Chicago signed its first-round draft pick, the Kentucky point guard Marquis Teague.
Holders United States and Spain are one step away from a rematch of the 2008 gold-medal game after recording quarter-final victories in the Olympic men’s basketball on Wednesday.
Kobe Bryant, one of the two best known names in the U.S. basketball team, had yet to truly shine at the Olympics, but with an electric spell in Wednesday’s quarter-final win over Australia he showed London a flash of his imperious best.
The U.S. men’s basketball team booked their expected place in the semi-finals of the Olympic tournament on Wednesday but were given a good game by Australia before Kobe Bryant put on a fourth-quarter show in a 119-86 win.
Madison Square Garden opened its doors to the news media Wednesday for a tour of the second part of a three-part renovation of the arena. The event was led by Hank Ratner, president and chief executive of Madison Square Garden Company.