National Basketball Association champion LeBron James has decided to withdraw from U.S. Olympic basketball team consideration for the Rio Olympics, the cleveland.com website reported on Thursday.
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Golfer Rory McIlroy became one of the most high-profile sports stars to opt out of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics because of concerns about the Zika virus, saying Wednesday it is “a risk I am unwilling to take.”
The USA Men’s National Team’s basketball exhibition game against Argentina at T-Mobile Arena on July 22 will tip off at 6 p.m., USA Basketball announced Tuesday.
World athletics’ governing body decided on Friday to maintain its doping ban on all Russian athletes, Russia’s athletics federation said, leaving the country’s hopes of competing in the Rio Olympics dependent on Olympic chiefs.
July 22 will mark the new venue’s first competitive basketball game. Tickets for the USA Basketball exhibition game at T-Mobile Arena against Argentina will go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday.
Stephen Curry has withdrawn from consideration from the Olympics, leaving the U.S. basketball team without the NBA’s MVP.
All four cities trying to host the 2024 Games have advanced to the next stage of campaigning with the International Olympic Committee finding no major flaws in their bids, it said on Thursday.
USA Boxing executive director Mike Martino said no pro boxers will represent the country in Rio de Janeiro, saying the process is too far along at this point in choosing the team.
Nearly two dozen athletes tested positive in reanalysis of their doping samples from the 2012 London Olympics, adding to the more than 30 already caught in retesting from the 2008 Beijing Games.
The 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team’s victory over the Soviet Union is forever remembered as the “Miracle on Ice.”
Thirty-one athletes from six sports could be banned from this year’s Rio de Janeiro Olympics after 454 doping samples were re-tested from the 2008 Beijing Olympics, the International Olympic Committee said on Tuesday.
French prosecutors said Thursday that $2 million tied to Tokyo’s winning bid for the 2020 Olympics was apparently paid to an account linked to the son of the disgraced former IAAF president in the months immediately before and after the Japanese capital won the games.
As the team physician for the Dream Team, Dr. David Fischer was up close with the most star-studded team ever assembled as they rolled through the Barcelona Olympics in 1992.
German paralympic cyclist Denise Schindler hopes to race with a 3D-printed leg prosthesis in Rio de Janeiro in September.
Do you know of a local athlete who will be competing for a spot in an Olympics Trial or already has secured a spot? Do you know a coach or a trainer or a doctor from the area who will be working with athletes in Rio?
USA Basketball will begin its pre-Olympics exhibition tour against Argentina on July 22 in Las Vegas.
At first, it sounded as if Manny Pacquiao was playing an April Fool’s Day joke on everyone when he said he would consider fighting in the Olympics. But the eight-time world champion was serious.
A Utah judge has dismissed domestic violence and assault charges against Olympic gold-medal skier Picabo Street.
Vashti Cunningham, daughter of former NFL quarterback Randall Cunningham, became the youngest high jump champion ever at the world indoor track and field championships Sunday.
Vashti Cunningham, the daughter of former UNLV and NFL quarterback Randall Cunningham, posted a world-leading mark in the high jump and now faces the decision of whether to turn professional as she prepares for the Olympic Trials.
South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius cannot challenge his conviction for the murder of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, a spokesman for the prosecuting authorities said on Thursday.
Striker Alex Morgan scored a hat-trick as the United States booked a place in the Rio Olympic women's soccer tournament with a 5-0 demolition of Trinidad and Tobago in a semi-final at the CONCACAF qualifying tournament in Houston on Friday.
Los Angeles has submitted the first installment of the city's bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics, focusing on cost efficiency to host the Games.
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