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The Malaysian Insider :: Sports

Posted: 13 May 2011 09:13 PM PDT

The Malaysian Insider :: Sports

Australia head urges sports to name and shame athlete gamblers

Posted: 13 May 2011 08:13 PM PDT

SYDNEY, May 14 — Athletes placing bets on sporting events should be named, shamed and jailed and any of Australia's Olympic athletes caught doing so will be kicked off their London 2012 team, the head of the country's Olympic committee has said.

"If the AOC (Australian Olympic Committee) team membership agreements do not already make it clear that being involved in betting or gambling on the Games or providing inside information is conduct we will not tolerate, they will now," John Coates (picture) told the AOC's annual general meeting today.

"The 2012 team membership agreement is being updated to make not only betting by athletes and officials an offence but also that of disclosing any confidential information to third parties.

"Team members must also agree that the AOC can collect information on them related to such activities, and provide this information to law enforcement agencies."

Coates said he had been lobbying Australia's Prime Minister Julia Gillard to establish an independent national sports betting authority that is able to investigate cheating and fraudulent conduct.

He said ideally the agency would be able to "name and shame" athletes, and have the powers to investigate financial and telephone records, while also establishing minimum sentences for offences.

Australia's Minister for Sport Mark Arbib said a possible sentence for anyone caught match-fixing would be 10 years' imprisonment.

"We can't put our heads in the sand, we must act and we must act soon," Arbib said. — Reuters

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Toms leads American charge at Players as Brits lurk

Posted: 13 May 2011 05:38 PM PDT

Toms hits his second shot on the seventh hole during second-round play of The Players Championship on May 13, 2011. — Reuters pic

PONTE VEDRA BEACH (Florida), May 14 — The Players Championship is headed for a showdown between home favourites and British challengers with American David Toms the unlikely leader after yesterday's second round.

The 44-year-old Toms, without a win in five years, fired a four-under-par 68 for a 10 under total of 134, one shot ahead of compatriot Nick Watney (71) in stifling heat at the TPC Sawgrass.

Lurking in the chasing group were Northern Ireland's Graeme McDowell (69), looking back in form after a nightmare couple of months, and world number three Luke Donald (67) from England, sitting two shots off the lead.

Adding to the contrast between young faces from the British Isles and experienced Americans, 44-year-old Steve Stricker from Wisconsin also ended the day eight-under par along with Lucas Glover, who won last week at Quail Hollow.

Toms appeared slightly surprised to be on top of the leaderboard after a round of six birdies and two bogeys to follow his opening round 66. It has been, after all, some time since the Louisiana native has been considered a contender.

"I haven't done anything great, haven't made a lot of putts, or chip-ins or anything like that. I've just played very, very solid golf," Toms told reporters.

Toms has the pedigree — 12 career PGA Tour victories including his one major at the 2001 PGA Championship — but he also has the air of a player who has long since stopped worrying about when the next prize is going to come.

"It's all about enjoying the game, enjoying the competition and if you get the results, that is a bonus as well," he said.

McDowell and Donald, two of the new guard of European golfers that has set up camp at the top end of the world rankings, certainly consider winning more than an added bonus.

Donald can take over as world number one with victory tomorrow and he showed all the composure and elegance that has accompanied his consistency this year with a bogey-free round.

McDowell spent last week fixing swing problems with his coach in Orlando, after missing the cut at the Masters and then New Orleans, and it has clearly worked.

"My striking is back, my pressure's back on the ball again and I'm really, really happy the way I have struck the ball in the last two days. I'm happy to be back in contention, it is where you want to be at the weekends," he said.

Defending champion Tim Clark and Australian Geoff Ogilvy both pulled out during their second rounds due to injury — joining Thursday's high-profile withdrawal Tiger Woods on the absent list for the weekend. — Reuters

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Republika Online

Posted: 13 May 2011 07:37 PM PDT

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Posted: 13 May 2011 03:04 PM PDT


National jersey bungle

Posted: 12 May 2011 09:33 PM PDT

Telekom Malaysia claims rights to Tigers stripes, OCM says 'no way'

Friday, May 13th, 2011 12:09:00

The Malaysian tigers national jersey

DIFFERING VIEWS: ... but Ahmad Shabery (left) and Tengku Imran together at the tog's launch last month

PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Tigers' "three tiger stripes" national jersey has been hit by controversy over a rights issue.

Doubts have been raised over Telekom Malaysia's (TM) deal with the National Sports Council (NSC) as the former may not actually have the rights to use the design on its Team Malaysia Panthera jerseys, which are being sold on the telecommunications giant's website.

Doubt also exists as to whether they are allowed to use the Olympic Council of Malaysia (OCM) logo as well.

Checks with the Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia revealed the "three tiger stripes" design was registered by sports attire company Mesuma Sports Sdn Bhd.

Mesuma have been the registered proprietor of the trademark for 10 years (July 9, 2009 - July 9, 2019). The certificates of registration were issued earlier this year on Feb 19.

However, NSC claimed ownership of the design and signed an agreement with TM allowing them to use the logo for the next five years.

The Team Malaysia Panthera jersey was launched by Sports Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek at Menara TM on April 28. Also present were NSC director-general Datuk Zolkples Embong, OCM president Tunku Imran Jaafar and OCM secretary Datuk Sieh Kok Chi.

Mesuma have been the official attire distributors for OCM since 2006. Their contract expires after the London Olympics next year.

Mesuma owner George Heng declined comment, adding he has "sought legal advice".

TM responded to the issue thus: "TM wishes to clarify that we recently signed an agreement with NSC and the OCM for the exclusive rights to NSC's Panthera jersey and the ever-popular Olympic rings to be used throughout TM's 'Team Malaysia' campaign, including marketing and promotional activities, souvenirs and the dealership rights to produce and distribute merchandise bearing the NSC and OCM logos.

"The original rights of the Panthera T-shirt and its design are owned by NSC and any query pertaining to the matter should be clarified with and addressed to them."

This, however, contradicts what Sieh had to say.

"TM is a national corporate sponsor of OCM in the telecommunications product (fixed line) category. TM is not a sports attire manufacturing company and as such, does not fall within that category," said Sieh.

"TM also does not have a merchandising agreement with OCM to manufacture and sell any sports attire merchandise bearing OCM's logo."

The provision of the Olympic Charter in Article 2.3 of Chapter 4 states "the National Olympic Committees have the sole and exclusive authority to prescribe and determine the clothing and uniforms to be worn, and the equipment to be used, by the members of their delegation on the occasion of the Olympic Games and in connection with all sport competitions and ceremonies thereto."

Mesuma sell their jerseys for RM42 per piece while the Team Malaysia jersey is priced at RM79.90 each.

The Malaysian tigers national jersey

WHOSE BABY IS IT? Controversy has broken out over the ownership of the design on the jersey, which was launched at Menara TM last month — Pic: Razak Ghazali

THE creation of the three stripes national jersey was born out of a desire to instill the fighting spirit of the Malayan Tiger into the hearts of national athletes.

In 2005, a contest was held inviting Malaysians to submit their best design for a new jersey to be used by Malaysian athletes.

From more than 4,000 entries, three were shortlisted. Tan Sri Lim Kok Wing was then asked to redesign it with a national theme in mind.

The national kit was launched by then deputy prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak on Nov 14 that year.

The tracksuit and jersey were orange with wide black stripes.

The original design of the kit had five stripes and was first used by the Malaysian contingent to the 23rd Sea Games in Manila, the Philippines.

In 2006, Mesuma Sports Sdn Bhd became the official attire distributor for the Olympic Council of Malaysia (OCM) and decided to reduce the number of stripes to three to make it sponsor friendly.

Mesuma had then registered the design under the Trade Marks Act 1976 on July 9, 2009, and were awarded the certificate of registration from the Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia on Feb 19 this year.

Mesuma will continue to provide the official sports attire for the national contingent to the Jakarta Sea Games in December and the London Olympics next year.

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City offer Xavi massive wages

Posted: 12 May 2011 04:19 PM PDT

Friday, May 13th, 2011 07:15:00

Manchester City are to offer Barcelona lynchpin Xavi a massive final payday to end his career at Eastlands. And that will be bad news for Arsenal, as it would leave a Cesc Fabregas-shaped vacancy in the Barca midfield.

City are determined to kick on after clinching a top four finish — which will see them enter the Champions League for the first time next season — and they want to be recognised as among the elite of the game.

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The Star Online: Sports

Posted: 13 May 2011 01:41 PM PDT

The Star Online: Sports

Japanese climber dies on Mt. Everest

Posted: 13 May 2011 06:33 AM PDT

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP): A Japanese climber who became ill while attempting to scale Mount Everest died just several hundred feet (metres) from the summit, a Nepalese official said Friday.

Takashi Ozaki was headed down the slopes of the Everest on Thursday after feeling sick when he collapsed at an altitude of 28,200 feet (8,600metres), Department of Mountaineering official Tilak Pandey said. He died that afternoon.

Pandey said attempts are being made to bring down the body of the 59-year-old climber, and it most likely will be picked up on Saturday by a helicopter from a lower camp.

Ozaki was attempting to reach the 29,035-foot (8,850-metre) summit with a team of international climbers. He is the third climber to die this year while attempting to climb the world's highest peak from the southern side. More than 200 climbers are known to have died while attempting to climb Everest.

In 1996, Ozaki became the first climber to summit Mt. Hkakabo Razi, Myanmar's highest peak at 19,294 feet (5,881 metres), according to the Uemura Naomi Memorial Museum, a private foundation that gives out awards in the name of the famous Japanese climber.

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UCI deplores leak of Tour doping 'suspicion index'

Posted: 13 May 2011 06:31 AM PDT

PARIS (AP): Cycling's governing body condemned the leak Friday of a confidential document that ranks riders at last year's Tour de France on a scale of doping suspicion.

French sports daily L'Equipe published what it said was UCI's "index of suspicion" for all 198 riders from the 2010 Tour on a grade of 0-10, with 10 being the highest level of suspicion and 0 the lowest.

"The UCI deplores the leak," UCI spokesman Enrico Carpani told The Associated Press by telephone. "The list exists, yes, we haven't hidden that."

Carpani said the list was meant as a "working tool" to support the drug-testing process. He said the UCI would issue a formal statement later Friday. Two riders were listed at 10, one at 9 and several more at 8. Most of the riders scored below 4.

The ratings were based on readings drawn from each rider's biological passport profile before the Tour, including the latest blood tests on July 1, two days before the start of the race. Several cyclists criticized the existence of the list.

"I'm all for catching cheats but draw the line at this sort of thing which could be based on 1 single wayward statistic," Australian rider Robbie McEwen, a former three-time green jersey sprint champion on the Tour, said on Twitter. "And who leaked it??"

Sprint champion Mark Cavendish of Britain, a multiple sprint-stage winner at the Tour, also expressed his view on Twitter. "So theres a leaked 1-10 'suspicion' scale for all 2010 TourDeFrance riders," he said. "So now EVERYONE'S suspicious, but just HOW suspicious?!"

There was one doping case at last year's Tour, with winner Alberto Contador testing positive for clenbuterol during a rest day. He blamed the finding on eating contaminated beef and was cleared by the Spanish cycling federation. Contador's case is currently under appeal at the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

The list was handed to UCI anti-doping officials at the race, as well as drug-testing observers from the World Anti-Doping Agency, according to L'Equipe. There was no immediate reply to an e-mail sent to WADA for confirmation that it had received the list.

Scores of 0 and 1 on the UCI list indicated riders who were considered to have extremely clean records, according to L'Equipe, while rankings between 2 and 4 were based on passport profiles that fluctuated at a specific time but were otherwise normal.

Scores ranging from 6 to 10 indicated a high level of circumstantial evidence pointing to potential doping because of a recurrence of fluctuations in passport profiles or alleged doping at previous races such as the Giro d'Italia and Spanish Vuelta, L'Equipe said.

One example of a fluctuating passport profile is a sudden drop in hemoglobin in the weeks leading up to the Tour. This constitutes circumstantial evidence, because it could indicate a rider extracting his own blood and then reinjecting it to boost performance.

Variations in hematocrit levels were also monitored, a standard part of anti-doping procedures in cycling.

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ANTARA - Olahraga

Posted: 13 May 2011 01:38 PM PDT

ANTARA - Olahraga

Rummenigge Imbau Pengurangan Pertandingan

Posted: 13 May 2011 08:55 AM PDT

Berlin (ANTARA News/AFP) - Presiden Bayern Munich Karl-Heinz Rummenigge pada Jumat mengimbau FIFA dan UEFA agar mengurangi jumlah pertandingan persahabatan internasional yang harus dijalani negara-negara anggotanya.

"Tim-tim nasional itu seharusnya cukup mengikuti babak kualifikasi saja, tidak perlu lagi pertandingan persahabatan. Enam pertandingan kualifikasi setiap tahun, ditambah sebuah turnamen setiap dua tahun sekali, cukuplah," kata mantan pemain internasional Jerman itu.

Meskipun demikian, Rummenigge, yang juga merupakan Presiden Asosiasi Klub-Klub Eropa itu, mengakui bahwa pertandingan persahabatan dapat diatur dan diadakan dalam rangka mempersiapkan diri untuk mengikuti suatu turnamen.

Kemarahannya itu disulut oleh kalender akhir musim, khususnya yang berkaitan dengan kalender liga Jerman akhir musim ini -- dimana meskipun liga itu telah berakhir akhir pekan ini namun pemain-pemain Bayern masih harus mengikuti tiga pertandingan lagi dengan negara masing-masing antara akhir Mei dan awal Juni.

"Semua klub Eropa geram terhadap FIFA dan UEFA yang menetapkan kalender pertandingan dengan hanya memperhitungkan kepentingan federasi-federasi sepak bola negara, tanpa mempertimbangkan kepentingan klub maupun para pemain," tambah Rummenigge.(*)


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Ulin/Ricky Tantang Fernando/Wifqi di Final

Posted: 13 May 2011 08:06 AM PDT

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Ganda putra lapis kedua Pelatnas Muhammad Ulinnuha/Ricky Karanda menantang mantan senior mereka di Cipayung Fernando Kurniawan/Wifqi Windarto di final "Candra Wijaya Men`s Double Championship", Sabtu (14/5).

Pada semifinal di GOR Bulu Tangkis Gelora Bung Karno, Jakarta, Jumat malam, Ulin/Ricky mengalahkan pasangan asal PB Djarum Kudus Didit Juang Indrianto/Preveen Jordan 14-21, 21-18, 21-17.

Pasangan Pelatnas tersebut nyaris kehilangan game kedua meskipun akhirnya menang. "Masalahnya tadi dari awal game mereka menekan lebih dulu sementara tenaga dan gerakan sudah agak berbeda dibanding sewaktu main tadi pagi (perempat final)," kata Ulin.

Pada saat posisi ketinggalan, katanya, ia berpikir untuk memaksa bangkit dan berhasil.

Sementara itu, Fernando/Wifqi yang sekarang kembali ke klub mereka Djarum Kudus menyisihkan pasangan Singapura Hendri Kurniawan/Hendra Wijaya 17-21, 28-26, 21-10 untuk bertemu Ulin/Ricky di final turnamen berhadiah 25.000 dolar AS tersebut.

Fernando mengatakan, sabar dan mencoba tetap konsentrasi adalah modal mereka dalam mengalahkan pasangan asal Singapura tersebut.

"Pada game ketiga kami terus menekan, dan puji Tuhan menang," tambah adik pemain ganda campuran Pelatnas Fran Kurniawan itu.

Ia mengatakan, sebenarnya kedua pasangan sudah sama-sama lelah. "Tetapi kami lebih tahan," katanya.

Untuk laga perebutan gelar, Sabtu, kedua pasangan bertekad untuk berjuang meraih kemenangan.

"Ya besok kami akan tetap berjuang. Tidak ada yang tidak mungkin walaupun mereka senior saya. Kami akan terus berusaha yang terbaik," kata Ulin.

Sementara Fernando mengatakan akan berjuang dan fokus untuk tidak melakukan pukulan mengangkat `bola`.

"Kami kurang lebih mengerti pola permainan mereka karena pernah sama-sama di Pelatnas. Kami akan berusaha bermain seperti saat mengalahkan pasangan Pelatnas yang lain kemarin," tambahnya.

Pada final, Sabtu, untuk kategori U-15, pasangan Akbar Bintang Cahyono/Lutfi bertemu dengan Yahya Adi Kumara/Yantoni Edi Saputra, sedangkan untuk U-17, Fikri Ikhsandi/Rico Hamdani bertemu dengan Arsya Isnanu Ardi Putra/Hantoro.

Pasangan Felix Kinalsal/Ricky Susanto akan melawan Ronald/Selvanus Geh pada final U-19, sedang gelar juara kategori veteran akan diperebutkan pasangan Bambang Supriyanto/Tri Cahyo dengan Edy Hartono/Tiong Ping.(*)


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Posted: 13 May 2011 01:22 PM PDT

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Persebaya 1927 vs Persema, Perang Sentimen

Posted: 13 May 2011 01:03 PM PDT

MALANG - Perseteruan Persebaya 1927 versus Persema Malang, Minggu (15/5/2011), bakal membangkitkan sentimen lama Surabaya-Malang. Ketika tidak lagi searena dengan Arema FC, supporter Persebaya 1927 Bonekmania bakal melampiaskan sentimen mereka ke Persema Malang, tim sekota Arema.

Perseteruan Malang-Surabaya memang tak pernah padam. Bahkan saat Persebaya 1927 dengan Arema FC tak sekompetisi, rivalitas tak kunjung padam. Malah sentimen bukan lagi terbatas pada pendukung klub, tapi merembet ke aspek kedaerahan.

Nah, Persema yang menjadi seteru kali ini diprediksi tak luput dari 'serbuan' Bonekmania di Gelora 10 November. Kubu Laskar Ken Arok, julukan Persema, juga menyadari hal ini dan terlihat tak mempermasalahkan meledaknya sentimen lama tersebut.

"Malang dan Surabaya selalu bersaing kalau bicara sepakbola. Kebetulan sekarang Persema yang harus menghadapi Persebaya. Saya yakin sentimen itu masih ada dan Bonekmania akan memberikan tekanan luar biasa untuk tim ini," papar Timo Scheunemann, sang juru taktik Persema Malang.

Timo mengaku timnya siap menghadapi tekanan tersebut sejauh masih dalam batas sportifitas. Ia menginginkan pertandingan berjalan fair dan lancar, baik di dalam maupun di luar lapangan. Maklum, persaingan Persema-Persebaya memanas karena kebetulan posisinya saling berebut puncak klasemen.

Pelatih berdarah Jerman ini pun mendeklarasikan timnya bakal tampil layaknya laga final di Tambaksari besok. "Masih ada pertandingan home di putaran kedua nanti. Tapi ini sangat penting dan boleh dianggap setara dengan pertandingan final," lanjutnya.

Menyadari timnya bakal sulit sulit mengungguli agresifitas Andik Vermansyah dan kawan-kawan, Timo masih mentolerir hasil seri. Satu poin di kandang tim dengan domain supporter terbesar di pentas LPI menurutnya hasil yang sangat wajar.

Sudah memikul beban bermain di hadapan Bonekmania, Timo tak ingin menambahi beban dengan mematok target terlalu muluk. "Kita ingin bermain lepas dan tidak tertekan. Jadi tim harus terlepas dari beban berat, karena di lapangan nanti mereka sudah mendapatkan tekanan," tandasnya.

Sementara, kapten tim Persema Bima Sakti mengakui Persema bakal membutuhkan kerja keras mengimbangi permainan Persebaya. Mengamati perkembangan Persebaya sejauh ini, menurutnya tim asuhan Aji Santoso bagus dalam menyerang maupun bertahan.

"Saya menilai kekuatan nanti setara dan kedua tim akan bekerja lebih keras. Persebaya mempunyai kekuatan yang merata dan sulit diantisipasi tim tamu. Tapi kita juga sudah menunjukkan mempunyai kualitas. Tanpa Irfan (Bachdim) pun saya yakin Persema masih tetap tangguh," tutur sang kapten.

Hilangnya Irfan Bachdim yang terkena sanksi kartu merah bakal memaksa Timo membuat skenario baru. Yakni menduetkan Reza Mustofa dengan Han Sang Min. Duet ini pernah memberikan kontribusi sangat positif ketika Persema kehilangan Irfan Bachdim karena cedera. (acf)

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Van Bommel Ingin Terus di Milan

Posted: 13 May 2011 12:30 PM PDT

MILAN - Kendati belum genap semusim merumput bersama AC Milan, namun Mark van Bommel mengaku sudah merasa sangat cocok dan bahagia merumput bersama klub berjuluk Rossoneri tersebut. Gelandang veteran Belanda ini pun berharap mendapat perpanjangan kontrak dari klub.

Van Bommel diketahui baru bergabung dengan Milan pada pertengahan musim ini dan hanya diikat kontrak hingga akhir musim ini. Namun, mantan pilar Bayern Munich ini mengaku sangat bahagia bisa menjadi bagian penting dari skuad Il Diavolo yang menyabrt trofi scudetto musim ini. Pemain 34 tahun ini pun berharap para petinggi klub bersedia memberikannya kontrak untuk bisa lebih lama mengenakan kostum Merah-Hitam.

"Saya sangat bahagia di sini. Tapi, semuanya bukan tergantung kepadaku. Klub yang berhak mengambil keputusan," ujar Van Bommel sebagaimana dikutip Football-Italia, Sabtu (14/5/2011).

"Jika mereka meminta saya bertahan, saya tidak akan bisa mengatakan tidak untuk Milan. Atmosfer di sini sangat luar biasa, di mana kami semua berjuang dengan target yang sama dan menempatkan kepentingan tim di atas pribadi," sambungnya.

"Di sini juga terdapat banyak pemain juara. Meski begitu, mereka yang duduk di bench juga tidak henti-hentinya memberikan dukungan kepada rekan setimnya. Saya rasa, kebersamaan kami di ruang ganti merupakan salah satu kunci sukses kami," tandasnya.

Dalam kesempatan ini, Van Bommel juga menegaskan ketidaktertarikannya merumput di Premier League, meski sejumlah rumor menyebutnya bakal bergabung dengan salah klub Inggris bila tidak mendapat perpanjangan kontrak dari manajemen Rossoneri.

"Saya melihat Serie A sebagai kompetisi yang tidak hanya komptitif tapi juga menghibur. Saya sangat terkesan dengan organisasi taktik klub-klubnya," pungkasnya.

Meski hanya bergabung selama setengah musim, namun Van Bommel cukup memiliki peran penting dalam kesuksesan Milan meraih trofi scudetto ke-18. Sejak kedatangannya, Van Bommel langsung mampu mengambil hati pelatih Massimiliano Allegri dengan penampilannya solidnya dalam mengawal lini tengah.

Tercatat, dari13 kali penampilannya di musim ini, Van Bommel hanya dua dua kali turun sebagai pemain cadangan. Selebihnya, dia selalu menjadi pilihan utama Allegri. (acf)

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Posted: 13 May 2011 11:38 AM PDT


'Setan Merah' Tampil Full Team

Posted: 13 May 2011 10:46 AM PDT

Sabtu, 14/05/2011 00:46 WIB
Jelang Blackburn vs MU
'Setan Merah' Tampil Full Team
Doni Wahyudi - detiksport

Manchester - Cuma satu poin yang dibutuhkan Manchester United untuk memastikan meraih gelar juara Liga Inggris 2010/2011. Untuk laga penentu tersebut Sir Alex Ferguson memastikan kalau timnya akan turun dengan kekuatan terbaik.

MU akan bertamu ke Blackburn Rovers dalam laga yang akan menjadi penahbisan titel juara ke-19 The Red Devils. Dengan sang lawan terpuruk di posisi 15 klasemen sementara, kans 'Setan Merah' untuk dapat satu poin dan bahkan memetik kemenangan sangat besar.

Namun Sir Alex Ferguson tak mau mengambil risiko. Selain Edwin van der Sar yang akan diistirahatkan, dia memastikan akan menurunkan kekuatan terbaik di Edwood Park, Sabtu (14/5/2011) malam WIB.

"Yang terpenting adalah melakukan pendekatan terbaik untuk pertandingan ini. Ini laga besar. Kami akan menurunkan tim terkuat," sahut Fergie di Skysports.

"Saya mungkin akan mengistirahatkan Edwin besok. Memberinya program dari beberapa pekan terakhir dan fakta bahwa dia sudah bermain di seluruh pertandingan, penting untuk memberinya kesempatan beristirahat," lanjut pelatih asal Skotlandia itu.

Fergie sendiri memprediksikan laga kontra Blackburn akan berjalan sengit. Itu terkait perjuangan tim lawan yang masih berupaya terhindar dari jerat zona degradasi.

"Pertandingan di Blackburn selalu sulit. Mereka juga berjuang. Saya pikir mereka butuh satu poin. Mereka akan mencoba yang terbaik untuk dapat satu poin itu atau bahkan mungkin mencoba mengalahkan kami. Kami harus mengerahkan kekuatan yang sama."

"Itu pertandingan yang sulit buat kedua tim. Tapi kami akan berada di sana dengan kepercayaan diri dari Minggu terakhir (laga kontra Chelsea) di mana kami tampil bagus dan kami butuh penampilan lain seperti itu," tegas Fergie.

( din / roz )

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Diduga Ada Konspirasi di Balik Kisruh KN-Komding

Posted: 13 May 2011 10:14 AM PDT

Sabtu, 14/05/2011 00:14 WIB

Diduga Ada Konspirasi di Balik Kisruh KN-Komding
Rossi Finza Noor - detiksport

Jakarta - Oleh Komite Normalisasi (KN), nasib George Toisutta dan Arifin Panigoro (GT-AP) sudah lama tamat. Namun, bagi para pendukungnya belum. Dugaan pun muncul bahwa, penolakan itu hanya berdasar ketidaksukaan personal saja.

Sejak lama, KN dengan tegas telah menolak pencalonan GT-AP setelah FIFA menyatakan keduanya, bersama dengan Nurdin Halid dan Nirwan Bakrie, tiadk boleh mencalonkan diri lagi. Tapi, tak semua setuju dengan keputusan itu.

Di sini muncullah sebuah kelompok bernama Kelompok 78 yang dengan gigih memperjuangkan nasib GT-AP. Mereka menyebut, FIFA tidak punya alasan jelas atas penolakan kedua orang tersebut sehingga mereka merasa keduanya masih layak untuk mencalonkan diri.

Keadaan pun makin bertambah rumit setelah Komite Banding, yang sama seperti KN, juga dibentuk FIFA, memutuskan untuk meloloskan GT-AP. Kelompok 78 boleh senang, tapi keputusan itu akhirnya juga tak dianggap oleh KN.

Pro dan kontra pun terus bermunculan. Bob Hippy, ketua tim sukses GT-AP, mengaku menyayangkan keadaan ini.

Di mata Bob, KN dan Komding seharusnya bisa bekerjasama, mengingat kedua kelompok sama-sama dibentuk oleh FIFA. Maka, ketika yang terjadi justru sebaliknya, Bob pun menilai bahwa ada konspirasi di sini.

"Ada satu hal-hal di luar sana yang benar-benar terjadi. Ada konspirasi," ujarnya kepada detikSport.

"Konspirasi apa? Konspirasi bahwa ada ketidaksukaan terhadap pak George dan pak Arifin. Soalnya mereka tidak menjelaskan mengapa keduanya ditolak. Mereka tak memberikan alasan jelas."

Bob pun menyebut, saat ini yang bisa dilakukan adalah menunggu bagaimana jalannya kongres nanti. Apa pun keputusan yang dihasilkan dalam kongres tersebut, sebaiknya tak diganggu gugat.

"Tetap kita akan lihat, menuju kongres akan ke mana arahnya. Pemegang hak suara yang berperan di sini, bukan FIFA atau Komite Normalisasi lagi. Kalau mereka sudah memutuskan sesuatu, maka tak akan bisa dibantah lagi."

( roz / din )

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Kosmo Online - Sukan

Posted: 13 May 2011 11:19 AM PDT

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Kelantan ratah Gergasi Merah


Kelantan ratah Gergasi Merah

Kelantan ratah Gergasi Merah

PENYERANG Kelantan, Khalid Jamlus (kiri) diasak dua pemain Selangor, Mohd Buyamin Omar (tengah)) dan Yosri Derma Raju pada aksi separuh akhir pertama Piala FA di Stadium Shah Alam malam tadi.

KELANTAN boleh dikatakan sudah hampir pasti layak ke final Piala FA setelah membelasah teruk Selangor 5-1 pada separuh akhir pertama di Stadium Shah Alam malam tadi.

Dua jaringan Ramzul Zahini Adenan serta satu gol menerusi kapten, Badhri Radzi, Nurul Azwan Roya dan Norshahrul Idlan Talaha memastikan bekalan selesa Kelantan untuk separuh akhir kedua di Kota Bharu, Isnin ini.

Di hadapan 10,000 penyokong Selangor dan 20,000 penyokong Kelantan, pasukan pelawat tidak perlu menunggu lama untuk gol pertama pada minit ke-10 apabila Ramzul menolak masuk bola muntah selepas dua percubaan awal Nurul Azwan dan Norshahrul gagal ditangkap kemas penjaga gol Selangor, Saiful Amar Sudar.

Kelantan terus garang apabila berjaya menambah gol kedua juga menerusi Ramzul yang pantas menyambut hantaran Norshahrul hasil sepakan percuma Badhri pada minit ke-40.

Tiga minit kemudian, Kelantan mendapat gol ketiga menerusi Ba- dhri yang mudah menolak masuk bola hantaran Nurul Azwan dari sebelah kiri.

Pada babak kedua, Kelantan memasukkan Khalid Jamlus bagi menggantikan Ramzul yang cedera pada minit ke-54 dan seminit kemudian, Selangor melakukan dua pertukaran serentak memasukkan Rudie Ramli dan Fitri Shazwan Raduwan menggantikan Fadzli Saari dan Hardi Jaafar.

Namun kegarangan Kelantan sukar dibendung apabila mereka berjaya menambah gol keempat menerusi penyudah Nurul Azwan hasil serangan balas pada minit ke-67.

Gol kelima pula menyusul pada minit ke-71 selepas Norshahrul tenang menyudahkan lorongan Khalid.

Jurulatih Selangor, K. Devan akhirnya mengeluarkan Saiful Amar dan memasukkan penjaga gol simpanan, Iqbal Suhaimi pada minit ke-74 bagi mengelakkan gawang mereka terus dibolosi.

Rekod cemerlang penjaga gol Kelantan, Khairul Fahmi Che Mat yang gawangnya tidak dibolosi sepanjang lima perlawanan berturut-turut musnah apabila Amri Yahyah meledak gol tunggal Sela- ngor pada minit ke-90.

Dalam satu lagi aksi separuh akhir pertama, Terengganu menewaskan Pahang 3-2 di Kuantan.

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United mahu lebur rekod Liverpool


United mahu lebur rekod Liverpool

United mahu lebur rekod Liverpool

MANCHESTER - Selepas 25 tahun bergelar pengurus Manchester United, impian Alex Ferguson untuk meleburkan rekod 18 kejuaraan Liga Perdana England milik Liverpool mungkin akan menjadi realiti malam ini.

Setelah mempamerkan aksi bertenaga ketika menewaskan Chelsea 2-1 di Old Traf- ford minggu lalu, United kini hanya memerlukan seri apabila bertemu Blackburn malam ini untuk mengesahkan kejuaraan liga buat kali ke-19.

United musim ini dikatakan kurang mantap musim ini jika dibandingkan dengan skuad- skuad juara terdahulu yang pernah dibimbing Ferguson sepanjang tempoh 25 tahun lalu.

Namun bagi pemain veteran United, Ryan Giggs yang merupakan satu-satunya pemain yang menjadi anggota pasukan United sepanjang memenangi 11 kejuaraan di bawah Ferguson, mereka langsung tidak terjejas dengan kritikan tersebut.

"Secara jujur, ia langsung tidak mengganggu fokus kami. Memang kami akui sepanjang separuh pertama musim ini, kami tidak beraksi dengan baik tetapi masih mampu meraih keputusan cemerlang.

"Pada saingan pusingan kedua musim ini iaitu selepas perayaan Krismas, kami mula mempamerkan aksi yang lebih baik dan ia diiringi keputusan yang baik.

"Kami telah beraksi dalam beberapa perlawanan dengan begitu hebat, sama ada di pentas Eropah mahupun liga domestik. Jadi kami tak peduli apa orang kata dan kami tahu kualiti yang kami miliki," kata Giggs.

Sementara itu, Ferguson berkata, beliau yakin para pemainnya tidak akan mempersia-siakan mata yang diperlu- kan mereka untuk bergelar juara pada baki dua perlawa- nan terakhir ini.

"Saya kenal para pemain dan mereka tidak akan menghancurkan harapan semua. Kami pasti akan mendapat mata pada dua perlawanan ini. Satu kejutan seandainya kami gagal.

"Kami hanya perlu satu mata dan aksi terakhir bertemu Blackpool akan berlangsung di laman sendiri," jelas Ferguson. - AFP

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ASEAN serius


ASEAN serius

ASEAN serius

KEMENTERIAN Luar akan mengadakan mesyuarat dengan pelbagai pihak pada minggu depan bagi membincangkan hasrat ASEAN untuk membida menjadi tuan rumah Kejohanan Bola Sepak Piala Dunia pada tahun 2030.

Menurut satu kenyataan daripada kementerian berkenaan semalam, antara pihak yang akan terlibat dalam perbincangan tersebut ialah Persekutuan Bola Sepak ASEAN (AFF), Persatuan Bola Sepak Malaysia (FAM), Kementerian Belia dan Sukan serta agensi berkaitan.

"Mesyuarat itu adalah lanjutan daripada inisiatif Menteri-Menteri Luar ASEAN semasa Sidang Kemuncak ASEAN ke-18 di Jakarta pada minggu lepas yang mahu mengadakan kajian komprehensif dan bekerjasama dengan AFF bagi merealisa- sikan bidaan ASEAN untuk menjadi tuan rumah Piala Dunia 2030," jelas kenyataan tersebut.

Idea untuk bidaan bersama bagi 10 negara ASEAN menjadi penganjur Piala Dunia 2030 tercetus pada Sidang Kemuncak Menteri- Menteri Luar ASEAN di Lombok, Indonesia, Januari lepas.

Pada sidang itu, Malaysia diserahkan tugas untuk mengemukakan kertas kerja berhubung cadangan tersebut yang turut mendapat sokongan daripada AFF.

Kertas kerja awal mengenai bidaan tersebut kemudian dibentangkan oleh Timbalan Menteri Belia dan Sukan, Datuk Razali Ibrahim kepada AFF pada April. – Bernama

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Posted: 13 May 2011 11:04 AM PDT


Ferguson Jamin Chicharito Lawan Blackburn

Posted: 13 May 2011 05:40 PM PDT

MANCHESTER, KOMPAS.com - Manajer Manchester United (MU) menyatakan akan menurunkan penyerang Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez ikut melawan Blackburn Rovers, akhir pekan ini. Jika MU mengakhiri pertandingan sebagai juara Premier League, Ferguson mengatakan, "Chicharito" akan diistirahatkan.

"Begitu mendapatkan kesempatan tampil di Piala Emas, Javier akan mendapatkan istirahat yang dibutuhkan," ujar Ferguson.

"Penampilannya dalam sesi latihan dan pertandingan menunjukkan tak ada kelelahan sama sekali, tetapi kami akan terus memantau itu."

"Jika kami mendapat hasil besok, ia akan mendapatkan istirahat. Jika tidak, ia akan bermain pekan depannya," tambahnya.

MU sudah melakoni 36 dari 38 pertandingan Premier League musim ini. Setelah melawan Blackburn, mereka akan menghadapi Blackpool pada 22 Mei.

Jika bermain seri dengan Blackburn, MU akan memastikan diri menjuarai Premier League, mengingat saat ini mereka menguasai klasemen dengan keunggulan enam angka dari pesaing terdekat, Chelsea, yang juga sudah bermain 36 kali.

Selesai dengan Premier League, MU masih akan menghadapi Barcelona, di final Liga Champions, di Stadion Wembley, 28 Mei mendatang.

Bagi Chicharito, setelah final Liga Champions, ia berpeluang membela Meksiko di Piala Emas, yang akan berlangsung di Amerika Serikat pada 5-25 Juni mendatang. Juara turnamen ini akan mendapatkan tiket Piala Konfederasi 2013 Brasil. (SUN)

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Reina Sempat Ragukan Liverpool

Posted: 13 May 2011 05:19 PM PDT

LIVERPOOL, KOMPAS.com — Kiper Liverpool, Pepe Reina, mengakui, dirinya sempat ragu dengan masa depan Liverpool dan itu membuatnya berpikir untuk meninggalkan Anfield. Namun, setelah melihat kemajuan Liverpool belakangan ini, keraguan itu hilang.

Kemajuan Liverpool tak lepas dari keputusan klub mengganti Pelatih Roy Hodgson dengan Kenny Dalglish, sekitar akhir tahun lalu. Dalglish membuat Liverpool yang sempat keluar dari sepuluh besar menjadi bertengger di peringkat kelima.

Awalnya, Dalglish hanya dikontrak sampai akhir musim ini. Namun, belum lama ini, Liverpool telah mengikatnya dengan kontrak untuk masa tiga musim.

"Aku melihat ke depan untuk musim berikutnya. Aku selalu berkata demikian. Tentu saja ada sedikit keraguan pada bulan Desember dan Januari karena kami tak berada di posisi seperti sekarang," ujar Reina.

"Sekarang kami punya berita bagus dengan perpanjangan kontrak Manajer Kenny Dalglish, Steve Clarke, dan semua staf pelatih. Kami sekarang menuju ke arah yang benar dan kami optimistis. Aku pikir dengan membuat langkah yang tepat, kami semua bisa melihat perbedaan antara sekarang dan nanti. Itu kenapa sekarang kami optimistis tentang masa depan dan melihat ke depan," sambungnya. (SCN)

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NST Online: Sports

Posted: 13 May 2011 09:42 AM PDT

NST Online: Sports

Sportcheck: Scholarships for talented juniors

Posted: 12 May 2011 05:19 PM PDT

Devinder Singh

   CIMB Foundation’s chief executive officer Datuk Mohd Shukri Hussin (back row, third from right) and to his right,  chairperson Tan Sri Datuk Seri Siti Norma Yaacob with   the  recipients of the CIMB Foundation's sports scholarship yesterday. —  Picture by Hazreen  Mohamad

CIMB Foundation's chief executive officer Datuk Mohd Shukri Hussin (back row, third from right) and to his right, chairperson Tan Sri Datuk Seri Siti Norma Yaacob with the recipients of the CIMB Foundation's sports scholarship yesterday. — Picture by Hazreen Mohamad

SQUASH players Ng Eain Yow and Rachel Arnold were among 18 recipients of CIMB Foundation's sports scholarship, a scheme aimed at talented juniors who compete in sport development programmes funded by the foundation.

Six players each from the sport of golf, football and squash became the first batch of reci1pients yesterday under the Sports Scholarship Scheme, which carries a value of RM10,000 for each scholarship.

The close partnership between CIMB Foundation and the Squash Racquets Association of Malaysia is already bearing fruit after Eain Yow won the British Junior Open Under-13 boys' title in January while Andrea Lee was runner-up in the girls' Under-13 event.

Rachel Arnold, 15, is striving to be the top national squash junior in the country having reached the Asian Junior Championship Under-15 semi-finals last year and winning a leg of the CIMB National Junior Circuit Under-17 event this year.

The younger sister of national No 3 Delia said the award of the scholarship will motivate her to excel at her next tournament, the Milo All Stars Junior Chamoionship starting on May 30.

"I'm really proud to have been picked for this scholarship. I've worked hard in training and I think if I train harder I can keep this award," said Rachel after the scholarship presentation in Kuala Lumpur yesterday.

"I'm injured now after twisting my ankle in training but I should be back on court soon to start training for the Milo All Stars where I hope to at least finish in the top four so that I can make the team for the World Junior Championships."

For YFA-Bintang Muda football academy technical director N. Radhakrishnan, the award for six of his boys comes just in time ahead of the Under-12 team's Sultan Ahmad Shah Cup final against PKNS in Cheras on Sunday.

"We made the final for the first time this year and I think CIMB are very happy with us. The final is a big occasion for us especially given our rivalry with PKNS," said Radhakrishnan.

CIMB Foundation chief executive Datuk Shukri Hussin said each recipient will be evaluated after a year to determine if they should have their scholarship extended.

"The tenure is for one year only and there is no automatic renewal. This creates competition and a performance-based environment to maintain their edge.

"This scholarship is the first step on the road to success and we will review each scholar after the one-year had lapsed," said Shukri in his speech.

The recipients -- Squash: Ng Eain Yow, Andrea Lee, Fareez Izwan Mokhtar, S. Sivasangari, Rachel Arnold, Zoey Foo.

Golf: Aaerishna Shahsty Balakrishna, Ervin Chang, Loy Hee Ying, Paul San, Nuralissa Abdullah, Siti Zulaika Shaari.

Football: M. Varadhan, Mohd Nor Ikhwan, Aidil Haziq Daman Huri, Fawzal Abdul Muthalib, Hadin Azman, Muhammad Aiman.

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Football: Young Tigers claw back to win

Posted: 12 May 2011 05:17 PM PDT

Zainuddin Muhammad

T-Team goalkeeper  Mohd Syamsuri Mustaffa fights for the ball against Young Tigers A in their Super League match yesterday. Young Tigers won 3-1. — Rozainah Zakaria

T-Team goalkeeper Mohd Syamsuri Mustaffa fights for the ball against Young Tigers A in their Super League match yesterday. Young Tigers won 3-1. — Rozainah Zakaria

YOUNG Tigers A rallied from conceding an early goal to run out 3-1 winners over nine-man T-Team in a Super League match at the Sultan Ismail Nasiruddin Shah Stadium yesterday.

Fandi Othman and Syahrul Azwari Ibrahim, with a brace, scored in the second half to lift the Tigers to sixth in the table on 26 points as T-Team self-destructed in spectacular fashion.

T-Team coach Yunus Alif, who is on a three-game probation to save his job as side flounders in ninth place, was at first relieved to see his captain Rosdi Talib head in Zairo Anuar Zailani's corner for an eighth-minute lead.

Playing in the evening without defender Subri Sulong and striker Haris Safwan Kamal, T-Team appeared to have the measure of the Tigers in the opening 20 minutes as they looked organised and dangerous going forward.

It prompted Tigers coach Ong Kim Swee to send in winger Wan Zack Haikal Wan Nor for Wan Zaharulnizam Wan Zakaria in a bid to penetrate the T-Team defence.

The change almost paid off immediately when in the 28th minute Wan Zack's effort was just inches wide off the post and with the visitors growing in confidence, they nearly forced T-Team's Azizi Matt Rose to score an own goal in the 38th minute in his attempt to clear Irfan Fazail's cross.

Things took a turn for the worse for T-Team after the break when right-back Shazlan Alias was dismissed in the 59th minute for a second bookable offence and the Tigers capitalised on their numerical advantage to equalise through a Fandi volley seven minutes later.

After Tigers striker Izzaq Faris Ramlan had a goal ruled out for offside in the 79th minute, his replacement Syahrul Azwari pounced on a loose ball four minutes later to strike from close range.

Zairo received his marching orders in the 89th minute to leave his side down to nine men before Syahrul Azwari added another for 3-1 in stoppage time.

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KOMPAS.com - Olahraga

Posted: 13 May 2011 09:04 AM PDT

KOMPAS.com - Olahraga

Mesin Moto3 Diluncurkan di Barcelona

Posted: 13 May 2011 03:19 PM PDT

Mesin Moto3 Diluncurkan di Barcelona

Aloysius Gonsaga Angi Ebo | Jumat, 13 Mei 2011 | 22:19 WIB

KOMPAS.com — Contoh mesin Moto3 akan diperkenalkan secara resmi untuk kali pertama selama GP Catalan bulan Juni mendatang. Demikian pernyataan Honda Racing Corporation, yang mendapat kepercayaan sebagai pemasok tunggal mesin kelas tersebut.

Honda Racing Corporation (HRC) sudah mengembangkan mesin empat-tak NSF250R sebagai pengganti mesin 125 cc, yang mulai musim 2012 tak dipakai lagi. Pasalnya, kelas 125 cc akan berganti nama menjadi Moto3, mengikuti jejak Moto2 (pengganti kelas 150 cc), yang musim lalu melakukan debutnya. Mesin baru itu akan dipamerkan di Sirkuit Barcelona pada 2 Juni.

"Mesin ini memiliki performa tinggi, ringan dan kompak, mewarisi elemen-elemen penting dari RS125R, dan akan memungkinkan para pengendaranya merasakan kenyamanan yang sama sambil mempelajari dasar-dasarnya menuju kelas premier, kelas penyedia pebalap masa depan di MotoGP," demikian pernyataan HRC.

Hadirnya Moto3 akan mengakhiri era kelas 125 cc yang menjadi salah satu kategori orisinal ketika balapan motor dimulai pada tahun 1949.

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Popsivo Perlebar Jalan ke Final

Posted: 13 May 2011 02:29 PM PDT

JAKARTA, KOMPAS.com — Tim putri Jakarta Popsivo Polwan bangkit dari ketertinggalan untuk mengalahkan Jakarta TNI AU, 3-1 (23-25, 25-19, 25-16, 25-14). Kemenangan itu membuat mereka semakin dekat menuju final Sampoerna Hijau Voli Proliga 2011.

Dalam pertandingan putaran kedua final four di Hall Basket Gelora Bung Karno, Jakarta, Jumat (13/5/2011), Popsivo mempertahankan rekor belum terkalahkan setelah pada putaran pertama di Malang, pekan lalu, mereka memenangi ketiga pertandingan babak empat besar.

Rita Kurniati dan kawan-kawan tertinggal sejak pertandingan dimulai dan tidak mampu mengatasi sehingga kehilangan set pertama 23-25. Namun, mereka bangkit untuk memimpin 10-5 pada set kedua sebelum TNI AU menyamakan kedudukan 12-12. Setelah itu, mereka terus memimpin untuk menyamakan kedudukan masing-masing satu set.

Setelah itu, percaya diri tim asuhan M Ansori tersebut muncul kembali untuk memenangi dua set berikutnya.

"Sejak awal saya katakan kepada anak-anak, 'tolong konsentrasi' karena satu kemenangan lagi kita akan ke final," kata Ansori seusai pertandingan.

"Namun, pada set pertama mungkin mereka tegang karena disuruh menang, akhirnya malah permainan mereka tidak berkembang. Baru setelah set kedua bisa berkembang," tambahnya.

Selanjutnya Ansori mengatakan, meskipun sudah hampir memastikan tiket ke final, timnya tetap akan berjuang untuk memenangi dua pertandingan tersisa.

"Kami tetap akan fight untuk menjaga performa dan memperbaiki yang masih kurang untuk persiapan ke final," katanya.

Untuk memastikan tempat di final, Popsivo tinggal menunggu laga antara Jakarta Electric PLN dan Gresik Petrokimia, yang digelar pada partai ketiga, Jumat. Bila Petrokimia kalah, sudah pasti Popsivo akan melangkah ke final. Namun, bila menang, kepastian masih akan ditentukan pada laga berikutnya.

Sementara itu, TNI AU yang belum meraih satu kemenangan pun pada babak empat besar sudah pasti tersingkir dari perburuan gelar.

Pada bagian putra, tim Palembang Bank Sumsel meraih kemenangan kedua pada final four dengan menundukkan Jakarta Electric PLN, 3-0 (25-23, 25-22, 25-22).

Pelatih Bank Sumsel Masyhudi mengatakan, kemenangan tiga set langsung itu di luar dugaan karena mereka sebelumnya kalah di Semarang dan Malang. "Ini adalah anugerah terindah," katanya.

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Sindikasi sport.okezone.com

Posted: 13 May 2011 03:34 AM PDT

Sindikasi sport.okezone.com

Kasus Korupsi, Wisma Atlet Jalan Terus!

Posted: 13 May 2011 03:06 AM PDT

PALEMBANG - Di tengah terpaan kasus korupsi yang menjerat Sekretaris Menteri Pemuda dan Olahraga Andi Alfian Mallarangeng, Wafid Muharam, proyek pembangunan Wisma Atlet untuk South East Asia (SEA) Games XXVI 2011 berjalan lancar di Jakabaring Sport City Complex (JSCC), Palembang.
Kasus suap yang terus bergulir bak bola panas ditangani Komisi Pemberantasan Korupsi (KPK) sama sekali tidak mengganggu proyek Wisma Atlet. Proses pengerjaan pasangan keramik untuk Blok A-B-C kini mulai dirampungkan.
"Progres fisik sudah mencapai 54 persen dan pengerjaan item pasangan keramik dilakukan di lantai Mess untuk Blok A-B-C," ungkap Mumu Mulyadi, Manajer Proyek Wisma Atlet, kepada pers, Jumat (13/5/2011).
Mumu menyebut, pekerjaan proyek saat ini difokuskan sampai tahapan keterselesaian, hingga pekerja ekstra hati-hati melakukannya. Sedangkan tahap pengerjaan struktur telah selesai, tinggal menyekat kamar per kamar, mengecat, dan memasang keramik saja.
"Karena sudah mendekati finising, kami harus semakin teliti bekerja," tutur Mumu, yang tidak ambil pusing dengan kasus korupsi yang menjerat Sesmenpora.


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Hamilton: Peraturan Baru Lebih Menghibur

Posted: 13 May 2011 01:00 AM PDT

WOKING – Sejumlah peraturan baru yang diterapkan FIA, musim 2011 menuai kritik. Tapi sebagian menganggapnya cukup berhasil karena membuat balapan Formula One (F1) menjadi lebih seru.

Pihak pengkritik menilai overtaking menjadi lebih mudah dan artifisial, setelah FIA memperkenalkan ban Pirelli, DRS (Drag Reduction System) dan mengizinkan kembali pemakaian KERS. Seperti diketahui, balapan di GP Turki mencatat rekor F1 baru, karena terjadi overtaking sebanyak 126 kali dan pit stop sebanyak 82 kali.

Lewis Hamilton berada di sisi yang memberikan dukungan pada FIA. Menurutnya setiap upaya untuk membuat balapan menjadi menarik perlu disambut positif. Sejauh ini dia merasa tidak keberatan dengan sejumlah peraturan baru.

"Saya nyaman menggunakan KERS dan DRS. Itu membuat balapan lebih menghibur bagi pembalap dan fans. Saya kira apa pun yang membuat balapan lebih menarik harus disambut, dan kita telah melihat empat seri musim ini berlangsung menarik," ujar pembalap McLaren itu, dikutip Planet F1, Jumat (13/5/2011).

"Tentu saja tidak ada yang terus menerus menang, dan kadang kala sistem itu merugikan karena membuat posisi kita mudah terancam.Tapi secara umum, saya menyukai perubahan peraturan tahun ini," tambah Hamilton yang sempat naik podium utama di China namun finis keempat di Istanbul Park.


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Berita Harian: Sukan

Posted: 13 May 2011 01:36 AM PDT

Berita Harian: Sukan

Ibarat final

Posted: 12 May 2011 01:06 PM PDT


Pertembungan separuh akhir Selangor-Kelantan seperti buku bertemu ruas

IBARAT final tetapi berdasarkan rekod tiga perlawanan lalu, pentas separuh akhir pertama Piala FA di antara Selangor dan Kelantan di Stadium Shah Alam malam ini, seharusnya memihak barisan Pantai Timur itu.

Namun ia hanya perkiraan di atas kertas dan Gergasi Merah yang dibarisi pemain kebangsaan dan berpengalaman, pasti enggan terus dibayangi kehebatan Red Warriors terutama selepas kejayaan menjuarai Piala FA kali kelima, dua tahun lalu apabila mengecewakan lawan berkenaan menerusi penentuan penalti pada final. Namun kebangkitan Kelantan yang bergelar juara Piala Malaysia buat kali pertama musim lalu menyaksikan Selangor bagai hilang arah termasuk apabila tewas dua kali selepas itu, baik di laman sendiri atau gelanggang lawan.

Pada aksi suku akhir Piala Malaysia tahun lalu, Selangor sekadar seri di Shah Alam dan tewas 3-0 ketika berkunjung ke kubu kuat Kelantan - Stadium Sultan Mohamad Ke-IV, dan tewas lagi 2-0 pada perlawanan sumbangsih pembukaan Liga Super, Piala Sultan Ahmad Shah.

Terbaru mereka tewas 0-1 dalam perlawanan liga di Kota Bharu akhir bulan lalu, sedikit sebanyak menjejaskan kehebatan skuad K Devan walaupun kini berada di persada Liga Super dengan 42 mata, dua mata di depan Kelantan.

Dalam satu lagi pentas separuh akhir Piala FA, dua jiran Pantai Timur, Pahang dan Terengganu turut berentap di Stadium Darulmakmur dengan masing-masing terdesak memburu kejuaraan kali kedua - Pahang pada 2006 dan Terengganu pada 2000.

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Era kegemilangan Barcelona

Posted: 12 May 2011 12:49 PM PDT


BARCELONA membuktikan mereka adalah kuasa kelab dunia apabila meraikan gelaran ketiga berturut-turut Liga Sepanyol kelmarin - gelanggang sama yang memulakan kebangkitan kelab Catalan itu tujuh tahun lalu.

Keputusan seri 1-1 Barcelona di Ciutat de Valencia yang menjadi gelanggang Levante, membolehkan barisan Pep Guardiola meraih gelaran liga kelima sejak 2005 dan yang ke-21 dalam sejarah panjang 111 tahun kelab itu, menerusi tandukan Seydou Keita pada minit ke-28 sebelum penyerang Levante, Felipe Caicedo menyamakan kedudukan pada minit ke-40.

"Setiap gelaran liga sukar dimenangi," kata Guardiola. "Kini masa untuk menikmatinya." Pada 2005, barisan Barcelona dikemudi Frank Rijkaard seri 1-1 hasil jaringan penyamaan Samuel Eto'o untuk mengesahkan gelaran liga pertama selepas lima tahun. sebelum bermula era yang menyaksikan dua trofi Liga Juara-Juara, lima gelaran Liga Sepanyol, satu Piala Kelab Dunia dan Copa del Rey.

Tujuh tahun berlalu dan Barca masih mengekalkan lima pemain - Lionel Messi, Xavi, Andres Iniesta, Carles Puyol dan Victor Valdes.

"Tanpa pemain ini, penguasaan Barcelona pasti tidak akan wujud," kata Guardiola yang menjulang gelaran liga ketiga untuk kelab yang pernah mewarnai kariernya sebagai pemain.

"Mereka bekerja keras setiap hari dan gelaran ini adalah hasilnya." Real Madrid, yang memegang rekod 31 gelaran liga, menamatkan saingan sebagai naib juara buat musim ketiga berturut-turut bersama pengurus baru Jose Mourinho.

Dengan gelaran liga sudah disahkan walaupun berbaki dua perlawanan, Barca kini mengalihkan tumpuan bagi final Liga Juara-Juara menentang Manchester United di Wembley, 28 Mei ini untuk melengkapkan era gemilangnya. – Agensi

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Harian Metro: Arena

Posted: 13 May 2011 01:36 AM PDT

Harian Metro: Arena

Asean tak putus asa

Posted: 12 May 2011 12:45 PM PDT

WALAUPUN sukar, negara Asia Tenggara masih mahu meneruskan hasrat membida mendapatkan hak selaku tuan rumah Piala Dunia 2030 selepas mendapat lampu hijau daripada pemimpin rantau ini selepas mereka mengadakan pertemuan pada sidang Sidang Kemuncak Asean Ke-18 di Jakarta baru-baru ini.

Kesepakatan itu sekali gus menunjukkan komitmen semua 10 negara Asean untuk merangka pelan lebih komprehensif dalam proses pembidaan itu biarpun perjalanan merealisasikan impian besar itu masih jauh.

Apatah lagi hasrat untuk membawa kejohanan bola sepak paling berprestij buat kali pertama ke rantau ini bukan mudah apatah lagi ia membabitkan penganjuran bersama.

Ia pernah dijelaskan sendiri Presiden Fifa, Datuk Seri Sepp Blatter dalam laporan Arena Metro, Mac lalu yang menyaksikan beliau menyifatkan idea tuan rumah bersama Piala Dunia hasil cetusan idea Menteri Luar Asean, sukar dilaksanakan.

Ini kerana katanya, Fifa lebih berminat menerima bidaan sebuah negara penganjur saja selepas Korea Selatan dan Jepun menjadi tuan rumah bersama pada 2002.

Namun begitu Asean tetap melihat idea ini sebagai platform terbaik dalam mengeratkan hubungan serta penyatuan di kalangan rakyat rantau ini yang mempunyai populasi 600 juta penduduk.

Ketua Pengarah Sekretariat Kebangsaan Asean Malaysia Kementerian Luar Negeri, Ahmad Shahizan Abd Samad berkata, langkah pertama yang akan diambil adalah membentuk satu jawatankuasa khas untuk merangka strategi terbaik untuk melakukan pembidaan.

"Kami akan bermesyuarat minggu depan bersama dengan wakil FAM (Persatuan Bola Sepak Malaysia), AFF (Persekutuan Bola Sepak Asean) dan juga KBS (Kementerian Belia dan Sukan).

"Menerusi mesyuarat ini kami akan membentuk satu jawatankuasa untuk merancang model terbaik bagi proses pembidaan itu. Kami akan melihat proses-proses yang akan diambil dalam membuat bidaan serta tempoh masa yang akan diambil," katanya yang dihubungi Arena Metro semalam.

Rancangan Asean menjadi penganjur bersama Piala Dunia 2030 pada mulanya dibangkitkan pada mesyuarat Menteri Luar Asean di Lombok Januari lalu kemudiannya mendapat sokongan AFF yang kini diterajui Sultan Ahmad Shah.

Malah, sokongan padu juga disuarakan Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak bersama rakan sejawatnya pada Sidang Kemuncak Asean minggu lalu.

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Bujang Senang mahu libas PKNS

Posted: 12 May 2011 12:40 PM PDT

KELETIHAN berikutan jadual perlawanan agak ketat tidak menghalang hajat skuad 'Ngap Sayot' daripada mencapai impian menjadi pasukan pertama meleburkan rekod tanpa kalah PKNS Selangor di Stadium MBPJ, petang ini.

Sekalipun kemenangan memihak Sarawak, keputusan perlawanan tidak akan menggugat kedudukan PKNS yang selesa dengan kelebihan enam mata di takhta liga.

Namun bagi Sarawak, kemenangan amat diperlukan bagi mengukuhkan kedudukan di tangga kedua bagi mencerahkan peluang kembali beraksi di Liga Super musim depan.

"Walaupun pemain keletihan kerana terpaksa melalui tiga perlawanan dalam tempoh 10 hari, kemenangan ke atas PKNS esok (hari ini) amat penting. Ini kerana saya mahu Sarawak menjadi pasukan pertama meleburkan rekod tanpa kalah wakil Selangor itu musim ini," kata jurulatih Robert Alberts Sebelum ini jadual perlawanan ketat menggusarkannya yang menyaksikan Sarawak seri 1-1 dengan Sime Darby sebelum menang ke atas SDM Kepala Batas 3-0.

"Keadaan ini meletihkan pemain tapi saya berharap mereka akan kekal cergas berdepan PKNS nanti," katanya.

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Republika Online

Posted: 13 May 2011 01:30 AM PDT

Republika Online

Duh.. Ditinggal Para Pemainnya, PS Bengkulu Terancam Bubar

Posted: 13 May 2011 01:22 AM PDT

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID,BENGKULU - Persatuan Sepak Bola (PS) Bengkulu terancam bubar karena sebagian besar pemainnya keluar akibat tidak dibayar gaji selama tujuh bulan.

"Kami tinggal menunggu pembayaran gaji dari Manajer PS Bengkulu, Hakman Novi. Setelah itu dibayar, seluruh pemain mau pulang ke daerah dan negara masing-masing," kata kiper PS Bengkulu, Burhanuddin, Jumat (13/5).

Kalau memang Manajer PS Bengkulu berat membayar gaji pemain sebanyak 26 orang selama tujuh bulan itu, bayar saja untuk gaji tiga bulan sehingga para pemain bisa pulang ke daerah masing-masing. Dari 26 pemain itu, sebanyak 19 di antaranya akan pulang kampung. Itu termasuk dua orang pemain asing, yaitu In kwan Yu (Korea Selatan) dan Pieter Lampade (Nigeria). Sedanggkan, lainnya mau pulang ke daerah di luar Bengkulu.

Para pemain itu mengaku sudah melaporkan masalah tersebut ke Komisi IV DPRD Provinsi Bengkulu. Mereka juga sudah bertemu Ketua Pengurus Cabang Persatuan Sepak Bola Seluruh Indonesia (PSSI), Kurnia Utama, yang juga Ketua DPRD Provinsi Bengkulu. Namun, tetap saja tidak ada solusi dari manajer.

Burhanuddin menilai manajemen PS Bengkulu nampaknya besar, tapi tidak ada struktur organisasi dan profesional. ''Saya lihat organisasinya sudah tidak beraktivitas lagi. Meja dan kursinya juga tidak ada,'' katanya. ''Manajemen PS Bengkulu tidak profesional sehingga persoalanya tidak kunjung selesai. Seharusnya manajemen duduk bersama dulu agar bisa menyelesaikan persolan para pemain.''

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Waw.. AC Milan Cari Bibit Pemain di Bandung

Posted: 13 May 2011 01:11 AM PDT

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID,BANDUNG - Sekitar 1.000 atlet muda belia berusia 10-16 tahun di Kota Bandung akan mengikuiti seleksi Indonesian All Star Team Challenge 2011 yang digagas The AC Milan Junior Camp pada Sabtu dan Ahad mendatang. Proses seleksi para pemain sepak bola usia muda yang dipsonsori oleh Pertamina itu akan digelar di Stadion Persib Kota Bandung. Acara dipandu oleh pencari telenta pemain sepak bola di Indonesia.

"Proses seleksi pada akhir pekan ini juga digelar di Pekanbaru. Tujuannya untuk mencari 60 pemain muda yang diseleksi dari 10 kota di Indonesia," kata Managing Direktur Asia Sports Development (ASD), Indria Jamil, di Bandung, Jumat (13/5).

Program tersebut untuk memunculkan pemain muda yang akan tergabung dalam seleksi Milan Junior Camp di Bali pada Juni 2011. Kegiatan pembentukan tim tersebut diproyeksikan untuk melanjutkan sukses Indonesia All Star Team 2011 yang meraih juara pertama di Turnament Intesa San Paolo. Sebuah turnamen yang diselenggarakan AC Milan di Italia.

Ketujuh belas pemain muda berbakat yang terpilih oleh para pelatih AM Milan Academy itu berhasil mengalahkan Milan Junior Camp yang diikuti 30 negara. "Kegiatan ini menggali bakat pemain muda untuk bisa berkiprah di tingkat internasional. Keberhasilan tim tahun lalu merupakan pemacu untuk bisa meraih hasil yang lebih baik lagi tahun ini," kata Indria.

Sementara itu, program penjaringan telenta muda sepak bola nasional itu pertama kali melakukan "roadshow" di Jakarta pada 7-8 Mei 2011. Acara kemudian dilanjutkan di Bandung dan Pekanbaru pada 14-15 Mei. Setelah itu, acara digelar di Medan (21/5), Malang, Palembang, Balikpapan, Makasar dan Bali.

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The Malaysian Insider :: Sports

Posted: 12 May 2011 09:20 PM PDT

The Malaysian Insider :: Sports

Injured Tiger’s ‘Holy Grail’ of majors looks more distant

Posted: 12 May 2011 08:16 PM PDT

Woods reacts after hitting his second shot on the ninth hole during first-round play of the Players Championship golf tournament at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida on May 12, 2011. He withdrew through injury after slipping to six-over par after the opening nine holes. — Reuters pic

LOS ANGELES, May 13 — Tiger Woods has long targeted the record 18 majors won by his fellow American Jack Nicklaus but that goal became more elusive yesterday when he withdrew from the Players Championship because of injury.

It has been almost three years since Woods clinched the last of his 14 major titles and the prospect of adding any more in the near future dimmed as he dejectedly limped off after nine holes at the TPC Sawgrass.

Ever since his private life unravelled in sensational fashion at the end of 2009 and he tried to repair his crumbling marriage, Woods has struggled for form on the course.

Known for his extraordinary work ethic, he has been unable to practise as much as he would like because of family commitments and he has also been toiling with the fourth swing change of his professional career.

Aged only 35, Woods has already had four surgeries on his troublesome left knee and his latest injury setback comes at an inconvenient time with the second major of the year, the US Open, fast approaching.

Woods is a three-times winner of his national open and had initially planned to compete in last week's Quail Hollow Championship, the Players and then the June 2-5 Memorial tournament to complete his US Open build-up.

However, he was forced to pull out of Quail Hollow because of mild strains to his left knee and left Achilles' tendon and those same injuries led to his withdrawal from the Players yesterday.

Woods is rapidly running out of time in his preparations for the June 16-19 US Open at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Maryland.

"A medial collateral ligament sprain one would expect to heal typically within two to four weeks," sports medicine surgeon Dr. Robert Frederick told Reuters yesterday.

"More significant is what is going on in his knee and with the Achilles' tendon. Rest may heal the injuries but rest also keeps him from the course and the practice tee which allows him to prepare for such events.

"The chances of him getting back within the next couple of weeks to aggressively pursue practice rounds are probably not very promising."

Frederick, a doctor at the Rothman Institute at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia who is an assistant team physician for the Philadelphia Phillies and Philadelphia Flyers, was most concerned about Woods' knee.

"That left knee has had multiple surgeries and over time the arthritic changes become more of an issue," he said. "If arthritis is too severe, activity modifications, including diminishing time on the golf course, may have to be included."

Comfortably the best player of his generation and arguably of all time, Woods has slipped to eighth in the world rankings and has not won a tournament since the 2009 Australian Masters.

He has lost the aura of dominance he enjoyed while piling up his own tally of 14 majors and he can no longer count on being injury-free in his late thirties as he continues his bid to close in on his "Holy Grail", the Nicklaus mark.

However, Woods remains fully focused on achieving that aim.

"When I first started this (professional golf) at 20 years old, I certainly didn't think I would be at 14 (majors) by now," the American told Reuters earlier this year. "I am very happy to be where I am at but certainly I want a lot more.

"It took Jack a very long time, 20-plus years, to get to this point. Hopefully I can do that (surpass 18 majors)."

Perhaps the one burning question is for how much longer Woods is prepared to struggle out on the course where once he reigned supreme.

He has repeatedly said he would quit the game whenever he felt he was unable to compete at the highest level.

"For me it is very simple, it (the time to quit) is when my best isn't good enough any more," Woods told Reuters shortly before he won his most recent major at the 2008 US Open.

"I could not live with myself going out and practising and preparing as hard as I do and knowing that if I go out and play my best someone is just going to beat me.

"I am trying to prolong it, that early exit. One of the great things about our sport is you can play as long as you want. But do you want to play in mediocrity? That is the thing that I would have a hard time with." — Reuters

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Man charged over attack on Celtic manager Lennon

Posted: 12 May 2011 06:12 PM PDT

Lennon walks into the stadium before the Scottish Premier League 'Old Firm' match against Rangers at Ibrox Stadium in Glasgow, Scotland on April 24, 2011. — Reuters pic

LONDON, May 13 — A man suspected of attacking Celtic manager Neil Lennon during his team's match against Hearts appeared in court yesterday charged with assault.

Lennon, who has received death threats in the past and was sent a bullet in the post yesterday, was attacked near the dugout by a fan who ran from a stand housing Hearts' supporters during Wednesday's game before being wrestled away.

The incident occurred shortly after Gary Hooper scored Celtic's second goal four minutes into the second half of the match in Edinburgh which the Glasgow side eventually won 3-0.

John Wilson, 26, appeared at Edinburgh Sheriff Court where he was charged with breach of the peace aggravated by religious prejudice and assault aggravated by religious prejudice. He was remanded in custody.

Wilson was later banned for life by Hearts, who said they had taken the "severest action open to set the strongest possible deterrent.

"While not wanting to prejudge the outcome of the court case, all true Hearts fans will have been disgusted by what they witnessed," the statement added.

The attack was the latest in a succession of serious incidents involving Lennon, which have raised concerns about religious bigotry and sectarian violence particularly between fans of Celtic and their Glasgow city rivals Rangers.

The acrimony between Celtic, who have a predominantly Catholic fan base, and Rangers, whose supporters are mainly Protestant, is long-running and deep-seated.

"Last night's appalling attack on Neil Lennon brings shame on Scottish football and again highlights the fact that Scottish society must address fundamental and serious issues which lead to outrages of this kind," Celtic chief executive Peter Lawwell said in a statement.

Yesterday, a package had arrived at the club's home ground which appeared to contain ammunition, Lawwell added.

Media reports said it was another bullet which had been addressed to Lennon, a Northern Irish Catholic.

In January, packages, posted in Northern Ireland, containing bullets were sent to the Celtic manager and one of the team's players.

"Since moving here a decade ago, Neil Lennon has had to endure prejudice and violence both as a player and manager, having suffered no such problems elsewhere," Lawwell said.

Meanwhile, police said two men had been detained in connection with an investigation into parcel bombs sent to Lennon, and two of the club's high-profile fans.

Strathclyde Police said the men aged 41 and 43, were detained under the Explosives Substances Act 1883 after officers made dawn raids on a number of properties in Kilwinning, Ayrshire, southwest Scotland.

Last month police detectives said the parcel bombs could have caused "real harm."

Assistant manager Johan Mjallby told Celtic's official website (http://www.celtic.fc.net) that Lennon had been shocked by Wednesday's incident.

"It's a disgrace," he said. "He's had death threats and he's shaken right now. I have never seen anything like it.

"Neil's a strong character and he's coped with a lot this season and has still been able to work with this team and improve it, so we'll have to wait and see how he feels, but we're all desperate for him to continue doing his work." — Reuters

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Republika Online

Posted: 12 May 2011 07:21 PM PDT

Republika Online

DPRD Sumsel: Wisma Atlet SEA Games Masih Butuh Ratusan Miliar

Posted: 12 May 2011 04:37 AM PDT

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID,PALEMBANG - Pembangunan wisma atlet, yang akan digunakan pada SEA Games ke-26 di Palembang mendatang, masih membutuhkan dana tambahan untuk melengkapi sejumlah fasilitas kelengkapan. Dana untuk melengkapi fasilitas di wisma atlet SEA Games itu cukup besar.

Wakil Ketua DPRD Sumatera Selatan, Djauhari, menyebutkan fasilitas yang perlu dilengkapi di wisma atlet SEA Games itu seperti meja, kursi, lemari pakaian, tempat tidur dan lainnya. ''Dana yang diperlukan untuk melengkapi sejumlah fasilitas itu bisa mencapai ratusan miliar,'' Kata Djauhari.

Untuk pembangunan wisma atlet itu sendiri, Djauhari mengatakan dananya berasal dari APBN. Sedangkan, fasilitasnya kemungkinan diusulkan dalam APBD perubahan Sumsel tahun 2011.

Mengenai berapa besar anggaran yang diusulkan pihak eksekutif dalam APBD perubahan tahun 2011, ia belum mengetahuinya. Sementara, pembahasan APBD perubahan tahun 2011 itu sendiri baru dilaksanakan setelah pembahasan laporan pertanggungjawaban gubernur tahun 2010.

''Pembahasan laporan keterangan pertanggungjawaban gubernur tahun 2010 itu baru dapat dilaksanakan setelah Badan Pemeriksa Keuangan melakukan audit,'' katanya. ''Jadi, masih menunggu hasil audit BPK selesai, baru bisa melakukan pembahasan APBD perubahan tahun 2011 dan paling cepat Juli dilaksanakan.''

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Atlet Pencak Silat Indonesia Berlatih di China

Posted: 12 May 2011 04:29 AM PDT

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID,SEMARANG - Pesilat pelatnas direncanakan menjalani latihan di China selama tiga bulan sebelum tampil pada SEA Games XXVI di Sumatera Selatan dan DKI Jakarta pada November 2011.
Pelatih pelatnas pencak silat, Rony Syaifullah, mengatakan bahwa mereka berlatih di Negeri Tirai Bambu itu mulai Juni 2011.

Tetapi, sebelum berlatih di China, induk organisasi olahraga pencak silat di Tanah Air bakal survei di negara tersebut. Ronny mengatakan pesilat yang berlatih di China mendatang sebanyak 32 atlet.

"Saat ini penghuni pelatnas pencak silat sebanyak 37 atlet atau 150 persen. Itu nantinya akan terkena degradasi sekitar lima atlet sehingga tinggal 130 persen," katanya.

Ronny menjelaskan China dipilih sebagai tempat latihan untuk meniru pola latihan atlet di negara itu. Karena, China juga memiliki seni bela diri kungfu. "Sebelum SEA Games 2007, pesilat Indonesia juga berlatih di China," katanya.

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The Star Online: Sports

Posted: 12 May 2011 01:44 PM PDT

The Star Online: Sports

Barrichello fears for Monaco safety with new wing

Posted: 11 May 2011 09:21 PM PDT

LONDON: Brazilian Rubens Barrichello has raised concern about safety at this month's Monaco Grand Prix now that drivers can use a moveable rear wing to help with overtaking.

"I just think it is wrong," the most experienced driver in Formula One history who also chairs the Grand Prix Drivers Association (GPDA) told the

"I would love the people at the top to sit in the car and try to do the tunnel with the DRS (Drag Reduction System or moveable rear wing) open," added the Williams driver, who will be 39 years old on the Monday before the Monaco race.

"In my opinion, they are waiting for something bad to happen. And when it happens, they will just say, 'Oh, next year we will not have it for Monaco.'

"The drivers have not been listened to right now and I think it is the wrong decision."

Monaco, with its tight and twisty circuit around the Mediterranean principality is a glamorous but unforgiving race where overtaking is extremely difficult and cars skim the steel barriers.

The tunnel section, with a blast into darkness and back to daylight, is the quickest point on the street circuit but one fraught with danger as tyre debris and 'marbles' make it perilous to move off the racing line at speed.

Some teams had wanted the DRS system banned for Monaco but others opposed that because it would mean designing expensive alternative Monaco-only wings. — Reuters

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Kubica enters new phase on road to recovery

Posted: 11 May 2011 09:20 PM PDT

LONDON: Polish Formula One driver Robert Kubica had a further small operation on Tuesday as he entered a new phase of rehabilitation three months after his career-threatening rally accident.

His Renault team said on their website (
) that doctors now considered the first stage of the driver's recovery to be finished.

"Thanks to Robert's strength and to a highly attentive medical plan, the delicate period was overcome positively and without any complications," they said.

"With the progress of his recovery, we are now entering the second phase, which is heavy rehabilitation aimed to restore functionality."

Kubica spent two months in hospital after suffering life-threatening arm, leg and hand injuries while competing in a minor rally in Italy in early February.

The Renault statement added: "More small operations are planned to remove the unavoidable adhesions that are affecting the functionality of his forearm and elbow muscles.

"This is considered routine practice. The first one was done today and everything went according to plan." — Reuters

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Sindikasi bola.okezone.com

Posted: 12 May 2011 01:20 PM PDT

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Bayern Optimistis Dapatkan Jasa Neuer

Posted: 12 May 2011 12:48 PM PDT

BERLIN - Bayern Munich selangkah lagi mendatangkan Manuel Neuer. Bahkan, Presiden FC Hollywood Karl-Heinz Rummenigge sangat optimistis bisa menggaet kiper Schalke 04 itu.
Seperti diketahui sebelumnya, Rummenigge, anggota klub Karl Hopfner, bertemu dengan direktur Scalke Horst Heldt dan Peter Peters di Berlin, Selasa kemarin. Mereka membahas mengenai transfer Neuer.
Awalnya, pihak Schalke memang sempat menolak tawaran yang diajukan oleh Munich seharga 18 juta Euro. Namun, dengan tawaran baru yang diajukan oleh FC Hollywood, Rummenigge semakin yakin menggaet Neuer.
"Ini sebuah pembicaraan yang adil dan berguna. Sekarang, kami memiliki dasar untuk dikerjakan masalah ini," demikian kata Rummenigge sebagaimana dilansir dari sebuah surat kabar di Munich Tz, Jumat (13/5/2011).
"Saya memang pernah mengatakan tidak akan mudah menemukan kata sepakat mengenai harga kedua tim. Namun, setelah pertemuan ini, saya sangat yakin kami menemukan sebuah harga yang pas," tandasnya.
Ya, FC Hollywood memang sudah menaikkan harga menjadi 25 juta euro untuk mendatangkan kiper nomor satu Jerman itu. "Kini, terserah kepada pihak Schalke untuk membahas masalah ini dengan dewan klub," pungkas Rumminigge.

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Fletcher: Turunkan Pemain Cadangan, Fergie!

Posted: 12 May 2011 12:11 PM PDT

MANCHESTER - Darren Fletcher memberikan saran kepada pelatih Sir Alex Ferguson. Fletcher menyarankan untuk menurunkan pemain cadangan saat menyambangi markas Blackburn Rovers
Perlu diingat, gelandang Manchester United harus istirahat selama dua bulan karena terkena virus. Namun, Fletcher sudah bisa bermain kembali ketika Setan Merah meraih tiket final Liga Champions dengan menghancurkan Schalke 04 di partai semifinal.
Selain semakin mendekati gelar juara Premier League, fokus United juga terbelah kepada persiapan pertandingan final Liga Champions, yang tak kalah pentingnya. Fletcher sendiri baru membela tim reserves United melawan Rovers.
Sayang, dalam pertandingan itu tim reserves Setan Merah secara mengecewakan kalah dari Rovers dengan skor 2-1, Rabu kemarin. Kekalahan ini, membuat tim reserves United sulit membawa pulang gelar juara Premier League.
"Tampil di lapangan sangat penting. Namun, saya sangat kecewa dengan kekalahan ini. Sebagai pemain utama, saya ingin menampilkan permainan yang bagus buat mereka dan saya kecewa seperti pemain lain dengan hasil itu," ujar Fletcher.
"Kami harus mendapatkan satu poin dari pertandingan itu (melawan Rovers-red)," tegas Fletcher dilansir MUTV, Jumat (13/5/2011). "Kemenangan dari Chelsea memang telah mengamankan kami, namun kami ingin memenangkan pertandingan itu."

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KOMPAS.com - Olahraga

Posted: 12 May 2011 09:08 AM PDT

KOMPAS.com - Olahraga

Sari Ully Terbaik di Kelas 48 Kg

Posted: 12 May 2011 02:20 PM PDT

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Sari Ully Terbaik di Kelas 48 Kg

Ida Setyorini | Pepih Nugraha | Kamis, 12 Mei 2011 | 21:20 WIB

JAKARTA, KOMPAS.com — Lifter Sari Ully (24) mempersembahkan medali emas pada perhelatan Arafura Games 2011 di Darwin, Australia. Sari menggaet emas kelas 48 kilogram putri dengan total angkatan 150 kilogram. Untuk angkatan snatch, Sari mengangkat barbel seberat 65 kilogram; sedangkan untuk clean and jerk, dia mengangkat seberat 85 kilogram.

Dua lifter lainnya, Desi Rahayu (25) dan Lisa Indriyani (25), gagal menambah medali. Mereka masing-masing menduduki urutan keempat dengan angkatan seberat 127 kilogram dan kelima dengan angkatan seberat 105 kilogram.

Dua lifter putra, yakni Danu Saputra Bagus (56 kilogram) dan Nazarudin (69 kilogram), meraih perunggu. Danu mengangkat barbel seberat total 207 kilogram dari angkatan snatch 92 kilogram dan angkatan clean and jerk 115 kilogram. Sementara Nazarudin mengangkat barbel seberat total 233 kilogram.

Pada Kamis (12/5/2011), Lestari Dewi Mayassah juga menambah perunggu dari kelas 63 kilogram putri setelah mengangkat barbel seberat 162 kilogram. Untuk angkatan snatch, dia mengangkat barbel seberat 72 kilogram dan angkatan clean and jerk 70 kilogram.

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Emas Kedua dari Rostinah

Posted: 12 May 2011 11:58 AM PDT

JAKARTA, KOMPAS.com — Sprinter asal Nusa Tenggara Barat, Rostinah (24), menggaet medali emas kedua dari cabang atletik di pesta olahraga Arafura Games 2011 di Stadion Arafura, Kompleks Olahraga Marrara, Darwin, Australia, Kamis (12/5/2011). Rostinah menjadi yang tercepat di nomor lari 200 meter putri dengan catatan waktu 25,40 detik.

Dia mengalahkan Thihang Tran (Vietnam) yang finis di urutan kedua dengan 25,68 detik serta Amanda Morris (Australia) di tempat ketiga dengan 25,93 detik. Sebelumnya, Rostinah meraih emas di nomor lari 100 meter putri.

Cabang atletik juga menyumbang emas lewat Safa Simora yang tampil di nomor tolak peluru putri dengan tolakan sejauh 10,48 meter. Dia mengungguli Weng San Chim (Makao) dengan 10,43 meter dan Eunice Steven (Papua Niugini) dengan 8,81 meter.

Sementara Andrian mempersembahkan perak di nomor lari 400 meter gawang putra dengan pencapaian 53,28 detik. Adrian harus mengakui keunggulan Wala Gime (Papua Niugini ) yang menjejak finis terdepan dengan catatan waktu 53,16 detik.

Tim estafet 4 x 400 meter putra dan putri juga meraih perak. Tim putri beranggotakan Kasmawati Laturau, Orpa Lodifina, Salma Bahma, dan Alphina Tehupeory dengan pencapaian 4 menit 15,53 detik. Mereka kalah dari tim Malaysia A dengan 4:06,63.

Tim estafet putra Indonesia A yang bermaterikan Musa Bisai, John Kennedy Thesia, Andrian, dan Silas Patai mencapai finis dengan 3:23,37 di belakang tim Papua Niugini A dengan 3:23,26.

Alphina menambah perunggu dari nomor lari 200 meter putri remaja dengan catatan waktu 26,33 detik. Dia tertinggal dari pelari Taiwan, Yu Wen Hsu (25,36 detik), dan Larissa Chambers (Australia) dengan 25,66 detik.

Adapun sprinter senior John Herman Muray (33) gagal merebut medali di 200 meter putra karena hanya finis keenam dengan 22,33 detik. Rekannya, Silas Patai, finis keempat dengan 22,30 detik. Medali emas nomor tersebut diraih Jaran Sathoengram (Thailand) dengan 22,10 detik.

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The Malaysian Insider :: Sports

Posted: 11 May 2011 09:13 PM PDT

The Malaysian Insider :: Sports

James delivers decisive blow as Heat finish off Celtics

Posted: 11 May 2011 07:52 PM PDT

James (left) drives to the net on Boston Celtics' Kevin Garnett (right) during Game 5 of their NBA Eastern Conference basketball playoff series in Miami on May 11, 2011. — Reuters pic

MIAMI, May 12 — An inspired LeBron James delivered the decisive blow with the last 10 points as the Miami Heat stopped the Boston Celtics 97-87 yesterday to book their place in the Eastern Conference finals.

The Celtics were suppose to represent a major hurdle for the Heat but it was one they cleared with relative ease by taking the best-of-seven series 4-1.

Miami will now sit back and await the winner between the Chicago Bulls and Atlanta Hawks, who are locked in a tight series with the Bulls holding a 3-2 edge.

Facing elimination, the Celtics battled hard from the tipoff but in the final quarter they had no answer to the Heat's Big Three of James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh.

After Bosh had tied the game at 87-87 with a thundering dunk, James put his stamp on the contest by dropping two three-pointers from the arc.

The twice NBA MVP then added a dunk on a Boston turnover and a layup that touched off a wild celebrations at the American Airlines Arena. — Reuters

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Man City primed to end drought but Stoke no pushovers

Posted: 11 May 2011 07:19 PM PDT

LONDON, May 12 — Manchester City fans have suffered more than most but victory in Saturday's FA Cup final against Stoke City would spark the second set of celebrations in a week as the club's massive investment begins to pay off.

Dubbed the world's richest club after being taken over by Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al-Nahyan of Abu Dhabi in 2008, City have spent more than £300 million (RM1.5 billion) building a team but trophies did not arrive immediately.

Supporters may have expected a Premier League title challenge given the amount of money splashed on the likes of Yaya Toure and Edin Dzeko but on Tuesday they could at least cheer their side to a Champions League playoff spot.

Securing fourth spot in the Premier League by beating Tottenham Hotspur was probably a more important achievement in the long-run, especially for the money men, but the club actually lifting silverware would be special for the fans.

Their somewhat sombre sounding club song "Blue Moon" was drifting its way across modest third division grounds just over 10 years ago as one of English football's sleeping giants plumbed new depths before re-awakening with a bang.

City, who won their fourth and most recent FA Cup in 1969, surged back towards the top flight but it was only with the Abu Dhabi investment that fans began to dream of rivalling city neighbours Manchester United in the Premier League and Europe.

The blue half of the city are not quite there yet but beating United in the semi-final was a sweet moment for a club so long in the shadow of the Old Trafford powerhouse who could rather steal City's thunder by capturing a record 19th league title just before kickoff at Wembley.

City manager Roberto Mancini is battling to stop the huge expectation which surrounds the club from affecting his players ahead of the Wembley showdown with in-form Stoke.

"It will not be easy to prepare for the final. We used up a lot of energy against Tottenham," he told reporters.

"Saturday will be a very, very hard game. Stoke are a difficult team and it is important that we recover very well. If we think it will be an easy game, that will be a big mistake. If we concentrate, maybe we can win."

City were boosted by top striker Carlos Tevez coming on as a substitute against Spurs after recovering from a hamstring tear but he is unlikely to play the whole game on Saturday.

Stoke, in their first FA Cup final despite being the second oldest professional English club, also have injury worries with winger Matthew Etherington and defender Robert Huth set to have late fitness tests.

Tony Pulis's side, who like City boast some of English football's most vociferous supporters, are an impressive eighth in the Premier League despite limited funds and overwhelmed Arsenal 3-1 on Sunday with the coach managing to keep his team's mind off the final.

Their 5-0 thrashing of Bolton Wanderers in the semi-final, also played at Wembley, suggested there will be no big game nerves.

The pressure has also been slightly lifted by City securing fourth spot, which means Stoke are guaranteed a Europa League place whether they win or lose on Saturday.

"It may be the greatest day in the club's history next weekend," Pulis said.

"We were written off as relegation certainties when we came into the Premier League (2008) but we've gradually got better and better." — Reuters

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