Graeme Smith and Jacques Kallis' 200-run stand for the third wicket has put South Africa in a commanding position against New Zealand at stumps on day three of the test in Dunedin.
Ice-cool Christian Lealiifano calmly kicked a last-minute penalty to give the ACT Brumbies a 24-23 Super Rugby victory over the Cheetahs in Canberra today.
Coca-Cola Co and PepsiCo are making changes to the production of an ingredient in their namesake colas to avoid the need to label the packages with a cancer warning.
Greece has averted the immediate threat of an uncontrolled default, winning strong acceptance from its private creditors for a bond swap deal which will eat into its mountainous public debt and clear the way for a new bailout.
Scrumhalf TJ Perenara scored a hat-trick of tries on his first start to help the Wellington Hurricanes overcome a lack of possession and score a 46-19 bonus-point win over the profligate Western Force in their Super Rugby clash in Perth.
World Cup-winning coach Jake White has turned down the chance to apply for the vacant England job, saying he is committed to Super Rugby franchise ACT Brumbies.
The Waikato Chiefs held off a late barrage to beat the Canterbury Crusaders 24-19 in a bruising Super Rugby encounter in Napier.
Ireland flanker Sean O'Brien will miss the Six Nations championship match against Scotland in Dublin due to a foot injury, the Irish Rugby Union said on their website.
Manchester United and arch-rivals City have been outplayed and comprehensively beaten by teams with far more limited resources in the Europa League.
A Tunisian court fined a newspaper publisher 1000 dinars ($NZ805) for printing a photograph of a footballer frolicking with his nude girlfriend, raising fears of a media crackdown by the country's new Islamist rulers.
A solar storm that shook the Earth's magnetic field on Thursday spared satellite and power systems as it delivered a glancing blow, although it could still intensify throughout today, US space weather experts said.
Clint McKay took five wickets as Australia's bowlers suffocated Sri Lanka's normally free-scoring batsmen to wrap up the one-day international Tri-series with a 16-run victory in the third and deciding final at the Adelaide Oval last night.
A pregnant Jessica Simpson has taken a page from Demi Moore's celebrity playbook in a nude cover photo for the April issue of Elle magazine, and the singer and actress has confirmed the baby will be a girl.
The administration of ousted Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi was running a covert programme to conceal weapons in Libyan embassies across the globe, a senior official in the new government says.
UN cultural agency UNESCO has condemned Syria for its crackdown on a year-long uprising but did not go as far as some Western and Arab demands to expel the country from its human rights committee, diplomatic sources said.
Scrumhalf Julien Dupuy will bring the experience gained with Leicester Tigers to the Stade de France when he makes his first start for France since 2009 in the Six Nations championship fourth round match against England.
Lionel Messi became the first player to score five goals in a Champions League match when he achieved the feat against Bayer Leverkusen in Wednesday's round of 16 second leg matches.
An emotional Peyton Manning said he understood the difficult situation that led to the Indianapolis Colts' decision to cut him after a 14-year stint that included a Super Bowl win and four National Football League MVP awards.
She may have recently topped a poll of nightmare celebrity dates, but "Jersey Shore" star Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi is officially no longer available after announcing her engagement and pregnancy.
Apple Inc took the wraps off a faster 4G-equipped iPad starting at $US629 ($NZ770), hoping the latest version of its tablet can safeguard its dominance over rivals ranging from Amazon.com Inc to Samsung Electronics Co Ltd.