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Crusaders right to consult video

The Crusaders' horsemen have been a feature of the Super Rugby team's pre-match buildup for over 20 years.

5:00 AM  There is sporting precedent for changing the Crusaders' name - but the Muslim community view must be paramount.

It could have been the 'Plainsmen' 

Knights on horses have been a regular feature prior to the Crusaders' home games.

Things could have been so different if the Crusaders called themselves the Plainsmen.

SBW to miss Blues game

Sonny Bill Williams posted an emotional video to Twitter on Friday.

Sonny Bill puts support for grieving Christchurch community ahead of rugby.

SBW must lead ABs haka

Sonny Bill Williams is an immensely popular figure among young Kiwis.

OPINION: The All Blacks midfielder is already a leader. Now is the time the whole nation stood with him.

'Respect row' for Christchurch

Eric Murray won gold in the pair at the London and Rio (pictured) Olympics.

Olympian Eric Murray has paid tribute to the victims of the shootings with a '50 minute respect row'.

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Crusaders fans will have to wait at least another day for word regarding any potential change to their team's brand.

Classic wants Andreescu back

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Tournament director Karl Budge hopes the Indian Wells winner will want to return to NZ next year.

Striker's tribute to shootings victim video

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When Elliot Collier scored Memphis 901's maiden goal, he was thinking of former team-mate Atta Elayyan.

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Highlanders head coach Aaron Mauger was shocked and saddened by the Christchurch shootings.

Highlanders coach Aaron Mauger reveals team will work with Dunedin mosque this week as show of support.

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Justin Morgan will coach the Kiwi Ferns for the next two years.

Justin Morgan will take over from Kelvin Wright as the coach of New Zealand's rugby league team

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Melbourne Victory striker Kosta Barbarouses pays tribute to the Christchurch mosque shooting victims.

Kiwi international reveals why he performed a Muslim prayer celebration after scoring twice for Melbourne Victory.

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Spark Sport slow off the grid

Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas of Finland won the Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix in Melbourne on Sunday.

Watching the Formula 1 race on the Spark Sport internet streaming platform was a knuckle-chewing exercise in futility.

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Crusaders right to consult over name

There is sporting precedent for changing the Crusaders' name - but the Muslim community view must be paramount.

League

Kiwi Ferns name new coach

Justin Morgan will coach the Kiwi Ferns for the next two years.

Justin Morgan will take over from Kelvin Wright as the coach of New Zealand's rugby league team

Warriors turned to loud music

Adam Blair said it was a job to get the players up for Saturday's game against the Bulldogs.

Adam Blair said he could sense the Warriors players felt uneasy before Saturday's game.

Manly vow to help Christchurch

The Manly Sea Eagles will return to Christchurch for a NRL game on March 30 against the Warriors and have vowed to life ...

NRL club vows to "embrace the people of Christchurch and lift their spirits''.

Foran got cold welcome video

Kieran Foran was full of praise for his opposite No 6, Adam Keighran.

Bulldogs got thumped on the field at Mt Smart and then cold showers in the sheds.

Basketball

Tough draw for Tall Blacks

Tall Blacks head coach Paul Henare has welcomed New Zealand's tough draw at the 2019 FIBA World Cup.

Greece and Brazil loom as big challenges for the Tall Blacks in Group F.

Thunder blow big lead

Steven Adams had 15 of his 17 points in the first half for the Thunder at Indiana.

Steven Adams got things going in the first half but OKC still came up short at the Indiana Pacers.

Westbrook rebounds from fine video

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook had a triple-double as they beat the Brooklyn Nets. (File Photo)

Oklahoma City Thunder guard grabs triple-double in win over Brooklyn Nets.

Kiwis to impress US basketball scouts

Female basketball players won't have to leave NZ to try and break into the US college game.

Female basketball players won't have to leave NZ to try and break into the US college game.

Netball

Silver Ferns to play men

The Silver Ferns will play a national men's team as part of their Netball World Cup preparations.

The game in late June will be part of their final preparations for the Netball World Cup.

Tactix fight back tears video

Steel and Tactix players paused to remember those who lost their lives in Christchurch on Friday.

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Tactix show solidarity

Mainland Tactix netball captain Jane Watson and her side will play the Southern Steel in Invercargill on Sunday as a ...

Canterbury sports teams cancel fixtures, but Tactix netball side will play on Sunday to show 'solidarity'.

Nweke to be carefully managed

Grace Nweke shows the potential to be a future Silver Fern.

Mystics coach Helene Wilson says she's mindful of not overusing her talented teen.

Tennis

Classic wants Andreescu back

Canada's Bianca Andreescu shows the emotions as she nets her frst WTA title at Indian Wells.

Tournament director Karl Budge hopes the Indian Wells winner will want to return to NZ next year.

Serena applauds pay equity suit

Serena Williams: 'At some point you have to have those pioneers, and maybe it's the time for soccer.'

Tennis champion weighs in on the USA football team's 'pioneering' legal action.

Navratilova has a point over trans rules video

Tennis legend Martina Navratilova has highlighted a real threat to women's sport.

OPINION: Tennis legend and LGBT icon has been vilified for highlighting a real threat to sport, writes Jim White.

Kyrgios is pure tennis box office

Will a sizzling week in Mexico finally be the turning point for Australian tennis champ Nick Kyrgios?

OPINION: Australian tennis player Nick Kyrgios generates mainstream interest outside the four Grand Slams.

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Morgan to make boxing history

Bowyn Morgan will fight Jack Asis for the WBU world welterweight title in Christchurch.

Boxing history to be made in Christchurch with world title fight.

NZ boxer Peres dreams big

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Winning a world title would be one thing but light-heavyweight star has an even bigger vision.

Adesanya feels for McGregor

Israel Adesanya says fans need to be careful what they wish for when filming UFC fighters in secret.

Israel Adesanya feels sympathy for Conor McGregor, says fans need to be careful.

Mike Tyson's emotions spill over video

Mike Tyson has described Muhammad Ali as "a different breed of person".

Iron Mike's voice broke as he called the great Muhammad Ali 'the real deal'.

Motorsport

Spark Sport's 'solid performance'

Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas celebrates his victory in the Australian Grand Prix.

Spark says feedback suggests positive start to new sports streaming service.

Bottas wins Australian Grand Prix

Mercedes drivers Lewis Hamilton of Britain, right, and Valtteri Bottas of Finland, ran one-two in Melbourne but not in ...

Formula One team-mates finish 1-2 in Melbourne but Lewis Hamilton has to settle for second.

McLaughlin back on top

Scott McLaughlin dedicated another win in Melbourne to his compatriots in New Zealand.

Kiwi champ storms to victory in Melbourne after missing previous race due to warmup lap crash.

McLaughlin crashes out

Scott McLaughlin celebrates on the podium after winning the earlier race , before he was knocked out in bizarre ...

Kiwi driver taken out in warm-up lap, ending his perfect start to the Supercars season.

aims games

Diver bows out a winner

Tauranga Intermediate principal Brian Diver watches on as his school’s basketball perform a haka in his honour during ...

Aims Games co-founder couldn't have scripted a better farewell with Tauranga Intermediate capturing basketball gold.

Watch: Day six highlights

Final day highlights from the AIMS Games in Tauranga.

All the action from the final day of the big event in Tauranga, which has drawn more than 10,000 competitors.

Limo ride for winners

Kamo Intermediate kids enjoy a limo ride, shouted by their parents, after their hockey win at the AIMS Games

Just a small school, so Piopio College students overjoyed with bronze medal.

Twins win gold medals

Kiana Stevenson, who helped Murray's Bay to the Anchor AIMS Games netball title, with her twin brother Bailey who won ...

Twins Kiana and Bailey win gold, as Murray's Bay Intermediate has great day at AIMS Games

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