Mountain biker Anton Cooper was one of many young athletes who grabbed the country's attention at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.
New Zealand's leading rally driver Hayden Paddon has been rewarded for a strong 2014 with an early Christmas present.
The Black Caps will be without leading spinner Dan Vettori for tonight's deciding fifth ODI against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi.
Steve Smith continued his unbeaten run with a half century in his first test match as captain,.
All Blacks star Dan Carter confirmed he will join French club Racing Metro on a three-year deal at the end of 2015.
The footballers came agonisingly close to another shock win, as nobody thought the bunch of part-timers would get as far as they did.
Kiwi Le Mans driver Brendon Hartley has just completed his first season as a works driver for Porsche.
Dan Carter is poised to become the world's highest paid rugby player when he moves to France after next year's Rugby World Cup on a three-year deal with Racing Metro.
An unsanctioned mixed martial arts event was all fun and games until one fighter lost his prosthetic eye after being kicked in the head.
Auckland City has been knocked out of the FIFA Club World Cup in Morocco after going down 2-1 to Argentine side San Lorenzo in extra time.
Athletics great Valerie Adams has won the New Zealand Olympic Committee's Lonsdale Cup for an unprecedented fifth time.
The Black Caps have tied the one day international series 2-2 with Pakistan after winning by seven runs in Dubai.
Thursday morning's fourth ODI between the Black Caps and Pakistan is set to go ahead despite calls to postpone the game following a Taliban attack on a school.
Auckland City FC are preparing for their latest David versus Goliath battle when they take on South American champions San Lorenzo.
Shaun and Mitchell Marsh have become the fourth set of brothers ever to play together in the baggy green.
3 News sports reporters Michelle Pickles and Jim Kayes joined Firstline to discuss what they thought was the best sporting moments from 2014.
Real Madrid have cruised into the FIFA Club World Cup final in Morocco after sweeping aside Cruz Azul 4-0.
Four years after becoming a Commonwealth Games silver medallist, weightlifter Richie Patterson dreamed of going one better in 2014.
For the first time in more than 12 years, a set of brothers will wear the Baggy Green together for Australia
Steve Hansen has been reappointed as All Blacks coach until the end of the 2017 season according to New Zealand Rugby (NZR).
The Breakers are hoping to give their fans an early Christmas present by beating the Townsville Crocodiles.
Ice hockey players receive plenty of bumps over their careers, but right now they're more worried about the mumps.
It took New Zealand Rugby bosses no more than a nanosecond to decide they wanted Steve Hansen to keep coaching the All Blacks and continue the team's success.
New Zealand Sevens player Gillies Kaka was left to 'high-five' himself after he was rejected by a referee.
The New Zealand Sevens team is improving, but are still yet to win a tournament as they chase a fifth consecutive World Series title.
Hayden Paddon will contest 12 rounds of next year's World Rally Championship after signing a new deal with Hyundai.
New Zealand's top rally driver Hayden Paddon will contest 12 rounds of next year's World Rally Championship after signing a new deal with Hyundai.
Kiwi rally driver Hayden Paddon has signed a contract to drive in the World Rally Championships next year.
Kobe Bryant has passed Michael Jordan to become the third-highest scorer in NBA history.
Flying in a wingsuit has officially been taken to the next level, with the team from Project Base completing the first-ever 'high-five' mid-flight.
Commonwealth Games Bronze medallist Tayla Ford remains modest about her efforts in Glasgow, hoping she has inspired others.
Proud Auckland City coach Ramon Tribulietx says it's already been a successful FIFA World Club tournament for his side.
New Zealand have crashed to a humbling 147-run loss to Pakistan in the third match of their one-day international series.
New Zealand have come up short at the Port Elizabeth Sevens going down 26-17 to South Africa in the final.
The New Zealand Breakers have held off Melbourne United 92-87 at the Hisense Arena to move into outright first on the NBL ladder.
Acting Indian captain Virat Kohli was gracious in defeat after his side's controversial loss in the first Test.
Kiwi Michael Hendry has finished fourth at the Australian PGA Championship on the Gold Coast.
Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke admits he may never play again after suffering yet another injury during the final day of his side's win over India in the first Test.
When it comes to famous football clubs, Manchester United, Bayern Munich and Real Madrid spring to mind. Now you can add Auckland City.
A four-wheel-drive trials event became an ordeal for a father-son team after their vehicle flipped and landed upside down in a stream.
Auckland City FC have made history by reaching the semi-finals of the club World Cup in Morocco thanks to a stunning 1-0 win over the African champions.
The Wellington Phoenix have come back from a goal down to salvage a 1-1 draw with the Central Coast Mariners at Eden Park.
The first Test between Australia and India is heading for a tense finish on the final day.
The world champion Black Sox are now guaranteed the chance of defending their title in Canada next year.
A memorial to a no-man's land soccer match between British and German troops during the "Christmas Truce" in World War I has been unveiled in Belgium.
The Phoenix admit they will reconsider their future in Auckland if a poor crowd turns up the A-League clash with the Central Coast Mariners.
A year ago Dayna Story faced her worst nightmare - the surfing champion was told by doctors she couldn't surf or exercise for two years.
Towering lock Brodie Rettalick has two of world rugby's biggest titles, and his All Black career is just getting started.
Peter Siddle had a moment to forget when he let a catch slip through his hands and smack him right in the face.
It's been a great year for the 49er sailing pair of Peter Burling and Blair Tuke, but they are already looking to the future.
A century by stand-in captain Virat Kohli has lifted India to 369-5 at stumps after the third day of the opening Test.
The New Zealand Breakers engineered a 23-point turnaround to down competition leaders Perth Wildcats 77-66.
All Black Brodie Retallick added New Zealand's top rugby honour to his World Rugby award for international player of the year.
All Black Daniel Carter has got an eye on rugby's biggest prize.
New Zealand's top shot putters are pleading for the International Olympics Committee not to forget tradition as they remodel the games in the future.
Auckland City is through to the FIFA Club World Cup quarterfinals for the first time since 2009.
High Performance Sport New Zealand has announced their latest round of funding.
Australia's Mitchell Johnson and India batsman Virat Kohli had a heart-in-mouth moment on the third day of the first Test when Kohli took a bouncer to his helmet.
The attacking trio of Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez were all on target as Barcelona beat PSG 3-1.
Commonwealth Games gold medallist David Nyika's decision to change weight class was with a 2016 Olympic medal in mind.