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Albany, NY – Well Lebron James missed Miami's shootaround yesterday with the flu, but at the end of the day, it was the Lakers that felt sick...

Last night in South Beach, James hugged former head coach Mike Brown before the game started, and then torched him, lighting up the scoreboard with 31 points, eight boards, eight assists, and three steals, as the Heat scorched the Lakers 98-87.

Elsewhere, Dallas edged Utah 94-91, and Houston held off New Orleans 90-88 in OT.

To the ice, last night in Philadelphia, Evgeni Nabokov made 40 saves, as the Islanders dumped the Flyers 4-1.

In New York, Evgeni Malkin tallied two late goals, as the Penguins pounded the Rangers 4-1.

In Winnipeg, Ondrej Pavelec turned aside 25 shots, lifting the Jets to a 4-1 win over the Sabres.

In New Jersey, the Bruins scored four times in the third, as they rallied to beat the Devils 4-1.

Elsewhere, Toronto topped Minnesota 4-1, Nashville blanked Columbus 3-0, St. Louis shutout Edmonton 1-0, Detroit skated past Phoenix 3-2 in a shootout, Ottawa got by San Jose 4-1, and Calgary dumped Los Angeles 2-1 in a shootout.

At the Australian Open, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer both breezed into the fourth round, winning in straight sets.

In Women's action, Caroline Wozniacki and Victoria Azarenka both posted straight set victories, advancing into the Round of 16.

In baseball news, Indians pitcher Fausto Carmona has been arrested for allegedly using a false identity in the Dominican Republic, where officials are contesting his real name and birth-date. A police spokesman says Carmona's real name is apparently Roberto Hernandez Heredia - he's 31, three years older than the pitcher claimed.

And tragic news out of Salt Lake City, Canadian freestyle skier Sarah Burke has died, nine days after crashing at the bottom of the superpipe during a training run in Utah. Burke, who lived in British Columbia, was just 29.

I'm Tristan O'Neill, WAMC News.