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  • Golf legend Peter Thomson dies at 88 after battle with Parkinson’s

    20 June 2018 2:36 AM 2

    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

  • Golf loses a legend in Peter Thomson, aged 88

    20 June 2018 2:04 AM 8

    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

  • England triumphs despite flurry of flying insects

    19 June 2018 2:57 PM 6

    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

  • Australia's million-dollar World Cup question: Who will score goals?

    19 June 2018 2:55 PM 3

    ''It's the million-dollar question. It's something that a lot of teams struggle with. A lot of the time it's just about finding rhythm. Maybe if we get one goal from open play then it will start flowing after that. Defensive stalwart Trent Sainsbury is focused on shutting down Danish danger man Christian Eriksen. "Obviously they have got Christian Eriksen

  • Wanted man: Sainsbury attracted big offers after half hour against France

    19 June 2018 10:00 AM 7

    The 26-year-old has attracted preliminary offers from two clubs in England and three on the European continent, one of which is bound to play in the 2018-19 UEFA Champions League, according to his agent Tony Rallis. One club that has been in discussions with Sainsbury and his representative for several weeks announced they would be interested in signing

  • Australian Defence Force and police women's rugby teams clash

    19 June 2018 8:06 AM 4

    "Every single girl here is so proud to be a part of this team and we just want to go out there and give it our best. "We definitely want to put one over the Defence because we are the cops and we think we are tougher. I'm sure they think they’re tougher but we will see who wins on the match." Both players agreed it was important to develop pathways for women

  • Socceroos will be trained to the minute for Danes

    19 June 2018 7:38 AM 7

    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

  • Sydney to host new pro hockey league

    18 June 2018 11:00 PM 7

    Sydney will host six matches of next year's inaugural FIH Pro League while Melbourne and Hobart will also be confirmed as venues for the international competition on Tuesday. Each fixture in the Harbour City will be played at Sydney’s Olympic Park Hockey Centre in March, beginning on March 2 when the Hockeyroos will play the United States and the Kookaburras

  • Jedinak leads from the front with nerves of steel

    18 June 2018 12:06 PM 7

    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

  • Sainsbury looks to World Cup to boost career progression

    18 June 2018 8:33 AM 7

    "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