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Atlantic drops Kickoff Classic to Miami-Central 39-7

The Atlantic Eagles hosted the Miami-Central Rockets on Thursday in a matchup between two teams with their sights set on a state championship in 2018. The Eagles, coming off a 12-2-1 season that ended with a loss in the Class 8A state championship game, opened this week’s slate of Kickoff Classic games by falling to South Florida powerhouse Miami-Central 39-7. Miami-Central’s defense forced...
FSU defense celebrates ‘freedom’ under new coordinator

FSU defense celebrates ‘freedom’ under new coordinator

The Florida State football team won’t conduct its first preseason scrimmage until Saturday. The Seminoles won’t play their first real game until Sept. 3 against Virginia Tech. But if you think FSU’s defensive players are going to wait for either of those dates to see what they think about coach Harlon Barnett’s defensive schemes, well … you need to understand that this...
College football can learn from Jordan McNair. Will it?

College football can learn from Jordan McNair. Will it?

Today, every college football program in the country should be having a discussion that starts with these two words: Jordan McNair. Jordan should be getting ready for the upcoming season with his University of Maryland teammates. He should be getting ready for his second year of college classes. He should be hanging out with friends, eating pizza, playing video games and doing the things typical 19-year-olds...
Kevin Ollie’s desire to surround himself with familiar faces prompted lots of questions from NCAA investigators

Kevin Ollie’s desire to surround himself with familiar faces prompted lots of questions from NCAA investigators

Kevin Ollie liked to have familiar faces around. He played for UConn from 1991-95, and was an assistant coach from 2010-12, but he had grown up in Los Angeles and had a 13-year career in the NBA, playing for 12 different teams, making a lot of contacts outside the “UConn family” as well as inside it. Ollie, who led the Huskies for six years, won a national championship in his second season...
Fantasy Football 2018 preview: NFC North

Fantasy Football 2018 preview: NFC North

Knowledge is power and the greatest asset you can acquire in order to compete for a fantasy football championship. Here’s your 2018 preview of the NFC North, the second of eight division profiles leading to draft season. ——— 2018 Fantasy MVP: Jordan Howard, RB Head coach Matt Nagy said, “Jordan can play all three downs. We’re going to do that.” We already...
Dan Mullen still undecided on Florida’s starting quarterback

Dan Mullen still undecided on Florida’s starting quarterback

Florida coach Dan Mullen appears closer to knowing who his starting quarterback is going to be in the aftermath of the Gators’ first preseason scrimmage Monday night in The Swamp. By the end of the next scrimmage, which is Sunday, he may know for sure. But that doesn’t necessarily mean anyone else is going to know, Mullen said Wednesday. “I don’t have an answer for your question...
When two former UCLA basketball players committed suicide, they left behind more questions

When two former UCLA basketball players committed suicide, they left behind more questions

Billy Knight seemed quieter than usual the last time he spoke with his younger brother Eric. They discussed the NBA’s summer league and players they thought might emerge as budding stars. It was an attempt to lighten the mood and steer clear of the grim reality facing Billy, a former UCLA basketball player accused of repeatedly molesting a minor. Billy proclaimed his innocence during the early...
Gun violence hits home again for Redskins running back Kapri Bibbs

Gun violence hits home again for Redskins running back Kapri Bibbs

"I love you cuz rest easy." Kapri Bibbs typed the words on social media, still unable to process the news, still unable to let go of yet another family member. The Washington Redskins running back has said goodbye to loved ones more times than he cares to count. But this is a way of life for the 25-year-old. Even so, playing through emotional pain is never easy. Bibbs arrived in Richmond...
A consequence of Ukraine’s war: Less hunting, more wolf attacks

A consequence of Ukraine’s war: Less hunting, more wolf attacks

Aleksandr Podlesnyi saw the lunge before he recognized the shape as a wolf. His first thought was, Where did you come from? As the wolf clamped onto his left arm, his second thought was, I will kill him or he will kill me. Podlesnyi, 41, had emerged from his outhouse early on Dec. 9, intending to feed his chickens and ducks. Instead, he found himself becoming an extreme example of the unintended consequences...
Qatari-based channel says it can link a pirate network to Saudi Arabia

Qatari-based channel says it can link a pirate network to Saudi Arabia

As European soccer’s top leagues begin another season, the world’s biggest pirate television network is back on the airwaves, too. All 10 games played on the opening weekend of the Premier League last weekend were broadcast on beoutQ, a sophisticated Arab-language channel whose brazen theft of sports broadcasts has emerged as a high-profile battleground in the bitter and protracted dispute...
Get to know the Hurricanes’ two graduate transfers, Tito Odenigbo and Venzell Boulware

Get to know the Hurricanes’ two graduate transfers, Tito Odenigbo and Venzell Boulware

The Hurricanes looked to two graduate transfers to help solidify their depth up front on both the defensive and offensive lines. Redshirt senior defensive tackle Tito Odenigbo from Illinois and redshirt junior offensive guard Venzell Boulware from Tennessee. Both are currently practicing as reserves, but they are expected to earn snaps this season as depth options. Odenigbo and Boulware spoke to reporters...
Inside Michael Dickson's improbable journey from Sydney to Seahawks

Inside Michael Dickson's improbable journey from Sydney to Seahawks

Michael Dickson punted his first American football in January 2015. Less than eight months later, he started for the Texas Longhorns in a nationally televised game inside Notre Dame Stadium. And that's not even the improbable part. Consider, first, that Nathan Chapman — the head punting coach for "Prokick Australia," a program that trains prospective punters for the college and NFL...
He came to Maryland to change its football culture. Now Rick Court is the first out the door.

He came to Maryland to change its football culture. Now Rick Court is the first out the door.

Maryland football Coach DJ Durkin considered Rick Court to be his most important lieutenant in College Park, often trumpeting Court as his first hire when he came to the school in December 2015. Durkin was on the tarmac, a head coach for the first time and about to catch a flight, when he made that call to ask Court if he would not only be his strength and conditioning coach but his right-hand man...
Rams' Brockers makes it a point of mentoring young teammates

Rams' Brockers makes it a point of mentoring young teammates

It is a daily occurrence during Los Angeles Rams training camp, just as it was during offseason organized team activities and a June minicamp. Sometimes it happens on the sideline or in the near end zone before practice begins. Other times it takes place after a workout, in a far end zone away from the crowd exiting the field. Michael Brockers quietly counsels younger defensive linemen, and then lines...

Maryland takes blame in fatal workout

The president of the University of Maryland made a startling admission Tuesday, saying basic medical procedures had not been followed when a football player collapsed in the heat during a conditioning workout in May and died two weeks later. The president, Wallace D. Loh, said that Maryland accepted “legal and moral responsibility” for the death of the player, Jordan McNair, a 19-year-old...
5 dark-horse Heisman Trophy candidates

5 dark-horse Heisman Trophy candidates

You probably know all about Bryce Love, Jonathan Taylor and Khalil Tate. But if you're looking for some slightly longer shots with a legitimate chance to win college football's most prestigious individual award, here are five players lurking just outside the spotlight. McKenzie Milton, Central Florida, QB (+4,000 in Bovada's Heisman prop) Milton is hardly an unknown, having finished eighth in last...
James Harden and his left-handed complements

James Harden and his left-handed complements

This week began with one of the most important days on my calendar: #LeftHandersDay! It’s the annual occasion for those of us afflicted with this condition to celebrate a reality that might invite scorn on many other days — but something lefties everywhere eventually accept and proclaim proudly because, well, who else will do it for us? As Houston’s James Harden so neatly summed...
Fantasy Football 2018: AFC North

Fantasy Football 2018: AFC North

Knowledge is power and the greatest asset you can acquire in order to compete for a fantasy football championship. Here's your 2018 preview of the AFC North, the first of eight division profiles leading to draft season. If head coach John Harbaugh wants to keep his job, he'll commit to Collins as his workhorse. How many times can you go back to the Kenneth Dixon, Danny Woodhead or Buck Allen well...
He signed the denial letter. Now he helps former NFL players get benefits

He signed the denial letter. Now he helps former NFL players get benefits

Retired NFL players struggling with debilitating injuries years after they leave the field have a not-so-facetious way of describing the league’s approach to doling out their health benefits: “Delay, deny and hope you die.” Enter Paul Scott. For 13 years, he worked for the NFL benefit plan as the point person, telling players what paperwork they needed to apply for disability benefits...
Super 11 football 2018: DB/ATH Antavious Lane from William T. Dwyer

Super 11 football 2018: DB/ATH Antavious Lane from William T. Dwyer

Name: Antavious Lane Position: Defensive back/Athlete School: Dwyer Class: Senior 2017 stats: 60 tackles and 205 all-purpose yards as a junior. College prospects: Lane is committed to FAU. What was your breakout moment? When did you know you were great at football? “I’ve been playing ever since I was 5 years old, but when I was 5, I wasn’t that good. At about age 7...
Acuna hit by Urena's first pitch; Braves, Marlins scuffle

Acuna hit by Urena's first pitch; Braves, Marlins scuffle

Ronald Acuna's chance to extend his three-game streak of leadoff homers was put on hold when the Marlins' Jose Urena hit him with his first pitch on Wednesday night, triggering a melee that led to benches and bullpens for Atlanta and Miami emptying twice. Urena and Braves manager Brian Snitker were ejected. Snitker had angry words for the pitcher as he led the first exodus from Atlanta's dugout toward...
Florida football program cautioning players against selling ‘Jumpman’ gear

Florida football program cautioning players against selling ‘Jumpman’ gear

Florida coach Dan Mullen said the program has repeatedly cautioned players about selling Jordan-branded gear, but that the situation is difficult to oversee. “It’s really hard to monitor, in some ways. It’s a lot of education of our players. It is something we’ve discussed over and over, even before they got a pair of sneakers, we’ve discussed it over and over with them...
Dwyer-Palm Beach Central headlines intriguing Kickoff Classic lineup

Dwyer-Palm Beach Central headlines intriguing Kickoff Classic lineup

The high school football season is finally here, and Palm Beach County’s slate of games for the Kickoff Classic features a pair of high-profile matchups between state championship contenders. The biggest game of the week pits arguably the two best team in Palm Beach County against each other as the Dwyer Panthers visit the Palm Beach Central Broncos on Friday night. The game will showcase some...
Super 11 football 2018: ATH Mark-Antony Richards from Wellington

Super 11 football 2018: ATH Mark-Antony Richards from Wellington

Name: Mark-Antony Richards Position: Athlete School: Wellington Class: Senior 2017 stats: Had over 2,000 all-purpose yards as a junior College prospects: Richards has narrowed his top five schools to Florida, Auburn, Penn State, Miami and Tennessee. What was your breakout moment? When did you know you were great at football? “Probably eighth grade, when I first got a few...
Super 11 football 2018: Safety E.J. Jackson from Glades Central

Super 11 football 2018: Safety E.J. Jackson from Glades Central

Name: E.J. Jackson Position: Safety School: Glades Central Class: Senior 2017 stats: Jackson had six interceptions as a junior, including a pick-six. College prospects: Jackson holds offers from Florida Atlantic, Louisville, South Florida and more. What was your breakout moment? When did you know you were great at football? “I realized when my coach when I was young, in Pop Warner...
Super 11 football 2018: QB Gio Richardson from William T. Dwyer

Super 11 football 2018: QB Gio Richardson from William T. Dwyer

Name: Gio Richardson Position: Quarterback School: Dwyer Class: Senior 2017 stats: 1,593 passing yards, 24 touchdowns and six interceptions, as well as 496 rushing yards and nine rushing touchdowns on 96 carries College prospects: Richardson is committed to Florida Atlantic. What was your breakout moment? When did you know you were great at football? “My goal every year is trying...
Defensive end Burns re-energized by new Florida State scheme

Defensive end Burns re-energized by new Florida State scheme

Brian Burns believes his drop in sack totals from his freshman year to 2017 was more about him than opponents. The Florida State defensive end had just 4.5 sacks a year after he had a breakout 9.5-sack debut season in 2016. But the 6-foot-5, 231-pound pass rusher is almost incredulous when asked if he thought offensive lineman had figured out how to defend him. "Figure me out? No," Burns...
Son of Dan Marino arrested, charged with DUI in Broward County

Son of Dan Marino arrested, charged with DUI in Broward County

Michael Marino, the son of Dolphins Hall of Fame quarterback Dan Marino, was arrested at 1:30 a.m. Friday in Fort Lauderdale and charged with DUI.  Marino, 30, was stopped less than a half mile from his home while driving a 2016 Ford SUV. He had a blood alcohol level of .208 and .210, well past the legal limit of .08, according to the arrest report obtained by the Miami Herald.  He posted...
Super 11 football 2018: Renato Brown from Palm Beach Central

Super 11 football 2018: Renato Brown from Palm Beach Central

Name: Renato Brown Position: Offensive/Defensive lineman School: Palm Beach Central Class: Senior 2017 stats: 33 pancake blocks, 42 total tackles and five tackles for loss College prospects: Brown has offers from Miami, Alabama, Florida and Georgia, among others. What was your breakout moment? When did you know you were great at football? “Freshman year at team camp when I was...
Super 11 football 2018: DB Akeem Dent from Palm Beach Central

Super 11 football 2018: DB Akeem Dent from Palm Beach Central

Name: Akeem Dent Position: Cornerback School: Palm Beach Central Class: Senior 2017 stats: 81 total tackles and five interceptions as a junior College prospects: Dent is committed to Florida State. What was your breakout moment? When did you know you were great at football? “When I got tackled hard for the first time, and I came back and tackled them back.” Who from...
Super 11 football 2018: RB Ja’tarie Washington from Pahokee

Super 11 football 2018: RB Ja’tarie Washington from Pahokee

Name: Ja’tarie Washington Position: Running back School: Pahokee Class: Senior 2017 stats: 1,602 rushing yards and 20 touchdowns on 142 carries College prospects: Washington has offers from Nebraska, Louisville, Pittsburgh and Syracuse, among others. What was your breakout moment? When did you know you were great at football? “I realized I was good in football when I was...
Super 11 football 2018: OL/DL Ronald Folkes from William T. Dwyer High

Super 11 football 2018: OL/DL Ronald Folkes from William T. Dwyer High

Name: Ronald Folkes Position: Offensive/Defensive line School: Dwyer Class: Senior College prospects: Folkes has offers from FAU, FIU and FAMU, among others What was your breakout moment or season? “My junior year. I had a good year and I felt like I could block anybody, so I just did it.” Who in college or the NFL is going to break out this season? “I feel like...
Super 11 football 2018: Mike Morris from American Heritage

Super 11 football 2018: Mike Morris from American Heritage

Name: Mike Morris Position: Defensive end/Tight end School: American Heritage Class: Senior When did you know you were great at football? “My freshman year when we played Pahokee, because they had a huge O-line and I had a breakout game, and that’s when I knew I could run with this.” Who at the college or pro level do you see breaking out this season? “I&rsquo...
Jupiter resident Rick Ankiel, at 39, planning a major-league comback

Jupiter resident Rick Ankiel, at 39, planning a major-league comback

The indelible image of Rick Ankiel on the mound is one of a shaken pitcher whose control had abandoned him and had no idea where the baseball was headed. Inside. Outside. In the dirt. Off the backstop. Even buried in a batter’s backside. *Dave George: Ankiel gets up after being knocked down *Ankiel still in Cardinals family Ankiel’s once-promising future took a dark turn during the 2000...
Big-game Brooks: Koepka has 4 wins on tour, 3 majors

Big-game Brooks: Koepka has 4 wins on tour, 3 majors

Just call him big-game Brooks. Not even Brooks Koepka can explain why he plays some of his best golf at the biggest events. The PGA Championship not only was his third major, he won two of the three majors he played this year and three of his last six. And it goes deeper than that. He has finished among the top 15 in 12 of the last majors he has played, dating to a tie for fourth in his U.S. Open...
Seminoles could get recruiting bump from IMG Academy practices

Seminoles could get recruiting bump from IMG Academy practices

The question is an obvious one. Why, in his first season as head coach at Florida State, would Willie Taggart uproot his entire football program (players, coaches, staff, trainers, managers, maybe even the kids who paint themselves in garnet and gold) and bring everyone down to Bradenton for nearly a week? In the middle of preseason camp? To train at a high school? Well, first and foremost, we all...
Tiger Woods juices ratings for PGA championship

Tiger Woods juices ratings for PGA championship

There's nothing like a late charge from Tiger Woods to juice the ratings of a major golf tournament. CBS reached 8.5 million viewers Sunday for final-round competition at the PGA Championship from St. Louis, a whopping 73 percent increase from the 4.9 million people who watched the same tournament's conclusion in 2017, the Nielsen company said. Woods was the difference. The old hero was playing his...
A conversation with Hurricanes quarterbacks coach Jon Richt. How has Malik Rosier improved and what has fall camp been like for Jarren Williams?

A conversation with Hurricanes quarterbacks coach Jon Richt. How has Malik Rosier improved and what has fall camp been like for Jarren Williams?

There isn’t a lot of mystery surrounding the quarterback position at the University of Miami these days. Redshirt senior Malik Rosier is the starter, with redshirt freshmen N’Kosi Perry and Cade Weldon competing for the backup quarterback spot. True freshman Jarren Williams, a former consensus four-star prospect, is fourth on the depth chart. But quarterbacks coach Jon Richt insists the...
Miami Dolphins’ Adam Gase: ‘We’re counting on Kenyan Drake’

Miami Dolphins’ Adam Gase: ‘We’re counting on Kenyan Drake’

A defensive tackle named Gabe Wright, who few people outside of Auburn, Alabama and maybe in Wright’s circle of family and friends knows, was officially tossed off the Miami Dolphins on Tuesday. Wright took a swing at Kenyan Drake, a running back with Pro Bowl upside, in Monday’s practice. This was a poor decision on Wright’s part. And Dolphins coach Adam Gase has spoken with Drake...
Hurricanes hope to get the most out of Trayone Gray, ‘a Mack truck with a Ferrari engine’

Hurricanes hope to get the most out of Trayone Gray, ‘a Mack truck with a Ferrari engine’

How would Hurricanes running back DeeJay Dallas describe Trayone Gray’s playing style? “He’s big, strong,” Dallas said following Tuesday’s practice. “He’s the strongest in [the running back] room, one of the fastest in our room. He might not look fast, but he is fast. He’s like 240, like a Mack truck. He’s like a Mack truck with a Ferrari engine...
Miami Dolphins’ Albert Wilson: How I get separation and make ‘em miss

Miami Dolphins’ Albert Wilson: How I get separation and make ‘em miss

Albert Wilson may not be a first-team wide receiver for the Miami Dolphins, but he’s been first in the NFL in two intriguing categories. Miami gave Wilson a 3-year, $24 million contract in part because he’s: • First in the NFL in yards of separation (4.1) between receiver and defender on passing targets in 2017. (Next Gen Stats). • First in the NFL in missed tackles per reception...
Dolphins CB Xavien Howard continues building toward breakout 2018 season

Dolphins CB Xavien Howard continues building toward breakout 2018 season

This should be the Year of Xavien Howard. It’s possible no Dolphins player has looked better at his job this preseason than Howard, who has established himself as their unquestioned No. 1 cornerback. He was promising as a rookie, showed signs of catching on last year and now he seems like he’s on the cusp of something big. “I’m just so excited and ready to go,” he said...
LB Rayshad Jackson working his way toward starter’s role for Gators

LB Rayshad Jackson working his way toward starter’s role for Gators

On the day Rayshad Jackson signed with Florida back in 2015, the doubters quickly latched onto the lightly recruited prospect from Miami and haven’t let go, their number only growing over the course of his time in Gainesville. Now, heading into his redshirt junior season, Jackson is lining up to shoo away all those doubters, and shut them up for good. “I’m excited to prove all the...
Changes to Davis Cup are coming up for vote

Changes to Davis Cup are coming up for vote

Even in a divided sport with a surplus of governing bodies, there is finally genuine consensus that the Davis Cup needs to change. The very prickly question, as the International Tennis Federation gathers in Orlando, Florida, this week for its annual general meeting, is just how much change the sport is prepared to accept. The 118-year-old men’s national team event was long ago a pillar of tennis...
Wizards' Howard wants to play until he's 40: 'It's either evolve, adapt or get left behind'

Wizards' Howard wants to play until he's 40: 'It's either evolve, adapt or get left behind'

At the end of last summer, Dwight Howard was staring into a mirror, admiring the view. He had entered that offseason as heavy as a football lineman, hiding 285 pounds beneath his Atlanta Hawks uniform. Now, he was 23 pounds lighter, dunking like it was 2008 again and expecting a rebirth with a new team, the Charlotte Hornets.  Howard made a bold declaration to his trainer: I want to play in the...
Winners and losers from the Eastern Conference's offseason. (Pst: The Raptors won big.)

Winners and losers from the Eastern Conference's offseason. (Pst: The Raptors won big.)

We are officially halfway through the NBA offseason. Six weeks ago, the basketball world was still wrapping its collective head around LeBron James joining the Los Angeles Lakers as a free agent. Six weeks from now, training camps will open across the country as the 2018-19 season gets underway. That makes right now - the in-between place, when those whose lives revolve around basketball take a deep...
BREAKING: DeVante Parker of Miami Dolphins has broken finger

BREAKING: DeVante Parker of Miami Dolphins has broken finger

Miami Dolphins wide receiver DeVante Parker has broken the middle finger on his right hand, according to a source. Parker is hopeful to be able to play in the season opener, but it could take weeks to heal. One estimation for recovery is four weeks; which would be right around the September 9 opener against Tennessee. Parker and Kenny Stills (ankle) have missed practice time this week. If neither...
College football’s watch list season is upon us, and here are the ones Hurricanes players earned a spot on

College football’s watch list season is upon us, and here are the ones Hurricanes players earned a spot on

Watch list season is here, and there are plenty of college football awards to keep track of. So here’s a breakdown of all the watch lists that include Hurricanes players, with a little history lesson on each honor. First awarded: 1995 For: defensive player of the year Canes on the list: Jaquan Johnson, Shaquille Quarterman How many on the watch list: 85 Past Canes winners: Dan Morgan in...
LeBron James left Akron, but with an imprint that keeps getting bigger

LeBron James left Akron, but with an imprint that keeps getting bigger

Dru Joyce Sr. is reading a book. He can’t remember its name, but it was written by a Catholic priest. He thinks of it while sitting in a small office at St. Vincent-St. Mary High cluttered with paperwork, a bin filled with basketballs and simple chairs in case anyone visits. He thinks of the book when asked about LeBron James and whether the NBA superstar he coached as a teenager comes around...
After series of insensitive tweets from major leaguers, MLB taking steps to improve social media responsibility

After series of insensitive tweets from major leaguers, MLB taking steps to improve social media responsibility

When offensive tweets posted from the Twitter account of Milwaukee Brewers reliever Josh Hader, a former Orioles draft pick, resurfaced while he was pitching in his first All-Star Game at Nationals Park last month, it sparked a wave of major leaguers’ social media ghosts being brought to the forefront as insensitive posts from their teenage days stained their reputation and the game’s...

If the NFL actually wants to be safer, it’s time to re-evaluate tackling

Not long after Jordan Mailata arrived at IMG Academy to begin the process of learning American football, the former rugby player from Australia noticed something strange about the way defenders were taught to tackle. During workouts and film sessions, he and fellow rugby convert Christian Scott Williamson would watch with equal parts confusion and concern as defenders launched themselves into ballcarriers...
Will Muschamp’s and Jalen Ramsey’s spats against journalists won’t end well for them

Will Muschamp’s and Jalen Ramsey’s spats against journalists won’t end well for them

Athletes and coaches have always had an interesting relationship with the media. And like any relationship, there are highs and lows. This is one of those low moments. Over the weekend, South Carolina head football coach Will Muschamp and Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey unleashed their anger on journalists for just doing their jobs. Muschamp was upset after ESPN released an explosive...
Raised far from baseball hotbeds, Nimmo and Bird share an unlikely reunion

Raised far from baseball hotbeds, Nimmo and Bird share an unlikely reunion

When the New York Mets returned from the All-Star break with a visit to Yankee Stadium last month, Brandon Nimmo, their energetic outfielder, began the game by taking a five-pitch walk, dropping his bat and — as is his custom — racing to first base. Waiting there to greet him was a face he had known since childhood: Greg Bird, the New York Yankees’ first baseman. “I was thinking...
Hurricanes QB Jarren Williams being evaluated by medical staff for potential injury, OL George Brown Jr. to have knee surgery

Hurricanes QB Jarren Williams being evaluated by medical staff for potential injury, OL George Brown Jr. to have knee surgery

The Hurricanes were without freshman quarterback Jarren Williams for most of Tuesday’s practice. Williams was a limited participant in practice and is being evaluated by the University of Miami’s medical staff, according to UM. The exact issue or injury Williams is being evaluated for is currently unknown. Offensive coordinator Thomas Brown was asked about Williams’ status following...
What Miami Dolphins coach Adam Gase just said

What Miami Dolphins coach Adam Gase just said

Here is some of what Dolphins coach Adam Gase said Tuesday: • The end of training camp really just means veteran guys can sleep at home. Last year practicing at Philly was a different deal. This is a more routine preseason setup. • It’s going to take a little time, the next couple weeks at least, to really define the identity of the team. Still time to sort out starters. • This...
Miami Dolphins: We rank the new food offerings for this NFL season at the Hard Rock Stadium

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 done, having just announced a football training facility on...
It's getting harder to overlook Brooks Koepka

It's getting harder to overlook Brooks Koepka

Brooks Koepka might have felt more breath on his neck if it wasn't quite so thick. Try to push him in the back. Go on, just try. See if he gives an inch. Koepka is now one of the most substantial golfers in the world with his victory in the PGA Championship, and the proof of it was that not even a mighty 64 by Tiger Woods was quite enough to shake him.  It is hard to think of anything more ratifying...
Voice of USC football does his most important work for an audience of one

Voice of USC football does his most important work for an audience of one

Marcia Kislinger was dying, taking her last breaths, but her family wasn't there yet. They had just been notified.  They were rushing from their homes to her bedside at Providence St. John's Health Center in Santa Monica. They were worried they wouldn't arrive in time, and the 63-year-old woman would die alone.  As they raced into her room, they suddenly stopped, struck with the oddest of...
These boxers fight with cords wrapped around their fists and crowds love it

These boxers fight with cords wrapped around their fists and crowds love it

Tijjani Zakari stepped into a dusty boxing ring in northern Nigeria and wound thick, threaded cord around his right fist and forearm. For this fighter, the wrap was more battering ram than padded glove.  Zakari squared up to his opponent, squatting low with his bound arm cocked at his side. Less than a minute after the opening whistle, he landed an echoing blow that floored his opponent. A thousand...
Cold-water immersion a question in treatment of Maryland's McNair

Cold-water immersion a question in treatment of Maryland's McNair

In the University of Maryland Medical Center hospital wing where he had lain five years earlier, battling for his life, Gavin Class leaned over the bed of Jordan McNair, grasped his hand and whispered to him.  "Be strong, Jordan," Class recalled saying in his early-June visit. "Fight every day. Be positive."  McNair, 19, an offensive lineman for the University of Maryland...
NFL guards play anonymous position, but they're paid like stars

NFL guards play anonymous position, but they're paid like stars

When Brandon Scherff leaves the practice field, the Washington Redskins' starting right guard often picks up his son, Easton, and holds him like Simba from "The Lion King." He carries the 10-month old over to the blocking sled and taps his baby hands against them. One day, a team staffer remarked that the younger Scherff could follow his father's footsteps - although what it means to be...
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