Slam Dunk Contest and Three Figures Shot Liven NBL All-Star

Surabaya – Indonesia Events Speedy NBL All-Star 2013 in the DBL Arena, Saturday (06/29/2013) future, will be more exciting and festive event with a supporter of the slam dunk contest and three-point shots.

Slam dunk contest will be followed by five participants, namely Ruslan (Stadium Jakarta), Wijaya Saputra (CLS Knights Surabaya), Restu Dwi Purnomo (Milky Way Nikko Steel Malang), Ferdinand Damanik (Pelita Jaya Jakarta Energy-MP), and Yoppi France Giay ( Satya Discourse Angsapura Salatiga LBC).

Ruslan is the winner of a similar contest last year. At that time, he got a near-perfect score of 29 or of three judges namely Azrul Ananda (PT NBL Indonesia), Sean Dandy (MPM Honda), and Charles Smith (Professional Basketball Alumni Ascociation – PBAA).

Ruslan actions taken when it was very intriguing. Center berpostur 198 cm was a slam dunk by skipping Honda Beat is occupied Dandy Sean.

This year, Ruslan will try to defend his title. He has made a number of preparations in order to maintain its status as the country’s best dunker. He was diligent in seeking references from YouTube to improve its capabilities.

“Action Terrence Ross won the Slam Dunk Contest at the NBA All-Star 2013 y

Spanish trio Possible First game Absent in Chelsea

Spanish-owned three Chelsea players, likely will miss their first game in the Premier League. Fernando Torres, Juan Mata, and Cesar Azpilicueta, its power will be used by the Spanish national team to face Ecuador on 14 August 2013.

All three will be flown to London 24 hours before the first match against Hull City Blues held on August 18, 2013. Highly unlikely if all three matches to play after passing an international level adjacent and fly in a relatively long journey time.

“For a list of players that will be deployed against Hull, I will specify in the two days before the opening match was held. Due to their list of players to rely on the defense of the national team,” said the Chelsea manager, Jose Mourinho as reported by the Guardian.

“I’m not going to let them play with the physical condition is not good. They will do the grueling trip from Ecuador for 15 hours,” he continued.

Currently they also are not included in Chelsea’s pre-season tour in Thailand and Indonesia. Three players are still going off after defending Spain in the 2013 Confederations Cup.

Cycling-Strict testing means cycling cleanest sport, says Froome

PARIS, July 22 (Reuters) – Stringent drug testing means cycling is now probably the cleanest sport, Tour de France champion Chris Froome said on Monday.

 Froome is the first rider to win the Tour since American Lance Armstrong was stripped of his seven titles for cheating and, perhaps unsurprisingly given cycling’s drug-tainted past, the Briton found the finger of suspicion pointing at him during the race.

 “The way the sport is now and the way the testing is, it is so, so strict. Each rider has a blood passport where almost on a monthly basis, readings are taken,” Froome said in an interview with Reuters TV the day after his triumph.

“People don’t realise the amount of testing we actually go through. I am confident to say that cycling really must be one of the cleanest sports, if not the cleanest, just because of the way it’s policed and controlled.”

The Team Sky rider had to endure the inevitable questions about doping from the media during the three-week race.

“That did add an aspect, a different aspect to our race that not only were we thinking about the race and the challenges that presented but also that aspect off the bike of having to answer questions about our legitimacy and what we did to get to this point,” the 28-year-old said.

 “I completely understand those questions, it’s normal given the revelations from Lance Armstrong’s era. I am just happy that I have been able to answer those questions and to show people that the sport really has changed,” Froome added.

Kenyan-born Froome now has his sights on September’s world championships in Italy but believes this year’s Tour win could be the first of many after he dominated the 100th edition of the race.

 He became the second successive British winner of the Tour after Bradley Wiggins when he crossed the finish line on the Champs Elysees on Sunday to finish four minutes 20 seconds ahead of Colombian Nairo Quintana in the overall standings.

The mountainous route on this year’s race suited Froome, who is a fantastic climber and a good time trialer, and he finished with three stage wins to his name.

 “It is still a little bit early to be talking about that but the Tour de France is a beautiful race, it is the pinnacle of our cycling calendar and I would love to be back again to try and target future editions,” he said. (Writing by Alison Wildey in London; Editing by Clare Fallon)

Murray: Against Djokovic is hard challenge

Facing the number one in the world in the final round of the Wimbledon tournament is definitely not an easy matter, but according to Andy Murray’s challenge will turn into a remarkable achievement that successfully won.
“It’s simple: I have to do everything well against Novak. I can not let one or two parts of my game is not growing,” said Murray, who is now the world number two in a special column written for the BBC.

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When asked whether the game on Sunday (07/06) this will be the game terakbarnya during career, Murray said winning a Wimbledon tournament has always been a pinnacle of achievement in sports, but he hopes there will be a similar final parties.
“So we have to wait until one day I stopped playing (tennis) and could look backwards to decide where the biggest fight of my career.”
If Djokovic overcame resistance today, Murray will become the first British man in 77 years to restore the Wimbledon trophy to his native land.

But since the beginning of Murray knows exactly how fierce resistance which could be demonstrated by the Serbian tennis player was in critical point as the final round this time.
Murray example shows how the fitness of Djokovic’s physical condition that could confer resistance to rival Click for hours.
“He’s unbelievable shape lately, might have to face him for five-six hours is very tiring.”
But Murray said in the face of such a possibility was that he was doing a series of hard and disciplined preparation including the trivial matter such as maintaining food intake.
“Click Once (escaped) party quarterfinals I eat a bar of chocolate, but do not worry there is no other feast before the final.”
The 26-year-old bachelor said there would be “something bad food until after the final”.

Madrid and Napoli Agree to Higuain

Real Madrid and Napoli rumored to have agreed on the transfer of striker Gonzalo Higuain. The official announcement from both camps will be issued as soon as possible.
As reported by Spanish media two based in Madrid, Marca and AS, Il Partenopei agreed to buy El Pipita with detailed price was 37 million euros plus 3 million euros in the form of bonuses.
At the San Paolo, 25-year-old players will get paid $ 6 million euros per season or 1 million euros more than his salary in El Real. With the value of this salary, Higuain will be one of the players with the biggest salary in Serie A.
Higuain true some time ago almost joined Arsenal, but the Gunners camp would not pay more than 28 million euros to ask for her hand.

Higuain get Closer to Napoli

Napoli – Gonzalo Higuain will most likely soon be a Napoli player. The Argentina striker has been rumored to be in Italy to continue the process of transfer to the Stadio San Paolo.

Diansir Italian Football, Higuain had landed in the city of Rome on this day, Wednesday (24/7), and immediately underwent medical tests. Napoli reportedly put up 37 million euros for Real Madrid to get the 25-year-old player, beyond a certain bonus amount can be up to 3 million euros.

Higuain joined Les Merengues in 2006. When digaet of the River Plate, he was rewarded with a transfer value of 12 million euro nominal.

During the joint El Real, the 25-year-old attacker was a success, although in the last few seasons have played alternately with striker Karim Benzema as a starter. Total Higuain Madrid appeared in 187 games and 107 goals packing.

Napoli president, Aurelio De Laurentiis, was intending to improve the team after losing Cavani who sold to Paris Saint-Germain. Previous Higuain industrious associated with two other clubs: Juventus and Arsenal.

Blanc: Verratti Not For Sale!

Paris Saint-Germain boss, Laurent Blanc confirmed about the future of young midfielder Marco Verratti he called not for sale.
The Italian young players have been linked with Fiorentina interest, but Blanc insists the former players Pescara remained in Paris.
“Marco is a PSG player,” said Blanc.
“There are a lot of rumors about his future, but he has a contract with us”,
“I hope he stays because I like him as a player, he has great talent and is a young player potential”.

Waiting for “coolest pair” in Formula One

Rumor attraction of Red Bull withdraw from Lotus Kimi Raikkonen continues to grow. The Iceman combination with Sebastian Vettel assessed will be very cool for the world racing pole.

Raikkonen comeback this season acted pretty incredible. Despite a long absence, the Finnish driver is able to penetrate the top three standings F1 Vettel and become a competitor as well as his former team, Ferrari.

It made Raikkonen into one of three candidates who will replace Mark Webber, who decided to retire at the end of the season. Kimi stay competitive with Toro Tosso duo, Daniel Ricciardo and Jean-Eric Vergne.

However, McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton-Raikkonen Vettel assess the combination is the most interesting. Because, Raikkonen could be assessed a new rival for the defending champion.

“Today will be a very cool look at Kimi in Red Bull. He would complicate Seb (Vettel),” said Hamilton in the British newspaper, The Sun.

“Kimi is a superb rider, everyone knows it. So it will be very interesting what he would do with a better car,” added the champion of the 2008 F1 season.

Lotus Party is still reluctant to release their hero is. Raikkonen himself insists there is no agreement whatsoever on the future. “If I know (about the future) will definitely be my responsibility to stop these nonsense rumors,” said Kimi.

Raikkonen started his career in 2001 with Sauber defending. After that, he moved to McLaren a year later before solidifying Ferrari in 2007.

33-year-old man had quit F1 in 2009 and performed at the rally event World Rally Championship (WRC) and Nascar. In 2012, the 2007 F1 champion eventually back to racing pole.

Longtime NBA exec Stu Jackson to leave post, Rod Thorn returns to league office

NBA Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations Stu Jackson will be leaving the league after more than 13 years, commissioner David Stern announced Wednesday. Jackson will be replaced by veteran league and team executive Rod Thorn, who will assume the title of President of Basketball Operations on August 1.

 

“Stu has made enormous contributions to the NBA over the past 13 years,” Stern said. “He informed (Stern and several other league officials) some months ago that after a long and distinguished career at the league, he felt that this was the appropriate time to step down. We thank Stu for a job very well done, including assisting with the transition to Rod, and wish him the best in his future endeavors.”

 

Jackson was in charge of all oncourt and international basketball operations, including game rules, conduct, discipline and analytics. He also served as chairman of the NBA Competition Committee and on FIBA’s Competition Commission and USA Basketball’s Board of Directors.

 

“The NBA has given me an extraordinary opportunity to work with some of the most talented people in sports and I am extremely proud to be associated with the remarkable global growth of the league, which couldn’t be in better hands with Rod coming in to lead Basketball Operations,” Jackson said in a statement. “I’m looking forward to applying my NBA experience as I move onto my next challenge.”

 

Jackson has been in college or pro basketball for over 30 years. Prior to coming to the NBA, he also served as as head coach of the New York Knicks, was President and General Manager of the Vancouver Grizzlies, head coach at the University of Wisconsin, and assistant coach at Providence College, Washington State and the University of Oregon.

 

Thorn, meanwhile, returns to the league office, where he previously spent 10 seasons as President of Basketball Operations, after executive stints with New Jersey and, most recently, Philadelphia. He also served earlier in his career with the Chicago Bulls.

Five New Terms coach Barcelona

FOKUS: Lima Syarat Pelatih Baru Barcelona

Search still continues, on Friday (19/7) and then Barcelona announced his retirement as coach Tito Vilanova Catalan club have had to continue treatment for salivary gland cancer which he suffered. And as one might expect, the attention immediately drawn to the exact figure will replace her.

Former Barca midfielder and team B coach Luis Enrique is the favorite to replace Vilanova, Gerardo Martino who also recently made the Catalans are interested and would hold a meeting with the Argentine coach on Monday (22/7).

Even so, there are many other big names who are called to lead Barca back decent success in domestic and European level on the 20013/14, Goal try to guess the criteria for the Catalan team’s quest for the ideal position to take the baton from Pep Guardiola and Vilanova who has led the over the last five years.

Vilanova so hard slap departure for Barcelona, ​​the Catalan club meseki have had in a while coach Joan Francesc Ferrer themselves or used to be called ‘Ruby’ which could also replace Villanova last season, but his name will not be seen to be the main trainer.

The end of July is not an ideal time to look for a new coach and there is also limited options for the Catalans. Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas straight into a favorite for the position, but Barca have little opportunity to be able to bring the Portuguese man of White Hart Lane when his new season is getting closer.

Likewise with Michael Laudrup who has committed to Swansea success with the club from Wales in 2012/13 campaign. The Danish man, who has also been linked with rivals Barca, Real Madrid, has made a contract extension to stay afloat in the Premier League and understood, the assistant will now be disappointed if he decided to dock to the Camp Nou.

Luis Enrique had a situation not much different from having just extended his contract with Celta Vigo earlier this summer, but the former Barcelona and Spain star could still be obtained by redeeming clause of his contract worth € 3 million, with Barca includes Rubi as his successor.

Athletic Bilbao boss Ernesto Valverde is another coach who admired the Catalan club for some time, as the former Barcelona player, the name Velverde always called when Balugrana need new coach, but he had just handle Bilbao and has strong ties with the Basque so the move is almost impossible.

The former Bayern Munich boss Jupp Heynckes and former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson had indeed decided to retire as a coach and no longer optional for this case, while Roberto Mancini is still unemployed after leaving Manchester City this summer, but did not enter as a strong option.

Frank Rijkaard names appear obvious, but his last two seasons at the Nou Camp without a trophy makes Barca have to think twice to give him a second chance.

Then there is the duo of Argentina, Marcelo Bielsa and Gerardo Martino. Both are still unemployed, Bielsa has left Bilbao at the end of last season and the new Martino out of Newell’s Old Boys. Both are so important consideration, although Martino is more favored as preferred by Lionel Messi and be attractive options if Barca did not so use the services of Luis Enrique.

Luis Enrique has played 300 times for Barcelona and also worked as coach of Barca B between 2008 and 2011. During that time, Enrique worked very close with the first team coach Pep Guardiola and Vilanova his assistant.

43-year-old man has also played with the senior retainer beberpa Catalan team today, as Carles Puyol, Xavi Hernandez, Andres Iniesta and Victor Valdes, while he has also coached the younger players when he became coach at Barca B. If Blaugrana want continuity and a good understanding of the club, no one better than him.

Valverde and Laudrup, both a former Barca player, but the bond of their work with the Catalan team not so long ago, it would be difficult to pick them. While Rijkaard no longer be a serious consideration after his success at Barca in 2003 and 2006, when it won two Spanish league titles and one Champions League under her care. This is a selection of Dutch men old Barcelona president Juan Laporta and Rosell did not want to follow the footsteps of ‘former’ friends – now enemies – the.

Martino himself has keutungan as a recommendation Messi, but the Argentine coach has not been tested in Europe.

Athletic Bilbao brilliant performance in 2011/12 reminds us of the style of play Barcelona is attractive. Guardiola even known to ask for advice from Bielsa before beginning his coaching career remarkable. On several occasions, the Argentine coach Pep revealed that will fit into its successor at the Camp Nou. In the case style of play, former Argentina national team coach is considered compatible with the philosophy of the Blaugrana, although some players in Bilbao was needed a long time to understand the complex ideas of El Loco.

Philosophy is applied Martino played almost the same as Bielsa, he was also an admirer of Barca game. Newel’s brought the domestic title and reached the semi-finals of the Copa Libertadores with an attractive game. Playing style also fit.

Style of attacking football that brought him admired Laudrup Camp Nou, while the style of play Valverde and Andre Villas-Boas is also ideal to be applied in the Catalan team. Portuguese coach is fond of using Barca favorite formation, the 4-3-3.

So also with Luis Enrique, who like Guardiola, will continue playing the Catalans and the system will adopt formations in Barca B. Former Roma coach is a marathon runner and competitor in the triathlon sporting event, so the physical will always be awake to memipin every match at Camp Nou – especially after the defeat by Barca in last season’s physical condition and highly visible when struck down Bayern Munich in the semi-finals Champions League.

While Mancini, deemed unsuitable as a more pragmatic approach, Barca could even stalking successors in the City, Manuel Pellegrini, if Tito resigned earlier. Barca have long admired the style of play the Chilean coach, but it is impossible because he has just joined the Etihad Stadium.

Bielsa relationship with the media is very tense, some time Argentine man makes his own mental players dropped due to comments spiciness, like Javi Martinez and Fernando Llorente, both eventually left the club. The reason it makes Barca doubt will choose the former boss of the Albiceleste, who rarely live more than two seasons at the club he coached, and often leaving his team in a bad state.

Martino is much more muted. Rarely gets the spotlight when a Paraguayan national team coach from the local media, Newell’s former boss also enjoys harmonious relationship with the media that pose a good impression on players.

In this section, Luis Enrique was accused of arrogance when he was dealing with Rome and demanded his players to emulate Guardiola’s style of play, something that may be missing in Barcelona itself in the second round last season. Enrique is a popular player and coach at the Catalans, who indicated he would get more respect from the fans and the local media. It will make the players respect him, many players who’ve known him on and off the field.

Another name that will be competing, Laudrup and Heynckes both have a good profile to be a coach in the Camp Nou, is known for his good relations with the media and players. It reminds us of when Jose Mourinho was not an option Barca in 2008 because of the style of play and his controversial stance on the media.

Last seen three coaches in Barcelona, ​​performance management is not a primary criterion for choosing their Catalan. Rijkaard arrived at the Camp Nou without winning a trophy as a coach, Guardiola did not have a regular team coaching experience, while Vilanova was promoted from his position as a former assistant. However, they eventually succeed in Blaugrana.

Of some coaches rumored in recent days, Heynckes is the most successful (exception on Ferguson, who is almost impossible to train Barca). Mancini was also a successful coach, while Villas-Boas won three trophies in one season with Porto, Martino grabbed the title Argentina with Newell’s (also four league titles Paraguay) and Laudrup won the English League Cup for Swansea last season.

Luis Enrique may be present without the achievement of a career that was briefly at senior level, but his track record as a player and coach of Barca B team is very successful (he brought them to the Segunda Division) has to figure the most likely of all the candidates there. So clear is the reason, why Enrique is a prime target for the Catalan team receives the baton from his colleagues before, Vilanova.