Shevchenko to retire from international football(1 post)
Shevchenko to retire from international football
abercrombie sale Ukraine striker Andriy Shevchenko announced he will retire from international football after his country's elimination from Euro 2012 with a 1-0 defeat by England on Tuesday.Shevchenko, the finest player Ukraine has produced since independence from the Soviet Union, told reporters he intends to says his farewell in a friendly game before standing down from national team duty."It was my last official game for Ukraine. A bit later on I will arrange a farewell game to say goodbye to supporters."What are my plans now? I simply want to go home and put my arms around my kids and kiss my wife," he said.The 35-year-old, who is his country's youngest and oldest goalscorer and record marksman with 48 goals in 111 appearances, started on the bench against England due to a knee injury.Former AC Milan and Chelsea forward Shevchenko began the tournament in grand style with both goals in the co-hosts' 2-1 comeback victory over Sweden.Shevchenko was European Footballer of the Year in 2004, the first and only Ukrainian to win the award, and was Ukrainian Footballer of the Year on six occasions.The striker's current deal with Dynamo Kiev, the club where he began his career before moving to Milan, is due to expire in July and he has expressed interest in a move to North America's Major League Soccer.
abercrombie outletUkraine coach Oleg Blokhin said after the England defeat he was looking to younger players ahead of the qualifying campaign for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil which starts in September.Shevchenko said he was pleased that Ukraine had the talent to continue to progress in theinternational game after a tournament where they held their own for large stretches against France and England before losing to both."I hope our supporters are happy with our performance. I am glad for our young players who played well tonight. This team has a bright future," he said..Michael Phelps's bid to maintain Olympic swimming supremacy begins in earnest next week, when he renews his rivalry with Ryan Lochte at the US Olympic swimming trials.Both are entered in the 400m individual medley on the opening day of the trials on Monday.The demanding event was among Phelps's unprecedented eight victories in one Games at Beijing four years ago -- after which he said he would never swim it again in competition.
abercrombie uk sale However, Phelps is still the world record-holder, and has waffled on that stance this season.Lochte, who put his name down for 11 events, is entered in all seven that Phelps has entered. It's more than likely, however, that neither will swim all the events he has entered during the eight-day trials.Phelps and Lochte are also both entered in the 100m and 200m freestyle, the 100m and 200m butterfly, the 200m backstroke and the 200m medley.Lochte set the 200m medley world record at the world championships in Shanghai last year, the first men's long course world mark since high-tech bodysuits were banned.He's seeded number one, ahead of Phelps, in both medleys. Phelps goes into the 100m and 200m butterfly as the top seed.In Beijing, Phelps won the 100m and 200m butterfly, the 200m and 400m medley, the 200m freestyle and three relay golds.In the Olympic trials that year, which were also held in a temporary pool at Omaha's Qwest Center arena, he was originally entered nine events but eventually completed -- and won -- five.Phelps has been cagey about his plans for the London Olympics, which he says will be his last.However, he and longtime coach Bob Bowman have indicated he won't try to emulate his eight-gold feat of Beijing,
abercrombie fitchPhelps owns a total of 16 Olympic medals, 14 of them gold. With a multiple medal performance in London, he could surpass Soviet gymnast Larisa Latynina as the winner of most career Olympic medals. She won 18 medals, including nine golds, from 1956-64.Philadelphia Phillies rookie infielder Freddy Galvis was suspended 50 games by Major League Baseball on Tuesday for testing positive for a banned substance.Galvis is currently on the disabled list with a back injury and will begin serving his suspension immediately. MLB said Galvis tested positive for a metabolite of Clostebol, a performance-enhancing substance."A trace amount of a banned substance — 80 parts in a trillion — was detected in my urine sample," Galvis said in a statement. "I am extremely disappointed in what has transpired. I cannot understand how even this tiny particle of a banned substance got into my body."I have not and never would knowingly use anything illegal to enhance my performance. I have always tried to follow the team's strength and conditioning methods, listen to the trainers, work out hard and eat right. Unfortunately, the rules are the rules and I will be suspended."Galvis, listed at 5-foot-10 and 170 pounds, had filled in nicely for injured second baseman Chase Utley before getting hurt. He was batting .226 with three homers, 15 doubles and 24 RBIs. It's likely Galvis will be on the DL for the duration of his suspension.
abercrombie uk"It's disappointing," Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said. "We fully support the program and the decision. At the same time, we support the player, we want him to get healthy and get back on the field. We believe in the kid and think he has a great future for us."Galvis was primarily a shortstop in the minors and likely wo Dwyane Wade has asked a Chicago judge to suspend his ex-wife's right to visitation with their two children after a weekend incident that delayed the boys' return to his custody and led to her arrest.Wade's attorney, James Pritikin, filed an emergency motion and appeared in court Tuesday to have it heard, hours before the Miami Heat guard was to play in Game 4 of the NBA Finals against the Oklahoma City Thunder.A hearing was set for June 26, which would be the date of Game 7 if the Heat and Thunder extend the series to its limit.Wade told The Associated Press that his sons have been with him in Miami since about 6 a.m. Sunday — "That's what mattered most to me, getting them here to be with me on Father's Day," he said — and that the incident has not adversely affected his play in the championship series.
abercrombie outlet uk Siohvaughn Funches-Wade was charged with two counts of attempted child abduction, two counts of unlawful visitation interference and one count of resisting arrest, Cook County Sheriff's spokesman Frank Bilecki told The AP on Tuesday. Another woman at the home at the time, Nadgee Alarcon, was charged with one count of resisting arrest, Bilecki said. All the charges are misdemeanors.Funches-Wade posted $10,000 bond on Monday, Bilecki said, and is due back in court in August. It was not known if she had an attorney. According to a filing late Tuesday, the law firm of Kalcheim Haber LLC asked the court for permission to withdraw as attorney for Funches-Wade, saying it has been "unable to resolve significant issues regarding" the direction of her representation."Once again, S.L. has used our minor children as the proverbial pawns in this contentious dissolution of marriage action," Wade wrote in the filing, using initials to protect identities but referring to his ex-wife. "This court must take action to protect our minor children from further exposure to the present environment S.L. creates while they are in her care and preventing S.L. from exercising her parenting time in a manner that is harmful to our children."
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