In brief: James, Heat hold off Magic in overtime

NBA: LeBron James had 36 points, 11 assists and eight rebounds, and Chris Bosh scored 22 points to help the Miami Heat slip past the Magic 112-110 in overtime Monday in Orlando, Fla.

James scored eight points in overtime, including two free throws that clinched it with 1.5 seconds left.

Nikola Vucevic had 20 points and set a team record with 29 rebounds as Orlando lost its sixth straight. The previous record was 28 rebounds by Shaquille O’Neal in 1993.

Spurs clamp down on Nets: Tony Parker had 20 points and the San Antonio Spurs held the visiting Brooklyn Nets to only five points in the third quarter en route to a 103-73 win.

Kings’ Evans seeks second opinion: Sacramento Kings guard Tyreke Evans is getting a second opinion on his sore left knee that has kept him out of 12 games this season.

UConn takes top spot in latest poll

Women’s basketball: Connecticut took over No. 1 in the Associated Press poll after routing Stanford.

Coach Geno Auriemma’s team had 37 first-place votes, while second-ranked Baylor got the other three.

Duke moved up to third while Stanford fell to fourth. Notre Dame was fifth. Notre Dame is followed by Kentucky, California, Maryland, Penn State and Georgia.

Orange net Boeheim career-win No. 902

Men’s basketball: Michael Carter-Williams scored a career-high 18 points and added 13 assists, and No. 7 Syracuse (12-1) earned a 96-62 win over Central Connecticut State (4-7) in Syracuse, N.Y., to give coach Jim Boeheim his 902nd career win.

Boeheim tied Bob Knight for second all-time in victories among Division I men’s coaches. Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski leads with 939.

No. 9 Minnesota tops No. 18 Michigan State: Andre Hollins had 22 points and six assists and Rodney Williams added 15 points and six rebounds to lift No. 9 Minnesota (13-1, 1-0 Big Ten) to a 76-63 victory over No. 18 Michigan State (11-3, 0-1) in Minneapolis.

• Temple earns 1,800th win: Temple won the 1,800th game in its program’s history, becoming the sixth school to reach that milestone, by defeating Bowling Green 75-57 in a nonconference game in Philadelphia.

Only Kentucky, Kansas, North Carolina, Duke and Syracuse have more wins than the Owls.

• Duke a runaway No. 1: For the third straight week, Duke is the runaway No. 1 in the Associated Press Top 25, and for the first time in 16 years Minnesota is in the top 10.

The Blue Devils received all but two first-place votes from the 65-member media panel. The next five teams – Michigan, Arizona, Louisville, Indiana and Kansas – held their places from last week. Syracuse, Ohio State, Minnesota and Gonzaga round out the top 10.

Wozniacki, Stosur out at Brisbane

Tennis: Kazakhstan qualifier Ksenia Pervak upset Caroline Wozniacki 2-6, 6-3, 7-6 (1) in the opening round of the Brisbane (Australia) International.

No. 9-ranked Samantha Stosur was also upset, losing 7-6 (4), 7-5 to No. 41 Sofia Arvidsson of Sweden.

Bertens upsets Kuznetsova: Svetlana Kuznetsova lost to unseeded Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands 7-6 (6), 6-2, 7-5 in the ASB Tennis Classic in Auckland, New Zealand.

U.S. hockey juniors rout Slovakia

Miscellany: The United States routed Slovakia 9-3 in Ufa, Russia, to advance to the quarterfinals of the world junior hockey championships.

Cole Bardreau opened the scoring in the fourth minute before Slovakia’s Matus Matis tied it 14 seconds later. The U.S. built an overwhelming lead, with two goals each from Vince Trocheck and John Gaudreau.

The U.S. will play the Czech Republic on Wednesday.

Canada stayed in first place in Group B by downing Russia 4-1.

• Kuck, Lamb win all-round titles: Jonathan Kuck claimed the men’s all-round title and Maria Lamb took the women’s title on the final day of the U.S. Long Track speedskatingchampionships in Kearns, Utah.

Kuck totaled 151.723 points after winning the 10,000 meters in 13 minutes, 15.27 seconds. Lamb won the women’s all-round title with 151.723 after claiming the 5,000 with a time of 7 minutes, 10.34 seconds.

• College Football Hall of Fame set to break ground: Groundbreaking for the new College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta will be Jan. 28 and the facility is scheduled to open in the fall of 2014.


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