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NBA: Police probe 2-year-old's fall at Staples Center

A police investigation was under way Monday in the death of a toddler who plunged from a third-level luxury box at Staples Center several minutes after Sunday's Warriors-Lakers game.

The fall occurred as 2-year-old Lucas Anthony Tang was having pictures taken with his family in a skybox with a glass safety barrier that varies in height but is at least several feet high, Officer Julie Sohn said. "Somehow the child went over the edge of the section and fell to the seating below," Sohn said.

Fire officials said the boy fell 25 to 50 feet and suffered severe head trauma, a fire department spokesman said. The child died later at a hospital.

Pacers overpower Heat

Danny Granger had 20 points and 10 rebounds, Brandon Rush 20 points and the Pacers added to Miami's week of woe, beating the host Heat, 93-77, in the worst shooting game of Dwyane Wade's career. Wade had three points and shot 1-for-13. LeBron James scored 25 points and Chris Bosh had 21 points and 11 rebounds for Miami (8-6), which learned earlier in the day that top reserve Udonis Haslem will need surgery to repair a torn foot ligament and be out indefinitely . . . Tony Parker had 24 points and 10 assists to help the host Spurs (12-1) to their 11th straight win with a 106-97 victory over the Magic. The Spurs are off to the best start in franchise history.

COLLEGE HOOPS: UConn, Kentucky win in Maui

Kemba Walker scored 29 of his 31 points in the second half to help Connecticut open the Maui Invitational with an 83-79 win over Wichita State in Lahaina, Hawaii. Walker made 14 of 15 free throws and hit a pull-up jumper with 41 seconds left to put the Huskies (3-0) up three on the Shockers (1-1) . . . Freshman Terrence Jones dominated inside on his way to 29 points and 13 rebounds, and No. 8 Kentucky (3-0) defeated Oklahoma, 76-64. The Sooners are 3-1.

Fordham signs McMillan

Former Uniondale standout Devon "Fatty'' McMillan signed a letter of intent with Fordham, coach Tom Pecora announced. As a junior, McMillan led Uniondale to the 2008-09 Long Island AA championship. He played last season at Newburgh Free Academy.


No. 22 St. John's women win

Da'Shena Stevens had 19 points and 13 rebounds, her third double-double this season, as No. 22 St. John's beat host Arkansas State, 60-48. Shenneika Smith added 18 points and 11 rebounds for the Red Storm (4-1) . . . Shante Evans had 26 points and 15 rebounds, and Marie Malone chipped in 17 points as Hofstra (3-1) beat host Providence, 80-76, in non-conference play.

BASEBALL: Reds give Willis minor-league deal

Lefthander Dontrelle Willis has agreed to a minor-league deal with the Reds. Willis won the NL Rookie of the Year award in 2003. He struggled the last four seasons, going 13-24 with a 5.81 ERA.

BOXING: Pacquiao: I'll retire in three years

With his status as a great fighter secure, Manny Pacquiao, 32, plans to leave boxing in three years. "Not too long from now," he said. "But I don't want to go beyond 35."

- AP

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