LeBron James reacts during a game against the Atlanta Hawks on Nov. 17, 2019 in Los Angeles.
The women of Team USA were on fire this past week. The U.S. women’s sitting volleyball team capped off its undefeated season at the World ParaVolley Super 6, speedskater Brittany Bowe kicked off the world cup season with two medals, and Para sprinter Deja Young defended her world title. Also, legendary tennis duo Bob and Mike Bryan announced they will be retiring in 2020, and LeBron James had a special visitor at the Lakers game on Sunday. Did you miss anything? It's OK, we've got you covered.
1. Brittany Bowe is back! At the first ISU Speed Skating World Cup of the season, Bowe won two medals, and proved she is still a dominant force on the ice.
✨American dream 🇺🇸 Brittany Bowe takes 1000m gold in track record, as 🇨🇦Ivanie Blondin wins mass start to round off the thrilling World Cup action in Minsk 🇧🇾— ISU Speed Skating (@ISU_Speed) November 17, 2019
🔢 Results - https://t.co/ERTgPutHoy
#⃣ #SpeedSkating pic.twitter.com/C5VD6GW84m
2. Records on records on records. Shot putter Josh Cinnamo is too good. In August, he broke his own world record at the Parapan American Games Lima 2019 and then did it again this past week at the World Para Athletics Championships in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
3. Feeling on top of the world: Roderick Townsend and Deja Young sprinted and soared to the top of the podium as they defended their world titles at the World Para Athletics Championships.
Ayyyyeeee! https://t.co/WXNKvFWEWz— Roderick D. Townsend (@TheJumpAddict) November 13, 2019
Teamwork Makes The Dream Work
4. Perfect team. Perfect season. The U.S. women’s sitting volleyball team is truly unstoppable. After going undefeated all season, the team capped off the year by winning the World ParaVolleyball Super 6 title.
🥇🏆Mission accomplished: U.S. Women's Sitting Team wins @ParaVolley World Super 6 gold medal and goes undefeated (2⃣5⃣-0⃣) in 2019 following 🧹of Russia. Kaleo Kanahele Maclay named MVP and Best Setter. Next up: @Paralympics in 2020.— USA Volleyball (@usavolleyball) November 17, 2019
Recap | https://t.co/xcsyQIajZy pic.twitter.com/9iQGRVrcOi
5. The beach volleyball duo of Taylor Crabb and Jake Gibb claimed its first FIVB World Tour stop win together. Also, going home with some hardware is Taylor Crabb’s brother Trevor Crabb and his partner Tri Bourne, who won the bronze medal.
Jake Gibb/Taylor Crabb 🇺🇸 take GOLD 🥇 at the FIVB 4⭐ in Chetumal!!@JakeGibb / @tcrabbs13 beat Brouwer/Meeuwsen of NED 🇳🇱 21-16, 16-21, 15-12 pic.twitter.com/VgU4ZwKVw3— USAV Beach (@USAVBeach) November 17, 2019
6. This team is on FIRE! The U.S women’s wrestling team won silver at the Women's World Cup. Led by reigning world champions Jacarra Winchester (55 kg.), Tamyra Mensah-Stock (68 kg.) and Adeline Gray (76 kg.) the women reached the podium for the first time since 2011.
7. We love this squad! The USMNT beat Canada 4-1 on Friday to continue its quest for the Concacaf Nations League Group A title.
Feelin’ 💯 this morning, but the #JobsNotDone. 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/YdZb858DKH— U.S. Soccer MNT (@USMNT) November 16, 2019
All The Feels
8. This couple is too perfect! Congrats to the new Mr. & Mrs. Harmer!
9. We love some good throwback photos. Paralympian Tatyana McFadden reflects on the day she was adopted from Russia, and it’s the sweetest thing we’ve seen in a while.
#fbf to adopted day. Many first’s happened in these photos. My very first wheelchair that I used just only while I was in #Russia 🇷🇺( had a new one waiting for me in the US). My very first time trying ice cream which I asked to be heated because I didn’t understand why it cold😅 pic.twitter.com/TQyxA5iy8d— Tatyana McFadden (@TatyanaMcFadden) November 15, 2019
10. The perfect photo doesn’t exist…OH WAIT.
11. One last season. The Bryan Brothers are retiring after the 2020 US Open and it’s giving us all the feels.
We dedicate 2020 to all those who have shared this journey with us. Whether you root for us or against us, we are grateful for your passion in the sport that has given us so much. We’ll always do our best to return this love. Thank you for letting us live out our dream. 🙏❤️ pic.twitter.com/OmsFarDHJz— Bob Bryan (@Bryanbros) November 14, 2019
12. And last, but not least. Legends supporting legends. You love to see it!