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The Northern Territory news Tue 30 Jul 2013



The Northern Territory news Tue 30 Jul 2013

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www.ntnews.com.au Tuesday, July 30, 2013. NT NEWS. 35 P U B : NTNE-WS-DA-TE:30-JGE:35 CO-LO-R: C-M Y-K ntnews.com.au l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l 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 Snedekerwins CanadianOpen BRANDT Snedeker won the Canadian Open yesterday for his second PGA Tour title of the year, closingwith a two-under-par 70 for a three-stroke victory. Snedeker took the lead yesterday after secondround pacesetter Hunter Mahanwithdrewwhen his wifewent into labour, and held on in the breezy final round at Glen Abbey. Aaron Baddeleywas the bestplaced Australian, five shots behind Snedeker on 277, after a final round of 68. NZ inAmericas Cupwhitewash TEAMNewZealand have completed a clean sweep of Italian rivals Luna Rossa at the Americas Cupwith another procession-like win on San Francisco Bay. The Kiwi outfit won by 3min 20sec, the closest margin in their four completed races since Luna Rossa forfeited the first on July 7. TeamNZ, whowon all their races , have qualified for the best-of-seven Louis Vuitton Cup semi-final, starting on August 6. The best-of-13 final begins on August 17. Rivals trapped in KarriesWebb AUSTRALIAN golf star KarrieWebb has closedwith a round of 65 to vault into first place andwin the ISPS Handa Ladies EuropeanMasters at Buckinghamshire Golf Club. Webb finished on 16 under for the tournament, one shot clear of Ashleigh Simon and two ahead of Solheim Cup hopeful Caroline Masson, the pair having led going into the final round alongside teenager Klara Spilkova, who had to settle for a share of sixth. Juniors step up to bat CRICKET By IANBUTTERWORTH A NEW in2CRICKET centre will commence tomorrow in Rosebery, with eight weeks of modified games and activities on offer to introduce juniors to the game of cricket. The activity aims to encourage fun and participation from girls and boys aged 5-10 years. NT Cricket game development officer Tim Sparks is looking forward to the new sessions. Weve had some really positive feedback from the students. Weve held sessions in more than 10 schools in the Palmerston area, and there is obviously a large number of enthusiastic cricketers living in the area, he said. Palmerston Cricket Club ran their in2CRICKET program last term with great success, having more than 50 participants, and I hope the Rosebery sessions are as popular. Supported by NT Cricket and run by volunteers, it is hoped this initiative will lead to the establishment of a second club in Palmerston. NT Cricket CEO John Stock is pleased to see another in2CRICKET centre confirmed. Growing the number of junior cricketers is a strong focus for NT Cricket and the establishment of an additional in2CRICKET centre is an excellent first step in engaging budding cricketers in Australias favourite sport, he said. The centre is located at Rosebery Middle School and sessions run between 5.30-6.30pm. The cost is $75 (Sport Vouchers accepted) for eight weeks. For details, contact Tim Sparks on 8944 8900. Greg Mosel puts in plenty of practice and training as he prepares to leave for the US to take up a sporting scholarship Picture: DANIEL HARTLEY-ALLEN Mosel set to make his pitch for shot at Major League BASEBALL By IANBUTTERWORTH TOP End baseballer Greg Mosel leaves for the US state of Missouri next month to take up a sporting scholarship. I have been studying accountancy at College in America for the past two years and had offers from West Virginia and Central Florida, but the opportunity of a sporting scholarship at Southeast Mis souri State University arose and it was too good to refuse, he said. I have got another two years left at college before graduation but hopefully I get looked at by a Major League club and only spend one more year studying. As a pitcher, Mosel has topped out at 94mph (151km/h) but his routine slider stops the clock at around 85mph (137km/h). He normally pitches for six or seven innings and immediately heads for the ice pack which he uses on a daily basis for his elbow and shoulder joints. The 21-year-old has dabbled in cricket and football with the Nightcliff Tigers, but it is on the pitching mound as a PINT baseballer where he has excelled. A highlight of his career was winning a silver medal playing for Australia at the 2010 Junior World Championships in Canada. Baseball is a family thing and I started playing the game when I was about three years old. I played a bit of AFL and cricket but always came back to baseball, he said. I started pitching because someone said I had a good arm and thats where Ive been ever since. It got me to the Junior Worlds in Canada with the Australia team where we won silver between Chinese Taipei (gold) and Cuba (bronze). Thats my biggest thrill so far but playing in the American Major League would be the ultimate. Mosel who spent two seasons with Glenelg and one with Woodville in the Adelaide League, leaves for the US on August 19, and will miss the Darwin Baseball League finals with his beloved PINT club. World Cup for MCG A state of excitement over Victorias windfall CRICKET ByMALCOLMCONN MELBOURNES reputation as the worlds sporting capital will be confirmed today when the MCG is announced as the host of the 2015 World Cup cricket final. The coup will see millions of dollars poured into Victorias economy. A tourism bonanza across the state is forecast, as the event is one of the sporting worlds biggest drawcards. Victoria battled intense competition from across Australia and New Zealand to win the final. Every major centre campaigned hard, well aware of the huge financial benefits of hosting the final. It will also draw a massive TV audience a billion fans across the globe are expected to tune in when the G hosts the match on March 28-29 that year. The G hosted the final in 1992, the last time crickets premier international tournament World Cup was played in Australasia. Semi-finals were held in Sydney and Auckland then, and the same venues are ex pected to be unveiled this morning with a formal announcement at Docklands by key federal and state ministers, International Cricket Council chief executive Dave Richardson and a host of former stars including Indias Kapil Dev and Sri Lankas Sanath Jayasuriya. Former Australian greats including Dennis Lillee, Ian Chappell, Adam Gilchrist and Mike Hussey will join Australian one-day players George Bailey and Clint McKay as the centrepiece of the presentation. Competition for key matches generated strong bidding at state governmentlevel across the country, with major redevelopments in Sydney and Adelaide, and the recently revamped Gabba all capable of seating more than 40,000. Co-host New Zealand also put its case with Aucklands restructured Eden Park a contender. There will be 49 matches over 44 days during February and March, with all venues and dates announced today. With 14 teams in the event there will also be several re gional games. Two groups of seven will ensure each team plays at least six matches in the round robin stage, with the top four in each group going through to quarter-finals. So big is the World Cup that Australia is hosting just four Test matches, against India, during the 2014-15 season to accommodate it. This means that either Brisbane or Adelaide is likely miss out on a Test during the season, but all of the countrys leading venues will be awarded a major World Cup match involving Australia. Northline in a signof loyalty FOOTBALL NORTHLINE Transport has extended its naming rights sponsorship at Northline Oval until the end of the 2013-14 NTFL season. The new agreement was signed by Northlines chief executive Craige Whitton during Magpies training last night. The deal will see Northline retain the naming rights sponsorship at the ground while the companys logo will appear on the players and coaches shirts and shorts.