Sunday, August 7, 2011

Ashley Young

Ashley Simon Young (born 9 July 1985) is an English footballer who plays as a winger for Manchester United and the English national team. Born and raised in Hertfordshire, Young started his career at Watford, making his first senior appearances in 2003 under the management of Ray Lewington. He became a first-team regular in 2004–05, and was one of Watford's key players in their promotion winning 2005–06 season. Young continued to play well for Watford in the Premier League, and in January 2007 he transferred to Aston Villa for a fee of £8 million, rising to £9.65 million with add-ons. He established himself in the first team at Villa Park, and has since earned 15 caps for England, scoring twice. On 23 June 2011, Young signed for Manchester United for an undisclosed fee.
Ashley Young Great Performance
Despite having been turned away by Watford's Academy after an unsuccessful spell, Young endeavoured to improve himself as a player and was eventually offered a professional deal by the club. The 18-year-old was handed his first team début under Ray Lewington in September 2003, scoring as a substitute against Millwall.He achieved five substitute appearances that season, scoring three goals, and made his first start for the club in the League Cup. Young came to prominence in the 2004–05 season, playing a part in 34 of Watford's league matches as they struggled to survive in the Championship. Although he failed to find the net, his performance during this season earned him the club's Young Player of the Season award.
Ashley Young Happyness
On 18 January 2007, Aston Villa had an £8 million offer (rising to £9.75 million with add-ons), accepted—the club's record transfer fee. This allowed manager Martin O'Neill and the Aston Villa board to discuss personal terms with the player. Two days later O'Neill confirmed the player had agreed to join the club. Young underwent a medical on 21 January and the signing was confirmed on 23 January 2007.On 31 January, he scored in his debut for Villa at St James' Park against Newcastle United, but Villa went on to lose 3–1. Ashley Young started the 2007–08 season well, receiving several Man of the Match awards. The good start was highlighted by his call-up to the England Squad.
Ashley Young is an English footballer
On 23 June 2011, Young completed a move to Manchester United, having passed a medical the day before.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Dani Pedrosa Race World Championship

Daniel "Dani" Pedrosa Ramal born 29 September 1985 in Sabadell, Catalonia, Spain is a Grand Prix motorcycle racer. Pedrosa grew up in a village near Sabadell called Castellar del Vallès. He is the youngest world champion in 250cc Grands Prix. Pedrosa is 1.58m (5 ft 2in) tall and weighs 51 kg (112.4 lbs).Dani Pedrosa started riding bikes at the early age of four, when he got his first motorcycle, an Italjet 50, which had side-wheels. His first racing bike was a minibike replica of Kawasaki, which he got at the age of six and which he used to race with his friends. Pedrosa experienced real racing at the age of 9, when he entered the Spanish Minibike Championship and ended his debut season in second place, scoring his first podium finish in the second race of the season. The next year, Pedrosa entered the same championship, but health problems prevented him from improving his results and he ended that season in 3rd position.In 2001, Pedrosa made his World Championship debut in the 125cc class after being selected from the Movistar Activa Cup, a series designed to promote fresh racing talent in Spain, back in 1999. Under the guidance of Alberto Puig, Pedrosa scored two podium finishes in the first season and won his first race the following year, when he finished third in the championship. In 2003, he won five races and won the championship with two rounds remaining, scoring 223 points. In his first championship winning year, Pedrosa scored five victories and six podium finishes. A week after winning the championship, eighteen-year-old Pedrosa broke both of his ankles in a crash during practice at Phillip Island (Australia), ending his season.After winning the 125cc Championship, Pedrosa moved up to the 250cc class in 2004 without a proper test on the new bike because his ankles were healing during the off-season. Going into the season unprepared, Pedrosa won the first race in South Africa and went on to clinch the 250cc World Championship title, including rookie of the year honours. In his first season in 250cc class, Pedrosa scored 7 victories and 13 podium finishes. Pedrosa decided to stay for one more season in 250cc class, and he won another title, once again with two races remaining in championship. In 2005, Pedrosa won 8 races and scored 14 podium finishes, despite a shoulder injury he sustained in practice session for Japanese Grand Prix. Pedrosa made the move to 990cc MotoGP bikes in 2006, riding for Repsol Honda. Critics said that Pedrosa's tiny stature wasn't strong enough to handle a big, heavy MotoGP bike and successfully race in the premier class. Proving them wrong, he finished second in the opening round at Jerez on March 26, 2006. At his fourth ever MotoGP appearance, on May 14, 2006, during the Chinese Grand Prix race weekend held in Shanghai, he won his first MotoGP race. This win made him the exact equal 2nd youngest winner (tied with the late Norick Abe) in the Premier Class behind Freddie Spencer. He won his second MotoGP race at Donington Park and became a strong candidate for the MotoGP Championship. It was a memorable victory for Dani, who shared the podium first time with Valentino Rossi in 2nd place. He also took two pole positions in the first half of the season.Until the Malaysian Grand Prix at Sepang, Pedrosa was 2nd in the Championship only behind his more experienced team-mate Nicky Hayden. However, he fell heavily during Free Practice and suffered a severe gash to the knee, which practically rendered him immobile. Pedrosa qualified 5th on the grid in that race due to the cancellation of the qualifying session proper due to heavy rainfall. He miraculously managed to finish 3rd in that race, only behind Rossi and Ducati rider Loris Capirossi. However, in the next races, his form dropped and he struggled with the bike, moving him down to 5th place in the MotoGP standings.His poor performance continued at Estoril. After a promising start, he briefly ran 2nd before being passed by Colin Edwards and then championship leader and teammate Nicky Hayden. On lap 5, he and Hayden were involved in a crash. Pedrosa made a mistake whilst trying to overtake Hayden, slid and crashed out of the race, taking out Hayden on the way. This crash ended his slim chances of winning the championship and also caused Hayden to lose his lead in the championship standings, as Rossi managed to finish 2nd.However, two weeks later, Hayden recovered to win the championship while Pedrosa managed to finish in 4th place. This result clinched his 5th place in overall standings in his debut season, thus taking the title as Rookie of the Year in MotoGP category, beating fellow rookie and former rival in 250 cc Casey Stoner. At the final (post 2006 season) three day test of 2006 at Jerez Spain, Dani put his 800 cc RC212V at the top of the timesheets (on qualifying tyres) edging out Valentino Rossi by 0.214 seconds. Rossi had been fastest for the first two days of the test. Dani set a time of 1min 39.910 sec around the circuit.Pedrosa continued to race with Honda in 2007 on their Honda RC212V, the new 800 cc bike. The machine had problems, and Pedrosa was taken out of races by Olivier Jacque and by Randy de Puniet, but he finished the season in second place behind Stoner and ahead of Rossi. He signed a 2-year contract with Repsol Honda for 2008 and 2009.In 2008 Pedrosa's problems with the RC212V continued when he was injured in the pre-season and missed developmental testing, but started the season well by scoring a podium at the first round. While leading the race and the standings in the German round, he crashed and was injured, keeping him from racing in the following two rounds. Michelin's performance in MotoGP deteriorated, resulting in Pedrosa switching to Bridgestone at the Indianapolis round. He finished third in the standings in 2008.As in 2008, Pedrosa crashed in the 2009 pre-season and injured himself, keeping him from testing the machine before the start of the season. He placed 11th in the first round, but recovered his fitness in the following rounds. At the fifth round he injured himself again in practice and then fell during the race, putting him 33 points behind the leader.For 2010, Pedrosa reverted to number 26—a number he used when he first entered MotoGP—from number 2 in 2008 and number 3 in 2009. He took this decision to please his fans who had asked him to return to the number he had always used.Pedrosa won four races in 2010 and finished second in the championship standings behind Jorge Lorenzo.

Dani Pedrosa is a Grand Prix motorcycle racer
Dani Pedrosa Looks so Cute
Dani Pedrosa on Competition
Dani Pedrosa on Conferensi Pers
Dani PedrosaMas Que Una Apuesta

Friday, August 5, 2011

Usain Bolt World Record

Usain Bolt World Record
Usain Bolt World Record. He is the world record and Olympic record holder in the 100 metres, the 200 metres and along with his teammates the 4 x 100 metres relay. He is the reigning World and Olympic champion in these three events.

Bolt distinguished himself with a 200 m gold medal at the 2002 World Junior Championships, making him the competition's youngest-ever gold medalist. In 2004, at the CARIFTA Games, he became the first junior sprinter to run the 200 m in under 20 seconds with a time of 19.93 s, breaking the previous world junior record held by Roy Martin by two-tenths of a second. He turned professional in 2004, and although he competed at the 2004 Summer Olympics, he missed most of the next two seasons due to injuries. In 2007, he surpassed Don Quarrie's 200 m Jamaican record with a run of 19.75 s.

There will be lots going on this week. Both Brad Lidge and Stephen Stasburg pitch in Reading tonight, the Flyers likely will go to Washington to open the Eastern Conference Semifinals on Thursday or Friday, and the Mets come to town. Nevertheless, we're still hearing from folks about the performance by Usain Bolt at Franklin Field on Saturday.

To be sure, there were a lot of great performances at the Penn Relays last weekend, and take away Bolt and the field was still ridiculously star-studded. But these days Bolt is one of the biggest names in all of sports so that's what we're all going crazy about.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Chris John

Chris John (boxer)

Yohannes Christian John (born September 14, 1979 in Banjarnegara, Central Java, Indonesia) is an Indonesian professional boxer. He is the current WBA Super World featherweight boxing champion.
John is the fourth Indonesian to win a boxing world title, following Ellyas Pical, Nico Thomas, and Suwito Lagola.John started boxing in his early childhood and was trained by his father Johan Tjahjadi (aka Thjia Foek Sem), a former amateur boxer.John turned professional in 1997 and is known as "Thin Man" before he proclaimed his new nickname "The Dragon" that he uses until today.
In 2005 John split with trainer Sutan Rambing then joined Harry's Gym in Perth, Australia, where he is currently trained and managed by Craig Christian.In the year 2008, Chris John was interviewed by ESPN and he stated that he will fight another 5 or 6 fights and will retire as the best featherweight that the world have ever seen.On October 24, Chris reached and won his 10th milestone world title defense fight, which was also his 5th mandatory fight, against Japan boxer Hiroyuki Enoki in Tokyo, Japan.On February 28, 2009, Chris John again staked his world title against Rocky Juarez in Toyota Center in Houston, Texas, which served as the main undercard for the Marquez-Diaz lightweight title bout. This was the first time he had fought on American soil. John seemed to take control of the fight in the middle rounds, but Juarez rallied to take the final two, resulting in a seemingly controversial draw. HBO's Harold Lederman and Max Kellerman both had the fight scored 8 rounds to 4 for Chris John. John had a rematch again Juarez on September 19 and the fight was won by the Indonesian via a 12 round unanimous decision.John defended his title for the 13th time on December 5, 2010, by defeating Argentinian David Saucedo by unanimous decision.

Chris John vs Juan Manuel Marquez

Chris John Great Body
Chris John vs Rocky Juarez

*2005–present: Craig Christian
*1997 - 2004: Sutan Rambing
*1984 - 1997: Johan Tjahjadi (John's father)

Notable matches

*April 17, 2011: WUD12 over Daud Yordan in Jakarta, Indonesia - retains featherweight WBA title
*December 5, 2010: WUD12 over David Saucedo in Jakarta, Indonesia - retains featherweight WBA title
*September 19, 2009: WUD12 over Rocky Juarez (rematch) in Las Vegas, Nevada - retains featherweight WBA title
*February 28, 2009: Draw PTS with Rocky Juarez in Houston, Texas - retains featherweight WBA title
*October 24, 2008: WUD12 over Hiroyuki Enoki in Tokyo, Japan - retains featherweight WBA title
*January 26, 2008: WTKO 7 over Roinet Caballero in Jakarta, Indonesia - retains featherweight WBA title
*August 19, 2007: WTKO 9 over Zaiki Takemoto in Rokko Island, Japan - retains featherweight WBA title
*March 3, 2007: WUD12 over Jose Cheo Rojas (second fight) in Jakarta, Indonesia - retains featherweight WBA title
*September 9, 2006: WUD12 over Renan Acosta in Jakarta, Indonesia - retains featherweight WBA title
*March 4, 2006: WUD12 over Juan Manuel Márquez in Kutai Kartanegara, Indonesia - retains featherweight WBA title
*August 7, 2005: WTKO 10 over Tommy Browne in Penrith, Australia - retains featherweight WBA title
*June 22, 2005: WUD12 over Derrick Gainer in Jakarta, Indonesia - retains featherweight WBA title
*December 3, 2004: TD4 with Jose Cheo Rojas due to incidental headclash in Kutai Kartanegara, Indonesia - retains featherweight WBA title
*June 4, 2004: WUD12 over Osamu Sato in Tokyo, Japan - retains featherweight WBA title
*September 26, 2003: WSD12 over Oscar Leon in Bali, Indonesia - wins featherweight WBA interim title (soon interim title was upgraded to regular title by the WBA following to the loss of Derrick Gainer to Juan Manuel Márquez)
*September 9, 2001: WTKO7 over Soleh Sundava in Surabaya, Indonesia - wins featherweight PABA title.
*July 13, 1999: WKO12 over Muhammad Alfaridzi in Jakarta, Indonesia - wins Indonesian featherweight national title.
*June 4, 1998: Win decision 6 over Firman Kanda in Tangerang, Indonesia - professional debut.

In addition to being a professional boxer, Chris John is also a member of national wushu team. His successful achievements as a wushu athlete include:
*Gold Medalist, South East Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia, 1997
*Bronze Medalist, South East Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2001
*Gold Medalist, Indonesian multi events games (National Olympic), Jakarta, 1996
*Gold Medalist, Indonesian wushu championship