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Fans gather at Wynwood Marketplace to watch Brazil vs. Belgium. (Photo by: Gabriel Poblete)

Latin American soccer fans devastated after World Cup elimination of remaining Latin teams

The World Cup will stay in Europe. Brazil and Uruguay were eliminated Friday, dealing a tough blow for Latins in Miami who hoped the World Cup winner would be a Latin American team. By Gabriel Poblete South Florida News Service @SFNS_News • Facebook • Instagram The last time a South American team won the World Cup was in 2002 when Brazil conquered the competition ...

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Boteco hosts Brazil vs Mexico. (Photo by: Nick Rodriguez)

Brazil vs Mexico live from a local Brazilian restaurant

Final: Fans celebrate as Brazil wins 2-0. 90+2: Brazil leads by two with four minutes left of extra time and fans are on the edge of their seats.                                                        88th: Brazil doubles the lead with ...

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Fado Irish Pub in Mary Brickell Village (Courtesy of the resteraunt)

Predict World Cup results to win food and drinks at Brickell bar

In addition to rooting for their favorite countries competing in the 2018 FIFA World Cup, fans can also get involved in the Fado Big Cup Predictor. Hosted by Fado Irish Pub, the Big Cup Predictor allows fans to predict the final scores of every match. Predictions earn participants pub cash, which be redeemed for food and drinks. By Irwin Guevara ...

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Burgess paddle boarding ( Photo provided by Bones Outfitters )

Florida woman to paddleboard from Cuba to Key West with hopes of breaking world record

A South Florida athlete from Fort Lauderdale will stand-up paddleboard from Cuba to Key West as she attempts to break the Guinness World Record. At 7 a.m. June 26, Victoria Burgess will begin her endeavor to paddleboard through 110 miles of open waters in less than 30 hours. Burgess’ personal goal is under 25 hours, she said. The current Guinness World ...

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Axe Throwing Society will be opening its doors August. (Photo courtesy of Axe Throwing Society)

Ax-throwing sports bar coming to South Florida

An assistant principal at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School is bringing the sport of ax throwing to Pompano Beach. Jeff Morford said Axe Throwing Society will be opening its doors August. Affiliated with the World Axe Throwing League, the facility will offer tournaments and event hosting, such as birthday parties or corporate retreats. “I’ve been working on this since December ...

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Panini sticker traders in front of Walgreens (Photo by Irwin Guevara/SFNS)

The World Cup Sticker Album brings soccer fans together

The 2018 FIFA World Cup is set to kick off June in Russia, which means the Panini World Cup Sticker Album is here. Filling the album is no small feat. By Irwin Guevara South Florida News Service @SFNS_News • Facebook • Instagram The United States Panini album has 682 stickers featuring soccer players, stadiums and more spread across 80 pages. The more sticker packs ...

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Janettsy Chiszar (Photo courtesy of Janettsy Chiszar)

Zumba instructor Janettsy Chiszar finds life through dance

Janettsy Chiszar is a Venezuelan Zumba instructor who wants to make a difference in the world. The personal trainer, fitness model and motivational speaker came to the Miami with a purpose: to inspire people to live healthy lifestyles. By Clementina Machado South Florida Uncovered @SoFloUncovered • Facebook • Instagram Through Instagram, she shows more than 180,000 followers how to be healthier. On Facebook, she gives ...

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Softball player Kelley Montalvo brings her personal and pro experience to Barry University

This story originally ran in December 2017 on MiamiStories.net. When she was five, Kelley Montalvo dropped her gymnastics and piano lessons and picked up a ball and a glove. That’s when it all started. Now 30, Montalvo has acheived what many pro players, men and women, can only wish to accomplish–from being one of the top high school recruits in the nation and ...

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Sean Pittman is the new face of the Orange Bowl. (Photo courtesy of Sean Pittman)

New Orange Bowl Committee president says it’s about more than just a game

The Orange Bowl Committee recently appointed its 80th president, and he’s hoping to use his position to highlight lesser-known aspects of the organization.   Riviera Beach native and Florida State University alumnus Sean Pittman, who took over on Jan. 22., is just the fourth African American to serve as committee president its 85-year history.  “It’s an amazing feeling any time a group of your peers decides they want you to represent them to the world,” Pittman said.  Pittman said he was initially captivated by ...

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(Left to right) Jorge Mas, Marcelo Claure, David Beckham, Don Garber, Jose Mas, Simon Fuller, Miami Mayor Francis Suarez, and Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez at Miami Beckham United announcement (Nicholas Poblete/SFNS)

Miami to have its own Major League Soccer team

After four years of speculation, Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber, David Beckham and his ownership group, Miami Beckham United, presented Miami as Major League Soccer’s newest franchise city at the Adrienne Arsht Center on Monday. “When I was awarded the team, there was only one city,” said Beckham. “Only one city, and it was here.” The former soccer star ...

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