GOLF - After one day of action at the 2012 Ryder Cup, hosts United States have built a 5-3 lead on their visitors from Europe. A deficit by more than one point after one day has been turned into a victory on five occasions in Ryder Cup history. In 1995, Europe trailed by a similar margin on Friday, only to claim the tie by 14.5-13.5 on Sunday.
GOLF - Phil Mickelson is set to make a ninth participation in the Ryder Cup, an unprecedented feat by an American golfer. With his ninth Ryder Cup campaign, Mickelson surpasses three countrymen, who are on eight and are joined by Jim Furyk who will represent his country in his eighth Ryder Cup.
BASKETBALL - We have prepared an interactive Infographic that analyses player stats for the players that have made it into the men’s basketball final. Click Read More to see the infographic and then click on it to enable its interactive features.
BASKETBALL - The men’s basketball team of the United States is about to take to the Olympic court. Our Infographic shows their average winning margin in the previous Olympic Games. Click Read More to see the Infographic and then click the picture to make it interactive.
11 - All 11 professional players on the USA’s 1992 DreamTeam have been elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame. Click ‘Read More’ to see the complete countdown from 100 until today.
17 - Record number of Olympic medals won by one country in one day - the USA on 11 August 1984 (5 sports). Click ‘Read More’ to see the complete countdown from 100 until today.
BASKETBALL - Defending Olympic champions USA have named their Olympic men’s Basketball team, returning five players from their victorious campaign in Beijing four years ago. The players shooting for a second gold medal are LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, Kobe Bryant and Deron Williams.
26 - Golds won by USA in 3m Springboard (diving), the most golds won by any country in any discipline in any sport. Click ‘Read More’ to see the complete countdown from 100 until today.
32 - The Dream Team beat Croatia by 32 pts in the 1992 basketball final, the closest game USA played in Barcelona. Click ‘Read More’ to see the complete countdown from 100 until today.
OLYMPIC GAMES - Team USA are projected to win 40 gold medals if the 2012 London Olympic Games were to be concluded today, three more than China’s projected 37. China, however, are expected to win most overall medals. Infostrada Sports Group and USA Today have teamed up to give you the projection. Click here see where your country ranks. And click here to meet the premier representatives of Team USA.