Who will be the Scrabble C-H-A-M-P? Dozens of players compete for title

Eighty enthusiastic Scrabble players will descend on Howick this King's Birthday weekend to decide New Zealand's 43rd Scrabble Champion.

Churchill Downs announces measures to improve horse safety

Churchill Downs has announced safety initiatives in the wake of the recent deaths of 12 horses at the home of the Kentucky Derby.

'Beast' flies in for ceremonial Webb Ellis Cup handover to France

The countdown towards the start of the 2023 Rugby World Cup ramped up on Tuesday evening when Tendai Mtawarira, the retired Springboks prop forward, arrived in Paris for the ceremonial handing over of the Webb Ellis Cup from the holders South Africa to host nation France.

Enraged Jose Mourinho gives medal to a young fan. Photos

The Roma coach did not like the refereeing and showed it by not accepting the second-place medal.

U.S. high school sprinter disqualified for celebrating win

A US high school athlete has had his school's 200m relay team disqualified after he celebrated winning as he crossed the finish line.

Maroons win State of Origin double

Queensland has won the opening match of both the womens and mens State of Origin series.

New Zealand eliminated from U20 World Cup by rampant USA

The Kiwi side were outclassed for 90 minutes in Mendoza.

Ferrari “pushing like hell” to address ‘unhappiness’ with F1 form

The Ferrari Formula 1 factory is “pushing like hell” to produce updates for its 2023 car since the team is “not happy” with current form, according to boss Fred Vasseur.

Kiwi Kara-France primed to shine as headline act in potential UFC title eliminator

On Sunday (NZ time), 'Don't Blink' will fight in a UFC main event for the first time in a high-stakes clash with rising prospect Amir Albazi.

West Ham, Rice's successor arrives from Manchester City: photos

The London club must find a replacement for Declan Rice, who will leave the team in the summer

Kara-France looking for quick knockout

Kai "Don't Blink" Kara-France is expecting a quick knockout in in his Octagon return this Sunday.

Ex-All Black Crotty returns to Crusaders training amid injury crisis

The 34-year-old is back training with his old side for the first time since 2019.

All to play for in final Super Rugby round

The Reds and the Drua will meet in Suva this weekend to fight for the final playff spot.

2023 Yamaha Niken GT First Ride Review

A better cockpit, a better saddle, better suspension, and better power make the new Niken GT a better sport tourer.

Watch: Manu Vatuvei posts to social media after prison release

The 37-year-old was granted parole from his three-year sentence earlier this month.

Authorities call for action against Djokovic

The 36-year-old was addressing the recent violent clashes in Kosovo following elections in April.

Altmaier accomplishes feat and bursts into tears: photos

The German tennis player beat Sinner, qualifying for the third round at Roland Garros

Ferrari poised for Red Bull-style F1 sidepod switch

Ferrari is set to shift its Formula 1 sidepod design towards Red Bull's concept as part of its upgrade package for this weekend's Spanish Grand Prix.

Taylor Fritz wreaks havoc at the end of the game with a gesture: photos

The American, after beating Rinderknech, hushed the fans present at Roland Garros.

The best female rugby players in the world: ranking in photos

A review of the world's best female rugby players: ahead of them all is Kendra Cocksedge, who retired just a few months ago

Punter lands windfall from 14-year-old bet on Tongue debut

Tim Piper bet on an 11-year-old Josh Tongue would play a test match for England

Ekaterina Alexandrova goes fast, quick win: photos

World No. 23 tennis player beat German Anna-Leman Friedsam in two quick sets

F1 and Sky to create bespoke F1 Hungarian GP coverage for children

Sky's Hungarian Grand Prix coverage will feature a dedicated broadcast for children with bespoke graphics in a bid to attract a younger audience to Formula 1.

New Zealand defeated and elimiated

New Zealand went down 4-0 to the United States in Argentina.

Maroons draw first blood

Two late tries helped secure the game one win for Queensland.

Isle of Man TT 2023: Harrison ups the pace at midway point of practice week

Dean Harrison upped the pace to a 133.514mph on Wednesday night at the 2023 Isle of Man TT as practice week reaches its midway point.

Dozens of Canadian sports ask for national inquiry

Dozens of sport organisations are calling on Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to launch a national inquiry into what they say is a toxic culture of abuse in sport.

All Blacks veteran Whitelock confirms move to France after Rugby World Cup

The 143-test lock will join French club Pau.

Caroline Wozniacki: "he remains one of my best friends"

Caroline Wozniacki: "he remains one of my best friends"

The 10 richest basketball players in the world: Top 10 assets

A ranking of the richest basketball players and former players on the planet

The World Cup message World Rugby have for Sexton, Dupont, Kolisi

There are now just 100 days to go before the 2023 Rugby World Cup kicks off with a humdinger of an opening fixture, the host nation France taking on the All Blacks in Paris on September 8.

The Richie McCaw verdict on France and Ireland's World Cup chances

Two-time World Cup-winning skipper Richie McCaw has given his verdict on the chances of host nation France and Grand Slam Guinness Six Nations champions Ireland at the upcoming finals in France.

Wonderful Mirra Andreeva, first win at 16 at Roland Garros: photos

The young Russian tennis player won on her overall debut in the Paris tournament

Dame Valerie Adams plays on

New research shows a majority of young girls don't have a sporting role model, but a new campaign is aiming to change that - with a very famous face. For someone who’s inspired countless Kiwis to pursue their sporting dreams, Dame Valerie Adams never had a sporting role model of her own. Adams has won four Olympic shot put medals - two of them gold - but the bronze she claimed in Tokyo, as a mother of two, inspired mums to return to elite sport....

Formula E commentator Nicholls sacked over “inappropriate behaviour”

Long-standing Formula E commentator Jack Nicholls has been sacked from his role following an investigation into “inappropriate behaviour”.

Stars chasing maiden title as Mystics seek to add a second to their coffers

Will it be third time lucky for the Stars or will the Mystics add a second ANZ Premiership title to the trophy cabinet?

All Blacks XV, Highlanders forward Mikaele-Tu'u announces move to Japan

The powerhouse No.8 has become the latest NZ player to join the offshore exodus.

Real Madrid wants Lautaro Martinez: Inter Milan's response. Photo

The Argentine striker is one of the leaders of the Nerazzurri team. Javier Zanetti has reassured Inter fans.

Netball fans 'struggling' to get grand final tickets

Calls to rethink ANZ Premiership grand final ticketing after fans miss out.

Villeneuve quits Vanwall after being dropped for Le Mans

Jacques Villeneuve has withdrawn from the remainder of his planned World Endurance Championship campaign with Vanwall Racing squad after being dropped for next month’s Le Mans 24 Hours.

The 10 best footballers in the history of Serie A. Images

Sportal asked artificial intelligence which are the 10 best footballers who have played in the Italian league. Here is the list.

3 top players could leave Bayern Munich: images

The German club will listen to possible offers for the three strikers. Thomas Tuchel has given the okay for possible disposals.

Russian chess player to boycott World Cup

World number 11 chess player Sergey Karjakin says he will not participate in the World Cup without the Russian flag or anthem.

"No reason to panic" over Alfa missing its 2023 F1 targets, says Bottas

Valtteri Bottas says "there's no reason to panic" despite his Alfa Romeo Formula 1 team so far failing to meet the targets it had set for 2023.

Tatiana Weston-Webb, the Brazilian surf queen: photos

Porto Alegre-born surfer prepares for 2024 Olympics

Kiwi Warbrick earns new contract with Storm amid breakthrough NRL season

The former sevens star has impressed his new club with his rapid development in the 13-man code.

Ginetta drivers charge up Autosport National Driver Rankings

Two successful Ginetta drivers have stormed up the Autosport National Driver Rankings leaderboard after both Freddie Slater and Luke Reade scored double wins at Donington Park last weekend.

Dhoni's delayed retirement delights fans

MS Dhoni has announced he will not retire after winning a fifth IPL title.

FIFA to release more World Cup tickets

FIFA will release close to 250,000 more tickets for next month's women's football World Cup in New Zealand and Australia.

Depleted Brumbies look to secure home advantage

The Canberra side will be without key players for their final round robin clash.