Warriors guard Klay Thompson and Rockets guard James Harden have been named starters for the Western Conference All-Star team, while Pelicans forward Anthony Davis will not play because of a sprained shoulder.
Vernon Adams will remain on scholarship at Eastern Washington while he finishes his degree but will not be permitted to work out with the team or use the school's athletic facilities to train leading up to his eventual transfer to Oregon.
Prized Cuban free agent Yoan Moncada has four or five more private workouts scheduled with Major League Baseball teams in the next week and hopes to decide where he'll sign by Feb. 23, his representative told ESPN on Wednesday.
Little League Baseball has stripped the U.S. championship from the Chicago-based Jackie Robinson West team and has suspended the coach for violating a rule prohibiting the use of players who live outside the geographic area that the team represents.
Charles Barkley took a shot from Daryl Morey and returned fire, calling the Rockets GM "one of those idiots who believes in analytics." Barkley then disavowed the practice, saying its proponents " never played the game, and they never got the girls."