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Former UConn women’s basketball players Katie Lou Samuelson, Stefanie Dolson named to USA Basketball’s 3x3 Olympic team
06/23/2021 12:37pm

Former UConn All-Americans Stefanie Dolson and Katie Lou Samuelson, along with Kelsey Plum and Allisha Gray, were selected to compete for Team USA as the 3x3 womens basketball competition makes its debut at this summers Tokyo Olympics.

No player heading to the Tokyo Olympics is having a more dominant WNBA season than former UConn women’s basketball star Tina Charles
06/23/2021 11:11am

Tina Charles wont be asked to replicate her WNBA numbers in Tokyo, but theres no doubt that the three-time Olympian and former UConn star will be an asset coming off her career-best, MVP-caliber season with the Washington Mystics.

Travelers Championship notebook: Rickie Fowler returns after an eight-year absence, this time in search of a win
06/23/2021 10:24am

Rickie Fowler first played the Travelers Championship as a 20-year-old in 2009. Now back after an eight-year absence, he hopes to finally win the PGA Tour event that gave him a shot as an amateur.

Connecticut native Alyssa Naeher, four-time Olympian Carli Lloyd named to U.S. women’s soccer team roster for Tokyo Games
06/23/2021 9:14am

U.S. starting goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher is headed to her second Olympic Games. She will be joined 38-year-old Carli Lloyd, who vowed after the 2019 World Cup that she would push to make the team for Tokyo before retiring.

Connecticut Sun snap three-game losing streak with comeback win over Dallas Wings
06/23/2021 8:30am

The Jonquel Jones-less Connecticut Sun entered Tuesdays game against the Dallas Wings in desperate need of a win and got it, a gritty one at that.

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Here Are the 18 US Olympic Women's Soccer Team Players Headed to Tokyo
06/23/2021 2:45pm

Carli Lloyd, Julie Ertz named to 2020 U.S. Olympic soccer team originally appeared on NBC Sports PhiladelphiaWhen the United States womens national soccer squad plays at the postponed 2020 Tokyo Olympics, the team will include a familiar set of names.The 18-player roster was announced on Wednesday, and includes 17 athletes who were part of the 2019 squad that won the FIFA Womens World Cup. When Team USA competes in Tokyo, they will hope to become the first team in history to earn an Olympic gold medal right after winning the World Cup.Carli Lloyd and Tobin Heath will make their fourth appearance at the Olympics, tying Christie Pearce Rampone for the most in USWNT history. Lloyd, set to turn 39 years old right before the Tokyo Games, will also make history as the United States oldest womens soccer Olympian ever.Alex Morgan, Megan Rapinoe, Becky Sauerbrunn and Kelley OHara are headed to their third Olympics, while Crystal Dunn, Lindsey Horan, Julie Ertz, Christen Press and Alyssa Naeher will become two-time Olympians.First-time Olympians will include Abby Dahlkemper, Tierna Davidson, Emily Sonnett, Samantha Mewis, Kristie Mewis, Rose Lavelle and Adrianna Franch.Its been a long process to get to this point, longer than anyone thought it would be, but we collected a lot of information on the players over the past year and half in trainings, in their club matches and in international games and were confident that weve selected the team with the best chance for success in Japan,head coach Vlatko Andonovski said. 6:14 RIGHT NOW. through June 30th. Join today. 6:14 RIGHT NOW. TIME FOR OUR DRIVE FOR GOLD. NO ATHLETE EPITOMIZES THE DRIVE FOR GOLD THAN CARLI LLOYD. FOR GOLD THAN CARLI LLOYD. WHAT IS IT THAT DRIVES HER AMY GIVES US AN INSIDE LOOK. AMY GIVES US AN INSIDE LOOK. DRIVE FOR GOLD, NEXT STOP TOKYO, SPONSORED BY YOUR TOKYO, SPONSORED BY YOUR TRI-STATE TOYOTA DEALERS. Reporter: CARLI LLOYD HAS HAD ALL THE HONORS. ALL THE HONORS. SHEu2019S CREATED ALL THE THRILLS. SHEu2019S CREATED ALL THE THRILLS. LLOYD, STEPS UP Reporter: SHEu2019S DELIVERED ON THE BIGGEST STAGES. ALL WHILE BEING THE ULTIMATE AMBASSADOR FOR PHILLY ORTS. AMBASSADOR FOR PHILLY ORTS. FLY, EAGLES, FLY. Reporter: BUT EVEN NOW IN THE TWILIGHT OF HER CAREER, THE WORK CONTINUES. THEREu2019S THE HUNGER AND THE THEREu2019S THE HUNGER AND THE ADDICTION TO WANT TO BE BETTER EVERY SINGLE DAY. I WANT TO JUST DO EVERYTHING I CAN TO PURSUE GREATNESS. TO PURSUE PERFECTION. TO PURSUE PERFECTION. Reporter: CARLI SHARED THAT GOAL WITH THE NEXT GENERATION. THERE YOU GO. NEVER SAY YOU CANu2019T. NEVER SAY YOU CANu2019T. Reporter: THIS PAST MARCH, CAR CARLI LLOYD HELD HER ANNUAL SOCCER CAMP FOR YOUNG GIRLS. HER MESSAGE FOR THE FUTURE GENERATION IS ONE SHE LIVES HERSELF. NOTHING WILL BE HANDED TO YOU. WEu2019RE LIVING IN A GENERATION AND A WORLD RIGHT NOW WHERE PEOPLE JUST WANT HANDOUTS. THEY WANT SOMEONE TO GIVE THEM A TICKET TO THE TOP. THAT DOESNu2019T HAPPEN. THAT DOESNu2019T HAPPEN. Reporter: DESPITE THE FAME, THE SUCCESS, THE GLORY, CARLI REMAINS THE SAME GIRL WHO GREW UP PLAYING IN DELRAN, NEW JERSEY. Iu2019M NOT HERE BECAUSE I LOOK A Iu2019M NOT HERE BECAUSE I LOOK A CERTAIN WAY OR I ACT A CERTAIN WAY. Iu2019M 38 YEARS OLD. YOU KNOW, IF I WAS TOO OLD AND IF I WASNu2019T GOOD ENOUGH, I WOULDNu2019T BE HERE. BUT Iu2019M HERE BECAUSE I CONTINUE TO WORK HARD. TO WORK HARD. I CONTINUE TO FINDAYS TO GET BETTER. AND I CONTINUE TO OUTWORK EVERY SINGLE OTHER PERSON. Reporter: THAT APPROACH MADE HER ONE OF AMERICAu2019S BEST SOCCER PLAYERS EVER. BUT WILL SHE MAKE TEAM USA THIS TIME AROUND OLYMPIC ROSTERS ARE SMALLER, MEANING HER SPOT IS FAR FROM CERTAIN. ITu2019S INCREDIBL DIFFICULT. ITu2019S VERY HARD FOR A COACH. WE GO FROM 23TOR FOR A WORLD CUP ROSTER DOWN TO 16, DOWN TO 18. ITu2019S HARD. ITu2019S HARD. I DONu2019T KNOW I WOULD WANT TO BE OUR COACH. ITu2019S BEEN AN UNBELIEVABLE JOURNEY THUS FAR. GOT A LITTLE BIT LEFT TO GO. Iu2019M HOPEFUL TO COMPETE AND MAKE THE OLYMPIC TEAM. THE OLYMPIC TEAM. WILL DO EVERYTHING IN MY POWER TO BE THE BEST I POSSIBLY CAN BE TO BE THE BEST I POSSIBLY CAN BE AND BE THE BEST FOR THE TEAM AS WELL. TEAM USA IS PLAYING THREE TUNE-UP MATCHES BEFORE THE GAMES THIS MONTH. BY THE END OF THIS MONTH BY THE END OF THIS MONTH THEYu2019LL ANNOUNCE WHETHER CARLI WILL BE ON THE TEAM FOR ONE MORE GO AT THE GOLD. WE WISH HER ALL THE BEST. SHEu2019S A HOMETOWN GIRL. ARE YOU KIDDING ME ARE YOU KIDDING ME ITu2019S CRAZY THIS PICK THE TEAM SO LATE.,videoid:1904989251949559,videolength:206140,videoprovider:mpx,alleypackscheduleunpublish:,feedremoteid:mpx1904989251949,feedthumbnailurl: data-livestreamfalse data-titleSoccer Star Carli Lloyd Hopeful in Her Drive for Another Olympic Gold data-vidcid1:12:2837096 data-vidurlhttps://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/sports/tokyo-summer-olympics/soccer-star-carli-lloyd-hopeful-in-her-drive-for-another-olympic-gold/2837096/ data-isleadfalse data-catnames282048:News,383:Sports,383116:Tokyo Olympics data-tagnames21134:Amy Fadool,3459:Carli Lloyd,372216:drive for gold,5278:soccer,313981:Tokyo Olympics,320721:USWNT data-customdataContentPartner:None,Source:WEBFM,SyndicationAllowed:true,mSNVideoCategories:MSN Video v4 Connector-most watched news,mSNVideoContentSupplierID:NBCLocal,mSNVideoCountry:us,subtitle:nosubtitle,uploadedByTeam:1,youtubeChannel:None data-autoplayfalse data-cplaytrueThough Ertz and Heath are dealing with injuries, the pair should be ready for action at the Olympics. However, if the team needs to make any roster changes because of injuries, four players forward Lynn Williams, midfielder Catarina Macario, defender Casey Krueger and goalkeeper Jane Campbell will join the squad in Tokyo as alternates.Here is a look at Team USA, broken down by position:Goalkeepers 2: Adrianna Franch Portland Thorns FC, Alyssa Naeher Chicago Red StarsDefenders 6: Abby Dahlkemper Manchester City/ENG, Tierna Davidson Chicago Red Stars, Crystal Dunn Portland Thorns FC, Kelley OHara Washington Spirit, Becky Sauerbrunn Portland Thorns FC, Emily Sonnett Washington SpiritMidfielders 5: Julie Ertz Chicago Red Stars, Lindsey Horan Portland Thorns FC, Rose Lavelle OL Reign, Kristie Mewis Houston Dash, Samantha Mewis North Carolina CourageForwards 5: Tobin Heath Unattached, Carli Lloyd NJ/NY Gotham FC, Alex Morgan Orlando Pride, Christen Press Unattached, Megan Rapinoe OL ReignThe United States womens national soccer team will play two matches against Mexico on July 1 and 5 in East Hartford, Conn. before heading to Japan.

Fans Return to TPC River Highlands for Travelers Celebrity Pro-Am
06/23/2021 9:32am

Today, fans are allowed back at TPC River Highlands to watch the Travelers Celebrity Pro-Am. The players this year include some local celebrities, some well-known athletes and actor Christopher Jackson, who played the original George Washington role in Hamilton and also has role in In the Heights, based on another award-winning musical by Lin-Manuel Miranda. The Travelers Championship is one of the states largest in-person sporting events since the pandemic began and the capacity has been capped at 10,000 people.The excitement to welcome back fans has been building for the last three months as organizers tried to get everything ready for this day where fans would be watching from the sidelines.Heres what you can expect when you come to TPC River Highlands for the Celebrity Pro-Am:The day will kick off with Javier Colon, winner of NBCs The Voice, singing the National Anthem and then there will be a military flyover with two C-130 aircrafts.Some of the big-name golfers like Bubba Watson and Dustin Johnson will be paired up with some local Connecticut celebrities.If youre heading to the course, you can see ESPNs Chris Berman, Red Sox great Tim Wakefield and former Patriots quarterback Doug Flutie tee off at noon. Colon, UConn coach Chris Daly and Jackson, also known for his role as Chunk Palmer in Bull, will hit the course at 12:10 p.m.See the full schedule here. The real excitement from players, fans and organizers is to hear the sounds of the crowds cheering and celebrating throughout the week.A couple of teammates that weve seen were greeting each other with open arms and just looking forward. Just looking forward to the experience again. Everybody is. Its just so exciting. Its a lot of fun, said Richard Laury, of Middletown.While the Celebrity Pro-Am tees off today, the official Travelers Tournament begins tomorrow.This story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story in your web browser.

Lakers Guard Alex Caruso Arrested in Texas for Marijuana Possession
06/23/2021 3:32am

This was not the offseason move that Alex Caruso expected.The 27-year-old guard for the Los Angeles Lakers was arrested on Tuesday for possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia according to arrest records.The arrest records show that Caruso was arrested by Texas A&M University Police, where the Lakers star played his collegiate ball. He was booked and released on Tuesday. The arrest records also show Carusos address as Manhattan Beach, CA.According to ESPNs Ramona Shelburne, who spoke to Lieutenant Bobby Richardson of the Texas A&M Police Department, around 2 p.m. local time, Caruso tried to board a flight at McKinsey Airport, which is located on the A&M campus.The Transportation and Security Administration searched Carusos bags and found a herb grinder that contained marijuana, Richardson told Shelburne.Caruso was born in College Station, Texas and his family still resides there. He played for the Texas A&M Aggies from 2012-2016 before going undrafted in 2016. He was named to the SEC All-Defensive Team in 2015, and the Second-team All-SEC defense in 2016.Caruso played for the Oklahoma City Blue G-League Affiliate and then the South Bay Lakers before he was promoted to the active roster in 2019. He was a huge piece for the Lakers during their 2020 NBA Championship run in the bubble in Orlando, Florida. Caruso even started the clinching Game 6 against the Miami Heat.The Lakers were eliminated from the NBA Playoffs in six games by the Phoenix Suns in the first round of the postseason on June 4. Caruso is a free agent at the end of the NBA season, and the Lakers have expressed interest in re-signing him.Marijuana is legal for recreational use in California, but still remains illegal in Texas.Carusos teammate LeBron James had some fun with the news on Twitter.This story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story in your web browser.

Mother of Vikings' Jaylen Twyman Speaks in Exclusive Interview After DC Shooting
06/23/2021 2:53am

The mother of Minnesota Vikings player Jaylen Twyman, who was shot multiple times in D.C. yesterday, spoke about her sons recovery exclusively to News4s Shomari Stone Tuesday.Through the camera intercom on her Ring doorbell, Stephanie Twyman answered questions while at a hospital with her son.Im hurt and I know that it can happen to anyone, she said. I want people to know that Jaylen is fine. Hes strong. Hes going to make a 100 recovery.Minnesota VikingsJun 22Vikings Rookie Jaylen Twyman Shot While Visiting Family in DCOn Monday evening, Jaylen Twyman was shot on 50th Street while visiting his aunt. Police said the gunman also shot three other people, whose names have not been released.The 21-year-old defensive tackle was born in D.C. and played in a No. 55 jersey at H.D. Woodson High School. He attended the University of Pittsburgh and had recently signed a rookie contract with the Vikings.Im feeling blessed. Im feeling blessed that my son is alive. My son is well, Stephanie Twyman said.She said her son miraculously survived because the shots made superficial exit wounds. The other victims are also expected to be OK.They were shooting at everyone, anyone that was outside. It was not a targeted shooting, Stephanie Twyman said.They were shooting at everyone. It just so happens he was leaving his aunts house and he happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. Police released photos of the suspects SUV. While police search for the shooter, Stephanie Twyman thanked the community.We thank everyone for their well wishes and their prayers and Jaylen will be coming home soon and hell be going back to camp, she said, referring to training camp with the Vikings.Police ask anyone with information about the shooting to give them a call.

NBA Draft Lottery Results 2021: Pistons Win Cade Cunningham Sweepstakes
06/23/2021 1:46am

NBA Draft Lottery results 2021: Pistons win Cunningham sweepstakes originally appeared on NBC Sports ChicagoWith the first pick in the 2021 NBA Draft, the Detroit Pistonsselect.We now know that the Pistonswill be the team drafting first overall after they won the 2021 NBA Draft Lottery on Tuesday night. And well officially find out the rest of that opening sentence at the draft on July 29, although it is fully expected to be Oklahoma State guard Cade Cunningham.The Pistons, who had the second-worst record in the league last season at 20-52,won the lottery for the first time in franchise history after enteringwith a 14percent chance of earning the top pick. Ben Wallace, Detroits team representative at the lottery, pounded the table and clapped in celebration when it was revealed that the Pistons won the Cunningham sweepstakes.The top 4 picks of the 2021 NBADraftLottery Presented by State Farm. pic.twitter.com/YDUWROPZ0L NBA NBA June 23, 2021The Houston Rockets, who had the worst record last season at 17-55, got the second pick. The Cleveland Cavaliers and Toronto Raptors both made a jump, with the Cavs getting the third pick and the Raptors getting the fourth.The last time the Pistons, Cavaliers and Raptors were all in the top four was back in 2003 when the Cavs selected LeBron James, the Pistons took Darko Milicic and the Raptors, after the Denver Nuggets selected Carmelo Anthony, took Chris Bosh.Here are the full results of the 2021 draft lottery:1. Detroit Pistons2. Houston Rockets3. Cleveland Cavaliers4. Toronto Raptors5. Orlando Magic6. Oklahoma City Thunder7. Golden State Warriors via the Minnesota Timberwolves8. Orlando Magic via the Chicago Bulls9. Sacramento Kings10. New Orleans Pelicans11. Charlotte Hornets12. San Antonio Spurs13. Indiana Pacers14. Golden State WarriorsThe Timberwolves sent their No. 7 pick to the Warriors as part of the Andrew Wiggins-DAngelo Russell trade, giving the Warriors a pair of lottery picks. TheBulls No. 8 pick went to the Magic to complete the Nikola Vucevic trade, giving the Magic two top-10picks.ESPNs Adrian Wojnarowski reported that Cunningham will visit only the Pistons prior to the NBA draft, and if selected, he will add some much-needed firepower and playmaking ability to the Detroit backcourt.In his lone season at Oklahoma State, Cunningham averaged 20.1 points, 6.2 rebounds and 3.5 assists while shooting 43.8 percent from the field and 40 percent from deep. He is listed as an overwhelming favorite to be the No 1 overall pick at -800, per our partner, PointsBet. USC big man Evan Mobley and Gonzaga point guard Jalen Suggs each are 900, and the G Leagues Jalen Green is 1500.Editors note: All odds are provided by our partner, PointsBet. PointsBet is our Official Sports Betting Partner and we may receive compensation if you place a bet on PointsBet for the first time after clicking our links.

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