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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.

Volunteers Needed for 2018 WGC Mexico Championship

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

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.

US, Mexico, Canada Unite for 2026 FIFA World Cup Bid

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.

Will Ricky Ortiz be Making the NFL or Making Guacamole?

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.

18-year-old Mexican Surfer Wins World Championship
Mexico News Daily

18-year-old Mexican surfer Jhony Corzo was crowned the men's world champion surfer on May 28, 2017 at the World Surfing Games in Biarritz, France. It was the first-ever individual medal for Team Mexico, and propelled the team to its first-ever medal, winning copper for fourth place.

Major League Baseball Should Expand into Mexico
Bless You Boys

MLB commissioner Robert Manfred held a press conference last Tuesday, during which he discussed several topics including ballpark security and Statcast data. He also mentioned the possibility of playing major league games and/or putting expansion teams in Mexico.

Raiders to Host Patriots in Mexico City November 19

The NFL will soon be returning to Mexico. The Super Bowl champion New England Patriots will travel to Mexico City in November to play the Oakland Raiders at Estadio Azteca on the 19th, the National Football League said Thursday when it released the new season's schedule.

NAFTA World Cup? Just the Thing to Improve Relations
Arturo Sarukhan - LA Times

For Mexico, the U.S. and Canada, a joint bid for the 2026 World Cup would be about more than just soccer. It would be about shifting mutual perceptions first and foremost, about the three nations becoming better neighbors, and about creating a sense of common purpose.

Get Ready for the 28th International Sports Classic

Every May, just when it seems the high season is winding down, hot and heavy sporting events fire up competitive spirits at the Puerto Vallarta International Sports Classic. This year's competitons will be held from May 5-7, and everyone is invited to come out and watch the games - for Free!

Club de Golf Chapultepec Hosts World Golf Championships
USA Today

Last year, PGA Tour officials announced the World Golf Championship would relocate from Trump National Doral Miami, where it had been held since 1962. This week, the top 50 golfers in the world are set to tee it up at the Club de Golf Chapultepec in Mexico City for the WGC-Mexico.

Raiders to Host Patriots in Mexico City Next Season

According to Commissioner Roger Goodell, the NFL will return to Mexico City when the Oakland Raiders host the New England Patriots at Estadio Azteca next season. The date and time of the game will be determined in conjunction with the release of the NFL schedule this spring.

Watch the Avocados From Mexico Super Bowl Teaser

Culminating its association with football, Avocados From Mexico will be making a repeat appearance at the Super Bowl with a 30-second commercial set to run during the first break of the Big Game. This year AFM is tackling a nutritious message that will entertain and delight fans.

NBA Exploring Possible Mexico-Based Franchise

Marking the 25th anniversary of the first ever games played in Mexico, NBA commissioner Adam Silver promised Mexican fans to expect even more contests in Latin America and even hinted at the possibility of adding a franchise, as well as a Development League team in the country.

6th International Charro Championship at Arena Vallarta
María Francesca

From February 1-5 the best Charro teams from Mexico and the U.S. will gather at Arena Vallarta to compete in the 'Grand Premio 2017' Charro Championship. With daily competitions and traditional events, this a perfect way to experience the real Mexico.

Avocados From Mexico Chalk Up a Win with 'Guac Nation'
Produce News

Avocados From Mexico and Old El Paso have teamed up for a third time to make the Super Bowl one for the guacamole consumption record books with 'Guac Nation.' Utilizing social media, the program will promote avocado consumption and offer a chance to win a variety of prizes.

V International Beach Polo Cup in The Riviera Nayarit
Jorge Jiménez

The V International Polo Cup in the Riviera Nayarit will take place December 17th & 18th on the beach at Flamingos Elite Residences. Players from Guadalajara, Mexico City, Queretaro, San Miguel de Allende, Valle de Bravo, Argentina and Europe will compete in this year's tournament.

NFL's Return to Mexico Leaves Fans Wanting More
Wall Street Journal

Last Monday night, more than 76,000 fans - decked out in football jerseys and sombreros - poured into Mexico's most famous sports venue, the Estadio Azteca, to watch quarterback Derek Carr lead the Oakland Raiders to a dramatic 27-20 home victory over the Houston Texans.

NFL Monday Night Football Coming to Mexico City
Houston Chronicle

The Oakland Raiders will host the Houston Texans at Estadio Azteca in Mexico City on November 21, marking the first time Monday Night Football will be played outside the US. The NFL is hoping to grow their brand in Mexico where the most popular sport is overwhelmingly soccer.

US and Mexico Soccer Players Make Statement of Unity
The Washington Post

Before Friday's World Cup qualifier in Columbus, Ohio, players from both sides came together to make a statement of unity. After each side had posed for its team photo, another photo was taken, featuring the on-field antagonists putting their arms around each others' shoulders.

Hook the Cure Reels in $565,000 USD for Cystic Fibrosis
Gary Green

Puerto Vallarta was a dream destination for the 11th annual Hook the Cure weekend. It was a star-studded event, but its chief purpose was for a greater cause... a cause that garnered a bevy of support from people coast-to-coast and netted $565,000 USD for Cystic Fibrosis.

World Golf Hall of Fame 2017 Class Includes Lorena Ochoa
Mexico News Daily

Guadalajara's Lorena Ochoa will be among the 2017 inductees into the World Golf Hall of Fame, the first Mexican-born golfer to be chosen. The 37th woman to be inducted, Ochoa, 34, is also the first Latin American and the youngest woman to enter the Hall of Fame.

US-Mexico 2026 FIFA World Cup Bid Gets a Boost
Business Insider

Last week, FIFA's governing council voted to ban countries in Europe and Asia from hosting the 2026 World Cup. This, along with FIFA President Gianni Infantino's support of the US-Mexico bid, significantly increases the chances for the US and Mexico to co-host the 2026 tournament.

Help Support Mexico's SUP Team on its Way to Fiji 2016
Jorge Jiménez

The Riviera Nayarit Athletes on Mexico's Stand Up Paddle Team are preparing for the 2016 ISA Fiji SUP and Paddleboard World Championship, set to take place in November - and they need your help to make it there, so a Go Fund Me account has been set up for donations.

4th Annual La Cruz International Fishing Tournament
Ricardo Acerco

Offering over 3 million pesos in prizes, the 4th Annual La Cruz International Fishing Tournament, scheduled to be held Sept 28-Oct 1, 2016 at Marina Riviera Nayarit in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, promises some hot and heavy competition in the sailfish, marlin, tuna and dorado categories.

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