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Two highly-rated Aquinas players commit to UM

10:06 p.m. Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Miami picked up a pair of four-star commits in running back Jordan Scarlett and wide receiver Sam Bruce, who gave their pledges to the Hurricanes on Tuesday.Scarlett announced his decision at Nike headquarters in Beaverton, Ore., while participating in The Opening summer combine. His decision was broadcast on ESPNU.“I decided ...

UM dismisses linebackers Alex Figueroa, JaWand Blue after sexual battery arrests
Alex Figueroa

Updated: 4:22 p.m. Tuesday, July 8, 2014

The University of Miami dismissed linebackers JaWand Blue and Alex Figueroa after both admitted to police they drugged and raped a 17-year-old girl last weekend. Blue, 20, and Figueroa, who turned 20 on Tuesday, were arrested early Tuesday morning by Coral Gables police on charges of sexual battery on a ...

Highly-rated WR Sam Bruce could pick Miami or FSU Tuesday

Updated: 9:55 p.m. Saturday, July 5, 2014

Just as Florida State and Miami fans never stop bickering, the recruiters at both programs never stop battling for top talent. The latest jockeying between the Hurricanes and Seminoles is over Fort Lauderdale-St. Thomas Aquinas receiver Sam Bruce, who will announce his commitment at 9 p.m. Tuesday on 560 WQAM’s ...

Miami clears former baseball strength coach of wrongdoing

6:27 p.m. Tuesday, July 1, 2014

After a report connected him to the Biogenesis scandal, Jimmy Goins was fired by the University of Miami.After a lengthy investigation, Goins was cleared Monday by Miami, where Goins was employed for nine years as a strength and conditioning coach for the Hurricanes baseball and track and field teams. UM ...

FSU has early lead in state recruiting battles; FAU makes smart hire

Updated: 8:25 p.m. Saturday, June 21, 2014

So much can and will change in the eight-plus months until signing day, so let’s take a snapshot of the in-state recruiting battle right now. ESPN’s latest rankings update, June 18, had Florida State at No. 7, Miami No. 12 and Florida No. 14. (Rivals has the schools in the ...

Quarterback Jake Heaps hopes football odyssey ends happily in Miami
AUSTIN, TX - NOVEMBER 02:  Jake Heaps #9 of the Kansas Jayhawks drops back to pass against the Texas Longhorns during a game at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on November 2, 2013 in Austin, Texas.  Texas won the game 35-13.  (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

7:13 p.m. Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Jake Heaps won’t arrive in Miami with much baggage.“It’ll be me and my suitcase,” he said. “I’ll be living out of it July and August.”He will have little to wear but his team-issued workout clothes, little to do but bond with teammates and work out, little to read but the ...

Hurricanes add quarterback who has played at BYU and Kansas

Updated: 8:40 p.m. Sunday, June 15, 2014

The Hurricanes are turning to a college football journeyman — if there can be such a thing — for help at quarterback.UM on Sunday added to its roster fifth-year player Jake Heaps, who played last season at Kansas and before that at Brigham Young.Heaps, who turns 23 on Thursday, will ...

Jury convicts 2nd suspect in trial for death of ex-Canes, NFL star Sean Taylor

7:36 p.m. Tuesday, June 10, 2014

A man identified by prosecutors as the greedy organizer of a bungled 2007 Miami-area burglary that ended with the fatal shooting of Washington Redskins star Sean Taylor was convicted Tuesday of murder and burglary, and immediately sentenced to life in prison without parole. A 12-person jury deliberated nearly four hours ...

County’s top prospects drafted, opt for college

9:05 p.m. Saturday, June 7, 2014

After capping off a memorable career at Palm Beach Gardens this year, JJ Schwarz knew he had a tough decision in front of him. “It’s really hard to make a decision because there are two good options in front of you and you have to decide which one is best ...

MLB Draft: 3 Palm Beach County HS players taken on Day 2

8:17 p.m. Friday, June 6, 2014

The second day of the Major League Baseball draft brought some surprises. Three players who graduated from Palm Beach County high schools were drafted Friday. But the Palm Beach Gardens duo of catcher JJ Schwarz (Florida commit) and first baseman/pitcher Pavin Smith (Virginia commit) were not taken. According to Baseball ...

Park Vista grad Trea Turner projected No. 9 overall pick in MLB draft
Miami’s Andrew Suarez is expected to go in the early rounds of the MLB draft. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

7:04 p.m. Wednesday, June 4, 2014

At Park Vista High, Trea Turner didn’t look like a future first-round draft pick.As a scrawny 5-foot-4 freshman, he was cut by his high school travel team. He was cut again the following season.As a senior in 2011, he was passed up by Florida, Florida State and Miami. His only ...

Miami Hurricanes season comes to end at baseball regional

Updated: 8:28 p.m. Monday, June 2, 2014

The first day of June marked the start of hurricane season, with national weather officials predicting a quiet summer for South Florida.Few baseball watchers forecasted the Miami Hurricanes would fizzle out like this.The Hurricanes (43-19) pushed Texas Tech to a winner-take-all third game of the Coral Gables Regional final Monday, ...

On-the-brink Miami Hurricanes baseball team resumes play at 2 p.m.

Updated: 7:02 a.m. Monday, June 2, 2014

An offensive outburst was a mere blip on the radar for the Miami Hurricanes, who went to bed Sunday with an uncertain postseason future. Needing to win an elimination double-header in the Coral Gables Regional, UM routed Bethune-Cookman 10-0 in the first game Sunday. But the Canes managed just two ...

Hurricanes pushed to brink of elimination in baseball
Texas Tech's Stephen Smith, top, beats the throw to Miami catcher Zack Collins, right, to score on a single by Eric Gutierrez in the eighth inning during an NCAA college baseball regional tournament in Coral Gables, Fla., Saturday, May 31, 2014. Texas Tech defeated Miami 3-0. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Updated: 11:09 p.m. Saturday, May 31, 2014

The Hurricanes are not sure exactly who or what stole their offense – and why — but they would greatly appreciate its safe return.Miami is still searching for production at the plate after another anemic showing in the Coral Gables Regional. The top-seeded Canes fell 3-0 to second-seeded Texas Tech, ...

Wild pitch lifts Hurricanes over Bethune-Cookman in baseball regional
Miami's Andrew Suarez pitches against Bethune-Cookman during the eighth inning of an NCAA college baseball regional tournament game in Coral Gables, Fla., Friday, May 30, 2014. Miami won 1-0. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

Updated: 10:44 p.m. Friday, May 30, 2014

For all the outstanding pitches thrown in Friday’s game between Miami and Bethune-Cookman, it’s ironic it ended on a wild one. A scoreless duel between UM left-hander Andrew Suarez and Bethune-Cookman ace Montana Durapau ended when Wildcats reliever Scott Garner bounced a 1-0 curve in the dirt, letting UM senior ...

Miami baseball coach, player thankful after surviving health scares

6:54 p.m. Thursday, May 29, 2014

Like most 2-year-olds, Will Morris didn’t sit still for long.He bounced around the Hurricanes’ clubhouse, exchanging playful swats with players and tossing his toy trucks across the floor. For a few minutes, he sat and played an iPad game, assisted by one of his 35 older brothers, pitcher Chris Diaz.Suddenly ...

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