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First MEXCup Golf Invitational a success

Riviera Maya, Q.R. — The first annual MEXCup Golf Invitational proved successful with 16 professional participants. José Manuel Romero, Director and Golf Professional of La Vista Country Club Puebla, took first place in the First Edition of the MEXCup Golf Invitational An Experience, a Challenge, a Destination. The tournament was held June 25 and 26 in Cancun and Playa del Carmen. It brought together 16 golf professionals from the main private clubs in Mexico who have become tourist ambassadors of the Mexican Caribbean destination. A second series of the MexCup…

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Stolen Super Bowl jerseys, helmet found

Mexico City, D.F. — A stolen Super Bowl jersey that belonged to Tom Brady has been found in Mexico City. The missing jersey was one of several items recovered after an investigation led by the FBI. While the items are currently being authenticated by authorities, a jersey from the 2017 Super Bowl along with a game-worn jersey from Super Bowl XLIX were found in the possession of an international media member. The man allegedly involved in the case is Martin Mauricio Ortega, a former director of La Presna, a newspaper…

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More than 200 swim for Oceanman title

Cozumel, Q.R. — The Oceanman competition on Isla Cozumel took place Sunday as more than 200 competed for titles. First place in the men’s Elite 10 kilometer category went to Fernando Betanzos Rodríguez with a time of 2:14:02, while Anahí León Becerril of Veracruz took first place in the women’s division with 2:43:39. Second place in men’s was won by José Luis Prado Medel, with 02:31:14 and third place was given to César Corona, of Querétaro with a finish time of 02:45:46. Second in the female category swas Patricia Kohlmann Hackl…

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2016 World Amateur Team Championships in Riviera Maya

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. – The 2016 World Amateur Team Championships (WATC) will be held in Mexico’s Riviera Maya from September 8 to 24. It will be the first time the country has hosted the event since 1966. “We cannot tell you how touched and emotional we are,” said past Mexican Golf Federation president Fernando Ysita, who was part of the bid presentation. “It’s a great opportunity to show the world and the golfers what kind of courses we have, what kind of people we are and what kind of…

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Graeme McDowell wins PGA tournament at Mayakoba

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. – This year’s winner of the OHL Mayakoba Classic major championship was Graeme McDowell, who walked away with more than $1 million of the $6.2 million purse. It was McDowell’s first PGA Tour title since April 2013, where he won with a play-off hole. The US Open winner (2010) admits he’s had a dry run, one that left him questioning his ability to play after dropping out of the world’s top 50. “It’s been a rough year for all the right reasons,” he said. “I’ve been…

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OHL Mayakoba Golf Classic heads into weekend

Cancun, Riviera Maya, Q. R. — Justin Leonard had a rapid onset of what he expects to be his shortest season opening a 6-under 65 on Thursday in the OHL Classic in Mayakoba only to share the lead with Aaron Baddeley, Derek Fathauer and Shawn Stefani, who was a finalist at the OHL Mayakoba last year. Leonard, who moved from Dallas to Colorado during the summer, said he plans to play only 12 events this season to spend more time with his wife and four children. “I’ve been here 21…

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Jorge Sampaoli not interested in leading Mexico’s national team

After a two-hour meeting with Chile Football Federation chief, Sergio Jadue on Tuesday, Chile coach, Jorge Sampaoli has rejected Mexico’s offer to coach the Mexico national team. According to reports, Mexico offered Sampaoli $3.6 million, nearly double his current coaching salary for Chili. The offer also included a long-term deal. Instead, Sampaoli is considering an offer from Olympique de Marsella to replace Marcelo Bielsa, who resigned. It’s expected that Sampaoli will finish his contract with Chile, which goes through until the end of the 2018 World Cup. It’s been reported…

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Mexico’s own breaks world record at Paralympic championships

Amalia Perez of Mexico set a new powerlifting world record on August 10. The Mexican native is in Canada competing in the Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games. On day three of her competition, Perez successfully added 0.5 kg to her weights, breaking her own previous world record and setting another. The two-time Paralympic champion managed a third round lift of 133.0 kg / 130.15 points to take gold in the women’s up to 55 kg, 61 kg and 67 kg class. Her teammate Miriam Aguilar Jimenez (90.0kg/95.01 points) claimed silver…

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