Last week's Paris killings have raised fears about the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil, a country with so little history of terrorism that the president has played down the chance of an attack and legislators long resisted bills to make it a crime.
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Russia could be banned from international athletics, including the 2016 Olympic Games, after an anti-doping commission report on Monday alleged widespread corruption and collusion that added up to a state-sponsored drugs culture in a sporting superpower.
Las Vegas, known as the town of free-standing sporting events, will host the World Men's Curling Championships in 2018.
USA Basketball announced Friday that longtime San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich has been selected to replace Mike Krzyzewski as coach of the men's national team.
U.S. Olympic skier Gus Kenworthy, who won a silver medal at last year's Sochi Olympics, came out as gay in a cover story for ESPN The Magazine published on Thursday, making him the first openly gay action sports athlete.
Five additional sports — baseball/softball, karate, skateboarding, sports climbing and surfing — have been recommended by the organizers of the Tokyo Olympics for inclusion at the 2020 Summer Games, it was announced on Monday.
Five cities are in the running to stage the 2024 Olympic Games.
During the spring of 1980, Lee Kemp, a celebrated amateur wrestler from the University of Wisconsin, had an Afro and a dream.
Los Angeles was selected on Tuesday as the American candidate city that will bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics after Boston pulled out of the race in July, the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) said.
More than five years have passed since then-18-year-old Kawhi Leonard scored 16 points and grabbed 21 rebounds to lead San Diego State over UNLV for the 2010 Mountain West Tournament championship at the Thomas & Mack Center.
Since 2006, USA Basketball's men's national team has found a summer home in Las Vegas. But when the organization unveiled plans a couple of years ago to build a new headquarters in Tempe, Ariz., the fear was the move from Colorado Springs, Colo., to Tempe also would mean saying goodbye to Las Vegas.
They tend to live in the moment around USA Basketball. Never reacting much to the past, rarely predicting the future. They also don't seem to hold grudges. At least not against one of the world's best players.
UNLV basketball coach Dave Rice spoke from a hallway adjacent to the Mendenhall Center's practice courts, several of his players gathering inside that doorway as the likes of James Harden and Kevin Durant and Dwight Howard and Carmelo Anthony and Chris Paul competed in drills. They watched every dribble, soaked in every pass.
It was the summer of 1992, and Tom Thibodeau was trying to work his way up in the NBA. He had spent the prior season serving as an advance scout for the Seattle SuperSonics. Now, he was in San Antonio as an assistant for Jerry Tarkanian, who at age 62 was a rookie head coach with the Spurs.
LeBron James showed up Wednesday, practiced with the rest of the USA Basketball men's national team and left the Las Vegas minicamp later in the evening, his commitment to Team USA for the summer having been fulfilled.
Thirty four of the world's top NBA players returned to Las Vegas this week for the USA National Team's minicamp from August 11 to 13.
When USA Basketball finalizes its roster for next summer's Olympics in Brazil, there will be no shortage of players who can score. But there will be a need for someone who can rebound and defend, someone who can make a play that may not necessarily show up on the score sheet. Is Draymond Green that someone?
Thirty-five years after Jim Craig helped lead the United States hockey team to a gold medal at the 1980 Olympics, the "Miracle on Ice" goaltender is hoping to make another impossible dream come true by selling all his memorabilia from the Lake Placid Games in one 19-item lot for $5.7 million.
Beijing was chosen by the International Olympic Committee to host the 2022 Winter Olympics on Friday, becoming the first city to be awarded both the summer and winter Games.
The International Olympic Committee said Tuesday it remains confident the United States will deliver a bid to host the 2024 Summer Games despite Boston's withdrawal a day earlier.
Boston has rescinded its bid to host the 2024 Olympics, leaving the U.S. Olympic Committee looking for another city to compete against potential international hosts.
Japan appears set to proceed with a controversial design — likened by some critics to a giant bike helmet — for its centerpiece stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, despite heated objections to the project, an official said Wednesday.
Paris on Tuesday officially announced its bid to host the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games and bring the global sports event back to the French capital for the first time in a century.
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