Their Southern California itinerary is a 10-year-old boy’s dream: Disneyland, a Lakers game and a visit to the Santa Monica beach. But most of the players from a basketball academy in the mountains of southern Mexico haven’t heard of Mickey Mouse. They grew up in isolated villages, and for them, basketball is a ticket to a better life.
Mexico qualified for the World Cup after beating New Zealand 4-2 in the second leg of an inter-continental playoff Wednesday, bringing an end to one of its most troubled and divisive qualifying campaigns.
By Celest R. Flores
MANILA, Philippines — Fil-American boxer Ana Julaton and Mexican opponent Perla Hernandez both made weight on Friday (Manila time) ahead of their 10-round fight slated on Saturday in Yucatan, Mexico. Julaton, who is coming off a unanimous decision setback to Celina Salazar last August, tipped the scales at 123.5 pounds while Hernandez weighed [...]
Miguel Herrera was hired as the new Mexico coach on Friday for two playoff games next month against New Zealand, with the winning team advancing to next year’s World Cup in Brazil.
Mexicans never imagined being in this position: Having to shamefully say “gracias” to bitter rivals the United States for helping their football team stay in contention for next year’s World Cup.
The United States clinched its seventh straight World Cup appearance, beating Mexico 2-0 Tuesday night on second-half goals by Eddie Johnson and Landon Donovan before a raucous red-white-and-blue-clad crowd that stood and chanted from start to finish.
The United States advanced to the final of the CONCACAF Gold Cup with a 3-1 win over Honduras on Wednesday, with Landon Donovan scoring two goals and setting up another.
Weightlifter Soraya Jimenez, who became the first Mexican woman to win an Olympic gold medal at the 2000 Sydney Games, died of a heart attack on Thursday.
Adrian Gonzalez blasted a home run and drove in three runs as Mexico shocked the United States 5-2 on Friday in a stunning first-round upset at the World Baseball Classic.
By Celest R. Flores
Filipino World boxing champion Nonito Donaire Jr. and Mexican Jorge Arce both made weight ahead of their clash on Sunday (Manila time) in Houston, Texas, according to Top Rank, promoter of the fight.
Gamaliel Diaz jabbed his way to a unanimous points’ decision win over title-holder Takahiro Aoh in Tokyo to become the new World Boxing Council superfeatherweight champion on Saturday.
By Daisy Nguyen
Three crew members of a sailboat were found dead and one person was missing after their yacht ran into trouble during a race off the coasts of California and Mexico, the state’s second ocean racing tragedy this month.
Milan Melindo will more than just put his unbeaten record at stake when he faces dangerous Juan Esquer of Mexico tonight at the Waterfront Hotel and Casino.