Sideline, Season 3 Episode 9

Sideline returns for its ninth show of 2024. This past weekend, the Miami Open kicked off and Inter Miami showed up in Washington DC without star Lionel Messi. The Heat swept its series against the Pistons, the Panthers fell into a two-game skid, and FIU basketball wrapped up its season in the Conference USA tournament. 

The Miami Open cranked up yesterday in Hard Rock Stadium with the start of the qualifiers. Sideline was in Miami Gardens to preview the week of action before the beginning of the first round on Wednesday. 

Inter Miami managed to squeeze out a win against D.C United on Saturday. Luis Suarez led the way with two goals in a 3-1 victory. Sideline was on the pitch in the nation’s capital.

The Heat turned its losing streak into a winning one over the weekend in Detroit. Duncan Robinson was the star of the weekend in the state of his alma mater. He became the fastest player to reach 1,000 threes made in NBA history behind a 30-point outing in Miami’s 104-101 win yesterday. 

The Panthers returned on Saturday to Florida after a 4-0 loss to the Hurricanes to face Tampa Bay. The Lightning redeemed their blowout loss to the Panthers in February with a 5-3 win.

Both the FIU men’s and women’s basketball team’s were bounced out in the quarterfinals of their respective Conference USA tournaments. Arturo Dean’s late-game heroics led the men’s squad past the qualifying matchup versus Jacksonville State, but they fell to #1 Sam Houston. The surprise of the weekend was the third-seeded women’s team being upset by #6 New Mexico State in a gritty 63-58 affair. 

Esteban Rodriguez is a sophomore majoring in TV/Broadcast media. He is a producer for Caplin News and FIU's Sports show, Sideline. He hopes to pursue this path of producing for Sports Networks and/or Hollywood in the Film Industry.


Anthony Milian is a junior at Florida International University majoring in Digital Broadcasting. He enjoys watching and analyzing sports, reading and learning more about sports history, and spending time with his family and friends

Anthony Cruz is a freshmen majoring in Digital Media and Communications. He hopes to pursue a career in sports broadcasting.

Writing allows me to express myself through stories and scripts. I have a deep passion for sports and the community.

Carlton is a Digital Broadcasting student and intends to pursue a career in journalism. Born and raised in Broward County, he hopes to combine his passion for this community and storytelling to deliver news, insights, and perspectives to the people of South Florida.

Zeth Leon is of Cuban descent. He is currently a Junior at FIU majoring in Digital Communications and Media with a concentration in digital broadcasting. After graduation, he plans to incorporate his love for sports into his work by becoming a play-by-play commentator or talk show host for a sports network.

Kimora Miller is a senior seeking a bachelor’s degree in public relations, advertising, and applied communications at FIU. Her current interests involve sports entertainment, social media, collegiate dance, and on-air interviews.

Pablo Hernandez was born in Cuba and raised in Miami, Florida. He has a huge love for sports and aspires to be a sports analyst on television in the future.

Kenneth Bueno is a junior majoring in the Digital Broadcasting field. He is a sim racing commentator for Podium eSports and aims to apply his love for sports into the sports broadcasting industry after graduating.