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footballCIUDAD DE MÉXICO (18/SEP/2012).- Cruz Azul was eliminated from the Mexican cup to tie 1-1 (1-2 overall) with Rojinegros of Atlas, in match group stage for the sector two, played in Azul stadium.

The celestial dream of endorsing the cup that obtained in the latest version then diluted that had put forth with both Javier Orozco in the 13th minute, but that was reached in 27 with Sergio Santana annotation penalty.

The defeat leaves Cruz Azul chance to qualify to the quarter-finals, even as a possible best second place, left with nine points, 11 to Neza arrived. Altamira remained at nine, same as Atlas, which added the extra.

The ability to get to the next stage of the tournament forced the blue box to go to the party and in the 13th minute opened the scoring with a goal by Orozco, who with cross shot beat Jesus Gallardo for 1-0 (1-1 overall ) to pass along
Jesus Lara.

Everything Seemed to be going well for the local team, but in the 27th minute, Luis Bolaños was fouled inside the area of Jair Pereira for which the maximum penalty mark, Sergio Santana claimed that a good way to make it 1-1 (1 Global -2) in 28.

Having no good dividends in their arrivals on the wings, the box "cementero" tried to reach the center, but also had difficulty scoring chances baste on the goal defended by Jesus Gallardo. So they went to break.

For the second half, atlista table was dedicated to keeping the tie, while the Azul insisted for a goal of passing the quarter-finals and took it into Orozco, who lost the option for a goal and when he had two companions to serve in the 60th minute on a counterattack.

When the most insisted Cruz Azul's goal advantage, Hector Gutierrez received his second cardboard preventive in 72 minutes to win the expulsion and leave his team with 10 men and the possibility of elimination.

Despite the numerical disadvantage, the whole sky was scoring some actions on the part of Gallardo who became the figure to prevent the fall of his frame in a shot from Javier Aquino that threatened to end in a goal in 82.

The work of Victor Bisguerra whistling was acceptable and the "Machine" Hector Gutierrez admonished twice to expel in 72, while for "Foxes" Luis showed preventive Blaños cardboard, Jesus Gallardo, Ricardo Bocanegra, Christian Sanchez and Lucas Ayala .


Cruz Azul. - Yosgart Gutierrez, Nestor Araujo, Jair Pereira, Adrian Cortes, Rogelio Chavez, Israel Castro (Alejandro Vela, 62), Francinilson Santos, Hector Gutierrez, Marco Angulo (Javier Aquino, 46), Javier Orozco and Jesus Lara (Omar Bravo, 66). DT William Vazquez.

Atlas. - Jesus Gallardo, Facundo Erpen, Luis Robles, Hugo Rodriguez, Leandro Cufré (Christian Sanchez, 36), Lucas Ayala, Ricardo Bocanegra, Carlos Gutierrez, Luis Bolaños, Sergio Santana (Jahir Barraza, 46) and Alfredo Sanchez (Luis Alonso Sandoval, 62). DT Thomas Boy.

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Ghislayne-Garcia-Juegos-Nacionales-EscolaresDebbye Ghislayne Leal will participate in the National School Games to be held in Tepic, Nayarit.
At twelve years old, Ghislayne Debbye Leal García will represent Tamaulipas in the National School Chess Games to be held in the city of Tepic, Nayarit.

Leal Garcia is a student at the school  "Despertar del Campesino" in Altamira, and a stage winner of the state chess tournament organized by the Secretariat of Basic Education.

Belonging to a poor family, living in the Miramar area of ​​the municipality, the outstanding sithe grade student, has many achievements and successes in sports science.

"Chess is a way to play with math, to learn and to think faster," says the athlete who also shares her passion for football.

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SCCGUADALAJARA, Mexico – All the speculation surrounding left back Edgar Castillo leaving Club Tijuana appears to have been accurate. The 27-year-old confirmed on Friday he is heading to Liga MX side Atlas.

Castillo wrote that he would be leaving Xolos on Thursday, when he posted a message on his Twitter account. He told Cancha on Friday that his final destination will be Los Zorros.

“In Tijuana I lasted two and a half years, I did well and thought I’d stay longer, but it wasn’t like that and I hope that at Atlas it will be much longer,” Castillo told the publication.

Castillo stressed that he has matured at Tijuana and is ready for the new challenge at the club coached by Tomás Boy, who will have money to work with following a buy-out by TV Azteca in late 2013.

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“Thanks to all the fans that supported me in this great adventure called Xoloitzcuintles,” read Castillo's Twitter message on Thursday in Spanish.

Castillo went on to thank the club’s directors and president for having confidence in him and announced it was time for him to leave the “beautiful city” to start a new stage of his footballing career.

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Peloton Cycle (photo by Eric Hwang)

For my recent trip to Puerto Vallarta with a group of young real estate investors, I was instructed to wear shorts and t-shirt and to not dress up for the private Gulfstream jet flight. This was something I was not used to, as we luxury travelers like to keep up appearances, especially when traveling on private planes. After boarding, I quickly realized what the itinerary would be for the short trip to Mexico.

My friends always want the newest luxury gadgets, and they had fixed in the rear of the cabin two sparkling new exercise cycles with flat screen monitors. We were to take one of the first live cycling classes ever during the flight. I have never experienced an exercise class on a bike, let alone one in high altitude, so I was excited to have this become my debut working out on a bike, and what a bike this was. I followed along with my buddy and took a live 30 minute class led by an attractive, motivating instructor who helped guide us in the class through sprints and hills with amazing music. I immediately became addicted, after my initial pains subsided, and contacted the company upon my return.

The sleek, near-silent Peloton cycle is the first exercise bike to attempt to fully integrate a home workout machine with live classes. Users can jump in on a 30, 45 or 60 minute class anytime. Sessions stream live from New York City’s Peloton studio, where top instructors interact with you as you compete with fellow riders. You can sort classes by instructor, language, level and date, or choose to join in on a live class.

The concept is ingeniously techy but simple: Attached to the bike is a 21.5-inch touchscreen monitor with a headphone jack that transports you to a class. In addition to being able to get feedback from live instructors, the bike itself monitors calories burned, power output, distance traveled, and pedaling rate. The bike utilizes a belt drive instead of chains, making it super quiet. The hi definition screen is sweat-resistant and comes with Bluetooth and there is even a webcam so you can ride along with friends anywhere in the world.

Live Cycling Class (photo credit Eric Hwang)

The bike is pricey — you’ll pay $1,995 for the bike, plus a $39-a-month subscription with a one-year commitment. Your first-year investment is almost $2,500, but if you take three premium classes a week at places like SoulCycle® or Flywheel®, you’ll break even after about seven months. And, with a bike in your living room or private jet, you can take an unlimited number of classes whenever you want.

I spoke with Peloton CEO and Founder John Foley who told me, “Never before have people been able to join a boutique cycle class while traveling from the comfort of their private jet. At Peloton, we want to help our riders achieve their fitness goals and maintain a healthy lifestyle in the easiest way possible, Forget diamonds, this is the ultimate luxury – saving people precious time to stay fit in the air, on the water, or at their beach home!”

I have always been way too intimidated to join a class where perfect, sculpted bodies are pressed together sweating in unison. My fear was that I would be the fat kid in the back wheezing and out of breath, unable to keep up. This experience has renewed my energy and given me the opportunity to feel like I am actually participating in a high energy class without the peer pressure and crowded rooms. I can’t wait to buy one of the bikes for my home and build my self-confidence back up…in private.

Peloton Studios Control Center (Photo credit Eric Hwang)

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nadadoresWith all the enthusiasm to participate in a great sport coexistence, arrived in Puerto Vallarta blind delegations representing 17 states of Mexico and from the United States to the semi-Olympic pool of the municipal unit of Bobadilla, where they were received by the president of DIF, Magaly Fregoso Ortiz, and sports chief, Juan Rincon Flores.

It was Benito Castillo, head of sports Bahía de Banderas, who made the request to the municipal administration of this destination for swimming competition, was held in Puerto Vallarta since they do not have facilities for that purpose.

Therefore, the national coach of the blind, Joel Francisco Mendel thanked both DIF as sports headquarters Puerto Vallarta providing support to more than 300 competitors who arrived from states like Baja California, Chiapas, Chihuahua, Nayarit and Guanajuato among others.

Magaly Fregoso recognized and congratulated each of the competitors for their great strength and sportsmanship, for despite their disabilities do not expire and do their best in every activity they perform and therefore are a great example for society , said the president of the social service agency.

And advancement, along with Juan Rincon, the organization in collaboration with the association IJAS and sighted the second Blinkin, which is a race where participants will be covered from the eyes to sensitize society and make them part of how living with a disability, as well as raise funds to support the civil partnership.

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The System for Integral Family Development (DIF) presided by Magaly Fregoso Ortiz, in coordination with the Association of Motoclub of Puerto Vallarta, announced the completion of "Festival del Lodazal 2013" with the aim to support three young motocross talents, who represent this city nationwide.

At a press conference in the Outback restaurant, the details of this event were announced, to be held on September 29th starting at11:00 pm at the motocross track located in front of Vallarta 500, with the participation of motorcyclists from Jalisco, Colima and Nayarit. In addition the proceeds, will go to support the children Alejandro Cárdenas, Juan Padilla and Sebastián Landa to participate in national competitions with the representation of Puerto Vallarta.

In this framework, the president of the DIF system, Magaly Fregoso, as well as Manuel Gradilla and Jorge Urence, president and secretary of the Motoclub association and Jorge Humberto Mercado, head judge, agreed on the need to encourage young people in the different skills that imply not only personal development but also the promotion of the destination.

Thus, the Municipal DIF System invites the public to enjoy the family event Festival del Lodazal, on Sunday September 29th in the motocross track, located across from Vallarta 500. The cost of access to the event will be 30 pesos for children and 50 pesos for adults.

It should be noted that on Saturday September 28th there will be the motocross caravan starting at 6:00 pm, which will depart from the parking lot located across from the marine terminal to conclude on the Malecon.

On Sunday starting at 11:00 am, the car competition will start in the category 4 x 4, followed by the presentation of modified cars, rhinos and motocross, in what will be a show full of adrenaline with the participation of young talent .

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0012There was no mistaking the elephant in the room at this week's Pan American Sports Organization (PASO) General Assembly in sunny Puerto Vallarta: it was the elephant not in the room.

Mario Vázquez Raña, the 82 year-old Mexican newspaper magnate, has presided over PASO since 1975, the year of Margaret Thatcher's election as leader of Britain's Conservative party and the fall of Saigon.

He has marked the body with an indelible stamp: scarcely 10 minutes went by in and around this week's meetings without someone commenting, publicly or privately, on Don Mario's negotiating skills, business acumen, generosity or autocratic management style.

But the last few months are forcing PASO to face up to the fact that a remarkable era is nearly over.

First, last September, this Puerto Vallarta General Assembly was postponed after Vázquez Raña underwent surgery; then in November he missed a PASO Extraordinary General Assembly in Bangkok; and now this week, having been hospitalised for six days in mid-December, he was unable to make it to Mexico's palm-fringed Pacific coast.

Happily, PASO's most pressing current concern - the 2015 Toronto Pan American and Parapan American Games - looks to be in good shape; and the vastly experienced, not easily impressed eye of Michael Fennell, President of the PASO Technical Committee, is available to make sure it stays that way.

But it seems inevitable that there will now follow a (potentially lengthy) period when nothing more strategic than the succession issue will be at the forefront of many PASO members' minds.

Mario Vázquez Raña has presided over PASO for almost 40 years but the last few months are forcing PASO to face up to the fact that a remarkable era is nearly over PASO

First vice-president Ivar Sisniega, who chaired the General Assembly after learning just two days before the event that Vázquez Raña would be absent, may have been justified to say that he was "gratified to see the level of mature and serious debate that took place in a very responsible fashion".

It is hard to imagine, though, that the agenda would have been wrapped up inside a day (albeit quite an intensive one) had Vázquez Raña been in the hot seat.

And with so many major international events, including an Olympics and a Youth Olympics, coming to the Americas from this year onwards, it would be highly preferable if the long-term leadership question were not left hanging for too long.

Nobody, at least that I met, expects Vázquez Raña to remain as President beyond 2016.

But the date of that General Assembly is not yet known - and given that what was to have been the 2014 Assembly did not take place until January 2015, that could leave the Mexican in situ for up to another two years.

Equally, the transition may come considerably earlier than that.

An Executive Committee meeting set for March was announced with the comment, "At that time, decisions will be made for the future leadership of our organisation".

I was subsequently advised, however, that this was a reference to a statute review process that is currently in train, rather than anything more dramatic.

Carlos Nuzman, President of the Brazilian Olympic Committee and the man at the helm of Rio 2016, is a leading candidate for the succession of PASO Getty Images

This may itself have an important bearing on the outcome of a future Presidential election, since it may lead to a change in voting entitlements.

At present, as it was explained to me, each of the 41 PASO National Olympic Committees (NOCs) has a vote, and an extra vote is granted for each time a country has hosted the Pan American Games.

This, of course, increases the voting power of larger nations, particularly Mexico, which has hosted on three occasions.

Should the system revert to a straight one country one vote, the influence of the Caribbean members in particular would be increased, especially if they were to vote en bloc.

Based largely on my attempted straw poll around the wide, airy corridors of the conference hotel, I would say that the leading candidates for the succession seem to be as follows:

Carlos Nuzman, PASO's second vice president, from Brazil; Sisniega, another Mexican; and José Joaquín Puello from the Dominican Republic.

It is very possible that another Caribbean candidate may also emerge, with Keith Joseph, PASO's third vice president, from Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and Richard Peterkin, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) member from Saint Lucia, those most frequently mentioned in this connection.

Conceivable dark horses include José Quiñones, if he can overcome his domestic difficulties in Peru, any US or Canadian candidate, and perhaps others.

Neither Nuzman, 72, or Puello, 74, are spring chickens exactly; Nuzman, moreover, will presumably have his hands full until Rio 2016 has come and gone.

But it could be argued that a transition candidate may be in PASO's best interests, while the body transforms itself from a creature, essentially, of a single individual into something much more modern and transparent.

An interesting presence in Puerto Vallarta was Pere Miró, IOC director of relations with NOCs and Olympic Solidarity Getty Images

An interesting presence here in Puerto Vallarta was Pere Miró, IOC director of relations with NOCs and Olympic Solidarity, who acknowledged it was his first PASO General Assembly since Vázquez Raña resigned as President of the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) and head of Olympic Solidarity in March 2012.

This seemed a signal that the first rays of light on PASO's new era are just starting to creep over the horizon.

While the immediate future for PASO looks uncertain in many ways, one thing I would not be worried about, based on what I have seen here, is the organisation's ability to make a success of the post Vázquez Raña era.

The body seems to have an excellent multicultural balance, notwithstanding a big wealth gap between its richest and poorest NOCs; it is also imbued with plenty of men - and women - who have already shown themselves to be able sports administrators, with skills in a variety of areas.

I have little doubt, for example, that the more media savvy could quickly engineer a profile boost for the Pan American Games - and for that matter PASO itself - if given a freer rein.

They have plainly waited a long time, some of them, for additional responsibilities to be thrust upon them.

For a few, opportunity will shortly knock.

David Owen worked for 20 years for the Financial Times in the United States, Canada, France and the UK. He ended his FT career as sports editor after the 2006 World Cup and is now freelancing, including covering the 2008 Beijing Olympics, the 2010 World Cup and London 2012. Owen's Twitter feed can be accessed here.


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N18L140613-1MEXICO CITY – The 64 years that Arturo Ruiz Garcia has spent with the horses at the Hippodrome of the Americas have been enough to teach him that disappointment is the safest bet. All the pre-dawn training, the vitamins and corn-oil concoctions, the Sore No More liniment rubdowns, give no guarantees. “You don’t know what it’s like to be with a horse for a month, day and night, and then it wakes up colicky on race day,” the 76-year-old trainer said.

Then again, bad luck is no sure thing, either. There was the time in the early 1990s when Ruiz’s blazing thoroughbred won 40 races. “Still a record here,” he said. Or when his skinny teenage jockey, Victor Espinoza, won the first race he rode - and then kept on winning. “It takes a year to go from apprentice to jockey, minimum,” Ruiz said. “Victor did it in six months.” For his old colleagues at the Mexico City racetrack where he got his start, Espinoza’s victory atop California Chrome at the Belmont Stakes this weekend would have been a validation for them all — the first Triple Crown winner in 36 years, the first Mexican jockey to achieve the feat ever. But as it so often goes at the track, it was not to be.

To make it in the lucrative world of U.S. thoroughbred racing is a dream for many Latin American and Caribbean jockeys. And in recent years, they have come to dominate the sport. The three Kentucky Derby winners before Espinoza were all from Latin America: Joel Rosario from the Dominican Republic, Mario Gutierrez from Mexico and John Velazquez from Puerto Rico. Of the 11 riders in the Belmont Stakes, there were two Jamaicans, two Puerto Ricans, a Venezuelan, Espinoza and Rosario, who rode Tonalist to victory. “It’s all in the body. Americans are taller and heavier, we are shorter and lighter,” said Ricardo Mar, director of operations at the Hippodrome.

“We are like little Chihuahuas,” said his colleague, Jacob Morett. Although horse culture is ingrained in rural Mexico, racing is not as popular here as other sports, such as soccer or boxing. The Hippodrome, which opened in 1943, is the country’s only racetrack, situated downtown on 50 acres of military-owned land. For the country’s biggest race, which happened on May 31, about 8,000 people showed up. Most weekends, attendance is far lower. “People don’t know the sport well,” Morett said.

“They consider it elitist.” But most Mexican jockeys grow up poor in rural areas, the jockeys and trainers here said, learning to ride while doing ranch work. Espinoza was one of 10 siblings from central Hidalgo state. He began by training quarter horses with his siblings and drove a bus in Mexico City before starting his career at the Hippodrome. While he has earned millions of dollars racing in the United States, a Washington Post photo/oshua Partlow great jockey in Mexico makes about $30,000 a year, said Ruiz, his former trainer. “If you are riding well, it’s enough to live,” said Jose Angel Ambrosio, a 20-year-old jockey who has been racing here for five years.

He said he rides as many as nine races a day, resting long enough to change shirts and hop on a new horse. To maintain his 112-pound riding weight, he said, “there are days I don’t eat.” He hopes someday to follow Espinoza’s example and ride in the United States.

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