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  • Six uncapped players in All Blacks squad

    Six new players have been named in the first All Blacks squad of 2016.

  • Crusaders overcome battling Blues

    First-five Richie Mo'unga kicked two late penalties as the Crusaders wore down a stubborn Blues side to move to the top of the Super Rugby standings with a 26-21 victory.

  • Russian athletes return posititve tests from London

    The ROC confirmed eight of its athletes had tested positive for banned substances in a re-examination of samples taken during the 2012 London Olympics.

  • NZ K4 crew through to World Cup final

    New Zealand's Olympic-bound women's K4 kayakers continued to shine on the World Cup circuit in Europe overnight.

  • Hull City back in EPL

    Hull City's Mohamed Diame struck an unstoppable long-range shot to beat Sheffield Wednesday 1-0 in the Championship playoff final at Wembley and secure a money-spinning return to the Premier League after just one season.

  • Walsh 2nd in Eugene

    New Zealand shot putter Tom Walsh has placed second at the latest Diamond League athletics event in Eugene, Oregon.

  • All Whites win Oceania opener

    A goal from All Whites midfielder Themistoklis Tzimopoulos has helped New Zealand to a 3-1 victory over Fiji in their opening pool game of the Oceania Nations Cup.

  • Man Utd may be in for turbulent times

    OPINION: One turbulent reign may have been substituted for another as Manchester United hires the most polarising manager in world football, writes Max Towle.

  • Ko slow in Ann Arbor

    World No.1 golfer Lydia Ko has been pushed back into a tie for 27th after the second round of the latest LPGA tournament in Michigan.

  • Drysdale's scenic road to Rio

    Olympic rowing champion Mahe Drysdale's year off after his London campaign has refreshed him for his tilt at defending his single sculls title in Rio.

  • Lee rises at Colonial

    The New Zealand golfer, Danny Lee, had climbed 16 places to 22nd at the latest PGA tour event in Texas, when his second round was suspended by nightfall.

  • LeBron leads Cavs into NBA finals

    LeBron James scored 33 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Toronto Raptors 113-87 to win the Eastern Conference.

  • NZ 'streetfighter' to play for England

    The Rotorua born rugby player, Teimana Harrison, has been picked to play for England in Monday's Test against Wales.

  • Hales falls in the Durham 80s

    England's batsmen failed to take full advantage on a first day of swinging fortunes in the second test against Sri Lanka, finishing on 310 for six.

  • Where is Tiger?

    Tiger Woods will not play next week's Memorial tournament in Ohio after failing to enter by the deadline.

  • Doping discovered at London Olympics

    Twenty-three athletes from five sports tested positive for banned drugs in re-checks of 265 samples from the London 2012 Olympics.

  • Chiefs stunned by Waratahs

    Tries from Andrew Kellaway, Michael Hooper and Israel Folau in the space of 12 minutes propelled the New South Wales Waratahs to a surprise 45-25 Super Rugby victory over the Chiefs.

  • Nadal pulls out of French Open

    Nine-times champion Rafael Nadal sent shockwaves around Roland Garros when he unexpectedly pulled out of the French Open because of an injury to his left wrist.

  • Hurricanes edge out Highlanders

    A try in the dying minute to flanker Ardie Savea has given the Hurricanes a hard fought 27-20 win over the Highlanders in their Super rugby match in Wellington.

  • Mourinho finally confirmed as United manager

    The English premier league football side Manchester United have finally confirmed Jose Mourinho as manager on a three-year contract with an option to stay on until at least 2020.

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