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Wade's 40 lift Heat, 93-89; Arenas scores 32; Miller hurt

Dwyane Wade scored 40 points, including a go-ahead jumper with 25 seconds left, to lead the visiting Miami Heat in a 93-89 victory over the Washington Wizards on Wednesday night. Washington's Gilbert Arenas, who scored 32 on 9-for-27 from the field, missed a layup with 17 seconds left after Wade's jumper and rushed a short jumper on the next possession with the Wizards trailing by three points to end Washington's chances. Wizards guard Mike Miller sprained his left shoulder and is expected to miss seven to 10 days.


Two third-period goals propel Devils to 3-2 victory

Niclas Bergfors scored two power-play goals 3:13 apart in the third period to break open a tie game and send the host New Jersey Devils to a 3-2 victory over the Alex Ovechkin-less Washington Capitals. The Devils ended Washington's streak of nine straight games with a point (6-0-3) that started with a shootout loss at New Jersey on Oct. 12. Ovechkin, the NHL's Most Valuable Player the past two seasons, suffered an upper-body strain Sunday and is considered week-to-week.


Mount St. Mary's men picked to win Northeast Conference

Mount St. Mary's is the front-runner to capture the 2009-2010 Northeast Conference men's basketball championship, according to a vote of the league's head coaches. Long Island was chosen second and earned one first-place vote, and Robert Morris and Quinnipiac were tied for third. Mount senior guard Jeremy Goode made the preseason All-NEC team.

Women's soccer: : No. 13 Maryland lost to No. 4 North Carolina, 3-0, in the ACC quarterfinals in Cary, N.C. ... Liz Seligman handed out four assists, as host and No. 2-seeded Frostburg State (16-3) rolled to an 11-2 win over sixth-seeded Pitt-Bradford (10-8) in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference semifinals. The Bobcats will host Penn State Altoona at 3 p.m. Saturday ... Samantha Novy had a goal and an assist as host Stevenson beat York, 3-2, in a Capital Athletic Conference semifinal. The Mustangs (14-3-1) advanced to the title game, their first in three years, against visiting Mary Washington on Saturday at 1 p.m.

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