What the what? LeBron James, perhaps the most recognizable athlete on the planet, won his first NBA championship after two years of non-stop media and public scrutiny. But, America didn't think it was that big of a deal. According to a new Marist poll of sports fans, the Heat's win was only the four ... More >>
Remember the good ol' days when the Florida Marlins played at Sun Life and the blinding sight of tens of thousands of empty orange seats mocked the athletes toiling inside the echoing, empty stadium?It was throwback day in Miami Gardens on Saturday, as Canes fans -- still burned by a horrific beatdo ... More >>
The first round of voting in our Miami Mascot Madness Tournament is now in the history books. On one side of the bracket we had two big blow outs. On the other side we had two face-offs that went down to the wire, with each mascot pulling ahead at one point or another. Now its time to find out th ... More >>
It's an exciting time in South Florida sports. Both the Heat and Panthers appear to be making strong runs at the playoffs. The UM Women's Basketball team is sure to be a threat in the official March Madness (and the men might make it too). The Dolphins are in the midst of a critical off season. A ... More >>
The plot just thickened in the saga of the stadium ditty that goes "Da da da da da da CHARGE!"
On Monday, we reported that South Florida musician Bobby Kent was suing for royalties for the anthem, which he copyrighted in 1980 and claimed was being used by stadiums around the country without his ... More >>
It's not exactly great news when your local college baseball team beats your local professional baseball team. That's just not how the world is supposed to work. Yet, the Miami Hurricanes baseball team pulled out a surprising win against the Florida Marlins yesterday in an exhibition game. To add ... More >>
The Florida Panthers, a professional team that plays a sport known as hockey, could make history this season! If they miss the playoffs, they'll have the record for most consecutive seasons in the NHL to miss the playoffs. Ten in a row, baby!Yeah, the Panthers don't have much proud history, so in ... More >>
Usually when we talk college ball around here, it's about the Canes. Or at least about FAU's unstoppable rain delay antics.But for the last week, the FIU Golden Panthers have dominated the local aluminum bat scene. Everyone from Sportscenter to MLB.com, in fact, can't stop talking about FIU infielde ... More >>
A Miami Shores man trapped in the wreckage of the collapsed UN building in Haiti was finally freed after 40 hours. [Herald]Wounded Americans in Haiti are being taken to Gitmo. [Herald]3 Lynn University students believed to had been found in Haiti are actually still unaccounted for. [CBS4]Miami-Dade ... More >>
Riptide 2.0's regular sports commentator and FinsNation blogger Chris Joseph looks back at the top ten Miami sports moments of the decade. Low points like the Miami Dolphins crappy performance and the after-thought known as the Florida Panthers didn't make the cut. Sorry.
10. Canes BaseballCoach ... More >>
Miami hotels may be seeing an increase in booking this winter, but with discounted rates it may not help them turn a profit. [Herald]Lincoln Diaz-Balart received an award from the Ukraine. [Herald]Here's an explanation of all those fancy designer stores (Gucci, Louboutin, etc.) that have popped up t ... More >>
Simon Bruty for HarperCollinsFormer Miami Herald scribe and current Sports Illustrated senior writer S.L. Price makes his living where sports and culture intersect. His 2000 book Pitching Around Fidel was an exploration of the crumbling Cuban sports machine, and the importance of play to a people ... More >>
When fans at the University of Miami's Mark Light Stadium heard the first ominous tolls of AC/DC's "Hell's Bells," they knew closer Kyle Bellamy would soon appear to finish the opponent with a dizzying array of sinkers and sliders. By drafting him in the fifth round on Tuesday, the White Sox hope to ... More >>
The Miami Hurricane baseball team traditionally wears white baseball cleats at the College World Series in Omaha.
But in this year, the Canes will save the money needed to purchase 31 pairs. On Sunday, the Florida Gators ended the team's season with a 16-5 win in Gainesville.
Starting pitcher Ide ... More >>
The image of Miami Hurricane reliever Rene Guerra's glove getting knocked off of his hand by a crushed line-drive à la Charlie Brown perfectly summarized the Florida Gators' crushing victory Saturday. Briefly, and it was very brief, the Canes held a 2-0 lead, but the Gators rallied and ... More >>
Being a Hurricanes fan is a bit tough at the moment, but there's always baseball. Oh, there will always be the baseball team. One of the greatest programs in college baseball are perennial contenders, but things haven't worked out that well this year. A 36-20 record is nothing to ... More >>
News5 people were shot outside a Miami Gardens night club, but it seems all will recover. [UPI]Is there anything left to cut? McClatchy, The Herald's parent company, plans to eliminate another 1600 jobs company wide. That's 15% of its remaining work force. [Bloomberg]All these recent cases of Medica ... More >>
Maybe it was a natural let-down after thoroughly dominating the 12th ranked Florida Gators over the weekend. Perhaps it was the fact that Qdoba provided the pre-game meal, which can't possibly be good per-game chow. Or maybe URI pitcher Eric Smith is just that great.
Whatever the reason, the Rh ... More >>
It was supposed to be Chris Hernandez's night. When the preseason All-American took the mound Friday before a sold-out crowd in newly renovated Mark Light Stadium, fans were ready for him to nail the Rutgers Scarlet Knights.After all, the sophomore lefty was a perfect 11-0 last season. But Hernandez ... More >>
A Cuban embezzler built it, anti-Batista guerrillas trained in it, Nicaraguan refugees lived in it, and Frank Robinson played baseball in it. Now somebody has to step to the plate and save Bobby Maduro Miami Stadium.