Waking up to the Olympics: Thursday

4:45 a.m. ET, MSNBC: Russia faces Lithuania in men's basketball and Greco-Roman wrestling finishes up with the big guys. American Brad Vering at 84 kg (185 lbs) was a silver medalist at the 2007 World Championships and he will make a push for gold.

8:00 a.m. ET, USA: Lebron James gets a glimpse at his future teammates when the U.S. takes on Greece in men's basketball.

10:15 a.m. ET MSNBC: You want more basketball? OK. Manu Ginobli and Argentina take on Croatia in pool play.

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