Saturday, February 6, 2010

Paul Pierce Basketball Player NBA Champion





Paul Pierce Basketball Player NBA Champion
Paul Anthony Pierce (born October 13, 1977 in Oakland, California), nicknamed The Truth, is an American professional basketball player for the Boston Celtics of the NBA. He earned First Team All-America honors in his junior year at Kansas, and has been a starter every season since being selected by the Celtics with the 10th overall pick in the 1998 NBA Draft. He is an eight-time All-Star, four-time All-NBA team selection and also led Boston to an appearance in the Eastern Conference Finals in 2002 and the 2008 championship. He was named the 2008 NBA Finals MVP in his first trip to the NBA Finals.
Boston Celtics – No. 34 Small forward/Shooting guard Born October 13, 1977 (1977-10-13) (age 32) Oakland, California Nationality USA Listed height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) Listed weight 235 lb (107 kg) League NBA Salary $19,795,712 High school Inglewood HS (Inglewood, California) College Kansas Draft 10th overall, 1998 Boston Celtics Pro career 1998–present Awards NBA Champion (2008) NBA Finals MVP (2008) 8× NBA All-Star (2002-2006, 2008-2010) All-NBA Second Team (2009) 3x All-NBA Third Team (2002, 2003, 2008) NBA All-Rookie First Team (1999) Profile Info Page

Andy Murray Professional Tennis Player





Andy Murray Professional Tennis Player
Andrew "Andy" Murray (born 15 May 1987) is a Scottish professional tennis player and current British number 1. He is ranked World No. 3, having previously held the No. 2 ranking position for two weeks from 17 August 2009 to 31 August 2009, making him the highest-ranked British male player since Fred Perry. Murray achieved a top 10 ranking by the Association of Tennis Professionals for the first time on 16 April 2007. He has reached two Grand Slam finals, finishing runner-up to Roger Federer both times at the 2008 US Open and the 2010 Australian Open. Murray is most proficient on a fast surface (such as hard courts), although he has worked hard since 2008 on improving his clay court game. Murray works with a team of fitness experts, along with Miles Maclagan who is his main coach.
Country United Kingdom Great Britain Residence London, United Kingdom Date of birth 15 May 1987 (1987-05-15) (age 22) Place of birth Glasgow, United Kingdom Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) Turned pro 2005 Plays Right-handed, two-handed backhand Career prize money US$10,888,593 Singles Career record 225–77 (74.50%) Career titles 14 Highest ranking No. 2 (17 August 2009) Current ranking No. 3 (1 February 2010) Grand Slam results Australian Open F (2010) French Open QF (2009) Wimbledon SF (2009) US Open F (2008) Major tournaments Tour Finals SF (2008) Olympic Games 1R (2008) Doubles Career record 23–38 Career titles 0 Highest ranking No. 89 (2 April 2007) Australian Open 1R (2006) French Open 2R (2006) Wimbledon 1R (2005) US Open 2R (2008)

Michael Schumacher Formula One World Drivers





Michael Schumacher Formula One World Drivers
Michael Schumacher (German pronunciation: ( listen)) (born 3 January 1969, in Hürth-Hermülheim, West Germany) is a German Formula One driver and seven-time Formula One world drivers' champion. After a career spanning 1991–2006 with Jordan, Benetton and Ferrari, he announced a comeback for 2010 with Mercedes GP. According to the official Formula One website, he is "statistically the greatest driver the sport has ever seen".He is the only German to win the Formula One World championship, and is credited with popularizing Formula One in Germany.[4] In a 2006 FIA survey, Michael Schumacher was voted the most popular driver of the season among Formula One fans.

After winning two championships with Benetton, Michael Schumacher moved to Scuderia Ferrari in 1996 and won five consecutive drivers' titles with them from 2000–2004. Schumacher holds many records in Formula One, including most drivers' championships, race victories, fastest laps, pole positions, points scored and most races won in a single season. Schumacher is the only Formula One driver to have an entire season of podium finishes, a feat he accomplished in 2002. His driving sometimes created controversy: he was twice involved in collisions that determined the outcome of the world championship, most notably his disqualification from the 1997 championship for causing a collision with Jacques Villeneuve. After the 2006 Formula One season Schumacher retired from race driving, and became an advisor for Ferrari.

Schumacher planned to return to F1 racing for the 2009 European Grand Prix as a replacement for injured Ferrari driver Felipe Massa. However, it then became apparent that he was not fit enough to race due to a neck injury he sustained during a German Superbike test earlier in the year. On 23 December 2009 Mercedes confirmed that Schumacher had signed a contract to drive alongside Nico Rosberg in 2010.
Michael Schumacher (German pronunciation: ( listen)) (born 3 January 1969, in Hürth-Hermülheim, West Germany) is a German Formula One driver and seven-time Formula One world drivers' champion. After a career spanning 1991–2006 with Jordan, Benetton and Ferrari, he announced a comeback for 2010 with Mercedes GP. According to the official Formula One website, he is "statistically the greatest driver the sport has ever seen".He is the only German to win the Formula One World championship, and is credited with popularizing Formula One in Germany.[4] In a 2006 FIA survey, Michael Schumacher was voted the most popular driver of the season among Formula One fans.

After winning two championships with Benetton, Michael Schumacher moved to Scuderia Ferrari in 1996 and won five consecutive drivers' titles with them from 2000–2004. Schumacher holds many records in Formula One, including most drivers' championships, race victories, fastest laps, pole positions, points scored and most races won in a single season. Schumacher is the only Formula One driver to have an entire season of podium finishes, a feat he accomplished in 2002. His driving sometimes created controversy: he was twice involved in collisions that determined the outcome of the world championship, most notably his disqualification from the 1997 championship for causing a collision with Jacques Villeneuve. After the 2006 Formula One season Schumacher retired from race driving, and became an advisor for Ferrari.

Schumacher planned to return to F1 racing for the 2009 European Grand Prix as a replacement for injured Ferrari driver Felipe Massa. However, it then became apparent that he was not fit enough to race due to a neck injury he sustained during a German Superbike test earlier in the year. On 23 December 2009 Mercedes confirmed that Schumacher had signed a contract to drive alongside Nico Rosberg in 2010.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Philippe Mexès Best Footballer Plays






Philippe Mexès Best Footballer Plays
Philippe Mexès (French pronunciation: (born March 30, 1982 in Toulouse, France) is a French professional footballer who plays as a centre back for Italian Serie A club Roma. He began his career with local club Toulouse, with his older sister regularly taking him to the training sessions. However, he left for Auxerre's youth team when he was sixteen years old. He spent 5 seasons at Auxerre since promoted to first team. Mexès was signed by A.S. Roma in June 2004. Roma was later found guilty of misconduct as AJ Auxerre did not agree to the transfer; it was solely the decision of the player. Mexès was suspended, but later the ban was temporarily lifted. Mexès played his first Serie A match on 12 September 2004 against ACF Fiorentina. In February 2005 the appeal on the 6 week ban was rejected and Mexès was out of the squad until April. The saga settled by Mexès or AS Roma had to pay Auxerre €7million.
Personal information Full name Philippe Mexès Date of birth March 30, 1982 (1982-03-30) (age 27) Place of birth Toulouse, France Height 1.87 m (6 ft 1+1⁄2 in) Playing position Centre back Club information Current club Roma Number 5 Youth career Toulouse Auxerre Senior career* Years Team Apps† (Gls)† 1999–2004 Auxerre 133 (7) 2004– Roma 131 (10) National team‡ 2002– France 13 (0)

Luis Nani Footballer Plays Pictures





Luis Nani Footballer Plays Pictures
Luís Carlos Almeida da Cunha (born 17 November 1986), commonly known as Nani, is a Portuguese footballer who plays as a winger for English side Manchester United and the Portugal national team. Nani began his career with Sporting CP, joining the youth team in 2003 before making his first-team debut in 2005. During his two-year tenure in Portugal, Nani won only one trophy: the Portuguese Cup in the 2006–07 season. Before the 2007–08 season, Nani's performances attracted the attention of Manchester United, who eventually secured his services in July 2007. He gained first-team status almost immediately and has since won the Premier League twice, the 2007–08 UEFA Champions League and the 2008–09 Football League Cup. Nani made his Portugal debut in 2006, scoring his first goal in the process, and has since established himself as a key member for them. He heavily featured during Euro 2008 and throughout the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification process.
Personal information Full name Luís Carlos Almeida da Cunha Date of birth 17 November 1986 (1986-11-17) (age 23) Place of birth Praia, Cape Verde Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) Playing position Winger Club information Current club Manchester United Number 17 Youth career 2000–2003 Real de Massamá 2003–2005 Sporting CP Senior career* Years Team Apps† (Gls)† 2005–2007 Sporting CP 58 (9) 2007– Manchester United 50 (5) National team‡ 2006– Portugal U21 10 (1) 2006– Portugal 33 (6)

Wayne Rooney Footballer Player





Wayne Rooney Footballer Player
Wayne Mark Rooney (born 24 October 1985) is an English footballer who currently plays as a striker for English Premier League club Manchester United and the England national team. Rooney began his career with Everton, joining their youth team at age ten and rising through the ranks. He made his professional debut in 2002 and his first goal made him the youngest goalscorer in Premier League history at the time. He quickly became part of Everton's first team, spending two seasons at the Merseyside club. Before the start of the 2004–05 season he moved to Manchester United for £25.6 million and became a key member of the first team. Since then, he has won the Premier League three times, the 2007–08 UEFA Champions League and also the League Cup.

Rooney made his England debut in 2003 and at Euro 2004 he briefly became the competition's youngest goalscorer. He is frequently selected for the England squad and also featured in the 2006 World Cup. Rooney's start to the new campaign got off to great scoring ways, he scored in the 90th minute of the 2009 Community Shield, however United lost the game to Chelsea on penalties. He then scored the only goal of the opening game of the 2009-10 season against Birmingham City, thus taking his overall United tally to 99. He failed to score in the next game, a historic 1-0 defeat to the hands of newly-promoted Burnley at Turf Moor. On 22 August 2009, he became the 20th Manchester United player to have scored over 100 goals for the club, finding the net twice in a 5-0 away win at Wigan Athletic, the game which saw Michael Owen notch his first goal for United.

On 29 August 2009, United played Arsenal at Old Trafford. Rooney scored the equaliser from the penalty spot after Andrei Arshavin had put the Gunners ahead. The game finished 2-1 to Manchester United after Abou Diaby scored an own goal. Five days later Rooney commented on his penalty against Arsenal: "Everyone who watches me play knows I am an honest player, I play the game as honestly as I can. If the referee gives a penalty there is nothing you can do." On 28 November 2009, Rooney scored his first hat-trick for three years in a 4-1 away victory against Portsmouth, with two of them being penalties. On 27 December 2009, he was awarded Man of the Match against Hull. He was involved in all the goals scored in the game, hitting the opener and then giving away the ball for Hull's equalizing penalty. He then forced Andy Dawson into conceding an own goal and then set up Dimitar Berbatov for United's third goal which gave them a 3-1 victory. On 30 January 2009, three days on from their victory over Hull, he grabbed another goal in United's 5-0 thrashing of Wigan in their final game of the century. On 23 January 2010, Rooney scored all four goals in Manchester United's 4–0 win over Hull City; three of the goals came in the last 10 minutes of the match. This was the first time in his career that he bagged four in one match. On 27 January 2010, he continued his great scoring run by heading the winner in the second minute of stoppage time against derby rivals Manchester City. This gave United a 4-3 aggregate win, taking them into the final, it was his first League Cup goal since netting two in the 2006 final. On 31 January 2010, Rooney scored his 100th Premier League goal in a 3-1 win over Arsenal for the first time in the league at the Emirates, notably his first Premier League goal also came against Arsenal.
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