NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Pelicans center Anthony Davis set an NBA All-Star game scoring record while helping the Western Conference earn a 192-182 win over the East at New Orleans. Davis poured in 52 to shatter the previous mark of 42 set by Wilt Chamberlain in 1962. Thunder guard Russell Westbrook had 41 points and just 19 minutes, and former teammate Kevin Durant of Golden State had a triple-double of 21 points, 10 assists and 10 rebounds in the highest-scoring game in league history.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Sacramento Kings forward DeMarcus Cousins may be heading to the New Orleans Pelicans. A person familiar with the situation says the Kings have agreed to trade Cousins and Omri Casspi to the Pelicans for Tyreke (ty-REEK’) Evans, rookie Buddy Hield (heeld), Langston Galloway and first- and second-round draft picks this summer. Cousins has played his entire career with Sacramento, averaging 21 points and 10.8 rebounds in 6 ½ seasons.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dustin Johnson is the world’s top-ranked men’s golfer after coasting to a five-shot victory in the Genesis Open at Riviera Country Club. Johnson completed a 64 yesterday before closing with an even-par 71 to replace Jason Day atop the rankings. Scott Brown and Thomas Pieters tied for second.
NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Fred Couples is the winner of the Chubb Classic by three strokes over second-round leader Miguel Angel Jimenez (AHN’-hehl hee-MEHN’-ehz). Couples closed with a bogey-free 5-under 67 for a 16 under total in his 12th PGA Tour Champions title and first since 2014. Jimenez entered the final round one shot ahead of Couples and Kevin Sutherland.
DAYTONA, Fla. (AP) — Chase Elliott will be the Daytona 500 pole-sitter for the second straight year after edging Dale Earnhardt Jr. on the final lap of yesterday’s qualifying. Elliott and Earnhardt gave Hendrick Motorsports and Chevrolet a 1-2 front row for NASCAR’s season-opening race next Sunday. Elliott is the race’s first repeat pole-winner in 27 years.