A motorist tows his boat on the road heading north off of Hatteras Island as the area awaits Hurricane Earl in Buxton, North Carolina on Thursday.
Team USA beat Argentina 86-80 in Sunday's exhibition game. Argentina, which won the 2004 Olympic gold medal, kept it close.
The NBA rejected a trade to send superstar Chris Paul from small-market New Orleans to the Los Angeles Lakers. In doing so, the league apparently made some small-market owners happy.