• Sebastian Coe wants four-year ban for failed drugs tests

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    March 22, 2017 /  Athletic and Swimming, Uncategorized

    Sebastian Coe

    “We have to go back from two years to four years. The move down to two did a lot of damage to my sport,” Lord Coe told BBC Radio 5 live’s Sportsweek.

    “It is for the clean athletes. I don’t care about the cheats we weed out. These people are trashing my sport.”

    While the 1500m gold medallist from Moscow 1980 and Los Angeles 1984 does not believe trust in the sport has completely evaporated, Lord Coe is concerned people are losing faith in athletics.

    “It is depressing. Trust sits at the heart of this,” said Lord Coe, who is also vice-president of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).

    “I don’t think trust is gone entirely, but it was a bad day for the sport. The big challenge here is to go on fighting, this is not a fight we can afford to lose.

    “It is about trust. If fans can’t trust the athletes and go there knowing what they are watching is questionable, then we will descend to American wrestling where most of the crowd know it is fake and, worryingly, don’t care.”

    Lord Coe believes that athletes are currently taking risks by cheating as the two-year ban does not take enough time out of their career to be a deterrent.

    But the London 2012 organiser and current British Olympic Association chairman knows that lifetime bans are not possible.

    The BOA, before Coe was elected chairman, had a policy of banning any British athletes from competing in Olympic Games for life if they had previously failed a drugs test.

     

    However, in April 2012 the governing bodylost its battle with the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (Cas) to keep the policy.

    It allowed athletes such as Dwain Chambers, who failed a drugs test in 2003, to compete at London 2012

    “If I could bring lifetime bans in I would,” said Lord Coe.

    “The legal inhibitor to be able to do that is profound. We are not going to be able to have life bans, they would be challenged and when we have done it we have lost.

    “Four years does make people think, it is a big chunk of your career but two years with appeals is often only 18 months. Too many athletes have been prepared to take the risk.”

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  • For the 2014 World Cup, Di Natale Reject AC Milan Bids

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    March 22, 2017 /  Football, Uncategorized

     

    Italian veteran striker Antonio Di Natale turned down an offer to join AC Milan in the transfer market this summer. Di Natale Udinese chose to spend his career with a chance to keep the World Cup 2014.

    Demonstrated commitment to continuing to strengthen Udinese after the players agreed to extend his contract with the team based at the Stadio Friulli it alone until 2015 Di Natale Udinese costumed been nine years since imported in 2004 from Empoli after being loaned to a number of clubs.

    Udinese, he has appeared in 298 by scoring 158 party big gol.Naluri scored Milan seems to be the main reason for recruiting Di Natale despite the age of the players have stepped 35 years.

    “I thank coach (Milan), Massimiliano Allegri and Vice-President, Adriano Galliani over bid (strengthening Milan),” Di Natale said as quoted by the Italian Football.

    Di Natale explained, Milan are not the only team that made ​​a bid proposal to his agent. “But I have always insisted, wanted to end my career at Udinese,” he said.

    According to Di Natale, Udinese persist in making chances of playing in the 2014 World Cup have always maintained regular play. Through appearances in the 2013-14 season, he wants to prove to the Azzurri coach, Cesare Prandelli, he is still worth a grand event was brought to the World Cup class.

    “To be able to play in the Maracana, only once in a lifetime. If unable to do so, it was like adding icing to the cake my gait is very fantastic.”

    “However, to convince Prandelli, I have to think about consistency, both in practice and makes a great season for Udinese,” Di Natale said.

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  • Inter Sell 75 Percent Stake to Erto?

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    March 22, 2017 /  Football, Sport Equipments, Sports Rule

    Inter Milan reportedly has officially sold its shares to Indonesian businessman, Erick Thohir, as much as 75 percent.
    As reported by the Italian media Gazzetta dello Sport on Friday (9/7) this morning, Inter sold the shares are worth 300 million euro (Rp 3.9 trillion).
    Thohir want to acquire Inter news that had been blowing since early May. Initially, the Philadelphia 76ers NBA club owners and club soccer MLS DC United was negotiating with club president Massimo Moratti to buy a 51 percent stake in Inter.
    However, further news said Thohir offers up to 75 percent. However, the deal never actually come after Moratti has repeatedly denied that there was a deal with the boss Mahaka Group.

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  • MotoGP legend Enthusiast Follow Suzuka 8-Hours Race

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    March 22, 2017 /  Racing

    Kevin Schwantz (Foto: ist)

    SUZUKA – Event Suzuka 8-Hours Race this weekend ensured full participation of the iron horse jockey legend. One of them former MotoGP champion 1993 season, Kevin Schwantz, who will be riding the Suzuki GSX-R1000.

    Not himself, Schwantz Suzuki team participating in will also partner with Yukio Kagayama and World Superbike legend, Noriyuki “Nitro” Haga. Schwantz was looking forward claiming back down in the event that there has been 11 years that followed.

    “I’m looking forward to race at the Suzuka 8-Hour with Yukio and on the seat Noriyuki Suzuki GSX-R1000. Suzuka has a special place in my heart because I won my first 500cc Grand Prix here, “said Schwantz.

    “The last time I took an eight-hour event was in 1992 with Doug Chandler and we could not finish the race due to mechanical problems. With only two riders, it will be difficult physically. Now with three riders and still be heavy for me though not as before, “he added.

    “I myself have never won at this event and now with my colleagues tough as Yukio and Nori, I think we have a chance to win it,” Schwantz closed, as quoted by Crash, Thursday (25/07/2013).

    Suzuka 8-Hours Event Race time will be followed by 63 riders and expected, Suzuka will be met 80 thousand fans at the final session, Saturday (07/27/2013) future. Last year, the event was won by a trio of Jonathan Rea, Kosuke Akiyoshi and Tadayuki Okada that carries the FCC TSR Honda team.

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  • Nicky Hayden Threatened can’t join MotoGP Next Season

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    March 20, 2017 /  Racing

    Nicky Hayden Terancam Tak Ikut MotoGP Musim Depan

    2006 MotoGP World Champion Nicky Hayden will not be offered a contract extension by the Ducati team in MotoGP season 2014. Racer whose name is quite popular in the United States that had revealed his future uncertainty in MotoGP next season when convening MotoGP Germany last week.
    Ducati is based in Bologna, Italy is not an offer for a new contract Hayden motorhome Desemosedici for the sixth season. But also do not want to lose Ducati Nicky Hayden.
    As an alternative, offering Ducati rider 31-year-old racer was a different contract. That is offered to be the driver in the event the Superbike World Championship (WSBK).
    There has been no official confirmation from Ducati related to this issue. “We prefer to retain Nicky with Ducati and we have some options that are still to be discussed again with him, including the option to race in the World Superbike,” said Ducati boss, Paolo Ciabatti in MCN.
    But Nicky Hayden admitted, “I really prefer to stay in MotoGP racing with the right bike and the right team, but unfortunately at this time Momennya not so good,” said Nicky Hayden as reported Motorcyclenews.
    Hayden also indirectly agreed that he was ready to move into Superbike racing. Now he’s still wait and see. At least until the end of this season, Ducati will continue to give full support to the two riders, Hayden and Andrea Dovizioso.
    “But Hayden Ducati offered at different positions in the Ducati line-up, we are just starting to talk about this time in Germany, and we’ll see,” he said.
    By not offering them by Ducati Nicky Hayden, another speculation that mention Cal Crutchlow will move to replace Hayden Ducati.

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  • Capture Wimbledon in 2013, Nikon Robot Use Camera

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    March 20, 2017 /  Tennis

    Jakarta – One more use of robots in photography to capture important momentum. This time it was a collaboration between Nikon with Mark Roberts Motion Control (MRMC).

    Cooperation to produce images from a difficult angle that apply in the event the Wimbledon 2013, which was held a few days ago. Yes, the setup is done here is a combination of cameras and robotic equipment.

    Help setting it is a legendary sports photographer Bob Martin. He wears Nikon D4 DSLR with lens 200-400mm and 80-400mm. This tool and some extra D4 robotic system placed around the arena to produce a time-lapse photograph.

    The main camera is placed at the head of his own robotic SFH-30 belongs to MRMC, quoted from SlashGear, Tuesday (09/07/2013). The main unit can be controlled remotely by the photographer.

    When this device is controlled by Martin, another camera will use the information gathered by the first camera to track the subject. The result is, the subject and the photographer can get the same momentum, but from a different angle.
    “Demand for the new image in the grand sports event prompted me to break the boundaries of photography. Wearing this set up, proving that captures something that is impossible, so maybe now, which is very interesting for the future of photography,” said Martin.

    And here are some photos taken from the leading tennis tournament:

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  • Aspac win this season NBL Awards

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    March 19, 2017 /  Basketball

    Surabaya – Jakarta Aspac scooped seven awards event title National Basketball League (NBL) from 2012 to 2013. Young players Andakara Prastawa be collecting the most awards, capturing three titles.

    Aspac arguably appear dominant in the regular season the NBL this year. The team from the capital it has established himself a champion of regular half guard and led them, Pringgo Regowo, won the Most Valuable Player (MVP).

    It increases the success-after title was followed by pelar Coach of the Year award is attributed to architect Aspac, Rastafari Horongbala.

    Not quite there, Aspac young guard who is also the son of Rastafari, Andakara, crowned Rookie of the Year. 20-year-old basketball player was also successfully achieved the Sixth Man of the Year and included in the 2012-2013 NBL First Team.

    Other players nominated in the first team this season is Dimas Aryo Morrow (Pelita Jaya Jakarta Energy-MP), Pringgo Regowo (Dell Aspac Jakarta), Rizky Ardiansyah Way (Milky Nikko Steel Malang), and Rony Gunawan (Satria Muda Britama Jakarta).

    The last award was given to Aspac title of Best Management Award this season. All new trophy that will be awarded as Indonesia NBL Championship Series held at GOR UNY Yogyakarta, May 18 to 26 next.

    Here is a complete list of Award winners NBL 2012-2013:

    MVP (Most Valuable Player)
    Pringgo Regowo (Dell Aspac Jakarta)

    Coach of The Year
    Rastafari Horongbala (Dell Aspac Jakarta)

    Defensive Player of the Year
    Galank Gunawan (Satria Muda Britama Jakarta)

    Sixth Man of the Year
    Andakara Prastawa Dhyaksa (Dell Aspac Jakarta)

    Sportsmanship Award
    Max Yanto (NSH GMC Riau)

    Rookie Of The Year
    Andakara Prastawa Dhyaksa (Dell Aspac Jakarta)

    Speedy NBL Indonesia 2012-2013 First Team
    Andakara Prastawa Dhyaksa (Dell Aspac Jakarta)
    Dimas Aryo Morrow (Pelita Jaya Jakarta Energy-MP)
    Pringgo Regowo (Dell Aspac Jakarta)
    Bima Rizky Ardiansyah (Milky Way Nikko Steel Malang)
    Rony Gunawan (Satria Muda Britama Jakarta)

    Top Scorer
    Bima Rizky Ardiansyah (Milky Way Nikko Steel Malang) 16:52 PPG

    Top Rebound
    Galank Gunawan (Satria Muda Britama Jakarta) 10.00 RPG

    Top Assist
    Kelly Purwanto Ari Nugroho (Pelita Jaya Jakarta Energy-MP) 5:09 APG

    Top Block
    Ruslan (Stadium Jakarta) 2:48 BPG

    Top Steal
    Dimaz Muharri (CLS Knights Surabaya) 3:15 SPG

    Best Management Award
    Dell Aspac Jakarta

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  • Guardado unsure Soldado will stay at Valencia

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    March 19, 2017 /  Football

    Valencia winger Andres Guardado is unsure where Roberto Soldado will be plying his trade next season amidst interest fromTottenham.

    The north London club has become increasingly confident it can seal a deal for Soldado, with the player considering submitting a transfer request to speed up his exit from Los Che.

    And Mexican winger Guardado has added fuel to the fire by admitted his doubt regarding whether the prolific striker will still be at the Mestalla next season.

    Guardado told Marca: “I haven’t been able to speak to [Soldado] since the Confederations Cup but I don’t know whether he’ll go or stay.

    “That’s not something I can manage myself, but I wish him the best anywhere. Iif he is here, then all the better since Soldado is a great player, our goalscorer and an important part of this team.”

    Reports in Spain suggest Soldado has already agreed a salary package worth just over 3 million euros-per-year to play at White Hart Lane.

    Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas is desperate to strengthen his strikeforce this summer, and has already missed out on David Villaand Christian Benteke, with Emmanuel Adebayor and Jermain Defoe his only recognized first-team frontmen.

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  • July 3, 1974: Total Football, Joga Bonito Pulping

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    March 18, 2017 /  Football

    Brasil versus Belanda pada 1974. (dok. Istimewa)

    On July 3, 1974, Netherlands to ensure a place in the final of the World Cup. Carrying the typical game of Total Football, Johan Cruyff cs successfully crushed Joga Bonito Brazilian style with two goals unrequited.

    The meeting was presented in the final match second group phase. Before this game, the two teams both have two wins from another rival, East Germany and Argentina. Thus, the winner of the match Netherlands versus Brazil will make the final step. While the losers had to settle for competing in the third place playoff.

    Led by Ballon d’Or winner, Cruyff, De Oranje aggressive strategy attacking style of Total Football. While in camp Brazil, still relying on veteran players, Jairzinho, who scored seven goals in the World Cup before.

    The game itself runs fierce and hard. Pretty much a violation occurs. Despite giving birth just three yellow cards and two untuuk Brazil to the Netherlands. However, total fooball proven its value. Once as strong in the first half, Johan Neeskens and Cruyff was able to record two goals in a span of five minutes.

    Asa Brazil catch up just tipped havoc. In the 84th minute, Luis Pereira had sent off by German referee Kurt Tschenscher West due to a hard tackle. The result, a 2-0 win and lock the Netherlands the right to advance to the finals, before foundered from the hosts, West Germany with the score 1-2 at the Olympiastadion, Munich.

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  • Blanc: Verratti Not For Sale!

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    March 17, 2017 /  Football, Uncategorized

    Paris Saint-Germain boss, Laurent Blanc confirmed about the future of young midfielder Marco Verratti he called not for sale.
    The Italian young players have been linked with Fiorentina interest, but Blanc insists the former players Pescara remained in Paris.
    “Marco is a PSG player,” said Blanc.
    “There are a lot of rumors about his future, but he has a contract with us”,
    “I hope he stays because I like him as a player, he has great talent and is a young player potential”.

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