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Dolphins alter schedule for storm

The looming threat of Tropical Storm Isaac already is affecting the Miami Dolphins, and plenty of other teams across South Florida.

Dolphins coach Joe Philbin brought his team in for practice Saturday morning after losing a preseason game to Atlanta on Friday night.

"We came in today as opposed to having (Saturday) off when the weather is at least not threatening to anybody," Philbin said.

Philbin said the Dolphins also were planning to work early Sunday before the worst of Isaac was expected. The Dolphins' exhibition game with the Falcons ended amid a fierce downpour, possibly created by one of Isaac's outermost bands.

"We're just making sure that everybody is safe and we can get the work done that we need to get done at the appropriate time when it is relevant," Philbin said.

Hurricane watches and warnings are posted for parts of Florida, including the Tampa area, where the Republican National Convention starts Monday. GOP officials said Saturday the convention will open Monday as planned, then be immediately recessed until Tuesday afternoon because of Isaac's expected arrival.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.