Cris Carter's Wife Gets Into Fight With Woman During Boca Tennis Match

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Melanie Carter, wife of former Miami Dolphins and Hall of Fame wide receiver Cris Carter, apparently got head-butted Tuesday morning after fighting with another woman over a tennis match.

According to a Boca Raton Police Department incident report, Melanie was playing a doubles tennis match with a couple of other women when a line judge made a call she didn't agree with.

Things got heated. One of the women on the opposing team and Melanie began to argue, and the next thing everyone knew, the two were on the ground in an all-out brawl.

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Florida Panthers Submit Another Proposal Asking for Public Money

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The Florida Panthers' quest to get money from the county continues after their first attempt was send back with extreme prejudice.

Last month, Broward County commissioners pored over the Panthers' 57-page proposal in which the team sought a hotel-tax subsidy package worth $80 million over the next 14 years. The proposal also included developing 22 acres north of the BB&T Center into a casino-hotel that the county is also supposed to pay for. But, commissioners concluded, the overall deal would seem to benefit only the Panthers.

So, the Panthers went back to the drawing board and offered another proposal on Friday. No, they haven't lowered their asking price.

See also: Florida Panthers Asking for Public Money, but Proposal Seems to Benefit Only the Team


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Miami Heat Reissues Fraudulent-Ticket Warning, Prepares Fans for Playoff Purchases

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The Miami Heat would politely like to remind you that if you choose to buy tickets from someone other than the team, you assume the risk of purchasing a fraudulent ticket, better-known as the most expensive bookmark ever. Also known as the time you cried on the American Airlines Arena stairs in front of 20,000 strangers with Channel 10's Will Manso pointing at you while laughing hysterically.

Don't be a victim! Don't let Will Manso laugh at you!

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Consumer Group Tells LeBron James: Drop McDonald's Sponsorship, Stop Enticing Kids to Eat Junk Food!

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Corporate Accountability International is asking LeBron James to end his affiliation with McDonald's as part of a campaign it is calling "Slam Junk." In an open letter to LeBron, CAI asks him to end his partnership with the fast-food titan in an attempt to set a better example for kids. CAI has also launched a petition online for those who want to show support for the campaign.

In an email, CAI writes:

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Noah Taylor Looking to Follow in His Brother Jason's Footsteps

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Dolphins fans have a great reason to pay attention to the later draft rounds this year: A familiar name may just scroll down your screen.

Noah Taylor, younger brother of Dolphins great Jason Taylor, is looking to break into the NFL next season. Taylor, 24, is competing for an invite to the Detroit NFL Super Regional Combine, which will be held April 12 and 13.

Taylor is also the younger brother of 790 The Ticket and 104.3 FM's Joy Taylor, a rising star in South Florida sports radio and a spokeswoman for the Jason Taylor Foundation.

Taylor signed with Youngstown State out of high school, but after two years of constant coaching changes and uncertainties, he opted to transfer. His high school coach, George Novak, helped him land at California (Pa.) in 2010.

"I told him I just wanted to play," Taylor said. "I'd rather get on the field. I've been waiting too long. I need to get on the field. I don't want to sit around and wait to play."

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More Than 9,000 Floridians Sign Uber Petition in Under 24 Hours

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Uber, the increasingly popular app that connects riders with drivers at the tap of a button -- an alternative to traditional taxi service -- has launched a petition on its website that residents of Florida can sign in their support of two bills moving through the state Legislature that would modernize Florida's transportation laws. In less than 24 hours, more than 9,000 Florida residents and visitors have signed the petition asking representatives to "stand up for innovation."

Uber makes calling a car easy and eliminates the frustrations of going through a taxi dispatcher, thanks to its app. Riders download the app and enter their credit card information, so billing is instantly set up. Thanks to GPS-enabled smartphones, the app allows drivers to know where riders are, even if they're unsure of the address. Riders can order a car by text, see where the closest car is, and get an estimate for how long a driver will take to arrive. Typically, a car will come in 15 minutes.

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Billionaire William Koch's Award Cut to Less Than $1 Million -- From $12 Million -- in Case of Counterfeit Wine

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Palm Beach billionaire William Koch takes his wine seriously -- very seriously. So when it came to the industrialist's attention that he had been duped into buying hundreds of thousands of dollars of fake wine, he bit back.

Koch is the slightly more private brother of billionaires David and Charles Koch, famous for their massive contributions to right-wing political causes. All of the brothers made their fortunes from oil and coal interests beginning with a company started by their father. William Koch, now 73, is founder of the Oxbow Energy group. Forbes magazine this month estimated his net worth at $3.9 billion.

See Also: In the Shadow of his Brothers' Tea Party Fame, Bill Koch Forges a Different Legacy

At a wine auction in 2005, Koch bought 24 bottles of what he believed were ultra-rare wines -- he paid $9,000 for a 1949 Chateau Lafleur, $30,000 for a 1947 Chateau Petrus, and tens of thousands of dollars more for bottles supposedly corked in the 1800s and early 1900s -- all from California businessman Eric Greenberg.

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Miami Marlins: Can You Spot If Someone Is a Marlins Player?

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Your Miami Marlins kick off the 2014 MLB season tonight when they host the Colorado Rockies at the Broward County Commissioners Should Never Forget What the Marlins Did to Miami-Dade County Before Giving the Panthers Money Park Marlins Park.

But before you don't go to the game and maybe decide to catch the opening pitch on TV tonight, we want to challenge you in our new internet game called: Marlin? Not a Marlin?

It's pretty self-explanatory. Can you tell, just by reading a name, if that person is a player on the Marlins' 2014 roster, a fake, or someone else entirely?


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Richie Incognito Asked Jonathan Martin For Forgiveness on Twitter; Also Asked Ferrari For Forgiveness

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Richie Incognito apparently doesn't know when to quit. And while his heart may (or may not?) be in the right place, it looks like he's not ready to quit on publicly apologizing to everyone he seemingly angered or offended or hurt. On Twitter.

The past few weeks have seen Incognito apologizing to Dolphins owner Stephen Ross, NFL independent investigator Ted Wells, and the NFL, all in a very transparent hope to get another job in the league again.

Incognito had apologized to Martin on Twitter as well.

But during the wee hours of Monday morning, Incognito tweeted directly at Jonathan Martin, asking for forgiveness and looking for reconciliation with the man Wells concluded he bullied.

See also: Ten Times Richie Incognito Has Acted Like a Jackass


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Six Greatest Mike Miller Moments with the Miami Heat

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Mike Miller will be making his first visit back to the American Airlines Arena tonight since being amnestied and signing with the Memphis Grizzlies.

And the Miami Heat have already announced that they'll be giving him his 2013 NBA championship ring during a special ceremony prior to tip-off.

According to a statement released by the team, Erik Spoelstra will be presenting Miller with his ring in a presentation that will include a video compilation highlighting Miller's contributions during the three years he was with Miami.

Mike Miller is forever a Heat icon, so expect a warm and loving welcome from Heat fans. In honor of Mike's return to where he made awesome memories, we present his six greatest moments in a Heat uniform

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