Team Hill wins Rising Stars Challenge
NBA: Andre Drummond had 30 points and a Rising Stars Challenge-record 25 rebounds, leading Team Hill to a 142-136 victory over Team Webber on Friday night.
Besides an impressive tally of dunks and rebounds, Drummond managed to make his free throws while winning MVP honors.
A 41 percent shooter during the regular season, the Detroit forward went 6 for 8, including a pair with 29 seconds left after chasing down Bradley Beal’s missed free throw to give his team a five-point lead.
Boston’s Kelly Olynyk (Gonzaga) scored nine points.
• Anthony willing to remain with Knicks: Carmelo Anthony said he knows “for a fact” the Knicks won’t trade him, and says he would be open to staying in New York for less than a maximum contract.
Anthony has said he plans to become a free agent this summer.
The NBA’s trade deadline is Thursday, but Anthony ruled out any chance the Knicks would move him to avoid the possibility they could lose him for nothing in July.
New York can pay him around $30 million more than any team, but Anthony said at the NBA’s All-Star weekend that money doesn’t really matter to him and that his concern “is being able to compete on a high level, at a championship level.”
No. 6 Stanford routs No. 15 Arizona State
Women’s basketball: Chiney Ogwumike had 20 points and 13 rebounds for her 19th double-double of the season and No. 6 Stanford bounced back from its first loss in nearly three months with a surprising 61-35 rout of 15th-ranked Arizona State (20-5, 9-4 Pac-12) in Stanford, Calif.
Stanford (23-2, 12-1) jumped out to an early lead and was never challenged by the conference’s second-place team.
• UConn star forward out: UConn announced that All-American Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis will miss the next 3-6 weeks with mononucleosis, leaving the Huskies with eight healthy players.
The junior forward was averaging 12 points a game. She already missed eight games earlier this season after suffering a nerve contusion on her right elbow.
Langer leads ACE Group Classic
Golf: Defending champion Bernhard Langer shot an 8-under-par 64 to take a one-stroke lead after the first round of the ACE Group Classic in Naples, Fla.
Langer birdied three of his first holes in his bogey-free round on TwinEagles’ Talon Course.
Bob Tway was second. He birdied his last three holes, making a 60-foot putt on No. 8.
Olin Browne opened with a 66, while Duffy Waldorf and former Pullman resident Kirk Triplett shot 67.
• Hedwall sits atop women’s Australian Open: Sweden’s Caroline Hedwall had a hole-in-one as part of a 7-under 65 that gave her a one-shot lead after the second round of the women’s Australian Open in Melbourne.
Hedwall aced the par-3 16th and also eagled the par-5 eighth along with five birdies and two bogeys to reach 11-under 133, one shot ahead of world No. 2 Suzanne Pettersen of Norway.
Kim Welch (Washington State) missed the cut after shooting a 5-over 77 for a two-round score of 159.
Reds’ Latos has surgery on knee
MLB: Starter Mat Latos had surgery to repair torn cartilage in his left knee, giving the Cincinnati Reds a concern as they opened spring training in Goodyear, Ariz.
Latos suffered the injury a few days earlier while throwing in Arizona. He’ll have to stop throwing for about 10 days to let the knee heal.
Latos went 14-7 last season with a 3.16 ERA in 32 starts. He had surgery to remove bone chips from his pitching elbow at the end of the season.
• Texas adds pitching depth: The Texas Rangers signed right-hander Tommy Hanson to a one-year contract in their search for depth in a rotation dealing with injury concerns.
Hanson was 4-3 with a 5.42 ERA with the Los Angeles Angels last season. The Rangers made room for Hanson by putting reliever Joseph Ortiz on the 60-day disabled list with a broken left foot.
Texas will start the season without left-hander Derek Holland, who injured his left knee in an accident at home
• Bedard seeks spot in Rays’ rotation : The Tampa Bay Rays say newly signed pitcher Erik Bedard is a candidate for the fifth spot in the rotation or might work out of the bullpen.
Bedard’s expected to report to spring training in the next couple of days.
The 34-year-old lefty went 4-12 with a 4.59 ERA for Houston. Bedard is 67-76 overall in 10 seasons with Baltimore, Seattle, Boston, Pittsburgh and Houston.
• Hudson recovery on schedule: San Francisco Giants pitcher Tim Hudson said he’ll be ready when the season starts for his new team.
The 38-year-old righty is still recovering from a badly broken right ankle that occurred on July 24 while he was covering first base for the Atlanta Braves.
Hudson signed a two-year, $23 million free-agent deal with the Giants in November.
American Sutton wins 400-meter freestyle
Swimming: Two-time Olympian Chloe Sutton broke the meet record in the 400-meter freestyle in the Arena Grand Prix event at YMCA Aquatic Center in Orlando, Fla.
Sutton, from Mission Viejo, Calif., finished in 4 minutes, 10.11 seconds to edge Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu by 39 one-hundreths of a second.
Red Wings center to miss rest of games
NHL: Sweden captain Henrik Zetterberg will miss the rest of the Olympic men’s hockey tournament in Sochi, Russia, because of a back injury.
Sweden made the announcement before facing Switzerland in its second game of the tournament.
Zetterberg scored a goal in the Swedes’ opening victory over the Czech Republic on Wednesday. He sat out of Thursday’s practice because of a herniated disk in his back.
The injury also has bothered the Swedes’ first-line center during the NHL season with the Detroit Red Wings, forcing him to miss 11 games.