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Second sprint gold for NZ

Sam Webster celebrates winning the gold medal in the men's sprint final in the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome in Glasgow.

New Zealand has claimed its second gold medal at the Commonwealth Games with track cyclist Sam Webster winning the men's sprint race in Glasgow.

NZ trounce Trinidad

Krystal Forgesson of New Zealand celebrates her goal with Anita Punt. Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. Hockey, Black Sticks Women v Trinidad and Tobago, July 2014.

The New Zealand Women's hockey team have romped to a 14-0 victory against Trinidad and Tobago in their opening match at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

Silver Ferns splutter

Casey Kopua of the Silver Ferns during a Netball Preliminary Group A match against Malawi. Glasgow Commonwealth Games. Scottish Exhibition Conference Centre, Glasgow, Scotland. Friday 25 July 2014.

The New Zealand Netball team were pushed all the way before edging to a 50-47 win over Malawi in their opening match of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Crusaders pumped to beat Sharks

Richie McCaw.

The All Blacks captain Richie McCaw says the Crusaders have plenty of motivation to topple on the Sharks in tomorrow night's Super Rugby semi-final in Christchurch.

Phoenix sign Dutch midfielder

The Wellington Phoenix have completed their playing squad by signing the 22-year-old Dutch midfielder Roly Bonevacia.

Big Super semis in store

The best of New Zealand and South African rugby clash on Saturday night in a heavyweight tussle to find Super Rugby's finalists for 2014.

Boyle fourth in 200 final

The New Zealand swimmer Lauren Boyle has finished fourth in the 200 metres freestyle final on the opening day at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

No problems for badminton team

The New Zealand badminton team comfortably won their opening mixed teams match at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games overnight. The team proved too strong as expected for Guernsey winning 5-0 at...

Lambie to start for Sharks

Pat Lambie has been restored to first-five in one of three changes to the Sharks starting line-up for their Super Rugby semi-final against the Crusaders in Christchurch.

Fred returns to Donetsk

The Brazilian striker Fred has returned to Ukrainian football champions Shakhtar Donetsk, with the club saying they also expect his compatriot Ismaily to follow him back shortly.

Ferns take lessons from Delhi

The Silver Ferns are taking inspiration from their gold medal performance at Delhi four years ago as they prepare to defend their netball title at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

Boxing headbutts a concern

The New Zealand Commonwealth Games boxer Chad Milnes.

The New Zealand Commonwealth Games boxer Chad Milnes says illegal headbutts will become a bigger problem with the removal of headgear for major events.

Third time lucky for Ferns shooter

The Silver Ferns shooter Jodi Brown will be among one of the more relieved athletes at the Commonwealth Games, having finally made it into the Games village eight years later than she should have.

Boyd battling depression

Darius Boyd of the Knights during the NRL game, Vodafone Warriors v Newcastle Knights, Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland, Saturday 21st July 2012.

The Newcastle Knights rugby league fullback Darius Boyd has been granted indefinite leave from the NRL competition to seek treatment for depression.

Former All Black Kevin Skinner dies

The former All Black captain, Kevin Skinner, has died, aged 86.

The New Zealand rugby union has paid tribute to the former All Black captain and heavyweight boxer, Kevin Skinner, who has died in Auckland at the age of 86.

NZ judoka wins bronze in 57kg class

Darcina Manuel of New Zealand competes in the Womens -57kg Judo Quarter-finals. Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

The Perth-based judoka Darcina Manuel has won a bronze medal for New Zealand in the 57-kilo category at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Black Sticks men beat Canada

The New Zealand men's hockey team came through a frustrating opening match at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games to beat Canada 3-1.

Oram, Bell to help coach White Ferns

Former international cricketers Jacob Oram and Matthew Bell have joined the national women's side, the White Ferns, as assistant coaches for their tour to the West Indies in September. Bell...

Squash goes to seedings in Glasgow

Two New Zealand men and two women's squash players have claimed a place in the last 16 at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Hewitt fourth in Games triathlon

New Zealand triathlete Andrea Hewitt 4th at Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

No medals for New Zealand in the Glasgow Commonwealth Games triathlon with Andrea Hewitt just missing out on a podium finish in the women's race.

Nibali wins fourth Tour stage

Italian rider Vincenzo Nibali further underlined his supremacy with his fourth stage victory on the Tour de France.

King comfortable at these Games

New Zealand squash player Joelle King.

The world squash number three Joelle King of New Zealand says there is a lot more expectation on her to succeed at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

Black Sticks men chase medal

New Zealand men's hockey coach Colin Batch.

A Commonwealth Games bronze medal is the minimum requirement for the New Zealand men's hockey team at the Glasgow Games says coach Colin Batch.

Silver Ferns begin defence, cyclists back in action

Silver Ferns netball captain Casey Kopua.

The defending champion Silver Ferns open their Glasgow Commonwealth Games campaign against Malawi tonight.

Auckland ITM Cup team named

Auckland's head coach Paul Feeney named its squad for the upcoming national provincial rugby competition, the ITM Cup. Feeney has been able to name seven current All Blacks in the...

Hewitt excited to open Games

New Zealand triathlete Andrea Hewitt.

New Zealand's first prospect of a medal at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, the triathlete Andrea Hewitt, says she's not worried about opening New Zealand's campaign.

Gold for NZ sprint team

Sam Webster, Ethan Mitchell and Eddie Dawkins celebrate after winning gold in the Men's Team Sprint.

New Zealand has won its first gold medal at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games with the men's sprint cycling team of Ethan Mitchell, Eddie Dawkins and Sam Webster taking the top spot. (AUDIO)

Mo Farah pulls out of Games

Mo Farah of Great Britain celebrates after a
10000m final win at a Moscow meet in 2013.

Ilness has forced the double Olympic and world champion runner Mo Farah to withdraw from the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Kiwi golf pair start well in Canada

The US-based New Zealand golfers Tim Wilkinson and Danny Lee have made encouraging starts at the PGA Tour's Canadian Open in Montreal.

McCaw back for Crusaders

The All Blacks captain Richie McCaw has been rushed back into the Crusaders starting XV for Saturday's Super Rugby semi-final against the Sharks in Christchurch.

Sri Lanka on top of South Africa, Afghanistan beat Zimbabwe

Sri Lanka's former cricket captain Mahela Jayawardene hit an unbeaten 140 in Sri Lanka's total of 305 for five on the first day of the second test against South Africa in Colombo.

Marussia appoint US reserve driver

The Russian-licensed Marussia Formula One team have appointed the American driver Alexander Rossi as their official reserve for the rest of the season.

Lampard joins MLS

Chelsea's all-time top scorer Frank Lampard has signed with America's Major League Soccer 2015 expansion side New York City FC, but his England international future remains uncertain.

Stewart, Boyle, the Queen open Games

The Queen opens the Commonwealth Games.

Scottish songbirds Rod Stewart and Susan Boyle, the Loch Ness Monster and tartan - lots of tartan - all made an appearance at the opening of the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Pro effort from NZ sprint team

New Zealand track sprint team in action in Glasgow.

The New Zealand sprint team produced a truly professional effort to win New Zealand's first gold medal of the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

Braid leads quartet back to Blues

Captain Luke Braid has re-committed to the Blues, along with three other players.

Smith set for return to Springboks

Flanker Juan Smith is set for a dramatic return to the South African rugby team, some 18 months after injury forced his premature retirement from the game.