JOSEPH ‘JOJO’ DÍAZ JR. PELEARÁ CONTRA JESÚS ‘ESCOPETA’

Sep 10, 2019

JOSEPH ‘JOJO’ DÍAZ JR. PELEARÁ CONTRA JESÚS ‘ESCOPETA’ CUADRO POR EL CAMPEONATO SUPERPLUMA ORO AMB EN GOLDEN BOY FIGHT NIGHT ENFACEBOOK WATCH


LEONARDO ‘LEÓN’ BÁEZ DEFENDERÁ SU FAJA SUPERGALLO NABA CONTRA VERSUS EDISON ‘EL CABEZÓN’ PÉREZ
SÁBADO 21 DE SEPTIEMBRE EN EL AUDITORIO DEL ESTADO EN MEXICALI, BAJA CALIFORNIA, MÉXICO


¡Los Boletos Están a la Venta!
MEXICALI, BAJA CALIFORNIA, MÉXICO.- 10 septiembre de 2019. – Joseph “JoJo” Díaz Jr. (29-1, 15 nocáuts), ex retador al campeonato mundial, retornará al cuadrilátero ante el venezolano Jesús “Escopeta” Cuadro (18-5, 14 nocáuts) en el combate estelar de la edición del 21 de septiembre de Golden Boy Fight Night en Facebook Watch en el Auditorio del Estado en Mexicali, Baja California, México. Los combates serán transmitidos en vivo globalmente en Facebook Watch a través de la Pagina Fight Night de Golden Boy.
Díaz Jr. es un zurdo de 26 años de edad quien representó a Estados Unidos en los Juegos Olímpicos de 2012 en Londres. El orgullo del Sur del Monte, California después firmó con Golden Boy e inició una impresionante carrera que incluye peleas contra Gary Russell Jr.Jesús Rojas, y Rafael “Big Bang” Rivera. Díaz Jr., quien ahora pelea en las 130 libras, está buscando otra oportunidad titular, pero primero tendrá que medirse contra un fuerte oponente en su segunda pelea estelar en Facebook Watch.
“Estoy listo para defender mi titulo Oro de la AMB en Mexicali”, aseveró Joseph Díaz Jr. “Quiero mostrar a todos que me siento orgulloso de ser mexicoamericano. Estoy listo para brindar un espectáculo entretenido para mi raza. Voy a poner todo en la línea para los que me han estado apoyando desde que empecé”, finalizó. 
Cuadro, con el apodo de “Escopeta”, es un noqueador de 33 años de edad quien ha viajado a lugares como México, la República Dominicana, Argentina y Rusia en búsqueda de grandes retos. El nativo de Caracas, Venezuela ahora buscará realizar la sorpresa de su vida contra Díaz Jr. en el estado de Baja California en México.
“Joseph Díaz Jr. es un peleador de élite, así que lo tenemos que vencer,” afirmóJesús Cuadro. “Soy un natural 130, y de hecho he peleador también en las 135 libras. Eso me va a dar la ventaja porque voy a entrar a la pelea con mucha fortaleza. No te puedo decir como va a terminar la pelea, pero te puedo decir que saldré con la mano en alto”, amenazó.
Leonardo “León” Báez (16-2, 9 nocáuts) de Mexicali, Baja California, México defenderá su faja superpluma NABA por primera vez ante Edison “El Cabezón” Pérez (19-4, 14 nocáuts) de Ciudad Bolívar, Venezuela en el duelo co estelar a 10 episodios. Báez retornará tras su dominante victoria ante el dos veces olímpico Alberto “Impacto” Melián.
Cristian Bielma (13-3, 5 nocáuts) de Mexicali, Baja California, México participará en una batalla a 10 asaltos en peso ligero ante un oponente que se anunciará en breve. 
Jan “Nito” Salvatierra (2-0, 1 nocaut) de Los Cabos, Baja California del Sur, México peleará contra Juan Borja (0-1) de La Paz, Baja California del Sur, México en un combate a cuatro asaltos en peso mosca. 
Ángel Villa (6-0, 4 nocáuts) de Mexicali, Baja California, México regresará contra Dilan Loza (15-2, 9 nocáuts) de Mexicali, Baja California, México en un duelo a ocho rounds en peso welter. 
Genaro Rodríguez (5-5-1, 1 nocaut) de Ciudad Guadalupe Victoria, México se medirá contra Gustavo Guerrero (10-2, 3 nocáuts) de Mexicali, Baja California México en una batalla a seis asaltos en peso supergallo. 
Roberto Pérez (4-0, 4 nocáuts) de Mexicali, Baja California, México chocará con Víctor Pérez (1-2) of Mexicali, Baja California México en una pelea a seis episodios pactado en las 122 libras.
Arturo Torres (4-0, 2 nocáuts) de Mexicali, Baja California, México retornará frente a Esteban Vargas (1-1, 1 nocaut) de Mexicali, México en un combate a cuatro giros en las 115 libras. 
José Adame (2-0, 1 nocaut) de Mexicali, Baja California, México se enfrentará a Jorge Ríos (2-11, 1 nocaut) de Mexicali, Baja California, México en un duelo a cuatro asaltos en peso mediano. 
Melissa Meras (5-0, 1 nocaut) de Mexicali, Baja California, México retornará contraJazmín Medina (1-0, 1 nocaut) de Calexico, Baja California, México en un duelo a cuatro episodios en peso supermosca. 
Díaz Jr. vs. Cuadro es un duelo a 12 giros por el título superpluma Oro de la AMB presentado por Golden Boy. El evento es patrocinado por Tecate “THE OFFICIAL BEER OF BOXING” La función se llevará a cabo el 12 de septiembre en el Auditorio del Estado en Mexicali, Baja California, México. Los combates serán transmitidos en vivo globalmente en Facebook Watch a través de la Pagina Fight Night de Golden Boy.
Los boletos para Díaz Jr. vs. Cuadro están a la venta y están disponibles en Zonaticket.mx. 
Para más información, visite www.goldenboypromotions.com. Conviértase en un fanático de Facebook en www.facebook.com/GoldenBoyBoxing. Síganos en Instagram en @GoldenBoy. Siga la conversación utilizando #DiazJrCuadro.Síganos en Twitter en @GoldenBoyBoxing.

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“HEAVY: Fury vs. Schwarz” Premieres on ESPN on September 12

Sep 10, 2019
“HEAVY: Fury v Schwarz” 
Premieres on ESPN on September 12 


The Peter Berg-directed documentary chronicles heavyweight champion Tyson Fury’s long-awaited Las Vegas debut
“HEAVY: Fury vs. Schwarz” Premieres on ESPN on September 12

(Sept. 10, 2019) — Tyson Fury walked to the ring for his Las Vegas debut June 15 dressed like Apollo Creed and flanked by showgirls. He was set to defend his lineal heavyweight title against Tom Schwarz, but first, the man who authored one of sport’s greatest comeback stories wanted to give the fans a show.
 
Two days before Fury returns to the ring to defend his crown against unbeaten contender Otto Wallin this Saturday, September 14 live and exclusively on ESPN+ (11 p.m. ET/8 p.m. PT), director Peter Berg and Film 45 give viewers an intimate portrait of Fury and Schwarz in the days, and tense moments, leading up to their fight.
 
Produced and directed by renowned filmmaker Berg, the creator and executive producer of the multiple award-winning NBC drama series “Friday Night Lights” and several ESPN Films’ “30 for 30” installments, “HEAVY: Fury v Schwarz” features behind-the-scenes footage of Fury and his then-undefeated challenger as they prepared for their showdown. The documentary is executive produced by Matthew Goldberg, Brandon Carroll and Matthew Shattuck for Film 45, and it will premiere this Thursday, September 12 at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT on ESPN.
 
Fury won the lineal and unified heavyweight titles in November 2015 with a unanimous decision over longtime champion Wladimir Klitschko, but mental health and substance abuse issues nearly derailed his career. He returned to the ring in June 2018, and less than six months later, fought WBC world champion Deontay Wilder to a highly disputed draw in one of the sport’s most memorable heavyweight championship battles. Now a noted mental health advocate and motivational speaker, Fury is fighting for his boxing legacy and aiming to inspire those afflicted with mental illness.
 
“We are excited to provide a raw and intimate account of the Tyson Fury vs. Tom Schwarz fight,” said Berg. “The documentary takes viewers into the minds and lives of the boxers as they navigate the pressures of the mentally and physically taxing sport.”
 
‘“HEAVY: Fury v Schwarz” is a terrific documentary and we are thrilled to be able to bring it to boxing fans on ESPN platforms, the home of combat sports,” Matt Kenny, vice president of programming at ESPN said. “Peter Berg is a master storyteller of exceptional credentials who has created an unforgettable portrait of Fury’s Las Vegas breakout moment.”
 
Fury vs. Wallin will stream live and exclusively on ESPN+, the leading multi-sport streaming service, Saturday beginning at 11 p.m. ET/8 p.m. PT. ESPN+ is available via the ESPN App on mobile and connected devices, on ESPN.com and at ESPNplus.com.
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!Música! Festival and Mercado at HPL

Sep 10, 2019

¡MÚSICA!
A History of Hispanic Sounds in Houston
Festival and Mercado
at the Houston Public Library

HOUSTON – Enjoy the rich history of Hispanic music as the Houston Public Library (HPL) celebrates and honors the contributions of Hispanic musicians throughout the decades in the City of Houston. ¡Música! Hispanic Sounds of Houston will showcase live musical performances, a symposium with local musicians and artists, an author, Houston’s Poet Laureate, films, food vendors, an exhibit, and city-wide bus tours of Hispanic music locations with Mister McKinney Houston History Bus. It’s going to be a fun music-filled festival and Mercado (market) for all ages.

The Festival and Mercado event, as well as the exhibit are free and open to the public. For more details visit: www.houstonlibrary.org or call 832-393-1313.

The MÚSICA! Festival and Mercado
Saturday, September 28, 2019 | 2PM – 10PM
Barbara Bush Literacy Plaza | 500 McKinney, 77002 
Attend a day-long celebration of story, song and cinema featuring exhibit tours and symposium, live musical entertainment, an outdoor market with multimedia, crafts, youth activities, and film screenings. Follow Facebook/houstonlibrary and Instagram/houstonpubliclibrary to see which local food and art vendors will be participating.

Featuring:
4 PM |Los Skarnales
4:45 PM | Musical Puppet Show with Author Raquel M. Ortiz
5 PM | Invicto (Conjunto band)
5:45 PM | Houston Poet Laureate Leslie Contreras Schwartz 
7 PM | Zenteno Spirit
8:15 PM | La Bamba (1987) film
 
¡MÚSICA! Scavenger Hunt
Houston Metropolitan Research Center | 2 PM – 4 PM

Julia Ideson Building | 550 McKinney St., 77002
Everyone will have fun finding the clues on the history of Hispanic Sounds in Houston throughout the Houston Metropolitan Research Center. Stop by the front desk to grab a scavenger hunt sheet and let the games begin! 

A Bus Tour of Hispanic Sounds in Houston 
Travel on a magical history bus to learn about Latino sounds through the decades as you ride by sites through downtown Houston, Northside and the East End. See where night clubs, ballrooms, record shops and recording studios once stood or still live on. Visit www.mistermckinney.com for scheduling and details. The free bus tours will run throughout the afternoon.
 
Tour hosted by Mistery McKinney’s Historic Houston and in partnership with the ¡Musica! exhibit by the Houston Metropolitan Research Center. 
 
Symposium: Perspectives from Scholars, Musicians and Music Lovers 
Julia Ideson Building Reading Room  | 2 PM – 3PM
2PM |An Academic Perspective 
Hear on the History of Tejano Music, Mexican American artists, and the early years of dance and music in Houston from US history scholars and professors. 

3 PM | An Industry Perspective 
Local musicians tell their stories on the history of Hispanic music in Houston 
 
Exhibit: ¡MÚSICA! History of Hispanic Sounds in Houston
Now through November 9, 2019
Julia Ideson Building | 550 McKinney St., 77002

The exhibit captures key moments through the decades of the vast impact Hispanic musicians have    made in the Bayou City through their different style of music.  Journey back to dances at the Pan American and good times at the first Chicano and Conjunto Festivals. Learn about Lydia Mendoza, the “First Lady of Tejano;” Ventura Alonzo, the “Queen of the Accordion;” and the gifted pianist, Patricio Gutierrez and the Houston Symphony; the Ricky Diaz Orchestra; and also the Zenteno family.

Hear oral histories from those who played, promoted and participated behind the scenes. Items on display are from the Hispanic Archival Collections at the Houston Metropolitan Research Center (HMRC), part of the Houston Public Library, and some are on loan.

Exhibit programming in partnership with Adrian Garcia, Commissioner Precinct 2 and Mister McKinney’s Historic Houston.

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Suspect Arrested, Charged in Fatal Crash at 6700 South Freeway

Sep 10, 2019
Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in a fatal crash at 6700 South Freeway (State Highway 288 South) service road about 10:30 p.m. on August 24.  

The suspect, Joseph Melesio Martinez (H/m, 23), is charged with failure to stop and render aid in the 179th State District.  A booking photo of Martinez is attached to this news release.

The female victim, Rayehasen Elizabeth Wilson, 31, was pronounced dead at the scene.  

HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant J. Benavidez and Officer J. Johnson reported:  

Ms. Wilson was a passenger on a Harley Davidson motorcycle traveling eastbound on Holcombe Boulevard.  The motorcycle had the green light at the intersection of the South Freeway service road and was struck by a black Chevrolet Tahoe that ran the red light while traveling northbound on the service road.  Wilson died at the scene.  The driver of the Tahoe did not stop and fled the scene.  The operator of the motorcycle was not injured and remained at the scene.  

Further investigation led to the identity of Joseph Martinez as the wanted driver in the crash and he was arrested last Thursday (Sept. 5) without incident. 
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Additional Suspect Arrested, Charged in Deceased Child Investigation at 7835 Grow Lane

Sep 10, 2019
Charges have been filed against a second suspect arrested in connection with the death of a juvenile female found at 7835 Grow Lane about 3 p.m. on September 2.

The suspect, Santiago Esparza, Jr. (H/m, 30), is charged with tampering with evidence – human corpse in the 351st State District Court. 

The other suspect, Priscilla Torres (H/f, 27), was previously charged with the same offense in the same court for her role in the death of her daughter, Sierra Patino, 5 years of age.  

Booking photos of Esparza and Torres are attached to this news release.

HPD Homicide Division Detectives L. Lange and C. Lamont reported:

Officers responded to a person down call at the apartment complex at the above address and found a female child, Sierra Patino, deceased inside an apartment.

Further investigation led to the identity of the child’s mother, Torres, as having a role in Sierra’s death.  She was subsequently charged and could face additional charges in the ongoing investigation. 

Further investigation led to the identity of Esparza as having a role in the child’s death and, last Friday (Sept. 6), he was arrested by members of the HPD Crime Reduction Unit.  Esparza could also face additional charges in the ongoing investigation. 

Investigators are awaiting results of an autopsy by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences to determine Sierra’s cause of death.
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MAYOR SYLVESTER TURNER HIGHLIGHTS LOCAL EFFORTS TO PREVENT SUICIDES AMONG VETERANS, ACTIVE MILITARY AND FAMILY MEMBERS

Sep 10, 2019
HOUSTON – The City of Houston and local agencies are working closer together to increase suicide awareness and prevention support for those who have bravely served our country, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner announced Thursday in conjunction with the start of National Suicide Prevention Month.

The effort is part of the Mayor’s Challenge to Prevent Suicide Among Service Members, Veterans, and Their Families. Houston is one of the initial seven U.S. cities to participate in the challenge, founded last year by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

“An estimated 300,000 veterans live in the Houston-area. We all have a role to play in preventing suicide, especially when it comes to those who have served our country with duty, honor and courage,” Mayor Turner said. “I’m proud of my Veterans Affairs Office for accepting the Mayor’s Challenge and joining with vital on-the-ground local agencies to address the epidemic of veteran suicide.”

National statistics show 20 veterans die by suicide every day; a rate much higher than in the civilian population. Rates for Houston are not available but obtaining better local data is one of the goals of the Houston Mayor’s Challenge. 

“Preventing veteran suicide is the highest clinical priority at the VA and we are committed to bringing as many resources as possible to bear to solve this issue here in Houston,” said Frank Vazquez, Houston VA Medical Center Director.  “There really is no single cause of suicide and we know that no single organization can end Veteran suicide alone. Houston VA is proud to be a part of the Houston Mayor’s Challenge and work with our community partners to put an end to Veteran suicide.”

The Houston Mayor’s Challenge has already implemented several measures to eliminate gaps in the roles of local agencies that serve veterans. Among the accomplishment in the first year:The Harris Center and the Houston VA now have a hand-off system between the two agencies to assist with the care of veterans.A network of communication between local hospitals and the VA to assist with veteran care is being built.The Houston Police Department and Houston Fire Department are better able to identify suicidal behavior and will begin referring people to ensure follow up care is offered.The Houston Health Department is working with hospitals and the Houston VA to enhance care coordination for veterans who are discharged after suicide attempts.“The Harris Center is proud to be the first Local Mental Health Authority in the State of Texas to have a memorandum of understanding directly with the VA that allows us to coordinate care for veterans,” said Wayne Young, Chief Executive Officer of The Harris Center. “This has already led to over 60 veterans in our community getting immediate access to intensive behavioral health care management through our mobile crisis outreach team with the goal of linking veterans to long term mental health services. The mission of The Harris Center to transform the lives of people in our community living with behavioral health and intellectual and development disabilities is strengthened by the work we are doing on this project with all these outstanding organizations.”

Agencies participating in the Houston Mayor’s Challenge include:City of Houston Veterans Affairs OfficeHouston VA Medical CenterTexas Health and Human Services Commission, Veteran ServicesThe Harris CenterHouston Police DepartmentHouston Fire DepartmentHouston Health DepartmentMental Health America of Greater Houston, Veterans Behavioral HealthCombined ArmsUTHealth Trauma and Resilience Center“Combined Arms is proud to play a role in the prevention of suicides in our community,” said Monique Rodriguez, Combined Arms social services manager. “Through the Houston Mayor’s Challenge, we are able to enhance our coordination of care for veterans who need mental health services, distribute VA gun locks and connect veterans to quality community resources.”

Veterans who are in crisis or having thoughts of suicide – and those who know a veteran in crisis – can call the Veterans Crisis Line for confidential support 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Call 800-273-8255 and press one, or chat online at VeteransCrisisLine.net/Chat, or text to 838255.
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USMNT FALLS 3-0 IN USA-MEXICO, PRESENTED BY AT&T

Sep 10, 2019

USMNT Next Faces Uruguay in St. Louis on Sept. 10 (8 p.m. ET; FS1, TUDN, Univision)

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (Sept. 6, 2019) – In the 70th meeting of USA-Mexico, presented by AT&T, the U.S. Men’s National Team fell 3-0 in front of 47,960 fans at MetLife Stadium.

The match began as a tug of war with first Mexico and then the USA gaining spells of possession, but it was the U.S. that carved out the first real chance on goal in the 14th minute. Sergiño Dest, making his senior international debut with the USA, took the ball in stride on the overlap from Alfredo Morales before cutting inside and unleashing a drive from a few yards outside the box that was curling toward the upper right corner before Mexico netminder Jonathan Orozco was able to punch it away.

Seven minutes later however, it was Mexico with a 1-0 lead on its only shot on goal in the first half as Jesús Manuel Corona wriggled free of the USA defense before picking out Mexico’s all-time leading goal scorer Javier Hernandez to head home.

Near the half hour mark, Christian Pulisic nearly caught a weak back pass but Orozco got to the ball in time to smash it off Pulisic, who chased the ball down again, this time near the top of the box. The Chelsea man was hindered by a defender draped over his back as he tried to settle the ball and turn to get a shot toward the vacated goal, but Mexico escaped the danger.

Pulisic again put Mexico under pressure 10 minutes later with a long run during which he eliminated multiple Mexico defenders off the dribble before finding Morales at the top of the box, but the Bundesliga midfielder’s shot skidded wide of the left post.

Emerging from halftime down 1-0, the USMNT began brightly before tensions flared between the two rivals on a few occasions as play got choppy due to persistent fouling. U.S. head coach Gregg Berhalter went to his bench just before the hour mark bringing on forward Jordan Morris and later Josh Sargent and Sebastian Lletget to try and spark the attack.

Yet it was Mexico adding to its lead in the 78th minute when the U.S. was caught trying to play out of the back and Erick Gutierrez picked off a pass, drove to the top of the box and slotted the ball in for the 2-0 lead.


The U.S. didn’t go down without a fight and carved out multiple chances to get on the board. Morales hit a shot off the right post in the 80 th minute after a free kick was headed back to him near the top of the box by Sargent, who had an opportunity to score himself from the penalty spot in the 88th minute but the young striker’s shot was saved by Orozco.

In the intervening moments between the USA’s chances, Mexico scored a third on a counter attack in the 82nd minute as Uriel Antuna capped off Hirving Lozano’s cross to put El Tri out of sight.

Next on the Schedule: The USA heads to St. Louis, Missouri to tackle fifth-ranked Uruguay at Busch Stadium in its last match before Concacaf Nations League play begins in October. The game will be broadcast beginning at 8 p.m. ET on FS1, TUDN and Univision.
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Goal Scoring Rundown:
MEX – Javier Hernandez (Jesús Manuel Cornoa), 21st minute: Mexico gained possession in the U.S. half and worked the ball out to Corona on the right touchline where he dribbled past two defenders into the box and picked out a pinpoint cross to the back door for an unmarked Hernandez to head into the left side of the net. USA 0, MEX 1 [WATCH]

MEX – Erick Gutierrez, 78h minute: As the USA tried to pass from its goalmouth upfield, Mexico pressed and ultimately Gutierrez picked off a pass in the middle of the field 30 yards from goal. He drove to the top of the box before sliding a rolling shot into the lower right corner. USA 0, MEX 2 [WATCH]

MEX – Uriel Antuna (Hirving Lozano), 82nd minute: Mexico recovered the ball after the USA hit the post and sprang forward with Lozano beating one defender and carrying the ball into the U.S. defensive third before slipping Antuna in on goal. From just inside the top of the box, the LA Galaxy man coolly rolled the ball into the right side of the net. USA 0, MEX 3 [WATCH] FINAL

Key Saves and Defensive Plays:
MEX – Jonathan Orozco, 14th minute: 
The USA put the first real chance of the game on goal when Alfredo Morales played Sergiño Dest up the left side and the 18-year-old left back cut inside as he neared the final third then unleashed a curling drive toward the upper right corner that Gonzalez had to punch away.

MEX – Jonathan Orozco, 29th minute: As the USA cleared its defensive lines, a Mexico defender played a weakly headed pass back toward his own goal that Pulisic nearly chased down. Orozco arrived to the ball just in time to kick it off the Chelsea attacker, who stayed with the play and couldn’t quite get a shot off at the vacated goal as he tried to bring the loose ball down and turn toward goal with a Mexico defender drape over his back.

MEX – Jonathan Orozco, 88th minute: The U.S. won the ball at midfield and Sebastian Lletget curled a sumptuous ball around the flank of the Mexico defense into the box for Jordan Morris who was brought down as he collected the ball. Referee Joel Aguilar pointed to the spot and Josh Sargent stepped up to take the kick. He put a low, hard shot toward the left corner, but Orozco guessed correctly and got down to parry the strike.

Additional Notes:

  • Tonight’s Starting XI for the U.S. had an average age of 24 years, 150 days – the youngest lineup to start a USMNT game in 2019. The Starting XI averaged 19 caps.
  • USMNT head coach Gregg Berhalter started six players who appeared in the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup Final: Reggie Cannon, Aaron Long, Weston McKennie, Christian Pulisic, Zack Steffen and Gyasi Zardes.
  • Having been part of U.S. squads at the 2017 U-17 World Cup and 2019 U-20 World Cup, 18-year-old defender Sergiño Dest made his senior international debut for the USMNT against Mexico tonight.
  • Center back Miles Robinson also made his USMNT debut as a second half substitute, coming on in the 58th minute for Walker Zimmerman.
  • Zack Steffen captained the USMNT for the second time tonight. Steffen previously wore the armband in the 6-0 Gold Cup group stage win against Trinidad & Tobago on June 22, 2019 in Cleveland.
  • Veteran midfielder Alfredo Morales made his first appearance for the U.S. since a 3-1 win against Puerto Rico on May 16, 2016 in Bayamon, Puerto Rico.
  • Since 2000, the USA is 14-9-6 against Mexico. The U.S. is 19-36-15 against Mexico all-time.

– U.S. Men’s National Team Match Report –

Match: U.S. Men’s National Team vs. Mexico
Date: September 6, 2019
Competition: International Friendly
Venue: MetLife Stadium; East Rutherford, N.J.
Attendance: 47,960
Kickoff: 9 p.m. ET
Weather: 62 degrees; cloudy

Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
USA                          0 0 0
MEX                         1 2 3

MEX – Javier Hernández (Jesús Manuel Corona)    21st minute
MEX – Érick Gutiérrez (Héctor Herrera)                    78
MEX – Uriel Antuna (Hirving Lozano)                        82

Lineups:
USA: 1-Zack Steffen (capt.), 20-Reggie Cannon, 4-Walker Zimmerman (22-Miles Robinson, 58), 3-Aaron Long, 18-Sergiño Dest (16-Daniel Lovitz, 67); 8-Weston McKennie, 6-Wil Trapp (17-Sebastian Lletget, 77), 15-Alfredo Morales (14-Jackson Yueill, 90); 21-Tyler Boyd (11-Jordan Morris, 58′), 9-Gyasi Zardes (19-Josh Sargent, 67), 10-Christian Pulisic
Substitutes not used: 12-Sean Johnson, 7-Cristian Roldan, 13-Tim Ream, 24-Paxton Pomykal
Head coach: Gregg Berhalter

MEX: 1-Jonathan Orozco; 21-Jorge Sánchez, 5-Diego Reyes, 15-Héctor Moreno, 23-Jesús Gallardo (31-Fernando Navarro, 87); 8-Carlos Rodríguez (7-Orbelín Pineda, 89), 16-Héctor Herrera, 18-Andrés Guardado (25-Érick Gutiérrez, 77), 24-Roberto Alvarado (26-Uriel Antuna, 76), 17-Jesús Manuel Corona (22-Hirving Lozano, 70), 14-Javier Hernández (29-Alexis Vega, 87)
Substitutes not used: 13-Guillermo Ochoa, 3-Carlos Salcedo, 4-Edson Álvares, 6-Jonathan Dos Santos, 10-Luis Montes, 9-Raúl Jiménez
Head coach: Gerardo Martino

Stats Summary: USA / MEX
Shots: 6 / 10
Shots on Goal: 4 / 4
Saves: 1 / 4
Corner Kicks: 1 / 3
Fouls: 17 / 17
Offside: 1 / 1

Misconduct Summary:
USA – Aaron Long (caution) 45th minute
MEX -Alfredo Morales (caution) 58
MEX -Jorge Sánchez (caution) 58
MEX -Javier Hernández (caution) 74

Officials:
Referee: Joel Aguilar (SLV)
Assistant Referee 1: Juan Zumba (SLV)
Assistant Referee 2: Douglas Bermudez (SLV)
4th Official: Ivan Barton (SLV)

ussoccer.com Man of the Match: To Be Determined

– ussoccer.com 

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DEVIN HANEY TRAINING CAMP

Sep 10, 2019

Photos from Johnny Garcia / Devin Haney Promotions


LAS VEGAS (September 6, 2019) – Rising star and undefeated lightweight contender, Devin “The Dream” Haney (22-0, 14 KOs), has wrapped up training camp for his upcoming showdown with Zaur Abdullaev (11-0, 7 KOs). Haney vs. Abdullaev, promoted by Matchroom Boxing and Devin Haney Promotions, will be a 12-round main event bout for the WBC interim lightweight championship on Friday September 13 at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York, live on DAZN in the US and on Sky Sports in the UK. Haney, who will be making his first appearance at “The Mecca of Boxing” – Madison Square Garden, will look to make it a memorable one as he has plans to take over the lightweight division. TICKETS START AT JUST $30 (PLUS FEES) AND ARE AVAILABLE FROM TICKETMASTER HERE
Here is what Haney had to say about the upcoming fight: On his upcoming fight against Zaur Abdullaev: “I know Abdullaev is focused, he’s been at the top of the rankings for a while now, so I know he’s ready to fight. He’s an undefeated fighter, who has beaten some quality opposition, so I take him very seriously. I’m just very excited to face Abdullaev because it will show the world my skills and why I am the new face of the sport.” On his recent training camp: “Training camp has been great. We started strength and conditioning with Coach Reggie at Phase 1. I really got stronger and I can feel the difference. I spent the next portion of camp at the SNAC System facility in the Bay Area working with Victor Conte. There I worked on my speed and explosiveness with well renowned track coach Remi Korchemny. I’ve had a world class training camp, with everything from strength and conditioning, to tremendous sparring, included with a lot of rest and recovery. This will be another memorable performance like my last fight on DAZN.” On fighting for the WBC interim lightweight title: “The WBC Interim World Championship means a lot to me. Some people kept labeling me a prospect when I knew I was so much more. Being able to fight for an Interim World Title means everything. This not only makes me the WBC mandatory for Vasiliy Lomacheno, but I’m able to do Interim Title defenses, until Loma is ready to fight. I believe the winner of Haney vs Abdullaev is in a really good position with the WBC.”
On headlining at Madison Square Garden on DAZN? “This is something I’ve always dreamed about for sure. MSG is the most historic and iconic arena in all of sports. I’m headlining a card full of great fights. Heather Hardy (22-0) vs Amanda Serrano (36-1) for the WBO World Female Featherweight Title will be a very exciting fight. My good friend from Las Vegas, Michael Hunter (17-1) vs Sergey Kuzmin (15-0) will be a terrific fight as well. There are only two losses between all six of the fighters on the main card. This is my first time at the Hulu Theater, and I’m going to put on a helluva show. Everyone should get their tickets now, because it’s going to be a great night of boxing and entertainment.”

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Suspect Charged, Wanted in Fatal Shooting at 6742 Hillcroft Avenue

Sep 10, 2019
Charges have been filed against a suspect wanted in the fatal shooting of a man that occurred 6742 Hillcroft Avenue about 3:05 p.m. on Aug. 3.

The suspect, John Melendez (H/m, 30), is charged with murder in the 262nd State District Court.  A May, 2009 booking photo is attached to this news release.  Melendez remains wanted at this time. 

The victim, Jose Armas, 33, was pronounced dead at the scene.
 
HPD Homicide Division Officers M. Barrow and E. Martinez reported:

Officers responded to a shooting call in a business parking lot at the above address and learned Mr. Armas had been fatally shot.  Armas and a suspect were apparently involved in a road rage altercation when the suspect pulled a gun and shot the victim.  

Witnesses stated the suspect, described only as a Hispanic male in his 20s with a short haircut, fled the scene in a red mini-van.

Further investigation identified the suspect as John Melendez and, on Thursday (September 5), he was charged for his role in this incident.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Melendez is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.
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Applications Being Accepted for Police Chief Acevedo’s Youth Police Advisory Council

Sep 10, 2019
The Houston Police Department is inviting Houston area high school students to apply for the 2019-2020 Youth Police Advisory Council (YPAC).

Students will address issues affecting youth and the community, participate in community service projects and attend youth leadership conferences throughout the state.  Additionally, the YPAC meets regularly with Chief of Police Art Acevedo and other top HPD officials.

Recent photos of YPAC members with Chief Acevedo are attached to this news release.

YPAC members are required to meet five times during the school year at the HPD Edward A. Thomas Building at 1200 Travis in downtown Houston.
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