August 5, 2013 |
An employee deprived of a $4,000 investment - that's what started the chain of events that led to Major League Baseball's suspensions of 13 players, including three-time most valuable player Alex Rodriguez. Rodriguez, whose career accomplishments would otherwise make him a lock for the Hall of Fame, was suspended Monday for the remainder of this season and all of 2014. That suspension is set to take effect Thursday. Rodriguez has said he will appeal, and he would be allowed to play during that process.
June 7, 2013 |
Bud Selig, baseball's commissioner, declared the game's steroid era "clearly a thing of the past" and the use of banned performance-enhancing substances "virtually nonexistent. " It was January 2010, and former home run champion Mark McGwire had just come clean about his use of PEDs during his career. Selig's statements have now proven premature. Major League Baseball is investigating allegations that the owner of a shuttered South Florida wellness clinic distributed steroids, synthetic testosterone and human growth hormone to as many as 20 major league players, making it potentially the worst single drug-abuse case in U.S. sports history.
May 18, 2013 |
Dwyane Wade, the Heat superstar who is trying to help Miami win a second consecutive NBA championship this spring, surprised a Miami teenager when he showed up unexpectedly at her senior prom on Friday night. Nicole Muxo made a YouTube video last month inviting Wade to be her date at the Archbishop Coleman Carroll High prom. She got no reply, though. Then Wade showed up at the La Jolla Ballroom in Coral Gables, Fla., on Friday night with roses in hand, much to the surprise of Muxo and her classmates.
July 15, 2005 |
Three American teenagers won the National Geographic World Championship in Budapest, Hungary, the fourth consecutive U.S. victory in the test of geography knowledge. Andrew Wojtanik, 15, of Overland Park, Kan.; Karan Takhar, 14, of North Attleboro, Mass.; and Jesse Weinberg, 14, of Coral Gables, Fla., teamed up for the latest U.S. victory.
April 8, 2004 |
Normally, the Sunset Strip is the venue of choice for trendy restaurants and clubs. But lo and behold, a serious restaurant has just opened there in the new Sunset Millennium Plaza. And instead of hype, we have someone who can deliver: Florida chef Norman Van Aken, of Norman's in Coral Gables. He is, in fact, the first top-level chef from outside California to open a restaurant here in at least a decade. Some new blood can only be positive for the L.A. food scene.
December 15, 2002
"Florida's Treasure Islands" (Dec. 1) was delightful. I grew up in Coral Gables, Fla., during the '50s and '60s, and my family visited Sanibel and Captiva islands before a bridge from the mainland existed. We were ferried over. Then Sanibel had one plain motel, an even plainer wood general store, lots of sand -- and tons of shells. Ted Nicholas Indian Wells, Calif.