Greg Cote

Gas mask, last gasp, Gordon lead South Florida sports talk

1. DOLPHINS

Fins are talk of NFL Draft with gamble on Laremy Tunsil: I think it’s the unpredictability of sports that we love the most. For example: The Dolphins’ first-round pick being pictured on draft night inhaling marijuana smoke from a bong while wearing a gas mask — who could have predicted that!?

2. HEAT

Wade heroics lift Heat, force Game 7 back in Miami: The Heat faced first-round elimination on the road Friday but survived thanks to Dwyane Wade’s heroics — including two late threes — to force a Game 7 on Sunday in Miami. There are things in life we might take for granted but shouldn’t. Here’s one: the Heat’s No. 3, D-Wade.

3. MARLINS

Star Gordon suspended 80 game for PEDs: Popular batting and steals champ Dee Gordon gets suspended half a season right as the team wins a fifth game in a row and is feeling better about itself than it has all year. Better to have no luck at all than to be stuck with Marlins Luck.

4. PLAYOFFS

NBA’s second round opens; NHL down to final eight: San Antonio-Oklahoma City on Saturday became the NBA’s first second-round series to begin. Hockey is fully into its second round in the Stanley Cup playoffs, also known as “Mourning in Canada.”

5. NFL

Appeals court upholds Brady suspension, a break for Miami: Patriots already were only team without first-round draft pick, forfeited because of Deflategate. Then a court upheld Tom Brady’s four-game suspension, so Miami won’t face him in Week 2. Strange feeling for Pats fans. It’s called “losing.”

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