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Mateo's Hoop Diary: The Sacramento Kings Need Another Shakeup

Mateo’s Hoop Diary: The Sacramento Kings Need Another Shakeup

/ / Basketball, South Florida
The necessity of a trade is sometimes the fault of a player not living up to his end of the contract or a front offices’ miserable ability at building a winner.  Assembling a quality squad through the draft takes years.  It only makes it more painful for those competing or the devoted supporters who spend ...
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Road to the Orange Bowl goes through the SEC

Road to the Orange Bowl goes through the SEC

/ / Football, South Florida
The road to the Orange Bowl goes through these final few games. The most important being the SEC Championship Game between No. 1 Georgia and No. 3 Alabama. A clean win by the undefeated Bulldogs will open up another spot for either No. 5 Oklahoma State or No. 6 Notre Dame enter the College Football ...
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Jaylen Waddle celebrates his touchdown catch in the Miami Dolphins' win over the Carolina Panthers.

Pressure Point: Dolphins, Tagovailoa have historic turnaround within reach

/ / Football, South Florida
The never-enough-crowd that is relentlessly sifting through Tua Tagovailoa’s 84-percent completion rate over the past two weeks for any nit to pick with the second-year quarterback is absolutely missing the point of what is transpiring with the Miami Dolphins. Something remarkable is taking shape in their rise from a 1-7 half-season debacle in a potentially ...
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Quarter Season Takeaways from the Miami Heat’s Start

Quarter Season Takeaways from the Miami Heat’s Start

Nineteen games into the season, with Chicago next, the Heat have shown they are a good team and now there is enough of a sample size to begin to draw some key takeaways on what they’ve shown thus far. The Heat are currently sitting at 12-7 while holding the 2nd seed in the Eastern Conference, ...
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Road to the Orange Bowl: The College Football Rankings finally get interesting

Road to the Orange Bowl: The College Football Rankings finally get interesting

/ / Football, South Florida
It took a while but the College Football Playoff committee finally put Cincinnati among the final four in their latest rankings. All it took was Oregon losing big to Utah and falling out of the top ten to make that happen. The Bearcats rode their reputation built last year and their victory over No. 6 ...
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Mateo's Hoop Diary: Eyes on Adam Silver after LeBron, Stewart Scrap

Mateo’s Hoop Diary: Eyes on Adam Silver after LeBron, Stewart Scrap

/ / Basketball, South Florida
The NBA needs to show it still has some balls. LeBron James lost his self-control Sunday night in Detroit and delivered one of the most vicious blows seen on an NBA court since Metta Sandiford-Artest, formerly Ron, elbowed James Harden over nine years ago.  Isaiah Stewart, a 20-year-old sophomore in the league, was the recipient ...
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Tua Tagovailoa celebrates after the Miami Dolphins defeated the New York Jets 24-17.

Pressure Point: Wins can’t mask limitations of Dolphins offense

/ / Football, South Florida
If the Miami Dolphins’ offense was dealt in a card game and I could keep or discard any of the cards, I’d hold on to three. That would be Jaylen Waddle, Mike Gesicki and Tua Tagovailoa. I’d take my chances on being able to draw better replacements for the rest. Three consecutive wins, including 24-17 ...
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Miami Hurricanes

Miami Hurricanes Free to Dream As Last Vestiges of Lethargy Wash Away

/ / Football, South Florida
Blake James walked off the field in Tallahassee, the victim of his own hubris, the physical manifestation of the University of Miami's collective lack of ambition. The Hurricanes' original sin was the overreaction to the Nevin Shapiro scandal. That reporting and the subsequent uninformed, hysterical media coverage resulted in a series of panicky, ill-advised moves ...
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Tyler Herro's 3rd Year Leap Is Real and Its Spectacular

Tyler Herro’s 3rd Year Leap Is Real and Its Spectacular

/ / Basketball, South Florida
More often than not players drafted in the late lottery don't amount to as much as their top 10 counterparts. Over the past decade; there have been numerous examples to the contrary with guys like Devin Booker, Giannis Antetonkounmpo, Kawhi Leonard, and Bam Adebayo. They do get the benefit of less pressure to be great ...
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Mateo's Hoop Diary: No Show John in Houston

Mateo’s Hoop Diary: No Show John in Houston

/ / Basketball, South Florida
No one, at this moment, has a better NBA gig than John Wall of the Houston Rockets.  His job is so sweet the team doesn’t need him to break a sweat.  They’d prefer he mentor a group with an abysmal record when Wall himself knows little of winning at the pro level.   Wall owes a ...
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With Butch Davis departing, is it time for FIU to drop football?

With Butch Davis departing, is it time for FIU to drop football?

/ / Football, South Florida
It's one thing for a football coach to move on from a program that has fallen off with little sign of turning around. It's another thing to learn the extent of how much of a failing program it really is. Butch Davis told Brett McMurphy of The Action Network that he will be out as FIU coach ...
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Duncan Robinson: Patience or Panic?

Duncan Robinson: Patience or Panic?

/ / Basketball, South Florida
Three weeks into the Heat season, it has become impossible to ignore the noise surrounding Duncan Robinson’s shooting slump.  The topic has become more divisive to Heat Twitter - with some ready to promote Tyler Herro to the starting lineup and others patiently waiting for the slump to vanish.  I decided to look back at ...
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Mateo's Hoop Diary: A Weird Start to NBA Season

Mateo’s Hoop Diary: A Weird Start to NBA Season

/ / Basketball, South Florida
The NBA season is still in its infancy, and most things seen now should be taken with a grain of salt.  Like last year, some records, good and bad, only two weeks into action can be misleading.  This part of the season is purely for enjoyment.  Making accurate predictions based on the limited sample size ...
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Kyle Lowry and the Heat are One and the Same

Kyle Lowry and the Heat are One and the Same

/ / Basketball, South Florida
Fitting into a new situation can take time and patience for anyone. Whether it's been arriving at a new school or a new job, we've all experienced the awkward orientation period. Trying to find where you belong while not stepping on the toes of those who are already there. For Kyle Lowry and the Miami ...
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Five keys to Panthers hot start

Five keys to Panthers hot start

The Florida Panthers are off to the hottest start in franchise history, heading into Thursday with a record of 8-0-1. As a top team in the NHL, the Panthers have had a lot go right for them to start the year. Here are five keys to the Panthers hot start this season.  Goaltending The biggest ...
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Deshaun Watson

Should the Miami Dolphins go all-in on Deshaun Watson?

/ / Football, South Florida
November 3rd, 2019. Your 1-7 Miami Dolphins were celebrating their first win of the season and Head Coach Brian Flores first victory as a Head Coach, a victory that felt as if it would never arrive after losing 7 straight to begin the season. There was a sense of hope that afternoon with Wideouts Preston ...
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