In the NBA, Carmelo Anthony tied his career high with 50 points and the New York Knicks won their ninth straight game, topping the injury-depleted Miami Heat 102-90 last night. Anthony finished 18 of 26 from the field, reaching 50 on a jumper with 16.9 seconds remaining. J.R. Smith scored 14 and Raymond Felton added 10 points for New York.
Elsewhere, the Lakers beat Dallas 101-81 and Washington topped Chicago 90-86.
In the women’s NCAA tournament, Louisville claimed another big upset, beating second-seeded Tennessee 86-78 and earning a trip to the Final Four.
In the American League, Jon Lester and the Boston Red Sox got off to a quick start after a dreadful 2012 season, winning 8-2 over the New York Yankees yesterday. Meanwhile, Alex Rodriguez says he's committed to returning from hip surgery.
Elsewhere, Detroit doubled up Minnesota 4-2. The White Sox shut out Kansas City 1-0 and Seattle beat Oakland 2-0.
In the National League, Collin Cowgill capped a successful New York debut with a grand slam and the Mets crushed San Diego 11-2.