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Brian Windhorst on Miami Heat’s free-agency losing streak

The Miami Heat believe in building through free agency and player development, relying on south Florida’s views, weather and tax structure plus a disciplined and deep-rooted organizational support system to drive them. It has been wonderfully successful the past two decades with Pat Riley and his top lieutenant Andy Elisburg making moves, and Erik Spoelstra […]

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Restricted free-agent forward Andre Roberson reaches agreement on three-year, $30 million deal to stay with Oklahoma City

2:44 AM ET Adrian Wojnarowski Royce Young Close ESPN Staff Writer Covers the Oklahoma City Thunder for ESPN.com Restricted free-agent forward Andre Roberson has agreed to a three-year, $30 million contract to stay with the Oklahoma City Thunder, league sources told ESPN. Roberson, 25, preferred a shorter three-year deal over the four years available to […]

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Gene Conley, MLB and NBA champion, dies at 86

BOSTON — Gene Conley, one of the few players in history to win championships in two major professional sports, has died. He was 86. Gene Conley won three NBA titles with the Boston Celtics. Getty Images The Boston Red Sox, for whom Conley played for from 1961 to ’63, say he died Tuesday. Conley helped pitch […]

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Dion Waiters finalizing new deal with Miami Heat

Free-agent guard Dion Waiters has agreed to terms on a four-year, $52 million deal to return to the Miami Heat, league sources tell ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Waiters, 25, turned down a player option worth a little more than $3.2 million to test free agency. Last season, his first in Miami, Waiters averaged 15.8 points per […]