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Daily Archives : February 27, 2019

Cohen Testifies Trump Lied Under Oath in Fort Lauderdale Tower Case

In a stunning congressional hearing, Donald Trump’s former personal attorney Michael Cohen testified the president lied under oath in a civil case involving the doomed Trump Tower and International Hotel project on Fort Lauderdale Beach. “Isn’t it true that President…

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Adam Gase disputes one of Steve Ross’ rationales for firing him as Dolphins coach

Adam Gase was in no mood to settle scores Wednesday. He took the high road when asked by Miami reporters about his time with the Dolphins, and why he was fired after three seasons. But he did take issue with…

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This Marlins rookie had some major growing pains last year. It won’t happen again.

Center fielder Lewis Brinson will be the first to admit his rookie season with the Marlins involved its share of “growing pains.” Did it ever. Brinson hit just .199, becoming only the fourth Major League rookie over the past 60…

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Miami Dolphins 2019 approach re-do: We’re not tanking! (and what’s really going on)

Now the Miami Dolphins insist they’re not tanking. Ignore those things Stephen Ross said recently about taking “a different approach,” and rebuilding even if it “takes a year or so – two years, three years – we’re going to be…

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Crank up the hype machine. Miami Dolphins coach Brian Flores raves about Kyler Murray

By week’s end, the Kyler Murray-Miami Dolphins hype train might be impossible to stop. Brian Flores did nothing but shovel coal into the engine here Wednesday, when asked specifically about Oklahoma’s Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback: “I think he had a phenomenal…

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Brad Kilgore, Niven Patel Among Several Miami Semifinalists for 2019 James Beard Awards

The James Beard Foundation has just announced its semifinalists in the restaurant and chef categories for 2019, and South Florida has several reasons to be very proud. South Florida dominated the coveted Best Chef: South category with four outstanding chefs…

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Dolphins’ Grier provides clarity on Howard and James, but not Tannehill or Wake

Chris Grier is “very confident” Xavien Howard will not be traded this offseason. And he hopes to re-sign right tackle Ja’Wuan James, a pending free agent. So Grier, the Dolphins’ general manager, answered some big questions during his meeting with…

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Two NFL teams with QB questions: One supports incumbent, the other is the Miami Dolphins

The NFL Combine is underway in Indianapolis and the kickoff act Wednesday was two simultaneous press conferences — one by new Miami Dolphins coach Brian Flores and the other by new Oakland Raiders general manager Mike Mayock. This makes sense…

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Cuban Rapper Yrak Saenz on Miami Hip-Hop: “Your Music Was Always the Music of the Enemy”

In 1990, when Miami radio station 99 Jamz (WEDR) erected a 100,000-watt transmitter, its newly boosted signal carried not only across South Florida but also, with enough ingenuity and patience, to the gritty, coastal Havana suburb Alamar. Over the phone on…

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Seven Unmissable Films at Miami Film Festival 2019

This Changes Everything. This year, Miami Dade College’s Miami Film Festival takes a big risk with its opening night film. Generally a place for celebratory, uplifting cinema, the first movie to screen at the festival’s centerpiece venue, the storied Olympia…

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