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FILE - In this Sept. 10, 2020, file photo, Miami coach Manny Diaz, center, walks on the field during the team's NCAA college football game against UAB in Miami Gardens, Fla. Diaz’s Hurricanes visit Duke on Saturday night in their first game since Nov. 14. (Al Diaz/Miami Herald via AP, File)

No. 9 Miami returns to field in newly scheduled trip to Duke

Dec. 3, 2020 12:59 PM EST

Ninth-ranked Miami is finally set to play again. The Hurricanes travel to Duke on Saturday night for their first game since beating Virginia Tech on Nov. 14. It’s the latest among multiple changes to the Atlantic Coast Conference schedule for the Hurricanes, who had spent recent weeks dealing with positive...

Brad Six wears a protective face mask as he puts on his boots preparing to work as Santa Claus at Bass Pro Shops, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, in Miami. This is Santa Claus in the Coronavirus Age, where visits are done with layers of protection or moved online. Putting hundreds of kids a day onto your lap to talk directly into your face — that's not happening. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Ho, ho — Whoa! Virus keeping most Santas at a distance

Dec. 3, 2020 10:04 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Brad Six becomes Santa Claus, pulling his black boots over his red pants in the office of a Miami outdoor supply company. It's hot, so he forgoes the traditional heavy jacket for a lightweight vest and grabs his Santa hat. But before sliding it on, the gray-bearded 61-year-old dons a plastic...

Aguilar and Cooper agree to 1-year deals with Marlins

Dec. 2, 2020 11:34 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — First baseman Jesus Aguilar agreed to terms Wednesday on a $4.35 million, one-year deal to remain with the Miami Marlins, an agreement reached just before the deadline for teams to offer contracts to unsigned players on their 40-man rosters. First baseman-outfielder Garrett Cooper agreed to a...

FILE - Gloria Estefan sings

Gloria Estefan reveals she caught COVID-19, is now recovered

Dec. 2, 2020 5:26 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Singer and businesswoman Gloria Estefan said on Wednesday that she spent much of November in isolation after testing positive for COVID-19, days after dining outdoors at a Miami-area restaurant. Estefan, 63, says she was fortunate, enduring only “a little bit of a cough” and...

Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (1) watches the final minutes from the sidelines during the second half of an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

Dolphins' Tua remains limited in practice with thumb injury

Dec. 2, 2020 4:33 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa was limited in practice Wednesday because of a lingering thumb injury, leaving in doubt his availability Sunday against Cincinnati. Tagovailoa missed last week's game against the New York Jets because of the injury to the thumb on his throwing hand....

Miami Dolphins cornerback Xavien Howard (25) points and runs with the ball after intercepting a pass from Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert (not shown) during an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020, in Miami Gardens, Fla. Howard leads the NFL this season with seven interceptions, and his shutdown skills have helped the Dolphins flummox foes with a blitz-happy scheme. (AP Photo/Doug Murray)

Dolphins' X-factor is NFL interception leader Xavien Howard

Dec. 2, 2020 3:31 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Ryan Fitzpatrick knows how interceptions can change a game because he has thrown 169 of them, which makes him a big fan of teammate Xavien Howard. The Miami Dolphins cornerback leads the NFL with seven interceptions. “It’s a great feeling to be sitting on the bench looking at...

Palm tree helps toddler survive 4-story fall from apartment

Nov. 30, 2020 9:21 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — A 2-year-old girl is recovering after falling early Monday from a fourth-floor window of an apartment in Miami. A palm tree under the window helped slow the speed of the fall and the child landed in some bushes, Miami Fire Rescue Capt. Ignatius Carroll told WPLG. The child was being cuddled by...

Atlanta Falcons linebacker Mykal Walker (43) hits Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, in Atlanta. Carr through an interception on the play. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Gruden compares lopsided Raiders loss to oral surgery

Nov. 30, 2020 7:14 PM EST

Coach Jon Gruden didn’t feel any better rewatching the Las Vegas Raiders lopsided loss at Atlanta than he did when he saw it in person. The five turnovers, 141 yards in penalties and a couple of defensive breakdowns that added up to the 43-6 loss to the Falcons on Sunday have a way of doing that....

Ashtyn Davis (32), izquierda, de los Jets de Nueva York, trata de bloquear un pase del quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, de los Dolphins de Miami, en el duelo de NFL del domingo 29 de noviembre de 2020, en East Rutherford, Nueva Jersey. (AP Foto/Bill Kostroun)

2 QBs and stingy defense have Dolphins in playoff contention

Nov. 30, 2020 3:44 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — The way the Miami Dolphins are playing defense, it doesn’t matter who they have at quarterback. Ryan Fitzpatrick is 4-3 as the starter and rookie Tua Tagovailoa is 3-1, largely because the Dolphins rank second in the NFL in points allowed per game. Stingy defense has the Dolphins (7-4)...

Miami takes season opener with a 77-59 win over N. Florida

Nov. 29, 2020 9:48 PM EST

CORAL GABLES, Fla, (AP) — Isaiah Wong scored 20 points and Miami began its season with a 77-59 victory over North Florida on Sunday. Miami moved its record to 6-0 against North Florida. Miami is 63-2 against in-state, non-Power 5 teams at home since 1985. The Hurricanes played without highly reguarded...