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F1 driver Sergio Perez tests positive for coronavirus, out of British Grand Prix

Silverstone - Formula One driver Sergio Perez has tested positive for the coronavirus and will miss this weekend's British Grand Prix, his Racing Point team said Thursday.

Mexico tries to kick homophobic chant out of football

Mexico - The tension was palpable in the stadium every time the Panamanian keeper took a goal kick, as if everyone could hear the prayers of the Mexican Football Federation's bosses: "Fans, please don't say it.

Mexico cracks down on homophobic slurs in football

Mexico - The Mexican Football Federation (FMF) announced a new crackdown Friday on the homophobic slurs often heard at its matches, warning that the controversial tradition could get the country banned from the 2022 World Cup.

1968 Olympics, symbol of turbulent times, turn 50

Mexico - Former Olympic athletes lit a commemorative cauldron Friday to mark the 50th anniversary of the 1968 Games in Mexico City, a symbol of a worldwide year of turbulent times.

US market taps in on Latin American football fever

Montevideo - United States football fans have been enjoying a special treat during the latest international break as Latin America's heavyweights Brazil, Argentina and Mexico have decamped to the north for a pair of friendlies.

Maradona's new club owned by powerful clan with shady ties

Mexico - The latest chapter in Argentine football legend Diego Maradona's colorful career will be coaching Mexican second-division club Dorados, a team owned by a powerful family that has faced accusations of ties to drug trafficking.

Mexican TV network Televisa denies bribery allegations

Mexico - Mexican station Televisa hit back on Thursday at a lawsuit filed in New York against the world's biggest Spanish-language network alleging it paid "millions of dollars" in bribes to secure World Cup hosting rights.

'Viva Korea!' shout Mexicans as team squeak into World Cup knockouts

Mexico - Mexican fans plunged into anguish Wednesday by their team's drubbing by Sweden were left cheering for South Korea -- exploding into celebration when the Asian side defeated Germany, putting Mexico into the World Cup knockout stage.

Fact-check: Did Mexicans celebrating World Cup win cause an earthquake? Unfounded

Mexico - After Mexico scored a goal to defeat defending champions Germany in their opening World Cup match on Sunday, a tweet suggesting that celebrating fans had triggered an "artificial earthquake" in Mexico City went viral.

Mexico quakes with joy over World Cup upset win

Mexico - Thousands of jubilant Mexico supporters partied in the streets of the capital Sunday after their team's shock 1-0 victory over World Cup holders Germany -- singing, dancing, blaring car horns and cheering El Tri.

World Cup holders Germany crash to Mexico defeat

Moscow - Defending champions Germany crashed to the first defeat in their opening game of a World Cup since 1982 as Hirving Lozano's clinical finish earned Mexico a shock 1-0 victory on Sunday.

Sex, drugs and... don't forget the football, Mexico

Mexico - Between the orgy accusations and the drug-trafficking charges facing their veteran star, Mexico have had their share of distractions heading into their World Cup opener against Germany on Sunday.

Tennis: Mexican Open glitz clashes with violent Acapulco backdrop

Acapulco - Some of the world's top tennis stars are in Acapulco this week for the Mexican Open, but the glamour of the tournament has been tarnished by the Pacific resort city's brutally violent crime.

Mexican Olympian gets hero's welcome — after finishing last

Pyeongchang - It might just be the defining image of the Pyeongchang Olympics -- Mexico's German Madrazo heroically skiing last to the line, proudly brandishing the flag of his country and smiling jubilantly.After crossing the finish after 15 kilometres (9.

41 cities bidding for 2026 World Cup games

Los Angeles - Forty-one cities in Canada, Mexico and the United States have submitted bids to serve as host cities for the 2026 World Cup, officials said Thursday.

Football: Mexico zoo names tiger cub for French star Gignac

Mexico - French striker Andre-Pierre Gignac has received a rare tribute from hundreds of Mexican schoolchildren, who voted to name a newborn Bengal tiger at their local zoo after the Mexico-based star.

Mexico's Olympians get condoms over Zika fears

- Mexican athletes received on Monday an anti-Zika kit for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, including Mosquito repellent, antibacterial hand gel and condoms.

Dimitrov topples Murray to reach Mexico Open final

Acapulco - Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov edged second-seeded Andy Murray in three sets on Friday to reach the final of the ATP Mexico Open, where he'll face South African Kevin Anderson.The fourth-seeded Dimitrov, who had never beaten Murray in three prior encounter...

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