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Current sport headlines from around the Americas and beyond.
Orlando Magic to Play 2 Regular-Season Games in CDMX
In an effort to raise their international profile and to boost Amway's sales abroad, the Orlando Magic will host two regular-season games in Mexico City, the NBA announced. The Magic will face the Chicago Bulls on Dec. 13 and the Utah Jazz on Dec. 15 at the Arena Ciudad de Mexico.
12th Banderas Bay Marlin and Tuna Fishing Tournament
Fishing teams with up to four members per boat are invited to participate in the Bahía de Banderas Sport Fishing Club's 12th International Tuna and Marlin Fishing Tournament in Banderas Bay, which will take place July 26-28, 2018 at the Vallarta Yacht Club in the Paradise Village Marina.
Hook the Cure Returns to Puerto Vallarta November 8
Fishing and golfing enthusiasts are already making plans to visit Puerto Vallarta from November 8-11, 2018 for a long weekend of friendship, fun and entertainment at the 13th edition of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's premiere fishing, golf and spa outing, 'Hook the Cure Powered by IOTEC.'
USA, Mexico and Canada to Host 2026 FIFA World Cup
The biggest soccer tournament ever seen will be held right here in North America in 2026. On the eve of the 2018 FIFA World Cup opening match in Russia, soccer's world governing body awarded the U.S., Mexico & Canada the right to host the men's 2026 World Cup games.
Three Surf Competitions Coming to Mexico This Summer
Three major surfing competitions are coming to Mexico this summer, according to the Surf Open League, which organizes surf events throughout the nation. The best surfers in the world will come together at Puerto Escondido, Acapulco and Ixtapa during the summer season.
US, Canada, Mexico Closer to Hosting 2026 World Cup
Chances of the US, Mexico and Canada jointly hosting the 2026 World Cup are increasing after a FIFA evaluation deemed Morocco's bid inferior to that of United 2026. Two prime candidates must be approved by June 10, and FIFA will vote on the winning bid three days later.
Los Angeles Dodgers' Ties to Monterrey, Mexico Run Deep
The Dodgers, Mexico, and the city of Monterrey have a long and storied history together. The Mexico Series marked the Dodgers' fourth trip to Mexico, and the first for regular-season games following preseason contests in Mexico City against the Red Devils in 1964 and the Mets in 2003.
2018 Down Puerto Vallarta Extreme Bike Race a Success
Some of the best extreme bikers in the world hit the streets of downtown Puerto Vallarta last weekend for the second edition of 'Down Puerto Vallarta,' an exhilarating urban bike race and competition that was an exciting part of the municipality's centennial celebrations.
Puerto Vallarta Sparkled in ATP Challenger Tour Debut
Last week, the inaugural Puerto Vallarta Open presentado por La Afición provided an oasis on the ATP Challenger circuit. Located steps from the Pacific Ocean, the $75,000 hard-court event made a dazzling debut under the sun of one of the world's most popular resort destinations.
2018 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 2018 Festival del Viento (Wind Festival). This year's event will be held May 18-20 at Maritima Nuevo Vallarta in Flamingos, Nayarit.
Puerto Vallarta Tennis Open Continues Through May 5
Boardwalk Realty PV
Featuring professional tennis players from over 30 countries, and televised throughout Mexico, the Puerto Vallarta Open continues through Saturday at Parque Parota, right off the main avenue in the Hotel Zone. Matches start at noon and run all day until late evening.
Down Puerto Vallarta Extreme Bike Race Returns May 13
After the first edition's incredible success in 2017, Down Puerto Vallarta is coming back to town, bringing some of the best extreme bikers in the world to the streets of downtown Puerto Vallarta on Sunday, May 13, 2018 at 4:30 pm. This exciting event is free and open to the public.
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.