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BC-FL--Florida Sports Digest, FL

February 18, 2019

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. _ The game of basketball is not ready yet to say farewell to Dwyane Wade. The Miami Heat standout’s final All-Star weekend is in the books, after four days of testimonials and celebrations of his career. Now, the push to the playoffs begins, and Wade says after some time to refresh he will be ready for the conclusion of his so-called One Last Dance. By Basketball Writer Tim Reynolds. SENT: 950 words, photos


_ HKN--LIGHTNING-BLUE JACKETS. Upcoming: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7:30 p.m.




JUPITER, Fla. _ Jorge Posada talks about his new job as special adviser to his former New York Yankees teammate, Miami Marlins CEO Derek Jeter. By Steven Wine. UPCOMING: 500 words, file photos by 5 p.m. ET. NY EDITING


PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. _ Tampa Bay’s Kevin Kiermaier says his body feels as good as ever and that he’s determined to rebound from a disappointing season marred by injuries. By Fred Goodall. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos by 6 p.m. ET. NY EDITING



DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. _ Jim France told ’em to race and NASCAR’s next generation didn’t disappoint. The Daytona 500 packed an unforeseen punch and featured a feel-good winner who dedicated the victory to his late car owner. By AP Auto Racing Writer Jenna Fryer. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos by 4 p.m.


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