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Dave Hyde has been a Sun-Sentinel columnist since 1990. He has won 15 awards from the Associated Press Sports ...

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Dave Hyde

Dave Hyde

Sun Sentinel Columnist

Time to see if these Dolphins are any different

Time to see if these Dolphins are any different

July 24, 2014

I need to see so much my eyes blur at the thought. I need to see the offensive line actually line up. I need to see Ryan Tannehill throw deep to Mike Wallace.

  • Life lessons learned from a career in sports

    July 22, 2014

    It was during the Heat's playoff run, while Son No. 2 was making excuses for a speeding ticket, that in a parental fit of exasperation I said, "You have to own your mistake."

  • In the end, it was LeBron's choice

    July 11, 2014

    And so it ends exactly as it began, only in reverse, with the celebrating in Ohio this time and so much wailing in South Florida the two necessary words of farewell as LeBron James moves back to Cleveland are lost in the din.

  • Relax, Heat fans, LeBron's Decision 2.0 just beginning

    June 24, 2014

    And now it all begins anew, the noise, the nonsense and the no-perspective hysteria simply because LeBron James did Tuesday exactly what most people expected him to do and Heat fans hoped he would do right until the very moment he did it.

  • With Gallant hired, is Panthers' Tallon working on big trade?

    June 23, 2014

    Gerard Gallant was the story Monday. But Dale Tallon is the column. Gallant was introduced as the Panthers new coach with all the same smiles and sunny adjectives that introduced seven new Panthers coaches in the last 10 years.

  • Hiring Marino makes such sense even Dolphins can do it

    February 18, 2014

    Take the lay-up, Steve Ross.

  • Time for Dolphins to reinstate Richie Incognito

    November 26, 2013

    Richie Incognito doesn't deserve your cheers or your sympathy for the place his crude behavior, past and present, has landed him for nearly a month. But he deserves his job back.

  • Nyad completes dream on Cuba-to-Keys swim

    September 2, 2013

    KEY WEST - Finally, spit from the ocean, exhausted and sunburned, came the 64-year-old swimmer. Diana Nyad took a first unsteady step onto the beach Monday afternoon after nearly 53 hours of swimming and lightly raised a fist.

  • What to expect from Dion Jordan? A whole lot

    July 31, 2013

    Dion Jordan does not consider himself a patient man. Take traffic. He hates it. The waiting. The annoyance. But he's already come to understand in his opening weeks it's as much a part of South Florida as the sun.

  • Lamar Miller dreams big in big chance

    July 29, 2013

    The Dolphins have put the fate of the team's rushing attack in the hands of the talented second-year running back. It's a gamble, but Miller is determined to pay out.

  • Will roller coaster ride end for Heat?

    June 17, 2013

    The basketball gets tossed up Tuesday night for Game 6 of the NBA Finals in Miami, and anything happens next. Everything happens, actually. The previous five games tell us that. Miracles? Meltdowns? Heartache? Heartstrings?

  • The Big Threes will decide this - for Spurs or Heat

    June 10, 2013

    LeBron James, who left Cleveland for more help, who came to the Heat for nights like Sunday when teammates carried him for a change, knows it's still about the Big Three, about Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh producing beside him.

  • Time for Heat to shut up and play

    June 8, 2013

    Shut up and play. They used to have T-shirts in sports that said as much. They need to hand out some to the Heat as they make this final push to the mountaintop.

  • Why you don't know Spo

    May 28, 2013

    INDIANAPOLIS — Erik Spoelstra does not want to help this story. There's a reason. He doesn't embrace fame. He finds no value in headlines. He's had enough written about him already, he seems to say.

  • Emmert, Shalala fight over whom Shapiro fooled more

    April 5, 2013

    For 45 finger-wagging pages, the University of Miami's best lawyers criticized, condemned and posed in perfectly nuanced ways a question that fit NCAA President Mark Emmert with a clown nose:

  • Miami, NCAA — Two institutions, two crises of leadership

    February 20, 2013

    The words ring loud and livid as the righteous leader of a proud university brings her full office to bear on a flawed NCAA investigation approaching its endgame.

  • Has Jeff Ireland learned from mistakes?

    February 4, 2013

    There's only one question for Dolphins General Manager Jeff Ireland on this first day of the NFL off-season, and it's not why he still has this chance, what he'll do with $48 million and five high draft picks to spend or whether the next few months will define his football reputation, once and for all.

  • Marino a flawed man — like all of us

    January 31, 2013

    You wanted to hope. That's why Thursday's news was a slap to the senses. You wanted to hope Dan Marino was beyond this. You wanted to hope his good work all these years reflected someone out of the reach of gossip pages.

  • Season finishes in well-earned smiles

    June 22, 2012

    The lasting image came with three minutes left. A whistle blew. Play stopped. And in a game long over, with the championship already won, they were called off the court together, just as they walked on it two summers ago.

  • Jason Pierre-Paul's father sees son's Super Bowl success in his own way

    February 3, 2012

    They may be the most amazing story at the Super Bowl, this immigrant father who sought the American dream and the son he can't see play in America's biggest game.

  • Ricky Williams' new role: meditation teacher

    June 10, 2010

  • Greatest play in Miami Dolphins history? It's a no-brainer

    September 24, 2009

    History started modestly. Quarterback Don Strock came to the sideline with six seconds left in the half searching for a play, a hope, any chance at all. The football was at the San Diego 40-yard line, so a field goal was out.

  • No. 1 ranking hasn't changed St. Thomas' George Smith

    August 26, 2009

    Let's take a walk through George Smith's neighborhood. Here's his desk with the nameplate that reads, "They say Lombardi was tough"— though, he says, many of his players don't know who Vince Lombardi is.

  • Jake Scott: Where's Jake Scott? We found him.

    November 19, 2006

    In the last state. On the last island. Down the last road. At the last speck of a no-stoplight town before the United States drops into the Pacific Ocean.

  • HYDE: Vegas ripe for singles hitters

    December 12, 2004

    Finally, a city seems as intent on using a sports league as shamelessly as sports leagues have used cities all these years.