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					                                                                                                                                                                                   This Day in Sports History



                                                                 SPORTS
                                                                                                                                                                                       February 4, 1997: Mario LeMieux is 7th NHL player to score 600 goals. Mario
                                                                                                                                                                                   Lemieux, OC, CQ (born October 5, 1965 in Montreal, Quebec) is a retired Cana-
                                                                                                                                                                                   dian professional ice hockey player. He played 17 seasons as a forward for the Pitts-
                                                                                                                                                                                   burgh Penguins of the National Hockey League (NHL) between 1984 and 2005.
                                                                                                                                                                                   Lemieux was a gifted playmaker and fast skater, despite his large size and strength,
                                                                                                                                                                                   preferring instead to beat defensemen with a series of fakes and dekes. He is cur-
                                                                                                                                                                                   rently the Penguins’ principal owner and chairman of the board, having bought the
                                                                                                                                                                                   team out of bankruptcy in 1999. He is the only person to win the Stanley Cup as
                                                                                                                                                                                   both a player and an owner.

thursday, february 4, 2010


football


Cabanas has bullet                                                                                                                             Liverpool want deal
in his head but World Cup on                                                                                                                   with new investors by end of season
                                                                                                                                                   MADRID: Liverpool are aiming to strike a deal with          daily As.
                MEXICO CITY: All Paraguay forward Salvador                                                                                     investors before the end of the season so they can get              “There are interested parties and I would like to get
           Cabanas can think of nine days after being shot in the                                                                              plans for a new stadium back on track, the club’s manag-        it sorted out before the end of this season,” he added.
           head is returning to training and getting to the World                                                                              ing director was quoted as saying on Tuesday.                   “Without investment there won’t be a new stadium.”
           Cup, the president of his Mexican club America said                                                                                     The Premier League club have put plans to move                  Purslow said the club would try to maintain the sta-
           on Tuesday.                                                                                                                         from Anfield to a 60,000-seat arena at Stanley Park on          tus quo if they did not manage to reach an agreement
                The 29-year-old Cabanas was shot in a bar in                                                                                   hold pending an injection of funds and the new stadium          with new investors.
           Mexico city in the early hours of Jan. 25 after an ar-                                                                              is a key part of a plan to boost revenue and help them              “That’s plan B: run the club in the most responsible
           gument with another man, according to police, who                                                                                   compete with richer rivals.                                     way possible,” he told the newspaper.
           are still looking for a suspect.                                                                                                        “When I arrived we agreed with the owners that we               “We are generating a healthy profit and meeting our
                “It’s what he’s thinking about, he’s spoken to the                                                                             had to look for new investors,” managing director Chris-        obligations, while remaining competitive in the transfer
           doctor about it and that’s very good because it mo-                                                                                 tian Purslow said in an interview with Spanish sports           market and with the wages we are paying.” -Reuters
           tivates him,” America president Michel Bauer told
           Televisa.
                “He already wants to be training, as well as men-
           tioning the subject of the World Cup,” he added of
           the burly forward who played a major role in Para-
           guay’s qualification for their fourth successive finals
           in South Africa. There are 128 days to the tourna-
                                                                                                                                            Ancelotti backs Terry as Chelsea held at Hull
           ment’s June 11 kickoff.
                Cabanas had a long operation after the incident                                                                                  HULL: Carlo Ancelotti has backed John Terry to come               “Concentration is always on top. This is an issue for me
           but surgeons were unable to remove the bullet, which                                                                             through his personal crisis and lead Chelsea to the title de-      and John Terry. I think it’s not a problem. You can see the
           remains lodged in his brain.                                                                                                     spite his side’s disappointing failure to overcome Hull City in    line-up against Cardiff.
                By last weekend Cabanas was speaking and                                                                                    a 1-1 draw at the KC Stadium.                                          “If he needs a holiday he will have one and if not, he will
           watched America’s Mexican championship match,                                                                                         Terry’s week of woe showed no signs of improving as he        play against Cardiff.
           a 1-0 win the players dedicated to him, on televi-                                                                               was subjected to abuse on Humberside on Tuesday evening.               “I don’t like to speak about this. It’s not a question I want
           sion.                                                                                                                                 And just to make matters worse he was booked before           to speak about.
                On Monday, he moved his limbs, ate and talked to                                                                            having to watch his side drop two crucial points against Phil          “For him (Terry) nothing has changed. He continues to
           relatives -- but he remains in critical condition.                                                                               Brown’s struggling team, blowing their chance to open up           play a very good game and every game he’s living a good
                “Salvador is okay, I know everyone wants to                                                                                 a four-point lead over Manchester United at the top of the         moment.
           know if he’ll play in the World Cup but it’s impossible                                                                          table. Terry had to run a gauntlet of hate from the home sup-          “He’s doing his best. The atmosphere in the team is the
           to give a forecast on his footballing life. Scientifically,                                                                      porters that promises to become a regular event for the de-        same. There has been no change.
           we can’t say,” said Aldo Martinez, the Paraguayan na-                                                                            fender, but Ancelotti insists his captain can handle the flak          “We are in a good position now. We are top. We know
           tional team’s chief doctor.                                                                                                      and will carry on playing.                                         Manchester United are very good and it will be a long race
                There have been massive shows of support for                                                                                     Terry will meet England manager Fabio Capello later this      until the end of the season.
           Cabanas in Mexico and his home country.                                                                                          week to discuss his future as his country’s captain following          “We are happy to have a two-point lead. This was an op-
                Astonishingly, a week after the incident, Caban-                                                                            reports of his affair with the former girlfriend of internation-   portunity, but it’s impossible to win every game.”
           as’s America team mate Juan Carlos Silva was shot in                                                                             al team-mate Wayne Bridge.                                             Chelsea had to rely on Didier Drogba’s clinical free kick
           the buttocks in an attempted robbery.                                                                                                 But he has the backing of Ancelotti, even if the Italian      to salvage a point for the league leaders. It was his 20th goal
                However, the club’s sporting director Jaime Or-          An America’s fan holds a flag depicting soccer player Salva-       admits he might give the centre-back a family holiday later        of the season and cancelled out Stephen Mouyokolo’s open-
           diales said the bullet appeared to have gone right            dor Cabanas during a game between America and Indios in            this month when Chelsea face Cardiff City in the FA Cup            ing goal for Hull, his first for the club.
           through him and he was in no danger.                          Mexico City, Sunday, Jan. 31, 2010. Cabanas, who is slated         fifth round at Stamford Bridge.                                        Ancelotti praised the impact Drogba had on his return to
                “(Someone) tried to hold him up on Monday and            to play for Paraguay at the World Cup in South Africa later             Ancelotti said: “Nothing can distract our concentration       the side following international duty at the African Cup of
           he’s perfectly fine. A doctor saw him and it’s no big         this year, is in critical condition after being shot in the head   in this competition. In every game the Chelsea team has            Nations and believes his form and fitness will be key as the
           deal,” Ordiales said. -Reuters                                on Monday at a Mexico City bar. (AP)                               good focus and we can play good football.                          season enters its final third. -AFP




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