|The Americas Report|
Current sport headlines from around the Americas and beyond.
Mexican Boxer Canelo Alvarez Wins 2019 ESPY Award
Canelo Alvarez, boxing's biggest star and the king of the middleweight division, has won the prestigious 2019 ESPY award for Best Boxer. This award is yet another achievement in what is becoming a historic career for the 28-year-old star from Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico.
13th Banderas Bay Marlin & Tuna Fishing Tournament
Sportfishing fans are preparing their rods and reels to 'catch the big one' at the 13th International Marlin & Tuna Fishing Tournament, set to be held from July 18-20 in the waters off the coast of Vallarta-Nayarit, and hosted by Paradise Village Marina in Nuevo Vallarta.
Local Fighter Goes to Thailand for Muay Thai World Cup
Puerto Vallarta fighter Miguel Angel Padilla Robles will represent Mexico in the World Championship of the International Amateur Muay Thai Federation (IFMA), which is set to take place July 20-30 in Bangkok, Thailand, with the King of Thailand himself handing out the prizes.
59th International Sportfishing Tournament in San Blas
The Marina Fonatur in the historic port of San Blas is set to welcome the 59th San Blas International Sport Fishing Tournament June 27-29, 2019. With competitions in 3 categories: sailfish, marlin and dorado, this tournament is considered the best of its kind on the Mexican Pacific.
2019 Down Puerto Vallarta Extreme Bike Race Results
Some of the best extreme bikers in the world hit the streets of downtown last weekend for the third edition of the Down Puerto Vallarta urban biking competition that was part of Mayo Fest 2019, the municipality's 101st anniversary celebrations. And the winners were...
Mexico Wins 2019 CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship
Mexico won the CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship for the fourth time to cement their status as a regional powerhouse and qualify for the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Paraguay 2019 in style. Cheered on by their own fans in Puerto Vallarta, El Tri beat USA 6-2 in the final.
Hook the Cure Returns to Puerto Vallarta this November
Fishing and golf enthusiasts are already making plans to visit Puerto Vallarta November 7-10, 2019 for a long weekend of fun and friendship at the 14th edition of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's premiere fishing, golf & spa outing, 'Hook the Cure Powered by IOTEC.'
Sebastian Ofner Wins 2019 Puerto Vallarta Open
The 2019 Puerto Vallarta Open wrapped up on May 5 with Sebastian Ofner, the No. 5 seed from Austria, defeating No. 14 seed John-Patrick Smith of Australia in Sunday's singles final to win his second ATP Challenger trophy, $18,000 in prize money, and 110 ATP-Ranking points.
2019 Riviera Nayarit Wind Festival/Kitesurf Competition
Kitesurfers from all over Mexico - and the world! - are preparing to hit the beaches of the Riviera Nayarit for three days of spectacular kitesurfing during the 2019 Festival del Viento (Wind Festival) set to be held May 17-19 at Maritima Nuevo Vallarta in Flamingos, Nayarit.
ATP Recognizes Puerto Vallarta Open Organizers
In 2018, the Puerto Vallarta Open made a dazzling debut on the ATP Challenger Tour. On the 2019 tournament's first day of play, event organizers were given the highest honor on the circuit - the Challenger of the Year award. The 2019 Puerto Vallarta Open continues through May 5.
2019 Down Puerto Vallarta Extreme Bike Race, May 18-19
After the incredible success of its first two editions, Down Puerto Vallarta is coming back to town on May 18 and 19, 2019, bringing some of the best extreme bikers in the world to the streets of downtown, where they will compete for more than $300,000 pesos in prizes.
2019 Puerto Vallarta Tennis Open, April 29-May 5
Bringing more than 60 world class professional tennis players from all over the world to PV, the second edition of the Puerto Vallarta Open, an ATP Challenger Tour Tournament, will take place from April 29th through May 5th at Parque Parota in the city's Hotel Zone.
AMLO Explores Possibility of Bringing NASCAR to Mexico
Mexico Tourism Secretary, Miguel Torruco Marqués, announced that, instead of Formula 1, the government of Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is exploring the possibility of bringing NASCAR races to Mexico as they are self-financing and don't require government resources.
Chargers-Chiefs to Play in Mexico City November 18
It was previously announced that the Los Angeles Chargers would be taking on the Kansas City Chiefs in Mexico City this season, but the date is now official. The AFC West division rivals will play a Monday Night Football game at Estadio Azteca on November 18, 2019.
Line Up Determined for Concacaf Games in Puerto Vallarta
The Concacaf Beach Soccer Championship hopefuls know their route to continental glory after the April 8 draw for the 2019 tournament in Puerto Vallarta. With kick-off set for May 13, the 16 countries discovered their upcoming opponents, with them split across four groups.
Almost 1,500 Ran the Second Puerto Vallarta Marathon
Almost 1,500 runners from Germany, England, Italy, Canada, the US, Costa Rica, Panama, Paraguay, Colombia and, of course, from Jalisco, Nayarit and many other Mexican states, participated in the second edition of the Puerto Vallarta Marathon, held Sunday, April 7, 2019.
Vallarta to Host Concacaf Beach Soccer Championship
The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (Concacaf) and Beach Soccer Worldwide (BSWW) has announced that Puerto Vallarta, Mexico will host the 2019 Concacaf Beach Soccer Championship, scheduled to take place May 13-19.