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Washington Mystics star Tina Charles Named Eastern Conference Player of the Week

The WNBA announced recently that Washington Mystics center Tina Charles has been named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week for games played during the week of September 6 – September 12. This marks her second Player of the Week recognition this season and the 32nd of her career (last win: June 14, 2021). Charles is averaging a league leading and career-best 24.3 points and 9.6 rebounds per game.

Charles led the Mystics to a 2-1 record, with wins over the Atlanta Dream (82-74) and the Chicago Sky (79-71). During the week, she averaged 20.3 points, 10.0 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game while shooting 41.2 percent from three-point range. The 11th year center totaled her 10th 30+ point game of the season on September 12 at Chicago (31 points, 10 rebounds), joining Maya Moore and Diana Taurasi as the only players in league history to total at least 10 30+ point games in a single season. On September 10 vs. Atlanta, Charles totaled 16 rebounds and 26 points, passing Rebekkah Brunson for second in all-time rebounds. Charles’ 16 rebounds marked her fifth 15+ rebound game of the season, tied for the most in the league.

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Washington Mystics edge out Chicago, 79-71

1495Sports is proud to bring the following Washington Mystics Post Game Press Conference from 9/12. This was after the team’s 79-71 victory over the Chicago Sky. Video features thoughts from Head Coach Mike Thibault, along with Tina Charles, Shatori Walker-Kimbrough and Leilani Mitchell.

The Washington Mystics picked up their second consecutive win against the Chicago Sky in WNBA action on September 12. Helping to lead the way for the Mystics was Tina Charles, who had 31 points, 10 rebounds and five assists.

For Charles this is the 10th game this season she has totaled 30 or more points in a game. With her most recent performance Charles has been able to join Maya Moore and Diana Taurasi as the only players to total 10 or more 30-poitn games in a single season.

In addition, Charles has totaled 11 double-doubles on the season, which marks the 11th 20/10 game of the season. This is the most 20/10 games by any player in a season.

Charles had a great all-around shooting night as she was able to go 4pf0r8 from the three-point range, and this is the ninth game this season she has been able to total three or more three-point makes in a game.

Another star for the Mystics in the team’s victory over Chicago is Natasha Cloud who netted 16 points, while also having a game-high eight assist. This is the 13th game this season she has been able to total seven or more assist in a game.

To round out the scoring for the Mystics was Shatori Walker-Kimbrough who had 14 points. This marks the fourth game this season she has been able to reach double figures. In addition to her fine shooting performance Walker-Kimbrough totaled a career-best six steals.

Up next for the Mystics who have moved their way up in the WNBA Eastern standings to third place, will be a game against the New York Liberty on September 17 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. The tip between these two teams is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.

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RJJ Boxing on UFC FIGHT PASS® California Dreamin’ Loaded 127-11 “Hollywood Fight Nights” card

The latest installment of RJJ Boxing on UFC FIGHT PASS makes its California debut next Thursday night, September 16th at Quiet Cannon Event Center in Montebello, California.

Presented by Roy Jones Jr. (RJJ) Boxing Promotions, in association with World Cup Boxing Series and 360 Boxing, who’s popular “Hollywood Fight Nights” series returns to its southern California base.

The Sept. 16th event will stream live and exclusively on UFC FIGHT PASS, the world’s leading digital subscription service for combat sports, starting at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT. To sign up for UFC FIGHT PASS, please visit www.ufcfightpass.com.

“We’ve been streaming RJJ Boxing on UFC FIGHT PASS for nearly three years and without question this will be our most powerful event to date,” RJJ Boxing co-founder an CEO Keith Veltre said. “It very well may be the best boxing ever streamed live on UFC FIGHT PASS. There will be three action-packed hours of boxing, showcasing ten fighters with a combined pro record of 127-11 with eighty knockouts competing in five competitive, entertaining matches.”

Tom Loeffler (360 Promotions) is a good promoter to partner with in California. We were supposed to co-promote a ‘Hollywood Fight Nights’ show with him last year, but COVID-19 restrictions canceled that date. We’re excited about this show and this memorable evening of boxing.”

Ukrainian knockout artist Serhi “El Flaco” Bohachuk (19-1, 19 KOs), fighting out of Los Angeles, headlines in the 10-round main event against Houston super welterweight Raphael “Trouble” Igbokwe (16-2, 7 KOs). Ranked No. 13 by the World Boxing Council (WBC), the 26-yar-old Bohachuk faces a clear and present danger in Igbokwe, who is riding a 3-fight win streak.

In the 10-round co-featured event, Kazakhstan super middleweight Ali Akhemedov (16-1, 12 KOs), a former WBC International Silver Super Middleweight Champion, takes on veteran Peruvian fighter David “La Pantera” Zegarra (34-5, 21 KOs), who is fighting out of Mexico City. Akhmedov trains with world champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin.

Armenian cruiserweight Rafayel “Bam Bam” Simonyan (9-1, 8 KOs) meets Adrian “Monta-Ru” Taylor (11-1, 4 KOs) in an 8-round bout. The Abel Sanchez-trained Simonyan is coming off a disputed loss by way of an 8-round majority decision this pat March to Abraham Tebes. Taylor has gained invaluable experience as world welterweight champion Errol Spence’s sparring partner.

In a battle of undefeated California super featherweights, Adrian Corona (7-0, 1 KO) faces Daniel “Big Dawg” Robles (7-0, 5 KOs) in a 6-round boxer-puncher matchup.

In the UFC FIGHT PASS opener, undefeated female lightweights Austria-born Elvina “Warrior” White (5-0, 2 KOs), fighting out of Los Angeles, and Chelsey “Mae” Anderson (3-0, 1 KO) throw-down in a 4-round fight.

Card subject to change.

Limited tickets are on sale for The VIP Boxing Experience ($100 preferred seating and $60.00 general admission) and available for purchase online at www.360Promotions. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. PT.

INFORMATION:

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Twitter: @UFCFightPass, @Keith_Veltre, @RoyjonesJRfa @RoyJonesJrOfficial

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ABOUT ROY JONES JR, BOXING PROMOTIONS: Co-founded in 2013 by 10-time world champion Roy Jones, Jr. and Keith Veltre, Roy Jones, Jr. (RJJ) Boxing Promotions is on its way to reinventing boxing. RJJ has already made a massive impact in the boxing community in a few short years. Creating exhilarating content for UFC Fight Pass, CBS Sports, Showtime, ESPN and beIN Sports in many of the finest venues across the country, RJJ has proven it is conquering the sweet science of the sport.

Based in the fight capital of the world, Las Vegas, NV, Roy Jones Jr. Boxing Promotions is climbing to the top at a fast pace, adding young talent to its growing stable.

ABOUT UFC FIGHT PASS®UFC FIGHT PASS® is the world’s leading digital subscription service for combat sports. Since launching in 2013, UFC FIGHT PASS is now available in more than two hundred countries and territories. UFC FIGHT PASS provides its members with unlimited access to live UFC FIGHT PASS Prelims; live mixed martial arts and combat sports from around the world; original series and historical programming; special features; behind-the-scenes content; in-depth interviews; and up-to-the minute reports on the world of combat sports. UFC FIGHT PASS subscribers also have 24/7 access to the world’s largest fight library, featuring more than 20,000 bouts from dozens of combats sports organizations, as well as every fight in UFC history. Fight fans can access UFC FIGHT PASS on personal computers, iOS and Android mobile devices, Apple TV, Xbox One, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Roku, Samsung Smart TVs, LG Smart TVs, and Sony TVs with Android TV. For more information, please visit www.ufcfightpass.com.

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First  5  MLWOpera Cup participants announced

Major League Wrestling (MLW®) recently announced the first five participants of The 2021 Opera Cup, pro wrestling’s oldest tournament dating back over a century, taking place the the upcoming MLW Fightland event live on Saturday, Oct. 2 at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia and airing nationally on a later date.

The eight-man, single-elimination tournament is scheduled to include a who’s who of the toughest fighters on the MLW roster, including 2020 Opera Cup winner and former UFC knockout artist “Filthy” Tom Lawlor, one of the sports greatest technical wrestlers Davey Richards, high-flying phenom TJP, decorated international champion Matt Cross, and former D1 football recruit, the heavyweight hustle Calvin Tankman.

MLW will be announcing the final three entrants to the Opera Cup in the coming weeks, along with the complete tournament bracket. The tournament finals are scheduled to take place on Saturday, Nov. 6 at MLW Intimidation Games also in Philadelphia.

“For this year’s Opera Cup, we’ve assembled an incredibly diverse line-up of fighters and exciting surprises that will make for some of the most explosive match-ups the tournament has seen to date,” said Court Bauer. “The Opera Cup is dedicated to the great men who have fought valiantly before us and MLW has brought it back to reignite the spirit of the greats who preceded today and tomorrow’s greats.”

The grandest tournament for over a century, MLW re-introduced the world famous Professional Wrestling Opera House Cup in 2019 after a 71-year hiatus as its biggest annual tournament. The historic event was held annually for nearly 50 years at renowned turn-of-the-century opera houses from New York to Boston, showcasing the greatest wrestlers of the day in a grueling multi-day tournament that launched the careers of many pioneers of the sport.

Upon returning to the Opera Cup to the national spotlight, MLW contracted the craftsman behind maintaining the Stanley Cup to meticulously restore the original Opera Cup trophy to its original glory. Now modern Opera Cup winners are immortalized in plaques alongside legends like George Hackenschmidt, Stu Hart, Leo Pardello, William Muldoon and Waldek Zbyszko.

Over the summer of 2019, Major League Wrestling entrusted the same craftsmen who have worked with the NHL on maintaining the Stanley Cup to complete the restoration process of the original cup in time for the return of the tournament.

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Big Fights set for September at Mechanics Bank Arena in Bakersfield, California

Premier Boxing Champions will present back-to-back nights of FS1 PBC Fight Night action, and on FOX Deportes, on Saturday, September 18 and Sunday, September 19 delivering an exciting fight-filled weekend live from Mechanics Bank Arena in Bakersfield, California.
 
On Saturday, rising lightweight prospect Jose Valenzuela will put his unbeaten record on the line against Colombia’s Deiner Berrio in the 10-round main event. That telecast will begin at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT and feature undefeated super middleweight prospect Suray Mahmutovic stepping into the ring for six rounds of action against unbeaten Pachino Hill, while undefeated featherweights Rajon Chance and Elon de Jesus battle in a six-round attraction.
 
On Sunday, undefeated super featherweight prospect Maliek Montgomery faces Aleem Jumakhonov in a 10-round headlining bout. That telecast begins at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT and will see all-action super lightweight Omar “El Relámpago” Juárez in an eight-round attraction against Mexico’s Jairo Lopez, plus exciting prospect Angel Barrientes competes in a four-round super bantamweight showdown taking on Victor Torres.
 
Tickets for the live events, which are promoted by TGB Promotions, are on sale now and available at AXS.com.
 
Born in Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico, Valenzuela (9-0, 6 KOs) now trains in Seattle as a stablemate of unbeaten two-time champion David Benavidez. The 22-year-old turned pro in 2018 and is currently on a five-bout knockout streak that includes 2021 victories over Nelson Hampton and Clay Burns. In his last outing, Valenzuela stopped Donte Strayhorn in the fourth-round of their August 21 bout. He takes on the 30-year-old Berrio (22-3-1, 13 KOs), who represents his native Columbia while fighting out of Los Angeles. All three of Berrio’s defeats have come against unbeaten fighters and have gone the distance, including his last outing, which saw him drop his U.S. debut to Juan Pablo Romero in April.
 
Mahmutovic (3-0, 3 KOs) began his pro career with three-straight knockout victories before he makes his U.S. debut as a pro on September 18. The 23-year-old was born in San Francisco and now resides in Daly City, California. Mahmutovic picked up all of his knockout victories in 2021, scoring wins in April, May and July. He squares off against Davenport, Iowa’s Hill (6-0, 5 KOs) in a battle of unbeatens. The 24-year-old Hill debuted in February 2020, with three-straight stoppage victories, having most recently defeated Brandt Cooper in August.
 
The 21-year-old Chance (5-0, 5 KOs) will look to keep his perfect record intact when he returns to the ring on September 18. A native of East Orange, New Jersey, Chance began his 2021 by knocking out Marco Lara in the first round in July. Chance will be taking on the 27-year-old de Jesus (3-0, 2 KOs) in a rematch of their 2018 amateur clash that Chance won by split-decision. Fighting out of Dunkirk, New York, de Jesus most recently defeated Jetter Soriano by unanimous decision in August.
 
The 25-year-old Montgomery (10-0, 10 KOs) turned pro in 2017 after an impressive amateur career that included two national Golden Gloves titles and victories over recognizable names such as Edgar Berlanga, Keeshawn Williams and Joseph Adorno, to name a few. The Macon, Georgia born fighter has stopped all 10 of his opponents inside of the distance in his pro career to date. He will face the 28-year-old Jumakhonov (9-3-2, 5 KOs), who most recently knocked out Jorge Ramos in September 2020. Born in Horoh, Tajikistan, Jumakhonov now fights out of Reseda, California.
 
Juárez (11-1, 5 KOs) will look to bounce back after his first defeat, which came via decision in an exciting showdown against All Rivera in June. Juárez has been lauded as much for his work outside the ring as he has for what he’s accomplished in it. After graduating high school in his native Brownsville, Texas, the 22-year-old dedicated himself to giving back to the state’s youth through motivational speaking and received recognition from the Texas State Senate and the Texas House of Representatives for his efforts. He takes on the 30-year-old Lopez (26-13, 17 KOs), who hails from Nuevo Leon, Mexico and lost by decision to Anthony Peterson in his last outing.
 
The younger of the Barrientes twins by 13 minutes, Ángel Barrientes (5-1, 4 KOs) had an impressive amateur career, winning 14 national tournaments and three international. The 19-year-old turned pro in November 2019, winning his first three fights before dropping a December 2020 contest to Travon Lawson. Barrientes last fight saw him stop Linus Lambert in the first round in August. He squares off against the 27-year-old Torres (7-8-1, 5 KOs), who fights out of Modesto, California and has won five-straight bouts heading into September 19.

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Fordham Men’s Basketball Atlantic 10 Schedule Released

Photo of Rose Hill Gym. By: Stacy Podelski

The 2021-2022 Fordham University Men’s Basketball Atlantic 10 schedule was released today. It features five televised Atlantic 10 contests among the Rams’ 18 conference contests.

For the eighth straight year, the Fordham men’s Atlantic 10 18-game schedule will consist nine home and nine away contests, with the Rams facing five opponents in a home-and-home series. First-year head coach Kyle Neptune’s squad will face Davidson, Duquesne, George Washington, La Salle, and Massachusetts twice during the 2021-2022 season.

The Rams will make five appearances on national television during the Atlantic 10 season, four on an NBC Universal platform and one on the CBS Sports Network.

In addition to the home games with Davidson, Duquesne, George Washington, La Salle, and Massachusetts, the Rams will host George Mason, Rhode Island, Richmond, and VCU in the historic Rose Hill Gym.

Besides the return trips to Davidson, Duquesne, George Washington, La Salle, and Massachusetts, Fordham will play Atlantic 10 Conference road contests at Dayton, St. Bonaventure, Saint Joseph’s, and Saint Louis in 2021-2022.

The 2021-22 Atlantic 10 Conference men’s basketball schedule will feature 76 nationally televised and digitally produced games on the league’s three media partners: ESPN, CBS Sports, and NBC Sports. The A-10 announced the conference schedule and TV selections for the upcoming season Thursday. Through its robust media agreements and all-encompassing streaming agreement with ESPN+, every home game for all 14 league members will be available on TV or digitally.

The 2021-22 conference schedule tips off on Thursday, Dec. 30 with seven games, including a nationally-televised contest featuring Dayton at Rhode Island on CBS Sports Network. Through the course of league play, there will be 55 televised games, seven televised non-conference games and three non-conference games on NBC digital as part of the A-10 package. Each of the league’s 14 teams will make at least four appearances on national TV. The league will televise every game the weekend of Friday, Jan. 14 through Monday, Jan. 17, including a special Martin Luther King Day doubleheader on CBS Sports Network.

For the 13th straight year, the Atlantic 10 Men’s Basketball Championship Final will be broadcast on the CBS Television Network and will also stream live on Paramount+ as a part of the network’s overall Selection Sunday coverage. In total, 11 games of the 2022 Atlantic 10 Men’s Basketball Championship at Capital One Arena will be nationally broadcast with the opening round games on March 9 will stream live, exclusively on ESPN+. NBC Sports will carry the second round and the quarterfinals, March 10-12, and CBS Sports Network will air the semifinal games on March 13. The championship will be played in the nation’s capital for the second time in league history.

Last fall, the Atlantic 10 extended its long-standing agreements with all three media partners. This will mark the ninth year of the continuing agreements with ESPN, CBS Sports and NBC Sports. Atlantic 10 institutions reside in states that comprise 33.3 million television households, approximately 30 percent of the total national media market. There are nine A-10 institutions in or adjacent to the top 25 media markets in the country.

“It’s exciting to be announcing a full master schedule for this season, given the challenges we faced last year as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. I sincerely want to take this opportunity to thank all of our media partners for their tremendous support and the schedule they all will be broadcasting for the upcoming A-10 season,” stated Atlantic 10 Commissioner Bernadette V. McGlade.

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Washington Mystics Snap Losing Streak with 82-74 victory over Atlanta

1495Sports is proud to bring the following Washington Mystics Post Game Press Conference from 9/10. This was after the team’s 82-74 victory over the Atlanta Dream. The video includes thoughts from Head Coach Mike Thibault, along with stars of the game Tina Charles, Natasha Cloud and Theresa Plaisance 

The Washington Mystics snapped a three-game losing streak on Friday, as the team was able to earn an 82-74 victory over the Atlanta Dream in WNBA action. The victory for the team was a milestone one for Head Coach Mike Thibault who was able to record his 150th career win with the franchise.

Leading the way for the team was Tina Charles ,who passed Rebekkah Brunson for second time on the all-time rebound list. Charles who was able to record 16 rebounds, which marks her fifth 15 plus rebound game of the season, which is most in the league.

To go along with that rebounding mark, Charles also recorded a game-high 26 points, which marks the lead-leading 18th 20-point game of the season. Tina has been able to total her 10 20//10 game of the season, which is tied with Aja Wilson for the most 20/10 games. Charles went 3-for-6 from the three-point range, which is the eight time this season she has been able to make three or more three-point makes in a game.

One of the reasons for the team’s success against Atlanta was the fact that the team distributed the ball around the court, as the Mystics were able to total 20 assists, which marks the 13th game this season the team totaled 20 or more assist.

Another star for the Mystics in terms of offense was Theresa Plaisance who had 14 points in addition to the Mystics bench who had 24 points. This marks the seventh consecutive game the bench has scored 17 or more points.

Up next for the Mystics will be a game against the Chicago Sky on Sunday, September 12. These two teams will be playing in Wintrust Arena in Chicago, Illinois with the tip off slated for 3:00 p.m.

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