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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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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.
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.
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.
June 19, 2014
This was it. This was the moment. This was why Pat Riley is the legend he is.
June 17, 2014
MIAMI — And so begins The Big Wait. It should prove needlessly dramatic. The pieces still fit. The center still holds. There is no better player in all of sports than LeBron James. There is no better-run franchise than the Heat.
June 16, 2014
SAN ANTONIO — How's this for contrast? As the San Antonio Spurs bathed in the champions' scent of cigars and champagne Sunday night, the Miami Heat were being dismantled, piece by championship piece, at the other end of the arena.
June 15, 2014
SAN ANTONIO — As the end came, as the crowd stood, as San Antonio took out its star players to deserved curtain calls, one by one, the Heat faces told how their dream crashed. Eyes down. Heads lowered. Lips tightened.
June 14, 2014
It's finally falling on Dwyane Wade now. The doubt. The questions. Some wrath. Even the mocking of a YouTube video that went viral with a collection of how little he's playing defense these NBA Finals.
June 13, 2014
In the past year, three babies delivered at Miami Jackson Memorial Hospital were named "LeBron," and two were named "Dwyane." The number is lower at Broward General Hospital. No LeBrons. Two Dwyanes.
February 18, 2014
Take the lay-up, Steve Ross.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
June 10, 2010
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.
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.
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.
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.