Sideline: Sharks debut in rugby as Heat, Panthers roll

Sideline returns for its seventh show of 2024. The Panthers and Heat remained red hot as they looked to finish their respective seasons on a high note. And Inter Miami continued its impressive start to the 2024 campaign. 

The Miami Sharks made their professional debut for the MLR at home on Sunday against the Chicago Hounds. The Sharks’ first bout went without a hitch, as they easily handled the Hounds in a 10-3 victory

It was a race of innovation. The Dutch Drone Gods showcased their newly designed drone in a competition against world champion Formula 1 driver Max Verstappen. The flying device held its own with Verstappen, keeping up with him for the majority of the race

On the ice, the Panthers dominated the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday in a 4-0 win. All eyes are on the cats as they look determined to redeem last year’s loss in the Stanley Cup.

The Heat’s long flight back home from the West Coast did not stop the team from beginning its current homestand on the right note. A 37-point outing from Jimmy Butler propelled the Heat over the Utah Jazz on Saturday for the team’s sixth win in the last seven games. The final score was 126-120. 

Inter Miami now stands atop the Eastern Conference after a 5-0 win over Orlando City on Saturday. Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez both scored two goals. 

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

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

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

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.

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.