Team USA

Kevin Durant, center, and teammate Draymond Green, left, had a lot of fun dismantling the Chinese national team as members of the USA Olympics Basketball team. Durant received a warm welcome from the fans at Oracle on Tuesday when he scored the game's first 10 points. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

Durant adored by Oracle crowd, Team USA rolls

OAKLAND — USA Basketball beat China 107-57 on Tuesday in a pre-Olympics…

 

Draymond Green has come under fire for making a litany of silly mistakes over the past few months. But let's not overreact to some garden-variety missteps. (Ben Margot/AP)

Stay you, Draymond

Golden State Warriors all-star Draymond Green is back with Team USA in…

 

Ashton Locklear, from left, celebrates with Lauren Hernandez, Madison Kocian, Gabrielle Douglas, Ragan Smith and MyKayla Skinner after the women’s U.S. Olympic gymnastics trials in San Jose on Sunday. (Gregory Bull/AP)

U.S. Olympic gymnastics team finalized in San Jose

SAN JOSE — After two days of intense competition, the United States…

 

After a dismal NBA Finals, Harrison Barnes will play for Team USA in the upcoming Summer Olympics. (Tony Dejak/AP)

The Senator commits to play for Team USA

Add another Golden State Warrior to the Team USA roster for the…

After a dismal NBA Finals, Harrison Barnes will play for Team USA in the upcoming Summer Olympics. (Tony Dejak/AP)
Before they were perennial all stars and and household names, Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson were international basketball champions. As members of Team USA, the Splash Brothers beat Serbia in the final World Basketball match at the Palacio de los Deportes stadium in Madrid, Spain, in 2014.  (Daniel Ochoa de Olza/AP)

Curry decides NBA legacy trumps quest for gold medal

The Greatest Basketball Player on Earth will not be representing the United…

Before they were perennial all stars and and household names, Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson were international basketball champions. As members of Team USA, the Splash Brothers beat Serbia in the final World Basketball match at the Palacio de los Deportes stadium in Madrid, Spain, in 2014.  (Daniel Ochoa de Olza/AP)
Wilfredo Lee/APUnited States' Eric Hosmer (35) is safe at first base as Dominican Republic first baseman Edwin Encarnacion is unable to hold on to the ball during the sixth inning of a second-round game of the World Baseball Classic on Thursday. Jose Reyes was charged with a throwing error.

Dominicans beat United States in WBC, 3-1

MIAMI (AP) — Horns honked, percussion pulsed and school kids squealed. Miami…

Wilfredo Lee/APUnited States' Eric Hosmer (35) is safe at first base as Dominican Republic first baseman Edwin Encarnacion is unable to hold on to the ball during the sixth inning of a second-round game of the World Baseball Classic on Thursday. Jose Reyes was charged with a throwing error.
Wilfredo Lee/APUnited States' Ryan Braun (8) slides safely into home to score on a double by Joe Mauer against Puerto Rico catcher Yadier Molina.

US beats Puerto Rico 7-1 in World Baseball Classic

MIAMI (AP) — Gio Gonzalez gave Team USA its best start yet,…

Wilfredo Lee/APUnited States' Ryan Braun (8) slides safely into home to score on a double by Joe Mauer against Puerto Rico catcher Yadier Molina.
AP File PhotoPlaying in the World Baseball Classic was a no brainer for the Blue Jays’ veteran knuckleballer R.A. Dickey.

WBC start a privilege for Blue Jay's R.A. Dickey

PHOENIX — Many big-name pitchers found reason to say no to the…

AP File PhotoPlaying in the World Baseball Classic was a no brainer for the Blue Jays’ veteran knuckleballer R.A. Dickey.
Getty Images File PhotoAmericans should take more notice of Team USA playing in the World Baseball Classic.

World Baseball Classic has redeeming qualities

Talk to Joe Thornton, Patrick Marleau or Dan Boyle and they will…

Getty Images File PhotoAmericans should take more notice of Team USA playing in the World Baseball Classic.
Christopher Hanewinckel/ReutersUSA forward Abby Wambach (14) celebrates with her gold medal after defeating Japan in the gold medal match during the London 2012 Olympic Games at Wembley Stadium.

U.S. atones for its loss in World Cup against Japan by winning Olympic title

The United States won its third successive women’s Olympic soccer title by…

Christopher Hanewinckel/ReutersUSA forward Abby Wambach (14) celebrates with her gold medal after defeating Japan in the gold medal match during the London 2012 Olympic Games at Wembley Stadium.
Robert Deutsch/USA TODAYGabby Douglas of Team USA

‘Flying squirrel’ takes off

LONDON — When Gabby Douglas arrived at the London Olympics all she…

Robert Deutsch/USA TODAYGabby Douglas of Team USA
Andrew P. Scott/USA Today SportsMichael Phelps

Phelps reaches another milestone with 200 IM win

Michael Phelps became the first male swimmer to win the same event…

Andrew P. Scott/USA Today SportsMichael Phelps
Richard Mackson/US PRESSWIREUSA players including Anthony Davis (14) and Deron Williams celebrate after defeating Tunisia in the men's preliminary game during the London 2012 Olympic Games at Basketball Arena.

U.S. shakes off sluggish start to steamroll Tunisia

Tunisia slowed down the dazzling U.S. men’s basketball team in the first…

Richard Mackson/US PRESSWIREUSA players including Anthony Davis (14) and Deron Williams celebrate after defeating Tunisia in the men's preliminary game during the London 2012 Olympic Games at Basketball Arena.
Photo by Stanley Chou/Getty ImagesAcrobatic play: Abby Wambach performs a bicycle kick during Tursday's victory against North Korea.

Wambach's goal enough for America

The United States women’s soccer team clinched the top spot in Group…

Photo by Stanley Chou/Getty ImagesAcrobatic play: Abby Wambach performs a bicycle kick during Tursday's victory against North Korea.
Richard Mackson/US PRESSWIREMissy Franklin holds up an American flag after winning a gold medal in the women's 100m backstroke finals during the London 2012 Olympic Games at Aquatics Centre.

17-year-old American takes gold in 100 backstroke

If Olympic success comes as naturally to Missy Franklin as exuberance and…

Richard Mackson/US PRESSWIREMissy Franklin holds up an American flag after winning a gold medal in the women's 100m backstroke finals during the London 2012 Olympic Games at Aquatics Centre.
Robert Deutsch/USA TODAYJohn Orozco competes on the high bar in the men's team final during the 2012 London Olympic Games at North Greenwich Arena.

Nightmare for Orozco as U.S. men slump

U.S. gymnast John Orozco endured successive disasters as the United States slumped…

Robert Deutsch/USA TODAYJohn Orozco competes on the high bar in the men's team final during the 2012 London Olympic Games at North Greenwich Arena.
Jamie Squire/Getty ImagesDana Vollmer of the United States celebrates after winning the gold medal and setting a new world record time of 55.98 seconds in the Women's 100m Butterfly final on Day 2 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre.

Former Cal star breaks world record en route to winning 100 butterfly

When former Cal standout Dana Vollmer stepped on to the Olympic podium…

Jamie Squire/Getty ImagesDana Vollmer of the United States celebrates after winning the gold medal and setting a new world record time of 55.98 seconds in the Women's 100m Butterfly final on Day 2 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre.
Jeff Mitchell/Getty ImagesOlympic Stadium in London

Lavish ceremony to kick off Olympics

All eyes turn to London today for the opening ceremony of the…

Jeff Mitchell/Getty ImagesOlympic Stadium in London
Martin Rose/Getty ImagesAlex Morgan

Ex-Cal standout Alex Morgan will lead Team USA women's soccer against France

At first glance, Alex Morgan looks like one of those people who…

Martin Rose/Getty ImagesAlex Morgan

You think Americans don’t watch soccer?

Think again: Note that many of the larger and more boisterous crowds…