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Will he go to the bench? Cristiano Ronaldo a little bit smiles and a little bit doesn't: photos

Portugal will face Liechtenstein in a European Championships qualifying match.


'Possession rugby is dead': Eddie Jones plots power game for the Wallabies

Eddie Jones has warned fans expecting the Wallabies to return to the glory days of the Galloping Greens-like running rugby under his coaching may be left disappointed.


Cricket: Batsman finds gaps in heritage knowledge as chances grow for national Māori teams

The Māori All Blacks are one of New Zealand's top sports teams and national Māori cricket teams could soon walk out on to the park too.


Tiaan Whelpton: 'This is where I'm meant to be'

Young Canterbury sprinter Tiaan Whelpton is about to run the toughest race of his career, and he's hoping for many more.


The 10 best goalkeepers in history: photos

futbolretro.es has chosen the best goalkeepers in soccer history: present 2 Italians. Here is the complete list in random order.


Blues coach pleased the All Blacks coaching 'soap opera' is over

Blues coach Leon MacDonald hopes he could remain with the Super Rugby franchise, should he become new All Blacks coach Scott Robertson's deputy.


Here is the new WTA ranking, the ranking of women's tennis.

The list of the top 100 tennis players in the world ranking is updated weekly, this one as of 20 March 2023.Still leading the international ranking is Poland's Iga Swiantek (9975 points), with a sidereal advantage over the competition, considering the 6740 points of Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka and the 5605 of American Jessica Pegula.Kazakhstan's Elena Rybakyna jumped up three places to the seventh place after her victory in the WTA1000 in Indian Wells. Greece's Maria Sakkari drops to tenth place.


F1 ready for talks to revise cost cap rules

Formula 1 chiefs are lined up for discussions with teams about potential changes to the cost cap rules to help smaller squads catch up, Autosport has learned.


Netflix Break Point: 6 things to know about tennis player Ajla Tomljanovic

Australian tennis player Ajla Tomljanovic is in the spotlight in the new Netflix documentary "Break Point". Learn the story and interesting facts about Ajla Tomljanovic, the Croatian-born Australian tennis player who has won the hearts of fans around the world. She has not yet won a WTA tournament and her best ranking is the current 33rd place and still she is one of the most followed tennis players. From her origins to her life off the court, here are some fascinating facts about this talented athlete.


Twinkle toes teen runs riot in world sevens

Jorja Miller has quickly become one of the key players in the successful Black Ferns Sevens in her first season on the world series circuit, and it's a unique combination of sports that's helped her reach the top, Merryn Anderson discovers. Jorja Miller’s life has always been a balancing act between her two sporting loves - both literally keeping her on her toes. The 19-year-old Black Ferns Sevens star grew up in Timaru playing rugby, inspired...


Super Rugby teams: Matatū, Chiefs confirm starting sides for Aupiki final

Official team lists and injury news for this week's round of Super Rugby Pacific and Super Rugby Aupiki.


Super Rugby Pacific: NSW Waratahs v Chiefs at Sydney's Allianz Stadium - Live

Join us at 9:30pm, as the tabletopping Hamiltonians venture put their unbeaten record on the line across the ditch.


NZ motorsport to bid high-octane farewell to iconic Pukekohe Park Raceway

The forecast for Pukekohe this weekend - mainly fine, with a chance of thunder.


'I am not at fault': Jake Robertson hits out after twin brother Zane's drugs ban

"People have lumped me together with my brother, as if we were physically joined at the hip."


Eels snap NRL winless run in golden point thriller against Penrith Panthers

In a rematch of last year's grand final, the Eels picked up their first points of 2023.


Shaun Edwards wades in on Freddie Steward's rescinded red

French defence coach Shaun Edwards has expressed his bemusement over the decision to send off Freddie Steward in England's final Six Nations match against Ireland in Dublin.


Waikato FPC side to ditch white shorts

Waikato's Farah Palmer Cup team will no longer wear white shorts.


10 reasons why hockey fans are the best sports fans

If there’s one thing that the pandemic has taught us about hockey, it’s that an NHL game just isn’t the same without fans in the stands. As Steven Ellis of The Hockey News writes, “Hockey relies on energy. It’s fast, loud and physical. It feeds on the excitement of fans losing their minds over a big hit or a crafty goal.” In that sense, it’s almost as if the fans are part of the action, capable of affecting the outcome of the game. Here are 10 more reasons why hockey fans are the best sports fans.


'X-factor' Ferguson remains Blackcaps test prospect, despite injury woes

New Zealand bowling coach Shane Jurgensen believes the 31-year-old has a red-ball future.


Which World Cup winning team overcame the toughest challenge

Every World Cup winning team deserves its place in rugby’s pantheon. These nine squads, captained by eight men, representing just four nations, are totems of excellence. They are the grand masters of their sport.


Sime Vrsaljko and others: all footballers who retired in 2023: photos

The year has just begun, but there are already several champions who have bid farewell to playing soccer.


Most expensive lineup in Serie A, dominated by AC Milan

The value of a soccer team is measured not only in terms of wins and losses, but also by the value of its players. According to Transfermarkt, which tracks the market value of players, the Italian Serie A has a typical lineup valued at well over 1 billion euros. Juventus , with an estimated team value of 639.50 million euros, is the most expensive team in the league, followed by AC Milan (400.05 million euros) and Inter (354.70 million euros). The value of Serie A teams is steadily increasing, thanks in part to the arrival of new owners and improved performance on the field. However, fans are well aware that the value of a team is not everything: the passion, commitment, and determination of the players are key to achieving success.


Doohan having "fundamental issues" with Virtuosi F2 car in 2023

Alpine Academy driver Jack Doohan says he has had “fundamental issues” with his Virtuosi Racing Formula 2 car so far this season.


'Wake Up, Lachy!': The Wiggles returning to NZ in August

The beloved Aussie band was last in Aotearoa a year ago.


NRL superstar Suaalii reportedly agrees to code switch, sights set on Wallabies

The 19-year-old Sydney Roosters back will swap to play rugby union at the end of 2024.


As Six Nations red cards fly one side has kept a clean sheet for 23 years

It's hardly a secret that there has seen a significant increase in red cards in recent years in rugby union - and the Guinness Six Nations has been no exception.


20 of the greatest female tennis players in history

Who are the greatest players in the history of women’s tennis? We’ve compiled a list of 20 of the greatest women to ever swing a racket. Take a look at these Open-era aces and see who’s No. 1.


All Whites linchpin Wood trending towards unavailability for rematch against China

The Nottingham Forest striker didn't travel with the team to Wellington on Friday.


Boult ignored, Blackcaps and White Ferns signed in English 'Hundred' draft

The star bowler was overlooked, despite his availability after giving up a national contract.


'It's really poor': Eddie Jones criticises All Blacks coaching process

Wallabies coach Eddie Jones has criticised New Zealand Rugby for their “poor” treatment of All Blacks boss Ian Foster.


Reports: Rugby Australia close to landing NRL star Joseph Sua'ali'i

Eddie Jones' desires to convert some of the NRL's finest to rugby union are a step closer to reality this week with multiple sources claiming Suaalii is on the verge of signing a $1.6 million contract from 2025.


Hume bounces back from injury to power Stars' ANZ Premiership surge

The shooter is back on court and making an instant impact for the competition leaders.


The sports moments that brought us to tears

Why do sports make us cry? After all, it’s “just a game.” Except, for many fans, it’s more than just a game. It’s our identity, our sense of community. As such, it can be hard not to take our favourite athletes’ or teams’ wins and losses personally, because we see a part of ourselves in them.Here are some of the sports moments that brought us to tears (some happy, some not so happy).


Blackcaps confirm debutant duo for opening ODI against Sri Lanka at Eden Park

Chad Bowes and Rachin Ravindra will both make their first one-day international appearances at Eden Park on Saturday.


Watch This Racer Successfully Avoid A Surprise Ambulance At The Track

Two racers took swift evasive action after a miscommunication sent an ambulance onto a live track in Georgia.


Honda set to test Kalex MotoGP chassis prior to Americas GP

Honda is set to test a new chassis designed by Kalex prior to April’s Americas Grand Prix as it heads into the 2023 MotoGP season on the backfoot.


Inside Goodwood's plans for a shining diamond celebration

OPINION: A year of anniversaries has been launched as the Sussex circuit lifts the curtain on its 75th birthday celebrations – and it’s clear the track remains as popular as ever


The 10 tennis players who earned the most money in their careers: photos

Some tournaments have very large prizes.


Serie A: the most valuable footballer for each team. Photo

Transfermarkt has updated the values of players in the Italian league: let's see the most valuable for each team.


Super Rugby Pacific: Injury-hit Crusaders overcome determined Brumbies - As it happened

Winger Leicester Fainga'anuku scored a couple of tries to add to his season tally.


Bundesliga's most valuable eleven: photos

Transfermarkt has updated the market values of players in the German league: the Top 11 with the 4-3-3.


The 2026 World Cup will be the biggest in history

The rumors of the New York Times expert journalist, Tariq Panja, have been confirmed: a new format for the 2026 World Cup (to be held between Mexico, the United States, and Canada) was approved in the Fifa Governing Council . Here are all the details. The competition will consist of 104 matches and 48 teams will participate. The Fifa Governing Council has, in fact, unanimously approved the proposal to change the format of the review. The rounds will remain four-team and there will be 12 instead of 16 three-team groups as first thought.


Key out, Sanchez in as McLaren restructures F1 team

McLaren has announced a major restructuring of its Formula 1 team, which includes the departure of technical director James Key and the arrival of former Ferrari engineer David Sanchez.


Ford CEO Suggests A Road-Legal Mustang GT3 Might Be Considered

Jim Farley asked an interesting question on Twitter.


Crusaders celebrate Robertson's All Blacks elevation with gritty win over Brumbies

The six-time defending Super Rugby champions have won consecutive games for the first time this season.


Razor is the injection of authenticity NZ desperately needs

Scott Robertson will be one of the most engaging coaches on the international circuit.


Vern Cotter has new club in sights after shock Fiji exit

Just seven weeks after he quit as head coach of Fiji in dramatic fashion and Vern Cotter appears to have a new club on the horizon.


Ferrari holds off on 499P Hypercar IMSA programme decision

Ferrari has ruled out any decision on an expansion of its 499P Le Mans Hypercar programme into the IMSA SportsCar Championship in 2024 before the summer.


Webber to focus on Te Reo as NZ Sevens teams named

The Black Ferns and All Blacks Sevens teams have been selected for the Hong Kong leg of the World Series, with veteran Joe Webber stepping away from the men's team to pursue another ambition.


Blues v Warriors: Where did the love go?

This Sunday in Auckland the Blues and Warriors will both play home games at the same time in their hometown, for what might be the first time ever.