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Phil Hughes playing against the Black Caps in 2010.

Australia-India test in doubt

There are doubts over whether the first cricket test between Australia and India will go ahead next week in the wake of the life threatening injury suffered by Phil Hughes.

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

Hudson keen for Nelsen All Whites involvement

The former All Whites captain, Ryan Nelsen, could play a role in New Zealand's bid to qualify for the 2018 Football World Cup, says new coach Anthony Hudson.

Lydia Ko finishes runner-up at the LPGA Arkansas Championship.

Ko back home but on the go

Lydia Ko's arrived back in New Zealand, fresh from earning the biggest payday in women's golf history after winning the LPGA's Tour Championship in Florida.

Mohammad Hafeez celebrates his century in Sharjah

Pakistan dominate day one

Pakistan took advantage of winning a vital toss to dominate day one of the third and deciding cricket Test against New Zealand in Sharjah.

Phil Hughes being taken from the Sydney Cricket Ground on a stretcher.

Hughes continues fight for life

The Australian cricketer Phil Hughes has spent a second night in an induced coma after undergoing emergency surgery following a bouncer striking him in the head in a domestic match.

Yaya Sanogo celebrates his goal for Arsenal against Borussia Dortmund

Gunners make it through but Reds draw

Arsenal have again qualified for the knockout stages of European football's Champions League, but Liverpool could only draw in their fixture in Bulgaria, and are now in must-win mode.

Rory McIlroy and Adam Scott competing on the PGA Tour in 2010

Scott and McIlroy renew rivalry in Sydney

Australia's top golfer Adam Scott and the world number one Rory McIlroy renew their rivalry over the next four days at the Australian Open being hosted by the Australian Golf Club in Sydney.

All Whites striker Chris Wood celebrates his equaliser against Everton

Wood's game time drying up - like the goals

All Whites striker Chris Wood could fall further down the pecking order at his Premier League club Leicester City, with manager Nigel Pearson reportedly considering signing former Fox Emile Heskey again.

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika

Damage bill on the way to Wallabies

The Wallabies could be charged several thousand dollars after a staff member damaged the dressing room at Lansdowne Road in Dublin following Australia's loss to Ireland at the weekend.

Australian Boomers guard Patty Mills in action against New Zealand's Izayah Mauriohooho-Leafa in 2013

Australia cleared of throwing match

The Australian men's basketball team has been cleared over allegations the Boomers deliberately lost a match at this year's World Cup in Spain.

Kusal Perera in action in the earlier series against England at Edgbaston in June

Sri Lanka take first blood

Sri Lanka has beaten England by 25 runs in the first one day cricket international in Colombo, to take first blood in the mammoth seven-match series.

Marina Erakovic

Erakovic into ASB Classic main draw

The New Zealand tennis number one Marina Erakovic has made it into the main draw for the ASB Classic tournament in Auckland in January - but only just.

Casey Frank dunks for the Pistons

Pistons pull out of NBL

A second team has withdrawn from the National Basketball League for next season, with the Waikato Pistons joining the Otago Nuggets in pulling out of for 2015.

Phil Hughes playing against the Black Caps in 2010.

Newer helmet may have protected Hughes

The Australia cricketer Phillip Hughes was wearing an older model helmet when he suffered a serious head injury in a game in Sydney.

Coach Heyneke Meyer with Pat Lambie after the win over the All Blacks at Ellis Park in October

Eight changes to Boks for Cardiff

Pat Lambie has retained his place at first five eighths for South Africa's final northern hemisphere rugby Test against Wales in Cardiff on Sunday, as coach Heyneke Meyer made eight changes.

Sergio Aguero

Aguero, Messi net hat-tricks in Champions League

Sergio Aguero's hat-trick helped Manchester City come from behind to win, while Lionel Messi also scored three times to set a new Champions League scoring record.

Phil Hughes

'Remember the bowler' says Bracken

The former Australia fast bowler Nathan Bracken says his thoughts are with injured batsman Phil Hughes but says New South Wales bowler Sean Abbott, whose bouncer struck Hughes, also needs support.

The former West Indies batsman now Ireland cricket coach Phil Simmons.

Simmons knows Hughes pain

The former West Indies batsman Phil Simmons says he hopes Australia's Phil Hughes is as lucky as he was with his recovery from a serious head injury.

New Zealand's Ben Smith chases Australia's Kurtley Beale. Eden Park. 2014.

Beale's fine to go 'Stronga Sistas'

Australian rugby player Kurtley Beale's $50,000 fine for his involvement in a text message scandal will be used to fund a programme for young indigenous Australian women, the ARU says.

Amber Hearn

Football Ferns held to draw

The New Zealand women's football team has drawn 1-1 with world number nine Norway in an international friendly match in Stavanger.

Hika Elliott. ITM Cup provincial rugby. Harbour v Counties, North Harbour Stadium, Auckland.

Former AB Elliott returning to Chiefs

The former Chiefs and All Blacks hooker Hika Elliot will re-join the Super Rugby franchise as a pre-season replacement for Nathan Harris when the side officially assembles on Thursday.

Pakistan bowler Umar Gul.

Kenya to play in Pakistan

Kenya will become only the second team to play international cricket in Pakistan since militants attacked the Sri Lanka team in Lahore in March, 2009, after agreeing to a one-day series.

Anton Devcich takes a caught and bowled to dismiss Auckland Ace's captain Gareth Hopkins during the HRV Cup T20 cricket match.

NZ 'A' cricketers win again

The New Zealand 'A' cricketers have made it two wins from their first two games of their tour to the United Arab Emirates after beating Afghanistan by 105 runs in Dubai.

Ekene Ibekwe of the Breakers celebrates with teammates Tom Abercrombie after his put back dunk. November 2014.

Breakers confident despite injury blow

The New Zealand Breakers are confident they can continue to gain momentum in the Australian National Basketball League despite losing the swingman Tom Abercrombie to injury.

Lydia Ko's appearance at the New Zealand Open last year attracted healthy crowds.

Confusion over Ko's NZ Open chances

There's confusion over Lydia Ko's availability for next year's New Zealand Golf Open in Christchurch after her big win at the LPGA's Tour Championship.

Tevita Kuridrani

Double blow for Wallabies

The Wallabies have suffered a double blow ahead of their tour finale against England, losing in-form centre Tevita Kuridrani to injury and slumping to their equal lowest-ever ranking.

US swim star Michael Phelps

Swim NZ against late night finals in Rio

Swimming New Zealand is concerned and will complain at suggestions that swimming finals at the 2016 Rio Olympics may be moved to late evening to fit in with American television.

Southampton players celebrate Nathaniel Clyne's goal.

Southampton grab a late point at Villa

England international Nathaniel Clyne's late strike helped Southampton salvage a draw at Aston Villa in their English Premier League football encounter.

Lewis Hamilton

Hamilton set to stay at Mercedes

The British motor racing driver Lewis Hamilton says a contract extension with Mercedes is almost a done deal now that he has got his second Formula One championship under his belt.

Lydia Ko finishes runner-up at the LPGA Arkansas Championship.

Ko must take break - coach

Having won the biggest payday in the history of women's golf, it's crucial New Zealand's world number three Lydia Ko now takes a break from the game, says her coach David Leadbetter.

Former All Black now Crusaders assistant coach Aaron Mauger.

Aaron Mauger to coach at Leicester

The former All Blacks centre and current Crusaders assistant coach Aaron Mauger will take over as coach of the English Premiership club Leicester Tigers next season.

British driver Lewis Hamilton celebrates on the podium at the Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi.

Hamilton wins F1 title

A tearful Lewis Hamilton joined the elite ranks of double Formula One world champions after a nerve-racking drive to victory in the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Lydia Ko in Mexico City earlier this month.

Steady Ko stuns golf world

A little over a year on from turning professional, the New Zealander, Lydia Ko, has stunned the golf world again with a record-breaking win on the LPGA Tour. A little...

Cronulla captain Paul Gallen has returned to training after serving his suspension.

Cronulla coach shutsdown on drugs

The Cronulla coach Shane Flanagan has abruptly ended a media conference after being questioned about the National Rugby League club's 2011 drugs scandal.

Mitch Evans (right) celebrates his 3rd place podium at the final round of the 2014 GP2 series at Yas Marina, Abu Dhabi. 22 November 2014.

Evans finishes GP2 season strongly

The New Zealand GP2 racing driver Mitch Evans has finished his 2014 season off strongly with a fourth place in the sprint race in Abu Dhabi.

Australian golfer Adam Scott

Scott falls just short of third straight Oz Masters

Adam Scott's bid for an unprecedented hat-trick of titles at the Australian Masters golf tournament fell agonisingly short but the world number two declared himself in good shape ahead of his rematch with Rory McIlroy at this week's Australian Open.

Daniel Vettori attempts to take a catch. New Zealand Black Caps and South Africa, Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui. 2014.

Vettori to become Black Caps' most-capped

The veteran spinner Daniel Vettori will tonight become New Zealand's most capped Test cricketer after being selected to play in the third and final Test against Pakistan in Sharjah.