Miami used the No. 13 overall pick in the 2018 MLB Draft to select left-handed outfielder Connor Scott from Tampa Plant High School.
After the team drafted versatile Alabama All-American defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick in the first round of this year’s draft, the club announced Friday that it had signed cornerback Bobby McCain to a four-year contract extension.
The fraternity of NFL players from South Florida grew again this past week after the 2018 NFL Draft. Of the 256 players that heard their names called over the three-day event, nine – or about 3 percent – played their high school football in South Florida.
Instead of adding a young defensive lineman through last week’s NFL Draft, the Miami Dolphins added some much-needed depth along its defensive front – netting defensive tackle Akeem Spence from the Detroit Lions for a 2019 conditional seventh-round pick.
Perhaps fueled by the fact it has to contend with Tom Brady twice a year, Miami elected to select versatile Alabama defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick with the 11th overall pick in the first round of the NFL Draft Thursday night.
The newly released MC joined the raucous sell-out crowd that watched the 76ers’ two young stars Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons lead Philadelphia to a 104-91 series-clinching win over the Miami Heat.
The NFL announced full team schedules late Thursday, including the Dolphins’ 16-game slate for the 2018-19 season.
Joel Embiid’s playoff debut was a smashing success for Philadelphia, the All-Star center returned from a 10-game absence by scoring 23 points, including a personal 7-0 run down the stretch that iced the game, leading the Sixers to a 128-108 win over the host Miami Heat Thursday night.
Dwyane Wade turned in a vintage performance, scoring 28 points to end the 76ers’ 17-game winning streak and lead the Miami Heat to a 113-103 Game 2 win over Philadelphia on Monday night and even the first-round playoff series 1-1.
Kelly Olynyk scored 19 points, including 15 on five 3-pointers when Miami took the lead for good in the second period, and the Heat defeated the Atlanta Hawks 115-86 Wednesday night, capping a sweep of back-to-back games between Southeast Division rivals.