Ultima semifinala de turneu de Mare Slem jucata de o romanca a avut-o ca si protagonista pe Irina Sparlea la US Open in 98. In era open au mai jucat semifinale Virginia Ruzici si Florenta Mihai (ambele la Roland Garros). Singura care a castigat un Mare Slem e Virginia Ruzici. Finala a jucat si Florenta Mihai
Iar la barbati Andrei Pavel care a fost 15 in lume si a castigat un Master Series (Montreal) si a mai facut 2 finale (batut de fiecare data de Tim Henman) nu a urcat vreodata mai sus de optimi la Mare Slem. Singurii romani cu sferturi de Mare Slem la activ dupa epoca Nastase (Ilie nu Adrian) sunt Voinea (batut de Chang categoric la Paris in 1995) si Hanescu (batut de Federer in 2005)
Spanish radio station Cadena Ser is reporting Kaka has signed for Real Madrid in a €65million (£56million) deal, although his spokesman has countered that while an approach has been made no agreement has yet been struck.
Kaka’s father and agent, Bosco Leite, reportedly revealed that a deal was agreed following talks between newly-installed Real president Florentino Perez and AC Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani and Leite.
However, Kaka’s spokesman Diogo Kotscho said: „Kaka will listen to Real and decide whether or not to make the transfer.
„What I can say for certain is that the Spaniards and Milan have not reached any agreement.”
@GA: maestre, am auzit (de doua ori ieri) ca un doctor (ca sa se afle in treaba, probabil) a emis ipoteza ca pasiunea lui Lamar Odom pentru dulciuri e si motivul oscilatiilor de randament ale „favoritului” tau. E ceva adevar? Nu urmaresc Lakers suficient ca sa pot judeca daca poate exista macar un sambure de adevar…
1. La 15.00, ora noastra, intra cu bagajele pe teren, meciul poate incepe in minim 20 de minute.
2. Feeling-ul meu e ca o sa transmita, mai degraba, Kuznetsova cu Serena, care se joaca de la aceeasi ora.
Misto ar fi o semifinala Sorana – Serena… 🙂
si 3. Soderling a jucat cu cel putin o clasa peste ceilalti pana acum. GA, ce zici ? 🙂
By Adrian Wojnarowski, Yahoo! Sports Jun 1, 3:20 pm EDT
I’m a winner, King James proclaimed. So, there you go. That’s his reason for rushing out of the conference finals without so much as a nod to Dwight Howard(notes) and the Orlando Magic. That’s his reason for marching to the bus and letting the Cleveland Cavaliers’ spare parts take care of his responsibilities in the interview room.
Funny, but James stayed on the court to make sure the Detroit Pistons and Atlanta Hawks paid respect to him. As it turns out, there’s one thing allowed to happen at the end of a playoff series: Everyone bows down and kisses the King’s ring. Only, LeBron doesn’t have a ring. He’s never won a game in the NBA Finals.
So, yes, maybe they just have to kiss his feet.
“It’s not being a poor sport or anything like that,” James said.
No, nothing like that. Yes, James cares so much that it isn’t possible to be gracious and humbled.
You know me, he told the reporters in Cleveland on Sunday. I’m a competitor. “If somebody beats you up, you’re not going to congratulate them,” James said. “It doesn’t make sense for me to go over and shake somebody’s hand.”
Here’s the question: Who has the guts to tell him that he sounds like an immature, self-absorbed brat?
Here’s the problem for the Cavaliers and James: No one.
It won’t be Cleveland Cavaliers ownership, front office and coaches. It won’t be the NBA. It won’t be Nike. And it sure won’t be those childhood sycophants who surround James and tell everyone what a brilliant businessman LeBron is because they can answer the phone when corporations call for a famous pitchman.
LeBron doesn’t want to win more than Michael Jordan did, but Jordan could stop and shake a winner’s hand. Magic Johnson and Larry Bird could, too. Julius Erving did. Kobe Bryant(notes). Isiah Thomas led a walkout after losing to the Chicago Bulls after winning two NBA titles, but Joe Dumars never followed him. He stayed and shook Jordan’s hand, the way Jordan had always shook his when the Pistons had beaten him.
“M.J. had stopped, shook my hand and hugged me three straight years that we had beaten them in the playoffs,” Dumars once told me. “There was no way I was walking off the court without shaking the Bulls’ hands.”
Within the Cavs, someone needed to tell James that he embarrassed himself and the franchise, but that won’t happen. They’re too scared of him. Most league executives with knowledge of Cleveland’s operation believe it’s far more of an ownership issue, than basketball operations.
If general manager Danny Ferry and coach Mike Brown privately disdain the ridiculous posing for pictures that James started with his teammates on a 13-game winning streak, the owner is believed to see the foolishness as a marketing dream.
Someone should’ve told James that the pregame Polaroid act was belittling and beneath a championship contender, but it never happened.
All season, the Cavaliers acted too entitled, too arrogant for a team that’s won nothing. They ran out demanding that Mo Williams(notes) be made an All-Star, when the truth bore itself out in the playoffs: Cleveland has one All-Star. Nevertheless, Williams still embarrassed the Cavs with foolish proclamations and guarantees his middling talent couldn’t deliver.
“If you believe in karma with that nonsense,” one Western Conference executive said, “then Cleveland got what was coming to them.”
The Cavaliers are terrified of James. When you’re around them, it’s sometimes embarrassing to watch the way they tip-toe and grovel with him. In their defense, that’s how James wants it. As a childhood prodigy, that’s all LeBron’s ever known. The Cavs are at his mercy until he becomes a free agent in July of 2010, and that isn’t going to change. There’s no chance that he signs an extension this summer, because that would be the end of the drama, the intrigue and LeBron James(notes) isn’t letting that go away.
Now, Ferry goes back to the phones and starts work on surrounding James with championship talent. Cleveland is sure to revisit the Shaquille O’Neal(notes) talks with the Phoenix Suns, and James and his associates will send out word that, hey, we’ll go to New York unless the Cavs deliver him his title. Well, they’ve reached the NBA Finals and had the best record in the NBA within the past three seasons, so they must have surrounded James with something that works there.
Nevertheless, James distanced himself in losing again, after a season in which he sold himself as all for one, and one for all. James had been an MVP until the very final moments of the basketball season, and then, he embarrassed himself and acted like a petulant kid. In a world where everyone in his life is too fearful or too dependent, LeBron James goes into the summer believing his own nonsense that he walked out of this season a winner.
Ma uit in paralel la meciul 3 al finalei NHL si la documentarul lui Spike Lee despre Kobe.
E foarte bun. E de fapt meciul de la Staples Center din 13 Aprilie 2008 contra San Antonio, focalizat pe Kobe (30 de camere au fost folosite) si comentat de Kobe move by move.
Inveti foarte multe din asemenea vizionare. Really.
Si ce e si mai interesant besides Kobe’s comments e faptul ca Spike nu intervine deloc si ca a folosit microfoane foarte puternice si auzi absolut tot ce spune Kobe in timpul meciului. You should see this documentary.
I have seen it. There is no one that should still doubt his basketball IQ, his dedication to the game and his willingness to share what he sees with his teammates. One day he’ll make a brilliant coach, if he so chooses.
I own a Corvette made by Chevrolet (the yellow thing 🙂 ) It is ABSOLUTELY the best sports car for the money, am American tradition, an icon along the likes of IBM and apple pie. And this comes from a guy that had Lamborghini, Ferrari and the likes; NOTHING compares to Corvette as far as price/quality is concerned.
@Jose: dupa cate vad io de la distanta, chiar daca inving si raman in B e doar o prelungire a unei situatii care pare fara iesire. Off, off. ce pacat de numele „U”. Imi amintesc de marile meciuri de baschet din anii 90, apoi de voleiul cu Ardaf, de echipa de fotbal cu Bratianu II, Coroian, Mintenuan, Cioloboc, Maier, Pojar si multii altii, regretatul Anca antrenor..asta doar mai recent. Tim Campeanu, Musznaj, Ciocan, Dobrota,
arh.Gheorghe Petrescu Says:
August 22nd, 2008 at 7:46 am
Ai dreptate scribule, (d-le ziarist), dar ce facem cu numarul de….sportivi peste 100, de origina ROMANA, ce au participat la aceasta Olimpiada? Numai 8 (OPT), MEDALII ? Foarte putin. Desteapta-TE ROMANE?
Sfaturi pentru fiecare dar,din pacate raman neatinse
si nu luam in considerare ca
un lucru bun pentru sanatata
noastra,face mult cand, executam sfatul unui medic.
Nu trebuie sa ai o diploma in domeniu ca sa precizezi destul de bine un subiect. Sant multi oameni care citesc
mult si fac fata cu brio chiar intr-un domeniu ce nu
le apartine.Daca pastorii de
origina Romana din Romania si
SUA,ar studia cum studiaza,
Edmond Constantinescu,am avea
un level spiritual ridicat in
prezentarea mesajelor de la amvoanele noastre crestine.
Emisiunea ne-a atras un semnal de alarma,asa ca, sa luam aminte si sa reflectam
mai mult la sanatatea noastra
Washington, DC., USA..
Maine seara sunt acolo, trup si suflet, impreuna cu ceilati ultrasi purple & gold din familie! Let’s go Lakers!!! Cica revine Jameer Nelson, Orlando avand acum trupa completa. N-am niciun fel de emotie in seria asta.
De cateva luni mi-am facut cont pe Hi5 (nu ca asta ar fi vreun motiv de lauda). Am primit o avalansa de cereri de prietenie si le-am acceptat de-a valma. Pe Hi5 exista o functie prin care vezi toate comentariile pe care alte persoane le fac la pozele altora postate pe site. Ei bine, una din contactele mele, care habar nu am cum a ajuns la mine in cont comenta pozele lui… Nicu Gheara
So close to the stars 🙂
Acum imi explic mai bine de ce se roaga cei de la Lkers dupa meci.
Nu stiam ca parintii lui Phil au fost ministers in Assemblies of God. Aceasta denominatie neo-protestanta e una dintre cele mai austere.
Am fost in 95 la un meci la Campia Turzii ISCT-CFR. Stadionul lor era un fel de tapsan cu o tribuna pe schelet metalic cu 4 randuri si pe cealalta parte doar un gard despartitor. Atunci am mers impreuna cu galeria… Universitatii sa sustinem pe CFR (in Cluj nu exista inca stupida rivalitate U/CFR). A batut ISCT cu 2-0 dar, din punctul meu de vedere, a castigat tot Sticla, am ajuns acasa rupt 🙂
Eu am vorbit cu multi americani din working class pe unde am fost. Tough but very good people. Salt of the earth kind of men. No bullshit, no-nonsense people. Decent, hard-working and family oriented people. Mult bun simt. Serio.