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The USA-Mexico rivalry will remain decidedly one-sided for a while yet

Much work is to be done in US men’s soccer before they are able to compete with El Tri, let alone make an impact at the World CupImagine you have a Formula One team, and you hire five-time champion Lewis Hamilton with much hoopla. Then you hand him you…

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Mexico hand sluggish USA heavy defeat in friendly

International friendly: USA 0-3 MexicoLate goals seal comfortable victory for El Tri over old rivalsJavier Hernández scored after US newcomer Sergiño Dest was nutmegged in the 21st minute, Érick Gutiérrez and Uriel Antuna added late goals and Mexico ma…

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Mexico hand sluggish USA heavy defeat in friendly

International friendly: USA 0-3 MexicoLate goals seal comfortable victory for El Tri over old rivalsJavier Hernández scored after US newcomer Sergiño Dest was nutmegged in the 21st minute, Érick Gutiérrez and Uriel Antuna added late goals and Mexico ma…

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Fighting for their futures: boxing under a bridge in Mexico – in pictures

Former professional football player and amateur boxer Miguel Angel Ramirez has set up a small gym under a vehicular bridge in Ecatepec, in the State of Mexico, in order to keep children away from drugs, teach them a sport and prevent them enlisting in …

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Jonathan dos Santos’s strike seals Gold Cup final win for Mexico over USA

El Tri take home Concacaf title after 1-0 victory in ChicagoMexico win their eighth Gold Cup with Sunday’s victoryThe US couldn’t make it two titles in one day. Hours after the US women’s team won the World Cup final, the men lost to old rivals Mexico …

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Boxing between countries: Andy Ruiz Jr rises above US-Mexico tensions

While Andy Ruiz Jr is the first Mexican heavyweight champion, he is not the first bicultural boxer to rise to prominence during a time of political tension between the neighboring countriesWhen Andy Ruiz Jr claimed his heavyweight title belt in Madison…

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The Spin | Mexico all set for CAC 2019: ‘People think it’s the game from Alice in Wonderland’

Mexico may have only one proper cricket pitch but the country’s relationship with the sport goes way back and it plays host to the Central American Cricket Championships this weekThe umpires are flying in from Canada, the problems with Costa Rica’s hot…

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Tata Martino unveiled as Mexico manager after Atlanta’s MLS title triumph

Former Argentina coach looking to build reliable squadEl Tri have not reached World Cup last-eight since 1986Gerardo “Tata” Martino refused to make any promises about ending Mexico’s long absence from the World Cup quarter-finals when he was officially…

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Canelo Álvarez builds brand with simple demolition of Rocky Fielding

The all-conquering Mexican’s latest win felt more like a promotional parade than a genuine world title showdownFor years Canelo Álvarez was hailed as the biggest star of boxing’s post- Floyd Mayweather age. After managing to fill Madison Square Garden …

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Canelo Álvarez awaits in Rocky Fielding’s unlikely shot at glory

Few will give the 31-year-old Liverpudlian a chance on Saturday when he climbs through the ropes at Madison Square Garden to face Canelo ÁlvarezWhen Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez announced the first opponent of his blockbuster 11-fight, $365m contract with ups…

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‘It doesn’t feel real’: Lewis Hamilton claims fifth F1 world title – video

Lewis Hamilton has won his fifth career Formula One championship with a fourth-place finish on Sunday at the Mexican Grand Prix, a race dominated by Red Bull’s Max Verstappen. Hamilton’s fourth was still enough to secure the 2018 title Continue reading…

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Pioneer of women’s football in Mexico is latest victim of Tijuana violence

Marbella Ibarra founded the country’s first professional club for women. The discovery of her bound and brutalised body made her a statistic in her home town’s violent recent history?Marbella Ibarra was football mad in a machista country where women’s …

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Canelo Álvarez v Gennady Golovkin II: world middleweight championship – live!

Golovkin defends WBA and WBC titles against Álvarez in rematchTweet Bryan at @BryanAGraham or email him 2.19am BST Two of the three televised preliminary bouts are in the books. They lasted a combined six rounds. The second was finished at about 8:45pm…

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Gennady Golovkin v Canelo Álvarez: scuffle breaks out at weigh-in – video

Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Álvarez both made weight on Friday ahead of their much-anticipated rematch for the world middleweight championship on the Las Vegas strip.Afterwards, Canelo quickly invaded Golovkin’s space when they came together for the tr…

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Gennady Golovkin scoffs at ‘clown’ Canelo Álvarez at contentious weigh-in

Álvarez (159.4lbs) and Golovkin (159.6lbs) make weight limitGolovkin defends WBA and WBC belts on Saturday in Las VegasBad blood gives Golovkin and Álvarez rematch an added edgeGennady Golovkin and Canelo Álvarez both made weight on Friday afternoon ah…

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Tyler Adams’ maiden goal lifts USA to first win over Mexico in three years

Adams strike lifts USA to first win over Mexico since 2015USA 1-0 Mexico: international friendly – as it happened Tyler Adams showed he might be able to help when the rebuilding US soccer team resumes competitive matches next June. So did Antonee Robin…

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USA v Mexico: international friendly – live!

Latest score and news as old rivals meet in Nashville Email Graham with your thoughts or tweet him @grahamparkerfc 12.48am BST USAThe biggest takeaway from the Brazil game in New Jersey last week was possibly that it’s a good idea to qualify for the Wo…

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World Cup 2018: 32 fans from 32 countries review the tournament

As the dust settles on the World Cup in Russia, readers have been sharing their verdicts on their teams’ performancesI could not be prouder of my team. To see France do so well and bring such happiness to the country has been an incredible experience. …

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World Cup 2018 player ratings: marks for every single performance in Russia

After every game in Russia we asked our readers to rate the players and here are the verdicts, per game as well as average rating for the tournament The Russia World Cup came to a close with the France v Croatia final at the Luzhniki. There were 63 ga…

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Neymar’s roll to Southgate’s waistcoats: the World Cup’s most watched moments – video

The 2018 World Cup was quite the tournament. Here we look back at Neymar rolling, Panama celebrating their first goal in the World Cup ever, the return of football’s coming home and more Continue reading…