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The Miami Herald
The Miami Herald

3511 NW 91 Ave
Miami, FL 33172   Directions

(800) 843-4372

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Heat exploring these scenarios as it tries to move on from Dion Waiters
12/15/2019 10:08am

The Heat is actively exploring avenues to extricate itself of guard Dion Waiters, but Waiters - at this point - opposes giving up any of the money hes owed to Click to Continue

Dolphins understand evolving draft realities might lead them to an unexpected QB selection
12/14/2019 12:00pm

Its still early but at this point the Miami Dolphins believe only one quarterback likely available in the 2020 NFL draft will be worthy of a top 2-3 selection: Louisiana Click to Continue

Derek Wingo left Naples for STA to play for the best. He found a mentor in Jason Taylor
12/14/2019 10:51pm

Derek Wingo screamed it on the sideline. Lets go and get this done, he yelled. With his team protecting a five-point lead against Orlando Edgewater in the Class 7A championship Click to Continue

Dolphins sign a player, get two veterans back and leave home a captain
12/14/2019 10:45pm

The Dolphins will have their leading receiver back from a head injury for Sundays game at the New York Giants. But they wont have one of their top special teams Click to Continue

Stephen Ross built a towering success in NYC. He’s trying to build another with Dolphins
12/12/2019 2:25pm

Stephen Rosss yacht-length SUV with the blacked-out tinted windows pulls up to the Equinox Hotel in midtown Manhattan and the driver rushes to open the passenger door while a doormen Click to Continue

WPLG
WPLG

3401 W Hallandale Beach Blvd
Pembroke Park, FL 33023   Directions

(954) 364-2500

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WTVJ - NBC 6
WTVJ - NBC 6

15000 SW 27th St
Miramar, FL 33027   Directions

(954) 622-6000

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Record 7 High Schools From Miami-Dade, Broward Win State Football Titles
12/15/2019 6:37pm

Its been said by some who cover sports that Miami-Dade andBroward counties have the best high school football talent in the country over the past two weekends, that has been confirmed in record numbers.Five schools from the area were able to win state championshipsthis weekend in Daytona Beach this weekend, adding to two more teams thatbrought home the title one weekend before in Tallahassee. The seven combined titlesshattered a previous mark of five, set during the 2013 season.The action started on Wednesday, when Miami Booker T.Washington defeated Jacksonville Bolles for the Class 4A title before MiamiCentral destroyed Pensacola Escambia on Thursday for the Class 6A crown.Miamis Christopher Columbus High School won their firsttitle on Friday when they beat Apopka for the Class 8A title while two of themost powerful programs in the country Miami Northwestern and Fort LauderdaleSt. Thomas Aquinas captured the Class 5A and 7A titles on Saturday by beatingOrlando Jones and Edgewater respectively.Last week, Hialeah Champagnat Catholic and HollywoodChaminade-Madonna won the Class 2A and 3A titles, starting off an alreadyrecord setting state title run with seven schools from the counties involved.Despite the South Florida showing this weekend, the FHSAA islikely not going to move the state championship games back to the area. HardRock Stadium hosted the events in 2005 and 2006 before moving them to Orlando,where they stayed through last season.

Florida State’s Cam Akers to Enter Draft, Won’t Play in Bowl Game
12/15/2019 2:32am

Junior running back Cam Akers of Florida State will enter the 2020 NFL draft and wont play in the Seminoles Sun Bowl game on Dec. 31 against Arizona State.Akers, who ran for 1,144 yards and 14 touchdowns this season, made the announcement on Twitter on Saturday as the Seminoles began pre-bowl practices.These last three years have been incredible, and I am so appreciative that the FSU family welcomed a kid from Mississippi with open arms, Akers wrote on Twitter.Akers had 231 carries, a career high for one season along with his yardage and touchdown totals. He finishes his Florida State career with 2,875 rushing yards sixth on the Seminoles career rushing list and 27 touchdowns. He also had 69 career receptions for 486 yards and seven touchdowns.Interim head Coach Odell Haggins also said senior quarterback Alex Hornibrook and senior linebacker Dontavious Jackson would not be with the team in preparations for the bowl game and instead are working toward their pro futures.

Bernie at Bat? Sanders Makes Pitch For Minor League Teams
12/15/2019 6:49pm

Bernie Sanders, the Vermont senator and Democratic presidential candidate, is aggressively opposing a Major League Baseball plan to cut 42 minor league teams across the country after 2020. Among the targeted are the Vermont Lake Monsters, the Single-A affiliate of the Oakland Athletics in his hometown, Burlington.Defending low-profile ball clubs in far-flung places more fervently than anyone in the crowded Democratic presidential field allows Sanders to potentially win over a largely untapped 2020 constituency: baseball fans.Sanders briefly took batting practice Sunday on an indoor turf field as representatives from three small-town Iowa teams looked on: the Quad City River Bandits, the Clinton LumberKings and the Burlington Bees, the local club in this town on the Mississippi River. In August, Sanders played softball with reporters on the states corn field-ringed Field of Dreams, the set of the Hollywood hit of the same name. And he has tapped a former Harvard second baseman, Faiz Shakir, to run his campaign.Sanders shed his signature suit jacket to take swings in a sweater over a dress shirt. With a staff member slow-pitching, the senator dribbled a few grounders to his left, then lifted a ball in the air in the same direction, before joking that he was aiming another grounder off his bat at CNN reporter who should have dived to stop it. After about six hits, he dropped the bat and said OK, thats it.For all the major league scouts, if I dont make it to the presidency, Im available, Sanders joked.Taking the diamond demonstrated physical stamina for a 78-year-old who recently had a heart attack, while also letting Sanders press a larger political point about rich owners putting profits ahead of the national pastime. But it also shows off a softer side of someone most known to supporters and detractors alike for being a democratic socialist and backing progressive policy proposals such as Medicare for All.The guys who own the teams are billionaires, Sanders said told The Associated Press interview earlier this week, adding that baseball is not an institution that is hurting financially. And you can see that by, just in the last few weeks, seeing major league teams signing star baseball players for as much as $324 million.That refers to the New York Yankees recentlysigningfree-agent pitcher Gerrit Cole to a reported 9-year, $324 million contract.MLB is negotiating a new agreement with the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues, the governing body of the minors. The initial contraction proposal primarily would impact lower-level teams in short-season leagues. Sandersmet last monthwith Commissioner Rob Manfred to decry the plan and the senator sent him a letter Saturday, arguing that baseball has to be considered more than just the bottom line.Baseball is not just another business, Sanders said during the interview. Theres a reason the President of the United States throws out the first pitch of the season, why baseball is considered a national pastime.After the initial Sanders-Manfred meeting, MLB issued a statement saying it understands that we have an obligation to local communities to ensure that public money spent on minor league stadiums is done so prudently and for the benefit of all citizens.But it added: MLB also must ensure that minor league players have safe playing facilities suitable for the development of professional baseball players, are not subjected to unreasonable travel demands, are provided with compensation and working conditions appropriate for elite athletes, and have a realistic opportunity of making it to the major leagues.Some minor league players have filed a federal class-action suit charging that many players earn less than $7,500 per year, violating minimum wage laws.More than 100 members of Congress from both parties havesigneda separate letter to Manfred opposing shutting down minor league teams. So far, though, Sanders is alone among the Democratic presidential hopefuls loudly opposing the idea.Hes the only one I hear talking about it, said J.D. Scholten, who pitched professionally in Canada and for Iowas independent Sioux City Explorers. Scholten challenged longtime Republican Rep. Steve King in 2018 andis tryingagain to unseat him.I think it kind of fits into his overall message of, right now, a lot of the way our lives are being shaped by wealthy people who are dictating a lot of these things at the top, and the people at the bottom are being left behind, said Scholten, who also played basketball this past week with another White House hopeful, businessman Andrew Yang.Sanders said before Sundays batting practice that Congress could intervene if baseball goes through with its contraction plan. He noted the sports antitrust exemption and the public dollars some teams have received to build stadiums, and cited lucrative television contracts that he said are sometimes designed in unusual ways.So I think there is a lot Congress can do to protect baseball for ordinary Americans and I think that is what youre going to see being done in a bipartisan matter, Sanders said. I hope it doesnt have to come to that.Scholten said he tells crowds at town halls while campaigning that hell answer questions about anything, including baseball.My baseball background gets talked about quite a lot. Im actually kind of surprised. I havent played in 10 years, was a paralegal for a decade and nobody talks about that, Scholten joked.Sanders baseball ties predate his 2020 campaign. He visited with the Los Angeles Dodgers during spring training in 2018 and, as he was recovering at home following his Oct. 1 heart attack, Sanders campaign released video of the candidate batting balls around his backyard.The senator grew up loving the Brooklyn Dodgers until they moved to Los Angeles when he was 16. He now roots for the Boston Red Sox, like a lot of New Englanders.While running for the first elected office he won, mayor of Burlington in 1981, Sanders says he thinks he remembers campaigning on landing a minor league team. He says we worked extremely hard to accomplish just that.- bringing a Cincinnati Reds affiliate to town three years later.Everybody found it amusing because the name was the Vermont Reds, Sanders, noting his proud leftist streak, chuckled.

LSU QB Joe Burrow Wins Heisman Trophy in Landslide Vote
12/15/2019 2:07am

Born into a family of Cornhuskers and raised in the Buckeye state, Joe Burrow left his roots behind and became a Heisman Trophy winner at LSU.The quarterback won the Heisman on Saturday night in a record-breaking landslide, becoming the first LSU player to bring college footballs most prestigious award back to Baton Rouge in 60 years.Burrow received 2,608 points and 841 first-place votes, a record 90.7 of all the first-place votes available. Burrow also set a record for percentage of points available received with 93.8, breaking the mark of 91.6 set by Troy Smith of Ohio State in 2006. Burrow was named on 95.5 of all ballots, breaking the record of 95.2 set by Oregons Marcus Mariota in 2014.Burrows margin of victory of 1,846 broke the record of 1,750 set by O.J. Simpson of Southern California in 1968.Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurts was second with 762 points. Quarterback Justin Fields of Ohio State was third and defensive end Chase Young of Ohio State was fourth. .Burrow transferred last year to LSU from Ohio State, where he was a sparingly used reserve. After finishing strong for the Tigers in 2018, he broke out this season, setting a Southeastern Conference record with 48 touchdown passes and leading top-ranked LSU 13-0 to its first College Football Playoff appearance.Burrows victory was a foregone conclusion, but after he was announced as the winner it still overwhelmed him.Thats the most Ive cried in 23 years of living, Burrow said later.After hugging his parents and coaches, Burrow made his way to the stage inside the PlayStation Theater in Times Square. He started his acceptance speech, stopped and took 23 seconds to compose himself.All my teammates have supported me, welcomed me with open arms. Kid from Ohio, come down to the Bayou and welcomed me as brothers, Burrow said, with about two dozen former Heisman winners standing behind him on stage.What a special moment, LSU coach Ed Orgeron said. I thought Joe handled everything first class. Its the first time Ive seen him get that emotional.The Tigers will face No. 4 Oklahoma and Hurts on Dec. 28 at the Peach Bowl in Atlanta.Im ready to get back to Baton Rouge and start practice on Monday, Burrow said.Burrow, a senior, blended perfectly with first-year LSU passing game coordinator Joe Brady and produced the most prolific offense in school history. Playing in an offense similar to the one Drew Brees runs for the New Orleans Saints, Burrow has shown accuracy and quick decision-making similar to his childhood idol. With at least one game left, Burrow has passed for 4,715 yards and is completing 77.9 percent of his passes, on pace to set an NCAA record.The kid who grew up thinking he might play basketball in college, has blossomed into the possible first overall pick in Aprils NFL draft, and LSUs second Heisman winner.Halfback Billy Cannon won the Heisman for LSU in 1959. The 60-year gap between Heisman victories for LSU is the largest for any school with multiple winners.Burrow is the 17th quarterback to win the Heisman since 2000, and the third straight QB to win the award after transferring, joining Oklahomas Baker Mayfield 2017 and Kyler Murray 2018.Burrows dad, Jimmy Burrow, was a longtime college football coach, who played at Nebraska. He spent the last 14 years of his career as defensive coordinator at the Ohio University in Athens before retiring to spend his weekends in Louisiana watching his son play.Joe Burrow grew up in The Plains, Ohio. His older brothers both played at Nebraska.His fathers old boss, Ohio coach Frank Solich, hoped the youngest Burrow boy would play for the Bobcats, but Joe took off in high school. Burrow was Mr. Football in Ohio in 2014 and signed with Ohio State the next year.In Columbus, Ohio, Burrow joined an already loaded quarterback room with J.T. Barrett, Cardale Jones and Braxton Miller. Burrow redshirted as a freshman and played a little in 2016.In 2017, he was competing with Dwayne Haskins to be Barretts backup and broke his hand in preseason practice. That opened the door for Haskins to position himself as the quarterback of the future for Ohio State.After spring practice in 2018, having already graduated from Ohio State, Burrow decided to transfer. LSU wasnt his first choice, but Orgeron recruited the quarterback hard.He gave me an opportunity when not a lot of people thought i was going to do anything, Burrow said. He trusted me with his program.Burrow was interested in Nebraska, but that interest wasnt reciprocated. Cincinnati seemed like a possibility, playing for former Ohio State assistant coach Luke Fickell.A visit to LSU, with its 100,000-seat stadium, rich history of winning, southern hospitality and SEC competition, won over Burrow. Orgeron has called Burrow his most important recruit and maybe the most important recruit in the history of LSU football.That might have sounded like hyperbole a few months ago.Not anymore.Its been a long and winding journey, Burrow said, and theres still more chapters to be written.

Premier League Mornings Live Fan Fest Takes Over Miami Beach
12/14/2019 4:43pm

Miami Beach is the fifth host for Premier League Mornings Live Fan Fest this year, hosting the festival for the first time from December 14-15, 2019. The event, which features live action from nine games across five match windows and is a joint effort from NBC Sports and the Premier League, is taking place at the historic Clevelander South Beach Hotel.Southampton v. West Ham takes center stage on Saturday at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC, while Arsenal v. Manchester City will be the main event on Sunday at 11:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN and Telemundo. Premier League clubs are joining the action at the event, which will feature special guests, club mascots, fan events, contests and much more. For fans interested in attending,here are all the details you need to know. And here are some more details on what to expect this weekend:In addition, Miami-based Telemundo Deportes the exclusive Spanish language home of the Premier League in the U.S. will have its biggest-ever fan festival presence with special production on location, including pre-game coverage featuring on-air expertsAndres Cantor,Manuel Sol,Miguel GurwitzandCopan AlvarezalongsideAna Jurka, co-host of Telemundo Deportes news and entertainment nightly show,Titulares y Mas. Cantor will call Sundays Arsenal-Manchester City match 11:30 a.m. ET live from the fan fest, where fans can observe his play-by-play and famous goal call in person.Miami Heat all-starJimmy Butlerwill joinThe 2 Robbiespodcast this week to discuss his Premier League fandom. Additional activities NBC Sports PL team will participate in in Miami include:A tour of Little Havana in a classic car with Earle and Mustoe. A Miami cuisine tour and salsa dancing with Earle, Mustoe, and Martino. A cooking segment with Lowe and Chef James from TelemundosUn Nuevo Dia.Joining for the early kick-off on Saturday, when league leaders Liverpool take on Watford at 7:30 a.m. ET, will be former Watford captain and USMNT starJay DeMerit.Former Premier League midfielderNigel Reo-Cokerwill join the NBC Sports team for Saturdays late kick-off when his old club West Ham United visit Southampton.In addition to DeMerit and Reo-Coker, former Brighton & Hove Albion strikerPeter Ward, former Leicester City defenderGerry Taggartand former Aston Villa forwardJuan Pablo Angelwill also be in attendance to catch up with fans and get involved in some of the free activations, which include: Dancakes pancake art, airbrush tattoos, Premier League shirt printing and Nikes fast feet cages.