Heath Blackgrove, the 2009 winner of the tour of Southland, wasted no time in reacquainting himself with the yellow jersey for the 2012 version.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has lamented the decision to chalk off a late goal to his side in their 2-2 draw with Everton on Sunday.
Manchester United climbed to within a point of the league summit with a 3-2 victory over nine-man Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
Traditional hosts France could return to the Formula One calendar in 2013 if supremo Bernie Ecclestone has his way.
A stoppage-time winner from Papiss Cisse saw Newcastle United take all three points in a 2-1 victory against West Brom at St James' Park on Sunday.
A fortuitous last-minute try from Tom Casson gave defending Premiership champions Harlequins a remarkable victory over London Irish at the Madejski Stadium on Sunday
England boss Stuart Lancaster was dealt a double injury concern on Saturday ahead of the four-Test autumn series.
Marquee man Alessandro Del Piero has shrugged off concerns over any lingering hamstring trouble despite admitting he was almost a late withdrawal from Sunday's win over Perth.
Fernando Alonso has not given up hope of winning the title but knows full well the limitations of his Ferrari.
Gareth Bale marked his return to Southampton with a goal to help Tottenham claim a nervy 2-1 win at St Mary's on Sunday.
South Africa have named five uncapped players in their squad for the upcoming tour of Britain and Ireland, although star winger Bryan Habana misses out through injury.
Liverpool and Everton shared the spoils in a pulsating 2-2 draw with Brendan Rodgers' side blowing a two-goal lead.
Australian teenager Oliver Goss won the WA Open after beating fellow amateur Brady Watt in a sudden-death playoff on Sunday.
Sebastian Vettel has tightened his grip on this year's title with a lights-to-flag victory at the Indian Grand Prix on Sunday.
Upset Perth coach Ian Ferguson slammed the referees' inconsistent interpretation of the handball rule after his side were denied a clear penalty in the narrow loss to Sydney FC on Sunday.
Casey Stoner ruled out any thoughts of a comeback to MotoGP after winning his sixth straight Australian Grand Prix on Sunday.
Norway's Suzann Pettersen continued her run of good form by winning the Sunshine LPGA Taiwan Championship on Sunday.
John Aloisi feels his beaten Melbourne Heart players did well to carve out chances against a stubborn Central Coast Mariners team at AAMI Park on Sunday.
South Africa bowler Dale Steyn says his team's win in Australia four years ago means nothing heading into the upcoming three-Test series.
Sweden's Peter Hanson survived a late charge from world No.1 Rory McIlroy to win the BMW Masters on Sunday.