motorsport

Schumacher praises 'worthy champion' Vettel

Michael Schumacher has praised Sebastian Vettel after the 26-year-old produced a record-breaking season in 2013.
league

Johns, Geyer criticise Milford's Broncos move

Rugby league greats Matthew Johns and Mark Geyer have taken aim at wantaway Raiders star Anthony Milford after reports emerged he would prefer to sit out the 2014 season than remain in Canberra.
rugby

Tough draw for NZ at Under-20 World Cup

New Zealand have been drawn with South Africa in a pool for next year's Junior World Cup to be played in the Auckland region.
rugby

French clubs commit to Heineken Cup

France's top clubs will play in the Heineken Cup next season after voting against a move to a breakaway Rugby Champions Cup competition.
other

'Underdog' mentality helps Black Sticks

New Zealand's hockey women are aware of how tough the World League Final in Tucuman is going to be but star midfielder Stacey Michelsen knows her side will won't leave anything out on the pitch.
rugby

Hansen pays tribute to Read's season

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has paid tribute to his No.8 Kieran Read and a prime contender for the IRB Rugby Player of the Year Award.
rugby

Luatua relishing Barbarians start

All Blacks emerging blindside flanker Steven Luatua will cap his first year in international rugby by playing for the Barbarians in their match against Fiji on Saturday at Twickenham.
cricket

Williamson a good prospect for first Test

Kane Williamson is expected to have recovered from his broken thumb in time for the first Test against the West Indies starting in Dunedin on Tuesday.
league

Ferguson slams critics after boxing debut

Blake Ferguson has shown more venom on social media than he did in the ring, aiming a series of uppercuts at critics bagging his boxing debut.
cricket

ND up to second place in Plunket Shield

Northern Districts breezed to a seven-wicket win over Central Districts in Hamilton on Thursday, earning a day off in the process.
cricket

Chanderpaul dominates for West Indies

West Indies veteran Shivnarine Chanderpaul provided an example of why he is a significant barrier to New Zealand's bowlers in the forthcoming Test series when dominating his side's first innings against a New Zealand XI.
football

Two charged in match-fixing investigation

Two men have been charged as part of an investigation into alleged football match-fixing, police in the UK have confirmed.
basketball

Thunder end Spurs' streak, Heat scorch Cleveland

The Oklahoma City Thunder ended the San Antonio Spurs' winning run in the NBA on Wednesday, while LeBron James returned to Cleveland.
golf

McIlroy rues poor start

Rory McIlroy has lamented a 'wasteful' day on the greens after beginning his Australian Open campaign with a three-under 69 at Royal Sydney Golf Club on Thursday afternoon.
league

Pritchard ruled out for Kiwis

Kiwis coach Stephen Kearney has pulled the plug on Frank Prtichard's comeback after he failed to recover from a hamstring injury in time for Sunday's Rugby League World Cup final against the Kangaroos at Old Trafford.
rugby

Rugby World Cup 2015 ticket prices, kick-off times announced

Fans will be charged over $1200 apiece for the best final seats at the 2015 Rugby World Cup after ticket prices and kick-off times were released.
golf

Adam Scott breaks course record to lead Australian Open

Adam Scott has fired a sizzling course record 10-under-par-62 to lead the Australian Open by three shots from Canadian Ryan Yip and American John Young Kim at Royal Sydney Golf Club.
rugby

Preview: Wales v Australia

Australia and Wales will meet in a Rugby international Test at Millennium Stadium at 4:00am AEDT on Sunday morning.
basketball

Vukona stars as Breakers beat Tigers

The New Zealand Breakers' season is well and truly alive after Mika Vukona inspired the defending NBL champions to an 84-74 victory over the Melbourne Tigers in Auckland on Thursday.
football

Ronaldo inspires Portugal ranking surge

Portugal have surged up nine places to fifth in the latest FIFA world rankings, helped largely by Cristiano Ronaldo's play-off heroics.
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