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46 Sunday Territorian, Sunday, December 11, 2011 www.sundayterritorian.com.au P U B : S U N D A Y D A T E : 1 1 -D E C -2 0 1 1 P A G E : 4 6 C O L O R : C M Y K answers 1BoxingDay. 2 Stephen Conroy. 3 Look. 4 Fashion. 5 Trees and shrubs. 6Abbie Cornish. 7 European Economic Community. 8D.H. Lawrence. 9August 1. 10 SouthAmerica. 11Venice. 12 Shoes. 13 Indian. 14 Vitezslav Lavicka. 15 Spam. 16Galaxy4Victory 3 on penalties. 17Hungary. 18 DecemberBoys. 19Smaller. 20DavidNalbandian. 21 Traymobile. 22 Fulham. 23 Four. 24Vinegar. 25World HealthOrganization. 26 Pottery. 27RonaldReagan. 28Bush. 29One. 30Sam Stosur. S P H E R I C B O D Y B U I L D E R O A E A R I L M E I L I N E D S P A N G L E P E S T S I D U S S I E L P E D I S H C L O T H T E D D Y B E A R H E C S R D E A L S K I S M E T S C R A W L A K L C N M R D O I D E N T I F Y I N G O R A T O R Y S H O E E I L U G A I M P R I N T N O N S E N S I C A L E R N A C E S U T S H O C K S L E S S E E H I L L Y B B T O T S T A R B O A R D B R E A T H I N G I T E R E O R S V U G L I D E R U B D O W N E X A C T M O C E U E A A T S A N N I H I L A T E D L A T H E R Y SS T A U N I C O R N P A R A G O N M R O A O O I M P L A N T T R U A N T S E N E U T I O B L I G E D L S N E A N T H E M T H E S I S A S E E C O N T E N T A M V A T A O U T C O M E P A R A S O L H T R E U E I N E R T I A R A M B L E D R O L SPORT sundayterritorian.com.au Open wildcard decider MELBOURNE: Victorian Marinko Matosevic will face Sydneys James Duckworth for an Australian Open wildcard spot today and is already looking forward to the real deal. Matosevic, second seed in the wildcard playoff event, dropped the first set before beating Queenslander Michael Look 4-6 6-3 6-0. Duckworth knocked out top seed Greg Jones, from Sydney, 5-7 6-2 6-4. In the womens tournament, room-mates Ashleigh Barty and Olivia Rogowska will meet for a place in the main draw of the Open. Matosevic said the match was not the toughest but found it hard to gather rhythm in the opening set. I would like to have this confidence in January when the real deal is on but its a great preparation . . . because I havent played since the Shanghai Masters (in October), he said. Quiros takes Dubai lead DUBAI: Alvaro Quiros upstaged the battle to be Europes No. 1 after opening up a four-shot lead at the halfway stage of the Dubai World Championship. A course-record eightunder par 64, capped by a brilliant eagle on the final hole of the day, gave the popular Spaniard a two-day total of 12-under par 132. Northern Irelands Rory McIlroy, involved in a thrilling battle for the European Tours Race to Dubai honour, made successive bogeys on his final two holes to drop down to tied third place at seven-under par 137, along with Englands Robert Rock. Needing to win the tournament to have any chance of becoming Europes new No. 1, McIlroy is now five behind the leader. The news was much better for Luke Donald. The world No. 1 Englishman (-4) needs to finish in the top nine to win the Race to Dubai. Veteran aces for the lead NAPLES, Florida: Nick Price had a hole in one as he teamed with fellow veteran Mark Calcavecchia for a nine-under 63 and a share of the Shark Shootout opening lead. Price backed up his ace with a 10m birdie putt on the final hole in the modified alternateshot format, as the Champions tour pairing joined PGA Champion Keegan Bradley and Brendan Steele at the top of the leaderboard. Bradley and Steele played the final six holes in seven-under in the first round on Tiburon Golf Clubs Gold Course. Jerry Kelly and Steve Stricker, who won the 2009 event, were a stroke back and Rickie Fowler and Camilo Villegas were two shots back. What can you say when you make a hole in one? We go from four to six-under, and now were really looking at shooting a decent score today or a low score, Price said. Dwyer the best yet again STAR Kookaburra striker Jamie Dwyer has won the mens international hockey player of the year award for a record-extending fifth time. The 32-year-old Queenslander beat teammate Eddie Ockenden, three-time winner Teun de Nooijer, of the Netherlands, and Germans Moritz Furste and Max Muller. Another Kookaburra, Queensland defender Matthew Swann, completed the double for Australia by taking out the young player of the year award. The winners were announced yesterday at the Champions Trophy in Auckland, where Dwyer has been in top form. He is the tournaments leading scorer, with seven goals in Australias first four matches to help the defending champions into todays final with a game to spare. His latest win is all the more remarkable given that he missed six months of the year because of a serious knee injury. I havent played too much at all, but Im pretty happy with the way Ive come back from my injury, particularly at this tournament, he said. I was a bit shocked to be nominated, but now that Ive been awarded the trophy again its a great honour. Dwyer was first named player of the year in 2004. Kiwis push Aussies Kookaburras face Spain in todays final The Kookaburras celebrate Territorian Des Abbotts goal against New Zealand yesterday Picture: DAVID ROWLAND AUCKLAND: Defending champions Australia have tuned up for todays Champions Trophy hockey final with a 2-1 win over a gutsy New Zealand. The Kookaburras had already qualified for the goldmedal playoff before facing the Black Sticks. Spain secured the other berth in the final with victory over the Netherlands. The Kookaburras made a strong start against the home side and their pressure told in the 14th minute. Some slick passing between Territorians Des Abbott and Glen Simpson was finished off by Abbott with a deflection. The Black Sticks worked their way back into the contest and drew level late in the half when Andy Hayward flicked home from a penalty corner. With 12 minutes to go, the unbeaten Kookaburras scored the decisive goal when Simpson guided home Eddie Ockendens cross. Coach Ric Charlesworths rated the Kookaburras very lucky to beat the Black Sticks, saying they were wasteful in front of goal. There was nothing hanging on the result and that has an effect even though you hope that it wouldnt but its a challenge, he said.