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ZTE is launching two new smartphones the ZTE Grand S and the ZTE nubia 5 while the Rockets have a highly anticipated new roster featuring James Harden, Dwight Howard, Jeremy Lin and Chandler Parsons. Moreover, both brands are expanding globally, with ZTE providing its technology to more than 500 carriers and operators in more than 160 countries, and the Rockets reaching more than 325 million people worldwide, through more than 30 different networks throughout the world. The Houston Rockets are a perfect match for ZTEs first corporate sponsorship in the U.S. ZTE and the Rockets are both global brands bringing powerful lineups to excite both sports and tech enthusiasts across the country, said Lixin Cheng, Chairman and CEO, ZTE USA. Houston, and the U.S. at large, is a key market for ZTE going forward, building on our already 15-year track record of bringing robust yet affordable technology to U.S. carriers and consumers alike. ZTE and the Rockets announced this partnership in a special press event just before the first preseason game on Saturday, October 5. Houston is an important market for the Richardson, Texas-based ZTE USA. It is one of the top wireless markets in the country and many of ZTEs carrier partners, including AT&T, Aio Wireless, T-Mobile, MetroPCS, Boost Mobile, Virgin Mobile, US Cellular, Cricket Wireless and Tracfone have large presences there. We welcome ZTE to the Houston Rockets family, said Rockets CEO Tad Brown. Together we aspire to create a partnership that will go above and beyond a simple sponsorship, into a joint effort that will attract fans locally and globally. Under the terms of the agreement, ZTE will receive corporate sponsor status, including use of Rockets marketing rights, TV-visible branded signage, hospitality and presenting sponsorship of tonights preseason opener, where the partnership and ZTEs new devices were revealed. Looking forward, ZTE will treat fans to giveaways and promotions throughout branded kiosks at Toyota Center home games and through in-game activations. ZTE will also be the presenting sponsor of the Rockets upcoming Blacktop Battle and will participate in the Season of Giving community program. About ZTE USA ZTE USA ( http://www.zteusa.com/ ), a subsidiary of ZTE Corporation, is a leading global provider of mobile handsets, telecommunications equipment and network solutions. Operating since 1998, ZTE USA is dedicated to making cost-efficient, quality communications technology accessible to all.
He says the money being offered is “pennies on the dollar” of what the prospects could be worth with an Olympic medal. “Mike, USA Boxing does not have the funds to compete with your offers,” the letter said. “If you have money and would like to assist these young athletes and the sport, you should donate for athlete stipends to support the training of these boxers and help your country regain its prominence on the medal stand. Please do not take them from us. If they win a medal for their country, you can always sign them to professional contracts at that time.” Tyson did not immediately return a phone call, and publicist Joann Mignano said he would not be commenting. Mignano confirmed, though, that Iron Mike Promotions signed Florida fighter Erickson Lubin on Tuesday, his 18th birthday. Lubin is a two-time Junior Olympic national champion and won the 152-pound division at the National Golden Gloves this year. In his USA Boxing bio, he said his goals were to win a gold medal at the Olympics, turn pro and win every title possible. “We want to be competitive and we want to increase our overall performance in the Olympic Games,” said USA Boxing executive director Anthony Bartkowski. “This is a new strategy of trying to make sure our Olympic-aged athletes are not poached by promoters. In the past, USA Boxing was passive and just accepted it.” Tyson isn’t the only promoter trying to lure amateurs to the pros. Last month, DiBella Entertainment said it signed highly touted 17-year-old Junior “Sugar Boy” Younan of New York to a contract and said he would make his pro debut in late October or early November, after he turned 18. Boxing promoters have long trolled the amateur ranks looking for talent, especially in recent years as the lure of Olympic gold has faded for many fighters. Winning in the Olympics was once a guaranteed way to make millions, but as U.S. Olympic boxing teams have faded so have the prospects for Olympic fighters.
USA Boxing swings at Mike Tyson
Steve Purdy and Carlos Borja came into the back four in place of Carlos Bocanegra and Jorge Villafana. CHIVAS USA (4-2-3-1): Dan Kennedy – Mario de Luna, Steve Purdy (Jaime Frias 40), Bobby Burling, Carlos Borja – Edgar Mejia, Oswaldo Minda – Eric Avila (Matthew Fondy 52), Carlos Alvarez (Tristan Bowen 70), Bryan de la Fuente – Erick Torres. TEAM NEWS Coming off the 1-0 win vs. D.C. United on Sept. 8, Chivas USA have now gone winless in their last three games, losing the last two. I think we are still assimilating that we lost really. We stayed very organized on the field and waiting for a space to open so we could take a counterattack that would allow us to score a goal, said Chivas head coach Jose Luis Real. That was the idea for the game, I think in general it worked but unfortunately once again in the last minutes we made the individual errors on our end. We are definitely better than our results, goalkeeper Dan Kennedy said. Weve been on the short end of some things, but were fielding one of the youngest teams in the league. For me, with where were at and with what this team has been through, were still finding things to build on. Im optimistic about everything. They suffered a second 1-0 loss in the last five matches, their fifth loss this season by a 1-0 scoreline. Chivas was held without a goal for the 12th time this season.