Jakarta – Maria Sharapova appoint Jimmy Connors as his new coach. Connors replaces Thomas Hogstedt which has already agreed to part with Sharapova. After three years of working together, Hogstedt and Sharapova agreed to part ways on Friday (07/12/2013) local time. Due to personal reasons, the Swede could not accompany Sharapova in tournaments to come. To replace Hogstedt, Sharapova lifted Connors as coach. Men from the United States who collected eight grand slam titles before is coach Andy Roddick. “I’m happy to announce that Jimmy Connors would be my new coach,” Sharapova wrote on her official website as quoted by Sky Sports. “I’ve known Jimmy for many years and we had worked together in 2008 before the Australian Open,” said two of the world tennis rankings. “I’m very excited with this new partnership and look forward to the upcoming tournament,” he said. After being eliminated in the second round at Wimbledon last, Sharapova is now preparing for the next Grand Slam, the U.S. Open will be held on 26 August to 9 September next.
PARIS (Reuters) – As softly-spoken off the bike as he is brutal on his machine, Chris Froome completed a long journey out of Africato claim his maiden Tour de France on the Champs-Elysees on Sunday. As much as kids from Kilburn, London, are not supposed to win the Tour, as 2012 champion Bradley Wiggins would say, kids from Kenya are not supposed to prevail on the French roads either. “I’d like my performances here to help inspire a lot of youngsters, especially young Africans. They have to believe they can get out of Africa to make it to European teams,” the 28-year-old Froome said. This is exactly what Froome, born in Kenya of British descent and schooled in South Africa, did. He started riding at 17 with local cycling coach David Kinjah in the highlands of Nairobi and in 2006, took part in the Under-23 world championships representing Kenya. It was hardly an auspicious beginning – crashing into a policeman on the first bend of the time trial event. Froome joined the Barloworld team in 2008 and rode his first Tour de France, finishing 84th and with little hope of one day winning the world’s greatest cycling race. “The first time that I thought that ‘ok, realistically I could become a GC (general classification) rider to contend in grand Tours was during the 2011 Vuelta,” said Froome, who joined the well-oiledTeam Sky in 2010. “Up until then I was finding it difficult to keep my performances high for three weeks. The Vuelta 2011 gave me the confidence that I do belong to the group of riders who belong in front of the general classification.” Froome, first described by Sky principal Dave Brailsford as “a rough diamond, in need of shaping and polishing”, worked for team leader Wiggins at the Vuelta in 2011 and still managed to finish ahead of him. “When I… Read more »
Spielberg – Good news for the Austrian society. Formula One (F1) will be re-rolling there. Former racing driver Niki Lauda admitted that he had been waiting for this for a long time. Effort to restore the F1 sport already done last year, after New Jersey failed to hold this year’s race debut. Since that time the owner of Red Bull, Dietrich Mateschitz and F1 boss, Bernie Ecclestone has agreed to hold the race in 2014. It also ended the 11-year wait Austrian lovers of the F1 calendar. Known, the first time the state has an estimated population was 8,032,926 at the 1964 F1 race held at Zeltweg Airfield, before moving to Österreichring in 1970. The last time Austria to host the 2002 F1 season. “This is the best thing that could happen to our country,” said Lauda, who won at Austria in 1984, the Kleine Zeitung on Wednesday (07/24/2013). “This publicity worldwide invaluable for Austria. I always look forward F1 title race back here, “said three-time F1 world champion. “In fact, all of this is left to Mr. Mateschitz. It means a lot to me, considering I also never won the race here, “he added.
Moscow – Grief enveloped Italian racing world. Foreign riders who participated in the Pizza World Supersport event, Andrea Antonelli, died after suffering a severe accident at the race in Moscwa Raceway, Sunday, July 21, 2013. Kecalakan that struck Antonelli happened in the last corner on the first lap. In the slippery track conditions due to heavy rain, Antonelli lost control of his motorcycle to fall. After that, his head hit the motor co sekompatriotnya, Lorenzo Zanetti. “Three riders were injured and one of them from Italy died of injuries suffered,” said local police spokesman told reporters. Antonelli was immediately taken to the medical center that is in the circuit. The medical team did not want to bring Antonelli to a nearby hospital by helicopter because it does not want to take the risk. Because the injury is severe enough Antonelli. Goeleven Kawasaki rider was dead at 2 pm local time. FIM, Dorna, and YMS Promotion and decided to stop all activities scheduled on that day. »All the people involved in this championship deepest condolences to the Antonelli family, friends, team, and the Italian Federation over this tragic incident,” the official statement FIM. Antonelli became the second driver from Italy who died in the World Supersport Championship. Previously, Marco Simoncelli died when following the race at the Malaysian GP in October two years ago. Lives of the Gresini Honda team rider drifted after his head hit the motor and close friend Colin Edwards, Valentino Rossi.
Yamaha Factory Racing rider, Valentino Rossi claimed not hard to find the motivation to be able to go fast in MotoGP. Through the interview on his personal website, he claims could not imagine if he had to work outside the racing world. “My job is my passion. I can not do it other than that. I love anything related to the world of racing, riding motorcycles, working with my team and life in the paddock. Not hard to find motivation. I just want to go fast, “he said. In the interview, Rossi also argued riders today are more serious and professional, even higher level of their competition. So far Rossi does have to compete with Dani Pedrosa, Jorge Lorenzo, Casey Stoner and Marc Marquez. “There are three generations can be compared. I am the oldest generation. I fight with Loris Capirossi, Sete Gibernau and Max Biaggi, although at that time I was younger. Furthermore, there is Jorge, Dani and Casey. While Marc is representative of most young. The difference is, today more professional rider. They practice harder and higher levels of competition, “he said. Until now, Rossi is ranked fifth in the driver standings with 101 points. He left behind 37 points from the standings, the Repsol Honda debut, Marquez.
Spielberg – After an absence since 2003, the Austrian Grand Prix will return to the F1 calendar. The plan Austrian GP will take place since the 2014 season. This was possible as the management agreement between F1 with Red Bull camp, which has a circuit in Spielberg, Styria, Austria. The circuit itself is now called the Red Bull Ring after polished finished and opened again in 2011. Previously it was carrying the circuit Österreichring name and then A1 Ring. “Dietrich Mateschitz (Red Bull owner) and Bernie Ecclestone have reached an agreement that will make going back to Styria F1 next year,” said Red Bull as quoted by Autosport. Years ago had appeared discourse to replace the race in New Jersey with the Austrian race. In the end an agreement was not reached for 2013, even though it was revealed that the Austrian Grand Prix will appear again in 2014. The return of the Austrian GP formally still must be approved by the FIA as a discussion about the 2014 calendars in the World Motor Sport Council meeting next.
HAMBURG – Step Roger Federer had stopped at the German Tennis Championships semifinals after losing the fight stright through a set of qualifier, Federico Dulbonis, Sunday (07/21/2013) early morning hrs. In that match, Federer was beaten 6-7 (7) and 6-7 (4) of Dulbonis, which is a world-ranked 114. Former world number one was lost within one hour, 53 minutes, as well as a second defeat Federer this year from players who rank in the top 100. “He (Dulbonis) played well, he’s a little more aggressive than I was,” Federer said, as reported by Heraldnet, Sunday (07/21/2013). Previously, the Swiss tennis player Sergiy Stakhovsky surrendered at hand in the second round of Wimbledon 2013 with a 7-6 (5), 6-7 (5), 5-7, 6-7 (5). Stakhovsky is itself a world-ranked 116. The victory over Federer, made Dulbonis became the third qualifier to advance to the final of the ATP World Tour this year. At the top of the party, would Dulbonis against Fabio Fognini of Italy. Fognini aside Spaniard, Nicolas Almargo battle through two sets, and in one hour 49 minutes. In the meantime, this is a failure of Federer this year after winning just one title from nine tournaments.
London – The success of Andy Murray a champion at Wimbledon in 2013 also could not be separated from the role of coach, Ivan Lendl. Murray did not hesitate to give praise for his coach. Murray came out as the champion at Wimbledon after defeating Novak Djokovic in the final round on Sunday (07/07/2013) night local time, with a score of 6-4, 7-5, 6-4. The win makes Murray the first British man to win Wimbledon after Fred Perry did 77 years ago. Murray has become a more consistent player since handled by Lendl in the early 2012. After being trained by a guy who has eight grand slam titles – except Wimbledon – it is, Murray won several prestigious titles such as the 2012 Olympic gold medal, the U.S. Open in 2012, and now Wimbledon 2013. “He believed me when a lot of people do not. He remained with me through some heavy defeats in recent years. He was very patient with me,” said Murray was quoted as saying by Reuters. “I’m glad I managed to do this for him. He would love to win here, but I think this is the best thing for him,” added the 26-year-old tennis player. Murray specifically mentions that his coach had a major role in polishing mentality. He said that Lendl makes it a lot to learn from previous defeats. “He has made me learn more than I can defeat more than ever. He always tells me what he thinks. And in tennis, is not always easy to do that in the relationship of players and coaches,” said Murray. “He makes me a little different mentality in the face of matches like this,” said the world number two world ranking was added.
Jakarta – Indonesia Open golf championship will be held towards the end of 2013. Total prize 750 thousand U.S. dollars, or approximately USD 7.4 billion provided by the organizers for the winners. Follow up cooperation Indonesian Golf Association (PGI) by the Asian Tour committee (IMPL) and golfing great agency, IMG, Indonesia Open tournament will take place on November 28-December 1 next. Pantai Indah Kapok Course chosen as the venue for the event which is also included in the calendar of the 2013 Asian Tour event. A total of 144 golfers scheduled to take part. Details, 94 Asian Tour players, 10 of the 200 ranked golfers of the world, 30 of the PGI, and 10 others from the sponsor. “This is the last year I served as chairman of PGI. Therefore, begin this year PGI want to make Indonesia become more petandingan Open feels better,” said chairman of PGI, Arifin Panigoro, in a press conference held at his residence, Jalan No. Jenggala 1. 2, South Jakarta, Thursday (27/06/2013) noon CST. “Indonesia Open theme this time will be accentuating the youth or young.’ll Look young players who will be seed top golfers in the future,” he added. Asian Tour chief executive, Mike Kerr, Indonesia believes that the implementation of the Open Championship is going to be a success. “I am convinced that IMPL and the Indonesian Open championship will be a success. A world-class golf spectacle will be presented at this event,” added Kerr.
Rubin Kazan, professional clubs in the Russian Premier League, to build a mosque in his new stadium: Rubin Stadium. Construction of places of worship for Muslims by players or fans club of course a form of respect and tolerance of management. Start 2013-2014 season, Rubin Kazan new stadium occupies. The sports complex will also be used for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Stadium with a capacity of 45 thousand spectators was headquartered Kazan, city Muslim population reaches 55 percent of the total city population. Services prayer rooms for football fans is provided by the club in the Premier League, Blackburn Rovers. Since 2008 at the Ewood Park stadium complex there is special worship space, but can be utilized by the entire trust. One porch, diverse religions. Tom Finn, managing director of Rovers, describes the worship space in the stadium was designed as a quiet room with soundproofing. Thus can be used for worship in comfort and quiet. The club expects to bring in more spectators through the facilities of this kind. As a pioneer who built the club worship space in the stadium, there are actually Bolton Wanderers. Since 2006, the club in the Premier League was founded in 1874 has been to build prayer rooms for fans. As with Rovers and Kazan, Wanderers fans to prepare for all religions. The place of worship is called a ‘silent room’. While the latest in the UK is Newcastle United. Starting this year, the club had a special prayer room in the stadium. Of all the players with different religions should use it. There are seven players in the Muslim club based in St James Park Stadium, that is Papiss Cisse, Cheick Tiote, Hatem Ben Arfa, Massadio Haidara, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Moussa Sissoko and Mehdi Abeid who now has a special place… Read more »