The Miami-Dade police department is reporting that a 21-year-old woman was shot to death outside of a home in Southeast Miami-Dade.The incident was reported around 8:00 am at a home on Southwest 307th Street.According to the report, the victim identified as Winnie Mendoza, was found dead in the driveway of the home. Not much is known about the incident at this time, however, authorities did report that they have taken one person into custody.This is a developing story.
LAS VEGAS (AP)—Timothy Bradley promised to shock, though the biggest shock in his fight with Manny Pacquiao came from the judges’ scorecards.In a fight Pacquiao seemed to have in hand, two judges decided otherwise, giving Bradley a split decision Saturday night and ending the Filipino fighter’s remarkable seven-year unbeaten run. SPLIT DECISION—Manny Pacquiao, from the Philippines, right, lands a punch against Timothy Bradley, from Palm Springs, Calif., in their WBO world welterweight title fight June 9, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson) Promoter Bob Arum fumed, the crowd at the MGM Grand arena booed, and Pacquiao seemed stunned when the decision was announced. Arum said there would be a November rematch, though he blasted the way the decision went down.“I’ve never been as ashamed of the sport of boxing as I am tonight,” said Arum, who handles both fighters.Bradley came on strong in the later rounds, winning five of the last six rounds on two scorecards and four on the third. He won 115-113 on two scorecards, while losing on the third by the same margin. The Associated Press had Pacquiao winning 117-111.“I did my best,” Pacquiao said. “I guess my best wasn’t good enough.”Pacquiao tried to turn the fight into a brawl, using his power to hurt Bradley in the early rounds. But Bradley changed tactics in the middle rounds and used his boxing skills to win enough rounds to take the narrow decision for the welterweight title.It ended a 15-fight winning streak by Pacquiao dating to 2005 that turned him into a boxing superstar and made him a national hero in the Philippines.“I thought I won the fight,” Bradley said. “I didn’t think he was as good as everyone says he was. I didn’t feel his power.”Ringside punching statistics showed Pacquiao landing 253 punches to 159 for Bradley, who vowed before the fight to take the 147-pound title from Pacquiao. The Compubox statistics showed Pacquiao landing more punches in 10 of the 12 rounds.Bradley was so confident that he had oversized tickets printed up for a Nov. 10 rematch that will now likely happen.Bradley seemed hurt in the fourth and fifth rounds, but Pacquiao had trouble landing big punches after that. Still, he seemed in control of the fight everywhere but on the judge’s scorecards.“Can you believe that? Unbelievable,” Arum said. “I went over to Bradley before the decision and he said, ‘I tried hard but I couldn’t beat the guy.’”Pacquiao said he studied Bradley on tape before the fight and wasn’t surprised by anything he did. He said he thought he was in control of the fight and was shocked when the decision went against him.“He never hurt me with his punches, most of them landed on my arms,” Pacquiao said.Pacquiao tried to brawl with Bradley and seemed to hurt him in both the fourth and fifth rounds. But Bradley started moving and counter punching, though he never seemed to land any shots that hurt Pacquiao.Pacquiao had vowed to look impressive against Bradley after struggling in his last outing with Juan Manuel Marquez, a fight many thought he lost. And he did early, landing good long left hands while beating Bradley to the punch on most exchanges.“He hurt me a couple of times with his left,” Bradley said. “He’s a beast.”Trainer Freddie Roach told Pacquiao after the 10th round that he had control of the fight, and urged him to fight hard the final two rounds.“You have six minutes to go, son,” Roach said. “It’s your fight.”But it wasn’t Pacquiao’s fight, with Bradley getting credit for winning some of the close middle and later rounds. After the 11th round Bradley went back to his corner and trainer Joel Diaz told him he needed to win the final round.“I listened to my corner,” Bradley said. “I got to give him a rematch now.”Arum said there will be one on Nov. 10, though he thought Pacquiao won easily, as did most writers at ringside.“I’ll make a lot of money off the rematch, but this was outrageous,” Arum said.It was the biggest fight of Bradley’s career and it came with a minimum $5 million payday. The rematch will be even richer, though Pacquiao’s loss could damage any plans for a fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr.Mayweather did not see the fight because he is serving a sentence on a domestic abuse charge at a jail a few miles from the MGM Grand.
AUBREY BRUCEPittsburgh and the western Pennsylvania region was really a sports Mecca last weekend beginning with the opening of the Pittsburgh Steelers training camp at St. Vincent’s College in Latrobe, Pa.The Meadows Racetrack and Casino featured “Madness at The Meadows” professional boxing in an outdoor setting that even an impending thunderstorm could not stop, although I am reasonably certain that at least two of the fighters wish that their bouts had been postponed.AT WAR—Dhafir “No Fear” Smith and Tommy Kapensky (Photos by Julio Torres)Last but not least, Pittsburgh got a taste of some serious soccer as two of our biggest allies from across the pond, the Manchester City soccer club from the United Kingdom faced off against the A.C. Milan Club hailing from Italy. Since everyone loves a good afternoon “spaghetti western” let’s call the three events, the good, the bad and the ugly.OUT—Jason Bergman KO/TKOFirst the good. The Steelers opened up training camp last Friday and as we all know in all training camps every team is a Super Bowl contender, until the regular season proves otherwise. Steelers GM Kevin Colbert and head coach Mike Tomlin seems to have filled most of the needs of the team at least theoretically, that may propel the team beyond an average 8-8 regular season mark and position the Steelers to make a run deep into the post season. As far as the offense and defense is concerned the questions are at running back, wide receiver, linebacker and the offensive and defensive lines may have been addressed, at least on paper anyway.
Facebook18Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Tumwater Auto SpaApril 22 has been designated Earth Day. Each year a new theme is chosen to encourage citizens of the world to think about the choices they make and how they affect the health of our planet. This year’s theme is Trees for the Earth. This theme was chosen to encourage cities and individuals around the world to consider the important role trees play in a healthy Earth. Not only do trees provide beauty to the world around us but they help us have healthier and cleaner air as they filter out harmful CO2 from our atmosphere.Earth Day is a time to reflect on our habits and how they impact our planet.Earth Day Network continues monitoring the Billion Acts of Green by asking individuals to share their stories in video, pictures, and in written form about how they are making choices in their daily lives that make planet Earth healthier. These Acts of Green include such daily activities as choosing to wash your clothes in cold water, picking up garbage in your community or taking your vehicle to a commercial Green certified car wash instead of washing it at home. This year it may include planting a new tree and truly working toward this year’s theme of Trees for Earth!When you wash your car at home you are putting soap and dirt, as well as oil, grease, solvents, nutrients, and metals into our local bodies of water. While most individuals who wash their own cars at home do not think that the simple act of washing their car has a negative impact on the environment when just the opposite is true. A survey in King, Pierce, and Snohomish counties found that almost 40% of all residents were still washing their cars at home. Just think about the amount of harmful pollutants that are being sent into local storm water drains which flows unfiltered into our streams, rivers, lakes and ultimately into Puget Sound.Washing your car at Tumwater Auto Spa is an environmentally conscious choice.You can do your Act of Green by making the simple choice of using a commercial carwash instead of washing your car at home. Tumwater Auto Spa located at 6040 Capital Blvd., Tumwater, WA has been awarded “Green” status among carwashes in the area. Over 85% of the water used to wash your car is being recycled and reused at Tumwater Auto Spa. The oil, grime, dirt and soap flowing off of your car as it is being washed are filtered by their state-of-the-art reclaim system. The only water that finds its way into the local sewer system is water that is free of these contaminants!Tumwater Auto Spa also has a fundraiser program that will work with your club or organization to still have carwash fundraiser but without doing damage to our local water systems. Make the right choice—make the green choice by using your neighborhood commercial carwash. Do your part this year as together we create Green Cities!
Facebook133Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Washington Governor Jay InsleeGov. Jay Inslee announced a new COVID-19 risk assessment dashboard to aid the state in gauging when and how to best lift restrictions around ‘Stay Home, Stay Healthy” in Washington.Wednesday marked 100 days since the first case of COVID-19 was confirmed in Washington state. The governor mentioned that in the coming weeks, the state will slowly start “turning the dial” on several physical distancing restrictions in accordance with changing epidemiological and public health data.“It is important to share the information and data that informs our decisions,” Inslee said. “As each decision we make informs choices that impact the health and safety of Washingtonians, we want to show that there are multiple indicators we rely on for how we can remain healthy and open our businesses.”Read the full story on the governor’s Medium page