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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: 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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Remember when 108,000 came to see a track meet at Stanford?

TSX HEADLINES – for July 11, 2018: There was a time when track & field was a higher-profile part of the American sports scene. Like when 108,000 spectators invaded Stanford Stadium in 1960 for the U.S. Olympic Trials and saw five new or tied world records as the American team was selected, just about this […]
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Remember when 108,000 came to see a track meet at Stanford?

TSX HEADLINES – for July 11, 2018: There was a time when track & field was a higher-profile part of the American sports scene. Like when 108,000 spectators invaded Stanford Stadium in 1960 for the U.S. Olympic Trials and saw five new or tied world records as the American team was selected, just about this […]
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Is it time for the IOC to consider a Do-It-Yourself Olympic Games?

U.S. General George S. Patton has some advice for the IOC’s current bid-city problems!TSX HEADLINES – for July 9, 2018: The iconic World War II U.S. General George S. Patton used to quote Napoleon’s maxim, L’audace, l’audace, toujours l’audace: “Audacity, audacity, always audacity.” With Graz’s withdrawal from the 2026 Winter Games race and the field […]
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Is it time for the IOC to consider a Do-It-Yourself Olympic Games?

TSX HEADLINES – for July 9, 2018: The iconic World War II U.S. General George S. Patton used to quote Napoleon’s maxim, L’audace, l’audace, toujours l’audace: “Audacity, audacity, always audacity.” With Graz’s withdrawal from the 2026 Winter Games race and the field shrinking, could this be the right time for the International Olympic Committee to […]
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Why is the U.S. so strong? Look no further than high school sports

TSX HEADLINES – for July 6, 2018: The United States is the only country in the world that doesn’t support its Olympic sports program with government funding. So how is it possible that the U.S. dominates the medal count at Games after Games? Start with the country’s high school sports programs. Almost eight million U.S. […]
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Why is the U.S. so strong? Look no further than high school sports

TSX HEADLINES – for July 6, 2018: The United States is the only country in the world that doesn’t support its Olympic sports program with government funding. So how is it possible that the U.S. dominates the medal count at Games after Games? Start with the country’s high school sports programs. Almost eight million U.S. […]
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Would you turn down an Olympic Games if it cost you nothing?

TSX HEADLINES – for July 2, 2018: In the coming months, southern Austrian voters will likely be asked this question: do you want to bid for the 2026 Olympic Winter Games, which will cost you nothing. That’s right, nothing. That’s essentially the proposition being put forward in the Austrian state of Styria, which includes famed […]
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Would you turn down an Olympic Games if it cost you nothing?

TSX HEADLINES – for July 2, 2018: In the coming months, southern Austrian voters will likely be asked this question: do you want to bid for the 2026 Olympic Winter Games, which will cost you nothing. That’s right, nothing. That’s essentially the proposition being put forward in the Austrian state of Styria, which includes famed […]
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Have doping and criminality overtaken sport? David Howman says pay attention!

TSX HEADLINES – for June 29, 2018: In a speech to a high-profile anti-doping conference in Oslo this week, the director of the Athletics Integrity Unit told the attendees that one respected observer has declared that the battle against “systemic, institutionalized, state-organized doping is over” and the dopers won. Moreover, “the criminal underworld are getting […]
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Have doping and criminality overtaken sport? David Howman says pay attention!

TSX HEADLINES – for June 29, 2018: In a speech to a high-profile anti-doping conference in Oslo this week, the director of the Athletics Integrity Unit told the attendees that one respected observer has declared that the battle against “systemic, institutionalized, state-organized doping is over” and the dopers won. Moreover, “the criminal underworld are getting […]
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An “A” for PyeongChang now, but the grade may be revised later

TSX HEADLINES – for Feb. 26, 2018: The PyeongChang Games are over, so how good were they? There are still a lot of questions to be answered before a final grade can be given, but the Korean organizers did the big things well. Our initial grade is an “A,” but there are issues that could […]
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An “A” for PyeongChang now, but the grade may be revised later

TSX HEADLINES – for Feb. 26, 2018: The PyeongChang Games are over, so how good were they? There are still a lot of questions to be answered before a final grade can be given, but the Korean organizers did the big things well. Our initial grade is an “A,” but there are issues that could […]
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Television: the glue that holds the Olympic Games together

PALM DESERT, September 4, 2017 – There was no such thing as television when the Olympic Games were revived in 1896. Radio networks didn’t spring up until the 1920s. But it is television which has made the Olympic Movement a relevant part of worldwide society today and will continue to extend the audience for the […]
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