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The Two-Way
1:51 pm
Mon March 25, 2013

Florida Gulf Coast University: This Year's Cinderella Story In 10 Shots

The Florida Gulf Coast Eagles mascot picks up an Eagles cheerleader after the team's 81-71 victory against the San Diego State Aztecs on Sunday in Philadelphia.
Elsa Getty Images

Originally published on Wed March 27, 2013 5:59 pm

There's no bigger sports story in the nation this week than what Florida Gulf Coast University's team did during the first weekend of the NCAA Division I men's basketball championship.

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Sports
2:01 pm
Mon March 11, 2013

FIU Begins Inaugural Season Of Beach -- Scratch That -- Sand Volleyball

FIU begins its inaugural sand volleyball season this month.
Credit Josh Ritchie

The sport that Podschweit, Stepanova and the rest of the inaugural Florida International University sand volleyball team will play this spring is a far cry from the bikinis and golden tans that some might have envisioned. For starters, when the NCAA established it as a collegiate sport last year, modest clothing was regulated.

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Performance-enhancing drugs
6:00 pm
Mon January 28, 2013

South Florida May Be Source Of Banned Drugs In Major League Baseball

A pipeline for banned drugs may start in South Florida.
Credit Sean Winters/Flickr

South Florida may be a source for banned performance-enhancing drugs making their way into major league baseball.

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NBA Dreams
4:14 pm
Fri January 25, 2013

At $17.5 Million A Year, LeBron James Is Underpaid

A bargain at $17.5 million a year.
Ronald Martinez Getty Images

Originally published on Fri January 25, 2013 12:29 pm

LeBron James is arguably the best player in the NBA. His salary is $17.5 million a year. He's worth much, much more.

"He's getting hosed," says Kevin Grier, an economist from the University of Oklahoma.

James used to play for the Cleveland Cavaliers. When he left, the value of the team fell by tens of millions of dollars — and the value of his new team, the Miami Heat, rose by tens of millions. The economists I talked to said James should be making closer to $40 million a year.

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Sun Life Stadium
6:37 am
Tue January 15, 2013

Miami Dolphins Ask Taxpayers To Go 'Halfsies' On Stadium Facelift

An artist's rendering of a renovated Sun Life Stadium
Credit Sun Life Stadium

The Miami Dolphins say they're willing to foot most of the bill for a badly needed facelift for Sun Life stadium -- and are hoping state and local funding will supply the rest.  But lingering taxpayer anger over another stadium deal could be hanging over the proposal like a dark cloud.

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BCS Championship
6:14 pm
Mon January 7, 2013

Alabama and Notre Dame Show Their BCS Colors in Miami

Kickoff for the BCS championship game between Alabama and Notre Dame happens at 8:30 tonight. But fans from both teams have been showing their colors across Miami and South Florida all weekend.

Check out some of our favorite BCS tweets and trash talk below:

Miami Dolphins
8:00 am
Fri December 14, 2012

1972 Dolphins: Still Perfect After All These Years

The Super Bowl ring worn by members of the unbeaten 1972 Miami Dolphins
Credit Certified Sports Autographs http://www.flickr.com/photos/certified-sports-autographs/

The Miami Dolphins will be marking the 40th anniversary of one of the greatest feats in sports history this weekend.

Their perfect season remains intact, and that's cause for celebration.

In 1972, The Dolphins went a flawless 17 and 0 on their way to a title in Super Bowl VII, and four decades later they remain the last NFL team to make it through an entire season unscathed.

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Newscast
7:54 am
Thu November 15, 2012

NEWSCAST: Miami Marlins Strike Out With City Leaders

The Miami Marlins just moved into a new, mostly taxpayer-financed stadium in Little Havana this year.
Credit Sportech / Flickr/Creative Commons

The Miami Marlins' latest moves are striking out with city officials. They're reacting angrily to the team owner's latest plans to dismantle the team.

Five star players are set to be traded to the Toronto Blue Jays in what some are calling a fire sale.

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Miami Marlins
6:52 am
Wed November 14, 2012

Miami Marlins Trade Starters To Toronto Blue Jays

Originally published on Wed November 14, 2012 8:06 am

The Florida Marlins have dumped much of their starting line-up, engineering a huge trade with the Toronto Blue Jays. The players include high-priced free agents the team pursued for its inaugural season in its new stadium.

Jackson v Northwestern
6:11 am
Tue November 13, 2012

SLIDESHOW: How The Soul Bowl Lost Its Mojo

Kenny Malone

Last Friday night, the Miami Northwestern Bulls defeated the Miami Jackson Generals 21-13 in one of Miami-Dade's most famous high school football rivalries. Known as the "Soul Bowl," the two historically black schools used to draw tens of thousands of spectators to the old Orange Bowl. But over the last decade or so, the rivalry has been losing steam.

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News
7:20 am
Wed October 31, 2012

NEWSCAST: Good Night For the Heat, New Rings and Victory Over Celtics

The Heat beat their archrivals the Celtics Tuesday night 120 to 107.
Credit Paolo Rosa/Flickr

WLRN-Miami Herald News 6:00 AM newscast
 The Miami Heat have begun defense of their NBA title in style as South Florida airports continue to deal with the aftermath of Sandy. 

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Listen To WLRN Miami Herald News
7:35 am
Wed October 17, 2012

NEWSCAST: South Florida In The Running for Super Bowl 50

The Chicago Bears and the Indianapolis Colts met in Super Bowl XLI which was held in South Florida in 2007.
M. Kirch Flickr/Creative Commons

Is South Florida Super Bowl ready?

The region is a finalist to host the big game, but what will it take to secure that bid?

We explore that issue and more in WLRN Miami Herald News.

Quarterback Queen
9:46 am
Fri October 12, 2012

Erin DiMeglio's Big Year: South Plantation High Quarterback Is Also Homecoming Queen

Homecoming queen Erin DiMeglio in her other role
Marisa Latzman
  • WLRN's Phil Latzman met Erin Dimeglio and produced this profile.

It's hard to imagine a more completely successful senior year. Here’s Christy Cabrera Chirinos' story in the Sun-Sentinel about how 17-year-old Erin DiMeglio got her homecoming tiara...during halftime. Click the Listen link to hear Phil Latzman's profile of the groundbreaking athlete.

From dreaming of touchdown passes to…sporting a tiara?

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Sports
12:06 pm
Wed October 3, 2012

Girl Quarterback Turns Heads In Plantation

5-foot-5, 140 pound quarterback Erin DiMeglio is dwarfed by her male teammates
Credit Marisa Latzman

A high school senior in Plantation, Florida, is breaking a gender barrier in sports.  

A female quarterback has not only taken to the field, but she's also 
played in a game for her high school's 'tackle' football team. 

It's believed to be the first time that's ever happened in Florida, and the reluctant trailblazer is the real deal. 

It's a typical September Friday night at South Plantation High School.

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