• 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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  • February 9, 2018 /  Racing

    Daniel Ricciardo. (Foto: Reuters)

    SILVERSTONE – Daniel Ricciardo back teeth on the second day of testing at Silverstone. Toro Rosso managed to become the fastest driver of the 15 riders who fell in this test.

    Having had time to become the fastest driver on the first day of testing at Silverstone on Friday (19/07/2013), Ricciardo is being ogled by Red Bull back was fastest with a record time of 1 minute 32,972 seconds.

    Toro Rosso actually dominate in this test. Young drivers Carlos Sainz, who became his teammate this time, also ranks second. Interestingly, the third best time also achieved success Ricciardo Championship with 1 minute 33 187 seconds.

    Pastor Maldonado again disappointing. The Williams driver had to settle for ninth position by making 1-minute 34 116 seconds. Maldonado was lost quickly from Davide Valsecchi, Oliver Turvey, James Calado and Antonio Felix da Costa.

    Keep in mind, this time the test is one of the advanced program of the FIA ​​and Pirelli tires are trying to solve a problem that had plagued riders broke at Silverstone.

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  • February 7, 2018 /  Racing, Uncategorized

    Saint Malo – Marcel Kittel won his second victory at the Tour de France 2013. German rider who strengthens Argos-Shimano team was leading at the stage finish tenth, Tuesday (07/09/2013).

    Take the tenth stage of the Saint-Gildas-des-Bois Saint-Malo heading within 197 kilometers with the flat terrain.

    Kittel, winner of the first stage, touching the finish line at the beginning. He beat Andre Greipel in a sprint to the finish line and recorded a time of 4 hours 53 minutes 25 seconds.

    The third position is occupied by the United Kingdom rider, Mark Cavendish. Peter Sagan and William Bonnet following behind him.

    After the tenth stage, the yellow jersey as the marker leaders still held by the Team Sky rider, Chris Froome. Froome, who finished at No. 24 in the tenth stage, has now recorded a total time of 41 hours 52 minutes 43 seconds.

    Froome winning 1 minute 25 seconds over Alejandro Valverde who finished second. The third and fourth position is occupied by a two-rider team Belkin, Bauke Mollema and Laurens ten Dam. Roman Kreuziger who strengthens Saxo-Tinkoff team is in fifth position.

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  • February 6, 2018 /  Athletic and Swimming, Racing

    PARIS (Reuters) – Watch and learn – that was the directive Nairo Quintana received when he was included in his Movistar team’sTour de France roster.

    The diminutive, swarthy-faced Colombian climber did more than just that on his Tour debut, surpassing expectations with a brilliant three-week display to secure second place overall.

    Quintana, 23, reached the Champs Elysees in Paris having won a stage and claimed both white and polka-dot jerseys for the best young rider and the best climber.

    On Saturday, he won the 20th stage at the top of Semnoz after a final 11-km ascent – nothing intimidating for a rider who would descend 16 kilometers every day to go to school on a 20-kilo mountain bike.

    “And I had to come back every evening,” he says with a smile.

     He caught the eye of Movistar manager Eusebio Unzue when, aged 20, he won the Tour de l’Avenir – the most prestigious young riders’ race.

    Unzue was looking for Colombian riders for his Spain-based team.

    “Finding a Colombian rider who climbs well is easy,” said Unzue, referring to the ‘Beetles’, the Colombian climbers of the 1980s.

    “But finding one who climbs well and who is also a good time-trialist is more rare.”

    Quintana, however, is not just a physically talented rider. He is also a clever one.

    “The other thing that struck me is his character,” said Unzue.

    “He’s got a lot of self-confidence and he analyses a race very well. When you listen to him debrief his day, you understand right away that he is not just a fast rider.”

    Quintana showed during the Tour that he is a fast learner.

     Starting the race with the task of helping team leader Alejandro Valverde secure a podium finish, the Colombian found himself thrust into the role of leader after the Spaniard lost considerable time on a flat stage following a mechanical problem.

    “Everybody in the team believed in me. Everyone helped me, especially psychologically, to achieve this. At 23, I was not prepared for that,” he said on Saturday, sobbing between sentences.

    “When they asked me if I was up for it (after Valverde’s hopes were dashed), I said ‘yes, sure, I’m ready to be team leader but I hope you will forgive me if my legs don’t respond at some point’.”

     His legs responded well as Quintana finished second behind Tour champion Chris Froome of Britain in the stage finishing up the iconic Mont Ventoux, although he briefly lost consciousness after crossing the line.

    That day, he probably attacked too early. On Saturday, he showed that he had learned his lesson, waiting for Froome to attack on the slopes of the Semnoz before countering him in the final kilometer to take the stage.

    The win capped years of hard work, Quintana said, still shaking his head in disbelief.

    “I worked very hard and I had the support of my parents, my team. A year ago, when I turned professional, it was difficult to imagine that I would be here today,” he said.

    “As a kid I didn’t dream this could happen to me. I was taking things on a daily basis.”

    Quintana has emulated compatriot Luis Herrera, who won the King of the Mountains title in 1985 and 1987, but he is setting his sights higher than the polka dot jersey.

    “These performances give me a lot of confidence for the following years. In 2015 I could be gunning for yellow. I will continue to work every day to achieve that,” he said.

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  • February 6, 2018 /  Racing

    Ben Spies. (Foto: Daylife)

    BOLOGNA – Ben Spies said that he would come back down to race with Pramac Ducati at Indianapolis MotoGP series on 16-18 August, Spies admitted that his condition was in good condition.

    Spies has indeed been absent long enough after a severe shoulder injury since the accident at the Malaysian MotoGP series 2012. Spies who had been absent for seven series this season admitted injury had recovered.

    “For the first time in months, I felt very happy because my shoulder in a very good condition. Decision is best right back in the moment. Doctors say that my recovery goes according to plan, so I wanted to get back at Indy with conditions 100 percent, “he said.

    Spies who resigned from the Yamaha Factory Racing at the end of last year, not sure I can achieve good results in his debut later. The reason, he has gone through a lot of races this season.

    “I missed so many races, and I do not ever be 100 percent. Now I am more confident about my recovery. However I am not sure I can directly go fast, since I had not been driving,” he said as reported by MCN.

    About his future, Spies admits she still has a contract until 2014 with the Ducati satellite team. He also just want to focus and not think about the race will move to gossip today.

    “There are so many rumors about what I would do in the future, but I just laugh to read it all on the internet. Obviously, I was ready to back away,” he concluded.

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  • February 5, 2018 /  Racing, Uncategorized

    Twice a really bad accident did not dampen the spirit of the MotoGP champion Jorge Lorenzo to race forward again. He still comes to the Laguna Seca circuit ahead of the first official practice of MotoGP in the U.S. ninth series. The Spaniard was stated, if the doctors permit, he would not hesitate to join the race on Sunday (21/07/2013) this. Because he was used to performing in a state of physical injury at Laguna Seca.
    Three weeks ago Lorenzo suffered a fatal crash during the official practice ahead of the Dutch GP in Assen. Two broken collarbone and had surgery. Two days after surgery pen installation, the Spaniard severe fall while racing at Sachsenring Circuit, Germany. The incident resulted in the messy pen and must be reinstalled with eleven screws.
    But apparently he did not give up. Through twitter twitter he was ready to appear at the U.S. GP and wait for recovery from injury to perform at the Indianapolis circuit. But he was still present at Laguna Seca, ready should be allowed to perform, he would appear.
    “This is my second surgery on the left shoulder blade in a month’s time. Clearly there is still pain. But it felt my condition was better than the time at Assen. At that time I was just a day of rest, whereas now I have a week recovering. So conditions I am better than at Assen, but it was worse than the time in Germany, “he said.
    Different from the previous statement when he said he would not appear at Laguna Seca. Problem was he said, initially he did not think was possible appeared at Laguna Seca.
    “I think I am better at home calm. But then the incidents experienced by Dani (Pedrosa, Repsol Honda) at the Sachsenring, it opens my chances to seize the top position. Anyway I feel better condition the body is in two the last day. Here’s what changed my mind to perform, “he said.
    Lorenzo know very well the physical condition of the track at Laguna Seca and never had the experience of performing in the circuit in poor fit.
    “The circuit has many changes of direction, up and down and very short trajectory. We have to face 30 laps or more. In healthy physical condition it is difficult to finish the race there, now imagine if we are in a state of injury as I am today. But I’ve got thoughts raced there in a state of injury as well. In 2008 I raced there with an ankle injury and two on the first lap I was memetahkan back two wrist. In 2009 I do not break the scapula, but an injury to the ligaments of the shoulder muscles, so I race there with conditions the weight and finish in third position. In 2011, I fell and injured during the official practice waist but not too seriously, so I do a lot of racing experience in injured condition in the circuit, “he said.
    Concretely, Lorenzo said, depending on the development of the last two days. “Tomorrow we’ll see. Mornings at Laguna is usually very cold, foggy, and humid. Calm and we should see other drivers before entering the track.’s Very important so as not to fall and lose points,” said Lorenzo.

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  • February 4, 2018 /  Football

    Two Nigerian club amateur get sanction from the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF). The sanctions were imposed following allegations of match-fixing that occurred at some time ago.

    The two clubs are Plateau United and Police Machine FC. They won with a score very badly on opponents 79-0 and 67-0 respectively. Allegations of match-fixing rampant because both Plateau and the Machine have recorded a goal as much as possible in order to get through to the professional division league Nigeria.

    Not only are the two teams, it appeared that both teams were defeated, Akurba FC and FC Bubayaro also be penalized. NFF thus penalizing the four clubs who allegedly did the alleged match-fixing.

    NFF has done their investigation and sanctions by banning four clubs to participate in football activities in Nigeria for 10 years. Not only that, all the players and team officials sentenced to life imprisonment for not dabbling in the world of football.

    “NFF has accepted the recommendation and decide on sanctions. Subsequently, we will announce this matter to the club, the federation, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) and FIFA. We will publish the name and photo of the players were punished for data to become more complete,” said Vice President of the NFF, Michael Okeke Umeh, as reported by Football411. (one)

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