CHICAGO (Oct. 10, 2016) – The U.S. Women’s
National Team will play Romania twice in November,
opening the two-game set at Avaya Stadium in San
Jose, California, on Thursday, Nov. 10 (7 p.m. PT
on ESPN2) before traveling down the coast for a
second match on Sunday, Nov. 13 at the StubHub
Center in Carson (6:30 p.m. PT on FS1).  The
matches will conclude the 2016 schedule for the
U.S. Women, who have gone 18-0-3 so far this
year.  Tickets for the both games will go on sale
on to the public Friday, Oct. 14, at 10 a.m. PT
through ussoccer.com, including group orders of
20 tickets or more.  Tickets for the match in San
Jose can also be purchased by phone at 1-800-745
-3000, and at all Ticketmaster ticket centers
throughout the Bay Area (including many Walmart
locations). [Note: Tickets are not sold at Avaya
Stadium except on the day of the event.]  Tickets
for the game in the Los Angeles area can also be
purchased by phone at 1-888-929-7849 and at the
StubHub Center ticket office (open Monday-Friday,
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.).

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LOS ANGELES, CA (Nov. 2016) | On a rare rainy
day in Los Angeles, the Rams were in control of
their matchup against the Dolphins for three-and-
a-half quarters. With a 10-0 lead, kicker Greg
Zuerlein stepped on the field to attempt a 48-yard
field goal that would put the Rams ahead by 13
with just 6:40 left in the fourth quarter.

While the ball had enough distance, it hit off the
left upright falling on the ground, no good. And
that was the turning point in a game the Rams
would lose 14-10.

“Probably one of the most disappointing losses
I’ve endured over the years, particularly because
of all that went into the game, the opportunity for
Jared to start here at home and all those things,”
head coach Jeff Fisher said, referring to No. 1
overall pick Jared Goff, who made his first start
behind center on Sunday. “And the fact that we
were coming off a win, and knowing that we
were going to play a good football team today.

“To play three-and-a-half quarters of good
football — even though we didn’t get the points —
and then to let things slip away was really
disappointing,” Fisher continued. “But that’s the
National Football League.”  

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L.OS ANGELES, CA (Nov. 2016) | The Rams
have made a few changes to their roster,
promoting cornerback Michael Jordan and
linebacker Nicholas Grigsby from the practice
Squad.  As one of the corresponding roster
moves, Los Angeles has waived cornerback Troy
Hill. “Every situation is different, circumstances
are different,” head coach Jeff Fisher said. “I was
disappointed in his choices, as they related to
Friday night and Saturday morning. I didn’t think
he put the team first. I got information, and we
made the decision.

“Because Troy was truthful with me in our con-
versations the last couple of days, I also said
that I’m not going to rule out a second
opportunity,” Fisher added. “I think people
deserve second chances in life. I think he
learned from it, but I was just disappointed in his
choices.”  Also on Tuesday, the Rams placed
linebacker Josh Forrest on injured reserve and
waived cornerback Dwayne Gratz.

“We made another tough decision, and Dwayne
Gratz did a nice job for us, but we've got another
move or two to make as far as the secondary is
concerned,” Fisher said.  ….

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LONDON, England (Oct., 2016) — Though the
Rams got
off to a fast start on offense and defense, Los
Angeles four interceptions proved too much to
overcome, as the Giants came away with a 17-10
victory. The Rams have now lost three games in
a row to fall to 3-4 on the season.

On the Giants’ second play from scrimmage,
quarterback Eli Manning competed a pass to tight
end Larry Donnell. But defensive back Lamarcus
Joyner came in with a hard hit, jarring the ball
loose. Cornerback E.J. Gaines was there to pick it
up, giving the Rams an early extra possession at
the New York 35-yard line.

ISOURCE: Myles Simmons (Rams Insider)
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MINNEAPOLIS (Oct., 2016) —  Reigning FIFA
Women’s World Player of the Year Carli Lloyd led
the U.S. Women’s National Team to a 5-1 win
against Switzerland on an another record-setting
day in front of a crowd of 23,400 fans at U.S. Bank
Stadium, the largest to watch the U.S. Women in
the state of Minnesota.  The U.S. dominated the run
of play throughout the match, but did fall behind
early to Sandrine Mauron’s 7th-minute counter-
attack strike. Lloyd evened the match in the 25th
minute with a rocket from 27 yards out that was a
sign of things to come in the second half when she
bagged the game-winner only six minutes after the
break. It was her 96th goal of her career putting
her just four shy of becoming the sixth U.S. Player
to score 100 times.  Christen Press scored in her
second consecutive game and Crystal Dunn
notched the 17th goal of her international career
just 10 minutes apart, putting the match of out of
reach for Switzerland.

TThe U.S. WNT will finish its 2016 schedule next
month with a pair of matches vs. Romania in Ca-
lifornia. The teams first meet at Avaya Stadium in
San Jose on Nov. 10 (7 p.m. PT; ESPN2, UDN)
[TICKETS] before the USA takes to the field a final
time this year at StubHub Center in Carson on Nov.
13 (6:30 p.m. PT; FS1) [TICKETS].

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L.OS ANGELES, CA (Nov. 2016) | While the Rams
put together another strong defensive performance
— allowing just 13 points to the defending NFC
Champion Panthers — Los Angeles’ offense was
largely ineffective, leading to a 13-10 loss. The
Rams have now dropped four games in a row, and
their record stands at 3-5.

“As I just finished with the team, painting a realistic
picture of the last two [games], our defense has
given up a touchdown to Eli Manning and Cam
Newton, and that’s it. That’s a winning effort,”
Rams head coach Jeff Fisher said postgame. “The
problem is, we’ve only scored two touchdowns in
the last two [games].”

SOURCE: Myles Simmons (Rams Insider)
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CARSON, Calif. (Nov. 13, 2016) – The U.S.
Women’s National Team finished strong in 2016
with a 5-0 win vs. Romania in front of 20,336 fans
at StubHub Center.  With the win, the WNT com-
pletes 2016 with a 22-0-3 record, marking the third
time the team has gone unbeaten in regulation in a
calendar year in which it has played 10 or more
matches. The USA went 18-0-4 in 2006 and 13-0-3
in 2013. The penalty kick loss to Sweden in the
2016 Olympics officially counts as a tie.  The U.S.
dominated possession from start to finish and out-
shot Romania 31-0, but it was Romania who put
the ball into its net first via an own-goal from
Teodora Meluta, who chested a Crystal Dunn cross
into her own goal to give the USA a well-deserved
lead into the 20th minute. Dunn got on the score-
sheet herself in the final seconds of the first half
with a crisp finish between the goalkeeper’s legs
from 10 yards out.  Christen Press scored in her
fourth consecutive game after finishing an
excellent pass from Tobin Heath. Press’ tally
marks her 41st career goal in her 80th cap.

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PUEBLO, Colo. — Netflix, the world’s leading Inter-
net television network, will premiere an original six-
part documentary series, Fearless, on Friday,
August 19, 2016, exclusively to Netflix members
Worldwide.  The Netflix original series follows the
unique lives of the top Brazilian riders competing in
Professional Bull Riders (PBR) from the massive
Barretos event in São Paulo to the PBR World Finals
in Las Vegas. The series release date coincides with
the start of the second half of the 2016 PBR Built
Ford Tough Series season in Nashville with the
Music City Knockout.

Over six episodes, we meet the world’s best bull
riders and learn what motivates them to try to
conquer ornery, raging bulls bred to buck. Through
a serialized look inside this growing global sport
now available in a half billion homes worldwide,
viewers are enmeshed in a tight-knit community
as its top athletes chase a championship.  At the
heart of the series are the PBR’s 1,500-lb. Bovine
celebrities, each bull with its own distinctive
personality, rank temperament, and powerful

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LAS VEGAS – Kaique Pacheco (Itatinga, Brazil)
reminded everyone why he is the No. 1 ranked
bull rider in the world when he closed out the night
with an 89-point ride on Crazy Horse (Rockin’ I
Rodeo Co.) to win Round 3 of the PBR (Pro-
fessional Bull Riders) Built Ford Tough World Finals
Friday night at T-Mobile Arena.  Pacheco gained
300 world points for the finish, extending his lead
to 825.33 points over reigning World Champion
J.B. Mauney (Mooresville, North Carolin).
Pacheco’s ride on Crazy Horse Friday night was his
third in three meetings over the bovine. Pacheco
also leads No. 2 Cooper Davis (Buna, Texas) by
207.83 points.
Davis, the 2015 World Finals event winner, finished
tied for second in Round 3 after his 88.5-point ride
on Hammer Down (Triplett Bucking Bulls). He
earned 152.5 points toward the world standings
and is now 2-for-3 so far at the World Finals.
Canadian Champ Ty Pozzobon (Merritt, British
Columbia) tied with Davis for second place in
Round 3 after his 88.5-point ride on Modified
Clyde (Dakota Rodeo-Berger/Struve).

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By. Major League Soccer (MARCH 2017) – The
Portland Timbers improve their perfect start to go
3-0, Minnesota United get their first MLS points with
a draw at Colorado, Atlanta United thump the fire
to continue their record-setting goal pace, Seattle
Sounders give the Red Bulls their first loss in 18
regular season games, and the LA Galaxy get their
first 3 points with a win at Real Salt Lake.  

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HONOLUA BAY, Maui/Hawaii (Dec., 2016) - Newly
crowned 2016 WSL Champion Tyler Wright (AUS)
has won the Maui Women's Pro, the tenth and
final stop on the 2016 Samsung Galaxy World
Surf League (WSL) Women’s Championship Tour
(CT), after defeating two-time event winner
Carissa Moore (HAW) in the Final.

“I was watching the ocean and I really thought
that something was on its way,” Wright said.
“Once I’m on the wave, I’ve never had a prob-
lem but working with Micro (Glenn Hall) has really
helped put me in the right spot and allow me to
make the most of the opportunities that come my

The win today caps off an incredible season that
saw Wright claim her maiden WSL Title and five
CT victories (Gold Coast, Margaret River, Rio,
Trestles and Maui). Today is also Wright's best
result at Honolua Bay and the first time that she
has got the better of opponent Moore in a Final
after eight match-ups.

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World Baseball Classic FEB., 2017) –  Purchase your
tickets now for all games in San Diego.  Second
Round play takes place March 14-19 with potential
teams including:  From Miami, FL: United States,
Colombia, Canada, Dominican Republic.
From Jalisco, MX., Puerto Rico, Mexico, Italy,

Full six game packages. If you don't want to miss a
single inning of action, full 6-game ticket packages
begin as low as $78 per 6-game plan ($13 per
game) and include the full schedule of all six games
at Petco Park. Each package also includes a
possible bonus 'Tiebreaker Game' in the case of a
tie (March 19th). Full 6-game strip package buyers
get the best seats and the best prices.  3-Game Fan
Festival Pack. We're not just hosting baseball
games at the World Baseball Classic - we're
throwing a party as well. Experience the World
Baseball Classic Fan Festival before each game in
addition to special events at Petco Park:  Thursday,
March 16 - Party in the Park pre-game happy hour
and College Night featuring DJ's and drink specials.

Game.  SOURCE: worldbaseballclassic.com
HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA (APRIL 2017) The world’s best
big wave surfers gathered in Huntington Beach tonight for the 2017
World Surf League (WSL) Big Wave Awards. The gala ceremony at the
Pasea Hotel and Spa awarded the greatest rides of the past year and
celebrated the tenets of the big wave community.

This year’s event saw $350,000 in prize money allotted across the seven
categories. Ranging from the greatest tubes to the biggest wipeouts, the
seven committed and daring winners were given top honors and a TAG
Heuer watch to close out another incredible big wave season.

Jamie Mitchell claimed the Surfline Men’s Overall Performance Award this
evening after showcasing incredible feats throughout the season, in-
cluding his historic win at the inaugural Big Wave Tour (BWT) Nazaré
Challenge. Mitchell’s win tonight is his second at the Big Wave Awards
and further establishes his place in the history books.

“This really is dedicated to my wife and my little baby daughter at home,”
said Mitchell. “Thank you to everyone here. You all inspire me and push
me to chase every swell and probably the ones that I shouldn’t. I would
like to thank all of my sponsors. Without the support of them, I would
not be able to travel the world and chase all the swells. I really want to
thank all the water patrols because I really love coming home to my
family and we do some crazy stuff out there. I am honored.”  Mitchell
was also nominated for the Billabong Ride of the Year, but it was Billy
Kemper who earned the big win. It is no surprise that the Maui local
secured this year’s title on a gigantic wave at Jaws as this break saw him
earn back-to-back BWT Pe’ahi Challenge events. Kemper previously had
a 2010 Ride of the Year nomination, a 2013 Wipeout of the Year nomi-
nation and a 2014 Ride of the Year nomination, but Kemper finally
earned the headlining award with his incredible barrel at Jaws on Nov-
ember 11, 2016.

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HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA (MAY 2017) 2017 AVP Hunting-
ton Beach Open Crowns Men’s and Women’s Champions First Stop of
Premiere Beach Volleyball Tour Wraps Four Days of Elite Competition
and Beach Festival; Phil Dalhausser, Nick Lucena, Emily Day and Brittany
Hochevar to Claim the Title. The first stop of the 2017 AVP Pro Tour:
Huntington Beach Open concluded four days of high-level, intense com-
petition. Stakes were high as the remaining teams battled for the title
and prize money in front a full stadium of enthusiastic fans. The day
belonged to Phil Dalhausser (Redondo Beach) with seven-time AVP
champion and Olympic partner Nick Lucena (Tallahassee, Fla.) on the
men’s side, and three-time AVP winner Emily Day (Torrance) and
Manhattan Beach Open champion Brittany Hochevar (Fowler, Colo.) On
the women’s side. Spirited crowds danced, cheered, oohed, ahhed and
did the wave in support of their favorite teams as each fought a hard-
earned victory to the finish.                              
In their second meeting between the two teams this event, the men’s
final featured the No. 3 seeded team of three-time Olympian Dalhausser
and Rio Olympic partner Lucena against No. 7 seeded team of beach
volleyball veteran John Hyden (Sherman Oaks) and Ryan Doherty
(Toms River, N.J.) in two passionate, straight sets to seal their victory,
21-16, 21-17. Dalhausser and Lucena captured the competitive edge
with strategic kills and their ability to find the uncovered open spaces to
outsmart their competitors. This win makes it Dalhausser’s fifth conquest
at the AVP Huntington Beach Open.

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announced Tuesday the group-stage matches and
complete schedule for the 2017 CONCACAF Gold
Cup, which will be played throughout July in 14
venues across the United States.  At Levi’s Stadium
– venue for the final on July 26 -- soccer and city
dignitaries, plus representatives and head coaches
from the qualified nations, gathered for an event
that revealed competition details.  Featuring United
States national team legend Cobi Jones, CONCACAF
President Victor Montagliani, San Francisco 49ers
President Al Guido, San Jose Earthquakes President
Dave Kaval, and conducted by CONCACAF General
Secretary Philippe Moggio, the occasion was used
to reveal the path to the regional championship for
each of the 12 participating nations. “With the
groups now determined, we have a full look at the
schedule of Gold Cup matches to be played this
July,” said CONCACAF President Victor Montagliani.
“With so many compelling matches set to take place
in great stadiums from coast to coast….

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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL (MAY 2017)  Another packed
house filled in at the eastern end of Saquarema's Itauna
Beach for Finals Day at the Oi Rio Pro. And the heavily
partisan hometown crowd did not go home disappointed.
After Owen Wright and Jordy Smith -- two World Title
contenders who are tied for No. 2 on the Jeep rankings --
dropped out in the Quarterfinals, the door was thrown wide
open for Adriano de Souza, who's now sitting at No. 4, to
make his move.

Then, just when the next-level excitement form the beach
seemed to have reached a peak during Semifinal 1
(featuring Brazilian De Souza's victory over upstart Yago
Dora), the meter was turned past 10 to 11.

Green and yellow flags draped a standing-room  only crowd
for the Final between homegrown legend and 2015 World
Champ De Souza and wily Tour vet Ace Buchan.

What resulted was an eruption of joy and passion unrivaled
anywhere else on the WSL Championship Tour.

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Image by Project13 Magazine.
of Surfing will return to the famed shores of Surf City USA
starting July 29 through August 6, 2017.  Continuing the
tradition of competitive surfing in Huntington Beach since
1959, the Vans US Open of Surfing is one of the largest
action sports festivals in the world. The highly- anticipated
summer event will feature an exceptional entertainment
experience, filled with world-class surf, skate and BMX
competitions, in addition to the Van Doren Village, which will
host art exhibitions and hands-on creative workshops for

“The Vans US Open of Surfing delivers a truly collaborative
and engaging arena that brings Vans’ beloved pillars of
action sports, art, music and street culture to life,” praised
Mitch Whitaker, General Manager of Vans, North America.
“Whether you love surfing, skateboarding or BMX, or feel
an artistic urge during one of our artist workshops, the
Vans US Open revels in the opportunity to bring the entire
community together in honor of the industry’s most creative
and talented pursuits.” The Vans US Open of Surfing will be
broadcast LIVE  from  July 29 - August 6 via
VansUSOpenofSurfing.com, WorldSurfLeague.com, the
WSL app and on Facebook LIVE  via the WSL's Facebook .   

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MINNEAPOLIS (JULY 2017)  Check out  the 2017 X Games
Minneapolis highlights.  New records, new tricks and lot’s
of awesomeness !

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MINNEAPOLIS (JULY 2017)  Bob Burnquist unexpectedly
announced his retirement from X Games competition
following the Big Air competition at X Games Minneapolis.
Here, he explains why he chose a new path in life.

An X Games legend, Bob has the most medals in the event's
history, with 30. As of Austin 2016, he'll be the only person
to compete at every X Games summer event. The 40-year-old
defending Big Air champ is still going strong, contesting Vert
and Big Air. He opened up his backyard playground to other
skaters, but don't count on the field gaining on him in
Big Air: He owns 8 gold in the discipline. Bob is building
the first vert ramp ever in his hometown of Rio de Janeiro
and loves to fly, including fixed wing, helicopters and now
drones. His two daughters are on two continents, and he
splits his time between the two. "Lots of tricks go down in
my backyard that are never going to happen at X Games,"
says Burnquist. "That's for video progression and that's
always where the real technical progression will be.
Backyard skateboarding has no constraints in the creativity."

Check out Burnquist’s X Games full list of awards:

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LONG BEACH, CA (JULY 2017) Black Tree in association
with Roy Englebrecht Promotions and the Queen Mary
brings professional boxing to Long Beach with a nationally
televised six bout show on Saturday, July 29. Featuring
some top contenders and exciting local talent this second
show,as part of the Queen Mary’s Rumble on the Water
summer series, will be televised live to the nation on the
CBS Sports Network beginning at 7:00pm PST.  Doors open
at 6:00pm with the first fight at 7:00pm.

11-0 (4KO’S)                             31-16-4 (15K0’s)

JUNIOR YOUNAN   Vs.   TBD        
12-0 (9KO’S)    

10-5-2 (2KO’S)                             6-2-1 (4KO’S)



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EDIT IN PROGRESS  (JULY 2017)    life is  beautiful

LOS ANGELES, CA (JULY 2017) After four of the most
incredible days of competition this year, the Corona Open
J-Bay came to a remarkable conclusion in pumping surf at
Supertubes on Thursday, with Filipe Toledo taking the win
in firing, eight-foot rights. This 2017 edition of this classic
event, with all the drama, upsets and unbelievable per-
formances, will undoubtedly lock it into the history books
as one of the best J-Bay has ever seen.   

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CHICAGO, IL (AUG., 2017) The U.S. Women's National Team
will face Canada on Nov. 12 at Avaya Stadium in San Jose,
Calif., in the second of a two-game, home-and-away series
of friendlies to end the USA’s 2017 schedule. The game will
start at 6 p.m. PT and will be broadcast on FS1.

The first match, which was announced on June 29, will be
played at BC Place in Vancouver on Nov. 9 (7 p.m. PT; ESPN2,
UDN) before the teams travel south to meet again three days
later in Northern California.

Source: www.ussoccer.com.com

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OPEN OF SURFING--the annual nine day event that brings
together the world’s elite in surfing, skateboarding and
BMX--wrapped its final day (Sunday, August 6) with the
conclusion of the Women’s Championship Tour (CT) and
Men’s Qualifying Series (QS) 10,000 in front of a capacity
crowd in Huntington Beach. In the end, California’s own
Sage Erickson (USA) and Kanoa Igarashi (USA) came out
victorious in their respective events in two-to-four foot
waves. Over in the Pro Park, the Vans BMX Pro Cup
World Championships crowned Larry Edgar the World
Champion with Hannah Roberts triumphant on the women’s
side of the competition.

Source: www.vansusopenofsurfing.com

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HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA (AUG., 2017) The inaugural 2017
Vans BMX Pro Cup World Championships closed out a
remarkable series finale today as Larry Edgar was
crowned Vans BMX Pro Cup World Champion. His critical
second place finish bumped up his overall rankings to edge
out former leader Sergio Layos to take the victory. Anni-
hilating the custom-spec cement park course in Huntington
Beach as part of the Vans US Open, Edgar’s show-
stopping airs and effortless technical style has surpassed
the world’s best BMX park riders, earning him the coveted
World Championship title in addition to the crowd favorite
Big Air Award.  In an exciting women’s competition, 15-year
old Michigan-native Hannah Roberts raised the bar of
women’s BMX riding with her charging style and back-to-
back trick selection, taking home the women’s Vans BMX
Pro Cup first place title. In second place, Chile’s Macarena
Perez awed the crowd with her huge airs and high-speed
lines. Ruling the park with strong riding and a unique
fastplant transfer, Las Vegas’ Nikki Wetzel took the women’s
Best Trick award and joined Roberts and Perez on the
podium in third.

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HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA (AUG., 2017) Stop 5 of the
2017 Vans Park Series was back on the hot sands of
Huntington Beach. The quality of skating was at an all
time high in the custom built skatepark lead by young gun
Tom Schaar who stamped his name into first place on the
event. Ben Hatchell was back and better than ever with a
mind blowing run that put him in 2nd place while CJ Collins
came in at 3rd place with a ru that no 14 year old should
be doing!  

The Women's Vans Park Series Qualifying event went
down on the hot sands of Huntington Beach this week.
The quality of skating was next level in the custom built
skatepark which saw the reigning women's world
champion Brighton Zeuner prove she is the one to beat
this year with a win in the Women's Qualifying event.
Bryce Wettstein claimed the runner position followed by
Nora Vasconcellos.

Source: www.vans.com
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HERMOSA BEACH, CA  (JULY 2017) The 2017 AVP Pro Tour: Hermosa
Beach Open concluded four days of the world’s top beach volleyball competition and
festival with underdogs taking center stage, former partners and brothers facing off in
a heated final, heckling fan clubs, and overflowing fans spilling outside Stadium Court
in front of the Jumbotron.

The championships belonged to second-time champions on both the Men’s and Women’s
side: Jake Gibb (Huntington Beach, Calif) and Taylor Crabb (Honolulu, Hawaii) who
defeated both of their former partners No. 3 ranked Trevor Crabb (Honolulu, Hawaii)
and Olympian Sean “Superman” Rosenthal (Redondo Beach, Calif.), and No. 1 ranked
Emily Day (Torrance Calif.) and partner Brittany Hochevar (Torrance, Calif.) on the
women’s side.   

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LOS ANGELES, CA (JULY 2017)  The U.S. Women’s Nat-
ional Team will look to claim the inaugural Tournament of Na-
tions trophy this summer, but what is the Tournament of
Nations? Who is playing? When and Where? Here are five
things you should know ahead of this summer’s competition:

2017 Tournament of Nations: What, Who, When, Where -
from July 27 to August 3, U.S. Soccer is set host its second
four-team elite international tournament of the year as
Australia, Brazil and Japan come to the USA for the
inaugural Tournament of Nations. The event will take place
in three venues along the west coast; CenturyLink Field in
Seattle, Qualcomm Stadium San Diego and at StubHub
Center in Carson, CA. The round-robin tournament will
feature three doubleheaders.  The USA is currently ranked
first in the world, Japan is sixth, Australia is seventh and
Brazil is eighth. ..

Source: ussoccer.com

HAWAII (DEC., 2017)  Reigning World Champ and world
No. 1-ranked John John Florence is the 2017 World Surf
League World Champion. "To win at home is my dream,"
said an overjoyed Florence. "It's been a nervous buildup,
but it's so awesome!"

Florence's historic win came in front of a huge hometown
crowd packing the beach Monday at the Billabong Pipe
Masters. "I learned a lot about myself this year, with all the
pressure," added Florence, still processing the moment,
"Gabriel [Medina] is so good out there, the last couple heats
have been pretty scary."

Medina's Quarterfinal loss to spoiler Jeremy Flores sealed
the deal for the Hawaiian.

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THE  HAGUE , NETHERLANDS (JAN, 2017)  April Ross
and Alexandra Klineman completed their run of 10 con-
secutive victories in their first FIVB Beach Volleyball World
Tour tournament together to claim Dela Beach Open gold
on Sunday.

The American pair defeated Brazil’s Carolina Salgado and
Maria Antonelli 2-0 (21-12, 21-15) at the indoor arena at
Sportcampus Zuiderpark in The Hague. They took an early
grip and held it throughout, combining Klineman’s dominance
at the net with Ross’ agility behind.

“I’m still in shock, but we tried to play this game as we
would play any other game,” Klineman said. “We prepared
the same way and we tried to play the same way and it
was enough in the end.”

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LEON, MEXICO (JAN., 2017)  Former USMNT and Los
Angeles Galaxy star Landon Donovan is greeted by
about 8,000 fans at Estadio Leon in Mexico, where
Donovan is joining Club Leon of Liga MX.

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CORPUS CHRISTI, TX (FEB., 2018)  Ramírez (37-0, 25 KOs),
from Mazatlan, Mexico, successfully defended his World
Boxing Organization (WBO) super middleweight title for
the third time against Top-Five world-rated contender
Habib “Wild Hurricane” Ahmed (22-1, 17 KOs) from
Accra, Ghana. Ahmed’s corner threw in the towel in the
6th round.

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LAS VEGAS, NV (JAN., 2018) Sharif “The Lion” racks up
another victory after a 10 round Lightweight showdown
against Arturo Reyes, advancing Bogere’s record to 31-1
(20KO’s).  Both fighters took the first few rounds to warm-
up, Bogere was patient, while Santos remained calm, sizing
Bogere up. Bogere kept a steady pace the entire fight
peppering jabs to Reyes body, constantly staying in po-
sition to strike. Going into the final round, Bogere picked
up the momentum, striking Reyes and pinning him against
the ropes enabling Bogere to land several jabs and com-
binations.  “I am so thankful for this opportunity and getting
the victory. I am not 100% where I want to be, but I feel like
I am getting closer to where I need to be to get to that cham-
pionship level. This fight I felt stronger, faster, and it
showed in the ring,” says Bogere.  “This fight I came in
heavier, which made it harder for me to move around like I
am used to,” Reyes said. “It was difficult for me to attack,
he was the better fighter tonight. Next time around, I have
to take camp more seriously and lose the weight so I don’t
have this issue again.”  The always exciting, Las Vegas’
favorite Cameron Krael, headlined the co-main event vs.
Gaku Takashi in a Welterweight battle...

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SANTA MONICA, CA (MARCH 2018) After five frenzied days
charged with energy and non-stop waves, Julian Wilson
and Lakey Peterson won the Quiksilver and Roxy Pro Gold
Coast, respectively, where perseverance prevailed at every
level. From the winners who have been poised to break
through, to the rookies who toiled for years to get here,
what this week's standouts all had in common were deep
wells of patience and a profound drive (plus intensive
training regimes).  The Finals ran Thursday at Kirra Point,
for the first time since 2013, under a light rain as WSL
staff and surfers worked to get going at the new

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LOS ANGELES, CA (APRIL 2018) Liga MX, in conjunction with
Univision Deportes, announced today that Campeón de Camp-
eones, the emblematic Mexican championship match between
the winners of the two most recent Liga MX league tourn-
aments, will return to Los Angeles in the fourth annual-
marquee event in the United States. SuperCopa MX, which
will decide the ultimate Copa MX champion between the last
two Mexican Cup winners, will also be played as part of the
event.  For the third consecutive year, the doubleheader will
be played at StubHub Center, home of Major League Soccer’s
most successful club, LA Galaxy, in Carson, Calif., On
Sunday, July 15 at 3 p.m. PT (SuperCopa MX) and 6 p.m. PT
(Campeón de Campeones).  An exclusive American Express
presale for the Campeón de Campeones and SuperCopa
doubleheader will be available beginning on Wednesday,
April 11 at 10 a.m. PT. Tickets for the doubleheader will go
on sale to the general public on Friday, April 13 at 10 a.m. PT
by calling 877.3GALAXY (342.5299) via axs.com …  
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LOS ANGELES, CA (AUGUST 17, 2018) The U.S. Women’s
National Team will face Chile in Southern and Northern
California for late-summer friendly matches, the first on
Friday, Aug. 31 at StubHub Center in Carson, Calif.
(8 p.m. PT on ESPN2) before traveling up the coast for
the second leg on Tuesday, Sept. 4 at Avaya Stadium in
San Jose, Calif. (7 p.m. PT on ESPN2 and UDN).

These will be the first matches after the 2018 Tournament
of Nations and final matches before the USA enters the
2018 Concacaf Women’s Championship in a quest for a
berth to the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France. The
World Cup qualifying tournament will take place from
Oct. 4-17 with the USA playing its Group A games in
Cary, N.C.  The match at StubHub Center at the U.S.
Soccer National Training Center will mark the USA’s 14th
match at the venue, marking the most games at one stadium
for the U.S. Women. The USA last played at StubHub Center
in August of 2017 during a 3-0 victory against Japan to
conclude the Tournament of Nations.  

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LOS ANGELES, CA (AUGUST 9, 2018) Following an im-
pressive start to the 2018 Tournament of Nations with a
4-2 win against Japan, the USA took the game to Australia,
and then kept its title chances alive with a last-minute
equalizer in a 1-1 draw that set up a thrilling finale vs.
Brazil on Aug. 2 in Bridgeview, Ill. In this episode of
Behind the Crest, presented by Volpi, midfielder Lindsey
Horan and forward Alex Morgan discuss the resiliency of
this squad, which despite going down early vs. Brazil via
an own goal, roared back to tie the game and then scored
three more in a 4-1 victory to claim its first ToN title.

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LAS VEGAS (AUGUST 17, 2018) lightweight champion
Khabib Nurmagomedov will defend his title against former
two-division champ and No.1 contender Conor McGregor in
the most anticipated fight in the promotion’s history. The co-
main event will see a battle between heavyweight KO artists,
as No.2-ranked contender Derrick Lewis will lock horns with
No.5-ranked Alexander Volkov. UFC® 229: KHABIB vs.
MCGREGOR takes place Saturday, Oct. 6 from T-Mobile
Arena and will air live on Pay-Per-View.

Known for his crushing pressure and ground game, the
undefeated Nurmagomedov (26-0, fighting out of Dagestan,
Russia) has proven to be unstoppable inside the Octagon.  
Over the course of his spectacular run, he’s earned dominant
wins over Edson Barboza, Michael Johnson, Rafael Dos
Anjos, Abel Trujillo and Thiago Tavares. Nurmagomedov’s
last outing saw him best Al Iaquinta to capture the light-
weight championship. He now looks to earn his first success-
ful title defense in a grudge match for the ages.

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Women’s National Team defeated Chile, 3-0, in front of
23,544 fans on a wild night at StubHub Center in what
was the first match between the countries in women’s

The USA controlled the game from the start and got on
the board early via an eighth minute set-piece goal from
teenager Tierna Davidson.

Chile’s captain, Christiane Endler, who plays pro-
fessionally for Paris Saint-Germain, had a tremendous
game in goal to keep the scoring down, making nine saves
on the USA’s 11 shots on goal.  As the first half came to
a close, Tobin Heath was taken down on the right side of
the penalty box. Los Angeles native Christen Press,
who was honored before the game for her 100th cap
that she earned on June 12 …

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King of the Court Crown Series closed out the last stop
of their international invitational four-stop series with US
teams April Ross / Alix Klineman and Jake Gibb / Taylor
Crabb being crowned as Kings and Queens of the Court.
In front of a standing-room only stadium of dedicated and
boisterous fans, the fast-paced competition created by
Netherlands based company Sportworx brought together
the biggest names in beach volleyball from all around the
globe as athletes battled for a piece of the $150,000 prize
purse and the King of the Court title. The weekend wrapped
with a performance by world-renowned DJs Sunnery
James and Ryan Marciano from the Netherlands that kept
fans dancing through the men’s final.

A total of 20 teams per gender were invited to participate in
the competition this weekend. Every team was required to
work and stay in the game until the very end and called for
the utmost endurance. The competition was no less intense
than its traditional format counterpart …

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