Three uncapped players are in the All Blacks side to face France in New Plymouth but wary coach Steve Hansen has sheltered them all on the reserve bench.
The Sydney Rooster refuse to confirm whether Sonny Bill Williams will switch to five-eighth against his former club Canterbury on Friday night.
Ryan Harris knows full well his body's limitations, but the Australian fast bowler is not planning for half measures during the Ashes.
Tennis champ Serena WIlliams has apologised after suggesting a young rape victim 'shouldn't have put herself in that position'.
Australian netballer Mo'onia Gerrard will miss this year's five-Test series against New Zealand as she chases a spot in the Australian rugby sevens team.
The Wellington Phoenix will take two of their home games away from the capital and play in Napier and Christchurch in the next A-League soccer season.
San Antonio guard Tony Parker says his team need to forget about their game-six NBA finals fade out and get in the right frame of mind for the decider.