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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 9

16 July 2018 10:56 AM Australian Matt Jones takes on British Open as wife awaits childbirth

"The birth hasn’t affected my preparation at all, my poor play this year has done that. If I had my card wrapped up already I would be at home this week with my wife and kids awaiting the birth of my third daughter. Luckily my wife understands the situation.” He will be one of eight Australians in the field, alongside Jason Day, Marc Leishman, Adam Scott 10

13 July 2018 10:00 AM No quarter given in clash of the cobble stones, Cup and centre court

Unstuck: Chris Froome was broken by the famed cobbles of Roubaix in 2014, which is where Le Tour reaches this weekend. Unusually, the Tour de France carnival rolls into Roubaix tomorrow. A stage of almost 160 kilometres, including 22 kilometres of dangerous, rutted pave. Underlining the pivotal nature of this ninth stage of Le Tour, while Christopher 16

6 July 2018 4:59 AM Matt Power cements his place in Gungahlin Eagles history

He has been dubbed one of the best pound-for-pound players to ever pull on a Gungahlin Eagles jersey and Matt Power is racking up the numbers to prove it. Power will play his 350th game for the Gungahlin Eagles when the club's fourth grade side take on the Queanbeyan Whites at Nicholls Enclosed Oval on Saturday. He has four children that are mad about 18

11 June 2018 2:05 PM 'Once in a lifetime': fathers and eight-year-old sons off to World Cup

Brad Turner got an email from the Fanatics, the business that organises travel to some of the world's most popular events as well as annual Anzac commemorations at Gallipoli and the Western Front. The email was advertising the football World Cup. He forwarded it to two mates who also live on Sydney's northern beaches, Mick Williams and Andrew Smith 18

8 June 2018 7:19 AM "She'll win by 100 yards": Breeder's faith in Stradbroke favourite

Champagne Cuddles didn’t draw a bid in the sales, not one, and breeder Stuart Ramsey wasn’t going to drop his price. “I had $200,000 on her and didn’t get a bid, so I took her home and gave her to the girls to race,” Ramsey said. “I thought she was a nice filly – no one else did.” After nine starts, Ramsey has been proven right. Champagne Cuddles is more than nice, she is a money 14

5 June 2018 7:32 AM Proud Queenslander Jeff Horn will 'never give up'

Horn doesn't think that will matter one bit. His fearless attitude saw him topple Manny Pacquiao and he will tap into that same mentality against the imposing Crawford. "There’s something about Queenslanders, there’s just that never give up attitude and I draw off that every day," Horn said. "I’m a bit the same as the Origin boys, I don’t spend the time worrying 13

21 May 2018 2:50 AM Canberran Sam Burridge wins 50km ultra-trail race in Blue Mountains

"I've been top 10 and had a few seconds and thirds at other races but this is my first major win, so I'm just over the moon," Burridge said. "Everything just worked and it was just my day to be honest. The body held up but I was very sore on Sunday and had to walk up 30 stairs at the place we were staying, so packing the car was terrible. "I have to thank 28

10 May 2018 4:41 AM Aquanita inquiry: Smerdon, Nelligans given life bans from racing

The Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board handed out some of the harshest penalties ever issued in Australian racing history when the eight employees of Aquanita were sentenced on Thursday. Robert Smerdon and his long-time assistant and stable employee Greg Nelligan were given life bans. Stuart Webb was given a four-year ban while Tony Vasil received 22

9 May 2018 8:54 AM Canberra trainer Darryl Rolfe turning city slackers into country stars

Rolfe, 51, has enjoyed a business relationship turning Simpson's city horses into winners for 30 years and said the only secret to his success was experience. "I’ve trained around 600 winners in my career and won 45 country cups but now I’m down to a hobby [trainer]," Rolfe said. "[Waldo Waldorf] has won almost $50,000 in the 10 weeks I've had so Jim and his wife are pretty 26