Category Archive: Olympics

Aug 14

USA takes gold in men’s 4×100 medley, Michael Phelps’ final race

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If his statements about the Rio Olympics being his final Olympic Games, Michael Phelps went out on a high note. Phelps, Ryan Murphy, Cody Miller and Nathan Adrian combined to set an Olympic record with a time of 3:27.95, and Murphy got them going in the first leg. Swimming the backstroke Murphy set world and …

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Aug 14

Biles near perfect on vault to snare yet another gold for USA

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The summer of Simone is back in gymnastics. Simone Biles and fellow American Simone Manuel have been two of the stories of the Olympics, and the U.S. gymnast strode back to the forefront on Sunday. Or should we say vaulted back to the forefront. Biles posted a near perfect 15.966 score in the women’s vault …

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Jul 19

U.S. will have its most female Olympians ever in Rio

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The U.S. Olympic team of 555 qualified athletes includes a record 292 women after the last sports announced their rosters Monday, which is more women than have competed for any nation at a single Olympics, according to Olympic historians. The previous record for female competitors was 289 by China at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, according to …

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Jul 18

Australians in the NBA: can they help the Boomers perform well at the Olympics?

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Without a doubt, basketball is growing in Australia and it is only a matter of time before it blossoms into one of the country’s most popular sports. In fact, there are now a number of Aussies who feature in the NBA – a statistic that confirms just how big it’s becoming Down Under. The Boomers announced their …

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May 23

May 23, 2016 Today in Sports History

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1876 – Boston’s Joe Borden pitched the first no-hitter in the history of the National League. 1922 – Gene Tunney was defeated by Harry Greb. It was Tunney’s only professional boxing defeat. 1926 – Hack Wilson became the first player to hit a home run off the Wrigley Field scoreboard. 1948 – Joe DiMaggio hit …

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Jun 27

USA Loses to Germany, Advances

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A funny quote from a member of SJ…”Just like youth sports that don’t keep track of score. Move on to next round.” Well maybe it’s not that simplistic.  But for all intention purposes, this game played out pretty much like everyone expected.  No one expected the US to come out blazing, and most people I …

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Mar 24

“The Stack” 3-24-14

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Well the first week of the NCAA tournament is in the books and you can definitely tell it’s March, because madness is everywhere. The Stack is here to talk about some of the big storylines from this weekend’s games as the Sweet 16 is set plus some other headlines from around the world of sports. …

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Feb 23

Rumors & Rants: Mikaela Shiffrin sets lofty goal for 2018 Winter Olympics

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American skier Mikaela Shiffrin lived up to her billing Friday evening in Sochi as she smashed the competition to become the youngest slalom gold medalist in Olympic history. The 18-year-old didn’t waste any time laying out an ambitious plan for her trip to the 2018 Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. Shiffrin told reporters that she …

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Feb 21

Puck Daddy: How Canada humbled Team USA’s offensive machine in Olympic win

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The meeting between the U.S. and Canada in the Sochi Olympic semifinals was a meeting between the tournament’s best offensive and defensive teams. As the saying goes: Defense wins championships. Offense, it seems, plays for bronze. The Canadians played a puck possession game, didn’t allow the Americans to establish anything in the offensive zone and …

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Feb 20

The Sports Bank.net: Team USA faces toughest opponent in Canada

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Winning four consecutive games in the Winter Olympic hockey tournament will mean nothing if the Team USA hockey team loses Friday. A semifinal matchup against defending gold medal winning Canada awaits the red, white, and blue with a chance to play for gold on the line. Team USA has skated four balanced lines to this …

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