SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Jayson Tatum placed on a record-setting present, and made Giannis Antetokounmpo appear like a genius.
Tatum scored an All-Star Sport-record 55 factors, and Group Giannis ended LeBron James’ maintain on All-Star captain supremacy by beating Group LeBron 184-175 within the NBA’s annual showcase exhibition Sunday night time.
Tatum had 27 factors within the third quarter, one other All-Star Sport document for any interval. He was the primary decide by Antetokounmpo within the starters’ portion of the All-Star draft, and in the long run, that decide proved to be the best one.
It was James’ first loss in six occasions as captain. Antetokounmpo improved to 1-2.
Donovan Mitchell added 40 factors for Group Giannis, which received 26 factors from Damian Lillard — together with the winner to push his crew previous the goal rating.
Jaylen Brown had 35 factors and 14 rebounds for Group LeBron, Kyrie Irving had 32 factors and 15 assists and Joel Embiid scored 32 factors.
On Saturday night time, Mac McClung may need single-handedly restored the shine on a dunk contest that has been broadly panned in recent times.
McClung, the 6-foot-2 Philadelphia guard on a two-way contract, beat New Orleans’ Trey Murphy III within the finals of the dunk contest. A 540-degree dunk — not a 360, a 540, him doing one-and-a-half rotations within the air — was his third good rating of the night time out of 4 dunks, however by the point the judges’ scores got here up it was already determined.
McClung has performed principally within the G League. Philadelphia would change into his third NBA crew, and he hasn’t even performed for the 76ers but. He performed in a single sport final season for Chicago, and one different sport for the Los Angeles Lakers.
Portland star Lillard gained the 3-point contest, topping Indiana teammates Buddy Hield and Tyrese Haliburton within the last spherical.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Kevin Love says he has picked the Miami Warmth.
Love stated Sunday that he’ll signal with the Warmth for the rest of the season as soon as he clears waivers, a significant add for a Miami crew that’s seeking to transfer up within the Jap Convention earlier than the postseason begins.
Additionally Sunday, an individual with information of the matter stated the Warmth are finalizing plans so as to add one other massive man in free agent middle Cody Zeller, with that deal anticipated to be accomplished earlier than the crew gathers in Miami to start follow following the All-Star break. That particular person spoke to the AP on situation of anonymity as a result of Zeller’s contract has not been signed.
Love’s resolution was first reported by ESPN. The 6-foot-9 ahead and the Cleveland Cavaliers agreed to buyout phrases on Saturday, ending his nine-year run with the crew that he helped win the 2016 NBA championship.
PHOENIX (AP) — Brittney Griner is headed again to the Phoenix Mercury.
Griner, who was a free agent, re-signed with the Mercury on a one-year contract in accordance with an individual conversant in the deal. The particular person spoke to The Related Press on situation of anonymity on Saturday as a result of no announcement has been made.
The 32-year-old Griner had stated she would return to Phoenix in a social media put up in December, after she returned residence from her 10-month ordeal in Russia that included time in a Russian jail and ended with a dramatic prisoner swap.
Additionally, the Mercury introduced that Diana Taurasi agreed to re-sign with the crew in a multiyear contract. The WNBA’s all-time main scorer has solely performed with the Mercury since being drafted No. 1 by the crew in 2004.
Taurasi instructed The Related Press earlier this month whereas collaborating in a USA Basketball coaching camp that she had her eyes on the 2024 Paris Olympics. She’d be 42 for these Olympics.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Ricky Stenhouse Jr. gained the Daytona 500 in double time beyond regulation and underneath warning Sunday night time within the longest operating of “The Nice American Race.”
The 2 overtimes pushed the sixty fifth operating of the race to a document 212 laps — a dozen laps past the scheduled distance and a whopping 530 miles.
Stenhouse’s win in a Chevrolet for JTG Daugherty Racing — a single-car crew partly owned by former NBA participant Brad Daugherty — was the third of his profession. JTG is the primary single-car crew to win the Daytona 500 since The Wooden Brothers Racing did it with Trevor Bayne in 2011.
Stenhouse’s solely different victories got here in 2017 — at Talladega and the summer time race at Daytona.
Now the 35-year-old from Olive Department, Mississippi, has a repeat win at Daytona in NASCAR’s largest race of the season. And it got here in his first race reunited with crew chief Mike Kelly, who guided Stenhouse to a pair of Xfinity Collection championships earlier in his profession.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jon Rahm returned to No. 1 on the earth Sunday by profitable the Genesis Invitational with a efficiency that left little doubt who’s enjoying one of the best golf.
Caught in a battle with hometown favourite Max Homa at Riviera, Rahm delivered two massive moments with a 45-foot birdie putt from the perimeter on the par-3 14th after which a tee shot to 2 ft for birdie on the par-3 sixteenth.
He closed with a 2-under 69 for a two-shot victory over Homa, ending at 17-under 267 within the occasion hosted by Tiger Woods.
Patrick Cantlay received inside one shot on the again 9 till two bogeys. He had a 67 to complete alone in third, transferring him to No. 4 on the earth.
Woods had 4 bogeys in an eight-hole stretch and shot 73 to tie for forty fifth.
His success was measured in progress. It was his first time enjoying 72 holes because the Masters final April — Woods solely performed twice extra since then as he tries to deal with leg and again accidents that may make PGA Tour appearances uncommon. He didn’t know if he would play once more earlier than the Masters.
Rahm has 5 wins in his final 9 begins worldwide, courting to his win within the Spanish Open. He has not completed out of the highest 10 in his final 10 tournaments. It was his third win in 5 begins on the PGA Tour this yr, and he already has earned greater than $9 million the final two months.
NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Bernhard Langer matched Hale Irwin’s PGA Tour Champions victory document of 45 on Sunday, profitable the Chubb Basic for the fifth time.
The 65-year-old Langer matched his age with a closing 7-under 65 for a three-stroke victory over Steve Stricker and Padraig Harrington.
Langer completed at 17-under 199 on Tiburon Golf Membership’s Black Course. At 65 years, 5 months, 23 days, the German star prolonged his document because the oldest winner. He holds the highest three spots on the checklist.
Stricker shot a 66, and Harrington closed with a 65.
KING ABDULLAH ECONOMIC CITY, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Lydia Ko, the No. 1 participant in girls’s golf, made her 2023 debut by closing with a 4-under 68 for a one-shot victory Aditi Ashok of India on Sunday within the Aramco Saudi Women Worldwide.
Ko completed final yr by profitable the $2 million prize on the LPGA Tour finale. She received married, skipped the LPGA Tour season opener in Florida after which confirmed at Royal Greens Golf & Nation Membership that she was nonetheless it kind.
CHONBURI, Thailand (AP) — Thorbjorn Olesen of Denmark gained his seventh European tour title by closing with a 6-under 66 for a four-shot victory within the Thailand Basic.
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Eric Bieniemy has agreed to be the Washington Commanders’ offensive coordinator and assistant head coach, the crew introduced Saturday.
Bieniemy, a two-time Tremendous Bowl-winning assistant with Kansas Metropolis, now will get the possibility to point out what he can do with out Andy Reid and Patrick Mahomes.
Bieniemy, who turns 54 in August, emerged from a pool of greater than a half-dozen candidates as Washington’s selection for the job following the Chiefs’ second championship in his 5 seasons as their offensive coordinator. The longtime NFL assistant has interviewed for quite a few head teaching jobs, however Reid calling performs for an offense that includes a two-time MVP in Mahomes clouded Bieniemy’s inventory.
COURCHEVEL, France (AP) — Greek racer AJ Ginnis completed second behind Henrik Kristoffersen of Norway in slalom on the Alpine snowboarding world championships Sunday to earn his nation’s first world championships medal in a Winter Olympic sport.
Ginnis stood second after the opening run and held on to his place to complete 0.20 behind Kristoffersen within the last race of the competitors.
On Saturday, Mikaela Shiffrin didn’t maintain on to a first-run lead and was crushed by unheralded Canadian skier Laurence St-Germain within the girls’s slalom. The American completed 0.57 seconds behind St-Germain after the ultimate run to accept silver.
St-Germain’s victory marked the primary gold for Canada in girls’s slalom since Anne Heggtveit gained on the 1960 Olympics in Squaw Valley, which additionally counted because the world championships.
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — High-seeded Carlos Alcaraz gained his first title since his milestone U.S. Open triumph, beating Cameron Norrie 6-3, 7-5 within the Argentina Open on Sunday.
The 19-year-old Alcaraz dropped just one set — to Serbia’s Laslo Djere — in his first event of the yr. A proper leg harm sidelined Alcaraz from the Australian Open, with Novak Djokovic reclaiming the No. 1 rating from Alcaraz after profitable the title there.
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — High-ranked Iga Swiatek efficiently defended her Qatar Open title, beating No. 4 Jessica Pegula 6-3, 6-0 on Saturday.
Swiatek dropped solely 5 units all week en path to her twelfth profession title.
ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) — Sixth-seeded Daniil Medvedev rallied previous Jannik Sinner 5-7, 6-2, 6-2 within the Rotterdam Open on Sunday for his sixteenth title.
Medvedev prevailed within the indoor hard-court last towards the Italian, who was in search of back-to-back titles following his victory at Montpellier, France.
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews introduced Sunday that he’s coping with signs of lengthy COVID-19 and continual immune response syndrome.
Toews hasn’t performed since Jan. 28. The Blackhawks positioned the 34-year-old middle on injured reserve Wednesday with what they stated was a non-COVID-19-related sickness. Toews missed the 2020-21 season with what he described as continual immune response syndrome.
TRACK AND FIELD
APELDOORN, Netherlands (AP) — Femke Bol broke a 40-year-old world indoor document within the girls’s 400 meters Sunday, ending in 49.26 seconds.
The earlier document of 49.59 was set by Jarmila Kratochvilova on March 7, 1982. Bol was operating in entrance of a house crowd on the Dutch Indoor Championships.