Alex Marquez was blocked by Yamaha from joining SRT in MotoGP

A documentary about Alex Marquez has revealed he had signed a contract to join Petronas SRT for a MotoGP step in 2021, only for Yamaha to block the move.

From Olympic hero to disgraced drug cheat: The rise and fall of Ben Johnson

Magic Johnson’s forgotten basketball comeback in Sweden

'Unacceptable': NZ Rugby condemns abuse of officials after another referee steps back

World Cup final TMO Tom Foley is the latest referee to have suffered online abuse.

'Shows model can work': New Barrett contract vindicates All Blacks eligibility rules

Current criteria require national team candidates to play Super Rugby or provincial rugby - but there are exceptions.

Ocon switches to “war mode” after “wasted opportunity” in F1 2023

Esteban Ocon says that his 2023 season with the Alpine Formula 1 team represented a “wasted opportunity” as he was hampered by too many retirements.

Perez opens up on F1 2023 slump - "I cannot be this bad, something's going on"

Sergio Perez has opened up on how his Red Bull struggles in 2023 made Formula 1 'no longer fun', and why he didn't consider walking away after his "worst weekend ever".

WRC to adopt new points system to spice up rallies

The World Rally Championship will introduce a new points system aimed to spice up the action at events next year.

Golf roll back rules: When golf changes will take place

Golf’s ruling bodies are changing the game to make sure the golf ball goes shorter.

Mitchell Johnson on David Warner’s farewell test: Anthony Mundine call’s former quick ‘un-Australian’

The former world boxing champion says the 'low act' was uncalled for.

Pourchaire: Lawson shows Super Formula is a great step to F1

Newly-crowned Formula 2 champion Theo Pourchaire thinks Liam Lawson's impressive F1 cameos in 2023 show Super Formula is the best next step for his career.

'No concerns': NZ Rugby unfazed by departing All Blacks greats as new era begins

Over 500 caps worth of test experience has left New Zealand after the World Cup in France.

Football Ferns round out disappointing year with defeat to Colombia

The result means the NZ women finish 2023 with two wins from 16 games and just five goals to their credit.

Colombia defeats Footballl Ferns in Bogota after defensive lapse solidifies 1-0 finish

It's back to the drawing board for New Zealand as they yet again fail to score.

Wellington Phoenix captain Annalie Longo blindsided by Chloe Knott’s shock departure

Longo says there was 'absolutely not' a cultural problem at the Phoenix.

New Zealand vs Bangladesh: Josh Clarkson, Will O’Rourke and Adi Ashok named in ODI squad

A large chunk of the Black Caps World Cup ODI squad will miss the first home series.

Nigel Tiley liked the look of Riodini and new Ellerslie surface on first day of competitive gallops

“Ellerslie has always been one of my favourite tracks".

Mercedes F1 rivals all deny filing FIA complaint over Wolff allegations

Formula 1 teams have united in denying that any of them complained to the FIA over allegations that triggered a compliance investigation against Mercedes boss Toto Wolff and wife Susie.

Black Sticks women embark on vital USA tour before do-or-die Olympic qualifiers

New Zealand have been to every Olympics since Sydney 2000, but are yet to book their tickets to Paris.

Hyundai completes 2024 driver line-up as Mikkelsen makes WRC return

Hyundai has signed Andreas Mikkelsen and agreed a new deal with Dani Sordo to complete its 2024 World Rally Championship Rally1 driver line-up.

'Pretty special human': Williamson on the cusp of more Blackcaps history

"I hope the whole of New Zealand recognises how lucky we are to have someone like him."

Nico Paz: A future Real Madrid 'Galactico'?

Crusaders trade rugby for rowing in bid for eighth straight title

The club's pre-season has taken to the Avon River under new coach Rob Penney.

'Absolutely not': Phoenix players insist club culture isn't issue despite Knott exit

Vice captain Chloe Knott said her values no longer aligned with the club after her abrupt departure.

Rory Delap: Olympic javelin prospect turned deadliest weapon in Premier League history!

Ex-Warrior reportedly headlines four-man shortlist to replace Fonua-Blake

The Kiwi club want a forward in exchange to let Fonua-Blake leave the club after 2024.

Why Mushfiqur was given out for handling ball during second test against Blackcaps

The Bangladesh batter is only the seventh dismissed for obstructing the field in tests.

Warriors’ Andrew Webster on his coaching philosophy and how he gets players to buy in

'If it’s not organic they see right through it, the players. They’re very clever.'

Sanni Hakala paralyzed after head-first collision in latest ice hockey injury

Kiwi pair Fisher-Harris, Hale take out rugby league 2023 Golden Boot awards

New Zealand's stranglehold of the best players in the international game has extended another year.

Susie Wolff: Insulting allegations rooted in “intimidatory and misogynistic” behaviour

F1 Academy managing director Susie Wolff says she is “deeply insulted” by unsubstantiated allegations about her, which she believes are rooted in “intimidatory and misogynistic” behaviour.

FIA opens compliance investigation into potential Wolff conflict of interest

Mercedes Formula 1 boss Toto Wolff and wife Susie are under investigation by the FIA Compliance department for a potential conflict of interest.

Vasseur: Ferrari F1 team mustn’t think Red Bull has a “magic bullet” to replicate

Ferrari Formula 1 boss Fred Vasseur says his team mustn’t make the mistake of believing that rivals Red Bull have a “magic bullet” that has to be emulated.

Silver Ferns captain Ekenasio to miss January's Netball Nations Cup

The 32-year-old will sit out on player welfare grounds.

The biggest one-hit wonders in women's tennis

Full-strength Tall Blacks squad expected for bid to break Olympics drought

The NZ men's team haven't qualified for the Olympics since Athens 2004.

Watch: Injured Black Ferns Sevens skipper Hirini bids team tearful farewell

The All Blacks Sevens have also seen Regan Ware ruled out of the South African leg of the new world series.

Pol Espargaro feels like he has reached “the beginning of the end” in MotoGP

Pol Espargaro says he felt like he reached “the beginning of the end” in MotoGP following last weekend’s season-ending Valencia Grand Prix.

Black Caps test start time, likely side, and all you need to know ahead of second Bangladesh clash

New Zealand lost the first test in Sylhet by 150 runs and will be looking to bounce back.

Marquee recruit Halfpenny making immediate impact with Crusaders

"Blowfly in a glass jar, Leigh is."

Marko: Tension and money prevent Hamilton/Verstappen F1 driver line-up

Red Bull motorsport advisor Helmut Marko has said having Lewis Hamilton alongside Max Verstappen at Red Bull’s Formula 1 team would never work – on tension and cost grounds.

NFL Power Rankings after Week 13: A new leader emerges

World Test Championship: Spinners give Blackcaps honours in first session against Bangladesh - Live

Join us from 4:30pm for day one as New Zealand look to square the two-match series.

From leukaemia to Olympic gold: the incredible story of Dutch swimmer Maarten van der Weijden

Consistency crucial for Blackcaps to avoid historic test series defeat to Bangladesh

The only top-tier teams Bangladesh have ever beaten in a two-match test series are Zimbabwe and West Indies.

The milestones Beauden Barrett could break after re-signing with New Zealand Rugby

Beauden Barrett could finish his test career with numerous big achievements to his name.

F1 2023 team-mate head-to-head battles

The 2023 Formula 1 season has drawn to a close with many drivers faring better against their team-mate than others. So, what do the head-to-head stats look like for the year?

Golf internet sensation Mac Boucher rounds off Chasing the Fox field

Golf Instagram sensation Mac Boucher will play alongside two Kiwi greats.

White Ferns beaten again to fall to historic T20 series loss to Pakistan

Days after falling short in the tour opener, New Zealand have surrendered the series in Dunedin.

Blackcaps reeling after 15 wickets fall on opening day against Bangladesh at Mirpur

Home batter Mushfiqur Rahim was given out for handling the ball and "obstructing the field".