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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Michael Rosenberg: In defense of the Heat as they march toward their first title

Michael Rosenberg: In defense of the Heat as they march toward their first title


Michael Rosenberg: In defense of the Heat as they march toward their first title

Posted: 20 Jun 2012 09:09 PM PDT

History says the Thunder are toast, which means Miami's reign begins soon. This isn't entirely bad, says Michael Rosenberg, who offers seven reasons why we should appreciate the Heat.

The evolution of a star

Posted: 20 Jun 2012 11:35 PM PDT

There's one big reason the NBA Finals has shifted dramatically in Miami's favor, writes Zach Lowe. LeBron James has evolved his game. Amazingly, it all leads back to Chris Bosh's injury.

Stewart Mandel: Perfect? No, but four-team playoff is a big step forward for football

Posted: 20 Jun 2012 08:35 PM PDT

After months of posturing, the BCS commissioners finally endorsed a four-team playoff model. The presidents will have the final say, but it looks like a done deal, writes Stewart Mandel.

Grant Wahl: Ranking the eight teams as Euro 2012 quarterfinals begin

Posted: 20 Jun 2012 02:31 PM PDT

And then there were eight. Euro 2012 moves into the knockout stage with two favorites and a few dangerous contenders. Grant Wahl re-ranks the field and previews the quarterfinals.

Commissioners agree on playoff plan

Posted: 20 Jun 2012 10:42 PM PDT

CHICAGO (AP) -- Mike Slive of the Southeastern Conference wants to come away from the latest BCS meetings with his fellow commissioners ready to pitch a four-team playoff to the university presidents.

Malkin earns MVP honors; Lundqvist wins Vezina

Posted: 20 Jun 2012 07:40 PM PDT

The NHL handed out its annual individual player awards tonight in Las Vegas ..

LeBron still sore but 'should be fine' for Game 5

Posted: 20 Jun 2012 07:41 PM PDT

MIAMI (AP) -- LeBron James practiced with the Miami Heat on Wednesday, one day after leaving Game 4 of the NBA Finals in the fourth quarter because of leg cramps.

Harvin wants trade; Vikes not interested

Posted: 20 Jun 2012 09:17 PM PDT

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) -- Star receiver Percy Harvin wants out of Minnesota.

Pacquiao wins WBO review, wants Bradley again

Posted: 20 Jun 2012 10:41 PM PDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Manny Pacquiao says he wants a rematch with Timothy Bradley after a five-judge panel assembled by the WBO championship committee unanimously favored the Filipino fighter in a video review.

Back from DL, Weaver helps Angels blank Giants

Posted: 20 Jun 2012 11:35 PM PDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Jered Weaver went back to work, Kendrys Morales and Mark Trumbo homered back-to-back, and the Los Angeles showed the San Francisco Giants that winning the deciding game of a series at the " Big A" is still as tough as it was in 2002.

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