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  • 'What's Done Is Done': Carmelo Anthony Says Team Must Move on After Reports of Brothel Visit

    08/07/2016 7:30:48 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 37 replies
    NBC NewYork ^ | 8-7-16 | unattributed
    Carmelo Anthony said his U.S. men's basketball teammates need to accept responsibility and move on after reports that three players visited a legal brothel in Rio de Janeiro. "What's done is done. We have time off and guys did what they did. We accept those responsibilities and move on," said Anthony, a four-time Olympian and the elder statesmen of the team. The Americans dominated China 119-62 on Saturday. Anthony was responding to questions about a TMZ report that several players thought they were walking into a spa on their day off Wednesday night, but wound up in a brothel.
  • US Sees Risk of Terrorism for China Olympics

    04/27/2008 7:13:46 PM PDT · by JACKRUSSELL · 8 replies · 104+ views
    The Associated Press / Google News ^ | April 25, 2008 | By Matthew Lee
    (WASHINGTON) — The State Department says terrorists may want to disrupt this summer's Olympics in China and warned of a heightened risk of terrorist attacks there in the coming months. In a travel alert Friday, the department said that despite increased Chinese security measures, Americans who plan to attend the Games or who live in China should use caution at all times, especially in large crowds. "There is a heightened risk that extremist groups will conduct terrorist acts within China in the near future," the alert said. "In light of these security concerns, U.S. citizens traveling in China are advised...
  • China: Food at Olympics is safe: Officials (looming food fight?)

    02/22/2008 7:40:21 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 35 replies · 94+ views
    China Daily ^ | 02/22/08
    Food at Olympics is safe: Officials By Zhu Zhe (China Daily) Updated: 2008-02-22 06:51 Beijing Thursday reaffirmed the safety of food at the Olympic Games after media reports that the US contingent plans to prepare its own meals at the Games due to safety concerns. "We've made great efforts to ensure safe supplies for the Games and we hope athletes dine together," Kang Yi, chief of the food division of the Games services department, told a press conference. "If the US delegation is not at these gatherings, I would personally regret it," she said. Some foreign media including The New...
  • US to take own food to Olympics

    02/21/2008 6:03:20 AM PST · by yankeedame · 87 replies · 175+ views
    BBC.com ^ | Thursday, 21 February 2008 | staff writer
    Last Updated: Thursday, 21 February 2008, 11:21 GMT US to take own food to Olympics By James Reynolds BBC News, Beijing China's Olympic food China has expressed regret that the US has decided not to trust its food during this summer's Olympic Games. The US delegation has said it is planning to bring its own food for American athletes. At a news conference in Beijing, a senior official, Kang Yi, said it was a pity that the US had apparently decided not to trust China's food. Ms Kang insisted that the food served to athletes at the Olympics would exceed...
  • Wary U.S. Olympians Will Bring Food to China

    02/09/2008 6:45:58 PM PST · by JACKRUSSELL · 13 replies · 129+ views
    The New York Times ^ | February 9, 2008 | By Ben Shpigel
    (COLORADO SPRINGS) — When a caterer working for the United States Olympic Committee went to a supermarket in China last year, he encountered a piece of chicken — half of a breast — that measured 14 inches. “Enough to feed a family of eight,” said Frank Puleo, a caterer from Staten Island who has traveled to China to handle food-related issues. “We had it tested and it was so full of steroids that we never could have given it to athletes. They all would have tested positive.” In preparing to take a delegation of more than 600 athletes to the...
  • Police investigate shooting after U.S.-Mexico soccer match

    02/07/2008 11:00:35 AM PST · by Snickering Hound · 6 replies · 56+ views
    HOUSTON — Police are investigating the shooting of two men who were wounded in a parking lot outside Reliant Stadium after a soccer match between the U.S. and Mexico. It was unclear why the shots were fired outside the stadium where about 70,000 fans attended Wednesday night's 2-2 tie, police spokesman John Cannon said. The victims reported seeing someone pull a weapon out of a vehicle and start shooting, and other witnesses told police that someone had thrown a beer at that car just before the shooting. Raul Edgar Belmon, 28, and Manuel Elgua, 36, both of Houston, were shot...
  • United States wins first Davis Cup title since 1995

    12/01/2007 3:00:29 PM PST · by nypokerface · 7 replies · 121+ views
    ESPN ^ | 12/01/07
    Bob and Mike Bryan beat the Russian doubles team of Nikolay Davydenko and Igor Andreev in straight sets to clinch the Davis Cup final for the United States on Saturday in Portland, Ore. It's the 32nd Davis Cup title for the U.S., but its first since 1995. Russia was looking to become the first country to repeat as Davis Cup champions since Sweden in 1997-98.
  • Viva America! US Kicks Cuba's Butt To Win Baseball World Cup (USA No 1 Alert)

    11/19/2007 12:21:07 PM PST · by goldstategop · 19 replies · 207+ views
    Debbie Schlussel.com ^ | 11/19/2007 | Debbie Schlussel
    or the first time since 1974, the U.S. won baseball's World Cup. And to put the whip cream and cherry on top, we also ended Cuba's winning streak of nine straight titles. The U.S. beat Cuba 6-3. This bodes very well for the U.S. Olympic Baseball Team. Congrats to Team USA's Jayson Nix and Jason Jaramillo--who got two runs each--and Pitcher Brian Duensing, who was nearly perfect through the first three innings, yielding just one hit. In the past, Cuba has engaged in dirty tricks to win, but the U.S. was prepared, according to the Team USA website: Knowing Cuba...
  • No Hope: Angry U.S. goalie booted off team

    09/29/2007 11:57:48 PM PDT · by L.A.Justice · 9 replies · 150+ views
    The Sports Network ^ | 9/29/07 | Unknown
    Shanghai, China (Sports Network) - U.S. goalie Hope Solo, who criticized coach Greg Ryan and veteran teammate Brianna Scurry on Thursday, will not even be on the bench for Sunday's third-place match against Norway in the World Cup. After the United States lost 4-0 to Brazil on Thursday - its worst loss ever - Solo said it was the "wrong decision" to bench her in favor of Scurry for the semifinal match. She went on to criticize Scurry, who led the United States in the last three World Cups but didn't play in the first four games of this year's...
  • U.S. beats Sweden 2-0 on Wambach goals (GO USA!)

    09/14/2007 10:54:39 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 17 replies · 469+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Sept 14 2007 | Associated Press
    CHENGDU, China - Playing with a sore toe and 11 stitches in her head doesn't seem to bother Abby Wambach. The top U.S. striker scored both goals Friday in a 2-0 victory over Sweden in the women's World Cup. She now has three in two games, and the win puts the No. 1-ranked Americans in good position to make the quarterfinals.
  • Women's National Team Unveils New 2007 World Cup Jerseys [not red, white, and blue enough!]

    09/08/2007 8:36:45 AM PDT · by SelectiveJNJ · 68 replies · 1,821+ views
    ussoccer.com ^ | June 21, 2007 | Press Release
    <p>In a celebration of women's sports on the 35th anniversary of Title IX, U.S. Soccer and Nike unveiled the new U.S. Women's National Team uniforms...</p> <p>The uniform features a solid gold torso, marking the first time the U.S. Women have worn a color other than red, white or blue as their primary color. The new kit has a gold-outlined U.S. Soccer crest over the left chest and a gold collar, and features white and blue trim on the right sleeve and red and blue trim on the left sleeve.</p>
  • U.S. women win team title at 2007 World Championships

    09/05/2007 8:25:39 PM PDT · by TxCopper · 3 replies · 433+ views
    The A.P. ^ | 9/5/07
    Nastia Liukin couldn't watch, for she knew she might be the one who had let another world title slip away. Meanwhile, Alicia Sacramone couldn't wait. She wanted to get out on the floor, show 'em what she had, and see if it was good enough to save the day. Sacramone did it, coming through with a floor routine full of attitude and glitz, one good enough to rally the Americans to a world championship Wednesday and prove that winning gold medals in gymnastics is more about determination than perfection
  • Lawmaker Concerned About Safety Of U-S Olympic Athletes In China

    08/23/2007 6:54:44 AM PDT · by Calpernia · 8 replies · 447+ views
    Millennium Radio New Jersey ^ | Thursday, August 23, 2007 | By: Kevin McArdle
    Olympic games are scheduled for September 8-24 in Beijing, China and that has one New Jersey lawmaker worried about the safety of U-S athletes who will be competing. Assemblyman Neil Cohen says, "60-80% of Chinese products or products that we make here that have Chinese components are subject to recall." The recall of popular children's toys is making big news, but that is not what concerns Cohen. He points out that beef, chicken, fish, unfiltrated water, vegetables and toothpaste have been recalled. He is sending a letter to U.S. Olympic officials telling them that when our competitors head to China,...
  • China assures food safety for athletes at 2008 Beijing Olympics

    07/10/2007 1:49:30 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 24 replies · 518+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/10/07 | AP
    BEIJING (AP) -- Despite food safety problems, China says athletes, coaches and officials at the 2008 Beijing Olympics can be assured of healthy meals. "All the procedures involving Olympic food, including production, processing, packaging, storing and transporting will be closely monitored," Sun Wenxu, an official with the State Administration for Industry and Commerce, said Tuesday. China has come under international pressure to boost food safety and monitoring mechanisms following repeated scandals over contaminated Chinese food exports. That has underscored chronic problems with adulterated ingredients and fake products in the domestic food supply, raising questions of how well China can guarantee...
  • U.S. thoroughly deserving of victory in Gold Cup

    06/24/2007 8:41:13 PM PDT · by RKV · 11 replies · 686+ views
    ESPN ^ | 24 June 2007 | Jeff Carlisle
    Over the years, every time the United States has beaten Mexico, the score has been accompanied by Mexican claims that the result was undeserved. "We're still better than you," was the underlying message. To be fair, there was an element of truth in this. On many of those occasions, Mexico owned the ball while the U.S. rode its luck, bunkering in for long stretches. But in the aftermath of the Americans' 2-1 triumph over Mexico in the Gold Cup final, there can be no such caveats. On this day, the U.S. was thoroughly deserving of its triumph. Tom Fluegge/US Presswire/Other...
  • USA WINS GOLD CUP!!!!! 2-1 Over Mexico

    06/24/2007 2:01:56 PM PDT · by dfwgator · 68 replies · 1,023+ views
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    Anyone who thinks soccer is boring, missed a great match today. It's always great to beat Mexico at their game.
  • U.S. Olympian and Two-Time Gold Medalist Bob Mathias Passes Away

    09/02/2006 8:02:47 PM PDT · by lunarbicep · 25 replies · 948+ views
    usocpressbox.org ^ | September 2, 2006 | Jeff Howard
    The United States Olympic Committee learned earlier today of the passing of Olympic champion Bob Mathias. He was a two-time Olympic gold medalist, competing in the sport of decathlon at the 1948 and 1952 Olympic Games. Mathias passed away today at his home in Fresno, Calif., at the age of 75. Mathias’ positive impact on the Olympic Movement started at the 1948 Olympic Games in London, England, where at the age of 17 he became the youngest Olympic gold medalist in a track and field event. Mathias’ feat was even more remarkable and legendary considering that it was only his...
  • Another kind of Turin excellence

    03/10/2006 9:29:43 PM PST · by Coleus · 1 replies · 252+ views
    CERC ^ | 02.26.06 | Fr. RAYMOND DE SOUZA
    The blend of youth, athleticism, excellence and Turin fuelled the remarkable life Pier Giorgio Frassati. He died in 1925, but would have been right at home with today's Olympians in the streets of his hometown and in the mountains which he loved. St. Pier Giorgio Frassati(1901-1925) A staple of Olympic television coverage is the oftmaligned personal profile, the saccharine pieces that tell the dramatic tales behind the athletes. True enough, the drama often descends to melodrama, and the search for tragedy is rather forced. But on balance they are endearing to watch. Usually, the striking thing is not whatever calamity...
  • Americans are sore losers (Soccer)

    06/23/2006 11:55:27 AM PDT · by jamesm113 · 274 replies · 3,867+ views
    Cox News Service ^ | June 23, 2006 | Mike Knobbler
    NUREMBERG, Germany - They fell behind. They complained about the referees. They scored only one goal. That's what the U.S. men's soccer team did here in Thursday's 2-1 loss to Ghana, and that's what the Americans accomplished in a winless World Cup. The team that reached the quarterfinals four years ago and entered this tournament ranked fifth showed it isn't one of the world's top five or eight teams. "We've got a long way to go to be consistently competitive with the best teams in the world. We know that," said Sunil Gulati, president of U.S. Soccer. "We can play...
  • 2006 WORLD CUP - Day 15 Thread - Groups G and H conclude

    06/23/2006 6:51:15 AM PDT · by soccer_maniac · 160 replies · 2,274+ views
    MLSnet.com ^ | 6-23-06 | MLSnet.com
    Spain will open the games, playing against Saudi Arabia in Kaiserslautern at 9:55 a.m. ET on ESPN and Ukraine will face Tunisia at the same time in Berlin (ESPN2). Ukraine goes into the game against Tunisia knowing that it determines its own destiny. A victory will guarantee passage, but a draw could set up the possibility of another tie-breaking situation on goal difference. Tunisia, meanwhile, which hasn't won a World Cup game since its debut in 1978, has to defeat Ukraine and hope that Saudi Arabia does not defeat Spain by a large margin. France will play against Togo in...