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DeMarcus Cousins considers the thought, and one of the NBA's most recognizable scowls quickly turns into a bright smile. Without saying a word, it's clear he agrees: For the first time under Mike Krzyzewski, the U.S. Olympic basketball team has a genuine offensive weapon in the...
LONDON (AP) — As the clock ticks down to the opening ceremony in Rio de Janeiro, international Olympic leaders are facing a seminal moment. With the credibility of the fight against doping on the line and the image of the Olympic movement at stake, the IOC will hold a crucial...
SAO PAULO (AP) — Rugby player Isadora Cerullo never lived in Brazil. Fencer Ghislain Perrier speaks very little Portuguese. Golfer Miriam Nagl played abroad most of her life. They'll still be parading under the host nation's flag at the opening ceremony of the Rio de Janeiro...
NEW YORK (AP) — WNBA President Lisa Borders applauds the league's players for taking an active stance on social issues, she just wishes they would keep it off the court. Borders spent the past two weeks talking with the union and its executive council, trying to come up with...
LAS VEGAS (AP) — New team. Same old result. Full of new star power, the U.S. men's basketball team opened its bid for a third straight Olympic gold medal Friday with a 111-74 exhibition romp over Argentina. A U.S. team that hasn't lost a game in 10 years had little trouble with...
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — When they were drafted nearly three decades ago, one was on everybody's baseball radar, the other a blip at best, picked almost as an afterthought in the final round thanks to a recommendation by an important family friend. That their baseball paths...
LONDON (AP) — Usain Bolt looked in fine shape for the Olympics by winning his last race before Rio de Janeiro on his return from injury. Keni Harrison also looked more than ready for Brazil by breaking a 28-year record in the 100-meters hurdles in London on Friday. Only unlike...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Dennis Green, the trailblazing coach who led a Minnesota Vikings renaissance in the 1990s before a less successful run with the Arizona Cardinals, has died. He was 67. Green's family posted a message on the Cardinals website on Friday announcing the death. "...
LONDON (AP) — Usain Bolt marked his return from injury by winning the 200 meters at the London Diamond League meet on Friday in his final race before heading to Rio de Janeiro in search of three more Olympic titles. The world's fastest man ran 19.89 seconds at the Olympic...