Julia Dale sang the National Anthem, the crowd chanted "Seven Nation Army," and fire shot into the sky as the players were introduced to ear-piercing applause. Everything was going according to plan, the NBA Finals were back in Miami, and the Heat's home was hype with excitement. Then the San Anton ... More >>
An officer on patrol in suburban Virginia Gardens last week noticed "the distinct and unique odor of unburnt cannabis" coming from a parked 2000 Mercury Grand Marquis. Like any good weed-smelling cop, he stopped to investigate. In the driver's seat, he found 23-year-old Luke Bray, a redshirt seni ... More >>
Some MLB team's fan bases cover entire states if not large regions of the country. Most are at least the most popular team in every county in their home metro-area. Of course, the Marlins are not like most MLB teams. The Fish have one of the smallest geographical fan footprints according to a new ... More >>
David Beckham himself commented on reports that he's pursuing an MLS team in Miami, noting that it's "something I'm very interested in" during a live Facebook event from London today. Which gave a writer at Yahoo!'s Eurosports blog the opportunity to declare Miami the worst sports town in America ... More >>
Now is the season of Miami's discontent, thanks to our terrible local teams. The Dolphins are a joke. The Marlins are even worse than last year. The University of Miami Hurricanes aren't much better, losing to Kansas State by 39 points. The Florida Panthers are locked out. And South Florida's one ch ... More >>
Today, for better or worse, the Miami market has teams in each of the big four major leagues. It wasn't always that way, though, and besides the Dolphins, Heat, Marlins, and Panthers, several other professional sports teams have called Miami home. In fact, the Magic City's colorful pro spo ... More >>
Twenty years ago, the state government passed a law that sounded good on a very simple, surface level: all sports facilities that receive public funding must be used as homeless shelters when not in use. Of course, since the law went into effect not a single arena or stadium in the state has been ... More >>
When reports surfaced Saturday that Florida Panthers enforcer Krys Barch was ejected from the game for using a racial slur against Montreal Canadiens player P.K. Subban, a Canadian-native with Jamaican parents, everyone just sort of assumed Barch had dropped a N-bomb or something equally vile. Ba ... More >>
A tip for all you would-be cocaine kingpins: When the FBI catches you off the coast of Colombia with more than 800 pounds of yeyo stashed in your boat, do not argue that "there is nothing wrong with cocaine trafficking." That's exactly the tact John Philip Stirling, a 60-year-old Canadian captain ... More >>
Florida's two best Division I FBS teams outside the big six conferences (or what's left of them -- sorry, USF) entered FIU Stadium undefeated this past Saturday. Only one left with a perfect record. The Golden Panthers engineered a mild 17-10 upset over UCF and remained hot after last w ... 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 >>
Next season's Panther's uniforms?Just in case you thought corporate douchebaggery couldn't get any worse than the carousel of inane names for the ex-Joe Robbie Stadium -- Landshark Stadium anyone? -- the Florida Panthers are here to remind us that the limits of corporate whoredom are ever-expandi ... More >>
The Miami blue butterfly is one of the very few species that is only found in Southern Florida, but finding them have become increasingly rare. Once thought to have been completely killed off by Hurricane Andrew, a small population of about 50 was found in 1999. Efforts have been made to grow the ... More >>
Despite passing a physical with Dolphins physicians and some apparent mutual interest, it seems that Jeremy Shockey won't be suiting up in Orange and Aqua next year. According to the AP, he's agreed to join the Carolina Panthers, who despite the best efforts of the 'Fins last season, actually had ... More >>
With Dan Henning out, the Dolphins' next order of off-season business is securing a new offensive coordinator. One of the names apparently on the shortlist is Rob Chudzinski, who should be no stranger to local sporting fans. He served as the offensive coordinator for two seasons with the Miami Hu ... More >>
viaAfter 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 >>
Grilled chicken sandwich at Sun Life...is 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 >>
The Panthers aren't exactly having the finest season on ice. They choked away their third game in a row last night, dropping to 10-12-4, good for the third-worst record in the Eastern Conference.But it wasn't the 4-3, last-second loss to the Thrashers last night that stung like a Paula Deen ham to t ... More >>
The Cats hope to exorcise the Devils.
The Senators come to town with a taste for victory.
One man's search to restore rare blossoms to their historic Florida home
Sometimes Love Just Aint Enough
NHL 2K7 looks pretty but fails to light the lamp
Selected events for the week of December 8, 2005
Kristian Huselius and Andreas Lilja
So that's why it's called copy!
From deep within the Miami Police Department comes a convoluted tale of sketchy videotape, allegations of official misconduct, and two tickets to the Stanley Cup finals
Interested in Miami's new minor-league hockey team? Prepare to shell out big bucks.
Go Marlins! Go Panthers! Go Heat! Go to hell.