Warriors Mute Heat

akarta – After losing twice in a row, Indonesia Warriors back to winning ways. Facing Saigon Heat at home, the Warriors came out as the winner.

In advanced ASEAN Basketball League (ABL) at Mahaka Square, Jakarta, Wednesday (08/05/2013) night, the Warriors appeared dominant since the beginning. The defending champions eventually overcome the resistance of the Heat by a score of 82-68.

Chris Daniels to win the motor Warriors with donations 17 points and 11 rebounds. Stanley Pringle added 13 points, John Smith 12 points, and Mario Wuysang 11 points. Steven Thomas also recorded a double-double with 10 points and 14 rebounds.

In Heat camp, 22 points scored by Jose Antonio Reyes was not enough to save his team from defeat. Raphael Palmer donated 18 points and 18 rebounds.

With this victory, the Warriors have collected 14 wins from 20 matches this season. Todd Purves team made was still stuck in second place, under the San Miguel Beermen.

In the next game, the Warriors will be back playing at home. They will entertain JobStreet.com Singapore Slingers in Mahaka Square, Friday (05/10/2013).

Cycling-Armstrong says French findings on doping are no surprise

LONDON, July 25 (Reuters) – Lance Armstrong said he was not surprised by a French Senate inquiry’s findings that the top two in the 1998 Tour de France took the banned blood booster EPO because virtually all riders at that time cheated and told lies.

 “I am not surprised,” the disgraced Tour winner told Cyclingnews. “As I have said, it was an unfortunate era for all of us and virtually all of us broke the rules, and lied about it.”

The American, who was stripped of his seven Tour titles for doping, called for cycling to address its doping past in a “collective and co-operative manner”.

“If we don’t come together, have the conversation and draw a line in the sand and then move on, we’re all screwed,” he said.

Armstrong admitted having taken performance-enhancing drugs in January and was stripped of the Tour titles he won from 1999 to 2005 after the United States Anti-Doping Agency said it had uncovered a sophisticated doping programme.

 Armstrong did not compete in 1998 because he was battling cancer but the French Senate inquiry, published on Wednesday, named him as testing positive for EPO in 1999.

 Italian Marco Pantani, who won the Tour in 1998 and died of a drug overdose in 2004, and Jan Ullrich of Germany, who finished second in 1998, were among those named in the 918-page report compiled by a parliamentary group who called for a “truth and reconciliation” commission (TRC) to be created to lift the veil of silence on illegal practices.

 Since Armstrong confessed to doping on the Oprah Winfrey show in January he has called for a truth and reconciliation programme on several occasions.

 WADA, the world anti-doping agency, the International Cycling Union (UCI) and national federations have been wary of the suggestion, although UCI presidential candidate Brian Cookson has appeared open to the suggestion of Armstrong sharing his past.

Armstrong continued: “I have not been contacted by anyone. I suspect in many ways they (WADA) are afraid of a TRC as it would fly in the face of the now famous talking point ‘the most sophisticated doping programme in the history of the world’.”

Asked if the Senate’s findings would benefit the sport, Armstrong told Cyclingnews: “I don’t know. I really don’t.

“I’d like to think that there is some good in all this but from my perspective, sitting here today, there has been nothing but damage done to the sport.” (Reporting by Mike Collett; Editing by Clare Fallon)

Surviving Fabregas, Neymar Shines

FC Barcelona captain, Carles Puyol, feel confident if his team midfielder, Cesc Fabregas will stay at the Nou Camp, as bersinarnya new striker, Neymar.
Reports emerged later if Manchester United continue to pursue Fabregas, although two of them have rejected bid Blaugrana. With known circumstances, Puyol assess if 26-year-old midfielder will not leave.
“I do not think Fabregas will leave Barcelona,” said the Spanish international defender was brief.
In addition, it also supports Neymar so quickly impressed with his new club. Insistence smelling support was expressed, after assessing the ability of the 21-year-old Brazilian was outstanding.
“Neymar is an exceptional player. He was young, just have not gotten a lot of experience. But he was ready to play for Barcelona. “

Nasri: Disappointing Pass Season

Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri, revealed that last season a disappointing season for his team, having failed to win any trophies.
Competition after winning the Premier League in season 2011/12, the appearance of The Citizens considered decreased in 2012/13 season. As a result, they were destroyed in the Champions League and all the domestic competitions are followed.
As a consequence, the current coach, Roberto Mancini finally fired at the end of the season, before being replaced Manuel Pellegrini. Failure assessed Nasri last season as disappointing period.
“Obviously it was a very disappointing season and lost our title as the British champion is failure, in which case it is hard to accept the whole squad,” said the Frenchman.
“We did not win a single trophy, and it was certainly disappointing for a club like City. We’ve been through a tough year, but we will learn from mistakes to get a wonderful season next year. “

Li Na Meet Sharapova in Final

Stuttgart – The tickets round of the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix finals had been won by Li Na. Li defeated Bethanie Mattek-Sands and will challenge defending champion Maria Sharapova.

Competing in the Porsche Arena on Saturday (04/27/2013), Li wins in straight sets over Mattek-Sands. The second seed defeated his opponent by a score of 6-4, 6-3 in 1 hour and 32 minutes.

This victory brings Li to Sharapova in the final. Sharapova first pass after beating Angelique Kerber 6-3, 2-6, 7-5.

Sharapova and Li have met 13 times. So far, Sharapova is still ahead of Li by bagging eight victories.

But, in the last two meetings in the semifinals of the Australian Open, Li became the winner with a score of 6-2, 6-2.

Kobe Bryant Practicing With AC Milan squad

Kobe Bryant, berlatih sejenak dengan skuat Milan selain menjalani perawatan cedera tendon Achilles

Barcelona apparently not the only European club football are popular Kobe Bryant.

U.S. basketball star who played for the LA Lakers for this is known as a supporter Blauragana. But, aside from the Catalan giants, Kobe was also supports elite team of the Italian Serie A, AC Milan.

On Saturday (20/7) is, Kobe was caught visiting Rossoneri at Milanello training base for treatment of Achilles tendon injuries recently smother.

However, in addition to these reasons, the 34-year-old basketball player also take advantage of the visit to the practice squad for a moment with the Rossoneri. Milan tifosi itself then appreciate the arrival of their fame to give this one back number 24 jersey, corresponding Kobe in Lakers uniform.

Indonesia in Grand Final of 3×3 World Basketball

Indonesia Masuk Grand Final Basket 3x3 Dunia

Jakarta – The Indonesian team won the FIBA ​​3×3 World Tour event Tokyo Master 2013. By bringing the team name Yoska Jakarta, Indonesia bowed team Nagoya (Japan) in the final round on Sunday, July 21, 2013 with the score 16-15.
“This victory is not anyone thought,” said coach Yoska Jakarta, Anthony Gunawan at Hotel Atlet Century Jakarta, Tuesday, July 23, 2013, evening. The reason, the players just have little preparation time and have never played with three against three schemes. Not to mention, he said, his opponents are the best players representing each country.
Anthony describes his team lost in the preliminary round twice and only won once. However, they qualified for the second round because bears three teams with the best ratings. “After that we did not want to give up home. We focus per game and was finally able to get in the final and win,” he said.
Ramadhani said team captain Fandi although the first time three players to play with the format, his colleagues were able to show the best game. According to him, basically playing basketball at the same everywhere. It’s just using a 3×3 game rules and playing strategies specifically. “It was difficult to play. But we try to focus on playing games per game,” said Fandi, who plays Aspac.
Fandi said that in the first game against the team they play very bad Guangzhou. The cause is not just a matter of non-technical, such as hot weather, wind, and outdoor field, the players also do not know how to set the tempo of the game. But it could eventually be overcome after entering the second game.
Armed with passion and are reluctant to throw away a chance to play in the international arena, he said, the team was playing trengginas. “It can not be separated from our strong defense. Especially fitting in the final round,” said Anthony.
Secretary-General of the Basketball Association of Indonesia Indonesia Agus Mauro said they were proud to qualify for the grand final which will be held in Istanbul, Turkey. This achievement is the best achievement of Indonesian basketball team. “This is a tremendous victory, because our opponents are very good,” said Agus. He hopes that Indonesia could play more leverage in the grand final round later.
Further, Sport Director of the Federation Internationale de Basket-ball Amateur Kosta Iliev said initially the presence of the Indonesian team does not get the spotlight means. Costa also said he was surprised Indonesia could qualify and represent the Asia Pacific-Oceania region.
“It turns out Jakarta formidable team. Hopefully it can continue in the grand final,” he said. On the other hand, is currently being sought to basketball FIBA ​​3×3 can go down in the 2016 Olympics. According to Costa, basketball 3×3 has a good development.
For this result, Jakarta Yoska reinforced Fandi Ramadhani, Wijaya Saputra, Vinton Nollan, and Rizky Effendi entitled to a cash prize of $ 10,000 and a ticket to the world championship. Until now, only two teams that already have a place in the grand final, ie Jakarta and Nagoya.
FIBA are still awaiting the results of the series in the series tour San Juan, Puerto Rico; series Prague, Czech Republic; Laussane, Switzerland, and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The grand

Medical tests pass, Higuain-Reina Coming Up Players Napoli

Naples – Transfer Gonzalo Higuain and Pepe Reina soon completed by Napoli after both players pass the medical tests. To then Higuain and Reina will be introduced to the public next Monday.

This certainty was announced the president of Il Partenopei, Aurelio De Laurentiis, via his twitter account. Higuain himself purchased with a tag of 37 million euros from Real Madrid on loan for a season while Reina of Liverpool.

“Higuain and Reina has passed a medical and will soon be joining this team,” De Laurentiis said as quoted by Football Italia.

Move the top two players that would have lead to enthusiasm in all elements of the club ranging from brass to fans. Moreover Napoli Serie A team so the most active in the transfer market this shop.

Before Higuain and Reina, Napoli are now handled Rafael Benitez had already been bought Jose Callejon, Dries Mertens, Rafael Cabral, Raul Albiol and Pablo Armero.

These six players will then be formally introduced to the public San Paolo earlier this week or next Monday (29/7), coinciding with a friendly counter Galatasaray.

“On Monday we will celebrate tomorrow afternoon massively in San Paolo. You will be able to see the other new players as well,” he continued.

“You’ll get to see the new jersey, new club anthem and cheerleaders met Napoli. Napoli-Galatasaray will be a great night and always remembered in the history of this club.”

“Kam can say that we’ve worked hard, but we will not stop here! Forza Napoli always!”