KPYN DAILY AP SPORTS FEB 20TH

NBA ALL-STAR GAME

Davis scores 52 in Pelicans’ arena as West defeats East, 192-182

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Anthony Davis scored an All-Star game record 52 points in his home arena, and the Western Conference squad defeated the East 192-182 Sunday night.

Davis broke the record of 42 points set by Wilt Chamberlain in 1962.

Russell Westbrook was gunning for his third straight All-Star MVP honors. He scored 41 points, including seven 3-pointers, but West coach Steve Kerr subbed Westbrook out of the game for the final minutes while leaving Davis in, and the Pelicans’ star scored eight more points. Westbrook’s highlights included an alley-oop dunk set up by former teammate Kevin Durant

Milwaukee’s emerging 22-year-old star, Giannis Antetokounmpo led the East squad with 30 points. LeBron James highlighted a 23-point night with emphatic dunks and shot from nearly half court.

 

FLORIDA STATE-MARTIN

Florida State baseball coach Martin reaches 1,900 wins

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State’s Mike Martin became the second baseball coach in NCAA history to reach 1,900 wins when the Seminoles defeated VCU 11-3 Sunday.

Martin, who is in his 38th season, joins Augie Garrido as the only coaches to reach the milestone. Garrido, who stepped down at Texas last year, has 1,975 wins.

After Sunday’s game, players and athletic director Stan Wilcox presented Martin with a banner to signify the accomplishment.

Martin said getting to 1,900 wins meant a lot because he was able to do it all at one school and because only two people had accomplished the feat. The Seminoles have reached the College World Series 15 times but are still seeking their first championship.

Florida State dropped its opener to the Rams 3-0 on Friday but rallied to win the next two games to take the three-game series.

 

T25-MISSISSIPPI ST-TEXAS A&M

No. 3 Mississippi State beats No. 23 Texas A&M 72-67

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Victoria Vivians scored 25 points and No. 3 Mississippi State avoided an upset with a 72-67 victory over Number 23 Texas A and M Sunday.

The Aggies (19-8, 9-5 Southeastern Conference) led by seven points in the fourth quarter before the Bulldogs (27-1, 13-1) charged back, highlighted by Teaira McCowan’s two field goals in the paint in the last 1:17. McCowan had 16 points for the Bulldogs

A and M had a seven-point lead with seven minutes remaining, but Vivians scored 10 points the rest of the way to key the comeback. The Aggies lost despite making all seven of their 3-point attempts, including 4 for 4 by Danni Williams and 3 for 3 by Taylor Cooper.

Williams led the Aggies with 23 points.

 

DODGERS-ORIOLES TRADE

Dodgers send LHP Vidal Nuno to Orioles for prospect Moseley

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers have traded veteran left-hander Vidal Nuno to the Baltimore Orioles for minor league right-hander Ryan Moseley.

The clubs announced the deal Sunday.

Nuno never pitched for the Dodgers, who acquired him from Seattle last November in a trade for catcher Carlos Ruiz.

Nuno is 5-20 with a 4.02 ERA in 126 big-league appearances with the Yankees, Diamondbacks and Mariners. He signed a $1.25 million, one-year deal in January.

The 22-year-old Moseley made a solid pro debut last season at Single-A Aberdeen. He was Baltimore’s eighth-round pick from Texas Tech in 2016.

The Dodgers needed to clear a spot on their 40-man roster before announcing the signing of veteran outfielder Franklin Gutierrez, who was seen at their spring training complex in Arizona earlier Sunday.

 

NASCAR-DAYTONA 500

Elliott nips Earnhardt to win 2nd straight Daytona 500 pole

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — It’s impossible to tell the history of NASCAR without mentioning Elliott and Earnhardt.

As the series shifts into a new era, those distinguished names are out front again and will give the start of the Daytona 500 a throwback feel.

Chase Elliott and Dale Earnhardt Junior — teammates and sons of Hall of Fame drivers — will start 1-2 and should give a sagging series a sorely needed boost this week headed into its marquee event.

Elliott nipped Earnhardt on the final qualifying lap Sunday to win his second straight pole for the Daytona 500. Elliott turned a lap at 192.872 mph to just edge Earnhardt’s speed of 192.864 and become the first repeat pole winner in 27 years.

“I don’t really care who it is. I’m not going to feel bad about beating somebody,” Elliott said. “Dale’s a good guy. I’m happy to share the front row with him. Happier to beat him.”

Earnhardt, long NASCAR’s most popular driver, had the speed to beat in his triumphant return after missing the second half of last season with a concussion. He missed the final 18 races with nausea, vision and balance issues after at least the fifth concussion of his career following a June wreck. He was as sharp as ever in the Number 88 Chevrolet headed into his first race since last July.