Crazy intro over, Pens newcomers McCann, Bjugstad settle in

Hockey 02/04/19, 16:18

It wasn't the hastily arranged private plane ride from Miami to Pittsburgh. Or the police escort from the airport to PPG Paints Arena. It wasn't the sight of a black-and-gold jersey with his name on the back hanging in the Pittsburgh Penguins' locker room. It wasn't even racing to the ...

Reeling Heat now hitting road for toughest stretch of season

Basketball 02/04/19, 12:07

Dwyane Wade has missed the playoffs only twice in his career, and the Miami Heat aren't exactly looking like a sure bet to get him one more trip to the postseason before retirement.And a struggling team has no relief in sight, either.The Heat play their next six contests on the ...

Dolphins expected to introduce Brian Flores of Pats as coach

Sports 02/04/19, 09:57

Hours after his team won the Super Bowl, New England Patriots linebackers coach Brian Flores was expected in South Florida to seal a deal and become the Miami Dolphins' head coach.The Dolphins called a news conference for Monday for the anticipated introduction of the man who helped the Patriots shut ...

Here’s what Florida’s most popular Airbnb is like

U.S. 02/03/19, 00:05

Behind a discreet one-story, white textured house in Biscayne Park sits the most popular Airbnb rental in all of Florida.Paola Ugolini has lived in the 1920s house with her family for 17 years. Originally she imagined her backyard cottage as a place for her relatives from Europe to stay when ...

Pence in Florida: Time to end Maduro regime in Venezuela

America 02/01/19, 15:50

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence has told a crowd in Florida that it is time to take action to end the socialist regime of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. Pence told Venezuelans in Miami that Washington was working toward a "peaceful transition" so opposition leader Juan Guaido rises to power, but he ...

Courts turn away hundreds of immigrants, blame shutdown

U.S. 01/31/19, 16:20

The already backlogged immigration courts faced more hurdles Thursday when hundreds of immigrants arrived with government-issued notices to appear in court for hearings that were never scheduled.U.S. immigration officials blamed the government shutdown and the extreme winter weather for the confusion about immigration court hearings. The part of the Justice ...

Peruvian emigre gives US voice to Venezuela hard-liners

Entertainment 01/31/19, 12:52

An emigre who once fled a right-wing strongman in Peru has made his U.S.-based television program a forum for hardline opponents of Venezuela's leftist President Nicolas Maduro — including some who are quite ready for the shedding of blood."I am a conspirator in favor of freedom," Jaime Bayly says.Bayly's news ...

Alexander-Walker leads No. 12 Virginia Tech past Miami 82-70

Basketball 01/30/19, 22:45

Virginia Tech star guard Justin Robinson sat at the end of the bench with his left foot in a boot as the final seconds ticked off the clock, which tempered the Hokies' swagger following a resounding road win.Nickeil Alexander-Walker tied a season high with 25 points and added a highlight-reel ...

Bulls add to Heat woes at home, win 105-89

Basketball 01/30/19, 22:08

Bobby Portis scored 22 of his 26 points in the second half, Wayne Selden added 20 and the Chicago Bulls ran away in the second half to beat the Miami Heat 105-89 on Wednesday night.Lauri Markkanen had 14 points and 13 rebounds for the Bulls, who finished January with a ...

Mystery tunnel found pointing toward Florida bank branch

U.S. 01/30/19, 15:23

The FBI and local police are investigating a Miami-area mystery: Who dug a narrow tunnel that burrowed beneath a road and pointed toward a quiet suburban bank branch office? FBI spokesman Mike Leverock said Wednesday that officials were notified after a motorist reported what looked like a sinkhole in a street ...

Neil Walker agrees to 1-year contract with Marlins

Baseball 01/29/19, 19:04

Switch-hitting infielder Neil Walker has agreed to a one-year contract with the Miami Marlins and is expected to compete for a starting job.Walker was among the unsigned free agents last winter who attend a free-agent training camp in Bradenton, Florida, and he agreed in mid-March to a $4 million, one-year ...

NCAA: Hurricanes’ Dewan Hernandez must continue to sit out

Basketball 01/28/19, 18:36

For Miami Hurricanes junior Dewan Hernandez, the season that never started is over.The 6-foot-11 forward must sit out the remainder of this season and 40 percent of next season because of his dealings with an agent, the NCAA said Monday.Hernandez responded by saying he'll turn pro this year rather than ...

Wade’s visit brings Carmelo back to Madison Square Garden

Sports 01/28/19, 00:34

Dwyane Wade considered ending his NBA career after last season. Carmelo Anthony was one of the people who told him he needed a proper goodbye.On Sunday, Wade's final lap around the league even brought Anthony back to Madison Square Garden.Anthony sat courtside at his former home to watch Wade help ...

Walker’s 6 3s help FSU beat Miami 78-66

Sports 01/27/19, 20:22

Sophomore M.J. Walker sank a career-best six 3-pointers and Florida State scored 15 consecutive points during a three-minute blitz late in the first half to beat Miami 78-66 Sunday night.The Seminoles shot a season-best 56 percent and made a season-high 12 3-pointers in 20 attempts.Miami's Chris Lykes, who was averaging ...

Prosecutors meet with Florida teens over possible hate crime

U.S. 01/24/19, 15:43

Prosecutors began taking sworn statements Thursday from a group of black Florida teenagers as they weigh possible hate crime charges against an armed white man who confronted the young people with apparent racial hostility during a housing inequality protest on Martin Luther King Day.Several of the teenagers met for more ...

The Heat leader: Spoelstra passes Riley on Miami games list

Basketball 01/24/19, 02:31

Erik Spoelstra still vividly remembers getting a short speech from his father, a sage piece of advice that came about a year into his time in the employ of the Miami Heat."Don't screw it up," Jon Spoelstra said.Almost 25 years later, the mantra still applies.Erik Spoelstra coached his 850th game ...

Dolphins must wait to seal deal with Patriots’ Flores

Football 01/21/19, 15:03

While the 2018 NFL champion has yet to be crowned, much of the league is already looking ahead to the 2019 season, and so far the Miami Dolphins are in last place.Las Vegas oddsmakers recently made the Dolphins a 300-1 choice to win the Super Bowl in Miami a year ...

Miami coach says idled Hernandez was ‘duped’ by AAU coach

Basketball 01/18/19, 15:39

Miami Hurricanes coach Jim Larranaga says junior forward Dewan Hernandez deserves to be declared eligible by the NCAA because he unwittingly became entangled in a college basketball corruption case when he was duped by an AAU coach.Larranaga spoke at length about Hernandez's status for the first time Friday as the ...

Heat fine Dion Waiters for postgame expletive-laden comments

Sports 01/17/19, 16:26

The Miami Heat have fined Dion Waiters an undisclosed amount for his expletive-laden comments about playing time earlier this week.Waiters made the comments to reporters from two South Florida newspapers after Miami's lopsided loss in Milwaukee on Tuesday night. The Heat were off Wednesday and announced the fine Thursday.Heat coach ...

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