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Swimmer Ryan Lochte suspended until July 2019 for use of IV

Jul. 23, 2018 12:46 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Ryan Lochte posted a photo for the world to see, and the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency noticed. It got him suspended — again. The longtime U.S. swimming star has been banned from competition until July 2019, which means the 12-time Olympic medalist cannot compete as planned in...

After delays, former Iraqi translator will be US citizen

Jul. 23, 2018 12:42 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — More than a year after a former interpreter for U.S. military forces in Iraq was pulled out of a U.S. citizenship ceremony without explanation, he's about to be naturalized. Haeder Al Anbki said Monday he was notified over the weekend that he could participate in a naturalization...

Formula One says no Miami race before 2020

Jul. 23, 2018 12:20 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Formula One says any plan for a new race in Miami won't happen until at least 2020. Formula One and Miami officials hoped to stage the race in 2019 but F1 officials announced Monday that negotiations have taken too long to get the race on next year's calendar. Sean Bratches, F1's managing...

US Anti-Doping Agency suspends swimmer Ryan Lochte until July 2019 for rule violation

Jul. 23, 2018 12:04 PM EDT
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — US Anti-Doping Agency suspends swimmer Ryan Lochte until July 2019 for rule violation.

Police: 1 injured in building collapse on Miami Beach

Jul. 23, 2018 11:52 AM EDT

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Police say a 12-story building on Miami Beach that was slated to be torn down has collapsed, injuring one person. Miami Beach police officials tweeted that the victim was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami on Monday morning. A condition report wasn't immediately available....

Gala opens countdown to 50th anniversary of 1st moon landing

Jul. 23, 2018 9:19 AM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Former NASA astronaut Buzz Aldrin was noticeably absent from a gala kicking off a yearlong celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing, even though his nonprofit space education foundation is a sponsor and he typically is the star attraction. Aldrin said he...

Marlins' Brian Anderson emerges among MLB's top rookies

Jul. 23, 2018 2:05 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The rebuilding Miami Marlins may have found their third baseman of the future. Or their right fielder. It's the same player: Brian Anderson, who has blossomed into a contender for NL rookie of the year in his first full major league season. Anderson began the week batting .282 with eight home...

Mets-Yankees game postponed by rain, to be made up Aug. 13

Jul. 22, 2018 11:01 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The last round of this year's Subway Series has been delayed. The season finale between the New York Mets and New York Yankees was postponed because of rain Sunday night and will be made up on Aug. 13 at 7:05 p.m., previously an off day for both teams. The Yankees will be in the middle of a...

Robertson hits slam in 9th, Rays beat Marlins 6-4

Jul. 22, 2018 6:59 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Daniel Robertson was slumping at the plate and out of the starting lineup. One big swing off the bench made him feel a lot better. Robertson connected for a game-ending grand slam, lifting the Tampa Bay Rays to a 6-4 victory over the Miami Marlins on Sunday. "He made us look...

Husband of celebrity chef Paula Deen wins Hemingway contest

Jul. 22, 2018 6:49 PM EDT

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — After eight previous tries, the husband of celebrity chef Paula Deen has won the Hemingway Look-Alike Contest held in the city where writer Ernest Hemingway lived and wrote during the 1930s. Michael Groover won the contest held on Saturday at Sloppy Joe's Bar, which is where the...