Posted: June 20th, 2011 | Author: manchingjp | Filed under: Other Sports News | Tags: 2008 Olympics, 23 Years, Arcy, Athlete, Australian Swimmer, Charlotte North Carolina, Clara International, Jail Sentence, Launch, London Games, Michael Phelps, Olympic Gold Medalist, Phelp, Rivalry, Santa Clara, Self Assurance, Shanghai, Sydney Bar, Team Mate, World Championships | 2 Comments »
Nick D’Arcy, Australian swimmer expects his win over Michael Phelps in the 200 meters butterfly final at the Santa Clara International in California is the launch of a budding competition with the 14 times Olympic gold medalist.
D’Arcy, who will neglect the World Championships in shanghai after being excluded of Australian trials with a liver illness, said his victory by 0.01 seconds over the American had given him a self-assurance increase prior to the 2012 London Games.
D’Arcy, the 23 years old quoted saying after beating Phelps with a time of one minute, 55.39 seconds, “I think you’ve got to take away plenty of confidence when you get the opportunity to get one up on possibly the greatest athlete that’s ever lived.”
“I consider myself honoured to be even mentioned in the same breath as him, so to get one up on him … I think that’s really going to give me the drive to push forward to next year.”
D’Arcy was booted off the Australian tem for the 2008 Olympics for beating a previous team-mate at a Sydney bar for which he was condemned and given a 14 months suspended jail sentence in 2009.
The failure was record-holder Phelps’s third in the previous three starts over the distance. Wu Peng of China ended his 9 year domination of the category in April and reiterated the feat a month after at a meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Time of Phelp at Santa Clara was closely four seconds shy of his 1.51.51 record put at the 2009 World Championships in Rome.
The Australian, who holds the national record in the distance said, “I think people know that he can be beaten but I don’t think that takes away anything from Michael as an athlete.”
“I think some of the times he puts on the board heading towards next year will be very quick and I just want to kind of keep this rivalry up and hopefully go with him.”
Posted: June 7th, 2011 | Author: LizterRagas | Filed under: Basketball | Tags: Barea, Biceps, Clutch Player, Crunch Time, Dallas Mavericks, Dirk Nowitzki, Fourth Quarter, Game 1, Jason Terry, Large Portion, Lebron James, Miami Heat, Nba Finals, Peja Stojakovic, Self Assurance, Six Points, Slump, Supporting Cast, Surprise Move, Three Guys | No Comments »
The Dallas Mavericks don’t want to just watch Dirk Nowitzki make shot after shot in the NBA Finals.
Nowitzki needs some help, from someone. Anybody.
The supporting cast that helped carry Nowitzki and the Mavericks into the NBA Finals have shrunken under the force of this phase, the defense of the Miami Heat or a slight of both.
The Mavs trail 2-1 going into Game 4 tonight mostly because they aren’t achieving sufficient. Their standard of 88.3 points per game is down 11.4 from the preceding three rounds.
Nowitzki is giving 28.3 points, approximately precisely his postseason standard upcoming into the Finals. The drop-off is everywhere else, particularly between the three guys who are hypothetical to give immediate offense from the bench: Jason Terry, J.J. Barea and Peja Stojakovic.
Terry’s slump hurts the most. He and Nowitzki were among the league’s top fourth-quarter scoring tandems this season. The Heat foiled that with the surprise move of having 6-foot-8 LeBron James cover Terry, who’s 6-2. He was shut out in the fourth quarters of Game 1 and 3, the ones Dallas lost.
In Game 2, Terry was a large portion of the Mavericks’ winning rally, averaging the first six points in a 22-5 surge and eight in general. When Nowitzki scored Dallas’ final 12 points, Terry went 0 – 4 in the fourth quarter, counting a 21-footer with the game tied the final minute in game 3.
Nowitzki said, “Jet (Terry’s nickname) hasn’t really been a crunch-time, clutch player for us the way we need him to. We have to find a way to get Jet some freedom and get him off some movement, and he’s got to make some shots for us.”
Self assurance is not a trouble for Terry. This is a man who obtained the Finals trophy tattooed to his right biceps in October and swears to have it removed if the Mavs don’t win it all.
If he again acquires similar shots he missed the stretch in Game 3 he said, “I bet I make them.”
Posted: May 27th, 2011 | Author: manchingjp | Filed under: Other Sports News | Tags: Attitude, Bum, Career Record, Challenger, Clay Court, Collapse, Confidence, Court Philippe Chatrier, Cousin, Double Faults, Dutch Woman, French Open, Grand Slam Titles, Kim Clijsters, Little Bit, Match Points, Netherlands, Rus, Self Assurance, Tennis Results | No Comments »
There were several reasons available for Kim Clijsters after a shocking collapse in the second round of the French Open against a woman ranked 114th.
The second-seeded Clijsters could have pointed to her deeply taped accurate ankle, which she harmed while dancing barefoot at the wedding of her cousin previous month in considering her 3-6, 7-5, 6-1 loss to Arantxa Rus of the Netherlands.
In relating how she controlled to squander two match points and drop 11 of the previous 12 games after leading 5-2 in the second set, the Belgian can have stated that she last entered the French Open in 2006 and had played a quantity of five clay-court matches wherever ever since.
Furthermore in making clear of her 65 unprompted mistakes – 43 over her challenger made – and 10 double-faults, Clijsters can have be reminiscent each one that she had not fought at all since late March because of that bum ankle and prior injuries to her right shoulder and wrist.
In its place, the winner of the previous Grand Slam titles, and four in general, pointed a finger directly at herself and a strange crisis of self-assurance.
Clijsters, the French Open runner-up in 2001 and 2003 said, “I started doubting a little bit. When you start doubting yourself on any surface — but for me, definitely on clay — it’s the wrong attitude to have.”
Clijsters as well gave credit to Rus, who entered the day with a 3-4 career record in major tournaments and just twice before had been to Court Philippe Chatrier and those visits were as a viewer.
Rus recognized she was worried at the onset, may be Clijsters is one of her desired players after giving one of the most shocking tennis results in current years.
Clijster said, “She obviously started building up more confidence, started playing a lot better, and was really kind of putting me on my back foot all the time. I couldn’t really play my aggressive tennis anymore in that third set.”
A related situation played out afterward in that stadium, excluding it was the important desired, three-time major champion Maria Sharapova, who came out to be down and out against an inexpert kid, Caroline Garcia, 17 years old French wild-card entry , before rolling off the final 11 games to win 3-6 6-4, 6-0.
She alleged she had problem dealing with wind that squalled at upward of 20 mph, which drew this remark from Rafael Nadal, “If you play good, seems like much less wind. If you are playing bad, seems like a hurricane.”
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Nadal said, “I am not playing that well. I am not happy, but I am here.”
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Posted: May 26th, 2011 | Author: Cherry | Filed under: Football | Tags: Best Case Scenario, Brad Smith, Camp Sanchez, Classroom Work, Field Maneuvers, Mark Sanchez, Mike Tannenbaum, Mission Viejo California, New York Jets, Nfl Network, Oceanfront Villas, Offensive System, Photo Credit, Position Players, Rex Ryan, Rookie Quarterbacks, Santonio Holmes, Self Assurance, Staggering Task, Woody Johnson | No Comments »
Mark Sanchez systematized “Jets West” five days of unofficial exercises for the New York Jets’ offensive skill-position players at his old high school in Mission Viejo, California.
The whole team is scheduling to assemble in June for a lockout “camp”. Sanchez did not state where and when the workouts would happen, giving no details, the Jets’ quarterback, in a dialogue on the NFL Network.
Jets West, which magnetized concerning a dozen teammates, “was exactly what we needed from an offensive skill standpoint, and now it’s moving on to getting the whole team together. That will be sometime next month.”
Usually, teams would be in the center of their OTA practice schedule, although the shut out is threatening to wipe out the whole off season, forcing players to mix up.
Sanchez obtained talk wildly review for his “Jets West” camp, which incorporated training, classroom work and on-field maneuvers. That the players remained in oceanfront villas, no hesitation, added to the plea.
Sanchez stated self-assurance that his trio of free-agent broad receivers, Braylon Edwards, Santonio Holmes and Brad Smith will be reconciled.
He said, “I honestly do. I think that’s what Mike Tannenbaum does best and he’s the best GM in football. (Jets owner Woody) Johnson, that’s part of his job. And (coach) Rex (Ryan), that’s keeping all of us together. He wants the offense to run smooth, he wants us to pick up where we left off and to do that, we need all of our guys back. I think that would be the best-case scenario.”
The Jets would perhaps in better shape than most teams to endure the lockout, even if they have several key free agents. In Sanchez, they have an entrenched starter who has a two-year foundation in the offensive system. It will be “a staggering task” for rookie quarterbacks to play without the advantage of the off season.
He said, “I feel bad for those guys.”
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Posted: May 20th, 2011 | Author: manchingjp | Filed under: Other Sports News | Tags: Bogey, Casares Spain, Chez Reavie, Club Photo, David Toms, Hall Of Famer, Hamilton Farm, K J Choi, Karrie Webb, Lee Westwood, Match Play Championship, One Of Those Days, Paula Creamer, Pga Tour Victories, Photo Credit, Sawgrass, Self Assurance, Sony Open, Sony Open In Hawaii, Th Hole | No Comments »
David Toms is beginning to all over again feel the type of self-assurance he had when he was winning tournaments and constantly ranked between the PGA Tour’s excellent players. That unsatisfactory near-miss prior to Colonia is not shaking him.
Toms shot a bogey-free 8 under par 62, his greatest opening round always, for a share of the first-round guide at Colonia with Chez Reavie four days after down a final tournament at the Players Championship.
Toms said, “It was one of those days where the hole just looked big.”
Toms reconciled for his third top-five end in seven tournaments after forcing a playoff with K.J. Choi at TPC Sawgrass with a birdie at the 18th hole.
The 44-year old said, “It is nice to be playing good again. Certainly, I’m not going to try to figure out why. … I just go out there and play.”
In January 2006, his start at Alley of Hogan was his greatest score in 429 rounds, since a career-best 61 at Sony Open in Hawaii, the end of his 12 PGA Tour victories.
Rickie Fowler shot a 63, lost a possibility to tie the tournament record after his draw near on his final hole, the 407-yard No. 9, strike the green and turned back into the water. He closed with a twice-bogey 6.
Westwood rolling: Top ranked on the opening day of the Volvo World Match Play ChampionShip in Casares, Spain: Lee Westwood routed Anders Hansen 6 and 5
Webb obtains Creamer: Hall of Famer Karrie Webb hit Sarah Kemp 3 and 2 to put up a second round match with Paula Creamer in the Sybase Match Play Championship in Gladstone, N.J. Creamer topped Aree Song 5 and 4 at Hamilton Farm Golf Club.
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