• February 21, 2017 /  Racing, Sports

    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)

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  • February 20, 2017 /  Badminton

    Tommy Sugiarto salah satu andalan di Tunggal Putra (foto:Okezone)

    On the mat Indonesia Open 2013, Indonesia was only able to step up to the semi-finals in the men’s singles, passing Tommy Sugiarto. Nevertheless the results are assessed as positive by the former National victory, Hariyanto Arbi.

    According to Arbi, Indonesia, which only won one title through the men’s doubles, has shown positive developments in men’s singles. Because the competition is between the single players felt more and more fierce.

    “Currently, once competition is tight, so the title in Indonesia Open is good. Especially for singles, because this could be said Indonesia was the right level two. Levels first no Chong Wei, Chen Long, etc.,” said Arbi in the event the General Scholarship Auditions PB Djarum, Friday (06/28/2013).

    “To return to level one again, so yes, one of which we now look forward to Rexy et al in the management ranks of PBSI (in terms of coaching young players),” said the former player who is known for his hit smash the 100 watt.

    Arbi also said that at this time, the public can expect to Tommy Sugiarto, who is now ranked seventh in the world, and Dionysius Hayom Rumbaka in men’s singles. Because, both Tommy and Hayom both fairly young enough and the game still possible for level increased.

    “Currently, the men’s singles (at the top) stayed right Tommy, Hayom, Sony, and Simon. But, Sony and Simon seem that much already wrote. So now we are resting on Tommy, Hayom and young players under it, because the game they still can be improved, “said the 41-year-old man who twice won the All England.
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  • February 20, 2017 /  Football

    After ensuring the signature of Napoli striker Edinson Cavani makes French champions last season, Paris Saint-Germain interest in hunting to put Manchester United star, Wayne Rooney.
    The assertion directly expressed PSG coach Laurent Blanc, “Wayne Rooney extraordinary but we have a complete attacker”.
    “We will try mendatangan midfielder, if we finally get a new player then the player is a quarterback,” said Blanc in Sport.
    Although United have confirmed several times about the future that Rooney will not be sold this summer including Chelsea reject the proposal, but the future of the UK is still a question mark.

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  • February 20, 2017 /  Basketball

    Brooklyn Nets have officially announced the pick up Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce of the Boston Celtics. Transfer two top NBA player exchange involving nine players.

    Besides Garnett and Pierce, Nets Celtics also acquired veteran guard Jason Terry. While the Celtics acquire Gerald Wallace, Kris Humphries, MarShon Brooks, Kris Joseph, Keith Bogans and first choice player in 2014, 2016 and 2018.

    As part of this exchange, the Celtics also acquired the right to swap first-choice player in 2017. So proclaimed Reuters.

    “Today, the basketball gods smile to the Nets,” said club owner Mikhail Prokhorov.

    “With the arrival of Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce, we have achieved a balance between our team of veteran and young talent.’s Team would be amazing views, and competed hard.”

    Although last season failed miserably with the Celtics, the veteran trio still be in the count. Garnett, 15, entered the All-Star team, had an average of 19.1 points and 10.5 rebounds per game had a career for 18 years in the NBA.

    Pierce has an average of 18.6 points and 6.3 rebounds, and 4.8 assists per game. Small 35-year-old guard is also ranked fifth in the number of points on a three-pointer with 1,823 points.

    On the other hand, Terry had an average of 15.7 points and 4.5 assists per game. Terry also became part of the squad that won the Dallas Mavericks NBA in 2011.

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  • February 15, 2017 /  Tennis

    Stuttgart – Maria Sharapova advanced to the semifinals of the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix tournament. In the quarterfinals, Sharapova frustrate Ana Ivanovic 7-5, 4-6, and 6-4.

    Sharapova had to fight all three sets against Ivanovic at Porsche Arena on Saturday (04/27/2013) pm dawn. This is almost the same as when he takes 3 hours to beat Lucie Safarova day before.

    Russian tennis player was leading 4-1 in the third set before finally sealed his victory with a score of 6-4.

    After the match, Sharapova admitted that the match took place heavy for him.

    “It is very difficult to move my body. I need a little time to warm up. This is one tough game,” he said as quoted by AP.

    “Anna is more resilient, have a more powerful forehand, and I have to bend over backwards to the end. Glad I was finally able to escape.”

    In the semifinal Sharapova will face Angelique Kerber. Previously, Kerber won 6-3, 7-6 (2) over Yaroslava Shvedova.

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