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Ashleigh Barty beats Karolina Pliskova to win Miami Open title

22-year-old is first Australian woman in top 10 since 2013Victory in Florida brings $1.3m prize moneyAshleigh Barty had 15 aces and became the 33rd different player to win a title in as many ATP and WTA tournaments this year when she beat Karolina Plis…

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NBA national anthem singer kneels and reveals Black Lives Matter T-shirt

Denasia Lawrence, performing at a preseason game in Miami, opens jacket just before singing in protest against racial oppressionA woman performing the national anthem before an NBA preseason game in Miami on Friday protested against racial oppression a…

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Dwyane Wade sorry for anthem flap as Heat beat Raptors in overtime

Dwyane Wade was the first Miami Heat player to line up for the playing of O Canada on Monday night.

The Heat guard apologized Monday to anyone who was offended by his actions before Saturday’s Toronto-Miami matchup, when he took a few extra warm-up shots at the beginning of the singing of the Canadian national anthem. Video showed Wade continued his pregame routine for about 20 seconds before he took his spot in line with the rest of his team-mates.

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NBA playoffs: Heat crush Hornets in Game 7 to make conference semi-finals

Miami Heat 106-73 Charlotte HornetsGoran Dragic leads way with 25 points for MiamiThey needed all 82 games of the regular season to get the opportunity to play Game 7 of the opening round at home, and the Miami Heat took full advantage. A trip to the E…

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Stephen Curry ties NBA record by making three-pointer in 127th straight game

Stephen Curry tied an NBA record Wednesday by making a three-pointer in his 127th consecutive regular-season game.

The reigning NBA MVP and three-point leader tied the record just 78 seconds into the Warriors’ win over Miami, on his first shot of the evening. He shares the mark with Atlanta’s Kyle Korver and has a chance to take the record outright when Golden State play at Orlando on Thursday.

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Barry Bonds resurfaces in majors as Miami Marlins hitting coach

  • All-time home run leader has kept low profile since retiring after 2007
  • “God knows, I’m a Hall of Famer” seven-time National League MVP says

Giancarlo Stanton grew up a Dodgers fan and remembers attending their games when Barry Bondswould step to the plate for the Giants.

“It’s one of those sounds you never forget – how loud those boos were,” Stanton said.

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Coast Guard suspends search for missing Olympic sailor Trevor Moore

On Thursday an unmanned inflatable dinghy was reported adrift with items belonging to Trevor Moore The Coast Guard suspended its search Saturday in Biscayne Bay outside Miami for a missing sailor who was a member of the 2012 US Olympic sailing team.Coa…

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Tennis great Doris Hart, winner of three Wimbledon titles in a day, dies at 89

Star won each Grand Slam tournament at least once, including managing three Wimbledon titles on one day, and spent a decade in the world top 10

Tennis great Doris Hart, who won each Grand Slam tournament at least once, and once won three Wimbledon titles in a single day, has died.

Hart died Friday at home at the age of 89, the International Tennis Hall of Fame confirmed to the Associated Press, citing close personal friends of Hart’s.

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Serena Williams strides past 15-year-old CiCi Bellis at Miami Open

  • World No1 wins in straight sets
  • Teenager admits to nerves against veteran

Bellis made headlines by winning a match at last year’s US Open, but she couldn’t stay with the world’s No1 player. Williams won 51 of the 65 points and lost only two points in seven service games.

“It wasn’t like, ‘Oh, I’m so happy to win this match,’” Williams said. “It was tough. She’s young and her being an American, you want to see people like her do well.”

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Alex Rodriguez ‘gave cousin nearly $1m’ to keep Yankees star’s doping secret

US government makes claim about ex-personal assistantYuri Sucart also allegedly received a house and car Continue reading…

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Former NFL star Dan Marino withdrawing from concussion lawsuit

Hall-of-famer says he inadvertently became a plaintiff Marino says he does not suffer effects from head injuries Continue reading…