Jayson Tatum, who scored 55 points and was the NBA All-Star Game MVP last season, will start for the East in this year’s game Feb. 18 at Indianapolis.

The other East starters will be Giannis Antetokounmpo of Milwaukee and Joel Embiid of Philadelphia in the forecourt, and Tyrese Haliburton of Indiana and Damian Lillard of Milwaukee at guard.

The West starters will be LeBronJames of the Lakers — an All-Star for the 20th time — in the forecourt with Kevin Durant of Phoenix and Nikola Jokic of Denver. The guards will be Shai Gilgeous-Alexander of Oklahoma City and Luka Doncic of Dallas.

• Wes Unseld Jr. is out as Washington’s coach midway through his third season with the team, and assistant Brian Keefe was promoted as the interim replacement.



FA CUP: Bournemouth became the first team to reach the last 16 by routing second-tier Swansea 5-0 at home, with all the goals coming in the first half and scored by different players.

Rebounding from a 4-0 loss to Liverpool in the Premier League on Sunday, Bournemouth led 3-0 after 14 minutes of the fourth-round match thanks to goals from Lloyd Kelly, Alex Scott and Luis Sinisterra.


HALL OF FAME: Todd Helton and Joe Mauer will become just the sixth pair of players inducted together after spending their careers with one organization.

There are no decisions for the Hall to make about the caps on the plaques of Helton, who spent 17 seasons with Colorado, and Mauer, who played 15 seasons for Minnesota. The Hall will have to decide what to do for Adrian Beltré after a career that included eight years with Texas, seven with the Los Angeles Dodgers, five with Seattle and one with Boston.

MAJOR LEAGUES: Joc Pederson and Arizona agreed to a $9.5 million, one-year contract that includes a mutual option for 2025.



U.S. CHAMPIONSHIPS: Emily Chan and Spencer Howe overcame their short preparation to score 65.86 points and take a narrow lead over Ellie Kam and Danny O’Shea after the pairs short program at Columbus, Ohio

Chan and Howe competed for the first time since his shoulder forced the reigning silver medalists to miss most of the season. Kam and O’Shea had 64.57 points after his two-footed landing on their triple salchow and her mistake on their throw triple loop. Katie McBeath and Daniil Parkman were a surprising third with 64.21 points.


WOMEN’S TOUR: Hall of Famers Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova called on the women’s tennis tour to stay out of Saudi Arabia, saying that holding the WTA Finals there “would represent not progress, but significant regression.”

“There should be a healthy debate over whether ‘progress’ and ‘engagement’ is really possible,” the two players, who were on-court rivals decades ago, wrote in an op-ed piece in The Washington Post, “or whether staging a Saudi crown-jewel tournament would involve players in an act of sportswashing merely for the sake of a cash influx.”



PGA: Stephan Jaeger of Germany made a 35-foot eagle putt on his final hole for an 8-under 64 and a one-shot lead over Nicolai Hojgaard of Denmark after the second round of the Farmers Insurance Open at San Diego.

Jaeger is at 12 under halfway through the tournament.

• Alabama sophomore Nick Dunlap announced he is turning pro, four days after becoming the first amateur in 33 years to win on the PGA Tour.

LPGA: Lydia Ko, the former world No. 1, shot a 6-under 65 at Bradenton, Florida, to share the first-round lead with Nelly Korda at the Drive on Championship.


ECLIPSE AWARDS: Cody’s Wish was named horse of the year at the 53rd annual awards banquet at Palm Beach, Florida, and also earned older dirt male honors. Arcangelo, the Belmont Stakes and Travers winner, won as the nation’s top 3-year-old male.

Hall of Famer Bill Mott, who oversaw Cody’s Wish, was honored as top trainer. Irad Ortiz Jr. took top jockey and Axel Concepcion won as apprentice rider. Godolphin won awards as top owner and breeder.

— News service reports

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