Thursday, February 28, 2013

NHL Pittsburgh Penguins' star Sidney Crosby

Sidney Crosby - Does this name ring a bell? For those who follow the NHL league, this name would be synonymous to Sachin Tendulkar of cricket.
Sidney Crosby is a Canadian professional ice hockey player. Crosby captains the Pittsburgh Penguins' team of the National Hockey League (NHL).

NHL Pittsburgh Penguins' captain Sidney Crosby of Canada

Sidney Crosby was drafted first overall by the Pittsburgh Penguins team in the year 2005 and has been playing with them ever since. He became the younges

By his second season, Sidney Crosby led the NHL with 120 points (36 goals, 84 assists) and captured the Art Ross Trophy, becoming the youngest player and the only teenager to win a scoring title in any major North American sports league.

Sidney Crosby became the captain of the Pittsburgh Penguins team during the 2007-08 NHL season and led them to the Stanley Cup finals which they eventually lost. But, the following year 2008-09 season, Sidney Crosby led the Pittsburgh Penguins team to their third Stanley Cup victory in the year 2009.

Sidney Crosby is the youngest captain in NHL history to win the Stanley Cup

Canada's Sidney Crosby smiles with his gold medal after scoring the overtime winner in the  3-2 victory over USA during men's ice hockey gold medal final at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver

Sidney Crosby started out as The Kid of NHL and was touted as "The Next One" which he ultimately proved right

Sidney Crosby winning the Stanley Cup for Pittsburgh Penguins in the year 2009

Sidney Crosby posing shirtless for a photoshoot

Sidney Crosby's autographed picture

Handsome Sidney Crosby in the Pittsburgh magazine covers

Don't you think that Sidney Crosby is the Sachin Tendulkar of cricket or the Lionel Messi of soccer??  :)

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Monday, February 18, 2013

Rafael Nadal's Bacardi "Mix with Rafa" event..

Rafael Nadal is back in action.. this time off court as the global social responsibility ambassador of Bacardi's "Champions Drink Responsibly" campaign. 
Bacardi Limited's “Champions Drink Responsibly” campaign offers the chance to “Mix with Rafa” in a new online promotion to meet him in person. 

Rafael Nadal poses for Bacardi Limited's Champions Drink Responsibly campaign

Fans who successfully answer three questions relating to responsible drinking behavior will go into a free prize draw to win a trip to “The Champions’ Party.” 

Nadal's "Mix with Rafa" contest poster to meet him personally at the Champions' Party

This competition is open till 8 April 2013, and legal drinking age consumers can enter the competition via the “Champions Drink Responsibly” Facebook page. “The Champions’ Party” will be hosted by multiple Grand Slam winner and tennis champion Rafael Nadal. The Bacardi Limited Global Social Responsibly Ambassador has taken a personal interest in this new promotion and helped the “Champions Drink Responsibly” team select the location, entertainment, music, food and drink for the one-of-a-kind party. The undisclosed venue will be spectacular, with international DJs and world-class Bacardi mixologists preparing cocktails and mocktails (non-alcoholic cocktails) for the lucky winners and their guests.

"I try to beat everyone at tennis, not at drinking", says Rafa Nadal in the Champions Drink Responsibly campaign by Bacardi Limited 

Rafael Nadal in Champions Drink Responsibly campaign for Bacardi Limited
Rafa saying "I'd always tell my friends where the line is"

Rafa Nadal, the the global social responsibility ambassador of Bacardi Limited

Rafael Nadal with a social message for Bacardi Limited Champions Drink Responsibly campaign

Keep it together says Rafa Nadal in this poster for Bacardi Limited's Champions Drink Responsibly campaign

The “Champions Drink Responsibly” campaign was first introduced by Bacardi Limited in April 2008 and featured seven-time Formula 1 World Champion Michael Schumacher with the message “Drinking and Driving Don’t Mix.”

This is an important campaign and the message that these stars are trying to convey shouldn't be lost in the race to meet Nadal. But yeah.... try your luck in the contest @championsdrinkresponsibly and see if you can meet Rafa at the Champions' Party. 

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Sunday, February 17, 2013

WAGS: Rafael Nadal and girlfriend Xisca

Rafael Nadal and Maria Francisca Perello - One of my favourite tennis celebrity couple. Nadal and Xisca (as Maria Perello is fondly called) are seeing each other since 2005 and the relationship is almost 9 years old. The key to their strong relationship - trying to stay away from public eye and maintain their private life as quietly as possible.

Rafael Nadal and his girlfriend Maria Francisca Perello dressed for an event

Nadal has been dating Maria Francisca Perello who is an insurance company employee from Palma, Majorca. Xisca has also got a degree in Business Administration.

Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal and his longtime girlfriend Xisca

In October, 2012 Maria Francisca Perello "Xisca" was appointed the Director for Social Integration of Rafael Nadal Foundation, in what appeared to be a big step into the future state of their relationship. 
Here are some more pictures of Nadal and Xisca.... some which I liked....
All pictures are taken from the public domain and I don't own the rights to any of them. 

Maria Francisca Perello and boyfriend Rafael Nadal 

Rafael Nadal's cute girlfriend Maria Francisca Perello or Xisca as she is fondly called giving a beautiful smile

Rafael Nadal and Xisca keeping their relationship low profile

Nadal's girlfriend Xisca cheering him in the tennis court

Rafael Nadal's beautiful girlfriend Maria 'Xisca' Perello

 Rafael Nadal's mother Ana Maria Parera (L), his sister Maria Isabel Nadal (R) and his girlfriend, Maria Francisca Perello, sit on Centre Court for Nadal's men's singles final match against Novak Djokovic of Serbia at the Wimbledon tennis championships in London July 3, 2011.
Pic courtesy:  Reuters 

Spanish tennis start Nadal's girlfriend Xisca attending an event

Xisca, Nadal's girlfriend, posing for the camera

Nadal and girlfriend Xisca holidaying

Nadal and his cute girlfriend Xisca's picture taken during their initial years of relationship

Nadal's longtime girlfriend Maria Francisca Perello "Xisca" was appointed the Director for Social Integration of Rafael Nadal Foundation

Hope we see Nadal and Xisca tying the knot soon enough... this is one couple I like to see go a long way... 

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Victoria Azarenka and Redfoo - Party animals..

Vika and Redfoo... yes... the hottest couple in the tennis circuit now are undoubtedly the Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka and US rapper Redfoo of LMFAO.

Victoria Azarenka with rapper boyfriend Redfoo partying @redfoo

Stefan Kendal Gordy popularly known as Redfoo in the music circle is one half of the LMFAO band with SkyBlu being the other half.

Redfoo was first seen with Azarenka during the 2012 US Open when he sat in with her during a press conference. They also partied hard after Azarenka's loss.

Redfoo and girlfriend Victoria Azarenka shopping and partying after US Open 2012 @redfoo

During a recent radio appearance, Redfoo who is known for his wild hair and wilder music, dropped this hint that the two were dating via Sports Illustrated magazine.

“I’m in love,” Redfoo said. “I don’t care who knows it. With a special one. I got a special one. A No. 1, if you will.” 
Who else is it other than the person (Vika Azarenka) with whom Redfoo is seen partying hard of late.

Vika Azarenka and boyfriend Redfoo partying hard

Redfoo is 37 years old and the lead singer/DJ/dancer/rapper of LMFAO, an American electro hop duo founded in 2006. Redfoo and SkyBlu (Skyler Gordy) are uncle and nephew. Their music style is “party rock”. LMFAO is an acronyms for “Laughing My F***** Ass Off”.
Check out more of Vika Azarenka and boyfriend Redfoo's partying pictures.

Azarenka and Redfoo of LMFAO seen posing during a party

US rapper Redfoo of LMFAO and girlfriend Victoria Azarenka partying

Victoria Azarenka and boyfriend Redfoo enjoying jet skiing 

Victoria Azarenka and Redfoo are dating and seem to party hard and going strong

Boyfriend Redfoo seen at the Australian Open 2013 in Melbourne where Azarenka defended her title. 
Pic courtesy: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images

Redfoo and Azarenka as a couple enjoying an NBA match

Redfoo of LMFAO cheers for Vika Azarenka during her Australian Open 2013 title defence
Pic courtesy: AP Photo/Andrew Brownbill

Thus Victoria Azarenka of Belarus and boyfriend Redfoo have earned themselves the title of the hottest couple in the tennis circuit.... with Redfoo being a star boyfriend with a penchant for shots and party rock.
Lets see how far these two new love birds go.. :)

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Friday, February 15, 2013

Michelle Jenneke in Sports Illustrated magazine

Remember Michelle Jenneke, the Australian athlete? She became famous courtesy of a youtube video going viral....  The viral video had Michelle Jenneke doing her usual dancing warm-up routine before her hurdles race last year at the IAAF World Junior Championship.

Check out my earlier post on her - Michelle Jenneke who??

Michelle Jenneke dancing warm up routine

Now, Sports Illustrated has featured her in their February 2013 issue with three other sports women. The other athletes featured are Hawaiian surfer Alana Blanchard and Dutch hockey stars Ellen Hoog and Eva de Goede. Michelle Jenneke has certainly used her fame to good use by featuring in the Sports Illustrated photo shoot. 

Michelle Jenneke doing her regular dance routine during the photo shoot of her Sports Illustrated magazine feature
Pic courtesy: Sports Illustrated

Check out some of her Sports Illustrated pictures... and more directly from the Sports Illustrated site here
These are just some of pics I like of the photo shoot and all copyrights go to the Sports Illustrated magazine.

Australian athlete Michelle Jenneke featuring in Sports Illustrated Magazine February 2013 issue
Pic courtesy: Sports Illustrated

I was absolutely amazed when I found out Sports Illustrated wanted to shoot me,” Jenneke said, also adding, “I looked at the pictures and I think, wow, is that really me?

Michelle Jenneke doing a bikini photo shoot for Sports Illustrated
Pic courtesy: Sports Illustrated

Check out her interview she did during her photo shoot....

Lets wait and watch to see if Michelle Jenneke is able to transform some of this new found fame and success on the track and field too :)

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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Agnieszka Radwańska - The Polish tennis sensation

Agnieszka Radwańska is world number 4 Women's tennis player from Poland. She caught the eye of people by her intelligent play constructing her points and using the court to her advantage. She has won 12 career singles title and many more to come. Her grandslam best is reaching finals of the Wimbledon 2012 losing to Serena Williams.

Agnieszka Radwanska - Polish number 1 and world number 4 women's tennis star

Agnieszka Radwanska during a photoshoot

Cute Agnieszka Radwanska smiles

Radwanska has a younger sister Urszula Radwańska who is also a tennis professional.  Both the Radwanska sisters make a cute pair :) The younger one though not as competitive as the elder Radwanska.

Agnieszka and Urszula Radwanska sister posing for a photoshoot

The Radwanska sisters in bikini for a photoshoot

Urszula Radwańska and Agnieszka Radwańska - The Radwańska sisters enjoying bikini sunbathing in the beach in Cuba

Agnieszka Radwańska in the covers of Shape magazine

Radwanska modeling photoshoot

Agnieszka Radwanska in a sexy modeling photoshoot

Cute Agnieszka Radwanska giving an innocent shot

Definitely Agnieszka Radwanska has the talent.... but can she beat the power gamers Sharapova, Serena, Li Na and the number one player Victoria Azarenka?? only time will tell.. but will love to see her winning atleast  a single grandslam. 

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