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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
After New Times linked Alex Rodriguez to a local nutritionist who provided performance enhancing drugs to athletes early this week speculation has run rampant about his future. His camp however seems to want to make one thing clear: he's not retiring anytime soon.
Yesterday, ESPN ran a weird little piece of speculative fan fiction imagining the possibility of LeBron James ditching the Heat in 2014 to replace Kobe Bryant on the Lakers. It was a piece designed to cause controversy, more than, you know, report actual facts.
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 >>
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 >>
Luther Campbell, the man whose booty-shaking madness made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke crowns ESPN talking head Skip Bayless the king of race baiting.I've got to hand it to Skip Bayless for articulating so we ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Ian WitlenWith 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 >>
Andy HernandezIn 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
According to multiple NBA sources that have spoken with Newsday, LeBron James is expected to announce that he will be joining Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh on the Miami Heat. ESPN's Chris Broussard is confirming the report that James will sign with Miami, barring a last-minute change of heart.LeBron is ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Dennis Morales, Mayor Alvarez's chief of staff, is out and heading back to his old job in the police department. [CBS4]Miami-based home builders Lennar posted their first quarterly profit since 2007/ [WSJ]Bail has been set at $210k for the "Kill all Jews" guy. [CBS4]A local gym holds aerobics classe ... More >>
The Coast Guard called off the search for two boaters who went missing of the coast. [NBCMiami]It got really really cold yesterday, how cold was it? Apparently cold enough to warrant this long article. [Herald]Kool & the Gang performed in Cuba on Saturday. Our apologies to th ... More >>
By Francisco AlvaradoFormer Hurricanes mascot John Routh and ex-running back Melvin Bratton pose with Vinny Testaverde's Heisman TrophyClick here to view photos from this event.Last night, Rakontur debuted an extended version of its upcoming ESPN documentary The U inside Overtown's historic Lyric ... More >>
West Miami Mayor Ceasar Carasa has been suspended for racking up a $70,000 cell phone bill on the City's dime. Carasa is not believed to be an actual teenage girl. [NBCMiami]The Miami Art Museum has named John Wetenhall as its interim director. Previously he's worked in museums in such cultural hotb ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
In honor of New Times Best of Miami issue, we've decided to wrap up things on Riptide this week by awarding our posts this weeks with completely meaningless merits. Click through to find out who wins. I'm sure you'll be super surprised. Best Media hissy fit involving Bill O'Reilly and R ... More >>
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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 >>
The story for tonight's BCS National Championship game at Dolphin Stadium is twofold: that tickets aren't as hard to come by as in previous years (if you consider $600 tickets to a championship football game a bargain) and that something like 83 percent of gamblers are putting their money on Florida ... More >>
Only the hardest hard-bodies make it to Universe Weekend.
The sweet science returns to the southernmost point.