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The near-failure and success of the LeBron James-era Miami Heat

[ad_1] In a May Instagram chat, Chris Bosh gave voice to the gnawing sense that the Miami Heat of 2010 to 2014 -- a supernova of sports celebrity -- fell short of expectations. Bosh conceded the Golden State Warriors had surpassed that Heat team in dynastic terms, and compared the Heat to the short-lived U.K. musical phenomenon Cream.Bosh has not been alone. In the lead-up to Wednesday's 10-year anniversary of
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The legacy of LeBron James’ peak efficiency with the Miami Heat

[ad_1] By the time LeBron James made The Decision, he was already the best basketball player in the world. He was 25 years old and had just won his second consecutive MVP award.Ten years later, James is still at the top of the NBA, and that decision to take his talents to South Beach stands as arguably the most impactful transaction in NBA history for two reasons:1. The GOAT conversationIn
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Nike releases ‘groovy’ new Premier League ball; Everton, Inter Miami set for ‘e-friendly’

[ad_1] The Premier League is back, and the title has already been clinched by Liverpool, but that hasn't stopped Nike from launching their brand-new official match ball for next season. Plus, Everton and Inter Miami are set to meet in a friendly with a difference.Jump to: Everton, Miami's e-friendlyNike's 'groovy' new ballThe Nike Flight ball will be used in the top flight for the 2020-21 campaign, with Nike promising that
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ACC Coastal season preview – QBs put North Carolina, Miami and Virginia Tech ahead of pack

[ad_1] It's been a running joke on the college football internet that at some point the ACC Coastal is going to fulfill its perfect mediocrity and give us a seven-way tie at 4-4. That was never going to happen in 2019 with Georgia Tech going into full-on rebuild mode, but we got the next-best thing: a seventh different champion in seven seasons. Virginia's title run was aided by incredible play
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The coronavirus shutdown causes Inter Miami to wait even longer for a home game

[ad_1] 8:40 AM ETNoah DavisESPN Inter Miami CF supporter Max Ramos-Paez chanted and cheered as his years-long dream finally came true on the warm evening of March 10: "We'll conquer MLS/We're never going to stop/Vancouver to Orlando/We're going to win a lot/For Beckham and the Mas/We'll never go away/We are the true supporters/And we come from M-I-A."Ramos-Paez and his fellow members of The Siege, an Inter Miami CF supporter group,
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Miami Dolphins to open drive-in theater at Hard Rock Stadium

[ad_1] The Miami Dolphins will soon let fans drive their cars inside the stadium where football games are played every weekend in the fall.The Dolphins announced Tuesday that they are launching an outdoor drive-in theater inside Hard Rock Stadium that will be used to show marquee games in team history, classic movies, commencement ceremonies, concerts and more. They are also hosting an open-air theater that can host small groups for
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Miami Dolphins select Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa with fifth pick of NFL draft

[ad_1] The Miami Dolphins selected Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa with the No. 5 pick in Thursday night's NFL draft with hopes he will be the answer to their long-standing franchise quarterback question.After months of debate about whether to take Tagovailoa or Oregon's Justin Herbert, the Dolphins made their choice clear by going with the left-handed signal caller who has the talent to change a franchise if he stays healthy.Dolphins general manager
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MLS preview – Will Chicharito shine for Galaxy? Can Inter Miami upset LAFC?

[ad_1] The 25th Major League Soccer season kicks off with many new faces both at the player and coaching levels. Remember, you can stream every out-of-market MLS game live on ESPN+, but here is everything you need to know for Opening Weekend.THE WEEKEND'S BIG QUESTIONSWhich new arrivals will impress the most?There are many new faces to pick from, with most of the big names arriving from Liga MX, beginning with
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2020 MLS predictions Is this LAFC’s year? Can Miami best Nashville? We make our picks

[ad_1] The 25th season of Major League Soccer is nearly upon us, and as with any new season, there are endless questions about how this campaign will play out. With unparalleled parity, MLS is one of the most unpredictable leagues in world soccer, but our analysts give it their best shot to predict some of the biggest moments of the 2020 season.Before the year gets underway when D.C. United host