Tuesday, October 30, 2012

English Premier League News: PFA Announces New Action Plan against Racism

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THE LATEST ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE NEWS – The Professional Footballers’ Association recently released a six-point plan of action that aims to act against racism in football.

In light of the recent incidents on FA’s punishment of John Terry on racism against QPR defender Anton Ferdinand and Rio Ferdinand’s refusal to wear an anti-racism campaign shirt from Kick It Out, alongside other players, the PFA made the action plan that will push for tougher penalties on racism.

The new plan of action plans to make racism a “sackable offence” in place of fines and bans and enforce the “Rooney rule” – in which more black managers will be appointed. This is to counter the impending formation of the Black Players Association, consisting black players aiming to protect those who have played past through rival sides that have experienced racist abuse.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

UEFA Champions League News: Benfica Fail To Win against Spartak Moscow Due to Own Goal

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THE LATEST UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE NEWS – Benfica fell to the bottom of Group G’s table after Jardel’s own goal gave three points to hosts Spartak Moscow, ending the match 2-1.

Spartak, whose Champions League football campaign this season was marred with defeats from Barcelona and Celtic, scored first through a strike from Rafael Carioca. Lima later equalized for the Portuguese outfit. Benfica have not played past through rival Russians successfully as Jardel sloppily allowed an own goal to get in.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

EPL Football News: Stoke’s Ryan Shawcross Not for Sale, According to Manager Tony Pulis

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THE LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS – Defender Ryan Shawcross, who captains Premier League side Stoke City, is not going to transfer to other clubs in January, said manager Tony Pulis.

The former Manchester United defender has gained positive impression from Pulis. During United’s 4-2 win against Stoke last Saturday, manager Sir Alex Ferguson noted that he should have opted to keep Shawcross in his side.

United have played past through rival Stoke through a Wayne Rooney double and shots from Robin van Persie and Danny Welbeck. An own goal from Rooney and a successful effort from Michael Kightly made up the Potters’ score.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Sports Bet News: Novak Djokovic overcomes Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga to win China Open final in straight sets

World No.2 Novak Djokovic overcame Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in straight sets on Sunday to win the China Open for a third time.

The 25-year-old Serb defeated the Frenchman 7-6 (7-4) 6-2 to maintain his unbeaten record at the ATP 500 tournament in Beijing and take the the winner's prize of $US530,570. ($A520,000).

Djokovic has won the China Open every time he has entered, his previous titles coming in 2009 and 2010 before he missed last year because of injury, and his record at the tournament now stands at 14-0.

He is pressing to beat Roger Federer to the year-end No.1 spot in the world rankings and said he was "delighted" at his latest triumph.

"It's an amazing feeling to win this trophy in the new stadium," he said of the capital's National Tennis Stadium, which had yet to be built the last time he won in Beijing.

Little separated the players throughout the entire opening set. The first four games went to serve before Tsonga made a breakthrough in the fifth game, breaking Djokovic without losing a point.

But the Serb immediately broke back and the next six games went with serve to force a tiebreak, where Djokovic raced to a 4-1 lead.

Tsonga won two quick points before Djokovic spurned an opportunity while 5-3 ahead, pushing a simple forehand shot well wide.

But two mistakes from the Frenchman, including a backhand half volley into the net, gave the tie break and set to Djokovic.

The first two service games of the second set were held before Djokovic broke in the third and was spurred on to take the next two games, establishing a 4-1 lead, then came from behind to hold serve in the sixth.

Tsonga held in the seventh before Djokovic did the same to take the set and the match in one hour and 41 minutes.

"It was a good match," Tsonga said. "I missed maybe something in the first set. I was a break up and I was playing well.

"But then he played solid. It was really difficult to control him."

The Serb had won his previous five meetings against Tsonga, including three this year, and was ultimately too strong for the Frenchman, who was making his first China Open final appearance and only his third full match of this year's tournament.

Sports Bet News: Azarenka, Djokovic win titles at China Open

BEIJING — Top-seeded Novak Djokovic extended his perfect record at the China Open when he defeated third-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France 7-6 (4), 6-2 in the final Sunday.

APTOPIX China Open Tennis
Serbia's Novak Djokovic, center, performs South Korean rapper PSY's " Gangnam Style" dance with volunteers on a court after a prize presentation for the men's singles final match of the China Open tennis tournament in Beijing Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012. Djokovic won the China Open tennis tournament, defeated Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 7-6, 6-2.
Andy Wong — AP Photo

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On the women's side, top-seeded Victoria Azarenka won her fifth title of the year by dominating second-seeded Maria Sharapova 6-3, 6-1. It was the third time this year Azarenka beat Sharapova in a final after victories at the Australian Open and Indian Wells.

Djokovic has won the tournament on all three occasions he has entered, defeating Marin Cilic in the 2009 final and David Ferrer in 2010. He has a 14-0 record.

The Serb has won 65 matches this season, the most by any player on the ATP tour. Djokovic also has four titles in 2012, including the Australian Open.

During the award ceremony, Djokovic celebrated with the ball boys and girls by dancing to "Gangnam Style," the popular single by Korean rapper Psy.

"The song is quite catchy so I might do it again," Djokovic said.

Sharapova struggled with Azarenka's power throughout the 88-minute match and also had six double-faults in the opening set.

Azarenka raced to a 4-0 lead in both sets with Sharapova managing to hold her serve only twice in the match.

"I was doing the right things to not let Maria play her game that she likes, to always be in control," Azarenka said. "For the most part I was trying to keep up with her rhythm and, when I had a chance, to step it up."

It's the fifth tournament of Djokovic's career that he has won three times, along with the Australian Open, Dubai, Miami and Canadian Open.

Tsonga went ahead 3-2 in the opening set but Djokovic immediately broke back.

Djokovic led the tiebreaker 5-4 when Tsonga lost his next two serves - double-faulting and dropping a backhand volley into the net.

"The first set was really even and just a couple of points decided the winner," Djokovic said. "When you're getting to the second set with a set advantage, mentally it is much more encouraging for you."

Tied 1-1 in the second, Djokovic won the next fo

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