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Launching Pad: Bam's Brilliance, Goran's Gadget, Heat Rookies Rolling

Launching Pad: Bam’s Brilliance, Goran’s Gadget, Heat Rookies Rolling

/ / Basketball, South Florida
Welcome to The Launching Pad, a weekly roundup of Miami Heat basketball. Who’s playing well, and who should pick it up? What numbers should you be watching? What was that beautiful play Miami ran in the second quarter? You can find all of it here, every Monday. The Stats (Weekly stats in parentheses) • Record: 6-3 (2-2, ...
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Three Yards Per Carry College QB TRACKER

Three Yards Per Carry College QB TRACKER

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November 5th, 2019 Tua Tagovailoa vs LSU Stats: Happy #Tuasday. Just for a treat, and because I get this question/comment sometimes about how odd it looks that Tua Tagovailoa throws lefty, I went ahead and flipped this video around to make him righty. Maybe it’ll make it easier on your eyes a bit? pic.twitter.com/FqLFB035A5— Chris ...
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Wise Man, Dumb Decisions: Developing The G League

Wise Man, Dumb Decisions: Developing The G League

James Wiseman is one of the most intriguing and versatile big man prospects to be recruited since Anthony Davis. But none of that will matter, because this happened: The NCAA has ruled Memphis F/C James Wiseman -- the possible No. 1 overall pick in 2020 NBA Draft -- ineligible, his lawyers said in Memphis.— Adrian ...
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Five Reasons, Five Deals: Who's Moving?

Five Reasons, Five Deals: Who’s Moving?

This has been quite the offseason, hasn't it? We saw Zion Williamson go #1 overall to the New Orleans Pelicans, an injured Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving spurn the New York Knicks for the upstart Brooklyn Nets, reigning NBA Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard and Paul George team up with the Los Angeles Clippers, Russell Westbrook ...
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Guts Check: Head over Heels for Miami Heat's Jimmy Butler

Guts Check: Head over Heels for Miami Heat’s Jimmy Butler

/ / Basketball, South Florida
Welcome back to Guts Check. A weekly Miami Heat column aimed at bringing readers my perspective on all the hot topics surrounding the team. You can expect a regular balance of sourced information, analysis and an expression of the soul of the Heat fan base. In the name of Trusting the Spocess, let’s call these ...
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Player development key to Manny Diaz tenure in Miami

Player development key to Manny Diaz tenure in Miami

/ / Football
The Miami Hurricanes are coming off a high after two straight impressive road wins at Pittsburgh and Florida State. They have already impressed before when they defeated ranked Virginia but that came before the Georgia Tech loss. "We'd be very foolish, given some of our past performances, to think we've got everything figured out,” Miami ...
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This Miami Heat team feels V E R Y different

This Miami Heat team feels V E R Y different

/ / South Florida
Well this has just gotten off to a ridiculous start hasn't it? The Miami Heat early in this season have probably been the best story in the NBA. The team had an off-season with substantial turnover for the first time in quite a few seasons and it resulted in the injection of a lot of ...
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Some fans question the tanking objective. (Tony Capobianco for Five Reasons Sports)

Dolphins’ victory worth celebrating despite draft implications

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It’s OK, Dolphins fans, to take a much-needed victory lap. And a brief break from fixating on next year’s draft. Everyone’s psyche in South Florida needed that 26-18 win against the New York Jets, perhaps as much as the Dolphins can use the first overall pick in 2020. No matter how much one may have ...
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Canes Chances of Winning the ACC Coastal are Slim

Canes Chances of Winning the ACC Coastal are Slim

/ / South Florida
Note: Photo courtesy of Tony Capobianco. Two weeks ago, when Miami fell to Georgia Tech, ACC Coastal dreams were a distant memory. A win over Pitt and a dominant destruction of Florida State has Canes fans getting out their abaci to try and calculate their ACC Coastal odds. Unfortunately, the Canes winning the ACC Coastal ...
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Guts Check: Introduction + Early Miami Heat Observations

Guts Check: Introduction + Early Miami Heat Observations

/ / South Florida
Welcome to the first edition of Guts Check. A weekly column aimed at bringing readers my perspective on all the hot topics surrounding the Miami Heat. You can expect a regular balance of intel, analysis and a window into the mind of the fan base. Hopefully it can develop into a weekly thermometer of just ...
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Miami Dolphins coach Brian Flores

Coaching separating Miami Dolphins from worst of the worst

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The Miami Dolphins did everything they could to deprive the roster of talent for 2019. They traded almost every player with any possible value for draft picks, gearing up for 2020 and beyond. So far, things have gone according to plan. Miami is 0-6 (possibly 0-7 after Monday Night Football) and racing towards the first ...
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Dan Marino

Dolphins dissed again as Dan Marino ranks 41st on NFL Game Changers

/ / South Florida
It's no secret that the national media has a bias against all things Miami. It doesn't matter if it's the Dolphins, the Heat, or the Marlins. Media members have called for action to be taken against the Dolphins for their apparent tanking efforts. Meanwhile, those same media members are saying teams like the Bengals would ...
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Justise Winslow Is Ready To Elevate Miami Heat

Justise Winslow Is Ready To Elevate Miami Heat

/ / South Florida
If ever there was a time for Justise Winslow to get comfortable, this offseason was it. The 10th overall pick from the 2015 draft had just completed his most productive NBA campaign to date. His stat sheet was essentially a string of career highs, including his 12.6 points, 4.3 assists and 1.5 threes per game ...
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The Heat don't need Dion for the playoffs

The Heat don’t need Dion for the playoffs

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There are two planets. One’s ozone is collapsing, with overheating oceans causing superstorms. The other is 2700 light years away, moderate amount of sunlight, with and 297 day calendar. That is the solar divide between living on Planet Dolphins and Planet Heat. Pat Riley’s organization had an 89 percent chance of going to the playoffs ...
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Panthers coach Joel Quenneville focuses on the positives from opening-night loss to Lightning. (Craig Davis for Five Reasons Sports)

Panthers Multiple Comebacks Fall Short

/ / South Florida
The Panthers opened up their road trip in a spot they haven’t been familiar with in quite some time, a good start to the season. Entering tonight’s game, the Panthers were sitting at 4-2-3 and held Wild Card # 2. They entered the game with points in 7 of their first 9 games. The weird ...
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Ryan Ragone making the field as a Hurricane walk-on should be celebrated

Ryan Ragone making the field as a Hurricane walk-on should be celebrated

/ / South Florida
Ryan Ragone joined the Miami Hurricanes this year as a walk-on after redshirting his freshman year at Arkansas State. He went on to play his way onto the field for a few snaps here and there before playing most of last week's game vs. Georgia Tech in place for the injured Michael Pinckney.  The tackling ...
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