Word on the Street: Spain, France earn Olympic berths


Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011
Spain, France earn Olympic berths with victories

Spain, the silver medal team in Beijing who gave the United States all it could handle in the gold medal game, will be back for the London Olympics. They will be joined by a French team led by Tony Parker and Joakim Noah.

Friday Spain and France won their games to advance to the finals of EuroBasket. Both teams want the European championship, but they have gotten the two automatic bids from the continent to the Olympics. (ProBasketballTalk)

Public meeting addresses concussions during NHL training camps

As NHL training camps kick off this weekend, the topic of concussions were addressed in a seminar at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto. Nearly 200 people attended the public meeting as researcher Michael Hutchinson presented his observations studying 200 concussions int he 200-08 season. (ProHockeyTalk)

Flyers name Pronger team captain
It was perhaps the least surprising team announcement for a new captain youll find all year. The Philadelphia Flyers announced that Chris Pronger will be the teams 18th captain in franchise history. (ProHockeyTalk)

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