Friday, January 20, 2012

Pepe please Messi after footprint

Pepe, The Real Madrid's Portuguese defender wanted to apologize for his action in Wednesday's game against Barca in the Copa del Rey, where Leo Messi stepped on, but saw his action as involuntary. "It never goes through my head hurt a colleague."

The defender, who has spoken to the media club, explained that "with respect to the play with Leo Messi from and I mean that was an involuntary act.

But even then
, if Messi is offended I apologize for what I intend to defend my team and my organization, "he said.

Finally, in his defense, emphasized that comes "in body and soul, never goes through my head hurt a colleague."


Gary Carter´s health is getting worse



Gary Carter's health has worsened.

The former catcher and Hall of Famer who played for the New York Mets was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor in May, received on Thursday the results of his last scan, according to his daughter Kimmy Bloomers.

"I would say that the results were good ... now there are several new points tumors in the brain of my dad. I write these words with tears in my eyes because I'm sad for my dad," she wrote in her blog.

"Dr. Jimmy Harris will come tonight at my father's house to talk with families about the next step," she added.

Carter, 57 years and member of the Hall of Fame, underwent magnetic resonance tomography Friday in North Palm Beach, Florida, and the results were sent to his doctors at Duke University for evaluation.

A day earlier, fell during a doctor's appointment and completely tore the elbow, wrote Bloomers. Also fell on Christmas Eve, he said.

"It's very painful and need surgery, but all I can do now is keep Dad rehabilitation," he said.


Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard most voted for NBA All Star Game

Kobe Bryant Dwight Howard



The second installment of the popular vote for the upcoming All-Star center Dwight Howard kept, the Orlando Magic, as preferred by the public, while Kobe Bryant of the Lakers in Los Angeles is the second .

The Spanishs Pau and Marc Gasol along with rookie Ricky Rubio in third place in their respective positions of power forward, pivot and base, respectively, within the Western Conference.

Another Spanish, guard Jose Manuel Calderon, Toronto Raptors, is sixth in the Eastern Conference.

While the power forward Nene of the Denver Nuggets is the best Latin American player ranked at fourth place in the list, behind Marc Gasol, Memphis Grizzlies.

Another power forward, dominican Al Horford of the Atlanta Hawks, who is injured and will be sidelined for at least three months, ranks sixth in the voting in the Eastern Conference.

The Argentine veteran guard 'Manu' Ginobili, the Spurs San Antonio Spurs, also injured, was in eighth place in the Western Conference.

Howard is the most voted in the Eastern Conference, followed by the base star of the Chicago Bulls, Derrick Rose, who beat LeBron James, Miami Heat, second last week, which fell to third place.


While in the Western Conference, Bryant continues as the preferred, followed by forward Kevin Durant, the Oklahoma City Thunder and the third in the vote is for the guard Chris Paul, Los Angeles Clippers.

According to the current voting for the All-Star Game to be played on February 26 in Orlando (Florida), the starting lineups would be the Rose, Dwyane Wade, Howard, James and Carmelo Anthony to the Eastern Conference.


Dominican Carmona arrested for false ID

Who will be next?


In the Cleveland Indians they knew him as Fausto Carmona a pitcher born in the Dominican Republic 28 years ago.

But yesterdat
it was learned that his real name is Roberto Hernandez Heredia and has 31 years, not 28.

The trap actually Carmona-Hernandez was discovered on Thursday when his fake ID was not passed to renew your visa to return to the United States and reported to spring camp of the MLB Baseball team.

At the time he was arrested and presumably faked his identity in order to subtract years and provide his firm with a major league team.

"I am aware of what happened, but for now I can not comment (...). We must await the official position of the team ", said the Indians manager, Manny Acta, interviewed in The Chronicle.

The official position of the team does not arrive soon, according from the statement of Chris Antonetti, Indians General Manager. "We are gathering information (...). At the moment we can not say anything more, "said the site of MLB.

Not yet known if the crime be prohibited from participating Carmona in the field or even in the spring season.

In November the Indians exercised a one-year option and $ 7 million for the right services for the 2012 season.

Carmona came on the scene of the majors in 2006 as one of the Indians bullpen. In 2007 he finished fourth in voting for the Cy Young Award after winning 19 and losing 8 games with an ERA of 3.06.

After two good years their performance has been erratic, collecting improved to 33-48 with an ERA of 5.01 in 111 starts between 2008 and 2011.




Tigres del Licey out of baseball finals


In Dominican Baseball, Aguilas Cibaeñas defeated 5-4 to the Tigres del Licey in the final game of the Round Robin and now the baseball team from Santiago will play in the Final Series of dominican winter baseball against the Leones del Escogido.

Aguilas Cibaeñas rebounded from a slump had six straight wins, which gave them his ticket to the final.

The win went to reliever Mauricio Báez, pitching a scoreless inning and striking out two opponents, while the closer Miguel Batista is credited with the rescue, the fifth of the "Round Robin".

The defeat was for Freddy Dolsí, who pitched two thirds of an inning and allowed one run.


Saturday, January 14, 2012

New York Yankees trade Montero for dominican Pineda


New York
Yankees sent two of their top prospects to the Seattle Mariners in exchange for right-hander Michael Pineda, several sources reported.

The Yankees broke away from the catcher Jesus Montero and pitcher Hector Noesí, in exchange for right-hander Pineda and Jose Campos, Jon Heyman reported from CBSSports.com.


The Yankees also signed japanese pitcher Hiroki Kuroda for one year and $ 10 million.

Pineda, 22 recorded 9-10 with 3.74 ERA for the Mariners last season with 173 strikeouts in 171 innings.

Montero, 22, played 18 games with the Yankees in 2011 where he hit .328 with a .406 OBP, four homers, 12 RBIs in 69 innings.


Friday, January 13, 2012

Manny wants to be a model player



At the beginning of last season, Manny Ramirez abruptly retired from baseball after a second anti-doping rule violation in the majors, choosing to quit the sport rather than comply with a suspension of 100 matches.

Now, Ramirez wants a chance to prove a major league team for spring training, hoping that his request out of retirement and that obtaining a reduction of his punishment, 100 to 50 games show MLB baseball teams that he has changed.

"I want to show people that Manny can change, you can do the right thing," Ramirez told ESPN's Pedro Gomez in an interview. "And prove that I can still play. I do not want to leave the sport as I did".

I also want to teach my children that if you make a mistake, do not quit. Go back and fix it. And if you're going, you're going the right way. "

"Many people come to me and say, hey, this guy made ​​a mistake but not conquered. Look how it ended. He did the right thing and back, "Ramirez said to Gomez.


2013 ford fusion is launched


Ford arrived at the Detroit Auto Show with the new 2013 Fusion arrives as the latest global model and will be available with three modes of operation: diesel, hybrid and plug-in hybrid, each designed to offer the best performance and exciting driving experience.

Its silhouette is strong and fresh and represents the latest model in a series that began with the Fiesta and Focus, cars designed to satisfy consumers who want efficiency, useful technologies and an attractive appearance.

The design is based on five points: innovation profile silhouette with a much more robust, lines that suggest a lightweight and efficient car, a refined surface language elements such as LED lights and exhaust pipes that express the technological qualities of the car and a new face that marks the evolution of Ford's global design in small and medium vehicles.

Also known as Mondeo in other parts of the world, will sell three trim levels: S, SE and the highest Titanium.

The new Fusion delivers high performance levels. You can choose between a four-cylinder EcoBoost engine yields between 26 and 37 miles per gallon, has start-stop system, front wheel drive or all-manual transmission or six-speed automatic. The other is a 2.0-liter engine with automatic transmission, 19-inch wheels and all-wheel drive.





Al Horford out for 3 months


The NBA All-Star center Al Horford will miss at least three months with a shoulder injury a major blow to a playoff contender Atlanta Hawks in the Eastern Conference.

The team announced on Thursday that the dominican Horford broke his left pectoral muscle in the first quarter of Wednesday's game against Indiana.

The injury is likely to require surgery, an impressive team that has made the playoffs four consecutive years and has had a solid start with wins over Miami and Chicago in the early stages.

Horford, a two-time All-Star, could be out for up to four months, which would lead to his rehabilitation away in the playoffs - the Hawks are going to find a second opinion before making the final decision to undergo surgery, but even the most optimistic projection will keep him out until mid April.


Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Sports Teams as Design Influence



If you've ever watched an old home and garden show, you often notice the same kind of designs: plain wall colors, subtle decorations and a lot of flowers. Let's be practical, not everyone is a fan of flowers in every room. Maybe you want something that speaks to you better, like sports.

If you're a sports fan, you have to look no further than your favorite team to redesign your space. For a child's bedroom, you can let your imagination run wild by adding large amounts of sports memorabilia to everything possible. Painting murals of the field or buying cutouts of the child's favorite player will make the room a fan's dream.

For an adult's room, you may want to go with something a little more subtle. Granted, you may love baseball but there's no need to have cutouts of the entire infield in your room. Go for linens that match the teams colors. Alternating the colors, like having gold shams and purple sheets can look good and serve as a personal touch to one of your most personal spaces.

If you want to get creative, you could have a headboard or nightstand made out of the wood from baseball bats. Another great idea is to paint the walls a deep or neutral tone of the team colors, with three walls one color and the last acting as an accent wall. Then hang professional black and white photos of the playing field or court.

Another great idea is looking to the mascots. While most mascots are created to look like cartoons, you can find figures or pictures of the actual animal or item the mascot was created after and add it to the decor. For example, if your team is the Cardinals you can get a professional photograph of a cardinal bird, frame it and add it into the decor.

No matter the team or colors, you can always find a way to make the design work. Just be creative and keep an open mind. Soon your room is going to go from old and dated to fun and sophisticated.

Megan Gates is an active blogger who provides written work to the blogosphere pertaining to NY Real Estate Listings, Hamptons Condos, home improvement and the latest architecture, design, fashion and travel. Follow her on twitter @MEGatesDesign.


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