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6 p.m. report: Analysts concerned with Heat; UM start times; Details on ESPN's U documentary; Stephen Ross concession; Seantrel warning

Couple 6 p.m. items:

Hours away from Game 2 of the Heat series, analysts predictably are expressing concern about the Heat.

TNT analyst and new Warriors coach Steve Kerr told Dan Le Batard's ESPN Radio show, a short time ago, that Miami "looks tired" and expects the Spurs will win the championship.

TNT's Greg Anthony said today: "Miami, while still capable, is probably not as complete as their teams that have won it in the past. The supporting cast is not nearly as supportive.  Very few teams have won back to back championships, very less three in a row. They’re going to have their place in history regardless of this outcome.”

TNT's Reggie Miller, on a conference call, chimed in: “We’re all waiting for the Heat to go into that extra gear. We haven’t seen that extra gear yet. It’s not a light switch that you can turn off and on."

(And, of course, the vulture will be circling -- and by vultures, we means Bill Simmons, Skip Bayless, etc. --- if the Heat loses tonight.)

Please scroll down for another Heat note.

### UM announced the start times today for its first two football home games: The Sept. 6 game against Florida A & M will kick off at 7 p.m. There will be no live TV but ESPN3 will stream it on the Internet... The Sept. 13 game against Arkansas State will start at 3:30 p.m. and air on ESPNU. UM announced previously that its Labor Day night opener at Louisville will air live on ESPN.

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Some Tuesday morning quick hits:

### A few more details have surfaced on ESPN’s second documentary on the University of Miami football program:

ESPN is allotting two hours to the film and is planning to air it this winter. It will pick up where the last one left off – late in the 1990s – and cover the 2001 championship team, the program’s decline, the Nevin Shapiro scandal and more.

UM isn’t thrilled about having anything about the Shapiro story in the film, but the extent to which the NCAA scandal is covered will depend on various factors --- including how many people are willing to be interviewed on the topic. But it’s a big piece of UM’s history in recent years and obviously won’t be ignored.

UM refused to allow current employees to be interviewed for the first “U” documentary. UM said it hasn’t been asked this time around, but it’s still very early in production.

Director Billy Corben and producer Alfred Spellman, who did the first movie, are also doing the second but are not permitted to comment about it, in accordance with ESPN’s policy. They have begun interviewing the program’s stars from the past 20 years.

(FYI: I answer two other UM questions posed by a reader in the comment section below.)

### There’s high optimism that Stephen Ross’ Dolphins stadium renovations will get done in the wake of Ross making more concessions in recent days.

Not only is Ross willing to pay for the entire cost of the upgrades/renovations, but he is no longer asking for a tax break.

The newest twist is Ross is now asking for Miami-Dade County to pay him some of the incremental value for big events that are lured to the stadium (Super Bowls, college football title games) with that payment coming after the event, according to an official involved.

Ross is updating NFL owners today at league meetings in Atlanta. The Dolphins hope the renovations can be finalized in time for them to be a serious player for the 2019 Super Bowl.

### By signing California linebacker Chris McCain this week, the Dolphins now have added at least three rookies who were thrown off their college teams (Liberty’s Walt Aikens – by Illinois; Oklahoma’s Damien Williams and McCain). They also added another, Marist’s Terence Fede, who was suspended a year.

### It would be foolish if Erik Spoelstra doesn’t start Udonis Haslem tonight considering: 1) Shane Battier can’t realistically defend David West again, and LeBron James made clear he prefers not to after opening Game 1 with that assignment.

2) Roy Hibbert has shot just 2 for 12 when guarded by Haslem this season;

3) When Haslem has been on the court with Hibbert this season, Miami has outscored Indiana by five points. The Heat is a minus-12 when Hibbert is on the court and Haslem isn’t.

6:30 p.m. update: Haslem is starting in place of Battier. Greg Oden is inactive.

### Seantrel Henderson said all the predictable things during Bills minicamp, that’s he’s come a long way in his maturity (we’ve heard that before).

Henderson said Buffalo is a good place for him because “there’s not much to do here but work, so no excuse.”

“We’ve talked to Seantrel and he knows that he’s got one shot,” Bills G.M. Doug Whaley told Bills reporters. “We’re saying we’ll give you this one shot. It has nothing to do with us saying this guy is a talented football player; he’s been dealing with some demons. Hopefully those demons are out of his life and why not give somebody — this is America — give somebody a chance.”

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