Sharapova Appoints New Coach

Jakarta – Maria Sharapova appoint Jimmy Connors as his new coach. Connors replaces Thomas Hogstedt which has already agreed to part with Sharapova.

After three years of working together, Hogstedt and Sharapova agreed to part ways on Friday (07/12/2013) local time. Due to personal reasons, the Swede could not accompany Sharapova in tournaments to come.

To replace Hogstedt, Sharapova lifted Connors as coach. Men from the United States who collected eight grand slam titles before is coach Andy Roddick.

“I’m happy to announce that Jimmy Connors would be my new coach,” Sharapova wrote on her official website as quoted by Sky Sports.

“I’ve known Jimmy for many years and we had worked together in 2008 before the Australian Open,” said two of the world tennis rankings.

“I’m very excited with this new partnership and look forward to the upcoming tournament,” he said.

After being eliminated in the second round at Wimbledon last, Sharapova is now preparing for the next Grand Slam, the U.S. Open will be held on 26 August to 9 September next.

Marussia Switch to Ferrari Engine in 2014 season

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ANBURY (DP) – Marussia F1 Team announced it would switch to using a Ferrari engine along with the change in engine regulations in 2014. Team based in Banbury, England, this was going to wear ERS, transmission components and all supporters of the Italian manufacturer.
Since the entry into F1 with Virgin Racing name in 2010, the team operates with the smallest budget in the grid using artificial Cosworth engine. Because of the lack of clarity about the Cosworth will provide 1.6 V6 Turbo engine for next year, Marussia decides to switch to Ferrari.
With Marussia’s announcement, which means there will be two teams on the grid in 2014 (Sauber and Marussia) using Ferrari engines. While Toro Rosso Ferrari engine wear since 2007, will switch to Renault engines next season.
“We look forward to working with the Scuderia Ferrari F1 competition in the new era. We are grateful to Cosworth who have partnered with us since our debut season in 2010, “said CEO of Marussia, Andy Webb.
With the announcement of Ferrari as engine provider, Marussia will likely retain its main driver Jules Bianchi as next season. Bianchi is the rider of the young rider development program Ferrari Driver Academy.

Antonelli Killed in Accident at Supersport

Antonelli Tewas dalam Kecelakaan di Supersport  

Moscow – Grief enveloped Italian racing world. Foreign riders who participated in the Pizza World Supersport event, Andrea Antonelli, died after suffering a severe accident at the race in Moscwa Raceway, Sunday, July 21, 2013.
Kecalakan that struck Antonelli happened in the last corner on the first lap. In the slippery track conditions due to heavy rain, Antonelli lost control of his motorcycle to fall. After that, his head hit the motor co sekompatriotnya, Lorenzo Zanetti. “Three riders were injured and one of them from Italy died of injuries suffered,” said local police spokesman told reporters.
Antonelli was immediately taken to the medical center that is in the circuit. The medical team did not want to bring Antonelli to a nearby hospital by helicopter because it does not want to take the risk. Because the injury is severe enough Antonelli. Goeleven Kawasaki rider was dead at 2 pm local time.
FIM, Dorna, and YMS Promotion and decided to stop all activities scheduled on that day. »All the people involved in this championship deepest condolences to the Antonelli family, friends, team, and the Italian Federation over this tragic incident,” the official statement FIM.
Antonelli became the second driver from Italy who died in the World Supersport Championship. Previously, Marco Simoncelli died when following the race at the Malaysian GP in October two years ago. Lives of the Gresini Honda team rider drifted after his head hit the motor and close friend Colin Edwards, Valentino Rossi.

NASCAR back at dirt track for 1st time since ’70

NASCAR is set for an off-road detour through the dirt.

The Truck Series is headed for the Eldora Speedway half-mile dirt track for a one-night only special designed to reconnect NASCARwith its early roots and give fans raised on asphalt and stock cars a taste of the wild races run in the dust.

The last time one of NASCAR’s top touring series competed on dirt was Sept. 30, 1970, when Richard Petty won a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (called the Grand National Division at that time) race at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds in Raleigh.

The dirt drought ends when the trucks race Wednesday night at Tony Stewart-owned Eldora in Rossburg, Ohio.

Stewart, still a regular on the weeknight racing circuit, has naturally become a big booster of NASCAR’s return to dirt. Most of the field drove their first Eldora laps at Tuesday’s practice.

”It’s a neat facility,” Stewart said. ”It’s well lit, it’s a wide racetrack, it gives you a lot of options of where you can go and what you can do. I think it gives those guys an opportunity. The practice day on Tuesday should help a lot of those teams be able to get acclimated before they come back to the track on Wednesday.”

Eldora’s grandstands are sold out for the 9:30 p.m. ET race, even as some of the series’ biggest winners, like Kyle Busch, are sitting out. Ryan Newman and Dave Blaney are the only Cup drivers in the field. The race will feature a handful of so-called ringers, such as Scott Bloomquist, a member of the National Dirt Track Hall of Fame with more than 500 victories in a lengthy career. The 49-year-old Bloomquist is set to make his NASCAR debut driving the No. 51 Toyota for Kyle Busch Motorsports.

”It’s going to be something different I’m sure, but it’s a race car and I’ve driven a lot of race cars,” he said. ”Never a truck, but it’s still a race car.”

The race also gets a twist on qualifying. There are five, eight-lap qualifying events and a 15-lap last-chance race to come up with the 30 competitors (regularly 36 in the series) who will start the 150-lap Mudsummer Classic. Because there is no pit road, the race is broken into three segments of 60, 50 and 40 laps.

Trucks driver James Buescher raved about Eldora after he tested there.

”It was a lot more fun than I expected it to be,” he said. ”It’s definitely going to be interesting when we get 30 trucks on the track at the same time in tight quarters like that. It’s going to be an action-packed race. I just hope there’s not too many cautions.”

It could happen. After all, the trucks weren’t built to race on dirt, so some adjustments were needed.

The Goodyear dirt tire has been widened from 10 to 11 inches to provide a larger contact patch with the track and give the trucks more grip. While the Eldora right-side tire will basically remain the same height as a NASCAR tire run on asphalt tracks, the left-side is 3 inches shorter (85.8 inches) to build in more stagger, which will help the trucks turn better.

The trucks will be fitted for mesh shields and hood deflectors to hold off debris kicked up from the muck.

The drivers who know how to get dirty are the easy favorites.

Kyle Larson, pegged as NASCAR’s next big star, is one of the few drivers with experience on the dirt oval. Larson is one of only two drivers to sweep the USAC Four Crown Nationals at Eldora Speedway. Larson also won in the USAC Midgets in 2012.

There’s a reason this track was selected for him to make his second Truck Series start of the season.

”I have been looking forward to this race for a really long time,” he said. ”I’ve had a lot of fun racing at Eldora and have had quite a bit of success, so I am excited to get back. I can’t wait to see how the trucks run there.”

Even with the lengthy gap between NASCAR dirt races, fans and drivers are buzzing over the race, a rarity in a series that often runs in front of mostly empty grandstands as a support race in a Sprint Cup weekend.

But a big crowd, big ratings and a great race could go far in making an Eldora a regular stop on the Truck Series circuit – and maybe make stock car racing there a reality.

”If it has incredible success, who knows how far this could go?” driver Kenny Wallace said. ”You could put the Nationwide Series there. One thing I always remind people of – and I race dirt all over the United States – this is where Kasey Kahne, Tony Stewart, Clint Bowyer, Ryan Newman came from. Three quarters of the field in Sprint Cup came from dirt tracks just like Eldora. I think this is a really good deal.”

The race comes six weeks after the death of NASCAR driver Jason Leffler on a dirt track in New Jersey. State police say a mechanical problem was to blame for the spinout that ended with Leffler’s car slamming into a concrete wall.

The 37-year-old Long Beach, Calif., native was a two-time winner on the NASCAR Nationwide Series and a one-time winner in the Truck Series.

Pool League for colleger was held

Swimming pool competition between students LIMA ready to be held, organized swimming competitions Student League will take place over two days on 29-30 June 2013 held at the Swimming Pool Simprug Pertamina, Jakarta.

Appropriate target LIMA, expressed readiness to join the ten universities, six of whom have completed the requirements prescribed by LIMA, while four other universities are still in the process of completing the requirements document.

Tenth of the university is the State University of Jakarta, Universitas Mercu Buana, Pelita Harapan University, Trisakti University, London School of Public Relations, University of Karachi Siliwangi, STKIP Pasundan, Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia, Padjadjaran University, and State University of Surabaya.

Manager of the Jakarta State University swimming team, Iqbal Hambali, expressed his readiness to compete at Swimming LIMA 2013. “Technically, our team is ready to compete, there are few constraints on the data collection process swimmers, hopefully we can proceed as soon as possible,” said Iqbal.

At this inaugural season, FIVE Swimming will play 15 numbers for men and women, consisting of freestyle, back, butterfly, and chest each bring into the distance 50m, 100m, and 200m for men and women. Three other numbers came from the 200m individual medley, the team event two freestyle relay and 4x100m medley relay for boys and girls.

FIVE CEO Ryan Widodo claimed it held a swimming competition readiness is one of sport’s measurable. “Pool is a new branch that we want to work on, we’ve worked with PB PRSI and the very productive collaboration. We hope to run FIVE Swimming well,” Ryan said.

LIMA Swimming is a sport competition organized by third antarmahasiswa LIMA, LIMA has previously held a successful LIMA LIMA Basketball and Badminton.

FIA Enforce Two DRS zones at the Hungaroring

Budapest – International Automobile Federation (FIA) to implement the use of two DRS zones at the Hungarian Grand Prix this weekend. This step was taken so that the race is better and tighter.

Formula 1 tenth series will be held at the Hungaroring circuit on Sunday (07/28/2013) later. Consider the character of the tracks are narrow and winding, this year the FIA ​​also took steps two DRS zones so that the rider has more chances to precede each maneuver.

As reported by Autosport, the bend after the first zone was 13 when the rider passes the start line to the first corner, which is the longest straight track.

While the second zone positioned after the bend. Although the distance is not too long of a bend in two, but this zone is chosen so that the rider can continue the maneuver is done in the first zone.

After successfully close the position with his opponent in the first zone, the riders still had a chance in the second zone precedes.

Hungaroring circuit with a length of 4.3 km and has 16 corners with clockwise direction of racing. This circuit speed record was recorded in the name of Formula 1 legend Michael Schumacher in 2004 with a record of one minute 19.071 seconds.

Scholarship PB Djarum Badminton Athletes thousand Contested

Beasiswa Bulutangkis PB Djarum Diperebutkan Seribuan Atlet

General Scholarship Auditions event PB Djarum Badminton, Friday was held at GOR Djarum Kudus Regency Teak. More than a thousand 10-15 year-old athletes will compete for a scholarship badminton. The athletes did not just come from the island of Java, but also from Aceh and Meulaboh of Raja Ampat in Papua.
From year to year the number of participants who participated in the General Scholarship Auditions PB Djarum continues to increase. This year is expected around 1,000 players aged between 10-15 years were involved. For comparison, the last year as many as 1,037 participants, consisting of 735 men and 302 women players competing to be accepted and received a scholarship from the PB Djarum.
“In keeping with that commitment continues to be adhered to PB Djarum Indonesian badminton achievement progress, this year we held a General Scholarship Auditions PB Djarum. Our audition for the title search and build super quality badminton players that Indonesian badminton regeneration process go smoothly, “said Yoppy Rosimin, Program Director Djarum Bakti Sports Foundation.
General PB Djarum Scholarship auditions this time is one of the tangible evidence of the club which was founded in 1969 and has spawned so many world champions for the progress of Indonesian badminton achievement. This activity is also to preserve and maintain the supremacy of Indonesian badminton in the international arena.
“This year we again find the seeds of super quality players through the General Scholarship Auditions PB Djarum 2013. As in previous years, we did not target how many will be accepted. The most important thing is the quality not the quantity. Origin has a super quality, wherever arising, we will surely receive. After all, is ultimately also for the progress of Indonesian badminton achievement, “said Yoppy.
During the audition process, prospective players are not merely obeying the selection show. Prospective players will also be introduced directly with all the amenities and facilities that exist in GOR PB Djarum, Jati, Kudus. In addition to well-equipped facilities and wah, the participants will be guided to know of the close of the current Indonesian badminton hero and the Living Legend summarized in the Hall of Fame.
“The participants introduce how nice we can be the champions. Pursue the sport of badminton is able to guarantee the future. Hence, during the Holy, they will someday be able to meet directly with the badminton star. The purpose of this activity is to provide motivation to the players to continue to have a passion to play badminton and do not be discouraged when this year failed to make the selection, “said Yoppy.
Meanwhile team manager PB Djarum, Fung Permadi, said that since General Auditions held PB Djarum, the club has delivered many world champions are going to recruit players with super quality.
“PB Djarum would encompass the seeds of athletes with the best quality, not quantity. Athletes are tough, unyielding, have high fighting spirit and mentality champion shuttlers are the criteria that we were looking for. Therefore, the selection process will take place very tight, “said Fung Permadi, a former national player.
A series of national shuttlers ever scent of Indonesia in the international community, which often made PB Djarum coming from. Of which start from the era Liem Swie King, Christian Hadinata, Kartono / Heryanto, Hadiyanto, Alm Hadibowo Sutanto Ivana Lie, Hastomo Arbi, Eddy Hartono Arbi, Rudy Gunawan, East Minarti, Ardy B. Wiranata, Alan Budikusuma, Antonius Budi Ariantho / Denny Kantono, Hariyanto Arbi, Yuliani Sentosa, Zelin Resiana, Yuni Kartika, Budi Santoso, until the era of Sigit Budiarto in the 2000s.
PB Djarum also dominated the national team squad at the moment. In the Sudirman Cup 2013 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, there are seven players PB Djarum. They are, Tontowi Ahmad, Mohammad Ahsan, Dionysius Hayom Rumbaka, Fran Kurniawan Teng, Muhammad Rijal, Meiliana Jauhari, and Debby Susanto.
In addition, a number of players name PB Djarum also inhabit Pelatnas Cipayung. They are in between, Shendy Puspa Irawati, Maria Febe Kusumastuti, Yohanes Rendy Sugiarto, Muhammad Ulinnuha, afiat Yuris Wirawan, Komala Dewi, Jenna Widodo, Gifar Ramadhan Arief, Riyanto Subagja, Shesar Hiren Rhustavito, Thomi Azizan Mahbub, Maulana Ihsan Mustafa, Lukhi Apri Nugroho / Anissa Saufika, Edi Subaktiar / Gloria Emanuella Widjaja, Melati Daeva / Rosyita, Yeni Asmarani, Ririn Amelia, until Muhammad Bayu Pangistu.

Red Bull Add Vettel contract

Milton Keynes – Sebastian Vettel will not move the team until the end of season 2015. World champions in the last three seasons it has just extended his contract with Red Bull.

Vettel agreed last contract with Red Bull lasts until 2014. Although still leaves one more season, Red Bull who did not want to lose the valuable asset it has been handed a new deal until the end of season 2015.

“Infiniti Red Bull Racing is pleased to confirm that the world champion Sebastian Vettel has extended his contract for a few years until 2015,” Red Bull said in a statement as reported by Crash.

Vettel to join Red Bull in 2009, where he immediately finished the season in second place final standings. One season later he appeared dominant and won the F1 world champion, successfully defended in the successful 2011 and 2012 seasons.

With the lead now 36 points clear of his nearest rival, Vettel has a chance to equal the record of Juan Manuel Fangio as the rider who became world champion four times in a row. Only Michael Schumacher who had the most consecutive world title, which is as much as five times from 2000 to 2004.

Throughout his career, Vettel (25 years) have reached 29 wins, 51 podiums and 39 pole positions collect.

Guardado unsure Soldado will stay at Valencia

Valencia winger Andres Guardado is unsure where Roberto Soldado will be plying his trade next season amidst interest fromTottenham.

The north London club has become increasingly confident it can seal a deal for Soldado, with the player considering submitting a transfer request to speed up his exit from Los Che.

And Mexican winger Guardado has added fuel to the fire by admitted his doubt regarding whether the prolific striker will still be at the Mestalla next season.

Guardado told Marca: “I haven’t been able to speak to [Soldado] since the Confederations Cup but I don’t know whether he’ll go or stay.

“That’s not something I can manage myself, but I wish him the best anywhere. Iif he is here, then all the better since Soldado is a great player, our goalscorer and an important part of this team.”

Reports in Spain suggest Soldado has already agreed a salary package worth just over 3 million euros-per-year to play at White Hart Lane.

Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas is desperate to strengthen his strikeforce this summer, and has already missed out on David Villaand Christian Benteke, with Emmanuel Adebayor and Jermain Defoe his only recognized first-team frontmen.

Kittel Wins Tenth Stage

Saint Malo – Marcel Kittel won his second victory at the Tour de France 2013. German rider who strengthens Argos-Shimano team was leading at the stage finish tenth, Tuesday (07/09/2013).

Take the tenth stage of the Saint-Gildas-des-Bois Saint-Malo heading within 197 kilometers with the flat terrain.

Kittel, winner of the first stage, touching the finish line at the beginning. He beat Andre Greipel in a sprint to the finish line and recorded a time of 4 hours 53 minutes 25 seconds.

The third position is occupied by the United Kingdom rider, Mark Cavendish. Peter Sagan and William Bonnet following behind him.

After the tenth stage, the yellow jersey as the marker leaders still held by the Team Sky rider, Chris Froome. Froome, who finished at No. 24 in the tenth stage, has now recorded a total time of 41 hours 52 minutes 43 seconds.

Froome winning 1 minute 25 seconds over Alejandro Valverde who finished second. The third and fourth position is occupied by a two-rider team Belkin, Bauke Mollema and Laurens ten Dam. Roman Kreuziger who strengthens Saxo-Tinkoff team is in fifth position.