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Naholo sticking with Highlanders

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 16:00:59 +1200

The Highlanders have received a boost for next season, with All Blacks winger Waisake Naholo confirming he's re-signed with the franchise.



New Zealand cyclist hoping for world record

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 13:01:09 +1200

Double Olympic cyclist Jamie Nielsen is amping up to smash the one hour cycling record in Cambridge tonight.



Spieth, Koepka set the pace at windy Birkdale

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 06:17:44 +1200

Americans Jordan Spieth and Brooks Koepka tamed an unpleasant course to fire impressive 65s and lead the field by two shots, midway through the British Open first round.



Froome relieved to pass final Alpine test as victory looms

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 06:40:43 +1200

Chris Froome said he was relieved the Alps are out of the way after keeping what should be a Tour de France-winning lead intact on the mighty Col d'Izoard climb on Thursday.



India to take on England in Cricket World Cup final

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 11:17:13 +1200

India batting hero Harmanpreet Kaur has credited the experience of playing for The Sydney Thunder for her match-winning innings against Australia at the Women's Cricket World Cup.



World Rugby to trial more new laws around ruck and scrum

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 07:49:21 +1200

World Rugby has announced six new law amendments focusing on the scrum and ruck and will have a global trial in a bid to make the game easier to play and referee.



All Blacks return for Southern derby

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 18:27:56 +1200

The All Black front row return to the Crusaders' starting line-up for their Super Rugby quarter-final clash against the Highlanders in Christchurch on Saturday.



Brilliant Broncos end Dogs' finals hopes

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 07:22:50 +1200

Brisbane delivered a seemingly fatal blow to Canterbury's NRL finals hopes with a slick 42-12 victory at Suncorp Stadium on Thursday night.



At the business end of Super Rugby

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 11:44:10 +1200

Opinion: You could've picked the eight teams that would make up the finalists before the season even started, writes Jamie Wall.



Eight Russian athletes cleared as neutrals

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 07:29:59 +1200

The world athletics body the IAAF has approved eight Russians to compete as neutrals but has declined a further 53 competitors hoping to be awarded a similar status.



Toulon announce Fekitoa signing

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 07:56:58 +1200

French rugby club Toulon have announced the signing of All Black centre Malakai Fekitoa.



Phoenix sign Croatian midfielder

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 12:54:56 +1200

The Wellington Phoenix have signed a 30 year old Croatian to boost their experience in the midfield.



Fox and Hendry tee off in Open

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 19:03:24 +1200

There'll be twice as much reason to keep track of the British Open this week with two New Zealanders qualifying for golf's third major of the year.



Black Sticks fail to make semis at Hockey World League

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 06:51:33 +1200

The New Zealand mens hockey team have been beaten 2-0 by Belgium, ending their hopes of making the semi-finals at the Hockey World League in Johannesburg.



Froome in control as Aru slips down rankings

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 06:12:50 +1200

Chris Froome kept control of his rivals in a gruelling Alpine ride to move a step closer to a fourth Tour de France title, retaining the leader's yellow jersey after the 17th stage.



Usain Bolt ready to peak for London

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 06:30:36 +1200

Usain Bolt says he is over his early season setbacks and running into form at the right time to sign off his career with two more gold medals at next month's world athletics championships.



Barrett and Coles return for Canes

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 16:02:47 +1200

All Blacks Beauden Barrett and Dane Coles return to boost the Hurricanes for their Super Rugby quarter-final clash against the Brumbies in Canberra on Friday.



Team NZ gives first hints on America's Cup defence in Auckland

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 18:13:31 +1200

Team New Zealand says it's looking at early 2021 to stage the next regatta in Auckland, and that crews and boats will need to come from each team's home country.



Bennett devastated Tour is over

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 09:23:40 +1200

New Zealand cyclist George Bennett says he is devastated that illness has forced him out of the Tour de France.



Cooper dropped from Wallabies

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 14:54:36 +1200

Quade Cooper is a shock omission from the Wallabies' extended train-on squad ahead of the Rugby Championship, with coach Michael Cheika not satisfied with his form.



Federer bags another record

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 07:18:41 +1200

Roger Federer has secured his place in the ATP tennis Finals for a record 15th time after the Swiss world number three won a record eighth Wimbledon title.



Smith making smart decision

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 09:46:51 +1200

Highlanders assistant coach Scott McLeod says All Blacks fullback Ben Smith is making a smart decision by taking time away from the game.



Antonio Conte signs new Chelsea contract

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 09:46:51 +1200

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has signed a new two-year contract with the Premier League football champions after the Italian guided them to a title in his first season at Stamford Bridge.



Shark forces surfers out again at J-Bay

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 09:35:45 +1200

Two years after Mick Fanning was attacked by a Great White Shark, surfing at South Africa's Jeffreys Bay has been called off again with a Mako Shark spotted in the lineup.



England into World Cup final

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 07:43:01 +1200

England have reached the Women's World Cup cricket final by winning a nerve-wracking contest against South Africa with only two balls to spare.



Illness forces Bennett out of Tour

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 07:10:24 +1200

New Zealand cyclist George Bennett has been forced to pull out of the Tour de France after getting into difficulty early on during the 16th stage.



Sri Lanka deny Zimbabwe series win

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 07:01:06 +1200

Sri Lanka have denied Zimbabwe their first series away win in 16 years by chasing down a record 388 to win the one-off cricket Test by four wickets in Colombo.



Cheetahs and Kings head north

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 08:04:37 +1200

The addition of South African ex Super Rugby sides the Cheetahs and Southern Kings to the European Pro 12 competition is expected to be rubber-stamped in the next week.



Coles contemplated retiring from rugby

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 16:36:13 +1200

The Hurricanes and All Black hooker Dane Coles admits he contemplated retiring from rugby during his recovery from concussion.



Parker missed drug test because of holiday

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 15:56:56 +1200

New Zealand heavyweight boxing champion Joseph Parker missed a World Boxing Council imposed drug test because of a holiday.



Lealiifano set for return

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 17:21:55 +1200

Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham will use Christian Lealiifano as a weapon from the bench when he makes an emotional comeback in Friday's Super Rugby quarter- final against the Hurricanes.



Waldrom cut from sevens coaching staff

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 15:56:57 +1200

Interim New Zealand men's sevens coach, Scott Waldrom, has been shown the door by new boss Clark Laidlaw following a lackluster season on the sevens circuit.



LPGA under fire for tightening dress code for female players

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 10:07:40 +1200

A leading golf association triggered criticism after tightening rules over what female golf players are allowed to wear on the fairway.



Fox cracks top 100

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 15:56:58 +1200

New Zealand golfer Ryan Fox has broken into the top 100 players in the world for the first time following his fourth placed finish at the Scottish Open on the weekend.



Houston Rockets up for sale

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 11:44:13 +1200

The Houston Rockets valued at $2.25 billion are for sale, the NBA franchise's owner has confirmed.



Federer partied 'like a rock star' after win

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 08:07:21 +1200

Croaky and hung over, Roger Federer could barely recall where he had been as he celebrated until dawn, after winning his eighth Wimbledon crown.



Black Sticks suffer loss to Spain

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 08:30:59 +1200

The New Zealand men's hockey team have been beaten 4-3 by Spain in their final pool match at the Hockey World League semi final in Johannesburg.



South Africa beat England by 340 runs

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 06:35:19 +1200

South Africa took full advantage of an abject England batting display on Monday to complete a crushing 340-run win in the second Test at Trent Bridge, levelling the series 1-1.



Black Sox win world title

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 16:58:22 +1200

The New Zealand men's softball team have claimed gold at the world championships in Canada after beating Australia 6-4 in the final.



Johnson out for up to 8 weeks

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 17:01:15 +1200

The Warriors will be without injured playmaker Shaun Johnson for up to eight weeks after he pulled a ligament in Friday night's loss against Penrith.



Fox finishes fourth on way to Open

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 12:20:32 +1200

The New Zealand golfer Ryan Fox has finished in a tie for fourth at the Scottish Open as he eyes up his second British Open championship later this week.



Crotty sticking around for another year

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 12:32:09 +1200

All Blacks midfielder Ryan Crotty has re-signed with New Zealand Rugby and the Crusaders on a one year deal through to the end of 2018.



Federer wins record eighth Wimbledon crown

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 09:38:40 +1200

Roger Federer has romped to a record eighth Wimbledon title with a straight sets win over the Croatian Marian Cilic, who was reduced to tears in the one-sided contest.



NZ drivers take 6-hour race

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 11:04:07 +1200

New Zealand drivers Brendon Hartley and Earl Bamber alongside team mate Timo Bernhard have won the Nurburgring six hour race in Germany overnight.



Under 21 Netball team win World Youth Cup

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 08:20:17 +1200

The under 21 Netball team has secured a fourth Netball World Youth Cup title after a 60-57 win over Australia in Botswana.



Ben Smith tipped to take break

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 11:04:09 +1200

All Blacks vice-captain Ben Smith is reportedly exercising a sabbatical clause to take a break from All Blacks duty.



Froome survives bike trouble, keeps yellow

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 06:32:34 +1200

British cyclist Chris Froome survived an attempted coup by Romain Bardet's AG2R-La Mondiale team on the 15th stage to retain the Tour de France overall leader's yellow jersey.



Hamilton wins British GP

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 06:31:20 +1200

Mercedes Lewis Hamilton won the Formula One British Grand Prix for a record- equalling fifth time and closed to within one point of Ferrari's championship leader Sebastian Vettel.



Black Sox power into finals

Sun, 16 Jul 2017 19:35:35 +1200

The New Zealand Mens Softball team have charged through to their 10th consecutive World Championship final.



Muguruza stuns Williams to claim Wimbledon crown

Sun, 16 Jul 2017 06:50:23 +1200

Spain's Garbine Muguruza wins the tournament for the first time, thwarting American star Venus Williams.



Fox on the hunt while Ko fades

Sun, 16 Jul 2017 13:14:13 +1200

New Zealand golfer Ryan Fox has produced another stellar round at the Scottish Open to get within striking distance of the leaders on moving day.



Boycott nations demand FIFA strips Qatar of 2022 World Cup

Sun, 16 Jul 2017 09:45:45 +1200

The six Arab countries who last month cut ties with Qatar are reported to have written to world soccer's governing body FIFA to demand it be stripped of hosting the 2022 World Cup because they consider the Gulf state to be a "base of terrorism".



White Ferns world cup over

Sun, 16 Jul 2017 09:45:46 +1200

The New Zealand women's cricketers have crashed out of the world cup in England following their 186-run loss to India in their final pool match.



Lions claim top spot

Sun, 16 Jul 2017 06:22:11 +1200

The Johannesburg Lions have finished top of the Super Rugby competition in the regular season without facing a New Zealand side.



Froome reclaims the yellow jersey

Sun, 16 Jul 2017 06:28:18 +1200

Englishman Chris Froome reclaimed the overall lead on the Tour de France after he left Italian Fabio Aru trailing in a punchy finish of the 14th stage, a 181.5-km ride from Blagnac.



Hurricanes end Crusaders unbeaten run

Sat, 15 Jul 2017 22:27:53 +1200

The Hurricanes have ended the Crusaders unbeaten regular season Super Rugby run, winning 31-22 at Westpac Stadium in Wellington tonight.



Blues go down to Sunwolves

Sat, 15 Jul 2017 18:12:54 +1200

The Blues have become the first New Zealand Super franchise to fall to Japan's Sunwolves with the Auckland team comprehensively beaten 48 - 21 in Tokyo.



KO drops back in US Open

Sat, 15 Jul 2017 20:41:20 +1200

New Zealand golfer Lydia Ko has slipped back to 10th place after the second round of the US Open at Trump National in New Jersey.



As it happened: Hurricanes beat Crusaders 31-22

Sat, 15 Jul 2017 21:26:05 +1200

Live Rugby: The Hurricanes have won a crucial clash against the Crusaders 31-22 in Wellington. Follow all the action with a live blog from Jamie Wall:



Injured Johnson's NRL season in big doubt

Sat, 15 Jul 2017 08:36:13 +1200

Shaun Johnson's NRL season could be over after the halfback suffered a serious knee injury in the Warriors 34-22 loss to Penrith.



Ageless Federer storms into Wimbledon final

Sat, 15 Jul 2017 06:06:06 +1200

Roger Federer has outclassed Tomas Berdych in straight sets to surge into his 11th Wimbledon final, the 29th grand slam decider of his incomparable career.



Highlanders dispatch Reds to seal seventh seed

Sat, 15 Jul 2017 06:01:15 +1200

The Highlanders showed a few signs of rust but were far too strong for the Queensland Reds as they warmed up for next week's Super Rugby quarter-finals with a 40-17 victory in Dunedin.



Tuke to sail in Volvo Ocean Race

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 11:07:41 +1200

America's Cup winner and Olympic champion sailor Blair Tuke has confirmed he will take place in the Volvo Ocean Race later this year.



Ko has strong start at US Open

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 10:32:05 +1200

New Zealand golfer Lydia Ko has made a strong start to sit just off the lead at the US Open, the year's third major.



Disappointment as Nines exits Auckland

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 09:23:42 +1200

Auckland's rugby league community is disappointed the NRL Nines is likely to head across the ditch.



Williams earns spot in Wimbledon final

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 08:07:47 +1200

Five-times champion Venus Williams has rolled back the years to reach her first Wimbledon final since 2009, with a 6-4 6-2 win over Johanna Konta.



Crusaders rotate front row for Hurricanes clash

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 07:02:09 +1200

The Crusaders will rest there All Blacks front rowers, Joe Moody, Codie Taylor and Owen Franks for their clash against the Hurricanes this weekend.



Fabio Aru claims yellow jersey, Bardet nabs win

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 06:29:58 +1200

Frenchman Romain Bardet won the 12th stage of the Tour de France finishing over the top of Fabio Aru on the final climb to the finish line.



Canes call in the cavalry

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 12:57:08 +1200

The Hurricanes have named their strongest possible line-up to play the Super Rugby competition leaders Crusaders in Wellington on Saturday.



Auckland loses NRL Nines

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 15:05:37 +1200

Auckland has lost the hosting rights for rugby league's annual nine-a-side tournament.



Faumuina gets the 99 call

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 13:01:58 +1200

The All Blacks prop Charlie Faumuina will be left stranded on 99 Super rugby matches, after being named in the starting line-up for his last game for the Blues in Tokyo on Saturday night.



Disgraced FIFA whistleblower dies

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 15:46:27 +1200

Chuck Blazer, the former US football official turned FIFA whistleblower, has died, according to the New York Times.



Fed firms as favourite

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 09:44:16 +1200

Roger Federer turned his 100th Wimbledon match into an exhibition as he outclassed Milos Raonic 6-4 6-2 7-6(4) to reach the semi-finals for a record 12th time.



London calling F1

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 11:12:24 +1200

Organisers are looking at the possibility of hosting Formula One's British Grand Prix on the streets of London.



Murray and Djokovic out

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 08:21:57 +1200

The top two men's seeds Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic, have both crashed out of Wimbledon following quarter final defeats this morning.



Kittel keeps winning, Bennett holds strong

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 07:22:10 +1200

German Marcel Kittel was once again a cut above as he claimed his fifth victory in this year's Tour de France, winning the 11th stage in emphatic style.



White Ferns thumped by England

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 06:35:53 +1200

The New Zealand women's cricket team must win their final pool game to reach the semi-finals at the World Cup in England following a 75 run loss to the hosts in Derby.



Queensland make it 11 from 12

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 07:15:33 +1200

It was supposed to be the end of an era but Queensland's dominance does not look like ending anytime soon after their 22-6 win over NSW in Brisbane clinched their 11th series triumph in 12 years.



New All Blacks re-sign with Hurricanes

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 17:50:24 +1200

A quartet of key Hurricanes including new All Blacks Ngani Laumape and Vaea Fifita have re-signed with the Hurricanes for 2018 and beyond.



Youth Commonwealth Games athletes learning from the best

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 16:54:20 +1200

World heavyweight boxing champ Joseph Parker and champion shot putter Dame Valerie Adams have both played key roles in preparing New Zealand athletes for the Youth Commonwealth Games.



Smiths rested for Highlanders

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 13:35:24 +1200

All Blacks' stars Aaron Smith and Ben Smith will not play in the Highlanders' final regular season game against the Reds.



Ko not getting political ahead of US Open

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 12:10:31 +1200

Golfers have refused to make any political statements ahead of the U.S. Women's Open which tees off at the Trump National course in New Jersey tomorrow night.



Tuivaiti heading to Australia

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 13:21:39 +1200

Former Silver Fern shooter Cathrine Tuivaiti is joining the growing number of New Zealand players choosing to play their netball in Australia.



Black Sox suffer first loss at world champs

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 14:34:28 +1200

New Zealand have suffered their first loss at the softball world champs in Canada.



Novak not happy

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 09:20:51 +1200

Novak Djokovic criticised Wimbledon officials for making the "wrong decision" in postponing his fourth round match after he eased into the quarter-finals a day later than expected with a 6-2 7-6(5) 6-4 win over France's Adrian Mannarino.



Kettel wins stage 10, NZ rider involved in scuffle

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 09:46:54 +1200

Marcel Kittel claimed his fourth Tour de France stage win when he powered to an impressive Stage 10 success in a bunch sprint as Britain's Chris Froome retained the overall lead.



IOC approves awarding 2024 and 2028 Games

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 08:24:03 +1200

The International Olympic Committee moved close to an agreement that will allow Paris and Los Angeles to each host the Summer Games between now and 2028 and rule out any other cities from bidding.



Black Sticks beat Japan in Joburg

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 06:44:01 +1200

The New Zealand men's hockey team have beaten Japan 3-1 at the Hockey World League Semi Final in Johannesburg.



Shastri named India coach till 2019 World Cup

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 07:17:04 +1200

Former international all-rounder Ravi Shastri has been appointed India cricket coach till the 2019 World Cup.



Williams through to semis

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 06:44:00 +1200

Venus Williams handed out another lesson to one of Wimbledon's young upstarts when she beat Jelena Ostapenko 6-3 7-5 to become the oldest women's semi-finalist for 23 years.



Slater cleared to play Origin III

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 06:44:00 +1200

Queensland have received a shot in the arm with veteran fullback Billy Slater cleared to play what might be his final State of Origin game in tonight's decider in Brisbane.



Breakers add size with new signing

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 07:17:07 +1200

The Breakers have bolstered their big man stocks, adding Southland Sharks' forward James Hunter.



Vatuvei - 'I'm no legend'

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 18:11:30 +1200

The departing Warriors' winger Manu Vatuvei isn't comfortable with the label club legend, despite fellow players and management giving him the title.



WBO confirm Horn win in re-count

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 11:33:12 +1200

The World Boxing Organisation have confirmed Australian Jeff Horn's controversial win over Manny Pacquiao in Brisbane following a re-scoring of the fight.



Lions prop apologises after arrest

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 12:21:19 +1200

Kyle Sinckler was arrested in Auckland's CBD just hours after playing in the third test match, but was not charged.



Muller ends Nadal's Wimbledon run

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 11:01:11 +1200

French Open champion Rafael Nadal's challenge for a third Wimbledon title was ended by Luxembourg's Gilles Muller as the Spaniard succumbed 6-3 6-4 3-6 4-6 15-13 in a heart-pounding fourth-round classic.



Williamson slips slightly

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 06:46:55 +1200

New Zealand cricket captain Kane Williamson has slipped from second to third on the ICC test cricket batsmen's rankings.



Kerber dethroned as number one

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 06:46:55 +1200

Germany's Angelique Kerber surrendered her world number one ranking after being beaten by Spain's Garbine Muguruza in the Wimbledon fourth round but left the All England Club feeling that she may have turned a corner.



Fowler-Reid leaving Steel

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 07:03:08 +1200

After dominating the domestic netball competition in New Zealand, Jamaican shooter Jhaniele Fowler-Reid has decided to take her talents to Australia.



Federer sets more records at Wimbledon

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 07:07:50 +1200

Roger Federer has become the most prolific men's quarter-finalist in Wimbledon history with a brutal straight-sets dispatch of Grigor Dimitrov.