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The Northern Territory news Mon 25 Jul 2011



The Northern Territory news Mon 25 Jul 2011

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www.ntnews.com.au Monday, July 25, 2011. NT NEWS. 43 P U B : NTNE-WS-DA-TE:25-JGE:43 CO-LO-R: C-M Y-K ntnews.com.aul l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l 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 Pressure already onRangers ALLYMcCoist insists Rangers will be back to their best in tomorrows crucial Champions League qualifier against Malmo after watching his side get off to a stuttering start in the Scottish Premier League. The championswere held to a frustrating 1-1 draw by Hearts at Ibrox on the opening day of the season as McCoists competitive debut as Rangers manager ended in frustration. I dont think I will need to lift the players for thematch, he said. Opals duoAll-Star losers OPALS pair Penny Taylor and Liz Cambage have been unable to prevent theWest going down 113-118 to the East in theWNBA All-Star game at theweekend. Both Australians came off the bench for theWest, with Taylor scoring 11 points and Cambage 13 but the East claimed victory, thanks to Katie Douglass goahead 3-pointer with just 56.7 seconds remaining. Minnesota Lynx forward Rebekkah Brunson had 20 points and nine rebounds for theWest. Aweek toworkAll Blackmagic AWEEK spent working on their shortcomings against Fiji will result in a big improvement in the All Blacks display against South Africa, according to halfback Jimmy Cowan. The NewZealanders were guilty of a scratchy display despite scoring eight tries in the 60-14win over Fiji in Dunedin last Friday night, leaving plenty of work to do ahead of the Tri-Nations test inWellington on Saturday. I imaginewell see a remarkable improvement over this week, he said. Banned chief declares war DISGRACED Asian football chief Mohamed bin Hammam declared war on his former ally Sepp Blatter and vowed to clear his name after being banned for life for attempted bribery. The former Asian Football Confederation president was banned from all footballrelated activities by FIFAs ethics committee for seeking to bribe Caribbean football officials to vote for him in the presidential election. The 62-year-old Qatari did not attend the two-day hearing on Friday and Saturday. Bin Hammam confirmed he intended to appeal the ethics committees decision, firstly to FIFA and if necessary, to the Court of Arbitration for Sport and the civil courts. Wallabies primed to break drought TheAll Blacks are still setting the benchmarks in Test rugby RUGBYUNION ByDARRENWALTON Robbie Deans NOT resting on their laurels, the Wallabies have swiftly reset their sights on breaking a decade-long victory drought against the All Blacks in New Zealand. The Australians followed their 39-20 Tri-Nations drubbing of South Africa in Sydney on Saturday night by moving to the Gold Coast for an intense 10-day training block to prime them to meet the worlds top-ranked side in Auckland in two weeks. Australia has lost the past 11 Tests in New Zealand and hasnt won at Aucklands Eden Park in a quarter of a century. We get a week to regroup and really home in and focus on that game, Wallabies coach Robbie Deans said. Its a key game for us now. We havent had a lot of success at Eden Park, but weve got a great opportunity to really target that game and make the most of it. Apart from being desperate to break the hoodoo in the last trans-Tasman showdown before the Rugby World Cup kicks off in New Zealand in less than six weeks, victory over the All Blacks on home soil would give the Wallabies a psychological edge over their fierce rivals. Goalkicking winger James OConnor, still only 21 but already with 28 Test caps, wasnt even born the last time Australia won in Auckland in 1986. He said the bogey ground held no fears for the new-age Wallabies. Its going to be an awesome: Eden Park, where the World Cups going to be played, so looking forward to it, OConnor said. The All Blacks are still setting the benchmarks in Test rugby so its going to be a special game. Kurtley Beale could miss the match after arriving at Sydney airport yesterday looking like he had just been mugged. The classy fullback was limping from a twisted ankle, sporting a black eye and four stitches in his head and had his left shoulder in a sling courtesy of the bruising battle with the Springboks. Kurtleys a bit banged up, Deans said. Lowy reign under threat By TOM SMITHIES FRANK Lowy looks set to face a revolt against his leadership as former Soccer Australia director Dominic Galati intends to stand against him at Football Federation Australias annual general meeting in October. In what is certain to become an acrimonious conflict, Galati will make a pitch to the broad old soccer constituency that he will claim has been steadily isolated by the Lowy regime. Though Galati declined to comment on his candidacy yesterday, his supporters believe he has widespread backing already and can muster the numbers to defeat Lowy at the AGM. Katherines Cadel Evans tosses a bunch of flowers into the crowd after being presented with the Tour de Frances coveted yellow jersey following his superb individual time trial Picture: AP Evans proves doubters wrong FromBackPage In all that time, a lot of people have believed well, not as many people have believed in me as you might think. A few key people have backed me when everyone doubted me and no one wanted to know me in August 2008 (after finishing runner-up in the tour). Evans efforts were hailed far and wide yesterday, from the Prime Minister down to young cycling fans across Australia. Former Australian cycling champion Phil Anderson was one of many to applaud Evans remarkable win. For this to be front-page news, compared to the days from when I was riding, is huge. This will certainly take (the sport) ahead in big steps. Seven-time Tour champion Lance Armstrong arrived in Grenoble in time to watch Evans turn a 57-second deficit into a 1min 34sec lead in the heart of the French Alps. Congratulations to Cadel Evans. thatwasademonstration, Armstrong tweated. Evans pushed himself to the limit in the time trial, coming desperately close to crashing on a couple of occasions on downhill sections before blowing away the Schleck brothers. Such was the Australians pace that his BMC bosses ordered him to slow down in the final few kilometres. No regrets, in spite of mauling PETER De Villiers insists he doesnt regret bringing a second-string squad to Australasia despite South Africa suffering a 20-39 mauling against the Wallabies in its Tri-Nations series opener. But with 21 frontline players back at home, the Springboks coach admitted his inexperienced line-up was out of its depth as it started the World Cup build-up with South Africas heaviest loss in Australia in five years. I felt sorry for John (Smit) at one stage, De Villiers said To be the captain is one thing, but to have some leaders around you to calm down the new guys was nonexistent. I hope the lessons that they learned (included) the difference to play for your country at Test level and to play at Super 15 level is quite remarkable.

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