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Not All 0-2 Starts Are Created Equal

Jason B. Hirschhorn, Sports on Earth

Mattingly to Marlins Good for All

Dylan Hernandez, Los Angeles Times

Riley: Shaq Biggest Get for Heat

Ira Winderman, South Florida Sun Sentinel

Dolphins' Only Certainty Is Uncertainty

Armando Salguero, Miami Herald

Though only two weekends have passed since the 2016 NFL season kicked off, the temptation to panic remains ever present in locker rooms, front offices and in the stands. That appli...(full article)

While the Dodgers were in Colorado early last month, third baseman Justin Turner and since-traded catcher A.J. Ellis slipped into a restaurant a couple of blocks from the team hote...(full article)

This is not, Pat Riley stresses, revisionist history. And it also is not, he insists, getting caught up in the moment that will have Shaquille O'Neal on Friday becoming the third f...(full article)

The most important game of this soon-forgotten preseason is over and now I can make this grand pronouncement about the 2016 Miami Dolphins: We don't know. Sorry, but that is simply...(full article)

There were reasons and logic on both sides of whether the Miami Marlins and Alex Rodriguez should have gotten together – and not a lot of gray in between. Chances are many Fish f...(full article)

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