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USA Men’s Basketball Team Claims Gold Medal

August 24, 2008

The USA Men’s Basketball team finally redeemed themselves and have won the gold off a 118-107 win over Spain. Dwayne Wade led the way with 27 points with Kobe putting up 20 extra. Spain made big comebacks both in the 2nd and 3rd quarter, but USA kept their composure and started to play how we […]

Gold Medal Game Preview

August 23, 2008

From USAbasketball.com: USA (7-0) Spain (6-1) TV: Live at 2:30 a.m. on NBC and NBC HD, rebroadcast at 5:00 a.m. on USA and USA HD *All times listed are Eastern Daylight Time. In the 2008 Olympics Spain rolled through its first three pool play games unscathed, opening with a 81-66 win in over Greece, followed […]

We Just Keep On Rolling

August 20, 2008

  Riding a 19-0 run that started in the second quarter and stretched until almost four minutes into the third period, the 2008 U.S. Men’s Olympic Team (6-0) overpowered Australia (3-3) 34-19 in the third period on its way to a 116-85 win and a 2008 Olympic semifinal berth Wednesday night at Wukesong Arena in […]

USA Wins A Laugher Over Germany, Will Face Aussies In Quarterfinals

August 18, 2008

The 2008 U.S. Men’s Olympic Team (5-0) compiled 40 minutes of total domination in its final preliminary round game against Germany (1-4), recording its largest margin of victory yet with a 106-59 win Monday night at Wukesong Arena in Beijing, China.   Less than seven minutes into the first quarter, the USA had taken a […]

He Spitz All Over Him!

August 16, 2008

Michael Phelps won his 8th gold medal at the Beijing tonight, passing Mark Spitz’s record of 7 gold medals in  one Olympics. It was a team effort in the 4×100 medley relay with Jason Lezak holding off the Australians in the last 100 meters of the race. “With so many people saying it couldn’t be done, […]

USA! USA! Men’s Basketball Team Clinches Top Spot

August 16, 2008

In yet another statement game, the 2008 U.S. Men’s Olympic Team (4-0) proved it does have range, sinking a U.S. Olympic record-tying 12 3-pointers to down Spain (3-1) 119-82 Sunday night at Wukesong Arena in Beijing, China. The win secures the USA’s No. 1 seed in Pool A headed into quarterfinal play, regardless of the […]

Phelps Just Keeps Rackin’ ‘Em Up!

August 15, 2008

Mark Spitz, could you please move over just a little? American medal magnet Michael Phelps needs some room in that Olympic record book. Phelps won his seventh gold medal of the 2008 Olympic Games here at the Water Cube Saturday taking the men’s 100 meter butterfly with a time of 50.58 over Serbia’s Milorad Cavic […]

6 Golds, 6 World Records for Phelps

August 14, 2008

As the gold medals and world records threw themselves at his size-14 feet, the easy thing to say about the Olympic quest of Michael Phelps was that it was getting repetitive. The guy jumps in the water, swims like he was born there, and stands at the top of the podium. Almost every day, that’s […]

USA Basketball Looks Unstoppable, Cruises Past Greece By 23

August 14, 2008

Kobe Bryant and Chris Bosh each scored 18 points, and Dwyane Wade tallied 17 as the Reedem Team pounded Greece, 92-69, in Group B play. The Greeks gained confidence from the 2004 Olympics, losing to the United States by just a 77-71 score, and they then took it to the Americans by shocking them 101-95 […]

Phelps Congratulated Through Commercial On Making History

August 13, 2008

Visa had a spot reserved in the first commercial block after the 200 Meter Butterfly, so when Michael Phelps earned his 10th career gold medal they were ready to congratulate him on his achievement, pretty cool.