Miami, Toronto in Game 7 on Sunday as rest of NBA waits: Stephen Curry’s Warriors, Kevin Durant’s Thunder and LeBron James’ Cavaliers all were waiting as the Goran Dragic-led Heat beat the Raptors on Friday to force a Game 7 on Sunday in Toronto. Survivor can only hope LeBron’s rest turns to rust.
Fish trying to stay hot on the road: Miami had won 13 of past 17 games entering current seven-game road trip. It was a seven-game road win streak in late April that began the turnaround. Considering recent paltry home crowds, Fish might be better heading to the airport than to Marlins Park.
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Cats make staff changes as playoffs down to final four: With fight for Stanley Cup down to Tampa Bay-Pittsburgh and San Jose-St. Louis, Panthers kept busy with front-office shakeup, firing a VP, director of hockey and assistant coach among others. The Panthers’ owners don’t mess around, folks.
4. HORSE RACING
Gulfstream announces major new race: Second leg of Triple Crown, Preakness, is in six days, but Gulfstream made headlines in announcing the inaugural Pegasus World Cup to be run in January with $12 million payout that is five times that of Kentucky Derby. Who said horse racing is dead?
Officials insist renovated stadium will be done in time: Dolphins officials announced massive stadium renovations are on schedule and would be done before Aug. 25 home exhibition opener. Said anyone who has driven past the construction site lately: “Yeah, right.”
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