Herbalife is New Official Nutrition Partner of 2013 Guinness International Champions Cup

Global nutrition company, Herbalife (HLF), has announced that it will become the Official Nutrition Partner of the 2013 Guinness International Champions Cup. This eight-team tournament, which features some of the world’s best and most prestigious football clubs from Spain, Italy, England and the United States, begins on July 27 and culminates with the championship final in Miami on August 7, 2013.

Herbalife will activate around this sports marketing platform with promotional opportunities in and around participating venues. As the Official Nutrition Partner of the event, Herbalife will also provide teams with a range of nutrition products, including its sports drink, Herbalife24 Hydrate.

The Guinness International Champions Cup, organized by Relevent Sports, a division of RSE Ventures, and broadcast by FOX, is the first-of-its-kind football tournament taking place across the globe with contests in Phoenix, San Francisco, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, New York, Miami and Valencia, Spain.

This agreement is part of Herbalife’s broader sponsorship program aimed at promoting healthy and active lifestyles. Herbalife sponsors more than 150 events, teams and athletes around the world, including international football star, Cristiano Ronaldo; LA Galaxy in the U.S.; FC Pumas in Mexico; Brazilian team, Botafogo; Spartak-Moscow in Russia; and the national teams of Belgium and Venezuela.

Cycling-Armstrong says French findings on doping are no surprise

LONDON, July 25 (Reuters) – Lance Armstrong said he was not surprised by a French Senate inquiry’s findings that the top two in the 1998 Tour de France took the banned blood booster EPO because virtually all riders at that time cheated and told lies.

 “I am not surprised,” the disgraced Tour winner told Cyclingnews. “As I have said, it was an unfortunate era for all of us and virtually all of us broke the rules, and lied about it.”

The American, who was stripped of his seven Tour titles for doping, called for cycling to address its doping past in a “collective and co-operative manner”.

“If we don’t come together, have the conversation and draw a line in the sand and then move on, we’re all screwed,” he said.

Armstrong admitted having taken performance-enhancing drugs in January and was stripped of the Tour titles he won from 1999 to 2005 after the United States Anti-Doping Agency said it had uncovered a sophisticated doping programme.

 Armstrong did not compete in 1998 because he was battling cancer but the French Senate inquiry, published on Wednesday, named him as testing positive for EPO in 1999.

 Italian Marco Pantani, who won the Tour in 1998 and died of a drug overdose in 2004, and Jan Ullrich of Germany, who finished second in 1998, were among those named in the 918-page report compiled by a parliamentary group who called for a “truth and reconciliation” commission (TRC) to be created to lift the veil of silence on illegal practices.

 Since Armstrong confessed to doping on the Oprah Winfrey show in January he has called for a truth and reconciliation programme on several occasions.

 WADA, the world anti-doping agency, the International Cycling Union (UCI) and national federations have been wary of the suggestion, although UCI presidential candidate Brian Cookson has appeared open to the suggestion of Armstrong sharing his past.

Armstrong continued: “I have not been contacted by anyone. I suspect in many ways they (WADA) are afraid of a TRC as it would fly in the face of the now famous talking point ‘the most sophisticated doping programme in the history of the world’.”

Asked if the Senate’s findings would benefit the sport, Armstrong told Cyclingnews: “I don’t know. I really don’t.

“I’d like to think that there is some good in all this but from my perspective, sitting here today, there has been nothing but damage done to the sport.” (Reporting by Mike Collett; Editing by Clare Fallon)

‘Knight’ Failed to Conquer ‘Dragon’

Kuala Lumpur – Indonesia Warriors, the Knights, defeat the dragon in the cage they hunt, Westports Malaysia Dragons. Rony Gunawan et al. defeated by a score of 79-82 by a team from the Kuala Lumpur.

compete in the MABA Stadium, Saturday (03/03/2012) evening local time, Larry Smith a contributor Jonathan scoring with 18 points. Meanwhile, Ron and Mario Wuysang scored a total of 29 points.

Tight battle occurred in the first quarter, in which the Dragons led 17-13 with one minute left. Despite continued pursuit, the Warriors had to thank the Dragons ahead 22-20 at the end of the quarter.

In the second quarter, when the game took about five minutes left, Mario scored a three-pointer, making the Warriors cut the gap to 30-27. But, the Dragons managed to get out of the pressure and eventually winning 43-38 in the final quarter.

Tiras Jamaal Wade scored 32 points for the Dragons in this game and be with the most points for the Malaysian representative. Westports still lead late in the third quarter; 67-60.

With the rest of 49 seconds in the final quarter, the Warriors tried to catch up 79-76. However, Westports managed to maintain the advantage until finally win the fight.

For the Warriors, it was a sixth defeat from 10 games in the ASEAN Basketball League. Their position was still stuck in fourth place.

In the meantime, this is a victory for the Dragons sixth. They are now in the top of the standings.

Beautiful Sharapova So Successful be an Entrepreneur

Jakarta – Who does not know the beautiful tennis player from Russia on this one. In his young age, which is 17 years old, he had become Wimbledon champion.

She is Maria Sharapova, women born 19 April 1987 and which was not only good at playing racket but also shrewd in business.

As quoted by CNBC, in 2006, Sharapova turned founded the company called Sugarpova premium confectionery manufacturer. It seems too entrepreneurial blood flowing in the body Sharapova.

Have my own company does not necessarily make a female tennis player who was ranked second in the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) is stopped from the world of sports. He remained active in business while playing tennis.

That sold candy Sharapova made ​​Dair various types, ranging from the usual candy to a soft jelly candy that can be chewed. The price of a small pack is set at U.S. $ 5.99, or about Rp 58,000.

The form of sugar-sugar is also unique, from tennis ball-shaped, women’s shoes, fruits until the lips of women. Not only food, Sugarpova also produce merchandise such as hats.

Name Sharapova shines when successfully defeated veteran, Serena Williams in the 2004 Wimbledon final. And then, the new Sharapova age of 17 years.

Murray wants to ‘compete’ against Serena Williams

Andy Murray, who had just won Wimbledon Click, discourse seriously considering one of the best players facing the world today, Serena Williams.
Information collected by the British newspaper, the Daily Telegraph, said Murray will be playing next year when the game could be used for social purposes.
This kind of game is not foreign to famous athletes.
They used to go down in a variety of competitions or games for a donation.
A few weeks ago as Murray fell in the men’s doubles match to a cancer foundation in English.
Not the first
Novak Djokovic-who defeated Murray in the Wimbledon-also organized a charity event just a few hours after being dropped off in the final round.
Discourse match Serena Williams Murray-Murray was first revealed via his Twitter account and initially only for the banter alone.
But it turns out Serena is also interested and the proposed location of the game in the United States.
Match between boys and girls tennis player ever popular in the 1970s and 1990s.
Bobby Riggs won against Margaret Court however noted defeat against Billie Jean King.
Jimmy Connors beat Martina Navratilova in the meantime.

Massa: Ferrari at the Hungaroring could Competitive

Budapest – Felipe Massa was reluctant to accept the notion that Ferrari will be trouble at this weekend’s Hungarian GP. He still has confidence that his team can compete with its rivals.

Formula 1 tenth series will be held Sunday (28/07/2013) in the circuit Hongaroring. This circuit is known for its characteristic narrow and winding.

“People say that the characteristics of our car did not fit with this circuit and it will be difficult for us to be able to compete for victory,” Massa said as quoted by Crash.

“But I’m not sure this is an accurate assessment, because previously there are other circuits in which we assessed will appear tough and the going is not so. Vice versa, the opposite.”

According to 32 riders this year, as long as can well understand the circuit and find the right settings to devour corners Hungaroring, the opportunity to compete with rival will still be there. He also hopes his team can look slick and reverse the presumption.

“The most important thing is as soon as possible to understand very well how the car reacts. Circuit requires as much downforce as possible, because of the speed on the straights here not too important.”

“You need a very stable car and it would be good for the tires to avoid relegation. I think we can be competitive, so I hope our weekend runs contrary to what people expect,” he said.

Massa is currently still at number seven rider standings with 57 points. He is 100 points behind Sebastian Vettel is on top of the standings. So far he has only once on the podium, while finishing third in the Spanish GP.

Can Science from Sir Alex, Murray Reluctant To-Share

London – Britain’s Andy Murray, had the opportunity to chat with legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson, after the match against Fernando Verdasco. He claimed to get precious knowledge.

Manchester United’s former manager was watching the match Murray in the quarter-finals at Wimbledon, winning stage five sets: 4-6, 3-6, 6-1, 6-4, 7-5 victory over Verdasco. Sitting next to captain Manchester United, Nemanja Vidic, Fergie looks so enjoy the game.

Shortly after the match, Murray and Ferguson face to face and conduct a brief chat. On this occasion, the 26-year tennis player sermon was given by a man who had 26 years of poor across the world of football with Manchester United.

“I talked to him after the game for 15 or 20 minutes. We talked about many things, about his retirement, mostly about football. At the end of the conversation I told many things about the tournament, but I do not too much about the game itself,” said the Mirror quoted Murray and Sportsmole.

“He’s more of giving me advice about how to cope with the pressure and expectations, things like that.

“Getting advice like that from the figure seems very valuable. So I will not tell too much,” joked.

Domor two world players that advanced to the semifinals and will face the world ranking of 22, Jerzy Janowicz in the semifinals tonight.

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.

Welcomes Higuain, Benitez Also Talk Players Other Approach

Naples – Rafael Benitez welcomed the success of Napoli bring Gonzalo Higuain. Additionally Benitez also discuss other targets Il Partenopei, Jackson Martinez.

Higuain step away from joining Naoli after passing a medical and will be introduced to the San Paolo next Monday, with a new loan from Liverpool’s goalkeeper, Pepe Reina.

Despite having to spend deep to bring Higuain (37 million euros), but the Real Madrid striker was considered the right person replaces Edinson Cavani who bought Paris St Germain.

Moreover, the ratio of Higuain goal with Real Madrid since joining in 2006 was so good that 122 goals from 266 appearances in all competitions. Reflecting on the statistics, Benitez was so optimistic Higuain could play well with Napoli.

“Higuain is a player who can score goals very much,” said Benitez as reported by Football Italia.

“The club is doing something great, ranging from President Aurelio De Laurentiis to Director Riccardo Bigon. We want to build the project to be a winning team for three or four years into the future, by bringing in many players,” he continued.

“We try to create a strong future for this team, including a new training camp and with the purchase of this player, I think we can

Nicky Hayden Threatened can’t join MotoGP Next Season

Nicky Hayden Terancam Tak Ikut MotoGP Musim Depan

2006 MotoGP World Champion Nicky Hayden will not be offered a contract extension by the Ducati team in MotoGP season 2014. Racer whose name is quite popular in the United States that had revealed his future uncertainty in MotoGP next season when convening MotoGP Germany last week.
Ducati is based in Bologna, Italy is not an offer for a new contract Hayden motorhome Desemosedici for the sixth season. But also do not want to lose Ducati Nicky Hayden.
As an alternative, offering Ducati rider 31-year-old racer was a different contract. That is offered to be the driver in the event the Superbike World Championship (WSBK).
There has been no official confirmation from Ducati related to this issue. “We prefer to retain Nicky with Ducati and we have some options that are still to be discussed again with him, including the option to race in the World Superbike,” said Ducati boss, Paolo Ciabatti in MCN.
But Nicky Hayden admitted, “I really prefer to stay in MotoGP racing with the right bike and the right team, but unfortunately at this time Momennya not so good,” said Nicky Hayden as reported Motorcyclenews.
Hayden also indirectly agreed that he was ready to move into Superbike racing. Now he’s still wait and see. At least until the end of this season, Ducati will continue to give full support to the two riders, Hayden and Andrea Dovizioso.
“But Hayden Ducati offered at different positions in the Ducati line-up, we are just starting to talk about this time in Germany, and we’ll see,” he said.
By not offering them by Ducati Nicky Hayden, another speculation that mention Cal Crutchlow will move to replace Hayden Ducati.