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The Northern Territory news Wed 22 Aug 2018



The Northern Territory news Wed 22 Aug 2018

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44 SPORT WEDNESDAY AUGUST 22 2018 NTNE01Z01MA - V1 Making a Bolt for dream Learner Usain steps up football journey with Mariners USAIN Bolt admits feeling out of his comfort zone in his first training session with Central Coast but is still hoping his Aleague aspirations will provide a springboard to the ultimate dream of playing for Manchester United. Three days after touching down in Australia, the Jamaican sprinter spent the first part of his 32nd birthday with the Mariners squad at Central Coast Stadium. And for all the confidence of a man whos smashed world track records, he appeared a little nervous under the microscope of about 100 media. Im definitely out of my comfort zone but thats why you train, thats why Im here, Bolt said at his first press conference. To get better, to get comfortable, to play. Im going to learn a lot from all the players. Im just learning and pick ing up things, and Im sure Ill get better and more comfortable the more games I play and train. Im not setting myself any target ... just trying to put in the work. This is my first chance to get to a level where I can play football. Im there to push myself, learn as much as possible. Sitting next to Mariners coach Mike Mulvey, Bolt was confident that, over time, he could learn the technical skills required to match his already proven pace. Im very cool under pressure, if youve seen me over the years my ability to understand very quickly is something Im very good at. I have to work on the basic skills. Im very good at control and stuff like that but theres things I need to learn. Im excited for the opportunity. Bolt revealed he had other offers, including from Spain and France, but chose Australia because the Mariners could offer him a chance to realise his dream. People can say what they want to say. Just like when I was in track and field people said a lot of things about me ... Im not setting standards, Im just pushing myself. I daydream all the time about big things. One of my biggest things is to play for Manchester United. I think that could be my biggest dream. It cant get bigger than that. Even if its just for five games, one game. It would be a dream come true because Im a massive fan. This is the start and Im really appreciative of everything the Mariners have done. India has iron grip on Test INDIA captain Virat Kohlis second century of the series strengthened his sides iron grip on the third Test against England at Trent Bridge yesterday. Kohli, who fell for 97 in Indias first innings, top-scored with 103 as the tourists, looking to bounce back from 2-0 down in a five-match contest, piled up a total of 7-352dec. That left England needing a mammoth 521 for victory, albeit with more than two days to get the runs. But no side has made more to win in the fourth innings of a Test than the West Indies 7-418 against Australia at St Johns, Antigua, in 2003. Kohlis declaration left England with an awkward nine overs in which to bat. But Alastair Cook (nine not out) and Keaton Jennings (13 not out) took them to the close at 0-23. India resumed yesterday on 2-124, already 292 runs in front, with Cheteshwar Pujara 33 not out and Kohli unbeaten on eight. They could dictate terms after skittling England out for 161, with paceman Hardik Pandya taking 5-28 in six overs. As well as a batting collapse, another problem for England has been their catching and they floored their fifth chance this match when second slip Jos Buttler grassed a left-handed opportunity when Pujara, on 40, edged James Anderson. Englands woes rose when wicket-keeper and leading batsman Jonny Bairstow left the field after failing to gather a swinging Anderson delivery. An x-ray revealed he had a fracture in his left middle finger. MOHAMED Salah was engulfed in a diving storm as the Liverpool star won the controversial penalty that inspired their 2-0 win over 10-man Crystal Palace. Salah was accused of diving by Palace when he tumbled in the penalty area late in the first half at Selhurst Park. Referee Michael Oliver awarded a spot kick for Mamadou Sakhos challenge on the Egypt winger and James Milner converted the penalty. Adding insult to injury for Palace, Salah was involved in another controversy in the second half when he went to ground after a challenge from Palace defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka, who was sent off even though there was minimal contact. Jurgen Klopps side then made sure of extending their 100 per cent start to the Premier League season thanks to Sadio Manes goal in stoppage time. Roy Hodgsons welldrilled team did a good job of frustrating Liverpool at times, but the Reds kept their composure. Klopps men finally made the breakthrough just seconds before halftime. Roberto Firminos pass found Salah just inside the Palace area and then Sakho caught him with an outstretched leg. Winger Mane put the result beyond doubt when he sprinted clear, rounded keeper Wayne Hennessey and slotted home. Liverpools Sadio Mane evades Crystal Palace keeper Wayne Hennessey to score his side's second goal at Selhurst Park Picture: GETTY IMAGES Stars diving controversy erupts as Liverpool kick clear EMMA KEMP Save on your Woolworths Online Shop. Rewards Members can save 10% Were for helping Rewards members save more everyday. Start saving today with 10% off Woolworths Online Shopping. PLUS if youre a new Woolworths Online customer your first delivery will be free if your order is above $100. Simply visit Rewards weekly to claim your discount code. New codes will be added every Monday until November 4. Rewards Members can redeem now at ntnews.com.au/rewards Min. spend $100. Conditions apply*. *Limited to one redemption per eligible member per week. Offer open 9.00am on 6 August, 2018 and ends 11.59pm on 4 November, 2018 or until stocks last. 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