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De'Veon Smith: Miami Dolphins promote RB, waive Rey Maualuga

De'Veon Smith: Miami Dolphins promote RB, waive Rey Maualuga

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Nov. 18 (UPI) -- The Miami Dolphins have promoted practice squad running back De'Veon Smith.Miami also waived linebacker Rey Maualuga. The Dolphins announced the moves Saturday.Smith, 23, signed with the Dolphins on May 5 as an undrafted college free agent. The 5 foot 11, 221 pound running back had 35 yards on 12 carries this preseason for the Dolphins. The University of Michigan product had 2,235 yards and 22 touchdowns on 495 carries during his four-year tenure with the Wolverines.Maualuga, 30, entered the NFL as a second round pick by the Cincinnati Bengals in the 2009 NFL Draft. The 6 foot 1, 254 pound defender joined the Dolphins on Aug. 19. Maualuga had 23 tackles in six games this season. He started four games for the Dolphins.After Jay Ajayi's trade to the Philadelphia Eagles on Oc...
Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers maul Miami Dolphins

Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers maul Miami Dolphins

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Cam Newton threw four touchdown passes and the Carolina Panthers pounded the Miami Dolphins in a 45-21 victory on Monday night at Bank of America Stadium. The Panthers (7-3) scored 21 points in just more than eight minutes spanning both halves. That helped Carolina to a season-high point total against the NFL's lowest-scoring team. Newton was 21 of 35 for 254 yards. He also rushed for 95 yards on five carries, including a 69-yard burst in the third quarter. Carolina's 548 total yards marked a franchise record. Panthers rookie running back Christian McCaffrey scored on a run and a reception and wide receiver Devin Funchess caught two touchdown passes, the last a 32-yarder from Newton with 8:20 remaining. Running back Jonathan Stewart picked up a season-high 110 rushing ya...
Whales, dolphins form 'human-like' societies and cultures, scientists say

Whales, dolphins form 'human-like' societies and cultures, scientists say

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Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Whale and dolphin societies are rich, complex and remarkably "human-like," scientists argue in a new paper published this week in the journal Nature Ecology & Evolution.As detailed in the new paper, the social lives of whales and dolphins check many of the same boxes that make human societies so unique. They live among family and friends in closely knit groups. They form complex relationships across their social groups. They talk to each other and develop and even develop regional dialects."As humans, our ability to socially interact and cultivate relationships has allowed us to colonize almost every ecosystem and environment on the planet," Susanne Shultz, an evolutionary biologist at the University of Manchester in England, said in a news release. "We know whales and...
Vaquita porpoise: Dolphins deployed to save rare species

Vaquita porpoise: Dolphins deployed to save rare species

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Mexico's government says it plans to use dolphins trained by the US Navy to try to save the world's most endangered marine species, the vaquita porpoise. Environment Minister Rafael Pacchiano said that the dolphins would be deployed to locate and herd vaquitas into a marine refuge. Mexico also permanently banned fishing nets blamed for the vaquitas' decline.Scientists estimate that fewer than 40 of the mammals are still alive in their habitat, in the Gulf of California. Mr Pacchiano said the dolphin project would begin in September."We've spent the past year working alongside the US Navy with a group of dolphins they had trained to search for missing scuba divers," he told Formula radio."We've been training them to locate the vaquitas."We have to guarantee we capture the largest possible n...