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  • Beasley's number appears up (again) with Heat

    Beasley's number appears up (again) with Heat
       The last time the Miami Heat gave away Michael Beasley's number they at least waited a year before issuing No. 30 to Norris Cole.    This time, the transaction took place within a matter of weeks, with Beasley's No. 8 already assigned to newcomer...
  • FSU coach Jimbo Fisher studies coaching greats in hope of finding recipe for repeat

    FSU coach Jimbo Fisher studies coaching greats in hope of finding recipe for repeat
    TALLAHASSEE — Florida State football coach Jimbo Fisher's summer reading included the works from a different sort of lord of the rings. Looking to unlock the secrets of winning back-to-back championships, Fisher read some of the books authored...
  • ASK IRA: Is this season the right time for Heat to play prospects?

    ASK IRA: Is this season the right time for Heat to play prospects?
    Q: Does it concern you how sometimes Erik Spoelstra doesn't play his entire hand? I would really like to see some of the younger guys play (i.e., Shabazz Napier and James Ennis), but sometimes Spo's minute distribution is a little tight. And from the...
  • Heat step up to (under?) ice-bucket challenge (bad-word warning) | Videos

    Heat step up to (under?) ice-bucket challenge (bad-word warning) | Videos
    The Heat have taken team bonding to a chilling level in recent days as part of the #IceBucketChallenge to help raise ALS awareness. (Pardon some of the language; it is for a worthy cause, after all.) From ownership (Micky Arison), to management (Pat...
  • ASK IRA: Should Heat have been more aggressive for Marion?

    ASK IRA: Should Heat have been more aggressive for Marion?
    Q: Ira, wouldn't it have been perfect for Pat Riley to steal Shawn Marion away from the Cavaliers? I saw the Heat were interested. -- Brewster. A: Somehow I think the preference would have been to keep LeBron James from returning to Cleveland, rather...
  • The down, up, down arc of Greg Oden

    The down, up, down arc of Greg Oden
       The smiles from Greg Oden were limited, about as limited as his minutes.    There was joy after the Jan. 15 season debut in Washington, after more than four seasons away from the game due to a series of debilitating injuries.     A month later,...
  • ASK IRA: Does Shawne getting No. 8 mean Beasley is gone?

    ASK IRA: Does Shawne getting No. 8 mean Beasley is gone?
    Q: Ira, I saw you said they gave Michael Beasley's No. 8 to Shawne Williams. So I guess they're not going to retire Bease's number? (OK, so it means he's not coming back?) -- Henrique. A: An adjustment still could be made if Beasley is brought back, but...
  • From streets to sideline, Lakers' Byron Scott was always tough

    From streets to sideline, Lakers' Byron Scott was always tough
    The rookie arrived at Lakers training camp with something to prove. His new teammates — veterans such as Magic Johnson and Michael Cooper — elbowed him around the basketball court. The rough treatment continued after practice. "We didn't...
  • ASK IRA: Do Heat offseason expenditures add up?

    ASK IRA: Do Heat offseason expenditures add up?
    Q: Pat Riley is slowly killing the Miami Heat. First with the Chris Bosh max salary, then with Birdman's $10 million dollar, two-year year salary and then he signs Udonis Haslem to a two-year $5.6 million dollar deal! WOW! I could have built a better...
  • Wayne Simone Honored For His Work: Call Him Mr. AAU

    Wayne Simone Honored For His Work: Call Him Mr. AAU
    WATERBURY — Ken Smith, the longtime coach at Windsor High School, remembers reading a book called “Raw Recruits” by Alexander Wolff and Armen Keteyian. Good grief, it was almost 25 years ago. The book centered on the contentious,...
  • ASK IRA: Is schedule a sobering reality for Heat?

    ASK IRA: Is schedule a sobering reality for Heat?
    Q: Ira, I didn't expect the Heat to be on national television as much after LeBron James left, but don't you think that might fuel Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh? Won't Erik Spoelstra be pointing out how outsiders don't think they're good enough? -- Len. A:...