Sam Malcolmson: Franchise system a turn off for fans
Sam Malcolmson: Franchise system a turn off for fans

Sam Malcolmson writes: New Zealand Football must have a rethink, because the franchise system doesn't work.

Football: Ronaldo scores as Real Madrid beat Villareal
Football: Ronaldo scores as Real Madrid beat Villareal

Cristiano Ronaldo scored in his sixth straight game to help Real Madrid win 2-0 at Villarreal in the Spanish league on Sunday…

Football: Rooney red-carded in United win
Football: Rooney red-carded in United win

Wayne Rooney scored and then was sent off from a Premier League game for the first time in five and a half years as Manchester…

Football: Calmer Sigmund studies life cycle
Football: Calmer Sigmund studies life cycle

Ben Sigmund spent most Friday mornings last season hiding in Phoenix coach Ernie Merrick's office.

Football

Football: A Dutch master-stroke
Football: A Dutch master-stroke

It has been a remarkable start to the season for a club written off in the summer and second in the…

Football: Blatter to run for FIFA presidency again

FIFA president Sepp Blatter confirmed on Friday that he would stand for a fifth term in charge of world football in an election…

Football: Man United weighing $288m deal to lure Ronaldo back

Manchester United will have to fund a 140 million ($288 million) package to resign Cristiano Ronaldo next summer if they…

Top five penalty shoot-outs

One of the most astonishing shoot-outs in English history was finally settled this morning when Middlesbrough winger Albert…

Football: Liverpool win 14-13 on penalties
Football: Liverpool win 14-13 on penalties

Liverpool reached the English League Cup last 16 after an extraordinary third round tie saw them beat…

Qatar insists World Cup question of 'when not if'

Qatar organisers dismissed any chance of the 2022 World Cup being taken away from the Gulf nation after a warning today…

Football: Defeat exposes suspect defence

Leicester City's supporters were chanting "we want six" long before the final whistle of this remarkable afternoon.

Police investigate racist Tweets to Balotelli

Mario Balotelli found himself on the receiving end of yet more racist abuse today after a jokey reference to Manchester…

Football: United implodes in 5-3 loss to Leicester

Manchester United twice surrendered a two-goal lead to lose 5-3 to Leicester in a wild Premier League game today, with the…

Football: Lampard equaliser earns City draw
Football: Lampard equaliser earns City draw

Frank Lampard scored a late equaliser against his former club Chelsea to earn 10-man Manchester City…

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One night in November

One Night in November

A written history feature on the All Whites' historic 2010 World Cup qualifying win over Bahrain.

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Premier League fixtures

Premier League fixtures

A-League football

Phoenix to play in temporary stadium in Lower Hutt
Phoenix to play in temporary stadium in Lower Hutt

The Wellington Phoenix have confirmed they will play three A-League matches at the Hutt Recreation Ground this summer while…

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OFC President's Cup

Football: Hosting all the President's men
Football: Hosting all the President's men

A new football tournament is set for Auckland later this year, featuring club sides from three different Fifa confederations…

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Premier League standings

Premier League standings
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