Saturday, July 31, 2010

A-Rod Doesn´t Want Rangers´s Sale

Alex Rodriguez filed an objection from the auctioning of the Texas Rangers to be held next week, considering that he and other players may not receive the millions of dollars owed to them.

The Rangers will be 24.9 million in deferred payments for six years after it was sold to the New York Yankees and is the largest creditor in the bankruptcy case of the team.

Rodriguez's concerns will not be a problem if the team is sold to group led by former pitcher Nolan Ryan and attorney Chuck Greenberg, who are the preferred bidders for the majors. Its bid includes $ 575 million 204 million owed to A-Rod and other creditors.

But under the procedures set for the auction on Wednesday, other potential buyers can decide which provisions to include in their bids.

"Rodriguez filed this objection limited due to potential uncertainty" resulting from the plans of other bidders, his lawyer Joseph Wielebinski wrote in a motion filed Wednesday.

In another motion filed this week, the union for major league baseball said he supports the sale of the Rangers as long as the new owner pays the debts to the past and present players of the team.

"Right now we have no reason to doubt that any of the potential buyers are considering something else, but we need to preserve the rights of players," said union attorney David Prouty.

The team filed for bankruptcy in May with a plan to pay $ 75 million to creditors and sell the club to a group of Greenberg-Ryan, but the deal was stalled by the hassle of creditors, who argued on several occasions that Ryan Greenberg offer was the highest and requested an auction, which was approved by the judge.

Dominican Swimmer Díaz Reached Africa and Europe

The ultra distance swimmer Marcos Diaz was able to unite Europe to Africa swim through the Strait of Gibraltar in a total time of 2 hours 41 minutes beating the expectation that the team had.

"It was a very special journey, not anticipated or sought a swim fast, but we maintain a very fast pace and scored one of the best brands in the Straits," Diaz said after swimming yesterday.

Diaz spoke of the good work done by the technical team and the strategies set for swimming.

"The team was managed so incredible, marked a great route and a perfect strategy, I just turned the command of the team." Coach Augusto Garcia said that there were changes in the route to be traced due to climatic conditions present in the journey.

"Although originally the swim was to take place in Morocco to Spain in the last minute had to change the source of very dense fog swim to the coast of Morocco, which forced us to leave Tarifa" said coach Augusto García , to reach Diaz.

He also highlighted the speed at which completed the journey Diaz completed the third crossing of the Continents Swim project, with the Organization of the United Nations, seeking to highlight the values.

"Although the main objective was to unite the continents, we had the opportunity to run a swim really fast, which was made 20 minutes less than the brand that we had registered for this swim in 2005," Garcia said.

With this trip the Dominican athlete meets the third stage of the Swim of the Continents and directs its target in the Bering Strait, where Europe will join with America for the fourth voyage to the end of next August.

Diaz was received in Tarifa with a large crowd that the gesture support and celebration of Dominican swimmer and his desire to promote a global scale the importance of fulfilling the Millennium Development Goals by all nations of the world, part of the activities of Dominican outstanding athlete.

Condons at Mayaguez

While Mexico continues adding golds in the XXI Central American and Caribbean Games Mayagüez-2010, the issue of condoms and other debris found in the Central Villa yesterday that garnered more interest in sports scores.

The mainstream media in Puerto Rico was echoed by an inspection in the Central Village, following floods triggered by heavy downpours fallen these days, and in which about 1,000 were found condoms and other solid waste clogging the pipes drain.

"Condoms in bulk in the Village", an article yesterday titled newspaper Primera Hora, Puerto Rico.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Fabregas Won't Leave Arsenal

LONDON (Reuters) -- Arsenal has no intention of selling captain Cesc Fabregas manager Arsene Wenger said on Wednesday dismissing Barcelona's repeated approaches for the Spain midfielder as "transfer noise."

Barca have openly courted the 23-year-old and according to media reports in Britain and Spain made a $45.17 million bid last month to take the World Cup winner back to the Nou Camp where he played as a youth.

After Spain was crowned world champions earlier this month, Fabregas' celebrating team mates forced a Barcelona shirt over his shoulders on their return home but that looks to be as close as he will get to wearing one in the forseeable future.

"It is only noise. In our job we have to deal with what we can master. What we cannot influence is not to worry about," Wenger told Arsenal's website (

"He is a very important player for us, he is our captain and we have worked very hard (for him) to be the future of our team and that is why we are always adamant about not letting him go."

Fabregas has five years left on his contract and Arsenal have refused to open any negotiations with Barca over a sale.

He joined the Premier League club as a 16-year-old in 2003 and has made a total of 267 appearances scoring 48 goals.

Strasburg's shoulder is not damaged

An MRI revealed no damage in the shoulder of Nationals' star rookie pitcher Stephen Strasburg. Washington will monitor him closely and see how he responds. It's uncertain how long he'll be out.

Strasburg, the Nats rookie phenom who has electrified baseball since making his major league debut on June 8, was scratched from what would have been the 10th start of his career on Monday night just minutes before he was to take the mound against against the Braves in D.C. He said he had trouble getting loose in the bullpen while warming up and the Nats chose to start Miguel Batista instead.

Strasburg, who turned 22 last week, has gone 5-2 with a 2.32 ERA and 75 strikeouts against just 15 walks in 54 1/3 innings pitched. The Nationals, who selected Strasburg with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2009 draft, have been carefully watching his workload this season. (SI.COM)

No more Maradona

The Argentine Football Association (AFA) will not renew the contract of Diego Armando Maradona as national team coach, said Tuesday a UN spokesman.

The decision was taken without a vote and unanimously in plenary session of the executive committee of the AFA, Ernesto Cherquis Bialo explained in a press conference expected in delaying an announcement for weeks, said BBC correspondent in Buenos Aires, Valeria Perasso.

The spokesman spoke of "great pain" among soccer officials for the decision and said the door remains open for Maradona "in future circumstances."

According to our correspondent, could not hide the gap that had opened between the leadership and the former star. Just a few hours, Maradona predicted it would not accept the imposition of changes to his team during a radio interview, the first given after South Africa.

It said: "If I touch a stagehand, I'm leaving" no room for negotiation, said Perasso.

Maradona coach took over in November 2008 after the resignation Alfio Basile.

The future of former Argentine star as technical director (TD) remained uncertain after Argentina's defeat against Germany, 4-0, in the quarterfinals of the FIFA World Cup South Africa 2010.

Dominican Republic Won more than 105 medals

The goal of the Dominican Republic to reach 105 medals and was overcome. As of yesterday, the country won 11 medals more to reach 108.

In all, 23 gold, 28 silver and 57 bronze.

The Olympic gold medalist in the 400 meter hurdles in Athens in 2004, Felix Sanchez failed to win a medal in his trial to be in fourth place with a time of 50:08.

Won the Jamaican Green Lefort, surprising everyone with a time of 48:47. The local Culson Javier stayed in second in something unexpected to the Puerto Ricans, it was the favorite to take the test.

The name brighter yesterday was that of Gabriel Garcia, Olympic wrestler in 60 kg free mode of 19 years of age, gave yesterday to the Dominican Republic the gold medal number 23 of the Central American and Caribbean Games, defeating Nelson Garcia, Colombia.

While in the 98 kilos, dominican Manuel Simon fell to a Venezuelan to stay with the silver medal. Another gave Isidro silver Alexis, Bayaguana.

In athletics, dominican Fresa Nuñez, won a silver medal in the javelin, with a score of 53.77 detiro.

The cyclist Jorge Perez won a silver medal yesterday listed 25 to RD.

The baseball team defeated Nicaragua and is today the gold medal against Mexico.

The win yesterday was coming from behind.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Five dominican players suspended for steroids

Five players from the Dominican Summer League received suspensions of 50 games each Monday after testing positive for steroids tested for, while the Dodgers outfielder Prentice Redman was suspended for one hundred games.

Redman tested positive a second time on an analysis of an amphetamine detector prohibited by doping program from the minors.

The suspended players included three Milwaukee: Cequea Allixon third baseman, outfielder and pitcher Salaya Erickson Leonard Lorenzo. The first two were identified as Lorenzo nandrolone metabolites, a metabolite of Boldenone.

The other two are punished Detroit pitcher Jose Valdez (noldenona too) and Oakland pitcher Leudis Benzant (metabolites of stanozolol).

This year, minor league players have been suspended sixty. The pitcher Edinson Volquez of Cincinnati was suspended by the biggest anti-doping program.

Redman, 30, is batting .332 with 10 homers and 41 RBIs in 61 games for the team from Triple-A Albuquerque.

Chosen at the tenth round of the 1999 draft by the Mets, Redman played 15 games in New York in 2003, but later went through several minor league teams. He received a 50-game suspension on 25 June and the new penalty will begin when that ends.

Contador Won Tour de France

Taking the post as the new boss of cycling, declared yesterday Alberto Contador Tour de France for the third time.

At just 27 years, Spanish Contador completed processing the last stage, a journey between Longjumeau to the Champs Elysees in the French capital, to capture his third title in four editions.

Contador hugs distributed among his teammates, who chanted "Ole, Ole, Ole, Ole" in the famous French track, where thousands of fans came to cheer the riders.

"I am very happy after having achieved the goal," said Contador. "I trained in an incredible way and is a huge release after the pressure and tension that I had."

The victory of Contador, who did not win any of the 20 stages, had been sealed on the eve when he managed to fend off his main rival, Andy Schleck of Luxembourg, in the time trial on Saturday.

Schleck finished second in the standings, 39 seconds of Contador, leader of the day. The podium was completed by Russian Denis Menchov.

Garza Pitches First No Hitter in Tampa's History

Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Matt Garza threw the first no-hitter in franchise history on Monday in a 5-0 home victory over the Detroit Tigers.

Detroit's Ramon Santiago flew out to Tampa Bay right-fielder Ben Zobrist for the final out at Tropicana Field, sending Rays teammates to the mound to mob Garza.

Garza (11-5) faced the minimum number of batters, 27. He yielded a one-out walk in the second, a baserunner who then got caught in a double play.

The right-hander struck out six batters.

The game was scoreless until the bottom of the sixth when Tampa Bay loaded the bases, with Matt Joyce hitting a grand slam.

Carl Crawford had a solo shot in the eighth for the Rays.

It is the fifth no-hitter of the baseball season, with Tampa Bay on the wrong end of two of those.

The modern record is seven in a season, in both 1990 and 1991. There were eight no-hitters in 1884. (CBCSPORTS)

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Ubaldo Lost Again

Jimmy Rollins drove in three runs Saturday and Raul Ibanez homered and the Philadelphia Phillies will Ubaldo Jimenez handed to one of the worst defeats of his career to win 10-2 to the Colorado Rockies.

Kyle Kendrick (6-4) returned from his stay in Triple-A Lehigh Valley and gave up one run and seven hits in seven innings for Philadelphia.

The Dominican Jimenez (15-2) allowed six runs and three hits in two innings.

Ryan Howard had two RBIs, while Placido Polanco and Jayson Werth had a pair of hits for the Phillies, who have won three straight and seems to be emerging from its recent slump on offense.

Rollins and Howard both had triples in the seventh inning, where the Phillies scored seven runs. For the Phillies, Placido Polanco 4-2 with two runs scored.

Morales Won´t Rule Bolivian Soccer

The president of Bolivia, Evo Morales, denied Saturday that his government will intervene in his country's football to address the crisis faced by their institutions.

While his Deputy Sports Minister, former international footballer Miguel Angel Rimba, had stated the possibility of intervention, Morales flatly refused to go to.

"We will not intervene, but we are entitled to say something for us to improve Bolivian football," he said.

The election of the new directory Bolivian Football Federation (FBF) this weekend has led to a crisis within the institution because of the growing dispute between its leaders.

In this sense, the Bolivian government threatened intervention, what FIFA said on Friday that, if produced, would have "consequences in terms of sanctions" in football in the country.

Deputy Rimba, after hearing the position of the international body FIFA branded "mafia of international sport", so that the statements of Morales intended to reduce the tension within the Bolivian football.

Bolivian President, however, asked to suspend the elections for the change in leadership in the FBF, and working with "unity and integration" to improve Bolivian football.

Morales advocates a change at the head of the federation, since in his opinion "it is not possible that some leaders are so many years of leadership and football do not change or improve it."

In this election, Carlos Chavez seeks re-election, but the two chairmen of the top clubs in Bolivia, Guido Loayza (Bolivar) and Sergio Asbún (The Strongest) also appear in the pool.

Several associations of football in the country, headed by former captain and current city councilman, Julio Cesar Baldivieso, this week began a hunger strike to demand a renewal of the charges.

Morales, football enthusiasts, recalled that for more than a decade no team has managed to move from Bolivia the first phase of an international tournament, and even dared to joke about it.

"Teams that qualify for the Copa Libertadores, are like Patzi, ranging from treetop to treetop doing crap, and never fall," he snapped, referring to his former education minister, Felix Patzi, who was arrested for driving drunk when running for governor of La Paz.

Morales acquitted of these poor seasons the players, and said the crisis in the national football because of "fighting" between the leaders who "live the sport, and not for sport."

The only joy that the Bolivian gave their fans left with their qualification for the 1994 World Cup in the United States. In the recent South American qualifiers for the championship of South Africa, Bolivia could not pass the penultimate position. (ESPN DEPORTES)

Bryant Had Surgery

The guard of the champions of the NBA, LA Lakers, Kobe Bryant, had surgery last week in his right knee in September and will be able to start the preseason, said the franchise angelina in a statement.

"We announce that Kobe Bryant recently underwent surgery on his right knee. The successful surgical procedure was performed last week, posting the franchise.

Operated in the same joint in 2003 and 2006, Bryant did this year's fifth league title in the last two in a row, when he received the distinction of Most Valuable final.

"Now Bryant is in the rehabilitation stage and is expected to be recovered before the start of the September 25 training camp for the Lakers," said the note.

Born August 23, 1978, Bryant took twelfth place among the top scorers in NBA history with 25 790.

Bryant has played 12 All-Star Game, and twice leading scorer in the league.

Dominican Republic Won Gold in Bowling

The delegation of the Dominican Republic is bathed in gold on a day which won five gold medals out of 14 obtained yesterday met the seventh round of the Central American and Caribbean Games which take place here.

With this feat, representing the fourth Dominican moved to Puerto Rico, in the overall medals table. Until last night, Dominicans had totaled 74 medals when it is just half of the event.

These include 19 gold, 14 silver and 41 bronze. Puerto Rico has 14 gold medals, 25 silver and 41 bronze, totaling 80.

The sport of karate athletes led the harvest, when they reached five medals (two gold, one silver and two bronze) while cycling won one gold, one silver and one bronze, for a total of five table tennis annexed its first two medals, including one gold and one bronze, while the bowling was a fight won gold and one silver and two bronze.

The two karate gold medals were won by Ana and Gustavo Montilla Dionisio, while gold was obtained by cycling Augusto Sanchez, table tennis was won by the team of Lin Ju, Juan Vila jr. and Emil Santos, gold bowling was José Miguel Estrada.

The silver medal went cycling team (Augusto Sanchez, and Rafael Tavera Norlandy Wilmi Merán and Gil Santana).

Deivis Ferreras, karate was also won a silver medal, just like Hansel Mercedes struggle.

The bronze medals were the women's cycling team, the women's team table tennis (Eva Brito, Wu Xue, Johenny Lucia Valdez and Mars). They also won a bronze medal in July Jesurrun and Hansel Ramirez, both Greco, Ana Karina Villanueva and Diaz, karate.

Today Dominican Republic has also secured medals in various disciplines, such as racquetball, handball female softball masculine, among others. (LISTIN DIARIO)

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Menezes confirmed new coach of Brazil

Mano Menezes became the new coach of the Brazil national team on Saturday, one day after first choice Muricy Ramalho turned down the job because of his contract with Fluminense.

Menezes has been coaching Corinthians but will now replace Dunga, who was fired days after Brazil lost to the Netherlands in the World Cup quarterfinals in South Africa.

Menezes will coach the team through to the 2014 World Cup, which will take place in Brazil for the first time since 1950.

"I am here today in front of all of Brazil to say that I have agreed with satisfaction and pride to coach the national team," Menezes told a news conference. "I have a habit of accepting important invitations, for they are always major challenges. I have always dreamed of one day becoming the national team's coach, and that day came sooner than I expected."

The news conference was briefly interrupted when a group of Corinthians players, including Ronaldo and Roberto Carlos, barged in to congratulate and embrace Menezes.

Corinthians president Andres Sanchez released Menezes from his contract to take up the role.

"I am not one to stand in the way of a professional advancing in his career," Sanchez said. "I would never do anything to destroy the dreams of a human being, especially one like Mano, who has helped our team so much."

The Brazilian Football Federation said Friday in a statement that Menezes had earned respect for his work at Brazilian clubs Gremio and Corinthians in which he had shown a desire to promote young talents.

Menezes led Corinthians to the Brazilian Cup title last year after helping the club return to the first division following relegation in 2007. He also brought Gremio back into the first division in 2005. In 2007, he led the team to a runner-up finish in the Copa Libertadores, Latin America's top club competition.

On Monday, Menezes will announce the Brazilian squad for the Aug. 10 friendly against the United States in New Jersey.

Other names touted for the position had included World Cup winner Luiz Felipe Scolari and former Real Madrid coach Vanderlei Luxemburgo.

Scolari led Brazil to the World Cup title in 2002 and is a favorite of the fans, but he recently signed a two-year contract to coach four-time Brazilian champion Palmeiras and had hinted he would not be available to the national team until 2012. (Foxsports)

Dominican Republic won in Mayaguez

The Dominican Republic ended yesterday with the best day after the passing of the sixth round of the XXI Central American and Caribbean Games, by winning 12 medals and surpass the fifty when you're in the middle of the event.

In yesterday's competition schedule Dominican athletes won three gold medals, three silver and seven bronze and are tied with Puerto Rico with 14 gold medals, although Puerto Ricans account for 24 silver and 32 bronze for a total of 70 and the Dominican Republic has 11 silver and 34 bronze for a total 59. The discipline of karate contributed six medals including a gold medal winning Maria Dimitrova in individual female kata, while the silver medal was for equipment.

The women's volleyball to shine again at home and defeated Puerto Rico 3-2 team sets to confirm its status as Central American and Caribbean champions, to add another gold to the delegation quisqueyana.

Combat sport also performed well in its debut at these games by getting a gold medal by Angelo Mota Brea, Francisco a silver and two bronze Incarnation achieved by José Antonio Arias and Ramon Diaz. Another bronze was provided by the representation of Cycling by Euri Vidal, in the scratch test.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Mexican Pumas Show new uniforms

Pumas team players of the National Autonomous University of Mexico and its subsidiary Ascent League Pumas Morelos took the official photo of the Apertura 2010 with his new uniform, a ceremony held at the quarry.

Oblivious to the eyes of the media without official presentation by the club as he often does, the new clothing, at least they used for photography, all white with the traditional head of the puma in the chest, large, although there will be two others.

A novelty is that besides the giant puma, in gold, all the brands that sponsor the team also appear in the same tone as gold has only two colors in total.

With the presence of José Narro Robles, Rector of the highest seat of learning in the country, and the club president Victor Mahbub, and sporting director Mario Trejo, the photo was framed the stairs next to the main field facilities quarry.

The new skin made by a German sports house was to the liking of top feline Victor Mahbub and players like Juan Francisco Palencia.

Debut this uniform on Sunday at the Stadio Olimpico Universitario in a clash of the day of the Apertura 2010, when they host reigning champions the maximum circuit Toluca.

The directive is preparing a special welcome to Red Devils, but the hall has been almost discarded.

Raúl Signed with German Soccer Schalke

The Spanish super star Raul Gonzalez, Real Madrid, has already signed a two-year contract with Schalke in the German Bundesliga, reports in its Thursday edition of the Bild daily.

According to this newspaper, the striker, 33, has already signed his contract until 2012 for a salary per season of six million euros.

Bild also claims that the Real Madrid sporting director Jorge Valdano, club with which Raul has a contract until 2011, has given its approval to the operation.

So far, there has been no official confirmation of Schalke, despite his coach, Felix Magath, has repeatedly expressed his interest in the player, as well as the signing of this provision.

Raul will, if confirmed the hiring, the footsteps of his former teammate at Real Madrid, Germany's Christoph Metzelder, who also play with Schalke.

Dominican Republic Won in Shooting

The Dominican Olympic Shooting athletes gave a great demonstration of effectiveness on Thursday by winning the team gold medal in Olympic Trench mode and Sergio Piñero individual in the same category.

The Clay Target Shooting skills are held in the Olympic Lodge in Salinas.

The selected male fossa is composed of Olympic shooters Sergio Piñero, who made 46 dishes in the first and second round, William Escobar, who had 40 in both rounds, and Eduardo Lorenzo 46.

The silver medal was placed on the team in Guatemala, composed by Danny Brol, Jean Pierre Brol and Alvaro Rodriguez, while it took the bronze Colombia, whose members were Danilo Caro, Nicholas and Andrew Tordecilla Victoria. (DIARIO LIBRE)

Oswalt prefers Cardinals

The St. Louis Cardinals and the Philadelphia Phillies have emerged as the two prime contenders in the Roy Oswalt auction, sources told on Thursday.

But much to the Phillies' chagrin, two people who know Oswalt well said he prefers to land in St. Louis.

Sources who have spoken with the Astros say that while St. Louis might be Oswalt's first choice, trading their best pitcher within the division isn't the team's first choice. The Astros continued to talk to the Phillies, and have tried to lure other clubs into the bidding.

A source told that Astros owner Drayton McLane was likely entertaining the trade talks as a favor to Oswalt, a franchise cornerstone, but if Oswalt pushed too hard, he could overplay his hand.

According to one source, the Cardinals offered two young players off their major-league roster for Oswalt. Among the prospects the Astros are likely to press for: last year's No. 1 pick, 19-year-old right-hander Shelby Miller.

The Phillies, meanwhile, are thought to have offered pitcher J.A. Happ and a list of younger prospects for the Astros to choose from. But Houston is looking for higher-ceiling young players, particularly a catcher and/or corner infielders, than the names on that list. (ESPN)

Cowboys Agree with Bryant

The Dallas Cowboys announced they agreed to terms with first-round pick Dez Bryant on Thursday.

The deal is for five years and $11.8 million, with $8.5 million guaranteed, a source said. Bryant's agent, Eugene Parker, said some of the language of the contract is still being worked out.

Bryant, the 24th pick of the draft, is expected to report on time for Cowboys training camp on Saturday in San Antonio.

"This was very important to me to be able to get this done in time for the first practice," Bryant said. "I want to help this team. I want to compete. I can't wait to start playing football again."

Bryant becomes the first first-round pick to agree to a contract, coming to terms before St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford, the No. 1 overall pick.

"It was important to get Dez in on time," Cowboys vice president Stephen Jones said. "We think he can be helpful to us. He knows we have a good football team and we're counting on him to be a big part of it."

Dallas traded up three spots in April to get Bryant with the 24th overall pick. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones gave Bryant No. 88, the jersey worn by Hall of Famer Michael Irvin and, a generation earlier, by Drew Pearson.

Bryant was an All-American in 2008 at Oklahoma State when he had 87 receptions for 1,480 yards and 19 touchdowns. (ESPN)

Pedro out for 2010

Despite having offers, pitcher Pedro Martinez decided not to play this year, although not ready to retire permanently.

"After a meeting on his immediate future, Pedro will not pitch this year to spend more time with his family," said Fernando Cuza told

"This does not mean it's announcing his retirement because there is possibility to change his mind in 2011, but asked me to call the interested teams to announce their decision," Cuza said.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Dominican Republic is ready for Badminton Event

The evaluation commission of the Pan American Badminton Confederation (Badminton Panam) certified with the best conditions to host the XIX Pan American Junior Championships, to be held from 5 to 11 August in the Table Tennis Hall in the Park of the East with the participation from 17 countries.

German Valdez, director of development of Badminton Panam, applauded the state in which the facility is located, noting that is perfect for mounting the events of this magnitude. "You have an enviable facility. Here the 700 athletes, parents and escorts or their feelings.

This is huge, and very well controlled aspects of lighting and breeze, it is a tightly closed roof, with the standard height and enough space between each court and the public, "the knowledgeable technician.

For his part, the Brazilian Celso Wolf, who will serve as official referee, certified for optimal conditions for the technical set up the event.

Dominican Car Pilots Will have more security

The Dominican Car Pilots (CDCC) and the company Aero Ambulance service provider, signed an agreement under which dominican automobile drivers will have the ease of air ambulances throughout the country.

The announcement was made by Marcos Pichardo, president of the CDCC, who stressed the importance of the covenant for the welfare of the members of the institution that brings together local competitors racing circuit.

Pichardo said he agreed service CDCC is the Alert Plus, through which the member is provided with transportation and emergency medical care. "

Cubs Piniella Retires

Lou Piniella, Chicago Cubs' manager, will retire from baseball at the end of baseball season.
Piniella announced his decision on Tuesday before a game against the Astros.

- 66 years- said he wants to spend more time with his family. He said in announcing his retirement now, right after the All-Star break, it gives the team time to find a replacement.

"I can not be more grateful for the Cubs organization for giving me the opportunity to manage this team of baseball," Piniella said in a statement. "I spent four wonderful years here would not trade for anything in the world.

I love this city and the fans but at my age (67 when the season ends) it is time to enter a new phase in my life. This will allow me to spend more
time with my family, My wife, my kids and my grandchildren. God has blessed me to work so many years in the sport I love.

"The reason to make this announcement now?" [General manager] Jim Hendry asked me in recent weeks about my future with the team and said he had made the decision to retire at the end of the season.

Now that you have taken the
decision, I do not want to mislead anyone about my intentions when they ask me about my future.

"But more importantly, to announce my decision now is what I think is best for the organization long term. This will give Jim Hendry plenty of time to find the next manager and not have to do it secretly.

The Cubs are one of
the best organizations in baseball. I love so much to this organization and wish him only long-term success. I'm happy about my accomplishments during my time here and this will be the perfect way to end my career.

Piniella also said that their work will not end to make this announcement.

"I do not think the team is not nothing but win as many games as we can to return to the fray.'ll Give it all I have to help this team the rest of the season."

Piniella is in the fourth and final year of his contract with the Cubs, who have had a bad campaign and take 102 years without winning a World Series title.

Piniella has been manager for over 22 years. Before coming to Chicago, he managed the New York Yankees (1986-88), Cincinnati Reds (1990-92), Seattle Mariners (1993-2002) and Tampa Bay (2003-05).

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Jordan Critics Lebron

Former NBA star Michael Jordan, for many the greatest player of all time, on Monday criticized the decision to join LeBron James of the Miami Heat with Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh, said the sports page.

Jordan led the Chicago Bulls to six titles in the 90s. "There is no way, thinking in retrospect, that would call Larry (Bird) and Magic (Johnson) to say: 'Hey, look, and play Let' s get together,' Jordan said after playing a celebrity golf tournament in Nevada.

However, according to Jordan were different times. "Things were different. I can not say a bad thing. It's a chance that these guys have now. In all honesty, I was trying to beat those guys in my time, "he said.

LeBron, who played his first seven seasons in his home state to Cleveland Cavaliers, and was one of the most famous free agent history this summer.

He met with the Cavaliers, Chicago Bulls, Los Angeles Clippers, Miami Heat, New York Knicks and New Jersey Nets before taking the decision to go to Miami.

Another former star player, Charles Barkley, now a basketball analyst on TNT television network, also fanned the flames by saying that LeBron's decision can change his legacy.

"It will never be Jordan," Barkley told the radio station 790 The Ticket in Miami earlier this week.

"This clearly takes away from the conversation. You can earn as much as you want (with the Heat), but it will be... never like Jordan. "

Di María Joined Real Madrid

Angel Di Maria, Argentine soccer player of Real Madrid, said in an interview with Real Madrid TV that "could believe" that a coach like Jose Mourinho Portuguese bet for him for the new project's target group.

The albiceleste international, vacation and waiting to join the pre-season Real Madrid went through his career from its inception until his move to Real Madrid club. Maria Di was very pleased to have reached a league very "competitive."

"I could not believe (that Mourinho bet on it). It's very good for me and very cute together. I'll always thank him to say he wanted to come to Real Madrid. I'll try to give everything and leave everything within the field to know that I brought for good, "he said.

"I'll try to give everything in the field. I'll try to win titles, that that was what I came for. I came to win and a title with Benfica, now I want to win here at Real and I will leave everything to achieve as much as you can, "he added.

To the extreme left-handed, the Spanish league is more intense and competitive than Portugal, where he spent his last leg with Benfica. "It's a very strong league, very pretty, is one of the most beautiful in the world. Hopefully I can adapt quickly and can make things right," he said.

Díaz Reach Morocco

The dominican swimmer Marcos Diaz arrived yesterday in Rabat, capital of the Kingdom of Morocco to continue the project of the Continents Swim with the United Nations for the Millennium Development Goals.

The third voyage of the project linking Africa with Europe, from the coast of Morocco to Spain.

Diaz said he was eager to begin this phase of the project: "The next two swimmings are more demanding physically and technically. In the coming days will face a huge challenge."

Marcos and his team were welcomed by the authorities of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Morocco led by Ambassador Ahmed Tazy, Head of the Department of Cultural Affairs and the Dominican diplomatic representation in the African country led by Ambassador Francisco A . Caraballo.

During his stay in Rabat Dominican athlete exhausts a busy schedule that includes meetings with the Minister of Social Development, Family and Solidarity, Nouzha Shali, the Minister of Youth and Sports, and Moncef Belkhyat Secretary of State Latifa Akach . Will be developed social activities and meetings with sports figures of Morocco.

Díaz thanked the great support he has received from the Moroccan authorities and the Embassy in Santo Domingo as well as the Dominican government through the Presidency of the Republic, the Office of the First Lady and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He also thanked the private institutions that are supporting this great Project.

This will be the third swim Swim Crossing of Continents. Recently, Diaz swam from Indonesia to Papua New Guinea Oceania to join Asia.

Then in the second part of the project, swam from Jordan to Egypt, closing the gap between Asia and Africa.

The draft of the Continents Swim with the support of the Organization of the United Nations and aims to create awareness among the people of the world to meet the Millennium Development Goals.

Later, Diaz will join Europe with America, in a swimming unprecedented in world history.

It has received great support in each country. (HOY)

Rojas is the Best for King

For the famous American promoter Don King, Dominican Elio Rojas is the best featherweight in the world.

"I believe that Elio is the world's best in its category," said Don King as he made reference to the battle that will star in the Dominican and Cuban Yuriorkis Gamboa in September.

Rojas is the champion pen of the World Boxing Council (WBC) and Gamboa has the crown that supports the World Boxing Association (WBA). The winner of the lawsuit will keep the two titles.

Don King is the Dominican boxer and promoter who launched the challenge to those responsible for Gamboa's career to accept a struggle for the unification of the scepter.

"I'm ready to put on the fire all that we have worked worked with Elio," said Don King.

"I am happy to work with Bob Arum, one of the best developers in the world to make this fight a reality," he added.

He stated that the global battle will be like a Caribbean holiday, because faced with an idol of the Dominican Republic, as Elio Rojas, against Gamboa, a pride of Cuba.

"It's a natural confrontation between the two islands that its impact would spread throughout the world," he said.

According to reports this writer arrived in the contract battle was not contemplated revenge, which for many is a sign of confidence in Don King Elio Rojas.

Rojas sum 22 wins against one loss and 13 wins by knockouts, while Gamboa is undefeated in 18 fights, including 15 in the fast lane.

Elio Rojas. Dominican champion said he is ready to overthrow the Cuban Gamboa. "

"I hope to show that is so Gamboa as he says," said Elio.

He stated that was a long time longing for the opportunity to address the Cuban.

"The opportunity came and now we will see who is champion," he said.

Rojas became world champion on July 14 last year, when he defeated by unanimous decision to the then monarch Takahiro AO in Tokyo, Japan.

Yudelkis Won Gold

Within two hours, Yudelkis Contreras yesterday claimed a career that was on the verge of falling over the precipice from Olympus.

Contreras, who tested positive in a doping test during the 2008 Beijing Olympics but in a second test results were negative, yesterday broke three brands in Central America and won three gold medals in the 53 kg women's weightlifting in the Olympics Central American and Caribbean.

"These medals I dedicate all my country, my family and the people who has supported me throughout my career," said Contreras, on the first three gold metals made by the country in the regional fair.

The Dominican put on a show in the start-up mode, starting your lifts when all other competitors had finished. With a height of 90 kilos and American broke records set at 96 kilos.

The silver went to Colombian Rusmery Villar, with 88 kilos, and bronze for the Dominican Yineisi Reyes, 87.

Contreras was fifth in the Beijing Olympics and was one of six athletes who tested positive for CERA, an advanced version of EPO in the first test. Subsequently, however, exonerated B test.

"I had to come and show that after the damage that I wanted to do was to lift me and I did. This feels too good," Contreras told the AP.

"In this competition had a lot of pressure and he had to prove my ability as I come from very difficult two years after what happened with the doping test and had to prove he was clean," Contreras said after the competition.

In the clean and jerk mode, Contreras broke a mark again by lifting 117 kilos Central. The silver medal went to Venezuela Ismar Henriquez, with 110 kilos, and bronze for the Colombian Villar, who struggled in two attempts with 110 kilos but fell on both occasions. He lifted 106 kilos.

Contreras won the third gold in total with 213 kilos, the silver went to Colombian Villar, with 194 and bronze for the Venezuelan Henriquez, with 193 kilos.

Dominican Judo Won at Mayaguez

Judo yesterday gave four medals, three bronze and one silver, to the Dominican Republic, on the second day of competition in the Central American and Caribbean Games held in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico.

Lwilli Santana won the silver medal at 66 kilos, while Mailtis Céspedes, Fausto Vivieca and Maria Garcia won bronze in the 81, 73 and 52 kilograms respectively. With these four medals add nine that obtained for the dominicans. (EL DIA)

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Yankees Burnett Apologizes

NY Yankees hurler A.J. Burnett said Sunday that he apologized to his fellow New York Yankees for an outburst in the locker room that caused cuts on both hands.

With bandages on each palm, the pitcher said he had no difficulty in practice pitches on Sunday and do not prevent lacerations catch the ball.

He said he hopes to fulfill his bullpen session on Tuesday and open on your next turn, on Friday night against Kansas City.

Frustrated after two bad innings against Tampa Bay, Burnett opened the wardrobe door force on Saturday, cutting with a plastic material adhered to them to show the team rosters.

The law came out to pitch in the third inning, but was pulled after facing two batters.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Caribbean Fastest Car in the Dominican Republic

The telecommunications company Tricom will be the official sponsor of the competition Dragueo Tricom 2010, an event that will be run next Sunday at Autodromo Mobil 1 International of the Americas.

Marcelo Carrión, Marketing Services Manager of Tricom, said that this competition, to be held on Sunday July 18 at Autodromo Mobil 1, from 10:00 am, will be main attraction is the fastest dragueo Auto Caribbean sponsored by Tricom and ownership of the pilot Isidoro de los Santos, who is on the ¼ mile in 8.3 seconds. Today is one of the cars closer together through the pages of speed and also for fans of the sport.

Carrión added that for this great racing event, is looking forward to the participation of the order of Franklin Morillo, pilot pointer in the DM category, with a time of 11 seconds and the quarter mile Toyota ranked as the fastest front caribbean , which is also part of the winning team sponsored by the firm Tricom.

Also, Carrion said another of the attractions of this competition is the participation of the famous Model and Pilot Professional Motorsport Tiran, Jessica Barton, who is known for her beauty and skill behind the wheel of one of the GT cars.

Messi Played in Haiti

Argentine striker Lionel Messi,from FC Barcelona played a "major game" as a goodwill ambassador for Unicef during a visit to Puerto Principe, where he met with children affected by the earthquake that struck last January the Haitian capital.

Messi arrived in the devastated capital in the Caribbean "determined to use his fame to help the most vulnerable children of the world," UNICEF said in a statement, noting that the player played a "major party" with small .

In his first visit as United Nations representative, the athletes ran Carrefour Aviation, a camp where 50,000 Haitians living who lost their homes during the earthquake of 12 January.

The earthquake of 7 degrees on the Richter scale shook the Haitian capital and several nearby towns caused an estimated 300,000 dead, many wounded and 1.5 million homeless.

At camp, Messi interacted with children participating in a sports program run by the Haitian Olympic Committee and supported by the United Nations Fund for Children (Unicef).

Unicef said that "there are few places in the world today where children are as vulnerable as in Haiti. Despite the achievements, more than 1.2 million children in this country are exposed to exploitation and mistreatment. "

In addition, 800,000 children live in tents in makeshift camps where there is adequate sanitation and access to clean water and health facilities and education are limited.

Messi, who interrupted a vacation that enjoyed after playing the World Cup with Argentina to travel to Haiti, also visited members of the Argentine contingent of Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH).

At the headquarters of the Argentine troops were informed about the work of Argentinian field hospital, who treated many of the wounded in the earthquake.

The Argentine star ended his visit to the offices of UNICEF, where he talked with staff about their challenges in their efforts to assist the Government and people of Haiti after the catastrophe. EFE

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