Monday, October 31, 2011

New York Yankees retain Canó


The New York
Yankees exercised the contract option for next season with second baseman Robinson Cano.

The decision on the choice of the Dominican Cano for 14 million dollars was a mere formality.

Cano, with three All-Star nominations, signed before the 2008 season a four-year contract and $ 30 million that includes two product options.

The slugger, 29, batted .302 this year with 28 homers and 118 RBIs, the most in his career. New York, who could have paid a termination for two million dollars, still has 15 million option for 2013.


Pujols may stay with Cards


Thousands of fans of the St. Louis Cardinals celebrated with a parade through the center of the city to obtain the eleventh title of World Series champion with the good news of the real possibility that the first baseman Albert Pujols to continue with them.

Pujols hinted that he will continue with the Cardinals and did so in the unique setting of the team celebration on Friday won the Fall Clasic.

The Cardinals had a parade through the streets of downtown San Luis, which ended at Busch Stadium, where the Friday night 6-2 to beat the Texas Rangers to get their eleventh title in the 18 shares that have been in the World Series, the second best after the Yankees of New York.

Along the parade thousands of people cheered the players, who were in red and white trucks, like the colors of the team representative.

The route parade ended at Busch Stadium, with a sellout record, where thousands of fans waited for the players to celebrate with them a new ring in the history of the legendary team.

In a series of interviews with key players in the series, Pujols scored when champions were crowned as the best of the season, and though he declined to elaborate on his future with the team, said he would like to continue within the organization of the Cardinals.

He added that currently he and his colleagues and the city of San Luis are celebrating the World Series title, and that negotiations will take place at another time.

But a question about whether to continue with the Cardinals for next season, responded with another question: "Why not."

When attendees at Busch Stadium Pujols heard the response, we cheered and applauded.

Dominican Pujols, who has been 11 seasons in the Cardinals and has become one of the most representative of the team batters, he wins the contract, what would happen if free agency does not reach an agreement with the team to renew the contract.


Dominican Horford talked about NBA lockout



Al Horford has failed to earn 40% of his salary he would received during the current season because of the cancellation of the first month of next season and have his judgments about the guilt of the stalemate in negotiations.

The Atlanta Hawks center believes that the team owners have the key to open the door to prevent a completely canceled 2011-12 season.

"I felt that in the past, players have yielded too much to the owners and I feel like it's over the way they (owners) are trying to do it," Horford said.

Horford, who earned $ 5.4 million in the previous season, will receive about $ 2.1 million for the two fortnights having insurance does not collect unemployment because of the league.

The two-time All Star Team this year begin to collect the first payment of his contract for five seasons and $ 60 million.


According to Horford, who has participated in several meetings between players and owners, the group that owns not give more in claims.

The players have accepted 57% down to 52.5% in revenue received by the league for basketball activities concept, known as BRI. The owners are asked to arrive up to 50%.


La Russa retires from Baseball



Just three days after dramatically winning World Series, Cardinals manager Tony La Russa (St. Louis) announced his retirement.

The veteran manager - 67 years - made ​​the announcement at a press conference on Monday at Busch Stadium.

The consecration in the World Series in seven games, beating the Texas Rangers, was the third in the 33-year career as manager La Russa.

"I feel that this is the right decision," said La Russa.

He led the Cardinals to the championship in a season in which he faced enormous obstacles.

• San Luis lost his ace Adam Wainwright all season after undergoing elbow surgery during spring training.

• In addition, managed to overcome a handicap of 10 games and a half to Atlanta August 25 to qualify for the playoffs with a wild card in the National League.

La Russa retires from the Major League Baseball third in the list of victories, 35 by John McGraw.

Besides the title achieved this season, La Russa also was a champion with the Oakland Athletics in 1989 and the Cardinals in 2006.

La Russa said his decision was not made based on a particular factor, but had begun to doubt return in midseason 2012. He said that in August he expressed his wishes to the general manager John Mozeliak and other team officials.

He said that when the conversations that took place just when the Cardinals seemed to be out of the wild card race before his sensational reaction was pure coincidence.

According to La Russa, simply consider that it was time to retire and nothing changed after the Cardinals qualified for the playoffs and then surprise the Phillies, Brewers and Rangers.

"I think this is the right time to put an end," he said.

La Russa was impassive during the press conference, except when he paused to thank his wife, Elaine, and his two daughters to have him patience for much of the past 33 years.

He also said his meeting with the players after the celebratory parade on Sunday was short but emotional.

"Some adult males began to mourn," said La Russa. Then, in jest, the coach joked: "That as I liked because it made me mourn them sometimes."


Sebastian Vettel won in la India


Germany's Sebastian
Vettel yesterday won the first Grand Prix Formula One India and is designed to match the record for wins in a Red Bull driver this season.

Vettel
stood in front from start to finish, maintaining a comfortable lead all the time to finish 8.4 seconds ahead of Jenson Button, McLaren, while the Spanish Fernando Alonso to Ferrari came in a distant third in the Buddh International Circuit.

The Mexican Sergio Perez Sauber took a point to ensure the tenth place after starting twentieth on the grid.


"In short, it was a race without difficulties, the car was well balanced," said Vettel. "I am very proud to be the first winner here in India." In the collision test was more between McLaren's Lewis Hamilton and Felipe Massa of Ferrari which intensified their rivalry. Officials penalized with an income Massa into the pits, and then broke his front suspension and had to retire. Mark Webber of Red Bull came fourth, ahead of Michael Schumacher and Nico Rosberg, both of Mercedes.

Vettel has 11 wins this season, and if he wins in the last two races in Brazil and Abu Dhabi would match Schumacher's record of 13 wins. In India achieved everything started from the pole, won the event, he led all the laps, the fastest lap.

However, the German and his team will not let their guard down despite already secured the championship and the constructors.


Monday, October 24, 2011

Chicharito signed with Manchester United for 5 more years



The Mexican international striker Javier Hernandez, 23, has signed a new five-year contract with Manchester United until the end of the season 2015-2016.

The sports responded this way to the good results achieved by the club since "Chicharito" Hernandez joined last season and, with the signing of the contract, an end to the rumors that linked him with spanish Real Madrid.

"For me, playing for Manchester United has been a dream come true. I never expected that my first year out as well and I am delighted to commit my future to United, "said the player, hoping to get good results.

For their part, club coach, Alex Ferguson, compared the impact that has caused Mexican player at Manchester United with Norwegian Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

"His talent and his ability to create space for defining mark it as a natural scorer," said Ferguson, who stressed how hard he works in practice and how well they get along with their peers.

Since joining the English club, "Chicharito" has scored twenty goals in all matches played by the United.

"Chicharito" Hernandez, former player of Guadalajara, made ​​his debut for Manchester United in July 2010.


Sunday, October 23, 2011

NBA Still is lock out

The negotiations between the owners of the NBA and the players' union came to an end after three consecutive days without any agreement was reached to sign a new collective agreement are met 112 days of the lockout.

After 30 hours of negotiations in a hotel in New York with the federal mediator George Cohen, neither side changed their position on two key issues regarding the new agreement, such as revenue sharing and salary cap.

The suspension of negotiations implies that there could be further cancellations of regular season games from next week and endanger the rest of the competition.

The NBA commissioner, David Stern, who could not attend today's meeting, Thursday, because he was affected by the flu, had advanced this week if no agreement was reached, from the next they would have to cancel parties and jeopardize Christmas Day.

Adam Silver, deputy commissioner of the NBA, who represented Stern in the morning negotiations with the owners and in the evening with the players union, acknowledged that the new failure in the negotiations will bring serious consequences for basketball.


"Ultimately, we were unable to close the gap separating the two sides," said Silver. "We understand the consequences that will have the situation where we are and we feel sad for our sport."

For its part, the players union president Derek Fisher also recognized that professionals were aware of the impact that had staying with no progress.

"This is by no means something about pride or ego of the players," said Fisher. "At stake is the future of many people by the separation between the two parties."

The cancellation of the first 100 games of competition has meant the loss of 170 million dollars in salaries for players.

The chairman of the NBA labor relations, Peter Holt, who also owns the San Antonio Spurs, said he hoped they could return to the negotiating table, but the day had been "very hard"


Cristiano Ronaldo scored 3 goals


Real
Madrid, with a hat-trick of Cristiano Ronaldo, won 4-0 at Malaga on Saturday in the ninth round of the Spanish league, and took the lead at Barcelona, who drew 0-0 at home to Sevilla, after failing Argentine Leo Messi a penalty in the final discount.

The white team is one point ahead of Barca, but could lose the top spot on Sunday night, if disclosure of the start of the season in Spanish football, the Levant, now third, get the victory in the field of Villarreal (14).

Barcelona's match was marked by controversy: the referee awarded penalty on Andrés Iniesta (90 +2), in a move highly contested by the visitors, where Mali's Frederic Kanoute was ejected. His team would then nine, for the double yellow Fernando Navarro (90 +7).


Following his exhibition at La Rosaleda, the Portuguese star overtook Argentina's Lionel Messi in the scoring charts in the Spanish league with a total of 10, while the 'Pipit' Higuain is just behind with nine.

"It was a difficult game and we played very well, especially in the first part, where we have been fantastic. We started the week very well, I'm happy. We have to continue like this, "Mourinho wanted, especially highlighting the performance of his countryman Cristiano Ronaldo.


Pujols is the best in MLB


Albert Pujols
was criticized for making a mistake in the World Series and not speak to the media after losing the second game, Albert Pujols responded with power on a night that now belongs to the history of the World Series.

"There are always going to criticize, that no one can worry. I only stopped to continue making good swings and thank God that I could help my team win, "Pujols said after his magnificent work of three homers to join Babe Ruth (1926-28 both against the Cardinals) and Reggie Jackson (1977 against the Dodgers) as the only to do so.


Yet some of his colleagues understand that his comments acids blunder before firing over from Jon Jay that allowed Elvis Andrus to second and eventually pass to score the race awoke the monster.

"When the wasps are quiet, do not wake up," said Rafael Furcal. "That man (Pujols) must be left alone. He is the best and I'm not surprised to come back and hit two more shoals. He said as the great "he said.

For Octavio Dotel, the signs that did not speak to the press after the defeat at San Luis Alberto were unfair and spoke like the better it is. "Now what will they say? That gave the best answer. And make no mistake, here in this dressing room and I think few in baseball are surprised that, because he is the best player. That surprised if anyone is coming tomorrow (tonight) and loose couple of shoals again, "he explained.


Saturday, October 15, 2011

FIFA suspendeds Dominican Football President


FIFA imposed sanctions against seven leaders of Caribbean football, including the president of the Dominican Federation of Football, Osiris Guzman, in a bribery case involving former presidential candidate Mohamed bin Cup Hammamm.

In addition, FIFA exonerated Felix Ledesma, considering that there was no breach of the Code of Ethics.

FIFA suspended for 30 days to Guzman, a period which shall not engage in any activity related to football, be they sports or any other kind.

The Ethics Commission dismissed the last fifteen days of the suspension, subject to a probationary period of six months. He will pay 300 Swiss francs (U.S. $ 336).

The panel reviewed the evidence to determine whether members of the Caribbean Football Union received payments of $ 40,000 from bin Hammam in May.


Real Madrid wants Chicharito

Rumors about a possible offer from Real Madrid for the services of Javier Chicharito again appear in the English press.

The Sun newspaper published on its website that the white team would be willing to pay 30 million pounds (47 million approximately) by the Mexican.

A considerable wage increase would be one way in which the Red Devils try to avoid the merengue temptation in the coming months, so preparing a new five-year contract and win the triple.

"Alex Ferguson is desperate to keep the 23 years old striker at Old Trafford. Hence, the United wants to renew him for five years and increase the salary of Chicharito of 25 thousand to 75 thousand pounds," the tabloid published.

Also mentions that the coach of the White House, portuguese Jose Mourinho, has every intention of acquiring Chicharito in January, however, is aware that there are more chances that this is carried out in the summer.


Sunday, October 9, 2011

Raiders´Owner Dies


Al Davis, owner of Oakland Raiders Hall of Fame NFL, has died at age 82.

The team announced his death Saturday, but did not report the cause of death.

Davis, one of the most important figures in NFL history, was known as a rebel and as the face of some Raiders who became famous for its reckless attitude on and off the pitch.

Davis was also one of the leaders in making the NFL the most successful league in the history of American sports.

In the 1980's, Davis won a court battle to change his team Oakland to Los Angeles. Even after returning to Oakland in 1995, went to court and sued by 1,200 million dollars to establish who still owned the rights to the Los Angeles market.

Until the Raiders became the losers in the first decade of the 21, Davis was always a winner, first as coach and then as owner and manager with a classic slogan: "commitment to excellence."

And the Raiders were almost always excellent, won three Super Bowls in the 70 and 80 and were candidates for the title most other seasons, with players often problematic behavior or rejected by other teams.

Davis, the Hall of Fame in 1992, was an innovator. Black head coach hired in the modern era, Art Shell in 1988. He hired the first Latino descent coach, Tom Flores, and the first female CEO, Amy Trask.


Beltré in good spirits with Texas Rangers



Dominican
Adrian Beltre has become a symbol for Texas Rangers after hitting three homers in the AL division series.

Beltre's bat and the great season of Mike Napoli, no doubt helped the Rangers get the second consecutive year to go to the championship series.

The Rangers won the rematch against the Rays in four games this year with major contributions from Beltre and Napoli.

The three-Beltre homers, only the seventh time a player has done in the postseason, came in a 4-3 victory in the fourth game.

It was not until after Lee declined an offer of $ 138 million six years from the Rangers and return to Philadelphia, the free agent Beltre was signed by Texas, but general manager Jon Daniels said there was a time last winter that the team was thinking about getting to both players.


NBA strike is good for spanish basket league

The NBA lockout is having a positive impact on the ACB / Endesa, by the arrival, to not know when, great players and because until the dispute is settled Spanish is the best world championship.

Although so far few teams, really only Caja Laboral and Real Madrid have decided to go for players in the NBA contract with Kevin Seraphin (Wizars) and Rudy Fernandez (Dallas), much morbidity in the environment of the Spanish League.

How much time will be with their computers? How will it affect their structures when they have to go? But the big question, which generates real morbidity is: what would happen if you stopped the season in the NBA?

"Our club has decided not to take that risk," said Barcelona coach Xavi Pascual, the presentation of the competition.

But just in case, Pau and Marc Gasol are training with the squad Barca at home and at his club.

Can you imagine what would happen if there were no NBA this season? And what would Ricky Rubio, Jose Manuel Calderon and Serge Ibaka, to speak only of our champions of Europe? It seems clear that none would remain white throughout the season and some teams want them.


Vettel won Japan Grand Prix

Sebastian Vettel won the pole position on Saturday's Japanese Grand Prix and placed in a perfect position to win the world championship on Sunday in Formula One

The German perfect streak extended poles of Red Bull to the 15 races this season, recording a time of 1 minute 30,466 seconds at the Suzuka circuit.

Jenson Button, McLaren, was ranked second to nine milliseconds, followed by his teammate Lewis Hamilton, despite an error that left him on the last lap time.

"It was a great qualifying for us," said Vettel.

"Yesterday I went off the track and damaged the wing and that affected us, but today we take full advantage of the vehicle."

On Friday, Vettel ran off the track and finished last in the first practice session, damaging slightly front of your vehicle.

He later said the incident was a "wake-up call." Vettel takes only one point in Sunday's race, or that Button will not win, to become the youngest driver to achieve a bicampeonato in the history of Formula One

It was the 12th pole of the season for the Teutons, 24, who has won the last two races, both from the position of honor on the grid.

"There was not much difference between Jenson and I," said Vettel. "I want to thank the team and the factory to get another front wing."

Felipe Massa will start fourth in his Ferrari after beating team-mate Fernando Alonso, who started fifth.

The venezuelan driver Pastor Maldonado, Williams, took the 14th position, while Mexico's Sergio Perez, the Sauber team, will start on Sunday from the place 17.

Button was the fastest in three practice sessions and expressed disappointment about not getting his first pole of the season.

"You're always disappointed when you're this close," said the Briton.

"But the weekend was pretty good and came with a good car."

Although it has almost secured the championship on Sunday, the German is not expected to race.

"No matter what you think will or not tomorrow, we still need to go out and focus on a good race," Vettel said.


Di Stefano headed to FIFA Hall of Fame


Alfredo
Di Stefano, the argentine legend of Real Madrid, was chosen as the first former player to integrate the newly created Hall of Fame Cup.

Real Madrid reported that the "Saeta Rubia" received the award at a ceremony in which he was accompanied by former mexican soccer star Hugo Sanchez, another outstanding record player with the merengue club.

"I am very happy and thank you for the detail, but in football are nothing individually," said Di Stefano, according to statements posted on the Web site of the Real Madrid. "This sport is played collectively and there is none better than the other. Must have a good set to go forward."

Di Stefano, 85, won five European Cups and eight Spanish league titles with Real, and is considered one of the best players in history.

The Hall of Fame FIFA is based in the Mexican city of Pachuca.


Thursday, October 6, 2011

Dominican Berroa headed to Hall of Fame

The former outfielder Geronimo Berroa who played for the Leones del Escogido, one of the greatest hitters and most feared hitters in professional baseball under pressure in Dominican Baseball, was chosen to be taken to the immortality of the national sport.

Berroa, selected "Most Valuable Player" in the Caribbean Series in 1990 and 1991, devoted a career of Hall of Fame in winter ball for the great contributions he made to the offensive game the team from Santo Domingo.

Berroa had three remarkable seasons in baseball hitter in the majors, where he played during 11 seasons split between the Atlanta Braves, Toronto Blue Jays, Florida Marlins, Baltimore Orioles, Cincinnati Reds, Cleveland Indians and Detroit Tigers.

In the autumn winter ball with the bat terror imposed over 12 seasons in which he batted a 247, the product of 616 hits in 2.248 official visits to the plate.

He played
in 704 games, finished with 144 doubles, 38 homers, 10 triples, scored 292, drove in 336, with 280 tickets and 424 strikeouts .


Tony Parker signed with a French team



The French NBA player Tony Parker, who plays for the San Antonio Spurs, confirmed on Wednesday that he signed with french basketball team ASVEL Villeurbanne and will play with them during the closure of the NBA.

Parker, which debuts on Oct. 14 with a monthly net salary of 1,500 euros, said in an interview with L'Equipe newspaper that although he has had offers from Barcelona, ​​Efes Pilsen and Chinese big clubs, it seemed a "logical choice "return to play in his country.

"What really motivates me is playing in France, before my friends, my fans, people who have followed my career from the beginning. In the NBA, playing at three in the morning, it is difficult for them to follow the games," noted in this newspaper.

Parker, by which the ASVEL has paid 190,000 euros to ensure that it has until December, said that team can show "what to do to win the big games," and share with young people experience in the last ten years.

For the player back to France a decade after his premiere in Paris "is a very good chance", which does not care to temporarily leave the private jet back to the Spurs and bus travel in the beginning.

"I'll do the whole world," he said in the newspaper, which recognizes that virtually "will play for free" because it comes not with the intention of making money, but to help the club and make it better.

"There is no point to reach, target and I go forty points. The goal with this young team is to qualify for the play-offs. Do not forget that the main reason I came to ASVEL is that breakthrough," said the player, which opens on Friday next week against Paris.

Parker, born in 1982, also said in January that if this set is still aspire not only to qualify but to win the title.


Saturday, October 1, 2011

Tevez would receive a high penalty

Carlos Tevez will suffer the maximum penalty in British football history, 500,000 pounds (574,800 euros), and could be sanctioned by FIFA for refusing to take the field with Manchester City.

The fine, which "is a fact," The Guardian said Thursday, is the highest level which allows preventive Premier League, although the club fire him and sue him evaluated, because the Italian coach Roberto Mancini confirmed that he does not want more equipment.

The British site Caughtoffside said Thursday that Real Madrid in January submitted an offer of 28.5 million euros for Tevez, 27, scorer of the Premier League and last figure and captain last season at Manchester City.
Tevez refused to enter the second half of the match that his team lost 2-0 last Tuesday with Bayern Munich, Germany, for the Champions League in Europe and Mancini said angrily in the locker room "Volvet for Argentina", published the Guardian Thursday.

Tevez The club suspended for two weeks, as his lawyers discussed the next steps after the player refused to have refused to join and attributed the fact to a "confusion" allegedly language.

The suspension will result in a fine and as Tevez is the highest paid footballer in the Premier League is the maximum figure permitted by the regulations as a preventive measure, 500,000 pounds (574,800 euros).

"It applied the highest fine in the history of the Premier League", The Guardian said on Thursday, according to what we played ANSA cable.


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