'Jacinda-mania' takes New Zealand election to the wire

/ Sep 17, 2017

'Jacinda-mania' takes New Zealand election to the wire

Charismatic New Zealand opposition leader Jacinda Ardern rallied support Sunday for the final week of a roller-coaster election campaign that has her center-left Labour Party within sight of an unlikely victory. Labour had been heading for disaster at the Sept. 23 polls until Ardern took ...

All Blacks throttle visiting Springboks

/ Sep 16, 2017

All Blacks throttle visiting Springboks

Flyhalf Beauden Barrett inspired the All Blacks to a record 57-0 win over the Springboks in a Rugby Championship test Saturday, dashing South Africa's belief in the revival of its rugby fortunes this season. Barrett's attacking master class helped the All Blacks score four tries ...

Japan to face New Zealand in October friendly

/ Sep 6, 2017

Japan to face New Zealand in October friendly

Japan will play New Zealand in one of two October friendlies as the Blue Samurai build toward next year's World Cup finals in Russia, the Japan Football Association said Wednesday. Vahid Halilhodzic's men will play New Zealand in Toyota, Aichi Prefecture, on Oct. 6, before ...

All Blacks top Wallabies in Bledisloe Cup thriller

/ Aug 26, 2017

All Blacks top Wallabies in Bledisloe Cup thriller

Flyhalf Beauden Barrett scored a try with two minutes remaining to give the All Blacks a 35-29 win over the Wallabies on Saturday, allowing them to retain the Bledisloe Cup in a classic rugby test. Barrett finished with two tries and 20 points as New ...

Jul 21, 2017

Auckland the favorite to host 2021 America's Cup

Auckland is the favorite to host the next America's Cup after holder Team New Zealand canvassed the prospect of staging the regatta there in 2021. New Zealand won the Auld Mug last month with an emphatic 7-1 victory over Oracle Team USA in Bermuda and, ...