BILL Dennis remembers the stories his father-in-law Bill Wheatley would tell about playing in the 1936 Olympics.It was the first time basketball was a medal sport in the international event, and the United States won gold in Berlin. As ...
Feb 22, 2020
LEBRON James is considering a return to the Olympics.James - a two-time gold medalist and three-time Olympian - is among 44 players announced by USA Basketball on Monday (Tuesday, Manila time) as finalists for the team that will play in the ...
Feb 11, 2020
ATHENS, Greece - Greece coach Rick Pitino is planning on trying to qualify for the 2020 Olympics without Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo.Pitino officially took over as coach of the Greek national basketball team on Monday. He said he would leave a ...
Nov 12, 2019
STEPH Curry says he wants to play in the Tokyo Olympics, and is hoping he would be in top shape as the US looks to assert its supremacy in the quadrennial games.The two-time NBA MVP insisted the USA remains the ...
Sep 19, 2019
MIES, Switzerland - The Olympic basketball tournament has been shortened for the 2020 Tokyo Games to cut the number of group matches from five to three for each team.The International Basketball Federation (FIBA) says the new format will feature three four-team ...
Apr 17, 2019
ATHENS, Greece - Giannis Antetokounmpo is dreaming big. He wants to beat the United States wearing Greek team colors."I'll be the next one to beat them. I'll be waiting for them somewhere," the Milwaukee Bucks star said before ...
Jun 26, 2017
RIO DE JANEIRO - The trip wasn't always easy, though they arrived at their expected destination.The players on the US Olympic men's basketball team never doubted they would be standing on the gold-medal platform, even after some ...
Aug 22, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO - Australia moved closer to its first Olympic medal in men's basketball by clobbering long-time nemesis Lithuania, 90-64, on Wednesday (Thursday, Manila time) in the quarterfinals.Patty Mills scored 24 points and Matthew Dellavedova 15 for ...
Aug 18, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO - Spain didn't have time to be frustrated after losing the first two games of the Olympics, the Spanish men's basketball team needed to sweep the final three to keep their medal hopes alive.The pair ...
Aug 16, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO - The Spanish men's basketball avoided elimination with a 92-73 win against Argentina on Monday (Tuesday, Manila time), climbing out of a 0-2 hole to start the Olympics and advance to the quarterfinal round of the ...
Aug 16, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO - Something's wrong in Rio.The team that usually wins big is barely winning.An unheard of two straight close games for the US Olympic men's basketball team has created a question that few dared consider ...
Aug 14, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO - The blowouts are over. The Olympics are underway.After nothing but pushovers this summer, the US men's basketball team faced someone who pushed back."This is the real world now and that's good for us," ...
Aug 11, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO - Two losses in two games by a total of three points have the Spanish men's basketball team in an unenviable, yet somewhat familiar position.Spain dropped to 0-2 after Tuesday's 66-65 loss to ...
Aug 10, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO - Red, white and blase for one quarter, the US Olympic team woke up and won with ease.Shaking off a sluggish, sloppy start and maybe some Brazilian boredom, the Americans regrouped in the second quarter and romped over Venezuela, ...
Aug 9, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO - Bogdan Bogdanovic scored 19 points and Serbia got its first Olympic basketball victory as an independent nation, beating Venezuela, 86-62, on Saturday night (Sunday, Manila time).Miroslav Raduljica added 18 points on 7-for-8 shooting for Serbia, ...
Aug 7, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO - Kevin Durant looks ready to lead a new group of Americans to the gold-medal podium.Durant picked up right where he left off in the 2012 Olympics with 25 points, and the US men's basketball team ...
Aug 7, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO - Kevin Durant and this new-look US Olympic basketball team look just as dominant as the ones who slammed and jammed their way to the last two gold medals.Durant picked up right where he left off in the ...
Aug 7, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO - From Kyrie to KD, DeMar to DeMarcus, many players on the US Olympic men's basketball team are so well known to NBA fans they can simply go by first names or nicknames.The Americans have 12 NBA ...
Aug 6, 2016
KYRIE Irving and Klay Thompson scored 13 points apiece as Team USA whipped Venezuela, 80-45, in an Olympic tuneup match on Friday in Chicago (Saturday, Manila time).[See Against an overmatched opponent in a friendly, newly-assembled Team USA looks remarkably ...
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Jul 30, 2016
TEAM USA continued to show improvement, although the final score is just a hairline better than two days ago as they beat China anew, 107-57, on Tuesday in Oakland (Wednesday, Manila time) in an exhibition match ahead of the Rio Olympics. ...
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Jul 27, 2016
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