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  1. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Buck Harvey of the San Antonio Express-News: Tony Parker shook hands with the Spaniards, then made one, final Olympic gesture. He smashed his goggles onto the floor. A few hours later, near the same spot where pieces of plastic had skidded, Manu Gino...

    Blog | August 09, 2012
  2. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Mike Wells of The Indianapolis Star: Lee Eddins had hoped he would be able to watch his idol, center Roy Hibbert, play in person when the Indiana Pacers visit Sacramento, Calif., for a game against the Kings in late November. But Lee, 12, is not expe...

    Blog | August 08, 2012
  3. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Michael Lee of The Washington Post: Nene sat out the final game of pool play for Brazil on Monday with soreness in his left foot, but the Wizards have been monitoring the injury and remain optimistic that it will not be a problem when training camp b...

    Blog | August 07, 2012
  4. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Jerry Zgoda of the Star Tribune: Brandon Roy on Tuesday left the Timberwolves cap that he wore so briefly so long ago back home in his mother's Seattle living room, but he officially, finally returned six years later to the NBA franchise that drafted...

    Blog | August 01, 2012
  5. 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
  6. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Brian T. Smith of The Salt Lake Tribune: In one of the most memorable contests in Jazz history, Utah fell 139-133 in quadruple overtime to Atlanta at Phillips Arena. It was the only four-OT game in the Jazz's 38 years as a franchise, and the first in...

    Blog | March 26, 2012
  7. Friday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    David Berri on Huffington Post: "One might suspect that the NBA has been impacted by the recent recession. But the NBA claims it is not just the recession. The NBA claims the league has lost money in every year of the just expired CBA. One should no...

    Blog | September 09, 2011
  8. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle: "With the door to the NBA that swung open nine years ago closed to him, Yao Ming on Wednesday chose 'a new life.' Yao announced his retirement in a ceremony and news conference in Shanghai, citing the repeate...

    Blog | July 20, 2011
  9. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Tim Griffin of the San Antonio Express-News: "Some of the basketball cognescenti still are unwilling to call the Spurs for what they really are. And that's a dynasty in the truest since of the word. Although they have never won back-to-back NBA title...

    Blog | March 03, 2011
  10. Team USA: The undeserving favorites

    Henry Abbott

    Coach Mike Krzyzewski and Team USA are on the court in Las Vegas to begin preparations for the World Championships that begin August 28 in Turkey. The players still in the mix for the national team include Kevin Durant, who is a virtual lock to be...

    Blog | July 21, 2010
  11. John Amaechi: If Athletes are Deities, Where are the Miracles?

    Henry Abbott

    I wish Dan Steinberg of the DC Sports Bog could cover every major sporting event. Wherever he goes, from some late night party to the subway, he finds some kind of story. And in the end, this gig is all about finding good stories. Anyway, Steinberg c...

    Blog | August 21, 2008
  12. Wednesday Combo Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Weird day, weird schedule ... as a result, here are your Olybullets and your regular bullets all jumbled together. 7-2 Hamed Ehadadi -- he has had some of the biggest numbers of any player in these Olympics -- is the kind of big man project an NBA te...

    Blog | August 20, 2008
  13. Thursday Olybullets

    Henry Abbott

    That's right. Special deal, all through the Olympics -- two sets of bullets each day. Regular bullets, and Olybullets. Carmelo Anthony is writing for the New York Times from Beijing: "Michael Phelps is, of course, from my hometown of Baltimore. I got...

    Blog | August 07, 2008
  14. Monday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    ESPN's Chris Sheridan has been chatting Team USA from Shanghai, and I submitted my own question (based on a recent post) which he answered. I'm not sure if he knew it was me or not. But I'm proud to have made the cut. Here's the exchange: "Henry (Fle...

    Blog | August 04, 2008
  15. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Lakers vs. Celtics Gail Goodrich writing in the Los Angeles Daily News: "There really is no other way to describe the Lakers' performance in Game 6 other than to say it was pathetic. It was a complete embarrassment to go into a game of that magni...

    Blog | June 19, 2008
  16. The Olympic Team--My Twelve from Team USA

    Henry Abbott

    The word is out about who is in the mix for the U.S. Basketball team that will convene, in various forms, every summer between now and the U.S. Olympics. At the moment, according to USA Basketball's official website, there are 23 players on the team...

    Blog | March 06, 2006