AUS: The X-Men and X-Women Track teams competed at the UNB SJ Invitational meet on Friday & Saturday. Friday featured the 4×800 relay races. The X-Women squad of Caden Lee, Caroline Ash, Brynn Hebert and Allie Sandluck won the women’s race with a time of 9:18.77. The X-Men had two teams entered into the relay. Liam Patterson, Jack Wierzbicki, Joel Gallant and Jack O’Connell came in fourth spot with a time of 7:52.9. They were followed by their X teammates Liam McCulllagh, Luke MacDonald, Matthew Lawton and Andrew Lupenette in fifth place with an 8:11.5 result.
On Saturday, STFX runners competed in the 300m, 600, 1000m, 3000m and one mile events. Eileen Benoit won the one mile race, followed by teammates Caroline Ash and Allie Sandluck in second and third. Brynn Hebert claimed second place in the 1000m race. The X runners will be back in action on Feb. 9-10 when the X-Women travel to Boston for the BU Invitational. The AUS Championship will take place Feb. 23-24 in Moncton.
All local games scheduled for Saturday & Sunday have been postponed due to the storm.
LeBron James scored 24 points and teammate Austin Reaves added 22 as the visiting Los Angeles Lakers snapped the New York Knicks’ nine-game N-B-A win streak with a 113-105 triumph at Madison Square Garden. Jalen Brunson scored 36 points for the Knicks and Donte Divincenzo added 26. The Lakers have won two straight.
Stephen Curry scored a season-high 60 points in the Golden State’ Warriors’ 141-134 overtime loss to the Atlanta Hawks. Trae Young scored 35 points to help the Hawks outlast the visiting Warriors. Curry finished two points shy of his career high of 62. Dejounte Murray scored the final seven points in an 11-0 run to open the overtime for Atlanta and finished with 19 points. Onyeka Okongwu had a career-high 22 points in the win.
Donovan Mitchell scored 31 points, Evan Mobley had 28 points and 10 rebounds and the Cleveland Cavaliers routed the San Antonio Spurs 117-99. Jarrett Allen had 26 points and 16 rebounds to help the Cavaliers win their fifth straight and 13th in 14 games. Devin Vassell scored 22 points for the Spurs.
Auston Matthews and his N-H-L all-star team beat the team captained by Connor McDavid. The Toronto Maple Leafs star led Team Matthews with two goals — including the winner — and an assist to secure a 7-4 victory over Team McDavid in the final of the league’s 3-on-3 all-star mini tournament. The winners share a 1-million-dollar (U-S) prize. Matthews was also named M-V-P.
The Canadian men’s tennis team has advanced to the next round of the Davis Cup. Montreal’s Gabriel Diallo pushed Canada into the Davis Cup Finals group stage on Saturday by bouncing Seongchan Hong 7-5, 4-6, 6-1 to give Canada a 3-1 victory over South Korea in the best-of-five qualifier in front of 1,925 fans at Montreal’s I-G-A Stadium. Canada returns to action for the group stage of the Davis Cup Finals in September.
The Miami Dolphins named former Baltimore Ravens assistant head coach and defensive line coach Anthony Weaver as their defensive coordinator on Saturday. Weaver had previously interviewed with the Atlanta Falcons and Washington Commanders for their head coaching vacancies before joining the Dolphins, where he will reunite with his former coaching colleague Mike McDaniel.
NHL All-Star Weekend at Toronto
Team McDavid 4 Team MacKinnon 3 (SO)
Team Matthews 6 Team Hughes 5 (SO)
Team Matthews 7 Team McDavid 4
Toronto 4 Minnesota 1
L.A. Lakers 113 New York 105
Brooklyn 136 Philadelphia 121
Atlanta 141 Golden State 134 (OT)
Sacramento 123 Chicago 115
Cleveland 117 San Antonio 101
Milwaukee 129 Dallas 117
Sunday’s Games (All times Eastern)
New York at Ottawa, 1 p.m.
Montreal at Boston, 3:30 p.m.
Orlando at Detroit, 3 p.m.
Phoenix at Washington, 3:30 p.m.
Indiana at Charlotte, 6 p.m.
L.A. Clippers at Miami, 6 p.m.
Memphis at Boston, 6 p.m.
Houston at Minnesota, 7 p.m.
Toronto at Oklahoma City, 7 p.m.
Milwaukee at Utah, 8 p.m.
Portland at Denver, 8:30 p.m.