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July 17, 2012 | Stu Bykofsky
WHAT WERE they thinking? Is the U.S. Olympic Committee, and conspirator Ralph Lauren, so clueless of American consciousness that they didn't know producing USOC-authorized gear in China would be a gut-punch to most Americans? When it was learned the "Made in China" label would be found in the Team USA apparel in the opening and closing ceremonies, it even awakened the dwarfs in Congress, creating a rare bipartisan moment when zany opposites such as Nancy Pelosi and John Boehner would blast away at the same target.
SPORTS
January 30, 2016 | By Matt Breen, Staff Writer
Sydney Zandi - one of the area's premier girls' soccer players - was named on Thursday to the U.S. under-17 national team. The junior from West Chester Henderson will compete for Team USA as it tries to qualify for the Under-17 World Cup, which will be held next fall in Jordan. The team plays three qualifying games in five days in Grenada, beginning with March 4's match against Jamaica. Zandi scored 13 goals last season and racked up eight assists in 14 games. She missed some of Henderson's games due to tryouts for the U.S. squad.
SPORTS
August 19, 2016 | By John Smallwood, Daily News Columnist
THE INTERNATIONAL Basketball Federation got what it wanted after it changed its rules to allow professionals, i.e. NBA players, to participate in the 1992 Barcelona Olympics: a worldwide growth in the quality and popularity of basketball played in 214 of its 215 member delegations. Even though it reluctantly agreed to send the Dream Team to the 1992 Games, the NBA gained more than it anticipated - unprecedented global exposure that opened an international marketing gold mine. The only entity that has not reaped huge benefits from the NBA'ing of the Olympics has been USA Basketball.
NEWS
August 23, 1990 | By Joe Ferry, Special to The Inquirer
Even though he was released just before leaving for the Goodwill Games, Upper Dublin grad and University of Richmond junior Sean Gavaghan has no regrets about spending part of his summer as a pitcher for Team USA. "It was a bittersweet experience," Gavaghan said . "I would have loved going to the Goodwill Games because the team was just really starting to come together. But at the same time, it was a very tiring schedule. We were either playing or traveling every day. I felt like I got a fair chance to pitch, but I was happy to be home, too. " While playing for Team USA, an Olympic development squad sponsored by the United States Amateur Baseball Federation and based in Millington, Tenn.
SPORTS
May 14, 2014 | By John Smallwood, Daily News Staff Writer
THIS IS NOT the final passenger list. It's more like the 30 guys who got called to the gate to see whether their names will be selected off the standby list. Some guys have no doubts they will be in first class, others are pretty sure they are booked for coach, and about five to seven will be sweating bullets for a little bit longer, while USA national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann determines who will make the final 23-man World Cup roster that must be submitted to FIFA by June 2. For now, however, being among the 30 players invited to the pre-World Cup Camp that begins tomorrow at Stanford University means you still have a shot at making the roster for the trip to Brazil and the 2014 World Cup. That will make for an interesting stay in Palo Alto, Calif., as there is time for players to perform their way onto and off the USA final roster.
SPORTS
May 2, 2016 | By Joe Juliano, STAFF WRITER
The members of Team USA, many of whom were making their outdoor season debut in a year in which they hope to end up in Rio de Janeiro performing at the Olympics, came through Saturday with five wins out of six races in the Penn Relays' USA vs. the World competition at Franklin Field. Fair or not, most of the attention on the 17th annual program featuring the world's top professional sprinters focused on the race the United States did not win - the men's 4x100 meters, where No. 3 runner Tyson Gay and anchor Isiah Young could not get together on the race's final baton exchange.
SPORTS
August 4, 2016 | By John Smallwood, Daily News Columnist
OFFICIALLY, the 2016 Olympics do not begin until the Opening Ceremony on Friday in Rio de Janeiro, but the competition actually starts Wednesday with the first six games of women's soccer, including the United States against New Zealand. After winning the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup last summer, the USA will look to take its fifth gold medal in six Olympic tournaments. By contrast, the United States men failed to qualify for the third time in four Olympics. Soccer, however, isn't the only sport in which female athletes will be counted on to uphold the gold-medal honor of the United States.
SPORTS
June 19, 2015 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
WHEN MANDATORY minicamp - the last Eagles team activity before training camp next month - concludes today, lots of players will take off for exotic vacation destinations. Tight end Zach Ertz is heading for Edmonton. The one in Alberta. Former home of Wayne Gretzky. Gateway to the North. Home of the West Edmonton Mall. Edmonton also is the site of Monday's next World Cup match for the U.S. women's team, which features Ertz' girlfriend, Julie Johnston. Johnston is a 23-year-old defender who captained the U.S. Under-20 team to the 2012 World Cup title.
SPORTS
February 6, 1992 | By Gary Miles, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Clark Donatelli was anxious. He had just gone through a torturous practice at the old Olympic ice hockey rink in Lake Placid, N.Y., but his motor was still running in high gear. Donatelli is like that. He chatters. He cackles. Need to find him? Follow the noise. He was the acting captain for much of Team USA's tuneup tour, and it's easy to see why. The guy is definitely intense. He is also proud, and, after four long years, he's tired of defending the underachieving 1988 U.S. Olympic team.
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September 11, 2016 | By Sam Carchidi, STAFF WRITER
Playing for a hockey-crazed country, Team Canada has one mission in the forthcoming World Cup. Finishing second is "not even a question," Flyers center Claude Giroux said. In other words, nothing less than a gold medal is acceptable to the players and their fans. Giroux is on a Canada team that is so deep that he is expected to play on the fourth line. And Corey Perry, a six-time 30-goal scorer who had 32 tallies for Anaheim last season, may not even crack the lineup. Oh, Canada.
SPORTS
August 19, 2016 | By John Smallwood, Daily News Columnist
THE INTERNATIONAL Basketball Federation got what it wanted after it changed its rules to allow professionals, i.e. NBA players, to participate in the 1992 Barcelona Olympics: a worldwide growth in the quality and popularity of basketball played in 214 of its 215 member delegations. Even though it reluctantly agreed to send the Dream Team to the 1992 Games, the NBA gained more than it anticipated - unprecedented global exposure that opened an international marketing gold mine. The only entity that has not reaped huge benefits from the NBA'ing of the Olympics has been USA Basketball.
SPORTS
August 19, 2016 | By Ed Barkowitz, STAFF WRITER
Think you know Olympics' men's hoops? OK, Brazilian breath, here are 10 questions to separate those contending for gold from those left out in the cold. 1. The U.S. beat Canada in 1936 to win the first gold medal in a game disrupted by . . . a) TV commercials b) Nazi chants c) Rain C: Rain. The first basketball competition was held outdoors on a tennis court in a rainstorm. The United States beat Canada, 19-8. 2. Name the 12 players who made up the U.S.'s 1992 "Dream Team.
SPORTS
August 4, 2016 | By John Smallwood, Daily News Columnist
OFFICIALLY, the 2016 Olympics do not begin until the Opening Ceremony on Friday in Rio de Janeiro, but the competition actually starts Wednesday with the first six games of women's soccer, including the United States against New Zealand. After winning the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup last summer, the USA will look to take its fifth gold medal in six Olympic tournaments. By contrast, the United States men failed to qualify for the third time in four Olympics. Soccer, however, isn't the only sport in which female athletes will be counted on to uphold the gold-medal honor of the United States.
SPORTS
July 20, 2016 | By the Inquirer Staff
Upper Dublin High graduate Michael Sowers was one of five Team USA players named to the all-world squad at the Federation of International Lacrosse men's under-19 World Championships, which ended with a U.S. title on Saturday. Bill Leahy, the head coach at La Salle High and an assistant manager for Team USA, was the team's Graham Lester Spirit of Lacrosse Award recipient. Faceoff specialist Christian Feliziani, of Episcopal, and midfielder Dox Aitken and defender Noah Lejman, both of Haverford School, also played on Team USA. Sowers, an attack, was joined on the all-world team by teammates Jared Bernhardt (midfield)
SPORTS
July 18, 2016 | By Keith Pompey, STAFF WRITER
LAS VEGAS - Kyle Lowry is about to take his basketball career to another level. Last month, the North Philly native was one of 12 players named to the United States' men's Olympic basketball team for the Rio Olympics in August. The team begins training camp here Monday at UNLV's Mendenhall Center for an experience Lowry hopes concludes with a gold medal. "I never thought in my wildest dreams that I would get picked for Team USA, but it worked out," he said. "It's just an exciting moment, an exciting time.
SPORTS
July 14, 2016 | STAFF REPORT
Here's a list of all of the athletes on the United States team at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro who hail from the Philadelphia region. Women's Basketball Coach Dawn Staley (Philadelphia) Coach Geno Auriemma (Norristown) Elena Delle Donne (Wilmington) Men's Basketball Kyle Lowry (Philadelphia, Cardinal Dougherty H.S.; Villanova) Fencing Foil fencing Mike Chambley-Watson, foil fencing (Penn State) Women's rowing Lightweight double sculls Kate Bertko (Vesper Boat Club)
SPORTS
May 24, 2016 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, STAFF WRITER
MANHEIM, Pa. - Spectators arriving for last week's finale of a three-game women's field hockey series between Team USA and visiting Chile were met by the pungent scent of manure from the farms surrounding the Spooky Nook Sports complex, a facility as massive as it is both oddly named and located. But by the time those fans had made the long trek through the 700,000-square-foot facility, which its operators claim is America's largest indoor sports center, and reached the outdoor hockey field's grandstands, the aroma had vanished.
SPORTS
May 2, 2016 | By Joe Juliano, STAFF WRITER
The members of Team USA, many of whom were making their outdoor season debut in a year in which they hope to end up in Rio de Janeiro performing at the Olympics, came through Saturday with five wins out of six races in the Penn Relays' USA vs. the World competition at Franklin Field. Fair or not, most of the attention on the 17th annual program featuring the world's top professional sprinters focused on the race the United States did not win - the men's 4x100 meters, where No. 3 runner Tyson Gay and anchor Isiah Young could not get together on the race's final baton exchange.
SPORTS
April 1, 2016 | By Aaron Carter, STAFF WRITER
The Haverford School, last year's undefeated and consensus No. 1 team in the nation, had three players selected to the U.S. men's under-19 national lacrosse team. The Fords, who finished 26-0 last season, are the only high school in the nation to have three players on Team USA. In all, five Philadelphia-area lacrosse players were selected to the 25-player team. Current senior midfielder Dox Aitken, who has committed to Virginia, and former Fords defenseman Noah Lejman, now at Penn, and midfielder Drew Supinski, now at Johns Hopkins, are to represent the defending Inter-Ac champions on the national team.
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