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Wade returns to Heat, won't dwell on suspension

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Wade returns to Heat, won't dwell on suspension

MILWAUKEE (AP) Dwyane Wade is back with the Miami Heat and he doesn't want to dwell on his one-game suspension for flailing his leg and making contact with a Charlotte player.

Wade returned to the team Saturday night after missing Friday night's 109-99 loss at Detroit due to a suspension imposed by the NBA.

``I just want to move on from it,'' Wade said about an hour before the Heat played the Milwaukee Bucks. ``You can't hold on to something like that. Things happen. I followed the rules and stayed away and now I'm back. I'll move on and try to help my team get back on another winning streak.''

Wade stayed in his hotel room in Detroit and watched the game on television.

``It's weird watching your own team on TV in a hotel room when you're not injured and you can't play,'' he said. ``I had to do it. I wish we would have won the game, but we didn't.''

Wade said he was glad the team was able to play the next night so he didn't feel as though he missed too much time.

``I'm excited to play,'' he said. ``I only got one day off compared to everybody else. I'll take it and hopefully I'll come out tonight and get back in the groove early on like I was before I was out.''

Miami coach Eric Spoelstra said the team would count more on Wade against the Bucks since it was playing its second game in two nights.

``Coming off a loss and it's a back-to-back and guys played more minutes than we probably anticipated, we're going to need a spark from him,'' Spoelstra said.

Wade played college ball at Marquette, located about 10 blocks west of the Bradley Center.

``He's very familiar with this part of the country,'' Spoelstra said. ``So, hopefully he can give us that spark we need.''

Spoelstra said he felt Wade would ``be thinking more team-oriented tonight. We all felt bad about what happened that he had to miss a game, but now we need him.''

Wade said he thought he was playing well before the suspension.

``I was in the flow,'' he said. ``I want to get back into that flow but I' m not going to force it. I'm going to continue to play the way I've been playing.''

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NFL plans to re-air the entire 2019 season on the RedZone channel

NFL plans to re-air the entire 2019 season on the RedZone channel

Missing football? So are we, and the NFL has come up with a plan to fix that.

The league announced Friday that for the next 17 days starting on Monday, April 6, the NFL RedZone channel will re-air each week of the 2019 season, as fans will get to re-live the entire experience of each Sunday this past fall.

Broadcasts will begin with Week 1 on Monday and carry on through April 22, the day before the NFL Draft. Week 2 will be shown on Tuesday, Week 3 on Wednesday, and so on.

The seven-hour program will begin at three different times each day: 8 a.m., 3 p.m., and 10 p.m. on the NFL RedZone channel. 

This move comes just a couple of weeks after the NFL made their premium streaming service, NFL Game Pass, free to all fans through May 31.

With everyone expected to remain inside across the country due to the coronavirus pandemic, the NFL has come up with a solid way to pass the time.

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Mystics' Elena Delle Donne, Wizards Japanese Media each named finalists for Shorty Awards

Mystics' Elena Delle Donne, Wizards Japanese Media each named finalists for Shorty Awards

Outside of her exceptional play on the court, winning an MVP and WNBA title in 2019, Mystics superstar Elena Delle Donne could come home with a different kind of hardware this summer. 

Delle Donne's video highlighting her achievement joining basketball's elite 50-40-90 club, is a finalist for a Sports Shorty Award. The Shortys is an annual award show recognizing those produce real-time, short-form content across multiple social media platforms. 

The 50-40-90 club consists of players who've shot over 50% from the field, 40% from three and 90% from the free-throw line over the course of an entire season. Delle Donne shot 51.5% from the floor, 43% from three and 97.4% on her free throws in 2019 and became the first player in WNBA history to join the exclusive club.

Only eight NBA players have ever posted 50-40-90 shooting numbers, and Delle Donne's video rightfully equates her accomplishment to the men. 

It doesn't stop there for DC basketball's representation at the Shorty Awards. 

Wizards Japanese Media is also a finalist for a Sports Shorty following its first season on the NBA beat. After the Wizards drafted Japanese-born Rui Hachimura ninth overall in the 2019 NBA Draft, they also launched a website, twitter account and mobile app to capture the excitement of a brand new group of fans. 

Both Wizards Japanese Media and Delle Donne are among six finalists for the Sports Shorty category and the winners will be announced during a digital ceremony on May 3. 

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