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NBA officiating report states Hassan Whiteside’s game-winning basket vs. Pistons never should have happened

Miami Heat guard Goran Dragic drives on Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond (0) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, March 28, 2017, in Auburn Hills, Mich.
Dave George: Ballpark of the Palm Beaches caps impressive first spring

Dave George: Ballpark of the Palm Beaches caps impressive first spring

In a mad, 15-month rush, workers scrambled to get the Ballpark of the Palm Beaches ready for baseball on Feb. 28. In a flash, the first spring training season at the complex is over, 30 games in 30 days, a non-stop diet of Washington Nationals and Houston Astros and all who came to play them. Brady Ballard, the general manager of West Palm Beach’s expansive new baseball grounds, concludes that...
What is #NEWMIAMI? It’s buying into ‘The Dolphin Way’

What is #NEWMIAMI? It’s buying into ‘The Dolphin Way’

Miami Dolphins coach Adam Gase leads #NEWMIAMI. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images) PHOENIX — The New England Patriots do things ‘The Patriot Way.
Miami Dolphins: Why Adam Gase likes Julius Thomas-Anthony Fasano

Miami Dolphins: Why Adam Gase likes Julius Thomas-Anthony Fasano

Tight end Julius Thomas is reuniting with coach Adam Gase in Miami. (Getty Images) PHOENIX — There will be times Miami Dolphins coach Adam Gase uses both of his new tight ends together next season.
Gators softball coach apologizes for postgame argument with opposing player

Gators softball coach apologizes for postgame argument with opposing player

With an errant high-five attempt, a shoulder tap and a push in the back, University of Florida head coach Tim Walton and Auburn shortstop Haley Fagan ignited what amounted to a serious softball beef. The drama unfolded after the Tigers’ 1-0 win over the Gators on Monday. As the two teams were walking through the postgame handshake line, Walton and Fagan pushed each other before engaging in a...
A look at what went right for Heat, wrong for Pistons leading up to Hassan Whiteside’s game-winner

A look at what went right for Heat, wrong for Pistons leading up to Hassan Whiteside’s game-winner

NEW YORK — Tuesday night was one to remember for a few reasons. Hassan Whiteside’s dramatic tip-in to beat the Pistons 97-96 marked the first game-winning buzzer-beater of his NBA career.
WATCH: Huge gator stops celebrity golf tournament 

WATCH: Huge gator stops celebrity golf tournament 

A giant gator interrupted a golf tournament in South Carolina to take a stroll and maybe check out the competition.  <div></div><br><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Giant alligator interrupts a golf tournament in South Carolina by nonchalantly walking across the course. <a href="https://t.co/B9xkoFBewU"...
2017 NFL Draft: Miami Hurricanes Pro Day live blog, results, recap

2017 NFL Draft: Miami Hurricanes Pro Day live blog, results, recap

The end zone of one of the practice fields at Greentree. (Matt Porter) CORAL GABLES — Keep it locked here for coverage of the Hurricanes’ Pro Day, which begins at 8 a.
Which NFL star is selling his custom Ford Mustang at Barrett-Jackson auction?

Which NFL star is selling his custom Ford Mustang at Barrett-Jackson auction?

NFL wide receiver, Reggie Wayne is auctioning his ′67 Ford Mustang Custom GT Fastback at Barrett-Jackson’s 15th Annual Palm Beach Auction. The three-day event is April 6 to 8 at the South Florida Fairgrounds in West Palm Beach. Let’s get thing out of the way. Will the football star attend the three-day event? A Barrett-Jackson publicist could not confirm Wayne&rsquo...
Jim Furyk is captain of Ryder Cup team and general of a terrific program at Benoist Farms Elementary

Jim Furyk is captain of Ryder Cup team and general of a terrific program at Benoist Farms Elementary

  Amazing how many charitable fundraisers go on around here with the help of the many PGA and LPGA Tour golfers who live in Palm Beach County and up the Treasure Coast.
Miami Dolphins’ Laremy Tunsil has more confidence at left tackle than guard

Miami Dolphins’ Laremy Tunsil has more confidence at left tackle than guard

Laremy Tunsil of the Miami Dolphins looks on against the Cincinnati Bengals during the game at Paul Brown Stadium.
Mailbag: Where does Wade fit in if he returns? Would Riley have traded LeBron if he knew his star was leaving?

Mailbag: Where does Wade fit in if he returns? Would Riley have traded LeBron if he knew his star was leaving?

If Dwyane Wade winds up back in a Heat uniform, where would he fit in? The Heat’s season concludes two weeks from today with a home game against Washington.
Bedeviled by an elbow, but blessed with arms

Bedeviled by an elbow, but blessed with arms

The New York Mets all but encased their starting pitchers in Bubble Wrap early in spring training, hoping that reduced wear and tear would preserve their arms. But pitching injuries seem unavoidable, and the Mets are as vulnerable as any team. “We came in here saying we’ve got to try to keep these guys healthy,” manager Terry Collins said. Fortunately for Collins, the Mets have strength...
2017 March Madness: The Final Four from A to Z

2017 March Madness: The Final Four from A to Z

Running down the four-team contingent set to meet in the desert next weekend in the 2017 Final Four, in an orderly and alphabetical way . . . A is for adjustments, which have propelled Oregon in particular to the final weekend of the season. The Ducks lost senior center and rim protector Chris Boucher to a knee injury during the Pacific-12 tournament, but he wasn't solely responsible for Oregon's...
Orioles' Gentry: 'I didn't know if this opportunity would come again'

Orioles' Gentry: 'I didn't know if this opportunity would come again'

There might not be a player in the Baltimore Orioles clubhouse more thankful just to put on a major league uniform than outfielder Craig Gentry. And that's because just a few months ago, he didn't think he'd have another chance to be a big leaguer again.  Not that long ago, Gentry was one of the best fourth outfielders in baseball, a player who brought speed on the bases, patience at the plate...
Bears' idea of sustainable success is just talk until they fix QB position

Bears' idea of sustainable success is just talk until they fix QB position

The talking point the Bears keep circling back to this offseason is that their goal is to build a team for sustainable success.  It's what team President Ted Phillips outlined in a Feb. 8 letter explaining a price increase for the vast majority of tickets at Soldier Field. It's what general manager Ryan Pace said more recently at the beginning of a video message directed to those who have paid...
Resilience carries South Carolina to a most unexpected stage

Resilience carries South Carolina to a most unexpected stage

In the moments after South Carolina clinched the first Final Four berth in team history, coach Frank Martin found his 74-year-old mother, Lourdes, and finally let down his guard. The scowl softened. The lips that breathed fire now curled upward in stupefaction. “He told me, ‘I’m so happy, but please don’t cry,'” Lourdes Martin said. “But he was crying, too.&rdquo...
Back from irregular heartbeat, Dempsey hopes for 4th Cup 

Back from irregular heartbeat, Dempsey hopes for 4th Cup 

Clint Dempsey's big, owlish eyes brightened and he smiled widely. Seven months after he was sidelined by an irregular heartbeat, he not only returned to the U.S. national team at age 34 but helped the Americans to a critical victory in World Cup qualifying with just the second hat trick of his international career.   "There's moments where you're sitting at home and you're praying and...
Adam Gase changing approach to make WR Leonte Carroo a factor

Adam Gase changing approach to make WR Leonte Carroo a factor

Leonte Carroo hasn’t materialized yet. (Getty Images) PHOENIX—The Dolphins aren’t ready to rule Leonte Carroo a mistake.
Five takeaways: Heat beat Pistons 97-96 on Hassan Whiteside’s game-winning tip-in at buzzer

Five takeaways: Heat beat Pistons 97-96 on Hassan Whiteside’s game-winning tip-in at buzzer

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — After finding themselves in an 11-30 hole, the playoffs seemed out of reach.
Dolphins not interested in free agent quarterback Jay Cutler

Dolphins not interested in free agent quarterback Jay Cutler

Jay Cutler remains unemployed. (Getty Images) PHOENIX—Adam Gase reached out to free agent quarterback Jay Cutler this offseason, but he wanted to make sure it’s clear that it was simply as a friend.
How can Dolphins be confident key players won’t slide after big paydays?

How can Dolphins be confident key players won’t slide after big paydays?

Kiko Alonso signed a $28.9 million extension.(Allen Eyestone/The Palm Beach Post) PHOENIX—Teams love guys that are playing for contracts.
Heat look back at Detroit memories during final visit to the Palace of Auburn Hills

Heat look back at Detroit memories during final visit to the Palace of Auburn Hills

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — You have to go back to Dec. 20, 1988 for the first time the Heat played at the Palace of Auburn Hills.

Dolphins’ Adam Gase: Jermon Bushrod was 2nd-best lineman last year

The Dolphins are very upbeat about Jermon Bushrod in 2017. (Allen Eyestone/The Post) PHOENIX—There’s a perception that Dolphins right guard Jermon Bushrod had a rough season in 2016.
Hurricanes basketball notes: Lonnie Walker, Chris Lykes honored; Chris Caputo interviews

Hurricanes basketball notes: Lonnie Walker, Chris Lykes honored; Chris Caputo interviews

Chris Caputo (second from left) has been by Jim Larranaga’s side for 15 seasons. (Getty Images) A couple notes from the Canes hoops side of things … Five-star signee Lonnie Walker — arguably the most heralded basketball recruit Miami has ever had, at least in this millennium — is making an impression among a star-studded group at the McDonald’s All-American Game...
FSU WR Travis Rudolph receiving good feedback in lead-up to NFL Draft

FSU WR Travis Rudolph receiving good feedback in lead-up to NFL Draft

Travis Rudolph left Florida State a year early but hasn’t looked back. And he hasn’t had much down time the past few months either. The former Cardinal Newman star has had an eventful March, from his trip to Indianapolis for the NFL combine three weeks ago to Tuesday’s Pro Day workout at FSU. Rudolph ran the 40-yard dash, performed agility drills and did the bench press before catching...
Why Adam Gase tolerated Miami Dolphins celebration and taunting penalties

Why Adam Gase tolerated Miami Dolphins celebration and taunting penalties

Jarvis Landry of the Miami Dolphins celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the Cleveland Browns.

Russell Westbrook is true stats machine, but nobody ever did it like the Big O

    First, allow me to establish my credentials as an old stick in the mud who does not automatically agree that the latest thing is always the greatest thing. Second, let me state that there will never be another Oscar Robertson, and that will be true even if Russell Westbrook matches the Big O’s landmark achievement of averaging a triple-double for an entire season, the only player...
Reason for optimism concerning Miami Hurricanes’ offensive line; another Navaughn Donaldson tale

Reason for optimism concerning Miami Hurricanes’ offensive line; another Navaughn Donaldson tale

Hurricanes offensive line coach Stacey Searels is looking forward to a steadier season. (Matt Porter/The Palm Beach Post) [Richt encouraged by cornerbacks] [A few spring surprises in WR corps] Of the 16 offensive linemen who will be on scholarship this fall, position coach Stacy Searels estimated he “might have nine or 10” he’d feel comfortable putting in a game.
Tom Brady for 6-7 more years? ‘Great’ says Miami Dolphins’ Adam Gase

Tom Brady for 6-7 more years? ‘Great’ says Miami Dolphins’ Adam Gase

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady plays in the Super Bowl often. (AP Photo/Gregory Payan) PHOENIX — The owner of the New England Patriots, a man named Robert Kraft, said this week that his quarterback, a man named Tom Brady, may play another six or seven years.
Miami Dolphins plan for Mike Pouncey: ’16-plus games’

Miami Dolphins plan for Mike Pouncey: ’16-plus games’

The Miami Dolphins are counting on center Mike Pouncey. (Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post) PHOENIX — The best Miami Dolphins offensive lineman played only five games last season.
MRI on Dion Waiters’ sprained left ankle comes back negative, still no timetable for return

MRI on Dion Waiters’ sprained left ankle comes back negative, still no timetable for return

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — There is still no timetable for Dion Waiters’ return, but the Heat are encouraged by the progress he’s making in Miami.
Part of Dolphins’ NFL Draft vetting: Can players handle Miami?

Part of Dolphins’ NFL Draft vetting: Can players handle Miami?

South Beach has a lot of distractions for NFL players. (Getty Images) PHOENIX—The Dolphins have an extensive criteria for evaluating NFL Draft prospects—few things carry more weight than the medical evaluation—but one component of their process differs from, say, the Lions.
Goran Dragic playing with hole in sneaker to reduce pain from foot issue, but says it’s ‘not a big deal’

Goran Dragic playing with hole in sneaker to reduce pain from foot issue, but says it’s ‘not a big deal’

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Goran Dragic is playing with a hole in his sneakers. The sneakers aren’t defected.
Miami Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill really almost returned in playoffs

Miami Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill really almost returned in playoffs

Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill nearly returned last season from what was initially feared to be a torn anterior cruciate ligament.
With contract in question, Adam Gase sure Jarvis Landry will do OTAs

With contract in question, Adam Gase sure Jarvis Landry will do OTAs

Jarvis Landry has one year left on his contract. (Allen Eyestone/The Post) PHOENIX—The Dolphins have had months to get an extension done for top wide receiver Jarvis Landry, who is entering the last season of his contract, and they haven’t expressed much optimism publicly that it will happen.
Miami Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill ready for OTAs after knee injury

Miami Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill ready for OTAs after knee injury

Tannehill was having a career year prior to the injury. (Bill Ingram/The Post) PHOENIX—Everything about Ryan Tannehill’s recovery from his knee injury has been promising for the Dolphins, and coach Adam Gase said he’s already doing his usual offseason training routine.
Bold Miami Dolphins coach Adam Gase bows to no opponent

Bold Miami Dolphins coach Adam Gase bows to no opponent

Adam Gase of the Miami Dolphins looks over his play chart during first quarter action against the New England Patriots.
Celtics coach Brad Stevens: Heat are a ‘fun team to watch on both ends of the floor’

Celtics coach Brad Stevens: Heat are a ‘fun team to watch on both ends of the floor’

Head coach Erik Spoelstra of the Miami Heat looks on from the bench while playing the Cleveland Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena on March 6, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio.
Pulisic becomes heartbeat of US team at age 18

Pulisic becomes heartbeat of US team at age 18

Christian Pulisic gallops elegantly past defenders like a gazelle, with the enthusiasm of youth and a sense of positioning that belies his inexperience.   At age 18, he's getting significant playing time at European power Borussia Dortmund.   And he's American.   "I just think he's so much further ahead than I was or than any of us were at that age," Landon...
How the World Series twisted the Kipnis family in knots

How the World Series twisted the Kipnis family in knots

Of course Todd Kipnis remembers the pitch. Vividly. How could he not?  World Series Game 7. Tie game. Bottom of the ninth. And there was his little brother, Jason, in the Progressive Field batter's box.  He can still feel it now -- the swing, the contact, the brief moment of fantastic anticipation. As Aroldis Chapman's 85-mph slider caught the meat of the plate, belt-high, Jason ripped at...
NBA facing multiple no-show issues

NBA facing multiple no-show issues

The upshot from the no-show NBA: If you're healthy, you had better suit up. But if your team isn't healthy, that's another story.  That has Commissioner Adam Silver addressing only half the issue when it comes to his memo imploring owners to get more involved with the sitting of stars during the NBA's signature moments.  It has not been a good look during recent weeks as the NBA attempted...
Sacrifice bunts are a dying art in baseball 

Sacrifice bunts are a dying art in baseball 

Get 'em on, move 'em over, drive 'em in.   That old-school philosophy doesn't play in the major leagues anymore. Teams rely more on the long ball than small ball.   As a result, the sacrifice bunt is a dying art.   There were only 1,025 sacrifices in the majors last season, down from 1,667 in 2011. The average of .21 sacrifices per game in 2016 was the lowest in baseball...
Baseball Is practically a water sport to the Mets’ Granderson

Baseball Is practically a water sport to the Mets’ Granderson

Even for 10 minutes, Curtis Granderson cannot restrain himself. On a recent morning here in spring training, before the start of his 12th full major league season, he was talking about how, at age 36, he will handle the rigors of chasing down balls in center field. As he talked, he asked for a brief timeout and reached for the 12-ounce water bottle he had left on the floor beside his locker. This...
Old man on the Ducks: Ennis takes the long way to the Final Four

Old man on the Ducks: Ennis takes the long way to the Final Four

On the wall of the bedroom that Oregon point guard Dylan Ennis shared with his younger brother Tyler, there was a makeshift growth chart. Their father had drawn lines and numbers so the brothers could see how tall they were, and the boys turned their heights into a competition. Poor Dylan Ennis, he lost every time. As a high school freshman, Ennis said, he was a puny 4 feet 11 inches tall. &ldquo...
Gionta scores in 1,000th game, Sabres beat Panthers 4-2

Gionta scores in 1,000th game, Sabres beat Panthers 4-2

Sabres captain Brian Gionta was presented with a silver-plated stick before the opening faceoff of his 1,000th career game on Monday night. Afterward, Gionta received a puck to go with it: The game-winner, in fact. The 15-year NHL veteran celebrated his milestone evening by scoring what stood as the decisive goal in a 4-2 win over the Florida Panthers. "It was an emotional night, a great thing...
Recruiting: DB Gurvan Hall commits to Miami Hurricanes

Recruiting: DB Gurvan Hall commits to Miami Hurricanes

Gurvan Hall (courtesy PrepBuilders.com) Alabama coach Nick Saban once flew in by helicopter to recruit him, but Mark Richt will get to coach him.
Dolphins’ Stephen Ross explores tennis venue at Hard Rock Stadium

Dolphins’ Stephen Ross explores tennis venue at Hard Rock Stadium

Serena Williams could be playing at Hard Rock Stadium in the future. (Getty Images) PHOENIX—Dolphins owner Stephen Ross isn’t trying to steal the Miami Open from Key Biscayne.
Adam Gase at the forefront of Miami Dolphins’ free agent recruiting pitches

Adam Gase at the forefront of Miami Dolphins’ free agent recruiting pitches

Adam Gase’s reputation is paying off for the Dolphins. (Getty Images) PHOENIX—Free agency was easier for the Dolphins than it’s been in a long time.
Dustin Johnson’s coasting along top spot in world golf rankings

Dustin Johnson’s coasting along top spot in world golf rankings

It’s scary what Dustin Johnson is doing these days. Winning, sure. DJ’s romp at the Dell Technologies Match Play event over the weekend gives him three victories in a row on the PGA Tour, and two of those were in elite-field World Golf Championship events. Improving, too. Johnson finally won a major last season, the U.S. Open at Oakmont, and last month he reached No. 1 in the Official...
Miami Dolphins: Linebacker unit ‘headed in right direction’

Miami Dolphins: Linebacker unit ‘headed in right direction’

Doesn’t sound like Zach Brown to the Miami Dolphins is happening soon. (Getty Images) PHOENIX — The Miami Dolphins are sticking with a plan to add the right players at the right price.
Federer rolls into fourth round at Miami Open

Federer rolls into fourth round at Miami Open

Roger Federer took a look around as he entered the stadium court at the Miami Open, immediately feeling the energy of the crowd. He gave them quite a show. Federer advanced to the fourth round at Key Biscayne on Monday, beating Juan Martin del Potro 6-3, 6-4. Federer, who was facing del Potro for the first time since 2013, never lost serve and improved to 15-1 this year. He broke del Potro twice,...
Miami Dolphins ‘open’ to adding another guard

Miami Dolphins ‘open’ to adding another guard

Jermon Bushrod is a wily veteran. But the Miami Dolphins aren’t beyond adding another guard for competition.
Dolphins owner Stephen Ross: Raiders didn’t try hard enough to stay in Oakland

Dolphins owner Stephen Ross: Raiders didn’t try hard enough to stay in Oakland

Stephen Ross was the only owner to vote against the Raiders’ move to Las Vegas. (Getty Images) PHOENIX—Dolphins owner Stephen Ross doesn’t necessarily object to the Raiders wanting to move to Las Vegas, but didn’t see sufficient effort by their organization to make it work in Oakland.
Recruiting: WR Mark Pope commits to Miami Hurricanes

Recruiting: WR Mark Pope commits to Miami Hurricanes

Mark Pope, considered one of the best wide receivers in the 2018 class, is bound for Miami. (247Sports) There was a little bad news for Miami on Monday, and some very good news.
Miami Dolphins on Dion Jordan: ‘Not a move that’s worked out.’

Miami Dolphins on Dion Jordan: ‘Not a move that’s worked out.’

It doesn’t sound like Dion Jordan is in the Miami Dolphins’ plans. (Allen Eyestone/The Post) PHOENIX — Miami Dolphins Executive Vice President Mike Tannenbaum was given three opportunities on Monday to say defensive end Dion Jordan is in the team’s future plans.

Wounded USF football player charged with pulling gun first

Authorities say a University of South Florida football player who was shot during a road rage incident has been charged with pointing a gun at the shooter and his family. A Tampa police news release says 22-year-old Hassan Childs was charged Monday with three counts of aggravated assault and one count of misdemeanor marijuana possession. He was arrested at a local hospital, where he remains in stable...
Miami Hurricanes knew they were going to ‘whip’ West Virginia up front in Russell Athletic Bowl

Miami Hurricanes knew they were going to ‘whip’ West Virginia up front in Russell Athletic Bowl

Miami’s defensive line did a lot of celebrating during the Russell Athletic Bowl. (Getty Images) [Questions and projections for UM Pro Day participants] [Canes begin sorting out post-Kaaya QB situation]   Defensive coordinator Manny Diaz returns nearly every contributor from his front seven, and the group has all the makings of one of the nation’s best.
Heat trying to overcome Dion Waiters’ absence as showdown with playoff implications vs. Pistons looms

Heat trying to overcome Dion Waiters’ absence as showdown with playoff implications vs. Pistons looms

The Miami Heat’s Dion Waiters drives against the New Orleans Pelicans’ Anthony Davis, left, during the second quarter at AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami on Wednesday, March 15, 2017.

Bears player calls Hernandez 'my guy' at double-murder trial

Chicago Bears wide receiver Deonte Thompson has testified in the double-murder trial of ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez. The former New England Patriots tight end played football with Thompson at the University of Florida. Thompson testified Monday about a Florida party he invited Hernandez to in February 2013. Hernandez smiled when Thompson referred to him as "my guy." Thompson's team, then...
Questions and projections for Miami Hurricanes 2017 Pro Day participants

Questions and projections for Miami Hurricanes 2017 Pro Day participants

Brad Kaaya (left) and David Njoku tried to impress scouts at the 2017 NFL Scouting Combine. (Getty Images) [Canes begin sorting out post-Kaaya QB situation] Everyone’s got something to prove at Pro Days, the series of showcases that take place at campuses nationwide between the NFL Scouting Combine and the NFL Draft.
Miami Dolphins only team to oppose Las Vegas Raiders move, per reports

Miami Dolphins only team to oppose Las Vegas Raiders move, per reports

Miami Dolphins Stephen Ross was reportedly the lone dissenter in an owners’ vote to allow Oakland to move to Las Vegas.
NFL owners approve Raiders' move from Oakland to Las Vegas

NFL owners approve Raiders' move from Oakland to Las Vegas

Invoking his father Al's name, and copying what the Hall of Fame owner did with the Raiders, Mark Davis is moving the franchise out of Oakland. NFL owners approved the Raiders' move to Las Vegas 31-1 at the league meetings Monday. Miami was the lone dissenter. "My father used to say the greatness of the Raiders is in the future," Davis said. "This gives us the ability to achieve that...
Former Miami Dolphins WR Brandon Marshall has Las Vegas-NFL concerns

Former Miami Dolphins WR Brandon Marshall has Las Vegas-NFL concerns

Former Miami Dolphins wide receiver Brandon Marshall was an invited speaker at the NFL owner’s meetings.
Heat center Hassan Whiteside still dealing with effects of stitched-up hand laceration

Heat center Hassan Whiteside still dealing with effects of stitched-up hand laceration

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Based on Hassan Whiteside’s stats over the past few games, it doesn’t seem like his lacerated right hand is bothering him much.
Recruiting: Akeem Dent decommits from Miami Hurricanes

Recruiting: Akeem Dent decommits from Miami Hurricanes

Pahokee High cornerback Akeem Dent (11) reacts to a big hit in the fourth quarter during Pahokee’s win over Baker in the FHSAA Class 1A state football championship at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida on December 8, 2016.
NEW: Greyhounds’ positive drug tests costs trainer license

NEW: Greyhounds’ positive drug tests costs trainer license

A greyhound trainer based at the Palm Beach Kennel Club had his license revoked this month after state investigators found 24 instances where dogs under his care tested positive for drugs before races in 2016. Yoanly Savon’s license was revoked March 8 by the Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering within the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation. The division oversees horse, dog...
Three things to watch this week: Can Goran Dragic find his offensive rhythm for desperate Heat?

Three things to watch this week: Can Goran Dragic find his offensive rhythm for desperate Heat?

Miami Heat guard Goran Dragic, left, competes for control of the ball with Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart (36) during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, March 26, 2017, in Boston.
His bat has powers. His cat has Dr. Evil

His bat has powers. His cat has Dr. Evil

For more than four decades, the New York Yankees’ lineup has almost always included a first baseman with left-handed power. Think of Chris Chambliss, Don Mattingly, Tino Martinez, Jason Giambi and Mark Teixeira. Chances are you picture a lot of home runs clearing the inviting right-field wall in the Bronx. Now think of Greg Bird. Manager Joe Girardi confirmed the other day that Bird, another...
Rays' Snell kept a pledge, can he fulfill his promise?

Rays' Snell kept a pledge, can he fulfill his promise?

He was in eighth grade and his grandmother was dying. Arlene Snell told her grandson that she believed he could be a pitcher in the major leagues. "And I told her I would get there," Blake Snell said. He made a pledge. And he kept it. Last season, he made his major-league debut -- at Yankee Stadium. Big crowd. Five innings, two hits, one run. Quite the arrival. Snell finished his rookie...
False patriotism of NFL scoundrels could keep Kaepernick unemployed

False patriotism of NFL scoundrels could keep Kaepernick unemployed

There is enough evil in the hierarchy of the National Football League and among the league's 32 owners for the blackballing of quarterback Colin Kaepernick to be an unofficial policy.  There's also the possibility that Kaepernick's inability to find a landing spot is based on business decisions made independently, with all 32 clubs fearing the loss of a local sponsor or two should they sign the...
Ex-FSU football player's next play is becoming a brain surgeon

Ex-FSU football player's next play is becoming a brain surgeon

Myron Rolle is ready to take his game from the football field to the operating table. Those precious hands -- renowned for making interceptions -- will be wielding scalpels and forceps on the human brain.  Rolle, the former Florida State All-American safety and Rhodes Scholar, was accepted into the Harvard Medical School neurosurgery program at Massachusetts General Hospital and will begin his...
The Nationals have not one, but two winemakers in their clubhouse

The Nationals have not one, but two winemakers in their clubhouse

Joe Blanton, full-time Washington Nationals pitcher and part-time winemaker, traces his fascination with wine to one bottle: a 2002 Joseph Phelps Insignia, a Bordeaux red blend of four grapes from Napa Valley. He tasted it, he remembers, sometime during the winter between the 2008 and 2009 baseball seasons, a few months after the Oakland Athletics had traded him to the Philadelphia Phillies. "...
Hamilton makes NASCAR history as first black race director 

Hamilton makes NASCAR history as first black race director 

Jusan Hamilton grew up working on cars in his grandfather's garage, and he has been in love with motorsports ever since.   He dreamed of driving all the way from upstate New York's dirt tracks to the bright lights of NASCAR. When it didn't work out behind the wheel, he poured himself into a career behind the scenes of racing.   Hamilton hit a milestone Saturday when he debuted...
AP source: Dolphins' Ross interested in moving Miami Open

AP source: Dolphins' Ross interested in moving Miami Open

Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross is interested in moving the Miami Open tennis tournament to the team's stadium complex, and there have been discussions regarding his proposal, a person familiar with the talks said Sunday. The person confirmed the discussions to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the tournament and Dolphins have not commented. The person said Ross wouldn't buy...
Five takeaways: Miami Heat begin important road trip with painful loss to Boston Celtics

Five takeaways: Miami Heat begin important road trip with painful loss to Boston Celtics

BOSTON — The Heat faced plenty of adversity early in the season. It looks like they will face more late in the year.

Valiente keeps Triple Crown hopes alive, capturing USPA Gold Cup

After a slow start in the first half, Valiente kept its Triple Crown hopes alive. Trailing 4-1 and 5-2 in the first two chukkers, Valiente rallied for a 9-6 victory over Coca-Cola to capture the USPA Gold Cup Sunday on Engel & Volkers Field at International Polo Club Palm Beach. Valiente has now won the first two 26-goal tournaments of America’s Triple Crown. Valiente also won the C.V. Whitney...
Florida falls short for Final Four, but finds hope in White

Florida falls short for Final Four, but finds hope in White

The first NCAA Tournament in which Florida's Mike White has ever coached provided plenty of hope for the future of Gators basketball in the post-Billy Donovan era. After coming up a victory short of the Final Four, though, it was difficult for White to look toward the future when the present was so painful. "Obviously very, very heartbreaking," he said. Not the journey. Just the finish....

Spain’s 2016 Olympian Moya wins Rolex Grand Prix

Sergio Alvarez Moya of Spain and Charmeur won their first and biggest class at the Winter Equestrian Festival late Saturday night. The 2016 Olympian and his 10-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding captured the $500,000 Rolex Grand Prix CSI5 in front of a standing-room-only crowd of 5,100 at Palm Beach International Equestrian Center. Moya won the jump-off in 37.76 seconds to pocket $165,000 in prize money...
Running back Devin ‘Motor’ Singletary looks to power FAU offense again

Running back Devin ‘Motor’ Singletary looks to power FAU offense again

Take away the shoulder pads, the cleats, and the helmet with “Find A Way” engraved on the back and Devin Singletary appears to be nothing more than a short, meek college student. Once the equipment comes back on, you have one of the top offensive weapons in Conference USA. Generously listed at 5-foot-9, the running back known as “Motor” — both for his long scores and...
South Carolina headed to Final Four, beats Florida 77-70

South Carolina headed to Final Four, beats Florida 77-70

South Carolina added a missing piece to its rich basketball history. The school of Frank McGuire, Kevin Joyce, Brian Winters, Mike Dunleavy and Alex English is going to the Final Four for the first time. Add the names Sindarius Thornwell and Frank Martin to the top of the list. Thornwell's 26 points and the Gamecocks' swarming zone defense meant a 77-70 victory over Florida on Sunday and a berth in...
Stanford rallies, edges Notre Dame 76-75 to reach Final Four

Stanford rallies, edges Notre Dame 76-75 to reach Final Four

Even after Alanna Smith and Stanford pulled off a huge rally to put the Cardinal in position to reach the Final Four, there still was work to do. That's when Erica McCall stepped up and blocked Notre Dame's path. Smith's layup with 23 seconds left capped Stanford's comeback from a 16-point deficit in the second half, McCall swatted a last-second shot and the Cardinal edged top-seeded Notre Dame 76-75...

USF football player in stable condition after shooting

A University of South Florida football player was injured from a shooting. The University of South Florida said in a statement Sunday that safety Hassan Childs was in stable condition. The statement says that no one else was injured from the shooting that took place off campus and that Tampa police detectives were investigating. The Tampa Bay Times (http://bit.ly/2nXmUN3 ) reports that the shooting...
3-time champ Venus Williams reaches 4th round at Miami Open

3-time champ Venus Williams reaches 4th round at Miami Open

The oldest player in the women's draw at the Miami Open, Venus Williams is looking forward to the next round. And next year. And the year after that. "Yeah, 2020 here I come," she said. Williams earned her latest win in this season of resurgence Sunday, beating qualifier Patricia Maria Tig 6-3, 6-0 to reach the fourth round. Seeded 11th and appearing in the event for the 18th time, Williams...

Sprint car driver Steele killed in Florida speedway crash

Sprint car veteran David Steele has died during a race in Florida. Desoto Speedway officials said in a Facebook post on Saturday night that track owners and staff were saddened by the crash. The statement says Steele was trying to win his 100th race in Florida. A Manatee County Sheriff's Office report says Steele was driving a sprint car when his vehicle's left front wheel struck the right rear wheel...
With Justise Winslow turning 21 on Sunday, Erik Spoelstra knows there’s still plenty of time, room for growth

With Justise Winslow turning 21 on Sunday, Erik Spoelstra knows there’s still plenty of time, room for growth

BOSTON — Need a reminder of just how much room Justise Winslow has to grow as a basketball player?
Heat hold morning shootaround before early Sunday game for first time this season — why?

Heat hold morning shootaround before early Sunday game for first time this season — why?

BOSTON — With less than three weeks remaining in the regular season, the Heat’s playoff chances hang in the balance.
2017 NFL free agents: Best defensive tackles left for Miami Dolphins

2017 NFL free agents: Best defensive tackles left for Miami Dolphins

Johnathan Hankins is among the best defensive tackles still available. (Getty Images) If the Dolphins aren’t ready to install Jordan Phillips as their new starting defensive tackle–maybe they are–they still have options available in free agency.
Miami Heat forward Udonis Haslem in win-win situation as Gators play Frank Martin in Elite Eight

Miami Heat forward Udonis Haslem in win-win situation as Gators play Frank Martin in Elite Eight

    Udonis Haslem knows he’ll have one team to root for in the Final Four. (Getty Images) Miami Heat captain Udonis Haslem cannot lose today when it comes to the NCAA tournament.
Hoyas made tough, right decision on Thompson

Hoyas made tough, right decision on Thompson

The decision Georgetown had to make, the one it didn't want to make, the one it wished for patience and tradition and a family's coaching magic to absolve, came rumbling down Thursday afternoon. In a humble and almost apologetic statement, Georgetown University President Jack DeGioiaparted ways with men's basketball coach John Thompson III, separating from a legacy that has uplifted and defined the...
Three Palm Beach County hoops standouts headed to Beantown

Three Palm Beach County hoops standouts headed to Beantown

Three of the top girls basketball players from Palm Beach County will trade the beach for Boston Commons this fall. Boca Raton’s Rachel Levy will play for Harvard next season, while her teammate Grace Marko and Cardinal Newman’s Milan Morris will both suit up for Boston College. Morris is the Post’s Small Schools Girls Basketball Player of the Year, and Levy and Marko are the Post&rsquo...
2017 NFL Draft: Snowboarding giant Isaac Asiata among top guards

2017 NFL Draft: Snowboarding giant Isaac Asiata among top guards

First, imagine Isaac Asiata. He’s an imposing 6-foot-3, 323-pound offensive lineman who looks strong enough to wrestle a black bear. Now picture him gracefully slicing down the side of a mountain on a snowboard. Graceful might not be the perfect adjective for him, but still. “I wasn’t really that great at it, but I was good enough,” Asiata said. “There’s no point...
Florida basketball: Miracle finish has Gators expecting even more

Florida basketball: Miracle finish has Gators expecting even more

How many miracles would it take for the Florida Gators to win the NCAA basketball championship? They’ve already got one in the bag, Chris Chiozza’s running three-point prayer at the overtime buzzer. That’s what it took to beat Wisconsin 84-83 just before 1 a.m. Saturday in the city that never sleeps and in a Garden that’s ever abloom with classic moments. Meeting South...
2017 NFL free agents: Does Rey Maualuga fit with Miami Dolphins?

2017 NFL free agents: Does Rey Maualuga fit with Miami Dolphins?

The Bengals cut Rey Maualuga today. (Getty Images) The Dolphins are still looking for another starting linebacker–Neville Hewitt would be the presumptive starter next to Kiko Alonso and Lawrence Timmons at this point–and a proven one became available today.
After being torched by two guards this week, Miami Heat looking to limit Celtics’ Isaiah Thomas

After being torched by two guards this week, Miami Heat looking to limit Celtics’ Isaiah Thomas

Boston’s Isaiah drives against Maimi’s Luke Babbitt and Hassan Whiteside in December. Thomas scored 52 points in the Celtics’s win.
Heat center Hassan Whiteside misses practice because of ankle but intends to play against Celtics

Heat center Hassan Whiteside misses practice because of ankle but intends to play against Celtics

    Miami’s Hassan Whiteside lays on the court after being knocked over in the first quarter of the Heat’s loss to Toronto Thursday at AmericanAirlines Arena.
As Brad Kaaya looks on, Miami Hurricanes begin sorting out QB race

As Brad Kaaya looks on, Miami Hurricanes begin sorting out QB race

Will Jack Allison (right) impress Mark Richt this spring? (247Sports) CORAL GABLES — Even though coaches insist it’s an open competition with no early leader, there could be no question who was the best quarterback on the University of Miami practice field Saturday.
Where other nations were overjoyed, the champs were understated

Where other nations were overjoyed, the champs were understated

The moment the ball landed in first baseman Eric Hosmer’s glove for the final out of the World Baseball Classic, the celebration commenced for the United States. As players leapt in the air and rushed from the dugout late Wednesday night, reveling in their 8-0 win over Puerto Rico, shortstop Brandon Crawford and second baseman Ian Kinsler met at second base and engaged in a formal, stilted,...
Dave George: Struggling NBA coaches must pine for March Madness

Dave George: Struggling NBA coaches must pine for March Madness

There isn’t much time to watch the NCAA basketball tournament when you’re an NBA head coach. Besides, as most of them will tell you, the challenge of coaching the game at the highest level with the world’s most talented players is an all-consuming passion and the unquestioned pinnacle of their profession. Still, I have to wonder whenever the spontaneity and the sizzle of March Madness...
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