Pelilcans lose Davis, beat Thunder...NBA commissioner touts high-tech future...Conditions improve at worlds
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Anthony Davis missed the second half of New Orleans’ game against Oklahoma City last night with what the Pelicans said was a left shoulder injury. It’s unclear how the injury might affect Davis’ availability for this weekend’s NBA All-Star festivities. Davis was selected for the All-Star Game for the sixth straight season. But if he plays, he’ll represent a team he has no plans to remain with long term. The Pelicans won, 131-122.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has opened the annual All-Star Technology Summit by touting the “smart jersey of the future.” Silver used an app on a phone to change the number and name on the back of a jersey that was displayed on the side of the stage where he spoke, flipping it from a Kemba Walker model to a Stephen Curry model to a Michael Jordan model. Silver laid out what a fully customizable fan experience may look like in the NBA in 2038, right down to changing the name on the jersey those fans wear to games.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Stephen and Seth Curry are returning to their hometown of Charlotte, North Carolina, for the NBA All-Star weekend. Stephen, a two-time league MVP, will join younger brother Seth in the 3-point shootout tomorrow night at the Spectrum Center and then play in his sixth straight All-Star game on Sunday. Their father Dell Curry is a former NBA star and color commentator for the Hornets. He says it’s going to be “be like a mini family reunion.”
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The International Olympic Committee has received commitments from North Korea that it will work to “remedy” its anti-doping controls that led to the country’s testing agency being suspended this week. That’s according to IOC President Thomas Bach, who met with sports and government officials from North and South Korea today in Switzerland. They talked about creating combined teams in four sports to try to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
ARE, Sweden (AP) — A blue sky and calmer conditions have greeted skiers at the world championships in Sweden, after two days of rain and strong winds. Today’s men’s giant slalom is only the second individual event at the championships that hasn’t been shortened because of bad conditions. French skier Alexis Pinturault has the lead after the first run. Marcel Hirscher, the defending world and Olympic giant slalom champion, was second after shrugging off flu-like symptoms.