Greg Cote

Pegasus, hot Heat, tennis, run in this week’s Hot Button list

Debi and Michael Reese dance at Gulfstream Park prior to the Pegasus World Cup Invitational in Hallandale Beach on Jan. 28, 2017.
Debi and Michael Reese dance at Gulfstream Park prior to the Pegasus World Cup Invitational in Hallandale Beach on Jan. 28, 2017. adiaz@miamiherald.com

1. HORSE RACING

Pegasus World Cup runs at Gulfstream: Horse racing is dying? Inaugural Pegasus World Cup at Gulfstream Park was richest thoroughbred event ever as favored rivals California Chrome and Arrogate headed 12-horse field running for $12 million purse.

2. HEAT

Heat hot as D-Wade, LeBron complain: Miami had won five games in a row including a stunning upset of Golden State entering Friday’s trip to play Dwyane Wade. And how about that? The Heat, hot, while Wade and LeBron James were complaining publicly about their teams.

3. TENNIS

Williams sisters, Federer-Nadal headline Australian Open finales: Sisters Serena and Venus Williams met for the 28th time and ninth in a major final on Saturday. Top that, guys! OK, how about Roger Federer, 35, becoming oldest man in a Grand Slam final since 1974 playing against Rafael Nadal?

4. NFL

It’s Super Bowl Week as countdown to Falcons-Patriots begins: We are seven days until New England vs. Atlanta on Super Bowl Sunday. But first let’s start with the real big game and undertake a detailed analytical breakdown of tonight’s Pro Bowl in Orlando. Just kiddin’!

5. RUNNING

Miami Marathon celebrates 15th year: Some 24,000 ran in weekend events culminating with Sunday’s Miami Marathon. Race began at 6 a.m., so it might be over by the time you read this. I intended to run in it but decided to sleep in and then eat a pound of bacon instead.

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