It feels like so long ago, though it's been only a decade.
With golden confetti raining on their heads and "Party in the U.S.A" ringing in their ears, it must have been hard for the U.S. basketball players to hear anything.
The Atlanta Hawks released an open letter of apology to fans and city of Atlanta on Saturday, saying the organization "did not do the right thing" to correct racially inflammatory words and innuendos "over a period of years."
Atlanta Hawks general manager Danny Ferry took an indefinite leave of absence Friday, making the move under fire for his racially charged comments about a player.
When the Phoenix Mercury used their No. 1 overall pick in the 2013 draft to select Brittney Griner, they became instant favorites to win the next WNBA championship.
The Phoenix Mercury were without star center Brittney Griner. However, they still had Diana Taurasi.
Madrid awaits. Spain doesn't.
By DOUG FEINBERG AP Basketball Writer After dominating the Chicago Sky in the first two games of the WNBA Finals, Diana Taurasi and her Phoenix Mercury know that closing out the series won't be as easy.
By DOUG FEINBERG AP Basketball Writer After dominating the Chicago Sky in the first two games of the WNBA Finals, Diana Taurasi and her Phoenix Mercury know closing out the series won't be easy.
NBA star Paul George defended Ray Rice on Twitter, then backtracked less than an hour later by deleting the posts and apologizing to women and victims of domestic violence.
The name was changed to sound more like soccer. The date was changed to get away from soccer.
A scheduled meeting between Atlanta Hawks CEO Steve Koonin and Atlanta civil rights leaders has been cancelled, leading one of the leaders to say his community was greatly offended.
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The Atlanta Hawks are sticking with general manager Danny Ferry even though the team's new majority owner wants him fired for racially charged comments about Luol Deng.
James Harden and Stephen Curry went into halftime with no points and no panic.
The ball was bouncing away, threatening New Zealand's last-chance possession, though if a player could just dive on the floor and corral it, any NBA fan would know what to do.
Brittney Griner swatted her way into the record books. Candice Dupree made just about every shot she took. Diana Taurasi dominated in all aspects.
On a map, Slovenia is a mystery to the U.S. basketball team.
Basketball's governing body is investigating if Australia deliberately lost a World Cup game to delay a possible matchup with the United States.
Brittney Griner swatted away just about everything within reach in the first quarter, setting the stage for a Phoenix rout.
Less than one month after the Clippers' sale ended Donald Sterling's ugly downfall, another NBA team is on the market following a racially charged disclosure from its owner.
They have a gold medal to chase and a golden U.S. basketball legacy to protect, so the Americans knew they had to bring their best to Barcelona.
Mike Krzyzewski held out his arm, showing that just talking about the 1992 Olympics caused goose bumps.
Little League star Mo'ne Davis says she's "sad" Connecticut received a secondary NCAA rules violation for coach Geno Auriemma's congratulatory phone call to her during the Little League World Series.
They set out in different directions, with every reason to believe they are headed for the same destination.
The bags were already packed and the Americans had already checked out of their rooms.
With a trip to the WNBA Finals on the line, Allie Quigley came through when her Chicago Sky teammates needed her the most.
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They were expected to be in Barcelona. They hope to finish their trip in Madrid.
The guy who tells Ukraine what plays to run speaks English. So does the guy who tells the Dominican Republic what their opponents will do.
Diana Taurasi has always had a knack for playing her best in the biggest games.
American players paused from their warmups to stand and face their New Zealand opponents as they performed the haka, their traditional war dance challenge.