Your Top Plays for Today: AP’s Sports Guide
–LEBRON JAMES SCORES RECORD 61 POINTS IN HEAT WIN OVER BOBCATS
Miami’s LeBron James scores a career-best and franchise-record 61 points to lead the Heat over Charlotte.
–WITNESS IN PISTORIUS TRIAL SAYS SHE HEARD WOMAN’S SCREAMS BEFORE SHOTS
The first witness in the Oscar Pistorius murder trial testified to hearing “blood-curdling” screams from a woman before she heard four gunshots on the night the double-amputee Olympian killed his girlfriend.
–PRANDELLI CONSIDERING EXTENSION OF CONTRACT AS ITALY COACH
Italy coach Cesare Prandelli has changed his mind and is now more seriously considering a contract extension with the national team.
–FORMER CHAMP TARVER ARRESTED ON WARRANTS
Former light heavyweight champ Antonio Tarver is arrested in Florida on a theft and passing bad checks warrant.
–GERMAN BOBSLED DRIVER BANNED FOR YEAR FOR LENDING SLED TO RUSSIAN RIVAL
The German bobsled federation bans Manuel Machata for one year for lending his bobsled to Russia’s Vladimir Zubkov, who won two gold medals at the Sochi Olympics.