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WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES: Japan finishes atop the Universiade medal table in Naples; U.S. wins...

Almost 6,000 athletes from 118 countries attended the 30th World University Games, held in Naples (ITA). Some 222 events were held in 18 sports...

HEARD AFTER HALFTIME: Diack indictment shows corruption on a grand scale; USA Synchro...

News, views and noise from the non-stop, worldwide circus of Olympic sport: ● Athletics ● The German ARD network managed to obtain a copy of the indictment brought by the French authorities against former IAAF President Lamine Diack, his son Papa Massata Diack and four others associated with them, including the IAAF’s own anti-doping chief, […]
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BASKETBALL: U.S. and China sweep to 3×3 World Cup titles, qualify for Tokyo 2020

The United States had never won a men’s 3x3 world title in the five prior editions of the FIBA 3x3 World Cup. In fact,...

THE BIG PICTURE: World Beach Games folds in San Diego; may be held elsewhere...

/Updated: see footnote/A long effort to bring a major international event to San Diego ended failure on Thursday as word leaked out that the...

HEARD AFTER HALFTIME: Hot distance running at the Payton Jordan Invite at Stanford

News, views and noise from the non-stop, worldwide circus of Olympic sport: ● Athletics ● Sure, the Diamond League opener in Doha was spectacular, but that wasn’t the only fast running on Friday. The annual American distance spectacular – the Payton Jordan Invitational at Stanford – once again delivered in style: The expected star of […]
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LANE ONE: Planning your time off for 2020 yet? How about U.S. Trials...

With the announcement of St. Louis, Missouri as the site for the 2020 U.S. Olympic Trials for men and women, the United States Olympic Committee – and its television partner, NBC – have assembled two weeks of continuous Olympic Trials action for next June. Over the course of almost a year, four U.S. Trials events […]
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BASKETBALL: U.S. gets Czech Rep., Japan and Tunisia in FIBA World Cup Draw

A massive crowd of more than 8,000 crowded into the Shenzhen Bay Arena to watch the draw for the 2019 FIBA World Cup, to...

LANE ONE: The U.S. can thank Jeff Van Gundy for being in the 2019...

One of the stranger periods in the history of U.S. national-team basketball concluded on Monday night in Greensboro, North Carolina, with the American men’s...

BASKETBALL: Hearn’s last-second jumper wins Americas Group E for U.S. over Argentina

The final game of the long qualifying period for the 2019 FIBA World Cup was a thriller against Argentina, and a Reggie Hearn jumper...

BASKETBALL Preview: U.S. will play for Group E title on Monday in Greensboro

The U.S. and Argentina have already qualified for the 2019 FIBA World Cup, but because of Argentina’s 87-86 loss to Puerto Rico in San...

BASKETBALL Preview: U.S. men finish World Cup qualifying vs. Panama and Argentina

The United States men’s national team will play its final two games of the FIBA Americas qualifying round against Panama and Argentina this weekend...

LANE ONE: The most interesting U.S. athletes and team to watch in 2019?

There will be plenty of off-the-field antics to follow in 2019, like doping and the continuing fallout from the Larry Nassar scandal, but how about on the field? Actually, this should be a pretty interesting year. Looking ahead, here are five athletes, events or match-ups to look forward to as the year progresses: 5. Athletics: […]
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BASKETBALL: Big East will provide U.S. men’s Pan Am Games team

USA Basketball announced that the Big East Conference will provide the United States men’s basketball team at the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima,...

BASKETBALL: U.S. men edge Uruguay to clinch 2019 World Cup berth

Back in September, the U.S. men’s National Team, working to qualify for the 2019 FIBA World Cup, defeated Uruguay, 114-57 in Las Vegas. In the...

BASKETBALL: Argentina crushes U.S. men in World Cup qualifying

Road games are hard and the U.S. men’s national team for the FIBA 2019 World Cup found out the hard way in an 80-63...

BASKETBALL Preview: U.S. men continue World Cup qualifying in Argentina and Uruguay

The seemingly endless qualification program for the 2019 FIBA World Cup continues this week, with the U.S. men’s team on a South American road...

5-RING CIRCUS: Stunning loss of key IOC member Patrick Baumann, 51

A stunning and sad moment with the surprise passing of International Basketball Federation Secretary-General Patrick Baumann (SUI), at age 51 from a heat attack suffered at the YOG in Buenos Aires. His loss is almost unimaginable as he became, essentially, the second most important member of the IOC after its president, Thomas Bach. Besides being […]
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BASKETBALL: U.S. women sweep to 10th World Cup title

It wasn’t a breeze, but the United States women’s national team won its 10th FIBA World Cup title, beating Australia, 73-56, in the final in Tenerife in the Canary Islands of Spain. The American squad got out to a 10-0 lead, but the game got tighter in the second quarter and the U.S. had a […]
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BASKETBALL: U.S. women to play Nigeria in World Cup quarterfinals

The no. 1-ranked United States women’s national team will play Nigeria in the quarterfinals of the 2018 FIBA World Cup. Results of the play-in games and the match-ups for the quarters: ∙ Upper bracket: Spain 63, Senegal 48, so Spain (3-1) vs. Canada (3-0) China 87, Japan 81, so China (3-1) vs. Australia (3-0) ∙ […]
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BASKETBALL: U.S. women crush Latvia, move to World Cup quarterfinals

the no. 1-ranked United States women’s national team finished the group phase of the 2018 FIBA World Cup as one of three undefeated teams and moves into the quarterfinals as the favorite after winning its 19th straight World Cup game, 102-76 over Latvia. The group phase is now complete: ∙ Group A: 1. Canada (3-0), […]
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