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USA is Olympic Basketball Champion Again

USA take third gold medal in a row in Olympic Tournament

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (Rio 2016 Olympic Basketball Tournament) – The USA won the Olympic Basketball Tournament for the third consecutive time by beating Serbia, 96-66, in Sunday’s Gold Medal Game at Carioca Arena 1.

In a re-match of the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup Final, the two-time reigning World and Olympic champions rode the outside shooting of Kevin Durant and the powerful inside play of DeMarcus Cousins to turn a 19-15 lead at the end of the first quarter into a commanding 52-29 halftime advantage. Serbia could not mount a comeback in the second half but, despite the loss, came away with their best result in the competition in 20 years. Click here for the full game report.

Spain held off Australia, 89-88,

Meanwhile, Spain held off Australia, 89-88, in the Bronze Medal Game. With the win, the Spaniards secured a third straight medal finish at the Olympics, after taking silver in 2008 and 2012. Click here for the full game report.

Rio 2016 Olympic Basketball Tournament – Final Standings
1. USA
2. Serbia
3. Spain
4. Australia
5. Croatia
6. France
7. Lithuania
8. Argentina
9. Brazil
10. Venezuela
11. Nigeria
12. China
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Goodbye Manu!

Argentina lost to USA, 105-78 and that will be the last time Manu Ginobili will be wearing the Argentina Jersey.

The anchor of the 2004 team that upset the USA team in semis and grab the gold medal by defeating Italy in their finals match played his last international game earlier against USA and saw his team outmatched by the opponent.

He ended his international campaign by getting 1 gold and 1 bronze medal in 2004 and 2008 Olympics.

USA holds on to stay unbeaten in Rio Olympics

Team USA lost their 16 point lead and almost giving the game away to Tony Parker – less France, 100 – 97.

Midway throught the 3rd Quarter, they are confortably ahead and we thought the game was over already. But France made a huge run that USA can’t even handle.
Thanks to Klay Thompson who had 30 points with 7 three pointers, they escape with win.
This is the 3rd consecutive time that Team USA was pushed to the brink, it started with Australia, followed by Serbia.

USA will face the 4th ranked team on the other bracket.

Phelps won his 23 gold medal in Olympics

23 gold medals, 3 silver medals and 2 bronze medals. That’s the total medals Michael Phelps collected within 4 Olympic games.

The most decorated Olympian  in the history will be retiring soon. He announced yesterday that winning gold in his last race will be the fittig ending to his career.
What ever will be his decision, he already made a record that I think, nobody can ever break.

Watch Epic US Men and Women Basketball in Unlimited Together Commercial

Nike heralds the strength of unity and power of team with “Unlimited Together,” a film featuring original lyrics from Chicago-born artist Chance the Rapper. The film celebrates how the USA Basketball men’s and women’s teams’ individual strengths are amplified when unified in pursuit of a common goal.

The film is part of Nike’s larger “Unlimited Campaign,” which includes the “Unlimited You,” “Unlimited Future” and “Unlimited Courage” films, and extends to its recent series of athlete shorts. The campaign hails both the everyday athletes and the champion athletes who push their limits daily — and who are poised to prove their unlimited potential this summer on the world’s largest stages.

Unlimited Together

Unlimited Together” was created by Wieden+Kennedy. The film was directed by Hiro Murai and includes original music from Chance the Rapper. Athletes DeMarcus Cousins, Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant, Carmelo Anthony, Paul George, Jimmy Butler, Draymond Green, Harrison Barnes, DeAndre Jordan, Klay Thompson, DeMar DeRozan, Kyle Lowry,  Elena Delle Donne, Maya Moore, Tamika Catchings, Sue Bird, Diana Taurasi, Brittney Griner, Seimone Augustus, Angel McCoughtry, Breanna Stewart Tina Charles, Sylvia Fowles and Lindsay Whalen are represented.

Quick and Awesome Olympics Facts (Info-graphic)

There’s only a few days to go now until the 2016 Olympic Games begin in Rio de Janeiro, with more than 10,000 competitors descending on the Brazilian city for the greatest event in world sport. Every four years, elite sportspeople inscribe their names into legend with their feats at the Olympics, and it’s always fascinating to see which competitors establish themselves as world-famous athletes during the Games.
In the infographic below, the people at Supplement Mart have attempted to predict 10 of those who are primed to become stars of the 2016 Olympics. Some of those selected arrive in Rio aiming to repeat their gold medal-winning feats from London 2012, such as American triple jump champion Christian Taylor and teenage swimmer Katie Ledecky. Others, such as Russian gymnast Yana Kudryavtseva, will be keen to make a lasting impression upon their Olympics debut.
While the likes of Usain Bolt and Missy Franklin are likely to make the most headlines should they win gold in Rio, there will be many others who will also get to mount the highest step on the medal winners’ podium, with more than 300 medal competitions to be completed during the Rio Olympics. The time for prediction and speculation is almost over…let the Games begin!

5 Days to go for RIO! Where can we catch the games!

5 Days to go for RIO! Where can we catch the games!

The wait is over for the biggest and most anticipated sporting event as it officially opens this August 5 in Rio de Janeiro Brazil. Everyone has been excited for the RIO 2016 Olympic Games and the whole world will be watching as athletes from all over the globe go on with their quest of achieving that Olympic victory. In a matter of 5 days and after going through a series of qualifiers that challenged the hopeful Olympians to represent their countries in the Olympics, the time has come for them to make a mark in the world’s most prestigious sports arena. The Olympics has always been an event that showcases extraordinary athletes with extraordinary talents and skills which fans have always been eager to witness.

Filipinos will get to feel the excitement from RIO as TV5 brings to Pinoy television the blow by blow action live as it happens from the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro Brazil from August 5 – 21 or August 6-22 Manila time. TV5, the Philippines’ premier sports channel has brought some of the biggest local and international sporting events to the country including the recently concluded FIBA Olympics Qualifying Tournament last July.

As the Official Philippine Broadcaster of RIO 2016, TV5 is set to bring an extensive coverage and updates of the Olympics with the belief that it is more than a gathering of the world’s greatest athletes showcasing their extraordinary skills and heart, but it is also an important event showcasing the value of sports as part of nation building. The Kapatid Network takes pride in being the official Olympics broadcast partner and affirms its being a true partner of sports. With its Olympic broadcast, Filipinos are encouraged to show their support to the 12 Pinoy athletes who will bravely represent the country in all their fights. It aims to teach the values of Olympism and the importance of sports in strengthening a nation.

Catch the FULL LIVE coverage of the Rio 2016 Opening Ceremony on August 6, 7AM and the Olympic Games on digital at;  mobile via the SmartLife app and on TV5 & Aksyon TV |Hyper SD and HD plus RIO 2016 Channel 96 and RIO 2016 Premium (Pay-per-view) Channel 99 sd/ 199HD. The RIO 2016 coverage is presented by PLDT Home Fibr and Smart. LABAN PILIPINAS! PUSO!

Team USA Final Tuneup Game and Rio Olympics Preliminary Round Schedule

The USA Men’s Basketball National Team still has one tuneup game remaining before heading to Brazil. It is going to be on Monday, Aug. 1: USA vs. Nigeria at Toyota Center in Houston, 8 pm ET (NBA TV). Their pre-Olympics tuneup record is now 4-0.

Team USA struggled to hit from the outside to fall in a 80-45 tuneup victory over Venezuela at the United Center in Chicago Friday, July 29.

The team won 107-57 over China in their second straight game Tuesday evening at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, July 26. The score was almost the same to 106-57 result of their first game at Staples July 24 in Los Angeles.

USA Basketball showcase their first tuneup game at T-Mobile Arena Friday, July 22, 2016, in Las Vegas. The United States won 111-74 over Argentina.

“I’m in the moment of these guys. I’m not sentimental at all,” Krzyzewski said. “If you startthinking of you, you can not ask a player not to think of himself. This is not about anything one ofUS is doing. It’s about this moment with this group. ‘

This is not the same bunch he had in 2012, when Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Chris Paul and RussellWestbrook helped the US romp to a 8-0 record and an average score of 115.5 points a game. Thewithdrawals of James, Paul, Golden State’s Stephen Curry and others will make this team’s styledifferent. But though the rest of the world has made huge strides, Team USA is still a heavyfavorite for a third straight gold medal.

“I think the strength of this team is defensively we definitely get after it,” Anthony said. “You have guys that’s kind of who their primary focus. You have guys who can score the basketball.You have guys who can shoot the basketball. You have bigs who are very dominant. I do not there’s much reallythink weaknesses with this team. “ (Interview source: Helene Elliott of The LA Times )

Olympics Preliminary Rounds

Group A

Saturday, Aug. 6: USA vs. China and Carioca in Rio Arena 1, 6 pm ET

Monday, Aug. 8: USA vs. Venezuela and Carioca in Rio Arena 1, 6 pm ET

Wednesday, Aug. 10: USA vs. Australia and Carioca in Rio Arena 1, 6 pm ET

Friday, Aug. 12: USA vs. Serbia and Carioca in Rio Arena 1, 6 pm ET

Sunday, Aug. 14: USA vs. France and Carioca Arena in RIOY 1, 1:15 pm ET

2016 USA Basketball Men’s Select Team

These young men (USA Basketball Men’s Select Team) were chosen to play against the main team (USA Basketball Men’s National Team). They have been in the training camp since July 18 at the Mendenhall Center on the UNLV campus to practice and go through a scrimmage with the Team USA. The select team is being coached by the San Antonio Spurs’ Gregg Popovich. These young players will not go to the Olympics now but will be in the future.

The 25 young players and their school / team who made it to the 2016 USA Basketball Men’s Select Team:

Devin Booker (Phoenix Suns)
Malcolm Brogdon (University of Virginia)
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (Detroit Pistons)
Willie Cauley-Stein (Sacramento Kings)
Kris Dunn (Providence College)
Aaron Gordon (Orlando Magic)
Jerami Grant (Philadelphia 76ers)
Gary Harris (Denver Nuggets)
Rodney Hood (Utah Jazz)
Brandon Ingram (Los Angeles Lakers)
Brice Johnson (University of North Carolina)
Stanley Johnson (Detroit Pistons)
Zach LaVine (Minnesota Timberwolves)
CJ McCollum (Portland Trail Blazers)
Doug McDermott (Chicago Bulls)
Emmanuel Mudiay (Denver Nuggets)
Jahlil Okafor (Philadelphia 76ers)
Victor Oladipo (Oklahoma Thunder)
Jabari Parker (Milwaukee Bucks)
Julius Randle (Los Angeles Lakers)
D’Angelo Russell (Los Angeles Lakers)
Myles Turner (Indiana Pacers)
Denzel Valentine (Michigan State University)
Justise Winslow (Miami Heat)
Cody Zeller (Charlotte Hornets)

Olympics: USA vs. Argentina Today!

The No. 1 USA Basketball men’s national team will have a tune-up game against No. 4 Argentina before the Olympics on Friday, July 22, 9 pm ET. It would be on July 23, Sat 10 am on ABS-CBN Sports + Action channel 23 in the Philippines.

USA Roster:

Carmelo Anthony  New York Knicks F
Harrison Barnes Golden State Warriors F
Jimmy Butler Chicago Bulls F
DeMarcus Cousins ​​Sacramento Kings C
DeMar DeRozan Toronto Raptors G
Kevin Durant Golden State Warriors F
Paul George Pacers F
Draymond Green Golden State Warriors F
Kyrie Irving Cleveland Cavaliers G
DeAndre Jordan Los Angeles Clippers C
Kyle Lowry Toronto Raptors G
Klay Thompson, Golden State Warriors G

Aregentina Roster:

Luis Scola Toronto Raptors F
Manu Ginobili San Antonio Spurs G
Facundo Campazzo UCAM Murcia (Liga Endesa, Spain) G
Nicolas Laprovittola Estudiantes (Liga Endesa, Spain) G
Nicolas Brussino Dallas Mavericks F
Carlos Delfino NBA Free Agent G
Marcos Delia Obras Basket (LNB, Argentina) C
Andres Nocioni Real Madrid (Liga Endesa, Spain) F
Gabriel Deck Quimsa (LNB, Argentina) F
Leo Mainoldi Gimnasia y Esgrima de Comodoro (LNB, Argentina) C
Patricio Garino George Washington Colonials (NCAA, USA) G
Roberto Acuña Penarol de Mar del Plata (LNB, Argentina) C

Team Canada Fans Loyal Despite The Loss To France

It is heartwarming to see this Father and Son wishing all the Canadian Basketball athletes, coaching staff and management good luck before the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tourney Final vs France last night. There are so many of them but Father and son still talked with all of them individually.

The Canadians lost 83-74 in the Final of FIBA’s last-chance Olympic qualifying tournament. No ticket to Olympics in Rio. They left the Mall of Asia Arena as soon as the game ended to go to the team hotel to show their support after losing to France.

Father and son represents with Canada flag, face paints and jerseys. The silence was so loud in a crowded entrance when team Canada arrived. But the faces of the players and coaches and Team Manager Steve Nash light up when they saw the two with the flag and still proud and honor the team by making it that far.

I can’t help. I don’t usually ask for picture. But I can’t resist the loyalty, enthusiasm and lively spirits these Canadians have.

One thing I forgot though. To ask their and and be friends on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Anyone knows these fans?

Hat’s off to the entire Canada team, coaching staff and their loyal fans.

TV 5 kicks-off as the Philippine’s official Rio Olympics 2016 broadcast network

(From left): Cignal head of channels Sienna Olazo, Philippine Olympic Committee honorary member Frank Elizalde, Phl team’s chief of mission Joey Romasanta,Taekwondo jin Elaine Alora and table tennis’ Ian Lariba, International Olympic Committee representative Mikee Cojuangco-Jaworski and Sports 5 head Patricia Bermudez-Hizon. PHOTO by: Emil Rebaño
MANILA, Philippines- Major broadcasting network TV 5 officially announces its extensive coverage for the Rio Olympics Games 2016 from Aug. 5 – 21 as it continues to uphold its reputation as the leading sports channel of the Philippines.

Sports 5 head Patricia Bermudez-Hizon stated during the press launch the broadcasting rights gained by the network for the Olympics Games 2016. “We are honored and proud to the Philippines’ official Olympics’ broadcasting network.”

Hizon was together with Philippine Olympic Committee representative to International Olympic Committee representative Mikee Cojuangco-Jaworski, Philippine Olympic Committee honorary member Frank Elizalde, Philippine Olympic Committee first vice president and the Philippine team’s chief of mission Joey Romasanta, and Cignal head of channels Sienna Olazo during the press launch at the Jade Garden in Glorietta Mall, Makati City.

Bermudez-Hizon included that 16 hours of Olympic action will be dedicated on free TV through TV5 and Aksyon TV. Sports 5 shall bring the live action and coverage right to the Philippines households. “One of our aims is to educate the values of Olympism to the younger generation,” said Bermudez-Hizon “It goes with Mr. Manny V. Pangilinan’s long-standing belief about the importance of showcasing the values of sports as a part of nation-building.”

Aside from TV 5 being the Philippines’ Olympics broadcast network, Cignal is the official Pay TV provider. “There will be different channels for the games. HYPER/ HYPER HD will handle the basketball and volleyball events, Rio 1 will cover the aquatics and racket sports while Rio 2 will carry the combat sports,” said Cignal TV head of channels Sienna Olaso.

The latest news and updates will be provided by PLDT and SMART as PH’s official online and mobile news provider.

Who is next to Qualify for Rio 2016 Olympics in Philippine Athletics YOU VOTE!

Article and Poll by Andrew Pirie
ATFS Statistician is giving the community the chance to Vote in our poll
Philippine Athletics still only has Eric Cray qualify.
The Athletes have until July 11, 2015 which is the Olympic qualifying deadline of organizers to register the qualification standard.
We are giving fans the chance to cast there votes. Once someone else qualifies the name of that athletse is removed and the Poll Stars again.

Thank you mom, I am stronger

For all of us, for those who are young and old, for those who are playing sports, those who achieved their goals, those who are on top of their game and those who are continuing to fight, those who have fallen down, those who have risen up, All of us have to credit one person. Thanks mom for teaching us that falling only makes us stronger. For giving us the encouragement to try again. Thank you, Mom

Greatest Moments In Sports History

You can argue about the greatest moments in sports history and you can always say what other moments should have been included in this clip but no matter what argument we have we can all agree that the following clip has been immortalized in the world of sports. Basketball, Boxing, Football, Golf, Tennis, Hockey, Track, no matter what sports you like you can say that in someways or another have seen this footage somewhere. This is a a compilation of the greatest moments in sports compiled to us by the SeanGshow.
Greatest Moments In Sports History

Watch our very own Manny Pacquiao at 4:23 with his famous one punch Ko against Hatton

Spice Girls spice up Olympic 2012 closing ceremoney

Victoria Beckham of  Spice Girls Return performance at the 2012 Olympics

The 2012 London Olympics comes to a close and who better to perform the closing act than Britain’s own Spice Girls. Spice Girls together again during the Olympics closing ceremony sings Wanna be & Spice Up Your Life. Spice Girls sings in front of the Olympic crowd while they are on top of a moving vehicle singing and dancing to their former hits. Now that the London Summer Olympics comes to a close everyone is looking forward to the next venue of the olympics. Rio 2016.

Spice Girls performance at the Olympics 2012
Video Spice Girls performance at the 2012 Olympics

Scary Pre-Olympic track bending injury,Warning!

Video of Georgi Kirilov Georgiev knee bending injury. The track is set and the runners were ready and of they go and just about everyone was finishing one runner gave us a shock as his knees bend awkwardly it hurts just by looking at it. Georgi Kirilov Georgiev injury video is really freaking scary. can Georgi Kirilov Georgievrun again by the looks of it,it may take a long while before Georgi Kirilov Georgiev can recover. Watch the Georgi Kirilov Georgiev knee bending injury. 

Funny of Olympic Divers Photos

Olympic fever is on. The Athletes are ready and they all trained hard to reach the ultimate goal. To get the gold medal in every sport you need to push your self to the limit and no other sports athlete have pushed themselves the way that these divers do. take a look at some of the funny diver pics.

(Photo by Getty Images)

Oh sh!T!

Hold it in!

don’t know what to say!


I am going to win the Gold!

its almost out!

I’m scared!

bracing for the drop!