Dick Weiss

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    Jordan changes the rules as Team USA defeats Spain

    RIO DE JANEIRO– It’s fair to say that 6-11 1/2, 265-pound center DeAndre Jordan of the Los Angeles Clippers has been the biggest surprise of this United States Olympic team. Jordan, who was not selected to last year’s NBA All Star game, was a surprise choice as a first team All NBA...

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    Diana Taurasi Sets the Standard for Team USA Olympic Women’s Basketball team

    RIO DE JANEIRO — The United States’ Women’s Senior national team may be too good for its own good. Team USA brushed away France, 86-67, here last night in the Olympic semi-finals at Carioca Arena I to advance to Saturday afternoon’s Olympic gold medal game against Spain. If they win their sixth...

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    Team USA rediscovers its Rhythm in Olympic rout of Argentina

    RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil– Kevin Durant is the most gifted offensive player on Team USA’s Olympic basketball team. But there has been times during the early stages of this tournament when he looked like a missing superstar who was holding his scoring ego in check. The Golden State Warriors’ versatile 6-10 All...

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    Team USA Cruises past Japan with Huge Second Half

    RIO DE JANEIRO — That’s 47 consecutive Olympic victories and counting. The United States’ senior women’s basketball...

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    There is More Than One Dream Team in Women’s Basketball.

    RIO DE JANEIRO — There has been a rush to judgment to declare the 2016 Olympic women’s basketball team the best ever to play internationally before this tournament is over. And while the margin of victory so far– 105-62– could back up that claim, it is hard to say whether this Geno...

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    The NBA championship is bigger than an Olympic gold medal for Team USA

    RIO DE JANEIRO — It sounded like a good idea when the International Olympic Committee voted after the 1988 summer games in Seoul to allow professional basketball players to compete in the Olympic games. In theory, it was supposed to guarantee better TV rating and increased interest from both viewers and fans,...

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    Team USA men’s Olympic team Still Searching for Killer Instinct

    RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil– Too much drama. Team USA insists on providing more fourth quarter suspense in this Olympic men’s basketball tournament than is absolutely necessary. The United States defeated France, 100-97, here Sunday at Carioca Arena finish pool play with a 5-0 record and advance to the quarterfinals in the knockout...

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    Sue Bird still flying for Team USA at age 35.

    RIO DE JANEIRO– Sue Bird is 35-years old now. The former UConn All America point guard and WNBA Seattle Storm star may not be the most talented player on this dominant Team USA, but he is Geno Auriemma’s most important player. Bird is the engine that runs this machine. She doesn’t have...

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    Team USA no longer playing like Dream Team

      RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil– At least, we know the rest of the Olympic men’s basketball tournament won’t be boring. For the second consecutive game, Serbia, a less talented but more cohesive team, showed the rest of the world can be competitive with Team USA’s heavyweight group of NBA All Stars, pushing...

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    The WNBA finally gets it right.

    It took almost a week until the Women’s NBA finally get it right. League president Lisa Borders said in a statement it was rescinding the fines it levied when players wore black warm up shirts to show support of citizens and police officers involved in recent tragic shootings across America. This shouldn’t...

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    Team USA men displays total domination over the weekend

    LOS ANGELES– Team USA arranged a five-game pre-Olympic exhibition tour against international competition just so coach Mike Krzyzewski could build chemistry and get his 12 man roster into game shape. After two games, the Americans have hardly broken a sweat. Team USA smothered Argentina, 111-74, three nights ago before a sellout crowd...

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    Kyrie Irving Makes His Point on Team USA.

    LAS VEGAS– Kyrie Irving never got a chance to get the full Mike Krzyzewski experience at Duke. Team USA’s starting point guard played just 11 games for Coach K in college, missing the bulk of the season with an injured right toe. He declared for the 2011 NBA draft before the Blue...

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    At least Cousins knows where he stands with Team USA

    LAS VEGAS– DeMarcus Cousins averaged 26.9 points, 11.5 rebounds, 3.3 assists, 1.6 steals and 1.5 blocks and was a dominant low post presence for for the Sacramento Kings and has been penciled in as a starter for the 2016 Olympic team in Rio. But the powerful 6-11, 270-pound center doesn’t feel like...

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    The Paul George Redemption tour

    LAS VEGAS– Paul George is back here at the UNLV’s practice facility this week, wearing a USA national team jersey. He is just steps away from the Thomas and Mack Arena where he suffered a gruesome compound fracture of his tibia and fibia in an exhibition game during USA Basketball Showcase on...

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    Durant ready to become Team USA’s biggest star

    LAS VEGAS– Kevin Durant–one of the five best players in the world– has moved on, leaving small market NBA contender Oklahoma City, where he had spent the past eight years to sign a two-year, $54 million free agent contract to play for the high powered Golden State Warriors. NBA scouts and executives...

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    Olympic forward Carmelo Anthony urges black athletes to speak up for social change.

    LAS VEGAS– When Carmelo Anthony stood on the stage at the opening of the ESPYs in Los Angeles with NBA stars LeBron James, Chris Paul and Dwyane Wade last week, he led them in a clarion call for black athletes to step up and use the power of their celebrity status to...