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Formula One set for street race in downtown Miami in October 2019

City commission set to vote on proposal for grand prix in MiamiFIA and city authorities target October 2019 for inaugural raceF1 owner Liberty Media keen to add more races in United StatesFormula One could come to the streets of downtown Miami as early…

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Why is the Miami Open moving to a 65,000 capacity NFL stadium?

The tournament is leaving behind the cramped confines of Crandon Park. But will it lose its famous atmosphere in a cavernous new home?When the last ball is hit at the Miami Open in Key Biscayne this weekend, tennis sentimentalists will shed a tear. For…

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MLS failed in Miami before. Will David Beckham’s team be any different?

The Miami Fusion flickered and died at the start of the century. But the league – and soccer in the US – is in a very different place these daysDuring the darkest hours of his four-year quest to bring a Major League Soccer team to Miami, which was fina…

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David Beckham announces launch of his MLS Miami team

Former England captain has endured long journey to found clubBeckham paid $25m for rights to new expansion franchiseDavid Beckham finally has his Major League Soccer team. After a process that has taken years to complete, the MLS commissioner, Don Garb…

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Beckham’s Miami soccer dream inches closer – but glitz is in short supply

A crucial vote from local politicians has restored life to Beckham’s stalled venture, but it’s not quite the show-stopping product he envisaged at the beginning

Barely a month ago, the final whistle was set to blow on David Beckham’s long-held dream of launching his own professional football club in Miami, the glitziest of American cities.

What was to have been a lucrative retirement project for the former England captain appeared thwarted by a series of broken stadium deals, the snail’s pace of Miami’s complicated political machinery and resistance from locals keen to block progress of Beckham’s investment group.

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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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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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Atlanta, Miami, Los Angeles tabbed to host Super Bowls in 2019, 2020, 2021

Atlanta to host Super Bowl LIV in February 2019Miami to host Super Bowl LV in February 2020Los Angeles to host Super Bowl LVI in February 2021If you spend billions of dollars to build it, they will come.Three times over. Continue reading…

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David Beckham says he wants to sign Zlatan Ibrahimovic to his MLS franchise

• Beckham has been given MLS approval for a franchise in Miami
• ‘If Ibrahimovic is still active, then I want to buy him right away’

David Beckham admits he would love the chance to sign “born winner” Zlatan Ibrahimovic to his proposed Major League Soccer franchise.

Related: Why Miami made David Beckham work hard for his MLS stadium dream

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Bernard Tomic arrested after party at his $7,000-a-night Miami Beach hotel suite

Australia’s top-ranked player charged after police and hotel security responded to guests’ complaints about loud noise and music coming from his penthouse

Australian tennis player Bernard Tomic pointed his finger aggressively at hotel security officers and dismissed police officers’ requests to leave a US$7,000-a-night Miami Beach hotel penthouse after complaints of loud music and early morning partying, according to authorities.

Tomic was arrested, handcuffed and transported to Miami’s Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center. The 22-year-old is shirtless in the mugshot released by the Miami Beach Police Department.

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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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NASL announces expansion club Miami FC with Paolo Maldini among owners

  • Longtime AC Milan star among co-owners of new NASL club Miami FC
  • Maldini teaming with TV rights entrepreneur Ricardo Silva in venture
  • Miami FC beats Beckham’s long-planned MLS club in Miami to market

Turns out the global superstar to bring professional soccer to Miami wasn’t David Beckham after all.

Paolo Maldini, longtime AC Milan defender and Italy captain, is teaming with TV rights magnate Riccardo Silva to launch Miami FC, a new club that will play in the second-tier North American Soccer League starting in 2016.

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Miami politicians offer David Beckham fresh hope for MLS franchise

  • City leaders offer a ground-sharing proposal
  • Beckham’s group cautious about plan

Politicians in Miami have thrown a lifeline to David Beckham’s ailing plans to launch a Major League Soccer franchise in the city.

After twice knocking down the former England captain’s proposals to build a new stadium on prime waterfront land, city leaders are now offering a temporary ground-sharing arrangement with Florida International University while the search for a permanent home goes on.

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Jameis Winston lawyer says FSU star will ‘confront lie with truth’

Quarterback attends misconduct hearing into allegations of sexual misconduct in 2012

A year after learning he would not face prosecution for the alleged rape of a fellow student, the star quarterback of college football’s national champions came face to face with his accuser on Tuesday at a disciplinary inquiry into still swirling claims of sexual misconduct.

The lawyer for Jameis Winston welcomed the code of conduct hearing at Florida State University as an opportunity for his client to “confront the lie with the truth”, insisting that Winston engaged only in consensual sex with the woman during the December 2012 incident at a campus party.

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Alex Rodriguez told federal officials he used banned drugs, report says

Miami Herald cites 15-page summary of January meeting in which New York Yankees star is said to have admitted he bought and used testosterone syringes from Miami Biogenesis clinicThe case against Alex Rodriguez Continue reading…

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The morning after: Miami knows it’s better to have LeBron-ed and lost

Heat fans applaud Cavaliers-bound star as franchise president salutes ‘fantastic leader, athlete, team-mate and person’ LeBron James announces switch to Cavaliers Hunter Felt: LeBron’s decision changes NBA landscape Continue reading…

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David Beckham’s MLS plan derailed as Miami mayor vetoes stadium site

Former England star considering options after second rejection leaves proposed Major League Soccer franchise without a home Continue reading…

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Beckham’s MLS stadium plans take new twist with Miami-Dade mayor proposal

Mayor Carlos Gimenez tells David Beckham’s group to consider new waterfront option for new MLS franchise Continue reading…