Saturday, March 10, 2012

Nadal: "I do not think Novak, think of me"

The Spanish tennis player Rafa Nadal has reiterated that only thinks about himself and how to improve performance, without looking at what makes Novak Djokovic, against whom has lost their last seven past duels and will try to unseat the next week at the tournament in Indian Wells Masters 1000 first season.

The Spaniard began his losing streak against Djokovic last year precisely in Indian Wells, although the gap between number one and number two world ranking was closer than ever in the recent Australia Open, which conquered the Serb after a marathon end (5-7, 6-4, 6-2, 6-7, 7-5) that grazed six hours.

"I always say the same thing, I want better for me not to beat Novak, Roger (Federer) or anyone. Try to give everything to improve my level and be a better player every year. And if that's enough to beat Novak, great . If not, keep training. I think of the best things I have, I think of me, "Nadal said in his press conference prior to the tournament California.

Nadal still has a favorable balance over Djokovic (16-14), but in the last year and again stumbled against an unbeatable opponent. Still, said he did not feel "for revenge" towards the Balkans. "I have no obsession with any player. My spirit is improving every day, that's my satisfaction," he said.

In this sense, the Spaniard warned that "being behind someone is a little easier when you're at the top" and that "having a player above gives you a reference for improvement," but at the same time acknowledged that "it better to be up. " To return to number one, stressed that it is important not to lose patience.

"I agree thoroughly defeats, as well accept victories. I went back to Australia very happy with the way I played many times in the final. I did not do very well in the second and third set, but I'm happy with the rest of the game. Overall it was a very good tournament, "he analyzed.

Nadal said he has spent the last month in Manacor relaxing with their environment and training "a little" in the face of Indian Wells, to deal with energy, "the most important part of the season, from now until Wimbledon." "And this is Olympic year also, so it's time to be prepared for everything," he added.

Mixed fortunes for Nadal and Djokovic in the doubles at Indian Wells

The two best players in the world, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic began his career in the doubles at Indian Wells with mixed fortunes, and while the Spanish victory was released with the help of Marc Lopez defeated Serbian Victor Troicki dropped.

Nadal and Lopez were imposed on France's Michael Llodra and Nenad Zimonjic of a double 6-4 in one hour and 14 minutes. Their next opponents will the clash between the Ukrainian Alexandr Dolgopolov and Belgian Xavier Malisse against the French Nicolas Mahut and Gilles Simon.

Single Table Nadal at last met his first opponent in the tournament, the Argentine Leonardo Mayer, now overcame the Colombian Alejandro Falla 2-6, 7-6 (7), 6-4 in two hours and 50 minutes.

Meanwhile the Spanish Marcel Granollers and Feliciano Lopez eliminated at the first change to Djokovic and Troicki for a double 7-5 in one hour and 31 minute match.

Djokovic, world number one debut in individual table in front of the Kazakh Andrey Golubev, a player before he has faced only once, just last year at Indian Wells, with victory for the Serbian 6-0, 6 -4.

Brazilian Thomaz Bellucci also won the Czech Lukas Rosol 6-2, 7-6 (4) in one hour and 19 minutes and will play in the next round to Austrian Jurgen Melzer.

For his part, Argentine David Nalbandian beat Italian Potito Starace 7-6 (4) and 6-0 (one hour and 25 minutes) and will now face Croatia's Marin Cilic, while his compatriot Carlos Berlocq got rid of Frenchman Benoit Faire 6-4, 6-2 (one hour and 38 minutes) and will play against the Canadian Milos Raonic.

In the women's Spanish Anabel Medina lay India's Sania Mirza 6-2, 7-5 in one hour and 25 minutes, while Carla Suarez lost to Italy's Flavia Penetta 6-3, 6-4 in one hour and 24 minutes.

Medina will face in the next stage with Germany's Julia Goerges.

Results in week

- Individual male. First round:

Xavier Malisse (BEL) Bobby Reynolds (USA) 6-2 6-4.

Denis Kudla (USA) Tobias Kamke (GER) 2-6, 7-6 (3), 6-4.

Carlos Berlocq (ARG) Benoit Faire (FRA) 6-4 6-2.

Tommy Haas (GER) to Jarkko Nieminen (FIN) by 7-6 (9), 6-4.

Marcos Baghdatis (CYP) Jeremy Chardy (FRA) 6-3 6-4.

Nikolay Davydenko (RUS) to Sergei Bubka (UKR) 7-5 6-3.

Michael Llodra (FRA) Ernests Gulbis (LAT) 6-3, 5-7, 7-6 (3).

Marinko Matosevic (AUS) Ruben Bemelmans (BEL) 6-2 6-3.

Denis Istomin (UZB) Yen-Hsun Lu (TPE) by 7-6 (6), 6-3.

Thomaz Bellucci (BRA) Lukas Rosol (CZE) 6-2 7-6 (4).

David Nalbandian (ARG) to Potito Starace (ITA) by 7-6 (4), 6-0.

Leonardo Mayer (ARG) to Alejandro Falla (COL) 2-6, 7-6 (7), 6-4.

Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) Ivan Dodig (CRO) 6-1 6-4.

Ryan Sweeting (USA) to Tomaž Štebe Cedrik-Marcel (GER) 6-2 6-2.

Giller Muller (LUX) Bernard Tomic (AUS) 4-6, 7-6 (4), 6-0.

Steve Darcis (BEL) Donald Young (USA) 6-2, 3-6, 7-6 (5)

Federer losses charged against Nadal time

Roger Federer has complained in the press conference in Indian Wells on time management of Rafa Nadal during games and, in turn, has expressed his displeasure at the lack of punishment of judges to that facet of the game.

"I do not complain much, but I do not understand how, over a four-hour match with Rafa ever get a warning for wasting time," said the Swiss.

The Swiss have expressed unease about the permissibility of the arbitrators at the time management Nadal in the meetings: "There are times when judges could be a little firmer. Because at the end of the day do not know if the fans feel frustrated to see five points that can last five minutes. "

Nadal Federer took up the gauntlet and defended: "The rules are there, but you can not expect a rest only 20 seconds of hard rallies. I am not prepared to do so. If the judge gives the warning, the players have to accept . The rule is, but each understands it differently. depends on how the game goes. "

Anabel Medina beats Sania Mirza

Novak Djokovic, ruthless ruler of the tennis world in recent times, has said he does not feel "invincible or untouchable" despite the expected stream of titles that extend to Indian Wellls, first Masters 1,000 of the season.

"I think at the top of the world, or untouchable or unbeatable. That's out of the equation. Always try to give a hundred percent in every workout, I always keep a positive mindset to prepare each tournament, each season," said Djokovic in his press conference prior to the tournament California.

The Serbian, who has won four of the last five tournaments of 'Grand Slam' and amassed an impressive 70-6 mark last year, confessed "very, very proud" of the "consistency" that has been granting its game. "But the greatest success was won Wimbledon tournament because he had always dreamed," he revealed.

Being located on the top of the world "is always added pressure and expectations," but it is something that "you must understand," explained Djokovic, who will try to validate title in Indian Wells after beating in last year's final to Rafael Nadal (4 - 6, 6-3, 6-2).

"It's always good to get back to a place where I have done so well in the past five years, playing finals and winning two titles. The conditions here are well suited to my style of play. The track is always a little slower and I prefer it, so I'm looking forward to playing this week, "he analyzed.

second round.
Petra Kvitova (RCH/N.3) to Barbora Zahlavova Strycova (RCH) 6-1, 6-3.
Li Na (CHI) to Galina Voskoboeva (KAZ) 3-6, 6 - 3, 6-3.
Agnieszka Radwanska (POL/N.5) Sorana Cirstea (RUM) 6-2, 6-4.
Angelique Kerber (ALE/N.18) Sloane Stephens (USA) 2-6, 7 - 5, 6-4.
Victoria Azarenka (BIE/N.1) Mona Barthel (GER) 6-4, 6-7 (4), 7-6 (6).
Vera Zvonareva (RUS / 9) Kimiko Date- Krumm (JAP) 6-3, 6-4.
Vania King (USA) Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS/N.13) 6-4, 6-4.
Flavia Pennetta (ITA/N.27) to Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP ) 6-3, 6-4.
Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS/N.25) to Timea Bacsinszky (SUI) 6-3, 2-0 and neglect.
Klara Zakopalova (RCH) Daniela Hantuchova (SVK/N.19) 6 -3, 6-7 (7), 6-3.
Anabel Medina Garrigues (ESP/N.24) to Sania Mirza (IND) 6-2, 7-5.
Jarmila Gajdosova (AUS) to Yanina Wickmayer (BEL / N 22) 2-6, 6-2, 6-4.
Zheng Jie (CHI/N.31) to Michaella Krajicek (NED) 6-1, 6-3.
Christina McHale (USA/N.32) Elena Vesnina (RUS) 6-3, 7-5.
Jamie Hampton (USA) Jelena Jankovic (SER/N.12) 6-4, 6-3.
Julia Goerges (ALE/N.14) Elena Baltacha (GBR) 6 -3, 6-2.

Djokovic: "I'm not invincible and untouchable"

Novak Djokovic, ruthless ruler of the tennis world in recent times, has said he does not feel "invincible or untouchable" despite the expected stream of titles that extend to Indian Wellls, first Masters 1,000 of the season.

"I think at the top of the world, or untouchable or unbeatable. That's out of the equation. Always try to give a hundred percent in every workout, I always keep a positive mindset to prepare each tournament, each season," said Djokovic in his press conference prior to the tournament California.

The Serbian, who has won four of the last five tournaments of 'Grand Slam' and amassed an impressive 70-6 mark last year, confessed "very, very proud" of the "consistency" that has been granting its game. "But the greatest success was won Wimbledon tournament because he had always dreamed," he revealed.

Being located on the top of the world "is always added pressure and expectations," but it is something that "you must understand," explained Djokovic, who will try to validate title in Indian Wells after beating in last year's final to Rafael Nadal (4 - 6, 6-3, 6-2).

"It's always good to get back to a place where I have done so well in the past five years, playing finals and winning two titles. The conditions here are well suited to my style of play. The track is always a little slower and I prefer it, so I'm looking forward to playing this week, "he analyzed.

Ricky: "At this point it's getting a little uphill"

It is one stage in the first season of a player in the NBA. Like say your name at the ceremony in the draft and make you a peer hazing, beginners should go through the rookie wall . It's those moments when you begin to notice the fatigue, the accumulation of trips and parties empinan to become an obstacle to lower your benefits.

These days, Ricky Rubio tries to overcome this wall. Rigor are the consequences of
physical and frenetic pace of the NBA. "There are parties that do not feel your legs and you have to pull heart. It note so compressed a time," he says. Ricky gets into a bath tub of ice after games and has bought some stockings worn under jeans. He says that helps you recover, but each time it costs more. It lacks freshness.

Here are the numbers to prove it. In the last two seasons at the ACB, Ricky played a total of 1,772 minutes distributed in 84 games counting the regular season and the series title. In just 40 games of NBA point guard has played 1,364. That is, with its current average of 34.1 minutes in 11 games just match the running time of the last years. Ricky will have to get a running start to jump these hurdles.

The Spanish player is aware of this hardness and admits that the burden of parties has blown. "At this point in time it's getting a bit uphill," admits one waiting Ricky did not take to recover the feelings that led him to dazzle the league in the first half of the season.

Users of Leo Messi crowned

Leo Messi is by absolute majority, the best player in football history for users 50.2% of the over 87,000 survey participants chose the Argentine above other stars that marked time in the past.

Messi received almost twice as many votes than its nearest rival, Frenchman Zinedine Zidane, idol for 27.5% of participants in the survey. The umpire, with almost 10% of the vote, was Diego Armando Maradona.

Very close to Maradona Pele stands. The Brazilian grabbed 7%, about 2,500 votes. Behind Di Stefano, nearly 4%, and Cruyff, with only 1.5%, close the vote.

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Messi 25 million increase in value in just two months

The market value of Lionel Messi grew 22 percent in just two months, from 115 million in January to 140 million euros in March, according to estimates released today by the Brazilian Pluri consultant, specializing in football market information .

"I just spent two months since the last assessment made Barcelona player and the amazing sequence of events led us to update it mandatory," said the consultant in a statement.

Instead of the value of the transfer or the termination clause, Pluri estimated market value of the players from their own software that takes into account specific criteria such as age fifteen, creativity, consistency, physical strength or ability titles won financial return for his club.

The consultant had conducted an assessment of Messi on 10 January this year to establish the most valuable players this year and ranked as the first in the world rankings, with a market value of 115 million euros.

Multi re-evaluated this week after recent and acclaimed presentations of three-time world player of the FIFA both in Barcelona, ​​including five goals he scored in a 7-1 win over Bayer Leverkusen in the Champions League , as with Argentina, including the three who scored in the friendly with Switzerland.

The new evaluation confirmed the Argentine striker 24 years as the world's most valuable player, now with a value of 140 million euros.

Brazilian consultancy admitted having difficulties in assessing Messi "because this is a phenomenon as differentiated from the other athletes (current and recent past) that hinders the creation of a basis of comparison."

Such difficulties also respond to that, according Pluri, "certainly no club in the world has to finance its recruitment conditions."

In the note, which justified the significant increase in market value of Messi in just two months, the consultant concluded that "only 24, Lionel Messi is located between the main players of all time although still has the major challenge to win a World Cup with Argentina. "

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Kaka is still king ... on Twitter

Beyond its good game against Espanyol, which feeds the umpteenth resurrection expectation of football at Real Madrid, Kaka retains status Ballon At least on Twitter. The Brazilian footballer is more often the world, with almost nine million fans on this network. A classification that follows him, even from afar, his partner Cristiano Ronaldo , with over 7.5 million 'followers', and which draws attention to the absence of Leo Messi , who has no official profile in this network.

The crack of Barca might be the only alternative to the dominance of the two stars Real Madrid on Twitter. While generally, the world of football, has a limited role. Kaka is 18 th in the overall ranking, and more than 8.9 million followers do not represent even half of those treasures Lady Gaga , undisputed queen of this network of microblogging, which exceeds 20. The pop stars dominate Twitter, and after the eccentric American artist featuring characters such as Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Shakira, Rihanna and Britney Spears.

Kaka pulls on Twitter of his undoubted past glory as a player and the huge mass of people in his country, Brazil, which also weighs too religious aspect of the player, global ambassador of evangelical faith. In fact, this is the first professional athlete in the list of most followed personalities. Its projection cybernetics, though, also has caused the odd problem .

Only three players in the Top 100
The next athlete in the Top 100 is your mate Cristiano Ronaldo, who is ranked 22 ( statistics updated to March 7, 2012 and subject to the fluctuations of this network ). You have to go back to 49 to find the next athlete, but it is one retired, the great Shaquille O'Neal (5.1 million). It is followed by another basketball player, LeBron James , and ranked 81, with 3.8 million. And Neymar , another Brazilian, very abudante passports among most followed personalities on Twitter-closes the presence of professional sports in the Top 100. The Santos player is 93 °, with over 3.5 million unconditional.

Send the Catalans in Spain
Nationally, imposing the Spanish players Barça: Iniesta is fourth, followed by Cesc , both above the 2.6 million followers, while Pique and Puyol exceed 2.3. The first Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos , eighth, grazing two million. And Xabi Alonso closes the Top 10 with over 1.8 million 'followers'.

"It is not unusual to want the best average scorer in Europe"s

Gonzalo Higuain is still news. Not just for his goals, two against Espanyol, for a total of 16 in the league, and its incredible effectiveness , but for their future. A future on the horizon is emerging a big name in Europe: Juventus of Turin.

Gonzalo's father, Jorge, told BRAND reports in recent days in Italy, aimed at the revival of interest in Juventus striker Real Madrid: "It is not unusual to be interested in the striker with the best average of Europe."

El Pipa, who has the career of his son with his representative, 'Cacho' Recassens adds that "it is not the only club Juventus, there are many teams interested in Europe."

MARK picks up these words of Jorge Higuain on the same day that 'Tuttosport' echoes other statements of the parent of a player, that says, among other things: "We are honored the interest of Juventus. Now Gonzalo thinks of Madrid, talk in May. season enters its decisive phase and Gonzalo think winning the league and the Champions League with Madrid. The interest of Juventus and there was a year ago, but wanted to stay in Madrid Gonzalo. "

"Now, Jorge Higuain added as' Tuttosport'-the possibility of a transfer to a team like Juventus can only enorgullecerle, but soon. In May my son and I will analyze the situation and be willing to talk with Juve ".

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Beckham eager to play in the Olympics and called it a'' dream'' his time at Real Madrid

TUCSON - David Beckham expressed his desire to return to donning the shirt of the England team to play in the Olympic Games to be held this year in London, and defined as "a dream" four years he spent at Real Madrid.

"I shared the court with great players and the fans were incredible to me. Just playing with Real Madrid for four years was a dream for me, but go back, I'm not sure about it," said midfielder
In speaking of his present and future, the 36-year-old told Efe that is in good shape and works hard to achieve to fulfill their Olympic project.
"I think I have very good chances of success, as I keep physically fit, in shape," said Efe former player of Manchester United.

The Los Angeles Galaxy star said he has been told that is eligible to be summoned to the selection and indicated that he would be thrilled to play for the first time the Olympic Games.
Beckham renewed this season for two years with the Galaxy, after two stages on loan to Milan in 2009 and 2010, and one of the reasons why he chose to continue with the Lakers, he says, is his great interest in returning to the England.

The midfielder has worked hard for these Games even began to promote them in the closing ceremony of Beijing Olympic 2008.

Beckham is in the city of Tucson (Arizona) to participate with his team at the Desert Diamond Cup football tournament, which also involved the New England Revolution, Real Salt Lake and the New York Red Bull.

The competition will end on Saturday.
Although the current American League Champions (MLS), the Galaxy are not committed and work hard to meet his followers, he said.

"We were received very well here in Arizona. We have had good games and good training," he said.

The number 23 of the Galaxy, said he was pleased with the facilities that the team has received for its concentration in Tucson and does not rule in the future can become a permanent training base for MLS teams.

He said the parties have had as part of this tournament have helped the team progress and adjustment.

Since he's been with the Galaxy, Beckham has been elected twice to the All-Star Game MLS. In 2011 finished the season with fifteen assists, his best showing in its passage by the U.S., and was named to the All-League Team.

The presence of English in Tucson has caused great interest among fans, some of which explicitly moved from northern Mexico to see close to the ex-captain of the England team.
Beckham arrived at the Galaxy in 2007 after playing for Real Madrid, a time to remember fondly.
The Galaxy will open the 2012 season in MLS at the Home Depot Center in Los Angeles against Real Salt Lake on March 10.

Triumphant return of Fernando 'Ko-knockout vs. Angkota Chulito'Montiel

Sinaloa - Mexico's Fernando Montiel on Saturday night won by knockout in the ninth round to Indonesian Angky Angkota in the main event at the gym Germain Evers of this city.

"Kochulito" Montiel made a triumphant return after the setback suffered against Victor Terrazas and did so strongly against Angkota, in combat made in the junior featherweight.

With this result, Fernando Montiel improved to 02/04/47, with 37 knockouts and Angkota remained at 25-7, 14 ko's.

On the back, the poblano Samuel Gutierrez won a unanimous decision over Argentine Carlos Dario Ruiz to get one more win en route to the dispute of a world title in the category of Minimoscas, after having ruled for a short time in straw weight .

In another fight, the State of Mexico Juan 'churritos' Hernandez won a decision against Ulysses 'Mouse' Lara, 10 at flyweight.

Wladimir Klitschko retains world title by knocking out Mormeck

The Ukrainian Wladimir Klitschko retained today the world heavyweight title in versions of three organizations to win by ko in the fourth assault of a contest held in Düsseldorf Frenchman Jean Marc Mormeck.

Klitschko dominated the fight from the start. In the first assault, the French struggled unsuccessfully to find the melee, but Klitschko kept his distance working it with the left jab.

In the second chapter the Ukrainian rival in maintaining the distance, went on the attack and France had its first fall after a good combination of world champion.

From that moment, the outcome of the fight was already in the air. Mormeck had little objection to the superiority of Klitschko

After a pause in the third, fourth, with a new combination, Klitschko ended the fight. The Frenchman went to the canvas and the referee, before terminate the account of protection, said it was pointless to continue the fight.

Klitschko now completed 57 victories, 50 of them by KO in 60 fights while for Mormeck was the fifth loss in 41 fights.

The Ukrainian has the title of World Boxing Association (WBA), World Boxing Organization (WBO) and International Boxing Federation (IBF).

Murray ends with Djokovic unbeaten in 2012

The Serbian Novak Djokovic, world number one, which had ten games this year-seven victories in the Australia Open and three in Dubai, Dubai conceded their first defeat of course falling in the semifinals against Andy Murray 6-2, 7-5.

Murray, favorite number three and had lost to Djokovic in the semifinals of the Australian Open, was ahead 4-2 in the first set and saved two break balls to stand at 5-2. In the second, the British took a 3-0 lead, but the Serb leveled the sleeve (5-5) and Murray had to wait for the final two games to prevail by 7-5 after a long volley of his adversary.

With this defeat cut the run of ten consecutive wins this season accumulating Djokovic. Murray will play the final against Roger Federer, world number three, who beat Argentine Juan Martin del Potro 7-6 (5) and 7-6 (6).

Federer will play his second final of the year, after winning in Rotterdam also Argentine, who came to get his first tournament indoors in Marseille on Sunday.

Federer wins fifth time in Dubai

The Swiss tennis player and world number three, Roger Federer has managed to prevail in the final of Dubai to Andy Murray, 5-7 and 4-6, in a fairly matched game but finally opted in favor of Federer , which manages to win for the fifth time over his career in the UAE tournament.

The match started very even between two of the five best players in the world on track in Dubai. Both players did not yield on their serves until the Swiss took a break point to get ahead in the first set and a 5-7 power adjudicárselo well.

In the second set, the deadlock continued on the scoreboard. But the Scottish player collapsed physically and Federer took advantage to take the lead (1-3). The final of the Dubai put a pretty face Federer was more loose at times.

But nothing is further from reality, Andy Murray won his sleeve and even get ahead with a 4-3. However, the great form of Federer, who had won in Rotterdam, won in Dubai in order to add the second and final set of the final he proclaimed champion for the fifth time in this tournament and left the British winless for the first time at this track.

Thus, Federer remembers the result against the Scot Murray to beat him after the last time they met in the Masters tournament in London in 2010. However, on aggregate of direct confrontations between the tennis number three and four in the world is favorable to Andy Murray 8-7.

Ferrer conquest Acapulco after spending over Verdasco

David Ferrer won the Mexican Open in Acapulco for the third straight year by winning the final against Fernando Verdasco 6-1, 6-2. Ferrer completely dominated the match with Verdasco and got the win in 70 minutes for his third title in Acapulco, won without losing a set.

"I congratulate Verdasco, is a worthy rival of mine, is a great and am sure will give many joys of tennis, it really is very good," Ferrer said when receiving the trophy and prize of 300,000 dollars.

The Spanish equaled three Mexican Open title, he did in the beginning of this tournament the Austrian Thomas Muster, who holds the record of four consecutive championships in 1993, 1994, 1995 and 1996.

"I was not worthy opponent for him after the game I did not disastrous know what to say," said Verdasco to claim their prize as a finalist in the competition in Mexico.

After the singles final, David Marrero and Fernando Verdasco claimed the doubles title after winning the final against Marc Lopez and Marcel Granollers 6-3, 6-4. David Marrero and Fernando Verdasco confirmed his good time and in the doubles since last week also won the Open in Buenos Aires.

Nowitzki gallons strip to cut the drain on the Mavericks

The Dallas Mavericks returned to winning ways after defeating the Utah Jazz to 102-96 . A triumph founded on the great performance by Nowitzki . The German scored 40 points and begins to show its best at the key moment of the season.

The German power forward Dirk Nowtzki got 40 points , his best mark so far this season, and the Dallas Mavericks 102-96 defeat to the Jazz .

Nowitzki became the hero of the current league champions by helping to stop a run of four straight defeats, the worst so far this season.

The reserve guard Jason Terry contributed 22 points and both were the only two players from the Mavericks in scoring in double figures.

The Dallas team leaves its mark on 22-16 , based mainly on Nowitzki, who scored 10 points in the fourth quarter of the game.

The reserve power forward Lamar Odom played for the first time after missing four games for family reasons and have received an ultimatum by the Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle, who had to define its position in the squad for the final in the league.

The Mavericks, with part of 53-47 in the third period, broke the scoring led by Nowitzki and got a run of 21-8, which gave them the advantage that secured the win.

While the Jazz (17-19), which entered the game having won the night before the Miami Heat (99-98), the leader was the power forward Paul Millsap , who scored 24 points in 30 minutes share.

The reserve power forward Derrick Favors had 14 points and guard-forward CJ Miles , who also came off the bench, reached the 13 points.

The power forward Al Jefferson kept his role under the basket and contributed a double-double of 11 points and 10 rebounds.

Stoner: "There is big difference between Honda and Yamaha"

The MotoGP world champion Casey Stoner, said in the presentation of the Repsol team waiting for a year with much equality, which is the main rival Yamaha. "This year is balanced. We have a weak point and, if managed, can lead us in the future. Now there is no difference between them."

About the pace of Lorenzo, who dedicated his season to do more long runs that time, said, "I never do long runs. To me it makes no sense. For me it is not necessary. Each driver has their own preferences, but I never do drills race. "

As for your bike, Stoner still see points to improve: "I love to say that everything is ready for the bike. We're making good time, but a couple of points, small problems that need fixing. Overall, I am happy with the bike. "

About Ducati, his former team, Stoner explained that "may need more time" to be up there. "It's a miracle to change everything on a motorcycle. If at first you do not give a step forward, it will be difficult, but I know Ducati and are able to move forward," he said.

Perez dominates and alters the simulated rain Massa

Felipe Massa was in charge of making mock qualifying and race on his last day of training camp on a day that dominated at the time Sergio Perez who led the new Red Bull chassis and the afternoon rain.

With a qualifying simulation, which used supersoft tires and just walked around, Massa dominated much of the morning, with a time of 1:22.413. At the last minute was passed by the Czech Perez Sauber (1:22.094) and Toro Rosso from Daniel Ricciardo (1:22.155). With proven parts these days, the F2012 is shown quickly to a single lap. It is unlikely that Massa was downloaded, it is not customary in the likes of Ferrari, who always saved room for deception.

In the afternoon, Massa made a long run until he was interrupted by rain. Until then it was shown that in a few laps the tires degrade rapidly. His pace was similar to the rest

Meanwhile, Red Bull, who put on track a car almost entirely new, was fast from the start with short runs in which repeated and 1:23 and 1.22 regularly in sets of 5, 6 and 7 turns. In the afternoon he was seen less rain. Webber proved with soft tires and, without knowing the fuel load, was a good pace. The tire degradation was also high on Red Bull, but less than in the rest.

McLaren and Lotus were less active teams on track in the morning, with only 16 laps to Button and Raikkonen respectively. In the afternoon, Button made a mock qualifying and was placed second ahead of Toro Rosso and Ferrari. The McLaren showed that going fast on Saturdays.


1. Perez Sauber 1m22.094s 114
2. Button McLaren 1m22.103s 44 0009
3. Ricciardo Toro Rosso 1m22.155s 131 0061
4. 0319 Ferrari 122 Massa 1m22.413s
5. Di Resta Force India 1m22.446s 108 0352
6. Williams Senna 0386 111 1m22.480s
7. 0536 Caterham Kovalainen 1m22.630s 64
8. Webber Red Bull 1m22.662s 70 0568
9. Rosberg Mercedes 1m22.932s 129 0838
10. Raikkonen Lotus 1m25.379s 43 3285

Keita had the keys to the bus

Barcelona beat Sporting Gijon in a duel of high demands for the Catalans. Clemente bolted in your area and Guardiola struggled to find holes. Keita was instrumental in making the first and scored the second goal to tie after Barral. With the match decided, Xavi signed the third.

The technician sportinguista predicted an encounter in which his players would play the ball just 12 minutes. If there were 12, it seemed. Barcelona was one of those games he catches the ball and just let go, but that did not reported the usual number of occasions.

The Asturian made a very serious game at defensive end. Just holes left behind and the Catalans took God and help them create problems for John Paul.

Before the break Barca went ahead through Iniesta, one of the best in the game. The manchego almost accidentally pushed a pass from the death of Hadrian. However, the merit of the play must give to Keita, who was the one who enabled the Brazilian in the area.

The game changed in two minutes
the game went into halftime giving the impression that it was impossible to escape Barca is three points. It took two minutes into the second half to knock down that idea.

Velasco Carballo, who ate two penalties-Piqué expelled for bringing down of the Caves on the edge of the area. A questionable expulsion was accompanied by a goal from Barral a minute later. In two minutes, Barça grew dwarfs.

Barca were replaced and, despite the inferiority did not lose the game handles. I was struggling to find the final pass after three quarters came to court, so I decided to test Keita from the front. The Malian broke the tie with a goal into the top corner in the closing stages.

The Sporting both left groggy, who conceded a third soon after. Iniesta Xavi enabled only within the area and the Barca captain said.

Injury Alexis
addition to the red Pique, the worst news of the match for Barcelona's injury was Alexis Sanchez. Already in the discount, and exhausted all changes, Chilean left the pitch with discomfort in the groin.

FIFA has the rule of penalty and expulsion

Two companies, Hawkeye and GoalfRef have been chosen for the next phase of testing of the technology of the line (GLT) today approved IFAB as the International Board of Football Associations (for its acronym in English) At its meeting of Surrey (England).

Those responsible for safeguarding and change the rules of football examined the report submitted by the independent testing institute EMPA on the first phase of tests carried out between November and December 2011 with eight companies of GLT, and outlined the procedures continue in the second phase, between March and June 2012.

Both companies were approved by the IFAB to participate in the second part of testing. Hawkeye system uses optical recognition cameras, while GoalRef uses a magnetic field with a special balloon to identify a goal situation.

The second phase, which will run between March and June 2012, will be rigorously assessed the reliability and accuracy of each system.

After this period, will hold a special meeting of the IFAB in Kiev on July 2 to make a decision on final passage of the GLT.

Also approved the use of women's football hijab (headscarf as Islamic dress code), a fact that was received with great satisfaction by Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein, vice president of FIFA, as subsequently reflected in a statement.

"I am deeply grateful that he may prosper the proposal to allow women to cover their heads in football," said the leader, who said he is convinced that this measure will accelerate once the health and safety studies will be finally adopted at the special meeting of July 2.

On the other hand, the IFAB received the report on the experiment with additional assistant referees, launched in the Champions League and Europa League, as well as competitions in Brazil, Morocco and Qatar, and makes the final decision at the meeting in Kiev after defeating the Euro.

In contrast, there flourished in this fourth session 126 substitution in the games he has extension and inclusion of a new text regarding the rule of "triple punishment" according to the recommendations of the Task Force working group Football 2014 Cup.

Currently, the player who prevents a clear shot on goal in the area by a punishable act, is punished with the penalty shot, expulsion and suspension accordingly.

Kun's dream is Real

A Sergio Aguero Lionel is his eyes lit up when he heard the news Friday conducted by MARK . The Argentine, who live their happy days in Manchester after six months of difficult adjustment, has never hidden his desire to return to Spain, where it exploded footballing country.

Moreover Madrid, the city where he spent the last five years of his life, where he met his wife is now and where Benjamin was born, her first child. So last summer Kun lasted until the last minute if he finally made his move to Real Madrid. In the end, he had to pack up to go to the City.

His first six months in Manchester, as recognized by this Friday MARK sources of their families, were "very hard". Aguero and Yanina had to adapt to a new country with a different language, other times, customs ... Although sports performance in the City has been spectacular since the first day, Kun was looking forward to the Christmas break to leave Manchester and go home. It was a hard semester Agüero family.

Training with his teammates, the parties to the City, the victories, football, Kun helped them adapt to life in Manchester. Now, six months after his arrival, Aguero and his family begin to feel comfortable in England, accustomed to the new pace of life, built in the city, but always with the memory of Majadahonda in memory.

Athletically, El Kun is excited in the City. His team dominated the Premier League with an iron fist and he showered praise. His last performance in the Champions League match against Porto put their feet the entire British press, which has spent the week comparing him to his father, the great Diego Armando Maradona.

The board of 'God'
Maradona was precisely one of the first people who recommended fichara by Real Madrid. He did it first in private and then public. The Fluff did see his son that his growth was stagnating Atletico and to advance their careers should jump into a big one.

Now Kun silent on his future, but with a smile on. He knows the story advanced by MARK is inappropriate for him, for the City and Madrid. It focuses on getting the double with his current team, Premier League and Europe, in his first season in England.

Then when the season ends, it's time to think of the next. Be living again in July in Madrid and entrenándose to Mourinho would be a dream come true for Aguero, but the Argentine is very clear that the drama of last summer can not be repeated.

You do not want to become overly optimistic, because it is aware that two consecutive transfers a player of his level through rarely occur. Athletically, is delighted at the City-the club gives superstar treatment, and their adaptation to the city is completed. But Madrid throws much.

Meanwhile, in the offices of the Bernabéu same thing happens with Mou's trip to London, no one bats an eye. Higuain is untouchable for Mou and the club and only if it's Pipit who wants to leave Real Madrid will start the machinery. Not before.

Piqué: "I feel that the removal was deliberate"

The center of Barcelona, ​​Gerar Pique, left the game in the second half after being expelled for an offense on De las Cuevas. The center believes that the collegial decision was unfair. "During the break I told the referee that it was Keita penalty and he has kept. I have the feeling of premeditation," he said after the match against Sporting.

Clearly, this season has been very fortunate not to Pique. Guardiola brought him into the starting lineup after being absent at the Calderon, center back but did not finish the game after seeing a red card (just in the opinion of Andujar Oliver). He had to overthrow Miguel de las Cuevas when preparing to face sportinguista solo Victor Valdes.

Pique has not had the continuity that would have wanted. Pep has already made it clear that not too happy with his current form but before the media has always made clear that the fundamental focus is on your computer.

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