Wednesday, July 29, 2009

ADIos cristiano ronaldo..

salam..ayat macam biasa..'lama x update blog ni'..haha..buzy da dengan kenduri kahwin akak aku..lepak gila..hehe..gambarnya akan diupload next entri la..nak kena kumpul gambar bebanyak dulu....entri ni nak cerita pasal ronalDOh..ampeh tul..dah komfem dah mamat tu nak blah..xpe2..real madrid memang mantop la next season..dengan kaka lagi..memang fight la dengan barca..bila lak mu nak beli orang ni..komfem kena beli..dah kaya x kan x nak beli orang kot..

ang latest kot..Klaas-Jan Huntelaar..stylo gak la mamat ni..ntah la..kita tunggu je la..siapa yang jadi pengganti ronaldo season depan..huhu

yang lain2 ada gak..karim benzema dari dulu usha..x dapat2 pun.

nak cari pengganti ronaldo tu yang payah 2..kalau game xde dia..memang xde semangat nak tengok..harap2 M.U usha player yang best..speculation memang ramai..takat ni yang btul2 leh ganti ronaldo..frank ribery je..2 pn kalau M.U jadi nak beli

Monday, July 27, 2009

Kids are key to tennis future

Photo by: NICK SELLS
Young tennis players get their own back by hitting balls at coaches (front from left to right) Peov Pros, Chhay Panavuth and Chea Peou during the last “drill exercise” of the day Friday at the Cambodian Country Club.

The Phnom Penh Post
Monday, 27 July 2009
Robert Davis

Cambodian Tennis Federation event highlights the promise of the nation's youth - and the sport's progress in the Kingdom.

When 7-year-old Nolane Tep went onto the court at the Cambodia Country Club for the Kid's Day Event this past Friday, little did he know just how important it was for tennis in Cambodia. Friday was a day that marked the beginning of a new chapter in the history of the sport in the Kingdom, which once dominated its regional rivals in the discipline.

Players and coaches often get the credit for wins, and likewise the blame for losses. However, it is at the top, at the executive administration level, where tennis ultimately succeeds or fails.

Now, thanks to the efforts of Cham Prasidh, president of the Tennis Federation of Cambodia (TFC) and Minister of Commerce, and the enthusiasm and energy of Secretary General Tep Rithivit, tennis is again thriving in Cambodia.

Because of their commitment and the direction that the TFC has demonstrated in the past year, the International Tennis Federation (ITF) has granted special balls and model racquets, and is considering a financial grant for coaching assistance to the TFC.

"Cambodia is getting a lot of notice among the region and especially at the ITF," comments Chaiyapak Siriwat, president of the Southeast Asia Tennis Federation. "They are doing all the right things to build a programme that will be a force in the years to come."

The TFC recently contracted Braen Aneiros from Panama as the national coach for the upcoming Southeast Asian Games. Aneiros is working for the Southeast Asia Tennis Federation (SEATF) and also has been coaching Noppawan Lertcheewakarn, the current world No 1-ranked junior girl and reigning Wimbledon junior champion.

"It is a great opportunity to be part of the TFC team," Aneiros said from Bangkok. "It might take a little time, but I am confident that tennis in Cambodia will succeed."

Though the upcoming SEA Games will receive the majority of the press and government support, it is the grass-roots projects like mini-tennis in the schools and communities that provide the base for future champions. By making Kid's Day the focal point of their promotions, the TFC demonstrated that they are committed to investing in the long-term growth of tennis.

For Cambodian kids such as little Tep Nolane, a career in tennis just took a step closer to becoming a reality.

PKR stay top with a draw against Crown

Photo by: NICK SELLS
Spark’s Prince Justine (right) tries to trick his way past Kirivong’s Samuel Oseika during their Cambodian Premier League game Sunday

The Phnom Penh Post
Monday, 27 July 2009
Andy Brouwer

WITH just one point separating Phnom Penh Crown and Preah Khan Reach (PKR) at the top of the table before Sunday's game began, it was always going to be a close affair, and so it proved to be. Disappointingly for the fans of both teams, goalmouth action in the first half was hard to come by, with both teams giving the ball away too easily on the slippery surface after the match began in a rainstorm.

Opportunities were restricted to long-range efforts apart from one golden chance for each side. On 19 minutes, Crown's lanky striker Ousmanou Mohamadou opened up the PKR defence and laid the perfect ball to Hong Rathana, but as he prepared to give his team the lead, Lay Raksmey appeared from nowhere to block his goal-bound drive. At the other end, on the half-hour mark, PKR skipper Samel Nasa's free kick was headed back across goal by Micheal Ekene to his striking partner, Olisa Onyemerea, who stretched but failed to make a telling contact on the goal line. At the half-time interval honours were even.

PKR began the second period in eager fashion, but the quality you'd expect from the teams in the top two places in the table was still missing. That was until the 70th minute, when Crown's winger Srey Veasna broke into the box, and eluded three players before succumbing to a last-ditch tackle by defender Lay Raksmey. The resulting corner bobbled around the area before Tieng Tiny's shot took a deflection off Sok Rithy and looped into the net. Such a scrappy goal summed up the game thus far.

Then, referee Tuy Vicheka decided to take a hand in the proceedings. On 77 minutes, he dismissed Crown's combative midfielder Phuong Narong for a second bookable offence, though it was the most innocuous challenge of the whole afternoon. Within three minutes, PKR made their one-man advantage pay rich dividends as Sok Rithy sent Khounla Boravy away on the left wing, and his inch-perfect cross was slammed into the roof of the net by a delighted Ekene for a deserved equaliser. And that's how the game ended, a goal and point apiece, with PKR retaining their slender lead over Crown at the top of the CPL table.

Spark FC 3 Kirivong SSC 3
Kirivong Sok Sen Chey had the roles reversed on them following their thrilling 3-3 comeback draw against Post Tel last week. Kirivong will be kicking themselves as they let slip a 3-1 lead Sunday and had to settle for a share of the points with Spark FC in a game that summed up their season to date. Starting well, they bossed the first 25 minutes and nosed in front when Julius Chukwumeka controlled a 40-yard cross-field pass from Him Salam and guided his shot wide of the keeper.

Kirivong then extended the lead on 39 minutes, when a sweet passage of play allowed In Vichika a free header at the far post. The ball hit the goalkeeper's legs and fell nicely for their recent Vietnamese import Win Nhek Troeung, who fired it home. Two minutes later, Spark gave themselves a lifeline when Prince Justine rose above everyone else and planted his header firmly past a static Kirivong defence.

Spark came out gunning for the equaliser after the break but didn't make their superiority count, and it was Kirivong who made them pay dearly when a mistake by Spark keeper Pov Raksa gifted a third goal on a platter after 67 minutes. As Pouv Raksa waited to pick up a hopeful punt forward by Kirivong, Chukwumeka got a telling touch to knock it around and fired into the empty net. Spark refused to lie down, and on 72 minutes they had defender Than Rachanaoudom to thank for his thunderous volley when a poorly cleared corner fell to him.

Spark's comeback was complete when Mak Chhordaravuth was sent clear only for Kirivong's onrushing goalkeeper Kun Thnou to bring him down with the slightest of touches, leaving the referee with no option but to award a penalty. Prince Justine stepped up to send the keeper the wrong way, and his double backward somersault was a fitting celebration for Spark's revival. Kirivong still had time to win it when Him Salam found space in the box but sent his shot wide, leaving his team to ponder on their carelessness.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Ronaldo aims shot at English game

Cristiano Ronaldo has fired a parting shot at the English Premier League ahead of his unveiling by Real Madrid, claiming Spain's La Liga is "superior".

Ronaldo will officially swap Manchester United for the Spanish giants when he is presented to the fans and media on Monday evening following his £80m move.

And the winger said: "I think La Liga is going to have more quality because of the players that are arriving.

"All the players have a lot of quality and the referees protect the players."

Ronaldo's arrival follows that of fellow big-money signing Kaka last week.

More than 50,000 Real Madrid fans are said to have turned out to welcome the Brazilian playmaker, who signed from AC Milan for a reported fee of £56m, and Ronaldo's bow is expected to draw an even larger crowd.
The Portuguese international will be presented with the number nine shirt by the most famous player to wear it for the club - the legendary Alfredo di Stefano.

And he believes Real's £200m spending spree this summer, which has resulted in Karim Benzema and Raul Albiol agreeing to switch to the Bernabeu, edges the Spanish league ahead of England's top flight in terms of quality.

"Both leagues are going to be very good but I think that with Real president Florentino Perez`s signings the Spanish league is superior to the English," he stated.

"It's going to be a magnificent competition in Spain this year."

Real are reported to be lining up further big-money moves, with Bayern Munich winger Franck Ribery and Liverpool midfielder Xabi Alonso said to be on their wanted list.

Chelsea snap up defender Zhirkov

Chelsea have signed Russian international Yuri Zhirkov from CSKA Moscow for a reported £18m fee.

The 25-year-old left-back, who has played 28 times for Russia, came to prominence during Euro 2008 when the national side reached the semi-finals.

Zhirkov, who can also play in midfield, has joined on a four-year deal.

The Russian utility player is Chelsea's third signing of the summer, following the arrivals of goalkeeper Ross Turnbull and striker Daniel Sturridge.

During his time with CSKA Moscow, Zhirkov helped the Russian club win the Uefa Cup, scoring the second goal in the 3-1 win over Sporting Lisbon.
Zhirkov flew to London on Sunday and underwent a medical before completing his transfer.

Thursday, July 2, 2009


Different semis, same old results for Williamses

LONDON (Reuters) - Sport's most enduring sibling rivalry will be played out on U.S. Independence Day after Venus Williams exacted brutal revenge and Serena Williams displayed raw desire to inflict a double defeat on Russia at Wimbledon. The American sisters will be setting off fireworks on women's final day for the second year running at the All England Club, but on Thursday Serena came within a heartbeat of missing out on the Fourth of July celebrations.

Pistons begin rebuilding, sign Gordon and Villanueva

DETROIT (Reuters) - The Detroit Pistons wasted little time in retooling their team for next season, agreeing terms with free agents Ben Gordon and Charlie Villanueva on Wednesday the NBA franchise said on their website ( The NBA's free-agent market opened on Wednesday, though players can not officially sign with new teams until July 8.

Harrington toils as Kaymer shoots record tying 62

ST QUENTIN, France (Reuters) - Padraig Harrington, trying to get his game in shape to defend his British Open title, remained upbeat despite struggling again in Thursday's French Open first round. The triple major champion from Ireland lagged 10 strokes behind leader Martin Kaymer of Germany, who equaled the course record of 62 after a blistering nine-under effort containing an eagle and eight birdies.

Riis warns Armstrong about younger rivals

MONACO (Reuters) - Bjarne Riis, the man who led Carlos Sastre to Tour de France victory last year, warned Lance Armstrong he should be ready to struggle over the next three weeks against younger rivals. "Lance is obviously not too old. He will probably be very good and play a great role in this Tour," the Saxobank team leader told a news conference on Thursday.

Kim shoots record 62 to take early lead at Congressional

BETHESDA, Maryland (Reuters) - Holder Anthony Kim fired a course-record, eight-under-par 62 to set the early pace in the first round of the $6 million AT&T National at Congressional Country Club on Thursday. The 24-year-old registered eight birdies to hold a two-shot lead over fellow American DA Points.

Murray's return seen as key

LONDON (Reuters) - Andy Murray's much-vaunted returning skills will be tested to breaking point at Wimbledon on Friday while Roger Federer faces a more subtle examination from a man in too much of a hurry to be blinded by reputation. Murray's semi-final against the resurgent Andy Roddick is one of those irresistible meetings of players with perfectly contrasting strengths.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

ARSENAL are ready to hijack the Manchester United move for France striker Karim Benzema.

The Gunners board will be prepared to fund a £30million fee for Lyon's Benzema, 21, if Arsene Wenger opts to cash in on Emmanuel Adebayor.

AC Milan have been considering making a new move for Adebayor this week. Togo ace Adebayor, 25, has also been linked with a move to Inter Milan and even Chelsea.

United are in pole position to lure Benzema - but he is also on Real Madrid's radar. The player says he would prefer another season at Lyon to make sure he cements a place in the France side for the World Cup. But the club's owners have hinted that a bid of more than £30m would turn their heads.

Gunners chief Wenger has been a long-term fan of Benzema. There were suggestions last summer he had a verbal deal with Lyon offering him first refusal.

On the face of it, £30m would seem out of Arsenal's range. But the Arsenal board have approved up to £40m on new signings this summer and the sale of Adebayor would boost the transfer pot.

Wenger hopes to sign Brazil midfield ace Felipe Melo, 26, from Fiorentina. But the Serie A club may want £25m with Arsenal valuing him at £15m.