Hurricanes put perfect conference mark on line...Heat, Clippers highlight NBA slate...Matinee hockey

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Associated Press

Posted on February 22, 2013 at 10:36 AM

Updated Saturday, Feb 23 at 10:01 AM

UNDATED (AP) — One of the surprise teams of the year in college basketball tops the schedule today as No. 2 Miami is at Wake Forest. The 'Canes are 22-3 on the year and unbeaten in 13 ACC games. In other afternoon games today involving ranked schools, No. 8 Syracuse is playing host to No. 11 Georgetown, ninth-ranked Kansas is playing host to TCU and tenth-ranked Louisville is home to Seton Hall.

UNDATED (AP) — A pair of division leaders are in action as part of today's seven-game NBA schedule. The Miami Heat carry an Eastern Conference-leading 38-14 record into their game at Philadelphia before the Pacific Division-leading Los Angeles Clippers tip off against the visiting Utah Jazz. Other games on the schedule are Cleveland at Orlando, Washington at home to Houston, Denver at Charlotte, the Pistons at home to the Pacers and the Hawks at Milwaukee.

UNDATED (AP) — There are four games being played in the NHL this afternoon. The Washington Capitals host the New Jersey Devils, who lead the Atlantic Division by two points over Pittsburgh. The remaining day games have Winnipeg playing at Philadelphia, the Oilers home to Phoenix and Colorado is in Los Angeles.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Manti Te'o (MAN'-ty TAY'-oh) will be center stage at the NFL Combine today in Indianapolis. The former Notre Dame linebacker has taken a lot of credibility hits since news of his phony internet girlfriend broke. Today is the third day of college stars working out for NFL coaches, scouts and administrators.

MARANA, Ariz. (AP) — Bubba Watson is among seven Americans still in contention at the Match Play Championship in Arizona, and he's also the only top-10 seed remaining. The eighth-seeded Watson has a third-round match against Australian Jason Day, less than 24 hours after needing 22 holes to beat fellow American Jim Furyk (FYOOR'-ihk). Today's schedule began with Robert Garrigus against Fredik Jacobson and Steve Stricker versus Scott Piercy in the lone all-American matchup.

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