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Usain Bolt Against Changes to Olympic Programme

Usain Bolt (REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett) By Kayon Raynor KINGSTON, Dec 17 (Reuters) – Six-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt said on Wednesday reports suggesting the 200m is among five athletics events at risk of being cut from the Olympic programme is “ridiculous” and must not happen. Bolt was responding to an article from Australia’s Fairfax Media which […]

USA Rugby Submits Bid to Host World Cup Sevens in San Francisco

Golden Gate Bridge (Shutterstock) Click here for the 2014-2015 rugby viewing schedule. BOULDER, Colo. – USA Rugby officially announced Wednesday a bid has been submitted to World Rugby to host Rugby World Cup Sevens, to be held in 2018. USA Rugby, in conjunction with the San Francisco Giants, San Jose Earthquakes, and the Bay Area […]

USA Rugby Upsets No. 1 Fiji

USA Rugby Men’s Eagles Sevens (Martin Seras Lima/USA Rugby) Click here for the 2014-2015 rugby viewing schedule. The Men’s Eagles Sevens moved up to ninth in the 2014-15 World Rugby HSBC Sevens World Series standings with a Plate Final victory against Fiji Sunday at Cell C Nelson Mandela Bay Sevens. Captain Madison Hughes led the […]

USA Bobsled Sweeps World Cup Podium

USA Bobsled on the Podium in Lake Placid (AP Photo/Mike Groll) Click here for the full 2014-15 FIBT Bobsled and Skeleton World Cup viewing schedule. The American women’s bobsled team swept the World Cup podium in Lake Placid today for only the third time in U.S. history. Two-time Olympic medalist Elana Meyers Taylor (Douglasville, Ga.) and […]

Team USA Earns Two Medals At 2014 Grand Prix Final

Madison Chock and Evan Bates (REUTERS/Gustau Nacarino) Click here for the full 2014-2015 figure skating viewing schedule. Competition concluded Saturday from the Grand Prix Final with Team USA winning a pair of medals. Madison Chock and Evan Bates took home silver, while Ashley Wagner moved up from sixth after the short to earn bronze. Chock and […]

2014 Rugby Sevens World Series: South Africa: USA wins Plate Final

In the Plate Final, After 21 losses Team USA gets just their 5th win over Fiji 21-14, thanks to a great kick to by Hughes and run by Perry Baker. In eight finals this is USA’s 4th Plate win.

2014 Rugby Sevens World Series: South Africa: USA vs Scotland

In a Plate Semi-Final, Team USA gets the win 26-12, helped by two tries by Carlin Isles, and get
a rare advance to the Plate Final. Scotland meanwhile has been eliminated.

2014 Rugby Sevens World Series: South Africa: USA vs New Zealand

In a Cup Quarter-Final, Team USA performs well against the all-might All Blacks, still the All Blacks move on to the Cup Semi-Final 28-7.

2014 Luge Team Relay World Cup: Lake Placid: Team USA 3rd

In the first relay race of the season, Erin Hamlin, Tucker West, with Matthew Mortensen and Jayson Terdiman claim Bronze on their home track, .752 seconds out of first.

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 […]

April Ross and Phil Dalhauser Named USA Volleyball Beach Players of the Year

April Ross (Courtesy of FIVB) USA Volleyball has named April Ross its 2014 Beach Female Player of the Year. It is the fourth time she has received the honor. Ross, 32, played her first full season with new partner and three-time Olympic gold medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings in 2014. Internationally, the pair won four gold […]

Team USA Wins Medal Table at FINA Swimming World Championships (25m)

Men’s 4x200m Freestyle Final (Photo by Francois Nel/Getty Images) DOHA, Qatar – Backed by four medals on the final night of competition, Team USA topped the medal table with 17 at the FINA Swimming World Championships (25m) at the Hamad Aquatic Centre. The Americans also captured the team point total with 849 points, and led […]

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 […]

Universal Sports: USA’s Big Weekend

Steve Schlanger and AJ Kitt discuss the big weekend for the USA at Lake Louise with the return of Lindsey Vonn and the first time ever podium sweep for the USA in Downhill.

Universal Sports: USA’s Big Day

Steve Schlanger and AJ Kitt discuss the big day for the USA Ladies’ at Lake Louise, including Lindsey Vonn’s win in only her 2nd race back.

Universal Sports Podium: USA Sweeps!

Team USA sweeps the podium in the Ladies’ Downhill at Lake Louise. Lindsey Vonn wins in only her 2nd race back from a long injury layoff.

2014 World Swimming Championship: USA wins 4x50m Mixed Freestyle

2014, Doha, Qatar, FINA World Swimming Championship, Team USA, (Josh Schneider, Matt Grevers, Madison Kennedy, Abby Weitzeil), wins 4x50m Mixed Freestyle setting a World Record with a time of 1:28.57, beating the old record by .96 seconds.

2014 Rugby Sevens World Series: Dubai: USA vs France

After winning the Bowl in Australia, Team USA sits out this week, getting knocked out in the Bowl Semi-Final by France 24-15.

2014 Rugby Sevens World Series: Dubai: USA vs Japan

In a Bowl Quarter-Final, it was a tale of two halves as Team USA just barely defeats Japan with a successful conversion kick 14-12. Team USA moves on to the Bowl semi-final and Japan still looks for a win.

Dramatic Finish Clinches Gold Medal for USA Swimming

Coner Dwyer, Ryan Lochte, Matt Mclean and and Tyler Clary celebrate after winning the men’s 4x200m Freestyle Final at the 2014 FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) (Francois Nel/Getty Images) 2014 FINA Swimming World Championships (25m) schedule DOHA, Qatar – Backed by a strong anchor leg, Team USA came from behind to capture gold in the men’s […]

2014 World Swimming Championship: USA wins 4x200m Free

In the Men’s 4x200m Freestyle short course, Tyler Clary anchored Team USA for the win at 6:51.68, edging Italy by just .12 seconds, in a very tight race.

Team USA Prepares for FINA Swimming World Championships (25m)

Ryan Lochte (Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports) Paced by individual Olympic gold medalists Tyler Clary, Natalie Coughlin, Matt Grevers and Ryan Lochte (Daytona Beach, Fla.), Team USA will be represented by 36 top swimmers at this week’s 2014 FINA Swimming World Championships (25m), which runs Wednesday through Sunday in Doha, Qatar. In the U.S., Universal Sports Network […]

USA Women Win 2014 FIBA 3×3 World Championship

Team USA (Courtesy of USA Basketball) Relive the 2014 FIBA 3×3 World Championships on Wednesday, December 3 at 6 PM ET on Universal Sports Network. USA Women’s Basketball won the gold medal at the 2014 FIBA 3×3 World Championships in Russia, while USA Men’s Basketball advanced to the Round of 16. USA Women’s Basketball Roster Cierra Burdick […]

Gabby Douglas and Aly Raisman Added to USA Gymnastics National Team

Gabby Douglas (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) By Seth Rubinroit Gabrielle Douglas and Alexandra Raisman will be added this month to the USA Gymnastics National Team, according to an announcement from U.S. women’s national team coordinator Martha Karolyi. Douglas is the reigning Olympic all-around champion, while Raisman was the 2012 Olympic floor exercise champion. Both were […]

Michael Phelps Named USA Swimming’s Male Athlete of the Year

Michael Phelps (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft) Ryan Lochte said “there’s no doubt in my mind” that Michael Phelps will be ready for the 2016 Rio Olympics. Nov 24 (Reuters) – Michael Phelps has been crowned Male Athlete of the Year for a fifth time at the 2014 USA Swimming Golden Goggle Awards on Monday despite being […]

Meb Keflezighi and Jenny Simpson Named 2014 USATF Athletes of the Year

Meb Keflezighi (TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images) Boston Marathon champion Meb Keflezighi and USATF Outdoor champion and Diamond League winner Jenny Simpson have been named the 2014 USATF Jesse Owens and Jackie Joyner-Kersee Athletes of the Year, respectively. Keflezighi (San Diego, California) and Simpson (Boulder, Colorado) will be honored on Thursday, December 4, at the Jesse […]

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 […]

2014 World Trampoline and Tumbling Champs: USA misses podium

The 1st and 2nd ranked Women in the nation, Shaylee Dunavin (USA) and her partner Charlotte Drury (USA), get 4th place in Women’s “Synchro” barely missing the podium when Belarus and Canada tie for Silver.

USA Named Most Successful Country at 2012 London Olympics

From left, Michael Phelps , Conor Dwyer , Ryan Lochte and Ricky Berens in London. (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports) By Julian Linden BANGKOK, Nov 7 (Reuters) – The United States won the award for the most successful country in London after topping the medals table with 104 medals, including 46 gold. Former Soviet gymnast Larisa […]

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 […]

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 FEI Nations Cup Final: Team USA 9th

Team USA, one of the favorites, failed to make the final rounds, and had to battle Team Australia for the 9th place Challenge Cup in a jump off. There Anchor woman Elizabeth Madden riding Cortes C jumped clear to win.

USA Women’s Volleyball Wins World Championship

USA Volleyball (Courtesy of FIVB) MILAN, Italy (Oct. 12, 2014) – Team USA made history on Sunday,  beating China 3-1 (27-25, 25-20, 16-25, 26-24) and winning the first world championship gold medal for the U.S. Women’s program at the FIVB World Championship at the Mediolanum Forum in Milan. The U.S. Women had never before won gold at […]

USA Rugby Eagles Win Bowl at Gold Coast Sevens

Click here for the 2014-2015 schedule of rugby matches on Universal Sports. GOLD COAST, Queensland – The Men’s Eagles Sevens staved off a second-half comeback from France Sunday at Cbus Super Stadium to win the match, 31-15, and the Bowl at Gold Coast Sevens. Zack Test kicked off the festivities with the match’s first try […]

2014 Women’s Volleyball World Champs: Final: USA wins Gold

Slugging it out with China in the 4th set, Team USA wins their first major title 27-25, 25-20, 16-25, 26-24. After two Bronzes, two Silvers and 4th last year, finally Gold.

2014 FIVB Women’s Indoor World Championships: Milan, Italy: Final: USA vs. China

There were 127 teams that played in the Women’s World Championship qualification process for the 2014 edition. The world’s best 24 teams will compete in the FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Championship Italy 2014, which will take place from September 23 to October 12.

2014 Rugby Sevens World Series: Australia: USA Interviews

New Coach Mike Friday, Captain Madison Hughes and new man Perry Baker talk about winning the Bowl and their hopes for the season.

2014 Rugby Sevens World Series: Australia: USA vs France

In the Bowl Final Team USA survives a second half comeback from France to win 31-15. A great way to start the season opener.

2014 Rugby Sevens World Series: Australia: USA vs Portugal

In the Bowl Semi-Final, the US Eagles blank Portugal 33-0 as their two speedsters Carlin Isles and new man Perry Baker rack up tries.

2014 Rugby Sevens World Series: Australia: USA vs Japan

Armed with two speedsters, Carlin Isles and new man Perry Baker, Team USA dominates Japan in the Bowl Quarter-Final 26-5.

2014 Women’s Volleyball World Champs: Semi-Final: USA vs Brazil

Team USA stuns last years Silver medalist Brazil 3-0 to advance to the Gold medal game. Brazil, meanwhile heads to the Bronze Medal game.

2014 FIVB Women’s Indoor World Championships: Milan, Italy: Semifinal #1 Brazil vs. USA

There were 127 teams that played in the Women’s World Championship qualification process for the 2014 edition. The world’s best 24 teams will compete in the FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Championship Italy 2014, which will take place from September 23 to October 12.

2014 FIVB Women’s Indoor World Championships: Milan, Italy: USA vs. Russia

There were 127 teams that played in the Women’s World Championship qualification process for the 2014 edition. The world’s best 24 teams will compete in the FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Championship Italy 2014.

2014 FIVB Women’s Indoor World Championships: Milan, Italy: Italy vs. USA

There were 127 teams that played in the Women’s World Championship qualification process for the 2014 edition. The world’s best 24 teams will compete in the FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Championship Italy 2014.

2014 Gymnastics World Championship: USA wins Women’s Team

Since 2011 Team USA has remained the top Women’s team. Capped off today by Simone Biles claiming the highest score on Floor, helping Team USA get a total of 179.280 points to win over China by 6.693.

2014 Gymnastics World Championship: USA 3rd in Men’s Team

With a powerful floor performance by Sam Mikulak, Team USA claims Bronze with 270.369 points, holding off the best British team ever by 1.099.

USA Swimming Suspends Michael Phelps

Michael Phelps (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft) Oct 6 (Reuters) – U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps, who recently returned to top-level competition after a two-year retirement, was suspended on Monday for six months by USA Swimming following his recent arrest on a drunken driving charge. Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time, will also not represent the […]

USA Basketball Wins FIBA World Championship

USA Basketball players with their trophy at the FIBA World Championship (AP Photo) The 2014 USA Basketball Women’s World Championship Team (6-0) rolled through the 2014 FIBA World Championship undefeated and claimed a second-straight gold medal at the event with a dominating 77-64 win over Spain (5-1) on Sunday night at Fenerbahce Arena in Istanbul, Turkey. The […]

2014 FIVB Women’s Indoor World Championships: Verona, Italy: Brazil vs. USA

There were 127 teams that played in the Women’s World Championship qualification process for the 2014 edition. The world’s best 24 teams will compete in the FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Championship Italy 2014, which will take place from September 23 to October 12.

2014 FIVB Women’s Indoor World Championships: Verona, Italy: Serbia vs. USA

There were 127 teams that played in the Women’s World Championship qualification process for the 2014 edition. The world’s best 24 teams will compete in the FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Championship Italy 2014, which will take place from September 23 to October 12.

USA Roster for 2014 FINA Short Course World Championships

Ryan Lochte (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa De Olza) Watch the 2014 FINA Swimming World Championships (25m) on Universal Sports December 3-7 at 8 PM ET. COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Eighteen Olympians, including individual gold medalists Tyler Clary (Riverside, Calif.), Natalie Coughlin (Vallejo, Calif.), Matt Grevers (Lake Forest, Ill.) and Ryan Lochte (Daytona Beach, Fla.), will lead […]

2014 FIVB Women’s Indoor World Championships: Modena, Italy: Bulgaria vs. USA

There were 127 teams that played in the Women’s World Championship qualification process for the 2014 edition. The world’s best 24 teams will compete in the FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Championship Italy 2014, which will take place from September 23 to October 12.

Record-Setting Victory for USA Women’s Basketball

The Women’s Senior U.S. National Team at the 2014 FIBA World Championships (Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images) The 2014 USA Basketball Women’s World Championship Team (3-0) completely overpowered Angola (0-3) for a record-setting 119-44 win to wrap up preliminary round play in the 2014 FIBA World Championship on Tuesday night at Abdi Ipekci Arena […]

2014 FIVB Women’s Indoor World Championships: Modena, Italy: Turkey vs. USA

There were 127 teams that played in the Women’s World Championship qualification process for the 2014 edition. The world’s best 24 teams will compete in the FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Championship Italy 2014.

 
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