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LeBron seals OT win as Heat slip by Magic

LeBron seals OT win as Heat slip by Magic

ESPN.com Updated Dec 31, 2012
LeBron James had 36 points, 11 assists and eight rebounds, and Chris Bosh scored 22 points to help the Miami Heat slip past the Orlando Magic 112-110 in overtime Monday.
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  • Rob Ninkovich appears to have avoided serious injury

    Rob Ninkovich appears to have avoided serious injury

    profootballtalk.com Dec 31, 2012
    The Patriots had a pretty successful day against the Dolphins on Sunday, shutting out the visitors from Florida 28-0 and getting tight end Rob Gronkowski some game action before the playoffs. The only black mark on the day was a hip injury suffered by d…
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  • Reggie Bush: 'Hopefully I'll be back'

    Reggie Bush: 'Hopefully I'll be back'

    ESPN.com Dec 31, 2012
    Running back Reggie Bush isn't sure if he’s played his last game with Miami Dolphins (7-9). His two-year contract with Miami ended with Sunday’s regular-season finale against the New England Patriots. Bush, who led Miami in rushing with 986 yards, is
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  • Gregg Popovich on resting Spurs starters vs. Knicks: ‘I’ve done…

    Gregg Popovich on resting Spurs starters vs. Knicks: ‘I’ve done it before, and I’ll do it again, I’m sure’

    yahoo.com Dec 31, 2012
    It's been just over a month since San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich decided, mere hours before a marquee nationally televised matchup with the defending NBA champion Miami Heat, to send four of his top five players back to Texas so that they c…
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  • Chandler to have surgery next week

    Chandler to have surgery next week

    buffalobills.com Dec 31, 2012
    Bills TE Scott Chandler tore his ACL in the Week 16 loss to the Dolphins and was placed on injured reserve just days later. With the swelling now subsided Chandler has been scheduled for surgery. Chandler will have surgery to repair his torn ACL next we…
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  • Monta Ellis says the only difference between him and Dwyane Wad…

    Monta Ellis says the only difference between him and Dwyane Wade is ‘more wins and two championship rings’ (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com Dec 31, 2012
    On Saturday, in the hours before his Milwaukee Bucks downed the Miami Heat in a nicely-tuned home win, Bucks guard Monta Ellis seemed curiously out of tune. When asked to compare himself to Dwyane Wade — the player that notched 24 points on 10-19 shooti
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  • Joe Philbin: Free agency on the table

    Joe Philbin: Free agency on the table

    miamiherald.com Dec 31, 2012
    There is a false narrative in the Dolfan community that because coach Joe Philbin came from the Green Bay Packers, he wants the Dolphins run like the Green Bay Packers, particularly when it comes to building the team. The idea is that because Green Bay …
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  • Trindon Holliday Is 16-0

    Trindon Holliday Is 16-0

    deadspin.com Dec 31, 2012
    The NFL's shortest player is also its winningest. Return specialist Trindon Holliday just completed a perfect regular season, 5-0 with Houston, 11-0 with Denver, and he joins an exclusive club featuring the rosters of the 1972 Dolphins and the 2007 Patr…
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  • Report: Jeff Ireland safe in Miami

    Report: Jeff Ireland safe in Miami

    There hasn’t been too much speculation about big changes to the Dolphins organization this offseason and it sounds like there’s no smoke on that front because there’s no fire. Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reported Monday that owner Stephen R
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  • Monday morning one-liners

    Monday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com Dec 31, 2012
    Bills RB C.J. Spiller squeezed in one more big play before the end of the season. Dolphins RB Reggie Bush wound up 14 yards shy of 1,000 for the season. The Patriots’ offensive line put together a stronger game than in recent weeks. Said Jets CB Antonio
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  • Seven-step drop: Dolphins' future

    Seven-step drop: Dolphins' future

    ESPN.com Dec 31, 2012
    The 2012 regular season is in the books. Here are seven notes and observations from Week 17: The finale was ugly, but fans should not be down on the Miami Dolphins. Miami didn't show up in a 28-0 loss to the New England Patriots. But this is a team that…
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  • Losing season over, winning offseason must begin

    Losing season over, winning offseason must begin

    miamiherald.com Dec 31, 2012
     FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Reggie Bush sumed it up best: “We just didn’t make enough plays, that pretty much sums up our season.” Indeed, the Dolphins are a team of players that don't make enough plays. The team lacks playmakers. And that, I write in my
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  • Video - Nikola Vucevic's Performance Comes In Loss To Heat 01:35

    Nikola Vucevic's Performance Comes In Loss To Heat

    Dec 31
    Nikola Vucevic grabs 29 boards and scores 20 points in Magic's OT loss to Heat.

Sports Columnists

  • Don Banks: Rollercoaster ride had run its course for Bears' Smith; more Sn…

    Dec 31
    Musings, observations and the occasional insight as we take in the furiously fast firing fest that was Black Monday in the NFL...
  • Peter King: Show-stopping Peterson highlights better-than-expected Week 17

    Dec 31
    What a regular season. What a year. What a Sunday.
  • John Clayton's mailbag: Chuck the tuck rule

    Dec 31
    The tuck rule came up three times in the final week of the regular season. It's time to get rid of it.