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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Wednesday bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Neil Paine of Basketball-Reference is looking into teams that are better in the playoffs than they were in the regular season: "The 2010 Celtics are the second-most improved playoff team ever, having tacked on +7.8 points of estimated efficiency diff...

    Blog | June 02, 2010
  7. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Mark Heisler of the Los Angeles Times: "Thanks, Big Laker in the Sky. The Lakers didn't win Game 5 Thursday night, they put it in the hands of the gods and let them sort it out. Tantalizing the Suns, the gods let Phoenix come from 18 points down in t...

    Blog | May 28, 2010
  8. Thursday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Allen Iverson's wife files for divorce. That's a family under some stress, for sure. A little bad blood between Paul Pierce and Stephen Jackson. These kinds of comparisons can make you go crazy, but how about Evan Turner being part Brandon Roy an...

    Blog | March 04, 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. Tuesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    By Henry Abbott Ron Artest is ready for his close-up. And he's barely clothed. The lengths people will go to for attention. John Krolik of Cavs the Blog, parsing some new 82games.com numbers: "It's still early, but LeBron's jump shot has been r...

    Blog | November 24, 2009
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. Monday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Remembering Detroit's Bill Davidson, one of the best owners in sports. A PG-13 Canadian cartoon case that basketball has always been about the shoes. And a John McPhee New Yorker essay explaining that basketball's roots are really in lacros...

    Blog | March 16, 2009
  15. 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
  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