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Mike Gorman tries his hand at calling a different sport

LONDON — The question might have been too whimsical in regard to an entertaining sport that deserves to be taken seriously for what it is, not what it could be or looks like.

But team handball, the consensus breakout event of these Olympics, naturally invites comparisons to lacrosse, hockey, and especially basketball, with its dribbling and creative playmaking.

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