CHICAGO (AP) -- The Miami Heat posted their ninth straight victory, an 86-67 road victory over the Chicago Bulls. LeBron James continued his torrid play with 26 points on 11 of 15 shooting and pulling down 12 rebounds.
UNDATED (AP) -- There was no eye-catching activity left for NBA trade deadline day, resulting in minor deals Thursday to the disappointment of those hoping for a frenzy of activity. Josh Smith stayed in Atlanta and the Boston Celtics' core stayed together, leaving J.J. Redick as the biggest name to be traded as Orlando shipped the former Duke guard to Milwaukee.
NEW YORK (AP) -- The New York Knicks traded swingman Ronnie Brewer to the Oklahoma City Thunder, opening up a roster spot that will be used to sign veteran forward Kenyon Martin. Team president Glen Grunwald says Martin will be signed to a 10-day contract with the hopes that he could stay with the team for the rest of the season.
MARANA, Ariz. (AP) --Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy, two of the four No. 1 seeds in the 64-man Match Play Championship, both fell on the first full day of competition in Arizona. Charles Howell III beat Woods, 2 and 1, while unheralded Shane Lowry made a par putt on the 18th hole to edge McIlroy, 1-up.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch won the twin 150-mile Budweiser Duel qualifying races and earned spots in Sunday's Daytona 500 field. Harvick is a perfect two-for-two this year at Daytona after winning an exhibition race there last weekend.
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