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20 July 2018 6:00 AM Carnoustie harks back to age ruled by monster courses, not monster drives

The late Peter Thomson had a golfer’s eye for impending catastrophe. After the five-time British Open champion became a television commentator, he saw victory as nothing more than a flashing warning sign. When Greg Norman walked off a final green after yet another Australian title, arms aloft and wife in tow, grinning like a man who somehow knew he would 5

17 July 2018 2:16 AM Mbappe's World Cup winnings going to charity: report

According to Sports Illustrated, 19-year-old soccer phenom Kylian Mbappe earned about $US22,500 for each of France's seven World Cup matches, plus a bonus of around $US350,000 after Les Bleus won the title with a 4-2 victory over Croatia. In total, he'll take in more than $US500,000 for his highly successful month in Russia. But he apparently won't be keeping 3

15 July 2018 9:09 AM Horn quick to suggest rematch after Pacquiao's title win

Another one of the welterweight title holders, like Errol Spence or Keith Thurman, would also be a high-rating fight, but someone like Spence, who is rated the second-best in the division behind Crawford, might also be a bridge too far for Pacquiao given his stopping power. Given the immense controversy about the result of the Pacquiao-Horn fight, a second 8

13 July 2018 8:41 AM Canberra teenager on cusp of junior golf world championships title

Canberra teenager Adam Thorp has the chance to etch his name alongside some of the greatest golfing names of all time on Saturday. Thorp is second heading into the fourth and final day of the junior world championships at the famous Torrey Pines golf course in California. The schoolboy is trying to follow in the footsteps of past winners Tiger Woods 13

12 July 2018 10:13 PM Conte 'disgusted' over his Chelsea sacking

Chelsea's bitter battle with Antonio Conte could take another twist -after the Italian was left "disgusted" over his sacking as the club put the finishing touches to Maurizio Sarri's appointment as their new head coach. Despite news of Conte's departure breaking and players paying their own tributes on social media, Chelsea did not confirm his exit as lawyers 12

12 July 2018 8:12 AM ACT Schoolboys to play Queensland I for third place at nationals

The ACT Schoolboys won't defend their title but they can still get on the podium when they play Queensland I for third spot at the national championships in Sydney on Saturday. The ACT won their first national title since 1988 at the tournament last year and the reigning champions clinched two of their three group games to finish second behind NSW I. They trounced 13

11 July 2018 9:47 AM Canberra triathlete Penny Slater wins under-23 world title in Denmark

Canberra product Penny Slater won the women's under-23s triathlon world championships in Denmark on Wednesday morning, beating her closest rival by almost four minutes to claim the title. Slater, who also finished seventh in the overall results, has shown massive improvements after finishing in the middle of the rankings at the event almost 12 months 13

6 July 2018 7:51 AM Rugby referee-player brothers Reuben and Bryce Keane set for nationals

The Keane family will have plenty to cheer about at the schoolboy national championships, but there's a twist to brothers Reuben and Bryce's duties in Sydney. Reuben Keane has been chosen by Rugby Australia as one of only four referees to officiate the tournament after the 19-year-old was also a referee at the Commonwealth Games rugby sevens tournament 14

5 July 2018 7:03 AM AIS revives Capitals recruit Kelsey Griffin's career

Canberra Capitals recruit Kelsey Griffin admits her career would be over if not for a switch of national allegiance and the world-class training facility on her new doorstep. Alaska-born Griffin has been undergoing rehabilitation at the AIS following ankle surgery as she prepares to join the Australian Opals squad for the Four Nation tournament in China 14

1 July 2018 4:04 PM Froome intent on Tour de France defence despite 'ban' by organisers

Paris: Chris Froome is intent on defending his Tour de France title even if the owners of cycling's biggest race want to prevent the four-times winner from appearing in this year's event due to an ongoing doping investigation. The Team Sky rider, who last week said he had every right to defend his title from July 7, tested positive for excessive levels 10