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Tyreek Hill does a flip in celebration of scoring a touchdown for the Dolphins in the win against the Bears.

Pressure Point: Dolphins count on high-flying offense to keep pace in tight AFC East

/ / Football, South Florida
The plot has certainly thickened in the AFC East race after the Miami Dolphins held off Justin Fields and the Bears in Chicago and the resurgent New York Jets put the kibosh on Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills in the second half at the Meadowlands on Sunday. That left the Bills, Dolphins and Jets ...
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Mateo's Hoop Diary: The Evolution of Max Strus' Game

Mateo’s Hoop Diary: The Evolution of Max Strus’ Game

/ / Basketball, South Florida
Max Strus is a dangerous sharpshooter who has become the perfect role player. His combustibility from beyond the arc earned him a spot in the starting rotation at the end of last season and made him again one of coach Spo’s trusted eight this year. Strus is not a one-dimensional player. His primary role will ...
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Mateo's Hoop Diary: The Nets Can't Do Anything Right

Mateo’s Hoop Diary: The Nets Can’t Do Anything Right

/ / Basketball, South Florida
The Nets’ public relations disaster ended with Kyrie Irving and the team pledging to donate half a million dollars each towards causes that work to eliminate hate in the community. I award the team and Irving zero nobility points -irreversible damage has been done. According to the FBI, the Jewish community is the most targeted ...
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Tyree Hill and Jaylen Waddle are giving the Miami Dolphins the most dynamic receiving duo in the NFL.

Pressure Point: Dolphins’ offense spectacular in win, but porous pass defense worrisome

/ / Football, South Florida
The Miami Dolphins’ uneasy 31-27 comeback win Sunday at Detroit brought more relief than satisfaction. It looks a lot better concealed in a 5-3 ledger — which keeps Miami in the thick of the AFC East race — than it did in the light of day. Falling behind 14-0 and 21-7 against a 1-5 team ...
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Five takeaways from Panthers loss to Flyers

Five takeaways from Panthers loss to Flyers

Florida made their way to the City of Brotherly love for their second meeting of the season against the Philadelphia Flyers.  The Panthers won the first meeting 4-3 in Sunrise a week ago, but the Flyers got their revenge in Philadelphia with a 4-3 win of their own. Here’s the takeaways. A power play goal ...
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Five Takeaways from Panthers 4-3 win over Flyers

Five Takeaways from Panthers 4-3 win over Flyers

SUNRISE - After being the best team at home last season, the Florida Panthers returned to FLA Live Arena for their 2022-2023 home opener.  The Cats didn’t disappoint the home fans as they defeated the Philadelphia Flyers 4-3, moving to 3-1-0 on the year. Here are the takeaways: Verhaeghe gets into the scoring flow  Carter ...
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Mateo's Hoop Diary: Not Enough From Joel Embiid in the Season Opener

Mateo’s Hoop Diary: Not Enough From Joel Embiid in the Season Opener

/ / Basketball, South Florida
It’s indisputable the 76ers are a loaded squad. After the regular season, it wouldn’t be a shocker if they were the one seed. Yet it remains a mystery if Doc Rivers can unleash them. Joel Embiid was second in MVP voting in back-to-back campaigns, but he emerged in the season opener with an atrocious shot ...
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Miami Heat

Five Reasons Sports: Five on the Floor 2022-2023 NBA Predictions

/ / Basketball, South Florida
Thirteen contributors from the Five Reasons Sports network -- including contributors to the Five on the Floor podcast -- made their predictions for the upcoming NBA season.  You can view the individual predictions from Ethan, Greg, Brady, Bryan, Tony, Ricky, Gad, Timmy, Marco, Alfredo, Alejandro, Mateo, and Sean HERE or an overall summary below. Miami ...
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Mateo's Hoop Diary: Writing on the Wall for Draymond Green

Mateo’s Hoop Diary: Writing on the Wall for Draymond Green

/ / Basketball, South Florida
When the Warriors said their habitually malignant headache would disappear for a while, they meant a week.  Never mind that Steve Kerr said the pop shot on Jordan Poole was the “biggest crisis” his team’s ever had.  The Warriors are going to sweep Draymond Green’s mess under the rug and throw accountability out the back ...
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Mateo's Hoop Diary: Draymond Green Isn't Worth the Trouble

Mateo’s Hoop Diary: Draymond Green Isn’t Worth the Trouble

/ / Basketball, South Florida
“My love is there and ain’t going nowhere,” said the man who assaulted his coworker. Draymond Green may be that one person who ruins it for the group, a championship squad, I’ll add. The Golden State Warriors had a nice gig going until he thought he was above it all and laid out Jordan Poole ...
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Dolphins quarterback Teddy Bridgewater was knocked out of the game on the first play against the Jets.

Pressure Point: Loss to Jets shows how much Dolphins miss Tua

/ / Football, South Florida
Quick, pass the Scope. This 40-17 debacle Sunday at the Meadowlands has to leave a sour taste in the mouth of everyone with any association or interest in the Miami Dolphins — players, coaches, fans. That was a game the Dolphins could have and should have won, despite a mountain of adversity that began on ...
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Mateo's Hoop Diary: What's Next for Tyler Herro?

Mateo’s Hoop Diary: What’s Next for Tyler Herro?

/ / Basketball, South Florida
Much is expected from lottery picks, especially those who lock up $120 million in guaranteed money before incentives on their rookie extension. The deal is a win for both sides. Tyler Herro gets the long-term security of generational affluence, and the Miami Heat have a blue-chip asset on the books for five years. Herro has ...
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I Still Believe in a Place Called Hope

I Still Believe in a Place Called Hope

Some of you might get the reference in the title, as it echoes out of my childhood. Bill Clinton, from Hope, Arkansas, famously ended his acceptance speech for the 1992 Presidential Campaign by saying, "I still believe in a place called Hope." Former President Clinton played an outsized role in how I grew to love ...
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Miami Dolphins Melvin Ingram picks up Josh Allen's fumble

Fresh Perspective: Miami Dolphins veteran leadership paying early dividends

/ / Football, South Florida
Looking back on the past few seasons for the Miami Dolphins, one of the main things that was missing was true veteran leadership. In 2021, the oldest player on the roster was 34-year-old defensive back Jason McCourty, and he was placed on season-ending IR at the end of October. After McCourty, the only player left ...
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Tua Tagovailoa consoles rival QB Josh Allen after the Dolphins' win against the Bills.

Pressure Point: 3-0 Dolphins may be building something special

/ / Football, South Florida
There are so many enduring images from the Miami Dolphins’ most unconventional of victories against their AFC East nemesis, the Buffalo Bills. The final one, of Tua Tagovailoa consoling Bills all-everything quarterback Josh Allen, was due to the one that finally brought the Allen tsunami to a halt. That was the one of the never-quit ...
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Panthers' forward Matthew Tkachuk speaking in front of microphone

Matthew Tkachuk is enjoying life under the sun

/ / Ice Hockey, South Florida
CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. - It’s been two months since the Florida Panthers pulled the trigger on a blockbuster trade that sent 24-year-old Matthew Tkachuk to Sunrise. This past week, Tkachuk finally hit the ice for formal skates, alongside 55 other players at Panthers training camp. While only being in South Florida for a short time, ...
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