• Todd Purves and Indonesia Warriors Split

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    July 30, 2017 /  Basketball, Uncategorized

    Jakarta – Todd Purves will no longer be the coach of Indonesia Warriors in the Asean Basketball League (ABL) next season. Warriors decided not to extend the contract which runs out Todd on June 30, 2013.

    Todd underwent two that could be considered a successful season with the Warriors. In his first season in 2012, coach from the United States successfully led the Warriors won the first title in the ABL.

    In the second season, Todd returned with the Warriors until the final round. But they failed to retain the title after losing to San Miguel Beermen.

    “There is nothing wrong or something. It was a wonderful time here and the success that I have had here has given me a good chance in the NBA and internationally,” Todd said as quoted by the official website of the ABL.

    “So I hope to continue my career and I owe a lot of the Indonesia Warriors.”

    After leaving the Warriors, Purves has not decided where he will continue his career. But Purves admitted that he had received an offer from a number of clubs.

    “There are a few options that I was considering with the help of an agent. Has been no decision made ​​at this time but I’ve been contacted by several teams, both internationally and domestically in the United States,” said Purves.

    “I will consider the options and will make a decision that I thought would be best for my career and my family,” he said.

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  • Touted Rossi, Marquez: My Face Blushing

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    July 28, 2017 /  Racing, Uncategorized

    Marquez (kiri) dan Rossi (kanan). Foto: ist

    CALIFORNIA – The Honda rider, Marc Marquez, claimed to be flattered by the praise given Valentino Rossi. Moreover, the Yamaha rider was the hero for Marquez.

    As reported earlier, Rossi gave kudos to the rookie after victory on MotoGP series United States, last week. Where Marquez was recorded as the first rookie to win at Laguna Seca.

    Rossi is MotoGP world champion seven times the judge that Marquez could be the greatest driver of all time. He also considered the successor to Casey Stoner could continue with glorious achievements, especially its youth.

    “It’s hard to hear exactly what Valentino (Rossi) because my face gets flushed! Valentino is one of my heroes, one of the most important figures in MotoGP – in motor racing,” said Marquez as reported by Crash.

    “When you listen to the words it was quite impressive, but the track conditions are very different. You have to give 100 percent, though still impressive to hear anything about it,” said the 20-year-old drivers.

    Until the ninth series, the Spaniard won three times and only once failed to win on the podium. The achievement makes Marquez at the top of the MotoGP standings with 163 achievement points.

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  • Taufik Hidayat to Leave to the Public Sports Stadium

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    July 25, 2017 /  Badminton

    Jakarta – Before the final of Djarum Indonesia Open Super Series Premier 2013 begins, a farewell ceremonies held Taufik Hidayat. Taufik has said goodbye to the public Senayan.

    Taufik was officially retired a few days ago. Indonesian badminton legend that marks the end of his career as a professional player with a defeat in the first round of Djarum Indonesia Open Super Series Premier 2013. He defeated players India, Sai Praneeth B.

    Sunday (16/06/2013), the committee prepared a special event for the release Taufik. On this occasion, Taufik was given the opportunity to say goodbye to badminton lovers in the country.

    “After 25 years of my career in badminton, 17 years as a professional player in the national and international level, this might be the right time for me to decided to retire,” said Taufik, who today is wearing a white T-shirt wrapped in a red jacket.

    “Thank you for badminton fans who supported me over the years,” said Athens Olympic gold medalist, 2004.

    “It’s a very emotional moment for me. I do not know what else to say, but thank you so much for all the support and support her during this time,” he said with tears in her eyes.

    In the same occasion, Chairman Gita Wirjawan PBSI also thanked for his outstanding contributions given to the world badminton Indonesian Taufik.

    “On behalf of PBSI family and all the people of Indonesia, we are grateful for their dedication and contribution Taufik Hidayat. There’s no such thing as a former champion. Once a champion always a champion,” said Gita.

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  • Lorenzo out of German MotoGP, needs more surgery

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    July 23, 2017 /  Racing

    MotoGP world champion Jorge Lorenzo has withdrawn from Sunday’s German grand prix and needs another operation on his left shoulder after he crashed in practice at the Sachsenring on Friday.

     The Spanish Yamaha rider, who is second in this year’s standings behind compatriot Dani Pedrosa of Honda after seven of 18 races, was running quickest in the afternoon session but lost control at turn 10 and landed heavily on his left shoulder.

     “The Mallorcan was taken to the Clinica Mobile, where examinations indicated that the eight screws in his shoulder were in tact but that the titanium plate itself had been bent by the impact,” organisers said on the MotoGP website (www.motogp.com).

     The 26-year-old had the screws and plate inserted two weeks ago after sustaining a broken collarbone in practice for the Assen grand prix and despite the injury flew back to Netherlands after surgeryin Barcelona and finished fifth.

    After the setback in Germany, he now faces a race to be fit in time for the U.S. grand prix at Laguna Seca next weekend.

    “I have decided to go home and recover after today’s crash at Sachsenring,” Lorenzo said on the Yamaha Factory Racing website (www.yamahamotogp.com).

    “I prefer to focus on surgery to fix the plate that was unfortunately bent during the crash. I will try to recover and be back as soon as possible.”

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  • Doping involved, Tyson Gay Adidas Hanging Contract

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    Tyson Gay. (Foto: Reuters)

    MIAMI – World athletics shocked by the news that sprinter Tyson Gay claimed involved the use of doping. Adidas is sponsoring runners from the U.S., decided to hang up his contract.

    Reported previously, with Gay Asafa Powell are two of the six runners who tested positive in a doping test that took place in Jamaica. Adidas as sponsor Gay admitted surprise at the news.

    “We were very surprised by these allegations and even if and even if we assume he is innocent until proven otherwise, we contract with Gay currently hanging,” said a spokesman for Adidas.

    Adidas agreement with the athletes give the German company the freedom to terminate the contract, “If it is proven the athlete convicted of possession or use of drugs or other controlled substances by the sports agency that has jurisdiction over the athlete.”

    Keep in mind, Gay has partnered with Adidas since 2005. Previously, 30-year-old runner has denied the allegations. Consequently, Gay had to be absent from the world championship run that will take place in Moscow.

    “I do not have a story of sabotage. I also do not lie. I basically trust someone and have let me down, “he concluded, as reported Emirates247, Tuesday (07/16/2013).

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  • Medical tests pass, Higuain-Reina Coming Up Players Napoli

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    July 18, 2017 /  Football

    Naples – Transfer Gonzalo Higuain and Pepe Reina soon completed by Napoli after both players pass the medical tests. To then Higuain and Reina will be introduced to the public next Monday.

    This certainty was announced the president of Il Partenopei, Aurelio De Laurentiis, via his twitter account. Higuain himself purchased with a tag of 37 million euros from Real Madrid on loan for a season while Reina of Liverpool.

    “Higuain and Reina has passed a medical and will soon be joining this team,” De Laurentiis said as quoted by Football Italia.

    Move the top two players that would have lead to enthusiasm in all elements of the club ranging from brass to fans. Moreover Napoli Serie A team so the most active in the transfer market this shop.

    Before Higuain and Reina, Napoli are now handled Rafael Benitez had already been bought Jose Callejon, Dries Mertens, Rafael Cabral, Raul Albiol and Pablo Armero.

    These six players will then be formally introduced to the public San Paolo earlier this week or next Monday (29/7), coinciding with a friendly counter Galatasaray.

    “On Monday we will celebrate tomorrow afternoon massively in San Paolo. You will be able to see the other new players as well,” he continued.

    “You’ll get to see the new jersey, new club anthem and cheerleaders met Napoli. Napoli-Galatasaray will be a great night and always remembered in the history of this club.”

    “Kam can say that we’ve worked hard, but we will not stop here! Forza Napoli always!”

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  • Disaster badminton squad

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    July 15, 2017 /  Badminton, Uncategorized

    Kuala Lumpur: The first catastrophe befall the state badminton squad ahead of the rival World tournaments in Guangzhou, China this Ogos 5-11 Sonia Cheah when individual women experiencing right calf Achilles tendon injury forced him to pull out rather than fitting into the tournaments biggest stage his first since being in the senior squad.

    Individual coaches, Wong Tat Meng passed, the players can not act in Guangzhou and what effect is very disappointing.
    “Kecederaannya excessive. State Institute of Sport (ISN) endorsed 50 peratus torn tendon but he fared well kerana not break, “said Tat Meng who met at Champion Stadium, Bukit Kiara overnight.

    Sonia suffered injury on Tuesday, after only 15 Minit in training, when making a stroke from behind the arena.
    “Kelmarin, after experiencing the injury, he continued to undergo examinations and perform MRI exams (Magnetic Resonance Imaging). ISN chief executive officer Datuk Dr Ramlan Abdul Aziz and ranks doctoral examination and make an analysis and decided to continue to do the surgery this morning (last night).
    “ISN promised to give full support to the recovery process he also Sonia kerana our players to make proper self sasarkan to Rio Olympic Sport, 2016.

    “Following his doctorate, three months after he underwent surgery dijangka be running as usual but jangkaan fully recovered, in January next year. Even then, Sonia must follow a strict process of recovery. “Withdrawal Sonia watched live Tee Jing Yi, became the sole representative of the country in Guangzhou but the exercise program that is designed to be continued even without Sonia.
    “The exercise program with Juliane Schenk (Germany) are continued and the world’s fourth nombor players will follow the state squad undergoing training center in Hong Kong began 25 Julai this. We are serious about making preparations but what may make, the case can not be dielak This much and dijangkakan.

    “For me Jing Yi will not feel depressed without Sonia kerana no specific targets set. Opportunities for them to the end of the half or the final thin but in my heart as coaches, I mahu they achieve despite achievements and qualities they are still too far away. “Coaches are back with the squad after wandering in the Indonesian state was saying, Sonia cries so her eyes were swollen. He sememangnya mahu action in World tournaments and have undergone training with persistent.

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  • Lost in Final, Lisicki Keep Smiling

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    July 13, 2017 /  Tennis

    London – Sabine Lisicki was unable to stem the tears from his eyes after he lost in the Wimbledon Grand Slam final. But tears do not eliminate Lisicki smile of her beautiful face.

    Lisicki had to settle for runner-up after defeated Marion Bartoli in the top of the party on Saturday (06/07/2013). The German was defeated in straight sets by a score of 1-6, 4-6.

    When dealing with Bartoli, Lisicki is further supported spectators did not look my best when conquering Serena Williams in the last 16 or Agnieszka Radwanska in the semifinals. He made a lot of unforced errors. The number of unforced errors to 25, while only 14 Bartoli.

    “I feel good this morning, but this is an opportunity that you do not get every day,” said Lisicki in the tournament’s official website.

    “This is really new for me. Everything is different. I was drained after two weeks, so many tough games, if you’ve got a tough draw like me.”

    “Marion did not have to get rid of any big players. Against top players is different. They are heavier, longer. Rallies you have a power drain.”

    Lisicki statement is true. He should meet the top players in the previous round as Francesca Shiavone (French Open champion 2010), Samantha Stosur (U.S. Open champion 2011), Serena (the world number one, collecting 16 Grand Slam titles), and Radwanska (number four the world). Meanwhile, Bartoli to qualify for the final once did not clash with the world top ten rankings.

    “Physically and mentally I was not 100 percent. I get rid of three Grand Slam champion and should play to score 9-7 in the third set against Radwanska two days ago. Fresher Marion. Bit sad because I could not show my best game,” said Lisicki.

    Although sad and disappointed, Lisicki could still show a smile after the game. He smiled as Bartoli held her in front of the net. When facing the photographers in the photo sessions, the 23-year-old virgin still well into a smile. When asked for a signature before leaving the court, Lisicki once again smiling.

    “I show my best tennis here. I get rid of the champion and runner-up last year. Was pretty big,” said Lisicki.

    “This tournament has certainly made me a better player. These days is tough, but this experience will help me in the future. Still believe I will be a champion one day,” he said.

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  • Spanish trio Possible First game Absent in Chelsea

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    July 13, 2017 /  Football

    Spanish-owned three Chelsea players, likely will miss their first game in the Premier League. Fernando Torres, Juan Mata, and Cesar Azpilicueta, its power will be used by the Spanish national team to face Ecuador on 14 August 2013.

    All three will be flown to London 24 hours before the first match against Hull City Blues held on August 18, 2013. Highly unlikely if all three matches to play after passing an international level adjacent and fly in a relatively long journey time.

    “For a list of players that will be deployed against Hull, I will specify in the two days before the opening match was held. Due to their list of players to rely on the defense of the national team,” said the Chelsea manager, Jose Mourinho as reported by the Guardian.

    “I’m not going to let them play with the physical condition is not good. They will do the grueling trip from Ecuador for 15 hours,” he continued.

    Currently they also are not included in Chelsea’s pre-season tour in Thailand and Indonesia. Three players are still going off after defending Spain in the 2013 Confederations Cup.

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  • Stadiums in Europe that has Musala and Mosque

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    July 12, 2017 /  Football, Sports Rule

    Tiga Pemain Muslim di Timnas Prancis: Ribery (kiri), Anelka (tengah) dan Benzema. Ilustrasi - AFP PHOTO / JOHN MACDOUGALL

    Rubin Kazan, professional clubs in the Russian Premier League, to build a mosque in his new stadium: Rubin Stadium. Construction of places of worship for Muslims by players or fans club of course a form of respect and tolerance of management.

    Start 2013-2014 season, Rubin Kazan new stadium occupies. The sports complex will also be used for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

    Stadium with a capacity of 45 thousand spectators was headquartered Kazan, city Muslim population reaches 55 percent of the total city population.

    Services prayer rooms for football fans is provided by the club in the Premier League, Blackburn Rovers. Since 2008 at the Ewood Park stadium complex there is special worship space, but can be utilized by the entire trust. One porch, diverse religions.

    Tom Finn, managing director of Rovers, describes the worship space in the stadium was designed as a quiet room with soundproofing.

    Thus can be used for worship in comfort and quiet. The club expects to bring in more spectators through the facilities of this kind.

    As a pioneer who built the club worship space in the stadium, there are actually Bolton Wanderers. Since 2006, the club in the Premier League was founded in 1874 has been to build prayer rooms for fans.

    As with Rovers and Kazan, Wanderers fans to prepare for all religions. The place of worship is called a ‘silent room’.

    While the latest in the UK is Newcastle United. Starting this year, the club had a special prayer room in the stadium. Of all the players with different religions should use it.

    There are seven players in the Muslim club based in St James Park Stadium, that is Papiss Cisse, Cheick Tiote, Hatem Ben Arfa, Massadio Haidara, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Moussa Sissoko and Mehdi Abeid who now has a special place for prayer. Previous them to pray in the existing spaces only.

    “Religion has an important role to some of our players,” said Alan Pardew, the Newcastle manager, said the reason to build a place of worship.

    In Germany, Bayern Munich club will build a mosque at the Allianz Arena stadium. The 2013 Champions League is a place of worship dedicated to the players who are Muslims and Muslim fans.

    The plan stems from the demand for mainstay striker Munich, Frank Ribery converted to Islam to marry a woman from Morocco in 2006. Actually requested only a small space that can be used for prayer. But management wanted to get up bigger, with a mosque imam who worked full-time.

    Those costs, the club is willing to bear 85 per cent. The rest is left to the players and fans to participate.

    This kind of model is different to that done by other clubs. The entire cost of the construction was funded from the club’s finances.

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