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The Northern Territory news Tue 30 Jul 2013



The Northern Territory news Tue 30 Jul 2013

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34 NT NEWS. Tuesday, July 30, 2013. www.ntnews.com.au P U B : N T N E W S D A T E : 3 0 -J U L -2 0 1 3 P A G E : 3 4 C O L O R : C M Y K SPORT 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 ntnews.com.au Moore better than beingWright HAWAIIS Carissa Moore has bumped Australian Tyler Wright from the No.1 spot on thewomens surfing world tour rankings after winning the US Open in California. Moore fought off a late charge from local favourite Courtney Conlogue towin 16.00 points to 15.27 in peaky one-metrewaves at the Huntington Beach final yesterday. It is the 20-year-olds third victory this year on the ASPwomens world tour. The next tour event is on September 24 in France. Gold for Aussie BMX top gun AUSTRALIAS Caroline Buchanan haswon gold at the UCI BMXworld championships in Auckland to put the demons of her London Olympics campaign behind her. Buchanan clocked a time of 25.506sec in a dramatic final at Vector Arena to beat home compatriot Lauren Reynolds by 1.296sec, while FrenchwomanManon Valentino bagged bronze. For the victorious 22-year-old Canberran, it was some redemption for a below-par Olympics campaign. Elvis sings Sharks praises AUSTRALIAS mens water polo team have defeated Germany to reach theworld championships quarterfinals for the first time in a decade. The Sharks won 8-4 in the elimination round in Barcelona on Sunday to set up a last-eight meetingwith Croatia tomorrow. The Sharks have a useful ally in their corner in Croatian coach Elvis Fatovic, whowas an assistant in Croatias London 2012win. Australias women faced Greece in the quarter-finals overnight. Its an instant hit for all ages He may be only six years old but Luke Mohr is on the ball as he enjoys the latest entry-level program at Darwin Squash Centre Picture: JUSTIN SANSON SQUASH EXTRA STARS NTNews photographerswill be covering junior sport in a big way through the 2013 Dry Season. A photowill be selected for Tuesdays Sports Extra. Junior sportspeople canwin a printedNTNews front page featuring their photo by having their details emailed to marketing@ntnews.com.au. More photographswill be run in an online gallery thatwill be updated eachweek. These can be purchased at newsphotos.com.au. At the end of the seasonwell put together a liftout featuring all the photos. All juniors photographedwill go into a draw towin a prize at seasons end. LOOKING very much like a future world champion squash player, six-year-old Luke Mohr, was having a whale of a time at the latest entry-level program conducted jointly by the Darwin Squash Association and Darwin Squash Centre. We have kids ranging in age from six to 16 on our Saturday morning program, said Darwin Squash Centre Program Manager, Leslee Reif. It is an entry-level program run by the Darwin Squash Association and the Darwin Squash Centre, and forms part of NT participation strategy for squash, based on the Long Term Athletic Development model. While the program focuses on squash, we incorporate a range of different activities which include developing the players physical, mental, technical, tactical, lifestyle and personal capabilities necessary for the game. Reif added that the Saturday morning program is often the first point of entry into the squash pathway. From their first encounter, players can follow the path to other coaching/recreational and training opportunities including the Pro Squash Academy of the NT. That may then lead to a range of rewards and opportunities such as interstate and international tournaments, local competition, scholarships and access to sports/squash professionals. The focus of the Saturday morning session is to have fun and learn about the game of squash through play based activities, she said. Contact the Darwin Squash Centre (8945 7362) at Marrara for more information. Lyon has Agar in a spin CRICKET DARREN Lehmann admits Ashton Agars bowling was not up to scratch at Lords, as Australia consider replacing the teenager with the more experienced Nathan Lyon for the must-win third Ashes Test at Old Trafford. In the second Test, Agar went wicketless on a deck where England spinner Graeme Swann picked up nine scalps, and part-timers Steve Smith and Joe Root took six between them. Lyon has taken 76 wickets in 22 Tests at an average of 33 and is tipped to return for a match Australia must win to keep the series alive. He was unlucky to be left out of Trent Bridge and Lords at Agars expense. The 25-year-old Lyon wasnt a standout in the drawn tour match against Su ssex at Hove, but seemed in control for the majority of his spells, going for 1-99. Lehmann said with Monty Panesar included in the England squad, he will have to consider picking two specialist spinners for Manchester. One spinner seems more likely though, with Steve Smith able to contribute and Lehmann saying that Michael Clarkes back is good enough for the skipper to bowl. Lehmann said 19-year-old Agar has already developed a good enough technique to play Test cricket, but praised Lyon for the way he has bounced back from his demotion. (Lyon) has handled himself really well in the tough circumstances he has found himself in, Lehmann said. I thought (Agar) bowled quite well in Nottingham. He had a problem with his hip in the second Test match and struggled through that. But he knows he didnt bowl well enough not to the standard were after. Wed be mad to pick him if we didnt think he was technically up to it. Id hope he has plenty of room for improvement, the same as Nathan. Lehmanns two other selection dilemmas centre on David Warner and the vacant fast bowling spot. The coach said Warner had done what was needed scoring 193 for Australia A, but wasnt a certainty for the Old Trafford Test starting on Thursday. Phillip Hughes is the batsman under most pressure to hold his spot if Warner returns, and Lehmann admits Hughes and Ed Cowan hindered as much as helped their chances with half-centuries rather than tons against Sussex.