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Madison Chock and Evan Bates Win Gold at Rostelecom Cup

Team USA had a strong showing this week in the Grand Prix, with Madison Chock and Evan Bates taking home gold at Rostelecom Cup. Chock and Bates, the two-time reigning U.S. silver medalists, earned their second-career Grand Prix title, following their victory last month at 2014 Hilton HHonors Skate America. Defeating their challengers by nearly 14 […]

Janet Evans: ‘This Comeback Was For Me’

By Matthew Tufts Janet Evans started turning heads when she leapt into the pool at the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games, where she won gold medals in the 400 meter freestyle, 800 meter freestyle and 400 meter individual medley against much stronger and larger East German competition. She would later admit she had “never really thought […]

Cadel Evans Announces Retirement Date

Cadel Evans (Bernard Papon/Presse Sports via US)  Sept 25 (Reuters) – Cadel Evans, the only Australian to win the Tour de France, announced on Thursday he will retire next February. The 37-year-old, who won the Tour in 2011, told a news conference from the world championships in Ponferrada, Spain, that he would call it quits […]

2013 Tour of Alberta: Stage 4: Cadel Evans wins

Cadel Evans (BMC) won with a time of 3:57.18 after finishing first in a 5 man sprint. Although a stage win here was huge for Evans, the GC remains the same with Rohan Dennis (Garmin Sharp) leading going into the final day of racing.

Evans to race Giro d’Italia

Cadel Evans (AUS) during stage twelve of the 2012 Tour de France between Saint Jean de Maurienne and Annonay Davezieux. (Mandatory Credit: Bernard Papon/Presse Sports via US PRESSWIRE) March 30 (Reuters) – Cadel Evans, bidding to revive his career after struggling since winning the 2011 Tour de France, has gone against convention and decided to […]

Embattled Evans bids to prove his worth as BMC leader

Cadel Evans (AUS) during stage twelve of the 2012 Tour de France between Saint Jean de Maurienne and Annonay Davezieux. (Bernard Papon/Presse Sports via US PRESSWIRE) NAZARETH, Belgium, Jan 11 (Reuters) – Former Tour de France winner Cadel Evans has recovered from the mental scars of last year’s race and is looking to rediscover his […]

Meyers and Evans shatter start record to lead U.S. women

Courtesy of Koenigssee, Germany (Jan. 11, 2013) – Elana Meyers (Douglasville, Ga.) and Aja Evans (Chicago, Ill.) had a record-breaking result in the women’s bobsled World Cup race this morning to solidify themselves as one of the fastest teams in the world. Meyers and Evans powered the KOA sled off the block with a […]

2012 ISU Figure Skating Grand Prix: Skate Canada: Gedevanshivili’s Short Program

Elene Gedevanshivili (GEO) holds the lead by .24 points, with a score of 60.80.

Injured Evans out of world championships

Cadel Evans (AUS) of BMC Racing (21) before the start of stage 1 of the USA Pro Challenge from Durango to Telluride. (Ford McClave-US PRESSWIRE) PARIS, Sept 4 (Reuters) – Cadel Evans will miss the cycling world championships this month after he ended his season because of a painful knee, his team BMC said on […]

2012 Track and Field Diamond League Monaco: Evan Jager breaks American Steeplechase Record

As Conselus Kipruto (KEN) chases down Paul Koech (KEN) for the win, Evan Jager (USA) breaks the nearly 6-year-old record by 2.01 seconds.

Wiggins holds Tour lead as Evans cracks

Sky Procycling rider and wearer of the leader’s yellow jersey Bradley Wiggins of Britain (R) cycles in front of BMC Racing Team rider Cadel Evans of Australia (C) and RadioShack-Nissan rider Frank Schleck of Luxembourg during the 11th stage of the 99th Tour de France cycling race between Albertville and La Toussuire, July 12, 2012. […]

2012 USA Olympics Track and Field Trials: Evan Jager wins Steeplechase

In the Men’s Steeplechase, Jager gets the national title at 8:17.40, and will be join at the Olympic games by Donald Cabral and Kyle Alcorn.

Evans pleased with comeback despite missing final

Janet Evans swims in her women’s 400m freestyle heat during the U.S. Olympic swimming trials in Omaha, Nebraska, June 26, 2012. (REUTERS/Jeff Haynes) By Julian Linden OMAHA, Nebraska, June 26 (Reuters) – There was a touch of nostalgia at the U.S. Olympic trials on Tuesday when Janet Evans, once the darling of American swimming, made […]

Countdown To London: Janet Evans Is Back

Janet Evans said goodbye to swimming over a decade ago, after winning 5 medals in back to back Olympic Games. Yet, something has called her back to the pool, and at 40 years old, she seems as confident as ever.

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Janet Evans trains on Thursday in Huntington Beach, Calif. This weekend, 39-year-old Evans will swim in her first meet since the Atlanta Games, a Masters event that bears her name in her hometown of Fullerton, Calif. AP photo For our skiing fans: Since the beginning of 2012, we have been working to finalize distribution deals […]

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 […]

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 […]

2014 Figure Skating Grand Prix: Final: Weaver and Poje lead

After the short Ice Dance, Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje (CAN) lead by 6.28 points over Madison Chock and Evans Bates (USA). Both teams are hoping to win their first Grand Prix Final or even medals.

2014 Grand Prix Final Preview

Ashley Wagner (REUTERS/Ben Nelms) Click here for the full 2014-2015 figure skating viewing schedule.  Five U.S. athletes will compete at the 2014 Grand Prix Final. Competition will take place Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Centre de Convencions Internacional de Barcelona. GRAND PRIX FINAL Ladies Ashley Wagner will compete in her third consecutive Grand Prix […]

Gracie Gold Wins Her First Grand Prix Gold Medal

Gracie Gold (REUTERS/Kyodo) Click here for the full 2014-2015 figure skating viewing schedule. Gracie Gold won her first Grand Prix gold medal and secured her first trip to the Grand Prix Final Saturday in Japan, while Kaitlin Hawayek and Baker won bronze in their second Grand Prix appearance. Gold won both segments of competition in […]

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 […]

Universal Sports Reivews: Grand Prix Russia Ice Dancing

Criag Hummer and Tanith Belbin dicuss the developement and second Grand Prix win by the American Ice Dancing Duo, Madison Chock and Evan Bates.

2014 Figure Skating Grand Prix: Russia: Chock and Bates win

With a personal best of 174.28, Madison Chock and Evan Bates (USA) won their second Grand Prix title of the year, during the 2014 Figure Skating Grand Prix in Russia. The dynamic duo beat out Olympic Bronze medalist Elena Ilinykh and Ruslan Zhiganshin (RUS) by 13.85 points.

2014 Figure Skating Grand Prix: Russia: Chock and Bates lead

With a personal best of 68.86 in the short Ice Dance, Madison Chock and Evan Bates (USA) lead by 4.74 over Elena Ilinykh and Ruslan Zhiganshin (RUS), as they hope to win their second Grand Prix.

2014 Rostelecom Cup is Coming

Max Aaron (REUTERS/Ben Nelms) Click here for the full 2014-2015 figure skating viewing schedule. Eighteen U.S. athletes will compete at 2014 Rostelecom Cup, the fourth event of the 2014 International Skating Union (ISU) Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series, Nov. 14-16 in Moscow. Ladies Mirai Nagasu, the 2014 U.S. bronze medalist, will compete in her second […]

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 […]

Olympic Sports Notes presents Olympic Sports Notes, a one-stop-shop for the latest in Olympic Sports related news. Check back often for updates. Friday, November 14, 2014 OLYMPICS ALPINE SKI – MIKAELA SHIFFRIN: FROM ONE BREAKTHROUGH TO THE NEXT LINDSEY VONN – GOPRO TRAINING VIDEO FROM Wednesday SPEED SKATING – US LONG TRACK SPEED SKATERS READY TO REBOUND […]

FIVB calls for release of jailed Iranian protestor

(Reuters) – Volleyball’s governing body (FIVB) has called for the release of an imprisoned Iranian-British woman who took part in a demonstration at a match in Tehran against a ban on females attending some men’s sporting events. Ghoncheh Ghavami, 25, was sentenced to a year in jail on Nov. 2 for spreading anti-state propaganda, Iranian […]

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 […]

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 […]

Pistorius Faces Prison Hospital Wing if Sentenced to Jail

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/MIKE HUTCHINGS (Reuters) – Oscar Pistorius will be committed to the hospital wing of one of South Africa’s toughest prisons if the double-amputee Olympic track star is sentenced to jail time for killing his girlfriend, the head of the prison service said on Thursday. On the fourth day of Pistorius’ sentencing hearing, Zach Modise, […]

Katie Ledecky Named USA Swimming Athlete of the Year

Katie Ledecky (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – For the second consecutive year, Olympic gold medalist and world record-holder Katie Ledecky (Bethesda, Md.) was named the USA Swimming Athlete of the Year and claimed the Phillips 66 Performance Award for her record-breaking performance in the 1,500-meter freestyle at the Pan Pacific Championships. The awards […]

Highlights from the 2014 IAAF Continental Cup

The Americas team finished in second place at the 2014 IAAF Continental Cup with 390.0 points, behind Europe’s 447.5. Highlights from Marrakech, Morocco: Francena McCorory won the women’s 400m title, capping a tremendous 2014. McCorory crossed in 49.94 to take the crown, scoring a crucial eight points as Team Europe had taken a substantial lead halfway […]

2014 Continental Cup: Birech wins Men’s Steeplechase

In the Men’s 3,000m Steeplechase, Jairus Birech (KEN) gets the win for Team Africa at 8:13.18, while Evan Jager (USA) claims 2nd, .95 seconds behind.

Battle of the Continents for Track and Field’s Best

Lashawn Merritt (REUTERS/Ruben Sprich) Watch the IAAF Continental Cup on Saturday and Sunday, September 13-14, at 9 PM ET on Universal Sports or watch LIVE online.  Bernard Lagat was one of the stars of the last IAAF Continental Cup, winning both the 3000m and 5000m in Split. At this year’s edition in Marrakech in 13-14 […]

2014 Diamond League Final: Brussels: Birech wins Diamond League

In the men’s 3000 Steeplechase, Jairus Kipchoge Birech (KEN), who secured the Diamond earlier this season, becomes the 11th man in history to run under eights minutes at 7:58.41. Meanwhile Evan Jager (USA) in 3rd sets a new American record at 8:04.71

Universal Sports Exclusive: In-Depth Interview with Former Pro Cyclist George Hincapie

“It’s crazy how easy it was…I was convinced that [doping] was the only way to continue on doing what I was doing.” – George Hincapie  Universal Sports Exclusive: In-Depth Interview with Former Pro Cyclist George Hincapie to Air this Friday, August 22, at 8 PM ET George Hincapie Was the “Loyal Lieutenant” Who Helped Lance […]

Ledecky sets world record in 400 meters freestyle

Photo Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports (Reuters) – American teenager Katie Ledecky set a world record in the 400 meters freestyle at the U.S. National Championships in Irvine, California on Saturday, while Michael Phelps struggled home in sixth in the 100m backstroke. The 17-year-old Ledecky clocked 3 minutes, 58.86 seconds to better the previous record of 3:59.15 […]

Olympians in ESPN The Magazine’s “Body Issue”

Jamie Anderson and Michael Phelps (ESPN the Magazine) By Seth Rubinroit and Max Meyer ESPN The Magazine released a few early images from its much-anticipated annual “Body Issue.” Four of the six cover athletes–Jamie Anderson, Serge Ibaka, Michael Phelps and Venus Williams–are Olympic athletes. Several Olympic and Paralympic athletes proudly posted their photos on social media: The […]

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 […]

U.S. Figure Skating Announces 2014-15 Team Envelopes

Gracie Gold (U.S. Figure Skating) COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (June 27, 2014) – U.S. Figure Skating announced today the athletes that will compose the A, B, C and D (developmental) team envelopes for the 2014-15 season. The envelope level is primarily determined by the athlete’s performance in international and U.S. Figure Skating qualifying competitions during the […]

Katie Ledecky Breaks Her Own 800 Freestyle World Record

By Troy Gennaro/Courtesy of Katie Ledecky smashed her 800 Freestyle World Record at the TWST Senior Invitational in Houston, Texas. She has been on fire all weekend. She broke the world record by two seconds in the 1500m freestyle, breaking Janet Evans’ 800 freestyle US Open record in the process. She had the fastest time […]

UCI Deny Chris Froome Given Preferential Treatment

Chris Froome (Reuters/Joseba Etxaburu) (Reuters) – Cycling governing body UCI has denied a claim in a French newspaper that Tour de France champion Chris Froome was given preferential treatment over the use of a steroid-based drug in April. Newspaper Le Journal du Dimanche had accused the UCI of not following its own anti-doping rules in […]

2014 Diamond League: Oslo: Birech wins 3000m Steeplechase

Jairus Kipchoge Birech (KEN) gets the win at 8:02.37. Evan Jager (USA) just misses his American record at 8:06.97, in 2nd.

Rochester Knighthawks Win 3rd Straight NLL Title

Rochester Knighthawks (Ward Laforme/NLL) Watch an encore presentation of Game 2 of the NLL Finals on Friday, June 6 at 8 PM ET on Universal Sports.  By Jeremy Pike With one last Matt Vinc save at the buzzer, the Rochester Knighthawks made National Lacrosse League history by winning their third-straight Champion’s Cup title. The Knighthawks […]

Bouhanni makes it three stage wins at Giro

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/SULTAN AL HASANI (Reuters) – Frenchman Nacer Bouhanni claimed his third victory in this year’s Giro d’Italia when he won the 10th stage with another perfectly timed sprint on Tuesday. The rider was set up by team mate Sebastien Chavanel in a finale also marked by a another massive crash in the […]

Kerri Walsh Jennings Becomes the Most Successful Women’s Athlete in World Tour History

By BJ Evans COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (April 27, 2014) – The U.S. beach volleyball team of Kerri Walsh Jennings and April Ross picked up where it left off in 2013 by winning the gold medal at the 2014 FIVB Beach Volleyball Fuzhou Open in China on Sunday. In the gold medal match, Walsh Jennings (Saratoga, Calif.) and Ross (Costa Mesa, […]

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 […]

World Figure Skating Championships Begin Wednesday

Gracie Gold (U.S. Figure Skating) The 2014 World Figure Skating Championships begin Wednesday in Saitama, Japan. Click HERE for the complete schedule. 2006 Olympic silver medalist Tanith Belbin and 2011 U.S. champion Ryan Bradley will be analysts alongside veteran play-by-play voice Steve Schlanger. Here is a preview of the four disciplines: Ladies The United States will send three familiar faces […]

Multiple Olympic-Style Wrestling Events Will Air on Universal Sports Network

PHOTO CREDIT: John Sachs/Tech-Fall Colorado Springs, Col. and Los Angeles, Calif. – USA Wrestling and Universal Sports Network announced today a partnership to broadcast a series of Olympic-style wrestling competitions in the U.S. The multi-year deal gives Universal Sports exclusive TV rights to the Freestyle World Cup, U.S. Open, U.S. World Team Trials and additional USA […]

Get the Latest News In The Oscar Pistorius Trial

(Scroll Down For Previous Day’s News) Thu Apr 17, 2014 11:12am EDT Judge Thokozile Masipa granted the state’s request for a postponement to avoid conflicts with other cases. Prosecutor Gerrie Nel – nicknamed “The Pitbull” for his aggressive style – tore into defense witness Roger Dixon, questioning his credibility and expertise. Pistorius, 27, is on trial […]

Russia tops medals table as Games end amid doping scandals

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/PHIL NOBLE (Reuters) – The Winter Olympics ended on Sunday with host nation Russia on top of the medals table and Canada winning the men’s ice hockey final, but news that two more athletes tested positive for banned substances dimmed the golden glow. Canada claimed the last, most coveted title of the Games by sweeping aside Sweden […]

Slopestyle success whets IOC appetite for new sports

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/MIKE BLAKE (Reuters) – Long before American Sage Kotsenburg grabbed the inaugural slopestyle snowboarding gold medal at the Sochi Olympics on Saturday it was clear the new event would be an instant hit. With legions of young followers around the world, the gravity-defying event took the Olympic world by storm, leaving the International Olympic Committee wanting more […]

Hoax threats before games play on Sochi security fears

CREDIT: REUTERS/ALEXANDER DEMIANCHUK (Reuters) – At least five European countries’ Olympic committees and the United States received letters in Russian on Wednesday making a “terrorist threat” before the Sochi Games, but Olympic chiefs said they posed no danger. Despite the assurances, the letters to committees in Italy, Hungary, Germany, Slovenia and Slovakia briefly caused alarm and underlined nervousness […]


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