Sports News

Listen to Extra Time for 29 August 2014  30 min 10 sec 

All Blacks admit Pumas win inevitable

Conrad Smith

The All Blacks centre Conrad Smith concedes its only a matter of time before Argentina beat the All Blacks.

Nelsen sacked as Toronto coach

Toronto FC head coach Ryan Nelsen reacts after a play on the field.

The former All Whites football captain Ryan Nelsen has been sacked as the coach of Toronto FC, a day after making comments critical of the club's general manager.

Sharapova slips out of US Open

Danish tennis player Caroline Wozniacki competes. 2014.

Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki has advanced to the quarter-finals at the US Tennis Open after beating five-time grand slam champion Russian Maria Sharapova in three sets.

Best ever World Champs for rowers

New Zealand's Emma Twigg with World Championship gold, Amsterdam, 2014.

New Zealand's domination of world rowing continues after the team capped it's most successful World Champs by collecting another four medals on the final day in Amsterdam.

Baker among triathlon's first Hall of Famers

Erin Baker, one of New Zealand's greatest triathletes.

One of New Zealand's greatest triathletes, Erin Baker, is among the first inductees into the sport's international Hall of Fame.

Warriors crush Titans

The Warriors celebrate Dominique Peyroux's try.

The Warriors have kept their hopes of qualifying for the National Rugby League finals alive by crushing the Gold Coast Titans 42-nil at Mount Smart Stadium in Auckland.

Arsenal held to draw

Alexis Sanchez of Arsenal celebrates scoring a goal with Santi Cazorla.

Arsenal have missed the chance to move up to third in the English Premier League football standings after they were held to a 1-all draw at promoted Leicester City.

Questions over Clarke's fitness for World Cup

Kyle Jarvis fields from his own bowling during a match between South Africa and Zimbabwe.

The Australia skipper Michael Clarke is in doubt for next month's cricket tour against Pakistan after re-aggravating his hamstring injury, adding to concern about his durability ahead of next year's World Cup and Ashes.

NZ triathletes share podium

Andrea Hewitt (L) and Nicky Samuels celebrate their podium finish at the World Championship Grand Final.

The New Zealand triathletes, Andrea Hewitt and Nicky Samuels, have produced big performances to get on the podium at the ITU World Triathlon Series Grand Final in Edmonton.

Tasman and Auckland draw, Taranaki thump Steamers

Tasman celebrate a try

Tasman have held Auckland to a 16-all draw at Eden Park, after Taranaki thumped Bay of Plenty 41-3 in New Plymouth.

Cameron confirms comeback

Shane Cameron weighs in before his loss to David Tua.

The New Zealand boxer Shane Cameron will make a comeback against the heavyweight Kali Meehan in November.

Lee bounces back in Boston

New Zealand golfer Danny Lee

The New Zealand golfer, Danny Lee, is fighting to keep his season alive producing and impressive round to jump back into contention at the Deutsche Bank Championship in Boston.

City stunned, Chelsea thump Everton

Diego Costa

Free-scoring Manchester City's attacking talents were blunted in a shock 1-0 home defeat by Stoke City while Jose Mourinho's often cautious Chelsea thumped Everton.

Murray, Djokovic advance

Novak Djokovic

The former champions Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic have punched their fourth-round tickets at the US Open with relatively comfortable victories.

Kvitova out, Williams rolls on

Petra Kvitova

The Wimbledon champion, Petra Kvitova, became the fifth top 10 seed to exit the US Open in the first week when she was knocked out by Serbian world number 145 Aleksandra Krunic.

Tough day for NZ eventers in France

Andrew Nicholson riding Nereo at the World Equestrian Games.

It's been a tough day for the New Zealand eventers at the World Equestrian Games in France, with all but two of the riders out of the competition after a brutal day of cross country.

Tall Blacks blow lead in opener

Everard Bartlett and BJ Anthony

The New Zealand basketball team have blown an opportunity to make a big statement early at the World Cup, falling to Turkey in their Group C opener in Blibao.

NZ 3rd at Taekwon-Do World Cup

New Zealand has finished third at the Taekwon-Do World Cup in Jamaica with New Zealand athletes winning senior and junior titles.