Friday, January 30, 2009

Milan is suspect of losing games for bets


ROME, Italy-An Italian police report submitted to the prosecution suggested that Inter Milan will win more games left at the end of last season under the influence of the business of gambling, said the newspaper "Il Giornale".
The report, which did not directly accuse coach Roberto Mancini or any player makes a thorough study of the technical Inter Milan and its impact on the world of betting.


Carlos Peña won´t play in World Baseball Classic


First baseman Carlos Peña, who led the Tampa Bay Rays in home runs and RBIs last year, underwent lower abdominal surgery January 8, 2009 may not participate in the World Baseball Classic as a precaution as the team reported that thursday.


Licey announces players for Caribbean Series

Santo Domingo, Jan 28 (EFE) .- The third baseman Fernando tatis, Alfredo Simon and pitchers Jose Capellan and outfielder Ricardo Nanita reinforce the Tigres del Licey, Dominican professional baseball champions, during their participation in the Caribbean Series, which will be played in Mexicali, Mexico in February.


Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Tigres del Licey doesn´t have their roster ready for Caribbean Baseball Series

SANTO DOMINGO .- Despite spend nearly 72 hours of having won the title in the baseball winter, the directors of the Licey Tigers have not yet confirmed the first player who will accompany the team as reinforcement for the Caribbean Series to be held In Mexicali. Fernando Ravelo, general manager of the Licey said this will be Wednesday and Thursday when accelerate the process of attracting players who are set to play in the 44th edition of the Caribbean Series.


Licey celebrates their title in dominican streets


SANTO DOMINGO .- A long and clatter Caraban yesterday toured several streets and avenues of Santo Domingo during the parade of national champions Tigres del Licey to celebrate the conquest of their 20th title in the Dominican professional baseball.

The caravan of the triumph of the Tigres del Licey left from Quisqueya Stadium to 3:05 in the afternoon. A big truck properly prepared for the players and one with relatives and friends of the players and the Licey team.

On the hood of the vehicle was the champion trophy went to the side and Anderson Hernandez, MVP of the series.


Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Manchester United is on the Top in the Premiere League's standings


Manchester United crushed West Bromwich Albion at home (0-5) and leads the English league with three points ahead of Liverpool on Wednesday that he will, in the area of Wigan, his party of the twenty-third day.

The leadership of the United is not the only problem for Rafa Benitez because of the victory at Aston Villa Portsmouth (0-1) gives the "rogue" the same points as the two more than Liverpool and Chelsea.

Cristiano Ronaldo - the best soccer player in the world - scored two goals in this victory.


Cashman supports A-ROD against Torre's critics

Dominican wanna-be A-rod is possible the most hated player in MLB


NEW YORK (AP) .- Brian Cashman believes that the Yankees have Alex Rodriguez military around him after a book in which the former leader Joe Torre introduced A-Rod as a divisive figure in the dressing room in New York.

"I think we've gone through so much with the topic of Alex, which may put it closer to our people," Cashman said during the press conference to announce that Andy Pettitte is returning to the team for 2009.


Gigantes del Cibao celebrates as champions

This pretty girl from San Francisco celebrates as if Gigantes del Cibao were the champions

Gigantes del Cibao who lost againsts Tigres del Licey last sunday, celebrate with the assistance of thousands of fans in a huge caravan that toured the main streets San Francisco city.

The victory parade was held with the aim of highlighting the great work done by players during the last season of the Dominican winter baseball.

It started at the Julián Javier Stadium touring the neighborhoods of this city where they were acclaimed not like sub national champions but like if they won the title.


Tigres del Licey announce players for Caribbean Series


SANTO DOMINGO :- Pitchers Julio Mañón, Jailen Peguero, Nerio Rodriguez, Robinson Tejeda, Edinson Vólquez and Alfredo Simon, and position players Nelson Cruz, and Fernando Tatis, are the top players that will reforce Dominican Baseball Champions Tigres del Licey for the Caribbean Series, scheduled to be held from 2 to 8 February in the city of Mexicali.


Monday, January 26, 2009

Andy Pettite is back with the Yankees

NEW YORK - Andy Pettitte and the New York Yankees on Monday agreed to a contract season in exchange for 5.5 million dollars that will ensure the continuity of the left-handed hurler in New York.
Pettitte could gain an additional $ 6.5 million in performance bonuses based on their stay in the roster of active players. (ESPN)


Yao Ming has a knee injury


INDIANAPOLIS .- Downtown Houston, Houston Rockets' Center chinese Yao Ming left the game on Friday due to the Indiana Pacers to suffer discomfort in the knee, after that the team decided not to play in the second half.

The All-Star was lost almost the entire second quarter while sat on the bench with ice on his knee. Returned to later in that quarter but did not join the team to start the second half of the match.

Yao finished with eight points and five rebounds in 17 minutes. Averaged 21.8 points and 9.8 rebounds the previous five matches, while an average of 71 per cent of throws from the field.


Is Pedro Martínez near retirement?


SANTO DOMINGO .- Pedro Martínez said Sunday that he hasn't talked formally with any team about a contract for next season's in Major League Baseball.

"I have not talked to anyone, I just train and by putting in," Martinez said in an interview for the Week Sports, Channel 13 in the Dominican Republic.

Martinez, 36, became a free agent at the end of last season after four years pitching for New York Mets.


Richard Diaz won Four Wheel Kendall


The pilot from Santiago Richard Diaz was crowned champion of the two categories above, free and experts, the national championship four wheel Kendall for the year 2008, achieving the best of the island of Hispaniola as it is also a leader in Haiti.

To take the prize of achieving annual event supported by the Dominican Motorcycling Federation and the commission of four wheel, Diaz, in the category free accumulated 15 points.


Sotogrande at Cap Cana Golf Tournament

Alberto Smith, Jorge Puente, Juan José Stefan y Juan Carlos Stefan
(Source:Clave Digital)

CAP CANA .- In the beginning of the construction of the exclusive and luxurious real estate product, Sotogrande at Cap Cana, Dominican developed by Hotel Corporation, was held on Golf Tournament "Sotogrande, on the golf course Punta Espada Cap Cana.

The tournament was played under the scramble format, with the participation of 120 players between owners and related from the Dominican Republic and Spain.

The players disputed an attractive first prize was a place for the next PRO-AM PGA TOUR's Champions Tour, The Cap Cana Championship, which will take place from 23 to March 29 this year. The winners will have the experience to play and compete spectacular 18 holes of the Punta Espada recognized field of design and signature Jack Nicklaus, in a foursome which is part of a legendary professional golfers recognized worldwide competing in this major event.(Source: Clave Digital)



Sunday, January 25, 2009

Tigres del Licey Win 20th title in Dominican Baseball

Tigres del Licey won their 20th title now tying with Aguilas Cibaeñas

SANTO DOMINGO, Anderson Hernánez hit a single to left fielder in the twelve inning to lead Tigres del Licey to a 4-3 victory against Gigantes del Cibao on Sunday, and thus completing a sweep of five games in the end of the Dominican winter baseball.
So Tigres del Licey are ready to represent Dominican Republic in the Caribbean Baseball Series that will be held in Mexico in february.




Joe Torre rips New York Yankees in a book

Joe Torre in happy times in New York


Joe Torre will publish in February,a book about his years with the Yankees, and reports say that includes details of the internal battles inside the baseball team.

According to reports in two newspapers, Torre ripped against the team that led to four World Series titles in a book to be published on February 3.

The teammates called Alex Rodriguez "A-Fraud (fraud)," third base and was obsessed with his rivalry with Derek Jeter reveals the book "The Yankee Years (Years Yankees) " according with New York Daily News and New York Post.




FC Barcelona will do everything for retaining Messi

Lionel Messi

BARCELONA. Barcelona will do everything possible to keep Lionel Messi if the next president of Real Madrid tries to take the Catalan club's Argentine star, said yesterday coach Pep Guardiola.

Without giving names, Guardiola replied to a question on press speculation that it might try to Florentino Perez to sign Messi as a possible candidate to return to the chairmanship of Madrid.


FC Barcelona won against Numancia yesterday


Barcelona won over Numancia 4-1 on Saturday, so is leader with 15 points ahead of their bitter rival Real Madrid , after the first game of the second round of the Spanish league.

Two goals from Argentine star Lionel Messi, Samuel Eto'oy one another over Thierry Henry gave the 17th victory to Barsa.

Jose Javier Barkero deducted from direct free kick for Numancia.


Dominican baseball fans will have free pass today


SANTO DOMINGO .- Officers from dominican baseball team Tigres del Licey report that only fans who held thursday's game password will have free pass for today game this afternoon at the Quisqueya stadium. Licey won last thursday game by forfeit against Gigantes del Cibao. In this regard those who do not have that password should buy their tickets for the fifth game of the final series.


Saturday, January 24, 2009

Kaká will stay with Milan

Brazilian superstar Kaka will stay with his current team Italian Milan refusing a proposal made from british team Mancherster City for about 160 millions in euros.
This is an unusual player fidelity to his team in this days where money is what matters.


Cap Cana will host PGA Golf Champions Tour

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic

Punta Espada Golf Club Cap Cana will be the scene for the second time the PGA Champions Tour, to be held in the country from 23 to March 29.
"It's impressive that the Dominican Republic can attract the PGA Tour and the great golfers of the world, which translates into benefits for tourism development of the country," said Efrain Garcia, executive director of the event.


Dominican Baseball League cheat fans in thurday's Forfeit Game


SANTO DOMINGO .- Hundreds of fans left the old Quisqueya Stadium, after hearing the decision of "forfeit" for the Licey, the same as they lost their money.
Some fans, who apparently could not believe what they were watching stayed in the stands of Quisqueya Stadium, hoping that the situation were resolved, but the decision was not thrown back.
It was not until Luis Beltran, the official Licey's broadcaster announced the "forfeit" was official, that fans decided to leave the ball park.

Most fans were wondering if the present entry for the fourth game (won by Licey too in part thanks for the rain) would be free since it was not held when a large number of people had paid their tickets to enjoy the game. (Source: El Dia)


San Francisco' s Senator disagree Final Series only in Santo Domingo


SAN FRANCISCO DE MACORIS.-Senator of the province of Duarte called improper the transfer of local games of Los Gigantes del Cibao involved in the great final series of the tournament Dominican professional baseball with Santo Domingo's Tigres del Licey.

Senator Amilcar Romero stressed that this decision of the Dominican Professional Baseball League is highly questionable given that in recent meetings Tigres del Licey have played in Julian Javier Stadium and nothing has happened.

He explained that the police chief pledged with us and Los Gigantes del Cibao that would enhance security in the meetings between both team at this stadium.

"This is hindering the smooth running of the final set and enthusiasm far have given the fans from San Francisco de Macorís". (Source: El Nuevo Diario)


Howard and Kobe are most voted for NBA all Star






There were no big surprises in the final popular vote received by the NBA to select who will be part of the edition of 58 All-Star game, with the pivot of the Orlando Magic, Dwight Howard "Superman" is the preferred by fans.

Howard, with 2,102,368 million votes, led the list of all players on the list of those who could be elected by fans to the All-Star game will be contesting the upcoming February 15 in Phoenix.
Howard will be along LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers, who received 1,940,162 votes, and Kevin Garnett of the Boston Celtics (1,375,814), the guard Dwyane Wade of the Miami Heat (1,818, 717) Allen Iverson of the Detroit Pistons (1,278,600).

While the Western Conference team will be led by the Los Angeles Lakers guard, Kobe Bryant, who received 1,903,798 votes and will accompany the basic Chris Paul of the New Orleans Hornets (1,059,161).

Centers will be Tim Duncan of San Antonio Spurs (1,454,918) and Amare Stoudemire of Phoenix Suns (894,690), which was third in the voting for that position, behind Carmelo Anthony of the Denver Nuggets (905,121) who is currently injured.


Dominican Baseball Team minicamp is over...


Dominican Baseball Legend Felipe Alou will Coach the Dominican Baseball Team

Santo Domingo, Jan 23 (EFE) .- The organizing committee of the Dominican team that will participate in the World Baseball Classic suspended the training camp after four days of its start and the absence of some of its remarkable great figures.

The organizers said in a statement expressed "completely separated" from the trainings, but felt that it may ban the players to continue training.

The camp will run for all the players for almost a month, regardless of the immediate objective, but rather was a way to create an open system in a single working place, he added information.(Source:Nuevo Diario)



New York Mets won't sign Manny

Is it true that Manny doesn't mind to be without a contract still in January?

NEW YORK .- New York Mets are not interested in going after free agent Dominican Manny Ramírez.

The main operations officer Jeff Wilpon, told Bloomberg News that his team does not have to look at Ramirez.

The New York Mets' general manager Omar Minaya told that he hasn't proposed to the owners signing Manny.


Thursday, January 22, 2009

Kobe will play with protection


Los Angeles (USA), EFE) - Los Angeles Lakers superstar, Kobe Bryant suffered a dislocated finger right hand during the game last Monday against Lebron James & Cleveland Cavaliers, but will not be down with the team.

"I felt a great pain after the matchup with LeBron James, but I overcame it and what is important now is that I have broken and I'm ready to go in the competition with the team," Bryant said the local newspaper "Los Angeles Times .


Fourth Game between Licey and Gigantes ended in a Forfeit

Tigres del Licey and Gigantes del Cibao were suposed to play tonight at Quisqueya Stadium in Santo Domingo, but incredibly the baseball game was suspended by forfeit in benefit of Tigres del Licey.
The problem came because in yesterday's game, Gigantes del Cibao's second baseman- Felix Martinez aka "El Gatico" (little cat) was ejected because of his agresive manners against the umpire when he was struck out.
Look like that today's game the Baseball team based in San Francisco included Martinez in its line up, the team said that they didn't received the suspension on time and decided to leave the baseball field.
This is an incredible and patetic situation for fans, sponsors, the media and Baseball in general, now the Final Series is 3-0 winning the Licey team, but two of this victories has had a controversial umpires decision, in the future their rivals will say they didn't win in a clean way.
What a shame that this things still happen in the Dominican Baseball League, where their executives look more concerned in benefits and never think about the fans and the baseball ethics.


Wednesday, January 21, 2009

"Dominican Baseball History" is premiered in Santiago

The gala premiere of the film production "Dominican Baseball History," was presented last Friday at the Auditorium of the Centro Cultural Eduardo Leon Jimenes, the city of Santiago. The event brought together the main producers of the film, Miguel Vasquez, director and journalist Hector J. Cruz, screenwriter.


NBA celebrate Martin Luther King's birthday

Houston (USA), Jan 20 (EFE) .- NBA players lived with particular intensity and significance of the annual holiday black leader Martin Luther King, this year dedicated to the commemoration of the 80th anniversary of his birth, but also as Eve The ceremony of investiture of the first black U.S. president, Democrat Barack Obama.

In each of the 12 matches the last time in the NBA were various special events to remember the figure of the civil rights leader.


Licey won first game in Dominican Baseball Final Series



SANTO DOMINGO .- Tigres del Licey went ahead in the final series of the current season after beating Gigantes del Cibao last night 3-2.
Big Leaguer pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez had a good performance, allowed 2 runs, accepted 5 hits and 5 KOs with no BB.


Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Dominican Republic presents World Baseball Classic roster


Albert Pujols and Adrian Beltre played for Dominican Republic in 2006

Dominican Republic presented Tuesday an official of the provisional list of 45 players to participate in the 2009 World Baseball Classic, which begins next March with the participation of 16 nations invited properly.

The roster is made of twenty-four dominican players five of whom are left-handed and the other rights, three catchers, twelve infielders and six outfielders.

In the group's name stands hurlers Pedro Martínez, winner of the Cy Young Award in 1997, Montreal, 1999-2000, Boston), plus Jose Arredondo, Daniel Cabrera, Fausto Carmona, Santiago Casilla, Francisco Cordero, Juan Carlos Cruz, Jhonny Cueto, Octavio Dotel, Ubaldo Jimenez, Francisco Liriano, Damaso Marte and Carlos Marmol.

In addition, Tony Peña, Odalis Perez, Rafael Perez, Edwar Ramirez, Ramon Ramirez, Fernando Rodney, Wandy Rodriguez, Ervin Santana, Jose Valverde, Jose Veras and Edinson Vólquez among others. (Source:DominicanosHOY)


Tigres del Licey are favorite for winning Dominican Baseball Final Series

 Dominican Baseball Team Tigres del Licey (Licey Tigers) known as "El Glorioso" (The Glorius One) are favorites for winning the Final Series against Gigantes del Cibao (Cibao Giants).

The winner has to win 5 from a maximum of 9 games, Licey has major league pitchers such as Daniel Cabrera (Washington Nationals), Ubaldo Jiménez (Colorado Rockies), Ervin Santana (Anaheim Angels) and Carlos Mármol (Chicago Cubs).

 With that strong pitching staff Licey has to win in 6 games or less.


Few dominican players in World Baseball Classic minicamp

BOCA CHICA .-  Big Leaguer David Ortiz led the small group of eight players who practiced on the first training day  with the  Dominican team  that will participate in the World Baseball Classic, an amount not exceeding the technical body and, obviously, did not meet expectations.
"The Big Papi," Robinson Canó, Moisés Alou, Felix Pie and pitchers Odalis Perez, Eduard Ramirez, Rafael Perez began to train the edge noon. The promising reliever Jose Arredondo was reported, but not just because they practiced doing so in the complex in Anaheim.


Monday, January 19, 2009

More than 10 countries will be in Dominican Boxing Cup

Organizers of the Independence Cup Boxing expect between ten and eleven countries attended the competition to be held from 21 to 26 next month at the Santiago Arena.

So far seven countries have confirmed, said the president of the Dominican Federation of Boxing, Bienvenido Solano.

"We have invited some 15 countries, including Russia, have already confirmed and seven during the next few days we expect the confirmation of other nations," said Solano.

The confirmed are Cuba, Puerto Rico, Brazil, Ecuador, Nicaragua and Guatemala, as well as the hosts of the Dominican Republic.

Solano said that the other invited countries are Venezuela, Mexico, Costa Rica, Canada, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Russia, the Bahamas and Colombia.


Felix Fermín won't coach Aguilas Cibaeñas again


Please pay attention carefully to this pic, Felix Fermin who won 5 championship with dominican baseball team Aguilas Cibaeñas said in an recent interview that he won't lead this team again.
"I hope that whoever replaces me to overcome the work I've done with Aguilas Cibaeñas".
"I prepare to return to directing in Monterrey in the summer and there I will decide if I stay there in the winter, directing or return home to rest for at least a year, I believe that I deserve one" said Fermin.
Aguilas Cibaeñas came into the game yesterday with the worst record in the Round Robin, 2-15, so it appears that the team should go to a restructuring. (Source: El Caribe)


Big Papi trained for World Baseball Classic


David Ortiz plays in MLB with Boston Red Sox

David Ortiz (Big Papi) trained today in the first training day for the Dominican Republic World Baseball team and said he wants to show that he is recovered from the hand injury that got him out of play for two months last season in Major League Baseball playing for Boston Red Sox in American League.

"The hand feels good, the inflammation is gone and the doctor saw that everything was fine," Ortiz told The Associated Press in a recess practices in the field of the Rawlings Foundation in Boca Chica, about 45 kilometers east of the Dominican capital.(Source: El Caribe)


Sunday, January 18, 2009

Diego is arrested drunk in Germany


Diego has played with Brazil Soccer National Team

BERLIN- Brazilian midfielder Diego of Werder Bremen, was intercepted by German police while driving his car in the center of the city, with 0.8 milligrams of alcohol in the blood.
Police sources reported that the player, 23, crossed one of the streets of Bremen last night in his car and being tested for alcohol had such high levels. (Source:ESPN)


Saturday, January 17, 2009

Detroit Cars Hall: an exhibit marked by savings


Even with a global crisis is hitting hard, the near collapse of two of the three big U.S. car manufacturers, the problems of lack of brands such as Nissan, Infiniti, Suzuki, Mitsubishi, Porsche, Ferrari and Rolls Royce, and a cold polar not have been an impediment to the Hall of Detroit opened its doors and operate almost normally.

A few days before the opening came the news that the White House had approved an assistance of 17,400 million dollars for General Motors (GM) and Chrysler, which helps prevent the entry into receivership and the presence in the most important of his country, resigned from Ford does not need such aid.


Maradona said Messi is the best player in the planet


BUENOS AIRES. AFP. Argentina National Soccer Team coach- Diego Maradona - considered Lionel Messi as the best player in the world and announced that Messi will be called for a friendly match against France, which will be held in Marseille in February.

"Obviously that Messi is the best player in the world," Maradona said in a press conference at the site of the Argentine Football Association (AFA) at Ezeiza (southern suburbs), on his return from a tour of Europe to see players the selection.



Lionel Messi plays in Spain with FC Barcelona


Andrew Jones is released from Los Angeles Dodgers


LOS ANGELES.AP. The Los Angeles Dodgers fired outfielder Andruw Jones, who was a disaster for the team after signing a contract for two years and US$ 36.2 million.

The Dodgers hired Jones in December 2007 expecting for his power bat.
However, Jones was injured most of the season and the rest of the time just played terrible. (Hoy.com.do)


Friday, January 16, 2009

Carlos Tévez is disabled for next Manchester United game


Argentine striker Carlos Tevez from Manchester United suffered a blow against Wigan and is in doubt for the match at Bolton Wanderers on Saturday, the 22nd day of the Premier League.


Roger Clemens is not wanted in Houston


HOUSTON, USA - Former pitcher Roger Clemens, who until a season was the most prominent figure who had the Houston Astros in their field of young players, now just want to attend, if he wishes, but as a simple fan.

The Major League Baseball team said that they do not want young players, aged between 19 and 25 years, feel the pressure of the visit of a large number of journalists to follow Clemens and can not perform well.


Alex Ferguson is chosen as the best Soccer coach worldwide


LONDON, England .- The international federation of football history and statistics chose the coach from Manchester United, Alex Ferguson as the best coach in the world in 2008. (Fox Sport)


Pujols, Rodriguez, Ortiz and Soriano will attend practices Dominican team


Santo Domingo, Jan 15 (EFE) .- Albert Pujols, Alex Rodriguez, David Ortiz, Alfonso Soriano and Vladimir Guerrero led the Dominican players who have confirmed their participation at the beginning, next Monday the trainings for the Classic World baseball, sports sources reported today.




Thursday, January 15, 2009

Dominican Army will host IV Golf Tournament


Golfers of the Dominican Armed Forces announced the conclusion of the Fourth Military Golf Classic 2008, scheduled for the first Sunday of February in Los Marlins Golf Course Metro Country Club in Juan Dolio.
Details were provided by Rear Admiral Hector Lizardo Jorge Antonio, president of the organizing committee, accompanied by Major General Hugo Gonzalez Borrel, secretary of the Armed Forces, and Rear Admiral Gustavo Betances, director of public relations FFAA.
(Source and Photo: El Nuevo Diario)


Dragueo Tests start on Saturday


Dragueo 2009 season will open Saturday at the Mobil 1 track Autódromo of the Americas (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic).

The information was announced by organizers of the race for the fourth mile, who announced the participation of 150 vehicles for the weekend at an event that will have intense matches on the track.

They said that this is a very promising for years and the discipline that they expect Alfredo Najri reach seven seconds this year, on board his Toyota Celica as well as "El General "break the track record of 7.44, set by Kevin Still.


Miguel Tejada might be cited for perjury


Two separate reports in the Wednesday edition of the New York Daily News reported on situations of Roger Clemens and the Astros´ owner, Drayton McClane, confirming that the Rocket will not be invited by the club to throw batting practice to players minor league Houston in spring training, while another suggested that dominican shortstop Miguel Tejada' could be mentioned in the testimony given Kirk Radomski scheduled for Thursday before a grand jury. (Source:MLB)


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