Wednesday, June 30, 2010

New Book about dominican Boxing

With a remembrance of a historic battle in the Olympic lides between dominicans Pedro Julio Nolasco and Danilo Cabrera (Cuero Duro), which ended with a 3-2 vote and then a collective stoning leaders and forcing judges to slip below the ring;
José Oscar Fernandez started his new book called "Fists of Glory."

The book, which takes in 446 pages of the history of amateur Dominican boxing , was published by the Ministry of Sports, in a ceremony headed by the Minister Felipe Payano, who praised the new contribution of José Oscar Fernandez to sports literature in the Dominican Republic.

The veteran journalist said that the book presents the results of the boxers Dominicans in the official games (Central America and the Caribbean, Pan American, World and Olympic Games), as well as regional boxing tournament of the same levels.

Sports Minister considered the contribution of Fernández journalist as "a mandatory reference book for anyone who likes boxing", as with his first book "The twelve magnificent," which tells of Dominican basketball history and has been of great benefit to the discipline.

"I congratulate José Oscar Fernandez and ask other reporters that his colleagues have not yet written to encourage and follow in their footsteps ... there comes the help of sports literature, which I hope to see great contributions of all who want to leave a legacy for future generations.

"I announce here that more than 26 sports books ever written and have been sponsored by the Ministry will soon be in the Sports Museum of the Dominican Republic, as the people need to know the history of different sports and that the task of you, "forward Payano.

The immortal of Sport, and most successful Dominican world boxing champion, Leo Cruz, had words of praise for the book, as well as the National Boxing Commissioner, Franklin Nunez.

Capriati OK after Overdose

Former tennis star Jennifer Capriati was recovering Monday from an accidental overdose of a medicine that was prescribed, said family spokesman.

Capriati, 34, became the No. 1 worldwide in a career plagued by personal problems. He was in stable condition and is thought to be fully recovered, she said Wickline Lacey told The Associated Press. Wickline declined to identify the product in question.

Capriati was rushed to a South Florida hospital on Sunday morning, said Wickline, who was found not say how the former tennis player and who called the emergency services.

"In response to expressions of concern and support made by Jennifer fans and friends worldwide, we confirmed that Jen is recovering in a hospital in southern Florida from an accidental overdose of a drug prescribed by your doctor," said Wickline . "Capriati's family requests that their privacy be respected at this time. Nosotos will report any developments, "he said.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Pujols Won´t Go to HR Derby

Dominican Albert Pujols is declining to participate in the Home Run Derby at the All-Star Game this year.

The three-time NL MVP said Monday that it has participated three times and felt he could say no this time around. Pujols' comments first reported by FoxSports Midwest.

`` I'm not going to do it,''Pujols said. `` I do not care if they ask. I did it three times already and enjoyed it.

`` I do not feel like I want to do it this year, so it is.''

Pujols had 32 home runs and 87 RBIs in the game All-Star 2009 in St. Louis. He had 15 homers and 48 RBIs the rest of the season.

Pujols is batting .305 with 16 homers and 52 RBIs.

The All-Star Game is July 13 in Anaheim, California.

Brazil Vs. Holland: a boring Soccer game?
How distant seems the days of jogo bonito and Clockwork Orange.

Until recently, a duel between Brazil and the Netherlands was a guarantee of fireworks, a clash of two schools that prioritized the show over anything else.

Both teams are measured in the quarter-finals of the World Cup on Monday after sending Chile and Slovakia respectively. But this time will be a workers' party. Equipment quite narrow, with a machining football does not lift anyone out of their seats.

Dunga Brazil won a game disciplined, orderly, brand, reflecting the style that characterized him as a player. Netherlands abandoned the school of "total football" of the 70s and today prefer to win playing badly to lose playing well.

"Who said winning without playing well is worth?" Said coach Bert van Marwijk, who asks his players to take the ball and the opponent spaces shrink, not try to find the bow hand whenever they can.

"Before, everyone said that Holland played well but did not win anything. Now we're winning, "was justified Arjen Robben, who makes the only spark of good football in the orange team.

The last two times that were measured, Brazil overcame and eventually reached the final.

In the quarterfinals of the 1994 World Cup, the South Americans won 3-2 on a goal by Branco free kick nine minutes from the end of the match. It was the selection of Romario and Bebeto, authors of the other two goals, with a leader in midfield called Dunga.

MLB Will Reduce Steroids in Dominican Republic

The project with which the Major League Baseball (MLB) expects to reduce steroid use among Dominican prospects and opened with a group of 40 players "Julio 2" and although the agency has no plans to publish the results so far, DL received information that a high percentage of assessed tested positive.

According to baseball industry source who requested the omission of their names, between 16 and 21 players (40-52%) of those tested failed the doping test, but, if true, MLB has no plans to stop them.

Sandy Alderson, MLB manager for Latin American affairs, told DL could not comment on the results, that such information is confidential and that they have been revealed to the prospects, their parents or guardians and representatives of teams that have shown interest in such players.

If a young man tested positive in doping tests can not be suspended because they are not contracted, but its market value decreases.

The project envisages that by next year all aspire prospectus to be signed for professionalism must register with the MLB office in the country with his fingerprints in the first six months of the year. Their number to be tested for doping has not been determined.

Alderson revealed that in the United States about 250 prospects each year undergo doping tests.

As of July 2, the prospects that met 16 years in 2010 may be signed and it is expected that several of these bonds will exceed six figures, including Wilmer Romero, and Elvis Esteilon Peguero Sanchez.(Diario Libre)

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Hanescu is Fined
LONDON (AP) .- The Romanian Victor Hanescu tennis has been fined $ 7,500 for spitting in the direction of some spectators who rebuked him during his match against Daniel Brands.

The Romanian, who had let slip a two-set lead, he lost patience last night and appeared to spit towards audience before losing a service apparently deliberately leaving the field with the pretext that he had injured his leg.

Initially it was rumored that perhaps the punishment consisted in forbidding to come to Wimbledon next year, but eventually fined for unsportsmanlike conduct and for not trying to conclude the match.

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Dominican Republic Won USA in Volleyball

Dominican Republic returned from a partial down and played a spectacular volley to beat USA 3-1 (22-25, 25-23, 25-22, 25-16) advancing to match the gold medal in the Women's Pan American Cup third consecutive year.

Prisilla Dominican Rivera led four double-digit scoring with 20 points while Annerys Vargas, Altagracia Eve Lisvel Mambrú and compiled 15, 14 and 12 points respectively. The Americans Jordan Larson and Foluke Akiradewo had 12 points each for the defeated side.

"Today we played as a team and follow the instructions with discipline," said Captain Dominican Milagros Cabral. "We really came ready to play five sets because it is always a battle between these two teams. Reaching the finals was one of our goals and we succeeded.

Marcos Kwiek, Dominican manager said: "Of all the tournaments I've been leading the Dominican team that has been our worst, but today we had our best game of the competition.

We came prepared to play five sets against a U.S. team hard and have been working hard for several months. "

U.S. captain Nancy Metcalf said: "Their defense was impressive. Our team needs to improve and play the kind of game we've been practicing for many months. "

Capello Won't Resign England

Italian Fabio Capello came under heavy pressure after the 0-0 draw with Algeria left England's hopes of reaching the second round in doubt, but they put in a much-improved perfomance against Slovenia to book a clash with Germany.

The embarrassing defeat on Sunday, though, will prompt further calls for the Italian to leave yet, while he has confirmed he will seek a meeting with the Football Association, it appears he has no intention of walking away.

"I want to speak with the chairman and then decide my future. I need to know whether the FA have confidence in me or not," he said. Asked if he would resign, he replied: "Absolutely not."

He added: "When you lose, the manager gets criticised. We didn't play too badly in the first game against USA, just made a big mistake. We played a bad game against Algeria but we played well against Slovenia. Today, if the referee had whistled for the goal, it would have been different. It was too big a mistake."

Captain Steven Gerrard said: "I'm sure Fabio will stay and he'll address his own situation very soon. I don't know when. Personally I'd like him to stay as I think he's a fantastic manager but that's my opinion."

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp badded: "This guy is good, he has a great record and I think we have to look at the whole thing. I have confidence in him. It's not time to chop and change."

Mexico Fail Again in World Soccer Cup

Controversy reigned again at Soccer City as Carlos Tevez's opener for Argentina against Mexico was yards offside. However, after Gonzalo Higuain's second, no-one could argue with his rocket shot that put Argentina three up before Javier Hernandez hit back with his own stunner.

Mexico Lost 3-1 against the argentines.

On a day to forget for match officials, the Manchester City striker benefited from an offside decision blunder that was so blatant it ranked alongside the one that denied Frank Lampard in the England game four hours previously.

That went to extra time but once again Javier Aguirre's men showed themselves to be a classy but unfortunate outfit.

Two incidents within the opening 10 minutes had Argentinian hearts in mouths. First Carlos Salcido crashed in a thunderous drive from 30 yards that Sergio Romero just touched onto the crossbar, then an equally terrific strike by Andres Guardado whisked agonisingly past the post.

For Argentina, Messi, still looking for his first goal of the tournament, had two efforts from similar positions on the left of the area, but one was blocked and the other easily held by Oscar Perez.

Messi should perhaps have passed to an unmarked team-mate - maybe that elusive goal was haunting him.

Hernandez, who increasingly looks an astute signing by Sir Alex Ferguson, turned away from his marker and slammed a shot wide but then came Tevez's offside goal and Mexico lost their heads.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Africans a Failure in World Cup

This should be the World Cup in Africa, not only for being the first to be held on this continent but also the hope that their equipment could play well.

Instead, it has been a big disappointment for the African teams.

Explanations abound, and some may be true. The lack of depth of selections, the weak youth development programs, organisms that lack of professionals worldwide, and relied more on foreign coaches hired for the World Cup short period.

The reality is that six African teams at the World Cup _ the most has had flashes of brilliance were continente_ and determination, but collectively they could not close the gap with Europe and South America.

Ghana barely survived in their group to progress to the knockout stage and confront the United States.
But South Africa, Nigeria, Cameroon and Algeria were eliminated and the Ivory Coast will join them unless the Friday to overcome a handicap of nine goals.

The big jump at the World Cup African has been simmering since Cameroon's performance in 1990, when the charismatic 38-year striker Roger Milla led the "Indomitable Lions'' to the quarterfinals, defeating Argentina in the road.

But this remains a milestone of Africa, no other team has matched that achievement in the last two decades. This year, the talented Nigeria lost to Greece, due in part to the red card for a silly Sani Kaita missing, and then could only draw with South Korea when needed.

Pedro is Demanding for his Return

Dominican pitcher Pedro Martinez said he needs a team that meets a very rigid variables, although it could conjugate the formula as happened last year with Philadelphia.

The three main conditions to sign with a team are: (1) high probability of making the playoffs, (2) opportunity to pitch as a starter, (3) wage.

"I was hoping to go to the World Series and spend another season in the big leagues," Martinez said. "If you do not get the right equipment, if not get the right offer, if not get the right position so I can go and play, it becomes really difficult."

The Phillies and Dodgers have Pedro folder.

Dominican Boxer Díaz Will Fight Against in Filadelfia

The Olympic champion in the 64 kilos, the Dominican Felix Diaz will be his biggest challenge in his professional career when measured on 14th July to undefeated American fighter Emmanuel Taylor at the Philadelphia Arena.

Diaz, the only fighter of the American continent to win Gold Medal at the last Games of Beijing 2008, will head to Taylor, who owns a record paid eight fights, seven of them for the knockout.

The Dominican is also immaculate with a 5-0 record, three before the limit, since he entered the professional end of June 2009.

"We are aware that this is the most dangerous match in the young career of the Dominican champion Pedro Luis ñdijo Díaz coach, but every time the level goes up rivals and we are delighted to be so for this phenomenon, this boy be valued at its true size throughout the world, because this is a great fighter throughout Latin America. "

For his part, the first Olympic boxing champion Dominican Taylor said will be a rival, like all others.

"Do not look at the records of my opponents or their names, I climb into the ring to do my job because they all go in the hope of defeating the Olympic champion, the lottery prize is to win fame to jump to catch an Olympic champion; I prepare so hard to not have mer

Wizards Chose First NBA pick

The Washington Wizards opened the NBA draft yesterday Thursday by electing John Wall to quickly rebuild their defense.

The player of the year by the Southeastern Conference is the first Kentucky basketball player in history to be elected first.

He will
go to a Washington team that expected rebound after a disastrous season that included a suspension of Gilbert Arenas the rest of the campaign to get weapons at his locker.

Wall could replace Arenas as the Wizards' playmaker, or maybe play with him on a defense that scored many points.

Wall was elected shortly after a person familiar with the deal told that Chicago Bulls have agreed to swap the Wizards veteran guard Kirk Hinrich and the 17th.Hinrich is an effective defense veteran who could help in the transition from Wall to the NBA.

Also reported that Portland Trail Blazers had canceled a general manager Kevin Pritchard.

After his name was announced at the beginning of the ceremony, Wall hugged his family and donned a cap with the Wizards before taking the stage to shake hands with commissioner David Stern.

The Philadelphia Sixers made the second choice, Evan Turner, Ohio State and national player of the year. To Sixers fans who attended the Madison Square Garden liked the team's decision and cheered loudly? "Evan Turner! ? Evan Turner! ".

New Jersey Nets were the third choice, keeping the front of the Georgia Tech Derrick Favors After Minnesota took the forward Wesley Johnson of Syracuse, who had been under the radar of the Nets.

The forward DeMarcus Cousins, also trained at the University of Kentucky, was elected with the number five by the Sacramento Kings.

Golden State Warriors decided by forward Ekpe Udoh, Baylor, to choose the six numbers drawn.

While another big man, center Greg Monroe, formed with the Georgetown Hoyas, was preferred by the Detroit Pistons with the number seven.

Los Angeles Clippers used the right to select the number eight forward Al-Farouq Aminu, the Wake Forest University.

Another revelation forward last college season, Gordon Hayward, of Butler, was elected with the number nine for the Jazz in Utah.

The Indiana Pacers, who had no pressure to select a player of his homeland, decided with the number 10 by forward Paul George, University of Fresno State.

The following selections, the New Orleans Hornets were decided with the number 11 for center Cole Aldrich made at the University of Kansas.

The Hornets have agreed to switch to Aldrich and veteran shooter Morris Peterson to Oklahoma City for the selections of the Thunders, the number 21 (Craig Brackis, front of Iowa State) and the number 26 (Quincy Pondexter, a swingman from Washington).

1. Washington John Wall, g, Kentucky.

2. Philadelphia Evan Turner, g, Ohio State.

3. NJ, Derrick Favors, f, Georgia Tech

4. Minnesota, Wesley Johnson, f, Syracuse.

5. Sacramento, DeMarcus Cousins, f, Kentucky.

6. Golden State, Ekpe Udoh, c, Baylor.

7. Detroit, Greg Monroe, f, Georgetown.

8. L.A. Clippers, Al-Farouq Aminu, f, Wake Forest.

9. Utah (from New York to Phoenix), Gordon Hayward, f, Butler.

10. Indiana, Paul George, f, Fresno State.

11. New Orleans, Cole Aldrich, c, Kansas.

12. Memphis, Xavier Henry, g, Kansas.

13. Toronto, Ed Davis, f, North Carolina.

14. Houston, Patrick Patterson, c, Kentucky.

15. Milwaukee (from Chicago), Larry Sanders, fc, Virginia Commonwealth.

16. Minnesota (from Denver to Charlotte), Luke Babbitt, f, Nevada.

17. Chicago (from Milwaukee), Kevin Seraphin, fc, Cholet (France).

18. Oklahoma City (Miami), Eric Bledsoe, g, Kentucky.

19. Boston, Avery Bradley, g, TX.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Dominican Republic Won Canada in Volleyball Championship

The sextet of women's volleyball won the Dominican Republic to Canada 3-1 (23-25, 25-20, 25-23, 25-14) to rank second in Group A with 3-1 mark Women's Volleyball Pan American Cup.

The Dominican Jeoselyna Rodriguez came off the bench to lead his team with 15 points. Four other classmates finished in double figures as Prisilla Rivera, Annerys Vargas, Eve and Milagros Cabral Lisvel contributed 14, 13, 12 and 10 points respectively. Canada's Sarah Pavan was the top scorer with 17 points, while Tammy and Tonya Mokelki Mahon scored 13 and 11 points.

"Canada was a tough team, we took a very long, play well and have very good athletes in addition to blocking high, that's the kind of opponent we needed to prepare to face the next round in which we encounter perhaps the United States, for example , with teams with good blocking and good defense, "said Marcos Kwiek, leader of the Dominican Republic.

The national set of female volleyball measured at seven Tijuana night (10 pm local time) the combination of Puerto Rico in the quarterfinals of the Pan Am Volleyball Cup IX.
For his part, Milagros Cabral said the game together was the key.

Henry Meets French President

French President, Nicolas Sarkozy, received today at the Elysee Palace striker of the French football team, Thierry Henry, after the team's elimination in the first round of the World Cup.

"Public opinion demands that we arrange everything," said the French president, adding: "We must start from scratch."

Mr Sarkozy canceled a planned meeting with humanitarian organizations to receive and even changed a meeting with Swiss President, Doris Leuthart, to welcome the Footballer of 32, who only played in the last match against South Africa and for less than an hour.

The players of French team arrived this morning at Le Bourget airport, north of Paris, protected by a large security deployment, the presence of many journalists and small audiences, reported DPA news agency.

Henry went immediately into an official car at the Elysee Palace, where he entered through a side door, away from reporters and photographers waiting in front of the main gate of the presidential headquarters, near the Place de la Concorde, in the heart of Paris.

The meeting between Sarkozy and Henry was "private" sources said the French presidency, although it is known that they analyzed the performance of the French team, eliminated in first round in the middle of disputes between players and coach.

Sarkozy also addressed the failure of football with his prime minister, François Fillon, the Sports Minister Roselyne Bachelot, and Secretary of State for Sport, Rama Yade.

Henry, with 123 games with the "Bleus" 'and 51 goals, participated in two of the three games played by France in South Africa as a substituter.

Volquez Almost Ready

Dominican Edinson Volquez, who was operated with his right elbow wrapped in bandages, collapsed in a chair and smiled a tired smile on her face.

Less than 11 months after Tommy John surgery will be performed in which a ligament is replaced by another, the right-hander from the Cincinnati Reds believe they are just a few days after returning to the majors. `` At the moment I feel great on the mound,''he said. `` My arm is ready.''

And it certainly was well at times on Wednesday when he stepped over to return to the surprising Reds after pitching five strong innings for the Louisville Bats, a subsidiary of Cincinnati in the league Triple A.

Italy Out of South Africa

Italy's Antonio Di Natale (centre) stands dejected after conceding  their second goal as Slovakia players celebrate

Champions Italy crashed out of the World Cup as first-time qualifiers Slovakia booked a surprising place in the second round after an epic game at Ellis Park.

Robert Vittek's brace put Slovakia in control but Antonio Di Natale halved the deficit and Fabio Quagliarella looked like he had levelled it at 2-2, but an offside decision went against him.Substitute Kamil Kopunek made it 3-1 to Slovakia before Quagliarella's brilliant lob gave Italy fleeting hope, but they could not find a third to save their skins as they joined fellow 2006 finalists France in sinking out of the tournament at the first hurdle.

Italy started positively enough with Di Natale's volley almost catching out Slovakia goalkeeper Jan Mucha inside the first 30 seconds. Vincenzo Iaquinta then dragged a shot well wide after good link-up play with Di Natale before Napoli midfielder Marek Hamsik, Slovakia's star man and captain, miscued a volley after the ball was flicked on to him by Vittek.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Villanueva Charged with Domestic Violence

TORONTO (AP) - Detroit Pistons forward dominican Charlie Villanueva faces charges of domestic assault after an incident on 19 May in the Canadian city of Burlington, Ontario.

Villanueva, 25, was released by the Halton Regional Police under the promise to appear in court on July 9. The applicant's name was not released Tuesday, there was not more details about the incident.

His lawyer said Villanueva Owen Wigderson "denies all allegations of having committed any crime, and am very confident he will be exonerated."

Villanueva has played five NBA seasons with three different teams since the Toronto Raptors selected him in the first round. Last year he played his first season with the Pistons team he was hired as a free agent after three years with the Milwaukee Bucks.

Dominican Swimmer Díaz Got his Goals

Deep diving is one of the biggest fears of human beings. However, since age six Marcos Diaz has ignored that.

And now, Diaz I engaged in a great project "Swim of the Continents" which transcends the boundaries sports and achieving the millennium development goals, making four trips around the world.

These began last May, when he connected with Asia Pacific, Asia to Africa recently.

The third voyage was made in July and will consist in linking Africa with Europe, and the last one in August which will link Europe and America. Later in the headquarters of the United Nations will commemorate the 10th anniversary of the signing of these objectives.

Ultradistance Dominican champion in open water, Marcos Diaz, said he has enjoyed the first two cruises, but faced little difficulty reaching their destination, especially in the first, but ultimately were erased with the welcome he gave the public you receive it.

"Those were the most pleasant surprises, the support of the people and media in Papua and Indonesia took up this project and their reasons," he said during a press conference held at Hotel Ambassador.

These adventures are particular in that the protagonist is not only Marcos Diaz, but the tricolor flag that will fly around the world, which is a greater responsibility for the Dominican athlete.

"That gives me extra motivation to do things the best way possible," said Diaz, who in 2004 became the first Dominican to cross the Channel, with a time of nine hours, 56 minutes and 33 seconds .

For Honorary Ambassador of Goodwill, Marcos Diaz, this is the biggest challenge in his career, which brought up the name of the Dominican Republic at the national and international events it has participated.

Diaz said his greatest satisfactions is when they get to places to work jointly with the United Nations in schools, universities, youth forums, which deplete a busy schedule of social work.

"I was glad when we visited one of those sites, and someone approached me and told me to swim through for us", he said.

These achievements put the country into the limelight, when social work is thus challenging the sea, choppy waters and sacrificing his life, Diaz has led north the good of humanity.

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