Greg Cote

Heat’s Durant meeting tops South Florida list of hot sports topics

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant (35) drives past Miami Heat forward Justise Winslow (20) Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015, in Miami.
Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant (35) drives past Miami Heat forward Justise Winslow (20) Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015, in Miami. AP

1. HEAT/NBA

Miami meets Durant on Sunday, keeps Whiteside: Heat had to spend more than it wanted to keep Hassan Whiteside, now Dwyane Wade wants his, too. Will there be money left for Kevin Durant at Sunday’s meeting in New York? Be a magician, Pat Riley.

2. MARLINS

Fish acquire reliever, await Fort Bragg game: The playoff-chasing Marlins traded for quality bullpen help in Fernando Rodney. That feels good. So does this: Marlins and Braves playing Sunday at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, the world’s largest military base.

3. SOCCER

Host France ends Euro quarterfinal round: Host France faces upstart Iceland on Sunday to conclude the Euro 16 quarterfinal round, with semifinals coming Wednesday and Thursday. Think of it as a welcome respite from NBA free agency.

4. TENNIS

One top seed out at Wimbledon, the other sailing: No. 1 Novak Djokovic is denied his third Wimbledon title in a row after losing Saturday, but top-ranked Serena Williams still is angling for her seventh Wimbledon crown. Who can dethrone the queen of tennis’ grandest court?

5. PAT SUMMITT

Women’s basketball legend passes away: The retired Tennessee legend and winningest basketball coach in NCAA history passed away at 64 after battling Alzheimer’s. A summit is the highest point of a mountain. Pat Summitt reached it.

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