Greg Cote

Hot Button: Busy time for NBA, as free agency tops the list

1. HEAT/NBA

Free agency on deck for Miami, league: Cleveland has a championship parade, Derrick Rose and Serge Ibaka get traded, draft is held, Dwyane Wade poses nude and now free agency is set to start with Kevin Durant the big prize. Otherwise, a slow time for the NBA.

2. MARLINS

Exciting times for Fish as Cubs visit wraps up: Marlins are in playoff hunt, Marcell Ozuna and Christian Yelich should join Jose Fernandez as All-Stars, Giancarlo Stanton is heating up and Ichiro nears 3,000 MLB hits. Pretty good time to be a Fish fan, folks.

3. SOCCER

Copa America in final, Euro ’16 nears quarters: As Argentina and Chile meet Sunday for Copa crown, Euro ’16 begins quarterfinals Thursday. England plays last Round of 16 game Monday and should win, unless Brits vote to exit tournament.

4. PANTHERS

Cats sign Yandle, add draft picks: Florida signed All-Star defenseman Keith Yandle to a seven-year, $44 million deal, then had the 23rd and 33rd picks in NHL Draft. I bet big that they'd draft two white teenagers you’d never heard of. How’d I do?

5. HURRICANES

Out in Omaha — UM fizzles at CWS: Start of Wimbledon tennis vied for No. 5 spot this week, but we go with No. 3 seed Miami and No. 1 Florida both ingloriously ousted fast from College World Series. Good seasons, bad endings.

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