Ireland captain Paul O'Connell pulled out of the Rugby World Cup and ended his international career because of a hamstring injury.
Controversial league star Todd Carney is suing the Cronulla Sharks for more than $3m.
Since his arrival in 2011, Cedric Jackson has been at the heart of the Breakers success.
Heavyweight Joseph Parker got face-to-face with his next opponent today AAA 45-year-old Kali Meehan.
The French may have a certain hoodoo over the All Blacks, but just be thankful they haven't taken to voodoo in a bid to win in Cardiff this weekend.
Breakers star Corey Webster had a limited night in his third NBA preseason game for the New Orleans Pelicans against the Chicago Bulls.
4-4-2 is 3news.co.nz's online exclusive football show, with four issues debated in four minutes, by two idiots.
David Di Somma and John Day are joined by Melissa Davies to preview the All Blacks quarterfinal against France.
Joseph Parker is preparing for a "serious fight" against experienced boxer Kali Meehan.
Dan Carter was not impressed with Richie McCaw's water boy skills, jokingly slating the All Blacks captain.
The All Blacks say there is no capital to be gained from digging up the past as they look to the quarterfinals of the World Cup in Cardiff.
The Wellington Phoenix are quickly learning that statistics count for little after falling 2-1 to Newcastle Jets in their A-League opener.
It's the start of a busy international season for riders like Simon van Velthooven with the goal of booking a ticket to the Olympics.
It will be Northern Hemisphere against Southern Hemisphere in the Rugby World Cup quarterfinals.
The All Blacks are gearing up for "do or die" footy - and France again is the enemy.
Japan have become the first side to win three Rugby World Cup pool games and fail to reach the knockout stages after beating Japan 25-18 at Kingsholm Stadium in Gloucester.
It might be 'the replay' but the All Blacks should feel good about facing a France side in the quarterfinals after their poor performance against Ireland.
Alex de Angelis is in a "critical condition" with bleeding inside his brain after a practice crash on the eve of the Japan Grand Prix, a race doctor said.
The All Blacks will play France in the Rugby World Cup quarterfinals after Ireland topped group D with a 24-9 win at the Millenium Stadium in Cardiff.
Lewis Hamilton took full advantage of Mercedes' teammate Nico Rosberg's mechanical misfortunes to seize a commanding victory in the incident-filled Russian Grand Prix.
Italian five-eighth Tommaso Allan brought up a century of Test points on Monday morning (NZT) as Italy beat Romania 32-22 to secure the crucial third spot in World Cup Pool D.
Newcastle Jets punished Wellington Phoenix's inability to finish with a season-opening 2-1 A-League win at Westpac Stadium in Wellington.
Veteran Juan Martin Hernandez has led Argentina to a nine-try 64-19 hammering of plucky Namibia in their final Pool C clash.
Live streaming commentary and video highlights as France take on Ireland at the Rugby World Cup.
The Newcastle Jets have spoiled the Wellington Phoenix's A-League opener, edging a 2-1 win at Westpac Stadium.
The Phoenix had their best campaign under coach Ernie Merrick last time out, but faltered when it mattered in the playoffs.
Mount Panorama has once again delivered a healthy dose of drama for the Bathurst 1000, as one of the strongest-ever Kiwi line-ups chases victory in the Great Race.
The 2014 World Champion single sculler, Emma Twigg, is back in the country, with Rio firmly on her mind.
Being a boxer's mum can't be easy. Sala Parker has watched people try to punch son Joe in the head for over half his life.
It's a week until the All Blacks play the much-anticipated quarter finals, but tomorrow morning's Ireland/France match will set the stage for it.
Carlos Sainz says he's sore but still wants to take part in the Russian Grand Prix after escaping unhurt from a high-speed crash during the final practice.
England concluded their World Cup with a meaningless 60-3 rout of Uruguay in Manchester, with Jack Nowell and Nick Easter scoring three times each.
David Di Somma and John Day react to Tony Woodcock's hamstring injury in the All Blacks' final pool match against Tonga - and assess the selection of replacement Joe Moody.
The All Blacks' most capped prop Tony Woodcock has had his international career ended, after suffering a hamstring injury early in the second half of the 47-9 win over Tonga in Newcastle.
An extraordinary defensive display has handed the Wallabies victory in their all-important Rugby World Cup clash with Wales.
Captain Greig Laidlaw's 26 points inspired Scotland to a 36-33 win over Samoa and a place in the World Cup quarter-finals behind South Africa.
Hayden Roulston's track comeback has continued in Invercargill, with the Cantabrian claiming the Individual Pursuit title at the Oceania Track Champs.
Scotland are just one tantalising match away from achieving what England could not AAA qualifying for the quarter finals.
Nathan Rarere joins Nate from Mai FM to offer their own rapid-fire take on the All Blacks win over Tonga.
All Blacks fans were in a more buoyant mood following their side's improved performance over Tonga in Newcastle this morning.
A driver in a V8 Supercars support category has suffered a horror crash at Mount Panorama, barely 24 hours after Ford star Chaz Mostert's shock accident.
The All Blacks have hit their straps in the last half-hour to beat Tonga 47-9 in Newcastle and end a stuttering Rugby World Cup pool campaign on a high.
Video highlights, live updates as they happen and all the action as the All Blacks take on Tonga in Newcastle.
The Ranfurly Shield is heading back to Hamilton after Waikato overcame Hawke's Bay 36-30 in Napier.
The All Blacks have a final chance to hit top-gear ahead of the Rugby World Cup quarter finals in their final pool match against Tonga in Newcastle tomorrow morning.
Joseph Parker is laughing off Kali Meehan's comments that he has never had a real fight.
Last year's Bathurst winner Chaz Mostert has crashed out in spectacular fashion during qualifying for the Top 10 shoot-out.
Usually it's the top 10 shootout which provides the biggest pre-race excitement at Bathurst, but the pace shown already this year means tonight's qualifying will create history.
The Breakers held what coach Dean Vickerman described as an "honest" video review of their chastening 90-71 loss to the Adelaide 36ers.
Shane Long stunned world champions Germany with a goal that guaranteed Ireland a Euro 2016 playoff spot on an historic night at Lansdowne Road as the hosts won 1-0.
Stand-in captain Kieran Read says it's time for the real All Blacks to stand up at the Rugby World Cup.
Who is New Zealand's biggest threat at the Rugby World Cup, and which All Black can make the biggest impact?
The more I think about this All Black team named to play Tonga, it is actually very close to the top XV.
Brisbane Roar have kicked their A-League campaign off in style, steamrolling the Western Sydney Wanderers 3-1.
Tasman have turned the form book on its head and gained a measure of revenge for last year's ITM Cup final result with a 35-17 win over Taranaki.
Some in the game may feel it's just not cricket, but it seems the pink balls to be used in next month's historic day-night Test match between the Black Caps and Australia in Adelaide are the way of the future.
A minor hip injury to All Blacks captain Richie McCaw will see him miss Saturday's final pool match against Tonga at the Rugby World Cup.
Tensions boiled over between the Pittsburgh Pirates and Chicago Cubs during their Wildcard match to reach the MLB playoffs.
Issac Luke and Adam Blair will co-captain the Kiwis tour of England next month after Simon Mannering was ruled out.
Robbie Deans has snubbed suggestions he is interested in the England coaching position.