Thursday, August 16, 2012

Melky Cabrera suspended by steroids

Melky Cabrera

The Giants dominican outfielder Melky Cabrera of San Francisco was suspended for 50 games without pay for having tested positive for testosterone use.

The suspension takes effect immediately, said the commissioner's office. It puts an abrupt end to a brilliant season, worthy to be considered the MVP. It also makes playoff aspirations embers of the Giants.

Cabrera, 28, tested positive for the banned substance to improve performance, which violates the American baseball program to prevent drug abuse and provide treatment if they are consumed, said Wednesday the board of the majors .

"My positive test was the result of the use that I gave to a substance that should not have used," Cabrera said in a statement released by the players union.

 "I accept the suspension under the Joint Drug and try to move on with my life. I deeply regret my mistake and I offer an apology to my teammates, the organization of the San Francisco Giants and the fans for disappoint."

Cabrera leads the NL with 159 hits and is second in batting average behind Pittsburgh's Andrew McCutchen.

The player, MVP All-Star Game played in Kansas City last month, is batting .346 with 11 homers and 60 RBIs in his first season with San Francisco, the best in his career. He was third in the batting order for the series finale against the Washington Nationals, where he served in left field.

Cabrera, who became one of the most popular players with the Giants, hit on May 51 hits and batted .429.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Kobe Bryant Loves Pau

 Los Angeles Lakers player Kobe Bryant recalled the love that has to teammate Pau Gasol after winning the Olympic final (107-100) in London and made it clear that Catalan will continue next season in franchise angelina.

    "I told Pau that I love has played very strong. Has been exciting for me is always difficult to see my brother who has not won, very difficult," said Kobe Bryant - the clash ended with 17 points - , told the Cadena Ser ', which includes Europe Press.

    The American guard, which was to embrace Pau Gasol just concluded the crash was the first to congratulate the team, but not the only one. Then, the 12 members plus the coach, finished shaking hands at the power forward of Sant Boi.

    "They've been very strong. It is an honor to play against them and we are very fortunate to have won. We do not doubt," said Bryant, who wanted to dispel doubts about the future of his teammate Pau. "Yes, it will stay with me," he concluded.

Felix Sanchez is a dominican hero

Dominican athletes Luguelín Santos and Felix Sanchezwere received as heroes in their country after participating in the Olympic Games in London where the former won the gold in the 400 meter hurdles and the second silver medal in the 400 meters.

"We finally got here," exclaimed an exhausted Sanchez in a room that was small for the large number of reporters, cameramen and photographers who came to cover the event at the Las Americas airport in the capital.

Sanchez said that everything he does in his career is dedicated to the Dominican people, whom he thanked so many tokens of affection and solidarity.

"You are what give the impetus to keep running, you only see me in official races, but I have always practice the Dominican people to my side, I thought," he said 'Very happy', who won his second London yellow metal, which added to the 2004 Athens Olympic title.

The sprinter said that were "many" of those who gave ruled in recent years because of ongoing injuries that had to overcome again and again.

"Now let's enjoy this victory for all athletes Dominicans put up the name of our country in the Olympics," he said.

Santos, meanwhile, merely to thank the hosting country, his family and his coach, Jose Rubio.

Prior to the two medalists, spoke taekwondo Gabriel Mercedes, who was injured in his first match and came up short in their aspirations to get back into the Olympic podium, which tasted four years ago in Beijing with his silver, and the gymnast Yamilet Peña.

Athletes were welcomed from the Dominican Sports Minister Felipe Payano, and the Dominican Olympic Committee (COD), Luis Mejia, who highlighted the "courage and self-respect" of all local athletes who competed in the Olympics London.

Monday, May 14, 2012

NBA Derrick Rose leave hospital

Derrick Rose, Chicago Bulls star has undergone surgery to repair the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. The surgery took place on Saturday and there are great chances that Rose left out inthe beginning of next season.
Rose was injured on the end of his team's victory against Philadelphia in the first game of the playoffs on April 28. Chicagowas winning by 12 points.
He stopped suddenly during his jump in the paint with twoopponents as Spencer Hawes and Lavoy Allen rotating toward him,and his leg bent. Still, Rose jumped back and passed the ball to Carlos Boozer while in the air before falling, silencing the stadium and setting a bad time for the Bulls.
Chicago ended up losing the series in six games without their leading scorer.

Big Papi alive after car accident

The slugger Red Sox, David Ortiz, escaped injury in a traffic accident on his way to Fenway Park, according to reports in Boston reported that Ortiz was involved in a collision between several vehicles on Friday afternoon at Boylstonstreet, on his way to the stadium for a game against the Cleveland Indians.

  "I lost a little control out of a gas station and collided with a vehicle,but I'm fine. All are good, "Ortiz told the station.

He said "try to be good" for the game today (last night against the Cleveland Indians).

Boston police did not immediately have details about the accident.

Ortiz batting .352 with seven homers and 23 RBIs this season for the Red Sox, who march last in their division.

Juventus is the new champion in italian soccer

Juventus, which had won the scudetto, finished undefeated championship yesterday, beating Atalanta 3-1 on a goal by Alessandro Del Piero in the last match in the national tournament. Juve totaled 84 points, followed by Milan with 80 who won 2-1 at Novara with a goal from veteran Pippo Inzaghi, also in his last game for the Rossoneri shirt. With 23 wins and fifteen draws, Juventus won the title 28mo its history and the first in nine years. The veteran Alessandro Del Piero, which came as a starter and as team captain, leave Juventus after 19 championships, with a total of 703 games, 289 goals and numerous titles, among which his six league and Champions Cup.

Treanor will coach Tigres del Licey

Dean Treanor and Fernando Ravelo

American baseball man Dean Treanor was introduced as the new manager of the dominican baseball team Tigres del Licey via videoconference Wednesday in the offices of the organization at the Estadio Quisqueya.

Treanor, 64, and who is the current manager of Indianapolis, triple A team of Pittsburgh Pirates, is in his sixth season in the Dominican League. He will be the manager 55 of the most popular baseball team in the Dominican Republic.
The office of Baseball Operations Treanor elected after Mike Guerrero and Eduardo Perez  who were recent finalists in the list of potential managers. Treanor, a native from California, led Leones del Escogido  in 2006,under the management of Pablo Peguero, but was laid off in the first half of November, then returned for four consecutive years with the Toros from la Romana from 2008 to 2012.With his last team, he went to a Caribbean Series, won two third places, one second, fifth and title of the local winter 2011.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

New York Yankees Pineda out for the Season

The Dominican pitcher Michael Pineda promises that soon will be back with the big club the New York Yankees.

The righty Dominican came as the inmediate future of the team's pitching rotation. At least as thought at the time by the general manager Brian Cashman.

With all the qualities and characteristics that appeal to Cashman in a pitcher with size, arm strength and youth, he did not hesitate a second to send the Mariners to their best prospect, Jesus Montero for Pineda, a trade that surprised everyone.

However, the bet has been given the opposite result. Pineda was seriously injured in his right shoulder and had to undergo a delicate operation.

Dominican women's volleyball team to the Olympics Games

The Dominican women's volleyball team qualified for the Olympic Games in London with his 3-1 victory over Cuba in the NORCECA regional tournament.

The Dominicans were imposed on Saturday night the Cubans with partial 25-18, 25-23, 27-29, 25-20.

The set female from the Dominican Republic is the sixth ranks the London Olympics after the U.S., Italy, China, Algeria and hosts Britain.

The Dominicans will participate for the second time in Olympic women's volleyball since the sport was included in the competitionsin 1964. The Dominicans also participated in Athens in 2004, they finished in eleventh place.

In the semifinals of the NORCECA qualifying tournament, the Dominican Republic defeated Canada 3-0 (25-15, 25-18, 25-15) while Cuba defeated Puerto Rico 3-1 (23-25​​, 25-17, 25-19, 25-22).

Albert Pujols: no homers in April

Albert Pujols hit a powerful left field line, and players of the Los Angeles Angels stood in the dugout, as the public at the stadium. The ball continued its path toward the stands, but eventually landed a fewfeet into foul territory.

A collective groan swept the Angel Stadium after that homer on Monday night, a cry that is repeated every night.

A month after the start of the season, after signing a $ 240 million, the most feared slugger in baseball seems to have run out ofgunpowder in the bat.
"I know I can hit home runs," Pujols said"I do not know when it will happen."

Pujols pulled a ball park around April, an amazing streak of 23 games and 92 at-bats without doing what he did 445 times in 11 seasons with the CardinalsSince the end of last seasonfirst baseman through the longest drought of his career with 29 games and 121 innings without connecting to full turn.

For a gifted hitter who is supposed to be in the prime of his career,is a disturbing streakeven in the early stages of his contract for 10 years.

For the Angels, who are paying a stratospheric figure who is regarded as the best hitter of his generation, is a problem that threatens to get ugly.

"I do not think about it," Pujols said"It could be tomorrow, next day in a month, do not know. My job is to be ready to play and make every swing ... when they reach the home runs come in bunches. "

For now, have not the uniform of the Angels, and that was not what the team expected when they signed Pujols for a decade with the third most lucrative contract in baseball history.

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