The 61 points scored by LeBron James early this morning against the Bobcats have overshadowed other equally prominent fact, the great momentum of the Heat, a team that starts after carburizing mini crisis experienced in the month of January. Led by the ‘King’ LeBron, Spoelstra’s starting to remember the overwhelming team in the second half of last season, who achieved a 37-2 record in the last 39 games of the regular season.
Currently Florida franchise still has a long way to go to match that gorgeous face up (25 games stand here at the start of the postseason, the first one in this same morning visit to the Rockets). However, it has been shown as the form team throughout the past month, in a sure sign that their boilers start carburizing at a rate that few are trained to follow. The locomotive engines roar and Miami. The Pacers are on notice. They must defend their two-game lead.
Hardly a surprising and anecdotal loss to the Jazz on February 8 appears in the register of the Heat throughout the last eleven games (10-1). Since then, they have resulted in victory their last eight games, most notably the successful in the feud Durant and Thunder (81-103). A final win over the Western leaders with personal connotations for that to LeBron, despite finishing with a broken nose, he could return the blow inflicted a month before the American Airlines Arena for Durant to which many saw as a winner and MVP season. A lack of resolve that finally blocks prized award, the vast whole planet breathes basketball because these two superclasses can return deal in June, nothing more and nothing less than the ring game. …continue reading
A goal of Christian in the friendly match tonight between Portugal and Cameroon would make him the top scorer of the Portuguese team. The Madrid is tied in the rankings with Pauleta retired, both with 47 goals, ahead of such legendary Eusebio and Figo.
Realizing this fact “is a matter of time”, as already explained coach Paulo Bento, who will not leave him alone in the attack because they think it is the best choice for a player with his characteristics.
Despite ruling out the possibility of throwing toe with Christian as “beasts” of Cameroon, the national coach said that solution may choose to party at particular times, to meet the absences of the front Helder Postiga and Hugo Almeida, both injured. This will be the last friendly before the announcement of the squad for the World Cup in Brazil. …continue reading
Roger Federer has admitted more “link” with the Spanish Rafa Nadal having with Novak Djokovic or Andy Murray, and recognizes that the rankings today for him “are secondary” and confess that in 2013 should not “have played some tournaments” and “no” felt “right”.
“I’ve done and I’ve lived long with him-Nadal. Since five-set matches, to promote a tournament in Qatar, also play the game for Africa. And I went to dinner with him. I know your family well; know your mother, father and sister. Our bond is greater than I have with Novak Djokovic or Andy Murray. And for that reason I feel closer and more connected to Rafa”, admitted Federer, told GQ magazine in the Australian version.
In relation to the friendship among tennis players, Federer spoke about if it can be friend of rivals as a result of his good relationship with Lleyton Hewitt. “I’m not sure how close we are as friends. It will be interesting to see how much we will be in contact once we are out of the loop. But while we continue playing it can not know. I consider myself close to the rest of colleagues because we know each other”, he said. …continue reading
Good news for lovers of sport Canal + has just announced it is expanding its sports programming from 2015, consolidating the exclusive offer for two star sports: tennis and golf to be added to the varied proposal already offered and includes a variety of disciplines: soccer, basketball, handball, volleyball, motor, American Sport and athletics.
The new offering premium television, which will begin airing in 2015, will expand the current schedule and offer tennis for four years, the 1000 Masters exclusively (except Madrid) live during 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018, from Indian Wells , Miami, Monte Carlo, Rome, Canada, Cincinnati, Shanghai, Paris and London and the ATP World Tour Finals.
A proposal must add transmission Wimbledon, an essential event for any tennis lover, 12 tournaments ATP500 in Rotterdam, Rio, Dubai, Acapulco, Quenn’s, Hamburg, Washington, Tokyo, Beijing, Basel and Barcelona, at the essential tournament Conde de Godo. Finally, we must add to this important job the ATP 250 selection, complete with exclusive live coverage of the most important tournaments in Chennai or in the Brisbane Open, …continue reading
The FC Barcelona thrashed mercilessly by Vic CP 1-5 in the second semifinal of the Copa del Rey hockey skates, the final phase takes place in Lleida, and will play tomorrow at 15:30 at Moritz Vendrell, which defends the title.
Barça, solid leader in the OK League and without a doubt the team today as European hockey, encarrilar the game midway through the first half with goals from Torra and Marin, the latter after a sensational pass in the area Pascual.
With the game 0-2 at halftime and after the break Barcelona, who accumulates 19 Cups, was further instructed its great game and finished the job with goals from Barroso, Alvarez and Gual, leaving for the vicenses honor of opening the scoring in a swift counterattack by Roca. …continue reading
In the absence of official confirmation, and there is informal. Some of the most prestigious U.S. media as ‘ESPN’ or ‘Yahoo’, have confirmed that Danny Granger will sign with the Los Angeles Clippers until end of season, when set to become a free agent.
The forward, 30, will arrive tomorrow to the Californian city to be under the command of Doc Rivers could even dress for the first time this Saturday with his new team jersey at the meeting at Staples against the Pelicans.
Granger was on Wednesday without equipment, once decided to terminate his contract (layout) with a Sixers with those who did not even debut, a team that reached the last day of the close of the market on 20 February, from Pacers (allowance to which he had belonged since coming to the NBA in 2005). Other teams like the Spurs, Rockets, Mavericks and Heat, had also shown interest in acquiring his services. …continue reading
Not by just talking about it, at the Camp Nou they have forgotten the improvement of contract of Leo Messi. While the media focus points directly to Neymar and his billionaire signing for the Catalan club, Josep Maria Bartomeu president and managers look at how to solve the problem that was generated before Christmas with some controversial statements vice president Javier Faus economic (“no see no reason to improve the contract to a man who already beat it six months ago “) that ignited the football environment.
Since then all facilities were to find tranquility in the house and Messi told AS according to club sources, the policy studies make improved contract insuring the debt that the player would have to Hacienda and that already paid 15 million euros in two installments: in June, the player entered the public coffers ten million (corresponding to the complementary to the income statements for 2010 and 2011), in September paid five (4.1 of disappointed fee plus interest) of the journey included between 2007 and 2009.
While yet there was an official meeting between the two parties involved, it appears that it will not be until after the World Cup of Brazil when the two sides begin to lay the groundwork for what will be the seventh contract improvement since Messi signed his first professional contract with FC Barcelona (the current is initialed until 2018) and will continue without touching what the clause of termination (250 million), as already happened a year ago, when Messi stamped renewal document with the former President Rosell next. While the player will try to face with optimism the final stretch of the season, his advisers should be alert for anything that might arise from the new contract. …continue reading
Liverpool, weighed down by his defense but still effective attack is painfully come to the end of Swansea (4-3), after a prolific match and twists that allows it to keep pace with the leading trio, Sunday the 27th day of the Premier League.
After the victories of leaders Chelsea on Saturday (60 pts), Arsenal (59 pts) and Manchester City (57 pts), the Reds had the pressure of the result. But their 17th win of the season allows them to pick up to 4 lengths of Blues.
Having already lost his 16th-finals in the Europa League against Ukrainians Dnipropetrovsk (1-0), Tottenham has not changed meanwhile rhythm against Norwich (1-0), 14th in the championship. …continue reading
This is another thing. If in Jerez, the greater part of those who want to see the glass half empty were filled with reasons to encourage his pessimism with this new Formula 1, in these tests of Bahrain it seems that everything is changing.
And within the good highlights the Mercedes team. On the third day of testing was Lewis Hamilton which frightened with a great time, today was Nico Rosberg who has pulverized records for staying just one second of time that attained the pole on this same track last year.
Turbo V6 engines, power units, everything that surrounds this F-1 which premieres this season has new impetus thanks to that time of the German. After Mercedes, as is usually standard in these trials the McLaren Team sits with Jenson Button and appears the Ferrari of Kimi Raikkonen in third place. …continue reading
The Canadian Jennifer Jones team won a gold medal at the Olympic Games in Sochi under a 6-3 victory against Sweden in the final of the women’s curling tournament.
At its first appearance at the Olympics, Jones, world champion in 2008, has provided the Canadian women’s curling a first Olympic gold medal since the triumph of Schmirler in Nagano in 1998.
Jones has crowned a perfect Olympic tournament for his team with a 11th consecutive victory. With this feat, she imitated the Canadian skip Kevin Martin, who won Olympic gold in maintaining a perfect record in the tournament. …continue reading