Dwyane Wade, Gabrielle Union Married at Redland Castle

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Though the security and secrecy surrounding Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union's wedding was tight, it turns out the pair got married at a moat-surrounded castle in the Redland.

Yet despite the signed confidentiality agreements, key details about #TheWadeUnion still leaked.

See also: Castle With a Moat in the Redland Selling for $10.9 Million

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Dwyane Wade Getting Married Tomorrow and the Wedding Has a Lot of Rules

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It may be the biggest South Florida wedding of the year, but if all goes well you won't hear anything about it.

Dwyane Wade is marrying Gabrielle Union tomorrow somewhere in Miami. Though the wedding comes with an official hashtag (#TheWadeUnion, naturally), the couple is going through great lengths to make sure that no one actually shares anything.

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University of Miami Quietly Helped Pioneer Lifetime Scholarships for Student Athletes

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Last week the University of Maryland made headlines by guaranteeing all of its student athletes lifetime scholarships. That means even if the athletes leave early to pursue professional opportunities and they don't quite work out, they can always come back and finish their education. It got a lot of ink.

Well, as it turns out the University of Miami had quietly pioneered the practice under President Donna Shalala, and the school has offered the program for about 10 years now.

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Marlins Should Offer Giancarlo Stanton $200 Million

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Tonight the Miami Marlins should call up Giancarlo Stanton's agent and offer the ballplayer a $200 million contract. Yes, tonight. Not tomorrow. Not next week. Not this off-season. Tonight.

It's becoming increasingly clear that one surprisingly not-totally-crappy Miami Marlins season is not enough to convince Giancarlo Stanton that Miami is the place to spend his career. The Marlins need to ante up, call his bluff, and make an immediate attempt to show him they believe in him and want to pay him like the superstar he is.

The Marlins should put the ball in Stanton's court by offering him a contract that is fair for both sides so all the posturing can end. The team promised its fans the latest fire-sale profits would be spent on upgrading the roster, not pocketed, and so far that has yet to happen. Signing one of the brightest stars in Major League Baseball to a long-term deal would be a wise investment for multiple reasons.

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Five Questions Heading Into the Dolphins' Last Preseason Game

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The Miami Dolphins complete their preseason schedule tonight against the St.Louis Rams, and a lot of questions still remain. Entering the 2014-15 season, the team wants to change its mediocre ways and get back into the playoffs for the first time still 2010. If that is to happen, a lot of things must fall the Dolphins way, and a few areas must be solidified.

Through three preseason games, the Dolphins offense has run warm and cold, impressing early with a touchdown on their first drive against Atlanta, then most recently laying an egg against the Dallas Cowboys starters, a defense that may be the worst in football. The defense has performed more to expectations, good pass rush, not so great secondary work.

So what can we look for in in the last preseason contest, a game that is traditionally the least appetizing warm-up game? Let's take a look.

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Miami Hurricanes Season Opener: Five Things to Watch

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The Miami Hurricanes will kick off their 2014-15 football season Labor Day against the Louisville Cardinals in a rematch of their 36-9 Russell Athletic Bowl loss this past December. Much has changed in just a few short months -- both teams will sport new quarterbacks and many different starters this time around. Both schools saw their QBs from the bowl game head to the NFL, with the Cardinals' Teddy Bridgewater going to the Vikings and the Canes' Stephen Morris playing for the Jaguars.

The game promises to set the tone for the Hurricanes' latest attempt at returning to the pinnacle of college football. A win could catapult the team into the Top 25. A loss would almost ensure Miami's ceiling this season would be an ACC championship -- so a lot is on the line in the opener.

Here are a few things to watch when the Hurricanes take the field for the first time this season.

See also: The Canes Can Win Big if Donna Shalala Loosens the Reins

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Video Shows Nightclub Brawl Involving NFL Rookie Mike Evans, Miami Beach Cops Watching

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A video that surfaced last Friday on TMZ shows an early-morning brawl outside a nightclub in South Beach. Not all that unusual -- except this one involves Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie wide receiver Mike Evans. And the two Miami Beach cops who appear in the frame do little more than stand around and let the melee play out.

Brown, clearly a very tall, athletic man, is seen arguing with a bouncer outside Dream nightclub in March; the scrum really erupts after a different bouncer forcefully pushes a member of Brown's entourage. Several men then begin to fight, shoving and wildly throwing punches. At one point Brown leapfrogs a car and circles back to the action.

In the video, first reported locally by Random Pixels, two uniformed Miami Beach cops are present throughout the sequence. One gently tugs on Brown's arm before the fight takes off, but other than that, the two are essentially spectators.

See also: Miami Beach Cops Made $300,000 Working Off-Duty for Nightclubs Before Chief Banned Practice

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Miami Central Football Coach Receives Racial Slur-Loaded Hate Mail as Team Travels to Alabama

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Tomorrow night, the Miami Central Rockets, the eighth best high school football team in the nation according to USA Today, will gear up in Hoover, Alabama, to take on the third ranked Hoover High.

Though some ugliness already hangs over the game, as Miami Central head coach Roland Smith reported receiving a hate letter filled with racial slurs from an anonymous Hoover fan.

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Ten Signs You're a Veteran Dolphins Fan

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Here we go again, Dolphins fans, another season is upon us and you know what that means! Probably pain and suffering! But maybe not! Woo-hooo!?

Outsiders love to poke fun at Miami Marlins crowds and Miami Heat fans that arrive late, but few dare question Miami Dolphins fans loyalty. Dolphins fans are exempt from that narrative for good reason. Before the Miami Heat came around in 1988 the Dolphins were all this town had, so it makes sense that the fandom runs deeper, and their fans get the benefit of the doubt.

So how do you know if you're seasoned tried and true old school Miami Dolphins fan? Let's find out.

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Key Biscayne Tennis Tournament Changes Name as Crandon Park Expansion Remains Tied Up in Court

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Bye-bye, Sony. The tennis tournament on Key Biscayne has a different, slightly less commercialized name and a new sponsor.

The tournament will now be known as the Miami Open Presented by Itau. Not sure what Itau is? It's one of Brazil's largest banks, naturally, which only makes sense considering the continued influx of Brazilian billions into Miami in recent years.

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