U.S. wins first gold at Beijing Winter Olympics, but a star skier falls
Snowboarder Lindsey Jacobellis won the first gold medal for Team USA at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics. But star skier Mikaela Schiffrin suffered another stunning setback. CBS News' Anne-Marie Green and Vladimir Duthiers have the day's highlights.news.yahoo.com
Olympic lag: Will Americans watch games with Super Bowl yet to be played?
For the first time ever the Winter Olympics is taking place the same time as the Super Bowl. USA TODAY’s Christine Brennan looks at how NBC, and American viewers, are going to react to this confusing collision course.news.yahoo.com
McAllen’s Casas wins gold at World Championships in Abu Dhabi
Former McAllen High and Texas A&M standout swimmer Shaine Casas won his first international gold medal Friday during the second evening of the Short Course World Championships in Abu Dhabi. Casas is swimming for Team USA and his 100-meter backstroke championship came one day after winning a bronze medal as part of Team USA’s 400 free relay on Thursday.myrgv.com
Former dancer Valarie Allman wins U.S. first Olympic track gold in Tokyo
Valarie Allman won Team USA's first gold track and field Olympic gold medal in Tokyo on Monday, in the discus throw finals.The big picture: Allman is the first American woman to medal in the discus throw since 2008. Her 68.98-meter throw beat German silver medalist Kristin Pudenz's throw by more than two meters. Get market news worthy of your time with Axios Markets. Subscribe for free.The intrigue: Allman hasn't always been a discus-throwing athlete. In fact, she used to be a professional dancenews.yahoo.com
US players reportedly frustrated with Gregg Popovich ‘running San Antonio offense’
It’s been a rough start for the US men’s Olympic basketball team in Tokyo and a new report indicates some players may be getting frustrated with the style of offense head coach Gregg Popovich has implemented for the tournament.
San Antonio native named to 2020-2021 USA Bobsled National Team
USA Bobsled and Skeleton couldn't hit the road recruiting this summer because of the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File)SAN ANTONIO – A San Antonio man has named to the 2020-2021 USA Bobsled National Team. Members of the 2022 USA Men’s Bobsled National Team won’t be chosen until January 2022. Absolutely pumped to have been named to the USA Bobsled National Team! This is the first “national team berth” for Niederhofer, Team USA officials said.
Up Close Extras: Chasing a Dream
SAN ANTONIO – Austin Borjas-Ewell, 16, is climbing the ladder in the world of competitive Men’s Figure skating, with dreams of someday landing a spot on Team USA. Austin was adopted from Cambodia as an infant by two loving and supportive fathers who are helping him chase his dream.