La Fiera Muestra Poderío en la Ida

May 17, 2019

Justo cuando parecía que América tenía todo controlado, que insistía en demasía ante el arco de León, La Fiera despertó y con una construcción certera de Rubens Sambueza, que definió José Juan Macías, sentenció la Ida de las Semifinales de la LIGA Bancomer MX entre estos dos equipos, a la espera de la resolución en la Vuelta, en la cancha de los esmeraldas.

El comienzo del encuentro fue ríspido, muy disputado, ambos equipos anularon sus ataques y evitaron hacerse daño. El Primer Tiempo ofreció escasas emociones, más allá de un par de embates por cada escuadrón. Sin embargo, el reinicio en el complemento brindó una versión más insistente de Las Águilas. 

Fue al minuto 69, cuando José Juan Macías definió de buena manera un embate construido por Rubens Sambueza, que instantes antes ya había dado muestra de su capacidad para hacerle daño al arco de Agustín Marchesín. El tanto le devolvió confianza a La Fiera, que volvía al partido. Victoria esmeralda.

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Antes del comienzo del encuentro, un cambio en la alineación de León le dio ingreso a Rubens Sambueza, en sustitución de José Iván Rodríguez. Aunque el Primer Tiempo careció de presencia ofensiva, en el complemento fue la válvula determinante para que León consiguiera una victoria frente al América. 

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Árbitros Convocados para la Copa Oro 2019 de Concacaf

May 17, 2019

Los árbitros estarán concentrados en Dallas, TX y viajarán a los partidos en las 17 sedes de la competencia
Miami (Viernes, 17 de mayo de 2019) – La Confederación de Norte, Centroamérica y el Caribe de Fútbol Asociación (Concacaf) anunció hoy a los árbitros y árbitros asistentes que han sido seleccionados para la Copa Oro 2019 de Concacaf. Los 48 oficiales tuvieron que completar varias evaluaciones y pruebas de condición física, para garantizar que pudieran ser considerados para la competencia de equipos nacionales más prestigiosa de Concacaf.

“Al preparar a nuestros árbitros élite para la competencia principal de selecciones nacionales de Concacaf, no hemos dejado ninguna piedra sin mover. El equipo de árbitros seleccionados representa lo mejor de nuestra Confederación en términos de conocimiento del fútbol, capacidad técnica y preparación física”, dijo el Director de Arbitraje de Concacaf, Brian Hall. “Acabamos de completar una capacitación previa al torneo de cinco días centrada en nuestro objetivo de preparar al equipo de árbitros por excelencia. Confiamos en que nuestros árbitros estarán preparados para tener un desempeño sobresaliente cuando la competencia comience el 15 de junio en el Rose Bowl de Los Angeles, California”.

Para ver la lista completa de árbitros, árbitros asistentes y asesores de árbitros, haga clic aquí.

Como parte del Memorando de Entendimiento con la Confederación Asiática de Fútbol (AFC), Concacaf también anunció que un trío de árbitros de Catar oficiará partidos durante el torneo de este verano.

“Después de una exitosa participación de los árbitros de Concacaf en la Copa Asiática 2019, nos enorgullece continuar colaborando con la AFC en nuestros torneos. Esta será la primera vez que un trío de árbitros de la AFC participará en una Copa Oro de Concacaf. Este intercambio complementa nuestros esfuerzos para elevar el nivel de arbitraje en Concacaf “, agregó Hall.

El Comité de Árbitros de Concacaf aprobó la lista de participantes, que fueron revisados y seleccionados por el Equipo Asesor Técnico de Árbitros de Concacaf, en un grupo regional de expertos en arbitraje. Este equipo incluye miembros del Programa Avanzado de Árbitros Talentosos (TARP). Los árbitros de TARP forman parte de la estrategia de desarrollo de la Confederación para brindar la oportunidad de trabajar con oficiales élite en preparación para futuras competiciones. Las asignaciones de árbitros para cada partido serán publicadas en el Centro de Medios de Concacaf antes de cada partido. 
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RUTHLESS’ ROMERO DUNO CAPTURES NABO LIGHTWEIGHT TITLE WITH VICTORY AGAINST JUAN ANTONIO ‘MOZO’ RODRIGUEZ

May 17, 2019

‘RUTHLESS’ ROMERO DUNO CAPTURES NABO LIGHTWEIGHT TITLE WITH VICTORY AGAINST JUAN ANTONIO ‘MOZO’ RODRIGUEZ
MANNY ‘CHATO’ ROBLES III RETAINS NABF FEATHERWEIGHT TITLE AGAINST RIGOBERTO HERMOSILLO IN CO-MAIN EVENT
THURSDAY, MAY 16 AT FANTASY SPRINGS RESORT CASINO

(ABOVE: Romero Duno captured the NABO Lightweight Title with a decision victory over Juan Antonio Rodriguez on  May 16 at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino)

Photo Credit: Tom Hogan-Hoganphotos/Golden Boy
INDIO, CALIF. (May 16, 2019)
: Filipino contender “Ruthless” Romero Duno (20-1, 15 KOs) of Cotabato, Philippines defeated Juan Antonio “Mozo” Rodriguez (30-8, 26 KOs) of Puebla, Mexico to capture the vacant NABO Lightweight Title via ninth-round technical split decision in the scheduled 10-round main event of the May 16 edition of the Golden Boy DAZN Thursday Night Fights at Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio, California. Duno won with scores of 85-84 and 86-83, while one judge scored the fight 85-84 for Rodriguez. The fights were streamed live on RingTV.com and on Facebook Watch via the Golden Boy Fight Night Page. The series is also available on regional sports networks around the nation.
“I feel good. Thank you so much to everyone who came,” said Romero Duno. “I want to thank my opponent and his team. This was a great fight. I don’t know why, but when Mexicans and Filipinos fight, we always fight hard and strong. We fight tough. In my next fight, I would fight anyone. It all depends on my promoters.”
“The referee asked me if I could see,” said Juan Antonio Rodriguez. “I said that it was hard for me to see, so they stopped the fight. I didn’t have enough time to prepare, but that doesn’t effect what happened. The better man won tonight. After all the head-butts and low blows, I guess the better man won.”In the co-main event, Manny “Chato” Robles III (18-0, 8 KOs) of Los Angeles, Calif. defeated Rigoberto Hermosillo (11-1-1, 8 KOs) of Guadalajara, Mexico via majority decision in a 10-round slugfest for the NABF Featherweight Title. Robles won with scores of 97-92 and 96-93, while one judge scored it 95-94 for Hermosillo.
“Rigoberto Hermosillo was a tough opponent,” said Manny Robles III. “I take my hat off to him. But I felt I got the victory. I landed harder shots, and I landed more throughout the fight. I was smarter in there than he was.”
Genaro “El Conde” Gamez (9-0, 6 KOs) of San Diego, Calif. beat Daniel Evangelista (20-10-2, 16 KOs) of Mexico City, Mexico in the first round of an eight-round super lightweight fight. Gamez won via knockout with time 2:43 of the aforementioned round.
“I feel happy, said Genaro Gamez. “I feel excited. I got the knockout. We don’t usually go for it but we got it. Of course I can still make 135 if there’s a championship fight. There were personal things in the past, and that’s why I was inactivate. But that’s behind me, and I’m coming back stronger.”
Carlos “The Solution” Morales (18-4-3, 7 KOs) of Los Angeles, Calif. defeated Pedro Navarrete (30-24-3, 19 KOs) of San Diego, Calif. via knockout in a scheduled eight-round lightweight bout. Morales stopped Navarrete at 2:02 of the fifth round.
Sean “Sugar Rush” Garcia (4-0, 2 KOs) of Victorville, Calif. scored a second-round technical knockout victory against Martin Cardona (26-20, 18 KOs) of Tucson, Arizona in a scheduled four-round featherweight battle. The fight was stopped at the end of the aforementioned round after Cardona refused to leave his stool to continue.
“This is great. I’ve been waiting for this moment for a long time,” said Sean Garcia. “I’m ready for a promoter to take my career to the next level.”
Dihul Olguin (14-12-3 9 KOs) of Guadalajara, Mexico beat Tenochtitlan “T-Dog” Nava (7-2, 1 KOs) of Los Angeles, Calif. via majority decision in a six-round super featherweight fight. Olguin won with scores of 56-58 and 55-59, while one judge scored it a 57-57 draw.
“I’m proud for having scored a victory,” said Dihul Olguin. “I won this fight with a broken hand. I’m proud that I could get the win with just one hand.”
Kevin Anton (1-0, 1 KOs) of Palmdale, Calif. defeated Lashawn Alcocks (1-6) of Queens, New York via knockout in the second round of a welterweight fight originally scheduled for four rounds. Anton won with a time of :53 seconds of the aforementioned round.
“It feels amazing to make my pro debut,” said Kevin Anton. “It’s been a long time coming. We’re finally here, and we’re going to make some noise.”
Duno vs Rodriguez was a 10-round lightweight fight for the vacant NABO Lightweight Title presented by Golden Boy in association with Sanman Boxing and Don Chargin & Paco Presents. The event was sponsored by Tecate “THE OFFICIAL BEER OF BOXING.”The fights took place on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif. 

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U.S. U-17 Men’s National Team 1, Mexico 2 AET – 2019 Concacaf U-17 Championship

May 17, 2019

USA BATTLES HARD BUT FALLS TO MEXICO 2-1 IN EXTRA TIME OF 2019 CONCACAF U-17 CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL

Valiant Effort Sees USA Finish Runner-Up at Confederation Championship After Qualifying for a Record 17th FIFA U-17 World Cup

BRADENTON, Fla. (May 16, 2019)-The U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team went the distance, but ultimately fell to Mexico 2-1 in extra time of the 2019 Concacaf U-17 Championship Final. With the result, the USA finishes as runner-up at the tournament, but comes away having qualified for a record 17th FIFA U-17 World Cup, which it will contest later this year in Brazil.

A frenetic first half played out from the opening whistle in front of a fervent pro-Mexico crowd at a near-capacity IMG Academy Soccer Stadium. The teams flew back and forth in the early-going, with both sides finding opportunities. Captain Gio Reyna and Gianluca Busio, the USA’s leading scorers at the tournament, catalyzed a number of dangerous attacks up the left wing and frequently threatened Mexico goalkeeper Eduardo Garcia.

Creating a number of goals directly from or in the aftermath of restarts throughout the tournament, the USA’s opening goal came in the mayhem following a corner kick. After Mexico’s initial attempted clearance, Reyna put another ball into the box, which found the head of Busio and bounced to the outstretched foot of center back Tayvon Gray. He flicked it to Griffin Yow at the near post, who tucked his header home for the game’s first goal in the ninth minute.

Mexico responded just eight minutes later, as Efrain Alvarez chipped a pass just over the top of the USA defense to find Santiago Muñoz streaking into the box. His header to the far post got past U.S. ‘keeper Damian Las to equalize for Mexico.

With the game tied, the USA started to take control of the tempo and possession, enjoying a number of extended spells in El Trí territory. While Mexico put together a few spurts of attack, by and large it was the USA working the ball around the attacking half and threatening inside the final third, as a number of shots from Busio and Reyna went off the woodwork and Garcia was forced into action. At the halftime whistle, the USA held over 60 percent of possession and outshot Mexico 15-3 as the U.S. front line — Reyna, Alfonso Ocampo-Chavez and Yow – continued to spark chances.

A renewed Mexico side came out after the break, buoyed by two halftime substitutions, and put Las and the U.S. back line a bit more to work while making life more difficult for the U.S. attack. El Tri threatened on a number of close-range free kick opportunities and streaking headers in the box, coming close to a winner in the 89th minute. A free kick from the right deflected in the area and rose to find Israel Luna who nodded it past Las and off the cross bar, before Victor Guzman’s follow-up header went over the goal.

That missed chance brought about extra time, where both teams found good spells of possession through the first frame, though couldn’t break through.

With a shootout looming, Mexico’s decisive goal would come in the 108th minute when Bryan Gonzalez received a pass up the left, broke towards the box and centered for Luna, whose one-time effort beat Las from close range.

Four U.S. players were named to the 2019 Concacaf U-17 Championship Best XI: Gianluca Busio, Kobe Hernandez, Daniel Leyva and Gio Reyna. The USA also received the tournament’s Fair Play Award.

Having qualified for a record 17th FIFA U-17 World Cup, Raphael Wicky’s side finished as runner-up at the tournament, going 6-1-0, while outscoring opponents 28-5 and keeping clean sheets in four of seven matches. The team next sets its sights on competing at the 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Brazil later this year.

Goal Scoring Rundown: 
USA – Griffin Yow (Tayvon Gray), 9th minute: After Mexico made an initial clearance off of a corner kick, Gio Reyna collected the ball just outside the box, and served another ball in. A leaping effort from Gianluca Busio saw him get a head on the ball at the near post, and it flew across goal, where Gray stretched out to get a toe on it. He poked it up to Yow at the opposite side of the net, where his header tucked the ball inside the post for the game’s opening goal. USA 1, MEX 0

MEX – Santiago Muñoz (Efrain Alvarez), 17th minute: Finding space on the move upfield, Efrain Alvarez chipped a pass just over a jumping U.S. defender to Santiago Muñoz on the run down the left wing. The forward met the ball with a header to the far post to equalize for Mexico. USA 1, MEX 1.

MEX – Israel Luna (Bryan Gonzalez), 108th minute: With penalties looming, Mexico broke through. Gonzalez received a ball up the left and broke towards the box before centering a low ball for Luna at the back post. Las got a piece of the attacker’s one-time effort, but it crept over the line. USA 1, MEX 2 FINAL.

Key Defensive Stops 
MEX – Eduardo Garcia, 37th minute: After a misplayed clearance by Mexico fell to Busio at the top of the box, he fired a shot on goal, but Mexico goalkeeper Eduardo Garcia was well-positioned to make the save. The deflection fell right to Reyna, who hit another shot on target, but Garcia recovered well to make another save.

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

Match: U.S. U-17 Men’s National Team vs. Mexico 
Date: May 16, 2019 
Competition: 2019 U-17 Concacaf Championship – Final 
Venue: IMG Academy; Bradenton, Florida 
Attendance: 700 
Kickoff: 7:30 p.m. ET 
Weather: 78 degrees; partly cloudy

Scoring Summary: 1  2 OT1   OT2   
USA                          1  0    0        0     1 
MEX                         1  0    0        1      2

USA – Griffin Yow                                       9th minute 
MEX – Santiago Muñoz (Efrain Álvarez)    17 
MEX – Israel Luna (Bryan Gonz’alez)        108

Lineups: 
USA: 1-Damian Las; 2-Joseph Scally,14-Tayvon Gray, 5-Kobe Hernandez-Foster, 3-Adam Armour (15-John Tolkin, 105); 6-Daniel Ulises Leyva, 16-Adam Saldana (20-Gilbert Fuentes, 116), 7-Gianluca Busio; 11-Griffin Yow (9-Ricardo Daniel Pepi, 70), 19-Alfonso Ocampo-Chavez (17-Tyler Freeman, 86), 10-Giovanni Reyna (capt.) 
Substitutes not used: 12-Chituru Odunze, 4-Axel Alejandre, 8-Bryang Kayo, 13-Mauricio Cuevas, 18-Jack De Vries 
Head Coach: Raphael Wicky

MEX: 1-Eduardo Garcia, 13-Emilio Lara, 5-Rafael Martinez, 2-Jose Ruiz, 3-Victor Guzman, 11-Bryan Gonzalez, 6-Eugenio Pizzuto (capt.) (15-Edgar Martinez, 51), 10-Israel Luna, 16-Kevin Mariscal (8-Kevin Ortega, 109), 18-Efrain Alvarez (7-Luis Gustavo Martinez, 46), 19-Santiago Muñoz (9-Leonardo Correa, 81) 
Substitutes not used: 14-Abraham Flores, 17-Luis Carlos Martinez, 12-Arturo Delgado, 20-Bruce El Mesmari 
Head coach: Marco Antonio Ruiz

Stats Summary: USA / MEX 
Shots: 29 / 18 
Shots on Goal: 8 / 5 
Saves: 3 / 7 
Corner Kicks: 11 / 3 
Fouls: 17 / 12 
Offside: 0 / 2

Misconduct Summary: 
MEX – Luis Gustavo Martínez (caution) 60th minute 
USA – Adam Armour (caution) 87 
MEX – Israel Luna (caution) 119

Officials: 
Referee: Daneon Parchment (JAM) 
Assistant Referee 1: Nicholas Anderson (JAM) 
Assistant Referee 2: Kedlee Powell (CAY) 
4th Official: Juan Gabriel Calderon (CRC)

– ussoccer.com –

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Presentan Charros de Jalisco y SSAS programa “Picha, cacha y ponte a batear”

May 17, 2019

Presentan Charros de Jalisco y SSAS programa “Picha, cacha y ponte a batear”

Picha, cacha y ponte a batear, transformando vidas, es un proyecto de Charros de Jalisco en conjunto con la Secretaría del Sistema de Asistencia Social, dirigido a niñas, niños y adolescentes en condiciones de desigualdad, que tiene como objetivo mejorar su calidad de vida a través de la disciplina, la constancia y los deseos de superación mediante la práctica del béisbol en la Escuela Charros de Jalisco.

“Este ‘proyecto Picha, Cacha y Ponte a batear’ nace con el propósito de fomentar nuevos estilos de vida y ofrecer oportunidades de desarrollo impulsando una serie de actividades para los menores de edad que se encuentran en los distintos albergues y casas hogar de nuestro estado”, manifestó Anna Bárbara Casillas García, Coordinadora del Gabinete de Desarrollo Social.

Por su parte, el Gobernador del Estado de Jalisco, Enrique Alfaro Ramírez, dijo lo siguiente: “quedamos que íbamos a apoyar en todo lo que pudiéramos para que ese esfuerzo que inició hace algunos año tenga continuidad y pueda llegar a un nivel y a un alcance como hoy se está logrando”. 

Son cerca de 250 niñas, niños y adolescentes que integran el proyecto, quienes fueron seleccionados a través de DIF municipales y son provenientes de familias de escasos recursos, albergues o han sido captados gracias a la intervención del programa de Situación de Calle.

En su mensaje hacia los nuevos elementos de la Escuela albiazul, el Presidente del Consejo de Administración de Charros de Jalisco, Salvador Quirarte Villaseñor, comentó lo siguiente: “para nosotros es un gran gusto que todos ustedes participen en la Academia de Charros, el deporte es un tema muy importante en pro del tejido social y Charros está comprometido en ayudar a todos los niños de diversos lugares del estado”.

La transversalidad de este proyecto es clave para alcanzar los objetivos; la organización de Charros de Jalisco lleva el peso fuerte de este proyecto, ya que aporta uniformes y alimentos, así como la capacitación del deporte en los niños, mientras que CODE se encarga del entrenamiento de los seleccionados y DIF Jalisco coordina los traslados y atención a las familias a través de sus programas sociales.

Finalmente, el Director de la Oficina de Presidencia para la Promoción y Desarrollo del Beisbol en México, Edgar González, aseguro que “la idea del Presidente con estas escuelas es que anteriormente era beisbol o escuela, y hoy queremos que sea beisbol y escuela en conjunto, donde el muchacho estudie secundaria y preparatoria para que aspire a tener una beca en universidad y así tener opciones de llegar a Grandes Ligas.

Es importante señalar que Charros de Jalisco hará una inversión de $1’380,000 a lo largo de todo el año, buscando que los deportistas de la Escuela tengan las condiciones adecuadas para desarrollarse en lo deportivo, social, alimenticio y académico.

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Richard Commey to Defend Lightweight World Title Against Former Champion Ray Beltran on ESPN

May 17, 2019

June 28: Richard Commey to Defend Lightweight World Title Against Former Champion Ray Beltran

Live on ESPN and ESPN Deportes from Pechanga Resort Casino
Carlos Adames-Patrick Day 154-pound clash to serve as co-feature
TICKETS ON SALE NOW 

Something has to give. IBF lightweight world champion Richard Commey is one of the division’s biggest punchers. For his first title defense, he’ll face a rugged ex-champion who hasn’t been knocked out in more than a decade.

Commey will defend his belt against former WBO lightweight world champion Ray Beltran in the Top Rank on ESPN main event Friday, June 28 at Pechanga Resort Casino in Temecula, California. In the 10-round co-feature, undefeated Dominican puncher Carlos “Caballo Bronco” Adames will defend his NABO and NABF 154-pound belts against Patrick Day.

Commey-Beltran and Adames-Day will be televised live on ESPN and ESPN Deportes at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT. The undercard will stream live on ESPN+, the leading multi-sport streaming service, beginning at 7:30 p.m. ET/4:30 p.m. PT.

Promoted by Top Rank, in association with DiBella Entertainment, tickets for this world championship event priced at $149, $129, $79, $59, and $29 are on sale now and can be purchased online at Ticketmaster.com, charge by phone at 800-745-3000 or in person at the Pechanga Resort Casino box office.

“I’m honored to be headlining an ESPN show as a world champion and to be fighting former world champion Ray Beltran, whom I have the utmost respect for,” Commey said. “This is an opportunity for me to show the American public that I’m here to become the undisputed lightweight champion of the world. The path is set, and come June 28, I’ll be ready to rock ‘n’ roll.”

“I’m excited about this fight with Richard Commey. I’ve been the WBO champion, and I intend to be the IBF champion on June 28,” Beltran said. “I expect a tough fight, but that’s the kind of fight I like. We are both very experienced, so it will come down to who is willing to lay his heart on the line that night. After losing my title to Jose Pedraza, I think some people thought I was done, but I always come back and prove that I belong. I’m excited to announce that Freddie Roach is back in my corner after all these years. When I was working with Manny Pacquiao, I saw what Freddie can do, both in camp and in the corner. I’m grateful to Top Rank and ESPN for having me back. The only thing I want for my birthday (July 23) is the IBF world title.”

“Richard Commey, the pride of Ghana, is a physically imposing, hard-punching lightweight champion,” said Lou DiBella, Commey’s promoter. “We’re thrilled that his first defense will be a high-profile fight against tenacious former world champion Ray Beltran. Richard wants to be a unified champion and a star. On June 28, he has an opportunity to raise his profile worldwide.”

Commey (28-2, 25 KOs) blew away Isa Chaniev via second-round TKO Feb. 2 in Frisco, Texas, to win the vacant IBF world title. He had previously challenged Robert Easter Jr. for that belt, dropping a razor-thin split decision in September 2016. His only other loss came via split decision less than three months later to Denis Shafikov in Shafikov’s home country of Russia. Since then, he has won four in a row and is fully recovered from a right knuckle injury suffered during the Chaniev fight. A proud native of Accra, Ghana, Commey hails from the same neighborhood that produced former world champions Ike Quartey, Joshua Clottey, David Kotey, Alfred Kotey, Joseph Agbeko and the legendary Azumah Nelson.

Beltran (36-8-1, 22 KOs), the former sparring partner to the stars, realized his world championship dreams in February 2018, besting Paulus Moses by unanimous decision to win the WBO lightweight world title. His title reign was short-lived, as he was defeated by Jose Pedraza via unanimous decision last August. Beltran rebounded from that setback, returning in February to knock out then-unbeaten 140-pound contender Hiroki Okada in the ninth round.

Adames (17-0, 14 KOs) has won three straight bouts by knockout since electing to campaign at 154 pounds. A former amateur star from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Adames grew up with 35 siblings and turned to the sport at the age of 12 after an older brother took him to a gym. In his last bout, April 20 on the Terence Crawford-Amir Khan undercard, he blew away perennial contender Frank Galarza in four rounds. Day (17-2-1, 6 KOs), from Freeport, New York, has won six in a row, including two wins against previously unbeaten fighters. He made a statement Feb. 2 in Frisco, Texas, outboxing Ismail Iliev (11-0-1 at the time) over 10 rounds.

“This fight represents a big step in the right direction for me and my career,” Adames said. “I am thrilled with this opportunity, and as I have always promised to my people of the Dominican Republic, I will be the next world champion from the island and the new face of Dominican boxing.”

“Time to show the world who Pat Day is,” Day said. “These are the fights I dreamed of on my way to top 10 contention. Now that I am here, I intend to advance to a world title. I respect what Carlos brings to the table, but he has never fought a guy like me. I am focused on winning and looking good doing it.”

The action-packed ESPN+ stream will include the following bouts:

  • Saul “Neno” Rodriguez (23-0-1, 17 KOs) will take on Miguel Angel “Miguelito” Gonzalez (24-4, 21 KOs) in a super featherweight bout scheduled for 10 rounds. Rodriguez has notched a pair of knockout wins since returning from a nearly two-year layoff.
  • Middleweight prospect Tyler Howard (17-0, 11 KOs) will face the upset-minded Manny “Shake Em’ Up Woods (16-8-1, 6 KOs) in an eight-rounder.
  • Ruben Rodriguez (6-0, 2 KOs), a 22-year-old super lightweight prospect from Indio, California, will fight Vicente Morales (2-2-2, 1 KO) in a six-rounder.
  • Raymond Muratalla (7-0, 5 KOs) will look to extend his knockout streak to three against Javier Martinez (4-6, 3 KOs) in a lightweight fight scheduled for six rounds. 
  • Super featherweight sensation Christopher “The Boy” Zavala (4-0, 2 KOs) will fight Prisco Marquez (4-0-1, 1 KO) in a four-rounder.
  • Middleweight prospect David “Lion of Zion” Kaminsky (4-0, 2 KOs), an 18-year-old from Israel, will face veteran Osbaldo Gonzalez (6-4, 4 KOs) in a four-rounder.
  • 2016 Australian Olympian Daniel Lewis (1-0, 1 KO) will see action in a six-round middleweight contest in his Top Rank debut.
  • Super lightweight prospect Elvis Rodriguez (2-0, 2 KOs) will face an opponent to be named in a four-rounder.

For more information, visit: www.toprank.comwww.espn.com/boxing; Facebook:facebook.com/trboxing; Twitter: twitter.com/trboxing.

Sign-up to ESPN+ at www.espnplus.com.

Use the hashtags #CommeyBeltran and #AdamesDay to join the conversation on social media.

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Books Alive! 10th Annual Children’s Book Celebration

May 17, 2019


WHAT:The Houston Public Library (HPL) is excited to invite children and teens to its 10th Annual Books Alive! Children’s Book Celebration. Families will  enjoy a day of entertaining activities including an author presentation, performances, interactive demonstrations, prizes, games, and much more. All activities are free! For more details visit: www.houstonlibrary.org or call      832-393-1313.                        
Join the Books Alive! 10th Annual 
Children’s Book Celebration  

12:00 PM – 1:15 PMLarge group talk/presentation with children’s book author  Mac Barnett. Book sales & book signing by Blue Willow Bookshop in Gallery area. 
1 PM – 3:30 PM  
Exciting fun activities, games, craftsWHEN:Saturday, May 18, 2019 | 12 PM – 3 PM
 WHERE:Central Library | Barbara Bush Literacy Plaza 500 McKinney St., 77002
832-393-1313ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:About Children’s Book Author
Mac Barnett

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Persons of Interest Sought in Fatal Shooting at 3800 West 12th Street

May 17, 2019
Houston police are asking for the public’s help in identifying two persons of interest wanted for questioning in the fatal shooting of a man found at 3800 West 12th Street about 7:20 a.m. on April 26.  

The persons of interest, who are not charged at this time, are described only as two Hispanic males.  Surveillance photos of the males are attached to this news release.  

The victim, Mauro Martinez Barron, 24, was pronounced dead at the scene.  

HPD Homicide Division Detectives G. Sullivan and M. Condon reported:  

HPD patrol officers responded to the above address after a passer-by discovered a male unresponsive and lying in a ditch.  He was bound and had been shot multiple times.  Paramedics responded to the scene and pronounced him deceased. 

An autopsy by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences identified the victim as Martinez Barron.  A preliminary investigation indicated family members’ last contact with Martinez Barron was on April 23.  He was then reported missing on April 24.  Further investigation developed information on two persons of interest, who remain unidentified at this time.   

Anyone with information on the identities of the persons of interest or in 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 January Death of Infant

May 17, 2019
Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in the death of a baby girl at a hospital at 1635 North Loop West about 4:20 a.m. on January 30.

The suspect, Adrian Lizcano (H/m, 21), is charged with murder in the 232nd State District Court for his role in the death of his daughter, 15 days old.  A booking photo of Lizcano is attached to this news release.

HPD Homicide Division Officers J. Flores and A. Turner reported:

Officers were dispatched to Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital at the above address regarding a deceased baby.  Hospital staff discovered the infant had several injuries, including bleeding to the brain and skull fractures described as being non-accidental. 
 
On Wednesday (May 15), the baby’s father, Lizcano, was charged with murder.  He was arrested today (May 16) without incident.
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