MIAMI (AP) - LeBron James is getting ready to enter playoff mode. He shuts off his phone when the postseason begins, eschews social media, and occupies his mind by reading more and talking less. Miami hosts Charlotte on Sunday in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference first-round series.
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) - Gene Fieger won the Senior PGA Professional National Championship yesterday, closing with a 3-under 69 for a six-stroke victory. The 53-year-old Fieger, the PGA director of golf at Hideout Golf Club in Naples, finished at 13-under 275 at PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie and earned $20,000 in the event.
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) - Miami Hurricanes forward James Kelly plans to transfer to a school closer to his home in Michigan. Coach Jim Larranaga said yesterday that Kelly was granted his release by the Hurricanes. The 6-foot-7 Kelly is from Ann Arbor, Mich. He averaged 6.0 points and 3.7 rebounds in 27 games last season.
ATLANTA (AP) - TNT analyst Craig Sager will miss the NBA playoffs as he undergoes treatment for leukemia. A sideline reporter famous for his brightly colored suits, Sager describes the postseason as "my favorite time of year - city to city, round by round, 40 games in 40 nights."
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