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NBAMavs end Heat's streak

Dirk Nowitzki scored 26 points, Jason Terry had all of his 19 in the final 11 minutes, and the Mavericks held LeBron James scoreless in the first half on the way to ending host Miami's 12-game winning streak with a 98-96 victory last night. It was Dallas' 14th straight regular-season win over the Heat. James finished with 19 points.

The Jazz beat the host Cavaliers, 101-90, moving Jerry Sloan into a tie with Pat Riley for the third-most wins in NBA history with 1,210. Up next are Lenny Wilkens (1,332) and Don Nelson (1,335) . . . Gilbert Arenas shot only 2-for-11 and scored 10 points in his debut for the Magic, a 91-81 loss to the host Hawks.

Bucks' Jennings out

Bucks point guard Brandon Jennings will miss four to six weeks as he recovers from surgery to repair a fracture in his left foot.

NHLMalkin totals 5 points

Evgeni Malkin had two goals and three assists as the host Penguins beat the Coyotes, 6-1.

COLLEGE GRIDMaryland coach fired

Ralph Friedgen was fired as Maryland's football coach. . . Ohio State assistant Darrell Hazell was named coach at Kent State, becoming the school's first black head football coach. COLLEGE HOOPS

Pitino: Puerto Rico coach

Rick Pitino has agreed to coach the Puerto Rico national team next summer in the FIBA Tournament of the Americas.

SOCCERNo escape for Beckham

David Beckham's hopes of joining a European club on loan during the Major League Soccer offseason appear to have been thwarted. The L.A. Galaxy said that it expects the midfielder back next month. - AP


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