BOSTON (AP) - Cleveland's LeBron James scored 26 points to become the youngest player in NBA history to reach the 10,000-point plateau, but the Cavaliers dropped a 92-87 decision to the Celtics in Boston. James reached the 10,000-point milestone at 23 years and 59 days, more than a year younger than Lakers star Kobe Bryant was when he hit the milestone in 2003.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A re-examination of Washington Wizards All-Star forward Caron (kuh-RAHN') Butler's hip reveals a small labral tear of the left joint. Butler has already missed 10 games with what was originally diagnosed as a strained hip flexor and the team has no timetable for his return.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A year after Bryan Murray led the Senators to the brink of a Stanley Cup, he'll be back behind the bench for tonight's game at Philadelphia. Murray, the team's general manager, fired coach John Paddock yesterday with only 18 games left in a season that is in danger of falling apart despite a 15-2 start.
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) - The 800-win club has a new member. C. Vivian Stringer joined Pat Summitt and Jody Conradt as the only women's basketball coaches to reach that lofty plateau when fourth-ranked Rutgers beat DePaul 60-46.
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) - This week's PGA Tour event is under way in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Mark Wilson is the defending champion at the Honda Classic.
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