1:13 PM EDT, Mon April 24, 2017
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With the 22nd pick, the Miami Dolphins select ...

The consensus is the Dolphins will take a defensive end with their top pick in the first round of the NFL Draft on Thursday night.
3 hours ago

Hyde5: With the 22nd pick, I have the Dolphins draft ...

He rushes the passer. He defends the run. He plays hard. He’s still developing. He’s inexpensive at a impact position of mounting expense and impact. Defensive end Taco Charlton is at a position of desperate Dolphins need, too, if you’re in the visionary business of building a team and not just...
7 hours ago

Omar Kelly ranks the top 25 prospects in the NFL draft

Miami Dolphins beat writer Omar Kelly look at the best players this NFL draft class has to offer.
13 hours ago

Father of former FSU receiver Travis Rudolph dies

Former Florida State receiver Travis Rudolph’s father, Darryl, died over the weekend. Darryl Rudolph’s age and time of death are not known at this time. ESPN West Palm, a radio affiliate in the West Palm Beach area, first reported late Sunday night that Darryl Rudolph died after being shot while...
15 hours ago

Don Mattingly on Marlins' win Sunday, series win over Padres

Miami Marlins manager Don Mattingly discusses the team's 7-3 win Sunday and series victory over the San Diego Padres.
16 hours ago

David Phelps straightens out, or at least starts to, with clean inning vs. Padres

David Phelps threw only 11 pitches Sunday afternoon, contributing his first perfect appearance out of nine this season, but he was most impressed with one in particular: a 1-0 fastball in to San Diego power threat Austin Hedges. “If I’m trying to get guys out away, I have to throw them something...
17 hours ago

Justin Bour's big blast helps Marlins to 7-3 and series win over Padres

Justin Bour’s slow start toward first base and subsequent bat flip — restrained, but existent — said all that needed to be said. That one felt good. The home run from Bour, a line-drive no-doubter to right field, was the biggest in a series of blow in the Marlins’ six-run sixth inning against the...
21 hours ago

Dolphins need defensive help, and this year's draft offers plenty

Stopping the run was a major issue for the Miami Dolphins last season. They ranked 30th in the 32-team NFL in run defense (allowing 140.4 yards per game). That might lead some to think front seven defensive players, and possibly defensive players overall, would be the Dolphins’ focus in this week’s...
Apr 22, 2017

Dan Straily has career night in Marlins' extra-innings win over Padres

When Ichiro Suzuki stepped to the plate in the top of the eighth inning Saturday night, the Petco Park crowd cheered in delight at seeing the future Hall of Famer in action in person. Forgive the San Diego Padres in the dugout and on the field if they, too, cheered the moment. Ichiro pinch-hitting...
Apr 22, 2017

Preview: Marlins vs. Padres, Sunday, 4:40 p.m.

Marlins vs. Padres When/where: 4:40 p.m., Petco Park, San Diego On the air TV: FSF; Radio: 940-AM, 710-AM (Spanish) On the mound RHP Tom Koehler (5.40 ERA, 1.60 WHIP) vs. RHP Luis Perdomo (8.44, 1.50): Koehler has averaged five innings in his first three starts, about one out per game fewer than...
Apr 22, 2017

Former Marlins pitcher Brad Hand blossoms in consistent role with Padres

Friday night with a win nearly secured, the San Diego Padres called on their most reliable and most effective reliever: left-hander Brad Hand. Yes, the same Brad Hand who spent a half-decade bouncing between the Marlins’ majors and minors, bullpen and rotation, putting up largely mediocre numbers...
Apr 22, 2017

Alabama QB Jalen Hurts recaps A-Day spring game

Quarterback Jalen Hurts recaps his adjustment to a new offensive coordinator and his offseason motivation after Alabama's A-day spring scrimmage.  
Apr 22, 2017

Nick Saban after Alabama A-Day: 'We're not an elite team'

Alabama coach Nick Saban speaks to media after spring game on Saturday, April 22, 2017.
Apr 22, 2017

Alabama adjusting to new offense, life after national title loss to Clemson

Nick Saban has said he’ll never forget the heartbreaking fashion Alabama fell to Clemson in the national championship last season. Alabama sophomore quarterback Jalen Hurts, on the other hands, wants the memory to be a daily reminder. The screensaver on Hurts’ iPhone is a photo of Clemson celebrating...
Apr 22, 2017

Apparently, Dolphins might be wise to draft a guard in the first round

Miami Dolphins legend Larry Little, a Hall of Fame guard, is admittedly biased on the subject of drafting a guard in the first round. But he seems to have sound reasoning. “I know there’s a lot of emphasis put on left tackle nowadays,” he said before posing a question. “Which is the quickest way...