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Kim Ng becomes MLB’s first female GM in joining Miami Marlins

Kim Ng becomes MLB’s first female GM in joining Miami Marlins

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Nov. 13 (UPI) -- The Miami Marlins hired Kim Ng as general manager Friday, making her the first woman to hold the position in Major League Baseball history. Ng comes to the Marlins after nine years as senior vice president of baseball operations for MLB. Advertisement She replaces outgoing Marlins general manager Michael Hill, whose contract wasn't renewed at the end of the 2020 season. Hill has interviewed for the New York Mets' open general manager position. "I entered Major League Baseball as an intern and, after decades of determination, it is the honor of my career to lead the Miami Marlins as their next general manager," Ng said in a statement. "We are building for the long term in South Florida, developing a forward-thinking, collaborative, creative baseball operation made up of i...
NBA Finals: LeBron, Los Angeles Lakers beat Miami Heat for 2-0 series lead

NBA Finals: LeBron, Los Angeles Lakers beat Miami Heat for 2-0 series lead

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Oct. 2 (UPI) -- LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers beat the short-handed Miami Heat 124-114 on Friday night to grab a 2-0 series lead in the NBA Finals. James came close to a triple-double with 33 points, nine assists and nine rebounds and Anthony Davis sank 14 of his first 15 shots en route to 32 points to move the Lakers halfway to their first championship since 2010. Advertisement The Lakers -- wearing the Kobe Bryant-inspired "Black Mamba" uniforms -- shot 51% from the field and took a season-high 47 3-pointers to counter the Heat's zone defense. Los Angeles improved to 4-0 in the postseason when wearing the all-black uniforms, one of the many tributes to the Lakers legend who died in a January helicopter crash. "This is what it's all about," James said. "We're thinking about the...
Miami Dolphins to allow 13,000 fans, require masks at Hard Rock Stadium

Miami Dolphins to allow 13,000 fans, require masks at Hard Rock Stadium

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Aug. 24 (UPI) -- The Miami Dolphins announced Monday that they will allow a maximum of 13,000 fans for their first home game this season at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla. Fans will be required to wear masks when not drinking or eating. The announcement comes after the Kansas City Chiefs announced last week they will allow about 16,000 fans for the first game of the NFL season Sept. 10 in Kansas City, Mo. Advertisement The Dolphins will host the Buffalo Bills in their first regular-season home game Sept. 20. As of Monday morning, the Chiefs and Dolphins were the only NFL teams to announce allowing a specific number of fans at their first home games this season amid the coronavirus pandemic. Hard Rock Stadium also serves as the home stadium for the University of Miami football te...
Miami Dolphins rookie QB Tua Tagovailoa to wear No. 1

Miami Dolphins rookie QB Tua Tagovailoa to wear No. 1

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May 5 (UPI) -- Miami Dolphins rookie Tua Tagovailoa will wear No. 1 this season, becoming the first quarterback in franchise history to don that jersey number. Tagovailoa, the No. 5 overall pick in last month's NFL Draft, wore No. 13 while playing at Alabama. He also wore that number while playing at Saint Louis School in Honolulu. But Tagovailoa was unable to wear No. 13 for the Dolphins. The franchise retired the number in honor of Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Dan Marino, who played for Miami from 1983 through 1999 and retired as the league's career leader in passing yards and touchdown passes. Marino's No. 13 is one of three numbers retired by the franchise. The others are quarterback Bob Griese's No. 12 and the No. 39 of running back Larry Csonka. After the Dolphins announc...