AP elite in action...Nuggets look to extend streak...Hockey matinees...Snedeker in contention again

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Associated Press

Posted on February 8, 2013 at 6:06 AM

Updated Saturday, Feb 9 at 10:00 AM

UNDATED (AP) — Five of the APs top-10 teams and 19 of the top-25 are scheduled to take the court today. Michigan is one of the early starters. The formerly top-ranked Wolverines are 8-2 in the Big Ten and tied for the conference lead with Indiana and Michigan State heading into their game at Wisconsin (noon Eastern). Second-ranked Florida hosts Mississippi State four days after getting upset at Arkansas. And No. 5 Kansas will be looking to get back on track with a victory at Oklahoma three days after an ugly loss at TCU.

UNDATED (AP) — The Denver Nuggets have had a hot hand of late and will be hunting a ninth straight win this evening when they take on the lowly Cavaliers in Cleveland. The Nuggets have climbed to fourth place in the NBA's Western Conference at 32-18. Also tonight, league doormat Charlotte is at Philadelphia, Dallas hosts Golden State, Detroit plays at Milwaukee and Sacramento is home to Utah.

UNDATED (AP) — Today's NHL schedule includes five afternoon games, including New Jersey Devils hosting the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Devils have won their last three games, and the Pens have five in a row to take a one-point lead over New Jersey in the Atlantic Division. Also this afternoon, Edmonton skates at Detroit, Ottawa hosts Winnipeg and Pacific Division co-leader San Jose hosts Phoenix.

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Brandt Snedeker and Ted Potter Jr. are co-leaders heading into the third round of the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. Snedeker is trying to break through with a victory after second-place finishes the previous two weeks. He and Potter are 8-under, one stroke ahead of Hunter Mahan (MAY'-han), Fredrik Jacobson, John Merrick and Patrick Reed.

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Bernhard Langer (LAHN'-gur) and Tom Pernice Jr. were tied for the lead heading into the second round of the Allianz Championship in Boca Raton, Florida. Langer birdied three of the last four holes for a 6-under-par 66. Defending champion Corey Pavin, Roger Chapman, Fred Funk and Scott Simpson are a shot back, as are Rocco Mediate (MEE'-dee-ayt) and Bart Bryant in the Champions Tour debuts.

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