A jubilant email landed in the inboxes of Miami Heat season ticketholders yesterday signed by owner Mickey Arison and trumpeting an agreement with Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez for a new ten-year deal to keep the team at the American Airlines Arena. "We thank Mayor Gimenez for his vision," Arison ... More >>
Isis, a four year-old baboon at Jungle Island, is experiencing her first joys of motherhood after giving birth to a newborn baby yesterday. Which means obviously that she already wants to share the baby photos with you. See also: Tiny Florida Panther Kitten Rescued from Abandonment Is Adorable
In 2011, Kevin Dineen's first season as the Florida Panthers' head coach, it seemed the team was ready to shake off a decade of sucking. Indeed, the Cats won their first division championship. But Dineen's next season saw the team finish second to last in the league, and now the Panthers are in the ... More >>
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 comes to the defense of the Miami Dolphins.I'm with Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross on this one. The county and state should gi ... More >>
Calls for the head of owner Stephen Ross have died down as the Miami Dolphins have magically managed not to completely blow their season so far. Hell, technically we're sixth in the AFC in the playoff standings!But over the past two years Jordan Zimmerman, an advertising honcho and limited partner o ... More >>
Thirty-three-year-old Pompano Beach resident Gasmy Joseph wears a supertall Mohawk. About a year ago, an epiphany struck when he wanted to spread the word about a buddy's birthday party: Why not advertise it on the hairdo? In terms of innovation, Thomas Edison's light bulb now looks like a piece of ... 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 >>
Over the weekend, Miami Commissioner Francis Suarez revealed he is entertaining the idea of eliminating the city manager's position in favor of the strong mayor form of government. His proposal, which would require voter approval to change the city charter, makes sense because it gives residents one ... More >>
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 >>
We've only won three, but all four have been handed out in Miami-Dade. Miami is home to a couple of neat sports stats, but The Sun-Sentinel points out we're about to become home to another: the first and only county in America where the championship trophies of all four major sports leagues have ... More >>
Remember the time that the New York Yankee's Alex Rodriguez's annual salary was greater than the entire roster of the Florida Marlins combined? Well, the Marlins have agreed to increase their payroll in anticipation of moving into their own ballpark, and now A-Rod only makes about 57 percent of w ... More >>
ViaThis is what happens when you Google Image Search "Dolphin Jet." Whatever this is, it should be killed with fire.With a lot of luck and a bit of tenacity the Jets made it deep into the playoffs last year, and they are stocking up on talent this off-season like it's an arms race. They've already ... 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 >>
They gave thousands to a commissioner and then won the Marlins stadium contract.
Joe Martinez seems a forthright and resolute guy. He was the first Hispanic elected by his peers to be county commission chairman. He publicly supported the highly unpopular John McCain for president. And he pushed to strip Jose Canseco's name from a stretch of SW 16th Street after the slugger admit ... More >>
One man's search to restore rare blossoms to their historic Florida home
Against long odds and even longer distances, a group of Miami-Dade teens competes for a shot at hockey glory
Selected events for the week of December 8, 2005
Hank Goldberg offers Miami sports fans more than tired talk-radio shtick; the journalist backs up his on-air diatribes with hard facts and common sense
It was a place where you drank Scotch with your sirloin, where journalists, politicians, and other practitioners of the dark arts felt at home
With four professional teams in South Florida, sports radio should be big business
New Times finally concludes the brouhaha over the brat
After years of popularity, a financial scandal threatens the reign of City Manager Donald Warshaw
If Joe Carollo gets into bed with old nemesis Wayne Huizenga, two of the mayor's closest advisers will be fluffing the pillows
To the delight of its allies and the squirming discomfort of its enemies, the weekly SunPost just won't shut up
For years Miami Senior High School has fielded one of the best basketball teams in the nation. But getting into the record books has meant tossing out the rule books.
Move over, Sasquatch. Beat it, Bigfoot. It's time you met South Florida's own: The great Skunk Ape.
Wayne Huizenga drives a hard bargain at Homestead racetrack -- he'll make millions while Dade taxpayers are taken for a ride
When put to the test, many local sports-theme establishments don't live up to the hype
Two men come forward to say they saw a man dumping scads of the New Times issue that featured Ron Book. It was Ron Book.