With an emphasis on efficiency, innovation and transparency, NASCAR unveiled a restructuring of its competition department philosophies Monday that’s scheduled to be completed by 2015.
In a wide-ranging series of initiatives, the sanctioning body plans to simplify its dense rulebook (and possibly make it available online to fans) with more graphical examples and computer-animated drawings, re-examine its appeals process for penalties and streamline its officiating while adding technology in the pits.
The responsibility for designing and developing future models of race cars also will fall under the purview of Gene Stefanshyn, who recently took over as the head of NASCAR’s Research and Development Center. This will allow vice president of competition Robin Pemberton and Sprint Cup director John Darby to focus on rules enforcement with enhanced deterrence and a revamping of the inspection process.
Stefanshyn and senior vice president Steve O’Donnell both hinted NASCAR, whose Sprint Cup cars employ mostly outdated engine architecture, would move toward its race cars being more relevant under the hood to street models. The Gen 6 car was introduced this year with exterior features more comparable to its showroom counterparts.
“We want to position NASCAR ultimately for the future,” O’Donnell said. “The goal for us would be that as cars come off the manufacturing line in the near future, they certainly look like NASCAR from an aesthetic standpoint when you look at those on track, but just as importantly the technology that’s in those cars mirrors what’s on track, and we really become that proving ground from a technology standpoint.
“We want to be more nimble in what we do from a technology standpoint, be able to quickly react to the emerging technologies. We feel like no better sport is better positioned to really take technology (and) showcase it in front of some of the toughest conditions that exist in the world.
In trying to reduce the “gray area” from its rules, O’Donnell said the sanctioning body will spell out what the specific punishements are for infractions, a la a 5-yard penalty for being offsides in the NFL. Throughout its 65-year history, NASCAR has meted out justice on a case-by-case manner.
London – Britain’s Andy Murray will challenge Novak Djokovic in the final match of tennis Wimbledon 2013. In the semifinals, he won four sets of Jerzy Janowicz.
In a duel that took place on Saturday (06/07/2013) pm dawn, Murray had lost the first set from the 24th-seeded it.
Murray who could rise in the next three sets, eventually managed to win the match by a score of 6-7, 6-4, 6-4, and 6-3.
“The first set was very tough. I had a few chances but he fought back with some good punches. He was on a roll, but I can change the round,” said Murray, as reported by the BBC after the game on.
“I am happy because this is a tough game and completely different from the game that I have played this year.”
“He is a talented player and can not be predicted. He has a good serve, which gives you a bit of rhythm to re-fight with him,” he added.
Naples – Before finally docked to Napoli, Gonzalo Higuain chased by Juventus. Higuain decision was welcomed by Diego Maradona, who is a living legend Il Partenopei.
After being adrift future, Higuain claimed another step to join Napoli. Real Madrid have received an offer worth 37 million euros given by Aurelio De Laurentiis.
Higuain is currently reported to be in Rome and immediately undergo a medical to finalize his move to the city of Naples. Higuain arrival obviously be good news for Napoli who had just been left by his goal machine, Edinson Cavani.
With equivalent capabilities Cavani, Higuain could predict success at this club as Cavani has been given.
“Got news that Pipita is the new Napoli striker made my happiness more than doubled,” Maradona said as quoted by Football Italia.
“I am also delighted at the player who has always been my favorite child. I’m sure he can give satisfaction to the Napoli fans that should be respected by the rest of Italy and Europe because it is a clear example of the values of sport and fair competition,” he continued.
“It is indeed true Argentinian would never play in Turin.”
Higuain and Maradona relationship is fairly close as 25-year-old striker was a mainstay up front when handled Maradona’s Argentina in the 2010 World Cup. Naturally, if Maradona Higuaín very excited to play at Napoli, who also made his name.
“I wish the best for Higuain, Napoli and the rest of the Neapolitan people,” said he.
Paris Saint-Germain boss, Laurent Blanc confirmed about the future of young midfielder Marco Verratti he called not for sale.
The Italian young players have been linked with Fiorentina interest, but Blanc insists the former players Pescara remained in Paris.
“Marco is a PSG player,” said Blanc.
“There are a lot of rumors about his future, but he has a contract with us”,
“I hope he stays because I like him as a player, he has great talent and is a young player potential”.
Italian veteran striker Antonio Di Natale turned down an offer to join AC Milan in the transfer market this summer. Di Natale Udinese chose to spend his career with a chance to keep the World Cup 2014.
Demonstrated commitment to continuing to strengthen Udinese after the players agreed to extend his contract with the team based at the Stadio Friulli it alone until 2015 Di Natale Udinese costumed been nine years since imported in 2004 from Empoli after being loaned to a number of clubs.
Udinese, he has appeared in 298 by scoring 158 party big gol.Naluri scored Milan seems to be the main reason for recruiting Di Natale despite the age of the players have stepped 35 years.
“I thank coach (Milan), Massimiliano Allegri and Vice-President, Adriano Galliani over bid (strengthening Milan),” Di Natale said as quoted by the Italian Football.
Di Natale explained, Milan are not the only team that made a bid proposal to his agent. “But I have always insisted, wanted to end my career at Udinese,” he said.
According to Di Natale, Udinese persist in making chances of playing in the 2014 World Cup have always maintained regular play. Through appearances in the 2013-14 season, he wants to prove to the Azzurri coach, Cesare Prandelli, he is still worth a grand event was brought to the World Cup class.
“To be able to play in the Maracana, only once in a lifetime. If unable to do so, it was like adding icing to the cake my gait is very fantastic.”
“However, to convince Prandelli, I have to think about consistency, both in practice and makes a great season for Udinese,” Di Natale said.
Napoli – Gonzalo Higuain will most likely soon be a Napoli player. The Argentina striker has been rumored to be in Italy to continue the process of transfer to the Stadio San Paolo.
Diansir Italian Football, Higuain had landed in the city of Rome on this day, Wednesday (24/7), and immediately underwent medical tests. Napoli reportedly put up 37 million euros for Real Madrid to get the 25-year-old player, beyond a certain bonus amount can be up to 3 million euros.
Higuain joined Les Merengues in 2006. When digaet of the River Plate, he was rewarded with a transfer value of 12 million euro nominal.
During the joint El Real, the 25-year-old attacker was a success, although in the last few seasons have played alternately with striker Karim Benzema as a starter. Total Higuain Madrid appeared in 187 games and 107 goals packing.
Napoli president, Aurelio De Laurentiis, was intending to improve the team after losing Cavani who sold to Paris Saint-Germain. Previous Higuain industrious associated with two other clubs: Juventus and Arsenal.
London – The success of Andy Murray a champion at Wimbledon in 2013 also could not be separated from the role of coach, Ivan Lendl. Murray did not hesitate to give praise for his coach.
Murray came out as the champion at Wimbledon after defeating Novak Djokovic in the final round on Sunday (07/07/2013) night local time, with a score of 6-4, 7-5, 6-4. The win makes Murray the first British man to win Wimbledon after Fred Perry did 77 years ago.
Murray has become a more consistent player since handled by Lendl in the early 2012. After being trained by a guy who has eight grand slam titles – except Wimbledon – it is, Murray won several prestigious titles such as the 2012 Olympic gold medal, the U.S. Open in 2012, and now Wimbledon 2013.
“He believed me when a lot of people do not. He remained with me through some heavy defeats in recent years. He was very patient with me,” said Murray was quoted as saying by Reuters.
“I’m glad I managed to do this for him. He would love to win here, but I think this is the best thing for him,” added the 26-year-old tennis player.
Murray specifically mentions that his coach had a major role in polishing mentality. He said that Lendl makes it a lot to learn from previous defeats.
“He has made me learn more than I can defeat more than ever. He always tells me what he thinks. And in tennis, is not always easy to do that in the relationship of players and coaches,” said Murray.
“He makes me a little different mentality in the face of matches like this,” said the world number two world ranking was added.
Sunderland is closing in on the signing of Velez Sarsfield fullbackGino Peruzzi despite the player failing initial medical tests, the Argentine club has confirmed.
Peruzzi has agreed in principle to join the Black Cats, and he travelled with Velez general managers Julio Baldomar and Eduardo Ordonez to England to further the negotiations. He was found to have an issue with his knee ligaments, which were initially damaged during a Copa Argentina defeat to Olimpo in April.
Sunderland insisted on further tests being carried out at the Villa Stuart Sport Clinic in Rome, but exercises of the affected area yielded positive results.
Black Cats manager Paolo Di Canio and his squad have travelled to Hong Kong to participate in the Barclays Asia Trophy, but club officials have indicated to Velez that the deal will be finalized later this week.
Di Canio has been busy re-shaping his squad during the offseason, as he looks to build on a 17th-place finish during the previous campaign. Peruzzi would become the Di Canio’s 10th signing of the transfer window, joining the likes of USA striker Jozy Altidore, Modibo Diakite and Emanuele Giaccherini in making the switch to the Stadium of Light.
Melbourne – David Moyes did not deny that there is a sense of fear of failure related to his position as manager of Manchester United. But at the same time he was also sure that the work at the Red Devils right for her.
The big challenge awaits Moyes after he was appointed as the new manager of Manchester United replace Sir Alex Ferguson. Scottish man was required to continue the winning tradition of the Red Devils who have won so much success with Fergie.
Worry about that arise, Moyes does not deny it. But the taste is actually used as motivation to strive for the best results.
“There is always an element of fear that comes along when you become a manager of a club like Manchester United. It makes you continue to work, it makes you focus and keeps you focused on them,” Moyes said in The Sun.
Even so, the 50-year-old coach believes that Manchester United is the right job for him. He was hoping to meet the expectations upon him.
“All the people who receive this work will have doubts. But in my own way I tell if this is the right job for me at the right time and hopefully I can run it.”
“I do not say that everything will go smoothly, but I feel comfortable with my position,” said Moyes.
Roger Federer followed Rafael Nadal Click footsteps as the world’s top tennis player who was eliminated in the early round of Wimbledon 2013.
At first glance Federer better luck because this Click the Swiss defeat in the second round while Nadal, who has just won the Grand Slam French Open, directly eliminated in the first round.
But Federer shocks inflicted far greater.
Federer is a seven-time Wimbledon champion and known as the best player on grass, field types used at Wimbledon.
But in the second round which was held on Wednesday afternoon (26/06) in London, Federer lost to both the technical and physical than his opponent, Sergiy Stakhovsky, in a match in straight sets, 6-7, 7-6, 7-5, 7-6 , within three hours.
So Stakhovsky get the last point in the third set, for a few seconds the whole crowd in attendance seemed to pause, and then simultaneously applauded for both players.
Still want bertenis
“I still plan to pursue tennis over the next few years. To me this defeats the normal course.”
While Stakhovsky still could not believe what he had just done, Federer walked to the edge of the field, packing a large bag containing racket and clothing, and walking with bowed head.
No more distinctive smile and a sharp eye spotlight sign of pride.
In a press statement, Federer said, “I had a great moment, a distinct, but also had a difficult time like this. Always you can not continue to have a great moment right?”
“What do you do after a record defeat? For sure do not need to panic. You have to practice again, more loudly,” Federer said.
Is the defeat in the second round, ending the era of Federer in the world tennis stage, asked the reporter.
Then he replied, “No. I’m still planning to pursue tennis over the next few years. To me this defeats the normal course. But for others not because I was always able to reach the quarter-finals in 36 major tournaments.”
Roger Federer has won Wimbledon seven times.
Federer certainly may be planning to
Roma – Francesco Totti to be one of the players to congratulate Daniele De Rossi who currently 30th birthday. Simultaneously the Roma captain also left a message for De Rossi stay at the club.
De Rossi entered the age of the head of the three on July 25, and since he is pursuing a professional career, kub Rome is the only one in life De Rossi. No doubt so adoring fans after Totti is so god for Romanisti.
Unfortunately the future De Rossi is currently being speculated after the interest of several big European clubs such as PSG, Real Madrid, Chelsea, Manchester United and Fiorentina. This rumor like to repeat the old stories 1-2 last season when De Rossi chased by Manchester City.
Now at the age of 30 years and his career as a footballer may soon decline, De Rossi certainly want to win the prestigious titles before closing his career. Moving to the clubs mentioned above for the opportunity.
But De Rossi advised not to leave the Olimpico as it is believed he could win a lot of trophies with I Lupi. It is delivered in a video Totti congratulated on his birthday was spoken in Roman dialect.
“Ciao Dani, I hope everything goes well for you this year at age 30, even though you are now growing older and will be retiring soon!,” Totti said as quoted by Football Italia.
“It’s better if you gave us a gift that remain with us in Rome and at least we could win something together. Ciao Bello!”
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.
U.S. sprinter Tyson Gay and former 100-meter record holder Jamaican Asafa Powell failed the doping test.
Gay, 30, who became one of the fastest sprinters in the 100 meters, by the U.S. anti-doping agency tested positive for doping in a competition last May.
While Powell tested positive for the banned stimulant substances while participating in the Jamaican national championships, last June.
Jamaican sprinter Sherone Simpson also failed in the same doping test.
This is the latest doping scandal in athletics arena once a month ago the Jamaican Olympic champion Veronica Campbell-Brown also tested positive for doping type diuretic.
Powell had held the record before it was broken Usain Bolt 100m in 2008. And to this day he is still ranked as the fourth fastest sprinter in the world.
Powell helped Jamaica won the 400m relay gold medals at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
This year he recorded a record of 9.88 seconds but failed to make the Jamaican team that will compete at the World Championships next month.
“I want to explain to family, friends and the main thing is my supporters all over the world that I have never knowingly or intentionally use supplements or drugs in violation of the rules,” Powell said in a statement responses.
“I never cheated or even,” belanya.
As for Tyson Gay, doping verdict is a blow for him because in 2013 he actually recorded the fastest time despite missing three times in 2011 and the full year following a hip operation.
Tyson Gay is still waiting for the results of the B sample urine tests.
However he has claimed back from the World Championships next month in Moscow.
“I do not have a story of sabotage … I basically trust someone and it’s disappointing,” he said.
“I know what happened, but I can not discuss at this time.”
“I hope to be back running, but I will accept whatever punishment is fitting a man.”
SUZUKA – Event Suzuka 8-Hours Race this weekend ensured full participation of the iron horse jockey legend. One of them former MotoGP champion 1993 season, Kevin Schwantz, who will be riding the Suzuki GSX-R1000.
Not himself, Schwantz Suzuki team participating in will also partner with Yukio Kagayama and World Superbike legend, Noriyuki “Nitro” Haga. Schwantz was looking forward claiming back down in the event that there has been 11 years that followed.
“I’m looking forward to race at the Suzuka 8-Hour with Yukio and on the seat Noriyuki Suzuki GSX-R1000. Suzuka has a special place in my heart because I won my first 500cc Grand Prix here, “said Schwantz.
“The last time I took an eight-hour event was in 1992 with Doug Chandler and we could not finish the race due to mechanical problems. With only two riders, it will be difficult physically. Now with three riders and still be heavy for me though not as before, “he added.
“I myself have never won at this event and now with my colleagues tough as Yukio and Nori, I think we have a chance to win it,” Schwantz closed, as quoted by Crash, Thursday (25/07/2013).
Suzuka 8-Hours Event Race time will be followed by 63 riders and expected, Suzuka will be met 80 thousand fans at the final session, Saturday (07/27/2013) future. Last year, the event was won by a trio of Jonathan Rea, Kosuke Akiyoshi and Tadayuki Okada that carries the FCC TSR Honda team.
MARANELLO – At Scuderia Ferrari, Felipe Massa was not only exposed to the issue who leave. Fernando Alonso did not escape from a similar rumor. In contrast to Massa, Alonso reportedly frustrated by the performance of the car is still difficult to compete with rivals – Sebastian Vettel.
If the mass is said to be resigned or was sacked because of his own performance, Alonso gossip factor is more to car problems. Of the nine series that has been passed, the Spanish driver was still struggling for a consistent set-up on his F138 car.
You could say, the achievements of the podium five times, including two times the main podium, more due to his own skill as Alonso winning two world titles in 2005 and 2006 seasons. When asked of his manager, Luis Garcia Abad, the rumors were brushed away.
“(Rumor) was unprovoked. I would suggest a change in the team just because (Alonso) failed to win a title (since joining Ferrari), “said Abad, as cited Formula1FanCast, Tuesday (23/07/2013).
“Alonso is the fourth most widely rider won the Grand Prix. He also won two consecutive seasons. Some riders even retired from Formula One without winning any of the series, “he concluded.