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  1. Kevin Durant plans return to Team USA for 2016 Olympic Games

    Marc Stein

    While LeBron James is undecided, Kevin Durant told ESPN he intends to return to Team USA for the 2016 Olympics in Brazil after withdrawing from national-team duty shortly before the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup.

    Story | Conversation | September 29, 2014
  2. Buzz That Was -- Marshawn Lynch steals show at Seattle Seahawks p...

    D'Arcy Maine

    Marshawn Lynch was about the candy and champagne as he stole the show at the Seahawks' parade. But now that football is over, it's time for the real excitement: the Jamaican bobsled team!

    Story | Conversation | February 06, 2014
  3. Pau Gasol of Los Angeles Lakers to speak for Madrid in 2020 Olymp...

    Madrid's 2020 Olympic bid committee says it has appointed Los Angeles Lakers star Pau Gasol to act as one of its spokesmen.

    Story | Conversation | August 27, 2013
  4. espnW -- Baltimore Ravens' attempt to mock Miami Heat falls flat,...

    D'Arcy Maine

    From the Ravens' sorry attempt to mock the Heat's celebration to the Globetrotters' rejection by Brittney Griner, we run down a parade of failure.

    Story | Conversation | June 28, 2013
  5. The 33 best streaks in sports history

    Doug Williams

    After seeing the Los Angeles Lakers' winning streak come to an end at 33 games in 1972, forward Jim McMillian said NBA fans had seen something special. "We just finished a streak that I don't believe any other team is going to break," he told the ...

    Blog | March 28, 2013
  6. Dwight Howard of Los Angeles Lakers wants to play in 2016 Olympic...

    Dave McMenamin

    Dwight Howard, who won Olympic gold with the U.S. in the 2008 Beijing Games but had to miss last summer's London Games while recovering from back surgery, said he wants to be back on the team for the next Olympiad.

    Story | Conversation | February 28, 2013
  7. Kevin Love, Minnesota Timberwolves star, out 6-8 weeks with broke...

    Kevin Love returned from the London Olympics determined to do what every one of his U.S. teammates have already done -- lead his team to the playoffs.

    Story | Conversation | October 17, 2012
  8. Mike Brown gives Pau Gasol the night off vs. Utah

    Ramona Shelburne

    Los Angeles Lakers forward Pau Gasol will sit out of Tuesday's exhibition game against the Utah Jazz. Lakers head coach Mike Brown said he was just giving Gasol a night off because he had looked "tired" recently. "Pau played in the Olympics, B...

    Blog | October 16, 2012
  9. Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant decides against Regenokine knee s...

    Dave McMenamin

    Kobe Bryant raved about how improved his right knee felt last season after visiting Germany to undergo Regenokine surgery. As effective as the treatment might have been, the Lakers star decided a repeat procedure was not necessary heading into 2012-13.

    Story | Conversation | October 02, 2012
  10. One call from Howard made it clear: Lakers are Bryant's

    Ramona Shelburne

    EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- Kobe Bryant was halfway around the world at the Summer Olympics in London when his phone rang and it was finally time to talk. Dwight Howard was on the other line. They had spoken briefly a few months earlier under far differ...

    Blog | October 01, 2012
  11. Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant scores 68 points in charity game ...

    Eight days after he helped lead the U.S. to Olympic basketball gold, Kobe Bryant put on a dazzling show in China in dropping 68 points in 15 minutes at a charity exhibition game.

    Story | Conversation | August 19, 2012
  12. Lochte joins Olympians making TV cameos

    Lynn Hoppes

    With Olympic champion Ryan Lochte set to appear on the Oct. 29 episode of "90210," Playbook has decided to look back at memorable moments of Olympians on television. We've broken them into two categories: athletes known just for the Olympics and athl...

    Blog | August 16, 2012
  13. Olympics - Five key takeaways from Team USA's gold-medal run

    Tom Haberstroh

    From LeBron's brilliance to Kevin Love's newfound respect, Tom Haberstroh lists five key takeaways from the Team USA's run to the gold medal in London.

    Story | Conversation | August 12, 2012
  14. FIBA chief says no age limit coming for 2016 Olympics

    Marc Stein

    NBA commissioner David Stern's push to see an age limit of 23 for the men's Olympic basketball tourament is losing steam.

    Story | Conversation | August 11, 2012
  15. Olympics - Olympics final features battle between Team USA speed ...

    Tom Haberstroh

    Tom Haberstroh says the clash of speed and size in the Olympic final could parallel the NBA Finals.

    Story | Conversation | August 11, 2012
  16. Kevin Durant, U.S. hit 18 3-pointers, roll into gold-medal game

    Kevin Durant scored 19 points, Carmelo Anthony and LeBron James added 18 apiece and the U.S. men's Olympic basketball team hit 18 3-pointers en route to pushing aside Argentina 109-83 on Friday in the semifinals.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | August 10, 2012