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USA Tops Lithuania in Thriller at U19 World Championships

Carl Berman | Posted 09.05.2011 | Sports
Carl Berman

The United States (5-0) defeated Lithuania (3-2) 107-105 in OT at the FIBA U19 World Championships in Latvia. This was the game of the tournament thus far.

USA Beats Russia In Cold War Rematch

AP | BRIAN MAHONEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

ISTANBUL — Chauncey Billups made the promise. Kevin Durant made sure it was kept. And by beating Russia on Thursday, the Americans brought a li...

Allen Iverson Still Longs for his Ring

Timothy Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Timothy Cooper

I'm hoping that Iverson is able to shake off those painful back spasms, as he now comes back fresh for a struggling Detroit squad as their sixth man.

Lady Dream Team Wins 4th Straight Gold

AP | DOUG FEINBERG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

BEIJING — Lisa Leslie and the U.S. women's basketball team were once again too good for Australia at the Olympics. Leslie capped off her illust...

U.S. Women's Hoops Team Blows Out Spain 93-55

AP | DOUG FEINBERG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

BEIJING — After three straight blowouts, it took a half for the U.S. women's basketball team to get going and beat Spain. Tina Thompson scored ...

Redemption Against Greece: Team USA Stays Unbeaten in 92-69 Win

AP | BRIAN MAHONEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

BEIJING — The U.S. Olympic team stopped the pick-and-rolls _ and just about everything else Greece tried. These Americans, who looked so lost t...

Kobe Leads The Way As Team USA Downs Russia

AP | BRIAN MAHONEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

SHANGHAI, China — Russia contained the speedsters. Controlled the backboards. Everything a team needs to do to beat the United States. Except st...

Top 5 Olympics Storylines: What Americans Should Be Watching

Detroit Free Press | Shawn Windsor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

1 - Michael Phelps. You may have heard of him. Swimmer. World-record holder. Trained the last four years in Ann Arbor. Has a shot at becoming the most...

LeBron Guarantees U.S. Will Take Home Gold

International Herald Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LeBron James guaranteed an Olympic gold medal in basketball for the United States at the Beijing games, making the boast in a Time magazine story that...

Kobe, Lebron Lead US Basketball Team in Beijing

AP | ANDREW SELIGMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

CHICAGO — MVP Kobe Bryant has a shot at another big prize after falling short of the NBA championship, and he'll have plenty of help along the w...

NBA Source: Wade And Four More Confirmed for Beijing

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Barring a last-moment change of plans, Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade, New Orleans Hornets point guard Chris Paul, Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard, D...