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  1. Religious issues on the court

    Henry Abbott

    FIBA rules ban some forms of religious wear, including the hijab. ESPN's Chad Ford, an expert on such issues in his day job as a professor, says repealing the ban would be a great idea....

    Blog | August 25, 2014
  2. Monday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Argentina's national team has an incredibly special place in modern basketball history, as they proved in winning the FIBA Americas tournament. A whole mess of insight into Jerry West on the internet. Tim Kawakami of the San Jose Mercury News dips ...

    Blog | September 12, 2011
  3. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Darnell Mayberry of The Oklahoman: "The final eight seconds of Team USA's 86-85 exhibition win over Spain on Sunday night in Madrid belonged to Kevin Durant. ... Against a Spanish team that is the defending FIBA world champion and considered by many ...

    Blog | August 23, 2010
  4. Gregg Popovich, Workout God

    Henry Abbott

    A Spurs video from the archives. It says the video is from 2007, but I suspect it's actually from 2006, when the team held training camp in France (check out the court -- it has temporary NBA court markings laid over the FIBA lines) and went on t...

    Blog | October 02, 2009
  5. Should the NBA Hire FIBA Referees?

    Henry Abbott

    As NBA referees are locked out, there is a need for great referees to step in and do their best. Would it make sense to look overseas? Alejandro Sanchez Varela is a FIBA referee from Uruguay, who says FIBA referees are surely talented, but are used t...

    Blog | September 24, 2009
  6. FIBA Americas Qualifier: Day 12

    Henry Abbott

    By Alfredo R. Berrios ESPNdeportes.com SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- The Brazilian Golden Boys. Brazil won the gold medal at the FIBA Americas Championship by defeating Puerto Rico 61-60 Sunday. Leandro Barbosa scored 24 points and Tiago Splitter a...

    Blog | September 07, 2009
  7. FIBA Americas Qualifier: Day 11

    Henry Abbott

    By Alfredo R. Berrios ESPNdeportes.com SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Brazil will face Puerto Rico in the final match of the FIBA Americas Championship on Sunday while Canada and Argentina will play to determine the bronze medalist of the regional qual...

    Blog | September 06, 2009
  8. FIBA Americas Qualifier: Day 10

    Henry Abbott

    By Alfredo R. Berrios ESPNdeportes.com SAN JUAN -- Canada defeated the Dominican Republic 80-76 and grabbed the final berth for the 2010 FIBA World Championship. The field is now complete as Canada joins Argentina, Brazil and Puerto Rico. After C...

    Blog | September 05, 2009
  9. FIBA Americas Qualifier: Day 9

    Henry Abbott

    By Alfredo R. Berrios ESPNdeportes.com SAN JUAN -- Argentina won its fifth straight game at the FIBA Americas Championship and became the third team to book a ticket to the 2010 FIBA World Championship after defeating Puerto Rico 80-78 Thursday n...

    Blog | September 03, 2009
  10. FIBA Americas Qualifier: Day 8

    Henry Abbott

    By Alfredo R. Berrios ESPNdeportes.com SAN JUAN -- Uruguay's 83-77 loss against Panama not only awarded the Panamanians their first victory in the quarterfinal round but also guaranteed Puerto Rico's ticket to the 2010 FIBA World Champion...

    Blog | September 03, 2009
  11. FIBA Americas Qualifier: Day 7

    Henry Abbott

    By Alfredo R. Berrios ESPNdeportes.com SAN JUAN -- Call it the "Clash of the Caribbean Titans". The coach for the Dominican Republic is viewing Wednesday's game against Puerto Rico as the one which could determine if his team can a...

    Blog | September 02, 2009
  12. FIBA Americas Qualifier: Day 6

    Henry Abbott

    By Alfredo R. Berrios ESPNdeportes.com SAN JUAN -- Argentina's Luis Scola knows that the Houston Rockets will go through a transitional phase this upcoming season. Still, the 6-9 forward expects the team to have a good year. "The team is...

    Blog | August 31, 2009
  13. FIBA Americas Qualifier: Day 5

    Henry Abbott

    By Alfredo R. Berrios ESPNdeportes.com SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Puerto Rico (4-0) concluded the Qualifying Round of the FIBA Americas Championship as the leader of Group A, followed by Uruguay (3-1), Canada (2-2), and Mexico (1-3). Brazil (4...

    Blog | August 31, 2009
  14. FIBA Americas Qualifier: Day 4

    Henry Abbott

    By Alfredo R. Berrios ESPNdeportes.com SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Forward Charlie Villanueva twisted his ankle in the final minutes of the Dominican Republic's 78-73 victory over Venezuela in Day 4 of the FIBA Americas Championship. &quo...

    Blog | August 30, 2009
  15. FIBA Americas Qualifier: Day 3

    Henry Abbott

    By Alfredo R. Berrios ESPNDeportes.com SAN JUAN -- Frustration has reached unexpected heights within Argentina's team. An incident that took place in the Argentina's locker room after their 76-67 loss to Brazil is under investigation. "...

    Blog | August 29, 2009
  16. FIBA Americas Qualifier: Day 2

    Henry Abbott

    By Alfredo R. Berrios ESPNDeportes.com SAN JUAN -- Embarrassed. That's how Mexico's coach felt after a 95-40 loss against Canada on Thursday, Day 2 of the Qualifying Round of the FIBA Americas Championship. The final score is the lowest sco...

    Blog | August 27, 2009