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Nov 9, 2012 7:45pm
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BEIJING Heavy fines were handed down on Friday by the Chinese Basketball
Association (CBA), but there were no suspensions arising from the national teams
brawl with Brazil during a friendly game in Xuchang, Henan province on Tuesday.
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Donewald Jr copped the biggest fine of 50,000 yuan ($7,528) while team manager
Zhang Xiong and players Zhu Fangyu, Ding Jinhui and Su Wei were fined 30,000
yuan. Six other Chinese players were fined 20,000 yuan for joining the melee.
Donewald, who took over the team in April, apologized at Fridays press
conference in the capital: As the teams head coach, I am responsible for the
players conduct on and off the court. I lost my temper and set a bad example for
the players. I sincerely apologize to all the fans on behalf of the whole team,
he said. Donewald promised the national team would win back the respect of its
fans and opponents with outstanding performances and resist any form of violence
in the future. However, some members of the public believe the punishment was
too light. According to a poll at web portal sina.com, 71.5 percent of
respondents to a survey said the penalties were not harsh enough. Xin Lancheng,
chief of the Basketball Administrative Center, said: The International
Basketball Federation (FIBA) may add further punishment to the team; the CBAs
penalty was mainly to educate the players. We will respect any punishment from
FIBA and protect our rights at the same time. We wish for a reasonable and
impartial result. The CBA also sent a letter of apology to the Brazilian
Basketball Confederation on Wednesday, in which it promised to punish the team
and Donewald. The fracas erupted in the third and final friendly between the
teams just one minute and six seconds into the first quarter. The Brazilian
players were escorted to their locker room and refused to play again, which
forced the game to be abandoned. The host side then held an impromptu training
session. The Chinese national team will play three warm-ups against Lithuanias
BC Siauliai on Oct 29, 31 and Nov 2 before taking part in the Guangzhou Asian
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seemingly answered when the Celtics ran the 76ers off their own floor in Game 3
of the Eastern Conference semifinals.(Sports Network) – The National League eyes
a third straight win over the American League this evening when the respective
All-Star teams battle in the 83rd edition of the Midsummer Classic at Kauffman
Stadium. Talk baseball and get game updates with TSN.cas Game Night Blog during
tonights contest beginning at 8pm et/5pm pt. Tonights contest marks the third
time that the All-Star Game has been played in Kansas City, but the first since
July 24, 1973, when the NL won, 7-1, at what was then known as Royals Stadium.
That contest also marked the 24th and final All-Star appearance by Hall of Famer
Willie Mays. The other All-Star Game in Kansas City was played at Municipal
Stadium on July 11, 1960, won 5-3 by the National League in the first of two
All-Star Games played that year (also Yankee Stadium on July 13). After going 13
straight years without a win, the NL has started to turn the tables on their
counterparts and was a 5-1 winner last season thanks in part to a three-run home
run from Prince Fielder. Fielder, of course, now plays in the AL and on Monday
picked up his second Home Run Derby crown, edging out Torontos Jose Bautista,
12-7, in the final round. Perhaps having Fielder in the lineup will help the AL
plate more than one run, something they havent done in either of the last two
games. Remarkably, though, the scores of the previous 82 All-Star Games add up
to 344 for the NL and 341 for the AL. Both managers named their respective
starters on Monday. Former St. Louis skipper Tony LaRussa tabbed San Franciscos
Matt Cain, while Texas Ron Washington went with Detroit ace and reigning AL MVP
and Cy Young Award winner LaRussa, the first inactive All-Star manager since the
ALs Bob Lemon in 1979, raised some eyebrows with his selection of Cain rather
than New York knuckleballer R.A. Dickey, who is tied for the NL lead with wins
and is one of the better stories in baseball this season. Some have speculated
that Giants catcher Buster Posey was not comfortable catching Dickey. “Im not
the boss,” Dickey said. “I dont necessarily have to agree with it, but I
certainly have to respect it, and thats the way it is.” Cain was also deserving,
as he went 9-3 with a 2.62 earned run average and two shutouts, including the
22nd perfect game in major league history on June 13 against the Houston Astros.
Although the 27-year-old right-hander has been an NL All-Star on two other
occasions, he never actually pitched in either contest. “Those two [All-Star
Games] were relaxing. Now this is going to be nerve
wracking,” Cain said.
“Thats all right. Im excited about that.” Cain is also the second San Francisco
hurler to start the All-Star game in the last four years after teammate
Tim Lincecum toed the rubber for the National League back in 2009 at Busch
Stadium. Hes also the sixth Giants pitcher to start an All-Star Game since the
team moved to San Francisco in 1958, joining Juan Marichal (1965, 67), Vida Blue
(78), Rick Reuschel (89), Jason Schmidt (2003) and Lincecum (09). “To be able to
start the game is going to be a huge honor for me,” said Cain. While some were
left scratching their head at LaRussas choice, you will be hard pressed to find
anyone who disagrees with Washingtons selection of Verlander. A 24-game winner
last season, Verlander is 9-5 this season with a 2.58 ERA over 18 starts and has
five complete games to his name, including one shutout. Verlander, who is in
this game for the fifth time, likely wouldd have been Washingtons choice to open
last years contest, but pitched on the Sunday before the game, making him
ineligible to go. Jake Long Jersey. “What an honor it is to
start my first All-Star Game,” Verlander said on Monday. “Ive been to a few in
the past and some I havent had the opportunity to pitch like last year and some
Ive pitched out of the bullpen. But this is something different, and Im going to
relish every moment and hopefully play a part in helping the American league
win.” Washington selected Verlander over Chicagos Chris Sale (10-2, 2.19 ERA),
last years starter, Jered Weaver (10-1, 1.96 ERA) of the Angels and Tampa Bays
David Price (11-4, 2.82 ERA). “He is one of the best pitchers in all of
baseball, not just the American League,” Washington said of Verlander. “The joy
that I have of giving him the ball tomorrow, hes well-rested. I expect a lot out
of him, and I know he expects a lot out of himself.” Kenny Rogers was the last
Tigers hurler to start the All-Star game when the then 41-year-old lefty stood
atop the mound at PNC Park in Pittsburgh back in 2006. The lineup for the
American League will open with a pair of Yankees as Derek Jeter will play
shortstop and hit leadoff, followed by teammate Robinson Cano in the two hole,
playing second base. Josh Hamilton of the Rangers will play left field and bat
third while Bautista hits cleanup and will start in right. Fielder will hit in
the five hole and play first, followed by Adrian Beltre of the Rangers, who will
man the hot corner. Bostons David Ortiz will be the designated hitter and hit
seventh, Texas catcher Mike Napoli will be behind the plate batting eighth, and
Curtis Granderson of the Yankees rounds out the lineup in the ninth spot,
playing center field. Colorados Carlos Gonzalez will be the designated hitter
and get things started at the top of La Russas lineup, while Giants center
fielder Melky Cabrera will hit second. Milwaukee Brewers left fielder and
reigning NL MVP Ryan Braun will hit third and first baseman Joey Votto of the
Cincinnati Reds will bat cleanup. Cardinals right fielder Carlos Beltran mans
the five hole with Posey hitting sixth. “Its going to be really cool to have
Buster behind the plate catching for me,” said Cain of his batterymate. Poseys
teammate, Pablo Sandoval, follows and will play third, while second baseman
Dan Uggla of the Atlanta Braves and shortstop Rafael Furcal of the Cardinals
will bat eighth and ninth, respectively. This years contest will feature 26
first-timers, as well as a record five rookies, most notably Angels outfielder
Mike Trout and 19-year-old Washington phenom Bryce Harper. Harper, who was born
on October 16, 1992, becomes the third youngest major league All-Star ever and
the youngest All-Star position player in history. The only two players in
baseball history who were younger in a Midsummer Classic were Dwight Gooden (the
youngest All-Star ever; born 11/16/64; 1984 All-Star Game was 7/10/84) and Hall
of Famer Bob Feller (born 11/3/18; 1938 ASG was 7/6/38). Previously, the
youngest position player in a Midsummer Classic was Minnesota Twins catcher
Butch Wynegar (born 3/14/56; 1976 ASG was 7/13/76). This also marks the 10th
straight year that the All-Star Game will determine which league gets home-field
advantage in the World Series. Next years All-Star Game will be contested at
Citi Field in New York. ’ ’ ’ 

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