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Is retaining their own potential NBA Draft lottery pick beyond the Miami Heat's means?

sun-sentinel.com — Q: Unless the Heat can make a move for a distributing point guard who can shoot the three and/or a true backup for Dwyane Wade , why not just shut the veterans down, try to develop the young talent, and regain the draft pick?
Jan 25, 2015

Is going for a lottery pick even an option for Heat? Latest "Ask Ira" at bit.ly/1td159p plus more.

Miami Heat forward Luol Deng poised for United Center return vs. Chicago Bulls

sun-sentinel.com — He has faced the Chicago Bulls as a Cleveland Cavalier in Cleveland. And he has faced the Bulls as a member of the Miami Heat at AmericanAirlines Arena. But Sunday at the United Center will be different. Luol Deng will be going back home. For the first time in an opposing uniform.
Jan 24, 2015

RT @IraHeatBeat: After 10 seasons in a Bulls uniform, Deng emotional on the eve of his first game at the United Center as an opponent. bit.ly/1yPxcNk

Jan 24, 2015

After 10 seasons in a Bulls uniform, Deng emotional on the eve of his first game at the United Center as an opponent. bit.ly/1yPxcNk

$2 off at Orchid Adventure Show and Sale in Fort Lauderdale

sun-sentinel.com — Save $2 on admission at the Orchid Adventure Show and Sale at War Memorial Auditorium in Fort Lauderdale from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday through Sunday. Up to four people can use the coupon to save on the $12 admission at the door.
Jan 24, 2015

Coupon to save on admission to Fort Lauderdale Orchid Show & Sale ow.ly/2TP2Vz

Jan 24, 2015

Flashy fugitive detained in Cuba after flaunting riches: bit.ly/15FP2XU

Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh awaiting NBA All-Star Game fates

sun-sentinel.com — The distinction between what coaches say and what they mean has long involved a considerable chasm, unless that coach is Gregg Popovich. So, for what it's worth, consider the words of Hornets coach Steve Clifford before Wednesday's game against the Heat: "I think any time that a team comes in and has Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh, you can sense that the players know that if you're not at your best, you can be embarrassed."
Jan 24, 2015

Sunday notes on a Saturday: Can East coaches possibly select both Wade and Bosh as All-Star reserves bit.ly/1CotM55 plus more.

Can Miami Heat survive without a backup shooting guard?

sun-sentinel.com — Q: After reading your answers to others about trades, are you under the assumption the Heat will make none by the deadline, and only use their injury exception on a marginal player? To me, it feels like a big move is coming. -- Logan, Miami.
Jan 24, 2015

Can Heat survive without a backup shooting guard? Latest "Ask Ira" at bit.ly/1BnwpCx plus more.

Fort Lauderdale airport again cracks top 10 for guns caught

sun-sentinel.com — For the second year in a row, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International ranked among the top 10 airports in the nation for the number of guns intercepted at checkpoints, the Transportation Security Administration reported Friday. Security officers caught 49 guns at the Fort Lauderdale airport in 2014, an increase over the 45 spotted in 2013.
Jan 23, 2015

Fort Lauderdale airport in Top 10 for guns caught at checkpoints -- again sunsent.nl/1yNaiGj pic.twitter.com/ngvgpU4H2n

Jan 23, 2015

• Fort Lauderdale airport in Top 10 for guns caught at checkpoints -- again sunsent.nl/1yNaiGj pic.twitter.com/CPby3NWRay

GM Dennis Hickey says he will fix whatever he has to

Jan 23, 2015

#Dolphins GM Dennis Hickey is committed to fixing whatever he needs to -- "Our goal is to win a championship" sunsent.nl/1Jh9aMt

Jan 23, 2015

Video: #Dolphins GM Dennis Hickey is committed to fixing whatever he needs to -- "Our goal is to win a championship" sunsent.nl/1Jh9aMt

Wawa planning South Florida expansion

sun-sentinel.com — Wawa, the gas station and convenience store chain loved so much that customers have married there, is planning a South Florida expansion beginning in Broward and Palm Beach counties in 2017. South Florida is a natural fit for Wawa because of its dense population and northeastern transplants who know the brand, said Chris Gheysens, president and chief executive.

Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade discusses missing out on NBA All-Star Game start

sun-sentinel.com — Social Media 1. Dwyane Wade 0. And the Miami Heat guard says he's fine with it. After an intensive social-media push north of the border ultimately pushed Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry into an Eastern Conference starting spot for the All-Star Game, Wade said he had moved on from the end of his nine-year running of taking the court at the outset of the annual showcase.
Jan 24, 2015

Dwyane Wade on losing All-Star start to Raptors guard Kyle Lowry, 'They had an unbelievable campaign' bit.ly/1CMmjdV

Jan 23, 2015

Dwyane Wade on losing All-Star start to Raptors' Kyle Lowry, 'They had an unbelievable campaign' bit.ly/1CMmjdV

Ichiro Suzuki, Miami Marlins agree on 1-year deal

sun-sentinel.com — The Miami Marlins' quest for a fourth outfielder has turned up a future Hall of Famer. The club has reportedly agreed to a one-year contract with Ichiro Suzuki, who is attempting to reach 3,000 hits in the major leagues in the twilight of his career.

Ira Winderman on Indiana Pacers ar Miami Heat

sun-sentinel.com — Observations from Friday night's 89-87 victory over the Indiana Pacers at AmericanAirlines Arena: -- Because nothing comes easy for the Heat this season, especially at home. -- Ever. -- Luol Deng might not be the Heat's 3-point shooter of choice, but his fourth-quarter shots came when needed most.
Jan 23, 2015

Winderman's View: Like pulling teeth for the Heat, but with an ill Wade, they find a way to extract a win. bit.ly/15oQtcb

Indiana Pacers play Miami Heat at AmericanAirlines Arena

sun-sentinel.com — Nothing will ever come easy again for the Miami Heat. Hyperbole? Sure. But it's certainly felt that way almost the entire season. Including Friday night at AmericanAirlines Arena, when the Heat led by 21 in the first half, 20 late in the third quarter and survived for an 89-87 victory only when Indiana Pacers guard C.J.
Jan 23, 2015

This one was neither easy nor fun for the Heat, but it's reached the point where it's all about results. bit.ly/15Ewfw7

Freebie Friday: Free chicken, gas, food and more

sun-sentinel.com — Happy Freebie Friday! Stocking up for your Super Bowl Party? I've got savings on everything from $5 off fresh food to free rotisserie chicken and gas at Publix and a whole bunch of free eats at restaurants like Bonefish Grill, Outback and Chipotle. Browse my ginormous list and save away!

Boomers entertainment center closing on Sunday

sun-sentinel.com — The bumper cars will come to rest for the last time Sunday at Boomers, a family entertainment center in Dania Beach. A message on the company's website states that Sunday, Jan. 25, will be its last day of operation. The site lists its closing time as 10 p.m.

Judge to rule on death or life for convicted killer in Dunkin' Donuts robbery case

sun-sentinel.com — James Herard, convicted of two counts of murder and multiple acts of extreme violence in a series of robberies at Dunkin' Donuts stores in 2008, will learn Friday whether he will be sentenced to death or life in prison for the murder of Lauderhill restaurant worker Eric Jean-Pierre.
Jan 23, 2015

James Herard sentenced to death for murder of Eric Jean Pierre in Lauderhill, 2008. fb.me/41M8juJOn

Jan 23, 2015

RT @SunSentinel: Judge to decide whether convicted killer in Dunkin' Donuts robbery case gets death sunsent.nl/15DIfy3 pic.twitter.com/oiClHECTP2

Top tips on how to save more at Target

sun-sentinel.com — Target hooked me with the promise of cheap bedding. I needed a new quilt, and seeing coupons for $10 and $25 off bedding and bath products in the circular for the last two weeks lured me into the store.
Jan 23, 2015

Aim to save more at Target - Target hooked me with the promise of cheap bedding. ow.ly/2TNjBh

Luxury housing: Scottie Pippen's home looking for a buyer

sun-sentinel.com — NBA great Scottie Pippen isn't scoring as well in the real estate market. In September 2007, Pippen listed his 10,000-square-foot Fort Lauderdale mansion for sale at just a hair under $15 million. Almost eight years later, Pippen's palace is still available - for the reduced price of $11.8 million.

Mayo: Gov. Scott stumbles to start second term

sun-sentinel.com — When the history of 21st century Florida is written, one of the great mysteries will be Gov. Rick Scott . As in: How did this guy get elected twice? (I suppose the same thing can be said by detractors of our last two presidents, Barack Obama and George W. Bush .)