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Nov 24

Marlins add three players who could be on team next season

Amid ongoing trade talks involving Giancarlo Stanton, the Miami Marlins this week quietly added three players who could spend at least part, if not all, of next season on the big league roster. A quick look at the new additions: • Yadiel Rivera. The Br…

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Nov 24

The biggest disappointment of this Dolphins season

A six-pack of Dolphins notes on a Friday: • Of all the disappointing things about this Dolphins season, this ranks as highly as anything: Only four teams have fewer sacks than Miami’s 17. That shouldn’t be the case for a team with so much invested in its defensive line. Cam Wake hasn’t had

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Nov 24

The Dolphins made bold moves to improve before the season. Here’s why that didn’t work out

Remember the offseason? The Miami Dolphins organization was flying high in the offseason. The afterglow of a 10-6 run to the playoffs in the winter of 2016 was still fresh and the possibilities for greater things in 2017 seemed within reach. So the Dol…

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Nov 23

The latest on Jay Cutler, Dolphins’ shuffled offensive line and more

Jay Cutler remains in the concussion protocol. But he remains an option to start for the Dolphins on Sunday. Adam Gase had no news on the Cutler front Thursday. He has not progressed enough to be cleared to play in a game. But the Dolphins are hopeful …

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Nov 23

Dion Waiters makes remarkable change; Heat nuggets

A six-pack of Heat notes on Thanksgiving in the wake of Wednesday’s invigorating win against Boston, which snapped the Celtics’ 16-game winning streak: • One of the fun parts of watching Dion Waiters has been his evolution as a clutch player. Keep in mind that the brilliant-late-game Waiters

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Nov 23

Dolphins still waiting on young veterans to take big jump

One could make the case that the Dolphins season was doomed when Ryan Tannehill’s ACL crumbled on the sideline of an early August practice. But it didn’t need to be this way. It didn’t need to be this way if the defense had been better than a unit that has now plunged to 23rd in yards per

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Nov 22

Why the Dolphins have a shot in New England in Week 12. Well, OK, half a shot?

NFL WEEK 12 GREG COTE’S NFL PICKS OF THE WEEK DOLPHINS THIS WEEK DOLPHINS (4-6) at PATRIOTS (8-2) LINE: NE by 16 1/2. COTE’S PICK: NE 31-17. TV: 1 p.m., CBS. This is close to about as big as NFL point spreads get, but it isn’t Alabama hosting Font of Tears Bible College. This is King Sport

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Nov 22

Miami Dolphins preparing new quarterback to face the New England Patriots

The Miami Dolphins are hopeful quarterback Jay Cutler can clear the NFL concussion protocol by Saturday and he’ll be available to play against the New England Patriots. But even if Cutler clears, there is a good chance Matt Moore will start Sunday. Dolphins coach Adam Gase, who has expressed great

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Nov 22

The Dolphins’ offensive line is a mess. Here is coach’s possible solution

Clyde Christensen on Wednesday broke down how the Dolphins’ offensive line would look if Jermon Bushrod does not play Sunday in New England (as looks increasingly likely): Jesse Davis would take Bushrod’s spot at right guard and Sam Young would start at right tackle. What Christensen was not

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Nov 22

Fans want coaches to take accountability for Dolphins’ woes. One coach just did.

My bad. Dolphins defensive coordinator Matt Burke did not say those precise words Wednesday, but his message was unmistakeable. Burke took his share (and perhaps more) of the blame for the Dolphins’ defense surrendering a game-winning drive in the final moments of Miami’s 30-20 loss to Tampa

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Nov 22

Heat’s Richardson, Johnson have plans to solve dreadful offensive woes. Will it work?

If the first step in solving a problem is identifying the issue, consider Josh Richardson and Tyler Johnson well past that. Two of the Heat’s most important young players, whom the franchise has invested $92 million worth of contracts into over the last two summers, are well aware they’re off

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Nov 22

Why this Thanksgiving is a little extra special for Heat’s James Johnson

With all the weight he’s lost and body fat he’s trimmed since joining the Miami Heat last season, James Johnson isn’t looking to stray off his healthy path this Thanksgiving – no matter how tempting it might be. “I like cranberry and stuffing of course, when [Heat assistant strength and conditioning

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Nov 21

A bad week for one Dolphins receiver will help make another player a lot richer

Last week was a strange one for DeVante Parker and by strange I mean bad. First offensive coordinator Clyde Christensen talked about the Miami Dolphins wide receiver in terms of lacking “the edge that he had coming out of training camp.” Coach Adam Gas…

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Nov 21

Does football cause brain damage? ’72 Dolphins, current day players live with the fear

The evidence is too strong, the alarms too loud, the effects too real for members of both these Miami Dolphins and the franchise’s most famous and accomplished team to simply ignore them any longer. Nick Buoniconti and Jim Kiick, two prominent members of the 1972 undefeated team, now are dealing

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Nov 21

Pats’ Tom Brady grows lead, Dolphins’ Jay Cutler falls in latest Herald NFL QB rankings

The Patriots’ Tom Brady wins Week 11 with a big 53.95-point game to extend his season lead in the Miami Herald’s NFL quarterback rankings, while the Saints’ Drew Brees supplants Alex Smith of the Chiefs for the runnerup spot. Meanwhile the Dolphins’ Jay Cutler tumbles three spots, to

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Nov 21

Coach says Heat’s offensive woes start with the details. Here is Spoelstra’s solution

Hassan Whiteside says the Heat’s struggles with setting screens correctly — a complaint both Dion Waiters and coach Erik Spoelstra brought up Monday — comes down to his teammates being more patient. His teammates? They say it comes down to Whiteside holding the screen longer. Either way, it’s

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