Sports Recap for Monday, Feb. 24th

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Feb 24, 2014 at 10:38 am

Sports for Monday, Feb. 24th 

NBA: Portland Trailblazers 108, Minnesota Timberwolves 97
- Kevin Love had 31 points and 10 rebounds
- Wolves were outscored 56-37 in the 2nd half
- Wolves are idle tonight, @ Phoenix tomorrow 
Other Notes: Brooklyn Nets signed Jason Collins, the first openly gay NBA player. He was in the lineup last night for the Nets 108-102 win over the Lakers. He had 0 points and 2 rebounds
NHL: Wild are off until Thursday when they are at Edmonton 
Boys Basketball: MiIlaca @ Cathedral // St. Johns Prep @ LPGE // 
Girls Basketball: St. Johns Prep @ Maple Lake // Sartell @ Brainerd // St. Cloud Tech @ Rocori // Apollo @ Willmar // 
Boys Hockey: Section 6A Final Thursday, Alexandria vs. Cathedral
Girls State Championships:
A: Blake School 3, East Grand Forks 2
AA: Hill-Murray 5, Benilde-St. Margret 3
The state wrestling tournament gets started Thursday with the team competition and the Friday starts the individual competition. 
Congratulations to Melrose who won the Class A state Championship in Gymnastics over the weekend, while St. Cloud Tech finished in 5th in Class AA.
- Jaylin Brinkman from Melrose was the top finisher in the uneven bars
MLB: Twins first spring training game is Friday against the Red Sox
Auto Racing: Dale Earnhart Jr won his 2nd Daytona 500
- Next week they are in Phoenix 
- The race was delayed 6 hours and 22 minutes because of rain
- The Granite City Speedway opens their doors on May 4th
Olympics: Final Medal Count
1. Russia 33
2. United States 28 (9 Gold, 7 Silver, 12 Bronze)
3. Norway 26
4. Canada 25
College Football
- Minnesota has extended the contract of Jerry Kill into the 2018 season. He also say a pay increase from 1.2 million to 2.1 million
- Duck Commander, the company that is owned by the Robertson family of "Duck Dynasty" will be the main sponsor of the Independence Bowl in Shreveport Louisiana. 
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