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Brawn aware of Mercedes limitations as Hamilton prepares for hot Hungarian test

Brawn aware of Mercedes limitations as Hamilton prepares for hot Hungarian test

Mercedes team principal Ross Brawn is under no illusion of the problems his marque face in this weekend’s Hungarian Grand Prix in a bid to head into Formula One’s summer break on a high.

Searing temperatures are expected over Budapest, with the early race-day forecast predicting 36C, the kind of conditions the Mercedes’ duo of Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg cannot cope with.

Where there is heat there is high tyre degradation on the Mercedes cars during a grand prix, which has undermined the team’s sizzling qualifying form as Hamilton and Rosberg have taken six of the last seven pole positions between them.

Add in the fact Mercedes were banned from last week’s young driver test at Silverstone where Pirelli’s new range of tyres were analysed by the other 10 teams, and the Brackley-based marque heads to the Hungaroring on the backfoot.

Following a number of high-speed blowouts during the British Grand Prix, Pirelli was forced to revise its rubber which means from this weekend last season’s construction is now married to this year’s compounds.

Mercedes, after conducting a private test with Pirelli in Barcelona in May which resulted in their ban, only have data given to them by the Italian manufacturer from the young driver test to fall back on.

Appreciating the difficulties, Brawn said: ‘The final race before the summer break is always a milestone for the team and an opportunity to review our performance before our staff enjoy a well-deserved break during the summer shutdown.

‘Our team are currently second in the constructors’ championship with two race wins to date.

‘However, the season has not been without its challenges and we have had some very tough races.

‘This happens over the course of a season and you have to take the highs and lows and find your path to making improvements.

‘Both Nico and Lewis have visited the factory in the two weeks since we returned from Germany and everyone has been working very hard to investigate our tyre sensitivities ahead of the elevated temperatures we will undoubtedly experience this weekend in Budapest.

‘Friday will also be our first opportunity to work with the new tyres on our car, so we have a great deal to learn in a short space of time.

‘We want to finish the first half of the season on a high, but the challenge facing us is clear.’ 

For Hamilton, the fact he has failed to yet win for Mercedes in his debut campaign, whilst Rosberg has taken the chequered flag twice, is irksome.

But the 28-year-old has a superb record in Hungary, winning on three occasions in his six years in F1, and there is an obvious eagerness to improve on that record.

But like Brawn, Hamilton recognises that is easier said than done.

‘It is an important weekend for us, and we need to get off to a good start on Friday when we have the chance to try the new tyres for the first time,’ said Hamilton.

‘I’ve spent some time at the factory since we returned from Germany and I know everyone is working really hard to improve our overall performance and to address the issues we experienced at the last race.

‘It would be great to reward all of that effort with a strong weekend in Budapest, and I’ll certainly be pushing to make that happen.

Benitez backs Ancelotti Earn Success in Madrid

Benitez backs Ancelotti Earn Success in Madrid

Naples – Carlo Ancelotti will start the adventure with Real Madrid in the season 2013/2014. Rafael Benitez in order to provide support for the coach nicknamed Don Carlo success with El Real.

Seat vacant after Madrid coach Jose Mourinho decides to move to Chelsea. To replace The Special One, on June 25, Los Blancos recruiting Ancelotti.

The former Real Madrid B were now dealing with Napoli, Benitez, Ancelotti has the belief that to achieve success with Los Merengues.

Benitez believes that Ancelotti will be able to bring Madrid back victorious after ending the season without a trophy last season.

“We have a very good relationship. He is a good coach, a good person, and I believe that he will (bring Madrid) has achieved success. Somehow, Madrid has lost all desire to win,” said Benitez told Eurosport that dilanir by Football Espana.

“I think that Madrid has always been a team that should be winning with a bit of superiority and it disappeared. And somehow he would bring it back,” added the coach who once worked with Valencia, Liverpool, Inter Milan, and Chelsea.

 

Libya Bans Soccer Team Women Competed in Germany

Libya Bans Soccer Team Women Competed in Germany

Women’s national team soccer Libya will most likely fail to participate in Discover Football tournament in Germany which starts on Saturday (07/20/2013).

This event will bring together women’s soccer team from Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Tunisia, and Germany. The German government funded the tournament is to be a meeting of Middle East women’s soccer players since 2011.

However, the Libyan Football Federation, the reason the tournament was held in the middle of the month of Ramadan, stating that the country’s women’s team can not go to Germany.

“The federation said we could not go to Germany because he was fasting. We’d love to go, but the federation banned, “said midfielder Hadhoum el-Alabed.

El-Alabed (37), which is the most senior player in the squad Libya and have studied in Liverpool, said the ban was a matter of destroying the dream of social change after the fall of Moammar Khadaffy.

“The other teams could go to Berlin, then why can not we? All players cry when we federated states can not go, “said El-Alabed

Earlier, the Libyan Football Federation has given the green light for her team compete in Germany. However, they later changed their minds.

“We are currently in Ramadan. We are not opposed to women’s soccer, “said Secretary General of the Libyan Football Federation Nasser Ahmad.

Difficulties for women Libya football team is like no end. Before prohibited competed, they also received threats from radical Islamic groups.

This threat makes El-Alabed et al had to practice in secret, always on the move, and not infrequently they have to practice under the protection of the army.

In June, the group Ansar al-Sharia, which is related to the murder of the U.S. ambassador in Benghazi, issued a fatwa condemning women’s soccer.

“It’s (women’s soccer) is a matter that we can not accept because it is not in accordance with Islamic law,” the group said.

“Football makes women should be open most of his body and wearing a dress that is unacceptable,” added Ansar al-Sharia.

A leading cleric Libya, Salim Jabar, even urged that country women’s soccer team was dissolved.

“This team is made up of tall beautiful women and it’s not necessary this country,” said Jabar.

“Since the first day they join the team, they’ve sold themselves and give a sense of shame to their families,” he added.

In the reign of Khadaffy, women were allowed to play football masiih although in a limited format. They only play indoors away from public sight.

This prohibition also regrettable coach Emmad El-Fadeih. He said all the players have to follow the rules by wearing gym clothes and no socks and covered shorts.

“They also wear the hijab,” said El-Fadeih.

Although Libya is almost certainly not going to go to Germany, the committee said that the place for Libya remains open.

“We’ve heard what happened. We will wait for further developments, “said a spokesman for Discover Football, Johanna Kosters.

Taufik Hidayat to Leave to the Public Sports Stadium

Taufik Hidayat to Leave to the Public Sports Stadium

Jakarta – Before the final of Djarum Indonesia Open Super Series Premier 2013 begins, a farewell ceremonies held Taufik Hidayat. Taufik has said goodbye to the public Senayan.

Taufik was officially retired a few days ago. Indonesian badminton legend that marks the end of his career as a professional player with a defeat in the first round of Djarum Indonesia Open Super Series Premier 2013. He defeated players India, Sai Praneeth B.

Sunday (16/06/2013), the committee prepared a special event for the release Taufik. On this occasion, Taufik was given the opportunity to say goodbye to badminton lovers in the country.

“After 25 years of my career in badminton, 17 years as a professional player in the national and international level, this might be the right time for me to decided to retire,” said Taufik, who today is wearing a white T-shirt wrapped in a red jacket.

“Thank you for badminton fans who supported me over the years,” said Athens Olympic gold medalist, 2004.

“It’s a very emotional moment for me. I do not know what else to say, but thank you so much for all the support and support her during this time,” he said with tears in her eyes.

In the same occasion, Chairman Gita Wirjawan PBSI also thanked for his outstanding contributions given to the world badminton Indonesian Taufik.

“On behalf of PBSI family and all the people of Indonesia, we are grateful for their dedication and contribution Taufik Hidayat. There’s no such thing as a former champion. Once a champion always a champion,” said Gita.

Disaster badminton squad

Disaster badminton squad

Kuala Lumpur: The first catastrophe befall the state badminton squad ahead of the rival World tournaments in Guangzhou, China this Ogos 5-11 Sonia Cheah when individual women experiencing right calf Achilles tendon injury forced him to pull out rather than fitting into the tournaments biggest stage his first since being in the senior squad.

Individual coaches, Wong Tat Meng passed, the players can not act in Guangzhou and what effect is very disappointing.
“Kecederaannya excessive. State Institute of Sport (ISN) endorsed 50 peratus torn tendon but he fared well kerana not break, “said Tat Meng who met at Champion Stadium, Bukit Kiara overnight.

Sonia suffered injury on Tuesday, after only 15 Minit in training, when making a stroke from behind the arena.
“Kelmarin, after experiencing the injury, he continued to undergo examinations and perform MRI exams (Magnetic Resonance Imaging). ISN chief executive officer Datuk Dr Ramlan Abdul Aziz and ranks doctoral examination and make an analysis and decided to continue to do the surgery this morning (last night).
“ISN promised to give full support to the recovery process he also Sonia kerana our players to make proper self sasarkan to Rio Olympic Sport, 2016.

“Following his doctorate, three months after he underwent surgery dijangka be running as usual but jangkaan fully recovered, in January next year. Even then, Sonia must follow a strict process of recovery. “Withdrawal Sonia watched live Tee Jing Yi, became the sole representative of the country in Guangzhou but the exercise program that is designed to be continued even without Sonia.
“The exercise program with Juliane Schenk (Germany) are continued and the world’s fourth nombor players will follow the state squad undergoing training center in Hong Kong began 25 Julai this. We are serious about making preparations but what may make, the case can not be dielak This much and dijangkakan.

“For me Jing Yi will not feel depressed without Sonia kerana no specific targets set. Opportunities for them to the end of the half or the final thin but in my heart as coaches, I mahu they achieve despite achievements and qualities they are still too far away. “Coaches are back with the squad after wandering in the Indonesian state was saying, Sonia cries so her eyes were swollen. He sememangnya mahu action in World tournaments and have undergone training with persistent.

Cycling-Strict testing means cycling cleanest sport, says Froome

Cycling-Strict testing means cycling cleanest sport, says Froome

PARIS, July 22 (Reuters) – Stringent drug testing means cycling is now probably the cleanest sport, Tour de France champion Chris Froome said on Monday.

 Froome is the first rider to win the Tour since American Lance Armstrong was stripped of his seven titles for cheating and, perhaps unsurprisingly given cycling’s drug-tainted past, the Briton found the finger of suspicion pointing at him during the race.

 “The way the sport is now and the way the testing is, it is so, so strict. Each rider has a blood passport where almost on a monthly basis, readings are taken,” Froome said in an interview with Reuters TV the day after his triumph.

“People don’t realise the amount of testing we actually go through. I am confident to say that cycling really must be one of the cleanest sports, if not the cleanest, just because of the way it’s policed and controlled.”

The Team Sky rider had to endure the inevitable questions about doping from the media during the three-week race.

“That did add an aspect, a different aspect to our race that not only were we thinking about the race and the challenges that presented but also that aspect off the bike of having to answer questions about our legitimacy and what we did to get to this point,” the 28-year-old said.

 “I completely understand those questions, it’s normal given the revelations from Lance Armstrong’s era. I am just happy that I have been able to answer those questions and to show people that the sport really has changed,” Froome added.

Kenyan-born Froome now has his sights on September’s world championships in Italy but believes this year’s Tour win could be the first of many after he dominated the 100th edition of the race.

 He became the second successive British winner of the Tour after Bradley Wiggins when he crossed the finish line on the Champs Elysees on Sunday to finish four minutes 20 seconds ahead of Colombian Nairo Quintana in the overall standings.

The mountainous route on this year’s race suited Froome, who is a fantastic climber and a good time trialer, and he finished with three stage wins to his name.

 “It is still a little bit early to be talking about that but the Tour de France is a beautiful race, it is the pinnacle of our cycling calendar and I would love to be back again to try and target future editions,” he said. (Writing by Alison Wildey in London; Editing by Clare Fallon)

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

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.

Federer into semifinals, Haas crashes out

Federer into semifinals, Haas crashes out

Roger Federer. (Foto: Reuters)

HAMBURG – Step Roger Federer in the German Open 2013 tournament was almost left behind. Former world number one was forced to play three sets to get a ticket to the semifinals.

The Swiss was playing for the third time in Hamburg since the shocking ringworm in the second round at Wimbledon. Federer finished the fight Florian Mayer 7-6 (7/4), 3-6, 7-5 in the quarterfinals.

Mayer games is not too bad when compared with the ranking belongs to Federer. He ranks 45th, while Federer is the fifth. However, FedEx, appeared very tough.

“I only blame myself. Federer did not play my best. I get a great chance to win and almost scared against players with big names, “regrets Mayer, with a tone of disappointment, Yahoosport reported on Saturday (20/07/2013).

In the later semifinal match, Federer had won the title in the German Open in 2002, 2004-05 and 2007, it will face Federico Delbonis, Sunday early morning.

Tommy Haas ambition to win the title in Hamburg aground already. The German player must recognize the benefits of Fabio Fognini 6-2, 6-4, which is seeded 12th. Fognini next opponent is Nicolas Almagro, who knocked out Juan Monaco in the quarterfinals.

 

Waiting for title ‘Sir’ for Murray

Waiting for title ‘Sir’ for Murray

London – United Kingdom Public decades should be waiting until they are no longer athletes who won Wimbledon, along with the success of Andy Murray this year. The title “Sir” was now apparently waiting Murray.

Murray had won the Wimbledon men’s singles champion in 2013 after defeating Novak Djokovic at the top of the party on Sunday (07/07/2013). This is the second Grand Slam title for players born in Scotland 26 years ago, after winning the first U.S. Open in 2012.

For the United Kingdom public, Murray’s performance is also very encouraging. Because, already 77 years have passed since the last time no Briton could appear to be in a Grand Slam champion in his own country – Wimbledon.

Then bergulirlah discourse to give the title “Sir” to Murray. Sources said the Daily Mail, the British Government will submit names to the Honours Committee Murray because he has equaled the achievements of cyclists Bradley Wiggins, who was given the title “Sir” after winning the Tour de France 2012 – The first successful United Kingdom in the 100 year history of the event.

A spokesman for Buckingham Palace was also quoted as saying, “I can confirm that the Queen has congratulated private to Andy Murray following her victory at Wimbledon.”

On New Year’s, Murray was awarded the OBE (Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire). This is the fourth title in the title of British knighthood. Murray got carried off the gold medal thanks to the success of the London Olympics and won the U.S. Open.

While to be able to hold the title of “Sir”, a person must be awarded two degrees top caste, the GBE and KBE or DBE. This is now under consideration to be given to Murray.

Indeed, a public figure must be waiting four years before finally awarded the highest award. However, a source in the government told the Daily Mail that the rules are quite flexible.

“This is a major achievement. A first for Great Britain in 77 years. If you look at what has happened to Bradley Wiggins, quite logically be said that Andy Murray will be recommended for the title of knighthood,” said the source.

Support for the discourse it also seems to be given by Prime Minister David Cameron, who looks quite excited to witness the final match Murray from the Royal Box.

“It was fantastic, it was a brilliant performance, incredible day for Andy Murray the tennis world and also United Kingdom as well as United Kingdom in general.”

“It was incredible. At Royal Box we excited once. Was like the Olympics. Was like one of those moments where the whole country watching, and there is an athlete who has dedicated his life and a way to win, and then display a very good performance,” said Cameron .

Andy Roddick, a former world number one from the United States, joined urun comments about discourse “Sir Andy Murray” is. “Pretty sure @ andy_murray should change his twitter account to @ sirandymurray … Played well and (Murray wins) obtained with reasonable!” Praise Roddick on his Twitter account.

Waiting for “coolest pair” in Formula One

Waiting for “coolest pair” in Formula One

Rumor attraction of Red Bull withdraw from Lotus Kimi Raikkonen continues to grow. The Iceman combination with Sebastian Vettel assessed will be very cool for the world racing pole.

Raikkonen comeback this season acted pretty incredible. Despite a long absence, the Finnish driver is able to penetrate the top three standings F1 Vettel and become a competitor as well as his former team, Ferrari.

It made Raikkonen into one of three candidates who will replace Mark Webber, who decided to retire at the end of the season. Kimi stay competitive with Toro Tosso duo, Daniel Ricciardo and Jean-Eric Vergne.

However, McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton-Raikkonen Vettel assess the combination is the most interesting. Because, Raikkonen could be assessed a new rival for the defending champion.

“Today will be a very cool look at Kimi in Red Bull. He would complicate Seb (Vettel),” said Hamilton in the British newspaper, The Sun.

“Kimi is a superb rider, everyone knows it. So it will be very interesting what he would do with a better car,” added the champion of the 2008 F1 season.

Lotus Party is still reluctant to release their hero is. Raikkonen himself insists there is no agreement whatsoever on the future. “If I know (about the future) will definitely be my responsibility to stop these nonsense rumors,” said Kimi.

Raikkonen started his career in 2001 with Sauber defending. After that, he moved to McLaren a year later before solidifying Ferrari in 2007.

33-year-old man had quit F1 in 2009 and performed at the rally event World Rally Championship (WRC) and Nascar. In 2012, the 2007 F1 champion eventually back to racing pole.