When LeBron James announced he'd be heading back to Cleveland, most high profile Floridians responded with understanding and a gratefulness for what he accomplished here. Governor Rick Scott, of all people, was one of the lone exceptions. In a cheap campaign attack that is as insulting to Floridia ... More >>
Well, as local fans we went through one of the most surreal sports experiences of all time, got four trips to the NBA Finals and two championships out of it, and now it's all over. LeBron James has picked the path of the prodigal son and is taking his talents back to Cleveland. Which likely means Ch ... More >>
Moët Hennessy's The Q at the South Beach Wine & Food Festival promises to kick off this year's festivities with style. Tonight, from 7 to 10 p.m., not only will attendees be able to sample the best barbecue and sides from 40 of the nation's top chefs, but they'll be able to wash it down with cockt ... More >>
The mere mention of a specific year can mean so much to a sports fan. Say 1986 to a Mets fan, they think Bill Buckner. In Boston, 2004 will always be the year the Red Sox broke the "Curse of the Bambino." Here in South Florida, 1972 might as well read "Undefeated." Good or bad, a memorable sports ... More >>
So it hurt when Miley Cyrus ducked out of a planned party at Miami Beach's Fontainebleau to hang out with Ryan Seacrest on New Year's Eve. But now a company run by the emir of Dubai has sold a stake in the hotel that it bought for $375 million in 2008. Jeffrey Soffer, daytime gossip mag regular an ... More >>
Apparently it's more controversial in America to call a white man a racist than it is to call a black man a "n*gger." When it came to light that Richie Incognito had relentlessly bullied Jonathan Martin to the point he walked out of Dolphins facilities to seek help, the word from inside NFL locker ... More >>
Seantrel Henderson came to the Miami Hurricanes as one of the most celebrated and heavily recruited offensive tackles. In Sunday's game against Georgia Tech, Henderson sat out the game -- yet again -- for unspecified team rules violations, and it looked like the Canes hardly missed him. His colleg ... More >>
Those Taiwanese animators move fast. News of the bizarre "double catfishing" involving the Miami Heat's Chris "Birdman" Andersen only broke late yesterday afternoon, and they've already gone and animated the thing. The bizarre video features Andersen portrayed as Big Bird, naturally. See also: Heat ... More >>
"Bad boy" Dennis Rodman is hell-bent on making the world a better place -- one loony dictator and one cocktail at a time. Most recently, the former basketball player, wrestler, actor, and bridal gown model told Sports Illustrated he should receive a Nobel Peace Prize for his unlikely friendship wi ... 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 looks back on the year the Apocalypse didn't happen.The world won't end in 2012. Why? Because LeBron James still has more NBA cha ... More >>
Fair not, 'Canes fans. Despite another round of rumors that a school was interested in poaching head coach Al Golden, the man in the orange tie has once again reconfirmed his commitment to the Coral Gables school. Rumors were floating as early as last week that Golden was being considered in th ... More >>
Perhaps FIU's surprise firing of Mario Cristobal this morning makes a little bit more sense now. Butch Davis, the man who helped rebuild the Miami Hurricanes in the late '90s, is rumored to be the top candidate for the job.
The University of Miami may be at the center of the Nevin Shapiro scandal, but it's not the only school that has had to deal with the fallout. That's because several coaches and staffers have since moved on to other programs.Today, University of Florida wide receivers coach and recruiting coordinato ... More >>
This week's New Times cover story is a profile of enigmatic former Miami Dolphins superstar running back Ricky Williams, who retired from football for the second time at the end of last season. These days, he administers spiritual sessions in South Florida and around the world. I attended one of the ... More >>
Last night the Oklahoma City Thunder's staff introduced the Miami Heat to the sounds of Star Wars' "Imperial March." They intended it as some sort of cheap swipe. I couldn't help but chuckle. After all, I've been rooting for a team that's incorporated Darth Vader's theme music into their game day tr ... More >>
In a serious bid to bolster their Hard Knocks reality show ratings -- and an outside chance to firm up the wide receiver position a little -- the Miami Dolphins reportedly signed hometown class clown Chad Ochocinco last night. Ochocinco celebrated the best way he knew how: Updating his Twitter avata ... More >>
We might have been a bit grossed out by the amount of borderline-pervy attention Lauren Tannehill, the wife of Dolphins' first-round pick Ryan Tannehill, received after draft day, but apparently she wasn't. She may or may not have already shot a photo spread for Maxim. However, as far as Maxim photo ... More >>
It's been more than a week since Ryan Tannehill officially became the Dolphins QB of the future. The pick was supposed to inspire excitement in the Dolphins fan base, but so far it has mostly caused excitement in the pants of geeky sportswriters across the web. That is, of course, thanks to his wife ... More >>
I'm usually the quiet guy at the computer frying his retinas when coworkers discuss the previous night's SportsCenter reruns. But I'm a news junkie, so I knew a bunch of Gen Xers kneeling at their cubicles last week didn't mean they were starting a prayer meetup.They were instead mimicking God-fe ... More >>
Photo by Sayre BermanSee the full 32-photo U2 at Sun Life Stadium slideshow. U2's 360° Tour With Florence and the Machine Sun Life Stadium Wednesday, June 29, 2011 Better Than: The Black Eyed Peas at the 45th battle for the Vince Lombardi Trophy. On February 3, 2002, U2 played the Super Bowl ... More >>
After last night's humiliating loss, it's hard to muster evidence that the Miami Heat is number one in much of anything right now, but it might be the best-dressed team in the NBA. No, we're not talking about the uniforms. Sports Illustrated polled 137 current NBA players as to who has the best o ... More >>
While the Dolphins brass continues to damn Chad Henne with the faintest of praise, the team appears to be looking for a real quarterback solution during the off-season. With the Dolphins having only the 15th pick in the draft, a rookie QB might not be the answer, so rumor has it they might turn t ... More >>
Chubby radio ranter Rush Limbaugh called out First Lady Michelle Obama for eating ribs with her daughters while on a ski break in Vail, Colorado. Rush said that while the nation's number one mom wants everyone to "basically eat cardboard and tofu. No calories, no fat, no nothing -- gotta sto ... More >>
According to Photoshop, this guy is the next coach of The UBreaking news: Nothing happened in a meeting between University of Miami Athletic Director Kirby Hocutt and ESPN Monday Night Football analysts Jon Gruden this morning.The Miami Herald is reporting that The U will not be making any head c ... More >>
A Great Dane, A Christie Brinkley: Notice the Difference?Last Friday, 64-year-old Armand M. Pacher of Aventura was arrested for suspicion of having sex with his female Great Dane. Pacher's lawyer says the whole thing is a miscommunication started by a bad joke. It doesn't help his case any, thoug ... More >>
"The Rock is going to lay the smacketh down on your candy ass!"Dwayne "the Rock" Johnson catapulted out of professional wrestling and into the mainstream in a way few wrestlers have, and he hasn't looked back. I mean, why humiliate yourself prancing around in tights on cable television when you c ... More >>
Finally, the Miami Hurricanes have actually benefited from some recruiting drama. Five-star recruit Latwan Anderson has decided to switch his commitment to the team. Ranked the 15th best player in his class by Rivals.com, the defensive back originally committed to West Virginia but never inked with ... More >>
via Wikimedia CommonsShortly before 7:30 p.m. last night, a sparse crowd gathered outside the entrance to the freshly renovated $5 million U.S. Century Bank Arena at Florida International University's south campus.A bald man with a goatee wearing a navy blue FIU t-shirt talking to three other Gol ... More >>
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Nick McDonell, son of Terry, has floored the literary world and caught Hollywood's eye. Now he's ready for college.
The feds suspect that Tony Martin, Miami native and NFL star, helped his childhood pal launder drug proceeds
Boxing isn't just a hobby to Hank Kaplan. It's an obsession. Which is why he's the sport's foremost expert.
Miami police say Miami Herald sportswriter Dan Le Batard got drunk and disorderly at a Grove eatery