Empate con gol épico

Mar 12, 2018

Empate con gol épico

Al minuto 11, Jordi Cortizo realizó una buena jugada individual que terminó con un centro peligroso que nadie pudo rematar.

Necaxa contestó al minuto 22 con un potente tiro libre, sin embargo, Tiago Volpi estuvo atento y rechazó de buena manera.

Javier Güémez anotó al minuto 32 pero el árbitro anuló la jugada por una falta previa.

Para la segunda mitad Gallos se fue con todo al ataque.

Camilo Sanvezzo sacó un disparo cruzado al minuto 53; el tiro pasó apenas desviado de la portería de Marcelo Barovero.

Necaxa se fue adelante en el marcador al minuto 54 con un disparo de Víctor Dávila.

El empate llegó con una obra de arte de Everaldo Stum; el brasileño sacó un espectacular disparo de chilena que dejó sin oportunidad al argentino Marcelo Barovero.

Gallos buscó el segundo gol, pero no lograron concretar.

Querétaro visitará a Monterrey en la jornada 12.

Alineaciones:

Gallos: Tiago Volpi; Diego Novaretti, Hiram Mier, Miguel Samudio, George Corral; Aldo Arellano, Javier Güémez, Paolo Yrízar (Édgar Benítez 62’), Jordi Cortizo; Camilo Sanvezzo, Matías Britos (Everaldo Stum 71’).

Necaxa: Marcelo Barovero; Ventura Alvarado, Igor Lichnovsky, Miguel Ponce, Brayan Beckeles; Fernando González, Luis Gallegos, Roberto Alvarado, Víctor Dávila (Luis Pérez 71’); Dieter Villalpando, Martín Barragán.

CORTESIA: CLUB QUERETARO

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Tigres UANL 1-0 Club Tijuana

Mar 12, 2018

Tigres UANL 1-0 Club Tijuana

El Club Tijuana cayó por la mínima ante Tigres de la UANL, en el marco de la onceava jornada de la LIGA MX-Clausura 2018, que se disputó esta noche en la cancha del Estadio Universitario.

El marcador se abrió en la recta final de la primera mitad. Tras un potente disparo desde fuera del área, André Pierre-Gignac convirtió el 1-0 a favor de la UANL (42’).

Los Xoloitzcuintles jugaron los últimos minutos del encuentro con 10 hombres tras la expulsión de Alejandro Guido (79’) por doble tarjeta amarilla. El encuentro concluyó 1-0.

La Escuadra Rojinegra se mantiene con 16 unidades, producto de 4 encuentros ganados, el mismo número de empates y 3 tropiezos.

El Conjunto Fronterizo viajará con destino a Harrison, New Jersey, donde enfrentará el duelo de vuelta de los 4tos de final de la Liga de Campeones de la CONCACAF ante los New York Red Bulls el próximo martes 13 de marzo en el Red Bull Arena.

ALINEACIONES

TIGRES UANL: 1 Nahuel Guzmán (P), 3 Anselmo Vendrechovski Junior (C), 4 Hugo Ayala, 5 Jorge Torres Nilo, 27 Alberto Acosta, 5 Rafael de Souza, 20 Javier Aquino, 29 Jesús Dueñas, 9 Eduardo Vargas (69’ Enner Valencia), 10 André Pierre-Gignac (89’ Lucas Zelarayán), 18 Ismael Sosa (65’ Jurgen Damm) DT Ricardo Ferreti

CLUB TIJUANA: 25 Gibran Lajud (P), 12 Pablo Aguilar (C), 6 Juan Carlos Valenzuela, 16 Michael Orozco, 30 Hiram Muñoz, 44 Jesús Chávez (55’ Miller Bolaños), 10 Ignacio Malcorra, 14 Alejandro Guido, 24 Luis Chávez (53’ José Ignacio Rivero), 20 Julio Angulo, 35 Rubio Rubín (71’Alberto García) DT Diego Cocca

AMONESTADOS: Jorge Torres Nilo (70’), Alejandro Guido (77’,79’)

EXPULSADOS: Alejandro Guido (79’)

CORTESIA: CLUB TIJUANA

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Chivas se impuso en la BUAP

Mar 12, 2018

Chivas se impuso en la BUAP

El Guadalajara sabía que tenía que ganar a como dé lugar en esta jornada para poder entrar en una racha positiva y levantar tanto en la Liga MX como en la Concacaf Liga de Campeones 2018, y logró su cometido la tarde de este sábado en su visita a los Lobos, ya que se impuso por la mínima diferencia en el Estadio Universitario de la BUAP en su compromiso de la fecha 11 del Torneo de Clausura 2018, lo cual será un impulso anímico muy importante para afrontar los 2 compromisos que le depara la siguiente semana.

El Rebaño Sagrado fue punzante al frente desde el inicio y esa vocación ofensiva encontró las redes al 5’, cuando Isaac Brizuela hizo una gran jugada personal por derecha, en la que se quitó a 3 rivales, ingresó al área y sirvió al centro para José Juan Macías, quien se acomodó la pelota con el pié derecho y de volea le pegó para vencer a Jorge Villalpando. Chivas continuó con su asedio y Brizuela le pegó desde la frontal con potencia al 17’, pero el obús salió desviado.

La escuadra local poco a poco se asentó en su campo y pudo dar un par de avisos. Primero, al 21’, Diego Jiménez se escapó por izquierda, entró al área e intentó conectar al otro lado con Gabriel Cortez, pero Michael Pérez apareció justo para cortar el servicio y Rodolfo Cota estuvo muy atento para atajar el desvío; luego, al 30’, Carlos Morales cobró directo un tiro libre lejano por derecha y casi sorprende a Cota, pero el esférico pegó en el travesaño.

En el complemento Chivas intentó hacer valer el hombre de más después de la expulsión de Pedro Aquino en el ocaso del primer lapso y sus embates fueron constantes. Macías tuvo un par de ocasiones al 50’ y al 58’, pero en la primera su intento se fue desviado y en la segunda el cancerbero ganó el mano a mano. Aunque las llegadas de Lobos fueron escasas, Amaury Escoto exigió a Cota al 69’ tras un remate en un servicio de Alfonso Sánchez por derecha.

El cuadro local dejó muchos espacios y eso facilitó el buen flujo de pelota de los tapatíos en busca de aumentar la cuenta. Las 3 de mayor peligro fueron obra de Gael Sandoval al 78’, ‘Edu’ López al 82’ y ‘Chuy’ Godínez al 88’, pero en las primeras 2 Villalpando intervino de buena forma y la otra pasó muy cerca del ángulo superior derecho. Ya en tiempo de compensación, Luis Advíncula avanzó por derecha y sirvió al área para que Jiménez rematara con la cabeza, pero fue directo a las manos del portero del Guadalajara.

Lobos BUAP 0-1 Guadalajara
(José Juan Macías al 5’)
Árbitro: Diego Montaño
Estadio Universitario BUAP

Alineaciones:

Lobos BUAP: 29 Jorge Villalpando; 2 César Cercado (AM al 42’) (16 Alfonso Sánchez al 56’), 3 Francisco Javier Rodríguez (AM al 72’), 4 Facundo Erpen, 17 Luis Advíncula (AM al 40’), 8 Jordan Sierra, 28 Carlos Morales, 18 Pedro Aquino (AM al 23’ y 38’, EXP al 38’), 10 Gabriel Cortez (7 Amaury Escoto al 67’), 9 Diego Jiménez, 14 Irven Ávila (27 Luis Olascoaga al 80’).
D.T. Rafael Puente

Guadalajara: 30 Rodolfo Cota; 24 Carlos Cisneros, 3 Carlos Salcido, 2 Oswaldo Alanís, 6 Edwin Hernández (AM al 37’) (89 Jesús Godínez al 46’), 25 Michael Pérez (287 Oscar Macías al 68’), 7 Orbelín Pineda, 11 Isaac Brizuela, 13 Gael Sandoval, 9 Alan Pulido (10 Eduardo López al 63’), 292 José Juan Macías.
D.T. Matías Almeyda

CORTESIA; CLUB CHIVAS

 

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Los rojinegros vencen por la mínima diferencia al Puebla y están a 1 encuentro de salvarse

Mar 12, 2018

OXÍGENO PURO

Los rojinegros vencen por la mínima diferencia al Puebla y están a 1 encuentro de salvarse.

Era la noche indicada, pues unos minutos antes de comenzar el encuentro correspondiente a la jornada 11 su rival directo por el descenso había sido derrotado en Morelia y era la oportunidad idónea para que los Zorros del Atlas sacaran 3 puntos en su estadio y con su gente que a pesar de todo no abandonan y así sucedió, con un dominio de principio a fin ante unos camoteros del Puebla que vieron interrumpida su racha de buenos resultados, pues llegaban a la perla tapatía con al menos 4 partidos sin perder.

El conjunto rojinegro inició a tambor batiente el encuentro con frecuentes llegadas de peligro al arco resguardado por Moisés Muñoz, sin embargo, no lograron concretar durante toda la primera mitad, siendo los costados los principales senderos de ataque de los dirigidos por Rubén Omar Romano, Mientras la visita cerraba filas y esperaba a los de casa prácticamente en la mitad de la cancha, para así irse al descanso con un empate sin goles.

Para la segunda parte los tapatíos salieron inspirados, concentrados y conectados entre si, y prueba de ello fue la anotación apenas al minuto 2 de dicha parte, cuando en un esférico aparentemente perdido logró ser rescatado en la línea final por el canterano Bryan Garnica, quien en un solo movimiento centró el esférico justo a la mitad del área chica, para que su compañero Milton Caraglio rematara con la cabeza el esférico y horadara las redes del arco camotero para hacer estallas las gargantas de los poco más de 18,000 aficionados que se dieron cita en el coloso de la Calzada independencia.

El encuentro fue más manejable para los de casa cuando al minuto 57 fuera expulsado el peruano Anderson Santamaría, después de entorpecer una jugada manifiesta de gol cuando un atacante de los rojinegros se dirigiera en mano a mano contra su cancerbero, para así dejar con 10 hombres a los del centro del país.

En los minutos finales la visita apretó el ataque en búsqueda del empate, con el ingreso de Christian Tabó quien les dio velocidad al frente, sin embargo el tiempo no les alcanzó y los de casa se quedaron con los 3 puntos, y aunque con ello no salieron del fondo de la tabla general, si obtuvieron 3 puntos que los dejan a una victoria de salvarse de la situación porcentual, oportunidad que tendrán justamente el próximo fin de semana cuando visiten en el puerto de Veracruz a unos tiburones desesperados y con pie y medio en la división de ascenso.

NOTA: MOISES GOMEZ

FOTOGRAFIA: JASON ADAME

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2018 NATIONAL SOCCER HALL OF FAME NOMINEES ANNOUNCED

Mar 12, 2018

2018 NATIONAL SOCCER HALL OF FAME NOMINEES ANNOUNCED

Voting for Player, Veteran Player and Builder Categories
Begins MONDAY, MARCH 12                

CHICAGO (March 12, 2018) – Ballots have been finalized for the National Soccer Hall of Fame Class of 2018 elections. Voting will begin Monday, March 12 and run through Monday, March 26 for the Player, Veteran Player and Builder categories. The results of the voting will be announced at a later date.

The weekend of Oct. 20-21 marks the grand opening of the National Soccer Hall of Fame at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas. Saturday, Oct. 20 will feature the 2018 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony followed by a performance by the Grammy Award-winning band, Imagine Dragons, presented by Budweiser. On Sunday, Oct. 21, FC Dallas will host Sporting Kansas City in the National Soccer Hall of Fame Game presented by Budweiser.

Players in their first year of eligibility include three-time MLS All-Star and MLS MVP finalist Juan Pablo Angel; two-time FIFA World Cup squad member, 2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup champion and former U.S. MNT captain Carlos Bocanegra; 2006 FIFA World Cup participant Bobby Convey; 2010 FIFA World Cup and 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup defender Jay DeMerit; three-time FIFA World Cup squad member Brad Friedel; 1998 FIFA World Cup champion and three-time MLS All-Star Thierry Henry; 2010 FIFA World Cup participant Stuart Holden; 2006 FIFA World Cup squad member and 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup champion Eddie Johnson; and 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup team member Lori Lindsey.

To be eligible for selection in the Player category, an individual must have been retired for at least three full calendar years, but for no more than 10 full calendar years AND meet one of the following criteria:

  • A player must have played at least 20 full international games for the United States. This 20-game requirement is reduced to 10 games if the games were prior to 1990.
  • A player must have played at least five seasons in an American first-division professional league and been a postseason league all-star at least once.
  • Played at least five seasons in the Major Indoor Soccer League between the end of the NASL in 1984 and the end of the MISL in 1992 and been selected as a first-team postseason all-star in at least one of those seasons.

The voting committee includes all past and present Men’s and Women’s full National Team coaches, all active MLS and NWSL head coaches with a minimum of four years of experience as a head coach at the highest professional level in the United States, MLS and NWSL management representatives, the MLS Commissioner and NWSL Executive Director, U.S. Soccer CEO/Secretary General, U.S. Soccer President, designated media members and all Hall of Famers.

Each voter can select up to 10 candidates per ballot. Any player appearing on at least 66.7 percent of ballots will earn election, while any player who does not appear on at least five percent of ballots will be removed from voting contention until they qualify for the Veteran ballot.

Of the 32 individuals on the Player ballot, 1998 MLS Cup champion, three-time Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup winner and Chicago Fire’s all-time leading goal scorer, Ante Razov is in his final year of eligibility.

2018 National Soccer Hall of Fame Player Ballot
Juan Pablo Angel*
David Beckham
Gregg Berhalter
Carlos Bocanegra*
Steve Cherundolo
Brian Ching
Bobby Convey*
Jeff Cunningham
Jay DeMerit*
Brad Friedel*
Kevin Hartman
Frankie Hejduk
Thierry Henry*
Stuart Holden*
Eddie Johnson*
Chris Klein
Eddie Lewis
Lori Lindsey*
Kate Sobrero Markgraf
Pablo Mastroeni
Clint Mathis
Tiffeny Milbrett
Heather Mitts
Jaime Moreno
Ben Olsen
Pat Onstad
Steve Ralston
Ante Razov**
Tony Sanneh
Taylor Twellman
Aly Wagner
Josh Wolff

*First year of eligibility
**Final year of eligibility; moves to Veteran ballot in 2019

In addition to voting for Player candidates, voting will also open for the Veteran and Builder candidates. Nine (9) veteran players are up for selection on the Veteran ballot, which has been narrowed down by a screening committee, and will be voted on by current Hall of Famers.

Voters can select up to five Veteran candidates, and the top vote-getter will be elected as long as he or she appears on a minimum of 50 percent of the ballots. If no individual appears on 50 percent of the ballots, then no Veteran will be elected to the 2018 Class. More than one candidate may be elected in the event of a tie.

To be eligible for election as a Veteran, an individual must be retired for more than 10 years, and have either: 1) Played in at least 20 international games for the U.S. This requirement is reduced to 10 games if the games were prior to 1990, or 2) Played at least five seasons in an American first-division professional league and selected as league All-Star at least once, or 3) Played at least five seasons in the MISL between the end of the NASL in 1984 and the end of the league in 1992, and been selected as a first-team postseason All-Star in at least one of those seasons.

2018 National Soccer Hall of Fame Veteran Ballot
Mike Burns
Kevin Crow
John Doyle
Marco Etcheverry
Linda Hamilton
Shep Messing
Cindy Parlow
Tiffany Roberts
Tisha Venturini-Hoch

The 2018 Builder ballot includes seven (7) individuals selected by a screening committee and follows the same voting procedures for election as the Veteran ballot, although the voting pool is expanded to also include select soccer administrators.

Builders must be at least 50 years of age and are eligible by making their mark in the soccer community in a non-playing capacity while having a major, sustained and positive impact on American Soccer at the national, federation or first-division level for at least 10 years. Referees must serve as a FIFA referee for at least seven years to be eligible (although a referee who has less than seven years as a FIFA international referee still can qualify for the list via 10 or more years as a United States first-division referee).

2018 National Soccer Hall of Fame Builder Ballot
Esse Baharmast
Dr. Robert Contiguglia
Joe Cummings
Tim Leiweke
Francisco Marcos
Kevin Payne
Steve Sampson

Complete information about the election and eligibility procedures is available online at ussoccer.com.

The election process is being administered by U.S. Soccer Federation staff under election and eligibility guidelines established by the Hall of Fame Board of Directors. In 2018, the National Soccer Hall of Fame will open its doors in a new facility in Frisco, Texas. A complete schedule of events for Induction Weekend is available at nationalsoccerhof.com. The National Soccer Hall of Fame closed its Oneonta, N.Y. facility in 2010.

Established in 1950, the National Soccer Hall of Fame is dedicated to the sport of soccer in America by celebrating its history, preserving its legacy, inspiring its youth and honoring its heroes for generations to come.

 

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Crónica Rayados vs Santos

Mar 12, 2018

Crónica Rayados vs Santos

Luego de abrir el marcador en los primeros minutos del partido, los Rayados caen ante Santos en Torreon.

El partido, como es costumbre para los albiazules, lo comenzaron con gran intensidad, tanto es que Rogelio Funes Mori abrió el marcador al minuto 2′ de juego luego de un disparo cruzado desviado por la defensa lagunera.

Un disparo de Julio Furch acababa en las manos de Carrizo en la primera llegada de los Guerreros. Al minuto 27′ caía el primer tanto de Santos luego de una desconcentración de la zaga del Monterrey.

Alfonso González disparaba de media distancia, pero el tiro raso pasa por un costado de la portería albiverde.

Santos anotaba el segundo al minuto 40′ de partido. Empezando el segundo tiempo, los dirigidos por Robert Dante Siboldi volvían a romper las redes Rayadas al 47′.

Stefan Medina y Dorlan Pabon probaban de media distancia, sin embargo no tenían éxito. Fue hasta el minuto 70′ que con un penal, Nicolás Sánchez anotaba el segundo para la Pandilla.

Nuevamente Pabon prueba de media distancia, pero sin éxito. Nicolás Sánchez es expulsado al minuto 90′

CORTESIA: CLUB MONTERREY

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LA Galaxy 1, New York City FC 2

Mar 12, 2018

LA Galaxy 1, New York City FC 2

LA Galaxy 1, New York City FC 2

Sunday, March 11, 2018 – 2:00 p.m. PT

2018 MLS Regular Season

Yankee Stadium – Bronx, New York 

 

Scoring Summary:

NYC – Anton Tinnerholm 22’

NYC – David Villa 33’

LA – Jonathan dos Santos 60’ (Assisted by Emmanuel Boateng, Sebastian Lletget)

 

Misconduct Summary:

LA – Jonathan dos Santos (caution) 11’

LA – Ashley Cole (caution) 76’

LA – Ashley Cole (ejection; second caution) 85’

 

Lineups:

LA Galaxy: David Bingham; Rolf Feltscher, Michael Ciani (Daniel Steres 45’), Jorgen Skjelvik, Ashley Cole ©; Jonathan dos Santos, Perry Kitchen; Sebastian Lletget (Dave Romney 77’), Giovani dos Santos (Servando Carrasco HT), Emmanuel Boateng; Ola Kamara.

 

Substitutions not used: Justin Vom Steeg, Emrah Klimenta, Baggio Husidic, Ariel Lassiter.

 

TOTAL SHOTS: 7; SHOTS ON GOAL: 3;  FOULS: 11; OFFSIDE: 4; CORNER KICKS: 5; SAVES: 2.

 

New York City FC: Sean Johnson, Anton Tinnerholm, Sebastian Ibeagha, Alexander Callens, Ben Sweat, Alexander Ring, Yangel Herrera, Jesús Medina (Ebenezer Ofori 68’), Maximiliano Morález, Rodney Wallace (Ronald Matarrita 89’), David Villa © (Ismael Tajour 87’)

 

Substitutions not used: Brad Stuver, Cédric Hountondji, Thomas McNamara, Kwame Awuah

 

TOTAL SHOTS: 12; SHOTS ON GOAL: 7; FOULS: 15; OFFSIDE: 2; CORNER KICKS: 6; SAVES: 5.

 

Referee: Ismail Elfath

Referee’s Assistants: Corey Parker and Kathryn Nesbitt

4th Official: Alex Chilowicz

VAR: Jorge Gonzalez

 

Attendance: 26,221

 

NOTES:

  • In their second match of the 2018 MLS Regular Season, the LA Galaxy faced New York City FC at Yankee Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
  • A second-half goal from midfielder Jonathan dos Santos wasn’t enough to complete a comeback as LA (1-1-0, 3 points) fell 2-1 to NYCFC (2-0-0, 6 points).
  • This season, the Galaxy are now 1-1-0 for six points, with three goals scored and three goals conceded.
  • Five newcomers made their second-ever MLS starts for the LA Galaxy: David Bingham, Rolf Feltscher, Jorgen Skjelvik, Perry Kitchen and Ola Kamara.
  • Midfielder Jonathan dos Santos notched his first goal of the season – the second in his MLS career – when he scored a second-half tally.
  • Midfielder Sebastian Lletget made his first MLS start in nearly a calendar year. His last MLS start came on March 18, 2017 when the Galaxy played a road contest against Real Salt Lake.
  • Sunday’s match marked the Galaxy’s 698th game all-time in Major League Soccer, cumulating a record of 316-235-147 in the regular season overall.
  • During that span, the Galaxy have now scored 631 goals and recorded 650 assists.
  • The Galaxy are now 114-155-80 during the MLS Regular Season in road contests, including 0-2-0 at Yankee Stadium.
  • LA have gone 17-11-7 during the month of March during their 23-year history.
  • LA Galaxy Head Coach Sigi Schmid has now gone 231-174-117 during his 19-year coaching career in Major League Soccer.
  • Defender Ashley Cole started and captained the side, marking his 56th start in Major League Soccer since joining the team two seasons ago.
  • The Galaxy were without Romain Alessandrini, Joao Pedro, Chris Pontius and Bradford Jamieson IV due to injury on Sunday afternoon.
  • Michael Ciani and Giovani dos Santos left Sunday’s match with injuries sustained during the contest.
  • In their next contest, the Galaxy will have a bye week in MLS play before a road contest against Vancouver Whitecaps FC on Saturday, March 24.
  • For a full LA Galaxy schedule from the 2018 season, visit www.lagalaxy.com/schedule.
  • For more information, visit www.lagalaxy.com.
  • CORTESIA: CLUB LA GALAXY
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MIKEY GARCIA BECOMES A FOUR-DIVISION WORLD CHAMPION WITH UNANIMOUS DECISION OVER SERGEY LIPINETS

Mar 12, 2018

MIKEY GARCIA BECOMES A FOUR-DIVISION WORLD CHAMPION WITH UNANIMOUS DECISION OVER SERGEY LIPINETS SATURDAY ON SHOWTIME® FROM FREEMAN COLISEUM IN SAN ANTONIO

Kiryl Relikh Dominates Rances Barthelemy To Capture WBA Super Lightweight World Championship In SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® Co-Feature

Catch The SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING Replay Monday, March 12 At

10 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME EXTREME

For Photos; Credit Amanda Westcott/SHOWTIME

SAN ANTONIO (March 11, 2018) – Mikey Garcia captured a world title in his fourth weight division, outpointing previously undefeated Sergey Lipinets to win the IBF Junior Welterweight World Championship Saturday on SHOWTIME from Freeman Coliseum in San Antonio.

With the victory, Garcia (38-0, 30 KOs) joined Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez as the only fighters in history to win titles at 126, 130, 135 and 140 pounds.

“It’s a great feeling. Winning this fourth title in a fourth division is an honor,” Garcia said.  “To get to be mentioned with Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez is a huge honor for me.  It just leaves a little chapter in boxing with my name, my brother, my dad.  I think people will remember the Garcia family for ages to come.”

Garcia, who was fighting for just the second time at 140 pounds, relied on a steady diet of combos to back up Lipinets, who was making the first defense of the IBF title he won last November on SHOWTIME.  Garcia floored Lipinets for the first time in his career, connecting on a counter left hook midway through the seventh in a rousing moment that sent the pro-Garcia crowd at Freeman Coliseum to their feet.

Garcia, who won by scores of 116-111 and 117-110 twice, connected on 46 percent of his power shots compared to 36 percent for the defending champion.

“He came in exactly as I expected – a very tough, very hungry and strong fighter,” Garcia said.  “We worked with angles behind the jab.  He’s very dangerous, but we had a great game plan and we were able to prevail.

“I know I carry the power, but I was fighting a bigger man and he could take a punch.  I didn’t want to get caught and I had to be patient.”

After the fight, Garcia, who still holds the WBC title at lightweight, reiterated his mantra that he’s seeking the biggest fights available, regardless of weight division.

“What I love is I have all the options,” Garcia said.  “I could go down to 135 to unify titles, which is what I really want to do.  And in a couple of fights you’re going to see me at 147.

Despite being the defending champion, Lipinets (13-1, 10 KOs) was fighting in just his 14th professional fight.  The Russian, who was born in Kazakhstan, delivered a valiant effort against one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world.

“It was probably experience that took over at some point,” Lipinets said.  “Mikey is a great fighter, he can obviously crack.  It was just experience that I was lacking.

“I want to go back in the gym and work on the problems I showed in the ring.  There are a couple of holes I need to close.  I’ll be back.  It’s a learning experience.”

In a rematch of one of 2017’s best and most controversial fights, Kiryl Relikh handed former two-division world champion Rances Barthelemy the first loss of his career with a wide unanimous decision victory to capture the vacant WBA Super Lightweight World Championship.

Relikh (22-2, 19 KOs) was the more active fighter and controlled the co-main event of the SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING telecast from the opening bell, throwing 1,237 total punches compared to just 494 for Barthelemy.  Relikh, who many thought won their first matchup, consistently worked off his jab, connecting on 103 punches per round while Barthelemy landed an average of just 41.

While Barthelemy (26-1, 13 KOs) won a disputed and wide decision in their first bout there was no controversy in the judges’ scorecards in the rematch, which was scored 117-110 and 118-109 twice.

Relikh became just the third fighter from Belarus to win a world title while Barthelemy came up short in his bid to become the first Cuban to win a world title in three weight divisions.

“Last time I was not ready,” Relikh said.  “I didn’t have proper preparation in the first fight but this time, with my new trainers, I was ready.  I’m very happy. I’ve waited for this dream for 20 years.  I’ve worked hard for this dream and now it’s mine.

“Coming in we were looking to box all the way.  My jab has developed so much since the last fight.  They probably thought that I would run out of gas like last time, but I trained like a champion this time.  Everything was geared toward becoming champion and that’s what we did tonight.”

Barthelemy, who picked up the pace a bit in the final three rounds, didn’t dispute the decision.

“My heart is broken because I came in to this fight trying to get that third world title,” Barthelemy said.  “I have to admit defeat and say that Relikh deserved to win that fight, but I will be back.

“At this point I have to look forward and put it behind me.”

 

The featured attraction of the SHOWTIME BOXING on SHO EXTREME telecast saw San Antonio’s own Mario Barrios (21-0, 13 KOs) deliver a sensational second round knockout of Eudy Bernardo (23-3, 17 KOs) in front of his hometown fans.

“I definitely made a statement tonight,” said Barrios. “I showed the 140-pound division that I’m here and ready for any of them.”

Barrios was dominant from the start and struck early in the second with a vicious straight right that put Bernardo down. Although Bernardo got to his feet and beat the count, referee Jon Schorle had seen enough and waved off the bout 45 seconds into the second round of the super lightweight affair.

“I wasn’t going in there looking for the knockout, but I caught him early,” said Barrios. “I’ve been on a good run and I’m ready to continue that streak. We’re moving up the ranks fight by fight. I’m looking to get a title eliminator by the end of the year and hopefully a title shot early next year.”

In the opening bout of the SHO EXTREME telecast, Richard Commey (26-2, 23 KOs) scored a sixth-round TKO of Alejandro Luna (22-1, 15 KOs) in their IBF Lightweight World Title Eliminator.

“Despite the win, my performance wasn’t up to the level that I hoped it would be,” said Commey. “He was exactly what I expected and if I had connected on more of my punches in the beginning I think the fight would have been over earlier. I was really trying to work on what we had been focusing on in camp but I just wasn’t performing well at the start of the fight.”

The fight was defined by exciting exchanges throughout, with Commey, fighting on his 31st birthday, getting the better early and connecting with power punches that caused Luna’s jaw to swell. Commey’s power broke through in round six when a powerful combination punctuated by a left uppercut sent Luna to the canvas for the first time in his career.

“I’m very disappointed,” said Luna. “All the credit to Commey, but I expect more of myself and I’m going to get back in the gym and come back much stronger and better.”

Luna rose to his feet but was quickly pounced on by Commey, who landed 62 percent of his power punches in the round, and was sent to the mat again. This forced referee David Fields to call a halt to the bout at 1:54 of round six. Commey now becomes the mandatory challenger for IBF Lightweight World Champion Robert Easter, who Commey lost a split decision to in September 2016.

“It is the greatest feeling to get the win on my 31st birthday,” said Commey. “I am looking forward to fighting for the 135-pound world title and becoming champion.”

The SHO EXTREME swing bout featured unbeaten prospect Brandon Figueroa (15-0, 10 KOs) scoring a seventh round knockout of Mexico’s Giovanni Delgado (16-6, 9 KOs) in their super bantamweight clash.

Figueroa, the brother of former champion Omar, continued to show the aggressive style that has defined his early career as he threw an astonishing 178 punches in the third round. That number was good for the second most ever thrown in a single round by a fighter in a super bantamweight bout, according to CompuBox.

The 21-year-old Figueroa continued to put the pressure on, battering Delgado until referee Gregorio Alvarez halted the fight at 1:55 of the seventh round.

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Toluca se impuso a los Pumas por 1-0

Mar 12, 2018

Toluca se impuso a los Pumas por 1-0

 

Los Pumas de la UNAM cayeron 1-0 ante Toluca, en juego correspondiente a la Jornada 11 del torneo Clausura 2018 de la Liga Bancomer MX, llevado a cabo en el Estadio Olímpico Universitario.

 

El único gol del encuentro se produjo a los 85 minutos, cuando un disparo de Alexis Canelo fue desviado por Marcelo Díaz y terminó entrando a la portería defendida por Alfredo Saldívar.

 

Alineaciones:

Pumas: 1-Alfredo Saldívar; 310-Alan Mozo, 3-Alejandro Arribas, 4-Luis Quintana, 5-Alan Mendoza; 23-Marcelo Díaz, 7-David Cabrera (10-Abraham González 85’), 22-Alan Acosta (8-Pablo Barrera 56’), 17-Jesús Gallardo; 11-Matías Alustiza (33-Mauro Formica 72’), 30-Nicolás Castillo. D.T. David Patiño.

 

Toluca: 1-Alfredo Talavera; 29-Rodrigo Salinas, 3-Santiago García, 5-Osvaldo González, 26-Cristian Borja; 15-Antonio Ríos, 17-Leonel López (35-Juan Delgadillo 78’), 23-Luis Quiñones (9-Ernesto Vega 73’), 14-Rubens Sambueza; 24-Pablo Barrientos, 20-Fernando Uribe (25-Alexis Canelo 82’). D.T. Hernán Cristante.

 

Árbitro central: Marco Antonio Ortiz Nava. Árbitros asistentes: José Luis Camargo y Enrique Isaac Bustos. Cuarto árbitro: Érick Yaír Miranda. Amonestaciones: Pumas – Alejandro Arribas (44’). Toluca – Pablo Barrientos (58’) y Luis Quiñones (88’).

CORTESIA: CLUB PUMAS

 

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Valdez vs. Quigg – Fight Night Media Central

Mar 12, 2018

Valdez vs. Quigg – Fight Night Media Central

Valdez will defend his WBO Featherweight title against Scott Quigg
TONIGHT, at the StubHub Center in Carson, California
Live on ESPN, ESPN Deportes, and the ESPN App

Boxing Media:
Please be advised that all information from tonight’s Oscar Valdez vs. Scott Quigg world championship event — results, quotes, scorecards, and photos — will be available on the Top Rank website at the following link: http://www.toprank.com/all-events/valdezquigg/
The Valdez vs. Quigg world championship event will be televised live and exclusively at 10:30 p.m. EST on ESPN and ESPN Deportes and stream live on the ESPN App. The undercard will be shown in its entirety, beginning at 7:35 EST on the ESPN App.
Use the hashtags  #ValdezQuigg and #DeLeonVences to join the conversation on Twitter.

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