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Record-Setting Victory for USA Women’s Basketball

The Women’s Senior U.S. National Team at the 2014 FIBA World Championships (Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images) The 2014 USA Basketball Women’s World Championship Team (3-0) completely overpowered Angola (0-3) for a record-setting 119-44 win to wrap up preliminary round play in the 2014 FIBA World Championship on Tuesday night at Abdi Ipekci Arena […]

Qatar forfeit basketball game in hijab row

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/ISSEI KATO (Reuters) – The Qatar women’s basketball team forfeited a game at the Asian Games on Wednesday after being refused permission to wear the hijab, saying they were taking a stand against what they say is a discriminatory policy against Muslim women. The Qatari players were asked, in accordance with International Basketball Federation’s […]

USA Wins 2014 Basketball World Cup

Team USA defeated Serbia to win the 2014 Basketball World Cup (REUTERS/Juan Medina) By Larry Fine NEW YORK, Sept 15 (Reuters) – A spate of late withdrawals, a serious injury to Paul George and several marquee names missing appeared to put Team USA under a cloud for the 2014 Basketball World Cup and for future international competition. […]

U.S. Ease Past Lithuania into Basketball World Cup Final

Kenneth Faried (7) of the U.S. dunks over Jonas Valanciunas of Lithuania (REUTERS/Gustau Nacarino) By Tim Hanlon BARCELONA, Sept 11 (Reuters) – The United States breezed into the basketball World Cup final after a commanding performance to defeat Lithuania 96-68 in a one-sided contest on Thursday. The Americans, who took a second-string team to the tournament […]

3×3 Basketball Excites at 2014 Youth Olympic Games

Team USA at the 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games. From left, Katie Lou Samuelson, De’Janae Boykin, Napheesa Collier and Arike Ogunbowale. (Seth Rubinroit/Universal Sports) By Seth Rubinroit Blink and you might miss a basket. Reach down for your soda and you could miss two. Run to the bathroom and you might miss the entire game. 3×3 […]

2014 Youth Olympics: Men’s Basketball Gold Final

In Men’s 3-on-3 Basketball Final, in a great overtime finish, Lithuania defeats France for Gold 18-16 with a game ending two-pointer (as first two points in overtime wins).

2014 Youth Olympics: Women’s Basketball Gold Final

In Women’s 3-on-3 Basketball Final, After a slow start, Team USA eventually buries the Netherlands 19-10 for the Gold. It was the first of their 13 games that didn’t end with them scoring 21 points (which would end a game early).

2014 Youth Olympics: W Basketball: USA vs Indonesia

In 3-on-3 Women’s Basketball, USA dominates the shorter Indonesia team, winning before the 10 minute mark by scoring 21 points. Indonesia could only manage two penalty points.

AAU Basketball on Universal Sports Loaded With Top Prospects

By Max Meyer Need a basketball fix after the NBA Finals ended in June? The top amateur basketball players from across the country will compete in AAU games on August 1 at 3 PM ET on Universal Sports. Here are some of the names, and future stars, to look out for. KC RUN GMC from […]

Warrior Games: Wheelchair Basketball

Watch the highlights of America’s wounded warriors competing in the wheelchair basketball competition at the USOC’s 2013 Warrior Games.

Road To London: U.S. Men’s Basketball Gets A Thorn

The U.S. Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams learn their first opponent, and the Men’s team loses yet another player.

Road To London: Basketball, Soccer & Judo – Ready, Set, Go!

May 3, 2012: The U.S. Olympic Women’s Basketball roster is set, the Women’s U.S. Soccer team learns it’s first opponent – and the Paralympic Judo team is in place.

U.S. open against France in London basketball

New York Knicks’ Tyson Chandler (6) passes the ball as Miami Heat’s Chris Bosh, left, defends in the first half during an NBA basketball game in the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs in Miami, Saturday, April 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky) Chandler, who was not selected to the 2008 Olympic gold-medal team but […]

Road To London: US Basketball Takes A Hit

Team USA Basketball takes a hit with the loss of Dwight Howard due to an injury that has pulled him out of the 2012 Olympic Games.

Road To London: US Women’s Olympic Basketball Team

They struck Olympic Gold in 2004 and then again in 2008. This year the US Women’s Olympic Basketball team attempts to bring home their 3rd consecutive gold medal.

Qatar takes a stand in hijab row at Asiad

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/KIM KYUNG-MIN/SPORTS CHOSUN (Reuters) – The issue of religious freedom took center stage at the Asian Games on Wednesday when Qatari women forfeited a basketball game after refusing to remove the Islamic head scarf, dealing another blow to an event that trumpets diversity and inclusiveness. Organizers of Incheon’s Asian Games, which have welcomed 9,500 […]

A year after winning Olympics, Tokyo faces hurdles in move from bid to build

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/KYODO/FILE (Reuters) – Tokyo’s 2020 Summer Olympics were meant to be different: compact, on budget and on time. But now, as the Japanese capital moves to leap from bid to building a year after winning thegames, the optimism is ebbing. The National Stadium, built when Japan hosted the Olympics in 1964, symbolizes the woes. […]

Sprint king Adrian unafraid of Phelps

Photo Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports (Reuters) – As the reigning Olympic champion in the 100 meters freestyle, Nathan Adrian knows what it is like to hunt and be hunted in the water. Two years ago, at the London Olympics, the American was chasing Australia’s world champion James Magnussen for the gold medal in swimming’s blue-riband […]

Countdown to Rio 2016 Paralympic Games

Tatyana McFadden (Photo by Martin Hunter/Getty Images) COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The United States Olympic Committee joins the global Paralympic Movement in celebrating the two-year countdown to the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, Sunday, Sept. 7. With the Opening Ceremony to be held Sept. 7, 2016, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, will become the first South American […]

Team USA Wins 22 Medals at Youth Olympics

By Seth Rubinroit Team USA won 22 overall medals at the 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games to finish third behind China and Russia. Below are highlights of all 10 U.S. gold medals: Women’s 3×3 Basketball Jajaira Gonzalez: Boxing Shakur Stevenson: Boxing Sabrina Massialas: Fencing (Foil) Kendall Yount: Judo Hannah Moore: Swimming (200m backstroke) Hannah Moore: […]

2014 Youth Olympics: Women’s Gold Shoot Out

In Women’s Basketball Shoot-Out, Lucia Togores Carpintero (ESP) nails a big three pointer to give her the Gold with seven points. Meanwhile Katie Lou Samuelson (USA) took Bronze with a score of 4.

Yao Ming Named Ambassador for 2014 Youth Olympic Games

Yao Ming (Photo by Eric Gay/Pool/Getty Images) Click here for the schedule of the Youth Olympic Games on Universal Sports. The Chinese basketball legend will share his advice and experience of international competition with the next generation of young athletes, while inspiring young people around the world to get active and embrace the Olympic values. Yao […]

Mariel Zagunis and Kendal Williams Earn USOC’s Athlete of the Month Honors

Trayvon Bromell and Kendal Williams (Christian Petersen/Getty Images) COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Top performances throughout July earned Mariel Zagunis (Beaverton, Oregon) and Kendal Williams (Jacksonville, Florida) Athlete of the Month recognition, while the U.S. Women’s National Goalball Team received Team of the Month honors, the United States Olympic Committee announced today. Zagunis captured the silver […]

August 5 Marks Two-Year Countdown To Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Shutterstock) COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The United States Olympic Committee joins the global Olympic Movement in celebrating the two-year countdown to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Tuesday, Aug. 5. To commemorate the two-year milestone, the USOC is sharing thoughts from some of its top 2016 Olympic hopefuls, distributing sport storylines and qualification […]

USOC Announces 94-Member 2014 U.S. Youth Olympic Team

Click here for the schedule of the Youth Olympic Games on Universal Sports. COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The United States Olympic Committee today announced the 94-member 2014 U.S. Youth Olympic Team that will compete at the upcoming Youth Olympic Games from Aug. 16-28 in Nanjing, China. Highlighting the roster is table tennis player Lily Zhang, who […]

Bolt seeks exemption to compete at Commonwealth Games

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/JEFF HAYNES (Reuters) – Six time Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt has made himself available for the Jamaican relay teams at next month’s Commonwealth Games, providing organizers with a potential boost for the multi-sport event’s profile. Bolt has not competed at all this season due to injury and has asked for a medical exemption […]

IOC urges ‘sustainable’ Tokyo Games, lauds venue review

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/YUYA SHINO (Reuters) – International Olympic Committee vice president John Coates has urged Tokyo to ensure plans for the 2020 SummerGames avoid wasteful construction and welcomed talk of reviewing or possibly scaling back venues. Japanese officials, led by Tokyo governor Yoichi Masuzoe, said earlier this month that rising labor and construction costs were forcing the Japanese capital to rethink […]

Gabrielle Douglas Helps Youth Gymnasts Set World Record for Simultaneous Cartwheels

Gabrielle Douglas (Courtesy of USA Gymnastics) PITTSBURGH, June 23, 2014 – Gymnasts from 14 Pittsburgh-area gymnastics clubs, led by two-time Olympic gold-medalist Gabrielle Douglas of Virginia Beach, Va./Chow’s Gymnastics and Dance, made history on Pittsburgh’s Roberto Clemente Bridge when they set the record for simultaneous cartwheels at 735, smashing the previous world record of 482 […]

Wanted: America’s next winter sports superstar

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/JOSHUA LOTT (Reuters) – The absence of injured skier Lindsey Vonn and the shock dethroning of snowboarder Shaun White have created a gaping hole for a new American sporting superstar to fill and grab sponsors’ gold from Sochi. The Olympics give huge exposure to athletes from beyond America’s staple sports of basketball, football and baseball, but […]

Russian gay-rights groups seek more pressure on Olympic Committee

(Reuters) – Russian gay rights advocates called for increased pressure on the International Olympic Committee ahead of the 2014 winter games in Sochi in light of Russia’s anti-gay laws, telling a gathering on Wednesday that anti-gay violence is increasing. Russia has come under mounting human rights criticism internationally since passing an anti-gay propaganda law earlier this year that […]

Equinox Tips: The Adhesive Advantage

The practice of sports taping is booming. Could you benefit?   Monday, August 19, 2013 | Wendy Schmid for Q by Equinox When Kerri Walsh Jennings spiked her way to Olympic gold in 2008, the vibrant-blue patches she wore on her shoulder made headlines around the world. Since then, the practice of sports taping has been kept […]

Warrior Games: The Heroes of Sport

By Mike Tierney, Special to Universal Sports When the Warrior Games were christened in 2010, it was not promoted as the “first annual.” Whether the joint effort of the Department of Defense and the U.S. Olympic Committee, originally involving 200 active and retired members from the various military branches with significant injuries and illness, would […]

Warrior Games: The Final Results

By Mike Tierney, Special to Universal Sports Ever wonder about the translation of “Semper Fi,” the motto associated with the few, the proud, the Marines? It is a Latin phrase that means “always faithful” — not, as followers of an annual Paralympics-styled sports festival for armed services members might guess, “kicking butt at the Warrior […]

Prince Harry, Missy Franklin Open Warrior Games in Colorado

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The 2013 Warrior Games presented by Deloitte officially opened today at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., highlighted by a march of the 260 wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans who will compete in the fourth annual competition. With Prince Harry and 1,200 others in attendance, […]

NYC Marathon will proceed as planned

Workers assemble the finish line for the New York City Marathon in New York’s Central Park, Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012. The New York City Marathon is on Sunday, with many logistical questions to be answered. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) By Larry Fine NEW YORK, Oct 31 (Reuters) – The New York City Marathon, one of the […]

Durant leads U.S. to victory over Spain

Spain forward Pau Gasol (4) is trapped between USA forward LeBron James (6) and guard Kevin Durant (5) during the men’s basketball gold medal game in the London 2012 Olympic Games at North Greenwich Arena. (Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports) By Larry Fine LONDON, Aug 12 (Reuters) – The United States were pushed to the limit […]

Wrestling pinning hopes on Burroughs as new face

Sadegh Saeed Goudarzi (IRI) and Jordan Burroughs (USA), in blue, compete in the men’s freestyle 74 kg gold medal match during the London 2012 Olympic Games at ExCeL – North Arena 2. (Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports) By Steve Keating LONDON, Aug 10 (Reuters) – For many Americans wrestling still conjures thoughts of Hulk Hogan but […]

Liu falls at first hurdle in London

Xiang Liu (CHN) falls in a mens 110m hurdles heat as Artur Noga (POL) and Balazs Baji (HUN) react during the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports) By Nick Mulvenney LONDON, Aug 7 (Reuters) – China’s Liu Xiang experienced deja vu of the most agonizing kind on Tuesday when the […]

30 Reasons To Watch: #1

Gender equality is breaking out all over the Olympic movement. The Games’ authorities have been introducing new sports every four years to level the numbers. With three Middle East nations entering female participants, every country in the Olympic family is represented by both sexes.  (Photo by Suzanne Plunkett/REUTERS) By Mike Tierney, Special to Universal Sports […]

Unsung Sports: Lost events

Team USA celebrates after the medal ceremony at the Baseball Stadium in Olympic Park during the Sydney Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia on September 27, 2000. The USA defeated Cuba 4-0 to win the gold medal. Cuba took silver. (Photo by Jamie Squire /Getty Images) Previous features: Modern Pentathlon | Steeplechase | Synchronized Swimming | […]

30 Reasons To Watch: #13

Will the six UConn players on the U.S. Women’s Basketball team outscore entire nations enroute to the gold medal?  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images for USOC) By Mike Tierney, Special to Universal Sports Forgive half of the U.S. women’s basketball team if it starts belting out the University of Connecticut fight song rather than the […]

30 Reasons To Watch: #16

What will be the average margin of victory for the U.S. Men’s Basketball Team? And how many opposing players will be asked for their autographs? By Mike Tierney, Special to Universal Sports No Dwight Howard. No Derrick Rose. No Dwyane Wade. No Chris Bosh. No problem — or so the U.S. basketball team hopes as […]

30 Reasons To Watch: #27

Will Allyson Felix, the nation’s best sprinter for years, be upstaged by Carmelita Jeter, a late-blooming 32-year-old and the world’s second fastest woman?   (Photo by Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-US PRESSWIRE) By Mike Tierney, Special to Universal Sports They call her Jet, and not just because she could give one a run for its money […]

Adversaries become team mates as Olympics heats up

Oklahoma City Thunder small forward Kevin Durant (35) looks to drive against Miami Heat small forward LeBron James (6) during the first quarter of game five in the 2012 NBA Finals at the American Airlines Arena. (Robert Mayer-US PRESSWIRE) By Larry Fine MIAMI, June 22 (Reuters) – Now that LeBron James and the Miami Heat […]

Countdown To London: Candace Parker Weighs In

Olympic gold medalist with the U.S. Women’s Basketball Team, Candace Parker, joins us in the studio to weigh in on the team’s chances in London.

China’s Liu back at his best in bid for redemption

Liu Xiang of China (C) wins the men’s 110 metre hurdle event with Jason Richardson of the US (R) and Aries Merritt of the US (L) trailing during the Diamond League athletics meet in Shanghai on May 19, 2012. (PETER PARKS/AFP/GettyImages) By Nick Mulvenney June 5 (Reuters) – In 12.87 seconds on an Oregon track, […]

Jerome Singleton aiming to blunt the Blade Runner again

Paralympic sprinter Jerome Singleton stretches while posing for a portrait during the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Media Summit in Dallas, Texas May 15, 2012. (REUTERS/Lucas Jackson) Paralympic sprint duel with Oscar Pistorius could be a highlight of the summer By Phil Minshull, Special to Universal Sports It is already one of the most eagerly anticipated […]

Asjha Jones Swipes 12th Spot

Asjha Jones pulls a rebound during the Sun’s game in Uncasville, Conn. in 2011 . (Credit: Jessica Hill/AP) Asjha Jones was added to the U.S. women’s Olympic basketball team Monday, making half the roster former UConn Huskies. Jones joins Sue Bird, Diana Taurasi, Swin Cash, Maya Moore and Tina Charles, who were among the 11 players […]

Road to London presented by Hilton HHonors 3/7/12

This week’s episode features the unavailing of Team USA’s new basketball uniforms.

 
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