Short-handed US basketball roster off to Tokyo

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Who will replace Beal?

2020 Olympics: JaVale McGee and Keldon Johnson replace Bradley Beal and Kevin Love on the USA Basketball men's national team. The team has made some last second replacements befoe heading off to Tokyo. Bullets Forever2020 Olympics: McGee, Johnson replace Beal, Love on USA MBB team

What channel is USA vs Spain?

TV Channel: NBC Boston Sports. usatoday.comTeam USA vs. Spain: Pre-Olympics Las Vegas exhibition live stream, lineups, broadcast info (7/18)

Ralph Lauren unveiled the parade uniforms last week, including a white denim jacket that will include "wearable RL cooling technology," according to a statement from the company. The technology is a "self-regulating temperature cooling device" integrated into the jackets and will disperse heat and cool down the body temperature.

In 2018, the clothing brand used similar technology for the Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, devising heated jackets for cold temperatures in South Korea.

"Recognizing Tokyo's summer heat, we sought to develop a solution for Team USA that fuses fashion and function -- allowing them to look and feel their best on one of the world's biggest stages," the Ralph Lauren statement said.

Team USA's parade uniform will also include a woolen navy blue blazer, coordinating shoes, masks made from cotton, and striped belts.

Ralph Lauren has been the official outfitter for Team USA since 2008. The flag-bearers for Team USA are yet to be announced. The opening ceremonies will feature fewer athletes and will not include any fans.

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Jackie Young Replaces Katie Lou Samuelson on U.S. Three-on-Three Team

Sports Illustrated 20 July, 2021 - 01:01am

Samuelson was placed under USA Basketball's health and safety protocols Saturday and will be unable to participate in the Tokyo Olympics.

"I am devastated to share that after getting sick with COVID-19, I will not be able to go and compete in Tokyo," Samuelson said in a statement. "Competing in the Olympics has been a dream of mine since I was a little girl and I hope someday soon I can come back to realize that dream. I am especially heartbroken as I am fully vaccinated and took every precaution, but I know everything will work itself out in the way it's supposed to.

"I wish nothing but the best to my USAB teammates as they go out there and crush it. I'll be cheering you on every step of the way."

Samuelson had previously been one of the four WNBA players to represent the U.S. on the three-on-three team, marking the first time that the sport will be played in the Olympics. Wings guard Allisha Gray, Aces guard Kelsey Plum and Sky center Stefanie Dolson are the team's other three members.

Similar to backyard pickup games, three-on-three games will be played on a half-court. They’ll end after 10 minutes or when a team reaches 21 points, whichever comes first. Baskets scored outside the arc are worth two points; baskets inside it are worth one.

Young previously played on a USA Basketball three-on-three national team at the 2019 World Beach Games in Doha, Qatar and also participated in the 2020 USA three-on-three Olympic Qualifying Team training camp in February 2020 in Chicago, among other experiences.

Young enters the Olympics in the midst of one of her best professional seasons, averaging 12.6 points, 3.8 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 1.2 steals per game with the Aces. 

The three-on-three tournament will take place from July 24-28. 

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