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Ricciardo to start from 2nd at China GP

Australian Daniel Ricciardo and Red Bull Formula One teammate Sebastian Vettel will start from second and third on the grid behind Mercedes Lewis Hamilton in tonight's Chinese Grand Prix in...

All Swiss final on Monte Carlo clay

Fouteen years after losing the final of the Monte-Carlo Masters to compatriot Marc Rosset, Roger Federer will again feature in an all Swiss final on Monte-Carlo clay. The 32 year...

Adams' Thunder starts playoffs with victory

The Oklahoma City Thunder have beaten the Memphis Grizzlies 100-86 in the first game of a seven match Western Conference quarter final playoff series in America's NBA. The New Zealander...

Vettori's Bangalore defeats Wright's Mumbai

The Daniel Vettori coached Royal Challengers Bangalore have posted a seven wicket victory over the Mumbai Indians. Coached by John Wright, Mumbai only scored 115 runs, 18 of which were...

No medals for Kiwis at BMX World Cup

It's been a disappointing end to the first BMX Supercross World Cup in Manchester for the New Zealand team with no riders finishing on the podium. It was the first...

Slade boots Crusaders to win in Hamilton

The Chiefs first-five Gareth Anscombe failed with a last minute 52 metre penalty attempt as the Crusaders hung on for a nail-biting 18-17 win over the defending champions in their...

Black Sticks Men hold Australia to draw

After being outclassed 4-1 in the first test on Thursday the New Zealand men's hockey team have restored some pride with a 1-all draw with Australia in the second and...

Nets dump Raptors in NBA playoff opener

Paul Pierce found his form in the final minutes, sparking the Brooklyn Nets to a 94-87 win over the Toronto Raptors in the opening game of their NBA basketball first-round...

Roosters end NRL losing streak

Reigning champions the Sydney Roosters have arrested a three-game losing streak with a tense 24-18 win over a stubborn Cronulla in their NRL clash in Sydney. Two second-half tries to...

Broncos beat Knights in Newcastle

The Brisbane Broncos have produced their best defensive effort of the season to claim a 32-6 win over the Knights in Newcastle. The visitors withstood a barrage of attacking pressure...

Melbourne Vixens crush Adelaide Thunderbirds

The Adelaide Thunderbirds have suffered probably their worst loss in their ANZ netball franchise history losing by 38 goals to the Melbourne Vixens. Things went from bad to worse for...

Moores to get second chance in England top job

England will name Peter Moores as their cricket director overnight, handing the Lancashire coach his second chance to lead the national team, British media are reporting. The 51-year-old will succeed...

Pickard, Walker lead strong NZ start

Tauranga's Kurt Pickard led a powerful performance from New Zealand's leading BMX riders in qualifying at the opening UCI World Cup Supercross in Manchester. Pickard won all three of his...

Taylor joins offshore exodus

Another Super Rugby star is heading offshore, with the Hurricanes fullback Andre Taylor signing a two-year deal with a Japanese club. Taylor was being talked about as an All Black...

Liverpool trio on player of year shortlist

Liverpool trio Luis Suarez, Steven Gerrard and Daniel Sturridge are on the shortlist for the English Professional Footballers' Association player of the year award. Striking duo Suarez and Sturridge have...

Wilkinson in the mix, Lee blows out again

Rain has held up play at the latest PGA Tour event in South Carolina, where Manawatu's Tim Wilkinson is even par through three holes in a clubhouse share of 16th,...

Trott needs another cricket break

The England batsman Jonathan Trott is reportedly set to take another break from cricket due to the same stress issues that forced him to quit the recent Ashes series. Trott...

Saints on fire in NBL

The Wellington Saints have won their fourth straight game in the national basketball league, beating reigning champions, the Southland Sharks, 94-76 in Wellington. Saints guard Corey Webster continued his hot...

Coach describes performance as Crusaders of old

The Crusaders coach Todd Blackadder has hailed his side's dogged defence following their nail-biting 18-17 Super Rugby win over the defending champion Chiefs in Hamilton. Trailing 17-9 at half-time the...

Ko 32nd in Hawaii

The world golf number four Lydia Ko has finished in a tie for 32nd at a tournament in Hawaii. Ko produced rounds of 72, 71, 74 and 72 to be...

Toulouse eye French rugby play-offs

Toulouse will have to wait until the last game of the French rugby season to make sure of a Top 14 play-off spot while Perpignan slipped closer to a first...

Federer ousts ailing Djokovic in Monaco semis

Roger Federer beat an injured Novak Djokovic 7-5 6-2 to set up an all-Swiss Monte Carlo Tennis Masters final with Stanislas Wawrinka after the Australian Open champion ousted David Ferrer...

Stormers win brings relief as they move off the bottom

The Stormers moved off the bottom of the Super Rugby standings with an 18-3 win over the Lions in Cape Town to end a run of five successive defeats. All...

Nightmare schedule sours Mariners' A-League win

A nightmare schedule threatens to derail Central Coast's dream of defending their A-League football title, with coach Phil Moss slamming the timing of their semi-final fixture. A 1-0 win over...

Blues know clock is ticking

The Blues coach Sir John Kirwan admits they are under pressure after losing to the Hurricanes 39-20 in Wellington last night. The bonus-point win promoted the Hurricanes into Super Rugby's...

Taylor says competition for All Blacks fullback role stiff

The Hurricanes may have won last night's local derby against the Blues to move into Super Rugby playoff contention, but they're losing one of their stars to a lucrative offshore...

Hammett pleased with Hurricanes' composure

The Hurricanes have gone into Super Rugby's playoffs places thanks to last night's 39-20 bonus point defeat of the Blues in Wellington. Despite conceding a penalty try and losing the...

Spinning great says limited-overs cricket tough on bowlers

Pakistan's Saeed Ajmal, widely regarded as the world's best off-spinner, says that life is becoming increasingly tough for bowlers in limited-overs cricket. The 36-year-old believes the Twenty20 format and rule...

Hurricanes dispatch Blues

The Hurricanes have gone into Super Rugby's playoffs places with Friday night's 39-20 bonus point defeat of the Blues in Wellington - their third straight victory, and a crucial one...

Burnley all but promoted to the Premier League

Burnley have all but sealed a place in English football's Premier League after a nervy 1-0 win at Blackpool in the second-division Championship. The result keeps Blackpool on the edge...

Victory with 92nd minute matchwinner

The Melbourne Victory scored a 92nd minute matchwinner to beat Sydney FC 2-1 in the A-League football competition's elimination final. Archie Thompson opened the scoring on the 19 minute mark...

Muliaina gone for the season

In a blow to the champion Chiefs, the former All Black Mils Muliaina will miss the rest of the Super Rugby season. The utility player requires surgery on a niggling...

Chelsea's title hopes hit by Sunderland defeat

Chelsea's Premier League title hopes have suffered a major blow with a shock 2-1 home loss to bottom side Sunderland. The loss is Jose Mourinho's first Premier League defeat at...

Wilkinson falters in South Carolina

The Manawatu golfer Tim Wilkinson has fallen 21 places after his third round of the latest PGA Tour event in South Carolina. Wilkinson's two over 73 dropped him into a...

Dragons outgun Warriors in Sydney

The Warriors miserable rugby league season has continued with the embattled club falling to a 20-10 defeat to the St George Dragons in their NRL clash in Sydney. First-half tries...

Sharks stay top after grinding out win

A late try from flanker Jean Dysel ensured a seventh win in eight matches for the Super Rugby leading Sharks who ground out a 19-8 victory over the Cheetahs in...

Cardiff, Fulham fail to ease relegation fears

The Premier League survival hopes of football club's Cardiff City and Fulham remain no clearer after a draw with Stoke City and loss to Tottenham Hotspur respectively kept them marooned...

Watmough in doubt for Anzac Test

The Manly forward Anthony Watmough is in doubt for next month's Anzac rugby league Test against the Kiwis after badly injuring his elbow in the Sea Eagles' controversial win over...

Top seed upset at NZ Badminton Open

There's been an upset at the New Zealand Badminton Open in Auckland. The men's top seed Hsu Jen Hao of Chinese Taipei has been beaten by countryman Tzu Wei Wang...

Ko slips out of contention

Lydia Ko continues to slip down the leaderboard at the latest LPGA golf tournament in Hawaii. Ko's shot a two over par third round of 74, and the Auckland teenager's...

Toure piqued at lack of recognition for Africans

Manchester City and Ivory Coast midfielder Yaya Toure thinks he is not regarded as one of the best players in the world because he is from Africa. Toure has 22...

Bulldog spirit shows through in thriller

The Canterbury Bulldogs have gone to the top of the National Rugby League, beating the South Sydney Rabbitohs 15-14 in a thriller at Sydney's ANZ Stadium. The red-hot boot of...

Nadal claycourt winning run ended by bold Ferrer

The world tennis number one Rafael Nadal has had his 30-match claycourt winning streak ended by fellow Spaniard David Ferrer at the Monte Carlo Masters. Ferrer's 7-6 6-4 win books...

McCullum knock not enough for Chennai

New Zealand cricket captain Brendon McCullum smashed a quickfire 67 off 45 balls, but it wasn't enough as his Chennai Super Kings lost the third match of the Indian Premier...

Couzins to join 300 club

The New Zealand men's hockey captain Dean Couzins will join an exclusive club with the defender set to play his 300th Test for the Black Sticks in Saturday night's rematch...

Warriors move on from last weekend

The New Zealand Warriors will meet a side tonight that were also left smarting after a heart-breaking last NRL round. Last weekend the Warriors walked away with a one-point loss...