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DeRozan checks in for the States. USA making their first push of the afternoon, taking advantage of a very sloppy start from Lithuanians
Valanciunas gets an early chance to pay Rudy Gay back for never passing to him.
Anthony Davis cares not for Hakeem Olajuwon's summertime teachings.
Board dominance and havoc created in passing lanes should be difference for USA today
Kenneth Faried: also hasn't gotten the JV pump-fake memo.
JV was a beast on the boards in the quarters but Team USA is a completely different an(man)imal. Americans have been dominant on the glass
Best to not turn it over, Lithuania. Like, ever.
Lithuania-USA semi-final on now on NBA TV Canada. Valanciunas opens the scoring.
Jonas Valanciunas goes up against some damn good big men imminently on NBA TV Canada: Lithuania vs. USA at 3 ET.
Davis, Cousins & the American bigs will be a good litmus test for Valanciunas. His biggest of the summer. Game's on NBA TV Canada @ 3pm
Not only was Mike Tyson swearing on CP24 not a sports story, it pretty much wasn't a story at all.
Correction on single-game Raptors tickets, they go on sale tomorrow. The info I got was for a pre-sale only
For those wondering about Raptors single-game tickets, pre-sale just went live at Ticketmaster
I can only assume Paul George's brain was in his lower leg and he broke that too. Wow.
17 yrs in sports radio/TV. 1000's of athletes/games covered & talked about. None of it tops being live on-air during day/night of Sept 11...
I mean, social media has its share of problems, sure. Being too harsh on Goodell/NFL/Rice/Ravens isn't one of them. Jeez.
Really cool to see Mike Tyson's Undisputed Truth show and even cooler to meet him after. What an unreal story.
Not absolving Tyson for his past, but why ask about that now in a laid back interview and what the hell do u expect to happen when u ask it?
Smart move by French coach convincing Rudy Gobert he was in Vegas and this was a Summer League game.
Stunning win by France over Spain. No Parker, no Noah, no worries
Spain's window might include '16 olympics, but have to figure US team is better for that tournament than for this one.
France was unreal, near perfect game; allez les bleus. Sill feel cheated we won't get USA-Spain V 3.0
Spain's done. U.S. now overwhelming FIBA faves. That's good for Canada. U.S. win would open up extra OLY qualifying spot in Americas.
Boris Diaw: simultaneous NBA champ, European champ, world champ is on the table.
Meanwhile, in sports: Spain is down 5 with 3 minutes to go. Massive potential upset.
What if this is all one giant Mark Cohon power play?
I like that the NFL is doubling down on its PR strategy: "It's just that we're incompetent!"
"Boy, we're in some hot water. Idea: What if we had the Super Bowl THIS SUNDAY?"
"We just didn't think that anybody gave a damn about women." - Goodell, like, nine interviews from now
Another banner day for the merits of total and complete cynicism.
But why would Roger Goddell have lied about seeing the tape? It's like you can't believe anybody anymore.
Spain down 7 at the half to France in final FIBA QF. Hoo boy.
Good to have Barbosa in the NBA. I'm pulling for a Barbosa-Calderon nice-off one of these years.
The players have their faults, sure. Mostly they want to play, though, preferably for a fair % of revenue they drive.
Come the next lockout, please remember: The owners think like Michael Gearon. "How can I make this horrible thing work for me?"
LRT: Again, highly depressing.
Miracle of miracles, there will actually be some live World Cup hoops on NBATV Canada: Lith-U.S. at 3 Thurs; Semi 4 Fri; bronze Sat 12
I mean, I like it. It's fine, maybe even fine-plus. It's very affordable. It's a nice lunch. It doesn't revolutionize the genre.
COME AT ME, Y'ALL
Let's just say it: In-n-Out is slightly above average.
Good morning world.
YES! Sons on anarchy is back on!
Today my mentor had retired. It's a sad day because Of how much he's help and influenced me but he's had a great career.Enjoy it big shot!!
Congrats to Chauncey Billups on a great career. What do I remember about him as a Raptor? A whole lot of made free throws
Really too bad Soknacki had to quit race for mayor. He was about 10x better than the other candidates. A real shame
Generally NBA players are typecast pretty early in their careers. Billups refused to settle for "role player". Worked hard to break the mold
Jays win 9-2. KEEP THE DREAM ALIVE.
Billups didn't make his first all-star appearance until his 9th season at 29-years-old. Lowry is entering his 9th year, will be 29 in March
Appropriately, Billups is a mentor of Kyle Lowry. Both took unorthodox paths to stardom. Late bloomers, self-made. Great career, Mr Big Shot
The Chicago Cubs are ungood.
To clarify, Billups retired. He is still alive.
Farewell to Chauncey Billups, the only player to ever win a Finals MVP AFTER playing for the Raptors. A wonderful player.