James' jumper puts Lakers over Celtics

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LOS ANGELES (AP) Although LeBron James is still relatively new to the Los Angeles Lakers' rivalry with the Boston Celtics, he relishes the chance to participate in the history and passion behind this series.

When James had the chance Sunday to make another significant mark in this chapter of NBA history, he stepped back and did it with pleasure.

James scored 29 points and put the Lakers ahead on a fallaway jumper with 30 seconds to play, and Los Angeles split its season series with Boston in a 114-112 victory.

Newman suffered head injury at Daytona

LAS VEGAS (AP) Ryan Newman said he suffered a head injury in his crash on the last lap of the Daytona 500 but did not disclose details in a statement from the driver read before Sunday's race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

"I was fortunate to avoid any internal organ damage or broken bones. I did sustain a head injury for which I'm currently being treated," Newman wrote in a statement. "The doctors have been pleased with my progression over the last few days." (MORE)

No. 25 Buckeyes end No. 7 Maryland's run

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Ohio State coach Chris Holtmann sat across from Luther Muhammad at a recent lunch and told him there would soon be a day when the sophomore guard would need to “be the difference.”

That day turned out to be Sunday. (MORE)

Lakers sign Markieff Morris, cut Cousins

LOS ANGELES (AP) Markieff Morris has signed with the Los Angeles Lakers for the postseason push.

The Lakers announced the deal Sunday to add the nine-year NBA veteran immediately after he cleared waivers. (MORE)

Dorrell leaves NFL to be Colorado coach

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) The University of Colorado has reached into the NFL ranks again to find their head football coach, luring Karl Dorrell back to Boulder from the Miami Dolphins.

Athletic director Rich Geoge hired Dorrell on Sunday, two weeks after Mel Tucker bolted for Michigan State and 72 hours after Dorrell was promoted to assistant head coach of the Dolphins after one season as receivers coach. (MORE)

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