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  1. Did Popovich, or Stern, sit those players?

    Henry Abbott

    Pedro Portal/Getty Images/Getty ImagesWith his record, no one can accuse Gregg Popovich of not trying to win as much as possible. Six times more likely. Research shows that serious injuries are six times more likely in professional soccer players wh...

    Blog | November 30, 2012
  2. Is the NBA divorcing the Olympics?

    Henry Abbott

    David Ramos/Getty Images The battle is on to control stars like LeBron James and Deron Williams in the NBA offseason. David Stern has been musing for months: Maybe it's time to take a page out of soccer's playbook by holding the best players in the...

    Blog | August 01, 2012
  3. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Benjamin Hochman of The Denver Post: "They play soccer on Thursdays, Denver's melting pot of footballers from Brazil, Argentina, Peru. It's a hodgepodge of muscular men, lithe ladies and one 6-foot-11 dude who somehow seems to fit in like he is 5-foo...

    Blog | August 16, 2011
  4. Leandro Barbosa considering going overseas

    Henry Abbott

    Catherine Steenkeste/NBAE/Getty Images Leandro Barbosa has until the end of the month to opt-out -- if a lockout looks likely, he may. The Raptors' Leandro Barbosa was all smiles on Wednesday playing soccer in New York at former teammate Steve Nash...

    Blog | June 23, 2011
  5. Soccer's elegant development solution

    Henry Abbott

    The world's finest young athletes in most sports -- those with pro prospects -- make money from their valuable work. But not in basketball and football, oddly. For some reason (these sports are among the blackest, it's hard to dismiss race as a...

    Blog | January 14, 2011
  6. Video: Steve Nash's charity soccer game

    Henry Abbott

    Brandon Jennings lived in Italy, and had a pair of soccer cleats custom made for him as a gift from his shoe company. Those two facts tell us nothing real about his soccer skills, but nevertheless I entered the Sara D. Roosevelt Park, just south of ...

    Blog | June 24, 2010
  7. U.S. soccer's hoops roots

    Henry Abbott

    Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images Sport Goalkeeper Tim Howard -- among the best in the world -- once considered an NBA career. You may not know it yet, but on Saturday June 12, at 2 p.m. ET, you're very likely to be obsessed with soccer. That's when ...

    Blog | June 03, 2010
  8. The players who get the good assists

    Henry Abbott

    I wasn't really a soccer player in high school, but I played one in a rec league. The coach was a family friend who also happened to be a cranky, bossy English guy with a ton of soccer knowledge. The team was excellent -- I was by far the worst pl...

    Blog | March 18, 2010
  9. Study: Bigger athletes seem more aggressive

    Henry Abbott

    In a study of soccer, a natural human tendency to see bigger people as more aggressive seems to translate into referees' whistles. Basically, researchers found that smaller players can get away with more physical play than taller players. One o...

    Blog | January 25, 2010
  10. Lunch at Ikea

    Henry Abbott

    Professional basketball player Coleman Collins has written many tremendous TrueHoop posts about Steve Nash's charity soccer game, Paris, a fashion show, Germany, Iran, and more. Today, he writes about applying culinary lessons honed in Georgia to a l...

    Blog | November 09, 2009
  11. A Sonic Fan's Sentence

    Henry Abbott

    PN of SuperSonicSoul, a guy who maintains his Sonics blog even though there are no more Sonics, was excited for his six-year-old daughter's soccer team. At their first game, they were going to choose the team's name, and there were lots of go...

    Blog | September 21, 2009
  12. Coleman Collins on the Merits of Charity Soccer

    Henry Abbott

    D-League player and TrueHoop contributor Coleman Collins, who has written about such things as Paris, Monaco, Germany, and Iran, reports now from Chinatown. My two favorite sports are basketball and soccer, for a number of reasons, but the main one ...

    Blog | June 26, 2009
  13. Marc Stein, Live Tweeting from Steve Nash's Charity Soccer Game

    Henry Abbott

    In downtown Manhattan, Marc Stein is once again playing in Steve Nash's magnificent soccer charity game, featuring players like Nash, Tony Parker, Jason Kidd, Grant Hill, Chris Bosh, Raja Bell, Claudio Reyna, Thierry Henry, Javier Zanetti, Salomo...

    Blog | June 24, 2009
  14. The Steve Nash Charity Soccer Game in New York City

    Henry Abbott

    It's back on again this year, for the night before the draft. Wednesday, June 24, at 6 p.m., at Sara D. Roosevelt Park Chrystie and Houston streets in New York City. Steve Nash, Tony Parker, Jason Ki...

    Blog | June 17, 2009
  15. Steve Nash's Major International Soccer Effort

    Henry Abbott

    A serious cause with a delightfully jokey video: And a slightly more serious video, explaining things: ...

    Blog | May 29, 2009
  16. Marc Stein on his Time in the Soccer Spotlight

    Henry Abbott

    ESPN's Marc Stein was at last Thursday's NBA draft. But his heart wasn't. His heart was still in the aftershocks of the emotional earthquake of Wednesday, which was the greatest sporting day of Marc Stein's life. As part of a charity event, Stein ...

    Blog | June 30, 2008