(AP) - Players get to have a say in NBA All-Star voting as well, and more than half of the league got picked on at least one ballot as a starter. Some of the players who got votes from their peers haven't even played in the NBA this season. Players can vote for themselves, but the ballots are not made public.
HOUSTON (AP) - Eric Gordon scored 30 points to lead the Houston Rockets to a 116-98 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves. James Harden returned to the Rockets' lineup after missing seven games with a left hamstring strain and finished with 10 points on 3-for-15 shooting, and added seven assists, two steals and two blocks in 26 minutes.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Artemi Panarin scored in the second round of a shootout, and the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Dallas Stars 2-1. Joonas Korpisalo had 35 saves for Columbus, which returned from its five-day break after losing both ends of a back-to-back last week. Jordan Schroeder scored his first goal of the season in the first period.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - USA Gymnastics is ending its long relationship with the Karolyi Ranch. The organization announced Thursday that it has terminated its agreement to have the ranch outside of Huntsville, Texas, serve as the National Training Center. The decision came three days after Olympic champion Simone Biles expressed dismay at having to attend camps there, where Biles says she was sexually abused by former national team doctor Larry Nassar.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - USA Gymnastics is ending its long relationship with the Karolyi Ranch. The organization announced it has terminated its agreement to have the ranch outside of Huntsville, Texas, serve as the National Training Center. The decision came after Olympic champion Simone Biles expressed dismay at having to attend camps there, where Biles says she was sexually abused by a former national team doctor. The ranch is the home of former national team coordinator Martha Karolyi and her husband, Bela.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - TCU point guard Jaylen Fisher will miss the rest of the season after surgery to repair a meniscus tear in his right knee. The surgery Thursday came two days after he got hurt in practice. He will need three to four months to recover. It was the second time in less than six months he injured a knee in practice. He had a meniscus tear in his left knee in August. He had surgery then and was back for the start of the regular season.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Khaalia Hillsman and Chennedy Carter scored 20 points apiece and No. 16 Texas A&M defeated Alabama 73-54. Danni Williams added 13 points for the Aggies (15-5, 4-2 Southeastern Conference).
EDINBURG, Texas (AP) - Conner Toolson scored a season-high 23 points and Kenneth Ogbe added 17 as Utah Valley remained unbeaten in conference play with an 84-76 win over UT Rio Grande Valley. Akolda Manyang had 15 points and 12 boards for the Wolverines (15-5, 4-0 Western Athletic Conference), and Brandon Randolph dished out a season-high 12 assists as UVU beat the Vaqueros (10-10, 2-2) for the 11th straight time.
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