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Romero a nightmare: UFC champ Whittaker

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 17:52:12 +1300

UFC middleweight champion Rob Whittaker says his first title defence and rematch with Cuban star Yoel Romero will be an "absolute nightmare".

Kersten relishing Silver Ferns opportunity

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 17:34:43 +1300

Attending Pulse training 12 hours earlier, midcourter Claire Kersten was Auckland-bound early this morning to join the Silver Ferns for next week's Taini Jamison Trophy netball series.

Records fall in White Ferns win

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 17:34:43 +1300

Amy Satterthwaite and Katey Martin set the highest ever third wicket partnership in women's international T20 cricket as New Zealand secured a record 106-run victory over the West Indies.

Chiefs' Super 2nd-half blitz to beat Bulls

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 22:06:28 +1300

Boosted by a double to All Blacks lock Brodie Retallick, the injury-stricken Chiefs have battled their way to a 41-28 Super Rugby win over the Bulls in Hamilton.

Kiwis review pans NZRL senior leadership

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 17:15:04 +1300

An independent review into the Kiwis failed 2017 World Cup campaign has panned New Zealand Rugby League senior leadership and states coach David Kidwell was too inexperienced for the role.

Cullen out of Taini Jamison Trophy

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 16:56:02 +1300

The Silver Ferns have suffered a blow ahead of next week's Taini Jamison Trophy after star midcourter Kayla Cullen was ruled out with injury.

Vukona back for a second crack at Commonwealth Games gold

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 12:07:17 +1300

The veteran Mika Vukona is the only player from the 2006 silver medal winning New Zealand basketball team to return for a second Commonwealth Games campaign.

All Blacks inspiring Australians to netball supremacy

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 09:03:34 +1300

The All Blacks it seems are inspiring the Australians to world netball supremacy.

England batsmen struggle in test warm-up

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 06:48:51 +1300

England's batsmen struggled to come to grips with local conditions on the second and final day of their day night tour match against a New Zealand eleven in Hamilton.

Crotty to miss southern derby

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 17:05:48 +1300

The Crusaders captain and All Black lock Sam Whitelock is back from concussion but fellow All Black and midfielder Ryan Crotty is missing from the Crusaders lineup to play the Highlanders in their southern derby in Dunedin on Saturday night.

Turkish football club charged over cat pitch invasion

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 08:35:51 +1300

The Turkish football club Besiktas have been charged by Uefa after a cat wandered on to the pitch during the Champions League last-16 defeat by Bayern Munich.

Impending arrival strengthen's Parker's resolve

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 12:15:19 +1300

News on the family front has strengthened Joseph Parker's resolve ahead of the New Zealand boxer's upcoming world heavyweight title unification bout against Anthony Joshua.

Russian double agent won't distract England footballers

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 07:00:21 +1300

England football boss Gareth Southgate insists his team will not be distracted from their preparations for the World Cup in Russia, despite the tensions between London and Moscow.

All Black to All White

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 12:58:11 +1300

Niko Kirwan, the son of former All Blacks winger John, has been called into the New Zealand football squad for the first time.

Tensions escalate further ahead of third test

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 16:48:21 +1300

Tensions between South Africa and Australia have ramped up ahead of next week's third test in Capetown.

Kara more driven as Stars captain

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 13:50:19 +1300

Silver Ferns mid-courter Grace Kara admits becoming captain of the Northern Stars has made her determined to serve her team well in the 2018 ANZ Premiership.

Face masks for bowlers may become the norm

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 12:29:49 +1300

The Otago cricketer Warren Barnes, who bowls wearing a protective face mask believes it is "only a matter of time" before cricket introduces more protection for bowlers.

All Whites striker the bargain buy of the Premier League

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 11:13:42 +1300

The All Whites striker Chris Wood has been labelled as the bargain buy of the English premier league football season.

Barcelona and Bayern Munich qualify in Champions League

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 10:58:24 +1300

Barcelona and Bayern Munich have completed the quarter-final lineup for the European Champions League.

Walsh wins Big Shot with record throw

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 07:05:23 +1300

World Champion shot putter Tom Walsh didn't have any problems easily winning the Big Shot event in his hometown of Timaru.

Jones apologises about comments of Irish and Wales

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 08:52:26 +1300

Eddie Jones has been left embarrassed after footage emerged of the England head coach referring to Ireland as the "scummy Irish" and Wales as a "little s...... place".

Garcia names daughter after hole at Augusta

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 10:40:48 +1300

Every time Spanish golfer Sergio Garcia says his daughter's name, the U.S. Masters champion will be reminded of the moment which kept alive his hopes of winning his first major title.

Middle order rescues NZ Selection

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 07:00:59 +1300

The top order failed but the middle order came to the rescue for the New Zealand Selection in their two-day day-night cricket match against England in Hamilton.

Peters 12th in PyeongChang

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 06:50:08 +1300

The New Plymouth para-skier Corey Peters finished 12th in his final event, the Giant Slalom Sitting event at the PyeongChang Winter Paralympic Games.

Rabada appeals guilty verdict

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 06:42:39 +1300

Kagiso Rabada is appealing the guilty verdict handed to him by the International Cricket Council for breaching their code of conduct in a last-ditch bid to be able to play in the rest of the gripping test series against Australia.

Martin stars for White Ferns in T20 opener

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 18:31:25 +1300

A half century and two stumpings by wicket-keeper Katey Martin has helped the New Zealand women's cricket team to an eight-run win over the West Indies in the first T20 in Tauranga.

Kane injury not too bad

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 06:32:27 +1300

Tottenham Hotspur's eagerly-awaited medical bulletin on their England striker Harry Kane's right ankle provided good news with the club saying he could be playing next month.

Auckland confirmed for world champs sailing

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 18:40:32 +1300

As many as 400 of the world's best sailors will descend on Auckland next year for the 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 world championships.

Spithill joins Luna Rossa

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 06:32:28 +1300

Two time America's Cup winning skipper, Jimmy Spithill, has joined the Italian Luna Rossa team.

Former NBA star avoids jail time

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 11:20:32 +1300

Two months after his arrest, former NBA star and Basketball Hall of Fame member Dennis Rodman has reportedly been sentenced to three years of informal probation.

Manchester United dumped out of Champions League

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 11:29:58 +1300

Manchester United suffered a shock exit in the Champions League last 16 with a 2-1 loss to Sevilla at Old Trafford.

Santner to undergo surgery

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 07:14:40 +1300

Mitchell Santner has been ruled out of cricket for six to nine months with a knee injury.

Plenty of experience in Black Caps mens hockey team

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 11:13:53 +1300

The New Zealand Men's hockey coach Darren Smith has called on some experienced players to guide their campaign at next month's Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

Kearney names same Warriors lineup

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 10:19:21 +1300

Warriors head coach Stephen Kearney has named an unchanged side for the St Patrick's Day NRL clash against the Gold Coast Titans at Mount Smart Stadium on Saturday.

Adam Hall wins Paralympic bronze

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 07:02:07 +1300

The Dunedin Para skier Adam Hall won a bronze medal in the Men's Super Combined at the PyeongChang Paralympic Winter Games.

Black Caps need to realise they're choking

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 08:58:32 +1300

The Black Caps need to not only recognise they have a problem winning series deciding matches but also deal with the issue properly says a leading sports psychologist.

Walsh wants to win at home

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 05:55:22 +1300

New Zealand's world champion shot putter Tom Walsh has invited some of the best shot putters in the world to a competition in his home town of Timaru.

All Blacks skipper breathes life into Warriors season

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 15:34:32 +1300

The All Blacks skipper Kieran Read had a leading hand in the Warriors opening round win of the National Rugby League season.

Taurua staying with Australian netball

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 11:54:37 +1300

New Zealand netball coach Noeline Taurua has recommited to the Australian league until the end of next year, ruling out any role with the Silver Ferns leading into next year's World Cup.

Ireland rise to number two in rugby rankings

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 10:24:53 +1300

New Six Nations champions Ireland have risen to number two in the World Rugby rankings.

Guscott critical of England setup

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 09:58:30 +1300

Just weeks after they were described as the best team in the world, it appears the tide has quickly turned on the England rugby side.

City close in on EPL title

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 11:54:23 +1300

Manchester City's David Silva underlined his importance to their impending title success with both goals in a comfortable 2-0 English Premier League win at Stoke City.

Despite new deal, huge gender pay gap remains

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 09:58:31 +1300

New Zealand is keen to leverage the success of its all-conquering Black Ferns to create an opportunity for women to make a living from the game but will not rush into the creation of a professional league until due diligence is done.

SA fast bowler Rabada receives two-test ban

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 09:00:49 +1300

Kagiso Rabada admits he has let himself and teammates down after being slapped with a two-Test ban that will force him to miss the rest of the series against Australia unless South Africa successfully appeal.

League halted as armed owner invades pitch

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 07:50:05 +1300

Greece has indefinitely suspended their top flight football Superleague fixtures after the owner of the club PAOK Salonika was filmed wearing a gun holster as he strode onto the pitch to protest about a disallowed goal.

Stokes pleads not guilty, faces August trial

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 06:49:37 +1300

England cricketer Ben Stokes has pleaded not guilty to charges of affray following an incident in Bristol last September and he will face trial on August 6th.

Woods, Els to be Cup captains in Melbourne

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 07:34:08 +1300

The 2019 Presidents Cup in Melbourne has received a major boost with golf royalty Tiger Woods and Ernie Els set to be unveiled as opposing team captains.

Black Ferns to be fully pro by 2021?

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 16:11:15 +1300

The country's top women's rugby players will become full-time professionals within the next two to three years, according to New Zealand Rugby Players Association boss.

Michelsen, McLaren headline Black Sticks squad for Games

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 19:05:38 +1300

Experienced duo Stacey Michelsen and Anita McLaren spearhead the New Zealand women's hockey team for next month's Commonwealth games on the Gold Coast.

NZ para-snowboarder pushes world champ all the way

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 20:13:49 +1300

New Zealand snowboarder Carl Murphy pushed reigning world champion Matti Suur-Hamari of Finland all the way but was eventually beaten in their snowboard cross quarterfinal at the Paralympic Winter Games in South Korea.

Woods narrowly misses out on first title in five years

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 11:44:07 +1300

The former world golf number one Tiger Woods has narrowly missed out on winning his first tournament in five years, finishing runner up at latest PGA tournament in Florida.

Poor finish for All Blacks Sevens in Vancouver

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 12:08:14 +1300

The All Blacks Sevens have finished seventh at the Vancouver leg of the world series.

Dixon 6th in Indycar opener

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 11:56:00 +1300

The Auckland motor racing driver Scott Dixon has finished sixth in the opening round of the Indycar series in Florida.

Irish rugby on course for 'greatest achievement'

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 10:27:42 +1300

The former Ireland first-five Tony Ward believes the completion of a Grand Slam against England at Twickenham would represent "the greatest achievement in the history of Irish rugby".

Kane injury overshadows Tottenham win

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 09:22:16 +1300

Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane, the English Premier League's joint top scorer, will have a scan to determine the severity of an ankle injury sustained in the 4-1 victory at Bournemouth.

White Ferns sweep West Indies

Sun, 11 Mar 2018 21:49:10 +1300

The White Ferns have swept the West Indies 3-0 in the ODI series after an impressive 205 run win under the sunshine at Hagley Oval.

Cricket Australia want action over SBW masks

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 06:48:20 +1300

Cricket Australia could seek to bring charges under the International Cricket Council code of conduct after South African officials were photographed posing with spectators wearing Sonny Bill Williams masks aimed at taunting David Warner during the sec...

I was unwanted at Wests Tigers: Marshall

Sun, 11 Mar 2018 19:14:30 +1300

Benji Marshall has revealed the Wests Tigers under former coach Michael Potter told him he wasn't a part of the club's future before he made the choice to leave for rugby union.

Walsh wins again

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 09:35:59 +1300

Tom Walsh shrugged off the effects of jet lag to win his ninth senior national shot put title at the New Zealand track and field champs in Hamitlon over the weekend.

Gaze makes mountain bike history

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 07:08:58 +1300

The mountain biker Sam Gaze has made history by becoming the first New Zealander to win an elite World Cup mountain bike title after winning the opening round of the UCI Mountain Bike World Championship in Stellenbosch, in South Africa.

Wales run in five tries against Italy

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 06:26:12 +1300

Wales have run in five tries en route to a 38-14 bonus-point victory over Italy in Cardiff to move second in the Six Nations table.

Live commentary: Spurs vs Bournemouth

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 16:11:20 +1300

EPL Football: Bournemouth lost 4-1 to Tottenham Hotspurs at Vitality Stadium. Look back at LIVE commentary of the match here.

Warriors end Perth hoodoo

Sun, 11 Mar 2018 11:57:27 +1300

Warriors coach Stephen Kearney has heaped praise on journeyman recruit Blake Green, but has told his players not to get carried away with their 32-20 NRL opening-round win over South Sydney.

France beat England to hand Ireland title

Sun, 11 Mar 2018 09:30:33 +1300

A revitalised France beat an uninspired England 22-16 to claim a rare victory over their arch-rivals whose defeat handed the Six Nations title to Ireland.

Hurricanes highlight title credentials

Sat, 10 Mar 2018 22:44:02 +1300

The Hurricanes used a blistering start to hold off a Crusaders' forward pack-inspired fightback and sneak a 29-19 victory in their Super Rugby clash in Wellington.

United win, West Ham in hot water

Sun, 11 Mar 2018 07:10:37 +1300

Marcus Rashford struck twice as Manchester United won the 200th North West derby with a 2-1 Premier League victory over Liverpool at Old Trafford.

Blues claim come back win in Joburg

Sun, 11 Mar 2018 06:57:38 +1300

Murphy Taramai scored a try on the stroke of fulltime and Rieko Ioane bagged a brace to earn the Blues a first Super Rugby victory of the season.

England thump Black Caps

Sat, 10 Mar 2018 18:28:59 +1300

Jonny Bairstow belted his second successive century as England completely outplayed New Zealand in a seven-wicket victory in their final one-day international at Hagley Oval to clinch the five-match series 3-2.

Bronze medal for NZ Paralympic skier

Sat, 10 Mar 2018 17:01:21 +1300

The New Plymouth skier Corey Peters has won New Zealand's first medal at the PyeongChang Paralympic Winter Games.

Recap: Hurricanes vs Crusaders

Sun, 11 Mar 2018 09:30:35 +1300

Super Rugby: The Hurricanes beat the Crusaders at Westpac Stadium in Wellington. Look back at updates with Jamie Wall.

Culture key to Warriors success

Sat, 10 Mar 2018 12:29:01 +1300

All eyes will be on the Warriors when their NRL season kicks off tonight against South Sydney in Perth searching for any hint of change after a dismal end to last season.

Rugby league: Plenty of jitters as new Warriors season begins

Sat, 10 Mar 2018 09:04:15 +1300

More of the same from the Warriors in 2018? Let's hope not, writes Jamie Wall.

Big test for Hurricanes and Crusaders

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 19:17:07 +1300

The biggest clash of the Super Rugby season so far takes place in Wellington tomorrow night with joint favourites the Hurricanes and Crusaders doing battle.

Recap: Black Caps vs England

Sat, 10 Mar 2018 18:07:28 +1300

Cricket - the Black Caps have been beaten by England in the final One Day International at Hagley Oval in Christchurch.

Highlanders beat Stormers in Dunedin

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 21:44:32 +1300

Blacks halfback Aaron Smith bagged a double for the Highlanders as the beat the Stormers 33-15 in a five-try Super Rugby win in Dunedin.

Dame Val wins in comeback event

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 19:34:39 +1300

Dame Valerie Adams has won her first competition back following a 19 month break.

Peters to lead NZ team at Pyeonchang Winter Paralympics

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 15:54:00 +1300

Paralympian Corey Peters will lead the New Zealand team into PyeongChang Olympic Stadium this evening at the opening ceremony of the Paralympic Winter Games in South Korea tonight.

Six Nations could make All Blacks v England a fizzer

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 17:59:24 +1300

Opinion - The pressure's on England to live up to their end-of-year showdown with the All Blacks, Jamie Wall writes.

Parker confident in face-to-face with Joshua

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 13:22:41 +1300

The signs continue to suggest champion New Zealand boxer Joseph Parker is not daunted by his looming world heavyweight title unification bout with British counterpart Anthony Joshua.

Do away with five setters says tennis great

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 13:22:42 +1300

The women's tennis great Billie Jean King says grand slam tournaments should reduce men's matches to best-of-three sets to maintain the appeal of tennis to modern consumers.

Report: Barrett offered bumper French deal

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 10:01:10 +1300

The All Blacks first five-eighth Beauden Barrett has reportedly been offered a deal to play in France that would make him rugby's highest paid player.

McKenzie re-signs with NZ Rugby

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 10:42:36 +1300

All Black Damian McKenzie has re-signed with the Chiefs, extending his contract with New Zealand Rugby for a further three years until the end of 2021.

Recap: Man United vs Liverpool

Sun, 11 Mar 2018 06:57:40 +1300

EPL Football: Manchester United beat Liverpool 2-1 at Old Trafford. Look back at commentary of the match here.

Tiger in a tie for second

Sat, 10 Mar 2018 14:57:02 +1300

Tiger Woods, in only his fourth start since returning from injury, moved into a tie for second place at the halfway point of the latest PGA golf event in Florida.

Recap: Phoenix vs Western Sydney

Sun, 11 Mar 2018 06:57:41 +1300

A-league football: The Wellington Phoenix were beaten 4-1 by Western Sydney Wanderers in Sydney. Look back at commentary of the match here.

Black Caps hold off on Taylor

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 14:14:50 +1300

The Black Caps have held off a making on whether batsman Ross Taylor will play in the series decider against England until just before the match in Christchurch tomorrow.

An injured Ross Taylor could play in series decider

Thu, 08 Mar 2018 15:42:57 +1300

New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor's health would not be risked for the series-deciding one day international against England.

ABs return to Blues ahead of Lions clash

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 09:29:36 +1300

The Blues welcome back All Blacks Jerome Kaino and Sonny Bill Williams to their team to take on the Lions at altitude in Johannesburg on Sunday morning.

Dame Valerie to receive gold medal eight years on

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 07:32:03 +1300

Dame Valerie Adams is to receive the gold medal from the 2010 World Indoor Championships that was cruelly denied her at the time.

Hunt stars for Dragons against ex-NRL club

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 06:27:30 +1300

Ben Hunt has put the exclamation mark on Matt Lodge's difficult return to the NRL, immediately delivering on his $6 million St George-Illawarra contract with a 34-12 win over former club Brisbane.

Surprising Kalezić lasted so long at Phoenix

Thu, 08 Mar 2018 16:30:07 +1300

Sports Call - How many times will Chris Greenacre be called upon to rescue the Phoenix from the mire? asks Stephen Hewson.

'Vile and disgusting and about my wife'

Thu, 08 Mar 2018 13:32:36 +1300

"Vile and disgusting and about my wife." David Warner has given a frank insight into his rage-fuelled rampage directed at South African wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock on the fourth day...

Barrett to bring up 100 for unchanged Canes

Thu, 08 Mar 2018 10:14:12 +1300

The Hurricanes have named an unchanged starting line-up for Saturday night's Super Rugby clash with the Crusaders in Wellington, with first-five Beauden Barrett to play his 100th game for the club.

Greenacre takes over at Phoenix as Kalezic leaves early

Thu, 08 Mar 2018 12:46:57 +1300

The Phoenix head coach Darije Kalezic has left the A-League football club.

Froome should be left out of Tour de France says cycling boss

Thu, 08 Mar 2018 12:10:47 +1300

Briton Chris Froome should not defend his Tour de France title while his doping case is unresolved, International Cycling Union president David Lappartient has insisted.

City advance, Spurs out of Champions League

Thu, 08 Mar 2018 11:05:42 +1300

Manchester City have advanced to the European Champions League quarter-finals, but Tottenham Hotspur are out.

Bonecrusher immortalized at Ellerslie

Thu, 08 Mar 2018 08:00:06 +1300

A bronze statue immortalising one of New Zealand's greatest race horses Bonecrusher will be unveiled at Ellerslie in Auckland today.

Ross ‘The Boss’ Taylor’s day of greatness

Thu, 08 Mar 2018 09:03:23 +1300

The only slight glitch on Ross Taylor's incredible innings yesterday at University Oval in Dunedin was that he didn't get to hit the winning runs, writes Jamie Wall.

Warriors unfazed by Perth hoodoo

Thu, 08 Mar 2018 06:56:52 +1300

New Zealand Warriors coach Stephen Kearney doesn't think it's unfair his team have been scheduled to play in Perth yet again, despite their Western Australia hoodoo.

Warner cleared for second test, De Kock to contest charge

Thu, 08 Mar 2018 06:43:14 +1300

Australian opening batsman David Warner has been cleared to play in the second test against South Africa after accepting an International Cricket Council (ICC) charge of bringing the game into disrepute.