Kuzma wins MVP, US tops World in Rising Stars 161-144
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — When the likes of the Los Angeles Lakers' Kyle Kuzma, Philadelphia's Ben Simmons and Boston's Jayson Tatum get to the NBA All-Star Game and partake in what's become the preferred run-and-fun style where defense is discouraged at virtually all costs, this much is clear.
The Latest: US tops World in Rising Stars game, 161-144
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on NBA All-Star Weekend (all times local): 10:55 p.m. Kyle Kuzma of the Los Angeles Lakers scored 35 points, Jayson Tatum of the Boston Celtics added 30 and the U.S.
Curry 'family reunion' has special start at All-Star Weekend
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Curry family All-Star Weekend is off to a rousing start — a Curry knocked down a big shot on Friday. Not surprising, except it was Sonya Curry.
Luis Severino, Yankees agree to $40M, 4-year contract
NEW YORK (AP) — Right-hander Luis Severino avoided an arbitration hearing with the New York Yankees, agreeing Friday to a $40 million, four-year contract.
No. 25 Buffalo shakes off poor start, beats Toledo 88-82
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Buffalo is still in a bit of a 3-point shooting funk — except for Nick Perkins, who lifted the Bulls to an impressive victory in a Mid-American Conference showdown with Toledo.
Thomas, Scott share lead at rain-delayed Riviera
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Justin Thomas was playing well enough to want to keep going, with six birdies in a seven-hole stretch before it was too dark to continue Friday at the Genesis Open.
Basketball Hall of Fame announces finalists for 2019
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Paul Westphal says it's an honor these days to have anyone remember that he played basketball. The Hall of Fame obviously remembers.
Even in bullpen age, several teams still built on starters
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Forget about this bullpen obsession for a moment. Believe it or not, plenty of big league teams are still anchored by well-armed rotations.
Pelicans fire GM Dell Demps amid Anthony Davis fallout
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Pelicans have decided to fire ninth-year general manager Dell Demps and start the process of finding someone to deal with the fallout of All-Star Anthony Davis' recent trade demand.
Kaepernick, Eric Reid settle collusion grievances with NFL
NEW YORK (AP) — With a public hearing looming and the threat of owners and league officials facing depositions, the NFL settled collusion cases brought by Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid.
Kuchar apologizes, pledges $50,000 to Mayakoba caddie
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Matt Kuchar apologized Friday for what he said were insensitive comments about the caddie he used at the Mayakoba Classic in Mexico last fall and said he would pay the $50,000 the caddie requested.
Cubs' Russell sorry for 'pain' he caused ex-wife, no details
MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell apologized Friday for the "hurt" and "pain" he caused his ex-wife but didn't detail what prompted a 40-game suspension under Major League Baseball's domestic violence policy.
Column: Stars missing, but baseball will avoid labor strife
Spring training has started, yet two of baseball's biggest stars, Bryce Harper and Manny Machado, are sitting at home. For those who think this is a strong indication that the national pastime is headed toward another paralyzing labor dispute, do not fret.
With Martz in charge, pro football returns to San Diego
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Nearly 51 years ago, Mike Martz took his future wife, Julie, on their first date to watch Don Coryell's San Diego State Aztecs at what was then called San Diego Stadium.
Fresh faces and new sponsors give Daytona 500 throwback feel
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Among those trying to win the Daytona 500 this year are a Florida watermelon farmer, a short-track champion from New England, a television analyst and a 22-year-old whose career nearly was derailed by a brain tumor.
Judge: Hernandez's child can't sue NFL over brain disease
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The 6-year-old daughter of the late NFL player Aaron Hernandez missed a 2014 deadline to opt out of the league's concussion settlement and can't separately pursue a $20 million suit over his diagnosis of a degenerative brain disease, a judge ruled.
Youngsters help No. 24 Maryland reach upper crust of Big Ten
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Extremely young and doggedly determined, Maryland has used a long-awaited growth spurt to move into the upper tier of the Big Ten standings.
Tigers beat Fulmer in final arbitration case this year
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Detroit beat pitcher Michael Fulmer in the last salary arbitration case this year, leaving players with a 6-4 final record in decisions.
Missouri's Cunningham helps upset No. 5 Mississippi St 75-67
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Sophie Cunningham's scored a whole lot of points in her college career — more than 2,000 of them after Thursday night — but the senior knows when it's time to give up the ball.
Silver opens All-Star weekend, eyes high-tech future of game
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has opened the annual All-Star Technology Summit by touting the "smart jersey of the future."
Olympic volunteers: One-time chance, or exploitation?
TOKYO (AP) — Unpaid Olympic volunteers do almost everything: guide athletes around, greet dignitaries and translate for lost fans.
All-Star: 10 things to know about the weekend
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — With All-Star festivities set to officially begin Friday, here are 10 things to know going into the weekend: BACK TO CHARLOTTE Charlotte hosted NBA All-Star weekend in 1991, and now gets it back a second time to join 14 other cities that can say it hosted the league's showcase midseason event on multiple occasions.
Pelicans lose Davis, beat Thunder 131-122
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Anthony Davis grimaced and didn't move his left arm as he walked off the court at halftime. Whether those were Davis' final moments in a Pelicans uniform — or whether he even plays in this weekend's All-Star Game — remains to be seen.
Knicks snap 18-game skid with win over Hawks
ATLANTA (AP) — Knicks coach David Fizdale gives his team credit for not giving up during a losing streak that lasted nearly six weeks.
Longtime baseball scout Tommy Giordano dies at 93
Tommy Giordano, a longtime scout who played only 11 games in the major leagues but spent more than seven decades in a variety of baseball roles, died Thursday.