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  1. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Charles F. Gardner of the Journal Sentinel: One interesting point on the current Olympic Games in London: this time the Bucks have zero players competing. That's a marked contrast from the 2008 Beijing Games when Michael Redd was playing for the U.S....

    Blog | July 31, 2012
  2. Nice Olympics, but a Couple of Stains

    Henry Abbott

    China has a ton to be proud of in these Olympic games, not the least of which is the fantastic performance of so very many Chinese athletes. And by all reports the games have been pulled off with extraordinary competence, which is commendable in any ...

    Blog | August 20, 2008
  3. Thursday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Os Davis of BallinEurope: "Lithuania is as basketball crazy as the reputation. Man, after barely squeaking by unheralded Great Britain last night, the streets were full of partiers -- one game and it was Canada after an Olympic hockey win. Gotta love...

    Blog | September 01, 2011
  4. Thursday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Under Scott Brooks, Kevin Durant's production has gone from average to extraordinary.ESPN's Chris Sheridan is like an elephant. He never forgets. Remember after an Olympic game this summer, Deron Williams had to be restrained as he tried to rush off ...

    Blog | December 18, 2008
  5. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Brad Townsend of The Dallas Morning News: "There is no better way for Jason Kidd to bow out of international basketball, having earned his second gold medal Sunday while extending his record to 56-0 in Olympics, Olympic qualifying and exhibition game...

    Blog | August 25, 2008
  6. Go for the Gold: Liveblogging the Redeem Team's Final Act

    Henry Abbott

    Olympic glory. Team USA is going for it. Spain is going for it. And I'm going for it. The game is at the kind of hour (if I'm reading that schedule correctly, it starts at 2:30 a.m. ET) that makes you think Olympic organizers just don't care if Ameri...

    Blog | August 23, 2008
  7. CrazyLiveBlogOlyBullets

    Henry Abbott

    There is a big game starting shortly. The United States vs. Argentina in the semifinals of the mighty Beijing Olympics. The winner gets to play for national glory and gold medals. The loser gets to enjoy being called "the Redeem Team" (again, if it's...

    Blog | August 22, 2008
  8. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Jeff Duncan of The Times-Picayune: "Chris Paul's role for the U.S. men's Olympic basketball team grows with each game. Jason Kidd is the starter at point guard. But Paul is clearly the guard who plays the most minutes and more often than not finishes...

    Blog | August 19, 2008
  9. Monday Olybullets

    Henry Abbott

    Dan Steinberg of the D.C. Sports Bog: "The Olympics are just four days old, but the best quote of the Games has already been uttered, and there is a 0.000000 chance that it will be topped. This from colleague Michael Abramowitz's Style Section story ...

    Blog | August 11, 2008