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Cheika to lead Wallabies

Michael Cheika

Michael Cheika has been confirmed as the new coach of the Wallabies by the Australian Rugby Union, four days after Ewen McKenzie dramatically quit the job.

Williamson out of South Africa series

Kane Williamson

The New Zealand batsman Kane Williamson has been ruled out of the remainder of the one day cricket series against South Africa with a wrist injury.

Watene-Zelezniak out of Four Nations

Dallin Watene-Zelezniak

The Penrith utility Dallin Watene-Zelezniak has been forced out of the Four Nations rugby league competition, after failing to recover from a foot injury.

Injury hands Mark Hunt a shot

Mark Hunt

Auckland heavyweight Mark Hunt is one step closer to a world title shot in the Ultimate Fighting Championship, after injury to the champion handed him a shot at the interim title.

Giants take early World Series lead

San Francisco pitcher Madison Bumgarner in action

The San Francisco Giants have beaten the Kansas City Royals 7-1, in the opening game of Major League Baseball's World Series. The home defeat in Kansas City snaps the Royals'...

State of Origin for T20 cricket

Kyle Mills will trade Auckland's blue for the North Island's beige in the Island of Origin clash

A new State of Origin-style fixture will open the local Twenty20 cricket season next Friday night in Hamilton, when the North clashes with the South at Seddon Park.

Five uncapped players in Wallabies

Wallabies skipper Michael Hooper

The Wallabies squad's been named to fly out to Europe on Friday, for a four-Test tour, with five uncapped players.

Bayern thump Roma

Bayern Munich's Arjen Robben

A ruthless Bayern Munich scored five goals in the first 35 minutes on their way to an astonishing 7-1 Champions League win at AS Roma while Chelsea scored a big win at home.

Black Caps lack craft

Luke Ronchi

The New Zealand cricket captain Brendon McCullum says it wasn't a bad performance first up from his side in their loss to the Proteas, but obviously not good enough to win.

Slade, Luatua in Baabaas

Crusaders first five Colin Slade

All Blacks Colin Slade, Stephen Luatua, Matt Todd and Dominic Bird have been added to the Barbarians squad for their clashes against Australia and Leicester Tigers next month.

Cowboys release Sam

Dallas Cowboys NFL team

The American football player Michael Sam, hoping to become the first openly gay athlete to play in a regular-season NFL game, has been released by the Dallas Cowboys.

Further problems for Caterham

Caterham Formula One team

The future of the struggling Caterham Formula One team has been thrown into further doubt when an administrator laid claim to their race cars ahead of the US Grand Prix.

Windies cricket in crisis

West Indies batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul

West Indies cricket has been plunged into crisis by India which has suspended all future tours with the Caribbean team after its withdrawal from a series in India last week.

Fawkner favourite for Cox Plate

James McDonald celebrates winning 2012 New Zealand Derby on Silent Achiever.

The early favourite for Saturday's Cox Plate at Moonee Valley, Fawkner has firmed in the betting after drawing gate number four in the field of 14 for the $3.3 million race.

Sunderland players offer refund

Sunderland football fans

Sunderland football players have offered refunds to their fans who made the trip to watch their side's humiliating 8-0 thrashing in their EPL match in Southampton at the weekend.

Wozniacki beats Sharapova

Danish tennis player Caroline Wozniacki competes. 2014.

Caroline Wozniacki has put a huge dent in Maria Sharapova's bid to finish the season as world tennis number one by beating her in their opening group match of the WTA Finals.

Taumalolo to make Kiwis debut

Jason Taumalolo

Blockbusting forward Jason Taumalolo and teenage wing Dallin Watene-Zelezniak have been named for their Kiwis debuts in the Four Nations opener against Australia.

Black Sticks beaten in 3rd Test

Anita Punt.

The six-Test women's hockey series between New Zealand and the United States is now level after the USA won game three in Palmerston North 2-1.

Maori game in Singapore called off

Chiefs loosie Liam Squire

The Maori All Blacks will play just two matches on their tour of Asia next month with the match in Singapore cancelled because of the unplayable state of the pitch.

Deans backs Cheika and Beale

Former Wallabies coach Robbie Deans

The former Wallabies coach Robbie Deans says Michael Cheika is the right man to take over the side following the shock departure of Ewen McKenzie.

United snatch late draw

Manchester United Logo

Daley Blind's late second half strike helped a lacklustre Manchester United salvage a 2-2 draw against West Bromwich Albion at The Hawthorns in their EPL football match.

McIlroy going to court

Rory McIlroy tees off on the fifth hole during the fourth round of the PGA Championship, 2014.

The world golf number one Rory McIlroy has pulled out of next week's Shanghai Masters and the following event in China to focus on a legal battle with his former management company.

Hedge to coach Phoenix reserve team

Andy Hedge

New Zealand Football's talent development manager Andy Hedge has been appointed headcoach of the Wellington Phoenix's new reserve team.

Carter comeback confirmed

All Black first five Dan Carter

The first five-eighth Daniel Carter has been named in the All Blacks squad for their upcoming tour to the United States and Britain at the expense of Saturday's hero Colin Slade.

Navratilova critical of ITF

Serena Williams embraces the trophy.

Tennis legend Martina Navratilova has criticised the "silence" of the International Tennis Federation after comments from one of its members about the Williams sisters.

Nadal remains in doubt

Spanish tennis star Raeal Nadal.

Organisers of the ATP World Tour Tennis Finals in London next month will be keeping a close watch on Rafael Nadal's health over the next couple of weeks as he remains in doubt.

Admire Rakti to run Cup

The Melbourne Cup

The Japanese-owned Caulfield Cup winner Admire Rakti has been confirmed as a starter for next month's Melbourne Cup despite being penalised an extra half-kilo.

Fox wins in Perth

The New Zealand golfer Ryan Fox

The Auckland professional golfer Ryan Fox has won the West Australia Open Championship by an emphatic six shots his maiden victory on the Australasian tour.

Rossi wins at Philip Island

The Italian motor cyclist Valentino Rossi

Valentino Rossi rolled back the years to win his sixth premier class Australian motorcycling Grand Prix after world champion Marc Marquez's cruise to another win ended with a crash.

Wallabies coach in shock resignation

Now former Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie.

Australian rugby has been plunged further into crisis with under-fire coach Ewen McKenzie announcing his shock resignation directly after the Wallabies' last-gasp loss to the All Blacks.

Breakers broken by Melbourne

The Breakers' big man Ekene Ibekwe

The New Zealand Breakers have been comprehensively beaten by Melbourne United 95-74 in their Australian National Basketball League clash in Melbourne.

Chelsea cement top spot

Chelsea player tries to control the ball.

Chelsea have cemented top spot in football's Premier League with a 2-1 win at Crystal Palace, while Sergio Aguero scored all four goals for Manchester City against Tottenham.

McCullum wants to build depth

Brendon McCullum - NZ Cricket Captain

The New Zealand cricket captain Brendon McCullum says they need to build some depth this summer ahead of the World Cup and they start their preparations against South Africa.

Ronchi helps NZ to 230

Luke Ronchi

Luke Ronchi's fallen agonisingly short of a maiden ODI hundred, but has given New Zealand some respectability in the first match against South Africa in Tauranga.