Carmelo Anthony caps Olympic odyssey with 3rd gold medal

On the podium wearing his third Olympic gold medal, Anthony, who led this inexperienced U.S. team from the moment it first gathered weeks ago in Las Vegas, pointed toward one end of Carioca Arena, to the spot where the American flag was about to rise. science news

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LeBron James says he wishes he was with U.S. team in Rio

After leading the Cavs to an historic comeback against Golden State, James said he needed rest and would not play in Brazil. science news

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Dempsey: The importance of Nikola Jokic’s solid performance against U.S.

On Friday, in the United States’ near-miss victory over Serbia in the Olympics there were three winners. Syndicated from Denver Post

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Kiszla: Nuggets center Nikola Jokic’s dream game against the Dream Team: 25 points, six rebounds

Jokic scored a game-high 25 points during a surprisingly competitive game that saw Serbia push Team USA to the buzzer, before falling 94-91. Syndicated from Denver Post

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Captain K: Mike Krzyzewski does funny rant about U.S. team’s boat

Mike Krzyzewski has warmed up to staying on a cruise ship during the Rio Olympics. Syndicated from Denver Post

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U.S. Olympic men’s basketball team ready for Rio after last tuneup

Next up for the U.S. Olympic men’s basketball team is the trip to Brazil, where the Americans think they can play even better now that they’re done having to go place to place. Syndicated from Denver Post

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Chicago Bulls’ Jimmy Butler enjoying time with U.S. national team

Jimmy Butler spun a basketball on his finger. He joked around with Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving during a brief 1-on-1 exchange. He smiled as some of the NBA’s biggest stars lobbed some playful barbs in his direction. Syndicated from Denver Post

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From copyboy to Colorado Classic, Irv Moss did it all in career that spanned more than 60 years

In the spring of 1956, Denver Post sports editor Chuck Garrity was impressed with the newsroom copyboy’s hustle as he delivered the stock market ticker tape and wire-service copy to various departments. Syndicated from Denver Post

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USA Basketball Announces 2016 U.S. Olympic Men’s Basketball Team

The U.S. has selected its 12-player roster, led by Kevin Durant and Carmelo Anthony, that will try to win the Americans’ third straight Olympic basketball gold medal. Syndicated from Denver Post

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