Team USA

US swimmer Nathan Adrian celebrates after the men's 100m freestyle final swimming event at the London 2012 Olympic Games on August 1, 2012 in London.  AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOPHE SIMON

USA Dominates London Olympics With 44 Golds, 102 Total Medals

Swimming, track and field, basketball, women’s soccer, Serena Williams and Aly Raisman. They all found their way onto U.S. Olympic Committee chairman Larry Probst’s highlight list from the London Games.


United States players celebrate winning the Women's Water Polo Gold Medal match between the United States and Spain on Day 13 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Water Polo Arena on August 9, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

USA Women’s Water Polo Wins 1st Ever Gold Medal

The United States won its first gold medal in women’s water polo, getting five goals from Maggie Steffens and a sterling performance from goalkeeper Betsey Armstrong to cruise to an 8-5 win over Spain on Thursday.


US guard Kobe Bryant is pictured during his team's London 2012 Olympic Games men's quarterfinal basketball match against Australia in London on August 8, 2012. AFP PHOTO /TIMOTHY A.  CLARY

Kobe Carries Team USA To Semifinals

All’s fine with Kobe Bryant, and the gold medal hopes of the U.S. men’s Olympic basketball team, too.


LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 4: Kevin Love #11 of the United States battles for position versus Lithuania during their Basketball Game on Day 8 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Park Basketball Arena on August 4, 2012 in London, England.  (Photo by Garrett W. Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)

Team USA Had To Fight To Beat Lithuania 99-94

Still unbeaten, but perhaps more importantly, the U.S. is no longer untested. The Americans got a game against Lithuania — and then some. They got a scare.


Gabrielle Douglas of the United States reacts after he competes on the balance beam in the Artistic Gymnastics Women's Individual All-Around final on Day 6 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at North Greenwich Arena on August 2, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Gabby Douglas Wins Gold for USA In All-Around Gymnastics

Might be time to get Gabby Douglas a new nickname. Olympic champ might work.


Alex Morgan #13 of USA is congratulated by Megan Rapinoe after scoring during the Women's Football first round Group G Match of the London 2012 Olympic Games between United States and France, at Hampden Park on July 25, 2012 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Stanley Chou/Getty Images)

Alex Morgan Scores Twice In Olympic Soccer Opener To Lead USA Rally Over France

Alex Morgan scored twice, Abby Wambach and Carli Lloyd had a goal apiece and the U.S. women’s soccer team rallied from an early deficit Wednesday to open its Olympics with a 4-2 win over France.


Spain's Pau Gasol (L) vies with Kobe Bryant (R) during the Pre-Olympic friendly basketball match between Spain and USA at Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona on July 24, 2012.  AFP PHOTO / LLUIS GENE

Team USA Defeats Spain In Final Game Before London Games

Gold medal at stake or nothing at all, the U.S. Olympic basketball team is too good for Spain. Carmelo Anthony came off the bench to score 23 of his 27 points in the first half, and the Americans beat Spain 100-78 on Tuesday night in a rematch of the gold-medal game – and possible preview of the next one.


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Blake Griffin Has Knee Surgery

Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin is expected to be back by training camp after undergoing successful knee surgery on Monday, the Clippers have announced.


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James Helps US Basketball Team Win After Bad Start

LeBron James scored 30 points and the U.S. men’s Olympic basketball team rallied from an early 10-point deficit to beat Brazil 80-69 on Monday night.


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Cavs’ Kyrie Irving Challenges Kobe To 1-on-1 Game At Team USA Camp

Duke alum and reigning rookie of the year Kyrie Irving challenged Kobe to a 1-on-1 game at the Team USA Basketball camp in Las Vegas Nevada. Price tag: $50-Grand for the winner.

Kobe has always believed that any bet on 1-on-1 game is, “Easy Money.”


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Team USA Rolls Past Dominican Republic In Exhibition

Kevin Durant had 24 points and 10 rebounds to lead the U.S. Olympic basketball team to a 113-59 victory over the Dominican Republic on Thursday night in an exhibition game.


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Blake Griffin Tears Meniscus

Blake Griffin will not be heading to London to play for Team USA in the Olympics after injuring his knee during a scrimmage with USA basketball, is reporting.


ATHENS - AUGUST 21:  Lamar Odom #14 of the USA passes the ball against Lithuania during Day 8 of the Athens 2004 Summer Olympic Games at the Indoor Hall of the Olympic Sports Complex on August 21, 2004 in Athens, Greece.  Lithuania rallied to win 94-90.   (Photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)

Odom Out For Team USA, Down To 15 Players

USA Basketball says Lamar Odom won’t try to earn an Olympic roster spot, leaving the Americans with 15 players for 12 spots.



Chivas’ Agudelo Cut By Klinsmann’s US Soccer Team

Forward Juan Agudelo, defender Alfredo Morales and midfielders Danny Williams and Graham Zusi were cut Friday as U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann picked his 23-man roster for upcoming exhibition games and World Cup qualifiers.


2012 CONCACAF Men's Olympic Qualifying - Day 5

El Salvador’s Late Goal Ends US Olympic Hopes

Jaime Alas scored in stoppage time and El Salvador ousted the United States from Olympic qualifying Monday night with a 3-3 tie.