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Jenson Button won’t work with Fernando Alonso

Saturday, August 11th, 2012


At least he made that loud and clear.

Jenson Button is adamant there is no weight to the continued rumours that Ferrari are interested in signing him probably after the 2012 F1 season or in the next few years, and even if they were, he wouldn’t partner with Fernando Alonso.

Despite having committed his long-term future to McLaren, rumours persist claiming that Ferrari are keen on Jenson Button replacing Felipe Massa next season. The Brit, though, is adamant there is no truth to the stories and Ferrari have not even spoken to him about it.

“There has always been contact. When I see Stefano (Domenicali) in the paddock we always say ‘hello, how are you?’” he told Italy’s Autosprint magazine. But he knows my situation and I know that I have a contract for next year. I see no reason for this to continue focusing in my direction.”

Pressed as to whether knowing that Ferrari want him makes him ‘proud’, Button responded: “Who said they did? Well I think if you look at this team, McLaren, you see a team that has achieved so much. And if you look at the red team you see the same thing.”

”All Italians are passionate about sports, especially motorsport. But for now (McLaren) is the right place for me. Although as I’ve said… never say never.”

Button highlighted one aspect of joining Ferrari that would deter him from the move, Fernando Alonso, who is undoubtedly the number one driver at the Italian stable. Asked whether he believes Alonso could “divide” the team for…

Brazil vs. Mexico in 2012 Olympics Football Final

Thursday, August 9th, 2012


It’s on.

Brazil will take on Mexico in the final of the Under-23 football tournament in the 2012 London Olympic Games at Wembley on Saturday after winning their semi-final clashes on Tuesday.

Brazil held off a determined performance from South Korea to emerge 3-0 winners at Old Trafford. South Korea looked the better side at the start of both halves, but Brazil edged in front seven minutes before the break with a low Romulo drive after a quick break.

Leandro Damiao then put Brazil in complete control as he completed a brace with goals in the 57th and 64th minutes.

Mexico had earlier come from behind to defeat Japan 3-1 in the day’s other semi-final at Wembley. With Japan having taken an early lead through a fine strike from Yuki Otsu, Mexico responded in fine style, equalizing before the break as lively forward Marco Fabian headed home a Giovani dos Santos corner after a Jorge Enriquez flick-on.

Mexico further imposed themselves on the game in the second-half and were rewarded with two more fine goals. With 25 minutes remaining, Oribe Peralta capitalised on a Japanese defensive error to win possession and curl a fine effort into the top-corner.

Mexico looked to be playing out the win comfortably, but added extra gloss to the victory in the final-minute when Javier Cortes fired home after a powerful run down the right.

Mexico headed to the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London…

Terrell Owens returns to the NFL with Seattle Seahawks

Thursday, August 9th, 2012


Yes, Terrell Owens is coming back to the NFL.

And he’s hoping the Seattle Seahawks’ search for another veteran wide receiver for the 2012 NFL football season will get him off the sidelines. The 38-year-old Owens had a tryout with the Seahawks on Monday morning, and hours later the team announced it had agreed to terms with the former star receiver. He hasn’t played in the NFL since the 2010 season with Cincinnati, when he caught 72 passes for 983 yards and nine touchdowns.

Foxsports.com first reported the agreement between Terrell Owens and the Seattle Seahawks. Terms of Owens’ contract weren’t available. Owens sat out the entire 2011 season following surgery on his left knee and failed to receive any offers. He then had surgery on his left knee and didn’t receive any offers to play last season.

The veteran Terrell Owens initially made his return this spring playing for the Allen Wranglers of the Indoor Football League. He had 35 catches for 420 yards and 10 touchdowns while playing eight of 11 games, but was released and lost an ownership stake in the team in May.

Owens, a third-round draft choice by San Francisco in 1996, has started 201 of the 219 regular-season NFL games he has played in his career. He has 1,078 receptions for 15,934 yards and 153 touchdowns – the second most in league history.

His nine seasons with at least 1,000 yards receiving and…

2012 London Olympic Games rages on

Thursday, August 2nd, 2012


Yeah, the time of the year when best of the world come together.

That’s right sports fans, the sporting world is on a standstill as the 2012 Summer Olympic Games, officially dubbed as the Games of the XXX Olympiad, take over London with over 200 nations competing with the best in the world at the Olympic Stadium in Olympic Park, London, England.

Featuring 26 sports and 39 sport disciplines, you are in for a treat as the world’s finest in each of the sport showcased in the foremost international sports tournament in the planet are expected to give it their all as they look to give their respective home nations the recognition and admiration each competing athlete would love to win on the international stage of the Olympic Games.

It doesn’t get any bigger than the Olympic Games people and it’s not recognized around the world as the foremost sports competition in the planet for nothing.

Held every two years, the bi-annual sporting spectacle features nearly every nation as each of the competing athletes look forward to playing for their respective countries in the international tournament. More than 13,000 athletes always come out to compete for their respective flags and nothing beats winning that gold for your country.

And as always, all the heavy hitters of the bi-annual tournament…

Who’ll challenge USA in the 2012 London Olympics?

Thursday, August 2nd, 2012


Yeah, USA sure is a giant but somebody has to stand up to the Americans at some point right?

Of course, there are some contenders looking to challenge the USA this year in the 2012 London Olympic Games for the right to be regarded as the overall medals winner.

And one of which is Germany. The Germans are expected to win at least 25 medals this year and finish in the top ten of the medal tally. Games that should give Germany some hardware this year in London include canoeing, equestrian, and rowing.

Another country that really brings its A-game in the Summer Olympic Games is France.

France has high expectations going for them this year. How come? A lot of people are expecting the French to do good with fencing and cycling, France’s most medal-producing events, featured this year in the foremost sporting competition in the world.

Oh yeah, they’re good in equestrian, sailing, judo, shooting, and weightlifting too.

We also have Italy. Italy is the 4th most successful country in the history of the Olympics and they are expected to look the part in the Olympics. And in case you don’t know how good the Italians can be in the Summer Olympic Games, these guys finished in the top 5 of the medal count 11 times, 20 times in the top 10, which makes this nation one of those countries to watch out for this year in the…

Fernando Alonso wins 2012 F1 German GP

Sunday, July 22nd, 2012


Yeah, it’s really looking good for Fernando Alonso winning his third career drivers’ championship.

In case you missed it, Fernando Alonso won the last race of the 2012 F1 season, believing that the hard work he put in during qualifying played a major role in his German Grand Prix success.

Double world champion Fernando Alonso proved that he is bit of a rain master as he followed up his pole position at a wet Silverstone a fortnight ago with another P1 in poor conditions at Hockenheim on Saturday.

Although conditions were dry on race day, the double World Champion was able to stay ahead of Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel and Jenson Button from McLaren on Sunday to claim his third race victory of the season.

“I don’t really know politics but it is true that the situation is not great in Spain but a Spanish driver in an Italian car, designed by a Greek man is good to win here,” he said. “We enjoy the win. Starting on pole was the key factor because it was difficult to overtake and we were not the fastest but we kept the position.”

Despite controlling the race from the front, Alonso feels it wasn’t quite as easy as it it looked.

“It was tough, definitely. It was not an easy race, maybe…”

UFC President Dana White says UFC 149 sucked

Sunday, July 22nd, 2012


And this one was their first trip to Calgary too. Ugh.

The UFC’s success in the last 11 years has been based upon deep cards filled with evenly matched fights in which the athletes took risks in a desire to put on a show.

None of that occurred on Saturday at UFC 149 in a very lackluster main card at the Scotiabank Saddledome, in which Renan Barão claimed an easy unanimous decision over Urijah Faber to claim the interim bantamweight belt.

Fans in Calgary and in social media sites blasted Dana White before the fight for what they perceived as a poor card. A slew of injuries to high-profile fighters decimated the fight card, but White spent the week before the show angrily defending his men.

He said to anybody who would listen that “our guys always deliver.”

On Saturday, though, they did not and White wasn’t shy about sharing his displeasure. After Barão’s unanimous decision was announced, the crowd stuck around and booed loudly to let White know what it thought of the company’s first trip to Calgary.

Appearing on the post-fight show on Fuel TV, White said he was “not too excited about” how the card turned out, though he wasn’t nearly as upset with either Barão or Faber. The rest of the fighters on the main card, though, felt White’s wrath.

Heavily hyped middleweight Hector Lombard fell flat on his face…

Melo says Knicks can match ridiculous Lin deal

Monday, July 16th, 2012


Looks like somebody is jealous.

Carmelo Anthony said Sunday it’s up to the New York Knicks to decide if they want to match the ”ridiculous contract” that the Houston Rockets have offered Jeremy Lin for the 2012-13 NBA basketball season.

It’s uncertain if they will now after agreeing to a sign-and-trade deal with Portland to bring point guard Raymond Felton back to the New York Knicks, after already signing Jason Kidd.

The Knicks have repeatedly said they would match any offer for Jeremy Lin, but the Rockets made it difficult with a three-year, $25 million deal that’s worth about $15 million in the third year. New York has until 11:59 p.m. EDT on Tuesday to match the offer sheet for the restricted free agent.

Asked if he could envision Lin being with the Knicks next season, Carmelo Anthony said: ”At this point there’s a lot going on. I stay away from that part right now. I would love to see him back, but I think he has to do what’s best for him right now.”

Anthony, speaking before practice with the U.S. Olympic team, was then reminded it’s up to the Knicks, not Lin, to decide whether he stays or goes. ”It’s not up to me,” Anthony said with a laugh. ”It’s up to the organization to say they want to match that ridiculous contract that’s out there.”

Lin had a sensational run after becoming the Knicks’ starter in…

Dallas Mavericks acquire Elton Brand

Sunday, July 15th, 2012


They needed to, after losing both Jason Kidd and Jason Terry to free agency.

Elton Brand thought he was going in for a harmless offseason workout at the Philadelphia 76ers‘ practice facility. Instead, he got his walking papers. Summoned to a meeting by team president Rod Thorn, Brand learned earlier this month the Sixers would use their one-time amnesty provision in the new CBA to let him go. The move means the $18.1 million Brand is owed in the final season of his five-year deal will not count against the salary cap for Philadelphia.

The two-time All-Star forward wouldn’t stay unemployed for long. The Dallas Mavericks won the bidding Friday to obtain Brand off waivers, the latest in a series of moves to build their roster after a frustrating start in free agency.

”I’m pretty happy with it,” Elton Brand said by phone Friday night. ”I think it can be good for me.” Dallas also completed a one-year deal with 7-foot center Chris Kaman, who tweeted Wednesday that he had reached an agreement with the Mavericks. The Sixers also continued to overhaul their roster when they agreed to a $6 million, two-year contract with former No. 1 overall draft pick Kwame Brown.

A year after winning their first NBA title, the Mavericks couldn’t persuade Deron Williams to come play for his hometown team. Williams stayed with the Nets for their move to Brooklyn and signed his new deal early Wednesday, the first day new deals could be…

Michael Schumacher won’t retire from F1 yet

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012


Yeah, probably because he hasn’t been winning as much.

Michael Schumacher has given the clearest indication yet that he wants to continue his Formula One career beyond the 2012 F1 season.

The seven-time World Champion’s three-year contract with Mercedes runs out at the end of this season and his team bosses have confirmed that they hope to sort out his future during the summer break.

Mercedes motorsport director Norbert Haug has made plenty of noise about keeping the 43-year-old after this year, but Michael Schumacher himself has stayed pretty quiet about his future plans.

Well, that was up to Wednesday as he has indicated for the first time that he is still enjoying Formula One and not really thinking about his second retirement just yet.

“I am still not satisfied,” he told Germany’s Sport Bild in an exclusive interview, saying he has “achieved very little” during his second spell in F1.

Since returning to the sport in 2010, Schumacher has been outshone by team-mate Nico Rosberg with his compatriot claiming one victory and four podium finishes in the two and a half years compared to his one podium which came at this year’s European Grand Prix.

As for contract negotiations with his Brackley bosses…



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