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Huston, Zeuner, Schaar head 1st US skateboarding team

Mar. 20, 2019 3:19 AM EDT

VISTA, Calif. (AP) — There's always been a rebelliousness and a bit of an attitude to skateboarding, and now there's credibility. That's what being added to the Olympics will do for a sport, and that was the vibe when USA Skateboarding announced its first-ever national team of eight men and eight women,...

Huston, Zeuner, Schaar head 1st US skateboarding team

Mar. 19, 2019 9:23 PM EDT

VISTA, Calif. (AP) — Nyjah Huston, Brighton Zeuner and Tom Schaar were among the 16 members of the inaugural U.S. national skateboarding team announced Tuesday, less than two years before the sport makes its Olympic debut with mens' and women's park and street disciplines. The 16 skaters qualified based on...

Kreis to coach US U-23 team, tasked with reaching Olympics

Mar. 19, 2019 4:21 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Former Major League Soccer coach Jason Kreis has been hired to run the U.S. under-23 team and tasked with the challenge of reaching next year's Olympic tournament after the Americans failed to qualify for the London and Rio de Janeiro Games. He will coach the team for the first time in...

US hoops draws Turkey, Czech Republic, Japan in World Cup

Mar. 16, 2019 11:03 PM EDT

USA Basketball still doesn't know which players will be wearing the red, white and blue this summer in China. Their first three opponents, however, are finally set. The Americans' quest for an unprecedented third consecutive FIBA World Cup championship will start against the Czech Republic, followed by games...

Gonzalez, Ream back with US national team under Berhalter

Mar. 12, 2019 2:28 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Omar Gonzalez and Tim Ream, a pair of 30-plus defenders, are on U.S. coach Gregg Berhalter's first roster with his full player pool. Teen forwards Tim Weah and Josh Sargent are not. "I value veteran leadership," Berhalter said Tuesday after announcing his 24-man group. "I value the culture...

Williams, Duggan weigh in on US soccer discrimination suit

Mar. 11, 2019 3:13 AM EDT

While Serena Williams admittedly doesn't follow soccer, the U.S. women's national team caught her attention with its lawsuit seeking equitable pay. The players accuse the U.S. Soccer Federation of "institutionalized gender discrimination" that includes unequal pay with their counterparts on the men's national...

As curling grows, it finds a new target: college campuses

Mar. 9, 2019 2:58 AM EST

WAYLAND, Mass. (AP) — Harvard sophomore Jack Schroeder has modest expectations for the prestige and fortune that might await him across the river if the Crimson manage to win the college curling national championships outside of Boston this weekend. With a victory, Schroeder has been promised an extension...

Dukurs, Hermann win world championships in skeleton

Mar. 8, 2019 8:21 PM EST

WHISTLER, British Columbia (AP) — Martins Dukurs saved his best race for the last race of the season. The Latvian veteran won the world championship for the sixth time Friday, his time over four runs down the 2010 Vancouver Olympics track ending up a half-second ahead of Russia's Nikita Tregubov. Olympic...

Red, white & blueprint: US biathlon forms plan to close gap

Mar. 5, 2019 4:42 PM EST

The leader of the U.S. biathlon program sat down for a recent dinner at a bar in Park City, Utah, when he happened to glance at the television. There, on the screen, was a biathlon competition . On TV. In a bar. In the U.S. "I've waited," CEO Max Cobb said, "30 years for that moment." One day soon, Cobb envisions...

US is Popovich's team now, but he won't lobby players for it

Feb. 26, 2019 2:16 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Now the U.S. really is Gregg Popovich's team. He's been the Americans' national team coach for a few years but there was never a guarantee he'd actually get to lead them in competition. The U.S. first had to qualify for the Basketball World Cup, where the Americans can then play their way...