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2013 US Track and Field Indoor Championship: Pentathlon: Sharon Day wins

With 4,478 points, Sharon Day wins, beating Bettie Wade by 145 points.

Unsung Sports: Modern Pentathlon

Andrei Moiseev of Russia shoots during the Combined Running/Shooting during the modern pentathlon World Championships at Ippodromo di Tor di Quinto on May 11, 2012 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Paolo Bruno/Getty Images) By Mike Tierney, Special to Universal Sports The name of modern pentathlon brings to mind an old joke: Why do they call […]

World Beach Games Set to Debut in 2017

Marketa Slukova (left) and Kristyna Kolocova (Courtesy of FIVB) By Julian Linden BANGKOK, Nov 5 (Reuters) – A brand new international multi-sports event, featuring games including American flag football, skateboarding and jet ski races, could be added to the global sports calendar in 2017. Although the yet-to-be-named world beach games will not carry the Olympic tag, […]

Olympian Jim Thorpe’s remains should not be moved: U.S. court

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/JOE MCDONALD (Reuters) – Jim Thorpe’s remains will stay in the Pennsylvania hamlet named for the legendary Native American athlete and Olympics champion, after a federal appeals court on Thursday rejected an effort by two sons to move them to tribal lands in his native Oklahoma. Addressing an unusual dispute between two generations of […]

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 […]

Eaton, Whiting and Lagat lead U.S. world champs team

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/FABRIZIO BENSCH (Reuters) – Title-holders Ashton Eaton, Ryan Whiting and Bernard Lagat headline a powerful U.S. team mixing youth and experience for next month’s world indoor championships in Poland. Eaton will target his world heptathlon record in the March 7-9 championships at Sopot, while 39-year-old Lagat will bid for his third consecutive and fourth […]

Warrior Games: The Final Results

By Mike Tierney, Special to Universal Sports Ever wonder about the translation of “Semper Fi,” the motto associated with the few, the proud, the Marines? It is a Latin phrase that means “always faithful” — not, as followers of an annual Paralympics-styled sports festival for armed services members might guess, “kicking butt at the Warrior […]

Prince Harry, Missy Franklin Open Warrior Games in Colorado

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The 2013 Warrior Games presented by Deloitte officially opened today at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., highlighted by a march of the 260 wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans who will compete in the fourth annual competition. With Prince Harry and 1,200 others in attendance, […]

Wrestling in shock as IOC wields Games axe

The Aug. 5, 2012 file photo shows Cuba’s Gustavo Balart, left, competing with South Korea’s Choi Gyu-jin during 55-kg Greco-Roman wrestling competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. IOC leaders have dropped wrestling for the 2020 Games in a surprise decision to scrap one of the oldest sports on the Olympic program. The IOC […]

Unsung Sports: Trampoline

Canadian Karen Cockburn performs in the trampoline individual competition of gymnastics during the XVI Pan-American Games Guadalajara 2011 in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico on October 17, 2011. (HECTOR GUERRERO/AFP/Getty Images) Previous features: Modern Pentathlon | Steeplechase | Synchronized Swimming | Rhythmic Gymnastics | Lost Events By Mike Tierney, Special to Universal Sports For generations, our awareness […]

Unsung Sports: Lost events

Team USA celebrates after the medal ceremony at the Baseball Stadium in Olympic Park during the Sydney Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia on September 27, 2000. The USA defeated Cuba 4-0 to win the gold medal. Cuba took silver. (Photo by Jamie Squire /Getty Images) Previous features: Modern Pentathlon | Steeplechase | Synchronized Swimming | […]

Unsung Sports: Rhythmic Gymnastics

Evgeniya Kanaeva (RUS) performs with the hoop in the individual all-around gymnastics rhythmic competition during the London 2012 Olympic Games at Wembley Arena. (Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports) Previous features: Modern Pentathlon | Steeplechase | Synchronized Swimming By Mike Tierney, Special to Universal Sports In what setting might you see a hoop, a ball, a ribbon […]

 
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