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Jaiba Conquista Puerto Jarocho en Copa MX

El Tampico Madero Fútbol Club logró una histórica victoria de 2-0 sobre Veracruz en su debut de la Copa MX del Clausura 2018. Tres puntos que le dan el liderato provisional en el Grupo 7 que también cuenta con la presencia del Atlas de Guadalajara.

Eduardo Fentanes había comentado que el torneo de la Liga de Ascenso sería prioridad en este semestre, por lo tanto utilizó a varios suplentes que no suelen tener actividad en partidos de liga.

Julio González, quien llegó al equipo para el Apertura 2017, tuvo sus primeros minutos en partido oficial con la Jaiba Brava este martes en Veracruz. Juan de la Barrera, quien no ha visto minutos de juego en el Clausura, salió de inicio en el duelo de Copa. Juan Caicedo también llamó la atención en el cuadro titular del cuadro visitante.

Al frente Javier Orozco si se mantuvo en la titularidad y fue acompañado de Alberto García desde el inicio. Sin embargo, el Chuleta salió de cambio al 57, dándole su lugar al seleccionado nacional Eduardo Aguirre. Hasta ese momento el partido se mantenía sin goles en el Luis Pirata Fuente.

“El Mudo” fue el encargado en anotar el primer gol del Tampico Madero en Copa MX al 76 tras un rebote del portero escualo que le quedó a placer a Aguirre para que este solo la empujara al fondo de las redes. A falta de menos de 15 minutos, el TMFC se encaminaba a un triunfo histórico y poco previsto.

La Jaiba Brava terminaría sentenciando el partido con gol de Alberto “el Guamerucito” García, su primero en su regreso al cuadro celeste. El ex-Atlantista se quitó la marca de un rival y con gran técnica individual mandó un disparo raso que Melitón Hernández no pudo detener. 2-0 lo ganaba el TMFC al minuto 81 de juego.

El equipo de Guillermo Vázquez no pudo reaccionar y el puerto enmudeció al ver cómo un equipo de Ascenso se llevaba los tres puntos. Los dirigidos por Eduardo Fentanes, que venían de empatar dos juegos en su torneo regular, encontraron su primera victoria en su debut de Copa MX.

Ahora el Tampico Madero viajará a San Luis Potosí para disputar la Jornada 3 del Clausura 2018 en contra Atlético San Luis este viernes 19 de enero. En Copa, la actividad continuará en el Estadio Tamaulipas contra Atlas el 24 de enero.

Dando la Cara por México

A menos de tres días de que concluyan los Juegos Centroamericanos y del Caribe, Veracruz 2014 y México, como era de esperarse esta peleando la punta del medallero con Cuba. Este viernes 28 los de la isla nos han superado por primera vez desde que comenzó la fiesta deportiva. Pero más allá de que si México logra recuperar la posición de privilegio o no hay algo que esta quedando muy pero muy claro. En el país azteca, hay talento de sobra.

Con 286 medallas hasta el momento en el que estoy publicando esta nota, no hay país que se le pueda acercar a México. Desde mi punto de vista el único oro que estamos obligados a ganar es el de fútbol varonil. Se le puede llamar decepción al hecho de que en el béisbol los nuestros hayan quedado fuera de las posibilidades de contender por una medalla desde muy temprano. Pero no se le puede llamar fracaso. A que en el básquetbol solo las mujeres se hayan subido al podio tampoco es fracaso.

Cientos de atletas mexicanos se han subido al podio en estos juegos y estan teniendo sus cinco minutos de fama. En la gimnasia Cynthia Valdez con tres medallas de oro y una de plata se convirtió en la atleta con más preseas doradas en la historia de estos juegos, de Cynthia y sus compañeras solo nos enteramos cuando estan en este nivel de competencias.

A donde voy con esto. México ganó todas las medallas de oro posibles en el nado sincronizado, todas las de oro posibles en triatlón, modificado a duatlón por las condiciones del Golfo de México, se mantiene el dominio en los clavados, disciplina donde México es de los mejores del mundo, para muestra los logros de Fernando Platas, Paola Espinosa y Yahel Castillo entre otros. Diez oros en el Tae-Kwon-Do hablan por sí mismos. La lista es interminable pero vuelvo a repetir, en México hay mucho talento que asoma la cabeza en este tipo de competiciones, los medios masivos se aprovechan de sus resultados temporalmente y no volvemos a saber de ellos hasta que estan en una Universiada, Panamericanos y algunos de ellos en Juegos Olímpicos.

Lo que se debe de hacer es apoyarlos incondicionalmente de aquí en adelante. Algunos por falta de recursos dejan de entrenar para ponerse a trabajar. Muchos deben tomar transporte público para llegar a sus entrenamientos, pocos se pueden dar el lujo de estudiar en una buena escuela por tal de poder entrenar como su nivel de competencia se los exige.

Hay pocos futbolistas que cuentan con títulos universitarios, pues ellos también le dedican una buena parte de su día a los entrenamientos. La diferencia son los salarios. Mientras a un atleta que le dedica su tiempo al atletismo para intentar sobresalir a nivel nacional y mundial muy apenas se le paga parte de sus viáticos, a un futbolista profesional en nuestro país se le paga por partido, por publicidad, viáticos incluidos, instalaciones de buen nivel a su disposición, doctores y a final de cuentas con su salario le alcanza y le sobra para un coche y muy probablemente una casa. El Tri” es de las cinco selecciones con mayores ingresos en el mundo. Según la revista Forbes, la selección mexicana durante el pasado ciclo mundialista (2010-2014) gasto 10.3 millones de dólares. Se estima que los salarios del cuerpo técnico de la selección mayor superan los 25 mdd. Mientras tanto la selección de básquetbol que nos representó dignamente en el pasado mundial de España tuvo que pagar para poder llevar exceso de equipaje, según Gustavo Ayón, ahora jugador del Real Madrid.

A Carlos Slim se le puede criticar el manejo de Telmex pero el hombre es un sabio a la hora de apostar por deportistas. En el 2004 él y su familia le prestaron el apoyo incondicional a un muchacho que se dedicaba al karting a los 14 años. Diez años después, Sergio Pérez estaría junto a Fernando Alonso celebrando su segundo lugar el en Gran Premio de Malasia. Esteban Gutiérrez pasó por el mismo proceso aunque hasta el momento no ha logrado subirse al podio. Cuando menos se esperaba, gracias a tener dos pilotos en la máxima categoría del automovilismo y los patrocinios de Slim y Slim Jr. a dos escuderías de la F1 en noviembre la Ciudad de México albergará otro Gran Premio.

Ana Guevara tuvo que irse de México junto con su entrenador Raúl Barreda para prepararse en el ciclo Olímpico rumbo a Atenas 2004. En cuanto comenzó a dominar la Liga Dorada y se consagró en Paris como campeona del Mundo le llovieron patrocinios. Muchos se olvidaron de sus esfuerzos que la llevaron al quinto lugar en Sydney 2000 y llamaron fracaso al segundo lugar en Atenas. Ejemplos como los de Ana y Sergio hay miles en México.

Las fortunas que varias empresas se gastan en la selección de fútbol podrían ser bien aprovechados por los boxeadores, gimnastas, canoistas, corredores, tenistas y muchos otros deportistas que se tienen que rascar con lo que pueden para poder sobresalir y darle a México las alegrías que le esta dando en estos Juegos Centroamericanos y del Caribe.

Hasta países como Cuba, que no son territorialmente muy grandes y mucho menos en población saben de la importancia del apoyo al deporte. En el atletismo nos estan matando pues han conseguido 22 oros por siete de México. Para ser un país tan pequeño pero en materia deportiva altamente desarrollado es de llamar la atención.

Al final del día espero que en México quienes nos estan manteniendo en la pelea por el dominio de estos Juegos Centroamericanos reciban el apoyo que merecen, ya que si en política no tenemos una buena cara que dar al mundo, en el deporte sin duda hay cientos de atletas que nos llenan de orgullo.

La delegación mexicana. Hay talento, solo falta apoyarlos incondicionalmente (La Afición)
La delegación mexicana. Hay talento, solo falta apoyarlos incondicionalmente (La Afición)

Last Week In Sports (Nov. 17-23)

FORMULA 1

Lewis Hamilton wins the 2014 F1 Championship (daily.co.uk)
Lewis Hamilton wins the 2014 F1 Championship (daily.co.uk)

It was a much anticipated race under the lights of Abu Dhabi without a much anticipated result. The final 55 laps of the 2014 Formula 1 Season decided the winner of the entire year. Lewis Hamilton came in as the favorite but just 17 points behind was a german with an incredible will to win. Nico Rosberg, who has been friends with Hamilton since their days back in karting series when they were both around 12 years old took their lifelong rivalry to the biggest stage there is in motorsport. Rosberg who had qualified in first lost his lead before even getting to turn one. After being able to keep his teammate within reaching distance after one pit stop Rosberg faced his worst nightmare. His engine lost a tremendous amount of power and instead of fighting for a championship he had to fight the car to finish the race, which he did ending up in 14th spot. That way Lewis was able to relax for most of the race just working to keep Felippe Massa away from the lead. The brazilian put up a fight but was about 2 seconds shy of going past the now two-time world champion. Lewis Hamilton, who had been serious and barely talking the past week showed quite some emotion in the post-race stage when he had already sealed the deal. Rosberg was obviously not happy with his result but conducted himself appropriately and congratulated his teammate, plus acknowledged the superiority of Hamilton not just that day but throughout the season.

NFL

Interesting week in the NFL. The first shocker came from the Oakland Raiders who had not won a single game throughout the season but managed to defeat the Kansas City Chiefs 24-20 on Thursday Night Football. On Sunday Seattle and Denver got back to their winning ways and defeated Arizona and Miami respectively. It was also a good day for Aaron Rodgers who led the Green Bay Packers over the Vikings claiming the first spot on the NFC North with a 24-21 win. But the most exciting game once again involved the Dallas Cowboys as they showed up at MetLife Stadium in New York to face the Giants on Sunday Night Football. The Cowboys came off from a bye week where all their division rivals including Giants had lost. Eli Manning had thrown five interceptions on the past game. The game headed in the right direction for the local team who had a 21-10 lead heading into halftime. The Cowboys responded with 21 points on the second half including a game-winning drive of 80 yards with less than two minutes to go in the game. With a 31-28 win the team owned by Jerry Jones is 8-3 this season, about to clinch a playoff ticket.

SOCCER

It was a record just like any other that was meant to be broken and Leo Messi had been lingering around it for a long time. Telmo Zarra had of 251 La Liga goals. Messi had tried to break it at the Santiago Bernabeu during the derby but was unluck for that one and the next two matches. Saturday against Sevilla not only did he tie the record, but with a hat-trick he set a new one in 253 and counting. Barcelona ended up winning the game 5-1. Real Madrid defeated Eibar 4-0 to keep the lead of “La Liga” after 12 weeks. In the MLS Playoffs L.A. Galaxy took the lead on the first leg of the Western Conference Final with a 1-0 win and the New England Revolution beat Thierry Henry and the New York Red Bulls 2-1 on the Eastern Conference Final. In Mexico the playoffs are set and America will be facing Pumas, Tigres against Pachuca, Atlas will play against Monterrey and Toluca will have Chiapas as their opponent in the first elimination round.

CENTRAL AMERICAN AND CARIBBEAN GAMES

Medal Count as of November 24 at noon. (Veracruz 2014)
Medal Count as of November 24 at noon. (Veracruz 2014)

Mexico continues to dominate the medal count in Veracruz with just a week to go in the games but Cuba is closing in strong and with the wide range of track and field events they might find what they need to attack the host nation. Some of the highlights from last week were Horacio Nava’s (MEX) first place in the 20 km. race-walk with a time of 1:25:05 while Mirna Ortiz from Guatemala took gold on the women’s side with a Games record of 1:35:43. In soccer both teams from Mexico (men and women) advanced to semifinals with a perfect streak during the group stage. The men will face Cuba while the women will play Costa Rica. Mexico dominated the synchronized swimming events with seven out of seven wins and that can be considered as to what is making the difference between Cuba’s 63 gold medals and the 67 earned by Mexico so far. Colombia is in third with 51.

NBA

We are just getting started with a long basketball season and some teams are over the expectations while others are below. Lebron James came back to Cleveland hoping to be the secret element to bring the Cavs back to title contention. Up to this point we can say King James is missing having Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh by his side since the team he is now playing for is in an early season crisis after a four game losing streak. Toronto is the best team in the league so far with a 9-1 record after ten games. Both Dallas and San Antonio have a 7-3 record heading into the last week of november while the Lakers even with Kobe Bryant being Kobe Bryant can’t find a groove and are 3-7. Last week they were demolished by the Mavericks at Dallas 140-106 just after beating the Rockets on the road.

Last Week in Sports (10/13/14 to 10/19/14)

Here is a look at some of the most important stories in the world of sports this past week.

NFL

Once again I will start things off by talking about the Dallas Cowboys. The team was coming off an impressive victory on the road against the reigning Super Bowl Champs, the Seattle Seahawks. They had a bumpy week that started with Joseph Randle being caught stealing underwear and cologne at a store in the Dallas/Fort-Worth area (he will now endorse it). The next day a survey came out stating that the team owned by Jerry Jones was no longer America’s team, but now the Denver Broncos held that title. Pretty sure if that same survey was handed out today the Cowboys would recover that spot. Playing their first division game of the season against the New York Giants they had a shaky first half but a very solid second. DeMarco Murray  ran for 126 yards becoming the first player to go over 100 for seven consecutive games in the history of the NFL. Tony Romo had another great day in Arlington passing for 279 yards and three touchdowns. The Cowboys are now 6-1 after beating the Giants 31-21. Last time they started this well was in 2007.

On the Sunday Night Football game history was made. Peyton Manning tied Brett Favre’s record of 508 career touchdown passes and just moments later he went for a record setting 509 on a third and goal opportunity. Demaryius Thomas caught the ball that from now on will be displayed in Canton, Ohio at the NFL Hall of Fame museum. Manning would leave the game but not before he threw one more touchdown pass (510) against the San Francisco defense. It was a historic night at Mile High Stadium in Denver, Colorado where the dominant 42-17 win by the Broncos will hardly be remembered by the score.

WATCH: Peyton Manning 509 TD Pass

SOCCER

Euro 2016 Qualifiers continued early this week. Germany can’t find a way to play like it did to achieve the World Cup title just a few months back and was tied by Ireland in the last minutes of the game for a 1-1 draw. A header from Cristiano Ronaldo helped his national team (Portugal) get three points on its visit to Denmark 1-0. A game determined by UEFA (the European association that regulates soccer in Europe) as a high-risk match proved to be just that. Serbia hosted Albania hoping politic turmoil in between both nations did not affect the game but it was a drone flying over the field carrying a flag from Albania the last straw that angered Serbian players. One of them pulled the flag down and when that happened all hell broke loose and there was a big fight among players and those on the bench as well as in between fans in the stands. That way Martin Atkinson from England had no other choice but to suspend the game. While Albanian players were received as national heroes, Serbia wants UEFA to award them an automatic win. Chances are both teams get suspended from competition from now in.

In Mexico the national league is only four games away from going into playoffs. America played Monterrey hoping to get a win after two straight games without it. They did just that playing against a team that was in second place before the game and now sits in the fifth spot after. Monterrey after losing 0-2 against the leaders of the competition has let Toluca, Atlas and Tigres stand in the way between them and the top of the leaderboard. Chivas, one of the most popular teams in the league hired a new coach, (the same one that could not get Mexico to the World Cup) José Manuel de la Torre. They played León  who won the last championship setting the stage for a great comeback but in the end 2 goals from “La Fiera” and one from “El Rebaño” just made things worst .

In Spain the soccer world is getting ready to see Real Madrid play Barcelona in what is said to be the biggest rivalry around a soccer ball that there is in the world. Before that happens this past weekend Madrid played Levante in what seemed to be target practice for the team managed by Carlo Ancelotti. Two goals from Cristiano Ronaldo, one from James Rodriguez, one from Isco and another one from Javier “Chicharito” Hernández (his 3rd with Madrid), sealed a 5-0 victory the week prior to “El Superclásico”. On the other side, Messi is just one goal away from tying Telmo Zarra as the player with the most goals in “La Liga”(250). He scored once in the 3-0 win against Eibar and refused to be substituted late in the second half.

BASEBALL

It doesn’t matter how you get there as long as you get there. That is probably what both teams that will be playing in the MLB World Series told themselves after clinching a spot for the Wild Card game on their respective divisions a few weeks back. The Kansas City Royals have not been defeated in their first postseason run in 28 years. The team swept Oakland, L.A. Dodgers and the Orioles. The San Francisco Giants are a bit more used to playing this far into the season. They recently were crowned champions when playing against the Texas Rangers in the 2011 World Series. This time around they beat Pittsburgh in the Wild Card game, 3-1 in the series against the Washington Nationals, and 4-1 against the St. Louis Cardinals where the last game came down to the wire but a three-run home run by Travis Ishikawa in the bottom of the ninth inning sealed the deal at home for the Giants (6-3). The 2014 World Series between the Kansas City Royals and the San Francisco Giants starts this tuesday.

On a quick note, the Texas Rangers announced Jeff Banister as their new skipper after Ron Washington resigned late in the 2014 Season due to personal problems after eight years leading the Rangers clubhouse leader. Banister comes from Pittsburgh hoping to bring the Rangers back to the postseason, an instance they have not showed up to in the past two campaigns.  I will address his personal story in a later date.

GOLF

Major championships were over a while back in the PGA Tour this year but that doesn’t golf players have stayed at home since then. This past weekend in Las Vegas, Nevada at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, Ben Martin took the win finishing 20 strokes under par, just two strokes below his closest competitor Kevin Streelman. Mexico’s rookie Carlos Ortiz played in his second tournament as a PGA pro and that did not seem to matter. The former Mean Green golfer finished tied for 18th spot with 11 strokes below par. He is now 33rd in the Fedex Cup Rankings.

RUNNING

Just three weeks ago the Marathon world record was shattered in Berlin, Germany. This past sunday, Abraham Cheroben was aiming to do the same with Zersenay Tadese’s World Record of 58:23. The 21-year-old Kenyan ran the Medio Maratón Valencia with that goal. “I’m satisfied with my win but I’m not totally happy because I was targeting a world record today. I’m convinced I can break the 58-minute barrier for the distance”, were the Cheroben’s words right after the race that has been won by Kenyans the past nine editions. His time of 58:48 is the fastest time for anyone who has ran this distance the past two years.

CAR RACING

The Formula 1 is on a two week break from racing. While the Formula travels from Europe to America in Mexico City representatives from “Tilke”, a german architecture firm presented the design of the new “Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez” track which will be used to host the “Mexico Grand Prix” on November 1st of 2015 per the preliminary calendar. The track is expected to be the second fastest in the world just behind the historic Monza circuit in Italy. Cars should be able to reach a top speed of 328 kms/h and organizers expect to receive over 120,000 fans at the track’s grounds on race day.

WATCH: F1 Mexico Grand Prix Track Design

In NASCAR Brad Keselowski took the checkered flag at the GEICO 500 in Talladega. 32 of the 43 drivers that started the race finished in the same lap that the leader did. Matt Kenseth who is also fighting for the Sprint Cup championship made it finished just 0.141 seconds behind Keselowski. With just four races to go in the season it is Joey Logano from Team Penske who leads the pack. He finished 11th at Talladega in a race that had 38 lead changes.

RACQUETBALL

Mexican racquetball player Paola Longoria had not made major headlines in Mexico until last night when she lost against the American Rhonda Rajsich at the Stockton Pro Am (11-9, 5-11, 14-12, 5-11, 11-4). The reason this was important was because it meant the end to a 152 game winning streak from the mexican superstar. Oddly enough it happened against the same person she had lost to in may of 2011. Since that game Longoria had not lost a single match until now. Longoria’s chance to restart her streak will come at the Central American Games in Veracruz, Mexico from november 14 to the 30th.

Mexicano Subcampeón en US Open

Muchos sabemos de que la norteamericana Serena Williams levantó su 18vo título de Grand Slam al imponerse en sets corridos (6-3, 6-3) a su rival Caroline Wozniacki. Muchos sabemos que hoy Kei Nishikori de Japón se enfrentará a Marin Cilic de Croacia en la final varonil del último Grand Slam del año. Pero pocos sabemos que hace unos días un mexicano buscó la gloria en las canchas de Flushing Meadows de Nueva York en la cancha Arthur Ashe.

Santiago Gonzalez es uno de los mejores jugadores de dobles en la actualidad. Su presencia en las finales ha ido incrementando año con año y hoy ocupa la posición número 39 del ranking mundial. A la fecha tiene nueve títulos como profesional incluyendo uno donde yo lo vi jugar (Irving Tennis Classic).

Santiago es un jugador muy serio, el no busca que las cámaras lo sigan y es de pocas palabras cuando lo entrevistas. En la cancha es un hombre muy competitivo que no da una sola bola por perdida. Se sabe comunicar bien con sus parejas, y por lo regular arma buen equipo con quien sea.

 

A sus 31 años ha jugado en 20 torneos de Grand Slam y aunque no ha ganada uno solo, el viernes 5 de septiembre estuvo a un paso de conseguir el tan ansiado título de uno de los cuatro torneos más importantes en el tour de la ATP.

Jugando de pareja con la norteamericana Abigail Spears, acariciaron la gloria teniendo como rivales a Bruno Soares (BRA) y a Sania Mirza (IND). Tras perder el primer set (1-6), se repusieron para ganar el segundo (6-2) y obligar a un tie-break para determinar el ganador.

Un desenlace bastante parejo con una doble falta por bando, 70% de efectividad en el primer servicio y cuatro errores no forzados de cada lado de la red.

Aquí el mejor a 10 puntos ganaba. Gonzalez y su pareja alargaron el juego cuando ya todo parecía perdido al ir abajo 4-9. Cinco puntos en bandeja apuntaban a que la voltereta histórica se podía dar. Desafortunadamente un revés mal colocado de Spears le dio la victoria a Soares y Mirza (11-9). Un golpe letal para el mexicano en sus aspiraciones de ganar un grand slam este año.

En el 2013 el oriundo de Córdoba, Veracruz, México llegó a colocarse en la posición 23 del ranking mundial. Es sin duda de los mejores mexicanos de la historia en el deporte blanco.Se convirtió en profesional en el 2001 y desde entonces ha tenido una carrera con pocos altibajos.

El 2013 sin duda ha sido su mejor año, y Scott Lipsky, su pareja más confiable con quien ha conquistado cinco de sus nueve títulos. Esto, viendo el vaso medio lleno, es el indicio de que la carrera como tenista profesional de Santiago González más tarde que temprano contará con un título de Grand Slam en su palmarés.