RAY PADILLA, DIRECTOR DEPORTIVO DE CHARROS

Mar 27, 2017

RAY PADILLA, DIRECTOR DEPORTIVO DE CHARROS
“Mi meta: que el equipo peleé el campeonato”
Raymundo Padilla González, quien desde este día se integra oficialmente a la organización Charros de Jalisco en el cargo de Director deportivo, dejó en claro que su meta es armar un equipo que sea protagonista y que dispute el título de Liga Mexicana del Pacífico (LMP) a partir de esta Temporada 2017-2018.
“Me siento muy contento y con nuevos bríos por llegar a una organización que ha sido siempre ganadora, desde que estuvo en otra ciudad (Guasave) y ahora en Guadalajara ha demostrado ser sumamente competitiva. Es un orgullo llegar a un equipo con tan buena base de jugadores mexicanos, es un reto muy importante”, dijo.
Padilla González, quien se desempeñara como gerente deportivo del club Tomateros de Culiacán hasta el mes de febrero pasado, se incorpora a la organización jalisciense con el firme propósito de armar a partir de este mismo año “un equipo sumamente competitivo, que sea protagonista y que peleé el campeonato al final de cada temporada”.
Nació el 19 de mayo de 1965, en Mexicali, Baja California, aunque tiene raíces jaliscienses, ya que prácticamente toda su familia es originaria de Los Altos: “mis abuelos, mis papás son de Jalisco, de Jalos, de Teocaltiche, de Cañadas, incluso mis hermanos más grandes nacieron ahí en Jalos. Me siento como en casa. Muy contento y muy orgulloso de llegar a la tierra de mis padres”.
En su etapa como jugador, fue lanzador en la LMP con Naranjeros de Hermosillo y Yaquis de Obregón, y en la Liga Mexicana de Béisbol (LMB), con Saraperos de Saltillo, Piratas de Campeche y Rieleros de Aguascalientes; como directivo de Charros, será clave en la contratación de jugadores y en el armado del plantel de cara a la próxima temporada.
Padilla permaneció 15 años con Tomateros, periodo durante el cual logró 4 títulos –el último de ellos, precisamente frente al equipo de Jalisco, en la campaña 2014-15– por lo que conoce a la perfección el puesto; ahora tiene la misión de identificarse con el equipo y la afición, y sobre todo, de contratar a buenos prospectos y los mejores elementos de acuerdo con las necesidades del club.
“(Charros) es un equipo ganador, ha tenido un año complicado, pero en 3 temporadas que lleva en Guadalajara ya pelearon un campeonato, se presentaron algunas lesiones y contratiempos la temporada pasada, pero el equipo tiene una de las mejores bases nacionales. No va a ser difícil, (incorporaremos) 3 ó 4 piezas para que el equipo esté nuevamente en la Final”, sostuvo.
Por otro lado, Charros de Jalisco informa que el señor Gabriel Low Monreal, quien fungía como gerente deportivo, se dedicará exclusivamente a la labor de “scouteo” o búsqueda de talentos para la
organización.

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DAVID LEMIEUX REGRESA A LA ACCIÓN LUEGO DE SU POTENCIAL NOCAUT DEL AÑO 2017

Mar 27, 2017
DAVID LEMIEUX REGRESA A LA ACCIÓN LUEGO DE SU POTENCIAL NOCAUT DEL AÑO 2017 PARA ENFRENTAR A MARCO ‘DORADO’ REYES EN EL EVENTO CO ESTELAR DE LA MEGA PELEA DEL FIN DE SEMANA FESTIVO DEL CINCO DE MAYO ENTRE CANELO VS. CHÁVEZ JR. DESDE LA FLAMANTE T-MOBILE ARENA EN LAS VEGAS
 
JOSEPH ‘JOJO’ DÍAZ ABRIRÁ LA PORCION DEL CANDENTE PAY PER VIEW CON SU COMBATE ANTE MANUEL ‘TINO’ ÁVILA EXPONIENDO EL CETRO PLUMA DE LA NABF Y A LA VEZ EL INVICTO DE AMBOS
 
EXPLOSIVOS COMBATES DEL 6 DE MAYO PUEDEN SER VISTOS EN VIVO POR HBO PAY PER VIEW® Y EN SELECTOS ESCENARIOS DE CIRCUITO CERRADO
 
LOS ÁNGELES, California 27 de marzo de 2017. – El artista del nocaut canadiense David Lemieux (37-3, 33 nocáuts) quien propinó el nocaut más espectacular de este naciente 2017, volverá de inmediato a la acción en una pelea a 10 asaltos en peso supermediano contra el fuerte y experimentado peleador mexicano Marco “Dorado” Reyes (35-4, 26 nocáuts) en el combate co estelar de la muy esperada batalla entre Canelo Álvarez y Julio César Chávez Jr. el 6 de mayo en vivo por HBO Pay Per View®.
 
            Abriendo este magno evento televisado del Pay Per View desde la flamante T-Mobile Arena en Las Vegas, Nevada en el fin de semana del Cinco de Mayo, estará el ex olímpico estadounidense e invicto Joseph “Jojo” Díaz (23-0, 13 nocáuts) exponiendo en 10 asaltos su fajín pluma de la NABF frente al también invicto contendiente Manuel “Tino” Ávila (22-0, 8 nocáuts).
 
Estas dos peleas junto con el evento principal y la contienda previamente anunciada entre el noqueador argentino Lucas “La Máquina” Matthysse (37-4, 34 nocáuts) y Emmanuel “Tranzformer” Taylor (20-4, 14 nocáuts) conforman la explosiva y balanceada porción televisada del Pay Per View.
 
“Con tres de los más emocionantes contendientes de Golden Boy Promotions presentándose en el Pay Per View, así como la estrella más grande en el deporte, Canelo Álvarez, la función boxística del fin de semana del Cinco de Mayo se puede describir en una palabra: ‘cargada”’, dijo Óscar de la Hoya, presidente y Jefe Ejecutivo de Golden Boy Promotions. “Espero que cuatro peleas llenas de acción tengan a los aficionados fuera de sus asientos toda la noche”, exclamó.
            Lemieux, el poderoso noqueador de Montreal, Canadá, está pasando por una racha de tres victorias consecutivas y fue visto por última vez en su devastador triunfo por nocaut en el tercer asalto sobre el destacado púgil norteamericano Curtis “Cerebral Assassin” Stevens que colocó al canadiense directamente en la oportunidad por el título.
 
            “Estoy agradecido de tener la oportunidad de ser parte de este evento durante las celebraciones del Cinco de Mayo”, dijo David Lemieux. “Creo que pude enviar un mensaje claro el pasado 11 de marzo con mi actuación contra Stevens [Curtis] y tengo la intención de hacer lo mismo el 6 de mayo. Quiero asegurarme que todo el mundo entienda que David Lemieux está haciendo su camino hacia la cima y que tiene la intención de quedarse allí”, manifestó.
 
            Reyes, de 29 años de edad, ex campeón de peso mediano FECOMBOX del CMB, ha noqueado a 25 de sus rivales y combatió fieramente mano a mano con Chávez Jr. en una derrota por decisión unánime que muchos espectadores tenían más cerca de lo que mostraron las tarjetas de puntuación.
 
            “Sé que todo el mundo está hablando del nocaut de Lemieux [David], pero estoy listo para derrotarlo”, dijo Marco Reyes. “Con mis aficionados mexicanos apoyándome en el fin de semana del Cinco de Mayo, estoy listo para apagarle las luces a Lemieux”, pronostico.
 
            “David [Lemieux] ha demostrado ser un verdadero guerrero, encarando todos los retos y por lo general terminando con esos desafíos noqueando a sus oponentes”, dijo Óscar De La Hoya, presidente y Jefe Ejecutivo de Golden Boy Promotions. “Reyes [Marco] se mantuvo firme en su pelea contra Chávez Jr. y espero que esté más que listo para esta pelea, pero si es conectado por uno de esos monstruosos ganchos de izquierda o mano derechas de David: buenas noches”, aseveró.
 
            “Después de su actuación contra Curtis Stevens en el Turning Stone Casino, los ejecutivos de HBO acordaron de inmediato que querían ver de nuevo en el ring a David [Lemieux] tan pronto fuera posible”, dijo Camille Estephan, presidente de Eye of the Tiger Management. “Ser parte de una tremenda cartelera presentada el 6 de mayo con los ojos de todo el mundo sobre nosotros representa una oportunidad increíble. Estamos convencidos que David brillará. Él está en gran forma y más motivado que nunca para conquistar la parte superior de la división de peso mediano”, estableció.

            En la batalla que abrirá la transmisión de HBO Pay Per View, estarán dos peleadores invictos que saldrán a combatir de tú a tú co Joseph “JoJo” Díaz Jr. y Manuel “Tino” Ávila arriesgando su calidad de invicto por una oportunidad de máxima gloria.
“Estoy emocionado por volver a la acción por primera vez en este 2017 y poner mi título en la línea contra un duro contendiente”, dijo Joseph Díaz Jr. “Esta pelea me pondrá más cerca de un título mundial”, decretó.

“Esta es una oportunidad de oro para proyectarme hacia la disputa por el título mundial, y no estoy planeando dejar que se escape esta oportunidad”, dijo Manuel Ávila. “Sé todo sobre el récord invicto de ‘JoJo’ [Díaz Jr], pero nunca se ha enfrentado a nadie como yo, y al final de la noche mi mano será alzada en señal de victoria”, amenazó.

El resto del también explosivo respaldo no televisado del 6 de mayo se anunciará en breve.

Los boletos para observar la transmisión por Circuito Cerrado de Canelo vs. Chávez Jr. en el MGM Grand Ballroom tienen un precio de $75 dólares, sin incluir cargos aplicables. Todos los asientos son de admisión general y pueden comprarse en la taquilla del MGM Grand o por teléfono con una tarjeta de crédito llamando al 1800 745-3000.
 
 Canelo vs. Chávez, Jr. es un combate a 12 asaltos presentado por Golden Boy Promotions y patrocinado por Tecate, BORN BOLD, O’Reillys Auto Parts, Adriana’s Insurance e Interjet. Lemieux vs. Reyes, duelo a 10 asaltos en peso supermediano, es presentado por Golden Boy Promotions en asociación con Eye of the Tiger Management. Matthysse vs. Taylor es una contienda a 10 asaltos presentada por Golden Boy Promotions en asociación con Arano Boxing y Star Boxing. Díaz vs. Ávila es un pleito a 10 asaltos por el cetro pluma de la NABF. El mega evento se efectuará el sábado 6 de mayo en la T-Mobile Arena, y será producido y distribuido en vivo por HBO Pay Per View®comenzando a las 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT.
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NFL NAMES DR. ALLEN SILLS CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER

Mar 27, 2017

NFL NAMES DR. ALLEN SILLS CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER

Commissioner Goodell Appoints Esteemed Neurosurgeon

to Advance NFL’s Health and Safety Efforts

 

NFL Commissioner ROGER GOODELL today named DR. ALLEN SILLS as the NFL’s Chief Medical Officer (CMO), a new full-time position based in New York.

 

Dr. Sills joins the NFL from Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he serves as Professor of Neurological Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation, and Founder and Co-Director of the Vanderbilt Sports Concussion Center.

 

Dr. Sills, a neurosurgeon who has specialized in the treatment of athletes, will strengthen the NFL’s ongoing efforts to advance the health and safety of the sport. He will work closely with team medical staffs across the league, the NFL Players Association and its advisors and the many medical and scientific experts who comprise the NFL’s medical committees and guide the NFL’s health and research efforts.

 

“There is no higher priority for the NFL than player health and safety and we continually seek to raise our standards and then surpass them,” said Commissioner Goodell. “We sought a highly-credentialed physician and leader with experience as a clinician and researcher, and Dr. Sills’ extensive experience caring for athletes makes him the right choice for this important position.”

 

“We conducted an intensive international search which included many leading experts in sports medicine,” said Dr. John York, Co-chairman, San Francisco 49ers and Chairman of the NFL Owners’ Health and Safety Advisory Committee.  “Dr. Sills stood out among the highly credentialed and qualified applicants.”

 

The appointment follows a rigorous search conducted by a premier panel of health and medical experts led by DR. BETSY NABEL, Chief Health and Medical Advisor to the NFL and President of Brigham Health, and including DR. ROB HEYER, President of the NFL Physicians Society and Team Internist for the Carolina Panthers, RONNIE BARNES, Senior Vice President, Medical Services and Head Athletic Trainer for the New York Giants, DR. ROBERT CANTU, Clinical Professor of Neurosurgery and Co-Director, Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy, Boston University School of Medicine, and PETER FOSS, GE Healthcare.

 

The panel worked closely with DR. JOHN YORK, and JEFF MILLER, NFL Executive Vice President of Health and Safety Initiatives. The NFL consulted with the NFL Players Association, including interviewing the final candidates. Dr. Sills will be reporting to Miller.

 

“I have been impressed by the talent and experience of the candidates I have met during this process,” said Dr. Betsy Nabel. “Dr. Sills has years of experience on the frontlines of both research and patient care, and I am confident that Dr. Sills will use this platform to continue his work to improve sports health and safety in the NFL and for all athletes.”

 

“Hiring Dr. Sills is a touchdown for the NFL,” said Dr. Robert Cantu. “He is an international leader for his work on concussions in sports. I look forward to working with him to further advance the NFL’s ongoing commitment to the health and safety of sports.”

 

Throughout his distinguished career, Dr. Sills has worked with numerous professional and collegiate sports programs. In addition to providing care for players on NFL sidelines as an Unaffiliated Neurotrauma Consultant, he has served as a neurological consultant to the NCAA and the International Equestrian Foundation (FEI). He has also worked as consulting neurosurgeon for the NBA’s Memphis Grizzlies, the NHL’s Nashville Predators, the US Equestrian Foundation and all Vanderbilt University, Belmont University and Mississippi State University athletic teams.

 

“Allen Sills is an exceptional leader who will bring the perspective of a practicing neurosurgeon to this important position,” said Dr. Reid Thompson, Chairman of the Department of Neurological Surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. “He is an avid athlete and gifted surgeon with a passion for the care of elite athletes. With a combination of energy, vision and absolute integrity he is an inspired choice to become the first Chief Medical Officer of the NFL.”

 

Dr. Sills is an active researcher who has published more than 150 scientific articles and presentations including more than 40 in the last five years on the topic of sports concussion. Heis a member of the Concussion in Sport Group, which publishes international standards regarding concussion in sport. Dr. Sills is also a fellow of the American Board of Neurological Surgery and the American College of Surgeons and currently serves as Section Editor for Sports and Rehabilitation for the journal Neurosurgery.

 

Previously, Dr. Sills has served as Founder and Executive Director, Memphis Regional Brain Tumor Center; Director of the Neuroscience Institute at Methodist University Hospital, Memphis; Associate Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee, Memphis and the Semmes-Murphey Clinic; and Chief, Division of Neurosurgery at the Memphis Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

 

Dr. Sills graduated summa cum laude from Mississippi State University with a degree in engineering and received his medical degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland, where he also completed his internship in General Surgery, his residency training in Neurological Surgery and an NIH-funded Neuro-Oncology Fellowship.

 

Dr. Sills and his wife Shawne live in Tennessee and have four children. He serves on the Board of Directors for Make-A-Wish Foundation of Middle Tennessee, the Heritage Foundation of Franklin and Williamson County Tennessee and has served as a youth baseball coach for more than 20 years.

Cortesia: NFL

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GULLS CLINCH BERTH IN CALDER CUP PLAYOFFS DESPITE 3-1 LOSS TO CONDORS

Mar 27, 2017

GULLS CLINCH BERTH IN CALDER CUP PLAYOFFS DESPITE 3-1 LOSS TO CONDORS

 

SAN DIEGO – The San Diego Gulls (38-17-3-2, 81 pts.) saw their seven-game home win streak come to an end in a 3-1 loss to the Bakersfield Condors (30-23-5-1; 66 pts.) in front of 12,449 fans at Valley View Casino Center on Saturday night. Despite the loss, San Diego clinched a second-consecutive Calder Cup playoff berth with Stockton’s 5-4 shootout loss to Texas earlier this evening.

 

“Making the playoffs was one of our goals before the season started,” said Gulls defenseman Nate Guenin. “I think we expected to make it and now we need to get ready for that and hope to peak at the right time.”

 

The Gulls are still 10-3-1-0 in their last 14 games and have won 14 of the last 19 games (14-4-1-0). San Diego has also earned standings points in 15 of the last 20 (14-5-1-0), as well as points in 31 of 37 contests since Christmas (27-6-2-2).

 

San Diego came out of the gates in the opening frame peppering Bakersfield goaltender Jonas Gustavsson (8-5-1) with plenty of shots through the first 10 minutes. The Gulls best chance of the period came on a power play early in the period on Keaton Thompson’s wrist shot that rang off the post.

 

Late in the period with Bakersfield shorthanded once again, the Gulls momentum came to a halt when Anton Lander sniped a wrist shot over Gulls goaltender Kevin Boyle’s shoulder at 16:02 to give the Condors a 1-0 lead. Lander has notched 2-5=7 points in his last five games and 23-26=49 points in only 33 games played this season. The Gulls trailed 1-0 after the first 20 minutes even though they outshot the Condors 19-7.

 

Guenin took a tripping penalty at 7:43 of the middle period and Bakersfield cashed in on Joey LaLeggia’s 17th goal of the season. After some crafty passing on the power play, LaLeggia shoveled the rebound from Greg Chase’s shot past Boyle to give the Condors a 2-0 advantage.

 

San Diego pumped another 17 shots to the net in the second frame, but could still not solve Gustavsson. The 32-year-old stopped 44-of-45 shots to earn his fourth straight win.

 

Nic Kerdiles finally got the Gulls on the board at 6:52 of the third period when he deflected Keaton Thompson’s point shot past Gustavsson. The goal was Kerdiles’ first since Mar. 8 vs. SJ and Keaton Thompson’s assist gives him 0-4=4 points over the last four games.

 

San Diego’s best opportunity to tie the game came a few moments later when Tyler Morley’s bid off the rush hit the post. The Gulls would not get many chances after that as the Condors shut the door defensively.

 

Bakersfield pushed its lead back to two goals 18:08 when LaLeggia converted again on the power play. The two-goal game for LaLeggia was his third of the season and the British Columbia native is riding a four-game point streak (3-3=6).

 

San Diego hits the road next week to begin a three-game road trip with stops in Tucson and Stockton. The Gulls take on the Roadrunners in a set of back-to-backs (Mar. 31) and (Apr. 1) and travel to Stockton the following week to take on the Heat on Wednesday, Apr. 5 (7 p.m.) San Diego will return home on Friday, Apr. 7 to take on the Ontario Reign at Valley View Casino Center (7 p.m.). Fans can purchase tickets by visiting AXS.com/Gulls or by phone at (619) 359-4730.

 

NOTES: Sam Carrick added his 22nd assist of the season and now has 3-5=8 points in his last 11 games…Gulls netminder Kevin Boyle (10-5-4) made 26 saves in his fifth loss of the season…The Gulls fell to 20-12-2-1 in back-to-back games and 8-8-1-0 in the second matchup San Diego has lost two straight games for the first time since Dec. 16-17.

 

Three Stars:

  1. Jonas Gustavsson (BAK)
  2. Anton Lander (BAK)
  3. Joey LaLeggia (BAK)

Cortesia: SanDiegoGulls.com

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JORGE LINARES DEFEATS ANTHONY CROLLA IN REMATCH TO RETAIN THE WBA

Mar 27, 2017
JORGE LINARES DEFEATS ANTHONY CROLLA IN REMATCH TO RETAIN THE WBA, WBC DIAMOND & RING MAGAZINE WORLD LIGHTWEIGHT TITLES 
 
LIVE FROM MANCHESTER ARENA AND TELEVISED ON SKY SPORTS IN THE UK AND SHOWTIME IN THE U.S.
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Photo Credit: Lawrence Lustig
MANCHESTER (March 25, 2017) Jorge “El Niño de Oro” Linares (42-3, 27 KOs) skillfully defeated former champion Anthony “Million Dollar” Crolla (31-6, 15 KOs) to retain his WBA, WBC Diamond and Ring Magazine World Lightweight Championship titles in a 12-round rematch battle that went the distance live from Manchester Arena. Showtime International Boxing will replay Linares vs. Crolla II tonight at 10 p.m. ET/PT on SHO Extreme.
Crolla showed great heart throughout the 12-round fight; Linares, however, showed even greater skill, swift footwork, speed and control to win the fight by unanimous decision, with all three judges scoring it 118-109.
In the beginning, Linares controlled rounds one and two with his jab and out-punched Crolla. Linares continued the trend through round four, controlling with his jab and using his footwork to keep Crolla at a comfortable distance. Round five intensified with both fighters throwing more punches, but it was in round seven when Linares dropped Crolla with a swift, left uppercut that it became evident he was poised to win the fight.
By round eight, both fighters worked the body with Crolla fighting back harder than previous rounds, cheered on heavily by the pro-Crolla crowd. In the final rounds, Crolla countered back throwing more punches but ultimately could not overcome Linares.
Linares vs. Crolla II was a 12-round lightweight bout for the WBC Diamond, WBA and Ring Magazine Lightweight World Championship on March 25 at the Manchester Arena presented by Matchroom Boxing in association with Golden Boy Promotions and sponsored by Betfred.
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