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November 15, 2012
Writers from around the Tribune Co. will discuss Major League Baseball's presence in South Florida. Check back throughout the day for more responses and join the conversation by leaving a comment of your own. Bill Shaikin, Los Angeles Times That should have been the question a few years ago, before baseball strong-armed South Florida politicians into picking up most of the tab for the Marlins' new ballpark. The idea that baseball would pull the plug now is the kind of lunacy that would lead to lawsuits and federal investigations -- oh, right, the ballpark financing already is under investigation, because the Marlins lied to secure it. They told local authorities the team was losing money, but documents revealed after the ballpark deal was signed showed the team was making money.
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March 26, 2014 | By Chris Dufresne
It never pays to lie, especially on your resume. Former Georgia Tech football coach George O'Leary found out years ago when he lost the Notre Dame job for fudging his credentials. Manhattan basketball Coach Steve Masiello found out this week when he lost the head coaching job at South Florida after it was revealed he erroneously stated on his resume that he had graduated from the University of Kentucky. The bio in Manhattan's media guide stated Masiello graduated in 2000 with a degree in communications.
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SPORTS
December 18, 2013 | By Kevin Baxter
There were a lot of losers in this month's World Cup draw. The U.S., for example, which was drawn into a Group of Death with Germany, Ghana and Portugal. And England, which was matched with Italy, Chile and Uruguay. But there was also a big winner: South Florida. Once the major European powers got a look at where and when they would be playing in next summer's tournament in Brazil, they began looking for training bases with both world-class facilities as well as the kind of oppressive heat and humidity they're likely to find in South America.
NEWS
February 26, 2014 | By Mary Forgione, Daily Deal and Travel Blogger
A Cuban man last week windsurfed his way from the Caribbean island nation to Florida, media reports said, becoming the first Cuban windsurfer to make the 100-mile crossing in two decades. Henry Vergara Negrin, 24, and two friends left Jibacoa, Cuba , not far from Havana. He reached land at the tony Waldorf-Astoria Reach Resort in Key West, Fla. During the 9 1/2-hour trip, he crossed the straits known for "sharks, difficult currents and sudden squalls. " After four hours or so he lost sight of his windsurfing buddies, a Reuters story said.
SPORTS
September 9, 2012 | Wire reports
South Florida 32, at Nevada 31: B.J. Daniels threw for 363 yards and three touchdowns, including a 56-yard scoring pass to Andre Davis with 38 seconds left in the game, to help the Bulls (2-0) come from behind to beat the Wolf Pack (1-1) at Reno. Daniels also threw a 51-yard touchdown pass to Davis, who finished with 12 catches for 191 yards, and a 52-yard score to Chris Dunkley with 2:37 remaining for South Florida (2-0), which trailed 21-6 in the opening quarter. Cody Fajardo passed for 271 yards and a touchdown and ran for 134 yards and two scores for Nevada (1-1)
SPORTS
May 13, 1994
Stephanie Wichmann of Capistrano Valley has signed a letter of intent to play volleyball for South Florida. Wichmann was a two-year starter for the Cougars and earned All-South Coast League honors both seasons.
SPORTS
March 10, 2001 | Times Wire Services
South Florida Athletic Director Paul Griffin has resigned amid allegations of racism in the women's program and attempts to cover it up. The university is facing lawsuits charging discrimination by former women's coach Jerry Ann Winters. Last year, Dione Smith became the first of eight players to sue, claiming black players were segregated, demeaned and denied equal treatment while the university did nothing about it.
SPORTS
January 3, 1988 | United Press International
Bobby Paschal folds his arms across his chest and watches. The University of South Florida is being beaten soundly by Southern Methodist. But Paschal, the Bulls' second-year coach, wraps his emotions inside his sports jacket. Public stoicism masks private seething. Paschal had spent eight seasons at Southwestern Louisiana, where he enjoyed a .643 winning percentage and five postseason appearances. He moved on to the Sun Belt Conference and proceeded to lose 26 of his first 35 games.
SPORTS
March 26, 2014 | By Chris Dufresne
It never pays to lie, especially on your resume. Former Georgia Tech football coach George O'Leary found out years ago when he lost the Notre Dame job for fudging his credentials. Manhattan basketball Coach Steve Masiello found out this week when he lost the head coaching job at South Florida after it was revealed he erroneously stated on his resume that he had graduated from the University of Kentucky. The bio in Manhattan's media guide stated Masiello graduated in 2000 with a degree in communications.
NATIONAL
March 27, 2010 | By Peter Franceschina and Jon Burstein
Ever since Al Capone bought a mansion on Miami's Palm Island in 1928, South Florida has been a destination for organized-crime figures who want to relax and do a little business. The rackets have evolved over the years -- loan-sharking, extortion and gambling have largely given way to stock scams, money-laundering and white-collar fraud. And the gangsters of yore have been joined by rivals from Russia, Israel and South America. But the culture of greed and violence has remained constant.
NEWS
February 21, 2014 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Deal and Travel Blogger
Spring break is right around the corner, and the most popular U.S. destinations for 2014 are clustered in Florida and the West, according to online travel booking site Travelocity . The rankings show South Florida as first and the Orlando area as second when it comes to hot places for students and families to visit between March 1 and April 15. The rest are: 3. Phoenix area 4. Fort Myers, Fla. 5. Las Vegas 6. Cancun,...
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February 15, 2014 | By David Fleshler
BOCA RATON, Fla. - Paddling down the Intracoastal Waterway in southern Florida, Russell Fields noticed what appeared to be a large palm leaf floating near shore. The leaf began moving toward him. A few feet from his paddleboard, a reptilian head filled with teeth emerged from the water. Fields slapped the water with his paddle, and the head stayed there for a moment and then submerged. Fields' encounter with a 10-foot American crocodile in Boca Raton has become a more common experience in Broward and Palm Beach counties, as these light gray cousins of alligators reclaim their historic range.
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January 28, 2014 | By David Zucchino
For decades, relatives of some boys dispatched to the notorious Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys have struggled to find out what became of them after they went missing amid reports of beatings, torture and sexual assaults at the reform school in Marianna, Fla. On Tuesday, researchers and forensic anthropologists moved a step closer to providing answers. The remains of 55 people have been uncovered on school grounds, University of South Florida researchers announced - five more than previous field work had indicated and 24 more than listed in school records.
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December 24, 2013 | By Richard A. Serrano
WASHINGTON -- A bank robbery suspect from South Florida was arrested by FBI agents after a string of approximately 20 heists along the Eastern Seaboard, authorities announced Tuesday. Officials said Luis A. Alomar, 37, was arrested about 2:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Long Island suburb of Medford, N.Y. He was being held on state and federal charges in connection with the robberies, which began in August. Agents said Alomar used firearms or threatening notes to carry out the crimes. They also said the short, stocky and bald suspect wore a “heavy puffy jacket” or a large brown cowboy hat to hide his appearance during the robberies.  FBI officials in New York said they were still sorting out which jurisdiction would prosecute Alomar, and he was not immediately taken before a judge to enter a plea.
SPORTS
December 18, 2013 | By Kevin Baxter
There were a lot of losers in this month's World Cup draw. The U.S., for example, which was drawn into a Group of Death with Germany, Ghana and Portugal. And England, which was matched with Italy, Chile and Uruguay. But there was also a big winner: South Florida. Once the major European powers got a look at where and when they would be playing in next summer's tournament in Brazil, they began looking for training bases with both world-class facilities as well as the kind of oppressive heat and humidity they're likely to find in South America.
SPORTS
November 19, 2013 | By Kevin Baxter
A fierce topic of debate at the last World Cup centered on how good a soccer player LeBron James would have been. We'll never know the answer to that question, of course. But we may soon find out how good a soccer owner he can be after the Miami Heat forward confirmed he is in talks with former Galaxy midfielder David Beckham to bring a Major League Soccer expansion team to South Florida. "There's some interest in both sides," James told reporters Monday. "David has become a good friend of mine over the last few years and I think it would be great for this city to have a football club.
NEWS
August 27, 2013 | By Mary Forgione, Daily Deal and Travel Blogger
American Airlines will begin nonstop service from LAX to Palm Beach County, Fla.,  in November, giving Southern Californians  a new daily nonstop route to South Florida. The service is convenient for travelers going to West Palm Beach, Lake Worth, Boca Raton and even Fort Lauderdale, an hour south. Starting Nov. 21, American will operate a red-eye flight that leaves Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) at 12:05 a.m. and arrives at Palm Beach International Airport (PBI)
SPORTS
November 29, 2009
No. 19 Miami 31, at South Florida 10: Javarris James rushed for two touchdowns, Jacory Harris threw for two more, and the Hurricanes took a big early lead on the way to beating the Bulls. Dedrick Epps and Leonard Hankerson caught touchdown passes for Miami (9-3), which ran out to a 21-3 halftime lead and capped its first nine-win regular season since 2005. Damien Berry rushed for 114 yards and Graig Cooper had 83 more for Miami, which played without ill left tackle Jason Fox and still rolled.
BUSINESS
October 3, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
Singer-songwriter Enrique Iglesias has sold his waterfront home in the South Florida community of Bay Point for $6,722,500. The custom-built house of about 6,400 square feet features views of the Miami skyline, 100 feet of water frontage and a swimming pool. There are five bedrooms and six bathrooms. The two-story house, near South Beach, was built in 1998. Iglesias bought the lot for $640,000. Iglesias, 38, is one of the best-selling Spanish language performers of all time.
SPORTS
September 7, 2013 | Chris Dufresne
Morning No. 12 Florida (1-0) at Miami (1-0) 9 a.m., ESPN Florida's offense still runs like a clogged drain but easily avoided Kirk Herbstreit's ESPN prediction last week that Toledo would pull the upset in Gainesville. This week: Kirk predicts California will break off and fall into the Pacific. No one can say when the NCAA will finally rule on Miami, but in the meantime the Hurricanes will keep running Duke Johnson into the line of scrimmage. Eastern Michigan (1-0)
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