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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.
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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
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.
NEWS
August 10, 2010
Boyertown High's Wynne McCann was named to the Team USA women's national baseball team that will compete at the World Cup in Venezuela from Thursday through Aug. 23. McCann, 16, is a pitcher and third baseman and the youngest player ever selected by Team USA.  
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September 1, 1996 | Inquirer photographs by John Costello
The new CoreStates Center opened last night amid lots of cheers for Team USA and for the center itself. At left, Chris Wilde (from left), Erik Watling and Tom Smith root for Team USA against Canada during the World Cup match. At right, Nicky (from left), Candy and Fred Stampone take a moment to look at a goalie figure.
NEWS
July 26, 1992 | Special to The Inquirer / JOAN FAIRMAN KANES
When athletes are selected to the Olympic team to represent their nation, it's an honor for them - and for their hometowns. Such is the feeling in Lansdowne, where a banner was hung Tuesday to cheer on native son Leroy Burrell, who will be representing Team USA in Barcelona as a sprinter in track and field events.
SPORTS
February 13, 2014 | By Frank Seravalli, Daily News Staff Writer
THE BEAR has been poked. From the time North American journalists began arriving in Sochi last week, Russia's preparations to host 2,800 athletes and millions of visitors for 98 sporting events have been mocked around the globe. But almost universally, most participants at the Games have lauded the facilities and ease of access. Yet Russians are focused on just one way to measure the true success of the 2014 Winter Olympics: whether its men's hockey team can win gold on home soil in the sport it once dominated.
SPORTS
April 23, 2004 | By Joe Juliano INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Marion Jones, who has returned to competition after giving birth last June to a baby boy, is among the runners who will take part in tomorrow's "USA vs. The World" races at the Penn Relays. Jones, a three-time gold medalist in the 2000 Olympics, gave birth on June 28 to Tim Montgomery, whose father is 100-meter world-record holder Tim Montgomery. She returned to outdoor competition last weekend at the Mt. San Antonio College Relays, and finished fourth in the 200, clocking 23.02 seconds.
NEWS
June 15, 2011 | Associated Press
Former Indiana University of Pennsylvania linebacker Terrence Jackson of Media, Pa., has been selected to play for the 2011 U.S. Men's National Team in football in the fourth International Federation of American Football (IFAF) Senior World Championship July 8-16 in Austria. USA Football assembles America's national teams in the sport for international competition. Jackson is one of 39 players named to Team USA, led by former Northwest Missouri State University head coach and three-time NCAA Division II national champion Mel Tjeerdsma.
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September 12, 2002 | By B. G. Kelley
The divide in basketball talent between the United States and other countries continues to narrow. Witness the recently completed World Games: Argentina beat Team USA in the seeding round; Yugoslavia (the champions) KO'd the Americans in the medal round, and Spain humiliated the Yanks for the 5th-place spot. The three losses suffered by Team USA were the first - after 59 consecutive victories - in international competition since NBA players were permitted to participate in 1992.
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March 23, 2014 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
Ken Hitchcock coaches the NHL's best team, the St. Louis Blues, but he is leery of his surging opponent in Saturday's matinee at the Wells Fargo Center. To Hitchcock, the Flyers are going to be an ultra-dangerous team when the playoffs roll around. "If I was in the East, I'd be really nervous to play them," Hitchcock, who coached the Flyers for three-plus seasons before being fired early in 2006-07, said in a phone interview from St. Louis on Friday. "They look like a team right now that not only has a lot of resolve, but they are fully committed to checking - and that's the coach who has gotten that out of them.
SPORTS
February 23, 2014 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, Inquirer Staff Writer
SOCHI - Let's face it, Americans don't usually give much thought to Canadian borders. You flash a smile, and you're through. We're neighbors, eh? Not enemies. But Friday night, in an Olympic hockey semifinal, Canada threw up an impenetrable wall around its net and its national game, defeating the United States, 1-0, in a contest that, depending on your national allegiance, was either wildly entertaining or maddeningly frustrating. "They kept us out of their zone," said New Jersey native James van Riemsdyk, his succinct assessment of the intense 60 minutes as good as any. The only goal came on a Jamie Benn deflection of a point shot early in the second period.
SPORTS
February 13, 2014 | By Frank Seravalli, Daily News Staff Writer
THE BEAR has been poked. From the time North American journalists began arriving in Sochi last week, Russia's preparations to host 2,800 athletes and millions of visitors for 98 sporting events have been mocked around the globe. But almost universally, most participants at the Games have lauded the facilities and ease of access. Yet Russians are focused on just one way to measure the true success of the 2014 Winter Olympics: whether its men's hockey team can win gold on home soil in the sport it once dominated.
SPORTS
December 4, 2013 | BY FRANK SERAVALLI, Daily News Staff Writer seravaf@phillynews.com
ST. PAUL, Minn. - When Canada announced its roster for the upcoming World Junior Championships yesterday, there was little doubt Flyers first-round pick Scott Laughton would be among the group. Laughton, 19, was sent back to the OHL after breaking training camp with the Flyers. He has posted an impressive 21 goals and 21 assists in only 25 games with the Oshawa Generals. The real coup for the Flyers, though, was the addition of fourth-round pick Taylor Leier. Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren called it a "pleasant surprise.
SPORTS
November 21, 2013 | BY ED BARKOWITZ, Daily News Staff Writer barkowe@phillynews.com
BOBBY RYAN'S journey to NHL stardom had its share of well-documented potholes. But when times were toughest, he often recalled that special night in South Philadelphia in 1996. Ryan, an Ottawa Senator who is on his way to another 30-goal season, was 9 years old and among the raucous crowd for Team USA's opening game against Team Canada in the best-of-three inaugural World Cup championship series at what is now the Wells Fargo Center. NHL players were not yet participating in the Olympics, so there was a wonderful novelty to the competition.
SPORTS
September 20, 2013 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. - Perhaps hoping some of the mojo rubs off, the Flyers on Thursday will move their training camp here, site of the "Miracle on Ice" by the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team. The Flyers, who haven't won the Stanley Cup since 1975, will be in Lake Placid through Sunday, training at the arena named after the 1980 U.S. Olympic coach, Herb Brooks. The Flyers will be on the ice Thursday, Friday, and Sunday. Saturday will be used for team-bonding activities. "We've got some new guys in the dressing room," winger Wayne Simmonds said.
SPORTS
September 14, 2013 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Brandt Snedeker sank seven consecutive birdies Thursday en route to an 8-under-par 63 and a 1-stroke lead over Zach Johnson in the first round of the PGA Tour's BMW Championship at Conway Farms in Lake Forest, Ill. Tigers Woods was in a tie at 66 in the third FedEx Cup playoff event. The first day of play in the LPGA Tour's Evian Championship in Evian-les-Bains, France, was washed out by heavy morning rain.   COLLEGES Former Temple all-American gymnast Joe Berenato , 85, died Sunday.
SPORTS
August 29, 2013 | BY FRANK SERAVALLI, Daily News Staff Writer seravaf@phillynews.com
ARLINGTON, Va. - Peter Laviolette said it finally hit him one day while he was coaching the Carolina Hurricanes. Laviolette was driving through his suburban North Carolina neighborhood, not long after the 'Canes won the Stanley Cup in 2006, when he began to notice hockey nets in driveways. And dings from puck marks covering garage doors. Laviolette, Team USA's assistant coach for February's Winter Games, is from Massachusetts. Head coach Dan Bylsma is from Michigan. USA's chief scout, Brian Burke, hails from Minnesota.
SPORTS
August 28, 2013 | BY FRANK SERAVALLI, Daily News Staff Writer seravaf@phillynews.com
ARLINGTON, Va. - Peter Laviolette has his name engraved on the Stanley Cup. He is the second winningest American-born coach in NHL history. He was the head coach of the 2006 U.S. Olympic team in Turin, Italy. He is a two-time Olympian as a player. Laviolette served as the captain of Team USA in 1994 in Lillehammer, Norway, and skated alongside Brian Leetch in Calgary in 1988. Yet, if you ask Laviolette about one of his fondest hockey memories - through his 11-year player career and 389 wins as an NHL coach - he will tell you about leading a group of misfit Americans to a bronze medal at the 2004 World Championships.
SPORTS
August 20, 2013 | By Elliott Denman, For The Inquirer
MOSCOW - Brilliant baton-passing was the key to Team USA's world-record 40.82-second women's 4x100-meter relay triumph at the 2012 London Olympic Games. Hoping for a reprise on the concluding day of the 14th World Championships of Track and Field, a completely new American quartet got no such thing Sunday at Luzhniki Stadium. With a mistimed second exchange between second runner Alexandria Anderson of Austin, Texas, and English Gardner of Voorhees running third, the Americans lost critical ground and momentum to front-running Jamaica and appeared to have wound up third in 42.75, behind Jamaica's winning 41.29, a World Championships record, and France's silver-medal 42.73.
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