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The Essence of Maradona in 5 Unforgettable Quotes

The Essence of Maradona in 5 Unforgettable Quotes

/ / Soccer
Diego Armando Maradona was a legendary soccer player, maybe the greatest of all-time, and he passed away at the age of 60 on Wednesday. His legacy was defined not just by his authorship of the best goal you will ever see, the one that made him seem like a “cosmic kite” leaving Englishmen in the ...
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Relegation, legitimacy, popularity: What should MLS do to grow in America?

Relegation, legitimacy, popularity: What should MLS do to grow in America?

/ / Soccer, South Florida
Soccer, or more commonly known around the world as Futbol, is the most popular sport in the world. When the World Cup is on, people worldwide stop what they’re doing and watch. However, in the United States, it’s just that. For the World Cup, everyone in the US watches, but most don’t take a second ...
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Tua Tagovailoa experienced his first NFL loss and benching on Sunday. (Craig Davis for Five Reasons Sports Network)

Pressure Point: Tua one of many Dolphins who played poorly in loss to Broncos

/ / Football, South Florida
This will go down as Tua Tagovailoa’s first NFL defeat after wins in his first three starts. Also, his first time pulled from a game for ineffectiveness. All of which he summed up succinctly as: "It just sucks to lose." A lot of blame will be directed the rookie’s way in the Miami Dolphins’ 20-13 ...
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E:5: Best Sports Video Games of 2020

E:5: Best Sports Video Games of 2020

/ / Culture, South Florida
Whilst sporting events may have taken a hit over the course of 2020, sports video games have gone from strength to strength. It has been a tough year for physical events, with cancelations and postponements of fixtures peppering the calendar with uncertainty. The NHL season was postponed, as was the NBA and a host of other ...
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Kim Ng Marlins

What Kim Ng Means for the Marlins

It has been quite a rocky road for women in sports. Just ask Kim Ng, the new General Manager of the Miami Marlins. Although her resume speaks for itself (30 years in the sport, two Assistant GM roles, three World Series championships), she has consistently found herself on the short end of the stick. Finally, ...
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Houtz Special: Yes, you should use a waiver claim on Dolphins' RB Salvon Ahmed

Houtz Special: Yes, you should use a waiver claim on Dolphins’ RB Salvon Ahmed

/ / Football, South Florida
Miami Dolphins RB Salvon Ahmed has looked impressive in Myles Gaskin's absence. Here's why you should pick him up in fantasy this week. Most years, I strut around my fantasy leagues like Connor McGregor, knowing damn well I’m the big dog at the top of the mountain. But not in 2020. I’ve done terrible this ...
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Tua Tagovailoa is 3-0 as a starter for the Miami Dolphins. (Craig Davis for Fivereasonssports.com)

Pressure Point: Dolphins find more than a QB—they find how to win

/ / Football, South Florida
The Tua train rolls on. That would be the simplistic take on the 6-3 Miami Dolphins. It tells only a piece of the story — albeit an important one — though of a team that won all of five games a year ago and now in this very different season is on a five-game winning ...
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Dolphins Rams

Tua, Dolphins Defeat Chargers 29-21 in Action-Packed Performance

/ / Football
The storyline of this game was all about a rookie quarterback battle between Tua Tagovailoa and the Los Angeles Chargers’ Justin Herbert. And in some ways, that was exactly what happened. But perhaps more so, this game was about stone cold efficiency on all three sides of the ball. And where the Chargers faltered, the ...
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The need-to-know in Canes recruiting: Offense

The need-to-know in Canes recruiting: Offense

/ / Football, South Florida
Since the 2020 season kicked off, Miami’s noise on the recruiting trail has died dow just a tad bit but the momentum is still strong. The 9th-ranked Canes sit with 21 commits for the 2021 class, which is ranked 9th in the nation and 2nd in the ACC. So where does Miami stand with each ...
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The Rise of the (Miami) King

The Rise of the (Miami) King

/ / Football
Manny Diaz didn't hesitate. The Miami Hurricanes had come out flat against North Carolina State. The Wolfpack had gone 89 yards in 6 plays to take a 7-0 lead. The last thing Miami wanted to do was punt the ball back to NC State. So no, Manny Diaz didn't hesitate. Instead, he put the ball ...
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Tua Tagovailoa says the Dolphins did what they had to against a tough Cardinals team.

Pressure Point: Dolphins are Tua’s team now

/ / Football, South Florida
The rush to judgment on Tua Tagovailoa after a debut start with training wheels on was not only premature it was laughable. Coach Brian Flores made that clear at midweek when he brushed off as nonsense the notion that the Dolphins were giving the quarterback they supposedly tanked to get in the draft a 10-game ...
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Miami Heat

The Udonis Haslem question…again

/ / Basketball
I don't believe there is a story about the Miami Heat that Brady Hawk hasn't written. He has covered the well-known free agency targets and even got to the point of desperation where he was making a case for Josh Jackson to join the Heat. He almost convinced me until I remembered it was Josh ...
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Hungry Dolphins Fans Should Be Craving For More Tua

Hungry Dolphins Fans Should Be Craving For More Tua

/ / Football
Ok, I’ll say what everyone else was thinking: I was really hoping that the stat line in Tua Tagovailoa’s first pro-career start would be something like 20-25, 250 yards, and 3 touchdowns topped off with 3 rushes for 30 yards and a rushing touchdown that had him carrying Aaron Donald on his back like Bo ...
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Tua Tagovailoa wins in his first NFL start for the Dolphins.

Pressure Point: Dolphins’ defense picks up Tua; he’ll return the favor

/ / Football, South Florida
Of all the likely scenarios for Tua Tagovialoa’s first career start for the Dolphins, what transpired Sunday was beyond imagination. Consider: The Dolphins win convincingly against a good Los Angeles Rams team, 28-17, and the vaunted rookie quarterback is limited to a supporting role. Dolfans tuned in Sunday to see if the franchise has finally ...
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Season Ticket: It was a Start, and for Tua, Surging Dolphins, it's Sufficient

Season Ticket: It was a Start, and for Tua, Surging Dolphins, it’s Sufficient

/ / Football
MIAMI GARDENS -- What this could have been. That was the thought on the approach to Hard Rock, where nary a brake was necessary on the Turnpike ride, off the ramp, into the finally-promising future of what was once the signature franchise in South Florida. What this could have been, if not for the global ...
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Jason Sanders

Fresh Perspective: What makes Jason Sanders a great Dolphins kicker

/ / Football, South Florida
The Miami Dolphins have a long history of finding great kickers. Think back to the days of Uwe von Schamann, Garo Yepremian, Pete Stoyanovich, Olindo Mare. All of these kickers made a name for themselves wearing a Miami uniform. Mare is arguably the most notable of the bunch. However, the team now has a young ...
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