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Associated Press

Posted on February 27, 2013 at 11:05 AM

Updated Wednesday, Feb 27 at 11:06 AM


Who's No. 1?

UNDATED (AP) — We've got nearly a week to figure out if there will be yet another change at the top of the AP basketball poll.

Indiana lost 77-73 last night at Minnesota, marking the third time this season the Hoosiers have lost a game while holding the No. 1 ranking. It's the seventh time overall that a top-ranked team has gone down. The Hoosiers will host Iowa on Saturday.

Gonzaga can begin making its case for No. 1 when it takes the floor tomorrow night at BYU. The Zags' current No. 2 ranking is the highest in school history.

Third-ranked Duke is at Virginia on Thursday and Michigan puts its No. 4 ranking on the line tonight at Penn State.

Also this evening, No. 5 Miami is home to Virginia Tech, seventh-ranked Georgetown visits Connecticut, 10th-ranked Louisville plays DePaul on the road, No. 14 New Mexico hosts San Diego State, No. 15 Oklahoma State travels to TCU, 18th-ranked Saint Louis entertains Saint Joseph's and No. 23 Pittsburgh is home to South Florida.


Coach K still not interested in USA Olympic job

NEW YORK (AP) — Mike Krzyzewski (shuh-SHEF'-skee) has repeated that he doesn't plan to return as U.S. men's basketball coach after leading the Americans to two Olympic gold medals.

The Duke coach tells ESPN Radio he expects USA Basketball to name a new coach this summer.

Krzyzewski said during and after last summer's Olympics that he wasn't planning to return to the position he's held with the national team since 2005. However, he still hasn't confirmed that decision with USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo, who has said they will talk after the college season.


James and Heat on a roll

UNDATED (AP) — LeBron James turned in another remarkable performance and his Miami Heat outlasted the visiting Sacramento Kings 141-129 in double overtime for their 12th straight win. King James had 40 points and a career-high 16 assists, making him the first NBA player to register that many points and assists in the same game since Kevin Johnson in April 1994.

James also scored the first five points of the second overtime to put Miami ahead to stay.

The Heat are an Eastern Conference-best 41-14.


Home sweet home

UNDATED (AP) — The NBA leaders return from a nine-game road trip for tonight's game against visiting Phoenix. The 45-13 San Antonio Spurs' are a league-best 22-2 on their home floor. The Suns are 20 games under .500 and their 6-24 road record is among the worst in the NBA.

Oklahoma City has the second-best record in the NBA entering tonight's home game with New Orleans. The 41-15 Thunder trail the Spurs by three games in the Western Conference race.

Elsewhere tonight, Memphis aims for an eighth straight win when it hosts struggling Dallas, Atlanta puts a three-game winning streak on the line at Utah, Cleveland hosts Toronto, Sacramento drags a six-game losing streak to Orlando, Washington entertains Detroit, Milwaukee visits Houston, New York is home to Golden State and Denver plays at Portland.


Habs looking for breathing room

UNDATED (AP) — The NHL's Eastern Conference leader will be on the ice as part of the league's four-game schedule.

The Canadiens hold a one-point lead over Pittsburgh, Boston and Ottawa entering their game at Toronto. The Penguins, Bruins and Senators are all idle. Montreal is 6-0-2 since an embarrassing 6-0 loss to Toronto on Feb. 9. The Leafs also beat their Original Six rival 2-1 in the season opener.

In other action on the ice tonight, Washington skates at Philadelphia, Los Angeles hosts Detroit and Anaheim is home to Nashville.


Injured NASCAR fans to sue

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The attorney for three NASCAR fans injured last weekend during a race the day before the Daytona 500 says they are exploring a possible lawsuit, but some experts say they could face tough obstacles in winning damages.

Matt Morgan said at a news conference Tuesday than any suit would focus on the safety fence used along the track at Daytona International Speedway. He said he hopes to reach a settlement with NASCAR to avoid a lawsuit.


Dutrow appealing ban

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Kentucky Derby-winning trainer Rick Dutrow (DOO'-troh) has filed a federal lawsuit trying to overturn his 10-year ban from racing in New York for drug violations.

The lawsuit, filed this week in U.S. District Court in Brooklyn, says the 53-year-old Dutrow has been "irreparably harmed" by the New York State Racing and Wagering Board for what he says is effectively a lifetime ban.

Dutrow claims racing officials engaged in "wrongful and malicious actions" against him. He's seeking $10 million in damages for lost earnings, punitive damages and an order lifting the ban.

He has unsuccessfully appealed the ban in state courts.


More bans for match fixing

ZURICH (AP) — Soccer's international governing body has banned 74 more officials and players from world soccer for helping fix matches, this time in Italy and South Korea.

FIFA (FEE'-fuh) says it imposed sanctions on 70 people, including 11 who were banned for life, after a series of cases prosecuted by Italian soccer authorities.

FIFA says the four new South Korean cases follow worldwide sanctions imposed on 10 people last year and a further 41 last month.

The latest global sanctions were announced two days after FIFA extended bans to 58 people found guilty of match-fixing offenses in China.