Julien Benneteau and Michael

  • LONDON -- Having successfully persuaded FIFA to introduce goal-line technology, the English Football Association now wants cameras to be allowed to settle other contentious situations in games. Brett Hull Jersey . New FA chairman Greg Dyke says it is a "no-brainer" that referees should be permitted to defer to video replays for penalty and offside decisions. While England is just one of the 209 FIFA members, its opinions on rule-changes carry more weight as a member of the sports closed rule-making panel. The International Football Association Board only approved goal-line technology after FIFA President Sepp Blatter reversed his long-standing opposition to it following the 2010 World Cup. Hawk-Eyes camera-based system makes its European debut on Sunday at Wembley Stadium for the Community Shield between Premier League champion Manchester United and FA Cup winner Wigan. The system, which uses 14 cameras, sends a signal inside a second to the referees watch and ear-piece indicating that the ball has crossed the line. "Sunday is an important day, with the coming of goal-line technology," Dyke said. "I just believe when we look back in 25 years well say, That was only the beginning. "I think its inevitable there will be more use of video technology to help referees." Dyke just doesnt want the flow of matches affected. "You always have to weigh off -- how much does it slow the game, how much does it spoil the game and the rest of it?" Dyke said. "But over time, its bound to happen. Refereeing is getting harder and harder... and anything that helps the referee should be looked at." Particularly when it comes to awarding penalties and spotting dives. "I think (for) penalty kicks is a no-brainer at some stage," Dyke said. The International Football Association Board is made up of the four British associations and four FIFA delegates. It would require at least six members to approve the roll-out high-tech aids for referees beyond goal-line decisions. "I dont think it will come in the next two to three years, but it will come over time," Dyke said. Sony-owned Hawk-Eye is already conducting a pilot project in the Netherlands to see if its cameras could help a video official send almost instant messages to the referee for offside decisions and fouls. "This is a blind trial, nothing to do with the actual match, and this actually has FIFA blessing to gather information," Hawk-Eye inventor Paul Hawkins said Thursday as his goal-line system was demonstrated at Arsenal before it is deployed in Premier League matches from next weekend. The Spanish league, which is yet to introduce goal-line technology, is also keen on using cameras to rule on disputed off-side decisions. Sergei Fedorov Jersey . Still, Inter moved one point ahead of Parma in the race for fifth place and the final Europa League spot. Udinese remained 14th, 11 points above the relegation zone. Inter was beaten 2-1 by Atalanta at home on Sunday and has won only seven of 16 matches at the San Siro this season, as the squad seems to still be searching for its identity under new owner Erick Thohir and first-year manager Walter Mazzarri. Gordie Howe Jersey . CBS Sports Jon Heyman is reporting that Santana will sign a one-year deal, likely in the next two days with one of a trio of suitors, with the Toronto Blue Jays believed to be heavily involved.LONDON - The Czech Republic became the first team to reach the Davis Cup semifinals Saturday, while heavily favoured Switzerland had another disappointing loss in the doubles and France kept alive its quarterfinal against Germany. The defending champion Czechs clinched an unassailable 3-0 lead over Japan after Radek Stepanek and Lukas Rosol comfortably beat Tatsuma Ito and Yasutaka Uchiyama 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 in the doubles. Thats the only quarterfinal that has gone according to script so far, as Switzerland and France both find themselves down 2-1 going into the reverse singles on Sunday. Many expected Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka to have wrapped up Switzerlands best-of-five series against Kazakhstan by now as well, but the former Olympic doubles champions were beaten 6-4, 7-6 (5), 4-6, 7-6 (6) by Andrey Golubev and Aleksandr Nedovyesov. That came after Wawrinka lost his singles match to Golubev on Saturday, meaning theres no more room for mistakes for the heavily favoured Swiss. "Im actually very excited for tomorrow," Federer said. "We are still the favourites for each singles match tomorrow, but with no more margin for error and were aware of that." Germany entered its quarterfinal without its top three players, but Tobias Kamke and Peter Gojowczyk surprisingly won their opening singles matches to give the vvisitors a 2-0 lead on Friday against France. Andreas Athanasiou Jersey. However, Julien Benneteau and Michael Llodra held their nerve to beat Andre Begemann and Kamke 6-1, 7-6 (5), 4-6, 7-5 to stay in the series. "Were still alive. It was a great performance from Julien and Mika. Its very hard to play when youre 2-0 down because you have no room for error," France captain Arnaud Clement said. "They deserve it because they really pushed themselves." In Sundays matches, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga is scheduled to play Kamke, and Benneteau faces Gojowczyk. Andy Murray was the busiest player of the day as he first had to complete a 6-4, 7-5, 6-3 victory over Italys Andreas Seppi in their delayed singles match, before returning to the court to help Britain take a 2-1 lead with a win in the doubles. Murray and Colin Fleming beat Fabio Fognini and Simone Bolelli 6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 7-5 to boost Britains bid to reach the semifinals for the first time since 1981. Rain delays had interrupted play in Naples on Friday and Murrays match was suspended because of darkness in the second set. Murray can secure the victory when he plays Fognini on Sunday. "It should be a tough match," Murray said. "Fabio has played very well this year so itll be a great challenge. But I hope I can have a good match and get us to the semis." Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '