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Associated Press Kevin Love watches as his partner Hans Stolfus during a match at the Manhattan Beach Open volleyball tournament Thursday in Manhattan Beach, Calif. Idled by the NBA lockout, Love is giving pro beach volleyball a try.

Love exits early in pro beach volleyball debut

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By Beth Harris, AP Sports Writer

MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. -- Kevin Love won't be giving up his day job anytime soon.

Idled by the NBA lockout, the Minnesota Timberwolves All-Star hit the sand to compete in his first pro beach volleyball tournament Thursday. He and his partner lost in straight sets, but Love called the action "addicting" and wants to keep honing his game.


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