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Top 25 basketball tonight ... Hamlin wins Daytona ... Olympian Semenya fights testosterone limits for women runners

February 18, 2019

UNDATED (AP) — In Top 25 college basketball tonight, it’s No. 4 Virginia at No. 22 Virginia Tech. No. 18 Kansas State takes on West Virginia and No. 20 Wisconsin vs. Illinois. In women’s basketball, No. 3 Oregon visits No. 9 Oregon State. No. 6 Notre Dame plays No. 12 N.C. State. And No. 23 Rutgers is at Indiana.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kevin Durant had 31 points and seven rebounds, LeBron James added 19 points and Team LeBron overcame a big game from Giannis Antetokounmpo to defeat Team Giannis 178-164 Sunday night in the All-Star game. Team LeBron trailed by 18 points in the first half, but battled back in the third quarter to take the lead behind the sharpshooting of Klay Thompson and Damian Lillard. Thompson had 20 points and Lilllard 18.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Denny Hamlin won his second Daytona 500 in four years by leading a 1-2-3 sweep for Joe Gibbs Racing. The victory Sunday honored J.D. Gibbs, who died last month after battling a degenerative neurological disease. J.D. Gibbs was a co-founder of the race team with his father and discovered Hamlin. Kyle Busch finished second and Erik Jones was third as the Gibbs drivers held off Ford driver and reigning NASCAR champion Joey Logano’s frantic push in overtime.

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Olympic running champion Caster Semenya is in Lausanne, Switzerland for a hearing in a landmark case that will challenge science and gender politics. The International Association of Athletics Federations wants women with naturally elevated testosterone to lower their levels by medication before being allowed to compete in world-class races from 400 meters to one mile. Semenya is fighting the proposed rule.

TOKYO (AP) — The head of Tokyo’s government has declined to weigh in on the future Japanese Olympic Committee President Tsunekazu Takeda. Takeda is being investigated for his part in an alleged bribery scandal that French investigators believe may have helped Tokyo win the 2020 Olympics. Tokyo Governor Yurkio Koike told reporters “This is an issue for the JOC. Therefore, as the government of Tokyo, we are looking at what efforts need to be made in order to ensure the success of the games.”