The summer is almost over, and that means Saturday afternoons are dominated by college football until late November. Today also brings us the opening day of action in the FIBA World Cup, hosted by Spain. The champion of the tournament gets an automatic bid for the 2016 Summer Olympics, and many of the world's best players are competing.
The Cleveland Cavaliers have three players representing their country. Matthew Dellavedova plays point guard for Australia, and has had a rough go of it in their opener against Goran Dragic and Slovenia. They trail late, though it isn't a single elimination tournament.
Anderson Varejao plays for his native Brazil, one of the top teams on a tier just below the United States and Spain. He is currently playing on NBA TV against France, featuring Boris Diaw. Getting the game action might be a decent way for Varejao to work himself into shape for camp. As an aside, the Cavs media day is 27 days away. So that's exciting.
And finally, at 3:30 pm ET, Kyrie Irving will start at point guard for the United States of America. They take on Finland on ESPN.
If you are watching the Buckeyes, feel free to talk about that as well. Navy appears to be giving the team trouble in Baltimore. Happy Saturday!