Riley unequivocal on Whiteside as offseason priority: The Silver Fox in his annual postseason State of the Heat address left zero doubt that re-signing Hassan Whiteside long-term is No. 1 on the to-do list. If only he could be as nearly certain on Chris Bosh’s future beyond “we’re trying to find a way.”
Miami well in playoff chase at season’s quarter mark: Fish entered the current five-game homestand in playoff contention as season’s second quarter began. The bad news: Giancarlo Stanton was hitting .221 and on pace for club-record 210 strikeouts. The good news: Big guy gotta get hot soon, right?
Cavaliers in command, Warriors roar back in playoff semis: Cleveland boasted commanding 2-0 East finals lead entering Game 3 on Saturday, while Golden State roared back to tie West finals 1-1 entering Sunday’s game. LeBron James vs. Steph Curry is close to inevitable until you hear otherwise.
Fins prepare for OTA practices amid doubts: Fins practice Tuesday through Thursday and again May 31 as new Vegas odds put team’s wins projection at just seven. Meantime, city next week bids for three more Super Bowls. Dear Miami: Less time on hosting Super Bowls, more time on playing in one.
Third-ranked UM baseball opens postseason: Regular season ended Saturday so coach Jim Morris’ No. 3 Canes prepare for ACC tournament on Tuesday followed by expected host’s role in NCAA Regional. Then it’s the College World Series … or a very good season will be for naught.