Like any standout who plays for her high school basketball team, Jaden Newman is receiving attention from college programs. The catch: Newman is just 9 years old, but that hasn't stopped the University of Miami women's basketball team from trying to recruit her. Newman made headlines earlier this ... More >>
Compared to the miles-wide F5 monsters that roar across the Kansas and Nebraska plains, Florida's tornadoes are usually quaint little dust devils that pop up momentarily and never get the space to grow into city-destroying catastrophes. Yet it's the Sunshine State's mini-twisters that are the deadl ... More >>
Chuck Wielgus has been the executive director of USA Swimming since 1997. During his tenure, about 100 coaches have been accused of alleged misconduct that has ranged from placing video cameras in swimmers' bathrooms to dealing steroids to molesting girls. A five-month New Times investigation into ... More >>
Former NFL star Darren Sharper will not be charged for allegedly raping a woman in Miami Beach. Prosecutors announced today that they'd drop the charges, in part because the victim did not file charges until three months after the alleged incident. Sharper however still faces similar charges in Ari ... More >>
For a while, Raonel Valdez was like the Chris Angel of Cuban-born delinquents, mind-freaking the criminal justice system with his ability to escape hard time. His bag of tricks may have finally come up empty. Yesterday, Valdez was booked into the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center (TGK) afte ... 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 >>
On Monday, Panamanian authorities seized a North Korean ship after they found possible Cuban missiles on board during a bizarre search that involved the captain having a heart attack and trying to commit suicide. Cuba now has issued a statement basically saying, "Oh yeah, those missiles? Guess tho ... More >>
Sixteen months ago, a Miami teenager carrying a cell phone, a pack of Skittles, and a soft drink was shot to death in his father's Central Florida town by a self-appointed neighborhood watchman. The case soon erupted into a referral on race -- because the victim, Trayvon Martin, was black and the sh ... More >>
For all the emphasis Miami places on looks, apparently as a city we aren't spending nearly enough time in the gym. According to the annual American Fitness Index, Miami ranks in the bottom ten of major American cities when it comes to keeping that booty in shape.
Hope you're psyched for Opening Day, Miami! Your hometown Marlins are off to a roaring start. If by "roaring," you mean they're tied for the worst record in baseball, have scored just 14 runs in six games, and are so desperate for a first-baseman they held open auditions yesterday, that is.Just in c ... More >>
"This ain't no Twitter beefin' or no online beef." Last night at the Beats By Dre's NBA All-Star Game finale party, Lil Wayne officially declared war on the Miami Heat. "You let them niggas know I'm from the streets," the Young Money maniac snarled. "Just take it to the motherfucking streets, nig ... More >>
Leave to Lil' Wayne to upstage the on court drama yesterday between the Miami Heat and Los Angeles Lakers. The rapper was sitting courtside of the big game, until he wasn't. No one's really sure what happened. Weezy said he was forced out by Heat security. The Heat organization said he left on his o ... More >>
The Sun-Sentinel is erecting a pay wall on April 9, so expect a mass exodus of readers who don't want to pony up five bucks a month for mostly routine local news.The once proud Fort Lauderdale-based daily is following the lead of other Tribune Co. owned newspapers like the Los Angeles Times, which i ... More >>
‚ÄčI'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 >>
‚Äč‚ÄčToday the voters of New Hampshire will trudge through miserable weather and vote for their preferred Republican candidate in the presidential primary. You are probably familiar with all of the folks running by now: Newty, Mittens, Sneezy, Grumpy, etc. If they look a bit pale and green around t ... More >>
Literally every major news source has been regurgitating the news of Starbucks new "Blonde" roast all week long; from the Miami Herald to Huff Post's Food Blog, to USA Today, the AP write up has been amazingly prolific regarding Starbucks "going blonde."Here's the issue -- I actually am a blo ... More >>
The California Whopper: Green and mean, but not lean.‚ÄčEver since Burger King dethroned their totally-creepy mascot, we've been wondering what's the next move for the Miami-based fast-food giant. Here's a, like, totally rad hint at the totally cool sandwich that BK is featuring, starting Monday -- ... More >>
‚ÄčNot even Burt Reynolds and his legendary mustache are immune to Florida's foreclosure fiasco. According to a lawsuit filed by Merrill Lynch Credit Corp., Reynolds hasn't made a mortgage payment on his multimillion-dollar mansion in Hobe Sound since August 2010. Not even the Bandit himse ... More >>
MTV Britney Madonna = Barf‚ÄčThe performances for the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards have been announced. And Crossfade is not impressed. Last week, when we broke down why the upcoming VMAs is a steaming hot turd, we already knew Lil Wayne would be on board, and would likely be performing his wet ... More >>
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‚ÄčFor a state that has had three teams combine to win a full third of the national championships awarded in the past 30 years, the college football teams of Florida are having a weird, wild and ultimately all-around disappointing year. Well, every team but the UCF Knights that is. Accordi ... More >>
Michael MillerCentral QB Rakeem Cato watches the game slip away from him en route to a 45-42 loss.‚ÄčThe ancient Greeks dubbed it hubristic downfall. In Kingsland, Georgia, its simply called humble pie.Whatever the name, the Miami Central Rockets were served a full plate on Friday night in a last-ga ... More >>
Fidel was not that dead during his interview on Cuban TV, analysts fear.This week, a nation was compelled to watch as a bearded egomaniac from an impoverished region took to live TV for an overblown announcement. LeBron schmebron. On Monday, the original self-proclaimed king with a six-foot-eight ... More >>
via Milan.Boer's Flickr/cc2.0The palm lined entrance to the Biltmore‚ÄčAre there any iconic Miami hotels that aren't having some sort of financial trouble at the moment? How about the historic Biltmore in Coral Gables? That's probably doing good, right? Oh, wait, the management companys owes the cit ... More >>
Riptide 2.0's regular sports commentator and FinsNation blogger Chris Joseph looks back at the top ten Miami sports moments of the decade. Low points like the Miami Dolphins crappy performance and the after-thought known as the Florida Panthers didn't make the cut. Sorry. ‚Äč10. Canes BaseballCoach ... More >>
It is probably for the best that respected newspapers such as¬†USA Today (at this point respected not because of journalistic integrity but because it's not on the total brink of bankruptcy and collapse) don't yet allow their journalists to inject snark into stories, but sometimes you can tell they ... More >>
Miami versus FSU rocked. Next up: Stanford.
"Cathartic" makes tragedy trite at Abba Fine Art
Fear and self-loathing at the Minority Report junket
Sex and the City author Candace Bushnell isn't Carrie Bradshaw. Like, really.
A much ballyhooed petition supporting a commercial airport in Homestead appears to be a sham
For years Miami Senior High School has fielded one of the best basketball teams in the nation. But getting into the record books has meant tossing out the rule books.
And to hell with life in Miami's black ghettos
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