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    October 7, 2014

    Norma Moreno Talks 2DopeBitches, YesJulz, and Runnin' the Club in the 305

    The first thing you should know about Norma Moreno is she loves Chinese food. Tonight, it's lo mein. And after a few bites, it's evident Norma is not rocking her gold fangs. "I guess I'm not into wearing them as much as I used to," she says. "They're kind of annoying too. I can't eat with them and ... More >>

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    April 18, 2014

    Miami Heat's Ten Most Dramatic Playoff Moments

    The NBA Playoffs begin Sunday for the Miami Heat against the Charlotte Bobcats, and lord knows it's not their first time at the dance. It will be the team's 18th appearance in their relatively young 26-year history. That of course has led to a lot of dramatic playoff moments. Here are our picks for ... More >>

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    August 15, 2013

    Florida Crossfit Instructor Shot To Death In the Middle of Class

    Richard Millsap's friends say his dream was to open a Crossfit gym where anyone could get ripped -- or at least lose a few pounds -- even if they couldn't afford the program. The muscle-bound 33-year-old made that goal a reality last March, renting out a warehouse in Winter Garden for an outpost of ... More >>

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    April 15, 2013

    Heat Breaks Franchise Record for Home Wins, Beats Bulls 105-93

    LeBron James scored 24 points and Dwyane Wade had 22, leading the Heat to a 105-93 victory over the Chicago Bulls Sunday. The win moved Miami to 36-4, breaking the prior record of 35-6 set by the 2004-05 Heat.Chalmers and Birdman Andersen both scored 15 in the win, while Carlos Boozer finished with ... More >>

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    March 29, 2013

    Obama: "Florida Is the Center of Basketball"

    President Barack Obama was in Miami today to talk up one his favorite subjects: spending on infrastructure. Nothing particularly groundbreaking there.Though, you can bet the Chicago Bulls fan certainly had something to say about his team snapping the Heat's epic win streak.

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    March 16, 2013

    Ten Raver Tips on How to Dress for Ultra 2013

    They danced. They rolled. They yelled: Glitter! Yes, these are ten talkative fashionistas of Ultra Music Festival 2013. Certainly, there were some better dressed, and others more sensibly garbed. But the following folks found during night one of 2013's three-day shit fest -- they were the ones who ... More >>

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    October 25, 2012
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    July 26, 2012
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    December 7, 2011

    Full Miami Heat Schedule Released, Celtics Coming to Town for Home Opener

    ​Thanks to the lockout, there are 16 games fewer than usual, but the NBA has finally released the schedule for its shortened, 66-game season. As everyone already knows, the Heat will open with a Christmas Day rematch against the Dallas Mavericks. The Heat's home opener will go down two days la ... More >>

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    July 14, 2011
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    July 12, 2011

    Wiz Khalifa Broke Hip-Hop Code

    Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness once 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 explains why Wiz Khalifa shouldn't settle for Kanye West's sloppy seconds.Wiz Khalifa needs to have his head examined. The b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2011

    Shaq Finally Retires from Basketball

    ​As the Miami Heat are on the hunt for the second NBA Championship, the big man who helped them secure their first has announced his retirement from professional basketball. After 19 seasons in the NBA, four championships rings, 15 trips to the All-Star Game, an MVP award and six teams, Shaquille ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2011

    Heat Vs. Magic: Camarena Tequila Sides With the Disneyheads

    ​LeBron James's Miami Heat takes on Dwight Howard's Orlando Magic at the American Airlines Arena tonight in a game likely to prove whether the Heat can actually play with the big ballers. The team lost to the Knicks this week and is developing a habit of losing to top teams. How can ... More >>

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    January 13, 2011

    Clippers Snap Miami Heat's Winning Streak

    ​In 1989, the Miami Heat snapped it's 17-game losing streak by defeating the L.A. Clippers, and earning the franchise its first ever win. Last night, the Clippers snapped the Heat's 13-consecutive road wins streak, beating the Heat 111 - 105 at the Staples Center. Synergy? Coincidence? Or..... KAR ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2011

    The Dirty Dozen: Heat Win Twelfth Consecutive Road Game in Thriller

    Killin' deer... Like a Bosh!​The Miami Heat and their consecutive road win streak were almost done in by a giant and a hobbit. But the Heat managed to keep their bearings and survived a tenacious Milwaukee Bucks in a 101-95 overtime victory. Seven-foot center Andrew Bogut grabbed 27 rebounds ... More >>

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    December 30, 2010

    Miami Heat Had the Best Month Ever

    ​Back in October (when NBA championships are totally decided), ESPN columnist and consummate Heat Dick-Biter, Bill Simmons, wrote that the Big Three's biggest problem will be when they hit the road, because everyone hates them and that makes them all sad: I could see the Heat running the slate [ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2010

    Miami Heat See Huge Spike in Ticket Sales This Season, But NBA Sales Overall are Down

    ​This shouldn't be much of a surprise considering the team went from a one-man show to the sports world's favorite three-headed demon, but the Miami Heat have seen the greatest boost in ticket sales so far this season across the league. What is surprising is that the NBA as a whole has seen overal ... More >>

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    December 6, 2010

    Heat-hating Journalists Now Dumping on 8-Year-Old LeBron Fan

    How much does the media outside Miami absolutely hate the Miami Heat? So much that they're raining on the parade of an 8-year-old boy who got to meet the players as part of a special birthday present. In fact, they're completely ignoring facts to paint this kid as a front-running fan with "terrible ... More >>

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    October 29, 2010

    Thousands Expected to Protest Before Tonight's Heat Game

    ​Tonight's home opener of the newly stacked Miami Heat should be one of those rare sports moments that brings the entire Miami community together, but as per usual the city has too much dirty laundry to show a truly united front. Instead, the scene outside American Airlines Arena will be marred by ... More >>

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    October 27, 2010

    Dwyane Wade Endorses Kendrick Meek

    ​Going into the final days of the election Democrat Kendrick Meek needs something huge to propel his senate campaign to victory. Getting Miami Heat superstar Dwyane Wade to send out a fundraising letter on his behalf may not be enough, but it certainly can't hurt (assuming Orlando Magic fans don't ... More >>

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    October 26, 2010

    Computers: Miami Heat Has 100 Percent Chance of Making Playoffs

    ​The NBA regular season kicks off tonight with the Miami Heat taking on the Boston Celetics. Those 82 games seem to be just a formality for the Heat, because AccuScore's jocky computers have declared that without even 0.1 percent of a doubt, the team will make the playoffs. Though AccuScore&n ... More >>

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    October 21, 2010
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    October 11, 2010

    LeBron James Hosting Trilogy Party at Mansion October 29

    ​LeBron James has been pretty vocal about his infatuation with his new home. He has tweeted his admiration for Barton G, his attendance at the recent Drake concert, and even gave a little love to Booker T. Washington High School. We should have known from the moment he said he would join the ... More >>

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    September 16, 2010

    Dwight Howard Wants Baby Mama and Basketball Wives Star Royce Reed to Pay Up $500 Million

    Royce Reed in her signature thrusting pose​Despite the fact Royce Reed is a former Miami Heat dancer and current star of Miami based train wreck Basketball Wives, she's perhaps best known for being basketball star Dwight Howard's baby mama. The two haven't been on good turns since the birth of the ... More >>

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    August 4, 2010

    Miami Heat To Start Season in Boston, Face Lakers on Christmas Day

    ​The Three Kings will start their quest to utterly destroy all other NBA teams with their awesomeness in Boston. The NBA leaked parts of its 2010-11 schedule last night, and it has the Miami Heat opening their season against the defending Eastern Conference Champion Boston Celtics. And, in a game ... More >>

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    July 27, 2010

    Florida Sports Arenas Flunk Health Inspections

    Grilled chicken sandwich at Sun it safe?​ESPN's Outside the Lines has collected health department inspection reports for food and beverage vendors at 107 MLB, NBA, NHL, and NFL sports arenas in the United States and Canada. Each arena's percentages of "critical violations" were tallied - ... More >>

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    July 21, 2010

    Miami Heat Lands the Prized Free Agent of 1996

    ​Even after 14 long years, Pat Riley is a man who gets what he wants. Why? Because he's Pat Frickin' Riley, that's why. The Miami Heat signed free agent forward Juwan Howard yesterday to the veteran's minimum of $1.4 million. Back in 1996, and with much fanfare, Howard signed a $101 million deal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2010

    Poll Shows Few Floridians Are Excited About LeBron James, Heat Fans are More Liberal than Magic Fans and Other Weird Things

    ​Public Policy Polling, which usually concerns itself with political matters, has a kind of bonkers new poll out concerning the state of the NBA in Florida. Of course the poll centers around LeBron James, and it turns out that Floridians outside of South Florida could care less about James. T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2010

    Pat Riley Wants to Coach Again? Watch Your Back, Spoelstra

    ​It might be a while before we get complete confirmation that Dwyane Wade will again sign on the dotted line for the Heat, but president Pat Riley has extended his own contract. No big surprise there, but he's also open to extending his career as a coach. Watch your back, Erik Spoelstra. "I'l ... More >>

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    April 12, 2010

    Basketball Wives Episode One: Bad Blood and Booty Shaking

    ​Hollywood may still have problems finding complicated roles for women of a certain age, but it is a golden age on reality TV for ladies over the age of 30 (who want to act like 12 year olds). While Miami may never get its own Real Housewives franchise on Bravo, VH1 hit us last night with the prem ... More >>

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    December 17, 2009
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    June 15, 2009

    In Classy Show of Humility, Shaq Offers to Taste Kobe Bryant's Ass

    Before the NBA Finals began, there were quite a few columns written about this Magic-Lakers series being haunted by the Ghost of Shaquille O'Neal -- you know, because the former Miami fixture played for both teams and has had such a contentious history with Kobe Bryant. Seemed like a bit of a reach ... More >>

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    June 11, 2009

    Give Thanks -- You Almost Got Stuck Rooting for the Florida Flamingos

    All team names are far from created equal. Some basic math: Celtics > Raptors; Red Sox > Devil Rays; Colts > Texans; and everyone on a field, rink, or pitch outside of Anaheim laughed their asses off at the Mighty Ducks until they wised up and lost the Disney adjective a few years ago.via Wikimedia ... More >>

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    May 5, 2009

    From the Desk of Patrick James Riley

    Dear Chicago, please trade us Derrick Rose for Michael Beasley...Dear Memphis, please trade us O.J. Mayo for Michael Beasley...Dear New Jersey, please trade us Brook Lopez for Michael Beasley...Dear Minnesota, please trade us Kevin Love for Michael Beasley...Dear L.A. (no, the other L.A.), please tr ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 13, 2008

    Raiders of the Lost Season

    The Heat keeps finding ways to lose.

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    April 19, 2007

    Big-Bucks Benchwarmer

    A straight-from-high-school phenom stays intimate with the Heat bench

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    November 23, 2006
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    March 16, 2000

    On the Block

    In an act of audacious short-sightedness, Miami is offering its finest bayfront property to the highest bidder

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    March 2, 2000

    A Shakey Machine

    FIU hoops coach Shakey Rodriguez has surrounded himself with coaches and players with bad raps and worse reps -- and it's a losing combination

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    January 2, 1997
  • Music

    June 1, 1994

    That Championship Season

    Music, movies, TV -- everybody's following the bouncing ball

  • Film

    February 23, 1994
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    January 12, 1994
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    December 15, 1993

    A Fan's Notes

    Go Marlins! Go Panthers! Go Heat! Go to hell.