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Hammer blow fells Reid

Winston Reid of West Ham United holds off Glenn Murray of Brighton and Hove Albion.

Winston Reid takes knock to the head as West Ham lose heavily at home to Brighton and Hove Albion.

New Red Bull contract for Verstappen

Max Verstappen has re-signed with Red Bull through to 2020.

Max Verstappen has signed a new contract with Red Bull which keeps him with the team until 2020.

Hartley shows promise in practice video

Brendon Hartley laps the Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas, during the first practice session ahead of the US GP.

Brendon Hartley more solid than spectacular in US GP practice sessions.

Kiwi sailors make moves

Sam Meech has moved up to second at the World Cup regatta.

New Zealand sailors well placed at World Cup regatta, with seven of the eight boats inside the top 10.

Guerrero to spearhead Peru

Peru striker Paolo Guerrero celebrates after scoring from a free-kick against Colombia.

Star striker Paolo Guerrero included in Peru squad to face the All Whites despite injury concerns.

Thompson quits Warriors

Bodene Thompson is leaving the Warriors after three seasons to join the Leigh Centurions.

Leigh Centurions turn to Warriors back rower Bodene Thompson to help promotion push.

Scots suspend 'Kilted Kiwi'

Scotland's John Hardie in action during a Six Nations clash against Wales.

Former Highlander and Southland Stag John Hardie handed suspension pending an investigation.

Lia bags brace against Victory

Adelaide's Ersan Gulum reacts after a near miss at goal.

Vince Lia's double against his old club not enough for Adelaide and Victory fight back to draw 2-2.

Ioane on family and rugby

All Blacks wing Rieko Ioane, pictured celebrating with Lima Sopoaga during the test match against the Springboks in ...

Meet Rieko Ioane, the All Black who still lives at home and has the knack for scoring tries.

'Reluctant' motor-racing champion

Denny Hulme developed his love of cars as a youngster working at the one and only garage in Motueka.

Our only F1 champion, Denny Hulme, took his fame in his stride

Brisbane's testy Bledisloe history

Australia's Michael Brial, left, throws punches at New Zealand's Frank Bunce, right, during a 1996 match in Brisbane. ...

History proves that things can get nasty when the All Blacks play the Wallabies in Brisbane.

Taumalolo's Tonga tops Italy

Jason Taumalolo made plenty of metres, despite two nervous knock-ons in his 20-minute stint. (File photo)

Two nervous knock-ons, but plenty of metres for Kiwis defector as Tonga wins warmup match.

'Angry' Savea has point to prove

Ardie Savea returns to the All Blacks' bench on Saturday night.

Called in as a late replacement, Ardie Savea will be "angry" when unleashed in Bledisloe III.

Wallabies great questions toughness

Former Wallabies captain Nick Farr-Jones has questioned the Australians' mental toughness.

Former Wallabies captain lights fuse ahead of Bledisloe III, questioning the Aussies' belief.

Why Cronk is a risk for Roosters

If the cap fits: the Roosters will have to offload players to accommodate Cooper Cronk.

OPINION: He's an undoubted NRL great, but his arrival would place great uncertainty over the Roosters.

Lions too tough for Taniwha

Jackson Garden-Bachop, left, and Julian Savea were to the fore as Wellington played their way into Friday's championship ...

Wellington impress in comfortable championship semifinal win over Northland.

Lee, Ko have mixed second rounds

Kiwi golfer Danny Lee had two double bogeys in his second round, but finished on a positive note.

Danny Lee has moved up slightly at the CJ Cup, while Lydia Ko has faded at the Swinging Skirts championship in Taiwan.

Cronk indicates he'll play on

Cooper Cronk farewells the Melbourne crowd after his final home game for the Storm.

Cooper Cronk asks agent to find options for him next year, with Roosters the frontrunners.

Hartley to start at rear

Brendon Hartley's Formula 1 debut will likely start with him at the back of the grid.

Pre-planned engine changes mean Brendon Hartley will start from the back of the grid at US Grand Prix.

Another Kiwi champion?

Scott Seamer, who has ridden Group I winners on both sides of the Tasman, believes Bonneval will win the Caulfield Cup.

He's part of New Zealand racing history and this Australian jockey believes another Kiwi star can deliver at Caulfield.

Red card earns a month off video

Albert Nikoro has been given a four weeks' suspension for a swinging arm tackle.

Albert Nikoro suspended for a month after smacking rival's head with swinging arm tackle.

Todd out of Bledisloe

Flanker Matt Todd won't get the chance to add to his 10 All Blacks caps on Saturday.

Groin injury to Matt Todd means Ardie Savea is called up to the All Blacks' bench for Saturday's Bledisloe Cup test.

Recap: Wellington v Northland

Thomas Umaga-Jensen of Wellington celebrates after scoring a try.

Wellington blow the Taniwha away in the second half to book a place in the Championship final.

Can Team Wellington be beaten?

Andy Bevin and Team Wellington already have one win under their belts.

The men from the capital are out for a three-peat in the national football league. Here's how they and their rivals shape up.

Cup numbers disappoint

Lazarus remains a $1.90 favourite for the New Zealand Trotting Cup.

It's New Zealand's richest and most iconic race but it's almost certain not to have a full field.

Pinehurst chills inspire Anstiss

US-based golfer James Anstiss is back in New Zealand and says a local winner of next week's big Asia-Pacific Amateur ...

Back from his US base, James Anstiss is confident a New Zealand golfer can book Masters and Open berths next week.

ND help struggling Cantabs

Northern Districts pace bowler Brett Hampton will help out injury-stricken Canterbury for their Plunket Shield opener.

Battling for fast bowling firepower, Northern Districts come to Canterbury's aid.

From the streets to the ring

Kickboxer Levi Beattie has turned his life around and is now heading to the WAKO kickboxing world championships in ...

'I thought I would be in jail for life, that was my life,'' says a southern kickboxer who has turned his life around.

Crusaders lose Enari

Newly signed Crusaders halfback Ere Enari will miss the entire 2018 Super Rugby season.

Newly signed Crusaders halfback Ere Enari will miss the 2018 Super Rugby season recovering from a broken leg.

Adams, Thunder begin with win

Oklahoma City Thunder centre Steven Adams clashes with former teammate Enes Kanter of the New York Knicks.

Kiwi centre notches 12 points and five rebounds in win over New York.

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