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2014 Ryder Cup rosters: The best team USA and Europe captain's pick options

The Ryder Cup quickly approaches and each captain will finalize his team on Tuesday. The European side has an embarrassment of options, while Tom Watson's choices are much less appealing. The calendar has flipped to September, which means it's Ryder Cup month. Show More Summary

Watch James Harden Play Awful Defense for Team USA vs. Turkey in FIBA World Cup

James Harden's defense is a popular subject of conversation among basketball fans. It might be an even bigger topic if he showed a consistent effort on that end. Last season, Harden was at times criticized for his lackluster defense, and rightfully so. Show More Summary

Team USA Struggles But Beats Turkey (VIDEO)

Overcoming a rough first three quarters, Team USA eventually pulled away from a scrappy Turkish team, earning a 98-77 victory at the FIBA Basketball World Cup. Kenneth Faried dropped 22 […] The post Team USA Struggles But Beats Turkey (VIDEO) appeared first on SLAMonline.

Team USA Finds Winning Blueprint with Inside-Out Basketball at FIBA Tournament

After dismissing Finland by a final score 114-55 in its first official game of FIBA World Cup play, Turkey's chances of slowing the tournament favorite appeared slim at best. But after claiming a five-point halftime lead, the Turks gave the United States something to think about—namely how to attack a zone defense. Show More Summary

USA vs. New Zealand: TV Info, Live Stream and Preview for FIBA World Cup 2014

Team USA had a bit of a rude awakening on Sunday, getting all it could handle against a dogged Turkey squad before pulling away in the second half and winning, 98-77. It will be interesting to see how the USA responds after what wasShow More Summary

Can Kenneth Faried Use FIBA Tournament as Springboard to Breakout Season?

Kenneth Faried wasn't even supposed to be on Team USA's final roster for the FIBA Basketball World Cup in Spain, but he made it anyway. Now his combination of effort and evolving skill is helping set the tone for a U.S. squad that needs an emotional leader. Show More Summary

Spain vs. Egypt: Score and Twitter Reaction for FIBA World Cup 2014

Team USA better watch out because Spain is rolling. The world's No. 2-ranked team dominated once again on Sunday, defeating Egypt by a score of 91-54 thanks to its Big Three of Pau Gasol, Marc Gasol and Serge Ibaka. John Schuhmann of...Show More Summary

USA vs. Turkey: Score and Twitter Reaction for FIBA World Cup 2014

The USA men's basketball team encountered a difficult hurdle in Sunday's 2014 FIBA World Cup game against a composed Turkey squad. In a rematch of the 2010 gold-medal game, though, Team USA's NBA All-Star-laden roster eventually stepped...Show More Summary

Turkey vs. USA results: Americans learn lessons in 98-77 win

USA Basketball took three quarters to figure out a Turkish team that slowed the tempo and took Coach K's squad out of its game. The rest of Team USA could use a little bit of Kenneth Faried's relentlessness. The forward led the United States with 22 points and eight rebounds in a testy 98-77 victory against Turkey on Sunday. Show More Summary

James Harden's bad defense reel gets longer

There's a famous 11-minute video of James Harden's terrible defense during the 2013-14 season. He's been generally good for Team USA thus far... at least until this play. This is about as bad as it gets. We think this mask is appropriate.

Team USA faces Turkey in rematch of 2010 FIBA final

The second day of group play at the FIBA World Cup brings a rematch of the 2010 final between Turkey and Team USA. Elsewhere, France edged Serbia and Croatia outlasted Argentina. Blowing past Finland 114-55 was a solid opening for USA...Show More Summary

USA Basketball vs. Turkey: Live Score and Highlights for FIBA World Cup 2014

How do you follow up a 114-55 victory over Finland? If you're Team USA, you try to go out and dominate in your second outing at the 2014 FIBA World Cup, which will come against a 1-0 Turkish squad at 3:30 pm ET. Turkey was able to squeeze...Show More Summary

FIBA World Cup 2014 Results: Scores, Updated Group Standings, Day 2 Highlights

There was legitimate anticipation surrounding the start of the 2014 FIBA World Cup, and the tournament has lived up to the lofty expectations through the first weekend of the event. Most eyes were on Team USA and its talented roster, and the fans were not disappointed as the Americans started strong by beating Finland, 114-55, on Saturday. Show More Summary

2014 FIBA World Cup schedule: Team USA faces Turkey in rematch of 2010 final

Four years ago, Turkey advanced all the way to the FIBA final before losing to Team USA. The two teams will square off at 3:30 p.m. ET in Sunday's marquee contest. Day 1 of the 2014 FIBA World Cup featured a couple close calls, but no upsets. Show More Summary

Can Team USA Sustain Defensive Identity Throughout FIBA Tournament?

Whatever happens from here on out, Finland can safely say its 2014 FIBA World Cup run included a lead over Team USA. So what if it was 2-0? The next 39 minutes and change were a far different story, however, with Mike Krzyzewski’s troops...Show More Summary

DeMarcus Cousins' Dedication Can Eliminate Team USA's Biggest Weakness

On Tuesday afternoon, Finland simply didn't belong on the same basketball court as the United States, who stormed out to an early lead and finished the rout with a 59-point victory, one that left little doubt about the strength and depth of the U.S. Show More Summary

USA vs. Finland FIBA World Cup: Game Grades, Analysis for Team USA vs. Wolf Pack

Following a summer full of anticipation, Team USA has finally kicked off the 2014 FIBA World Cup with a commanding 114-55 win over Finland. The tournament won't be won because of a single good game, but the showing we saw Saturday was...Show More Summary

USA vs. Finland final score: Americans cruise after stifling first half

Team USA held Finland without a field goal for the entire second quarter and coasted to a 114-55 victory in their FIBA World Cup opener. Team USA's FIBA World Cup opener was essentially a layup. Actually, it's more appropriate to call it an uncontested slam dunk on a seven-foot hoop. Show More Summary

Derrick Rose Drives to Rim, Throws Down Two-Handed Dunk vs. Finland

Derrick Rose and the rest of Team USA may not be playing against top-tier talent on Saturday in their game against Finland, but it's nice to see the Chicago Bulls star show off his explosiveness once again. During the game, Rose crossed over the Finnish defender on his way to the basket, then threw down the two-handed slam dunk. Show More Summary

Team USA held Finland without a field goal for an entire quarter

That's pretty good defense. With six minutes and 25 seconds left to go in the second quarter, Finland's Teemu Rannikko drew a foul and nailed two free throws. That was the last time Finland scored in the second quarter against Team USA. In fact, it was the only time Finland scored against Team USA in the second quarter. Show More Summary

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