NBA Roundup: Heat use amnesty waiver with Miller

The Miami Heat waived veteran guard Mike Miller through the NBA’s amnesty provision on Tuesday, a move that saves the two-time NBA champions $17 million in luxury tax fees.

Miller appeared in 59 regular-season games last season, and averaged 4.8 points, 2.7 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 15.3 minutes.

The Heat still owe Miller $12.8 million over the next two seasons. Miller signed with the Heat in summer of 2010 but suffered through injuries to his thumbs and back that limited his playing time.

—Brooklyn Nets coach Jason Kidd pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor drunken driving charge and will speak with young drivers as a condition of a settlement, according to News12 Long Island.

Kidd was arrested in Long Island on July 16, 2012, when he crashed his Cadillac SUV into a telephone pole. The 40-year-old was placed on interim probation pending his appearance at two Suffolk County schools regarding the dangers of drunken driving. After he speaks, News 12 Long Island reported that Kidd will be allowed to change his plea to driving while impaired, a lesser charge. His driver’s license remains suspended.

Kidd retired as an NBA player after last season and was hired to coach the Nets.

—Metta World Peace officially joined the New York Knicks on Tuesday, signing a contract with his hometown team.

The Knicks made the announcement and World Peace confirmed it by tweeting a picture of the signing. After World Peace was waived by the Los Angeles Lakers under the amnesty provision, he received a $1.7 million contract from the Knicks and the Lakers will play the remaining $7.7 million of his deal in LA.

—The Philadelphia 76ers claimed swingman James Anderson and center Tim Ohlbrecht off waivers from the Houston Rockets. the team announced Tuesday.

Selected No. 20 overall in the 2010 NBA Draft by San Antonio, Anderson played three seasons with the Spurs and Rockets, averaging 3.7 points and 1.5 rebounds in 116 games.

The 6-foot-11 Ohlbrecht is a native of Germany who spent time this past season in the D-League with Rio Grande Valley, averaging 13.4 points, 7.4 rebounds, 1.63 blocks and 1.13 steals. Ohlbrecht also saw action in three games for the Rockets.

—Omri Casspi, the first Israeli-born athlete to play in the NBA, has joined the Houston Rockets on a two-year, $2 million deal.

The 6-foot-9 forward spent his first four NBA seasons split between the Sacramento Kings andCleveland Cavaliers. His best season came in his rookie year of 2009-10, when he averaged 10.3 points and 4.5 rebounds per game. Casspi has averaged 7.9 points, 3.9 rebounds and 1.0 assists over 256 career games.

—The Denver Nuggets continued to transform their front office Tuesday when they named Arturas Karnisovas as assistant general manager.

Karnisovas, 42, joins the Nuggets after five years with the Houston Rockets. He started with the team as an international scout in 2008, and was most recently the team’s director of scouting. Karnisovas will assist new general manager Tim Connelly and team president Josh Kroenke with day-to-day operations related to scouting and player personnel matters.

Allegri: Milan Will Difficulty in Big Three

Allenatore AC Milan, Massimiliano Allegri predicting Serie A season 2013/2014 will be tough. In fact not denied opportunities Rossoneri Allegri again perched in the top three will be very difficult.

Allegri prediction is not without reason. Rival Milan clubs are now clean up by bringing in new players. Inter Milan, Juventus, Fiorentina and Napoli strengthen the ranks in the transfer market this summer.

Last season Milan managed to finish third after a stumbling start to the season. Milan is under Juventus and Napoli to make sure to appear in the Champions League.

“Every year is different but Juventus still the favorites in my opinion. They bring in quality players sorts [Carlos] Tevez, [Fernando] Llorente and [Angelo] Ogbonna,” said Allegri reported by Soccerway.

Therefore, Allegri confident competition in the top three will be tight this season. “It would be more difficult for Milan than last season because Juve and also six other teams will fight for the top three,” said Allegri.

“Inter Milan became stronger with the arrival of [Walter] Mazzarri and they will play once a week. Romans brought [Kevin] Strootman, a player with vast experience, although still young,” said Allegri.

“So also with Napoli, Lazio and Fiorentina will be increasingly difficult to be conquered so the competition will be tougher,” he continued.
For Allegri, this season will be the fourth season after being appointed coach of the Rossoneri in the summer of 2010.

Todd Purves and Indonesia Warriors Split

Jakarta – Todd Purves will no longer be the coach of Indonesia Warriors in the Asean Basketball League (ABL) next season. Warriors decided not to extend the contract which runs out Todd on June 30, 2013.

Todd underwent two that could be considered a successful season with the Warriors. In his first season in 2012, coach from the United States successfully led the Warriors won the first title in the ABL.

In the second season, Todd returned with the Warriors until the final round. But they failed to retain the title after losing to San Miguel Beermen.

“There is nothing wrong or something. It was a wonderful time here and the success that I have had here has given me a good chance in the NBA and internationally,” Todd said as quoted by the official website of the ABL.

“So I hope to continue my career and I owe a lot of the Indonesia Warriors.”

After leaving the Warriors, Purves has not decided where he will continue his career. But Purves admitted that he had received an offer from a number of clubs.

“There are a few options that I was considering with the help of an agent. Has been no decision made ​​at this time but I’ve been contacted by several teams, both internationally and domestically in the United States,” said Purves.

“I will consider the options and will make a decision that I thought would be best for my career and my family,” he said.

Indonesia Open Golf Gift contesting USD 7.4 Billion

Jakarta – Indonesia Open golf championship will be held towards the end of 2013. Total prize 750 thousand U.S. dollars, or approximately USD 7.4 billion provided by the organizers for the winners.

Follow up cooperation Indonesian Golf Association (PGI) by the Asian Tour committee (IMPL) and golfing great agency, IMG, Indonesia Open tournament will take place on November 28-December 1 next.

Pantai Indah Kapok Course chosen as the venue for the event which is also included in the calendar of the 2013 Asian Tour event.

A total of 144 golfers scheduled to take part. Details, 94 Asian Tour players, 10 of the 200 ranked golfers of the world, 30 of the PGI, and 10 others from the sponsor.

“This is the last year I served as chairman of PGI. Therefore, begin this year PGI want to make Indonesia become more petandingan Open feels better,” said chairman of PGI, Arifin Panigoro, in a press conference held at his residence, Jalan No. Jenggala 1. 2, South Jakarta, Thursday (27/06/2013) noon CST.

“Indonesia Open theme this time will be accentuating the youth or young.’ll Look young players who will be seed top golfers in the future,” he added.

Asian Tour chief executive, Mike Kerr, Indonesia believes that the implementation of the Open Championship is going to be a success.

“I am convinced that IMPL and the Indonesian Open championship will be a success. A world-class golf spectacle will be presented at this event,” added Kerr.

Chelsea’s players Fasting Ramadan in Jakarta!

Wah, Pemain Chelsea Ini Bepuasa Ramadhan di Jakarta!

Chelsea arrivals to Jakarta fanfare greeted by their fans since landing at Halim International Airport, Tuesday (23/7) afternoon. But it turns out, in the middle of frenzied excitement of the arrival of Chelsea, there is one player who chose to remain relaxed while running fast. Who are ya?
He was Demba Ba! As is known, the Chelsea striker back number 9 this is the only Chelsea player who is Muslim and the middle of Ramadan fasting. With his return to Jakarta, Demba Ba was ready to feel the atmosphere of Ramadan in Jakarta.
Several hours before his departure to Jakarta, Ba also had singing in his Twitter account that he will be happy to fly to Jakarta with the atmosphere of Ramadan in different countries.
“Great time at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Off to Jakarta, see you in few hours .. Insha Allah!” Ba chirping.
Some Chelsea fans who know that Ba is also being abstinent was immediately reply to the Ba chirp with various sayings such as, “Congratulations fasting in Jakarta, Ba!”, “Congratulations to feel the atmosphere of Ramadan in Jakarta Demba Ba!” and others.
Previously, Ba was also still running the fast of Ramadan in Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur, two first city visited by Chelsea in their Asian tour this time.

Chelsea Will Greeted with Marionette Puppet and Batik in Indonesia

 

Chelsea arrivals to Indonesia will be used up by the Blues support group in Indonesia, CISC. Greet their favorite team, Chelsea Indonesia Supporters Club or CISC prepare uniquely Indonesian souvenirs, such as wooden puppets and batik clothes.
The plan puppet show will be divided to all players and officials. While specific batik clothes will be handed over to the Chelsea manager, Jose Mourinho.
While welcome in the stadium already plotting CISC 9-10 in SUGBK sector. Even already bought tickets by 8 thousand pieces. CISC later unfurled the flag with the emblem of Chelsea 5 x 10 meters, given the management of the club nicknamed Blues.
“The amount is, certainly is still growing. Problem, though many people do not idolize Chelsea, but admire players like Torres and Lampard. Due, 9-10 sector, certainly overcrowded,” said Junika Ramadoni, Chief Executive Officer of CISC.
CSIC also exciting plans to provide a set of tools for Demba Ba prayer. It is not yet certain whether the representative of CSIC could provide direct cap, cloth gloves and koko for Demba Ba.

“Related to Doping, Time Athletes Be Knight”

Asafa Powell (Foto: Ist)

MIAMI – Asafa Powell, Sherone Simpson, and Tyson Gray is still denied doping being twisted them. The world Sprinter compact answer did not understand why their results showed a positive doping test.

Powell, Gay and Simpson are three of the six runners who shocked the athletics world, because of doping problems that ensnare them. All three tested positive in a doping test conducted the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) when appearing in Jamaican National Championships in June.

However, the three did not admit it. They argue that it is a positive doping results because they do not know any illicit substances contained in the food, beverage or supplement them.

Athletes above statement echoed by Paul Doyle, an agent of Asafa Powell. He even accused Chris Xuereb, coach of Powell and Simpson deserve to be blamed for the incident.

However, immediately denied the accusation Xuereb, who hope the athletes can be a gentleman to confess. As in the case of Powell, where the Italian police investigators found a number of drugs (supplements) in the former hotel rooms in the world’s fastest runner.

“It is time the athlete is responsible for doping cases they do. This is better than making people surrounding dis scapegoat, whether it be a therapist, bartender or whoever, “Xuereb said as quoted by Super Sport.

“I’m very disappointed they are blaming me for this. WADA and the public should stop receiving a story like this, “he continued.

Further, during his stint as a therapist, Xuereb never give medications or supplements that violates the rules. “Most importantly, I’ve never given a substance that is illegal or prohibited to Asafa Powell or Sherone Simpson,” he added.

“When recommending vitamins, all vitamins that I recommend is the famous brand and everything is bought over the counter in the store leading nutrition. I bought vitamins are also under instructions from agents and athletes, “he concluded. (Acf)

Michael Jordan Plant Capital in MotoGP

Michael Jordan (kanan).(foto:IST)

Los Angeles – the world basketball legend, Michael Jordan, is one of the motor racing enthusiast. Nah wonder, with the stock of money that it generates for a career as a basketball player Jordan dare to invest in the world of motor racing.

Jordan already has its own team in the American Superbike racing, and is said to have earned huge profits. But now the target dipancang higher. As rumored autoevolution (04/02/13), Jordan was aiming for an opportunity to become an investor in one of the MotoGP team. The team plans to play in all classes, from the three available classes.

Recent news of Michael Jordan will use the Yamaha as war equipment, and will be designed more mature because the engine was developed further by Colin Edwards. Michael Jordan and the team will be entered in the MotoGP race of the 2014 season started.

MotoGP madness to ever make Jordan curious feeling super fast ride that iron horse. In 2004 he was realizing his dream to devour the Valencia circuit with Ducati Desmosedici.

The Chicago Bulls legend managed to devour four laps when it was. 60 under the gaze of thousands of MotoGP fans, Jordan is one of the speeding on the circuit with top MotoGP riders and other legends such as Sete Gibernau, Colin Edwards, Kenny Roberts Junior and Kurtis Roberts.

Demba Ba can not wait to play in Jakarta

Group of Chelsea’s squad is scheduled to land at Halim Airport, East Jakarta, Tuesday (23/7) at 13:00 pm. Their arrival to Indonesia is the last tour after undergoing a series of games in Thailand and Malaysia.
In the game counter Malaysia, the success destroys the host Blues, 1-4. Chelsea striker, Demba Ba, really enjoyed the trip to Malaysia. Aware of a few hours to set foot in Indonesia, Ba had to comment first.
Through his Twitter account, @ dembabafoot, he took time to greet supporters in the country, before boarding the plane. “Great time in malaysia kl. Off to jakarta, see you in few hours ….. Insha’ALLAH (Great Moments in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Towards Indonesia, met with fans in a few hours. Insha Allah, “said the player who is identical to celebrate this thanksgiving prostration.
Unlike in Thailand and Malaysia, coach Jose Mourinho is sure BA will play from the first minute. In the previous two games, the position of striker Romelu Lukaku inhabited. While Ba only act as a substitute.

Maradona’s contract as an ambassador for the UAE extended

Maradona

The legendary Argentine player last year appointed by the Dubai Sports Council, DOD, as an ambassador with the task, among others, improving the quality of football in the country.
The appointment was made ​​after he was fired from his post as Click manajerKlik Dubia club, Al Wasl, who had cultivated during one season.
Council said the contract will be extended for another year, but details were not disclosed.
“Diego Maradona, since last year has brought added value to Dubai, outside and off the field,” said Secretary General of DOD, Ahmed al-Sharif, told AP news agency.
Click Maradona had expressed a desire to train and kembaliKlik been linked with clubs in China as well as the Iraqi national team.
Youth projects
However until now it seems there is no offer made to him and he was so happy with his job as a football ambassador for Dubai.

“No doubt, I am very happy with my job,” said the Argentine star Click the late June visit to Indonesia.
The AP news agency, he added he was involved in a project for young people aged 12 to 16 years.
“I want to give them good information and we would like to set up a football school where you can teach about things on and off the field.”
However he admits there are still many things that need to be done so that the United Arab Emirates national team succeed on the international stage.