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.

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