Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Ronaldo is the best Real Madrid´s Marketing Branch

Cristiano Ronaldo


(Madrid, AFP) .- The Portuguese striker Cristiano Ronaldo, signed by a record amount of 94 million, is the most profitable player in the history of Real Madrid, since it resulted in up to 80 million euros per year in advertising revenue
according to sports daily As on Wednesday.

Christian, 24, dethroned England captain David Beckham, 34, as global advertising icon in the football world and could win up to 200 million in advertising contracts in the coming years, said Ace, citing specialized areas.

Advertising revenues generated are shared by the Christian Real Madrid and, in some cases, Gestifute Portuguese society, which manages its image.

The Portuguese, whose T-shirt sales also generate significant revenues, has contracts with companies like Nike (sports equipment) or the Portuguese bank Espirito Santo and soon with the Italian fashion designer Armani instead of Beckham, according Aires

Just another Ronaldo, the Brazilian striker namesake, won for Real Madrid generate advertising revenues and sales of shirts that are close to the Portuguese, it said.

Cristiano Ronaldo, Golden Ball 2008, arrived this summer from Manchester United, signed a six-year contract with Real Madrid and receives an annual salary that exceeds 10 million.



New York Mets Signed Bay

Jason Bay

The free agent outfielder Jason Bay reached an agreement yesterday in a multiyear contract with the Mets in New York, according to a source confirmed to ESPN.com.

The deal would be official once pass a physical examination Bay, the source said. The New York Post reported that the contractor guarantees about $ 66 million for four years and has an option for a fifth year.

In 2009 with Boston, Bay hit 36 homers and drove in 119, helping the club to classify as American wild card. He was Rookie of the Year National 2004 with the Pirates.


Peña Will Manage Aguilas Again

Tony Peña

Santiago .- Tony Peña, then established and listed on the major leagues as a coach, returned this year to baseball in the Dominican Republic with the sole intention of going to the aid of the computer that started his career, he developed and succeeded.

But after the attempt, which despite its positive record 9-6, no longer Aguilas failed to be eliminated for the first time in the past 18 years, Peña seems to feel beholden.

And that is why, without discarding the feeling to regain control and share more intimately with his sons TJ and Francisco, who agreed to continue to lead Aguilas during season 2010-2011.

The conditions are ideal for Tony and Aguilas, who got the right man in the more complex phase that defines the restructuring of the franchise.

One of them, perhaps the essential or vital, in addition to the interest of the board of the Eagles, is the decision- Miguel Diloné continue to be his assistant with Denio Gonzalez, avoiding its obligations under the New York Yankees , should again be contenders in the AL, the commitment affects the 20 times baseball winners.



Kobe Scored 44

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Kobe Bryant


LOS ANGELES -- Kobe Bryant made 16 free throws without a miss despite a broken finger on his shooting hand. He played nearly 43 minutes against the run-and-gun Warriors in his fourth game in five nights.

And in a feat of strength to match those marvels of skill and endurance, he put the Los Angeles Lakers on his back and carried them past Golden State.

Bryant had a season-high 44 points and 11 assists amid perfection from the foul line, and Los Angeles survived Golden State's 55-percent shooting for a 124-118 victory Tuesday night.

"By his effort alone, I think we owe this game to him in the win column," said Phil Jackson, who gave in to Bryant's request to get back in the game even when his exhaustion was obvious.


Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Kalil Hache´s Military Games

Kalil Haché

Kalil Haché

The Military Games next year will be dedicated to Colonel Kalil Hache, it was announced Monday.

The games are scheduled to be inaugurated in February next year.

The provision is contained in a memorandum sent by the Armed Forces minister, Lt. Gen. Pedro Rafael Pena Antonio, the president of the Military Circle Sports, Air Force General Dominican Jesus Diaz Ramirez, who is an experienced athlete.

The office has copies for chiefs of staff of the Army, National Police of the Dominican Air Force and the Navy.



Kaká Trained Alone

Kaká

The Brazilian player of Real Madrid returned to the lawn of Valdebebas half hour after the end of the training team led by Manuel Pellegrini, to complete their preparation before the clash on Sunday against Osasuna, after a groin injury that has kept him out for a month .

Kaka, who had already exercised this morning in the group formed by the injured Van Nistelrooy, Guti and Albiol and performing career continues with ball diamonds, returned half hours after the group finished training for army commanded by José Cabello, one of the club trainers.

The Brazilian field jumped short dress, and exercise ball and driving for a few minutes tried to release door from both inside and outside the area, in heavy rain that fell on Valdebebas Sports City.

The Real Madrid, suffering from a groin injury which kept him away from the pitch since 29 November after the match against Barcelona, is completing his recovery to get to the next game against Osasuna at the Reyno de Navarra.


Chelsea Leads Premiere League


Chelsea vs Fulham


A goal from Ivorian star Didier Yves Drogba Tébily and an auto-goal by Chris Smalling, a difference of three minutes between them, gave the local victory over Fulham Chelsea (2-1) in a game more than difficult for the current leader of the "Premier".

The game in Monday's session of one-twentieth League fixtures which will run Tuesday and Wednesday came close to seeing one another setback Chelsea's Italian coach Carlo Ancelotti bellows seems to have lost in recent games.

And is that the London side, who before today's match was reduced his overall lead to five points over Manchester United and seven over Arsenal, but the latter with two games played, suffered from what the cute to trace both Zoltan Gera (m.4) which put an early 0-1 on the scoreboard.

Despite tipping around the area visiting, and enjoy some time for the draw but also to fit the second, it was not until the 72nd minute when Drogba equalized the contest with his fourteenth goal of the current league campaign, following header past center Ivanovic, who had jumped onto the pitch just eight minutes earlier.

The draw redoubled offensive Chelsea forward who earned his award with an unfortunate action guest: pass on Sturridge Kalou, whose shot is deflected by the goal Schwazer with the misfortune of the ball given in Chris Smalling and enters the goal Fulham.

A bail out 2-1 to Chelsea, which stops a run-down and gives oxygen as a leader.

In the game that closed the day, two goals from Carlos Tevez and Javier Garrido Spanish one third sealed the win for Manchester City, this time at home (3-0) at Wolverhampton ..

Carlos Tevez opened the scoring in the 33rd minute Molineaux and closed the final three, while Garrido, who has won the whole bench was bequeathed to the City of Italy's Roberto Mancini, was, in '69, the 2-0 .

Garrido, former Real Sociedad player, entered the game in the 56th minute to replace Ireland and responded to the confidence of Mancini-kick with thirteen minutes to jump into the lawn.

This result puts his team in sixth place in the table, level on points (35) with Aston Villa and ten behind leaders Chelsea.

Robinho came five minutes from time and intervened in the second goal from Carlos Tevez, who was replaced by former Barcelona Sylvinho in added time.

The City has three consecutive wins and nine so far this season. He came into this game having won successively at Sunderland and Stoke City.

Earlier, Tottenham continued its momentum with the victory at home against West Ham (2-0), with goals from Croatian Luka Modric (M.11) and Jermain Dfoe (81), that allow your computer to enter momentarily in the "Champions League", while Aston Villa, to this day fourth-placed Liverpool received tomorrow.

The same result obtained on the Burnley Everton (2-0), thanks to the many ends of Jame Vaughan (83) and Steve Piennes (90), and in addition to playing outnumbered expulsion for a second booking Stephen Jordan (m.62).

Everton away from danger zone and ahead of its rival.

The victory came in charge of foreign Birmingham's visit to Stoke (0-1), which decided on both Cameron Jerome (m.50).

Igualada, however, between Blackburn and Sunderland (2-2), with visitors staying ahead on the scoreboard thanks to two goals from Darren Bent (M.52, 65), which were annulled by Morten Gamst Pedersen (m.53) and El Hadji Diouf (77).


McGrady seeks trade from Rockets

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Tracy McGrady

HOUSTON (AP)

A person with knowledge of the discussions told The Associated Press that Tracy McGrady's representatives asked the Houston Rockets to trade him.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity Monday night because neither side has made an official comment.

The seven-time All-Star has been asking for more playing time as he tries to come back from offseason microfracture surgery on his left knee. He left the team and returned to Houston over the weekend.

The Houston Chronicle first reported Monday night that McGrady's representatives asked for a trade. General manager Daryl Morey was not immediately available and Bob Myers, McGrady's agent, did not immediately return a phone message left by the AP.

McGrady has played in six games since his season debut on Dec. 15. Houston coach Rick Adelman had limited him to only 7-8 minutes since then.

McGrady is due to make about $23 million this season, the last year of his contract with Houston. He joined the Rockets in 2004 in a trade with Orlando.

The 30-year-old McGrady promised to team with Yao Ming and return the Rockets to prominence when he arrived in June 2004. But his five-season tenure was marked more by injuries than team success.

He averaged 25.7 points and 5.5 assists in his first season, but the Rockets lost to Dallas in the first round of the playoffs.

McGrady's numbers steadily declined as his health became more of an issue. He missed 34 games in 2005-06 with back injuries and that lingered into the following season.

He hurt his elbow and his knee early in the 2007-08 season and missed a total of 16 games. He was in and out of the lineup last season and finally opted for the risky, season-ending surgery around the All-Star break.

Without him, the Rockets won their first playoff series since 1997, then fought the Los Angeles Lakers to seven games in the second round.

McGrady spent the summer working with Tim Grover, Michael Jordan's former trainer. The Rockets, meanwhile, acquired Trevor Ariza to fill McGrady's role in the lineup. Ariza even took McGrady's No. 1 and is the Rockets' third-leading scorer, averaging 16.3 points per game.

The Rockets already knew they'd play this season without Yao, who underwent foot surgery after the season. But Houston is a surprising 18-13 heading into Tuesday's game against New Orleans and with each game, it seemed increasingly clear that McGrady no longer had a clear role on the team.

He came off the bench to average 7.7 minutes in six games and hit only 7 of 19 shots in his brief return. Adelman never firmly said when McGrady's playing time would increase.

McGrady was then granted permission to leave the team before weekend games in New Jersey and Cleveland and returned to Houston.


Horford included in Atlanta All-Star Team

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Al Horford


Dominican NBA Alfred Horford appears in All-Decade team of the Atlanta Hawks, in which four of the quintet are current members of the franchise.

According to a survey provided by the commentator Steve Holman's in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the team is composed of Shareef Abdur-Rahim, Mike Bibby, Al Horford, Joe Johnson and Josh Smith.

With four members of the All-Decade, the Hawks have made the playoffs twice in a row and with opportunity to qualify this season. His mark of 20-8, after the first 28 games, the Hawks placed four place among the eight campuses in the playoffs, just two games behind the Boston Celtics pointers.

This decade, however, has not been the most fruitful for Atlanta, including for Saturday's game, they have a 312-508 mark in wins during the decade.

Shareef Abdur-Rahim, forward of 6'9 "who played between 2001-04 for the franchise. "He was able to endure many injuries and was able to be an All-Star. He had health problems in their knees. He always played with pain, but led the team as best he could, "says the paper.

Mike Bibby, guard the 6'2 "he signed with the Hawks in February 2008 to the present. Plasma publication that "the only reason he's on Jason Terry is that he helped the club to the playoffs in his two seasons there. He seems to a general on the court. This seems like a cliché, but we must say that looks like a coach on the court. "

Al Horford, 6'10 center "that is with the team since 2007. "He's a solid player every night and you know exactly what he is going to get for the team. I think that being so young as himself, will lead the team in the future, "says the partner.


Sunday, December 27, 2009

FIFA forgives Henry

You can`t imagine a World Soccer Cup without France

FIFA will not punish the French striker Thierry Henry for touching the ball with his hand on the play after the goal that gave France the classification to the 2010 World Cup.

The information was released the French sports daily L'Equipe, which is why the FIFA Disciplinary Committee will meet next January with a position taken in favor of not punishing Henry, because that would "create a precedent."

The newspaper said that approach would result in a situation "not covered by regulation," since Henry "not scored a goal with his hand and neither prevented with the same illegal action in his own net," entered loop.

The French player settled the ball with his hand and then passed it to his mate William Gallas to score the decisive goal that enabled France to Ireland and eliminate qualify for the World Cup.


Dominican Prospects Reality TV Show



Luis Franco

Eight months of preparation, 1.989 young people evaluated in 24 provinces, five cameras, 120 hours of recording, a team of 25 people and two months of release under a cost of RD $ 8 million calved 10 chapters of one hour each, of The Rookie, a reality show searching for a new Dominican baseball star.

Luis Franco is the producer of the series on Sunday will present its fourth installment to 10 pm through Antena Latina and broadcast on Mondays at 9 pm by OnTV, Channel 10 Telecable Tricom.

The series portrays the process of recruitment, assessment and treatment of prospects from the independent scouts to firms in the academies.

Franco revealed that among 10 players who reached the finals four recruits ready to sign with Major League teams.

The series, taped in high definition, ends on February 15 where he will reveal the winner, who will take a bag of RD $ 250 thousand, plus the opportunity to sign up for the majors.

"Going into the lives of these athletes has been a revealing and refreshing experience. They are people with commitment and dedication to follow their dreams, that has inspired me," said Franco, who has produced reality shows such as Master of the Desert (2007) and The Junior Jungle (2008).

Franco, a marketer with courses in production, and editing short films, noted that the recording and production of The Rookie emphasis has been made to tell the reality of each story, without added drama. It is more a documentary than a show. "It's something we wanted to call it" Pure Reality "he said.

"This project originated in the need for television with a global issue that can also help a young person to achieve their goals. Born of sweat that helps us understand what an athlete sacrifices, suffering, support and struggle to achieve a goal elusive and difficult, "said Franco.

Producers are scheduled to take the series to DVD.


Chess Tournament in Dominican Republic



Jose Rodriguez, Juan Manuel Jaquez, Daniel Steel, Felipe Contreras, Luis Flaquer, Braulio Ramirez, Pedro Lugo Beltre and maximum top positions Continuous Chess Tournament organized by Liss Chess Foundation.

The fair is now in the ninth round of a total of 12 that is scheduled. To date 108 players have participated.

This event is governed under a form, Kaiser system, designed for chess players to participate when their duties permit.

It is a flexible and different from the classic tournaments remain in business because it allows the most busy and very helpful to young people who have more time for training.

The tournament, which is 24 thousand pesos as prize, will conclude on Wednesday night. The event director is Elizabeth Hazim, who is also running for president of the Dominican Chess Federation to be held on 31th of this month.

The referee is Wilfredo Paulino, while assistant referee is Jose Aybar.


Open Bravo Tennis at Santo Domingo Tennis Club

The Event was held at Santo Domingo Tennis Club


In the event the best players in the open and youth categories, who are fighting over one hundred thousand dollars in prizes. With over 100 thousand dollars in prizes, was inaugurated Saturday in the facilities of Santo Domingo Tennis Club, Tennis Open Bravo 2009. Marcial Mota, director general of the contest, gave the welcoming remarks and announced that the event will take part the best players in the open division and youth in the Dominican Republic.

He said players like Victor Estrella, Jose Ramon Hernandez (Bebo) and Jesus Felix (The Owl), will be participating in the fair.

Briggs argued that the Open is sponsored by the Bravo Supermarket, the prestigious brand Tecnifibre the Santo Domingo Tennis Club and Academy Martial Mota.

The tennis professional referred to compete in doubles and singles.

He said that the event is endorsed by the Federación Dominicana de Tenis who chairs the graduate Persio Maldonado, who said the central words of the act on Saturday.

"We thank Marcial Mota everything he does for the development of tennis and to keep such an important event like the Open Bravo," said Maldonado.

The competencies are being developed since yesterday and will culminate on Wednesday 30 of this month, when awards will be held at 7:00 PM to honor the best.


Saturday, December 26, 2009

Ronaldo won Puskas Price

Cristiano Ronaldo

Switzerland (AFP) .- Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo the Puskas Pricas at the best goal of the year Monday in Zurich, during the annual gala of the International Football Federation (FIFA).

The thus leading to its success was noted in April that Porto in Portuguese soil (1-0), which then allowed his team, Manchester United, qualifying for the semifinals of the Champions League.

"I must admit I did not expect to win anything. I'm very proud to have received the award. It is true that it was a very good goal and I am really very happy and very proud," said the Real Madrid player.

The prize was awarded by a vote among the Internet website of the FIFA, which hung so many videos of the ten finalists, taking into account both aesthetic criteria as the importance of the meeting.

Cristiano Ronaldo's goal beat their compatriots from Porto with a powerful shot from outside the area, which enabled the 'Red Devils' imposed in a close round.

It also aspired to award nine other players: the Spanish Andres Iniesta, Fernando Torres, Brazilian Grafite and Nilmar, Ghana's Michael Essien, the Togolese Emmanuel Adebayor, Mexico's Luis Angel Landin, South African and Israeli Katlego Mphela Eliran Atar.

The award was granted by former Liberian footballer and former FIFA World Player George Weah and the widow of Ferenc Puskas, Elisabeth.


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Lebron Humilliate Kobe

Lebron and Kobe

Cleveland was the biggest winner on Christmas Day, as the Cavaliers triumphed over an agitated Lakers team and an unruly Staples Center crowd with a convincing 102-87 victory. It might be that the people they had to convince the most were in their own locker room.

Cleveland went 3-1 on this western trip and improved to 23-8, second only to Boston (23-5) in the Eastern Conference. The Lakers have a 23-5 record of their own, but it's looking less impressive every day. Sixteen of the victories came at home. Besides the Lakers, there are six teams that have only one digit in the loss column. The Lakers have played four of them. They're 1-3 in those games, losing to Denver, Dallas and now Cleveland and beating Atlanta back on Nov. 1.

They were frustrated that they couldn't get foul calls in the second half, particularly when Shaq knocked Kobe to the ground on a drive without a tweet from the officials. Their petulant behavior led to the fans' throwing promotional giveaway foam hands onto the court late in the fourth quarter.




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Santana won't pitch for Licey





Ervin Santana



After weighing all the pros and cons, the Los Angeles Angels decided not to grant permission to the right Ervin Santana to play winter ball with Tigres del Licey in the Dominican Republic.

Just the same day they received the bad news, the reigning champions Quisqueyanos negotiated with the New York Yankees reliever Damaso Marte participation in the local playoffs, which start today.

"The Angels decided it's better to sit Santana over the winter and arrive well rested at spring training," said Fernando Ravelo, general manager of Licey.

"It's not news to us happy, but we understand the situation and wish the best for Ervin, who apparently have more responsibilities with the Angels in the coming years," said Ravelo.

Anaheim, which lost star pitcher John Lackey in free agency, delayed their decision on allowing Santana, 27, working in winter ball. Two weeks ago, manager Mike Scioscia said he supported the idea that Santana and shortstop Erick Aybar play with Licey.

"The winter baseball is an important tool for certain players," said Scioscia, who also played for Licey early in his career 30 years ago.

"I think for guys like Erick Aybar and Ervin and others who usually play in the winter, it's definitely something that works for them and something they should take.

"In the case of Santana, launches how is something that obviously need to monitor," said the foreman.

For-all semifinal, which begins the day after Christmas, will have five starters Licey in the Dominican planted Ubaldo Jimenez, Ramon Ortiz, Jorge Sosa and Daniel Cabrera and American Jason Standridge, while Cuban American Yadel Marti and Matt Wright would be in the bullpen, but ready to open emergency.

The main pitfall of this group, which has already been tested in difficult competitions, is the absence of a left-handed arm, which the Tigers keep monitoring the market

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Sebelén and Quéliz Won Christmas Bowling

Rafael Tavárez, Yadira Abreu y Eddie de los Santos

Santo Domingo .- The couple Stephanie Sebelen and Thais Quéliz won first place in the Christmas Anniversary Bowling Tournament, in its 14th edition, highly successful event held at The Sebel Bowling Center, with a dedication to the outstanding player Aumí War.

In the just over 100 players participated in the first place for the traditional bowling tournament that was held because of the holidays.

To win the first place and Queliz Sebel, obtained a total of 2, 421 pins.

Quéliz, had a great performance during the day with a total of 2.444 and Sebel, 1, 876.

The second place went to the couple consisting of Joseph Estrada and Cesar Nunez, 2, 301-pin, the third since Raffy Sebel Rolando and Carlos Guzman, 2, 214 and the fourth for Omar Piantini and Alberto Abreu.

The award winners was held at the end of the fair, trophies and cash prizes were presented by Rolando and Rolando Raffy Sebel Sebel.

Thus players participated in raffles for airline tickets, weekends at hotels, dishes, plates and appliances.

It was played in double mode, with a cap of 410.

The awards were as follows: 14 thousand dollars for first place, 8 thousand dollars for second place, 6 thousand for the third and two thousand for the quarter.

In individual male and female, two thousand and thousand dollars, for the first and second. The tournament was supported by the Dominican National Brewery, National Soft Drinks, Unilever, Bacardi Rum, Barceló Hotels, Viva Resort and Coral Coastal Caribbean Meteor Industries, Eddy Mill Tours and Modern, among other



Thursday, December 24, 2009

Ronaldinho Could Play World Soccer

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Ronaldinho


ROME - The Brazilian soccer coach Carlos Caetano Bledorn, Dunga, said that the gates of all combined are not closed to Brazilian Ronaldinho, who sees positive signs in a recovery play, concentration and interest.

In an interview published Wednesday by the Italian sports daily La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Brazilian coach asks the player of Milan, formerly of Barcelona, to continue playing as it does now to get to South Africa 2010 World because soccer does of the past, but today.

"I do. I hope so. The selection gates are not closed. I have another six months to elect summoned. Ronaldinho remains the case, recalling that in football the past does not count. It is only today," says Dunga.

"The public would like Dinho was in South Africa. This is normal: people who are not encouraged," he adds.

The Brazilian coach said he has followed recent matches Ronaldinho on television and saw him smile, which he claims is an "important news".

"Ronaldinho makes the difference when he is happy. For him the ball is joy, not a job. I have also seen combat, run, suffer behind an opponent. Other positive signs," he says.

About Pato, and fellow countryman Ronaldinho in Milan, Dunga says he also ran a close second, but it must find "continuity" to his game, to return to the five-time champions, after a modest performance in the Confederations Cup South Africa a few months ago.

"In this tournament was not the real Duck. The truth is that when you go into the Brazilian team must fight with a knife between his teeth to defend your position, because there are a hundred behind players worth on the waiting list," affects the technician.

"Pato is very young. Must learn to live with his responsibilities," he says.

Trust also calls for Dunga's Brazilian Felipe Melo and Amauri to Juventus, which he claims should not be blamed for the poor run of results which accumulates the Turin club, eliminated from the UEFA Champions League and third in the championship Italian.
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