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The Northern Territory news Tue 20 Jul 2010



The Northern Territory news Tue 20 Jul 2010

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www.ntnews.com.au Tuesday, July 20, 2010. NT NEWS. 37 P U B : N T N E W S D A T E : 2 0 -J U L -2 0 1 0 P A G E : 3 7 C O L O R : C M Y K DARWIN TOUCH COMPETITION Nominations are called for 2010 Season 2 Competition Commencing on Monday 16th august 2010 DIVISIONS ARE: Monday Night Women's 1-4 Men's 1 & Mens over 35's Wednesday Night Mens 2-4 Thursday Night Mixed 1-6 Nomination forms are available from the Touch Office or on the website www.darwintouch.com.au For more information please contact the office on: 08 8936 8133 Nominations Close on FRIDAY 23RD JULY 2010 e r0 4 0 2 0 2 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 Panthers sign Jennings to2015 PENRITHwillbuild itsNRLfuturearoundMichael Jenningsaftersigningthebrilliantcentreuntil theend ofthe2015NRLseason. Theendofthedrawn-outnegotiationswiththe 22-year-oldNSWrepresentativeendedyesterday. Therarefive-yeardealwill keepthelocal juniorthe centrepieceofthePanthersattackandallowtheclub toturn itsattentiontooff-contractstarsFrank PritchardandMichaelGordon. Greenwillwin, saysGreen ACONFIDENTDannyGreenispredictingvictoryover PaulBriggsbutadmitshecantaffordtoevenblink whenhis IBOcruiserweightworldtitlebeltgoesonthe line inPerthtomorrow. ImpredictingvictorybecausethatshowIve prepared...andthatshowIvegoneaboutallmy fights,Greensaid. Iwontpredictanything(more)but Iwill say Iwontblinkbecausewecanbothwhack,we canbothbangandthatswhatexcitespeople. Bird injury clipsTitanswings THEhamstringtearthathasruledoutGoldCoastfiveeighthGregBirdforamonthmayalsohavegrounded theTitans flaggingNRLcampaign. Bird,whohasbecomeanintegralpartoftheTitans line-upsince joiningtheclubintheoff-season, sufferedthe injuryduring lastFridays24-10lossto Brisbane.TheailingTitans,whohavelostsixoftheir lasteightmatchesandcouldtumbleoutofthetop eightwitha losstoStGeorgeIllawarraonFriday. Key Bok to miss Wallaby clash RUGBYUNION SOUTH Africas TriNations woes have continued with towering lock Andries Bekker ruled out of Saturdays must-win clash with the Wallabies at |Suncorp Stadium. The stand-out secondrower in this years Super 14, Bekker loomed as a likely inclusion in the Springboks pack in Brisbane before suffering a worrying back injury. The tallest man in Test rugby, who stands at 208cm, impressed off the bench in the loss to New Zealand in Wellington. Bekker is now under a cloud for the remainder of the tournament. It is a setback but we will have to deal with it, said coach Peter de Villiers. It is a blow for Andries too as he was just coming back from a previous injury. Bekkers loss followsthesuspensionofutility back Jean de Villiers for a dangerous tackle which also robs the Springboks of a tactical change as he was in line to switch to inside centre for Wynand Olivier. In a sign his players needed to be freshened up following two taxing Test losses to the All Blacks, coach de Villiers cancelled yesterdays morning training session. While Kiwi critics have pannedthe2007WorldCup winners as being off the pace and tired, the coach stressed they need to adapt better to the referees interpretations. Simply the best American basketballers at Marrara Stadium ahead of tonights Championship Season opening ... Lightnings Evan Browne (front) with, from left, Eagles Bobby Guyton, Rebels Ethan |Kennedy, Ansetts Colin Matteson, Ansetts Rashad Chase and Lightings Evan Browne Picture: KATRINA BRIDGEFORD BASKETBALL ByPETERTIFFEN High hopes for new season VETERAN Darwin basketball identity Robbie Sheppard said this years Championship Season could be the greatest in the history of the league. I think its shaping up as the best season ever, Sheppard said. Sheppard has been involved in Darwin basketball for 31 years as a top-flight player and coach. He will helm Ansetts mens league outfit when the season tips off tonight. The Blues side will include two US imports Rashad Chase, who played for the club in the Wet, and new recruit Colin Matteson. They areamong a hostof US recruits playing in the league this year. Matt Smith, a 209cm centre who has recently been playing in England, is set to join US ace Bobby Guyton at Eagles, Ansetts opponent in tonights opening round. Evan Browne, from Ann Arbor, Michigan will line up for Lightning and Ethan Kennedy, from Hackensack, New Jersey, with Rebels. Rashad Chase, from Atlanta, re mains at Ansett, alongside Matteson, from Seattle. Brice Giles will suit up for Warriors. Ive met all the American imports and they are great young guys, Sheppard said. I think they are going to raise the bar and it will mean the quality of play is only going to get better and better. Everybody is training hard and looking forward to a great season. Sheppard said 203cm Matteson would have a big impact. He is a super player, Sheppard said. He is just really nice bloke and is keen to coach kids. DRAWMens league:EaglesvAnsettat 6:15 PM; Lightning v TV Jets at 7:45 PM; Warriors v Razzle at 9.15 pm. Womens league: Uni Rebels v Ansett at 6:15 PM, LightningvTVJetsat7:45PM. NOMINATIONS $160,000DARWINCUP (2000m),August2:Activation(M Hickmott),AmyjayePower(G Kennewell),AweAndWonder(V Oldfield),BradStar(VBradley),Club Liquid(DLeech),GnaeusEquus(N Connor),Granzig(MWhittle),Hawks Bay(NDyer),HesHere(KPetrick), HonourableKind(LKennewell), Instructor(VOldfield),Maccas Dream(LWilliams),Molotov(J Stanton),MustySprings(J Hickmott),PalmyraBoy(NDyer), Regansburg(MWhittle),ShoutOut Loud(KPetrick),Stalingrad(S Brown),TestTheScene(NDyer), UrbaneBoy(KRogerson), Utility(SBrown) $110,000PALMERSTON SPRINT(1200m),JULY31:Awe AndWonder(VOldfield), BlackstoneRose(DBates),Bullant (SClarke),Canali (SBrown), Crosswise(SArnold),Ethbaal (G Clarke),FarHorizons(NConnor),Fly Half (MBoothby),Gallium(DBates), Hargitay(SBrown),Lucid Reflection(DLeech),StealTheCash (DJupp),Testagold(SBrown), TheSoldier (KRogerson),Wyreema (MNyhan) Activation back for Cup RACING ByGREGORMACTAGGART DEFENDING champion Activation headlines a list of 21 nominations taken for next months 2010 Carlton Mid Darwin Cup (2000m). The list of contenders chasing glory in the August 2 Cup worth $160,000 thinned yesterday with anumberofpossiblecontenders electing not to put their name up for the race. Evenso, thereis agreatdealof class with five of the first six horses past the post in the 2009 Darwin Cup backing up for this years race. In order, they were Activation, Hawks Bay, Honourable Kind, Palmyra Boy and Utility, while Hes Here will be one of two Kerry Petrick-trained run ners tackling the Territorys most famous race. The other is emerging star Shout Out Loud, who won the Chief Ministers Cup at his most recent appearance. The 2008 Darwin Cup champion Club Liquid is there, as is this years impressive Alice Springs Cup winner Granzig and the horse he beat in the Red Centre, Nev Connors Gnaeus Equus. Brad Star will line-up in his third Darwin Cup, while Viv Oldfields Instructor features after his eye-catching fourthplace finish in last Saturdays Buntine Handicap (1900m). New NT Derby champion Maccas Dream is also among the nominations and is exempt from ballot, while another notable runner is former Group 1 placegetter, Molotov. Twelve runners are trained interstate, with the nine Territory chances seeing five from Darwin and four from Alice Springs. And 15 nominations were taken for the $110,000 Darwin Airport Resort Palmerston Sprint (1200m) on July 31. There were no genuine surprises on the list headlined by excitement machine Canali and defending champion Far Horizons. Lucid Reflection carries Dick Leechs hopes, while 2009 runner-up Crosswise is also there. It is great to see the name David Bates alongside Blackstone Rose and Gallium. The master horseman is back as a trainer, having made an excellent recovery from a heavy fall during last years Darwin Cup Carnival.

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