In case you missed it: Jan. 17

In case you missed them, here were the top stories featured on FOXSportsFlorida.com from Thursday, Jan. 17:
* LeBron James had 39 points and eight assists, Dwyane Wade added 27 points on his 31st birthday and the Heat held off the Lakers 99-90 Thursday night, scoring the final nine points to finish their six-game road trip in style. Read More
* In this week’s State of the Heat, Chris Tomasson says if there’s such a thing as a big win over a team with a losing record, Thursday night’s victory against the Lakers was it. Read More
* Miami’s LeBron James and Dwyane Wade were voted into the NBA All-Star Game as starters, but the Heat’s campaign for Chris Bosh came up short. Read More
* No. 10 Florida has an easy go of it at Texas A&M, cruising to a 68-47 victory Thursday night. The Gators host No. 17 Missouri on Saturday. Read More
* Nine teams were looking for new head coaches this offseason. Seven hired coaches with an offensive background, while the Jaguars chose a different tact. Read More 
* The Jaguars hire Seattle defensive coordinator Gus Bradley as their new head coach. Read More
* Accused by the school of harassing a player for his sexual orientation, Florida A&M moves to fire baseball coach Willie Brown. Read More
* Miami’s Steve Cishek and Giancarlo Stanton and Tampa Bay’s Ben Zobrist will play for the United States in the World Baseball Classic in March. Read More
* The Florida Panthers return a hungry, battle-hardened squad largely intact. And with such little turnover in an energized locker room, GM Dale Tallon believes he’s got the right foundation for immediate success. Read More
* A day after being arrested and charged with stealing a scooter, Gators offensive lineman Jessamen Dunker was released from jail. Read More 
* After the Jaguars hire Seahawks defensive coordinator Gus Bradley as head coach, Seattle quickly fills its opening with Florida’s Dan Quinn. The Gators, in turn, promote D.J. Durkin. Read More
* LeBron James and Kobe Bryant have met in many All-Star games but never in the playoffs. Read More
* A handful of Florida State seniors, including QB EJ Manuel, hope to impress and improve their draft stock by in postseason All-Star games. Read More