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Fade to Zach Timberwolves rookie guard Zach LaVine took over the spotlight during the NBA Slam Dunk Contest last Saturday in Brooklyn, finishing off a behind-the-back jam for a perfect score of 50. At 19, the 6'5" LaVine became the event's second youngest champion, after Kobe Bryant, who was 18 when he took the title in 1997.
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Turning Over A Leaf Islanders right wing Colin McDonald plowed defenseman Stephane Robidas into the boards—and almost back onto the Maple Leafs' bench—during New York's 3--2 victory last Thursday in Uniondale, L.I. McDonald, who also assisted on the second goal, helped the Isles maintain their lead in the Metropolitan Division.
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Too Little, Too Gate Paula Moltzan of the U.S. skied through a gate and was disqualified from her slalom run during the nations team event at the world championships in Beaver Creek and Vail, Colo. Sweden won the quarterfinal round on Feb. 10, but U.S. skiers came away from the two-week competition with five medals—second to Austria's nine—including golds for Ted Ligety (giant slalom) and Mikaela Shiffrin (slalom).