Boston’s Thomas named All-Star game reserve

Draymond Green and Klay Thompson were picked for the Western Conference team, giving the NBA champion Warriors three All-Stars for the first time in 40 years.

Sacramento’s DeMarcus Cousins, Houston’s James Harden, San Antonio’s LaMarcus Aldridge, the Clippers’ Chris Paul and New Orleans’ Anthony Davis were also chosen Thursday for the West squad for the Feb. 14 game.

Toronto’s DeMar DeRozan will represent the host team and is joined by fellow East reserves Chicago’s Jimmy Butler, Detroit’s Andre Drummond, Miami’s Chris Bosh, Washington’s John Wall, Atlanta’s Paul Millsap and Boston’s Isaiah Thomas.

Monta Ellis had 25 points and Myles Turner added 20 in his first NBA start to lead host Indiana past Atlanta, 111-92.

Danilo Gallinari scored 26 points and hit four of his five 3-point attempts to lead visiting Denver to a 117-113 victory over reeling Washington.

Toronto set a franchise record with its 10th consecutive victory, 103-93 over the New York Knicks.

Ryan Anderson had 36 points as New Orleans beat Sacramento 114-105 for its sixth victory in eight games.

Memphis pulled away in the second half for a 103-83 victory over Milwaukee.


MAJOR LEAGUES: Right-hander Doug Fister and the Houston Astros agreed to a $7 million, one-year contract.

The 31-year-old was 5-7 with a 4.19 ERA in 15 starts and 10 relief appearances last season for Washington. He was 16-6 with a 2.41 ERA for the Nationals in 2014, when he finished eighth in NL Cy Young Award voting.

Fister’s career 1.77 walks per nine innings is the lowest among active pitchers with 1,000 or more innings.

The Tampa Bay Rays acquired Corey Dickerson from the Colorado Rockies for left-handed reliever Jake McGee in a trade that also sent a minor leaguer to each team.

The Rays got third baseman Kevin Padlo and Colorado got right-hander German Marquez.

In another move, Tampa Bay reached a one-year, $4.75 million deal with free-agent first baseman/outfielder Steve Pearce.

Pitcher Ivan Nova and the New York Yankees agreed to a $4.1 million, one-year contract and avoided undergoing salary arbitration.

The 29-year-old right-hander returned to the Yankees on June 24 after having Tommy John surgery and went 6-11 with a 5.07 ERA in 17 starts.


PGA: Scott Brown birdied his last two holes for a 6-under 66 and a share of the first-round lead in the Farmers Insurance Open at San Diego.

It felt much better for Brown, who played on the tough South Course at Torrey Pines, which was 21/2 strokes harder than the North Course where Andrew Loupe shot a 66.

Phil Mickelson salvaged a rough start and made six birdies to wind up with a 69.

LPGA: Michelle Wie was stung by a bee in the season-opening Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic, and second-ranked Inbee Park withdrew because of back pain after the second-worst round of her career.

Wie was stung on the hand on the 16th hole, her seventh of the day. She had three bogeys on her back nine and finished 3-over 76 to fall eight strokes behind.

Park shot an 80, playing her final four holes in 5 over.

EUROPEAN TOUR: Paul Lawrie shot 6-under 66 at the Qatar Masters, giving the former British Open champion a one-shot lead after the second round at Doha, Qatar.

– From staff and news services

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