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    August 7, 2014

    Dan Le Batard Suspended by ESPN for LeBron Billboards

    No stranger to stirring shit up, Dan Le Batard has found himself in hot water once again after erecting a LeBron-trolling billboard in Akron, Ohio. USA Today's the Big Lead confirms ESPN has suspended Le Batard from his ESPN2 show for two days. See also: "You're Welcome, LeBron - Love, Miami" Billb ... More >>

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    June 5, 2014

    Why Do White People Still Dislike LeBron James? Probably Because He Plays in Miami

    Even as LeBron James stands just four wins away from his third NBA championship, his popularity among the American sports populace has still not returned to what it was when he was a ringless superstar toiling away in Cleveland. ESPN tracks scientific poll numbers each year for which NBA players f ... More >>

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    May 20, 2014

    Five Kinds of Heat Fans After a Big Playoff Loss

    Basketball is the most frustrating sport to watch as a fan, because even when your team wins, the other team scores a good 30-50 times. And when your crew loses? It's the worst. Nobody likes to lose. Losing is for losers. Heat fans know the drill all too well -- after Sunday's shellacking by the h ... More >>

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    May 20, 2014

    The U Is Finally Getting a Sequel

    Rejoice, University of Miami Hurricanes fans and local documentary aficionados: The U is getting an official sequel. The original, which details the rise and fall of the University of Miami's football program from the '80s until the early '90s, has become a sports doc cult hit and one of the most ... More >>

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    May 16, 2014

    Five Reasons the Miami Heat Will Beat the Indiana Pacers

    Well, well, well, it looks like we have ourselves a good ol' fashioned Mexican standoff here . After eight months of basketball, the Miami Heat find themselves right where they always figured they would be, four games from their fourth straight NBA Finals appearance, with only the Indiana Pacers sta ... More >>

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    March 13, 2014

    Was LeBron James Wearing Light-Up Shoes Last Night? Twitter Unravels a Kicks Conspiracy

    Nets 96, Heat 95. Now that we have covered the game, let's talk about more important things, like what the hell LeBron James was doing with his feet last night! People instantly realized something weird was going on, namely that every time LeBron took a step, a flash of light shot into their faces ... More >>

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    March 5, 2014

    Marvel Comics Designs a Mask for LeBron James

    When LeBron James' black mask made its debut most people compared it to DC Comics' Batman, but it turns out that Marvel Comics' wants a piece of that publicity too. Marvel Illustrator Greg Land sketched up a Captain America-like mask for LeBron and Tweeted out.

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    October 18, 2013

    ESPN Throws Shade at Hurricanes: "The No. 10 team in the Country -- Allegedly"

    No one is claiming that last nights win over North Carolina was pretty for the Miami Hurricanes, but the 'Canes became the first team to maintain their undefeated status in week 8. Yet, ESPN's ACC football blogger Heather Dinich wasn't impressed, and in a bit of throwaway shade she called the 'Can ... More >>

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    September 12, 2013
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    September 10, 2013

    LeBron James on Staying With the Heat Past 2014: "That's Ideal. But..."

    LeBron James' Miami Heat contract gives him the option to become a free agent as soon as this summer. The King tells ESPN that while it would be "ideal" to stay with the Miami Heat, he really has "no idea" how exactly the future will play out. Don't freak out too much though. We can't blame the gu ... More >>

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    August 21, 2013

    Dolphins' Richie Incognito Allegedly Knocked Out a Security Guard at the Fontainebleau UPDATE: Or Maybe Not

    Despite the fact that both the Miami Dolphins and the Fontainebleau hotel have tried to keep the incident out of the headlines, ESPN is reporting that after a night of clubbing at LIV, Dolphins guard Richie Incognito was allegedly involved in a fight with a hotel security guard that left the man unc ... More >>

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    July 9, 2013

    Here's Marlins Slugger Giancarlo Stanton's Tasteful Nude Modeling

    Well, tasteful male nudity has kept Don Bailey Carpets in business for all these years, so the fact that the Miami Marlins' sole remaining star, Giancarlo Stanton, decided to strip down to his birthday suit for ESPN Magazine's annual Body Issue could only help the Marlins' ticket sales. Pics after ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2013

    Miami Heat vs. Indiana Pacers: Six Best Places to Watch the Game

    Wednesday evening's playoff game was a true nail-biter. With the clock ticking down in overtime, LeBron James won the game for the Miami Heat with two seconds on the clock! That was just game one! Tonight at 8:30 p.m. the Heat face the Pacers for another white-knuckle game. Tickets are going for a ... More >>

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    May 9, 2013
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    May 3, 2013

    Tim Tebow to the Dolphins! How I Trolled Twitter Into Believing an Absurd Rumor

    I love Twitter a lot -- like 83,000-tweets-and-counting a lot. So I didn't troll everyone yesterday with fake news about Tim Tebow joining the Dolphins because I was mad. I did it because it would be funny, and also because it's fascinating how information goes viral -- particularly in the murky wor ... More >>

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    January 31, 2013
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    January 17, 2013
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    October 15, 2012

    LeBron James is Getting His Own Marvel Comic Book

    LeBron James is joining the ranks of Wolverine, Captain America and Spider-Man. He's getting his own Marvel comic book. The publishing company has teamed up with (new Disney corporate cousin) ESPN to produce a special one-off issue of a LeBron comic that will be inserted into the next issue of the E ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2012

    ESPN Viral Video Tells LeBron Haters to STFU

    Everyone north of the Suwannee River has been hating on LeBron James and the Miami Heat since the former Cleveland Cavaliers star decided to "take [his] talents to South Beach." But last night, we shut those haters down. And to commemorate this awesome moment of b-ball glory, ESPN has made an equa ... More >>

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    March 1, 2012
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    November 29, 2011

    Ozzie Guillen Kissing Dog on ESPN Mag Cover (Sort of Like One of Our Most Notorious Covers)

    ​New Miami Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen hasn't been in town for that long, but is it possible he's been looking through past Miami New Times covers for photo shoots? He's pictured on the cover of the newest edition of ESPN The Magazine in a full on kiss with his pet dog, and it looks quite simila ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2011

    The Miami Hurricanes Become the Joke on Happy Endings

    ​For the third time in a little over a week, a Miami sports team has been the butt of a joke on a national sitcom. First there was South Park's minor dig at the Dolphins, then The Office had a little fun at Chris Bosh and the Miami Heat's expense. Continuing the trend last night, ABC's Happy Endin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2011

    Trent Edwards and Brodie Croyle Latest Leftover QBs Given a Look by the Dolphins

    With Chad Henne probably out because of his injury, someone else will become the Dolphins' 16th starting quarterback in the 13 years since Dan Marino's retirement. The job will most likely go Matt Moore, barring a miraculous Henne recovery, but the Fins are still on the hunt for other backups.  ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2011

    Miami Hurricanes Fall to Renaissance Fair Jesters

    ​Never mind the embarrassment caused by the Nevin Shapiro scandal. Forget the suspensions. Put aside the looming thoughts of further NCAA sanctions. Let us be glad as Miami Hurricane fans that our team will never, ever face the humility of taking to the field dressed in something either looking li ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2011

    Richard "Kudo" Couto and Miami's Horse Slaughter Epidemic Get the ESPN E:60 Treatment

    Ian Witlen​With E:60's feature on Dada 5000 and back-yard brawling, Outside the Lines' investigation of gambling on South Florida pee-wee football, and now an E:60 doc about the horse-meat black market in the sticks of Miami-Dade County, ESPN's reporters appear to have been camped out in our ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2011

    Watch ESPN's E:60 Feature On Miami-Dade's Backyard Fight King

    Andy Hernandez​In case you missed it, we've embedded the 12-minute ESPN E:60 segment on Dhafir Harris, aka Dada 5000, and his backyard brawling tournaments. Although the feature rehashes Harris' story and the illegal aspect of his events first told by New Times, the footage of dudes beating each o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2011

    Dhafir "Dada 5000" Harris On ESPN's E:60 Tonight

    ​Dhafir Harris, AKA Dada 5000, and his backyard fights circus gets put under ESPN's microscope tonight. The sports network's news magazine show E:60 is featuring the Don King of bareknuckle, no rules brawling tonight at 7 p.m.Even though it has been two years since New Times featured Harris and in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2011

    Udonis Haslem Returns to Practice, Might Play Again Soon

    ​Fan favorite, Miami Heat co-captain, and only actual local boy on the team, Udonis Haslem has returned to practice after tearing a ligament in his foot this past November. ESPN reports Haslem took part in shooting drills during team practice yesterday and that a return to competition before t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2011

    2011 Miami Hurricanes Schedule Released

    Will the 'Canes open their first game against Randy Shannon? ​The 2011 Miami Hurricanes Schedule has been released, and despite some rumors, they won't be opening the season against Florida State. Though the opener could be even more interesting as they'll travel up to Maryland for a Monday night ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2010

    ESPN Steals Cleveland Plain Dealer Scribe to Become Official LeBron Stalker

    Just in case you thought the hype surrounding the Miami Heat's recent free agent acquisitions might simmer down a little once games start: ESPN has hired the "world's greatest living authority on LeBron James" -- Cleveland Plain Dealer reporter Brian Windhorst -- to join a staff devoted to writing o ... More >>

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    July 29, 2010

    LeBron James Threw a Huge Party for Himself in Vegas -- or Did He?

    ​ESPN's Arash Markazi went along for the ride at a party that Miami Heat forward LeBron James threw for himself at a Las Vegas nightclub last weekend that featured -- among other things -- scantily clad women, a crown-shaped cake, and a flying waiter. The account was posted on ESPN.com Wednesday m ... More >>

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    June 28, 2010

    Flapjack Flip-Off X: Picnic

    As part of our annual competition to determine the best pancakes in town, we visited Lee KleinThis year's winning jacks -- but from where?​Picnic Miami, which picked up the coveted On Second Thought, Maybe I'll Have Some Peanuts and Cracker Jack Award. Its boom-boom soundtrack at 11 a.m. proved on ... More >>

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    February 10, 2010

    Hurricanes 23rd on ESPN's Way-Too-Early Pre-Season Football Rankings

    ​Last season for Miami Hurricanes fans was a respectful rebound, and should provide encouragement that our days of being left off most pre-season polls are over.The season doesn't officially kick off for another seven months, but that hasn't stopped ESPN's Mark Schlabach from making his pre-se ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2010

    News Roundup: Super Bowl Stage Collapse Injures Four

    An audit criticized the waste of tens of thousands of tax-payer dollars by city of Miami workers on Government credit cards. Some how we got stiffed with the bill for a pink metallic dog collar. [Herald]A stage being built at Sun Life stadium collapsed, injuring four. [CBS4]Jackson Memoria ... More >>

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    January 21, 2010
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    January 12, 2010

    News Roundup: Manny Headed to Harvard; Voters Head to Polls

    It's Election Day! All over again! Voters in Districts 1 and 5 will head to the polls to replace Angel Gonzalez and maybe Michelle Spence-Jones. [CBS4]Former Mayor Manny Diaz is headed to Harvard to be a resident fellow at the JFK School of Government. Guess this means his name is complete ... More >>

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    November 19, 2009
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    November 19, 2009
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    October 27, 2009

    News Roundup

    The President of the United States was in town last night, here's what he did:Was greeted by both protesters and supporters... [SoFlTimes]...Including Kendrick Meek, Dan Gelber, Alex Sink and Manny Diaz. [NakedPolitics]Rallied the democratic base at a fundraiser. [Herald]And raised nearly $1.5 milli ... More >>

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    June 29, 2009

    Gloria Estefan Is In Fact Ready For Some Football

    Gloria Estefan recently recorded a colabo with Hank Williams Jr. for the football classic, "Are You Ready For Some Football", which will open all three nationally televised games this year (two on ESPN and a Monday Nighter against the Jets on October 12). It should be fun to hear her legendary v ... More >>

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    April 20, 2009

    Dear Stephen A. Smith, We Have a Job for You

    Now that you're out of a job too, why not come work for us?

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    January 23, 2009

    Died in a Plane Crash Performs at Churchill's This Sunday

    I am a composer of modern music.The video above is my new group, Died in a Plane Crash. Let me explain: One of my current roommates is a sports fanatic. So, while I enjoy my morning coffee, he is watching ESPN Sports Center in the living room area. When I come home at night, he is watching a basketb ... More >>

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    December 22, 2008

    News Roundup

    Someone pinch me. Is this really happening? The Dolphins came back from a half-time deficit to eek out a win over the Chiefs in the coldest game in franchise history. [NFL]Even better, the Jets crashed to the lousy Seahawks. The Fins will still have to beat the Jets for a playoff birth nex ... More >>

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    November 24, 2008

    News Roundup

    Gunnery Sgt. Marcelo R. Velasco, 40, of Miami died in Iraq last week. He is the 4,202nd US Troop to be killed in this war. [Defense Link]Do these people have any sort of heart? Do they have any sort of sense of what's right for society beyond responding to their base level fears and ignorance? Plans ... More >>

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    November 17, 2008

    News Roundup

    Jeez. This stuff just goes on and on. The State is in court spending your tax dollars fighting a Gay man who wants to adopt the two foster children he's raised for four years. [Herald] Miami Canes are in the top 25 for the first time since 2006 (and ps, they still stand alone at the head of their d ... More >>

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    November 3, 2008

    News Roundup

    Jay Mac appeared on SNL and joked about how he is going to lose. [Hulu] Eye on Miami scores an interview with Rep. Lincoln Diaz-Balart. "The most high-profile one comes to mind now not only because it's recent but obviously because it's very high-profile." Indeed something was high-profile. [EoM] Th ... More >>

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    October 27, 2008

    News Roundup

    Hell yeah, a pretty good weekend for football. The Fins pulled off another upset, this time against the Bills. [ESPN] The Canes got their second ACC win against Wake Forest. [ESPN] Matt Damon is corrupting our local youth with his socialist ideals. [CBS4] The chill you felt go down your spine this p ... More >>

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    October 6, 2008

    News Roundup

    Today is the deadline to register to vote! [Herald] Lincoln Diaz-Balart has secured earmarks (as in that pork that John McCain so very much hates) for a small Miami defense contractor, who in turn donates thousands of dollars to his and his brother's campaigns. [Herald] The Canes game was crazy. The ... More >>

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    January 17, 2008

    Float Like a Butterfly in Key West

    The sweet science returns to the southernmost point.

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    October 19, 2006
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