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China table tennis coach puts heat on Olympic champ Zhang

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/TORU HANAI (Reuters) – The head coach of China’s all-conquering men’s table tennis team has warned Olympic and world singles champion Zhang Jike to knuckle down at the Asian Games or risk throwing away his chance to defend his gold medal at the Rio Games. Though the 26-year-old has been virtually untouchable in singles […]

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 […]

Athletics-Steeplechase winner disqualified for shirtless celebration

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/ARND WIEGMANN (Reuters) – Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad was stripped of the 3,000 metres steeplechase gold medal after performing a shirtless celebration down the final straight at the European Athletics championships on Thursday. The Frenchman, well clear of the rest of the field, pulled off his vest as he came around the final bend, put it […]

2014 Junior Track and Field World Championships: Da Silva wins Discus

Izabela Da Silva (BRA) gets the win at 58.03 meters, out throwing Silver medalist Valarie Allman (USA) by 1.28 meters.

2014 Equestrian Jumping Nations Cup: Calgary, Canada: Mexico Falls Off Horse

One of Mexico’s riders was having a bad run that ending with her horse running through a fence and throwing her off.

Allyson Felix Returns to the Track

Allyson Felix (Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports) Three Olympic gold medallists and two world champions are among the latest cluster of international stars added to the already glittering line-ups for the 2014 Shanghai Diamond League meeting, which can be seen on Universal Sports on May 18 at 8 AM ET LIVE. US hurdler Aries Merritt, multi-medalled […]

Merritt wins as world champions triumph in Stockholm

LaShawn Merritt of the U.S. races to win during the men’s 4×400 metres relay final of the IAAF World Athletics Championships at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow August 16, 2013 file photo. Credit: Reuters/Lucy Nicholson (Reuters) – American LaShawn Merritt eased to victory in the 400 metres as one of several newly-crowned world champions to shine […]

Bolt Is Officially Named World’s Best

Usain Bolt reacts after Jamaica won the men’s 4×100 metres relay final during the IAAF World Athletics Championships at the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow August 18, 2013. Credit: Reuters/Phil Noble (Reuters) – Usain Bolt, already enshrined as one of the greatest Olympians of all time, became the most successful athlete in world championship history when he […]

U.S. pair win third gold

Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh (left) celebrate winning the gold medal after defeating April Ross and Jennifer Kessy (USA) in the women’s beach volleyball gold medal match during the 2012 London Olympic Games at Horse Guards Parade. (Chris Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports) By Estelle Shirbon LONDON, Aug 8 (Reuters) – United States pair Misty May-Treanor and […]

Phelps now most decorated Olympian with relay gold

USA relay team members from left Michael Phelps, Conor Dwyer, Ryan Lochte and Ricky Berens pose with their gold medals and American flags after winning the men’s 4x200m freestyle relay finals during the London 2012 Olympic Games at Aquatics Centre. (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports) By Julian Linden LONDON, July 31 (Reuters) – Four years after […]

Decathlete Eaton will take nothing for granted

By Gene Cherry LONDON, July 30 (Reuters) – An aching Ashton Eaton felt like he had fallen out of a tree the day after setting the decathlon world record at the U.S. trials last month. His body was that beat up from the physically demanding 10-event two-day competition. Now comes a new challenge, the London […]

Greipel takes Tour stage as Cavendish crashes

Andre Greipel of Germany clenches his fist as he crosses the finish line ahead of Alessandro Petacchi of Italy, right, to win the fourth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 214.5 kilometers (133.3 miles) with start in Abbeville and finish in Rouen, France, Wednesday July 4, 2012. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong) By Gilles […]

Tragic death puts extra load on Thorkildsen

Norway’s Andreas Thorkildsen prepares for the men’s javelin throw event at the IAAF World Challenge Ostrava Golden Spike track and field meeting in Ostrava, May 25, 2012. (REUTERS/David W Cerny) By Philip O’Connor OSLO, June 14 (Reuters) – Following the sudden death of his Olympic teammate Alexander Dale Oen, Norwegian javelin thrower Andreas Thorkildsen carries […]

Road To London: Scott Danberg Goes For Five

He’s dominated the Paralympic throwing scene for years, now Scott Danberg hopes to head to London for his fifth Paralympic Games.


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