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Wings for Life World Run to benefit spinal cord research
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Wings for Life World Run to benefit spinal cord research

For Brooke Thabit, the ocean has always been her natural habitat. The Stuart, Fla., native was a team rider for the local Ohana Surf Shop until a misjudged dive off a pier changed her life forever. On impact, Thabit fractured her neck and immediately suffered paralysis. After emergency surgery she has slowly regained limited restoration…

Focus on Fitness: Farmers Markets in the 305
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Focus on Fitness: Farmers Markets in the 305

Eating fresh and local doesn’t have to break the bank or take you outside of your zip code. Here are five Miami-Dade farmers’ markets that are definitely worth a visit. 1. Miami Beach Botanical Garden Market From Jan. 8 through April 16, visitors to the Miami Beach Botanical Garden can find a wealth of local…

The new crop of Hurricanes
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The new crop of Hurricanes

Once a year, the fax machine returns to glory on National Signing Day. Wednesday was the first at Miami in several years that was untainted by clouds of NCAA madness. In other words, the coaches were in total control. “Man, that felt good” said Al Golden, meaning he could finally talk about all that the…

Focus on Fitness: Earndit.com Fitness Rewards
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Focus on Fitness: Earndit.com Fitness Rewards

We all know exercise is good for the body, as well as the mind and soul. Just the physical activity itself, whether you’re a runner, cyclist, swimmer or a gym rat, you know what I’m talking about. The reward of a workout that kicked your butt, left you gasping for breath, muscles burning, that glistening…

No. 18 Duke handles Miami in conference clash
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No. 18 Duke handles Miami in conference clash

Despite a star-studded crowd and the electric anticipation of Duke’s return to Coral Gables, the Miami Hurricanes were no match for the No. 18 Blue Devils during Wednesday’s 67-46 loss. ESPN’s Dick Vitale, NBA stars Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, James Jones and Shane Battier were among 7,972 fans in a near sellout at…

Miami’s seniors hit the field for final home game
Football, Sports

Miami’s seniors hit the field for final home game

At noon Saturday, the Miami Hurricanes (7-3, 3-3 ACC) will kick off at Sun Life Stadium for the final time this season against the Virginia Cavaliers (2-8, 0-6 ACC). Despite the heartbreak of three consecutive losses, this game is not about the rankings or national media attention, but rather a celebration of 26 Hurricanes marching…

Hokies outplay Hurricanes through storm
Football, Sports

Hokies outplay Hurricanes through storm

  In the dismal rain, the Miami Hurricanes (No. 24 AP as of Sunday) failed to preserve their perfect home record and fell to the Virginia Tech Hokies, 42-24. With Saturday’s loss, the Hurricanes drop to 7-2 overall, 3-2 in the ACC and squandered their best chance to clinch the Coastal Division title. The game…

Golden optimistic Miami can adjust without Johnson
Football, Sports

Golden optimistic Miami can adjust without Johnson

Miami is prepping for another showdown, but it’s missing a deadly weapon – the injured Duke Johnson. On Saturday, the No. 11 Hurricanes (7-1, 3-1 ACC) take on Virginia Tech (6-3, 3-2 ACC) at Sun Life Stadium in a matchup that has created several memorable moments over the years. Miami leads the overall series 18-12,…

Not just for kicks
Football, Sports

Not just for kicks

The fabled game is nearly upon us. From Coral Gables, Fla., to Tallahassee, Fla., tensions are high as No. 7 Miami heads north for the annual rivalry matchup with the No. 3 Florida State Seminoles. And now, the stakes are especially high. Both teams bring unblemished 7-0 records to the contest. In ACC play, Miami…

Free of uncertainty, Canes host Wake Forest Saturday
Football, Sports

Free of uncertainty, Canes host Wake Forest Saturday

The moment of truth came and went. After nearly three years of investigation and deliberation, the Hurricanes are free to resume their pursuit of a championship as no further bowl bans were imposed on the program. The University of Miami football team will relinquish nine scholarships over a three-year period while the men’s basketball team…

Halloween Road Races
Blogs, Focus on Fitness

Halloween Road Races

Before you down that plastic pumpkin of candy or head to the Grove for a not-so-sober Halloween, sign yourself up for a fun race! 1. 2013 Halloween Spooktacular 5k Saturday, Oct. 26, TY Park, Hollywood, FL Runners of all abilities are invited to this event. The 5k Run/Walk kicks off at 7:15 a.m. followed by the…

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Personal trainers offer free weight lifting class

If your answer to “Do you even lift bro?” is a confused and or terrified facial expression, your saving grace is just around the corner. Personal trainers are offering free weight lifting classes at the University of Miami Herbert Wellness Center. Originally geared towards females and freshmen, the class now targets anyone looking for clarification…

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