Several former Florida athletes are using their platform to help Hurricane Irma victims.

It looks like the last hurdle has been cleared to build a new spring training home for the Atlanta Braves in Sarasota County.

The state has approved spending $20 million for the spring training complex, which will be built in the West Villages neighborhood of North Port in time for the 2019 season. Sarasota County will own the stadium, and chip in $22 million in tourist taxes. The city of North Port has already pledged $4.7 million  in sales taxes for the 6,500-seat stadium.

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The best rowers in the worlds will converge on Sarasota at the end of September. This will be the biggest competition to date at a new facility in the shadow of Interstate 75.

Nick Edwards lowers his dart-shaped boat into the lake, it's calmness a contrast to the nearby swirl of Interstate 75.

Lawmaker Wants To Repeal Sports Stadium Funding Pool

Aug 23, 2017

State lawmakers again will consider a proposal to discard an unused pool of state sales-tax dollars available to build and upgrade professional sports stadiums.

A Southwest Florida YMCA recently spent more than a quarter of a million dollars to update its facilities for the nation’s fastest-growing sport many have never heard of.

The prominent popping sound pickleball makes can be heard at county recreation centers, public parks and, for many, in their own neighborhoods.