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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 […]

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 […]

2014 FIBT Women’s Bobsled World Cup: Igls: Meyers wins

Elana Meyers with Aja Evans (USA) takes 2nd, it’s her 6th podium finish this season, but with a 12th finish in St. Moritz, she sits 11 points out of first with one race left

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, […]

2014 FIBT Women’s Bobsled World Cup: Winterberg: Greubel 4th

After four podium finishes Jamie Greubel with Aja Evans (USA) just misses today by .11 seconds, she still ranks 3rd in the World Cup.

Lysacek unable to defend Olympic title

(Reuters) – Olympic men’s champion Evan Lysacek has abandoned hopes of defending his title in February’s Sochi Olympics after failing to recover from a hip injury. The 28-year-old tore the labrum in his left hip in August and despite aggressive treatment and physical therapy, he has been unable to regain full fitness. With his doctor warning that […]

Universal Sports Update: Lysecek Out Of Games

Evan Lysecek will miss the Sochi Games because of a hip injury.

2013 FIBT Bobsled World Cup: Park City: Meyers wins

In the double race in Park City, Elana Meyers with Aja Evans wins both of them. Here on day two the World Cup leader helps Team USA sweep the podium by .63 seconds.

2013 FIBT Bobsled World Cup: Park City: Women’s Interview

The American women Jazmine Fenlator with Lauryn Williams and Jamie Greubel with Lolo Jones and Elana Meyers with Aja Evans talk about sweeping the podium.

2013 FIBT Bobsled World Cup: Park City: USA Sweeps podium

For the first time ever the American women sweep the podium, Jazmine Fenlator with Lauryn Williams and Jamie Greubel with Lolo Jones all tied for second plate, by just .01 seconds and Elana Meyers with Aja Evans scored the gold by .63 seconds.

2013 Rostelecom Cup: Bobrova and Soloviev win

Ekatrina Bobrova and Dmitri Soloviev (RUS) claim gold by 5.18 points, this, with their Silver in the Cup of China they will move on to the Finals. American’s Madison Chock and Evan Bates finish 3rd.

2013 Cup of China: Pechalat and Bourzat win Ice Dance

Nathalie Pechalat, Fabian Bourzat (FRA) win there 3rd Cup of China out scoring Ekaterina Bobrova and Dmitri Soloviev (RUS) in the free dance to win by 2.26. Americans Madison Chock and Evan Bates win Bronze, 15.15 back.

2013 Cup of China: Bobrova and Soloviev Short Dance

Current European champs, Ekaterina Bobrova and Dmitri Soloviev (RUS), lead by 3.10 points after the short dance, as Americans Madison Chock and Evan Bates fell 8.93 points back in 3rd.

Universal Sports Update: Lysacek’s Return

American figure skating star Evan Lysacek is still hoping to bonuce back from injury and compete in the Sochi Games.

Universal Sports Update: Lysacek Injury

American skating star Evan Lysacek will miss Skate America due to injury.

2013 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour: Moscow: Latvia vs Brazil

Aleksandrs Samoilovs and Janis Smedins (LAT) win their second tournament this season defeating Evandro Oliveira Jr. with his new partner, Emanuel Rego (BRA), closing out at 21-17 and 21-16.

2013 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour: Berlin: Brazil wins Gold

The young team of Vitor Felipe and Evandro Oliveria, (BRA) get their first Grand Slam win over Konstantin Semenov and Viascheslav Krasilnikov (RUS) 21-23, 21-13, 15-10

Chris Froome Inches Closer To Victory Winning Stage 15 And Increasing Overall Lead

By Julien Pretot Sun Jul 14, 2013 MONT VENTOUX, France, July 14 – Chris Froome moved closer to a maiden Tour de France title with an awe-inspiring victory on top of the intimidating Mont Ventoux, pulling away from his rivals in brutal fashion seven kilometres from the finish on Sunday. The British rider stayed rooted […]

Chris Froome Survives Bad Day; Irishman Daniel Martin Wins Stage Nine

By Julien Pretot BAGNERES-DE-BIGORRE, France | Sun Jul 7, 2013 2:09pm EDT (Reuters) – Chris Froome survived a brutal early onslaught from his Tour de France rivals to retain the yellow jersey after an epic ninth stage won by Ireland’s Dan Martin on Sunday. Having destroyed the field to snatch the overall lead in Saturday’s […]


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