Sopoaga shrugs off nerves video

Saturday's game will be Sopoaga's 13th appearance in black, but just his second start.

6:51 PM  New father, new No 10. Lima Sopoaga sees life through a different lens now.

Where's the passion, Kiwis?

All Whites fans and supporters go crazy during the World Cup qualifier against Bahrain in Wellington in 2009.

OPINION: Are NZ sports fans passionate enough to give Peru a hostile welcome for World Cup playoff?

Aussie rugby is like a tortoise video

Australian rugby is a bit like a tortoise, according to Nick Cummins.

6:45 PM  Rugby in Australia is 'coming out of its shell,' says the Honey Badger.

Astle out of India tour

Todd Astle is returning to Christchurch after he was ruled out of the Black Caps tour of India with a groin injury.

Cruel blow for Todd Astle who misses out on a long-awaited ODI debut in India.

Moore gets last dig at ABs

Stephen Moore will get to play a test in front of his hometown crowd for one last time, against the All Blacks in ...

5:24 PM  Stephen Moore will get a hometown farewell, starting from the bench against the All Blacks in Brisbane.

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Junior's extreme helming role

Josh Junior is preparing to helm the New Zealand team in the penultimate round of the Extreme Sailing Series in San Diego.

Wellington Olympic sailor and America's Cup winner eyes latest challenge in San Diego.

Warriors handed tough draw

Shaun Johnson and the Warriors face a tough draw in the NRL next season.

Auckland-based team must play Roosters, Storm, Cowboys and Broncos twice.

'Plan B' for Kidwell

Ben Gardiner (centre) has joined the Kiwis as assistant coach.

David Kidwell forced into late coaching change as Garth Brennan lands Titans role.

Racing boss turns to golf tourism

Owner of Highlands Motorsport Park and Hampton Downs, Tony Quinn.

Highlands Motorsport Park boss Tony Quinn wants to build a golf course and residential development at the back of his racetrack.

Waiting no longer

New Zealand Cup bound Wait A Sec will take on Gingernuts in Sunday's Livamol Classic.

Forget the hard training, this race horse thrives with farm work and a bit of dressage.

Time for Lions to roar

Wellington will take their lead from captain Brad Shields.

Wellington need to show their mean streak against Northland.

Sevens stalwart retires

New Zealand sevens stalwart Sherwin Stowers has retired.

Sevens stalwart Sherwin Stowers hangs up boots after 38 tournament appearances.

'She'll be very hard to beat'

A suspension for Chris Johnson means Samantha Wynne will ride Sensei on Saturday.

He's got a job on his hands to catch the Queen of Speed but he was more than impressive last start.

Thorn talks up Bledisloe

Brad Thorn, pictured coaching Queensland Country, was earlier this month appointed head coach of the Reds squad. The ...

Divided loyalties but dual-code legend Brad Thorn says it would "good to see" the Wallabies win.

Armstrong poised for F4 title

Marcus Armstrong is continuing his fine Formula Four form in Europe.

Christchurch motor racing prodigy poised to top Italian series.

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Gatland's record stands tall

History will be kinder to Warren Gatland than his critics have been this year following the Lions tour.

OPINION: History will be kind to the Kiwi's Lions record despite the rancour, writes Paul Cully.

Cheap tickets made All Whites special

OPINION: Cheap tickets led to the All Whites-Bahrain World Cup qualifier being the best crowd experience of my life.

Time to make us proud, Kiwis video

Reason: Why I'm cheering for Peru

Rugby

Thorn talks up Bledisloe

Brad Thorn, pictured coaching Queensland Country, was earlier this month appointed head coach of the Reds squad. The ...

Divided loyalties but dual-code legend Brad Thorn says it would "good to see" the Wallabies win.

Super first choice for Ardron

Tyler Ardron captained Canada at the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

Canadian forward could have been tempted by Europe's riches but only had eyes for Super Rugby.

Sopoaga at No 10 for the All Blacks video

Lima Sopoaga, left, will make just his second run-on appearance in a test after being named to start against the ...

All Blacks rest Beauden Barrett, naming Lima Sopoaga at first-five for Bledisloe III.

NZ sevens stalwart Stowers retires

New Zealand sevens stalwart Sherwin Stowers has retired.

Sevens stalwart Sherwin Stowers hangs up boots after 38 tournament appearances.

Cricket

McConchie to lead Canty

Cole McConchie will captain Canterbury for the first time in the Plunket Shield next week.

 Cole McConchie to captain inexperienced Canterbury side in Plunket Shield opener.

Van Beek chases NZ dream

Logan van Beek plays for the Netherlands against Ireland.

While intruding on a girls trip in Greece, Logan van Beek decided to move home for a shot at the Black Caps.

De Villiers clubs his way to 176

AB de Villiers hit a career-best ODI score of 176 in South Africa's 104-run victory over Bangladesh.

AB de Villiers stars with career-best score of 176 as South Africa ease to victory over Bangladesh.

Warner's 'pathetic' remarks

David Warner has caused a stir with the English.

David Warner's call for Australia to find their inner "hatred" for the Ashes has been mocked by the English.

Video

Sopoaga shrugs off nerves

New father, new No 10. Lima Sopoaga sees life through a different lens now.

Football

Durante out of Peru clash

Senior All Whites defender Andrew Durante will miss the Fifa World Cup finals playoff tie against Peru.

Senior All Whites defender set for prolonged spell on the sidelines with a groin adductor injury.

Coach guilty of racial discrimination

Mark Sampson racially discriminated against two of his England players, an investigation has found.

Investigation finds Mark Sampson discriminated against two players.

Goalie gaffe hands Man U win

Benfica goalkeeper Mile Svilar carries the ball over the line to hand Manchester United the 1-0 win.

A mistake from Benfica's 18-year-old goalkeeper proves costly in Champions League.

Nix keeper reports for training in school uniform

Keegan Smith makes a save under pressure during his Wellington Phoenix debut against Adelaide United.

From Scots College to the Wellington Phoenix, Keegan Smith reports to training in his school uniform.

League

'Plan B' for Kidwell

Ben Gardiner (centre) has joined the Kiwis as assistant coach.

David Kidwell forced into late coaching change as Garth Brennan lands Titans role.

Cleary donates kidney - report

West Tigers coach Ivan Cleary.

Former Warriors coach Ivan Cleary donates a kidney to his brother Ash.

Fittler: Origin job mine to lose

Former NSW captain Brad Fittler is held in such high regard by the Blues that the team's player of the series medal is ...

Former NSW captain will bring Andrew Johns and Phil Gould onto coaching staff if he gets Blues job.

Kiwis assistant set for Titans

Garth Brennan poses with his family after winning the 2017 State Championship Final for Penrith Panthers.

Garth Brennan will reportedly be unveiled the new Gold Coast Titans coach ahead of the World Cup.

Basketball

Injured NBA star beams in video

Boston Celtics star Gordon Hayward beams in to TD Garden to tell fans he's OK after suffering a horror injury in the NBA ...

Celtics star surprises fans from his hospital bed a day after suffering a horror injury in the season-opener.

Portis suspended over punch

Bobby Portis has been suspended eight games after punching team-mate Nikola Mirotic.

Chicago Bulls guard will miss eight games after breaking teammate's jaw with punch.

Kobe's message to injured star video

Gordon Hayward suffered a gruesome injury in the Boston Celtics' defeat to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

NBA legend's words of encouragement to injured Celtics star Gordon Hayward.

Alley-oops: An ankle bender

Boston Celtics new-signing Gordon Hayward winces in pain after breaking his ankle in an alley-oop gone wrong.

Celtics players gather in prayer after team-mate goes down in pain a few minutes into the NBA season-opener.

Golf

Racing boss turns to golf tourism

Owner of Highlands Motorsport Park and Hampton Downs, Tony Quinn.

Highlands Motorsport Park boss Tony Quinn wants to build a golf course and residential development at the back of his racetrack.

'Once it's gone, it's gone'

Former professional golfer and now course designer Greg Turner is hoping Invercargill can tap into the booming golf ...

Greg Turner says tourism golf in Central Otago is 'off the charts' and wants Invercargill folk to look at that before closing Oreti Sands.

Third party or bust

The Southland Golf Club and their Oreti Sands golf course are at the risk of closure if the club's finances cannot be ...

The Southland Golf Club committee has told members the club has until April to find away forward.

Tiger cleared to return to golf video

Tiger Woods, pictured at Torrey Pines in January, has been cleared to return to golf.

Golf superstar gets medical clearance following back surgery earlier this year.

Netball

Wilson embracing 'hectic' schedule

Maia Wilson saw game time against Australia in the Quad Series in September 3.

Young Silver Ferns shooter Maia Wilson is looking forward to a break after her busy year on the court.

Ferns 'must be mentally tougher': Southby

Janine Southby (L), pictured with Bobby Willcox, is demanding the Silver Ferns get mentally tougher after a 4-0 series ...

Silver Ferns boss laments "dumb stuff'' in 4-0 series slump against Australia.

Southby stumps on Ferns' slump

The Diamonds couldn't be happier as they lift the Constellation Cup.

Silver Ferns coach perplexes as she explains where it all went wrong in the Constellation Cup.

Recap: Silver Ferns v Diamonds

Australia goal attack Stephanie Wood grabs the ball on the edge of the circle.

Australia emphatic in victory in the end as NZ slump to their worst loss of the series.

Tennis

Wilding medals found in quake-closed stadium

Adam Gard'ner, general manager of Canterbury Tennis with Fred Wilding's collection of medals rescued from former ...

Sporting medals belonging to the father of Wimbledon ace Anthony Wilding are back with Canterbury Tennis.

Kyrgios upset in Belgium

Nick Kyrgios lost his first match since walking-off in Shanghai to Belgian Ruben Bemelmans.

Injury appears to have played a role in Nick Kyrgios losing first match since Shanghai shenanigans.

Sharapova wins first title since ban

There was nothing but applause for Maria Sharapova as she won the Tianjin Open in China.

Tennis superstar wins the Tianjin Open, her first title victory since returning from a doping ban.

Federer beats Nadal in final

Roger Federer has now won his last five matches against Rafael Nadal.

Rafael Nadal's traditionally had it over Roger Federer. Not so this year, as Swiss champ makes it five straight.

Other sports

'We believe everyone should stand' video

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell: "We believe everyone should stand for the national anthem. That's an important part of ...

NFL stops short of forcing players to stand for US anthem as Donald Trump fires back.

Sled dogs test positive for drugs

Dogs in the world's most famous sled race, the Iditarod, have tested positive for an opioid.

Scandal in historic sled race as dogs test positive for Tramadol.

US gold medallist says doctor molested her

McKayla Maroney says she was molested by the US team doctor.

'Fierce Five' member McKayla Maroney joins #MeToo movement with story of abuse.

Kiwi crews within striking distance

New Zealand's Sam Meech sits in a share of third in the laser fleet.

Olympic bronze medallist Sam Meech sits in a share of third at World Cup regatta.

Motorsport

Armstrong poised for F4 title

Marcus Armstrong is continuing his fine Formula Four form in Europe.

Christchurch motor racing prodigy poised to top Italian series.

Hartley in for high stakes debut video

NZ motorsport ace Brendon Hartley will make his F1 debut at the US Grand Prix.

Kiwi driver in the lions' den at the Circuit of the Americas with Lewis Hamilton racing for the 2017 F1 crown.

Three-way fight to the finish

Rangiora's Matt Summerfield at Waitomo Rally

Auckland's Ben Hunt took out the Waitomo Rally and moves into second on the NZRC standings

Hartley racing for more F1 drives

Kiwi driver Brendon Hartley will make his F1 debut this weekend.

Kiwi driver set for F1 debut in US Grand Prix might get more chances this year with Toro Rosso.

Racing

Waiting no longer

New Zealand Cup bound Wait A Sec will take on Gingernuts in Sunday's Livamol Classic.

Forget the hard training, this race horse thrives with farm work and a bit of dressage.

'She'll be very hard to beat'

A suspension for Chris Johnson means Samantha Wynne will ride Sensei on Saturday.

He's got a job on his hands to catch the Queen of Speed but he was more than impressive last start.

Sprinter returns

Veteran sprinter Natuzzi will return to racing at Rotorua on Saturday.

He's getting on in years but this veteran sprinter doesn't know how old he is.

Kiwi backs his charge

Bonneval looking relaxed in her box at Flemington on Wednesday.

Kiwi mentor says his star is ready to go but whether she will be able to start remains a mystery.

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Crass touchdown costs player video

Odell Beckham Jr imitates a dog peeing as a touchdown celebration.

NFL superstar fined $17,000 for getting down on all fours in a touchdown celebration.

LeBron takes a shot at Trump video

LeBron James speaks with news media about Donald Trump's presidency and the departure from the Cavs of Kyrie Irving.

Tough day in Cleveland for NBA superstar as he opens up on team-mate's exit and Trump's presidency.

NFL protest spreads to MLB video

Oakland Athletics catcher Bruce Maxwell kneels during the US national anthem.

Baseball catcher kneels for the national anthem in an act of pro sport solidarity against Donald Trump.

Kobe to have two numbers retired video

It appears Bryant will be the first NBA player to have two numbers retired in his name.

Kobe Bryant to become the first NBA player to have two numbers retired in his name by one team.

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