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Knicks win opener...Bobcats end skid...Harden hot again...NYC Marathon canceled

Saturday - 11/3/2012, 3:07am  ET

NEW YORK (AP) -- The Knicks have won the first professional sports game played in New York since Superstorm Sandy hit the area, rolling to a season-opening win over the Miami Heat, 104-84. Carmelo Anthony scored a game-high 30 points on 10-of-28 shooting, and Steve Novak came off the bench to add 17 points for the Knicks. Heat guard Dwyane Wade scored 15 points on 7-of-10 from the field after donating the equivalent of a game check - over $209,000 before taxes - to relief efforts as New York and New Jersey try to clean up from the storm.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- The Charlotte Bobcats have ended a 23-game losing streak by winning their season opener. Kemba Walker scored a career-high 30 points to lead the Bobcats to a 90-89 win over Indiana. Walker hit nine of his first 13 shots and finished 9-for-10 from the line.

ATLANTA (AP) -- James Harden had another outstanding game for the Houston Rockets. He followed his 37-point, 12-assist performance in the season-opener at Detroit by pouring in a career-high 45 points to lead the Rockets to a 109-102 triumph in Atlanta. The game was tied at 92 until Harden hit consecutive baskets, including a three-point play that put Houston ahead to stay.

NEW YORK (AP) -- Sunday's New York City Marathon has been canceled by Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who faced mounting criticism that this was not the time for a race while the region is still recovering from Superstorm Sandy. Many New Yorkers objected to police officers being assigned to protect a marathon with much of the city still without power following Superstorm Sandy. Bloomberg had pressed ahead with plans run the marathon on schedule. The race had been scheduled to start in Staten Island, one of the hardest-hit areas by this week's storm.

BOSTON (AP) -- Designated hitter David Ortiz has agreed to a new contract with the Boston Red Sox. A baseball official with knowledge of the negotiations says the Bosox and the designated hitter have agreed to a two-year, $26 million contract that includes another $4 million in incentive bonuses. The eight-time All-Star is a career .285 hitter with 401 home runs and 1,386 RBIs.


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