Papanikolaou leads Cal to second straight water polo titleDecember 5, 2022 GMT
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Nikolaos Papanikolaou had seven goals, Roberto Valera gave California the lead with 41 seconds left and the Golden Bears scored five straight goals to stun Southern California 13-12 and win their second straight NCAA men's water polo championship on Sunday.
US water polo coaches returning for Paris OlympicsDecember 7, 2021 GMT
CHICAGO (AP) — Right after the Summer Olympics, Adam Krikorian was done. Worn down by coaching the U.S. women's water polo team through a pandemic, he thought it might be time to try something new.
Filipovic, Serbia top Greece 13-10 for men’s water polo goldAugust 8, 2021 GMT
TOKYO (AP) — Filip Filipovic and Serbia draped the country's flag over one of the goals at Tatsumi Water Polo Centre. Then they huddled in the water and yelled “Serbia!” in celebration.
They followed their winning formula all the way to the end — of an era.
American gold bonanza as Tokyo Olympics near endAugust 7, 2021 GMT
TOKYO (AP) — The second to last day of competition at the Tokyo Olympics produced a gold medal bonanza for the United States.
The Americans kept up their domination in men's basketball and women's water polo with gold medal victories in both on Saturday, and Allyson Felix won her 11th career medal with a gold one as part of the U.S.
Greece to face Serbia in men’s water polo final at OlympicsAugust 6, 2021 GMT
TOKYO (AP) — Konstantinos Genidounias' joyous smile said it all.
Greece has won its first men’s water polo medal at the Olympics. The only question now is silver or gold.
Stylianos Agryropoulos Kanakakis scored four times, Emmanouil Zerdevas made seven saves and Greece beat Hungary 9-6 on Friday in the semifinals of the Tokyo Games.
Filipovic, Serbia beat Italy 10-6 in water polo quartersAugust 4, 2021 GMT
TOKYO (AP) — Filip Filipovic pumped in a shot from the side, and then held his arm out and yelled. Dusan Mandic and Andrija Prlainovic each made a couple of big plays.
Italy wins rematch with US in men’s Olympic water poloJuly 29, 2021 GMT
TOKYO (AP) — Francesco Di Fulvio and Italy won the 2019 world championship in men's water polo, establishing themselves as gold medal contenders for the Olympics. Then the coronavirus pandemic arrived.
Japan playing its own water polo style at Tokyo OlympicsJuly 27, 2021 GMT
TOKYO (AP) — The men's water polo tournament at the Tokyo Olympics is filled with big, hulking destroyers playing a similar style.
And then there is Japan.
The host country is zigging while the rest of the world is zagging, playing an aggressive, pressing defense and going without a massive center in the middle.
Hooper delivers for US while family follows along from afarJuly 25, 2021 GMT
TOKYO (AP) — In the end, it was a celebration for Johnny Hooper's family. Every one of them. His mother, Mimi, and father, Gary. His grandmother, Tomiko Nagatani, so achingly close to her only grandson for once, but kept away by a pandemic.
US water polo captain Jesse Smith misses opening ceremonyJuly 23, 2021 GMT
TOKYO (AP) — U.S. men's water polo captain Jesse Smith missed the opening ceremony for the Tokyo Olympics on Friday after the USOPC limited how many players from his team could participate in the festivities.
Water polo’s Jesse Smith makes 5th US Olympic teamJuly 2, 2021 GMT
Jesse Smith is heading to his record-tying fifth Olympics after he was selected Friday for the U.S. men's water polo team for the Tokyo Games.
The 38-year-old Smith leads a 13-man team that includes five players from the country's disappointing 10th-place finish in Rio.
No clear favorite for men’s water polo at Tokyo OlympicsJuly 2, 2021 GMT
HIGHLIGHTS FROM RIO: Led by Maggie Steffens and Ashleigh Johnson, the U.S. women rolled to their second straight gold medal. Steffens was named MVP for the second straight Olympics, and Johnson provided a steady presence in goal.
US water polo player recalls balcony accident at worldsJuly 29, 2019 GMT
One moment, Kaleigh Gilchrist was celebrating an unprecedented third straight world championship for the U...