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#EURO2012 — #Netherlands

31 Май

#Packers’ LB #ErikWalden: Jail gave me time to do some thinking

31 Май

Packers linebacker Erik Walden spent last Thanksgiving weekend in jail after he was arrested for battery following an incident with his girlfriend. Walden eventually worked out a deal that let him off with counseling and community service and no further jail time, but he now says that weekend in jail was good for him.

Walden told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that he has

It’s the first time I ever sat down and did some thinking,” Walden said. “What have I accomplished? Where have I been? You never want anything like that to happen, but at the end of the day, it made me stronger mentally to prepare myself for everything that’s going on – the perception and all of that. I’m good now.”

What Walden really thought about was what he wants to make of his football career, and how he can’t let off-field incidents derail that career.

“Now, man, I feel good. Football is easy now,” Walden said. “After going through what I went through last year, I look at it totally different. Football ain’t hard. This is fun. That’s my approach to it.”

Walden is no lock to even make the Packers’ roster this year, but he said he knows he needs to turn his life around so that he’s never behind bars again.

“I don’t wish that on anyone,” Walden said. “Every man can’t even handle that. Hopefully I’ll be strong enough to get through that. Even if my play fell off a little bit, at the end of the day, I’m a better man.”E. Waldenmug

#Porsche с размахом отметит 60-летие своего первого клуба

31 Май

Всемирно известная компания Porsche планирует отметить 60-летний юбилей своего первого клуба феерическим выпуском специальной версии 911 Club Coupe.

Этот автомобиль, который создан на базе 911 Carrera S, будет выпущен в крайне ограниченном количестве — всего 13 экземпляров, причем, приобрести их смогут лишь члены клубов Porsche. Главной особенностью «девятьсот одиннадцатого» будет его цвет — автомобиль окрашен в цвет Brewster Green, так же, как и 20-дюймовые диски SportTechno. Эксклюзивность модели  911 Club Coupe подчеркивает и изготовленная индивидуально для каждого заказавшего машину клиента декоративная планка, на которую нанесена надпись, а также накладки на пороги с наименованием модели, подсветкой и юбилейным логотипом. Сам автомобиль получил абсолютно новый пакет повышения мощности до 430 л.с., а также пакет SportDesign, широкий перечень опций и дорогую, высококачественную отделку салона. Один из тринадцати автомобилей достанется музею Porsche в качестве экспоната — своего рода напоминание о чествовании юбилея клубов.Porsche с размахом отметит 60-летие своего первого клуба

#Arsenal defender Thomas #Vermaelen has revealed he would be happy to spend the rest of his career at the club.

31 Май

The 26-year-old, who is hoping to face England this weekend for Belgium, has ruled out any possible move away from the Emirates.

Vermaelen insists he is enjoying life at Arsenal and would consider ending his playing days with the Gunners.

«I will stay at Arsenal forever. There will be no transfer for me,» Vermaelen told the Daily Mirror.

«I love London. I’ve got a house there, I’m happy there and I don’t see any reason to ever leave the club.»

Thomas Vermaelen: Happy to spend the rest of his career at Arsenal

#49ers Brandon Jacobs trying to slim down to 260 pounds

30 Май

For most NFL running backs, 260 pounds would be grotesquely overweight. But Brandon Jacobs is not built like most NFL running backs. The 6-foot-4 Jacobs is listed at 264 pounds, and he told the San Jose Mercury News that he got as heavy as 285 pounds at times with the Giants. But now that he’s with the 49ers, he has a new fitness goal: He wants to get below 260 pounds for the first time in his NFL career.Jacobs said he’s about 266 or 267 pounds right now and that he believes that over the next few months he can get lighter and faster than he’s ever been as a pro, without losing any strength. “I’m training 10 times harder than I’ve ever trained,” Jacobs said. “I’m trying to get my body back to where it used to be, get strength in my legs, because that was the weak point in me the last couple years.” Jacobs had back-to-back seasons of more than 1,000 yards and 5.0 yards a carry in 2007 and 2008, but his production has dropped since then, and the Giants didn’t show much interest in re-signing him when he became a free agent this year. Jacobs seems to have taken that as a sign that he needs to get into better shape, and a slimmer Jacobs could be a big presence on the 49ers’ offense.

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#Patriots Alfonzo Dennard pleads not guilty to assault of police officer

30 Май

Patriots cornerback Alfonzo Dennard has pleaded not guilty for charges related to the run-in with a police officer contributed to his drop to the seventh round on draft day.

Dennard entered a written plea of not guilty to charges of resisting arrest and third-degree assault of a police officer and waived a formal arraignment hearing that was set for Wednesday in Lincoln, Nebraska. Dennard wasarrested on April 21st after allegedly punching a police officer in the face as the officer tried to break up a fight Dennard was having with another man. His next court date hasn’t been set yet, according to the Omaha World-Herald.

The Patriots wound up drafting Dennard in the seventh-round, several rounds later than he was predicted to come off the board after a strong career at Nebraska. He signed with the Patriots earlier this month and is now working to earn a role in their secondary.

His arrest won’t hurt his attempts to do that nearly as much as it hurt his draft stock, unless, of course, it winds up costing him time with the team.

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KendaPerez

30 Май

Is it possible for a beautiful model to love MMA, host a TV show about it and name her pet dog after the star of Showtime’s hit serial killer drama “Dexter?” The answer is yes, and her name is Kenda Perez.

Perez (@kendaperez) began her career with some advice from a friend. Attending community college in Orange County California and unsure of her future, Perez’s pal suggested she enter “Maxim” Magazine’s “Hometown Hotties” contest in 2006. Wrapping up later that year, she finished as a top 100 semi-finalist. Inspired by her success, Perez entered once again in 2007 – the same year Zuffa purchased Pride Fighting Championships – and this time she finished fourth.

After that, Perez had several successful photo shoots for Maxim. It was trying out for TV cameras, however, where her career really started flourishing.

“The Best of Pride Fighting Championships” made its debut in January 2010 on Spike TV. It’s now on FUEL TV, and just finished its second season.

“Everybody asks me, who’s your favorite fighter?” Perez said. “Being with the UFC, and there being so many awesome fighters, it’s hard to pick a favorite.”

“Well, I have a favorite weight class, and that would definitely be the flyweights and bantamweights,” Perez continued. “I really like watching those fights a lot.”

“I am pretty sure that there is going to be a third season of ‘The Best of Pride,’” Perez said. “It’s kind of hard, as I think we might get death threats if we ever got rid of that show. That should be in the works very soon.”

Mixing Perez’s looks with the best of Pride is a recipe for success, and chances are many fight fans will tune in whenever the next broadcast begins.