Argentina's Lionel Messi waves after receiving the Golden Ball award for best player of the tournament at the end of the World Cup in December in Lusail, Qatar. Lionel Messi says he is coming to Inter Miami and joining Major League Soccer.
The World Cup star joins a franchise that has been led by another global soccer icon in David Beckham since its inception but has yet to make any real splashes on the field.
The team has lost two pitchers to inflammation in as many days as it scrambles to find arms to cover its rotation and bullpen.
A South Florida jury agreed that the former Florida State wide receiver acted in self-defense when he fatally shot one man and injured another.
That’s a takeaway from an annual recruiting metric. We have some thoughts on what it’s telling us.


  1. Former Florida State football player Travis Rudolph reacts after a jury acquitted him of all charges in a fatal 2021 shooting Wednesday in the Palm Beach County Courthouse in downtown West Palm Beach.
  2. Argentina's Lionel Messi waves after receiving the Golden Ball award for best player of the tournament at the end of the World Cup in December in Lusail, Qatar. Lionel Messi says he is coming to Inter Miami and joining Major League Soccer.
  3. Right-handed reliever Calvin Faucher was placed on the 15-day injured list Wednesday with what the team called “right elbow inflammation.”
  4. Can the Florida State Seminoles bring a football national title to FSU this year? Probably not, according to one metric.
  5. Earl "Tony" Joiner, a former Florida Gators football captain, pleaded no contest to second-degree murder with a firearm.
  6. While USF athletic director Michael Kelly acknowledges the Bulls still have "a lot of athletic things that we have to meet," he says their resume for a possible Power Five invitation has been enhanced by the school's brand-new membership in one of the nation's most elite academic associations.
  7. Rays right fielder Luke Raley (55) watches left fielder Randy Arozarena (56) at bat after hitting a triple in the fourth inning of Tuesday night's 7-0 rout of the Twins.
  8. Rays relief pitcher Josh Fleming is headed to the injured list after an MRI revealed he has a cartilage build-up on the bone, and inflammation.
  9. Bucs offensive tackle Tristan Wirfs (78) speaks to the media at the conclusion of organized team activities Tuesday at AdventHealth Training Center in Tampa.
  10. Bucs linebacker Joe Tryon-Shoyinka (9) and left tackle Tristan Wirfs (78) share a light moment following Tuesday's voluntary workout at AdventHealth Training Center in Tampa.
  11. Signage for LIV Golf is displayed during the pro-am round of the 2022 Bedminster Invitational LIV Golf tournament in Bedminster, New Jersey. The most disruptive year in golf ended Tuesday, when the PGA Tour and European tour agreed to a merger with Saudi Arabia's golf interests.
  12. Bucs quarterbacks Kyle Trask (2), Baker Mayfield (6) and John Wolford (11) will battle in training camp for the starting job. Contrary to social media hysteria, a bad throw during an informal workout in June does not mean the Bucs are doomed.
  13. Brothers Nathaniel, left, at age 5, and Josh Lowe, right, at age 3, are pictured during their childhood years. The two will meet as major-league opponents for the first time when Nathaniel's Texas Rangers play Josh's Rays later this week at Tropicana Field.
  14. Vegas Golden Knights center Brett Howden, left, scores on Florida Panthers goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky during the second period of Game 2 of the Stanley Cup final Monday in Las Vegas.
  15. Indianapolis Colts cornerback Isaiah Rodgers (34) covers Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen (19) during a 2020 game in Indianapolis.
  16. The Florida State softball team celebrates after beating Tennessee Monday in Oklahoma City to advance to the Women’s College World Series championship series.
  17. Rays second baseman Brandon Lowe (8) throws to first base to complete a putout during a game against the Brewers last month at Tropicana Field.
  18. Rays starting pitcher Shane McClanahan delivers a pitch during the first inning of Monday's game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park.
  19. Lightning defenseman Sean Day skates before a 2021 game against the Montreal Canadiens at Amalie Arena.
  20. Florida pitcher Ryan Slater warms up before a 2022 game against Georgia State. He He tossed five shutout innings Monday against Texas Tech as the Gators advanced to the super regionals for the first time since 2018.
  21. Bucs undrafted rookie safety Christian Izien (29) participates in organized team activities on Tuesday at AdventHealth Training Center in Tampa.
  22. Miami Heat center Bam Adebayo (13) shoots the ball while defended by Denver Nuggets forward Aaron Gordon, left, during the second half of Game 2 of the NBA Finals on Sunday night in Denver.
  23. Rays second baseman Brandon Lowe, seen here earlier this season, has ongoing issues with his back.
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