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2015 U.S. Freestyle Skiing Team Nominated

 Hannah Kearney (Reuters/Mike Blake) PARK CITY, UT (June 16) – Two-time Olympic medalist and World Champion Hannah Kearney (Norwich, VT) headlines a talent deep group of 36 athletes nominated to the 2014-2015 U.S. Freestyle Ski Team for aerials and moguls. The 2015 season is highlighted by World Cup stops in both Lake Placid, NY and […]

2015 U.S. Cross Country Ski Team Nominated

Kikkan Randall and Jessie Diggins (Sarah Brunson/U.S. Ski Team) PARK CITY, UT – World Cup sprint champion Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) headlines a powerhouse team of women nominated to the 2015 U.S. Cross Country Ski Team. All five A Team women reached the World Cup podium during the 2014 season. On the men’s side, veteran sprinter […]

USA Rugby to Host National Team Olympic Recruitment Camp

USA Rugby announced Thursday the first National Team Olympic Recruitment Camp, set for the United States Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif., Jan. 10, 2015. “I was drafted by the New England Patriots in 2012 and before I made it to the NFL I was playing rugby on various club and national teams,” said […]

2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships Viewing Schedule

U.S. Ski Team Olympic champions including Ted Ligety, Bode Miller, Julia Mancuso, and hometown heroes Mikaela Shiffrin and Lindsey Vonn are expected to compete at Vail/Beaver Creek against some of the world’s best ski racers representing more than 70 countries. Social: @universalsports #Vail2015 DATE EVENT TV (ET) LIVE Online (ET) 2/3 Women’s Super G NBCSN: […]

U.S. Cross Country Team Named

Kikkan Randall (left) and Jessie Diggins (Sarah Brunson/U.S. Ski Team) PARK CITY, UT (Nov. 24) – The 2014-15 U.S. Cross Country Ski Team was announced today on the eve of the International Ski Federation (FIS) World Cup opener this weekend in Ruka, Finland. All 10 members of the A and B Teams are past members […]

US Ladies’ Team for the New Season Named

Shortly before the start of the winter season, the US ladies’ team for 2014/15 was announced. A total of nine athletes is on the US Visa Women’s Ski Jumping Team for the new season. Besides World Champion Sarah Hendrickson also Jessica Jerome, Lindsey Van, Nita Englund, Tara Geraghty-Moats, Abby Hughes, Nina Lussi, Cara Larson and Logan […]

Alpine Team Named at Copper Mountain

2015 U.S. Alpine Ski Team (USSA/Sarah Brunson) Click here for the 2014-2015 FIS Alpine World Cup viewing schedule. The sun was shining down on Center Village today where a huge crowd congregated for the 2015 U.S. Alpine Ski Team to be introduced during Nature Valley First Tracks at Copper Mountain on November 8. The energy […]

Simone Biles Named U.S. Olympic Committee’s Athlete of the Month

World Champion Simone Biles, middle, of the U.S. (REUTERS/China Daily) COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Top performances at the FIG World Artistic Gymnastics Championships in October earned gymnasts Simone Biles and Danell Leyva Athlete of the Month recognition, while the U.S. women’s gymnastics team received Team of the Month honors, the United States Olympic Committee announced […]

FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Preview

Ted Ligety and Mikaela Shiffrin (Doug Haney/U.S. Ski Team) The 2014-2015 FIS Alpine Ski World Cup season begins Saturday, October 25 at 6:30 AM ET LIVE on Universal Sports. Click here for the full viewing schedule. Play-by-play announcer Steve Porino helped analyze the major storylines for upcoming season: On the expectations for Americans Ted Ligety and Mikaela […]

Gymnastics: Dominant U.S. retain women’s team gold

(Reuters) – The United States retained their women’s team title at the Gymnastics World Championships on Wednesday with a massive victory margin over hosts China, with Russia claiming bronze. Reigning world all-around champion Simone Biles joined Kyla Ross, Alyssa Baumann, Madison Kocian, Ashton Locklear and MyKayla Skinner to score 179.280 points, 6.693 ahead of China. […]

U.S. Retain Women’s Team Gymnastics Gold

U.S. gymnasts pose with their gold medals at the 2014 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships (REUTERS/China Daily) Click here for the remaining 2014 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships schedule. Oct 8 (Reuters) – The United States retained their women’s team title at the Gymnastics World Championships on Wednesday with a massive victory margin over hosts China, with Russia […]

China wins sixth men’s gymnastics world team title in a row

(Reuters) – China’s all conquering men roared back from an abysmal start to snatch their sixth consecutive team title by the narrowest of margins at the world gymnastics championships on Tuesday thanks to Zhang Chenglong’s high-flying horizontal bar routine. China, whose title defense looked in jeopardy after the first rotation when Cheng Ran sat down […]

USA Gymnastics Team for 2014 World Championships

Simone Biles (Charles LeClaire/USA TODAY Sports) INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 17, 2014 – Reigning U.S. and world all-around champion Simone Biles of Spring, Texas/World Champions Centre, and 2012 Olympic team gold-medalist Kyla Ross of Aliso Viejo, Calif./Gym-Max, headline the seven-woman U.S. Team that will compete in the 2014 World Championships, schedule for Oct. 3-12 in Nanning, China. […]

2014 Tour of Alberta: Stage 3: Wetaskiwin – Edmonton

Among the National Champions expected for this year’s Tour of Alberta include 2014 U.S. Champion Eric Marcotte of Team Smartstop and four-time former U.S. champion Fred Rodriguez.

U.S. Beach Volleyball Teams Sweep in Long Beach

Phil Dalhausser/Sean Rosenthal and April Ross and Kerri Walsh Jennings (Courtesy of FIVB) By Seth Rubinroit U.S. beach volleyball teams swept the gold medals at the ASICS World Series of Beach Volleyball on Sunday in Long Beach, CA. It was the only stop of the 2014 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour in the United States. Women: April Ross […]

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 […]

USOC Announces 94-Member 2014 U.S. Youth Olympic Team

Click here for the schedule of the Youth Olympic Games on Universal Sports. COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The United States Olympic Committee today announced the 94-member 2014 U.S. Youth Olympic Team that will compete at the upcoming Youth Olympic Games from Aug. 16-28 in Nanjing, China. Highlighting the roster is table tennis player Lily Zhang, who […]

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 […]

Lance Armstrong must face U.S. doping lawsuit, judge rules

  PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/MIKE HUTCHINGS (Reuters) – A federal judge on Thursday rejected Lance Armstrong’s bid to dismiss a whistleblower lawsuit claiming that he and his former cycling team, which the U.S. Postal Service had sponsored, defrauded the government in a scheme to use banned, performance-enhancing drugs. U.S. District Judge Robert Wilkins said complaints brought by […]

Record Coverage Planned for 2015 Alpine World Ski Championships

Ted Ligety and Mikaela Shiffrin (Doug Haney/U.S. Ski Team) VAIL/BEAVER CREEK, CO (May 12) – American ski racing fans will have unprecedented coverage of the International Ski Federation’s 2015 Alpine World Ski Championships in Vail/Beaver Creek as the result of a media partnership announced by the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association, NBC Sports Group and […]

2014 U.S. Open Wrestling National Championships on Universal Sports

  The semifinals of the Asics U.S. Open Wrestling National Championships will air LIVE on Universal Sports on Friday, April 18 at 10 PM ET, followed by the finals on Saturday, April 19 at 10 PM ET LIVE. Van Stokes will call the action, along with Jake Herbert, Nick Garone and Jason Bryant. Below is […]

U.S. hoping experience can lift them to Sochi gold

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS (Reuters) – Ryan Miller, the most valuable player at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Games, and Stanley Cup MVP Patrick Kane will head to Sochi looking for gold after being named to the U.S. Olympic men’s ice hockey team on Wednesday. The U.S. roster includes 13 Olympians, who lost to Canada in the gold medal […]

Universal Sports Network Unveils Extensive Multi-Platform Coverage of 2013-2014 FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup

LOS ANGELES (October 22, 2013) – Universal Sports Network will present extensive multi-platform coverage of the 2013-2014 FIS Alpine Ski World Cup season both on air and at universalsports.com. Television coverage begins this Saturday, October 26, at 6 AM with a season preview show followed by live coverage from Soelden, Austria, at 6:30 AM ET […]

Las Vegas sevens to help U.S. push sport forward

By Greg Stutchbury WELLINGTON, Feb 7 (Reuters) – The stakes are high for the United States as they head into their home round of the rugby sevens world series under pressure to perform, men’s team coach Alex Magleby has said. The Las Vegas tournament from Feb. 8-10 is the fifth leg of the nine-stop series, […]

2013 FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup: Wengen: Downhill: Sullivan 13th

Marco Sullivan (USA) led the U.S. Ski Team, finishing 13th in the fabled Lauberhorn — one of the most punishing downhills on the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup — just .96 seconds off the podium.

2013 Alpine Ski Team announced in Vail

First Tracks 2012-13 U.S. Alpine Ski Team Announcement in Vail, CO. (Photo: Sarah Brunson) Olympic gold medalists Bode Miller, Lindsey Vonn, Julia Mancuso and Ted Ligety highlight a powerhouse team of 48 athletes named to the 2013 U.S. Alpine Ski Team during Nature Valley First Tracks. Hundreds of fans packed into Arrabelle Square to welcome […]

Lindsey Vonn to skip Levi slalom

Courtesy of fisalpine.com Lindsey Vonn has decided to skip the first World Cup slalom of the season in Finland this weekend, choosing instead to prepare for home races in Colorado later this month. At Soelden, Vonn had already mentioned that possibility to close friends and members of her entourage. U.S. Ski Team spokesman Doug Haney […]

Ligety adapts fastest to skis he dislikes

Ted Ligety of the U.S. clears a gate during the first run of the World Cup Soelden Men’s Giant Slalom race on the Rettenbach glacier in the Tyrolean ski resort of Soelden, October 28, 2012. (REUTERS/Dominic Ebenbichler) By Manuele Lang SOELDEN, Austria, Oct 28 (Reuters) – Ted Ligety won the opening giant slalom of the […]

Americans storm to women’s team gold

USA gymnasts Alexandra Raisman (left) and Jordyn Weiber (center), McKayla Maroney and Kyla Ross (right) celebrate winning the goal medal in the women’s gymnastics team competition during the London 2012 Olympic Games at North Greenwich Arena. (Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports) By Clare Fallon LONDON, July 31 (Reuters) – Jordyn Wieber sparkled and Gabby Douglas dazzled […]

U.S. women lead team rankings after three of five subdivisions in qualification round

Courtesy of USAGYM.ORG LONDON, July 29, 2012 – After three of five subdivisions in the qualification round, the U.S. women lead the team standings with a total of 181.863, finishing ahead of Great Britain (170.656) and Italy (168.397), respectively, at the 2012 Olympic Games at the North Greenwich Arena. The qualification round determines which countries […]

U.S. lead to raise golden hopes

Danell Leyva (USA) competes on the parallel bars during subdivision two men’s qualifications during the London 2012 Olympic Games at North Greenwich Arena. (Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports) By Clare Fallon LONDON, July 28 (Reuters) – The United States men raised hopes of winning their first gymnastics team gold medal since 1984 when they outclassed defending […]

U.S. trials ‘weird’ for retired Johnson

USA Gymnastics Olympian Shawn Johnson (left), USA Gymnastics president Steve Penny (center), and P&G vice president of North American operations & marketing Jodi Allen (right) address the media in a press conference announcement during the 2012 USA Gymnastics Olympic Team Trials at HP Pavilion. (Kyle Terada-US PRESSWIRE) By Mark Lamport-Stokes SAN JOSE, California, July 2 […]

Wieber in early control at U.S. gymnastics trials

Jordyn Wieber makes her approach while attempting a vault during practice for the U.S. Olympic gymnastics trials, Wednesday, June 27, 2012, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson) By Mark Lamport-Stokes SAN JOSE, California, June 29 (Reuters) – World all-around champion Jordyn Wieber lived up to her top billing by taking control with her customary […]

Gymnast Sloan out of U.S. trials with elbow injury

Bridget Sloan practices on the balance beam during the 2012 USA Gymnastics Olympic Team Trials at HP Pavilion. (Kyle Terada-US PRESSWIRE) By Mark Lamport-Stokes SAN JOSE, California, June 29 (Reuters) – Former world all-around champion Bridget Sloan had her Olympic hopes dashed on Friday when she pulled out of the U.S. gymnastics trials after spraining […]

Adversaries become team mates as Olympics heats up

Oklahoma City Thunder small forward Kevin Durant (35) looks to drive against Miami Heat small forward LeBron James (6) during the first quarter of game five in the 2012 NBA Finals at the American Airlines Arena. (Robert Mayer-US PRESSWIRE) By Larry Fine MIAMI, June 22 (Reuters) – Now that LeBron James and the Miami Heat […]

Lindsey Vonn Wins as USA Sweeps Podium

Stacey Cook (left), Lindsey Vonn and Julia Mancuso in Lake Louise (Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports) Click here for the full 2014-2015 FIS Alpine Ski World Cup viewing schedule. By Manuele Lang LAKE LOUISE, Alberta, Dec 6 (Reuters) – Lindsey Vonn put the 22 hardest months of her career behind her with a 60th World Cup victory in a downhill […]

Lindsey Vonn Discusses Her Comeback

Click here for the full 2014-2015 FIS Alpine Ski World Cup viewing schedule. Vonn is expected to race for the first time in 2014 on Friday, December 5 at 2:30 PM ET LIVE on Universal Sports Network. The women’s speed team is in frigid Lake Louise for Audi FIS Ski World Cup downhills on Friday and Saturday, plus […]

World Cup 2014-15 Season Preview

With just less than one week to go until the start of the 2015 World Cup season in Ruka (FIN), let’s take a look at some of the athletes to watch. It’s always difficult to judge success based on early season competitions in a World Championship or Olympic year. However, with a number of FIS […]

Ted Ligety Suffers Left Wrist Injury

Ted Ligety (AP Photo/Shinishiro Tanaka) Click here for the full 2014-2015 FIS Alpine Ski World Cup viewing schedule. Olympic champion Ted Ligety suffered an injury to his left wrist while training today at Vail’s Golden Peak. According to U.S. Ski Team Medical Director Kyle Wilkens, Ligety suffered a left wrist carpal dislocation. He underwent surgery with U.S. […]

Catching Up with Olympic Gold Medalist Mikaela Shiffrin

Olympic Gold Medalist Mikaela Shiffrin (Sarah Brunson/U.S. Ski Team) By Seth Rubinroit As Mikaela Shiffrin prepared to walk down the red carpet at the ESPYS, she took a deep breath and reminded herself to stand up straight and keep her shoulders back. “I am more nervous here than I am up on the mountain,” Shiffrin […]

Mikaela Shiffrin and Ted Ligety Claim Crystal Globes

Just days after celebrating her 19th birthday, Olympic champion Mikaela Shiffrin hoisted her second FIS Alpine World Cup Crystal Globe on Saturday. She won the slalom season finale by a dominant 1.44-second margin. It was Shiffrin’s ninth World Cup slalom win, tying the U.S. record for either gender. “I guess my secret is not letting […]

Insider knowledge gives me an edge, says Ligety

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/RUBEN SPRICH (Reuters) – Triple world champion Ted Ligety was late joining the Sochi Olympic party but armed with a little local knowledge and some Russian goodwill he looks set to make up for lost time. The U.S. ski team have struck an unlikely relationship with their Russian counterparts, so Ligety, despite only venturing to […]

Factbox: Reaction to Vonn missing Sochi Olympics

(Reuters) – Lindsey Vonn’s decision to pull out of next month’s Sochi Olympics because of a knee injury left a big hole in the U.S. ski team and brought an outpouring of support on Tuesday. Here is some of the reaction to her announcement: “It’s hard to swallow that @lindseyvonn won’t be competing in Sochi, […]

Universal Sports’ 13 in ’13: No. 4

 No. 4: Americans Mikaela Shiffrin and Ted Ligety Dominate at Alpine World Championships Universal Sports Staff Picks: Did you miss a day of “13 in ’13″? CLICK HERE to view all previously released 2013 moments. Representing a strong U.S. Ski Team in Schladming, Austria, 17-year-old Mikaela Shiffrin became the youngest female world champion since 1985 by taking […]

Lindsey Vonn Returns To Snow

PORTILLO, Chile (Sept. 2) – Less than seven months ago, when Olympic gold medalist Lindsey Vonn severely injured her knee in a dramatic crash that required her to be airlifted off the mountain, many doubted if she could recover in time to compete in championship form for the 2014 season. This weekend Vonn took a […]

Johnny Spillane retires

<small.Nordic combined skier Johnny Spillane of the United States poses with his silver medals for the cross-country individual NH/10 km, the cross-country individual LH/10 km and the cross-country 4 x 10 km relay in the NBC Today Show Studio at Grouse Mountain on February 26, 2010 in North Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images) […]

Season over for Vonn after super-G crash

By Manuele Lang SCHLADMING, Austria, Feb 5 (Reuters) – Olympic champion Lindsey Vonn will miss the rest of the Alpine skiing season after fracturing her shin and tearing knee ligaments in a crash during the opening super-G at the world championships on Tuesday. “According to U.S. Ski Team medical director Kyle Wilkens, Vonn suffered a […]

Randall untouchable in Tour win

VAL MUESTAIR, Switzerland (Jan. 1) – American Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) was absolutely untouchable on New Year’s Day, leading qualifying by nearly five seconds and winning each of her three heats by huge margins to claim her second victory in three Tour de Ski starts in the freestyle sprint at Val Muestair. The win boosted Randall […]

Powerful prologue win for Randall

OBERHOF, Germany (Dec. 29) – The U.S. Ski Team’s Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) skied a powerful 3k freestyle prologue Saturday to take a solid win over past Tour champions Charlotte Kalla of Sweden and Justyna Kowalczyk of Poland. Starting 72nd, Randall was .4 behind Kalla at 1.7k but skied away to a 4.4 second victory in […]

Fourth victory for Maze in giant slalom

By Manuele Lang COURCHEVEL, France, Dec 16 (Reuters) – World champion Tina Maze turned another trademark cartwheel in celebration after clinching her fourth straight giant-slalom victory of the Alpine ski World Cup season on Sunday. The Slovenian, who has also won a super-combined, clocked a two-leg time of two minutes 16.84 seconds to pull ahead […]

Career first podium for Leanne Smith

VAL d’ISERE, FRANCE (Dec. 14) – Leanne Smith parlayed an early start number into a career first Audi FIS Alpine World Cup podium, finishing second in the Val d’Isere downhill behind Swiss winner Lara Gut. Smith, who started third, led four Americans into the top 10 on a shortened course after high winds forced a […]

Snow Globe: Episode 1

A look at how U.S. Ski Team and U.S. Snowboarding athletes spent their summer breaks, highlights from the Soelden and Levi FIS Alpine World Cups, exclusive interviews with Ted Ligety, Mikaela Shiffrin and Julia Mancuso.

Ligety third as win streak ends

VAL D’ISERE, France (Dec. 9) – World Champion Ted Ligety battled soft snow and a shortened course to finish third in the Val d’Isere giant slalom behind race winner and reigning Audi FIS Alpine World Cup overall and GS champ Marcel Hirscher of Austria. The podium kept Ligety in the World Cup GS driver’s seat […]

Ligety too strong in Beaver Creek giant slalom

Ted Ligety of the U.S. celebrates in the finish area after skiing to first place in men’s World Cup giant slalom ski race in Beaver Creek, Colorado December 2, 2012. (REUTERS/Mike Segar) By Manuele Lang BEAVER CREEK, Colorado, Dec 2 (Reuters) – Ted Ligety was again far too strong for his rivals when he cruised […]

Vonn maintains unbeaten run in Lake Louise

By Patrick Lang LAKE LOUISE, Alberta, Dec 2 (Reuters) – Lindsey Vonn achieved her second successive Lake Louise treble when she won Sunday’s Super-G, the third race on the weekend program at the Canadian resort. The American clocked one minute and 22.82 seconds to snatch her 14th victory at her favorite skiing venue, her seventh […]

 
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