Jugadores del LA Galaxy regresan al Dignity Health Sports Park

May 19, 2020

Jugadores del LA Galaxy regresan al Dignity Health Sports Park para llevar a cabo entrenamientos individuales y rehabilitación deportiva

LOS ANGELES (Lunes, 18 de abril, 2020) – En conjunto con los funcionarios locales de salud pública y los reglamentos estatales y del condado, se les permitió a los jugadores del LA Galaxy utilizar canchas selectas del Dignity Health Sports Park este lunes para entrenamientos individuales y rehabilitación deportiva. Los entrenamientos individuales marcaron la primera vez que los jugadores del LA Galaxy regresaron al Dignity Health Sports Park desde principios de marzo luego de la suspensión de Major League Soccer debido al impacto de COVID-19.

*Favor dar crédito al LA Galaxy.

Antes de iniciar los entrenamientos individuales, LA Galaxy presentó un plan específico del club que describía cómo el equipo implementará protocolos de salud y seguridad, que incluyen:

  • Restringir el acceso a las instalaciones de entrenamiento solo al personal esencial, con personal específico incluido en el plan.
  • Planes de limpieza y desinfección para todo el equipo de entrenamiento y espacios de entrenamiento, incluida la desinfección de cualquier equipo utilizado por los jugadores (balones, conos, porterías) entre cada sesión.
  • Completar una encuesta de evaluación estándar de cada jugador antes de cada llegada al sitio de entrenamiento, y controles de temperatura al llegar a las instalaciones.
  • Llegadas y salidas escalonadas de jugadores y personal, con espacios de estacionamiento designados para mantener la distancia máxima entre vehículos.
  • Uso de equipo de protección personal por parte del jugador desde el estacionamiento al campo de entrenamiento, y nuevamente al regresar al estacionamiento.
  • El personal utiliza el equipo de protección personal adecuado durante el entrenamiento, al tiempo que mantiene una distancia mínima de 10 pies de retirado de los jugadores en todo momento.
  • Estaciones de lavado de manos y desinfectantes para el uso requerido antes y después de los entrenamientos individuales.
  • Un plan de acción de emergencia para todos los problemas relacionados con COVID-19.

El Galaxy utilizó las canchas al aire libre en el Dignity Health Sports Park, divididas en un máximo de cuatro cuadrantes por campo. Un máximo de un jugador por cuadrante participó por sesión de entrenamiento sin compartir equipos o jugar (pasar, disparar) entre jugadores

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Un partido para ayudar al mundo

May 19, 2020

La Fundación FIFA organizará por primera vez un partido de fútbol oficial para recaudar fondos que se destinarán a Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT, “Acceso a las herramientas de la COVID-19”), una alianza mundial que pretende acelerar el desarrollo, la producción y el acceso mundial equitativo a las nuevas tecnologías sanitarias esenciales para combatir el coronavirus, incluidos los diagnósticos, la terapéutica y las vacunas.  

“Tenemos la responsabilidad de mostrar solidaridad y seguir haciendo todo lo posible por participar en las actividades de lucha contra la pandemia y apoyarlas”, ha declarado el Presidente de la FIFA, Gianni Infantino.

“Hemos participado activamente en la sensibilización a través de varias otras campañas, y la FIFA también ha contribuido económicamente a esta causa, pero ahora nos comprometemos a organizar este evento mundial de recaudación de fondos cuando la situación sanitaria lo permita, incluso aunque pueda tardar unos meses”.

La Fundación FIFA pretende aprovechar la oportunidad de organizar el partido para ampliar el alcance del fútbol más allá de la red deportiva tradicional, llegar a la sociedad en general y contribuir así a apoyar los esfuerzos para combatir el coronavirus.  

“La Fundación FIFA involucrará no solo a la comunidad futbolística mundial, sino también a otras partes interesadas, desde organizaciones no gubernamentales hasta otras fundaciones, pasando por el sector privado y los gobiernos, a fin de garantizar que esta iniciativa sea una ayuda significativa para quienes están a la vanguardia de la investigación en la lucha contra la COVID-19”, ha señalado el Presidente Ejecutivo de la Fundación FIFA, Mauricio Macri.

“Nuestro objetivo es desarrollar y apoyar a una sociedad que pueda ofrecer un equilibro en cuanto a la prevención de este tipo de enfermedades y la vida futura, y al mismo tiempo, crear un entorno en el que la sostenibilidad pueda prosperar verdaderamente”.

“La Fundación FIFA anunciará a su debido tiempo más detalles de este evento único, incluidos el lugar, la fecha, los participantes y el formato”, ha añadido el Director General de la Fundación FIFA, Youri Djorkaeff.

“Actualmente se están considerando varios escenarios y planes, todos en consonancia con la salud y otras directrices relevantes de los respectivos gobiernos y organismos internacionales”.  

Puede obtenerse más información sobre la Fundación FIFA haciendo clic aquí.

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Statue of late U.S. Congressman George Thomas “Mickey” Leland unveiled in Hermann Park

Apr 27, 2020
HOUSTON – Mayor Sylvester Turner, Harris County Commissioner Rodney Ellis, Alison Leland and two U.S. Congress members on Saturday unveiled a statue honoring the late Congressman Mickey Leland, a global humanitarian who devoted his life to helping others.

Click here for video of  Saturday’s dedication ceremony. Please courtesy the City of Houston Municipal Channel.

The speakers – including Congressman Leland’s widow, Alison, and U.S. Reps. Sheila Jackson Lee and Al Green – mentioned the importance of recognizing him during the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic that has created food insecurity in the country and also has highlighted the inequalities in the nation’s health care system, especially for the poor and people of color.

Congressman Leland, born Nov. 27, 1944, in Lubbock, and 15 others died in a plane crash on Aug. 7, 1989, while on a humanitarian mission to Fugnido, Ethiopia. He served six terms in Congress and six years as a Texas state legislator. He focused his political career on issues such as health and hunger. 
  
Saturday’s ceremony was held in front of the statue that was installed Thursday in Hermann Park on the west plaza of Miller Outdoor Theatre. The project was a partnership between Harris County Precinct One, City of Houston and its Parks and Recreation Department, and Houston First.

The project to erect the statue started in December 2018 when Harris County Commissioners Court, at the request of Commissioner Ellis, approved the sculpture’s creation. In April 2019, Commissioners Court approved a contract with artist Edward “Ed” Joseph Dwight Jr. to create the statue.

Dwight is a groundbreaking African American sculptor and artist.  He was also a test pilot in the Air Force and engineer. He made history when he was selected by the Kennedy administration to be the first African American astronaut trainee.
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Mayor Turner partners with the Russell Westbrook Why Not?

Apr 15, 2020
Mayor Turner partners with the Russell Westbrook Why Not? Foundation and Comp-U-Dopt to help close digital divide for students during COVID-19 health crisis
HOUSTON – In response to the challenges of the digital divide and school closures caused by the COVID-19 public health crisis, Houston Rockets star, Russell Westbrook, and his nonprofit organization, the Russell Westbrook Why Not? Foundation announced a partnership with the City of Houston and Comp-U-Dopt. 

On Monday, April 13, Westbrook virtually joined a press conference hosted by Mayor Turner and Colin Dempsey, Comp-U-Dopt executive director, to announce that his foundation will provide 650 computers to families with children who need access to online resources. 
 On March 15, the Texas Education Agency closed schools around the state in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and later announced that schools would remain closed through May 4, 2020. School districts transitioned to providing educational lessons via distance learning or digital platforms. However, many students lack the resources at-home to access the learning materials.Since March 18, Comp-U-Dopt has distributed nearly 1,000 computers to Houston families through the Computer Drive-Thru. The program allows families to register for a computer lottery through a website. If selected, the families drive through the Comp-U-Dopt warehouse to receive a free computer. According to recent studies, 83 percent of computer recipients live in households earning less than $35,000 annually, and most reside in Mayor Turner’s Complete Communities neighborhoods. 

The Mayor’s Office of Education is working closely with the Why Not? Foundation and Comp-U-Dopt to ensure that school children have the tools they need to succeed.”Russell Westbrook proves why he is a champion on and off the court. This donation will be a game-changer for many students and their families coping with the impact of the COVID-19 crisis,” Mayor Sylvester Turner said. “The generous contribution from the Russell Westbrook Why Not? Foundation will help young people stay focused on their education at home and until they can return to their classroom.”
“The generous gift from the Russell Westbrook Why Not? Foundation will allow us to significantly increase our inventory and ensure we can to continue to close the gap for Houston families most in need,” says Colin Dempsey, Executive Director | Houston & Galveston for Comp-U-Dopt. “1 in 3 economically disadvantaged students in the Houston area lack access to a computer at home. With the outbreak of COVID19 and the closure of schools, there is an immediate need to get more computers to students and families without access at home.”Comp-U-Dopt is responding to this need not only in Houston but also working to replicate their model in Chicago, DC, Dallas, New Orleans, and San Antonio.
About Comp-U-Dopt
Comp-U-Dopt is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that was founded in 2007 with a mission to provide technology access and education to underserved youth. Since 2007 Comp-U-Dopt has been providing technology access and education to underserved youth in the greater Houston and Galveston region. To date, they have distributed over 16,000 devices to students in need and delivered over 100,000 hours of technology education. Each year they serve 3,000-plus young people from economically disadvantaged families providing computers and quality STEM and workforce focused after-school programming. www.compudopt.org
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Llega a Nueva York el USNS Comfort Buque Hospital

Mar 30, 2020

Nueva York, NY. Bereavision-El gobernador de NY. Andrew Cuomo, anunció que este buque hospital se utilizará para trasladar a los enfermos que está en los hospitales de la ciudad de Nueva York, pero que están contagiados del COVID-19 estas medidas son implementadas para ningún enfermo sea contagiado con este virus.

Este barco es considerado como uno de los buques más grandes del mundo como Hospital, cuenta con mil camas y 12 quirófanos, su tarea principal es de cuidar la salud de los militares, pero ante la emergencia que se encuentra la ciudad de Nueva York, ahora este buque hospital su mayor tarea será contrarrestar los contagios entre los enfermos que NO tienen el COVID-19.

Esta medida la tomó el gobierno federal en conjunto con el Alcalde Bill de Blasio, antes de que el sistema de salud en los hospitales colapsara y para ello, la ciudad de Nueva York implementó varios puntos muy importantes en la ciudad.

Más de tres mil camas que se instalaron en el centro mundial del comercio (JAVITS CENTER) donde desde hace unos días abrieron sus puertas para atender a los que NO sufren del virus, dando espacio en los hospitales del área para atender a los que sufren del COVID-19 a ello se suma también el ejército, donde también están en proceso de instalar carpas con ventiladores en el (CENTRAL PARK) para llevar a los graves de este contagio y puedan ser atendidos por especialistas de la salud.

Bereavision/Nueva York
Levi Morales
Video/Fotos: Manuel Mendieta.

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KEITH HUNTER vs. SANJARBEK RAKHMANOV OFFICIAL WEIGHTS

Feb 28, 2020
KEITH HUNTER vs. SANJARBEK RAKHMANOV OFFICIAL WEIGHTS, QUOTES AND PHOTOS FOR SHOBOX: THE NEW GENERATION TOMORROW LIVE ON SHOWTIME® Three-Fight Telecast Also Features Top Mayweather Promotions Prospects Richardson Hitchins and Kevin Newman II in Action at 10:45 p.m. ET/PT from Sam’s Town Live in Las Vegas
Photos; Dave Mandel/SHOWTIME
LAS VEGAS – February 27, 2020 – Undefeated rising super lightweight prospect Keith “The Bounty” Hunter and talented Sanjarbek “War” Rakhmanov both made weight a day before their anticipated rematch and ShoBox: The New Generation 10-round main event on Friday, February 28 live on SHOWTIME (10:45 p.m. ET/PT) from Sam’s Town Live in Las Vegas. Hunter (11-0, 7 KOs) and Rakhmanov (12-2-1, 6 KOs) first met on February 5, 2019, in an eight-round welterweight contest that resulted in a narrow-split decision victory for Hunter. Although Hunter controlled the action in the early rounds and scored a knockdown in the second, Rakhmanov recovered and landed some heavy blows in the later rounds. The scorecards read 77-74, 76-75 and 75-76. In the ShoBox co-main event, 2016 Olympian and undefeated super lightweight prospect Richardson Hitchins (10-0, 5 KOs) takes on Rhode Island’s Nick DeLomba (16-2, 5 KOs) in a 10-round bout. Once-beaten Las Vegas native Kevin Newman II (11-1-1, 6 KOs) faces Albania’s Genc Pllana (7-1-1, 4 KOs) in a 10-round super middleweight matchup to open the telecast.Tickets for the Mayweather Promotions’ Sin City Showdown start at $25 and can be purchased at: https://mayweatherpromotions.com/events/. Barry Tompkins will call the action from ringside with boxing historian Steve Farhood and former world champion Raul Marquez serving as expert analysts. The executive producer is Gordon Hall with Richard Gaughan producing and Rick Phillips directing. FINAL WEIGHTS Super Lightweight 10-Round BoutKeith Hunter – 141 ½ lbs.Sanjarbek Rakhmanov – 143 lbs. (Contracted weight is 143 pounds)Referee: Robert Byrd; Judges: Lisa Giampa, Max DeLuca, Tim Cheatham Super Lightweight 10-Round BoutRichardson Hitchins – 141 ¼ lbs.Nick DeLomba – 141 ½ lbs.Referee: Russell Mora; Judges: Adalaide Byrd, Richard Ocasio, Chris Flores Super Middleweight 10-Round BoutKevin Newman II – 167 ¾ lbs.Genc Pllana – 168 lbs.Referee: Jay Nady; Judges: Patricia Morse Jarman, Tim Cheatham, Glenn TrowbridgeNote: All refs and judges are from Nevada FINAL QUOTES: Keith Hunter “I think I convincingly beat him the first time. It’s good that I’m getting him a second time because I’m going to show that it’s not even going to be close. I could see how some people thought it was a close fight the first time, but it won’t be close this time. He got some clean shots on me, but he never hurt me. I dropped him early. If I didn’t do that, it could have been a different story. “I’m going to get him out of there. I think it’s going to be an exciting fight. I had unleaded gas the last time around, but I now have premium gas in the tank. “He got me with one body shot. But there was really nothing up top that hurt me. With our styles, it’s always going to be the matador vs. the bull. The slugger vs. the boxer. I think this will be a similar fight as the last fight, but I’m going to be more effective this time. I’m going to hunt him. I’m a bounty hunter. “I don’t really want to leave it to the judges. There will be a time in the fight where I’m going to hurt him. When I do, I have to assess my energy and how he takes it. From there, I will decide to apply pressure or just keep boxing him and beating him. “I want anybody at 140. I want the top guys: Josh Taylor, Regis Prograis. But now, to be honest, I really want Malik Hawkins. Now it’s personal. He can fight for a tall guy. He can fight in the pocket but Darwin Price was beating him until his leg gave out. I want him next.” Sanjarbek Rakhmanov “I heard about the new opponent one week ago. I’ve been wanting this rematch forever. I one hundred percent feel that I won that fight. I was dominating for five or six rounds. I’m so happy that this will be a 10-round fight. The more rounds I have, the better my chance. We had him last time, and I let him off the hook. That was a mistake and I won’t let him off the hook this time. “I was waiting too much in the first few rounds. I started too slow. This time, I will start fast. I give him respect for taking the rematch. I’m very motivated. I want to avenge the loss. I want to make everybody know that the judges made a mistake the first time. There is a lot on the line and this win will open many doors for me. “I am more excited for this fight than for the first fight. This is my second time fighting on SHOWTIME and this is the main event. It’s a huge opportunity for me. “I started so slow in the last fight. It wasn’t until I was knocked down until I woke up and realized that I was in a real fight. That’s when I started fighting my fight and started dominating. But it was really my own fault. The punch didn’t hurt me, but it woke me up. I think Hunter is a good fighter. He can take a punch. I hurt him with a couple body shots. I can’t wait for Friday night to show the world I am the better fighter.” Richardson Hitchins “I was pretty disappointed in the last few rounds in my last fight against Kevin Johnson. He capitalized on some mistakes I made, specifically with my left hand being down. I knew if I wanted to get better, that was just something I had to go back home and adjust on. That shouldn’t happen again. I think it was a good learning experience for me. It’s better that it happened early in my career so that I can learn from it. “It wasn’t just my hand speed that won me the fight. I think I was smarter than him. I got hit with a couple right hands but I got the win. I went back and did my homework. Andre Ward is one of my favorite fighters and he got hurt early on in his career. He adjusted from that and that’s what I plan to do. “I think you’re going to see a different Richardson Hitchins this fight. Based on DeLomba’s style and me studying the sport, I don’t think he has the defense that my last opponent had. His only chance is to come forward and make this a dog fight. It’s hard to make it a dog fight with me. I feel like I’m going to shine tomorrow. “I think my last fight was a statement. That kid could fight. I may not have been at my best, but I fought a really good fighter. Even Floyd [Mayweather] was surprised that I took that fight, because he told me that kid could really fight. After the fight, I asked Floyd what I could do better. He just told me that there were some technical things I could switch up, but he said that both of us could really fight. I give so much respect to Kevin Johnson. I was able to learn a lot from that match. He’s only lost to two Olympians, so that says a lot about him. “I think I have a good inside game, but in a fight I’m more comfortable out-boxing you. It fits my skillset more. If I don’t have to get in a brawl, I’m not going to. Eventually, I’m going to have to show that I can do it.”  Nick DeLomba “I feel good at 140 pounds. I’ve even fought at 137 before. I’m comfortable at lighter weights. I fought tough fights coming out the gates. I beat guys as the ‘B side’ fighter. I’ve taken the tough road. I’ve always wanted to fight on SHOWTIME. I made it to Vegas. I made it to SHOWTIME. It’s an honor to have this opportunity. There’s definitely a sense of urgency with this fight. This is make-or-break. “I just need to fight my fight. I need to stay busy and give him trouble. Give him different angles. I’m tough to figure out. I just need to be that awkward fighter that he hasn’t seen yet. He’s fought on SHOWTIME before. He’s the prospect. I’m the guy being brought in to fight him. I need to show that I’m more than just a stepping stone for him. He’s never had to dig deep. I want to make him dig deep. I know my role, and I’m here to play spoiler. “I’m proven. I’m tested. We’re going to test him. I have more fights. I have the experience. I think that is what will give me the advantage Friday night.” Kevin Newman II “You guys saw the real me the last time I was on ShoBox. As soon as I came out, I came out stepping to him and popping the jab. It was a totally different fight from the first time and I could tell immediately once he started backing up. Throughout the whole training camp, I knew I had to go and right my wrong. The first time I lost to him, I called Leonard Ellerbe immediately and told him I wanted the rematch. It took a couple years, but I was able to right that wrong. “To this day, so many people tell me I look like Roy Jones in the way that I fight. I don’t want to be Roy Jones. I want to take certain things from his game and implement them into mine, but I want to be my own fighter. Who better than the man himself to bring in and help me? The same thing with Floyd Mayweather. I always watched him and I took a lot from his game that I liked, especially defensively. I still have more work cut out for me if I want to be mentioned in the same sentence as him. But in terms of talent, people see what they see. I take so much from Roy Jones. Sometimes, when I put the tassels on my boots, I feel like I’m him. He’s my idol. Everything he says to me is gold to me. “I want to bring back the excitement to boxing. Even if you’re not knocking out everybody like Deontay Wilder or Tank Davis, I still want people to leave saying that I put on a show. There’s a lot of work to be done, but we’re going to get it done. “I just need to stay focused and keep winning. I need to keep showing my talent and the skills that I have. I still feel like there’s another 60 percent that people haven’t seen from me. Roy Jones and the rest of my team are bringing that out of me. I just want to keep going out there and putting on a show and everything else will fall into place. “He has an awkward, unorthodox style. But this is boxing, you have to go out there and be able to adjust. We have a great game plan. We’ve been working on that game plan in the gym so I’m going to go out there and do exactly what my team tells me. There’s not a guy in the division with faster hands than me. He won’t be able to handle that.” Genc Pllana “I had about two weeks’ notice for this fight. But I was ready for a March 14 fight, so I’m in good shape and right on weight. People think that I’m going to be an easy opponent based on my style, but I think I’m a really frustrating guy to fight. “I’m already a confident fighter, and my last fight against Henderson gave me even more confidence. I think I could have stopped him in my last fight. Honestly, confidence has never been an issue for me. I believe I’ll be the first Albanian world champion. I believe I’d beat Roy Jones in his prime, so that really doesn’t bother me at all. If he thinks that’s going to bother me, he has another thing coming. “I don’t care who I’m fighting, or who’s in the other guy’s corner. In the ring, it’s me vs. him. That’s all that matters. I think this will be a coming out party for me. After Friday night, fight fans will be saying that ‘The Sexy Albanian’ really is sexy.”
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TOP PROSPECT KEITH HUNTER AND FIVE OTHER SHOBOX

Feb 28, 2020
TOP PROSPECT KEITH HUNTER AND FIVE OTHER SHOBOX: THE NEW GENERATION FIGHTERS WORK OUT IN FRONT OF LAS VEGAS MEDIA IN ADVANCE OF TRIPLEHEADER Rising Stars Richardson Hitchins and Kevin Newman II Ready For Action Friday, February 28 From Sam’s Town Live in Las Vegas
Photos; Credit Mayweather Promotions
LAS VEGAS – February 27, 2020 – Boxing Hall of Famer Roy Jones Jr. leaned into the ropes and intently watched his pupil, rising once-beaten prospect and Las Vegas native Kevin Newman II run through a spirited 30-minute media workout on Thursday at Mayweather Boxing Club. Newman (11-1-1, 6 KOs) is preparing to open Friday night’s ShoBox: The New Generation telecast when he faces Albania’s Genc Pllana (7-1-1, 4 KOs) in a 10-round super middleweight matchup live on SHOWTIME (10:45 p.m. ET/PT) from Sam’s Town Live in Las Vegas. In the main event, undefeated rising prospect Keith Hunter will face talented Sanjarbek Rakhmanov in a rematch in a 10-round super lightweight bout. Hunter (11-0, 7 KOs) and Rakhmanov (12-2-1, 6 KOs) first met on February 5, 2019, in an eight-round welterweight contest that resulted in a narrow-split decision victory for Hunter. In the ShoBox co-main event, 2016 Olympian and undefeated super lightweight prospect Richardson Hitchins (10-0, 5 KOs) takes on Rhode Island’s Nick DeLomba (16-2, 5 KOs) in a 10-round bout. “Avenging the only loss of his career says a lot about Kevin Newman,” said the former four-division world champion and expert boxing commentator Jones, who serves as one of Newman’s trainers and mentors. “He’s not afraid of nothing or nobody and he wants to go and do his thing the right way. He wants to makes sure there’s no blemishes on his record. The loss, if you go back and avenge that loss, then that’s no blemish. You lost but you went back and beat him. You proved that it was just a bad night. Jones continued: “He cares about what people think about him. He cares about his own career because he wants to keep it clean, and he did that. A great winner has to be a great loser. He was a great loser by coming back and proving exactly what he said was wrong. He said, ‘I’m not making any excuses, he got me, but he won’t get me again. When I get prepared, I’m going to go back and do it the right way.’ And that’s exactly what he did. That’s how you’re supposed to lose gracefully. “I believe Kevin can go on to be a world champion because he has all the physical attributes. He’s got to have a little more knowledge to go along with those physical attributes and he’ll be a monster. He has great hand speed. He’s very explosive. Good reflexes. Good defensive skills. A few little technical adjustments, and he’ll be anything he wants to be.” Here is what the fighters had to say on Thursday from Mayweather Boxing Club: KEITH HUNTER: “I was born and raised here and this is the mecca of boxing, they say. So with that being said, me coming from Vegas, it’s electric because I have a lot of friends here. They are out here supporting me and they really want to see a young kid from Vegas who comes from not the best area succeed. The love is electric here. “We’re locked in. This is going to be a good statement. It’s still going to be another step-up even though I already got rid of this guy. So now I have to do it in a better fashion. “I was preparing for Malik Hawkins so I was really trying to train for a tall guy. But you have to make adjustments and you have to stay in the present moment, so for this camp I just made sure I had premium gas in my tank. I already know my opponent pretty well, but I went back and watched our first fight. I saw that he was leaping in a lot and I was giving him too much, so this time I’m going to make sure he pays every time he leaps in.” SANJARBEK RAKHMANOV: “Training camp was very great and smart. I’m very excited for this rematch. For me this fight is better than a title fight. I want to show Friday night what I’ve been working on. “I understand my little mistakes and my opponent’s mistakes and that’s what I’ve been working on during my whole training camp. I got a lot of good sparring this camp with Jessie Vargas and a couple more undefeated fighters. “Fans can expect to see a war on Friday night. For fans it’s a rematch, but to me it’s different. This time it’ll be a much smarter fight. “I’m more excited for this fight than the first fight because I want to redeem myself and climb the rankings after a win on Friday night.” RICHARDSON HITCHINS “My training camp was great. We had a tremendous training camp. I’m really not sure what to expect from my opponent. He only has a few choices: He can either come and put pressure on me, that’s not going to work, or he can try to outbox me and that’s not going to work either. He’s got to pick his poison. “Every show is important, whether it’s on TV or not. I’m definitely looking for the knockout. If it comes, it comes. I can’t predict a specific round, but I really can’t see him going past five with me.” NICK DeLOMBA: “I had one of the best camps I’ve ever had. I had a new strength and conditioning coach brought onto the team. He did a phenomenal job with me. I got great work from both my head coach and my assistant coach. We trained hard. We fought smart. We’re ready. “I want to give a big shout out and thank you to my sparring partners, Jermaine Ortiz from Worcester and Rashidi Ellis from Somerville, Mass. They were my two main sparring partners and they helped me a lot this camp and got me ready for this fight. “Hitchins is a tough opponent. He’s up-and-coming, he’s 10-0. He’s one of those prospects that are coming up and they are testing him. I am here to put him to the test and see exactly what type of fighter he is. I’m making my debut on SHOWTIME so it’s really important for me to look good. I’ve fought on some streaming services before but nothing as big as ShoBox, so it’s an honor for me and something I’ve wanted to do my whole career. I’m going to go out there, do my best and show that I can take it to that next level.” KEVIN NEWMAN II: “I feel good. Just sharpening the tools and working on little game plan stuff. Just making sure everything is in order and the game plan is all worked out. I know my opponent is tall, kind of lanky but at the end of the day the skills pay the bills. “I don’t feed into all the favored stuff. I mean, that guy has trained just like me for this. I don’t feed into that. I’m just going to try and come as prepared as I can and not focus on anything else.” GENC PLLANA: “Training camp has been great, and we are definitely ready for 10 hard rounds. In preparation for this fight I ran a lot more than usual. “My keys to victory for this fight are to walk him down with my jab and make him feel my right hand. “It feels good to fight for the first time on SHOWTIME so that people can see how good I can fight. It’s a big platform, but I feel right at home and where I belong.” LEONARD ELLERBE, Mayweather Promotions CEO “Roy [Jones] has had a tremendous influence on Kevin Newman. Roy and Floyd Mayweather were his favorite fighters growing up and you can see where he’s patterned his style a lot after Roy. “It’s a great thing, picking up little nuggets from an all-time great like Roy Jones is a dream come true. He’s been very positive and he’s learned a lot from him. I look to see some of the new things he’s picked up on Friday night. “It’s a terrific card. I really enjoy these smaller cards than the bigger cards because it’s fun watching these fighters develop in the early stages of their career and watching them grow along the way. “It’s a tremendous platform to develop your young fighters as far as the exposure that they’re getting, it’s phenomenal. I continue to tell our guys that these opportunities don’t come to you, they have to make the most of these opportunities. “Each fighter and every fighter has something to prove to themselves and it’s a good opportunity to step-up and develop more fans.” Barry Tompkins will call the action from ringside with boxing historian Steve Farhood and former world champion Raul Marquez serving as expert analysts. The executive producer is Gordon Hall with Richard Gaughan producing and Rick Phillips directing.
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LA Galaxy abrirá la Temporada Regular 2020 de la MLS con un partido ante el Houston Dynamo en Texas

Feb 25, 2020


LA Galaxy abrirá la Temporada Regular 2020 de la MLS con un partido ante el Houston Dynamo en Texas; El partido de apertura en casa del LA Galaxy se jugará el sábado, 7 de marzo ante Vancouver Whitecaps FC

LOS ANGELES (Lunes, 24 de febrero, 2020) – LA Galaxy arrancará la Temporada Regular 2020 de la MLS este fin de semana en condición de visitante con un partido ante el Houston Dynamo en el BBVA Compass Stadium programado para el sábado, 29 de febrero a las 12:30 p.m. PT.

LA Galaxy organizará una proyección del primer partido de la temporada en Tom’s Watch Bar en Los Ángeles el sábado, 29 de febrero cuando LA Galaxy se enfrente al Houston Dynamo en condición de visitante. El evento es gratis y estará abierto al público. Las puertas de Tom’s Watch Bar abrirán a las 11 a.m. PT.

Este pasado fin de semana, LA Galaxy consiguió un empate 1-1 en casa ante Chicago Fire FC en el último partido de pretemporada del 2020.

El partido de apertura en casa del cinco veces campeón de la Copa MLS, LA Galaxy, se llevará a cabo el sábado, 7 de marzo en el Dignity Health Sports Park ante Vancouver Whitecaps FC a las 7 p.m. PT. Los aficionados pueden comprar sus boletos para el partido de apertura en casa 2020 del club oprimiendo aquí.  Boletos individuales para los partidos en casa del Galaxy están disponibles por medio de www.lagalaxy.com/tickets.

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HAWAIIAN PROSPECTS DALIS KALEIOPU AND ASA STEVENS SIGN WITH GOLDEN BOY

Feb 21, 2020
HAWAIIAN PROSPECTS DALIS KALEIOPU AND ASA STEVENS SIGN WITH GOLDEN BOY
PhotosPhoto Credit: Cris Esqueda-Hoganphotos/Golden Boy
LOS ANGELES (Feb. 19, 2020): Golden Boy is delighted to announce that it has signed Hawaiian amateur standouts Dalis Kaleiopu and Asa Stevens to promotional agreements. This exciting duo will look to make their professional debut in the near future.
Kaleiopu is a 21-year-old native of Waianae, Hawaii who will compete in the lightweight division. After starting to box at the age of 13, Kaleiopu participated in several amateur tournaments and the Olympic Trials. This young prospect can box and punch, so he’ll look to make waves in the stacked 140-pound division. 
“I thank God for allowing me to be in this position and to have Golden Boy promote me,” said Dalis Kaleiopu. “This is a big compliment to my family and team for all the hard work we do together in and outside of the ring. Oscar was a great fighter, and he has developed champions all over the world. So, to be a Hawaiian from a small island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean makes me feel truly blessed to be in your stable amongst your great champions. Mahalo Nui Loa, Mr. De La Hoya and Team Golden Boy.”
Stevens, a 19-year-old prodigy who is also from Waianae, Hawaii, will compete in the bantamweight division. Stevens is a multi-national amateur champion with a smooth, tactical southpaw style. The cousin of UFC fighter Max Halloway, Stevens will look to gain similar popularity in the sport of boxing.
“This is beginning to feel real now,” said Asa Stevens. “The thought of turning pro and becoming a world champion was secondary to becoming an Olympian. But now I understand the amateurs were just a part of my journey and that those dreams are over with. Now, I am ready to turn the page to this new chapter of my life and showcase my talent as a professional. Waianae, Hawaii, we are on the map now. The world is watching, and I won’t let us down!”
“Our stable is getting better and better every single day,” said Oscar De La Hoya, Chairman and CEO of Golden Boy. “Dalis Kaleiopu is a huge kid for 135 pounds, so we look forward to seeing him grow in what is a very stacked division for us at Golden Boy. On the other hand, Asa Stevens is a slick, intelligent southpaw who without a doubt will enter the upper echelon of the division in just a few years. With these two new talents, anything is possible. We can even host an event in Hawaii so they can showcase their skills in front of a hometown crowd. Stay tuned.”
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Clubes de la MLS ya están definidos; el torneo arranca oficialmente con un sorteo

Feb 21, 2020

LA Galaxy participará en Leagues Cup 2020 en julio

Clubes de la MLS ya están definidos; el torneo arranca oficialmente con un sorteo

LOS ANGELES (Jueves, 20 de febrero, 2020) – Major League Soccer (MLS) y LIGA MX continuarán construyendo la rivalidad entre las dos ligas y anunciaron hoy la segunda edición de Leagues Cup, la competencia anual entre las dos principales ligas de fútbol en Norteamérica. La edición expandida del torneo, que contará con LA Galaxy y con ocho clubes de cada liga, arrancará el 21-22 de julio, con partidos de Octavos de Final, a jugarse en EE. UU. Los Cuartos de Final se jugarán el 4-5 de agosto, y las Semifinales el 25-26 de agosto. La Final de Leagues Cup 2020 será el miércoles 16 de septiembre.

LA Galaxy participará en la competencia anual y se enfrentará a un rival de la Liga MX en el Dignity Health Sports Park en julio. Información de boletos para el partido en el Dignity Health Sports Park será anunciada próximamente.

Leagues Cup 2020

Octavos de Final: 21-22 de julio

Cuartos de Final: 4-5 de agosto

Semifinales: 25-26 de agosto

Final: 16 de septiembre

Como se anunció previamente al término de la exitosa edición inaugural el año pasado, la edición 2020 de Leagues Cup contará con un formato expandido. Los clubes de la MLS clasificaron al torneo mediante sus actuaciones en la temporada regular de la MLS 2019, excluyendo a los cuatro clubes que participarán en la Liga de Campeones de la Concacaf Scotiabank. Los clubes participantes de LIGA MX clasificarán al torneo de acuerdo a su desempeño deportivo a lo largo de la Temporada 2019-2020, tendrán un boleto los campeones de los Torneos Apertura 2019 y Clausura 2020, así como el campeón de Copa MX 2019-2020 y los cinco clubes mejor posicionados en la tabla combinada de la Temporada 2019-20 de la LIGA MX. De acuerdo a esto, el Campeón del Torneo Apertura 2019, CF Monterrey, es el primer clasificado.

“Nuestra colaboración cercana con LIGA MX sigue creciendo, y el formato expandido de Leagues Cup la llevará a nuevas alturas”, dijo el Comisionado de la MLS Don Garber. “Cuando empezamos esta alianza con LIGA MX hace dos años, sabíamos que teníamos la oportunidad de crear algo único y especial para los aficionados del fútbol. Leagues Cup es el ejemplo perfecto de cómo estamos trabajando juntos para crecer el deporte en Norteamérica”.

“La primera edición de Leagues Cup nos dio grandes satisfacciones. Fue un torneo que dejó muchas historias que contar, que nos permitió acercarnos más a nuestra afición en Estados Unidos, que nos regaló una espectacular Gran Final en Las Vegas y, por supuesto, estamos orgullosos de que Cruz Azul haya sido el primer campeón”, dijo Enrique Bonilla, Presidente Ejecutivo de LIGA MX. “El futuro de Leagues Cup es aún más especial, no sólo porque están involucrados ocho participantes más, sino porque la rivalidad entre las Ligas crece y esto generará muchas más emociones y expectación para los aficionados en México, Estados Unidos y Canadá”.

Una novedad para la edición 2020 del torneo será la implementación de un sorteo para determinar las llaves entre clubes de ambas ligas, previo a los Octavos de Final. Los equipos de MLS y LIGA MX estarán posicionados y sorteados para asegurar los partidos más competitivos. Existirá un segundo sorteo antes de los Cuartos de Final para garantizar la mayor cantidad de partidos entre clubes de las ligas opuestas. El posicionamiento de los integrantes de la MLS para Leagues Cup 2020 es el siguiente: 

MLS 1: Philadelphia Union

MLS 2: Real Salt Lake

MLS 3: Minnesota United FC

MLS 4: LA Galaxy

MLS 5: Toronto FC

MLS 6: D.C. United

MLS 7: Portland Timbers

MLS 8: NY Red Bulls

El posicionamiento para los clubes de LIGA MX será:

LMX 1: Ganador de Campeón de Campeones 

LMX 2: Subcampeón de Campeón de Campeones

LMX 3: Campeón de Copa MX

LMX 4-8: Clubes de LIGA MX mejor posicionados en la tabla combinada de Apertura 2019 y Clausura 2020

Los clubes de LIGA MX confirmados se anunciarán al término del torneo Clausura 2020, al igual que los detalles del sorteo y otros elementos de la competencia.

Como en la primera edición, todos los partidos entre clubes de la MLS y LIGA MX se jugarán en el estadio del equipo local de la MLS. En caso de partidos entre dos clubes de la misma liga en fases posteriores de la competencia, los partidos entre dos equipos de la MLS se jugarán en casa del club mejor posicionado, mientras que un partido entre dos clubes de LIGA MX se jugará en un estadio neutral en EE. UU. La Final de Leagues Cup también se jugará en un estadio neutral, que será anunciado en una fecha a futuro.

Los clubes de la MLS que participarán en Leagues Cup anunciarán la información de boletos en las siguientes semanas. Así mismo, los aficionados interesados en Leagues Cup pueden inscribirse en www.LeaguesCup.com para recibir más información sobre los boletos cuando está disponible.

El torneo, que será transmitido por las cadenas de Univision y ESPN en Estados Unidos, TSN y TVA en Canadá y Televisa en México, ha sido avalada por la Confederación de Norte, Centroamérica y el Caribe de Fútbol Asociación (Concacaf).

Fechas de Leagues Cup™ 2020

Horarios por confirmarse / Sujeto a cambios

21-22 de julio – Octavos de Final

Philadelphia Union vs. LIGA MX (Subaru Park, Chester, PA)

Real Salt Lake vs. LIGA MX (Rio Tinto Stadium, Sandy, UT)

Minnesota United FC vs. LIGA MX (Allianz Field, St. Paul, MN)

LA Galaxy vs. LIGA MX (Dignity Health Sports Park, Carson, CA)

Toronto FC vs. LIGA MX (BMO Field, Toronto, Canada)

D.C. United vs. LIGA MX (Audi Field, Washington D.C.)

Portland Timbers vs. LIGA MX (Providence Park, Portland, OR)

New York Red Bulls vs. LIGA MX (Red Bull Arena, Harrison, NJ)

4-5 de agosto – Cuartos de Final 

Quarterfinal 1 – TBD vs. TBD

Quarterfinal 2 – TBD vs. TBD

Quarterfinal 3 – TBD vs. TBD

Quarterfinal 4 – TBD vs. TBD

25-26 de agosto – Semifinales

Semifinal 1 – TBD vs. TBD

Semifinal 2 – TBD vs. TBD

Miércoles, 16 de septiembre

Final

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