Tom Brady had a chance to defuse the Bruce Arians drama on Thursday. He declined.
The Miami Heat are not in control of the Eastern Conference Finals — just two wins from the NBA Finals — without the combination of Jimmy Butler and Goran Dragic. They are the shot creators, the two penetrating into the paint, breaking down the Celtics' defense, then kicking out to shooters. Butler is an All-NBA
The Reds hitter in the deepest slump kept their winning streak going. Jesse Winker hit a three-run homer — one of four off White Sox starter Jonathan Stiever — and Cincinnati extended its surge into playoff contention with a 7-1 win Friday night for its season-high sixth victory in a row. The Reds moved to .500 (26-26) for the first time since Aug. 3.