New Zealand Golf expect to reap the rewards of Lydia Ko's record-breaking accolade in a few days' time.
Novak Djokovic dismissed suggestions he foxed injury during his Australian Open final triumph, saying he suffered a genuine "physical crisis".
The big names, led by Sam Webster, shone brightest on the final day of the national track cycling championships in Cambridge.
Novak Djokovic has rewritten tennis history with yet another Australian Open final triumph over Andy Murray on a drama-charged night at Melbourne Park.
The South Sydney Rabbitohs are the new NRL Nines champions, beating a resilient Cronulla Sharks 18-14 with a golden try in extra time.
Sam Webster and Steph McKenize launched thrilling come-from-behind rides to snare keirin gold medals at the national track cycling championships.
Kiwi women's golf phenomenon Lydia Ko has succeeded Tiger Woods as the youngest player to be crowned world No.1.
It threatened to devolve into a war of words as much as anything else on Saturday night, as Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova gave their vocal cords a thorough workout on Rod Laver Arena.
The Warriors have kept their finals hopes alive with a crucial 22-8 victory over the Wests Tigers in their final pool match of the NRL Nines at Eden Park.
New Zealand's Lydia Ko has ascended to the top of world golf faster than any player in the game's history.
Paul Gallen has edged out fellow Australian Randall Ray to earn a unanimous decision in the NRL Footy Show Fight Night in Sydney.
New Zealand have cruised to victory over Pakistan in a World Cup warm-up match in Wellington.
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the death of one of the great Kiwi innovators AAA John Britten.
While the Black Caps took on Pakistan today, Sir Richard Hadlee spent the day indulging in a bit of beach cricket.
Novak Djokovic will meet Andy Murray in tomorrow's Australian Open final AAA the third time the pair will face off for the title.
Sam Webster and Steph McKenzie have retained their sprint titles at the National Track Cycling Champs in Cambridge.
Mitch Evans parked his Formula One ambitions today to have a crack in a New Zealand Supertourer, which meant taking on his older brother, Simon.
New Zealand will require 211 for victory after they bowled out Pakistan for 210 off 45 overs in a World Cup warm-up match in Wellington.
The Warriors have opened their NRL Nines campaign with an entertaining 17-10 win over the Gold Coast Titans.
The Black Caps have won the toss and will have a bowl against Pakistan at Westpac Stadium, Wellington.
Black Caps coach Mike Hesson's thrown his support behind struggling opener Martin Guptill, after he picked up his third duck of the series in last night's 34-run defeat to Sri Lanka.
Sam Ackerman is with some of NRL's biggest stars, who are gearing up for the second annual NRL Nines clash at Eden Park this weekend.
Mike Hesson wants an improved performance from his bowlers when the Black Caps take on Pakistan on Saturday.
Australian Open finalist Andy Murray has defended fiancée Kim Sears after she was caught on camera swearing at his opponent Tomas Berdych.
Firstline's Sam Ackerman catches up with code-hopping international Wendell Sailor to chat all things Nines.
While the players will be the stars of the show at the Auckland NRL Nines over the weekend, the event wouldn't be able to take place without those who work out of the spotlight.
McLaren unveiled their new car, the MP4-30, which will be piloted by former world champions Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button in 2015, in an online presentation.
Sixth seed Andy Murray has won an ill-tempered match against Tomas Berdych at the Australian Open to book himself a place in the final.
The Breakers have registered a 90-79 statement win over the Perth Wildcats in the ANBL at the North Shore Events Centre in Auckland.
Sri Lanka have beaten the Black Caps by 34 runs in Wellington in the final match of their seven-game one day international series.
Shaun Johnson rates it a tougher gig than playing in the Four Nations, a tournament in which he inspired the Kiwis to victory in November.
Maria Sharapova has beaten Ekaterina Makarova in straight sets and looks set to meet arch rival Serena Williams in the Australian Open final.
Sri Lanka have set the Black Caps a target of 288 to win in the seventh one-day international at Westpac Stadium in Wellington.
Stand-in Black Caps captain Kane Williamson has lost the toss and will bowl first in the seventh one-day international against the Black Caps in Wellington.
Barcelona saw off 9-man Atletico Madrid 3-2 in a crazy Copa del Rey quarter-final that got all too much for Arda Turan.
Tottenham set up an all-London English League Cup final against Chelsea when they drew 2-2 with Sheffield United.
French side Nice B have come up with a new way to defend a free-kick.
Cristiano Ronaldo has been banned for two matches after being sent-off for lashing out at a defender.
Novak Djokovic's imperious form continues at the year's first Grand Slam, as he chases another Melbourne crown.
Chelsea striker Diego Costa faces a three-game suspension after being charged with violent conduct for appearing to stamp on Liverpool's Emre Can.
Brett Lee's finished his outstanding cricket career with a flourish in the Big Bash final in Canberra.
Kiwis captain Simon Mannering has been named Player of the Year at New Zealand Rugby League Awards.
With the Black Caps having already wrapped up the series, tomorrow's final match against Sri Lanka is a dead rubber.
Deflate-gate continues to hang over next Monday's Super Bowl.
Holden Racing Team (HRT) have revealed a unique, all-black HRT Commodore for its 25th anniversary and are hoping they can celebrate the milestone all season long.
Batting coach Craig McMillan has squashed a theory that captain Brendon McCullum must rein in his blazing approach at the top of the New Zealand innings.
Seattle running back Marshawn Lynch, the self-described quiet man of the NFL, stole the show at Super Bowl Media Day on Tuesday, but his act got mixed reviews.
Wellington Phoenix manager Ernie Merrick has slammed the state of his side's training pitches after Manny Muscat suffered an injury scare standing in a pothole.
Branislav Ivanovic headed Chelsea into the English League Cup final with a 1-0 victory over Liverpool.
Stoke City forward Bojan Krkic will miss the rest of the season with a knee injury.
Andy Murray extinguished the last of the local hopes during a blustery quarterfinal at the Australian Open.
Pakistan batsman Haris Sohail has reportedly been left 'traumatised' following a supernatural experience in a Christchurch hotel room.
Black Caps all-rounder Corey Anderson admits he's been working on his death bowling ahead of next month's Cricket World Cup.
With a dozen All Blacks in their 30s come September's World Cup, managing players' bodies is incredibly important this season.
Australian golfer Robert Allenby reportedly ran up a bar tab of NZ$4500 at a Honolulu strip club the night he claims he was attacked.
World No. 3 Rafael Nadal has been sensationally sent packing by Tomas Berdych in the Australian Open quarterfinals.
Maria Sharapova has reached the semi-finals of the Australian Open, beating Eugenie Bouchard at the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne.
The NFL is reportedly looking intently at a New England locker room attendant as it probes improperly inflated footballs used by the Patriots.
Auckland champion Venus Williams continued her march at the Australian Open reaching the quarterfinals of a Grand Slam for the first time in four years.
Brendon McCullum will join his Black Caps teammates in Wellington for the final one-dayer against Sri Lanka on Thursday.