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Black Caps beat Pakistan by 7 wickets

New Zealand have beaten Pakistan by seven wickets in the first one-day cricket match in Wellington, after being set 211 for victory.

Warriors lose to Raiders in NRL Nines

The Warriors have suffered a shock loss 23-19 loss to the Canberra Raiders in their second game of the National Rugby League Nines event in Auckland.

Lydia Ko on top in Florida

New Zealand golfer Lydia Ko has taken the lead at the season-opening LPGA Tour event in Florida with a sizzling seven under par 65 third round.

Black Caps want fast bowlers firing

Black Caps coach Mike Hesson says he wants all five of his fast bowlers firing heading into the World Cup in New Zealand and Australia, which starts in a fortnight.

Woods slumps to worst round as a professional

The former golf world number one Tiger Woods has slumped to his worst round as a professional, carding an 11 over par 82 in the second round of the Phoenix Open in the United States.

Djokovic into fifth Australian Open final

The tennis world number one Novak Djokovic advanced to his fifth Australian Open final with another five-set victory over Stanislas Wawrinka, the man who dumped him out of last year's tournament.

Battle for Warriors ownership over?

A bitter ownership battle over the Warriors National Rugby League club appears to be coming to an end, with Sir Owen Glenn announcing he intends transferring his half share to a charitable trust.

Webster wins national sprint title

The Commonwealth Games gold medallist Sam Webster has won the men's sprint title at the Track Cycling Nationals in Cambridge.

Ginola withdraws FIFA presidency bid

The former France footballer David Ginola has abandoned his bid to stand in the FIFA presidential elections after failing to secure the five FA nominations needed.

England reach Tri-Series final

England will take on Australia in Sunday's one-day Tri-Series cricket final after overcoming a case of the wobbles to beat India by three wickets in last night's clash in Perth.

Nines tipped to exceed 2014 figures

Organisers of the NRL Auckland Nines rugby league tournament are expecting it to generate more money than last year, the first time it was held.

Toyota to return to WRC in 2017

The Japanese car manufacturer Toyota has confirmed the former champions will return to the World Rally Championship in 2017 with a Yaris car prepared in Germany.

Murray fires up and into final

After three unsuccessful trips to the final, Andy Murray secured another shot at Australian Open glory by overhauling Tomas Berdych on Thursday.

Williamson backs Black Caps despite loss

The Black Caps stand-in captain Kane Williamson says Sri Lanka don't have a psychological advantage going into their cricket World Cup opener in Christchurch.

Breakers seal series over Wildcats, and top two spot

The Breakers are on track to claim their fourth minor premiership and have already secured their place in the NBL playoffs with four regular season games remaining.

McLaren unveils new Formula One car

McLaren unveiled their new Formula One car on the internet on Thursday, with Honda back in the sport as engine partners amid hopes for a return to the glory of the past.

Burgess picked for England's reserves

Barely two months into his rugby union career, former rugby league star Sam Burgess will play his first match at international level on Friday.

Olympic torch route mapped out

The 2016 Olympic torch relay will pass through nearly 250 cities in Brazil, giving 90 per cent of the population the chance to see it, before finishing in Rio.

Hewitt lays out retirement plans

Two-time grand slam champion Lleyton Hewitt says he'll retire after his 20th Australian Open next year.

Former England flanker questioned over attack

Former England flanker Steffon Armitage was freed from custody on Thursday after being questioned over an alleged attack.