Hal Habib

After 19 years as a sports writer, copy editor and assistant sports editor at The Miami Herald, Hal joined The Palm Beach Post's sports department in 1998. Areas of coverage range from the Olympics, Kentucky Derby and Super Bowl to local sports.

Latest from Hal Habib

Miami Dolphins: We rank the new food offerings for this NFL season at the Hard Rock Stadium
 Football is upon us again, and with the Dolphins coming off a 6-10 season, there are no promises that what fans see on the field won’t cause further indigestion. In the concourses? That’s another story. Dolphins owner Stephen Ross coughed up a half-billion to renovate Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens and he’s not...

Posted: a day ago

Football is upon us again, and with the Dolphins coming off a 6-10 season, there are no promises that what fans see on the field won’t cause further indigestion. In the concourses? That’s another story. Dolphins owner Stephen Ross coughed up a half-billion to renovate Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens and he’s not...
Roughing the passer! Watch Miami Dolphins’ Ryan Tannehill get splattered by son, 2
 <div></div><br><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Had to shoot this: Check out cute video of Ryan Tannehill getting splattered by 2-year-old son Steel after Dolphins practice today. It appears Ryan is enjoying this dad thing. <a href="https://t.co/BvaisEZBc0"...

Posted: a day ago

<div></div><br><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Had to shoot this: Check out cute video of Ryan Tannehill getting splattered by 2-year-old son Steel after Dolphins practice today. It appears Ryan is enjoying this dad thing. <a href="https://t.co/BvaisEZBc0"...
Miami Dolphins’ Kalen Ballage experiences highs (and one low)
 Things were looking up when Dolphins rookie Kalen Ballage ripped off a 14-yard run. They were really looking up when he followed with a 9-yarder. And they appeared to be looking up when Ballage launched himself in the air with a 10-yard reception. The only problem: As Ballage went up, the ball went down. “He just hit the ball on the...

Posted: 5 days ago

Things were looking up when Dolphins rookie Kalen Ballage ripped off a 14-yard run. They were really looking up when he followed with a 9-yarder. And they appeared to be looking up when Ballage launched himself in the air with a 10-yard reception. The only problem: As Ballage went up, the ball went down. “He just hit the ball on the...
Miami Dolphins’ Raekwon McMillan: ‘I know how’ Mike Hull is hurting
 Trainers weren’t the only ones huddled over linebacker Mike Hull when he suffered a knee injury Thursday night and was about to be carted into the locker room. Linebacker Raekwon McMillan stood a few feet away, behind the Dolphins’ bench, watching intently. It wasn’t hard to know exactly what was going through McMillan&rsquo...

Posted: 5 days ago

Trainers weren’t the only ones huddled over linebacker Mike Hull when he suffered a knee injury Thursday night and was about to be carted into the locker room. Linebacker Raekwon McMillan stood a few feet away, behind the Dolphins’ bench, watching intently. It wasn’t hard to know exactly what was going through McMillan&rsquo...
Grading the Miami Dolphins for their preseason opener vs. Bucs
 The Dolphins opened the preseason Thursday night with a 26-24 loss to the visiting Tampa Bay Buccaneers. All eyes were on quarterback Ryan Tannehill, who is returning from knee injuries after an absence of more than 1 ½ years. Here’s a breakdown of how he fared along with other notable performances by the Dolphins. QB Ryan Tannehill...

Posted: 5 days ago

The Dolphins opened the preseason Thursday night with a 26-24 loss to the visiting Tampa Bay Buccaneers. All eyes were on quarterback Ryan Tannehill, who is returning from knee injuries after an absence of more than 1 ½ years. Here’s a breakdown of how he fared along with other notable performances by the Dolphins. QB Ryan Tannehill...
Tampa Bay Bucs’ Jameis Winston: a puzzle then, a puzzle now
 Three years ago, he was a lightning rod of epic proportions, considered possibly the most-scrutinized draft prospect in NFL history. Despite a captivating smile and reassuring demeanor, Jameis Winston couldn’t sell himself to everyone. He didn’t need to. Only the Tampa Bay Buccaneers had to believe. All this time later, we &mdash...

Posted: 6 days ago

Three years ago, he was a lightning rod of epic proportions, considered possibly the most-scrutinized draft prospect in NFL history. Despite a captivating smile and reassuring demeanor, Jameis Winston couldn’t sell himself to everyone. He didn’t need to. Only the Tampa Bay Buccaneers had to believe. All this time later, we &mdash...
Ex-Dolphin Jarvis Landry rips into Cleveland Browns for taking days off
 The Juice was definitely flowing. Jarvis Landry was a star attraction as HBO’s summer series, Hard Knocks, debuted Tuesday night from the training camp of the Cleveland Browns. And it gave Dolphins fans a taste of what was lost when Miami traded him to Cleveland, which coughed up the kind of bucks ($75 million) the Dolphins could not...

Posted: 7 days ago

The Juice was definitely flowing. Jarvis Landry was a star attraction as HBO’s summer series, Hard Knocks, debuted Tuesday night from the training camp of the Cleveland Browns. And it gave Dolphins fans a taste of what was lost when Miami traded him to Cleveland, which coughed up the kind of bucks ($75 million) the Dolphins could not...
Miami Dolphins part ways with Papa John’s, have new pizza vendor at stadium
 Don’t bother looking for Papa John’s pizza at Hard Rock Stadium this season. The Dolphins have joined a long list of sports teams and organizations severing ties with the pizza company. A source said the Dolphins made their decision before founder John Schnatter triggered a national controversy by using a racial slur during a...

Posted: 7 days ago

Don’t bother looking for Papa John’s pizza at Hard Rock Stadium this season. The Dolphins have joined a long list of sports teams and organizations severing ties with the pizza company. A source said the Dolphins made their decision before founder John Schnatter triggered a national controversy by using a racial slur during a...
Miami Dolphins to build ‘best-in-class’ training facility for $75M in Miami Gardens
 The “Davie” datelines attached to stories about the Miami Dolphins soon will disappear. The Dolphins confirmed Tuesday that they’re moving their training facility from Nova Southeastern University to the grounds of Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, possibly as soon as the 2020 season. Tom Garfinkel, vice chairman and CEO...

Posted: 7 days ago

The “Davie” datelines attached to stories about the Miami Dolphins soon will disappear. The Dolphins confirmed Tuesday that they’re moving their training facility from Nova Southeastern University to the grounds of Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, possibly as soon as the 2020 season. Tom Garfinkel, vice chairman and CEO...
Want a testimonial for Miami Dolphins’ Frank Gore? Listen to Kalen Ballage
 Dolphins rookie running back Kalen Ballage was a big fan of Frank Gore’s growing up. He’s a bigger fan now that they’re teammates. Ballage, drafted in the fourth round out of Arizona State, is the latest player attesting to the notion that when the Dolphins signed Gore, a 14-year veteran, they added a consummate professional...

Posted: 7 days ago

Dolphins rookie running back Kalen Ballage was a big fan of Frank Gore’s growing up. He’s a bigger fan now that they’re teammates. Ballage, drafted in the fourth round out of Arizona State, is the latest player attesting to the notion that when the Dolphins signed Gore, a 14-year veteran, they added a consummate professional...
Miami Dolphins have long snapping competition unlike any other
 Lucas Gravelle is trying to make the Dolphins’ roster at a position so far under the radar that when people on the street ask him where he plays, and he finds out they’re not avid fans, he doesn’t really have an answer. Long snappers never get much love, which is too bad, because the two guys competing to handle those chores...

Posted: 8 days ago

Lucas Gravelle is trying to make the Dolphins’ roster at a position so far under the radar that when people on the street ask him where he plays, and he finds out they’re not avid fans, he doesn’t really have an answer. Long snappers never get much love, which is too bad, because the two guys competing to handle those chores...