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The Northern Territory news Tue 21 Aug 2012



The Northern Territory news Tue 21 Aug 2012

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38 NT NEWS. Tuesday, August 21, 2012. www.ntnews.com.au P U B : N T N E W S D A T E : 2 1 -A U G -2 0 1 2 P A G E : 3 8 C O L O R : C M Y K 1080127v4 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 Pedrosawins Indianapolis POLE sitter Honda rider Dani Pedrosawon yesterdays Indianapolis MotoGP, finishing nearly 11 seconds ahead of fellow Spaniard Jorge Lorenzo. Pedrosa completed the 28-lap course at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 49min39.631sec, 10.823sec ahead of Yamahas Lorenzo. Last years winner Casey Stoner of Australia finished fourth. He was ridingwith special footwear after suffering an ankle injury in Saturdays qualifying round. Li Nawins Cincinnati Masters CHINAS Li Nawon her first tennis title of the season, overcoming an awful first set to beat Germanys Angelique Kerber yesterday in the final at the Cincinnati Masters. After finishing second three times this season, Li finally lifted a trophywith her 1-6 6-3 6-1 victory. On themens side, top-ranked Roger Federer won a record fifth Cincinnati title, dominating second-seeded Novak Djokovic from the outset for a 6-0 7-6 (9-7) victory. Jackson unsure of future BASKETBALL superstar Lauren Jacksonwants to see Carrie Graf continue as Opals coach, but remains undecided about her own international future. Fourtime Olympian Jackson added a bronze to her three silver medals after carrying the flag for Australia at the opening ceremony of the recent London Games. She returned to Australia for less than aweek before leaving yesterday to link upwith her AmericanWNBA team Seattle Storm. FOOTROT FLATS Celebrating in George Street is just pure gold Krystal Weir and her sailing teammates in Sydney yesterday during the homecoming parade for the Australian Olympic Team Picture: CAMERON RICHARDSON AUSTRALIAS Olympic athletes were given a heros reception at their welcome home parade through central Sydney yesterday. NSW Governor Marie Bashir addressed the athletes before they set off from Circular Quay at 11.30am (Northern Territory time). We all know its the sport, not the outcome, but the outcome has been superb, Professor Bashir said. Theres no doubt that youre serving as very powerful role models for young people. Countless young Australians will be striving to aspire to your ranks. Huge crowds lined the streets to cheer on the athletes. Its the first of a series of parades for the Australian team which will be held around the country. Silver and bronze medallist, swimmer James Magnussen, said despite not winning gold, it was good to get out there to thank his fans for their support. While the media might have given me a bit of a hammering its important to know the people that matter are still behind me, he said. Its the third Olympic parade for gold medal-winning track cyclist Anna Meares. This is always a fun part of being an Olympian, coming home, Meares said. Its all a Buddy mystery Lance Franklin FOOTBALL ByMATTWINDLEY andMARK STEVENS in Melbourne Weve heard all the conspiracy theories and rumours LANCE Franklin is still feeling the effects of a mystery bug, and is no certainty to end a six-week absence in the top-of-the-ladder clash with Sydney at the SCG. The Hawthorn superstar withdrew from Sundays clash with Gold Coast and his captain Luke Hodge conceded he was still looking a little bit groggy despite completing a light session yesterday. It came came as further details of a bizarre weekend emerged, with Franklin so ill on Saturday afternoon he was unable to phone club officials. The NT News yesterday revealed his housemate, Collingwoods Sharrod Wellingham, contacted the Hawks after being deeply concerned about his welfare. The drama was serious enough to delay Wellinghams arrival at Etihad Stadium for Collingwoods clash with North Melbourne. Hawthorn released a statement yesterday saying Franklin was suffering from nausea, headaches and dizziness. Hawks football manager Mark Evans yesterday emphatically denied speculation surrounding the Coleman Medallists prolonged on-field absence. Weve heard all the conspiracy theories and rumours and I can tell you that they are absolute rubbish, Evans said. People need to be very careful about how you report that and how the commentary goes. You shouldnt go there. The sorts of things that we have heard is that its an AFL or club-imposed suspension, that hes re-done his hamstring, that he took two weeks off to go to the Olympics, just absolute rubbish. So where to from here? Hes had a light aerobic session today and if all goes well hell participate in training for the rest of the week and play against Sydney. Evans said Franklin would be disappointed by the spec ulation. But hes also aware that its not within his control, hopefully he can just push that to the side, he said. But people need to take some level of responsibility with the comments that they make. Hodge said being the subject of unfounded speculation was the hardest part of being a league footballer. The Hawks skipper said Franklin was itching to get back on to the field. Speaking to him today, he cant wait to train tomorrow and get ready to go to Syd ney, Hodge said. Ive seen him look better, he still looks a little bit groggy, but he just cant wait for training. Five or six weeks for anyone is a pain hes been best on track the last three weeks, the skipper said. Paralympic flag hoisted THE official flag of the 2012 Paralympic Games has been raised in Londons Downing St. British Prime Minister David Cameron wished UK competitors luck, and predicted their dedication and persistence was about to pay off when the Games open on August 29. Officially called the Agitos, the Paralympic symbol replaces the Olympic rings that have been flying over No. 10. Mr Cameron said it would be the biggest Paralympics yet with more countries, more athletes and more spectators than ever before. I would like to congratulate all of Britains athletes, Mr Cameron said. This is a huge achievement and the result of years of training.

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