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Jana Novotná obituary

Czech tennis player who won the Wimbledon women’s singles title in 1998The Czech tennis player Jana Novotná, who has died of cancer aged 49, had a career of consistent success that would have more than satisfied most players, but fell some way short of…

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Jana Novotná obituary

Czech tennis player who won the Wimbledon women’s singles title in 1998The Czech tennis player Jana Novotná, who has died of cancer aged 49, had a career of consistent success that would have more than satisfied most players, but fell some way short of…

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Roy Halladay, eight-time All-Star pitcher, killed in plane crash off Florida coast

Two-time Cy Young winner was piloting small aircraft when he diedForty-year-old played for Blue Jays and Phillies during 15-year careerEight-time All-Star pitcher Roy Halladay was killed Tuesday after a small aircraft he was flying crashed into the Gul…

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Conman posed as Adele’s manager to bilk NBA stars of sneakers, police say

Justin Jackson, 30, faces charges after in schemes to obtain free goodsStars including Russell Westbrook and Carmelo Anthony targetedAccused also offered Adele concert tickets to NBA players for sneakersA south Florida conman faces criminal charges aft…

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Venus Williams sued over fatal car crash but star will play at Wimbledon

  • Family of Jerome Barson, 78, file lawsuit seeking unspecified damages
  • Williams has not been cited or charged over crash in Florida in early June

Venus Williams is being sued by the estate of a Florida man who died after a car crash police say she caused.

Related: Venus Williams ‘at fault’ in fatal car crash, say Florida police

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David Beckham’s Miami soccer stadium land sale gets approval

  • Commissioners vote nine to four in favor of sale to Beckham’s group
  • Beckham’s looks to bring MLS to Miami in city’s Overtown district

The Miami-Dade Commission voted on Tuesday to approve a deal to sell David Beckham’s group nearly three acres of county land, representing a major hurdle cleared in the former England and Manchester United star’s push to bring a Major League Soccer team to the city.

The commissioners voted nine to four in favor to ratify a recommendation by the mayor to sell Beckham’s partnership a county truck-depot at the corner of Northwest Sixth Street and Sixth Avenue, which would become the last piece in a nine-acre site for a planned 25,000-seat stadium on the Miami River.

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‘This is our last chance’ says Beckham group ahead of MLS Miami stadium vote

Former England skipper now has $500m investment in place, but still needs local approval on the stadium plot required to secure MLS franchise

David Beckham’s protracted bid to bring a Major League Soccer team to Miami now rests on the fate of a small plot of disused, contaminated, county-owned land.

Tim Leiweke, Beckham’s top negotiator, this week told residents in the Overtown district where it plans to build a 25,000-seat arena “this is the last chance to get a stadium or soccer team”.

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Jeb Bush and Derek Jeter reportedly agree $1.3bn deal to buy Miami Marlins

Bush and Jeter part of five-man group ready to buy team from Jeffrey LoriaDeal is reportedly worth $1.3bn but could take months to finalizeThe Miami Marlins could shortly have some new and famous owners, after Jeb Bush and Derek Jeter agreed a deal to …

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Jeb Bush and Derek Jeter reportedly teaming up in bid to buy Miami Marlins

Former GOP candidate, Yankee captain reportedly teaming up to buy teamJeffrey Loria looking to sell franchise he purchased for $158.5m in 2002Jeb Bush and Derek Jeter have reportedly teamed up in a bid to buy the Miami Marlins.The former Florida govern…

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Jeb Bush and Derek Jeter reportedly teaming up in bid to buy Miami Marlins

Former GOP candidate, Yankee captain reportedly teaming up to buy teamJeffrey Loria looking to sell franchise he purchased for $158.5m in 2002Jeb Bush and Derek Jeter have reportedly teamed up in a bid to buy the Miami Marlins.The former Florida govern…

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Basketball player with no arms sinks three-pointers in Florida – video

13-year-old Jamarion Styles may not have arms, but that doesn’t stop him draining three-pointers for his middle school basketball team in Florida. Video has emerged of Styles scoring multiple times from three-point range for Eagles Landing Middle School. According to reports, Styles lost his arms to a rare bacterial infection when he was a baby

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Daytona 500: camping and carousing at the Great American Race – in pictures

As many as 100,000 race fans packed every inch of the 180-acre infield at Daytona International Speedway to eat, drink and count down the days and hours to Sunday’s Daytona 500 – the most American event of all

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Trump golf game gets special press box: a basement with blacked-out windows

President hosts Japanese PM for a spot of fairways diplomacy but high-level golf game is off limits to reporters, blocked by black plastic sheeting

Donald Trump loves to play golf. But he doesn’t always like other people to see him play golf – which would explain the black plastic bags covering the windows at the Trump National Jupiter golf club: to keep out reporters’ prying eyes.

Related: Palm Beach businesses stung by cost of hosting Trump’s weekend retreat

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Jameis Winston settles lawsuit with woman who accused him of rape

  • Winston and Erica Kinsman ‘reached a compromise with contingencies’
  • Trial had been scheduled to begin 3 April in US district court in Orlando

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston and the woman who accused him of rape while both attended Florida State University have settled the civil lawsuit she brought against him.

Federal court records show that Winston and his accuser, Erica Kinsman, “reached a compromise with contingencies” Wednesday with joint motions for dismissal anticipated within 20 days.

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Jameis Winston settles lawsuit with woman who accused him of rape

  • Winston and Erica Kinsman ‘reached a compromise with contingencies’
  • Trial had been scheduled to begin 3 April in US district court in Orlando

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston and the woman who accused him of rape while both attended Florida State University have settled the civil lawsuit she brought against him.

Federal court records show that Winston and his accuser, Erica Kinsman, “reached a compromise with contingencies” Wednesday with joint motions for dismissal anticipated within 20 days.

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José Fernandez death: autopsy finds cocaine and alcohol in pitcher’s system

  • Miami Marlins pitcher, 24, died in boating accident on 25 September
  • Medical examiner reports that Fernandez suffered blunt force injuries

Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez had cocaine and alcohol in his system when his boat crashed into a Miami Beach jetty, according to toxicology reports released on Saturday.

Related: Marlins’ José Fernández posthumously named NL Comeback Player of the Year

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José Fernández: a smiling star whose death leaves baseball bereft

The Marlins pitcher is dead at the age of 24. It is a tragedy made all the more painful after the adversity he had overcome in his short life

This is the year my son fell in love with baseball and for reasons that are still unclear he declared the Miami Marlins his second-favorite team. He often wears a black Marlins shirt to school with orange pants to match the team’s colors. And each night when we sit in front of the television to watch an hour of baseball before bedtime it is usually the Marlins we see. The most recent Marlins game we watched together was last Tuesday night when the team’s best pitcher José Fernández sliced through the Washington Nationals, striking out 12 on his way to a 1-0 victory.

Related: Marlins pitcher José Fernández killed in boating accident at age of 24

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Marlins pitcher José Fernández killed in boating accident at age of 24

  • Incident occurred in early hours of Sunday morning in Florida
  • Pitcher was one of best young players in MLB

Authorities in Florida are investigating the death of one of baseball’s best young players, the Miami Marlins pitcher José Fernández, who was killed in a boating accident in Miami Beach early Sunday.

Divers from the Miami-Dade fire rescue department recovered the bodies of Fernández, 24, and two friends from the water after the crew of a coastguard patrol boat spotted their upturned vessel at about 3.15am, it was announced at a Sunday morning press conference.

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Giant alligator crosses Florida golf course – video

A 15-foot alligator has been filmed walking across the Buffalo Creek Golf Course in Florida. Onlooker Charles Helms was playing a round of golf with his friend when he says he filmed the alligator on the green. The video was then posted on golf.com’s YouTube channel. This is not the first time the oversized alligator has made an appearance at the course, he reportedly has been patrolling the area for years

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UAB running back Gregory Bryant declared brain dead after shooting

College athlete found in car in South Florida Shooting now being treated as homicide by policeUAB running back Gregory Bryant was declared brain dead on Sunday, a day after he was found shot in a car on Interstate 95 in South Florida.West Pal…