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.

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Report: Miami Dolphins’ Stephen Ross proposed NFL ‘March on Washington’
 Stephen Ross. (Getty Images) Dolphins owner Stephen Ross proposed NFL players and owners do a “March on Washington” while speaking at a summit of owners,
            players and league executives in New York in October as the league scrambled to respond to President Donald Trump’s criticism
            of the anthem protests...

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Stephen Ross. (Getty Images) Dolphins owner Stephen Ross proposed NFL players and owners do a “March on Washington” while speaking at a summit of owners, players and league executives in New York in October as the league scrambled to respond to President Donald Trump’s criticism of the anthem protests...
Analysis: Hindsight isn’t kind to the Miami Dolphins when grading recent drafts
 Ja’Wuan James has something to prove at right tackle in 2018. (Allen Eyestone/The Post) The 2018 NFL Draft is almost upon us, and with it, you’ll see oodles of instant grades issued for all 32 teams, even though
            most draftees haven’t even set foot in their new cities. Hey, that’s the nature of this instant-gratification...

Posted: 19 hours ago

Ja’Wuan James has something to prove at right tackle in 2018. (Allen Eyestone/The Post) The 2018 NFL Draft is almost upon us, and with it, you’ll see oodles of instant grades issued for all 32 teams, even though most draftees haven’t even set foot in their new cities. Hey, that’s the nature of this instant-gratification...
Your guide to keeping up with the Miami Dolphins in the 2018 NFL Draft
 NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks during the first round of the 2017 Draft at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. (Photo by
               Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images) Where: Dallas Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas Schedule: 8 p.m. Thursday, 7 p.m. Friday, noon Saturday TV:
            NFL Network, Fox, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN...

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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks during the first round of the 2017 Draft at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images) Where: Dallas Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas Schedule: 8 p.m. Thursday, 7 p.m. Friday, noon Saturday TV: NFL Network, Fox, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN...
If Miami Dolphins look hard enough, they can find QB talent at No. 11 (and well beyond)
 Dallas quarterback Dak Prescott was a fourth-round bargain in 2016. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) You know the Dolphins are committed to Ryan Tannehill as their starting quarterback in 2018. You also know they currently
            have the No. 11 pick in this week’s draft. And you know this quarterback class, supposedly four...

Posted: a day ago

Dallas quarterback Dak Prescott was a fourth-round bargain in 2016. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) You know the Dolphins are committed to Ryan Tannehill as their starting quarterback in 2018. You also know they currently have the No. 11 pick in this week’s draft. And you know this quarterback class, supposedly four...
Embiid, 76ers not focused on Whiteside, but wary of Heat bouncing back
 The Philadelphia 76ers say they’re ready for whatever the Miami Heat want to throw at them in Saturday’s Game 4, whether that’s elbows, forearms or anything else. As for throwing center Hassan Whiteside at the 76ers? That’s not even on their radar enough to say they’re ready for him. “I don’t care...

Posted: 4 days ago

The Philadelphia 76ers say they’re ready for whatever the Miami Heat want to throw at them in Saturday’s Game 4, whether that’s elbows, forearms or anything else. As for throwing center Hassan Whiteside at the 76ers? That’s not even on their radar enough to say they’re ready for him. “I don’t care...
Five points on Miami Dolphins’ 2018 schedule easily overlooked
 DeVante Parker gets yet another shot at (who else?) the Titans in the opener Sept. 9. (Getty Images) A few points to make about the Dolphins’ 2018 schedule, released Thursday: No, the AFC East has not annexed a few more teams. You may have thought it did because the same bunch of teams seem to pop
            up on Miami’s schedule...

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DeVante Parker gets yet another shot at (who else?) the Titans in the opener Sept. 9. (Getty Images) A few points to make about the Dolphins’ 2018 schedule, released Thursday: No, the AFC East has not annexed a few more teams. You may have thought it did because the same bunch of teams seem to pop up on Miami’s schedule...
No lie: A.J. Duhe’s honesty led to ’83 Super Bowl, Miami Dolphins drafting Dan Marino
 A.J. Duhe returns one of his three interceptions for a touchdown to beat the Jets in the 1982 AFC title game. (Palm Beach
               Post file photo by Alan Zlotky) DAVIE — A.J. Duhe could not tell a lie, and it’s because of his honesty that he ended up a Miami Dolphin. And because of that, the Dolphins reached the 1983 Super...

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A.J. Duhe returns one of his three interceptions for a touchdown to beat the Jets in the 1982 AFC title game. (Palm Beach Post file photo by Alan Zlotky) DAVIE — A.J. Duhe could not tell a lie, and it’s because of his honesty that he ended up a Miami Dolphin. And because of that, the Dolphins reached the 1983 Super...
Miami Dolphins’ one-day contracts trigger emotions, aren’t purely just for show
 Dolphins vice president Nat Moore, center, is flanked by Dolphins for one more day. From left: punter Brandon Fields, defensive
               tackle Paul Soliai, end/linebacker A.J. Duhe, defensive end Jeff Cross, offensive tackle Vernon Carey and receiver Chris Chambers.
               (Hal Habib / The Palm Beach Post) DAVIE — A big-play...

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Dolphins vice president Nat Moore, center, is flanked by Dolphins for one more day. From left: punter Brandon Fields, defensive tackle Paul Soliai, end/linebacker A.J. Duhe, defensive end Jeff Cross, offensive tackle Vernon Carey and receiver Chris Chambers. (Hal Habib / The Palm Beach Post) DAVIE — A big-play...
Frank Gore’s plan: Prove self first, then assert himself as leader on Miami Dolphins
 Frank Gore, then with the Colts, does some damage to the Dolphins’ defense. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) DAVIE — The last time Adam Gase had an up-close look at what Frank Gore can do, Gore was churning up 1,409 yards from scrimmage
            for the San Francisco 49ers. True, that was a decade ago, when Gore was just...

Posted: 7 days ago

Frank Gore, then with the Colts, does some damage to the Dolphins’ defense. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) DAVIE — The last time Adam Gase had an up-close look at what Frank Gore can do, Gore was churning up 1,409 yards from scrimmage for the San Francisco 49ers. True, that was a decade ago, when Gore was just...
Frank Gore: I didn’t join Miami Dolphins just to ride anyone’s coattails
 Frank Gore had 1,206 yards from scrimmage for Indianapolis last season. (Sam Riche/TNS) DAVIE — Frank Gore knows what you’re thinking. OK, maybe not you, specifically, but “you,” as in many of you out there. He’s the former University of Miami hero who in a perfect world would have been drafted by his hometown...

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Frank Gore had 1,206 yards from scrimmage for Indianapolis last season. (Sam Riche/TNS) DAVIE — Frank Gore knows what you’re thinking. OK, maybe not you, specifically, but “you,” as in many of you out there. He’s the former University of Miami hero who in a perfect world would have been drafted by his hometown...
Mike Pouncey: Way Miami Dolphins released me ‘added fuel to the fire’
 Mike Pouncey. (Bill Ingram/The Post) Mike Pouncey said he was heartbroken when he and the Dolphins were parting. Now it seems he’s bitter. Pouncey, a Pro Bowl center, was released by the Dolphins last month after declining to take a pay cut. He quickly joined the
            Los Angeles Chargers. Speaking to reporters in Southern California...

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Mike Pouncey. (Bill Ingram/The Post) Mike Pouncey said he was heartbroken when he and the Dolphins were parting. Now it seems he’s bitter. Pouncey, a Pro Bowl center, was released by the Dolphins last month after declining to take a pay cut. He quickly joined the Los Angeles Chargers. Speaking to reporters in Southern California...