The Jakarta Globe RSS: Sports http://www.thejakartaglobe.com 2013 The Jakarta Globe Your City, Your World Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:40:58 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/images/jakarta-globe.gif http://www.thejakartaglobe.com Bayern Says Ties With Rival Dortmund Have Frozen http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/?p=284436 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:29:07 +0700 Dortmund's midfielder Sebastian Kehl, right, stands next to Bayern Munich's striker Claudio Pizarro during the Bundesliga match on May 4, 2013. (AFP Photo/Patrik Stollarz). Dortmund's midfielder Sebastian Kehl, right, stands next to Bayern Munich's striker Claudio Pizarro during the Bundesliga match on May 4, 2013. (AFP Photo/Patrik Stollarz).[/caption]

Berlin. Relations between league champions Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund, who face each other in next month's German Cup final, have become frozen over a bitter row stemming from a decade-old loan, the Bavarian club's CEO said on Wednesday.

The sides have been locked in an ongoing war of words over a two-million euro ($2.76 million) loan Bayern granted to then cash-strapped Dortmund in 2004, with the Ruhr valley club saying the terms of the agreement were far from charitable.

"[Bayern president] Karl Hopfner represented the facts correctly after Dortmund claimed something that was incorrect," Karl-Heinz Rummenigge told sport Bild magazine.

Hopfner had said Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke was not telling the truth when he claimed that the Bavarians had demanded an extortionate interest rate on the loan.

"It is what it is at the moment and so we will have a bit of an ice age in our relations," he said.

"There are good times and bad times between clubs. That was the case in the past with Cologne under [then coach] Christoph Daum and that was also the case with Werder Bremen. We should not just cuddle," Rummenigge said.

In the last four seasons, Dortmund have emerged as Bayern's biggest challengers domestically and in Europe, winning the double in 2012 and the league in 2011 before losing to their southern rivals in the Champions League final last season.

They did, however, beat Bayern 3-0 in a Bundesliga match in Munich recently to reclaim some domestic bragging rights.

"Bayern does not need a peace summit and does not need any meeting [with Dortmund]," Rummenigge added.

"By that I mean in the future there will be no eating together prior to Bundesliga matches. Maybe that is more honest behavior than meeting and reassuring of the respect that does not exist."

Bayern, who remain on course for a second successive league, cup and intercontinental title treble, face Real Madrid in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final later on Wednesday.

Reuters

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Dortmund's midfielder Sebastian Kehl, right, stands next to Bayern Munich's striker Claudio Pizarro during the Bundesliga match on May 4, 2013. (AFP Photo/Patrik Stollarz). Dortmund's midfielder Sebastian Kehl, right, stands next to Bayern Munich's striker Claudio Pizarro during the Bundesliga match on May 4, 2013. (AFP Photo/Patrik Stollarz).[/caption]

Berlin. Relations between league champions Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund, who face each other in next month's German Cup final, have become frozen over a bitter row stemming from a decade-old loan, the Bavarian club's CEO said on Wednesday.

The sides have been locked in an ongoing war of words over a two-million euro ($2.76 million) loan Bayern granted to then cash-strapped Dortmund in 2004, with the Ruhr valley club saying the terms of the agreement were far from charitable.

"[Bayern president] Karl Hopfner represented the facts correctly after Dortmund claimed something that was incorrect," Karl-Heinz Rummenigge told sport Bild magazine.

Hopfner had said Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke was not telling the truth when he claimed that the Bavarians had demanded an extortionate interest rate on the loan.

"It is what it is at the moment and so we will have a bit of an ice age in our relations," he said.

"There are good times and bad times between clubs. That was the case in the past with Cologne under [then coach] Christoph Daum and that was also the case with Werder Bremen. We should not just cuddle," Rummenigge said.

In the last four seasons, Dortmund have emerged as Bayern's biggest challengers domestically and in Europe, winning the double in 2012 and the league in 2011 before losing to their southern rivals in the Champions League final last season.

They did, however, beat Bayern 3-0 in a Bundesliga match in Munich recently to reclaim some domestic bragging rights.

"Bayern does not need a peace summit and does not need any meeting [with Dortmund]," Rummenigge added.

"By that I mean in the future there will be no eating together prior to Bundesliga matches. Maybe that is more honest behavior than meeting and reassuring of the respect that does not exist."

Bayern, who remain on course for a second successive league, cup and intercontinental title treble, face Real Madrid in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final later on Wednesday.

Reuters

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Ronaldo Set to Return for Real's Bayern Test http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/?p=284175 Tue, 22 Apr 2014 18:28:17 +0700 Real Madrid player Cristiano Ronaldo attends a training session. (REUTERS Photo/Andrea Comas) Real Madrid player Cristiano Ronaldo attends a training session. (REUTERS Photo/Andrea Comas)[/caption] Madrid. World Player of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo looks set to make his comeback from injury for Real Madrid when Bayern Munich visits the Santiago Bernabeu for its Champions League semi-final, first leg on Wednesday. Ronaldo has been sidelined for the past three weeks due to a hamstring injury and will be desperate to make up for lost time by building on his record-equaling 14 goals in the competition this season. Real is set to be at full strength as left-back Marcelo has also overcome a hamstring problem. Gareth Bale missed training on Monday due to flu-like symptoms, but the Welshman is expected to take his place alongside Ronaldo and Karim Benzema in attack. Los Blancos will need Ronaldo and Bale firing on all cylinders if they are to overcome their historic hoodoo against Bayern in the last four of Europe's premier club competition. In five previous semi-finals, the German has come out on top four times, with a 3-2 aggregate victory in 2000 on its way to winning the competition for an eighth time Real's only success. However, Madrid's previously awful record against German opposition has been salvaged this season as it saw off Schalke 04 and Borussia Dortmund on its way into the last four. And Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge believes an away goal is the key to his side reaching the final for a third consecutive season. "We need to score at least one goal. That's what we learned from Dortmund's meetings with Real Madrid," he said. "We're known as the 'la bestia negra' (bete noire) down there. We need to show them la bestia negra is back." By its own lofty standards, Bayern has struggled to maintain its focus after sealing the Bundesliga title in record time a month ago. Saturday's 2-0 win over bottom club Eintracht Braunschweig was its first in four league games, a run which included two consecutive defeats after a 53-match unbeaten streak. Bayern boss Pep Guardiola enjoyed an impeccable record of five wins and a draw in six visits to the Santiago Bernabeu in four years in charge of Barcelona. However, the Spaniard has accepted responsibility for his side slacking off in recent weeks and will be hoping meeting the nine-time European champion brings out the best in them, having previously described playing in Europe as "like a good meal in a nice restaurant" compared to the "everyday pizza or hamburgers" of the Bundesliga. And captain Philipp Lahm admitted the European champion needs to be at the very top of their game when it visits the Spanish capital, where it triumphed on penalties in the semi-finals two years ago. "On Wednesday we'll show we're always up for it in the important games, but it's still 50-50," he said. "I am sure that everyone will put in a top performance on Wednesday because if they don't we have no chance." Other than the absence of former Barcelona midfielder Thiago Alcantara, Bayern should also be at full strength with goalkeeper Manuel Neuer and David Alaba returning to the side after missing Saturday's win at Braunschweig due to injury and illness respectively.]]> Real Madrid player Cristiano Ronaldo attends a training session. (REUTERS Photo/Andrea Comas) Real Madrid player Cristiano Ronaldo attends a training session. (REUTERS Photo/Andrea Comas)[/caption] Madrid. World Player of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo looks set to make his comeback from injury for Real Madrid when Bayern Munich visits the Santiago Bernabeu for its Champions League semi-final, first leg on Wednesday. Ronaldo has been sidelined for the past three weeks due to a hamstring injury and will be desperate to make up for lost time by building on his record-equaling 14 goals in the competition this season. Real is set to be at full strength as left-back Marcelo has also overcome a hamstring problem. Gareth Bale missed training on Monday due to flu-like symptoms, but the Welshman is expected to take his place alongside Ronaldo and Karim Benzema in attack. Los Blancos will need Ronaldo and Bale firing on all cylinders if they are to overcome their historic hoodoo against Bayern in the last four of Europe's premier club competition. In five previous semi-finals, the German has come out on top four times, with a 3-2 aggregate victory in 2000 on its way to winning the competition for an eighth time Real's only success. However, Madrid's previously awful record against German opposition has been salvaged this season as it saw off Schalke 04 and Borussia Dortmund on its way into the last four. And Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge believes an away goal is the key to his side reaching the final for a third consecutive season. "We need to score at least one goal. That's what we learned from Dortmund's meetings with Real Madrid," he said. "We're known as the 'la bestia negra' (bete noire) down there. We need to show them la bestia negra is back." By its own lofty standards, Bayern has struggled to maintain its focus after sealing the Bundesliga title in record time a month ago. Saturday's 2-0 win over bottom club Eintracht Braunschweig was its first in four league games, a run which included two consecutive defeats after a 53-match unbeaten streak. Bayern boss Pep Guardiola enjoyed an impeccable record of five wins and a draw in six visits to the Santiago Bernabeu in four years in charge of Barcelona. However, the Spaniard has accepted responsibility for his side slacking off in recent weeks and will be hoping meeting the nine-time European champion brings out the best in them, having previously described playing in Europe as "like a good meal in a nice restaurant" compared to the "everyday pizza or hamburgers" of the Bundesliga. And captain Philipp Lahm admitted the European champion needs to be at the very top of their game when it visits the Spanish capital, where it triumphed on penalties in the semi-finals two years ago. "On Wednesday we'll show we're always up for it in the important games, but it's still 50-50," he said. "I am sure that everyone will put in a top performance on Wednesday because if they don't we have no chance." Other than the absence of former Barcelona midfielder Thiago Alcantara, Bayern should also be at full strength with goalkeeper Manuel Neuer and David Alaba returning to the side after missing Saturday's win at Braunschweig due to injury and illness respectively.]]> http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/?p=284175 Giggs Takes Over From Moyes Temporarily http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/?p=284154 Tue, 22 Apr 2014 17:58:25 +0700 Manchester United's manager David Moyes (left) walks past Ryan Giggs during a training session. (REUTERS Photo/Phil Noble) Manchester United's manager David Moyes (left) walks past Ryan Giggs during a training session. (REUTERS Photo/Phil Noble)[/caption] Manchester United midfielder Ryan Giggs has been placed in temporary charge of first team affairs after the sacking of manager David Moyes on Tuesday, the English Premier League club said. Giggs, 40, had been an assistant to Moyes during the Scot's ill-fated 10-month spell in charge of the champion and will step in for the final four league fixtures while the club decide on a permanent replacement, United said in a statement. The champion is seventh in the table, 23-points behind leader Liverpool, and hosts Norwich City on Saturday then faces Sunderland and Hull City before a final trip to Southampton. Reuters]]> Manchester United's manager David Moyes (left) walks past Ryan Giggs during a training session. (REUTERS Photo/Phil Noble) Manchester United's manager David Moyes (left) walks past Ryan Giggs during a training session. (REUTERS Photo/Phil Noble)[/caption] Manchester United midfielder Ryan Giggs has been placed in temporary charge of first team affairs after the sacking of manager David Moyes on Tuesday, the English Premier League club said. Giggs, 40, had been an assistant to Moyes during the Scot's ill-fated 10-month spell in charge of the champion and will step in for the final four league fixtures while the club decide on a permanent replacement, United said in a statement. The champion is seventh in the table, 23-points behind leader Liverpool, and hosts Norwich City on Saturday then faces Sunderland and Hull City before a final trip to Southampton. Reuters]]> http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/?p=284154 Arema Enters Final AFC Group Game on a High http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/sports/arema-enters-final-afc-group-game-high/ Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:09:41 +0700 http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/sports/arema-enters-final-afc-group-game-high/ Manchester United Sack Manager David Moyes http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/?p=284049 Tue, 22 Apr 2014 15:38:11 +0700 Manchester United’s Scottish manager David Moyes poses for photographers beside the Manchester United club crest at Old Trafford in Manchester, northwest England on July 5, 2013. (AFP Photo/Paul Ellis) Manchester United’s Scottish manager David Moyes poses for photographers beside the Manchester United club crest at Old Trafford in Manchester, northwest England on July 5, 2013. (AFP Photo/Paul Ellis)[/caption] London.  Manager David Moyes has been sacked by Manchester United, the club announced on their Twitter account on Tuesday. "Manchester United announces that David Moyes has left the club," United said. "The club would like to place on record its thanks for the hard work, honesty and integrity he brought to the role." News of Moyes's exit comes a day after widespread reports in the British media that he was facing the sack, just 10 months after succeeding Alex Ferguson as manager of the world-famous club. The 50-year-old Scot endured a torrid debut campaign at Old Trafford, with United falling to seventh place in the Premier League and being eliminated from both domestic cup competitions and the Champions League. Moyes's last game in charge was a 2-0 loss at his former club Everton, which confirmed that United would not compete in the Champions League next season for the first time since 1995. The defeat, United's 11th of the league campaign, left the defending champions 13 points below the Champions League places and 23 points behind leaders Liverpool. British newspaper reports on Tuesday said that Moyes had been informed of his fate during an early-morning meeting with chief executive Ed Woodward at the club's Carrington training ground. Current player—coach Ryan Giggs and his former United team—mate Nicky Butt are reportedly set to be placed in caretaker charge for Saturday's home game with Norwich City. Louis van Gaal, the current Netherlands coach, has been installed as the favorite to succeed Moyes on a permanent basis by British bookmakers, with Jurgen Klopp of Borussia Dortmund another rumored contender. Agence France-Presse]]> Manchester United’s Scottish manager David Moyes poses for photographers beside the Manchester United club crest at Old Trafford in Manchester, northwest England on July 5, 2013. (AFP Photo/Paul Ellis) Manchester United’s Scottish manager David Moyes poses for photographers beside the Manchester United club crest at Old Trafford in Manchester, northwest England on July 5, 2013. (AFP Photo/Paul Ellis)[/caption] London.  Manager David Moyes has been sacked by Manchester United, the club announced on their Twitter account on Tuesday. "Manchester United announces that David Moyes has left the club," United said. "The club would like to place on record its thanks for the hard work, honesty and integrity he brought to the role." News of Moyes's exit comes a day after widespread reports in the British media that he was facing the sack, just 10 months after succeeding Alex Ferguson as manager of the world-famous club. The 50-year-old Scot endured a torrid debut campaign at Old Trafford, with United falling to seventh place in the Premier League and being eliminated from both domestic cup competitions and the Champions League. Moyes's last game in charge was a 2-0 loss at his former club Everton, which confirmed that United would not compete in the Champions League next season for the first time since 1995. The defeat, United's 11th of the league campaign, left the defending champions 13 points below the Champions League places and 23 points behind leaders Liverpool. British newspaper reports on Tuesday said that Moyes had been informed of his fate during an early-morning meeting with chief executive Ed Woodward at the club's Carrington training ground. Current player—coach Ryan Giggs and his former United team—mate Nicky Butt are reportedly set to be placed in caretaker charge for Saturday's home game with Norwich City. Louis van Gaal, the current Netherlands coach, has been installed as the favorite to succeed Moyes on a permanent basis by British bookmakers, with Jurgen Klopp of Borussia Dortmund another rumored contender. Agence France-Presse]]> http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/?p=284049 Bangkok to Field Its Top Players For Expat Pool Challenge in May http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/news/bangkok-field-top-players-expat-pool-challenge-may/ Mon, 21 Apr 2014 18:29:58 +0700 Jakarta. After retaining the Asian Expat Pool Challenge title in 2013, the Bangkok Pool League team is eager to continue its domination in the AEPC 2014 Super 12s Singles Championship, scheduled for May 10 at Afterhour Billiard and Bar in Jakarta. Bangkok will send its top players, Swedish-born Pontus Reece and Osaka native Nayuta Kakuda, who have performed well for the team in recent events. Reece, a native of Stockholm, began playing pool at the age of 10. He was a rising star at the junior level, winning seven junior championships in his homeland and finishing as runner-up four times. He represented Sweden in European junior events and was twice runner-up in the European Junior 8-ball championships. He was also a member of the Swedish national pool team for eight years. Reece moved to Thailand with his family five years ago and made a contact with local pool community to represent his adopted home city in the AEPC. The 34-year-old Kakuda, who goes by the nickname Mao, was born and raised in Osaka. He started playing pool socially in his homeland eight years ago, but was admittedly not very good. He moved to Thailand in 2008 and he liked the atmosphere in the land of smiles and decided to stay. He got a job managing a small bar with one pool table. With a table continually at his disposal, his game improved to the point where he enjoys taking on and often beating people who take the game a bit more seriously. Still, he has no illusions of ever turning professional and simply enjoys the game. Mao has represented the Bangkok Pool League in the Asia Expat Pool Challenge for the past three years with outstanding results. In 2013 he won nine out of 10 frames played, which was the equal best score of any player in the tournament. Jakarta Globe is a media partner with Jakarta All Stars. The Asia Expat Pool Challenge is part of the preparation for the Live Stream AEPC Tournament Single Cup event.  ]]> Jakarta. After retaining the Asian Expat Pool Challenge title in 2013, the Bangkok Pool League team is eager to continue its domination in the AEPC 2014 Super 12s Singles Championship, scheduled for May 10 at Afterhour Billiard and Bar in Jakarta. Bangkok will send its top players, Swedish-born Pontus Reece and Osaka native Nayuta Kakuda, who have performed well for the team in recent events. Reece, a native of Stockholm, began playing pool at the age of 10. He was a rising star at the junior level, winning seven junior championships in his homeland and finishing as runner-up four times. He represented Sweden in European junior events and was twice runner-up in the European Junior 8-ball championships. He was also a member of the Swedish national pool team for eight years. Reece moved to Thailand with his family five years ago and made a contact with local pool community to represent his adopted home city in the AEPC. The 34-year-old Kakuda, who goes by the nickname Mao, was born and raised in Osaka. He started playing pool socially in his homeland eight years ago, but was admittedly not very good. He moved to Thailand in 2008 and he liked the atmosphere in the land of smiles and decided to stay. He got a job managing a small bar with one pool table. With a table continually at his disposal, his game improved to the point where he enjoys taking on and often beating people who take the game a bit more seriously. Still, he has no illusions of ever turning professional and simply enjoys the game. Mao has represented the Bangkok Pool League in the Asia Expat Pool Challenge for the past three years with outstanding results. In 2013 he won nine out of 10 frames played, which was the equal best score of any player in the tournament. Jakarta Globe is a media partner with Jakarta All Stars. The Asia Expat Pool Challenge is part of the preparation for the Live Stream AEPC Tournament Single Cup event.  ]]> http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/news/bangkok-field-top-players-expat-pool-challenge-may/ Suryo, a Track Star Oozing Talent, Follows His Heart http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/sports/suryo-track-star-oozing-talent-follows-heart/ Mon, 21 Apr 2014 14:47:00 +0700 http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/sports/suryo-track-star-oozing-talent-follows-heart/ Wrongfully Imprisoned US Boxer ‘Hurricane’ Carter Dies at 76 http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/?p=283427 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:42:08 +0700 Ottawa, Canada. Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, the prizefighter whose racially tinged wrongful murder conviction made him a symbol of injustice and a pop culture cause, died on Sunday at the age of 76. Carter, who was convicted twice and imprisoned for 19 years before he was exonerated in 1985, died on Sunday at his home in Toronto, the Association in Defense of the Wrongly Convicted (AIDWYC) confirmed. From 1993 to 2005, Carter served as the executive director of the Canadian organization, which said it was “deeply saddened” by the death of “a truly courageous man who fought tirelessly to free others who had suffered the same fate.” US and Canadian media reported that Carter had been battling prostate cancer. Carter was a middleweight contender before he was convicted in the 1966 murders of three people who were shot and killed at a tavern in Paterson, New Jersey. A fearsome fighter, Carter scored his biggest win in 1963, when he stopped past and future world champion Emile Griffith in the very first round of a non-title clash. He lost a 15-round unanimous decision to Joey Giardello in a middleweight world title fight in 1964 — his only world championship bout. “He could have gone a long way,” Griffith said. “I should know. He knocked me down and stopped me.” An ‘appeal to racism’ However, Carter’s ring career was abruptly curtailed by his triple murder conviction in 1967. He denied the crime, and his story caught the attention of boxing great Muhammad Ali and inspired Bob Dylan’s 1975 song “Hurricane.” Decades later, 1999 flick “The Hurricane,” earned Denzel Washington an Oscar nomination and a Golden Globe for his portrayal of Carter, although some factual inaccuracies in the film provoked criticism. The actor paid tribute to Carter in a statement to US media: “God bless Rubin Carter and his tireless fight to ensure justice for all.” Carter was convicted along with his friend John Artis, who was also black, by an all-white jury in the death of two white men and a white woman. The convictions were gained in part with the testimony of two convicted felons who placed Carter and Artis at the scene, but later recanted. Carter was given a second trial in 1976 and convicted yet again. But, in an interview with PBS in 2011, Carter said he “wouldn’t give up.” “Just because that misinformed jury found me guilty, did not make me guilty. And because I was not guilty, I refused to act like a guilty person.’’ In 1985, Carter was exonerated by US district court judge, H. Lee Sarokin, who said the conviction had been “based on an appeal to racism rather than reason.” ‘Great deal of courage’ After finally being released, Carter, a native of New Jersey, moved to Toronto. From 1993 to 2005, he served as the executive director of the AIDWYC, and the organization’s founder, Win Wahrer, told Canadian broadcaster CBC on Sunday that Carter was a “hero” for his work advocating for the wrongly imprisoned. “It took a great deal of courage to speak out as he did on a consistent basis and relive his own experience,” she said. “But he did it because he felt it was the right thing to do.” Carter continued his efforts on behalf of those he believed to be wrongly incarcerated even after he became ill. In February, he penned an article in the New York Daily News seeking the release of David McCallum, who was convicted of a kidnapping and murder in 1985. “I am now quite literally on my deathbed and am making my final wish to those with the legal authority to act,” he said. “My single regret in life is that David McCallum of Brooklyn ... is still in prison.” Carter, whose formal education ended in the eighth grade, led a childhood dotted with unruly incidents before enlisting in the Army, where he first took up boxing. With an honorable discharge, he returned home, overcoming a past that included petty crime to build his professional ring career. Agence France-Presse]]> Ottawa, Canada. Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, the prizefighter whose racially tinged wrongful murder conviction made him a symbol of injustice and a pop culture cause, died on Sunday at the age of 76. Carter, who was convicted twice and imprisoned for 19 years before he was exonerated in 1985, died on Sunday at his home in Toronto, the Association in Defense of the Wrongly Convicted (AIDWYC) confirmed. From 1993 to 2005, Carter served as the executive director of the Canadian organization, which said it was “deeply saddened” by the death of “a truly courageous man who fought tirelessly to free others who had suffered the same fate.” US and Canadian media reported that Carter had been battling prostate cancer. Carter was a middleweight contender before he was convicted in the 1966 murders of three people who were shot and killed at a tavern in Paterson, New Jersey. A fearsome fighter, Carter scored his biggest win in 1963, when he stopped past and future world champion Emile Griffith in the very first round of a non-title clash. He lost a 15-round unanimous decision to Joey Giardello in a middleweight world title fight in 1964 — his only world championship bout. “He could have gone a long way,” Griffith said. “I should know. He knocked me down and stopped me.” An ‘appeal to racism’ However, Carter’s ring career was abruptly curtailed by his triple murder conviction in 1967. He denied the crime, and his story caught the attention of boxing great Muhammad Ali and inspired Bob Dylan’s 1975 song “Hurricane.” Decades later, 1999 flick “The Hurricane,” earned Denzel Washington an Oscar nomination and a Golden Globe for his portrayal of Carter, although some factual inaccuracies in the film provoked criticism. The actor paid tribute to Carter in a statement to US media: “God bless Rubin Carter and his tireless fight to ensure justice for all.” Carter was convicted along with his friend John Artis, who was also black, by an all-white jury in the death of two white men and a white woman. The convictions were gained in part with the testimony of two convicted felons who placed Carter and Artis at the scene, but later recanted. Carter was given a second trial in 1976 and convicted yet again. But, in an interview with PBS in 2011, Carter said he “wouldn’t give up.” “Just because that misinformed jury found me guilty, did not make me guilty. And because I was not guilty, I refused to act like a guilty person.’’ In 1985, Carter was exonerated by US district court judge, H. Lee Sarokin, who said the conviction had been “based on an appeal to racism rather than reason.” ‘Great deal of courage’ After finally being released, Carter, a native of New Jersey, moved to Toronto. From 1993 to 2005, he served as the executive director of the AIDWYC, and the organization’s founder, Win Wahrer, told Canadian broadcaster CBC on Sunday that Carter was a “hero” for his work advocating for the wrongly imprisoned. “It took a great deal of courage to speak out as he did on a consistent basis and relive his own experience,” she said. “But he did it because he felt it was the right thing to do.” Carter continued his efforts on behalf of those he believed to be wrongly incarcerated even after he became ill. In February, he penned an article in the New York Daily News seeking the release of David McCallum, who was convicted of a kidnapping and murder in 1985. “I am now quite literally on my deathbed and am making my final wish to those with the legal authority to act,” he said. “My single regret in life is that David McCallum of Brooklyn ... is still in prison.” Carter, whose formal education ended in the eighth grade, led a childhood dotted with unruly incidents before enlisting in the Army, where he first took up boxing. With an honorable discharge, he returned home, overcoming a past that included petty crime to build his professional ring career. Agence France-Presse]]> http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/?p=283427 Wie's Win Snaps LPGA Title Drought http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/?p=283226 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 13:50:23 +0700 773f1ae1b7d5149ffc3a26a486ef514e73f72b9b Michelle Wie is congratulated by fellow golfers on the 18th green after winning the LPGA LOTTE Championship Presented by J Golf on April 19, 2014 in Kapolei, Hawaii. (AFP Photo/Jamie Squire)[/caption] Kapolei, Hawaii. American Michelle Wie won her first LPGA title since 2010 on Saturday, firing five-under par 67 for a two-shot victory in the Lotte Championship. Wie had six birdies, and not even a three-putt bogey at the final hole at her home course, Ko Olina, could dim her joy at her third career LPGA crown. "It feels good," said the 24-year-old, who erased a four-shot deficit to win with a 14-under par total of 274. "I'm just so happy right now I can't think straight," she said. Wie's other two LPGA titles also came in North America, at the 2009 Lorena Ochoa Invitational in Mexico and at Canadian Women's Open in August of 2010 -— but she had never before won on US soil. She's projected to jump from 23rd to 13th in the women's world rankings. Angela Stanford took a four-stroke lead over Wie and Kim Hyo-Joo into the final round, but carded a one-over 73 for a 12-under total of 276 that left her alone in second place. World number one Park In-Bee of South Korea, still in search of her first LPGA title of 2014, carded a 67 for 277. She was one stroke in front of compatriot Kim, whose 71 for 278 gave her sole possession of fourth place. South Koreans Ryu So-Yeon and Chella Choi shared fifth place on 279, Ryu carding a final-round 69 and Choi a 67. Wie's victory follows three top-10 finishes this year, including her runner--up finish at the Kraft Nabisco Championship, the first major of 2014. "She's been playing great," Stanford said. "She's having a great year, so it was bound to happen. I just happened to be the one that caught the buzz saw." It's welcome progress for a player who shot to prominence as a young prodigy, finishing ninth in her major debut at the age of 13. "This is a dream come true for me," Wie said of winning on her home course. "I think I'll have more confidence going forward." Wie took sole possession of the lead with her fourth birdie of the day, at the par-three 12th, and added another at the par-five 13th. "I was just being patient and having a blast," Wie said. "I had so much fun." After she rolled in a 15-foot birdie putt at the par-three 16th, Stanford bogeyed 17 to allow Wie to take a three-stroke cushion to the final hole. "Today, I just didn't make the putts that I've been making," Stanford said. "I just didn't make the putts I needed to." Agence France-Presse]]> 773f1ae1b7d5149ffc3a26a486ef514e73f72b9b Michelle Wie is congratulated by fellow golfers on the 18th green after winning the LPGA LOTTE Championship Presented by J Golf on April 19, 2014 in Kapolei, Hawaii. (AFP Photo/Jamie Squire)[/caption] Kapolei, Hawaii. American Michelle Wie won her first LPGA title since 2010 on Saturday, firing five-under par 67 for a two-shot victory in the Lotte Championship. Wie had six birdies, and not even a three-putt bogey at the final hole at her home course, Ko Olina, could dim her joy at her third career LPGA crown. "It feels good," said the 24-year-old, who erased a four-shot deficit to win with a 14-under par total of 274. "I'm just so happy right now I can't think straight," she said. Wie's other two LPGA titles also came in North America, at the 2009 Lorena Ochoa Invitational in Mexico and at Canadian Women's Open in August of 2010 -— but she had never before won on US soil. She's projected to jump from 23rd to 13th in the women's world rankings. Angela Stanford took a four-stroke lead over Wie and Kim Hyo-Joo into the final round, but carded a one-over 73 for a 12-under total of 276 that left her alone in second place. World number one Park In-Bee of South Korea, still in search of her first LPGA title of 2014, carded a 67 for 277. She was one stroke in front of compatriot Kim, whose 71 for 278 gave her sole possession of fourth place. South Koreans Ryu So-Yeon and Chella Choi shared fifth place on 279, Ryu carding a final-round 69 and Choi a 67. Wie's victory follows three top-10 finishes this year, including her runner--up finish at the Kraft Nabisco Championship, the first major of 2014. "She's been playing great," Stanford said. "She's having a great year, so it was bound to happen. I just happened to be the one that caught the buzz saw." It's welcome progress for a player who shot to prominence as a young prodigy, finishing ninth in her major debut at the age of 13. "This is a dream come true for me," Wie said of winning on her home course. "I think I'll have more confidence going forward." Wie took sole possession of the lead with her fourth birdie of the day, at the par-three 12th, and added another at the par-five 13th. "I was just being patient and having a blast," Wie said. "I had so much fun." After she rolled in a 15-foot birdie putt at the par-three 16th, Stanford bogeyed 17 to allow Wie to take a three-stroke cushion to the final hole. "Today, I just didn't make the putts that I've been making," Stanford said. "I just didn't make the putts I needed to." Agence France-Presse]]> http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/?p=283226