Miami

  • Plane crash-lands on US beach, kills man 2 days ago

    Miami: A small plane crash-landed on a beach in the US state of Florida on Sunday, killing a father and critically injuring his young daughter, authorities said on Sunday. The mid-afternoon incident in Venice involved a 1972 Piper Cherokee aircraft and neither the pilot nor his passenger was hurt, Wendy Rose...
  • Spurs beat Heat 104-87 in Game 5 to win NBA title June 16, 2014

    Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker, the winningest trio in NBA postseason history, shared hugs. Players wrapped themselves in flags from around world, a reminder that the San Antonio Spurs look far beyond the border to build champions, as confetti fell from above. Painfully denied 12 months ago by the Miami...
  • Beckham in Miami to pursue soccer stadium deal May 8, 2014

    Miami: Retired English soccer captain David Beckham lobbied Miami lawmakers on Wednesday to approve his proposed 25,000-seat soccer stadium on the city's prized bayfront real estate. Beckham, wearing a tailored dark suit, went door-to-door in Miami-Dade lawmakers' offices in downtown Miami throughout the morning and afternoon, meeting with commissioners and posing...
  • Nadal, Djokovic rivalry not trendy but enduring March 31, 2014

    Miami: While Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal may be the most trendy rivalry in men's tennis, the most enduring may be top ranked Nadal and Novak Djokovic, who clashed for the 40th time on Sunday in the final of the Sony Open. Any final featuring the world's two top ranked players...
  • Martina Hingis-Sabine Lisicki win Miami doubles title March 31, 2014

    Miami: Martina Hingis made a winning return when the Swiss player and German partner Sabine Lisicki claimed the Sony Open doubles title on Sunday with a 4-6 6-4 10-5 over Russian duo Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina. The title was the 33-year-old Hingis's first since winning the doubles in Doha in...
  • Novak Djokovic shuts down Nadal, wins his 4th title in Miami March 31, 2014

    Miami: Serbian Novak Djokovic on Sunday won his fourth Masters 1,000 in Key Biscayne, defeating Spain's Rafael Nadal with a double 6-3 result in the final of the Sony Open. Djokovic aggressively put away the Spaniard - who is now 0-4 in his attempts to win at Key Biscayne - in...
  • Miami left devastated by Djokovic, Nadal walkovers March 29, 2014

    The Sony Open, one of tennis's most prestigious events, was left devastated when both men's semi-finals ended in walkovers on Friday sending world number one Rafa Nadal and number two Novak Djokovic through to the final without hitting a ball. Three-time champion Djokovic was first gifted a spot in Sunday's final...
  • Berdych, Nishikori withdrawals shake up Miami Masters March 29, 2014

    Miami: World number one Rafa Nadal and number two Novak Djokovic advanced to the final of the Sony Open in shocking fashion, receiving walkovers after their opponents pulled out of the tournament within hours of each other on Friday. Djokovic was first gifted a spot in Sunday's final when Japan's Kei...
  • Rafa Nadal scrapes past Raonic to reach Miami semis March 28, 2014

    Miami: World number one Rafa Nadal took another step towards a first Miami title by out-slugging big-hitting Canadian Milos Raonic 4-6 6-2 6-4 on Thursday to reach the semi-finals of the Sony Open. Nadal, a three-time runner-up on the Miami hardcourts, will play seventh seed Tomas Berdych for a place in...
  • Berdych downs Dolgopolov to reach Miami semis March 28, 2014

    Miami: Czech seventh seed Tomas Berdych eased into the semi-finals of the Sony Open for the third time on Thursday, taming Ukraine's Alexandr Dolgopolov 6-4 7-6 (7-3). Berdych quietly worked his way into the last four without dropping a set in Miami, where he awaits the winner Thursday's later match between...
  • Serena beats Sharapova to reach ninth Miami final March 28, 2014

    Miami: World number one Serena Williams continued her decade-long domination over Maria Sharapova with a clinical 6-4 6-3 win on Thursday to reach her ninth Sony Open final. The rematch of last year's final produced the same result as Williams, a six-time winner on the Miami hardcourts, ran her winning...
  • Li Na cruises past Wozniacki in Miami, enters semis March 27, 2014

    Miami: World number two Li Na powered her way past 11th seed Caroline Wozniacki 7-5 7-5 and into the semi-finals of the Sony Open on Wednesday, setting up another rematch of the Australian Open final against Slovakia's Dominika Cibulkova. Li did not play a match until the third round after receiving...
  • Djokovic ends Murray's reign to reach Miami semis March 27, 2014

    Miami: World number two Novak Djokovic ended Andy Murray's reign as Sony Open champion on Wednesday easing past the sixth seeded Briton 7-5 6-3 to advance to the Miami semi-finals. For Djokovic, a three-time winner on the Miami hardcourts, the victory was a small measure of revenge as the rivals clashed...
  • Serena wins as Sony Open locked down by bomb scare March 26, 2014

    Miami: Defending champion Serena Williams closed in on a seventh Sony Open title with a 6-2, 6-2 quarter-final demolition of German Angelique Kerber on Tuesday, a win that came as the Crandon Park tennis facility was locked down due to a bomb scare. Williams' win sets up a semi-final rematch of...
  • Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic dominate in Miami March 22, 2014

    After a year's absence, fifth seeded Roger Federer celebrated his return to the Miami hardcourts with a clinical 6-4 7-6(4) second round win over towering Ivo Karlovic on Friday. World number two Novak Djokovic, a three-time winner in Miami, launched his bid for a fourth title in impressive fashion, dispatching...
  • Novak Djokovic will be without coach Boris Becker in Miami March 21, 2014

    Miami: Andy Murray will not be the only top seed at the Sony Open without a trusted coach by his side as Novak Djokovic said on Thursday that Boris Becker will miss Miami to undergo double hip surgery. "He has surgery of both hips today and tomorrow, so that's unfortunate. He...
  • Del Potro withdraws from Miami with wrist injury March 20, 2014

    Miami: World number eight Juan Martin del Potro has withdrawn from the Sony Open due to a nagging wrist injury, the ATP Tour said on Wednesday. The injury also forced the 25-year-old Argentine to pull out of the BNP Paribas Open two weeks ago at Indian Wells. In six visits to the...
  • Police: Justin Bieber claimed foot fracture in Florida March 19, 2014

    Miami: Justin Bieber claimed after a shaky sobriety test in Florida that he was suffering from a hairline fracture in his right foot and made condescending comments to officers, according to a Miami Beach police document released Tuesday. The police summary of Bieber's performance on various sobriety tests following his Jan....
  • Serena savours home-court advantage at Sony Open March 19, 2014

    Miami: Serena Williams is a daunting opponent no matter the surface or tournament, but at the Sony Open played near the comforts of her Miami home she has practically set up a second residence in the winner's circle. Williams, who lives an hour's drive from the Tennis Center at Crandon Park,...
  • Rafa Nadal, Roger Federer bring box-office boost to Miami March 18, 2014

    Miami: After missing last year's Sony Open, both world number one Rafa Nadal and 17-times grand slam winner Roger Federer return to South Beach this week along with their box office punch. There will be no shortage of tennis glitterati around Miami for the next fortnight with 19 of the top...
  • Justin Bieber police video may be released, minus genitalia: Judge March 5, 2014

    A judge on Tuesday ruled that video images of a partially-clad Justin Bieber while the pop singer was in police custody in Florida can be released, but only after blocking out his genitals. The video clips included Bieber providing a urine sample for a drug test following his arrest by police...
  • Daughter's snarky Facebook post costs father $80,000 March 4, 2014

    Washington: A US girl's snarky Facebook post has cost her father $80,000 he had won in a legal settlement. Patrick Snay, 69, a former headmaster of Gulliver Preparatory School in Florida was set to receive the amount after settling a 2011 age discrimination suit with the school he once headed. However,...
  • MLS says no bending for Beckham in bid for Miami team December 4, 2013

    Miami: Major League Soccer would love to see a new franchise in Miami backed by David Beckham but there will not be a new team in South Beach until a stadium deal is in place, commissioner Don Garber said on Tuesday. Garber repeatedly emphasized that MLS is keen to work with...
  • Scientists invent new sunglasses that power your cell phone November 17, 2013

    What can you do with your sunglasses when the Sun goes down? You can use them to charge your smartphone! An Indian designer based in the US has turned a pair of sunglasses into a smartphone charging device by adding solar panels to them. Sayalee Kaluskar's The Ray-Ban Shama Shades are part...
  • US: Plane's pilot says passenger fell into ocean November 15, 2013

    Miami: A US pilot says a passenger fell out of his small plane into the ocean off Miami. Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen says the call came on Thursday afternoon. The plane was flying at about 2,000 feet (609 metres) when the call came in, she said. Coast Guard and...
  • David Beckham back in Miami eyeing a MLS team November 14, 2013

    Retired English soccer star David Beckham toured potential stadium sites in Miami on Wednesday, signaling he is forging ahead with his interest in owning a new Major League franchise in the United States. It was the second time in five months that Beckham, a former star with Manchester United, Real...
  • David Beckham tells fans he's 'very interested' in Miami team October 31, 2013

    Miami: Retired England soccer star David Beckham told a live online Facebook (FB.O) event in London on Wednesday that he is "very interested" in launching a Major League Soccer team in Miami, appearing to confirm media reports he had chosen the Florida city over other destinations. Asked about the reports, Beckham...
  • Beckham picks Miami for MLS franchise: Source October 30, 2013

    Miami: Retired England soccer star David Beckham has chosen Miami for a new US Major League Soccer expansion team, a source familiar with the negotiations said on Tuesday. The former England captain who retired earlier this year after stints with Manchester United, Real Madrid and the MLS club LA Galaxy, had...
  • Gunman kills six; shot to death by police July 27, 2013

    A gunman holding hostages inside a South Florida apartment complex killed six people before being shot to death by a SWAT team that stormed the building early Saturday following an hours-long standoff, police said. Sgt. Eddie Rodriguez told The Associated Press that police got a call around 6:30 p.m. Friday that...
  • NBA star Chris Bosh in India to promote basketball July 17, 2013

    Bosh, one of the leading players of Miami Heat, is in Mumbai, looking for ways and means to promote the game in India. ...