Tim Elfrink is an award-winning investigative reporter and managing editor of Miami New Times. In 2013, he broke the story of the Biogenesis steroid scandal, which became the biggest doping case in U.S. professional sports history. His series of stories on the Biogenesis case won the George Polk Award and was a finalist for the Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting. He's the co-author of Blood Sport: Alex Rodriguez and the Quest to End Baseball's Steroid Era, which was published by Penguin in 2014. Prior to moving to Miami in 2008, Tim began his career on the military beat for the Omaha-World Herald, for which he traveled throughout Germany and wrote about cyber spies and satellite shoot-downs.
2 months ago | Longform
A semicircle of balding military bureaucrats glowers across a mahogany desk at two 20-something stoners from Miami Beach. "Frankly, we were a tad concerned with your performance history against a deal of this size," one of the bureaucrats intones....
5 months ago | South Florida Sports
Mickey Axelband may be the Miami Marlins' biggest fan. Ever since the baseball team's first game in 1993, the 59-year-old, bald veterinarian with lively green eyes has been a season ticket holder. He's attended every single home opener and final g...
8 months ago | Longform
Some boxers enter the ring scowling dead-eyed at their opponents. But Stan Stanisclasse could never pull it off. His smile came too easily — it'd just creep unbidden across his face. So he began most bouts with a little dance instead, stomping and...
11 months ago
In its 32nd year, Miami Book Fair International brings a bevy of authors — both world-renowned and local gems — to downtown Miami for eight days of all things literature. With headliner Patti Smith having given a successful talk the opening night ...
1 year ago | Longform
Pelting rain has glued red-and-yellow-striped jerseys onto the soaked bodies of 6,000 fans scattered around Lockhart Stadium's metal bleachers. The waterlogged pitch looks more like a World War I battle site than a soccer field, but the true belie...
2 years ago | Crime
Just after dawn, a gray van pulled up to Maria's mustard-yellow house on the western edge of Immokalee, just a few blocks from the acres of tomatoes that draw tens of thousands of migrant workers to this remote town in Southwest Florida. Maria got...