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Gold and silver at mountainbiking

Anton Cooper wins 2014 Commonwealth Games mountain bike gold.

A day to remember for New Zealand at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games mountain bike park with Anton Cooper winning gold and Sam Gaze silver in the men's competition.

Boyle, Pascoe earn swimming golds

Lauren Boyle after being presented with her Commonwealth Games gold medal in the 400m freestyle.

The New Zealand swimmer Lauren Boyle set a new Commonwealth Games record as she swam to the gold medal in the 400m freestyle, her second medal in Glasgow.

Black Sticks men remain unbeaten

Simon Child in action for New Zealand.

A late winner from Simon Child against England has put the New Zealand men's hockey team in control of their group at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Leota stars for Silver Ferns

Liana Leota filled in at goal attack in the win over St Lucia.

Liana Leota proved her versatility as she starred in the shooters' circle for the understrength Silver Ferns in their crushing win over the netball minnows St Lucia.

Johnson and Mateo return for Warriors

Shaun Johnson

The league halfback Shaun Johnson and back rower Feleti Mateo return from injury for the New Zealand Warriors' NRL trip to face the Canberra Raiders on Sunday.

Erakovic advances in Washington

The New Zealand tennis player Marina Erakovic has won her first round singles match at the Washington Open in the United States. In her first tournament since Wimbledon, Erakovic has...

Rudisha eases into 800m semis

World 800 metres record holder David Rudisha began his Commonwealth Games campaign with a comfortable first round victory at Hampden Park.

Nigerian teen fails drugs test

Nigeria teenager Chika Amalaha, at 16 the youngest female weightlifter to win a Commonwealth Games gold medal, has failed a doping test.

Tall Blacks beaten by South Korea

Nenad Vucinic

The New Zealand men's basketball team struggled to score in their first overseas World Cup warm-up game, falling to South Korea in Seoul.

Sale of NBA's Clippers can proceed

Los Angles Clippers' owners Donald Sterling and Wife Shelly during the Western Conference game 2 between Los Angeles Clippers and Memphis Grizzlies at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California on Monday 22 April 2013.

An American judge has ruled that the record $NZ 2.3 billion sale of the NBA basketball's Los Angeles Clippers can proceed over the objections of co-owner Donald Sterling.

Weightlifting gold for NZ

Richie Patterson.

New Zealand weightlifter Richie Patterson has won gold at the Commonwealth Games in dramatic fashion, with all hope of a medal coming down to his final lift. (AUDIO)

Boyle swims to silver

Lauren Boyle of New Zealand prepares in the Womens 800m Freestyle Heats on Day 4. Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Auckland swimmer Lauren Boyle has snared New Zealand's second medal in the Glasgow pool after snatching silver in the 800 metres freestyle final at the Commonwealth Games.

King claims Glasgow bronze

Joelle King of New Zealand celebrates after winning the Womens Singles bronze medal match. Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

The New Zealand number one squash player Joelle King has won a bronze medal at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, adding a singles medal to her coffers.

Johnston on target for Glasgow gold

2014 Commonwealth Games gold medal.

The Lower Hutt shooter Sally Johnston has set a new Commonwealth Games record to win the women's 50-metre prone event and claim New Zealand's first shooting gold medal in Glasgow.

Black Sticks claim third win

Anita Punt celebrates her goal during a Black Sticks Women v South Africa preliminary pool match at the Glasgow National Hockey Stadium. Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014.

The New Zealand women's hockey team remains unbeaten at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow after edging past South Africa 2-1 in pool play.

Waratahs unchanged for final

Waratahs first five-eighth Bernard Foley

The NSW Waratahs coach, Michael Cheika, has named an unchanged starting side for the Super Rugby final against the Crusaders at Allianz Stadium on Saturday.

Hansen chasing Wayne Smith

Wayne Smith and Steve Hansen as All Black assistant coaches, 2008.

The All Blacks coach Steve Hansen says he has tried to lure the Chiefs assistant coach Wayne Smith back to Test rugby and take up a position as one of his assistants.

England remain on top

Ian Bell returned to form in spectacular fashion with a superb 167 and debutant Jos Buttler also shone to help England strengthen their dominant position over India on the second day of the third cricket Test.

Carter, Piutau, Cane return to ABs

Dan Carter

The return of Daniel Carter from a sabbatical and Charles Piutau and Sam Cane from injury are the highlights of the All Blacks squad named to contest the Rugby Championship.

Cameron Skelton comes home

Will Skelton on the charge for the Wallabies against France, 2014.

The younger brother of the Wallaby Will Skelton has joined the Chiefs' development programme in a move aimed at bringing New Zealand born talent back home.

New Zealand fall in sevens final

The New Zealand sevens team after their final loss to South Africa.

New Zealand's 16-year unbeaten run in Commonwealth Games sevens has ended after they were beaten in the gold medal match by South Africa.

NZ gold rush in Glasgow

New Zealand's Sophie Pascoe kisses her gold medal.

New Zealand's added three gold, a silver and two bronze medals to its tally and set a new Games record in the men's shot put qualifying at the Commonwealth Games on Monday.

Archbold secures more cycling gold

The New Zealand cyclist Shane Archbold after winning the gold medal in the 20km scratch race.

It continues to rain gold for the New Zealand track cyclists at the Commonwealth Games with Shane Archbold winning the men's 20-kilometre scratch race.

Zane Robertson runs to bronze

The New Zealand runner Zane Robertson celebrates his bronze medal in the 5000m.

The runner Zane Robertson's claimed New Zealand's first track and field medal at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, winning bronze in the 5000 metres.

Edwards wins bowls gold medal

Jo Edwards

The Nelson bowler Jo Edwards has won her second Commonwealth Games gold medal, taking out the women's singles at the Kelvingrove lawn bowls centre in Glasgow.

Wins for Clark and Langers

The South African golfer Tim Clark stormed home with five late birdies to pip the American veteran Jim Furyk by one stroke at the PGA Tour's Canadian Open in Montreal.

Warriors fall to Manly at Mt Smart

Simon Mannering scores a try against the Sea Eagles.

The under-strength Warriors have suffered their first loss of the season at Mt Smart Stadium, with Daly Cherry-Evans leading the NRL table-topping Sea Eagles to victory.

Nibali wins Tour de France

The Italian cyclist Vincenzo Nibali has won the Tour de France, safely crossing the finish line at the end of the final stage into Paris just over half an hour ago to claim the title for the first time.

Sri Lanka maintain pressure

South Africa lost the wicket of opener Alviro Petersen for a duck as they chased 369 runs for victory in the second Test against Sri Lanka.

More Glasgow gold for cyclists

Thomas Scully of New Zealand wins gold in the Mens 40km Points Race. Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, cycling track.

New Zealand's track cyclists have claimed another gold medal of the Commonwealth Games with Tom Scully storming to victory in the men's 40-kilometre points race in Glasgow.

SBW fractures thumb

Sonny Bill Williams at the rugby league World Cup, 2013.

The Sydney Roosters' NRL title defence received a hammer blow with confirmation Sonny Bill Williams will miss up to a month of action with a fractured thumb.

NZ judokas pick up two more bronze

Men's 100kg Judo Bronze medallist Jason Koster. Commonwealth Games.

New Zealand has picked up two more bronze medals in Judo at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow to take the judoka team's medal tally to five.

Crusaders drown Sharks

Willi Heinz celebrates after scoring a try in the Crusaders 38-6 semi-final win over the Sharks

The Crusaders are one win away from claiming their eighth Super Rugby title after outclassing South African side the Sharks 38-6 in Saturday's first semi-final at Christchurch.

Silver and bronze for NZ on track

Simon van Velthooven of New Zealand wins silver in the Mens 1000m Time Trial.  Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

The New Zealand track cyclists Simon van Velthooven and Matthew Archibald have won silver and bronze medals respectively in the 1,000-metre time trial in Glasgow.

GP3 win for Stanaway

Richie Stanaway after winning the Dan Higgins Trophy at the New Zealand Grand Prix, 2010.

The New Zealand driver Richie Stanaway has climbed to second in the GP3 standings after winning the feature race at the Hungarian Grand Prix.

Waratahs reach final

First-five Bernard Foley scored a brilliant late try and kicked 11 points to fire the Waratahs to a 26-8 victory over the Brumbies in Sydney and into their third Super Rugby final.

Hamblin, Pascoe headline day six medal chances

Sophie Pascoe

The pool and the athletics track are expected to offer New Zealand's best medal chances on day six of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Black Sticks women win again

The New Zealand women's hockey team have claimed their second win at the Commonwealth Games, beating India 3-0 in Glasgow.

Tom Walsh sets new record

Tom Walsh who produced a Commonwealth Games record throw during qualifying.

The Timaru shot putter, Tom Walsh, has made an emphatic statement, setting a new record with his first throw in the qualifying round of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.