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Greg Cote’s Hot Button topics: Trump Week at Doral makes the list

Donald Trump hits the first tee shot of the revamped Trump Doral course in 2014. He is expected to attend in 2016, as well.
Donald Trump hits the first tee shot of the revamped Trump Doral course in 2014. He is expected to attend in 2016, as well. MIAMI HERALD STAFF

HEAT

1. Miami expects to land former All-Star Joe Johnson: The Heat, back in action at the Knicks on Sunday, is the reported favorite to sign recently released former All-Star guard Joe Johnson, who was to clear waivers Saturday. Bad news? He’s 34 now. Good news? He can still make three-pointers.

2. PANTHERS

Barkov returns to action as Cats hit the road: Rising star Sasha Barkov returned from a concussion with two goals for division-leading Florida, which continues a five-game road trip Sunday at Minnesota. Barkov is still only 20. Jaromir Jagr has women’s phone numbers older than him.

3. HURRICANES

Big tests for UM men, women as regular seasons ebb: The 12th-ranked Canes men beat No. 11 Louisville on Saturday and No. 17 women close their regular season Sunday at No. 12 Florida State. It’s wide open for the men’s national title, so give UM a shot, especially after Saturday’s big win.

4. GOLF

Ready or not, here comes Trump Week with Doral on deck: The Honda Classic ends Sunday in Palm Beach and the Trump PGA Tour swings to Trump Doral as Donald Trump parlays the event for free publicity as he continues his bid to take up residence at the Trump White House.

5. MARLINS

Spring begins for real as fake games start: The Marlins face UM on Tuesday and the Cardinals on Thursday as spring games begin. The Marlins have instituted a Jeffrey Loria-backed, no-facial-hair policy. Better they should have a no-more-underspending policy.

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