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Black Caps outclassed by Australia in CWC final

Australia outclassed New Zealand in the Cricket World Cup final in Melbourne - easing to a 7 wicket win. (VIDEO)

Black Caps' fighting spirit just wasn't enough

The New Zealand cricket side was the leading protagonist in a tournament packed with drama. Unfortunately, the protagonist was knocked off by the antagonist.

Fiji beat NZ to win Hong Kong Sevens

Fiji produced a trademark flair-filled display to beat defending champions New Zealand 33-19 and win the 40th edition of the Hong Kong Sevens in front of a packed celebratory crowd.

Phoenix given wake up call

The Sydney football club did themselves and the A-League title chasing pack a huge favour by stunning leaders Wellington Phoenix 3-0 away to leave the top four sides separated by just one point.

Ferrari end drought with victory in Malaysia

Ferrari put a dismal 2014 Formula One season behind them yesterday when Sebastian Vettel upset the odds and swept to victory at the Malaysian Grand Prix.

Mystics beat Steel in Auckland

The Northern Mystics stormed home in the final quarter to beat the Southern Steel 57-52 in Auckland to cement top spot in the New Zealand conference of the ANZ netball championship.

Australia beat Black Caps to claim CWC

Australia have won the Cricket World Cup in front of a home crowd at the Melbourne Cricket Ground tonight. (VIDEO)

Hewitt 3rd in Auckland triathlon

Canterbury's Andrea Hewitt has finished third in the Auckland triathlon behind the winner and world number one Gwen Jorgensen of the United States.

Phoenix rolled by Sydney

The Phoenix have been comprehensively beaten 3-nil by Sydney at Wellington Stadium.

Warriors go down to the Broncos

The Warriors have been beaten 24-16 by the Brisbane Broncos in Auckland, outscored four tries to three.

Hawke's Bay and Auckland reach final

Hawke's Bay United have secured their first ever berth in the grand final of the national football premiership with a thrilling away win over Team Wellington.

Ko climbs to 5th

The New Zealand golfer Lydia Ko has climbed the leaderboard four places after an impressive third round at the latest LPGA Tour event in California.

Bulls beat the Crusaders

The Bulls have beaten the Crusaders 31-19 in their Super Rugby match in Pretoria to climb above the now ninth-placed Crusaders up to seventh.

Scrappy Waratahs give Kirwan the Blues again

The Blues remain winless and dead last in Super Rugby, falling to a sixth straight defeat as the champion New South Wales Waratahs won 23-11 in Sydney.

Clarke announces retirement from ODIs

The Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke says he plans to retire from one-day internationals after today's Cricket World Cup final against New Zealand.

Hamilton holds off resurgent Vettel for Malaysia pole

Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton has secured pole position for Mercedes at a rainy Malaysian Grand Prix, ahead of Sebastian Vettel's Ferrari.

Clinical Highlanders easily combat the Stormers

Powerful winger Waisake Naholo scored two tries as the Highlanders produced a fast-paced display to overcome the Stormers of South Africa 39-21 in Super Rugby on Saturday.

All Blacks Sevens draw but make Hong Kong Cup round

The New Zealand men's rugby sevens side have beaten Australia 14-5 to top their pool in Hong Kong, despite a surprise 24-24 draw with Portugal.

Chiefs hold their nerve to see off Cheetahs

The Chiefs have held their nerve to see off a spirited Cheetahs side 37-27 in Hamilton.

Vaughan hails NZ World Cup fever

The former England cricket captain Michael Vaughan says New Zealand has embraced the World Cup far more than co-hosts Australia.