David Beckham secures key land deal for delayed launch of Miami soccer franchise
More than four years after he started scouting potential homes for a team, David Beckham will soon have the piece of land he needs. Miami-Dade County Commissioners approved a deal Tuesday to sell three acres of county land to Beckham's group for a 25,000-seat stadium, opening the door to an untapped soccer-hungry market.
A life in pictures: the José Fernández family album (1992-2016)
The Miami Marlins pitcher lived life to the full, from childhood in Cuba to Major League stardom in Miami, as seen in these photos provided to Univision by his family for the documentary about his life 'JDF16.' Scenes from his baby and early teen years in Santa Clara, Cuba, high school in Tampa, fishing in Miami and visiting family in Cuba.
JDF 16: Univision to release documentary on the life of Marlins pitcher José Fernández.
An intimate portrait of a young pitcher who risked his life to flee Cuba by boat on a quest to play baseball in the Big Leagues.
U.S., Mexico and Canada make ‘historic’ joint bid for 2026 World Cup
CONCACAF has not hosted the World Cup since the tournament was played at nine U.S. venues in 1994, and the region appears to be the leading contender for 2026, when soccer's premier event expands from 32 nations to 48.
In photos: the investigation into the boating accident that killed Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission released these images of the boat after concluding an investigation into the accident last September that claimed the life of Fernandez and two other young men, Emilio Macias and Eduardo Rivero. The report concluded that Fernandez was driving the boat and was impaired by alcohol and cocaine in his system.
Investigation finds Miami Marlins baseball star Jose Fernandez to blame for boat crash
The pitcher was legally drunk and behind the wheel at the moment of impact, according to investigation report.
Jose Fernandez's mother, girlfriend to jointly administer his estate
A Miami judge agreed to a petition filed jointly by the two women for the estate of the baseball star who died last September in a boating accident
The airline that footballers trusted with their lives
Ricardo Albacete opened his air transport company in Venezuela, but when things didn't go well he sought the support of the controversial Panamanian lawfirm Mossack Fonseca. He is also associated with a blacklisted Chinese businessman.
Seattle's Panamanian hero steps up to notch decisive penalty
Roman Torres, the giant Seattle Sounders defender from Panama City, delivers his team their first ever Major League Soccer title. Cuban-born Osvaldo Alonso also plays captain's role.
Cuba's baseball exodus
How Fidel Castro's plan to save Cuban baseball unraveled. The once mighty amateur baseball champions have lost much of their talent in recent years to U.S. Major League Baseball. Now the Cuban government is in discussions with MLB to stop the desertions. But will a Trump presidency make that more difficult?
Jurgen Klinsmann, a lone revolutionary in conservative U.S. soccer culture
Klinsmann was a foreigner in an American soccer culture which has very thin skin when it comes to critical outsiders. He upset the league and those who had worked to build it from its shaky foundations to where it is now.
The curse of Columbus is over
The American fans will no longer chant ‘Dos a Cero’. The mystique that surrounds playing at the 25,000 venue in Columbus has been lifted after Mexico prevailed on US soil in a World Cup qualifier for the first time since 1972.
Home field advantage? Friday's U.S.A. vs Mexico clash is being played on Trump turf.
Team Mexico doesn't like playing in Ohio where Mexican fans are hard to come by. A scoreline jinx that has seen USA grab a 2-0 win in the past four meetings dating back 15 years. Then there's the shadow of Donald Trump's election sweep of the rust belt.
The true origin of the soccer rivalry between the United States and Mexico
At the end of 1980 ‘Team USA’ defeated ‘Tri’ for the first time in almost fifty years. Footage from this match was presumably hidden by the Mexican Federation, but after more than three decades these images are revealed here.
Marlins pitcher Jose Fernández was drunk and had cocaine in his blood when he died
A Miami medical examiner found the Cuban American baseball star had taken cocaine and had nearly twice the legal limit of alcohol in his blood when his boat crashed