The Latest – February 14, 2012 14 Feb 12

Here is the latest sports news: Wolves fall to Magic. Wild take on Ducks. Moss will attempt NFL comeback. Lynx ink Thorn.

Magic Thump Timberwolves
(Orlando, FL) — Jason Richardson led a balanced attack with 17 points as the Magic thumped the Timberwolves, 102-89. Kevin Love collected 19 points and 15 boards for Minnesota, which has dropped four in-a-row. Nikola Pekovic finished with 16 points and 13 rebounds in the loss. Minnesota returns to the Target Center tomorrow evening to host the Charlotte Bobcats.

Wild On The Ice
(St. Paul, MN) — The Minnesota Wild are back on the ice this evening as they continue a four-game homestand against the Anaheim Ducks at The X. The Wild have lost four straight games to fall to 25-22-and-8 on the season. They suffered a 3-1 setback to Columbus on Saturday. Minnesota wraps up the homestay on Thursday against the Winnipeg Jets.

Moss Seeks Return To NFL
(Philadelphia, PA) — All Randy Moss wants for his birthday is a return to the NFL. On his 35th birthday yesterday, Moss told an audience on UStream.tv that he wants to make a comeback. The seven-time Pro Bowl wide receiver retired last August after 13 seasons. He has 954 career receptions for nearly 15-thousand yards and 153 touchdowns. Only Jerry Rice has more TD catches. In 2010, Moss had a combined 28 receptions for 393 yards and five scores with New England, Minnesota and Tennessee.

Lynx Sign Thorn
(Minneapolis, MN) — The Minnesota Lynx signed guard Erin Thorn on Monday. Thorn spent the last three seasons with the Chicago Sky. She appeared in 34 games in 2011, making seven starts and averaging 5.4 points and 2.4 assists while shooting 39.5 percent from three-point range. The BYU product played the first six years of her career with the New York Liberty and owns averages of 5.1 points, 1.5 assists and 1.4 rebounds in 251 career games.

Over the weekend, the Lynx re-signed guard Candice Wiggins. The third pick of the 2008 draft played in all 34 games as a reserve for Minnesota last season. She averaged almost six points-per-game to go with nearly two rebounds and one-and-a-half assists.

Gophers On The Court
(Minneapolis, MN) — The Minnesota Golden Gophers are back on the court this evening as they continue Big Ten play against sixth-ranked Ohio State at Williams Arena. The Gophers suffered a 68-61 overtime loss to then-number-22 Wisconsin last Thursday to fall to 5-and-7 in the Big Ten. They are 17-and-8 overall. Minnesota has lost five straight meetings to Ohio State. The last time the Gophers beat the Buckeyes was during the 2008-09 season.

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