2012 NBA Playoffs: Miami Heat Vs. Indiana Pacers

The Miami Heat needed two chances to do it, but they did get it done. After taking a 3-0 series lead over the New York Knicks in the opening round of the 2012 NBA Playoffs, Miami lost Game 4 before closing the series with a 106-94 victory in Game 5.The Heat and their All-Star Trio of Chris Bosh, Dwyane Wade and LeBron James will now face the Indiana Pacers in an Eastern Conference semifinals matchup. The Pacers, who will be appearing in the second round of the postseason for the first time since 2005, earned their trip to the conference semifinals by defeating the Orlando Magic 4-1.During the regular season, Miami and Indiana met four times with the Heat winning the series three games to one. On Sunday, May 13, the Miami Heat and Indiana Pacers will begin their Eastern Conference semifinals matchup.

Miami Heat vs. Indiana Pacers Eastern Conference Semifinals Schedule

Game 4: Sunday, May 20, Miami Heat at Indiana Pacers, 3:30 p.m. ET on ABC
Game 5: Tuesday, May 22, Indiana Pacers at Miami Heat, TBD on TNT (if necessary)
Game 6: Thursday, May 24, Miami Heat at Indiana Pacers, TBD (if necessary)
Game 7: Saturday, May 26, Indiana Pacers at Miami Heat, TBD (if necessary)

The Indiana Pacers, who have won 16 of their last 20 games dating back to April 1, head into Miami's AmericanAirlines Arena riding a seven-game road winning streak. Indiana's last road loss came to the San Antonio Spurs back on March 31. The Pacers would steal home-court advantage and put all kinds of pressure on the defending Eastern Conference Champion Miami Heat if they can extend their road win streak to eight games.

Prior to the start of Game 1, LeBron James will be presented with the 2012 NBA Most Valuable Player Award. Two years ago, when he was still a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers, James was presented with the 2010 MVP trophy before Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinals. The Boston Celtics spoiled James' MVP trophy presentation that night by beating the Cavaliers, 104-86, and stealing home-court advantage. Boston went on to win that series.

If James and the Heat want to win Game 1 of this series and avoid duplicating that fateful night in Cleveland, they will have to put an end to Indiana's road winning streak. To do that, Miami will have to maintain its focus for a full 48 minutes.

The Heat need to remain engaged and focused at all times to win this series. So far in the playoffs, the Pacers are just one of three teams (the San Antonio Spurs and Miami Heat are the others) that have a double-digit efficiency differential. Indiana is a gritty, hard-working team that will find ways to take advantage of any lackadaisical play by the Heat.
To give themselves a chance at winning this matchup, the Pacers will have to limit their turnovers. Indiana must remain aware of LeBron James and Dwyane Wade lurking in the passing lanes. During the playoffs, both James (2.20) and Wade (2.80) are averaging more than two steals per game. As a team, Miami forced the New York Knicks into 92 turnovers over the course of five games during the first round.

The Pacers, who will have enough trouble guarding James and Wade in Miami's half-court offensive sets as it is, cannot afford to give the Heat easy transition buckets by turning the ball over. If Indiana wants to continue moving forward in the postseason, the Pacers will have to limit Miami's transition opportunities and do a much better job than New York did in protecting the ball from the Heat.
Prediction: Heat 4-1

Heat Roster

2011-12 Roster


50 Joel Anthony
31 Shane Battier
1 Chris Bosh
15 Mario Chalmers
30 Norris Cole
14 Terrel Harris
40 Udonis Haslem
5 Juwan Howard
6 LeBron James
22 James Jones
13 Mike Miller
45 Dexter Pittman
21 Ronny Turiaf
3 Dwyane Wade

Erik Spoelstra (College - Portland)

Bob McAdoo (College - North Carolina)
Keith Askins (College - Alabama)
Ron Rothstein (College - Rhode Island)
David Fizdale (College - San Diego)
Chad Kammerer (College - Westmont)

Octavio De La Grana (College - Liberty)

Bill Foran (College - Central Michigan)

Jay Sabol (College - Florida International)

Rey Jaffet (College - Florida International)
Rob Pimental

Pacers Roster

2011-12 Roster

17 Lou Amundson
28 Leandro Barbosa
2 Darren Collison
44 Kyrylo Fesenko
10 Jeff Foster
24 Paul George
33 Danny Granger
50 Tyler Hansbrough
55 Roy Hibbert
3 George Hill
1 Dahntay Jones
29 Jeff Pendergraph
12 A.J. Price G
6 Lance Stephenson
21 David West


Frank Vogel (College - Kentucky)
Brian Shaw (College - UC-Santa Barbara)
Dan Burke (College - Portland State)
Jim Boylen (College - Maine)
Shawn Windle (College - Maine - Presque Isle)
Josh Corbeil (College - Boston University)
Carl Eaton (College - Lock Haven)


Amir Khan vs Lamont Peterson Boxing live on 19th May 2012.

Amir Khan vs Lamont Peterson Live Boxing 19th May Live on Sky Sports 1. Amir Khan vs Lamont Peterson, Co-feature: Jerry Belmontes vs. Ramesis Gil, is a The WBA IBF light welterweight title. The fight will take place in the Convention Center, Pharr, Texas, United States, on May 19, 2012. Khan will be making the first defense of his IBF belt against his mandatory challenger. This wasn’t Khan’s first choice for an opponent. He wanted to fight 35-year-old WBC light welterweight champion Erik Morales and WBO light welterweight champ Timothy Bradley, but neither of them showed any interest in fighting Khan at this time. Bradley is mired in legal problems and Morales is looking in another direction for his first title defense.

The tour touts an HBO-televised bout featuring WBA and IBF junior welterweight beltholder Amir Khan of England in the first defense of his IBF belt against mandatory challenger Lamont Peterson of Washington, D.C., which is slated for Dec. 10 in Peterson’s home town.But that was not the case. Judah appeared overmatched against Amir Khan who has been getting better with each fight. From round one “King” Amir Khan did what he wanted to do when he wanted to do it against Judah who had no answer for Amir’s speed and pin point power shots. Amir Khan finally KO’d Judah in the 5th round with a punch that was right on the beltline. Judah complained that the punch was low, but replays showed the body shot was a legal punch.Watch Amir Khan vs Lamont Peterson Live Boxing 11th December -Live on Sky Sports 1.

Lamont Peterson

Real name =Lamont Peterson
Nickname(s)= Havoc
Rated at – Light Welterweight
Height- 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Reach – 74 in (188 cm)
Nationality – United States American
Born – January 24, 1984 (age 27)
Washington, District of Columbia
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 31
Wins 29
Wins by KO 15
Losses 1
Draws 1

Peterson and his brother Anthony Peterson are regularly featured on ESPN boxing telecasts, and their story has been frequently discussed on the show. Watch Amir Khan vs Lamont Peterson Live Boxing 11th December -Live on Sky Sports 1. The Petersons were left without parents at an early age, with their father in prison and their mother suffering personal issues. The brothers were reportedly homeless on the streets of Washington, DC for several years.

Amir Khan

Real name – Amir Iqbal Khan
Nickname(s) – King Khan
Rated at – Lightweight
Light – Welterweight
Height – 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Nationality – British
Born – 8 December 1986 (age 24)
Bolton, England
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 27
Wins 26
Wins by KO 18
Losses 1
Draws 0
No contests 0

Chelsea vs Bayern Munich UEFA Europa League Final Match on 19 May 2012

Chelsea vs Bayern Munich UEFA Final Match on 19 May 2012. In the UEFA Europa League Final Match Chelsea vs Bayern Munich Live on Saturday, 19th May, 2012 in Allianz Arena; Munich, Germany. Final UEFA match will starts at 02:45 p.m. (ET). If you are not go to the stadium, you can watch live match in your home or your PC.Bayern Munich will try to prevent Chelsea from finally wining the European crown when they host the Blues in the 2012 UEFA Champions League on their home pitch at the Allianz Arena in Munich. Will Chelsea finally achieve their goal of winning the Champions League, or will Munich win their fifth European crown? Let’s look at everything you need to know for the 2012 Champions League Final.

Chelsea vs Bayern Munich
Venue : Allianz Arena; Munich, Germany
Time : Saturday, May 19 at 2:45 p.m. ET

Prediction: Munich wins 3-1

Without the defensive talents of Terry and Branislav Ivanovic, Bayern Munich will score three goals in the final, which will be enough to carry them to their fifth European crown.
Chelsea will find the back of the net once, but they don’t have the firepower to compete with the Munich attack, especially with world-class goalkeeper Manuel Neuer in top form for the Germans.Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo has expressed that his team is very confident after beating Barcelona, saying via Soccernet:

Most Important Player: Didier Drogba

Didier Drogba needs to score and play well for Chelsea if they want to capture the European crown. He impressed against Barcelona in the semifinal and is one of the most clutch players in club football.

Drogba must use his size and strength to his advantage over a Munich defense that isn’t very big and is not used to dealing with strikers as powerful as him.
Chelsea doesn’t have many primary attacking options, so Drogba will need to dominate for the Blues’ attack to be effective in the final.

It’s hard to imagine a scenario where Chelsea has success if Drogba plays poorly.

QPR midfielder Joey Barton handed double charge

QPR midfielder Joey Barton has been hit with two charges of violent conduct by the Football Association for his actions during the defeat to Manchester City on Sunday.Former City midfielder Barton was sent off during QPR's dramatic 3-2 reverse at the Etihad Stadium for elbowing Carlos Tevez.Barton then compounded his woes by kicking Sergio Aguero and attempting to headbutt Vincent Kompany before being escorted off the pitch by his team-mates.Barton will now be banned for QPR's first four games next season but he could end up with a longer suspension - possibly up to nine matches.The FA said in a statement: "The FA has today charged Queens Park Rangers midfielder Joey Barton in relation to two acts of alleged violent conduct during Sunday's match against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium."Following the player's dismissal in the 54th minute of the fixture, there followed two incidents involving Manchester City's Sergio Aguero and Vincent Kompany."As Barton had already been dismissed, both of these incidents fell outside of the jurisdiction of the referee."