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This time it feels different, doesn’t it? The Heat in the Big 3 Era always has found a way to keep things fresh and keep us fascinated, and now that means trying on a role unl...(full article)

Congratulations to the Miami Heat. They tanked better than the Indiana Pacers. Give the Pacers credit, though: They tried to secure that No. 2 seed, and avoid a likely matchup be...(full article)

LeBron James should probably have won the past five NBA MVP awards. He took the crown almost unanimously in 2009 and 2010, then met a combination of Miami backlash and unachieve...(full article)

As they approach the playoffs, the Indiana Pacers and the Miami Heat should be worried about their recent slumps, but probably no more than if these rough patches had arrived earli...(full article)

The Heat’s path to a third consecutive NBA championship hasn’t gotten any easier or harder lately. But it does feel different. The chief road block to Miami’s fou...(full article)

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In Miami, There's Rest for the Weary

Dwyane Wade missed Miami’s 102-91 victory over the Knicks on Sunday afternoon with a hamstring injury that has sidelined him for the past six games. The Heat didn’t need him, b...

When It Matters, Heat Aren't Delivering

This season, the Heat rank 10th in the league, behind nine other current playoff teams, at plus-31 in 182 "clutch" minutes," and not because of their defense. Opponents are still s...

Heat Applied Pressure, Pacers Didn't Melt

They overcame LeBron James, who was what he always is -- the best player in the world. They overcame a monumentally foolish, utterly immature technical on Lance Stephenson, who got...

Original Incognito Rips 'Antiseptic' Culture

Conrad Dobler was Richie Incognito before Richie Incognito. Dubbed “Pro Football’s Dirtiest Player” on the cover of Sports Illustrated in 1977, the St. Louis Cardinals guard ...

Miami Fans Not Turned Off by 'Bullygate'

ORLANDO -- The NFL is intent on avoiding a repeat to the kind of harassment scandal that befell the Dolphins last year and that’s probably why one source estimated “50 percent ...

Heat Are at Meltdown Point

 This was the night, the night that either reawakens . . . or fractures beyond repair.    "We suck," Miami Heat center Chris Bosh said after Saturday night's 105-95 loss to the ...

Stanton Sees a Good Thing in Miami

JUPITER, Fla. -- Giancarlo Stanton appears to be in a good place, and yes, he's still very much a Miami Marlin. He's hitting, he's smiling broadly and constantly, and most importan...

Chance to 1-Up Riley Drives Jackson's Move

Earl Monroe called back late Wednesday afternoon after physical therapy. The Pearl says he’s not gleaming as much these days. He turns 70 later this year and has had six knee-r...

Silly Critics Turning Up Heat in Miami

So one year ago on this date the Heat was sailing 20 games into what would be a near-record 27-game winning streak, and it was terrible. Whoa. Wait. For Miami it was terrific, of...

Dolphins Glad They're Rid of Martin

Before discussing what the Dolphins gained this week, let's talk about what they lost. Which is this sentence: "Jonathan Martin returned." And that's an important loss. "We thought...

Miami Saga Over, Martin Starts Anew

The 49ers capped a busy first day of free agency by acquiring Jonathan Martin in a trade with the Miami Dolphins on Tuesday night. Martin, who left the Dolphins in late October...

Can It Be More Obvious? Cavs Woo LeBron

Proving what goes around comes around—and took just four years to circumnavigate—the Cleveland Cavaliers are bringing back LeBron James, their icon-turned demon, who plans to...

LeBron's 61-Point Night Obscures Big Picture

Just when LeBron James was starting to move comfortably through the prime of his career without the albatross that haunted the beginning of it, he managed to usher a new elephant...

This 61 Carries No Asterisk

"It felt," LeBron James said, "like I had a golf ball, throwing it into the ocean."    Everything was going in. Everything. It felt like something LeBron James never previously ...

Incognito on Scary Roller-Coaster Ride

In the days before he reportedly checked himself into an Arizona psychiatric facility, Richie Incognito was calling some friends at odd hours, apparently after drinking, and leav...

Hard to Show Any Heart for Incognito

Richie Incognito’s come to Jesus moment has left him at an Arizona psyche ward, desperately seeking salvation from the masses. Though ordained, it certainly doesn’t compute as ...

Where Carmelo Should Take His Talent

The answer to all of Carmelo Anthony’s problems is right here, with Pat Riley, LeBron James, a proven championship blueprint in place and none of the idiotic maneuvers that...

A Price to Pay for Free Agency

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LeBron Puts the Hurt on Thunder

OKLAHOMA CITY -- The Heat saw its future flash before its eyes late in Thursday's 103-81 win over the host Thunder. Star forward LeBron James lay in a heap along the baseline, bloo...

Dolphins Shouldn't Be Left in Philbin's Hands

In light of the ongoing purge of the Miami Dolphins in the wake of the NFL’s investigation into the bullying scandal, Joe Philbin was asked Thursday at the NFL Scouting Combi...

Dolphins Should Hire Dan Marino

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Nuanced LeBron Hedging Bets With Heat

he headlines got the latest LeBron story wrong, even the headline at my place. Here's what we wrote at CBSSports.com: "LeBron James says I 'can't imagine' leaving Miami." Here's US...

Why Is No One Taking Martin's Side?

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Spineless Dolphins Allowed Abuse to Fester

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Goodell Must Professionalize Pro Football

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Report Paints Incognito, Others as Harassers

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Durant Ready to Overtake LeBron

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Incognito Goes on Twitter Rampage

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Exec Becks? Miami Sure Hopes So

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Dolphins Seek to Overcome Dysfunction

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LeBron's Next Decision: L.A. on Radar?

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Another NBA Golden Age Emerging

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Conflicting Fallout of Incognito-Martin Texts

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Durant Leaves Heat Thunderstruck in Rout

About an hour before Kevin Durant would send the sort of statement not often seen in NBA regular-season play, the Oklahoma City Thunder star wasn't talking about the MVP race or ...

Martin's Wimpy Victim Act Old, Tired

First the news, although in this case there is precious little: In his interview with NBC, Dolphins offensive tackle Jonathan Martin claims when he became uncomfortable with what...

Durant Can Burnish MVP Credentials

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With Wade in Reserve, Heat Top Spurs

This neither resembled what it looked like during year's NBA Finals nor what it could look like again this June.   The San Antonio Spurs were without Kawhi Leonard, Danny Green, T...

In NBA, Winning Means Spending Well

It’s become a well-known axiom that, in the NBA, it takes a superstar to win. In recent years, we’ve seen that it often takes more than one. The Miami Heat, the league’s prem...

Oden Making the Longest of Comebacks

MIAMI – Greg Oden admits it: He considered retiring before he turned 25. He, too, wondered if his ongoing knee problems would allow him to play basketball again. But there was Od...

Heat Not Really Slumping, Just Snoozing

The Heat have reached the halfway point of the NBA season, long enough for the team to identify their two biggest threats. 1) The Pacers. 2) Boredom. And you know what? There's ...

LeBron 'Jealous' Only That Durant Will Be MVP

LeBron James says he's jealous of Kevin Durant, and I believe him. LeBron says he's jealous because Durant takes more shots. But I don't believe that. Before we go further, unders...

Oden Takes a Very Welcome 1st Step

The last time there was this much of a stir when Greg Oden tore off his sweats and checked into a game was Oct. 28, 2008, in Los Angeles. It was the season opener for the Trail B...

Dumping GM Not Enough for Dolphins

This franchise’s best days sadly are no longer measured by mere years past, but by decades gone by. The Dolphins have two towering icons. Long-retired Dan Marino is in his 50...

Bridgewater Leaves No Doubt He's NFL-Ready

ORLANDO -- The chant from the red-clad multitude behind the Louisville sideline could be heard as early as the second quarter. “One more year!” If Saturday night truly was Tedd...

LeBron May See His Future in Kobe's Present

LeBron James has watched Kobe Bryant go down with significant injuries twice within the past nine months. With his biggest rival sidelined for the Miami Heat's Christmas Day meeti...

Marlins' Guillen Blasts Pitchers

MILWAUKEE -- After Heath Bell ruined one of the biggest comebacks in Marlins franchise history when he gave up a game-ending homer to Aramis Ramirez, manager Ozzie Guillen went off...

James-Durant Rivalry Just Beginning

For years, the LeBron/Kobe rivalry was the most compelling one in basketball, but we never truly got to see it play out on the court. Sure, their teams would play each other twic...

Give Coach Spoelstra His Due

Wasn’t it just yesterday that Heat coach Erik Spoelstra was all but out of a job, that he was being berated by Heat star Dwyane Wade, and that he was being vastly outcoache...

LeBron, Heat Can Rejoice

As a boy, LeBron James pretended he won an NBA championship. By the time he was a teenager, a title was a foregone conclusion. But for James the pro superstar, an NBA title has bee...

LeBron Ready to Be a Champion

Forget for a moment the painful grimace on the face of LeBron James. When he was carried off the court late Tuesday by teammate Juwan Howard and trainer Jay Sabol, isn't that how...

Chalmers Makes Thunder Pay

In the two previous NBA Finals games, Kevin Durant ran into some serious foul which was not exactly high on the Thunder’s wish list. So last night, Oklahoma City tried keep...

Harden Has Another Rough Night

In the Thunder's 104-98 loss to the Miami Heat in Game 4 of the NBA Finals on Tuesday night, Harden shot just 2 for 10 from the field, 1 for 5 from 3-point range, had four turno...

Heat 1 Win From Championship

LeBron James was accused of taking the easy way to his breakthrough championship, but the last two years have been anything but easy. He was five minutes and 49 seconds away from...

Going Small Working for Miami

It was a simple defensive switch -- the kind of defensive strategy that would have been considered a concession and a mistake in old-school Miami Heat thinking -- and it left Dwy...

Thunder Can't Match Heat Resolve

The championship is waiting for LeBron James now, within his grasp, a confluence borne of configuring his mind and body with the scattered state of these Oklahoma City Thunder. H...

Can Heat Handle Success?

In a commencement address this spring at his alma mater, Mount Union (Ohio), former Dolphins defensive coordinator Dom Capers spoke of life's biggest hurdle, the one the Heat mus...

Starting Bosh Has Immediate Impact

OKLAHOMA CITY — The day before Game 2 of the NBA Finals, Heat coach Erik Spoelstra had still not decided on his starting lineup. After a long film session, Spoelstra held pra...

Heat Still Have Cause for Concern

They won. If you’re the Heat, you can just pack your bags, board the team charter and take the NBA Finals back to Miami, knowing that the series is now even after your 100-...

Battier Continues 3-Point Barrage

Shane Battier started off Game 2 right where he left off in Game 1 of the NBA Finals — hot from downtown As the game was tipped Thursday, the Thunder was focused on Miami&rs...

LeBron Gets Best of Durant in 4th

Kevin Durant got the ball in scoring position, with the game in the balance, and suddenly all was right in Thunderworld. The Thunder had played cruddy for 3 1/2 quarters Thursday n...

No Rest for Weary LeBron

After dealing with the same problem a year ago at this time, the Miami Heat again find themselves dealing with an out-of-control minutes situation with LeBron James. Once agai...

Bosh Needs to Rediscover Greatness

Chris Bosh is a great player. That's not me talking -- that's his contract talking. That's his career statistics talking. That's his skill set talking. That's his ...

Wade, Bosh Fail to Deliver

Kevin Durant, as so often is the case, knows the right thing to say. The Oklahoma City Thunder forward is not foolish enough to come into these NBA Finals and publicly contemplat...

Miami Expects More From Wade

Perhaps we’re asking too much of Miami’s Dwyane Wade these days. It’s difficult to forget, of course, the way Wade took over the 2006 NBA Finals, when he led th...

Heat Stars Fade in 4th Quarter Again

Kevin Durant was the best player on the court. In the first of what will undoubtedly be many NBA Finals games in his career, Kevin Durant settled the Thunder at the beginning and...

Durant Outplays LeBron in Game 1

They are the two most explosive players in the game offensively, but it was the differing approaches at the less glamorous end of the floor that defined Kevin Durant and LeBron J...

Heat Finally Move on to Finals

And so after all that – after local crises, after national referendums, after months of non-stop drama right down to Saturday night's exhaustive Game 7 - this Heat season g...

James Ready to Face Thunder

Before LeBron James could stagger the great Celtics of the Big Three era in Boston, and before he could close them out in the fourth quarter of Game 7 in Miami, he had another opp...

Game 7 Impossible to Predict

If there is anything we have learned from the first six games of the Eastern Conference finals that will absolutely carry over into Game 7 tonight, it is that nothing we have lea...

LeBron Silences Taunting Fans, Critics

They gave good effort. They really did. The Celtics fans leaned forward against the rail of Section 20, behind the media section, fully anticipating a series ending, fixing for a...

Heat's Bosh Effective Off Bench

Chris Bosh spent a considerable amount of time Thursday watching LeBron James go off on the Boston Celtics. But, for a good part of it, Bosh was doing so while positioned on the ...

Bosh's Return Not Enough for Miami

The cheering started during the anthem, the first time his face flashed on the screen. Chris Bosh wasn't back in the lineup, not yet, but he was back in a Heat uniform for the fi...

Miami Has No Room for Error

You feel a little sick, right? You carry an anchor in your stomach. The way you care is irrational, but intellectualizing it doesn’t make it hurt any less. Your sleep becom...

Heat Shouldn't Count Out Celts

It was growing confidence, too, which should give pause to anyone who might be tempted to think that was a kill shot the home team delivered in overtime of Wednesday night's 115-...

Imbalance of Fouls Puzzles Celts

After last night’s game, Danny Ainge stopped Joe Borgia, the NBA’s officiating supervisor, in an attempt to get an explanation for the clear-path foul call against Mic...

Heat Offense Thriving without Bosh

The way the Heat’s offense is humming along in these playoffs, perhaps Chris Bosh should take his time returning from injury. Since Miami’s initial two losses to Indi...

Celtics Must Be Smart with Physicality

The Celtics [team stats] we saw during Monday night’s Eastern Conference finals Game 1 loss to the Miami Heat weren’t the Celtics we heard afterward. The latter lads we...

East Finals Will Lack Much Buzz

Either way, it won't be the same. No matter the winner Saturday night in the Game 7 between the wounded Boston Celtics and the upstart Philadelphia 76ers, the conference finals s...

Heat Put Hurt on Pacers

There's an enormous difference between smash-mouth basketball the way Indiana wants to play it and just mouthing off. LeBron James devoted Tuesday to educating Pacers star Danny Gr...

Chaos Breeds Success for Heat

Miami won Game 4 at Indiana on Sunday for a ton of reasons. Among them: • LeBron James and Dwayne Wade played to the level of the two best players in the league, and beyond. &...

Heat Retreat to Solve Issues

Trailing in a playoff series for the first time since the 2011 NBA Finals, the Heat used its off day Friday to rest its growing list of hurting players. Miami canceled a schedule...

Predators Optimistic About Future

It was barely 15 minutes after the Florida Panthers had seen their playoff run come to an abrupt and bitter end, and Stephen Weiss already was looking forward to preparing for next...

Reyes' Return to New York Spoiled

The first thing was to locate the visitors’ clubhouse. Jose Reyes had pondered the more significant parts of Tuesday -- greeting former teammates, watching the video tribute...

A Real Test for Devils in Game 6

It’s the series that few people are watching and that’s really a shame because it’s been just as compelling as the rest of the first round, but w...

Heat's Defense Smothers Bulls

In a physical, final regular-season meeting between the Eastern Conference’s two best teams, the Heat defeated the Bulls 83-72 on Thursday at American Airlines Arena. If it...

Heat-Knicks Possible Playoff Preview

Based on the current playoff seedings, the Miami Heat could be seeing plenty of the New York Knicks in coming weeks, with the two facing a possible opening-round series.  &nbs...

Rose Struggles; Bulls' Bench Shines

This time, The Shrug came more out of exasperation than celebration. When Derrick Rose's jumper finally found bottom with 7 minutes, 1 second left in the third quarter, ending a ...

Grizzlies End Heat's Home Streak

With about four minutes remaining in the first quarter, the Heat’s long-time All-Star shooting guard, Dwyane Wade, one of the most explosive leapers in the NBA, had a clear...

New Era Begins for Miami Baseball

The first pitch in Florida Marlins history was a knuckleball. The first pitch in Miami Marlins history? “I don’t want to give away any secrets, but hopefully it’...

LeBron Nets 41; Heat Clinch Playoffs

The Heat played the 76ers on Tuesday. In other words, it was a good time to experiment with the lineup. With guard Dwyane Wade resting on the bench with a sore knee, the Heat ins...

Should Dolphins Shift Focus to Flynn?

Day 3 of free agency is nearly complete, and the Miami Dolphins haven't heard from quarterback Peyton Manning. The future Hall of Famer completed his most recent visit Wednesday wi...

Where Might Manning Land?

It's finally upon us. Wednesday is expected to be the day we've all been waiting for. Peyton Manning can be your quarterback IF ... the Price is Right! Forget about "The Decision ...

Bosh Returns; Heat Dominate Nets

LeBron James banked in a shot from half court to end the third quarter, tossed up a few celebratory hand signals to the crowd and then took a seat on the bench for the remainder ...

Ramirez's HR Christens Marlins Park

The very first pitch of the game reminded Marlins left-hander Mark Buehrle that this wasn't a typical Spring Training game. The University of Miami's Tyler Palmer swung at Buehrle'...

Jazz Snap Heat's Win Streak at 9

When LeBron James made one of the most ridiculously difficult shots anyone in EnergySolutions Arena had ever seen, he spent nearly the entire ensuing timeout jutting his jaw, gla...

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