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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Coach K goes, Gregg Popovich arrives for U.S. hoops team in transition

It’s a time of transition for both the U.S. Olympic team and international basketball and it starts, as usual, with the Americans on top. science news

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Kiszla: Silver medal too precious for Nikola Jokic to share with Nuggets teammates

Nikola Jokic got schooled. But the 21-year-old big man with a big future also got a silver medal for his trouble. science news

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U.S. romps to men’s basketball gold, beats Serbia 96-66

Saving their best for last in a tournament that had been tough, the U.S. won its third straight gold medal and did it easily, beating Serbia 96-66 on Sunday. science news

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U.S. women beat Spain, win 6th straight Olympic basketball title

The U.S. women’s basketball team won a sixth consecutive Olympic gold medal in dominant fashion, routing Spain 101-72 on Saturday. science news

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U.S. men to looking for 3rd-straight basketball gold

The U.S. men’s basketball team has advanced to its third-straight Olympic gold-medal game, beating Spain 82-76 on Friday. science news

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U.S. beats France, advances to Olympic women’s basketball final

Missing its starting point guard, the U.S. women’s basketball team struggled for a half to find its offensive rhythm before pulling away from France and moving one win away from capturing a sixth consecutive gold medal. science news

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Kiszla: What is Coloradan Danielle Page doing playing hoops for Serbia at the Olympics?

Page was born in the USA. She fell in love with soccer as a child growing up in Colorado Springs. But there she was, playing basketball in Brazil for Serbia on Thursday, with her mother waving the Serbian flag in the stands, cheering like crazy for a dreamer that found a way to make it to the Olympics. science news

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As expected, U.S. men’s basketball finds Spain on road to gold

Whether it was for the gold medal, as in the last two Olympics, or just along the road to gold, the Americans figured they would see the Spanish again. science news

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Kiszla: Is Kevin Durant too soft to be Captain America for USA basketball?

Kevin Durant wants to be Captain America, our country’s new Olympic hero for the basketball world to embrace. science news

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