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The Dream Team days are long gone for USA Olympic basketball

The era when American players could win gold at the Games just by showing up is over. The rest of the world has simply become too good It’s too easy to make excuses for the Team USA men’s basketball team as it stumbles, and stumbles again, on the court…

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US men’s basketball team lose at Olympics for first time since 2004

Men’s basketball: France 83-76 USAUS men’s team had suffered defeats in Games build-upFor the first time since 2004, the US men’s basketball team have lost in the Olympics. And the US team’s quest for a fourth consecutive gold medal is already in doubt…

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Is Tokyo the Olympics where USA’s swimming empire crumbles?

The retirement of big stars have some speculating whether the American era is over. But Katie Ledecky and Caeleb Dressel are still powerhousesSuccess at Olympic trials is an invitation to look ahead, but the new star of American men’s swimming sounded …

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Team USA chiropractor sorry for comparing Covid protocols to Nazi Germany

Rosie Gallegos-Main has worked with wrestling team since 2009Athletes and officials are under strict restrictions in JapanThe chiropractor for the American women’s wrestling team has apologized after comparing Covid-19 protocols to Nazi Germany in a so…

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A softball veteran to a surfing champ: 10 US athletes to watch at Tokyo 2020

Simone Biles will be the face of the Games but there are plenty of other Team USA members who will thrill with their skills in JapanAge: 32 Continue reading…

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Gwen Berry: ‘I’m not anti-American … I want justice for everybody’

The hammer thrower made headlines when she was involved in a controversy over the US national anthem. But she says she is fighting for American valuesAt the US Olympic Track and Field trials in June, hammer thrower Gwen Berry earned a spot on her secon…

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The Sha’Carri Richardson discourse shows most fans don’t care about athletes as people | Etan Thomas

As I came to know in my own NBA career, the reality is most people don’t care what athletes are going through personally. Just do your job, entertain me and keep your issues to yourselfWhen it comes to athletes, nobody cares about your pain.That much i…

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Sha’Carri Richardson left off US relay team, dashing last hope for Olympics

Richardson not chosen for relay team, USTAF confirmsAmerican star tested positive for marijuana at US trialsBanned sprinter Sha’Carri Richardson was not on the Olympic roster released Tuesday by USA Track and Field, a decision that means the American c…

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USA women go 44 games unbeaten with rout of Mexico in final Olympic tune-up

World champions win 4-0 over Mexico in Olympic tune-upHoran, Lloyd and Heath score before 27,758 in East HartfordUSWNT have gone 44 games unbeaten (40 wins, four draws)Tobin Heath scored her second goal in as many games and the United States defeated M…

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‘The rules are the rules’: Biden addresses Sha’Carri Richardson’s suspension

American tested positive for marijuana at US trialsTexan has been hailed as most exciting sprinter since BoltRichardson may still run in 4x100m relay in TokyoUS president Joe Biden weighed in on the suspension of sprinter Sha’Carri Richardson over mari…

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‘The rules are the rules’: Biden addresses Sha’Carri Richardson’s suspension

American tested positive for marijuana at US trialsTexan has been hailed as most exciting sprinter since BoltRichardson may still run in 4x100m relay in TokyoUS president Joe Biden weighed in on the suspension of sprinter Sha’Carri Richardson over mari…

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Sha’Carri Richardson reportedly out of Olympic 100m after positive cannabis test

American star reportedly tested positive after US Olympic trialsRichardson ran 10.86sec to establish herself as gold contenderAmerican sprinter Sha’Carri Richardson has tested positive for cannabis, sources have told Reuters, and she is unlikely to get…

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Sha’Carri Richardson reportedly out of Olympic 100m after positive cannabis test

American star reportedly tested positive after US Olympic trialsRichardson ran 10.86sec to establish herself as gold contenderAmerican sprinter Sha’Carri Richardson has tested positive for cannabis, sources have told Reuters, and she is unlikely to get…

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‘Father Time takes its toll’: LeBron James’s Olympic career almost certainly over

USA Basketball chief says star unlikely to add to two goldsKevin Durant heads up US team for Tokyo OlympicsLeBron James is unlikely to add a third Olympic gold medal to his long list of career achievements, according to USA Basketball managing director…

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‘Father Time takes its toll’: LeBron James’s Olympic career almost certainly over

USA Basketball chief says star unlikely to add to two goldsKevin Durant heads up US team for Tokyo OlympicsLeBron James is unlikely to add a third Olympic gold medal to his long list of career achievements, according to USA Basketball managing director…

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Sydney McLaughlin shatters 400m hurdles world record at US Olympic trials

21-year-old is first woman to go under 52 seconds in eventWin sets up mouthwatering clash with Dalilah MuhammadSydney McLaughlin finally outraced Dalilah Muhammad to earn victory, and the 400m hurdles world record, at the US Olympic trials on Sunday ni…

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Simone Biles overcomes rocky night to lock down US Olympic team spot

Biles joined by Sunisa Lee, Jordan Chiles, Grace McCallumLee posts higher all-around score than Biles in surpriseSimone Biles’ Olympic encore is finally here.The reigning world and Olympic gymnastics champion locked up her spot in Tokyo by easily winni…

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Simone Biles overcomes rocky night to lock down US Olympic team spot

Biles joined by Sunisa Lee, Jordan Chiles, Grace McCallumLee posts higher all-around score than Biles in surpriseSimone Biles’ Olympic encore is finally here.The reigning world and Olympic gymnastics champion locked up her spot in Tokyo by easily winni…

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Gwen Berry turns away from anthem at US Olympic trials and says she was ‘set up’

Hammer thrower has long history of protest against injusticeAnthem was played later than usual on Saturday nightOlympic hammer thrower Gwen Berry has said she was “set up” after turning away from the national anthem during the medal ceremony at the US …

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Allyson Felix wins another victory for mothers by claiming Tokyo Olympics spot | Andy Bull

After the traumatic birth of her daughter the 35-year-old took on both Nike and the US government before earning a shot at a record 10th Olympic medal on the trackSome mornings the car won’t start, the baby’s crying, the girl won’t eat her breakfast, t…