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MIAMI (AP) — Kenneth Faried scored 24 points, Darrell Arthur led a big effort from Denver's bench with 18, and the Nuggets beat the suddenly reeling Miami Heat 111-107 on Friday night, handing the NBA champions their fifth loss in six games.
The runner-up in El Salvador's presidential election said he had requested the Supreme Court on Friday to order a recount of the weekend's tight contest. Norman Quijano, a former mayor of San Salvador and candidate of the right-wing Nationalist Republican Alliance (Arena) party, finished fewer than 7,000 votes behind Salvador Sanchez Ceren of the ruling leftist Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front. Quijano, 67, told reporters he filed a request for an injunction with the constitutional chamber of the Supreme Court. The electoral tribunal has said it could take until early next week to work through Quijano's legal challenge to the election and settle any remaining doubts.
Indian Wells (United States) (AFP) - Second-seeded Novak Djokovic swept past unseeded Frenchman Julien Benneteau to set up a semi-final showdown with American John Isner at the Indian Wells ATP Masters. Djokovic, a two-time champion in the California desert, on Friday needed just 68 minutes to power past Benneteau 6-1, 6-3. "I have done everything I wanted," said Djokovic, who had been taken to three sets by his two previous opponents, Marin Cilic and Alejandro Gonzalez. Against Gulbis, Isner saved a set point in the final game of the opening set to force a tiebreaker, then recovered an early second-set break en route to a 7-6 (7/4), 7-6 (7/3) victory.