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Miami Heat need to honor LeBron James on Christmas Day, then move on — Yes, the Miami Heat are going to do it. Even after he turned his back on the franchise after four consecutive trips to the NBA Finals. Even after he gave every indication he would be returning as a free agent. Even after he defected from South Beach to Lake Erie.
Dec 20, 2014

Sunday notes on a Saturday: Honor LeBron on Thursday . . . then move on. Plus: Rondo, Ray and more.

Does Hassan Whiteside deserve more of a look from Miami Heat? — A: I agree that it is nice to have young, active length. Chris Andersen does what he can, but you can see that he is limited, and starting minutes are a stretch at this stage of his career.
Dec 20, 2014

Does Whiteside deserve more of a look? Latest "Ask Ira" at plus more.

Miami Marlins awaiting Dan Haren's decision — The Marlins acquired two players from the Los Angeles Dodgers last week, but they remain unsure whether one of them ever will wear their jersey. President of Baseball Operations Michael Hill Friday said the club continues to await word from right-hander Dan Haren about his future plans.

What you missed: Top stories from the Sun Sentinel's Broward breaking news team — My reporter colleagues on the Sun Sentinel's Broward breaking news team -- Tonya Alanez (@tAlanez); Mike Clary (@MikeClary) ; Emily Miller (@EmilyBethMiller); Erika Pesantes (@E Pesantes) and Wayne Roustan ( @WayneRoustan ) -- filed some excellent stories this week that were popular with readers.
Dec 19, 2014

RT @LindaTrischitta: What you missed: Top stories this week from the Sun Sentinel's Broward breaking news team

Ira Winderman on Washington Wizards at Miami Heat — Observations from Friday night's 105-103 loss to the Washington Wizards at AmericanAirlines Arena: -- Good job. -- Good effort. -- But too shaky at the finish. -- Not that Dwyane Wade didn't give it as much as he could. -- But the late turnovers stung. -- By Wade.
Dec 19, 2014

Winderman's View: The Heat find yet another lineup, unearth Hassan Whiteside, but still can't locate a victory.

Dwyane Wade's 28 not enough as Miami Heat fall to Washington Wizards — This did not have the look of a team that entered 4-8 at home, coming off a home humiliation at the hands of the going-nowhere Utah Jazz. This also did not have the look of a team that lost the previous matchup between these teams by 21 points.
Dec 19, 2014

This time at least a competitive effort at home for the Heat, which says plenty about where they stand without Bosh.

Early Cuban Refugees In Miami Were Model Of Success — Cubans fleeing Fidel Castro's Communist regime washed into South Florida in three major waves. The first wave of refugees began fleeing Cuba immediately after Castro's forces drove President Fulgencio Batista into exile on Jan. 1, 1959.

Washington Wizards play Miami Heat at AmericanAirlines Arena — A look at the starting lineups, inactives, referees and a pregame note of note for Friday's 7:30 p.m. game between the Heat and Wizards at AmericanAirlines Arena (TV: Sun Sports. Radio: 790-AM, 104.3-FM, 106.3-FM, 710-AM-Spanish), with Bosh, McRoberts again out, Birdman , Chalmers starting.
Dec 19, 2014

For starters: A look at lineups, inactives, referees and pregame note of note for Heat-Wizards 7:30 p.m. (Sun Sports)

Send free calls from Santa with Google Santa Tracker — Ho-ho-hold the line! Santa is calling. Dial up some fun this holiday by sending a free, personalized call or email from the jolly big guy himself, compliments of Google's Kris Kringle makes the calls to good boys and girls from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Dec 19, 2014

Free call or email from Santa with Google Santa Tracker - Ho-ho-hold the line!

Judge on trial: Guilty verdict for Cynthia Imperato on DUI and reckless driving charges — Broward Circuit Judge Cynthia Imperato sat in a Palm Beach County courtroom Friday and heard the jury's verdict come back against her: Guilty of DUI and reckless driving charges. After a three-day trial, the 57-year-old veteran judge was convicted of the accusations that have followed her since her Nov.
Dec 20, 2014

While appealing DUI conviction, Broward Judge Cynthia Imperato must test for alcohol use 1x a week & can't drive

Religious leaders in South Florida start planning as gay marriage draws nearer — The likely end of Florida's same-sex marriage ban will be the beginning of new challenges for South Florida's spiritual leaders. For many Christian leaders, the choice of whether or not to hold such ceremonies is hardly a choice at all. The tenets of the Roman Catholic Church and many evangelical and mainline Protestant faiths make it an impossibility.
Dec 19, 2014

Church leaders have begun planning for same-sex weddings in Florida:…

Cross-dressing robber strikes at Deerfield store — The armed robber may have worn a wig and carried a purse, but she was no lady. She was a he. According to the Broward Sheriff's Office, it was a man dressed like a woman who pulled a gun on two clerks at the Deerfield Beach Dollar General store and demanded cash and cigarettes.
Dec 19, 2014

The armed robber may have worn a wig & carried a purse, but she was no lady. Recognize him?

Probation, no jail, for former Broward School Board member Stephanie Kraft — Former Broward School Board member Stephanie Kraft left the Broward courthouse late Friday morning a free woman - with strings attached. Kraft, who was found guilty of official misconduct a week ago, was handed a big break by Broward Circuit Judge Matthew Destry, who sentenced her to five years of probation and 20 hours a week of community service - to be performed at a Legal Aid office.

Plantation woman excels at World Food Championships in Las Vegas — Carol White's love of cooking took her to the 2014 World Food Championships in Las Vegas, and the Plantation resident finished fourth in the recipe category. She was one of more than 400 competitors who were judged on the EAT method: Execution, appearance and taste.

Davie's Forest Ridge community hosts Holly Day Parade — Davie's Forest Ridge community continued a festive town tradition with the recent Holly Day Parade. This marked the 15th annual event for chairwoman Kitty Preziosi and husband Bob. The parade featured more than 40 entities, and Billy the Marlin served as grand marshal aboard a boat pulled by a truck.

Freebie Friday: Free Starbucks in January, $10 off Visa gift cards, Apple iPhone 6 for $129 — If you're holiday shopping (there's only 5 shopping days left!) I've got a sleigh full of savings for you. First, save $10 on Visa gift cards at Publix with a coupon good through Christmas Eve, get free Starbucks coffee next month with purchase of a holiday tumbler.

Miami Heat: A healthy Dwyane Wade has been bright spot of slow start to the season — Dwyane Wade wanted no part in any type of celebration. He had just finished his highest scoring game in four years, yet this was no time for a pat on the back. Disappointment filled his voice after the Heat -on their home court - were outclassed by the struggling Utah Jazz on Wednesday night at AmericanAirlines Arena.

Baby boy's heart transplant a first for Hollywood hospital — He may be too young for two front teeth, but not a healthy human heart. Eleven-month-old Kaiden Bracken traded his mechanical heart for a real beating one last week, just in time for Christmas. The life-saving procedure came after an eight-month hospital stay while waiting for a donor.

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Dec 18, 2014

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