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LeBron nets career-high 61, Heat top Bobcats

Dazzling from inside and out, LeBron James put on the best scoring show of his NBA life Monday night, pouring in 61 points — a career high and franchise record — as the Miami Heat beat the Charlotte Bobcats 124-107.

Quintana goes 3 innings as White Sox top Royals

Jeremy Guthrie gave up four hits and three runs — all on Andy Wilkins' homer — in two innings in his first spring outing. He set down the White Sox in order in the second and threw 34 pitches in all.

Manning passes physical

NFL Quarterback Peyton Manning passed a medical exam on his surgically repaired neck Monday, confirming his fitness to participate in the 2014 football season. The exam was required by Manning's $20 million contract with the Denver Broncos, according to a source with knowledge of the results.

Astros prospect checks drug struggle

Jon Singleton is considered the top first base prospect in baseball. And for the first time, he's opening up publicly about his battle with an addiction to marijuana and a monthlong stay at a rehabilitation center.

Jhonny Peralta homers twice against the Detroit Tigers, his former team

Jhonny Peralta homered on the first pitch he saw Monday, but the Cardinals fell 8-5 to the Detroit Tigers.

MLB's expanded replay gets first test; calls upheld

The first spring training test of baseball's expanded instant replay system has gotten off to a smooth start.

St. Louis Blues acquire Ryan Miller, Steve Ott

Once the shock and emotions of leaving Buffalo and the Sabres began to wear off, goalie Ryan Miller began looking forward to the challenge he and Steve Ott will face in living up to the St. Louis Blues' expectations.

Lance Lynn aims for another 200-inning season with Cardinals

St. Louis pitcher Lance Lynn says he hasn't experienced any ill effects following his first 200-inning major league season. Judging by his first outing of the spring, it's easy to believe him.

Brewers' Braun homers in first at-bat back from drug ban

The slugger hit a two-run homer Thursday in his first at-bat for the Milwaukee Brewers since completing a season-ending, 65-game suspension in 2013 for violating Major League Baseball's anti-drug agreement.

Carlos Martinez takes the mound for Cardinals

The St. Louis Cardinals plan to unveil Carlos Martinez, the electric pitcher who joined the team in the offseason, during Friday's matchup with Miami.

Chicago Cubs hope Travis Wood remains a bright spot this season

The question of what went wrong was a familiar one for the Chicago Cubs last season.

With Travis Wood, the question to ask is: "What went right?"

Yu Darvish strikes out 4, Prince Fielder homers in Rangers' win over Royals

Last year, the Rangers struggled to score runs behind Yu Darvish, who was the first pitcher since 1989 to have four 1-0 losses in the same season.

Jason Collins becomes face of Brooklyn Nets during NBA stint

Jason Collins, the NBA's first openly gay player, will be the face of the Brooklyn Nets wherever they go — at least for the remainder of his 10-day contract.

Blues in strong position coming out of break

The St. Louis Blues lacks star power, but the team is second overall in the Western Conference and atop the Central Division.

Jason Collins gets positive feedback upon return to NBA

Jason Collins, a 13-year NBA veteran who came out as gay last offseason, became the first openly gay athlete to play in a major U.S. sports league.

Cardinals Jaime Garcia to seek 2nd opinion on surgically repaired shoulder

Jaime Garcia will seek a second opinion on his surgically repaired shoulder from Dr. James Andrews before deciding his next course of action, St. Louis General Manager John Mozeliak said on Tuesday.

NHL heads back to the ice after Olympic break

The Sochi Olympics are over, and the NHL is back after freezing its schedule so that the world's best hockey players could compete for gold — perhaps for the last time.

Ozzie Smith leading drive to make opening day a national holiday

Ozzie Smith wants the federal government to make opening day of the major league baseball season a national holiday.

ANALYSIS: Maybe Michael Sam will fit in NFL just fine

With Michael Sam on the verge of becoming the league's first openly gay player, maybe he'll fit in just fine. This is 2014, after all. Sexual orientation isn't as big of a deal for Sam's generation as it was for previous generations.

Michael Wacha's workload not a concern for St. Louis Cardinals

The Cardinals are holding off naming Michael Wacha to their regular season rotation, but with Jaime Garcia's status unknown, it's becoming harder to assemble a rotation that doesn't include Wacha's name.

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