|The Americas Report|
Current sport headlines from around the Americas and beyond.
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.
NBA Plans to Open Training Academy in Mexico City
The NBA will announce a new basketball development and training academy in Mexico City during the Global Games Dec. 7 and 9. The NBA has long discussed the idea of having a franchise based in Mexico City, and the league-funded academy could be the first step toward realizing that goal.
New England Patriots Victory a Win for NFL in Mexico
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
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.
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.
62nd Puerto Vallarta Billfish Tournament, Nov, 15-18
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.
Double Weekend Challenge at Barceló Puerto Vallarta
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
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
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
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.
Mexico Buoyed by NFL Success, Hopes to Host More Games
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
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
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.