Brian Mahoney

Fratello alluded to that after Finland beat Ukraine the night after its beating by USA. Now locked in a tight one with Turkey.

Brian Mahoney

Little scheduling bad luck for Ukraine, whose last 2 opponents had just played the USA. Game looks a lot slower the next time out.

Marc Berman

Genie out of wishes: Montreal's Bouchard can't handle Flushing heat in fourth-round meltdown nyp.st/1A0TxUK

Brian Mahoney

Important day in Group C, where Turkey plays Ukraine, and Finland meets Dominican Republic. All are 1-1, fighting for 3 spots behind USA.

Brian Mahoney

A Basketball World Cup glance: Spain, Greece headed to 2nd round, Senegal wins 2 straight. USA-New Zealand today. bigstory.ap.org/article/spain-…

JR Smith

Here you go again I'll the whole family. .. RT @mjordanordain Somebody tell @JR Smith quit duckin' me on the course !!

Tina Cervasio

Exactly 7 yrs ago today, about this time, I was interviewing Clay Buchholz after his no-hitter on @NESN on call-up day. #Boston #RedSox #MLB

Tim Hardaway Jr

Happy Birthday to the best man I know in this world. He pushed me to my limits and made me who i am… instagram.com/p/sbPUVVSYkM/

Jonah Ballow

My father's ability to talk to randoms is amazing. He's in the hall of fame for stop-and-chatting.

Tina Cervasio

"Weatherford the Stom" just drafted Dez Bryant(also have E.Lacy)...gah...don't judge me @Weatherford5...I always seem to get Eli anyway #FF

Howard Beck

Brooklyn peeps: the great @HarveyAraton will be reading from his new novel, Cold Type, on Tuesday at 7pm, at Book Court (163 Court St.)

Tina Cervasio

I've changed my #FantasyFootballTeamName Since @JustinTuck left my #NYG -I've changed"Knip 'n Tuck"to "Weatherford the Storm" @Weatherford5

Cleanthony Early

I can feel your energy I can feel the energy

Jose Manuel Calderon

Big win in an important game vs Brazil. The team was great and the fans too! Keep working #stepbystep #Spain2014 http://t.co/brh96n4oGt

Jose Manuel Calderon

Gran partido! Hoy era muy importante. El Equipo ha estado enorme. La afición también. #pasitoapasito #Spain2014 http://t.co/qkGtUUIVOo

Brian Mahoney

Big day for Pau Gasol, who had 26 points and 9 rebounds as Spain routed Brazil. Also for @Tim Reynolds, who celebrated his birthday.

Quincy Acy

Big Shout Out to Baylor's own tedashii , had a great chance to catch up with him and get his story,… instagram.com/p/sayAbCAp5c/

Alan Hahn

Thanks Neil! #morecowbell RT @sportswatch: .@ESPNNewYork has uncovered a keeper this summer in team of @Alan Hahn and @HDumpty39.

Alan Hahn

No Champ, just more journeymen. RT @RichCimini: Jets sign former Seahawks CB Phillip Adams, released Saturday, team announces.

Cleanthony Early

Simpsons Marathon...that's what my days looking like

Brian Mahoney

Spain destroying Brazil after one. USA would have to score a lot to beat them, because their offense is just too good to be stopped.

Brian Mahoney

If LeBron is seeing what Pau is doing to Varejao, he might ask for a rewrite to delete him from the letter.

Alan Hahn

That was fun. Thanks everyone for listening and interacting. Podcast coming up soon on @ESPNNY98_7FM. Give @HDumpty39 a follow! #morecowbell

Jared Zwerling

This is great, if you missed it: MJ and Fed chat candidly -- youtube.com/watch?v=eQhNdr…

Pablo Prigioni

Es tremendo jugar a 12 mil Km de Arg, y tener la sensación de q estamos jugando en casa. Gracias por el apoyo d los q están acá y los d allá

Brian Mahoney

This must be Phil Jackson's bar of choice in Bilbao. http://t.co/zuds2xGwcU

Howard Beck

Brooklyn peeps: the great @HarveyAraton will be reading from his new novel, Cold Type, on Tuesday at 7p, at Book Court (163 Court St.)

Alan Hahn

Up next on @ESPNNY98_7FM: It's Hahn & Humpty (@HDumpty39) from 12-3:30 pm. Rick shows off his vocals. 1-800-919-3776 #morecowbell

Alan Hahn

With @HDumpty39! RT @diane_espn: .@Alan Hahn has the news and info @ESPNNY98_7FM listeners need this holiday afternoon from noon until 3:30.

Brian Mahoney

One's #Heatmedia, the other the NBA's King of all media. RT @Ethan J. Skolnick Jumping on @SiriusXMNBA with @Frank Isola

Brian Mahoney

Fratello predicted more upsets in the Basketball World Cup on Sunday, and one right away today in Group B with Senegal beating Croatia.

Marc Berman

There's one more shot for fans to see CiCi Bellis, who starts Open juniors at 11:15 a.m. on Grandstand court nyp.st/1u5f8uk

Quincy Acy

#BaylorNation @pappyjackk & @boknowz17 video bombing Football stadium is crazy instagram.com/p/sYeOBCAp91/

Cole Aldrich

US Open. http://t.co/SRWQ5L6HpK

Brian Mahoney

Wrongly thinking it would be easy, USA had to work hard to beat Turkey after trailing at halftime. #Spain2014. bigstory.ap.org/article/down-h…

Cleanthony Early

Peace on my Mind...2 up ✌️

Brian Mahoney

From Anthony Davis: "I think we didn't come ready to play in the first half and we can't afford to do that if we want to win a gold medal."

Jose Manuel Calderon

Un par de fotos de esta noche Couple of pics from tonight http://t.co/m0at4e4tpw

Brian Mahoney

Down at half, US beats Turkey in basketball worlds bigstory.ap.org/article/down-h…

Jose Manuel Calderon

Otro pasito más. Contento que tanto @Serge Ibaka como Felipe estén de vuelta y bien. Mañana empieza lo bueno #12345678910,12345678910

Jonah Ballow

Never too early for previews. I look ahead to our No. 6 matchup to watch: #Knicks in a Xmas clash vs. the Wiz on.knicks.com/1zRRl1F

Brian Mahoney

USA pulls away to win 98-77. Big second half for Davis and Faried was great all night to get them out of the halftime hole.

Brian Mahoney

US finally safe now early in fourth with good second-half energy from Faried and Davis. Rose finally gets in up 16 with 7:41 left.

Brian Mahoney

Coach K goes to Plumlee to spell Davis after Cousins' poor first half. Irving goes whole way in third while Rose sits after his.

Brian Mahoney

Take away the two gold-medal games vs Spain, not much second-half trouble for US in recent years. Lithuania in '12, Brazil in '10 about all.

Marc Berman

Wozniaki wins "marathon'', dispatches Sharapova to reach quarterfinals nyp.st/1qh7xZt via @nypost

Brian Mahoney

Davis has woken up, big start to second half. But Turkey hitting some 3s to keep the lead at 6, 7:16 left in the third.

Shane Larkin

Relaxing w the cousins before I go back to work Tuesday! @VicDebonair http://t.co/ovoO8K8lCf

Brian Mahoney

Rose has no assists, two turnovers and is 0 for 2 in 9 minutes. Again, a lot would have to happen, but one of them is so far.

Brian Mahoney

Anthony Davis, who has been the best USA player this summer, wasn't even best Pelicans big man on the floor in the first half. Asik was.

Brian Mahoney

Well, well. Halftime score: Turkey 40, USA 35. Same Turkey team that was outplayed for 35 minutes by New Zealand on Saturday.

Brian Mahoney

Among the tons of things that need to happen for USA to lose, Rose's rust would have to be really apparent. So far tonight it is.

Brian Mahoney

USA looking ordinary on both ends in the halfcourt. Not style of game they want to play and can see a little frustration in having to.

Brian Mahoney

Turkey-USA tied at 16 after one. USA fouled too much, can't get out and run when that happens, and settled for jumpers that were missing.

Brian Mahoney

Asik, a non-factor yesterday, with a strong start today. Just outmuscled Davis for a three-point play, then bottled up Faried on defense.

Brian Mahoney

So guess you could say the only real mistake USA made in its opener was a fashion faux pas.

Brian Mahoney

USA posing again for official FIBA team pic that every team takes before its opening game because was still in sweats when they took it Sat.

Tina Cervasio

Pretty awesome RT @KICKTV: Here's @NewYorkRedBulls head coach Mike Petke during his time w @dcunited #HairImprovement http://t.co/0VzR16nXFX

Tina Cervasio

Good times last night. See u after #Giants 9/14 MT @AudreyPuente: Standing by in studio w @Tina Cervasio @AntwanFox5 http://t.co/akVFzGlCiU

Jose Manuel Calderon

Dia 2- Egipto Day 2 - Egypt #Spain2014 #vamos http://t.co/BrTmzUTGTs

Brian Mahoney

Finland's coach believes the victory today over Ukraine proves that his team deserved the wild card into the Basketball World Cup.

Alan Hahn

Not entirely wrong. Shared blamed tho RT @RichCimini: Stephen Hill's agent unloads on Rex Ryan and the Jets. #nyj espn.go.com/new-york/nfl/s…

Alan Hahn

Probably a year too late for NYK. RT @CSNNE: Rajon Rondo reportedly has told the Celtics he wants out - @A. Sherrod Blakely

Brian Mahoney

Finland press conference ends with announcement team going to meet fans in plaza party. Slightly different ending than Pop's pressers.

Alan Hahn

Stroll back to leadoff RT @ESPNNYYankees: I just asked Ellsbury if he could play. Smiled, said “one second” and strode minus limp to take BP

Brian Mahoney

Finland hangs on for its first Basketball World Cup win, beats Ukraine 81-76.

Alan Hahn

SMH RT @thebiglead: Ray McDonald: 49ers Defensive Lineman Arrested for "inflicting injury on a spouse or cohabitant" wp.me/p3LRnW-1GFm

Brian Mahoney

Mike Fratello's top assistant with Ukraine is Bob Hill, the former Knicks, Spurs, Pacers and Sonics coach.

Brian Mahoney

Impressive flop by Finland, whose uniforms are the same colors as Duke's. Just saying.

Brian Mahoney

Ukraine gets the final 13 of the third to cut Finland's lead to 57-52. Got a lot quieter in here the last three minutes.

Brian Mahoney

Finland now up 18 in the third and has scored 57 points, now surpassing last night's total against the USA.

Brian Mahoney

Finland up 13 in 3rd quarter over Ukraine and it's LOOUDDD in here. They hold on to win, I'm skipping USA game and going to their parties.

Brian Mahoney

And all of it happened in 1 second of game time. Bottom line, Ukraine still up 2 over Finland at the half.

Brian Mahoney

Ah, classic FIBA game. Refs miss Ukraine travel, should've ended half them up 2. 10 mins, 2 weird moments later, each team scored again.

Alan Hahn

This Sean Payton quote on Champ Bailey is a bit ominous: http://t.co/K6GwQ4qF3R

Brian Mahoney

Finland looking pretty good today with room to dribble and shoot. Up 12-4 early on Ukraine.

Brian Mahoney

Arena showing highlight from Finland's game Sat. Picked one where USA missed 2 shots on the same possession. Maybe that was the high point.

Jose Manuel Calderon

Para mi el mejor rincón de España! Todos a votar q ya estamos en la final! Nos queda el último pasito! #Extremadura http://t.co/ZKBU0Ozrlj

Alan Hahn

Oh? RT @ProFootballTalk: Champ Bailey "fully healthy" and "definitely" wants to play this season wp.me/p14QSB-9yBp

Alan Hahn

The KD lives on. RT @darrenrovell: Nike has countered Under Armour’s offer, believes it has landed Durant es.pn/1tPZmUY

Alan Hahn

Well done, Mike. Terrific perspective: RT @mikefreemanNFL: Despite cut, Michael Sam proved he belongs: bleacherreport.com/articles/21815…

Brian Mahoney

The far scoreboard has now corrected itself to 29 points, so Garcia gets the win but loses his 30-point performance.

Brian Mahoney

Big night for Francisco Garcia, who had either 31 or 29 points, depending on which scoreboard you believe in the arena.

Brian Mahoney

Dominican Republic just called a timeout up 13 with 10 seconds left. New Zealand doesn't look thrilled.

Brian Mahoney

But, while impressed by USA, is still picking Spain, saying their more seasoned guys will figure out how to handle the Americans.

Brian Mahoney

Said the way Davis played sounded like the way Hanno Mottola had described trying to face Garnett back in the early 2000s.

Brian Mahoney

Interesting talking to a Finnish journalist today about how they'd never seen anyone like Anthony Davis before. Was on another level.

Phil Jackson

Sorry for the mis stake. Princess Cujo looks ready to do....etc

Cleanthony Early

Talk that Talk Kanye.....Walk that Walk

Brian Mahoney

Ha. From one of Finland's players. RT @Shuff247 Well, that won't be on @espn Classic. #susijengi #OnToTheNextOne

Brian Mahoney

Finland fans were loud in the 1st quarter. Then USA didn't allow a basket in the 2nd, and the World Cup rout was on. bigstory.ap.org/article/us-dom…