America's Cup: What's next? video

Team New Zealand could clinch the America's Cup on Tuesday.

8:52 PM  Team New Zealand are one win away from hoisting the Auld Mug.

Hansen: Gatland 'bit desperate' video

Coach Steve Hansen rejected accusations his players tried to injure Lions halfback Conor Murray.

Lions coach says ABs "diving blindly" at Conor Murray risked his career, Hansen disagrees.

NZ flags go missing in Bermuda

Patriotic Kiwis show their support for Team New Zealand.

'Oracle-branded' vehicles and people have been out in the dead of night with ladders, supporter says.

Australian cricket at crisis point

Australian vice-captain David Warner has been a strong voice for the players' desire to protect their share of revenue.

8:30 PM  Ashes series in doubt as players and Cricket Australia at loggerheads over pay deal.

Lawes key to locking logjam

Having battled injury and concussion, Lions lock Courtney Lawes can press his second test claims with another strong ...

Lawes, Itoje, Henderson all pushing for test starting spots as Lions demand fireworks up front.

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May the best scrum win

Wyatt Crockett (the nearest All Black to the camera) makes mincemeat of Lions tighthead prop Tadgh Furlong.

All Blacks aren't going to let a French referee interfere with their scrummaging prowess.

Webster: Cherry-Evans' charm offensive

Manly's Daly Cherry-Evans could replace an injured Johnthan Thurston in the halves for Queensland.

OPINION: "He's a politician. Who's writing his speeches?"

Cup history beckons Team NZ video

One more win and Team New Zealand will become the most inexperienced crew to win the America's Cup.

Kiwis will write their names into the America's Cup record books in these five areas if they can seal the deal in Bermuda.

Concussion worry for Ben Smith

All Blacks vice captain Ben Smith leaves Eden Park for a concussion test during the first half of Saturday's test match ...

Frequency of All Black star's head knocks "concerning" and retirement might be best, expert says.

Cyclor's 'nerve-racking' moment video

Joe Sullivan has a front row seat as Team New Zealand helmsman Peter Burling executes a textbook hook on Oracle's Jimmy ...

Team NZ cyclor had the best seat in the house for Peter Burling's brilliant high-speed hook to sink Jimmy Spithill.

Lions fan's sleepover surprise

Lions fan Alex Edwards said he ended up googling the Ioane brothers.

A Lions fan invited to kip on the Ioane household's sofa had to google the rugby playing brothers before he recognised them.

Erakovic in positive mood

Marina Erakovic had to play in two tournaments on the same day last week.

With six wins last week, Marina Erakovic has found form ahead of Wimbledon

No lineout fears for Riccitelli

Hurricanes hooker Ricky Riccitelli has a huge lineout job to do against the Lions on Tuesday.

The Hurricanes are confident their lineout will function well against the Lions.

TotalFootball: Matt Ridenton video

Matthew Ridenton is stretchered off after suffering a knee injury during the round 25 A-League match against the ...

The Wellington Phoenix midfielder talks his serious knee injury, the new Phoenix coach and the season ahead.

Sharks lose only No.9

Sharks hooker Jayden Brailey broke his jaw in two places.

Kiwi Fa'amanu Brown could be forced to play in an unusual role this weekend.

Coast to Coast winner's big decision

Nelson teenager Cameron Jones has been selected in the New Zealand squad for the Mountain Bike World Championships.

Cameron Jones to concentrate on mountainbiking following world championship selection.

We're behind you, Team NZ stuff nation

Two consecutive race wins on Monday morning put Team NZ on match point for the America's Cup.

"Your humility, your courage, your pride shows the world Kiwis can fly."

Sevens win motivates Goss

Sarah Goss is New Zealand's most capped women's sevens player with 30 tournaments.

With her team winning the sevens world series on the other side of the world, captain Sarah Goss celebrates with an early morning run.

All Black's America's Cup love video

All Blacks prop Wyatt Crockett, left, will be glued to the America's Cup on Tuesday.

Before he learned to scrum, Wyatt Crockett sailed on Golden Bay dreaming of holding the Auld Mug.

Erwood filling big shoes

Southern Steel player Abby Erwood on court this season.

The concept of being thrust into the pressure cooker situation of a national netball final is nothing new for Southern Steel defender Abby Erwood.

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Webster: Cherry-Evans' charm offensive

Manly's Daly Cherry-Evans could replace an injured Johnthan Thurston in the halves for Queensland.

8:14 PM  OPINION: "He's a politician. Who's writing his speeches?"

Reason: Meads and my father

OPINION: There was no side to Meads. My dad liked that. In a way they were both Old Testament men.

All Whites' defence the problem

Hansen gets it right

Rugby

Sevens win motivates Goss

Sarah Goss is New Zealand's most capped women's sevens player with 30 tournaments.

With her team winning world series on the other side of the world, captain Sarah Goss celebrates with a run.

Booze warning to fans

SAY WHEN: Drunk fans will be refused entry at Westpac Stadium for this week's two Lions fixtures against the Hurricanes ...

Drunk fans won't get in, Westpac Stadium warns ahead of two Lions fixtures.

All Black's America's Cup love video

All Blacks prop Wyatt Crockett, left, will be glued to the America's Cup on Tuesday.

Before he learned to scrum, Wyatt Crockett sailed on Golden Bay dreaming of holding the Auld Mug.

Ticket scalpers on notice

Westpac Stadium chief executive Shane Harmon says the pitch is in "perfect condition" ahead of Tuesday's Lions encounter ...

Wellington stadium boss talks tough on illegal ticket sales ahead of Lions' double-header.

Cricket

Newcomer leads England to T20 series win

England's Dawid Malan celebrates scoring a half century during his crucial innings of 78.

Dawid Malan smashed 78 runs off 44 balls on debut to help England beat South Africa and and take the three-match series 2-1.

White Ferns easy winners

New Zealand's Holly Huddleston is congratulated by wicketkeeper Rachel Priest for one of her five wickets against Sri Lanka.

A Holly Huddleston five-for and a Suzie Bates century were enough for New Zealand to ease past Sri Lanka in their World Cup opener.

New offer in pay impasse

Captain Steve Smith and his fellow Australian cricketers have received a revised, increased pay offer from their ...

First movement in pay dispute as Cricket Australia tables increased offer a week before player contracts expire.

Big show, high pressure for Ferns video

Captain Suzie Bates says the White Ferns haven't been issued a social media ban, yet. "Maybe that comes further down the ...

Australia, England the teams for White Ferns to beat, but captain confident they can be a World Cup force.

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America's Cup: What's next?

Team New Zealand are one win away from hoisting the Auld Mug.

Football

Socceroos fall just short

James Troisi of Australia celebrates scoring the opening goal against Chile

Australia left to wonder what might have been after a bright performance against Chile.

Party over for All Whites fans

Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal celebrates scoring his side's first goal in a 4-0 victory over New Zealand.

It was a torrid few days on the travel and social front for a small band of All Whites fans in Russia.

All Whites' defence the problem

Stefan Marinovic had plenty of work to do at the Confederations Cup.

OPINION: The All Whites conceded an average of 10 shots on target per game at the Confederations Cup, which is a major concern.

Keeper meets 'Ronaldo and friends'

Stefan Marinovic was kept busy against Portugal at the Confederations Cup.

All Whites keeper reflects on a tough day out against the might of Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal.

League

Sharks lose only No.9

Sharks hooker Jayden Brailey broke his jaw in two places.

Kiwi Fa'amanu Brown could be forced to play in an unusual role this weekend.

Cherry-Evans makes Origin case in win

Daly Cherry-Evans led Manly to a big win over Cronulla.

The Manly halfback orchestrated a 17-point win over last year's champions.

Nightingale stars as Dragons survive

St George Illawarra winger Jason Nightingale scored a hat-trick against Newcastle.

A hat-trick from the Kiwi winger help save the Dragons from falling out of the top eight.

Recap: Sharks v Sea Eagles

Paul Gallen of the Sharks.

Sea Eagles prove too good for the Sharks, securing a convincing win.

Basketball

Wildcats demolish Otago Goldrush

The Wildcats beat the Otago Goldrush 70-42 on Saturday in Dunedin.

The Canterbury Wildcats are honing in on another WBC title.

NZ Select win again

Wellington Saints forward Jordan Ngatai has impressed with the New Zealand Select team on their tour of China.

A tougher match this time for the Kiwi basketballers before they eventually win 84-65 against Jiangsu.

Webster bros crack NBA Summer League

New Zealand's Tai Webster will now head to the NBA's Summer League after going undrafted.

Tall Blacks guards head down the alternate route as they look to break into the NBA.

Youngsters' basketball skills amaze video

Basketball brothers Benicio and Marcel Aguila.

They've got game and they're only three and five years old.

Golf

Lee third, Spieth stars

Danny Lee was a model of consistency at the Travelers Championship.

Kiwi golfer grabs a big payday after superb form at the Travelers Championship, won by a remarkable Jordan Spieth bunker shot.

Ko set to fall to world No 3

Lydia Ko didn't have the best of times at the Arkansas Championship over the weekend.

Kiwi golf star to drop out of the top two in the women's world rankings for the first time in more than two years.

Ko no match for Ryu

Lydia Ko a hits her tee shot during the second round of the Arkansas Championship.

A four-under round looked good on paper for Lydia Ko. Then rival So Yeon Ryu carded a 10-under 61 to streak away from the field.

Lee scores eagle on PGA Tour video

Danny Lee has produced three consistent rounds at the Travelers Championships PGA Tour event in Connecticut.

Danny Lee remains handily placed after an eagle during the third round of the PGA Tour's Travelers Championship.

Netball

Erwood filling big shoes

Southern Steel player Abby Erwood on court this season.

The concept of being thrust into the pressure cooker situation of a national netball final is nothing new for Southern Steel defender Abby Erwood.

Stadium Southland's finals history

Ticker tape falls at Stadium Southland after the Southern Sting won the 2004 national netball league final.

Logan Savory takes a look back at the seven previous national netball finals to be held at Invercargill's Stadium Southland.

Steel switch focus to Pulse

Central Pulse netball goal attack Tiana Metuarau against the Northern Mystics.

The Southern Steel have known for weeks that they would host the national netball league final, but they are pleased to finally find out their opponents.

Pulse make more history

Defender Phoenix Karaka claims a rebound for the Central Pulse.

 The Central Pulse have seen off a superb Maria Tutaia performance to qualify for the national premiership decider.

Tennis

Federer notches another title

Roger Federer goes into Wimbledon on the back of his 92nd career title.

Swiss legend wins 92nd career title as he warms up for Wimbledon.

Kiwi doubles players lose

Kiwi tennis player Marcus Daniell lost in the quarterfinals of the doubles at the Queens tournament in London.

Marcus Daniell, Michael Venus and their respective doubles partners were bundled out in the quarterfinals at the Queens tournament in London.

Venus and Harrison start well

Michael Venus (left) and Ryan Harrison have won their first round match at the Queens tournament in London.

French Open doubles champs win first round match at Queens tournament.

Becker declared bankrupt

Boris Becker's failed bid to avoid bankruptcy in Britain included remortgaging a house in Mallorca.

Six-time Grand Slam winner declared bankrupt by a British court after failing to pay debt.

Other sports

Capital boat club abuzz

Back to where it all began: Josh Junior at Worser Bay Boating Club  last year to celebrate his selection for the Rio ...

Worser Bay pins hopes on Team NZ member Josh Junior to win back America's Cup.

All Black's America's Cup love video

All Blacks prop Wyatt Crockett, left, will be glued to the America's Cup on Tuesday.

Before he learned to scrum, Wyatt Crockett sailed on Golden Bay dreaming of holding the Auld Mug.

Coast to Coast winner's big decision

Nelson teenager Cameron Jones has been selected in the New Zealand squad for the Mountain Bike World Championships.

Cameron Jones to concentrate on mountainbiking following world championship selection.

Christchurch designer behind Team NZ wheel video

Milton Bloomfield of Dynamic Composites, a Christchurch based company, made the steering wheel for the Team New Zealand ...

Asked to build the steering Wheel to help with Team New Zealand's campaign, Christchurch's Milton Bloomfield didn't hesitate to say yes.

Motorsport

Paddon looks to eliminate errors in Poland

Haydon Paddon is looking forward to Rally Poland  as he enjoys the fast nature of the course.

Kiwi rally driver Hayden Paddon is looking to be at the front of Rally Poland.

Dixon claims IndyCar win video

The win continued Scott Dixon's recovery from his horror crash at the Indy 500.

Kiwi driver took the lead with 25 laps to go at the Kohler Grand Prix, and never looked back.

Vettel 'disgraced himself' - Hamilton video

Sebastian Vettel gestures angrily at Lewis Hamilton before the two cars collided.

Lewis Hamilton has accused Formula One rival Sebastian Vettel of deliberately driving into his car during the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.

Ricciardo wins chaotic grand prix

Red Bull's Australian driver Daniel Ricciardo celebrates his victory.

Australian wins first GP in 2017 after championship leader was penalised for hitting rival.

Racing

Tui first on Seconds Out

Tui Miles is all smiles after her victory on Seconds Out.

Apprentice jockey kicks home her first winner - and the bosses' horse is second.

Coleman takes rest of season off

Jockey Michael Coleman is recovering after knee surgery.

Michael Coleman recovers from knee surgery, joins exodus of riders on sideline.

Bail pending fraud sentencing

Coffey was accused of helping deceive his former employer, the Department of Internal Affairs.

Former gambling inspector Kevin Coffey gets bail until fraud sentencing.

Butt brothers upset

Anthony Butt delivered an inch-perfect drive to get Field Marshal home in the Group I Len Smith Mile.

Kiwi horse upsets the Australian big guns for biggest win of his career so far.

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