UFC International Fight Week Headlined By a Pair of Blockbuster Title Fights

Apr 17, 2019

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Las Vegas – The eighth annual International Fight WeekÔ will feature a stacked card headlined by a pair of thrilling world championship fights streaming exclusively on ESPN+. Light heavyweight champion and No. 2 ranked pound-for-pound fighter Jon Jones defends against dangerous No. 3 ranked contender Thiago Santos. Also, two-division champion and No. 6 pound-for-pound fighter Amanda Nunesputs her bantamweight belt on the line against former titleholder and No. 2 ranked Holly Holm.

UFC® 239: JONES vs. SANTOS takes place Saturday, July 6 at T-Mobile Arena and will stream live nationally on Pay-Per-View exclusively through ESPN+ in the U.S. at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT in both English and Spanish.  ESPN+ is the exclusive provider of all UFC Pay-Per-View events to fans in the United States as part of an agreement announced last month and continuing through 2025.

Fans will be able to purchase UFC® 239: JONES vs. SANTOS online at ESPNPlus.com/PPV and then will be able to watch it via the web or on the ESPN App on any connected device. ESPN+ is available as an integrated part of the ESPN app on all major mobile and connected TV devices and platforms, including Amazon Fire, Apple, Android, Chromecast, PS4, Roku, Samsung Smart TVs, X Box One and more.

Preliminary fights will air nationally in English and Spanish on ESPN and ESPN Deportes television networks starting at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT with the early prelims simulcast on UFC Fight Pass and ESPN+ at 6:15 p.m. ET/3:15 p.m. PT. 

Arguably the most dominant champion in UFC light heavyweight history, Jones (24-1 1NC, fighting out of Albuquerque, N.M.) will go for his third title fight victory in less than seven months. Over the course of his career, he’s taken out the biggest names in MMA. Jones holds spectacular wins over Daniel Cormier, Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson, Shogun Rua, Lyoto Machida and Alexander Gustafsson (twice). He once again aims to steal the show against one of the division’s toughest strikers.

A vicious KO artist, Santos (21-6, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) turned heads when he joined the 205-pound weight class less than a year ago. Since the move, he has netted incredible knockout victories against Jan Błachowicz, Jimi Manuwa and Eryk Anders. Santos has also earned an impressive TKO finish over recent title challenger Anthony Smith. The heavy-handed kickboxer now looks to put on another striking clinic and capture his first UFC world championship.

The first woman to hold championships in two UFC divisions, Nunes (17-4, fighting out of Miami, Fla. by way of Pojuca, Brazil) made history by knocking out Cris Cyborg in only 51 seconds to secure the featherweight championship this past December. Considered to be the greatest female fighter in MMA history, she has also finished former champs Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate, as well as Olympic silver medalist Sara McMann. Nunes now has her sights set on the bantamweight division’s most decorated striker.

Former champion Holm (12-4, fighting out of Albuquerque, N.M.) turned the MMA world on its head following a highlight-reel head-kick KO win over previously unbeaten Ronda Rousey in 2015 to capture the title. A multiple time boxing and kickboxing champion, she has also delivered sensational victories against former title challengers Bethe Correia and Raquel Pennington. She is now gunning to reclaim her championship and hand Nunes her first loss in more than four years.

Additional bouts on the card include:

  • In a battle of heavyweight KO artists, No. 2 ranked contender Francis Ngannou (13-3, fighting out of Las Vegas, Nev. by way of Batie, Cameroon) locks horns with former champion and No. 3 Junior Dos Santos (21-5, fighting out of Salvador, Brazil)
  • Surging welterweight contenders collide as No. 4 ranked Jorge Masvidal (33-13, fighting out of Miami, Fla.) takes on undefeated No. 5 Ben Askren (19-0 1NC, fighting out of Hartland, Wisc.)
  • No. 6 ranked light heavyweight contender Jan Błachowicz (23-8, fighting out of Warsaw, Poland) welcomes No. 2 ranked middleweight Luke Rockhold (16-4, fighting out of Santa Cruz, Calif.) to the 205-pound division
  • In a clash of The Ultimate Fighter winners, season one champ Diego Sanchez (31-11, fighting out of Albuquerque, N.M.) faces season 15 victor Michael Chiesa (15-4, fighting out of Spokane Valley, Wash.)

For the latest information on additional bouts for this event, please visit www.ufc.com. All bouts live and subject to change.

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Tickets for UFC® 239: JONES vs. SANTOS go on sale Friday, April 19 at 10 a.m. PT. Tickets are available for purchase online at www.axs.com. Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person.

UFC Fight Club® members will have the opportunity to purchase tickets Wednesday, April 17 at 10 a.m. PT via the website www.ufcfightclub.com. A special Internet ticket pre-sale will be available to UFC newsletter subscribers Thursday, April 18 starting at 10 a.m. PT. To access this presale, users must register for the UFC newsletter through UFC.com.

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Surveillance Photos of Suspect Wanted in Man’s Death at 3801 Liberty Road

Apr 17, 2019
Houston police have released surveillance photos of a suspect wanted in the death of a man at 3801 Liberty Road about 11:55 p.m. on Tuesday (April 16).  

The suspect is described only as a black male in his early 20s who goes by the name “Colombia.”  He was wearing a red, white and blue FILA jacket and is believed to be driving a gray 2006-2008 Dodge Charger with no front license plate.  Surveillance photos of the suspect, including one with him holding a metal pipe are attached to this news release.  

The victim has been identified as Terry Calhoun, 46.  

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant T. Simmons and Detectives E. Aguilera, T. Colbert and R. Ridel reported:  

Mr. Calhoun was inside a neighborhood store at the above address by the front counter when an unknown suspect entered the store with a metal pipe (not a stick) in his hand.  The suspect approached Calhoun and struck him in the head at least once.  Paramedics transported Calhoun to Lyndon B. Johnson General Hospital where he was pronounced deceased.  

At this time, there is no known motive.  

Anyone with information in this case or on the whereabouts of the wanted suspect is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.
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Houston Health Department competition encourages young musicians to become Houston Preparedness Icons

Apr 17, 2019

Young musicians are invited to showcase their talent at an upcoming Houston Health Department competition. Houston Preparedness Icon offers contestants ages 18-29 the opportunity to win prizes for writing and performing songs that encourage Houstonians to prepare for emergencies.

“We’re always looking for new and innovative ways to reach young people with important information about their health and well-being,” said John Fleming, chief of the Houston Health Department Bureau of Public Health Preparedness. “We think an event like Houston Preparedness Icon is a great way to connect with young people through music and performance.”

Contestants will perform 2-3 songs, all of which must be original compositions. At least one of the songs must promote an emergency preparedness message such as ways to prepare for hurricanes, how to prevent the flu, the importance of vaccinations, methods to prevent mosquito-borne illness, items needed in an emergency kit, etc.

Contestants may apply for the competition as individuals or groups. Applications will be accepted through 11:59 p.m. on April 25. Participants will be notified about their application status no later than April 29.

To apply, email the name(s) of contestants, ages, phone numbers, number of songs and length of set to php@houstontx.gov with “Houston Preparedness Icon” in the subject line.

The grand prize of the competition is a $250 gift card with $125, $75 and $50 gift cards for three runners up. Prizes are sponsored by City of Houston District J Council Member Mike Laster.

“Knowing what to do to prepare for emergencies can literally mean the difference between life and death,” Council Member Laster said. “That’s why I’m proud to support Houston Preparedness Icon. Contestants will have the chance to convey a serious and important message in a fun, exciting and creative way. It should be an entertaining evening.” 

Contestants must sign waivers that permits the Houston Health Department to post their likeness and songs on the department’s current or future social media platforms. Songs must not contain discriminatory, explicit or offensive language.

Houston Preparedness Icon will be held Saturday, May 4 from 7-10 p.m. at the Southwest Multi-Service Center, located at 6400 High Star Drive in Houston. Free tickets can be obtained at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/houston-preparedness-icon-tickets-60277493606

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Suspect Arrested, Charged in Shooting at 9050 Mills Road

Apr 17, 2019

Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in the shooting of a juvenile male and a woman at 9050 Mills Road about 2:30 a.m. on Saturday (April 14).  

The suspect, Derrick Dewayne Gray (b/m, 18), is charged with three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in the 176th State District Court.  A booking photo of Gray is attached to this news release.  

The male victim, 16, and the female victim, Angela Grey, 37, were transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening gunshot wounds.  

HPD Major Assaults & Family Violence Division Detectives A. Hernandez and A. Ferrell reported:  

HPD patrol officers responded to a verbal altercation, which later became a shooting at a hotel at the above address.  The suspect was attending a birthday party at the hotel when he got into an argument with a juvenile male.  The adults present asked the suspect to leave.  He stated he did not have to leave and wanted to fight in the parking lot.  An adult male stated the suspect kept making movements as if he had a firearm.  The adult male, Ms. Grey and the juvenile male then walked away from the suspect to re-enter the hotel.  As the suspect drove away in his vehicle, he fired multiple shots.  Ms. Grey was struck in the right knee.  The juvenile victim was struck in the right leg.  Paramedics transported both victims to the hospital.  The adult male was not injured.  

Further investigation identified Derrick Gray as the suspect in this case and he was taken into custody on Monday (April 15) without incident.

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Suspect Arrested, Charged in Fatal Crash at 1801 South Voss Road

Apr 17, 2019
Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in a fatal crash at 1801 South Voss Road about 6:05 p.m. on Monday (April 15).

The suspect, Julivan Do Tran (A/f, 29), is charged with manslaughter in the 184th State District Court.  A booking photo of Tran is attached to this news release.

The identity of the female victim, 33, is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant M. Warhol and Officer A. Mares reported:

The victim, operating a green Harley Davidson motorcycle, and suspect Tran, driving a gray Honda Accord, were involved in an earlier crash in which the victim left the scene and failed to stop and give information.  While Tran was waiting for police officers to arrive to take a report, she saw the victim on the motorcycle and the two had a conversation.  The victim then left the scene a second time. 

Tran then got into her vehicle and began to chase after the motorcycle behind the business at the above address.  When the motorcyclist lost control going around a corner of the business, Tran failed to control the speed of her vehicle and struck the motorcycle.  Paramedics transported the motorcyclist to Memorial Hermann Hospital where she was pronounced deceased. 

Tran was taken into custody and subsequently charged in the incident.
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Crawford vs. Khan Media Workout

Apr 17, 2019

Terence Crawford vs. Amir Khan: Media Workout Notes, Quotes & Photos

Saturday, April 20 LIVE on Top Rank on ESPN PPV from Madison Square Garden
beginning at 9 p.m. EST/ 6 p.m. PST

Unbeaten sensations Teofimo Lopez and Shakur Stevenson to appear in separate co-feature bouts

WBO welterweight champion Terence “Bud” Crawford and Amir “King” Khan hosted a media workout today at EverybodyFights, as the pair prepares for Saturday evening’s Top Rank on ESPN PPV showdown at Madison Square Garden.

The stacked undercard will feature a pair of highly anticipated co-features: Lightweight sensation Teofimo Lopez will fight Edis Tatli in a 12-rounder, while featherweight phenom Shakur Stevenson will face former world title challenger Christopher Diaz in a 10-rounder.

In the 10-round televised opener, Felix Verdejo seeks to return to lightweight contention versus former interim world champion Bryan Vasquez.

Here is what the PPV fighters had to say.

Terence Crawford

“I feel like I’m already the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world. Beating Amir Khan would only solidify my place in the sport. Amir Khan is undefeated as a welterweight and can’t be underestimated. He has great hand speed, movement, and some power as well. I want to showcase all of my talents in this fight.”

“I don’t worry about the bigger names. My focus is on Amir Khan. He is the task at hand. I’ve never overlooked an opponent.”

“I feel like a lot of times people don’t give me credit for who I’ve beaten. I’ve defeated gold medalists, undefeated fighters, world champions. It doesn’t matter. Before my fights, people talk about how it’s going to be the hardest fight of my career. Then I beat them, and people make them seem like they were nothing. I am going to keep doing what I’m doing and keep being victorious.”

“I am on a high level right now, and the way I beat people makes it seem like they don’t belong in the ring with me. Against Khan, I will show everyone again why I’m the best fighter in the world.”

Amir Khan

“I wanted this fight because I wanted to fight the best. Terence Crawford presented the greatest challenge to me at this point in my career. Listen, the Kell Brook fight was there, but fighting Terence gives me the opportunity to show I am a pound-for-pound fighter.”

“I’m not going to be giving all that weight away when I fight Crawford. When I fought Canelo, he was a much bigger man. This is a fairer fight in terms of weight. I am confident I can win this fight because he has never fought anyone like me. I have power, speed, and movement, and he has certainly never fought a welterweight like me. I’ve grown into my weight. I’m not just another number on Crawford’s record.”

“When I lose focus is when I get in trouble. Against Samuel Vargas, it wasn’t even a great punch that put me down. I lost focus for a second and got caught. I’ve sparred with strong, heavy-handed guys this camp, and I know I can take a big welterweight punch.”

Teofimo Lopez

“Training camp has been great. It’s been a long time since someone has gone the distance with me, and that’s not changing come Saturday night. We’re working on new things in the gym, focusing on power and changing things up. I’ve shown people some of my arsenal, but no one has seen what I am capable of yet. Against Tatli, I will put on a show. I will steal the show.”

“My last fight {Feb. 2 against Diego Magdaleno} showed some people can withstand my power, but at the end of the day, they all fall.”

“There’s no bad blood with Tatli and me, but I’m still going to kick his ass. I’m still going to beat him up. That I can guarantee. They bumped this fight to a 12-rounder to get me ready for a world title shot. That’s coming soon.”

“All of the hard work that my father and I have put in is starting to pay off. Fans and media have recognized my talents, but I am focused solely on what’s in front of me this Saturday. Every time I fight at MSG, I take over the show, and that’s the plan. I will steal the show.”

“I don’t need a Lomachenko fight to be a superstar. But I want to be the best and I want to fight the best. This is my last year at lightweight, so after I get that world title, let’s make it happen!”

Edis Tatli 

“I came a long way for this fight because I know I can win. I have been in with the better fighters, and my talent will show on Saturday night.”

“All fighters dream of fighting in America. To fight at Madison Square Garden on a card like this is a dream come true.”

Shakur Stevenson

“I was ready to take the next step in my career. This is a fight I wanted. I want to show everyone I am a top fighter. The time was now to step up.”

“My team and I know we can beat Diaz, which is why we took this fight. This is my time. This is what I’ve wanted since I turned pro following the Olympics.”

“I want all the champions, but first, I have to beat Christopher Diaz.”

Christopher Diaz 

“Shakur made a mistake when he accepted this fight. I’m sure he’s going to be a world champion one day. He’s a very good fighter, but his team made a terrible error in judgment.”

“All fighters say this, but this was truly the best training camp of my career. This is my first fight with Freddie Roach, and we had perfect chemistry from day one. I’ve been sacrificing and training hard for three months. I am going to take his undefeated record. I am going to win this for my family and for Puerto Rico.”

“I am a different fighter since moving down from 130 pounds. This is the new and improved Christopher Diaz.” 

Felix Verdejo

“I know this is a very important fight for my career. I’m going against a former world champion and a great fighter. But I am ready to show the world that I’m still an elite fighter.”

“Having my baby last year changed my life. I fight for her now. It puts things in perspective.”

“For me, this fight is about redemption. After beating Vasquez, I want to fight for a world title.”

Bryan Vasquez

“This fight means everything to me. I am going to give it my all in this ring. One thing I know is that Felix Verdejo has never faced anyone with my skills or my toughness. I want a world title shot, and beating Felix is my way to get there.”

“To fight on a card like this is a great honor. Since signing with Top Rank last year, I have been active and improving with every fight. I am ready to put the lightweight division on notice. Felix isn’t ready for me.”

“You haven’t seen the best of Bryan Vasquez. I have been in there with elite fighters, and that experience will show on Saturday night.”

About Crawford vs. Khan

CRAWFORD vs. KHAN is a 12-round fight for the WBO welterweight championship of the world, presented by Top Rank in association with Matchroom Boxing and Khan Promotions. The event is sponsored by Geico. CRAWFORD vs. KHAN will take place Saturday, April 20, beginning at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT at Madison Square Garden, and will be produced by Top Rank and ESPN and distributed live by ESPN Pay-Per-View.

Tickets for this world championship event priced at $606, $406, $306, $206, $106, $81, and $56 (including facility fees) can be purchased at the Madison Square Garden Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, Ticketmaster charge by phone (866-858-0008) and online at www.ticketmaster.com or www.MSG.com.

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Concacaf Anuncia Detalles de la Etapa Preliminar de la Clasificatoria Olímpica Masculina de Concacaf

Apr 17, 2019

Concacaf Anuncia Detalles de la Etapa Preliminar de la Clasificatoria Olímpica Masculina de ConcacafLa fase de clasificatoria comenzará en 2019 con las eliminatorias regionales en Centroamérica y el Caribe Miami (martes, 16 de abril de 2019) – La Confederación de Norte, Centroamérica y el Caribe de Fútbol Asociación (Concacaf) anunció hoy los detalles de las rondas preliminares de la Clasificatoria Olímpica Masculina de Concacaf. Los clasificatorios regionales comenzarán este verano, con partidos en Centroamérica y el Caribe.

El proceso de clasificación para la Clasificatoria Olímpica Masculina de Concacaf iniciará con una ronda en el Caribe. Para esta fase de apertura, que se llevará a cabo del 17 al 21 de julio de 2019, en cuatro sedes que se anunciarán en los próximos días, los 16 equipos participantes se dividirán en cuatro grupos. Después de la fase de grupos, los ganadores avanzarán a un partido final (1A v 1D y 1B v 1C). El ganador en cada partido se clasificará para la Clasificatoria Olímpica Masculina de Concacaf.

Los 16 equipos participantes en el Caribe son (en orden alfabético): Antigua y Barbuda, Barbados, Cuba, Dominica, Granada, Guyana, Haití, Islas Caimán, Islas Vírgenes de los Estados Unidos, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, República Dominicana, Santa Lucía, St. Kitts y Nevis, Surinam y Trinidad y Tobago.

El sorteo para la ronda preliminar del Caribe está programado para el 17 de abril de 2019 a las 11:00 am, hora del este. Los aficionados podrán seguir toda la acción a través de Concacaf.com.

En Centroamérica, la clasificación se disputará en tres series individuales de ida y vuelta, los tres ganadores de la serie avanzarán a la Clasificatoria Olímpica Masculina de Concacaf. Los emparejamientos (1 v 6, 2 v 5 y 3 v 4) se determinarán a través del Ranking Mundial de la FIFA del 31 de marzo de 2019. Los partidos se jugarán las 3 semanas de julio.

Los seis equipos participantes en Centroamérica son (en orden por clasificación): Costa Rica, Honduras, El Salvador, Panamá, Nicaragua y Guatemala.

El formato, el país anfitrión y las fechas de la Clasificatoria Olímpica Masculina de Concacaf se anunciarán en más adelante. México, Canadá y los Estados Unidos participaran como representantes de Norteamérica.

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Selina Barrios to Face Former World Champion Melissa Hernandez April 27 in Louisiana

Apr 17, 2019

 Undefeated NABF Women’s lightweight champion, Selina “Aztec Queen” Barrios (5-0, 2 KOs), returns to the ring April 27, 2019, against former world champion, Melissa “The Shark” Hernandez (22-7-3, 7 KOs). The six-round bout will take place at the Cajundome in Lafayette, LA, as a special feature attraction on the WBSS super-lightweight semi-final card, headlined by Regis Prograis (23-0, 19 KOs) vs. Kiryl Relikh (23-2, 19 KOs). Barrios, who has defeated three undefeated fighters in a row, last fought in September of 2018. She is eager to get back in the ring against a game opponent like Hernandez, who has been in the ring with many of the best female boxers in the world. “I have a lot of respect for Melissa Hernandez, who has been a big part of growing women’s boxing over the years,” said Barrios, who resides in San Antonio, Texas. “This fight is going to be a classic Mexican vs. Purto Rican war.  No disrespect to her, but I’m coming with straight heat, with the mindset of beating her down. This is the hurt game and that’s what I plan to do to Hernandez when she steps in the ring with me.  None of these girls want to see me.” “We know Melissa Hernandez is a dangerous fighter with a lot of experience,” said Barrios’ advisor Kerry Daigle. “Once DAZN sees this fight we feel it will be the swing bout on TV. Barrios is extremely TV friendly.”   “We believe Selina is the best female fighter in the world,” stated co-manger Colin Campbell. “With that being said, a win against a crafty veteran like Hernandez will surly give us the momentum we need going into our next fight.”

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Concacaf Anuncia Grupos Y Calendario De La Copa Oro 2019

Apr 17, 2019

Los aficionados pueden comprar boletos en www.GoldCup.org para asegurar los mejores asientos

Miami (Miércoles, 10 de abril de 2019) – La Confederación de Norte, Centroamérica y el Caribe de Fútbol Asociación (Concacaf) anunció hoy los grupos y el calendario completo para la edición 2019 de la Copa Oro de Concacaf. Los detalles se dieron a conocer en un evento organizado en el Banc of California Stadium en Los Ángeles, en presencia de los entrenadores de las selecciones participantes, así como personalidades del fútbol, dignatarios de la ciudad y funcionarios de la Confederación. 

“El amor por el fútbol se demuestra con cada edición que pasa de la Copa Oro de Concacaf”, dijo el presidente de Concacaf, Victor Montagliani. “Traer la Copa Oro de 16 equipos a Costa Rica, Jamaica y los Estados Unidos es un momento decisivo para el fútbol en nuestra Confederación. Esta 15ª edición hará que el torneo sea más competitivo y atractivo para los jugadores y aficionados, y a la vez mostrará la unidad de nuestra región, la pasión por el fútbol y el talento en el campo”.

  • Para ver y descargar el calendario completo de la Copa Oro 2019 de Concacaf, visite este enlace.
  • Los boletos para todos los partidos de la Copa Oro están disponibles visitando www.GoldCup.org.

Como parte del evento, la Confederación organizó Concacaf NextPlay, una iniciativa de grassroots, que consiste en una capacitación por parte de Concacaf con el fin de que los entrenadores brinden la metodología de NextPlay en sus comunidades locales. El programa se centra en utilizar el juego para crear espacios seguros, y promover los valores sociales. Después de la capacitación de los entrenadores, se llevó a cabo una clínica de fútbol para niños y niñas en el estadio Banc of California.

Inspirado por las diversas comunidades a las que sirve la organización, así como por su misión y sus valores, Concacaf NextPlay enfatiza el compromiso de la Confederación con la responsabilidad social al promover el acceso al fútbol dentro de la región, y aprovechar el poder del juego para impulsar el cambio social.

La Copa Oro 2019 será la edición más grande de la historia del evento, con más naciones participantes, más países anfitriones (tres, incluyendo partidos en Costa Rica y Jamaica por primera vez), y más estadios (17, ocho de los cuales están en competencia para convertirse en sede de la Copa Mundial de la FIFA 2026).

La 15ª edición del campeonato continental comenzará el sábado 15 de junio en el Rose Bowl en Pasadena. Canadá y Martinica marcarán el inicio de la acción del Grupo A. El segundo partido del día contará con un enfrentamiento entre Mexico, siete veces campeón de la Copa Oro, y Cuba.

Como parte de este formato expandido del torneo, el Grupo B debutará el domingo 16 de junio, en el Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica, marcando la primera vez que el torneo se juega en Centroamérica. Costa Rica y Nicaragua se enfrentarán en el segundo partido del día, mientras que Haití y Bermudas abrirán la doble jornada del día.

En el Grupo C, el país cabeza de serie, Honduras, viajará a Kingston, Jamaica, para enfrentarse a los Reggae Boyz, marcando la primera vez que el torneo se juega en el Caribe, mientras que Curazao y El Salvador luchan por el dominio temprano del grupo.

Para el Grupo D, el equipo liderado por el entrenador de Estados Unidos, Gregg Berhalter, comenzará su defensa del título en el Allianz Field de Minnesota contra Guyana, quien hará su debut en la Copa Oro, mientras que Panamá se enfrentará a Trinidad y Tobago en lo que seguramente será un partido muy disputado. 

En la ronda de eliminatoria directa, el estadio NRG de Houston y el Lincoln Financial Field de Filadelfia albergarán dos partidos de cuartos de final cada uno, el 29 y 30 de junio, respectivamente. Los equipos ganadores pasarán al Estadio State Farm en Phoenix y al Estadio Nissan en Nashville para las semifinales. La gran final se jugará el 7 de julio en el icónico Soldier Field de Chicago.

  • Sigue las noticias del torneo en la cuenta oficial de Twitter y Facebook
  • Los aficionados pueden obtener más información sobre la hospitalidad previa al juego y los paquetes de viaje para los juegos de la Copa Oro visitando www.Primesport.com.

La Copa Oro 2019 es patrocinada por Allstate Insurance Company, Camarena Tequila, Cerveza Modelo, Nike, Scotiabank, Sprint y Toyota. El torneo se transmitirá a nivel nacional por las cadenas de Univision y FOX, y transmitido por radio en español por Fútbol de Primera Radio Network, y transmitida en más de 180 países alrededor del mundo.

Calendario de la Copa Oro 2019 de Concacaf
*En hora local y el orden de los partidos están sujetos a cambios.

Sábado, 15 de junio – Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA (Grupo A)
4:30 pm Canadá v Martinica
6:30 pm México v Cuba

Domingo, 16 de junio – Estadio Nacional, San José, Costa Rica (Grupo B)
4:00 pm Haití v Bermudas
6:00 pm Costa Rica v Nicaragua

Lunes, 17 de junio – Independence Park, Kingston, Jamaica (Grupo C)
6:00 pm Curazao v El Salvador
8:00 pm Jamaica v Honduras

Martes, 18 de junio – Allianz Field, St. Paul, MN (Grupo D)
6:30 pm Panamá v Trinidad y Tobago
8:30 pm USA v Guyana

Miércoles, 19 de junio – Estadio de los Broncos en Mile High, Denver, CO (Grupo A)
6:00 pm Cuba v Martinica
8:00 pm México v Canadá

Jueves, 20 de junio – Estadio Toyota, Frisco, TX (Grupo B)
6:00 pm Nicaragua v Haití
8:00 pm Costa Rica v Bermudas

Viernes 21 de junio – Estadio BBVA Compass, Houston, TX (Grupo C)
6:00 pm El Salvador v Jamaica
8:00 pm Honduras v Curazao

Sábado, 22 de junio – FirstEnergy Stadium, Cleveland, OH (Grupo D)
5:30 pm Guyana v Panamá
7:30 pm USA v Trinidad y Tobago

Domingo, 23 de junio – Estadio Bank of America, Charlotte, NC (Grupo A)
6:00 pm Canadá v Cuba
8:00 pm Martinica v México

Lunes, 24 de junio – Red Bull Arena, Harrison, NJ (Grupo B)
6:30 pm Bermudas v Nicaragua
8:30 pm Haití v Costa Rica

Martes, 25 de junio – Banc of California Stadium, Los Ángeles, CA (Grupo C)
5:00 pm Jamaica v Curazao
7:00 pm Honduras v El Salvador

Miércoles, 26 de junio – Children’s Mercy Park, Kansas City, KS (Grupo D)
5:30 pm Trinidad y Tobago v Guyana
7:30 pm Panamá v USA

Sábado, 29 de junio – Estadio NRG, Houston, TX
6:00 pm QF1: 1B v 2A
8:30 pm QF2: 1A v 2B

Domingo, 30 de junio – Lincoln Financial Field, Filadelfia, PA
5:30 pm QF3: 1C v 2D
8:00 pm QF4: 1D v 2C

Martes, 2 de julio – Estadio de la Universidad de Phoenix, Glendale, AZ
7:00 pm SF1: Ganador QF1 v Ganador QF2

Miércoles, 3 de julio – Estadio Nissan, Nashville, TN
8:00 pm SF2: Ganador QF3 v Ganador QF4

Domingo, 7 de julio – Soldier Field, Chicago, IL
8:00 pm F: Ganador SF1 vs Ganador SF2

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Surveillance Photos of Suspects Wanted in Fatal Shooting at 9200 Main Street

Apr 17, 2019
Houston police are asking for the public’s help in identifying three suspects wanted in the fatal shooting of a man at 9200 Main Street about 1:05 a.m. today (April 16).  

The suspects are described only as three black males, one wearing a black hoodie with a red “USA” emblem on the front left side of his chest.  The other two suspects were armed with pistols and wore black hoodies; one of them was wearing a white skeletal mask.  Surveillance photos of the suspects are attached to this news release.  

The identity of the victim, 59, is pending notification to family members by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.  

HPD Homicide Division Sergeants K. Meek, J. Horn and Detective J. Escobar reported:   

Three male suspects entered a gas station at the above address wearing masks, hoodies and gloves and attempted to rob the location.  The victim, an employee of the business, appeared to comply with the suspects’ demands, but was shot multiple times.  Paramedics transported him to an area hospital where he was pronounced deceased.  

Anyone with information in this case or on the identities of the wanted suspects is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.
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