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Cavs Hire Firm to Probe LeBron Signing

Cleveland 'not letting go' of suspicions against Heat

(Newser) - The Cleveland Cavaliers think the Miami Heat violated tampering rules in their pursuit of LeBron James, and they're spending hundreds of thousands of dollars to prove it. Cavs owner Dan Gilbert has hired a Midwestern law firm to investigate the courtship, sources tell Yahoo! Sports . He intends to build up... More »

Take Pity on Meth-Dealing Cameron Douglas

Hollywood life brought 'isolation and loneliness'

(Newser) - There are some downsides to being a celebrity’s son (apparently, it can lead you into drug dealing), but it has its upsides—like all the famous friends who will support you when you’re due to be sentenced for said drug dealing. Cameron Douglas’ famous father, grandfather, and stepmom—... More »

Riley Resigns as Miami Coach

Hall-of-Famer names protege Spoelstra as replacement

(Newser) - On the night of his last game as an NBA head coach, Pat Riley heard the final buzzer, looked straight ahead and briskly walked away. Deep down, he knew it was over. "I didn't have to look back," Riley said. "I know that's behind me." And... More »

Heat End Dismal Season With 113-99 Win Over Hawks

Miami avoids worst record in franchise history

(Newser) - If this was Pat Riley's final game, it was a victorious one. Jason Williams scored 17 points, Mark Blount and Daequan Cook each added 16 and the Heat ended their disappointing season with a 113-99 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday night. Miami finished 15-67, matching the 1988-89 expansion... More »

Heat Roll Past Bulls to End 7-Game Slide

Day after coach enters Hall of Fame, D-League MVP Powell scores 18

(Newser) - Kasib Powell scored a career-high 18 points, leading the Miami Heat to a 95-88 victory over the Chicago Bulls that snapped a seven-game losing streak. Ricky Davis and Chris Quinn each added 16 points as five players scored in double figures for the Heat, the day after coach Pat Riley... More »

Ewing, Olajuwon Head Hoops Hall Class

Riley, Vitale, Dantley among others honored

(Newser) - Dick Vitale cried when he heard he was selected to basketball’s Hall of Fame. The former NBA coach turned college basketball analyst joins Hakeem Olajuwon, Patrick Ewing and Pat Riley, among others, in the Class of 2008. "I can't run, can't jump, can't shoot, but just have had... More »

Heat Hit A New Low

Miami scores fewest baskets in history as Boston's backups romp, 88-62

(Newser) - In a season of ignominy, Miami reached a new level of embarrassment, setting the modern NBA record for fewest baskets scored with 17 in an 88-62 loss in Boston. After jetting to a 27-4 advantage early, the league-leading Celtics trotted out their backups for much of the rest of the... More »

Wade, Heat Finally Taste Victory Again

Guard scores 35 points as Miami breaks 15-game losing streak

(Newser) - The Miami Heat are about as happy as a 9-33 team could be tonight, after Dwayne Wade scored 35 points to lead a charge past the Indiana Pacers 98-96, ending a 15-game losing streak, reports the Associated Press. The streak was the longest in the NBA this season and the... More »

Shaq Scores 17 in Heat Loss to Bobcats

Blazers topple Pistons, Sonics struggle again against Magic

(Newser) - The Heat's struggles continued last night with a 97-91 loss to the Bobcats. Shaq scored 17 points in 25 minutes, but was only one of two Heat players in double figures. "I should play," sputtered furious coach Pat Riley. "I guarantee you I should suit up. I... More »

Minnesota, Miami Swap Head Cases

Heat trade 'Toine for Ricky Davis, add scoring in Wade's absence

(Newser) - The Antoine Walker Era in Miami is over; the Heat have traded the swaggering forward and spare parts in exchange for troubled but talented swingman Ricky Davis and willowy center Mark Blount. Walker's shooting from the bench helped Miami win the NBA title in 2006, but he clashed often with... More »

Hardaway Headed to Heat

Oft-injured former All-Star attempts comeback with Shaq and Co.

(Newser) - Penny Hardaway and his balky 36-year-old knees are headed to Miami after not playing in the NBA for over a year. The ex-All-Star signed a 1-year, $1.2 million deal with the Heat yesterday after turning Pat Riley's head during workouts recently. With once and future teammate Shaquille O'Neal, Haradway... More »

Zo Sticks It Out for 15th Season

Miami agrees on $2.75M for 37-year-old's final round

(Newser) - Alonzo Mourning will play his 15h and last NBA season next year, he announced after a charity game yesterday. The 37-year-old will make $2.75 million for his outro with the Heat, a team he thinks will make a strong bid for a 2008 championship. Mourning put up 8.6... More »

Lamoriello Pulls Another Riley

Devils GM takes his own coach's job for second year in a row

(Newser) - Despite his team's first-place standing in the NHL's Atlantic Division, New Jersey Devils GM Lou Lamoriello has summarily dismissed coach Claude Julien and will coach the team himself for the remainder of the season, which consists of a week and then the playoffs.  This is the second time in... More »

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