Even with restrictions, swimsuit wars heat up

FILE – American Olympic medalists Amanda Beard, left, Natalie Coughlin, right, and Michael Phelps pose in Speedo “LZR Racer” swimsuits during a news conference introducing the suits in New York, Feb. 12, 2008. The iconic LZR Racer, the swimsuit that Michael Phelps wore while winning eight golds medals at the Beijing Olympics, is still revered…

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Heat bring back Dru Smith on two-way deal

FILE–Dru Smith #9 of the Miami Heat jumps for a layup over Oshae Brissett #12 of the Boston Celtics during the first quarter at TD Garden on October 27, 2023 in Boston, Massachusetts. Maddie Schroeder/Getty Images/AFP MIAMI — Dru Smith is back with the Miami Heat, with the injured guard agreeing Monday to a two-way…

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Pat Riley says Heat not sure on Jimmy Butler extension

Miami Heat’s Jimmy Butler looks on during the NBA basketball play-in tournament game against the Philadelphia 76ers, Wednesday, April 17, 2024, in Philadelphia. The 76ers won 105-104.(AP Photo/Chris Szagola) MIAMI — If Jimmy Butler wants to see more pay, Pat Riley will want to see more play. And in simple terms, that is the entry…

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Heat rookie Jaime Jaquez out of Game 5 with hip injury

Miami Heat forward Jaime Jaquez Jr. celebrates after a play during the second half of an NBA basketball play-in tournament game against the Chicago Bulls, Friday, April 19, 2024, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) MIAMI — The Miami Heat will be without yet another starter when they face an elimination game in Boston on Wednesday…

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Jimmy Butler ‘working,’ but no timetable for Heat return

Miami Heat’s Jimmy Butler, right, gets treatment on his right knee from the training staff during the first half of the team’s NBA basketball play-in tournament game against the Philadelphia 76ers, Wednesday, April 17, 2024, in Philadelphia. The 76ers won 105-104. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola) MIAMI — Jimmy Butler says he wants to play in the…

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Celtics roll past Heat for 2-1 lead

Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum (0) goes up for a shot against Miami Heat forward Nikola Jovic (5) during the first half of Game 3 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series, Saturday, April 27, 2024, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) MIAMI — For two days, the Boston Celtics lamented getting beaten on their home…

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Celtics’ Jayson Tatum OK after collision late in win over Heat

Miami Heat forward Caleb Martin, behind center, fouls Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum, front center, in front of Celtics guard Jaylen Brown (7) in the second half of Game 1 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series, Sunday, April 21, 2024, in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne) BOSTON — The Celtics were winding down an NBA…

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Heat guard Jimmy Butler injures knee in play-in loss

Miami Heat’s Jimmy Butler, right, gets treatment on his right knee from the training staff during the first half of the team’s NBA basketball play-in tournament game against the Philadelphia 76ers, Wednesday, April 17, 2024, in Philadelphia. The 76ers won 105-104. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola) PHILADELPHIA — Miami guard Jimmy Butler says he will need an…

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Sixers rally to beat Heat, book playoff clash with Knicks

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA – APRIL 17: Bam Adebayo #13 of the Miami Heat and Kelly Oubre Jr. #9 of the Philadelphia 76ers challenge for the ball during the second quarter of the Eastern Conference Play-In Tournament at the Wells Fargo Center on April 17, 2024 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees…

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Jimmy Butler lifts Heat over Rockets in Tyler Herro’s return

Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler, right, dribbles the ball as Houston Rockets forward Jabari Smith Jr. defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, April 5, 2024, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith) HOUSTON — Jimmy Butler scored 22 points, and Bam Adebayo had 18 points and 12 rebounds to help the…

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