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  • Do Heat need title for LeBron to return?

    Do Heat need title for LeBron to return?
    It has been a murmur for months, background noise, like the sound of water running through a pipe underground. But the question moves above ground as the NBA playoffs start this weekend: Do the Heat need to win it all to keep LeBron James? Keep in...
  • Suns battling for playoff lives as field nearly set

    (Reuters) - The Indiana Pacers can secure the Eastern Conference's top seed without taking the court on Monday while the last entrant to the NBA's playoff field could be set with the Phoenix Suns facing a do-or-die game. The idle Pacers would secure...
  • Lawmakers move to tighten lobbying rules, but exempt themselves

    Lawmakers move to tighten lobbying rules, but exempt themselves
    Declaring themselves fighters for clean government, Florida senators voted unanimously to stop local elected officials from moonlighting as paid lobbyists who try to influence other government officials on behalf of their clients. But they don't want to...
  • Pacers hold off Thunde

    Pacers hold off Thunder INDIANAPOLIS -- Just when the Indiana Pacers were turning into the forgotten team of the NBA playoff field, they stepped up to knock off the Oklahoma City Thunder and back the Miami Heat into an unfamiliar corner. Guard Lance...
  • Orlando Magic's attendance and TV ratings have dipped, despite strong results in other areas of the business

    Orlando Magic's attendance and TV ratings have dipped, despite strong results in other areas of the business
    Jean Martin loves the Orlando Magic. She has purchased a season ticket every year since the mid-1990s. Fans call her "The Hat Lady" because she wears a blue-and-white Dr. Seuss hat that players have autographed over the years. Yet even she almost...
  • Weighty expectations just fine for sinewy Udonis Haslem

    Weighty expectations just fine for sinewy Udonis Haslem
        There was a point during his career when losing five pounds in two days would have been a significant stride for Udonis Haslem. That was back in his 300-something-pound playing days at the University of Florida.     These days, the 11th-year Miami...
  • Winderman's view: Heat 98, Pacers 86

    Winderman's view: Heat 98, Pacers 86
    Observations from Friday night's 98-86 victory over the Indiana Pacers at AmericanAirlines Arena: -- LeBron James with the miss, Udonis Haslem with the follow-up basket. Twice. -- And that was about it for the Pacers at the start of the second half....
  • Greg Cote: For Heat, it's a numbers game � No. 1 and No. 3

    MIAMI The Heat's game against the Pacers here Friday night understandably was billed as the battle for No. 1 for the top conference playoff seeding as the NBA postseason fast approaches. It was supposed to be crucial because it would determine who would...
  • Winderman's view: Grizzlies 107, Heat 102

    Winderman's view: Grizzlies 107, Heat 102
    Observations from Wednesday night's 107-102 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies at FedExForum: -- LeBron James certainly couldn't do any more. -- And lacking so much beef, the Heat basically couldn't do enough against Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol. --...
  • Heat, Pacers lighten up in advance of showdown

    Heat, Pacers lighten up in advance of showdown
       There is no pretense, at least from the Indiana Pacers' perspective: Friday night's game against the Miami Heat at AmericanAirlines Arena is the most important game remaining on the Eastern Conference regular-season schedule.    In advance of that...
  • The NCAA title game that I wasn't meant to cover

    The NCAA title game that I wasn't meant to cover
    I've covered a Super Bowl, the NBA Finals and the George Zimmerman trial. I was ready to check the NCAA men's basketball championship game off of my list of big events that I was blessed to cover, but sometimes you're windshield and sometimes you're the...
  • We Have A Winner, Let's Have A Parade – This Weekend, Not Later

    We had one champion team on Monday, and now we have another. Let's have a parade, and let's make it this weekend. Not next week. Not Easter weekend. Not later in the month. This weekend, like a real city that makes things happen. Sunday is the day the...