Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez has been questioned by police in Massachusetts about his potential ties to the murder of a 27-year-old man, but those aren't the only legal problems Hernandez faces.
According to TMZ, Alexander S. Bradley claims that Hernandez shot him in the face during a fight at Tootsie's Cabaret in Miami Gardens back in February.More »
While today's public sports fan debate centers on the quality of Miami Heat fans, The New York Times' resident stats geek Nate Silver decided to focus on the quality and quantity of NHL fans last month. His conclusion: The Florida Panthers should either move to Canada or be eliminated.
Will Marco Rubio see a surprise primary challenge in 2016 from Allen West? That's up to God.
West was a guest on conservative talker Larry O'Connor's radio show yesterday, and the host asked West if he would consider challenging Rubio. At first West was pretty blunt, offering a "no," but as the discussion went on, he seemed to leave the door open.More »
Listen, America: We agree with you. Every single person who filed out of the AA Arena early last night and missed Ray Allen's Planet Earth-shattering three-pointer deserves all the shame heaped upon them. Each and every Heat "fan" who then tried to elbow their way back into the arena when they realized they'd made a terrible mistake should be forced to turn in all the LeBron gear they own, and may God have mercy on their souls.
via Bomani Jones' Twitter Haven't these people suffered enough by missing Allen's three-pointer?
But get this straight: Heat fans did not embarrass themselves last night. I was at the game, and it was a tiny minority who gave up. And what's more, many of the people who could afford tickets represent real Heat fans the same way that corporate fat cats in the luxury boxes at a Springsteen concert represent true Boss fanatics.More »
Miami, are you ready to get your Tony Montana game face on? Or perhaps you're feeling like James Cagney in The Public Enemy. Whichever fictional gangster you prefer, Lock & Load: Machine Gun Experience has the arsenal to satisfy your firearm fetish. Amid the art galleries of Wynwood, a 14,000-square-foot warehouse has been transformed into an armory stocked with fully automatic AK-47s, M4s, Uzis, and Tommy guns, to name a few, where for a few hundred bucks, customers can unleash some serious firepower.
Jack Davis, the 14-year-old Miami Shores resident who shot and killed a WaveRunner thief two years ago, will not face criminal charges. Prosecutors announced yesterday that they would not put the teen on trial because he "reasonably believed he and his mother were being attacked and were in imminent danger" when 20-year-old Reynaldo Muñoz stole the jet ski.
In reality however, the Davises were not in danger: Muñoz did not have a gun and could not hear their cries because he was deaf and mute.
Despite the dismissal of charges, plenty of questions remain unanswered. Why did the Davises initially lie about the shooting? Why didn't they retreat if they thought Muñoz had a gun? And why did a Miami-Dade detective wait six months to interview Jack Davis?More »
See you Thursday night. With less than three seconds left and the Heat down three, the ball found Ray Allen in the corner, and he buried it, sending the game into overtime and sending fans' hearts into their esophaguses. Miami went on to win in overtime 103-100 in what might be the greatest game in Miami Heat history, if not NBA Finals history. Other than that, it was a snoozer.
Entering the fourth quarter, a headband-clad LeBron was 3-12. He would end the game with 32 points, ten rebounds, 11 assists, three steals, two blocks, one Miami New Times recap guy who wants to be more than friends, and zero headbands.More »
Vandals up in Broward seem to have totally missed the point. Despite Chick-fil-A's well known homophobic stance, three men were caught spray painting anti-gay slurs on the restaurant's location up in Davie like "fag" and "we love cock."
Despite the fact the Miami Heat are a hope, a prayer and two games away from their second championship of the LeBron James era, new pics of LeBron's next Nike sneaks supposedly leaked on the Internet today. The shoes refer to him as a "two-time champion."
There was a time when virtually every mention of Florida Democratic congressman Alan Grayson on this blog came with the descriptor "hot liberal mess who is not apologizing for it." But something funny has happened. After a term-long absence, Grayson returned to the United State House six months ago and has managed to not be a hot liberal mess.
Has Rick Scott gotten better at being governor, or has he just not been as terrible as usual?
According to a new Quinnipiac Poll, Scott has hit his highest job approval rating since taking office. Of course, that approval rating still isn't very good, and most voters still don't think he should be re-elected.More »
Uncle Luke, the man whose booty shaking madness made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke speaks up for neglected, abused children.
It's time to abolish or overhaul the Florida Department of Children and Families, the worst government agency in the history of the state. Unless Gov. Rick Scott takes drastic action, more kids will end up dead because of DCF's incompetence. Their blood is on his hands.More »
But it's pushing two-and-a-half years since then-Miami Police Chief Miguel Exposito called his cops "predators" on camera and instituted new policies that lead to seven fatal shootings in seven months, including two that killed unarmed men. Yet when pushed by Rep. Federica Wilson this week, the best you can offer is a report is coming "sooner than later?"More »
After the success of their "Call Me Maybe" video last year, the Miami Dolphins cheerleaders are back this summer to lip-sync for their lives to Taylor Swift's "22." The video, which features a wardrobe of bikinis, was filmed in the Dominican Republic during the cheerleading squad's recent 2014 calendar photo shoot.
The term "must-win" is rather carelessly thrown about in sports. Following the Heat's Game One loss to the Chicago Bulls in the East Semi-Finals, the term popped up because one could not fathom the Heat going down 0-2 to Chicago, much less losing both home games to start the series. The reality was, by definition, it wasn't a must-win, because the repercussions of a loss in reality would only slightly inconvenience the Heat. In the end, the loss was the Heat's only one of the series, and losing Game Two would in all likelihood have only prolonged the inevitable, the Heat moving on to face Indiana.
Tonight is not one of those careless uses of the term, it is in fact a MUST-WIN. While the 2-3-2 format calls for this situation as the reward for finishing with an NBA-best 66 wins, it feels less like a reward, and more like a punishment. The numbers are against them, as 20 of the last 27 Game Five winners in the current format have gone on to win the championship. The last team to be in this exact situation? The Miami Heat in 2011 when they lost Game Six to the Dallas Mavericks. Since 2002-03 the Spurs are 14-2 when presented with a chance to close out a Playoff series on the road, the best record by far of any team in this situation.More »
Miami Beach was home to the Miss USA competition for over a decade in the Sixties, and pageant owner Donald Trump announced today that the pageant will return next year to our neck of the woods for a three-year run. This time, however, it won't be held on the beach, but rather in the glamorous suburb of Doral.