| May 1, 2014
| 12:24 PM
An effort to require sports teams vying for taxpayer money for stadium projects to face more competition and scrutiny stalled, then advanced Thursday afternoon in the Florida Senate.
After more than 30 minutes of debate, the bill was temporarily...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 7:49 AM
TALLAHASSEE – Gov. Rick Scott signed a bill Friday that could provide an taxpayer infusion for Orlando's planned soccer stadium and other sports stadium projects statewide.
The bill, HB 7095, passed the Florida Legislature on the last day of...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 10:44 AM
TALLAHASSEE – The Florida House on Friday passed a plan to force future sports stadium projects to jockey against each other when they come to the Legislature seeking taxpayer subsidies.
The bill, HB 7095, has immediate ramifications for $600...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 3:01 PM
A bit of advice for Broward County officials who may be trying to lure David Beckham and his proposed 20,000-seat soccer stadium:
Be wary. And look before you leap.
Yes, Beckham is very charming, and there's been a spike in the sport since the World...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 8:23 AM
Major League Soccer on Wednesday confirmed that David Beckham has exercised his option for an MLS expansion team to play in Miami.
MLS Commissioner Don Garber made the announcement at a news conference Wednesday at downtown Miami's museum plaza. Beckham...
| May 31, 2014
| 4:39 PM
Ten of the 23 players selected to the U.S. World Cup team play their club games in Major League Soccer, the league that stands as the legacy of the 1994 tournament, the only World Cup played in this country. So who are the most decorated MLS vets to...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Yes, there is lots of soccer enthusiasm because of the World Cup.
And yes, David Beckham is charming.
But a word to Broward public officials: wary. Be wary of going all in to lure Beckham to the county as home for his new soccer stadium.
| Jul 18, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Thursday's inaugural Kids' Choice Sports Awards, Nickelodeon's spin-off of the annual Kids' Choice Awards, went about just as well as an event for children could. Hosted by "Live! with Kelly and Michael" host and former New York Giant Michael Strahan, the...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 1:33 PM
Fair deals: The 2014 OC Fair, with the theme "Summer Starts Here," opens Friday at 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa. Here's your one-stop savings guide, so you can keep more money to spend on a Krispy Kreme triple cheeseburger. (Yep, it's a thing —...
| Apr 12, 2014
| 12:46 PM
Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber has been diagnosed with prostate cancer, the league announced Saturday.
Garber, 56, who has led MLS for 15 years, has undergone a series of comprehensive tests and doctors say the cancer has not spread. Garber...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 3:03 PM
TALLAHASSEE -- House Speaker Will Weatherford said Thursday he didn't support a plan that could allow Orlando's professional soccer backers secure state tax dollars for a future stadium as soon as this summer.
Both the House and Senate are nearing floor...