New Zealand FIBA Team Does Haka Dance, Confuses Team USA Players

Like all good New Zealand national teams, these dudes started off their FIBA World Cup game against Team USA with a bitchin' haka dance. Haka dances are never not cool, and this one comes with the added bonus of the camera capturing a few American players looking on, befuddled and perhaps a bit terrified. » 9/02/14 1:45pm 9/02/14 1:45pm

Steph Curry Is Not Trying To Mess With Kenneth Faried

Stephen Curry was putting on a nice little run of dunks before last night's Blue-White scrimmage, but then Kenneth Faried one-upped him with a between-the-legs dunk. Curry, who was watching from behind the three-point line, makes like he's gonna give it a whirl but thinks better of it, cooly draining a three instead. » 8/02/14 5:20pm 8/02/14 5:20pm

Photos: Teammates React To Paul George's Gruesome Leg Injury

Paul George suffered a horrifying leg injury during Team USA's Blue-White scrimmage last night that left the entire arena in silence and, his teammates specifically, in sympathetic anguish. Paul tweeted after the game and was in positive spirits, but it's impossible not feel for him, even more so as a fellow athlete… » 8/02/14 9:29am 8/02/14 9:29am

Why Is T.J. Oshie So Good In The Shootout?

T.J. Oshie is on Team USA for his shootout prowess. This is no secret. The behind-the-scenes looks at the roster selection make clear that the committee ranked him behind other forwards like Brandon Saad on pure skill, but put him on the team anyway because he's deadly when going one-on-one with a goalie. The wisdom… » 2/20/14 1:34pm 2/20/14 1:34pm

Roy Hibbert Can Never Play For Team USA, And It's All Jamaica's Fault

The United States Olympic basketball team, finding itself short on centers, wanted to add Indiana Pacers big man Roy Hibbert to its roster before the 2012 summer games. There was just one problem: Hibbert belonged to the Jamaican national team. On this week's excerpt from Slate's Hang Up and Listen podcast, Josh Levin… » 6/14/13 6:06pm 6/14/13 6:06pm

Have Rio's U.S. Gymnastics Darlings Already Arrived? Meet Katelyn…

WORCESTER, Mass.—None of the stars from the "Fierce Five," the highly meme-able gold medal team from the London Games, competed in Worcester for the American Cup last weekend. The American Cup is the only international gymnastics competition held in the U.S., but these girls are still on the final leg of London promo:… » 3/06/13 4:30pm 3/06/13 4:30pm

Today's The Anniversary Of That Other Miracle On Ice

Last Friday was the anniversary of the Miracle on Ice, the U.S.'s semifinal win over a terrifying Russian side at the 1980 Olympics. It was noted, as it is every year, since it's the greatest moment in American hockey history, and marketable too—Mike Eruzione took the auspicious day to auction off all his Olympic gear. » 2/28/13 11:30am 2/28/13 11:30am

Team USA Wins Basketball Gold, Beats Spain, Gets Mike Krzyzewski To Do…

Gold for the 2012 Dream Team proved to be a bit more elusive than expected, as foul trouble and a pesky Spanish team led to a 107-100 win, one locked up by a clever Chris Paul drive that led to coach Mike Krzyzewski leaping into the air as if he'd just purchased a Toyota. He's stepping down after today to allow… » 8/12/12 1:31pm 8/12/12 1:31pm

Ryan Lochte Update: Ryan Lochte Is Hanging Out With Ludacris At The…

Here's a photo of Ryan Lochte watching Team USA square off against Argentina (where the referees seem to have placed their chips on "untimely player death" and Team USA is dominating) with famous American rapper/star of 2 Fast 2 Furious Chris "Ludacris" Bridges. The other guy is apparently also a swimmer. » 8/06/12 6:58pm 8/06/12 6:58pm

Team USA Just Barely Survived A Gut Check From Lithuania

The final score—99-94—doesn't tell the whole story: Lithuania had a lead in the fourth quarter, and there were moments where it looked like just about everything that could go wrong for the US team would: atrocious free throw shooting, no rhythm from outside, easy scores for Lithuania's guards, and Coach K making that… » 8/04/12 11:48am 8/04/12 11:48am