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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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Kelley Montalvo at work (Amanda Gala/SFNS)

Barry University hires pro as assistant softball coach

Barry University has hired its first professional softball player as an assistant coach. Kelley Montalvo has played eight years for the Akron Racers in Ohio, part of the National Pro Fastpitch League. She will continue to play in addition to coaching. “This is a rebuilding year here at Barry, and what we’re trying to achieve is a winning mentality,” she ...

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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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