Greater compensation

for Super Bowl seats

The NFL upped the ante again Tuesday for the 400 fans displaced by problems with temporary seats at the Super Bowl. Spokesman Brian McCarthy said the league e-mailed all the fans to offer either $5,000 or reimbursement for "actual documented" Super Bowl expenses, whichever figure is higher. The latest offer is the third and most valuable option for fans who had tickets but no seats in Cowboys Stadium for Green Bay's 31-25 victory over Pittsburgh.

CYCLINGContador cleared

Alberto Contador was cleared of doping after Spanish cycling authorities reversed their proposal to ban him for one year. The federation ruled he was not at fault for a positive test at the Tour de France that Contador blamed on contaminated meat. Contador will keep his third Tour title and can ride in this year's race, but the International Cycling Union and the World Anti-Doping Agency can appeal the decision to the Court of Arbitration for Sport. Contador tested positive for the banned substance clenbuterol at last year's Tour.

NBAWade's 41 spark Heat

Dwyane Wade tied a franchise record for points in a first half with 31, and he totaled 41 to help the Heat defeat the host Pacers, 110-103. Wade scored 22 in the first quarter, including a jumper from behind the backboard. LeBron James scored 10 of his 27 points in the fourth, and Chris Bosh added 22 points for Miami, which has won eight of nine.

Elsewhere in the NBA:

Daequan Cook had 20 points as the host Thunder set its season high for points in a 126-94 rout of the Kings. Rookie DeMarcus Cousins returned from a one-game suspension to lead Sacramento with 21 points and 13 rebounds off the bench.- AP

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