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76ers rally from 23 down, stun Heat 91-87

Philadelphia 76ers guard K.J. McDaniels, second from left, passes the ball past Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside, left, during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014,  in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

MIAMI (AP) — All the Miami Heat had to do to secure their first home winning streak in more than a month was hold onto a 23-point second-half lead against a team with the NBA’s worst record.

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Varlamov returns, leads Avalanche past Blues 5-0

St. Louis Blues center Maxim Lapierre (40) and Colorado Avalanche defenseman Erik Johnson (6) go after the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

DENVER (AP) — Semyon Varlamov returned from an injury and stopped 26 shots in his second shutout of the season, leading the Colorado Avalanche past the St. Louis Blues 5-0 on Tuesday night.

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Cavs’ big men Varejao, Love injured

Cleveland Cavaliers' Anderson Varejao (17) shoots against Minnesota Timberwolves' Gorgui Dieng (5) during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cavaliers center Anderson Varejao was helped off the floor with an injured left foot and ankle, moments after forward Kevin Love went to the locker room with a thumb injury.

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Durant to miss third straight game with sprained ankle

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Thunder star Kevin Durant will miss Tuesday’s game against the Portland Trail Blazers with a sprained right ankle.

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Broncos coach John Fox defends Peyton Manning

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) walks off the field following an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos Monday, Dec. 22, 2014, in Cincinnati. Cincinnati won 37-28. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Strange as it sounds, John Fox finds himself needing to defend his five-time MVP quarterback.

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