NFL, USA FOOTBALL, Fuel Up to Play 60, and National Recreation and Park Association to Bring NFL FLAG Program to 500,000 Students in Schools and Recreation Centers Nationwide

Sep 5, 2014

09/03/2014. The NFL will provide NFL FLAG Essentials Kits to more than 500,000 children in elementary schools and after-school programs nationwide this year, enabling kids in communities to “Play 60.”

The announcement was made today by NFL Commissioner ROGER GOODELL at an event in Renton, WA. The new program will be implemented in partnership with the GENYOUth Foundation, the Fuel Up to Play 60 in-school program and the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA).  The kits are being funded through the NFL Foundation’s $45 million commitment to USA Football for programming including Heads Up Football, NFL FLAG, and NFL Punt, Pass & Kick.

The goal of the partnership is to give children the opportunity to “Play 60” while introducing them to the fast-paced fun of NFL FLAG. In its first year, the program will focus on schools in Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, and Seattle through the Fuel Up to Play 60 program, which reaches 73,000 schools nationwide, empowering students to take action to improve nutrition and physical activity.

The free kits will also go to children participating in NRPA after-school programs in NFL markets including Atlanta, Arizona, Buffalo, Carolina, Chicago, Denver, New York, Philadelphia, St. Louis, San Diego, Seattle, and Tampa Bay. One park and recreation agency in each of these areas will also win a $7,500 NFL PLAY 60 grant from NFL Network.  Over the course of three years, the NFL/NFL Network/NRPA initiative will work to expand nationwide.

NFL FLAG, powered by USA Football, provides children of all ages with the opportunity to be active and learn the basics of football in a fun environment. More than 230,000 boys and girls ages 5-17 were part of NFL FLAG powered by USA Football last year. With the added reach from Fuel Up to Play 60 and the NRPA’s programming, more than 500,000 children will be able to participate in the coming year. Each of the 1,800 NFL FLAG kits distributed through the partnership includes 50 flag belts, 10 footballs and supplemental materials. SHAPE America developed new in-school curriculum to accompany the kits.  Fuel Up to Play 60 schools nationwide will be eligible to receive the kits.

The program’s first year will culminate with the NFL FLAG national championships at Super Bowl XLIX in Arizona, with the championship games being played at NFL Experience for the first time.

“We want to be sure all kids have the chance to ‘Play 60,’” said Commissioner Goodell. “We know many children have their first experience playing football in flag, and we are proud to support an initiative that will help kids be physically active.”

“Research shows that physical activity, paired with good nutrition, can help improve students’ academic achievement,” said ALEXIS GLICK, CEO of GENYOUth Foundation. “This ‘learning connection’ is key to GENYOUth, Fuel Up to Play 60 and the NFL’s continued commitment to generating actionable solutions to get kids eating better and moving more in, and outside, of school. The NFL FLAG partnership is a huge step forward in our efforts to support schools with the resources they need to help students succeed, and we are proud to be part of this announcement and in supporting the program.”

“In community parks and recreation there is a real commitment to inspiring healthy and active lifestyles especially among children,” said BARBARA TULIPANE, president and CEO of NRPA. “We are excited about the NFL FLAG program because it aligns with this commitment and is a fun way to get kids active.”

The event in Renton today included a flag football clinic for local children, a Q&A with parents and Commissioner Goodell. Former players including MARK BRUENERWALTER JONES and AENEAS WILLIAMS took part in flag drills, ‘football mom’ CHRIS GOLIC spoke with parents about her experiences as a sports mom, and Seahawks team physician and USA Football Medical Advisory Committee Chairman DR. STANLEY HERRINGaddressed the importance of physical activity as well as sports safety.

About the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA)

The NRPA is a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing park, recreation and conservation efforts that enhance quality of life for all people. Through its network of 46,000 recreation and park professionals and citizens, NRPA encourages the promotion of healthy and active lifestyles, conservation initiatives and equitable access to parks and public space. For more information, visit For digital access to NRPA’s flagship publication, Parks & Recreation,


About Fuel Up to Play 60

Fuel Up to Play 60 is an in-school nutrition and physical activity program launched by National Football League (NFL) and National Dairy Council (NDC), which was founded by America’s dairy farmers, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Fuel Up to Play 60 is designed to engage and empower youth to take action for their own health by implementing long-term, positive changes for themselves and their schools. The program additionally encourages youth to consume nutrient-rich foods (low-fat and fat-free dairy, fruits, vegetables and whole grains) and achieve at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day. As a result of the program, last year 14 million students made better food choices and are getting more physically active during the school day. Fuel Up to Play 60 is further supported by several health and nutrition organizations: Action for Healthy Kids, American Academy of Family Physicians, American Academy of Pediatrics, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Association/Foundation, National Hispanic Medical Association, National Medical Association and School Nutrition Association. Visit to learn more.

About GENYOUth Foundation

Founded through an unprecedented public/private partnership with National Dairy Council (NDC) and the National Football League (NFL) committed to child health and wellness, GENYOUth brings leaders in health, education, government and business together in a movement to help America’s youth achieve a healthier future. The Foundation officially launched on February 4, 2011 at Super Bowl XLV with the signing of a historic six-way Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), with U.S. Departments of Agriculture, Education and Health & Human Services. GENYOUth empowers students to improve nutrition and physical activity by taking small steps to accelerate a lifetime of healthy changes. When youth are given a voice, change can happen. For more information, visit

Source: NFL Media

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Kenny Coolbeth wins thrilling AMA Pro Flat Track Springfield Mile II

Sep 2, 2014

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (Aug. 31, 2014) – The Springfield Mile is a special event, known for its super close finishes and furious action, and Sunday’s running was classic Springfield.

Kenny Coolbeth, on his No. 2 Zanotti Racing Harley-Davidson, beat the winner of the May edition of the Springfield Mile, Bryan Smith, by just .010 seconds to win Round 14 of the AMA Pro Flat Track Grand National Championship season. It was the fourth Springfield victory for Coolbeth and his second on a mile-long track this season.

Smith, on his No. 42 Villa-Esparza/Crosley Radio Kawasaki, retained the overall points lead over Jared Mees, who finished third on the No. 9 Rogers Racing Harley-Davidson.

In typical Springfield fashion, the top six finishers were separated by less than one second.

Springfield is tough,” Coolbeth said. “Everybody goes fast here, to get a win is huge. We had an up-and-down year, but when we’re good, we’re good. So I’ll take it.”

Smith led the most laps in the Expert main, but Coolbeth was the fast qualifier. The Dash for Cash went to Jake Johnson on his No. 5 Rampsur Winery Kawasaki. Johnson finished sixth in the main to stay third in points with just two events remaining on the schedule.

“These guys built me a horse today,” Coolbeth said. “And we had an up-and-down day. In the Dash, we had a little mishap, but we turned it around, and this feels good.”

Smith, who is famously dominant on mile-long courses and was the man to beat, on paper, coming into Sunday’s race, knew nothing can be taken for granted at Springfield.

The photo-finish was evidence of that.

“That’s typical Springfield right there,” Smith said. “I thought I could get by Kenny coming up to the line, but I ended up about a wheel short.”

Jake Shoemaker followed up his podium finish at the Virginia Mega Mile last weekend with a fourth place showing in Springfield on his No. 55 Hot Shot Motors Kawasaki. Don’s Kawasaki’s Henry Wiles rode his No. 17 machine to fifth.

The GNC title chase heads to California’s Wine Country next. The series will run the Calistoga Half-Mile at Calistoga Speedway in Calistoga, Calif.

AMA Pro Flat Track Pro Twins
Jarod Vanderkooi completed the season sweep of the Springfield Mile, piloting his No. 17F Johnny’s Vintage Motorcycle Kawasaki to a 2.257-second victory over Illinois’ own Molly Terry on her No. 11P B&B Racing Harley-Davidson. Dalton Winkler rounded out the podium on the No. 35S Van Leeuwen Distributing Kawasaki.
In the May running of the Springfield Mile, Vanderkooi was dominant, winning by more than seven seconds. This time around. He faced stiffer competition and still proved up the challenge.
“It’s just awesome to be able to come out here and perform like I did the last two times,” Vanderkooi said. “I have a great bike behind me. I got a good start and pulled it off.”
Terry won her first career heat race earlier in the day, giving the packed house at the Illinois State Fairgrounds plenty to cheer about. In the main, she sat third most of the race, then slid into the No. 2 spot when Brandon Wilhelm’s No. 24J Sylvester Farms Harley-Davidson gave out.
“I couldn’t feel better, I can tell you that much,” Terry said. “This year, I learned a lot about the draft, and it helped out a lot. Patience is everything with a track like this, and I couldn’t be happier.”

AMA Pro Flat Track Grand National Championship Springfield Mile Top 10

1. Kenny Coolbeth (Harley-Davidson)
2. Bryan Smith (Kawasaki)
3. Jared Mees (Harley-Davidson)
4. Jake Shoemaker (Kawasaki)
5. Henry Wiles (Kawasaki)
6. Jake Johnson (Kawasaki)
7. Willie McCoy (Harley-Davidson)
8. Stevie Bonsey (Harley-Davidson)
9. Brad Baker (Harley-Davidson)
10. Brandon Robinson (Kawasaki)
AMA Pro Flat Track Grand National Championship Top 10 in Points
1. Bryan Smith 247
2. Jared Mees 238
3. Jake Johnson 224
4. Kenny Coolbeth 194
5. Henry Wiles 170
6. Brad Baker 159
7. Sammy Halbert 145
8. Brandon Robinson 140
9. Stevie Bonsey 135
10. Jake Shoemaker 99

AMA Pro Flat Track Pro Singles Springfield Mile Top 10
1. Jarod Vanderkooi (Kawasaki)
2. Molly Terry (Harley-Davidson)
3. Dalton Winkler (Kawasaki)
4. Jamison Minor (Kawasaki)
5. Jeffery Lowery (Kawasaki)
6. Tyler Butts (Harley-Davidson)
7. Ryan Varnes (Kawasaki)
8. Macintosh McGrew (Honda)
9. Andrew Butler (Kawasaki)
10. J.R. Addison (Harley-Davidson)

Up next: 

The stars of AMA Pro Flat Track head to Napa Valley for the Calistoga Half-Mile at Calistoga Speedway in Calistoga, Calif., Sept. 27 for the season’s penultimate event.

Source: AMA Pro Racing

Photo: Dave Hoenig/AMA Pro Racing


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Club Tijuana no levanta

Aug 30, 2014

Tijuana, Baja California. Xoloitzcuientles de Caliente sigue sin afianzarse en el torneo, una vez no pudo mantener la ventaja y fue alcanzado por Leones Negros en el juego de la jornada 7, disputado en la cancha del Estadio Caliente terminando empatados a un gol. Juan Arango adelanto a los locales al 22’, pero Fidel Martinez igualo los cartones al 75’.

Primer tiempo de gran intensidad por parte de ambos conjuntos. A pesar de que se pensó que los Melenudos por ser los visitantes vendrían a encerrarse, esto no fue así, pues fueron ellos mismos quienes inquietaron el marco de Cirilo desde el arranque del juego. El juego era fue muy parejo hasta el minuto 22 cuando el venezolano Juan Arango hizo estallar las gargantas de los 24333 aficionados que asistieron al inmueble con un tremendo golazo de larga distancia, que hizo que la pelota entrara de campanazo dejando sin oportunidad a Humberto Hernández.

Llego la segunda parte y el juego parecía inclinarse hacía el los locales quienes comenzaban a tener mas control de las acciones e incluso comenzaban a inquietar mas la meta defendida por Hernández quien al transcurrir los minutos se erigía como la figura del partido. Se jugaba el minuto 75 cuando Dayro Moreno entro al área y sacó un tiro cruzado que llevaba dirección de gol, pero el arquero melenudo desvió con la mano izquierda robándole el gol al colombiano. Un minuto mas tarde apareció Fidel Martínez dentro del área y con un punterazo y de campanazo igualo los cartones, mismo que ya no se movería mas, a pesar de la presión impuesta por Xolos durante los últimos minutos.

Con este empate Xolos llega a 7 unidades de 21 posibles y tratara de aprovechar la semana de descanso para recuperar a sus jugadores lesionados y seguir en la lucha por enderezar el barco cuando visiten a Pachuca el 13 de Septiembre en la cancha del Estadio Hidalgo. Por su parte Leones Negros acumulo un punto mas en su lucha por la permanencia en el máximo circuito del futbol mexicano y solo tiene 5 puntos en 6 juegos disputados. Los recién ascendidos jugaran su partido pendiente contra Chivas el domingo 7 de Septiembre en el Estadio Omnilife, duelo importantísimo para ambos equipos por ser rivales directos del descenso.

Cristian Carrera | Fotógrafo | Bereavision.

Cesar Barrientos | Berea Deportes | San Diego.

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Aug 29, 2014
Cahill, Miller, Oyongo, Castano and Miazga all called into national teams
HARRISON, NJ (August 29, 2014) – Five New York Red Bulls have earned call-ups for their respective national teams in the latest FIFA International Window. 

Midfielder Tim Cahill will be away from his club from September 1 to September 9 as the Australian Men’s National Team takes on Belgium ink Liege on September 4 and Saudi Arabia on September 8 in London. Cahill will miss New York’s match against Sporting Kansas City on September 6 at Red Bull Arena.


Cahill has made 16 appearances (14 starts) this season and has scored one goal and added two assists. The midfielder starred for Australia in the 2014 FIFA World Cup, scoring two goals in two games for the Socceroos. Cahill is the all-time leading scorer for the Australian Men’s National Team with 34 goals in 71 appearances.


Defender Roy Miller will join Costa Rica from September 11 to September 14 if the Ticos advance to the final of the 2014 Copa Centroamericana at the Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles. Miller would miss New York’s match against Philadelphia on September 13 if he joins the national team.


Miller, the longest tenured Red Bull, has made 15 appearances (14 starts) this season and made his 100th career MLS start on August 10 at Chicago. All of Miller’s 101 starts and 111 career appearances have come as a Red Bull. Miller also participated in the 2014 FIFA World Cup as a member of the Costa Rican Men’s National Team. Miller made one appearance in a 0-0 draw against England in group play.


Defender Ambroise Oyongo will join Cameroon for the first two Africa Nations Cup group stage qualifiers on Sept. 6 in the Democratic Republic of Congo and then at home against the Ivory Coast on Sept. 10. Oyongo has made nine appearances (eight starts) for New York this season and has recorded three assists. He has earned one cap for Cameroon.


Defender Matt Miazga and goalkeeper Santiago Castano were both called into the USMNT U20 squad as well. The two will be away from New York from September 1 to September 9 and will be unavailable for the Red Bulls match against Sporting Kansas City on September 6 at Red Bull Arena.

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Aug 2, 2014


McCarty, Wright-Phillips score spectacular second half goals as New York overcomes one-goal halftime deficit to earn three points in front of 20,862 fans

Photo Credit: Rob Tringali/New York Red Bulls

HARRISON, NJ (August 2, 2014) – Being down a man and a goal at the start of the second half, the New York Red Bulls fought back to earn a gutsy 2-1 win over the New England Revolution at Red Bull Arena Saturday night in front of 20,862 spectators. Red Bulls midfielder Dax McCarty and MLS Golden Boot leader Bradley Wright-Phillips, who is one goal shy of the team’s record season record in that category, tallied terrific goals after the break, as New York moved to 28 points off a 6-6-10 record.



New York goalkeeper Luis Robles made two terrific stops in the fourth minute, going down to block an A.J. Soares flick off a New England corner kick before denying Andrew Farrell’s follow-up blast on the rebound.The visitors took the lead in the 20th minute. Teal Bunbury had space on the right and his deflected cross was put home from close range by forward Charlie Davies.

The Red Bulls nearly had the equalizer 20 minutes later, as midfielder Ambroise Oyongo launched a diagonal ball to Thierry Henry, who dribbled towards goal and hit a shot that went into the side netting after going off a Revolution defender. Soon after, Red Bull Roy Miller played a well-weighted ball through to Wright-Phillips. Wright-Phillips was able to round goalkeeper Bobby Shuttleworth but New England was able to clear the ball away before the Englishman got his shot off.

New York was reduced to 10 men when Matt Miazga was shown a red card for a late challenge on Lee Nguyen just before halftime. However, the Red Bulls were the stronger team coming out of the break and tied the match two minutes into the second interval. Substitute Eric Alexander fed McCarty at the top of the box and the Red Bulls midfielder spectacularly chipped it over Shuttleworth and into the back of the net.

Then, in the 54th minute, New York almost took the lead. Oyongo led a counterattack into New England’s half and ripped a shot that Shuttleworth parried. Henry nearly got to the loose ball first but the Revolution was able to clear.

The Red Bulls’ efforts though would pay off and Wright-Phillips would continue his remarkable goal-scoring form by putting the hosts ahead in the 63rd minute with his league-leading 18th tally of the season. Lloyd Sam had possession for New York on the right wing and found Wright-Phillips, who cut it to his left foot and curled it off the left post and in.


New York Red Bulls 2, New England Revolution 1

August 2, 2014

MLS Regular Season

Red Bull Arena, Harrison, NJ


Scoring Summary:

NE: Charlie Davies 1 (Teal Bunbury 4) 20’

NY: Dax McCarty 2 (Eric Alexander 7) 47’

NY: Bradley Wright-Phillips 18 (Lloyd Sam 7) 63’


Disciplinary Summary: 

NE: Charlie Davies (caution) 2’

NY: Matt Miazga (red card, ejection) 47’+

NE: Scott Caldwell (caution) 69’

NY: Kelyn Rowe (caution) 83’


New York Red Bulls (6-6-10, 28 pts.): Luis Robles, Chris Duvall, Matt Miazga (Ejected 47’+), Ibrahim Sekagya, Roy Miller, Lloyd Sam, Tim Cahill (Eric Alexander 46’), Dax McCarty (Kosuke Kimura 87’), Ambroise Oyongo, Thierry Henry, Bradley Wright-Phillips (Peguy Luyindula 77’)


Substitutes not used: Ryan Meara, Armando, Bobby Convey, Andre Akpan


New England Revolution (8-12-2, 26 pts.): Bobby Shuttleworth, Andrew Farrell, Jose Goncalves, A.J. Soares (Daigo Kobayashi 77’), Kevin Alston, Scott Caldwell, Lee Nguyen, Kelyn Rowe, Steve Neumann (Diego Fagundez 58’), Teal Bunbury, Charlie Davies (Patrick Mullins 58’)


Substitutes not used: Brad Knighton, Darrius Barnes, Stephen McCarthy, Dimitry Imbongo


Referee: Allen Chapman

Referee’s Assistants: Adam Wienckowski, Peter Balciunas

4th Referee: Daniel Fitzgerald

Attendance: 20,862


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Hayes wins in Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca AMA Pro SuperBike

Jul 14, 2014

MONTEREY, Calif. (July 13, 2014) – Three-time AMA Pro SuperBike champion Josh Hayes took another major step toward updating that descriptor to ‘four-time’ on Sunday afternoon at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca as he closed out the GEICO Motorcycle U.S. Round with a convincing victory, his fourth in a row.

The Monster Energy Graves Yamaha ace, racing on the No. 4 Yamaha R1, moved past the holeshooting Martin Cardenas on the 23-lap race’s opening circulation. The contest was pretty much decided at that point, save for 18 more precision laps executed at breakaway speed. The race was red flagged and called official with 19 laps complete due to a crash by rider Marcel Irnie.

Hayes’ biggest challenge figured to come from rookie teammate Cameron Beaubier, who opened the race from the front of the grid after claiming his second pole position of the 2014 season on Saturday. However, the 21-year-old failed to capitalize on his prime starting position at launch and was shuffled back to fourth, corralled behind Cardenas and his Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing teammate, Roger Hayden, while Hayes eked out a gap in front.


Beaubier found his way into third on lap 4 and then moved into second on the following circuit, but by then he already trailed Hayes by more than two seconds.


Beaubier demonstrated similar pace at that point but was unable to make significant progress whittling away at the gap, and the consistent 39-year-old eventually wore him down.


Hayes boasted a commanding multi-second advantage with just three laps remaining when the race was red flagged and ultimately called complete. The win is the 46th of Hayes’ remarkable career and his fourth in succession, both on the season and at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.


As a result, Hayes now leads the title chase with more than a full race’s points allotment in hand and only four contests left in play. Two of those races will take place next weekend at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and it’s not inconceivable that he could lock up the crown as early as Sunday.


“What a beautiful day,” said Hayes after claiming his fifth win of the season. “I can promise you it’s never as easy as it looks. The last few laps I was actually having a pretty hard time. I was just trying to stay focused which can be pretty hard to do when you’re riding by yourself. Cameron had a little carrot out there in front of him. I didn’t have much to look at. I was more running like a scared rabbit, looking at the pit board. It’s a little bit of a different game.”


Beaubier was credited with second while Hayden, who passed Cardenas while working lap 7, came in third. With his runner-up result, Beaubier now moves into second in the points as well, 40 back of Hayes (175-135), and one up on Hayden in third.


“I think I rode OK,” said Beaubier. “I got a pretty rough start and was behind Rog and Martin and was able to pass them. But by that time Josh already had a second or two. I put my head down and started clicking off the laps. Overall, I’m pretty happy to get out of here with second place, especially after the weekend I had at Barber, throwing a couple bikes down the road. It’s good to get some confidence back heading to Mid-Ohio.”


Hayden was hoping for a little more than third, but was happy with his day overall.


“I got a decent start but the first couple of laps I was having trouble getting by Martin,” said Hayden. “Then Cam got by me and he got Martin. Finally, I got by Martin and I was trying to catch Cam in the middle of the race. I was starting to make inroads but the last couple of laps I was starting to make a couple mistakes because I was pushing pretty hard. That was pretty much it. It was a pretty good ride for me – Barber didn’t go very good so I feel like this was a bit of a rebound.”


Once it settled in, the race took on a processional shape with more than a second’s worth of padding separating every rider in the top ten – most of those gaps near the ten-second range.


KTM/HMC Racing’s Chris Fillmore finished in fifth behind Cardenas, while ADR Motorsports/Sic/Motul Fly Racing’s David Anthony suffered his first finish outside the top five all season long in sixth.


Team AMSOIL Hero EBR’s Cory West and Proto-Tech Spain Yamaha’s Bernat Martinez took seventh and eighth, respectively, while third Yoshimura pilot Chris Clark and Porter Racing Kawasaki’s Sebastiao Ferreira completed the top ten.


Hayes will now take his mammoth championship lead and all the momentum across the country into the Buckeye SuperBike Weekend in just a few days’ time.


AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike


Jake Lewis won his first AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike race at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca on Sunday. The 18 year-old started strong and won a difficult but decisive victory on his Yamaha entry in the 20-lap final.


“It’s just a huge weight off my shoulders,” said Lewis. “It’s been an up-and-down year. Last year, I was close to winning and this year I’ve been close to winning, so it’s just a huge weight off my shoulders to get the first win. Qualifying fifth – I was a little bit disappointed with that, but I knew it was going to be a heck of a race. I was sitting on the grid thinking, ‘I’m going to win this race,’ because last year I was so close to winning. I got off to a good start, went into the lead in Turn 2 and never looked back. That’s been my weakness throughout my career – looking back – so I just put my head down and stayed focused and clicked off lap after lap and got into a good rhythm and brought home the win.


Lewis beat second place finisher JD Beach on the Yamaha Extended Service/Monster Energy/Graves Yamaha machine, making it three runner-up finishes this year for Beach.


“Jake was riding great and he got his first win,” said Beach. “I was really wanting that win, but it was a really good race. Hopefully, next weekend we can put something together. I have one of the best bikes out there so all I need to do is get a little bit better of a start and do fast laps and hopefully we can get the win.”


The battle for third was a war between Danny Eslick and Jake Gagne, two previous race winners this season. Eslick and Riders Discount Racing Triumph beat Gagne and RoadRace Factory/Red Bull by defending passing attempt after passing attempt over the final three laps.


“Being up here on the podium is huge,” said Eslick. “Obviously, I had the big win at Daytona and that’s been the top of the year for me. But all I could think about were the races I’ve been losing since Daytona and not being on the podium. Yeah, Daytona was awesome but I want to be up here week-in and week-out with these guys. It’s just huge for the Riders Discount team and Attack Performance. … It’s just good to be up here on the podium.”


Gagne was third before losing ground when the leaders hit traffic. By the time he could regroup, Eslick had made his way past.


“We had a great battle but I couldn’t make a pass stick,” said Gagne.


Dane Westby and Yamalube/Westby Racing snatched back fifth from Beach’s teammate Garrett Gerloff. Westby regained the spot with two laps left to finish in front of the factory rider.


Polesitter Jason DiSalvo tagged onto Westby early, but lost further ground after Gerloff came by. DiSalvo finished the contest a shade over 21 seconds back, but ahead of Blake Young (GN Gonzalez Racing) and Jake Zemke (GEICO Motorcycle Racing). Benny Solis rounded out the top ten.


Kaleb De Keyrel was the top AMA Pro SuperSport regular in the race, taking 17th spot on his De Keyrel Racing entry.


Next Race


AMA Pro Road Racing will be back in action next weekend at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio for the Buckeye SuperBike Weekend on July 19-20.


Source and Photo: AMA Pro Racing/Brian J. Nelson

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Canelo Alvarez Wins Close split-Decision Over Erislandy Lara

Jul 13, 2014


Canelo vs. Lara and Lopez vs. Vargas Will Premiere on SHOWTIME®
Saturday, July 19 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, Immediately Followed by ALL ACCESS: Canelo vs. Lara Epilogue

Photo Credit: Esther Lin / SHOWTIME
Tom Hogan/Golden Boy Promotions

LAS VEGAS (July 12, 2014) – Canelo Alvarez won a close split-decision victory over Erislandy Lara in the SHOWTIME PPV main event in front a sold-out pro-Canelo crowd at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev.

Judge Jerry Roth scored it 115-113 for Lara, Dave Moretti 115-113 for Canelo and Levi Martinez 117-111 for Canelo.

The Mexico vs. Cuba showdown was a classic boxer-puncher matchup with Mexican superstar Canelo as the powerful aggressor and Cuban sensation Lara the slick boxing southpaw.

Canelo started the bout patiently and picked his spots, but Lara’s footwork and movement seemed to frustrate him. Canelo became increasingly more aggressive as he tried to cut off Lara. Canelo landed only 23 percent of his total punches including 73 power shots to the body.

A decorated Cuban amateur, Lara displayed superb footwork limiting Canelo’s chances and scoring when necessary. The game plan was effective as he frustrated the 23-year-old superstar.

“I came to fight, I didn’t come to run here,” Canelo said. “You don’t win by running. You win by hitting. He does have a great jab and he moves around, but you don’t win a fight that way. You don’t run.

“I want to leave people with a good taste in their mouth. This wasn’t the fight I expected; I wanted to go toe to toe. He didn’t come to fight. He came to run. He’s a great boxer – I respect him – but he has to learn how to throw more punches.”

It was an early birthday present for Canelo, who turns 24 in six days and is now 8-1 in 12 round fights.

“When he learns how to fight then I’ll give him the rematch,” Canelo said. “For now, my birthday is coming and we’re going to have fun.”

The 32-year-old Lara, who pressured Canelo into the dangerous bout via social media, was upset with the split decision.

“One hundred percent I won this fight,” Lara said. “I was controlling the rounds and, worse, I made him look bad in front of his fans. People know I won this fight.

“The body shots connected but they didn’t have any force. I still have no respect for him. I’m asking for a rematch. One hundred percent I’ll do the same and we’ll win again.”

Abner Mares bounced back from the first loss of his career and overcame the adversity of a cut on his left eyelid with a unanimous decision victory over Jonathan Oquendo, scored 96-94, 98-92 twice.

Mares suffered the cut from a punch in the fourth round, but his cut man, “Jacob “Stitch” Duran did a tremendous job of closing the gash and preventing it from affecting his fighter. Fighting for the first time with renowned trainer and defensive specialist Virgil Hunter, Mares fought intelligently throughout the bout. The three-division world champion prevented Oquendo from inflicting damage inside, utilized solid footwork and was extremely efficient.

Mares landed 49 percent of his power punches, doubling up Oquendo (24 percent), who failed to make adjustments and didn’t throw enough jabs to put himself in a position to land power shots.

Francisco Vargas defeated Juan Manuel Lopez via TKO when Lopez’s corner stopped the bout after a vicious third round.

In a round of the year candidate, Vargas (20-0-1, 14 KOs) and Lopez exchanged shots in brutal back and forth action in the third stanza. Seemingly never in a dull fight, Lopez was knocked down with 20 seconds to go in the third after eating a huge right hand. Lopez got up and continued to press, but ate another big shot in the closing seconds and was dazed as he walked back to his corner.

Lopez (34-4, 31 KOs), who won by KO or was stopped in 11 of his 12 world title fights, wanted to continue but his corner decided to stop the contest.

“I knew he was hurt but I know he’s a warrior,” Vargas said. “My corner was making preparations to be able to knock him out. I won by throwing combo punches to Lopez’s upper and lower body. Once I did that, I knew he had lost control.

“I’m very happy for this moment. I want to tell everyone that I’m ready for anybody at 130 pounds.”

While it was the biggest victory of Vargas’ young career, this could be the end for the road for what has been a brilliant campaign for the former world champ.

“I wanted to keep fighting – I’m a warrior,” Lopez said. “But my corner decided it was enough. I really don’t know right now if I’m going to retire. I have to sit down with my family and my promoter and decide what the next step will be.”

In the opening bout of the PPV, Mauricio Herrera defeated defending WBA Interim Super Lightweight World Champion Johan Perez by majority decision (114-114, 116-112 twice).

The early rounds were close, but the crafty Herrera (21-4, 7 KOs) pulled away after the sixth, pocketing rounds and landing power shots with ease. Herrera’s strong right hand and defensive sharpness was the difference against Perez (19-2-1, 13 KOs), who continually ate punches and couldn’t block Herrera’s slick combos.

No stranger to close decisions, Herrera was also the more effective fighter, having thrown and landed more power, jabs and total shots.

“It was difficult at first because he had a very awkward style,” Herrera said. “It took me a minute to figure it out and he was making me miss a lot of shots at first. But once I relaxed and adjusted to the awkward style I was able to get into rhythm, take control of the fight and put more pressure on him. I felt like I was a hungrier fighter here tonight and that’s why I pulled away with the victory.

“I graduated tonight – graduated to the next level.”

Perez, who raised his hands after the bell rang in the 12th, took issue with the judges’ decision.

“I felt that Mauricio had a difficult style and that it was a close fight,” Perez said. “Ultimately, I felt that I won the fight. I am really surprised by the decision and I want an immediate rematch.”

Tomoki Kameda (30-0, 19 KOs) defended the WBO Bantamweight World Championship with a brutal 7th round knockout victory over Pungluang Singyu in a live bout presented on Canelo vs. Lara: COUNTDOWN LIVE on SHOWTIME®.

The vicious right hook immediately floored Singyu (46-3, 31 KOs), sending the former WBO Bantamweight Champion to the canvas reeling in pain. Referee Russell Mora counted out the Thai boxer at 1:35 of the seventh.

“Brilliantly executed knockout,” said expert analyst Farhood of the Japanese Kameda, who was making his U.S. debut. “I’d love to see him fight again, who wouldn’t?”

IBF Welterweight World Champion Shawn Porter was interviewed during the SHOWTIME PPV and asked about his Aug. 16 showdown with undefeated British star Kell Brook.

On fighting Brook: “I’m ready and real excited. Kell Brook is young, 28 years old. He’s 32-0 with 22 knockouts. He’s undefeated so It’ll be fun.”

On Mayweather announcing Maidana rematch: “I am not surprised at all. He wants to right some wrongs from that first fight. Everybody knows Floyd Mayweather is smart. He will adjust and I expect him to do a lot better in this next fight.”

On his hopes of fighting Floyd: “I want some of that, for sure. I want that ‘0’. You know, Kell Brook has an ‘0’ but that doesn’t mean nearly as much to me as getting a shot at Mayweather’s.”

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Gana el Rebaño Sagrado contra La Maquina Cementera

Jul 9, 2014
  • Alineación Chivas : Luis Ernesto Michel; Edgar Solís, Carlos Salcido, Jair Pereira, Néstor Vidrio, Fernando Arce, Israel Castro, David Toledo, Ángel Reyna, Omar Bravo, Aldo De Nigris.
  • Alineación Cruz Azul: Guillermo Allison; Alejandro Castro, Julio Cesar Domínguez, Fusto Pinto, Gerardo Torrado, Christian Giménez, Alejandro Vela, Rogelio Chávez, Mariano pavone, Pablo Becerra, Mauro Formica.

Carson, CA a 9 de Julio del 2014. El día de hoy se enfrentaba “La Maquina Cementera”  contra “El Rebaño Sagrado” en el Stubhub Center siendo este su segundo partido para las Chivas Rayadas del Guadalajara de su gira por Estados Unidos.

Cabe destacar que el pasado sábado 6 de Julio las Chivas perdían contra Cruziero Esporte Clube en El paso Texas con un marcador de dos goles a cero.

En el minuto 32’ Aldo De Nigris abría el marcador para las Chivas Rayadas de Guadalajara aprovechando un error defensivo de parte de La Maquina Cementera.  Este gol es ya el quinto gol de De Nigris en la pretemporada.

Al minuto 74’ Omar Bravo anotaba el segundo gol de la noche para las Chivas, poniendo el marcador dos goles a cero.

Parecía que se le acababa la esperanza a los cementeros, pero al minuto  83’ Pablo Barrera anotaba el primer gol para Cruz Azul.

El Stubhub center lucio pletórico de aficionados, en su mayoría podíamos ver que venían a apoyar al Rebaño Sagrado. No obstante, la afición de La Maquina Cementera era notable y algunas veces opacaba a la porra de las Chivas.  Se conto con la asistencia de mas de 19 mil aficionados.

El marcador final del partido era de 2 a 1 a favor de las Chivas Rayadas de Guadalajara.

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Ganan las Chivas USA contra Montreal Impact #CHVvMTL

Jul 5, 2014


Fotografia: Samuel Coronado

Alineación  Chivas USA: Dan Kennedy; Donny Toia, Bobby Burling, Carlos Bocanegra, Tony Lochhead, Marvin Chávez, Marco Delgado, Agustín Pelletieri, Eric Avila, Leandro Barrera; Erick Torres

Alineación Montreal Impact: Troy Perkins; Hassoun Camara, Matteo Ferrari, Heath Pearce, Karl Ouimette, Patrice Bernier, Andrés Romero, Justin Mapp, Felipe Martins, Marco Di Vaio, Jack McInerney

Carson, CA a 5 de julio del 2014
El día de hoy en el Stubhub Center se enfrentaban Chivas USA contra Montreal Impact donde Chivas USA venia de ganar los dos partidos pasados y Montreal que se encuentra en el decimo lugar en la conferencia este de la MLS.

De acuerdo a las estadísticas oficiales de la MLS Montreal Impact ataco y tuvo mas la posesión del balón durante todo el partido. Mostrando una superioridad pero no obstante empataba contra las Chivas USA.

Cabe destacar que el portero de la Selección norteamericana Tim Howard estuvo presente en este partido.


La asistencia al Stubhub Center fue muy pobre en esta ocasión se conto con la asistencia de un poco mas de cuatro mil personas.

En el tiempo de reposicion Erick ” El Cubo” Torres anotaba un gol de una manera espectacular “Un gol de pelicula” como el mimso Cubo Torres lo llamo en entrevistas.

Y de esta manera concluía el partido con una victoria 1 gol a 0 de las Chivas USA contra Montreal Impact.

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Chivas USA le gana a Real Salt Lake #MLS #CHVvRSL

Jun 28, 2014

Fotografia: Samuel Coronado

Alineación Chivas USA: Dan Kennedy, Donny Toia, Bobby Burling, Carlos Bocanegra, Tony Lochhead, Tony Lockhead, Mauro Rosales, Martin Rivero, Agustín Pelletieri, Eric Avila, Erick Torres, Leandro Barrera


Alineación Real Salt Lake: Jeff Attinella, Chris Wingert, Nat Borchers, Chris Schuler, Kenny Mansally, Cole Grossman, Luis Gil, Luke Mulholland, Javier Morales, Joao Plata, Robbie Findley


Carson, CA a 28 de Junio del 2014. – El día de hoy se enfrentaron las Chivas USA contra los Real Salt Lake en el Stubhub Center en Carson, CA.


Casi empezando el partido Luke Mulholland de Real Salt Lake cometía una falta y era amonestado con la tarjeta roja, dejando así a el equipo de Utah con 10 jugadores, dándoles así ventaja a Chivas USA.


En el minuto 35’ Erick “El Cubo” Torres, anotaba el primer gol de la noche par alas Chivas USA. Marcando así un record y venciendo a Cuauhtémoc Blanco de acuerdo a los records de la MLS de el Mexicano que anota mas goles. Cabe destacar que es el decimo gol que El Cubo Torres anota en la temporada.

En el minuto 71 Real Salt Lake por poco y anotaba el gol para el empate.

Se conto con una asistencia de casi seis mil asistentes al StubHub Center.


De acuerdo con las estadísticas en la pagina oficial de la MLS Chivas USA jugo de una manera superior, y así lo demostró en la cancha contra los Real de Salt Lake.

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