The Miami Heat may be entering the NBA playoffs as a second seed, but they're tops in another set of standings. For the sixth time, LeBron James' jersey was the top seller in the league. The Miami Heat, meanwhile, sold more merchandise this season than any other team.
The fallout from New Times January investigation into Biogenesis, the Coral Gables anti-aging clinic tied to selling athletes performance enhancing drugs, looks ready to come to a head this week. Last night, USA Today reported that Major League Baseball was "prepared" to suspend eight players, inclu ... More >>
The fallout from our investigation of a little Coral Gables-based "anti-aging clinic" called Biogenesis continues. USA Today reports that Major League Baseball will announce the suspension of "about eight" linked to the PED-pushing clinic either tomorrow or Friday. Though, more shocking is that th ... More >>
Miami is chock full of more cocaine than a Mexican narco-piñata. And yet, the city's most dangerous drug may just be imaginary. According to an investigation by USA Today, Miami is the main staging ground for controversial ATF sting operations in which undercover agents trick suspects into plottin ... More >>
The Miami Hurricanes men's basketball team is now ranked third in the AP poll, the highest ranking ever in the team's history. Last week, the Canes were ranked 8th.The team continued on its unbeaten path in the ACC this week by knocking off both Boston College and North Carolina in home court blood ... More >>
The Miami Hurricanes basketball team has reached new heights: they're now the number eight team in the country according to the AP poll. The 'Canes have only been here once before, and that was way back in 1960 when they were also ranked 8th. It's the team's highest ranking since 1985.
Miami-based Burger King is cutting ties with a United Kingdom meat supplier found to be using horse meat to 'beef up' its products. Burgers from processors Liffey Meats and Silvercrest Foods in Ireland and Dalepak Hambleton in Britain tested positive for horse DNA, according to Reuters. Part-horse ... More >>
While there are plenty of talking heads doubtful that Al Golden's young Miami Hurricanes will even be able to win six games this season, old Howard Schnellenberger put down his pipe for a second, traveled down to Coral Gables, took one look at the team, and decided they were just about the best damn ... More >>
In what could be the second-largest trade in Major League Baseball history, reports are flying that the Marlins could be shipping stars Hanley Ramirez and Heath Bell to Boston in exchange for the Red Sox's Carl Crawford. USA Today is reporting the trade, and apparently the deal may come down to whet ... More >>
We all know the University of Miami's historic streak of having a football player taken in the first round of every single NFL draft between 1995 and 2008 is now a thing of the past, but an even longer streak may come to an end this year.Every single year since 1981 a player from either UM, UF or FS ... More >>
Big drama at two of Miami's best known hotels this weekend, as two iconic resorts had some dramatic shake-ups on the business side. The owners of the Eden Roc, a Miami Beach classic, are taking their management company to court. Meanwhile, the owners of the Setai, a member of the new guard of Miami ... More >>
Remember when the Marlins announced the roster of local artists they'd hired to spruce up their new Little Havana ballpark and everyone was all, "Yay! No Britto! Nice work, team." That enthusiasm was tempered as we got our first look at the iris-searing home run sculpture in left, a construction ... More >>
Micky Arison's Carnival Cruise Lines has another Mickey with a cruise empire about to encroach on its turf. Mickey Mouse that is. Disney Cruise Line has announced that beginning later this year, it will be sail ships out of the Port of Miami for the first time.
There's a media fight brewing in Miami between the old paper giant and the new local iteration of a quickly growing Internet media monster. Random Pixels blogger Bill Cooke, ever the keen-eyed instigator, noticed that the recently launched Huffington Post Miami was cribbing quite liberally from M ... More >>
Lest you think Miami Dolphins fans were being overdramatic in their disappointment that the team couldn't get a starting quarterback better than Chad Henne, we now have cold, hard rankings to back our whining. USA Today ranked all 32 teams' starting quarterbacks, and Henne came in 31st out of 32. ... More >>
"That voice just now-- what was it?"We like the idea that, in his final hours as the Florida Marlins manager, Edwin Rodriguez spent his time comforting relief pitchers who were terrified of ghosts. It'd be fitting for one of the youngest teams in baseball.
The store's logo. LeBron James isn't just a businessman; he's a business, man. Yes, the Miami Heat superstar isn't just building a legacy in Miami; he's building a business here too. James today announced plans to open a high-end lifestyle store called "Unknwn."
CNN, USA Today, and other media organizations got fooled.
via Alex PardeeThe new Heat mascot?We were led to believe that LeBron James was special. That he was bitching, a total frickin' rock star from Mars. That he had tiger blood and Adonis DNA. That he was some sort of basketball warlock. That his joining the Heat would mean, duh, WINNING! But that ha ... More >>
After an opening-day loss, a state championship will have to be enough for CentralWith state title rings on their fingers, it's hard to feel sorry for the Miami Central Rockets. Still, it bears remembering that Central was just one blown call away from a mythical national championship. After all, ... More >>
Michael E. MillerMiami Central: state champsThere is special providence in a last-second field goal.After losing its first game of the season in a heartbreaker in Georgia, Miami Central came full circle last night, defeating Orlando Dr. Phillips 42-27 for the first state football trophy in school ... More >>
Riki AltmanVegan restaurants in Miami are rare. For the most part, they cater to a granola-munching, Birkenstock-wearing demographic, but neglect the rest of us who just like to eat. Maybe veganism would be more widely accepted if it struck a balance between looking appetizing and providin ... More >>
USA Today sure had a big scoop splashed across its front page today. Apparently, everyone in America outside of Miami hates the Miami Heat. That's real breaking news there. Someone notify the Pulitzers.At least we did learn a few things. Like the fact that apparently people view the Miami Heat as ... More >>
Fast or Fat? Miami Central faces off against Georgia champs Camden CountyThey grow their boys a little bigger here in Georgia. But as our mother always told us, size doesn't matter. Right? The speedy Miami Central Rockets start their season tonight against the heavy (hitting) Camden County Wi ... More >>
Everyone's favorite crazy Miami-based ad agency, Crispin Porter Bogusky, has done a hell of a job selling Americans cheap dead cow meat patties and oily potato slices through its work for Burger King. Now the outside-of-the-box ad agency's next goal is to trick us into eating something nutritio ... More >>
It feels like only yesterday when Jacksonville locals Black Kids released their first single "I'm not going to teach your boyfriend how to dance with you" in April of '08. Since then, their debut album, Partie Traumatic, has reached worldwide acclaim, landing them the #5 spot of UK Album charts t ... More >>
Man it is cold out. ("How cold is it?") It's so cold that Gov. Crist has declared a state of emergency, so this isn't a joke. [CBS4]Scott Rothstein may be planning to enter a plea bargain, and pleading guilty. [JustNews]Five workers with Miami-Dade waster management were arrested after taking bribes ... More >>
The Epic Hotel, in its quest to be fancy, has killed a man and hospitalized two others. It installed a powerful water filtration system that actually filtered out chlorine and caused the bacteria responsible for Legionnaires' disease to grow. Four hundred guests were evacuated while the ho ... More >>
Residents in South Miami say they saw a "giant red-like, a huge intense red ball which flew," but police haven't found anything that fits the description. [CBS4]Here's an article that says Art Basel is a "boon" for the local art scene. [Herald]And here's an article that says it's effects on the ... More >>
Michael "Drunk Driving Godzilla" Gongora and Jorge Exposito have won the run-off elections for the Miami Beach Commission. [Herald]And Francis Suarez, son of former mayor Xavier Suarez, has won the run-off in Miami. In 5 days, when he's sworn in, the city will have 3 out of 5 commission seats filled ... More >>
Stocks soared yesterday (over 10,000!), but not for Miami Herald owner McClatchy. Revenue is down 23 percent from a year ago. [Bloomberg]Jaclyn Torrealba's mom pleas with youngsters to listen to their parents. [Crimesider]You know what just sounds so appetizing right now? A gator burger. Thankfully, ... More >>
Jaclyn Torrealba's father says he didn't consider DJ Seasunz to be her boyfriend, and said he tried to talk his daughter out of the relationship. He also doesn't believe the rumor that Torrealba had aborted a fetus conceived with Seasunz. [Crimesider]The Sun-Sentinel will become noticeably slimmer n ... More >>
LocalGeorge Novack, Jr., son of the Fontainebleau's original owner and a Ft. Lauderdale convention planner, was found beaten to death in his hotel room in New York City. [USAToday]A North Miami Beach imam is facing deportation, so he's reaching out to Kendrick Meek. [Herald]The express lanes on I95 ... More >>
Yesterday we broke some sort of heat record, and today we may do it again. [CBS4]Our five favorite congressmen (Wasserman Schultz, Meek, Ros-Lehtinen, and the Diaz-Balarts) will be heading off to meet with the president of Haiti. [USAToday]You know those charter schools that some politicians think a ... More >>
via Wiki CommonsCamp Delta in 2002According to a new USA Today/Gallup poll Americans overwhelmingly oppose the closure of the Gaunatanmo Bay detention camp by 65%. Only 32% favor closing the base down. 54% said they would actually be upset if the base closed, and 74% oppose its closure if it me ... More >>
LocalFather Lay Minister Cutié gave his first sermon as an Episcopalian, and apparently his old Church is a little pissed he's made such a big deal about the switch. [USAToday]No, but seriously. It's not a good week for the Catholic Church in Miami. They'll be closing 13 churches. [H ... More >>
Miami Beach hires one of the world's most well known architects, Frank Gehry, to design a new home for the New World Symphony. then it seriously asks him to reduce his fee. Gehry may leave the project. [Architect's Journal] Former Miami Beach Mayor and former jailbird Alex Daoud was  ... More >>
LocalThe race-based deal for the Marlins Stadium has crumbled before our eyes. [SFLTimes]USA Today notices that San Francisco, Miami, Minneapolis or Cleveland may soon be without a daily newspaper. This is sad because then they'll have to read USA Today. There's always the fine Village Voice Media p ... More >>
Virginia Tech savaged your Miami Hurricanes Basketballing squad 65-47 in the first round of the ACC tournament. Which means their NCAA tourny hopes are dead. The 'Canes started the season regularly ranked in the top 25, but slipped off the rankings with in the first month and never really recovered. ... More >>
As of the All-Star break, the hometown Marlins were four games better than their expansion rivals, the Colorado Rockies. Those were four expensive games.