ATP Ranking after the 2014 Miami Masters

The classification of the ATP after the recent Miami Masters, the Sony Open which ended on Sunday with a win over Novak Djokovic Rafa Nadal, presents some significant changes Monday.

The most important changes are the promotion of Roger Federer and Tomas Berdych. The Swiss climbed to Rank 4 while Berdych became the fifth player in the world. However the most notable decline was the Scottish Andy Murray fell to eighth. Also David Ferrer dropped to sixth place.

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Rafa still the leader but the difference Djokovic has been cropped to 1920 points. You then enter the Spaniard with maximum obligations on the clay season where end defends titles in Monte Carlo and Barcelona, Madrid, Rome and Roland Garros. Read more »

Miami Masters 2014 champion Djokovic after beating Rafa Nadal

Serbian Novak Djokovic (2) has achieved double Indian Wells – Miami on Sunday for the second time after beating the Spaniard unobjectionable as Rafa Nadal in straight sets. Get with it the title of Masters 1000 number 18, the second tournament of the year for him and his eighteenth victory over Rafa.

Another milestone is to emulate the Swiss Roger Federer in being the only player to capture Indian Wells and Miami in the same season twice. Rafa meanwhile still cannot break the curse in this contest his fourth final summing up empty.

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For the fourth time ‘Nole’ takes over the title in Florida and has done so without giving sets. This Sunday overpowered Rafa in the second game of the first set. The world number one started in the best way to generate a break point but after save, Serbian became a wall. His fast-paced game with many angles forced Rafa to play mostly in defensive positions, taking the ball very fast. In addition to the first service lost only three points and took advantage of the only ball that had broken. This took the score 6-3. Read more »

Malaysian GP 2014 F1: Hamilton to pole, Vettel, Rosberg and Alonso follow him

Lewis Hamilton got the pole position in the GP of Australia with which the F1 season opened and the Malaysian GP has returned to do the same. The British driver brings to 33 the number of poles and confirms that Mercedes is strong and he has a lot of quality to function in adverse conditions such as those that occurred Saturday in Sepang track where the rain did not miss the party.

The water was on track could favor Red Bull was very close to Hamilton with Sebastian Vettel who was second. The German was able to overcome his compatriot Nico Rosberg and Fernando Alonso, best of Ferrari, which garnered a creditable fourth place after having problems in Q2.

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The Sepang qualifying session had to start quite late due to the rain so he lasted about two hours with a lot of tension, the occasional accident and a couple of red flags, one in Q1 and again in Q2 with Fernando Alonso protagonist. The Q1 came when the session came to an end with a crash Marcus Ericsson who lost control of his Caterham crashing cons protection. Read more »

Miami Masters 2014: Djokovic semifinals, Federer eliminated Nishikori

Novak Djokovic (2) Scottish defeated in straight sets Andy Murray – defending champion – on Wednesday at the Sony Open in Miami. With that Serbia has ranked semifinals while Murray will fall from the post on Monday 8 ranks.

In the second quarter-final match played at night, Roger Federer with many flashes was surprisingly eliminated by Japanese Kei Nishikori in straight sets much vertigo.

The first set between Djokovic and Murray was a symphony of good tennis. Variants with the punches, with the speeds and the effects would a visually appealing to the public show. Murray sure to kick goals and he could barely do it. The Scot looked safer especially from the eighth game.

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Djokovic with some lack of coordination in particular walked right along the ledge in the eleventh game. After going 40-15 lost three straight points, including two double faults and was forced to save the first break of the match ball. Great service and then an ace saved the situation. Murray pulled to bring the outcome of a playoff. After a ball as Djokovic volley discussed putting the racket on the court Murray won the point, would a game to forget for the Scot. They broke in white and gave the set 7-5 in 53 minutes. Read more »

Miami Masters 2014: Rafa Nadal, Federer and Murray to quarterfinals

The Spaniard Rafa Nadal today continued his demolition job in the Sony Open and settled into Italian Fabio Fognini (14) losing only four games – nine three games – with a display of power from the kick and an array of fire from the background. Your opponent is now the Canadian Milos Raonic who beat German Benjamin Becker.

Roger Federer also developed a top-flight tennis against Frenchman Richard Gasquet (9) yielding only three games. The surprise was the fall of champion Australia, Stanislas Wawrinka (3) to the surprising Ukrainian Alexandr Dolgopolov. Other winners of the day was Andy Murray (5) and well surpassed the French Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Czech Tomas Berdych.

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Rafael is on. It is going over his rivals and is doing leaving a good feeling with his punches and especially the service. With this weapon, the world number one is getting many points. Tuesday against Fognini, a rival out of clay loses prominence, brushed perfection losing only one point with the first two with the second. Read more »

Luggage Gifts for Sports Fans Can Come in All Colors and Sizes

Your brother tears open your wrapped birthday gift, looking forward to the “surprise” he will get this year, but you already know the gift will be far from a shock to him.  He does, too.  He stares at the gift card, dons the traditional smile and belts out a familiar “thank you” before tossing the item aside.  Then, he adds it to his collection of other unused gift cards – the ones he keeps forgetting to use.  Coming up with a non-cliché gift certainly can be challenging from year to year.  However, if your brother enjoys sports, he may be thrilled to get some of the most popular and original gifts for sports fans this year – items that finally will not end up in his infamous gift card pile.

For a family member or friend who is a sports fanatic, a practical and convenient yet unique gift option is a carry-on backpack or duffel bag with the name and logo of his or her favorite team.  Available in a variety of sizes and team colors, these items are extremely useful for and appealing to a college student or a frequent airline traveler with strong team spirit.

Leading providers of these luggage products offer high-quality bags that are weather-resistant, thus protecting your valuables from the rainstorms of the Seattle Seahawks’ hometown or from the snow that frequents the home of the Chicago Bulls.  Corner guards provide further protection against abrasion, while luggage pockets provide convenient areas for storing airline tickets or magazines.  Straps inside the bag also keep your clothing secure while leaving space for other important items.

You furthermore should choose a company that provides a quality warranty, such as a 10-year warranty, which gives you confidence that the product will be free from defects long-term.  Whether your family members or friends enjoy college-level sports or prefer national football, hockey or baseball games, companies such as Denco can help you to easily claim the ideal gift for a sports fan, right in time for Valentine’s Day, a birthday or Christmas this year.

How to Hit a Baseball

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To those that have never done it, hitting a baseball may seem easy. However, hitting is not a job for the weak—the best professional pitchers can get that ball up to speeds of 103 miles an hour! OK—you probably don’t have to worry about balls going that fast when you are first starting your baseball career, but that doesn’t mean hitting a baseball is easy. Here are some tips you can practice whenlearning how to hit a baseball.

First of all, make sure you are using batting cage nets when practicing, to save yourself from a lot of ball chasing!

Know where to stand: Face the plate, and stand about a foot back from it.You should be angled a bit so the backside of your body is aimed toward the pitcher’s mound.

Make sure your feet and knees are in position: Your feet should be shoulder length apart and pointed toward the plate. Your knees should be bent slightly.

Hold the bat correctly: Your grip should be firm but not too tight. If you are right handed, grip it a few inches above the base with your left hand, with your right hand on top (of course this should be switched if you are left handed).With your front elbow bent, hold the bat with your hands at chest level about 6 inches from your body. Raise your back elbow so that it is pointed slightly downward and at a straight line with your shoulder.

Meet the ball: As the ball comes near you, step toward it with your front foot. Shift your weight completely to your front foot as you are following through.

Even the best hitters in the league had to start at the beginning—learning how to hit. Now that you know the basics, get a practice buddy, gather all of your equipment (including batting cage netting from and start practicing today!

Gain Professional Attention with the Right Uniforms

We all love to see upcoming athletic talent shine in their newly realized and newly beloved pastime.  Watching them soar above the competition and gain footing within a team or an entire division can be an exhilarating experience for the coaches and parents of these rising local stars.  Helping them discover their strengths and weaknesses is a part of allowing them to discover themselves in whichever type of sport they feel most comfortable participating in.  One of the simplest and yet most effective ways to boost an individual player’s morale and, for that matter, an entire team’s overall spirit is to outfit them with custom basketball uniforms befit of their professional heroes.

Arguably every kid who plays and competes in a specific sport each has their own idol that they look up to and admire.  Whether it is because of their stats, the team they play for, or the uniforms they wear, youngsters are always drawn to their own unique player or players.  Some kids do indeed look up to athletes solely for the colors that they wear.  Naturally, it is important to take certain matters into consideration and avoid custom basketball uniforms that could potentially embarrass kids on the court, or have them running in the opposite direction.  That could be seriously disastrous.  Custom basketball jerseys and basketball uniforms that enhance a team’s colors and instill pride in the players is a surefire way to boost morale among players and get them one step closer to the heroes they idolize.

There are certain steps one should take when choosing a company that can make and deliver quality basketball uniforms, custom basketball jerseys, and custom basketball uniforms.  A lot of companies come with promises and guarantees, but few offer the goods when it matters most.

Allen Sportswear has been sourcing custom basketball uniforms and custom basketball jerseys since its humble beginnings in 2004 after volunteering to outfit their local church league with basketball uniforms.  Today, the company has expanded and now provides pro quality wearable uniforms across a variety of sports, including basketball, football, baseball, and softball.  The company asks that visitors to their website Click here for more information on our basketball jersey and uniform designs. One look at what the company has to offer should give parents, coaches, athletic coordinators, and team members the kind of boost in morale that looking good is supposed to do.

Miami Masters 2014: Nadal and Ferrer advance to 3rd round, Bautista-Agut and Garcia-Lopez removed

Rafa Nadal developed their potential Monday at the Sony Open to the Uzbek Denis Istomin and lost only one game to qualify for the knockout stage. 2013 finalist David Ferrer – seeded fourth – added his second victory at the Sony Open and again demonstrated forcefully this time against Italian Andreas Seppi (31).

Albacete Guillermo Garcia-Lopez easily lost to Canadian Milos Raonic (9) and Castellon Roberto Bautista-Agut fell in three sets against Italian Fabio Fognini (14).

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Rafa has never CHAMPIONSHIP in Miami but has been a finalist three times had a high level of kick starting playing a lot of first serves and reaching 70% of the points with him. With the second played just 8 points of which won 7. The Spaniard showed off their right to open court and make Istomin always in defensive positions. Saved three break points but broke six times to win 6-1 6-0 in 59 minutes. Has only lost five games in the tournament so far but has not faced an opponent as required. Read more »

Spanish 1st Division 2013-2014 League: Barca wins 3-4 to Real Madrid with Messi hat trick

The FC Barcelona has emerged as winner of the Santiago Bernabeu after an intense game that had almost everything and in which the Tata Martino eventually winning 3-4 to Real Madrid. Leo Messi was one of the stars of grief since their hat trick proved decisive although two of their goals came from the penalty spot.

This marker besides being great news for the club gives the lead Atletico Madrid and tightens the League as Madrid and Atletico are now level on points and Barca follows them just one point away so we expect a thrilling final League and only have 9 days and it seems impossible to make predictions about which team will come out as winner.

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The game tonight between Real Madrid and Barcelona was exciting, had a brilliant first part for the amateur, many goals and controversial plays because the last three goals came from the penalty spot and there were some other questionable action. During the first half Real Madrid had more chances but the first goal of the game came after 7 minutes by means of Iniesta had another marvelous performance that although the outbreaks will carry Messi. Read more »


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