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 The reaction after Arjen Robben drew a penalty in the final minutes. (Getty Images)

FINAL SCORE: Netherlands 2, Mexico 1 (Dos Santos 48', Sneijder 88', Huntellar 90')

FINAL: What a turn of events. Netherlands scores twice in the final eight minutes to go from being sent home to advancing to the quarterfinals.

This looked like a sure Mexico victory heading into the final minutes. In the first half, Mexico had most of the better chances. Netherlands' star striker duo of Arjen Robben and Robin van Persie couldn't get any space or any opportunities, and Mexico was looking threatening from outside the box and on the counterattack.

In the second half, Giovani dos Santos opened the scoring with a beautiful strike from outside the box to give Mexico a 1-0 lead. Netherlands began to push forward more and more, bringing on Memphis Depay for a defender, and winning corner kicks and attempting dangerous crosses. The Dutch did not look they were going to break through, especially with Mexico goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa putting on a show once again. And then Netherlands brought off van Persie, an interesting decision given how talented RVP can be in the final third.

A 10th corner kick ended up paying off for the Dutch, though, as a header fell to the feet of Wesley Sneijder, who buried it past Ochoa to tie the game in the 88th minute. Mexico looked relegated to play for extra time, but Netherlands was looking to end it in regulation. Arjen Robben, who had created plenty of chances in the second half, took it to the endline against multiple Mexico defenders -- and then cut back, before falling as Rafa Marquez stuck his leg out and nipped Robben's foot. The debate on whether it was a dive will not end anytime soon.

Klaas-Jan Huntelaar buried the penalty and Netherlands was up 2-1. That would be the final score, as Mexico was devastated. El Tri have now been knocked out six straight times in the Round of 16.

Netherlands will play the winner of Costa Rica vs. Greece.

90' + 5 -- Prior to the penalty, Rafa Marquez and Andres Guardado were both given yellow cards. Marquez would theoretically miss the next match if Mexico can somehow win.

90' + 4 -- GOAL! Klaas-Jan Huntelaar buries the penalty as Guillermo Ochoa guesses wrong.

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  • Ninety golfers from the United States, Canada and Mexico will welcome in the high season during this fantastic tournament held at the Flamingos Golf Club.

The Flamingos Golf Club will kick off the high season on November 22nd with the 2nd Welcome To The Riviera Nayarit Golf Tournament, a mixed competition with an A-Go Go format and great prizes to incentivize participants.

Ninety golfers from the United States, Canada and Mexico will participate in the competition, which is offering a $2,500 USD prize for a hole-in-one at the 16th hole and a golf cart to whoever does the same at the 6th hole. There will also be prizes in kind for the “Oh, Yes!” holes.

The tournament is set to start at 9 a.m. right after the participants register, which will cost less than $100 USD with preferential rates for club members.

The registration rate includes a light breakfast, snacks, food, complimentary drinks, a tournament cap plus three hours of Mariachi music at the post-tournament party.

“With this tournament we want to welcome all those tourists and temporary restaurants that come to the Riviera Nayarit to play golf for the winter season and as a result of the efforts set forth by the CVB,” commented Enrique Gómez Javaloyes, Commercial Director of the Flamingos Golf Club.

By the same token, he mentioned the obligation of those involved in the tourism promotion of the region to work together in order for the tourist and/or resident to fulfill and even exceed expectations.

This tournament serves to reinforce the loyalty of golf lovers to the destination. “We believe that by offering them a great experience in our destination we can generate word-of-mouth recommendations that will bring in even more tourists,” added Enrique Gómez.

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polo-riviera-nayaritOn March 12, the 3rd Beach Polo event was announced at the Hard Rock Hotel in Nuevo Vallarta in presence of renowned Beach Polo player Pablo Pierre, who will be part of the participating teams.


It will also have the presence of players of this sport from countries that include Italy, Canada, Argentina and Mexico. Jose Antonio Amutio, Marketing Director of Tucane, mentioned that 6 Polo events have taken place in the Riviera Nayarit and this will be the 3rd Beach Polo event, which will include the latest technology to keep people informed.

Other attendees will include Italian player Alberto Ardissone, promoter of the sport, who made possible the 1st Polo tournament in Carelles, which has been one the highest handicap events, as well as the distinguished participation of Mr. Guillermo Esteta, President of the Polo Federation in Mexico.

The trophy for the champion will be made of parota wood crafted by the Mexican artist Rodrigo Cuevas.

The event will take place May 1st – May 4th at the Riviera Nayarit.

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sub2This international tournament will welcome 50 competitors including at least 10 professionals; among them, participants from Mexico’s SUP Team, who will use the Mexico SUP Tour circuit to measure their readiness for the upcoming SUP World Tour later this summer.

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Canamex2014 2 .2This is the North American supremacy tournament held among teams from the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Prizes for the holes-in-one include a Honda CR-V and a golf cart.

The 2nd CANAMEX Flamingos Riviera Nayarit Cup will take place on March 8, 2014 on the greens at the Flamingos Golf Club.

The tournament seeks to establish supremacy in North America for amateur golfers; it’s an international competition where teams from Mexico, Canada and the United States vie to win the top spot for their respective country.

The three teams will consist of 40 golfers for a total of 120 participants. They will have approximately 6 hours to finalize three 9-hole formats, alternate shots, best ball and Match Play or Best Score.

During their tour the players can choose hole-in-one prizes that include a Honda CR-V for Hole 6 or a Golf Cart for Hole 8, as well as several prizes for the Oh Yes, including golf clubs and other articles. There will also be a final raffle at the end for a slew of gift certificates.

The foreign teams consist of about 50 percent residents and 50 percent visitors who flew in just for the tournament.

Steve Trace, co-captain for the Canadian team has teed off on greens in all three countries and spends half of his year in Bucerías because he loves the regional golf courses.

“There are fantastic golf courses here, we play at least three times a week. We love this place. This tournament is a great challenge and Flamingos has a beautiful course,” said Trace.

Mike Nord, captain of the U.S. team, mentioned he’s played all the courses in both the Riviera Nayarit and Puerto Vallarta, but that his favorite was Flamingos for its beautiful scenery and level of difficulty.

“The wildlife, the plants, the vegetation is unique. We rotate the players, so this tournament definitely helps us to make new friends within all three countries,” said Nord. “It’s the perfect place to socialize.”

The Riviera Nayarit is also a place with a perfect climate that allows golfers to play year round while the greens in the States are under several feet of snow, and Nord was very grateful for this country’s blessings.

“This is a golfer’s paradise, an ideal spot for the game. Right now it’s raining, cold, there’s ice and snow (in the U.S.), yet here you wake up every morning with a beautiful golf course ready to go. Like I mentioned before, I love Flamingos, I love to play here and I’m always ready to come back and play again,” he ended.

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  • From November 27th through the 30th over 1,000 motorcycles will take part in this event endorsed by the Federación Mexicana de Motociclismo, making it among the top 40 most important events in the country and the 2nd with the highest overall attendance.

The Historic Port of San Blas will host the third edition of the Motomanía San Blas from November 27th through the 30th. This event has positioned San Blas as the top Biker Port in the Pacific and it has become one of the 40 most important events of its kind in the country, endorsed by the Federación Mexicana de Motociclismo.

The yearly increase of participants has been noticeable. In 2012 there were over 600 motorcycles; this year there will be over 1,000 motorcyclists riding in from over 10 states: San Luis Potosí, Jalisco, Distrito Federal and Nuevo Leon, just to mention a few. This is why today it’s the second event with the highest attendance in the country.

Román Paz Mondragón, President of the Ovejas Negras Moto Club and lead organizer of the event, mentioned that the end purpose of the event is to promote and create awareness of San Blas with motorcycle enthusiasts on a domestic level.

The welcome party takes place on Thursday so riders can relax after their long voyages; the esplanade along the dock (to one side of the ex-customs building) will be set up for camping with free WiFi. It’s also the location of Friday’s exhibits and music concerts.

The beach party starts on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at El Borrego beach; afterwards attendants can take souvenir photos at La Contaduría at 6 p.m. The evening’s events come to a close on the main plaza courtesy of Jalisco’s Acrobatic Squadron.

The activities end with drag races on the runway. During the event visitors will be able to enjoy a variety of activities that will engage the local economy, including walks, tours and restaurant and commerce recommendations.

“We’ like to thank the Riviera Nayarit CVB, because without their help we wouldn’t have been able to hold the event; their support was key to the entire event,” commented Paz Mondragón.

The event has certainly gained more prestige and importance over the years, especially in terms of organization and security. Thanks to its membership with the Federación Mexicana de Motociclismo, the participants are insured with respect to road accidents and the like.

For more information, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Motomania-SAN-BLAS/1465744890334658?fref=ts.


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acanadasThe Official Emblem for the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015 was unveiled across Canada and around the world via a live event at BC Place in Vancouver on Friday. The festivities, hosted by the Canadian Soccer Association, were broadcast on national television, with corresponding live events revealing Host City composite emblems in five more cities.

Just like the event itself, the Official Emblem reflects the core concept of "coast to coast" that will embody the FIFA Women's World Cup in less than three years' time. To help unveil the emblem, Canada's national team was on hand in Vancouver, including national head coach John Herdman and captain Christine Sinclair.

Earlier this year, Canada announced the six Official Host Cities for the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015: Vancouver, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Ottawa, Montreal and Moncton. This competition marks the first time that a single-sport tournament has been hosted across Canada, from Vancouver near the Pacific Ocean to Moncton near the Atlantic Ocean.

"From coast to coast - a mari usque ad mare - the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015 will showcase the best women footballers from around the world," said Peter Montopoli, Chief Executive Officer of the Local Organising Committee for the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015. "We are proud to unveil the Canada 2015 Official Emblem and official look that will help us welcome the world and its game to our great nation in 2015."

The 2015 Women's World Cup will be the seventh edition of the competition and the third time that it will be held in CONCACAF. The United States hosted in 1999 and 2003.

The Canadian women captured the bronze medal at the Olympic Games this past summer, a tournament won by the United States for a fourth time. [readon1 url="http://www.concacaf.com/page/AssociationNewsDetail/0,,12813~3011604,00.html"]Source:www.concacaf.com[/readon1]