Top-25 matchups...Heat eye sixth straight win...Streaking Devils in action

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Associated Press

Posted on February 12, 2013 at 11:07 AM

UNDATED (AP) — Just like last night, the only two games on the Top-25 schedule involve a pair of ranked teams. Tonight's first tip is in Gainesville, where seventh-ranked Florida is preparing to face 25th-ranked Kentucky. Later in the evening, in East Lansing, it'll be No. 8 Michigan State hosting fourth-ranked Michigan.

MIAMI (AP) — The Heat are home to the Trail Blazers for one of a half-dozen games on tonight's NBA schedule. Miami has won five in a row and is an Eastern Conference-best 34-14, 2 ½ games ahead of New York. The Oklahoma City Thunder will be taking a four-game winning streak to Salt Lake City to face the Utah Jazz. Denver plays at Toronto, Golden State will be looking to end a four-game skid when it entertains Houston, Sacramento plays at Memphis and the L.A. Lakers are home to Phoenix.

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — After back-to-back wins against Pittsburgh over the weekend boosted them into the lead in the NHL's Eastern Conference, the New Jersey Devils return to the ice tonight to host the Carolina Hurricanes. The Devils are two points better than the Northeast Division-leading Boston Bruins and three points better than Pittsburgh. In one of the other nine games on tonight's schedule, the Bruins will try to improve to 9-1-1 when they host the New York Rangers.

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The executive board of the International Olympic Committee has decided to drop wrestling for the 2020 Games, removing one of the oldest Olympic sports. The board, meeting in Switzerland, acted after reviewing the 26 sports on the current Olympic program. Dropping one allows the IOC add a new sport later this year.

LONDON (AP) — The World Anti-Doping Agency is urging soccer to conduct more blood-doping tests to unmask cheating players. WADA Director General David Howman warns that "team sports players can go their entire career without being tested." Last week, Spain's anti-doping agency announced it was looking into claims by a former president of a Spanish team that its players used performance-enhancing substances.

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