CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - The Charlotte Bobcats will have to figure out a way to stop LeBron James if they hope to win their first playoff game in franchise history. That's something they've not yet been able to figure out. The Heat are 15-0 against the Bobcats since James signed with a Miami as a free agent in 2010.
(AP) - Duke freshman Jabari Parker is entering the NBA draft. Coach Mike Krzyzewski says in a statement Thursday it was "an honor for us to have him in our program." In an essay posted on SI.com, Parker says the NBA offers him the best chance to develop both as a player and off the court.
(AP) - North Carolina coach Sylvia Hatchell says star freshman Diamond DeShields plans to transfer. In a statement Thursday, Hatchell says she doesn't know "or understand" why DeShields is leaving.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Adam Wainwright threw a two-hitter Thursday night for his seventh career shutout, chipped in at the plate with a double and single, and St. Louis benefited from four errors by Washington in the Cardinals' 8-0 victory. Wainwright allowed Ian Desmond's infield single in the second inning and Adam LaRoche's single to right in the ninth.
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