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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

15 June 2018 8:43 AM Haas boosts Tour de France hopes with second podium

Canberra's Nathan Haas continues to stake a claim for Katusha-Alpecin's Tour De France team with his second podium of the nine-day Tour de Suisse. Haas finished 10 seconds behind stage six winner Soren Kragh Andersen - from Michael Matthews' Team Sunweb - on Friday, to go with his third-placed finish on stage two. Australia's Richie Porte extended his overall 12

11 June 2018 3:18 AM Gardner plunders tour century in Aboriginal XI win against NCC team

Aboriginal XI captain Ashleigh Gardner has blasted a powerful century to lead her side to a thumping win over a National Cricket Conference team in Derby. The NSW and Australian all-rounder produced an unbeaten 129 off just 71 balls in helping her side post a mammoth 4-199 off their 20 overs. In reply the NCC team managed just 5-62 with Zoe Fleming the pick of the bowlers 9

7 June 2018 10:14 AM Bling to help Dumoulin shine at Tour de France

Canberra cycling star Michael Matthews will put his green jersey defence aside to help Team Sunweb leader Tom Dumoulin chase a yellow one instead. Matthews created history to become the first Canberran to win the sprinter's award at last year's Tour de France and he's been named in Sunweb's long team ahead of this year's edition of the world's most famous 9

6 June 2018 12:15 PM ACT government plan to improve bike paths and draw in cycling tourists

It already produces some of the world's best cyclists, now the ACT government wants to make Canberra Australia's best cycling destination with a cycling tourism strategy it expects will provide a $400 million boost to the economy over the next decade. The government will reveal its strategy on Thursday with new mountain-bike networks and a cycling guide 13

5 June 2018 1:59 PM Canberra on radar to host first men's pro golf tournament in 20 years

The second-tier tour is used as a development step for emerging stars, and hosting it in Canberra would open the door for Australia's top players to compete for a share of the likely $350,000 prize pool. Royal Canberra hosted the women's Australian Open in 2013 as part of the city's centenary celebrations and the ALPG is working to lure some of the best female 6

5 June 2018 7:44 AM Canberra golfer Matt Millar misses out on US open

Canberra golfer Matt Millar has missed out on a spot at the US Open after finishing two-over par at Sectional Qualifying. Millar competed against 120 other golfers at Walton Heath Golf Club in suburban London on Monday but he was not one of the lucky 14 who booked their spot at the US Open which tees off on June 14 at Shinnecock Hills Golf Course on Long Island 9

31 May 2018 11:58 PM Australian Smith leads US Women's Open

Australia's Sarah Jane Smith has seized a share of the first-round lead at the US Women's Open at Shoal Creek in Alabama. The 33-year-old from the Sunshine Coast via Geelong made a brilliant closing stretch including a hole-out eagle with a wedge at the par-five 11th and further birdies from close range at the 13th, a bomb at the 14th and another nice putt at the 17th to card a five-under-par 45

28 May 2018 12:11 PM Hazlewood pulled from tour of England

Australia will be without its frontline pace attack for the one-day series in England after Josh Hazlewood withdrew on Monday night. Just hours before the team's departure, Hazlewood was pulled from the squad because of a low-level back problem, although CA said it was not a stress fracture. Hazlewood, a 40-Test veteran, has been replaced by Queensland's 24

26 May 2018 8:26 AM Monaro five get chance to tour Papua New Guinea

But Monaro missed out on winning back-to-back country titles, going down 26-20 to the Northern Rivers at Camden on Saturday. They had a chance to win it in the dying minutes when Colts prop Kye Madden burst through the Northern Rivers line, but captain and fullback Ryan McQueen wasn't able to hold on to his offload with less than two minutes remaining 30