LOS ANGELES (AP) The NBA dunk contest was a throwback in many ways, with a 21-year-old rookie and a 25-year-old, third-year pro fighting it out for the trophy.
PITTSBURGH (AP) Olli Maatta has played five seasons with Evgeni Malkin and he''s not sure he''s ever seen his teammate play as well as he is right now.
LOS ANGELES (AP) The Latest on NBA All-Star Saturday (all times local):
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Twins acquired right-handed pitcher Jake Odorizzi from the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday night for minor league infielder Jermaine Palacios, securing some needed depth for their rotation after missing out on several free agents.
LOS ANGELES (AP) NBA Commissioner Adam Silver believes the league''s players and referees are on their way to forging an improved relationship.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Minnesota sophomore small forward Amir Coffey will have season-ending surgery on his right shoulder.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) Dale Earnhardt Jr. won a checkered flag before he leaves to check out Olympic gold.
LOS ANGELES (AP) The NBA All-Star Game added spice to its 67th edition by allowing the captains to pick their teams. Team LeBron vs. Team Steph has replaced the traditional East-West format, shuffling allegiances and turning antagonists into uneasy teammates.