After a wild offseason of reshuffling, the Miami Heat — and head coach Erik Spoelstra — has few veterans left who can impart the franchise philosophy and there are also several players on short-term deals, which can lead to individualism.
The Dolphins aren’t worried about the knee injury to second-round pick Xavien Howard that will cause him to miss the opening of training camp, but maybe they’d be wise to be quite worried about the cornerback position.
Former University of Miami football star Devin Hester was released by the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons on Tuesday. Hester is the NFL’s all-time leader in touchdowns via kick returns. The Riviera Beach Suncoast graduate started his Miami career with a bang, returning kick 97 yards against Gators
White Sox ace Chris Sale started the All-Star Game and might win a Cy Young Award, but his 2016 season will be most remembered for taking scissors to Chicago's throwback uniforms rather than wear them. Was he being petulant and silly? Sure. But throwback and alternate uniforms in sports are a trend gone too far, so maybe Sale's scissors had a point.
The Marlins’ starting rotation took another hit when the team placed Wei-Yin Chen on the 15-day disabled list on Sunday because of elbow soreness. Jarred Cosart was recalled and will start Monday night against the Phillies.
The sudden end of the Dwyane Wade Era has diminished the Heat, whereas the Dolphins and Hurricanes prepare to begin new seasons with new coaches and high hopes. There is an opening for Miami to become a “football town” once again. But that will require either team to do what they haven’t in a long while: Excite us, and win big.