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    May 29, 2014
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    April 28, 2014

    Legendary Heat Broadcaster and NBA Coach Jack Ramsay Has Died

    For a decade, Dr. Jack Ramsay, alongside Eric Reid, was the voice of the Miami Heat on Sun Sports, booming out Lenard! And Slamma! after a Voshon Lenard three-pointer or slam, or hollering his trademark for Tim Hardaway: "This away, that away, Hardaway!" Of course, Ramsay was much more than just a ... More >>

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    October 22, 2013

    Grambling Protest Exposes Disrespect for Black Colleges

    Uncle Luke, 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 goes to bat for historically black colleges. The Grambling State University football team's revolt is exposing an ugly reality ... More >>

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    August 1, 2013

    Biogenesis Latest: A-Rod Reportedly Negotiating, Clinic Under Federal Probe

    The fallout from New Times January investigation into Biogenesis, the Coral Gables anti-aging clinic tied to selling athletes performance enhancing drugs, looks ready to come to a head this week. Last night, USA Today reported that Major League Baseball was "prepared" to suspend eight players, inclu ... More >>

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    February 5, 2013

    Miami Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton Gets Traded to Devo for ESPN The Magazine's Music Issue

    Sure, the Miami Marlins might've been passive-aggressively shopping slugger Giancarlo Staton to any MLB team prepared to spend an "overwhelming" amount of cash. But trading the last star in the Marlins' clubhouse to a New Wave art-punk band from Akron, Ohio that's best known for singing "Whip It" w ... More >>

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    January 31, 2013

    Alex Rodriguez Not Planning on Retiring

    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. 

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    December 4, 2012

    Report: Marlins Open to Trading Giancarlo Stanton, Too

    The Marlins have pretty much traded away every notable player on the roster not named Giancarlo Stanton, and it appears that Jeffrey Loria and his staff might be prepared to let the young slugger go, too. For the right price that is.

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    October 19, 2012

    LeBron James on Lakers Rumor: "I Don't Know Where it Came From"

    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. 

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    August 31, 2012

    Are We Excited About Miami Hurricanes Football Season? Can We Pretend to Get Excited?

    It's not so great to be a Miami Hurricane.The cloud of an NCAA investigation looms over the program all because a pathetic, Ponzi scheming manchild decided it would be a real cool idea to buy the friendship of college kids. Much of the ballyhooed-but-ultimately-disappointing 2008 recruiting class is ... More >>

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    July 26, 2012
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    February 28, 2012

    Skip Bayless is a Modern Day Minstrel

    ​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 >>

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    February 22, 2012

    Linsanity Comes to Miami: Six Rules For Heat Fans to Avoid Being Horribly Racist

    ​Tomorrow night, the New York Knicks-- led by Asian American Harvard Grad™ Jeremy Lin-- come to Miami to take on the Heat. Lin's quick rise to prominence hasn't exactly brought out the best in America. Fox's Jason Whitlock made that penis size joke. ESPN had the "Chink in the Armor" headli ... More >>

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    June 16, 2011

    ESPN Mag Rankings: Heat Treat Their Fans Better Than Rest of SoFla Teams

    ​Every year ESPN the magazine offers up their "Ultimate Standings" of all 122 teams in the four major sporting leagues. Unlike most standings you'd find coming out of ESPN though, this doesn't deal strictly with on-the-field success. Instead is focuses on  "how much MLB, NBA, NFL and NH ... More >>

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    January 7, 2011

    Dolphins Not Just Keeping Sparano, But Offering Him Contract Extension

    Jeff Ireland: Finalist for NFL's Dick of the Year award? ​Well, according to ESPN, the Dolphins have not only decided to keep Tony Sparano on as head coach but now they're prepared to offer him a one year contract extension. Meaning not only will he be back in 2011, but 2012 as well. This is proba ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2010

    Report: Heat Players Fed Up With Erik Spoelstra

    Miami Heat Coach Erik Spoelstra's days be numbered. Fans and sports commentators are already eager to see him gone and the Miami Heat players themselves may be about to join that bandwagon. ESPN reports that the players are growing increasingly frustrated with Spoelstra.

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    October 6, 2010

    ESPN to Broadcast Two Heat Games in 3D

    ​ESPN loves 3D, and despite the fact the technology is only available in a small number of American households they've launched the country's first 3D cable network this summer with ESPN 3D. They also seems to have a love hate relationship with two certain Miami sports teams, so it only makes sens ... More >>

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    August 4, 2010

    Did The Herald Erase a Controversial Dwyane Wade Quote?

    via SI​Yesterday, The Miami Herald published a story online including a sort of pompous, but not really controversial quote from Heat star Dwyane Wade in which he said he accepts that people may hate the team, but other teams will be thanking them when they come to town and sell out the arena. Now ... More >>

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    July 8, 2010

    Multiple Sources: LeBron James Coming To The Heat

    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 >>

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    July 7, 2010

    Chris Bosh Definitely, Positively Joining D-Wade in Miami, ESPN Says

    Two out of three, folks. Two out of three!​Heat fans: Put down the gin, back away from the train tracks, and climb down from the edge of the AA Arena roof (talking to you now, Burnie).Superstar Chris Bosh will join über-superstar Dwyane Wade on the hardwood for your Miami Heat next season. So say ... More >>

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    April 22, 2010

    Drink Up Tonight's Heat Game 3 with T.O. Michael Beasley and Lawrence Taylor

    Photo: Marc Serota​NFL greats Terrell Owens, Lawrence Taylor, Channing Crowder, Ray Buchanan and Matthew Hatchette will show up on a commercial for Title Sports Drink during tonight's game three of the Miami Heat playoff game -- and on the draft shows starting today on  ESPN and the NF ... More >>

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    April 22, 2010

    NFL Draft Live-Blog

    ​Here we go. Live-blogging the NFL Draft. Pretty much like watching the draft with someone as losery as yourself. Only on the Internet! This is the first time the NFL Draft is being held in primetime. Because you're not buying enough KFC Double Downs for your fatass kids dammit! Also, tonight is t ... More >>

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    March 2, 2010

    News Roundup: Hialeah Flooded

    The family of a brain dead woman who had life support cut even though she may have been able to breath on her own is taking the case to court. [Herald]A water main break has flooded a Hialeah neighborhood, leaving a sink hole in the middle of the road and forcing evacuations. [Ju ... More >>

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    February 23, 2010

    News Roundup: Police Searching for Driver who Hit Two Bicyclists

    A Judge ruled the use of red light cameras illegal in Aventura. [CBS4]Police are searching for a driver who hit two bicyclists early yesterday morning. He didn't stop, and then abandoned the car believed to be stolen. [WSVN]The School Board fears the district's budget could be $250 to $350 million l ... More >>

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    January 28, 2010

    News Roundup: Heat Fall to Raptors, Beasley Busts a Knee

    Two teens in Hialeah are charged with trying to cover up the accidental shooting death of another teen. [CBS4]Coconut Grove bar owners are gearing up for a battle to bring back the neighborhood's 5 am last call. [CBS4]McClatchy, The Herald's parent company, posted a $25.8 million profit for the four ... More >>

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    January 8, 2010

    News Roundup: Mayor Alvarez's Chief of Staff Resigns

    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 >>

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    December 21, 2009

    News Roundup: It Dropped Below 50 Degrees, Emergency!

    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 >>

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    December 14, 2009

    The U: Was Bernie Kosar Drunk? Can Notre Dame Learn Something From Miami?

    Any Canes fan will tell you the media, especially ESPN, hates Miami, but ESPN aired its two-hour apology in the form of Rakontur's fantastic documentary, The U, this past weekend. One segment, of course, focused on that perceived media bias, and right on cue, the media is stirring up some contr ... More >>

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    December 11, 2009

    Glenn Garvin Totally Doesn't Get The U, Insults Randy Shannon

    via RakonturHow is it that a man who's paid to review television doesn't seem able to grasp ESPN's The U in the same way that writers who don't generally review films do? Oh right, because it's The Herald's Glenn Garvin we're talkin' about.While other early reviews of Rakontur's documentary on Miami ... More >>

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    December 10, 2009

    ESPN Documentary The U Premieres at Lyric Theater in Overtown

    By Francisco AlvaradoFormer Hurricanes mascot John Routh and ex-running back Melvin Bratton pose with Vinny Testaverde's Heisman Trophy​Click 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 >>

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    December 3, 2009
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    December 1, 2009

    News Roundup: West Miami Mayor Suspended for Gabbing; Cuban Ump Defects

    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 >>

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    November 2, 2009

    News Roundup

    A county program that helped low-income people pay their utility bills will be shut down because the county was overwhelmed by the amount of applications that came in. [CBS4]Whiney Fidel Castro says America is infecting Cuba with swine flu, but not intentionally. [CBS4]For the 21st time this year, a ... More >>

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    October 6, 2009

    News Roundup

    Miami-Dade teachers will see their first raise in nearly four years. On average, they'll see a 1.8 percent bump in their paycheck beginning in December. [Herald]Our three local GOP congressman went to Honduras on a fact-finding mission and as a stunt to point out Zelaya should not be reinstated as p ... More >>

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    August 27, 2009
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    August 25, 2009

    News Roundup

    Some county commissioners want to cut Mayor Alvarez's budget next year after revelations that some staff members make more than President Obama's people. [Herald]In other embattled mayor news, Manny Diaz has scheduled a second vote on Miami 21 for September 4. [SFBJ]A 13-year-old boy in No ... More >>

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    June 26, 2009

    Meet the Miami Doctor Accused of Juicing Manny Ramirez

    View Larger Map When MLB nailed Manny Ramirez with a 50-game suspension in May for using banned substances, several newspapers reported that he got his juice from a Florida doctor. Now, if ESPN's investigative team is correct, we know his name: Dr. Pedro Bosch, a 71-year-old Coral Gables physician ... More >>

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    May 29, 2009

    News Roundup

    LocalA racial slur was spray panted on a poster for North Miami mayoral candidate Andre Pierre. [Herald]More details on the MDC cuts. [Herald]A Bal Harbor police officer has allegedly confessed to sex crimes involving a seven year-old girl. [CBS4]The state is calling in Boba Fett, Dog, and other bou ... More >>

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    February 12, 2009

    2009 Canes Football Schedule Unveiled

    Unlike last year, when the Hurricanes got to play the Ponytown High School Flag Football Fightin' Sad Clowns, or whatever that no-name team was, to kick of their season, next season they'll start things off with their oldest rivals, FSU, in Tallahassee. As previously reported, we'll also be playing ... More >>

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    January 26, 2009

    News Roundup

    There was this horrible, senseless shooting in Liberty City. Sigh. Authorities want information on a masked gunmen. [CNN]The Speaker of the Florida House continues to lawyer up and refuses to resign as of yet. [Herald]Carl Hiaasen: "Republican lawmakers would rather invest in new asphalt than in you ... More >>

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    January 8, 2009

    Your So-Called National Champions Will Be Crowned Tonight

    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 >>

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    December 29, 2008

    News Roundup

    Your Miami Dolphins did it! Some how! Some way! They took their division, are heading to the play offs, and made the greatest season to season turn around in NFL history. Not only that but to get their they beat the Patriots, who last year came ridiculously close to joining the '72 Dolphins in per ... More >>

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    October 23, 2008

    The Gamblers

    The Miami Poker Society knows when to hold ’em.

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    October 20, 2008

    News Roundup

    Barack Obama and his wife Michelle will be holding a rally tomorrow in Bicentennial Park. [Obama] Former Sec. of State Colin Powell endorsed Obama over the weekend. [Politico] The Miami Herald did too. [Herald] Ravens beat Fins. Boo. [ESPN] Canes beat Duke! Yay! [ESPN] Troy beat FIU. Boo. [ESPN] Ser ... More >>

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    September 8, 2008

    News Roundup

    What follows is a new, regular feature on Riptide 2.0., a look at the day's most important, bizarre and wacko news. So forget about that damn Herald.com. Miami-Dade County Commission Chairman Bruno Barreiro's attempt to abolish the chairman's (a.k.a. his) term limits failed. This is not surprisin ... More >>

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    June 19, 2008

    Bigger, Stronger, Hotter

    Only the hardest hard-bodies make it to Universe Weekend.

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    May 29, 2008
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    January 15, 2008
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    January 9, 2008

    The Right Arm of God Crushes King Douche Into Fine Powder

    I've always liked ESPN's Jeffri Chadiha. He's what a sports anchor/writer should be. Intelligent, insightful, and, most importantly, not a douche. Unlike scrotum slapping jackals like Skip Bayless or Sean Salisbury, who like to yell and spit and play the role of the tough ornery guy without saying m ... More >>

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    November 22, 2007
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    October 12, 2000

    The High Cost of Winning

    Boys who train with Frank Gachelin learn an important lesson: Rules shouldn't get in the way

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