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Current sport headlines from around the Americas and beyond.
Rams-Chiefs Set to Play in Mexico City November 19
The Sports Xchange
Monday Night Football will feature a game played in Mexico City this coming season. The Los Angeles Rams will act as the home team when they face the Kansas City Chiefs on November 19 at Estadio Azteca. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:15 pm CT and will be televised by ESPN.
Vallarta to Host Association of Tennis Professionals
Puerto Vallarta Tourism Trust
Thanks to the efforts made by the Puerto Vallarta Trust and the Jalisco Secretary of Tourism, PV has been put on the Association of Tennis Professionals' 2018 Challenger Tour calendar. The city will be hosting the first edition of the Puerto Vallarta Open from April 30 to May 5.
Puerto Vallarta Centennial Marathon, April 15
Athletes from all over Mexico are putting on their running shoes in preparation for the major running competition of the year - the Puerto Vallarta Centennial Marathon - set be held on Sunday, April 15, 2018, as part of the city's 100 year anniversary celebrations.
XXVI Banderas Bay Regatta Set for March 20-24, 2018
The XXVI Annual Banderas Bay Regatta is scheduled to take place March 20-24 at the Paradise Village Hotel and Marina in Nuevo Vallarta. What started out as a modest annual regatta has become the premier sailing event on Mexico's West Coast drawing 40-60 boats each year.
Int'l Sailing Competition Returns to Puerto Vallarta
Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board
Puerto Vallarta will host the 42nd edition of the Mexican Ocean Racing Circuit, MEXORC, March 9-14 as part of the city's 100th anniversary festivities. The destination is expecting to receive about 30 ocean-type sailboats ranging from 37-70 feet, each with an average of 12 crew members.
Chiefs-Rams to Play in Mexico City Next Season
On the heels of successful games in Mexico in 2016 and 2017, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced the Kansas City Chiefs will play the Los Angeles Rams at Estadio Azteca in Mexico City next season. The date and time for the game will be announced later this offseason.
Arena Vallarta to Host 7th Int'l Charro Championships
From February 1-4, 20 of the best Charro teams in Mexico and 10 from the US will gather at Arena Vallarta for the Puerto Vallarta Centennial Edition of the International Charro Championship. Between hot rodeo action and traditional events, it'll be a true Mexican celebration.
Avocados From Mexico Return to Super Bowl in 2018
Avocados From Mexico is returning to the Super Bowl for the fourth consecutive year, continuing its effort to stick out in people's minds as they're busy sticking chips into bowls of guacamole. Mexico's avocado industry will run a 30-second spot during the February 4 game, according to reports.
VYC Announces Banderas Bay Regatta Season Schedule
Vallarta Yacht Club
The 2018 sailing season is going to be a very busy time around Banderas Bay. It all starts on January 6 with the Vallarta Cup Series, with races every Saturday throughout the month, the 'Tenacita Cruise Out' in February and the WesMex International Small Boat Regatta in March.
Oscar Valdez, Jessie Magdaleno to Train in Guadalajara
World champions Oscar Valdez and Jessie Magdaleno are on pace to move their training camps to Guadalajara, Jalisco, and must report on January 7 to begin serious training for their respective commitments, according to their mutual manager Frank Espinoza of California.
NBA Plans to Put a Minor League Team in Mexico City
Before the first of two N.B.A. regular season games were played in Mexico City last week, league Commissioner Adam Silver said that the National Basketball Association intends to move quickly to put a N.B.A. G League franchise in the Mexican capital as early as next season.