James leads All-Star win, scoring 29 points

LeBron James made a go-ahead, finger-roll layup with 34.5 seconds left and finished with a game-high 29 points to lead Team LeBron to a 148-145 victory against Team Stephen in the NBA All-Star Game at Los Angeles.

James, who was named the All-Star game MVP for the third time, gave his team a 146-145 lead with the layup and Russell Westbrook added a layup to complete the scoring.

“We got stops when we needed to,” Westbrook said.


SCHNEIDER SEVENTH: Sanford native Rachel Schneider led the first 1,100 meters and finished with a personal best but it was not enough in Sunday’s women’s 1,500-meter race at the USATF Indoor Track and Field Championship in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

The 26-year-old Schneider, a former All-American at Georgetown University, finished seventh in the race. Shelby Houlihan, a 2016 Olympian and the favorite entering the race, won in four minutes, 13.07 seconds. Houlihan’s Bowerman Track Club teammate Colleen Quigley was second in 4:13.21 The top two finishers qualified for the IAAF World Indoor Championships, to be held in Birmingham, England, March 1-4.

Houlihan also won the 3,000, sweeping the two distance races for the second straight year.

Schneider’s time of 4:16.71 bettered her previous best in the indoor 1,500 meters by just over one second.

Schneider entered the race with the season’s fastest indoor mile time by an American woman.

Christian Coleman broke the world indoor record in the 60 meters in 6.34 seconds Sunday to win his first U.S. title in the final event of the championships.

Coleman ran a world-best a month ago at the Clemson Invitational, but the mark was not recognized because electronic blocks were not used.

This time there was no doubt when he put on an extra burst about midway through the run, pulling away from former champion Ronnie Baker, who finished with a personal best of 6.40.


ABN AMRO WORLD TOURNAMENT: Roger Federer overpowered Grigor Dimitrov 6-2, 6-2 in less than an hour Sunday in the final at Rotterdam, Netherlands, to earn his 97th career title.

Federer extended his domination over the player once dubbed “Baby Fed” for the similarities in their playing style, registering his seventh victory in as many meetings.

QATAR OPEN: Petra Kvitova continued her remarkable comeback by beating Garbine Muguruza 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 in the final at Doha for her 13th straight win and second consecutive title.

It was Kvitova’s sixth win over a top-10 player in 2018.

ARGENTINA OPEN: Top-seeded Dominic Thiem of Austria beat Slovenia’s Alijaz Bedene 6-2, 6-4 on Sunday to win in Buenos Aires for the second time in three seasons.

NEW YORK OPEN: Top-seeded Kevin Anderson won the inaugural tournament at Uniondale, beating No. 2 seed Sam Querrey 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (1) for his fourth career title.


FA CUP: Eight-time winner Tottenham was held 2-2 by English third-tier team Rochdale at Rochdale, England, in the fifth round of the competition.

“It was an amazing game and an amazing event for us,” Rochdale Manager Keith Hill said of his bottom-of-the-table team. “We took the opposition on and we know how good they are.”

– News service report

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