• Suitable price, Rodgers Release Suarez?

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    September 28, 2017 /  Football

    Liverpool manager, Brendan Rodgers gives the signal if they are ready to sell Luis Suarez if the incoming bid for Uruguayan striker was later deemed suitable.
    Suarez ended last season with 10 penalties related controversial fight that he received due to bite Chelsea defender, Branislav Ivanovic. And this summer called relentless speculation the 26-year striker ready leave from Anfield.
    Rodgers himself had no intention of removing Suarez insists, although he also does not preclude it. “Unless there is a bid that comes close to the value, then there’s no need to be considered – and we have not found it. So this time, he was back in the team and report to training at the right time, “he told The Daily Star.
    But Rodgers insists if the priority is to defend Suarez on Merseyside. “He is a player who clearly had a lot of talk and speculation accompanying pause throughout the season. But the reality is he is very respected player in Liverpool, “added the former coach of Swansea.

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  • F1 boss Ecclestone charged in bribery case

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    September 25, 2017 /  Racing, Uncategorized

    Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone has been charged by German prosecutors with paying a $44 million bribe, placing his future as head of the motor sport series in doubt.

    The 82-year-old British billionaire has been under investigation since a German banker was convicted of taking the payment from him in connection with the sale of a stake in F1.

    The Munich state court said Ecclestone has until mid-August to respond to charges of bribery and incitement to breach of trust in connection with Gerhard Gribkowsky’s management of the bankBayernLB’s 47 percent stake in F1.

    Ecclestone, the longtime commercial head of F1, acknowledged during Gribkowsky’s trial in 2011 that he made the payment five years earlier but said he was pressured to do so.

    Ecclestone’s indictment was dated on May 10 and has since been translated into English and delivered to Ecclestone and his lawyers, the court said.

    ”The lawyers have accepted an indictment,” Ecclestone told The Associated Press. ”It means they have to reply to the indictment, which they are strenuously doing.”

    Ecclestone, who Forbes magazine reports is worth $3.8 billion, said he is yet to read the indictment.

    ”They are alleging I bribed someone,” Ecclestone said, while insisting he did ”nothing illegal.”

    Sentences in Germany for bribery range from three months to 10 years in prison.

    CVC Capital Partners, the investment group that has owned F1’s commercial rights since 2006, issued no direct comment Wednesday about the future of Ecclestone.

    ”Mr. Ecclestone has six weeks to provide a response to this bill of indictment prior to a decision being made by the court on opening proceedings,” the board of Formula One Group said in a statement. ”The board will continue to monitor developments in this situation accordingly.”

    Ecclestone was retained as chief executive of F1 by CVC after it took control of the sport following the takeover that sparked the bribery case.

    Gribkowsky was in charge of selling BayernLB’s stake in F1 to CVC.

    In addition to taking the money from Ecclestone, Gribkowsky used BayernLB’s funds to pay the F1 chief a commission of $41.4 million and agreed to pay a further $25 million to Bambino Trust, a company with which Ecclestone was affiliated, prosecutors said during the trial in 2011.

    Ecclestone told the court he deserved a commission for the sale, saying ”I did a very, very good job.”

    On Wednesday, he told the AP: ”They wanted money. I was shaken down by the guys. It’s happened in life before.”

    Gribkowsky, who has largely admitted the charges, was sentenced to 8 1/2 years in prison after being found guilty last year of corruption, tax evasion and breach of trust.

    Ecclestone’s German lawyers, Sven Thomas and Norbert Scharf, said they will soon submit a ”comprehensive response” to the court – and the central issue in that response will be ”the varying ‘confessions’ of Mr. Gribkowsky.”

    Ecclestone was savvy in building his power base in F1 from the 1970s and helped to create the Formula One Constructors’ Association that controlled the business side of the sport, including selling the TV rights.

    The British-based company later became known as Formula One Management. It has fought regular tussles with the teams over finances, but has retained control of the global motor racing series.

    CVC, having amassed a 63 percent stake of F1, has reduced its holding as other investors have come on board in recent years, although a planned flotation has stalled.

    Ecclestone’s holding has been diluted to about 5 percent.

    Geir Mouslon in Munich contributed to this report.

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  • Next Month, Stoner Honda RC213V Will Ride Again

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    September 24, 2017 /  Racing

    Tokyo – Casey Stoner will make ‘comeback’ in MotoGP. Not as full rider, he will become Honda test rider in sebuat tests to be conducted in Rig Motegi Twin Circuit.

    Stoner plans do a ‘comeback’ in MotoGP reported by MCN. Australian rider mentioned that it would be prepared to test Honda RC213V for 2014 season.

    It is not certain when the test will be held. But it is believed, the test will be held in the coming weeks in August and will not interfere with the racing schedule Stoner in V8 Supercar event.

    By preparing for ‘comeback’ The Stoner, Honda specifically set up the same special with ever ridden Stoner while still strengthening the teams.

    Stoner decided to retire from the last MotoGP event in 2012. He took a step considered shocking because he was only 27 years old and is considered still have a great opportunity to increase the number of her world title it was only numbered two.

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  • Revisiting the Chris Wondolowski argument, now in a bigger and better context

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    September 24, 2017 /  Football, Uncategorized

    The book on Chris Wondolowski has usually read like this: sensational striker in league play who may be stretched to make an impact internationally.

    It’s really not an awful thing to pin on someone; nobody is accusing the man of drowning kittens here. Taylor Twellman and Jason Kries were other examples of terrific strikers in Major League Soccer who probably reached their top level in league soccer.

    Only, with Wondolowski, a few fans and a selected bunch from the chattering class got caught up in the moment and lost some larger context recently. The Earthquakes’ forward did hit six goals in three matches – but the quality of competition was league level. Given international caliber service and backed by international level teammates, Wondolowski is certainly capable of doing the business against overmatched regional small fries.

    But it always looked like typical sports overreaction, this flawed tendency to make big, sweeping judgments from every match. (Or, in this case, the false bottom of a short series of them.)

    So a week ago, some people were already handing him a ticket to Brazil. Very prematurely so. I wrote as much six days ago.

    Now here we are today with two more samples to study. Wondolowski went 77 minutes last week against Costa Rica and then 60 on Sunday against El Salvador. Total goals: zero.

    (MORE: What we learned about the United States vs. El Salvador)

    He wasn’t awful, not by any stretch. “Wondo” is just not the difference maker that Landon Donovan is. He’s not the athlete that Eddie Johnson is. He doesn’t have the ability to create on his own the way some others in the U.S. player pool can. Wondolowski’s game gets somewhat limited at international level.

    Here’s what MLSSoccer.com’s player ratings had to say: “One simple assist pass aside, Wondo was often either stranding himself from the offense or slowing it down. It didn’t help his cause that Eddie Johnson replaced him with such a strong display.”

    The New York Times was more harsh still in its ratings. “Never seemed to find a place in the quick-moving U.S. attack.”  Jeff Carlisle at ESPN FC did like the striker’s link-up play, offering that is “was miles better than it was against Costa Rica, as he set up Corona’s goal and sprung Donovan with a telling through ball.” But he also noted the struggle “with some of El Salvador’s physical antics.”

    It’s not over; two matches remain. The problem is Johnson, the Seattle Sounders’ striker scored immediately upon coming on Sunday. He seems certain to start in Wednesday’s semifinal, which means the San Jose man’s minutes will dwindle fast.

    As I also wrote last week, roster spots are always a zero-sum game; for every roster winner there is a roster loser, in other words. Wondolowski may or may not make the final 23 for Brazil, but you have to circle the man you want knocked aside.

    Jurgen Klinsmann pattern of player selection says that Clint Dempsey, Jozy Altidore, Herculez Gomez and Eddie Johnson are all ahead of Wondolowski in the forward depth  pool. (Depending on how you want to count Dempsey, that is.) Landon Donovan is, too; we can probably all agree on that.

    Today, Joe Corona looks more likely to make the roster than Wondolowski, even if he is  playing a slightly different position. Either way, it’s a roster spot, and that’s one more obstacle in a very good forward’s path to Brazil.

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  • Surviving Fabregas, Neymar Shines

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    September 23, 2017 /  Football

    FC Barcelona captain, Carles Puyol, feel confident if his team midfielder, Cesc Fabregas will stay at the Nou Camp, as bersinarnya new striker, Neymar.
    Reports emerged later if Manchester United continue to pursue Fabregas, although two of them have rejected bid Blaugrana. With known circumstances, Puyol assess if 26-year-old midfielder will not leave.
    “I do not think Fabregas will leave Barcelona,” said the Spanish international defender was brief.
    In addition, it also supports Neymar so quickly impressed with his new club. Insistence smelling support was expressed, after assessing the ability of the 21-year-old Brazilian was outstanding.
    “Neymar is an exceptional player. He was young, just have not gotten a lot of experience. But he was ready to play for Barcelona. “

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  • Dennis Rodman Immortalized in Hall of Fame Basketball (SMAN 1 Payakumbuh).

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    September 21, 2017 /  Basketball

    Springfield – The name of controversial former basketball player, Dennis Rodman was enshrined in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. This eccentric man looked very emotional time welcome the honor it.

    Proclaimed ESPN, ceremonies took place on Saturday (13/8/2011) early morning hrs. Rodman looked even shed tears often choked several times when delivering a speech that lasted 13 minutes.

    Rodman express gratitude for their coaches and apologizing to his family for the shortcomings and mistakes over the years.

    Besides Rodman, there are nine others who entered in the Hall of Fame class of 2011. But Rodman managed to emerge as the center of attention at the event.

    In this event, Rodman wore two outfits. When he arrived, a man who has a lot of tattoos was wearing a gray suit and matching cowboy hat feathers.

    He then changed into a black suit complete with a logo of the Detroit Pistons and the Chicago Bulls at the back. Both clubs were brought Rodman won five NBA championship.

    “I do not play basketball for money, I do not play basketball for the sake of popularity,” said Rodman. “What you see here is more than an illusion that I love to be someone who is very colorful.”

    During his career, Rodman was known as a ferocious defensive style and accomplished rebounder. Men’s 198 cm berpostur touted as the greatest rebounder of all time according to statistics in the NBA by scoring the highest rebound 11 954 times.

    Rodman began his career with the Pistons in 1986. For seven years, he successfully presented two titles in a row in 1988-89, 1989-1990.

    San Antonio Spurs had defended two seasons before moving to the Bulls. With Michael Jordan, a former basketball player Dennis The Menace is nicknamed earn three championship rings and move to Los Angeles in 1998 continued to Maverciks Dallas next year before continuing his career outside the NBA.

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  • NBA Roundup: Heat use amnesty waiver with Miller

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    September 20, 2017 /  Basketball

    The Miami Heat waived veteran guard Mike Miller through the NBA’s amnesty provision on Tuesday, a move that saves the two-time NBA champions $17 million in luxury tax fees.

    Miller appeared in 59 regular-season games last season, and averaged 4.8 points, 2.7 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 15.3 minutes.

    The Heat still owe Miller $12.8 million over the next two seasons. Miller signed with the Heat in summer of 2010 but suffered through injuries to his thumbs and back that limited his playing time.

    —Brooklyn Nets coach Jason Kidd pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor drunken driving charge and will speak with young drivers as a condition of a settlement, according to News12 Long Island.

    Kidd was arrested in Long Island on July 16, 2012, when he crashed his Cadillac SUV into a telephone pole. The 40-year-old was placed on interim probation pending his appearance at two Suffolk County schools regarding the dangers of drunken driving. After he speaks, News 12 Long Island reported that Kidd will be allowed to change his plea to driving while impaired, a lesser charge. His driver’s license remains suspended.

    Kidd retired as an NBA player after last season and was hired to coach the Nets.

    —Metta World Peace officially joined the New York Knicks on Tuesday, signing a contract with his hometown team.

    The Knicks made the announcement and World Peace confirmed it by tweeting a picture of the signing. After World Peace was waived by the Los Angeles Lakers under the amnesty provision, he received a $1.7 million contract from the Knicks and the Lakers will play the remaining $7.7 million of his deal in LA.

    —The Philadelphia 76ers claimed swingman James Anderson and center Tim Ohlbrecht off waivers from the Houston Rockets. the team announced Tuesday.

    Selected No. 20 overall in the 2010 NBA Draft by San Antonio, Anderson played three seasons with the Spurs and Rockets, averaging 3.7 points and 1.5 rebounds in 116 games.

    The 6-foot-11 Ohlbrecht is a native of Germany who spent time this past season in the D-League with Rio Grande Valley, averaging 13.4 points, 7.4 rebounds, 1.63 blocks and 1.13 steals. Ohlbrecht also saw action in three games for the Rockets.

    —Omri Casspi, the first Israeli-born athlete to play in the NBA, has joined the Houston Rockets on a two-year, $2 million deal.

    The 6-foot-9 forward spent his first four NBA seasons split between the Sacramento Kings andCleveland Cavaliers. His best season came in his rookie year of 2009-10, when he averaged 10.3 points and 4.5 rebounds per game. Casspi has averaged 7.9 points, 3.9 rebounds and 1.0 assists over 256 career games.

    —The Denver Nuggets continued to transform their front office Tuesday when they named Arturas Karnisovas as assistant general manager.

    Karnisovas, 42, joins the Nuggets after five years with the Houston Rockets. He started with the team as an international scout in 2008, and was most recently the team’s director of scouting. Karnisovas will assist new general manager Tim Connelly and team president Josh Kroenke with day-to-day operations related to scouting and player personnel matters.

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  • Tyson Gay and Asafa Powell doping positive

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    September 17, 2017 /  Athletic and Swimming

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    U.S. sprinter Tyson Gay and former 100-meter record holder Jamaican Asafa Powell failed the doping test.
    Gay, 30, who became one of the fastest sprinters in the 100 meters, by the U.S. anti-doping agency tested positive for doping in a competition last May.
    While Powell tested positive for the banned stimulant substances while participating in the Jamaican national championships, last June.
    Jamaican sprinter Sherone Simpson also failed in the same doping test.
    This is the latest doping scandal in athletics arena once a month ago the Jamaican Olympic champion Veronica Campbell-Brown also tested positive for doping type diuretic.
    Powell had held the record before it was broken Usain Bolt 100m in 2008. And to this day he is still ranked as the fourth fastest sprinter in the world.
    Powell helped Jamaica won the 400m relay gold medals at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
    This year he recorded a record of 9.88 seconds but failed to make the Jamaican team that will compete at the World Championships next month.
    ‘Thank punishment’
    “I want to explain to family, friends and the main thing is my supporters all over the world that I have never knowingly or intentionally use supplements or drugs in violation of the rules,” Powell said in a statement responses.
    “I never cheated or even,” belanya.
    As for Tyson Gay, doping verdict is a blow for him because in 2013 he actually recorded the fastest time despite missing three times in 2011 and the full year following a hip operation.
    Tyson Gay is still waiting for the results of the B sample urine tests.
    However he has claimed back from the World Championships next month in Moscow.
    “I do not have a story of sabotage … I basically trust someone and it’s disappointing,” he said.
    “I know what happened, but I can not discuss at this time.”
    “I hope to be back running, but I will accept whatever punishment is fitting a man.”

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  • Marilyn Monroe “Help” Romashina Awarded Gold

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    September 16, 2017 /  Athletic and Swimming, Uncategorized

    Russian swimmer synchronization, Svetlana Romashina, won gold at the world championships in Barcelona, Wednesday (24/07/2013), with the figure of Marilyn Monroe inspired.

    Romashina mesmerizing the audience at the Palau Saint Jordi with an energetic and theatrical performances. He appeared inspired by the figure of Marilyn Monroe, complete with blonde hair.

    The Russian was performed with a Marilyn-style costumes and perform to the accompaniment of the song, “I Wanna Be Loved By You,” which had been a Marilyn Monroe comedy movie soundtrack, and “Some Like It Hot,” in 1958. No doubt, charming appearance Romashina also gave the jury a value 97 340.

    Chinese athletes captured the silver medal, Huang Xuechen, with 95 720 points to the accompaniment of “Phantom of the Opera”. Won the bronze medal while the home crowd favorite athlete Spanish, Ona Carbonell, who earn 94 920 points.

    According Romashina, presenting the idea of ​​”soul” Marilyn Monroe came from Elena, daughter of synchronization Russian coach, Tatiana Dachenko. “He has had this idea two years ago, but have not found the right athletes to make it happen,” said the winner of three Olympic medals. “I love this character, so be animating.”

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  • Perez: CR7 Will Retire in Madrid

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    September 15, 2017 /  Football

    Real Madrid president Florentino Perez reiterated his club’s stance on the situation Cristiano Ronaldo. Perez said that Ronaldo will not be sold and will end his career at Real Madrid.
    Ronaldo kept the subject of transfer speculation because of his contract situation. Ronaldo’s contract will expire in 2015 but did not want to put a signature on a new contract despite the club already handed.
    Some wealthy clubs had quietly peek Ronaldo situation in the hope of getting the superstar. PSG and Manchester United touted as a major interest in Ronaldo.
    “Cristiano Ronaldo is the best player the world and Real Madrid really count on him. I can confirm that here was the one he will end his career. In addition, we also have not received any offers for him, “said Perez told L’Equipe.
    PSG president Nasser Al Khelaifi had said that he had dreams of buying Ronaldo. But if he wants to realize that dream, he would do it the right way.

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