Saturday, December 10, 2011

Carlos Bocanegra


Carlos Bocanegra is the captain of the Unites States national soccer team. He currently plays for the Scottish team Rangers, after previously playing for Chicago Fire (2000-04), Fulham (2004-08), Rennes (2008-10), and Saint-√Čtienne (2010-11).


Born: May 25, 1979 in Upland, CA
Height: 6'0"




Career Highlights:


  • played for the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) soccer team
  • MLS Rookie of the Year Award, 2000 
  • twice won the MLS Defender of the Year award, 2002 and 2003
  • captained the USA team for the 2010 FIFA World Cup
  • achieved his 100th international cap on November 15, 2011 in a friendly vs Slovenia


Friday, December 9, 2011

Sportsmanship


Rafael Nadal - comforting Juan Martin del Potro right after winning his match and clinching Spain its fifth Davis Cup title - epitomizes sportsmanship. Nadal won the 4-hour match 1-6, 6-4, 6-1, 7-6 against the Argentine to put Spain ahead 3-1 in best of five singles and doubles matches.  


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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Ryan Lochte Rope Drills



A sample of Ryan training with a boat rope. Great for finishing a race

Monday, December 5, 2011

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Jack Wilshere




Jack Wilshere is the youngest ever English Premier League debutante, making the Arsenal team in 2008 at age 16, playing as a midfielder. He was voted as Arsenal Player of the Season in 2010-11 season.


Born: January 1, 1992 in Stevenage, UK
Height: 5'7"


Career Highlights:

  • PFA Young Player of the Year 2010-11
  • Arsenal Player of the Season 2010-11
  • PFA Team of the Year 2010-11
  • 10th youngest player to play for England national team, as a substitute during a friendly against Hungary on August 11, 2010
 

 Jack Wilshere tweeted this pic this weekend: the 19-year-old footballer's pic with singer Rihanna.

Monday, November 21, 2011

LA Galaxy Wins MLS Cup



 Los Angeles Galaxy wins the MLS Cup, beating  Houston Dynamo 1-0, with a goal from Landon Donovan in the 72nd minute.


Vice-captain David Beckham is interviewed after the match. 

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Michael Phelps


Michael Phelps is an American Olympic swimmer who won 16 Olympic medals overall - making him one of the most successful swimmers of all time. He won 6 gold medals and 2 bronze medals in 2004 Athens Olympics, and added another eight gold medals in 2008 Beijing Olympics.


Born: June 30, 1985 in Baltimore, MD
Height: 6' 4"
Weight: 91 kg


Achievements/Career Highlights:
  • won 66 medals in international competitions
  • 6 times World Swimmer of the Year awardee
  • 8 times American Swimmer of the Year awardee
  • 2008 Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year award








Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Ben Cohen in London





Come and see Ben in London next week! 24th November at Prowler in Soho. 6-8pm. Ben will be saying hello to everyone and signing his new 2012 Calendar.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

George St-Pierre's Training Regimen

Georges St. Pierre uses gymnastics for dynamic dexterity and coordination, power training for explosive bursts, and boxing for accurate and powerful punches.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Al Baxter's Message


Title #2



Janko Tipsarevic won his second ATP Tour title at the Kremlin Cup, in Moscow this weekend. The Serbian beat defending champ Viktor Troicki in straight sets, 6-4, 6-2. Tipsarevic won his first ATP title in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia a few weeks ago. He is currently ranked No.13 in the world, a career high.


Website: www.jtipsarevic.com

Sunday, October 23, 2011

All Blacks Win Rugby World Cup





New Zealand All Blacks rugby team won the Rugby World Cup against the French Les Bleus in Auckland, New Zealand, winning by the slimmest of margins, 8-7. France last won the World Cup finals to NZ in 1987.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Dan Wheldon, 1978-2011



Dan Wheldon is an English IndyCar race driver. He won Indianapolis 500 in 2005 and 2011. He died during a collision in a race in Las Vegas Motor Speedway on October 16, 2011


Racing Starts: 128
Wins:  16


Awards: 
  • IndyCar Series Rookie of the Year, 2003
  • Winner, Indianapolis 500, 2005 & 2011
Born: June 28, 1978



Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Richie McCaw



Richard Hugh "Richie" McCawis a New Zealand rugby union player. He plays in the openside flanker position and is the current captain of New Zealand. McCaw also represents Canterbury in the Air New Zealand Cup (formerly the National Provincial Championship, or NPC) and the Crusaders in the Super 14.


Born:  December 31, 1980 at Kurow, North Otago
Height: 6'1 1/2"
Weight: 106 kg


Career Highlights

  • International test debut vs Ireland on Nov 17, 2001, named Man of the Match
  • Played as openside flanker for the 2003 All-Blacks World Cup squad
  • Named captain of All-Blacks at age 23 in Nov 2004

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Ben Cohen



An advocate against homophobia and bullying, Ben Cohen began his rugby union professional career in 1996, with Northampton Saints. Now retired, Ben notched the 10th highest point scorer in England rugby Union history. He is also third in the list of all-time Englad try scorers. He retired in 2007.

 

Born:  September 14, 1978 in Northampton, England 
Height: 6'2" 
Weight: 103kg 

Career Highlights: 
  • 10th highest point scorer in England rugby history
  • Named man of the match in the 2004 Six Nations, against Wales
  • Founded the Ben Cohen StandUp Foundation

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Dan Uggla



Second baseman to the Atlanta Braves, Dan Uggla has .257 batting average and 162 career homeruns. After a 5-year stint with the Florida Marlines, he signed a 5-year, $62 million contract with his current team. 

Born: March 11, 1980, in Louisville Kentucky
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 93 kg




 Notable Achievements: 
  • became the first second baseman in Major League history to hit 30 or more homeruns in four seasons 
  • set the Marlins all-time career mark after hitting his 144th career home run on July 31, 2010 
  • became the fasted second baseman in history to get to the 100 home run mark 

 Notable Awards: 
  • 2010 NL Silver Slugger Award
  • 2006 Sporting News NL Rookie of the Year 
  • 2006 Topps Rookie All-star Second Baseman

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

David Pocock


David Pocock is a rugby union player, playing openside flanker for Western Force (since 2006) and Australian national rugby union team Wallabies (starting in 2008).


Born: April 23, 1988, at Gweru, Zimbabwe
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 110 kg.
Website: Facebook and Twitter


Notable Achievements:
  • Captained the Australian Under 20s at the Junior World Championships
  • became first choice open flanker for the Wallabies in 2010
  • update: Western Force announced that Pocock will be the captain of the team in 2012 season






Monday, August 8, 2011

Georges St. Pierre





Georges St. Pierre is the current welterweight champion of the UFC, and is ranked no.1 welterweight in the world by Sherdog. He has 22 wins and 2 losses in mixed martial arts, winning 8 by knockout.


Born: May 19, 1981, in Saint-Isidore, Quebec
Height: 5'10"
Weight 77.1 kg

Notable Achievements:
  • Defeated Matt Serra at UFC 83 to become undisputed UFC welterweight champion

Notable Awards:
  • 2008 MMA Fighter of the Year, Black Belt Magazine
  • 2009 Fighter of the Year, Sports Illustrated
  • 2009 Fighter of the Year, World MMA Awards

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Ryan Lochte


Ryan Lochte is a six-time Olympic medalist. The American swimmer currently holds the world record for the 200-meter individual medley event, a record he set during the 2011 World Aquatic Championships. 


Born: August 3, 1984, in Canangaigua, New York
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 84 kg



Notable Achievements:
  • gold medal, 2004 Olympics 4x200-meter freestyle relay
  • silver medal, 2004 Olympics 200-meter individual medley
  • bronze medal, 2008 Olympics 400-meter individual medley
  • gold medal, 2008 Olympics 4x200-meter freestyle relay
  • gold medal, 2008 Olympics 200-meter backstroke
Awards:
  • World Swimmer of the Year
  • American Swimmer of the Year