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Knights win again

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The winning streak continues for the national Twenty20 cricket champions Northern Districts at the Champions League in India.

Roosters edge Cowboys in thriller

North Queensland's Jonathon Thurston

North Queensland's National Rugby League season has once again been ended on a sour note after a refereeing call went against them.

Canterbury pushed by Counties

Counties' Frank Halai is tackled by Canterbury's Matt Todd

The provincial rugby champions Canterbury made it six victories from six games on Friday night in Pukekohe, but Counties Manukau gave their visitors a real battle before losing 28-20.

Tuke and Burling on top

New Zealand sailors Blair Tuke and Peter Burling on the 2012 Olympic medal podium.

World champions Peter Burling and Blair Tuke remain top of the 49er standings after the latest day of sailing in their class at the World Championships in Spain.

Two new Silver Ferns

Magic and Silver Fern shooter Ellen Halpenny.

Two new caps have been named in the Silver Ferns squad to play Australia in the four-Test Constellation Cup series which starts in two weeks time, while there is one surprise omission.

Li Na retires

Li Na

Two-time major winner and Chinese tennis pioneer Li Na has announced her retirement because of worsening knee injuries that have plagued her throughout her career.

Jockey banned for 7 years

David Walker giving evidence

Disgraced jockey David Walker's been handed a seven-year ban after being found guilty of cheating for restraining his own horse after betting money on a rival horse.

NZ lifesavers lead in France

Steve Kent & Andy McMillan on the podium in France.

The New Zealand surf lifesaving team have taken the lead at the World Championships in France, the Black Fins winning four more medals to top the leaderboard after day two.

FIFA members told to return watches

Fifa president Sepp Blatter

FIFA executive committee members are among more than 50 football officials who have been told to return watches which were handed out by the Brazilian Football Confederation.

Australia wants a Lions game in 2017

Wallabies supporters 2014

The Australian Rugby Union chief executive Bill Pulver says he wants the British and Irish Lions to start their 2017 tour of New Zealand in Australia and they're in talks.

Webster sprints to glory

New Zealand sprint cyclist Sam Webster.

Commonwealth Games champion Sam Webster had to dig deep to fend off an Australian and claim victory in the sprint final on the first day of the BikeNZ Classic in Cambridge.

Another NFL player arrested

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson.

Another NFL American football player Jonathan Dwyer of the Arizona Cardinals has been arrested on suspicion of domestic violence drawing the League further into the mire.

IRB clarifies eligibility for Rio

The Prime Minister of Samoa and Chairman of the Samoa Rugby Union, the Honourable Tuilaepa Fatialofa Aiono Neioti Lupesoliai Sailele Malielegaoi.

The International Rugby Board has clarified the rules around players wishing to switch nationalities for the Rio Olympics with a player needing to take part in four IRB sevens tournaments.

R&A allows women

R&A

The Royal and Ancient golf club has voted in favour of allowing women members for the first time in its 260 year history with 85 percent of the members voting in favour.

Erakovic beaten in Tokyo

Marina Erakovic

New Zealand tennis number one Marina Erakovic has missed out on a place in the quarter-finals of the Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo after losing to Australian Casey Dellacqua.

Taranaki win again

Taranaki lock James Broadhurst

Another impressive outing for the Taranaki rugby side, they've gone top of the ITM Cup rugby Premiership, for now, following a bonus point 31-20 win over Northland in Whangarei.

Test loss wouldn't hurt All Blacks says former coach

Graham Henry and Richie McCaw after the 2011 Rugby World Cup final.

The World Cup-winning coach Graham Henry has suggested it wouldn't hurt the All Blacks if they lose a game before they defend the Webb Ellis trophy next year in England.

Super Rugby draw unveiled

Super Rugby Logo

The seven time champions the Crusaders will kick off a condensed 2015 Super Rugby season when they host the Melbourne Rebels in Christchurch on February 13th.

Breakers suffer injuries before Blitz

Mika Vukona

The basketball World Cup has taken its toll on the Breakers' international representatives, with a number of players coming into camp with injuries.

Chelsea and Man City fail to win

Thomas Mueller of Bayer n Munich and Vincent Kompany of Manchester City.

Five-time European football champions Bayern Munich beat Manchester City 1-0 while Chelsea and Schalke drew 1-1 in another Anglo-German clash in the Champions League.

Scott and Williams part ways

New Zealand golf caddy Steve Williams.

After three years together, Australian golfer Adam Scott and his Kiwi caddie Steve Williams have announced the end of their partnership, which included winning the US Masters.

Burger back for Boks

Springbok loose forward Schalk Burger

The injury-hit Springboks have recalled their Japan-based flanker Schalk Burger as the replacement for the injured Francois Louw for their final two Rugby Championship Tests.

England rugby apologises over VC use

England rugby jersery with the Victoria Cross

England's Rugby Football Union has apologised for any offence caused by the new England playing kit, which incorporates the design of the Victoria Cross.

Tuipulotu back for Auckland

Patrick Tuipulotu

All Blacks lock Patrick Tuipulotu returns to the Auckland starting line-up to face North Harbour in their ITM Cup clash at Eden Park on Saturday.

White Ferns thrashed

White Ferns batter Rachel Priest

The New Zealand women's cricketers have suffered a hiding at the hands of the West Indies, scoring just 69 and then losing by eight wickets in the third one day international in St Kitts.

DC back on deck for Canterbury

Daniel Carter

All Blacks first five Daniel Carter is back training with Canterbury, six weeks after suffering a broken bone in his leg in the Super Rugby final loss to the New South Wales Waratahs.

Sneddon joins Duco

Martin Snedden. Corwall Park, Auckland, New Zealand. 2013.

The former Rugby World Cup boss Martin Snedden has taken over as group chief executive of New Zealand event development and promotion company Duco Events.

Crotty to miss Argentina Test

Crusaders and All Blacks back Ryan Crotty.

The Crusaders midfield back Ryan Crotty won't be available for the All Blacks next match in the Rugby Championship against Argentina in La Plata as he recovers from a cheek injury.

Six players added to Kiwis squad

Kiwi rugby league player Jesse Bromwich

Six players have been added to the extended New Zealand Kiwis training squad to prepare for the Four Nations tournament, following the latest round of NRL playoff matches.

Success for NZ surf lifesavers

Steve Kent & Andy McMillan on the podium in France.

The New Zealand lifesaving team has won four gold medals and broken two world records at the World Championships in France.