Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Brewer in Bulls

Ronnie Brewer confirmed that he has agreed to a three-year contract with the Chicago Bulls. The deal reunites Brewer with former Utah teammates Carlos Boozer and Kyle Korver, who became Bulls earlier this month. Brewer finished last season with Memphis after being dealt from Utah at the trade deadline in February. Because of a strained hamstring, he played in only five games with the Grizzles.  The three-year deal with the Bulls is worth of $12.5 million. Brewer figures to get a chance to start at shooting guard in Chicago alongide All-Star Derrick Rose.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Serena Out of Upcoming Tournaments

The top-ranked women's player, Serena Williams will miss three tournaments leading to the U.S. Open, the WTA Tour as she needs surgery on her right foot after cutting it on a broken glass at a restaurant last week. Williams has withdrawn from tournaments in Istanbul, Cincinnati and Montreal. She said that she was as upset as she could not play in the upcoming events because of this foot surgery.  Her Washington Kastles team said she cut the bottom of her foot and needed stitches. On July 10, Williams attended the wedding of Denver Nuggets star in New York. In a wedding photo of Carmelo Anthony, she appeared with two bandages on the top of her right foot. Williams won her fourth Wimbledon crown and 13th major title in July. She lost in the French Open quarterfinals in June before capturing Wimbledon. The Rogers Cup in Montreal begins Aug. 16, and the U.S. Open starts Aug 30.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

M S D ahead of SACHIN

The newly married Indian cricket captain Dhoni has signed 200 crore endorsement deal with the talent Management Company, Rhiti Sports Management and Mindscapes. It will manage the Dhoni’s list of segments and brand associations, corporate profile, patents and digital rights, images, visibility on social networking sites and merchandise for the next two years through a joint venture. By doing it, he has surpassed Sachin Tendulkar in the corporate contract sweepstakes. Earlier Sachin had three-year deal with sports management firm Iconix signed in 2006. It was worth Rs 180 crore where the value is low by 20 crores and a year when compared with Dhoni’s statistics. Apart from Dhoni, Rhiti Sports also manages his teammates R P Singh and Harbhajan Singh. As of now, Dhoni is associated with 22 brands such as PepsiCo, Reebok, Aircel etc and is India’s most expensive sportsperson. Still Dhoni stays ahead of Sachin after his first clash victory in IPL final.