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Indy Cornrows Aug 19, 2016

Team USA advances to third-straight gold medal game, edges out Spain, 82-76

Momentum was there for the taking, but Team USA battled foul trouble and sloppiness in an uneven win over Spain behind DeAndre Jordan's dominance on the glass and 22 points from Klay Thompson. Faced with containing Ricky Rubio's ability to penetrate-and-kick after holding the Argentinians below 80 points in the quarterfinals, Team USA's renewed defensive focus proved to be more than Fool's Gold in the Americans' continued pursuit of Olympic gold, as they earned a gritty, 82-76, win over Spain. Though questions continued to linger regarding Pau Gasol's availability ahead of today's...

Report: In a shock to nobody, Pau Gasol cleared to play against USA

From the minute that Spains mens basketball coach in Rio Sergio Scariolo said that Pau Gasol might not play against the USA in the semifinals due to a calf injury, the universal reaction was essentially the yeah, right meme. Nobody believed him. Certainly not Team USA and its coaches, who have prepped as if Gasol []

Hall of Fame Game settlement offer expires

As expected, the NFL did not accept the offer to settle the Hall of Fame Game lawsuit for payment of $450 per customer. The offer, made Monday, expired at 12:01 p.m. ET on Friday. Unfortunately, [Commissioner Roger] Goodell and the NFL have once again demonstrated that they have little to no use for the fans

Poll: Who should be the Blues’ new captain?

The St. Louis Blues need to name a new captain after David Backes signed in Boston as a free agent.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL RETURNS: Find out more on our 7 weekly shows kicking off 8/27

Its a brand new season of College Football and CSN has you covered for all your Ducks, Beavers and Pac-12 needs! Check out this years fall lineup:Talkin Ducks - Tuesdays 7pmTalkin Beavers - Wednesdays 7pmBeavers Inside the Huddle - Thursdays 8:30pm#DucksFB - Fridays at 8pm#BeaversFB - Fridays at 9pmCSN Game Day - Saturdays at 9amDucks Postgame Live - Immediately after every Duck gameBe sure to check out CSNNW.com/OnTV for new TV Listings each week
Pounding The Rock Aug 19, 2016

Dewayne Dedmon may be more important to the Spurs than you think

In this summer edition of In The Bonus, the PtR staff offers its prediction about which new Spurs addition, besides Pau, will have the biggest impact. Which new addition (besides Pau Gasol) will have the biggest impact next season? Michael Erler: It has to be Dewayne Dedmon by the process of elimination, right? I don't expect anything from Livio Jean-Charles, whom I simply don't think is an NBA-caliber player, nor from David Lee, whose defense is too much of a liability to risk rotation minutes in the postseason. Lee didn't crack Rick Carlisle's playoff rotation in Dallas after all, and...
Pounding The Rock Aug 18, 2016

Rio 2016: Spain rout France, 92-67, Tony Parker retires from international play

In a lopsided quarterfinal, Les Bleus fell to rivals Spain. New Spur Pau Gasol kept his medal hopes alive while Tony Parker bid farewell to a team that's formed a major part of his basketball playing career. On the same day that Manu Ginobili played his last game for Argentina, Tony Parker was unable to keep his pursuit of an Olympic medal alive as France lost to Spain, 92-67. As with Manu, Tony announced this would be his last game in his national team jersey. The game was the sixth meeting between the European squads since 2011, but it wasn't the climactic affair one might've hoped for...
Pounding The Rock Aug 17, 2016

ESPN ranks Pau Gasol as 7th best international NBA player

The Worldwide Leader put out a list projecting the 20 best international players in the league and one Spur made the cut, Spaniard Pau Gasol. In ESPN's latest list, Bradford Doolittle ranks the NBA's international players based on projected 2016-17 WARP (that's Wins Above Replacement Player) from Kevin Pelton's SCHOENE projections system. You'll need an ESPN Insider subscription to view the complete article Here's the Pau Gasol blurb (RPM refers to ESPN's Real Plus/Minus system): Gasol is another player whose RPM (ranked No. 23 overall) indicates less impact than his box score stats...
Canis Hoopus Aug 16, 2016

Olympic Basketball Quarterfinals are Set: Women today, Men Tomorrow

The Olympic basketball tournament enters the knockout stages. Spain’s men’s basketball team overcame a poor start to the Olympic tournament to finish second in their group after a blowout win over Argentina to end group play yesterday. Spain lost their first two games and did not look good in doing so, before they struggled past Nigeria. They turned it around, however, and blew out fellow quarterfinal qualifiers Lithuania and Argentina. Pau Gasol led them with a couple of monster games, while moving Nikola Mirotic into the starting lineup in place of Felipe Reyes also made a...
NetsDaily Aug 15, 2016

Spain destroys Argentina in final game of group phase of the Olympics

Luis Scola had a tough game Monday evening as Argentina lost to a resurgent Spain,92-73. Scola finished with seven points, five rebounds and four personals. Meanwhile, his counterpart, Pau Gasol, finished with 19 points and 13 rebounds.  Scola was 2-of-6, including 1-of-3 from deep. Spain, who started our slowly, and Argentina, who started out fast, finished the group phase at 3-2 and automatically qualified for the knock-out round, which starts Wednesday in Rio. Argentina's "golden generation" seemed beat after a double-overtime win Saturday vs. Brazil.  Scola went from 14 and 10 to...

Pragmatic Rosie MacLennan takes a gamble by playing it safe in trampoline final

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) Defending Olympic champion Rosie MacLennan opted for her easier routine during women's trampoline finals on Friday, a rare moment of caution in a sport that thrives on daring. "I was a lot more confident in it," MacLennan said. "The other one was a little more shaky. I knew it would be a bit of a gamble and the Olympics isn't a time to gamble." Considering what MacLennan has been through over the last year as she recovered from a pair of concussions that threatened her career, hard to blame her.
Pounding The Rock Aug 12, 2016

Managing expectations of Pau Gasol's defense and rebounding

Pau's supporters quote all kinds of stats to prove that he's a plus rebounder and defender, and yet fans of the teams he's left swear he doesn't pass the eye test. It's time to get to the bottom of the situation. Any time a living legend retires, the team they leave behind is expected to struggle, especially when the legend was as productive as Tim Duncan was last season. Spurs fans have dreaded the post-Duncan future for years, because of the expected decline into irrelevancy. Fortunately, the front office prepared ahead and had a core in place to keep San Antonio in the title hunt with...

Conley Curse: Can Conley Be An All-Star?

Mike has never been an All-Star. Can this year be the year? There have only been three All-Stars in Grizzlies history. Can you guess them? If you guessed Marc and Pau Gasol as well as Zach Randolph then you either know your Grizzlies history or deduced that those have been three of the four best players in franchise history. Who is that unfortunate fourth player not to have been named to an All-Star team? Mike Conley, of course. Conley is the franchise leader in games and minutes played, steals, and assists, and is second in both points and three-point makes. He was named to the NBA’s...
CSN Washington Aug 11, 2016

Wizards open 2016-17 regular season at Hawks and Grizzlies

The Wizards have mostly home games to begin the season but will face a difficult finish to the 82-game season with a slew of road games. 
Pounding The Rock Aug 9, 2016

Rio 2016: Spain drops second in a row, loses to Brazil 66-65

Another game, another disappointment for medal hopefuls Spain, who now face an uphill battle to advance to the quarterfinals. Spain's languid offense resurfaced again in their second Olympic match, and for a second time in a row they were dealt a loss in a game that went down to the final possession. This time it was hosts Brazil, led by Lakers guard Marcelinho Huertas that pulled off the upset, stifling a Spanish attack that wasn't able to rely on the hot hands of Pau Gasol and Nikola Mirotic. Gasol went 5 of 12 from the free-throw line, including two crucial misses in a row when Spain...