Tuesday, May 15, 2012

The return of Cain Velasquez and his new challenge Antonio 'Bigfoot' Silva

On 26 May, will the return of Cain Velasquez, a fighter of Mexican descent, former heavyweight champion, who was dethroned by the reigning Junior Dos Santos suddenly and unexpectedly for many.

Cain Velasquez is a well-rounded fighter, is based on wrestling, and great handling of kickboxing, has an excellent fitness, allowing you to maintain a high level of intensity throughout their matches.

Velasquez goes well the beating with the takedowns, and once he takes his opponents flush with canvas, is brutal to the ground and pound, so it has most of his wins via TKO, likes to get into position crucifix or put the knee in the stomach of his opponent and download a high volume of punches.

When he won the title, Cain defeated Brock by TKO at Lensnar 4minutos twelve seconds of the first assault, with that victory would put his record to 9 wins without defeat.

But that fight had great consequences for Cain, had a major shoulder injury that sidelined him for over a year, that idle along with the media pressure, in my opinion had an unfavorable effect on the performance of his first defense.

I had the opportunity to meet personally Cain has done seminars in my school and I've interviewed several times, I think it's a very simple and has worked hard to get where he has come. The opinion gave me when I interviewed him in Anaheim, a day before his fight with Dos Santos, Cain was a nervous, overwhelmed by the media, to carry the weight of being the next big Latino figure.

I think that, coupled with the lack of activity in the octagon will weight a lot, and as mentioned on previous occasions, a blow from a heavyweight, 4-ounce gloves, you can finish any fighter in the division of the whole in the blink of an eye.

On that occasion Dos Santos connected a powerful achievement flown above the ear, which he knocked Cain, later followed him to the floor with good instincts and not let it recover. Although Cain lost the title and undefeated, is undeniably great a champion you have, and I think Cain can return to recover eventually, but first he must pass a big test against Antonio Silva.La key to this fight will be held in a safe distance and out with his hit, to exploit their greater speed and at the right time, break down and make your specialty, overwhelmed with a large number of hits on the floor his opponent and look for the TKO.

Meanwhile Antonio Silva is a very dangerous fighter, but I came off a loss against a training partner of Cain, Daniel Cormier in Strikeforce. Antonio Silva came before the fight of a run of 3 wins, counted among his opponents to former UFC champion, Andrei Arlovski and legend and who was long considered the best heavyweight on the planet, Fedor Emeilianenko.

Antonio Silva looked impressive against Fedor fought well and standing on the floor, this black belt in Brazilian jiujitsu, took a chair control positions, and managed to finish the fight via TKO.

It will be interesting to see in this great card of UFC 146, if Cain can impose its speed scrimmage, his takedowns and ground and pound or will be Antonio "Big Foot" Silva who is positioned as a new figure in the UFC heavyweight.

The UFC 147: Silva vs Belfort II will be in Minas Gerais, Brazil and Sao Paulo

Minas Gerais is the second state in Brazil to receive a UFC event. On June 23, the "Mineirinho" arena of Belo Horizonte, will the UFC147 in what will be the third visit of UFC to Brazil under the tutelage of Zuffa.

Established as one of the largest and most comprehensive sands of the country, "Mineirinho" meets all the requirements of UFC, making it the ideal place to host an event with the quality standards required by Zuffa.

Considered one of the largest markets in the world of UFC, with the United States and Canada, Brazil has already hosted two events in Rio de Janeiro.

"It's perfect for our fans and the UFC to expand our offices in Brazil. The UFC is exploring the territory and Minas Gerais is the third largest state in the country. Not only is it a matter of having the Mineirinho, this city also hosts a large number of official events and is located in a central area and the country's tourism. This will be a fantastic experience for the fans, "said Marshall Zelaznik, director of international expansion.

 The New Kids leads the UFC 147

The end of the first Brazilian edition ñ to the reality show The Ultimate Fighte r main attraction brings the rematch between coaches of TUF, Vitor Belfort and Wanderlei Silva, who already met once in the octagon for 14 to ñ you.

The event will also serve to crown the TUF champions Brazil, where it is dealt two UFC contracts.

Fans will have the opportunity to observe the long-awaited rematch between Vitor Belfort (21-9-0) and Wanderlei Silva (01/11/34), who found the second time since his first appointment in 1998.

At the time in Sao Paulo during the previous administration of the UFC, Vitor knocked out Wanderlei Silva in 44 seconds. Since then, fanácticos of MMA has asked for a rematch.

 Belfort comes fresh after his victory over Anthony Johnson at UFC 142, Silva knocked out while Cung Le in the UFC 139.

Finalists in each division presented in the show, which will have its final episode on Sunday before the event, will meet at the main card. The two winners, a featherweight and a medium to receive contracts with the largest MMA promotion in the world.

Floyd Mayweather Jr and Miguel Cotto raised $ 94 million in PPV

LAS VEGAS - The last bout May 5 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Miguel Cotto, raised $ 94 million in Pay Per View, as reported by HBO Sports.

The "Kings of the Ring" was signed by 1.5 million households, however, Richard Sheffer, Golden Boy Promotions, said the figure could rise in coming days.

Mayweather-Cotto came in second and bought the biggest fight this battle without heavyweight, behind only Mayweather. De La Hoya, which earned $ 137 million.

"Money" has earned the nickname the hard way, in nine performances has generated 9.6 million sales, making a total of $ 563 million in PPV.

In addition, the Nevada State Athletic Commission, said Mayweather-Cotto was the ninth biggest gain in entries, generated $ 12, 000, 150 million, sold 14, 612 tickets.

Seeks rival Juan Manuel Marquez

MEXICO - The interim champion super lightweight World Boxing Association, Juan Manuel Marquez, seeks rival for the month of July at the Cowboy Stadium, Arlington, Texas.

Marquez looks for the fourth lawsuit against Manny Pacquiao, but first wants to have a bout of preparation, there are several names in the table, Marquez has until next week to decide.

"What we want now is a rival, preferably left-handed, for that would be critical because the is Pacquiao," said Ignacio Beristain the newspaper La Jornada.

In addition to seeking a boxer with left guard, they want someone to be blockbuster, so that finding a boxer with both characteristics is complicated.

Possible opponents include: Brandon Rios, Zab Judah, Mercito Gesta and Erik "Terrible" Morales.

The problem with Rios is their lack of commitment in his last two fights has not given the weight Gesta and Judah are not economically profitable, Morales would be a good option, the problem would be economic.

Brian Viloria defeated Omar Nino and retained the WBO flyweight title

PHILIPPINES - Brian Viloria (31-3, 18 KOs) retained the world title fly World Boxing Organization by knocking out Mexican Omar Nino Romero (02/05/31, 13 KOs) in nine episodes in the Sports Arena in Manila Philippines.

Viloria was finally able to take revenge of the Child, whom he had met twice, lost the first and the second was declared no contest because the Mexican tested positive for doping.

This time things were different, Brian dominated from start to finish to Mexico, he went out with a cut left eye in the fifth roll.

In the ninth assault, Viloria ended his work, I connect a right and topped with a powerful left hook to the face for cimbrar every bone in Mexico, which made the corner of the visitor climb into the ring and stopped the fight.

Serena Williams is crowned in Madrid

Serena Williams is back? Only time will tell. What is clear is that keeps winning. The U.S. proclaimed champion of the Mutua Madrid Open after defeating the final against Victoria Azarenka in two rounds. This is the second title of the season for the smallest of the Williams. Interestingly, the second on clay. After winning the green clay of Charleston, also shows his authority over the controversial Blue Magic Box.

Serena Williams raises his fist to the sunny skies of Madrid. You just won the final against Victoria Azarenka , current world No. 1, by an aggregate score of 6-1, 6-3 in one hour and four minutes in a clash played at the stadium Manolo Santana. The start of game was delayed because Serena asked the umpire to leave the locker room to change his undershirt. She was willing to put pressure from the start. What she described as "a skating rink" in the days before he became a veritable minefield for Azarenka who did not see coming missiles that came from the other side. The break of the U.S. warned in the opening game little battle. There was none. The Belarusian barely make 15 points in the first act, which gave up to three times its service, giving the sleeve with a double fault.

The second set started and ended the first, with a stunning Serena reminded that player who intimidated opponents on the track. Solid service, impressive with his right and decisive in the important moments of each game, soon to open gap on the scoreboard. Even the small crowd that filled the stands began to savor the intensity that requires a Premier Mandatory end like this. Serena authoritatively resolved the clash with a direct kick and added the title number 41 in his career, fifth on clay, the first in Madrid and the second of the season. Only time will tell if he can aspire to greater heights, but so far has shown that resources still to be there. Meanwhile, Azarenka fell for the second consecutive year and will have decisive duel to settle for keeping the reign of the WTA, which seems to have settled throne in front of the Maria Sharapova , Agnieszka Radwanska , Petra Kvitova or Samantha Stosur who were staying in the road.

From Madrid to Heaven Blue

Roger Federer became champion of the Mutua Madrid Open 2012 after defeating the final three sets to Tomas Berdych, a victory that allowed the Swiss match the record of 20 Masters 1000 Rafael Nadal of relieving at number 2 in the classification ATP. This is the title number 74 in his career and the fourth in a season and won in Rotterdam, Dubai and Indian Wells.

He was the player who best adapted to the circumstances. Neither good nor bad, there was. He went from room to encourage debate in press and devoted himself to play. Only way to explain the victory of Roger Federer on Tomas Berdych at the Madrid final by an aggregate score of 3-6, 7-5 and 7-5 after two hours and thirty-seven minutes in a clash played at the stadium Manolo Santana. Berdych knew his options in the final jump without passing through the track complex. The favorites it was his rival and he had to look at just how well he had done all week. That confidence was what led him to be the first to break the serve of his opponent in the second game of the stake, thanks to two direct-remains the last with a two-handed backhand cross-house brand. Thomas closed his fist in the open gap in the score (3-0), knowing how expensive it sells its service. However, the Czech is the second player gets the most points this season with his first serve just behind the gunboat Milos Raonic . Did not yield even one meter in track. He moved gingerly on the slippery mat and honed his peephole with a pounding right that prevented Federer's reaction. Federer saved two balls set (15-40) with their service, but could not prevent the button up the first set czech below.

Federer took off alarms when requested medical assistance in the exchange. It was a short talk and jumped to the mat to try a comeback. Graduate it soon, then took the first option to break in their favor in the party to sign the break at the start of the second act. Federer took confidence and improved his numbers; Berdych began to fail him before and give the Swiss got free points. Everyone pointed to the third set at 5-4 and 40-30 (set point) for Federer when the Swiss smashed his volley into the net. Berdych took the opportunity to get back into the game, turn to it and put the balance back on the scoreboard. Even Will Smith , one of the most famous faces in the VIP box, seemed surprised by the level of tennis was slowly increasing. And when everyone suspected that might happen in the tie-break, Swiss lace came to rest. The Czech double-faulted, his first in the party, but end up bringing the party to the third set.

Tennis is round. By way of example the opening game of the third set where Federer had to save a 15-40 that could have altered the development of the party. The Basel solved the momentol of trouble and led the party to the psychological side, as is known than his rival. Perhaps he remembered some of the defeats of the past, in the 2004 Olympics or Wimbledon 2010, defeats which he confessed at a press conference he did much damage. The balance was not broken until the end of the game rush. Two consecutive double faults gave Berdych a new break to Federer in the eighth game (5-3), which failed again when closing the game with their service. And everyone noticed the final tie-break when Roger enjoyed a 0-40 to close the match. He missed the first three. Not the fourth, with which he could savor the sweetness of glory. Arms in the air and look at the sky. Forged hard-earned victory, suffered from the silence and talent.

Tipsarevic Federer overwhelms and seek their third title in Madrid

Roger Federer has overwhelmed the Serbian Janko Tipsarevic (2-6, 3-6) to seal his move to the finals of the Mutua Madrid Open, fourth Masters 1000 of the season, which will face Czech Tomas Berdych made his third Madrid title (2006 and 2009) which is also the last step of the Swiss in his quest for world number two.

Federer had no problems before a Tipsarevic who tried but could not cope with Basel, although the day before was the best player in the waste currently Djkovic Novak. Federer seems to be uncomfortable in the blue track of the Magic Box and is one victory to oust Rafa Nadal's number two in the ATP, in addition to equal the record of 20 Masters 1000 of Manacor.

Serbian tennis player began facing down, demonstrating that holds quality and also is one of those players able to move fast on the track, taking out his racket in any strange position. However, the Serbian defense not worried the Swiss. Federer looked the reverse of his opponent and finally came forward making the break in the fourth game (1-3).

The set stood face to a Roger Federer ready to make another final, the fifth in Madrid, possibly on the fast track. With the deployment usual Swiss Tipsarevic had no choice and could only add one more game than his rival ended up clinching the first set (2-6). Federer's hunger was stronger than the faith of Serbia, which had left everything on the blue track yesterday to fellow 'Nole'.

Then followed Federer Janko complicating life. The Serb ran from one side to another and the Swiss just wore out. The precise impact of Federer again given a 'break' tempranero who put their way downhill appointment with Berdych on Sunday. Already 2-4, Tipsarevic was recovered near the break but the Swiss was redone to not give anything away.

Thus, very safe with his serve, Federer arrived at 5-3 with her serve and all in favor to take a pass at one of the surprises of the tournament, the executioner in the quarterfinals of the world number one. Tipsarevic's magic ran out and could not with a player who wants to fatten his legend. This time there were no surprises and the 6-3 in the second act, Federer signed his ticket to the final on Sunday.

Nadal: "Madrid is past, now I think of Rome and Roland Garros"

The Spanish Rafael Nadal, third racket in the world, said that "Madrid is past" and now think of "Rome and Roland Garros", which would settle the controversy over land Blue Magic Box.

"The Blue Earth is the past and I've said all I had to say," he said at a press conference prior to its debut at the Rome Masters 1000 tennis Manacor, who was reluctant to talk about what happened in Madrid tournament and concluded that it had simply played "wrong and not to the level needed to win."

Congratulated Nadal Roger Federer on his victory and praised him saying that "probably the best player ever," while noting that their ability to adapt to local conditions of Madrid was higher than others.

Nadal shrugged off his back to the third step of the ATP rankings for Federer ahead of Roland Garros, which takes place in two weeks.

"Coming to Roland Garros with the number two or number three is not going to change my goal which is winning," said Nadal, who noted that in any case will play against the best in the world.

He felt that was a good start to the season and his third place position in the ranking is the "right".

A classification attributed, in large part to recent results reported in the Australia Open, when he lost in the final against Novak Djokovic, his retreat in the semifinals of the Miami tournament with an injured left knee, and his mark on Madrid, a tournament that traditionally it was "favorable."

Nadal insisted he now wants to concentrate on Rome, one of the tournaments he likes and which has always had good "feelings" as well as in his first rival, Germany's Florian Mayer, who will face in the second round.

The manacorense reminded that this is a tough tournament and said he hopes to play like Monte Carlo or Barcelona, ​​was convinced that if he can play his best tennis can get "good results" and said he was "excited and motivated" before the appointment.

On its current state, said she sat while the two days' rest was taken after removal of Madrid, who went with his family doing things you enjoy like fishing and swimming, with a "fantastic time" in which could also see his sister, who now lives in Barcelona.

After her bad experience on earth Blue Magic Box, said he has had time to readjust to the traditional clay, as it has been able to make three training sessions, one in Mallorca and the last two in Rome although today was hampered by strong wind.

London 2012
When asked about upcoming events such as Wimbledon and the Olympic Games in London, Manacor, which under his belt already has an Olympic gold medal, said that there are two important goals and can not decide between the two.

He stressed, however, that the Olympics is held every four years and therefore is a special day for any athlete, since you can play two or at most three editions in his career.

Calm in the Lakers despite the overwhelming 119-90: "Be patient"

Despite the heavy defeat by 119-90 in the first game of the semifinal anet western Oklahoma, the alarm is not triggered on the Lakers and has sent a message of relative calm with an idea: if you win the next game though either by one point, he will have equaled the tie and have the same value as the victory by 29 points in Oklahoma.

"I've been in this situation before. In this and the other side of the equation and experience tells me there have to be patient," said Kobe Bryant after the hefty defeat. "We have to study what happened and do the job better in the next game."

World Peace Metta said that in his opinion, the Lakers had "played well" and Andrew Bynum also wanted to put the situation into perspective: "We've lost so dramatically before. Now we have to analyze how we have killed and correct it."

In this line Pau Gasol made it clear that the defense should be improved: "In any of the ways we can fit almost 40 points in fourth and hope we can win the game. We have to make a greater effort in defense, trying to stop them and make our game. "

Oklahoma crushes the Lakers by 29 points and went on to win by 35

He could not start better for the Oklahoma City Thunder tie the Western Conference semifinals by beating beating the Los Angeles Lakers 119-90 in the first game of the series best of seven competing.

Again the combination of Russell Westbrook basis and forward Kevin Durant was devastating in the game by imposing offensive from the first quarter of its effectiveness and success that broke the defense of the Lakers, who were always tired and equipment resources to stop them.

Westbrook contributed 27 points, nine assists, seven rebounds and two steals, that got rid of the Ramon Sessions basis of the Lakers, in the duel between the two.

If Westbrook was responsible for leading a fast attack devilish actions of Thunder, Durant supported him with shots and 25 points, eight rebounds and four assists, which also made it evident to guard Lakers star, Kobe Bryant, who could not stand too much of the poor level of play that showed his team.

Along with Westbrook and Durant, once again, came the sixth best player in the league, reserve guard James Harden, who completely ignored the provocations dialectical forward Metta World Peace made before the game, and gave a lesson in professionalism and basketball in the field.

His 17 points were used for the Thunder reserves contributed 50 points for just 26 which succeeded those of the Lakers, who headed the only marker to start the game.

Then the Thunder became the masters of the game in all facets of the game and went into the break with the partial advantage of 15 points (59-44), which increased in the third quarter with a 15-2 spurt that left sentenced party and they left the room that were playing for the reserves.

The third period was a real display of Thunder with his triple and mates to the delight of fans of the Oklahoma City team, which was superior in all aspects of the game, but especially in terms of physical strength.

While the Thunder had a week without playing to have swept (4-0) the tie of the quarter-finals against the Dallas Mavericks, the Lakers had to define their place in the semifinals after winning so agonizing in Game Seven to the Denver Nuggets.

The Thunder came to have up to 35 point lead, gave a lesson the Lakers basketball, cleanly and without any unsportsmanlike actions as they had to undergo three weeks earlier in the game of the regular season left when World Peace Harden shocked.

The downside for the Thunder was that the pivot Kendrick Perkins aggravated a hip injury suffered from the series against the Mavericks.

While the Spanish power forward Serge Ibaka-Congolese met with six points in 20 minutes played, scoring May 3 field goals, grabbed four rebounds, recovered a ball and put a stopper.

The Thunder, who dominated all facets of the game, less rebounds, 41-43 for the Lakers, only had four turnovers for 15 of the Lakers.

Bryant scored 20 points, but never was a factor or had role in attacking play of the Lakers, and in fact only had 18 shots and scored seven in addition to capturing three rebounds and two assists spread far from the great individual performance Durant starred.

The center Andrew Bynum was the one who was present in the game under the basket to get a double-double of 20 points, 14 rebounds and a plug.

World Peace scored 12 points and the Spanish power forward Pau Gasol this time either factor could not be won by staying with 10 points and seven rebounds in 30 minutes he played.

Gasol scored 5 of 11 shots from the field, did not go to the line staff and an assist.

The second game of the series will be played on Wednesday at the same stage of Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City.

Explosion in the box of Williams

When the Williams team in the box held all out victory of Pastor Maldonado at the Grand Prix of Spain an explosion interrupted the party and caused a major fire where several mechanics were injured but none seriously.

About forty people were inside the box of Williams among those who were Pastor Maldonado and Frank Williams. It appears that the explosion originated in the rear of the garage where there are fuel, lubricants and caused a great smoke.

The mechanical action of the neighboring teams, Force India and Caterham was crucial to avoid greater evils. They came with all they could and took extiontores all gasoline cans of 50 liters out of the reach of the flames to prevent a tragedy before firefighters arrived.

Moments later, firefighters went to extinguish the fire and evacuated the area. Finally, the balance was 16 wounded. A mechanic was taken to the Hospital Vall d'Hebron in Barcelona consideration burns and five others were evacuated for smoke inhalation. The other injured were treated on the same circuit and were discharged.

Maldonado wins a pulse formidable Alonso

Pastor Maldonado has not missed the first opportunity of his career to win a grand prize. The 27 year old Venezuelan GP2 champion in 2010 recognized BRAND carrying two years without a fight to win, but that was not going to shake the pulse fighting with Fernando Alonso. And he did. Achieved its first victory and first of its country in Formula 1 so also very worthwhile, enduring the onslaught of a double world champion Fernando achieved as, in turn, an excellent second place aupa you back to the leadership of World equated with Sebastian Vettel, who finished sixth.

The formidable duel remained both drivers have lasted the 66 lap race from the exit where the Spanish beat him, although he cornered Pastor to the edge of asphalt, to the last breath, never separated by more than seven seconds and most of the turns separated by two or less. With their victory and are five different winners, and five different cars in the first five races for the first time in history.

The first race stint was for Fernando, shoes both on the soft tires mandatory. 1, barely lasted two and fly to change the harsh Fernando held his first position, distancing himself even from his pursuer up to 3.1 seconds. But it was a mirage. The speed of Williams in the race, his strong this season, and knowledge of the circuit Shepherd, allowed him to cut the gap to just one second, when it came to stop riding his second game hard.

Fernando preferred to remain on track and lost crucial seconds hampered by Charles Pic (Marussia) that lingered despite being a folded, costing him out after Pastor Fernando to make his stop. Since then, Venezuela came up with clean air and came to stay ahead of Fernando in 7.5 seconds, at which point the Ferrari returned to grit your teeth to cut the gap to 4.2 rolling on lap 40. Behind the Lotus could not with the frenzied pace that had the two protagonists of the weekend. Only Hamilton, in a superb comeback that put him eighth, gave a similar show.

The decision was to take place at the last stop in which Shepherd was the last shock of the race after suffering a stoppage that cost him 2 seconds on lap 41. Fernando stopped three looking after their final game of hard to have more life to the end of the race, but the Pastor was also new.

Alonso had a superb end arreón, taking advantage of Raikkonen made an unexpected plug to Maracay and slit all benefit until it is reduced to second on Lap 49. It was a new race to 15 laps, Fernando was much faster in the first section of his last game, but the strength of his revamped Ferrari came to 0.8 seconds, could never put him in nose or threatening to happen. Shepherd drove impeccably, never got nervous and Ferdinand soon saw him, raised his foot in the last five laps because the result is still a treasure that leaves intact the options world title.

Ferrari gives a slap on Massa

Ferrari Felipe Massa believes that he was "very unfortunate" in the Grand Prix of Spain, where he was in fifteenth position, and expected to improve their performance on the Monaco Grand Prix to be held next week. "In Montmelò Felipe was very unlucky, both in competition and in training, but all the first-he-expect a change from the Monaco Grand Prix," says the text.

In a statement posted on its website, the Maranello reviews the position of its pilots in the current Formula 1 world championship, in which Fernando Alonso shares first place with Sebastian Vettel, with 61 points while Massa situated in the seventeenth position with 2 points.

Those responsible for poor performance contrasted Ferrari of Massa with good performance Spaniard, who "has always maintained a high level, while the decline is felt Philip."

The Brazilian has stated on numerous blog entries in your desire to trace their positions during the season, but so far no luck has followed him and failed to give the best of himself.

The state of the World
From the Italian team also discussed the current state of Formula 1 World: "Just very little to change the balance of power on the track and this rule is even more true when the differences are a few tenths or hundredths."

"This year will win who carry the track get the best technical adjustments in the shortest possible time", say the makers of Ferrari, who admit that in the 2012 season "there are many teams that have been shown to fight for the top positions" .

"Without obsession, the Tenth come"

Jose Mourinho is already thinking about the future. The coach of Real Madrid stayed discreetly in the background during the visit of Real Madrid for institutions to offer the people of Madrid the 32 th League white, but slipped to the media two clear messages: the tenth will come "without obsessions" and club and the future plans.

Mourinho was one of the most acclaimed actors in the institutional tour of champions league. While declining to speak publicly, did so for televsiones covering acts. He expressed confidence in achieving the Champions League with Madrid "within a year or in two."

"I am a lucky, despite losing some won semifinal two. Some of these kids have never achieved and the Real Madrid looks for the tenth. Without obsession, quietly, if they do things as we are doing after two semi-finals come the next year or two.'s obsession does not help and sleep. "

"At this point, I think of the future, it is time to end the celebrations. The finish today, players think of the Euro and I'll get to work and think about next season because Real Madrid will not let you sleep in the conquered . You have to think ahead, "he said.

In addition, re-emphasized Mou merit a league full of records to the story: "They are incredible numbers. If before you had told me we would win with 90 points and 80 goals, had signed. In the end we won with historical numbers have been broken every record imaginable. Real Madrid has a great story but these guys are going to be remembered as the 100 points, "he said.

They start rumors: Falcao for Torres?

Chelsea goes for Radamel Falcao and is willing to include in the transaction to Fernando Torres. At least according TeleMadrid, who reported that the English club offer from Madrid striker plus 15 million for the 'Tigre'.

Both the output direction Falcao England around the Calderon Torres are two rumors that have been echoed in the media in recent months. Atletico could be forced to sell to Colombia after failing to get into Champions, as recognized by Miguel Angel Gil Marin last week.

Real Madrid imposes the strength of the group

Real Madrid has become the best champion of all time. Has outdone himself and the best record of Barcelona Guardiola. While Messi and Valdés have reaped the individual title of the League, the team led by Jose Mourinho has triumphed by the force of a group worthy of sign in the Guinness Book.

Of all the great standard white campus has been a Cristiano Ronaldo who has achieved spectacular numbers. Messi has not been able to hand in their particular hand, but his 46 goals a year confirmed him as a striker that has driven spectacular Real Madrid to the 121 goals in 38 games.

Messi did not score against Betis but kept its distance from the Portuguese. If Christian last season put the mark in a record layer, the crack now puts Barca in 50 goals. The figure may be repeated.

Practically most of the Brand Trophies were determined on the last day. Victor Valdes Zamora had secured the prize for a conference. Iker Casillas and Courtois ecudan him on the podium of the best goalkeepers of the course.

In Miguel Muñoz Trophy won for the second consecutive Jose Mourinho, whose achievements left behind Pep Guardiola's work or Juan Ignacio Martinez.

The national top scorer award with Soldier took him 17 goals, while the best collegiate was Carlos Delgado Ferreiro, Basque school referee, who beat Fernando Teixeira Vitienes.

Del Bosque: "On 27 Villa will decide whether the Euro"

Vicente del Bosque gave the first squad ahead of the Euro in Poland and Ukraine and assured that "on 27 decide whether David Villa will be on the list. That day make a final decision. She is recovering from his injury and of course can come to the Euro in Poland and Ukraine. We'll know later. "

"We know how it is every day, how your recovery process. Are optimistic. It is a singular case. On May 27 we will take a final decision. Yet are Barcelona players, Athletic and Chelsea, because they are in competition. It is the same case of David Villa, "he said.

The national coach said he did not call players from Barcelona, ​​Athletic and Chelsea because they have not finished the season in Cup final and final of the Champions League. "There is no player of Barça and Athletic because they lsland Cup final. From cheea not the Champions League final," he acknowledged.

"Before giving the final list next May 27 will decide which players not with us for Euro 20,112," said a Vicente del Bosque also had words on two of the developments in this squad. "Beñat Isco and two future events for selection. Are with us. Isco has had a great season in Malaga."

"There will be a preseason, but an extension to the season,"
"Our concern now is to choose the best. course we have concerns about whether there may be a setback in the emotion of the players. We want to get in top condition. not going to do a pre-season to the Championship. be an extension of the season that has been disputed. hope to make a good competition, "said Del Bosque.

When asked about their preferences when facing the last few weeks ahead of the Euro in Poland and Ukraine, the Spanish coach acknowledged that "our obligation is to adapt to the circumstances and reaching optimum conditions for the Euro. If I'll be present in the final of Copa del Rey? not think that's important because we will be there anyway. "

About the Benfica player, Javi Garcia, the coach said that "almost every Monday I care to see players who are overseas. Those who play well with the prize to come. This is the case of Javi Garcia."

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Juan Manuel Lopez will appeal the one-year ban imposed by the Boxing Commission

Former double world champion Juan Manuel "Juanma" Lopez will appeal the sanction imposed by the Boxing Commission of Puerto Rico (CBPPR) following the comments made against the referee Roberto Ramirez after his defeat last March 10 against Mexico's Orlando Salido .

Lopez was suspended by the CBPPR for one year (after serving time medical suspension after the knockout Salido), a $ 10,000 fine and 100 hours of community service.

"We will definitely appeal the penalty, which we believe is too much for a boxer. We are already meeting with Juanma and his entire legal team and to carry out this appeal, "said Peter Rivera, vice president of PR Best Boxing Promotions (PRBBP), a company that represents Lopez.

For the boxer, who on several occasions publicly apologized to the referee Ramirez, CBPPR and the people of Puerto Rico, the priority is to continue his career in the discipline plays, which is boxing.

"I recognize that I made a mistake and so I apologized to everyone I affected with comments, but just as I continue my career and vindicate my name at all," said Lopez.

Rivera concluded that "these are the only comments that will do about it."

Rashad Evans visit Puerto Rico before his fight against Jon Jones at UFC 145

LAS VEGAS - In the midst of their preparation for what will be his UFC 145 bout against champion Jon Jones, the challenger for the title at 205 pounds, Rashad Evans will visit Puerto Rico to share with local media and fans of the island, this 29 and 30 March.

Jon Jones or Rashad Evans?

Local journalists and fans can interact with "Suga" in a public living in the Shannan's Sports Bar restaurant in Guaynabo on Thursday March 29 at 8:30 pm ET on Friday 30th and then will display a practice in the Training Zone in the same city, beginning at 12:30 pm ET.

"I am very honored to represent the UFC in this visit to Puerto Rico. I am excited the truth. This will be my first visit to Puerto Rico, but I heard that is a very cute and very nice people. I am very happy to meet all the fans of the island. The pass very well, "said Evans.

The Ultimate Fighting Championship ® will return to Atlanta with a championship card at Philips Arena on 21 April.

Heavyweight champion Jon "Bones" Jones will defend his crown in the main event against Rashad Evans archrival.

This event marks the UFC return to the city since the September 6, 2008, about 15,000 fans filled the arena to watch the knockout Rashad Evans on Chuck Liddell at UFC 88.

"The fans in Atlanta sent me tweets constantly insisting again and again to bring the UFC back to his city," said UFC President Dana White.

"For Atlanta ... the UFC is back with the star's fastest rising in the UFC, Jon Jones, defending his crown," he said.

The UFC aficionado oldest is 88 and lives in Las Vegas

Fill in the blank with the correct number:
The oldest UFC fan I know has __ years old.

63? 67? 72?

Stop thinking you know. I sure will win.

I am convinced that the man with the record older fan of the UFC live here in the fight capital of the world, Las Vegas.

A native New Yorker and a veteran of World War II, has worked extensively as an advertising executive, painter and sculptor. And in his spare time television taste has led to his wife, who has 62 years of marriage, many nights I asked: "Why are you watching this again? ".

"Because it's the best thing on TV!" Replied in a friendly tone, invoking humor as the main ingredient of their long marriage.

This peculiar superfanático born in 1923, is called Sam Chinkes and has just 88 years. While the main demographic of UFC fans is made up of men between 18 and 34 years, Mr. Chinkes is living proof that, even though the sport has also attracted a surprising number of women, older men are not immune to the attraction that cause the qualities and skills of the fighters in the cells. After all, the fascination with fighting is part of the DNA of every human being.

Chinkes that he has religiously watched the UFC since the beginning of the nineties. From the time that the UFC Royce Gracie put on the map with wins against Titans incredible 250 pounds.

"My wife is not interested," says Chinkes. "But she has her own TV." I look (CFU) whenever I can and most of the time I find it the best you are giving ... except for some of my favorite old movies. Watch mafia movies all the time. Is that I'm from New York. But sometimes I prefer the UFC instead of my films because I have already seen some many times. I make sure to find all the statistics before each fight. I'm crazy about the presenter Bruce Buffer. It is excellent! Very dramatic. A real pro. "

In his day, the fort was the foot race Chinkes, although he always felt drawn to boxing. As a child and growing up in the Bronx, he and some friends produced a punching bag using a bag of chips to beat him and prove their skills. They wore gloves and boxing without damage trained under a ladder fire.

"We never golpeábamos hard - but once I saw the stars", Chinkes said. "I'm not a fighter. Never in my life I was involved in a fight. But if the UFC had existed when I was young, I would have liked to train to fight. I am absolutely sure I could have done. I would have understood my fighters, was a good strategist. I am a survivor of World War II, so I reason that way. "

"I've always loved sport. He's athletic. There is an art of maintaining balance, and hit at the same time to avoid being beaten. The strategy that implies is most impressive. It is also a mental challenge for anyone who enters the ring or the Octagon. "

I asked Mr. Chinkes to name their favorite UFC fighters.

"The guy from Canada ... what's his name? GSP ... "he answers himself. "The guy who defeated heavyweight champ recently ... the heavyweights ... Brock Lesnar! Yes He liked me for a while, but I saw that however hard it is and however great, can not withstand a hit. Or am I wrong? ".

Extra Material: As (accidentally) met Sam Chinkes

Good stories, like $ 100 bills allegedly miraculously do not fall from heaven on your skirt. A cosmic fate caused my path crossed with that of Mr. Chinkes. I was reading only, which seems the last bookstore in the world when a man sat at the table near me. As I recall, I always had sympathy for the elderly, particularly those with positive energy always see the glass half full. The man next to me, very relaxed but confident, gave this description. I asked him what he was reading and conversation went on from that moment as if he had known for years.

He seemed very attentive, proving to be a very agile mind.

"You must read a lot," I guessed.

"In fact, not much," he replied.

That led us to an area even more interesting: He has been married for 62 years with the same woman. 62 years! What else other than food, water and a toilet you can enjoy a relationship of 62 years?

Always fascinated me the most, by the knowledge they have accumulated and could save the suffering of learning at the expense of our own mistakes. I always resented the way apparently, and in my opinion, society treats the elderly as second class citizens. There are other cultures in which the elderly are revered. Here we treat differently, like all senile everyone, something that does not want to be.

And always, always, always fascinated me the people who manages to make her marriage work for long. 30 years. 40 years. 50 years. And freedom from the marriage, but enjoy it. When I was a divorced, married me arouses interest when long share their secrets and tips.

"Want to know the secret?" He asked. "Humor. We laugh all the time. I used to think that years of youth were the best. But the truth is that years old are best. We laugh more now than ever. "

Then he asks you to guess his age. I focus on his face and build. Always possessed an incredible (and totally useless) ability to guess the weight of someone with a margin of error of two or three pounds. It comes from my background as a wrestler. The old people always cost me, because some age prematurely and others do very well.

"76", I told Mr. Chinkes.

My mistake amuses him.


We talked some more and somehow we started discussing the television programming. I live in a house with four rooms and I have a 20-inch television that never, even once, I turned on or looked at. My friend looks pretty instantaneous.

"You know what's best on TV today?" He asks rhetorically. "The UFC".

I did not react immediately. I did not make the connection. UFC ¿? Should be the three initials of an organization for the elderly.

You could be referring to the UFC that I know and my passion - Ultimate Fighting Championship.

But for sure ... "What do you mean UFC? It does not refer to the UFC fights in cells, right? ".

"Yes, fighting in cells! I love ".

And he did. Apparently each demographic group in the world is susceptible to the UFC, which is one of the few places where you get to the top in its own right. Unlike in other areas. The UFC is not the industry to-know-who. Nor the one who has more money, or the best lawyers, or the prettiest fool. It's a heads up. The best man win. Sam Chinkes "understands" reminding me - reminding us all - we must learn to evolve and keep our minds open while we are alive.

I accompanied him to his car. I wanted to show something. Open the trunk of his car. There are dozens of black shirts. Lift one: The picture of a fighter giving a front kick to the face to another. Reminiscent of the technique used to knock Anderson Silva and Vitor Belfort that we all took away the breath.

"I drew it from memory in just seconds," said Chinkes.

Chinkes Sam gave me one of the shirts. And I admire so much in this extraordinary fan, and love for the UFC, I wrote this story about him.

Sam has never been to a UFC live event. The UFC and I'll change that soon.

Junior Dos Santos spoke about his fight with Alistair Overeem at UFC 146

The Brazilian champion heavyweight Junior Dos Santos will headline the undercard of UFC 146 on May 26 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Facing him will have a very dangerous opponent, which will challenge for the belt in the division: Alistair Overeem.

'Two Saints will retain his title at UFC 146?

'Gypsy', also known as the belt snatched the Mexican Cain Velasquez on November 12, 2011 at just 64 seconds into the first round in Anaheim, California.

On its commitment to Overeem, Junior Dos Santos said he was well: "It is a good chance to win another fight. It will also be my first defense and I'm anxious. "

Dos Santos spoke about the fighting style of his rival: "Overeem is different from Cain. It is another style of fighting, Cain is a kickboxer and Alistair has another style. However, I will make a good strategy to overcome torque and retain the title '.

'For me, I'm the favorite of the fight, but that does not matter. All fights yet and I do not care if they think I'm the favorite or not. What is valuable is to show what I am in the Octagon and be the best, "said Rio.

This is the first time an event will be made only heavyweight fights so JDS is aware of the responsibility involved. "It's a big responsibility, but I feel good and calm. I'm in a good time and just want to enjoy it. Cherish the scepter '.

'Frank Mir, Cain Velasquez, Roy Nelson,' Big Foot 'Silva. I want to see them all! "Said the champion of the division.

Junior Dos Santos and Alistair Overeem will face off at UFC 146 in Las Vegas, Nevada for the title of UFC heavyweights.

Djokovic wins his third title with solvency in Miami

Novak Djokovic won his third win in the Miami Masters Series 1000 by defeating Andy Murray 6-1, with a solvent 7-6 (4), in two hours and 17 minutes.

Djokovic was very secure in his game and just gave Murray a unique opportunity to achieve a "break point" throughout the match, giving a picture of why it is number one in the world today.

Djokovic took little time to break the service of Murray, who saved a break point with two consecutive aces in the fourth game, but could do nothing to push the player from Belgrade, which was hopelessly with a 3-1.

Keep up the pace that puts Djokovic the game is very complicated, especially on a hot afternoon as vivid today in Key Biscayne, and Murray did his best to respond to Serbian.

Three unforced errors from Djokovic in the fifth game began to break Murray about the service of his rival, but the favorite of the tournament brought out the best of their right to impose a 4-1 final for the first set.

And is that Murray, the only player in the circuit that has been able to win on two occasions since the Serbian Djokovic took the ATP number one in July 2011, did not see today how to keep them down.

The tennis Dumblane, which beat Djokovic in the final of the Masters Series Miami 1000 in 2007, hoped to extend his streak especially with the Serb, who had won five of their last eight meetings.

However, Miami did not find how to beat Djokovic, who reached the final of the tournament without dropping a set and played a little tennis with no cracks.

The world number one was anxious to close the first set and got it by breaking the British service again in the sixth game and closing the set with an "ace" to a crushing 6-1.

Serbian tennis player, winner in Miami in 2007 and 2011, was released, winning 13 of their last 18 points of the first set.

The second was more even, but the improvement of the British was not enough to turn around the result.

The Scot got cooler the final after playing just three games in the tournament, thanks to the abandonment of Canadian Milos Raonic in the third round and Spanish Rafael Nadal in the semifinals.

Thanks to these contingencies, Murray had been on the track about three hours less than Djokovic, who did have to play the semifinals on Friday, where Argentine Juan Monaco ousted.

However, this difference was not reflected on the track. Murray suffered to make their service games, with several opportunities to break the serve by the Serbian, who solventaba his serve to go with much credit equaling the set (3-3).

The world number four, who this season had lost just three games and had won in Brisbane and a finalist in Dubai, increased the intensity of her tennis and improve their performance to complicate the life of the Serbian tennis player.

Equalizer spent four to five equal and serve to Murray. The Scots again suffered the unspeakable, but was able to save another point of "break" in their next game based on claw, which led the Miami put an audience definitely on your side.

But there arose again the figure of world number one, who drew six games and the "tie break" set the pace based on "aces" and power to take the match and win his second tournament of the year, after Australia Open in January.

Ferrer: "I have no obligation or pressure added"

David Ferrer, who faces the number one band of the Spanish team's tie against Austria in Davis Cup, which will compete this weekend in Oropesa del Mar (Castellón), refused to face a duel with a "pressure or obligation Added ".

"I have a greater obligation and I'm number one. Everyone has their role. When I was Rafa was the same. If I win my party are other good players in the team that can take the tie on. What is clear is that there must be union of the five, including the captain, to win, "said David Ferrer.

Ferrer refused any kind of confidence against Austria despite the condition of choice that gives Spain the Central team.

"It will be difficult. It is true that we are at home and that makes us favorites. But it must be demonstrated on the track. Going to be tough games. Jurgen Melzer is a great player, I have won on land and Nico Almagro also . In doubles, for example, are among the best in the world. It will not be an easy tie, "said David Ferrer.

The Alicante player, who missed the first round, played in Oviedo, against Kazakhstan, is reunited with Davis Cup, which comes with three titles already achieved this season (Acapulco, Buenos Aires and Auckland).

"I've been up a few games but I am confident because I started well, winning many games. Maybe the first day cost me a bit like everyone, but I have wanted to play and give a good level of tennis," said Ferrer, happy to play in Oropesa del Mar, near his home.

"It's nice to play in your community. Come more friends and family closer and more is a plus," he said.

Chris Singleton: The rookie spent $ 10,000 in lottery

During the past week the lottery was one of the most important topics of conversation in the United States because of a millionaire in the boat Megamillions close to $ 640 million.

The NBA was not immune to this madness and the most significant case was that of the Washington Wizards player Chris Singleton . The rookie selected in the eighteenth position of the last draft used his Twitter account to make public its bid: $ 10,000 in lottery. The guard wins a figure close to a million and a half in his first year in the NBA and considered a good investment to buy lottery tickets, "was either this or spend it at clubs."

Throughout the week was in charge of defending its financial operation. As reported by Yahoo, Singler had to go to several stores to buy all the tickets, because there were not enough in one. There were three WINNERS with the numbers 2-4-23-38-46 and the 'megabola' 23, divided the spoils, unfortunately for him, was not the acertante from the combination. The player himself said in the social networks that had won something (normal after the investment), but did not know the exact amount because I had not checked the tickets.

Singleton has started 38 games with averages of 22.1 minutes, 3.5 rebounds and 4.8 points per game.

Kobe Bryant blames "basketball gods" of their Canaston

Have you seen the incredible Kobe triple the Nets?

With suspense. So came the decisive basket Lakers-Nets ( 91-87 ). Kobe Bryant , one of the best players in the final minutes, charged with the responsibility to kill off the game and got it. Everything was whiteboard move Mike Brown came out to perfection with two players: Kobe and Pau . Gasol had a mission to make Kobe a lock for the NBA comfortable and throw it more than fulfilled in blocking, as recognized technical and scoring after the meeting.

Kobe launched without any defense from beyond the triple line and the ball took his part to enter. According to ESPN, since the first ball hits the rim until it enters spent nearly two seconds (from 8.7 to 6.8).

A hoop from warming 'pissed' to Humphries , who joked about it: "Before the game I said, go easy on this rim is loose. This may hurt us in the fourth quarter. Not really, but the ring if it is more loose ".

The Lakers guard rather than the ring was grateful to several deities, "gods of basketball were on our side today," although a more earthly gave Deron Williams , the victim of 'Canaston': "Take that for scoring baskets as Throughout his career, is no longer a surprise. "

Everyone was aware that the move would be for Bryant, Pau but blocking prevented the Nets' defense could stop the basket: "Kobe was free, but all of Hall knew he was going to throw the last shot "said coach resigned New Jersey Avery Johnson.

The Christian image is better than Messi

The Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo is the image most valued by the market, about 40 million, three more than the Argentine Leo Messi, according to a study by the IPAM marketing school Lusa.

The report, widely reported by local media, was developed under a scientific methodology called "Reputation Index Deportiva", whose goal is to assess the reputation, popularity and reputation of an athlete or coach.

Through the analysis of income, presence in the media, internet, record, social dimension and impact, Ronaldo gets a 77 on a scale of 0 to 100, while Messi sum by 74.

In the Network and in terms of outreach, the 'seven' of Real Madrid exceeds the '10 'Barca as it has, for example, most followers on the social network "Facebook" -42 million compared to 34 - and is cited more scientific articles (2,157 versus 1608).

The Portuguese also won the Argentine wage -13000000 to 12 - but lost in the total income, track record and media exposure.

Messi has rights of image you provide, annually, 21 million euros and accumulated 18 titles and three groups Ballon compared with 10 trophies and a distinction Ronaldo as the best footballer in the world.

For Daniel Sa, director of IPAM - Marketing School The Oporto and Aveiro and study author, "the advantage of Ronaldo to Messi is due mainly to the irreverent style, strong and aggressive Portuguese profile contrasts with the Argentine international off ".

Also, five years of Portuguese at Manchester United, who dispute the English championship, the most visible and profitable of all, give advantage.

IPAM himself earlier this year released a study that placed Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho, as more valuable from the standpoint of marketing that of Barcelona, ​​Josep Guardiola.

The thorn stuck Leo Messi

In a season that Leo Messi is determined to break all the records have or might have, the Argentine international has found a new incentive to keep proving to be one of the most complete players in the world. The 'Flea' looks to AC Milan striker break his slump when Italian teams in front.

Their records are more than discrete. In seven games in which has been before Italian teams, Messi could only score a goal ... and penalty . It was in the group stage of this edition of the Champions League against Milan and Allegri. In that game at San Siro on November 23, Nesta brought down inside the area Xavi and Messi (who saw the yellow to make a 'paradinha' and had to repeat the launch of the maximum penalty) scored his first goal against an Italian club for the first time in his professional career. Before, Messi also had played against the Rossoneri in the group stage and failed to beat in no time at Abbiati.

It all started in 2005/06 season against Udinese
's first face to face Messi to a whole country of the boot was on the 2005/06 season. The Argentine was in training and playing with the first team and the club was measured at Udinese in the group stage of the Champions League. In the first meeting between the two, Barça endorsed a win at Udinese (4-1) and Messi played until the 70th minute. Frank Rijkaard replaced him Ezquerro. In the match played at the Friuli stadium, the 'Flea' saw the whole game from the bench.

The Argentina international had to wait three seasons to re-measured to an Italian team was in the 2009/10, the year that Barcelona had to play against Inter Milan on three occasions.

On the first day of the group stages of the Champions League, Barca did not exceed 0-0 to the 'neroazzurri' at San Siro. Leo Messi played 90 minutes and this time the powder was wet. Of the 15 shots he made, six were on goal.

On the fifth day of that same group stage, the set of Pep Guardiola gave a lesson in football by Jose Mourinho and Inter won 2-0 with goals from Piqué and Pedro. Messi, who arrived with physical complaints that party, did not have minutes and saw the whole game sitting on the bench. As fate would have both teams in the semis again to cross. On the way Inter Milan managed to turn Messi who was unmarked and won 3-1. In turn, the solitary goal of Pique did not serve to give the ticket to the final to Barcelona. Leo turned to leave with his tally to zero.

If he can break the curse of the Italian teams, with the albiceleste international goals continue to be added to a meteoric career. And is that at this point in season Messi is also the top scorer in the Champions League with 12 goals.

Closed London 2012 soccer

The resolution of the CONCACAF qualifying has left practically closed the composition of the football tournament of the Olympic Games in the absence of Oman, Senegal meeting, to be held on 23 April in Coventry one day before the draw.

Mexico and Honduras in the tournament carry the day of the CONCACAF Under 23 and both the number of qualifiers for the men's game in London in 2012 amounted to fifteen selections.

Oman and Senegal, representatives from Asia and Africa, settled a playoff at the stadium in the City of Coventry, and close the payroll.

Argentina will not defend title
The main novelty is the absence of defending champion Argentina. Brazil and Uruguay will be representing South America and as usual contenders to fight for the podium.

The Charruas return to the Games after a long time, who won consecutively in 1924 and 1928.

Spain, European champion and a list of juicy young figures, leads the contingent of the Old Continent, which also includes host Britain, Switzerland and Belarus.

Asia now be represented by Japan, bronze in Mexico 1968, South Korea and United Arab Emirates; Pacific by New Zealand, and Africa Gabon, continental champion surprising, Morocco and Egypt.

CR7 conquers the kingdom with a prodigious party

The more you yell, worse. Because more is growing. And if Christian and makes a difference without being bitten, when he feels persecuted is lethal. You can go to take a right to electrocute the ball and in through the square owned by the St. Vitus dance. Of course, those who once whistled, now sit back in silence. This happened yesterday in the old Sadar, Ronaldo hostile territory, where his two previous visits and had won or had marked. Retaliated last night with a performance that will take time to forget in Pamplona. Brace of goals and assists.

The local parish soon nor a minute to throw pepper in the eye. At the start of heating, the warble of 'the Portuguese ...' invaded the hottest fund pinko feud. Rather than duck down, the Luso grabbed a ball and close enough to be seen, but timely away not to tempt fate, began to juggle with the ball. It was a message. "Pitad, pitad, then we see."

And both. He started the match and grabbed the ball that put the first goal in Benzema. He had previously led to two faults, one with yellow Sergio. All this in six minutes. He followed with two heels. And told with an air-ground missile that almost slips. The second time lucky. Golazo right leg out of a portentous. He pulled up his pants to show it and he had his moment of glory.

In the second half down the piston. Higuain is cluttered with no goal and one goal between them soured sung. He avoided going to shock aware that he carries a yellow suspension. But never forget the 7 of Madrid. Before finishing the match ended its losing streak at the launch of faults. He signed his double-throw.

After the celebration, turned to the warm background, looked at his fist. His dedication. Higuain then attended the fifth, which completed the scoring.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Cain Velasquez vs Frank Mir at UFC 146 in the same event that Dos Santos vs Overeem

The former Mexican champion heavyweight Cain Velasquez (9-1), and Frank Mir (16-5) will meet in UFC 146 in Las Vegas on the same card as the monarch estelarizarán Division Junior Dos Santos and Alistair Overeem .

The winner between Velasquez and Mir will be able to be measured by the title against the winner resulting in the main event.

In addition to these clashes, Roy Nelson and Antonio Silva will face off on the same card on May 26 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Cain Velasquez will fight for the first time after the defeat suffered against Junior Dos Santos on 12 November in which he also lost the heavyweight belt.

Meanwhile, Frank Mir has seen his career resurgence with three major wins (Mirko Cro Cop, Roy Nelson and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira).

So far, the UFC 146 card on May 26 in Las Vegas is as follows:

Junior Dos Santos vs Alistair Overeem for the heavyweight title

Frank Mir vs. Cain Velasquez

Edson Barboza vs. Evan Dunham

Antonio Silva vs. Roy Nelson

Dan Hardy vs. Duane "Bang" Ludwig

Vs. Diego Brandao. Darren Elkins

CB Dollaway vs. Jason "Mayhem" Miller

Shane Del Rosario vs.. Gabriel Gonzaga

Kyle Kingsbury vs.. Glover Teixeira

Paul Sass vs.. Jacob Volkmann

Quinton 'Rampage' Jackson says his next fight will be the last in UFC

Former light heavyweight champion, Quinton 'Rampage' Jackson, said his next fight will be the last of his career, as mentioned in a tweet :

"I'll fight anyone put in front of me, as I have always done, but it will be my last fight in the UFC. I have other things in mind. '

Rampage at UFC 144 lost to Ryan Bader in Japan, where this gladiator wrote stories and built a great legend in the former Pride. His training for this last game was full of injuries and Jackson said he knew he would lose.

After his loss to Rashad Evans, his record was 2-2, with wins over Lyoto Machida and Matt Hamill. Now add two consecutive defeats, before Jon Jones and Ryan Bader.

It is unclear who will face in his next fight, but being the last of his UFC career, expected to give a chance to be measured again to Mauricio 'Shogun' Rua, who lost in 2005.

War begins UFC 145: Jones and Evans warmed his match

In five weeks to reach its peak and the most bitter rivalry in the UFC long since the days of Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz.

In the main event of UFC 145, the champion of the semicompletos Jon "Bones" Jones will clash with another former champion of the category, "Suga" Rashad Evans.

Jones has never been knocked down in his UFC career, while Evans has so far failed in its forecast to bring the canvas to a rival.

This is one of the most anticipated fights in a long time. The UFC 145 will take place on April 21 at the Phillips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia.

Beforehand, and we got a taste of what you both think.

Jon 'Bones' Jones, UFC Light Heavyweight champion.

"Defending my title will be the biggest fight the UFC in many a ñ you. Sports fans around the world will have to see this card because it will be a war in every sense of the word. "

"My opponent and I have a well documented history. He thinks he knows everything that could show, but there are many things that have changed since he left the gym to do a ñ o.

I am a very different fighter who trained with him. I hope that you are ready to see and feel the difference. "
"One of my goals now is to be considered one of the greats of the UFC. I feel this is my time, I must remain the UFC Light Heavyweight champion. Winning this fight and defeating four former champions in a row may get in your way to achieving that goal. "

"I was able to shut him many of my opponents in the last twelve months. Some said that I could not defeat a legend and I did. Others said they could not take a punch and I did. Now, some say I have problems with someone who knows me well. All are wrong. Let's wait and see what I'll do the next April 21. "

"Suga" Rashad Evans, heavyweight title contender the UFC.

"I know I will beat Jon Jones. He can talk about the improvements he has made, but there are things you can not change ever. The fighter is a high, long and thin, but I'm going to attack the inside, to unleash all my artillery. I'm going to knock down and then I will grind to hit flush with floor. At this stage of my career I can knock down any and then mercilessly beat him. "

"I know all about him, about his coaches and his camp. I might even tell you what is doing in the gym now. He is in the same room, doing the same things and with the same people. But I'm in a different environment. I know what I learn, I have to mix and change. Jon has no idea what I do every night. "

"I have the advantage of the mind as well. He is not for me "the unbeatable champion Jon Jones." I know who Jon really nervous the guy ask me how to dress, such as walking or fighting. I know how you react when things do not go as he expects, how to manage mentally. "

"I have been in these situations before when mixed emotions especially against guys like Bisping (Michael) and Rampage (Jackson). Jon has never faced such situations and now live with a fighter like me. I know I'll take my title back at UFC 145. "

Azarenka was shown to Sharapova in the final at Indian Wells

The Belarussian Victoria Azarenka, world number one, won today with the title at Indian Wells Masters 1000 first season, with a pleasant victory over Maria Sharapova, number two, 6-2 and 6-3 in one hour and 26 minutes.

Azarenka, who extended his record this year to 23 wins and no defeats, joins his fourth title in 2012 after those obtained in Sydney, Australia and Doha.

The cash prize is one million dollars.

It was the first time the two best players in the WTA women were measured in the final of the California desert since 2008.

Azarenka took the first set in 40 minutes thanks to the high percentage of points won on serve (13/16, 81 percent) and its domain from the bottom of the track to a great burden on Sharapova without legs after his opponent in the semifinals, Serbia's Ana Ivanovic withdraw at the first hurdle in the second set of the match played on Saturday.

The world number one, who was playing his sixth consecutive final, he went directly to the game in the second set with two consecutive breaks of serve (3-0), and when painted things worse for your opponent, Sharapova responded with claw (4-3) blowing more pace and a greater intensity to their game.

But Azarenka was a wall. He lost concentration and discharge the party with the peace of those who know untouchable. This was again.

Thus the statistics of direct confrontations between the two players left with five wins and three defeats for Azarenka, who still do not know the loss to Sharapova in the final (4-0 after Stanford 2010, Miami 2011, Australia 2012 and Indian Wells today).

The Russian, who won at Indian Wells in 2006, could not avenge the recent defeat in the Australia Open final. Today aspired to become the eighth player to achieve the double in Indian Wells (Martina Navratilova, Mary Joe Fernandez, Steffi Graf, Lindsay Davenport, Serena Williams, Daniela Hantuchova and Kim Clijsters).

Federer adds his fourth title at Indian Wells

Roger Federer overcame American John Isner 7-6 (7), 6-3 in 81 minutes in the final at Indian Wells, so that adds its fourth crown in the California desert and even with Rafael Nadal in the number of qualifications from 1000 Masters championships with 19.

Federer became the player with the most titles in Indian Wells, surpassing the mark of Jimmy Connors and Michael Chang, who won this tournament three times.

For Federer, who pocketed a million dollars, win number 39 in the last 41 games, with losses in the Australia Open semifinal against Nadal and Isner himself in the Davis Cup. This tournament has avenged painful defeats.

The Basel again be shining from the bottom of the track, putting together the right with precision and power against a defensive Isner in the final reception but to serve.

With Swiss 3-2 in favor of the party stopped for about 10 minutes due to the onset of rain, but that did not stop the giant lost his concentration and, when he stepped on the track again, I endorsed his opponent a white game.

Equality overwhelming. The domain of each with their service led to an inevitable clash tiebreaker, although Federer got in serious trouble at the last minute to the U.S. with a ball set and 6-5 to world number three.

Isner then saved two new balls set to leave tables (7-7) in the "tie-break" and then Federer pulled off a beautiful volley that beat the feet of his opponent for the ball to fall dead on line.

The Swiss made no mistake with his serve and took the first set.

It seemed that the trend would be repeated in the second, but the U.S. ran into 3-3 on the scoreboard and could not lift the two breaking balls that Federer won, giving up his serve with a glaring failure to come to the net.

It was the beginning of the end for him, as the Swiss, with ace seven points (four of his rival), was relentless in the closing stages, especially with the high percentage of points won on serve (33/35, 94 percent).

Isner wanted done with his first Masters title in 1000, although his performance in the tournament now enters the "top 10" ranking ATP.

Today was the fourth meeting between the two players. Dominates the Swiss with three wins.

Safin: "I'm busy 24 hours, as in tennis"

Former Russian tennis player Marat Safin, tennis has changed in politics has said that he begins to "new life" after being elected to the Russian parliament in elections last December.

"A new life has begun for me. It is very interesting, I'm happy that this is happening. I'm happy to have done. It was not just a whim or a rumor. The next five years I will be sitting in Parliament at which is a big step and a big change in my life and I think is very positive. I am very happy with my decision, "said Safin told the website of 'ATP Tour Champions'.

Former world number one said he finds parallels between his life as a tennis player and his routine as a politician. "In some ways it's similar to being a tennis player. Be professional, you have to devote to it and sacrifice some things. I'm busy 24 hours a day, seven days a week, as in tennis," said .

"Always be talking about it, thinking about it, preparing meetings, and be aware of the functioning of the office. Sense of routine is the same. Every morning I wake up and go to the office and Parliament as before all morning I woke up and went to the track. used to work in shorts, now in suit. It is quite similar, instead of a racket, I have an iPhone, "he said.

The Russian, 32, observed that the policy seems "very interesting and a great school." "I'm learning pretty fast. There are a lot of complicated things and it's a different way of talking and thinking, but I'm fine. I do not feel like a stranger," was sincere.

His political career is serious
Safin made ​​a full declaration intentions and made ​​clear that his political career is serious. "I am willing to go far with this. I have only 32 years and I will be in Parliament next five," he said.

Finally, wanted to make clear his main motivation in this new stage. "I'm not there just to sit and be a cute guy in a suit. I'm there to go further. I am very demanding of myself and do not want to be a loser. Not want to be a typical stupid guy, but handsome, no, I I want to be someone who does something, "he said.

"When you have 35 or 36, I'll see if I've really done something or not. If I fail, there will be a good thing," added the Russian, who recalls that, at least, "there are many ways to succeed."

Nadal: "I do not accept that label as doping"

Rafa Nadal did not hesitate to recognize that what has gone wrong with the allegations of fraud made against him in the Spanish press and the picture they have drawn on French television puppet, while acknowledging that he has "doubts and fear" as any other athlete.

"When the press started to get these stories of alleged fraud, have been anything but pleasant. And above all, is false. Everything has been done within the law, I paid all my taxes in Spain. I have done what done, and I said what I said. Especially for people in Spain who are experiencing a difficult economic period. And to me it makes me feel bad, "he said in an interview with French newspaper L'Equipe .

The world number two lamented the treatment was given in French puppets, with veiled accusations of doping, and did not hesitate to call them "unfair." "This 'sketch' can create a negative view on people who are not familiar with this but not who knows me. And I find it unfair," he said.The Spaniard, who claims to be "the first that likes to joke," believes that the parody was the subject of which was unfair. "Not many people know how professional sports. Not know how the anti-doping controls, which take place almost every day and we need to be reached 365 days a year," he said.

Although not usually read what the press writes about it, ended up watching the videos. "They talked a lot about and I finished watching. Not made me laugh, but each has its humor. Each country has a different mood. There were many reactions and multiplying by the day. Well, fortunately, stopped everything," he added.

In any case, "I do not accept that I labeled as 'doping' when working for seven years thousands of hours every fucking day. The end, tired," the tennis player of 25 years. Also defended Spanish sports success and renewed his confidence in his "friend" Alberto Contador, rider penalized for having tested positive for clenbuterol.

"He says he has taken drugs and I believe him, because he is my friend. When he left the positive control of Richard Gasquet, quickly said no thought had been doped because I know him since he was eleven or twelve years and I could not believe" he said.

Messi, Barcelona's living legend

Leo Messi has achieved a single figure. No player in the history of the goals Barcelona has shot more times than he rivals. The record of 232 goals achieved by Cesar Rodriguez in the 40 and 50 has expired. The Argentine is often only 24 and already has 234, veteran numbers and the whole future ahead. Where are its limits?

The match between Barcelona and Granada will go down in history as the scene of a milestone. Messi has passed a single record in record time. Living legend in Barca, also through its best. The '10 'fight again for the top scorer and Golden Boot, but also against himself: sum by now 54 goals this season, surpassing his personal best.

CR99 want to get to 100

Ronaldo has 99 after having played so many just 90 league games. Out to more than one goal per game, allowing you to have the highest average scoring of a Real Madrid player throughout its history.

It is the record man, the fewer games you need to Madrid to reach 100 goals in league. Puskas, the fastest so far, it took 105 games. The Luso can do it in 14 games in only eight more than Langara, the record holder of the League, which reached the hundred goals in 82 games.

Christian insists again and again that their numbers do not obsess, but the truth is that every day that passes is exceeded. Right now, adding all competitions, the Luso has 129 goals in 129 games. No striker in the world records more than a bit per game average in a club. Their numbers are from another era.

But Ronaldo is not a scorer to the gallery. If years ago you could accuse of marking for power, now the opposite is true. It is almost always responsible for opening the scoring for Real Madrid. This year is the team Abralatas Mourinho. Cristiano has scored 15 times the first goal of his team, followed by Benzema, who has been in nine, and Higuain, seven.

CR7 has been proposed to overcome the league with 41 goals in last season which won the top scorer. This year already has 32 to 11-game absence, but the battle with Messi is historical. The Argentinian has already been 34.

The collector of goals

Nothing more, nothing less than 234 goals for the club. Leo Messi is living history of Barça after ousting Caesar and becoming the top scorer in the Football Club Barcelona. The Argentina international is determined to tear down the walls that are in its path and its game against Granada continues to expand its major difference with football legends such as Maradona, Cruyff, Ronaldo, Bobby Charlton, Thierry Henry or George Best.

The 'Flea' has far exceed historic numbers of great strikers of the twentieth century. And all in eight seasons with Barcelona. Messi took the alternative in the Barça first team in 2004/05 and this week has raised the bar in more than 230 goals. With this figure, Leo Messi tomb players who are included among the 30 best players in history according to FIFA.

Diego Armando Maradona could do the records of the 'Flea' in eight seasons. At the same age as Messi and in the same season, Maradona managed to make 196 goals. Between 1977/78 and 1984/85 the 'Fluff' played for Argentinos Juniors, Boca Juniors, Barcelona and a year in Naples.

Another forward who is still remembered by millions of fans is Ronaldo. The Brazilian made ​​the leap to Barcelona after two spectacular seasons at PSV Eindhoven. At 24 years old and in eight seasons, Ronaldo scored a total of 153 targets. This figure is far below far below the one just to get Leo Messi. The former international wore in that time period T-shirts PSV Eindhoven, Barcelona and Inter Milan.

Cruyyff and Henry, the last to be overcome
were two players that they were still resisting the 'Flea'. Earlier this year Messi had not yet reached Thierry Henry nor Johann Cruyff. The Frenchman currently plays in the New York Red Bulls but is a legend for Arsenal. At the age of 23 years and in eight seasons as a 'gunner' scored a total of 226 points. Messi will see in the mirror.

The second is Johan Cruyff . With 24 spring and having played eight seasons at Ajax Amsterdam, the Dutch had already achieved 229 points. Another player that dethrones Messi period. Of course, further records remaining players like Romario, Di Stefano or Pele.

If we travel to England we also find two players who also went down in history for its quality and merit in the Manchester United: Bobby Charlton and George Best. Comparing the age and season with Leo Messi, these two myths of English football does not reach Leo Messi. Bobby Charlton scored 133 goals between the seasons 1956/57 and 1963/64, while George Best scored 179 goals in the 11 years played in the 'Red Devils'.

In addition to breaking barriers as a scorer, Leo Messi can boast of being the only player at his age has many titles under his belt at club level (18): Five Leagues, one Copa del Rey, three Champions League titles, two Super Cups Europe, five Super Cups and two World Spain clubs.

Kaka: "We have an advantage but not so much"

Ricardo Izecson 'Kaka', hopes to "make history" in the Bernabeu, while still considered to be "very far" and aims to "win back" the Champions League.

The playmaker, who believes that is "improving" and "trying to regain a good level, does not forget his desire to win the Liga, but warns not to rely on the distance from the FC Barcelona." We an advantage that while a lot and not much because the opponent has a very strong capacity and we must be vigilant all the time until the mathematics tell us that we have come, "points out.

"I want to make history at Real Madrid, winning a lot. The club has 110 years, a fantastic story and I want to increase it some more. Is where I am and where I'm going," he said in a video chat with 'EA SPORTS Latin America', with the launch of the game 'FIFA Street'.

The Brazilian, who gave his best football memories responding to questions from the fans, feel your best year was 2007, when he won the Champions League and the Club World Cup, besides the 'Golden Ball' and 'FIFA World Player ', among other trophies. "Up until now, but I could still get very far," he stresses.

Want another Champions
Thus, one of his challenges is to win the Champions League with Real Madrid. "The beauty of the Champions League is all the way, it is very difficult and when you win is a thrill. I will try to win it again, because the best is the way. The feeling of playing the semifinals, the finals. .. that's what most gives a player like "sentence.

And is that still remembers the "great emotion" he felt when he joined the club of Concha Espina. "It's probably one of the best clubs in the world and have the opportunity to play here was a pleasure. I'm here in my third season and is always a great challenge to play for Real Madrid" sentence.

Kaka also want to be able to shine in the World Cup, both the selection and with the club. "The World Cup is the highest for a player, I was able to selection in 2002 and 2007 with Milan in Club World. For American makes more sense. In Europe the Champions League is more important, but in Brazil "said the Real Madrid.

Marcelo would choose to mate
regards to video games, reveals that usually plays with Real Madrid and the Brazilian national team and for this 'FIFA Street' Marcelo would choose as a companion. "It makes a lot of street football in Brazil, an incredible ability ... and Neymar has a little of this, Ronaldinho ... Brazilians in general, because many of them from the street," he says, noting the " incredibly easy to score goals "that have demonstrated both his compatriot Cristiano Ronaldo.

Finally, take the opportunity to "thank you dear fans taxed in both good and bad times." "Many people send me messages, supporting me. I want to thank the love with me and my family," he concludes.

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