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New Zealand All Blacks Defeat USA Eagles in Chicago

New Zealand All Blacks vs. USA Rugby Eagles (Michael Lee / KLC Fotos) Click here to receive information about the Rugby World Cup 2015. (Reuters) – Code hopper Sonny Bill Williams made a successful return to international rugby union by scoring two tries as New Zealand hammered the United States 74-6 in their test at Soldier […]

Rugby: All Blacks see Blackhawk Game in Chicago

After a long practice session, the All Blacks team had the chance to take in an ice hockey game, something rarely seen in their native of New Zealand.

Rugby: New Zealand’s All Blacks Union Arrives in Chicago

After an 18-hour flight, New Zealand’s mighty All-Blacks Rugby Union has landed in America in preparation for their upcoming match on November 1st. Watch the team as they land at the O’Hare airport in Chicago for their first game in America this Saturday.

2014 Secret US Classic: Chicago, IL, United States

The Secret U.S. Classic is the final opportunity for female gymnasts to qualify for the 2014 P&G Championships, USA Gymnastics’ national championships.

Gwen Jorgensen Makes History by Winning WTS in Chicago

CHICAGO — USA Triathlon National Team Member and 2012 Olympian Gwen Jorgensen captured her sixth career ITU World Triathlon Series victory on Saturday at Grant Park’s Buckingham Fountain, making history as the first woman from any country to claim six titles since the series launched in 2009. Jorgensen (St. Paul, Minn.) grabbed the tape in […]

2014 ITU World Triathlon Series: Chicago: Quick Transition Techniques

Get a good look at Cameron Good’s technique to transition from bicycle to running in the Chicago Triathlon.

2014 ITU World Triathlon Series: Chicago: Men’s Triathlon: Interviews

Javier Gomez Noya (ESP) and Joao Pereira (POR) talk about getting 1st and 2nd, respectively, in the Men’s Triathlon in Chicago.

2014 ITU World Triathlon Series: Chicago: Men’s: Gomez take 1st

Javier Gomez Noya (ESP) takes 1st in Chicago with a total time of 1:47.21, giving him the 4th win of the season, and putting him 1st overall in world rankings.

2014 ITU World Triathlon Series: Chicago: Jenkins Squirts Herself In The Eye

Helen Jenkins (GBR) accidentally squirts herself in the eye with champagne on the podium.

2014 ITU World Triathlon Series: Chicago: Women’s Triathlon: Interviews

Gwen Jorgensen (USA) and Helen Jenkins (GBR) talk about getting 1st and 2nd, respectively, in the Triathlon in Chicago.

2014 ITU World Triathlon Series: Chicago: Women’s Triathlon

Gwen Jorgensen (USA) was able to overcome being a minute behind and blast through the opposition and takes her 6th Triathlon win in a row.

World No. 1 Gwen Jorgensen Headlines Field in Chicago

Gwen Jorgensen (Janos Schmidt/ITU) This weekend, the long awaited debut of Chicago on the ITU World Triathlon Series schedule will come to fruition. It is the only U.S. stop on the 2014 ITU World Triathlon Series circuit. Universal Sports Network will broadcast the elite women’s race Saturday, June 28, at 1:30 PM ET LIVE and […]

Olympic Speed Skater Eddy Alvarez Signs With Chicago White Sox

Eddy Alvarez (Kyle Terada/USA TODAY Sports) By Max Meyer Olympic silver medalist Eddy Alvarez signed a minor league contract with the Chicago White Sox, according to a post on his Instagram account. Alvarez, a short-track speed skater, won the silver in the 5,000m relay at the Sochi Olympics. The 24-year-old played college baseball in 2011 […]

2014 SQUASH: PSA/WSA Guggenheim Partners Metrosquash Windy City Open: Chicago, IL

The 2014 METROsquash Windy City Openfeatures a professional sanctioned tournament that will attract 28 world class squash professionals, all vying for one of the most well-known titles in North America.

Kebede smashes course record to win Chicago Marathon

Runners leave the starting line during the 2012 Chicago Marathon, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty) CHICAGO, Oct 7 (Reuters) – Ethiopia’s Tsegaye Kebede slashed almost a minute off the course record to win the Chicago Marathon on Sunday, leading an African sweep in the 35th running of the race. Kebede stormed to victory […]

Boston Considered Favorite in 2024 Olympics Race

Fenway Park in Boston (Shutterstock) Olympians react to #BOSTON2024 By Karolos Grohmann BERLIN, Jan 9 (Reuters) – Boston joined the race to host the 2024 Olympics, instantly claiming the favorites tag as the United States look to land their first summer Games since 1996. It is not so much what the city is offering that gives […]

USOC Set to Choose 2024 Olympic Bid City

By Troy Gennaro/Courtesy of Representatives from the USOC will be meeting Thursday, January 8th at the Denver International Airport to consider a U.S. bid to host the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.  The USOC made claims in early December that the odds are good for an American 2024 Olympic bid, and on the 16th of […]

Defending Champion Meb Keflezighi Will Run in 2015 Boston Marathon

Meb Keflezighi (Greg M. Cooper/USA TODAY Sports) BOSTON, MA – John Hancock Financial today announced the Elite USA Team for the 119th running of the Boston Marathon on April 20, 2015. The exceptional team, recruited to compete with a deep international field, includes the men’s defending champion Meb Keflezighi, as well as Shalane Flanagan, Desiree […]

Kenyan Athletes Demand Tougher Action Against Doping

Kenya’s Asbel Kiprop (REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes) ITEN, Kenya, Jan 7 (Reuters) – Olympic and double world 1,500m champion Asbel Kiprop has joined a growing number of Kenyan athletes and officials demanding tougher action against doping after dozens of positive cases in Kenya in the past two years. Government officials have blamed the rising number of cases on […]

Kenya’s marathon queen Jeptoo fails second doping test

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/THOMAS MUKOYA (Reuters) – Kenyan Rita Jeptoo, winner of the Boston and Chicago marathons for the last two years, has tested positive for a banned substance in a B sample taken after she failed an out-of-competition check in September. “The results of the analysis of the B sample which was conducted on 17th to 19th December […]

U.S. Seen as ‘Clear Favorite’ to Land 2024 Olympics

U.S. will bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics (Shutterstock) By Larry Fine Dec 16 (Reuters) – Prospects of the Summer Olympics returning to U.S. soil look good, according to domestic sports business experts who rate the United States as the early favorite to host the 2024 Games. The United States on Tuesday became the […]

U.S. Will Bid to Host 2024 Summer Olympics

Carl Lewis at the Los Angeles Olympic Games in 1984 (AFP/AFP/Getty Images) By Rory Carroll REDWOOD CITY, California, Dec 16 (Reuters) – The United States will bid for the 2024 Olympics, seeking to host the Summer Games for the first time since 1996, the country’s Olympic committee said on Tuesday. Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston and Washington are […]

Kenenisa Bekele Sets Sights on Olympic Marathon Gold

Kenenisa Bekele (JOHN THYS/AFP/Getty Images) By Matt Smith DUBAI, Dec 14 (Reuters) – Kenenisa Bekele, world record holder over 5,000 and 10,000m, is aiming for Marathon gold at the 2016 Olympics, although the Ethiopian on Sunday said he could yet switch back to a shorter distance at the Rio de Janeiro games. He may not […]

Tatyana McFadden Named USOC’s Female Athlete of the Month

Tatyana McFadden (Photo by Martin Hunter/Getty Images) COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Top performances throughout November earned Paralympic track and field athlete Tatyana McFadden (Clarksville, Maryland) and wheelchair tennis player David Wagner (San Diego, California) Athlete of the Month recognition, while the U.S. women’s saber team received Team of the Month honors, the United States Olympic […]

USA Bobsled & Skeleton National Team Named

Steven Holcomb (AP Photo/Mike Groll) Click here for the full 2014-15 FIBT Bobsled and Skeleton World Cup viewing schedule. USA Bobsled & Skeleton announced the 23 bobsledders and 11 skeleton athletes to represent the United States on the 2014-2015 World Cup and Intercontinental Cup tours. “There is a wealth of talent on this team, which is […]

U.S. A Sleeping Giant of World Rugby: Wallabies’ Greats

Sam Cane of the All Blacks scores a try during the International Test Match between the United States of America and the New Zealand All Blacks at Soldier Field on November 1, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images) (Reuters) – The United States was the ‘sleeping giant’ of world rugby and the […]

Rita Jeptoo Requests B Test

Rita Jeptoo (Jim Rogash/Getty Images) NAIROBI, Nov 4 (Reuters) – Kenya’s Rita Jeptoo, winner of the Boston and Chicago Marathons for the last two years, has asked for a B test after failing an out-of-competition doping test in September, officials said on Tuesday. Jeptoo met Kenyan athletics chiefs who informed her that she had been provisionally […]

All Blacks Game Could Be Catalyst for U.S. World Cup Bid

USA Rugby Men’s Eagles (Michael Lee/USA Rugby) Click here to receive information about the Rugby World Cup 2015. By Greg Stutchbury WELLINGTON, Oct 31 (Reuters) – The All Blacks test against the United States in Chicago could provide the springboard rugby needs in the competitive American sports market and even prove a catalyst to bid for […]

Reigning Boston Marathon Champion Rita Jeptoo Fails Doping Test

Rita Jeptoo (Jim Rogash/Getty Images) NAIROBI, Oct 31 (Reuters) – Kenya’s Rita Jeptoo, winner of the Boston and Chicago Marathons for the last two years, has failed an out-of-competition doping test, Athletics Kenya said on Friday. The organization announced that Jeptoo’s ‘A’ sample “indicated the presence of prohibited substances.” Athletics Kenya did not give more details […]

2014 New York City Marathon Preview

Meb Keflezighi and Tatyana McFadden (REUTERS/Mike Segar) By Seth Rubinroit Runners to watch at the 2014 New York City Marathon on Sunday, November 2: Meb Keflezighi Meb Keflezighi will be running his first marathon since April, when he became the first U.S. male runner to win the Boston Marathon in three decades. Keflezighi will be motivated after struggling […]

Sonny Bill, Cruden to start for All Blacks against U.S.

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/NIGEL MARPLE (Reuters) – Code-hopper Sonny Bill Williams and humbled flyhalf Aaron Cruden have been named in an experimental-looking New Zealand side to face the United States in their rugby test at Chicago’s Soldier Field on Saturday. Williams, who was playing in Australia’s National Rugby League last month before crossing codes again to try […]

USA Rugby vs. All Blacks Preview

USA Eagles vs. All Blacks (Meghan Wojnowski/USA Rugby) Click here to receive information about the Rugby World Cup 2015. The USA Rugby Men’s Eagles will take on the New Zealand All Blacks in a historic match on November 1. Here’s what you need to know: Television Coverage Universal Sports Network will host a pre-game show at […]

Rugby: Team USA prepares to take on the New Zealand All Blacks

The USA Eagles arrived for their first day of training on a practice pitch just outside of downtown Chicago. The squad began preparation for one of the greatest challenges in USA Rugby history, taking on the New Zealand All Blacks on American turf this Saturday.

2014 Skate America

Gracie Gold (U.S. Figure Skating) Click here for the 2014-2015 figure skating viewing schedule. The International Skating Union (ISU) announced today the athlete selections for the 2014 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series, which will begin Oct. 24-26 with 2014 Hilton HHonors Skate America in Chicago. The field at Skate America will feature several […]

Amy Van Dyken Discusses Power of Sport

Amy Van Dyken (REUTERS/Craig Hospital) By Brandon Penny CHICAGO — Amy Van Dyken-Rouen understands the power of sport. The power of sport changed the swimmer’s life when it propelled her to six Olympic gold medals at the 1996 and 2000 Games. Fourteen years later, the power of sport changed her life again, but in ways […]

U.S. Olympic bid picking up momentum and support

(Reuters) – The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) gave the clearest indication yet that it will make a pitch for the 2024 Summer Games, saying on Friday that next year it hoped to be in the final stages of preparing a bid. After stunning rebukes to New York to host the 2012 Olympics and Chicago’s […]

Eugene Bids to Host IAAF World Championships

Sanya Richards-Ross competing in Eugene, Oregon in 2012 (REUTERS/Steve Dipaola)  By Gene Cherry Sept 25 (Reuters) – Eugene, Oregon will bid for the 2019 IAAF world athletics championships, seeking to become the first U.S. city to host the biennial event, officials said on Thursday. Barcelona and Doha are also bidding for the championships, which attract the world’s top […]

USA Triathlon Super Sprint on Universal Sports

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Men’s and women’s race coverage from the Las Vegas stop of the elite 2014 USA Triathlon Super Sprint Series will be televised on Universal Sports Network on Wednesday, Oct. 1 at 8 p.m., showcasing a unique triathlon format on the rise in the U.S. A 60-minute national broadcast of the Super […]

Shalane Flanagan Targets the American Women’s Marathon Record

Shalane Flanagan will attempt to set the American women’s marathon record at the Berlin Marathon (Bob Levey/Getty Images) By Seth Rubinroit What to know before watching the 2014 Berlin Marathon on Universal Sports on Sunday, September 28 at 12 PM ET (or LIVE online at 2:30 AM ET). World’s Fastest Course The Berlin Marathon is […]

Countdown to Rio 2016 Paralympic Games

Tatyana McFadden (Photo by Martin Hunter/Getty Images) COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The United States Olympic Committee joins the global Paralympic Movement in celebrating the two-year countdown to the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, Sunday, Sept. 7. With the Opening Ceremony to be held Sept. 7, 2016, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, will become the first South American […]

Gymnast McKayla Maroney Throws Acrobatic First Pitch

McKayla Maroney at the Chicago White Sox game (Jon Durr/USA TODAY Sports) By Seth Rubinroit Anyone can throw a ceremonial first pitch. But few can do it as acrobatically as gymnast McKayla Maroney. The Olympic champion stood on the pitcher’s mound at the Chicago White Sox baseball game on Friday. Rather than throw the ball from there, she performed a […]

Universal Sports To Air 2014 Secret U.S. Classic LIVE

Kyla Ross and Simone Biles (John Cheng/USA Gymnastics) Los Angeles – Universal Sports Network will air LIVE exclusive national television and online coverage of the 2014 Secret U.S. Classic this Saturday, August 2 from 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. ET from the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates, Ill. Featuring many of the USA’s top female gymnasts, […]

USA Fencing Team Travels to Senior Worlds

Miles Chamley-Watson (Nicole Jomantas/USA Fencing) (Colorado Springs, Colo.) – The USA Fencing Team had one of its most successful Senior World Championships in 2013 and Team USA’s medalists will be back for more in Kazan, Russia from July 15-23. Individual preliminary rounds will take place from July 15-17 for athletes ranked outside the top 16 […]

Ann Arbor Named “America’s Top Swim City” by USA Swimming

University of Michigan pool (Courtesy of University of Michigan) COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (July 14, 2014) – Ann Arbor, Michigan, is the best swim city in America, according to a new study commissioned by USA Swimming and leading swimwear brand Speedo. The community claimed the highest aggregate score in categories such as percentage of active swimmers […]

Gwen Jorgensen Captures USOC June Athlete of the Month Award

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The United States Olympic Committee today announced Gwen Jorgensen has been selected as the female June Athlete of the Month for her record-breaking performance in the ITU World Triathlon Chicago. Jorgensen (St. Paul, Minn.) captured her sixth career ITU World Triathlon Series victory in the inaugural ITU World Triathlon Chicago on […]

Maturity, Patience Pays off For the Long-Distance Swimmer

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/ENRIQUE DE LA OSA (Reuters) – Marathon swimmer Doug McConnell circumnavigated the island of Manhattan to clinch the Triple Crown of open water swimming and join an elite club of less than 100 members worldwide. Although he started swimming as a youngster, the 56-year-old said it is the forbearance that comes with age that […]

Team USA Assignments For 2014 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating

Gracie Gold (U.S. Figure Skating) COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (June 27, 2014) – The International Skating Union (ISU) announced today athlete selections for the 2014 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series, which will begin Oct. 24-26 with 2014 Hilton HHonors Skate America in Chicago. The field at Skate America will feature several members of the […]

USA Rugby Eagles Defeat Canada for First Time Since 2009

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Men’s Eagles put an end to a winless streak against Canada with a thrilling, 38-35 victory in front of a sold-out crowd at Bonney Field Saturday. The afternoon kickoff forced the referee to stop play during each half for water breaks, but both teams ensured the fans would get a full […]

Team USA’s Class of 2014 Awards

Cutest Couple Honorable Mention: Charlie White and Tanith Belbin (Instagram: charlieawhite) By Seth Rubinroit Graduation season is here and Team USA decided to join in on the fun, crowning this year’s most memorable athletes. Here are some of our favorites: Most Athletic: Eddy Alvarez Eddy Alvarez (Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports) Even when compared to fellow Olympians, Eddy […]

What Does Gwen Jorgensen Pack for a Triathlon?

Some of the items that Gwen Jorgensen packs ( By Max Meyer The next ITU World Triathlon Series stop is in Chicago, and that means another road trip for Gwen Jorgensen. The American triathlete has been on a roll this year, winning the USOC’s female Athlete of the Month for May after victories in Yokohama and London. […]

USA’s 2014 World League Roster

Team USA (FIVB) Watch USA Volleyball take on Bulgaria in the FIVB World League on June 3 and 4 at 8 PM ET on Universal Sports.  COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Seven Olympians and three athletes who competed for their colleges in 2014 highlight the U.S. Men’s National Team preliminary roster for the 2014 FIVB World […]

Gwen Jorgensen Wins Gold Medal in London

LONDON — Gwen Jorgensen and Sarah Groff secured the gold and silver medals at ITU World Triathlon London on Saturday, the first 1-2 finish by American women since the World Triathlon Series was launched in 2009. Jorgensen is now ranked No. 1 in the world, and Groff moves to third. This is the best finish […]

American Gwen Jorgensen Victorious at ITU World Triathlon Yokohama

Gwen Jorgensen won her first WTS title of 2014 on Saturday in Yokohama (Delly Carr/ITU) YOKOHAMA, Japan — U.S. National Team member and 2012 Olympian Gwen Jorgensen picked up her first ITU World Triathlon Series title of the year and second-straight in Yokohama on Saturday. Spain’s Javier Gomez also won in Yokohama on the men’s […]

U.S. plans for 2024 Games to gain traction with NBC deal

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/MATHIEU BELANGER UPDATE MAY 14: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is “seriously assessing the viability of an Olympic bid for New York City” for the 2024 Olympics, according to the Financial Times.  (Reuters) – Minutes after NBC Universal secured a long-term deal on Wednesday to broadcast the Olympics, the focus shifted firmly on the chances of a U.S. […]


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