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The Northern Territory news Sat 16 Jul 2011



The Northern Territory news Sat 16 Jul 2011

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54 NT NEWS. Saturday, July 16, 2011. www.ntnews.com.au P U B : N T N E W S D A T E : 1 6 -J U L -2 0 1 1 P A G E : 5 4 C O L O R : C M Y K WIN A FAMILY PASS TO THE To celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the Royal Darwin Show, NT News and the Royal Darwin Show are teaming up to give away 20 Family passes (valued at $40 each)! For your chance to WIN simply fill in the coupon and send it to: Royal Darwin Show GPO Box 1401 Darwin, NT, 0801 Entries must be received by first mail Wednesday 20th July. Winners will be contacted by phone. Royal Darwin Show 2011 21st, 22nd & 23rd July Darwin Showgrounds and Exhibition Centre For all your show day info, maps and event listings download the FREE Darwin Show iPhone app 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 Lonard off to flying start AUSTRALIAN veteran Peter Lonardmade themost of his first US PGA Tour round since 2009 as he joined a half-dozen players sharing the first-round lead in the Viking Classic. Lonards eight birdies included two on his last two holes at Annandale Golf Club as he joined the big leading group on seven-under par 65. Lonard, 43, was a late addition to the field and had been on his way to a Nationwide developmental tour event in Ohio when he got the call to head toMississippi. NBA sacks 114workers THE NBA has let go an estimated 114 people in planned cost-cuttingmoves that a league spokesman says are not a direct result of the lockout. The sacked employees represent about 11 per cent of the league office workforce in NewYork, New Jersey and internationally. SpokesmanMike Bass said the layoffs were not a direct result of the lockout but rather a response to the same underlying issue; that is, the leagues expenses far outpace our revenues. Australian pack leader Kurt Barnes posted a two-under 68 in the opening round of the British Open at Royal St Georges Picture: STUART FRANKLIN/GETTY IMAGES Barnes leads charge GOLF ByTOMWALD I have been called JohnDaly a few times thisweek and I have certainly signed his picture quite a few times BIG-hitting Kurt Barnes has emerged as the surprise leader of the Australian pack after the opening round of the British Open. The world No. 303 made the most of the calm afternoon conditions at Royal St Georges to post a two-under 68, just three shots behind the leading pair of Tom Lewis and Thomas Bjorn. If Barnes keeps up his form, fans at the Kent venue surely must stop confusing the larrikin from country NSW for two-time major champion John Daly. I have been called John Daly a few times this week and I have certainly signed his picture quite a few times in the book but you get that, he said with a smile. You just take it and you just cop it and explain I am not him. But happy to sign his picture. The 30-year-old, who has a penchant for loud trousers, said capturing a win on the OneAsia tour in South Korea last month had boosted his confidence before his second attempt at The Open. The Australian tilt was looking a little grim at stages on the opening day before a late rally, with Adam Scott (69) and Robert Allenby (69) keeping in contention. European tour veteran Richard Green (70), who finished fourth at The Open in 2007, put in a solid round while Jason Day, amateur Bryden Macpherson and Matthew Millar had 71s. Geoff Ogilvy (74) has plenty of work to do to make the cut for the first time in five years while Aaron Baddeleys (77) weekend doesnt look like it will include action at The Open. Scott felt he was well placed after the opening round. I think it is a possibility (to win the title), he said. I mean, it is a good start. Becks lines up against old club DAVID Beckham says hes chomping at the bit to finally face his old club this weekendwhen the Los Angeles Galaxy hosts Real Madrid in a friendly at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Beckham spent four seasonswith the La Liga giants before leaving in 2007. Hewon the Spanish crown in his final season there. To be facing Real Madrid for the first time since I left, its emotional, Beckham said. You get attached to a club. Young Tom has Watson smiling Tom Lewis TOM Lewis, named after one of the British Opens greatest champions, lived up to it when the 20-year-old amateur shot a five-under 65 to share the lead after the opening round. The day was even more special because he played alongside the man he was named after: Five-time Open champion Tom Watson. I was more nervous not to embarrass myself in front of him, Lewis said. No worries there. Lewis pulled off some Watson-like shots at Royal St. Georges, making four straight birdies near the end before a par-saving tap-in at the 18th left him tied with Thomas Bjorn. He could be my grandson, quipped the 61-year-old Watson, who needed seven more strokes than his namesake to get around the course. I just had to smile inside watching him play. I didnt play particularly well myself, but I certainly was impressed by the way he played. Lewiss late-afternoon charge was impressive, but didnt totally overshadow an early morning round by Bjorn, playing at the course for the first time since his meltdown in the 2003 Open. That year he threw away a two-stroke lead in the final three holes and allowed Ben Curtis to snatch away the claret jug with one of the sports most shocking upsets. Im 40 years old, Bjorn said, and there might just be a little bit more in me.

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