Sports briefs 11/14/05

Monday, November 14, 2005

Basketball

n LeBron James became the youngest player in NBA history to reach 4,000 career points and finished with 26 to help the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Orlando Magic 108-100 in overtime on Sunday night.

James (20 years, 318 days) entered the game needing 10 points to pass Kobe Bryant (21 years, 216 days). After scoring on a jumper, two driving layups and a dunk, James reached the milestone on a 21-footer with 58.7 seconds left in the first quarter.

Football

* Chicago Bears tackle Fred Miller, who sat out Sunday's 17-9 victory over San Francisco with a broken jaw, reportedly was hurt by a punch from center Olin Kreutz.

The Bears said last week that Miller was hurt in a fall down some stairs at home. But CBS-TV reported Sunday the injury came during an altercation with Kreutz.

The team had no comment after the game.

-- From wire reports

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