Slater cleared for NRL final video

Billy Slater and  Melbourne Storm Craig Bellamy ahead of his judiciary at NRL HQ in Sydney, Australia.

Melbourne fullback found not guilty of a shoulder charge and will play in Sunday's grand final.

Who are you calling a cheat?

Who are you calling a cheat?

Almost every athlete Drug Free Sport NZ is catching - and banning - is not trying to cheat.

How radical will the ABs go? video

Damian McKenzie probably deserves a start at first five-eighth against Argentina.

OPINION: All Blacks coach Steve Hansen let the No 10 genie out of the bottle, now who to start in Buenos Aires?

Roosters' selection shock

Cooper Cronk is racing the clock to be fit for Sunday's NRL grand final.

Are the Roosters rolling the dice with Cooper Cronk's potential replacement or is it all a big bluff?

Reason behind Serena fuss video

Serena Williams argues with chair umpire Carlos Ramos.

OPINION: The reaction to the Serena Williams incident shows sexism - and racism - still overpowers misandry.

More Sport Headlines

Broncos confirm Bennett exit

Next season will be coach Wayne Bennett's last at the Broncos.

Foundation coach Wayne Bennett vows to see out his Brisbane contract next year.

A bitter pill to swallow

A common antibiotic to fix a ruined hand would land Dane Boswell in more trouble than he could have imagined.

Dane Boswell had an innocent explanation for the presence of a banned substance in his system. But it wasn't enough.

Banned over a blunt

Vince Whare is serving a 10-year ban from the sport he loves because he smokes cannabis.

Authorities agree Vince Whare is no drugs cheat, but still handed him a 10-year ban from the sport he loves.

Sigmund coaching up kids

Former All Whites defender Ben Sigmund has turned to mentoring.

From man marking to mentoring, ex-footballer Ben Sigmund prides himself on giving 100 per cent.

Adams' fertility journey

Dame Valerie Adams  is sharing her fertility story as part of Fertility week

Dame Valerie Adams hopes her story inspires others to seek fertility help.

America's Cup given go-ahead

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - JULY 06:  Members of Emirates Team New Zealand lift the America's Cup trophy in celebration ...

America's Cup 2021 has been given the green light, with the Environment Court approving Auckland waterfront revamp.

Modric dethrones CR7, Messi

It's been a big year for Luka Modric, who won another Champions League title and guided Croatia to their first World Cup ...

Luka Modric has broken a decade of award dominance by Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

Is the Pumas scrum truly feared?

All Blacks prop Owen Franks retains huge respect for the Pumas' pack.

The All Blacks talk Argentina's scrum up, as Pumas coach Mario Ledesma continually talks it down.

ABs draw line in the sand video

Captain Agustin Creevy, and the Pumas, have quickly become the All Blacks' focus.

The All Blacks know they lost to South Africa, and now they're moving on from that.

Mad Monday fine halved

One of the Bulldogs players at their Mad Monday celebrations.

Canterbury Bulldogs' Mad Monday fine is halved to $136,000.

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Farah Palmer Cup is failing

Counties Manukau and Canterbury are two of the stronger teams in the Farah Palmer Cup, but there are a number of other ...

OPINION: Blowouts, poor crowds and the lack of women coaches, the FPC needs a radical shake up.

The all-time greatest golf comeback

OPINION: Before you swallow the Tiger hype, relive the story of Ben Hogan's win, writes Mark Reason.

RWC under threat by new comp

NRL has a duty to ban Slater video

Rugby

Is Pumas scrum truly feared?

All Blacks prop Owen Franks retains huge respect for the Pumas' pack.

The ABs keep talking Argentina's scrum up, as coach Mario Ledesma continually talks it down.

Dagg clings to ABs dream video

Israel Dagg spent most of the 2018 Super Rugby season on the sideline with knee injuries.

Israel Dagg is desperate for strong Crusaders season in 2019 as he targets one last crack at an All Blacks jersey.

One year to overtake ABs video

John Mitchell, pictured at England training, believes his new team can supplant the All Blacks as world No 1 within a year.

After taking on England role, John Mitchell believes they can usurp the ABs ahead of next year's Rugby World Cup.

Kiwi Ben Botica best in France

Former North Harbour first-five Ben Botica has been named the best player in France for the 2017-18 season.

Unheralded Kiwi named Top 14 player of the year despite his team being relegated to second division.

Cricket

Vettori loses another T20 gig

Daniel Vettori has lost another T20 coaching gig after Middlesex let him go.

Kiwi T20 coaching specialist had four roles last month but it's now two as Middlesex hire Stuart Law.

CA close Moeen Ali slur claims

Case closed: A claim that Moeen Ali was called "Osama" during the 2015 Ashes has been dropped.

Cricket Australia will take no further action into claims an Australian player called Moeen Ali "Osama".

Dagg's day with the Aussies

Israel Dagg dives over a try against Argentina in his last appearance for the All Blacks in the Rugby Championship last ...

Cricket nut Israel Dagg reveals he was 'water boy' the day Brett Lee terrorised the Black Caps in Napier in 2005.

McCullum's dig at Warner video

David Warner celebrates his century for Randwick-Petersham in Sydney grade cricket.

Just like Sir Ed celebrating climbing the front steps, McCullum teases Warner after his club ton.

Video

AB Smith eyes record

Is Aaron Smith, who is close to running down Justin Marshall's record of test appearances for the All Blacks, our greatest halfback?

Football

Sigmund coaching up kids

Former All Whites defender Ben Sigmund has turned to mentoring.

From man marking to mentoring, ex-footballer Ben Sigmund prides himself on giving 100 per cent.

Modric dethrones CR7, Messi

It's been a big year for Luka Modric, who won another Champions League title and guided Croatia to their first World Cup ...

Luka Modric has broken a decade of award dominance by Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

All White lured 'home' video

Henry Cameron has joined Team Wellington in attempt to revive his promising football career.

A ruptured ACL on his All Whites debut halted Henry Cameron's pro career. Now he's moved to Wellington in an attempt to revive it.

Did the wrong goal win? video

Riley McGree celebrates after scoring a spectacular scorpion kick in the A-League semis.

A-League scorpion kick controversially overlooked for Fifa's goal of the year.

League

Banned over a blunt

Vince Whare is serving a 10-year ban from the sport he loves because he smokes cannabis.

Authorities agree Vince Whare is no drugs cheat, but still handed him a 10-year ban from the sport he loves.

Mad Monday fine halved

One of the Bulldogs players at their Mad Monday celebrations.

Canterbury Bulldogs' Mad Monday fine is halved to $136,000.

Napa driven by final pain video

Sydney Roosters prop Dylan Napa leaves the field after being sin binned against the Broncos last month.

Disappointment of missing the season decider has been fuelling the Roosters prop this NRL season.

Eels tear up Williams' contract

Tony Williams has had his contract ripped up by the Parramatta Eels.

Parramatta have sacked Tony Williams after confirming the former NSW and Australian forward tested positive for a second time to an illicit substance.

Basketball

LeBron dons Lakers yellow video

LeBron James fields questions on annual NBA media day; his first public outing in Lakers gear.

What causes LeBron to feel pressure? "Nothing." And then there was mic-drop silence.

'I'm an awkward Kiwi guy' video

Steven Adams: 'Some stuff you guys laugh at, New Zealanders won't laugh at. It's just different cultures.'

OKC Thunder centre Steven Adams provides his usual unique insight on the annual NBA media day.

Cavs, 'I'm still here'

LeBron James is now a LA Lakers man after switching from the Cavaliers in the off-season.

Cleveland coach laughs off lack of LeBron James saying the team's not about to tank.

Tough break for Wesley

Tai Wesley copped the seventh broken nose of his career at the NBL's pre-seaosn Blitz tournament in Victoria.

Star Breakers off-season signing will slip in a 'quick' nose surgery before heading to Phoenix.

Golf

Tiger: forgive and forget? video

Tiger Woods holds Calamity Jane the official trophy of the tournament after winning the Tour Championship golf tournament.

So Tiger Woods is back, risen from the sporting dead. Yay or nay?

Tiger comeback not complete video

Tiger Woods has many, many fans.

There's still a major mountain for Tiger Woods to climb given how far he fell.

Golf 'better for Tiger comeback'

An emotional Tiger Woods reflects on winning his first PGA Tour title for five years.

Tiger Woods 'doesn't just move the needle - he is the needle'.

'Tigermania' chaos at 18 video

Tiger Woods, lower center, and Rory McIlroy, lower left, emerge from a horde of fans following Tiger on their way to the ...

Thousands of golf fans trip over themselves to see history, worrying the man making it.

Netball

Price to face Ferns

Jamie-Lee Price is set to make her Australian netball debut against the Silver Ferns in Hamilton on October 14.

Former NZ secondary schools and under-21 international set to debut for Australia against Ferns next month.

Thunderbirds are go for Folau video

Silver Fern Maria Folau in action against the England Roses during the recent Quad Series.

Silver Ferns shooter Maria Folau has found her Australian team for 2019.

Willering: Ferns can win video

Michaela Sokolich-Beatson of the Silver Ferns wins a contest for possession against Australia in the Quad Series test in ...

OPINION: Competitive showing in loss sets the Silver Ferns up to beat Australia next time.

Diamonds overcome Ferns video

Silver Ferns wing defence Michaela Sokolich-Beatson applies pressure on Australia centre Kim Ravaillion.

Australia claim Quad Series netball title after edging Silver Ferns in Melbourne.

Tennis

Serena: I'm OK, not great video

Serena Williams admits it has been a tough time dealing with the fallout from her controversial US Open final loss to ...

Battling tennis superstar opens up on how her baby daughter is helping her get over US Open turmoil.

Osaka's winning streak ends

Naomi Osaka, of Japan returns a shot against Karolina Pliskova, of Czech Republic during the final match of the Pan ...

Osaka's 10-match winning streak, including the US Open women's title, is ended by Pliskova in Tokyo final.

Serena's 'inner voice' kept her going

Serena Williams says she is guided her inner voice.

Grand slam star says her parents taught her "self-belief and self-confidence" to handle career hurdles.

Serena guilty of sexism

Serena Williams argues with chair umpire Carlos Ramos during the US Open final.

OPINION: The hollow joke is that it was Serena, not the male umpire, who was guilty of sexism, writes Mark Reason.

combat sports

Whyte set for Joshua rematch

Dillian Whyte is poised to have another crack at Anthony Joshua.

Beating Joseph Parker has laid the path for Dillian Whyte to have a crack at AJ's world titles.

Parker and other heavyweights 'owe Joshua' video

Anthony Joshua has revived the world heavyweight division with a string of impressive wins.

Kiwi among rivals whose status and bank balances have been boosted by fighting worthy world champion, writes Paul Hayward

AJ in a different league video

Anthony Joshua drops Alexander Povetkin on the way to another victory at Wembley.

OPINION: Anthony Johsua's latest victory would have been a frustrating watch for Joseph Parker.

AJ knocks out Povetkin

Anthony Joshua celebrates with his belts after defeating Alexander Povetkin in their heavyweight bout in London.

English boxer Anthony Joshua keeps his three heavyweight word titles, after beating Russian Alexander Povetkin.

Racing

Finish line nears to a way of life video

Matt Hickey left school at 13 to become a horse trainer. He has no idea what he'll do without the Woodville Racecourse.

Matt Hickey experienced the halcyon days of Woodville Racecourse. But those times were long ago.

Messara Report a 'gun to the head' video

The Stratford Racing Club have been around for 125 years and currently have 60 horses in training.

Racing clubs say the plan for 'land confiscation' is a money grab that will leave their communities with nothing.

Winx with stunning burst again video

Champion mare Winx has made it 27 straight race wins with a commanding performance in the Group 1 $500,000 Colgate Optic ...

Winx has added another layer to her history-making achievements with another stunning late burst.

Race-day fall investigated

Jockey Sarah MacNab is likely to spend several days in hospital recovering from serious injuries (file photo).

Jockey Sarah MacNab is in hospital with a serious head injury after a shocking fall at the Woodville Racecourse.

Motorsport

McRae wins at Ashley Forest

Alister McRae has won the Ashley Forest Rallysprint in a car formerly driven by Possum Bourne.

Memory of popular Kiwi driver lives on as Scotsman takes iconic rallysprint crown.

The F1 engine conundrum stuff nation

"Part of the appeal of Formula One has always been the sound of the engines."

Part of the appeal of Formula One has always been the sound of the engines, so are the current ones a quiet failure?

No F1 regrets for Dixon video

Kiwi driver Scott Dixon has no regrets about not making a move to Formula One.

Scott Dixon reveals why a much talked about move to F1 never eventuated.

Get to know Scott Dixon video

Scott Dixon has no plans to retire from IndyCar racing anytime soon.

Kiwi IndyCar champ lifts the lid on his motivation, his childhood hero and how he got over his 2017 crash.

Other sports

Adams' fertility journey

Dame Valerie Adams  is sharing her fertility story as part of Fertility week

Dame Valerie Adams hopes her story inspires others to seek fertility help.

America's Cup given go-ahead

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - JULY 06:  Members of Emirates Team New Zealand lift the America's Cup trophy in celebration ...

America's Cup 2021 has been given the green light, with the Environment Court approving Auckland waterfront revamp.

Dew to lead Black Sticks review

An independent review of the Black Sticks women's team environment will be led by lawyer Maria Dew.

Employment lawyer Maria Dew to review team environment in wake of players' concerns.

Asia beckons Games medallist Clareburt video

Bronze medalist Lewis Clareburt with 400m individual medley bronze at the Commonwealth Games.

Lewis Clareburt is making swimming capital by basing himself in Wellington.

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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The Fumble

LeBron dons Lakers yellow video

LeBron James fields questions on annual NBA media day; his first public outing in Lakers gear.

What causes LeBron to feel pressure? "Nothing." And then there was mic-drop silence.

Cavs, 'I'm still here'

LeBron James is now a LA Lakers man after switching from the Cavaliers in the off-season.

Cleveland coach laughs off lack of LeBron James saying the team's not about to tank.

49ers lose quarterback video

Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo is gone for the 2018 NFL season with a torn ACL.

Jimmy Garoppolo gone for 2018 after suffering a torn ACL against Kansas City.

Anthony signs with Rockets video

Carmelo Anthony is off to the Rockets/

Top baller joins James Harden and Chris Paul in Houston, heating up NBA rivalry with the Warriors.

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