Leading Off: Anthony says Argentina is 'going to bring it'

Published: Friday, Aug. 10, 2012 - 12:00 am | Page 1C
Last Modified: Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012 - 2:12 pm

Things got a little chippy in the United States' 126-97 victory over Argentina on Monday when Carmelo Anthony was hit in the groin while taking a three-point shot late in the game.

After the game, Anthony called it a "cheap shot," and Argentina's Facundo Campazzo made it clear he wasn't going to apologize.

How the teams react to each other will give us something to watch when they go at it again today (12:30 p.m., NBCSN, 1320), with the winner headed to Sunday's gold-medal game, because it should be another blowout for the Americans.

So what's up with Anthony's comments Thursday?

Certainly, we don't want the U.S. players to take Argentina lightly – or talk trash about an opponent – but who's Anthony kidding?

He said Thursday that Argentina is "going to bring it" and called it "one of the biggest games that we've ever played."

Let's hope Anthony's right, so the game will be worth watching.

Tonight's prime time

Ch. 3, 8 p.m.-midnight

• Track and field: Finals in the men's 4x400 relay and pole vault, and the women's 4x100 relay and 1,500

• Diving: Men's platform final

• Cycling: BMX finals

Locals watch

• Megan Rapinoe, Redding, soccer: The U.S. women defeated Japan 2-1 Thursday to win the gold medal.

• Haley Anderson, Granite Bay, swimming: She finished second in the 10-kilometer open-water final in one hour, 57 minutes, 38.6 seconds.

Medal leaders

Team	G	S	B	T	

U.S. 39 25 26 90

China 37 24 19 80

Russia 12 21 23 56

Britain 25 13 14 52

Germany 10 16 11 37

Today's poll

What is the top moment of the Olympics so far?

• Gabby Douglas wins the women's gymnastics all-around gold medal.

• The U.S. women beat Japan to win the gold medal in soccer.

• Michael Phelps becomes the most decorated Olympic athlete ever.

• Jamaica's Usain Bolt doubles in the 100 and 200 meters – again.

• Other

Vote above or leave your comments in the comment field; Or, go to www.sacbee.com/sports

Thursday's poll results

Which kind of volleyball do you prefer to watch?

• Beach: 51%

• Indoor: 31%

• Neither: 18%

Total votes: 155

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