- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Your Top Plays for Today: AP’s Sports Guide

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—LEBRON JAMES SCORES 25 IN FIRST QUARTER, FINISHES WITH 43 AS HEAT BEAT CAVS 100-96

LeBron James scored 43 points - 25 in a bewildering first-quarter shooting display - and Chris Bosh added 21 to lead the Miami Heat to a 100-96 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers, who played their first game without injured All-Star guard Kyrie Irving.

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—CHELSEA BEATS GALATASARAY, REAL MADRID DEFEATS SCHALKE TO REACH CHAMPIONS LEAGUE QUARTERS

Chelsea ended England’s one-year absence from the Champions League quarterfinals, beating Galatasaray 2-0 Tuesday night on first-half goals by Samuel Eto’o and Gary Cahill to complete a 3-1 aggregate win.

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—MARCHAND, IGINLA SCORE IN 59-SECOND SPAN TO LEAD BRUINS TO 10TH STRAIGHT, 4-2 OVER DEVILS

Brad Marchand and Jarome Iginla scored in the space of 59 seconds early in the second period as the Boston Bruins beat the New Jersey Devils 4-2 for their 10th straight win.

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—SHVEDOVA BEATS SCHIAVONE, MOVES ON TO PLAY SERENA WILLIAMS AT SONY OPEN

Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan defeated 2010 French Open champion Francesca Schiavone of Italy 6-4, 6-2 on Tuesday to advance to a second-round match against top-seeded Serena Williams at the Sony Open.

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DODGERS, DIAMONDBACKS’ RIVALRY GETS EARLY-SEASON START DOWN UNDER

Key incidents last season helped expand a growing rivalry between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks. But Dodgers manager Don Mattingly says he doesn’t expect any animosity to carry over from last year when the teams meet to open the season Saturday and Sunday at the Sydney Cricket Ground. But he couldn’t rule it out either.

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