Tiny Cape Verde has one big advantage as it tries to become African basketball champion for the first time: 7-foot-3 former NBA draft pick Walter “Edy” Tavares.
The Real Madrid center has led his squad into the AfroBasket semifinals to face defending champion Tunisia on Saturday, when Senegal squares off with Ivory Coast in the other final-four game in host city Kigali, Rwanda.
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.
TOKYO (AP) — After an Olympics of too little diversity in the swimming pool, and less on the medal podium, the sport's governing body is investing tens of millions of dollars to change that by 2024.
TOKYO (AP) — After a rough run-up to his sixth Olympics, Ous Mellouli is already looking ahead.
Still fit and motivated at 37, the Tunisian swimmer would be 40 at the 2024 Paris Games.
Can he imagine competing against athletes half his age?
TOKYO (AP) — A serve at a key moment going into the net. Blocking strategy that was poorly executed. Attacks that couldn't get through Brazil's defense at the net.
TOKYO (AP) — Growing up nearly completely deaf provided a challenge for David Smith as he tried to integrate with other kids at school or on the playground.
Whatever Smith may have lacked in hearing was more than made up with empathy, compassion and most of all athletic ability.
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:
TOKYO (AP) — It will be another busy day at the Aquatics Centre with five swimming finals and the men's diving synchronized springboard final on Thursday in Day 5 of coverage of the Tokyo Olympics.
TOKYO (AP) — The Tokyo Olympics have brought some unexpected gold medals for countries and teams which rarely, if ever, see their athletes on the podium. Here's a look at some of the teams which have won events despite having little history of Olympic success.
TOKYO (AP) — Known for their towering drives, Bryson DeChambeau and Jon Rahm won't make it to the tee box at the Olympics.
The past two U.S. Open champions became the best-known athletes to drop out of the Tokyo Games on Sunday after testing positive for COVID-19.
TOKYO (AP) — A roundup of gold medals from Sunday, July 25, at the Tokyo Games:
TOKYO (AP) — Volleyball has always been a family affair for U.S. stars Kawika and Erik Shoji.
The sons of legendary University of Hawaii women's coach Dave Shoji have put together impressive playing careers of their own at Stanford and for the United States as they began their second Olympic Games on Saturday night against France.
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The southern African nation of Zimbabwe is sending a Black swimmer to the Olympics, the first from her country to go the Games.
Seventeen-year-old Donata Katai won African youth titles and broke youth records once held by two-time Olympic champion Kirsty Coventry, who is not only Zimbabwe's most successful swimmer but also Africa's most decorated Olympian.