Team USA Hockey moon-pounds Slovakia 7-1

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In case you were wondering, the Team USA Hockey team is really good.

Facing a solid Slovakian team, the U.S. put on a show that included a six goal second period en route to a 7-1 thrashing of Team Slovakia. Canadian-born traitor Paul Stastny potted two goals for Team USA Hockey. [Read more…]

Team USA hockey preview: Prove 2010 was no fluke

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Taking home the gold in 2010 on Canadian soil would have been sweet for Team USA. Doing so against the hometown Canadians would have been that much sweeter. A silver medal was not expected with the talent on the ice for Team USA hockey, but now is the time to show that 2010 was more legitimate than fluky.

The core remains strong for the U.S., as Zach Parise, Patrick Kane, Ryan Suter, and Ryan Miller, among others, return. One player who was expected to suit up for the Stars and Stripes, Bobby Ryan, was left off the roster. Newcomers such as Kevin Shattenkirk, Cam Fowler, and James van Reimsdyk add an infusion of youth and untapped talent that can carry teams far into the Olympic round-robin tournament in Sochi. [Read more…]

List of all NBA and former NBA players who competed in London Olympics

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The following is a list of the NBA players and recently in the NBA players who just took part in  London 2012 Olympics.

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What will the USA Basketball team look like at 2016 Olympics?

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Led by Kevin Durant‘s 30 points, the USA basketball team claimed another gold medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics beating Spain, 107-100.  With several players and possibly head coach Mike Krzyzewski not expected to return for the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the U.S. will have a good amount of turnover on their next Olympic roster.  Here’s a sneak peek at what Team USA could look like in four years.

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LeBron and Kobe lead Team USA over Australia

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The Black Mamba isn’t Australia’s native snake, but the Australian national basketball team was struck not once, twice, or three but four times in a matter of a minute. Perhaps the fourth time proved to be the most lethal strike, as it helped Team USA extend its lead to 105-80 with 4:46 left in the fourth quarter. [Read more…]

LeBron James closes the deal for Team USA

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LeBron James has had a great four months. How many players have done what James has the chance to do before? Let’s recap what James has accomplished in the last four months: NBA MVPNBA Finals MVP and NBA Champion. He also put Team USA in prime position to win the Gold Medal in the 2012 Summer Olympics. 

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Carmelo Anthony sets USA’s scoring record in impressive rout

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Well, that was quite the game yesterday, wasn’t it? Team USA put on a shooting display that I, personally, have never seen been before and I have watched a lot of basketball. Starting with Carmelo Anthony and stopping with Anthony Davis, Team USA showed the world why they are the best.

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Team USA gets by Tunisia

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Disappointing wouldn’t be the exact word to describe Team USA’s first half against and over-matched Tunisia team. Pathetic or embarrassing would be more like it. Thankfully Team USA’s second unit, led by Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Love, helped them cruise to an easy victory in the end.

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Team USA rolls France

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The first game for the 2012 USA Men’s Basketball team is in the books. They throttled their opponent, France, 98-71. Kevin Durant and LeBron James were brilliant for the US, leading them to an easy victory. Great defense led the way to the USA’s blowout of France. Team USA seems destined for Gold. [Read more…]

Team USA down Argentina, faces Spain in final tune-up

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From the opening-tip it looked like we were in for a blow-out. Team USA got off to a hot start, opening the game on a 14-1 run thanks to Kevin Durant draining threes like they were free-throws. Of course, the scrappiness of the Argentines kept them in the game until the final buzzer.

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Michigan St.’s Green, Notre Dame’s Abro Make USA World University Games Team

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The 12-member roster that will represent the U.S. in the 2011 World University Games men’s basketball competition has been set, with three prior USA Basketball medalists selected to the team after six days of training camp at the U.S. Olympic Training Center, in Colorado Springs, Colo.

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Training Camp for Junior Team USA Basketball Opens Tomorrow

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Need basketball news? Yeah, I thought so. Well, we’ve got you covered.

Five players with prior Team USA Basketball experience, and 21 college basketball players overall arrive in Colorado Springs, Colo., tomorrow for the start of the 2011 USA Basketball Men’s World University Games Team training camp.

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