Tuesday, February 16, 2010

News Flashes: February 16, 2010

February 16, 2010

Miami Heat
  • The Miami Heat take the court tonight against the Philadelphia 76ers at Oracle Arena, tipoff is at 7:00 PM EST. Just one game under .500, Miami hopes to break even tonight and work their way back up the Eastern Conference standings; they currently hold the 7th seed. 
  • Dwyane Wade earned his first ever All-Star MVP award after posting 28 points, 11 assists and 5 steals in front of a record-breaking crowd of over 108,000 spectators. Wade now adds another accolade under his belt and continues to prove that he is part of the NBA's elite stars.

Florida Marlins
  • The Florida Marlins and Cody Ross, unable to reach an agreement on a contract dispute, head to arbitration to determine Ross' paycheck for the upcoming season. Ross is asking for $4.45 million as opposed to the Marlins $4.2 million offer.
  • The Marlins had avoided arbitration with a host of other players, including Dan Uggla and Jorge Cantu, but were unable to prevent an arbitration-free offseason.

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