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The Northern Territory news Sat 10 Sep 2011



The Northern Territory news Sat 10 Sep 2011

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58 NT NEWS. Saturday, September 10, 2011. www.ntnews.com.au P U B : N T N E W S D A T E : 1 0 -S E P -2 0 1 1 P A G E : 5 8 C O L O R : C M Y K 1080127v2 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 FlyingKerr shocks Slater AERIALmerchant Josh Kerr produced one of themost electrifying performances in the history of Australian surfing to beat Kelly Slater at the Quiksilver Pro New York. Kerr monstered Slater in a phenomenal fourthround heat thanks to a pair of nine-point rides that not even the greatest of greats could trump. Stoked, super-stoked, speechless, Kerr said after polling 19.27 to Slaters 12.97. Ive never beaten Kelly. Unbelievable. Im shaking. I cannot believe that. Leading rally trio crash out THE streets of Coffs Harbour turned into awar-zone yesterdaywith the three biggest names in world rallying claimed by a course that has been slammed as dangerous. In a explosive start to the four-day Rally Australia held on the Coffs Coast, seven-time worldWRC champion Sebastian Loeb slewed off the loose gravel track at high speed, rolling before hitting a tree. Championship hopeful Sebastian Ogier and YouTube sensation Ken Block also crashed out. Hepburn insult leads to axing RISING Australian cycling star Michael Hepburnwas kicked off a race in France for making an offensive gesture to officials. The cyclingnewswebsite reported Australian teammanager Neil Stephens took Hepburn out of the race and fined him $1650. Hepburn raised his middle finger after winning stage three at the Tour de lAvenir, an important pre-world titles event for under-23 riders. He had a received a 30-second time penalty the day before. FOOTROT FLATS Olympics bound FOR Australias mens and womens basketballers, its Games on. The Boomers and Opals booked their tickets for the London Olympics in contrasting styles against New Zealand in Brisbane last night, securing unassailable 2-0 leads in their best-of-three Oceania qualifying series. While the women qualified with a reasonably comfortable 19-point win, the Boomers needed a huge final quarter to post an 17-point victory in their game two. Trailing by two points at the end of the third quarter and the game in the balance, Australias men dug deep in every facet of the game to see off the Tall Blacks 81-64. TOPPIES STRIPPERS XXX SHOWS DOUBLES Book NOW for AFL & NRL FINAL PARTIES !!! 0458 168 278 TO BOOK E R 1 0 0 6 0 6 Lets play it again, Sam SAMANTHA Stosur is one win away from a likely US Open final against American tennis queen Serena Williams in New York on the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Playing on such an occasion in front of a parochial 23,000-plus crowd at Arthur Ashe Stadium hardly needs embellishing. But she must defeat German surprise packet Angelique Kerber and Williams must subdue world No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki in Sunday mornings (NT time) semi-finals for the showdown to become a reality. Stosur, 27, completed her half of the deal by reaching her third grand slam semi-final with a 6-3 6-3 demolition of last years finalist Vera Zvonareva. Williams maintained her march towards the title by defeating Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 7-5 6-1. Stosur is the only remaining player to have conquered Williams, a 13-time grand slam champion. Having bombed out at the past two grand slams after similar preparations, many thought she couldnt be trusted to perform at the majors. To have not had good grand slam results this year up until this tournament, obviously I wanted to try to do a lot better here, Stosur said. Hopefully I can keep it going for a couple more days. Kerber was still coming to grips with playing in the final four at a grand slam. I wake up last night and I was thinking, its a dream or its real? she said. The quarters was, for me, the best highlight of my career, and now Im in the semis. Meanwhile, in the mens draw, world No. 1 Novak Djokovic and five-time champion Roger Federer set up a US Open semi-final blockbuster. Djovokic defeated Serbian Davis Cup-winning teammate Janko Tipsarevic, who retired with a left thigh injury. Djokovic led 7-6 (7-2) 6-7 (3-7) 6-0 3-0 at the time. Federer demolished Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-4 6-3 6-3. In the other quarter-finals, Rafael Nadal defeated Giles Muller while Andy Murray overpowered Americas Donald Young. Samantha Stosur acknowledges her fans after defeating Vera Zvonareva in the US Open Picture: STAN HONDA, AFP Coogan proves shes a genuine hot shot SHOOTING Kelly Coogan TERRITORY shooter Kelly Coogan has described her bronze medal at the World Shotgun Championships as the proudest moment in her short career. The Darwin resident, 19, claimed a podium finish in the junior womens trap overnight, at the end of a nerveracking threeway shoot-off for silver and bronze medal positions. It was more than I had expected heading into the event today but I just came in and did my best and am really excited with the bronze medal, Coogan said in a statement from the event in Serbia. Coogan shot 68 out of a possible 75 targets during the preliminary rounds. She finished level with two other athletes in a tie for second place before the shoot-off. In the senior womens trap, Victorian Catherine Skinner was Australias best performer, finishing fifth. Skinner shot 72 targets during the preliminary rounds to qualify for the sixperson final. Her form deserted her in the final, with her shooting 17 out of a possible 25 targets.