US holds off Colombia in World Cup qualifying, France winsNovember 15, 2022 GMT
USA Basketball’s magic number for clinching a World Cup berth is down to one.
Langston Galloway and David Stockton each scored 23 points, and moved the Americans to the brink of earning a spot in next year’s World Cup with an 88-81 win over Colombia on Monday night.
USA on brink of clinching spot in 2023 Basketball World CupNovember 11, 2022 GMT
Jim Boylen has not spent any time thinking about what the World Cup qualifying standings might look like after USA Basketball’s game against Brazil on Friday.
He just keeps thinking how the Americans have four qualifying games left.
USA Basketball picks roster for August World Cup qualifiersAugust 11, 2022 GMT
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — USA Basketball has picked its 12-man roster for the opening second-round window of World Cup qualifying, as the Americans look to move closer to clinching a spot in the field for next year’s event.
Monday’s Sports In BriefJuly 5, 2022 GMT
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Nick Kyrgios stepped into a nearly full Centre Court to polite applause at precisely 1:30 p.m. on Monday, exited about 3 1/2 hours later to a louder ovation and, somehow, the 100-year-old stadium survived the experience.
A win on the 4th: USA Basketball pulls away, tops Cuba 87-64July 5, 2022 GMT
HAVANA (AP) — There were some cheers for “The Star-Spangled Banner” before USA Basketball’s game in Cuba on Independence Day.
And then the Americans celebrated the holiday with a big win.
US men’s soccer reach 1st Olympics since 2008 with U-20 winJuly 2, 2022 GMT
The United States qualified for its first Olympic men's soccer tournament since 2008 when the Americans beat Honduras 3-0 at San Pedro Sula on Friday night in the semifinals of the Under-20 championship of North and Central America and the Caribbean.
Monday Sports in BriefJune 14, 2022 GMT
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Andrew Wiggins delivered the biggest game yet in his eight-year career with 26 points and 13 rebounds, Klay Thompson scored 21 points and the Golden State Warriors beat the Boston Celtics 104-94 on Monday night for a 3-2 NBA Finals lead.
Mexican skater is a rare Latin American at Winter OlympicsFebruary 9, 2022 GMT
BEIJING (AP) — They said he should play soccer. They said figure skating was for girls. They said winter sports made no sense in temperate Guadalajara.
But none of those naysayers deterred Mexican figure skater Donovan Carrillo, the rare Latin American athlete at the Winter Games, who has now become an even more rare Beijing Olympics success story – however relative – from that part of the globe.
USA Basketball picks team for initial 2 World Cup qualifiersNovember 15, 2021 GMT
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — USA Basketball has picked its initial team for the opening games of qualifying for the 2023 World Cup.
Jordan Bell, who won a title with Golden State in 2018, was among the 12 players announced Monday as the team that will represent the U.S.
US draws Mexico, Cuba, Puerto Rico for World Cup qualifyingAugust 31, 2021 GMT
USA Basketball will face Puerto Rico, Mexico and Cuba in the first round of qualifying for the 2023 Basketball World Cup.
The Americans, who won a fourth consecutive Olympic gold medal in Tokyo but finished only seventh at the most recent Basketball World Cup two years ago, found out their qualifying opponents Tuesday when the draw was held at FIBA headquarters in Mies, Switzerland.
Olympic Latest: Canada wins 1st gold in women’s soccerAugust 6, 2021 GMT
TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic:
Cherry and Norman face off in 400-meter final at Tokyo GamesAugust 4, 2021 GMT
TOKYO (AP) — The action on Day 13 of the Tokyo Games will feature track and field, with medals in the men's 400-meter final, the men's and women's 4x100 relays and the women's 400 meters.
The women’s beach volleyball final will be live during NBC's primetime coverage, while the U.S.
Boxer Mary Kom won’t rule out Olympic future after lossJuly 29, 2021 GMT
TOKYO (AP) — Although Indian boxer Mary Kom is out of her second Olympics after a narrow loss to Ingrit Valencia of Colombia, the 38-year-old trailblazer might not be done chasing her Olympic dreams.
China keeps perfect record going in Olympic weightliftingJuly 25, 2021 GMT
TOKYO (AP) — Three events, three gold medals. China kept its perfect record in Tokyo Olympic weightlifting Sunday, but only after plenty of drama.
It was gold or nothing when Chen Lijun stepped onto the stage for his second lift in the clean and jerk.
Roundup of Olympic gold medals from Sunday, July 25July 25, 2021 GMT
TOKYO (AP) — A roundup of gold medals from Sunday, July 25, at the Tokyo Games:
Olympics Latest: Rashitov wins taekwondo gold at Tokyo GamesJuly 25, 2021 GMT
The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic:
A list of Olympians to follow on social mediaJuly 22, 2021 GMT
TOKYO (AP) — With the Olympics starting Friday, athletes from around the world are in Tokyo, most of them restricted to training and their hotels because of virus protocols. Still, they are posting photos and videos of their travel and preparations for the Games.
Weekend Sports in BriefJune 28, 2021 GMT
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. (AP) — Nelly Korda powered her way to her first major championship Sunday with a performance worthy of her new status as the No. 1 player in women’s golf.
The 22-year-old American seized control by using her length from that graceful swing for another eagle that sent her to victory in KPMG Women’s PGA Championship.
Friday Sports in BriefMay 22, 2021 GMT
KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Phil Mickelson is looking like the Mickelson of old at the PGA Championship.
The 50-year-old ran off five birdies for a 69 and shared the lead with Louis Oosthuizen after two rounds at Kiawah Island.
US opens 2nd-chance Olympic baseball qualifying vs NicaraguaApril 29, 2021 GMT
CARY, N.C. (AP) — The United States will open its second chance to qualify for the baseball tournament at the Tokyo Olympics when it faces Nicaragua on May 31 at Port St. Lucie, Florida.
The U.S., managed by Mike Scioscia, plays the Dominican Republic the next day at West Palm Beach in a Baseball Americas Qualifier, the World Baseball Softball Confederation announced Thursday.
Brazil hopes to feed off famed Maracana in soccer semifinalAugust 16, 2016 GMT
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil will look for inspiration from playing at the historic Maracana Stadium when it faces Honduras in the semifinals of the men's Olympic soccer tournament on Wednesday.
The decisive game will mark the debut of many of Brazil's youngsters at the famed venue, which is expected to be packed with nearly 70,000 fans hopeful of seeing Brazil stay on track for its first soccer gold medal.
The Latest: US men’s volleyball hands Brazil first Rio lossAugust 12, 2016 GMT
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Latest on the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro (all times local):
Matt Anderson and his U.S. men's volleyball teammates have stunned the Brazilians in four sets to deny the previously unbeaten host nation a quarterfinal berth.