CALEB “SWEETHANDS” PLANT

May 22, 2019

MANNY PACQUIAO VS. KEITH THURMAN & CALEB PLANT VS. MIKE LEE NEW YORK PRESS CONFERENCE QUOTES & PHOTOS Pacquiao vs. Thurman Saturday, July 20 in a Premier Boxing Champions on FOX Sports Pay-Per-View Event from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT Plant vs. Lee Headlines FOX PBC Fight Night Preceding Pay-Per-View & Also from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas at7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT 

Photos from Stephanie Trapp/TGB Promotions 

Photos from Darnell Ellerbe/Mayweather Promotions

NEW YORK 
(May 21, 2019) – Eight-division champion Manny Pacquiao and unbeaten welterweight world champion Keith Thurman, plus unbeaten super middleweight champion Caleb Plant and unbeaten Mike Lee went face-to-face Tuesday in New York at a press conference to preview their respective showdowns on Saturday July 20 and presented by Premier Boxing Champions and FOX Sports from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Pacquiao and Thurman will square-off in a welterweight world title attraction that headlines a PBC on FOX Sports Pay-Per-View event beginning at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT. Plant will make the first defense of his title against the unbeaten Lee in the main event of FOX PBC Fight Night and on FOX Deportes preceding the Pay-Per-View and beginning at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT. Tickets for the event, which is promoted by MP Promotions, Mayweather Promotions and TGB Promotions, are on sale now and can be purchased online through AXS.com, charge by phone at 866-740-7711 or in person at any MGM Resorts International box office. Plant vs. Lee is presented by TGB Promotions and Sweethands Promotions. Here is what the fighters had to say Tuesday from Gotham Hall in New York City: MANNY PACQUIAO “I’ve never been scared of a challenge. I’m so excited for this fight against an undefeated champion. He’s the kind of fighter that you can’t underestimate. His record and successe gives me more motivation to work hard. “I will make sure that I’m 100 percent and ready for this fight. We’ll find out what happens on July 20, but it’s going to be exciting. I like being the underdog for this fight because that gives me more focus in training. “I’ve been careless and over confident in some fights, but this time around it’s different. Keith Thurman is a good fighter and we’re going to make sure the fans are happy on July 20. “It’s a great honor for me to be fighting back in Las Vegas and on the FOX Sports pay-per-view. I’m going to take advantage of the opportunity. “I chose Keith Thurman because he’s undefeated and I want to prove that at age 40 I can still beat a great fighter like Keith. “My time is not yet over. My journey is continuing. I’m going to prove that and more on July 20 against Keith Thurman. “I’m the kind of fighter that I don’t talk too much. I do my talking in the ring. I can do a lot of things in that ring. He can prove his words in the ring. I’m going to be a warrior on July 20 and show Keith Thurman what it’s like to be in the ring with me. “I will work hard for this fight. I haven’t felt this motivated and excited since the Oscar De La Hoya fight. I feel like I’m back against the best fighters in the world. “Our focus in every fight is on the speed and footwork, because those are advantages for me. We’re going to work on avoiding Keith’s offense. “Fans should watch this fight because it’s a once in a lifetime showdown. We’re going to bring action and I’m confident I will be victorious.” KEITH THURMAN “We’re ready. This is a blessing to be here and a dream come true. I started boxing at the age of seven. I worked hard to be a champion and I’ve always wanted to fight the greatest names in the sport. “Pacquiao wants a challenge and I’m very grateful to be sharing a ring with a legend. If you understand boxing history, you know that times change. I believe boxing is in a new era. Come July 20, Pacquiao will disappear. He’ll always be remembered in the sport, but I’m doing to Manny Pacquiao, what he did to Oscar De La Hoya. “This is a big fight. I’ve waited 22 months to get back in the game. We had our ups and downs, but Keith Thurman is back on the rise. I’m going to make a big statement. “This training camp is going to start this Saturday. Once I get home, it’s grind time and on July 20, it’s going to be my time. “July 20 is 23 years in the making. I’ve dedicated myself to this beautiful sport of boxing for so long and my first trainer Ben Getty told me that I had what it takes to be a great champion. I’m truly looking forward to having another chance to show it. “We definitely had a stretch with a lack of activity. Not everyone knows who Keith Thurman is today. You could see that I wasn’t at my best in January. But on July 20, ‘One Time’ is back. I’m getting ready to have one of my best training camps for this fight. “I had the knockdown in my last fight that was a reminder of what ‘One Time’ is all about. We brushed the dust off and we’re taking that momentum into this fight. “I’m excited to be the guy who shows Manny Pacquiao where the exit is. He’s a legend who’s done great things. But I’ve never lost to a fighter who’s lost seven times. I have no intention of losing this fight and I don’t see him winning in any shape or form. “Speed, power and overall ring IQ will be the difference. I’m one of the smartest fighters in the sport. I always find a way to win. I know Pacquiao comes in shape, but he’s going to fall short of that finish line.” CALEB PLANT “I’ve been boxing my whole life. They say it takes 10,000 hours of work to become a true success at something. Come July 20, I’ll have been doing this for 18-years straight. No breaks and no Plan B. I’ve just been boxing, day in and day out. “Mike Lee may have a financial degree, but in boxing, I have a Ph.D. That’s something he doesn’t know anything about. I came from very rock bottom, where nobody makes it out. If he thinks I’m going to let him mess this up for me, he’s not half as educated as I thought he was. “I have everything to lose. Every night from now until July 20, I hope Lee and his team are envisioning the worlds ‘and still’. Because that’s all anyone is going to hear on fight night. “It’s exciting to be on this primetime card. Everyone who wants to take it to the top of the sport wants to be a main event at MGM Grand. At the same time, where we fight is not most important to me. We can fight in the parking lot, because it’s about legacy to me. “Anytime that someone steps into the ring and wins their first world title in fashion, it’s going to be a confidence booster. But I did tell everyone what was going to happen. There’s a season for everything and right now is mine. “He may come into the ring bigger and heavier than me, but boxing skills are what wins fights. Years of repetition with boxing teachers, are what wins fights. You’ll see all of that on July 20. “I don’t look at myself as the favorite in any fight. I’m the one who’s not supposed to be here. Put everyone through what I’ve been through, and see if they would make it here.” MIKE LEE “This has been a culmination of years of hard work and sacrifice. Most importantly, I’ve gotten somewhere no one thought I would get. I’m fine being the underdog. I have nothing to lose. “I’m coming out with everything I have. This is everything I’ve ever wanted. I respect Caleb Plant, but on July 20, I plan on making it my moment. “I’ve headlined cards in Chicago and at Notre Dame before so the bright lights are nothing new to me. I’m very excited and working hard. On July 20, I’m going to keep proving people wrong. “The whole reason I got into this sport is to do it on big stages. Everyone wants to prove it on the biggest stage possible and there’s no bigger stage than at MGM Grand in Las Vegas. It’s a dream come true and it’s the reason I’ve worked so hard. “Moving down in weight is an advantage. I’ve got a great team working with me to make the weight easily and rehydrate the right way. I’m going to be the bigger and stronger guy in the ring. “I’ve had people that never thought I’d get here and I love it. It takes a different kind of person to step into that ring in front of so many people. You have to be ready to go out there and risk it all. I fight who they put in front of me and keep winning. That’s what I plan to do on July 20.”

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Suspect Charged, Wanted in Fatal Shooting at 12300 Aldine Westfield Road

May 22, 2019
Charges have been filed against a suspect wanted in the fatal shooting of a man that occurred at 12300 Aldine Westfield Road about 7:10 p.m. on May 14.

The suspect, Martin Vela (H/m, 26), is charged with murder in the 180th State District Court.  He is not in custody.  A previous booking photo of Vela is attached to this news release.

The victim, Arnoldo Moreno, 26, was pronounced dead at the scene.

HPD Homicide Division Detectives T. Fay and T. Terry reported:

HPD patrol officers responded to a shooting at Keith-Weiss Park at the above address and found Mr. Moreno deceased next to a pickup truck.  Witnesses reported the shooter fled on foot into the nearby park woods.  

Further information led to the identification of Vela as a suspect in this case and, on Tuesday (May 21), he was charged with murder.  He remains wanted at this time.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Vela or on this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.
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Suspect Arrested, Charged in Fatal Shooting at 1400 East 36th Street

May 22, 2019
Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in the fatal shooting of a man at 1400 East 36th Street about 4:05 p.m. on Saturday (May 18).  

The suspect, Joshua Ofaron Williams (b/m, 34), is charged with murder in the 209th State District Court.  He is accused in the death of Eugene B. Scott, 40, who was pronounced deceased at an area hospital.  

A booking photo of Williams is attached to this news release.  

HPD Homicide Division Detectives L. Patterson and M. Arrington reported:  

HPD patrol officers responded to a shooting call at the above address.  A witness stated Mr. Scott was walking up the street when a suspect drove up in a white Dodge Avenger with the driver’s side window down.  The suspect pointed a gun out the window and fired several shots at Scott, striking him multiple times.  The suspect fled the scene in the vehicle.  Paramedics transported Scott to the hospital.  

At about 8:30 p.m. that same evening, Williams was found intoxicated behind the wheel of a wrecked white Dodge Avenger.  He was taken into custody and, at that time, charged with driving while intoxicated in Harris County Criminal Court #9.  Further investigation determined his involvement in Scott’s death and, on Sunday (May 19) he was charged with murder.  
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Concluye draft de expansión de la LMP

May 22, 2019

Concluye draft de expansión de la LMP

Este martes se efectuó el Draft de expansión de la Liga Mexicana del Pacífico, mismo que tuvo como sede el Salón de la Fama del Beisbol mexicano, en donde Sultanes de Monterrey y Algodoneros de Guasave escogieron a 32 peloteros para conformar su roster de cara a la Temporada Caliente 2019-2020.

La mecánica de selección de jugadores se dividió en 8 rondas, en las cuales, tanto los regios como los sinaloenses eligieron a 4 elementos de los 8 equipos hasta sumar los 32 nuevos beisbolistas de las nacientes organizaciones.

El primer toletero en despedirse de Charros de Jalisco fue Niko Vásquez, quien emigra a los Sultanes de Monterrey; sin embargo, Vásquez no se irá solo pues junto con él, llegan a los campeones de la Liga Mexicana de Beisbol los sepentineros Erick Casillas, Héctor Ambriz y Jason Carmona, además del infield Miguel Gamboa.

Por su parte, Algodoneros de Guasave, teniendo como Gerente Deportivo a Gabriel Low, tomó de Charros de Jalisco a Luis de la O en la tercera ronda, al zurdo situacional Jeff Ibarra y al jardinero Luis Cossío.

Es importante señalar, que, a partir de la tercera ronda, todos los equipos que cedieron jugadores protegieron a 1 elemento, sumando 6 al término de todas las fases.

De este modo, Jalisco conservó a los lanzadores Carlos Vázquez, Raúl de los Reyes, Carlos Stiff Rodríguez y Oscar Valenzuela, así como a los infielders Missael Rivera y Luis Medina.

Finalmente, tras el acto en Monterrey, Nuevo León, la LMP dio a conocer el calendario oficial y se confirmó que Charros de Jalisco abrirá la temporada recibiendo a los Yaquis de Ciudad Obregón el 12 de octubre en Zapopan.

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Los Boletos para la Copa Oro 2019 de Concacaf en Jamaica Saldrán a la Venta Hoy

May 22, 2019


Jamaica está programada para albergar la doble jornada del Grupo C el 17 de junio en el Estadio Nacional de Kingston
 Miami (martes, 21 de mayo de 2019) – La Confederación de Norte, Centroamérica y el Caribe de Fútbol Asociación (Concacaf) anunció hoy que Los boletos para la doble jornada del 17 de junio del Grupo C, en la cual estarán el anfitrión Jamaica y el país sembrado Honduras, estarán a la venta hoy, martes, 21 de mayo. Esto marcará la primera vez en la historia del torneo en la que los partidos se jugaran en el Caribe, en lo que será una celebración del deporte y la cultura.

La ampliada Copa Oro de este verano, que comenzará el sábado 15 de junio, será la Copa Oro más grande de la historia. Junto con la doble jornada del grupo en Jamaica, 15 áreas metropolitanas en los Estados Unidos y Costa Rica, que también es anfitrión por primera vez, darán la bienvenida a la edición 2019 del torneo el próximo verano.

Para descargar el calendario completo de la Copa Oro 2019 de Concacaf, visite este enlace.
Sigue las noticias del torneo en la cuenta oficial de Twitter y en la página de Facebook

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

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Suspect Charged, Wanted in Shooting at 7900 Homestead Road

May 21, 2019
Charges have been filed against a suspect wanted in the shooting of a man at 7900 Homestead Road about 8:20 p.m. last Friday (May 17).

The suspect, Trent Brown (b/m, 34), is charged with aggravated assault and felon in possession of a firearm in the 263rd State District Court.  Brown is not in custody at this time.  A November 2017 booking photo of Brown is attached to this news release.

The male victim, 17, was transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital in an unknown condition.  

HPD Major Assaults & Family Violence Division Officers S. Ragsdale and V. Habukiha reported:

The victim was picking up a friend at a car wash at the above address when a silver or gray, newer-model Ford Taurus pulled up next to his car.  Two unknown suspects fired shots from inside the suspect’s vehicle and struck the victim. 

Further investigation identified Brown one of the suspects in this case. 

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Trent Brown or in this case is urged to contact the HPD Major Assaults & Family Violence Division at 713-308-8800 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.
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DEVIN “THE DREAM ” HANEY “I’M READY TO RULE THE SPORT”

May 21, 2019

Lightweight sensation ready for DAZN debut in Maryland on SaturdayLAS VEGAS, NV (May 21, 2019) – 

Devin Haney is ready to step-up his goal of dominating the sport as he prepares to face Antonio Moran in his DAZN debut in the US at the MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland on Saturday May 25, also live on Sky Sports in the UK.
Haney (21-0 13 KOs) is straight into action at the top of the bill having penned a co-promotional deal with Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing USA – and the unbeaten Lightweight sensation is planning to put on a devastating display to underline his World title credentials.
‘The Dream’ will have his hands full against Moran (24-3 17 KOs) who was edged out by former World ruler Jose Pedraza in June and returned to winning ways in December with a second round KO in Mexico – but Haney will not let his journey be derailed before he’s hit the heights he believes his talent can take him.
“There’s nothing to stop me from getting to number one, it’s just time,” said Haney. “Timing is everything and my time is going to come. I am only 20 years old, the other Lightweights out there better catch me now because I am only going to get stronger and faster so the top guys need to fight me now.
“Boxing is something that I love so it doesn’t feel like a job to me, but the job is not done, I want to be a multi-weight champion and I want to rule the sport as a pound-for-pound star. When I am the face of boxing down the line, who knows what will happen, but right now those big goals are keeping me motivated.
“Getting the fights I want has been a challenge, a lot of guys have turned me down, saying there’s no point or not making enough money, so that’s been a real challenge. It’s me versus me, when I am in the gym I am so far ahead of a lot of guys that it’s me challenging myself, pushing myself, seeing how far I can go rather than seeing how far I can outrun another guy – how fast can I push myself?
“The landscape is very interesting right now. A World title is very important to me, over money and anything else, being World champion is the ultimate goal. To be a World ruler at 20 would be history, the youngest in the game. My ring IQ at my age is crazy, I’m able to adapt and adjust, I’ve been in there with so many great fighters like Floyd Mayweather, Shawn Porter, Amir Khan, and I’m able to adjust.
“When I first met Eddie and the Matchroom Boxing team it felt like the perfect fit. Me and my team spoke with Eddie about what we wanted and we were able to make it fit. Eddie recognizes me as a promoter, they are willing to work with me and build my brand and company at the same time.
“A lot of other promoters didn’t recognize me as a promoter, they just wanted to give me money and buy me out. Matchroom Boxing see me as a top fighter that they want to get behind, I would be important elsewhere, but Eddie made it clear that they are going to push me and get behind me.”
Haney’s clash with Moran is part of a huge night of action in Maryland where rising Heavyweight Croatian talent Filip Hrgovic taking on Gregory Corbin on his US debut, more Heavyweight interest as Michael Hunter tackles Gregory Corbin and WBA World Super-Lightweight champion Jessica McCaskill looks to unify the division against WBA champion Anahi Sanchez.

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Boniek: “We could see the emergence of a new Lewandowski”

May 21, 2019
On the eve of Poland hosting its first ever FIFA event, Polish Football Association President Zbigniew Boniek sat down with FIFA.com to talk about how well prepared the nation is to host the FIFA U-20 World Cup Poland 2019. Boniek, one of the greatest and most-decorated players in Poland’s history, previews the tournament and speaks of his certainty that new stars will be born on Polish soil. “I think world football has produced so many excellent players in recent years that we don’t need another Boniek, we can leave him out! Having said that, we could see a player emerge in the same mould as Messi, Ronaldo, Lewandowski or Kane. I firmly believe that’ll happen at this tournament.”The full interview is available on FIFA.com, direct link below.
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Conferencia de Prensa Manny Pacquiao vs Keith Thurman

May 21, 2019

Bereavision Nueva York | New York City, Gotham Hall

Cartelera:

Welterweight World Championship

Pacquiao vs Thurman

Super Middleweight Championship

Caleb Plant vs Mike Lee

La pelea tendrá lugar el dia  sabado 20, de Julio 2019, en el majestuoso inmueble de MGM GRAND en las Vegas Nevada.

Live on FOX Sports – PBC  PPV

Boletos a la venta en MGM Resorts

Caleb Plant vs Mike Lee (ambos invictos )

Mike Lee

“Respeto a todos los boxeadores pero el dia 20 de julio lo voy hacer mi momento, porque no me gusta hablar basura  y siento que he trabajado muy duro para llegar hasta donde estoy y el 20 de julio obtendré mi objetivo”

“No me deslumbran las cámaras, ni las luces, boxeo por amor a mi carrera “

Caleb Plant

“Llevo 18 años trabajando muy duro para ser quien soy, y este 20 de julio peleare por la memoria de mi madre que acaba de fallecer, pero sobre todo peleare porque a comparación de Mike, yo si tengo mucho , todo, por perder sin embargo él no!, defenderé este titulo a todo costa!”

“Me da lo mismo pelear en un estacionamiento como en el MGM GRAND, pero hare lo mejor para dar un buen espectáculo, pero sobre todo para mantenerme campeón”

Manny Pacquiao

“Estoy agradecido por la oportunidad de pelear nuevamente, estoy entusiasmado, me emociona  estar en este ambiente.

Me prepare muy duro para este 20 de julio y aunque tengo 40 años, utedes verán que eso queda aun lado.”

“Decidí pelear contra Thurman porque quiero demostrar que puedo vencer a alguien con él”

“Mi Carrera no esta terminada, esta carrera sigue para mi y lo demostrare”

“Thurman tu sabes lo que es estar en el ring, pero el 20 de julio vas a saber lo que es estar en el ring conmigo”

Keith Thurman

“Este es un sueno hecho realidad, porque desde hace mucho tiempo quería enfrentar grandes boxeadores  como Floyd o Pacquiao.

Esta es una nueva era, Floyd ya no está, Pacquiao si está, entonces vamos por esa pelea. No estoy bromeando, esto es serio y voy a ganar.”

“Con todo respeto a pacquiao y su equipo pero este es mi tiempo, mi momento y haré una muy buena pelea, porque esta será su última pelea, él lo hizo a de La Hoya, porque después que boxeo contra él, de la hoya ya no volvió a pelear, pueden buscarlo y verán que lo que digo es cierto, y yo lo haré lo mismo, él no volverá a boxear, Pacquiao es senador de Filipinas y allá es donde debe estar”.

Contra Josesito López solo fui Thurman, pero en este 20 de julio verán al mejor Thurman, al que esta listo para las grandes pelelas.”

“Este 20 de julio Pacquiao vera lo que es una verdadera pelea, y va a tener que demostrar lo mejor que tiene, diez años de diferencia va a ser notable en el ring”

Bereavision Nueva York
Iván Hernández
Fotografia/ Video: Manuel Mendieta 

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FIFA Technical Study Group: high expectations ahead of France 2019

May 21, 2019
France is gearing up to host a ground-breaking edition of the FIFA Women’s World Cup™ with a starting list of teams which includes, among others, the current top ten of the FIFA/Coca-Cola Women’s World Ranking as well as four newcomers, Chile, Jamaica, Scotland and South Africa.FIFA has gathered a select group of experts for its Technical Study Group (TSG), whose analysis of the 52 matches will comprise a detailed breakdown of the action on the pitch and the identification of potential trends for inclusion in the technical report that will be distributed to all FIFA member associations after the competition.Under the umbrella of the FIFA Coaching & Player Development Department led by Branimir Ujević, the TSG will feature the following experts:April Heinrichs (Head, USA)Sun Wen (China PR )Nadine Kessler (Germany)Élisabeth Loisel (France)Clémentine Touré (Côte d’Ivoire)Profiles of the TSG experts as well as a full interview with April Heinrichs are available on FIFA.com.“I think this is going to be the fastest Women’s World Cup ever if you consider how transitions from defence to attack, or from in possession to out of possession, will be executed from a technical and tactical point of view. We can expect to see plenty of adjustments, and in the end I believe that tactical decision-making will be very important. The teams will be taking the initiative, playing proactive football, and trying to win and score as many goals as possible,” said Heinrichs, who captained the USA to glory at the first FIFA Women’s World Cup in 1991 before taking the reins as the team’s head coach and leading them to Olympic gold in 2004.The TSG experts will be supported by FIFA TSG Deputy Project Leader Patricia González, FIFA Goalkeeping Specialist Pascal Zuberbühler, FIFA TSG Coordinator and former Swiss women’s national team captain Prisca Steinegger, and FIFA Performance & Game Analyst Chris Loxston.The TSG will be responsible for deciding on the following award winners:the adidas Golden, Silver and Bronze Balls for the best playersthe adidas Golden, Silver and Bronze Boots for the leading goalscorers (if two or more players score the same number of goals, the number of assists, as determined by the TSG members, will be decisive)the adidas Golden Glove for the best goalkeeperthe FIFA Best Young Player award (for players born on or after 1st of January 1999)the FIFA Fair Play AwardThe technical reports from previous competitions are available here.
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