Basketball | Austin Wiley, Team USA win bronze at FIBA U19 World Cup


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Austin Wiley and Team USA defeated Spain for the bronze medal at the FIBA U19 World Cup on Sunday in Cairo. (Photo courtesy USA Basketball) read more…


Soccer | USA soccer closes U-17 residency program


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For nearly 20 years, one of the most important steps of a young soccer player’s career took them through Bradenton.

The United States men’s national under-17 soccer team’s residency program has called IMG Academy home since 1999. On Friday, the United States Soccer Federation announced it is ending the program at the end of the semester. Read more…

Ice Hockey | Wage dispute involving U.S. women’s hockey team escalating


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ct-women-hockey-team-dispute-20170316-001The sides in the dispute between the U.S. women’s national hockey team and USA Hockey are digging in and the rift between them appears to be deepening.

Team USA announced Wednesday it will boycott the upcoming International Ice Hockey Federation World Championship unless it receives what it considers fair wages and equitable support from the organization. Read more…

World Junior Hockey 2017: Team USA struggles early, but finds its groove against Latvia.


After a 1-1 first period, it looked like anybody’s game. The Americans would eventually run away with it, though, earning a 6-1 victory.

For its first preliminary-round game of the 2017 World Junior Championship, Team USA was fortunate to face an undermanned Team Latvia, as the Americans took the first period and then some to figure things out. Though it opened the game with great puck control and a sequence of prime scoring chances, USA’s defensemen were a bit overly aggressive in the first thirty minutes of the game, resulting in an array of odd-man rushes for the Latvians, including two breakaways.  Read more…

Team USA and its scary collection of forwards in position to contend for world junior gold


12571182-1OSHAWA, Ont. — Jeremy Bracco can still hear the howls and yelps in his head.

Two weeks ago, when the Toronto Maple Leafs prospect extended his season-opening points streak to an absurd 26 games by bagging an OT goal for the Kitchener Rangers, Bracco’s teammates poured on the admiration. Read more…