Minnesota Timberwolves All-Star forward Kevin Love was suspended without pay for two games after stomping on the head of the Houston Rockets’ Luis Scola, while Los Angeles Lakers coach Mike Brown was given a one-game ban after making contact with a referee, the National Basketball Association said.
The Minnesota Timberwolves agreed on a four-year extension with All-Star forward Kevin Love, the first National Basketball Association player in 28 years to average more than 20 points and 15 rebounds per game.
Forward Kevin Love of the Minnesota Timberwolves will replace injured Houston Rockets center Yao Ming on the Western Conference squad for the National Basketball Association’s All-Star game on Feb. 20.
U.S. swimmer Ryan Lochte, aiming for his second gold medal at the London Olympics, qualified second for tonight’s semifinals of the 200-meter freestyle. Uzbek gymnast Luiza Galiulina was suspended for a positive drug test.
China added gold medals in shooting and diving to lift its London Olympics total to six as U.S. shooter Kimberly Rhode became the first American woman to win a medal in an individual sport in five straight games.