Here's what you missed last night in sports:
Lions Let One Slip Away
The Baltimore Ravens failed to score a touchdown and still came away with a win against the Detroit Lions on Justin Tucker's clutch 61-yard field goal, keeping hold of the AFC's final wild card spot and moving within one game of the AFC North lead. The Lions, meanwhile, fell to third in their division, giving the Chicago Bears sole possession of first place in the NFC North.
LeBron Limps to a Win
LeBron James tweaked his ankle but played through the pain, leading the Miami Heat to victory over the Utah Jazz with 30 points, nine rebounds, and nine assists. We'll have to wait and see if the ankle will affect his play in tomorrow night's rematch against the Indiana Pacers.
Tanaka Wants to Test the MLB Water
Masahiro Tanaka, the Japanese ace who has drawn significant interest from the New York Yankees, has informed his team, the Rakuten Golden Eagles, that he would like to try his hand pitching in Major League Baseball next season. The Golden Eagles could hamper his plans, however, if they decide not to post him.
Thornton to Test the NHL's Resolve
As expected, Boston Bruins forward Shawn Thornton has decided to appeal his 15-game suspension for his vicious hit on Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik. This will be the first test of the NHL's new disciplinary process and the league's director of player safety, Brendan Shanahan.
Richie to Remain Incognito
The Miami Dolphins have decided to suspend Richie Incognito with pay for the rest of the season because of the investigation into his bullying tactics, deciding that his $3.5 million salary was worth getting rid of the headache and distraction as the team fights for a playoff spot.
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