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USA vs. Argentina LIVE UPDATES On Olympic Basketball Semifinal

08/10/2012 03:43 pm ET

Together again, it's the United States and Argentina in an Olympic men's basketball semifinal.

Having defeated the U.S. men in the semifinals in Athens in 2004, Argentina is perhaps the sharpest thorn in the side of the American hoops team over the last decade. These Western Hemisphere hoops powers also squared off in the semifinal round in 2008 and 2000, with the Americans advancing in both meetings. Lebron James and Carmelo Anthony were on the U.S. team in 2004 and hope not to relive that '04 loss.

"We already know what to expect as far as the intensity of this game tomorrow night. They're going to bring it," Anthony told reporters on Thursday.

The U.S. will hope this game looks and feels more like the two meetings between these times over the past few weeks, with the U.S. winning a game in group play as well as a pre-Olympics exhibition. Actually, Anthony might hope this game feels differently than the one earlier this week when he took a cheap shot to the groin in the waning minutes.

The winner advances to the gold medal game to face Spain, who surged ahead of Russia in the first semifinal contest. Can Manu Ginobli lead Argentina to another memorable upset win over the Americans? Will Team USA continue on its path to gold?

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08/13/2012 12:19 AM EDT

"I can't believe it's over."

Hours after the closing ceremony actually ended in London, NBC played back some recordings of athlete interviews done on the floor of the Olympic Stadium in the immediate aftermath of the performance by The Who.

Up first, 17-year-old swim star Missy Franklin summed up the feelings of everyone who has been contributing to this live blog for the past 17 days.

"I can't believe it's over," Franklin told Michelle Tafoya of NBC.

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08/13/2012 12:02 AM EDT

At Long Last..

NBC has returned from your local news and its new sitcom with.. The Who. It's midnight on the East Coast and well past the bedtime of all the band members in the UK.

08/12/2012 11:08 PM EDT

PHOTOS: The Who Performed Already

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08/12/2012 11:06 PM EDT

@ Blueskyfox :

Sorry @NBC, not playing your switch-and-bait game trying to get me to watch your monkey show. #SwitchingChannels

08/12/2012 11:05 PM EDT

@ Dowminator :

Really! I want to see The Who more than I want to watch NBC's newest comedy...

08/12/2012 11:04 PM EDT

@ GlennaRegan :

Seriously, NBC? Animal Practice preview? You can't interrupt the Closing Ceremony with a promo for your dumb new show...

08/12/2012 11:04 PM EDT

@ davewordnerd :

How desperate is NBC? Gotta interrupt tape-delayed Olympic closing ceremony to show a stupid sitcom?

08/12/2012 11:03 PM EDT

@ ashleyesq :

Leave it to NBC to split the #closingceremonies...for those that care, apparently the end end will be on at 11:00

08/12/2012 11:03 PM EDT

@ davidlasseter :

Oh, so you have to sit through Animal Practice to get to The Who. NBC using the whole fist on us.

08/12/2012 11:03 PM EDT

One Last NBC Fail...

With everyone knowing that The WHO already played in London hours ago but still waiting to see them during the Closing Ceremony broadcast, NBC decides to debut a new sitcom. So, you have to wait for this to see "Baba O'Riley" and "See Me, Feel Me" and "My Generation."

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