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.
CHICAGO (AP) – The Chicago Blackhawks have dropped back-to-back games since opening the NHL season 21-0-3. Sam Gagner (GAHN’-yay) scored twice while Edmonton was building a 4-0 lead in the first period of a 6-5 victory at Chicago, ending the Blackhawks’ nine-game home winning streak. Ryan Whitney and Taylor Hall each had a goal and an assist for Edmonton, which vacated the Western Conference cellar by halting a five-game skid.
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.
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.
UNDATED (AP) – The Bengals have re-signed Mike Nugent for two years, preventing the veteran place kicker from becoming a free agent. And a person with knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press the Giants have signed defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins to a three-year contract worth $8 million.