Team USA loses again at FIBA World Cup
With the loss, Team USA can finish no better than seventh -- making it the worst finish for the country in international tournament history. The previous worst was finishing sixth in the 2002 FIBA World Championship. It also assured the US men won't medal at a major international competition for this first time since the 2002 FIBA World Championship. But the Americans did that without many of the biggest NBA stars, as several of the top players in the league opted out of playing for the FIBA World Cup this summer. Team USA's final game in this year's World Cup will take place Saturday against either Poland or the Czech Republic in Beijing.
US men's basketball team loses first game in 13 years to Australia
All of that changed Saturday, when Team USA lost its first game since 2006 to Australia. The Boomers, ranked 11th by the International Basketball Federation (FIBA), won its first game against No. The last time Team USA lost was during the 2006 semifinals of the FIBA World Championship. The US' final exhibition is Monday against Canada in Sydney before heading to the World Cup in China. There the two-time defending World Cup champion will face the Czech Republic on September 1.
Women's soccer in the US enjoys high attendance after World Cup
Carli Lloyd of the USA lifts the FIFA Women's World Cup Trophy following victory over the Netherlands in the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup France Final on July 7, 2019, in Lyon, France. (CNN) - The success of Team USA at the Women's World Cup in France is translating to more fans at soccer fields across America. It remains to be seen if these high attendance numbers will last as the season goes on. If you're feeling withdrawal from not seeing your favorite Team USA players crush it on the world's stage, look no further than the NWSL. Stop by Orlando to see Team USA co-captain Alex Morgan in action.