MIAMI — Erik Spoelstra has been with the Miami Heat for nearly two decades, and their relationship wont be ending anytime soon. Chidobe Awuzie Jersey . Spoelstra has signed a multiyear extension to remain as coach of the two-time defending NBA champion Heat, the team said Sunday afternoon. The move comes one day after the Heat announced several other front-office moves, including promoting Andy Elisburg to general manager and hiring Juwan Howard as an assistant coach. A person familiar with the talks between the sides, speaking on condition of anonymity earlier Sunday because the deal had not been announced, told The Associated Press that the Heat has never had any intention of letting Spoelstra go. He had one season remaining on his existing contract, a deal that the sides agreed to in 2011. „I want Spo here for a long, long time,“ Heat President Pat Riley said last season. Spoelstra is 260-134 in his first five seasons with Miami, going to the playoffs in each of those years, the NBA finals in each of the last three and winning the title in 2012 and 2013. His resume suggests that hes already well on a Hall of Fame path: Only 12 other men in NBA history multiple championships as a coach, and only seven others have collected rings in back-to-back years. Hes won while helping LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh not only figure out ways to play with one another, but having each of those stars change their game to make everything fit within the Heat system. Last season may have been Spoelstras best coaching job. The Heat rolled through the regular season, winning 27 straight games at one point on the way to a 66-16 record. Then in the playoffs, Miami had to rally from a 1-0 second-round deficit against Chicago and ultimately had to grind out seven-game victories over Indiana in the Eastern Conference finals and San Antonio in the NBA Finals. „Whats overlooked for him is the management of the team,“ Wade told AP last season. „Its not the coaching part of it. Its, Can you manage these egos, these personalities, without having one your damn self? Hes done it.“ Yahoo Sports first reported that Spoelstra and the Heat were nearing a new deal. The Heat power structure remains largely unchanged, even after Elisburg — a Heat original employee — was promoted to GM and the hiring of Howard was part of a slight reshuffling of Spoelstras staff. Riley remains president, Nick Arison remains CEO and Micky Arison remains managing general partner of a team that has not fired a head coach since parting ways with Kevin Loughery in February 1995. Miamis annual media day is Monday. The teams first two training-camp practices of the new season take place Tuesday in the Bahamas. Hired as a video co-ordinator by the Heat in 1995, Spoelstras rise through the ranks has been well-chronicled. He was a scout, an assistant coach, a key part of Stan Van Gundys staff in Miami and then started becoming considered Rileys protege not long after Van Gundy stepped down 21 games into what became a championship season for the Heat in 2005-06. Riley retired for good in 2008, and the Heat didnt wait long before making Spoelstra the head coach. He inherited a 15-win team and improved it by 28 games in his first year. The Heat went back to the playoffs in 2010, then found a way to keep Wade while landing James, Bosh and a slew of other players the following summer on their way to making three straight trips to the NBA Finals. Leighton Vander Esch Jersey . – The RBC Canadian Open will return to Glen Abbey Golf Club next year, marking the 27th time that the national open championship will be played at the Oakville, Ont. Terrell Owens Cowboys Jersey . — The Denver Broncos locked up a shutdown cornerback, only his name wasnt Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie.CLEVELAND — Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona has said all season that Carlos Santana will hit. That faith is finally being rewarded. Santanas leadoff homer in the fourth inning lifted Cleveland to a 4-3 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Monday night and continued a hot June for a hitter who struggled for the first two months. „It was inevitable,“ Francona said. „Hes too good a hitter.“ The win, which was also sparked by Asdrubal Cabreras two-run homer in the first, moved the Indians (36-35) over the .500 mark. Although Santana is hitting .191 for the season, hes batting .333 (13 for 39) with three homers and nine RBIs in June. „The good thing is, its not just singles, hes going to hit home runs and get extra base hits,“ Francona said. „We survived to a point with him really being cold and as hes getting hot its going to help our offence.“ Both home runs came off Jered Weaver (7-6), who lost for the first time in 10 career starts at Progressive Field. Weaver was 6-0 and allowed 11 earned runs in 60 1-3 innings in nine starts at the Indians ballpark going into the game. The Indians managed to win despite having a thin bullpen, forcing starter Trevor Bauer (2-3) to throw 119 pitches — a season high for Cleveland — in 6 2-3 innings. With closer Cody Allen and setup man Bryan Shaw both unavailable after pitching the last three days, Carlos Carrasco worked 2 1-3 innings for his first career save. „Carlos pitched really well, that was a huge lift for us,“ Francona said. „The way he was pitching I didnt want to take him out, and there was no reason to take him out.“ Indians left fielder Michael Brantley left the game in the fifth for precautionary reasons after receiving a blow to the head and neck area while trying to break up a double play in the third. „He banged the side of his head on that slide,“ Francona said. „He passed all the concussion tests, which is good. His neck is a little stiff. Well see how he is when he comes in (Tuesday).“ The Angels have lost four of five since winning five straight. Weaver allowed four runs in six innings. The right-handers 1.64 ERA going into Monday was the lowest in ballpark history with a minimum of 50 innings pitched, acccording to STATS LLC. Tavon Austin Cowboys Jersey. . Weaver had allowed three earned runs in 43 innings over his last six starts in Cleveland before losing Monday. „I know that Ive thrown well in this park but I didnt know that it was that good,“ he said. „Nothing else to say, just cant stay away from the homer.“ Bauer, who pitched around trouble all game, allowed three runs for his first win since May 20 and wasnt bothered by his high pitch count. „I can go 130, 150 or 200,“ he said. „I did that in college. Im used to throwing.“ Carrasco, who was moved to the bullpen last month after pitching poorly as a starter, struck out Howie Kendrick to end the seventh and worked around a walk and a single in the eighth. He retired Mike Trout and Albert Pujols to start the ninth and struck out Josh Hamilton on three pitches to end the game. „I want to help the team whether its starting or in the bullpen,“ Carrasco said. „Right now the bullpen is where I am.“ Cabreras homer gave Cleveland the lead, but Chris Iannetta tied the game with a two-run double in the second. After the Indians went ahead again on Brantleys RBI single in the third, John McDonalds sacrifice fly in the fourth tied the game. Santana homered deep into the seats in right field on a 2-2 pitch. The switch-hitter is 10 for 19 with two homers lifetime against Weaver. Cabreras drive cleared the 19-foot wall in left field. Angels manager Mike Scioscia came on the field to speak with the umpires, but the call was upheld after a crew chief review. McDonald started at shortstop in place of Erick Aybar, who has a sore left hip. Cleveland Cavaliers All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving took batting practice with the Indians and threw out the first pitch. NOTES: Aybar had a pinch-hit single in the eighth. … Francona said RHP Zach McAllister (sore back) will start Thursday. McAllister has been on the 15-day DL since May 22. … LHP Tyler Skaggs (strained right hamstring) will pitch a simulated game Tuesday. … The Indians signed LHP Justus Sheffield, the 31st overall pick in the draft. Sheffield, 18, turned down an offer from Vanderbilt to sign with Cleveland. … Angels RHP Matt Shoemaker (3-1) faces RHP Josh Tomlin (4-3) on Tuesday. Cheap Devils Jerseys Cheap Blue Jackets Jerseys Cheap Hurricanes Jerseys Cheap Maple Leafs Jerseys Cheap Lightning Jerseys Cheap Senators Jerseys Cheap Canadiens Jerseys Cheap Panthers Jerseys Cheap Red Wings Jerseys Cheap Sabres Jerseys Cheap Bruins Jerseys Cheap Islanders Jerseys Cheap Rangers JerseysCheap Flyers Jerseys Cheap Penguins Jerseys ‚ ‚ ‚