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Mike Krzyzewski and Jim Boheim Fire Back at Team USA Critics

A minor firestorm erupted over USA Basketball and its head coach Mike Krzyzewski following the recent gold medal triumph at the FIBA Basketball World Cup. Yahoo! Sports accused Krzyzewski and […] The post Mike Krzyzewski and Jim Boheim Fire Back at Team USA Critics appeared first on SLAMonline.

NBC promotes Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski to its primary figure skating broadcast team

2 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

NBC just doubled its fabulousness. The network — and home to the U.S. broadcast of the Olympics — promoted Team USA veterans Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski to its No. 1 figure skating broadcast team, the Chicago Tribune reports. The duo, who are known just as much for their wild fashion senses as they are […]

Nick Faldo's advice to U.S. Ryder Cup team: Wear kilts, flash the Euros

Nick Faldo believes the only chance Team USA has of upsetting the Europeans next week in the Ryder Cup is if captain Tom Watson and his boys don kilts and show Paul McGinley’s troops what they’re made of. Nick Faldo, along with the majority of the golfing world, gives the U.S. Show More Summary

Does Team USA Have a Prayer?

9 hours agoSports / Golf : Armchair Golf

IT'S HARD TO BELIEVE THE U.S. Ryder Cup team hasn't won on European soil since 1993. Those matches were played at The Belfry in England, and the man who sank the clinching putt, Davis Love III, is making his Champions Tour debut this week in Hawaii. Show More Summary

Coach K angrily denies he's coaching Team USA for a recruiting advantage

The Duke head coach was upset at a story suggesting he uses his platform as Team USA Basketball's head coach to gain an unfair advantage in recruiting. You may recall Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski ripping Mike Krzyzewski for using his position as Team USA Basketball's head coach to gain an unfair advantage in recruiting. Show More Summary

Derrick Rose's Long Journey Back to Superstardom Is Only Just the Beginning

For Derrick Rose, winning a gold medal at the 2014 FIBA World Cup of Basketball came with a silver lining—and not the good kind, either. Following a strong training camp that had even Team USA head coach Mike Krzyzewski declaring the...Show More Summary

Serbia is taking losing to Team USA at the FIBA World Cup really, really well

When the United States won the FIBA World Cup, most of the population answered with a shrug. Still others answered with calls to end Team USA’s participation altogether. Think about it: Did you high-five anyone upon hearing the news? Exactly. Well, what America missed out on in terms having an excuse to celebrate, Serbia, Team […]

Kilted to Kick Cancer 2014: Extreme Measures, Baby!

Latest standings for the Kilted to Kick Cancer 2014 Fundraising Challenge, as of 1150 CST, Tuesday, September 16 are: Team Borepatch:                       $1,230 Team USA Karate:                     $735 Team HBC Concealment:       ...Show More Summary

Serbia Fans Wildly Celebrate Silver Medal at FIBA Basketball World Cup (VIDEO)

Team USA’s gold medal triumph at the FIBA Basketball World Cup was met mostly with yawns and mild disdain. Things played out differently for the runner-up Serbians back home. Thousands […] The post Serbia Fans Wildly Celebrate Silver Medal at FIBA Basketball World Cup (VIDEO) appeared first on SLAMonline.

What We Learned About Each Member of Team USA Following FIBA Gold Medal Run

If Team USA’s colossal 129-92 win over Serbia in the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup gold-medal game taught us anything, it’s that basketball’s global reach has yet to spawn a serious challenger to the hoops throne. Try as countries might,...Show More Summary

Kobe Bryant Helped Team USA Basketball Regain Its Dominance with Single Game

Have you noticed? The world just doesn't seem to hate the U.S. men's national basketball team quite the way it once did. It's understandable, seeing as our demeanor isn't as hate-inspiring. There was a time when we showed up thinking that the names on the backs of the jerseys, as much as the three letters on the front, would take care of business. Show More Summary

10 Things FIBA World Cup Taught Us About the 2014-15 NBA Season

On the surface, the 2014 FIBA World Cup was short on revelations. Once France dispatched host and tournament co-favorite Spain in the quarterfinals, any chance for Team USA to appear mortal —let alone vulnerable —was lost. The U.S. entered the event riding a 54-game winning streak on the international circuit (including 18 exhibitions). Show More Summary

Report: There is a Push to Get NBA Vets Out of FIBA Basketball World Cup

Team USA shmoney-danced its way to the gold medal on Sunday, but not everyone is happy. Some in the media allege that NBA superstars taking part in the FIBA Basketball […] The post Report: There is a Push to Get NBA Vets Out of FIBA Basketball World Cup appeared first on SLAMonline.

Surprises and Disappointments of the 2014 FIBA World Cup

Team USA rolled to a gold medal at the 2014 FIBA World Cup in Spain, dominating from the opening game of the tournament. Who were some of the competition's surprises and disappointments? Nate Duncan of Basketball Insiders joins Stephen Nelson to give his picks in the video above. Read more NBA news on BleacherReport.com

Was the FIBA World Cup just a way for Coach Krzyzewski to recruit for Duke?

The FIBA World Cup final between the United States and Serbia, was one of the least-watched sporting events on television on Sunday. And there’s good reason for that. The game was a snore. As expected, Team USA put on a clinic, walloping the Serbs 129-92. It was basically like watching a full-grown lion preying on a […]

What Did the FIBA World Cup Teach Us About Derrick Rose?

Derrick Rose made his return to the court during the 2014 FIBA World Cup in Spain, helping Team USA to a gold medal. What did the tournament teach Chicago Bulls fans about the status of their young superstar? Nate Duncan of Basketball Insiders joins Stephen Nelson to offer his take in the video above. Read more NBA news on BleacherReport.com

Is This DeMarcus Cousins' Last Chance to Prove He's a Franchise Player?

If this ends up being the year DeMarcus Cousins finally seizes the opportunity laid out in front of him—if he becomes the leader so many of us want—know this: he laid groundwork with Team USA. Cousins underwent nothing less than a full redemption at the FIBA World Cup in Spain. Show More Summary

The players can't be ignored when discussing FIBA reform

The problem with the argument that top players are merely pawns to heighten Mike Krzyzewski's visibility during the FIBA World Cup: the players themselves don't see it that way. On the occasion of Team USA trouncing Serbia on its way...Show More Summary

Biggest Breakout Stars from 2014 FIBA World Cup of Basketball

The United States added another gold medal to its trophy case after a 129-92 victory over Serbia on Sunday at the FIBA World Cup in Spain. It was Team USA's 63rd consecutive win during international play and a steadfast reminder that the rest of the world still has a ways to go before the Americans start checking their rearview mirror. Show More Summary

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