Football fans grapple with violent side of a beloved sport
The harrowing on-field collapse of Buffalo Bills defensive back Damar Hamlin has forced some fans to confront a truth they’ve always known but hated to think about: Football, a game with violence in its DNA, can go from exciting and joyous to dark and tragic in a flash.
Ex-NFL linebacker Junior Galette arrested in Miami Beach
Police arrested former NFL linebacker Junior Galette on South Beach Thursday night on a charge of having no valid driver’s license after he ignored an officer’s attempt to “lecture” him on his use of a motor scooter on Ocean Drive, according to a police report.
For first time ever, Valentine’s Day will be the day after the Super Bowl. How will this affect your plans?
Many have clamored for years to have the Monday after the Super Bowl be a national holiday so people can recover from parties attended to watch the big game. This might not have been what they had in mind.
How this pioneer made NFL history as the first Mexican Hall of Famer
Throughout the years, the National Football League has worked extensively to grow the game of football in Mexico -- from playing a regular-season game each year in Mexico City, to starting up more youth programs in the country to get kids involved from a young age.
Avantae Williams accused of attacking pregnant ex-girlfriend, dismissed from Miami Hurricanes football
University of Miami Hurricanes safety Avantae Williams has been suspended from all team activities after he was arrested Wednesday night on a charge of aggravated battery of a pregnant victim, a UM spokesperson confirmed to Local 10 News in an email.
Hard Rock Stadium vaccine site will close early in preparation of college playoff game
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. – The long lines for COVID-19 vaccinations will look a little different Monday, as the site will close early in preparation for the college football playoff game. Organizers decided to suspend their daily COVID-19 testing operations for the day in light of the college football National Championship game. “Our focus on Monday is the vaccines,” said Mike Jachles, a spokesman for the Florida Division of Emergency Management. “We will be inoculating people that have appointments for the vaccines between the hours of 9 a.m. and noon. “We can’t over-stress the importance of getting vaccinated, especially when it means protecting our must vulnerable citizens, our seniors,” U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Florida, said.
Dolphins stun Raiders 26-25 to move step closer to playoffs
during the second half of an NFL football game, Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020, in Las Vegas. Fitzpatrick's desperation heave to Mack Hollins set up Jason Sanders’ 44-yard field goal as the Dolphins drove the field in the final 19 seconds to move one step closer to a playoff berth with an improbable 26-25 victory over the Las Vegas Raiders on Saturday night. The move to play for the field goal backfired as the Raiders lost on a kick instead. My head was getting ripped off.”The penalty moved the ball down to the Las Vegas 26, setting up Sanders’ winning kick. Las Vegas then ran out most of the clock but not enough.
Miami Sports Pod - It Takes Tua, Defense and Special Teams
In this episode of the Miami Sports Podcast, the Local 10 Sports team talks about the Miami Dolphin’s win over the LA Rams on Sunday and the future of the team. SUBSCRIBE to the Miami Sports Pod - iTunes | Android:30 Tua didn’t have to do much1:00 Situational football matters to winning games2:15 Game plan changed when the Fins got a big lead3:15 Tua avoided trying to force things5:00 Dropped passes made Tua look less effective than he was8:30 Justin Herbert, Joe Burrow comparisons11:00 The Dolphins have the 6th best points differential in the NFL12:00 Will is buying into this team14:15 The Dolphins have two shutdown corners16:15 Can the Dolphins upgrade their running game? 19:30 Fins have capital, roster, and staff--- they’re on the rise21:20 Heat moved up their plan by a year or two, can the Dolphins?
Monday Night Football’s 50th anniversary: Take this quiz and relive history of famed telecast
Monday marks a significant anniversary for an iconic television program, as “Monday Night Football” will air again exactly 50 years to the day of its first broadcast. The game took place in Cleveland, where the host Browns ultimately beat the New York Jets, 31-21. To view a short video of that broadcast and game on YouTube, click or tap here. From there, “Monday Night Football” took off, becoming the signature broadcast for football fans. From country music star Hank Williams, Jr. singing his famous intro, “All My Rowdy Friends Are Here on Monday Night” to some of the best moments in NFL history, “Monday Night Football” has been an institution for many.
FSU football coach Mike Norvell will miss rivalry showdown with Miami after testing positive for COVID-19
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida State University’s Deputy head coach Chris Thomsen will take over preparing for the next Seminoles game, which is against the Hurricanes in Miami, after head football coach Mike Norvell announced Saturday that he had tested positive for COVID-19. “In our most recent round of COVID testing yesterday, I received a positive result after being negative in our previous two tests this week,” Norvell stated in an FSU news release. “Deputy head coach Chris Thomsen will handle in-person head coaching duties until I am able to return. The coach said the positive result was not expected, however, the school was prepared for the situation. “My result was surprising to me, but we have prepared for a potential positive result among anyone in our program and we will put that plan in place while I am away.
Which NFL teams are allowing fans in stadiums this year? A breakdown
It’s not that teams won’t make any money with fans in the stands. However, to enhance or maintain relationships with fans, teams that reside in states where fans are allowed will still welcome at least a few fans through the turnstiles. What teams won’t have fans at home stadiums to start the year? Cincinnati - 6,000 fans are allowed at the team’s first two home games, according to an announcement by Ohio Gov. Cleveland - 6,000 fans are allowed at the team’s first two home games, according to an announcement by Ohio Gov.
Canes Kick Off Fall Camp
Coral Gables – Hurricanes head football coach Manny Diaz said there was a moment of reflection during the team’s first practice of fall camp on Friday night. The Canes ran through their first official practice as they prepare to kick off the season against UAB on Thursday night, September 10th. The Canes have also made big splashes on the recruiting trail, and Diaz credited pro football hall of famer Ed Reed for his work in that department since taking over as chief of staff. "It's not even just the name 'Ed Reed' when he talks to these young men," said Diaz. The Canes will be back on the practice field on Saturday.
Hurricanes Release Football Schedule
All rights reserved)Coral Gables Hurricanes football fans wont get to wait long to see a rivalry game this year. The University of Miami announced their 2020 schedule Thursday morning, and it includes a date with FSU on September 26. The Canes kick off their slate against UAB on Thursday, September 10 and also face off against Clemson two weeks later. The full schedule is listed below. Thurs., Sept. 10 UAB
NHL, players take collaborative approach in bid to resume
It was a recognition by both sides that we were being confronted with an incredibly difficult, a novel, unprecedented situation. Less than three weeks before NFL training camps are set to open, the league is experiencing push-back from its players on whether to play preseason games next month. Major League Soccer has had two teams already withdrawing from competition because of the number of players testing positive for the coronavirus. I think Don and I both recognize labor peace was something we couldnt even quantify how important it was, Bettman said. The new labor agreement also addressed players demands to gain a post-career subsidy for health care.
MLS returns to action after poignant moment of silence
(AP Photo/John Raoux)KISSIMMEE, Fla. Nearly 200 players took the field for an 8-minute, 46-second moment of silence to protest racial injustice before Major League Soccers return to action Wednesday night. Players wore black T-shirts, black gloves and black facemasks emblazoned with Black Lives Matter. The shirts had varying slogans that included Black And Proud, Silence Is Violence and Black All The Time. The group was formerly called the Black Players Coalition of MLS but changed its name this week to Black Players for Change. MLS players had weeks to decide what to do prior to the MLS is Back tournament at ESPNs Wide World of Sports complex at Disney World.
There might be no choice, but spring football could cause major issues for colleges, high schools
Playing high school and college football in the spring? Here are five serious issues administrators at colleges and high schools will have to address if they are forced to move football to the spring. If a spring football season ends in late May or June, that leaves barely two months before another season FULLY starts up again with practices. But the big offseason cash cow for the league, the annual NFL Draft held in April, could be impacted. What do you think about the idea of having college and high school football played in the spring?
Sports jumps on PPP bandwagon, but big leagues take a pass
However, none of the four major North American sports leagues the NFL, NBA, NHL and Major League Baseball were among the businesses that applied, according to the data. The data showed businesses that applied for and received loans, though some may not ultimately have taken the funds. An AP survey completed in May found 32 U.S. Olympic sports organizations about 70% of all federations had applied for PPP loans. With their seasons shut down, more than a dozen minor league baseball teams turned up on the PPP rolls. The Big South Conference, Conference USA, Southland Conference and Big Sky Conference all listed less than two dozen full-time employees, according to the data.
Miami star Greg Rousseau ready for a big 2020 season if there is one
CORAL GABLES, Fla. Miami Hurricanes defensive end Greg Rousseau was named a preseason All-American just last week by the Sporting News. Yet, Rousseau knows thats not really the main topic of conversation for most college football fans these days, including the players. That elephant is the question of whether their will even be a 2020 college football season because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Hes our leader, and he knows what hes talking about, so were just gonna stay ready and whatever happens, happens, Rousseau says. If the season does happen, the Hurricanes will count on Rousseau to be a dominant force once again on the defensive line.
5 Things to Know for Today
Military guard posts of North Korea, rear, and South Korea, foreground, are seen in Paju, at the border with North Korea, South Korea, Tuesday, June 16, 2020. North Korea blew up an inter-Korean liaison office building just inside its border in an act Tuesday that sharply raises tensions on the Korean Peninsula amid deadlocked nuclear diplomacy with the United States. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:1. NORTH KOREA BLOWS UP INTER-KOREA LIAISON OFFICE The demolition of the building is largely symbolic, but its still likely the most provocative thing Pyongyang has done since it entered nuclear diplomacy in 2018. VIRUS SEES RESURGENCE IN CHINA A third neighborhood in Beijing has been locked down as Chinese authorities rush to prevent the spread of a new coronavirus outbreak.
Long seen as radical, Black Lives Matter goes mainstream
Black Lives Matter has gone mainstream and black activists are carefully assessing how they should respond. Its very name enraged its foes, who countered with the slogans Blue Lives Matter and All Lives Matter." Black Lives Matter has gone mainstream and black activists are carefully assessing how they should respond. When we started Black Lives Matter, it was really to have a larger conversation around this country about its relationship to black people, said Patrisse Cullors, one of three black women who founded the Black Lives Matter Global Network, with chapters throughout the U.S. and in Britain and Canada. Last week, longtime Sacramento Kings TV broadcaster Grant Napear resigned after tweeting ALL LIVES MATTER when asked his opinion on the Black Lives Matter movement.
Big Ten Commissioner Warren creates anti-racism coalition
The Big Ten's Kevin Warren, the first black commissioner of a Power Five conference, is creating a coalition to give the league's athletes a platform to voice their concerns about racism. Warren announced Monday the formation of the Big Ten Anti-Hate and Anti-Racism Coalition, with athletes, coaches, athletic director and university chancellors and presidents. It was one year ago Tuesday, that Warren, a former NFL executive with the Minnesota Vikings, was offered the job of Big Ten commissioner. I trust our chancellors, our presidents and our athletic directors and our coaches and our student-athletes, Warren said. Warren said he felt a responsibility to 10,000 student athletes in the Big Ten to try to combat systemic racism.
Retired officer, ex-college athlete among victims of unrest
It came on a violent night in St. Louis, which saw four officers shot, businesses burned and ransacked, and people pelting officers with rocks hours following a peaceful protest. Another officer shot back, and the suspects fled but were arrested. Near where the officer was wounded, police found a man shot to death and a handgun under his body. The owner of the pawn shop, who is white, was arrested in the death of Horton, a 43-year-old black man. ___OMAHA, NEBRASKAJames Scurlock, a 22-year-old black man, was killed Saturday after authorities said he tussled with the owner of two downtown bars.
For father battling cancer, a graduation to victory lane
When Ted Foxworthy was diagnosed with cancer, he set two goals: Celebrating his youngest child's 18th birthday and seeing him graduate. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)INDIANAPOLIS Jacob Foxworthy and his parents waited patiently as their car crawled through pit road at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on this most unusual of graduation days. Seeing Jacob in a cap and grown with his father in tow Saturday meant Ted Foxworthy had achieved a milestone of his own after a 4 1/2-year battle with a rare form of cancer. Field hospitals were constructed at stadiums in California and Washington state and Texas Motor Speedway and Daytona also have held graduation ceremonies. A few minutes later, the family got back in the car and sped off down victory lane.
South Florida native Lamar Jackson named NFL MVP
MIAMI – South Florida native Lamar Jackson is the NFL’s most valuable player -- and it’s not even close. The Baltimore Ravens quarterback was a unanimous choice for MVP during Saturday’s awards ceremony in Miami. He earned all 50 first-place votes, making him only the second unanimous MVP in NFL history, joining New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. He threw for 3,127 yards while adding seven trips to the end zone on the ground. Jackson, who turned 23 last month, is the youngest quarterback to win the MVP award since the 1970 NFL merger.
Former Hurricanes, NFL star Edgerrin James headed to Pro Football Hall of Fame
MIAMI – Former NFL and University of Miami star Edgerrin James can now add Hall of Famer to his list of accolades. James announced Saturday on Instagram that he made the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The four-time Pro Bowl running back spent 11 seasons in the NFL with the Colts, Arizona Cardinals and Seattle Seahawks. He amassed 12,246 yards and 80 rushing touchdowns in his NFL career. He still holds the Colts’ franchise record for rushing yards (9,226) and career rushing touchdowns (64).
5 things about 49ers’ Jimmy Garoppolo you probably didn’t know
If you follow football, by now, you must know the name Jimmy Garoppolo -- the star quarterback of the San Francisco 49ers. Of course, Garoppolo and Romo didn’t attend Eastern Illinois University at the same time. Before he arrived in San Francisco, Garoppolo was with New England, the team that drafted him -- he went 62nd overall in 2014, which was the second round. Yes, he was the one who called Erin Andrews ‘baby.’It was late October of last year when Garoppolo called the well-known FOX sideline reporter “baby” on national TV. We had to LOL at this find from ABC 7 in San Francisco.
5 things about Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes you probably didn’t know (that will make you love him)
Surely you’ve heard of Patrick Mahomes -- Kansas City Chiefs star quarterback, record-breaking megastar, NFL’s 2018 Most Valuable Player of the Year -- we’ll go on shortly. He loves ketchup (particularly the fancy Whataburger kind)Yes, Mahomes loves ketchup. https://t.co/1kjZHw5KRv — Patrick Mahomes II (@PatrickMahomes) November 16, 2018Reporter: Patrick, rumor has it that Andy Reid likes ketchup more than you do, what’s your comment? Patrick Mahomes: I don’t know if that’s actually possible. Patrick Mahomes throws the ball out of Arrowhead Stadium (turn sound down, helicopter buzz is brutal).
Quiz: Should you root for the Chiefs or the 49ers this weekend?
Do you have a horse in the race for the big game this weekend? Maybe you’d make a perfect San Francisco 49ers fan. Or maybe you’ve never known what team deserves your allegiance -- and now it’ll all make sense. You’re a Kansas City Chiefs person after all! Take our (highly scientific) quiz below to find out.
Hard Rock Stadium gets some tender loving care before Super Bowl
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. – With less than a week before the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers take the field for Super Bowl LIV, final preparations are underway to transform Hard Rock Stadium into a Super Bowl-ready venue. “We have to add decor elements in all areas to really have this -- have the look and feel, literally, of the Super Bowl,” Eric Finkelstein, NFL director of events, told Local 10 News on Tuesday. Because of the game’s location, the stadium menu features a lot of Latin influence this year. Ed Mangan, NFL field director, said he started growing the field for this Super Bowl two years ago on a sod farm in California before it was moved to Hard Rock Stadium. You have postgame shows (that) all get rehearsal time on this field.”The field is a hybrid Bermuda over-seeded with rye grass.
Julie Durda cheers on the Niners then and now
MIAMI – We all know and love meteorologist Julie Durda each and every morning on the Local 10 News. “My family, born and raised Niners. “The moment she called, I said, ‘You’re kidding me, right?’” Julie said about the day she learned she made the team. Julie Durda holds a 49ers program on which she appeared on the cover alongside wide receiver Terrell Owens. “I’m Julie Durda, I’m from Orangevale, California!"
South Florida agent Drew Rosenhaus drops client Antonio Brown, report says
MIAMI – The ever-dwindling list of Antonio Brown supporters has reportedly lost another member. ESPN reports South Florida sports agent Drew Rosenhaus has notified officials that he has terminated his relationship with Brown until the troubled receiver seeks counsel. Adam Schefter reported Rosenhaus informed the NFL Players Association of his intent on Thursday. According to Schefter, Rosenhaus would like to continue working with Brown, but not before he gets help. Brown, a Miami-native, has continually found himself in trouble since last year when he demanded a trade from the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Antonio Brown, Hollywood Police Athletic League split after ‘irreparable rift’
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. – A South Florida Police Athletic League is severing ties with former NFL wide receiver and resident Antonio Brown. "Antonio Brown had a relationship with the Hollywood Police Department Police Athletic League for a number of years” Officer Christian Lata said in the statement. Throughout the video, Brown can be heard shouting profanities at Kyriss and officers. “Needless to say, we were very disappointed in the actions of Mr. Brown,” Lata said. “We did not want our youth to be subject to this type of behavior nor emulate the actions of Mr. Brown,” Lata said.
Loved ones gather for vigil following death of football star
DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. – Loved ones gathered Thursday evening for a vigil as they mourn a South Florida teenager and football star, who was also a son, brother and friend. Days after the death of the recent Deerfield Beach High School graduate, his teammates are remembering the 17-year-old football star, who died early Monday morning. “Loving guy, good teammate. He always kept good vibes around him. He was a good teammate,” Jefferson said.
Teen killed by freight train in Deerfield Beach was 4-star football recruit
DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. – The Broward Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a freight train struck and killed a pedestrian in Deerfield Beach. It happened near the intersection of Southeast Fourth Avenue and Southeast 10th Street about 4 a.m. Monday. A representative from Florida East Coast Railway told Local 10 News the pedestrian jumped in front of the train. Gowdy was a four-star recruit from Deerfield Beach High School. Georgia Tech honored Deerfield Beach five-star recruit Bryce Gowdy after his death.
Explorers conquer Blue Darters, demons in state title win
MIAMI – The Explorers sought history and made it in last week’s Class 8A state football final. With the first state title in Class 8A Columbus High School’s storied 61-year football program on the line, Coach David Dunn rolled the dice. “The whole community and our alums, it’s our first state championship in football. It means a great deal for a lot of people.”Winning the state championship a year after getting beaten in the same title game by Jacksonville Mandarin? Well, a new history for a team that was 0-4 all-time in state championship games until this season.
2 touchdowns, forced fumble in final 5:25 gives Booker T. Washington state championship
BTW rallied to score 15 points and force a key second-half turnover in the final 5:25 to beat Jacksonville’s Bolles Bulldogs 25-21 in the Class 4A state championship in Daytona Beach Wednesday night. The victory gave BTW its sixth state championship. Logan was able to knock the ball loose from Bolles quarterback Ben Netting and the BTW offense regained possession with 4:17 left. “We had to find a way to get our offense back the ball,” Logan said. The turnover on downs gave the BTW offense the ball back with 1:16 left in the game.
Miami Sports Pod - The Dolphins set a winning culture
The Miami Dolphins and their winning culture... yes, you read that right... are the topic on this week’s episode of the Miami Sports Pod. SUBSCRIBE to the Miami Sports Pod - iTunes | Android1:21 The Dolphins win over the Eagles was big3:00 What did you see on Sunday? 4:00 DeVante Parker and Mike Gesicki have grown tremendously this year8:30 Adam Gase was never able to unlock DeVante Parker’s talent16:00 Ryan Fitzpatrick’s leadership is shining through22:00 The Dolphins should try to keep Fitz around28:30 Clay has an awesome Jay Cutler story38:00 Don’t overstate the reasons to be happy41:00 Manny Diaz: Why?