Archive for the ‘Sports/Olympics/Rio Olympic 2016/Basketball’ Category

Canadian women’s basketball team stays perfect in Rio

Wednesday, August 10th, 2016

Canada's women's basketball team improved to 3-0 in pool play at the Rio Olympics by beating Senegal 68-58 Wednesday.

Another game, another blowout for U.S. men’s basketball team

Monday, August 8th, 2016

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 step toward a possible third straight gold medal.

USA Basketball ‘Living the Dream’ in Rio

Saturday, August 6th, 2016
Silver Cloud at Rio 2016

Team USA Basketball have again opted for lavish digs far from the other teams in Rio: It is staying on a nine-deck cruise ship, the Silversea Silver Cloud, moored at Port Maua.

Carmelo Anthony says U.S. team needs to move on after brothel visit

Saturday, August 6th, 2016

Carmelo Anthony told reporters his team needed to move on after TMZ reported several players visited a legal brothel in Rio.

United States routs China in men’s basketball

Saturday, August 6th, 2016

The U.S. Olympic men's basketball team began its charge toward a third straight gold medal with a 119-62 rout of China on Saturday. Kevin Durant scored 25 points and Demarcus Cousins added 17 for the win.

Canadian women’s basketball team starts strong with win over China

Saturday, August 6th, 2016

The Canadian women's basketball team begins their Olympic campaign with emphatic 22-point win over eighth-ranked China.

U.S. women’s basketball: A unique culture

Thursday, July 28th, 2016

When it comes to U.S.A. Basketball, it's the men's side that gets most of the glory. But it can be argued that the ladies have been just as dominant.

Diana Taurasi seeks 4th straight Olympic basketball gold with U.S.

Thursday, July 28th, 2016

Diana Taurasi has accomplished plenty on the hardcourt but, at 34, is as hungry for success as ever. At the Rio Summer Games, she’ll attempt to lead the United States women’s basketball team to a fourth straight Olympic title.

Warriors’ Draymond Green settles assault case before Rio

Friday, July 22nd, 2016

Lawyers say Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green will pay $560 US for a noise violation in a deal that gets rid of a misdemeanour assault-and-battery charge in East Lansing, Michigan.

Stephen Curry regrets missing Rio Olympics

Thursday, July 21st, 2016
APTOPIX NBA Finals Cavaliers Warriors Basketball

Two-time NBA MVP Stephen Curry said the injuries he suffered during the playoffs forced him to pull out of the Rio Olympics, a decision that still does not sit well with him.