Apr 8, 2018


Jornada 14 del torneo Clausura 2018, este día la fiera recibió en casa a los monarcas, en un duelo que debía jugarse con intensidad por parte de ambos equipos que tenía en su mira la liguilla.

La primera del partido estuvo en los botines de Luis Montes, quien con un zurdazo inquietó la cabaña de Sebastián Sosa que rechazó a un costado el balón.

En el minuto 8, tras asistencia de Ángel Sepúlveda, Raúl Ruidíaz marcó un golazo desde fuera del área, provocando con esto la explosión de la afición michoacana que se dio cita en el Estadio León.

Los verdes intentaron hacerse del balón, sin embargo, sus esfuerzos fueron infructuosos, ya que no lograron concretar ninguna importante para su causa.

En el minuto 38, se marcó la pena máxima por falta de Mosquera dentro del área; penal que fue capitalizado nuevamente por el peruano Ruidíaz, quien, con potente disparo a un costado, puso el dos a cero.

Para el segundo tiempo, la fiera salió con el objetivo de componer el partido, sin embargo, en el minuto 71, nuevamente Raúl Ruidíaz se hizo notar con el tercer tanto del partido, convirtiéndose en el verdugo de la noche para los felinos.

El partido parecía definido en favor de los purépechas, sin embargo, tras un balón parado, Mauro Boselli con un cabezazo metió el primero al minuto 86 en favor de los del bajío, mientras que Claudio González hizo lo propio en tiempo de reposición (minuto 95) también con un cabezazo.

De esta manera, Monarcas se ubica en la sexta posición de la tabla general, y se preparará para recibir al Toluca, mientras que León descendió al decimo sexto lugar del torneo y el próximo domingo visita al Veracruz.

Reportera: Rocío Robledo

Camarógrafo: Édgar Gutiérrez.

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Apr 8, 2018


Lloyd Becomes Sixth U.S. WNT Player to Score 100 Goals;
Megan Rapinoe Scores and Adds Four Assists;
Three Players Earn First Caps;
Up Next for USA Are Two Friendlies vs. China PR on June 7 & June 12

HOUSTON (April 8, 2018) – The U.S. Women’s National Team defeated Mexico 6-2 in front of 15,349 fans at BBVA Compass Stadium in a match which included six first half goals, two from Alex Morgan and single strikes from Mallory Pugh, Lindsey Horan, Carli Lloyd and Megan Rapinoe. For Lloyd, the goal was the 100th of her international career as she joins an elite club of six players to have scored 100 or more times for the U.S. WNT.

Pugh scored her fifth goal of 2018 while Morgan scored her fourth and fifth and the duo of forwards are tied for the lead in WNT goals so far this year.

Like in the first game of this two-game series against Mexico, the USA got off to a quick start with Lloyd blasting a loose ball at the net from close range less than a minute into the contest, but Mexico goalkeeper Cecilia Santiago made a brilliant reaction save.

It didn’t take long for the USA to get on the board as two minutes later Pugh ran onto an excellent pass from Rapinoe and rounded Santiago before rolling the ball into the open net.

Mexico climbed back into the game with two scores off Monica Ocampo corner kicks – one of them a Goal Olimpico that flew directly into the net – to take the lead.

The U.S. had an immediate response with Lindsey Horan equalizing in the 25th minute off a powerful header from a corner kick, setting the stage for Lloyd’s 100th career goal as she headed home from close range to put the USA ahead. Just before the break, Morgan scored off a sliding shot inside the six-yard box from a fantastic low service from Rapinoe to send the United States into half with a 4-2 advantage.

In the second frame, the USA continued its attacking prowess, adding two more tallies with goals from Rapinoe – who had four assists while setting up the only goal that she did not score or assist on – and Morgan, who scored a brace for the second consecutive game after doing so three days ago in Jacksonville.

The U.S. WNT players will now return to their NWSL clubs to resume the sixth season of the league. The USA will regroup in the summer for a pair of friendlies against China PR on June 7 (9 p.m. ET, FS1) in Sandy, Utah and June 12 (7 p.m. ET, ESPN2) in Cleveland, Ohio.

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Goal Scoring Rundown:
USA – Mallory Pugh (Megan Rapinoe), 3rd minute: Rapinoe sent a perfectly-timed through ball to Pugh, who outran her defenders behind the Mexico defense. Mexico goalkeeper Cecilia Santiago came out of her goal to challenge, but Pugh easily evaded her, dribbling to the left before rolling her shot into the open net for the first goal of the game. USA 1, MEX 0. WATCH.

MEX – Monica Ocampo, 17th minute: Ocampo’s left-footed corner kick from the right side flew through the goal mouth traffic and stuck into the corner at the opposite post. It was her 17th international goal and a classic Goal OlimpicoUSA 1, MEX 1. WATCH.

MEX – Kiana Palacios (Monica Ocampo), 24th minute: Ocampo’s corner kick from the right side once again proved to be dangerous with her cross making its way to Palacios at the far post and she pounded home a header from almost on the goal line to give Mexico the lead. USA 1, MEX 2. WATCH.

USA – Lindsey Horan (Megan Rapinoe), 25th minute: Rapinoe served a corner kick from the right side into the middle of the penalty box and Horan outjumped the pack to head the ball over Santiago and just under the cross bar to tie the game with her fifth career score. USA 2, MEX 2. WATCH.

USA – Carli Lloyd (Alex Morgan), 34th minute: Rapinoe worked her way free of a few defenders on the left flank and then crossed the ball. It flew through the goal mouth to the right side of the penalty area and was run down by Lindsey Horan, who lifted a cross back into the middle. The ball hit off the hands of Santiago, but Morgan got a piece of the ball on the volley and went it straight up in the air. The ball came down almost on the goal line before Lloyd headed it home off the bounce for her 100th career score. USA 3, MEX 2. WATCH.

USA – Alex Morgan (Megan Rapinoe), 44th minute: The USA took a two-goal lead courtesy of Rapinoe as she ran onto a headed clearance from Becky Sauerbrunn that skipped through down the left wing. Rapinoe raced in on goal and unselfishly sent a cross on the ground into the middle for the sliding Morgan, who knocked the ball into the net for her 84th international goal. USA 4, MEX 2. WATCH.

USA – Megan Rapinoe, 64th minute: Campbell’s long kick landed at Rapinoe’s feet and she sent a pass to Morgan running at net. Santiago did a good job coming out to the top of the box to sweep away the ball, but it rolled back to Rapinoe’s who then sent a long chip over Santiago and into the back of the net. USA 5, MEX 2. WATCH.

USA – Alex Morgan (Megan Rapinoe), 68th minute: The USA got its sixth off a corner kick from the left side as Rapinoe picked up her fourth assist of the game. Rapinoe bent in a low, but driven cross that skipped through traffic to the far post where Morgan bundled the ball into the net with her hip for her 85th career goal. USA 6, MEX 2. WATCH. FINAL.

Additional Notes:

  • Carli Lloyd scored her 100th international goal today in her 252nd cap, becoming the sixth WNT player in history to achieve the feat. She’s the first player to do so since 2009 when Abby Wambach joined the century club. Lloyd is in sixth place on the all-time caps list and is three away from tying Abby Wambach for fifth.
  • Lloyd scored 36 international goals between the time she debuted six days before her 23rd birthday, and her 30th birthday. Since turning 30, she has scored 64 goals in 117 games in just under six years. The 117 games after the age of 30 rank her seventh all-time in U.S. history that category. Christie Pearce is far and away the leader with 175.
  • Megan Rapinoe had an incredible game, scoring one goal and notching four assists in what was her 135th international appearance. She has 36 career goals and sits in 12th place on the all-time scoring list. This was the first game in her career in which she had four assists in one game. The U.S. Soccer record is five.
  • Rapinoe joins Carli Lloyd as the only players during the last two years with a goal and 3+ assists in a match. Rapinoe now has 49 career assists, which ties her with Lloyd for ninth all-time.
  • Alex Morgan scored a brace for the second consecutive game to up her career total to 85 international goals. She has scored five goals in 2018, a team-leading mark she shares with Mallory Pugh. It was her 140th cap today, and at age 28 she sits in sole possession of seventh place on the USA’s all-time goal scoring list. She’s scored 12 goals in her last 13 WNT matches.
  • The brace was Morgan’s 19th of her career and her 22nd multi-goal game.
  • Mallory Pugh scored her fifth goal of 2018 (tied with Morgan) in her 35th cap. She also made her 27th career start and is second all-time in starts before the age of 20 behind only Tiffany Roberts (41). Pugh now has 11 career goals and is tied in third with Christie Welsh for goals before the age of 20 behind Cindy Parlow-15 and Mia Hamm-14. This was Pugh’s final WNT game as a teenager. She will turn 20 on April 29.
  • Lindsey Horan scored her fifth career goal today in her 49th cap. It was her first of 2018.
  • Jane Campbell made her first career start today in earning her third cap. She previously had played the second 45 minutes of two games, first on April 6, 2017 against Russia, and again on Oct. 22, 2017 against Korea Republic. Her first cap last April also took place at BBVA Compass Stadium, where she plays for the Houston Dash. Campbell is the first new GK to start for the WNT since Alyssa Naeher on Dec. 18, 2014. She was replaced by Ashlyn Harris in 67th minute.
  • Today was the first time the USA has had five different goal scorers in a match since Oct. 22, 2017 vs. Korea Republic in Cary, N.C.
  • Sofia Huerta, who came on for Emily Sonnett in the 74th minute, became the first WNT player to play for Mexico against the USA, and for the USA against Mexico. Her change of associations was approved on Sept. 14, 2017.
  • Mexico goalkeeper Cecilia Santiago made eight saves, several of the spectacular fashion, to keep the score down.
  • Three young players earned first caps today: Hailie Mace (21), Haley Hanson (22) and Tegan McGrady (20). The last time the USA had more than two first caps in one game was Oct. 19, 2016 vs. Switzerland.

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

Match: U.S. Women’s National Team vs. Mexico
Date: April 8, 2018
Competition: International Friendly
Venue: BBVA Compass Stadium; Houston, Texas
Kickoff: 12:30 p.m. CT
Attendance: 15,349
Weather: 53 degrees; Cloudy

Scoring Summary:    1          2          F
USA                             4          2          6                      
MEX                             2          0          2

USA – Mallory Pugh (Megan Rapinoe)                         3rd minute
MEX – Mónica Ocampo                                                 17
MEX – Kiana Palacios (Mónica Ocampo)                        24
USA – Lindsey Horan (Megan Rapinoe)                          25
USA – Carli Lloyd (Alex Morgan)                                    34
USA – Alex Morgan (Megan Rapinoe)                            44
USA – Megan Rapinoe                                                  64
USA – Alex Morgan (Megan Rapinoe)                            68

USA: 18-Jane Campbell (24-Ashlyn Harris, 67); 16-Emily Sonnett (14-Sofia Huerta, 75), 4-Becky Sauerbrunn, 17-Tierna Davidson (25-Hailie Mace, 59), 19-Crystal Dunn; 6-Morgan Brian (20-Allie Long, 29), 9-Lindsey Horan (26-Haley Hanson, 40), 10-Carli Lloyd (capt.); 11-Mallory Pugh (27-Tegan McGrady, 58), 13-Alex Morgan, 15-Megan Rapinoe
Substitutes: 21-Savannah McCaskill
Head coach: Jill Ellis

MEX: 12-Cecilia Santiago; 2-Kenti Robles, 3-Bianca Sierra, 22-Greta Espinoza (5-Mónica Flores, 50), 23-Christina Murillo (13-Annia Mejía, 46); 6-Karla Nieto, 7-Cristina Ferral (4-Vanessa Flores, 79), 10-Stephany Mayor, 11-Mónica Ocampo (capt.) (17-María Sánchez, 60); 8-Ariana Calderón (9-Anisa Guajardo, 70), 18-Kiana Palacios (21-Renae Cuéllar, 74)
Substitutes: 1-Bianca Henninger, 14-Jocelyn Orejel, 16-Marcela Valera
Head coach: Roberto Medina

Stats Summary: USA / MEX
Shots: 18 / 6
Shots on Goal: 14 / 2
Saves: 0 / 8
Corner Kicks: 9 / 6
Fouls: 4 / 10
Offside: 1 / 2

Misconduct Summary:

Referee: Karen Abt (USA)
Assistant Referee 1: Felisha Mariscal (USA)
Assistant Referee 2: Deleana Quan (USA)
4th Official: Christina Unkel (USA)

Budweiser Woman of the Match: Megan Rapinoe

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Las Rondas Finales del Campeonato Femenino de Concacaf 2018 se Jugarán en Frisco, Texas y la Fase de Grupos en Cary, Carolina del Norte y Edinburg, Texas

Apr 8, 2018
Las Rondas Finales del Campeonato Femenino de Concacaf 2018 se Jugarán en Frisco, Texas y la Fase de Grupos en Cary, Carolina del Norte y Edinburg, Texas
Estados Unidos encabezará el Grupo A en el Estadio Sahlen’s del WakeMed Soccer Park, Canadá y el Grupo B jugarán en el H-E-B Park; las semifinales, el partido per el tercer lugar y la gran final se disputarán en el Toyota Stadium

Miami (domingo, 8 de abril de 2018) – La Confederación de Norte, Centroamérica y el Caribe de Fútbol Asociación (Concacaf) y la Federación de Fútbol de Estados Unidos (USSF) anunciaron hoy que el Campeonato Femenino de Concacaf 2018, el cual clasificará a tres equipos para la Copa Mundial Femenina de la FIFA Francia 2019 y un cuarto equipo a un repechaje de dos partidos ante el tercer lugar de Sudamérica, se jugará en tres ciudades: Cary, Carolina del Norte, Edinburg, Texas, y Frisco, Texas.

Concacaf anunció el 23 de marzo que el torneo se jugaría en los Estados Unidos y se llevaría a cabo del 4 al 17 de octubre. La competencia contará con ocho países divididos en dos grupos de cuatro. Después de la fase de grupos, los primeros y segundos lugares de cada grupo pasarán a las semifinales.

Los equipos norteamericanos – Estados Unidos, Canadá y México – se clasificaron de forma directa para el torneo. Como anfitrión, Estados Unidos formará parte del Grupo A, mientras que Canadá será el equipo sembrado en el Grupo B. Los otros cinco equipos participantes se calificarán a través de la Clasificatoria Centroamericana Femenina de Concacaf 2018 y la Clasificatoria Caribeña Femenina de Concacaf 2018.

Las tres doble jornadas del Grupo A, que tendrán lugar los días 4, 7 y 10 de octubre, se jugarán en el Sahlen’s Stadium del WakeMed Soccer Park en Cary – con una capacidad de 10,000 aficionados. Las tres doble jornadas del Grupo B, que se jugarán los días 5, 8 y 11 de octubre, tendrán lugar en H-E-B Park de Edinburg, Texas. El estadio para 9,700 aficionados y casa del Rio Grande Valley FC Toros de la USL, es uno de los principales estadios en la liga.

Los primeros y segundos lugares de cada grupo se enfrentarán en las semifinales el 14 de octubre, en el Toyota Stadium de Frisco, Texas. El partido por el tercer lugar y la gran final también serán en el Toyota Stadium, el 17 de octubre.

La Clasificatoria Caribeña Femenina de Concacaf 2018, que comenzará el 5 de mayo, se disputará en dos etapas entre las 23 Asociaciones Miembro participantes. Las asociaciones miembro participantes son (en orden alfabético): Anguila, Antigua & Barbuda, Aruba, Barbados, Bermudas, Cuba, Curazao, Dominica, Granada, Guadalupe, Guyana, Haití, Islas Turcas & Caicos, Islas Vírgenes de los Estados Unidos, Jamaica, Martinica, Puerto Rico, República Dominicana, San Cristóbal & Nieves, San Vicente y las Granadinas, Santa Lucía, Surinam y Trinidad & Tobago.

La ronda final de la clasificatoria del Caribe se disputará del 18 al 26 de agosto, entre los ganadores de la primera ronda. Los tres primeros clasificados de la ronda final calificarán para el Campeonato Femenino de Concacaf 2018.

En Centroamérica, el torneo clasificatorio se disputará en Nicaragua del 6 al 10 de julio, con la participación del anfitrión, además de Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras y Panamá. Después de la fase de grupos, los dos mejores equipos avanzarán al Campeonato Femenino de Concacaf 2018.

FOX Sports presentará la cobertura del Campeonato Femenino de CONCACAF 2018 a través de la familia de redes de FOX Sports en los Estados Unidos. Los partidos también estarán disponibles en español en los canales de la familia de Univisión. Los socios regionales también transmitirán el campeonato.

El Campeonato Femenino Concacaf será el momento culminante de un año de fútbol femenino en Concacaf, que incluye el Campeonato Sub-15 de Niñas, el Campeonato Femenino Sub-17 en Nicaragua, y el Campeonato Femenino Sub-20, disputado en enero en Trinidad y Tobago. Estos campeonatos juntas proporcionarán acceso al fútbol internacional a más de 75 equipos femeninos, de 30 Asociaciones Miembro de Concacaf, con un total de más de 1500 mujeres y niñas participando.

Campeonato femenino de Concacaf 2018
Fecha: 4 al 17 de octubre de 2018
Sede: Estados Unidos
Equipos: 8
Norteamérica (3)
Caribe (3)
Centroamérica (2)

Número de equipos que clasificarán a la Copa del Mundo: 3 (Campeón, finalista y tercer lugar). El cuarto lugar disputará en un repechaje de ida y vuelta intercontinental, con el tercer lugar de la Copa América Femenina CONMEBOL 2018. El ganador del desempate clasificará para la Copa del Mundo.

Formato de la competencia: Los ocho equipos participantes serán sorteados en dos grupos de cuatro para la fase de grupos. Después de la fase de grupos, los ganadores de los dos grupos, junto con los dos segundos lugares avanzarán a las semifinales. Los ganadores de la semifinal se clasificarán automáticamente a la final del campeonato y la Copa Mundial Femenina de la FIFA. Los perdedores de las semifinales disputarán el partido del tercer y el último boleto directo disponible para la Copa del Mundo.

Información sobre los boletos para el Campeonato Femenina de Concacaf 2018
La información sobre los boletos para el Campeonato Femenino de Concacaf 2018 estará disponible a través de US Soccer una vez que esté finalizado.

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Apr 8, 2018

Boxing Media,

On tonight’s SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING telecast from Las Vegas, Floyd Mayweather spoke with ringside reporter Jim Gray and discussed his intent to fight in the Octagon, Conor McGregor’s recent incident and more.  See below for select quotes.




“Retirement has been great but as you know and everyone knows, I go in retirement and I come back.  It is possible I do come back, but if I do come back, it has to be in the Octagon.

“I spoke with my team, I spoke with Al Haymon.  Al Haymon says no.  I spoke with SHOWTIME, I spoke with CBS.  If I do come back, SHOWTIME and CBS has to be involved.

On McGregor’s incident at Barclays Center in New York:

“I feel that when you have reached such high status you have to carry yourself in a classy way.  Outside the ring you have to carry yourself as a gentleman.”

On what weight he’d fight:

“When I do go to the Octagon I look forward to going to 145 (pounds).”

Do you want to do it (come back)? 

“Absolutely. If the money is right.”

On the money:

“You got to talk to SHOWTIME, CBS.  The money is going to be crazy.  I can do whatever I want to do.  I’m Floyd Mayweather.”

On if he would box again:

“I would not box again.”

On Mayweather Promotions fighter Gervonta Davis, who fights April 21 on SHOWTIME:

“I already spoke to Top Rank.  If Gervonta Davis wins on April 21 he’s going to fight (Vasyl) Lomachenko.  We’re going to make that fight.”

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Apr 8, 2018


Las Vegas – UFC® today announced that pioneering television producer Bruce Connal has been named to the UFC Hall of Fame class for 2018 as a Contributor. With his selection, Connal becomes the fifth inductee of the UFC Hall of Fame’s ‘Contributor Wing’ and third welcomed posthumously. The 2018 UFC Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place on Thursday, July 5 in Las Vegas. The event will be streamed live and exclusively on UFC FIGHT PASS®.

“Bruce was a close friend to all of us here at UFC and he was also one of the most talented television producers I’ve ever seen,” UFC President Dana White said. “Bruce did an amazing job producing the most successful events in UFC history and he will be sorely missed. I’m thrilled that his family is here with us tonight at UFC 223, and we’re looking forward to having them join us in Las Vegas to celebrate Bruce’s life and career when we induct him into the UFC Hall of Fame class of 2018.”

A native of Nyack, New York, Bruce was raised in Old Greenwich, Connecticut and attending Ithaca (NY) College. Following his graduation in 1979, Bruce briefly worked at NBC Sports before joining ESPN as one of the network’s first associate producers. During his tenure at ESPN, Connal led a team of producers who played a critical role in launching numerous shows that covered a wide range of sports that included the College World Series, Sunday Night Baseball and the NHL, to name a few.

After an impressive run with ESPN, Bruce played a pivotal role with the television production company, Concom, which began directing UFC Pay-Per-View events at UFC® 17: REDEMPTION, which took place on Friday, May 15, 1998 at the Mobile Civic Center in Mobile, Alabama.  Over the next 19 years (1998 – 2018), Bruce led the production of more than 300 UFC televised events, including the largest and most successful in UFC history.

“Bruce was an amazing friend, husband, father and member of the Zuffa family whose presence will be greatly missed,” UFC Executive Vice President of Operations and Production Craig Borsari said. “Bruce’s influence on our live event production over the past two decades has played a vital role in shaping how millions of fans watch UFC events. We’re honored to induct him into the UFC Hall of Fame as a member of the class of 2018.”

Connal is survived by his mother, Mathilde, wife Karen and children, Tyler, Carly and Trevor. Bruce was 61 years old.

The remaining inductees of the UFC Hall of Fame class of 2018 will be announced in the coming weeks leading to the 7th Annual UFC International Fight Week™, which takes place from Tuesday, July 3 through Saturday, July 7 in Las Vegas.

To view the UFC Hall of Fame fight library, please visit UFCHOF. To see a complete list of UFC athletes and fights currently enshrined in the UFC Hall of Fame, as well as details regarding the UFC Hall of Fame format, please visit UFCHOFFAQ. For additional information, please visit and follow UFC Fight Week on Twitter @UFCFightWeek.

UFC FIGHT PASS is available on personal computers, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Amazon Fire TV and Amazon devices, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Android and Android devices, Chromecast, Samsung Smart TV, LG Smart TV and Roku devices.

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Apr 8, 2018


Un nuevo triunfo en Casa da esperanzas de Liguilla para los Rayados, con el tercer triunfo al hilo llegamos a 24 puntos y estamos prácticamente amarrando la clasificación en el Clausura 2018.

Desde los primeros minutos del partido buscamos el arco rival, Avilés Hurtado y Dorlan Pabon probaron de media distancia, pero Saldívar estuvo atento a ambos disparos.

Un nuevo triunfo en Casa da esperanzas de Liguilla para los Rayados, con el tercer triunfo al hilo llegamos a 24 puntos y estamos prácticamente amarrando la clasificación en el Clausura 2018.

Desde los primeros minutos del partido buscamos el arco rival, Avilés Hurtado y Dorlan Pabon probaron de media distancia, pero Saldívar estuvo atento a ambos disparos.

Luego de un tiro de esquina, Stefan Medina logra hacer un remate de media distancia, sin embargo el disparo no lleva peligro y se va por un costado.

Después de una falta sobre Alfonso González, se marca un tiro libre, Lucas Albertengo remata el balón, Saldívar rechaza pero el balón le queda a José María Basanta que de cabeza lo empuja para poner a Rayados arriba en el marcador al 43′.

Para la segunda mitad, no bajamos los brazos, Dorlan Pabon y Lucas Albertengo intentan disparos de media distancia pero el balón no encuentra dirección de portería.

Un par de remates de César Montes en tiros de esquina metieron peligro en el arco de Pumas, sin embargo, Saldívar estaba atento a las accionees y evita el tercero albiazul

Carlos Sánchez disparó de media distancia y minutos después Lucas Albertengo intentó un remate cruzado, pero el balón llegó a las redes rivales.

Con este triunfo, no acercamos cada vez más a zona de Liguilla.


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Apr 8, 2018


(ABOVE: Marlen Esparza stopped Laetizia Campana via third-round technical knockout on the April 6 edition of LA FIGHT Club in Los Angeles, Calif.)
LOS ANGELES (April 6, 2018): Marlen Esparza (5-0, 1 KO), the 2012 Olympic Bronze Medalist of Houston, Texas, scored an exciting third-round TKO victory against Laetizia Campana (2-5) of Philadelphia, Pa. in the exciting main event of the April 6 edition of LA FIGHT CLUB at the Belasco Theater in Los Angeles, Calif. and televised nationally on EstrellaTV’s Boxeo Estelar. After landing several unanswered right hands, Esparza stopped Campana at :11 of the third round of a scheduled eight-round super flyweight fight.
“We worked on being more aggressive and on landing the right hand,” said Marlen Esparza. “People aren’t used to seeing that side of me, so I showed it to make a statement. Who do I want next? Seniesa Estrada. Did you not see me point at her after I won?”
VIP guests for tonight’s event included Seniesa Estrada, Azat Hovhannisyan, Alexis Rocha, Charles Huerta, Oscar Negrete, Carlos Morales, Maricela Cornejo, Niko Valdes, Aaron McKenna, Javier Molina, Jessie Roman, Metta World Peace and Louis Lombardi.
In the co-main event, Hector “El Finito” Tanajara, Jr. (13-0, 5 KOs) of San Antonio, Texas scored a dominant unanimous decision victory against Hector Ambriz (12-5-1, 6 KOs) of Ensenada, Mexico across eight rounds of super featherweight action. Tanajara, Jr. won with three scores of 80-72.
“I feel good. I almost had him out, but this guy [Ambriz] can take a punch. I hope to be back as early as June or July. I’m ready for a regional title as soon as Golden Boy Promotions says we’re ready for it.”
Jose Vargas (4-0, 3 KOs) of Pasadena, Calif scored a first-round knockout victory against Jorge Careaga (1-2) of Agua Prieta, Mexico in a scheduled four-round featherweight battle. After a quick feel-out process, Vargas dropped Careaga with a hard right hand that ended matters at :52 of the very first round.
“After all this hard work, I feel great,” said Jose Vargas. “I get in a lot of good work with my teammates Joet Gonzalez and Jousce Gonzalez. They really push me hard. I landed a hard right uppercut that ended the fight quickly, so I hope to be back soon.”
Esparza vs. Campana was an eight-round flyweight fight presented by Golden Boy Promotions. The event was sponsored by Tecate “THE OFFICIAL BEER OF BOXING” and Casa Mexico Tequila. The event took place on Friday, April 6, 2018 at the Belasco Theater in Los Angeles, Calif. Mark your calendars and buy your tickets for the upcoming shows on June 1, July 6, Aug. 10, and Oct. 12.
Tickets for LA FIGHT CLUB start at the fan-friendly price of $25 and are available for purchase now at www.goldenboytickets.comand the Golden Boy Promotions Facebook page.


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El Comité Disciplinario de Concacaf Impone Sanciones al Club América, Toronto FC y a un Jugador del CD Guadalajara

Apr 8, 2018
El Comité Disciplinario de Concacaf Impone Sanciones al Club América, Toronto FC y a un Jugador del CD Guadalajara 
Miami (viernes, 6 de abril de 2018) – La Confederación de Norte, Centroamérica y el Caribe de Fútbol Asociación (Concacaf) anunció hoy las decisiones del Comité Disciplinario de Concacaf, en los casos que involucran al Club América (MEX), Toronto FC (CAN) y al jugador Jair Pereira del CD Guadalajara (MEX).El Comité Disciplinario ha multado al Toronto FC, y al Club América, y ha suspendido al jugador del CD Guadalajara Jair Pereira, por dos (2) partidos, por infracciones ocurridas durante las semifinales de ida de la Liga de Campeones Concacaf Scotiabank, las cuales se llevaron a cabo esta semana.

Después de examinar la evidencia reunida durante su investigación y basado en el Reglamento de la Liga de Campeones Concacaf Scotiabank y el Código Disciplinario de la FIFA, el Comité determinó que el Toronto FC y el Club América infringieron claramente las Regulaciones de la Competencia, específicamente el art. 52 del Código Disciplinario de la FIFA, que cubre la conducta de los equipos. Al imponer multas por la mala conducta de los equipos durante el medio tiempo de la semifinal de ida en Toronto, el Comité expresó que considera inaceptable la conducta de los clubes, ya que se aparta de los principios del Juego Limpio.

Adicionalmente, después del partido entre CD Guadalajara y New York Red Bulls, que se jugó la noche del miércoles en Guadalajara, el Comité revisó un incidente que tuvo lugar al minuto 84. Se observó que Jair Pereira del CD Guadalajara cometió un acto de agresión física contra un oponente, mientras que el balón no estaba en juego.

El Comité establece que Pereira infringió los artículos IV par. B.10 y art. VII par. A.2 del Reglamento de Competencias, y los art. 48 par. 1.d), 77 par. a) y 96 par. 3 del Código Disciplinario de la FIFA sobre agresión física. Por lo tanto, se le impuso una suspensión de dos (2) partidos de acuerdo con el Reglamento de la Competencia y el Código Disciplinario de la FIFA.

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