METAIRIE, La. (AP) - Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins figure they've proved they can co-exist. Both big men have been named All-Star starters, giving them hope they'll be paired together beyond this season, which is Cousins' last under contract. The 6-foot-10 Davis is averaging 26.7 points, 10.5 rebounds and 2.1 blocks per game. The 6-11 Cousins has averaged 25.3 points, 12.7 rebounds, 5.1 assists and 1.6 blocks.
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - Allen Greene's formal introduction as Auburn athletic director came four days after Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday, and Greene couldn't deny the significance even if he wished his skin color wasn't so notable. Greene took the podium Friday as the first African-American athletic director at Auburn and only the third in the Southeastern Conference, saying "it speaks volumes to how far our country has progressed."
(AP) - Quarterbacks Sam Darnold, Lamar Jackson and Josh Rosen are among the record 106 underclassmen given special entry the NFL draft. That makes four of the last five seasons in which at least 95 players have declared early. The NFL released the official list of college players who have requested early entry. Another 13 players who had eligibility remaining are eligible for the draft, including Wyoming QB Josh Allen, notified the NFL that they had completed requirements for a degree.
(AP) - The NFL announced that a record 106 underclassmen have been granted special eligibility to enter the draft and another 13 underclassmen have notified the league that they've completed their degrees and plan to enter the draft. The NFL draft will be held April 26-28 in Dallas. A few teams made out especially well, including Clemson and Ohio State. A few took some losses that will leave a mark, notably Texas and Notre Dame.
BOSTON (AP) - Daniel Cormier still fights in the shadow of disgraced ex-champion Jon Jones. Cormier defends the UFC light heavyweight championship Saturday in UFC 220 against Volkan Oezdemir in Boston. Cormier has never beaten Jones, who many still consider the best fighter in mixed martial arts.
(AP) - Cameron Carter-Vickers has been loaned by Tottenham to second-tier Ipswich, four days after the Premier League club recalled the American defender from what was to be a season-long loan to Sheffield United. Carter-Vickers turned 20 on Dec. 31 and is a son of former NBA player Howard Carter. Carter-Vickers played twice for Tottenham last season, in FA Cup matches against Aston Villa and Wycombe. He made his U.S. national team debut in November.
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