Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Top 10 2008 dominican athletes

Dominican daily newspaper"Hoy" chose the 10 most prominent dominican athletes during 2008.
This is the list:
1) Felix Diaz: Dominican boxer won the second gold medal at the Olympic Games beating Thai Manus Boonjummung 12-4 in the final.

2) Gabriel Mercedes (Karate): He won the first silver medal to Dominican Republic in the Olympic Games in Beijing, China.

3) Albert Pujols: This dominican slugger won his second "MVP" playing in MLB for St. Louis Cardinals batting .357 record, 37 home runs and 116 RBIs.

4) Al Horford: Dominican center who plays for the Atlanta Hawks, was second in voting by the "Rookie of the Year award in the NBA and was the star of five rookies.

5) Manny Ramírez: Boston Red Sox's slugger in May, reached the coveted mark of 500 home runs in the elderly. He is the third dominican who reach this mark Before Sammy Sosa and Alex Rodriguez.

6) Luis Polonia: Playing with Aguilas Cibaeñasr introduced over 878 hits and more runs scored (497) lifetime in dominican baseball league.

7) Yudelquis Contreras: Weightlifter who finished fifth in the weight of 53 kilos in the Olympic Games in China.

8) Victor Diaz: Baseball player who established a new home run record (17) for a single season, playing for Aguilas Cibaeñas.

9) Nieves Xue: She had a great performance in the 8th place in the tennis world table in the Olympic Games in China.

10) Joan Guzman: Former world champion slipped in September to do the weight, but is now claimed to beat Ameth Diaz and return to levels of stellar.


Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Lionel Messi said Argentines play with pride


BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Argentine cracker Lionel Messi said today that "no player" of the Argentine national soccer team plays in that "for compromise," but they do it because "love to this shirt," a response to former coach Alfio Basile.


Sunday, December 28, 2008

Celtics vs. Lakers:The best TV Rating in 4 years

Kobe against Pierce, who will be in the Finals?

New York (USA), Dec 26 (EFE) .- The eternal rivalry between the two great dynasties of professional basketball in the NBA was felt again in the television audience after the match last night disputed between Los Angeles Lakers and the Boston Celtics stopped the best television audience in four years.
According to the ABC television network, which had the rights of transmission of the party throughout the country, the game between the Lakers and Celtics, which was played at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Christmas Day, leaving a rating of 5.3 Audience



Rafa Márquez will stay in FC Barcelona

BARCELONA, Spain - The Mexican defender Rafael Márquez could continue with Barcelona for four years, because directives want to extend his contract until 2014 which was deemed to be a pillar in the squad.
Márquez, who arrived in 2003 his contract ends in 2010 despite around 30 years old remains in Catalan institution plans, which seek to extend the contract for four more years.


25 cents for a baseball game

New York Yankees announced Tuesday that seats in the sun will be sold for 25 cents for games against the Chicago Cubs during days 3 and april 4, in the main tier will cost $ 1.10.
Those were the ticket prices for the opening of the original Yankee Stadium on April 18, 1923 against Boston Red Sox.


Ronaldo won't have privileges with Corinthians

SAO PAULO, Brazil -Brazilian club Corinthians' coach, Mano Menezes, said that cracker Ronaldo, best player in the World Cup in South Korea and Japan 2002 and employed as a reinforcement for the 2009 season, will have no privileges in the team and will be required as any other player.


Billionaire Slim buys F1 Honda team

The Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim bought the Honda Formula 1 team, which had announced its withdrawal from the competition due to the global economic crisis, said yesterday the website of Italian newspaper La Stampa.


Saturday, December 27, 2008

Brazil will have 12 places for World Soccer 2014

Rio de Janeiro .- The World Cup of 2014, which will be held in Brazil, will have twelve offices, which will be Brasilia, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Belo Horizonte and Porto Alegre.


Sammy Sosa expect to come back to MLB Baseball in 2009

Dominican baseball player Sammy Sosa expect to play in Major League Baseball during 2009 season, last time he played was in 2007 with Texas Rangers.
See all Sammy Sosa`s stats clicking here.


Boston Celtics lost second straight game

Boston Celtics - NBA`s last year champions - lost their second straight game in Golden State 99-89, this lost game came after and emotional game in Los Angeles.


Randy Johnson will join San Francisco Giants

Former Arizona Diamond Backs pitcher Randy Johnson reached an agreement with San Francisco Giants for 2006 MLB Baseball season.
Johnson has won 295 games playing for Montreal Expos, Houston Astros, Seattle Mariners, Arizona Diamondbacks and New York Yankees.


Thursday, December 25, 2008

Cesc Fabregas will be in disabled list for 4 months

MADRID / BARCELONA - Cesc Fabregas, Arsenal's captain and Spain Soccer Team international, will remain four months away after the rupture of the lateral ligament in his right knee, as announced on Tuesday the Gunners coach, Arsene Wenger.

The 21-year-old Spanish international was injured last Sunday in the Premier League match with Liverpool (1-1), suffered when an unintentional clash with Xavi Alonso is also Spanish, just as the referee was about to whistle the end of the first half.


Derek Lowe is near to sign with New York Mets

Derek Lowe last year pitched for Los Angeles Dodgers

ORLANDO - The New York Mets and right handed pitcher Derek Lowe finalize details of a contract for three or four seasons, according to sources in the Boston Globe newspaper.

The agreement would be around 14 and 16 million dollars annually. Lowe, 35, pitched for Los Angeles Dodgers in the last three seasons.


Dominican cyclist won Test practices

SANTO DOMINGO .- Rafael Merán imposed on the test track to run the distance of 80 kilometers in the Mirador del Sur park which closed the competition holding Cycling Classic Christmas 2008, a successful event conducted under the umbrella of Cycling Association of the National District.

Merano, representative of the club Mauricio Báez triumphed easily in the test, having traveled the distance of 80 kilometers in two hours time, two seconds and 15 seconds.


Guru team won Metro Country Club's Golf event


The Guru team, led by Pedro Lopez Amancio proclaimed champion of the Golf IV Invitacional Super 5 Papotico Christmas, in tribute to Federico Nina, pool type scramble up of five players.

Cohabitation took place in Los Marlins Metro Country Club, with the presence of 18 sets, competing the greatest exponents of this discipline, the event trained by Jose Pablo Ortiz, assisted Hernán Pertile, for Metro in Juan Dolio, SPM.


Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Dominican Journalist Franklin Mirabal announces a Baseball Book

SANTO DOMINGO. Dominican journalist Franklin Mirabal announced the launch of his second book called "Top 25", which is a ranking of the best dominican players in the Dominican Baseball Winter League since 1951 to date.


Boca Juniors won Argentine Soccer

BUENOS AIRES (DyN) - Boca Juniors won yesterday The Opening Championship tournament with a sour taste in the closure of the triangular match 1-0 before losing to Tigres, which was a step in the miracle of getting their first big title in argentine soccer.


New York Yankees signed Mark Teixeira

NEW YORK._ New York Yankees, as always showing the aggressiveness of its incalculable checkbook reached a preliminary agreement today to sign free agent first baseman Mark Teixeira for $ 180 million and eight years.


Boston Celtics set a new record

BOSTON - The Boston Celtics "Big Three" set a new mark to achieve the historic nineteenth consecutive victory, the best of all time for the franchise, to be imposed by a 110-91 thrashing of the Philadelphia Sixers.


Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Miguel Feris Won Male Golf Tournament

SANTO DOMINGO .- Miguel Feris won a close duel Juan Campusano winning the first category of Mid-Amateur in the third tournament of the National Male Golf Tour 2008-2009 held at the same time the gaps in the areas of Santo Domingol and La Romana residence.
Feris and Campusano staged a spectacular match during two rounds, making the first end the lowest score (148) blows against 149 in the second.


Rafael Nadal will promot tourism

Rafael Nadal
The Worldwide number one tennis player spanish Rafael Nadal,will promote tourism in the Balearic Islands the next three years after reaching an agreement with the Balearic Institute of Tourism (IBATUR) for a campaign that was initially allocated in 9 million euros, which the athlete charged six.
The agreement has been presented today by the Minister of Tourism, Miquel Nadal, the Minister of Sports Cañellas Mateu and Rafael Nadal.


Two dominican players suspended

NEW YORK .- Two Dominican Minor league players from New York Yankees and Baltimore Orioles were each suspended 50 games for testing positive in prohibited substances.

On the Yankees catcher, Damian Taveras, yielded positive steroid stanozolol, and the Orioles pitcher, Ambiorix Serum to boldenone.

They will begin to meet their punishment at the start of next season.


Monday, December 22, 2008

UEFA defines first knockout rounds

Chelsea - Juventus, Barcelona and Lyon, Inter-Manchester United, Arsenal and Real Madrid-Roma-Liverpool. The draw for quarter finals warmed the UEFA Champions League.


Sunday, December 21, 2008

Manchester United won FIFA's World Soccer Clubs cup

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Manchester United won 1-0 against ecuatorian soccer team Liga de Quito, this is the third title
that the english team won during 2008.
Wayne Rooney scored the only goal of the game.


Joan Guzmán won Ameth Díaz in round 12

Dominican boxer Joan Guzmán won last night against panamian boxer Ameth Díaz
in round 12.
This was the 29th victory for Guzmán, 17 by knock out.


Saturday, December 20, 2008

David Beckham will play in Milan

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MILAN - English superstar soccer player David Beckham was presented Saturday at the Giuseppe Meazza stadium as a new player of the Milan club in which he will play until next March 9 with the number 32.
Beckham plays in United States for Los Angeles Galaxy.
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Friday, December 19, 2008

Sabathia and Burnett are introduced as New York Yankees pitchers

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NEW YORK, USA - the pitchers Carsten Charles (CC) Sabathia and Allan James (AJ)Burnett were presented on Thursday an official with the New York Yankees, after realizing their respective agreements to play for greatest baseball team.


Pável Pardo is back to Mexican Soccer

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The return of Mexican midfielder Pavel Pardo to America was made official on Thursday after the directives of "Las Aguilas" and the German soccer team Stuttgart reach an agreement.


Weibe winner of the PGA returns to Cap Cana

Cap Cana´s officers prepare the stage to receive the best golfers of the PGA Tour's Champions Tour, who are eager to return and participate in "The Cap Cana Championship 2009" to be held from 23 to Mar 29 2009 .

The outstanding player Mark Weiber, winner of the first version in 2008, has confirmed his attendance at the 2009 edition.


Thursday, December 18, 2008

Ichiro and Matsuzaka will lead Japanese Team in World Classic

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Japanese Major League baseball outfielder Ichiro Suzuki (Seattle Mariners) and pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka (Boston Red Sox) are the main players selected for the Japanese team that will play in the Baseball World Classic 2009.
The manager Tatsunori Hara also convened in principle to Kenji Johjima (Mariners), Hiroki Kuroda (Dodgers), Akinori Iwamura (Tampa Bay), Kosuke Fukudome (Chicago Cubs) and reliever Takashi Saito.


Manchester United won over Gamba Osaka

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Manchester United won over japanese team Gamba Osaka 5-3 in the World Soccer Clubs
Championship.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored one goal and Wayne Rooney scored two.
Manchester United will go for the first place against Liga de Quito, a team from Ecuador.


Rafael Furcal will stay with L.A. Dodgers

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Dominican infielder Rafael Furcal signed a 3 years contract with Los Angeles Dodgers valued in US$ 30 millions.
Other baseball teams like Atlanta Braves and Oakland A´s where interested in Furcal.

See Rafael Furcal´s Stats.


Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Cristiano Ronaldo headed to Real Madrid?

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Real Madrid and Manchester United would have reach and agreement for sending Cristiano Ronaldo to Spanish Soccer League during next summer.


Iverson is fined again

Iverson made the comments to a fan when missing 6.2 seconds to play in the third period, in what would be the Pistons a 90-86 victory over the Bobcats last Saturday.
It is the second time that Iverson has been disciplined since the Pistons have purchased him in a trade with Denver on November 3.
After missing a practice on Thanksgiving Day, Iverson was fined by his team and seated for the start of the next game in Detroit.


Monday, December 15, 2008

Manchester United arrived to Tokyo

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TOKYO, Japan - Manchester United -current champion of the Champions League and favorite to take up with the World Club Championship - was received Monday in Tokyo by hundreds of supporters, according to airport sources said.

The team where play recently awarded Europe Golden Ball, portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo, will take a few days to acclimatize on Thursday before playing the semifinal of the championship against the local team, the Gamba Osaka, which got rid of Adelaide United yesterday by the Australian minimum.


Dominican won Cycling Tournament in Costa Rica


SAN JOSE. Dominican Nelson Sanchez won today the second phase of the 44th Run at Costa Rica, 165 km from the port of Caldera in the Pacific and the people of Philadelphia, in the northern province of Guanacaste, although the new leader is the Costa Rican Marcos Salas.

Sanchez came to the finish with a time of 4:13:56, leading a batch of 28 runners who arrived with a large advantage over other competitors.


NY Yankees want Texeira or Manny

Manny Ramírez

NEW YORK .- After investing 243.5 million dollars in CC Sabathia and AJ Burnett to improve their pitching staff, the Yankees will go after offensive free agents Mark Texeira and the Dominican Manny Ramírez, according to a report of the rotary New York Post.




Baltimore Orioles released dominican Pitcher Daniel Cabrera



MLB Baseball team Baltimore Orioles have decided not to offer a contract for 2009 to dominican pitcher Daniel Cabrera, who was eligible for arbitration, and he will be a free agent after nearly 10 years with the organization, said Andy Macphail, the president of the club.



Cristiano Ronaldo and Messi in list FIFA´s player of the year

ZURICH (AP) .- Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are on the list of five players nominated for the award for best footballer in the world by FIFA.
Ronaldo won last week the Golden Ball for the best footballer in Europe, and is the favorite to lift the trophy for best footballer in the world that FIFA awarded annually.


Diablos Rojos Win Mexican Soccer Opening

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TOLUCA (AP) - Toluca Diablos Rojos won its ninth championship in its history, the defeat in a dramatic series o7-6 to Cruz Azul, who had come back so heroically to win 2-0 and the match overall.


Saturday, December 13, 2008

"Big Three" guide Boston Celtics to record franchise

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Washington, USA - Boston Celtics "Big Three" and coach Doc Rivers who came to the Verizon Center in the nation's capital for another win, this time the victims were the Washington Wizards, and win by 122-88.

The victory was the thirteenth consecutive, the best winning streak in the NBA, and it came with a 21-2 mark, the first time in the history of the Celtics.


USA Recession could affect Super Bowl´s Celebrations

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MIAMI, USA - The severe economic crisis that affects the United States could be reflected in the festivities surrounding Super Bowl XLIII of the National Football League (NFL), scheduled on February 1 2009 in Tampa, Florida.
Sponsors of major corporations who each year are disputing a place in the greatest sporting event in this country, which has become a ritual of sport and finance, have been more cautious this time comes to spend.



Dominican Baseball League suspend players

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Following the incidents from last Saturday november 29 in Julian Javier Stadium, San Francisco de Macoris, the president of the Professional Baseball League in the Dominican Republic, Dr. Leonardo Matos Berrido suspended players Dennis Bautista, Erick Aybar and Ronnie Belliard (Tigres del Licey) as well as the pitcher of Gigantes del Cibao Julio de Paula.


Anderson Hernández ties doubles records in Dominican Baseball


Tigres del Licey`s second baseman Anderson Hernández ties the records of doubles in a single season.
Hernández get into books of records who exclusive members are: Jesus Rojas Alou (1963-64) who was the first who imposed it, Cecil Cooper (1973-74), Mike Brewer and Tim Tolman who succeeded in a campaign (1985-86).


FC Barcelona wins over Real Madrid 2-0 today

Barcelona won today the Spanish Soccer classic against Real Madrid (2-0) with goals from Eto'o and Messi.
The Cameroon cracker missed a penalty in the second half with 0-0.
Losing this game puts Real Madrid 12 points behind of Barca, leader of First Division.


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