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The Northern Territory news Sat 9 Nov 2013



The Northern Territory news Sat 9 Nov 2013

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www.ntnews.com.au Saturday, November 9, 2013. NT NEWS. 45 P U B : NTNE-WS-DA-TE:9-NGE:45 CO-LO-R: C-M Y-K Get a 15% Bonus when you place a TattsBet Feature Race Pack on the Emirates Stakes! Give the Feature Race Pack a go at: *Bonus o er on the Emirates Stakes limited to the first 5000 Feature Race Pack bets sold. Gamble Responsibly. 13 19 39 TattsBet.com Smart Phone Spring Carnival Spend $20 and get $23 worth of bets! Just choose four horses, or leave the ticket blank and the computer will do the selecting for you. Its that simple! ntnews.com.aul l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l SPORT Stars gender questioned SOUTH Koreas womens football league has been rocked by a gender testing row that has dragged in the state human rights commission and triggered the resignation of one team coach. The dispute has its roots in a request by coaches of the six of the seven K-League teams that the star striker of the Seoul City club, Park Eun-Seon, be required to undergo a gender test. Park was the leagues leading goalscorer in the 2013 season. Aussies fall to Ferns in Fast5 SOME fine long-range shooting byMaria Tutaia backed up by excellent defence has taken defending champions NewZealand to a 39-26win over Australia at the Fast5 netball world series in Auckland. The result in themost intense encounter of the seven pool matches on day one, left the Fast5 Fernswith twowins and as the only unbeaten team. Pool play in the six-nation tournament continues today, before the play-offs tomorrow. Djokovic through to semis DEFENDING champion Novak Djokovic booked his place in the semi-finals of the ATPWorld Tour Finals with a 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 victory over JuanMartin del Potro. After Roger Federer defeated Richard Gasquet earlier in the day, Djokovic knew anywin against the Argentine fourth seedwould guarantee his qualification from Group Bwith onematch still to play. And theworld No. 2 seized his chance, surviving a tough test lasting nearly two hours. STRIKER SIGNEDUP GOAL-SHY Sydney FC have beefed up their attacking options by signing former Serbian international striker Ranko Despotovic until the end of the A-League season. He will link with his new team-mates next week and could make his debut next Saturday. Sydney face Melbourne Victory tonight. THREEPOINTSVITAL ADELAIDE: Adelaide United coach Josep Gombau says only one thing could make him happier with his A-League outfit awin. The Spaniards reign as Reds coach has started with widespread approval for his attractive, attacking style. Adelaide host the winless Newcastle Jets today. PHOENIXGO COLD FOUR games without a win, Wellington Phoenix are looking for a strong start and more co-ordination on defence in todays A-League match against Perth. Assistant coach Chris Greenacre said: The slow start is something we need to address and its important we turn that round sooner rather than later. LIPPI AFTERHISTORY MARCELLO Lippi and his Guangzhou Evergrande squad are potentially 90 minutes away from making history as they host FC Seoul in the return leg of the Asian Champions League final. Guangzhou are bidding to become the first Chinese team to win the continental title since 1990, while Lippi will tonight aim to become the first coach to win Asian and European titles. DEFOERUNSHOT JERMAIN Defoe broke Tottenhams European goalscoring record as he steered his side into the knockout phase of the Europa League with a tough 2-1 victory over Moldovas Sheriff Tiraspol. Spurs join Valencia, Salzburg, Esbjerg, Fiorentina and Dninpro in the last 32 with their places booked. Marks call no fast fix SOCCER It definitely hasnt been a sudden decision MARK Schwarzer says his decision to quit the Socceroos was a long time in the making, admitting he no longer felt fully committed to his role in the national team. The veteran goalkeeper called time on his international career on the eve of Ange Postecoglous first Australian squad announcement as head coach ahead of this months friendly against Costa Rica. While his retirement shocked many, including teammate Tim Cahill, Schwarzer insists it was not a rash decision. Its been something that Ive been playing in my head for quite some time now, he said yesterday. I know for a lot of people its kind of a surprise that I wouldve made such a decision maybe a sudden decision. But it definitely hasnt been a sudden decision. You dont go playing for the Socceroos for 20 years and make a sudden decision like that. The countrys most capped player said he had always been 100 per cent committed to the Socceroos but felt that had started to wane. I felt that I couldnt give it the commitment that I feel needed to be given to represent your country at a high level and also the World Cup, he said after Chelseas Champions League win over Schalke. Physically I feel really good, but mentally it was the biggest challenge and I just knew it was the right time to move on and pass on the baton as they say and sit back and let someone else take over. Family also played a big part in his decision, Schwarzer said. Im at a point in my kids lives and for my wife, I need to be around more to play a part of being a normal dad, he said. Schwarzer was confident he had left the Socceroos in a very good shape but was coy on who he believed should take his spot between the posts. Theres a lot of good goalkeepers out there, he said. Mitch Langerak played extremely well the last couple of games, weve got Mat Ryan whose playing over in Belgium, Adam Federici at Reading. Golgol Mebrahtu of the Heart leaps high to head the ball last night Picture: GETTY IMAGES More brain, less heart needed SCORE WESTERNSYDNEY WANDERERS 1 (Shannon Cole 27m)DMELBOURNEHEART0 at AAMI Park. Crowd: 8070. FOR all of their huffing and puffing, Melbourne Heart look like a team out of ideas as they lost 1-0 in the A-League match to the Western Sydney Wanderers. Saturated and defeated by a Shannon Cole sucker punch, the result will heap more pressure on struggling Heart coach John Aloisi. As the rain poured down in the second half last night, a glimpse at the two coaches was instructive. Wanderers Tony Popovic was sheltered by an umbrella, while a stoic Aloisi was drenched by the rain. It was the second week in a row Heart had the better of the first half without reward but unlike their trip to Brisbane, the Wanderers didnt wait to punish them. In the 27th minute, Adam DApuzzos cross was nodded on by Tomi Juric to Shannon Cole, at the back post who thrashed past keeper Andrew Redmayne on his second attempt.