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Sports Stunner: Germany Upsets USA in Basketball

Americans had been favorites to win world championship

(Newser) - Team USA had been "overwhelming" favorites to win this year's FIBA Basketball World Cup, per CNN . But after being upset by Germany on Friday, they'll have to settle for playing in the bronze-medal game Sunday against Canada. Germany defeated the US 113-111 in the Philippines, marking the...

USA-Iran Match Is Huge, and Not Only Over Soccer

Teams face each other Tuesday in World Cup showdown

(Newser) - Teams USA and Iran play each other Tuesday in the World Cup, and the stakes are big for both teams on and off the field. The game begins at 2pm Eastern.
  • The soccer: The Americans must win if they want to advance to the next round. Iran will likely be

Wales Salvages Tie Against US in World Cup Return

1-1 draw was Wales' first World Cup game since 1958

(Newser) - Wales, playing in the World Cup for the first time since 1958, held the US team to a 1-1 tie in Qatar on Monday. Tim Weah scored for the US in the 34th minute, and Wales appeared headed for a loss before their captain, Gareth Bale, scored on a penalty...

Shiffrin Misses 6th Chance at Medal, Sends a Message

American skier speaks of resilience and kindness

(Newser) - Mikaela Shiffrin competed in her sixth event on Sunday—a rarity in itself—but she missed out on her final chance to earn an Olympic medal in Beijing when Team USA finished fourth in the mixed parallel slalom. The 26-year-old, one of the world's top skiers, didn't shy...

After a Shaky Start, Another Gold for Men's Basketball

Kevin Durant helps lead Team USA to 87-82 win over France, team's 4th straight Olympic win

(Newser) - Nothing about the summer was easy for the US men's basketball team, and neither was the gold-medal game. The Americans expected nothing less. And in the end, their Olympic reign lives on. Kevin Durant scored 29 points and joined Carmelo Anthony as the only three-time men's gold medalists...

US Women Win Beach Volleyball Gold
US Women Win
Beach Volleyball Gold

US Women Win Beach Volleyball Gold

While indoor volleyball team avenges 2016 loss to Serbia

(Newser) - Americans April Ross and Alix Klineman have won the women’s beach volleyball gold medal. The US pair beat Mariafe Artacho del Solar and Taliqua Clancy of Australia 21-15, 21-16 for the championship on Friday. It’s Ross’ third medal in as many Olympics, to go with the silver she...

US Women Win Bronze in Swan Song for Major Stars

Carli Lloyd, Megan Rapinoe scored 2 each in 4-3 win over Australia

(Newser) - It's been a disappointing Olympics for the US women's soccer team, which won gold in 1996, 2004, 2008, and 2012—but they won't be going home empty-handed. Team USA survived a dramatic late comeback from Australia on Thursday and took the bronze medal with a 4-3 victory,...

Out of Biles' Shadow, a New Gold Medalist for Team USA

18-year-old gymnast Suni Lee of Minnesota takes top honors at women's all-around finals

(Newser) - Much of the talk of late regarding women's gymnastics at the Summer Olympics has centered on the US' Simone Biles , who dropped out of multiple events to focus on her mental health, but one of her teammates just earned her own big headline. Sunisa Lee, 18, took home the...

First Opening Day Since 1972 With No Team USA Medals

Women's soccer team got a win and Team USA softball is on a perfect streak

(Newser) - The USA Olympic team has scored at least one medal on the opening day of the Summer Games for almost 50 years. Not this year, though. Olympic historian Bill Mallon tweeted that USA was winless on day 1 for the first time since the 1972 Games in Munich, the Hill ...

Deaf-Blind US Swimmer Makes 'Gut-Wrenching' Decision to Withdraw

Becca Meyers is not being allowed to bring assistant to Paralympic Games

(Newser) - An American swimmer who brought three golds and a silver home from Rio de Janiero in 2016 says she is heartbroken to be pulling out of the Tokyo Paralympic Games—but US Olympic authorities have left her no choice. Becca Meyers, who is deaf and blind, has been told she...

Coco Gauff's Positive COVID Test Means No Olympics

It's not clear whether tennis star, 17, is vaccinated

(Newser) - Teen tennis phenom Cori "Coco" Gauff will have to sit out the Tokyo Olympics after testing positive for COVID-19. Gauff, 17, said in a statement posted to Twitter on Sunday that she is "so disappointed." "It has always been a dream of mine to represent the...

US Swimmer Going for Gold: No Vaccine for Me

Michael Andrew among unvaccinated athletes facing stricter protocol at Olympics

(Newser) - USA Today dubs Michael Andrew the "biggest Olympic name yet" to reveal he is not vaccinated against COVID-19. The 22-year-old Team USA swimmer—a gold medal favorite who holds the US record in the men's 100-meter breaststroke and posted the fastest time in five years in his...

Kim Kardashian Scores Olympic Deal

Her company will design undergarments, loungewear for Team USA

(Newser) - Some 45 years after stepfather Caitlyn Jenner won gold in Montreal, Kim Kardashian has scored an Olympic honor of her own. Her Skims brand will be creating garments for Team USA, but they won't be on display at the opening ceremony in Tokyo. Skims will be creating undergarments, pajamas,...

American Figure Skater in Bizarre Controversy

Mariah Bell was accused of deliberately slashing rival

(Newser) - American figure skater Mariah Bell has been cleared of wrongdoing after a bizarre incident during warm-ups for the world championship in Japan on Wednesday. The agency that represents 16-year-old South Korean skater Lim Eun-Soo accused the 22-year-old Bell of deliberately kicking her with her skate, cutting her calf, the Washington ...

US Olympic Medalist Kelly Catlin Dead at 23
US Olympic Cyclist
Dies by Suicide

US Olympic Cyclist Dies by Suicide

Kelly Catlin was 23

(Newser) - USA Cycling says it has suffered a "devastating loss" with the death of Kelly Catlin, a track cyclist who helped the women's pursuit team win silver at the 2016 Rio Games. Relatives say the 23-year-old died by suicide at her Stanford University campus residence Friday night, Reuters reports....

To World's Surprise, America Takes Gold in Curling

Team USA upsets Sweden, after beating Canada

(Newser) - Team USA has pulled off one of its biggest surprises of these Olympics: curling gold. The American men scored a decisive upset of Sweden as John Shuster skipped the United States to a 10-7 victory on Saturday. It's only the second curling medal in US history. Shuster was part...

US Curler's Shoes 'Look Like They Were in a Dumpster Fire'
US Curler's Shoes 'Look Like
They Were in a Dumpster Fire'

US Curler's Shoes 'Look Like They Were in a Dumpster Fire'

Tyler George loves his Skechers anyway

(Newser) - Looks can be deceiving. Just ask Team USA curler Tyler George, owner of what may be the ugliest pair of shoes to grace the Olympics. George admits his tattered white Skechers—purchased eight years ago at a mall in Duluth, Minn., where he lives and owns a liquor store—"...

Team USA Enters Olympics to 'Gangnam Style'

The Games are underway in South Korea

(Newser) - Well that was fun. Team USA made a splash at the opening ceremonies of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in South Korea on Friday, marching in the Parade of Nations to "Gangnam Style," the 2012 hit from Korean artist PSY. (See a clip here .) Though several other countries...

Abuse Fallout Widens for USA Gymnastics

3 top board members resign as testimony continues against Larry Nassar

(Newser) - More gymnasts told their stories of sexual abuse in court on Monday as the fallout over the scandal widened. Three top members of the USA Gymnastics board of directors resigned as testimony continued in the trial of former sports doctor Larry Nassar , reports USA Today . “We support their decisions...

This Might Be the Worst Loss in US Sports History

Team USA's men's soccer team fails to qualify for World Cup for first time since 1986

(Newser) - The short version is easy enough: Trinidad and Tobago upset the US Mens National Team in soccer Tuesday night, and the 2-1 loss means that the Americans won't qualify for the World Cup for the first time since 1986. But just how bad a loss is this? The defeat...

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