Kobe Bryant says easy days for Team USA are over

Basketball Sep 13, 2019

Kobe Bryant says easy days for Team USA are over

Kobe Bryant played on the Redeem Team in 2008, the one that delivered an Olympic gold medal in Beijing after a series of USA Basketball disappointments in big tournaments. Back in Beijing this weekend, Bryant isn't sure another Redeem Team will be so easy to ...

U.S. clinches worst big-tourney finish, loses 94-89 to Serbia

Basketball Sep 12, 2019

U.S. clinches worst big-tourney finish, loses 94-89 to Serbia

The United States will leave the FIBA World Cup with its worst finish in a major international tournament, assured of finishing no better than seventh after falling to Serbia 94-89 in a consolation playoff game Thursday night. The previous worst finish for a U.S. men's ...

France stuns U.S. in FIBA World Cup quarterfinals

Basketball Sep 11, 2019

France stuns U.S. in FIBA World Cup quarterfinals

The U.S. has been ousted from medal contention by France at the World Cup, failing to capture gold at a major international tournament for the first time since the 2006 world championships. Evan Fournier scored 22 points, Rudy Gobert added 21 points and 16 rebounds ...

U.S. crushes Japan in World Cup group game

Basketball Sep 6, 2019

U.S. crushes Japan in World Cup group game

by Kaz Nagatsuka

The result was anticipated. Nevertheless, the game left the Akatsuki Five with grief and a sigh. The Japan men’s national team posted a third straight loss in the first round of the FIBA World Cup with a 98-45 pounding to reigning tournament and Olympic champion ...

U.S. gets past Turkey in overtime

Basketball Sep 4, 2019

U.S. gets past Turkey in overtime

In the ultimate moments, everything hinged on free throws. Turkey missed them. The United States made them. And that is how the Americans escaped what would have been a massive World Cup upset. Khris Middleton's two foul shots with 2.1 seconds left in overtime capped a wild ...

U.S. holds off Spain in exhibition tilt

Basketball Aug 17, 2019

U.S. holds off Spain in exhibition tilt

Donovan Mitchell scored 13 points to lead the United States to a 90-81 victory over Spain Friday in a FIBA World Cup warm-up for both teams. Khris Middleton added 12 points and Kemba Walker scored 11 with eight assists, six rebounds and two steals for ...