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Patriots visit to the White House overshadowed by player absences

Patriots visit to the White House overshadowed by player absences

Annette Gonzalez, Staff Writer
April 20, 2017
Filed under Sports, Top Stories, U.S.A

On Tuesday, April 19, 2017, 34 of the 68 invited Patriots players showed up to the annual visit to the White House to celebrate the winning team’s victory in the Super Bowl. The act of skipping out on the presidential visit in sports is one that goes back decades, with Larry Bird skipping out on meet...

Aaron Hernandez: latest details surrounding his death Wednesday

Aaron Hernandez: latest details surrounding his death Wednesday

Benjamin Spiegelman, Sports Editor
April 20, 2017
Filed under Sports, Top Stories, U.S.A

Former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was pronounced dead after he was found hanging by his bed sheets yesterday morning. Hernandez, a former All-American when he played at the University of Florida, was a part of the BCS National Championship with teammates Tim Tebow, Percy Harvin and Mike ...

FACEOFF: Is Jose Fernandez sculpture justified?

FACEOFF: Is Jose Fernandez sculpture justified?

Thomas Martinez and Benjamin Spiegelman
April 14, 2017
Filed under Editorial, Sports, Top Stories

Intro: The Miami Marlins earlier this week announced plans to build a nine to ten foot tall statue in front of their ballpark to remember recently fallen pitcher José Fernández. They already wear a number 16 patch to honor his jersey number, left his locker the way he left it and plan to retire his...

From a game to a business

From a game to a business

Blake Rubenstein, Business Manager
March 27, 2017
Filed under Sports, Top Stories, U.S.A

The Oakland Raiders, after going 12-4 during the 2016 regular season, made the playoffs for the first time in 14 years, losing to the Houston Texans in the wild card round. Giving the fans reason for hope for the first time in a long time, the Raiders were beginning to make some noise as a Super Bowl...

Panthers baseball maintains high expectations, high hopes

Panthers baseball maintains high expectations, high hopes

Benjamin Spiegelman, Sports Editor
March 21, 2017
Filed under Palmetto, Sports, Top Stories

The Palmetto varsity baseball team is number one. So far. The Panthers, an already experienced and senior-laden team with hopes of going deep into the season and possibly even making it to states, are ranked the number one team in Miami-Dade County currently, also number five in the state. After defeat...

Heat’s unbelievable turnaround continues

Heat’s unbelievable turnaround continues

Benjamin Spiegelman, Sports Editor
March 9, 2017
Filed under Miami, Sports, Top Stories

With the season coming to a close, the Miami Heat are on the verge of a playoff berth but still need to close out on a high note. Currently, the Heat are a half of a game back from the playoffs behind the Chicago Bulls, where Heat legend Dwyane Wade currently plays with Jimmy Butler. The Heat will pla...

A preview of the Heat’s second half

A preview of the Heat’s second half

Benjamin Spiegelman, Sports Editor
February 24, 2017
Filed under Sports, Top Stories, U.S.A

Wow: the one word that describes the Miami Heat’s season thus far. Going into this season, the Heat lost the face of our franchise, otherwise known as Dwayne Wade. Controversy ensued as to who was at fault for his departure. Wade claimed that the Heat as an organization disrespected him while the Pat ...

Panthers basketball wins thriller and keeps dream season alive

Panthers basketball wins thriller and keeps dream season alive

Mia Zaldivar, Design Editor
February 17, 2017
Filed under Palmetto, Sports, Top Stories

On February 16 at nine p.m., Palmetto’s varsity boys basketball team defeated the Coral Gables Cavaliers in triple overtime on McKinney court. The fretful match began at 7 p.m.; tickets were sold for seven dollars and lines extending outside the gymnasium filled with eager fans waiting to enter. Th...

ICYMI: Panthers are District Champions in basketball

Jenna Bondy, Design Editor
February 13, 2017
Filed under Palmetto, Sports, Top Stories

After several years of defeat, the boys basketball team, one previously labeled as a weak team, has gained the title of district champions along with a winning streak of 19 games out of 27.  Many of the players say that this season has been the best in a while. “The team has been far more talented and t...

Day 8: Outlining the relationship between domestic violence and sports

Day 8: Outlining the relationship between domestic violence and sports

Benjamin Spiegelman, Sports Editor
February 8, 2017
Filed under Sports, Top Stories

Violence in the sporting world is a never-ending issue. Not only in sports, but in daily life, violence always has a presence. There are many instances where a professional athlete will be caught abusing another individual, causing the player’s league to be called into question regarding how they wil...

Super(b) commercials from The Big Game

Super(b) commercials from The Big Game

Remy Farkas, Editor-in-Chief of The Panther
February 6, 2017
Filed under Sports, Top Stories

30 seconds at a time, for $5 million, the Super Bowl is not only the most important day for football, but also the most important day for advertisements. Nearly 111.3 million people watched the Super Bowl last night and many major companies treat the event as the perfect time to present their products....

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