CLEVELAND (AP) – New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony sat out the second half of last night’s 102-97 win at Cleveland after injuring his right knee. Anthony entered the game tied with Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant for the NBA scoring lead at 28.6 points a game before scoring six points on 1-of-5 shooting. Anthony said he underwent an MRI a couple of days ago and wasn’t sure if he’ll play in tomorrow’s road game against the Pistons.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Dwyane Wade had 32 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists as the Miami Heat beat Minnesota 97-81 for their team-record 15th consecutive win. LeBron James chipped in 20 points and 10 boards in 35 minutes despite being listed as a game-time decision with a twisted left knee. The winning streak has allowed the Heat to open a seven-game lead over Indiana in the Eastern Conference.
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) – Quarterback Joe Flacco (FLAK’-oh) has signed a six-year, $120.6 million contract with the Baltimore Ravens that makes him the highest paid player in NFL history. The deal for the Super Bowl winning quarterback guarantees him $52 million.
UNDATED (AP) – Gonzaga (gahn-ZAG’-uh) has made an historic climb to the top of the Associated Press college basketball poll. It’s the first time the Bulldogs have been ranked No.1. Gonzaga, which is 29-2, picked up 51 first-place votes to vault over Indiana, which dropped to No. 2. Duke, Kansas and Georgetown round out the top five.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) – The NHL has suspended Buffalo forward Patrick Kaleta (kah-LET’-uh) for five games without pay for shoving Rangers forward Brad Richards into the board from behind in New York’s win last night. Kaleta was assessed a major penalty for boarding and a game misconduct. The league took into account that Richards was shaken up but returned. The league also noted Kaleta had been suspended twice before in his career.