BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - No. 1 Florida nearly swept the coaches' Southeastern Conference individual awards. The league announced today that Florida's Billy Donovan is coach of the year and Gators point guard Scottie Wilbekin is player of the year. Coaches also selected Florida's Patric Young as the top defensive player and scholar-athlete.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - The Jacksonville Jaguars have released running back Justin Forsett after an injury-plagued season. Forsett missed seven games in 2013, most of them because of a foot injury that eventually landed him on injured reserve. He also missed part of training camp with turf toe.
MIAMI (AP) - Dwyane Wade scored 13 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter, LeBron James led all scorers with 23 points and the Miami Heat clinched a playoff spot by beating the Washington Wizards 99-90 last night. The Heat avoided their first four-game slide since 2011.
MILWAUKEE (AP) - Brandon Knight scored 24 points and sparked Milwaukee's rousing rally from an 18-point deficit with a dunk to lead the Bucks to a 105-98 win last night over the Orlando Magic. Orlando mounted its own late charge to get within three off a 3 from Jameer Nelson with 35 seconds left.
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