Monday, November 30, 2009

Flamengo won in Brazilian Soccer
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil - Flamengo club, Adriano's World Cup team, won 2-0 at home to Corinthians, also the World Cup Ronaldo, and jumped to first place in the classification of the Brazilian Championship in the absence of just one day for the purpose of the League .

The most popular team in Brazil, which was without the injured Adriano, won, also World Cup with goals from Ze Roberto and lateral Leo Moura (criminal), the second team in popularity in the country and had to prematurely replace Ronaldo injury.

The important victory and defeat Flamengo Sao Paulo, champion of the last three editions of the league and leads the standings until Saturday, literally turned the dispute over the title of this year because that left four clubs with potential raise the cup on Sunday.

Flamengo (64 points), International (62), Palmeiras (62) and Sao Paulo (62) have options to win the Brazilian Championship in 2010, although the former is a favorite because it depends on himself to raise his sixth league title.

The Rio de Janeiro club ensured the title with a victory over Gremio at the Maracana stadium, his home and that will be supported by a fanatical swollen and exhausted all the tickets for the game.

Nets fire coach Frank
No more coaching for Frank in New Jersey

New Jersey Nets, who have not won so far this season fired coach Lawrence Frank.

The Nets announced the move on Sunday shortly after reported that Frank is not directed to the Nets in the game Sunday night on the road against the Los Angeles Lakers, when New Jersey try to avoid matching the worst start in history the NBA.

Assistant coach Tom Barrise Nets will handle the game in LA, but the Nets still have not decided who will be the permanent replacement for Frank.

Sources with knowledge of the thinking of New Jersey told that the Nets - with a 0-16 mark after Friday's loss in Sacramento - wanted to delay the highly anticipated change of control of the team again after the quintet of his tour of four West Coast games. But it appears that management determined that the Nets had to make the move before the Lakers measured after reports out of Frank continue to appear.

Licey almost in first place

Willy Mo Peña hitted a Home Run

Los Tigres del Licey beat 9-2 to Leones del Escogido and today the blue team is half-game behind first place occupied by the reds, the game was yesterday at Quisqueya Stadium before a lot of people.

Matt Wright won in a relief appereance, who worked in four innings from the fourth when he went to the aid of Jame McDonald, who started the ball game.

With the victory, the Licey Tigers (21-14) were back within half-game behind the Leones del Escogido (21-13) came in first position.

The offensive was led by Jack indigo Fox, Yordanis Ramirez and Wily Mo Peña, who hit six hits, including a homer to Peña. Fox and Ramirez drove in two each.

For the Leones, Carlos Gomez and Abraham Nuñez had two hits . The Blues were first to score when Tobi Stoner produced three before the third. He had three hits in a row, came a sacrifice fly by Juan Miranda and doublet Yordanis Ramirez.

Wily Mo Peña hit a long homer to open the fifth. He made four more runs for Licey.

The two rounds of the Leones del Escogido came in the fourth with a homer episode Danilo Sanchez with a partner on board.

Peña will manage Aguilas
Peña was Royals´s manager

Santiago .- It is almost certain that former major league manager Tony Peña directs the Dominican team Aguilas Cibaenas. Pena, bench coach of the World Champion New York Yankees, seems poised to lead the Santiago team desperately struggling for fourth place in the current Dominican professional baseball tournament.

It is the first time that Peña assume that role as he did with success for two seasons prior to the management of more than 10 years of Felix Fermin.

From weeks ago there was talk of appointing replacement U.S. Pena as americanRicky Sweet, who for many, has not met the expectations.

Aguilas currently lie fifth in the standing, a game of Gigantes del Cibao and 2.5 of the Toros del Este.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Guzmán just got a Tied
Joan Guzmán couldn't win

Dominican Joan Guzman failed to achieve his dream last night of winning a third world title in his career after finishing tied with african Paulus Moses in the battle that held in Quebec City, Canada, for the vacant lightweight crown in the Federation International Boxing (IFF).

Two of the three judges who acted in the fight 114-114 vote, while a third was African winner at 116 by 112.

Joan has twice been world champion, holds the titles bantamweight (122 pounds) and junior lightweight (130) World Boxing Organization version (OMB).

Had the winner, Joan would have entered an exclusive group of boxers Latinos with three crowns in as many categories.

Because the outcome of the fight was a draw, the IBF lightweight title will remain vacant.

Joan was a header by Funeka in the fifth assault which caused a wound on his face and was bleeding even though it remained standing until the end of the fight. The African boxer, with a height of 6.1, continued fighting in the distance and putting his punches to Joan's face.

The Dominican Republic born remains undefeated, now with 29 wins, 17 by knockout and one draw, while Funeka adds over 30 wins, 25 of them on the fast track, with two defeats and three draws.

Funeka was not satisfied with the outcome of the battle. "I came from afar (South Africa) to steal me the fight," he said in an interview after the fight.

HBO commentators also questioned the outcome of the judges.

For Funeka was his second fight for a world belt.

Before, he had done against american Nate Campbell, who lost in a close battle.

Joan did not climb into the ring had been about a year.

Federer out of Masters Cup
Roger Federer

LONDON (AP). - Roger Federer was eliminated in the semifinals of the Masters Cup by falling 6-2, 4-6, 7-5 to Russian Nikolay Davydenko. Federer, who stole his serve three times in the first set, came within two points of winning by taking a 5-4 lead in the third. But Davydenko was kept in a fight and then broke serve to go up to Switzerland 6-5 and then win it on his serve.

"This points to a couple (of success), but could not get it," said Federer, who has won four times in the final tournament of the season. "He played well. I thought he played well throughout the match, although not think it was the best match I've had. "

It was Davydenko's first win over world number one in 13 meetings. "All my family, all my fans, waiting for this moment when he could beat Federer," said the Russian.

"I thought it might come in 2010 or 2011. But it feels good that was in 2009 at the end of the season. "

Davydenko will clash in Sunday's final against the winner of the other semifinal between Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro and Swede Robin Soderling. Federer again in trouble with his serve throughout most of the duel, though he seemed to have control on her serve in the third set when he went ahead 5-4.

With Davydenko taking to stay afloat, Federer managed to lead 30-0 to return a volley of Russian with another volley in which he jumped. Davydenko seemed surprised by the acrobatic back, but still won the next four points to protect your service.

"I was thinking that luck was again on the side of Federer," he recalled Davydenko. "I thought, 'please, not again"'. Federer, who secured first place ranking at the end of the season, lost the first set in her three challenges the Group A, but still could defeat the Spanish Fernando Verdasco and Briton Andy Murray before losing to Del Potro, the same player who beat him in the final of U.S. Open.

"It is certainly a disappointment. But not for losing to him, but losing in the semifinals, "Federer said. "Finally I won today. I wish the best of luck in the final. "

Dominican Baseball Players Cheated
Santo Domingo (EFE) .- A group of more than 50 Dominican Baseball players including former major league Felix Jose, Israel Alcantara and Eddy Garabito, were swindled by a man they claimed various sums of money to supposedly bring to play professional league in the Netherlands.

The players filed a complaint at the Attorney Hector de Santo Domingo against Amaury De la Cruz, who is accused of embezzlement, fraud and breach of trust.

The group's attorney Nolberto Rondon informed local media that De la Cruz was presented to the players contacted three weeks ago, with the ostensible purpose of winning contracts for professional baseball Dutchman.

The lawyer said the alleged agent players claimed amounts between $ 200 and $ 1,500.

"On Wednesday this gentleman asked to the players that gave them passports to go, presumably, to the consulate of the Netherlands to fill the visas," complained Rondon, who claimed that this was the last day that saw players from the Cruz.

Dominican players cheated remained for about three weeks training with several trainers hired by the defendant.
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Zlatan buried Real Madrid
Zlatan only needed 5 minutes for scoring the only goal in the Classic

BARCELONA - One week took the lead to Real Madrid. His arch-rivals Barcelona snatched it at the Nou Camp thanks to a goal by Zlatan Ibrahimovic at the start of the second half, in a classic even closer in recent years.

Barca's victory had to fight to the last breath. First, facing an opponent who bothered much their game, especially in the first half. And then, overcoming the adversity of playing a man down for the last half hour mark, just when everything had turned facing the advantage tell.

With Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, but without Ibra, started the game. There were no minutes to score. Both teams went to look for very high from the start, then attacked each with its own style. Develop their football Barca, Real, with a primary and direct game.

It was a twenty-minute pulse to control the midfield. A first electric football stake, with many more mistakes than successes, which ended when he got the first real chance of the match: a one on one with Valdez Cristiano the Barca goal deflected with the tip of a boot.

Real Madrid had shown their teeth at Barca at home and the Catalans looked puzzled. Intended to give reply, but could not find the vision of Xavi overflow nor Messi, permanently guarded by Arbeloa or Albiol.

The drowned Pellegrini Barça at 30 meters, and the whole Barca failed to calm his game. Anxious, precipitate, tangled, fell four white paws into the trap. Lass and Xabi Alonso drew the line, and equipment Guardiola played for many minutes away from the realms of Casillas.

Madrid, threatening, had another clear chance via Marcelo, but Puyol was filed when the Brazilian midfielder was about to shoot Valdes.

Only at the end of the first half when Iniesta on the left appeared to fill gaps in a soulless Henry, Barca began timidly to test Iker.

It seemed hard that Real Madrid will endure the pace on the resumption. And, indeed, was losing steam since the beginning of the second half. Still, he could get ahead in a counter that resulted in boots again Higuain and aborted a brave Puyol.

Moments earlier, had entered the scene Ibrahimovic replacing Henry. In the first he had, the Swede shot a volley Casillas to connect to the right center of Alves (1-0).

He still had thirty-five minutes to the end and the ship began to turn the match in a rondo eternal. But then, Busquets was crossed wires and decided to cut his hand a play safely in the rival camp.

The youth squad rather unfocused throughout the match, he'd seen minutes before the first yellow for a foul in midfield. Guardiola, who already had planned to replace him with Yaya Toure, I wanted to eat when, head bowed, left the field to the tunnel.

The premises returned to suffer through ten. Ronaldo had his chance to head before being replaced by Benzema, French tip and an even clearer that sent out within the small area where the ball had gone rebounded after the launch of a corner.

Despite the harassment visitors, Barça by now had found his identity and produced something to play against the rhythm of a sublime Iniesta.

Abidal and Messi had two opportunities to convict very clear in the stretch, but the Frenchman crossed his shot too and Argentina appeared Saint Iker. White strikers also tried to finish, but this afternoon they met with two plants superlatives like Puyol and Pique.

Woods was hitted by wife

Mr. and Mrs. Woods

Washington .- The wounds on the face of Tiger Woods was not the result of an automobile accident suffered early Friday but from the fury of his wife's alleged infidelity by the golfer, according to celebrity website TMZ.

The publication, which gave exclusive rights to Michael Jackson's death, refers to the contents of a "conversation" that the golfer had after the car accident a few yards from his mansion in Florida.

The incident occurred at the 2.25 hours of Friday morning (7.25 GMT) as the Cadillac Escalade SUV driving Woods hit a hydrant and then fire a tree. TMZ says that before the accident Woods argued with his wife, who had rebuked him about his alleged relationship with another woman.

According to the TMZ source, an unidentified person who spoke with Woods after the accident, the discussion raised temperature and Woods's wife, former Swedish model Elin Nordegren, he scratched in the face, after which the golfer left the house toward his vehicle.

The celebrity website says Nordegren pursued him with a golf club with which the car struck several times while Woods was given "the run".

According to TMZ, the golfer was "distracted" and that was when his SUV crashed into the hydrant and tree.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Estrellas will honor Pitcher Quezada
Silvano Quezada

Dominican Baseball team Estrellas Orientales (San Pedro de Macorís) will honor their former pitcher Silvano Quezada, whose name shall be baptized with the new indoor bullpen enabled on Tetelo Vargas Stadium.

Relatives of the late pitcher and coach have been invited to the launch of the first pitch, today at 7:00 pm At 8:00 p.m. will be the game against the Lobos de Arecibo, Puerto Rico.

Quezada was a right-hander, originally from Los Tigres del Licey who gave its best results with the Green Team.

Woods injured by a Car Accident
Tiger Woods

ORLANDO, Fla. AP. Tiger Woods was injured in Friday morning when his car struck a tree near his mansion in Florida, authorities said.

The Florida Highway Patrol said the 33 year old American golfer hit a fire hydrant and a tree after leaving her home in a Cadillac sport utility vehicle in 2009.

The report of the patrol said Woods' injuries were serious, but the golfer's spokesman Glenn Greenspan, said Woods was treated at a hospital and discharged in good condition.

The patrol said there was no alcohol involved, though the accident remains under investigation.

No one else in the car, said the patrol spokeswoman Kim Montes. Woods, who has won 14 majors in his career on the PGA Tour, returned home this week to 2.4 million in the exclusive area of Isleworth near Orlando after attending a football game between Stanford and California. Woods was inducted into the Hall of Fame in Stanford sports halftime.

The world number one this month traveled to China and Australia, where he won the Masters in Australia on November 15. Woods was scheduled to host its tournament on Monday in Thousand Oaks, California.

Woods won six titles this year after missing eight months of action by an operation on his left knee. Although not win any major, Woods said the season was a success because he did not know how to answer the knee. On November 15 Woods had scored the latest victory of his career, winning the Masters in Australia, the 106th title of his illustrious career, including 14 Grand Slams.

Marcos Díaz is included in Sports Book

Marcos Díaz

Recently, within the halls of the headquarters of United Nations (UN) in New York, was launched at the book "Champions for Change" which highlights international sports figures with global impact through their efforts have brought for causes of social good and the environment.

Among the star athletes are runners and track and field Olympic stars Michael Johnson of the United States and Haile Gebrselassie of Ethiopia, the American cyclist, three times Tour de France winner Greg Lemond, the Olympic gold medalist swimmer in Beijing Natalie Coughlin and ultradistancia swimmer Marcos Diaz open water, among other prominent figures.

Britain's Jane Poynter, author of the book, highlights the inspiring story of a total of 38 international athletes as symbols of world sport have supported social and environmental causes.

"It's a great honor to be among the top sports that are highlighted in this interesting book. Humankind is called to change lifestyle habits in relation to the preservation of natural resources for the good of our planet, "Diaz said in the activity.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Licey has no Internal Problems

Let's be clear. There are no guerrillas in Licey. The clarification was made by the deputy manager of the team, Francisco Busto, referring to players Willy Aybar and Felix Pie.

The gossips have been dropping both players are not playing because of differences with the blue square, but bust was commissioned to deny that in a telephone interview on the agenda Alberto Rodriguez in Sports for the radio station 96.9 FM.

Willy''is not playing because he has kidney ailments. Anyone who has suffered from it knows the pain it represents. While Felix was unable to see action with an injury, but the first is scheduled for January.''

Before the physical problems, Aybar batted .257 with four trailers.

Dominican Patriotic Games at Miami

Dominican Team

MIAMI .- Dominican Sports Minister, Felipe Payano closed with a flourish Sports Patriotic III with the participation of hundreds of athletes competing in various disciplines and where, new time, it was Dominicanism high.

Payano, by exhausting event's keynote speech, said that once President Leonel Fernández fulfilled all the Dominican community living abroad to organize and mount the III Sports Patriots who bringing together thousands of dominicans athletes living in U.S. cities.

He said that President Leonel Fernández has given her a capital importance to the Patriotic Games, as it is a way to compensate for all the dollars by the Dominican fathers who send their relatives in the country through remittances and it invigorates the economy local.

He also assessed in its proper perspective the intense and fruitful work done each of the officials of various U.S. cities where games were set up the Patriotic III in this 2009. "Without them there would have been possible these Games," abounded.

"He is such an honor to come here to share with the community of Dominicans who do sport and talk to the parents of those athletes seeking to stardom someday," he added.

He said there could speak with the immortal Sport, Hugo Cabrera, who is an officer of the portfolio in Miami, and with baseball analyst quoted, Dominican Enrique Rojas, who works for ESPN-Deportes.

He said it is the third version of the Olympics Patriotic and felt very proud to have worked with hundreds of thousands of athletes, sports leaders, Sports Unions and parents of athletes. For days will thousands of athletes competing at full steam.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

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Iverson has no answers

Commentator Stephen A. Smith posted today on his website a statement attributed to Iverson. Notes that the guard plans to retire, but elsewhere he adds, citing the player himself: "I firmly believe I can still compete at the highest level."

The statement added that Iverson loves the game and still has desires to play.

Iverson, 10 times elected to the All-Star, played three games this season, with Memphis before requesting permission to attend to personal issues. He was discharged after both parties agreed to terminate their relationship.

It is the second bitter breakup Iverson, who expressed his discontent last season playing with the Pistons. It has been shown disgusted by the fact that Detroit coach Michael Curry, and Memphis, Lionel Hollins, have used it as a reservist, despite ever won the MVP award.

New York Knicks envisioned the possibility of hiring Iverson last week, when he was discharged, before deciding that the star would take away much playing time to younger players, of whom the team is looking for quick learning.

New York seemed the only team interested in signing Iverson, so there was little assurance that this campaign could return to the NBA, even before the report on retirement. However, Wednesday's announcement was a surprise to George Karl, who coached Iverson in Denver.

"I think he still has something to contribute to any team. If that was his decision, nevertheless go down in history as the best point guard that has been quietly," Karl said.

Sosa is sued
Sammy Sosa laughing

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic. - A businessman sued dominican Sammy Sosa on Thursday claiming that former major league baseball player owes him $ 203,000 for various businesses.

Carim Abu Nabaa alleged that Sosa failed to pay a commission of $ 150,000 for helping him sell a house, $ 43,000 per purchasing a luxury watch, and 10,000 for serving as an intermediary in the hiring of reggaeton's star Don Omar for a birthday party former player on November 14, according to a copy of the three lawsuits that had access to the AP.

Sosa, who lives in Miami for two years, was summoned on 2 December a court in Santo Domingo for a hearing which will decide whether enough evidence to proceed with the case.

Sosa could face up to two years in prison if found guilty of two counts of defaults for work performed and a fraud.

José Enrique Alevante, Abu Nabaa lawyer, told the AP that his client helped Sosa to sell three million dollars for actor Vin Diesel a villa in Casa de Campo, a luxury resort in La Romana, 80 miles east Santo Domingo.

According to counsel, to Abu Dabaa accounted for a commission of 5% of total sales.

"Mr. Abu Nabaa was the middleman in the sale of the mansion and Mr. Sosa has repeatedly refused to make payment of the commission that was agreed between the parties," said Alevante.

The lawsuit for fraud and breach of trust is based on the purchase of a watch brand Roger Dubuis Two Face Pink by 43,000 dollars, according to the plaintiffs, Sosa refuses to pay.

"The arguments he has used Mr. Sosa ... are truly absurd and have no rationale," he added Alevante.

The Associated Press called on several occasions with representatives of Sosa in the Dominican Republic, but the calls went unanswered.

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Dominican Handball won at PANAM

Dominican Handball team

The Dominican Republic selected easily scored a similar victory against Guatemala with 32-11 rout of in his first appearance at the 2009 Women's Junior Pan American Championship which takes place in San Jose, Costa Rica.

The offensive team led by Mariela Ortiz was Andino, who scored nine goals and leads the box, while Carolina López made six Yakaira Tejeda scored 5. For the Guatemala team was his best scoring Cinthya Valdez, which produced three and Karen Escobar scored two.

The Dominican team is one of nine selected from the region taking part in the fair in search of gaining admission to the Pre World Championship to be held next year. After yesterday, the Dominican team faces its second game in the representation of Colombia, at a meeting scheduled for 7:30 pm.

The Dominican team is led by Felix Romero and is now silver medalist Central American and Caribbean region.

The event also involved representatives Costa Rica from Mexico, Colombia, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic. The national team went through the agreement reached by the Dominican Olympic Committee and the Vicini Group, the latter covering the expenses of the Dominican participation in the regional tournament organized by the Pan American Handball Confederation. The Dominican is selected for the first time accompanied by a couple of referee who will be acting in the tournament. These are Wilkin Alcantara and Jose Carlos Agramonte.

The president of the Dominican Federation of Handball Jose Duval, underlined the quality of the Dominican team at the present time.

Dominican Baseball Magazine free

Julio Castillo and Alberto Rodriguez

Santo Domingo .- The magazine "Pal Play" in its fifth edition is circulating free in all of baseball stadiums in the country and in major establishments in the city of Santo Domingo.

The publication, which is edited by sportswriters Julio Castillo and Alberto Rodriguez, offers readers information on the structure of all teams participating in the tournament this fall dedicated to the 2009-2010 winter Rojas Alou brothers.

"This publication is expected each year for the Dominican fans, because this magazine provides information of interest agile and short winter this award," said Castillo.

Also, articles on the profiles of the team leaders Tigres del Licey, Aguilas Cibaenas, Gigentes del Cibao, Toros del Este and Estrellas Orientales.

Also the magazine "Pal Play" contains reports, statistics, calendar and a poster of the star player of the Licey Tigers, Anderson Hernandez, the tournament MVP last year.

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