Winter Olympic notes.

Hip new sports, Americans hoisting themselves by their own petard, and more gnashing of teeth over my continuing lack of cable.

Olympics: in search of lost time.

The Olympics are over, leaving a hole in my heart. Or maybe that’s just a gap in my television schedule.

Argentina 89, USA 81: I come here not to bury hoops, but to praise it.

The USA didn’t lose this game; Argentina won it. That’s not what you’ll hear from all the fans and pundits, though.

Lithuania 94, USA 90: Upsetting, but not an upset.

As strange as it sounds, the U.S. almost upset an undefeated Lithuanian team today, but melted down in the last few minutes to give up another Olympic game.

Puerto Rico 92, USA 73: C’mon, you gotta be kiddin’ me.

The U.S. Olympic men’s basketball team is not playing in an exhibition tournament. Someone forgot to tell them this, and they lost in a big way to an overachieving Puerto Rican team.