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June 20, 1991
Wayne Huizenga has reassured major-league owners that he is prepared to put a dome on Joe Robbie Stadium if Miami's weather proves too soggy.Huizenga, who will own the National League franchise that is scheduled to debut in 1993, has told the owners he won't allow rainouts to become a chronic problem. He put that in writing last week in a letter to National League president Bill White.However, Tim Robbie, who owns 50 percent of the stadium, said that he never heard of the letter.Huizenga declined to comment.
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By From Sun news services | December 29, 2008
Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (right) gave the playoff-bound Pittsburgh Steelers a major scare by suffering a concussion during yesterday's game, an essentially meaningless 31-0 victory over the embarrassed Browns. Roethlisberger, who was expected to play a half to stay sharp before a two-week break, lay on the turf for nearly 15 minutes after being leveled by Willie McGinest and D'Qwell Jackson (Maryland) while passing late in the second quarter. Despite the long delay, Roethlisberger's teammates did not react as if he had been seriously hurt and the quarterback flashed a thumbs-up while being driven off the field.
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By Vito Stellino and Vito Stellino,Sun Staff Writer | March 22, 1994
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Will H. Wayne Huizenga open the door to the NFL for Peter G. Angelos?That could turn out to be a result of the attempt by Huizenga, the owner of the Florida Panthers and Marlins, to buy the Miami Dolphins from the Robbie family.To approve the sale of the Dolphins to Huizenga, the NFL owners must pass resolution G-3, which would allow an owner to own more than one major-league team in the same city. NFL owners currently aren't allowed to own teams in other sports.It just happens that the team sponsoring the resolution is the Los Angeles Rams.
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By DAVID STEELE | January 4, 2007
The funniest part about Nick Saban's departure from the NFL to coach at Alabama yesterday, was when Miami Dolphins owner Wayne Huizenga made the official announcement and then asked the assembled media for their input on the next step his team should take. Huizenga, of course, made that request two years too late. Anyone who follows this sort of thing closely would have told him: "Don't hire Nick Saban. You'll only get your feelings hurt later." Saban might as well have ridden into the NFL on a boomerang.
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By Joe Lapointe and Joe Lapointe,New York Times News Service | December 11, 1992
PALM BEACH, Fla. -- The NHL voted unanimously yesterda to expand to Miami and Anaheim, Calif., a bold move for a sport that only months ago was in such disarray that its players went on strike for the first time and its longtime president was forced to resign.At an upbeat news conference that featured a podium decorated with stuffed dolls of Mickey Mouse holding a videotape of hockey highlights, the new and high-profile owners were introduced.The Anaheim team will be owned by the Walt Disney Co., which operates amusement parks and movie studios.
BUSINESS
By Knight-Ridder News Service | December 10, 1994
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- H. Wayne Huizenga's dream of a sports and entertainment complex on the edge of the Everglades has died, the victim of his decision to sell Blockbuster Entertainment earlier this year.The company that bought Blockbuster in September for $8 billion decided this week to kill the mega-development known as Blockbuster Park.Blockbuster's parent company, Viacom Inc., didn't want to build the project -- not in the way Blockbuster and Mr. Huizenga did."There are only so many things one company can do," Mr. Huizenga said.
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By Vito Stellino and Vito Stellino,Sun Staff Writer | December 1, 1994
There's always been an uneasy alliance between football and medicine.Medical care is important for a football team because the players suffer so many injuries in this violent sport. The better treatment they get, the faster they can get back on the field.The problem is, when it comes to declaring an injured player fit for the field, there's often a fine line between what's best for the team and what's best for the player.How that line is often crossed is examined in a searing book by Dr. Rob Huizenga titled, "You're Okay, It's Just a Bruise."
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By Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel | June 20, 1991
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- If Wayne Huizenga plans to put a dome on Joe Robbie Stadium, his partner doesn't know anything about it.Tim Robbie, who owns 50 percent of the stadium, said yesterday he never heard of a letter, sent by Huizenga to National League president Bill White, that stated a roof would be added to JRS if rainouts became a chronic problem.Nor did he expect to talk with Huizenga, the would-be owner of Florida's franchise, about the issue."This hasn't been discussed," he said.
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By Michael Cunningham and Michael Cunningham,SOUTH FLORIDA SUN-SENTINEL | February 4, 2004
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Dan Marino's tenure as the Miami Dolphins' top football executive ended before it really started. Marino, who accepted a job as senior vice president of football operations three weeks ago and was to begin next week, surprised team owner H. Wayne Huizenga yesterday by telling him he would not rejoin the organization he led as a quarterback for 17 seasons. In a statement released by the team, Marino said he wasn't prepared to make the "significant lifestyle change" that the position would require for him and his family, which includes six children.
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By Mark Hyman and Mark Hyman,Sun Staff Writer | March 22, 1994
Former Orioles president Larry Lucchino, who guided the club's planning of Camden Yards, is reviving that role in South Florida.Lucchino began work last week as a part-time consultant to Florida Marlins owner H. Wayne Huizenga. Lucchino will assist in the development of a baseball stadium for the Marlins and a proposed arena for another Huizenga-owned sports franchise, the NHL's Florida Panthers."I have a pretty keen interest in sports facilities," Lucchino said yesterday. "There are some things from our experiences in Baltimore that I think can be quite useful."
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December 6, 2005
Roger Clemens hasn't decided whether he will pitch next season, again leaving the Houston Astros in a bind as they plan for 2006. "Today, he would retire if he had to make the decision," Clemens' agent, Randy Hendricks, said. Hendricks added that the seven-time Cy Young Award winner, who hobbled off the mound after only two innings in Game 2 of the World Series against the Chicago White Sox because of a strained left hamstring, probably won't make a decision until late January or early February.
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By Alex Marvez and Craig Barnes and Alex Marvez and Craig Barnes,SOUTH FLORIDA SUN-SENTINEL | November 9, 2004
MIAMI - Dave Wannstedt will resign as Miami Dolphins head coach today amid his team's 1-8 season, two NFL sources said. Dolphins owner H. Wayne Huizenga met late yesterday afternoon with Wannstedt at team headquarters in Davie, Fla. Huizenga hired Wannstedt in January 2000 to replace the retiring Jimmy Johnson. Wannstedt could not be reached for comment despite several attempts by telephone. Defensive coordinator Jim Bates will serve as Wannstedt's interim replacement, the sources said.
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By Michael Cunningham and Michael Cunningham,SOUTH FLORIDA SUN-SENTINEL | February 4, 2004
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Dan Marino's tenure as the Miami Dolphins' top football executive ended before it really started. Marino, who accepted a job as senior vice president of football operations three weeks ago and was to begin next week, surprised team owner H. Wayne Huizenga yesterday by telling him he would not rejoin the organization he led as a quarterback for 17 seasons. In a statement released by the team, Marino said he wasn't prepared to make the "significant lifestyle change" that the position would require for him and his family, which includes six children.
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By Ken Murray and Ken Murray,SUN STAFF | January 13, 2004
Dan Marino couldn't scratch his competitive itch in the TV studio, so the retired quarterback great will rejoin the Miami Dolphins as senior vice president of football operations, the team announced yesterday. Marino will chase the Super Bowl championship that eluded him as a player in the team's No. 2 management position under owner H. Wayne Huizenga. "I want to do whatever I can and whatever is necessary to help this team get back to where we need to be, to win a championship that I never won," he said during a news conference.
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By BLOOMBERG NEWS | August 3, 1999
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- AutoNation Inc., the largest U.S. car retailer, said yesterday that it may sell or spin off its auto rental unit as Chairman H. Wayne Huizenga struggles to boost its lagging shares.President and Chief Operating Officer John H. Costello resigned after seven months in the job to pursue online ventures. The stock has fallen 28 percent in 52 weeks, and the plan to shed the unit that includes National Car Rental and Alamo Rent-A-Car advanced the shares just 31.25 cents, to $15.25, in trading yesterday.
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By Peter Schmuck and Peter Schmuck,SUN STAFF | August 16, 1998
Florida Marlins fans have had to suffer through the painful downsizing of last year's world championship team. Now, there appears to be a chance that their suffering will soon be over, if only owner Wayne Huizenga will agree to sell the club to Boca Raton, Fla., billionaire John W. Henry.Henry has offered Huizenga $150 million for the team, which is less than his $169 million asking price, but a lot more than the Minnesota Twins and Kansas City Royals are selling for under similar circumstances.
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By Knight-Ridder News Service | April 20, 1993
MIAMI -- The name of H. Wayne Huizenga's hockey franchise was unveiled yesterday.The Florida Panthers may not have the same ring as Miami Ice, but it could go a long way toward publicizing the plight of one of the most endangered animals."
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By BLOOMBERG NEWS | August 3, 1999
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- AutoNation Inc., the largest U.S. car retailer, said yesterday that it may sell or spin off its auto rental unit as Chairman H. Wayne Huizenga struggles to boost its lagging shares.President and Chief Operating Officer John H. Costello resigned after seven months in the job to pursue online ventures. The stock has fallen 28 percent in 52 weeks, and the plan to shed the unit that includes National Car Rental and Alamo Rent-A-Car advanced the shares just 31.25 cents, to $15.25, in trading yesterday.
SPORTS
July 21, 1998
Quote: "I've told our scouts that the next one who tells us some kid has McGwire-like power gets fired immediately. Nobody else has McGwire-like power." -- Reds general manager Jim Bowden, on Cardinals' Mark McGwire.It's a fact: Marlins reliever Matt Mantei had recorded 10 consecutive outs by strikeout before the Brewers' Jose Valentin grounded out in the eighth inning last night.Who's hot: Braves third baseman Chipper Jones is hitting .463 (25-for-54) this month with eight home runs and 15 RBIs.
NEWS
October 30, 1997
The New York Times said in an editorial Oct. 28:There was something unsettling about this year's World Series, and it arises from the nagging thought that the Florida Marlins, who seemed to come from nowhere to win in a riveting seventh game, may dissolve as quickly as they were put together.This is the age of impermanence in baseball, when free-agent players and free-market owners make it almost impossible to keep a team together. The Marlins are the apotheosis of the modern team, a transitory coalition cobbled together with shopping-spree logic.
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