Sports Roundup: Nascar Wreck; NBA, NHL, College Hoops, Golf; 101 year old Marathoner

By: AP
By: AP

PRO BBALL
(AP) -- The Miami Heat have stretched their winning streak to double-digits with a solid game in Philadelphia.
LeBron James posted his 35th career triple-double, providing 16 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds as the Heat blasted the 76ers 114-90. Dwyane (dwayn) Wade chipped in a game-high 33 points for Miami, which improved to 39-14 and maintained its 5 1/2-game lead over Indiana in the NBA's Eastern Conference standings.
Indiana kept pace with the Heat as David West scored 16 points in a 90-72 win over Detroit, completing a home-and-home sweep by the Pacers. Danny Granger made his season debut and scored two points on 1-of-10 shooting in 18 minutes.
In other NBA action, JaVale McGee scored 17 points and Denver ended a four-game road losing skid by downing the Bobcats 113-99 in Charlotte. Ty Lawson had nine of his 20 points in the final quarter.
Al Horford's hook shot with 5.9 seconds remaining lifted the Atlanta Hawks a 103-102 victory over the Milwaukee. Horford had 23 points and 11 rebounds, Jeff Teague also scored 23 and added nine assists, while Devin Harris contributed 21 points for Atlanta.
Bradley Beal scored 21 points and Emeka Okafor (eh-MEK'-uh OH'-kah-fohr) hit the go-ahead free throw with 5.2 seconds left as Washington beat Houston 105-103. Okafor finished with 17 points and 11 rebounds for the Wizards, who overcame the Rockets' 19 three-pointers.
Marreese Speights scored 18 points and Alonzo Gee added 17 in Cleveland's 118-94 rout of Orlando. The Cavaliers put together a pair of 8-0 runs in the fourth quarter to take control and send the Magic to the 28th loss in their last 31 games.

NASCAR
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- The outcome of Saturday's Nationwide Series race at Daytona International Speedway became secondary following a crash that caused injuries to at least 33 spectators.
Regan Smith was leading coming to the checkered flag when he was turned sideways into the wall. Cars began wrecking all over the track, and rookie Kyle Larson's car went sailing into the fence that separates the track from the grandstands. Fans were injured when a tire and other large chunks of debris from Larson's car sailed into the grandstands. Larson said he was fine after the wreck.
Speedway President Joie (JOH'-ee) Chitwood said 14 fans were treated on site, and 14 others were taken to hospitals. Chitwood didn't give any updates on their conditions. Local officials said 19 fans were taken to neighboring hospitals, including two who were in critical condition but were later upgraded to stable.
Chitwood said he's confident the track will be repaired in time for Sunday's Daytona 500 and doesn't anticipate moving any fans from those affected seats. Chitwood said 14 fans were treated on site.
Tony Stewart slid through the wreckage to the win the race.

COLLEGE BBALL
(AP) -- Miami will likely lose its No. 2 ranking when a new AP poll is released Monday. The Hurricanes got hammered on the road by Wake Forest 80-65.
The Canes' first loss in 14 ACC games this season snaps a 14-game winning streak and drops them to 22-4.
C.J. Harris scored a game-high 23 points for the Demon Deacons, who improve to 12-14 with their biggest win under third-year coach Jeff Bzdelik (behz-DEH'-lik).
No. 11 Georgetown beat eighth-ranked Syracuse 57-46. Otto Porter pumped in a career-high 33 points for the Hoyas, who improve to 11-3 in the conference and 21-4 overall. Syracuse drops to 10-4 in the Big East and is 22-5 this season.
The Top-25 schedule included third-ranked Gonzaga's 81-50 pounding of San Diego. Kevin Pangos finished with 18 points and Kelly Olynyk added 17 to help the Bulldogs improve to 14-0 in the West Coast Conference.
Fifth-ranked Florida was a 71-54 winner against Arkansas. Mike Rosario scored 15 points and Patric Young added 14 as the Gators bounced back from one of their two SEC losses.
Ninth-ranked Kansas avenged a stunning loss to TCU just over two weeks ago, crushing the Horned Frogs 74-48. Jeff Withey was high man for the Jayhawks with 18 points. Kansas began the day tied with K-State for the Big 12 lead. The 13th-ranked Wildcats are at Texas tonight.
No. 10 Louisville beat visiting Seton Hall 79-61 for its third straight win following a five-overtime loss to Notre Dame. Gorgui Dieng (GOHR'-gee jehng) scored a career-high 23 points on 10-of-11 shooting, while Russ Smith added 19 points for the winners.
No. 12 Arizona never trailed while beating Washington State 73-56. Kevin Parrom made five of six 3-point attempts while collecting a season-high 19 points for the Wildcats.
No. 13 Kansas State stayed in the race for its first Big 12 regular season championship since 1977 with an 81-69 victory over Texas. Rodney McGruder scored 20 points and the Wildcats shot 9-for-18 from three-point range while improving to 11-3 in the conference, tying them with Kansas for first place.
Fourteenth-ranked Oklahoma State improves to 20-6 with a 73-57 victory over cold-shooting West Virginia. Le'Bryan Nash and Markel Brown scored 16 points apiece to lead five Cowboys players in double figures.
Kendall Williams scored a career-high 46 points and No. 16 New Mexico beat No. 22 Colorado State 91-82, ending the Rams' 27-game home-court winning streak. Williams connected on a Mountain West Conference record 10 3-pointers.
Villanova knocked off No. 17 Marquette behind Darrun Hilliard's 22 points. Hilliard scored 14 points while the Wildcats shot 57 percent in the second half to improve to 9-6 in the Big East.
No. 21 Memphis claimed its second straight Conference USA regular season title by beating Southern Mississippi 89-73. Chris Crawford and Shaq Goodwin scored 19 points each for the winners.
Johnathan Loyd had season highs of 15 points and nine assists to lead No. 23 Oregon to a 77-66 victory over Stanford. Carlos Emory had a team-high 19 points as the Ducks gave coach Dana Altman his 600th career win while keeping their share of the Pac-12 lead.
Troy Daniels scored 19 points and No. 24 VCU overcame a 17-point second-half deficit and beat Xavier 75-71. Rob Brandenberg added 18 points and scored the Rams' final six, including a pair of free throws with 10.8 seconds left that clinched it.

NHL
Wings blank Preds...Worst beats first
(AP) -- The Detroit Red Wings were in serious need of a victory when they took the ice against the Nashville Predators on Saturday. The Wings came away with a 4-0 victory that ends their season-high five-game losing streak.
Niklas Kronwall had a goal and two assists to support Jimmy Howard, who stopped 33 shots in his first shutout of the season. Drew Miller scored the game-winner just over five minutes into the contest.
Also on the ice, Alex Ovechkin (oh-VECH'-kin) collected his 11th career hat trick in the Washington Capitals' 5-1 win over the visiting New Jersey Devils. It's his first three-goal game in more than two years.
Montreal leads the East by two points over three other teams after Carey Price made 17 saves in the Canadiens' 3-0 shutout of the Rangers. Each player on the line of Erik Cole, Alex Galchenyuk (gahl-CHEHN'-yuhk) and Lars Eller had a goal and an assist in the Habs' sixth win in seven games.
Ottawa has a four-game winning streak after beating Toronto 3-2 on Colin Greening's goal with 24 seconds remaining. Mika Zibanejad (zih-BAH'-neh-zhahd) and Erik Condra also scored for the Senators, who got 26 saves from Ben Bishop.
Wayne Simmonds scored a go-ahead goal midway through the third period and Philadelphia beat the visiting Winnipeg Jets 5-3. Brayden Schenn scored two goals for the Flyers, who notched three power-play markers.
Steven Stamkos had a goal and an assist while Tampa Bay was scoring four times in the third period of a 5-2 triumph at Carolina. Benoit Pouliot (POO'-lee-oh), Tom Pyatt and Richard Panik had the other third-period goals as the Lightning took over the Southeast Division lead with their third victory in four games since a six-game skid.
Jamie Benn had a goal and an assist as Dallas downed San Jose 3-1. Cristopher Nilstorp was outstanding in making 31 saves for his first NHL win.
St. Louis won for the first time in six home games as David Perron provided the tiebreaking goal in the third period of a 2-1 win against Columbus. Jaroslav Halak made 18 saves and improved to 16-1-1 in his last 18 home starts during the regular season.
Jordan Eberle (EB'-ur-lee) scored in regulation and in the shootout as Edmonton topped Phoenix 3-2. Sam Gagner (GAHN'-yay) also scored in the shootout and Teemu Hartikainen (TAY'-moo hahr-tih-KY'-nehn) tallied in regulation after the Coyotes built a 2-0 lead.
The Sabres were booed off the ice for the second consecutive home game after Evgeni Nabokov (nah-BAH'-kahv) made 35 saves in the New York Islanders' 4-0 shutout at Buffalo. The game was scoreless until Mark Streit (stryt) and Michael Grabner tallied 55 seconds apart late in the second period.
Los Angeles picked up its third straight win as first-period goals by Dustin Brown and Jeff Carter jumpstarted the Kings past Colorado 4-1. Jonathan Quick turned back 23 shots and blanked the Avalanche until Milan Hejduk (HAY'-dook) scored a power-play goal 1:16 into the third period, less than two minutes before Trevor Lewis notched a short-handed tally to restore the Kings' two-goal lead.

Malkin being checked out
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Reigning NHL MVP Evgeni Malkin is still undergoing tests following a scary crash into the boards during Pittsburgh's 3-1 win over Florida on Friday night. Penguins coach Dan Bylsma has ruled Malkin out for Sunday's game against Tampa Bay. Bylsma declined to elaborate on the nature of what is being called an "upper body" injury but added that Malkin is not hospitalized.

PGA
A Day to celebrate
MARANA, Ariz. (AP) -- Jason Day enjoyed a very successful day at the Match Play Championsihp in Arizona.
Day moved into the semifinals with a 1-up victory over Graeme McDowell after knocking out Bubba Watson 4 and 3 in round three. Watson was the last remaining top-10 seed in the field heading into Saturday's play.
Matt Kuchar (KOO'-chur) advanced to the semifinals with a 3 and 2 win over Robert Garrigus (GAR'-ih-guhs). Ian Poulter beat Steve Stricker 3 and 2 in the quarterfinals and Hunter Mahan (MAY'-han) knocked out Webb Simpson 1-up.
Kuchar will face Day in Sunday's semifinals, while Poulter takes on Mahan. Poulter is 19-3-2 in match play over the last four years. Mahan is trying to join Tiger Woods as the only repeat winners of the tournament.

LPGA
17-year-old in the lead
CHONBURI, Thailand (AP) -- Thai teenager Ariya Jutanugarn is the leader by three shots headed into the final round of the LPGA tournament in her homeland. Last year's top-ranked amateur carded a 2-under-par 70 in round three and is 11-under after 54 holes.
After leading by three strokes after two rounds, Stacy Lewis ballooned to a 76 and is tied for second place with Se Ri Pak (say ree PAHK) and Beatriz Recari, who shot 71 and 72, respectively.

NFL
Former Notre Dame star hits the spotlight in Indy
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Manti Te'o (MAN'-ty TAY'-oh) met with the media at the NFL combine on Saturday, saying he wants everyone to know he's over the embarrassment of an online hoax, and he's ready to focus on football.
The Heisman Trophy runner-up acknowledges he could have done things to avoid a public spectacle.
Nearly two dozen television cameras and a room full of reporters were capturing every word out of Te'o's mouth as he again tried to explain how he was duped into believing a girlfriend that never existed died last fall.
It was the largest group of reporters Te'o has faced since the story broke last month

Oldest marathon runner finishes last race at 101
HONG KONG (AP) -- The world's oldest marathon runner has run his last race at the age of 101.
Fauja Singh finished the Hong Kong marathon's 6.25-mile race Sunday in 1 hour, 32 minutes, 28 seconds.
Singh, a Sikh, wore a saffron turban and sported a flowing white beard.
The Indian-born runner said earlier he would hang up his sneakers after the race in the southern Chinese city.
Singh became the oldest man to run a full marathon at Toronto in 2011. But his record was not recognized by Guinness World Records because he doesn't have a birth certificate to prove his age, only a passport.
Singh, who lives in Britain, said before the race that he was happy he's retiring at the top of his game.


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