Jersey to chase: Kaka is kind of like Prince or Madonna since he is only known by Kaka. His full name is Ricardo Izescon dos Santos Leite. Kaka signed his first professional contract at age 15, and now plays for Real Madrid as well as for the Brazil National team. As devout Christian, Kaka can be often seen pointing to the sky when he scores a goal and famously wore a “Jesus Loves You” T-shirt at the 2005 FIFA Confederation Cup. He is married to his childhood sweetheart Caroline Celico. The couple have a daughter Luca Leite.
Recap: The Netherlands ended Slovakia’s Cinderella World Cup run, winning 2-1. It was Slovakia’s first World Cup as an independent nation. Netherlands’s Arjen Robben played in the game after suffering from a hamstring injury and scored a goal for his home team. The Netherlands will play Brazil on Friday who beat Chile 3-0. Despite Brazil winning against Chile, the game remained scoreless for the first 34 minutes. This is the fifth consecutive World Cup Brazil has reached the quarterfinals.
On Friday, a shooting broke out at the nightclub Michael Vick was celebrating his 30th birthday at. A lawyer for Vick quickly disputed the story by saying Vick had left the nightclub 30 minutes prior to the altercation. Now, the Daily Press reports video surveillance shows Vick leaving at 2:07am… not a half hour before but three minutes before the 2:10am shooting. According to a source, Quanis Phillips, who was involved in the shooting and also served as a co-defendant in the Vick dogfighting case, slapped Vick’s fiancee Kijafa Frink while she was feeding Vick cake causing cake to get on the Eagles’ backup QB. Little cake got on Vick, but the two did exchange words.
While the police have announced that Vick is not a person of interest in the shooting, NFL Commissioner Roger Godell may be of interest. Last July, when Vick was reinstated, Godell warned Vick not to associate with people involved in the dogfighting case and that his “margin for error was extremely limited.”
On Friday, the NFL released a statement saying that they were looking into the situation, but now word yet if a decision has been made or if they know who let the dogs out.
Yesterday, ESPN reported a free agent summit was held in Miami involving LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh. Wade attempted to lure over the highly coveted free agents Bosh and James. However, today the Miami Herald said the summit never happened.Reps for both Wade and Bosh are denying the summit, but others report the trio are trying to keep their meeting under wraps since the free agent market does not open until July 1. Should be interesting as to what was more convincing to win in the LeBron sweepstakes… the Miami Summit or the LeBron Flash Mob?
Alexander Mikhaylovich Ovechkin (Russian: Александр Михайлович Овечкин; pronounced [ˈɐlʲɪkˌsɑndr ɐˈvʲetʃkɪn]; born September 17, 1985) is a Russian professional ice hockey left winger and captain of the Washington Capitals of the National Hockey League (NHL). Prior to playing in the NHL, Ovechkin played for the now-defunct HC Dynamo Moscow of the Russian Superleague for four seasons from 2001 until 2005.
Ovechkin was the first overall selection in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft, drafted from Dynamo after 3 seasons with the club. Because the 2004-05 NHL season was lost because of a lockout, Ovechkin remained with Dynamo for one more season before transferring to the NHL for the 2005–06 NHL season, in which he won the Calder Memorial Trophy for Rookie of the Year, scoring 52 goals and 54 assists to lead all rookies with 106 points.
During the 2007–08 season, he led the NHL with 65 goals and 112 points to capture the Rocket Richard and Art Ross Trophies. That season he also won the Lester B. Pearson Award as the top player voted by the NHL Players’ Association and the Hart Memorial Trophy as the league’s MVP. He is the only player to win all four awards since the Rocket Richard Trophy’s inception in 1999. He would lead Team Russia to a gold medal at the World Championships the same year.
In 2009, he again won the Hart Memorial Trophy as league MVP, the Lester B. Pearson Award, and the Rocket Richard Trophy. Ovechkin also led the Capitals to their second consecutive division title. He won the Ted Lindsay Award, which the Pearson Award had been renamed, for a third straight year in 2010, as well as being named to the First All-Star Team for a fifth consecutive season.