Saturday, January 30, 2010

Robinho Joined Brazilian Team Santos

SAO PAULO - Brazilian striker Robinho, whose pass belongs to Manchester City, arrived Saturday to Brazil to join soccer team Santos on loan for the next six months.

"Robinho arrived today (Saturday) to Brazil and he is at his home in Guaruja," said spokesman player, Evandro de Souza.

On Monday, Robinho will be officially presented in Santos, the club won the Brazilian championship in 2002 with a party that will participate in the rock band Charlie Brown Jr. and former players Peixe, according to a dispatch from Ansa.

Robinho's goal is to gain continuity in the Paulista championship and national tournament Brazilian notice of the impending DT Dunga for the Brazilian team that played the World Cup in South Africa.

"I'll be back after the World Cup at Manchester City, Robinho said in a video shown on the official website of the English club.

Thus, all the strikers in the 2006 World Cup in Brazil in the quarterfinals eliminated by France in football are playing Origin: Ronaldo with
Corinthians, Adriano in Flamengo, Fred with Fluminense and now Robinho at Santos.

Martínez Opened Baseball Prospect Proyect
Pedro Martínez

Pedro Martínez on Saturday inaugurated a joint project with the office of Major League Baseball in the Dominican Republic to educate young prospects in the country.

"I want to give something back to the community and that something is one thing I always have time to give, that is education," Martinez told the AP.

Martinez said he wants to help the young players on the island who are struggling to reach the greatest baseball know their rights and duties.

"I requested the MLB office in the country to help us in this project because the truth is that we are little concerned about education for the players and it is felt," he said.

Dominican Republic is the largest producer of foreign players in the majors, but also has the highest number of positive drug tests in the lower circuits.

Martinez, who pitched last season with the Phillies, believes that more needs to be done to combat the use of banned substances.

The three-time Cy Young Award winner gave a talk to some 100 children in the Quisqueya stadium in the Dominican capital.

Arrendel Retires Athletism

Juana Arrendel

The Dominican jumper Juana Arrendel announced its formal withdrawal of the powers of that form of athletics.

In conversation with dominican newspaper Hoy, Arrendel said to be devoted entirely to his military career in the Army, where she holds the rank of lieutenant-colonel.

Juana, who was born on September 26, 1978 in San Pedro de Macoris, lasted over a decade to be the "Queen of high jump" in the Americas.

"I'm happy and if I will encourage an act of farewell," she added.

She said she would not rule in a future dedicated to training young people in High Jump to teach what she learned.

The former athlete won a gold medal in the Games in Maracaibo 98, which gave rise to fame.

She followed with another gold in the Panam Winnipeg, however, was stripped of the medal after testing positive in doping tests.

She came back strongly in Panam 2003, at her home and took the gold after jumping 1.94, making several attempts to overcome Mexico's Maria Rifka, with some 30 thousand fans who packed the Olympic Stadium for an entire afternoon.

The gold medals at the Central American and Caribbean were obtained in the versions held in Maracaibo, Venezuela, in 1998 El Salvador 2002, in Cartagena, Colombia 2006, confirming its capacity in international athletics.

In games of El Salvador 2002, took over the record in that mode for Central American and Caribbean Games with a record of 1.97.

During that just managed to win before the jumping Rifka Gonzalez of Mexico, and K. Ibarguen of Colombia, who finished with a record of 1.85 and 1.79, respectively.

Similar action was in the Central American and Caribbean Cartagena, Colombia 2006, where he grabbed his third gold medal in high jump.

In 2002 went gold in the World Indoor Championships, which took place in Guatemala, with a record of 1.87.

That same year, also went to the Championship Arrendell North-Central American and Caribbean in San Antonio, Texas and won the gold with 1.95. He had the honor of going to several Olympic Games, where he held high the country.

Losos Won Gold Coast Opener

Yvonne Losos

Dominican Yvonne Losos de Muñiz continued her successful participation in the competitive circuit in Wellington, Florida, winning first place in the Grand Special Prize of the Gold Coast Opener CDI-W.

On the Olympic level training, Losos achieved a 63.5 percent score, being escorted to the podium by the American Froehlig Pamela and Lisa Goodrich.

The test, judged by the judges Stephen Clarke (England), Lorraine McDonald (Canada) and Jeanne McDonald (USA), was developed at the Jim Brandon Equestrian Center.

The event, qualifying for the final of the World Cup, had a participation of over 200 pairs of United States, Canada, Colombia, Puerto Rico, Germany, Denmark, England and Mexico.

In addition to his win in the Grand Prix, the Dominican ranked seventh in the San Jorge test, while Samira Uemura ranked fifth in the Intermediate.

Horford Happy for Being a NBA All Star

Al Horford

ATLANTA, GEORGIA. He is 23 years old, is playing out of position for the Hawks, and usually seen behind his peers Joe Johnson and Josh Smith.

However, the coaches feel that the center Al Horford is one of the best players in the league.

He was named to the All-Star reserve on Thursday, along with Johnson for the game Feb. 14 at the Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

"It's like a dream come true for me," said Horford, who the Hawks selected as the No. 3 pick in the 2007 draft.

"When you're playing basketball is like a child, imagine yourself as it does for the NBA. And once reached the highest level, ytrabaja hard to reach an All-Star.

"It's a blessing for me to participate in this game," he said.

Horford, 6'10 ", is lower in height to the other centers in the NBA, but it must assess its effectiveness in Atlanta to play with style and a good defense applied by coach Mike Woodson.

"I think it's a very good player, and everyone agrees that it is practically a power forward to provide a center," said Orlando coach Stan Van Gundy

Friday, January 29, 2010

Dominican Boxers earn US$9,800.00 from Government

The National Commissioner of Professional Boxing, Franklin Nuñez, turned over check for RD $ 175, 000 to (US$4,900.00) to the boxer Dahiana Santana, who has the distinction of being the only Dominican woman to win a world crown in professional boxing.

So did the boxer Santiago de Paula, who in January of 2009 was crowned world heavyweight champion by defeating by knockout to a German boxer during a bout held in Haiti.

Nuñez said the delivery of economic aid to those held by fighters directed by the Secretary of State for Sports, Felipe Payano, who has always been a concern of the social and human Dominican athletes.

Santana won the world bantamweight crown (118 pounds) that supports the Global Boxing Union, the defeat by knockout in the first assault on a female boxer from Australia Doris Koehler ero of 2009 in Haiti.

Both Santana and De Paula, Payano appreciated the gesture and assured that this has been the great patron of boxing.

Horford:First Dominican in NBA All Star Game

Al Horford

New York .- The list of reserve players for the All-Star Game was announced by NBA coaches with Pau Gasol, the Lakers, among those elected to the Western Conference team and become the center of controversy.

Quite the contrary that Zach Randolph, of Memphis, which built consensus among NBA technicians in recognition of the great work he is doing with his new team.

Dominican Al Horford (Atlanta Hawks) also became a hero of the list of reservations for the Eastern Conference beating the legendary Shaquille O'Neal, Cleveland.

Within the Eastern Conference, the list of reservations does not generate any controversy and big note is the presence of Horford, 24, the first Dominican player in NBA history to reach the All-Star Game.

Horford has become the undisputed starting center and the Hawks after he averaged 13.6 points, 9.8 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 44 games.

The Dominican, who has already participated in the Weekend Star as a rookie and sophomore "also made history by becoming the first Latin American player who gets the third consecutive year the election to participate in the great feast of the NBA.

Along with Horford also were elected team mate, shooter Joe Johnson, Rajon Rondo and Paul Pierce (Boston), Derrick Rose (Chicago), Chris Bosh (Toronto) and Gerald Wallace (Charlotte).

The owner of this team, that comes with the controversy of the election of the veteran owner Allen Iverson (Philadelphia), will also have Dwyane Wade (Miami), Lebron James (Creveland), Kevin Garnett (Boston) and Dwight Howard (Orlando).

The list of reservations in the West team is completed by Deron Williams (Utah) and Chris Paul (New Orleans), the shooter Brandon Roy (Portland) and forwards Kevin Durant (Oklahoma City) and Dirk Nowitzki (Dallas).

Nowitzki, who stood at the doors of its first choice as a starter, will play his ninth All-Star Game and is the great idol of the home crowd for the Mavericks.

The West team owner, who was elected by popular vote, will consist of point guard Steve Nash and Amare Stoudemire (Phoenix), Kobe Bryant (Lakers), Carmelo Anthony (Denver) and Tim Duncan (San Antonio).

Gasol, named to the center post and has lost 17 games by injuries, beat the Clippers center Chris Kaman, who publicly said that the Spanish did not deserve the choice of the statistics.

Escogido Won Dominican Baseball Tournament

Moisés Alou and Luis Manuel Bonetti

Dominican Baseball team Leones del Escogido managed to win the championship trophy after 17 years of drought for a title in the Dominican winter baseball.

Francisco Liriano threw first five scoreless innings and with just one hit and outfielder Wadime Balentien hit a solo homer in the second inning to cap a three-run rally and defeated over a 5-2 for the Gigantes del Cibao
thirteenth win the crown in their history in the Dominican baseball.

With this title achieved at the Julian Javier Stadium, the reds obtained the right to represent the country in the Caribbean Series to be staged next week in Isla Margarita, Venezuela.

The Escogido could not win a title since 1992. Last night they stopped 17 years without reaching the championship trophy, but this time the team entered a restructuring process at all levels, led to the Bonetti family offices as well as work performed by General Managers and Junior Noboa and Moisés Alou, son of the legendary Escogidos´player Felipe Alou.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Elin Will Stay With Tiger
Elin and Tiger Woods

Orlando, USA .- The former model Elin Nordegren last week visited golfer Tiger Woods in rehab for sex addiction in hopes of saving their marriage for the sake of their children, according to a celebrity website.

People magazine reported RadarOnline Nordegren want to avoid divorce, according to sources close, after spending five days with Woods in the rehabilitation center in Hattisburg, Mississippi.

"Elin want a solid family life," the source told People. "She was a child of separated parents. Absolutely she does not want their children (Sam and Charlie) will pass the same. "

"She wants to keep his family together, even if she and Woods live together as friends instead of lovers," the source added.

More than a dozen women claimed having had romantic relationships with Woods.

Cabañas´s Heatlh Uncertain
Salvador Cabañas

The health of the Paraguayan international soccer player Salvador Cabañas, victim of a gunshot wound to the head on Monday in Mexico City, worsened yesterday due to a cerebral edema and his life is at risk, said a medical source at the hospital where he is hospitalized.

"Salvador has remained clinically stable, however, we had some problems because the brain edema has progressed as expected," said neurosurgeon Ernesto Martinez, director of the specialist team that operated the Star of America from Mexico and the selection Guarani.

"We're going to have to sedate a bit more to improve and protect brain function and hopefully not over the edema progresses," added the doctor.

Martinez warned that Cabañas, elected in 2007 the best player in America, "remains serious. It has passed the risk of life. "

Chelsea Leads Premier League

London .- Chelsea got the lead in the Premier League defeat 3 - 0 to Birmingham, while Arsenal goalless draw with Aston Villa.

Frank Lampard scored twice and Chelsea took a point ahead of Manchester United, which advanced to the finals of the League Cup to overcome Manchester City 3-2.

Chelsea have a game in which the Red Devils.

Arsenal finished third, two of the pointer, after failing to beat the Villa goal, seventh in the table with four points ahead of Birmingham.

Birmingham came to Stamford Bridge without loss in their last 15 games, a record for the team, but was hit by a Chelsea opened the scoring in the sixth minute. Florent Malouda was left alone in the center of the trouble and headed a cross from the right by Joe Cole.

Lampard added his two goals on passes from Michael Ballack and Malouda.

While Chelsea accelerates the search for their first title since 2006, Arsenal lost momentum and the opportunity to go level on points.

NBA Suspend Arenas For the Rest of the Season

Gilbert Arenas

NBA commissioner David Stern has suspended Gilbert Arenas for the rest of the season and Javaris Crittenton both Washington Wizards players, to keep firearms in the clothing, the League reported in a statement.

Stern, who argued that gun ownership in the workplace is something that "will not be tolerated" decided the punishment after meeting with both players.

"The problem here is not about the lawful possession of weapons, whether in someone's house or anywhere else," Stern said.

"It's about possession of weapons in the workplace in the NBA, which will not be tolerated," he added.

Arenas, who was previously convicted of illegally carrying firearms, will be sentenced next March.

Stern suspended him indefinitely without pay so the player will lose $ 157,000 for each game that does not quarrel with the Wizards for the contract of $ 16 million that would have to charge this season.

This is his second season in a six-year contract, which would collect $ 111 million.

Meanwhile Crittenton was sentenced to one year of unsupervised probation after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor charge of illegal possession of a firearm in relation to a dispute with his partner Arenas held in early January.

Arenas kept four guns in his locker in the locker room during the game between his team and the San Antonio Spurs, after which it was involved in an incident with teammate Crittenton, which both ended up signing up with firearms by gambling debts.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Real Madrid Reject Ronaldo´s Sanction

Madrid (EFE) .- Spanish Soccer Team Real Madrid is preparing to submit the appeal to the Appeals Committee, having considered "unfair" the sanction of two matches today imposed the Competition Committee of the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) into Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo, after being sent off last Sunday against Malaga.

The Competition Committee's decision to punish a Christian for two matches for "causing harm to use dangerous game that hurts the faculties" of Malaga defender Patrick Mtiliga, was not well received at the offices of the Bernabeu.

In the arguments presented by Real Madrid before the sanction was imposed to Cristiano, seeking annulment of the red card when considering that in the minutes of collegiate Perez Lasa did not stem events that constitute an infringement, but a hit among gamers.

They also presented a video in which he enclosed with the play of Cristiano and similar action Mtiliga starring Barcelona's Argentinian Leo Messi and Marc Valiente, in the Barcelona-Sevilla last January 17 that it received no penalty.

Real Madrid, which has ten days from tomorrow to appeal, submitted by Thursday, a resource, which, according to Efe sources confirmed the club have already begun to prepare in the afternoon in the offices of the Bernabeu lawyers and the legal establishment of the club.

Maradona Lost Son

Verónica Ojeda
Verónica Ojeda

BUENOS AIRES -Veronica Ojeda, Diego Maradona ´s girlfriend, lost by 19 weeks pregnant suffered a blow after a fainting box. She has already been discharged.

"She got up at dawn, we dropped the pressure and fell," the doctor told reporters. "It has been beaten, was not important enough to blow but losing the pregnancy," he lamented.

The Doctor said that when Veronica arrived at the clinic at about 4 am yesterday, the pregnancy was already arrested and indicated that this is the second to lose, since he lived a similar picture two years ago.

On the other hand, stressed that doctors decided against surgery and said it suffered "spontaneous abortion was a" hit product.

"It was a pressure drop and the two families are very bad," he replied when asked about the family of Veronica and Maradona.

Finally, the doctor said that she has already been discharged and he retired with his partner, the coach of the national squad.

Acta Ready to Join Indians

Manny Acta

Broadview Heights, Ohio .- Before asking a question to skipper Manny Acta, an Indians ´fan began an ovation for the new leader.

The applause can be a bit premature, since Act has yet to win a game with Cleveland, as the same foreman said. "We'll see if it will hear applause in September," joked.

Although yet to be seen whether that Acta will be successful at this level and in the environment of reconstruction that now operate the Indians, has already won a number with its pleasant communication style and his knowledge of the current game. And the applause was demonstrated.

But what has been said Acta to bring optimism to the fans of a club that shared the last place in the Central Division of the American League and moved to its two biggest stars last season? First, Acta has shown an enthusiasm for the players that are rising in the organization.

A few minutes into the interview, talked about prospects as the Dominican Carlos Santana, Lonnie Chisenhall and Nick Hagadone.

Although none of them will be on the roster for Opening Day, in the future could be cornerstones of the team. "I know these guys because I was preparing me before my interview for the position. When I met them, I said: 'My decision to come to Cleveland was based on you'.

We have the opportunity to assemble a good team like we had in the '90s, "he said.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Marichal ´s Golf Tournament ´s winners
Juan Marichal

Juan Dolio, San Pedro de Macoris.
The couple consisting of John "Manita" Campusano and Migue Rivera won for the second consecutive year the traditional Juan Marichal Golf Classic, an event that was played out in the field of Metro Country Club, 200 golfers competed.

During two days of competition and Rivera Campusano, succeeded in two days of competition 68 and 70 strokes gross, totaling 135 strokes, to win the big cup of fourteenth version, award delivered by Juan Marichal and Luis Jose Asilis Elmúdesi, CEO Metro Group.

The premises of the Metro Country Club, and Henry Azkerman Santiago Hazim, 18 holes in two rounds of 66 and 64, accumulating 142 shots for the net award.

The first position was for the Lopez brothers, Theophilus and Javier, who made 58 shots in two rounds, reaching 116 hits, led in C, Francisco Suarez and Rafael Encarnación, in the first run were 64, then closed with a impressive 55 score, finished with 119 strokes.

The ladies category in the two days in the 36 holes, Vilma Cecilia Herrera Marquez Rosado de Nord, (62, 67) with 129 hits, second place for the combination of Milady de Taveras and Maria Aguilo with 142 strokes.

Stood second in the steps A, B and C, Juan Francisco - Angelo Fabri, 133 hits, Tony Morales and Enrique Perdomo (56 and 64 strokes), totaled 129 hits and the duo of Adalberto Hernandez and Aurelio Barrero, 121 hits .

Standing out in third place in A, B and C, Juan Queliz and John Valerio (Gurabo), 69 and 65, with 134 blows, the binomial Pedro Bustillo, Pedro Garcia, hit with 122 hits and Domingo Pichardo - John Pumarol, a record of 125 hits ; at level C, is awarded fourth place, with these Joseph Chevalier and Cesar Ortiz of Metro DC, with 126 strokes.

Special awards, Suazo Arodis the long drive on hole one, the approach of flag, Wilson Santana.

Obama Received L.A. Lakers
Kobe and President Obama

President Barack Obama welcomed the NBA champion Los Angeles Lakers to the White House on Monday, praising the team for their accomplishments on the basketball court and their service in the community.

An avid basketball fan himself, Obama said he gets enormous pleasure from watching excellence on the court - and nobody exemplified excellence more than the Lakers last year, as they won their 15th league title, defeating the Orlando Magic.

Obama said he was especially excited to meet Lakers' coach Phil Jackson, who has won 10 championships, though he didn't hesitate to point out that six of those victories were with Obama's hometown Chicago Bulls.

"You remember that," Obama joked with former Lakers all-star Magic Johnson, who was on the losing end of the Bulls 1991 victory.

Obama commended the Lakers players not only for their athletic achievements, but also their work off the court. The players held a fitness clinic for Washington-area school children Monday, and several players are donating money to relief efforts in Haiti.

The Lakers added to Obama's collection of sports jerseys, presenting him with a bright yellow jersey with the president's name stitched on the back.

Sammy donated US$75,000 to Haiti
Sammy Sosa

Miami .- Former major league baseball player Sammy Sosa, with his wife Sonia, donated 75 thousand U.S. dollars to be used in the reconstruction of Haiti and the improvement of the people who survived the terrible earthquake of 12 January, which caused more 150 thousand dead, a lot orphans and widespread destruction.

The substantial grant from the Dominican Republic was handed over to the American Red Cross, while developing the TV show "Unite For Haiti," which along with most presenters, producers and reporters from Univision led the main presenter of Sabado Gigante, Mario Luis Kreutzberger Blumenfeld, better known as Don Francisco.

In principle the grant from the Dominican Sammy Sosa was 50 thousand dollars, but amid the delivery of the contribution, the player recognized for his wife announced that an extra 25 thousand, bringing the figure to a total of 75 thousand.

"From what happened in Haiti and seeing the harrowing images of destruction and death, we decided to give 75 thousand U.S. dollars to the American Red Cross for her to use in improving the town and its inhabitants," Sosa said through an applause that paid him all that were present the program on the Univision Network .

Dominican Sports Ministry Will have Great Changes

Santo Domingo .- Dominican Sports Ministry Felipe Payano, announced the country that is completely ready "Reform plan and Modernization for SEDEFIR, towards a new Sports Management, an unprecedented step in the national sports.

In an act which he chaired in his office with a group of secretaries of state and others, Payano received at the hands of Ramon Morrison, president of the firm and Development Management, organizational development specialist, a series of volumes which were developed during more than two years of hard work where important information was collected from each of the different areas of the portfolio.

"Modernity has reached the SEDEFIR and now will enter the stage that all personnel of the institution to operate and be prepared to do workshops with employees and area managers for their knowledge and management," he added with pride and satisfaction .

He said SEDEFIR is ready to start a development plan for 20 years as a concrete product of the new System Planning and Monitoring of the portfolio, new guidelines of strategic processes, operational and support.

And went on: "Overcoming the concept of Human Resource Management Human incorporating the major instruments that it has to do with the contribution of people at all levels of the institution," he said.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Knicks Suffered Worst Lost in History

Somewhere, Isiah Thomas must be smiling.

David Lee had modest goals as he sat glumly on the bench in the fourth quarter, watching the Knicks' worst Garden loss in their history.

"I was just hoping they wouldn't score a couple more points in a row and we'd be down 60," Lee said.

It never got that bad, but it got close, as the Knicks disgraced themselves yesterday afternoon. They lost by 50 points in a disgusting 128-78 rout against the Mavericks, even though Dallas played without Jason Kidd and starter Erick Dampier.

It was the Knicks' largest margin of defeat at the Garden in history, topping the 43-point loss to Charlotte on MLK Day in 2002. It's the second-worst Knicks loss ever, with their 62-point defeat in Syracuse in 1960 still safe.

When Dallas' James Singleton soared for a vicious put-back slam with 3:07 left, the Mavericks got up 53 points, 122-69, and the Syracuse record looked to be in jeopardy.

Sánchez Own Worldwide Record

Félix Sánchez

France, (AFP) .-Dominican Félix Sánchez, Olympic champion and twice world champion in the 400 meter hurdles, did on Sunday at a meeting of indoor athletics in Bordeaux the world best year in the distance, with a time of 50 seconds and 93 hundredths. The South American beat fulfilling its role as star of the sports meet, which rarely is contested indoors, beating the world best in the field, hitherto held by the French Heni Kechi (52 seconds and 4 hundredths) . "For the first time he ran in the 400 meter hurdles indoors. Hoped the first 200 meters, then the rest was unknown," revealed

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