Monday, July 23, 2018
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NBA

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.

Golf

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.

Autos

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.

ET CETERA

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.

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Sports on TV/radio for Monday, July 23

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