McKenzie to start for ABs

Damian McKenzie got a gallop in the All Blacks' warmup match last Friday but ANZ Stadium is another level up for the new ...

Steve Hansen hands Damian McKenzie and Liam Squire ABs starts for Bledisloe opener.

Dominant ABs gone missing

The All Blacks still look good on paper, but their on-field dominance has at times gone missing.

OPINION: The Lions did not find flaws, they confirmed them, writes Paul Cully.

Ross Taylor heads home

New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor has made 177 runs in 12 innings so far in this year's NatWest T20 Blast.

7:18 AM  Kiwi's stint as Sussex captain in the English T20 comp on hold as he returns to NZ for family reasons.

How much for the Warriors? video

New Zealand Warriors owner Eric Watson (left) with former part-owner Owen Glenn, is looking to sell the club.

As the deadline to sell the NRL franchise looms, the two parties involved are millions of dollars apart.

Smaller gloves approved

Floyd Mayweather, left, and Conor McGregor will fight in lighter gloves after Nevada boxing regulators gave them permission.

6:41 AM  Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor scolded for using glove weight issue to sell tickets.

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LeBron slams Trump video

LeBron James held his daughter as he slammed Donald Trump for failures to act in response to white supremacists in ...

NBA superstar hits out at America's "so-called president" over failures in handling of white supremacists.

Parker into beast mode

American Malik Scott weighs in ahead of his last fight against big Cuban Luis Ortiz late last year.

WBO champ spars with world title contender and giant kickboxer as he prepares for Hughie Fury.

Serena eyes Aussie return

Serena Williams poses with the Daphne Akhurst Trophy after winning the women's singles final against sister Venus Williams.

Serena Williams aiming to defend her Australian Open title, just months after first child due.

Hayne, Titans on tenterhooks

As the Gold Coast Titans decide whether to sack star Jarryd Hayne or coach Neil Henry, Hayne will miss their next game ...

Titans to be without controversial star Jarryd Hayne against the Eels, due to ankle injury.

Apisai says bye to Canes

Departing Hurricanes hooker Leni Apisai powers over to score against the Bulls at Loftus Versfeld in May.

Ricky Riccitelli's progress has meant a change of scenery for hooker Leni Apisai.

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Fowler's major celebration habit

Rickie Fowler left his run too late in the final round of the PGA Championship.

OPINION: Talented American keeps celebrating everyone else's major wins, writes Doug Ferguson.

Let Des Hasler go

OPINION: The Bulldogs should let Des Hasler go now, so he can join the Titans, writes Michael Chammas.

McKenzie on the rise

Whitelock should be captain video

Rugby

ABs steer clear of bug trial

Security consultant Adrian Gard has pleaded not guilty to making up claims he found a listening device in the All ...

Four chairs, a listening device and a variety of witnesses on show during bug-gate trial in Sydney.

'Easy' to join Crusaders

Tom Sanders trains with Canterbury in Christchurch on Wednesday.

Former Chief Tom Sanders didn't need much convincing to return home to play for the Crusaders.

Force stars 'drastically' affected

Matt Hodgson of the Force makes a speech after playing his final Super Rugby home game against the Waratahs in July.

One of team's favourite sons says damage to his team-mates' mental health can't be underestimated.

Apisai says bye to Canes

Departing Hurricanes hooker Leni Apisai powers over to score against the Bulls at Loftus Versfeld in May.

Ricky Riccitelli's progress has meant a change of scenery for hooker Leni Apisai.

Cricket

Warner on mend after knock video

The incident threw a major scare into the Australian camp.

Despite being hit by a bouncer Australian vice-captain will go on Bangladesh tour.

Phillips smashes McClenaghan video

Glenn Phillips hammers a six off Mitchell McClenaghan on Wednesday.

Auckland team-mates square off in the CPL, with bat getting the better of ball.

Southee mostly unplayable video

New Zealand cricketer Tim Southee has taken three wickets in Middlesex's Twenty20 win.

NZ pace bowler leads Middlesex to victory in England's T20 comp, nabbing 3-9 in a match-winning effort.

Bates belts maiden T20 ton video

Watch: Super Suzie! White Ferns captain scores first ever Women's Super League ton, snares three wickets in unreal ...

White Ferns captain delivers a batting masterclass to notch the first ever ton in the Women's Super League.

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Folau, Beale ready to fire

Wallabies playmaker looks to unleash 'incredible' Israel Folau on All Blacks in Bledisloe test.

Football

Kalezic, Vidosic vital for Phoenix video

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - AUGUST 10:  Coach Darije Kalezic and assistant coach Rado Vidosic pose in front of the new ...

OPINION: Wellington Phoenix's chances of success rest heavily on the performance of their coaches, Stuff football writer Liam Hyslop says.

Wood worry over high price tag

Nottingham Forest's Chris Cohen defends against Leeds United's Chris Wood.

Leeds set to knock back fresh EPL club offer of $35m, leaving Kiwi striker worried he's being overvalued.

Musa ready to take his chance

James Musa was last seen in New Zealand playing for Team Wellington at the end of 2015.

After almost three years in the wilderness, James Musa is back in the All Whites, and eager to show how much he has grown.

Liverpool beats Hoffenheim

Liverpool's Trent Alexander-Arnold celebrates scoring their first goal against Hoffenheim.

Liverpool spoil Hoffenheim's debut in Champions League competition.

League

Hayne, Titans on tenterhooks

As the Gold Coast Titans decide whether to sack star Jarryd Hayne or coach Neil Henry, Hayne will miss their next game ...

Titans to be without controversial star Jarryd Hayne against the Eels, due to ankle injury.

Gubb aims to end on high

There is interest from Super League teams in England in Gubb.

The 27-year-old is unwanted by Warriors but is keeping upbeat about next move.

Kearney ignoring sale talk video

Stephen Kearney is focusing on the Rabbitohs, not a potential change of ownership at the Warriors.

Warriors coach focused on the Rabbitohs and not the possibility of losing his job as club sale talk swirls.

No Man U without Manu

Former Warriors wing Manu Vatuvei is settling into life living in England.

Former Warriors star Manu Vatuvei finds a football club to support as he settles in in England.

Basketball

Boucher brings Breakers home

Tom Abercrombie plays a big role with the NZ Breakers.

The Breakers will play a pre-season match against Melbourne United in their general manager's home region.

Tall Blacks brace for Jordan

Luke Aston is loving his first taste of the Tall Blacks environment at the Fiba Asia Cup.

New Tall Blacks thriving in the international environment at Fiba Asia Cup.

RHS deliver upset in Thompson Trophy

Canterbury Secondary Schools' Basketball League action

There was only one upset in the Thompson Trophy semi-finals in week 11 of the Canterbury secondary schools' basketball league.

Wisconsin beat Breakers

Forward Ethan Happ had 15 points as the Wisconsin Badgers defeated an NZ Breakers squad 85-75.

Badgers get off to a winning start on their five-game trip to New Zealand and Australia.

Golf

Ryan Fox a Fiji favourite

A final round of 78 saw Ryan Fox slip from contention to finish tied for 54th in the US PGA Championship last weekend.

From Royal Birkdale to Quail Hollow, the Kiwi golfer returns to the Fiji International where he's tournament favourite.

Ben Campbell eyes US golf elite

Ben Campbell was all smiles as he shot 61 in the first round of the New Zealand Open.

Now healthy, the Masterton golfer, and NZ Open runner-up, is off to America to ply his trade.

Golf fan's $3.5 million heartbreak

Rickie Fowler finished 22nd at the British Open.

Rickie Fowler's failure to win the British Open resulted in one fan missing out on a big pay day.

Five drugs in Woods' system

Tiger Woods is seen handcuffed and searched by police officers when arrested in May.

Active ingredient in marijuana detected as one of five drugs Tiger Woods had in his system when arrested.

Netball

Ferns to face England at Comm Games

Maria Tutaia and the Silver Ferns will play England in pool play at next year's Commonwealth Games.

Scotland, Wales drawn in pool B with Kiwis and England.

Steel coach 'really happy' to confirm squad

Southern Steel goal shoot Jennifer O'Connell is set to get plenty of minutes in the 2018 season.

The Southern Steel netball squad has been confirmed for their 2018 premiership title defence, as they eye another successful season.

Steel's Jamaican connection continues

Malysha Kelly in action for the Southern Force in February.

The Southern Steel have continued their Jamaican connection with their latest signing as they look to defend their title in 2018.

Magic re-sign four Ferns

Monica Falkner and Whitney Souness were the two new caps in the Silver Ferns squad named on Monday.

New Silver Fern Monica Falkner is joined by Casey Kopua, Kelly Jury and Sam Sinclair in returning to the Magic for 2018.

Tennis

Serena eyes Aussie return

Serena Williams poses with the Daphne Akhurst Trophy after winning the women's singles final against sister Venus Williams.

Serena Williams aiming to defend her Australian Open title, just months after first child due.

Serena: People think I'm mean

Serena Williams claims she needs to be "twice as good" as her opponents.

Racism is strong in sport, claims Williams, comparing her reception to Maria Sharapova's.

Sharapova granted wild card

Maria Sharapova has been granted a wild card entry to play in the US Open after 15 months out following a suspension for ...

Maria Sharapova will line up in her first Grand Slam following a 15-month suspension for doping.

Federer withdraws, Nadal to No 1

Roger Federer has "tweaked" his back.

Spanish tennis ace the benefactor as Swiss rival pulls out of the Western and Southern Open.

Other sports

Cumming 'putting hand up' for NZ team

New Zealand track cyclist Emma Cumming is looking forward to the World Cup events after spending time in the United States.

Southland track cyclist Emma Cumming is looking to push for a spot in the New Zealand team with the 2018 Commonwealth Games in her sights.

Bewley re-signs with Orica-Scott

Former New Zealand time trial champion Sam Bewley has re-signed with Orica-Scott for another season.

Kiwi cyclist commits to a one-year extension with the Australian professional team.

Baseball star heading to NZ

Former Major League baseball star Reggie Smith will travel to New Zealand next month to help with coaching.

Baseball New Zealand delighted a star-studded coaching group will visit Auckland next month.

Conor McGregor's car collection video

Conor McGregor stands alongside one of his Rolls-Royces.

When it comes to lavish lifestyles, Conor McGregor knows how to flaunt his wealth.

Motorsport

Supercars going night racing

Kiwi title contender Fabian Coulthard will race around Sydney Motorsport Park.

Kiwi title contender Fabian Coulthard will drive a test night race at Motorsport Park.

Paddon to be team player

There is no lack of determination for Hayden Paddon to finish what has been a frustrating 2017 campaign in strong fashion.

Kiwi driver out to collect points for manufacturer and further hone tarmac skills at WRC Rally Germany.

Graves wins his third Catlins Rally

Catlins Coast Rally overall winner Andrew Graves with his co-driver Jared Leebody, both of Gore, in their Mitsubishi Evo ...

"I'm absolutely stoked for my service crew and sponsors. It is as much a reward for them as it is for me."

Graves triumphant again

Catlins Coast Rally winner Andrew Graves with his co-driver Jared Leebody, both of Gore, competing in the Mitsubishi Evo 3.

Gore's Andrew Graves secures the Darryl Robinson Memorial Trophy for the third time.

Racing

Kiwis struggle

Dexter Dunn has dropped back to fifth place in the World Drivers Championship.

Kiwi representatives fall further off the pace at World Championships.

Cup numbers struggle

Lazarus leads the field with a lap to go in the 2016 New Zealand Trotting Cup.

It's the richest harness racing event in the country yet there are only 25 nominations for the New Zealand Trotting Cup.

Wairarapa gets Saturday meeting

Aide Memoire, ridden by Robbie Hannam, wins the Captain Cook Stakes at Trentham in October.

Racing merry-go-round continues with Tauherenikau taking up Otaki's meeting.

Sea King back chasing

Sea King will start in Sunday's Grand National Steeplechase at Ballarat.

The King is back to the big fences in Australia.

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Kaepernick blackball revealed video

Colin Kaepernick can't find an NFL team willing to sign him.

OPINION: Jay Cutler has a job playing quarterback in the NFL. And Colin Kaepernick still doesn't.

Curry crashes house party video

Steph Curry turned up at a random house party to drink a beer with some fans.

The two-time NBA MVP showed up unannounced to a house party to throw back beers with fans.

Mayweather-McGregor just stale video

Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor screamed obscenities at each other during their promotional tour.

OPINION: This is more reality show than fight and boxing fans aren't buying the hype or tickets.

Irving 'core to who we are' video

Kyrie Irving has asked to be traded from the LeBron James-led Cleveland Cavaliers.

Cleveland Cavaliers management break their silence on their star guard's bid to leave.

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