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US men’s basketball routs Serbia, wins third straight Olympic gold

US men’s basketball routs Serbia, wins third straight Olympic gold

The last time USA faced Serbia in the 2016 Rio Olympics , USA won by just three points in the preliminary round. However, in the gold-medal game on Sunday, Team USA was on a mission to destroy. The mission did not start early on, as Serbia took the lead in the beginning of the game. […]

Brazil wins Olympic soccer tournament for first time behind Neymar’s heroics

Brazil wins Olympic soccer tournament for first time behind Neymar’s heroics

Coming into its matchup against Germany on Saturday, Brazil had won every single major international soccer tournament except the Olympics. But thanks to its star forward, Brazil finally captured the elusive gold medal at Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro. As if he had not already done so prior to Saturday, Neymar — who is […]

Braves phenom makes MLB debut, gets first hit in second at-bat

Braves phenom makes MLB debut, gets first hit in second at-bat

It only took Dansby Swanson two at-bats to get into the swing of things in the majors, as the highly touted prospect went 2-for-4 at the plate in his MLB debut for the Atlanta Braves. Swanson, the No.1 overall selection in the 2015 MLB Draft, got his first career hit in the fourth inning of […]

Seriously, dude? DeAndre Jordan values Olympics golds over NBA rings

Seriously, dude? DeAndre Jordan values Olympics golds over NBA rings

What’s worth more, NBA championships or Olympic gold? USA center DeAndre Jordan is apparently going with the Olympics in this argument. In an interview with ESPN prior to USA’s quarterfinal matchup against Argentina on Wednesday night, Jordan explained why he sees more importance in winning Olympic gold than winning an NBA title. “I think they’re […]

U.S. answer George’s critique, finish 5-0 in Rio prelims

U.S. answer George’s critique, finish 5-0 in Rio prelims

Paul George made it clear he was not happy with the lack of ball movement Team USA had in a narrow victory over Serbia on Friday. “We just gotta start getting some movement,” George said after the game on NBCSN. “We’re relying on our natural talent so much. It’s so easy to guard us. Teams […]

Argentina slips by Brazil in down-to-the-wire contest

In a matchup between two geographic rivals, Argentina and Brazil battled on Saturday. This go-round, the two soccer-crazed nations did not meet on the pitch; they clashed on the hardwood. Brazil came into the game at 1-2 in the preliminary round of the 2016 Rio Olympics. Argentina was 2-1. Nene was the early catalyst for […]

USA wins nailbiter over Serbia, improve to 4-0 in Rio Olympics

Team USA basketball surprisingly faced its toughest challenge yet– a Serbian team led by 6-10, 250-pound Nikola Jokic. The U.S. started the game on a 9-0 run before Jokic, who is currently a center for the Denver Nuggets, cruised in for a dunk to put Serbia on the scoreboard early in the first quarter. USA’s […]