The Early Lead: Miami


Posted at 10:23 AM ET, 01/21/2014

Michelle Obama dunk photobombs Miami Heat (video)

LeBron James assists and says, “She’s got hops.” There’s a creepy Chris Bosh appearance, too.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:23 AM ET, 01/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Miami Heat, NBA

Posted at 02:53 PM ET, 01/14/2014

LeBron James, Miami Heat visit White House (video)

President Obama welcomes two-time NBA champions.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:53 PM ET, 01/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LeBron James, Miami Heat, NBA, White House

Posted at 12:18 PM ET, 01/08/2014

“He Got Game” sequel: Spike Lee, Ray Allen in talks

Miami Heat star and Jesus Shuttlesworth have been synonymous since the 1998 film came out.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:18 PM ET, 01/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Miami Heat, NBA, Ray Allen

Posted at 08:42 AM ET, 12/26/2013

LeBron James, Dwyane Wade deliver Christmas dunks (video)

There was less star power for the Lakers with Kobe Bryant out, but more firepower from the Heat.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:42 AM ET, 12/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, Miami Heat, NBA

Posted at 12:23 PM ET, 12/24/2013

LeBron James dunk posterizes Paul Millsap (video)

Afterward, Millsap jokes “don’t be in the wrong place at the wrong time.“

By Cindy Boren  |  12:23 PM ET, 12/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LeBron James, Miami Heat, NBA

Posted at 11:48 AM ET, 12/22/2013

Dwyane Wade, Gabrielle Union engaged; Miami Heat get Masters-like jackets

Actress, as you would expect, got the better part of the deal at the team’s holiday party.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:48 AM ET, 12/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dwyane Wade, Miami Heat, NBA

Posted at 09:33 AM ET, 12/19/2013

LeBron James loses temper with Mario Chalmers as Heat beat Pacers (video)

By Cindy Boren  |  09:33 AM ET, 12/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LeBron James, Miami Heat, NBA

Posted at 01:02 PM ET, 12/18/2013

Ray Allen will wear “Jesus Shuttlesworth” jersey, Spike Lee says

Yes, it’s a marketing ploy in which NBA players will wear nicknames on their jerseys. Yes, it’s great.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:02 PM ET, 12/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Miami Heat, NBA, Ray Allen

Posted at 12:03 PM ET, 12/18/2013

Miami Heat hosts Indiana Pacers in matchup of East’s top teams

LeBron James will be a game-time decision when Miami looks to avenge its early December loss to Indiana.

By Kelyn Soong  |  12:03 PM ET, 12/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Indiana Pacers, Miami Heat, NBA

Posted at 09:56 AM ET, 12/11/2013

Paul George leads Pacers past Heat in Round 1

Indiana has the NBA’s best record with Round 2 next week.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:56 AM ET, 12/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Indiana Pacers, LeBron James, Miami Heat, NBA, Paul George

Posted at 10:06 AM ET, 11/26/2013

Dwyane Wade videobombs LeBron James with cartwheels

Forget watching the Miami Heat games -- just wait for the postgame interviews.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:06 AM ET, 11/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Bosh, Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, Miami Heat, NBA

Posted at 01:00 AM ET, 11/12/2013

Dolphins owner Stephen Ross says he’ll meet with Jonathan Martin

Advisory group of Tony Dungy, Don Shula, Dan Marino, Jason Taylor and Curtis Martin is empaneled to help create a “21st-century” code of conduct.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:00 AM ET, 11/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jonathan Martin, Miami Dolphins, NFL, Richie Incognito, Stephen Ross

Posted at 09:25 AM ET, 11/06/2013

Dolphins coaches told Richie Incognito to “toughen up” Jonathan Martin, report says

Lineman took coaches’ orders too far, sources tell Sun Sentinel.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:25 AM ET, 11/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jonathan Martin, Miami Dolphins, NFL, Richie Incognito

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 11/04/2013

Richie Incognito voice mails revealed

Dolphins lineman, presently suspended, allegedly texts and voice mails with profanity and racial epithets to Jonathan Martin.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:01 PM ET, 11/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Miami Dolphins, NFL, Richie Incognito

Posted at 09:16 AM ET, 11/04/2013

Dolphins suspend Richie Incognito amid bullying allegations

NFL will look into claims of player misconduct that came to light when Jonathan Martin left the team.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:16 AM ET, 11/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Miami Dolphins, NFL, Richie Incognito

Posted at 08:32 AM ET, 11/01/2013

Dolphins bullied Jonathan Martin, report says

Offensive lineman Jonathan Martin, a second-round draft pick in 2012, left the team Monday after a lunch-room incident.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:32 AM ET, 11/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jonathan Martin, Miami Dolphins

Posted at 12:16 PM ET, 10/31/2013

Jonathan Martin leaves Dolphins after incident

Offensive lineman reportedly is seeking an undisclosed form of treatment.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:16 PM ET, 10/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jonathan Martin, Miami Dolphins

Posted at 10:32 AM ET, 10/28/2013

Mike Pouncey served with subpoena involving Aaron Hernandez, report says

Dolphins player and former Patriots tight end, who is charged with murder, is regarded as a witness.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:32 AM ET, 10/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Aaron Hernandez, Miami Dolphins, Mike Pouncey

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 10/24/2013

Greg Oden dunks in first NBA game since 2009 (video)

The Miami Heat preseason game meant more for the No. 1 draft pick.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:32 AM ET, 10/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Greg Oden, LeBron James, Miami Heat

Posted at 03:54 PM ET, 10/15/2013

NASCAR makes no major changes to 2014 Sprint Cup schedule

The one notable addition will be the NASCAR Air Titan track-drying system, which will be implemented at every Sprint Cup race to prevent lenghty delays.

By Kelyn Soong  |  03:54 PM ET, 10/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  daytona international speedway, Fox Sports, Homestead-Miami Speedway, NASCAR, nbc sports, Sprint Cup, Steve O’Donnell

Posted at 01:47 PM ET, 10/02/2013

LeBron James brings back the powder toss

Heat star confirms the image that’s on the cover of NBA 2K14.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:47 PM ET, 10/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LeBron James, Miami Heat, NBA

Posted at 08:31 AM ET, 10/02/2013

Greg Oden takes first steps back in Miami Heat practice

Center hopes to play in preseason games, but road back from knee injuries is a long one.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:31 AM ET, 10/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Greg Oden, Miami Heat, NBA

Posted at 02:31 PM ET, 09/30/2013

LeBron James doesn’t want to talk about free agency

And he’ll only joke about the number of NBA championships he wants to win.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:31 PM ET, 09/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LeBron James, Miami Heat, NBA

Posted at 10:39 AM ET, 09/19/2013

Chris Andersen cleared, was victim of Internet hoax, lawyer says

Miami Heat’s “Birdman” was in a “Manti Te’o situation,” his attorney claims.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:39 AM ET, 09/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Andersen, Miami Heat, NBA

Posted at 12:20 PM ET, 09/03/2013

LeBron James to produce sit-com

Miami Heat brings insider knowledge to "Survivor's Remorse" on Starz.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:20 PM ET, 09/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LeBron James, Miami Heat, NBA

Posted at 08:35 AM ET, 08/20/2013

1972 Miami Dolphins visit President Obama, White House

Finally, the NFL's only perfect team has its day of celebration.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:35 AM ET, 08/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Don Shula, Miami Dolphins, NFL, Whtie House

Posted at 07:23 AM ET, 08/19/2013

Dustin Keller out for the season with gruesome knee injury

Dolphins suddenly are thin at tight end after Keller is on a low hit by Texans' D.J. Swearingen.

By Cindy Boren  |  07:23 AM ET, 08/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.J. Swearingen, Dustin Keller, Miami Dolphins, NFL

Posted at 10:11 AM ET, 08/08/2013

Greg Oden gets another shot at NBA with Miami Heat

Often-injured center, the No. 1 pick in 2007, will be brought along slowly.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:11 AM ET, 08/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Greg Oden, LeBron James, Miami Heat, NBA

Posted at 01:39 PM ET, 08/07/2013

NBA adds Heat-Knicks to Super Bowl weekend in New York

A college doubleheader might be part of the mix, too.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:39 PM ET, 08/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Miami Heat, NBA, New York Knicks, Super Bowl

Posted at 10:11 AM ET, 07/31/2013

Chad Qualls tumbles after failed fist pump (video)

It almost looks as if the Marlins pitcher did this on purpose. Almost.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:11 AM ET, 07/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baseball, Chad Qualls, Miami Marlins

Posted at 08:12 AM ET, 07/29/2013

Tino Martinez resigns after abuse allegations

Marlins hitting coach denied reports that he'd grabbed Derek Dietrich by the neck.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:12 AM ET, 07/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baseball, Derek Dietrich, Miami Marlins, Tino Martinez

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 06/25/2013

Ravens take a shot at Heat's victory parade

Ravens take a shot at Heat's victory parade

By Cindy Boren  |  03:30 PM ET, 06/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baltimore Ravens, Miami Heat, NFL

Posted at 03:10 PM ET, 06/24/2013

Miami Heat victory parade could have used more planning

Putting tall guys on top of double-decker buses is great...if you check out the height of overpasses on the route.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:10 PM ET, 06/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LeBron James, Miami Heat, NBA

Posted at 07:09 AM ET, 06/21/2013

LeBron James gets answering machine assist from Nike in new ad (video)

Coach K, Warren Buffet, Dr. Dre, Drake, Spike Lee, Bill Russell are among those who've waited for the beep.

By Cindy Boren  |  07:09 AM ET, 06/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LeBron James, Miami Heat, NBA

Posted at 03:06 PM ET, 06/19/2013

LeBron James: Headband will return in Game 7

It's a matter of superstition for the Heat's superstar. Unless it doesn't work.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:06 PM ET, 06/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LeBron James, Miami Heat, NBA, NBA finals

Posted at 09:31 AM ET, 06/19/2013

Miami Heat fans leave early, making a huge mistake in Game 6

It turns out the fat lady hadn't sung yet. Chances are they'll stick around for Game 7.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:31 AM ET, 06/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Miami Heat, NBA finals, San Antonio Spurs

Posted at 10:05 AM ET, 06/10/2013

LeBron James block stuffs Tiago Splitter in Miami Heat victory (video)

Miami evens NBA finals at 1-1 and James has the highlight reel to prove it.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:05 AM ET, 06/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LeBron James, Miami Heat, NBA, Tiango Splitter

Posted at 07:58 AM ET, 06/10/2013

Miami Heat get lift in Game 2 win from 12-year-old anthem singer (video)

Julia Dale has been a good-luck charm, although she's only 1-1 in the finals.

By Cindy Boren  |  07:58 AM ET, 06/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Miami Heat, NBA finals, San Antonio Spurs

Posted at 08:32 AM ET, 06/03/2013

Roy Hibbert apologizes, moves on to Game 7 against Miami Heat

Pacers center was fined $75,000 for antigay, vulgar comments.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:32 AM ET, 06/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Indiana Pacers, Miami Heat, NBA, Roy Hibbert

Posted at 09:03 AM ET, 05/23/2013

LeBron James lifts Heat with game-winner in OT (video)

Pacers Coach Frank Vogel chose -- wrongly -- not to have Roy Hibbert in with 2.2 seconds left.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:03 AM ET, 05/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LeBron James, Miami Heat, NBA, Paul George

Posted at 08:52 AM ET, 03/28/2013

Heat streak ends as Bulls frustrate LeBron James

Miami runs out of gas six games short of the Los Angeles Lakers' NBA-record winning streak.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:52 AM ET, 03/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chicago Bulls, LeBron James, Miami Heat

Posted at 10:57 AM ET, 03/25/2013

LeBron James leads the way as Miami Heat wins 26th in a row

Even with Dwyane Wade out and conducting postgame interviews, the mood is light. Now, the Heat's four-game road trip begins.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:57 AM ET, 03/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, Miami Heat, NBA

Posted at 11:49 PM ET, 03/24/2013

Miami's Jim Larranaga heading back to Washington D.C.

Seven years after George Mason's miraculous run, Miami's coach returns back to the District.

By Alex Prewitt  |  11:49 PM ET, 03/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College basketball, Jim Larranaga, March Madness, Miami, NCAA tournament

Posted at 02:57 PM ET, 03/22/2013

Born four months apart, Miami's Jim Larranaga and Pacific's Bob Thomason square off in first round

Both coaches have carved a legacy in their own ways.

By Alex Prewitt  |  02:57 PM ET, 03/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College basketball, Jim Larranaga, March Madness, Miami, NCAA tournament

Posted at 12:43 PM ET, 03/21/2013

Miami's Shane Larkin is thinking about NCAA tournament, not NBA

Sophomore star has told his dad, Barry Larkin, to field calls from pro teams. For now.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:43 PM ET, 03/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College basketball, Miami, NCAA tournament, Shane Larkin

Posted at 09:42 AM ET, 03/21/2013

LeBron James, Miami Heat win 24th on a crazy night in Cleveland

It's always a little weird when James goes home, but Wednesday's game, in which the Heat rallied from a 27-point deficit, set a new standard.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:42 AM ET, 03/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LeBron James, Miami Heat, NBA

Posted at 09:27 AM ET, 03/19/2013

LeBron James monster dunk helps Heat win 23rd (video)

Jason Terry and the Celtics fell to James as Miami now has the NBA's second-longest winning streak.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:27 AM ET, 03/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boston Celtics, LeBron James, Miami Heat, NBA

Posted at 05:23 PM ET, 03/17/2013

NCAA tournament 2013: Miami tops North Carolina; will No. 1 seed follow?

Jim Larranaga leads Hurricanes to ACC title and ACC tournament championship in his second season.

By Cindy Boren  |  05:23 PM ET, 03/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College basketball, Jim Larranaga, Miami, Shane Larkin

Posted at 12:20 PM ET, 03/13/2013

Heat streak reaches 19; when will it end?

Dwyane Wade has played a key role in Miami's six-week winning streak.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:20 PM ET, 03/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, Miami Heat, NBA

Posted at 11:48 AM ET, 03/07/2013

Heat vs. Blackhawks: Whose streak is more impressive?

Can Wayne Gretzky and Michael Jordan please debate which team is on the better run?

By Cindy Boren  |  11:48 AM ET, 03/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chicago Blackhawks, Miami Heat, Streaks

Posted at 09:22 AM ET, 03/07/2013

LeBron James has game-winner as Heat streak hits 16 (video)

Miami still has a long way to go to set the NBA record, though.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:22 AM ET, 03/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LeBron James, Miami Heat, NBA

Posted at 01:37 PM ET, 03/04/2013

Randy Starks to get Dolphins' franchise tag, report says

Miami expected to allow Jake Long, Brian Hartline and Sean Smith to become free agents.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:37 PM ET, 03/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jake Long, Miami Dolphins, NFL, Randy Starks

Posted at 08:14 AM ET, 03/01/2013

LeBron James leads Miami Heat in "Harlem Shake" (Video)

Who knew that the world needed another viral video of athletes being silly? Thanks, LeBron!

By Cindy Boren  |  08:14 AM ET, 03/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LeBron James, Miami Heat, NBA

Posted at 11:03 AM ET, 02/11/2013

LeBron James raises his game to another level

What sets him apart this time is a deadly efficienty.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:03 AM ET, 02/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Miami Heat, NBA

Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 01/17/2013

LeBron James scores 20,000th point

He's the youngest player to hit the mark and has 5,000 assists to boot. Tonight, he'll play Kobe Bryant and the Lakers.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:40 AM ET, 01/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LeBron James, Miami Heat, NBA

Posted at 12:11 PM ET, 12/06/2012

Carmelo Anthony cuts finger, is uncertain whether he'll play against Heat

The New York Knicks pulled out a victory, but Carmelo Anthony pulled up with a sliced finger that may sideline him against Miami.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:11 PM ET, 12/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Carmelo Anthony, Miami Heat, New York Knicks

Posted at 08:01 AM ET, 11/27/2012

LeBron James's son is pretty good at basketball

LeBron James's son is no slouch when it comes to shooting a basketball.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:01 AM ET, 11/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LeBron James, LeBron James Jr., Miami Heat

Posted at 09:23 AM ET, 11/26/2012

Seahawks, Dolphins interrupted by sprinklers

A computer glitch is blamed when sprinklers suddenly come on during the Seahawks-Dolphins game.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:23 AM ET, 11/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Miami Dolphins, Seattle Seahawks

Posted at 10:51 AM ET, 11/14/2012

Miami Marlins hold a fire sale, Toronto Blue Jays clean up

Jeffrey Loria pull off a blockbuster trade that guts the Marlins and beefs up the Blue Jays.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:51 AM ET, 11/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Miami Marlins, MLB, Toronto Blue Jays

Posted at 10:23 AM ET, 10/31/2012

Dwyane Wade calls Rajon Rondo foul ‘a punk play’

The Heat and Celtics renewed their rivalry in a season opener that, at times, featured playoff intensity.

By Matt Brooks  |  10:23 AM ET, 10/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boston Celtics, Miami Heat, NBA

Posted at 08:56 AM ET, 10/25/2012

Refs will throw pink flags at Dolphins-Jets game

Following up on the suggestion of an 11-year-old boy, NFL referees will throw pink flags during the Dolphins-Jets game Sunday.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:56 AM ET, 10/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Miami Dolphins, New York Jets, NFL

Posted at 04:42 PM ET, 10/23/2012

Marlins send Ozzie Guillen packing after last-place finish

The new-look Marlins waved goodbye to their fiery skipper only one year into his four-year contract.

By Matt Brooks  |  04:42 PM ET, 10/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Miami Marlins, MLB

Posted at 03:06 PM ET, 10/18/2012

LeBron James a Laker? It may be possible, ESPN reports

LeBron James a Laker? The team may well be maneuvering for a run at King James, ESPN reports.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:06 PM ET, 10/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat, NBA

Posted at 02:38 PM ET, 10/09/2012

Phil Jackson says LeBron James has tools to be better than Michael Jordan

Phil Jackson says that LeBron James has the "physical attributes" to be better than Michael Jordan. Now he needs the rings.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:38 PM ET, 10/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chicago Bulls, Miami Heat, NBA

Posted at 09:49 AM ET, 10/05/2012

Ozzie Guillen’s days with Miami Marlins appear to be numbered

In his first season with the new-look Marlins, Ozzie Guillen's team floundered and his brash style failed to impress team executives.

By Matt Brooks  |  09:49 AM ET, 10/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Miami Marlins, MLB

Posted at 12:14 PM ET, 10/03/2012

Adam Greenberg’s “magical” second at-bat was worth the wait

Seven years after his first major league plate appearance nearly ended his career, Adam Greenberg got his "one at-bat" on Tuesday night in Miami.

By Matt Brooks  |  12:14 PM ET, 10/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Miami Marlins, MLB