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    February 7, 2014

    Orlando and Miami MLS Teams Already Bickering Even Though They Don't Exist

    Despite the fact that Orlando's soccer team is still more than a year away from playing in the MLS and the fact that Miami's MLS team doesn't even exist yet (to the point that it doesn't even have a name), the two future franchises are already bickering. Orlando City SC took the first shot with a ... More >>

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    January 6, 2014

    Heat-Toronto: A Dunk Like No Other (Video)

    While you were watching the NFL playoffs all weekend, the Miami Heat players were busy getting the taste of that Warriors ass-kicking out of their mouths by gargling with the Orlando Magic and Toronto Raptors on back-to-back nights. Following a 110-94 win in Orlando Saturday night, the Heat held o ... More >>

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    January 6, 2014

    LeBron James Walks Into a Bar... and Gets Carded

    Did you hear the one about how a LeBron James walks into a bar? The punchline is he got carded. Despite being one of the most famous athletes in the world, despite his beard, and despite (sorry, sorry) that hairline, James was still asked for ID to prove he was over 21 this past Friday while tryin ... More >>

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    November 21, 2013

    Heat Stomps Magic 120-92, Wade Sits Second Consecutive Game

    The Miami Heat beat the Orlando Magic Wednesday night 120-92. Miami was once again down Dwyane Wade, who sat out the game because of that same damn knee. James Jones started and proceeded to drop 17 points while shooting 5-7 from three-point range. LeBron James led the Heat with 21 points, six rebou ... More >>

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    June 24, 2013

    Top Ten Moments of the 2013 Miami Heat Season

    What an incredible roller-coaster ride the Miami Heat took us on this season, filled with twists and turns, ups and downs, and in the end, utter satisfaction. It's rare that a sequel out-awesomes the original, but the 2013 Miami Heat season did just that. It was The Dark Knight of NBA seasons for Mi ... More >>

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    April 18, 2013

    Heat Beat Magic 105-93, Finish Season With Franchise-Best 66-16 Record

    The Miami Heat concluded their 25th and most successful regular season ever on Wednesday night with another reserve-fueled victory, this time over the Orlando Magic, 105-93. The win finishes off a stellar, record-breaking 66-16 campaign.Dwyane Wade did a little polishing up on the night, starting an ... More >>

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    March 26, 2013

    Heat Takes Care of Magic 108-94, Wins 27th Straight Game

    Another night, another Miami Heat win -- it's whatever, bro. The Heat took its 27th straight win Monday night, turning what was a close game late in the third quarter into a ball-stomping 108-94 blowout of the Orlando Magic. Once again without Dwyane Wade, the Heat was able to blow out a lesser oppo ... More >>

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    March 7, 2013

    LeBron's Last-Second Drive Gives Miami 97-96 Win Over Orlando, 16th Straight Victory

    Down 96-95 with 12.3 seconds left, LeBron James took the ball with the weight of Miami's win streak on his shoulders. And 12.3 seconds later, the Heat had a 97-96 win -- their 16th in a row. Phewwww.James last-second drive and layup not only saved Miami's winning streak but also saved them from what ... More >>

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    January 11, 2013

    LeBron and Wade Think Criticism of the Lakers is Nothing Like What The Heat Went Through

    Oh, sure, the Los Angeles Lakers may have put together a supposed superstar team by ripping away a few star players from smaller market team, but the Miami Heat's LeBron James and Dwyane Wade say that the criticism the Lakers are receiving this season is nothing like what the Heat went through two y ... More >>

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    July 27, 2012

    London 2012 Olympics: Introducing Your Florida Athletes

    See also "Six South Florida Athletes To Keep Tabs On During the Games" and "London 2012 Olympics: South Florida Athletes (Photos)"Something called "the Olympic Spirit" is in the air, and suddenly, we're suppose to care about equestrian sports and whether or not China is sending 10-year-olds to destr ... More >>

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    July 27, 2012

    Miami Heat's 2012-13 Schedule Released: Boston Opens The Year, OKC Comes At Christmas

    Last season, the Miami Heat tied with San Antonio to capture the best home record in the league, and next season they'll be playing 14 of their first 22 games at home. So hopefully they'll have no trouble getting off to a quick start. In addition to playing the first game of the season at home ... More >>

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    April 23, 2012

    "Stuff Miami Heat Fans Say" Video Finally Exists

    Apparently, the "Shit ____ Say" video meme is still trudging along. Which means at this point in a meme's lifespan we wouldn't be drawing attention to any new entries unless they were pretty good. And this "Stuff Miami Heat Fans Say" video is pretty good.

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    March 26, 2012

    Watch Orlando's Old Amway Arena Get Blown Up By 600 Pounds of Dynamite

    ​Say bye, bye to the Double A. Amway Arena, the original home of the Orlando Magic, was imploded this weekend. Naturally, everyone loves the site of a 367,000-square-foot building being blown up by 600 pounds of dynamite, so watch the video below.

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    March 15, 2012
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    March 12, 2012

    Big Four? Dwight Howard Interested in Miami Heat, Reportedly

    ​It's not a secret that Magic Center Dwight Howard won't be staying in Orlando much longer, and the saga of where he ends up may be the NBA's most dramatic decision since, well, LeBron landed in Miami. Could Howard's tale have the same ending? A Sports Illustrated reporter says that Howard has rea ... More >>

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    February 20, 2012

    Heat Win Sixth-Straight, Bill Clinton is Impressed

    ​Dwyane Wade blew the ass off of the Orlando Magic's defense yesterday, dropping 27 points on them and leading the Miami Heat to the 98-71 victory while former President Bill Clinton watched courtside doing that white-man's overbite thing he does when he sees something impressive. When these ... More >>

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    February 9, 2012

    Heat Lose to Magic in a Barrage of Threes

    ​Opponents have been raining three pointers down on the Miami Heat all season long, and last night the Orlando Magic decided that was a good idea too, and hit 4,000 17 three pointers, taking the 102-89 win over Miami.Dwight Howard, who has apparently checked out and doesn't give a shit about baske ... More >>

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    February 8, 2012

    Heat Beats Cavs, Kendrick Perkins is Mad at LeBron

    ​Dwyane Wade led the way with 26 points, while LeBron James added 24 as the Miami Heat took down the Cleveland Cavaliers 107-91 last night.The Heat will now embark on a five-road-games-in-seven-nights-palooza beginning in Orlando tonight and ending when all the players die from severe fatigue.But ... More >>

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    September 22, 2011
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    September 15, 2011

    Shaq's Wire-Wearing Mistress and the Extortion Claim

    Extortion, espionage, mistresses, and Delonte West's penis. Just how crazy is Shaquille O'Neal's personal life? Last February, local prosecutors met with Vanessa Lopez, a woman claiming to be O'Neal's former mistress, about an alleged extortion plot, according to a Florida Department of Law Enf ... More >>

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    June 9, 2011

    Those Dirty LeBron James and Rashard Lewis Rumors

    ​You might remember that last year, Fox Sports Radio personality Stephen A. Smith was the first guy to report that LeBron James indeed would be joining Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade with the Miami Heat. People laughed at him when he first Tweeted the assertion, but he looked pretty prescient after it ... More >>

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    May 25, 2011

    Kostya Kimlat Brings Magic to Cafe DaVinci

    Laine Doss Kostya Kimlat brings his "bag of tricks" to Cafe DaVinci​Kostya Kimlat has been a magician for almost two decades, even though he looks barely out of high school himself. The Ukraine-born magician, based in Orlando, performs and teaches magic around the world. Named the basketbal ... More >>

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    March 7, 2011

    Camarena Food Truck Hits Miami Friday for WMC

    ​​Every March, Miami welcomes electronica-crazed masses eager to sweat and do drugs all over our Winter Music Conference. This year, Camarena Tequila will be feeding both the conference tourists, art walkers, and the food truck-crazed locals with tequila-infused tacos.You heard right. Tacos with ... More >>

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    March 4, 2011

    Miami Heat Blow 24-Point Lead, Lose to Magic

    ​If last night's Miami Heat's to-do list was:-Lose to yet another quality team at home-Go ten straight possessions without scoring a basket-Have their two best players combine for two points in the second half-Allow the opponent to go on a 40-9 run-Blow a 24-point lead -Miss another last seco ... More >>

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    November 11, 2010

    As Heat Prepare for Celtics Tonight, Hater Schadenfreude Blows Up The Internet

    Let's hate these three with everything we got. Ready? 1, 2, 3... HATE!!!​The Miami Heat host the Boston Celtics tonight at the American Airlines Arena. But did you know Miami is 5-3 eight games into the 2010-11 NBA season? They are! And because they've turned into The Most Irrationally Reviled Tea ... More >>

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    November 1, 2010

    The Miami Heat Has a Secret Hand Signal; What Does It Mean?

    via​After a rocky start against the Boston Celtics, the Miami Heat is off to an appropriately hot start with a three-game winning streak including Friday's domination of the Orlando Magic in the new Miami team's AAA debut. In addition to wracking up wins,they're also adding some new traditions, in ... More >>

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    October 30, 2010

    Heat Take Down Magic in Home Opener

    ​How do you respond when one of your biggest rivals calls you a lap dog, arrogant and questions your competitiveness? By completely smashing them in the face with your awesomeness and beating the crap out of them by 26 points. That's one way to go about it. And, coincidentally enough, that's the r ... More >>

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    October 29, 2010

    Miami Heat Make Home Debut Tonight Against the Magic

    You get a high-five! You get a high-five! You get a high-five! Everybody gets a high-five!​Tonight is the Miami Heat's home opener against the Orlando Magic at the American Airlines Arena. The Heat are asking fans attending the game to dress in black. Boy do the Heat love doing that shit. But it'l ... More >>

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    October 26, 2010

    If Miami Heat Lose, Hollywood Bar Will Pick Up Your Tab

    This woman is drunk. So too can you be-- for free.Hollywood's Whiskey Tango All-American Bar & Grill is betting that the Miami Heat don't lose a game all season. The bar has pledged to pick up your drinks tab -- up to $25 -- if the Heat lose. The only rule is that patrons have to sign in at the ... More >>

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    August 5, 2010

    Miami Ranked Ninth Coolest City by Uncool Forbes Poll

    via Robot Academy​Forbes.com has decided to rank America's "coolest" cities (and they don't mean by temperature) using the decidedly square methods of polling. Miami made the top ten, so we're not exactly complaining, but somehow our Sunshine State sister Orlando came in three places higher, which ... More >>

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    July 22, 2010
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    May 3, 2010

    Basketball Wives: Love Means Throwing Water in a Bitch's Face

    ​The concept of marriage predates recorded history, yet here it is, the year 2010 A.D., and we are still arguing over what it "means." Luckily, important socio-documentary Basketball Wives shed some light on the debate last night. What we learned: The definition of marriage should be left to each ... More >>

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    April 26, 2010

    Basketball Wives: Ochocinco Throws the Worst Parties Ever

    ​There are a slew of talented NFL players from Miami we usually don't care too much about on Riptide unless they happen to play for the Canes or the Dolphins. Chad Ochocinco is the big exception. He is, after all, the most interesting football player in the world. He's practically a hero to us. Bu ... More >>

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    April 1, 2010
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    March 19, 2010

    News Roundup: Heat Loses to Magic in Overtime

    Jackson Memorial Health System was granted an $80 million bailout from the city commission. [WSVN]A 19-year-old mother of two was shot in front of her children. Police are questioning the children's father and her brother. [Herald]South Florida lost nearly a third of its construction jobs ... More >>

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    March 19, 2010

    Miami Heat vs. Orlando Magic: Ten Points

    ​Last night, the Miami Heat lost 108-102 to the Orlando Magic in overtime, inspiring the following ten observations about the state of our b-ball team.1. Outside of Michael Beasley (on the nights Erik Spoelstra actually lets the kid play), Dwyane Wade is all alone.2. The Magic out-rebounded Miami ... More >>

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    March 4, 2010
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    March 1, 2010

    Miami Heat vs. Orlando Magic: Behind the Eight Ball

    ​Well, it's official. Dwyane Wade needs a crap-load of help. Sure it was great to see D-Wade back in action last night after being sidelined with a strained calf since February 17. But even with Wade doing his usual routine of denting asses in a single bound, the Miami Heat continued to suffer fro ... More >>

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    February 25, 2010
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    February 22, 2010

    Luke's Gospel: Fire Erik Spoelstra

    Image via Miami Heat/NBAEMiami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra.​Luther Campbell, AKA Uncle Luke, has never been shy about sharing his opinion. The former frontman for Miami's wonderfully raunchy rap act, 2 Live Crew, made history in 1992 when the U.S. Supreme Court confirmed his right to be as horn ... More >>

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    December 18, 2009

    News Roundup: Heat Melts Magic

    Turns out the Epic Hotel has not been completely cleared as the cause of Legionnaires' disease. [Herald]However, the disease might also be linked to the Liberty of the Seas cruise ship. [SFBJ]The Supreme Court of Florida has decided it's no longer legal to put shackles on kids in court. [JustNews]An ... More >>

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    October 31, 2009

    Former Heat Coach Stan Van Gundy Says F-You, Disembodied Voice!

    It's the weekend, so the best you're getting from the ole' Riptide sports desk is a repost of a repost.Check out this video of former Miami Heat coach Stan Van Gundy, a.k.a. The Master of Panic, showing complete disdain for his over-hyped, NBA-style introduction at the Orlando Magic's home opener. I ... More >>

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    October 29, 2009
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    June 3, 2009

    20-Cent Chicken Wings At 8-Oz. Burger Bar

    During the NBA Finals between the Orlando Magic and LA Kobes, 8 oz. Burger Bar's Alton Road and Ocean Drive locations will be offering chicken wings for twenty cents apiece -- and $3 draft beers. Seems as though 8-oz. may be suffering from some sort of Susan Boyle Syndrome -- the place wins the New ... More >>

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    April 9, 2009
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    March 31, 2009

    News Roundup

    LocalThe Sun-Sentinel's Ray Sanchez, the last US Journalist working in Cuba, is being called home. [Pulp]Police Chief John Timony wants the world to know that crime doesn't necessarily get worse in a bad economy, but please don't lay off any of his officers. [Reuters] It was actually something ... More >>

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    February 23, 2009

    News Roundup

    Oh, ZBT the UM frat caught up in another drug mess has been temporarily suspend. Police said pot and a pill for ADHD treatment (adderall?) were sold at the house. [JustNews]A Charlie Crist adviser,  Alan Mendelsohn, is linked to one of these many, many ponzi schemes. [Pulp]Marc Sarnoff is the n ... More >>

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    January 22, 2009

    Streak Busters

    The Heat hosts the red-hot Orlando Magic.

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    January 16, 2009

    Will the Heat's Turnaround Be as Miraculous as the Fins'?

    There really is something in the water lately that makes our pro sports teams stop being such gawd-awful municipal embarrassments. Last year, the Heat had its worse season since its inaugural year, which didn't help to ease the pain we were experiencing after the Fins' 1-15 season. Things have turne ... More >>

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    May 19, 2008

    Last Night: The Police Can't Get Arrested

    Ivon David Rojas THE POLICE CRUZAN AMPHITHEATRE SATURDAY, MAY 17, 2008 Better Than: What’s better than sitting in traffic for three hours? Somewhere in Palm Beach County there is a sadistic concert-hater who said, “I know, let’s close half of Southern Boulevard out by the Fairgrounds – t ... More >>

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