WASHINGTON -- Uniforms for U.S. Olympic athletes are American red, white and blue -- but made in China. That has members of Congress fuming.
Republicans and Democrats railed Thursday about the U.S. Olympic Committee's decision to dress the U.S. team in Chinese manufactured berets, blazers and pants while the American textile industry struggles economically with many U.S. workers desperate for jobs.
"I am so upset. I think the Olympic committee should be ashamed of themselves. I think they should be embarrassed. I think they should take all the uniforms, put them in a big pile and burn them and start all over again," Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., told reporters at a Capitol Hill news conference on taxes.
"If they have to wear nothing but a singlet that says USA on it, painted by hand, then that's what they should wear," he said, referring to an athletic jersey.
House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi told reporters at her weekly news conference that she's proud of the nation's Olympic athletes, but "they should be wearing uniforms that are made in America."
Browns take chance: The Browns believe they got a bargain in former Baylor wide receiver Josh Gordon.
Cleveland took Gordon in the second round of the NFL's supplemental draft Thursday. He was the only player selected; the Browns must forfeit their second-round pick in the 2013 draft.
He caught 42 passes for 714 yards and seven touchdowns in 2010.
Saban's daughter in lawsuit: The daughter of University of Alabama football coach Nick Saban is asking a judge to throw out a lawsuit filed by a one-time friend over a sorority fight.
Sarah Grimes sued last month seeking at least $10,000 from Kristen Saban over a fight that she claims began over a Facebook post after a night of drinking in Tuscaloosa.
Seau's tissue donated: Coroner's officials say Junior Seau's family has donated some of his brain tissue for research amid questions about whether damage from his football career contributed to his decision to commit suicide.
Pacers; Mavs trade: The Indiana Pacers have traded point guard Darren Collison and wing player Dahntay Jones to the Dallas Mavericks for center Ian Mahinmi.
Dallas, which was unable to sway Deron Williams to play for his hometown team and is losing guards Jason Kidd and Jason Terry in free agency, confirmed the deal Thursday night.
Perkins surgery: Oklahoma City Thunder starting center Kendrick Perkins is expected to be ready for next season after having surgery on his right groin Thursday.
The team announced that the procedure was a success and that Perkins will miss four to six weeks before returning to normal offseason activities.
Kansas and Cannabis: Nearly three dozen people were indicted Thursday for what federal prosecutors say was a ring that supplied about $17 million worth of "high-grade" drugs to customers, including marijuana to members of last year's University of Kansas basketball team.
Gee set for surgery: New York Mets pitcher Dillon Gee is scheduled for right shoulder surgery that could sideline him for the rest of the season.
The team says Gee will have surgery Friday in St. Louis to replace a portion of damaged artery.
Hagadone out 2 months: Indians pitcher Nick Hagadone will be out at least two months after having surgery to fix a broken left arm the team says he injured in frustration.
Hagadone had a screw inserted into his broken left forearm, which he hurt following an appearance last week against Tampa Bay. Indians general manager Chris Antonetti said the left-hander's injury was "self-inflicted."
Jackson makes apology: Reggie Jackson says he made a mistake by disparaging specific players in recent remarks.
The Hall of Famer says his comments were "inappropriate" and "unfair." Jackson told SI that some of Alex Rodriguez's statistics were tainted by his admitted use for performance-enhancing drugs. Jackson says he's been reaching out to make apologies to the players he offended and their families.