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Dolphins' Tagovailoa misses practice because of illness

Sep. 30, 2020 9:39 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Miami Dolphins rookie quarterback Tua Tagovailoa missed practice Wednesday because of an illness that wasn't related to the coronavirus, coach Brian Flores said. The Dolphins' top draft pick and former Alabama star has yet to play as the backup to Ryan Fitzpatrick. Their other quarterback,...

ADDS NAMES - From left to right, Miami Marlins left fielder Magnerius Sierra, right fielder Matt Joyce and center fielder Lewis Brinson celebrate after they shut out the New York Yankees in a baseball game Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, at Yankee Stadium in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

For Marlins, playoff berth could be start of a new era

Sep. 29, 2020 4:10 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Marlins' first playoff appearance since 2003 is not supposed to last long. They're regarded as young, inexperienced overachievers who benefited from the short season and expanded playoff format. They were outscored by 41 runs this year, and no team has longer odds of winning the...

Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick laughs with coaches as he comes off the field after defeating the Jacksonville Jaguars in an NFL football game, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

Fitzpatrick keeps his job as Dolphins QB for another week

Sep. 25, 2020 2:35 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Ryan Fitzpatrick emerged early Friday from the Miami Dolphins’ first victorious locker room of the year wearing a tropical print shirt adorned with purple pineapples as a complement to his beachcomber beard. It was a Dad shirt, which is OK because the 37-year-old Fitzpatrick has seven...

Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew (15) is sacked by Tennessee Titans defensive tackle Jack Crawford for a 20-yard loss in the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)

South Beach vs. North Florida on Thursday night

Sep. 23, 2020 12:25 PM EDT

The idea has merit: Take teams you don't expect to be in the playoff chase and stick them in prime time early in the schedule. That's what the NFL has done by placing Cincinnati at Cleveland last week, and this Thursday night, it's Jacksonville hosting Miami. Denver and the Jets get the honor next week before...

File-New England Patriots running back James White (28) runs with the ball as Miami Dolphins linebacker Kamu Grugier-Hill (51) tackles him in the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in Foxborough, Mass. White says he is is having trouble processing the sudden death of his father, but is finding comfort in celebrating his son's first birthday. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

NFL rallies around Patriots' White after father's death

Sep. 22, 2020 5:17 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Patriots running back James White says he is having trouble processing the sudden death of his father, but is finding comfort in celebrating his son's first birthday. In an Instagram message Tuesday, White posted side by side photos of himself as a child sitting on the lap of his...

Buffalo Bills wide receiver John Brown (15) catches a pass for a touchdown as Miami Dolphins strong safety Bobby McCain (28)defends, bduring the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Miami Gardens, Fla. The Bills defeated the Dolphins 31-28. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Dolphins look improved from early 2019 but are still 0-2

Sep. 21, 2020 2:07 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — So far the rebuilding Miami Dolphins haven't been historically bad, which means they're better. A year ago the Dolphins endured one of the NFL's worst starts ever, and were outscored 102-10 in their first two games under rookie coach Brian Flores. Now they're 0-2 again, but they've been...

Buffalo Bills wide receiver John Brown (15) catches a pass for a touchdown as Miami Dolphins strong safety Bobby McCain (28)defends, bduring the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Miami Gardens, Fla. The Bills defeated the Dolphins 31-28. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Latest Dolphins loss shows Flores hasn't fixed defense yet

Sep. 20, 2020 7:08 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — When the Miami Dolphins fell behind in their home opener, some fans in the small crowd began to chant “Tua, Tua,” lobbying for the team's top draft pick to replace veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick. Quarterback wasn't the Dolphins' problem Sunday, however. Defense was. Again. Still. Miami...

Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen (17) looks to pass, during the second half of an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Allen reaches career high in passing as Bills beat Dolphins

Sep. 20, 2020 6:21 PM EDT

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla (AP) — Josh Allen followed up on the most prolific game of his NFL career with an even better one. The third-year pro threw for 417 yards and four touchdowns, both personal bests, and the Buffalo Bills beat AFC East rival Miami for the fourth consecutive time Sunday, 31-28. Allen...

FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, file photo, Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen (17) throws a pass during the second half of an NFL football game against the New York Jets in Orchard Park, N.Y. If Brian Flores' rebuilding project with the Miami Dolphins is to end atop the AFC East, he must find a way to beat Josh Allen and the Bills. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes, File)

Flores and Miami seek breakthrough win against Allen's Bills

Sep. 17, 2020 2:30 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — If Brian Flores' rebuilding project with the Miami Dolphins is to end atop the AFC East, he must find a way to beat Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills. Lately the rivalry has gone the Bills' way, and Miami fans in the stands — their numbers limited because of the coronavirus —...

FILE - Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick scrambles to pass against the New England Patriots in the second half of an NFL football game, Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, in Foxborough, Mass. The Miami Dolphins’ self-professed placeholder at quarterback played like one in the season opener, amplifying questions about the team’s timetable for turning to rookie Tua Tagovailoa. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

QB Fitzpatrick was far from Dolphins' only problem in opener

Sep. 14, 2020 3:32 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Dolphins’ self-professed placeholder at quarterback played like one in the season opener, amplifying questions about the team’s timetable for turning to rookie Tua Tagovailoa. But Ryan Fitzpatrick's play wasn't the only — or even the biggest — problem in...