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Originally from Kansas City, David Vranicar spent three years living in China and Europe. Alas, China’s table tennis and Denmark’s handball didn’t quite cut it, so he's back to covering US sports. His writing has appeared in the Kansas City Star, Deadspin, ECT News and more. Follow him on Twitter @davidvranicar.

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London Olympics 2012: Andrei Kirilenko, Russia Roll Past China

A pair of future Minnesota Timberwolves -- Andrei Kirilenko and Alexey Shved -- lead Russia to a 19-point win over China.

2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony: Footage Leaked Ahead Of Friday's Big Show

Footage of the super-expensive, super-secretive Opening Ceremony found its way, briefly, to the Internet.

Olympics Opening Ceremony 2012: Muhammad Ali, Peter Pan Among Potential Cameos At Opening Ceremony

The specs of the Opening Ceremony aren't yet known, but it figures to be a spectacle.

2012-13 Timberwolves Schedule To Be Released Thursday Night

Timberwolves fans will get their first look at the 2012-13 schedule Thursday night.

Olympics 2012 Opening Ceremony: Director Hints At Everything From Paul McCartney To Children's Lit

With appearances from Paul McCartney, Queen Elizabeth and characters from British literature, Friday's Opening Ceremony will be a spectacle.

2012-13 Pistons Schedule To Be Released Thursday Night

The Pistons' 2012-13 schedule will be released Thursday night.

2012-13 Cavaliers Schedule To Be Released Thursday Night

The Cleveland Cavaliers' 2012-13 schedule will be released Thursday evening.

USA Swimming: Davis Tarwater Gets Olympic Spot After Michael Phelps Drops Event

Davis Tarwater didn't have a spot on the Olympic team until Michael Phelps bowed out of an event.

USA Weightlifting: Holley Mangold Not Afraid To Weigh In About Her Size

Holley Mangold has embraced her weight -- she's 350 pounds -- and become a recognizable figure at the London Olympics.

USA Wrestling: Justin Lester, Army Specialist, Outspoken About Desire For Gold

With a background in both the corporate world and the US military, Greco-Roman wrestler Justin Lester is more than a jock. Even so, he is all about bringing back gold.

Wesley Johnson Trade Not A Done Deal Yet, According To Report

The Timberwolves, Suns and Hornets have agreed to the structure of a deal that would send Wesley Johnson to Phoenix. But there are still issues standing in the way of turning that structure into a done deal.

Indians Vs. Tigers: Cleveland Limps Into Series With Red-Hot Detroit

Cleveland will call upon Ubaldo Jimenez to stop the surging Detroit Tigers, and to stop the Indians' free-fall in the AL Central standings.

Tigers Vs. Indians: Doug Fister, Detroit Look To Keep Rolling

The Tigers are looking more and more like the team people expected heading into the season. And Tuesday starter Doug Fister is a reason why.

Twins Vs. White Sox: Cole De Vries To Start For Minnesota

The Twins can only hope Cole De Vries has better luck against the White Sox on Tuesday than Francisco Liriano did on Monday.

USA Fencing: Susie Scanlan Takes Break From Princeton To Chase Olympic Dream

Susie Scanlan knew she had to choose between a normal college life and a shot at the Olympics.

USA Boxing: Christian Media, Filmmaker Among Those Touting Claressa Shields

Christian media -- not to mention filmmakers -- have taken a keen interest in Flint native and Olympic boxer Claressa Shields.

Browns, Brandon Weeden Close To A Deal, According To Report

The Cleveland Browns are "one the verge" of signing quarterback Brandon Weeden.

USA Track & Field: Move To Eugene Helps Geena Gall Secure Olympic Spot

Michigan grad Geena Gall said that being a full-time runner -- and not having to divide her time between training and a part-time job -- helped her qualify for the Summer Olympics.

Vikings Tickets: Single-Game Tix Go On Sale Wednesday

Single-game tickets and multi-game packages for Minnesota Vikings home games will go on sale Wednesday morning at 9:00 a.m. Central, according to the team's website.

Team USA Basketball: Playing Time Hard To Come By For Kevin Love

Despite multiple injuries to Team USA's frontcourt, Kevin Love has had trouble getting on the court in pre-Olympic tune-ups.

USA Swimming: Cincinnati Native Nick Thoman A 'Real Contender' To Medal

Nick Thomas, a native of Cincinnati, has been described by his trainer as a "Renaissance man" and, more importantly, as a legitimate contender to medal at the Olympics.

British Open Leaderboard: Pair Of Double-Bogeys Leaves Jason Dufner Even After Round 1

Jason Dufner's strong start was offset by a pair of double-bogeys on the back nine. Tigers Woods, meanwhile, finished the day in a tie for fourth.

College Football Awards 2012: Ohio State's Jordan Hall A Preseason Doak Walker Candidate

Ohio State running back Jordan Hall is among those named a preseason candidate for the Doak Walker Award.

College Football Awards 2012: Michigan, Michigan State Each With Doak Walker Candidates

Michigan and Michigan State each had running backs land on the Doak Walker preseason watch list.

Twins Vs. Orioles: Cole De Vries Starts For Minnesota In Series Finale

With a 2-1 lead, the Twins take on the Orioles in the series finale Thursday afternoon.

Tigers Vs. Angels: Detroit Eyes 3rd-Straight Series Win

The Detroit Tigers face the Los Angeles Angels Thursday afternoon in Detroit. Here's a look ahead at the series finale.

Indians Vs. Rays: Cleveland Goes For Series Win In Tampa Bay

Ubaldo Jimenez will need to be on-point for the Indians to get passed David Price and his AL-best 12 wins.

Cavaliers Free Agency 2012: 'No Substance' To Latest Rumors, According To Report

Contrary to a Wednesday report, the Cleveland Cavaliers have not engaged in any serious discussions about facilitating a Dwight Howard trade, according to The Akron Beacon Journal.

Cavaliers Free Agency 2012: Byron Scott 'Happy As Hell' In Cleveland, According To Report

Byron Scott told the Akron Beacon Journal that he is happy in Cleveland and is pleased with the direction of the team despite the lack of big-name free agent signings.

British Open Leaderboard: Tom Lehman Steady To Start British

Tom Lehman was -1 through his first five holes, while Australian Adam Scott finished his round atop the leaderboard.

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