Sheridan Live Team USA Chat from Barcelona

Hola from Barcelona, where Team USA defeated Spain last night by 22 points. Their Olympic opener is Sunday against France. I have been with the team for their past four games, and will be doing a live chat today at 3 p.m. EDT. You can submit your questions now.3:00Good evening from Barcelona, where it is 9 p.m. Let’s get right to it. Gonna go 90 minutes, then have an early dinner, 10:30 p.m.3:00Comment From DK What does Kevin Love have to

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‘Melo doesn’t like FIBA best anymore, but he was best for Team USA vs. Spain

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Sheridan: Diary of the Uncredentialed, Edition II

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BARCELONA — Memo to Kevin Love: If you don’t knock someone on their ass tomorrow, and if you continue to play as though you have a sense of entitlement rather than a job to do, you are going to be watching Anthony Davis take your minutes as the last big man off the bench. That advice is based on solid intel, because the powers that be at USA Basketball are not happy that the Kevin Love they came to appreciate two

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Scola: Rockets said they wanted to go younger

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BARCELONA — Courtesy of Luis Scola, we bring you a small piece of tangential news today regarding the Dwight Howard saga, this from the player who was amnestied by the Houston Rockets in what appeared to be a clear cut attempt to clear cap space to acquire the Orlando Magic center. “They (general manager Daryl Morey and VP of player personnel Gersson Roses) called me right around draft day and they said they had drafted power forwards, and they told me

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Team USA wins by 6 vs. Argentina, but no need for panic

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// BARCELONA — “Was that was the final margin was? Six?” Usually the reporters ask the questions and the players provide the answers. But the tables were turned as I spoke with Chris Paul after Team USA’s 86-80 victory Sunday night over Argentina, and those questions came from him. Yes, the final margin was six – 86-80, to be precise. But the margin earlier was 20, and the score was 16-1 in the early going as the Americans were making their first seven

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Tweet of the Day: Manu Ginobili

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360 degree view of the Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona. We play USA here tonight. 360.io/CpmhQX — Manu Ginobili (@manuginobili) July 22, 2012 The big game is not tonight. There is a game, yes, but it is not the big one. That’ll come Tuesday night when the Americans play Spain in Barcelona at the arena pictured in Manu’s tweet above. What is notable about tonight’s US-Argentina game is that it is the only friendly the Americans will play against a team they are

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Will LeBron be King of the Hill in Barcelona?

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BARCELONA — The building pictured to your left is the National Museum of Art of Catalonia, which sits atop one of the highest hills in this Spanish coastal city. To get there from the plaza below, they have a series of outdoor all-weather escalators. You can use those, or you can climb about 500 steps. Behind the museum is the Palau Sant Jordi, the modern arena where Team USA will play Argentina on Sunday night and Spain on Tuesday night. From

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Sheridan: Diary of the Uncredentialed: Edition 1

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Manchester Town Hall in Albert Square, seat of local governance, is an example of Victorian era Gothic revival architecture. MANCHESTER, England, July 19, 2012 _ Team USA is staying the night tonight. They will leave for Barcelona in the morning, refreshed or not. You don’t get many nights off on the way to the Olympics after 40-point wins, but Team USA got that rare treat tonight, and perhaps the paparazzi will tell us more tomorrow. This column is entitled

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