Thursday, December 15, 2011

UK deployed 13,500 military, Eurofighter jets and helicopters in the London Games

The Ministry of Defence British deployed a contingent of 13,500 soldiers to ensure security during the celebration next summer Olympic Games in London in 2012, supported by fighter-art Eurofighter Typhoon Royal Air Force British (RAF) and Puma and Linx, leading to board the largest ship of the Royal Navy , HMS Ocean.

The British Defense Ministry has reported that the military be prepared to protect 150 facilities and training centers during the Olympics. The deployment is complete with ships HMS Ocean, with helicopters on board, and HMS Bulwark, anchored in the bays of Greenwich and Weymouth, as reported by the newspaper ' The Guardian '.

The number of soldiers participating in the security appliance exceeds the total of troops deployed by Britain in Afghanistan , where military are highlighted 9500. British Defense Minister, Phillip Hammond, has been especially emphasized that this deployment will not affect Olympic operational capabilities of the Armed Forces Britain to develop its normal duties.

Hammond explained that the ship HMS Ocean, a helicopter carrier of 22,500 tons, will be moored at Greenwich Bay during the Olympic Games in London, while the amphibious assault ship HMS Bulwark will be stationed in the bay of Weymouth.

The safety device for the Olympics includes a "proper and progressive" air plan includes the deployment of modern fighter of the British Royal Air Force, the Eurofighter Typhoon, which will operate from the base of Northolt, with the support of helicopters embarked on the ship Ocean and earth air missile system.

In the central days of the Olympic Games in London, police officers and 12,000 agents highlight, according to the forecast under an alleged major terrorist threat.

"This defensive contribution is on a scale similar to those deployed in other recent Olympic Games and help to ensure security at the 2012 Olympics," said Hammond.

The defense minister has made clear that this military deployment will have no effect on the remaining outstanding contingent abroad. "Defence will continue to be able to develop the current and contingency operations during the games. My priority will continue to be the troops that we deployed in operations, including Afghanistan, before, during and after the Olympic Games," he underlined.

The security plan envisages that 7,500 military working directly to support the organizers of the Olympics in sports facilities. The cost of security deployment will be at 553 million pounds (658 million euros).

In addition to the uniformed support directly to the organizers, another 5,000 soldiers will be deployed to help civil authorities with tasks such as search and EOD.

Finally, there will be a contingent of 1,000 soldiers who will be responsible for logistical support in the London Olympics. In a statement, the government has said it is "clear" that the Olympics will be "a peaceful celebration of sporting achievement and a cultural celebration, not a safety related event."

In total, plus the £ 553 million for military deployment, the British government will spend another 600 million pounds for the deployment of agents and police officers outside the sports facilities, representing a total expenditure of 1,153 million pounds (1,373 million euros).

Ferrari will present his car for 2012 before the first winter test

Ferrari will present his car for the 2012 season before the first preseason test to be held in the first week of February, as confirmed by a spokesman for the Italian team.

However, has not revealed the exact date, but Luca Colajanni, team spokesman told the magazine itself 'Autosprint' that the car will be ready for first test, to be held in Jerez de la Frontera from 7 to 9 February.

In addition, said that the car will be significantly different from the course, which has won only one race - Fernando Alonso in Britain -. "Right now it's time to say what the new project will be different. But it will be a change from the past, because we want to win and be a change of mindset for the whole team," he said.

Tyson and Holyfield are reconciled 14 years after 'The Bite'

Always hated it. 'The Real Deal "and" The Terror of the Garden' were enemies to mid 90's for the world title in the heavyweight and his approach to life. When Tyson bit Holyfield's ear in rematch for the title , digging even deeper into the tomb, which are strung in jail, there was no space for the affection between them. In 2009, Oprah brought them together in an interview . 'Iron Mike' apologized to his rival, who accepted it , but just look at across the whole show. It was clear his antipathy.

However, during the convention of the World Boxing Council held these days in Las Vegas, finally forgave truth. Tyson, 45, and Holyfield, 49 and still active, smiling and talking like old friends . For better or for worse, the name of one is unthinkable without the other. However, the earlier days of the convention had met several times without speaking to each other. The 'trap' was prepared by Jose Sulaiman, president of the Council.

I wanted to give a tribute to Tyson giving him a title belt, because when Brooklyn won the world title for the first time, someone stole it. 's surprise came when Evander Holyfield asked to wear it . The Alabama accepted. Tyson Embarrassed, he said, "Hey, man, this is crazy. Do you you believe it?" , and hugged. 14 years later.

Villa could be out 3 to 6 months, goodbye to the Championship?

The front of Barcelona is being treated at a hospital in Japan , Yokohama Rosai Hospital l'where check if you have any white area affected in this case will have to undergo surgical treatment , a fixation with plates and screws. After a time will be unable to support the leg and then begin the recovery. "Hopefully at least 3 months, although it is logical to 6 months out of the playing field "that's what the doctors say. In cases such as we head Juninho, Manuel Pablo , De las Cuevas, Diaz de Cerio , Cissé ...  It was not until the final diagnosis , but as they say in popular parlance "has a bad painting."

Injury Villa: four to five months out with a fractured tibia

Villa will be joined on the trip home by Dr. Pruna and Manel Estiarte, right hand of Pep Guardiola and link between clothing and coaching staff. The club reports that in the next few hours will fly to Frankfurt and then on a plane medicalized to Barcelona , where he will undergo.

After the tests at the hospital in Yokohama, the club's medical services have confirmed that the recovery time after surgery is four to five months , so that the Spaniard will struggle to play again this season with Barca fulfilled if better forecasts.

The 'Guaje' suffered a fractured tibia in the 35th minute of the Blaugrana victory (0-4) against the Qataris, the result of poor support in a time of attack, and immediately realized the accident as shown by his gesture of pain and anger. He was transferred to Yokohama Rosai Hospital to undergo more tests and see the extent of the injury.

Pep Guardiola himself after the game revealed that the '7 'would be a "long time" away team had trouble recalling that the tibia had been "a long time." "He's done a lot of effort with a stress fracture in the tibia and today has endured," he lamented.

"Travel to Barcelona as soon as possible to have surgery and miss for a long time.'ll Be much time off, these losses badly let you body, without joy, without anything," he told a news conference after the victory, which was in the background.

Of enforcing the prognosis dramatically low options depend Spaniard able to catch the 'train' of the Spanish team for Euro 2012 Poland and Ukraine, where the 'Red' defends title. Indeed, Villa lost the 2008 final through injury.

FC Barcelona confirmed that the striker, who was visited in hospital by Blaugrana president, Sandro Rosell , is in the team hotel in Yokohama for the Blaugrana waiting for the next few hours to catch the flight back to Barcelona to be operated immediately.

Barca, Messi and Abidal nominated for Laureus 2012

The European champions, Barcelona, ​​and two of their star players, Messi and Abidal have been nominated for the Laureus World Sports Awards (Laureus World Sports Awards) 2012.

Barca is among Laureus Award nominees for Best Team of the Year for the fourth time and Messi has been nominated for the third consecutive Laureus Award for Best International Male Athlete, while the Frenchman Abidal is a candidate for the Laureus Award Best international comeback year after recovering from cancer.

The Spanish golfer Sergio Garcia has also been nominated, along with Abidal, Laureus Award for Best comeback after putting an end to three years without being able to win with victories in two tournaments in a row.

A brilliant constellation of the best stars of the sport has been nominated for the Laureus World Sports Awards 2012, after the vote on the media around the world.

The Laureus World Sports Awards, which recognize sporting achievement of 2011, are the main prizes of the international sporting calendar. The names of the winners, voted by the Laureus World Sports Academy, a team of 47 supreme judges of the best sportsmen and sportswomen of all time, will be announced at a ceremony televised awards from London on Monday 6 of February.

The money raised directly benefits and supports the work of the Charity Foundation Laureus Sport for Good, which supports 89 community projects throughout the world sports. Since its inception, Laureus has raised over 40 million euros for projects that have improved the lives of over a million and half of young people.

In the category of Best Laureus international team of the year, Barcelona will face the New Zealand rugby, the All Blacks winning the Rugby World Cup, the winning team in the NBA, Dallas Mavericks, to the selection English cricket, the world's No. 1, to the Japanese team that won women's soccer Women's World Cup and Formula 1 team Red Bull Formula, winning the constructors' championship for the second consecutive year.

Messi will be the hope of becoming the first player in team history to win individual Laureus Award for Best international male athlete of the year. In this category are nominated Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt, winner of two gold medals at the World Athletics Championships, the No. 1 tennis Novak Djokovic, winner of three Grand Slams (the Australia Open, Wimbledon, U.S. Open States), the Australian cyclist Cadel Evans, winner of the Tour de France, and German Dirk Nowitzki, the first European player voted MVP of the NBA Finals and Sebastian Vettel, who was proclaimed World Champion Formula 1 for the second time consecutively.

Both Eric Abidal and Sergio Garcia have been nominated for Laureus Award for Best Comeback of the Year International. Despite having been diagnosed with a liver tumor two months ago and being treated for combat, Eric Abidal played 90 minutes of the final against Manchester United in which Barca won the Champions League. In a touching gesture to celebrate his recovery, Carles Puyol handed the captain's armband for the match and was the first team member to receive the trophy.

In October 2011, the Spanish golfer Sergio Garcia put an end to three years without winning two tournaments wins in a row. Along with Abidal and Garcia, the other nominees are the golfer Darren Clarke of Northern Ireland, who recovered from a slump after the death of his wife and managed to win the Open, the Chinese hurdler Liu Xiang, who won the silver medal in the World Athletics Championships, and the Crusaders and the Reds, two rugby teams that reached the final of the Super 15 despite having to cope with the earthquake in Christchurch and Queensland floods.

The full list of nominees for the Laureus World Sports Awards is:

Best international male athlete of the year
, Usain Bolt
- Novak Djokovic
- Cadel Evans
- Lionel Messi
- Dirk Nowitzki
- Sebastian Vettel

Best international female athlete of the year
- Vivian Cheruiyot
- Maria Riesch
- Carmelita Jeter
- Petra Kvitova
- Homare Sawa
- Yani Tseng

Best international team of the year
All Blacks
Dallas Mavericks
English Cricket Team
Japanese women's soccer Team
Red Bull

Best international revelation of the year
- Yohan Blake
- Mo Farah
- Petra Kvitova
- Rory McIlroy
- Li Na
- Oscar Pistorius

Best international comeback of the year
- Eric Abidal
- Darren Clarke
- Crusaders
- Sergio Garcia
- Liu Xiang
- Queensland Reds

Disabled Sportsman of the Year International
- Daniel Dias
- Terezinha Guilhermina
- Oscar Pistorius
- Esther Vergeer
- David Weir
- Irek Zaripov

International best athlete of the year end
- Jamie Bestwick
- Philip Köster
- Carissa Moore
- Travis Rice
- Kelly Slater
- Shaun White

The European Tour returns to Australia in 2012

The European Tour will return to Australia in 2012 after three years of absence with the dispute over the Perth International Championship from 18 to October 21, organizers said.

"We have a three-year agreement with options for the tournament to continue, and our aim is to develop this tournament into a signature event in the Asia Pacific region is set in Perth," said Kim Hames, Minister of Tourism Australia state Occidental.

The last time the European Tour tournament held on Australian soil was in 2009 when he co-hosted the Australian Masters in Melbourne.

Alvaro Quiros wins the Dubai Champions Final

Alvaro Quiros historic win in the final European Tour that was played in Dubai. The Cadiz achieved in the Jumeirah Golf Estates most important victory of his career and the most outstanding Spanish golf in the last three years. Pablo Larrazabal also Spanish ended in tenth place, while Sergio Garcia did in the eleventh, nine strokes Quirós.

Alvaro Quiros achieved this victory in style, with an 'eagle' (two less) on the final hole of his round. Quiros was able to withstand the pressure that the Scot Paul Lawrie submitted from the outset, although the two were tied hole 13. The Spanish, who last week also reached the final round leading Open Hong Kong, however learned to keep a cool head in these momentous times and end their involvement with an 'eagle', two strokes less.

The Spanish golfer adds his second win of the season after Dubai gained in the Classic Dessert mid-February and his sixth victory on the European Tour since turning professional in December 2004.

The third place after Lawrie was for English Luke Donald , three strokes behind the winner.

Poulter, first leader of Australia Masters

Ian Poulter English in Australia leads the Masters, played at the Victoria Golf Club, after defeating the opening day, while his compatriot Luke Donald, world number one is four strokes.

Poulter finished the round with a card with 65 strokes, one less than the Australian Ashley Hall, and then figure a sextet to two impacts.

Donald is the expectation with 69 and defending champion Stuart Appleby, 70 made at the last minute after deciding that it was able to play. "I've been pretty good in the second half of the course. In the first nine holes are not stuck my putts," said world number one.

- Classification:
1. Ian Poulter (ENG) 65 (-6)
2. Ashley Hall (AUS) 66
3. Mahal Pearce (NZL) 67
. +. Kieran Pratt (AUS) 67
. +. Jarrod Lyle (AUS) 67
. +. Peter Lonard (AUS) 67
. +. Matthew Griffin (AUS) 67
. +. Matthew Giles (AUS) 67
9. Rod Pampling (AUS) 68
. +. Richard Green (AUS) 68
11. Phil Tataurangi (NZL) 69
. +. Luke Donald (ENG) 69

Orlando warns Lakers, Nets Dallas and not transferred to Superman

The possible transfer of the center Dwight Howard, who had asked the player himself last week, is no longer on the agenda of his current team, the Orlando Magic.

According to several news sources, the Magic have informed the New Jersey Nets, the Lakers and Dallas Mavericks three to those authorized to speak with Howard, his star power forward will no longer be transferred.

Thus, the Magic have rejected the offers they had received , specifically, the Nets and the Lakers.

The Orlando team's decision is given to put aside the 'drama' and 'suspense' that has been built around the team and that hurts the preparation of the rest of the squad with a view to next season.

Before you give to know the new position of the Magic had said that Orlando could have accepted the offer from the Nets in which included the Cuban-American power forward Brook Lopez and forward Gerald Wallace, via the Portland Trail Blazers .

In addition, the Nets had kept the contract of forward Hedo Turkoglu and Chris Duhon base.

The new change that has taken the issue is in line with Howard's personality, which has not clearly defined what the wants of the three options it has on the table: being traded to the Nets, the Lakers or stay with the Magic, if you chips to players who can help you get a league title.

It ends the saga: Chris Paul traded to the Clippers

The transfer saga of Chris Paul is over. The base and former New Orleans Hornets play the Clippers finally closed after a franchise operation with angelina in exchange for Eric Gordon, the center Chris Kaman , forward Al-Farouq Aminu and the rights of selection of the first round of drawing of 2012 through the Minnesota Timberwolves.

The agreement has been approved by the NBA commissioner, David Stern, as head of the Hornets team to be owned by the league. The Lakers were interested in trying to get back to the base of the Hornets but will not be possible.

On Thursday, Stern vetoed the first transfer agreement they had reached the Lakers with the Hornets, who were to receive the forward Lamar Odom and the Spanish power forward Pau Gasol, who went to the Houston Rockets the power forward Luis Scola, Kevin Martin, Goran Dragic and a right of first round selection in 2012.

The Hornets were able to get younger players to trade to the Clippers, which was what Stern wanted, besides trying to give a better image for the defense that the new collective agreement was to allow greater sharing of power between 30 teams in the NBA.

The Hornets general manager, Dell Demps, in an official statement said the players had managed to present and future.

"We have players who are selected among the top eight in their respective college sweepstakes, plus two other rights we have - ours and Minnesota - 2012," Demps appreciated. "Both Gordon, Kaman Aminu as already demonstrated its kind in professional competition."

However, Gordon learned of the transfer just said he was "frustrated" because he was told he was not going to move the franchise and it would still be significant.

"Once again, in this business you never know when they tell you the truth, but I am a professional, do not hold a grudge against anyone and I go ahead with the only goal of playing basketball," said Gordon.

Paul, 26, nominated four times All-Star Game, won last season averaging 18.7 points and 9.8 assists.

Numbers lower than those obtained by Gordon, 23, who went from 22.3 points and 4.4 assists while rookie Aminu managed 5.6 points and 3.3 rebounds per game.

Kaman, 29, is a veteran of eight seasons in the NBA and last achieved average 12.4 points and seven rebounds in 32 games played due to a left ankle injury.

Paul sees his dream of being the second largest city in the country, where it wanted to be with the Lakers, and playing with the new star of the Clippers, the power forward Blake Griffin, who look to see what they can get in the next two seasons and then decide whether to continue or enter the free agent market.

The arrival of Paul, a specialist in air pass, plus great passer of the ball can help the spectacular play and athletic Griffin, who last league, his first as a rookie, the previous low was completed with a knee injury, achieve average of 22.5 points and 12.5 rebounds.

The Lakers star, Kobe Bryant, who had also wanted to have Paul as a new partner, acknowledged that his arrival will be good for the city of Los Angeles and for the Clippers.

"It's good to see them (the Clippers) want to be aggressive and take another step in his game," said Bryant. "They have Blake (Griffin), and combined with CP (Paul) is good for having two competitive teams."

The Hornets closed the transfer of Paul, now try to find a buyer for the team also committed to keep the city of New Orleans, where this season have already achieved more than 10,000 subscribers, but it is unknown whether they will be attracted by the arrival of new players.

The departure of Paul and forward David West, who signed as free agent with the Indiana Pacers, Hornets have left no star level player and have to see how they evolve with the new faces of Gordon, Aminu, and Kaman .

Now what about Pau Gasol and the Lakers?

Once that has been confirmed, approved and made ​​official the desired transfer of the Clippers' Chris Paul and the Magic have made ​​it known that not pass to Dwight Howard, all eyes are focused on the Lakers: What will you do now and what will happen Pau Gasol?

Angelina franchise has been vetoed as their agreement to take over Chris Paul in a three-way transaction in which he sacrificed and Paul Gasol Lamar Odom and now appear to also be without Superman, by whom Orlando asked Pau and Andrew Bynum and wanted to put Tukoglu in the operation.

Following the principle of agreement reached by Chris Paul seemed that the next move was to transfer to Bynum and a significant amount of money to Orlando to form a Big Three with Paul, Kobe and Howard, but this move will not be possible.

The double blow could cause Pau continue wearing the shirt of the Lakers but nothing seems clear now that while the general manager has expressed his desire that Pau, Bynum and Kobe still the Lakers this year, has also ensured that the franchise still pushing for a significant transfer. And Pau also knows that anything can happen. "Maybe the Magic have said that to get a better deal and then execute the transfer," said the NBA in a statement that includes Los Angeles Times.

To all this we must add another problem: Odom Lakers have traded to Dallas after the fiasco of "Operation CP3 'on request of the player who was offended and hurt by the treatment received by Californians.

That is, far from reinforcing the Lakers, have weakened: goodbye to Odom, have shaken the confidence / esteem of Pau (although the club will recover if left), Shannon Brown has changed the Lakers for the Suns and currently only have stepped up its game with two signings considered minor as Gerald Green and Josh McRoberts in addition to the shooter Jason Kapono.

Possibly backup?
While waiting for a possible move to see how important and used by nearly 9 million from the 'trade exception' received by Lamar Odom, the Lakers look for alternatives in the market: according to the newspaper Angeleno points, the Lakers could incorporate Troy Murphy and wait to see what happens with the amnesty Baron Davis.

Murphy, 31, could sign for 1.4 million and is already training with the Lakers. render the question is whether the level of riding last season between Boston and remind the Nets or Pacers player.

Baron Davis's case is more complicated. He was pardoned by the Cavaliers (his remaining two years and 28.7 per charge) but before the Lakers can make an offer for the minimum have to wait and see if one team under the salary cap being sought. If this does not happen, the Lakers could tempt the base 32, to accompany Fisher and Steve Blake.

Marc Gasol after renovation: "I saw on another computer, I knew I wanted to play here"

Marc Gasol on Wednesday signed renewal with the Memphis Grizzlies for the next 4 years at a rate of 58 million. The Spanish power forward was very pleased with the extension with the team at Memphis and was recognized in the media: "There was much interest by both parties and I did not want too much speculation. It took a while to find the best deal for all, more than I would have liked, but I'm very happy to be back. "

The Spanish power forward considered that the contract is in line to receive what he deserves, he is among the best in the NBA and recognizes its status as one of the most important pivots of the competition. Something that recognized the Grizzlies GM Chris Wallace of "Three years now, Marc has improved in the rankings and has become one of the best centers, not just young people, one of the best in the NBA" .

The contract extension Marc Gasol is the jewel in the crown of the Grizzlies. Along with the NBA, the franchise has signed for the next four years to Rudy Gay, Mike Conley, Zach Randolph. Marco believes that this demonstrates the intentions of the team claim the ring: "We very seriously. We want to move to the next level."

Sergio Rodriguez: "Denver is a good time and Rudy will Minutes"

Sergio Rodriguez and Felipe Reyes could not help but wish the best for Rudy Fernandez in his adventure in Denver Nuggets. Reyes hopes to escort him out all great, but is bad for Real Madrid: "Would you play very well because it is a good player and if you have minutes going to show. The thing that's going to be a problem for us if it does not mean that it will stay there, but I wish him well. "

Sergio Rodriguez believes that Denver will be a good destination for Rudy, and pulled contacts to prove it: "The main thing I wanted was to leave Portland Rudy. I was excited about going to the champions, but Denver is a good opportunity for him. I talked with Gallinari few weeks ago and told me they had seven players. I think Rudy is going to take minutes and thanks to a great coach Karl will be happy and have to seize the moment ".

The base took the opportunity to highlight the positive things that will be for Rudy and Ibaka have competed since October with Real Madrid: "The NBA is going to be very fast and I think they will come very well have been with us two months to peak arrive in good shape. "

Tost: "With two years of experience and stop being a newbie"

The Toro Rosso team boss Franz Tost said the decision not to renew Alguersuari and Sebastian Buemi as race driver was taken to continue the spirit of the team to be a school for beginners and explained that they have already stopped be rookies.

"Sebastien has been with us three seasons, and James, two and a half. Both have worked very hard for the team, to the best of themselves and making some good results," Tost said in a note to the team.

"Anyway," Tost added, "the team Toro Rosso has always had the goal of being a training school for beginners. And with two years of experience and stop being a rookie."

For Franz Tost "Ideally what Toro Rosso to Red Bull Racing pass," but in this team, in which Germany's Sebastian Vettel are world champions the last two seasons, and Australian Mark Webber, "right now There are no vacancies. "

"Maybe this decision was seen as hard, but Formula One is a difficult and Toro Rosso has always been very clear about the principles that have to choose the drivers," Tost added, for whom "it is frustrating," have where young and inexperienced drivers sign instead of trying to count with more veterans.

Van Nistelrooy, top scorer of the first decade of the century

Ruud van Nistelrooy, Malaga striker currently and formerly of Manchester United, Real Madrid and Hamburg, is the best striker in the world of the first decade of the century (2001-2010), according to the International Federation of Football History and Statistics (IFFHS).

Van Nistelrooy accumulates 86 points, one ahead of Frenchman Thierry Henry, and closes the podium with 83 Didier Drogba. Germany's Miroslav Klose (81) and Samuel Eto'o (79) follow in the table, and the best Spanish are the top scorers in the history of selection, Raul Gonzalez, eighth with 71, and David Villa, ninth with 68.

The IFFHS has taken into account the international goals scored in full international matches, the tournament finals Olympic Club World Cup, continental competitions of national teams, Super continental confederations and shocks all officers of the respective continental club champions .

Figo: "Cristiano Critics do not understand anything about football"

The Portuguese Luis Figo exfutbolista defended his countryman Cristiano Ronaldo, widely criticized for its understated performance in the defeat of Real Madrid against Barcelona on Saturday.

"I think a professional football has good moments and some not so good. Those who criticize Christian understand nothing about football. A player can not please everyone," he said, as part of an initiative by the 'Fundación Luis Figo 'in Madeira.

Also defended the figure of the Portuguese, "a symbol of the island, which represents the best culture of Madeira", while declined comment on his "performance" as captain: "Each has its own way to be, "he said.

On the other hand, on the Euro, in which the 'tuga' face off in the first phase with the Netherlands, Germany and Denmark, Figo was hopeful. "It's hard to choose rival. Portugal has always been better with tough opponents, so I think we can make a big Euro" he said.

What if Barca advance the operation Neymar?

The injury to David Villa could change the way the operation. The debate is open: Should joining Barça in the winter market? Would Neymar the best alternative? What other solutions can handle Guardiola?

Barcelona have taken advantage in the eyes of Neymar . The Brazilian is full of praise before the club could be his future. The flirtation with Real Madrid seem to thing of the past following the deterioration of relations with Santos . The personal engagement of Sandro Rosell draw the future of the Brazilian squad. But could hasten his arrival Guaje serious injury?

The Saints recently renewed its star until 2014. The agreement was consolidated on the choice of Neymar as image in Brazil by Banco Santander and commitment of local authorities to keep him there as one of the pillars of the next World Cup promotion.

The Real Madrid wanted to incorporate it next summer. The desire of the player was finishing his contract, an interest that coincides with the time that Barcelona had himself planned to develop its future workforce and make his move at a reduced price, the transfer would be free to end the contract, but millions would be paid an amount as Santos-gratification.

A look at the market
the market are, a priori, few alternatives like Villa . The British press had published in recent days the possibility of an exchange between Villa and Torres . Villas-Boas , manager of Chelsea , has been adamant in asserting that his striker will remain in the team next season even.

Tevez is another appealing name. Declared in default by Manchester City , major European teams have been interested in his services. The bid around 25 million euros. The Milan is the best placed according to reports, which added to their financial claims, currently charges 8 million per month-will become a remote possibility.

In the list of possible shows the current top scorer in the Premier League, Robbie Van Persie . This season ends contract with Arsenal and maybe the club would welcome some money to get a transfer in advance.

Among the favorites of Guardiola is Cavani striker Naples for which he has stated his preference publicly. I could not contest the Champions having competed with his team in the group stage.

A look at The Farmhouse
The natural solution is Isaac Basin . The youth is the big surprise of the season. He's started half a dozen parties and could be definitely in the technical plans for the remainder of the season. The drawback is that it does not occupy any empty because it is an asset of the team.

In the Barcelona B appears as an option Jonathan Soriano , top scorer last year in second division and has already made ​​the preseason with the first squad. Just a long injury and has already scored their first goals .

Although not a pure end, Rafinha is another important values ​​in the subsidiary. It made ​​its debut in the Champions League and takes Thiago , his brother, an ally to fit into the costumes. It used to be in the position of false front, although his natural position is the inside left.

Gerard Deulofeu is the most risky. is the great pearl of the quarry , but has not attained 18 years and less than a year would jump from Junior A to major professional football. So much for a player in training.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Howard will only transfer to the Nets, Mavericks or Lakers

The center Dwight Howard after requesting the transfer and criticize the few reinforcements that has done so far his current team, Orlando Magic, also made him angry to know that only three teams in the NBA : New Jersey Nets, Dallas Mavericks or Lakers.

The Orlando team officials have said they want to work on restoring trust Howard to stay with them, but his star has made them a very high standard and has also made clear that it will go to another computer that does not is one of the three chosen.

Howard can be traded to another team, but will not sign a long term contract so at the end of this season will become an unrestricted free agent.

The Magic had said after meeting Howard's wishes to be traded that would send any of the remaining 29 teams are in the NBA, but the most dominant power forward in the league there has made it very difficult for them to fulfill that desire to principles of equality for all.

Even Howard has included the equipment to be traded to the Chicago Bulls , who have the base Derrick Rose , the Most Valuable Player (MVP) in the league, great talent and youth on staff and headquarters in a large city, the third largest in the country.

Do not know the reasons, but Howard does not want to the Bulls.

The Magic, with its CEO Alex Martins to the head, attempting to reconstruct a good relationship with Howard, but that will take time and money, two elements that are scarce.

Although Martins met on Monday with Howard, at the Amway Center, after the All-Star power forward in the tone of his criticism of the team management, it appears that their stay in Orlando will not be easy to get.

"I love the city because there's nowhere better to me than Orlando, yet I make sure I do the right things to win a league title here," Howard reiterated. "If there are changes in that direction so we can be champions, they can count on me."

Martins came last week to the team management after he unexpectedly resigned from Bob Vander Weide and has since opted to get Howard to continue with the franchise in Orlando.

However, last Friday Howard authorized him to speak with the Nets, Mavericks and Lakers, who are riding the best deal possible for him to pivot and Magic team.

The Lakers could give Orlando the pivot Andrew Bynum and the Spanish power forward Pau Gasol if finally got to Howard, but if it includes any other player in the transfer.

However, the Magic also wants Howard to put the transfer of Turkish forward Hedo Turkoglu and remove the large financial responsibility that you still have to pay, something the Nets would be willing to accept, but not the Lakers.

Meanwhile, Howard maintains that his relationship with Magic general manager Otis Smith is not the best because he was not heard during the last few seasons of the needs that had the equipment and the type of players they needed to be competitive and champions.

Stern criticized Garnett for NBA live urgency

The criticism towards the management of the NBA commissioner, David Stern , he returned to be present at the start of training camp and this time the hero of it was the power forward Kevin Garnett , the Celtics in Boston.

Garnett and his two companions of the 'Big Three' , forward Paul Pierce and guard Ray Allen said he was "disappointed" by the rush and haste with which it had set up the return to competition, without giving any logical margin preparation.

All three players were unanimous in considering that it was doing was all improvised, with the sole purpose of starting the competition at any cost Christmas Day without considering or preparing the players nor teams are competitive when they leave the field.

Garnett , who admitted he was "very, very, very sensitive" from the emotional point, said the only culprit of the whole situation was the commissioner Stern. "What you see is nothing more than a league that lives in rainfall," said Garnett. "Everybody is paying attention to the situation of Chris Paul . But do not understand why they are surprised, as Stern has been quite adamant when he wants to do things and how you want to do, "said the player.

Garnett reiterated that the chemistry inside a basketball team was critical and was not a mixture of things cooking in the pan and if not pleasant, it throws away and nothing happens. The veteran of the Celtics said it was logical to begin training with less than 10 players and have less than 12 days to establish team chemistry before Christmas Day face the Knicks in New York.

For a team of veteran players like the Celtics, chemistry and preparation time is key to the season finale results are positive. In the same line, said Allen, who reiterated that everything was being done in the league was very rushed and pointless. "I feel pressured," said Allen , 36. "I can not say I've been very happy with the things that have happened in the last two or three weeks, but we must adapt to what is, that the same for everyone."

Pierce also supported the opinion of his two companions and said the most frustrating part is that the chaotic situation we are living in the NBA could have been avoided. "There's no point nothing has been done, much less the way it is organized around the competition, when we should be in the normal period of free agents, then start training, but on Christmas Day is key for them and although the quality of basketball is not the best, simply play, "praised Pierce, 34.

Nowitzki happy with the arrival of Odom, Carter and West to defend title

The German forward Dirk Nowitzki was happy with the arrival of his new teammates forward Lamar Odom, Vince Carter shooting guard and point guard Delonte West, and said that the Dallas Mavericks were ready to defend since the start of the season the championship title in the NBA.

Nowitzki, who has had plenty of time to rest and recover from the effort made ​​last season, was enthusiastic in the "Press Day" team with the arrival of new partners, but also recognized that the output of center Tyson Chandler, baseman Jose Juan Barea and forward Caron Butler were "important."

However, he stressed that the technical direction of the team had achieved quality players and experience were Odom, Carter and West, besides the presence of the Spanish guard Rudy Fernandez, who already has all the papal rule of the visa and arrive in Dallas no problem to join his new teammates.

"It will not be the same team last season, but we will be as or more competitive," said Nowitzki. "Obviously we will need some time to know each other all, but we will be competitive from the start winning."

Odom, 32, 12 as a professional, is a great signing for the Mavericks, who also have not paid anything more than the rights of the first pick in the 2012 college lottery. Your contribution can be decisive and more after the departure of Chandler, who signed as a free agent with New York Knicks.

Carter, released by the Phoenix Suns, but his performance has declined in paragraph offensive, it is still a profitable player in a team like the Mavericks, which should provide minutes.

The same goes for West, whose quality and experience to cover absence and minutes that gave Barea, to be the Minnesota Timberwolves for four seasons and 19 million dollars.

While the big question is what type of use will give the Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle, Fernandez, the Spanish player who was traded by the Portland Trail Blazers at the beginning of summer and that since coming to the NBA has not been given the minutes or the confidence that their quality deserves.

It appeared that Dallas was going to do it, but with the arrival of Carter, who is also a friend and I played with star point guard Jason Kidd , and West again questions about his future in the NBA as a player who can hold.

Kidd has been "excited" to have Carter back companion after having played alongside him in the New Jersey Nets, and said the team had achieved a great professional and a person, who lacked only achieve a League title could be achieved with the Mavericks.

Odom, who after learning the intentions of the Los Angeles Lakers traded to the New Orleans Hornets point guard Chris Paul , an operation that was later vetoed by NBA commissioner David Stern said he was "extremely happy" with the Mavericks.

"I was not going to continue any longer with the Lakers because they did not want me and I also had the capability of the team you really wanted to get pierced," said Odom. "I am happy and with renewed enthusiasm to fight again for a league title."

Meanwhile, Carlisle said he had not yet been able to work in the field with new players, and it was too early to start making judgments on the potential lineup.

"What we do have all very clear is that we have three great players that can help us greatly in the face of the new season and more after the losses we had with Chandler, Barea and Butler," Carlisle assessed. "I'm happy with what we have achieved, although not close the door to improve the squad."

The Mavericks, who are trying to leave the maximum salary cap space for next season to market free agents with potential for a great signing, have in their agenda the possibility of working a shift with the Orlando Magic by the star power forward Dwight Howard.

The Texas team has received permission to speak with the player and Howard to the Mavericks included among the three that agree to be pierced.

The Mavericks owner, billionaire Mark Cuban is aware of this fact and may already be working on real options is to get a player like Howard, who would give the franchise a great future.

Denver Nene covered in gold: $ 67 million for five seasons

The Denver Nuggets are discreetly putting his best pieces in the face of staff training for next season after falling to the power forward Nene, who agreed a five-year and 67 million dollars.

Hilary, who was the best man available was higher than in the free agent market, was the best the Nuggets and also returned as a key player in the team's future, unlike what had happened in Houston, New Jersey and Indiana, who wanted to complement the franchise player.

The Brazilian, considered by many to be the best that was in the free agent market, calm and patient study and final offers understood that the Nuggets were perfect in all respects.

In addition, sources close to the Brazilian international player said his first option was to continue with the Nuggets, a team that gave him every opportunity to develop as a great figure.

Another important aspect in the decision to Hilario has been the presence of coach George Karl, the person who supported him when he discovered a cancerous testicular tumor.

Although the agreement between the Nuggets and Hilario is not yet official, several news sources in Denver reported that the Brazilian player will receive an average salary of $ 13.5 million over the next five years, one more than they could have offered the rest of teams wanted him.

Before an agreement was reached with Hilario, 29, nine as a pro, the Nuggets had also managed the transfer of the Spanish guard Rudy Fernandez and Corey Brewer, Dallas Mavericks, for a right of selection of the second round of university lot.

The arrival of Fernandez and Brewer will help the Nuggets to fill the positions left by free agent Wilson Chandler, JRSmith and Kenyon Martin, who went to play professional basketball in China.

Although Chandler Nuggets hope to recoup when you return to America next March.

Now, with the first major goal achieved, the continuity of Nene, the Nuggets' big goal is to get an arrangement for the equipment remaining in guard Arron Afflalo, a player for Karl, along with Hilary, are key to the team's future.

Karl praised the great contribution he made last season Afflalo despite the instability experienced by the team with the "soap opera" of the transfer of Anthony.

Nuggets coach is hopeful that Fernandez can fit perfectly into the team along with Afflalo and point guard Ty Lawson of headlines, as well as Hilary and Italian Danilo Gallinari forward.

"I am convinced that we will be a winning team and very difficult to overcome when we start our best basketball player," said Karl.

Meanwhile, the Nuggets executive vice president, Masai Ujiri, just complete the lockout, the first thing he told reporters was "Nene is a Nugget."

The Brazilian and his wife, who is from Denver, have established a great relationship with the organization that always supported him in difficult times as they were the very serious knee injury he suffered in the first game of the 2005-06 season and then the fight against cancer, in January 2008.

Lamar Odom Lakers accused of "lacking" respect as a professional and person

Lamar Odom took a little turn in the spotlight in the 'Media Day' from his new team, the Mavericks, publicly accusing his former franchise, Los Angeles Lakers, of having "failed" to respect as a professional and person.

Odom said the way the directors of the Lakers managed the unsuccessful attempt to transfer to the Hornets Chris Paul New Oleans was "regrettable" and without respect for a player who had helped get two league titles.

The new Mavericks player said it hurt the Lakers' decision to send him to the Hornets, but what affected him was the failure to inform him of what they intended to do.

The Mavericks owner Mark Cuban reported that the change which led to Odom to Dallas for a first round selection was done in less than three hours after the Lakers leave the negotiation of three teams that had sent Paul the Hornets.

Odom, who wore the white jersey local Mavericks first spoke about his separation from the team he played for the past six seasons and won two titles.

The player explained that he and his agent, Jeff Schwartz, had no idea that he was involved in a potential transfer with three teams involved.

When he learned immediately made known to the managers of the Lakers who had offended: "I will not speak ill of New Orleans, but there is where I wanted to be. No disrespect to anyone on the team or the city or management, but not where I want to be after playing with the Lakers. It's hard for me to imagine starting over there. "

Odom went further in his assessment of the situation and said that the way in which the Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchack handled it bothered him more than the fact that he was leaving Los Angeles and that his destiny was the franchise of the Hornets: "He had no class or type of personality to me informed of what's going to do. I had no more to talk to him, simply overstep I asked immediately, but the team that I wanted."

Odom wanted to make it clear that before anything else is a professional who deserves respect at work and as a person, not an object: "It was not to go or not New Orleans. It was on as they did. I do not feel respected me. After being there so long and go through so much, I think they could just tell me and probably would have agreed. If someone says you can not be here or there is no room for you, one can understand. I think that's why I took a very personal way. "

Odom was categorical when he said he had much more "class" and "personality" Kupchack, because he told to his face that did not want to go more with the Lakers.

The new Mavericks player also thanked the reaction of affection and gratitude that they had shown all his former teammate, starting with Kobe Bryant and the Spanish power forward Pau Gasol, who had also been included in the transfer, and said he understood that his position on this has been very different from yours: "It is normal to have recognized that sending the Mavericks was not the best option for the team's interests, yet have failed to understand my behavior for what happened."

The Lakers again by Chris Paul and Superman sacrificing Gasol in the operation

After closing two minor signings as Gerald Green, Josh McRoberts, the Lakers still think Chris Paul and Dwight Howard. According to ESPN says, citing an internal source with knowledge of the status of negotiations, the Lakers have returned with a strong interest in the possibility of taking the base of the Hornets in an operation that Pau Gasol would remain a key part despite recent words Kupchack Mitch said he hoped to have the entire season with Pau, Kobe and Bynum.

The problem with the Lakers found is that the Clippers are also intended to Chris Paul despite the arrival of Billups and have already seen two of his proposals were vetoed by the NBA. Thus, the Lakers are looking for a third team to enter the transfer operation after the failed three-way with the Rockets in which Pau would have ended in Houston via New Orleans.

In parallel, the Lakers also weigh the option of Dwight Howard, who has said that only played at the Magic, Nets, Dallas or Lakers. Orlando could get rid of Superman, but wants to get rid in the operation of Turkoglu and his contract. The Florida franchise would have asked to change both Pau and Bynum.

Denver, the fate of Rudy Fernandez

Rudy Fernandez was scheduled to fly to Dallas on Wednesday to join the Mavericks discipline. But the Spaniard forward canceled the flight to certainty about their future. Denver will ultimately be the fate of Mallorca player.

The latest rumors had linked the future of the Wolves' Rudy and the Celtics, and recent signings of his current team, the Mavs, who had hired Vince Carter and Delonte West, was a serious competition for rotation minutes of Dallas. Rick Carlisle, coach of the Mavericks, had said during the 'media day' that "we will see that role has on the team." That is, their status in the NBA champion was more than compromised. With these premises, it was clear the transfer. And it will be Denver, where he joined the former Real Madrid.

Whites, precisely, remained on the lookout in case there was any chance to have him in their ranks. Finally, Rudy will continue his career in the NBA.

Rudy Fernandez: "George Karl called me at five o'clock and I think I fit in Denver"

Rudy Fernandez has already headed for Denver . There awaits the Nuggets, his new team in the NBA, and before departing from Barajas airport has made ​​it clear that face this new stage with great enthusiasm.

"I'm happy for the change. George Karl called me at five o'clock . We were talking on the phone for a while and I think I will adapt perfectly to the style and playing Denver. I think I'll fit. He said he had specifically requested my signing because it fits its game system and dynamics, "said the Spaniard forward.

The NBA has surprised you the transfer from Dallas, but feels valued and believed to be a very important role in the Nuggets' Karl I am well aware of his past as a coach in Europe and its philosophy of play is very European. I have promised that as soon I will be the sixth man and play the minutes from JR Smith, who is in China. "

Rudy begins a new era in the NBA and currently parks his possible return to Real Madrid until June. "My return to Madrid is very difficult, because out of there with a" buyout "is very complicated. Now I owe to Denver is the team that has trusted me and I will give everything for the Nuggets."

"I can think to return to Madrid because I have to do is enjoy the NBA. I feel a little sorry to leave the computer now, I feel very comfortable and I have to thank the deal the club, the fans and all the world. They still have a great team and can compete with Europe's largest, "he said.

The Spaniard has recognized escort in recent days and in the last hours have been very intense and full of uncertainty. Ensure that you have felt very identified with Pau Gasol. "I felt a bit like Pau in the last hours, we are like stickers. I do not understand is that a player like Pau, with everything you've done and all that has earned its path these things happen," he analyzed .

Kaka: "Winning the Ponferradina has been an important point"

The Brazilian footballer Ricardo Kaka Real Madrid on Wednesday praised highly the victory won by the team before the Ponferradina (0-2) in the Copa del Rey, considering it is a good booster after the defeat against FC Barcelona (1-3 ) last Saturday.

"After losing the 'classic', winning the Ponferradina has been an important point," said Kaka, in the words of the club to the media after the campaign sponsor Real Madrid Foundation and the Community of Madrid 'No Child At Christmas no toy '.

In addition, the player just think of adding another victory on Saturday to strengthen the lead in the Liga. "We're going to Seville with all the enthusiasm and eager to put us over the top of the leaderboard," he added.

Neymar: "The pressure is a pleasure"

The Brazilian Neymar striker Santos, said after the match that his team beat Kashiwa Reysol that the expectations placed on him in his debut at the World Club Cup have not been a problem because for him "the pressure is a pleasure."

"I have the impression though that this is a World Cup, a major confrontation," said the player "Peixe" when asked if the attention paid by the media about their debut in the World Club Cup it had been excessive.

In the mixed zone Toyota Stadium in the province of Aichi , where his team won the set 1-3 in the first semifinal Nippon Club World Cup Japan 2011, Neymar added further that these expectations so high is not affected, "because the pressure is a pleasure. "

"If the Barcelona final play with us, we hope to make a good game, "he said regarding the possibility that the Blaugrana team, favorite morning in the other semifinal of the tournament that dispute with the Al Sadd Catari, will stop at the meeting Sunday's crucial to the Saints, ranked by their victory today.

"Today was a debut with victory, which is most important, and I'm very happy," said 19-year Brazilian striker, who scored a goal today from outside the area rails, the triumph of the Saints.

The footballer was humble when asked about whether both should be among the candidates for "best goal of the year" from FIFA and opted to drop a giggle and say "I do not know."

The Estella Santos said he was happy about everything because he has overcome fatigue, which he attributed to the trip to Japan and expected in the Asian country to play the opening match in the competition.

"We've been seven days without a game play and feel a little tired," he added.

Ramalho: "Neymar marked as made in Brazil"

Brazilian Santos coach Muricy Ramalho, was not surprised today that Neymar, who scored a great goal in the team's victory over Kashiwa Reysol, scored in this way because it "usually done in Brazil."

"I think it is growing and today Neymar marked as normally done in Brazil," said the coach in the conference semifinal after the first World Club of Japan, which was held today at Toyota Stadium in the province of Aichi , and in which the whole Japanese team won by 1-3.

"What players like Borges , Neymar or Danilo great goals mark is no surprise because normally they do in Brazil, "he said Ramalho.

Those were the three players who scored the goals from Santos, all executed with great skill and from outside the area.

The coach admitted that the Kashiwa Reysol prevented his team control possession and that his men will have to do if they encounter with Barcelona in the final, because "no team controls the ball better than Barcelona."

The Blaugrana team dispute morning the Japanese city of Yokohama the second semifinal of 2011 Club World Cup against Al Sadd Catar at a meeting in which those of Josep Guardiola are clear favorites.

"Barcelona is very unpredictable," he said in the mixed zone of the stadium Danilo, author of the third goal for Santos today after hitting a lack precision far.

The defense said that if the Saints can improve its performance relative to today's game, in which the Japanese box often disposed of to tie, and win a hypothetical final to Barcelona, ​​the team will need "a very high level of concentration and a little more will and determination "in your game.

However, he recalled that for the Brazilian club this is "an important moment" and that the confidence of all his players "is great" at this time.

Fletcher: another stone in the tortuous path of United this season

As reported by the club itself on its website , the Scottish footballer, 27, will not return to play football for an indefinite period due to ulcerative colitis, inflammatory bowel disease which is chronic. In the press release states that Fletcher takes a while in the case of this disease and has not opted for down your 'continuing desire to play and his loyalty to his club and his country " , which according to United, "has probably committed the possibilities for optimizing their own health and welfare ".

Now, at last accepted "medical advice to take a break from the demands of training and playing in order to offer the best chance to achieve complete remission." The injuries have made ​​a season to forget Since 1986 was made by the coach of Manchester United, so dire a few seasons has had to face Sir Alex Ferguson . Sporting team is not performing as expected Cup runner-up in Europe: the Premier sees his neighbor's far side, the City, is the leader, while in the Carling Cup will leave the Crystal Palace. In Europe things are not going better, and after Christmas will play the second club competition, the Champions League after finishing third in a group that was the clear favorite.

The veteran coach of Glasgow can justify this poor performance in the lesions that is hurting his team. In a very fresh template, which already has an added difficulty due to the coupling of the new additions, some key pieces could not play as expected or may not return to play more . Chicharito is the front holder to Ferguson, but the preseason began with a scare egregious by a blow to the head revealed cerebral dysrhythmia suffering . The ankle has been another weakness of the Mexican: in September and was out of the pitch by an injury after a Chelsea player input Cole, and is now recovering from another (has affected the ligaments of the joint) and will not return until next year.

He who will not play again this season is Vidic, as it has a surgery appointment with the torn ligament in his knee suffered in the Champions League match against Basel. Other 'devils' that are affected by injuries are Young, or Berbato Anderson v. Despite this, no one in England or in Europe, Manchester United doubt that war will continue until the end. If a team can recover from adversity, and has shown many times throughout its history, that is to Old Trafford.

Neymar expected and Barca in the final

Without straining, lifting off the throttle, with the remaining forces to be measured at Barcelona on Sunday in the final of Club World, the Saints got rid of the Japanese champion, the Kashiwa Reysol, by 1-3 on a goal by Neymar , one of the leaders of the party. A ball to the post in the first minutes of Neymar was the prelude soon as the player who scored Barcelona and Real Madrid claim. A great goal from the edge of the area , at 19 minutes, racing an opponent and scoring with the left of parable for the ball to be housed on the networks attached to the Japanese after entering Sugeno post. Only five minutes later emulated Borges fellow team and took a shoe from the edge of the area that slipped like a shell into the goal Nippon. The settlement was the party when there were still 70 minutes left. The Kashiwa Reysol not stopped trying , with more heart than head and eager, though, encouraged by his tireless supporters.

However, although one back through Sakai at the exit of a corner, never seemed to be able to cause an upset. The Saints returned to force the machine shortly after and Danilo was the third to take a free kick for sentencing . Even had the opportunity to make the room, but the ball crashed Ibson for the second time in the post and the party is over between unsuccessful attempts of the Japanese.

Neymar, the main protagonist of the Brazilians and everyone wants to see on Sunday against Barcelona, ​​scored a goal, sent a ball into the post and dribbled into the band plays that led to the applause of the fans Nipponese. But where the player wants to show off Santos is in the final on Sunday: that is their big event.

The case of the Barca striker and the shadow of failure

The top scorer in the history of selection has become a substitute for Barcelona in the last major events. The poor performance of Villa this season points to the possibility that his club listening to offers for him. Faces many challenges, including the shine back on the next Euro. They wanted in the last decade a dozen Barca strikers who failed their country finally in big tournaments. But the condition of a 'gourd' is the default.

Copa America 2011
Argentina surrendered on a gray, partly affected by erratic and criticized Messi who was unable to make a goal in four games. The fans suffered another disappointment albiceleste when his team finished apeada by Uruguay in the quarterfinals. In his locker only scored a victory.

2010 World
complicated classification Sweden after losing to Denmark in the penultimate round of the qualifiers. For the play-offs had to win to Albania in the past and hope that Portugal fails to Malta. Not so second and Ibrahimovic was left without playing his third FIFA World Cup when he was just a few months in Barcelona.

Euro 2008
France completed one of the worst performances that remind you of the Euro in Austria and Switzerland. Just added a point thanks to a draw with Romania in the first game in which Henry was not the owner. Yes it was in the other two, both initialed with a defeat.

2008 African Cup of
Cameroon reached the final. Everything pointed to win the title, but Egypt was the surprise. Eto'o spent all his goals in the previous league. He was unable to score in the last three games.

Copa America 2007
No Ronaldinho and Saviola were called by their selections. Yes went Messi , front holder in Argentina with Tevez . His performances were in a back seat to the grand championship idol signed Juan Roman Riquelme .

2006 World
Again a penalty. Eto'o was kept wanting to play in Germany for a ball sent into bat by fellow Wome in the final match of the African qualifiers. Ivory Coast to Cameroon was ranked brushed hands.

2006 African Cup
Eto'o experienced the bitter side of the sport in the quarter-final against Ivory Coast. We had to go to the shootout. After 23 shooting touch him again then turn the Barcelona striker, who sent the ball into the stands and his team left out.

Euro 2004
The Netherlands Kluivert appeared among those elected to return to the Netherlands to the forefront of world football. Just had no choice to challenge the position of a Van Nistelrooy who was top scorer of his team with four goals.

Copa America 2004
Saviola appeared at this event. Despite his three goals, was the fourth choice of front albiceleste. Although Messi had already participated in the Barcelona first team barely had time to even point the player he is today.

2002 World Cup
Holland failed to qualify for Korea and Japan. Kluivert spent the summer at home and Saviola , who found no place in a marching combined with Argentine Hernan Crespo , Batistuta , Lopez louse or Caniggia as forwards.

Copa America 2001
Rivaldo was the star of Barcelona who drank low hours until the last game to ensure their qualification for the Champions League. He succeeded thanks to a goal from Brazilian Chilean against Valencia, when the game was 2-2. Yet it was not convened by Luis Filipe Scolari for the Copa America that year. The coach preferred to rely on Guilherme , Ewerthon and Jardel . Brazil was eliminated by Honduras in the quarterfinals. Rivaldo returned with his pick in the 2002 World Cup, scoring five goals and was included in the Dream Team of the tournament.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Onyia received a two-year ban for a second time

Josephine Onyia will be two years without competition, as happened between the winter of 2008 and 2010, when he was the punishment for their first positive (double but was only for legal purposes, as the second occurred without notification first), when he found Methylhexaneamina in Lausanne rally (September 2, 2008) and clenbuterol in Stuttgart (September 23). The competition committee of the Spanish Athletics Federation (RFEA) decided to apply this penalty after he tested positive again for Methylhexaneamina at the meeting in Madrid on July 9.

Nigeria-born hurdler Spanish citizen since April 2007 has avoided the sanction in perpetuity. Perhaps because the stimulant is a substance found in the classified and specific, which may have inadvertently ingested, although it is possible that, again, the International Federation (IAAF) is shown unseemly and appeal the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS )-as it did in 2008 when the RFEA decided to exonerate his athlete-to be punished for life.

The Spanish record holder in the 100 m hurdles (12.50) active in the Valencia Terra i Mar and group training in bleach until Rafa coach and president of the club was informed of the new positive your athlete, who kept his own side after the first case of doping. Onyia, after testing positive and losing both the Championship of Spain as the World Cup, went to America, where he resides with his partner. Last week he reappeared in the athletic stadium of Turia. Onyia returned to Valencia to pick up their belongings and selling the flat where they lived in the city and bought his agent, Julia Garcia.

The positive Onyia came just six months after his first competition after serving his doping ban. The Blanquer athlete was far from his best records. Now can be found at the end of a career full of stains.

Asafa Powell will run indoors in preparation for London 2012

Jamaican sprinter Asafa Powell, world explusmarquista 100 freestyle, held for the first time in eight years indoor season as part of their preparation for the 2012 London Olympics.

In its program for the upcoming season, highlights a meeting in Birmingham (England) on 18 February. This city will host the team's Jamaican in July and August.

Powell, who since 2004 does not run in 'indoor', believes that the indoor can be "ideal preparation" for an Olympic year. "I love racing indoors and now I have the opportunity to run in Birmingham, which is exciting," he confessed.

"The level of the athletes there is always powerful and if you want to fight for the medals, I need to run against the best all the way to the Olympics. It is not so much for the games and every minute counts," he said about it.

Powell, who is the most capped athlete has dropped 10 seconds in the 100 meters, is also considering competing at the World Indoor Championships in Istanbul, which will take place next March.

Last July, he ran 9.91 seconds in the hectometer in Birmingham, but it caused decrease in the Daegu World ( South Korea ) due to injury. It was world record holder from 2005 to 2008. His great rival in London will be his compatriots Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake and American Tyson Gay.

Kobe Bryant rebels

The effects of transfer of base frustrated Chris Paul to the Lakers in the NBA are being noted and this time the criticism has come from the very Lakers star, Kobe Bryant, once they learned of the departure of forward Lamar Odom to the Dallas Mavericks. Recent decisions taken by the directors of the Lakers have not been welcomed by Bryant, who after training on Sunday to conclude the transfer of Odom defined as a "gift" the greatest rival team that nobody understands. Comprise less Lakers Odom output when the general manager himself, Mitch Kupchak, praised the great contribution he had made the team during the last seven seasons, including two league titles.

In addition, transferred to Odom Lakers receiving no major player in return, and goes to the Mavericks, the league champions, the executioners of last season. "To be honest with you, I do not like anything here," said Bryant. "It's very hard to lose Lamar (Odom). Pau Gasol continues here and thank you for it. They are players who have starred in fierce battles and not easy to assimilate their way '. In Dallas there is a great environment welcomes the arrival of Odom, the new partner of the Spanish guard Rudy Fernandez, and Texas coach Rick Carlisle has already defined its acquisition as a "key" to the team's future.

"Without Tyson Chandler, Odom's arrival will enable us to form one of the best attacks in the league when a Dirk Nowitzki and Shawn Marion," said Carlisle. Odom, 32, comes to the Mavericks with 12 seasons of NBA experience and averages 14.4 points, 8.7 rebounds and made three assists in 82 games played last league. Bryant and Derek Fisher were the basis stated publicly that they do not understand anything that happens within the team now come rumors of the possible arrival of the center Dwight Howard, which could cost the Lakers center Andrew Bynum output and Gasol, depending on what they can ask for the Orlando Magic. "It's very difficult for a basketball player can focus with this type of situation," praised Fisher, president of the union and harshly criticized as the "veto" imposed by the NBA commissioner, David Stern, the transfer of Paul. "I am very disappointed by Odom and Gasol. For me, Lamar had not gone. "

Marc Gasol renewed with the Memphis Grizzlies for a millionaire

The middle brother of the Gasol tweeted that he was anxious to get back to camp and be back with their peers. " I do not find time to return to the field with the rest of my teammates , "he writes literally Gasol. Although the president of the Memphis team, Michael Heisley, had also announced that outweigh any kind of offer that they should make Gasol the other NBA teams, including the Houston Rockets, who had a four-year, 55 million dollars, the Grizzlies have not wanted to comment in writing by the pivot Twitter Catalan. A spokesman for the Grizzlies tonight consulted by Efe said " the team had nothing to say officially about the situation in which Gasol was because it was a personal comment that appeared on page Gasol social . " However, the local newspaper "The Commercial Appeal" reported that Gasol and the Grizzlies had reached an agreement in principle to sign a contract for four years and 58 million dollars.

The money would Gasol will receive over 55 million offered by the Rockets and confirm the statements made ​​by Heisley, who were to give more money to ensure their continuity in a sports project, which is considered "key." Heisley wants to keep the core team won last season when Gasol was with the power forward Zach Randolph , forward Rudy Gay and guard Mike Conley . The Grizzlies gave the big surprise get their first series win of the finals after eliminating San Antonio Spurs in the Western Conference. Gasol, 26, and three as a professional in the NBA, was instrumental in last season's winning record and with the Grizzlies Randolph allowed the team to Memphis to be the best in points scored from inside the paint with 51.5 points per game average.

"Super Mario Gómez": the high scorer in the wake of Messi and Ronaldo

He played on Sunday was a special game for Mario Gomez. The Bayern Munich to Stuttgart to visit his former team, but as good 'killer' of the area that is, put aside your feelings and wiped out the club that released in Europe with two goals to win Munich materialized. A doublet that confirms him as one of the rams as the world most of the few who can keep up with Messi and Ronaldo . Gomez leads the top scorers in the Bundesliga with 15 goals, one ahead of Huntelaar , the Dutch who plays for Schalke and had a brief stint in the Real Madrid . A spectacular figure that has been in fifteen matches, which has a record of an encounter both . The stars of Real Madrid and Barcelona command the Pichichi in the league with 17 goals after 16 games. This keeps success in the Champions League group stage which finished with 6 goals, sharing the top scorer poster precisely Messi. 

The best virtue of Mario Gomez has always been the pinnacle , is a center forward who are called "life". Within the area is where most performance out of his virtues as a player, and away she loses prominence and importance. Since I made ​​the leap to professionalism has had good records scorers. Stuttgart's shirt managed 63 goals in 121 appearances, while his three seasons at Bayern has already exceeded fifty. With the help of Heynckes has progressed as a player. It is now a more complete striker with a wider range auction and may leave the penalty area without being in a strange habitat. 

Ribery, Robben , Kroos, Muller ... all his colleagues are aware of the exceptional condition as he lives, and seek to exploit for the good of the team. On the horizon is the final of the Champions League to be played at the Allianz Arena in Munich , their stadium, their home. And a month after the European Championship, which will come forward as the owner of the Mannschaft , the most obvious contender for the title with Spain. 

Gomez wants to revenge and curdle a good championship for his country, Germany, he chose instead to 'The Red', as it has dual nationality . In 2008 had a secondary role, and in the World 2010 also overshadowed by the emergence of Muller. This wants to be their year, and based on goals you want to show.

Javier Fernandez in Canada excels and surprises

The Spanish Javier Fernandez has shone in the ISU Grand Prix Final in Quebec (Canada) and has achieved the third position in the short program with a score of 81.26.

Fernandez, who this morning has become the first Spanish dispute this test reserved for the top six athletes in the season, has only been surpassed by the world champion, Canadian Patrick Chan, the only one who has signed two wins quotations from the Grand Prix this season and has also signed his world record of the season (86.63) and American Jeremy Abbott (82.66).

Fernandez embroidered in its action a quadruple 'toe' and a triple Axel highly valued by judges, but failed to complete its combination triple lutz-triple toe ', thus leaving in just a double, which prevented him from sealing an exercise could have been branded as perfect.

"I have to keep working with my triple flip 'and triple' Lutz 'for the championship of Spain and the European Championships because they are my worst jumps," said the skater Spanish.

Fernandez will attempt to climb one place in the long program, because it has a more difficult exercise than the U.S. Abbott. Spanish sport has only 1.4 points behind the American.

Men's short program:
1 .- Patrick Chan (CAN) 86.63 points
2 .- Jeremy Abbott (USA) 82.66
3 .- Javier Fernandez (ESP) 81.26
4 .- Yuzuru Hanyu (JPN) 79.33
5 .- Daisuke Takahashi (JPN) 76.49
Michal Brezina 6 .- (CZE) 75.26.

Javier Fernandez, bronze in Quebec

The Spanish skater Javier Fernandez has posted a bronze medal in the final of the 2011 ISU Grand Prix Quebec in the wake of the last two world champions, Canadian Patrick Chan and Japan's Daisuke Takahashi.

Fernandez, who won the fourth-best long program note (166.29, PB), maintained the square obtained in the first round and managed a podium finish in his first appearance in the top six in the world.

Fernandez embroidered in the first two elements of the exercise with the notes of Verdi's operas, interestingly the two most difficult of the entire program, four times 'toe' and four times 'Salchow', and, as says the website ISU, became the only skater who got to do both in a clean.

"I did not feel the pressure after the short program, because as I've always tried to focus on my own performance to do their best. The Final is just another competition, but the experience here will help me gain confidence in me. I can do better and I can win if you work harder, "the Spaniard said at a news conference.

After the bronze medal, Javier Fernandez next week to take part again in the Championship of Spain to be held in Jaca next weekend and continued development of the two major events of the season, the UEFA European Championship and the the World.

Derrick Rose Chicago Bulls charged at 94 million in five years

The MVP of last season in the NBA, Derrick Rose, is close to extending his contract with the Chicago Bulls. The former University of Memphis, with a contract in force in the Windy City nearly $ 7 million, would renew for four more seasons, as reported by the magazine Slam.

Rose's salary would amount to 94 million dollars in 5 years, thanks to a new normal collective agreement recently signed in which it allows certain rookies receive a salary of more than 30% salary cap signed to reward performance. This new rule is known as the 'Derrick Rose Rule', since the base is the best example of it. Man Bulls franchise will have a salary level of the likes of superstar Dirk Nowitzki, Pau Gasol or Amare Stoudamire. Rose charged 2 million more per year than LeBron James.

Rose, born in Chicago and of humble origins, became the 2010-2011 season in the first regular season MVP belonging to the Bulls since Michael Jordan's second retirement in 1998 and is a reference in the NBA. With this renewal, Chicago wants to reward the player and give you even more All-Star category.

'RIP' by Hamilton in Detroit and Boston's changing kilos of muscles Davis Bass

The NBA does not stop market, and followed the signings, renewals, dismissals and transfers.

Richard Hamilton , three-time All Star 'and the password of the Pistons in the last decade, has been freed after splitting with the Detroit franchise. 'RIP' and the franchise of the 'Motown' has reached an agreement to terminate the player's contract (he had left 19 million for two years and the Pistons will be paid 11). The Bulls Derrick Rose seems to be the fate of the veteran escort.

The Clippers have become the major market leaders in the last hours. After suffering the refusal to transfer Hornets Chris Paul from the former 'poor relation' has decided to match the million dollar offer from the Warriors for DeAndre Jordan to retain the promising pivot.

A transfer that has gone unnoticed and has something very important is that it has done with Brandon Bass (11.2 points and 5.2 rebounds) in the Celtics. To reach this burly player (2.03 m and 120 kilos of muscle) in Boston have had to break away from the rotund (2.06 m and 130kg.) Glen 'Big Baby' Davis (11.7 points and 5, 5 rebounds), a player who offered high performance with the proud green, and Von Wafer .

Last movements formalized by the NBA
· Rockets: Marcus Firman Norris, Jeremy Lin claim and add Ibrahim to its campus Jaab preseason. · Grizzlies: Marc Gasol Sheet · Sixers: Tony Battie Renew · Clippers: DeAndre Jordan to Renew · Celtics: Brandon Bass acquired in exchange for sending Orlando to Glen Davis and Von Wafer. JaJuan Johnson chips and E'Twaun Moore. Sasha Pavlovic renewed. · Bulls: Brian Scalabrine Renew · Cavaliers: Anthony Parker Renew and sacked JP Prince · Mavericks: Renew Brian Cardinal and sign Vince Carter and Drew Neitzel. · Pistons: Richard Hamilton Fired · Timberwolves: Derrick Williams signed · Raptors: Anthony Carter Sheet

Kupchak: "We hope that Pau Gasol, Bynum and Bryant are here all season,"

The General Manager of Los Angeles Lakers, Mitch Kupchak, acknowledged that the team had suffered a major "bust" the failure of the transfer of guard Chris Paul and forward Lamar Odom flatly refused to go into the franchise.

The sport management responsible for the Lakers was not overly affected by the transfer winked frustrated and Pau Gasol, but notice: "We believe we have three of the best players in the NBA, Bynum, Pau and Kobe- . hope you're here all season, "but acknowledged that it is working on "big signings".

Kupchak tried to explain what had happened in the last four days in which the Lakers have lost their point guard Chris Paul and the progress of Lamar Odom, who decided to leave the franchise knowing that was included in the trade to the Hornets .

The GM said that after Odom's refusal to continue with the Lakers, he had no choice but to work in a transfer which would not have to get any player to change and that they offered only the Mavericks.

"I know that we helped the Mavericks, but was the only way we had to not receive any player to change and do a right choice, "said Kupchak. "Also, I think Lamar (Odom) deserved to go to a team with aspirations given its class."

When it came to explain what had happened with the failed transfer of Paul, Kupchak said he had been a surprise veto of the NBA commissioner, David Stern: "I think the best definition I can make is that his decision was completely unexpected and then could not bring back a second phase of negotiations because we believe that we would find the same problem, "said Kupchak.

Rudy Fernandez: "I have the visa to Dallas"

Rudy Fernandez has finally got a visa to travel to the United States and thus be able to join the discipline will be his new team in the NBA, Dallas Mavericks.

"Thank God I have the visa to Dallas tomorrow," he confirmed, through its account at 'twitter' the Spaniard, who had to spend several days in Madrid due to this mishap.

In fact, after saying goodbye to the fans of Real Madrid's game Dec. 4 at Valencia Basket, could not travel to Dallas because of this problem, allowing him to play well last Thursday's game against Euroleague Maccabi Tel Aviv.

After the meeting and confirmed after the end of 'lockout' Rudy Fernandez could no longer play with Real Madrid, but had to follow several days in the capital to finish solving bureaucratic problems.

Now, the former Portland Trail Blazers will travel to meet their new colleagues and hear firsthand the plans that the club has for him, with the parish Madrid very aware of what happens, if it were the case of early return .

Gene: "Ferrari is so favored as the most after the rule change"

Ferrari test driver Marc Gene said the Italian team has many options in the next Formula 1 World Championship. "After the rule change, Ferrari is so favored as the most at the same level as Red Bull and McLaren-Mercedes."

Gene, who spoke during delivery of the Banco Santander scholarships to young talents in 2011, applauded the season Fernando Alonso: "He's done an incredible year. Without him, there would have been possible ten could and that it I know, knows the team and Ferdinand himself. "

Catalan matches when the Spaniard Alonso himself said that in 2011 has done its best season: "I agree with that is the year that best drove in his career." "If I had to pick the three best drivers of the year Fernando Alonso put first, second to Vettel, who has impeccable qualifications and races and third in Jenson Button" he said.

Marc Gene recognized that has not yet seen the new Ferrari car for next season but said he has "great confidence" for the next year: "We have long been working for 2012, but I have little information about the new car, but We worked really, thoroughly for next year to have a winning car and Fernando Ferrari. We have to win and we win in the history of Ferrari, Fernando and our 'partners'. "

Hamilton, in the London Underground to raise awareness about alcohol

If a few hours ago Andres Iniesta up the Tokyo subway and its presence went almost unnoticed, not so with Lewis Hamilton, who did the same in London. The McLaren driver did as an ambassador for responsible drinking, Diageo, a company that brings together various brands such as Johnnie Walker, one of the sponsors of his squad.

The presence of English was even announced by the mayor of the capital of the United Kingdom, which also noted several measures, including the night of December 31 will be distributed free water bottles with messages about alcohol moderation.

Hamilton was distributing several pamphlets with tips like. "We all want to have fun in this holiday season, but that good time would be even better if you can remember back home safely. Thanks to sponsorship from Diageo, returning home after some fun that night will be much easier to be able to do for free. This campaign reminds us to drink responsibly on that great night and never take the car. I hope this serves as a reminder to all Londoners and foreign visitors who choose to receive the new year in our city, have fun but with responsibility, "he said.

Chelsea warms and lights the Premier

He has never gone to surrender or go to Chelsea and Lampard reminded that those who doubted it. The England midfielder, who was on the field only just over one quarter of an hour, was the one that ended with the City and warmed to his team, who won reinstatement to the Premier the leader, far unbeaten in the English championship.

The set of Mancini, a brave of those who are not (you can use all the quotes you want), faltered in Stamford Brigde with less. Clichy saw his second yellow in 58 'and the City, which was tied at one, leaned back satisfied with what had been achieved. The message was clear Italian sky blue and the team was punished with a penalty goal, caused by a few hands of Lescott in 84 '. Lampard, old fox, did not miss the chance and Hart shot where it hurts most, that he had not intervened despite the siege too local.

A full-blown battle
Mario Balotelli opened the scoring just start the game, but to no avail to the City, which did not give the size in a stadium that always smokes. From there, they went quemadísimos those of Mancini.

Chelsea went to see them come and Balotelli Ivanovic portrayed asleep early. Agüero got a good ball between the lines and the IOL 45 is Serbian and then Cech, who cut to mark the empty net. Challenging goal held the stands, he was afraid all night.

The Villas-Boas, with the party cooking, without eating or drinking tied. Sturridge broke into the side and Meireles made it 1-1 shortly after a clear penalty Cole Silva he was not brought to the spot.

The canary player ended with a face, also Torres, blue, but that was without playing a single minute. The opposite happened with Mata, more and more important, and Oriol Romeu, Spanish bastion in the center of the field of Villas-Boas.

Fear is paid
the second half was another story with the expulsion of Clichy, which activated the alarm technician visitor. Mancini field erased Silva Kun and put Kolo Toure and De Jong, plumbers did not fix a pipe that ended drowning the City, who died with that penalty which Lampard converted. Chelsea put seven of the leader and, incidentally, did a favor to United, only two of which ended Manchester City surrendered for fear of defeat.

Monday, December 12, 2011

In Los Angeles believe that Chris Paul could put Kobe horns with neighbors Clippers

Los Angeles Clippers and Hornets are close to an agreement for the transfer of Chris Paul to the Lakers, as published by the Los Angeles Times. The base is, along with Howard, the desired player and sound market for several teams, one LA Clippers.

After the operation the Lakers frustrated by the NBA, Paul seems to only two destinations in mind : New York and Clippers. The base is very difficult to go to the Big Apple, so the choice of the 'poor relation' of the entire Lakers win. The Lakers sent the Hornets to Kaman, Eric Bledsoe, Al Farouq Aminu and the first draft pick in 2012 they received from Minnesota. Eric Gordon of interest to New Orleans, but not enter into the transaction. As reported in Sports Illustrated, several players involved in the operation and its surroundings have been told they will play in New Orleans .

Vinny of the Black, coach of the Clippers, responded when asked about the possible arrival of Paul: "We seek always to improve our team and if there is any chance we'll sit down to listen, but I am delighted with the players I have now make adjustments if we see fit. If we will look at opportunities. "

This operation could alienate Pau Gasol of the Golden State Warriors, since the transfer of Spanish at San Francisco pivot depends on the operation of the Lakers' Paul. It is expected that the NBA, as the owner of the Hornets, to study the operation over Monday.

Deron Williams called "bully" to David Stern and awaits the arrival of Dwight Howard

Deron Williams did not mince words when asked for his opinion on the transfer of Chris Paul frustrated the Lakers in the NBA : "He knows he is a bully, not a secret. I think the whole world knows. Fighting a bully, you can not go against him. I think every owner of a large business is a bully, so get success. "

D-Will has a good relationship with Chris Paul, and was frustrated by the non-signing of his friend: "It's very hard for him and I'm sorry. We are friends and not know what will happen to him in the future . It's very frustrating and I understand that those involved in the operation are very angry, thinking that changed teams and now have to return, is a strange situation. "

The Nets' franchise player could not hide his joy for the possible arrival of Dwight Howard in New Jersey . The base confirmed that talks often the player Orlando and smile when contemplating the possibility of his signing: "I do not know if you talk to him may be cause for fine, but we are friends and if I want to talk to him I will call, because we have a good relationship. " When asked about a possible imminent arrival, former player of Besiktas pulled humor: "I do not know, I'm General Manager, I am GM in training."

Kobe Bryant: "Pau Gasol is still here and I thank you for it"

"Pau Gasol is still here and I thank you. When you've been in a thousand battles with some players, it becomes very hard to end up leaving," said Kobe Bryant after practice Sunday in Los Angeles Lakers, reports .

It is inevitable that the star Angeleno knew the intentions of the upper echelons of the franchise about a possible 'trade' in Spanish . His words sound similar to what Michael tells Fredo Corleone before giving the kiss of death: "You broke my heart."

Bryant himself was quite upset about the transfer of Lamar Odom to the Dallas Mavericks in exchange for a first-round pick in 2012. "I did not like," confessed the Angels to escort Los Angeles Times . "I've known Lamar for quite some time and it means a lot to the team in terms of versatility. Thanks to his personality a lot of weight in the locker room and helps the group has chemistry," he continued.

Although stand against this operation, Bryant defended the work of Mitch Kupchak, Lakers general manager. "Mitch has proven over the years that can build great teams. You just have to trust that it will again."

The weekend has been tough for the franchise angelina frustrated after the acquisition of guard Chris Paul and Pau Gasol out of Houston and Lamar Odom to the Hornets . Many homeowners were opposed to the operation. "I do not think Mark Cuban is complaining now, after having hired Odom," protested Bryant.

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