2016 Summer Olympics in Rio
Rio 2016

Weekly Roundup: May 22 – June 4

Mike Sielski (@MikeSielski) of The Philadelphia Inquirer examines Bryan Colangelo’s fatal flaw during his stint with the Philadelphia 76ers.

Steve Popper (@StevePopper) of NorthJersey.com looks at how the memory of Shannon Dalton Forde is kept alive at a field.

Frank Gogola (@FrankGogola) of 406 MT Sports writes about how a play used by the Golden […]

Postcard from Rio: Maracanã magic

Brazil and Germany line up on the field ahead of their gold-medal match on Aug. 20, 2016 at the Maracanã. (Photo by Frank Gogola)

So there I found myself inside the famed Maracanã alongside Brazilian soccer fans, caught up inside their moment of glory, redemption and pure elation.

Brazil has just beaten Germany to […]

At 20, Kyle Snyder is youngest U.S. Wrestling Olympic champion

By Frank Gogola | @FrankGogola

RIO DE JANEIRO — Kyle Snyder capped of an incredible calendar year with an Olympic gold medal in Sunday’s 97 kg. final at Carioca Arena 2.

Snyder, the reigning world champion and NCAA champion, became the youngest U.S. wrestler ever to win Olympic gold at age 20. He defeated Azerbaijan’s […]

19-year-old Shakur Stevenson wins significant silver for USA Boxing

By Frank Gogola | @FrankGogola

RIO DE JANEIRO — Boxer Shakur Stevenson was hoping to win a gold medal in men’s bantamweight (56 kg.), but his silver marks the best finish by a U.S. men’s boxer since Andre Ward won gold at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games.

The first-time Olympian won the silver medal when […]

USA, Serbia to play for gold medal in Mike Krzyzewski’s final game

By Frank Gogola | @FrankGogola

RIO DE JANEIRO – The end is in sight for U.S. men’s basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski, and it could be golden.

Krzyzewski will coach his final game as the head coach of USA Basketball in the gold-medal game against Serbia at 3:45 p.m. Sunday at Carioca Arena 1 in Barra’s […]