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Dave Hyde has been a sports columnist at the Sun Sentinel since 1990. He has covered three Heat, two Marlins, four University of Miami ...

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Write off Dwyane Wade at your own risk

Write off Dwyane Wade at your own risk

October 22, 2014

This is what Dwyane Wade said when told NBA general managers, polled to name the league's best shooting guards, didn't mention him for the first time in eight years:

  • Has Dion Jordan grown up in six suspended weeks?

    October 21, 2014

    When did you grow up? And why? Dion Jordan has an oversized body and paycheck, but the question Tuesday as he returned to the Dolphins is whether the 24-year-old man-child is now more man than child.

  • Hyde: Tannehill perfectly delivers Dolphins' scaled-back vision

    October 19, 2014

    For this Sunday, anyhow, Ryan Tannehill showed what hope looks like. His pinpoint passing. His eye-popping running. His follow-me leadership, like when Chicago scored to open the second half.

  • Hyde: Trust in each other is what Dolphins need to win back

    October 18, 2014

    How do you fix a fractured trust? The Dolphins have been asking themselves this question, one player saying, "If we don't start believing in each other, we're done."

  • Hyde: Keyon Dooling confronts the pain of abuse

    October 15, 2014

    Keyon Dooling sits behind a stack of books, waiting for The Look. He can spot it by now. In just the past week, there was the middle-aged woman who approached with it at a foster-care event, anxious, tentative, asking to talk privately.

  • The latest scandal of Jameis Winston is a farce

    October 14, 2014

    Jameis Winston is being investigated for sexual assault, was cited for shoplifting and has been suspended for a Florida State football game after shouting explicit phrases in public.

  • Hyde: Aaron Rodgers leaves Dolphins with ugly questions

    October 12, 2014

    Sometimes the magic is on the other side. Aaron Rodgers strolled through the Green Bay locker room in old jeans and a winner's smile, oblivious to the harsh coaching questions from the losers, shrugging a who-cares when told the Dolphins knew where his winning throw was going.

  • Hyde: Time for Dolphins to start assembling their season — if it's to happen

    October 11, 2014

    The Dolphins were mediocre last year, mediocre in September and might be a mediocre team for a long time to come if they can't figure out a way to seize opportunities like Sunday.

  • Hyde: The treat that is Cameron Wake — and the goal he lacks

    October 9, 2014

    He still slips the Canadian Football League sandals on his feet each day in the Dolphins locker room as a reminder.

  • 'Cane-on-'Cane hate turning ugly

    October 8, 2014

    The first shot in this ugly Civil War? It wasn't former Miami star Philip Buchanon calling coach Al Golden "Al Folden'' on Twitter. It wasn't former lineman Joaquin Gonzalez tweeting, "I think it's time for a new (defensive) coordinator."

  • Hyde: Panthers have a fighter in Gallant

    October 7, 2014

    As a player, Gerard Gallant often picked a fight in a game's opening minutes. It became his go-to move. And the new Panthers coach had enough fights over a decade to still find former opponents at any NHL stop, starting with the Panthers, where radio voice Randy Moller says, "He bruised my nose a couple of times."

  • Miami not tough — or smart — enough against Georgia Tech

    October 4, 2014

    Play after play, Georgia Tech closed its fist and went medieval on Miami's defense. Run to the left. Run to the right. And when it wanted to get creative?

  • Dave Hyde: Can Dolphins take advantage of Patriots' crumbling kingdom?

    October 1, 2014

    Let's think about the once-upon-a-time unthinkable: What happens if Tom Brady is done being Tom Brady?

  • Tannehill looks jolly good in Dolphins' rout of Raiders

    September 28, 2014

    This is what he needed. This day. This game. This kind of performance that reminded who Ryan Tannehill can be on his good days, not just so his coach believes, but the full team believes.

  • Dolphins and London: Jolly good show or the future?

    September 28, 2014

    —– Gordon Hughes, wearing his Scottish-fashioned aqua kilt, waited 25 years and six hours on a train from Glasgow for Sunday's view. Not of Wembley Stadium before the Dophins played. Not even of Sunday's game itself.

  • It was Philbin's folly — but it's time for Tannehill to produce

    September 26, 2014

    The strangest part of this mess? It's not how Joe Philbin misplayed another small issue into something smelly. It's not that in Year 3 he keeps having to learn fundamental lessons any NFL coach already should have learned.

  • Ex-Canes coach Coker returns on business trip

    September 23, 2014

    The call comes exactly at the scheduled 2 p.m.

  • Philbin needs to find answer — and quick

    September 22, 2014

    Well, I've written many words in this space for the last 15 seasons about the Dolphins coaches who tried and lost, who came hopefully and left awfully, but if there's one common thread it's an appreciation for how coaches think.

  • The clock is ticking louder on Tannehill after this performance

    September 21, 2014

    This is a bad loss, in any month, against any team. It's just worse because the Dolphins lost by 19 points for the second consecutive week, because this offense again scored one measly touchdown and because the quarterback of the future might not be the quarterback much longer if this continues.

  • A Sunday for Ryan Tannehill to show who he is

    September 20, 2014

    We can play with emotions and grow creative with analysis, but here is the small and simple book on Ryan Tannehill on this third Sunday of his third season:

  • Jeter's exit shows the value of good news in sports

    September 18, 2014

    Derek Jeter is about to complete the most remarkable stat line: 20 seasons, nearly 2,800 games, 11,200 at-bats, 3,500 hits, five World Series titles and all class.

  • Should we fall out of love with football, America?

    September 16, 2014

    It has been unseemly to watch the NFL machine sputter, America's favorite sport bending under the righteous wrath of fans, media and now sponsors over Ray Rice punching his fiancee and Adrian Peterson beating his 4-year-old son.

  • Dolphins at their worst in beatdown by Bills

    September 14, 2014

    The next time the Dolphins wonder why people don't trust them, they should pull out the video of this 29-10 loss to Buffalo and simply hit the "play" button.

  • A day to show one lesson learned

    September 13, 2014

    In August, in preseason, in the quiet of his office, Joe Philbin said he learned a couple of lessons from 2013. One was to watch less game tape and interact more with players, which he has done to micro-change his presence inside the team.

  • Ex-Dolphin Scott Mitchell looks for life-changing rally on "The Biggest Loser"

    September 10, 2014

    One by one, Scott Mitchell watched former Dolphins hearts give out from weight and middle age. Reggie Roby, 43, died of a heart attack in 2005. T.J. Turner, 46, died of a stroke in 2009.

  • Seeing domestic violence is believing the horror

    September 8, 2014

    It's the worst sports story we have seen, literally, in a long time. And that's really Tuesday's story. Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice didn't get fired for knocking out his then-fiancee, her head smacking into an elevator handrail, her limp body dragged across the floor.

  • Dolphins look younger, hungrier in romp over Patriots

    September 7, 2014

    The theme of the day? It came before the game, before the surprise to come, when undrafted Dolphins rookie Chris McCain jogged up to New England quarterback Tom Brady in warm-ups and held out his hand.

  • Time for some answers from Dolphins

    September 6, 2014

    Well, here it is. Here is their chance. Here is the perfect Dolphins' opener to show what's different besides, as coach Joe Philbin said, "all these differences."

  • What is behind Patriots' tradition of picking up discarded Dolphins?

    September 4, 2014

    He was angry. So blessed angry. This was six games into the 2005 season and Heath Evans was just informed by phone the Dolphins cut him. But even as his blood cooked the phone rang again. New England wanted to see him.

  • Let the game begin! Pats, Dolphins scrap on waiver wire

    September 4, 2014

    He was angry. So blessed angry. This was six games into the 2005 season and Heath Evans was just informed by phone the Dolphins cut him. But even as his blood cooked the phone rang again. New England wanted to see him.

  • Don't blame UM's Kaaya — question those around him

    September 1, 2014

    LOUISVILLE — It was chance Monday night. So much chance. You want to beat a decent team on the road with a true freshman quarterback like Miami coach Al Golden did in this opener?

  • Time to see what 'Canes have — and not just Kaaya

    August 31, 2014

    For Phillip Dorsett, it was at Maryland in 2011. Night game. National television. He waited to return a punt on the first play of his college career repeating one thought.

  • Playoffs or purge for Dolphins — and either possible

    August 30, 2014

    Another year, another hope, another Dolphins season where they're good enough to get the contracts of the old coach, the new general manager and the developing quarterback extended if they assemble the good season within their reach. That means playoffs. It means nine, even 10 wins.

  • With opener next, one scout's view of Dolphins

    August 28, 2014

    There surely are more meaningless things than the fourth NFL preseason game. National rankings of high-school teams. The furor over President Obama wearing a beige suit. A bold Rex Ryan pronouncement.

  • The football story of Michael Sam

    August 27, 2014

    It's a football story playing out Thursday night in Sun Life Stadium, just another football story of a player trying to make his NFL team at a time dozens of players try to do the same across the league.

  • Self-evaluation: Philbin calls audible

    August 26, 2014

    Let's see if this helps: When Dolphins players arrived for their first meeting of training camp, the music video from the Pharrell Williams song, "Happy," was playing on the large screen typically reserved for football video.

  • Marino's return just common (and business) sense

    August 25, 2014

    Dan Marino is a Dolphins rookie again, which makes so much sense and has so much upside potential the only wonder is why it took so long to find him an official role.

  • Tannehill needs to solve deep mystery

    August 23, 2014

    OK, we didn't need to see Ryan Tannehill miss Mike Wallace deep Saturday night. Not now. Not again. Not on a Saturday night there were so many fresh Dolphins' topics trying to rise from the ambiguousness of preseason.

  • Can Stanton carry Marlins to contention?

    August 20, 2014

    Denver has Peyton Manning. Los Angeles has Clayton Kershaw. Pittsburgh has Sidney Crosby. Boston has Tom Brady. Oklahoma City has Kevin Durant. Anaheim has Mike Trout. And, yes, Cleveland has LeBron now.

  • Can Stanton carry Marlins to contention?

    August 20, 2014

    Denver has Peyton Manning. Los Angeles has Clayton Kershaw. Pittsburgh has Sidney Crosby. Boston has Tom Brady. Oklahoma City has Kevin Durant. Anaheim has Mike Trout. And, yes, Cleveland has LeBron now.

  • The refreshing story of Dolphins' Terrence Fede

    August 19, 2014

    First of all, he didn't have a college scholarship. OK? That alone makes Terrence Fede unique on the Dolphins roster. And the reason he didn't have a scholarship is equally unique.

  • Thomas' struggles keep focus on Dolphins' remade offensive line

    August 16, 2014

    Early into the second quarter Saturday night, Dolphins guard Dallas Thomas was trending on Twitter, which falls into the never-a-good-thing file for an offense lineman.

  • Can Miami become Defense U. again?

    August 15, 2014

    The torrent of numbers tumble out like a bad smell. Seventy-seventh in college football in rushing defense last season?

  • Former Dolphin Cecil Collins finds happiness after 13 years in prison

    August 13, 2014

    — There come the tears again, welling up in former Miami Dolphins running back Cecil Collins' eyes, a smile turning them back as he lists why he's so happy. There's his marriage to Elena. There's his new job with a Broward electrical company.

  • Brad Penny: 'I'm coming home'

    August 12, 2014

    Before anyone cared about Brad Penny as a baseball player, he was a kid in Marlins uniform. It was where he began. It's where he bled. It's where manager Jack McKeon yelled at him in 2003 after any loss about, "being out of shape and not working hard,'' Penny says.

  • Dolphins QBs and coaches, past and present, share steak, laughs, lessons

    August 9, 2014

    Laughs spilled. Stories flowed. Don Shula mentioned his 21 interceptions as a player, prompting Bob Griese to say, "The passing game wasn't developed back then."

  • Dolphins' offense delivers a jolt of hope

    August 8, 2014

    There it was Friday night. The speed. The misdirection. The kind of blocking from the Dolphins offense that brought a tear to your eye — no, a tear in a good way this time, folks.

  • Questions abound as Dolphins kick off preseason

    August 7, 2014

    You know what you can't do with the Dolphins? What's impossible to do? What an offseason of cultivated change and a training camp of structured optimism won't let you do as preseason kicks off Friday night in Atlanta?

  • In fourth year, time for UM's Al Golden to find some impressive wins

    August 4, 2014

    They asked Al Golden about his quarterbacks and whether the defense was better, about a shuffling of assistants and a reported suspension of a player, and he gave a clinic on how a college coach should sound.

  • Can Tannehill lift this Dolphins offense?

    August 2, 2014

    It was one play, in a small scrimmage, in what quickly will fade into a forgotten Saturday. But even in this snapshot you saw all primary hope and fear, the optimism and concern, over Ryan Tannehill this season.

  • Get over LeBron's exit, folks

    July 31, 2014

    Let it go, Pat.

  • Have Marlins learned enough as trade deadline tempts?

    July 30, 2014

    They're the surprise of July, the darlings of the National League East, and as late as Wednesday's ninth inning looked ready to sweep first-place Washington to dent even South Florida's sports consciousness.

  • Can this Dolphins O-line actually become one?

    July 29, 2014

    John Benton was asked if Shelley Smith was his starting center and said it was "unclear," and was asked if Dallas Thomas or Billy Turner were his right guard and labeled it a "competition," and then was asked if the left guard position was settled and offered a knowing half-smile.

  • Is Mike Wallace built for an expanded role?

    July 26, 2014

    Here's the dilemma: Mike Wallace is the Dolphins' best threat, the one player defenses fear, the receiver who ran open deep last year more than any Dolphin in two decades and whose role must be expanded for a scoring-challenged offense.

  • Have Dolphins at top learned to lead at all?

    July 25, 2014

    Repeat after me: It was just the first day of training camp. It was just the first day of training camp. It was just the first day of …

  • 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."

  • 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.

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