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BG Williams: 'I'd still get goosebumps' in his company

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 19:01:52 +1200

New Zealand has lost a fantastic role model with the death of rugby legend Sir Colin Meads, says former All Black Bryan Williams.

Wood back in the big time with Burnley

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 09:16:52 +1200

The All Whites striker Chris Wood is returning to the English football's premier league, with Burnley set to sign him from Championship side Leeds.

All Blacks ease off the perfection pedal with half an hour to go

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 07:06:28 +1200

The first 50 minutes of the All Blacks demolishing Australia last night is as close to perfection as you'll ever see, but the game still can't match the All Blacks' performance in a test match at Athletic Park in 1996, writes Jamie Wall.

All Blacks win: Good, bad and the ugly

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 05:17:04 +1200

The All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has described his side's first 50 minutes against Australia "as good a rugby as you'll ever see" after they beat the Wallabies in Sydney.

England rout West Indies

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 08:34:44 +1200

England have routed the West Indies by an innings and 209 runs the day-night cricket test in Birmingham.

Tall Blacks stumble against Australia

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 10:45:57 +1200

A poor start proved costly for the Tall Blacks sa they slumped to a 106-79 loss to Australia in the semi-finals of the Asia Cup basketball tournament in Beirut.

History making start for Manchester United

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 08:25:50 +1200

Manchester United netted four goals for the second consecutive week in the Premier League to rout Swansea City 4-0 and ensure their highest-scoring start to a season for 110 years.

LIVE: Wallabies take on All Blacks in Bledisloe Cup clash

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 21:58:07 +1200

The All Blacks take on the Wallabies in Sydney in a test which also doubles as the opening Bledisloe Cup test. Follow LIVE updates from Jamie Wall at Olympic Park.

Kaino heads home to deal with family matter

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 18:26:57 +1200

NZ Rugby has confirmed All Black Jerome Kaino is on his way back to New Zealand to deal with a "personal matter".

McLaughlin grabs pole again in Sydney

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 19:29:08 +1200

New Zealand driver, Scott McLaughlin has again swept aside the Supercars field in qualifying, claiming an astonishing 12th pole position of the season at Sydney Motorsport Park.

Tall Blacks happy playing the part of underdog

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 18:49:06 +1200

The Tall Blacks are happy to be cast as the underdogs when they meet Australia in the semi-final of the FIBA Asia Cup in Beirut.

Kyrgios fells Nadal at Cincinnati

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 18:28:31 +1200

Australian Nick Kyrgios has surged into the last four at the Cincinnati Open with a dominant win over Rafael Nadal on Friday.

Bledisloe Cup: Wallabies have more problems than the All Blacks

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 05:34:21 +1200

The All Blacks won't be giving sideline scandals a second thought in this week's game against the Wallabies - they'll be focusing on getting their season back on track, Jamie Wall writes.

Pero Cameron to be inducted into Hall Of Fame

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 06:30:32 +1200

The former New Zealand basketball player Pero Cameron will be inducted into the International Basketball Hall of Fame.

All Blacks on a hiding to nothing?

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 17:40:33 +1200

Sports Call - The Rugby Championship kicks off this weekend but it seems about as interesting as a magician on the radio.

Reid staying with Hammers

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 06:30:32 +1200

The All Whites captain Winston Reid has committed his future to English Premier League football club West Ham United after signing a six year extension to his contract.

Warriors beaten again, "some players not up to it."

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 07:17:55 +1200

The New Zealand Warriors have suffered their seventh straight NRL loss after going down 36-18 to South Sydney in Sydney.

Cook double ton puts England in control

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 07:41:31 +1200

Rain held up England's progress after Alastair Cook scored a superb 243 on the second day of the first cricket test against the West Indies at Edgbaston.

Wallabies vowing to attack the All Blacks

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 18:56:12 +1200

The Wallabies are pledging to play traditional running rugby in pursuit of a Bledisloe Cup boilover against the All Blacks tomorrow night.

Hamish Bond to ride for New Zealand at World Champs

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 12:42:11 +1200

One of New Zealand most successful rowers, Hamish Bond will represent New Zealand in cycling next month.

Unbeaten Black Ferns off to semi-finals

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 08:43:29 +1200

The Black Ferns have qualified for the semi-finals of the Rugby World Cup in Ireland following a 48-5 win over Canada in their final pool game.

Key strike weapon returns to Magic

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 12:25:01 +1200

South African shooter Lenize Potgieter will return to the Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic for next year's ANZ Netball Premiership.

Spanish cyclist suspended after drugs test

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 12:06:22 +1200

Spain's former Olympic cycling champion Samuel Sanchez has been suspended with immediate effect after testing positive for banned growth hormones.

Tall Blacks march on in Asia Cup

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 08:19:14 +1200

The New Zealand men's basketball team have beaten Jordan 98-70 in their quarter-final of the Asia Cup in Beirut.

Hansen says Smith focused on Bledisloe

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 07:25:55 +1200

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has backed halfback Aaron Smith to play well in tomorrow's Bledisloe Cup opener against the Wallabies despite latest allegations about his airport "toilet tryst" scandal.

Bolt shows evidence of hamstring injury

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 09:02:14 +1200

Usain Bolt has delivered a rebuke those who questioned whether he really suffered an injury in his farewell race at the World Athletics Championships.

Boks aiming for momentum against Pumas

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 09:54:21 +1200

South Africa will take another step in their bid for redemption when they host struggling Argentina in the Rugby Championship in Port Elizabeth on Sunday morning.

NZ Rugby to investigate Smith sex scandal

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 17:36:09 +1200

An independent inquiry into the sex scandal involving All Black Aaron Smith has been announced by New Zealand Rugby.

Recap: Black Ferns v Canada

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 06:41:45 +1200

The Black Ferns have beaten Canada 48-5 in their final pool game of the Rugby World Cup. Jamie Wall was blogging from 10.30pm.

Pearce in front in Fiji

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 06:32:23 +1200

The Ashburton golfer Daniel Pearce has the lead after the first round of the $1.5 million Fiji Open.

Titans go down to Eels

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 06:46:14 +1200

Parramatta have piled the misery on the under-siege Gold Coast with a 30-8 NRL win in Sydney.

Northern Stars line up get a big boost

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 13:07:48 +1200

Northern Stars bolstered their line-up for next year's Netball Premiership re-signing defender Kayla Cullen and bringing former Silver Ferns shooters Paula Griffin and Ellen Halpenny on board.

Rona and Beale named in Wallabies

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 16:11:15 +1200

Australia coach Michael Cheika has named rugby league convert Curtis Rona on the wing and handed Kurtley Beale his first start at second-five in his Wallabies team to play the All Blacks in Sydney on Saturday.

Guildford to make Waikato debut

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 07:51:57 +1200

Former All Blacks Zac Guildford will make his debut for Waikato this weekend, as he continues his bid to resurrect his professional rugby career.

Froome chases rare double crown

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 13:04:04 +1200

Tour de France champion Chris Froome is looking to claim a rare double as he prepares for the start of Spain's grand tour, the Vuelta.

Henderson calls time on cycling career

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 12:42:29 +1200

Former world champion and Commonwealth Games gold medallist Greg Henderson has announced his retirement from cycling.

Serena to defend Australian Open title

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 07:02:17 +1200

Serena Williams says she aims to defend her Australian Open title next year just three months after she is expected to give birth to her first child.

Taylor returns from England

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 08:05:21 +1200

The New Zealand cricketer Ross Taylor has been forced to end his English County stint with Sussex to return home for family reasons.

Aussie rugby's future on weakened Wallabies' shoulders

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 06:32:47 +1200

Opinion - Australian Rugby sits on a precipice and should the Wallabies slip, it could spell doom, writes Matt Richens.

Injury forces Nishikori out of season

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 06:19:50 +1200

Japan's Kei Nishikori will miss the rest of the tennis season after tearing a tendon in his right wrist.

Renaldo five game ban sticks

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 06:32:21 +1200

Cristiano Ronaldo has failed in his bid to overturn his five-match ban for pushing a referee.

Squire and McKenzie get starts for the All Blacks

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 05:48:02 +1200

Highlanders loosie Liam Squire and Chiefs utility back Damian McKenzie get starts for the All Blacks in Saturday's test against Australia in Sydney.

Ferns draw third seeds England for Games

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 11:20:57 +1200

The Silver Ferns have drawn third seeds England in their netball pool for next year's Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast.

England on top in day-night Test

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 08:55:27 +1200

England's Joe Root and Alastair Cook scored centuries to lead the hosts to a commanding 348 for 3 on the opening day of their first day-night test against West Indies.

Roache out injured for Warriors

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:42:05 +1200

Hooker Nathaniel Roache has been ruled out for the Warriors clash against South Sydney on Friday.

Sonny Bill returns from suspension

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 06:53:01 +1200

A fitter and more fired-up Sonny Bill Williams has returned to Sydney with a point to prove for the All Blacks after serving a four-game suspension.

Former All White admits sexual assault

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 06:33:15 +1200

The former All White Chris Killen has been spared jail after sexually assaulting a sleeping woman.

Bates hits out in English T20

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 07:07:59 +1200

The White Ferns captain Suzie Bates has hit a century to help her Southern Vipers side to victory in their second game of the English women's T20 cricket competition.

Raonic joins top 10 casualty list

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 08:17:45 +1200

Canadian Milos Raonic is the latest top ten tennis player to be hit by injury ahead of this month's US Open.

Sharapova back for US Open

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 06:15:21 +1200

Former world women's tennis number one Maria Sharapova will make her first grand slam appearance in over 18 months after she was awarded a main-draw wildcard for the upcoming U.S. Open.

Tennis launches Ryder-cup style event

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 07:26:35 +1200

Swiss tennis great Roger Federer will join Rafael Nadal and Czech player Tomas Berdych on the Europe side at the inaugural edition of the Laver Cup.

Foran back for Warriors

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 18:54:27 +1200

Warriors standoff Kieran Foran is back in the team to face the Rabbitohs on Friday after missing last Sunday's loss with a shoulder complaint.

Setback for All Whites ahead of World Cup qualifiers

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 13:30:49 +1200

The All Whites defender Tommy Smith has been ruled out of the side's upcoming World Cup qualifiers against the Solomon Islands with a hamstring injury.

All Blacks won't be caught out again

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 07:10:09 +1200

The All Blacks are vowing not to be caught out again.

Woods on cocktail of drugs - ESPN report

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 13:20:33 +1200

The former world number one golfer Tiger Woods had five different drugs in his system when he was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence in May, according to television network ESPN.

Wandering Serb joins Phoenix

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 11:47:22 +1200

The Wellington Phoenix have signed well travelled former Serbian international striker Andrija Kaludjerović on a one year deal for the upcoming A-League season.

Black Ferns need win for semi-final berth

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 12:29:29 +1200

New Zealand women's rugby coach Glenn Moore says the team's final World Cup pool game against Canada is a must win for the Black Ferns.

Tall Blacks size up Lebanon in Asia Cup

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 12:55:58 +1200

New Zealand basketball captain Reuben Te Rangi says the Tall Blacks are rested and ready for their Asia Cup quarter-final match against Jordan in Lebanon.

England name side for day-night test

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 10:49:31 +1200

Opening batsman Mark Stoneman has been selected to make his debut for England in their first day-night test match against the West Indies starting at Edgbaston.

Faamuausili gets 50th cap

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 06:43:38 +1200

Hooker Fiao'o Faamausili will play her 50th game for the Black Ferns after being named to lead the side in their final pool game at the women's rugby World Cup in Ireland.

Hayne's Titan days look numbered

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 08:04:10 +1200

Jarryd Hayne may have played his last game for Gold Coast after being ruled out of tonight's NRL clash with his former club Parramatta.

Badgers down Breakers

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 13:16:59 +1200

The Breakers basketball team, missing most of their first-choice roster, have lost a pre-season basketball game to the touring Wisconsin Badgers.

NZ U16s in OFC final

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 08:16:42 +1200

The New Zealand under 16 women's footballers will play New Caledonia in the Oceania final in Apia on Friday.

English cricket moves to pink

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 07:38:03 +1200

England's cricketers admit they will be taking a leap in the dark when the country hosts its first day-night test, with a pink ball, against the West Indies this week.

Warriors prop Matulino suspended for clash with Rabbitohs

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 13:59:55 +1200

Warriors Prop Ben Matulino is handed one-match suspended for his shoulder charge against Raiders.

Ronaldo rages over red

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 06:35:21 +1200

Football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has been banned for five games for pushing a referee.

Nadal back at the top after three year absence

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 07:10:11 +1200

Rafa Nadal will return to the top of world tennis for the first time in three years.

Barnes gets callup for All Blacks test

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 06:19:50 +1200

There's been a late change of referee for Saturday's Rugby Championship opener between the All Blacks and Australia in Sydney with Frenchman Jerome Garces pulling out through injury.

Beaver back to Steelers

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 06:13:58 +1200

The hero of the All Blacks 2011 World Cup win Stephen Donald is returning home.

Court battle starts over Force axing

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 18:31:46 +1200

The Western Force have won the first stage of their legal battle against the Australian Rugby Union's decision to axe the franchise from Super Rugby.

Thomas latest young gun for American golf

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 19:00:34 +1200

Justin Thomas has capped off a major golf season that belonged to an aggressive new breed of fearless young Americans by storming to a two-stroke victory at the PGA Championship.

Lealiifano's cancer comeback continues

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 18:52:28 +1200

Brumbies captain Christian Lealiifano is set to join Irish club Ulster on a short contract as he continues his remarkable rugby comeback.

Sri Lanka to break Pakistan cricket drought

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 18:46:32 +1200

Sri Lanka are keen to visit Pakistan in September, potentially becoming the first high-profile team to tour the country since 2009.

Fox slips back through PGA field

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 16:24:12 +1200

The Auckland golfer Ryan Fox found the going tough in his final round of the US PGA Championship in North Carolina, the final major of the year.

No medal but Willis still smiling

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 10:54:07 +1200

Two time Olympic medallist Nick Willis has a smile on his face despite finishing outside of the medals in the 1500m at the world athletic champs in London.

Bolt won't be back

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 13:55:11 +1200

Usain Bolt took an emotional final bow on the track at the end of the World Championships before declaring that there was no way he would ever return to sprinting.

Federer beaten in Canada

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 10:21:30 +1200

Roger Federer's bid to regain the number one world ranking in tennis has suffered a setback, beaten in the final of the latest ATP event in Montreal.

Coles out of Bledisloe after new head knock

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 18:17:55 +1200

Injury-plagued All Blacks hooker Dane Coles has been ruled out of the Bledisloe Cup opener against Australia after suffering yet another head knock.

Black Ferns humble Hong Kong

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 06:21:13 +1200

Wing Portia Woodman scored eight of her side's 19 tries as the Black Ferns routed Hong Kong 121-nil at the women's Rugby World Cup in Dublin.

Mo Farah - 'you're trying to destroy me'

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 07:11:18 +1200

Britain's Olympic and world champion Mo Farah said the media were trying to destroy his achievements and repeated he was a clean athlete during an emotional outburst.

United make emphatic start to Premier League

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 06:42:19 +1200

Manchester United have made an emphatic start to the English premier league football season with a 4-nil win over All Whites skipper Winston Reid's West Ham.

Warriors' horror run continues

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 20:23:56 +1200

The Warriors have stumbled to their sixth straight loss going down to the Canberra Raiders 36-16 at a rain sodden Mt Smart stadium.

Watson says no current deal for Warriors

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 19:37:26 +1200

Warriors owner Eric Watson says he is in "no rush" to sell the NRL club, despite reports suggesting a deal with Auckland businessman Paul Davys is close.

Wallabies pressure plan for Bledisloe opener

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 15:27:59 +1200

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika is vowing to play a pressure game against the All Blacks in their Bledisloe Cup opener in Sydney on Saturday.

Benji back with the Tigers

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 14:46:22 +1200

Benji Marshall's NRL career has come full circle with the veteran playmaker to return to Wests Tigers in 2018.

Fox steady at PGA Championships

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 11:45:23 +1200

New Zealand golfer Ryan Fox has been unable to gain much ground on the leaders in the third round of the US PGA Championship in North Carolina.

Bolt injured in final race

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 10:42:01 +1200

Usain Bolt pulled up with injury on the anchor leg of the 4x100 metres relay final at the World Athletics Championship as the last race of his unparalleled career ended in high drama.

Tall Blacks pipped by Korea

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 08:17:19 +1200

The New Zealand men's basketball team are through to the quarter-finals at the Asia Cup in Lebanon, despite a loss to South Korea in their final pool game.

Farah falls short in final race

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 08:21:15 +1200

Mo Farah's aura of invincibility after six years of unrelenting success was finally cracked in his last major track race as he lost his world 5000m title to Ethiopia's Muktar Edris.

Chelsea suffer shock loss to open season

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 07:03:25 +1200

Premier League champions Chelsea suffered an embarrassing home defeat on the first Saturday of the new season, having two men sent off as unfancied Burnley beat them.

Foran ruled out ahead of Warriors clash with Raiders

Sat, 12 Aug 2017 17:43:57 +1200

Warriors playmaker, Kieran Foran has been ruled out of tomorrow's NRL clash against Canberra because of injury.

Black Sticks Qualify for World Cup

Sat, 12 Aug 2017 14:47:36 +1200

The Black Sticks qualify for the Men's Hockey World Cup taking place in India next year.

Fox sizzles at PGA Champs

Sat, 12 Aug 2017 08:20:52 +1200

New Zealand golfer Ryan Fox has fired the lowest round so far in the US PGA Championship to climb the leaderboard at Quail Hollow.

All Blacks put on show in warm-up

Sat, 12 Aug 2017 05:37:43 +1200

The All Blacks have blown out the cobwebs in style, obliterating Taranaki and Counties Manukau in the "Game of Three Halves".

Giroud header seals Arsenal win

Sat, 12 Aug 2017 09:10:09 +1200

A feast of goals opened the Premier League season when Arsenal twice came from behind to beat Leicester City.

Willis does enough to make final

Sat, 12 Aug 2017 09:30:00 +1200

Nick Willis has snuck into the final of the 1500m at the World Athletics Championships after claiming one of the two fastest non-automatic times.

Adams keen on Game of Thrones cameo

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 16:37:14 +1200

An online petition is circulating to get New Zealand NBA star Steven Adams a cameo on US television show Game of Thrones.

Pulver to go after Force decision

Sat, 12 Aug 2017 05:44:25 +1200

ARU chief executive Bill Pulver says he'll step down after the decision to axe the Western Force from Super Rugby.

Piutau set for massive payday with Bristol

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 13:19:37 +1200

Former All Black and Blues fullback Charles Piutau will become one of the highest paid rugby players in the world next year, according to British media reports.

Western Force axed from Super Rugby

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 18:33:21 +1200

The Australian Rugby Union have decided to axe the Perth-based Western Force team from Super Rugby.