Kings All-Star Center DeMarcus says he wants to make sure he’s “playing my part” for Team USA at the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. He’s averaging 8.6 points and 4.4 rebounds but has struggled with foul trouble in the team’s seven victories. The team plays Serbia on Sunday for the gold medal.
Americans playing hockey in Europe are likely to make up the majority of the U.S. men's team for the Pyeongchang Olympics, Olympic coach Tony Granato said Monday, adding that he will fill the remaining spots with players who are signed to American Hockey League contracts and with college players.
As the White House and North Korean officials traded barbs about whether war has been declared between their countries, U.S. Olympic Committee leaders said Monday they remain confident that the American team can compete safely at the upcoming 2016 Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
The president of the International Olympic Committee says he remains confident the Winter Games will go on as scheduled in South Korea despite growing tensions including North Korea's latest ballistic missile test.