Team USA throttles Venezuela

Aug 9, 2016

Team USA throttles Venezuela

Red, white and blase for one quarter, the U.S. Olympic team woke up and won with ease. Shaking off a sluggish, sloppy start and maybe some Brazilian boredom, the Americans regrouped in the second quarter and romped over Venezuela 113-69 on Monday, taking another ...

Durant, U.S. men cruise past China in Rio opener

Aug 7, 2016

Durant, U.S. men cruise past China in Rio opener

Kevin Durant looks ready to lead a new group of Americans to the gold-medal podium. Durant picked up right where he left off in the 2012 Olympics with 25 points, and the U.S. men’s basketball team routed China 119-62 on Saturday night in its ...

Solo shines in record 200th game

Aug 7, 2016

Solo shines in record 200th game

Love her or hate her, Hope Solo’s dominance as a goalkeeper is undeniable. Solo came up big in her 200th international appearance as the United States fought off France 1-0 on Saturday in an Olympic group match at Mineirao Stadium. And she did it ...

Aug 6, 2016

Florida officials go into damage-control mode over Zika

Thank goodness it’s the slow season in Florida. At least that’s what officials and representatives of the state’s multibillion-dollar tourism industry are thinking in the wake of the news that 15 people have been infected with Zika in a small, trendy neighborhood in Miami. ...

U.S. women open bid for fourth straight gold with win

Aug 4, 2016

U.S. women open bid for fourth straight gold with win

Carli Lloyd and Alex Morgan scored a goal in each half as the U.S. women’s soccer team defeated New Zealand 2-0 in its debut at the Rio Games on Wednesday, getting off to a solid start in its attempt to win a fourth straight ...

U.S. trounces Venezuela in exhibition

Jul 30, 2016

U.S. trounces Venezuela in exhibition

Moments after his successful return to Chicago with the U.S. national team, Jimmy Butler pulled on a T-shirt with a picture of Brazilian soccer star Pele on the front. Yup, it’s almost time. Kyrie Irving scored 13 points, DeMarcus Cousins powered a dominant performance ...

Globe-traveling solar-powered airplane lands in New York City

Jun 11, 2016

Globe-traveling solar-powered airplane lands in New York City

A solar-powered airplane has landed in New York City on the latest leg of its globe-circling voyage. The Swiss-made Solar Impulse 2 soared over the Statue of Liberty and flew into New York City, before landing at John F. Kennedy International Airport early Saturday ...