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  • Ian Thomsen: Bryant lifts U.S. in quarterfinals; Argentina stands as next …

    Aug 8
    LONDON -- The cliché of familiarity breeding contempt was welcome news for the U.S. men. So often they are invited to breeze along, by their outrageously high standards. "Teams tend to stick around with us when we just coast out there,'' said Carm…
  • 2012 Olympics -- Once again, LeBron James answers the call

    Aug 8
    LeBron James helps lead Team USA past Australia in quarterfinals with first Olympic triple-double.
  • Ian Thomsen: Tensions flare as Spain ousts France in Olympic quarterfinals

    Aug 8
    LONDON -- The greatest generation of French basketball had fallen short yet again as Nicolas Batum ran across the court to foul Juan-Carlos Navarro, the captain of Spain, with 23 seconds remaining Wednesday. Batum's right hand formed a fist. Instead of …
  • It doesn't get better than four basketball games with a shot at an Olympic…

    Aug 8
    When there is an international play-or-go-home quadruple-header, you better believe the Sports Guy is watching.