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  1. Monday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Football has a ton of trick plays. Fake punts, double reverses, running backs lobbing passes. I love all that stuff. There isn't too much of it in the NBA. Maybe the occasional oh-no-we're-not-really-calling-timeout-now basket attack. Or, pretty much...

    Blog | April 02, 2012
  2. 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
  3. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Jerry Zgoda of the Star Tribune: "Call me a cynic -- and David Kahn has, more than once -- but you can probably handicap this Timberwolves' coaching search simply by using one criteria: $$$ If they're willing to pay $4-5 million a year, the pick clea...

    Blog | July 29, 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. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Mark Murphy of the Boston Herald: "Doc Rivers thought he had waltzed around using the 'S' word during a very damning halftime talk. But no translation was needed for the subdued players sitting in front of him. After watching Ray Allen fall head-firs...

    Blog | March 22, 2011
  6. Tuesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Jay Aych of The Painted Area on Brazil's performance against the U.S.: "We have to give props to Brazil Coach Ruben Magnano. We've been huge fans of Rubes for about a decade since his Argentina team put on a clinic vs. Team USA in 2002. Magnano-led t...

    Blog | August 31, 2010
  7. 10 Things to Watch in the World Championships

    Henry Abbott

    Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE/Getty Images Ricky Rubio will be fully empowered to drive the Spanish team's attempt to knock off Team USA. Basketball's World Championships (maybe the last ones ever ... the name will likely be changing to the World Cup) b...

    Blog | August 27, 2010
  8. The NBA matters again

    Henry Abbott

    I fetched the paper from the sidewalk in front of my house early Sunday. Of course, I'm a sports section guy, but this one weekend -- the first without work intrusions since the beginning of the playoffs way back in whatever month that was -- was dif...

    Blog | July 12, 2010
  9. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Gordon Monson of The Salt Lake Tribune: "LeBron who? At the end, after the gap closed, it was all Sundiata. A troop of no-names, as it turned out, killed the king. All along, the Jazz knew if they could beat the team with the best record in the leagu...

    Blog | January 15, 2010
  10. Brandon Roy, Hard Times and Guaranteed Contracts

    Henry Abbott

    Brandon Roy Brandon Roy and the Blazers have agreed to a five-year contract extension that'll keep him in black and red through 2013-2014, and a year longer if he so chooses. It's a no-brainer: In three NBA seasons Roy has been rookie of the...

    Blog | August 06, 2009
  11. 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
  12. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Ray Ratto of the San Francisco Chronicle: "For the moment, though, Monta Ellis is the Warriors. He had to be, for there was no other foreseeable outcome once Baron Davis left."Tim Kawakami of the San Jose Mercury News: "I think Andris Biedrins' agent...

    Blog | July 25, 2008
  13. Soccer Stars: Steve Nash, Baron Davis, Thierry Henry and Company

    Henry Abbott

    ESPN's Marc Stein has word that Steve Nash and many of his friends -- including several NBA players, and some of the best soccer players on the planet -- will be playing a soccer game tomorrow afternoon in New York City to raise money for charity. It...

    Blog | June 24, 2008
  14. Tuesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    David Berri: "...in basketball the word 'intangible' appears to mean 'contributions that are not scoring.' In other words, a player's tangible contribution is scoring, and intangible is everything else." That's so true. And as further...

    Blog | March 13, 2007
  15. Great Athletes Are Born Early in the Year

    Henry Abbott

    The Freakonomics column in yesterday's New York Times was like a great mystery novel. It starts with a conundrum: top soccer players are overwhelmingly born in the first few months of the year. Almost none of them are born at the end of the year. T...

    Blog | May 08, 2006