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Miami Dolphins Schedule: 5 Most Interesting Storylines

Miami Dolphins Schedule: 5 Most Interesting Storylines

The Miami Dolphins schedule was released last week, and it is riddled with interesting matchups. The Dolphins are getting two primetime games, along with several more that may be nationally televised. Wk1 - PatriotsWk2 - @ RavensW3 - BillsWk4 - @ Bengals (TNF)Wk5 - @ JetsWk6 - Vikings Wk7 - Steelers (SNF)Wk8 - @ LionsWk9 ...
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Can Jimmy Butler and the Heat go all the way?

Can Jimmy Butler and the Heat go all the way?

The Eastern Conference Finals began Tuesday night with Game 1 between the Boston Celtics and the Miami Heat. What started as a close game and the Celtics ahead, ended with complete second-half domination by Jimmy Butler and the Heat. Butler led Miami to a 118-107 victory thanks to his massive stat line. The Miami superstar ...
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Mateo's Hoops Diary: Jimmy Butler Channeling Dwyane Wade

Mateo’s Hoops Diary: Jimmy Butler Channeling Dwyane Wade

As Jimmy Butler squared up at the free-throw line for his 17th and 18th attempts of the night, I wondered if the audience inside FTX Arena would shower him with roses. Miami was minutes away from a comeback win inspired by their marquee guy who had 40+ points in the playoffs for the fifth time ...
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5 takeaways from Panthers Game 1 loss to Lightning

5 takeaways from Panthers Game 1 loss to Lightning

SUNRISE - The Battle of Florida got revived for its 2022 edition on Tuesday night.  The Panthers played host to the Lightning in Game 1 of round 2. Florida had the upper edge 5-on-5 but the ever deadly Lightning power play made Florida pay, again, tonight in Sunrsie.  The Lightning took Game 1 by a ...
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Battle of Florida Round 2: Series Preview

Battle of Florida Round 2: Series Preview

For the first time in 26 years, the Panthers are on to the second round. After a hard fought series with the Washington Capitals, the road only gets tougher for the cats. The good news is that they finally got over the mental hurdle of winning a playoff series. Now, they must get over another mental ...
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5 Keys to Panthers-Lightning series

5 Keys to Panthers-Lightning series

One year after losing to the Tampa Bay Lightning in the first round of the playoffs, the Florida Panthers are back, looking for revenge in the second round of the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs.  The Battle of Florida part 2 is here, can the Panthers come out on top? Here are my five keys to ...
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Marlins fans can be part of the solution but are part of the problem

Marlins fans can be part of the solution but are part of the problem

It’s amazing to look back and realize that South Florida has had Major League Baseball in its backyard for 30 years. 30 seasons, four ownership regimes, three memorable playoff appearances, and two championships. One of those championships was being celebrated this past weekend in a series against the Milwaukee Brewers, managed by the very man ...
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Mateo's Hoops Diary: Down Goes Philly

Mateo’s Hoops Diary: Down Goes Philly

True to form, Doc Rivers’ team got schooled in their building.  The first signs of the Philadelphia unfaithful turning on the team were midway through the third quarter as they booed the embarrassment inflicted on their eyes.  Embiid hit the ground more than a soldier trying to evade gunfire.   The Beard looked like he ...
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What’s Wrong with the Panthers’ Special Teams?

What’s Wrong with the Panthers’ Special Teams?

The Florida Panthers are in a dogfight of a first round. Currently up 3-2 in the series, the games have been far more competitive than many expected. The strange thing, however, is that the Panthers are dominating Washington at even strength. So far in the series, the Panthers are outscoring the capitals 15-8 at even strength ...
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Florida Panthers head into Game 5 tied 2-2 despite visible concerns in the series

Florida Panthers head into Game 5 tied 2-2 despite visible concerns in the series

With the series tied at 2-2, Florida still has visible issues that could be the difference of winning or losing this series Finishing the regular season atop the league standings had many onlookers heavily favoring the Florida Panthers in their first round matchup against the Washington Capitals.  Washington, who came off of a Stanley Cup ...
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Way too early 2023 Mock Draft

Way too early 2023 Mock Draft

The 2022 NFL Draft has ended, and it was a turbulent one. Now, it's time for a way too early 2023 NFL Mock Draft. 2023 NFL Mock Draft Pick 1: Texans – Will Anderson EDGE I’m sorry Texans’ fans, no QB here. You guys are getting Will Anderson, a once-in-a-generation player. Just for reference, Will Anderson ...
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Miami Grand Prix Coverage | Hitting the Apex

Miami Grand Prix Coverage | Hitting the Apex

No one covered the Miami Grand Prix in Miami like Hitting the Apex on 5 Reasons Sports. Here is the week's content. Thursday Friendship and Formula 1 at the Miami Grand Prix | Hitting the Apex The Calm Before the Storm | Hitting the Apex Friday Miami’s Mecca of Sport | Hitting the Apex Meet ...
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The Madness of Formula 1 Race Week in Miami | Hitting the Apex

The Madness of Formula 1 Race Week in Miami | Hitting the Apex

Covering a Formula 1 weekend has a cadence to it. The week starts properly on Thursday, where you can get access to the Media Center. From there, everything gets increasingly serious. Thursday The only set thing on the schedule was a workshop followed by a track tour. The workshop was critical for someone such as ...
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The Miami Grand Prix - Max Masterclass | Hitting the Apex

The Miami Grand Prix – Max Masterclass | Hitting the Apex

Finally, after all the build-up, the race. It's kind of weird to have a sporting event after all the side shows surrounding it. But the race is the reason we're here. The last act in a play. The Media Centre gets very empty about an hour before the race, as those with grid access can ...
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How Often Do You Look at a Man's Shoes? - The Tires Powering Formula 1 | Hitting the Apex

How Often Do You Look at a Man’s Shoes? – The Tires Powering Formula 1 | Hitting the Apex

Formula 1 is widely considered the highest form of Motorsport. This is due to the extreme engineering, the financial outlay, and the caliber of drives. But how often do you think about the tires? And yes, I'm aware in Formula 1, they tend to adopt the British spelling of "tyres," but I'm proudly American, so ...
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Inside a Formula 1 Paddock | Hitting the Apex

Inside a Formula 1 Paddock | Hitting the Apex

A Formula 1 paddock is a fascinating place. An imperfect an analogy is it closely resembles a mullet: Business in the front, party in the back. The paddock sits behind the garage, where cars are serviced. In the front, the garage opens up the pit lane, where serious business happens. But in the paddock area ...
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