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Posting and Toasting Aug 20, 2016
Melo won, but Willy still has a chance at a medal. Melo v Willy wasn’t exactly the slobber-knocker we were all hoping for — Melo struggled with his shot and Willy didn’t see much playing time. Still, their were some encouraging signs. USA 82, Spain 76 Carmelo Anthony: 25 minutes played, 7 points on 2-11 shooting (1-5 from three), 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 turnovers, 1 block Much will be made of Melo’s ghastly shooting numbers. He did what he usually does when his outside shot isn’t falling — bully his way to the rim — but even those closer attempts wouldn’t go in. It...
Knicks Blog | ESPN New York Aug 16, 2016
Carmelo Anthony visits Rios favelas during Team USA off day
New York Post Aug 15, 2016
ESPN’s quotes attributed to Carmelo Anthony suggesting he would be satisfied with his basketball legacy — even without an NBA championship — were “taken completely out of context,” according to ESPN. In trying to provide retroactive background to a story he used as a springboard to rip into Anthony, Stephen A. Smith scapegoated reporter Marc...
Knicks Blog | ESPN New York Aug 14, 2016
Carmelo Anthony says LeBron James convinced him not to 'go off' on his critics
Posting and Toasting Aug 13, 2016
Clappin’ back at the haters. Carmelo Anthony has been almost single-handedly dragging an underachieving Team USA to victory of late, and the prospect of him as the best player on a gold medal team has whipped the NBA #TAKES community into a fury. Melo then stoked the fires of rage even further by having the audacity — the unmitigated gall — to tell ESPN’s Marc Stein that he might actually be at peace with his basketball career, even if he never wins a title: "Most athletes don't have an opportunity to say that they won a gold medal, better yet three gold medals. I would be very...
TODAY looks at the impact Carmelo Anthony has had on and off the court for USA basketball and how the Knicks star has become a social activist.
Amidst chants of Puer-to Ri-co!, the World No. 34 Monica Puig took down World No. 2 Angelique Kerber in the women's singles final to win her territorys first Olympic gold medal. Puig, 22, was an underdog from the outset - she wasn't even seeded at this competition. Her biggest career achievement until reaching the final was winning a relatively minor tournament, the Internationaux de Strasbourg in France. But she played exceptionally aggressive tennis, whacking the ball from every angle and throwing herself around the court.
A physical battle between two undefeated teams ended in favor of Great Britain when they beat the United States 2-1 to clinch the top seed in Pool B. Great Britain trailed by one goal in the third quarter after Michelle Vittese wound up for the long shot that flew past goalkeeper Maddie Hinch to put Team USA ahead. Great Britain surged back late in the fourth quarter to put two goals past Jackie Briggs, who had been saving shots left and right for the U.S. all game long.
RIO DE JANEIRO Playoffs are nothing new in golf, with a dozen events going extra holes this year on the PGA Tour, but overtime this week at the Olympics creates an entirely different scenario. In the case of ties for any of the top three positions on Sunday gold, silver or bronze there will be sudden-death playoffs to determine who wins the medal. In the case of three or more players tying for first, the playoff will determine the gold medal winner first, and play will continue to determine the silver and bronze afterward.
Mariners Blog | CSN Northwest Aug 13, 2016
The veteran forward had his contract bought out by the Arizona Coyotes earlier this month.
Hot Hot Hoops Aug 13, 2016
Serbia made the USA Olympic basketball team sweat by using ball movement to make up for Team USA's superior talent. A 3-point win over 20-1 underdogs last night made the USA Olympic basketball team seem mortal. Featuring Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, DeMarcus Cousins, Paul George, Klay Thompson, among other NBA stars, Team USA barely defeated Serbia 97-94. What can the Miami Heat learn from this? As the Serbian coach Sasha Djordjevic pointed out: "You guys are better, of course, but you have to prove it on the court." Paul George said after the game: "Once again, we...
Denver Post Aug 12, 2016
Jokic scored a game-high 25 points during a surprisingly competitive game that saw Serbia push Team USA to the buzzer, before falling 94-91.
Posting and Toasting Aug 12, 2016
I regret that I have but one 7ife to give for my country! Carmelo Anthony, Olympic god, takes the court with his sons on Team USA when they take on Serbia. The Serbians won’t be pushovers. They have Nikola Jokic, the Denver Nuggets rookie who, according to some deluded bastards, had a better season than Kristaps Porzingis. Melo will surely punish Jokic’s entire country for that kind of hubris. This is your game thread. Tip-off is 6 p.m. ET and the game will be broadcast on NBC Sports Network (NBCSN for short). I regret that I have but one 7ife to give for my country!
Posting and Toasting Aug 12, 2016
Melo, Mindy and Willy combined for 65 points. With the third round of games in the Olympic men’s basketball tournament are now complete, let’s check in on our precious, precious Knicks in Rio. USA 98, Australia 88 Carmelo Anthony: 35 minutes played, 31 points on 11-21 shooting (9-15 from three), 8 rebounds, 1 assist, 0 turnovers, 2 steals First, Melo established himself as the greatest scorer in NBA history. As an encore, he saved America from an Aussie blitzkrieg of deft passing, un-called illegal screens and didgeridoos. American Dad dropped 14 points in the fourth quarter to put the...
Blog a Bull Aug 12, 2016
Let's take a look at how the three Bulls players in Rio have played thus far. The basketball world is halfway through the preliminary round of the 2016 Olympics in Rio, and with the exception of a scare for the United States versus Australia, it's been about what one would expect. The USA has been fairly dominant, the field has been fairly competitive versus one another, and Carmelo Anthony is still the best player in international competition ever. Of course, Bulls fans are most interested in the performance of their team's own players: Jimmy Butler representing the USA, Nikola Mirotic...