EVEN before she became the No. 1 pick overall in the 2020 WNBA Rookie Draft, Sabrina Ionescu was already built for greatness.And the Filipino fans had the luxury of witnessing that two years ago.Ionescu, then a gangly 20-year-old, ...
Apr 19, 2020
KNOWING when the rescheduled Tokyo Olympics will be solves one problem for USA Basketball.And it creates a few others.Let's assume that the 2020-21 NBA season is over by next July, a premise that also assumes some sort ...
Mar 31, 2020
USA Basketball is hoping that the rescheduled Tokyo Olympics will be held around the same time next year as they would have been this year.Otherwise, an already-complicated situation could get even tougher for coaches and players.USA Basketball managing director ...
Mar 25, 2020
THE USA Basketball coaching staff for the Tokyo Olympics is still preparing as if there will be a gold medal to try and defend this summer, even in highly uncertain times caused by the global coronavirus pandemic.US men's assistant ...
Mar 18, 2020
WASHINGTON - USA Basketball is off to a rolling start in the qualifying for next year's Fiba AmeriCup.Kyle Fogg scored 18 points, Justin Anderson added 17 and the US defeated Puerto Rico, 95-73, on Sunday (Monday, Manila time) to ...
Feb 24, 2020
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CHICAGO - The NBA and USA Basketball are still considering playing in China later this year, though the complexities of both the political rift caused by a tweet last fall and the ongoing health concerns in the world's most populous country ...
Feb 16, 2020
THE 44 players announced on Feb. 10 as finalists for the men's team that USA Basketball will send to the Tokyo Olympics this summer is largely composed of NBA veterans and players with experience with the national team.Chicago' ...
Feb 16, 2020
NEW YORK - USA Basketball will have a team of WNBA players available to qualify for 3-on-3 at the Olympics.Kelsey Plum, Allisha Gray, Katie Lou Samuelson and Stefanie Dolson headline the 11 players invited to a training camp this week ...
Feb 12, 2020
The 44-player Team USA pool for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics has been announced on Tuesday:Among the biggest names is LeBron James, who said in December that representing the country in the Summer Games for a fourth time - after 2004, 2008, ...
Feb 11, 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
DURHAM, N.C. - It was a topsy-turvy night for Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski.Freshman center Vernon Carey Jr. had 26 points and 13 rebounds in the ninth-ranked Blue Devils' 79-67 win over Pittsburgh on Tuesday night (Wednesday, Manila ...
Jan 29, 2020
MELBOURNE, Australia - The emotions poured out of Tiger Woods, just like they did at Augusta National in the spring, except this felt different.The Masters was for him.This was for 11 players - at times his teammates, always under his captaincy - who ...
Dec 15, 2019
MELBOURNE, Australia - High emotions, fierce hugs from Tiger Woods, this time as a winner both ways in the Presidents Cup.Woods capped off a big year that began with his 15th major at the Masters by playing and leading his U.S. ...
Dec 15, 2019
USA Basketball had a tough summer.The outlook for 2020 is already much brighter.Plenty of NBA standouts - elite names like Stephen Curry, James Harden, LeBron James, Kawhi Leonard, Damian Lillard, Anthony Davis, Draymond Green and Paul George among them - are clearly ...
Oct 1, 2019
USA Basketball has kept its No. 1 spot in the FIBA world men's rankings, even after a disappointing seventh-place showing in the World Cup that ended earlier this week.It's now nine-years-and-counting in the ...
Sep 20, 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
BEIJING - Their final game at the World Cup had been over for several minutes, and every member of the U.S. team and coaching staff were still lingering together on the court.They were ready to go home.They just weren' ...
Sep 14, 2019
DONGGUAN, China - USA Basketball managing director Jerry Colangelo said Thursday that when the time comes to start assembling the 2020 Tokyo Olympics roster, he won't forget those who backed out of commitments to play in the World Cup this summer. ...
Sep 13, 2019
DONGGUAN, China - The U.S. came to China looking to again be the best in the world.It will go home with the worst tournament showing in program history.Such is the reality for the Americans now, assured of finishing no better ...
Sep 13, 2019
DONGGUAN, China - The U.S. will leave the World Cup with its worst finish in a major international tournament, assured of finishing no better than seventh after falling to Serbia 94-89 in a consolation playoff game on Thursday night.The previous ...
Sep 12, 2019
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