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.
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.
All’s fine with Kobe Bryant, and the gold medal hopes of the U.S. men’s Olympic basketball team, too.
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.
Might be time to get Gabby Douglas a new nickname. Olympic champ might work.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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, SI.com is reporting.
USA Basketball says Lamar Odom won’t try to earn an Olympic roster spot, leaving the Americans with 15 players for 12 spots.
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.
Jaime Alas scored in stoppage time and El Salvador ousted the United States from Olympic qualifying Monday night with a 3-3 tie.