- After the Heat defeated the Hawks 114-113 on Monday night, Dwyane Wade approached Kevin Huerter to swap jerseys with him. They, of course, both wear No. 3.
- Maryland guard Kevin Huerter became a hot item during workouts this spring — will he become a Laker, Timberwolf or fall to someone else?
- The defending Major Arena Soccer League champion Blast showed their typical resiliency in reaching the conference final, going to Harrisburg on Wednesday and beating the Heat twice to come back for the Eastern Division series win.
Put to task by the upstart Harrisburg
Heat, the defending Major Arena Soccer League championIn the midst of a recent four-game slump, Maryland junior guard Melo Trimble recalled a quote he recently read from Miami Heat guard Dion Waiters.Syracuse wide receiver Amba Etta-Tawo, a graduate transfer from Maryland, was named a third-team All-American by the Associated Press.Washington Wizards coach Scott Brooks has tentatively pegged Trey Burke as the starting point guard for the preseason opener against the visiting Miami Heat tonight at 8, replacing the recovering John Wall.The Blast returns home after going 2-2 on its longest road trip of the season, closing with Monday's 10-5 win against the Chicago Mustangs to clinch the Major Arena Soccer League's Eastern Division title for the second straight season.After eight years as a basketball vagabond that took him from Turkey to the NBA Finals, Gary Neal will cherish a rare opportunity to revisit his roots this week.Randy Edsall and the Maryland football coaching staff face the same challenge every year: How do you get a top prospect from Maryland or Washington, D.C., to stay home rather than choose a bigger, more prestigious football programNBA superstar LeBron James' blockbuster decision to leave the Miami Heat and rejoin the Cleveland Cavaliers triggered shockwaves throughout the sport world and Twitterverse on Friday.Baltimore Ravens tight end Owen Daniels, 31, has had a longtime affinity for meteorology and the weather — a fact that's mostly unbeknown to many of his teammates.The Orioles dropped their Sunday matchup with the division-leading Blue Jays, 5-2. The O's are 5-5 in their past 10 games, all of which have been at home, and now head on a six-game road trip to Tampa and New York.Morning, y¿all. I¿ve replaced Jon for today¿s Coffee Companion, where we recap yesterday¿s sports headlines, because he feels sleep is important, or something. Regardless, your daily trip to the water cooler is approaching, which means you should read up here so you¿ll have something to talk about while you¿re there.We knew that The Shield would break up at some point. Many people, myself included, thought that the breakup would even happen at Payback. Once The Shield won so convincingly, it certainly seemed that they¿d be around longer than we expected. And many people expected that it would be Dean Ambrose, not Seth Rollins, that would make the turn.A day after he won the Preakness, California Chrome's trainer Art Sherman said that a New York rule prohibiting nasal strips 'might be an issue' for his horse in the Belmont Stakes.Forward Carmelo Anthony scored 22 points to lead the Knicks to a 98-89 preseason win over the Wizards in his return to his hometown.Consider the Ravens -- or at least whoever was controlling their verified team Twitter account on Tuesday afternoon -- unimpressed with Monday's championship parade for the Miami Heat.Since the Orioles started playing never-say-die comeback baseball the second half of last season, TV viewing has spiked. In 2011, O¿s telecasts on MASN ranked 18th in ratings among the teams in Major League Baseball. So far this season, they rank fifth, and have had an 86 percent jump in ratings since 2011.Baltimore Sun reporter Don Markus and editor Matt Bracken weigh in on the three biggest topics of the past week in Maryland sports.It now appears that Alex Len could become the No. 1 pick by the Cleveland Cavaliers despite being sidelined since early April after undergoing surgery to repair a partial stress fracture in his left ankle.You empty your pockets of change, keys and pens, walk slowly through a metal detector and raise your arms above your head for a top-to-bottom frisking.American citizens from both ends of the political spectrum are rallying behind a former Marylander who has come forward as the NSA whistleblower.Like your basketball rough? Then you must be loving the NBA playoffs, where the physical play is now officially ridiculous, to the point where it¿s making a mockery of the game.