Lance Stephenson scored a playoff career-high 25 points and led a late 11-2 run Saturday night, leading the Indiana Pacers past the New York Knicks, 106-99 and into the Eastern Conference finals for the first time since 2004.
The first of two All Black training camps is underway in Mount Maunganui.
The Adelaide Thunderbirds have defeated the NSW Swifts by two goals in their trans-Tasman netball league clash on Sunday after chasing the visitors' tail for much of the match.
Australian golfer Matthew Griffin won his second OneAsia Tour title in a year on Sunday when thick fog forced the cancellation of the final round of the SK Telecom Open in South Korea.
The Queensland Firebirds have stamped their authority on the trans-Tasman netball championship with an impressive 11-goal win over the Melbourne Vixens on their home court.
The opening of an international racetrack in Cromwell has helped resurrect a driving competition that was last run in the '70s.
GlaxoSmithKline has joined forces with aid agency Save the Children to provide a chemical used in mouthwash to disinfect the bellybuttons of newborn babies.
Airlines say a 10.6 percent increase to traffic control fees may impact the viability of long-haul flights and hurt tourism in New Zealand.
A 15-year-old school student has developed a new test that could detect cancerous tumours before they become too advanced to treat.
By early next year, Google will have released Google Glass.
Wellington philanthropist Gareth Morgan has announced his latest project: to make the whole of Stewart Island predator-free.
Tourists in Christchurch are being kicked out of the international airport and some are sleeping rough while they wait for early morning connections.
Calls are growing for the Auckland Council to rethink its plans for more intensive housing.
Now police in one city have reported dramatic results, slashing the number of burgled homes by two-thirds in just two months.
Cronulla surged back into the NRL top eight on Sunday with a tense 30-20 victory over a fast-finishing Canberra.
Getting hooked with half an hour to play in the record thrashing at the hands of Penrith is the most embarrassing moment in Shaun Johnson's NRL career.
Israel Folau is in but Quade Cooper is the most notable omission from coach Robbie Deans' initial 25-man Wallabies squad to take on the touring British and Irish Lions in June and July.
Auckland City have held off a gallant finish by 10-man Waitakere United to win the Oceania Champions League soccer final 2-1 and claim the title for a record third consecutive time.
A man is dead and a woman is critically injured after an incident involving a firearm and a 38-year-old man has turned himself into police.
Fresh from the heaviest defeat in their history, the Warriors believe they are capable of producing a stunning upset of Newcastle next week.
Warriors lock Todd Lowrie is out for up to three weeks after picking up a rib injury in the 62-6 NRL defeat to Penrith.
Denmark's Emmelie de Forest has won this year's Eurovision Song Contest with her ethno-inspired flute and drum tune 'Only Teardrops'.
The Greens have launched a campaign to stop deep sea drilling.
Two cups of coffee ended life on the run for an Internet sensation known as Kai the hatchet-wielding hitchhiker.
Part of an airliner carrying more than 130 people caught fire as it was landing in Moscow, and passengers evacuated the plane.
An Australian law firm is calling on New Zealanders to get involved in a US class action if they think they have developed cancer by taking diabetes pills.
A Hawke's Bay iwi is buying back tribal land as part of a plan to expand its business interests beyond fishing.
Olympic gold medallist Lisa Carrington is through to the K1 200m final after winning her semi-final at the canoe sprint World Cup in the Czech Republic.
Kiwi actor Martin Henderson will star in a television series called Secrets and Lies being made in Australia.
Wellington Phoenix striker Jeremy Brockie couldn't spark Ryan Nelsen's Toronto FC to victory in his first appearance for the Major League Soccer club.
Atletico Madrid had endured a miserable 14-year wait for victory over local rivals Real, but that run came to a dramatic end.
With a free week on the 2013 Formula One calendar, Felipe Massa spent a day meeting his Polish fans in Warsaw.
Oxbow has won the Preakness, ruining Orb's bid to capture the Triple Crown.
Three boys have ended up in hospital after falling through the roof of a school in Tirau.
Alaska's remote Pavlof Volcano has been shooting lava hundreds of feet into the air.
Wallabies coach Robbie Deans was bracing for the worst after George Smith suffered a knee injury that was likely to keep the champion flanker out of the coming series with the British and Irish Lions.
On the best playoff run in their short history, the Memphis Grizzlies refuse to be satisfied with just reaching their first Western Conference final.
David Beckham hugged his teammates with tears in his eyes, then walked off the pitch to a standing ovation - for the last time in front of a home crowd at a football game.
A man accused of imprisoning three women in his Cleveland home for a decade spends most of his time in jail resting.
Ronan O'Gara, Ireland's most capped player and top points scorer, announced his retirement from rugby union and will take up a coaching role at big-spending French club Racing Metro.
Despite Democratic fears, predictions of the demise of President Barack Obama's agenda appear exaggerated.
New Zealand clinched the inaugural women's sevens world series rugby title in style, downing Canada 33-24 to win the season-ending tournament in Amsterdam.
Boston's police department and mayor's office will conduct twin reviews of the response to last month's bombing.
The son of the U.S. national swim team director is reporting that Michael Phelps is planning a comeback for the 2016 Rio Olympics.
An end-of-race tumble dropped Olympic silver medallist Nick Willis down the finishing order over 1500m at the Diamond League athletics meeting in Shanghai.
European Ryder Cup-winning teammates Graeme McDowell, Nicolas Colsaerts and Francesco Molinari are through to the quarterfinals of the World Match Play Championship.
Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal will renew their rivalry in the Italian Open final.
A few stern words from Black Caps batsman Kane Williamson jolted New Zealand back into life late on the third day of the first Test against England at Lord's.
A week out from the French Open, Serena Williams is one victory away from winning her fourth consecutive title this year.
Roberto Mancini bade farewell to Manchester City fans by taking out a full-page advert in the local newspaper, thanking them for their support during his 3 1/2 years in charge.
Eventing legend Sir Mark Todd was one of a number of sports stars who have been honoured at Buckingh...
Now police in one city have reported dramatic results, slashing the number of burgled homes by two-t...
Tourists in Christchurch are being kicked out of the international airport and some are sleeping rou...
A man is dead and a woman is critically injured after an incident involving a firearm and a 38-year-...
The opening of an international racetrack in Cromwell has helped resurrect a driving competition tha...
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