El cuerpo técnico de Tomás Boy

May 31, 2019

Con la intención de fortalecer su equipo de trabajo para que el Guadalajara pueda alcanzar las metas trazadas para el Torneo de Apertura 2019, Tomás Boy incorporará a 2 elementos a su cuerpo técnico, con quienes ya ha laborado en anteriores proyectos.

José Luis Malibrán y Joaquín ‘Quino’ Moreno continuarán como sus auxiliares y a esta función se sumará Claudio Boy, quien estuvo con él en su etapa en Cruz Azul. Además, Sergio Martín, quien ha acompañado a Tomás durante gran parte de su carrera en el banquillo (Monarcas, Monterrey, Puebla, Veracruz, Atlas y Cruz Azul) será el preparador físico, tarea en la que contará con el apoyo de Armando ‘Picus’ Camacho, y como entrenador de porteros se mantendrá Luis Valls.


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May 31, 2019


Culmination of 2018-19 Academy Season Set for July 8-11

CHICAGO (May 29, 2019)-The Orange County Great Park in Irvine, Calif. will host the 2019 Development Academy Championships from July 8-11. The Academy Championships serve as the finale of the season as national champions will be crowned for boys at the U-16/17 and U-18/19 age group as well as girls at the U-15 and U-16/17 age groups.

“Creating the best possible environment for players, coaches and referees is critical for performance and development,” said Jared Micklos, Director of Youth National Teams. “We identified Great Park as an ideal facility in a great location that will meet the needs of our athletes and create an enjoyable atmosphere for fans and spectators. We are excited to partner with a Development Academy club and a professional team in Irvine to showcase the top level of youth soccer and grow the game in our country.” 

The OC Great Park Sports Complex features 25 pristine soccer fields, highlighted by the Championship Soccer Stadium. The Stadium can hold 2,500 spectators and includes full locker rooms and training facilities as well as concessions and an upper-level viewing deck for spectators. The Stadium serves as home to USL Championship club Orange County SC and their youth Academy club while Academy club Strikers FC also hosts games at the Great Park Sports Complex.

OC Great Park’s selection as host for the Academy Championship comes after a thorough search process for the best possible venue. Irvine offers moderate July temperatures and little humidity, with an average high of 84 degrees and an average low of 63. The facility is located about 45 miles southeast of Los Angeles.

“Irvine is proud to host the U.S. Soccer Development Academy Championships at the Orange County Great Park,” said Christina L. Shea, Mayor of the City of Irvine. “The professional-level quality of our facilities matches the high caliber of the players participating in this championship event.”

The final four teams in the Academy Playoffs from the Boys’ U-16/17 and U-18/19 age groups as well as the Girls’ U-15 and U-16/17 age groups will advance to the Academy Championships in Irvine. Development Academy travel partner Anthony Travel will assist all participating clubs with travel and housing needs for the Academy Championships.

Last season, Seattle Sounders FC U-16/17 and New York City FC U-18/19 took home the Boys’ Academy titles while FC Dallas U-15 and Real Colorado U-16/17 won the inaugural Girls’ Academy Championships.

Southern California represents a prominent market in the Development Academy, as 11 Boys’ clubs at the U-15, U-16/17 and U-18/19 levels as well as 11 Girls’ clubs call the area home. Events are a cornerstone of the Academy program. Held seasonally in the fall, winter, spring and summer, Showcase events feature competition between the top teams nationwide, while the Academy Championship stages semifinals and finals for the best of the best to compete for four national championships.

This year’s Boys’ Summer Showcase and Playoffs, which will determine the field for the Academy Championships, will be held from June 17-25, while the Girls’ event will be held June 20-29. The events will be held concurrently at the SoCal Sports Complex in Oceanside, Calif. A playoff draw will be held for the boys on June 5 and for girls on June 12. For the U-15 Boys and U-18/19 Girls, Academy national champions will be crowned at the Summer Showcase in Oceanside.

Following a comprehensive review of elite player development in the United States and around the world, U.S. Soccer created the Development Academy in 2007, subsequently growing the program year over year. In Fall 2017, the Academy expanded its programming to include the Girls’ Development Academy.

The Academy focuses on positively impacting everyday club environments to maximize youth player development across the country. The Academy’s philosophy is based on increased training and fewer but more meaningful games using international rules of competition.

Entering its 13th year in 2019-20, the Academy season will be comprised of teams across five age groups in the Boys’ program: U-13, U-14, U-15, U-16/17 and U-18/19, and five age groups in the Girls’ program: U-14, U-15, U-16, U-17 and U-18/19. 

– ussoccer.com –

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Jesse Hart-Sullivan Barrera Light Heavyweight Clash Set for Fury-Schwarz Co-Feature at MGM Grand

May 31, 2019


Fury-Schwarz and Hart-Barrera to stream LIVE and exclusively on ESPN+ starting at 10 p.m. EST/7 p.m. PST

Mikaela Mayer, Guido Vianello and Sonny Conto to see action on ESPN2/ESPN Deportes undercard broadcast beginning at 7:00 p.m. EST/4:00 p.m. PST

Tickets starting at $50 available now at AXS.com

LAS VEGAS (May 29, 2019) — Jesse “Hollywood” Hart and Sullivan Barrera understand high stakes and are coming to Las Vegas, intent on cashing in with a potential world title shot on the line. Hart and Barrera will square off in a 10-round light heavyweight bout Saturday, June 15 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

Hart-Barrera will serve as the co-feature to lineal heavyweight champion Tyson Fury’s title defense against unbeaten German challenger Tom Schwarz.

Fury-Schwarz and Hart-Barrera will stream live in the United States exclusively on ESPN+ — the leading multi-sport streaming service – beginning at 10 p.m. EST/7 p.m. PST.

The undercard will be televised on ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes beginning at 7:00 p.m. EST/4:00 p.m. PST and will showcase undefeated 2016 Olympian Mikaela Mayer (10-0, 4 KOs), who will fight former world title challenger Lizbeth Crespo (13-4, 3 KOs) in a 10-round super featherweight bout.

Promoted by Top Rank, in association with Frank Warren’s Queensberry Promotions and SES Boxing, tickets priced at $500, $300, $100 and $50 are on sale now can be purchased online through axs.com, charge by phone at 866-740-7711 or in person at any MGM Resorts box office.

On June 15, I’m coming to knock him out,” Hart said. “I refuse to lose. This is a legacy fight. I want the big names. I need a big name, and Barrera is the name. I don’t want to just win and coast to some boring decision. I’m coming to prove to the world that I can fight with these bigger guys. After I knock Barrera out, I’m coming for all the champions. The light heavyweights better watch out because ‘Hollywood’ Hart is here.”

“I am excited to face Jesse Hart, a great fighter who has also been in there with world champions,” Barrera said. “This is a must-win fight. Simple as that. Camp has been great for me, and I am looking forward to June 15. It’s going to be a great card, and I am going to show everyone in Las Vegas and watching on ESPN+ what I’m truly made of.”

Hart (25-2, 21 KOs) had two cracks at the WBO super middleweight world title, losing a pair of close decisions to longtime champion Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez. The Ramirez rematch, which took place last December in Corpus Christi, Texas, was a bruising affair that saw Hart rally in the second half before losing a majority decision. Eleven of Hart’s last 12 victories have come via knockout, and he hopes to carry that power up to the light heavyweight ranks. The Philadelphia native fought on the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Manny Pacquiao undercard in 2015 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, knocking out Mike Jimenez in six rounds.

Barrera (22-2, 14 KOs), from Cuba, defected to the United States in 2009 and turned pro later that year. The Miami-based bruiser won the first 17 bouts of his career before dropping a decision to pound-for-pound great Andre Ward. A perennial contender, Barrera holds victories over Joe Smith Jr., Vyacheslav Shabranskyy, Karo Murat and former super middleweight world champion Jeff Lacy. He challenged Dmitry Bivol for a light heavyweight world title last year and fought valiantly before being stopped in the 12th and final round.

Mayer is one of female boxing’s rising stars and has dominated her opposition as a professional. She went 6-0 in 2018, winning the NABF belt on August 25 with a shutout decision over the previously undefeated Vanessa Bradford. She made her 2019 debut February 15 in Hinckley, Minnesota, outclassing Yareli Larios over eight rounds. Crespo fought IBF featherweight world champion Jennifer Han in February 2018, dropping a tightly contested unanimous decision.

“It’s been a dream of mine to see women fighting alongside marquee names like Tyson Fury, and I’m grateful to be fighting at the MGM Grand on June 15,” Mayer said. “There’s still a lot the world hasn’t seen when it comes to my style and I’m ready to show everyone something special.”

In addition to Mayer-Crespo, the ESPN2/ESPN Deportes undercard broadcast will also include the following fights:

  • Guido “The Gladiator” Vianello (3-0, 3 KOs), a 6-foot-6 heavyweight who represented his native Italy at the 2016 Rio Olympics, will return in a six-rounder.
  • Featherweight Isaac Lowe (17-0-3, 6 KOs), a stablemate of Fury’s, will fight an opponent to be named in a 10-rounder.
  • Top super middleweight prospect Cem “Champ” Kilic (13-0, 8 KOs) will see action in an eight-rounder against an opponent to be determined.
  • Sonny Conto (2-0, 2 KOs), as big-punching heavyweight from Philadelphia, will make his Las Vegas debut in a four-rounder. Conto’s two professional fights — both first-round knockouts — have lasted a total of 3:30.
  • German heavyweight prospect Peter Kadiru (3-0, 1 KO) will fight an opponent to be named in a six-rounder.

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May 31, 2019

Las Vegas – The Golden 1 Center in Sacramento prepares to host its second UFC event as the promotion returns to the capital of California for the first time in over two years on July 13. The show will feature an action-packed card with top contenders and hometown favorites in what will be a can’t-miss night for fight fans. The main event is still to be announced.

UFC FIGHT NIGHT ON ESPN+® will stream live from Golden 1 Center exclusively on ESPN+ at 5 p.m. PT on Saturday, July 13 (in both English and Spanish), with the prelims kicking off at 2 p.m. PT. Doors open at 1 p.m. PT.

Sacramento’s own Team Alpha Male will have a strong presence on this card, as longtime members Josh EmmettAndre Fili and Darren Elkins, among others, will look to put on impressive performances in front of their hometown fans. No. 8 ranked featherweight contender Emmett (14-2, fighting out of Sacramento, Calif.) looks to work his way back into the top-5 rankings by taking out No. 9 ranked Mirsad Bektic(13-1, fighting out of Montreal, Quebec, Canada). Fan favorite Fili (19-6, fighting out of Sacramento, Calif.) competes at home for the first time in over six years as he battles Brazilian standout Sheymon Moraes(11-3, fighting out of Los Angeles, Calif.). No. 14 ranked featherweight Elkins (25-7, fighting out of Portage, Ind.) aims to bounce back into the win column by being the first person to KO Jiu Jitsu phenom Ryan Hall(7-1, fighting out of Falls Church, Va.).

Announced bouts on the card include:

  • No. 11 ranked women’s strawweight contender Cynthia Calvillo (8-1, fighting out of Sacramento, Calif.) looks to defend her spot in the rankings against former Invicta FC strawweight champion Livinha Souza (12-1, fighting out of Sao Paulo, Brazil)
  • Exciting lightweights clash as Beneil Dariush(16-4-1, fighting out of Yorba Linda, Calif.) and Drakker Klose(10-1, fighting out of Glendale, Ariz.) both aim to extend their win streaks to three-in-a-row
  • Olympic wrestling silver medalist and No. 10 ranked women’s bantamweight contender Sara McMann (11-5, fighting out of Gaffney, S.C.) returns to action against former UFC women’s flyweight champion Nicco Montano (5-2, fighting out of Albuquerque, N.M.)
  • International middleweights hunt for their first wins of 2019 as Marvin Vettori(12-4-1, fighting out of Mezzocorona, Italy) battles Cezar Ferreira(14-7, fighting out of Miami, Fla. by way of Ibitinga, Sao Paulo, Brazil)
  • Light heavyweight knockout artists go to war as Gian Villante (17-11, fighting out of Bellmore, N.Y.) aims to take out Mike Rodriguez (10-3, fighting out of South Easton, Massachusetts)
  • Dana White Contender Series signee Karl Roberson(7-2, fighting out of Neptune, N.J.) expects a standup battle when he meets John Phillips (21-9, fighting out of Swansea, Wales) in the UFC
  • Top Chinese prospect Pingyuan Liu (12-5, fighting out of Henan, China) intends to remain undefeated in the UFC when he meets Jonathan Martinez(10-2, fighting out of Plainview, Texas)
  • Team Alpha Male prospect Benito Lopez(9-1, fighting out of Oroville, Calif.) looks to bounce back from his first professional loss against Dana White Contender Series veteran Martin Day (8-3, fighting out of Kailua, Hawaii)

For the latest information on additional bouts for this event, please visit www.UFC.com. All bouts live and subject to change.

Visit the UFC® Press Portal for information and content to support your UFC coverage. Please click here to apply for the event.

Tickets for UFC FIGHT NIGHT ON ESPN+® go on sale Friday, May 31 at 10 a.m. PT. Tickets are available for purchase online at ticketmaster.com. Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person.

UFC Fight Club® members will have the opportunity to purchase tickets Wednesday, May 29 at 10 a.m. ET via the website www.ufcfightclub.com. A special Internet ticket pre-sale will be available to UFC newsletter subscribers Thursday, May 30 starting at 10 a.m. PT. To access this presale, users must register for the UFC newsletter through UFC.com.

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Suspect Charged in March Fatal Shooting at 4700 Market Street

May 31, 2019
Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in the fatal shooting of one man and the wounding of another man at 4700 Market Street about 9:10 a.m. on March 7.  

The suspect, Lavonie Demon Land (b/m, 35), is charged with murder and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in the 228th State District Court.  A booking photo of Land is attached to this news release.

One victim, Jose Juvenal Gonzalez, 30, was transported to an area hospital where he died on March 9.  The second victim, Jose Miguel Gonzales, 20, was transported to an area hospital in critical condition.  

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant A. Turner and Officer J. Flores reported:

The victims, who are brothers, were at a convenience store at the above address when one of them began arguing with an unknown suspect.  The suspect then produced a gun and began shooting, striking both victims multiple times.  The suspect then fled the scene.

Further investigation led to the identity of Land as the suspect in this case.  Land was charged on Tuesday (May 28) while in the Harris County jail for a separate aggravated assault charge.
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The Houston Fire Department Announces 8th Annual “Operation: Save A Life” Safety Campaign

May 31, 2019
WFire Chief Samuel Peña and representatives from Kidde and Home Depot will announce the kick-off of the continued partnership “Operation Save a Life” public safety campaign.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:According to National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) data, working smoke alarms in a reported fire cut the risk of dying in half and help prevent needless injuries to residents and emergency responders.

As part of the campaign, Kidde is donating its Worry-Free smoke alarms featuring a sealed-in 10-year battery that provides 24/7 fire safety protection. Kidde is also launching a series of public service announcements aimed at increasing awareness of the importance of working smoke and carbon monoxide alarms.As a joint sponsor in the Operation Save a Life initiative, The Home Depot will be hosting Save a Life Saturday events at select Houston-area stores.
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