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What’s happening in Rio? Soccer, basketball headline

Opening Ceremony Rio 2016 Olympic Games
Opening Ceremony Rio 2016 Olympic Games
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Just a quick open thread with the Olympic schedule of interest for this morning:

The U.S. women’s soccer team, having already beaten New Zealand on Wednesday, face their biggest group challenge today against France at 3:00 pm CDT. France is one of the top teams in the world and should be a good measuring stick for where the U.S. team is right now.

The men’s basketball team gets underway today at 5:00 pm CDT against China, a team they blew out twice in exhibitions. This is unlikely to be a contest.

Spain’s men’s basketball team starts play Sunday at 5:00 pm CDT against Croatia, in what could be a good match up. Looking forward to seeing Ricky Rubio playing for his national team, something he clearly takes great pride and joy in doing.

Finally, a quick note for those who responded to our call for contributors: Thank you. We got a huge number of responses, many more than I expected, and a ton that seem intriguing. I mention this because it’s taking time to go through all of them, but be assured we’re working on it, and you will hear from us as soon as possible.

Have a great Saturday.