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By Peter Schmuck and Peter Schmuck,Sun Staff Correspondent | March 31, 1991
MIAMI -- For one weekend at least, Major League Baseball has come to South Florida on a major-league scale, leaving local residents to wonder whether an expansion franchise will soon follow.They showed their support for a Miami expansion team by setting an all-time spring-training attendance record for last night's game between the Baltimore Orioles and New York Yankees at Joe Robbie Stadium.The announced sellout crowd of 67,654 is the largest recorded spring-training crowd in baseball history, breaking the previous record set in 1985, when the Los Angeles Dodgers and California Angels drew 62,968 to Anaheim Stadium.
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By PHIL JACKMAN | January 27, 1995
The TV Repairman:The real meaty stuff of ABC's coverage of Super Bowl XXX minus I will come at 5 p.m. Sunday when Brent "You are looking live at Joe Robbie Stadium" Musburger and Dick Vermeil move in for "Countdown to Kickoff," a program name dating back to the days of kinescope.The network says some of the first hour of its two-hour pot-boiler leading up to the 6:18 p.m. kickoff will be devoted to "late-breaking news." Reporters who have been to scads of these grid festivals insist they can not recall anything of any consequence happening in the stadiums just prior to kickoff, aside from maybe Thurman Thomas misplacing his helmet.
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By VITO STELLINO | November 17, 1991
When the Robbie family in Miami celebrates Thanksgiving next week, it won't be a Norman Rockwell setting.Instead of carving up the turkey, they could be carving up each other.A bitter family feud among the nine children of Joe and Elizabeth Robbie has threatened the family's control of the Miami Dolphins and could lead to the club's being sold.It started when Joe Robbie died Jan. 7, 1990. His will left control of the team to three trustees -- his sons, Tim and Dan, and daughter, Janet.They infuriated their mother, Elizabeth, and their other six siblings by firing a brother, Mike, from the team's front office and selling half of Joe Robbie Stadium and 15 percent of the team to video magnate H. Wayne Huizenga, who got the expansion baseball team for Miami.
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By KEN ROSENTHAL | January 1, 1995
MIAMI -- This is the way it was meant to turn out. Joe Montana's time has passed. Dan Marino's is long overdue.It was a glorious duel for a half, but for once Montana threw the killer interception, and now they both move on.Montana, to the twilight of his career.Marino, to the AFC semifinals.Miami 27, Kansas City 17.The Dolphins saw it coming."He was a little more pumped than I've seen him -- ever," wide receiver O. J. McDuffie said of Marino."Usually, Dan is really mellow the day before the game.
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March 14, 1991
The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference will be part of college football's newest bowl game, the Knight-Ridder News Service reported last night.Joe Robbie Stadium in Miami will be named host of the Heritage Bowl after officials meet in College Park tomorrow afternoon to work out the final details, sources close to the site selection committee revealed yesterday.The inaugural Heritage Bowl, tentatively scheduled for Dec. 21, will match the champions of two predominantly black athletic conferences, the MEAC, of which Morgan State and Howard are members, and the Southwestern Athletic Conference.
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By Knight-Ridder News Service | June 15, 1993
MIAMI -- Under pressure to pay estate taxes on the sports empire built by their father, the Robbie family has signed a letter of intent to sell the Miami Dolphins and their half of Joe Robbie Stadium, sources said yesterday.The Robbies have agreed to sell the team to a group headed by investor Nelson Peltz and real-estate mogul Bruce Frey, said three people familiar with the talks.Sources said the price, which is subject to negotiation, ranges from about $140-$157 million. Peltz is an investor who recently bought control of DWG Corp.
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By Paul McMullen and Paul McMullen,Sun Staff Writer | February 19, 1994
MIAMI -- The United States began the inaugural Joe Robbie Cup last night with an all-too-familiar result.The U.S. team played the fourth draw in its past five games, as Cobi Jones' goal with less than 12 minutes remaining salvaged a 1-1 tie with Bolivia at Joe Robbie Stadium. It came after the United States revisited the defensive confusion that frequently has haunted its preparations for the 1994 World Cup.The U.S. roster for the World Cup won't be finalized until June 6. Forwards Roy Wegerle, Ernie Stewart and Eric Wynalda, and midfielders John Harkes and Tab Ramos are making a living in Europe, but the U.S. team supposedly had settled down in the back.
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November 6, 1991
Quarterback Chris Chandler, who may wind up costing Tampa Bay the top pick in next year's draft, and cornerback Wayne Haddix, the Buccaneers' only Pro-Bowl selection last season, were waived yesterday.Chandler, obtained from the Indianapolis Colts for next year's No. 1 draft pick, started three games this season and was 0-6 in 1 1/2 years a fill-in for Vinny Testaverde.The fourth-year pro was critical of both Testaverde and Coach Richard Williamson, whom Chandler felt had not given him a fair opportunity to win the starting job.The Buccaneerss are 1-8, and the draft pick former coach Ray Perkins gave up to get Chandler could turn out to be the top pick overall next spring.
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By Jim Henneman and Jim Henneman,Evening Sun Staff | April 1, 1991
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- It still needs a face lift to meet major-league standards, but reaction to Joe Robbie Stadium as a baseball facility is generally favorable.Unlike the last three years, when it was little more than makeshift playpen with a large capacity, the Miami Dolphins' home field has been transformed into a baseball configuration. The Orioles' two games with the Yankees over the weekend were preceded by visit from the National League Expansion Committee.Wayne Huizenga owns 50 percent of Joe Robbie Stadium and is spearheading the effort to bring major-league baseball to South Florida.
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By KEN ROSENTHAL | January 1, 1995
MIAMI -- This is the way it was meant to turn out. Joe Montana's time has passed. Dan Marino's is long overdue.It was a glorious duel for a half, but for once Montana threw the killer interception, and now they both move on.Montana, to the twilight of his career.Marino, to the AFC semifinals.Miami 27, Kansas City 17.The Dolphins saw it coming."He was a little more pumped than I've seen him -- ever," wide receiver O. J. McDuffie said of Marino."Usually, Dan is really mellow the day before the game.
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By Paul McMullen and Paul McMullen,Sun Staff Writer | February 21, 1994
MIAMI -- All systems aren't go for the United States' venture into the World Cup.MasterCard International last week announced that it was suing World Cup organizers for violating their sponsorship agreement. Their money has been taken, but some fans haven't received confirmation that they'll get tickets to this summer's extravaganza. A year after it was supposed to have a top-level pro league up and running, the U.S. Soccer Federation is still lining up sponsors for a venture that won't begin until 1995.
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By Paul McMullen and Paul McMullen,Sun Staff Writer | February 19, 1994
MIAMI -- The United States began the inaugural Joe Robbie Cup last night with an all-too-familiar result.The U.S. team played the fourth draw in its past five games, as Cobi Jones' goal with less than 12 minutes remaining salvaged a 1-1 tie with Bolivia at Joe Robbie Stadium. It came after the United States revisited the defensive confusion that frequently has haunted its preparations for the 1994 World Cup.The U.S. roster for the World Cup won't be finalized until June 6. Forwards Roy Wegerle, Ernie Stewart and Eric Wynalda, and midfielders John Harkes and Tab Ramos are making a living in Europe, but the U.S. team supposedly had settled down in the back.
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October 24, 1993
Team: New York JetsOwner: Leon HessBackground: Hess, 78, is a native of Asbury Park, N.J., where his father ran a fuel delivery business with two trucks. Hess left school at age 18 to drive of those trucks and eventually worked his way up to become the chairman of his own oil company, Armerada Hess Corp. He first bought a piece of the team in 1963, eventually took control from Sonny Werblin and has been the sole owner in 1984. He's considered by many to be an ideal owner who stays in the background and lets the football people run the team with virtually no interference.
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By Vito Stellino and Vito Stellino,Staff Writer | October 4, 1993
MIAMI -- The Washington Redskins haven't lost the habit of getting off to slow starts they picked up under former coach Joe Gibbs.Even though they went to four Super Bowls under Gibbs and won three of them, they spent much of his regime digging out of holes: 0-5 record in 1981, 1-3 in 1985, 0-2 in 1984 and 1989 and 2-2 in 1988 and last year.The Redskins made the playoffs only twice in those six years and lost two of their three playoff games.They've already dug themselves into a hole in coach Richie Petitbon's first year at 1-2, and it could get deeper when they play the Miami Dolphins tonight at Joe Robbie Stadium.
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By Knight-Ridder News Service | June 15, 1993
MIAMI -- Under pressure to pay estate taxes on the sports empire built by their father, the Robbie family has signed a letter of intent to sell the Miami Dolphins and their half of Joe Robbie Stadium, sources said yesterday.The Robbies have agreed to sell the team to a group headed by investor Nelson Peltz and real-estate mogul Bruce Frey, said three people familiar with the talks.Sources said the price, which is subject to negotiation, ranges from about $140-$157 million. Peltz is an investor who recently bought control of DWG Corp.
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By Ken Murray and Ken Murray,Staff Writer | January 16, 1993
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- With the benefit of hindsight, Dan Marino can appreciate now what he could not in 1984.When it comes to the NFL playoffs, take nothing for granted.That's what Marino learned in the aftermath of the Miami Dolphins' Super Bowl loss to the San Francisco 49ers eight years ago.Opportunity knocked in 1984, and the Dolphins' second-year quarterback caught the door swinging the wrong way."Back then, it seemed easy," Marino, a 10-year veteran, said yesterday in a news conference at a hotel near the Fort Lauderdale airport.
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By Vito Stellino and Vito Stellino,Staff Writer | October 4, 1993
MIAMI -- The Washington Redskins haven't lost the habit of getting off to slow starts they picked up under former coach Joe Gibbs.Even though they went to four Super Bowls under Gibbs and won three of them, they spent much of his regime digging out of holes: 0-5 record in 1981, 1-3 in 1985, 0-2 in 1984 and 1989 and 2-2 in 1988 and last year.The Redskins made the playoffs only twice in those six years and lost two of their three playoff games.They've already dug themselves into a hole in coach Richie Petitbon's first year at 1-2, and it could get deeper when they play the Miami Dolphins tonight at Joe Robbie Stadium.
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By Ken Murray and Ken Murray,Staff Writer | January 16, 1993
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- With the benefit of hindsight, Dan Marino can appreciate now what he could not in 1984.When it comes to the NFL playoffs, take nothing for granted.That's what Marino learned in the aftermath of the Miami Dolphins' Super Bowl loss to the San Francisco 49ers eight years ago.Opportunity knocked in 1984, and the Dolphins' second-year quarterback caught the door swinging the wrong way."Back then, it seemed easy," Marino, a 10-year veteran, said yesterday in a news conference at a hotel near the Fort Lauderdale airport.
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By Bill Conlin and Bill Conlin,Knight-Ridder News Service | April 5, 1992
Some good baseball news for a change: Bill White will not seek re-election when his term as National League president expires next March 31.It is good news because it means the home office for conflict of interest in sports will be leaderless for just one more year.From the April 1989 day he replaced the late Bart Giamatti, who was elevated to commissioner, White's performance has been a disaster for the league and an embarrassment to professional baseball.There was no misfeasance in office.
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By VITO STELLINO | November 17, 1991
When the Robbie family in Miami celebrates Thanksgiving next week, it won't be a Norman Rockwell setting.Instead of carving up the turkey, they could be carving up each other.A bitter family feud among the nine children of Joe and Elizabeth Robbie has threatened the family's control of the Miami Dolphins and could lead to the club's being sold.It started when Joe Robbie died Jan. 7, 1990. His will left control of the team to three trustees -- his sons, Tim and Dan, and daughter, Janet.They infuriated their mother, Elizabeth, and their other six siblings by firing a brother, Mike, from the team's front office and selling half of Joe Robbie Stadium and 15 percent of the team to video magnate H. Wayne Huizenga, who got the expansion baseball team for Miami.
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