• February 24, 2018 /  Basketball

    The NBA Players Association filed an unfair labor practices charge against the league to combat the new anti-flopping fines, but the National Labor Relations Board refused to rule on the complaint. Now, the NBAPA is seeking an arbitrator to work between itself and the NBA, according to CBS Sports’ Ken Berger. In October of 2012, the NBA announced a set of punishments for faking or exaggerating official calls: “We are now in the process of scheduling a case with our arbitrator to determine whether the NBA is allowed to unilaterally impose discipline in an area that exceeds the commissioner’s authority without the consent of the union,” NBPA interim executive director Ron Klempner told CBSSports.com on Tuesday. “It’s a subject they need to bargain with us, and we hope that the arbitrator will find that any type of discipline must be collectively bargained.” The complaint against the NBA was filed by the ousted director of the NBAPA, Billy Hunter, who said the league should not have the power to fine its players without discussing it and then earning consent from the union. In the regular season, players were warned once after a first-time offense before being charged $5,000, $10,000, $15,000 and then $30,000 for follow-up offenses. Nineteen NBA players were given warnings during the year, and five players received the initial fines. There were stricter rules without warnings during the playoffs, and eight players earned $5,000 fines in the postseason. The NBA and NBAPA could resolve the issue between themselves to avoid the need for arbitration, and Berger reports discussions are ongoing. Outgoing NBA commissioner David Stern said he was happy with how the anti-flopping rules worked to combat a growing league-wide problem.

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  • February 21, 2018 /  Football, Uncategorized

    Paris – Marco Verratti now called trying to ask for a raise to Paris Saint-Germain. He assessed deserve it because now claimed being targeted by Juventus and Fiorentina.

    Since joining PSG from Pescara on July 18, 2012, Verratti constantly speculated would return to Italy. Also had a number of clubs linked with him.

    20-year-old Italian midfielder has since stated that it wanted to return to Italy and play in Serie A on one day, though not state when.

    Currently, said Donato Di Campli which is an agency of Verrratti, his client was being so coveted from Fiorentina and Juve. Interest from two Serie A club were he made his capital to ask for a raise for his client.

    “We’re asking for a raise because Fiorentina and Juventus are also interested in chasing him,” said Di Campli to Gazzetta.it who told Football Italia.

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  • February 20, 2018 /  Tennis

    Wimbledon Grand Slam tennis tournament of the year gets the spotlight after some players complained about the condition of the pitch. Recorded in a single day seven tennis player Click withdrew because of injury and a few others because of a slip on the grass at Wimbledon during a match. Organizations International Tennis Federation (ITF) called this mass resignation as the largest in the history of Wimbledon. Third seed and 2004 champion, Maria Sharapova, fell three times and had to get treatment long enough, in the face of Michelle Larcher De Brito in the second round. “Most of the grass on the pitch suffered cuts and dead grass is not completely cleaned. Fields became slippery. Difficult to play in a field like this,” said Sharapova, after being defeated De Brito.

    “I’ve never fallen three times in one game. This time I saw a lot of players slipped and some of them injured,” said the Russian tennis player.

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    “Field slick. Difficult to play on the field like this.”

    Maria Sharapova

    She advised the players to practice on the field more often Wimbledon before games.
    Another big name loud is the second seed, Victoria Azarenka.
    He throws after being forced to retreat when critics fell in the second round on Wednesday (26/06) because of an injury he experienced a fall in Field No. 1 on Monday.
    “I fell pretty badly while my opponent dropped two times,” said Azarenka.
    “I hope the committee can resolve the problem of this field,” he added.
    Which is also backwards is Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Steve Darcis who rocketed his name after Click rid Rafael Nadal in the first round.
    Wimbledon organizers said they had prepared the pitch in the same way with the previous years.

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  • February 17, 2018 /  Tennis

    Stuttgart – Maria Sharapova advanced to the semifinals of the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix tournament. In the quarterfinals, Sharapova frustrate Ana Ivanovic 7-5, 4-6, and 6-4.

    Sharapova had to fight all three sets against Ivanovic at Porsche Arena on Saturday (04/27/2013) pm dawn. This is almost the same as when he takes 3 hours to beat Lucie Safarova day before.

    Russian tennis player was leading 4-1 in the third set before finally sealed his victory with a score of 6-4.

    After the match, Sharapova admitted that the match took place heavy for him.

    “It is very difficult to move my body. I need a little time to warm up. This is one tough game,” he said as quoted by AP.

    “Anna is more resilient, have a more powerful forehand, and I have to bend over backwards to the end. Glad I was finally able to escape.”

    In the semifinal Sharapova will face Angelique Kerber. Previously, Kerber won 6-3, 7-6 (2) over Yaroslava Shvedova.

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  • February 16, 2018 /  Racing

    Nuerburg – Rio Haryanto was unable to get a satisfactory result in the first race of the GP2 German. Indonesian young rider was only finished in 18th position in the feature race.

    In all the 32 lap race at the Nuerburgring circuit on Saturday (07/06/2013), Rio start in 20th position. He succeeded in crossing the finish line in 1 hour and 1 minute 0.306 seconds and ranks 18th.

    This is the winner of the first race DAMS driver, Marcus Ericsson. Ericsson, who started from second position, finishing in 1 hour 16.988 seconds.

    Rio still has a chance to earn points in Germany. He will follow the sprint race on Sunday (07/07/2013) tomorrow.

    In the rider standings, Rio now ranks 18th with 20 collection points. Top position is occupied by Rapax driver, Stefano Coletti, with 135 points.

    German GP2 Feature Race Results:

    1. Marcus Ericsson DAMS 1h00m16.988s
    2. James Calado ART +7860 s
    3. Stefano Coletti Rapax +14,915 s
    4. Fabio Leimer Racing Engineering +15,061 s
    5. Stephane Richelmi DAMS +15,119 s
    6. Robin Frijns Hilmer +15,272 s
    7. Jon Lancaster Hilmer +17,156 s
    8. Tom Dillmann Russian Time +17,823 s
    9. Felipe Nasr Carlin +24,265 s
    10. Johnny Cecotto Jr Arden +24,333 s
    11. Alexander Rossi Caterham +26,797 s
    12. Sergio Canamasas Caterham +27,221 s
    13. Sam Bird +31,518 s Russian Time
    14. Simon Trummer Rapax +31,592 s
    15. Daniel de Jong MP +33,904 s
    16. +34,142 Arden’s Mitch Evans
    17. Nathanel Berthon Trident +36,142 s
    18. Rio Haryanto Addax +43,318 s
    19. Fabrizio Crestani Lazarus +45,117 s
    20. Rene Binder Lazarus +45,498 s
    21. Daniel Abt ART +58,723 s
    22. Julian Leal Racing Engineering +59,186 s
    23. Jake Rosenzweig Addax +1 m08.725s
    24. Jolyon Palmer Carlin +1 m42.868s

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  • February 15, 2018 /  Football

    Manchester United’s executive vice chairman, Ed Woodward, is considering to do a little modification to the club’s official emblem.

    The words “football club”, which is removed in 1998 because of changes in the image, the plan will be re-listed. The omission of the article and a half decades ago is fairly controversial and invite anger most Red Devils supporters.

    Woodward himself admitted he did not like the change and ready to show again “football club” to the United badge.

    “I do not like the turn the badge. [Joint-chairman] Joel [Glazer] also did not like the change. We will examine and consider about it,” he told the British media on Sunday (21/7) this.

    “We are a football club, not a business.”

    “I have explained to our staff that we are a 135-year old club and that is that you must remember. We are a football club, a club [club] with a capital C.”

    “And those who are bound in the inside there is a commercial business that will finance the purchase of a lot of players forward and we should be supportive of them.”

    “We have to make sure these two elements go together but not mutually affect each other and that’s where we try to balance it.”

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  • February 11, 2018 /  Football, Sports Rule

    PSSI Jalin Kerjasama Dengan Asosiasi Hukum Olah Raga Internasional

    JAKARTA – The Indonesian Football Association (PSSI) formed a partnership with the International Association of Sports Law (IASL) to build sport tourism and prevent football from terrorist acts.
    There are seven scope of cooperation between the PSSI with IASL, the exchange of information and documentation, organization of joint activities for specific activities and the implementation of joint activities such as conferences, seminars and workshops on issues of international sports law.
    Signing of the MoU by Dimitrios Panagiotopoulos IASL President and the Secretary-General (Secretary) PSSI Joko Driyono at Hotel Atlet Century Senayan Jakarta, Friday (28/6).
    Secretary-General (Secretary) PSSI, Driyono Joko said, cooperation is expected to contribute positively to the flagship program PSSI, the Indonesian Football Millennium Development (IMFD) in international forums.
    IMFD has been approved in the PSSI congress in Surabaya June 17, 2013.
    “We are very excited. It’s a new era in the development of Indonesia Millennium Development Football, “he said.
    On that occasion, IASL appointed Indonesia as the host of the 19th IASL Congress next October. Congress to be held in Bali that will be attended by 40 countries.
    “Sport tourism and terrorism will be issues that will be discussed in Bali,” he said.
    IASL is an international scientific association founded at the first International Congress on Sports Law, December 11 to 13, 1992 in Athens, Greece. IASL goal is the cultivation and development of science, research and teaching Sports Law and the Olympic institution.

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