Sunday, December 18, 2011

FIFA Club World Cup 2011

Finale, Yokohama Stadium, Yokohama

FC Barcelona vs Santos 4 - 0
Messi 16' 81' , Xavi 23' , Fabregas 44'

Golden Ball: Lionel Messi

Silver Ball : Xavi Hernandez

Bronze Ball : Neymar

Toyota Award : Lionel Messi

Fairplay : FC Barcelona

Monday, December 5, 2011

Davis Cup

Davis Cup Final
Estadio Olympico de Sevilla. Seville

Spain vs Argentina 3 - 1

Rafael Nadal def Juan Monaco
6 -1, 6 - 1, 6 - 2,

David Ferrer def Juan Matin del Potro
6 - 2, 6 - 7, 3 - 6, 6 - 4, 6 - 3

David Nalbandian / Eduardo Schwank
def Feliciano Lopez / Fernando Verdasco
6 - 4, 6 - 2, 6 - 3

Rafael Nadal def. Juan Martin del Potro
1 - 6, 6 - 4, 6 - 1, 7 - 6

Monday, November 28, 2011

2011 World Cup

2011 Omega Mission Hills World Cup
Mission Hills Haikou, Hainan, China

264 USA (Matt Kuchar/Gary Woodland)

266 Germany (Alex Cejka/Martin Kaymer)
England (Justin Rose/Ian Poulter)

ATP World Tour Final

Barclays ATP World Tour Finals
O2 Arena, London

(4) Roger Federer def (6) Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
6-3, 6-7 (6-8), 6-3

Brazilian GP

Formula 1 Grande Premio Petrobras Do Brasil 2011
Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace, Interlagos, Sao Paulo
Pole Position: Sebastian Vettel

1. Mark Webber - RBR Renault

2. Sebastian Vettel - RBR Renault

3. Jenson Button - McLaren Mercedes

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

WTA Player of The Year

Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova has been voted WTA's Player of the Year following a season in which she claimed her debut Grand Slam title, steered the Czech Republic to Fed Cup glory and shot up 32 places in the world rankings.

TENNIS The Czech Republic's Petra Kvitova reacts after defeating Russia's Svetlana Kuznetsova in their Fed Cup World Group final tennis match in Moscow November 6, 2011 - 0

The Czech, who ended the year ranked second, picked up four prizes in total on Monday following a remarkable 12 months in which she won six titles and chalked up a 6-0 record in Fed Cup singles.

"This season has been simply a dream," the 21-year-old said after being voted to the top prize ahead of world number one Caroline Wozniacki.

"It is an incredible honour to win the Player of the Year award and join the ranks of some of the best players that have ever played the sport, especially Martina Navratilova.

"I will always cherish the 2011 season and look forward to building on it."

Kvitova also bagged the Most Improved Player award and the fair play prize, while fans voted her the Breakthrough Player of the Year.

Kveta Peschke completed a good day for the Czech Republic when she and Slovenian partner Katarina Srebotnik earned their first award for Doubles Team of the Year.

Sabine Lisicki of Germany scooped the Comeback Player of the Year honour.

The 22-year-old was out of action for five months last year with a horrific ankle injury and by March this year, she had toppled out of the top 200.

However, by the end of the season, she had clawed back into the top 15 thanks to triumphs in Birmingham and Dallas and by charging into the semi-finals at Wimbledon despite entering the tournament with a wildcard.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Paris Masters

2011 Paris Masters
Palais Omnisport de-Pari
s Bercy, Paris

Roger Federer def Joe-Wilfred Tsonga
6-1, 7-6 (7-3)

Abu Dhabi GP

2011 Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi

Pole Position : Sebastian Vettel

1. Lewis Hamilton - McLaren Mercedes

2. Fernando Alonso - Ferrari

3. Jenson Button - McLaren Mercedes

Monday, November 7, 2011

Valencia GP

Gran Primeo Generali de la Comunitat Valenciana
Circuit Ricardo Tormo, Cheste, Valencia

1. Casey Stoner - Repsol Honda Team

2. Ben Spies - Yamaha Factory Racing

3. Andrea Dovizioso - Repsol Honda Team

Fed Cup 2011

2011 Fed Cup by BNP Paribas
Moscow, Russia

Kveta Peschke/Lucie Hradecka (CZE) def Maria Kirilenko/ Elena Vesnina (RUS)
6-4, 6-2

Anastasia Pacluchenkova (RUS) def. Lucie Safarova (CZE)
6-2, 6-4

Petra Kvitova (RUS) def Svetlana Kutnetsova (CZE)
4-6, 6-2, 6-3

Svetlana Kutnetsova (RUS) def Lucie Safarova (CZE)
6-2, 6-3

Petra Kvitova (CZE) def Maria Kirilenko (RUS)
6-2, 6-2

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

2011 FIFA Ballon d"Or

Shortlist for 2011 FIFA Ballon d'Or

Eric Abidal (France), Sergio Aguero (Argentina), Karim Benzema (France), Iker Casillas (Spain), Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal), Dani Alves (Brazil), Samuel Eto'o (Cameroon), Cesc Fabregas (Spain), Diego Forlan (Uruguay), Andres Iniesta (Spain), Lionel Messi (Argentina), Thomas Mueller (Germany),Nani (Portugal), Neymar (Brazil), Mesut Ozil (Germany), Gerard Piqué (Spain), Wayne Rooney (England), Bastian Schweinsteiger (Germany), Wesley Sneijder (Netherlands), Luis Suárez (Uruguay), David Villa (Spain), Xabi Alonso (Spain), Xavi (Spain).

Shortlist for 2011 FIFA World Coach of the Year

Vicente Del Bosque (Spain/Spain national team), Alex Ferguson (Scotland/Manchester United FC), Rudi Garcia (France/Lille OSC), Pep Guardiola (Spain/FC Barcelona), Juergen Klopp (Germany/Borussia Dortmund), Joachim Loew (Germany/Germany national team), Jose Mourinho (Portugal/Real Madrid C.F.), Oscar Tabarez (Uruguay/Uruguay national team), Andre Villas-Boas (Portugal/FC Porto, Chelsea FC), Arsene Wenger (France/Arsenal FC).

Monday, October 31, 2011

WTA Championship

2011 WTA Tour Championship Final
Sinan Erdem Dome, Istanbul

Petra Kvotova (CZE) def Victoria Azarenka (BLR)
7-5, 4-6, 6-3

WTA Season-End Ranking

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Indian Grand Prix

Airtel Grand Prix of India
Buddh International Circuit, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India

Pole Position: Sebastian Vettel

1. Sebastian Vettel - RBR Racing

2. Jenson Button - McLaren Mercedes

3. Fernando Alonso - Ferrari

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Malaysian Grand Prix

Shell Advanced Malaysian Grand Prix

Sepang International Circuit, Sepang

Marco Simoncelli has died from the injuries he sustained in a crash on the second lap of the Malaysian Grand Prix. He was 24.

Simoncelli was fighting for fourth with Alvaro Bautista when he lost the front of his bike and slid across the circuit, into the path of Colin Edwards and Valentino Rossi, both of whom appeared to hit the Honda.

Simoncelli lay stricken on the track after the crash, his helmet having come off during the incident.

He was taken by ambulance to the circuit's medical centre, but at 4.56pm local time it was announced he had succumbed to his injuries.

The death was the first fatality in MotoGP since Daijiro Katoh, also a Gresini rider, passed away as a result of injuries sustained in the 2003 Japanese Grand Prix. The last fatal accident in the world championship series came when Moto2 rider Showa Tomizawa was killed at Misano last September.

Simoncelli had established himself as one of the most exciting new stars in MotoGP this season, his second year at the top level with the Gresini Honda team.

A former European 125cc champion, Simoncelli was a race winner and frontrunner during three years in world championship 125cc racing before coming to the 250cc series in 2006.

He spent four seasons with the Gilera team, with the breakthrough coming in 2008 when he not only became a winner for the first time, but charged to the title, beating Alvaro Bautista.

Simoncelli stayed on in 250cc to defend his title in 2009, although he narrowly lost the crown to future Gresini MotoGP team-mate Hiroshi Aoyama after an early-season injury left him playing catch-up.

He secured a MotoGP seat with Gresini for 2010 and became ever more competitive as his rookie season went on.

That earned him a factory specification Honda this season, and he took full advantage to get among the frontrunners from the outset.

Pole positions at Catalunya and Assen came amid a run of six straight front row starts, although incidents in races meant he could not deliver the results his speed promised - and led to rows with other riders.

But Simoncelli calmed his style as the season progressed, finally taking his maiden MotoGP podium at Brno, and achieving a career-best second in Australia just a week ago. He had also secured works Honda equipment again with Gresini next season, ensuring he would have started 2012 as a potential MotoGP winner.

Rugby World Cup

World Cup 2011 Finale
Eden Park, Auckland

France vs New Zealand
7 - 8

Monday, October 17, 2011

Australian HP

Iveco Australian GP
Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, Phillip Island, Victoria Australia

1. Casey Stoner - Repsol Honda Team

2. Marco Simoncelli - San Carlo Honda Gresini

3. Andrea Dovizioso - Repsol Honda Team

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Shanghai Masters

Shanghai Rolex Masters
Qizhong Forest Sports City Arena, Shanghai

Andy Murray def David Ferrer
7-5, 6-4

Korean GP

2011 Formula 1 Korean Grand Prix
Korean International Circuit, Yeongam, South Jeolla, South Korea
Pole Position: Lewis Hamilton

1. Sebastian Vettel - RBR Renault

2. Lewis Hamilton - McLaren Mercedes

3. Mark Webber - RBR Renault

Monday, October 10, 2011

WTA Beijing

Olympic Green Tennis Center, Beijing

Agnieska Radwanska (POL) def Andrea Petkovic (GER)
7 - 5, 0 - 6, 6 - 4

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Japanese GP

2011 Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix
Suzuka International Racing Circuit, Suzuka City, Japan
(Pole Position: Sebastian Vettel)

1. Jenson Button - McLaren Mercedes

2. Sebastian Vettel - RBR Renault

3. Fernando Alonso - Ferrari

Monday, October 3, 2011

Japan GP

2011 Japanese Motorcycle Grand Prix
Twin Ring Motegi, Motegi, Japan

1. Danny Pedrosa - Repsol Honda Team

2. jorge Lorenzo - Yamaha Factory

3. Casey Stoner - Repsol Honda Team

Saturday, October 1, 2011

WTA Tokyo

Toray Pan Pacific Tennis Tournament
Ariake Coliseum, Ariake, Koto, Tokyo

Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) def Vera Zvonareva (RUS)
6 - 3, 6 - 2

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Singapore GP

2011 Formula 1 Singtel Singapore Grand Prix
Marina Bay Street Circuit, Singapore
(Pole Position: Sebastian Vettel)

1. Sebastian Vettel - RBR Renault

2. Jenson Button - McLaren Mercedes

3. Mark Webber - RBR Renault

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Aragon GP

Gran Premio de Aragon
Motorland Aragon, Alcaniz,Spain

1. Casey Stoner - Repsol Honda Team

2. Dani Pedrosa - Repsol Honda Team

3. Jorge Lorenzo - Yamaha Factory

Monday, September 12, 2011

US Open

US Open Championship
USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center,
Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, Queens, New York City

Men's Single

(1) Novak Djokovic (SRB) def (2) Rafael Nadal (ESP)
6 - 2, 6 - 4, 6 - 7, 6 - 1

Women's Single

(9) Samantha Stosur (AUS) def (28) Serena William (USA)
6 - 2, 6 - 3

Womes's Double

(4) Liezel Huber (USA)/ Lisa Raymond (USA) def
(3) Vania King (USA)/ Yaroslava Shvedova (KAZ)

4 - 6, 7 - 6(5), 7 - 6(3)

Men's Double

(8) Jurgen Melzer (AUT)/ Philipp Petzschner (GER) def
(6) Marius Fyrstenberg (POL)/ Marcin Matkowski (POL)
6 - 2, 6 - 2

Mixed Doubles

Melanie Oudin (USA)/ Jack Sock (USA) def
(8) Gisela Dulko (ARG)/Eduardo Schwank (ARG)
7 - 6, 4 - 6, 1- 0 (10 - 8)

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Italian GP

Formula 1 Gran Premio Santander d"Italia 2011
Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza, Italia
(Pole Position: Sebastian Vettel)

1. Sebastian Vettel - RBR Renault

2. Jenson Button - McLaren Mercedes

3. Fernando Alonso - Ferrari

Sunday, September 4, 2011

San Marino GP

GP Aperol di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini
Misano World Circuit, Misano, San Marino

1. Jorge Lorenzo - Yamaha Factory

2. Danny Pedrosa - Repsol Honda Team

3. Casey Stoner - Repsol Honda Team

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Indianapolis GP

Red Bull Indianapolis GP
Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Speedway, Indiana. USA

1. Casey Stoner - Repsol Honda Team

2. Dani Pedrosa - Repsol Honda Team

3. Ben Spies - Yamaha factory Racing