• Football: AirAsia signs three-year sponsorship deal with FAS

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    February 23, 2017 /  Football, Uncategorized

    SINGAPORE: Malaysian budget carrier AirAsia has signed a three-year sponsorship deal with the Football Association of Singapore (FAS).

    The sponsorship, worth S $ 1.8 million, will include flights of for the under-21, under-23 and senior national teams, as well as the National Football Academy’s age-group teams and women’s teams.

    The partnership with FAS is set to provide the Necessary support to the association to further gamers footballing success and raise standards for all levels. The Singapore national football team are the recent Victors of the ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) Suzuki Cup campaign.

    AirAsia will also offer “attractive travel packages” for football fans traveling to away matches, it said in a release.

    “I never looked at the commercial aspirations … but to aim high and do something meaningful for Singapore football,” said AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes.

    “Having AirAsia on the Singapore jersey is important, we want to put forward the message that we want to do better, that we want to dream. We hope to be part of that success; to help some of those young kids Realise their aspirations. ”

    Mr Fernandes added that the sponsorship does not have “a fixed set of rules”.

    “Whatever comes up with the FAS and requires our assistance, we are ready to help,” he said.

    AirAsia has a track record of sports sponsorship, having backed the English Premiership football team Queens Park Rangers, Lotus Formula 1 outfit, the ASEAN Basketball League and MotoGP.

    FAS President Zainudin Nordin said he is “absolutely thrilled to have concluded an agreement with an organization of AirAsia’s caliber and reputation”.

    “We are really thankful to Tony Fernandes and AirAsia for their staunch support for football and we are looking forward to working closely with them to further promote the sport in the coming years,” he said.

    He added: “It is a positive thing for us, Because Mr Fernandes and AirAsia are supporting youth, and sports in particular.”

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  • Target NPC Athletics 40 Gold APG Myanmar

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    February 23, 2017 /  Athletic and Swimming

    Solo (Reuters) – National Paralympic Committee (NPC) Indonesia expects to win 40 gold medals in athletics at the ASEAN Para Games (APG) VII/2014 in Myanmar.
    National Training Coordinator of Disability Athletics Indonesian sports, Waluyo, in Solo on Thursday, said it has set up as many as 56 athletes both men’s and women for athletic sports at APG Pelatnas in Solo.
    According Waluyo, of the number of athletes expected target of 40 captured the gold medal at APG Myanmar next year can be met.
    In addition, it is also hoped APG athletic sports in Myanmar all numbers remain contested. In the previous APG Athletic sports in Solo, Central Java, Indonesia athletes won 34 gold.
    “We saw the potential of athletes with disabilities in Indonesia today there is increasing to win gold in Myanmar,” said Waluyo.
    He explained that the state has the ability or the arch-rivals Indonesia Thailand. Country, it also has a potential athlete to win gold.
    “Our athletes have a chance at the gold medal number F 20 women are expected to win three gold, while TF 20 son tunagrahita likely five to six gold,” he said.
    However, Indonesian athletes are usually inferior to the outside when using a tool such as running wheelchair. Because, Indonesian athletes have adequate equipment.
    He explains, for the preparation of national training athletic sports held in Myanmar APG Sriwedari Solo Stadium.
    According to him, during the fasting month this time, the athletes undergo joint exercises for endurance, especially regarding the perception, after that, a new technique toward improvement.

    “We’re in this fasting month, boost endurance exercises for the same perception. Afterwards, they exercise towards new techniques,” he said.
    According to the Chairman of the NPC Indonesia, Senny Marbun, that pelatnas APG VII Myanmar, which was centered in Solo, during the month of fasting go ahead smoothly, and a total of 150 athletes from around the region.
    “The athletes ahead of the holiday is not returned to the region, but we give you a day off. However, athletes who want to return to the region allowed by transport costs alone,” said Senny Marbun.

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  • Think Marquez Start World Champion title

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    February 22, 2017 /  Racing

    Laguna Seca – Half season passes, Marc Marquez is able to perch on top of the MotoGP standings. Although still a debutant, young Honda rider’s start thinking about the world title.

    Following the victory at the U.S. MotoGP, Monday (07/22/2013) pm dawn, Marquez successfully defended its position at the top of the rider standings. She has now collected 163 points, 15 points ahead of Dani Pedrosa in second position and led 25 points from Jorge Lorenzo is in the top three.

    With Lorenzo, Marquez is now so riders with the most number of championships three times. The fact that his physical condition is much better because of not having an accident like that of Lorenzo Marquez was considered to have made ​​a promise to sustain performance in the second half of the season.

    “Why not?” Marquez said when asked about the chance to be world champion 2013.

    “It will be difficult but I do not expect previously in this position at the start of last season, and this is a good condition,” Marquez said in MCN.

    “At present, the most important thing is to feel comfortable with the bike and was in a good condition now. Important to undergo a summer vacation with such conditions, and we’ll see how it is in the second half of the season,” he said again.

    Throughout the history of Grand Prix racing, once the new rookie driver won the world title. It happened in 1978 and that doing so is a legendary racer Kenny Roberts.

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  • Three New Arrivals Enliven ABL

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    February 20, 2017 /  Basketball

    Jakarta – Competition ASEAN Basketball League (ABL) season will be more stringent than the previous two seasons, as there are three new teams competing.

    Three new teams are San Miguel Beermen (Philippines), Bangkok Basketball Holdings (Thailand), and Saigon Sports Academy Basketball (Vietnam).

    They will join the AirAsia Philippine Patriots, Westports KL Dragons, Chang Thailand Slammers, Singapore Slingers and the Indonesia Warriors (last season named Satria Muda BritAma).

    ABL’s third season of competition is unlikely to be followed by the Brunei Barracudas. Brunei has decided not to take part in this season.

    “The entry of a strong team like San Miguel from the Philippines and the new team of Vietnam and Thailand show that the ABL has been turned into a gladiator ring basketball at the regional level are accompanied with great ambition to be the best in ASEAN,” said ABL CEO Kuhan Foo a news conference in Hotel Mulia Senayan, Monday (09/26/2011).

    Meanwhile, SEABA President Erick Thohir ABL participants expect the increase will be accompanied by increased quality competition.

    “We did not want to add to the team but the quality of the competition is declining. Moreover, joining a team that is big teams,” said Erick.

    “The purpose of the ABL one of which is to improve the quality of local players in order to compete at a higher level. Therefore, we want to make sure that the additions do not make quality competition team down,” he added.

    ABL competition was about to begin its third season on January 14, 2012. This is to give an opportunity to the players to defend their country in the event the SEA Games in 2011.

    Increasing the number of participants also made ​​the competition so much longer duration. If last season’s competition completed in four months, on the third season of competition will later lasted six months.

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  • Pain resistant, Rafid Topan Touch Finish Line

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    February 19, 2017 /  Racing, Uncategorized

    ASSEN: Rafid Topan, QMMF Racing-sponsored riders have to endure pain Evalube when participating Moto 2 Circuit Assen on Sunday (30.06.13). The pain he suffered after crashing at a training session on Friday morning. With great determination, Typhoon force myself to finish the race.
    It worked dilakoninya, despite finishing in the top 28 most distended. “After the accident on Friday, I was in pain. I can not even sleep, I kept waking up because of bruises on the body is very sore. Difficulty I reached a good position because it, too,” he said.
    Typhoon itself has fallen in three straight races. Fortunately, this time he could finish the race. “It’s a difficult day, but I am excited to finish the race. Mine plan in the race for the future is to change the style to be more relaxed. I was too depressed at this race. Was not good,” he said.
    Better results obtained his colleague, Anthony West. The British rider won the 10th position. He’s competing with Julian Simon and Randy Krummenacher. He was 16 seconds slower than the winner, Pol Espagaro.
    “This is not a good result for my position dropped from sixth rank! Bike and I feel pretty fast lap times, but I could not be consistent. I felt faster than the other drivers, but it can not also pass the other drivers,” he said.

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  • PROFILE: Gerardo Martino, Security Safe Attractive Football Barcelona

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    February 13, 2017 /  Football, Uncategorized

    PROFIL: Gerardo Martino, Jaminan Aman Sepakbola Atraktif Barcelona

    When Tito Vilanova announced the resignation of directors Barcelona last weekend, football fans and the media instantly discuss the most appropriate figure to continue coaching sticks Camp Nou.

    President Sandro Rosell, vice president Josep Maria Bartolomeu, and sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta is already pocketed the desired candidates, but perhaps no one candidate a 50-year-old named coach Gerardo Martino is emerging as a substitute Vilanova.

    Tuesday (23/7), the official announcement finally launched Barcelona after the day before the appointment was busy-busy Martino Spanish media reported. Martino agreed to two-year contract at Barcelona and will bring together two staff confidence to Camp Nou, the Elvio Paolorosso and Jorge Pautasso.

    Zubizarreta reportedly more comfortable if Barcelona tried to approach Luis Enrique, who are familiar with the culture of the club and never deal with Barcelona team B. However, one obstacle is Barcelona had to pay compensation of € 3 million for Enrique has just agreed a contract to train Celta Vigo. Rosell and Bartolomeu choose Martino, the man who has known Rosell since a dinner invitation on the sidelines of the World Cup three years ago. Third Barcelona officials finally agreed to negotiate and take names Martino for approval to the board of directors. Everything runs fast and as Martino departure from his home in Rosario, Argentina, the final decision was up.

    Is Martino exact figures in the deal with Barcelona? Task team tackles one of the world’s best position is first trained outside Latin America. Since I started training in 1998, Martino spent five years with the Paraguay national team coached eight great achievement reaching the 2010 World Cup and the final of the Copa America 2011. Selepasnya year he moved to train club that raised him as a player, Newell’s Old Boys, before retiring this summer to look for a new challenge.

    Much like when Frank Rijkaard, Pep Guardiola and Tito Vilanova was appointed as coach, Martino capacity to handle my level team Barcelona questionable. Martino warranty at least be able to compete with the Blaugrana season 2013/14 given Cesar Luis Menotti. “Do not be surprised if he hit a top. He made Newell’s as one of the team who look most attractive in Argentina”, said the coach, who also handles the Barcelona.

    Martino training style is often compared to his teacher, Marcelo Bielsa. When Newell’s cruised into the final of the Copa Libertadores 1993 and then lost on penalties from Sao Paulo, Martino became the mainstay of the team’s midfield Bielsa. Martino later known as the Saxon “Bielsista” despite having a more pragmatic approach than the teacher. This is linked with Barcelona Martino. Before deciding swerved into the coach, Bielsa and Guardiola had visited them discuss the ins and outs of football for eleven hours. Guardiola impressed by the science of high-tempo pressing game and a dominant ball possession so dub Bielsa, “the best coach in the world”.

    High tempo pressing game and ball control also characterizes coaching Martino. Only, the coach who is familiarly called “Tata” is often adapt tactics according to the opponents faced. Martino agrees with the principle of “the best defense is attack”, but to attack, the defense must first provide a sense of security. One win and three draws in five matches, Paraguay capable of reaching the last eight of the 2010 World Cup with a 3-2 scoring record.

    Martino is known not hesitate personal approach to the players, including to those who are not regular players. Communication lines are always opened. Diligently he is always looking for the best tactics to keep the quality players that can arise optimally owned. In fact, as recognized Elvio Paolorosso, Martino also studied the habits and lifestyle of the players off the field.

    Martino characters like the challenge. Newell’s current deal agreed last year, he without hesitation attacking Argentine football culture is considered “dirty” and often rely more on physical strength than other aspects. “Beautiful Football hated. Someone will say a bad running game and ended up 2-1, but there are others who feel it is a great game,” she said. Martino waffle prove it by bringing Newell’s, who finished ranked 18th in the previous season, became the team’s top league Argentina Apertura and Clausura. Newell’s scored 40 goals in 19 Clausura games, losing on away goals from Velez Sarsfield in the league grand final, and qualified to the semi-finals of the Copa Libertadores.

    Then, what will face Barcelona with Martino? Barcelona will demonstrate it’s still an attractive game and hit the opponent in the game, but with a particular emphasis in the rear sector. Midfielder Javier Mascherano is now working as likely to receive a greater role as a counterweight to the midfield. Martino penchant paying attention to detail will make Barcelona overcome their weakness in the face of set-pieces and aerial balls from the opponent.

    One particular point to be noted as well. Martino presence will provide comfort for Lionel Messi. While still playing, Martino is Newell’s legend and idol Lionel’s father, Jorge. Martino and Messi were both born and raised in Rosario. Childhood, Messi had also entered the academy Newell’s before finally spoken for Barcelona. No wonder when Messi welcomes Martino speculation as a potential coach of Barcelona. “He’s a great coach and a proven ability in the Clausura. I love it,” said the star.

    Now, to borrow a phrase Spanish mass media, world soccer football may be anticipating the arrival of “tiki Tata” from the Camp Nou.

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  • Lampard: Chelsea Mourinho can repeat success

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    February 7, 2017 /  Football

    Frank Lampard dan Mourinho

    Some reports said the Portuguese coach’s 50-year-old will leave Real Madrid to replace the temporary Chelsea manager, Rafael Benitez.
    Lampard told Football Focus, the BBC, “With him (Mourinho) led us to work hard.”
    Click Chelsea win the European Champions Cup after beating Benfica on Thursday (16/05) morning.
    Mouriho coached Chelsea in June 2004 after delivering Porto win the Champions Cup.
    He won six trophies in three years, including two Premier League title but leave from Chelsea in September 2007 after a relationship with owner Roman Abramovich deteriorate.
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    In the following year, Mourinho joined Inter Milan won the Champions Cup and second and two league trophies.
    Mourinho moved to Real Madrid in 2010 and won the King’s Cup in his first year before shifting Barcelona as La Liga champions in his second year in Spain.
    When asked if Mourinho can repeat the success as when he first to Chelsea, Lampard said: “I ​​think he can because he works hard.”
    Click on Lampard extend a one-year contract with Chelsea on Thursday (16/05).
    “Still not sure (yet) if we work together again with him, of course nice. Talent and ability as a manager for me is the best,” added Lampard.

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  • Antonelli Killed in Accident at Supersport

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    February 4, 2017 /  Racing, Uncategorized

    Antonelli Tewas dalam Kecelakaan di Supersport  

    Moscow – Grief enveloped Italian racing world. Foreign riders who participated in the Pizza World Supersport event, Andrea Antonelli, died after suffering a severe accident at the race in Moscwa Raceway, Sunday, July 21, 2013.
    Kecalakan that struck Antonelli happened in the last corner on the first lap. In the slippery track conditions due to heavy rain, Antonelli lost control of his motorcycle to fall. After that, his head hit the motor co sekompatriotnya, Lorenzo Zanetti. “Three riders were injured and one of them from Italy died of injuries suffered,” said local police spokesman told reporters.
    Antonelli was immediately taken to the medical center that is in the circuit. The medical team did not want to bring Antonelli to a nearby hospital by helicopter because it does not want to take the risk. Because the injury is severe enough Antonelli. Goeleven Kawasaki rider was dead at 2 pm local time.
    FIM, Dorna, and YMS Promotion and decided to stop all activities scheduled on that day. »All the people involved in this championship deepest condolences to the Antonelli family, friends, team, and the Italian Federation over this tragic incident,” the official statement FIM.
    Antonelli became the second driver from Italy who died in the World Supersport Championship. Previously, Marco Simoncelli died when following the race at the Malaysian GP in October two years ago. Lives of the Gresini Honda team rider drifted after his head hit the motor and close friend Colin Edwards, Valentino Rossi.

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