Davidson's Sports Wrap-Up: Rich Get Richer, Heat Get Even

Kavitha A. Davidson is a former Bloomberg View columnist.
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Here's what you missed last night in sports:

Heat Even the Score
In Round 2 of the Eastern Conference's only significant rivalry, the Miami Heat beat the Indiana Pacers in a game that was more important to the defending champs than they would like to admit.

Smokescreen in Seattle
Now that Seattle Seahawks cornerback Brandon Browner has been suspended indefinitely for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy for the second time in two seasons, maybe it's time for the league to review its stance on marijuana.

Rich Get Richer
The average Major League Baseball salary rose 5.4 percent to $3.39 million, thanks largely to careless spending by the New York Yankees that some are trying to pass off as savvy frugality by other teams.

Jags Snags Eighth All-Time
Jaromir Jagr scored his 693rd career goal, passing Steve Yzerman into sole possession of eighth place and moving one behind Mark Messier on the National Hockey League's all-time list. With the Olympics approaching, Jags insists he's focused on his New Jersey Devils and will concentrate on representing the Czech Republic when the time is right.

Cardinal Redemption
Stanford beat 10th-seeded University of Connecticut in a stunning upset that handed embattled coach Johnny Dawkins the win he needed on a national stage.

Death Becomes Them
This sprawling infographic demonstrates just how tough a road lies ahead of the U.S. men's soccer team thanks to their Group of Death draw in next year's World Cup.

Dude, Where's My Medal?
The snowboarding team is usually the pillar of Team USA, but there's cause for concern heading into the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

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Kavitha A Davidson at kdavidson19@bloomberg.net