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14 November 2018 5:32 AM Defending Open champion Cameron Davis better prepared than last year

"It wasn't that difficult a decision, but what I would be missing out on is another opportunity to potentially win a golf tournament on the PGA Tour which would cement everything, or do really well and move yourself a long way up there," Davis said of his decision to return home. "So missing any event is a relatively big deal, but for this tournament 16

22 July 2018 7:21 AM Racing Australia launch fresh attack on illegal offshore bookmakers

Any person subject to the Australian rules of racing who is suspected of placing a bet with an illegal operator can now have his or her phone and computer seized in a fresh assault on brazen offshore wagering operators. Racing Australia, the lawmaking body for the country's thoroughbred racing industry, has rushed in laws to stamp out the practice, which 28

20 July 2018 6:53 AM Nick Kyrgios blazes a path for Harry Bourchier

"A lot of basketball and computer games - he plays a lot but I don’t really play too much. Just hanging out, lots of food to be honest, we enjoy food so that keeps us busy for quite the amount of time. "It’s really good seeing him do well. I know he has had a lot of injuries himself but I enjoy watching him play, but he’s really good to watch 31

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Is boxing any longer acceptable as sport? Boxing in Australia probably peaked with Lionel Rose's world title, but that was 50 years ago this week. In the UK this week, light heavyweight Scott Westgarth died after a bout, which he won. Once, boxing was the "sweet science". Increasingly, that looks like sugar-coating. Boxing defended itself this week by saying 77

16 February 2018 6:00 AM Max Presnell: Mystery man Zjelko back on the radar

No doubt he is the biggest horse player in the world, probably ever, but colourful Zjelko Ranogajec ain't. The recently departed Jack Sparrow wouldn't have emptied the garbage in Zjelko's Sunday best. Zjelko first came onto the radar in the newspaper hot metal days when John Fairfax, my employer, was at Broadway near The Vulcan, a watering hole where 47

26 January 2018 10:33 AM No Canberra home complete without this hilarious calendar by Michael Ashley from Leafy Sea Dragon Artwork

We may have missed January, but there is still plenty of time to enjoy the slightly subversive 2018 Canberra calendar by local artist Michael Ashley. Ashley specialises in capturing the unofficial soul of Canberra, the things we all know and love about the place, writ large. So there's "The girl that kicked the European wasp nest", drawing on a little 40

21 January 2018 9:05 PM Bringing back a language only 50 people can speak

All that's left of the Gamilaraay language from northern NSW and southern Queensland are a few phrases spoken by fewer than 50 people. "The language stopped changing 70 or 80 years ago," said John Giacon, a lecturer at the Australian National University who is trying to bring the language back from the brink of extinction. "Many of the things we want to talk about 58

19 January 2018 8:51 AM Sir Trevor Garland accused of sexually assaulting St Vincent's Hospital patient

Former diplomat Sir Trevor Garland allegedly sexually assaulted a St Vincent's Hospital patient he was helping look after as part of a program for sick Solomon Islands residents. The alleged abuse of power came three years after the 62-year-old former honorary consul to the Solomon Islands had his role terminated by the Australian government because 86

17 January 2018 7:44 PM Alexa gets Aussie accent as Amazon launches smart speakers down under

Amazon's talkative Alexa smart assistant is officially on her way to Australia as the online retail giant opens preorders for its Echo smart speakers, in preparation for an "early February" local launch. Rival to Google Assistant and Apple's Siri, Amazon's smart assistant has been localised for Australia. Along with sounding like an Aussie, Alexa will also recognise 44 1

7 January 2018 9:44 PM Republicans defend Donald Trump's mental stability as Stephen Bannon issues apology

Washington: Republicans and Trump allies rushed to defend US President Donald Trump's mental stability on Sunday, as former White House aide Stephen Bannon issued an apology for his role in the furore that's followed the release of a controversial new book. Bannon provided a statement to the political website Axios expressing "regret" for comments attributed 72