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Jeb Bush-Wayne Rothbaum group halts bid for Marlins

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A group led by former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Quogue Capital investment fund founder Wayne Rothbaum has halted its bid to buy the Miami Marlins, a person familiar with the negotiations said Wednesday.

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Rays begin road trip with beefed up bullpen

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The Rays begin a difficult 8-games-in-8 days road trip against the Yankees tonight, minus one starter, but head to New York and Houston with a stronger bullpen. After losing 5 straight games, they leave home as winners of their last two. On Thursday, Tampa Bay acquired left-handed reliever Dan Jennings from the Chicago White Sox in exchange for former first round pick Casey Gillaspie. Jennings fills the void of a dependable lefty in the bullpen. Last week, the Rays acquired…

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As trade deadline approaches, Rays already made a good move

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The Major League Baseball trading deadline ends in 10 days. During the recent past, the Tampa Bay Rays have not been in contention to be a deadline buyer for a player that would get them over the top and into the post season. Being a Tampa Bay buyer and a buyer for teams like the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees are two distinctly different things. With their financial situation, the Rays pursue transactions at the Flea Market, while…

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Deal for David Beckham’s Miami soccer stadium land gets approval

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David Beckham is a big step closer to bringing Major League Soccer back to Miami. In a 9-4 vote Tuesday, Miami-Dade County commissioners decided to allow Miami Beckham United to buy three acres of county land, the final piece in a nine-acre plot on which a 25,000-seat soccer stadium is planned. It’s a big win for the English soccer icon, who has spent four years — and counting — trying to bring Miami an expansion MLS franchise. “Miami is ready,”…

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Marlins sale still involves Who’s Who of Republican politics even without Jeb Bush

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The news began to break on Tuesday evening. Jeb Bush was reportedly no longer interested in purchasing the Miami Marlins, according to anonymous sources. Bush was yet another among the biggest names in Republican politics seeking to buy one of baseball’s worst performing teams. Others include President Trump’s family circle and a serious investor carrying the name of Romney. The Bush family has been involved with baseball for decades. George H.W. Bush was captain of the 1948 Yale baseball team…

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Jeb Bush no longer interested in buying Marlins

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Jeb Bush has dropped out of the race for the Miami Marlins. The ex-presidential candidate and former Florida governor is no longer interested in buying the Marlins and has ended his pursuit of the team, two people close to the negotiations said Tuesday. One of the people said former New York Yankees captain Derek Jeter, who had been part of Bush’s group, is still exploring a bid with other investors. The two people spoke to The Associated Press on condition…

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Tim Beckham homers twice; Rays beat Marlins 5-1

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Tim Beckham homered twice in a game for the second time in eight days, driving in four runs to lead the Tampa Bay Rays over the Miami Marlins 5-1 on Thursday night. Matt Andriese (2-1) scattered five hits, walked three and struck out eight over seven innings to match his longest outing this season. Dee Gordon hit a run-scoring single off Chih-Wei Hu in the ninth before Alex Colome got the final out for his eighth save. The Rays won…

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