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The Northern Territory news Tue 1 Nov 2016



The Northern Territory news Tue 1 Nov 2016

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TUESDAY NOVEMBER 1 2016 SPORT 33 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen celebrate Ricciardos elevation to third place It is ridiculous, what he did M A X V E R S T A P P E N O N V E T T E L S R A N T Chicago Cubs keep World Series alive with victory at Wrigley THE Chicago Cubs kept alive their World Series hopes by beating the Indians 3-2 in game five at Wrigley Field yesterday to send the best-of-seven Major League Baseball championship back to Cleveland. The Indians lead the series 3-2 ahead of game six tomorrow. Chicagos quiet bats came to life in the fourth inning with three runs, sparked by a home run from Kris Bryant and four more hits that followed that allowed the Cubs to hold on to the dream of winning their first World Series in 108 years. On the brink of elimination, Cubs ace starter Jon Lester turned in a strong six innings to reignite roars from the home crowd and flame-throwing reliever Aroldis Chapman did a yeomans job in registering the last eight outs to preserve the must win. It didnt feel like an elimination game, Bryant said. Jon (Lester) doing his thing, Chap man coming in for eight outs. That was an unbelievable win. Chapman, whose longest outing this season was 2 1/3 innings, was asked to go one out longer when Cubs manager Joe Maddon brought him in with one out in the seventh and a man on first and the score 3-2. But the Cuban-born re liever poured his 160km/h-plus fastballs in to overpower the Indians, striking out four on his way to the critical save. Before the game, spirits did not seem as high among fans compared with the first two games played in Chicago, as revellers seemed subdued, wary of a third straight loss at Wrigley. But by the end, the crowd was roaring and after Jose Ramirez struck out to end the game, fans inside and outside Wrigley stood and sang the team song with the title dream still alive. Game seven, if needed, will be played in Cleveland on Thursday. Daniel Ricciardo of Red Bull Racing leads teammate Max Verstappen at the Mexico Formula One Grand Prix Picture: GETTY IMAGES Murray wins title to close in on No.1 ANDY Murray continued his march towards the world No.1 slot and ramped up the pressure on Novak Djokovic by winning the Vienna Open yesterday. The 29-year-old Scot swept past Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-3, 7-6 (8-6) in the final to earn his seventh title of the year. The Olympic and Wimbledon champion can take the top ranking from Djokovic if he wins next weeks Paris Masters and the Serb fails to reach the final. He will also take top spot if he reaches the final and Djokovic loses before the semis in Paris. Murray took his recent run to 15 straight victories, in which he has picked up the China Open and Shanghai Masters titles as well. He has 42 career titles and a second in Vienna, after winning there in 2014. I played my best tennis of the tournament today, said Murray, who praised Tsongas fighting spirit in the second set. Jo fought well and started playing a lot better. He was more aggressive and taking some more chances and making the shots. Victory vanquish Phoenix in style MELBOURNE Victory last night produced their finest performance of the young ALeague season, cutting 10-man Wellington Phoenix down to size in a 6-1 thrashing at Etihad Stadium. Besart Berisha and Marco Rojas scored doubles either side of halftime, Dylan Foxs dismissal after the break opening the floodgates for the home side. Berisha twice delivered his punishment from the penalty spot after sloppy Wellington defending, while Rojas surged onto loose balls to finish past Glen Moss. The pair combined for an 82nd-minute effort that secured Berishas hat-trick, and Mitch Austin cemented Wellingtons embarrassment in injury time in front of 20,113. The all-action affair delivered on Victory coach Kevin Muscats promise of an attacking feast. With Rojas, Kosta Barbarouses, Gui Finkler and Phoenix coach Ernie Merrick all turning out against their former employers, there was plenty of feeling on display. The result deepens Wellingtons season of woe, with Merricks men stranded on the foot of the A-League table. Victory jumped to third place. AUSTRALIAS cricketers have finally snapped at opposition teams being given the red carpet treatment as a disgruntled fast bowling attack braces for the prospect of another dud WACA ground pitch. For the past few years the Australians have spent their winters getting spanked everywhere from India to England to Sri Lanka, on pitches often doctored to destroy them. Home summers are meant to be when their advantage kicks in, but for the past few years the wickets have been desperately flat and the WACAs reputation as a graveyard for opposition teams appears nothing more than a myth after last years Test against New Zealand was a lifeless draw. Australias spearhead Mitchell Starc yesterday questioned why Australia rolls out the welcome mat for its visitors to the point where bowlers cannot get a look in. I think other countries around the world do that home advantage a lot better, Starc said. The wickets in Australia have got a lot flatter in Shield cricket and Test cricket over the years. You just want to see that even contest. Aussies hanging out for bounce Starc wont believe an oldstyle WACA wicket still exists until he actually sees some bounce and carry. The grounds curator has already started managing expectations, saying Perths cool weather hasnt been conducive to a cracking deck. Meanwhile Perths new stadium, which will host next years Ashes Test and all big cricket matches at the WACAs expense, looms in the background. I hope its a lot better than last year, Starc said. If you offer an even contest for batters and bowlers through five days thats going to bring the best out of both teams. Last year was pretty disappointing from a bowling aspect. When you see 1400-plus runs for 25 or not many more wickets, its pretty disappointing at the WACA. I think being the last big Test match at the WACA, theyll want to put on a bit of a show. At least show a little bit of the WACA of old and hopefully a bit of an extra bounce and pace. Starc is still no fan of the pink ball, adamant it still gets too soft too quickly, but batsman Usman Khawaja loves the concept of day-night Tests and wants pink ball games to develop into their own format. BEN HORNE AUSTRALIAN Daniel Ricciardo has been elevated to third after four-time champion and former teammate Sebastian Vettel lost his temper and unleashed a stream of profanities during the Mexican Grand Prix yesterday. Vettel was penalised 10 seconds and dropped to fifth place after the Germans controversial race took numerous dramatic twists. Ricciardo was raised to third and his Red Bull teammate Max Verstappen to fourth in the race won by Lewis Hamilton ahead of his Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg. Vettel had finished fourth but was promoted to third after Verstappen was penalised for refusing to concede track position to the German after locking his brakes and running off the circuit late in the 71-lap race. But Vettel, who had come under fire for a foul-mouthed rant at Verstappen that was broadcast live to a television audience of millions, was censured by the stewards almost three hours after the race. The four-time world champion was found to have blocked Ricciardo in a breach of a rule that bans drivers from changing direction under braking. Stewards said the move was abnormal and potentially dangerous. Verstappen, who had joined Hamilton and Rosberg in the pre-podium room, made a hasty retreat when a tempestuous Vettel entered the room. Vettels language on the Ferrari team radio was so laden with profanities towards Verstappen and race director Charlie Whiting that Ferrari chief Maurizio Arrivabene had to intervene. Here is the message for Charlie, f--- off. Honestly, f--- off, Vettel ranted. Arrivabene replied: Sebastian, Sebastian, calm down, calm down. They are under investigation. I know that it is not fair but calm down. Put your head down and we talk afterwards. Verstappen, 19, said that Vettel should go back to school to be taught not to swear so much. It is ridiculous, what he did. I dont know how many times he is using very bad language. I will speak to him because this is how ridiculous he is handling it. Vettels radio rant, punctuated by a near-incessant series of bleep, bleep, bleeping, was an immediate classic moment in modern F1 transmissions, repeated by broadcasters and social media. It was very clear. I was very emotional and I have asked already to go and see Charlie Whiting, Vettel said. In the car, I was full of adrenaline because it is not right what Max did. I was getting upset. Mexico GP turns hot and spicyMexico GP turns hot and spicy

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