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Three NZ doubles players win Aus Open first round

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 20:15:20 +1300

All three New Zealanders in the first round of the men's doubles at the Australian Open have made the second round.



Cruden couldn't resist French affair

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 11:56:23 +1300

All Blacks and Chiefs first-five Aaron Cruden will leave New Zealand rugby for France at the end of the Super Rugby season.



Sharks re-sign Barba months after sacking him

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:06:04 +1300

The Cronulla Sharks have re-signed their grand final-winning full-back Ben Barba just two months after his contract was terminated by the rugby league club for testing positive to cocaine.



Djokovic, Nadal make winning starts in Melbourne

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 06:16:41 +1300

Novak Djokovic feels his tough first-round win over Spanish veteran Fernando Verdasco could be the ideal springboard to launch an assault on an unprecedented seventh Australian Open title.



Phoenix stun Victory in Wellington

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 08:25:40 +1300

Wellington Phoenix have ended Melbourne Victory's six-game A-League winning streak in style with a 3-0 win in Wellington.



Serena Williams through to second round

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 17:57:22 +1300

The six-time Australian tennis Open champion, Serena Williams, has breathed a sigh of relief after seeing off Belinda Bencic to reach the second round of the tournament in Melbourne.



Folau linked with Warriors NRL switch

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 09:54:36 +1300

Wallabies rugby star Israel Folau has been linked with a surprise switch back to rugby league with the Warriors.



Voges says international cricket career is over

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 14:14:18 +1300

Veteran Australian batsman Adam Voges has admitted his international cricket career is finished.



Djokovic begins bid for seventh title

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 10:32:59 +1300

Tennis World No.2 Novak Djokovic needs no reminder of the threat posed by Spain's Fernando Verdasco as he begins his quest for a seventh Australian Open title tonight.



Louis van Gaal retires from coaching

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 13:05:39 +1300

Former Manchester United and Netherlands football manager Louis van Gaal says he has retired from coaching after a 26-year career.



New Blackjacks squad named

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 14:46:46 +1300

Five returning Blackjacks have been named in the new 15-person New Zealand bowls team.



Nevill cops bat to face in Big Bash

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 12:46:22 +1300

Melbourne Renegades wicketkeeper Peter Nevill will miss the rest of the Big Bash League cricket season after he burst a blood vessel in his face.



Murray, Federer, Kerber win but not easy

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 06:00:19 +1300

Andy Murray took to the Australian Open as the top seed at a grand slam for the first time in his career but the recently knighted Briton's victory over Illya Marchenko was far from a regal display.



Black Caps claim unlikely Test win

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 05:46:54 +1300

A 163-run partnership from Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor has guided the Black Caps to an unlikely and record breaking Test victory against Bangladesh at the Basin Reserve.



Erakovic bundled out in first round at Aus Open

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 18:58:23 +1300

New Zealand tennis number one Marina Erakovic has squandered a 4-1 lead in the first set of her Australian Open first round match against seventh seed Garbine Muguruza to lose 7-5 6-4.



Dillard leads Breakers to victory

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 08:45:11 +1300

New import Kevin Dillard scored a game high 28 points as the New Zealand Breakers beat the Bullets 84-82 in Brisbane to keep their NBL finals ambitions alive.



Black Caps chasing victory on final day

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 10:33:04 +1300

The Black Caps are confident they can force a result on the final day of the first test against Bangladesh in Wellington.



United, Liverpool draw as City slump

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 10:33:05 +1300

Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic's late header secured a 1-1 draw against arch-rivals Liverpool in their Premier League clash at Old Trafford.



India take lead in one-dayers

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 07:05:32 +1300

Virat Kohli and Kedar Jadhav hit centuries and combined in a 200-run stand to help India chase down 351 against England and win the first one-day international by three wickets in Pune.



Counties Manukau sweep sevens titles

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 19:58:06 +1300

Counties Manukau have won both the men's and women's titles at the national rugby sevens tournament in Rotorua.



NZ para skier wins silver

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 17:38:32 +1300

New Plymouth para alpine skier Corey Peters has won a silver medal in the Super-G at the first World Cup speed races of the season in Austria.



Sunderland and Peterhansel win Dakar Rally

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 14:12:24 +1300

Motorcycle rider Sam Sunderland has become the first Briton to win the Dakar Rally in any category while France's Stephane Peterhansel won his 13th car crown.



Four Australian spinners to tour India

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 19:43:53 +1300

Australia have included the uncapped Mitchell Swepson and recalled Ashton Agar to a four-strong spin-bowling unit for the Test tour of India.



Bangladesh 66 for three at stumps

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 17:39:41 +1300

Bangladesh were 66 for three in their second innings when stumps were drawn on day four of the first cricket Test against New Zealand in Wellington.



Recap: Black Caps vs Bangladesh

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 17:39:40 +1300

New Zealand came back to win the first test against Bangladesh by seven wickets, despite the early exit of their opening batsmen. Look back at all the action here.



Angie Petty takes eighth Potts Classic 800m title

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 09:15:04 +1300

Angie Petty won the feature women's 800m race for an unprecedented eighth time after strong finish at the Potts Classic in Hastings last night.



Chelsea, Spurs and Arsenal enjoy big wins

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 09:39:07 +1300

Two goals from Marcos Alonso and another from Pedro helped Chelsea overcome the absence of Diego Costa to beat Leicester City 3-nil away and move seven points clear at the top of the EPL.



McGlinchey strike secures Phoenix win over Mariners

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 06:32:03 +1300

A Michael McGlinchey goal proved enough to move the Wellington Phoenix within one point of the A-league's top six after the home side beat the Central Coast Mariners 1-0 last night.



RECAP: Phoenix beat Central Coast Mariners 1-0

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 21:39:07 +1300

A-league football: The Wellington Phoenix have beaten the Central Coast Mariners 1-0 at Westpac Stadium in Wellington. Look back at commentary of the game here.



RECAP: Black Caps trail Bangladesh by 303

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 17:39:42 +1300

The Black Caps trail Bangladesh by 303 runs after reaching 292 for three at stumps on day three of the first cricket Test at the Basin Reserve in Wellington. Look back at commentary here.



Sock wins ASB Classic

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 17:42:58 +1300

American tennis player Jack Sock has won the men's singles title at the ASB Classic in Auckland, beating Portugal's Joao Sousa in three sets.



Latham scores 100

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 19:51:39 +1300

New Zealand opening batsmen Tom Latham has scored a century on day three of the first Test against Bangladesh in Wellington.



Women not equal at Olympic golf venue

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 19:00:38 +1300

Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike has asked the Kasumigaseki Country Club, venue of the golf competition at the 2020 Olympic Games, to admit women as full members.



New safety measures for Formula One

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 14:24:44 +1300

Formula One's governing body is writing to every circuit on the calendar to advise them of new safety requirements.



Breakers snap losing streak

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 07:03:00 +1300

New bloods Kevin Dillard and Paul Carter have delivered breathtaking performances to hoist the New Zealand Breakers off the bottom of the ladder in a 92-74 win over the Sydney Kings.



Finalists found for ASB Classic

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 05:51:03 +1300

Fourth seed Jack Sock overcame fellow American Steve Johnson 6-4 6-3 with a patient game plan on Friday to set up an Auckland Classic final against Portugal's Joao Sousa.



Man U bracing for Liverpool

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 09:47:50 +1300

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has called on their fans to give his in-form team something extra when bitter rivals Liverpool visit Old Trafford in the Premier League on Sunday.



Australian tennis player banned over corruption

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 07:44:05 +1300

Australian tennis player Calum Puttergill has been hit with a six-month ban and fined $14,000 for betting-related corruption offences.



Wade saves Australia

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 06:00:12 +1300

Australia's Matthew Wade struck his maiden one-day century to help secure a comprehensive 92-run victory over a disjointed Pakistan in the first one-day international in Brisbane.



Djokovic to launch Australian Open defence against Verdasco

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 16:06:08 +1300

The defending Australian tennis Open champion Novak Djokovic will launch his bid for a record seventh Australian Open title against Fernando Verdasco.



Rain delays mar opening day of NZ Test

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 06:52:27 +1300

Wellington's wild weather had the biggest say on the first day of the first cricket Test between New Zealand and Bangladesh.



Ostapchuk stripped of another Olympic medal

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 13:59:53 +1300

Dame Valerie Adams' disgraced former shot put rival Nadzeya Ostapchuk has been stripped of another Olympic medal.



Black Caps keen to take control

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 08:53:57 +1300

The Black Caps think there will be enough in the Basin Reserve pitch on the second morning to grab control of the first Test against Bangladesh.



Young Black Sticks women's team named for Argentina

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 15:58:07 +1300

Three uncapped hockey players have been named in the Black Stick's women's team for next month's test series against Argentina in Buenos Aires.



San Diego Chargers moving to Los Angeles

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 09:59:04 +1300

San Diego Chargers are moving to Los Angeles next NFL season, ending sometimes tense negotiations for a new stadium in the city.



McCullum receives Big Bash suspension

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 16:03:22 +1300

Brisbane's Big Bash T20 title aspirations have been dealt a massive blow, with captain Brendon McCullum suspended for one game.



Pascoe up for prestigious Laureus award

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 09:06:42 +1300

New Zealand Paralympian Sophie Pascoe has been nominated for the prestigious international Laureus Sports Awards disabled athlete of the year.



Black Caps seek seventh-straight win

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 09:17:02 +1300

The New Zealand cricketers are seeking a tour sweep against Bangladesh when they begin the first of two Tests at Wellington's Basin Reserve today.



ASB Classic heads into quarter-finals

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 06:50:00 +1300

The quarter-final line-up at Auckland's ASB men's Tennis Classic has been confirmed following fourth seeded American Jack Sock's win over compatriot Ryan Harrison.



Radradra confirms move to Toulon

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 12:45:07 +1300

Semi Radradra's move from the National Rugby League to French rugby union Toulon has been confirmed.



Furyk named U.S. Ryder Cup captain

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 08:11:08 +1300

Former U.S. Open winner Jim Furyk will captain the defending champion United States in golf's 2018 Ryder Cup against Europe at Le Golf National in Paris.



Recap: Black Caps vs Bangladesh

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 18:49:56 +1300

Bangladesh dominated the Black Caps bowling attack on day two of the cricket Test at the Basin Reserve in Wellington. Look back at live commentary of the match here.



Recap: Black Caps vs Bangladesh

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 18:57:23 +1300

Bad light ended play early on the first day of the first test between New Zealand and Bangladesh, with the tourists on 154 for 3. Look back at today's play here.



Olympians dominate Halberg Awards finalists

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 18:26:51 +1300

The finalists for next month's Halberg Awards have been announced, with Olympians and Paralympians dominating the four athlete categories.



Polish Pakistani pair win Auckland doubles

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 14:28:08 +1300

Marcin Matkowski of Poland and Pakistan's Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi have won the men's doubles title at the ASB tennis Classic in Auckland.



Oceania to get direct entry to World Cup, maybe more?

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 11:11:20 +1300

New Zealand Football believes the expansion of World Cups to 48 teams from 2026 will significantly increase the All Whites chances of qualifying.



FIFA expand World Cup to 48 teams

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 07:41:47 +1300

FIFA has voted to expand the football World Cup to 48 teams from its current 32, brushing aside concerns it would lower the overall standard of the tournament.



Sharapova to make comeback in Stuttgart

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 07:06:42 +1300

Russian five-times grand slam champion Maria Sharapova will return to competitive tennis following a 15-month doping ban at the Stuttgart Grand Prix in April.



Young, old and Kiwis through to ASB semis

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 06:52:27 +1300

Fourth seeded American Jack Sock is the highest ranked player in today's semi-finals at the men's ASB Tennis Classic in Auckland.



Taylor confident in eye ahead of first Test

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 17:26:01 +1300

New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor is confident his eye is in good enough shape to take on the Bangladesh bowlers in their first cricket Test in Wellington.



Doping saga lingers for former All Black stars

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 12:47:15 +1300

Former All Blacks Dan Carter and Joe Rocokoko will reportedly be called before an independent French anti-doping tribunal.



Williamson climbs into top five T20 rankings

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 07:46:12 +1300

New Zealand cricket captain Kane Williamson has broken into the top five of the ICC world rankings for T20 batsmen, meaning he's now in the top five batsmen across all formats.



Australian tennis players punished for corruption

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 15:19:20 +1300

Australian tennis players Nick Lindahl, Brandon Walkin and Isaac Frost have been punished after being found guilty of corruption.



Thomas wins opening PGA Tour title of 2017

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 06:02:28 +1300

American golfer Justin Thomas has won the SBS Tournament of Champions in Hawaii by three shots over Japan's Hideki Matsuyama.



Ronaldo wins FIFA player of the year

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 08:58:54 +1300

Real Madrid and Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo won FIFA's rebranded player of the year award, beating Barcelona and Argentina striker Lionel Messi into second.



One NZer left in ASB Classic singles

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 08:17:40 +1300

There's just one New Zealander left in Auckland's ASB Tennis Classic men's singles after two players were dumped out on the opening day.



Marshall could lose full-time Brisbane spot to Kahu

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 18:57:19 +1300

Kiwis rugby league player Jordan Kahu could block Benji Marshall's path to a full-time NRL return at Brisbane.



Three kiwis in Classic singles as Tearney qualifies

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 08:47:35 +1300

New Zealand tennis player Finn Tearney has qualified for the men's singles draw at Auckland's ASB Classic.



Five EPL teams knocked out of FA Cup

Sun, 08 Jan 2017 10:45:11 +1300

Football club Arsenal scrambled to a 2-1 come-from-behind FA Cup victory against Preston North End this morning, in a round in which five Premier League teams were knocked out.



Plymouth hold Liverpool, Chelsea and Spurs win

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 08:17:08 +1300

Fourth-tier Plymouth Argyle earned a 0-0 draw away against Liverpool's youngest ever starting XI in their FA Cup third round tie at Anfield while Chelsea and Tottenham both won.



Black Caps sweep T20 series 3-0

Sun, 08 Jan 2017 18:57:33 +1300

New Zealand have beaten Bangladesh by 27 runs in the third Twenty 20 cricket international in Mount Maunganui to sweep the series 3-0.



Cooper wins second road cycling title

Sun, 08 Jan 2017 17:38:48 +1300

Wellington rider Joe Cooper is the national road cycling champion for the second time following his 14 second victory in Napier.



Djokovic beats Murray in first contest of 2017

Sun, 08 Jan 2017 08:20:18 +1300

Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic has sent a strong message that he wants his number one ranking back, beating Andy Murray in the final of the Qatar Open in Doha.



Black Caps not taking Bangladesh 'lightly'

Sun, 08 Jan 2017 14:44:39 +1300

The Black Caps batsman Colin Munro says there is no room for complacency in today's third and final Twenty20 cricket international against Bangladesh.



Fresh blood in Australia one-day squad

Sun, 08 Jan 2017 13:40:23 +1300

Uncapped middle-order batsman Chris Lynn has been rewarded for his Big Bash League form with a place in Australia's one-day squad.



Firebirds win T20 title

Sat, 07 Jan 2017 20:03:01 +1300

The Wellington Firebirds are the national T20 cricket champions after beating the Central Stags by 14 runs in today's final.



France win their second Hopman Cup

Sun, 08 Jan 2017 10:45:14 +1300

France have upset the United States to win the Hopman Cup at the tennis tournament in Perth.



Edwards skips team to women's fours title

Sun, 08 Jan 2017 09:35:26 +1300

The Blackjack Jo Edwards has led her team to the New Zealand women's fours title at the National lawn bowls Championships in Taranaki.



Pliskova eases to Brisbane title win

Sun, 08 Jan 2017 09:14:05 +1300

Czech tennis player Karolina Pliskova crushed Alize Cornet of France 6-0 6-3 to win the Brisbane International title.



Australia sweep Pakistan 3-0

Sun, 08 Jan 2017 08:26:23 +1300

The Australian cricketers are riding high after Nathan Lyon and Steve O'Keefe spun them to a 3-0 clean sweep of Pakistan in their final Test in Sydney.



Chris Gibbes takes over as Wellington Lions coach

Sun, 08 Jan 2017 09:04:30 +1300

Former Waikato rugby coach Chris Gibbes has been appointed as the Wellington Lions head coach for the next three years.



Davis wins ASB Classic

Sat, 07 Jan 2017 19:06:44 +1300

America's Lauren Davis is the champion of the ASB Classic following her straight sets victory over the Croatian eighth seed, Ana Konjuh, in the Auckland final.



Buchanan wins fourth road title

Sat, 07 Jan 2017 18:33:01 +1300

Olympian Rushlee Buchanan has become the first woman to win the national road cycling championship four times.



Australia win third test, sweep series

Sat, 07 Jan 2017 17:57:23 +1300

Australia ended Pakistan's resistance before tea on the final day of the third test to claim an emphatic victory by 220 runs and a 3-0 series sweep.



Flailing Breakers sign new import

Sat, 07 Jan 2017 09:45:05 +1300

The struggling New Zealand Breakers have brought in American point guard Kevin Dillard to replace import David Stockton for the remainder of the season.



City crush West Ham 5-0

Sat, 07 Jan 2017 13:31:10 +1300

Manchester City crushed West Ham United 5-0 to give manager Pep Guardiola the perfect introduction to the FA Cup.



Croatian teen favourite for Auckland title

Sat, 07 Jan 2017 12:18:15 +1300

Croatian tennis player Ana Konjuh might be four years younger than her American opponent Lauren Davis, but the teenager's the favourite to walk away with the ASB Classic title in Auckland.



Murray, Djokovic to face off in Doha

Sat, 07 Jan 2017 10:14:08 +1300

The world tennis number one and two, Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic, will go toe-to-toe in the Qatar Open final in Doha tomorrow.



Ronchi ruled out of final T20

Sat, 07 Jan 2017 06:58:01 +1300

The Black Caps wicket-keeper Luke Ronchi will miss the third and final Twenty20 against Bangladesh, after being ruled out of cricket for at least four weeks with a groin injury.



Jones says Lions tour is a chance to grow England's depth

Sat, 07 Jan 2017 10:21:32 +1300

England's rugby coach Eddie Jones is planning to use the loss of several players to the British and Irish Lions' squad as an opportunity to build depth.



Australia on verge of Test clean sweep

Sat, 07 Jan 2017 09:47:31 +1300

The Australian cricketers are on the verge of a 3-0 Test series clean sweep against Pakistan in Sydney.



Breakers fall to bottom of ANBL ladder

Sat, 07 Jan 2017 09:01:55 +1300

The New Zealand Breakers have fallen to the bottom of the Australian National Basketball League ladder after a 65-63 loss to the Cairns Taipans.



FIFA expected to expand World Cup

Sat, 07 Jan 2017 10:18:08 +1300

FIFA look set to ignore the old adage about not messing with a winning formula by approving president Gianni Infantino's plans to expand the World Cup.



F1 team Manor goes into administration

Sat, 07 Jan 2017 09:53:07 +1300

The Formula One starting grid risks being reduced to 10 teams this season after Manor, the sport's smallest and least successful outfit, went into administration.



Blackjacks-packed side favourite for women's fours title

Sat, 07 Jan 2017 08:52:02 +1300

The Blackjacks-packed lawn bowls team skipped by Jo Edwards are the favourites to take out the women's fours final at the National Championships in Taranaki.



Munro century guides NZ to T20 series win

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 18:46:12 +1300

The Black Caps have beaten Bangladesh by 47 runs in their second Twenty20 cricket international to win the series with a match still to play.



Bauer, Nielsen win NZ time trial titles

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 17:53:50 +1300

Cyclist Jack Bauer has won the men's 40 kilometre time trial at the elite National Road Championships in Napier.



Powrie retires from Olympic sailing

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 10:24:25 +1300

New Zealand sailor Polly Powrie has retired from Olympic yachting.



Walker leads Tournament of Champions first round

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 19:00:27 +1300

American golfer Jimmy Walker, has taken a two-shot, first-round lead at the Tournament of Champions in Hawaii.



Australian opener pulls out of third Test with concussion

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 14:01:23 +1300

The Australian opener Matt Renshaw has pulled out of the remainder of the third Test against Pakistan in Sydney, after being been diagnosed with concussion after two hits to the helmet.