Suspect Arrested, Charged in 2003 Fatal Shooting at 421 Navigation

Jul 17, 2019
A suspect charged and wanted in the fatal shooting of a man and the wounding of another at 4201 Navigation about 11:20 p.m. on June 25, 2003 is in custody.

The suspect, Jose Luis Lopez (H/m, 51), is charged with murder and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in the 232nd State District Court.  A photo of Lopez is attached to this news release.

HPD Homicide Division Lieutenant M. Countryman reported:

On June 25, 2003, HPD patrol officers responded to a reported shooting at Daniel’s Lounge at the above address.  Upon arrival, they found victim Alfredo Zaldana, 27, dead at the scene.  Victim Alonzo Von, 37, was transported to an area hospital where he survived his wounds.

Further investigation determined Mr. Zaldana was arguing with the suspect at the bar about music being played in the lounge.  Mr. Zaldana and Mr. Von then walked back to the pool table.  The suspect followed the two men and shot them both before fleeing the scene.

Further investigation led to the identification of Lopez as the suspect in this case and, on July 27, 2003, he was charged in the shootings.

Lopez remained at large until June 7, 2019 when he was arrested by U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents in Zapata County.  He was extradited back to Houston and booked into the Harris County/City of Houston Joint Processing Center (JPC).
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Whitaker Saturday in The Legend’s Hometown of Norfolk, Virginia

Jul 17, 2019

Norfolk, VA:          Saturday, July 20 friends and family will gather at the Scope Arena in Norfolk, Virginia to bid farewell to boxing legend Pernell “Sweet Pea” Whitaker. The viewing will be open to the public between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. with for fans to come and pay their respects to the Olympic Gold Medalist, International Boxing Hall of Fame Inductee, four weight class world champion and former Pound-for-Pound king.

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Suspect Arrested, Charged in Aggravated Assault at 6345 Windswept

Jul 17, 2019
Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in an aggravated assault that occurred at 6345 Windswept about 10:30 p.m. on Monday (July 15).

The suspect, Keila Maria Tejada (P/f, 18), is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in the  262nd State District Court.  A photo of Tejada is attached to this news release.

HPD Major Assaults & Family Violence Division Detectives A. Hernandez and G. Black reported: 

The victim, Mr. Yordeil Fleitas Marrero, is a licensed security guard.  While sitting in his car at the above address, he was approached by a man who informed Marrero he had been robbed at gunpoint.  The robbery victim then pointed out Tejada as she drove by in her Honda Accord.

Marrero followed Tejada as she drove away and pulled alongside her, motioning for her to stop.  Tejada then produced a gun and pointed it at him.  Marrero dropped behind Tejada, who then began driving erratically- striking curbs.  Marrero followed Tejada to the 5400 block of Chimney Rock where Tejada then attempted to flee on foot with Marrero chasing after her.  While fleeing, Tejada pulled a cellphone from her waistband and Marrero, thinking it was a gun, fired one shot from his pistol into the ground.  Tejada then surrendered and Marrero detained her until HPD patrol officers arrived.

It is suspected Tejada may be involved in additional robbery incidents, either alone or with a group of individuals.  Anyone with information about those incidents 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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GOLDEN BOY POSPONE PELEA DE CANELO

Jul 17, 2019

LOS ÁNGELES, California 17 de julio de 2019. – 

Canelo Álvarez Golden Boy ha realizado la decisión estratégica de posponer su típica pelea de septiembre. La decisión se hizo para asegurar el mejor oponente y darle el suficiente esfuerzo al nivel de promoción requerido para un estrella del boxeo de su magnitud. Aunque normalmente el ídolo jalisciense pelea en mayo y septiembre, no es ajeno combatir más tarde en el año, pues Canelo tuvo acción en diciembre de 2018 en el Madison Square Garden. La próxima pelea de Canelo ahora se llevará a cabo a finales de 2019. “Como mexicano, es una gran responsabilidad y un honor representar a mi país en mayo y septiembre,” dijo Canelo Álvarez. “Esas son mis fechas. Sin embargo, como campeón del mundo en diferentes divisiones, también tengo la responsabilidad de brindar las peleas más emocionantes y competitivas posibles. Por eso Golden Boy y mi equipo decidimos posponer la fecha para hacer lo mejor para mis aficionados y con el mejor oponente posible”, finalizó. 

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Suspect Sought in Fatal Shooting at 13360 Northborough

Jul 17, 2019
Houston police are asking for the public’s helping in identifying a suspect wanted in the fatal shooting of a male that occurred at 13360 Northborough about 8:05 p.m. on Saturday (July 13).

The suspect is described as a heavy-set Hispanic male about 5 feet 7 inches tall, weighing 250 pounds, with black, shoulder-length hair and a beard.   

A surveillance photo of the suspect is attached to this news release.  

The victim, Julius B. Caesar, 35, was pronounced dead at the scene.  

HPD Homicide Division Detectives M. Barrow and J. Stroble reported: 

Officer responded to a shooting call at a convenience store at the above address and found Mr. Caesar deceased in the parking lot.  Witnesses stated the victim had walked out of the convenience store and began arguing with another male in the parking lot.  The unknown suspect then shot the victim several times and fled the scene in a tan, late-90s model GMC pickup truck with damage to the front bumper.  He was accompanied by two other males and a juvenile female.  

Anyone with information on the identity of the wanted suspect 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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AirAsia UFC® Training Scholarship now open

Jul 17, 2019

AMMA athlete from Asia-Pacific region will be selected to train at the newly opened, state-of-the-art UFC Performance Institute in Shanghai

SHANGHAI, CHINA – UFC®, the world’s premier mixed martial arts organisation, and AirAsia have announced the opening of the applications process for this year’s AirAsia UFC® Training Scholarship. Now in its second year, the training scholarship will provide an up-and-coming MMA athlete from Asia Pacific with the opportunity of a lifetime – an all-expenses-paid training program at the UFC Performance Institute® in Shanghai, China, the largest MMA training and development facility in the world.

The tailored four-week training program will give the chosen athlete the opportunity to train with other world-class MMA athletes under the tutelage of the UFC Performance Institute team, led by UFC Hall-of-Famer Forrest Griffin.

“Our primary objective for the UFC Performance Institute Shanghai is to accelerate the development of Mixed Martial Arts in the region by providing a world-class facility, best-in-class training, and an innovative approach to sports science,” said UFC Senior Vice President APAC, Kevin Chang. “We are delighted to work with AirAsia to offer this annual program, and we are confident it will increase the pool of talent in the region who are ready to sharpen their skills in the world’s most advanced MMA training facility.”

Indonesian strawweight Linda Darrow was awarded the scholarship in 2018 and trained at UFC’s Performance Institute® in Las Vegas.

AirAsia Group Head of Branding Rudy Khaw said, ““At AirAsia, we’ve always been committed to nurturing young talent, and it’s through our #DARETODREAM campaign that we continue to inspire up-and-coming athletes to realise their full potential. Last year, the scholarship supported Indonesia’s Linda Darrow, and this year, yet another fighter from Asia Pacific will be given the same opportunity – to train alongside the best in UFC.”

Applications for the scholarship can be made online at www.airasia.com/ufcscholarship. AirAsia’s integrated partnership showcases how innovative brands can come together to create authentic, life-changing opportunities for athletes around the world, while giving audiences engaging content they can enjoy.

For more information on AirAsia, please visit airasia.com or follow AirAsia on Facebook and YouTube (AirAsia); Twitter and Instagram (@airasia); Weibo (@亚航之家) or WeChat; and Zhihu (@亚洲航空). For more information on UFC, please visit UFC.com or follow us on follow Weibo: @UFC终极格斗冠军赛; Wechat: UFC终极格斗锦标赛(ufcofficial); Youku;  QQ;  Facebook (UFC Asia);  Twitter; and Instagram (@ufc).

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PUMA y Manchester City presentan tercer kit previo a pretemporada por Asia

Jul 17, 2019

 
CDMX, México, julio 2019 – PUMA ha lanzado el tercer kit del Manchester City para la nueva temporada 2019/20 de cara a su llegada a Shanghai para un tour de pretemporada en el que tendrán cuatro juegos por Asia, el cual abarca cuatro ciudades: Nainjing, Shanghai, Hong Kong y Yokohama.
 
Siguiendo el exitoso lanzamiento a principios de mes de los nuevos jerseys de local y visita del City, el tercer kit se caracteriza por un brillante diseño gradiente de amarillo y color durazno, inspirados en el brillante estilo de juego del Manchester City dentro del campo.
 
El vibrante y disruptivo kit de colores encarna la modernidad del club, así como su misión de un juego atractivo, técnicamente habilidoso y de futbol de ataque, tanto del equipo varonil, femenil y categorías inferiores.
 
El entrenador del Manchester City Pep Guardiola comentó:” El futbol es una fuente de inspiración y goce para millones alrededor del mundo. En el campo, nuestro objetivo es jugar atacando y con un futbol entretenido, estoy encantado que el diseño de PUMA haya utilizado esta inspiración para nuestro tercer kit. Deseo poder ver el jersey sobre el campo esta temporada.”
 
El tercer kit de Manchester City estará disponible a partir del 19 de julio en: tiendas PUMA seleccionadas, Innovasport, Marti y Liverpool  a un precio de $1,499.00.
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Benavidez-Collazo and Navarrete-De Vaca Set for Inaugural Fight Card at Banc of California Stadium LIVE on ESPN

Jul 17, 2019

August 17: Jose Benavidez Jr.-Luis Collazo and Emanuel Navarrete-Francisco De Vaca Set for Inaugural Fight Card at Banc of California Stadium LIVE on ESPN

Live on ESPN & ESPN Deportes at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT

Tickets starting at $25 go on sale Tuesday, July 16 at 10 a.m. PT

The soccer field will become a fistic battleground Saturday, August 17, as Jose Benavidez Jr. will battle former world champion Luis Collazo in a 10-round welterweight co-feature at Banc of California Stadium, the home of Major League Soccer’s Los Angeles FC.

In the other co-feature, WBO junior featherweight champion Emanuel “Vaquero” Navarrete will make the second defense of his title against the undefeated Francisco “Panchito” De Vaca.

Benavidez-Collazo and Navarrete-De Vaca will headline the inaugural fight card at the year-old stadium and will be televised live on ESPN and ESPN Deportes beginning at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT. The undercard, including the returns of unbeaten super lightweight contender Arnold Barboza Jr., welterweight contender Chris van Heerden, undefeated middleweight sensation Janibek Alimkhanuly and featherweight Adam Lopez, will stream live on ESPN+ — the leading multi-sport streaming service — starting at 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT.

Promoted by Top Rank, in association with Zanfer Promotions and Iron Boy Promotions, tickets priced at $100, $80, $70, $60, $45 and $25 (not including applicable fees) go on sale Tuesday, July 16 at 10 a.m. PT and can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com, charge by phone at 800-745-3000 and in person at the Banc of California Stadium box office.

“I am very focused, and I see this as a must-win fight,” Benavidez said. “Collazo has been in the game for a long time and is still a top fighter, but I am going to push him towards retirement. He looks good for his age, but trust me, youth will prevail when we fight.”

“I’m coming for everything they said I couldn’t have,” Collazo said. “Talk is cheap. I’m here to show that I’m still one of the top welterweights in the world.”

Benavidez (27-1, 18 KOs) is coming off his most notable performance to date, a spirited effort in a 12th-round TKO loss versus pound-for-pound great Terence Crawford in Crawford’s hometown of Omaha, Nebraska. Crawford-Benavidez was ESPN’s most-watched boxing event of 2018, and now, the Phoenix native has a chance to return to title contention with a victory over Collazo (39-7, 20 KOs). A native of Brooklyn, New York, Collazo held a piece of the welterweight title from 2005-2006 and has remained a top contender in the 13 years since he lost his belt via controversial decision to Ricky Hatton. Collazo has won three in a row since falling short in a title challenge to Keith Thurman, most recently edging Samuel Vargas by split decision on St. Patrick’s Day at Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden.

Navarrete (27-1, 23 KOs) has won 22 consecutive bouts dating back to 2012, but his breakthrough came last December when he upset Isaac “Royal Storm” Dogboe via unanimous decision to win the WBO junior featherweight title. Five months later, in Tucson, Arizona, he repeated the deed, this time knocking out Dogboe in the 12th round. A native of San Juan Zitlaltepec, Mexico, Navarrete had a reported 108-7 record in the amateur ranks and comes from a family of fighters. His uncle, Pedro Navarrete Sr., and two of his cousins, Pedro Navarrete Jr. and Johnny Navarrete, fought as professionals.

De Vaca (20-0, 6 KOs) was born in Michoacán de Ocampo, Mexico, and moved to Phoenix, Arizona, as a small child. All but one of De Vaca’s pro fights have taken place in the Phoenix area, where he has developed into one of the region’s most popular attractions. The 24-year-old boxer-puncher made his Top Rank debut last August in Glendale, Arizona, outlasting Jesus Serrano by unanimous decision in a crowd-pleasing brawl. He last fought in February at the Celebrity Theater in Phoenix, where he shut out Ernesto Guerrero over eight rounds. 

“This is a great opportunity to defend my title against an exciting fighter like De Vaca,” Navarrete said. “I’ve worked hard to prove myself as a true champion, and I won’t let anyone take that away from me. It’s going to be a great night outside in Los Angeles, and whenever you have two Mexicans in the ring, you can expect a battle.”

“This is the fight of my life,” De Vaca said. “I am going to show my Mexican heart and prove to the world that I belong on the world stage. I’m not going to talk any trash. I have a lot of respect for Emanuel Navarrete, but his reign will end on August 17.”

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Use the hashtags #BenavidezCollazo and #NavarreteDeVaca to join the conversation on social media.

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Pitbull vs. Archuleta Coming to the Forum September 28

Jul 17, 2019

PATRICIO ‘PITBULL’ & JUAN ARCHULETA COLLIDE FOR BELLATOR’S 145-POUND TITLE IN OPENING ROUND OF FEATHERWEIGHT WORLD GRAND PRIX

MIDDLEWEIGHT SUPERFIGHT BETWEEN LYOTO MACHIDA & GEGARD MOUSASI ALSO SET FOR SEPT. 28 AT THE FORUM IN INGLEWOOD, CALIF.

TICKETS FOR BELLATOR 228: PITBULL VS. ARCHULETA ON SALENEXT FRIDAY,

JULY 19LOS ANGELES – The opening round of the Bellator Featherweight World Grand Prix will see Bellator’s two-division champion Patricio “Pitbull” (29-4) defend his 145-pound title against Juan Archuleta (23-1) in the main event of Bellator 228 on Saturday, September 28 at the “Fabulous” Forum in Inglewood, Calif. In addition, a battle between two of the sport’s most prolific middleweights will also take place, as Lyoto Machida (26-8) looks to improve to 2-0 against former Bellator 185-pound champion, Gegard Mousasi (45-7-2). Additional bouts will be announced in the coming weeks. Tickets for Bellator 228: Pitbull vs. Archuleta go on sale to the general public Friday, July 19 at 10 a.m. PT and can be purchased at the Forum box office, as well as www.Bellator.com and Ticketmaster.com. A special presale is scheduled to take place Wednesday, July 17 through Thursday, July 18 using code “BELLATOR” upon purchase. Bellator 228: Pitbull vs. Archuleta will stream live exclusively on DAZN at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT, while preliminary action will stream on Bellator.comDAZN and globally on the Bellator Mobile App. Hailing from Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil, two-time featherweight champ Patricio “Pitbull” will enter the Bellator cage for a promotional record 22th time on September 28. With impressive wins to his name overDaniel Straus (x3), Daniel Weichel (x2) and Pat Curran, the 32-year old returns to featherweight fresh off his lightweight championship win over Michael Chandler in May. Having earned a finish in 21 of his 29 wins as a professional, the simultaneous two-division champion has become synonymous with excitement and fans can certainly expect more fireworks when he meets Juan Archuleta in LA. A winner of 18 consecutive fights, including five under the Bellator banner and a highlight reel-knockout over former champ Eduardo Dantas at Bellator 222, Juan Archuleta has solidified himself as the rightful No. 1 contender to “Pitbull’s” title. “The Spaniard” was a standout collegiate wrestler at Purdue University before turning pro in MMA and going on to win championships in four different divisions on the regional scene. Training alongside fighters the likes of “Rampage” JacksonCheick Kongo, Cub Swanson and T.J. Dillashaw at HBUTC in Huntington Beach, Calif., the 31-year-old old Southern California native now looks to add Bellator gold to his trophy case with a win on September 28. After signing with Bellator last year, Machida has successfully defeated Rafael Carvalho and Chael Sonnenen route to his upcoming rematch with Mousasi. The former UFC light heavyweight champ is a two-division threat, who spends time training in both his native Brazil and Los Angeles. “The Dragon” owns notable career wins over Ryan Bader, Tito Ortiz, “Shogun” Rua, Dan Henderson, Rashad Evans and Randy Couture, and is looking to move up the divisional ladder and challenge for Rafael Lovato Jr.’s newly won middleweight title. On September 28, Gegard Mousasi will look to even the score with Machida a little more than five years after they met previously in Brazil. On that night, Machida took home the decision, but Mousasi now has revenge on his mind. Training out of The Netherlands, Mousasi holds one of the most impressive resumes in all of the sport, having held the Bellator middleweight title, the Strikeforce light heavyweight title and both the Dream light heavyweight and middleweight titles. With victories against some of the sport’s best, including Rory MacDonaldAlexander Shlemenko, Chris Weidman, Vitor Belfort, Uriah Hall, Dan Henderson, “Jacare” Souza, Mark Hunt and Ovince Saint Preux, the Judo black belt is looking to earn his way back to the belt. Updated Bellator 228: Pitbull vs. Archuleta Fight Card:Featherweight World Grand Prix Title Bout: Patricio “Pitbull” Freire (29-4) vs. Juan Archuleta (23-1)Middleweight Co-Main Event: Lyoto Machida (26-8) vs. Gegard Mousasi (45-7-2) 

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