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Heat blow out Nets in 2nd half, win 105-85

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Heat blow out Nets in 2nd half, win 105-85

NEW YORK (AP) LeBron James had 24 points, nine rebounds and seven assists, and the Miami Heat blew out Brooklyn in the second half for a 105-85 victory Wednesday night, their 13th in a row over the Nets.

Dwyane Wade added 21 points and Chris Bosh had 16 for the Heat, who outscored the Nets 56-36 in the second half after it was tied at halftime.

In their first game since falling in double overtime Sunday at Boston, the Heat made sure this would be a much easier night. James, Wade and Bosh were all on the bench long before the end, and Miami shot 52 percent from the field and made 11 of 19 3-pointers.

Brook Lopez, chosen to his first All-Star team Wednesday, scored 21 points for the Nets, who had their eight-game home winning streak snapped.

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Newest Redskin Chase Young adds another award to his already impressive résumé

Newest Redskin Chase Young adds another award to his already impressive résumé

The awards just keep coming for Chase Young.

The Redskins first-round pick was named Ohio State's Male Athlete of the Year, the school announced on Friday.

Young's honor is just the latest award of many that the pass rusher has earned following his stellar junior season with the Buckeyes. The 21-year-old finished his final collegiate season with a nation-leading 16.5 sacks in just 12 games, earning Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year and Bednarik Award (given to the country's best defensive player) honors.

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Additionally, the pass rusher was named a Heisman Trophy finalist this past December, becoming just the ninth defensive player since 1982 to be named a finalist for the award.

Young becomes the second Buckeye-turned-Redskin to win Ohio State's Male Athlete of the Year award in as many years, as quarterback Dwayne Haskins earned the honor in 2018-19.

Congratulations to Young and his family on the outstanding achievement.

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There's one underrated part of Dwayne Haskins' game that Redskins OC Scott Turner really likes

There's one underrated part of Dwayne Haskins' game that Redskins OC Scott Turner really likes

While their interactions are happening through a screen instead of face-to-face in a meeting room, new Redskins offensive coordinator Scott Turner can feel how Dwayne Haskins is soaking up the offense he'll be asked to run in 2020.

That, along with the quarterback's imposing size and natural arm strength, has Turner confident about what Haskins can do in his second season in the league.

Those aren't the only reasons why Turner is optimistic, though. Aside from Haskins' mental progress and obvious-to-everyone-on-the-planet physical traits, there's something far less pronounced about the 23-year-old's game that Turner really likes.

During a Zoom call with reporters earlier this week, the coach had a chance to identify that skill.

"You look at him stand in the pocket, he doesn’t need a lot of space to operate," Turner told the media. "That was one of the first things that I looked at when I got the job. Looking at Dwayne’s pass reps and how he operated in those tight pockets. His eyes stayed downfield. He was able to push the ball down the field in those 20, 30, 40-yard throws with velocity."

A lot of times with college passers, Turner explained, they have acres of grass between them and the closest pass rusher. With the way Haskins dominated at Ohio State, that was certainly true at times for him.

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However, while some of those signal callers have trouble adjusting to the increased traffic around them as a pro, Haskins actually handled it quite well. In fact, Turner's evaluation of the former first-rounder in that area was one of the more complimentary reviews the new regime has offered up about him in the last few months. 

"You are going to make money in this league by standing in there and making throws down the field when it is tough," Turner said. "He has shown enough of that. His eyes aren’t going to go down, and he is not going to look at the defensive line. He is going to hang in there and execute the throws down the field.”

With Haskins, his raw numbers as a rookie aren't the most promising. But the raw numbers also don't necessarily account for the coaching change he had to deal with, the weak group of targets he had to throw to and the slew of other issues that made his job difficult.

So, instead of projecting what he can be in the future for the Redskins based on those stats, it's important to look closer at some of the smaller tools he exhibited. That's what Turner's doing when it comes to the QB's presence in the pocket. And if Turner's that pleased with what he's seeing, that's very encouraging.

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