SAITAMA, Japan - For USA Basketball's men's national team, the next item on the to-do list isn't the 2024 Paris Olympics. It's not even the 2023 World Cup, which will end in the Philippines. ...
Aug 8, 2021
SAITAMA, Japan - Nothing about the summer was easy for the US men's basketball team, and neither was the gold-medal game.The Americans expected nothing less.And in the end, their Olympic reign continues.Kevin Durant scored 29 points and ...
Aug 7, 2021
SAITAMA, Japan - Kevin Durant and the Americans still have their grip on gold and it's going to take more than a few bad minutes for anyone to take it away from them.They were awful early, then awesome afterward against ...
Aug 5, 2021
NBA veteran Paul Gasol has been voted by his fellow Tokyo Games athletes to represent them as a member of the International Olympic Committee.The IOC says Gasol got the most votes among 30 candidates for four vacant seats on the Olympic ...
Aug 4, 2021
SAITAMA, Japan - Luis Scola expected to be in the game competing until the buzzer sounded, because that's how he always played.Instead, his coach took him out in the final minute, triggering a standing ovation and an emotional farewell to ...
Aug 4, 2021
SAITAMA, Japan - Back and forth they went, the reigning Olympic champions from the US on one side, the reigning Basketball World Cup champions from Spain on the other.The difference: The Americans had Kevin Durant.He's never gone to the ...
Aug 3, 2021
SAITAMA, Japan - Evan Fournier and Nicolas Batum are going for gold, though they can't forget about the green.Basketball and business are about to mix in a way players have never experienced. The quarterfinals of the Olympic men's ...
Aug 1, 2021
SAITAMA, Japan - Luka Doncic will take his unbeaten record with Slovenia straight to the Olympic quarterfinals.Doncic just missed the first triple-double in the Olympics in nine years and the Slovenians edged Spain, 95-87, on Sunday in a tense and ...
Aug 1, 2021
SAITAMA, Japan - Kevin Durant had been just ordinary so far in these Olympics.That's probably not good enough for gold.Not on this US men's basketball team, an unproven and for now still unspectacular group.Durant is the ...
Aug 1, 2021
SAITAMA, Japan - Pau Gasol is at the end of what has been an extraordinary playing career. He's won multiple championships in Spain, multiple championships in the NBA, a World Cup title, three Olympic medals. He has nothing left to prove. ...
Jul 31, 2021
SAITAMA, Japan - Thomas Heurtel scored 16 points and France completed an unbeaten run through Olympic men's basketball group play with a 79-62 victory over Iran on Saturday.Timothe Luwawu Cabarrot added 12 points and Nando de Colo had 10 ...
Jul 31, 2021
SAITAMA, Japan - The US basketball team got back to winning - and winning easily.Damian Lillard scored 21 points and the Americans rebounded from an opening loss with their first victory of these Olympics, romping past Iran, 120-66, on Wednesday.Devin Booker ...
Jul 28, 2021
SAITAMA, Japan - Patty Mills really wants no part of the talk that he turns into a different player when he puts on the uniform of the Australian men's national basketball team. He almost rolls his eyes when he senses the ...
Jul 28, 2021
SAITAMA, Japan - Time would solve many problems for the US men's basketball team right now. A few practices to develop chemistry and figure out exactly how these roster pieces fit together would do wonders.It's not happening.There ...
Jul 27, 2021
SAITAMA, Japan - Luka Doncic made a spectacular Olympic debut with 48 points, tied for the second-highest total in men's basketball history, to lead Slovenia to a 118-100 victory over Argentina on Monday.In Slovenia's first Olympic ...
Jul 26, 2021
SAITAMA, Japan - For the first time since 2004, the US men's basketball team has lost in the Olympics. And the Americans' quest for a fourth consecutive gold medal is already in serious trouble.France - the team that knocked the ...
Jul 25, 2021
SAITAMA, Japan - Patrik Auda scored 16 points, Blake Schilb added 14 and the Czech Republic wasted most of a 22-point lead before holding on to defeat Iran, 84-78, in the first game of the Olympic basketball tournament on Sunday.Jan ...
Jul 25, 2021
SAITAMA, Japan - When the Dream Team era started in 1992, most of the NBA players in the Olympics represented the US.David Stern knew what would happen from there."In time," the former NBA commissioner predicted in 1995, "that will change."Stern ...
Jul 25, 2021
SAITAMA, Japan - Luis Scola starts each day with the same wish.Argentina's captain is about to play in the Olympics for a fifth time, those appearances spanning three different decades. There are athletes at the Tokyo Games who were not ...
Jul 24, 2021
MIAMI - The banners are all aligned next to one another, swaying from the rafters over the court where the Miami Heat play their games. LeBron James has one. So does Dwyane Wade. Alonzo Mourning and Tim Hardaway, too.They commemorate Olympic gold ...
Jul 21, 2021
JERRY Colangelo recalls it as a watershed year in his life.He sold the NBA's Phoenix Suns in 2004. He stepped down from the Arizona Diamondbacks, three years after they had won the World Series.For Colangelo, who was also ...
Jul 21, 2021
Sorry, no results found for