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31 May 2018 11:39 PM From Cooma to the top of the world: Ben Thompson's dream

"I work then I go to Canberra of an afternoon, so I work an eight-hour day, finish at 4.30pm, get in the car, drive to Canberra, I train, then I drive home and I do it all again the next day," Thompson said. "I get sick of the driving but I love training that much, and I just want to win a world title and fulfil my dreams so I just keep doing it. "Everything 24

8 April 2018 10:56 PM Reed staves off Spieth challenge to win Masters

Patrick Reed staved off Jordan Spieth's bid to rewrite the US Masters history books in recording the greatest 54-hole comeback in Augusta National history, scrambling to win his first green jacket on Monday (AEST). Former Masters hero Spieth threatened to write a Masters script for the ages, tying Reed for the lead late in the final round after starting 21

6 April 2018 3:18 AM Melbourne City star Luke Brattan convinced team can win A-League title

“A bit of confidence, bit of momentum and the feel in the group is the best it has been since I’ve been at the club the last two years,” Brattan said. “This is the first time that I’ve actually believed we can win something. “The group is so close, the mood and feel is so positive and it’s funny how a couple of good performances, clean sheets and wins over good opposition 24

23 March 2018 11:00 AM Chautauqua answers our questions

A. No, just you. I’m a horse, not an ass. But anyway, I’m trying to set an example. I’m not jumping out of the barriers and you shouldn’t jump to conclusions. A. There might be any number of reasons. I might be needing a nervous poo before I start. Racing makes me anxious. I might be doing some deep-breathing and visualisation exercises, like Jason Day. It takes 40

16 March 2018 1:19 PM Olympic hero Esposito focused on another golden moment in Tokyo

She will fly back to her Hungary base the same night, leaving her husband in Australia for the next three months fuelled with the desire of winning back-to-back Olympic gold medals. "I said before Rio, 'yep, that's it. I'm going to finish'," Esposito said. "And I said it after London as well. Here I am still doing it. "As soon as I went across the line [in Rio] I loved 20

7 February 2018 6:44 AM Orr Stakes highlight as Caulfield kicks off Festival of Racing

We've had the off-season and the dress rehearsals, the odd group or listed race at Flemington, Moonee Valley and Caulfield as summer stretched through January into early February. But this weekend the Australian racing scene really kicks into gear with the first group 1 contest of 2018, the CF Orr Stakes which launches Melbourne's late-summer Festival 38

12 January 2018 12:47 AM Gigi Hadid, Kate Moss together in first photo

Just ask Gigi Hadid, who went a little wobbly after she appeared in a campaign with her hero, Kate Moss, for the first time. The pair are appearing in the latest campaign for shoe brand Stuart Weitzmann. The campaign also features Australian "bad-boy" model Jordan Barrett. After the shoot, which was photographed by another legend, Mario Testino, Hadid 21

10 January 2018 8:52 AM Aussie youngster Alex de Minaur breezes through to Sydney quarter finals

And the 69kg rising star didn't let up in the second set, breaking Dzumhur twice before his opponent succumbed to the hamstring injury, much to the displeasure of the crowd. They had cheered on every de Minaur winner prior to that, delighted with the tenacity and precision of their newest hero who could do no wrong on Ken Rosewall Arena. Davis Cup captain 21

7 January 2018 2:17 AM 'If astronauts have a hero, that hero is John Young': plaudits flow for NASA's longest-serving astronaut

John Young, NASA's longest-serving astronaut, who flew in space six times, walked on the moon, commanded the first space shuttle and became the conscience of the astronaut corps, advocating for safety reforms in the wake of the 1986 Challenger disaster, has died at his home in Houston. He was 87. NASA announced his death, citing complications from pneumonia 51

4 January 2018 11:40 PM Tiger Woods to start 2018 campaign at Torrey Pines

Former world number one Tiger Woods will make his much-anticipated 2018 debut at this month's Farmers Insurance Open in San Diego, his first official PGA Tour event since missing the cut at the same tournament last year. Woods, who returned to competition last month in an 18-man exhibition after a near 10-month layoff during which he had spinal fusion 24