World Cup not the only sports headliner

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While the world focuses its attention to South Africa and the International Federation of Football Associations World Cup, Team USA athletes in other summer sports continue to battle global opponents with great success.

Today’s Olympic Sports Scene included news on several athletic fronts:

The U.S. Women’s National Volleyball Team earned a silver medal during the first tournament of their season at the Montreux Valley Masters in Switzerland.

U.S. Judo athletes like Travis Stevens, who earned a second World Tour medal on the season, continue to compete at a high level and U.S. star sailors Andrew Campbell and Brad Nichol also earned silver in a strong field this past week at the Star European Championships in Viareggio, Italy.

USA Wrestling hosted its World Team Trials to determine the 21 athletes who will compete at the 2010 World Championships in September.