Saturday, August 27, 2011

Former Orioles pitcher suicide

The former pitcher for the Baltimore Orioles, Mike Flanagan, was found dead a few yards from his home at 59 years old.

The authorities ruled that the death of former pitcher Mike Flanagan was a suicide. The medical examiner's office in Maryland said the winner of the Cy Young in 1979 died of a gunshot wound to the head.

The body of retired pitcher was found about 76 meters from home. An investigation revealed that Flanagan was alone in his residence and had financial problems. He left no suicide note.

Police said Flanagan's wife spoke to him last on the morning of August 24. The woman told authorities that her husband seemed upset and agreed to talk again.

She said that when Flanagan was not contacted, she called a neighbor to come and see him and the neighbor contacted the emergency system when not found in the house.

Flanagan pitched most of his career with the Baltimore Orioles, and retired in 1992 after 18 major league seasons with a record of 167-143 and 3.90 ERA.

He won the AL Cy Young in 1979, when he had a 23-9 record, 3.08 ERA and 190 strikeouts.

Barcelona won SuperCopa against Oporto

Barcelona scored his 12th trophy on Friday under the command of Pep Guardiola 2-0 defeat to Porto in the European Super Cup with a goal from Lionel Messi and another newcomer's midfielder Cesc Fabregas.

Guardiola leaves as the most successful coach in the history of Barcelona, when he begins his fourth season on the bench. In addition, midfielder Xavi Hernandez became the player with more crowns to achieve 18 to beat Guillermo Amor

"We're happy how things are going, that people can identify with us," Xavi said to the agency Europa Press. "We are living a happy time at Barcelona and it stays that way."

The argentine Lionel Messi, who was crowned Thursday as the best player in Europe last season, returned to shine with a high definition front goalkeeper just before the break and Fabregas luxurious care for the second goal near the end of the game.

Barca have played in three official games played this season including two in the Spanish Super Cup, the Argentine scored four of the seven goals and two assists.

A-Rod talked to MLB

New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez met Friday with officials from Major League to discuss charges that he participated in illegal poker games.

The meeting of two hours in Baltimore "went well," Rodriguez said. "They asked me questions and I answered. I'll let you review it, chew it and then re-contact. "

The Star Magazine said last month that several people saw A-Rod playing cards in hotels and homes of Hollywood. Rodriguez denies.

"All those lies, you can not allow that kind of thing," he said. "You want the facts and want to be treated fairly and I think I've been."

Rodriguez did not elaborate on the questions asked but said that answered all.

"I answered all the questions until they got tired," he said.

Bets Rodriguez had generated questions in 2005 when the New York Daily News newspaper said that attending a clandestine poker club. Rodriguez acknowledged he was "not right."

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Lebron obsessed with NBA ring

The Miami Heat forward LeBron James acknowledged Saturday in Barcelona that he is ​​obsessed with being an NBA champion, a title that has failed so far and put a finishing touch to his career.

"Right now, getting the ring in the NBA is everything to me. It is the goal I have when I work, because my thought is always to get it.

At this point the only thing that escapes me, and indeed to be NBA champion is an obsession I have, "he acknowledged.

James, who at 26 is considered one of the best players in the NBA and, unless that precious ring, he has won everything at the individual, just completed a tour of Asia.

At about the NBA lockout has said not to be unduly concerned: "We are immersed in it, but I'm really optimistic and I believe that the Players Association and the owners can reach an agreement to start the campaign."

After the defeat in the NBA Finals last season against Dallas, the eaves of Ohio said he "still has to do the best LeBron."

"I said that is true, but only time will tell. I'm ready to start next season and I want to improve as a player and person. I believe that has not yet seen the best of me. "

Some NBA players play in Europe raised or on other continents for the duration of the lockout in the NBA. The eaves of Miami has always been reluctant to play in Europe.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Spanish players on strike

The Spanish Football Association (SFA) confirmed yesterday the suspension of the first date of the Spanish league season scheduled for the weekend, amid its labor dispute with the leadership of the league first and second divisions.

The players union said in a statement that the Professional Football League (LFP) issued orders to the referees of the first day of the two leagues "do not attend scheduled meetings," according to information published by news agency Europa Press.

"The SFA is aware that, by the LFP, we asked the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) reassignment of the first day of the National League Championship in First and Second Divisions, as opposed to that AFE-strike, considering a practice, "the AFE.

The union felt that at this decision "parties are clearly unattainable."

The AFE and LFP met yesterday for four hours and the union spokesman, Luis Gil, said he will meet again on Saturday with the hope of resolving the impasse.

"It was a long meeting and we hope to serve for the future. Each party we put on the table proposals to reconcile the views on the most divergent there, "said Gil, as Europa Press.

"Summons us tomorrow to bring them closer but for now they are distant, and were in securities to reach an understanding."

Gil said he does not know when they will play the first day of the season. "That depends on the rules of the Royal Spanish Football Federation.

We have communications that arbitrators would not attend and therefore is a journey that can not be done, that does not mean it is not going to play, "he said. The AFE and LFP are locked in a dispute over the signing of a new labor agreement.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Dennis Rodman induced to NBA Hall of Fame

Figure former power forward Dennis Rodman lived a very special day to show the human side and sentimental during the act of introducing a new member of the Hall of Fame Basketball joining of the great legends of sport basket.

Along with Rodman, nine members, among whom were such figures as Chris Mullin, the eight-time NBA champion, Tom "Satch" Sanders, Artis Gilmore and Lithuanian Arvydas Sabonis, also lived his big night of consecration.

Rodman, who was the last to give his speech, again surprised, but this time not because of his eccentricities, has starred in some quite the contrary to show the human side and sentimental a person who suffered since childhood.

The former player of the Detroit Pistons, his first professional team that won two league titles, was grateful to his coaches and apologized to his family for the defects.

Rodman, who during the speech had to stop talking to the emotion does not betray him, said he regretted not being a better parent, and praised his coaches for being a father to him after his own left when I was a kid and then never had a relationship with him.

The winner of five championship rings in the NBA, which used two costumes for the event, said his appearance was all an element of "illusion," he liked because he's funny.

Rodman thanked Commissioner David Stern, and the community in the NBA, if only for allowing him to be in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall building of Fame.

Al Horford is one of the best NBA players

The start of
the next NBA season is unknown and thus the collection of contracts, but for now dominican center Al Horford has another reason to know about his listing in the prestigious league.

According to a ranking prepared by the portal of Sports Illustrated, Horford is ranked 25 among top 100 players in the league.

It is the highest position in the front / center of the Atlanta Hawks is placed by major U.S. publications, after being in positions 35 and 33 which produces an annual Sporting News in 2009 and 2010, respectively.

Horford, 25, is coming off a season where he averaged exhaust 15.3 points, 9.3 rebounds and 3.5 assists in his fourth season in the league.

The 6'10 player comes from playing his second All-Star Game and its four seasons has ranked his team to the playoffs.

Cesc Fabregas Belongs to Barcelona

Cesc Fabregas has fulfilled his dream. He is already a Barcelona player. The midfielder has now passed the medical examination, signed his contract and has become the official photo with the president Sandro Rosell.

After all that, the best was yet to come. Fàbregas was not only an object of desire by Pep Guardiola, new coach or his companions, who often eager to share their incorporation after years of training in the quarry Blaugrana.

The fans also craved. The best example was the reception given to Cesc in his presentation as a new player squad.

Some 35,000
fans have filled the second tier of the Nou Camp to see the new idol dab in the Barca shirt and number four on the back.

"It's a very special day, returning after eight years. This is the challenge of my life. Thank you all and now I hope to make the best of me," said Fabregas, 24, on the pitch.

"I'll give everything for the team because it is the challenge of my life. It is the hard way there was but also the best I could choose," said the new Barca player, has signed a contract for the next five seasons. "I wanted to catch this train because it was probably the last summer that would happen."

Monday, August 8, 2011

Chicharito Didn't Rest Fine

British media
revealed that Manchester United Mexican striker, Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez did not have adequate rest during the tour of the United States team, after suffering a mild concussion.

Last week in the preseason by the U.S. team, "Chicharito" received a balonazo in the head during a team training in New York, which caused the commotion.

As a result, the Mexican was taken to a hospital in New York where he spent a night and missed the game MLS All-Star, 27 July.

Even without the necessary rest, Chicharito left to go to campus to Washington, where the "Man U" faced Barcelona, ​​this route definitely could have been a key factor in the return of "Chicharito" is delayed, so says the Daily Star.

The newspaper said Javier Hernández was not allowed to fly even a short trip and this will certainly encourage the Mexican could be ready until late August and early March.

The Red Devils coach said that the Mexican would be sidelined for two weeks and then said the same technician for better recovery would have to spend four weeks sidelined, for now the player takes half weeks of inactivity.

It is expected that "Chicharito" will return to the court in the third round of the Premier League when Manchester United face Arsenal.

New York Mets Jose Reyes Injured again

Dominican shortstop Jose Reyes withdrew yesterday from the Mets game against Atlanta due to a contracture in the left hamstring, the same as you left last month on the disabled list.

It is not clear how Reyes got injured,

currently the dominican is the leader of National League batting.

Yesterday he was scheduled a CT at the Hospital for Special Surgery.

The four-time All-Star missed more than two weeks in July due to a strained left hamstring, the latest in a long list of injuries to his legs.

Reyes, 28, has been one of the most complete players this year and could become a free agent after finishing the current season.

Reyes began the day as leading the NL with a .337 batting average and 80 runs.

He hit 16 triples and has 50 games with more than one hit: both are the highest figures in the majors.

Big Papi ignored in Boston

Since the beginning of the season, David Ortiz has gone from being intrigued and anxious as a angry with the Boston Red Sox because of his contract situation, said Saturday a source close to baseball.

"David is very proud and respectful to say publicly how they feel, but the guy is hurt, angry at the way it is being ignored by the Red Sox," the source said.

"After all the things he has done here and be a very good season, at least I expected was a team approach to discuss his future," added the source, who requested anonymity to avoid jeopardizing his relationship with the player .

Ortiz, 35, is batting .289 with 21 homers and 71 RBIs in his last year of his contract with the Red Sox.

Big Papi is the only Major League player with at least 50 extra-base hits each year in the last 10 seasons since 2002 - nine in Boston to tie Carl Yastrzemski (1962-70) in the club.

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