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  1. Q&A: Kevin Durant talks 'Thunderstruck'

    Marc Stein

    DALLAS -- Tired? Why would Kevin Durant be tired? So what if he had to rush from the NBA Finals to Team USA training camp in Las Vegas less than two weeks later and then start promoting his new movie almost immediately after returning from a mo...

    Blog | August 23, 2012
  2. Q&A with movie star Kevin Durant

    Marc Stein

    DALLAS -- Tired? Why would Kevin Durant be tired? So what if he had to rush from the NBA Finals to Team USA training camp in Las Vegas less than two weeks later and then start promoting his new movie almost immediately after returning from a mo...

    Blog | August 22, 2012
  3. FIBA chief says no age limit coming for 2016 Olympics

    Marc Stein

    NBA commissioner David Stern's push to see an age limit of 23 for the men's Olympic basketball tourament is losing steam.

    Story | Conversation | August 11, 2012
  4. Updated: Stein basketball power rankings

    Marc Stein

    Updating ESPN's Olympic Power Rankings as the tournament moves into the knockout stage: 1. UNITED STATES Even with all the injuries, even amid the spells of vulnerability, you'll note that only one team in the tournament got through group play u...

    Blog | August 07, 2012
  5. Instant Analysis: USA 126, Argentina 97

    Marc Stein

    LONDON -- Some at-the-buzzer instant analysis of Team USA's 126-97 victory over Argentina on Monday night to wrap up Group A play: How it happened: Another international team with expert ball and player movement poked holes in Team USA's vaunted d...

    Blog | August 06, 2012
  6. 2012 Summer Olympics -- Spain-Brazil men's basketball loser has e...

    Marc Stein

    Spain and Brazil both appear to have great incentive to lose in their final installment of men's Olympic basketball pool play.

    Story | Conversation | August 05, 2012
  7. Instant Analysis: Team USA 99, Lithuania 94

    Marc Stein

    Some at-the-buzzer instant analysis of Team USA's 99-94 escape against Lithuania in the Americans' fourth of five games in Group A: How it happened: An offensive cooldown was inevitable after the historic 3 party Thursday night against Nigeria, bu...

    Blog | August 04, 2012
  8. Lithuania's history of scaring Team USA

    Marc Stein

    LONDON -- Having covered only one Olympics before this one, back in 2000 in Sydney, I will never forget the stampede of reporters frantically running into the basketball venue once word began to spread that Lithuania and a former Maryland guard named...

    Blog | August 03, 2012
  9. Putting 83-point win in perspective

    Marc Stein

    LONDON - Why is everyone so impressed? Or putting it another way: Did you know that Team USA's 156-73 humbling of Nigeria from Thursday night is only the third most lopsided scoreline in Olympic basketball games played in London during the Summer ...

    Blog | August 03, 2012
  10. Instant Analysis: Team USA 156, Nigeria 73

    Marc Stein

    LONDON -- Some at-the-buzzer instant analysis of Team USA's 156-73 fireworks show Thursday night against Nigeria that smashed countless records and moved the Americans to 3-0 in Group A play. How it happened: Let's just say that a rare day off ...

    Blog | August 02, 2012
  11. Instant Analysis: Team USA 110, Tunisia 63

    Marc Stein

    LONDON -- Some at-the-buzzer instant analysis of Team USA's 110-63 pounding Tuesday night of Tunisia in Group A play. How it happened: How? Good question. The Americans, flat as they clearly were at the start against the consensus weakest co...

    Blog | July 31, 2012
  12. Team USA eyes big production from Love

    Marc Stein

    LONDON -- The bar for Mike Krzyzewski has been set pretty high. By Coach K himself. If the United States is fortunate enough to win its second consecutive gold medal in men's basketball Aug. 12, Krzyzewski will have a good amount of celebrating to...

    Blog | July 31, 2012
  13. Olympics or not, Wimbledon IS Wimbledon

    Marc Stein

    LONDON -- Olympic tennis at Wimbledon really isn't Wimbledon. Or so they say. That's the warning you get from some tennis savants when you tell them you're thinking about heading out to SW19 while in London for the Summer Games. Or this one:...

    Blog | July 29, 2012
  14. Instant Analysis: USA 98, France 71

    Marc Stein

    Some at-the-buzzer Instant Analysis of Team USA's 98-71 defeat of France in Sunday's Group A opener at the 2012 Olympics in London: How it happened: After an underwhelming start lowlighted by wayward perimeter shooting and a curious lack of earl...

    Blog | July 29, 2012
  15. Despite injury, all eyes will be on Parker

    Marc Stein

    LONDON -- As genuinely scared as Tony Parker and many friends were about his wrong-place, wrong-time misfortune in a New York nightclub and the resulting damage it did to his left eye, Parker's closest pals on Team USA don't expect a diminished No. 9...

    Blog | July 28, 2012
  16. Team USA by the numbers

    Marc Stein

    LONDON -- As we await Sunday's launch of the Olympic men's basketball tournament, there is some data to dissect. With some helpful dishing from ESPN Stats & Info, let's go inside the numbers from Team USA's five exhibition wins, by an average of...

    Blog | July 26, 2012