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The logo for the South Florida Super Bowl as the South Florida Super Bowl Host Committee shared for the first time highlights from its Super Bowl-winning presentation on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at Miami International Airport.
The logo for the South Florida Super Bowl as the South Florida Super Bowl Host Committee shared for the first time highlights from its Super Bowl-winning presentation on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at Miami International Airport. pfarrell@miamiherald.com

1. SUPER BOWL

NFL rewards Stephen Ross with SB in 2020: Miami and a refurbished Dolphins stadium in 2020 will host its first Super Bowl since 2010, thanks to a vote of NFL owners. Your city hosting a Super Bowl? Good. Your city playing in one? Infinitely better.

2. NBA

LeBron James in the Finals means Miami stays engaged: Well, Heat fans are guaranteed at least four more games to cheer or boo. LeBron is in the Finals! The question was which team his Cavs would face, with Oklahoma City trying to get there Saturday night and Golden State hoping to force a Game 7.

3. MARLINS

Jose hot as Fish on edge of playoff hunt: Miami is within striking distance of playoff contention and one reason is ace Jose Fernandez, who in past four starts has allowed three runs with 43 strikeouts in 27 innings. He pitches at home Tuesday. Buy a ticket.

4. SOCCER

All eyes on UEFA final, with Copa America on deck: Real Madrid won Saturday’s UEFA Champions League final. Copa America comes June 3-26 in 10 U.S. cities, with the U.S. team debuting Friday against Colombia. A championship by the hosts? That’s the goooooaaaaalll!

5. NHL

It’s a Pittsburgh-San Jose Stanley Cup Finals: Panthers reveal new logo Thursday. NHL starts to reveal its next champ with Game 1 on Monday. Although No. 5 on this list could also have been UM baseball, French Open, or Sunday’s 100th Indy 500.

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