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Kobe Bryant’s immense international popularity was never more evident than during the 2008 Olympics.
Team USA’s dominant performance made for a tough outing for former Gonzaga standout Rui Hachimura and his Japanese teammates Thurdsay at the FIBA World Cup in China.
Gonzaga’s Mark Few is one of nine coaches chosen to assist Gregg Popovich at the U.S. national team’s minicamp in Las Vegas later this month.
David Stockton got the call back from USA Basketball.
Spokane Chiefs forward Kailer Yamamoto has been invited to Team USA’s selection camp in preparation for the International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship, USA Hockey announced Tuesday.
Two-time Olympic medalist McKayla Maroney says she was molested by a former USA Gymnastics team doctor from the time she was 13 to her retirement from the sport in 2015. The 21-year-old posted a statement on Twitter detailing the allegations of abuse. She says the abuse began at one of her first team training camps and occurred before events leading up to the 2012 Olympics. Maroney say Dr. Larry Nassar told her he was giving her “medically necessary treatment.” His attorneys had no comment.
Redemption for a gutty crew of five New Zealanders and one Australian came on the turquoise waters of Bermuda’s Great Sound, four years and 3,000 miles removed from one of the most brutal collapses in sports.
Emirates Team New Zealand’s Peter Burling wheeled his 50-foot catamaran into controlling position in the prestart of Race 8 of the America’s Cup and then gave a quick wave with his right hand to Jimmy Spithill and the boys on Oracle Team USA.
Skipper Jimmy Spithill has his swagger back, meaning it’s game on in the America’s Cup on the Great Sound.
Peter Burling and Emirates Team New Zealand survived two heartstopping moments to win the first two races of the 35th America’s Cup. They beat Jimmy Spithill and two-time defending champion Oracle Team USA on the Great Sound. Although they won twice, by 30 seconds and 1 minute, 28 seconds, the Kiwis lead just 1-0.
The 35th America’s Cup match will be another showdown between Oracle Team USA and Emirates Team New Zealand, a rematch of the epic 2013 regatta that was decided by one of the greatest comebacks – and collapses – in sports.
The passionate crowds at Marlins Park for the opening round of the World Baseball Classic last weekend provided animated evidence that what was once our national pastime is now Latin America’s game.
Carli Lloyd scored twice and the U.S. women’s national team defeated Switzerland 5-1 in an exhibition match on Sunday.
Dean Lombardi pounded the table and tried to explain it all.
The mystery behind the claim that U.S. swimmer Ryan Lochte and three teammates were robbed after a night of partying in Rio de Janeiro deepened Thursday, after officials first blamed him for making it up – then backtracked on some details and acknowledged the Olympians had been confronted by security guards with guns.
Nearly every time coach Mike Krzyzewski and USA Basketball boss Jerry Colangelo stage a reunion in their hometown, there’s plenty of backslapping, a trophy gleaming in the background and the only thing they have to protect is their cocktails.
Caitlyn Jenner, Reese Witherspoon, Misty Copeland and five women touched by the South Carolina church massacre and lauded in the aftermath as “The Peacemakers of Charleston” are among this year’s honorees as Glamour magazine’s Women of the Year. Victoria Beckham, billionaire entrepreneur Elizabeth Holmes, Planned Parenthoood’s Cecile Richards and the women’s FIFA soccer Team USA round out the Class of 2015, announced Thursday. They will be honored at a gala on Nov. 9 at Carnegie Hall.
Basketball: Kenneth Faried scored 22 points, Anthony Davis all of his 19 in the second half, and the U.S. rebounded from a rare deficit at halftime to beat Turkey 98-77 on Sunday in the Basketball World Cup in Bilbao, Spain. A night after beating Finland by 59 in its biggest rout ever while using NBA players in the former world championship, the Americans couldn’t take control against Turkey until early in the fourth quarter.
Klay Thompson isn’t much of a talker, especially not to the media. He’s a nice guy who will give an interview if you ask him in person. But he’s not volunteering to be anybody’s spokesperson. Which is why when I texted him to ask for an interview, and he immediately responded in the affirmative, I knew he was feeling good.
NEW YORK – The U.S. national basketball team has kept Derrick Rose and cut Damian Lillard and three others, getting its roster down to 12 before the FIBA World Cup of Basketball. Kyle Korver, Gordon Hayward and Chandler Parsons also were cut.