76ERS121, NETS 120 (OT):Evan Turner hit the winning basket at the buzzer and scored 29 points to lead the Philadelphia 76ers over the Brooklyn Nets.
CAVALIERS 114, BUCKS 111 (OT):Former Duke standout Kyrie Irving scored 39 points for the Cavaliers.
HEAT 122, KINGS 103:The defending NBA champions had five players to score in double-figures.
PACERS 114, ROCKETS 81:Indiana used a balanced offensive attack, with six players in double-figures, to rout the Houston Rockets.
Closer to the end of his long career than the start, Carlos Beltran finally got to put on the uniform of his favorite childhood team. The eight-time All-Star was introduced at a Yankee Stadium news conference Friday, a day after finalizing a $45 million, three-year contract that was agreed to two weeks earlier.
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In addition to Beltran, the Yankees gave outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury a $153 million, seven-year contract and catcher Brian McCann an $85 million, five-year deal.
ORIOLES:The Baltimore Orioles won't be closing a deal for All-Star closer Grant Balfour. Days after reaching a preliminary agreement with the free agent pending a physical, the Orioles said Friday that they weren't satisfied with the results of Balfour's exam. Baltimore and Balfour agreed Tuesday to a $15 million, two-year contract that included $1 million in deferred payments, a deal dependent on the physical.
The Minnesota Vikings plan extra security for their final game at the Metrodome next weekend to avoid a repeat of the near-riot that broke out 32 years ago when the team played its final game at the old Metropolitan Stadium in Bloomington.
After the Kansas City Chiefs beat the Vikings 10-6 on Dec. 20,1981, fans swarmed to grab anything they could. Nine people were arrested.
Nearly twice the number of Minneapolis police will be on hand when the Vikings play the Detroit Lions in the Metrodome finale Dec. 29 compared to a typical game.