TERMINA XOLOS PARTICIPACIÓN EN EL CLAUSURA 2019

May 12, 2019

La participación del Club Tijuana Xoloitzcuintles de Caliente en el Torneo de Clausura 2019 concluyó este sábado, tras caer 2-1 en el juego de Vuelta de los Cuartos de Final.

Previamente, en el Estadio Caliente, los escarlatas se habían impuesto 3-1, lo que dejó un marcador final de 5-2.

Terminó así el primer certamen al mando del Director Técnico colombiano, Óscar Pareja, quien junto con su Cuerpo Técnico y jugadores acumularon 28 puntos en la tabla general y en el Torneo de Copa, avanzaron hasta la etapa de Semifinales.

Los goles del encuentro fueron marcados por el jugador Joel Nathaniel, a los minutos 8 y 28, mientras que el descuento corrió a cargo de Gustavo La Pantera Bou, al 44.

Se espera que el próximo certamen de liga comienza el viernes 19 de julio.

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AMERICA 3 VS 1 CRUZ AZUL

May 12, 2019

Primer tiempo

  • 1′ Primer jugada de peligro a favor de La Máquina, sale Marchesín y se lleva a Orbelín Pineda, en el rebote hace lo mismo con Yoshimar Yotún.

Puedes ver aquí la jugada polémica

  • 7′ Cambio de La Máquina:  sale Orbelín Pineda por lesión  entra Jonathan Rodríguez
  • 12′ Gran jugada por parte de Edgar Méndez, sin embargo filtra el balón y el defensa rival corta la jugada.
  • 13′ Penal a favor de La Máquina.
  • 14′ GL! De Cruz Azul, anotado por Milton Caraglio.

Revive la anotación

  • 21′ Gol de América.
  • 26′ Falta sobre Roberto Alvarado, será tiro libre a favor.
  • 29′ Yoshimar Yotún conduce y saca un disparo de pierna izquierda que se va desviado.
  • 30′ Centro de Edgar Méndez por el costado derecho que es tapado por el jugador rival y será tiro de esquina.
  • 38′ Balón para Castillo, este saca un disparo que se va por encima del arco de Chuy Corona.
  • 44′ Centro de Jonathan Rodríguez, sin embargo ningún jugador celeste llega para rematar.
  • 45′ Se van a agregar cinco minutos.
  • 45’+1 Gol de América, anotado por Martínez.
  • 45’+5 Termina la primera mitad en la cancha del estadio Azteca.

Segundo tiempo

  • Inicia la parte complementaria en el estadio Azteca.
  • 2′ Gran disparo de larga distancia por parte de Jonathan Rodríguez, alcanza a desviar el defensa rival y será tiro de esquina.
  • 8′ Centro del equipo rival por el costado izquierdo y Chuy Corona se queda con el esférico.
  • 11′ Amonestación para Igor Lichnovsky.
  • 17′ Potente disparo de Roberto Alvarado que se va por encima del arco rival.
  • 23′ Amonestación para Edgar Méndez.
  • 27′ Martínez ingresa al área, saca un disparo y Chuy Corona ataja de buena forma.
  • 28′ Gol de América, anotado por Martínez.
  • 30′ Cambio de La Máquina:  sale Edgar Méndez  entra Martín Cauteruccio
  • 32′ Disparo de Martín Cauteruccio dentro del área y tapa el arquero rival.
  • 40′ Amonestación para Pablo Aguilar.
  • 42′ Cambio de La Máquina:  sale Rafael Baca  entra Misael Domínguez
  • 45′ Se van a agregar cuatro minutos.
  • 45’+3 Amonestación para Milton Caraglio.
  • Termina el partido en el estadio Azteca.

CORTESIA: CLUB CRUZ AZUL

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U.S. U-17 MNT 3, Panama 0 – 2019 Concacaf U-17 Championship

May 12, 2019

USA QUALIFIES FOR RECORD 17th FIFA U-17 WORLD CUP WITH 3-0 WIN AGAINST PANAMA

U-17 MNT Continues Quest for Concacaf U-17 Championship Crown with Semifinal Against Canada on Tuesday, May 14 at 6:30 p.m. ET

BRADENTON, Fla. (May 12, 2019) -The U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team utilized second half goals from Gianluca Busio, Gio Reyna and Ricardo Pepi to defeat Panama 3-0 in the quarterfinals of the 2019 Concacaf U-17 Championship. With the victory, the USA clinched qualification to a record 17th FIFA U-17 World Cup and advanced to the semifinals of the confederation championship, where they will face Canada on Tuesday, May 14 at 6:30 p.m. ET.

Playing against a Panama side content to sit inside its own half and look for counterattacks, the USA carried 76 percent of first-half possession, but found it difficult to come up with many scoring opportunities against the Central American side’s defensive posture.

The early afternoon heat and humidity in Bradenton also made things challenging, though the USA did create one quality chance in the ninth minute when captain Gio Reyna cut inside from the left to rocket a right-footed effort that Panama goalkeeper Saul Espinoza put out for a corner kick.

Things opened up on the other side of halftime as Raphael Wicky’s side continued to push for the opening goal. In the 50th minute, Griffin Yow sprung free down the right and centered a cross that deflected off Panama’s Jesus Gil to Alfonso Ocampo-Chavez. He passed back for Busio, but his one-time hit from close range went over the bar.

Busio made things right four minutes later. A nice build-up from Daniel Leyva led to Ocampo-Chavez slotting the attacker through on goal, dinking it past Panama defender Edgardo Espinosa before tucking his effort inside the left post to give the USA the 1-0 lead in the 54th minute.

Continuing to pour on the pressure, Ocampo-Chavez was upended in the box by Espinosa in the 59th minute, forcing referee Daneion Parchment to point to the penalty spot. Reyna stepped up and coolly slotted his take to the lower right corner to give the USA a 2-0 lead on the hour mark.

Having replaced Reyna in the 69th minute, Ricardo Pepi got his name on the scoresheet six minutes later as a three-pass sequence finished with Leyva slotting him through on goal, before the forward tucked his effort to the far post to give the USA an unassailable 3-0 lead in the 75th minute.

The USA closed out the match with its third-straight clean sheet, holding its opponents scoreless for the last 306 minutes.

Though now qualified for the 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup, the USA still has work to do as it takes on Canada in the semifinals of the 2019 Concacaf U-17 Championship. The sides met in their respective opening matches of the tournament, with Canada running out to a 2-0 first-half lead before Wicky’s side roared back with three second-half goals from Busio, Alex Alejandre and Reyna to win 3-2.

With a place in Thursday’s final on the line, the rematch takes place on Tuesday, May 14 at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. (6:30 p.m. ET; UDN, Concacaf Facebook). The match will be open to the public.

Goal Scoring Rundown: 
USA – Gianluca Busio (Alfonso Ocampo-Chavez), 54th minute: Just minutes after missing from close range, Busio made amends. Daniel Leyva started the attack by winning the ball at midfield and spinning a Panama defender before slotting a pass forward for Alfonso Ocampo-Chavez. He slipped a pass looking for Busio into the area. After a partial deflection by Edgardo Espinosa, Busio collected and made no mistake to give the USA the crucial opening goal and register his fifth of the tournament. USA 1, PAN 0

USA – Giovanni Reyna (penalty kick), 60th minute: After Alfonso Ocampo-Chavez was taken down in the box by Edgardo Espinosa, Gio Reyna stepped up and slotted his penalty kick into the lower right corner to extend the lead. USA 2, PAN 0

USA – Ricardo Pepi (Daniel Leyva), 75th minute: Three simple passes led to the USA’s third goal. Goalkeeper Damien Las played an easy pass for Adam Saldana in midfield. He turned and picked out Daniel Leyva, who sent second-half-substitute Ricardo Pepi through the Panama back line where he bent his finish inside the left post for his first of the tournament. USA 3, PAN 0

– U.S. U-17 Men’s National Team Match Report –

Match: U.S. U-17 Men’s National Team vs. Panama 
Date: May 12, 2019 
Competition: 2019 U-17 Concacaf Championship; Quarterfinals 
Venue: IMG Academy; Bradenton, Florida 
Attendance: 129 
Kickoff: 2 p.m. ET 
Weather: 87 degrees; mostly sunny

Scoring Summary: 1   2   
USA                          0   3   3 
PAN                          0   0   0

USA – Gianluca Busio (Alfonso Ocampo-Chavez)  54th minute 
USA – Gio Reyna (penalty)                                      60 
USA – Ricardo Pepi (Daniel Leyva)                         75

Lineups: 
USA: 1-Damian Las, 2-Joseph Scally, 3-Adam Armour, 5-Kobe Hernandez-Foster, 6-Daniel Ulises Leyva, 7-Gianluca Busio (8-Bryang Kayo, 81), 10-Giovanni Reyna (capt.) (9-Ricardo Daniel Pepi, 69), 11-Griffin Yow (17-Tyler Freeman, 79), 14-Tayvon Gray, 16-Adam Saldana, 19-Alfonso Ocampo-Chavez 
Substitutes not used: 12-Chituru Odunze, 4-Axel Alejandre, 13-Mauricio Cuevas, 15-John Tolkin, 18-Jack De Vries, 20-Gilbert Fuentes 
Head Coach: Raphael Wicky

PAN: 1-Saul Espinosa, 3-Jose Matos, 4-Edgardo Espinosa, 5-Eric Rowe, 6-Edilson Carrasquilla (capt.), 7-Jean Carlos Castillo (17-Abdel Niles, 73), 8-Abdul Knight, 9-Eric Pinto, 13-Aaron Lowis (18-Jaime Harrison, 54), 14-Jesus Gil, 20-Jordy Hidalgo (10-Reymundo Williams, 46) 
Substitutes not used: 12-Julio Moran, 2-Modesto Justiniani, 11-Abdiel Castro, 15-Giancarlos Moreno, 16-Wesly Acosta, 19-Adrian Hernandez 
Head coach: Gary Stempel

Stats Summary: USA / PAN 
Shots: 21 / 2 
Shots on Goal: 7 / 0 
Saves: 0 / 4 
Corner Kicks: 9 / 2 
Fouls: 10 / 9 
Offside: 0 / 1

Misconduct Summary: 
PAN – Jesus Gil (caution)                      63rd minute 
PAN – Jean Carlos Castillo (caution)     70

Officials: 
Referee: Daneon Parchment (JAM) 
Assistant Referee 1: Kedlee Powell (CAY) 
Assistant Referee 2: Zachari Zeegelaar (SUR) 
4th Official: Ismael Cornejo (SLV)

ussoccer.com Man of the Match: TBD 
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¡Se Repite la Historia! Berchelt detiene a Vargas

May 12, 2019

Se Repite la Historia: Berchelt detiene a Vargas en una revancha llena de acción

Navarrete derrota a Dogboe en el último asalto y retiene su título junior gallo de la OMB

(Credito de Fotos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank)
TUCSON, Ariz. (11 de mayo del 2019) — Fue puro salvajismo en el desierto. El monarca mexicano Miguel ‘El Alacrán’ Berchelt defendió su título mundial súperpluma del Consejo Mundial de Boxeo (CMB) ante Francisco ‘El Bandido’ Vargas luego de que Vargas se retirara en su banquillo luego de la sexta ronda ante a 4,424 fanáticos en la Tucson Arena.

Fue la quinta defensa exitosa del título para Berchelt (36-1, 32 KOs), quien derrotó a Vargas (25-2-2, 18 KOs) por nocaut en el octavo asalto en enero del 2017 para ganar el cinturón.

“Hice lo que dije que iba a hacer en el ring. Y lo que es más importante, quiero agradecer a Francisco Vargas. Es un verdadero guerrero mexicano, y más que nada, quiero decir que él me dio mi primera oportunidad de un título mundial. Entonces, era justo que le diera una oportunidad de recuperar su título mundial. Pero su esquina hizo lo correcto al salvarlo de mayor castigo.”

“Quiero demostrar que soy el mejor 130 libras del mundo. En dos semanas, estará Herring enfrentándose a Ito por el título de la OMB. Quiero el ganador de esa pelea porque no quiero dejar ninguna duda sobre quién es el mejor peso súperpluma del mundo.”

Por su parte, Vargas dijo: “voy a hablar con mi equipo y veremos qué pasa en el futuro.”
NAVARRETE NOQUEA A DOGBOE

‘El Vaquero’ lo hizo de nuevo. El mexicano Emanuel Navarrete, campeón mundial de peso junior gallo de la Organización Mundial de Boxeo (OMB), defendió su título contra el mismo hombre al cual venció cinco meses atrás, Isaac “Royal Storm” Dogboe, al conseguir un nocaut técnico en el último asalto. Navarrete ganó una decisión unánime ante Dogboe (20-2, 14 KOs) en la primera pelea el 8 de diciembre en el Hulu Theater en el Madison Square Garden, y la revancha fue lo mismo.

En el momento del nocaut, dos de los jueces tenían a Navarrete con ventaja 109-99, con el tercer juez anotando 109-98.

Navarrete (27-1, 23 KOs) anotó caídas en el sexto y último asalto. Después de la caída en el último asalto, el padre y entrenador de Dogboe, Paul Dogboe, tiró la toalla.

“Realmente me sorprendió que aguntara tantos golpes fuertes, y que al mismo tiempo, continuara lanzando golpes fuertes también,” dijo Navarrete. “Quiero agradecer a Dogboe porque me dio la oportunidad de convertirme en un campeón del mundo, y ahora en esta segunda pelea, me dio la oportunidad de demostrar que mi primer triunfo no fue por accidente y que hay una razón por la que tengo el título. Y a todos los peleadores de las 122 libras, les digo que si quieren mi título, pueden venir e intentar quitarmelo. ¡El Vaquero está aquí!”

“La pelea no ha terminado hasta la campana final. Me quito el sombrero ante Navarrete. Hizo un gran trabajo,” dijo Dogboe. “Hacer el peso súpergallo se está volviendo demasiado difícil. Para mi próxima pelea subiré a peso pluma. Estaré mucho más cómodo en ese peso.”

Las estadísticas de CompuBox finalmente contaron la historia de la pelea. Navarrete conectó 314 golpes, 215 de los cuales fueron golpes de poder. Mientras tanto, Dogboe conectó solo 121 de 523 golpes.

OTROS RESULTADOS DEL CARTEL:

• El nativo de Phoenix, Carlos Castro (23-0, 9 KOs) defendió su cinturón súpergallo Continental Américas del CMB al superar a Mario Díaz (18-3, 7 KOs) por puntuaciones de 100-89 (x2) y 98-91. Castro derribó a Díaz en el segundo asalto y lo mantuvo a raya con su alcance.

• El ex retador de título mundial, el colombiano Miguel ‘El Alacrán’ Marriaga (28-3, 24 KOs) mantuvo con vida sus esperanzas de una oportunidad de título mundial, derrotando a su compatriota Ruben Cervera (10-2, 9 KOs) luego de concluir el tercer asalto.  

Marriaga anotó un par de caídas en la segunda ronda, mientras que Cervera anotó una caída rápida en el tercer capítulo. El ataque al cuerpo de Marriaga fue demasiado, y Cervera eligió retirarse en su banquillo.

• Mykal “The Professor” Fox (20-1, 5 KOs) venció al medallista de oro olímpico en el 2016, Fazliddin “Fayzi” Gaibnazarov (7-1, 4 KOs) en un combate súperligero de 10 asaltos, ganando por 96-92 (x2) y 95-93. Fox tenía una ventaja de altura de casi nueve pulgadas y usó su jab zurdo y sus largos brazos para su ventaja.

• El prospecto súperligero Miguel Parra (17-1-1, 12 KOs) hizo un trabajo corto de David Morales (13-11,13 KOs), ya que Morales no pudo continuar después de la primera ronda. Parra ha ganado ocho peleas seguidas.

• Manny Guajardo (5-0, 0 KOs), nativo de Tucson, mantuvo vivo su récord invicto, superando a Jonathan Espino (2-4, 3 KOs) por decisión mayoritaria de cuatro asaltos (40-36, 39-37 y 38-38) en una pelea de peso medio.

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UFC ANNOUNCES Q3 AND Q4 2019 EVENT DATES

May 12, 2019

UFC® ANNOUNCES Q3 AND Q4 2019 EVENT DATES

ESPN+ and ESPN Television Networks to Present 22 UFC Events

 July to December 2019

Seven Pay-Per-View Events Available Exclusively through ESPN+

UFC, the world’s premier mixed martial arts organization, today announced the dates and distribution plans for UFC events in the third and fourth quarters 2019. The schedule is a continuation of the historic multi-year agreement between UFC and The Walt Disney Company’s Direct-To-Consumer & International segment and ESPN that makes ESPN+ and ESPN the exclusive media homes of UFC in the United States. The majority of Q3 and Q4 event locations will be announced at a later date.

ESPN+ is the multi-sport, direct-to-consumer video service from The Walt Disney Company’s Direct-to-Consumer and International (DTCI) segment and ESPN. It reached 2 million subscribers in less than a year and offers fans thousands of live events, on-demand content and original programming not available on ESPN’s linear TV or digital networks, along with premium editorial content.

Seven UFC Pay-Per-View events from July through December 2019 will be available through ESPN+ (U.S. only), including UFC 239 on Saturday, July 6; UFC 240, Saturday, July 27; UFC 241, Saturday, Aug. 17; UFC 242, Saturday, Sept. 7; UFC 243, Saturday, Oct. 5; UFC 244, Saturday, Nov. 2; and UFC 245, Saturday, Dec. 14.

ESPN+, the premium multi-sport, direct-to-consumer video service,will feature 11 third and fourth quarter events, beginning with “UFC Fight Night on ESPN+” on Saturday, July 13 in Sacramento, California. ESPN+ will also live stream Saturday UFC events on Aug. 10, Aug. 31, Sept. 14, Sept. 21, Sept. 28, Oct. 12, Oct. 26, Nov. 16, Nov. 23 and Dec. 21.

ESPN linear networks will air four events in the final two quarters of 2019, including three events on ESPN and one on ESPN2. The three “UFC Fight Night on ESPN” Saturday events will air on July 20, Aug. 3 and Dec. 7. ESPN2 will broadcast “UFC Fight Night on ESPN2” on Friday, Oct. 18.

DATEEVENT
July 3-7UFC INTERNATIONAL FIGHT WEEK (Las Vegas, NV)
Saturday, July 6UFC 239 (Las Vegas, NV)
Saturday, July 13UFC FIGHT NIGHT ON ESPN+ (Sacramento, CA)
Saturday, July 20UFC FIGHT NIGHT ON ESPN (San Antonio, TX)
Saturday, July 27UFC 240
Saturday, Aug. 3UFC FIGHT NIGHT ON ESPN
Saturday, Aug. 10UFC FIGHT NIGHT ON ESPN+
Saturday, Aug. 17UFC 241 (Anaheim, CA)
Saturday, Aug. 31UFC FIGHT NIGHT ON ESPN+
Saturday, Sept. 7UFC 242 (Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates)
Saturday, Sept. 14UFC FIGHT NIGHT ON ESPN+
Saturday, Sept. 21UFC FIGHT NIGHT ON ESPN+ (Mexico City, Mexico)
Saturday, Sept. 28UFC FIGHT NIGHT ON ESPN+
Saturday, Oct. 5UFC 243
Saturday, Oct. 12UFC FIGHT NIGHT ON ESPN+
Friday, Oct. 18UFC FIGHT NIGHT ON ESPN2
Saturday, Oct. 26UFC FIGHT NIGHT ON ESPN+
Saturday, Nov. 2UFC 244
Saturday, Nov. 16UFC FIGHT NIGHT ON ESPN+
Saturday, Nov. 23UFC FIGHT NIGHT ON ESPN+
Saturday, Dec. 7UFC FIGHT NIGHT ON ESPN
Saturday, Dec. 14UFC 245
Saturday, Dec. 21UFC FIGHT NIGHT ON ESPN+

The remaining locations, fight cards and ticket on-sale information will be announced at a later date.

All UFC pay-per-view events in the U.S. are now exclusively available through ESPN+. Starting in January 2019, ESPN+ and ESPN became the exclusive digital and linear distributors of UFC in the U.S., showcasing 42 live events, 30 of which will feature a full card of 12 UFC bouts. ESPN+, the premium multi-sport, direct-to-consumer subscription streaming service, will offer 23 exclusive events and all preliminary fights for “UFC Fight Night on ESPN+” programs in 2019. ESPN linear networks will broadcast 7 exclusive “UFC Fight Night on ESPN” events, as well as all UFC pay-per-view preliminary fights.

To subscribe to ESPN+, visit espnplus.com/ufc.

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About UFC®

UFC®, is the world’s premier mixed martial arts organization and the largest Pay-Per-View event provider in the world. UFC boasts more than 300 million fans worldwide, including 70 million social media followers across all of its digital platforms, and its programming is broadcast in over 170 countries and territories to one billion TV households worldwide in 40 different languages. UFC produces more than 40 live events annually and consistently sells out some of the world’s most prestigious arenas. Since 2001, UFC has been proudly headquartered in Las Vegas, supported by a network of employees around the world. UFC’s current roster of athletes features more than 570 men and women representing over 55 countries. UFC FIGHT PASS®, the world’s leading digital subscription service for combat sports, delivers exclusive live events, thousands of fights on-demand, and original content to fans around the world. UFC was acquired in 2016 by global sports, entertainment, and fashion leader Endeavor, along with strategic investors Silver Lake Partners and KKR, in what is among the largest transactions in sports history. For more information, visit UFC.com and follow UFC at Facebook.com/UFC, Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram: @UFC.

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Suspect Arrested, Charged in Missing Child Investigation

May 12, 2019
Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in the disappearance of a child reportedly abducted about 9 p.m. on Saturday (May 4).

The suspect, Derion Vence (b/m, 26), is charged with tampering with evidence in the 180th State District Court.  He is the step-father of missing 4-year-old Maleah Davis.  A photo of suspect Vence is not available at this time.  

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant J. Horn, Detective K. McDonald and Officer J. Escobar reported:

Suspect Vence reported to police that on May 4, he was en route to George Bush Intercontinental Airport when he heard a sound that made him think his silver Nissan Altima had a flat tire.  He pulled over on the Eastex Freeway (North U.S. Highway 59) near Greens Road.  Vence told police Maleah was then taken by three Hispanic males in their 30s, driving a 2010 blue Chevrolet crew cab pickup truck.  Due to injuries he said he suffered during the abduction, he reportedly lost consciousness for about 24 hours, regaining it on Sunday (May 5).  He said he found himself on foot in Sugar Land and walked to Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital for treatment.  He then reported Maleah missing.

Although Vence reported his silver Nissan Altima was taken in the abduction, surveillance video showed someone in that Nissan Altima dropped Vence off at the Methodist Sugar Land Hospital on May 5.

Also, blood evidence obtained from Vence’s apartment has been linked to Maleah.  Vence was also observed carrying a full laundry basket from the apartment.  

On Thursday, Vence’s silver Nissan Altima was recovered in Missouri City, Texas.  The laundry basket was found in the trunk of the Nissan along with a gas can.

Today (Saturday, May 11), members of the Gulf Coast Violent Offenders Task Force arrested Vence without incident at a relative’s home in Sugar Land.

Anyone with information on this case, the whereabouts of Maleah Davis, or who knows who sold the gas can (pictured below) to Vence is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

Any/all updates on this story will be disseminated on our HPD Twitt
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San Antonio boxer Mario Barrios brings undefeated record, KO streak to Fox

May 12, 2019
By John Whisler – www.expressnews.com (San Antonio, TX)
Undefeated super lightweight contender Mario Barrios has fought in some of the nation’s greatest venues on high-profile cards.
Now the 23-year-old San Antonio boxer, riding a streak of seven straight knockouts, is set to perform on arguably the biggest stage of his career when he takes on Juan Jose Velasco (20-1, 12 KOs) of Argentina on Saturday night (7 p.m.) at the EagleBank Arena in Fairfax, Va. Like all of Barrios’ fights, the bout will be televised. What’s different now is that this will be his first fight televised on Fox. Fox, which signed a four-year deal with Al Haymon’s Premier Boxing Champions series in September that would pay out more than $60 million annually, has been averaging nearly 1.6 million viewers in its five events so far with an available audience of 120 million. That’s a lot of eyeballs. Barrios has fought on Fox Sports 1 but never on Fox. “Nothing compares to the exposure you get on Fox,” said Barrios (23-0, 15 KOs), who has been training in the Bay Area for the past six weeks. “I’m excited to give the fans back home in San Antonio the opportunity to see me fight on the national stage.” The 10-round Barrios-Velasco fight will be part of a card headlined by unified and undefeated IBF and WBA super welterweight champion Jarrett Hurd (23-0, 16 KOs) defending his titles against Julian Williams (26-1-1, 16 KOs). The high-water mark in terms of viewership for PBC on Fox came Jan. 26 when a card headlined by Keith Thurman vs. Josesito Lopez at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., averaged 1.98 million viewers and peaked at 2.8 million. As part of the deal, Fox will air 10 marquee fight cards annually plus another 12 on FS1 and Fox Deportes. Perhaps more significantly, it marks the return of boxing to free, mainstream TV. PBC is high on Barrios’ future. “It won’t be long before he’s headlining his own show,” PBC spokesman Tim Smith said. “He has a fan-friendly style. And you got to love the way he’s made his way through all these divisions. The sky’s the limit for him. He has a lot of talent and personality. We just got to get him in a big show in San Antonio. “He’s been one of our busiest young guys. We’re real high on him.” A victory over Velasco would move Barrios a step closer to fighting for a world title.The WBA 140-pound champion is Regis Prograis (24-0, 20 KOs) of Houston. Prograis is coming off a sixth-round TKO of Kiryl Relikh (23-3, 19 KOs) of Belarus on April 27 in Lafayette, La. Barrios in ranked No. 1 by the WBA. In July, Prograis handed Velasco his only loss, an eighth-round TKO in New Orleans. “This is going to be a good measuring stick for Mario,” said Barrios’ manager, Luis de Cubas Jr. “(Velasco) gave Prograis one of his toughest fights.” “Everyone will compare what I do against Velasco with what Prograis did,” Barrios said. “That’s just part of the game. I’m going into this fight with bad intentions, with the goal to end the fight early.” De Cubas said he thinks Barrios, who began his pro career at 122 pounds, is continuing to grow and likely will wind up in the 147-pound welterweight division, long considered one of the glamour divisions of the sport. Currently it boasts such marquee names as Thurman, Manny Pacquiao, Shawn Porter, Errol Spence Jr., Terence Crawford, Danny Garcia and Amir Khan, among others.DeCubas wants to get Barrios a title at 140 first, however. Barrios just wants to keep winning. “Everyone can see I have the talent to be one of greats,” he said. “The spotlight is on me like never before so I have to be on my game at all times.” If he pulls it off, it’ll likely be the first of many appearances on Fox.   Continue Reading…
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City of Houston Activates Emergency Operations Center in Response to Potential for Severe Weather

May 12, 2019

HOUSTON – To monitor this week’s potential for severe weather, including street flooding, the City of Houston Office of Emergency Management (OEM) has activated the City’s Emergency Operations Center to Level III, Increased Readiness.

A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for the Houston region through 7 p.m. Saturday, May 11. Forecasted estimated rainfall totals are about 5 to 8 inches widespread, with isolated areas with 9 to 12 inches possible through the weekend.

Various City departments have been preparing for the potential of severe weather this week. This includes pre-staging barricades and high-water vehicles throughout Houston.

Houston OEM is maintaining contact with the National Weather Service and Harris County Flood Control District as additional storms approach Houston and begin impacting the area. OEM is also coordinating response activities and situational awareness with City departments and partner agencies.

In addition, the City of Houston has activated a Joint Information Center (JIC) to manage public information related to this week’s weather and the City’s response. JIC staff will provide weather updates and public safety messaging via AlertHoustonwww.houstonemergency.org, and OEM’s social media accounts: NextdoorTwitter,Facebook, and Instagram.

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