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Athletic and Swimming

Translucent hard athletic dominance Mideast-Africa

Atletik Sulit Tembus Dominasi Timteng-Afrika

Palembang – Dozens of athletes from the athletics arena ready tested the ability of the Islamic Solidarity Games (ISG) III in Palembang, September 22-October 1 next. They are currently undergoing a training camp in a few places depending on the number which will be followed later.

Indonesia fairly minimal opportunities to penetrate the dominance of athletes from countries of the Middle East, Africa, and the Soviet Union. Nevertheless, the optimal preparation still run by the Executive Board of the Athletics Association of Indonesia to take advantage of the event.

It is delivered by members of the race committee and the Executive Committee of refereeing Athletics Association of Indonesia, Sumartoyo Martodihardjo. According to him, in the event the ISG later, Indonesian athletes can gain knowledge and experience from the world’s top athletes. “For the achievement it seems hard to beat them from the Middle East and Africa. But this opportunity for us to meet the world athletes,” said Sumartoyo.

Currently, according to Sumartoyo, athletics track is always dominated by athletes from nations of Morocco, Bahrain, Watar, Kazakhstan, and Uzbekistan. Even so, he still asks a mainstay Indonesian athletes to do everything we can in the arena of sports world Islamic countries.

The seriousness PB PASI, at this time, according to Sumartoyo, some athletes are following the training camp at home and abroad. “There is a practice in Canning. We do not want to give up so easily,” said Sumartoyo.

The General Secretary of the Provincial Board of South Sumatra PASI, Zulfaini M. Ropi, explains, it is ready to assist in running a PB PASI training camp for the national athletes in the arena that will host the race in Jakabaring Sport City.

According to him, in Jakabaring facility is the most complete and best in Indonesia. In addition, his team has experience in carrying out similar activities at SEA Games 2011.
“We are ready to help a team of PB PASI because here has the best facilities,” said M. Zulfaini Ropi. He explained that in Jakabaring athletics track has eight oval track for runners.

Meanwhile, outside the main path is also available a similar trajectory to six runners. The track serves as a warming trajectory. Until now, the facility is well maintained though rarely used.

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Football

Song: Fabregas Love Barca

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Barcelona – The future of Cesc Fabregas speculated after Manchester United are so eager for him up from Barcelona. But the 26-year-old midfielder loves Los Cules mentioned.

The Red Devils turned to a transfer target Fabregas after Thiago Alcantara chose to accept the proposal Bayern Munich.

To realize the ambition to bring in Fabregas, Manchester United have made ​​the offer twice. The first bid of £ 30m rejected Barca. Similarly, the second bid in the amount of 34 million pounds.

About the transfer speculation that Fabregas, Barca teammate, Alex Song, provide a comment. Although the claim has not been doing talks, Song assess that loves Fabregas Barca.

“I have not talked to him, but I know that Cesc (Fabregas) is fully here,” said Song told Sky Sports.

“He loves Barcelona, the club he loves. He will remain here and give 100 per cent capacity, because I know him well and he will fight. He will focus on the club.”

“He just wants to give the best to Barcelona. He is from Barcelona, he loves Barcelona, and he wanted to start the season to show what he can do.”

“Everyone keeps talking, and talking about (his future), but we know he’s focused on the here and ready to start the season,” he added.

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Racing

There’s no reason Alonso Leave Ferrari

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MARANELLO – At Scuderia Ferrari, Felipe Massa was not only exposed to the issue who leave. Fernando Alonso did not escape from a similar rumor. In contrast to Massa, Alonso reportedly frustrated by the performance of the car is still difficult to compete with rivals – Sebastian Vettel.

If the mass is said to be resigned or was sacked because of his own performance, Alonso gossip factor is more to car problems. Of the nine series that has been passed, the Spanish driver was still struggling for a consistent set-up on his F138 car.

You could say, the achievements of the podium five times, including two times the main podium, more due to his own skill as Alonso winning two world titles in 2005 and 2006 seasons. When asked of his manager, Luis Garcia Abad, the rumors were brushed away.

“(Rumor) was unprovoked. I would suggest a change in the team just because (Alonso) failed to win a title (since joining Ferrari), “said Abad, as cited Formula1FanCast, Tuesday (23/07/2013).

“Alonso is the fourth most widely rider won the Grand Prix. He also won two consecutive seasons. Some riders even retired from Formula One without winning any of the series, “he concluded.
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Racing

FIA Enforce Two DRS zones at the Hungaroring

Budapest – International Automobile Federation (FIA) to implement the use of two DRS zones at the Hungarian Grand Prix this weekend. This step was taken so that the race is better and tighter.

Formula 1 tenth series will be held at the Hungaroring circuit on Sunday (07/28/2013) later. Consider the character of the tracks are narrow and winding, this year the FIA ​​also took steps two DRS zones so that the rider has more chances to precede each maneuver.

As reported by Autosport, the bend after the first zone was 13 when the rider passes the start line to the first corner, which is the longest straight track.

While the second zone positioned after the bend. Although the distance is not too long of a bend in two, but this zone is chosen so that the rider can continue the maneuver is done in the first zone.

After successfully close the position with his opponent in the first zone, the riders still had a chance in the second zone precedes.

Hungaroring circuit with a length of 4.3 km and has 16 corners with clockwise direction of racing. This circuit speed record was recorded in the name of Formula 1 legend Michael Schumacher in 2004 with a record of one minute 19.071 seconds.

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Football

Welcomes Higuain, Benitez Also Talk Players Other Approach

Naples – Rafael Benitez welcomed the success of Napoli bring Gonzalo Higuain. Additionally Benitez also discuss other targets Il Partenopei, Jackson Martinez.

Higuain step away from joining Naoli after passing a medical and will be introduced to the San Paolo next Monday, with a new loan from Liverpool’s goalkeeper, Pepe Reina.

Despite having to spend deep to bring Higuain (37 million euros), but the Real Madrid striker was considered the right person replaces Edinson Cavani who bought Paris St Germain.

Moreover, the ratio of Higuain goal with Real Madrid since joining in 2006 was so good that 122 goals from 266 appearances in all competitions. Reflecting on the statistics, Benitez was so optimistic Higuain could play well with Napoli.

“Higuain is a player who can score goals very much,” said Benitez as reported by Football Italia.

“The club is doing something great, ranging from President Aurelio De Laurentiis to Director Riccardo Bigon. We want to build the project to be a winning team for three or four years into the future, by bringing in many players,” he continued.

“We try to create a strong future for this team, including a new training camp and with the purchase of this player, I think we can

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Football

Iniesta: Martino Right Choice

Andres Iniesta Barcelona agree with the decision of choosing Gerardo Martino as a replacement for Tito Vilanova.
“The club decided that the best course, I believe he would suit our style,” said Iniesta.
“This is the best decision, I know when (Spain) dealing with Paraguay (when still trained Martimo) at the World Cup in South Africa.”
Iniesta then on it was also said that the merger would make Barca Neymar grew stronger, “The signing of Neymar tips will make us stronger and have more opportunities to score goals in all competitions that we follow”.
About new challenges the former coach of Barca idol, Pep Guardiola at Bayern Munich, Iniesta said that Bayern will be stronger under control Guardiola tips.
After Thiago Alcantara decision while Guardiola, Iniesta believes it is a personal decision and should be respected, a matter of interest Cesc Fabregas Manchester United, Iniesta believes that his partner will stay at Camp Nou.

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Football

Toronto FC announce signing of Spanish midfielder Alvaro Rey

oronto FC have added a new player, and a new nationality, to their roster during the open transfer window.

The club announced Thursday they have signed Spanish midfielder Álvaro Rey. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, per team and league policy.

Rey, 24, most recently played for Xérez in the Spanish second division, where he scored three goals in 28 appearances. A product of the Real Betis youth system, Rey also played with Spanish second division side Gimnastic de Tarragona before joining Xérez.

“Álvaro trained with the team for several weeks last month, and played in a reserve match with us against Montreal. He’s very technical and quick, and is good at taking on defenders,” Toronto FC president and general manager Kevin Payne told the team’s website. “He offers something different than we typically see in MLS and we think he’ll help our team become more dangerous.”

Rey will be added to the roster and eligible to play once his International Transfer Certificate (ITC) arrives.

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Football

Assou-Ekotto: It’s Sad to See FECAFOOT Suspended

Indomitable lions defender, Benoit Assou-Ekotto has told Reuters Cameroon’s suspension from international football by FIFA because of alleged government interference in the country’s football federation will be resolved.
“It is sad to see the Cameroon federation in this kind of situation but I’m sure the problem will be solved soon and we will hopefully qualify for the World Cup,” the Tottenham Hotspur left back told the London based international news agency Friday.

The temporal ban imposed by the world’s football governing body came soon after Cameroon learned they would top the qualifying group because Togo fielded an ineligible player against them.

It’s feared that if the ban is not lifted by September 6 Cameroon will not be able to play their final game against Libya and may be expelled from the qualification process for the 2014 finals in Brazil.

Assou-Ekotto, 29, who joined Tottenham in 2006 from Lens, told Reuters he was happy at White Hart Lane despite local media speculation that he might soon leave the club.

Asked about his future, he said: “When you spend seven years somewhere it is obvious you are happy there. I am not a man who likes to swap his team every two or three years and the club is a part of my world. I want to stay at Tottenham.”
Assou-Ekotto, known for his forthright opinions and social conscience, believes there is more to life than football and said it was important to give back to communities.

Assou-Ekotto is expected in Cameroon on Monday July 8, with a charity that is helping to save the sight of millions. “I want to help people to have a better life,” he said, before heading for a remote village to administer the 250 millionth treatment for river blindness for the international development organisation Sightsavers.

“As footballers we have a chance to do things that can save the life of someone and by this treatment we can help someone to enjoy life. I’d never heard of this treatment before and it will be a fantastic experience for me to go and learn about them.”

The World Health Organisation estimates that 37 million people are infected by river blindness – or onchocerciasis – in Africa with over 300,000 people already blinded by the disease. It is transmitted through the bite of a black fly, which breeds in fast-flowing water.

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Racing

F1 boss Ecclestone charged in bribery case

Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone has been charged by German prosecutors with paying a $44 million bribe, placing his future as head of the motor sport series in doubt.

The 82-year-old British billionaire has been under investigation since a German banker was convicted of taking the payment from him in connection with the sale of a stake in F1.

The Munich state court said Ecclestone has until mid-August to respond to charges of bribery and incitement to breach of trust in connection with Gerhard Gribkowsky’s management of the bankBayernLB’s 47 percent stake in F1.

Ecclestone, the longtime commercial head of F1, acknowledged during Gribkowsky’s trial in 2011 that he made the payment five years earlier but said he was pressured to do so.

Ecclestone’s indictment was dated on May 10 and has since been translated into English and delivered to Ecclestone and his lawyers, the court said.

”The lawyers have accepted an indictment,” Ecclestone told The Associated Press. ”It means they have to reply to the indictment, which they are strenuously doing.”

Ecclestone, who Forbes magazine reports is worth $3.8 billion, said he is yet to read the indictment.

”They are alleging I bribed someone,” Ecclestone said, while insisting he did ”nothing illegal.”

Sentences in Germany for bribery range from three months to 10 years in prison.

CVC Capital Partners, the investment group that has owned F1’s commercial rights since 2006, issued no direct comment Wednesday about the future of Ecclestone.

”Mr. Ecclestone has six weeks to provide a response to this bill of indictment prior to a decision being made by the court on opening proceedings,” the board of Formula One Group said in a statement. ”The board will continue to monitor developments in this situation accordingly.”

Ecclestone was retained as chief executive of F1 by CVC after it took control of the sport following the takeover that sparked the bribery case.

Gribkowsky was in charge of selling BayernLB’s stake in F1 to CVC.

In addition to taking the money from Ecclestone, Gribkowsky used BayernLB’s funds to pay the F1 chief a commission of $41.4 million and agreed to pay a further $25 million to Bambino Trust, a company with which Ecclestone was affiliated, prosecutors said during the trial in 2011.

Ecclestone told the court he deserved a commission for the sale, saying ”I did a very, very good job.”

On Wednesday, he told the AP: ”They wanted money. I was shaken down by the guys. It’s happened in life before.”

Gribkowsky, who has largely admitted the charges, was sentenced to 8 1/2 years in prison after being found guilty last year of corruption, tax evasion and breach of trust.

Ecclestone’s German lawyers, Sven Thomas and Norbert Scharf, said they will soon submit a ”comprehensive response” to the court – and the central issue in that response will be ”the varying ‘confessions’ of Mr. Gribkowsky.”

Ecclestone was savvy in building his power base in F1 from the 1970s and helped to create the Formula One Constructors’ Association that controlled the business side of the sport, including selling the TV rights.

The British-based company later became known as Formula One Management. It has fought regular tussles with the teams over finances, but has retained control of the global motor racing series.

CVC, having amassed a 63 percent stake of F1, has reduced its holding as other investors have come on board in recent years, although a planned flotation has stalled.

Ecclestone’s holding has been diluted to about 5 percent.

Geir Mouslon in Munich contributed to this report.

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Tennis

It’s late July Hingis Will Return to Competitive Tennis Arena

California – Still remember with Martina Hingis? Former world tennis queen was planning a comeback to the tennis world. Not to a single party ever menjulangkan name, but the doubles where he also has achievements okay.

Hingis, who had won five Grand Slam singles titles, will return to action in the world of tennis in Southern California Open tournament on July 27-August 4.

In the tournament, the Swiss-born tennis player 32 years ago it would pair up with Slovakian tennis player Daniela Hantuchova.

“I’m really looking forward to get back into a competitive game in Southern California Open,” said Hingis in the WTA website and quoted by Reuters.

“The spirit is still very rough and bersaingku I please be on the field,” continued the woman who occupies the WTA rankings even when he was barely 17 years old.

Hingis, who won the Australian Open and Wimbledon at the age of 16 years, retreating from the world of tennis in 2003 due to an ankle injury. At that time he was only 22 years old.

In 2006, he decided to return to the tennis world. He retired again in 2007 after tested positive for cocaine. Hingis was sentenced to two years despite never insisted on taking the banned substance.

Discourse comeback to the tennis world had inception in 2010. At that time he claimed to have been looking for a doubles partner to get back into action to competitive tennis.

In women’s doubles, Hingis scored nine grand slam titles. He also never won a Grand Slam title in mixed doubles.