Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Maradona is Bitten by Dog

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Diego Maradona


Diego Maradona had surgery in early this morning after being bitten in the face by one of his dogs, reported close to Argentina´s soccer team coach.

The sources said that the domestic accident occurred Monday night in Maradona's farm on the outskirts of Buenos Aires, where he was transferred to the Los Arcos Sanatorium capital of Argentina.

Maradona suffered injuries to his mouth and part of the face by the bite of one of her pets, a dog 4 years, when he played with it, they added.

It is expected that Maradona, 49, is discharged in the next few hours if the operation is progressing well.

In April 2007 the Argentine soccer idol was admitted to the same hospital for liver disease due to consumption of alcohol.


Feliz Throws Pitches at 100 Mph

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Neftali Feliz

Right-hander Neftali Feliz came to a rescue situation in the game between the Rangers and the Rockies, and taught the arm and material that made him a prospect as quoted.

Easily struck out three batters in a 7-6 victory over Colorado in Texas Cactus League. Eight of his pitches were measured at 100 miles per hour or more, and four were of 101.

In late 2009, the Rangers did not see that, because in the last month of the season shooting hander was 94-95 miles per hour. "It definitely feels good. Last year, through the whole, up from minor league, it started to impact. I think all the work I did paid off. I felt great, "said pitcher.

Feliz has also absorbed a lesson from the pitching coach of the Rangers, Mike Maddux, and manager Ron Washington.

When he left as a starter pitcher wanted. As a reliever a single entry, want to throw fire. Felix did just that on Monday.

"It's what we wanted to see," said Washington. "Let go and throw in the strike zone."





Tiger is back

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The famous golfer Tiger Woods said he is a "little nervous" about the reception that will take the Masters golf when he returns next month.

Woods offered two five-minute interviews, one with ESPN and another with The Golf Channel.

Woods intends to leave a four-month retirement and play the Masters, one of the powers with the more controlled environment in golf, to compete for the first time since an infidelity scandal destroyed his image.

"It happened a lot in my life. An awful lot happened. Things I never wanted to do, "added Woods.

He reiterated that "I have done many bad things in my life. Until everything stopped and I woke up to go back to reality. "

Revealed that now, after therapy, after being subjected to treatment for 45 days in the clinic and then outside the health center, is returning to its roots.

As for the incident that triggered a series of speculations, said "it's all in the police report. Beyond that, everything is between Elin and myself. It's a private matter. "


Monday, March 29, 2010

Chamberlain sent to Bullpen with Yanks

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The long-term involvement of the right-hander Joba Chamberlain for the Yankees in New York could not be determined when the remaining one week to the start of the regular season.

The general manager Brian Cashman would not specify anything with regard to include Chamberlain in the rotation for the season.

Chamberlain, who was initially described by Cashman as a starter in the bullpen, was sent to the list of relievers on Thursday, after he was overcome by the pitcher Phil Hughes in the competition to be the fifth starter.

Cashman said his goal now is to start next season, and there have been no meetings to discuss the status of Chamberlain for the 2011 campaign.

Chamberlain, who pitched an episode without taking race on Friday, said he is taking things day by day and it would be unfair to his teammates try to see beyond this temporada.




Pavin Set Marks at Golf Punta Espada

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During the second day of the Cap Cana Championship The weather conditions were favorable, allowing the captain of the Ryder Cup, Corey Pavin managed to chart a new course record with 63 hits Punta Espada.

He managed nine birdies and no bogeys for his 36-hole total of 13 under par, leading the table thus achieving and surpassing the mark made in 2009 of 64 hits by the German Bernhard Langer.

Fred Couples, seeking his third victory in four events on the Champions Tour, go two shots behind, tied with Larry Mize, both with a 66.

Russ Cochran was fifth at 9 under par, 135 after a 67. Bernhard Langer was a journey of 65 beating that leaves tied with Tom Pernice Jr. with 8 under par, 136 total. Olin Browne and David Peoples tied for eighth at 6 under par, 137 hits and Tommy Armor III and Bob Tway closed the last two positions of the top 10 with 138.

At the time, 40 players are under par after 36 holes, through which the wind did not appear for a second day.

"No wind can have a good result," said Pavin, a former U.S. Open champion. His nine birdies, including the last four to finish the day, were 15 feet or less.


NY Mets Reyes' Future is Uncertain

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José Reyes


Every day that the Mets are close to the start of the season it seems that the Dominican, José Reyes is further away from play on Opening Day.

The club has not yet made a decision and Robinson only knows how much I want to be on the ground.

Missing a week for Venezuelan Johan Santana will face the Marlins, and Mets have not decided when Kings see action in a game.

So with this and uncertainty would not be very likely that the Dominican to play in the first round of the campaign.

"I can not say that he is not ready," said general manager Omar Minaya. But not yet spoken to the other side of the situation. "We hasten merely in a game. The most important thing is to play in all-or most-season, "Minaya said.

Moreover, Reyes does not know what the team plans. "They have not told me anything," said Reyes. He added that neither asked. The Mets said that everything would depend on how it will respond to exercises Reyes a day later.

We also recognize that they must bear in mind that Reyes did not think to reduce their speed when running on the bases and do not know if you've entered a good level with his bat. However, the leader Jerry Manuel said he is optimistic after watching batting practice from Reyes.


Dominican Boxing Failed in World Title Search

Dominican boxer makes his country proud

Victor Cayó and Joan Guzman could not give another world title to the Dominican Republic, although the Saturday night at the Hard Rock hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, was presented as a golden opportunity for boxing Dominican professional.

Cayó who was principal costar fight of the night, was thwarted its aspirations to achieve super lightweight title the World Boxing Association (WBA), falling by knockout in the sixth before the hard-hitting assault argentinean Marcos Maidana.

With the loss, Cayó left behind his career undefeated, having proved himself in 24 bouts. Maidana, however, has now scored 28 wins, 27 of which were by knockout, with only one loss.

Joan, a former world champion junior bantamweight, lightweight, also failed to give the country another world crown, although he defeated his rival, South African Paulus Moses.

Joan's problem was he could not make weight regulation, so it could not opt for the vacant lightweight crown of the International Boxing Federation (IBF).

It was the first time the two boxers climb into the ring Dominicans in the same night and the same stage in search of world crowns.
The country stands with only one world champion, Elio Rojas.


Friday, March 26, 2010

Scoring is not Important for Lebron

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LeBron James is on pace to claim his second scoring title after topping the league in 2007-08, when he was a year removed from leading the Cavaliers to the NBA Finals.

Given the choice of either, though, James was emphatic in claiming he could win the scoring championship at will.

But it's the team titles that hold the key, he said.

"It's not important to me at all. I mean right now our team is in a position to try to clinch throughout the whole playoffs," James said of home-court advantage Thursday in San Antonio, where the Cavaliers play the Spurs on Friday night. "That's what position we're in right now. If we can do that, that will be more important than a scoring title. I mean, individual accolades take care of [themselves]."

James, who led the league in minutes played and field goals in two of his first five seasons, picked up his only scoring title in his fourth year. He again leads the NBA in scoring with 29.8 points per game, total points with 2,086 and field goals with 707.

And the Cavs hold a comfortable position in the Eastern Conference standings, seven games in front of second-place Orlando with 10 games left in the regular season.

"If I really wanted to," James said, "if I really wanted to be the scoring [champion] every single year -- every single year -- I could really do it. But it doesn't matter."


NBA Nets President Insult Fanatic

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Brett Yormark

Along with the bad season that produced the New Jersey Nets, the team's image was tarnished after its chairman, Brett Yormark, shouted at a fan who had his face covered with a paper bag to symbolize the frustration at the poor season of the franchise.

Yormark left his seat at the IZOD Center in the second half of game the Nets lost 89-99 to the Miami Heat, and approached the fan covered with rude to shout.

According to the newspaper "Daily News", the amateur who is rebuked Yormark Chris Lisi, a resident of Middletown, New Jersey.

Lisi and later one of his friends told the newspaper that the president of the team they started with an exchange of words when asked why he had a bag over his face, to which Lisi said, "because the Nets are very good," then Yormark he shouted and left.

For his part, said through Yormack a statement that all he wanted was to express to the amateur who did not agree with the way he was showing his displeasure and opinion.

The Nets are 7-63 and extended a losing streak to 14 consecutive defeats in their field to the Heat, the worst in its history.

For the Nets was also their eighth straight win and are aimed at ending the season as the team with the worst record in NBA history.

The Nets have to win two of their last 12 games to avoid breaking the mark of the Philadelphia Sixers 9-73, which were imposed in 1972-73.


Belliard Retires from Licey

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Dominican Ronnie Belliard confirmed his decision to pull out of winter baseball from the Dominican Republic, where he played for 15 seasons with Tigres del Licey.

"It is a final decision," Belliard said. "I talked with my family, I informed the managers of Licey and I announced to my Facebook page," he added.

"Captain Blue" said to be devoted to seeing their children grow in winter. "My children have grown up without his father and it's time they take time. My decision was made before the start of last season," Belliard said.


Beckham Back to LA after Surgery

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David Beckham is back to his California home after surgery on Achilles tendon injury.

Beckham was seen on crutches while attending a training team Los Angeles Galaxy on Tuesday. He was also seen in Los Angeles during the week.

Beckham and his wife, Victoria, kept their children in school in California while the English soccer star was playing in Italy.

The midfielder's 34-year old broke his tendon playing for Italian club AC Milan this month.

He underwent surgery in Finland last week and is expected to remain out of action for about six months, perhaps forcing him to miss the entire season League Soccer (MLS).

Los Angeles opens the regular season Saturday night against the New England Revolution. The Galaxy came to the MLS Cup final last year.


Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Dominican Republic Could Have 2 World Boxing Champions the Same Day

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Dominican boxers Joan Guzman and Victor Cayó and began to attract the attention of the Dominican Republic to be able to acquire global belts paths.

Both boxers will perform in the two main fights a billboard to be held next Saturday at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, which is the main promoter Golden Boy, that former world champion regentea Oscar De La Hoya. For the world and will air on HBO.

This is unprecedented in the history of Dominican professional boxing because it is the first time that two fighters of the Dominican Republic will rise to the ring after world titles on the same day, on the same stage and in the context of the same card.

Cayó unbeaten in his career (24-0 with 16 knockouts) will try to snatch the title super lightweight World Boxing Association (WBA) to hard-hitting Argentine Marcos-El Chino-Maidana (27-1 . 26KOs), which will be the star bout of the evening in question.

Prior to this litigation, Joan Guzman hander also try to rise with the vacant lightweight belt from the International Boxing Federation (IBF), when they face South African Paulus Moses, who tied with a controversial lawsuit on 28 November last year in Quebec, Canada.

Unlike its rivals, the Dominicans are unbeaten in their careers, because Joan has record of 29-0, one draw and 17 knockouts.


Is Kaká Really Injured?

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Real Madrid coach Manuel Pellegrini on Wednesday sidestepped the controversy surrounding the ad shot by Kaka in the movements and gestures he made to finish despite being cut from the team due to injury.

Kaka, whose performance in the club Real Madrid is being questioned by some sectors, is trained outside the workforce due to a groin injury, but last Tuesday, recorded an ad that could be seen running movements with ball without major complications.

``If he does it is not authorized and able to do so. It's different to do that than to play a game,''said Chilean coach. `` I'm surprised or not bother me.''

Asked about the possible discomfort of some fans at the pictures of a soccer player injured in theory, Pellegrini avoided ruling.

``You can have different opinions. I have my opinion and I do keep it,''he said.

Pellegrini gave a press conference prior to facing league game on Thursday at Madrid and Getafe, where the expected target set retain Spanish league leader.

After the painful elimination in the knockout stages of the Champions League, the Chilean coach said he feels `` support''around the campus and receiving a total commitment of the players to win the league


Arenas Will be in Prison for 3 months

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Prosecutors based the case of NBA star Gilbert Arenas (Washington Wizards) asked the judge yesterday to three months imprisonment for having brought four guns to the Dallas team.

Meanwhile, the defense lawyer for Arenas, a player who is suspended by the NBA since last January and will not act again this season, asked in his final letter to the judge parole and community services for their client.

Both sides presented closing arguments today, three days before they are drawn to the final sentence on charges of possession of firearms without permit to keep them in a workplace. Arenas pleaded guilty.


Maradona Praises Messi

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Argentina's coach, Diego Maradona, said the star Lionel Messi "is maturing by leaps and bounds" for the World Cup in South Africa.

"I saw him fantastic, anxious and happy. Surely I will take from the owner as to (Javier) Mascherano," Maradona told reporters after meeting Tuesday night with his colleagues on the campus sports Ezeiza, in the outskirts of Buenos Aires.

The former national captain said that his recent stay in Europe for talks with Argentine players out "was very positive."

"I could talk to almost everyone, and if I could not went to court. The truth is that the guys are very plugged in, and are playing the World Cup," he added.

While in Spain the excellent Barca striker is praised by all, in Argentina hope the striker arrives in the same state as the next World Cup.

Messi is currently the top scorer in the Spanish league with 25 goals.

On May 24 the selection will play a friendly against Canada in Buenos Aires and as a farewell before leaving for South Africa.

Argentina is in Group B along with Nigeria, Greece and North Korea.


Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Dominican Golfers Will be Exalted

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Eight national sports figures will be inducted into
Dominican golf Hall of Fame during a grand ceremony to be held by the local Federation of that sport, before the beginning of the Champions Tour Cap Cana 2010, which will be held this weekend in the heavenly field Punta Espada, Punta Cana.

Rafael Canario, Fedogolf CEO, revealed that the exaltation ceremony will be held on Thursday at 5:30 pm at the facilities of the Punta Espada Golf & Country Club.

Canario said that the figures in immortality Fedogolf installed in Punta Cana are: Ramon Baez Romano, Juan Rafael Santoni Calero, Jack Furet, Antonio Najri Acra Ignacio Guerra Eugenio Abreu, Julio Jose Gamez Salinas,
Henry Montt Butler Tomei and Maximo Bonetti Burgos.



Dominican Swimmer Diaz Advice Youth


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The swimmer Marcos Diaz urged young athletes of school swimming Los Fenix from Santo Domingo to play sports with enthusiasm to build a sustainable future in values of discipline, order, respect and human solidarity to raise a family and a healthy and progressive
.

Diaz external these and other considerations while participating in a discussion: organized by the school, which operates in the aquatic complex of Juan Pablo Duarte Olympic Center under the direction of coach Ana Maria Peralta.

The ultra-distance swimmer and open water congratulated students and director Peralta for work training and development of swimmers and parents for supporting the school and their children.

"One of the great virtues of sport is the work being done every day with young athletes and their practical impact positively in all activities of his life," he stressed.



Pujols Injured?

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Dominican Albert Pujols underwent an MRI exam and received an anti-inflammatory injection yesterday after being taken off the Cardinals' lineup for their game against the Red Sox.

The Dominican suffers from stiffness in the lower back a few days ago.

The Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak said he underwent the MRI to see exactly where the shot put.

The official status of the National League MVP for 2009 is "day to day."

Pujols was removed from the Cardinals' lineup for their game against the Red Sox here, due to back stiffness.

Pujols was presented Monday to the stadium, but not included in the starting lineup, especially considering the rain in Florida in recent days. The Ruben Gotay was scheduled to play at first base instead of Pujols.


Messi 's Looking For Second Golden Ball

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Messi's Show continue to Osasuna on Wednesday.
Lionel Messi is offering a separate show in Barcelona matches and reaching a point just in superlative form for the World Cup.

The second consecutive hat-trick from Messi in the Spanish league on Sunday led Barcelona to a 4-2 away win against Zaragoza, and included a stunning both the Argentine, a work of art full of strength and quality.

Televisions repeat it over and over again, like forever trying to catch what was on the field as quick as a flash of brilliant.

A torn impossible studded midfield before clipping a defense impotent power, which the former football winger Gustavo Lopez, a commentator in a Spanish network, defined with the following sentence: "Sometimes on the Play Station or you can make those dribbles"
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Messi scored eight goals in three games, including triplets at Valencia and Zaragoza in the Spanish league and a duplet to Stuttgart in the Champions League.

The Argentine was unstoppable against Zaragoza and could have scored a fourth goal of having performed a criminal who committed to him at the end of the meeting, after another memorable play.

But throw it let his teammate Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who was stuck in a disastrous spell in which he could not score goals.

"Ibra" finally broke the spell and scored the fourth of his team, whose victory kept the tip of the Spanish league with Real Madrid shared.

Messi seems touched by a divine wand. He leads the Bundesliga scoring of the Spanish league with 25 goals and has 34 in total so far this season. In 15 games in 2010 has drilled the goal 18 times.

With only 22, is being compared to the greats of sport, including his compatriot Diego Maradona.

In Barcelona, many consider better than Maradona. Barca coach Pep Guardiola said that there are no adjectives to describe the gunner.

"It's so good it is impossible not to participate both in the game. For a time is one of the elect, "he said.

Messi's performances are so spectacular that Sunday to the Zaragoza fans applauded him at La Romareda.

Messi opened the scoring with a header and then scored a goal that he described as one of the best of his career.

He stopped on the way to several opponents with a short dribble into the area, sticking to one side to the other, until defined as a left-footed cross. The third goal was a left-footer from the edge of the area.

The mere presence of Messi and instilling fear in their rivals According to sports daily Marca, since the days of Maradona has not seen a player party rule as he is doing the little Argentine striker.

"I never saw Maradona, but rapidly. We leave on one side, on the other ... You can not stop you, "said coach Aurelio José Zaragoza Gay.

Barca striker Pedro Rodriguez was a little further. "Messi is better than Maradona," he said at a news conference.


Sunday, March 21, 2010

Mayweather and Mosley Accept Drug Testings

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Floyd Mayweather Jr. and welterweight champion Shane Mosley agree to submit to drug testing of Olympic standard for the fight of May 1 in Las Vegas, what they hope will become the new standard in boxing.

The representatives of both boxers met Thursday with Travis Tygart, the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA for its acronym in English) to discuss the program, which is broader than the tests that are currently under the jurisdiction of committees State athletics.

"This is one of the most important events I have seen in the sport of boxing and, if this introduced examinations Olympic style boxing, not only are we offered a great fight but will also have done things to be partners for all athletes" said Richard Schaefer of Golden Boy Promotions.

Mayweather and Mosley will be subject to an unlimited number of blood tests and urine without notice before and after the fight, and the results will be stored so that the USADA to examine them in the future.

The samples are tested for all substances now banned by WADA, including human growth hormone (HGH) and steroid designed on purpose as tetrahydrogestrinone (THG).

Most of the state athletic commissions examined only urine samples, which can not detect Tygart said at least four substances used to improve performance, including HGH.

"For the first time, we have professional athletes in the sport of boxing to come to us to implement an anti-doping program," Tygart said. "These athletes are brave in their position and desire to undergo the most stringent anti-doping standard.

Mayweather and Mosley met last weekend with leaders of the anti-doping agency to provide information on their whereabouts and receive information about testing.

Mayweather Olympic-style tests required as a condition to fight with Manny Pacquiao, he did not accept that the Filipino and derailed the negotiations would have been the biggest fight in years.


Oberkfell Will Coach Escogido Again

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Dominican Baseball champions Leones del Escogido announced Friday that Ken Oberkfell will return as manager of the club for the upcoming season of Dominican winter ball.

The staff of the red team met with
Oberkfell at the premises of the New York Mets in Port St. Lucie, at the start of an extensive tour of major league training to share with members of the organization that are scattered Arizona and Florida.

"It was an easy decision. Oberkfell returns as manager," said Moises Alou, general manager of Escogido. "Although not officially announced, he was hired."

Alou arrived at Tradition Field, accompanied by Vice President Jose Miguel Bonetti (executive), Luis Manuel Bonetti (marketing), Eduardo Najri (business) and Junior Noboa (baseball operations), assistant operations Rafael Mateo and other executives.

Hiring Oberkfell was almost automatic, after which he led Leones to win their first championship in dominican baseball since 1992, and later to be crowned kings of the Caribbean Series for the third time in its history.

Also, he was the Manager of the Year of the Dominican League.


"A winning manager is not changed," said Alou, son of legendary Felipe Alou, who managed the last Escogido team that celebrated with champagne after the end of a championship.

He led the capital team to win the regular season with 30-19 record, to second place in the playoff semifinals, and beat the Gigantes del Cibao in the ninth and final match of one of the most hotly contested final in the history of the national pastime Dominican.

Oberkfell, 53, is now preparing to lead the Buffalo Bisons, the branch of the Mets in the International League (Triple A). Last summer began and ended in a triple-A team as coach in Queens big.

Oberkfell played 16 seasons (1977-92) in the majors with St. Louis, Atlanta, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, Houston and California.

He began his career as manager in 1992 and in 2005 was named by Baseball America as Manager of the Year of all U.S. minor leagues.


Cabañas Leave Mexico

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Salvador Cabañas

The Paraguayan star Salvador Cabanas left Mexico on Saturday night to go to Argentina where he will continue his rehabilitation after being shot in the head almost two months.

Cabin Club America player was when he was shot on Jan. 25 at an exclusive bar in the south of Mexico City and had begun his rehabilitation at a special clinic in Mexico City.

`` Following the application of different studies to Salvador Cabanas and the request of the Paraguayan family to make the move to the clinic Fleni in Argentina, Dr. (Ernesto) determined that Salvador Martinez Duhart is able to travel to the Buenos Aires to continue with the third stage of recovery,''said the American in a statement late Saturday, shortly after take an overnight flight cabins.

Martinez Duhart was the doctor who operated and was responsible for serving the Paraguayan footballer, who on Friday last week gave an interview with the Televisa network in which he could be seen playing table tennis and which claimed to be prepared to follow his playing career, despite the bullet still lodged in his skull.

`` Salvador will leave Buenos Aires with his wife and Dr. Alfonso Diaz, head of medical services at the American club, who will continue the outstanding progress in health Salvador,''added the statement.

Cabanas was shot in an apparent argument about football. His alleged assailant has been identified as Jose Jorge Balderas, who has not been located by authorities.

Family cabins had expressed fears he suffered another attack.


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