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Guide to the Olympics: August 14

by Ryan Hudson

Sorry for the delay today - was actually closely following the US-Greece basketball game. It just ended, and the American team did indeed redeem themselves (get it?!), downing the Greeks, 92-69. Their toughest test will come this Saturday morning, though, when they play a very good Spanish team. Here's the lineup for the rest of your Thursday, including Phelps back in the pool tonight, going for more gold (* denotes live event, and all times are Eastern; sorry West Coast friends):

2am-12pm - USA
Baseball – USA vs. Netherlands
Men's Beach Volleyball – Xu/Wu (CHN) vs. Herrera/Mesa (ESP)
Tennis – Quarterfinals Federer (SUI) vs. Blake (USA)
Women's Field Hockey – USA vs. Germany
Women's Fencing – Team Sabre Quarterfinals, Semifinals and Gold Medal Final
Women's Archery – Individual Quarterfinals and Gold Medal Final

5am-5pm - MSNBC
Women's Tennis – Quarterfinals S. Williams (USA) vs. Dementieva (RUS)
Wrestling – Greco Roman 84kg, 96kg, 120kg Competition & Gold Medal Finals
Men's Handball – France vs. Croatia
Badminton – Mixed Doubles Quarterfinals Great Britain vs. South Korea

10am - 1pm - NBC
Men's Beach Volleyball – Gibb/Rosenthal (USA) vs. Asahi/Shiratori (JPN)
Rowing – Semifinals

8pm - 1am - NBC
Women's Gymnastics – Individual All-Around Gold Medal Final*
Swimming – Gold Medal Finals* -- Men's – 200m Backstroke, 200m Individual Medley, Women's – 200m Breaststroke, 100m Freestyle

Beach Volleyball* Men's Volleyball – USA vs. Bulgaria (Paul Sunderland, Play-by-play - Kevin Barnett, Analyst)
Men's Canoeing – Canoe Double Whitewater Gold Medal Final

(Thanks, AA)