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Bryn Gatland to run the show as Blues unveil powerful lineup to face Highlanders


Blues coach Tana Umaga has handed Bryn Gatland the reins of his team for the Super Rugby opener in Dunedin, and the young No 10 is pledging to deliver the performance his team needs.

Off-contract Highlanders loose forward Luke Whitelock weighing up future


It's not a matter of if Luke Whitelock will head overseas, but a case of when.

Dean Barker at the helm for New York Yacht Club in major monohull regattas

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Dean Barker has strengthened his links to the New York Yacht Club's America's Cup challenge with confirmation he will be at the helm of their Congressional Cup and TP52 Super Series campaigns this year.

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Tennis star Serena Williams 'almost died' after giving birth


Serena Williams has revealed she "almost died" after experiencing a number of complications following the birth of her daughter, Alexis Olympia.


Olympic curse continues for world champion speedskater Elise Christie


When Elise Christie was asked whether an Olympic curse was ruining her chances for gold, the three-time short-track speedskating world champion had no option but to agree.

Isaac Fotu's 18-year-old brother Dan gets 'dream' shot with Tall Blacks


The unavailability of Tom Abercrombie and Mika Vukona has opened the door for 18-year-old Dan Fotu to make a "dream" Tall Blacks debut alongside his older brother in New Zealand's upcoming World Cup qualifiers against China and South Korea.


2018 Super Rugby season preview: Will the Hurricanes be contenders for the title?


The Super Rugby phoney war ends this weekend when the five New Zealand teams enter the fray. Stuff rugby writer Hamish Bidwell looks out how the Hurricanes are shaping up ahead of the new season.

2018 Super Rugby season preview: Can the Crusaders defend their title?


The Super Rugby phoney war ends this weekend when the five New Zealand teams enter the fray. Stuff rugby writer Richard Knowler assesses the Crusaders' chances of defending their Super Rugby crown this season.


German athletes enjoy their alcohol-free beers at PyeongChang Winter Olympics


Germany's right up there on the Winter Olympics gold medal count. And beer is being credited as one of the reasons.


Recap: Winter Olympics - Kiwis in action, day 11


Kiwi skiers Byron Wells, Beau-James Wells, Miguel Porteous and Nico Porteous hit the halfpipe in qualifying at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics.


Nemani Nadolo urges Super Rugby to add Pacific Islands team to competition


Fiji's former Crusaders wing Nemani Nadolo says it is time for a combined Pacific Islands team to join the Super Rugby competition.


Steven Adams agrees to take fan to prom - three years after being asked

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Steven Adams has shown what a nice guy he is by agreeing to accompany a fan to her prom night.

Matt Duffie hugely motivated to complete his restoration mission with the Blues


Matt Duffie is a man on a mission in 2018, and, believe it or not, it has nothing to do with that battle royale to become the All Blacks' right wing of choice.

Manchester City star Sergio Aguero clashes with Wigan fan after FA Cup upset


Sergio Aguero was involved in a confrontation with a Wigan fan as ugly scenes marred the end of the League One (third-tier) side's shock FA Cup win over Manchester City on Monday (Tuesday NZT).


Australian captain David Warner excited by the challenge Eden Park provides


If you needed further proof that Eden Park deserves a place on the international cricket circuit, you only had to listen to David Warner talk.

Eden Park could fit within the Melbourne Cricket Ground, but that doesn't mean it's tiny

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ANALYSIS: Eden Park may be small, but on a global scale it's certainly not as tiny as some would have you believe.


All eyes on the bowlers as Black Caps face Australia in Twenty20 tri-series final


You wait 13 years for a Twenty20 between the Black Caps and Australia at Eden Park, then another comes five days later.


Chad Bowes ruled out of Ford Trophy elimination final with ongoing concussion issues


Canterbury opener Chad Bowes could be forced to consider his future in cricket after suffering his third concussion within 18 months.

'It sucks': James Lowe says European rugby rule shouldn't single out New Zealanders and Aussies


Kiwi wing James Lowe says it "sucks" that rugby red tape could limit his appearances for Leinster due to a rule restricting Pro 14 clubs to two New Zealand and Australian players in their match day squads.

Tuesday, Feb 20

Winter Olympics French figure skating wardrobe whoops the man's fault

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Dress strap struggles on ice are more Olympic nightmare than dream, as French figure skaters Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron discovered in the short dance competition in PyeongChang.

Monday, Feb 19

Joseph Parker v Anthony Joshua: 17 expert picks


It's being labelled "the most meaningful heavyweight fight in a long time" and there's no shortage of opinions when it comes to picking a winner between Joseph Parker and Anthony Joshua.

Skier without any tricks competes in the Winter Olympics halfpipe

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The words left Liz Swaney's lips without an ounce of irony. No telling curl of the lips. No wink. Nothing. She meant them. All of them.

Canada, Germany share bobsled gold in closest race in Olympics history


Justin Kripps and Alexander Kopacz were thoroughly confused when they crossed the finish line. They knew they had just won an Olympic gold medal for Canada, and were puzzled why the rival Germans were running their way to celebrate.

Eden Park produces the best matches and best atmosphere, so don't change a thing


OPINION: The boundaries are too short at Eden Park so let's ban international cricket there.

Sunday, Feb 18

Anthony Joshua lacks one-hit KO punch: Joseph Parker's trainer Kevin Barry


Joseph Parker's camp has questioned the knockout power of Anthony Joshua in the leadup to their heavyweight boxing world title unification fight.

Hamilton Tui catch winner to share winnings with two mates

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Hamilton Tui catch winner Rudi Bosman is a man of his word.

New Zealand into Twenty20 final v Australia despite loss to England

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A "bittersweet" loss still means it'll be a trans-Tasman tri-series Twenty20 final.

Assessing the impact of spin in New Zealand's Twenty 20 matches

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OPINION: Well, that's sent me into a spin.

Saturday, Feb 17

Hayden Paddon in fourth place after penultimate day of Rally Sweden

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New Zealand rally driver Hayden Paddon remains in the mix for a podium finish in his first WRC event of the season.

Sarpreet Singh's first A-League goal helps Wellington Phoenix beat Perth Glory

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A starring starting debut from Sarpreet Singh and some brotherly love from Shane Lowry have helped lift the Wellington Phoenix off the bottom of the A-League ladder.

Black Caps look to bounce back after 'T20 freak show' disappointment

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A bit like chocolate - that was the apt adage one touring English journalist offered in passing to describe the crazy scenes from Eden Park on Friday night. Delicious in moderate quantities, of course, but all just a bit too much after a…

Friday, Feb 16

Australia chase record target of 244 to leave Black Caps crushed

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With his innings of 105 off 54 balls against Australia at Eden Park on Friday, Martin Guptill rewrote the record books.

Recap: Black Caps v Australia - T20 Tri-Series - match five

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The Black Caps play for a place in the T20 Tri-Series final as they take on Australia at Eden Park in Auckland.

Recap: Winter Olympics - Kiwis in action, day seven

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Rhys Thornbury races in the final skeleton heats and 16-year-old Alice Robinson hits the slopes again in slalom skiing.

Fitness concerns see Hurricanes leave ABs hooker Asafo Aumua off first squad


Young hooker sensation Asafo Aumua has been left at home by the Hurricanes for the start of Super Rugby, with a clear message that he needs to work on his fitness.