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There's a power struggle currently playing out between the Florida Legislature and the Florida High School Athletic Association,  the governing body of high school sports. Earlier this year, the Legislature passed a law that allows any school to join the FHSAA on a per-sport basis. The old rules stated the schools had to join as full members.

Miami Open's Absence Would Affect More Than Economy

Apr 25, 2016
Miami Open

Last week the Miami Open lost an appeal over expansion plans the tournament had for its home in Crandon Park. Without the expansion, the Open has threatened to leave Miami.

 

Mariela Dacal has been playing tennis since she was 14 years old in Venezuela. She’s been going to the tournament since she moved to Miami as a teenager. Dacal now runs her own tennis academy in Southwest Miami-Dade. We spoke to her to get a better idea of how the Miami Open affects the area’s tennis community.

 

 

Doug McSchooler / AP via Miami Herald

Florida State University announced Monday that it has agreed to pay almost $1 million to settle a lawsuit by a woman who accused the school's Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback of sexual assault in a case that sparked a national conversation on athletics and rape.

Wilson Sayre / WLRN

For many people the holidays conjure images of sledding, hot cocoa and fireplaces, even with the unusually warm winter up north this year. Of course, none of that makes much sense in Miami -- ever.

But there’s one aspect of the wintry holidays that’s here in Miami despite the 82-degree weather we’re expecting all week: outdoor ice skating.

Tracy Ziegler

The Ragnar Relay will not return to the Overseas Highway in February.

This week, Monroe County commissioners rejected a permit request for the third time. Ragnar has now officially canceled the race.

Ragnar teams of up to 11 runners travel in vans, taking turns on the road. County officials said the frequent transfers caused too many traffic tie-ups along the only route along the Keys — especially during the height of tourist season.

C.W. Griffin / Miami Herald Staff

Maybe you're a college football fan. If you are, regardless of your team loyalty, you understand all that goes with fandom: the ecstasy of winning, the despair of losing and everything in between. You own a T-shirt or jersey or cap, at the least. You may even go as far as painting your face, maybe your whole body, to the games.

Tracy Ziegler

  Every year, the Ragnar Relay brings 500 teams of runners to the Keys. Each team has eight to 10 members; they run three to five miles, then ride in a van while their teammates are on the road.

CHARLES TRAINOR / Miami Herald

The season started with promise. Come on, admit it. You became a little tipsy, maybe not completely inebriated, with unfettered hope that this was the year the Dolphins were going to make some noise. But, hold up. It's not time to start suffering from a hangover of disappointment. Maybe I'm the one drinking too much of my own punch.

Watching the game against the Jaguars was like oncoming stomach upset. You feel the unnerving grumbling around the second quarter; you know this could become really painful; by the end you're on the ground curled up in a ball. The Jaguars? 

How Much Is Dwyane Wade Worth?

Sep 18, 2015
David Santiago / El Nuevo Herald

Earlier this summer, Miami Heat fans worried shooting guard Dwyane Wade might leave the Magic City.

There's growing concern about the risks of concussions in young athletes. For years, high school coaches have had to take courses on the dangers of head injuries. This year, for the first time, all high school athletes in Florida are required to educate themselves about concussions before they can compete.

Nicholas Lindell Reynolds / Wikimedia Commons

Spearing hogfish is a popular pastime along South Florida's reef. So popular, in fact, that by April more than 220,000 pounds of hogfish had been caught along the Atlantic coast.

That's almost three times the limit for the entire year so when federal fisheries managers received the data, they moved to close the recreational harvest as of Monday (Aug. 24).

Lisann Ramos

If you drive on Gratigny Parkway this weekend, try not to get too distracted by the wakeboarders soaring through the air at Amelia Earhart Park.

They may be hard to ignore -- they're the best in the country.

Wakeboarders from all over the U.S. are competing this weekend for the Wakeboard National Championships.

The event is a county effort to offer a greater variety of activities at public parks.

Screen shot / Fulham Football Club

Florida's public-private tourism agency has signed a deal to sponsor a professional soccer club in England's second-highest league.

The Visit Florida logo will appear on Fulham Football Club jerseys. The logo will also be on the three roofs of its London stadium, known as Craven Cottage, which is along the flight path for Heathrow Airport.

Fulham is owned by Shahid Khan, who also owns the NFL's Jacksonville Jaguars.

Rob O'Neal / Havana Challenge

In May, five 16-foot Hobie Cat sailboats left Key West for the inaugural Havana Challenge sailing race to Cuba.

"Three of them were broken, one sank and one was ripped into pieces," said Joe Weatherby, one of the race organizers. The three "broken" boats were patched up enough to limp into Havana Harbor -- 10 hours after leaving Key West.

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