MIAMI (AP) – The Miami Heat beat Indiana 105-91 last night to run their team-record winning streak to 18 games. Mario Chalmers shot 5-for-6 from three-point range and finished with a team-high 26 points as the Heat tied the seventh-longest winning streak in NBA history. Chris Bosh finished with 24 points and Dwyane (dwayn) Wade added 23 to help the Heat overtime LeBron James’ season-low 13 points.
DALLAS (AP) — Kansas State’s Bruce Weber has been voted the Big 12’s top coach. The All-Big 12 awards were announced last night. Wildcats guard Rodney McGruder joined Kansas stars Jeff Withey and Ben McLemore on the All-Big 12 first team.
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny will undergo surgery to repair a ruptured disk in his lower back. Matheny expects to be back at spring training for Thursday’s game against Atlanta. The 42-year-old Matheny said early in camp that the injury probably traces back to his days as a big league catcher.
UNDATED (AP) – The U.S. has advanced to the second round of the World Baseball Classic by rallying for a 9-4 win over Canada. The Americans trailed 3-2 until Adam Jones laced a two-run double in the eighth inning. Eric Hosmer (HAHZ’-mur) put the game out of reached with a three-run double in the ninth.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) – Corey Perry scored twice in the third period last night to lift the Anaheim Ducks to a 4-2 win over the St. Louis Blues. Bobby Ryan also netted a goal in the period for the Ducks, who tied a franchise record with their 11th straight home victory. Patrik Berglund and Ryan Reaves lit the lamp for the Blues.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Matt Kenseth celebrated his 41st birthday by winning the Kobalt 400, holding off Kasey Kahne (kayn) for his third victory at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Kenseth earned his 25th career victory in just his third start in the Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota after leaving Roush Fenway in the offseason. Pole sitter Brad Keselowski finished third, with hometown driver Kyle Busch in fourth and Dale Earnhardt Jr. fifth.