Tuesday, July 24, 2012

German GP

Formula 1 Grosser Preis Santander Von Deutschland
Hockenheimring, Hockenhim, German
Pole Position: Fernando Alonso

1. Fernando Alonso - Ferrari

2. Jenson Button - McLaren Mercedes

3. Kimi Raikkonen - Lotus Renault

Sunday, July 22, 2012

British Open

The Open Championship
Toyal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club, Lancashire, England

Day 4

- 7 Ernie Els (RSA) 67 70 68 68

-6 Adam Scott (AUT) 64 67 68 75

-5 Tiger Woods (USA) 67 67 70 73
-5 Brandt Snedeker (USA) 66 64 73 74

- 11
Adam Scott (AUT) 64 67 68

Graeme McDowell (ENG) 67 69 67
Brandt Snedeker (USA) 67 69 67

Tiger Woods (USA) 67 67 70

Day 2

Brandt Snedeker (USA) 66 64

Thorbjorn Olesen  (NOR) 69 66

Jason Dufner (USA) 70 66

Day 1

Adam Scott (AUT) 64

Zach Johnson (USA) 65
Paul Lawrie (SCO) 65
Nicolas Colsaerts (BRL) 65
Brandt Snedeker (USA) 66

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

The amazing Roger Federer

* Born August 8, 1981 in Basel, Switzerland.
* Bursts on to the scene in 2001 when he ends Pete Sampras's 31-match winning streak at Wimbledon in the fourth round before losing in the quarter-finals.
Wimbledon, 2003-2007, 2009, 2012; US Open 2004-2008; Australian Open 2004, 2006, 2007, 2010; French Open 2009.
* In 2003, becomes the first Swiss man to win a Grand Slam after beating Mark Philippoussis in the Wimbledon final.
* Is the only man to win five consecutive titles at two different Grand Slams - Wimbledon and US Open.
* Is the first man to win Wimbledon-US Open double four years in a row.
* Is the only man in the professional era to win three consecutive majors twice in his career when he captured the 2007 Australian Open title.
* Equalled Bjorn Borg's record of five consecutive Wimbledon titles in 2007.
* His run of reaching 10 consecutive Grand Slam finals is snapped by Novak Djokovic in the 2008 Australian Open semi-finals.
* The 2008 five-set epic at Wimbledon is regarded by many as the best ever tennis match. He lost the match to Rafael Nadal.
* His 2009 French Open crown made him the sixth man – after Fred Perry, Don Budge, Rod Laver, Roy Emerson and Andre Agassi - to have won all four Grand Slam titles during his career. Nadal has since become the seventh to achieve the feat.
* Breaks American Pete Sampras's record of 14 Grand Slam titles with his 15th win in the 2009 Wimbledon final to reclaim the world number one spot from Nadal.
* In 2009, becomes the first man to reach seven successive Wimbledon finals since the abolition of the Challenge Round in 1922. Reaches a record-equalling eighth Wimbledon final in 2012, extending his overall major final appearance record to 24.
* His record run of reaching 23 consecutive Grand Slam semi-finals is snapped by Robin Soderling in the last eight of the 2010 French Open. That record is widely considered as one of the most astonishing in sport as it means Federer finished in the top four at a major for almost six successive years. His streak is more than double the previous record held by Ivan Lendl, who reached 10 consecutive major semis.
* Becomes the 23rd man to top the ATP rankings in 2004, and keeps the ranking for a record 237 consecutive weeks. By winning his seventh Wimbledon title, he also matches Sampras's record of spending 286 weeks as world number one.
* Holds a record run of 24 consecutive final victories, which was snapped when he lost 2005 Masters Cup final to David Nalbandian. Finished the season with an 81-4 win-loss record.
* In 2006 he reached all four Grand Slam finals, winning in Australia, Wimbledon and the US among a haul of 12 titles and a 92-5 win-loss record.
* Has a professional era record of 65 consecutive wins on grass, which was ended by Nadal in the 2008 Wimbledon final.
* Won an Olympic men's doubles gold medal with Stanislas Wawrinka at the 2008 Beijing Games.
* Suffered from a bout of glandular fever at the start of the 2008 season which affected his form.
* Married long-time girlfriend Mirka Vavrinec in April 2009 and celebrated the arrival of twin daughters three months later.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Wimbledon 2011

Wimbledon Championship
All England Club, Wimbledon

Gentlemen's Single

(3) Roger Federer (SUI) def (4) Andy Murray (GBR)
4 - 6, 7 - 5, 6 - 3, 6 - 4

Ladies' Single 

(6) Serena William (USA) def (3) Agnieska Radwanska (POL)
6 - 1, 5 - 7, 6 - 2

Gentlemens' Double

Jonathan Marray (GBR)/ Frederik Nielsen (DEN)
def  (5) Robert Lindstedt (SWE) / Horia Tecau (ROM)
4 - 6, 6 - 4, 7 - 6(5), 6(5) - 7, 6 - 3

Ladies' Double
The Williams (USA) def (6) Andrea Hlavackova (CZE)/ Lucie Hradecka (CZE)
7 - 4, 6 - 4

Mixed Doubles

(2) Mike Bryan (USA)/ Lisa Raymond (USA) def
(4) Leander Paes (IND)/ Elena Vesnina (RUS)
6 - 3, 5 - 7, 6 - 4

Sunday, July 8, 2012

German GP

eni Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland
Sachsenring, Saxony, Germany

1. Danny Pedrosa - Repsol Honda Team

2. Jorge Lorenzo - Yamaha Factory Racing

3. Andrea Dovizioso - Monster Yamaha Tech3

British GP

2012 Formula 1 Santander British Grand Prix
Circuit of Silverstone, Silverstone
Pole Position : Fernando Alonso

1. Mark Webber - RBR Racing

2. Fernando Alonso - Ferrari

3. Sebastian Vettel - RBR Racing

Monday, July 2, 2012

EURO 2012 Final

* Spain are the first team to win back to back European Championships with a World Cup triumph in between. It is their third European title, equalling Germany's record.
* The four-goal winning margin was the biggest in a European Championship or World Cup final.
* Vicente Del Bosque is only the second coach to win a European Championship and a World Cup, joining Helmut Schoen, who led West Germany to victory at the 1972 European Championship and the World Cup two years later.
* Sunday's victory was Spain's first outright win over Italy in eight major tournament matches (they won a penalty shootout after a 0-0 draw in Euro 2008 quarter-finals)
* Spain striker Fernando Torres is the first player to score in two European Championship finals and wins the Euro 2012 golden boot for top scorer, by virtue of also having an assist and having played fewer minutes than Germany's Mario Gomez who also had three goals.
* Spain are unbeaten in their last 12 European Championship finals matches and have not conceded a goal in their last five, both competition records. They have kept clean sheets in their last 10 knockout games at the European and World Cup finals.
* Their last defeat in European Championship play was a 2-0 loss to Sweden in qualifying in 2006 - a 29-game undefeated run.
* The last time Spain lost after taking a 1-0 lead was a 3-2 defeat at Northern Ireland in September 2006.
* It is only the third time a team has scored twice before halftime in a Euros final. Italy beat Yugoslavia 2-0 in 1968 and Czechoslovakia beat West Germany on penalties in 1976 after leading 2-1 at the break.
* Spain goalkeeper Iker Casillas is only the second player along with Franz Beckenbauer (1972-1976) to captain their country in three European Championship/World Cup finals.
* Casillas is also the first player to reach 100 international wins and has a record 79 clean sheets in his 136 appearances.
* Spain midfielder David Silva was directly involved in five goals at Euro 2012 (2 goals, 3 assists), more than any other player.
* Goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon passed Dino Zoff's record for the most appearances at the European/World Cup finals with his 25th game. Only Paolo Maldini (36) and Fabio Cannavaro (26) have played more times for Italy.