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  1. 2012 Summer Olympics -- Mental edge helps U.S. women's gymnastics...

    Jim Caple

    Whether the 2012 gold medalists in the women's team final are the best group of American Olympic gymnasts can be debated, but they are almost certainly the best team.

    Story | Conversation | July 31, 2012
  2. 2012 Summer Olympics -- Team USA being taken for granted

    Jim Caple

    Don't be deceived by the final score. Saturday's Olympic opener was a bit of a struggle for the U.S. women's basketball team. So maybe it's time to quit taking this squad for granted.

    Story | Conversation | July 28, 2012
  3. 2012 Summer Olympics -- Rivalry drives U.S. women's gymnasts

    Jim Caple

    Swimming has Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte. Gymnastics has Jordyn Wieber and Gabby Douglas. And the competition between the American teammates is making them and the entire team better.

    Story | Conversation | July 28, 2012
  4. Auriemma on Griner, USA versus the world and the UConn connection...

    Jim Caple

    DALLAS -- The United States women's basketball team has won the gold medal in the past four Olympics and six of the past seven. So what would be a bigger shock, for the women or the men to come home without a gold medal from London? "I'm hoping th...

    Blog | May 14, 2012
  5. Gymnasts' road to 2012 gets more difficult

    Jim Caple

    We all know making the U.S. Olympic team is difficult enough. Years of training, passion and financial sacrifice are normally required (well, not so much financial sacrifice if you're on the basketball team). But making the gymnastics squad is now ev...

    Blog | August 15, 2011
  6. Yet again, Leslie's presence leads U.S. women to Olympic gold

    Jim Caple

    Many said this would be the Olympics where the world would catch up to the U.S. women's basketball team, but the squad just wouldn't let its leader, Lisa Leslie, go out that way.

    Story | Conversation | August 23, 2008
  7. Latest Hammon vs. the World tilt all about hoops, not politics

    Jim Caple

    The latest installment of Becky Hammon vs. the World didn't result in any crisis in American-Russian relations. No, in the end, it was just about basketball and the U.S. dominated once again.

    Story | Conversation | August 21, 2008
  8. Why Becky Hammon isn't a traitor

    Jim Caple

    Becky Hammon is playing Olympic basketball for Russia, but that doesn't make her a traitor.

    Story | Conversation | August 11, 2008
  9. U.S. pitchers leave fielders idle

    Jim Caple

    Forget about the Mendoza Line -- opponents batted less than .100 against the U.S. in women's softball.

    Story | Conversation | August 21, 2004
  10. Those absent share the blame

    Jim Caple

    The difference between Puerto Rico and Team USA is that the Puerto Ricans cared.

    Story | Conversation | August 15, 2004