Bye-bye, Sony. The tennis tournament on Key Biscayne has a different, slightly less commercialized name and a new sponsor. The tournament will now be known as the Miami Open Presented by Itau. Not sure what Itau is? It's one of Brazil's largest banks, naturally, which only makes sense considering ... More >>
The Sony Open Tennis tourney hits Key Biscayne in just a couple of weeks, and let's be real: It's as much about booze as it is about balls. So it's appropriate that the folks behind the big match have been hosting a series of happy hours, teaching attendees to make their signature Bombay Sapphire A ... More >>
Venus Williams didn't let a little Sjogren's Syndrome get in her way at the first women's singles match of the Sony Ericsson Open in Key Biscayne yesterday. No, no, she showed that disorder who was boss and whooped Japan's Kimiko Date-Krumm in a 77 minute-long short match (6-0, 6-3). Th ... More >>
Sony Ericcson Open But where are the peanuts and Cracker Jacks?At most sporting events you can satisfy your hunger with a few hot dogs, some peanuts and a beer.But tennis is not like most sporting events. First of all, the spectators dress and resemble the players so much that sometimes it ... More >>
From salty to sporty to sublime.
23-year-old Octavius Pruitt was shot in the head and killed while standing on a street corner. How mother witnessed the murder, and police are searching for suspects. [CBS4]Workers at Jackson Memorial have agreed to a plan that would reduce the hospital system's deficit. [WSVN]Police ... More >>
Serena Williams had to sit out the Sony Ericsson Open because of injuries, but she still played some ball while in Miami. The minority owner of the Miami Dolphins, clad in a bikini and a fingerless glove (how very Lagerfeld), threw around a football in the surfs of South Beach with some friends y ... More >>
FridayAs if five days of torture, we mean work, weren't enough, today is the opening day of the "Instruments of Torture Through the Ages" exhibit at the Freedom Tower (oh, the irony!). One look at the spiked collars, knee splitters, and genital mutilators, and you'll realize you don't have it so ... More >>
Andy Roddick is still America's best hope for men's tennis glory, but he hasn't won a Grand Slam since 2003 and hasn't won the Sony Ericsson Open since 2004. After a few disappointing years, he seems to be back to form and recently staged a comeback against Rafael Nadal to advance to th ... More >>
One man is dead and two others injured after shooters opened fire on a Miami duplex. [CBS4]Two mens' dead bodies were found in an apartment in the Hammocks. Police suspect murder-suicide. [CBS4]SportsThe lady Canes basketball team blew out Michigan in the WNIT semifinals and are headed for ... More >>
The Williams sisters absolutely love playing in the Sony Ericsson Open, and between Venus and Serena, they've won eight of the past 12 tournaments. Serena had to sit out this year's open, but Venus might keep the family tradition going.Third-seeded Venus today extended her 16-match winning s ... More >>
Some of men's tennis biggest stars are dropping like flies on Key Biscayne at this year's Sony Ericsson Open. Last year's champ, Andy Murray, went out in his first match, Novak Djokovic suffered another early defeat, and now top-seeded Roger Federer is done.The most dominant player of the past f ... More >>
Last year, Andy Murray reigned supreme at the Sony Ericsson Open in Key Biscayne. This year, he went out in the second round against some guy named Mardy Fish, who's not even ranked in the top 100 worldwide. Murray had a bye in the first round, meaning he didn't win a single match. Ouch. The ... More >>
via NikeWe in Miami like a really, really big show. As every professional sports endeavor in the city knows, if your event bores us even slightly, we have a tendency to do something else with our time. So we're sure some Sony Ericsson Open ticket holders have their fingers crossed for a cham ... More >>
A bloodied man drove to a Doral police station to let them know he'd stabbed his landlord. The victim, a neighbor, was found a live and taken to the hospital. [Herald]Michelle Spence-Jones heads back to court today for her arraignment on bribery charges. [CBS4]Requirements for the Bright Futures sch ... More >>
A downtown Miami firm allegedly helped build an $8 billion Ponzi scheme. It could have been stopped.
Local 20-year-old Lance Cpl. Nelson M. Lantigua of Miami died Tuesday in Iraq. 4,264 American troops have died there so far. [Herald]Kendrick Meek is going to qualify for Senate by petition, just because he wants to. [CBS4]City of Miami went through with the bailout for Jungle Island. [Herald]Sports ... More >>
The Williams sisters' pop isn't the first to use celebu-dad status to score a young babe.
Release the balls
The Nautica Triathlon goes for Miami-style sex appeal.
The guy who turned Crandon Park around gets canned. It makes no cents.
Ashe-Buchholz Tennis Center
She says he ordered her to sue a local resident, and then fired her. He says that's a lie. Being Key Biscayne police chief isn't the hassle-free job Michael Flaherty thought it would be.
That's what many Key Biscayne parents want to hear, but what others fear