Sports News

Sport headlines with summaries.

  • Australia excited by Basin pitch

    Australia's pacemen are cherishing the prospect of a lively wicket in Wellington after a summer of pancake pitches.

  • Liverpool owners back down on ticket price rise

    The American owners of English club Liverpool have backed down on plans to increase ticket prices following a mass walkout at Anfield at the weekend.

  • Nestle ends deal with IAAF

    Swiss food giant Nestle will end its partnership with the International Athletics Federations because of the scandal surrounding the sport.

  • Smith to join the Harlequins?

    Wayne Smith has been linked with the soon-to-be vacant director of rugby role at Harlequins.

  • All Black reveals anger problems

    Highlanders and All Blacks centre Malakai Fekitoa has publicly revealed he has anger management issues.

  • van Velthooven off to strong start in Cambridge

    The competition was hot on the opening night of finals at the National Track Cycling Championships as riders eye this year's Olympics.

  • Ko focussed on Rio

    Lydia Ko says her latest accolade is added motivation to bring home gold at this year's Rio Olympics.

  • No one day series hangover for Australians

    Turning around the result of the one day series rather than any hangover from the controversy in the final match in Hamilton is the motivating factor for Australia ahead of the two series against New Zealand starting in Wellington on Friday.

  • All Blacks back for Hurricanes

    The Hurricanes have named five World Cup winning All Blacks in their squad for Saturday's Super Rugby preseason game against the Blues in Eketahuna.

  • Cricketers to be sent to the sin bin?

    Misbehaving cricketers could be sent from the field or immediately penalised five runs under new rules being trialled by the MCC.

  • Tuke and Burling off to winning start in Florida

    New Zealand sailors Peter Burling and Blair Tuke have got their 49er World Championships off to a winning start in Florida.

  • Kenya threatens to withdraw from Rio Olympics

    Kenya has threatened to withdraw its athletes from the Rio Olympics unless it gets assurances they will not be exposed to the Zika virus outbreak in Brazil.

  • Tearney set for Davis Cup debut

    A couple of milestones are on the cards for the New Zealand Davis Cup tennis team when they take on South Korea in their Asia/Ocean tie in Seoul next month.

  • Pocock seeking sabatical from Wallabies

    Australian rugby could be without one of its biggest names for a year with Wallabies loose foward David Pocock reportedly considering taking a sabbatical from the game to study.

  • ITF bans tennis umpires

    The International Tennis Federation has announced that two tennis umpires were banned, one for life, last year for breaches of the sport's code of conduct for officials.

  • Marshall accepts NRL career in its twilight

    Former Kiwis captain Benji Marshall believes he has got two or three National Rugby League seasons left in him, but accepts he may not be with St George Illawarra beyond this year.

  • Pollard to miss most of season

    The Springbok first five Handre Pollard will miss the majority of the rugby season because of injury.

  • Andy Murray becomes a father

    Former Wimbledon champion Andy Murray has joined the fathers' club at the top of men's tennis after his wife Kim gave birth to a daughter at the weekend.

  • Trans-Tasman cricket relations still cordial

    Trans-Tasman cricket relations remain cordial says Black Caps coach Mike Hesson despite the controversial dismissal of Australian batsman Mitchell Marsh in last night's Chappell-Hadlee series decider in Hamilton.

  • Smith replaces Finch as Aussie skipper for World T20

    Aaron Finch has been dumped as Australia's captain in the shortest form of the game and replaced by test skipper Steve Smith just a month before the start of the cricket World Twenty20.

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