All Blacks' win over Pumas eases pressure on head coach

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The exacting standard to which New Zealand rugby fans hold All Blacks coaches is evident again at the end of a turbulent 2020 season in which the national team played on...

7th Pakistan cricket team member tests positive for COVID-19

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A seventh member of the Pakistan cricket team in New Zealand has tested positive for COVID-19 and will join other infected teammates in quarantine. Si...

All Blacks make 3 changes for rematch with Argentina

The New Zealand All Blacks have made three changes to their starting lineup for Saturday’s Tri-Nations rematch against Argentina, retaining an unchanged backline and most of the lineup which slumped t...

Team New Zealand launches America's Cup defender

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Team New Zealand has launched the boat with which it will defend the America’s Cup when the venerable sailing trophy is contested in March for the 36th time since 1856. ...

New Zealand's Brent Impey quits as SANZAAR chairman

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Brent Impey has quit as chairman of southern hemisphere rugby body SANZAAR, saying the four-nation organization is outdated and in urgent need of change. ...

Historic All Blacks loss to Argentina a tale of two coaches

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Argentina’s historic 25-15 win over New Zealand in a Tri-Nations rugby test in Sydney has become a tale of two coaches. Victorious coach Mario Ledesma ...

All Blacks at full strength for Argentina in Tri-Nations

Richie Mo’unga will return to flyhalf in a full-strength All Blacks lineup to take on Argentina in Saturday's Tri-Nations test in Sydney. Mo’unga takes over the No. 10 jersey from Be...

West Indies players sanctioned for breaching isolation rules

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The West Indies cricket squad has been stripped of the right to train while in managed isolation after players were found to have breached rules around their 14-day quar...

Australia, New Zealand make changes for 4th Bledisloe test

With the Bledisloe Cup secure for the 18th-straight year, New Zealand has made seven personnel and one positional change to its starting lineup for Saturday’s Tri-Nations test against Australia at Bri...

Springboks to stick with Rugby Championship and SANZAAR

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — World Cup champion South Africa will remain part of the four-nation SANZAAR rugby alliance for the immediate future, defying speculation it would throw in its lot with t...

Sotutu to start for New Zealand in 3rd test vs Australia

Hoskins Sotutu will start a test for the first time when New Zealand takes on an Australian starting lineup featuring two players on debut in the third match of the Bledisloe Cup series. ...

Luna Rossa launches 2nd America's Cup yacht in Auckland

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Italian challenger Luna Rossa has launched its second America’s Cup racing yacht, becoming the third team in four days to reveal its second generation design. ...

British challenger launches 2nd America's Cup boat

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — British challenger INEOS Team UK launched its second America’s Cup sailboat in Auckland on Saturday, a day after United States syndicate American Magic also revealed its...

World champion Springboks withdraw from Rugby Championship

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — World Cup champion South Africa has withdrawn from the Rugby Championship in Australia, leaving Argentina, Australia and New Zealand to contest a tournament much diminis...

All Blacks make changes for 2nd test vs. Australia

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Winger Caleb Clarke and lock Tupou Vaa’i will make their first test starts and Beauden Barrett will return at fullback in the All Blacks lineup to play Australia in the ...