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Awarded Ending a long and often-vengeful fight, a Chicago court has awarded Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade sole “care, custody and control” of his two sons. The boys arrived in Miami on Friday, shortly after the ruling was filed, and Wade told the Associated Press that “a huge weight is off my back.” The boys’ mother, Siohvaughn Wade, will have what the court described as “regular parenting time” on alternating weekends in Miami, as well as several other times during the year, including Mother’s Day. Dwyane Wade has also repeatedly said that he wants his sons to have healthy relationships with their mother.

Sidelined The Phoenix Suns were without their star point guard Steve Nash on Sunday when they faced the Orlando Magic because he was sidelined with what team doctors call “pelvic instability.” Suns coach Alvin Gentry says the injury probably will keep Nash out of tonight’s game at Houston, too.

Fired Arkansas fired basketball coach John Pelphrey. Pelphrey was 69-59 in four seasons with the Razorbacks, including an 18-13 record this season. This season will mark the third straight year Arkansas will miss the NCAA tournament. Athletic director Jeff Long said in a statement that a national search would begin immediately. Died A South Texas high school basketball player died after collapsing during a timeout at a tournament in Austin, coaches said. Roma High School junior Robert Garza, 16, was playing in the AAU tournament on Saturday with the Hoopsters, a South Texas club team, when he collapsed without any warning. The cause of death was not yet known, coach Arnold Martinez said.

Rick Martin, a former Buffalo Sabres great, was pronounced dead at a suburban Buffalo hospital at about 1 p.m., about a half hour after the car he was driving crossed the center line on the road, rolled along the shoulder and struck a utility pole before coming to rest against a tree, New York State Police said.

Mitchell Page, who had a fantastic rookie season and played eight years in the major leagues before becoming a hitting coach for the St. Louis Cardinals, has died. He was 59. The Cardinals say Page died Saturday. The cause of death was not known.


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