KUALA LUMPUR Cheap Adidas Ultra Boost Triple Black , Feb. 26 (Xinhua) -- The following are the nominees for 2014 Laureus World Sports Awards:
Nominees for Laureus World Sportsman of the Year are Usain Bolt (Jamaica) Athletics; Mo Farah (Britain) Athletics; LeBron James (U. S.) Basketball; Rafael Nadal (Spain) Tennis; Cristiano Ronaldo ( Portugal) Football; Sebastian Vettel (Germany) Motor Racing.
Nominees for Laureus World Sportswoman of the Year are Nadine Angerer (Germany) Football; Missy Franklin (U.S.) Swimming; Shelly- Ann Fraser-Pryce (Jamaica) Athletics; Yelena Isinbayeva (Russia) Athletics; Tina Maze (Slovenia) Skiing; Serena Williams (U.S.) Tennis.
Nominees for Laureus World Team of the Year are All Blacks (NZ) Rugby Union; Bayern Munich (Germany) Football; Brazil Men's Football Team; Brazil Men's Football Team; Bob & Mike Bryan (U.S.) Tennis; Miami Heat (U.S.) Basketball; Red Bull (Austria) Motor Racing.
Nominees for Laureus World Breakthrough of the Year are Afghanistan Cricket Team; Marc Marquez (Spain) Motor Cycling; Raphael Holzdeppe (Germany) Athletics; Nairo Quintana (Colombia) Cycling; Justin Rose (Britain) Golf; Adam Scott (Australia) Golf.
Nominees for Laureus World Comeback of the Year are Yelena Isinbayeva (Russia) Athletics; Rafael Nadal (Spain) Tennis; Oracle Team USA-Sailing; Tony Parker (France) Basketball; Ronaldinho ( Brazil) Football; Tiger Woods (U.S.) Golf.
Nominees for Laureus World Sportsperson of the Year with a Disability are Marie Bochet (France) Skiing; Marcel Hug ( Switzerland) Wheelchair Racing; Tatyana McFadden (U.S.) Wheelchair Racing; Sophie Pascoe (NZ) Swimming; Sarah Louise Rung (Norway) Swimming; Olga Sviderska (Ukraine) Swimming.
Nominees for Laureus World Action Sportsperson of the Year are Jamie Bestwick (Britain) BMX; Bob Burnquist (Brazil) Skateboarding; Mick Fanning (Australia) Surfing; John John Florence (U.S.) Surfing; Maya Gabeira (Brazil) Surfing; Shaun White (U.S.) Snowboarding.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 8 (Xinhua) -- The United States and South Korea have begun negotiations on the deployment of a missile defense system in response to the missile launch by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), the Pentagon said Monday.
"The goal of the formal consultations is to bilaterally explore the feasibility of THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Area Defense) deploying to and operating on the Korean Peninsula at the earliest possible date Cheap Adidas Ultra Boost Black ," Peter Cook, spokesman for the Department of Defense, said at a press briefing.
Cook stressed that the negotiations underscore the "ironclad" commitment of the United States to defend South Korea.
On Sunday Cheap Adidas Ultra Boost Triple White , South Korea's defense ministry said the country and the United States had agreed to launch an official negotiation on the deployment of THAAD on the Korean peninsula in response to nuclear test and missile launch by the DPRK.
The DPRK said Sunday that it had successfully launched a Kwangmyongsong-4 Earth observation satellite into orbit less than 10 minutes after liftoff at 9:30 a.m. (0030 GMT), about a month after Pyongyang claimed it had successfully its first hydrogen bomb.
China has expressed deep concerns over the decision by the U.S. and South Korea to launch an official negotiation on the deployment of THAAD.
"China holds a consistent and clear stance on the anti-missile issue," Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said Sunday. "When pursuing its own security Cheap Adidas Ultra Boost White , one country should not impair others' security interests."
At the Pentagon, Cook said the THAAD system would be "focused solely" on the DPRK.
The system will "contribute to a layered missile defense that would enhance the alliance's existing missile-defense capabilities against potential North Korean (DPRK) missile threats," Cook said.
UNITED NATIONS Cheap Adidas Ultra Boost , Feb. 7 (Xinhua) -- Japan, South Korea and the United States on Sunday called for tougher sanctions against the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) following an emergency session of the UN Security Council in response to Pyongyang's launch of a missile that it said carried an earth observation satellite.
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DPRK patrol boat returns after warning shots from S.Korean military
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The DPRK patrol ship violated the Northern Limit Line (NLL) at about 6:55 a.m. local time (2155 GMT Sunday) off South Korea's western border island of Socheong. Full story
Japan to adopt resolution to protest DPRK's rocket launch, maintains alert level for further tests
TOKYO Cheap Ultra Boost Triple White , Feb. 8 (Xinhua) -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday once again denounced the Democratic People's Republic of Korea's (DPRK) launch of a long range rocket on Sunday as being in violation of UN Security Council resolutions, as bipartisan lawmakers plan to convene on Tuesday to adopt a resolution protesting the launch.
Speaking at a ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) liaison meeting, Abe once again condemned what he called the firing of a long-range ballistic missile and said that Japan would take"resolute measures"such as the imminent strengthening of its own sanctions against Pyongyang.
Disgraced South African Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius will appear in court Monday for a sentencing hearing set to send him back to jail for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp three years ago.
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