LOS ANGELES RAMS TO HOST KANSAS CITY CHIEFS IN MEXICO CITY IN 2018
The Los Angeles Rams will host their third-consecutive international game in 2018, with a home contest in Mexico City against the Kansas City Chiefs at Estadio Azteca, NFL Commissioner ROGER GOODELL announced today. The contest marks the Rams’ first regular-season game in Mexico after previously hosting games in back-to-back seasons in the United Kingdom at Twickenham Stadium (2016-17).
“Southern California and Mexico share strong historic and cultural ties and this game will provide an opportunity to celebrate the special connection between these two regions,” said Rams Owner/Chairman E. STANLEY KROENKE. “It is great to be participating in the NFL’s international games again and working with the league to grow the game abroad. Mexico has one of the largest NFL fan bases in the world and we are excited to bring Rams football to the millions of fans there.”
In November, the NFL and Mexico’s Ministry of Tourism announced an agreement to play three NFL regular-season games from 2019 to 2021. The previous agreement covered games from 2016 to 2018.
“Over the past two seasons, we have seen the extraordinary passion that exists for NFL football in Mexico,” Goodell said. “We are excited for another memorable event at Estadio Azteca as the Los Angeles Rams and Kansas City Chiefs head to Mexico City in 2018.”
Fans interested in receiving information about tickets for the game, which will go on sale this summer, should register their interest at www.nfl.com/mexico/registration. Season ticket members of the Los Angeles Rams and Kansas City Chiefs will receive information directly from the clubs once tickets are ready for sale.
The date and time of the game will be determined in conjunction with the release of the NFL schedule this spring.
“INSIDE THE NFL™” TALKS WILD CARD WEEKEND, BUFFALO BILLS AND HEAD COACHING VACANCIES
Premieres Tonight, Tuesday, Jan. 2 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME®
NEW YORK (Jan. 2, 2018) — This week’s installment of Sports Emmy® Award-winning studio show “INSIDE THE NFL” premieres tonight, Tuesday, Jan. 2 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME. Host James Brown is joined by expert analysts Phil Simms, Boomer Esiason and Ray Lewis in-studio to reflect on Week 17 and look ahead to the postseason.
Tonight’s show is highlighted by a preview of this weekend’s AFC and NFC Wild Card games and NFL Senior Writer Judy Battista joins the cast to talk about the League’s head coaching vacancies. Plus, CBS Evening News anchor, Buffalo native and Bills superfan Jeff Glor stops by to discuss his hometown team reaching the playoffs for the first time since 1999.
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees, L.A. Rams head coach Sean McVay and more are wired for sound. Click HERE to watch McVay on the sidelines.
INSIDE THE NFL covers every game, every week, with trademark highlights from NFL Films including this inspirational speech by Los Angeles Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn following Sunday’s game against the Raiders, special in-depth features and spirited debate on the hottest topics in the NFL. The show is produced by CBS Sports and NFL Films and airs every Tuesday during the NFL season through Feb. 6, 2018.
The executive producers are Sean McManus, Chairman, CBS Sports and Ross Ketover and Pat Kelleher of NFL Films. Pete Radovich Jr., the Emmy Award-winning Creative Director for CBS Sports, serves as coordinating producer.
Following are excerpts from this week’s episode:
On the Buffalo Bills reaching the playoffs for the first time since 1999…
Jeff Glor – “There were three games in a row there that were some of the worst games I’ve ever seen, we [Bills] just got crushed. I think it was three-and-a-half games if you count the second half of the Jets game. We were all like, what is going on? They were playing above expectations to start the season, and then way below them. We evened out. Based on where the team was after those games, I thought there was no way. The Dolphins game itself was not the greatest game in the world – that game was wrapped up in the fourth quarter. In terms of the moment the Bengals-Ravens play happened, it’s certainly right up there with the comeback over the Oilers.”
Boomer Esiason – “Here’s the best thing about this playoff matchup between [the Bills] and the Jaguars – it’s two teams that have been out of the playoffs for so long and now they’re fresh faces.”
With regards to the Rooney Rule and the Oakland Raiders…
Judy Battista – “I think this is one of the holes in the Rooney Rule that frankly I’m not sure how the league fixes it. The case of the Raiders is there is a superstar coach candidate available that they can get [assumed to be Jon Gruden]. If you’re in that position to go out and get him, you want to get him and you want to lock it up fast. How do you then do the Rooney Rule interviews? How do you interview minority coaches, which everybody agrees is a good idea and good for the league, but how do you that without making them sham interviews? They’re going to go through the process. It’s going to be sham interviews. There are going to be guys interviewing who have no chance to get this job. And then the question is, is that a good thing? Is that a good thing for those candidates to go through that process? [Yes] I think it is a good thing to go through that process.”
Boomer Esiason – “I personally think it’s insulting, actually. We all know Jon Gruden is getting the job. He’s going to be on the sideline and quite frankly, if I’m a Chiefs fan or if I’m Andy Reid, I don’t want him doing my game on ESPN this week either. I’m sorry, you can’t have both jobs. You have to take one or the other and we all know he is taking the Oakland job. And good for him. I hope he is successful. I feel bad for Jack Del Rio and his staff. This is the reality of the NFL. I think Jon Gruden is going to be great. He’s going to be a breath of, I don’t know if it will be fresh air, but he will definitely be a breath of air.”
Phil Simms – “I don’t think it’s insulting. I really disagree with that. Listen, if I was a minority coach and Jon Gruden is getting the job, you go out there and interview. Why? Because it’s a great process to learn more about it so when your turn comes you can get it. But also, you’re going to get publicity and people will say, ‘Oh, he’s a head coaching candidate.’”
On the AFC Wild Card games…
Boomer Esiason –“The guy who is under the most pressure as these playoffs start? In my eyes, that’s Alex Smith. Alex Smith most likely is not going to be playing in Kansas City next year … When you take a look at his season as a whole and you look at the numbers, they are pretty impressive. As a matter of fact, they’re the best numbers he’s ever put up. I want him to play aggressive. I want Andy Reid to play aggressive because they are going to try to take Kareem Hunt out of the game. And if they do that you have to throw the ball. So this is on Alex. I think they will win and this is going to be a tough spot for Marcus Mariota.”
Phil Simms – “Dick LeBeau, there’s one thing that we know he’s going to do in this game. He’s going to hit the quarterback. No matter what the price is. He loves to do that.”
Ray Lewis – “I like Tyrod Taylor. I like what the Buffalo Bills are doing. Congratulations to them again, but without ‘Shady McCoy’ fully healthy, that’s a tough task to go in there [Jacksonville] and win.”
On the Falcons at Rams Wild Card Game…
Boomer Esiason – “There is something that tells me that the Falcons are ready to roll … I know Aaron Donald presents a lot of problems for a lot of teams but if there’s going to be an upset this week, I think it’s the experienced Atlanta Falcons against the upstart, young Sean McVay-led L.A. Rams. L.A. has not played great at home.”
Phil Simms – “[Atlanta] It’s the fastest defense in the NFL … But let’s think about Sean McVay, who has he played in his division that mirror the Atlanta Falcons? That’s the Seattle Seahawks. And one thing they did against the Seattle Seahawks, they knew the pass plays that worked against that style of defense, and they exploited them up there in Seattle just a few weeks ago. There are some holes in that defense when you look at Atlanta. And I think that the Rams with the week off, and Sean McVay probably putting all his efforts into the last two weeks just getting ready for whatever it’s going to happen here, that’s going to be enough to get it done. Devonta Freeman and that running attack by the Falcons, you are right, it can be lethal but the one thing [about] the Rams, they can pursue.”
On the firing of six NFL coaches…
Judy Battista “Black Monday is the most brutal day of the year, I think. Fans get excited about changes to their teams but everybody forgets the fallout.”
L.A. Chargers Head Coach Anthony Lynn postgame locker room speech…
“Regardless of what happened with these other teams, I’m so proud of you, so proud of you. I can’t tell you how many times I prayed during this season that God would give me words to inspire you. You guys, you really inspired me and the rest of the coaches in this staff. You never stopped believing in yourself. You never stopped believing in one another. You stayed committed to the process and you competed. You always competed. I love you for that and I appreciate you. If we don’t get in this year, we are building something here. We are building a culture. We are building a championship culture.” (Click HERE to watch video).
Los Rams sufrieron su primera derrota en más de un mes
Los Angeles, CA…En un reencuentro de viejos amigos Case Keenum salió victorioso. La defensa de los Vikings (8-2) fue mucho para el mariscal Jared Goff y los Rams en Minnesota y sufrieron su primera derrota en más de un mes.
Los Rams (7-3) anotaron un touchdown en su primer serie con un acareo de Todd Gurley pero eso fue todo lo que pudieron hacer toda la tarde. La defensa de los Vikings detuvo a Goff y los Rams. Goff completo 23 pases con un total de 225 yardas y 0 intercepciones.
Ahora los Rams regresaran a casa para enfrentarse con uno de los equipos más fuertes ahorita en los Saints de Nueva Orleans . Los Saints (8-2) traen 8 victorias consecutivas y están en primer lugar de la division NFC SUR.
Coach Sean Mcvay tendra que tener los Rams listos y vivos para el juego contra los Saints que vienen con su futuro jugador de la sala de fama en Drew Brees.
Nota: Ittai Fuentes
Fotografia: Rafael Perez
Los Rams seguirán preparando para el encuentro este Domingo contra los Texans de Houston. Head Coach Sean Mcvay hablo acerca de como el equipo se ha unido y están firmes en el plan de ataque para seguir adelante en lo que resta de la temporada. Dijo que ha visto como la línea ofensiva se han convertido en grupo solido. Hablo también como su Mariscal QB Jaread Goff ha progresado este año y le dio gusto saber que fue nombrado como el mejor Jugador Ofensivo de la semana en la NFL.
Jared Goff también se vio animado durante el entrenamiento y se ve que va teniendo más confianza en su segundo año con el equipo. Dijo que él piensa que lo que define a este equipo es que saben cómo ejecutar el plan del juego sin falla. Los Rams ya llevan más puntos acumulados a la mitad de la temporada que obtuvieron en todo el año de la temporada pasada. Los Rams (6-2) se enfrentaran contra un equipo en Los Texans (3-5) que ha perdido JJ Watt en la defensiva y el QB Deshaun Watson por todo el año. Con una victoria seguirán en primer lugar en la división de la NFC OESTE.
Nota: Ittai Fuentes
Fotografia: Rafael Perez
Video: Jorge Cosio
U.S. SOCCER ELIGIÓ A RED BULL ARENA COMO SEDE DEL IMPORTANTE PARTIDO DE ELIMINATORIA MUNDIALISTA ENTRE EE.UU. Y COSTA RICA, PRESENTADO POR VOLPI FOODS
ESPN y las cadenas de Univisión Presentarán el Partido en Vivo el 1 de septiembre en Harrison, N.J.
CHICAGO (6 de julio, 2017) — U.S. Soccer eligió a Red Bull Arena para ser la sede del importante partido de Eliminatoria Mundialista FIFA 2018 entre Estados Unidos y Costa Rica, presentado por Volpi Foods, el 1 de septiembre en Harrison, Nueva Jersey.
La Jornada 7 y el penúltimo partido de EE.UU. en casa en la Ronda Final será transmitido por ESPN y las cadenas de Univisión (con un inicio a las 6:30 p.m. ET, con cobertura en las cadenas de Univision a las 6 p.m. ET). Los aficionados también pueden seguir el partido en vivo por Facebook, Twitter @ussoccer y @ussoccer_esp.
Después de una victoria de 2-0 en casa contra Trinidad y Tobago y un punto importante de visitante contra México, Estados Unidos ahora se encuentra con dos victorias, cero derrotas y dos empates en la eliminatoria mundialista desde que Bruce Arena tomó el mando y se ha elevado al tercer lugar en la tabla de seis equipos del grupo de la ronda Final, también conocido como el Hexagonal. Una victoria en casa contra Costa Rica sería un paso muy importante hacia clasificar para Rusia, así que la U.S. MNT se encuentra de nuevo con la misión de conseguir tres puntos más (#VamosPor3) en casa. Después de ese partido, EE.UU. viajará a San Pedro Sula a enfrentar a Honduras el 5 de septiembre en el Estadio Olímpico Metropolitano. [Tabla del Hexagonal]
“Éste será un partido crítico para nosotros contra uno de los rivales más difíciles de CONCACAF,” dijo Arena. “Red Bull Arena es una de las facultades más finas del fútbol del país, y esperamos contar con excelente apoyo.”
Red Bull Arena será sede de un partido de eliminatoria mundialista por primera vez. Por coincidencia, la última visita de la U.S. MNT a Red Bull Arena fue contra Costa Rica, en una derrota de 1-0 en un partido amistoso el 13 de octubre, 2015.
Jornada 8, Estadio Ricardo Saprissa
En un nuevo clásico Nacional es Saprissa que se pone adelante en el marcador al minuto 3 por intermedio del delantero Daniel Colindres , pero la liga llega a la igualdad al minuto 12 con la anotación de Kenner Gutiérrez , finalizando el primer tiempo igualados en el marcador.
Ya en el complemento es Saprissa quien busca el partido y al minuto 12 Julio Cascante le da el segundo gol a el equipo morado, el triunfo y metiéndolo en zona de clasificación ,terminando el encuentro con victoria Saprissista.
Nota: David Urbina
Fotografia: Josue Rodriguez
WHAT’S ON THE MINDS OF THE STARS OF
UFC FIGHT NIGHT®: BERMUDEZ vs. THE KOREAN ZOMBIE?
Houston – As fight night approaches, here is what the stars of UFC FIGHT NIGHT®: BERMUDEZ vs. THE KOREAN ZOMBIE had to say leading up to their Saturday night matchups:
Dennis Bermudez: “I’m just trying to enjoy it (the experience) and not worry about what’s actually at stake here. It’s a super big opportunity and super big scene here; I’m trying to have fun with the whole experience. All the hard work is done; I’m going to go out there and do what I do and I’ll be fine. After I win here, realistically I would like to fight Max Holloway. I have a win over him, he has the interim belt. That’s the reason I signed up to be in the UFC, it’s to be a world champion.”
“The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung: “It’s really good to be back and it’s really nice to see all these people come out to support us. I don’t know exactly what is going to happen once we get in the Octagon, but I think we can always expect an exciting fight. There are no easy fights in the UFC, everyone is tough. So, if I’m going to come back I might as well fight the toughest guy I can so I can make my road back to championship contention as quick as possible.”
Alexa Grasso: “I know she is very well-rounded, she’s very dangerous for me, but I’ve been training very hard for this fight. This is a great opportunity, not just for the weekend because there are so many people here, but it’s great for both of us.”
Felice Herrig: “I was really excited for this fight, this matchup. I think I’m at a good place mentally and physically. I think styles make fights and I’m at a point in my career where I want to put on fun and exciting fights for the fans and I want to put on fights that people are excited for and pumped up about. I’m really pumped up; I think it will be Fight of the Night and I think it’ll be fun to watch.”
Abel Trujillo: “This fight is like every fight, you’re only as good as your last fight. This fight I want to put on a great performance and make sure people remember my name. I’m prepared and I’m ready to take on whoever. After this victory, I definitely want another top-10 opponent.”
James Vick: “This is my state! I was born and raised here in Texas. I love fighting in Texas. If I could pick, I’d always fight here in Texas, every fight. This is a big fight for me.”