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  • Birdman suspended

    Miami Heat center Chris Andersen was suspended for today’s Eastern Conference Finals Game 6 (TNT, 5:30 p.m.) by the NBA for his altercation with Indiana Pacers’ Tyler Hansbrough during Thursday’s …

  • Heat out to finish off Pacers in Game 6

    MIAMI – Standing on the cusp of the NBA Finals has tended to agree with the Miami Heat in each of the last two seasons. When the Heat have gotten …

  • Pacers steal Game 2 from Heat, 97-93

    MIAMI – David West punched two passes from LeBron James away in the final minute, then punched the air. He had plenty of reason to celebrate.

  • LeBron saves Heat at buzzer of Game 1

    MIAMI – LeBron James caught the inbounds pass, changed direction and immediately attacked the rim. There was no one in his way.

  • Heat run away from Magic; streak at 27

    NBA: LeBron James finished with 24 points, 11 assists and nine rebounds, and the Miami Heat won their 27th straight game by running away in the final minutes to beat …

  • Heat streak continues, now it’s 26 games

    NBA: LeBron James finished with 32 points, 10 assists and eight rebounds, Chris Bosh added 15 points and the Miami Heat won their 26th straight game, topping the Charlotte Bobcats …

  • Heat rally again to send streak to 25

    NBA: Another game, another double-digit rally for the Miami Heat. And most importantly, another win.

  • Heat extend winning streak to 22 games

    NBA: The Miami Heat equaled the second-longest winning streak in NBA history, pulling away in the fourth quarter Sunday to beat the Raptors 108-91 in Toronto for their 22nd consecutive …

  • Best bet on the Tube

    Even Houston coach Kevin McHale is caught up in the Miami Heat’s winning streak, and he said he wouldn’t mind seeing it continue against his former team. Miami plays in …

  • It’s Tour de Miami: James takes to bike

    LeBron James at some point lost count. Actually, he never started keeping track. At some point this season, he occasionally began riding his bicycle to practice instead of driving.

  • James ‘tour guide’ for Heat

    MIAMI – LeBron James is visiting China for the ninth time, which makes him one of the resident Miami Heat experts about the world’s most populous nation. Specifically, the food …

  • Heat coach Spoelstra puts focus on learning

    MIAMI – Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra looked relaxed Thursday, as if he took the summer off. Quite the contrary.

  • Heat to play in China

    The NBA champion Miami Heat will play two preseason games against the Los Angeles Clippers in China this fall. The teams will meet Oct. 11 in Beijing and Oct. 14 …

  • Wildcats end Gamecocks’ run

    Baseball: Arizona ended South Carolina’s two-year run of dominance at the College World Series with a 4-1 victory on Monday night in Omaha, Neb., delivering a long-awaited national title to …

  • James guides Heat to NBA title

    MIAMI — The decision is final: LeBron James made the right call coming to Miami.

  • Litke: Supporting cast provides difference for James

    History is rarely this neat. We’ve been browbeating LeBron James for nearly two years, but a few minutes at the end of Game 4 was all it took to prove …

  • Heat close within one victory of NBA championship

    MIAMI – LeBron James could hardly stand, certainly couldn’t run. Good thing all he needed to do was shoot. Better get well fast, James. You’re one win away from the …

  • Heat president Riley receives Daly award

    MIAMI – Pat Riley was walking out of Chuck Daly’s hospital room in 2009, got to the doorway and turned around for another word from his longtime colleague, rival and …

  • Heat move within one win of NBA title

    MIAMI — LeBron James better get well fast. He’s about to play for a championship.

  • James gets Miami even with Oklahoma City in NBA Finals

    OKLAHOMA CITY – This was Eastern Conference toughness. This was Pat Riley hammer-and-anvil basketball. This was LeBron James finally asserting his brutish and ridiculously unstoppable toughness. Stealing the momentum of …

  • To the Finals: Heat top Celtics 101-88 in Game 7

    MIAMI – LeBron James finally got a Game 7 victory, on his third try. Next up, the NBA finals – and his third try at that elusive first championship. A …

  • Former Zag Turiaf continues to make time for causes

    Ronny Turiaf has a unique ability to give back while looking forward.

  • Miami spoils Dallas’ party

    DALLAS – While Dirk Nowitzki and the Dallas Mavericks were on the court celebrating the championship they won over LeBron James and Dwyane Wade last season, the Miami Heat were …

  • Wade, James close as brothers

    MIAMI – Dwyane Wade and LeBron James are known to bicker like brothers. They screamed at one another more than once during Miami Heat playoff games last season. And when …

  • LeBron hurt Heat down stretch

    MIAMI – Good thing LeBron James had that big party when he arrived here last summer. For now, that’s the only celebration he gets in Miami.

  • Mavericks earn finals vindication

    MIAMI – For Dirk Nowitzki, the résumé is complete. He’s an NBA champion. For LeBron James, the agonizing wait continues for at least one more year.

  • Mavericks stop Heat to move within one win of title

    DALLAS – Dirk Nowitzki thrust both arms in the air, a sea of blue screaming around him and the Dallas Mavericks finally ahead in the close NBA finals. Now it …

  • Mavericks win away from NBA title

    Dallas defeats the Miami Heat to go up 3-2 in the NBA finals.

  • Wade content with lead

    DALLAS – A chance for another championship ahead of him, Dwyane Wade refused to look back. No, he said, the answer as quick and forceful as his first step to …

  • Heat take 2-1 finals lead over Mavericks

    DALLAS — Dwyane Wade kept soaring and scoring, doing everything he could to get the Miami Heat a crucial win toward an NBA title. Chris Bosh and Udonis Haslem provided …



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