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Isabella Menendez (left) and Laura Guerra-Lopez (right) after a Saturday training. (Courtesy photo)

Two teens from Kendall to serve as Miami Open ball persons

After four weeks of training, two Kendall teenagers will get to work up close and personal with some of tennis’ biggest stars at the Miami Open. Best friends Isabella Menendez, 14, and Laura Guerra-Lopez, 15, trained once a week for five hours at Key Biscayne’s Crandon Park Tennis Center before being selected as two of the 400 ball persons needed ...

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Un voluntario entrega los refrigerios durante el Maratón de Miami. (Imagen de Samuel Serrano / SFNS)

23,000 almas con la misma meta se cruzan en el maratón de Miami [Video]

Con competidores de todo el mundo, pero fundamentalmente de América Latina, El Caribe y Estados Unidos, se llevó a cabo el XV Maratón de Miami. Christopher Zablocki, de 28 años de edad, de Essex, Connecticut, se llevó la victoria (2:18:15), seguido por el keniano, Hillary Too (2:19:42), y el dos veces ganador del maratón, Luis Carlos Rivero, de Guatemala (2:20:01). ...

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Miami pitcher José Fernández died in a boat crash on Sept. 25, 2016. (Image via Wikicommons)

Cuban-American fans say goodbye to Jose Fernandez [Audio]

LIZANDRA PORTAL: Miami Marlins fans paid respects to their beloved opening pitcher, Jose Fernandez, at the public mass that was held at St. Brendan Catholic Church in Westchester. Fernandez’s story was an example of the American Dream come true for many of his Cuban American fans. To them, he was a son, a brother, a cousin. He was family. JOSEFINA ...

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Fortuna SC: el equipo amateur que ayuda a jugadores cubanos

En los años 20, el Fortuna FC fue el primer equipo cubano en salir a jugar un partido en el extranjero, concretamente en Costa Rica. Casi 100 años después, en el 2014, en Miami se fundó el Fortuna Soccer Club con el equipo cubano como referencia. El equipo de Miami no juega en la MLS, NASL, USL o NPSL. El ...

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On Nov. 14, Kerry Alexander Sarmiento plays in the Copa ESPN Miami tournament semifinal against North Miami Beach’s Boca Juniors. Maria Serrano South Florida News Service

Prominent international soccer clubs are establishing academies in South Florida

Ever since he was 4 years old, Kerry Alexander Sarmiento has dreamed of becoming a professional soccer player. After stints with the now-bankrupt Italian Parma and Argentine Vélez Sarsfield, he is trying to make his dream a reality. Kerry, 14, is enrolled in Inter de Milan’s South Florida youth academy. Inter is one of Italy’s most successful club teams. “I ...

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Javier Aragonés, 32, and Wilmer Salgado, 39, watch as Piero Menor, 32, kicks the ball into the 21-inch hole at the Melreese. (Photo courtesy of Piero Menor)

New game gets a foothold on South Florida golf courses

When Piero Menor, 32, goes to the International Links Melreese Country Club, he sports an aqua blue polo shirt, knee high athletic socks, indoor soccer shoes, golf shorts, a size five soccer ball and a golf hat. Menor, one of the hosts of Miami’s channel América Tevé’s Agárrese Quien Pueda show, doesn’t go to Melreese to play golf. He goes ...

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Cagney Kobrin and Michael Schock warm up before playing bubble soccer at Weekend P.E. (Photo courtesy of Weekend P.E.)

Soccer in a bubble is a growing sport in Miami-Dade

When Randy Carlson, 39, and Jake Sibely, 43, want to feel like kids again, instead of soccer, they play bubble soccer. “We can all remember when we were 5, 6, 7, 8 years old and just having that physical freedom,” said Sibely, co-founder of the U.S. Bubble Soccer Association. “But as you get older and more stiff, and maybe more ...

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Carlos Hernández, 33, José María Escriña, commonly known as Chema, 43, Jennifer Gattinger, 32, and Adrien Buisson, 28, took advantage of the cooler weather and played pádel at Real Pádel Miami. (Photo by Arthur Guisasola, South Florida News Service)

It’s not tennis, racquetball or squash – it’s pádel

Four blue courts and a giant yellow tennis ball welcome downtown Miami residents to the largest pádel club in South Florida. Pádel is played in doubles and has elements of tennis, racquetball and squash. The court, smaller than the tennis variant, is surrounded by glass, much like a racquetball court. Players swing a small, heavy racket that has no strings, ...

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For Claudia Bustillos, left in pink, the water and the mind connect during a paddleboard yoga session because it is part of the meditation. (Photo by Daniela Rios, South Florida News Service)

Yoga on the water: SUP helps build balance and muscles

The bluish-green wall with lotus shapes at Om Beats yoga studio resembles the ocean. Claudia Bustillos, 38, owner of Om Beats, said she planned it to reflect her love of the ocean and yoga, which she developed as a young girl. “Yoga and water sports are my passion. They make me feel alive,” said Bustillos, who moved to Miami from ...

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Pride RX workout social. (Photo courtesy Pride RX)

LGBT athletes, allies meet monthly throughout South Florida for PrideRX workouts

When Jorge Sanchez, 36, first started CrossFit, he was looking to make a positive change in his health and his life. He then started a blog, PrideRX, as a platform where he could keep track of his nutrition and workouts. It was meant to be a personal blog, but the idea quickly grew into something bigger after hearing about his ...

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