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  1. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Buck Harvey of the San Antonio Express-News: Tony Parker shook hands with the Spaniards, then made one, final Olympic gesture. He smashed his goggles onto the floor. A few hours later, near the same spot where pieces of plastic had skidded, Manu Gino...

    Blog | August 09, 2012
  2. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune: "Banner No. 7," Brian Scalabrine said in a rousing pregame speech thanking fans. The next chapter of this condensed, lockout-shortened season begins at noon Saturday against the 76ers, who dropped to the eighth sp...

    Blog | April 27, 2012
  3. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Bob Sansevere of the Pioneer Press: Even though Kevin Love would have been a restricted free agent and not likely to leave next season, the Wolves had to send a message to Love, his teammates and fans that they were committed to keeping him as a core...

    Blog | January 26, 2012
  4. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Dan Jovic of Fox 8: "So far this season the Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary football team has been ready for anything that came their way on the football field, that was until Tuesday. Members of the state's third ranked Division III team were shocked whe...

    Blog | October 05, 2011
  5. Joakim Noah wins

    Henry Abbott

    David Thorpe was writing about draft prospect Anthony Davis, and compared him to Joakim Noah: When I consider his story -- he was a guard until a late, and huge, growth spurt sent him to power forward/center -- it makes me think of the similar story...

    Blog | September 16, 2011
  6. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Gil LeBreton of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram: "Desperate times call for desperate lineup changes. Desperate rebounding. Desperate fourth-quarter defense. For the Dallas Mavericks, facing a nine-point, fourth-quarter deficit, times were desperate. The...

    Blog | June 08, 2011
  7. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Kate Fagan of the The Philadelphia Inquirer: "I caught up with Elton Brand before tonight's game against the Los Angeles Clippers. Here's what he said about Jalen Rose's documentary comments, as well as his follow-up Tweet that 'I didn't say anything...

    Blog | March 17, 2011
  8. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Ronald Tillery of The Commercial-Appeal: "When Lenny Wilkens took his fifth coaching job 17 years later, he went straight to Martin Luther King Jr.'s grave from the airport the day he arrived in Atlanta. Perspective. After he was first drafted into t...

    Blog | January 17, 2011
  9. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Chris Dempsey of The Denver Post: "The trip was to see their head coach, a simple enough jaunt for players to help keep George Karl's spirits high. What some Nuggets weren't necessarily ready for, however, was how much seeing Karl would positively im...

    Blog | April 07, 2010
  10. Your Second-Favorite Team

    Henry Abbott

    NBA fandom usually begins with the love of a team. My love of the NBA, for instance, springs directly from a childhood spent listening to Blazer games on my Walkman. But ... don't you have a backup team? A team you kind of keep an eye on? It'...

    Blog | August 21, 2009
  11. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    George Diaz of the Orlando Sentinel: "If this were baseball, you could limit the pitch count if your top left-hander was coming back to the rotation. But in basketball, it's all ebb and flow. What if Jameer was limited to, say, 10 minutes a ...

    Blog | June 02, 2009
  12. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Mark Bradley of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution: "The franchise that didn't draft Chris Paul and saw its owners sue another over a trade with Phoenix; the franchise of the wayward bird mascot and Cliff Levingston's running lefty hook; t...

    Blog | May 04, 2009
  13. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Marc J. Spears of The Boston Globe: "You have to respect Kevin Garnett's toughness. But if the Celtics hope to win another title during his time in Boston, the soon-to-be 33-year-old with three years and approximately $55 million remaining o...

    Blog | April 17, 2009
  14. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Steve Dilbeck of the Los Angeles Daily News: "The Celtics came into Staples Center on a roll, having won a franchise- record 19straight games. Still looking focused and determined, and playing with a mature consistency that has eluded the Lakers. But...

    Blog | December 26, 2008
  15. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Dave Feschuk of the Toronto Star: "Bryan Colangelo, the Raptors GM, and Sam Mitchell, the deposed coach, saw almost everything differently. But perhaps the chief team-hurting contradiction of their nearly three years together in Toronto was philosoph...

    Blog | December 04, 2008
  16. Friday: First Cup

    Henry Abbott

    Chris McCosky of The Detroit News: "Joe Dumars saw the hang-dog looks. He saw the subdued demeanor. He saw, in short, Richard Hamilton not being Richard Hamilton. And he knew immediately what was wrong. It wasn't that the Pistons traded for Allen Ive...

    Blog | November 07, 2008