The Latest – February 27, 2012 27 Feb 12

Here is the latest sports news: West nips East in All-Star Game. Love wins Three-Point Shootout. Gophers no match for Hoosiers. Wild win. Zumaya done.

West Holds Off East In All-Star Game
(Orlando, FL) — Kevin Durant had 36 points and seven rebounds as the West held on for a 152-149 win over the East in the 61st NBA All-Star Game in Orlando. Durant was named the game’s MVP. Timberwolves forward Kevin Love had 17 points and seven rebounds in his second All-Star Game appearance. The Wolves open the second half of the season against the Clippers in L.A. tomorrow night.

Love Wins Three-Point Contest
(Orlando, FL) — Timberwolves forward Kevin Love won the Three-Point Shootout title Saturday night. Love defeated Thunder star Kevin Durant and defending champion and Heat guard James Jones for the title. Love had 17 points to edge Durant in a tiebreaker.

Gophers No Match For Hoosiers
(Minneapolis, MN) — Minnesota suffered a 69-50 home loss to 24th-ranked Indiana yesterday. Austin Hollins had 14 points for the Gophers, who were handed their fifth straight loss. The 17-and-12 Gophers will be on the road to face 15th-ranked Wisconsin at 7:00 tomorrow night.

Wild Roll Sharks
(St. Paul, MN) — Jed Ortmeyer scored the game-winner with 4:13 left as the Wild dumped the Sharks, 4-3. Matt Cullen, Nick Schultz and Cal Clutterbuck also scored for the Wild. Niklas Backstrom made 25 saves for Minnesota, which has won three-of-four. The Wild will host the Kings tomorrow night.

Sharks’ McLellan Takes Stick To Head
(St. Paul, MN) — Sharks head coach Todd McLellan took a stick to the head during yesterday’s game against the Wild. Replay showed that Wild defenseman Marco Scandella’s stick hit the head of McLellan following a check in the second period. McLellan was able to fly back with the team.

Twins’ Zumaya Out For Season
(Fort Myers, FL) — Joel Zumaya’s career with the Twins ended almost as quickly as it began. Zumaya needs Tommy John surgery and will miss the entire upcoming season. The 27-year-old Zumaya was forced to leave his bullpen session after only 13 pitches on Saturday.

Daniel Mowbray/as SPT)

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