ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Former College of New Mexico Men’s Basketball Coach Dr. Paul Weir is returning to the bench. Weir has been named head coach of Canada’s U19 workforce that may compete in subsequent month’s FIBA Basketball World Cup in Latvia.
The occasion runs from July 3 via July 11. Canada will compete in Group A with Senegal, Lithuania, and Japan. Weir was an assistant coach on the U19 workforce from Canada that gained a gold medal in Egypt again in 2017.
Weir launched an announcement expressing his pleasure and gratitude for getting one other run with the workforce. “Having been part of this expertise earlier than, I’m extremely grateful to have the ability to take this journey once more with an incredible group of gamers and employees,” mentioned Weir. Weir coached his final of 4 seasons at New Mexico final yr. He was released after a 6-16 season. Weir was 58 and 63 total at New Mexico.
In different sports activities information, former WBO tremendous bantamweight champion Angelo Leo is getting again within the ring for the primary time since dropping his title belt in his first protection again in January. Leo is combating Aaron Alameda on the Toyota Heart in Houston, Texas June 19. Leo is 20-1. Alameda is 25-1. The combat shall be broadcast on Showtime.
Claressa Shields will make her transformation from boxing to MMA Thursday. She is going to make her debut as a PFL card headliner when she squares off towards 3-6 Brittany Elkin. Shields, a world boxing champion and two-time Olympic gold medalist, mentioned she is properly ready for her MMA debut. “I really feel completely snug to get able to go in there on June 10 and I really feel like I’m ready,” mentioned Shields. “I really feel like I’m over-prepared. I’ve been doing quite a lot of sparring with some nice folks, , some nice champions and previous champions and everyone simply been placing into me, giving me every thing I would like for the combat. So, I’m tremendous assured that I can come out victorious and make a terrific transition.” The combat in Atlantic Metropolis, New Jersey shall be broadcast on ESPN 2.
The Albuquerque Isotopes are 4 wins away from 1,200 franchise victories. The Isotopes and Las Vegas Aviators are enjoying recreation 5 of 6 tonight. The collection is tied at two wins every.