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Sadowski-Synott hits the Big Air at Winter Olympics

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 10:19:04 +1300

New Zealand teenage snowboarder Zoi Sadowski Synott is back in action at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.



Drop T20 internationals says England coach

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 09:52:11 +1300

International teams should not play Twenty20 cricket, according to England coach Trevor Bayliss.



Moss calls time on All Whites career

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 09:36:14 +1300

After eleven years of international football All Whites goalkeeper Glen Moss has announced his retirement from the top level.



Thomas Waldrom returning to Wellington rugby

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 11:48:20 +1300

The former England rugby international Thomas Waldrom is returning home and will play for Wellington in this year's provincial rugby championship.



Black Caps will take confidence into final against Australia

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 10:04:29 +1300

The Black Caps opening batsman Colin Munro says he'll be treating Wednesday's T20 tri-series final against Australia as just another game.



Sitak beaten in final again

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 09:33:56 +1300

The New Zealand tennis player Artem Sitak and his partner have been beaten in the final of the doubles at the New York Open.



Pursuit team into semi-finals

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 07:22:49 +1300

The New Zealand men's pursuit ice racing team has snuck into the semi-finals of their event at the Winter Olympics.



Paddon fifth in Sweden

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 05:46:57 +1300

New Zealand rally driver Hayden Paddon has finished fifth in Rally Sweden.



Another loss for Breakers ahead of playoffs

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 05:46:57 +1300

The New Zealand Breakers will be hoping to be at full strength for the NBL play-offs after ending the regular season with their fourth straight loss.



Federer wins in Rotterdam

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 05:46:58 +1300

Roger Federer celebrated his return to the top of the world tennis rankings with his second title of the season, swatting aside Grigor Dimitrov 6-2 6-2 in the final of the World Tournament in Rotterdam.



Russian Games athletes suspected of positive dope test

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 05:46:58 +1300

A Russian medallist at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics is suspected of having tested positive for a banned substance, a source at the Games said, in a potential major blow to Russia's efforts to emerge from a drug-cheating scandal.



NZ claims historic equestrian win

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 11:54:36 +1300

The New Zealand team have made history by winning the year's first showjumping FEI Nations Cup event in the United Arab Emirates.



Own goal helps Phoenix beat Perth

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 06:04:01 +1300

Roy Krishna was the returning Phoenix hero and Diego Castro the Perth villain in a dramatic 2-1 A-League win for the hosts in Wellington.



Manson dominates as Drysdale struggles

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 06:47:26 +1300

Robbie Manson has successfully defended his single sculls title at the National Rowing Champs on Lake Karapiro, easily beating double olympic champion Mahe Drysdale.



Warriors weather the Storm in Rotorua

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 19:18:31 +1300

The Warriors have staved off a depleted Melbourne 20-14 in a low-key NRL pre-season match in Rotorua.



Live Cricket: T20 - Black Caps vs England

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 18:44:22 +1300

The Black Caps take on England in the Twenty20 Tri-Series at Hamilton's Seddon Park. Follow live updates with Jamie Wall.



Woods misses cut at Genesis Open

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 16:28:25 +1300

A struggling Tiger Woods failed to make the cut at the Genesis Open in California on Friday as he had eight bogeys in a round of five-over-par 76.



Federer becomes oldest ATP world number one

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 15:19:22 +1300

Roger Federer has added yet another record to his vast collection after guaranteeing he'll becoming the oldest men's world number one.



NZ sending 33 cyclists to Comm Games

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 11:28:52 +1300

New Zealand will send its biggest ever cycling team to April's Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast.



Australia chase down mammoth total

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 06:14:55 +1300

Australia pulled off the highest run chase in a Twenty20 international to claim a dramatic five-wicket victory over New Zealand in their tri-series clash in Auckland.



Recap: Phoenix vs Perth Glory

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 13:09:00 +1300

A-league football: The Wellington Phoenix beat the Perth Glory 2-1 at Westpac Stadium. Look back at match commentary here.



Breakers lose again as playoffs loom

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 07:20:11 +1300

The New Zealand Breakers have taken another blow to their confidence entering the NBL playoffs with a dramatic 84-82 loss to the Illawarra Hawks in Auckland.



Paddon third in Sweden

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 09:05:48 +1300

New Zealand's Hayden Paddon is in third place following the first full day of action at World Rally Championships' Rally Sweden, 7.2 seconds behind the leader.



Horror final run for Thornbury

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 19:05:46 +1300

The New Zealand skeleton racer Rhys Thornbury has had a horror final run in the medal round at the Winter Olympics in Pyeonchang.



Nanai-Seturo dispute resolved

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 17:01:14 +1300

New Zealand Rugby has won the battle over young prodigy Etene Nanai-Seturo.



Guptill ready to hit home track

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 17:22:31 +1300

Twenty20 cricket is a funny old game, Martin Guptill says - one night you're fizzing - the next you're off the pace.



Live Cricket: T20 - Black Caps vs Australia

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 19:01:09 +1300

The Black Caps take on Australia in the Twenty20 Tri-Series at Eden Park in Auckland. Follow live updates with Jamie Wall.



Leaner more competitve Super rugby competition kicks off

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 16:40:37 +1300

A leaner Super Rugby season with fewer, but likely more competitive, fixtures starts on the weekend in what organisers, broadcasters and fans hope will be a slicker, more watchable product.



Three more divers added to Games squad

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 13:29:09 +1300

Three more divers have been added to the New Zealand Commonwealth Games team.



Nine newbies for Hurricanes

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 10:48:18 +1300

Nine new Hurricanes have been included in the squad to prepare for their opening two matches of the Super Rugby season.



Woods up and down at Riviera

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 12:11:36 +1300

Tiger Woods finished five shots back of clubhouse leader Tom Hoge after mostly struggling off the tee in the first round of the Genesis Open in Pacific Palisades, California.



Hurricanes, Highlanders prevail in pre-season battles

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 06:14:58 +1300

The Hurricanes and Highlanders had the most to smile about after a pair of Super Rugby pre-season matches involving New Zealand teams on Thursday.



Ko makes unflustered start to Australian Open

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 06:39:39 +1300

New Zealand golf star Lydia Ko has shrugged off the spotlight being placed on more changes to her support team to produce a strong opening round in her first LPGA Tour event of 2018.



Taking tap helping Sodhi learn

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 17:07:25 +1300

The Black Caps legspinner Ish Sodhi says he's getting used to getting hit for six but it's only improving his bowling.



NZ UFC star targets Middleweight title

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 17:22:31 +1300

New Zealand mixed martial artist Israel Adesanya may have made his UFC debut in Perth on the weekend but is by no means a stranger to the game.



Thornbury in contention in men's skeleton

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 18:08:38 +1300

Skeleton racer Rhys Thornbury has been the pick of the bunch from New Zealand's Winter Olympics team in Pyeonchang today.



McFadden leaving Warriors

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 17:07:25 +1300

Warriors assistant coach and ex-head coach Andrew McFadden will bring his six- year stay in Auckland to a close at the end of 2018.



Third time lucky for Robinson?

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 09:14:14 +1300

It'll be hopefully be third time lucky for New Zealand slalom skier Alice Robinson at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang today.



Krishna signs contract extension

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 17:07:25 +1300

The Wellington Phoenix striker Roy Krishna is sticking with the struggling A-league club despite recent speculation he was on the outer.



Froome vows to race on, despite probe

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 05:34:12 +1300

Chris Froome intends to ride in the Giro d'Italia this year and try to defend his Tour de France title, even if an investigation into his adverse doping test is ongoing.



Not so Cool Runnings as "destructive" coach quits Jamaica team

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 07:43:30 +1300

The romantic "Cool Runnings" tale of Jamaica's Winter Olympic bobsleigh return has been shattered spectacularly as the team's German coach resigned on the eve of the competition and was condemned as a destructive influence by a senior official.



White offers praise after epic snowboard showdown

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 07:04:32 +1300

In an Olympic gold medal showdown between US snowboard star Shaun White and 'the next Shaun White' on Wednesday, there was only ever going to be one winner -- the original.



Stokes unlikely for first ODI in NZ

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 05:18:37 +1300

The England cricket coach Trevor Bayliss has welcomed the return of Ben Stokes but says the allrounder is unlikely to play the first one-day international of the New Zealand series.



Warner a different breed of Aussie captain

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 05:38:13 +1300

One is unflappable on the field, a fitness fanatic and a family man who cherishes time with his kids.



Barry: Parker won't spar Fury

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 09:38:19 +1300

Joseph Parker's trainer Kevin Barry says his fighter won't be sparring with former champion Tyson Fury as the New Zealand heavyweight boxer gets ready for his world title unification bout with English counterpart Anthony Joshua.



Olympic debut delayed yet again

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 06:29:22 +1300

The debut of New Zealand's youngest Winter Olympian has been delayed yet again.



Figure skaters pushing the boundaries in Pyeongchang

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 18:02:28 +1300

Roll over Beethoven and prepare to be Disturbed.



Stoinis relishes return to garden of Eden

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 16:19:56 +1300

Marcus Stoinis is relishing his return to the ground which launched his international career as Australia's Twenty20 side prepare to face New Zealand in Auckland.



Dodds added to Comm Games triathlon team

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 10:25:25 +1300

Wanaka's Tony Dodds has been added to the New Zealand triathlon team for April's Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.



Wagner to head back to county champions Essex

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 12:30:41 +1300

The New Zealand seamer Neil Wagner will re-join English county cricket champions Essex in May.



Black Caps topple England

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 22:40:58 +1300

Blazing half-centuries from Martin Guptill and Kane Williamson have guided the New Zealand cricketers to victory over England in their Twenty20 international in Wellington.



Ko confirms more changes

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 06:27:27 +1300

Lydia Ko has made changes to her team once again ahead of the New Zealand golf star's opening event of the 2018 LPGA Tour season.



NZ speed skaters out of medals in 1500m

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 06:35:47 +1300

Speed skaters Peter Michael and Reyon Kay will turn their attention to New Zealand's team pursuit campaign after finishing outside the medals in the individual 1500m.



Stokes set for NZ arrival after not guilty plea

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 05:46:41 +1300

Ben Stokes will join the England cricket squad in New Zealand later this week after he appeared at a Bristol court to plea not guilty to a charge of affray.



Tait fails to make final at Winter Olympics

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 22:38:16 +1300

The New Zealand snowboarder Rakai Tait has failed to make the finals of the halfpipe competition at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.



Recap: T20 - Black Caps vs England

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 23:30:12 +1300

The Black Caps have beaten England by 12 runs in the Twenty20 Tri-Series in Wellington. Look back on our coverage with Jamie Wall.



Hurricanes prop retires due to concussion

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 10:20:43 +1300

Hurricanes and Wellington prop Reggie Goodes has announced his retirement from rugby due to concussion.



Two newcomers set for White Ferns debut

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 17:35:22 +1300

Two newcomers are set to make their international cricket debuts for the White Ferns against the West Indies next month.



'Olympic Destroyer' virus sabotages Games opening ceremony

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 14:32:56 +1300

Cyber security firms in the U.S say they've uncovered a computer virus dubbed "Olympic Destroyer" that was likely used in an attack on the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics.



More concerns for Wellington pitch

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 11:27:02 +1300

The pitch for tonight's T20 tri-series cricket clash between the Black Caps and England isn't as good as they'd like it to be, according to Westpac Stadium CEO Shane Harmon.



Conditions too dangerous for women's slopstyle

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 15:12:22 +1300

The conditions for the women's slopestyle Olympic final were described as "too dangerous" after strong winds caused havoc in Pyeongchang.



NZ snowboarder unable to compete at Winter Games

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 13:07:29 +1300

New Zealand snowboarder Tiarn Collins has been forced to withdraw from the Winter Olympic Games big air competition.



NZers in action today at Winter Olympics

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 09:08:10 +1300

New Zealand speed skaters Peter Michael and Reyon Kay are in action today in the men's 1500m, which starts at midnight tonight.



Tall Ferns name new coach

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 10:36:27 +1300

Australian Guy Molloy has been appointed as the New Zealand women's basketball coach ahead of April's Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.



NZ team after medals, not near misses

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 06:11:35 +1300

Close, but not close enough has been the early theme of New Zealand's Pyeongchang campaign and chef de mission Pete Wardell wants the rot to stop.



Recap: Chelsea vs West Brom

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 13:09:00 +1300

EPL Football: Chelsea beat West Bromwich 3-0 at Stamford Bridge. Look back at commentary of the match here.



Netball interest in NZ on the decline

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 20:47:13 +1300

As the Silver Ferns continue to struggle on the international netball stage, so too is the interest in its participation around New Zealand.



Sadowski-Synnott finishes 13th

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 06:13:32 +1300

Zoi Sadowski-Synnott admits being worried by high winds at the top of PyeongChang's snowboard slopestyle run but her coach wants her to better adapt to difficult conditions.



Black Caps ready to get back on track

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 16:48:36 +1300

The Black Caps' match against England in the Twenty20 tri-series is shaping as a crunch match for both sides, with Australia virtually assured a final spot.



British open set for Old Course return

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 06:23:51 +1300

Golf's oldest major the British Open will return to the historic Old Course at St Andrews in 2021 for what will be the 150th edition of golf's oldest championship.



Kiwis World Cup review completed

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 11:54:03 +1300

An independent review of the Kiwis abysmal Rugby League World Cup campaign has been completed.



Serena Williams returns to competitive tennis

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 13:09:01 +1300

The former world number one Serena Williams made her return to competitive tennis five months after giving birth as she teamed up with sister Venus for the US team in the Fed Cup.



Blues not getting ahead of themselves after Brisbane win

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 10:35:16 +1300

Winning a pre-season tournament is no pointer to Super Rugby success but Blues coach Tana Umaga is delighted at a couple of attributes highlighted in Brisbane.



Just twenty minutes training to become world champ

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 09:56:46 +1300

Just twenty minutes practice was all it took for New Zealand's Paddy Chapman to become a world champion.



Mixed emotions after narrow medal miss

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 06:32:39 +1300

The New Zealand speed skater Peter Michael has finished agonisingly short of winning a medal in the men's 5000 metres at the Winter Olympics.



NZ snowboarder misses out on medal

Sun, 11 Feb 2018 19:05:57 +1300

Carlos Garcia Knight has narrowly missed a Winter Olympic medal after crashing while in bronze position on his final run of the snowboard slopestyle final.



Recap: Newcastle vs Man United

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 14:20:18 +1300

EPL Football: Newcastle beat Manchester United 1-0 at St James' Park in Newcastle. Look back at LIVE commentary of the match here.



Recap: Southampton vs Liverpool

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 14:20:18 +1300

EPL Football: Liverpool beat Southampton 2-0 at St Mary's Stadium in Southampton. Look back at LIVE commentary of the match here.



Recap: Phoenix vs Western Sydney

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 14:20:19 +1300

A-league football: The Wellington Phoenix fall 4-0 to the Western Sydney Wanderers at ANZ Stadium in Sydney. Look back at commentary of the match here.



Phoenix dismal season continues

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 08:13:22 +1300

Any remote hope the Wellington Phoenix of turning around their dismal season and making the A League football playoffs has been dashed.



Marcus Armstrong robbed of NZ Grand Prix win

Sun, 11 Feb 2018 19:50:43 +1300

A dramatic last five laps of the Castrol Toyota Racing Series has left New Zealand driver Marcus Armstrong fuming after car trouble stopped him from a podium finish in the final lap.



Recap: MMA Fighting - UFC 221

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 09:08:16 +1300

Coverage of UFC 221 Romero v Rockhold fight card (featuring Hunt v Blaydes) from the Perth Arena in Australia. Follow Jamie Wall's commentary.



Breakers fail to fire against Melbourne

Sun, 11 Feb 2018 18:21:01 +1300

The New Zealand Breakers have been defeated 100-82 at the hands of Melbourne United at Spark Arena today in their second to last home game ahead of the playoffs.



Gatland blasts TMO after loss to England

Sun, 11 Feb 2018 11:11:01 +1300

Wales coach Warren Gatland said a "terrible mistake" by the television match official had cost his side the chance of an upset victory over England at Twickenham on Sunday (NZ time).



Aguero shines as City continue march

Sun, 11 Feb 2018 10:34:04 +1300

Sergio Aguero has scored four goals as Manchester City extended their Premier League lead to 16 points with a 5-1 rout of Leicester City.



Olympic debut delayed for Robinson

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 12:39:54 +1300

New Zealand's youngest Winter Olympian, 16 year old Alice Robinson, will have to wait a little longer to make her Olympic debut.



Blues battle back for 10s triumph

Sun, 11 Feb 2018 05:48:26 +1300

The Blues have scored two tries in the last three minutes to win a heart-stopping Brisbane Global Rugby Tens final 10-7 over the Hurricanes.



Australia storm into T20 Tri-Series final

Sun, 11 Feb 2018 05:59:55 +1300

David Warner's white-ball woes continued but it wasn't enough to stop Australia from booking their spot in the Twenty20 tri-series final with a seven-wicket victory over England at the MCG.



Spurs continue derby dominance over Arsenal

Sun, 11 Feb 2018 06:08:55 +1300

Harry Kane's 101st Premier League goal was the difference as Tottenham Hotspur earned a 1-0 win over Arsenal, to continue their fine recent form in north London derbies in front of a Premier League record crowd at Wembley.



Cricket mourns the passing of Bevan Congdon

Sat, 10 Feb 2018 21:02:43 +1300

Bevan Congdon, whose batsmanship and captaincy helped put New Zealand on the world cricket map in the 1970s, has passed away in Auckland following a long illness.



NZ Snowboarder qualifies for Olympic final after unbelievable first run

Sat, 10 Feb 2018 21:24:51 +1300

New Zealand snowboarder Carlos Garcia Knight has reached the final of the Men's Slopestyle at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics after finishing second in qualifying.



Recap: Man City v Leicester

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 14:20:19 +1300

EPL Football: Manchester City have thumped Leicester City 5-1 at Etihad Stadium. Look back on our LIVE commentary of the match here.



Recap: Tottenham vs Arsenal

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 14:20:19 +1300

EPL Football: Tottenham Hotspur have edged hosts Arsenal 1-0 at Wembley Stadium. Look back on our LIVE commentary of the match here.



Chiefs bounced out of Rugby 10s

Sat, 10 Feb 2018 21:24:51 +1300

The defending champions the Chiefs have been skittled out of the Brisbane 10s rugby tournament.



Kiwi double for Sheppard, Cooper with Gold Coast beckoning

Sat, 10 Feb 2018 18:41:18 +1300

Anton Cooper and Samara Sheppard successfully defended their cross-country honours at the UCI Altherm Oceania Mountain Bike Championships in Dunedin today.



Waratahs pipped by Highlanders at tens

Sat, 10 Feb 2018 06:13:25 +1300

The NSW Waratahs have come within seconds of ending Australia's losing streak to New Zealand Super Rugby teams.



New Zealand march on Pyeongchang Olympics

Sat, 10 Feb 2018 06:58:51 +1300

Beau-James Wells flew the flag as New Zealand's Winter Olympians marched at a Pyeongchang Games opening ceremony punctuated with colour, culture and the freezing cold.



Breakers let late lead slip in Melbourne

Sat, 10 Feb 2018 07:19:04 +1300

Melbourne United have erased an eight-point final quarter deficit to knock off the New Zealand Breakers 89-83 in their top-of-the-table Australian NBL clash at Hisense Arena in Melbourne.



Spencer hopes to dish out the Blues in Brisbane

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 15:28:42 +1300

The King has returned to the Blues and he's ready to rock and roll at this weekend's Brisbane rugby Tens.



Beau-James Wells named NZ team flagbearer

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 17:15:18 +1300

The Freeskier Beau-James Wells has been named as the New Zealand team's flag bearer for the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics which begin tonight.