Matthew Dellavedova, Kyrie Irving Used to Go At Each Other in Cavaliers Practices

Matthew Dellavedova, now a member of the Milwaukee Bucks, and Kyrie Irving, still with the Cleveland Cavaliers, are good friends. Unless they’re practicing against one another, per USA Today’s Jeff Zillgitt: In practices, Dellavedova – an undrafted rookie scrapping to make the 15-man roster – went after Irving. “I would pick him up full court […]

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The Celtics’ Clock Is Ticking

Acquiring assets is relatively easy, if still requiring a deft touch. Boston Celtics general manager Danny Ainge spent three years cultivating a sizable war chest of them. Now comes the hard part. As the saying goes, it’s easier to go from bad to good, than it is to go from good to great. After shrewdly […]

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Morning shootaround — Aug. 11

NEWS OF THE MORNING George calls Australian team ‘dirty’ | Australia driven to win medal in Rio | Bonner’s days with Spurs likely done No. 1: George calls Australian team ‘dirty’ — Team USA had a struggle on its hands yesterday in Rio in the Olympics against fellow 2-0 team Australia. Although the U.S. defeated Australia 98-88 […]


Edmund Clark’s best photograph: echoes of Guantánamo in a children’s slide

‘This is from my Guantánamo series about the homes of ex-detainees. The architecture of the room is very confining’

This is a house in Kuwait. It belongs to the brother of an ex-Guantánamo Bay detainee. I’m not going to say who he was. The architecture of the room struck me as incredibly confining. The contrast between the bare walls and the ornate carpet was striking, plus the innocent child’s plaything – the slide – has been put right up against the wall in an uncomfortable way. Then there’s the basketball hoop in red, white and blue – an American presence in this country, in this person’s life.

Related: The idyllic art of Bagram airbase: Edmund Clark’s Mountains of Majeed

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Rio Olympics 2016: Australian schoolboy wins gold as Team GB doubles medal haul – live!

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Welcome to day six of the Rio Games, which might bring us some rowing and tennis, and will bring us some track cycling (Rain 0-1 Roof).

Here’s what you need to know about the day that’s happened and the day that’s yet to come; stick with the live blog to see it all unfold.

They put a scare into the US basketball team that no one imagined was possible. For most of the game, Australia taunted the best collection of NBA players in the world, throwing up jumpers, shaking the rim with dunks and sending a message that America might not be as mighty as they thought they were.

We still lost the game, it doesn’t mean anything. There’s no small victories.

Australia has played the best basketball in the Olympics.


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For LeBron James, There’s Nothing Wrong With Chasing Ghosts

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Michael Jordan is viewed by most as the greatest player in NBA history, and thus it’s only fitting that athletes that have succeeded him have attempted to emulate, and perhaps surpass, His Airness. LeBron James, fresh off a championship that ended Cleveland’s 52-year title drought, is one of these athletes. After leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to […]

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Parker sits and then hits big shot for France

RIO DE JANEIRO — Things were getting anxious for France against Serbia in Group A pool play on Wednesday. What was once a 16-point lead was gone by the end of the third quarter and Serbia led by as many as seven early in the fourth. But as the game went back and forth, Tony […]


Swimmer Kathleen Baker Lost Pearl Earring In Pool; Diver Saves Day

Many people have a go-to lucky charm.

For some, it may be a special writing utensil; for others it may be something more quirky like a bottle cap or a pair of shoes.

And for Olympic swimmer Kathleen Baker, it’s her trademark pearl earrings — which she wears for each of her races, according to Yahoo! Style.

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But during the 100-metre women’s backstroke preliminaries on Sunday, disaster struck as the 19-year-old athlete lost one of her earrings in the 10-foot-deep pool.

If anyone sees @KathleenBaker2 ‘s other ear ring on the bottom of the Olympic pool – pls grab it..@NBCOlympics pic.twitter.com/eTegW1H8Nl

— David Marsh (@dmswimmac) August 7, 2016

Luckily, some superhero scuba divers were able to recover the missing pearl, and returned it to the presumably anxious young woman before her final race.

BOOM! pic.twitter.com/sUXeX99OTj

— NBC Olympics (@NBCOlympics) August 9, 2016

And it turns out the earrings did the trick, as Baker went on to win silver in the event.

However, the real life mermaid faced much greater obstacles on her way to Rio.

“I definitely have been through my fair share of adversity,” she shared with the Charlotte Observer, explaining her battle with Crohn’s disease. “I think it really helps me appreciate the sport even more, knowing that it can be taken away from me. I love swimming more than anything in the world, and to be able to swim in the Olympics – it’s an incredible feeling. I hope I inspired a lot of people today.”


You go, girl!

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