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Senate bill could curb stadium projects

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Professional sports franchises would be prohibited from building or renovating stadiums on publicly owned land under a measure introduced Tuesday in the Florida Senate.

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House bill takes aim at stadium projects

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A Miami-Dade County Republican will again try to pass legislation that would prohibit sports franchises from being able to build or renovate stadiums on publicly owned land.

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Mitch Perry Report for 5.25.16 — The agony and the agony

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Tampa Bay area sports fans were hit with a double whammy of negativity on Tuesday. I also had a poor night watching people play games for profit. First of all, the Tampa Bay Lightning blew their opportunity to close out their Eastern Conference Finals series with the Pittsburgh Penguins, and face elimination tomorrow night in Pennsylvania. The Lightning played a listless game for two periods; the Penguins, playing with their season on the line, were by far the more aggressive…

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Dolphins were looking ahead before Sunday’s win over Patriots

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Even before the Miami Dolphins took the field on Sunday against the New England Patriots, they were already thinking about next year. With the Patriots’ listless performance against Miami on Sunday, they might be accused of thinking about the next two weeks. But that was not the case. New England’s uninspired play, coupled with a strange game plan, led to a 20-10 loss to the Miami Dolphins at Sun Life Stadium. Like often throughout their run of greatness, the Patriots…

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Oklahoma, Clemson took different paths to playoff

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From a protest in the spring to travel woes in the fall, Oklahoma coped with plenty of distractions on its way to the Orange Bowl. Clemson might ask for a few pointers. The top-ranked Tigers (13-0) were dealing with the suspension of three players for violating unspecified team rules as they prepared to face the No. 4 Sooners (11-1) in the national semifinal game. While none were starters, it was still an unwanted annoyance on the eve of Thursday’s contest…

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Frank Gore returns home, leads Colts over Dolphins

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The Miami Dolphins and the Indianapolis Colts have both seen better days. Both teams brought losing records into Sunday’s game at Sun Life Stadium, but it was the Colts who left with an 18-12 victory. Plenty of story lines emerged from this game. Former Miami Hurricane star Frank Gore came home to score two touchdowns for the Colts. Both quarterbacks, Matt Hasselbeck for the Colts and Ryan Tannehill for the Dolphins were injured during the game. There was one other…

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Miami Dolphins ask state for stadium funding; short on ROI, long on wishful thinking

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Four Florida sports teams have come to Tallahassee with the hope of leaving with state money to renovate and improve facilities, a process where the first step is scheduled to begin at month’s end. Each applicant – Daytona International Speedway, the Miami Dolphins, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Jacksonville Jaguars – is jostling for a slice of the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity pie, in the form of cash from the Sports Development Program. No one wants to go home empty-handed;…

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