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20 June 2018 2:04 AM Golf loses a legend in Peter Thomson, aged 88

Asked about this once, Thomson said that neither he nor Norman owned the sobriquet; that it belonged to Karrie Webb, winner of seven major titles on the women’s tour. This was typical of Thomson, who had the self-belief common to all great sports people, but who also knew his limitations. His confidence was not overt, and he carried a dignity all of his own. Thomson 8

19 June 2018 2:57 PM England triumphs despite flurry of flying insects

In Australia, we're used to seeing flocks of seagulls in the outfield at Tests, or play stop at Melbourne Park while a player gets rid of a cricket, but swarms of insects? That's what England and Tunisia's footballers had to put up with during their World Cup game. Players from both sides had no choice but to use repellent to keep the seasonal bugs - believed 6

19 June 2018 7:38 AM Socceroos will be trained to the minute for Danes

A two-hour difference in kick-off times has led to significant changes in preparation as the meticulous Socceroos tailor everything from meal times to training sessions around the Denmark match. The second group match pits the Socceroos against the Danes at 3pm in Samara, two hours later than their kick-off against France, and coach Bert van Marwijk 7

18 June 2018 12:06 PM Jedinak leads from the front with nerves of steel

He doesn't say a lot, he just gets on with it. Aggressive, hard, committed and determined, his first intervention in the game against France was a thumping header in the second minute when he outmuscled Paul Pogba, letting the Frenchman know in no uncertain terms that if he wanted to invade Jedinak's territory he was going to be in for a battle. More than anything 7

18 June 2018 8:33 AM Sainsbury looks to World Cup to boost career progression

"Whatever comes of it, so be it – but it's a nice place to put yourself out there in the shop window." Sainsbury's contract is with Chinese Super League club Jiangsu Suning. But he is currently on loan to Swiss side Grasshoppers, having previously spent time on loan in Italy with Serie A giants Inter Milan. More than anything he would like to go to a strong 7

17 June 2018 4:03 AM Optus working on World Cup woes after another patchy night

Optus staff are working around the clock to stop their World Cup stream from continually dropping out after some customers complained of patchy coverage for a second time on Saturday night and Sunday morning. The telco was met with a deluge of complaints on Friday night when subscribers' streams dropped out during the Egypt v Uruguay match, which was only broadcast 10

16 June 2018 11:39 AM Morgan's miracle Hail Mary rams Woden home

Morgan's kick capped a big afternoon for the forward. He also scored the try that sparked their second-half fightback for his first ever win over Tuggeranong. "I'm not allowed to kick, I don't have my kicking licence. I just saw that one on the fly and thought I'd go with it. Nothing else to lose," he said. "I saw [Taws] out of the corner of my eye the play before 11

16 June 2018 3:00 AM Firth hopes Toucan can finally win at Lismore

Meanwhile, Peter Snowden will attempt to win the same two-year-old race with the same horse twice in a season at Muswellbrook on Sunday. Snowden has won the Greg Cribb Memorial Red Crown, which honours his late brother-in-law, on five occasions, but, with the race having been moved from November to June, it gives Californiasurprise a chance to be a two-time 11

15 June 2018 1:11 AM Myer abandons Birdcage marquee for Melbourne Cup Carnival

It's long been the place to be, and be seen, come Cup time but Myer's long-running Birdcage marquee will be scrapped for the 2018 Melbourne Cup Spring Racing Carnival. Supermodel Jennifer Hawkins, singer Natalie Imbruglia, and superstar sprinter Usain Bolt are just some of the celebrity guests to have frequented the Birdcage marquee, one of the main contenders 13

14 June 2018 10:42 AM Lauren Jackson pays tribute to 'beautiful friend' Anne Donovan

Jackson took to Instagram to post a series of photos including Donovan from their time together in Seattle, with one of the highlights a shot of the pair kissing the WNBA trophy in 2004. "She started coaching me in 2003 and we just became friends straight away," Jackson said. "On court she did a lot of extra work with me on my inside game, and off the court 13