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Tim Howard Named 2014 U.S. Soccer Male Athlete of the Year

USA goalkeeper Tim Howard (Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports) Goalkeeper Tim Howard has been voted the 2014 U.S. Soccer Male Athlete of the Year, with the announcement taking place earlier today live on ESPN’s SportsCenter. This is Howard’s second time winning AOTY, previously earning the honor in 2008. The three-time FIFA World Cup veteran becomes […]

Aksel Lund Svindal Out After Soccer Injury

Skier Aksel Lund Svindal (L) on crutches after tearing his Achilles tendon while playing soccer (REUTERS/Dominic Ebenbichler) Click here for the 2014-2015 FIS Alpine World Cup viewing schedule. Oct 19 (Reuters) – World downhill champion Aksel Lund Svindal is likely to miss the entire Alpine skiing season after tearing his Achilles tendon while playing soccer. The […]

Soccer: 2012 Trophee des Champions (Replay)

The 2012 Champions Trophy will be the 17th edition of the French Super Cup, which will be contested by Montpellier, the 2011–12 Ligue 1 champions and Lyon, the winners of the 2011–12 edition of the Coupe de France. (Full event replay)

All goals, USA vs Japan in Women’s Soccer Invitational

2012, Halmstad, Sweden, check out all five scores, two by Alex Morgan and two by Abby Wambach, as USA gets the win 4-1.

USA’s Women Soccer Sets Big Goals That Pay Off

In a test match before the Olympics, the Americans get the better of their World Cup rivals, winning 4-1, during the Women’s Soccer Invitational in Sweden.

2012 Sweden Invitational Women’s Soccer Tournament: USA vs. Japan (REPLAY)

The three-nation event features the top three finishers from last summer’s FIFA Women’s World Cup in Germany (USA, Japan and Sweden) and will give all three countries two excellent preparation matches heading into the Summer Olympics in London. (Full event replay)

2012 Sweden Invitational Women’s Soccer Tournament: Sweden vs. USA (REPLAY)

The three-nation event features the top three finishers from last summer’s FIFA Women’s World Cup in Germany (USA, Japan and Sweden) and will give all three countries two excellent preparation matches heading into the Summer Olympics in London. (Full event replay)

Puma CEO eyes soccer over Bolt in 2012 sales race

Sprinter Usain Bolt of Jamaica performs as DJ during a promotion session for German sports textiles brand Puma on November 17, 2010 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Alexandra Beier/Getty Images For Puma) By Victoria Bryan and Keith Weir LONDON, May 31 (Reuters) – German sportswear company Puma is banking more on soccer than Usain Bolt […]

U.S. Women’s Soccer Team Eyeing Revenge in London

Alex Morgan and Abby Wambach of USA look dejected during the FIFA Women’s World Cup Final match between Japan and USA at the FIFA World Cup stadium Frankfurt, July 17, 2011. (Friedemann Vogel/Getty Images) By Larry Fine DALLAS, May 15 (Reuters) – After an agonizing loss to Japan in last year’s World Cup final, the […]

Road To London: Basketball, Soccer & Judo – Ready, Set, Go!

May 3, 2012: The U.S. Olympic Women’s Basketball roster is set, the Women’s U.S. Soccer team learns it’s first opponent – and the Paralympic Judo team is in place.

U.S. wins inaugural women’s soccer gold in 1996

U.S. players Cindy Parlow (3), Briana Scurry (1), Joy Fawcett (14) and Carin Gabarra (12) celebrate their 2-1 victory over China. (Photo by Ruediger Fessel/Bongarts/Getty Images) By Phil Minshull, Special to Universal Sports Team USA won 44 gold medals in 1996, when the Olympics were last held in the United States with Atlanta being the […]

Canada beats USA in Men’s Soccer

2012, Nashville, Tennessee, USA, Olympic Soccer Qualifying Trials, with a scoreless first half, Canada broke away in the 2nd to defeat the US 2-0.

Team USA wins rough soccer game against Cuba

2012, Nashville, Tennessee, USA, Olympic Soccer Qualifying Trials, several players got hurt, one carried off and one got a red card, but in the end USA wins the first match 6-0.

Boston 2024 Proposed Olympic Venues

Proposed Olympic Stadium in Boston (REUTERS/Boston2024/Handout via Reuters) Olympians react to #BOSTON2024 By Seth Rubinroit The Boston 2024 Olympic Games would be “the most walkable Games in modern times,” according to architect David Manfredi. 28 of the 33 proposed venues would be located within 10km (6.2 miles) of the Athletes’ Village. Proposed Athletes’ Village in […]

African Team Set to Make History at Tour de France

(AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani) Jan 14 (Reuters) – Douglas Ryder could not contain himself when a text message popped up on his phone on Wednesday informing him that his MTN-Qhubeka team would become the first African-based cycle outfit to take part in the Tour de France. The South African team were handed one of five wildcard […]

Cristiano Ronaldo Wins Ballon d’Or Award

Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo (AP Photo/Alberto Saiz) By Brian Homewood ZURICH, Jan 12 (Reuters) – Cristiano Ronaldo won the FIFA Ballon d’Or award for the second year running and the third overall on Monday after a prolific, trophy-filled year with Real Madrid. The Portuguese forward won 37.66 percent of the vote to finish well ahead […]

Pope Wishes Rome Luck on Olympic Bid

Pope Francis (REUTERS/Giampiero Sposito) VATICAN CITY, Dec 19 (Reuters) – Pope Francis on Friday wished Rome luck for its bid to host the 2024 Olympics, which may include some events in the Vatican, but then joked that he would not be around to enjoy them. Francis, who turned 78 on Wednesday, improvised the comment at […]

Southeast Asian Olympics possible after IOC reforms

(Reuters) – Indonesia are optimistic about bringing the Olympics to Southeast Asia in collaboration with one of their neighbors after the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) revamp of the bidding and hosting processes. Earlier this month, IOC members voted to allow multiple cities and countries to host events at future Games, one of a number of […]

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 […]

IOC Suggests More Venues Outside Tokyo for 2020 Games

Japan (Shutterstock) By Elaine Lies TOKYO, Nov 19 (Reuters) – International Olympic Committee (IOC) Vice President John Coates has urged Tokyo to consider moving more events to venues outside the capital, including one hundreds of kilometers away, in a bid to rein in spending for the 2020 Summer Games. Rising labour and construction costs have […]

Doha to Host 2019 IAAF World Athletics Championships

Doha (Shutterstock) MONACO, Nov 18 (Reuters) – Qatar’s emergence as a global sporting hub gained further clout when Doha was chosen as host city for the 2019 IAAF World Athletics Championships on Tuesday. The fast-growing city alongside the Arabian Gulf will become the first from the Middle East to stage the blue riband event. Overlooked […]

Olympic Sports Notes

UniversalSports.com 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 […]

Fall of Berlin Wall and hopes of sports superpower status

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/THOMAS PETER (Reuters) – Berliners had only just started taking pickaxes to the Berlin Wall in the days after its dramatic demise on November 9, 1989 when the world of sport began confidently predicting a golden future for a reunited Germany. German officials talked about staging an historic Olympics in East and West […]

2024 Could be ‘Right Time’ for U.S. Olympic Bid

1996 Atlanta Summer Olympics (Ruediger Fessel/Bongarts/Getty Images) By Julian Linden BANGKOK, Nov 8 (Reuters) – One of the most powerful men in the Olympic movement has urged the United States to push ahead with its plans to bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics, saying it is the “right time”. The U.S. has not hosted the […]

U.S. A Sleeping Giant of World Rugby: Wallabies’ Greats

Sam Cane of the All Blacks scores a try during the International Test Match between the United States of America and the New Zealand All Blacks at Soldier Field on November 1, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images) (Reuters) – The United States was the ‘sleeping giant’ of world rugby and the […]

Winter Games Will Not Move for World Cup, Olympic Official Declared

(Shutterstock) By Julian Linden BANGKOK, Nov 6 (Reuters) – Asia’s top Olympic official has ruled out the possibility of the 2022 Winter Olympics being shifted from its traditional February time-slot to avoid clashing with the World Cup, saying FIFA needed to sort out its own problems. Soccer’s world governing body is currently considering whether to […]

FIS President Warns FIFA over Confict with 2022 Winter Games

By Manuele Lang SOELDEN, Austria, Oct 26 (Reuters) – International Ski Federation (FIS) president Gian-Franco Kasper has warned FIFA against holding the 2022 World Cup in Qatar at the same time as the Winter Olympic Games. Kasper, who is also an outspoken member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), was reacting to comments last week […]

IOC new host contract is gold medal for human rights: HRW

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/ALY SONG (Reuters) – Human Rights Watch has heaped unusual praise on the International Olympic Committee for including human rights clauses in new contracts to be signed by future Olympic host cities, saying other organizations should follow suit. The IOC has for years been criticized by human rights groups including HRW, especially after awarding […]

Tom Daley Not Concerned about Competing in Russia

Tom Daley (REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth) By Michael Hann LONDON, Oct 9 (Reuters) – British diver Tom Daley is not concerned about competing in Russia despite the country’s anti-gay stance and has no plans to make a political protest ahead of next year’s World Aquatic Championships in Kazan. Daley, who won a bronze medal in the men’s 10 […]

Winter Olympics May Have to Move for 2022 World Cup

Olympic Rings (Shutterstock) By Mike Collett LONDON, Oct 8 (Reuters) – The 2022 Winter Olympics may have to move from its traditional January and February dates to accommodate the World Cup finals being staged in Qatar, leading European soccer clubs’ official Umberto Gandini said on Wednesday. Gandini, vice-chairman of the European Club Association of Europe’s top […]

Rio 2016 Progress Impressive, Says IOC in Change of Tone

Rio de Janeiro (Shutterstock) By Stephen Eisenhammer RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct 1 (Reuters) – In a dramatic change of tone Olympic officials said on Wednesday they were impressed by progress being made in Rio de Janeiro ahead of the 2016 Games, just months after the preparations were described by one member as “the worst” ever. […]

Drama and Controversy Reign at Asian Games

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/KIM KYUNG-HOON (Reuters) – Cries of foul play took over the Asian Games on Wednesday when an Indian female boxer refused to accept her medal and Malaysia lodged a formal complaint after one of its competitors failed a drugs test. An Iraqi runner was also awarded a gold after a bizarre end to one […]

Gulf states strike athletics gold, North stun South

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/JASON REED (Reuters) – Bahrain and Qatar struck more Asian Games athletics gold on Monday as their policy of cherry-picking top African talent continued to pay off, while North Korea stunned the South with a late winner in their women’s soccer semi-final. Mohamad Al-Garni and Maryam Yusuf Jamal added their names to the growing […]

Afghan beach volleyball grows with the Games, says coach

(Reuters) – Afghanistan’s beach volleyball teams have missed out on the reward of a new car after finishing out of the medals at the Asian Games, but they are happy with the experience, media exposure and ill-fitting sunglasses they found in South Korea. While a loss to Indonesia confirmed their exit from the tournament on […]

Cambodian athlete fails doping test

(Reuters) – The Asian Games were hit by a second anti-doping violation on Thursday when the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) said Cambodian soft tennis player Yi Sophany had tested positive. The OCA said in a statement her urine specimen, collected in pre-competition testing on Sept. 16, was found to contain the banned weight loss […]

Qatar forfeit basketball game in hijab row

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/ISSEI KATO (Reuters) – The Qatar women’s basketball team forfeited a game at the Asian Games on Wednesday after being refused permission to wear the hijab, saying they were taking a stand against what they say is a discriminatory policy against Muslim women. The Qatari players were asked, in accordance with International Basketball Federation’s […]

OCA throws Iran official out of Asiad

(Reuters) – The president of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) apologized on Wednesday after an Iranian official was thrown out of the Asian Games in South Korea after being charged with sexual harassment. Police had charged the official following a complaint by a female volunteer at a soccer stadium. A Palestine soccer player has […]

Women front and center of Japan’s Asian Games team

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/ISSEI KATO (Reuters) – Japan heads to the Asian Games with the team’s top two symbolic leadership roles filled by women for the first time in what may mark a growing focus on women’s sports in its traditionally male-dominated society. Giving the roles of captain and flag bearer to women at the could be […]

Rio showing dynamism, World Cup a confidence boost

(Reuters) – Rio de Janeiro’s 2016 Olympic preparations are in full swing with organizers having rediscovered their dynamism after years of delays and the soccer World Cup boosting their confidence, IOC President Thomas Bach said on Tuesday. Branded as the ‘worst preparations ever by’ International Olympic Committee Vice President John Coates in April, work for […]

Incheon Ready to Showcase Cream of Asian sports

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/KIM HONG-JI (Reuters) – An array of Olympians and stars of sports niche and new arrive in the South Korean city of Incheon for the 17th Asian Games this month, bringing together some 10,000 athletes for a 16-day multi-sport spectacular second only in scale to the Summer Olympics. From weightlifting to wushu, rowing to […]

August 5 Marks Two-Year Countdown To Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Shutterstock) COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The United States Olympic Committee joins the global Olympic Movement in celebrating the two-year countdown to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Tuesday, Aug. 5. To commemorate the two-year milestone, the USOC is sharing thoughts from some of its top 2016 Olympic hopefuls, distributing sport storylines and qualification […]

USA Eagles Host Japan in Pacific Nations Cup

USA Eagles (Michael Lee/USA Rugby) By Chad Wise CARSON, Calif. – The USA Eagles will look to bring a winning brand of rugby to Southern California June 14, when Japan crosses the Pacific Ocean for the Eagles’ opening match of the 2014 IRB Pacific Nations Cup. StubHub Center previously hosted the Eagles’ Pacific Nations Cup match […]

Obama: When it Comes to Head Injuries in Sports, Don’t Just ‘Suck it Up’

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/LARRY DOWNING (Reuters) – President Barack Obama said on Thursday more effort is needed to prevent concussions in young athletes, including greater awareness of the severity of head injuries, which are too often dismissed as headaches instead of serious brain trauma. Obama, speaking at a White House conference highlighting the risks of concussions to young […]

Rio Olympic preparations ‘worst’ ever : Coates

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/ISSEI KATO Attending an Olympic forum in Sydney, Coates told delegates that construction had not commenced on some venues, infrastructure was significantly delayed and water quality was also a major concern two years out from the Games. He warned, however, that there was no “plan B” to find another host. “I think this is a worse situation than […]

Rio organizers acknowledge issues, guarantee to ‘deliver’

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/RICARDO MORAES (Reuters) – Organizers of the 2016 Olympics have acknowledged there are issues to be resolved in preparing Rio de Janeiro to host the event but said on Wednesday they were making progress and would deliver a “great Games“. The guarantees came a day after international sporting federations, meeting in Turkey, criticized the Brazilian government for the […]

Refuel with Chocolate Milk: Behind the Science

Chocolate Milk has what it takes to help athletes refuel and recover. It has 9 essential nutrients that an athlete needs, including some not typically found in recovery drinks. CHOCOLATE MILK’S LIQUID ASSETS: • A natural source of high-quality protein to build lean muscle. • The right carb-to-protein ratio scientifically shown to refuel and rebuild […]

Sarajevo Winter Games venues crumble into oblivion

Credit: Reuters/Damir Sagolj (Reuters) – Abandoned and left to crumble into oblivion, most of the 1984 Winter Olympic venues in Bosnia’s capital Sarajevo have been reduced to rubble by neglect as much as the 1992-95 conflict that tore apart the former Yugoslavia. One set of photographs shows the venues gleaming with state of the art […]

Kiprotich wants to be inspiration in London

Stephen Kiprotich (UGA) celebrates after winning the men’s marathon during the London 2012 Olympic Games at The Mall. Mandatory Credit: Leo Mason-USA TODAY Sports By Alison Wildey LONDON, April 17 (Reuters) – Stephen Kiprotich, who overcame childhood illness and the might of the Kenyans on his way to winning marathon gold at the London Olympics, […]

Fernandez enjoys last laugh over bullies

By Pritha Sarkar March 11 (Reuters) – Growing up in a city awash with macho sporting icons, Javier Fernandez was mercilessly teased by schoolboy bullies who seemed to think he spent his time twirling around the ice on his toes in a tutu. Fernandez has no idea where his tormentors have disappeared to but chances […]

2012 Full Event Replays

(Photo by Friedemann Vogel/Bongarts/Getty Images) Looking for the link to a full event replay? Find it below by month … Note: BendBroadband, DIRECTV, DISH and Hawaiian Telcom subscribers can log in and view all of these full event replays for free by accessing the (SIGN-IN WITH CABLE/SAT PROVIDER) button above. Authentication, or verification, is the […]

Lochte first ever with 7 medals at the FINA World Swimming Championships (25m)

Ryan Lochte of USA poses with his Gold medal after winning the Men’s 200m Individual Medley on day three of the 10th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) at the Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Sports Complex on December 17, 2010 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images) Courtesy of http://www.fina.org Ryan Lochte […]

Kremlin part of marathon route at Moscow worlds

MOSCOW, Oct 4 (Reuters) – The marathons at next year’s world athletics championships will be run alongside some of Moscow’s most famous landmarks, including the Kremlin, the Russian organizers said on Thursday. “Both men and women will have the identical route, starting and finishing at the Luzhniki Olympic stadium,” Mikhail Butov, the head co-ordinator for […]

Bolt keen on Rio, 400 and long jump eyed

Usain Bolt (JAM) holds his shoes up after winning the gold in the men’s 4x100m relay final during the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports) Aug 22 (Reuters) – Usain Bolt is a definite starter for another Olympic Games in four years’ time, opening up the possibility of more sprint […]

U.S. survive Japan rally to win gold again

USA celebrates with their gold medals after defeating Japan in the gold medal match during the London 2012 Olympic Games at Wembley Stadium. (Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports) By Mike Collett LONDON, Aug 9 (Reuters) – The United States won their third successive women’s Olympic soccer title by beating Japan 2-1 in a superb gold medal […]

U.S. grab late extra-time winner to reach final

MANCHESTER, England, Aug 6 (Reuters) – Reigning Olympic champions the United States beat Canada 4-3 thanks to an Alex Morgan goal late in extra time to reach the women’s soccer final after an extraordinary match on Monday. With the players on both sides exhausted, penalties looming and the referee looking at her watch, Morgan powered […]


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