Asensio leaves Real Madrid: all clubs interested, photos

Spanish striker says goodbye to Spanish club in June and seeks new team

Verstappen "clipped a few barriers" on frantic Monaco F1 pole run

Max Verstappen revealed he brushed the wall several times on a spectacular final sector push to snatch pole away from Fernando Alonso at Formula 1's Monaco Grand Prix.

Gronholm crashes out of rally return

Rally legend Marcus Gronholm’s return to competition has ended prematurely following a crash after the first stage at the Mythical Cars Rally.

Watch: Chiefs prop Ross checks on Warriors score during win over Brumbies

"You're kidding, there goes the multi."

Bayern Munich, Musiala's goal is worth the Bundesliga: photos of the Bavarians' celebration

The Bavarians win the Bundesliga title again on the last day of the season

Stars dethrone Pulse in thriller for all-Auckland ANZ Premiership final

For the second straight week, Amorangi Malesala provided the goal that kept the Stars alive.

Crouser smashes shot put world record; Walsh a distant second

Two-time Olympic champion Ryan Crouser has demolished his own shot put world record, throwing 23.56m at the Los Angeles Grand Prix.

From Race To Retro: BMW Nurburg 80s Special By Nicola Giannattasio

This 2011 BMW S1000RR looks like it took its grandfather’s clothes.

Simona Halep takes it out: 'they are killing my career'

Simona Halep, the strong Romanian tennis player and two-time Slam winner, once again denounces from her social pages what is happening to her. The former number one (from 2017 to 2018) is suspended for alleged doping for eight months and a hearing against her continues to be postponed.Officially suspended on 7 October 2022 after testing positive for roxadustat at the US Open in August, she is now accusing anti-doping bodies of damaging her record.

Susie Wolff: We will see a female F1 driver in the next 10 years

Susie Wolff, the managing director of F1 Academy, has predicted that Formula 1 will have a female driver competing against men within the next 10 years.

Venus wins Geneva Open doubles in ideal grand slam warmup

Michael Venus has warmed up for the French Open in spectacular style by winning the Geneva Open alongside British doubles partner Jamie Murray.

Last-chance saloon: What's left to play for in Super Rugby Pacific final round

Next week's results will decide match-ups for the competition playoffs.

Valencia racism fine reduced on appeal

The La Liga club which subjected Real Madrid forward Vinicius Jr to racist abuse has had its punishment reduced.

Borussia Dortmund, Bellingham and teammates' desperation for Bundesliga lost: photos

Home draw against Mainz costs yellow-and-whites title

Mark Telea goes next level in Blues 36-25 win over Hurricanes

The Blues have beaten the Hurricanes 36-25 in Auckland thanks to a stunning four try performance from winger Mark Telea.

Borussia Dortmund draw hands German title to Bayern Munich

Borussia Dortmund's dream of their first Bundesliga title in 11 years turned into a nightmare after a shock 2-2 home draw handed the title to Bayern Munich.

Munster stun Stormers in tense URC final

Munster dethroned hosts Stormers in the United Rugby Championship final scoring late to complete an unlikely 19-14 triumph at the end of a gruelling contest.

Three Lotto players win $333k - here's where the winning tickets were sold

Powerball has rolled over and will be $10 million on Wednesday.

NZ Rugby denies blocking rainbow flag on Weet-Bix card of Black Ferns star Tui

The Olympic gold medallist and World Cup winner won't participate in the breakfast cereal campaign.

Boxing: Lani Daniels crowned world heavyweight champion

Lani Daniels and Alrie Meleisea went to war inside the ring in Auckland last night.

Roglic poised for maiden Giro d'Italia crown

Primoz Roglic was poised to win his first Giro d'Italia title after snatching the leader's maglia rosa from Geraint Thomas on the penultimate stage.

'Not much leaves me wordless': Smith reflects on fairytale Dunedin farewell, as playoffs beckon for Highlanders

Aaron Smith's understudy Folau Fakatava's late try stole victory for the Highlanders to and keep their playoffs hopes alive.

Depth of focus

Today we start the Pinnacle Series. A weekly showcase of future leaders and inspirational young New Zealanders from the Hyundai Pinnacle Programme who are forging ahead in their chosen fields. First up, Kirsten Fisher-Marsters has her sights set on championing the next generation of promising young athletes. July 23, 2021, is not a date many people have reason to remember, but for Kirsten Fisher-Marsters, who carried the Cook Islands flag on...

Schalke, players in tears after relegation: photos

Reis' team upset after the game lost to Leipzig

Prolific Haaland crowned EPL player of the season

Erling Haaland was named the Premier League's Player of the Season after a record-breaking debut campaign in which he has delivered goals by the sackful

Battle of Britain may be back on

World heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has laid own the challenge to Anthony Joshua.

DTM Oschersleben: Preining on pole as Porsche dominates Sunday qualifying

Thomas Preining claimed his maiden DTM pole in Sunday’s qualifying session at Oschersleben, as Porsche grabbed five of the top seven spots on the grid.

Boston force game seven against Miami with last-gasp win

Derrick White scored just before the buzzer sounded and the Boston Celtics forced a Game seven with a dramatic 104-103 victory over the Miami Heat.

Will Jordan commits to All Blacks and Crusaders

Will Jordan has signed a four-year contract extension with New Zealand Rugby, keeping him with the Crusaders and the All Blacks until the end of the next World Cup in 2027.

Robertson rues key injuries during Crusaders' costly win over Waratahs

With just two weeks left until the playoffs, All Blacks David Havili and Cullen Grace both left the field in clear pain.

Why the legend of Indy’s holy grail makes it unmissable

OPINION: Fans flock to Indianapolis Motor Speedway every year to see IndyCar's great and good battle for one leg of motorsport's prized Triple Crown. Competing for Indianapolis 500 glory is as important today as it ever was

'Not in the clear yet': Kiwi Harawira-Naera out of hospital after dramatic NRL collapse

The match stopped for more than 10 minutes, after the Canberra forward fell to the ground and began to convulse.

Juventus revolution, Di Maria, Chiesa and Vlahovic, who leaves and who stays

In his recent conversation with John Elkann, coach Massimiliano Allegri reassured the club's owner of the club's ability to cope without resorting to exorbitant investment: he will have strong faith in the young players who have already gained experience this year (such as Fagioli and Miretti), and on whom the coach knows he can rely. The toughest challenge will be to re-integrate the many players returning from loans (such as Arthur, Kulusevski, McKennie and Zakaria), and to earn money. This will be the task of the new sporting director (a role for which Francesco Calvo, head of the sporting area, is working, and who retains the trust of managing director Maurizio Scanavino): Juventus have already chosen Giuntoli, who must first free himself from Napoli. De Laurentiis, president of Napoli, is obstructing for the moment, and Juventus do not exclude plan B, i.e. an internal solution (Giovanni Manna, current sporting director of the Next Gen, with Federico Cherubini, who is, however, inhibited due to the capital gains issue).

Super Rugby Pacific: Highflying Chiefs trounce ACT Brumbies - As it happened

The result clinches top spot on the competition table for the regular season.

Harawira-Naera collapses during NRL match

The New Zealand forward collapsed late in Canberra's match against South Sydney.

Mind. Set. Engage: What happens when you're off your game?

Mind. Set. Engage explores rugby players' mental fitness and provides tools for maintaining it, much like any other facet of keeping in shape.

Farrell praised after Saracens win English Premiership

Saracens director of rugby Mark McCall poured praise on man of the match Owen Farrell after the London club won the English Premiership final.

Alonso took "uncomfortable" risks in hunt for F1 Monaco GP pole

Fernando Alonso admitted that his Monaco Grand Prix qualifying laps came with an "uncomfortable" amount of risk as he attempted to claim his first Formula 1 pole since 2012.

New Zealand crushed by hosts Argentina in final group match at U20 World Cup

They'll now rely on other results going their way to determine whether they advance to the knockout stages.

Fabio Quagliarella comes out in tears but doesn't run away: photos

Sampdoria captain ready to stay even in minor league

Hillier, Fox and Alker on the pace at leading tournaments

New Zealand golfers Daniel Hillier, Ryan Fox and Steve Alker are all well-placed for big paydays entering the final round of tournaments in Europe and the United States.

Luton Town win return to Premier League after 31 years away

Luton Town will play in the Premier League for the first time after beating Coventry City 6-5 on penalties the Championship playoff final at Wembley Stadium.

India's highest-paid athletes: Top 10 salaries

The ranking of India's highest-paid sportsmen in 2022

Chiefs secure top spot

The Chiefs cannot be caught at the top of the Super Rugby Pacific table.

A Titan of Two Sports: Honoring Jim Brown's impact on football and lacrosse

Kerr stars as Chelsea win Women's Super League

Sam Kerr scored twice as Chelsea cruised to a 3-0 victory over Reading to win their fourth consecutive FA Women's Super League title.

'Just really calm': Former Supercars wiz McLaughlin poised for breakout Indy 500 win

His first two attempts at the iconic race haven't ended well.

Djokovic says great rival Nadal will be missed in Paris

Novak Djokovic joked that he was a relieved man after Rafa Nadal withdrew from the French Open but deep down the Serbian has nothing but respect for his eternal rival.

Super Rugby: Failure to deal with head shots overshadows incredible action

Analysis - A series of headshot failures overshadows this year's Super Rugby Pacific. Jamie Wall asks what's it going to take for this massive issue in the game to be taken seriously?

Kiwi Armstrong happy to wait for Indy500 bow in stellar debut season

The 22-year-old is only racing road and street courses this year, but has still impressed.