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Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Tennis Sports News: U.S. Open: Andy Roddick stops young U.S. qualifier


Tennis News: One day, fans can see a fall in the Arthur Ashe Stadium, a little game to another American star.

For now, Andy Roddick is the man they want to see the U.S. Open.

Two days before his 30th birthday, Roddick defeated qualifier Rhyne Williams 21 years of Knoxville, Tennessee, 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 in a first round match on Tuesday.

Williams, the NCAA runner-up in 2011, it has received a wildcard in the standings, three games in a row last week at Flushing Meadows for the squad come suddenly found himself in his debut on the stage of the Grand Slam world tennis against the 2003 Champion.

"I was hoping it would not let me go to a service," Williams said when asked his first thought after it. The name of the next draw Roddick "I was like, 'Oh, no, where's he's my first thought was" .. It will be great that I can play in front of a large audience.

"It was quite an experience."

Later Tuesday, defending champion Novak Djokovic his first game, but 18 of the next 19 escaped en route to a 6-1, 6-0, 6-1 win over Paolo Lorenzi of Italy. Second-seeded Djokovic won 79 of the 114 points and finished with seven aces and 32 winners to zero and 10 for his opponent.

The match lasted 73 minutes.

After Lorenzi won the first game of the third set, raised his hands in victory fictional and has a nice hand from the crowd. But that's it. He won the same number of games he has lost the Grand Slam season in a 6-2, 6-0, 6-0 Djokovic in the first round of the Australia Open.

In women's singles, Serena Williams moved into the second round with a 6-1, 6-1 dismissal of Coco Vandeweghe. At the exit wins at Wimbledon and the Olympic Games in London, the fourth set Williams looked sharp, committing only nine unforced errors.

Previously defeated sister Serena, Venus, American wild card Bethanie Mattek-Sands 6-3 6-1. It was the first match at Flushing Meadows since the withdrawal of Venus before the second round last year with the fatigue caused by Sjogren's syndrome. More recently, Venus is struggling with back problems, but after his victory, he said. "I can not complain"

"I feel good," he said. "I'm glad you're here and in the next round."

American teenager Sloane Stephens upset the 12th-seeded Francesca Schiavone 6-3, 6-4. Stephens, 19, at least the third round was raised in three of his last four Grand Slam tournaments. Schiavone, 32, was the 2010 champion of the French Open.

The eighth-seeded Caroline Wozniacki, slowed by right clicking knee injury, did not in the first round of the Grand Slam for the second time, falling 6-2, 6-2 and 96 in the overall standings Irina- Camelia Begu of Romania. Wozniacki was the top seed at Flushing Meadows last two years, but fell in the semifinals twice. Earlier this summer at Wimbledon, lost his first round match of Tamira Paszek.

The winners of the men included fifth seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga Tuesday and sixth-seeded Tomas Berdych. Both won in straight sets.

Women's side, No. 2 Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland defeated Russia Nina Bratchikova 6-1, 6-1 and No. 12 Ana Ivanovic beat Elina Svitolina Ukraine, 6-3, 6-2

Sunday, 19 August 2012

Tennis Stars Federer dominates Djokovic at Cincinnati


Roger Federer found a lot to like about Cincinnati - large crowds to their games, quiet time away from the court as his game seems to satisfy the rapid blue courts.

It probably helps that it is often the trophy too.

Take five Federer.

World Leader won his fifth title in Cincinnati on Sunday, Novak Djokovic dominant second record at the beginning of a 6-0, 7-6 (7) for the Open Championship at Western & Southern suburb of Mason, Ohio.

The star of 31 years, Switzerland has had many visits during the week. No one was better than the last.

"In retrospect, it's just unbelievable," Federer said. "It was probably the best week for me here in Cincinnati., I have not lost a set.'s Very nice, no doubt."

Federer heads to U.S. Open feel healthy and refined. He jumped out of the Rogers Cup in Toronto last week for a little time to recover the London Olympics.

He also took the lead against a player who gets in their way.

Djokovic began a run of three consecutive victories in the semifinals of the tournaments, Federer match. The U.S. Open last year beat Federer again Serbian Wimbledon semifinals last month.

Of the women in Mason, Li Na of China overcame an awful first set to reach his first title of the season.

Li finally got their shots on the court to stay for the second set and took several long points against Germany to Angelique Kerber 1-6, 6-3, 6-1, for the championship of the Western and Southern Open .

The remaining players agree that the Williams sisters eliminated from the tournament already sold.

ETC.

Steelers lucky Colts board

Andrew Luck shook two interceptions early development of the three scoring drives in the second quarter, the Colts lead before the break of the Pittsburgh Steelers bounced back with a 26-24 victory in Pittsburgh exposure.

All top pick completed 16 of 25 passes for 175 yards and added a touchdown run of one yard. Ben Roethlisberger passed for 81 yards with a touchdown and an interception for the Steelers took a 14-0 lead early, as Ike Taylor and won Luck interceptions 50 yards for a touchdown.

The only interception Luck, who led the Colts on three scores shaken their next four drives. When he left Indianapolis became one lead 17-14 at halftime.

Rookie Danny Hrapmann kicked four field goals in the second half of the Steelers, including the award-winning 22-yard with 23 seconds left.

New Orleans Hornets, Monty Williams, coach has agreed a contract extension. After four years with the team until 2016

The agreement announced by the club arrives on Sunday morning, as Williams heads for 40 years last year's contract, which he received when he took his first coaching job in the NBA in New Orleans in 2010.

The Hornets do not release contract terms, but Williams has the length of the extension in a text message confirmed by The Associated Press.

Williams led the Hornets to the playoffs in his first season with a 46-36 record. Last season helped the club was 21-45 after trading star Chris Paul to the Clippers in a deal that New Orleans build for the future with the acquisition of the 23-year-old shooting guard Eric Gordon and temporary additional selections in the first round .

The Hornets won the NBA Draft Lottery and selected Kentucky star Anthony Davis first.

Jessica Steele Parratto adolescents and Johnson won his second title in two days during the final days of the U.S. National Championships Diving in Greensboro, North Carolina

Parratto, pusher 18, Indianapolis, winner of the women 10 meter platform Saturday, has. At 17 years old, Anna James, of Midland, Texas, to win the women's 10 meters platform synchronized first

The Johnson 16 years, the men's synchronized 10 meters platform title winner Saturday, said his men, the first 10-meter platform title Sunday. In a fugitive made four dives of 80 points or more, including top end 31/2-somersault 99.00 a backflip.

Friday, 17 August 2012

Williams Sisters, a Split in Cincinnati


MASON, Ohio: Serena Williams, Olympic gold medalist and Wimbledon champion, lost his first match since May on Friday, falling into German Angelique Kerber 6-4, 6-4 in the quarterfinals at the Western Open and South in this suburb of Cincinnati.

Williams, 30, had won 19 consecutive games. Since the start of Wimbledon and 25 dominate straight sets in the third round of the Wimbledon final But Williams, winner of 14 Grand Slam titles, has extensive search of his best tennis since winning this week slow and off balance, even directly set in their first two games.

Kerber, 24, appeared shaken by nervous as she tries to serve for the match, double-faulted on his first match point. But after touching the net with a backhand in his second game, Kerber got an ace in the third to stop the heart.

Kerber, a No. 5 seed in the tournament has redefined his career in the last 12 months. In September, reached the semifinals of the U.S. Open as the 92nd ranked player in the world, and has continued his strong play in 2012 with degrees in Paris and Copenhagen and a run to the semifinals of Wimbledon. He defeated the four Grand Slams Kim Clijsters 6-1, 6-1 at Wimbledon this race, and more recently, defeated Venus Williams in straight sets in the third round of the Olympics.

Friday, the day was not lost completely to the Williams sisters. Venus Williams in the semifinals with a 6-2, 6-7 (2), 6-4 win over Australian Samantha Stosur, who defeated Serena Williams in the final of the U.S. Open U.S. year. Last

Venus Williams has led much of the second round, but lost the tie-break final and almost let slip the other to get in the third set before finishing with a forehand winner and happily jumped about half a dozen times before to finally afford to maintain its gravitational field.

"I did not think would be upset if I win," said with a chuckle.

The win puts Williams in the semifinals of the singles tournament for the first time since the U.S. Open 2010. Williams has the autoimmune disease Sjogren's syndrome causes fatigue, but said this week that she felt she had to control their symptoms more successfully.

"I like to think that this is just the beginning for me," said Williams, 32, said.

Although excited about their upcoming games themselves, it was confirmed that it was probably in the best interest of his sister a little rest before opening rapidly approaching, the United States.

"They played a lot of matches since Wimbledon," said Serena Williams Venus. "Single, Double and go to Stanford, and the Olympics in singles and doubles. I do not think anyone who has played a lot of games, and played with him so successful.

"I think a little rest is in order for them," he said.

Serena Williams agreed.

"Sure," he said. "It was probably the best I did not win today, if I wanted to win. Maybe my body was like, I said no? I do not know".

Venus Williams said she "played much better than me," was a prominent journalist and nodded.

"Why are you shaking your head?" She snapped playful. "You must not agree."

The men continued the U.S. Open champion 2009 Juan Martin del Potro strong August with a 6-1, 6-1 victory over Jeremy Chardy. Del Potro, the No. 6 seed, will be No. 2 Novak Djokovic in the semifinals on Saturday, a remake of the bronze medal in the Olympic Games in London, Del Potro won in straight sets.

"After I beat him, I think it was my best time of my life, my tennis career," said Del Potro, who has a wrist injury and its aftermath struggled the past two years. "Very close to the U.S. Open or maybe more or less, I do not know. But that was my big moment in life always tennis.

"I feel a slight difference between the best players and for me," he said "But I know I'm close -. Very slowly - .. So this is important work for them"

This article has been revised to reflect the following correction:

Correction: August 17, 2012


A title with an earlier version of this story incorrectly tennis player in the photo. Not Serena Williams Venus Williams.

Pakistan lacks strike fast bowlers: Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib




LAHORE - Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar has said that Pakistan fast bowlers failed despite the talent and wanted to be bowling coach of Pakistan if Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) offers to take the bowling coach job.
He expressed this view while talking to journalists by the NCA. Pakistan is looking for bowling coach and has led to a committee appointed Intikhab Alam as the names of the coaches, where some foreign coaches, including McDermott, there was former Australia fast bowler also. The CCP has been looking for a bowling coach since the appointment of Dav Whatmore as head coach and Julian Fountain as commissioning manager. "I'm ready to be the bowling coach of the country, and when the PCB contact me, I will offer my services, as I serve my country gave me the name and fame, and want to pay in Pakistan" he said.
"It is an honor to serve the country and to do for the players to come. This will give me the opportunity to give back to the country that has given me." Akhtar, who retired after the World Cup in 2011 was 178,247 Test and ODI scalp in a 14-year career, long overshadowed by controversy and injuries.
Rawalpindi Express said the actual number of bowlers is good, but thinks he is. Pitchers do not hit in "The current number of players is good but not as good as what we are known for our strong track record of fast bowling," he said. "I've always heard that we have the talent, but more importantly for this talent hunt. Unfortunately, we have to fight in the fast bowling over the last year and a half."
Akhtar suggested that PCB should the services of the great names of the past, Imran Khan, use talent. "I would say the PCB Imran Khan, at least for a day. This can make the difference. He has the eye for talent, and is ideal if Imran can take some time."
For Akhtar, the best minds in Pakistan, only to be in contact with the team. However, if the CCP was looking for someone outside the country, broke the old name of the Pakistani bowling coach Daryl Foster. Recently, the CCP has also made a formal offer Wasim Akram for coaching role, which are short and the young fast bowlers, but the deal could not be concluded due to the busy schedule Akram.
Commenting on the upcoming series against Australia, in the United Arab Emirates, Akhtar said that the spinners would charge in the absence of experienced fast bowlers. Pakistan was Umar Gul and M Sami for the tour. "Pakistan is already a shortage of strike bowlers Gul true and, of course, do not miss this time. Lands UAE Bb, then I'm afraid things are not good for young fast bowlers and spinners and load carrying extra. "
Earlier, the bowling coach would be announced before the visit to Sri Lanka, but was delayed for unknown reasons. Secondly, has announced the three-man committee head PCB, Intikhab announced, because they have received the list of candidates bowling coach will be announced before the series in Australia, but the case was always late, the best reasons for the Committee. "It will be a good series, and players will have an important role to play in the series," he concluded.

Rahul Dravid says: IPL and Tests both need best talent


Bangalore: It is unclear how it can work in India, but former captain Rahul Dravid wants a deal where you can play the best cricketer in the world in India Premier League without compromising the performance of your country in the field test.
"I'm not sure what the solution is to say exactly, but I want to be in a situation in which they play the best players in the IPL and for his country in Test cricket," Dravid, who led Rajasthan Royals the fifth edition of the IPL, he said.

"People like Chris Gayle and Kevin Pietersen are great for Test cricket as they are for the IPL and T20 cricket. And she is a small window in which to show their talent to have," he said.
"At the end of the day is the game for the fans, should be the best players from your country -. This is not just about people coming into the plant, is for children who follow their passion in testing cricket country .. It is difficult and disappointing, if not the best players present to play for their country. "
Dravid stressed the need for compromise.
"The reality is that the IPL is a big event and people will not play," Dravid was in the words of Test Match Special on the Lord during the third test between England and South Africa, citing the BBC.
"And probably will reach a stage where it may come a time (when) to be a need to be round - if it comes to finding a window, or, if so, the tournament a little shorter , "he said.
Asked whether the IPL, which lasts for almost two months, was responsible for Kevin Pietersen fall with the ECB and the loss of support from his teammates, which led to his proof of the disappearance of the Lord, Dravid said no sure if the mega-event was responsible for the situation.
Dravid, however, said a solution was needed to continue the IPL could hit the early summer of cricket in England and in the longer version of the game not to lose big names like Chris Gayle and Pietersen.
"There are some positive results with the IPL and you have to understand that when they play the best players in the world want to see that people want, then it must be something good about this is so," Dravid, who was in London for meetings of the MCC cricket, said.
"It was the season especially in England, and especially since the English season traditionally is the same for many years. So it's hard for a bit. By the time we reach that stage where everyone wants to play the best players (Test cricket).
"All we want from the West Indies Chris Gayle West Indies play a friendly game play all the time. None of us want a situation where we now see a great player like Kevin is lost for some reason and I do not want to go.
"But it's disappointing. This game is a loser when the best players do not play Test cricket," he added.
Pietersen had aroused controversy in April this year when he was jealous of England, the IPL, then said a month later, he retired from cricket limited off, said he wanted to focus solely on tests.
But the ECB central contracts state that any player who is available for the limited procurement formats cricket makes is automatically excluded from selection for both ODIs and T20S.

Thursday, 16 August 2012

Tennis Stars Serena and Venus Williams Qualify to Quarterfinals: Andy Murray upset in Straight sets





Mason, Ohio - Serena and Venus Williams moved into the quarterfinals of the Open-west and south through the manipulation of heat, humidity and wind. The conditions were too much for Andy Murray.

Bad day Murray has become the biggest surprise of the tournament, a defeat in straight sets on Thursday that left him with virtually no experience on the hard court against the U.S. Open.

Murray lost 6-4, 6-4 against France Jeremy Chardy, a rival who had beaten easily the last four times they played. Murray had trouble controlling his shots in a breezy, 85 degrees in the afternoon.

"I was a little uncomfortable with these balls, jump very high," said Murray, who left the pitch when the game ended and went straight to the interview room. "It was very difficult to control."

Roger Federer, Mardy Fish and Andy Roddick also reached the quarterfinals on Thursday.

She won the women's side Serena Williams, who was 19 Match - 12 in their last two sentences - Urszula Radwanska of Poland 6-4, 6-3. Williams is not a set since the Wimbledon final, winning lost.

She returned to Wimbledon and won the gold medal in singles and doubles with her sister Venus. Travel conditions are no longer hot and tired.

"I played a lot," he said. "Sure (need) more energy. Many traveled extensively trained. You know, there was very great."

Venus Williams needed a long break between series and beat Sara Errani 6-3, 6-0. Williams had already played two games in this tournament long.

Murray left the city with a small uncertainty.



He won a gold medal in the Olympics against Federer at Wimbledon, the peak of his career. He went to Toronto last week with the hope that the court takes shape for the season to get, but had to withdraw from the Rogers Cup, because his left knee started badly.

Murray felt good and was well within an opening victory in straight sets on Centre Court on Wednesday. Playing in the forum court a day later, the Scot has never been in a rhythm and repeatedly missed opportunities to break Chardy, who won a set against him in his previous four matches.

Murray now heads to New York to practice for the U.S. Open after playing only three matches on clay since his return from the grass of Wimbledon.

"I will play no more," said Murray. "When you go to the big tournaments, but still sometimes tournaments construction and does not help me. Wimbledon this year, I lost the first round of the Queen and the final here for the first time I have in front of the Queen and do well at Wimbledon.

"Therefore, it is usually most revenue. But of course I would love to do, have a little better this week."
Chardy won the tournament in place of John Isner, who had a sore back. The French opened Andy Roddick, who won on Tuesday cramps developed in the game.
Bernard Tomic beat Federer 6-2, 6-4 on Thursday and looked at his two tough games hard courts. Federer jumped out of the Rogers Cup last week.

"I feel that things are going really well for me," Federer said. "Whatever happens, I feel good, I'm healthy, I have no problems. I have really wanted to have overcome the jet lag, and therefore the risk is lower than hurt, and all these things. I'm in a well at the moment . "
Fish, twice runner-up in the tournament in a suburb of Cincinnati, defeated Radek Stepanek 6-3, 6-3, their first victory over the Czech Republic in five games. Fish celebrated his victory with a fist pump right after the fall of Stepanek jump shot hit the net on match point kidnapped.
"It was the monkey jumps on my back," said Fish. "It was a tough match for me. Not only beat me, but he has struck me deeply."

The fish is still improving after surgery to repair May a heart problem.
"I feel fresher, stronger," he said. "The summer went well for me, about my playing time back."
The Serbian Viktor Troicki had Del Potro in straight sets before his disappearance. The Argentines, 6-0 to improve his career against Troicki with a 7-6 (2), 2-6, 6-1.
In women seeded Agnieszka Radwanska defeated, an unexpected challenge to the winner of the wildcard before Sloane Stephens 6-1, 4-6, 6-4. Radwanska, who lost to Serena Williams in the Wimbledon final, reached the quarter-finals for the first time in three appearances.
Like Murray, who fought with the condition field bleachers.

"It was very hot and windy," he said. "I think the court has to go slower than average (the court) and the ball at all. I what I was beaten, but it was difficult to win there, down."
Germany Angelique Kerber also advanced with a 6-4, 7-6 (5) by Andrea Hlavackova of the Czech qualifier.

Pakistan Beat New Zealand in U-19 Cricket WC




Pakistan is ready to deal with its rival India in a collision tempting quarterfinals of the Under-19 Cricket World Cup 2012 on Monday 20 August.

Twice former champion won his match against India to Papua New Guinea by 107 runs in Group C to fixation in a park of Endeavour

In today's game, New Zealand won the toss and decided to attack first. New Zealand batsman means Henry Walsh was the top scorer with 33 tracks that make up an environment of New Zealand 29th Robert O'Donnell is limited to 152 copies.

Pakistan, Zia-ul-Haq, took two of 27 gates, while Mohammad Nawaz, two doors was 37 and won the Man of the Match award.

In response to this was the center of Pakistan batsman Imam-ul-Haq, the top scorer with 40 runs, while mid-hitter Ali Saad is 32 channels open for an easy victory over the Kiwis. Pakistan reached the target in 31.2 overs.

Pakistan is now the first place with six points in Group B won

England set 274 (50.0) runs against the target of Nepal, in Group A game. Bangladesh beat Namibia by seven gates in their final group game.

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Still recovering from knee problems, Rafeal Nadal Will Miss U.S. Open




Rafael Nadal has pulled out of U.S. Open on Wednesday, said he was not prepared to compete due to chronic knee problems that led him to two Olympic games and tournaments of the forced repatriation of warming for the Open.

His Twitter account has gotten the message: "I am very sad to announce that I am not prepared to play the U.S. Open in New York to thank my fans for their support and especially New Yorkers .."

Nadal, of 11 Grand Slam titles, ended his Slam by winning the U.S. Open in 2010 and lost at the end of 2011. He played the Serbian Novak Djokovic in the final on both occasions.

The first public signs of Nadal's injury problems came when he was a charity match against Djokovic published on 14 July at the stadium, home of Real Madrid football team. Nadal withdrew from the Olympics (although he was selected to carry the Spanish flag in the opening ceremony) and the U.S. Open warm-up events in Toronto and Cincinnati suburb of Mason, Ohio.

Nadal has one more game since 28 Played in June, when he lost the second round at Wimbledon Lukas Rosol 100th rank. It was his first release of a Grand Slam tournament since 2005.

Nadal did not show much, if any visible signs of knee problems in the game, a game just meant to be offensive by Rosol, Nadal dominates called "most incredible".

But later, Nadal again found himself "not ready" or "unfit" to return, in recognition of the knee as a problem. His camp, meanwhile, provided mixed messages about the severity of your injury.

Updates are on the Facebook page published Nadal said last week that he had "to get a particular job to my knees in the gym," is the practice in the field and on the morning of Wednesday, an update said it was not "ready."

"I have to be ready with my recovery and be ready, in good condition to keep playing," said the update.

In an interview with Catalan radio said coach and uncle Toni Nadal, Rafael Nadal, the season was not his nephew, and he could return to the Davis Cup. Spain will host the United States in the semifinals the weekend after the U.S. Open. If the victory of the Spanish, who are playing in the final mid-November.

Ranked Nadal is unlikely that so far because of its absence in the Open. Andy Murray will have the opportunity to advance to Nadal in 3, but the gap between so-called big four ATP - Roger Federer, Djokovic, Nadal and Murray - and the rest of the tour unlikely Nadal beat No. 5.

In a press conference Monday at the Western & Southern Open in Mason, Roger Federer said his old rival Nadal, who is surprised by the amount of time Nadal had lost.

"I can not believe he said a lot," Federer said. "I thought the Olympics, well, okay. This is a personal decision. I thought we would see for Toronto, but now lost in Toronto and Cincinnati.

"It is very surprising because there was nothing that we heard before the injury. He played so well on clay and then actually did in Wimbledon. He had to lose more time before Wimbledon. So it was a great surprise to go Now, for me. Even the Olympic Games as well. So I'm sad for him. "

Djokovic, Nadal, who played in four of the last five Grand Slam finals, said the problem must be severe enough for Nadal to lose a few months after the line "I'm sure if I would be able to perform Open U.S. to come, "said Djokovic, Ohio." So I wish him a speedy recovery, obviously. "

Murray, who plays Olympic champion in Ohio, said: "I hope he can rest, never to return too soon, and it gets as hard as he could play his best tennis to return."

After confirming the return on Twitter, Nadal criticized public relations manager, Benito Perez-Barbadillo, the opportunities, Nadal was written completely recover from this setback violations.

"I remember saying to people who would never win Wimbledon Rafa," said Perez-Barbadillo, in a Twitter message. "He and two finals to win as many have?"

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Djokovic travel in spin at Masters




Djokovic is the rapid change in the grass of Wimbledon Olympic Hardcourts Toronto last week to win the event that control of Canada.

"This is what it is for everyone, especially the top players," he said. "We are aware that the Olympics is our schedule and busy as previous years difficult.

"That's what always happens in the tennis calendar, when it becomes an Olympic year. All trying to work on our agenda. At this point I feel good."

Djokovic will play their first game on Wednesday against Italian Andreas Seppi, with Roger Federer and Andy Murray, Olympic gold medalist to open even then.

In the first round matches Tuesday, the U.S. Mardy Fish defeated tenth seed Feliciano Lopez of Spain 6-2, 6-3, while his old friend and two time champion, Andy Roddick lost to Frenchman Jeremy Chardy 7-6 (7/4), 6-3 .

"I felt good from the start, and then had a right slot and the return type of spasms spell or something. Was worse," said Roddick. "I feel much better, in my game is now - today was just one of those things, what you gonna do?"

German Tommy Haas continued to survive on his return to top form by fighting David Nalbandian 6-7 (0/7), 7-6 (7/4), 6-3 in a match that lasted nearly 3 , 5 hours.

Haas won the title in Halle in June on the lawn and play Federer in Hamburg final and Washington. He reached the quarterfinals last week in Toronto and Cincinnati in a date field with Olympic bronze medalist Juan Martin del Potro, seeded eighth.

Japan Kei Nishikori began the 14th seed with a victory over Marcel Granollers 6-1, 6-2.

In the seeded women is twice Olympic champion Venus Williams in a battle with Russian Maria Kirilenko, 12 seeds before a 6-3, 6-7 (5-7), 6-2, victory in the first round in almost 2 1/2 hour.

Americans aged 32 was supported by 11 aces, but you have not, as it favors a straight-sets victory denied.

"I think he had much weight in my service," said Williams. "I wanted you to win the serve, and if I had some basic shots had not taken enough patience.

"I should have been there and worked to the point and beat to win a lot of balls and get ready for the point. I am a little impatient, and does not work, especially against a player like him. I changed my way of the third. "

Elena Makarova of Russia Nadia Petrova withdrew when his fifteenth-seeded compatriot drawn 6:07 (08.10), 01.03.

Angelique Kerber, Germany was the first in the third round against Hungarian Timea Babos 3-6, 6-1, 6-2.

SpiceJet have announced the Life time free air tickets to Olympic Winners




Low cost carrier SpiceJet today announced that free tickets for the lives of all Olympic champions India, who have just concluded in London.

He said, "SpiceJet Ltd. is proud to partner with these winners, the great moments of action have been made to India at the meeting of athletes brought the world together," the airline said in a statement.

"This is an effort to SpiceJet part of sports, the impact on the national mood has to be, affects the welfare and contributes to the prestige and honor of the nation," he said.

SpiceJet Ltd CEO Neil Mills congratulated the Olympic Games and said: "It's a matter of great honor for us, athletes who have made the recognition of India in the London Olympics to be associated in 2012.

"The nation is proud of the performance test record. Victory of Sushil Kumar, Yogeshwar Dutt, Vijay Kumar, MC Mary Kom, Saina Nehwal Gagan Narang and, hard work and dedication in their respective areas," he said.

Monday, 13 August 2012

Australia How to topped the medal tally




Who was the real winner of the Olympic Games in London? According to a groundbreaking analysis of the official medal table one business day statesman, was the nation's most successful Olympic Games ... Australia!
Statistics are used much more to tell a story, of course, be. Other nations are trying to claim the win with a couple of sentences. Based on the number of athletes for a medal, for example, China will claim he is the winner. Despite occasional complaints about the appeal of gold have been deprived of the People's Republic of only 4.5 athlete needs a medal of any color to win.
His team of 396 athletes need, Ten Chinese athletes have won any of their gold medals. Next best among the 25 nations of the Summer Olympics in the U.S., the 12 athletes in gold and 5.1 is necessary for athletes of all medals. The U.S. team was by far the largest with 530 athletes.
The 410-strong Australian team need a medal for 12 athletes and 59 for each gold medal. It was also reported to the Olympics in 2012 a little lacking in the front of the gold medal was, at least by historical standards in Australia. Of course, fans of sports funding are urging the government to deepen - to buy some more medals in future games.

Do the numbers add up
But we still have to overcome. From our statistical Brian Dawes Perth has performed with skill, there are many paths to victory in the Olympic medal performance.
Dawes prospects of the formula, the calculation of the gold medals tried and true Aussie per capita.
"How many of" "People have taken to win one of London in his country to Olympic gold in 2012?" Your He asks.
It took nearly 7 million Americans gold, China 35.5 million, and "only" 2.1 million Poms for the gold medal, thanks in part to Australia's coach and sports management know-how .
But as Australia rate? It took around 3.2 million Australians in the gold medal.
The winner of this division is, undoubtedly, Granada - took all the 110,000 inhabitants of the small Caribbean island in order to win the gold medal. It took 354 000 of the Bahamas, Jamaica 676 000, 739 000 and 1,250,000 kiwis Hungary.
As for the total amount of medals won per capita, and not just gold, is the winner of Jamaica, with 225,000 people per medal, then, 329,000 to Trinidad and Tobago, New Zealand 341 000 and the Bahamas with 354 000th
We need about 650,000 Australian medal won if they are much better than the U.S., it took about 3 million Americans. Better than even China with 15.5 million Chinese.

Everyone, but New Zealand
While there is good news, that on this basis, total medals per capita, which were the Poms a beating (which took 960 000 pompoms to each of their Olympic medals to win), there was something not right .
In recent calculations Olympics, Australians were eager to use this measure per capita. Generally, it is a true measure of national prowess. And indeed, it is acceptable to be beaten by small island beyond the Caribbean.
But the Kiwis.
It would be in Australia with the pleasure of a very well known kiwi know the feeling, is remembered in the midterm review of the Olympic Games in London about how Australia was defeated by New Zealand in the medal table.
The only way forward was at this time to announce: "We'll take it! Skip Australia!"

And the winner is ...
So now we have to get real numbers. Our statistical Brian Dawes was the only true and correct presentation of statistical results of the Olympic medal.
Dawes, the method of the map. "Based on a clever combination of medals, athletes from his team and the people of your country, I will ask that we inform you that the real winner is the London Olympics, Australia!"
Using the formula that multiplies medals the athletes from your computer, divided by the population of the house (MAP) obtained in this case are the first four:


  1. Australia 632
  2. Great Britain 565
  3. Hungary 268
  4. Russia 250

Team USA scored a measly 175, and China only 23.


Sunday, 12 August 2012

London Olympic Games some memorable moments




Britain celebrated as the long distance runner Mo Farah unusual 5,000 and 10,000 m gold on the track, while heptathlete - Jessica Ennis has since Cathy Freeman in the form of time - and in view of games.

Usain Bolt confirms his status as Olympic all-time high with three gold medals, even breaking the world record with his teammates in Jamaica in the 4x100m relay on the penultimate day of competition.

American superstar Michael Phelps won six medals including four gold medals in Olympic farewell, becoming the first swimmer to win the same event in three consecutive games.

Long-term follow Sally Pearson bright in the 100 meter hurdles and demolition waste, Anna Meares' of the English queen Victoria Pendleton in the women's list of the top Sprint to do for Australia.

And of course, was inevitable minimum. Liu Xiang of China crashed spectacularly in the hurdles games for the second year, while James Magnussen Australian men's team and the 4x100 freestyle collapsed under the pressure of the attention of the Olympics and brightness.

Olympics : Sushil Kumar defeats Akzhurek storms into finals




Wrestler Sushil Kumar made history today by becoming the first Indian to win two Olympic medals, secured a silver medal with the storm in the last 66 men freestyle dramatic category excel in the field today.

In 29 years, India demolished Akhzurek Tanatrov Kazakhstan 3-1 to reach semi-final in a thrilling competition, memorable feat and provide the spark to finish the Olympic campaign in India.

Sushil heroically in the table, has put India in the course of the coveted gold medal that eluded them so far.

Aside from the money made available in India Sushil has been silver and four bronze medals in bags in the 30th edition of the Games, surpassing one gold and two bronze medals she won in Beijing four years ago.

Sushil, bronze medalist in the Olympic Games in Beijing and the flagship of the Indian contingent here, maintained its reputation intact, with a magnificent display skill, endurance and strength, as she writhed in some difficult positions to win fashion.

Backed by the noisy Indian spectators Sushil has completed the first period 3-0 in the high voltage semi-final against Tanatrov but lost the second by a score identical.

In the decisive third round, the Indian has fallen behind 0-3, but showed his class and strength of the response and level the score after prompting by the anchor leg of the Indian contingent vocal on it.

With 34 seconds left to move the Indians have two points, then at 03:05, with seconds left in the competition, which sealed his victory by his opponent on his shoulders and threw him on the carpet in the third period of 3:06 to win the final set.

The Indian will now play the Japanese army Tatsuhiro Yonemitsu man in the final. Tatsuhiro triumphed twice European champion, J Hasanov of Azerbaijan in the other semifinal.

Earlier, defending champion Ramazan Sahin of Turkey and Sushil removed Ikhtiyor Naruzov Uzbekistan passed 3-1.

The Indian looked a bit rusty in the first period of their struggle against Sahin in the final quarter, but found his mojo to the balance in his favor from the second peak.

Sushil lost 0-2 the first period and then used to scrape, click past the second round with a score of 1-0. He played it safe in the third round and not take too many risks, but made a point to get the best of Olympic gold medalist in Beijing.

In the quarterfinals, Sushil showed his aggressive instincts a little more than he tried to give the opponents of Uzbekistan try different grips.

Indian wrestlers caught for the first time quite comfortably with a margin of 3-1, but lost two runs in the bottom of a second in 02.01.

Associated with grades 1-1, Sushil went for a regular attack and was based on his experience to back up two points and let off steam in the semifinals to the delight of the crowd of spectators waving flags, cheering the Indian "strong.

Sushil defeated Leonid Spiridonov of Kazakhstan had to win in the repechage for the bronze medal in the Beijing Olympics four years ago.

Saturday, 11 August 2012

Indian left hand star batsman Yuvraj Sing What made think of retiring from cricket?




Chandigarh: Yuvraj Singh has finally found a return to the ICC World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka will be held next month. However, their comeback in the national team was not easy for him. The star of the left hand batsman cricket considering retirement, while practicing at the National Academy of Cricket (NCA) in Bangalore.

Yuvraj Singh made the disclosure in the mother Shabnam Dainik Bhaskar.

In an interview with Bhaskar said that hard work and strenuous exercise to stay fit has bagged a place on your computer.

According to Shabnam, "used to train Yuvraj about 08.07 hours in the stadium. He held his retirement from all cricket as a return format was not easy, especially if you're not on the cricket ground itself for eight months straight, but his determination to play for the national team again combined with hard work finally paid what he deserves. "

"I can not explain how I feel! Posted going to play for India for the first time," a happy Yuvraj, who said that cricket was qualified by the National Academy of Twitter. "I worked very hard and will do everything possible to make preparation for T20 World Cup!"

Yuvi physiotherapists and physicians have an important role in their return, they were all the time while his physical condition and a practical part.

Yuvi wanted to play in the Katoch Shield in Chandigarh

A few days ago, said the star's desire to play Batman in the Katoch Shield tournament in Chandigarh. For that he personally spoke to Singh, secretary of Chandigarh Cricket Association Mohinder.

The Katoch Shield tournament will be held on August 16 start. However, as finally made a comeback in the national team would not return to Chandigarh.

According to his father has returned Yograj Singh, Yuvi after finishing the manga, where he had before cancer. In an interview with Bhaskar said Yograj. "Yuvraj back in the way of the successful operation itself is laudable, he worked hard on his physique and so the council is against both the confidence placed in him."

U.S.A. Team WINS the Olympics before they're even over beating China




The United States won the Olympic Games, and we thank the girls.
On the penultimate day of the Summer Games in London, the U.S. has built an insurmountable lead over rival China, a great victory of 44 gold medals, 29 silver and 29 bronze.
Whether in the pool, on the track in the studio or gym, the women of America clarified their opponents to 29 gold medals 44.

At present, China is going to bring home 38 gold medals, 27 silver and 22 bronze for a total of 87 medals. Britain is third with 28 golds, silver and bronze 15 19.
I was at a time when American women with a world record in the 4x100m relay on Friday night 41st U.S. gold medal and an unbeatable advantage over China.

Brazilian Tops USA in Women’s Olympic Volleyball Final




LONDON: Brazil reiterated that Olympic women's volleyball championship with a win over the return of the United States. Saturday night final played at Earl's Court in London.

The United States was looking for his first Olympic gold medal in women's volleyball, and after a dominating 25-11 win inaugural meeting showed that Americans could reach their destination.

However, Brazil was able to summarize in the second set and never leave the U.S. to take control again and won the next three sets 25-17, 25-20, 25-17, to win 3 to 1

The Brazilian coach Jose Roberto Guimaraes said after the first round, had to move his players away from their strengths and work more on the weaknesses of the U.S. team. "We could not do this as we do and the things that usually do not force. And we've had players who attack usually not, or would retaliate against them. Then when we were back in the situation, our strengths, which have. What we were able to overtake the U.S. blockade and defense, "he said.

Coach Hugh McCutcheon U.S. said they were aware of the Brazilians changed after the first round. "We try to make some adjustments to deal with that, but you could see this type in Brazil grew in confidence and pass on their skills as the game continued. It was more difficult, one foot on it. Know, I think our athletes have tried, and we certainly talking about making adjustments and, as best I could to try to counter what threw us, but ultimately was a little too "he said.

McCutcheon, a former New Zealand player, had led the U.S. men's volleyball to a surprising victory over Brazil in recent Beijing Olympics, then took over the women's program.

He was the head of the U.S. women world No. 1 and beat Brazil in the round-robin group in these Olympics, 3-1. Therefore, women were confident he could beat Brazil again to win the gold medal, but it should be.

U.S. Captain Lindsey Berg, a four-time Olympic participant, who had said it was his last effort to control your emotions at the news conference after the game, but accredited to Brazil. "Right now, I still think we have a team gold medal and I think for the rest of the time. You know, Brazil, the first team to get us out of our rhythm, our system was. They were hard and had some problems to spend what I do not do what I do best and give my children the best chance, "he said.

However, Berg said, still can be proud of winning the silver medal, only the third time in women's volleyball was introduced at the Olympic Games in 1964 made the U.S. women. "We have an amazing career. We spent the entire summer undefeated, and is obviously disappointing, but is, of course, an incredible journey we've been doing for the last 4 years and I am proud of my team," he said.

Like Berg, who was fourth Olympic teammate Logan Tom, and to move on to other things, but Tom said the U.S. team has a good foundation for the future. "The beauty of this team are the younger girls. For many of them is his first (Olympia). You have to grow much space and I think enjoy this (experience) and go with it. Are the girls are very good . They work very hard, and what they really want is bad (one gold). So I think again with lots of fire and courage and I'm glad to see, "he said.

In the match for the women’s volleyball bronze medal, Japan defeated South Korea 3-0 (25-22, 26-24, 25-21). 

Thursday, 9 August 2012

Bolt Is First to Thursday night, Repeat as Winner of 100 and 200 Meters


LONDON - Usain Bolt is a stretch, followed by a single act, if not impossible in the field.
So Thursday night, only with a full stadium and the weather in London is right, David Rudisha took full advantage of running first.

There was a pacemaker at the Olympic Games 800 meters long, Rudisha, star of Kenya, put his own restless: 49.28 seconds in 400 meters, 1 minute 14.30 seconds to 600, with the speaker's voice, the stage increased expectations. And in the last corner and down the stretch, finished the job Rudisha his own world record by crossing the line with her big eyes on the digital clock as it flashed "1:40.91."

"Nobody has the world record in the 800, without setting the pace," said Rudisha. "I thought it would be difficult. I knew I could run 1.41, but the world record was a different story. But I was very determined and I knew I was in good shape this year."

Prepare with the crowd and the rest of the world a little bolt out of the ordinary in an hour or two, Rudisha had beaten her, but Bolt does not quiet at night.

After looking vulnerable in trials of Jamaica, the loss of the two sprints to Yohan Blake, Bolt is more familiar here. He defended his title match against Blake in the Olympic 100 meters on Sunday and Thursday, did the same at 200 as a result of the curve with a lead of 4 meters, and then losing to Blake in the bottom of 80 m below, but never lose control of the race.

Bolt won, while slowing progress in the last four at a time of 19.32 seconds, and crossed the finish line shot in the head, to keep a steady eye on Blake. He won with a finger to his lips.

"For me it was for all the doubters," said Bolt. "It was for everyone who was about to win, I would not say that to me a legend, was only to say to them:" You can stop talking now I am a living legend .. "

Bolt became the first sprinter to win the 100 and 200 in consecutive Olympics, but admitted that his back is a concern of the curve, on Thursday was, and although his time was the winner in the 200 meters did not happen so quickly, as his 19.30 in Beijing.

Reach legendary status was the mantra of the bolt as the second week of the 2008 Olympic Games took differentials tremors and gave after the earthquake: win three gold medals all in world record time, and brings before the career and career stats for the position a global audience.

Hunting History has clearly demonstrated to be a good motivational tool for anyone who has ever had. He took it to world records and titles in the 100 and 200 in the World Championships in Berlin in 2009. But to return to London, he said, must be provided by the tug, her younger training partner, Blake available.

Blake won the title of world's 100 meters last year after Bolt was disqualified for a false start, and defeated Bolt in the 100 and 200 of Jamaica in the studies.

"Blake has given me a wake up call to the evidence," said Bolt. "It just sort of knocked on my door and said," Usain is the Olympic year. You have to be taken seriously. You must remember I'm here and ready to go. "

Blake, as it turned out, was ready for anything other than the money, finishing in 19.44 seconds as Jamaica ended with an impressive 200th Warren Weir, a former hurdler, took the bronze medal with a personal best of 19 , 84.

"It is time, Usain, worked hard," both on and off the track, said Blake. "This is your moment."

Pin function makes extensive use of the moment: dancing, posing, flexing, grabs the camera from a photographer to take pictures of Blake, embraced the new highway. Athletics must contain the kiss, because it gave the sport the whole figure, which was miss in 2008 in a Darwinian entertainment landscape.

In his press conference after the race generally mild, the focus was more on what they might do next.

"After the Olympics, I am now a legend," said Bolt. "I do not know what I really want to do, so I'll try to keep running 100 or 200 or something else."

Weir, who sat beside him, a proposal was announced, released Bolt: Jamaica's bobsled team.

But the conference also had new serious moments, as when the bolt was asked to compare sprinters with the likes of Jesse Owens and Carl Lewis past.

Bolt gave full credit to Owens, the American who won four gold medals at the Berlin Olympics in 1936. But he took aim at Lewis, the American who won nine gold medals in four games from 1984 to 1996.

"I'll say something controversial," said Bolt. "Carl Lewis, I have no respect for him. Things he said about the athletes really degrading to another athlete, say something about other athletes. I think it is the attention to really see, because nobody really talks much about him" .

Lewis played a crucial role in efforts to combat doping in the past of Jamaica, and in 2008 he said: "When people ask me about Bolt I say that might be the best athlete of all time, but for someone 10, 03. 1 year and 9.69 for the next run, if you have no doubt that in a sport that has the reputation it has now, you're a fool. period. "

Bolt said: "It was very sad for me when I recently heard what he said was sad for me was to be made of the sport and about drugs, about drugs, drug things for me to say an athlete .. what really bothers me. "

Although the 200 was Jamaica, with Wallace Spearmon of the United States was fourth, was another triumphant night for the United States. The team again won two gold medals and two silver medals and finished 1-2 in the triple jump and decathlon for men.

Ashton Eaton won the decathlon, with Trey Hardee, twice world champion for a second.

Christian Taylor won the triple jump with a best effort of 17.81 meters in the season, and his close friend Claye second with a jump of 17.62.

Taylor won the world championship last year, with the bronze medal with Claye. But Claye was strongest in London: Won the bronze medal in the men's jump length, which earned him the first American since 1904 for medals in both horizontal jumps. His success and Taylor are part of a renaissance in the biggest jump in U.S. with Brittney Reese won the long jump and women Chaunte Lowe one of the favorites in the women's high jump.

"I do not get the recognition they deserve," said Claye. "I feel I am a Christian and I bring more attention to the cracks."

But on Thursday, from start to finish was a tough day to make a deep impression on the Olympic Stadium.

There were too many stories from many angles, starting in the morning, when Oscar Pistorius, who could double amputee who runs on carbon fiber blades, and his South African team of the companions of his first heat all year in the relay 4x400 meters to a collision in the second stage did not allow Pistorius runs the third stage. The authorities eventually returned to the selection of South Africa for the final on Friday, citing obstruction.

Even those who have finished the race had its struggles. The American sprinter Manteo Mitchell was the first step on the U.S. team 4x400 in the first round, he felt something snap in his left leg, but his term, only to discover later, he broke his fibula.

The U.S. team qualified for the final, and Americans, with 24 medals in track and field, have a great opportunity to reach their target of 30.

But now the only athlete who set a world record on the track put into this competition is not American, not Bolt.

It Rudisha, the Masai, 23, had record 1:41:01 set in Italy in 2010. His father, Daniel Rudisha won a silver medal in the 4x400 in 1968. Now the son has won a gold medal - if this is not the same fame as lightning.

"I know that people like Bolt, and there are plenty of fans, many fans out there who were watching," said Rudisha. "I knew if I could do something special, even broke the Olympic record, it would be great for me. I'm glad and happy for him."