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New England Patriots Victory a Win for NFL in Mexico
Forbes

On Sunday the New England Patriots defeated the Oakland Raiders 33-8 in a game played in front of 76,000 fans at the Azteca Stadium in Mexico City. The game was a success not just for the Patriots, but also for the NFL, a league that is trying to grow its presence across the world.

Paragliding Pre-World Cup Tour in Zapotiltic, Jalisco
Guadalajara Reporter

Zapotiltic, Jalisco will receive some unexpected international attention next month when it hosts one of six Paragliding Pre-World Cup Tour dates scheduled in the lead up to next year's Paragliding World Cup. Competitors from at least 13 nations will participate in the December 2-9 event.

2017 Punta Mita Charity Golf Classic, Nov. 18
Ricardo Acerco

On Saturday, November 18, for one day only, Punta Mita will open its exclusive golf course to players from all around the bay - regardless of their membership status. Fundación Punta de Mita and PEACE Punta de Mita invite you to play for a cause at the Punta Mita Charity Golf Classic.

Five Places for NFL Fans to Visit in Mexico City
SB Nation NFL

Are you heading to Mexico City to watch the Raiders play host to the Patriots on Sunday? The game is a great opportunity for NFL fans from the US to experience the vast culture that Mexico City has to offer, so be sure to check out the food, nightlife and attractions.

Punta Raza Surf Fishing Tournament, November 25-26
Riviera Nayarit CVB

The Tepic Surf Fishing Club is inviting all surf fishing aficionados to participate in the eleventh edition of their annual Shore Fishing Tournament, set to be held on the shores of Playa Punta Raza in the Riviera Nayarit on November 25 and 26, 2017.

62nd Puerto Vallarta Billfish Tournament, Nov, 15-18
Richard Dangler

The 2017 Puerto Vallarta International Sailfish and Marlin Fishing Tournament is scheduled to take place November 15-18 in the waters of Banderas Bay. Now in its 62nd year, it is considered one of the city's most important yearly events, attracting fishermen from all over the world.

Fabulous Fishing in Puerto Vallarta & Riviera Nayarit
Coldwell Banker La Costa Realty

When you are ready to land some seriously impressive fish, whether you're a novice or a seasoned fishing enthusiast, Banderas Bay - home to Puerto Vallarta, Riviera Nayarit and Costa Alegre - is among the best places in the world to catch 'The Big One.'

Double Weekend Challenge at Barceló Puerto Vallarta
Ricardo Acerco

If you are into Crossfit, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico is the place to be from October 26-29, 2017 as Hotel Barceló hosts the second edition of the Double Weekend Challenge, an event focused on lovers of crossfit and 21st century physical training.

Vallarta Readies for Beach Soccer Worldwide Tournament
Ricardo Acerco

After a 7-year absence, following the CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship 2010, a qualifier for the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup a year later, Puerto Vallarta returns to the international beach soccer circuit Oct. 20-22 with the Visit Puerto Vallarta Cup, part of the BSWW global tour.

5th Annual La Cruz International Fishing Tournament
BanderasNews.com

Offering 2.5 million pesos in prizes, the 5th Annual La Cruz International Fishing Tournament, scheduled to be held October 18-21, 2017 at Marina Riviera Nayarit in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, promises some hot and heavy competition in the sailfish, marlin, tuna and dorado categories.

2017 Mexico Grand Prix will Showcase Mexican Culture
Motorsports.com

Since its 2015 return to the Formula 1 calendar, the Mexican Grand Prix has been a truly global event, with Mexico's rich culture making it stand out. But in the wake of September's two devastating earthquakes, the 2017 edition of the race has taken on additional symbolic importance.

VII American Express Punta Mita Gourmet & Golf Classic
Ricardo Acerco

The Punta Mita Gourmet and Golf Classic returns to Riviera Nayarit November 30-December 3. Now in its 7th year, this prestigious event offers everything a lover of luxury could wish for: a long weekend filled with food, wine and golf, in one of the most beautiful destinations in the world.

Vallarta's 5th Doctor's Day Great Race, October 22
Ricardo Acerco

The V Doctor's Day Great Race, to be held October 22 in Puerto Vallarta, offers competitions in three categories - 5k, 10k and Half Marathon (21 kilometers) on a panoramic circuit that begins and ends in Marina Vallarta - and more than $75,000 pesos in prizes up for grabs.

V National Playa Guayabitos Volleyball Festival 2017
Riviera Nayarit CVB

Rincón de Guayabitos, Nayarit is ready to host the V National Playa Guayabitos Youth Beach Volleyball Festival 2017 - the first of its kind held outside southwestern Mexico - which will take place from August 23-27. Teams from nearly every state in the Republic are expected to attend.

Mexico Buoyed by NFL Success, Hopes to Host More Games
Associated Press

Mexico hopes to top last year's success with the NFL and is trying to extend its three-year deal to host league games. In 2016, Oakland and Houston played the first regular-season game in Mexico since 2005. That game generated $45 million for Mexico City's economy, according to NFL.

437-Pound Black Marlin Lands Angler $258,683 USD
BD Outdoors

A 437-pound black marlin caught in the Bisbee's East Cape Offshore Tournament was worth more than a quarter million dollars to angler Andrew Hughes and his fish-fighting team. The winning marlin hit a trolled live skipjack 5 miles off the Punta Arena Lighthouse on the Sea of Cortez.

PV is the Promised Land for 'Vallartazo' Participants
Puerto Vallarta Tourism Trust

The 2017 edition of 'Vallartazo,' an annual motorsport event in which people from all over Mexico rev up their motorcycles, ATVs, jeeps and 4x4s for an off-road trip to Puerto Vallarta, begins this weekend and continues every weekend through the end of September.

Volunteers Needed for 2018 WGC Mexico Championship
pgatour.com

Following the successful debut of the World Golf Championships-Mexico Championship, thanks in large part to our volunteers, the PGA TOUR has announced that volunteer registration is now open for the 2018 event, which is set to return to Mexico City, February 28-March 4, 2018.

Hook the Cure Returns to Puerto Vallarta November 2
Gary Green

Fishing and golfing enthusiasts are already making plans to visit Puerto Vallarta from November 2-5, 2017 for a long weekend of friendship, fun and entertainment at the 12th edition of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's premiere fishing, golf and spa outing, 'Hook the Cure Powered by IOTEC.'

Mexico Grand Prix to Build on Day of The Dead Theme
iol.co.za

Mexican Grand Prix organizers are planning to play up the Day of the Dead at the 2017 race, after previous reticence due to Formula One's inherent danger and tragic past. The Oct. 29 race precedes Mexico's 'Dia de Muertos' holidays, celebrated annually from October 31-November 2.

2017 NIIJIMA San Pancho Mexican Surf Open, July 21-23
Riviera Nayarti CVB

The beautiful beaches of the Riviera Nayarit will host the 2017 NIIJIMA San Pancho Mexican Surf Open from July 21-23. Mexicans and foreigners, professionals and amateurs: all surfers are invited to participate in this competition that offers $100 thousand pesos in prizes.

11th Banderas Bay Marlin and Tuna Fishing Tournament
Riviera Nayarit CVB

Fishing teams with up to four members per boat are invited to participate in the Bahía de Banderas Sport Fishing Club's 11th International Tuna and Marlin Fishing Tournament, which will take place July 20-22 at the Vallarta Yacht Club in the Paradise Village Marina in Nuevo Vallarta.

US, Mexico, Canada Unite for 2026 FIFA World Cup Bid
ussoccer.com

The National Federations of Canada, Mexico and the US have officially formed a United Bid Committee to bring the 2026 FIFA World Cup to North America. FIFA has established a deadline of August 11 for member associations to confirm their intention to compete to host the games.

More than 200 Run PV's 14th Race Against Addictions
Ricardo Acerco

More than 200 people gathered at the Agustín Flores Contreras sports stadium on Sunday, June 25, to participate in the 14th Vallarta Race Against Addictions. The purpose of this family-friendly competition was to promote a healthy lifestyle free from addictive substances.

July Events Heat Up the Summer in The Riviera Nayarit
Jorge Jiménez

Summer is heating up in the Riviera Nayarit, and Mexico's Pacific Treasure has a variety of smoking hot events planned for July. Sports dominate the calendar, but there is plenty going on in the music, nature and beauty pageant arenas that are sure to spark your interest.

Will Ricky Ortiz be Making the NFL or Making Guacamole?
ESPN

Undrafted rookie Ricky Ortiz can envision himself making the Baltimore Ravens, replacing a Pro Bowl fullback and becoming a lead blocker for Terrance West. If he is unable to do so, Ortiz will return to his other passion, an avocado farm with about 200,000 trees on 150 acres in Jalisco.


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