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  1. Team USA Takes to the Ice (Sorta)

    Katie Baker

    Patrick Kane is only 24 years old, but he's basically approaching middle age. The puckish puckhandler for the Chicago Blackhawks already has two Stanley Cups and a Conn Smythe to his name, giving him a level of experience that very few NHL players sh...

    Blog | August 28, 2013
  2. Nobody Told Kevin Love There Would Be Dancing

    Chris Ryan

    This will kick-start your heart. Also, while I have you all here, isn't this a great little moment? It's almost like, right there, during that hug, when Durant walks up to Gasol and Kobe, that's when the Olympics end and the NBA season ...

    Blog | August 13, 2012
  3. Your Friday Olympic Viewing Guide

    Shane Ryan

    After a brilliant performance from the American women on the most important day of team competition, the medal count is starting to lean very heavily toward the U.S., and we're enjoying our first lead in the gold-medal count in days. U.S.: 39 Gold...

    Blog | August 10, 2012
  4. Your Wednesday Olympic Viewing Guide

    Shane Ryan

    There are just five days of competition left in the Olympics, and China stays tantalizingly out of reach in the medal count: China: 34 gold medals, 73 overall U.S.: 30 gold medals, 70 overall Reader Daniel G. has invented Saber-Medal-Trics, wh...

    Blog | August 08, 2012
  5. The United States of Carmelo Anthony

    Rembert Browne

    It's no secret that the Olympics brings out a great deal of temporary American patriotism in even the most staunch opponent of this great country's sometimes-iffy practices. I am one of those opponents. I love America when the Olympics aren't t...

    Blog | August 03, 2012
  6. Olympic Basketball Contender or Pretender: Spain

    Sebastian Pruiti

    In this year's Olympic basketball competition, there are several teams that are a threat to medal, and maybe even to contend with Team USA. As the Games ramp up, we'll be providing looks at the strengths, weaknesses, and medal chances of these possib...

    Blog | August 03, 2012
  7. Olympic Basketball Contender or Pretender: Brazil

    Sebastian Pruiti

    In this year's Olympic basketball competition, there are several teams that are a threat to medal, and maybe even to contend with Team USA. As the Games ramp up, we'll be providing looks at the strengths, weaknesses, and medal chances of these possib...

    Blog | August 02, 2012
  8. Your Thursday Olympic Viewing Guide

    Shane Ryan

    It's easy for me to sit here, all smug and satisfied, outlining a rigorous Olympic schedule and demanding that you follow through. I get that. A lot of you might be wondering: Can this guy walk the walk? Or is he like the fat coach in an old tracksui...

    Blog | August 02, 2012
  9. Olympic Basketball Contender or Pretender: Lithuania

    Sebastian Pruiti

    In this year's Olympic basketball competition, there are several teams that are a threat to medal, and maybe even contend with Team USA. As the Games ramp up, we'll be providing looks at the strengths, weaknesses, and medal chances of these possible ...

    Blog | July 31, 2012
  10. Your Tuesday Olympics Viewing Guide

    Shane Ryan

    Scene: Shane Ryan on his computer Monday afternoon, fighting the good fight, trying to love his country despite the best efforts of technology. It's the 200-meter freestyle, one of the premier events of the swimming program, and Ryan Lochte is fighti...

    Blog | July 31, 2012
  11. Cousin Sal's Olympic Prop Bets

    Sal Iacono

    The XXXth Olympic Games are well under way, and much like the previous Games, this one is booooring. You'd think by now that watching a Russian teenager shooting an arrow wildly off target would get the blood going — but no. Not on YouTube and ...

    Blog | July 30, 2012
  12. Olympic Basketball Contender or Pretender: Russia

    Sebastian Pruiti

    Heading into the Olympic basketball competition, there are several teams that are a threat to medal, and maybe even contend with Team USA. As the Games ramp up, we'll be providing looks at the strengths, weaknesses, and medal chances of these possibl...

    Blog | July 30, 2012
  13. Grantland's 2012 London Summer Olympics Coverage

    Grantland Staff

    Team USA madness, profiles of the most fascinating athletes, and on-the-ground reporting from Bill Simmons.

    Story | Conversation | July 30, 2012
  14. Your Weekend Olympics Viewing Guide

    Shane Ryan

    LISTEN UP, gang. The Olympics are here, and we're all excited. But there's a lot going on, and I know it can be hard to catch all the relevant action. You need to focus. You don't want to dishonor your country, do you? I still have nightmares about O...

    Blog | July 27, 2012
  15. Olympic Basketball Contender or Pretender: France

    Sebastian Pruiti

    Heading into the basketball competition of these Olympics, there are several teams that are a threat to medal, and maybe even contend with Team USA. As the Games ramp up, we'll be providing looks at the strengths, weaknesses, and chances of these pos...

    Blog | July 27, 2012
  16. The Success of Team USA's Small-Ball Defense

    Sebastian Pruiti

    Team USA's small-ball lineup, the one that doesn't feature a true center, has been talked about a lot in the buildup to the Olympics — and for good reason. Going small would be the only hole other teams could exploit, especially on the defensiv...

    Blog | July 25, 2012