Adam Zagoria

Monfils now up 2 sets to love on Baby Fed. Dimitrov wilted in the heat, sailing a forehand long on set point in the tiebreak

Ben Standig

Roy Hibbert gifts $1 million to Georgetown's athletic department csnwashington.com/ncaa/roy-hibbe…

Marc Stein

Grizz star Marc Gasol, of course, well known as one of Ingles' biggest fans, but MEM also has to keep eye on where they are luxury-tax wise

Adam Zagoria

Belinda Bencic leads crop of young stars serving notice at US Open shar.es/11G9T6 via @sharethis

Marc Stein

Grizzlies, I'm told, are indeed among the teams in the hunt for Aussie swingman Joe Ingles and did just release Jamaal Franklin on Sunday

Amin Elhassan

ANY diner, hell corner store! RT @BigWos: tell me what neighborhood you lived in that had breakfast spots drastically better than Dennys

Amin Elhassan

Dennys always smells like armpits. To each his own RT @MikeLaChance9: @Amin Elhassan Papa Johns is trash but don't come at Dennys like that Amin

Jay King

Mike Moser noticed same thing we did: Cs roster too crowded. Weren't in his final three potential destinations. masslive.com/celtics/index.…

Amin Elhassan

I give out slaps for bdays. Come get yours RT @whaleswalk: @Amin Elhassan denny's gives you a free grandslam on your bday got one today

Amin Elhassan

Most overrated establishment ever RT @NotYerButler: @Amin Elhassan #hatehard on In-N-Out? What is wrong with you?

Jay King

Mike Moser's agent: After fulfilling contract overseas, Celtics summer league standout hopes to find place in NBA masslive.com/celtics/index.…

Nikos Varlas

End of 1st quarter. Dominican republic leads 16-15 over Finland. Finland no score the last 3:30 minutes, Garcia 8pts #Spain2014

Tim MacMahon

Tony Romo in season openers: 5-2 record, 2,212 yards, 16 TD, 5 INT, 110.2 passer rating

Emiliano Carchia

Dominican Republic up 16-15 vs Finland after one period #Spain2014

Tim Kawakami

Baalke on why 49ers don't just make McDonald inactive: "I don't know that we have enough information at this point to make that decision."

Mark Woods

World Cup, Group D. Slovenia 89-72 South Korea

John Canzano

Nick Aliotti on Oregon’s defense, “I’m not worried…. (playing against South Dakota) is a different animal than Michigan State."

Adam Zagoria

Johnny Mac is comparing these @usopen conditions to when LeBron cramped up sans AC in the NBA Finals. Monfils/Dimitrov playing in the heat

Michael Dugat

Staring someone down as you sharpen a pencil doesn't have quite the same intimidation factor as doing so while sharpening a large knife.

Jorge Sierra

Check out the evolution of Team USA salaries since 1992. shar.es/11GDDO Would you take that pay raise? I think you would.

Andy Greder

Pregame #MNTwins note: Kennys Vargas' first month in majors best since Joe DiMaggio's. twincities.com/sports/ci_2645…

Mike Wise

Oh and by the way, whoever is siccing PR people on me from Comcast regional, stop. It's an embarrassing look for my friends over there.

Tim Kawakami

I asked Baalke if the team is embarrassed by its recent run of trouble. He said I could answer that.

Mike Mazzeo

At #NYJ today and Antonio Allen says he's been told he will start Sunday at CB

Howard Beck

Congrats to @TheCauldron on its expansion and new hires, including @SelenaRoopstigo and @jeffpearlman. Love what they're building there.

Michael De Leon

Report: Spurs set to workout Earl Clark ift.tt/1x7ffKo #spurs

Royce Young

I wish Steven Adams would do a Haka dance at midcourt before every game next season: youtu.be/77JplAz5aTE

Tim Kawakami

"Domestic violence is unacceptable," Baalke said. He said he has had several lengthy conversations with McDonald in the last 2 days.

Tim Kawakami

Baalke said the team is investigating the situation and decisions might be made later this week.

Amin Elhassan

This is also why so many people deify In-N-Out....I'm not saying it's as bad as Denny's or Papa Johns, but the appeal is the same

Tim Kawakami

Baalke said no decision has been made about McDonald's status, but said McDonald will practice today.

Mike Wise

Goodell taking away Irsay's Twitter is much tougher than 500K and watching Luck play in person. That's killing him right now.

Tim Kawakami

49ers GM Trent Baalke just popped into the media room for a quick session with reporters about the Ray McDonald situation...

Amin Elhassan

I remember my cuzzos actually thirsting for Papa John's pizza....you live in the epicenter of best pizza in the world!

Nikos Varlas

89-72! Slovenia won easily Korea and leads 3-0 the group

Sean Highkin

FYI, I'll still be contributing to the restructured Sports on Earth this season. (that's not my big job news I alluded to the other day)

Nikos Varlas

#Spain2014 Easy win for Slovenia and 3-0 lead in Group D eurohoops.net/?p=56145

Amin Elhassan

Denny's....Sonic.....you name it, if it's lowest common denominator, NY'ers will lose minds for it. Such a delicacy!

Nikos Varlas

Nice start in Bilbao. @KoponenPetteri shares the ball wonderfully and Finland leads 12-11 after 5:30 minutes #Spain2014

Amin Elhassan

Food is so great in NY, NY'ers are starstruck by trash eating options RT @BigWos: fav part of road trips as a youth were stops at Denny's.

Kamenetzky Brothers

To be clear, I feel for Irsay if he’s dealing w/addiction. But his league doesn’t have much sympathy for players similarly battling. AK

Emiliano Carchia

Slovenia defeats Korea 89-72 #Spain2014

Mike Wise

So @JimIrsay gets six games, $500,000 fine and he can't Tweet. What's six games for an owner? He doesn't play. He can watch at home.

Rob Mahoney

Thoughts on Team USA's roll over New Zealand: on.si.com/1tXNlwG

Kurt Helin

Report: 76ers, other NBA teams interested in Australian Joe Ingles dlvr.it/6nqyQr

David 'Dubi' Pick

Joe Ingles struggled to land a Euro deal this offseason. A few standout WC showings and he's ALL OVER the NBA radar.

John Canzano

Nick Aliotti on @750TheGame now, talking about Oregon’s defense … he watched 11 hours of college football on Saturday.

Andrew Perna

Jacoby Ellsbury named AL Player of the Week just in time for my piece on him — bit.ly/1nuVqmU #Yankees

Dan McCarney

92 is hottest day of the year in NYC? I don't even...that's almost sweater weather in San Antonio.

Gary Dzen

Celtics Summer League Standout Mike Moser Signs Overseas bit.ly/Z6121c via @CelticsHub http://t.co/EkHee2OPJL

Kamenetzky Brothers

The Irsay situation is a reminder that, beyond stripping ownership, it’s hard to punish owners in a way that feels consequential. AK

Sean Highkin

We aren't talking enough about Memphis picking up Vince Carter. Clear upgrade over Miller.

Dan McCarney

Three of which MLS are part of their plans, and two which he described as "very, very strong."

Dan McCarney

Joked that he's going to have highest FedEx bill of his business career from sending information to the various investment groups, now 4.

Carla Peay

Here's a look at some of the off-season changes for the #Wizards. pressboxdc.com/2014/09/02/the…

Dan McCarney

Hartman: "If I didn't think (MLS) was viable, I wouldn't be spending all this time trying to put these pieces together."

Nikos Varlas

Slovenia feels safe against Korea (70-56, 30') and already looks forward to the next game.

Sean Deveney

NBA trade targets: Players most likely to be moved dlvr.it/6nqkrV

Ira Winderman

Heat now have extended 18 invitations to training camp out of the maximum of 20, although adjustments still can be made.

Mike Wise

Someone asked if the Yuma High (Az) Criminals should change their name. Never. They honor Washington football owners with pride and respect.

Dan McCarney

Get those, he said in so many words, and he feels the Scorpions will have the best shot of going MLS of any other city vying for a berth.

Ira Winderman

An updated look at the status of the 15 players who ended last season on the Heat roster and those since added. bit.ly/1nJNz73

Dan McCarney

But this is by far the most confident he's been, with city support and outside investment both looking promising.

Dan McCarney

...still is to a degree. "Every element needs to be there, none of them can miss. Everyone involved understands that."

Josh Newman

People won't like Boardwalk jumping to 1931, but I'm intrigued. Rothstein should be dead, Lucky Luciano should be just rising to power.

John Canzano

Oregon State QB @seanmannion4 says on @750TheGame that he’s a big fan of @HBO show The Newsroom @oliviamunn @jeff_daniels

Dan McCarney

So, just got back from a lengthy sitdown with Scorpions owner Gordon Hartman. He has been cagey/cautious through this whole MLS process...

Marc D'Amico

Twelve-time NBA All-Star, three-time NBA MVP & three-time NBA champion. We're talking about Larry Legend, of course: on.nba.com/1w3qSxI

Bill Simmons

New BS Report: @FO_ASchatz and @chadmillman give their thoughts on the 2014 NFL season. grantland.com/the-triangle/b…

Tim MacMahon

Still no firm timetable for A. Spencer: IRVING, Texas -- The fact that defensive end Anthony Spencer will star... es.pn/1uuExNh

Paul Garcia

In Mexico's win over Angola, Gustavo Ayon scored 17 points, grabbed 12 rebounds, and had 2 blocks.

Darren Wolfson

David Kahn was a fan of Aussie F Joe Ingles, who should be in the #NBA this season. But current regime will pass. No roster space. #twolves

Jay King

I think @JayBilas will appreciate the Associated Press' description of the word trill. es.pn/1nwuGSZ

Ira Winderman

Undrafted Duke guard Andre Dawkins to be added to Heat camp roster. bit.ly/1Ba95b2

Chris Mannix

Bernard Hopkins (@THEREALBHOP) addressing the media in New York. http://t.co/9rS120fbl6

Michael Pointer

ICYMI: Jim Irsay pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor. The NFL suspended him for six games. Fair? indy.st/1pDFZhO via @indystar

Tim Kawakami

Am I suggesting that SJPD and the Santa Clara County sheriffs often work very, very closely with the 49ers? Yes, I am suggesting that.

Paul Garcia

In Australia's win over Lithuania, Aron Baynes scored 14 points, grabbed 6 rebounds, & had 1 steal.

Josh Newman

I don't think this is new, but it's new to me: Boardwalk Empire Season 5 trailer. Is it Sunday night at 9 p.m. yet? youtu.be/gDRcAWjyUYM

Mike Wise

An alert reader pointed out that a California high school ditched its belly-dance Arab mascot: deadspin.com/california-hig…

Lang Greene

Got to stop trying to gain acceptance from a group of people who don't want to or are unwilling to accept you in the first place

Marc Stein

Ingles having big World Cup with Australia and that's attracting more NBA interest. Played crucial role in Aussie win today over Lithuania

Micah Hart

The @ajc's Henry Unger sat down with CEO @Steve Koonin. Worth paying to read in our opinion: bit.ly/1uhchP9

Tim Kawakami

Note: I've been in Santa Clara County for 20 minutes and Jed York and Trent Baalke haven't summoned SJPD to arrest me yet. Yet.

Nikos Varlas

+11 (60-49, 26') for Slovenia against Korea and seems eventually to control the game.

Marc Stein

Philly's interest is natural with former Aussie NT coach Brett Brown coaching the Sixers, but I'm told Ingles unlikely to reunite with him

Ric Bucher

Beck/Bucher Debate: Which Players Will Thrive on Their New Teams? bleacherreport.com/articles/21842… via @bleacherreport

Kevin Ding

Um, I had a dream about @NickSwagyPYoung. What does this mean? My column: bleacherreport.com/articles/21845…

Marc Stein

Latest scuttle out of Spain: Aussie F Joe Ingles emerging as virtual lock to be in the next NBA next season. Hearing 7-8 teams after him now

Michael Dugat

Punishing a team's owner is tricky. Almost any penalty can be seen to directly or indirectly punish many others that did nothing wrong.

James Ham

Team USA thumps New Zealand to improve to 3-0 in 2014 FIBA World Cup shar.es/11GyDD via @sharethis

Andy Greder

#MNTwins' Kennys Vargas and Joe DiMaggio: Only MLB players w/ at least 38 hits, 24 RBIs in first month, @EliasSports said. Joe had 48 & 28.

Nikos Varlas

Maccabi has the right to opt in either opt out from the contract of Maric on late December eurohoops.net/2014/09/dribbl…

Ted Davis

Well that weekend sucked! Badgers buckle + Crew Crumbles. Let's talk it up next on The Big 920AM. Listen now thebig920.com/listenlive

Tim Kawakami

Six games and $500,000 is not enough punishment for Jim Irsay. But he is Goodell's boss. Always remember that.

Gary Lee

If you missed this, here’s why Kobe Bryant -- not James Harden -- will STILL be the best shooting guard in the NBA: lakersnation.com/why-kobe-bryan…

Adam Zagoria

Monfils takes the first set from Dimitrov, 7-5. Winner could get #Federer in the QFs. He plays tonight.

David 'Dubi' Pick

Maccabi's deal with free agent center Aleks Maric ends in December. Team option for extension.

Steve Popper

Thanks for the photo credit! I went artistic. RT @Lundy330: @YankeesWFAN @Steve Popper has a spectacular photo of said long-tossing.

Dave Mason

Back today at 12 with truth or trash, Scott Hatteberg-1:05 and @LKennedy72 at 2:05 on @KHTKSports1140. Listen here: bit.ly/Rj3GNu

David 'Dubi' Pick

Per stats, Maric averaged 7.0 fouls per 40 in VTB and 7.5 per 40 in EL. Hope Maccabi don't expect him to play much.

Andrew Perna

Seems totally plausible that the #Colts actually asked the #NFL to ban Irsay from social media.

Josh Newman

Sam Houston St. is getting $500K to show up at LSU on Saturday. K.C. Keeler says it's not a 'money game.' OK, yeah s.nola.com/4oCCLQS

Eric Pincus

When Joel Embiid tweeted that he signed his contract with the Sixers - he did - on 8/26/14 but Sixers haven't announced yet

Ben Standig

Waiver wire: I know, Week 1, but viable free agents are out there. Trust me, I've seen your league. bit.ly/1Ba6PRh

Nikos Varlas

40-39 Slovenia leads by 1 points in the halftime over Korea. Goran Dragic scored 10 points. #Spain2014

Eric Pincus

ICYMI Lakers officially choose not to stretch out Steve Nash's salary latimes.com/sports/lakers/…

John Canzano

Love this stuff from @Jason Quick MT Which Pac-12 teams have the most NFL players oregonlive.com/nfl/index.ssf/…

Tim MacMahon

Cut by Cowboys RT @caplannfl: Former LSU FB J.C. Copeland worked out for the #49ers.

Steve Popper

#BREAKING RT @therealarieber: Masahiro Tanaka threw a baseball. So no surgery today.

Eric Pincus

Lakers' week in review - Clarkson signs - Beasley works out again latimes.com/sports/lakers/…

Jason Quick

Which Pac-12 teams have the most NFL players? USC is first with 41, followed by Oregon with 32. A complete list oregonlive.com/nfl/index.ssf/…

Jay King

As @celticsblog stated, don't read this if you want to avoid Rondo talk. But I quoted @RedsArmy_John. masslive.com/celtics/index.…

David 'Dubi' Pick

According to source, Aleks Maric turned down a $700,000 offer from Banvit to sign for significantly less with Maccabi.

Tim MacMahon

Congrats to Brian Waters on his retirement. Best NFL career by a North Texas alum other than Mean Joe Greene.

Howard Chen

Holy Toledo! It's Milo Hamilton's birthday. Happy Birthday, Milo! #Astros

Kurt Helin

Maurice Harkless says Magic will have a chance to make the playoffs next season dlvr.it/6nq7wc

Emiliano Carchia

Slovenia leads Korea 40-39 at halftime

Mark Followill

Big 12 rankings this wk: AP has OU at 4, Baylor is 10, K-State is 20. Coaches: 3. OU 9. Baylor 20. K-State 25. Texas

Mark Medina

Steve Nash remains on Lakers after stretch provision deadline bit.ly/1oAKlA9

John Canzano

Former Oregon D-coordinator Nick Aliotti breaks down the Ducks troubles stopping the run at 12:20p on @750TheGame #BFTradio

John Canzano

Oregon State QB Sean Mannion joins me on the #BFTradio show at noon on @750TheGame …. how is he feeling about week 2?

David 'Dubi' Pick

Remember when Guy Pnini grabbed Aleks Maric in the nuts: youtu.be/hofEMFlL8QM. Now teammates.

Mark Followill

On call of Okla. St. v Missouri St. Sat. on FSN. OSU 6-pt loss to #1 Fla St. moved em up to 1 spot shy of Coaches Top 25, 2 out of AP Top 25

John Canzano

I've got a pair ... of Oregon-Michigan State tickets for someone following here and listening 12-3p @750TheGame http://t.co/LKhIkZFSLh

Chris Herring

Really interesting take. RT @howardmegdal: My latest @sbnation: The indisputable selfishness of Derek Jeter sbnation.com/mlb/2014/9/2/6…

Scott Agness

As of part of Irsay’s penalty from the NFL, he is not allowed to “engage in social media” regarding the team, league. #AbbysHatpick

Craig Stouffer

Hero @BillHamid28 makes time for everyone postgame yesterday. #DCU http://t.co/sGsuWvuADp

Paul Coro

The #Suns playoff drought is no cinch to end. They can keep improving but it doesn't automatically create a spot. bit.ly/1vJIdOT

Kevin Pelton

I do wish from a sports perspective Duckworth had chosen another term because "grit" is so loaded in our world.

Kevin Pelton

Seahawks and Pete Carroll learing from Angela Duckworth's research on "grit," from @JaysonJenks: bit.ly/1A241mN

Chris Mannix

De La Hoya reiterates that @KIDCHOCOLATE needs more time because of his new baby, but adds "It's a great deal. More power to @RocNation."

Chris Mannix

Oscar De La Hoya says he is looking at James Kirkland, Demetrius Andrade and Josh Clottey are options for Canelo Alvarez in the fall.

Amin Elhassan

Couple of years later, gained a ton of weight, became lazy and entitled...and this was before he even left high school!

Amin Elhassan

I saw Sidney as a 9th grader; skinny, energetic, athletic. All the promise in the world RT @bonuslevels: @me renardo sydney says what up too

Steve Popper

And I probably need a zoom lens.

Steve Popper

That little dot in the middle of the picture? Tanaka long-tossing. http://t.co/VgZk7GRZAA

Adam Zagoria

The Wednesday night session at @usopen starts w/ Serena-Pennetta before #Murray-#Djokovic. Pencil in at least 3 hours for that one.

Amin Elhassan

"hit with the RICO they repo your vehicle/ Everything was all good just a week ago"

Amin Elhassan

Khem Birch going from one of best prospects in the world to camp invite in the span of 3 years illustrates how tough this NBA thing is

Lang Whitaker

Buy a pack of NBA cards, get a piece of a game-worn shoe? wp.me/p14ch1-4Lt

Nikos Varlas

Korea insists to fight hard against Slovenia after 12' (24-25)! One more upset on the way? #Spain2014

John Schuhmann

This tweet wouldn't send last night. It's the World Cup mascot stretching with the Brazilian team: http://t.co/2o6jo1ooc9

Ira Winderman

... so one Dukie (Shane Battier) replaced by three: Luol Deng, Josh McRoberts and Andre Dawkins (the Nick Arison effect?).

Sean Highkin

Needless to say this is a game-changer.

Nikos Varlas

Korea leads 16-11 over Slovenia after 7'! The players of Zdovc have 5/14 shots! #Spain2014

Andy Greder

After 25 @UMDBulldogs football players busted for underage drinking, bet they're run into ground at practice. How many sprints, @TacoJon1?

Sean Highkin

I've lived here for a year and just now discovered that the grocery store I go to every week sells 1.5-liter bottles of Jarritos.

Ira Winderman

Agent confirms that Duke guard Andre Dawkins will attend camp with Heat on non-guaranteed deal...

Tony Jones

Nate orchard and kyler fackrell were are the two best defensive players in the state. Brutal that fackrell's season is done

Mike Wise

This was a very well-researched tome by @WulfESPN. Logically makes case for inevitably of a name change: m.espn.go.com/general/story?…

Ryan Wolstat

The Wizards also liked Khem Birch. Unlike most of the other Canadian camp invites, could definitely see Birch making Heat.

Nikos Varlas

So, Alex Maric signed to @MaccabiElectra! It's official!

Marc Stein

Many wondered if DRose would be rested for one of Team USA's three games-in-three nights but to this point staff feels he's progressing well

Adam Zagoria

Iona Prep now has 2 ACC-bound players in @TyJerome11 (UVA) and @Matt_Ryan32 (Notre Dame)

Tim MacMahon

Aggies freshman QB: Call me 'Kenny Trill' es.pn/1nwglGg Gotta love AP providing definitions of "trill"

Ryan Wolstat

There has been speculation out there that Montreal’s Khem Birch is heading to Miami on camp deal. It’s true. Will happen today.

Sean Deveney

Source: Spurs working out free agent Earl Clark dlvr.it/6npXR5

Marc Stein

Team USA coach Mike Krzyzewski tells ESPN after New Zealand win that current plan is to play Derrick Rose next 2 nights as well with no rest

Adam Zagoria

In a doubles surprise, Venus & Serena just lost in the quarters to Makarova/Vesnina.

Adam Zagoria

Great match coming up on Ashe with the entertaining Frenchman Gael Monfils against "Baby Fed' Grigor Dimitrov for a spot in the QFs

Dwight Jaynes

After watching South Dakota run on Oregon, do you think the Spartans will blow them off the ball? csnnw.com/ducks/sunday-m…

Jimmy Spencer

ESPN unveils its season-opening NFL power rankings. Top 5: 1. Seahawks, 2. Broncos, 3. Patriots, 4. 49ers, 5. Saints. Bottom: 32. Raiders

Dan Gelston

Penn State is "30th" with 49 votes in the AP Top 25 poll.

David 'Dubi' Pick

Aleks Maric has signed with Maccabi, team announced.

Adam Zagoria

28-year-old unseeded Chinese Peng Shuai has only allowed 30 games en route to her first Grand Slam semifinal. @usopen

Joe Cowley

Urlacher on Cutler: "he doesn't go out of his way to be nice to people .... That's just him." SVP radio show. Shots fired? Again?

Jay King

Those Georgetown dudes are generous. RT @CasualHoya: Roy Hibbert Makes $1 Million Donation to Thompson Center sbnation.com/e/5861944

Adam Zagoria

Virginia Lands 2016 Iona Prep Point Guard Ty Jerome zagsblog.com/articles/virgi…

Nikos Varlas

As @MaccabiElectra announced "Sofo" suffers glaucoma, so he will get treatment & he will undergo surgery eurohoops.net/2014/09/dribbl…

Ben Standig

More financial gifts from Georgetown's gifted basketball playing alum. The latest: Roy Hibbert gifts $1 million toward JT2 Athletics center.

Jimmy Spencer

Today is the LAST day we’re accepting names—INTERN SEARCH: I’m seeking 2-3 sports writing interns. Send me a note at jimmy@staance.com

Kurt Helin

USA sails past New Zealand for easy 98-71 win behind Anthony Davis, Kenneth Faried dlvr.it/6npMWH

Roland Lazenby

The Utah Jazz Offense Under Quin Snyder: youtu.be/CMQAIdo40uU via @YouTube

Arash Markazi

If @mbretosESPN is on @SportsCenter today, he's going to have to show everyone how to do the Haka.

Earl K. Sneed

Inside Report: @DallasMavs hope to tap into Al-Farouq Aminu's potential this season mavs.com/mavs-hope-tap-…

Emiliano Carchia

Joe Ingles scores 18 points as Australia top Lithuania 82-75 sportando.com/en/national-te… #Spain2014

Adam Zagoria

The storybook run of 17-year-old Swiss Miss Belinda Bencic is over at the @usopen . She loses in the QFs to Peng Shuai, 2 and 1.

Arash Markazi

Awesome. RT @SportsCenter Team USA reacts to New Zealand's pregame Haka before their FIBA World Cup game today. es.pn/Z5VaFa

Adam Zagoria

2016 Iona Prep PG Ty Jerome to Virginia, per New Heights coach Chris Alesi

Mark Medina

Starting to do a weekly mailbag. Feel free to send out questions through Twitter or email: mark.medina@langnews.com

Mark Medina

Kobe Bryant featured in NBA Live 15 trailer bit.ly/W71I4J

Earl K. Sneed

Congrats to @Dallas Mavericks assistant Mike Weinar and his wife, Noelle, on the birth of their son, Gavin Michael, early this morning.

Sean Deveney

Been told that FA Earl Clark is in San Antonio working out for the @San Antonio Spurs sportingnews.com/nba/story/2014…

Michael Pointer

We call @mchappell51 The Dean around here. Never a more appropriate nickname in our business.

Jimmy Spencer

Come on @fruitguys it's bad enough there's something funky on the bananas, but we don't even get every piece of fruit http://t.co/bXi37qlxqh

Sean Deveney

Thing about Rondo-Celtics, unless a star drops into their laps (like Love) both going to play this thru to summer '15 sportingnews.com/nba/story/2014…

Sean Cunningham

At FIBA, Team USA plays 3 games in 3 nights. Beat New Zealand today, face Dominican Republic tomorrow, then Ukraine on Thursday.

Jorge Sierra

World Cup: The best of Team USA vs. New Zealand in pictures. bit.ly/1nSAHt8

Michael Pointer

My colleague @mchappell51 has made it official: He's leaving the Star on Sept. 8. Hard to quantify just how much we'll miss him.

Marc Stein

Rapid Reaction from Bilbao after Team USA's 98-71 victory over New Zealand via Stein Line Live - espn.go.com/blog/marc-stei…

Emiliano Carchia

Team USA routs New Zealand 98-71 behind Davis' 21 points sportando.com/en/national-te… #Spain2014

Amin Elhassan

Had a bunch of guys who were energy sparks RT @RealMattHulme: @Amin Elhassan who was San Antonio's Faried? Kawhi? Boris?

Sean Cunningham

USA def New Zealand 98-71. DeMarcus Cousins: 4pts (2/4), 2rebs, 2 ast, 11mins. Rudy Gay: 2pts (1/4), 4rebs, 3 ast, 2stl, 15mins #NBAKings

Molly McGrath

...The procedure he had this morning to clean up an injury that's been "bothering him," was most likely to fix that ingrown toenail.

Amin Elhassan

..controlled, with purpose, and most of all, disciplined enough to perform within the context of team defensive principles

Molly McGrath

USC's Cody Kessler was limping after the Trojans win over Fresno State, I asked him about it and he told me it was an "ingrown toenail"...

Andrew Sharp

I'm glad Durant's not in Spain. Keep USA basketball young and weird and great grantland.com/the-triangle/k…

Amin Elhassan

Yes @charliewiddoes, it can be undervalued, particularly for the effect it can have on the rest of the team...but give me Varejao energy

Amin Elhassan

My man @danclayt0n highlights something I think most laypeople get confused by, thinking frenetic boundless energy = good defense.

Emiliano Carchia

VIDEO: New Zealand’s Haka before the game vs @usabasketball sportando.com/en/national-te… http://t.co/ryjRUWXGJf

Tony Jones

I thought they would take a step back while waiting for emery/haws/mika to come back from mission. But they are gonna be fine

Tony Jones

Looked at BYU basketball roster today. They are more talented and much deeper than I previously gave the Cougars credit for

Michael Grange

16 months ago a TFC make over seemed like the easy part for Tim Leiweke. Oh well: ow.ly/AZwN0

Amin Elhassan

Not in the same zip code. RT @erik891: @Amin Elhassan how much better do you think Kawhi is ?

Jorge Sierra

Thibodeau won't stop taking questions. USA Basketball staff laughing a bit in the background.

Amin Elhassan

I think part of the Faried madness is a dirty little secret: he's not THAT great a defensive player

Amin Elhassan

NFL player valuation intrigues the hell outta me for this concept: for most (non-QB) FAs, it's like buying a car: depreciates immediately

Matt Dery

I didn't learn much from #Michigan or #MSU wins over the weekend. Those games were exhibitions to me. We discuss next on @DSports1051

Jim Eichenhofer

Pelicans bigs Anthony Davis (21 pts, 9 reb), Omer Asik (16 pts, 20 reb) have huge games at World Cup Tuesday. More: on.nba.com/W6UKN0

Ben Rohrbach

For @YahooBDL: Anthony Davis, Kenneth Faried & Team USA alley-oop their way to a 3rd straight FIBA World Cup blowout: yhoo.it/1q7OEZ5

Scott Agness

Pacers' Dir. of International Scouting hard at work. RT @TPGsportsgroup: Two games at once. Gotta love the World Cup! http://t.co/Sg1YPEjShY

Amin Elhassan

Anyway, back to original discussion: other concept to balance is w/ rising cap, is there a number u overpay today that'd be discount 2moro?

Tommy Beer

Derrick Rose is just 4-of-18 from the floor (22.2 FG%) thru USA's first 3 games

Jorge Sierra

Thibodeau: We think we're a championship-caliber team, but we have to work on it.

Josh Newman

Monmouth viewing rare early bye as teaching opportunity on.app.com/1ufZhcu

Eli Savoie

Coming up next, we talk a little Vols football with @TheDannyParker on Sports 56/87.7FM sports56whbq.com

Chris Mannix

Shocking to think that @KIDCHOCOLATE would vacate his title and leave $1.4 million on the table by passing on a Korobov fight. But might.

Marc Stein

ESPN reported last month that Stan Van Gundy had turned to Otis Smith, his former boss in Orlando, to coach Pistons' new @nbadleague squad

Amin Elhassan

It's what I like to call the Echo Chamber. RT @Rex_On_Rex: @Amin Elhassan 12k tweets, 45 followers lol

Amin Elhassan

Right on cue: RT @rac4568: @Amin Elhassan Awww you got upset! Sorry son! it will be ok!

Amin Elhassan

Step 3: type everything with an exclamation point at the end! Because it makes it more believable! Why else would I be yelling!

Jorge Sierra

Thibodeau says he's enjoying international basketball a lot.

John Schuhmann

With Lithuania loss, only 4 teams are still unbeaten: Greece (3-0), Slovenia (2-0), Spain (3-0) & USA (3-0).

Emiliano Carchia

VIDEO: EA Sports release NBA Live 15 Visuals trailer sportando.com/en/national-te… http://t.co/macS84Q33g

Marc Stein

Hearing former Magic GM Otis Smith will be formally unveiled as coach of @nbadleague's expansion franchise in Grand Rapids this week

Shams Charania

Undrafted guard Andre Dawkins has agreed on a training camp deal with the Miami Heat, sources tell RealGM. Averaged 7.9 PPG as Duke senior.

Amin Elhassan

How to make a dumbass pt in >140 characters starring @rac4568 Step 1: make up a claim Step 2: attach to media outlet twitter.com/rac4568/status…

Jorge Sierra

Thibs: "Derrick Rose has to work on his timing."

Jorge Sierra

Thibs says Derrick Rose will handle three games in three days well.

Jorge Sierra

Tom Thibodeau says Pau Gasol looks on top of his game right now.

Darren Wolfson

For giggles: Question on a #MNTwins survey sent to me: "Twins are committed to winning a World Championship... scale 1-10." What say you?

Carla Peay

#Mystics guard Bria Hartley finished her rookie campaign as one of the WNBA's brightest future stars. pressboxdc.com/2014/09/02/mys…

Kurt Helin

Giannis Antetokounmpo with impressive steal, and-1 finish at FIBA World Cup (VIDEO) dlvr.it/6nnbCG

Tommy Beer

Obviously a ton to talk about today... aaaand our buddy @MikeFrancesaNY ends his first monologue discussing the Cleveland Indians manager

Adam Fleischer

I watched some scenes of "Orange Is The New Black" with @FreeRemyMa to get her take: on.mtv.com/1vJoKOu

Buddy Grizzard

Ferry needs to have an offer sheet for Baynes ready by close of business CC: @JarydWilson =)

Nikos Varlas

No Motiejunas at all at the second half..

Buddy Grizzard

Baynes 14 points, 6 rebounds. Valanciunas and Motiejūnas combined for 6 points. Joe Ingles 18 points, 4 assists, only 1 turnover.

Mark Woods

World Cup, Group C: USA 98-71 New Zealand. Group D: Australia 82-75 Lithuania. Liths with a shocking last 2 mins.

Chris Palmer

Team USA's margin of victory in the FIBA World Cup is 35.6 ppg.

Khris Middleton

I have a bad habit of going to the store then forgetting what I went there for.... I can't be the only one!!!

John Schuhmann

Good win for Australia. Group D is pretty good w/ Slovenia, Australia & Lithuania. USA could face 2 of those 3 in knockout rounds.

Amin Elhassan

If Faried is the centerpiece of your team, you aint making the playoffs RT @LocalWiseGuy: @Amin Elhassan can't compete is a little overboard

Amin Elhassan

So given a finite resource (cap), how much can you afford to devote to a player like Faried and still have enough to field roster?

Buddy Grizzard

Ingles made one, 5 point lead. Martynas Pocius missed the layup and Ryan Broekhoff makes both fts on ensuing foul. AUS wins 82-75.

Jorge Sierra

Media scrum around Kenneth Faried, one of the pleasant surprises for Team USA. instagram.com/p/sc4EiuuAOi/

Royce Young

Team USA steamrolls New Zealand in 98-71 World Cup win cbsprt.co/1utXIa0

Emiliano Carchia

Australia beat Lithuania 82-75 #Spain2014

Amin Elhassan

Every team needs a Faried, but a team built around a Faried can't compete. Not a hard player to evaluate, but tricky to put a $ amount to

Buddy Grizzard

Dellavedova makes one free throw, AUS up 79-73 LTU at line with 31.3 to play. Seibutis makes both, has 21 points, fouls Joe Ingles.

Jorge Sierra

Team USA headed to the locker room after another easy game. instagram.com/p/sc3yC3uAOA/

David 'Dubi' Pick

Recovery time for Sofo Schortsanitis from eye surgery, according to source: "5-6 weeks."

Adrian Wojnarowski

Tremendous read by @Lescarpenter -- one of the best storytellers in this business -- on @RGIII. ble.ac/1vJm8Af

Nikos Varlas

98-71! One more win for USA (vs New Zealand) but second game in row that the NBAers didn't score more than 100 points! #Spain2014

Ben Standig

Weclome to the Twitter party, @JillCSN!

Mike McGraw

US win 98-71; Rose has 3 pts, 2 asts, 1 stl, 1 blk, 1-6 FGs. Anthony Davis led with 21 pts. Lot of coasting by US in 2ndH.

KC Johnson

DRose struggles with his shot again (1-for-6) as Team USA rolls over New Zealand 98-71.

Sam Smith

Rose with 3 points on 1-6 FG with 2 assists, steal and a block, playing 17 mins in 98-71 win. Davis 21 & 9 and Faried 15 & 11 again lead USA

Buddy Grizzard

Dante Exum hasn't seen the floor in the second half after his lackluster defense in the first.

Emiliano Carchia

Team USA keep a perfect record at @FIBA World Cup: 98-71 vs New Zealand

Buddy Grizzard

David Anderson baseline fade away good, Seibutis responds with a layup.

Kevin Pelton

Big minutes down the stretch for Aussie Ryan Broekhoff, an advanced-stats fave at Valparaiso.

Roland Lazenby

Michael Jordan Gave Russell Wilson Some Advice - goo.gl/alerts/UKgv #GoogleAlerts

Buddy Grizzard

Ryan Broekhoff hit his second three of the game Renaldas Seibutis responds with a three and pair of fts 76-71 AUS under 2 to play.

Dan Gelston

BEIRUT (AP) _ Internet video purports to show beheading of US reporter Steven Sotloff by Islamic State group.

Adam Zagoria

'Everybody will be sweating, except for Roger Federer, who doesn't sweat.' - Chrissie Evert

Emiliano Carchia

Sofoklis Schortsanitis diagnosed with glaucoma, to undergo eye surgery sportando.com/en/europe/isra…

Buddy Grizzard

David Anderson baseline jumper puts AUS up 73-66, 3:14 to play. Baynes draws a charge.

Jorge Sierra

NBA return a long shot for Puerto Rican legend Carlos Arroyo. shar.es/11Gvee He's thinking about a coaching career.

Jim Eichenhofer

Looks like Anthony Davis' final stat line vs. New Zealand will be 21 points, 9 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals, 1 block, in 22 minutes

Sean Deveney

Sources: Rondo, Celtics plan to stay the course dlvr.it/6nnJlg

Tim Kawakami

As always, I refer delicate 49ers fans to 49ers.com for the best stuff (currently pretending McDonald's arrest never happened).

Chris Littman

First Look: NBA Live 15 shows off visual updates in latest trailer dlvr.it/6nnHzf

Casey Philip

Great turnout for the @STLouisRams @unitedway lunch at Union Station kicking off now http://t.co/LyLqVZpvQB

John Schuhmann

I believe both Motiejunas (LTU) & Exum (AUS) have sat the entire 2nd half as Lithuania has cut the Australia lead from 19 to 3.

Nate Taylor

Jaquez Johnson sounded confident today after practice that he will play against Alabama on Saturday.

Nikos Varlas

24 points in the fast break so far for USA vs New Zealand (84-57, 34'). Against Turkey the NBAers scored 26 and against Finland 32 in total

Buddy Grizzard

Jawai guides in a runner from Ingles that was short, then Valanciunas gets a short hook. Newly responds with a layup and AUS leads 69-63.

Ryen Russillo

Watching women's US Open match on ESPNU from 1980, so...women's tennis has improved, huh?

Jim Eichenhofer

Anthony Davis stole a pass then dribbled 60 feet past everyone for a dunk. Rare talent. He has 19 points after 17 and 19 in prior two games

Dan Gelston

"Ok, that's cool," says @C_AdamskiTrib, happy with a James Franklin answer.

Nikos Varlas

Full court press again from Australia. Let's see the reaction of Lithuania. #Spain2014

Buddy Grizzard

Jawai giving good minutes at center with Baynes still getting a rest. Valanciunas can't do anything with him, still stuck on two points.

Buddy Grizzard

Jonas Mačiulis opens third with a three, momentarily drawing Lithuania within 3 before a Brad Newley free throw and forced turnover.

Adi Joseph

I'm pretty confident Faried will make a big leap, but the West is so ridiculous that I still don't know if Denver makes the playoffs.

Chris Ramsay

The (always good) Week In Pictures: es.pn/1nudXQp

Emiliano Carchia

Lithuania is down 62-59 vs Australia and totally back in the game #Spain2014

Mike McGraw

He's not doing much. Lots of easy baskets for US. RT @HKOZ81: has he looked at least a little better than last game?

David 'Dubi' Pick

After undergoing medical tests, Sofo has been diagnosed with Glaucoma. Will undergo surgery. No timetable for return.