Friday, November 18, 2011

Albert Pujols is far from re-sign with Cardinals

CORAL GABLES, FLA. (VIP-WIRE) .- "Widows are women very happy, because I always know where their husbands" ... The Pimpi .- -oooo- ** and Adorno that little town called New York with colors and Christmas music. Also see here in Coral Gables and in other corners of Miami, a city blessed by getting involved in the festivities this year end, with red and green more sweet and cheerful notes of violins and peladrines. Nothing I say or write to me know me bitter. Everything is sweet like nougat December.

Albert Pujols and the Cardinals are further away from a contract that Leopoldo López and Hugo Chavez a hug. A public relations officer of the team said it was "inmitente a negotiation." Then top executives were quick to deny it. What things have life! But here in Miami, the Marlins say that after signing Jose Reyes go for Pujols and Mark Buehrle . And I just whisper that Hanley Ramirez did not want to move from shortstop to third base to give the position to Joseph, his fellow Dominican. Dawn and see. SUGGEST to the Mexican League Summer and Winter Leagues four, re-schedule their activities, to amend the regulations to suit the demands of these times of global crisis. There is no alternative. Is full of sacrifice this life.

"The greatest threat of death, is to be alive" ... The Pimpi . TERRY Francona (former Red Sox), said he hopes to direct in the majors in 2012, after the Cardinals threw him aside. "Maybe later," Terry said. IN MILWAUKEE, general managers, held a sort of spring trainning in Convcención, with the view to the Winter Rally in Dallas, from Monday, December 5. There will be signed the largest ... Pirates THE nobody says anything. Not even the Pittsburgh Press. However, they are not willing to lose the good experience of the 2011 season, so try to put together a young roster and inexpensive, but valuable. They might be surprised again next year.

The Mets seem for now, the only team with no chance in the 2012 NL East Division. But prepare to celebrate the best 50 years of activities. I remember April 1962 when they played for the first time. It was at the Polo Grounds, the first of three stages that have been used as home-club, followed by Shea Stadium and Citi Field. THIS time the opening in Flushing is with the Braves on April 5 visit. And at Yankee Stadium, the Yankees will open April 13 when they will be visited by the Angels, after series in Tampa Bay and Baltimore. "No days bigamous, because each has a single night." .. The Pimpi .- Thanks to life that has given me so much, even a reader like you ...

JC Chavez is worried about the first defense of his son

HOUSTON - Julio César Chávez González , Mexican boxing icon, believes that there is no exposure of the championship more complicated than the first. "I am concerned, as in each of the fights of my son. The first defense is hard because you try to look and not be a champion a champion bunch ephemeral " he told fans Mexican former world champion. On Saturday, world champion Mean WBC, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. , will present the world title against American Peter Manfredo Jr. Reliant Arena in Houston, Texas. The son of former world champion, who won the title last June by winning a majority decision the German Sebastian Zbik in Los Angeles. "This will be a tough fight, because I hope to seek Manfredo fight, the best of it. I am looking to consolidate my reign and this is the opportunity, " said Junior, who said his advantage to this lawsuit is the fact that Manfredo looking for a fight and has no good defense. Today both fighters are submitted to the weigh to the Junior will be presented better than ever, as a methodical work led him to not have problems with weight.

Cotto. Margarito II will not be in New York

For the American promoter Bob Arum is almost certain that the fight Miguel Angel Cotto against Antonio Margarito will have to change of venue. The boxing promoter spoke Fanaticos and commented that due to the decision of the local Athletic Commission now contemplates alternative venues such as Texas , Mississippi and Colorado, as the New York State Athletic Commission did not accept the license to give Antonio Margarito, even though the bill had been approved and has 90 percent of tickets sold. "rude is what they did. 

One commissioner said that in his view the doctors who gave discharge to Tony Margarito was not right and I do not think the studies have had these two ophthalmologists who are considered the best in the world, " said visibly upset Bob Arum, who added that in any case wait until today to see the outcome of the vote of the commissioners. Arum said he would like the commissioners who came to this decision were suspended from their jobs simply because to do so without valid arguments . Do not want to talk about Pacquiao. On the other hand, the promoter dismissed talk for now of the fourth fight between Pacquiao and Marquez , stressed that the fight is very recent and will wait a reasonable time to talk with the Filipino champion.

'Maravilla' Martinez reminds must confront Chavez Jr.

HOUSTON - Sergio Martinez hopes his presence in Houston as a reminder to Julio Cesar Chavez . Both have agreed a bout for the first quarter of 2012 and expected to emerge victorious Sinaloa's first defense is to the Italian-American Peter Manfredo Jr . "I would like to win and deal in July to March 17. I just hope the outcome for this fight to be seen what my plans. But I will not wait for life, we have a plan B if there is no fight with Mexican, "said 'Maravilla' Martinez, who is considered among the best pound for pound.

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. is declared ready to defend his championship

HOUSTON - Julio Cesar Chavez was declared ready to defend for the first time the world championship against American Middle Peter Manfredo Jr. in the Reliant Arena in Houston, Texas. Five months after the conquest of the sash, beating Germany's Sebastian Zbik, the Junior showed great physical shape and said it will look a lot better fighter than that faced the American John Duddy.

Chavez Sr. talked about the fight of his son 's 25-year sinaleonse stopped the scale at 159.7 pounds, while Manfredo, 30 years, it was in 159.5. "I am happy to do here in Houston my first defense, no nervousness, I feel much better now that I'm world champion, I have trained very hard because I know that Manfredo and others want the place where I am, but it is not possible, " Chavez said Carrasco. On the other hand, Manfredo revealed that this fight will be as drastic career victory not to seek the final withdrawal. "I come with everything, there is no opportunity more to me, is to win or retire, I put everything in this preparation to beat the son of my idol, " he replied Manfred, 30 years old and played for the first time a world title. Chavez Jr. will expose not only their title , also undefeated record. The Mexican has a record of 43 wins, 30 KOs and one draw, while Manfredo has 37 wins, 6 losses and 20 knockouts.

Tiger gets the beating of his life

The United States team has begun to dominate the President's Cup and win by 4-2 to provisionally International dispute after the first six 'foursomes' at the Royal Melbourne Golf Club in Australia.

It has been a premiere biennial competition with some inequality, since all the victories were decided by large markers, while other two games ended in draws.

The focus was to see the performance of Tiger Woods, who played with a strong partner like Steve Stricker, who signed with a record of four wins in as many games in the 2009 edition, but the American duo streaked to a discreet level and was hit by one of the best international partners of the one formed by the South Korean KJ Choi and Australian Adam Scott.

Historical beating
Greg Norman Pupils gave only his rivals and options very clearly prevailed by a convincing 7 and 6 in a game that took the lead from the second hole, looking very fine with the putt and taking advantage the bad days of Fred Couples to give victory to the only international, Fallon once again in 'foursomes'.

Thus, visitors took three wins thanks to Bubba Watson and Webb Simpson, who could 4 and 2 with Ernie Els and Japan's Ryo Ishikawa, Hunter Mahan and David Toms, who defeated 6 and 5 to Koreans Kim Kyung- tae and YE Yang, and Phil Mickelson and Jim Furyk, who won by 4 and 3 to South African Retief Goosen and Australian Robert Allenby.

In addition, there were ties between Bill Haas and Nick Watney with Australian Geoff Ogilvy and South African Charl Schwartzel, winner of the Masters, after wasting two of the hosts took advantage after 14, and between Dustin Johnson and Matt Kuchar and Australians Aaron Baddeley and Jason Day, who lost two of lead in the final two holes by two bogeys.

Gonzalo continues its sweet time

Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano lives days of wine and roses in Asia. After his victory in Singapore last Monday, the golfer has not left Madrid the lead after two days and sent at the Dunlop Phoenix tournament probably the Japanese and International Circuit which has in its list of winners with Severiano Ballesteros, who won in 1977 and 1981, or Tiger Woods (2004 and 2005).

Gonzalo, author of six birdies in a row, four of them between 5 and 8 - and a bogey, he signed 66 hits, the best lap of the day tied, and leads in a blow to Japanese Hideto Tanihara. Gonzo, as I have dubbed the British, this week aims to get the top 50 world ranking, a group that plays all the big tournaments.

Pablo Larrazabal, meanwhile, reacted and worked his way up to No. 17 after signing a card of 68. In Malaysia, for its part, in one of two scoring tournaments on the European Tour, the day could not be completed by thunderstorms. Send the Swede Daniel Chopra at 13-under par, while the Spanish players are pretty retarded. Lara Garrido, with three under par, are the two best, although they are still lacking 15 and 16 holes to complete.

Argentina formalized its team for the final

The Argentine Davis Cup, Modesto "Tito" Vazquez, made official on Friday in Argentina team that will travel to Seville to be measured to Spain in the final which takes place from 2 to 4 December at the Olympic Stadium of La Cartuja . Among the six names (Juan Martin del Potro, David Nalbandian, Juan Monaco, Juan Ignacio Chela, Eduardo Schwank, Facundo Bagnis) seem fixed the first three, playing the remaining seat between the two following and practicing 'sparring' last.

As if it were a chess match, Tito Vazquez plays absent-mindedness from the start. He knows no other if you want to surprise a Spain team that has well defined and has the band of choice. The Argentina captain already has full strength except with Nalbandian, who is day-in Unquillo, but plans to join the group in the coming days. "Your doctor is Spanish, so they will know better how it is. He stood 18 days by a tear, trained very well, completed with a sore left hand, but it's nothing serious," said the captain albiceleste that looks forward to a group who dreams of making it 'macho' in Seville. "If we are at least 1-1 after the first day we are with 'chance' to win," he said when asked to reel off the tie. "The doubles is very important, but all points are. If you start wrong, you're out of the Cup," he adds.

The pools being considered are several. Del Potro and Nalbandian for individuals and the other two components for the doubles, to go down to David's first days to use in the doubles, that these two players play all the points ... "Nothing is ruled out," Vazquez elusive. "Up to one hour before the draw will not know the four who will play," he adds.

Federer will be absent from Dubai and Monte Carlo in 2012

Roger Federer will culminate in the 2011 season contesting the Masters Cup in London, where defending champion and third place world ranking. However, this Friday has been released by the Swiss calendar for next year, which highlights the absence of Dubai and Monte Carlo.

After playing the Abu Dhabi exhibition with Rafael Nadal or Novak Djokovic among others, Roger Federer will kick the official season in Doha, the only warm-up tournament before the Open de Australia. After playing in Melbourne, Federer play in Dubai dispensed, an event he has played so often since 2002-with the exception of the editions of 2009 and 2010 - and city has scheduled a second home. UAE reschedule the Rotterdam tournament, a tournament that has not played since 2005, in anticipation of the first 1,000 of the season Masters in Indian Wells and Miami.

Federer reduced to a minimum your calendar on clay, surface that is absent from only playing in Monte Carlo Masters 1000-not required-to participate in Madrid, Rome and Roland Garros. Then will jump to the grass, being seen again in Halle and Wimbledon, besides the addition of the Olympic Games in 2012 will be held in the premises of the All England Club.

In the last third of the season, Roger played the Masters 1000 in Toronto and Cincinnati before playing at the U.S. Open Grand Slam last season. Then, Shanghai, Basel, Paris and London Masters Cup will culminate the season.

Nadal: "Nobody is perfect forever"

Rafael Nadal faces starting Sunday in the Masters Cup final stretch of a season as very good, but it has been a great wear, why what is left of the tracks for a few days before appearing in London.

"I felt I needed a little train stop, recover physically and mentally, and I did. The season has been very long," the number 2 in the ATP rankings. The hardcourt tournament on each year brings together the eight best players in the world is the penultimate big event of 2011 for the Spanish, 25, also to be in the Davis Cup final in December will face Spain and Argentina in Seville, to end a season that has been very long. "This is the seventh year that I am among the first in the world, without lowering almost at any time, and we are years to be with the head to one hundred percent all the time. It takes a mental wear, especially with how long it is the season, "said Nadal.

Spanish has played this year, three Grand Slam finals, of which he won at Roland Garros and lost the other two, Wimbledon and U.S. Open, both against Serbian Novak Djokovic, who took the world number one in the grass London. "It was the perfect year, but very good. We must not dramatize.'m Number two and the season has gone very well, but perhaps, at times, I've missed a bit. It can be mental fatigue," Nadal said. To get rid of fatigue, the player spent two days with his family at the theme park Disneyland Paris to return to being "rested" and faced with the greatest "illusion" one of the few competitions that still is not on his resume.

Last year, Nadal lost the final of the Masters against Swiss Roger Federer, the time that has been closer to become a tournament played on indoor hard surface, conditions "somewhat less favorable" to the Mallorcan tennis player for his rivals. The team to beat this year is Djokovic, world number one, who this season "has given the impression of being unbeatable," admitted Nadal. "Nobody is ever perfect. Neither Federer or Djokovic will play seven years at the same level. Federer did things that seemed impossible but sooner or later we all end up going down," said Spanish.

The world No. 2 said that the defeat against Serbia in the Wimbledon final was one of the hardest moments of the season, a trance from which flow "touched and tired." Nadal, however, draws some lessons from a tough year: "That was a good loser and I knew it. That could continue to endure despite the defeats as well. So I did. Maybe I believe has been lacking a bit, go a little beyond, "tested the player.

Seeking the smartest in the class

Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Andy Murray, David Ferrer, Jo-Wilfred Tsonga, Tomas Berdych and Mardy Fish are the eight best players of the moment and players who aspire to be crowned as' master 'in the' Barclays ATP World Tour Finals' which takes place from 20 to 27 November at the O2 in London. The course ends tennis and deposits of the best players are full of cracks and hardly any fuel. But a last effort well worth it. Not because of the four million euros in prize money is distributed, but the category of an event that only Roger Federer (2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2010) and Novak Djokovic (2008) know how to win in the audience in this issue. The Swiss and Serbian are the very men who are the favorites for victory in the major bookmakers.

Novak Djokovic is the delegate of the class, a leader who has earned the band's No. 1 in a season for framing. Djokovic, who accumulates ten titles on the payroll, in London for the icing to a cake tasting that takes time. He knows that his physique is the limit (it takes time with his ailing right shoulder) and is eager for vacation to relax. Even that whatever you do in this final their final grade will be outstanding. But his hunger for continued growth led him to search the gala capital excellence, honors, praise from public and experts in the field. It has gone from being the 'funny in class' to be the true benchmark. 'Nole' debut will be the last. Will (Monday, 21.00) to Tomas Berdych , the rebel of a classroom in which he has managed to consolidate. The Czech resumed a desk in London after last year was fired with just one win in the 'Round Robin'. Unpredictable as few attempt to offer their best performance yet knowing the difficulty of the undertaking.

Andy Murray and David Ferrer completed the Group A. The Scot's favorite class to an English public is still waiting and demanding as much as a player who still progressing, we need to take the big leap. Notable is the boy. After a grand finale of course, intractable on the Asian Tour, winning three of the five titles this year has added to his report card. Murray looks to bounce on a date you have already played four times, two of them reaching the semifinals. His first opponent at the O2 will Ferrer (Monday, 15.00), perhaps the most timid of the class. His humility is transformed when he jumps to the mat, where he becomes a gladiator whose physical background seems to be endless.

Roger Federer is the class nerd. It is, of those present, who has won more times this tournament, which defends rod and hence the third step of the ranking. It comes from raising the scepter of Basel and Paris, demotrando the best version of his tennis, envied physique, confidence and the demand exquisite be felt. It is used to complete a course without great notes, a result that could get triunfanfo in London. The manager of Basiela will open fire (Sunday, 15.00). He will face Jo-Wilfried Tsonga , a student with a facade of rebel, but to win both the treatment and seeing him play. The Le Mans, which runs through the prime of his career as a regular game and only has experience in this quote from your participation in 2008, even in Shanghai, where his performance was more discreet.

Rafael Nadal and Mardy Fish complete Group B. Spanish is the class applied. Despite seeing as the course has lost its status as number 1 and losing in six finals before his 'coco' Djokovic, Rafa has not lost hope to continue improving. It is the player with most games this season behind him, but the entity of the event will drive by pushing the elbows penultimate time (after you have left the Davis Cup final). It is a tournament that has never won, last year was at the gates to give in the final, and although it has stated that it takes a season for the academic year to come, will certainly try to give the best of himself. His first opponent (Sunday, 21.00) will be Fish, the new, a player who gets depleted physically, but with the hope of getting noticed.

Wade looks to Europe and in Germany during negotiations

Dwyane Wade has asked his agent to listen to offers from the foreign representative has confirmed that Kevin Durant has opened negotiations with the BBC Bayreuth Germany. These two NBA superstars could follow in the footsteps of Tiago Splitter, who has signed for Valencia Basket, Aaron Brooks, who leaves one years the Chinese Guandong two million dollars, and Omri Casspi, who has announced his signing by Maccabi Tel Aviv in January if the lockout continues.

"I told my agent to take a look at what it is. It's time. There is an option that no season and we have to see what the possibilities because I want to play basketball at a competitive level this season. Now I I lost a year of basketball in my life and do not want that to happen again because I have many years of basketball, "said Dwyane Wade.

On the other hand, Aaron Goodwin has confirmed they are negotiating with the German team but has denied that the deal is to close imminently as suggested by the Bayreuth general manager, Uli Eichbau in spox: "We are finalizing the agreement and I am optimistic, do not look bad "

Jose Manuel Calderon 'rule' for Real Madrid

José Manuel Calderón attended the inauguration of the first Li-Ning store in Spain, where he spent over an hour to sign autographs. The Raptors player was skeptical about the possible arrival of great NBA players to Europe, believing that it will be difficult for all teams are hollow and can pay big American stars: "It would be nice to see NBA players in Spain but it is true that economic hardship is important. It is not easy, not everyone will be able to come to Spain or Europe. Those who come will have to adapt is not easy, it's like when we go to the NBA. "

When asked about the possible interest from Real Madrid, Calder 'ruled' the white team, "Real Madrid need bases?, I think we have two great player in that position and the truth is not an option because we have not handled no. Sergio Llull and are good players. They are playing well. "

The Extremadura recognized that thinks of his future if there is no season, but currently no plans to sign for any team: "You have to go looking at options but I am calm. Timeless come is something that I do not want much. "

Calderon does not care about that, because of a mass influx in the coming days, had no hole in Europe if the season is canceled, "One team will be. I do not care. We'll find something there. "

Unicaja and Paul Pierce want to CAI

Paul Pierce, MVP of the NBA Finals in 2008 against the Celtics and one of the biggest stars of the Celtics today, is in the orbit of Unicaja Malaga and Zaragoza CAI has been advanced by Paco Garcia Charity Radio Marca.

'The Truth', which has been one of the top leaders to dissolve the players' union and sue the owners for violating antitrust law, has expressed its agents desire to play overseas during the lockout and has been interested especially to play in Spain.

So, Unicaja and CAI Zaragoza were the first club to make a move facing the possible signing of Paul Pierce has a large contract with the Celtics (15.3 million this season, the next 16.8 million and 15 , 3 in 2013-14, according Hoopshype). The operation, of course, would require a large safe in the event of possible injury.

China takes slice of the lockout and mounted their particular NBA

Aaron Brooks has become the latest NBA League anchor in China, which begins this weekend, to come to terms with the Guandong for a year and two million dollars. But it will almost certainly last. The Xinjiang Flying Tigers are also moving fast in the market to supply the injured Quincy Douby low and fixed in JJ Barea, the NBA champions with the Dallas Mavericks and Jamal Crawford.

The list of NBA players in China continues to increase gradually to await the arrival of a superstar. Although this will not be canceled until the NBA all season that the league and China, unlike other leagues do not allow NBA players include an exit clause if the lockout is resolved except for the players themselves as Chinese Yi Jianlian.

For now all NBA players that have come ashore in China are free agents and could have made a great play: high contracts have been signed, the season ends in March and could return to the NBA to play in the playoffs if the lockout is resolved .

Thus, China, with over 300 million basketball fans, rubs his hands with the lockout while still fattening the payroll of players that arrive in their league. Brooks played in the Guangdong Tigers with Yi Jianlian (free agent from the Wizards), Lester Hudson (who played for Washington in 2010-11) and former NBA Fred Jones.

There will be measured from the three former Nuggets Kenyon Martin (Xinjiang Flying Tigers), Wilson Chandler (who joined Zhejiang Guangsha and three million dollars), JR Smith (Zhejiang Lions), Stephon Marbury (as with the Shougang Beijing Ducks play their third season in China), Dan Gadzuric (Jiangsu Nets), Josh Powell (Liaoning Panpan Atlanta), Randolph Morris (former Knicks and Hawks) and Luther Head, Kings basis of which this week signed to Jiangsu Nangang Dragons of.

The following give the jump in China could be Rodney Stuckey (Pistons), Shane Battier (Grizzlies free agent) or Delonte West.

Suzuki World Cup is withdrawn at least until 2014

Suzuki said in a statement its decision to withdraw temporarily from the MotoGP World Championship. "This suspension of sporting activity is given by a number of circumstances such as prolonged recession in economic issues, the historical appreciation of the yen and also by natural disasters, in allusion to the earthquake and tsunami that struck the eastern part of Japan - "said the note.

In the same text states that "Suzuki has one eye on his return to MotoGP in 2014 with a new machine developed specifically for the sport."

"Suzuki will continue its activity in other specialties like motocross motorcycles and supporting sprint series with bikes to get approvals FIM (International Motorcycling Federation) and the manufacturers of equipment for the competition," adds the note issued.

De la Rosa: "Alonso was one of his best seasons"

Pedro de la Rosa said, during a ceremony attended in Madrid, Fernando Alonso became "one of his best seasons," and if I had to choose it was "with some of its outlets, such as Monza and Barcelona."

"Fernando has taken advantage of the opportunities I had and one of the most consistent with the pace and that, among other great qualities, has allowed him to achieve the results he has achieved," said Pedro de la Rosa at an event his followers in a karting track in the suburb of Arroyomolinos.

However, McLaren test driver noted that "should not detract from Vettel has shown that besides having the best car is a great driver and deserves the utmost respect." "We must be aware, in general, that the strongest teams are always going to be able to squeeze over the rules of the championship and Ferrari and Mercedes are also very strong teams and hope that you can fight them from the start of next season . In the end, good teams will be those who are ahead in 2012, "said Pedro de la Rosa.

"Now that we have to finish the season as usual to start work next year and I can not hide that it is always my dream to compete again, but be clear that I am a test pilot and in this way each year passes the same, but it is so, "he said with a certain conformism McLaren driver.

At one point there were also rumors bring up a possible return of Kimi Raikkonen at the hands of Williams, so he said that "although they are just rumors, it would be good news." "I know enough to Raikkonen and is a talented driver, of which more," he said.

Renault recognizes contacts with Raikkonen

Eric Boullier, Renault team principal, acknowledged contacts to recruit Kimi Raikkonen, who has expressed interest in returning to Formula 1 after two years contesting the World Rally Championship.

Raikkonen said recently that "anything" is possible, but still "there was nothing decided," because it also has acknowledged contacts with Williams. "There are many different options and of course lots of speculation," he said.

Boullier has acknowledged in an interview to '' contacts with Finland. "There has been contact with his manager. I have explained what we want for next season," reveals the head of Renault, a team whose driver pairing seems more unstable since, among other things, have the "moral obligation give a chance "to Robert Kubica.

"I'm waiting to talk to him to see how it feels and I need your commitment. We also need a recovery plan if your not going as planned because we will not penalize the team. It was he who got me in trouble and if you can not return it to me has to say. We have to be stupid, we need a plan, "he reiterated Boullier.

Merhi touches the pole in Macao

Despite the sanctions received on Thursday , Roberto Merhi was not influenced by it and shone again in practice Macao Grand Prix. This time it was the fastest, but if I placed second behind Germany's Marco Wittmann. Still, have to leave eighth by such penalties.

Merhi had a nice fight with Wittmann to know who would be faster. The Spanish came to rob the place to Germanic, but he saved the best for his final lap to steal the pole position by just 64 thousandths.

Still, with options Merhi is triumph. "I want to finish this race, after the accident last year (which forced him to retire), and I want to win. I think we have potential, the team has done a good job and I have great confidence. We are fast whatever the conditions," Castellon said the pilot.

"It was a difficult weekend for me," the pilot said Prema. "Because of the accident had a penalty Rosenqvist seven positions. Then, this morning I had an accident Friday in San Francisco, and because of that accident I have not pushed very hard in this corner going to care at all times," he confessed.

Many penalties
Nine drivers received penalties for various infractions. Therefore, Merhi, who had a double penalty of seven positions plus three will not go so late. Nor was spared another Spanish sanctions, Daniel Juncadella, which will start in eleventh place, while Carlos Sainz, Jr., in his first experience in F3, will nineteenth.

Marquez is not yet clear

Several years ago, Marc Marquez had an accident in the CEV. Head injury, less severe than that endured for nearly a month at the Sepang circuit, resulted in a slight diplopia-double vision-compression of the eye muscles. But then the recovery was very fast. In just four days his eyes could focus easily to any point.

On October 21, in Malaysia, Marc suffered another episode of diplopia, the much more acute after the Suter dismounted it because of a water stain on the asphalt during the first free practice on Friday. Hitting the firm was more dramatic. As a result of the incident, Marquez suffered dizziness and an appreciable loss of vision in the left eye. He could not run. Again, Valencia. The World fell almost without intending Stefan Bradl.

In Barcelona, ​​Marc was in the hands of specialists. And the first diagnosis was familiar: "periorbital edema with vertical diplopia result and sequential." The medical statement ruled out any other injuries. The experts tried to minimize the effects of visual distortion-even steroid medications. but reached a point of no return. "It takes patience, little more can be done. It seems that his vision will be," said Xavier Mir at Valencia, an orthopedic surgeon in confidence was always close to the pilot.

But 28 days later the little nightmare continues. Marquez lost the first test of 2012. Also closed this Friday at Valencia. And it is serious doubt for those who had planned at Jerez next week Alzamora's team. "You can not be ruled out, but Marc is doubt," Emilio told this newspaper, which, however, relies on a speedy recovery.

Marquez is constantly being evaluated by Dr. Jordi Crease, an eminent neuro who works in the Catalan Institute of Retina. He is optimistic about its evolution and on Thursday submitted to pilot test a new prism glasses that correct the double vision to determine improvement of eye injury. "Between 1 and 15 brands already in the Grade 2, which is important because it has improved a lot," Alzamora said.

There is no treatment other than tranquility. "Marc is very positive and very lively," Mir said after talks with him. Especially since the front is almost perfect vision and diplopia shall-not be estimated how long. According to Dr. Crease there will be no consequences or require intervention.

Recto sees almost 100%
Alzamora is not worried. The signals from both the physicians caring for Marquez as the evolution of the pilot invite you to be optimistic. "The recovery is slower than expected but has a vision of almost 100% when looking straight ahead. When you look to the left still has something, but has improved greatly in recent days and all you have to have is patience" says Alzamora, which relies on the full recovery in the coming weeks.

Messi did not want to skip class

Neither the fatigue accumulated by their international frantic month or subtracted to the Club World Cup and the match against Milan in the Champions League or injuries suffered by some members of staff must be excuses for Barcelona against Real Zaragoza. The Catalans can not return to league after failing to stay three points behind Real Madrid and hands will struggle to pay for not paying the bill.

The guys arrive at the Camp Nou Aguirre winless away from home this season and with some numbers against the Catalans do not leave them in a very good place because they have only won twice, Guardiola has always won the hands, Messi has 13 of the 14 goals at home this season and measured the team that lost balls, Zaragoza, with the least, Barça.

Before you roll ball, the center of attraction will be the question on the participation of Messi. The Argentine is ambitious and wants to play and even Guardiola said that La Pulga trained normally, the coaching staff may choose to give a break to see what lies ahead in the next 30 days.

Be the star of the Albiceleste or not, the fact is that Pep Basin will continue to rely on the end. The youth continues to benefit from the lack of a Peter who could enter the call after passing his physical problems.

What might be very different from the norm is the center of the local countryside. Busquets will be the benchmark and the squire midfielder Thiago and Keita, who act behind the trident attack.

He who has not walked with secrets is Javier Aguirre. The Basque unveiled the starting lineup that seeks to give the surprise at the Nou Camp, or at least not suffer too much on stage too hostile for them.

Roberto will continue in goal, Juarez, Mateos, Lanzaro and walls form the defensive line after returning Da Silva played the game with Paraguay, Ponzio and Meira have the complicated task of stopping the movement of the ball culé and Barrera, Luis Garcia and Juan Carlos should be used to feed full of balls at the Helder Postiga.

While the locals are three points behind Madrid, measured at the conclusion of the meeting at Valencia, Zaragoza also played his own, because a defeat could lead them to the relegation zone. Right now, one point separates them from the hot zone of the table.

A fight for Gaulish

Rami Benzema and maintain an excellent relationship by concentrating on sharing with the French. Indeed, they have been together this past week and have had time to talk about the Valencia-Real Madrid on Saturday. Benzema returns to Mestalla, a field that is not given anything wrong. In its first year gave two assists to Higuain, the best match with Pellegrini. And in the win last year was somewhat of six of his team.

Madrid striker knows that this year his friend Rami will not be so easy. "Adil is a good friend off the field, but inside is very strong, very hard to beat. Little by little is being integrated into the selection. He likes to joke and we talked about the game. But give me war depends on the game . I'll try. "

Benzema is in a state dramatically with 6 league goals in 479 minutes spread over 9 games. It is not surprising that Rami rather not have in front of his compatriot: "I prefer face to Higuain. I know a while Karim and me is one of the best strikers in the world.'s Very smart, and in front of the goal is very effective also. Higuain is a good striker, but I prefer not to face Benzema. "

Messi-Neymar, mourning star for the best goal of the year

Lionel Messi's goal against Arsenal in the second leg of the knockout stages of the Champions League (3-1) is among the ten candidates for appointment to the 'FIFA Puskás Award' at the best of the year, be awarded for the third time during the 'Golden Ball Gala' in Zurich. Vote for who you consider the goal of the year .

Moreover, among the nominees features a Brazilian Neymar both Flamengo Chilean superb Wayne Rooney in the Manchester derby, a Swede Zlatan Ibrahimovic goal for AC Milan to Lecce, or that Dejan Stankovic (Inter Milan) will endorsed by Schalke 04 in the first leg of the quarterfinals of the Champions League last.

The other five candidates for the prize are the Belgian Ceulaer Benjamin, Mexican Giovani Dos Santos and Julio Gomez, Lisandro Lopez and U.S. player Heather O'Reilly.

Now, the fans, through " 'and' ' able to choose their preferred until December 5 , at which three finalists will be announced and will start the second round, ending on September January.

Guardiola: "Do you want Messi does not play?"

A Pep Guardiola was asked again and again if you think that Leo Messi should rest against Zaragoza: "Do you want Messi does not play?" He replied to reporters after making it clear that "is able to play 90 minutes" .

He would not clarify whether Leo Messi will start against Real Zaragoza, but made clear that the decision is yours and not the player: "That play or not I decide. The coach called and decide from there depending on what you feel. Messi is ready to play and hold for 90 minutes. "

Barca coach added: "It is true that like to participate. In his life he filled the game. It has a very quiet life and family. Football is what fills. It is able. Tomorrow we will see the team do. I have some doubt that I will draw players in terms of what I expect from Zaragoza. "

Guardiola spoke about the Barca youth policy and Madrid. "Madrid is a competitive team and always will be. We have shorter templates and we have to rely on our homegrown. Basin has provided a good response and is because he has won."

About "The difference is seven or eight hours. It is best to arrive before. When we say we will. Depends on the TV," he replies Classic on schedule and the trip to Japan.

Ambush in hostile territory

Any past was better. Win a Cup, offering a striking recital with a 3-6 offensive ... are recent memories that Madrid want to revive in his visit to Mestalla. However, the observed che consciousness this week, it seems that Valencia prepares a real trap in the city of Valencia. A decisive battle in which Mou team will extinguish the flame of vengeance. The first test for the best version merengue.

Emery, soldier, Manuel Llorente and other players in the Valencian team have demonstrated the awareness that exists for the game against the leader throughout the week. Pressure, aggression, strength and character are key elements of this sport than obvious in Valencia last visit to Mestalla white. Now, all calls to these values ​​ché as unquestionable arguments Mourinho cause the bite the dust.

They will need that and something else to do against the best Madrid since Mourinho takes the bench merengue. A scoring machine, in evident progress in terms of aesthetics in his game and with justified confidence in numbers that scare anyone. What's more, go to Mestalla for whites has become, in recent times, a journey of pleasure and debauchery.

But this time the forecasts are not talking about a sunny day and calm at the White House. The forecast points to a stormy night with the highly charged atmosphere. It's time to check the strength of merengue umbrella , used to dealing with small showers in the first third of the championship.

Without Kaka and Marcelo Carvalho but Cristiano Ronaldo and available - does anyone doubt that the Portuguese play? - Mourinho arises Benzema and Higuain put in up front. This situation certainly not the first time that there would be at the Mestalla.

Aduriz or Jonas
Doubts on the front will also Emery, still not clear who will join Soldier in attack if Aduriz or Jonas. With the absence of Banega, Canales, Ricardo Maduro and Costa, Valencia coach to give the compass ché Tino Costa and security by binomial Alba left wing Mathieu, resource always used in big games.

It will be the perfect thermometer to measure the temperature of the Valencia, determined to become a real alternative to the two large, and the right bar to check the actual ability to jump all white, far enough to overcome any obstacle. While all, so far, with a height below the Mestalla.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Portugal beats Spain in the first of three friendlies

The Spanish men's volleyball team defeated 3-2 today in Guadalajara to Portugal in the first of three friendly that both teams play each day in Guadalajara.

Fernando Muñoz's team came from two sets against for the win by 23-25, 17-25, 25-18, 25-20 and 15-10.

These parties are preparatory to the next qualifying tournament for the Olympic qualifiers to be held next week in Slovakia.

Spain and Portugal to see their faces again twice more in the Living Waters Multipurpose Guadalajara at 18:30 am and Saturday at noon.

Nadal: "My season has been very good"

Rafael Nadal arrived on Wednesday in London, which will debut next Sunday at the Masters Cup, an event still absent from his lofty achievements. Whatever happens on English soil, the Spaniard believes that his season has been good, although he notes that knows where to raise their level to improve next year. Djokovic? A further challenge.

After three weeks of vacation, Rafa will return to the circuit at the Masters Cup which begins next Sunday. A time that the Spaniard has been used to oxygenate and train. "I have worked as a physical training aspects of the game, something I can do almost never by the calendar that we have the players," said world number 2, which seems to have shelved the shoulder problem that forced him to lessen the pace of preparation. "I've been training three days normally," said Rafa 'Radiogaceta of Sports' for RNE.

On the appointment of 'masters' Nadal said "we can not choose to have a good draw when they are the best in the world. Federer is playing phenomenal and has won the last two tournaments, Tsonga had a good end of year, and Fish , perhaps with some inconvenience, we will see as it comes. Start with one win (against American debut Rafa) is vital. " For the rest of rivals for the other group, Rafa said: "Murray comes very well to this appointment, Djokovic pulls some discomfort but has gained confidence throughout the year and is played on a surface that is right, and David has been very consistent all year. is the number 5 in the world because it has physical qualities and exceptional tennis. " Despite the proximity to the Davis Cup final, Rafa does not think that could affect their performance. "With a week of preparation is enough to make the switch to clay," he says.

Djokovic is a challenge, not an obsession
is 'wetting' when talking about how overloaded schedule. "We are the only sport we're forced to play from January 1 to December 5. Or are we together or you can not change the situation. The changes are needed. Is a 'lockout'? The situation is now living the NBA is not obviously positive and is a last resort and not think it will ever reach the courts because it does not interest any of the stakeholders. We are doomed to understand. In any negotiation can not leave everyone happy, but we must try to out at least unhappy as possible, "he says.

On his great 'coco' Djokovic, Rafa is believed that only by his great season felicilitarle and try to work to win. "The only important thing is to work and continue the illusion of always. I know more medicine than work, and overcoming illusion. I've always worked for me and the goal is to find a better level. Nor am I obsessed with it because I can just go months without that we turn to face. And he's not my only rival, I have many. Be prepared to find solutions to a team that plays as good as him, "he says.

On his relationship with his uncle and coach Toni Nadal said: "I find it hard to imagine a tennis court without him. Our relationship is excellent. Are you training for life? If he wants to, sure. But he has three children and depends on what he wants. I believe in him because all the players who have had problems in my career I been worked out. " On his 2011 season, cataloged as "very good" and "very fair" and noted that in the face of 2012 should "be stronger mentally, especially in some moments."

Nowitzki does not think about playing in Europe at the moment

Dirk Nowitzki, MVP of the NBA Finals past, is one player that has rung to cross the pond for the 'lockout', however, his coach has confirmed that the power forward still do not think that option: "This week we're going back to work, because Dirk has not touched a ball from the Eurobasket. He has not thought of anything specific about playing in Europe," said Holger Geschwindner.

Personal trainer Dallas player placed special emphasis on the fitness of Dirk: "It is out of form, we will work hard the next two weeks, but if he were playing somewhere you would for the entire season."

Holger is optimistic about the lockout, and relies on a solution that let his ward in the best league in the world: "There is still a small chance to progress in the negotiations. If not, we must find an alternative solution," he said.

Bradl run in MotoGP with Team Honda LCR

Until now it was just a rumor with some weight. It has now been confirmed. Stefan Bradl will run next season in MotoGP. The Moto2 World Champion, after the two tests conducted last week in Valencia has been hired by Lucio Cecchinello-two-year contract to compete in 2012 among the greats of the category with an LCR Honda.

Riding a Honda RC213V Bradl the image at the start of the year, the official Honda of Pedrosa and Stoner, Honda Gresini, or to be Baptist. A strong team to defend the championship won by Stoner and Honda.

"Together with Honda riders have considered different future and Stefan was one of the strong candidates. After the Valencia test were very impressed by its potential and determination. He's young and fast and it's Moto2 champion, so we believe we can grow together in the next two years. Already known today his technical team and I am happy to give you a warm welcome to Team LCR "

The pilot, who said after Cheste and that he intended to jump to MotoGP, is exultant. "This is fantastic, a dream come true. The tried the RC212V in Valencia, I realized that the team was very professional and very well organized so I'm sure I will give maximum support. It's great debut in MotoGP RC213V with so I can not wait to debut, "said the German.

Joan Piqué: "Shakira as much as we love you Gerard"

The writer and entrepreneur Joan Piqué, father of the Barcelona player Gerard Pique, had his first novel 'Two Lives', among a great expectation by the presence of Barca defense and his current partner, the Colombian singer Shakira.

A trip from the Catalan engineer United States with his family, where they suffer an accident that will turn his life, the novel portrays the billionaire opaque strings that move the business at the top, a fast-paced world full of abuse, where nothing is as it seems.

The presentation exceeded all expectations, leaving the small hall of the House of Books in the heart of Barcelona.

Especially in the presence of Gerard Piqué, son of writer and Barcelona defender, as well as your partner, Shakira, and two of his fellow Barca first team, Cesc Fabregas and captain Carles Puyol.

Representatives have also approached the club, including Toni Freixa and Manel Estiarte, the wife of the president of the Generalitat of Catalonia, Helena Rakosnik, and family and friends of Joan Piqué.

"I know who I am and where I come," said the writer, who devoted his literary debut especially his late father, who died "when Gerard (Pique) began to emerge in football, and I know very bad," on Shakira adding that "we love you as much as Gerard."

The book, which is already one of the best-selling fiction novels in Catalonia has been introduced by journalist Joan Basta ", recalling that it had not been for the help of the Barca defense for publishing the book," we would not have been lucky enough to enjoy it now. "

"Over time Abidal is increasingly away from Barça"

The player's agent Eric Abidal delBarcelona, ​​David Venditelli, stated on Thursday that his client wants to stay at Barcelona, ​​but regretted that negotiations for the renewal will be extending more than desired, so that every time "increases the risk "that the French do not like Barca.

"We have very good relations with the club, but we have not yet found the solution to extend the contract. It is true that as time goes by increases the risk that next year is far from Barcelona, ​​Abidal," he said in a statement to COM Radio. In this regard, agreed to have rejected the latest offer from the club because he rejected Abidal's final wish, which is nothing to see him rewarded for his attitude and effort in recent years as the Blaugrana. So, do not want a bonus for games played.

"We want a permanent contract without variables. Not so much an economic issue, but rather a problem of recognition and confidence in Abidal. Although they have behaved in an exceptional way with us, we are entitled to have our ambitions and wishes for the new contract" he said.

And is that Venditelli believes that the French international has already made "concessions" and hopes that now is the club who also do. "There are two points to fix, all the duration and economic issue. In early December we have another meeting, and Abidal wants to stay in the club, you want to retire here. It is your desire," he added. Therefore, they have not listened to the teams that have called their doors. "We have received calls from more than one club interested in Abidal, but out of respect Barca have not heard any offer," he said.

The men are opting for Messi, women Nadal

The footballer Leo Messi and tennis player Rafa Nadal is the first sports characters from a list that the vast majority of Spanish associated with happiness and which are also Cristiano Ronaldo, Pep Guardiola, Iker Casillas, Andres Iniesta, Pau Gasol, Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso.

One of the highlights of the survey data on happiness is marked by the fact that men are the ones that put Messi in the first place, while women opt for Nadal, according to results of analysis by the Institute Coca Tail of Happiness.

As Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo is associated with happiness for most men, while women also prefer the likes of the singer Shakira, but all agree on what is happiness to associate with sports news, behind announcement of the "termination" of the violence of the terrorist group ETA.

Albiol: "We show the team that gives"

Raul Albiol starred in the interview that airs Thursday Real Madrid TV. The game highlights the international headquarters is deploying all white: "We are the team that gives sight. It looks like people enjoy every game. This year we are better, we have improved many aspects. We can give much performance and achieve our objectives . We are in the right direction. "

The Valencian stressed the virtues of his team: "In a few touches the team is able to score and create chances. That's what people want, we attack and play the attack. We are the team more vertical the world."

Albiol Mestalla live in a very special day. "I am Valencian and I grew up in that school. In recent years we have been given and hopefully it will repeat on Saturday. They managed to win a Cup many years ago did not win, against a great opponent like Barcelona."

He highlighted the key issues that the team should deploy in Valencia to take all three points: "We are more compact and strong. In defense and attack. We have improved many aspects. Also in mentality. The team knows that last year we lost important points in the league and this year will not be repeated. "

Despite not starting, praised Mourinho: "We have been winning character, mentality, strength, stretched to the limit and know that you can not relax for a minute. If it yields other is charged batteries. It makes the employees are prepared, all at a good level. We knew the great coach who is but every day it shows more. Hopefully this year we get the titles we want. "

Assaulted at gunpoint to player Juan Francisco

Third baseman Juan Francisco was assaulted at gunpoint early Wednesday, said the general manager Fernando Ravelo Licey Tigers. He said the robbers intercepted Francisco when he stopped to eat in Villa Altagracia, about 60 miles north of the capital, and stole a watch, chain and money. "John lives in an apartment here in the capital, but last night after the game would go to visit her parents who live in Bonao and was assaulted at gunpoint, but was not injured, "Ravelo said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press.

Francis, 24, played 31 games with the Cincinnati Reds last season in the majors. He batted .258 with three homers and 15 RBIs. In the Dominican ball, where he won two MVP awards, played his first season with the Licey, after arriving in a trade from the Giants of the Cibao. 's case Francisco is the latest violence against Caribbean baseball players in the offseason baseball in the majors. Last week, the recipient of the Washington Nationals, Wilson Ramos, was kidnapped in Venezuela and rescued unharmed after 51 hours of captivity. Violence is one of the problems of greatest concern to the Dominican population, according to the latest Gallup Poll.

225 kilos of cocaine are the property of Ivan Calderon

Federal authorities in Puerto Rico seized more than four million dollars in cocaine in a house owned by boxer Ivan Calderon . The spokeswoman for the U.S. drug agency, Laila Rico, said they found 225 kilos of cocaine in a raid on a house in the coastal town of Humacao. Calderon issued a statement Wednesday on the WAPA to channel that denies any knowledge of the drug. The boxer said the house is one of several investment properties is, and he had no knowledge of illegal activities at the site. The house was raided this week after the arrest of a suspected drug trafficker was charged Puerto Rican cocaine trafficking in Miami United States through the Dominican Republic.

Phelps: "I found a way to make swimming fun"

Michael Phelps said he had found the "inspiration" to try to continue his successful career in London in 2012, but said he is not sure about how it would achieve a new Olympic goal.

U.S. swimmer said "I enjoy what I do now and how it should be. I do not know how will achieve a new goal, but nobody forces me to train or compete. I found, again, how to make swimming fun , and I will not give up."

For a man who has achieved what seemed impossible, with an unprecedented eight gold medals in Beijing, after a strenuous workout, it seems difficult to find an attainable goal, especially when according to the medal itself, is not at "100 percent, "who notes that" for me to be able to do something, you can only give 100 percent, and in recent years, I have to admit I have not given and this has been noticed in my results. "

Still, Phelps continues to set many "targets" for continued success, destacanso that "I have many goals I want to accomplish, I look at this as eight months of hard work. Swim 70 miles a week, I'll have the rest of my life to continue vacations, travel the world, have fun and do what he wants. "

Carlos Moya: "I do not miss the competition"

Carlos Moya, who last year announced his retirement from top-level competition, said he always wanted to stay involved in tennis career after his retirement, something that actually makes participating in the Senior Tour and teaching future promises, among other things .

The Spaniard admitted in an interview to 'Tie-Break' to Canal + Sport that his "girl" he "takes a long time" and "too busy". However, Moya was unable to open "a gym in Palma" and join the Senior Tour, a "parallel circuit of veteran players who play it have been number one, have won a Grand Slam or played matches in the Davis and have won. " The world's No. 1 Spanish first acknowledged that "there are many ways to stay involved" in this sport, as the 'Senior' tournament which "removes the worm from the competition. The last few years were very hard, with injuries, medical X-rays, operations, rehabilitation ... but what do you like playing tennis and I was offered the opportunity to meet with these familiar faces, legends of between 35 and 42 years. It is a way to return to play against them, I played the late 90's, "he said.

On the other hand, when asked about his childhood idol, the Spaniard did not hesitate: Stefan Edberg. "Elegant, volleying up a lot, had a brutal kind, was a tennis no longer exists", reflected on the Swedish tennis game, with which Moya faced "with a lot of nerves" in the "last year" Edberg .

Since last November 16, 2010, Moya announced his retirement, he has received many tributes which grateful. "We are grateful that when one is not above one to remember. It was hard to see moments of your career, but very rewarding," he reflected. Of all the received, the Spaniard admitted that "London was spectacular in the center court of the Master, with players waiting for the honor," where his "somewhat surprised" to see Federer so excited. "It was a special moment to see that almost all the players felt that moment," said Moya.

Another of its new facets came months after he left the circuit, when he received a call from Manolo Santana team to offer the post of co-director of the Madrid Masters, in close collaboration with Santana, something the world an accepted exnúmero willingly. "They contacted me to see if he could help out with the players. In Madrid I played well, and I wanted to see again all the players and be a familiar face to them and try to help," he said about his function in the tournament in Madrid. "I loved seeing the players, but I felt miss playing, I took enough of my withdrawal. Obviously, we miss a Grand Slam final, but it's hard to get there," he said about a possible 'homesickness 'to the competition.

Currently has an ongoing Moya Tennis Club, where the Spaniard admitted himself that he wanted "to be involved, not just be an image and not seen." "I've always wanted my name was attached to quality," said the Spaniard, now a professor of young promises that every day come to train the Social Club Santo Domingo. His new project to support the tennis base, can accommodate a "150 kids", open to all "levels and ages," from "kids of three years who have not played in his life, some who want to be professional" to " who teaches older people to improve their level. " Thus, Moya admitted that aims to "convey" their "experiences" personal. "I've always liked teaching, but had never practiced," he acknowledged. "I like the children's faces when you explain something," the tennis player.

Rafa, the suffering of a winner

"A well written life is almost as rare as a life well lived." It is severe this statement of the historian Thomas Carlyle . Severe and inaccurate if the players are Rafael Nadal and John Carlin . Maybe if Rafa is unique, but its extreme simplicity, sincerity and pride attached to the pen of the journalist and writer who recently put to paper the life, work and times of Nelson Mandela have led to an essential work for the shelves of the tennis fans and sports in general.

Rafa, my story 'allows us to get into the mindset of a champion and accompanied by the most significant events of his short but intense life. Knowing the intricacies of the costumes for Wimbledon, the Spaniard food tastes (does not like ham!) Or intimate relationship with their family and is now available to everyone. And I thank Carlin and the whole family Nadal, authentic emotional driving these 330 pages.

Like it or not sport. Admire or not Rafa Nadal, the book does not leave you indifferent. It hits in the first paragraphs read the following thought: "I know when I will finish my career is not a happy man and I want to make the most of the duration." In 25 years, having the certainty of future unhappiness must be extremely disturbing. Maybe that's why Rafa will take much juice to their daily lives, their coaches, tournaments dispute. Perhaps for this vital internalization of the culture of effort and overcoming ingrained by Toni, Rafa describes itself under rapidly methodical parameters: " I strive to become a tennis machine, but ultimately it is an endeavor impossible . I'm not a robot in tennis perfection is impossible and the challenge is to scale the summit of their own potential. " One day, as his career expires (hopefully many years from now) Nadal will realize that he could not find more ways to climb to the summit of his powers because he had reached the top. Because it exceeded to the limit. Because he won on surfaces that were vetoed. For physical impairments that would have exceeded the patience of any athlete. Because endlessly beat the greatest player of all time.

Despite the tax on Roger to provoke tears in his autobiography Nadal reflects a fervent admiration for the Swiss tennis player who comes to read as follows: "There seems born to play tennis. Their anatomy and physiology, their DNA, appear be fully adapted to the sport, become immune to injury than other mortals are doomed to suffer. " Its complex and intense relationship with Toni, his predictions about Djokovic Rafa or memories about the great games of his life are also no incentive to stop swallowing your pages.

Nadal, just 25 years and is considered by many (including me) the best Spanish sportsman in history. With him we have suffered livestock losses mourned and celebrated triumphs bitter epic. With him we have vibrated in Paris, London, Melbourne and New York. So let me leave I hope alienated neither Carlin nor the Spaniard. I think the book is poorly titled as 'Rafa, My Story'. Should be 'Rafa, Our Story'.

"Mandela and Nadal are connected by their discipline, ambition, rigor and energy"

Nadal's family came to the door of John Carlin to write the first biography of the world No. 2. In it, among the English journalist and tennis Balearic retrace the life of it, both on and off the track, highlighting memorable moments as the 2008 Wimbledon final, the achievement of 'Grand Slam', the importance of the Davis Cup or Rafa's addiction for olives.

He wrote a biography of Nelson Mandela and the other on Rafael Nadal. What parallels between these two figures?
There are more things that divide than unite them, but they are two globally known figures who have achieved excellence in their respective fields and have shown tremendous discipline, ambition, rigor and energy they have invested in achieving its objectives. In both books there is also a sports epic moment clearly highlighted that in the case of Rafa is the Wimbledon final in 2008 against Roger Federer. One can say that there are certain connections between these two characters.

He has been lucky enough to live with Rafa in the privacy of his family. What would you highlight from that experience?
I am aware that I have been privileged because I have opened the doors of his house, and they are people who value their privacy. I've spoken with his entire family (grandparents, uncles, father, mother, ...) and that has given me the opportunity to understand both the environment as Rafa himself. From him I am surprised that his personality off the court has little to do with Gladiator and tireless warrior you see when you are competing and displayed as a sensitive, respectful, polite and very sweet in his nature. There is a large contrast between the public figure and sportsman and he as a person.

Besides tennis, what other issues are addressed in these talks?
We talk about football! Rafa is a fan of football, but not only Real Madrid and the Spanish league, but who knows and is aware of the latest addition to the German League ... He may be in Australia, if there's an important game, gets up at 5.00 to see ...

It is noteworthy that account in the book that does not like ham ...
I always maintained that what united all the Spanish was the ham, but Rafa, a Spanish emblem and symbol, does not like nor the ham and the cheese. But I do not like olives. We have a story about when I was little and ate an amazing amount of olives was three days with a sore tummy. His addiction persists and whenever she can eat some olives.

At the enviable track record for Nadal is only by winning the Masters Cup, a milestone that could get this next week in London.
Rafa win every tournament raises that contention because it is a tremendously ambitious person at all times think about how to surpass himself and improved to achieve a higher level despite all that has won so far. I'm sure he would love to win the Masters Cup, but I do not have the enormous importance it had in days to win Wimbledon. I think it's the most glorious moment of his career.

Another notable moment was the 2004 Davis Cup, where Spain beat the U.S. with a Nadal who was the youngest of the group.
It is a very important moment because it is where released. Both Spain and is the world thought, 'Here is someone special. Megacrack Problem Child '. Rafa is special to play as a team because, in a sense, is a frustrated player. He played until he was 12 or 13 years on a computer in Manacor and it was very difficult to leave the team to devote himself exclusively to tennis. That victory over Roddick in Seville recalls with great happiness and pride.

Since taking off in the 2004, Nadal has had two big front rivals: Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic.
Rafa was clear several years ago that this duopoly was with Federer Djokovic was to incorporate sooner or later. Perhaps he lacked focus, find a stable environment like the Rafa himself, and now that I have reflected on their results. As for Roger, Rafa has great respect it recognizes its sublime natural talent. They are close friends, because that place Rafa has it reserved for people of Mallorca, but a relationship of great kindness. It's very nice that two players with a sports rivalry as hard as theirs are treated as courteous and respectful. They should learn about it in other sports.

One of the passages of the book discussed is the voltage observed between Rafa and his uncle and coach Toni. How would you define that relationship?
are two people who know intimately well be family, a very close and united family, who have been together in the world of tennis 21 years and under extraordinary pressure. Friction is normal, not one, not two, but it is stupid to think that in the context in which they work all is peace, love, laughter and joy. That said I think it depends on Toni Rafa because he brings a very productive competitive tension to reach the highest level. Rafa had not been the great champion that is if it were not for the figure of Toni.

After the success it is having this biography, is there a second part written by John Carlin?
We talked about this. I think Rafa will never do anything like this (publish a book written about her) until he retires, which hopefully will for many years. If the time comes and he proposed it, I would be delighted.

Jordan, the fallen idol of the "nuclear winter"

As in his return to the NBA with the Wizards when discussing whether the new but old Jordan could still play like the old but young Jordan of the Bulls, the emergence of MJ in the lockout has also caused a strong debate.

In the middle of negotiations indicated that many players could not accept an agreement down because they had to fight for the legacy that Michael Jordan, among others, had left them and their mission was to preserve it for the youth of tomorrow. Many players on the scene looking for the owner of Jordan saying that as a former player would understand better than anyone else's position players.

We all remember his famous "Mr. Abe Pollin see if your franchise fails to be profitable, sell 'lockout in 1998 as Reggie Miller recalled recently. In addition, there was another factor to think that MJ would intercede on behalf of the players but few of those present agreed: Michael Jordan himself, along with Pat Ewing, among others, had led an ephemeral lockout in 1995 championing the option of dissolution the union as has happened now. So MJ got over 200 signatures in favor of the dissolution of the union via 'decertification' (not 'disclaimer of interest ") signed the petition although the union finally accepted the new proposal from the NBA for six seasons.

What I did not expect the majority of the players was that player who had been revered for many years and that their rooms had chaired a poster were to lead the hardliners of the owners. MJ did not talk too much . These say that not even opened his mouth at the meeting with the players, precisely to avoid an awkward rebuke. Jordan knew he was waiting and the minimum they were going to drop this "look Mr. Jordan, as you once said Abe Pollin, sell the franchise if he is unable to make it profitable." The owner Jordan wore short during those meetings and made ​​a bend to the union as if it was Bryon Russell in the final 98. He did not open his mouth. But he told the other owners what they had to hear, offer a 50-50 in the BRI and do not move there.

He broke a myth for many. As with his return in 2001 with the Wizards, Abe Pollin, that against which he had loaded a couple of years before the meetings of the lockout and then hired him as general manager before re-dressing of player. The shock was such that some, like Stephon Marbury did not hesitate to lash out at his former idol ensuring that "sold us" , Klay Thompson has called "hypocritical" to MJ and others like Nick Young has called for a boycott of the Jordan product line look curiously some of the great NBA stars like Dwyane Wade, Carmelo Anthony and Chris Paul.

Now the big question is how will the image of Michael Jordan to the general public knowing that it has led the radical wing of the owners. Few have understood its turnaround from player to owner except Metta World Peace. Your legacy will be affected by this lockout?

Vergne makes hat-trick in Abu Dhabi

Jean-Eric Vergne returned to extend the run of Red Bull and dominated for the third consecutive day test young drivers in Abu Dhabi, which concluded at the Yas Marina circuit with a time closer to the pole of Sebastian Vettel of last Saturday.

The Frenchman signed a best lap of 1:38.917 in the morning round that left him nearly five-tenths of 1:38.481 with which the past world champion Saturday equaled the record of 'poles' of Nigel Mansell to finish first for the fourteenth time this year.

His time was stratospheric ozone and British rivals Sam Bird (Mercedes), which was testing components for 2012, was second to almost two seconds, while Jules Bianchi (Ferrari), second in the first two days of training, had to settle with the third.

Moreover, the Czech Jan Cherouz HRT changed by Renault and finished tenth, while the Spanish team Nathanael Berthon was twelfth after completing 51 laps in his first full day as a tester, and on Wednesday gave only nine laps of the tracing.

Messi, melted

The physical state in which he would Leo Messi to Barcelona in Barcelona very concerned. In fact, technicians are waiting for your arrival after a long journey to check their condition and seriously meditate and convince you that it is best to rest this Saturday against Zaragoza.

The player itself turned on the alarm when after the match played against Colombia said: "We ended up all dead." The hardness of the party, received a blow, the state of the pitch and, above all, high temperatures and high humidity can take its toll on the Argentine.

Also, add three key factors when assessing the physical conditions in which you can reach Barcelona: Messi played 90 minutes, the usual jet-lag cross the Atlantic and the conditions of the return trip.

Guardiola receive reports from Juanjo Brau, the trainer who always travels with the Argentine, and according to them and what to tell you what Messi will begin to appreciate against Zaragoza. Pep has to convince Leo, who wants to play everything, that it is best to rest and be ready for the important match against Milan.

Angel Torres: "There is no possibility that Guti come to Getafe"

The rumor that Guti would be of interest to Getafe for next winter signings market spread like wildfire during the Wednesday after the previous day rescind his contract with Besiktas.

The messages and information about his possible arrival at the club filled Mallard social networks. Some came to ensure that the contacts were accelerating, others spoke of meetings or that the agreement between the parties was imminent.

The club does not have any record of interest in former Real Madrid player. "Is the day of the Holy Innocents? Do not know where is the issue" was the official version.

Also ruled out the existence of a firm offering the player's representative, Juanma Lopez, who takes the affairs of several members of the campus, Casquero cases, Colunga and Ruben Perez.

Minutes later, Pedro Rios touched him appear before the media: "Guti on any team in Spain and the world is good. With the quality you have and treasure the experience is a player who does not despise any team. I would delighted, "said Jerez.

Missing another piece in the puzzle Mallard. The Angel Torres. Getafe president nipped in the bud the possible arrival of blonde Torrejón. "There is no possibility that Getafe Guti come," said Marco.

Torres is clear about the needs of the team for the winter market. "We have 27 players and some will leave," said the matter.

Luis Garcia, technical Mallard, and said on Tuesday that Guti was not in his plans ahead of market opening winter signings: "We did not consider anything. We have the best," said the coach in a talk by Master BRAND Sports Journalism.

Kempes not fail against Madrid

There are few players in the history of Valencia with enough pull to bring together the feeling of an entire city. Perhaps the only one capable of doing so is the killer. The figure of Mario Alberto Kempes is eternal. Name only cause for pride Valencia. Just remember wearing the shirt of the Senyera adjusted, or with white embroidered coat is an adrenaline rush for anyone who feels the club as their own.

That figure, the most memorable of Argentine history Valencia, is the club has chosen to motivate the bully while his rivals. Valencia have decided to 'tune' the tunnel, the exit to the Mestalla Stadium with mythic images of the club's history.

The 'collage' is not wasted. There is no better game to premiere the game against Real Madrid. Kempes raising his arms in an old picture of Mestalla. Voro, current club delegate and not long ago one of the toughest plants and cost of equipment, showing packed muddy been left to the last drop of sweat on the field.

The captain David Albelda celebrating a goal in the semifinals of the Champions League against Leeds, with a cone on the floor hugging players. Mendieta louse and euphoric after sentencing the Copa del Rey final against Atletico Madrid at 99. That final destination Valencia changed recently. That title has managed to forget any Valencia.

Nor need the celebration of the league title in Mestalla with Albelda, Baraja, Mista, Vicente and the other players lifting the trophy. No doubt a tremendously emotional succession of photos to be twice-chilling effect motivating the team needs.

But the images are not the only significance of this new initiative of Valencia. On the pictures you can read all the names of all players who have played games with Valencia. From the older and brighter than those formed electric front - Epi, Amadeo, Mundo, Asensi and Gorostiza, and they were able to lift three league titles, to the current players. Do not miss any.

One of the most sacred areas decorated with pure feeling and hard to create a different atmosphere. The Valencia and gave some touches to the tunnel for a while. He used to climb the steps to send motivational messages lawn. Style Anfield, Liverpool, the club has managed to get on stage fright motivation to start playing the game right from the tunnel.

But the effort to enforce the club to the players to tone and soften rivals, the stadium needs to relive the atmosphere of the big nights. Mestalla needs to regain its aura. The party and what is at stake leaves no doubt. The stadium will be full to overflowing and prepared the distribution of about forty thousand flags with Senyera to look like old stadium. In fact, the club has launched a promotional campaign for all the fans come to the coliseum Valencia with Senyera jersey has swept this year in sales.

With everything ready for one of the meetings of the year, the team has been responsible for binding the sporting sense of revenge for what happened last season. In late April, Valencia suffered in his own field one of the largest 'slap' in memory. The players suffered the blow to the pride, but fans were no doubt felt the most iron. On Saturday they have the perfect game to get even. Kempes to support from the tunnel and can not say that every day.

Ramos: "We are honored to be compared with Beckenbauer"

Sergio Ramos is the star of the front page of MARK in reviewing your present moment and what's in store contest with its great rival, Barcelona. "We're going to play with them all during the season, but do not make comparisons. Each one tries to do things the best and we'll see what happens."

The Seville is ambitious: "I and the Champions League and Cup, but if I have to choose, I'll take the Champions League."

Sergio Ramos is spoken of as 'The Kaiser' in Spain: "I consider it an honor to add my name to Beckenbauer, who has been one of the best players in history. As a central defender made an epoch and a of my references.

He looks extremely comfortable playing center, "I'm very happy. Physically I am in a great time. It's a mix of everything: time physical, psychic, I am more mature in the field and off. There are many circumstances."

The selection results are at stake: "This team has reached what is today from humility, knowing respect every opponent and we know that we have a historic opportunity to do something no one has: win European Championship and World European Championship. If this team will fall because the opponent was better, because it will never die of success. "

Esperance and Al-Sadd, Barca's first opponent in the World Club Cup

Barca will face the winner of the cross between the Al Sadd of Qatar and the Tunisian Esperance in the semifinals of the Club World Cup to be held in Japan in December, according to the draw on Thursday in Nagoya.

FC Barcelona and Brazilian Santos, both classified automatically semifinals are favorites for winning this tournament, which takes place from 8 to 18 December.

From what I threw up the hype, the team will face Barca in the second semifinal of the championship, which will take place on 15 December at the Yokohama International Stadium, the winner of the Al Sadd-Esperance.

The Al-Sadd, who won the Champions League AFC on 5 November, is the most successful club in Qatar and among its leading players with the Ivorian Abdul Kader Keita, former player of Olympique Lyon French.

The Qataris will face the Esperance of Tunisia, just five days ago was done with the Champions League CAF, December 11 at Toyota Stadium Nagoya.

That same day and at the same venue, the Monterrey Mexican debut in quarter-final will face the team that expires at the junction opening.

One participant without knowing the confrontation that opens the championship, which will rival the Mexicans, will be held on December 8 at Toyota Stadium between the New Zealand Auckland City and the team that wins the Japanese J-League, which this year concluded on 3 December. Kashiwa Reysol, Gamba Osaka and Nagoya Grampus are three sets that aim to lift the trophy Nippon with three days for the conclusion of the championship.

The party that will play a Monterrey of the teams that played the first semifinal, which will be held on December 14 at Toyota Stadium against Santos in Brazil.

The final of the Club World Cup 2011 will take place in Yokohama on December 18 at 1930 local time (10:30 GMT).

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

The owners of the NBA will speak on Thursday about his next move

Following termination of the players on Tuesday, the NBA still not sure the next move. According to Yahoo, on Thursday, the owners of the NBA by the negotiating committee, will hold a conference call that will decide their responses to the demand.

David Stern and the bargaining committee wants to keep this discussion as soon as possible to decide as soon as the way forward. The players have asked for 6,000 million dollars , three times his salary, in the two lawsuits that have been in California and Minnesota .

From a sector of the owners are satisfied with the refusal of the players, because they felt the concession granted was too big , and did not want to accept. This group led by Jordan believes that the time and the judges will get a more favorable collective bargaining agreement, similar to the offer of 47% for owners and 53% for players.

'Superman' Howard, in the orbit of Real Madrid

Dwight Howard , the most dominant power forward in the NBA today, could join Real Madrid. At least that has revealed TVE in the second edition of the newscast on Wednesday.

The directive Madrid fears that because of the drift that has taken the 'lockout' , Regal Barcelona finished reinforced with Pau and Marc Gasol and break the balance of forces existing in the ACB and the Euroleague. And what better way than hiring the services of 'Superman' Howard.

Negotiations between the club and the U.S. have already begun, reports TVE. The greatest difficulty lies in the high insurance premiums to be paid to cover a possible injury of center of Orlando.

Another name being considered if it does not Plan A is to LaMarcus Aldridge . The Portland power forward has an excellent relationship with Sergio Rodriguez , the current Real Madrid base coinciding with the franchise in Oregon. Rudy Fernandez , who also shared in the Trail Blazers locker room, asked this morning for the signing Twitter Aldridge by the club Concha Espina.

"Hamilton destroyed Alonso being a rookie"

Martin Whitmarsh, McLaren's current employer valued the current season of his team and in doing so, he recalled the controversy of 2007 made some controversial statements. "Let the record straight: Lewis (Hamilton) has destroyed every teammate he's had during his career as a pilot. Keep in mind that virtually destroyed a way Fernando Alonso when he was a double world champion and Lewis was a rookie, "said the couple admitted that Hamilton" Button underestimated. "

The Briton said it is usual in the race of champions 2008. "He did the same with Nico Rosberg in karting, and the other fellow who has been in Formula 1. It was decommissioned by Jenson at first, and probably thought that was a good kid, but that he would win. And surely surprised" he said.

The English leader admitted that Hamilton has not had a good campaign. "In general I must say it has been a great year for the team. For Lewis, given its characteristics, has been a disappointing year. Lewis expects more of himself and everyone expects more than Lewis, so this season has been very demanding for him.'s going through a lot right now, "he said in an interview with

Whitmarsh also welcomed because McLaren remain faithful to his idea of ​​a pilot does not prevail, he said. "Jenson, meanwhile, also wanted to beat his mate, but never do so dirty. They want to contribute to the team the same way. Of course, when you get to a computer and you know I've known Lewis from I was eleven may wonder if you will receive fair treatment. But that's who the number one is something that generates the media, because McLaren has always been a running team that has left its pilots. That is our spirit and we want to keep " he said.

Cristiano Ronaldo suffers from an overload in the left thigh

Cristiano Ronaldo, Real Madrid, did not train today with the rest of the internationals who returned from their commitments to their teams because of an "overload of the left thigh adductor muscles," according to the official website of all white .

The Portuguese has not been the only victim of official and friendly matches they have played this week fourteen of the components of the squad of Real Madrid. The defender Alvaro Arbeloa, who could not train, the party returned to Spain to Costa Rica with a hamstring muscle overload in the left thigh.

However, it seems that no one should have trouble getting to the match on Saturday at Mestalla against Valencia. In the coming days, what will be its evolution and everything indicates that they are intact his chances of playing.

The rest of the internationals arrived without incident to training that led José Mourinho. The Spanish Iker Casillas, Raul Albiol, Sergio Ramos, Xabi Alonso, the Germans Sami Khedira and Mesut Ozil, the French Raphael Varane and Karim Benzema and Turkish Hamit Altintop exercised on the lawn of Valdebebas.

The Portuguese Pepe and Fabio Coentrao and Gonzalo Higuain did not jump into the field and worked within the premises of the Madrid Sports City.

Furthermore, as has happened throughout this week, also had a hole in the session, some homegrown Real Madrid Castilla. Nacho, Married, Carvajal, Mandi, Alex, Juanfran, and Oscar Joselu plan with the rest of the staff in a session marked by the absence of the Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo.

Internet users 'request' in Portugal and France in the Euro

More wood. People want a tough group and morbidity to open mouth at Euro 2012. According to a survey of with over 45,000 votes, Russia, Portugal and France would be preferred for appointment rivals in Ukraine and Poland.

At least that is what emerges from the results, which are unquestionable. Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal is the third favorite team hype ahead of Greece, Sweden and Croatia.

Spanish fans might seek revenge after the 4-0 the last friendly, but not sure the Lusitanian forget their KO in the second round of the World Cup in South Africa. Moreover, Portugal was left to the red of the rooms at Euro 2004, held in his country. Come on, that there are outstanding bills for both sides.

On the fourth hype, Internet users are choosing France discarding theoretically more affordable rivals such as Ireland, Denmark and the Czech Republic.

It is recalled that Spain has lost all five games he has played official to the Gauls: the final of Euro 84 (2-0), the two parties in the qualifiers for Euro 92 (3-1 and 1 - 2), the quarterfinals of Euro 2000 (2-1) and eighth World Cup in Germany in 2006 (3-1).

However, the balance sheet, counting friendlies, is favorable to the red by 13 wins to 11. In addition, France is Spain's rival in the qualifiers for the 2014 World Cup. Georgia, Finland and Belarus complete a group in which only the first will be the ticket for the event insured second-placed Brazil as going to the playoffs.

On the second kick, Russia-which has already defeated twice in Euro 2008 - is quite clearly chosen rival ahead of Germany, England and Italy. In this case it is noteworthy that international football, a great favorite for the title with La Red, imposes less respect than Capello's England and the rocky but less talented than at other times transalpine selection.

Anyway, the draw on December 2 in Kiev and will pronounce sentence when checking if fortune is allied with ours.

Neymar: "Barca? Are aliens"

Santos striker Neymar has said that FC Barcelona is "the best team in the world" and has called his players of "aliens" as well as point to the Argentine star Lionel Messi as the next 'Golden Ball' award at the still not seen as a protagonist.

"Barca? Are aliens. It is the best team in the world," he said in an interview to the magazine 'France Football' gathered by Europa Press, in which he recalled being Santos player club despite interest from Barca and Real Madrid to be done with their services.

And is that Neymar, who just extended his contract with Santos club until 2014, when Brazil will host the next World Cup, only is left wanting for suitors but nothing firm involved. "So far is clear: I'm here," he said.

For now, content to be measured at FC Barcelona in the next Club World Cup, where both sets are candidates for the title. "If we play against them will be a pleasure and an immense honor, would be the dream final," prayed the young Brazilian striker.

As for the 'Golden Ball' for which you are nominated, it was clear in stressing that Leo Messi is the winner and ventured to draw the runner-up Cristiano Ronaldo, but denied being the third best player of the moment. "Being among the 23 nominees and is proud," said the matter.

Thiago wants to double with the European Championships and the Olympics

The Spanish midfielder Thiago Alcántara Barcelona and has said it is willing to play for the Spanish national and the next European Championship Under-21 Olympic Games in London, has said it can not choose between the two events nor between the teams.

"It's like who do you want more of your father or your mother?" Said Thiago, who is likely to contest the two tournaments, "With our clubs play two games per week. How could it not be possible to play in two months different ".

The Hispanic-Brazilian player, present in the latest list of Vicente del Bosque, is back in the last call to the sub-21. However, he does not feel that this is by no means a step backwards.

"I do not imply any lack of motivation down to the sub-21. On the contrary, it motivates me and makes me happy, because there I have the honor to play with peers with whom I've played since I was fifteen," he explained.

Thiago has admitted, however, to play with the absolute "is a gift ever" and that a call to contest the upcoming European Championship in Poland and Ukraine would make "very happy".

The friendly
perhaps because it also feels more in combined Del Bosque has come out in defense of his comrades of the Red, heavily criticized after the defeat against England (1-0) and especially by the feeble tie against Costa Rica (2-2) in the two friendlies last year.

"The first match against England has seen the level that these players have when facing big teams, although they end up losing. Contra Costa Rica the time difference was very large, came from a long trip and they were tired," he argued.

On the other hand, Thiago Alcántara has been dropped in praise for his brother, Barca also Rafa Rafinha 'Alcantara, who recently debuted with the first team in the Copa del Rey to the contract Hospitalet and ending on 30 June.

"I know him since the day he was born, I followed all the steps of his life and I know it's a great player and a great person. Neither you nor I know where your roof," said Thiago at a news conference before training this afternoon.

At 18 years, Rafinha has become one of the most promising of the youth squad. His father, former player Mazinho, and is negotiating its renewal with the club and the player himself said recently that negotiations were well advanced continuity.

Today, his brother Thiago has sent a new message of reassurance: "You, the press, are those who have made Rafinha in the orbit of Real Madrid. He is happy here and that we propose nor us."

A poisoned hype

The Championship of Ukraine and Poland will start on June 8, 2012, but the fate of each team in the tournament will begin to come much earlier, next December 2, when the draw of the groups of the championship at the Palais des Arts in Kiev. With 16 teams participating in the Euro already confirmed - yesterday ranked the last, Portugal, Republic of Ireland, Czech Republic and Croatia - the UEFA has unveiled what is hype framed each selection on the draw. Fate may hold a very powerful group, which could be matched, for example, Spain, Germany, Portugal and France.

The draw will be marked by the condition of seeding for UEFA awards to the organizers, in this case Poland and Ukraine, which will be a hype, like Spain and the Netherlands, the last World Cup finalists to lead the ranking of national team coefficients. The composition of the first drum conditions the formation of all the others, so that the two are Germany, England, Italy and Russia. One insurance will face Spain. The hype will consist of three combined in weak theory, such as Greece, Sweden and Croatia, but also be Portugal, which, despite having to play-offs to qualify, partly as a favorite for the victory. Finally, four are in the hype, plus Denmark, Ireland and the Czech Republic, France, another senior teams. Each selection has been placed in their respective coefficient according to their hype.

Each of the groups of the Euro, which will have four teams, will consist of a selection of each drum. So, luck may hold a so-called group of death if they come paired, for example, Spain, Germany, Portugal and France, of which only the top two would go to the next stage of the competition. Similarly, Spain could be framed in a more affordable group formed by Russia, Greece and Denmark, for example. At Euro 2008, which won Spain, and there was a very powerful group formed by France, Italy, Holland and Romania. Then, Holland and Italy got their ticket for the next phase. The UEFA General Secretary Gianni Infantino, will be responsible for conducting the draw. On December 2, fate begin to sentencing.

Cristiano Ronaldo greets Europe

Cristiano Ronaldo fired Bosnia and waved to Europe. Sometimes accused of abating in the quotes signify demanding and not with the sheepskin of Portugal, the front whenever it came to reclaim their country, in a final match against Bosnia. Key, as usual in any League game and the Champions , their terrible sting. Two goals, one missing and one with an unstoppable race to dismantle the rival team to qualify for the machine , which eventually feasted with six certified networks and their safe passage to Euro 2012.

Portugal is anything but a universal center forward, drag that dragged on for too long and that has given him more of a shock, unable to tap the plays, to put the link to your game so characteristic and from the sides. Before Bosnia, the team was a whirlwind Luso, usually deep from the wings, almost never efficient in the definition, beyond the inspiration of the beam shots. Dizzying game, career, without much elaboration and comfortable on the counterattack.

Poison weapons. Attached and catapulted by the players of Real Madrid, Portugal depersonalized to Bosnia. Pepe was in the rear, without too many algorithms to get the ball play, which closed behind sensational in the task of drying Dzeko, Manchester City striker, who blushed at the same Rami (Valencia) in the Stade de Paris France. Coentrão was so brazen as impulsive, validated because Christian pulled and dragged into the half behind rival, who ate a bite left side, with twists, zigzags and schools. And it was the CR itself which moves stubbornly resolve in putting an end to all those balls came in conditions which were not many at the beginning of the duel, but enough to belittle the contrary, unrecognizable team Da Luz, troubled before competing. Thus, two balls hanging the magnificent area without corsets Coentrão-defensive-finished in two auctions of 7. The first target, the second set to stick, just spit out by the goalkeeper.

But Portugal had a burning Christian and that is enough to knock down any barrier. Not even a lack of 35 meters was an obstacle. Three steps back, gunslinger pose of western and bang to follow, that caught the goalkeeper misplaced, impossible to recover the site. Gol. Even more beautiful was the target of Nani, who was in the area of three quarters, turned, looked up and threw a shell that rose and seemed to rebound with power lines down like lightning because, to the point that the camera did not have time to catch the flight. Nor is the goal, of course.

Coentrão, in a defensive jump volleyball because it did up-arm, season the match with a penalty absurd. Gap to close somewhat, a goal that Cristiano reverted to take a pass from the hollow Moutinho. Backlash, dribble the goalkeeper, shot and double whammy because Lulic is heated the body and mouth, mostly because their protest culminated in a kick that seemed to be definitive. It was not because the referee Stark Pepe who drove by the entrance to the classic Alves from the previous year, decided to disregard an offside goal that ended in Spahic. It was, in any case, a mirage, the end of Bosnia, which broke out in search of a goal that never came. At least in the goal they sought, because Portugal, effervescent, also dissociated and signed another three goals, two of Postiga, successful striker in the task of selecting both claims, and Veloso, in a free kick with such delicacy and precision . Europe was the feast of Portugal, the Christian greeting.

Euro will also be in Ireland, who drew against Estonia (1-1 and 5-1 on aggregate) and the Czech Republic, who beat Montenegro (1-0 and 3-0 on aggregate). Croatia also tied with Turkey (0-0) and exceeded the total (3-0).

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