Black Caps allrounder Kane Williamson intends to focus on correcting an illegal bowling action so he can return from suspension as soon as possible.
Former Wests Tigers superstar Benji Marshall admits he doesn't know what to expect when he comes up against his old NRL club on Sunday.
Craig Dowd assures Crusaders fans "this Jafa" and many other New Zealand fans will be supporting them this weekend, saying "it's quite a weird feeling".
Australian Marinko Matosevic has beaten Dominican Victor Estrella Burgos to advance to the second round of the ATP Atlanta Open.
Former Australian international Demelza Fellowes returns to Canterbury Tactix seven years after making her trans-Tasman league debut in Christchurch.
Germany's World Cup-winning coach Joachim Loew has confirmed he will stay on until at least the 2016 European championship.
Australian cyclist Simon Gerrans has succumbed to injuries suffered early in the Tour de France, pulling out of this year's edition before the 17th stage.