The Northern Territory news Thurs 14 July 2022
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Thursday July 14 2022 SPORT 37 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA NETBALL Australias board has confirmed the sport is open to the prospect of selling all or part of the Suncorp Super Netball league, but wont be rushed into any negotiations, as multiple bidders prepare to save the sport from financial trouble. The NA board held a meeting last night to discuss News Corps exclusive that a private consortium had offered a $6.5m buyout of the SSN to help erase the sports growing debts and grow netball into a commercially viable professional sport. Led by entrepreneur Matt Berriman and with Diamonds legend Liz Ellis on the board, the group sent a proposal to NA chair Marina Go that drew immediate praise from the playing group. But NA insists it wont rush into negotiations with Berriman, claiming it has been approached by multiple parties on how to fix NAs financial mess and any moves to consider privatisation would only come after a full and formal valuation of the league. Netball Australia is conducting a review of the Suncorp Super Netball League, as part of normal business practice in maintaining the worlds best netball competition, Go said in a statement. As part of this process, a full and formal valuation will be done of the league. We appreciate the interest we have had from multiple parties who are looking to align with our sport and our league. Taking the first commercial offer of support may not be in the best interest of the sport. Netball is the No.1 female sport in Australia and neither our sport or Netball Australia are on the brink of financial ruin, but we are committed to exploring financial and commercial opportunities to ensure Netball Australia is positioned for growth. We wont rush call on rescue deal: NA Erin Smith be great for Cam Smith, Norman said. Hes just got to get rid of that going left-right every now and then. Hes done that a couple of times. He got away with it at the TPC, so hes got to eliminate that loose shot that hes got going there. But I think St Andrews would be a good golf course for him, because he hits a lot of run out of his driver. When hes driving it well, hes driving really well, so I would put him up there to be a consideration of hoisting it. Only four Australians have triumphed at the British Open: Peter Thomson (five times), Norman (twice), Kel Nagle and Ian Baker Finch (once each). Nagle won the 100th edition in 1960, while Norman is the most recent winner, after triumphing at Royal St Georges in 1993. Norman is banned from attending this years 150th celebrations, as punishment for his involvement in the Saudi-funded rebel league, but said hell be closely following all 11 Aussies playing the tournament this year. Theres a lot of great young talent coming out. I love seeing these kids. I dont know them, I wish I did, but were probably three generations apart, but I love watching them and seeing what they do, he said. They all look technically pretty damn good. Wherever they come from, whether its colleges or whether its high schools, whether its academies or whatever, theyre technically good. Theres so many opportunities through technology nowadays, like YouTube, to study the golf swing down to a nanosecond and where youve got to be and what you can do, and thats why I think these kids are really ad vanced, but youve still got to get out there and play. I do like what I see with this young talent though. Northern Irelands Rory McIlroy is the pre-tournament favourite to win this weeks tournament. He won at Royal Liverpool in 2014, but says nothing would beat winning the 150th at St Andrews, which has 11 bunkers which will come into play if the breezes pick up. Its the Holy Grail of our sport, McIlroy said. Not a lot of people are going to get that opportunity to achieve that, but thats what winning an Open at St Andrews is. Cameron Smith in action during the Genesis Scottish Open ahead of this weekends Open. Inset, former Open winner Greg Norman. Picture: Getty Julian Linden Smith can Smith can bring Jug bring Jug home: home: NormanNorman BRITISH Open outcast Greg Norman is tipping Cameron Smith to end Australias long drought at the worlds oldest golf major. It has been 29 years since an Australian has won the Claret Jug, but the Shark thinks that could change this week at St Andrews. And the player that Norman reckons could do it is Smith, who won this years Players Championship in Florida and finished third at the Masters. Maybe this is it. A golf course like St Andrews would MAN UTD BOSS SEES FLAWS DESPITE HUMILIATING rEDS ERIK Ten Hag said he was satisfied after getting off to a perfect start as Manchester United manager, but insisted he would not be getting carried away after a 4-0 thumping of arch-rivals Liverpool in a pre-season friendly in Thailand. United started strongly against an unfamiliar Liverpool line-up, cruising to a 3-0 halftime lead through goals from Jadon Sancho, Fred and Anthony Martial in Bangkok, despite being without Cristiano Ronaldo who missed the trip for family reasons. Both managers made several substitutions during the 90 minutes and Jurgen Klopps stronger second half Liverpool line-up dominated possession, before Facundo Pellistri grabbed Uniteds fourth goal 14 minutes from time. I am satisfied today, said Dutchman Ten Hag, who took the reins at Old Trafford less than two months ago. It was a team with a great spirit and we know we are just getting started. We made some mistakes in the press, but we created a lot. United now heads to Australia, while Liverpool faces Crystal Palace in Singapore on Friday. Erik Ten Tag. BBL rejoices as Proteas bail on ODIs THE BBL has been gifted what it wants with the cancellation of the competing ODI series against South Africa in January, but it is unlikely that stars such as David Warner or Mitchell Starc will play in the domestic tournament. Other batsmen including Steve Smith may play but bowlers would presumably rest. Starc has already indicated he would use January to recharge with an enormous amount of cricket scheduled in the 18-month period ahead. South Africa pulled out of the three ODIs scheduled to take place after the SCG Test following pressure from pri The three ODIs against South Africa were scheduled for Hobart on January 12, Sydney on January 14 and Perth on January 17. Cricket Australia has reshuffled the summer slightly to compensate some of the affected cities for the cancelled ODI series. The second mens T20I against West Indies on October 7 will now be played at the Gabba instead of at the Metricon Stadium and the first T20I against England on October 9 moved to Perth from Brisbane. Hobart will now stage the second womens T20I against Pakistan on January 26, which had originally been scheduled for Canberra. Peter Lalor vate owners and investors in its new domestic T20 league. It is disappointing that Cricket South Africa will be unable to contest the ODI series in January, Cricket Australia chief executive Nick Hockley said. That said, we are delighted to be hosting South Africa for the three-Test series which includes the Boxing Day and New Years Tests and with the comprehensive schedule of international cricket that will take place across Australia.
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