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Bosh: I didn't hear directly

MIAMI — The relationship between Chris Bosh and the Heat kept disintegrating Friday, with the All-Star saying that team officials did not tell him before going public with their belief that he will not play for them again.

The Heat denied that assertion, with a team spokesman saying that calls, texts and emails to Bosh in the days before team president Pat Riley made that announcement this week were not acknowledged.

The forward's last two seasons ended at the All-Star break because of the discovery of blood clots. He failed a preseason physical and was not cleared by the team to resume basketball activities.


Tie atop leaderboard at LPGA tournament

Mi Jung Hur eagled two of the last three holes for 10-under 63, a course record, and grab a share of the second-round lead with Brooke Henderson in the Reignwood LPGA Classic in Beijing. "I am definitely happy with my round today because 10-under par is my record for my life," Hur said. She and Henderson (66) were at 132. China's Shanshan Feng (65) was a stroke back. Second-ranked Ariya Jutanugarn (75) dropped into a tie for 10th at 6 under, denting her bid to pass world No. 1 Lydia Ko.


Keselowski will start first at rainy Dover

Rain wiped out NASCAR Sprint Cup qualifying at Dover (Del.) International Speedway, leaving points leader Brad Kese­lowski on the pole for Sunday's Citizen Soldier 400. Martin Truex starts second after the field was set by points.

NHRA: Rain wiped out the first day of qualifying at the Dodge Nationals in Reading, Pa.


Boxing: World heavyweight champion Tyson Fury tested positive for cocaine in a sample given last week, ESPN reported. His rematch with former champ Wladimir Klitschko, which had been set for Oct. 29 in Las Vegas, was canceled last week when Fury withdrew.

Times wires



Rowdies (9-8-8) vs. Miami (9-9-8), 7:30, Al Lang Stadium

Online: The Rowdies have a secret number, and it's the key to their playoff push. See

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    WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Lexi Thompson set the tone by rallying from four holes down. The rest of the Americans took it from there and restored their dominance in the Solheim Cup

    Lexi Thompson, left, comes back from four holes down to halve the day’s first singles match with Europe’s Anna Nordqvist to set the tone for the United States.
  2. Rays see the Blake Snell they've been waiting for in win over Mariners

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — It was a one-run game Sunday when the Mariners' Robinson Cano singled with one out in the seventh inning, bringing the dangerous Nelson Cruz to the plate.

    Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Blake Snell (4) throwing in the third inning of the game between the Seattle Mariners and the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. on Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017.
  3. Bucs journal: Demar Dotson (mild groin strain) expected back for opener


    TAMPA — The Bucs got good news Sunday on starting right tackle Demar Dotson, whose MRI exam showed only a mild right groin sprain and who should be back at practice next week.

    Tackle Demar Dotson has only a mild groin strain.
  4. Bucs counting on better health creating better pass rush


    TAMPA — Ask Bucs coaches about the improved depth and health of their defensive line, and they'll look around for a piece of wood to knock on.

    Retired All-Pro defensive end  Simeon Rice, right, the last Buc to have double-digit sacks in a season,  works with defensive end Ryan Russell, who last season was promoted from the practice squad for the second half of the year as injuries piled up. He is competing for a backup job this year.
  5. Rays journal: Jake Faria heads to DL with left abdominal strain

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — RHP Jacob Faria made the trek he didn't want to take after his last start. It was to the trainer's room. The pain in his left abdominal went from nagging to an issue during his start that night in Toronto.

    Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Jacob Faria (34) throwing in the first inning of the game between the Milwaukee Brewers and the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. on Friday, August 4, 2017.