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  • Ten years on, Athens 2004 gives Greece little to cheer

    Ten years on, Athens 2004 gives Greece little to cheer
    It was billed as a chance to transform Greece's image abroad and boost growth but 10 years after the country hosted the world's greatest sporting extravaganza there is little to celebrate at the birthplace of the modern Olympic Games. Many of the once-...
  • Silver: NBA to discuss future of international competition

    Silver: NBA to discuss future of international competition
    Commissioner Adam Silver said he does expect significant changes in the NBA's participation in international competition after Indiana Pacers star forward Paul George broke his right leg while helping Team USA prepare for the FIBA World Cup. George was...
  • 2016 Olympic officials start two-year countdown with new promises

    2016 Olympic officials start two-year countdown with new promises
    With exactly two years to go before the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics, organizers have once again promised they will be ready for the Games. “We have concluded the exclusive planning phase and are now entering the operational preparation phase when...
  • John Smallwood: Mark Cuban has it all wrong

    Considering the millions of guaranteed dollars they invest in players, I can certainly understand why the Dallas Mavericks' Mark Cuban and other NBA owners might want more say in their players' involvement in international competitions like the upcoming...
  • Prognosis for Rio Olympics 'much better' - IOC's Coates

    SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's Olympic chief John Coates, who in April branded preparations for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics as the worst ever, said on Tuesday the prognosis was now "much, much better". Speaking at an event to mark two years until...
  • NBA roundup: Wolves owner says Love trade likely

    The Sports Xchange NBA roundup: Wolves owner says Love trade likely Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor told the St. Paul Pioneer Press that All-Star power forward Kevin Love will likely be traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers by Aug. 23 or Aug. 24....
  • Mavericks owner Mark Cuban hope Paul George injury spurs change

    Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is hoping the tragic injury to Indiana's Paul George pushes the NBA to a higher resolve when it comes to allowing its players to participate in international competition that does not benefit the league. Always a vocal opponent...
  • Mavericks owner Cuban blasts IOC

    The Sports Xchange Mavericks owner Cuban blasts IOC Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban criticized how the NBA allows its players to compete in international competition while assuming all the financial risk. Cuban's comments to ESPN.com on Saturday stem...
  • Pacers optimistic about George's recovery

    The Sports Xchange EditorsNote: updates with new comments throughout Pacers optimistic about George's recovery Indiana Pacers All-Star Paul George had successful surgery on his injured right leg and is resting comfortably in a hospital, USA Basketball...
  • Inside the new iO,where Fey, Poehler got their start

    Inside the new iO,where Fey, Poehler got their start
    Thirty-two years ago Charna Halpern approached Del Close with an offer. He was already a renowned director in the world of comedy, and working at Second City. She had just launched the ImprovOlympic and wanted him to teach a class. "I heard about this...
  • Rio Olympic officials finally begin long-delayed construction

    Rio Olympic officials finally begin long-delayed construction
    In the midst of a highly entertaining World Cup, officials in Brazil have offered some more good news. Construction has finally begun on Deodoro Olympic Park, the second largest site planned for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games. Olympic preparations...
  • Vancouver officials say they broke even on 2010 Winter Olympics

    Vancouver officials say they broke even on 2010 Winter Olympics
    Vancouver officials have released their final financial and operating report on the 2010 Winter Olympics, claiming to have broken even on the Games. The organizing committee said that revenues and expenses matched up at about $1.8 billion. The Games...