Immigration documentary’s protagonist faces deportation

Entertainment 03/04/19, 21:31

The protagonist of an award-winning documentary chronicling the plight of immigrants held at a for-profit facility was supposed to be celebrating at a film premiere in Miami. Instead, Claudio Rojas is back at another immigration detention facility's cell, facing deportation.Sandy Pineda, his attorney, said Rojas has been taken into custody ...

Jeter’s mentor Denbo tries to help lead Marlins turnaround

Baseball 03/04/19, 14:23

There were a few whiffs before Gary Denbo and Derek Jeter really connected.The friendship dates to 1992, when Denbo was managing the Class A Gulf Coast League Yankees in Tampa, and an 18-year-old Jeter showed up for his anticipated professional debut.It went badly.Gary Denbo puts on sunglasses as he sits ...

Heat run away from Nets, win 117-88

Basketball 03/02/19, 21:55

Kelly Olynyk scored 25 points, Derrick Jones Jr. added 18 off the bench and the Miami Heat never trailed on the way to easily topping the Brooklyn Nets 117-88 on Saturday night.Rodney McGruder scored 17, Justise Winslow added 13 points and Josh Richardson added 12 for the Heat. Bam Adebayo ...

Gordon scores 22, Magic rally past Warriors 103-96

Basketball 02/28/19, 21:44

Aaron Gordon had 22 points and 15 rebounds, Terrence Ross added 16 points and the Orlando Magic rallied in the final three minutes to beat the Golden State Warriors 103-96 on Thursday night.After night after they were stunned in Miami by Dwyane Wade's buzzer-beater, the Warriors blew an 11-point lead ...

After game-winning shot, Wade’s thoughts turn to Kobe

Basketball 02/28/19, 03:04

It's been more than nine years, and Dwyane Wade still wonders from time to time how Kobe Bryant hit a straightaway 3-pointer off the glass to beat him.Finally, he has his answer.Down by two, at home, last possession. That was the scenario when Bryant made his 3-pointer over Wade on ...

Wade called game: 3-pointer gets Heat past Warriors, 126-125

Basketball 02/27/19, 22:26

Dwyane Wade hit a buzzer-beating 3-pointer off the glass as time expired, and the Miami Heat wasted a 24-point lead before rallying to beat the Golden State Warriors 126-125 on Wednesday night.Wade scored 25 points for Miami, which snapped a six-game home losing streak. Wade took a victory lap afterward, ...

Riley’s hopes for Heat: Playoffs now, free agents in 2020

Basketball 02/27/19, 16:35

Pat Riley has his eyes on both the present and the future.The Miami Heat president, in a video message to season-ticket holders that was posted Wednesday on the team's website, said he will not give up hope of reaching the playoffs this season — while adding that he expects the ...

Warriors host some kids from Stoneman Douglas for practice

Basketball 02/27/19, 16:01

Stephen Curry would ordinarily be getting off his feet as fast as possible after a morning shootaround practice, saving his legs for the looming game that night.Wednesday, however, wasn't ordinary.Golden State coach Steve Kerr invited some students — including ones from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High, the school in Parkland where ...

Sharapova pulls out of Miami Open after shoulder procedure

Sports 02/27/19, 15:59

Maria Sharapova says she has undergone a "small procedure" on her right shoulder that will need a few weeks to heal, requiring her to pull out of next month's Miami Open.Sharapova said she's struggled since last summer with shoulder pain caused by a fraying tendon and small labrum tear. She ...

Rubio warns Venezuela regime in jab at critics over tweets

U.S. 02/26/19, 22:14

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, a fierce critic of Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro, warned Tuesday that tyrants often believe they're invulnerable — his first, indirect reference to his own cryptic tweeted images over the weekend showing dictators during their brutal downfalls. Venezuela has strongly condemned the tweets from the Florida senator, and the country's ...

Marlins take leadership role in teaching players Spanish

Baseball 02/26/19, 15:31

New Miami Marlins catcher Jorge Alfaro showed up for the team's first full-squad spring training workout wearing a T-shirt that read, "I talk (trash) about you in Spanish," with a word more pungent and less publishable than "trash."The Marlins' English speakers are onto him.At the behest of CEO Derek Jeter, ...

Marlins prospect Mesa diagnosed with strained hamstring

Sports 02/26/19, 14:57

Miami Marlins outfield prospect Víctor Víctor Mesa has been diagnosed with a grade one right hamstring strain and reassigned to minor league rehabilitation, a setback in the development of the highly regarded Cuban defector.Mesa underwent an MRI after being hurt Sunday in a spring training game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. ...

Suns snap team-record 17-game skid, beat Heat 124-121

Basketball 02/25/19, 22:17

Devin Booker scored 20 points to lead seven Phoenix players in double figures, and the Suns snapped a club-record 17-game losing streak by beating the reeling Miami Heat 124-121 on Monday night.Former Heat guard Tyler Johnson scored 18 points for Phoenix. Jamal Crawford and Kelly Oubre Jr. each had 16 ...

Suns snap 17-game slide, top reeling Heat 124-121

Sports 02/25/19, 22:11

Devin Booker scored 20 points to lead seven Phoenix players in double figures, and the Suns snapped a club-record 17-game losing streak by beating the reeling Miami Heat 124-121 on Monday night.Former Heat guard Tyler Johnson scored 18 points for Phoenix. Jamal Crawford and Kelly Oubre Jr. each had 16 ...

Florida hoping series win over rival Hurricanes ends funk

U.S. 02/25/19, 14:17

Florida coach Kevin O'Sullivan seemed more confused than frustrated after the Gators went dormant offensively in three straight losses heading into Game 2 of their weekend series against rival Miami.The Gators (5-3) batted .158, struck out 35 times and scored a total of four runs against South Florida, North Florida ...

Pistons reach 7th in East, top reeling Heat 119-96

Basketball 02/23/19, 22:09

Ish Smith scored 22 points off the bench, Langston Galloway added 15 points in the first five minutes of the fourth quarter and the Detroit Pistons moved into seventh place in the Eastern Conference by downing the Miami Heat 119-96 on Saturday night.Blake Griffin had 20 points while Galloway and ...

Kareem: Players like Anthony Davis have value and hold power

Sports 02/19/19, 11:58

There was no social media or around-the-clock basketball coverage in October 1974, on the night when Kareem Abdul-Jabbar looked up from his dinner plate and told the Milwaukee Bucks that he would like to be traded.As such, hardly anybody knew initially about the demand.If anyone understands what Anthony Davis is ...

Update: Trump says socialism has ravaged Venezuela

Politics 02/18/19, 17:18

The Latest on President Donald Trump addressing the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local): 5:10 p.m. President Donald Trump says socialism has ravaged Venezuela to the point that even the world's largest oil reserves cannot keep the lights on in the country. Trump spoke on Monday in Miami about the political crisis ...

Jorge Posada on joining Marlins: ‘Perfect timing’

Baseball 02/18/19, 17:06

A black cap with the Miami Marlins' new neon logo sat atop Jorge Posada's graying hair Monday, a jarring sight for fans who recall he spent his entire playing career with the New York Yankees.But Posada switched allegiances to return to the majors, and he's at spring training as a ...

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