Posted: June 23rd, 2011 | Author: JewelleAnn | Filed under: Baseball | Tags: Bush George, Club President, Corporate Communications Manager, Crowd, Detroit Tigers, Followers, Former President, George Bush, George W Bush, Girton, Guinness Record, Guinness World Record, Nolan Ryan, Photo Credit, Record Attempt, Reliant Energy, Shades, Sixth Inning, Texas Rangers, Tuesday Night | No Comments »
George W. Bush, a former president, was among hundreds of Texas Rangers followers who assisted put a new Guinness World Record for most people wearing sunglasses in the dark on Tuesday night.
It was reported that although most of the 33,533 people donned shades throughout the game with the Detroit Tigers at Rangers Ballpark, the sign to beat was 423 so officials of Guinness just disturbed to count two section of the crowd.
In that group Bush was included, who frequently goes to Rangers games, and Nolan Ryan, club President who were together observed on the big screen when the public announcer informed the crowd the record attempt was put to start after the sixth inning.
Danny Girton Jr., senior corporate communications manager for Guinness said, “I’m pleased to say that 424 people participated in this attempt.”
The shades were given to the followers by Reliant Energy as they entered the stadium. Girton Jr. added, “There were a further unconfirmed 30,000 who helped Reliant Energy in this attempt.”
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Posted: June 14th, 2011 | Author: LizterRagas | Filed under: Basketball | Tags: Bad Weather, Championship Trophy, Dallas Billionaire, Dallas Mavericks, Dallas Stars, Decade Mark, Dirk Nowitzki, Festivity, First Victory, Mark Cuban, Mvp Trophy, Nba Finals, Nba Finals Mvp, Nba Title, Photo Credit, Professional Championship, Quarter Comeback, Stanley Cup, Suburban Arlington, Victory Parade | No Comments »
With victory, Dallas Mavericks went back to their home Monday, cheered by several fans celebrating the first NBA title of franchise and the first professional championship of some kind in the area in over a decade.
Mark Cuban, owner walked away the plane at Love Field bringing the championship trophy he was handed after Game 6 win against the Miami Heat.
After that came ahead Dirk Nowitzki with hardware of his own: The NBA Finals MVP trophy that was rewarded after he conquered a finger wound, sickness and suffocating resistance from the Heat to control fourth-quarter comeback triumphs.
The Dallas billionaire who purchased the team in 2000, Mark Cuban, had the championship trophy in a chair next to him on the plane, and he actually reserved it close all through the Sunday night festivity.
He noted down on Twitter, “This will sound weird; I’m laying in bed, with the trophy next (to) me.”
Cuban will stay the party going at least through Thursday morning, the date schedule for the victory parade of the team through the streets of downtown Dallas. He will pick up the tab for the parade costs of the city, Cuban said.
In the 31 years history of the Mavericks this is their first victory and the first in the city since the Dallas Stars won the Stanley Cup in 1999. Furthermore it approaches four months following the Super Bowl in suburban Arlington integrated not the hometown Cowboys also Green Bay and Pittsburgh together with an epidemic of bad weather.
The victory of Mavericks against the Heat is a big distress for followers in Miami. Creating matters bad, an advertisement in the local paper mistakenly congratulated the Heat on winning.
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Posted: June 5th, 2011 | Author: manchingjp | Filed under: Other Sports News | Tags: Clint Bowyer, Coulter, Darlington, E Mail, Fsy, Herd, Kansas Speedway, Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch, Line Photo, Msnbc, Nascar, Orator, Phone Communication, Photo Credit, Pit Road, Proprietor, Race Pit, Richard Childress Racing, Spotters | 1 Comment »
NASCAR is looking into information that Kyle Busch (FSY) and 65-year-old car proprietor Richard Childress were concerned in an argument Saturday after the Trucks Series contest at Kansas Speedway.
Kyle Busch is presently on try-out through June 15 for a post-race, pit-road argument with Kevin Harvick at Darlington.
Busch ended sixth, a mark following Richard Childress Racing driver Joey Coulter after the two had a forceful delayed fight for place. Busch herd up beside Coulter’s truck pursuing the race. When inquired what occurred between the two, Coulter gagged that according to the spotters, Busch was just applauding him.
Busch is on try-out through June 15 pursuing a post-race, pit-road argument with RCR driver Kevin Harvick (FSY) at Darlington. Busch was alluded to for slapdash and irresponsible driving on May 24 in North Carolina, and pacing after driving 128 mph in a 45 mph zone.
Bill Janitz, an orator for Busch, informed the Associated Press in an e-mail that “there won’t be any comment tonight.” A phone communication left for Richard Childress Racing looking for remark was not right away revisited.
RCR driver Clint Bowyer (FSY) succeeds the Trucks occasion to break Busch’s three-race charming line.
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Posted: June 3rd, 2011 | Author: Evencio | Filed under: Soccer | Tags: Aston Villa, Brad Friedel, Brondby, Carlo Cudicini, Columbus Crew, England, English Premier League, Europe, Galatasaray, Game, Games, Gomes, Harry Redknapp, Liverpool, Manifestations, Photo Credit, Spurs, Top Goalkeepers, United States | No Comments »
Brad Friedel decided to join Tottenham from Aston Villa, expanding the career of one of the most skillful and experience goalkeepers of the English Premier League.
The American who is 40 years old makes competition to unpredictable Brazilian ‘keeper Heurelho Gomes, who has so far to eliminate the errors from his game that have confirmed expensive for Spurs this season.
Friedel will go to his fourth English club since 1997 for free since his Villa agreement expires at the last part of the month.
Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp said on the club website, ”Brad is a top goalkeeper of real quality who has great experience. It is good to have three such experienced top goalkeepers at the club in Gomes, Carlo (Cudicini) and now Brad and it means we have competition for places particularly with the number of games we will hopefully face next year, both domestically and in Europe as well.”
Friedel holds the record for successive topflight manifestations, expanding it to 275 matches previous season prior to leaving Villa after three years.
Friedel, who created 82 appearances for the United States, played for the Columbus Crew, Galatasaray and Brondby before going to England in 1997 to link Liverpool. He spent eight years at Blackburn.
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Posted: June 2nd, 2011 | Author: EarlVarun | Filed under: Boxing and MMA | Tags: Attorney Daniel Petrocelli, Boxer, Call News, Ceo, Challenger, Defamation Suit, Defense Motion, Family Members, Federal Judge, Floyd Mayweather Jr, Golden Boy Promotions, Lawyer, Manny Pacquiao, Oscar De La Hoya, Performance Enhancing Drugs, Photo Credit, Pound King, Public Apology, Richard Schaefer, Six Weeks | No Comments »
Pound-for-pound king Manny Pacquiao settled a defamation complaint against Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer and President Oscar De La Hoya after he made a public apology to him, in a statement made by their attorney.
The terms of arrangement of Pacquiao with Oscar de La Hoya, his fellow boxer and Richard Schaefer of Golden Boy Promotions were held confidential, according to attorney Daniel Petrocelli.
Messages left with attorney Jeffrey Spitz the lawyer of Schaefer and De La Hoya were not returned.
Pacquiao alleged in his suit that he has not at all tested any kind of asteroid for some performance-enhancing drugs, however de La Hoya and Schaefer together with boxing challenger Floyd Mayweather Jr. and the father and uncle of Mayweather gathered on a campaign to make people believe that Pacquiao used drugs.
Mayweather and his family members were not involved in the arrangement and that the suit would go on against them, Petrocelli said. Mark Tratos, Mayweather lawyer did not return a call.
News of the settlement approached around six weeks after a federal judge in Nevada refused a defense motion arguing that case of Pacquiao lacked merit and inquiring for its dismissal.
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Posted: June 1st, 2011 | Author: JewelleAnn | Filed under: Baseball | Tags: Alfonso Soriano, Baseball Officials, Bats, Bouncer, Cubs, Dl, Dodgers, Frank Mccourt, Home Runs, Major League Baseball, Money, Outfielder, Payroll, Photo Credit, Quadriceps, Rbis, Sacrifice Bunt, Secrecy, Stint, Tyler Colvin | No Comments »
A day after fielder Alfonso Soriano strained his left quadriceps striving to strike out a groundball, the Cubs placed him on the 15-day disabled list.
On the first innings Monday, Soriano was injured after striking a bouncer to third base. He pulled up a few feet from first base, holding his left thigh.
Soriano led the team with 12 home runs and 29 RBIs, and is striking .271. He did not believe a DL stint was important, but comprehended the choice.
He said, “That’s the best for the team because when I come back, I want to come back strong and not even think about my leg.”
Tyler Colvin, outfielder was recalled from Triple-A Iowa. He was striking .260 with a home run and eight RBIs in the minors. On May 16 Chicago sent down Colvin striking .113 with two home runs in 62 at-bats.
Colvin said, “It was just a time for me to slow down.” He got 0-for-1 with a sacrifice bunt in the Cubs’ 7-3 loss to Houston on Tuesday.
Dodgers owner Frank McCourt has paid his major-league bill for now.
McCourt was capable to cover Dodgers-connected expenses Tuesday, although several baseball officials considered he didn’t have sufficient money for the last part of the month payroll, according to a person familiar with the status who asked for secrecy for the reason that he was not authorized to speak openly.
Major League Baseball would have taken control of the team and paid its bills, if McCourt was not able to meet payroll.
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Posted: June 1st, 2011 | Author: LizterRagas | Filed under: Basketball | Tags: Bandage, Broken Bones, Chris Bosh, Dirk Nowitzki, Fourth Quarter, Game 1, Lebron James, Led, Left Hand, Mavericks, Middle Finger, Nba Finals, Nba Playoffs, Photo Credit, Score, Splint, Tendon, Tuesday Night, X Ray | 1 Comment »
Dirk Nowitzki destroyed a tendon in his left middle finger in Game 1 of the NBA finals, and probably will put on a splint to protect it the rest of the series.
Nowitzki was harmed when he tried to steal the ball from Chris Bosh of Miami throughout the fourth quarter of Dallas’ with a score of 92-84 loss in the opening Tuesday night. Right away, a foul was called on the play and when he looked at his hand, “I couldn’t straighten my finger any more.”
An X-ray confirmed no broken bones on his hand, according to him.
Nowitzki said, “It was just a freaky play. I have to wear a splint probably for the rest of the playoffs, for a couple of weeks. But it will be all right.”
Nowitzki led Dallas with 27 points in the opener, yet made just 7 of 18 shots.
Generally, the Mavericks ended with 37.3 percent of their shots, most horrible of the postseason. Nowitzki is very much needed in the team to be as exact as possible in Game 2 to keep the series from slipping away.
Nowitzki is right-handed and to support his shots he uses his left hand frequently. He does not expect the injury or the bandage to be much of a concern.
LeBron James said, “He’s right-handed. It won’t affect him. He’s still going to be great. He’s still Dirk.”
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