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  • ESPN's Stuart Scott dies after lengthy battle with cancer

    Longtime ESPN anchor Stuart ScottĀ died Sunday after a battle with cancer, the network announced. He was 49. Scott, who worked as an anchor for ESPN and ABC Sports for 21 years, was one of the most recognizable figures on sports television. He was...
  • Derrick Rose's slump extends to defensive end too

    Derrick Rose's slump extends to defensive end too
    There's an enduring image from this summer's FIBA World Cup in Spain of Derrick Rose in a tight, squat defensive stance, picking up his opponent full-court. Rose didn't clap or hike up his shorts, so this wasn't Michael Jordan and Gary Payton dueling in...
  • Bulls look brain-dead or heartless, pick one

    The final result from Cleveland on Monday night: Cavaliers 108, Bulls brain-dead. And you might want to check their hearts while you’re at it. That’s six losses in eight games. That’s five straight opponents scoring more than 100...
  • Correcting turnovers a priority for Shabazz Napier

    Correcting turnovers a priority for Shabazz Napier
    Shabazz Napier figured this would be a seasonlong process. Even though it appears he is starting to figure things out, he knows there is still a ways to go. "When I first got here, I knew it was going to be a process for me to understand that this...
  • Hyde5: Heat fans mock early-departing Seattle fans

    Hyde5: Heat fans mock early-departing Seattle fans
    1. After watching Seattle fans leave early and then get locked out of the team's great comeback in the AFC Championship, several Heat fans who suffered the same indignity in Game 6 of the 2013 NBA Finals were mocking them. "How dumb are they?" one said....
  • 5 on 5: Assessing the Heat at midseason

    5 on 5: Assessing the Heat at midseason
    Following Tuesday's game against the Oklahoma City Thunder at AmericanAirlines Arena, the Miami Heat will be halfway home when it comes to the NBA's 82-game regular-season schedule. For the first time in years, the midpoint of the schedule raises...
  • Heat crumble again in third, fall 99-83 to Blazers

    You couldn't say they didn't see it coming. Not when the Portland Trail Blazers have shown substantial resilience this season. And when the Miami Heat have shown third-quarter ineptitude. Thursday night at the Moda Center it all held to all-too-...
  • Lakers' Kobe Bryant isn't surprised by Pau Gasol's resurgence

    Lakers' Kobe Bryant isn't surprised by Pau Gasol's resurgence
    — He fell off the All-Star radar as he drifted further and further from the basket in Mike D'Antoni's perimeter-oriented offense. But Pau Gasol's resurgence hasn't surprised one of his former teammates. "Pau's been playing like Pau. It's...
  • Sports book roundup: Chris Chelios' memoir, more

    Sports book roundup: Chris Chelios' memoir, more
    You Can't Make This Up by Al Michaels with L. Jon Wertheim, William Morrow, 288 pages, $28.99 Nobody has documented more sports history in the past 50 years than Al Michaels. You name it, he's done it: Super Bowls, World Series, Olympics, NBA Finals....
  • Heat's preference these days is slow and steady

    The track shoes have been put in storage. What the Miami Heat have been offering these days is far more methodical than maniacal. And it's all been by design. "I like the pace we're doing," guard Dwyane Wade said before Tuesday night's game against...
  • ASK IRA: Could Whiteside make McRoberts expendable?

    ASK IRA: Could Whiteside make McRoberts expendable?
    Q: Ira, I know it's a small sample of Hassan Whiteside, but if he continues to play well I see him playing next to Chris Bosh for a long time. Where does that leave Josh McRoberts for the future? Could he be put in a trade for a point guard? Reggie...