Saturday, November 5, 2011

A depleted Djokovic suffered their fourth defeat of the year in Basel

The world number one, the Serbian Novak Djokovic , was eliminated from the tournament in Basel, after falling in the semi-final against Japan's Kei Nishikori 2-6, 7-6 (4), 6-0, which pays for the problems physical Balkan , complaining again of pain in the back. The strength of Nippon, which reached in Basel the third final of his career in search of his second title, was too much for Djokovic, who started forcefully but gradually declined , as his injury hampered his play.

After the second set, Nishikori won in the tiebreaker after Djokovic was two points to win the match (with 5-4), the strength of world number one disappeared. After being treated on several occasions, the Serb, who conceded their fourth defeat of the season , lowered his arms. The back injury is the maitre leading to Djokovic. He withdrew from the semifinals of the Davis Cup against Argentina in Belgrade, where he could not finish the match against Juan Martin del Potro, and made ​​miss this final leg of the course. At Basel, who won in 2009, reappeared after win the U.S. Open on 9 September. It has now lost again, also because of injury. Nishikori, meanwhile, reached the third final of his career after Delray Beach in 2008, the only title that has a track record and this year in Houston, you lost. Will face the winner of the clash between the Swiss Roger Federer, third seed and defending champion and Stanislas Wawrinka.

Beckham: "An Englishman should lead the team after Capello"

English footballer David Beckham wants to be an Englishman to take charge of the national team when Italian Fabio Capello leaves office after next year's European Championship.

The ex-captain, who played a total of 115 times for his country, more than any other player, said in an interview filmed for the BBC in Los Angeles that "ideally, of course, that an English coach to lead the England team , that simple. "

"But we have not had that option in recent years, so we had a coach who has experienced success around the world, Fabio Capello, but eventually all the English want an English manager," added the player of 36 years .

Beckham also said that Wayne Rooney should be selected in the list for Euro 2012, although the striker is suspended in the first three games unless the English FA wins the appeal filed by UEFA, European football's central body to obtain a reduction of the sanction imposed.

Rooney was suspended by UEFA for a hard tackle on Miodrag Dzudovic in qualifying for Euro 2012, which was considered by UEFA as a punishment. "It's a very important player for our country and once you get through those early stages, is when a player like Wayne Rooney, will appear in the game," Galaxy midfielder said of Los Angeles.

The English player to Rooney does not excuse his actions, but said: "Obviously it is disappointing that a player like him is going to lose those games. However, if you have the opportunity to have a player like Wayne, of course there be seized. "

English also said that despite his age, 36 years, would like to be part of Team GB in the football tournament of the Olympic Games for the first time for the British since 1960. "Despite my age, I'm like a kid when it comes to running my country, so that if there would be an honor", as quoted.

Beckham helped the Galaxy reach the MLS Western Conference this week, but his five-year contract with the club ending this month, noting that its future is still uncertain . When asked about a possible move to Paris Saint Germain said they had shown interest, but there was nothing done. "I personally have not spoken to them yet, but clearly there is interest" she said.

"Also I have interest in staying here, and the interest that for some clubs in the Premier League, my 36 years is quite an honor. I'm very flattered, but right now I am Galaxy player," settled.

Former champion Joe Frazier fight vs. cancer

Today announced the former champion Joe Frazier have full liver cancer in terminal stage. Leslie Wolff, personal adviser, said the situation is serious and that the former champion is in a hospice since given diagnosis for four or five weeks. The first fighter to defeat Muhammad Ali and protagonist of the forum entitled "Thrilla in Manila". "He is in a serious situation, we are expecting a miracle," said a source close to the fighter to New York Post.

According to reports, the former champion of 67 years is being given "very little time to live." Frazier was active in professional boxing from 1965 to 1981. In his 16 years as a fighter managed to win the title of the completed in 1970 and defended it four times. Smokin 'lost to George Foreman in 1973 in Jamaica. Frazier in a career spanning 16 years managed to keep a record of 32 wins, 27 knockouts, four defeats and one draw.

Mayweather sets date to fight with Pacquiao

The unbeaten world champion Floyd Mayweather announced what his next lawsuit is scheduled for May 5 in Las Vegas, Nevada, to rival even be defined. The current monarch Welter World Boxing Council, said his next match will be great for which left open the possibility of facing the Filipino Manny Pacquiao . Also: Countdown, all about Pacquiao. Marquez III in his last appearance on U.S. 34 years Welter crown snatched the World Boxing Council to Mexican-American Victor Ortiz , after 16 months of retirement. Leonard Ellerbe, CEO Mayweather Promotions, said he hoped to resolve the details that have prevented takes this meeting. One of the main factors was the fact that the Filipino refused to be drug testing. For his part, Bob Arum - promoter of the present king of pound for pound - said he does not think Mayweather says. Arum, promoter for more 50, said that so far has had no approach Mayweather with Top Rank so the date is not announce a reason to believe that the meeting can occur.

Equality between Russia and Czech Republic at the end of the first day

Russia and Czech Republic tie (1-1) in the first round of the Fed Cup final is being played this weekend at the Olympic Stadium in Moscow, and in which the world No. 2 Petra Kvitova beat Maria Kirilenko (6-2,6-2), but Kuznetsova gave the hosts a draw by beating Safarova (6-2,6-3).

In the first game of the morning, the world No. 2 dumped Kvitova Kirilenko of Russia, the world number 27, in two sets (6-2,6-2) fast and strong, drawing most of the balls' breaks' which was available.

The veteran Czech player had a large percentage of points earned in his first serve at will and managed to Maria Kirilenko, who looked like he could not do damage with his tennis and just ran from one side to another of the track trying to return a ball .

The first set, which completely dominated the Czech Republic, marked from the beginning what would be the meeting between the players and although Russia began the second set with more force, faded away and imposing Kvitova victory.

After an initial point for the team against Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova showed why it was favored by the party and not dangerous at any time. After a comfortable home party for Russian tennis player was 4-0, Safarova put the batteries and got two games to finish the first leg 6-2.

In the second set, the Czech fought over the party and making things more difficult for the local player, who always knew how to play and hurt Safarova. In a disputed manga (6-3).

With this result, this Sunday will decide the champion in Fed Cup singles confrontations between the winners of today Svetlana Kuznetsova and Petra Kvitova, and a second individual meeting between the defeated Maria Kirilenko and Lucie Safarova. The last match of the day will double between Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova / Elena Vesnina and Lucie Hradecka / Kveta Peschke.

The Czech Berdych to qualify for the Masters Cup in London

The Czech tennis player and world number six, Tomas Berdych, has achieved its mathematical classification for the Masters Cup, which takes place in London between 20 and 27 November and will face the eight best players of the circuit.

Berdych has achieved the classification after the Argentine Juan Martin del Potro fell in the semifinals of the Valencia Open 500 before the Spanish Marcel Granollers. Thus, the Czech achieved sixth place for the Masters Cup, while the other two were decided in the 1000 Paris Masters.

This season, Berdych has won the tournament in Beijing, his first title since May 2009. In addition, he managed to reach the semifinals in six ATP tournaments and the quarterfinals seven times, including the Australia Open.

"You feel very well after qualifying for the second consecutive year. It was one of my goals in early 2011 and my results have been very consistent this season. I have very fond memories of O2, the event was amazing last year and hope to do better this time, "stated Berdych.

David Ferrer: "In the third set I lost concentration"

The tennis player David Ferrer commented after being dismounted from the end of the Valencia Open 500 by Argentine Juan Monaco that one of the reasons to be deleted and not re-edit the end of last year is that "it has lost focus in the third set ".

The Javea also wanted to give more importance to defeat it has. "It's okay, it's a game of tennis," said the owner of the tournament with Juan Carlos Ferrero, although it qualified: "I'm not as owner." "In the next game will try to correct what this night has gone wrong," he said more seriously.

Ferrer predicted a "very tough final" between Granollers and Monaco. "Marcel Granollers is doing a great tennis, I want to win it because he is Spanish and my friend," he said. The Alicante believes that "Monaco is in the final because he deserves it."

On the match against Argentina explained that he lacked "concentration in the first set." "I reacted too late and with a player like Monaco. In the first set I had bad feelings and have been very irregular. In the third it was very fast track and I have been 5-2 down," he said.

Ferrer felt the heat of Valencia in the semi-public and throughout the tournament. "The fans have been ten and has been the shame has been unable to win so we can give." "The public support and has a great influence for good," he acknowledged.

After being removed from the Valencia Open 500, Ferrer said "what is now central Paris Bercy and then the Masters, the Davis is given much importance, but now thinks it is closer." "Then will come the Davis, which is very nice and very good but the individual ranking is what counts," he concluded.

Anabel Medina Garrigues in the final major of his career

The Spanish Anabel Medina qualified for the final tournament in Bali, the most important of his career, against Serbia's Ana Ivanovic, defending champion, beating Germany's Sabine Lisicki, who retired from the meeting in the third set, because to a back injury.

Medina had won the first set 6-3, lost the second 6-4. Lisicki asked for treatment in this second set, and as could be done with this part, but then chose to leave after two hours of fighting when he gave up a 4-0, due to pain in that area.

Anabel won 18 of the first 22 points of the third quarter, when Lisicki could no longer maintain the pace of the game.

Thus, Medina reached the final after his two opponents in the tournament to withdraw through injury. In the previous encounter the same thing happened against France's Marion Bartoli, with which he had to save two match points.

"I have not had many retreats in my career and now I have two at once," said Medina. "I feel bad for Sabine, I noticed that he was wrong in the second set but won it, but in the beginning of the third saw that was wrong."

"Today was a little nervous, but I'm happy to be in the final," added Medina. "I feel very good on this track. I've been practicing all week and I have been attaching great. I feel great in Bali, and the only treatment is to enjoy my game now."

Before, Ivanovic had broken the Russian Nadia Petrova 6-1, 7-5, after a great start in which he won nine consecutive games. Petrova slightly recomposed their schemes and managed level the second set, and even got to have a set point with 5-4, but Anna was saved and then won the last game to reach the final.

"With 6-1 and 2-0 I noticed that she went in level, started serving better and make fewer mistakes. But I'm happy because I was able to concentrate again and close the match in two sets," said Ivanovic.

Ivanovic will be the fifteenth to the end of his career (10-4) and the eighteenth Medina (11-6). Of Serbia, one of the world exnúmero, will play his first final since winning the title last year and Medina is the most important of his career.

Ivanovic Anabel Medina and have met three times, with 2-1 for the Serbian player who has won his two matches on the ground: Roland Garros 2007 and 2009 Fed Cup, while Anabel won his fast surface: Luxembourg, 2004.

Federer will defend the title in the final to Nishikori

Switzerland's Roger Federer, defending champion, beat compatriot Stanislas Wawrinka, by 7-6 (5), 6-2, and reached the final of Basel for the sixth time in his career.

Federer will defend the title against Japan's Kei Nishikori, who beat the first seeded Serbian Novak Djokovic, who, injured, fell in three sets (2-6, 7-6 (4) and 6-0).

Former world number one who aspires to its fifth title in his hometown, only lost the 2009 final, Djokovic, 'took an hour and 27 minutes in defeating his compatriot, who condemned the irregularity.

Wawrinka did not finish to complete the reaction. In the first set tied 5-2 and one disadvantage of the playoff took the manga, where he was beaten by Federer, who had no trouble in the second set.

Roger Federer will play his fourth final in Basel in 2011, which so far have reported only a title, the Doha earlier this year. He lost the Roland Garros and Dubai. It aims to win 68 of his career.

His opponent will be Japan's Kei Nishikori, with whom he has never played. The Nippon eliminated world number one, the Serbian Novak Djokovic, who accused a sore back and sank in the final leg of the match (2-6, 7-6 (4) and 6-0).

The resistance of Nippon, which reached a third final in Basel his race for his second title, was too much for Djokovic, who started forcefully but slowly declined, as his injury hampered his play.

After the second set, Nishikori won in the tiebreaker after Djokovic was two points to win the match (with 5-4), the strength of world number one disappeared. After being treated on several occasions, the Serb, who conceded their fourth defeat of the season, lowered his arms.

The back injury pushed Djokovic semi-final of the Davis Cup against Argentina in Belgrade, where he could not finish the match against Juan Martin del Potro, and made miss this final leg of the course.

At the tournament in Basel, who won in 2009, reappeared after winning the U.S. Open on 9 September. It has now lost again, also because of injury.

Nishikori, meanwhile, reached the third final of his career after Delray Beach in 2008, the only title that has a record, and this year in Houston, you lost.

Monaco will play one final unexpected Granollers

The Argentine Juan Monaco defeated against all odds to Spanish David Ferrer 7-5, 1-6, 6-3 and will play an unexpected Valencia Tournament final to Marcel Granollers, who hours earlier had also a surprise to John Martin of Potro.

Monaco and Ferrer had shared the victories in the previous six meetings between the two, but Spanish, finalist of the last 1,000 and reigning Masters Tournament was the heavy favorite.

The world number 5 had at various stages of the game everything going for him to repeat last year's final against Granollers but paid dearly for his lack of concentration in certain phases of a feisty match against Monaco, who never gave up.

Marcel Granollers, meanwhile, will play for the second consecutive final in Valencia after adding a new big win, this time against Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro 6-3, 7-6 (4).

The Barcelona player added a new male to its passing by the Valencia tournament, which has also left in the lurch level players Alexandr Dolgopolov, Marin Cilic and Gael Monfils.

And that started the semi-final Granollers are marking the Argentine, very strong and dominating service with his right.

However, the first two break points' which was available Del Potro woke the Spanish tennis player, who used to serve-volley that such success has given throughout the tournament and the script of the game changed.

Rajon Rondo: "A deal is unacceptable 50-50"

Rajon Rondo has been reluctant to reduce further the share of BRI players . The Celtics player believes that a distribution of 50% is unacceptable: "We have already lost over 4% from the 57 we had in the previous agreement. We agreed to leave to earn 400 million dollars. The actors and other artists do not give 50% of their income. There is a business model similar to what the owners want, "he said.

The Celtics player wanted to highlight the players' union, despite rumors of internal fracture : "We are united.'ve been talking about this for a long time, we are ready. I read a couple of comments about what players are united but I think we're doing a great job of staying together. We are bored and eager to play, "he told the Boston Herald.

Rondo also believes, like his teammate Paul Pierce, the option of dissolving the union : "If we do, we will. It's a possibility if we consider the situation, but there you go day by day. Do not know what will to happen. "

A meeting to save the NBA full of tension

Players and NBA owners meet again to negotiate a collective agreement. After over 100 days of 'lockout', the result of the meeting is unpredictable. The main problem is the stagnation of the negotiations on the distribution of BRI . The players have given up 52.5%, but the owners are anchored by 50%.

The meeting will include names like Micky Arison (Miami), Michael Jordan (Owners of the Bobcats) and Paul Allen (Portland) along with frequent and Stern, Adam Silver and company. Players also have more members, among which Billups, Ratliff, E. Thomas. Evans and Chris Paul. In the negotiation is, again, the federal mediator George Cohen. After an unsuccessful attempt, the 'man of Obama's meetings back to try to make the agreement exists, although it is not going to get any easier.

Michael Jordan leads the owners 'small markets'. A total of 14 teams are not willing to give more than 50% to the players. A fair distribution of BRI seems unfair and want to win more than 50%. These franchise owners with less economic capacity could 'torpedo' talks. The presence in the room of the legendary 23's all a show of commitment to their cause.

In the last hours has been said that some players, including Kobe Bryant is as FoxSports, are in favor of accepting the division of 50-50, which could happen today. Others, like Rajon Rondo are completely contrary to the decline in their profits . The division in the union begins to take notice and begin to pose a solution . Paul Pierce is one of the players has started to promote this initiative and this weekend if no agreement could start proceedings on Monday. This threat may be real, or just an attempt to add pressure to the negotiations.

The crisis is on neighborhoods

A week ago the deep crisis was athletic, but now who's depressed is Getafe. Colista and with a huge doubts about the possibilities of an instrument designed to be much higher. The Madrid derby comes crucial for the capital's two neighbors who want to make a 'gift' in the form of crisis to rival.

Who was going to say Atlético last week that the crash was coming against Getafe launched and morale through the roof. And is that just works. A normal game and a bright and red and white team is now again to fight for everything. The Coliseum game is presented as a good test for finding the real state of the team.

And all the joys that this season has been set were mattress on home soil. Out of Calderon: nothing. Neither have managed just one goal mark Manzano home in the league. Nevertheless, it seems to have appeared the antidote. And his name is Adrian. The entry in the young Spaniard has eleven course the big change I needed a team depressed. In the hands of Adrian The former Deportivo, who was said he had no goal, has four goals in two games and has been between the eyes eyebrow score against Getafe to find a hole in the red. The other major benefit of the appearance of Adrian is a Falcao who no longer lives alone and has already found a partner battles. The Colombian needed a partner to double up front and the technician has accepted your request Andalusian multiplying the area of computer options.

All indications are that Apple has left behind the rotations, but not surprisingly, make a change because of the match between the Europa League week against Udinese. He who loses insurance is the suspended Mario Suarez in the side entrance will have Paul Assuncao will be Gabi's companion in the central axis. Reyes, not yet recovered from his flu and Silvio, his ailing groin injury, will not be in shock.

Key moment Mallard
Meanwhile Getafe is facing a key moment in their season. Mallard's team has never been so low at this point in the season and another disappointment may be terrible for the future of Luis Garcia. However, a win against a big one is the best medicine out of the well and the motivation will be brutal.

Injuries forced the coach to make changes in Mallard his eleven type. Rubén Pérez, is low by contract (belonging to Atletico) and punishment, which could get into the double pivot holder Casquero teaming with Lacen seems fixed. You can start playing again is a Sarabia who has 'benefited' from the injury to Pedro Leon to play any of the two bands.

Matinee at the Bernabeu

This Sunday will have to change the pipes on churros, soft drinks and orange juice and toast with jelly snacks. Meanwhile, China is expected that, in the prime time , millions of people to stuff spaghetti in front of the TV and go crazy with football that Real Madrid and Osasuna deployed. Things global world in which we live.

Total, which will have to advance the clock, quickly stretch and look to the Bernabeu. Mourinho opens the whole time and has been adapting this week to note the change is not too much. In sports, the main novelty is the incorporation of Sahin. The Turks start from the bench and could enjoy his first minutes since joining Real Madrid last summer.

In addition, Arbeloa return to the side after recovering from the bruised left quadriceps that occurred in Anoeta and recover the right side after missing the clash of Lyon. So, Sergio Ramos and Pepe will remain as central and Coentrao is expected to occupy the left side. And is that neither Marcelo nor Kaka have recovered and are not available. Nor Barn and Altintop, but these technical decision.

The Madrid has been released, making nine consecutive victories and premiering the lead that reached last week. In Champions League is the best team in the competition and took away the ghost of Gerland on Wednesday. Waters calm down the Castellana and Mourinho wants to win before the international exodus. He knows that after the return is really hard the first section of the course, when measured at Valencia, Atletico Madrid, Sporting and Barca.

Christian wants his boot polish Gold
still has not flown any point in the Bernabeu. Whites accumulated four wins in as many games and go to more than four goals per game. Cristiano Ronaldo will want to polish your new golden boot and Higuain, who has every chance hold back, to consolidate its position as top scorer in the league the team.

Meanwhile, Osasuna comes in picture. Mendilibar those who walk quietly in the upper middle of the standings, facing the clash with nine casualties. In addition to the sanctioned Cejudo, Echaide, Sergio, Marc Bertran, Roversi, Raitala, Lamah, Masoud and Sola Tajonar occupy nursing.

The Navarrese not win at the Bernabeu for seven years and try to give the bell after defeating last week's leader. "A usually given Osasuna at the Bernabeu to play well," said Mendilibar in the press conference. Last year only lost by one goal and tends to make war. It is expected a good football matinee.

Marcellin, "We did very little to get the three points"

Marcelino gave good draw (0-0) against Mallorca at the Iberostar Stadium and admitted that his team "did little to get the three points." "We started the game well, dominating the opponent in their field, but it is true that without creating a scoring chance," said Marcelino.

"From minute 30, tied the game because the opponent is at the counter, we created danger but not very abundant. Also reached our goal on several occasions in the second half, but we in the final minutes, and that I'm satisfied with the result, not the worst of our game, "said Sevilla coach.

According to Marcelino to Sevilla in Palma "has played the ball, not football," and that "work hard, we had attitude, but safely above." "When we master the first part we should have scored, but we were not thoughtful," said Sevilla coach.

Juan Ignacio: "The result is fair, but we missed Fortune"

Juan Ignacio Martinez said the outcome of the match against Valencia was fair, but the team lacked the fortune that perhaps they had in other games. This was said after the first home defeat of the season in a game that fell to 0-2 against Valencia in the city derby.

"Congratulations to Valencia he has done a good game, but goals have been hard and the second has marked much, but the fact is that we lack things," he said.

"In any case we fought to the end and that is to praise in the team," added the coach of Levante, who said during the meeting sought victory. "The championship is very long and even though we have two losses, we will certainly raise. We have to live than it is, not what might have been," he said.

The time to awaken from sleep and look at reality

The nostalgia has led to the fans of Granada in the dream of returning to first. The season reaches the eleventh game and faces in the local team Cármenes Racing. The two are involved in an early fight against relegation . It is time to return to reality and increase the demand before emergencies occur at the time of the impossible.

Racing Hector Cuper has already made ​​it. He won his first game a week ago and outlined a sports recovery. For this occasion, the decline has five injured and punishment of Diop . "But you have to think a victory to move forward," said the coach.

The statistical arguments weapon superstitious. He has never won the Racing in Los Cármenes . In any category. The ten previous fans only offer prize Cantabrian two draws.

The performance you have shown so far both teams have been poor. They are the least goals scored have been achieved in the category : add 11, only one more than Cristiano Ronaldo and Higuain and two less than Messi.

The calendar offers a truce to Granada and located on a trampoline. After the unexpected or the heroic victory in Seville , faces two straight at home to rivals that do require you to familiarity. The behavior at the Racing and Mallorca can fuel the recent rise folklore or invite you to the first serious reflection on its future.

"It's a team that plays with guns, defend very well, which is a way to play, and fight back. They know what they have and their great coach, who uses its resources in the best way possible," announced Fabri, Granada coach . Is available to all staff for the first time this year.

The local wants the look of the stands to spur the team serves. The partners have obtained advantageous discounts on tickets . The full on a Sunday seems certain that rain is forecast. Not surprisingly, the storm changed the travel plans of Racing in Grenada after a lightning break down his plane. The expedition through Spain from north to south, two flights and a bus-in five hours that will be condensed into 90 minutes of football to the surface.

Messi wants to be baptized in 'The Cathedral'

Hemorrhage of attacking football in San Mamés. The Barcelona arrives at 'The Cathedral' in the sweetest moment of the lions of Marcelo Bielsa. Athletic has six games without defeat and give local ten times as proof of their offensive potential. But in front, Valdes claims that his goal remains unspoiled for the seventh consecutive appointment.

Messi faces a dual challenge under the presumed flood more than Bilbao. The Argentine star has never scored a goal in 'The Cathedral' and to make matters worse, this year has not scored in the league outside the Camp Nou. Guardiola directs his party 125 in first half of compromises that would have to his credit Andres Iniesta, should play a few minutes.

The Athletic, Fernando Llorente is a goal to match the 68 goals of the legendary Venancio, a figure that would allow him to be among the top 20 scorers in the history of the club. It is another of the attractions of a party which measure ball team that loses, the Biscayan box, and that holds fewer losses, the club.

Low on both computers
safe Ekiz is low in the Athletic Club, as Gurpegui, injured for the entire campaign. Javi Martinez, certainly throughout the week with enough ballots to play center. The other place in the center of the dispute behind it Amorebieta and San Jose, enjoying more options first. The rest of the team is completed by the same players who have been protagonists of recent results. The relationship is identical to the called party's Europa League against Salzburg.

Barcelona will be without Ibrahim Afellay and Pedro Rodriguez, still recovering from his physical problems. Cuenca Isaac reenters the list of Guardiola. The team travels on the same Sunday Barca with 20 men Catalan coach has at his disposal.

Test for Barca in 'The Cathedral' in their struggle to wrest the lead at Real Madrid. The Bielsa want to add a big win streak to endorse the team and to give a morale bonus to his men. The commitment of the two coaches is a priori of the most attractive of the continent. If time permits, the total football return to San Mamés.

Messi: "Money does not make me get out of Barcelona"

Leo Messi in an interview with the newspaper Bild German said he wants to play his entire career at Barcelona. "Money does not make me go from Barcelona" has secured the Argentinian star, adding that only when the club would not want.

"My plan is this, play forever in Barcelona." With these words, Leo Messi has stated flatly that he only thinks of playing at Barcelona.

Messi favorite to win the Golden Ball, commented: "I want to return to Barca everything I've won here, so I still have to improve." The Argentinian is happy to be in Barcelona and the club has given him "the opportunity to win many titles," according to Leo Messi himself says in the interview.

And he was talking to German half, Leo Messi has spoken of Bayern Munich. "It's a great team. They are stronger than last year. Above all, the final of the Champions League is played in their stadium, which is an advantage" said Messi daily Bild.

The Girona winning streak ends with the second leader

Best Girona Montilivi appeared this afternoon just in time needed to sign an excellent game against the leader, the Hercules, and get some oxygen with a victory by the minimum (1-0) thanks to a penalty goal from Coro.

The win, which can save the moment, the coach Raul Agne, was deserved for the Catalan team, which dominated territorially and Alicante in the game, especially in the first forty-five minutes.

However, the locals had no success in all three scoring chances they had in the first half (Tebar, Joseph and Chorus) and went to the locker room at halftime without the deadlock.

The Hercules based his play on the defensive and reliability, but also went back excessive bail, had neither a clear chance on goal in the first half.

The tone did not change too much in the second half, but a fall in the area of ​​Corominas in a conflict with Pena in the 79th minute penalty was punished by the referee. The maximum penalty Corominas transformed it and made the three points at home.

Alessandra wants to eat the 'Big Apple'

Staten Island. It sounds the anthem of the United States of America, as a prelude to an eternal theme that gives us the last track of where we are: 'New York, New York' by Frank Sinatra. 42 kilometers and 195 meters ahead on one of the most diverse routes on the planet. "A city that weekend lives for the marathon," says a beaming as we Alessandra Aguilar, before participating in the meeting.

"If you get the opportunity, you can not miss," said the innkeeper, after one of his hard training days prior to Marathon Big Apple ( 15:00 hours Sunday, Eurosport ). There, Alessandra run only with women and no hares, in top form after failing to finish the event in Daegu by stomach problems. Always with an eye that serves as a preparation for the London Games.

But Alessandra no limits: "It's a very tough race and last year's winner was 2:28:00, although it was zero degrees." The Galician and ran in Rotterdam last April, in a much more favorable marathon and male rabbits, in 2:27:00, nine seconds remaining to record in Spain. "However, I would have removed" , he says, for assert their disagreement with that, a rule for the first time retroactively, which has not happened with leaps, false starts and other rules of the athletic landscape.

After the record of Spain
's assault on the register will be postponed for after the Games, but new conditions for the approval of records make it harder. "If I find a female rabbit to pull me, there is not. The person who can pull me run the marathon," he says. But not close the door to the possibility of beat: "Who knows, maybe to make among the top 15 in London, which would be fine, I have to break the record of Spain."

The restaurant owner in New York seek to "endorse the Olympic minimum and be ahead in a tough race , came in force to the second part of the course. " Alessandra is confident that "do not give any kind run in 2:20" and clarifies, "Well it does give some which are not all behind."

He who will have to chase all over the city of Lugo is its coach, Antonio Serrano . Using the subway and his own legs, one of Spain's most successful technicians will try to give advice on some points from the end of the tour: "We study the subway map and see where to go," says Alessandra. "There can be seen only from 30" Serrano breaks after advising his pupil harbor. A woman who collects and experience as a few kilometers in search of Olympic delicacy. But first, awaits the forbidden fruit.

Blake, Bolt and Rudisha finalists for the award for best athlete of the year

Jamaican sprinters Usain Bolt Johan Blake and eighteenth-century and Kenyan David Rudisha finalists have been chosen trophy for best athlete of the year worldwide, which will deliver the next 12th IAAF during the traditional Gala in Monte Carlo.

Blake took in the World Daegu (South Korea), the disqualification for a false start Usain Bolt to win the title in 100 meters, leaving his training partner the comfort of the gold medal in 200, while Rudisha, 800 world record holder, won the world title of the test.

In the women's three finalists are the New Zealand athlete Valerie Adams, World and Olympic champion weight Kenyan Vivian Cheruiyot, world champion in 5,000 and 10,000, and Australia's Sally Pearson, the world champion 100-meter hurdles.

The municipal flag Xavi Valls called Tondo

The town of Valls (Tarragona) will pay tribute next Saturday, November 5, his countryman Xavi Tondo, professional cyclist who died on May 23, baptizing municipal hall with your name, city officials said.

Thus, the current flag of Fornes renamed Xavier Tondo Volpini i after an act in which you will discover a plaque with the name of the entry Vallense cycling equipment.

The event will coincide with the date of Tondo had served 33 years, will feature performances by saxophonist Pep Poblet, while Cossetània perform a sardana Cobla composed expressly entitled Forcada Xavier "Xavi, somriure i struggled."

Sardana members of the Flame Unió Anelle Sardana dance is dedicated to Tondo and also the two colles Valls castelleres participate in the tribute with a pillar plate when it is discovered that will rename the pavilion.

Before that, you can participate in any of the three sessions of 'spinning' organized by the Municipal Sports Valls.

A fatal accident
Tondo Xavi was born in 1978 and died in an accident last May 23 in Pradollano (Granada), when preparing the Tour de France, hopelessly overwhelmed by the garage door that was used.

Movistar rider had won the Tour in April of Castile and Leon, so that 2011 was presented as a good year after in 2010, in the ranks of Cervelo, won a stage of Paris-Nice in the queen stage of the Volta a Catalunya.

Mancebo, "The crisis is doing more damage to the cycling doping"

The rider Paco Mancebo, the U.S. team before and played for Banesto team, he lamented that the economic crisis "is doing far more damage to the cycling doping." In presenting the Memorial José Cañavate, to be held next Sunday in Huelva, Mancebo has told reporters that "in Spain there is a crisis for all and there are few teams," so he had to emigrate to America, where said that he "got the opportunity" and doing "quite well".

On doping cases reported in recent years, was glad that "fortunately cycling is rearing its head again," but, on the contrary, "has now joined the crisis, and the sport lives private contributions" , recalled the broker, born in 1976 in Madrid, although residing in Navaluenga (Ávila).

"No money, companies are tightening their belts and contribute less, so this year, possibly, there will be four or five professional teams in Spain, and there is no room for a squad of two hundred people. That and doping has killed "he underlined.

Mancebo turned pro in 1998 with the Banesto team, where he stayed until 2006 Ag2r Prévoyance went into French. A year later he moved to Relax-GAM, and after he disappeared, he enlisted in 2008 in the Portuguese-Paredes Rota dos Ferca Moveais the following year to join the American team Rock Racing.

His biggest hits were the title of champion of Spain in 2004, a stage of the Tour of Spain 2005 and good ratings, especially between 2003 and 2005, the Tour and the Vuelta. This year, Paco Mancebo joined the U.S. team, with whom he recently renewed until 2013.

Tribute to Lastras in Isla Cristina

Thanks to the good offices of Santos Hernandez, former ONCE team rider, a good handful of cyclists and former professional cyclists will converge on Sunday in Isla Cristina (Huelva) to travel the 105 miles from the IX-Memorial Road Cycling José Cañavate.

Along with the 400 enrolled, take exit Pablo Lastras, who will be honored for his 14 seasons in the top flight, his victories in the three-stage in the Giro 2001, another in the 2003 Tour and three in the Tour Spain, two in 2002 and a year-and, above all, professionalism, willingness, expertise and friendliness.

Wrapped in a special day will be next to Paco Mancebo, a fixture of this test, Jesus Rosendo, Javier Estrada, Javier Ramirez Bee, Luis Angel Maté, Fran Pérez, Ricardo Mestre, Samuel Caldeira, Miguel Angel Candil, John Pedro Trujillo, Sergio Mantecón, Jose Antonio Camacho and Jesus Suarez Cuevas.

The 2012 Tour will unveil its design in January

Although both the Giro and the Tour and officially presented the 2012 tour, the Tour of Spain in no hurry to do so for the simple reason that it is the last of the three major disputes. However, Unipublic already have practically closed the course of the next edition.

MARK has been told, the presentation of the Tour 2012 will be in the second week of January in Pamplona, ​​which is the city that will start the race with a team time trial on 18 August.

Following the success of this year and geographical proximity, it seems, can not be understood otherwise-that the next edition will return to the Basque Country. Also return to the Pyrenees after the last edition of the obvious.

The final fireworks, however, will almost certainly be in the Bola del Mundo, Madrid's top-and Spanish-which rose for the first time in 2010, when Mosquera and Nibali offered a great show with career win into play only one day remaining.

The jump in the Canaries have to wait at least another year, until 2013.

'Shaq' sues former employee for selling their private mail

Retirement is still anything but quiet for Shaquille O'Neal. The former Dominating the NBA during the late 90's and early new century announced during the summer, but since then has not stopped a second. He started his studies to become a film director , has applied for a position as assistant 'sheriff' , has begun the road to preside over an NBA franchise and has even had time to flay his former teammates in his autobiography. But what until now had not done is go to court.

Shaquille has sued a former employee in a Miami court for alleged illegal sale of personal emails of former Celtics, Lakers, Suns and Magic, among others. 'The Big Aristotle' has filed a complaint against Shawn Darling, responsible for his personal website, on to sell confidential information that could have damaged the image and reputation of the former power forward.

According to the lawsuit filed by Shaq, Darling, who was in charge of the player's personal website, selling personal data and e-mails to other websites. It is not the first time O'Neal and Darling are the faces in court. Previously the computer had sued the player for alleged hacking.

Jordan Farmar, MVP of the third round of the Euroleague

The base of the Maccabi Tel Aviv NBA, Jordan Farmar, has been named 'MVP' of the third round of the Euroleague has been played this week, thanks to his brilliant performance in his team's victory against Real Madrid (88-82 ).

The basis of the New Jersey Nets scored a total of 27 points (9 of 11 shooting from the field), 5 assists and 4 rebounds, making an assessment with these numbers 35.

Other notables were the Partizan Belgrade player Acie Law, who got 26 points, 7 assists and two steals to lead his team to victory and gain an appreciation of 32, and Rimantas Kaukenas, who has returned to show their best version Montepaschi Siena with 24 points and a valuation of 30.

The Serbian pivot Teletovic Caja Mirza signed a good performance with 20 points and continues to lead the classification of the Euroleague top scorer with 21.7 points per game on average, while the pivot of KK Zagreb Sean May is leading the table rebounding with an average of 9 catches per game.

Players are willing to dissolve the union if there is no solution for the weekend

The sword of Damocles hanging over the heads of players and owners a few hours of starting a new meeting to try to unlock the 'lockout feature that keeps the NBA stop. The threat of some players to start the process of dissolution of the union has become ultimatum. If no agreement before next Monday, will begin to dissolve the partnership actions of players led by Derek Fisher and Billy Hunter. A measure that could end the 'lockout' as it would leave the NBA with no one to negotiate the new agreement.

The 50 players dissidents are willing to start collecting signatures (around 125) to start the dissolution process if you have not reached an agreement during the weekend or if the agreement does not meet their claims ( less than 52% of BRI ). Thus would begin a new and lengthy process. Players 'rebels' would have to get the signature of 30% of NBA players and introduce them to the National Labor Relations Board. If this happens, the agency would open a vote in which at least 50% of the players should be displayed for the dissolution. Only then would dissolve the union and begin a process by which players could present antitrust lawsuits against landlords to force them to reach an agreement.

But the solution is not so simple. At that point, the franchisees and the League itself could also sue the players to this Board alleging bad faith in negotiations and could open a complex legal process that could be extended in time beyond the season.

On the other side of the table are the owners who, despite the ultimatum of the players are not willing to lower their claims with respect to the BRI. While some owners are willing to give in this area, most are unwilling to accept any further concession. Led by Michael Jordan , the smaller franchise owners do not want to hear about a division of BRI than the 50-50 and even Stern has already shown his distaste for players to give more than 47%.

One obstacle, BRI, which by now seems insurmountable. For any of the parties. Because if the owners are not willing to raise its offer, the players do not consider even lower theirs. Billy Hunter , executive director of the union, made ​​it clear hours before starting a new meeting "I do not think there is any circumstance that owners should have more players, "Hunter said that this Saturday will sit in front of their 'enemies' to try to resolve a conflict that has lasted too long.

So much so that even the government has once again intervene. George Cohen will appear again this next morning at the Waldorf Astoria to try to mediate between both parties and end the 'lockout' of the NBA. Although at this point no one is optimistic about this possibility.

Michael Jordan, the scourge of the players

"If you can not make a profit, you should sell the team." These words, addressed to then-Wizards owner Abe Polin, out of the mouth of Michael Jordan in a meeting during the 'lockout' of 1998. Jordan then hurried their options to keep playing (announced his retirement months later) and sat at the negotiating table on the side of the players, trying to get the best deal for him and his companions.

Now, 13 years later, Jordan returned to the negotiating table while sitting on the other side. In fact, now he is the owner who takes advantage of his team. Perhaps it has emerged as the leader of the most inflexible owners throughout the negotiation. The owners of the smaller franchises. Jordan is the voice of the 14 owners opposed to making any concessions over his former teammates in order to try to alleviate the economic losses of these teams in recent seasons.

The basketball player who changed the faction leader of the negotiating harder and is not willing to give the players more than 50% of BRI. In fact, notes the New York Times, during meetings held by owners have been able to see a Michael Jordan angry with their more powerful. Jordan and the other set would not yield more modest 47% to players and is quite upset when negotiators agreed to extend the NBA players to a 50-50.

Such was the anger of Jordan and the other smaller owners, according to sources close to the negotiations, are willing to boycott the agreement , if the players transferred. Once an agreement is reached, the measures taken must be approved by a majority in the Assembly of owners. Jordan speaks on behalf of 14 owners and the time to convince one more (there are 30 franchises) would defeat the vote.

The very 'New York Times points to the reason for Jordan to close at band to negotiate the BRI. According to the newspaper New York, Jordan would have hardened their position to try to obtain benefits and attract new buyers to the Bobcats. The American newspaper suggests that some minority shareholders want to leave Jordan alone and are looking for buyers for their shareholdings. A sale, with the numbers who have left the Bobcats in recent seasons (one speaks of seven million dollars in annual losses) does not seem feasible. For the time being.

Kevin Garnett became the best host for Ricky Rubio

Ricky Rubio wants to be ready when you begin the NBA. He knows he will have many eyes on him. Something that is used almost as a child. Based on talent and, above all, work has been turning those looks throughout his career. And now, when throwing the ball back on the floor of the courts of the NBA, you do it again.

This piece works daily in Los Angeles. Its sole purpose is to improve and be prepared to give the Timberwolves when they can train and play together. In the California city has coincided with two league heavyweights as Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett. With them trained and they have heard the best advice before starting their quest. Especially Garnett, who acted as host to his arrival in Minneapolis, a city he knows well after his 12 seasons with the Wolves.

"Kevin Garnett has told me great things of Minneapolis and its people. I was told that the team is very supportive fans who love the sport and we must be prepared to give them what they expect from us, which is winning" Ricky said in a telephone interview to 'Star Tribune Minnesota.

The base of El Masnou young, well thank Garnett's words, also wanted to explain to the Wolves fans are and how to make it clear that you are ready when the season starts. "All I can do is train with these folks who have already played in the NBA and be ready when the season starts," said the new player of the Wolves. "The best I can do is look for on your game. In the end it's just basketball, but is different than in Europe, so I have to noticing and learning."

Ricky has proven its ability to learn from that debut with Joventut at just 14 years. It has been seven years that has not lived anywhere else that was not Barcelona. Now, thousands of miles away, will have to adapt not only to a new country, but a new life and a new climate. "Minnesota is going to be a big change in my life, though not the first time I see snow. Of course, I've never seen for more than a week," Ricky joked when asked about the harsh winter that we live in Minnesota.

Neither the cold is capable of undermining the morale of the Spanish base. Ricky is clear what he wants. He has always known. It's your dream and now has the opportunity to catch up. "I'm ready. Ready to start the season and make my dreams come true" sentenced Rubio to end an interview in which he makes clear his desire to succeed in a world as hard as it is the NBA.

Pasta and rice at 9.00 in the morning!

As reported by MARK, Real Madrid players Valdebebas arrived at 9.30 am. A pre-concentration training in order to get the body acclimated to the game tomorrow noon. Mourinho was the first to arrive and made clear the guidelines in the previous match against Osasuna. They did exactly what will tomorrow.

This Saturday will repeat the move for the body to continue acclimating to the new schedule. And is that the goal of Mourinho is that the biorhythms of the players are the same at noon, for example, at eight o'clock. Therefore, one of the novelties will be at breakfast ... that will be a meal.

The white players eat at nine o'clock like both. Pasta, rice, chicken and grilled fish is the menu with which the players of Real Madrid will start the day. Mourinho does not want to leave anything to chance and plan the party around midnight, almost as if it were night.

In training yesterday, the Portuguese did not organize a match due to fitness of the players. The staff is very tired and Mou decided to divide the group for much of the session. On the one hand the most common and, on the other, those who have enjoyed fewer opportunities.

Real Madrid players are excited about Sunday's game against Osasuna. He draws attention to change the night for the morning session and are delighted with the way that Mourinho is preparing the meeting. Luso coach has managed to plug up the entire workforce, not the match against Osasuna faces like everyone else. Mou has made this match is one of the most special of the season.

"The coach is a phenomenon, it has everything under control," they said in the locker room just to know the plans I have for this coach match against Osasuna. The atmosphere at the Bernabeu live is not a single-input, has also served as a motivator for white staff.

The Madrid players had to get up early to Valdebebas on time. The training began at 12, but they quoted Mou 9.30. Madrid jams almost led to some delays between players and the coaching staff.

Adrian Sensation

Adrian is so shy off the field as bold, daring and imaginative in it. Atletico, which runs through his best form since that is professional, has chained two consecutive collisions with individual-doubles, no doubt is happy to acknowledge that what you are getting at the individual level, but above all, collective level. "Goals give me confidence and I am very happy to have won four in the last two games, but the important thing is that the team win," he said without giving more importance to their performance.

His companions, however, are delighted to have him on the team and throw flowers without blushing. Luis Filipe, one of his accomplices in the dressing room, agreed Depor insists that "it is too good person" and that sometimes it should be a "little more selfish."

Diego, its main partner on Thursday, speaks of him with a twinkle in his eye. "Adri is a spectacular front. It's a phenomenal player, able to score goals and assists."

And that 7 Atletico is starting to become noisy and the feeling of the team. He needed only two consecutive games to uncover the jar full of scents that began to fill in Teverga, a small town in the mountains of Asturias, where since I was a kid was training to succeed in the fields of First.

There he began to work the aim that some have questioned. A flying balls to force a window pointing to the family bar, Adrian won more than a fight and broke more than a couple of shoe boxes: he loved to play with homespun.

Adrian, therefore, is making it clear that suffers no aim, but that is an excellent assistant and sees the game with ease. Proof of this is the gift that he did to Diego to Udinese or two goals that put him on a platter to Reyes in the first game played with the official red and white.

And if the aim of shooting at a small window worked, assists rehearses the town square when surrounded by a team of girls to play against your friends ... and win. They have only had to wait in the area that know him well Chicory-Teverga friends, he managed to race in all and give the ball to score.

Now, seated at Atletico and pointing to the squad, some of those who worked with him in the past also full of praise. Such is the case of Miguel Angel Lotina technician which coincided with Deportivo, which claims to be a weakness: "Adrian is the White Ronaldo 'coach yesterday repeated on Radio BRAND.

Manzano, his current coach, is not far behind: "It's a great player, very generous and hardworking. I'm happy for how things are going and I predict a great future."

Guardiola: "It is impossible to antagonize Villa"

Pep Guardiola appeared before the media at a press conference before the game against Barca in Bilbao Atheltic Bielsa (Sunday 20 pm in C +, Radio and MARK) . Barca coach gave his views on the controversial relationship of Villa and Messi and Ibra exit the club. In addition, Pep praised and Athletic Bielsa said the injuries the team, acknowledged the problems of people for the Cup match, he said that has not yet made ​​a decision on his future at Barca bench, spoke of a possible face to face Pep-Mou as in politics and commanded spirits to Cassano.

"It is impossible to quarrel with David. It's too good people, too generous. I know you are well. We hope that the inconvenience of brutal effort that has made ​​it happen. Leo was already clear , "he said about the rumors of bad relationship between David Villa and Leo Messi . "It has always been very good atmosphere in the locker room. Among them behave dramatically. It is true that this year also to get along, there are many who are friends, even though it is normal that they do not play are more troublesome, like any club, "said Pep Guardiola. "Memory is short but we have four years with situations like this costume-desastibilizadoras campaigns. So far there have been conflicts of this kind. Not always, but occasionally, things like this come-relationship Villa-Messi- but not now, as usual, "said Pep.

On the issue of out of Ibrahimovic Barca Guardiola refused to do many clarification. "The publishers take books when it suits. I have to say I do not want to make this a personal matter. In the locker room behaved excellently. It helped us win the league and reach the semifinals of Champions. We helped and we should thank their way. I wish I did not think so, but nothing happens. I wish him well. I know it very well in Milan and there is more to say, "said Pep on the statements of former Barca player, Zlatan Ibrahimovic .

About Bielsa , next opponent on the bench for San Mamés, Guardiola was clear: "I agreed with Bielsa once in my life. I can not say that we are friends. I would appreciate if I receive at home when I had no team. We talked about football. Influences? Cruyff and Rexach may have had more influence on me . I have only admiration for him, for being so authentic, so bold to play. It is a great opportunity for me to face him. It was a pleasure to prepare a game against him and think what to do to win. I have really wanted to shake his hand and see. But again, I have met only once with him in my life. " "Bielsa is different from all the coaches in the world. I saw a ball to defend Llorente Muniain up and down forty times.'s Different. And in such a short time and is his Athletic, a team of Bielsa. Has achieved things that players and now they did not, "said Pep on the work of Argentine Bilbao. "San Mamés San Mamés always, is a special field, different. There are many differences between Caparros and Bielsa, are similar in that they are intense and aggressive, but always if you see a team of Bielsa and see what you know but do not know who will runs, has some very special characteristics.'s see who is stronger, "he added.

"The decision to not give interviews , it is my decision, not influenced Bielsa. I wish I had been a player or coach him, to catch its influence, but one day I can not say that I have influenced both. After the Super Cup to Madrid, I knew it was best that players do not focus on talk and sports. I apologize to you, the journalists, because it influences their work, "admitted the coach of Barcelona.

Guardiola does not trust the Athletic : "As we are higher than most of us will win balls. The only way to win in San Mamés is to be braver than them, which is already difficult." "I give importance to all parties at all. We are extremely fortunate to play such games. San Mamés any corner and seems to lack or goal made, a team that does not let you breathe, we will be well to beat them "Pep said, he expects a" fantastic game and very entertaining ":" They are very aggressive, tighten up, no pause or break, a dynamic non-stop. "

When asked about Muniain , Pep noted that it is "an incredibly good player and strong." "I knew I had this strength and it does, can play inside or end," he said about the player's Athletic.

In the chapter on injuries, the Barca coach spoke of Alexis Sanchez : "Alexis has returned. We need a little normal lung, leg is fine, lively. The danger of these injuries are the next two weeks, which does not fall . celebrate its return, has much self-esteem. I decide whether to play for a while, start. We'll see. " As Keita and Abidal , Pep was optimistic: "We are looking to see if they can be with the Cup Hospitalet, try to stay, yes."

"At the beginning of the season, coming from where we came from, not sure how to respond. But we are where we would be having already won two titles with strong rivals Real Madrid and Porto. Now the important thing is that we qualified for the Champions in February and League is another computer, the Levant , who has done a little better than us and are now trying to catch him, "warned Pep.

Over the 25 years of Ferguson at Manchester United, Pep wanted to congratulate the coach: "I congratulate Ferguson and removed his hat. I would have the power to reestablish always the team, competitive people."

In terms of continuity on the bench for Barcelona , Guardiola said he has not taken any decision: "People come to the field to see how your team plays. When taking the decision, I have not taken, the President will know" .

Pep Guardiola, which coincided with Antonio Cassano in Rome, sent a message to player of Milan for their health problems : "It seems the problem is cardiovascular finally. I'm glad I got scared." "I do not eat much and not fattening so you can be in good condition," he joked Pep.

Barça coach was also asked by the words of Rubalcaba MARK TV in saying that "a debate-Guardiola Mourinho would be more than one-Rajoy Rubalcaba" . Pep opened the door to a future face to face with Jose Mourinho: "It would make more and I Mou audience among the politicians. They come every day and more used. If we sit down Mourinho and I, someone will listen. Do not know if one day we will. Who knows, when we retired. "

Looking to match Cup , Guardiola admitted that they are "little people" for the game against Hospitalet but said he did not ask you to convene the Rojita not one of their players (they are called Martin Montoya, Marc Bartra, Marc Muniesa, Thiago Alcántara flat): "Never ask the under-21 coach who has to call and whom not. You can call whomever they want in this house. We should be well treated and cared for. "

A quarter century with Ferguson

The first week of November 1986 arrived at Manchester United by a man with 45 years replacing Ron Atkinson. His name was Alexander Chapman Ferguson and reached the English club as a person linked to the world of football as a player did not win but I was beginning to emerge as a coach. His tenure in the East Stirlingshire and St. Mirren in Scotland opened the doors of Aberdeen. It was with 'The Dons' when he began to carve out a bright future after winning three league Scottish Cup Winners Cup and the famous to the Real Madrid.

From there to a big Premiership as Manchester United. In 1986 was a difficult ballot to return the equipment to where it deserved to be. His beginnings were quite complicated, the results failed at various times of the season and the English club to remove the technician raised born in Glasgow. Eventually the United decided not to run what had hanging over his head and that position could not be more positive.

The titles began to land in the windows of Old Trafford and Alex Ferguson was regarded as one of the best technicians in the moment. It is the coach who has won more domestic titles with the same team and is the most awards of 'Best Coach of the Year' has to his credit. In 1999 his name added to the cataloging of 'Sir' after Queen Elizabeth II awarded him the title of Commander of the British Empire. 12 Premier League, two Champions, one UEFA Cup, one European Super Cup, one Intercontinental, a five Mundialito clubs and FA Cup for efficacy in front of Manchester United.

Ferguson knows that this date is more than special and has not hesitated to affirm that "has been really fantastic. You never think that this can happen. Durar so much like a fairy tale."

What they said Ferguson
Arsène Wenger (Arsenal): "The coaches should try to imitate Ferguson. It's amazing his constant motivation." (November 4, 2006)

Pep Guardiola (Barcelona coach): "I can not be compared to Ferguson. He is number one. I have a lot to have its prestige." (July 26, 2011)

Bobby Charlton (Manchester United legend): "Ferguson is the best coach ever. It is impossible to find another like him.'s a genius. It has the merit of young players up to the first team and give them a chance." (October 5, 2011)

Paul Scholes (ex Manchester United): "It's the best. instills a calming influence on the team. There is no best coach you can have the Manchester United". (May 6, 2011)

Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid): "Sir Alex Ferguson is like my second father. I feel the same affection for him who feels a child by a parent. His words make me a better person." (May 24, 2009)

Piqué (Barcelona player): "When I told him I wanted to leave Manchester United because the club was interested in me, told me she wanted me to stay at the club. He sent me a letter saying it was hard to let me go. I said they had a future. " (September 6, 2010).

Joaquin: "If the 'Gordo' will call me whatever it takes"

Joaquin Sanchez (El Puerto de Santa María, 1981) returns to his home. Not for the first time he returns with another shirt to Villamarín than the green and white, but his presence is always special. It is the last great idol of diabetics. A myth. Announces his desire to remain connected to Betis once he retires. You will always have its place in Heliopolis.

Question. We needed a win like Espanyol ...
Response. It is clear that when the team wins after three consecutive defeats morality is different and the changes you face. It faces the next game with another optimistic.

P. Why is costing both the team assimilate Pellegrini criteria?
R. I do not think we have problems with the system, but the good we all love football and this year half of the staff is new and needs your time and shoot. Football practice is not easy, which is a lot of association, many arrival, somehow wants to play brilliantly. It is a world and the team will go further, because we have great players on all lines.

P. Does not it seem strange Apoño goal celebration?
R. I went to celebrate and Jesus ... I do not know if anyone else came, but I do not care. Do not think it's weird because it was a minute of the game where the defense is folded and rarely go to celebrate. I swear my heart that I did not realize I went to celebrate and point. It's true it's nice to see a team that celebrates goals together, of course, is what has to happen, but do not draw blood. I think it's not the player who scores. Apoño is a goal that gives us three important points.

P. What environment believed to be found tomorrow?
R. It's a derby with many attractions, it will be a very nice game, because the matches between Real Betis and Malaga are beautiful. There they live in a special way. They are two of the earth with an extraordinary passion. The Betis fans are prepared very well. We'll find a nice environment and what we have to do is enjoy the moment to be a serious team and have stuck, because the team has taken seriously behind.

P. What explains the bad streak that runs through the Betis?
R. Football has these things. Betis started well and good run that helped him to take a points cushion that comes now phenomenal. It's weird, because it is a team that arrives, playing good football is an uncomfortable opponent. When you enter this dynamic, and I've been in these situations and even worse, everything goes in reverse. It's a downhill slope from which exit. In this type of runs, the sooner the better leave because you will shrinking.

P. Do you think the team Betis have saved?
R. Yeah man, sure. Betis has the capacity and staff not to be up, but in a quiet and not to suffer.

P. Do you still keep contact with people in costumes?
R. If you often talk to people. In my fifth there is almost no one, I am saying that Montiel (physiotherapist), with Calero (head doctor). Now the situation is not pleasant, but if we look back, the worse the past year. Are on the front and has much room for error to exit.

P. Do you think that Betis should resign in a way that style to be happy and go for something more conservative?
R. Mel, which has in the Betis, you know what is best for the team. I admire these people that when you have a team that, quote, not full of stars, is humble, and brings an offensive team that likes to play football. This game will give you more wins than losses over time.

P. If marks the place?
R. I do not usually celebrate it, mostly because I've already marked a few (laughs) ... Betis, the poor would have marked a few and I'm good. Not held by many things, my past, because I feel Betis and I have much respect for that hobby. The welcome here is always great. Note that there Copa scored two goals and went applauded, with how difficult it is. It's a great respect for the years I lived there. Special Live sensations. I grew up there.

P. Do you expect to finish his career at Betis?
R. It's hard to think back, but in the future, of course I love it. I have always said I would love to retire in that field, because so sorry. But now it's hard because I'm in a very nice new project, I have come to Malaga and I'm happy.

P. Once I retire would like to remain connected to the Betis?
R. Once I remove the idea is to stay there than it is (laughs). I with the Fat (Rafael Gordillo) I have a very good relationship and I want a lot because he's a guy who I have known him as a person and worth as Betis know what it is. Since he entered the little thing has been better. He is a person to admire, so if we do call me Gordo whatever it takes (laughter) ... So you've done and what it means, Gordillo would be president. There is a guy with more charisma and more important than him. I would like to remain connected.

P. How have you lived all this time of change in the distance?
R. I guessed that sooner or later going to happen (the output of Lopera), but from the outside makes you different. I have maintained contact and knew what was going on. I've lived it all with one thing in your stomach wondering where it went out, fortunately has passed and Betis are enjoying.

London 2012, works Olympus birth to 9 months

London , land of 'lords', tea, cultures and meridians, but also chaotic traffic, secrecy and outraged. Is something missing less than nine months for the wick of the cauldron garment for the third time in the city (1908 and 1948 were the other two editions) and the role is transferred to the rings, hymns and lights. On July 27, 2012, the Modern Age released their XXX Olympic Games .

The concrete city to clean up chewing your face, challenging the breathing crisis the world economy and searching for that desired creditworthiness. Good sense, good-looking. But if you go to London, does not move. Stand still, breathe, and arm yourself with patience against the jam is very easy to invest a little over two hours to make a journey of 25 or 30 minutes. Course equivalent, for example, which runs from downtown to the Olympic Park, located east of the city, in Stratford (Newham).

The area, traditionally industrial, has cultivated all buildings on the premises Olympic Green and technology. A total regeneration of the district based on recyclable construction and adaptable, and whose main artery, the river Lea , is responsible for dividing the 'mini-city' Olympic from north to south. Parks, lawns and oxygen to decorate the largest block of three that make up the bulk of the facility and is occupied by the latest cranes and more than 10,000 people who work daily to transform rubble agora.

Of the ten facilities, the six largest are completely finished (Olympic Stadium, the Velodrome, Handball Arena, Basketball Arena, Aquatics Centre and International Broadcast Centre). Or so they say, because the 'protection' of the organization requires the human eye to notice it through snapshots. The interior is not yet set foot.

The originality and the speed was primed with the Velodrome (host the track cycling world in February), the basketball arena (capacity 12,000 spectators and opened last August) and the flag of handball (also to Pentathlon host modern). Special mention and Aquatic Centre colossal wave of 160 meters in length, built by the Iranian Zaha Hadid , who represents the movement of the sea. Inside, three swimming pools await the appearance of Phelps and Thorpe.

The cauldron is still no news, once again being the best kept secret. Meanwhile, the other jewel, the Olympic Stadium track, red and looks forward to that faster legs of history occupy the streets.

Keegan Bradley leads the Shanghai Masters

The young American Keegan Bradley, one of the new in the golf of his country and winning this year's U.S. PGA, is the first leader of the HSBC Championship in Shanghai, the last of the World Series, played in the International Shenshan GC of Shanghai.

Bradley signed a great card with 65 strokes, seven under par for the course to overtake the Swedes in two Fredrik Jacobson and Alexander Noren and fellow Bo van Pelt, who won this in Malaysia on Sunday.

In the fifth, leading to three impacts are Thai Thongchai Jaidee, South Korea's KJ Choi, American David Toms and Justin Rose English, while there are four beats to a large group which include the Englishman Lee Westwood, World number two.

Bradley, who played alongside Westwood and Australian Adam Scott, began with a birdie and then shot with four and 'eagle'.
The American party said he shared with his rivals as he always does play well, and he was proud of how he had completed the first day.

Another young as Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland, trying to reach the world number one, settled the day with 70 hits, as well as the best Spanish, Pablo Larrazabal, who spoiled his card with three "boggeys' on holes 5, 6 and 9.

Alvaro Quiros and Miguel Angel Jimenez, second Sunday after Sergio Garcia Valderrama, signed the pair (72), and Paul Martin 76.

Italian Francesco Molinari, the defending champion, was five under par with just two holes, but left the water on both and finished with -2 (70) and disappointed.

Tiger: "I feel fit, I have wanted to start the new year"

Tiger Woods downplayed the two bad years in his career, marked by his marital infidelities and several injuries, and said that these periods are part of life for all athletes.

"If you look at the careers of the athletes always have ups and downs. Hopefully difficult periods are short and the good times last longer. Everyone goes out there," said former world number one in a statement to the newspaper "The Straits Times'.

"I feel fit again, playing back, playing more and more consistently. So I have wanted to end this year and start the next."

Tiger, currently ranked 52 in the world, will play this month the Australia Open.

Swede Fredrik Jacobson takes charge at HSBC Champions

Sweden's Fredrik Jacobson golfer became the new leader of the HSBC Champions tournament belongs to the Race to Dubai European Tour and is within the category 'WGC', after the dispute of the second day where Spanish was the best The Cadiz Alvaro Quiros.

Jacobson, who had been in the headboards made after Thursday, gave a second round of 66 shots, six under par after a brilliant day with six birdies, including three consecutive, and no failure.

The Scandinavian impact leads in South African Louis Oosthuizen, winner of the British 2010 ', he displayed a great golf for a spectacular 63 (-9), after being a real' machine 'to make birdies. With him, tied, is the Australian Adam Scott, who made 65 (-7).

As for the Spanish delegation, Alvaro Quiros, Pablo Larrazabal and Miguel Angel Jimenez keep their options in the Sheshan International Golf Club in Shanghai (China), although still far from the head.

Thus, the best on Friday was the Cadiz, who signed 67 shots, five under par thanks to six birdies and one bogey, leaving him six impacts Jacobson, tied with Catalan, the better the Thursday and made 69 (-3), with three birdies, an 'eagle' and two bogeys.

The 'Pisha', an impact of their compatriots, also dropped the pair with a distance of 68 (-4), with six birdies and two bogeys, while Paul Martin forgot his bad first day with 71 hits ( -1), although it is discarded.

The Spanish dream fades for beach volleyball tandem

The Spanish Tandem Liliana Fernandez Steiner composed and Elsa Baquerizo has been removed from the last meeting of the Beach Volleyball World Tour, which is being held in the Thai city of Phuket, where he eventually was ranked 17.

The duo national champions Spain, debuted with a win after beating the Italian Orsi Toth-Giombini 0-2 (16-21 and 11-21). However, have failed to keep winning streak and dropped the second round against the Czech-Klapalova Hajeckova 2-1 (16-21, 21-19 and 15-11).

That and the playoffs, Steiner-Baquerizo Fernandez, who had no luck at the crossroads, were paired with the powerful partner Lili Carioca formed by Vieira. However, Alicante and Madrid to face planted in Brazil and were eliminated in the tie-break 'with a score of 2-1 (21-15, 15-21 and 15-8).

Stoner, Bradl and Cortese lead the free day in heavy rain Cheste

Australian Casey Stoner (Honda RC 212 V) and German Stefan Bradl (Kalex) and Sandro Cortese (Aprilia) topped the rankings in their respective categories in the first and fateful day of free practice for the Grand Prix of Valencia, last scoring round the world motorcycle championship. The conditions in the circuit "Ricardo Tormo" in the Valencian town of Cheste were not favorable for the practice of motorcycling and if in the morning were tough is further complicated by the afternoon, after a Persistent rain left the track completely flooded for the second session of free practice. In all classes were worth the time of the morning, where he could shoot a little faster, but still far, far away, from the records of each cylinder, although a number of relevant data. Awarded and world title MotoGP Grand Prix from Australia, where his birthday was imposed Casey Stoner, the only interest in the premier class focused on the performance of all the drivers behind the Italian Marco Simoncelli death of the race in Malaysia and in particular, his friend Valentino Rossi (Ducati Desmosedici).

The track conditions were not favorable, but in a circuit that despite the bitter swill of 2006, when he lost the world title here against American Nicky Hayden, then and now Honda rider in Ducati colleague, not uncomfortable, Rossi signed the third place just three tenths of a second of Stoner's best time. It is clear that when what counts is the pilot and not the performance of the bike, Valentino Rossi is placed at the level of all its rivals and this time, only Stoner and Dani Pedrosa will overcome and, in the afternoon, they all had to succumb to the urge Á Álvaro Bautista and his Suzuki GSV RR, which eventually set the pace, though much slower than in the morning. Germany's Stefan Bradl (Kalex) seems to have completely cleared the way in the absence of Marquez, who is in Chester, but their physical conditions are not the most appropriate for the practice of motorcycling, so unless a "miracle" as everyone on his team qualify, you can not fight until the last race for the title. The German driver took it calmly at all times to avoid mistakes and after just ten laps in morning practice, waiting for an improvement that came half, ended up being the fastest of Moto2, where Spanish was the best Julian Simon (Suter), who though serious, returned to competition in the last race of the season and wanting to farewell. Simon did not continue in the team of Jorge Martínez "Aspar" , it shows in the environment and makes the relationship is tense, but for the pilot Villacañas most important thing is to recover as soon as a state of physical fitness at this moment is far from ideal to take most of your bike. The Frenchman Johann Zarco (Derbi) is eager to fight until the last second for the win and the world title in the 125 cc and while today was passed by the German Sandro Cortese (Aprilia), marked the differences, too clear about Nicolas Terol (Aprilia). The championship leader took this still much more calm and although he was tenth, his time was over two seconds and a half of Zarco. It rain and the track conditions were not the most appropriate for risk on the bike, but Terol have to cut for time differences, at least, be controlled at all times to its rival. Adrian Martin (Aprilia) third , was the best Spanish, ahead of Efrén Vázquez (Derbi) and Maverick Viñales (Aprilia) in the eighth.

Controversial photos of Cristiano Ronaldo's girlfriend naked

The beautiful model Irina Shayk is very upset about some pictures that appear nude in the December issue of GQ Spain. The girlfriend of Cristiano Ronaldo argues that publishing the photos digitally edited and removed the underwear she was wearing during the session, so that in the pages that will go on sale, you can see 'as God brought the world.' magazine's executives were quick to deny the allegations, arguing that self Irina posed nude and to prove saved negatives of the photos. Watch the video of the session in which she posed for the magazine in 2010 ... With few clothes and waaaay better mood.

Cain Velasquez and Dos Santos Junius emulate the old days of boxing

The World Heavyweight UFC to define the November 12th from the Honda Center in Anaheim, The Ultimate Fighter Championship, in a conference call with the stars of the bill said that this fight will emulate the good years old and boxing. To Dana White , President of UFC, "This is totally different to any format you've done before. Obviously, this is a show that broadcast a single fight, then we will do several different things. Let's try starting this Thursday." "We will emulate the old days of boxing. Let's put a great fight, a tremendous fight in television to expose the sport to a new audience.

Our goal has always been to bring big fights back to television. We are planning a future in this sport . This has been an investment in the future of the UFC. Fans have never seen this show will be UFC and that is why we decided to Cain and Junior in that position. "I know that this will be a great fight. That's why both fighters are in that position. I have no doubt it will be a great event. We'll talk with both fighters backstage before leaving the Octagon, to conciertizarlos it really means the event, which is something we have not done for a long time. " Meanwhile, Cain Velasquez, UFC heavyweight champion, said: "Never let to feel butterflies in your stomach when you have a fight. It's natural to feel nervous, that means you're ready. But I'm not nervous because I've been hurt for over twelve months.

From my camp was aware that I get to a hundred percent and ready for combat. I am a point from July. "" I'm ready and I am honored they have chosen this fight for the first UFC event on FOX. But I'm not focused on the event, which means the widest possible audience for a fighter, I'm focused on my opponent and not more than that. Dos Santos is a great opponent and very dangerous. " Challenger, Junior dos Santos, the first title contender, said, "It was a long time to get my chance, but I'm not sorry. It is now the biggest opportunity I could have, fighting for the heavyweight title in the first Billboard Live on FOX. "I am very happy with my life now. I'm in tremendous shape and physical metal. I want to be the proof that if you work hard, treat people well and not doubt yourself, you can achieve your dreams. I genuinely believe that Cain is the best heavyweight in the world and is an honor to fight him. " "I come from a difficult past , but I've been very lucky in my life. I do not think this fight goes five rounds. I have trained for five rounds, but I do not go the distance. " The fight will be broadcast in over a dozen countries including Canada, Brazil, Australia and the United Kingdom.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Vera Zvonareva announces low one hour before the draw for the final

The tennis player Vera Zvonareva will be low in the Federation Cup final, which will measure to Russia and the Czech Republic this weekend at the Olympic Stadium in Moscow, due to a right shoulder injury.

The world number seven, who played a definitive role in the semifinal against Italy, announced his low draw an hour before the final box and replaced by Elena Vesnina, who had been all week in training under the command of Shamil Tarpischev .

Zvonareva began to have pain in the tournament in Moscow which worsened in the Masters of Istanbul, where he reached the semifinals. His absence is bound to the well-known of Maria Sharapova, although the count with veteran Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and Maria Kirilenko.

On the other hand, the elimination of open Kirilenko and Czech Petra Kvitova, world number two after winning the title of 'master' in Istanbul.

The second measure to Svetlana Kuznetsova match to Lucie Safarova. The individual will be played Sunday and twice changed between Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and Elena Vesnina against Lucie Hradecka and Kveta Peschke.

Granollers and Ferrer, Valencia semifinals

David Ferrer is just a step of repeating in the tournament final in Valencia and to republish the success of last year, after making a great match against Russian Nikolay Davydenko, who beat 6-3, 6-4 in 1 hour and 21 minutes.

Jávea player signed an exceptional start of the first set. Very strong in the service, which yielded only one point from their first three games, and aggressive on the Russian, who gave the break in the fourth game. Ferrer, fast legs, sent to his right, who ran a lot, and prevented Davydenko take the initiative.

The Alicante had before it a point to 5-1 and service, but brought up Russian tennis moments that led him to be among the best large part of his career and took the game to 4-3 and tying kick. There appeared Davydenko doubt that with two double faults and dropped his first service in September.

In the second race, the party went off the script. Ferrer was leading the game in their field, intense duels from the bottom of the track where Spanish was more comfortable. Granollers is in a Spanish tennis player Marcel Granollers became the first semifinalist Valencia Tournament, defeating the French Gael Monfils, third seed, by a 7-6 scoring system (12), 3-6, 6-4, after 2 hours and 26 minutes of play.

Not even a 'top ten' as the French could with the magic of Granollers in Valencia, a tournament which was a finalist last year and this edition is one step to repeat the success, despite the complicated picture has had to overcome.

Monfils was facing its third consecutive Spanish rival in the tournament, but this time encountered a plethora Granollers, with absolute confidence in his game and was not frightened at any time.

Djokovic and Federer, Basel semifinals

The Serbian Novak Djokovic, world number one tennis and Roger Federer, seeded third, took another step today toward a final between the two in Basel to qualify today for the penultimate round.

Djokovic needed three sets to one hundred minutes of play to beat Marcos Baghdatis 2-6, 6-2, 6-3. Djokovic Baghdatis rolled over in the first set thanks to a powerful service and placed with which he managed two breaks of service, six aces and 82 percent of his first serve points while Serbian, with a low percentage of first ( 64), one ball was not "break" in their favor.

In the second race the percentage of early Baghdatis dropped dramatically to 46 while Djokovic tuned their service (63) and easily dispatched his opponent with two breaks of serve. Serbia still improved more in the third set, though the game was somewhat more evenly because it also Baghdatis overcame a bump in the second round. Djokovic will face in the semifinals to Japanese Kei Nishikori, who defeated 6-4, 5-7, 6-4 victory over Mikhail Kukushkin Kazakh.

Federer beats Roddick
The other semifinal will be colored Swiss Roger Federer, Andy Roddick won the U.S. (6-3, 6-2) will face compatriot Stanislas Wawrinka, who easily defeated Florian Mayer of Germany (6-2, 6-2).

Federer, who only lost one game in the last 27 he has played in "his" tournament, won the first set with a "break" in the eighth game, and started the second with a new break. The Swiss said four straight games and sealed the match in 63 minutes.

Anabel Medina gets into the semifinals of Bali

The Spanish tennis player Anabel Medina has sealed his move to the semifinals of the tournament in Bali, scoring for the WTA and distributed $ 600,000 in prizes (about 435,832 euros), to be benefited by the abandonment of Marion Bartoli.

The torrentinos saved two 'match-points in the second set before the gala, the first top seed in the tournament with eight players in the box, was forced to retire with a sprained right ankle with 4-6, 7-6 (7) and 1-0 in the mail.

Bartoli, who also retired at the end of 2009, scored the first set, but errors increased its service, changing racket several times, and wasted two match points. The first Medina saved him, but in France's second double-faulted - six in the whole game -.

And at the very beginning the final set, with 'break' and against, Bartoli was injured ankle. Despite receiving treatment and leave the court, failed to resume the game. In the next round, Medina will intersect with the winner of the clash between the Slovak Daniela Hantuchova and German Sabine Lisicki.

First Davis, now Stackhouse: the union of players fracture

At a key moment in the process of negotiation between players and owners, with rumors of clear disagreements between Billy Hunter and Derek Fisher , it only remained for two guys who have not been characterized by its special intelligence is manifest in the way they have in the last 24 hours.

On the day yesterday, the pivot of the Celtics, Glen Davis (yes, the one that Kevin Garnett did mourn as a baby in a game) is not a hair cut, getting players to accept the allocation of 51% -49 % in the profits generated by the league and start playing.

If anyone take seriously his statements, his message on Twitter would have been a torpedo full waterline which is rumored so interested, may be a key day for the Players Association, that this Thursday is reunited. The "remain united" now looks like a slogan decades ago, when it's actually a few weeks ago.

If surprising was the statement of Davis (ay when KG catch you again!), What of Jerry Stackhouse on ESPN Radio on Wednesday night was not wasted. Former Tar Heels swingman, with 16 years experience in the NBA and went blank all of last season, Derek Fisher accused of not being a good representative of the players, a few hours of what is supposed to be a key event in the evolution of the 'lockout'.

Stackhouse, one of those called to be the successor to Michael Jordan to come from the same alma mater that "His Airness" has had several outbursts throughout his long career (to me, inexplicably long). I remember one of the best in the hours before his first game against Jordan, playing as a rookie for the 76ers, saying he was ready to defend the best player ever. Humiliating 48 points later, coach John Lucas he was copying an entire afternoon with chalk on a blackboard "not violate the second commandment" ... It was the first dreamer who tried, nor the last, that's the truth. Stackhouse swallowed his words and was in very bad place, but in his defense it must be said that, at least, did not end in tears.

Some pearls of former NBA player half, " David Stern has created this league. It is one of the best sports commissioners. " "...( Stern) knows how to play with the media takes things at the top to get what he wants. "" The players are more emotional, more nervous we get. So no, I do not need that neither Derek Fisher nor anyone executive committee to negotiate a contract in my name. " "I want to be an agent who negotiates on my behalf, not Fisher. If he is not traded contracts (it has an agent), why will negotiate the mine?". And it finishes with "I do not know if it has met with the NBA. I hope not. Derek is the kind of guy who seems to be but on the other hand, has aspirations to be General Manager one day. If the person manages to be a the parties in any way may have an opportunity to be named General Manager. I'm not saying their motive, but there is that possibility. "

Strong statements of Stackhouse took a couple of conclusions. On the one hand, if the feelings of the players is similar to Fisher , the basis of the Lakers can look like the bad guy, no matter what I do. And secondly, Stackhouse seeks to prolong his career in the best league in the world or otherwise, would not understand the implication and that forceful in their statements.

We'll have to wait for the afternoon / evening of Thursday to learn more details of a meeting that occurs as interesting as the Euroleague for the day. For now, that's the best basketball game that can be seen worldwide.

Fisher acknowledges differences and send a message to dissidents: "Not a bad deal"

Several authoritative voices in the union of NBA players have come out against the rumors of fracture and have vindicated the unity of the group ahead of the negotiations to try the 'lockout', which will resume this Saturday , against which President players, Derek Fisher, reiterated that they do not think "getting a bad deal just to save the season."

Several U.S. media have echoed an alleged split in the union caused by a group of 50 players, angry at the concessions in the negotiations, would have contacted a lawyer to check the possibility of dissolving the union . For such a rupture were to occur, 30 percent would sign a petition to then be ratified by a majority vote.

However, several union members have been quick to refute this point after a three-hour internal meeting held last night. "We have no problem, that's the reality," said the executive director, Billy Hunter.

Keyon Dooling (Bucks) said "the battle is not within the union." "Derek Fisher is the best president that has had our union. Will continue to support as committee members. I am the vice president and support," he added.

Fisher himself recognized the difference of views, but defended the unit: "Our guys still want to negotiate a fair deal, they gave us that power and support. Obviously, there are members who want to play again. Everyone wants to play, but we know of the problems that create a bad deal. This new agreement condition for all the circumstances of the players in the NBA. We can not get a bad deal just to save the season. "

This Saturday will resume negotiations between teams and players to try the 'lockout', which began last July 1 and has caused the suspension of a month of regular season.

The two sides held three meetings last week, but the process to stall again when elucidating the distribution of income, focal point of a discussion that continues to generate millions in losses.

Jordan will not be assistant captain at the Presidents Cup because of the 'lockout'

Michael Jordan is part of the collective unconscious of basketball fans. Technical quality, delivery and determination have also seduced fans of golf, a sport that the star has been practiced for years. The former world number '23 'of the Bulls was selected by Fred Couples, captain of the U.S. team for the Presidents Cup, as his assistant during the dispute of the competition in Australia. But Michael Jordan has had to resign the post because of the 'lockout', reports .

"After a cautious consideration, I decided to cancel my trip to Australia later this month for the Presidents Cup," Jordan revealed in a statement sent to the PGA Tour. "With the current employment situation in the NBA unresolved, and as I am the majority owner of Charlotte Bobcats, I think you need to stay in the country. It was an honor to be chosen by Fred Couples to serve as assistant captain. I hope that Fred and the United States have the best of luck, "he continued.

Meanwhile, Fred Couples also wished she could have MJ to dispute the prestigious tournament, which pits the United States with the rest of the world (except Europe): "The team will miss his friendship, spirit and leadership. Really understand the complexity of your personal situation. "

Jordan had played the role of honorary captain for the Presidents Cup Couples played in San Francisco in 2009, which was conquered by the local combined against a team led by Australian Greg Norman.

The decline of Michael Jordan will be replaced by the senior circuit player John Cook, 11 times PGA Tour winner.

Steve Nash: "Players and owners are very selfish"

Steve Nash has empathized with NBA fans and understands the anger that you may have: "You two arguing over percentages rich positions. It's hard for fans to understand that this is a business. Do not blame them, if I were them would be frustrated and angry. The two sides are arguing for selfish reasons. "

Nash wanted to emphasize the players' union, despite the rumors that point to a division , which he considers "rare, because we've never been a very stable," he told the Azcentral.

The Suns' veteran guard was critical of the owners: "The owners are trying to convince people that the problem is the fault of the players. It is easy for them to believe that because the fans think that a deal 50 -50 is right, but the truth is that in any entertainment industry talent is the recipient of most of the money. "

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