Lithuania, Russia qualify for Olympics; Kirilenko to stay with CSKA?

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Andrei Kirilenko is going to be visible to Americans this summer — even if it’s looking more and more likely he is headed back to Russia for another season with CSKA Moscow. (He has until July 12 to opt out of his contract), Kirilenko and the Russian national team qualified for the London Olympics on Saturday night in Caracas, Venezuela, by defeating Nigeria 85-77 behind 19 points, eight rebounds, four assists and three steals by Kirilenko. The Russians went undefeated in

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Tweet of the Night: Dwyane Wade

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4 of July in Anguilla.. Couldn’t resist this hottie on the dance floor.. “girl you good why don’t u back tha instagr.am/p/Mzvvw3FCHm/ — Dwyane Wade (@DwyaneWade) July 8, 2012   July 4 in Anguilla, eh? It is good tobe young, single, and an NBA champion. And it is good to have a healthy sense of humor, too, as D.Wade shows is within his repertoire with this Tweet. Click here to see the photo of the “hottie.” He was one of 12 players named to Team

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Tweet of the Day: Pau Gasol

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Tonight we have a special dinner with our national team! The rookies of the team buy dinner to the rest! It's a tradition we never miss!!
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  Jamon! One thing the Spanish national team has access to that Team USA does not is Iberico ham, the world’s most delicious food. It is very hard to find in the United States, and it is extraordinarily expensive, although you can find just about anything in Las Vegas, where Team USA is announcing its 12-man roster tonight on NBA-TV. Here’ the thing about the roster, though: The three extra guys (Rudy Gay, Eric Gordon, Anthony Davis) will be named to the

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Gordon, Gay, Davis fail to make 12-man Olympic roster — for now

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Tweet of the Night: Micky Arison

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Its 2:30am in London and I was just woken up with great news.Welcome to the family #20!! — Micky Arison (@MickyArison) July 7, 2012   So it looks like LeBron James had inside information on Ray Allen’s future uniform number when he tweeted this photoshopped picture of the NBA’s all-time 3-point leader a few nights ago:

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Lithuania-Dominican and Russia-Nigeria today for 2 Olympic spots

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The Greeks are out, Bo McCalebb is out, J.J. Barea and Carlos Arroyo are out, and there won’t be any Angolans to elbow around at the 2012 Olympic men’s basketball tournament. On a day of wild swings and finishes at the quarterfinals of the Olympic qualifying tournament in Caracas, Venezuela,  the field of Olympic contenders was reduced to four — Russia, the Dominican Republic, Nigeria and Lithuania. Two spots will be determined in today’s semifinals, with both of those teams going into

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Point Guards Dominate Deals on Days 4-5 of Free Agency – UPDATED

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(function() { var csprtjs = document.createElement('script'); csprtjs.type = 'text/javascript'; csprtjs.async = true; csprtjs.src = 'http://sheridanhoops.cinesport.comhttp://edgecdn.cinesport.com/container.js'; var first_s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; first_s.parentNode.insertBefore(csprtjs, first_s); })();Kobe Bryant hasn’t played with a Hall of Fame point guard since, since … C’mon folks … You remember … Crunch that cranium … It was since 2004, when Gary Payton was at the end of his illustrious career and teamed with Karl Malone to join the Los Angeles Lakers for

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Nash going to Lakers in sign-and-trade

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Steve Nash is going to be Kobe Bryant’s new running mate in Los Angeles, and maybe that’ll be enough to increase the size of Dwight Howard’s one-team wish list. The Nash sweepstakes reached a stunning conclusion today when the Lakers and Suns agreed to a sign-and trade deal, with Los Angeles sending a pair of first-round picks and a pair of second-round picks to the Suns. That trumped the offer coming from the New York Knicks, who were willing to surrender a

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