‘Give us a chance’: Marlins make plea to fans entering 2019

Baseball 02/09/19, 15:11

The outfield grass at Marlins Park was a worn-out mess on Saturday, with those who arrived for the team's annual FanFest being greeted by signs reminding them that the turf will be replaced soon.When it comes to the Marlins, many things are a work in progress.Wearing new uniforms with the ...

Was There: Exclusive interview with serial killer

U.S. 02/09/19, 10:07

EDITOR'S NOTE — On July 24, 1979, serial killer Ted Bundy was convicted by a jury in Miami of the murder of two sorority sisters in a rampage a year earlier. Three days later, Associated Press reporter Dan Sewell sat down with Bundy in the Dade County Jail for an ...

Marlins will spend spring sorting out young roster

Baseball 02/08/19, 12:36

During the offseason the Miami Marlins announced the addition of new concession menu items, including mushroom tacos, fries with mole sauce and bottomless popcorn and soda.So much for the team's 2019 upgrades. Marlins fans hungry for a winner will have to wait.The woebegone franchise's biggest offseason move came Thursday, when ...

Man charged in $5M gold heist, reward offered for capture

U.S. 02/08/19, 10:43

Federal prosecutors have formally charged a fugitive in the 2015 highway robbery of 10 gold bars worth almost $5 million.U.S. Attorney's Office in Miami announced Thursday that Pedro Santamaria, 56, has been indicted on robbery and gun charges. The FBI is offering up to $10,000 for information leading to his ...

No. 25 Miami upsets No. 4 Notre Dame women, 72-65

Sports 02/07/19, 21:26

Emese Hof and Beatrice Mompremier had double-doubles for the No. 25-ranked Miami Hurricanes, who applied smothering defense to beat No. 4 Notre Dame 72-65 on Thursday night.The Fighting Irish were held to a season-low point total and shot 37 percent, also a season low. Miami won despite shooting just 39 ...

Realmuto traded from Marlins to Phillies for 3 players

Sports 02/07/19, 15:33

In October, J.T. Realmuto's agent predicted the Miami Marlins' All-Star catcher would be with another team by spring training.He was right.Realmuto was traded Thursday to the Philadelphia Phillies for catcher Jorge Alfaro, two pitching prospects and international signing bonus pool allocation.Along with Alfaro, the Marlins acquired highly regarded pitchers Sixto ...

Florida State, Miami try to flip narrative on signing day

Sports 02/06/19, 17:59

Florida State and Miami were hoping signing day could help put to the negativity of 2018 to rest and provide a push toward better times.Coming off a 5-7 record in their first season under coach Willie Taggart, the Seminoles landed a top 20 class but struck out on a much-needed ...

Feds to investigate billionaire Epstein’s sex plea deal

U.S. 02/06/19, 17:47

The Justice Department has opened an investigation into federal prosecutors' handling of a plea deal in which a wealthy, politically connected financier avoided potentially severe penalties for sexually abusing teenage girls in favor of a relatively light state conviction in Florida. The department's Office of Professional Responsibility wrote in a letter ...

Harris goes to Philadelphia, Davis remains in trade limbo

Sports 02/06/19, 17:34

Anthony Davis is still a member of the New Orleans Pelicans.By 3 p.m. Thursday, that may change.Davis remained in place Wednesday, though the run-up to the NBA's annual trade deadline picked up steam in plenty of other locales around the league. The first notable deal of Trade Deadline Eve got ...

Update: Miami snags 4-star CB from Alabama from Tide

Sports 02/06/19, 10:19

The Latest on national signing day (all times Eastern):10:15 a.m.Alabama already has the No. 1 recruiting class in the country locked up so losing a four-star or two on signing day is no reason to worry about the Crimson Tide. After having defensive end Khris Bogle flip from Alabama to ...

Curtis Granderson agrees to minor league deal with Marlins

Baseball 02/05/19, 12:57

Outfielder Curtis Granderson has agreed to a minor league contract with the Miami Marlins and will report to big league spring training.If added to the 40-man roster, he would get a one-year contract that pays $1.75 million while in the major leagues and have the chance to earn $250,000 in ...

Heat say they’ll retire Chris Bosh’s jersey March 26

Basketball 02/04/19, 17:33

Chris Bosh, who had arguably the biggest rebound and assist in Miami Heat history, will have his No. 1 jersey retired by the franchise on March 26.The Heat made the announcement Monday.Bosh played parts of six seasons in Miami, before his career was cut short by recurring issues with blood ...

Crazy intro over, Pens newcomers McCann, Bjugstad settle in

Hockey 02/04/19, 16:18

It wasn't the hastily arranged private plane ride from Miami to Pittsburgh. Or the police escort from the airport to PPG Paints Arena. It wasn't the sight of a black-and-gold jersey with his name on the back hanging in the Pittsburgh Penguins' locker room. It wasn't even racing to the ...

Reeling Heat now hitting road for toughest stretch of season

Basketball 02/04/19, 12:07

Dwyane Wade has missed the playoffs only twice in his career, and the Miami Heat aren't exactly looking like a sure bet to get him one more trip to the postseason before retirement.And a struggling team has no relief in sight, either.The Heat play their next six contests on the ...

Dolphins expected to introduce Brian Flores of Pats as coach

Sports 02/04/19, 09:57

Hours after his team won the Super Bowl, New England Patriots linebackers coach Brian Flores was expected in South Florida to seal a deal and become the Miami Dolphins' head coach.The Dolphins called a news conference for Monday for the anticipated introduction of the man who helped the Patriots shut ...

Here’s what Florida’s most popular Airbnb is like

U.S. 02/03/19, 00:05

Behind a discreet one-story, white textured house in Biscayne Park sits the most popular Airbnb rental in all of Florida.Paola Ugolini has lived in the 1920s house with her family for 17 years. Originally she imagined her backyard cottage as a place for her relatives from Europe to stay when ...

Pence in Florida: Time to end Maduro regime in Venezuela

America 02/01/19, 15:50

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence has told a crowd in Florida that it is time to take action to end the socialist regime of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. Pence told Venezuelans in Miami that Washington was working toward a "peaceful transition" so opposition leader Juan Guaido rises to power, but he ...

Courts turn away hundreds of immigrants, blame shutdown

U.S. 01/31/19, 16:20

The already backlogged immigration courts faced more hurdles Thursday when hundreds of immigrants arrived with government-issued notices to appear in court for hearings that were never scheduled.U.S. immigration officials blamed the government shutdown and the extreme winter weather for the confusion about immigration court hearings. The part of the Justice ...

Peruvian emigre gives US voice to Venezuela hard-liners

Entertainment 01/31/19, 12:52

An emigre who once fled a right-wing strongman in Peru has made his U.S.-based television program a forum for hardline opponents of Venezuela's leftist President Nicolas Maduro — including some who are quite ready for the shedding of blood."I am a conspirator in favor of freedom," Jaime Bayly says.Bayly's news ...

Alexander-Walker leads No. 12 Virginia Tech past Miami 82-70

Basketball 01/30/19, 22:45

Virginia Tech star guard Justin Robinson sat at the end of the bench with his left foot in a boot as the final seconds ticked off the clock, which tempered the Hokies' swagger following a resounding road win.Nickeil Alexander-Walker tied a season high with 25 points and added a highlight-reel ...

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