Black Caps eye final charge

Colin de Grandhomme's hitting power put the Black Caps in the box seat on day four.

Time is running out but a lead of 138 entering day five gives Black Caps a shot at glory.

Squire's impressive audition

Liam Squire launches into a powerful run during Tasman's Mitre 10 match against Wellington this season.

Liam Squire powers Tasman to record win, Canterbury off to worst start since 1992 highlight third round of Mitre 10 Cup.

Cancer survivor savours win

Bruce Anstey (pictured in 2016) has completed a remarkable comeback in the Isle of Man after beating cancer.

New Zealander Bruce Anstey fought cancer and won. He capped off his brave fightback by winning another Isle of Man TT title.

More misery for Southland

North Harbour prop Karl Tu'inukuafe carts the ball forward against Southland in Invercargill on Sunday afternoon.

North Harbour grab their first win of the season as Southland's losing streak nears the three-year mark.

McLaughlin equals Lowndes' record

Will Davison (left), Scott McLaughlin and Chaz Mostert celebrate on the podium during race two for The Bend Supersprint, ...

Kiwi Supercars driver Scott McLaughlin is poised to run down great Craig Lowndes' record.

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RLPA hits out at NRL

The RLPA is also fighting the no-fault stand-down rule brought in after several damaging incidents during the ...

The NRL's plans for a "punishment matrix'' for off-field incidents hasn't pleased the Rugby League Players Association.

NRL: Manly beat Canberra

Martin Taupau tries to free himself from a tackle during Manly's 18-14 win over Canberra on Sunday night.

Manly stay in the NRL top four after displaying no shortage of grit in the 18-14 win over Canberra.

NFL:Valentine Holmes struggles

Valentine Holmes has been given few chances by the New York Jets to show he is worthy of a spot on the 53-man roster.

Former Kangaroos rugby league player Valentine Holmes had another disappointing pre-season game for the New York Jets.

Home game win for Bulls

The Taranaki Bulls have won their first home game in a crowd in front of 3,600 people at Yarrow Stadium on Sunday afternoon. 

Benji yet to decide future video

Stand-in hooker Benji Marshall makes a break for Wests Tigers in their 42-point win over the Newcastle Knights.

Kiwis veteran Benji Marshall doesn't want to make the "wrong decision'' before declaring whether he will retire or keep playing for West Tigers.

Latham rockets up all-time list

Well batted: Tom Latham raises his 10th test century on day three of the second test against Sri Lanka in Colombo.

At just 27 and in his 45th test, opener moves past some big names into NZ's top-seven centurymakers.

Live: Southland v North Harbour

Southland's Josh Moorby makes a break during the round one Mitre 10 Cup loss to Northland in Invercargill.

The Stags' search for a win continues as they take on North Harbour at Rugby Park.

Live: Black Caps v Sri Lanka

New Zealand's BJ Watling racked up another test half-century against Sri Lanka.

Black Caps plunder Sri Lanka's bowlers for a 138-run lead entering day five as they bid for victory.

Taranaki go top of championship

Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi found some form in Taranaki's flogging of Northland in New Plymouth on Sunday afternoon.

Taranaki continued their road to redemption with a bonus point flogging of Northland in New Plymouth.

NBA star Adams shows soft side

NBA star Steven Adams gives young Southland basketballers some advice during his tour of New Zealand.

Oklahoma City Thunder star Steven Adams makes the day of a young basketball fan who has cerebral palsy.

opinion

What's Folau doing now?

Seeing his former Wallaby teammates being named for Japan must have hurt Israel Folau.

OPINION: Remember Israel Folau? The Wallabies have moved on from the controversial backline star.

ABs squad has holes to fill

OPINION: George Bridge showed the selectors just how valuable footballing savvy can be, writes Mark Reason.

RWC start of Wallabies golden era?

Dreadful batting costs England

Rugby

'Rarely seen England better'

Joe Cokanasiga scored two tries against Ireland in a backline performance Sir Ian McGeechan rated as one of England's best.

OPINION: Former British and Irish Lions coach Ian McGeechan hails Eddie Jones' "utterly dominant'' England team.

Recap: Taranaki v Northland

Taranaki's Pita-Gus Sowakula is tackled during last week's 13-10 win over Manawatū in Palmerston North.

The unbeaten Bulls host Northland in a Mitre 10 Cup clash at Taranaki's Yarrow Stadium.

Ngani on the outer?

Ngani Laumape trains with the All Blacks in Auckland earlier this month.

Ryan Crotty and Sonny Bill Williams get lucky as Stuff's rugby writers make their halves and midfield picks for Japan.

Kilted Kiwi concussed on debut video

Scotland's Kiwi No 8 Blade Thomson arrives at Murrayfield for his test debut against France.

Luckless Kiwi Blade Thomson gets another head knock in impressive first test.

Cricket

Latham rockets up all-time list

Well batted: Tom Latham raises his 10th test century on day three of the second test against Sri Lanka in Colombo.

At just 27 and in his 45th test, opener moves past some big names into NZ's top-seven centurymakers.

Live: Black Caps v Sri Lanka

New Zealand's BJ Watling racked up another test half-century against Sri Lanka.

Black Caps plunder Sri Lanka's bowlers for a 138-run lead entering day five as they bid for victory.

Kohli, Rahane put India in control

India captain Virat Kohli helped steer his side into control of their test match against the West Indies at North Sound, ...

Unbeaten 104-run stand has visitors in strong position against West Indies.

England refuse to give up Ashes

A tantalising fourth day of the third Test at Headingley now awaits after England captain Joe Root took matters into his ...

A tantalising fourth day now awaits after England captain Joe Root took matters into his own hands to hold Australia back.

Football

Salah scores double for Liverpool

Mohamed Salah celebrates scoring one of his two goals in Liverpool's 3-1 victory over Arsenal.

Liverpool lead EPL standings after one-sided win over Arsenal.

Singh sets up goal video

Sarpreet Singh produced a "world class pass'' to set up a goal for Bayern Munich's reserves (file photo).

Kiwi midfielder hailed for "world-class pass'' as Chemnitzer supporters cast racial slurs at their own president.

Gambling threat to football video

NZ Football says it has asked online betting agencies to stop offering odds on games.

Football coaches fear the growing online gambling epidemic poses a threat to keeping the sport clean.

Villa grab first win

Wesley Moraes of Aston Villa scores his team's first goal during their Premier League match against Everton at Villa Park.

Counterattack goal seals victory for one of last season's promoted sides.

League

Benji yet to decide future video

Stand-in hooker Benji Marshall makes a break for Wests Tigers in their 42-point win over the Newcastle Knights.

Kiwis veteran Benji Marshall doesn't want to make the "wrong decision'' before declaring whether he will retire or keep playing for West Tigers.

From ruptured testicle to Wembley winner

Warrington Wolves co-captain Jack Hughes (C) has a hand on the Challenge Cup trophy after playing in the final victory ...

Surgery saved rugged forward's season after testicle swelled to "the size of an orange''.

Kiwis legend left with nothing

Olsen Filipaina believes bringing in someone from outside of the family can help ease tensions.

Olsen Filipaina would give his pay cheque to his father, unaware he was gambling it away.

Marshall turns back the clock for Tigers

Benji Marshall put on a masterclass against the Knights on Saturday night.

Knights' playoff hopes in tatters after Marshall master-class.

Basketball

NBA star Adams shows soft side

NBA star Steven Adams gives young Southland basketballers some advice during his tour of New Zealand.

Oklahoma City Thunder star Steven Adams makes the day of a young basketball fan who has cerebral palsy.

France roll past Tall Blacks

Ethan Rusbatch had 10 points for the Tall Blacks off the bench against France in Shenyang.

Paul Henare's Kiwi men's basketballers slumped to a third consecutive defeat on their World Cup buildup.

Boomers upset US to end streak

Patty Mills scored 30 points to lead Australia to victory against the USA on Saturday.

World Cup is wide open after US lose their first basketball game in 13 years.

Why Russell wasn't entertained

Actor Russell Crowe wasn't happy with his seats at Marvel Stadium.

Hollywood actor Russell Crowe among fans feeling "ripped off" after attending Australia's game against USA.

Golf

Lightning strike injures golf fans

A tree was struck by lightning at East Lake Golf Club during the PGA Tour's Tour Championship.

Six people injured following lightning strike during PGA Tour's Tour Championship in Atlanta, Georgia.

Ko slips back

Lydia Ko, pictured during her second round, wasn't able to make headway in her third round at the CP Open in Canada.

After a strong fightback, Lydia Ko drops a few places after third round in Canada.

McIlroy's get-out-of-jail shot

Rory McIlroy trails Brooks Koepka by one at the season-ending event at East Lake.

Golf star trails Koepka by one after hitting massive slice from behind trees to set up birdie on closing hole.

Ko goes low

Lydia Ko found some form in the second round of the CP Women's Open.

The Kiwi star recorded five birdies as she climbed the leaderboard.

Netball

Wyllie woman behind Netball NZ’s plan

The relationship between Netball NZ chief executive Jenny Wyllie and Noeline Taurua continues to grow, as the Silver ...

Thrust into the spotlight in New Zealand netball’s darkest hour, Jennie Wyllie now holds the key to the cabinet storing the sport’s three greatest prizes.

Family pivotal for Taurua video

Silver Ferns coach Noeline Taurua celebrates victory over England in the Netball World Cup semifinal in Liverpool.

Noeline Taurua's long-term future might not even involve netball.

Taurua sticks with Ferns video

Silver Ferns coach Noeline Taurua (left) and assistant Debbie Fuller celebrate their semifinal victory over England at ...

Netball World Cup title-winning coach will guide Ferns in next two series, before assessing future.

Taurua decision looms

Noeline Taurua will stay at the helm of the Silver Ferns for October's Constellation Cup series.

All signs point to Noeline Taurua leaving Lightning for Silver Ferns.

Tennis

Serena, Sharapova in US Open clash

Serena Williams holds a dominant 19-2 record against Maria Sharapova.

Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova will finally meet at Flushing Meadows, and they'll do it in the first round.

Serena won't get umpire rematch at US Open

Serena Williams argues with chair umpire Carlos Ramos during last year's US Open final.

US Tennis rewards Serena for her appalling tantrum in last year's final by barring Ramos from Williams sisters' matches.

Why Serena won't be Classic's top player

Serena Williams might be the biggest star at next year's Classic, but there will be high ranked players than her.

Don't expect the 23-time grand slam champion to be the top seed and January's tournament.

Serena to return to ASB Classic video

Serena Williams will be back in New Zealand for the first time since 2017 for next year's ASB Classic.

Two years ago she bagged Auckland but the 23-time grand slam winner will be back in January.

combat sports

McGregor apologises for bar punch

"I was in the wrong," Conor McGregor said.

UFC superstar says he was in the wrong and will accept responsibility for pub attack.

England rugby star switches to MMA

James Haskell has signed for Bellator after retiring from rugby earlier this year.

Former England rugby international James Haskell embarks on a new career in mixed martial arts.

Parker ready for Vegas camp video

Joseph Parker is ready to jet off to Las Vegas to prepare for a fight with Britain's Derek Chisora.

New Zealand heavyweight fit and eager to fine-tune for long await clash with rugged Brit.

Hooker's exciting UFC test

Kiwi lightweight Dan Hooker will meet American Al Iaquinta at UFC 243 in Melbourne on October 6.

Dan Hooker gets his wish after booking top-ranked opponent at massive Melbourne event.

Racing

Should horse have name change?

Graham Court with harness racing great Terror to Love, who has sired three horses with Terror or Terrorist in their name.

Horse owner has sympathy for the victims of the March 15 attacks, but won't change its name.

Horse trainer fined $327k

Sophia Malthus broke her neck when she was thrown from a racehorse in November 2016.

Stephen John McKee failed to ensure his employee was skilled enough to ride a racehorse which she fell off and became tetraplegic.

Harness race-fixing charge dropped

Christchurch District Court Judge Raoul Neave dismissed the charge against McGrath on Monday.

Harness racing figure Nigel McGrath has been cleared of race fixing.

Muslim teen wins at the races

Khadijah Mellah, 18, celebrates after winning with her horse Haverland in the charity race, the Magnolia Cup at Goodwood ...

South London hijab-wearing teen jockey triumphs at first attempt on British racecourse.

Motorsport

The eight Kiwis killed at Isle of Man

Jackets of Paul Dobbs, who was the last Kiwi before Chris Swallow to die at the Isle of Man TT.

Chris Swallow was the eighth Kiwi to lose his life at the notoriously dangerous motor race.

Armstrong leaves mark on F3

Marcus Armstrong won his first FIA Formula Three race in Hungary earlier this month.

The teenage driver is hoping he's done enough this season to move up to F2 in 2020.

McLaughlin wins at The Bend

Scott McLaughlin celebrates his victory at The Bend, South Australia, on Saturday.

Kiwi championship leader claims 15th win from 21 starts this year and is now just one off the season record.

SVG lends helping hand

Shane van Gisbergen remains a passionate supporter of New Zealand motorsport

Shane van Gisbergen has bought a Formula Ford for a young New Zealand driver to race in.

Other sports

High winds cancels finals

Zoi Sadowski Synnott trains in the final of the women's FIS Snowboard World Cup Big Air presented by Cardrona Alpine Resort.

Safety of athletes came first forcing the cancellation of the women's final big air snowboarding final.

Van Gerwen wins in NZ again

Michael van Gerwen celebrates winning the New Zealand Darts Masters title in Hamilton on Saturday night.

World champion Michael van Gerwen prevails in Hamilton final against fellow Dutchman.

NZ nail three underwater hockey golds

The New Zealand under-19 women's team huddle in the pool after winning the world underwater hockey title in England.

New Zealand now hold an unprecedented five out of eight world titles across all underwater hockey grades.

Bennett avoids crash

George Bennett avoided a horror start for his Jumbo-Visma team at the Vuelta a Espana. (FILE PIC)

Jumbo-Visma team make horror start to Vuelta a Espana, but George Bennett escapes the carnage.

aims games

AB family busy ahead of AIMS Games video

Dunedin's Balmacewen Intermediate netball team are preparing to travel to Tauranga for next month's Anchor AIMS Games.

Family of former All Black Adrian Cashmore pump out "sushi of South Island'' to raise funds for AIMS Games.

Livestream: AIMS Games - channel 4

Kaikohe Intermediate's girls team competing in the sevens tournament at the AIMS Games.

Channel 4 of the AIMS Games international sports championships in Tauranga.

Livestream: AIMS Games - channel 3

Kiana Stevenson (goal shoot) helped Murray's Bay to the Anchor AIMS Games netball title while her twin brother Bailey ...

Channel 3 of the AIMS Games international sports championships in Tauranga.

Livestream: AIMS Games - channel 2

Fairfield Intermediate Anchor AIMS Games competitors (from left) Sophie Harries, Hannah Wallace, Harriet Vellenoweth, ...

Channel 2 of the AIMS Games international sports championships in Tauranga.

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The Fumble

Curry now believes moon landing video

Steph Curry says he doesn't think people ever landed on the moon.

"I'm genuinely sorry for how that came across," NBA star Steph Curry says.

Curry's conspiracy theory video

Stephen Curry is the latest NBA player with conspiracy theories.

Warriors star Steph Curry joins long list of NBA conspiracy theorists.

Warriors give Green 'some time off'

Draymond Green Dared Kevin Durant To Leave Warriors! ” We Don’t Need You To Win”

Spat with Kevin Durant on ice as team-mate rival rested with a "lingering" toe injury.

Durant done with Warriors? video

Warriors star Kevin Durant was calling for the ball, but Draymond Green thought it better to go it alone. Trigger the spat.

NBA star "trying to move on" from altercation with team-mate Draymond Green, but they're still not talking.