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

2018-02-06T12:33:51+00:00 February 1st, 2018|Sports|

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

2018-01-30T14:33:20+00:00 January 30th, 2018|Lifestyle, Sports|

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

2017-12-14T16:03:22+00:00 December 14th, 2017|Sports|

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

2017-03-15T13:08:55+00:00 March 13th, 2017|Arts & Culture, Lifestyle, Pickups, Sports|

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

2017-02-01T14:10:43+00:00 February 1st, 2017|News, Noticias, Sports, Video/Audio|

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

2016-12-11T13:50:59+00:00 October 1st, 2016|News, Public Safety, Sports, Video/Audio|

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

2016-04-06T15:47:45+00:00 January 3rd, 2016|Business, Sports|

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

2016-04-06T15:57:54+00:00 November 26th, 2015|Lifestyle, Sports|