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Get the Latest News In The Oscar Pistorius Trial

(Scroll Down For Previous Day’s News) Tue Apr 15, 2014 3:52pm EDT (Reuters) – The prosecutor in the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius ended his five-day cross-examination of the double amputee track athlete on Tuesday with a stark summary of how he shot his girlfriend, insisting he killed her deliberately after an argument. “You fired four […]

Boston Athletic Association Invites the World to Run

Boston Marathon World Run application encourages runners of all abilities to participate in the athletic spirit of the 2014 Boston Marathon BOSTON, February 5, 2014 – The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.), organizer of the Boston Marathon, today launched Boston Marathon World Run, a mobile application and website that connects runners from around the world with the […]

Russia lightens up with softer image at closing ceremony

(Photo by Al Tielemans /Sports Illustrated/Getty Images)  (Reuters) – An emotional closing ceremony at Russia’s first Winter Olympics painted the hosts in soft colors, in contrast to the muscular, assertive spectacle that kicked off the Games, and there was even room for a joke at the home nation’s expense. The show at the Fisht Stadium on the Black […]

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 […]

2014 Tokyo Marathon: Chumba wins

They were hoping to get a course record and Dickson Chumba (KEN) delivered, beating the old one by over a minute with a personal best as well, at 2:05:41.

Thrills on Russian ice, Ukraine athlete leaves in protest

PHOTO CREDIT: CREDIT: REUTERS/ISSEI KATO (Reuters) – The women’s figure skaters provided a thrilling climax to Thursday’s Winter Olympics action when Russian Adelina Sotnikova claimed gold, but a skier’s decision to pull out of the Games in protest was a reminder of the crisis in neighboring Ukraine. Seventeen-year-old Sotnikova was second going into the free skating program, and […]

Wanted: America’s next winter sports superstar

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/JOSHUA LOTT (Reuters) – The absence of injured skier Lindsey Vonn and the shock dethroning of snowboarder Shaun White have created a gaping hole for a new American sporting superstar to fill and grab sponsors’ gold from Sochi. The Olympics give huge exposure to athletes from beyond America’s staple sports of basketball, football and baseball, but […]

‘America, we did it!’ Christensen leads US sweep

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/DYLAN MARTINEZ (Reuters) – Joss Christensen led a United States podium sweep in spectacular fashion to win the first Olympic gold medal in men’s slopestyle skiing at the Sochi Games on Thursday. Another bumper crowd at Extreme Park were treated to a thrilling display of acrobatics as the freestyle skiers pushed their routines to the limits […]

2014 IRB Rugby Sevens World Series: Wellington, New Zealand

The Sevens Wellington is the fifth tournament of the series and is held in Wellington, New Zealand. The 2012/13 World Series winners and reigning champions are New Zealand, who have won the series eleven times in all. The other Series winners have been Fiji (2005/06), South Africa (2008/09) and Samoa (2009/10). Video will stream on this […]

2014 Mavericks Invitational

The Body Glove Mavericks Invitational presented by GoPro® –  the world’s premier, high adrenaline big wave surfing contest – and Universal Sports Network has announced an unprecedented broadcast partnership to air the event live on national television for the first time ever. Universal Sports will broadcast the final heats of the contest LIVE to a nationwide audience. […]

2014 UCI Track Cycling World Cup: Guadalajara, Mexico: Men’s & Women’s Finals

With world championship qualification in key events assured for Great Britain’s athletes, the final world cup round, on 17-19 January, sees Dannielle Khan, Oliver Wood, Chris Latham and Jake Ragan make their senior debuts.

2014 FIL Doubles Luge World Cup: Oberhof: Wendl and Arlt 2nd

Reigning world champs Tobias Wendl and Tobias Arlt (GER) weren’t able to keep their win streak alive as they lost to Toni Eggert and Sascha Benecken (GER) by .379 seconds. Wendl and Arlt had won the last 4 races.

2014 Freestyle Skiing World Cup: Deer Valley, UT: Aerials

Freestyle Skiing comes to Utah. The 2014 FIS Freestyle World Cup makes it tour stop in Deer Valley, UT on Thursday, January 9th and Friday, January 10th and will air live on Universal Sports and the USSA site.

2014 Freestyle Skiing World Cup: Deer Valley, UT: Moguls

Freestyle Skiing comes to Utah. The 2014 FIS Freestyle World Cup makes it tour stop in Deer Valley, UT on Thursday, January 9th and 10th and will air live on Universal Sports and the USSA site.

Russian Cossacks patrol Sochi Olympics

CREDIT: REUTERS/VASILY FEDOSENKO (Reuters) – Cossacks in their traditional lambswool hats and coats with epaulettes will be patrolling the Russian resort of Sochi for next month’s Winter Olympics. Russia has imposed a security clampdown in Sochi to try to ensure the safety of the Games which are a sworn target of Moscow’s most wanted man, […]

2014 FIS Women’s Ski Jumping World Cup: Bischofshofen, Germany: Four Hills: HS 106

FIS Women’s Ski Jumping from Bischofshofen, Germany takes place live at 10 AM ET on Monday, January 6.

Lindsey Vonn: The Return: Full Length Exclusive Interview With Universal Sports

Universal Sports Network presents Lindsey Vonn: The Return, an exclusive, in-depth personal interview with the most decorated skier in U.S. history.

In this 30-minute special, Veteran sportscaster Steve Porino and Vonn talk candidly about everything from her history of injuries, depression and media scrutiny, to overcoming adversity, breaking records and retirement. They also relive last February’s serious crash at the world championships, and talk openly about what Vonn describes as the worst injury she’s ever come back from and her rapid, yet grueling, road to recovery in her quest to defend her Olympic gold medal in the downhill.

Lindsey Vonn: The Return: An In-Depth Interview only on USN

Universal Sports Network will present Lindsey Vonn: The Return, an exclusive, in-depth personal interview with the most decorated skier in U.S. history this Friday, November 15, at 7 PM ET. A sneak-peak of Friday’s special will air on this week’s Countdown to Sochi on Wednesday, November 13, at 8 PM ET.

In the 30-minute special, Veteran sportscaster Steve Porino and Vonn talk candidly about everything from her history of injuries, depression and media scrutiny, to overcoming adversity, breaking records and retirement. They also relive last February’s serious crash at the world championships, and talk openly about what Vonn describes as the worst injury she’s ever come back from and her rapid, yet grueling, road to recovery in her quest to defend her Olympic gold medal in the downhill.

2013 ISU Speed Skating Short Track World Cup: Torino: Jean and Seifert crash in 500m

In the Quarterfinal of the men’s 500m, skaters Oliver Jean (CAN) and Robert Seifert (GER) collided into one another while jockeying for the lead. Jean moved on to advance to the next round after Seifert was given a penalty for the crash.

Russia struggles to keep Olympic torch burning

Credit: Reuters/Sergei Karpukhin The Olympic torch has been to the North Pole and traveled thousands of kilometers (miles) on the relay that will end at the Sochi Winter Games in Russia in February. The problem is, the flame keeps going out. President Vladimir Putin aims to make the Games a showcase of Russia’s modern face to the world 23 years after […]

Geoffery Mutai And Priscah Jeptoo Win New York City Marathon

Larry Fine | NEW YORK | Sun Nov 3, 2013 11:10pm IST (Reuters) – Defending champion Geoffrey Mutai and Priscah Jeptoo won the men’s and women’s races at the New York City Marathon on Sunday for a Kenyan sweep in chilly, windy conditions through the city’s five boroughs. Jeptoo overtook front-running Ethiopian Buzunesh Deba with […]

2013-2014 Rugby Sevens Viewing Schedule

Date Event TV Time (ET) Live Online (ET) Nov. 30 Rugby Sevens: Dubai 7:00pm Dec. 8 Rugby Sevens: South Africa 7:00pm Jan. 24 Rugby Sevens: Las Vegas 8:00pm Jan. 26 Rugby Sevens: Las Vegas 12:30pm Feb. 10 Rugby Sevens: New Zealand 8:00pm Feb. 11 Rugby Sevens: New Zealand 8:00pm March 21 Rugby Sevens: Japan – […]

Universal Sports Network Unveils Extensive Multi-Platform Coverage of 2013-2014 FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup

LOS ANGELES (October 22, 2013) – Universal Sports Network will present extensive multi-platform coverage of the 2013-2014 FIS Alpine Ski World Cup season both on air and at universalsports.com. Television coverage begins this Saturday, October 26, at 6 AM with a season preview show followed by live coverage from Soelden, Austria, at 6:30 AM ET […]

Universal Sports Network Announces Expanded Coverage of 2014 Boston Marathon

Los Angeles (October 21, 2013) – Universal Sports Network, the year-round destination for Olympic and endurance sports programming, will provide LIVE television and online coverage of the 118th Boston Marathon on Monday, April 21, 2014 from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM ET. LIVE race day coverage from Copley Square will also include pre- and post-race […]

Biles, Ross Finish One Two At Women’s All Around Finals

Courtesy USA Gymnastics ANTWERP, Belgium, Oct. 4, 2013 –Simone Biles of Spring, Texas/Bannon’s Gymnastix, Inc., and Kyla Ross of Aliso Viejo, Calif./Gym-Max, swept the top two spots in the women’s all-around finals at the 2013 World Gymnastics Championships at the Antwerp (Belgium) Sports Palace today. Biles won the all-around title with her 60.216 total, just […]

Chris Horner Wins Vuelta; Becomes Oldest Grand Tour Winner

By Alasdair Fotheringham MADRID | Sun Sep 15, 2013 (Reuters) – American Chris Horner, nicknamed ‘Grandpa’ by his peers, created more than one landmark when he won the Tour of Spain on Sunday at the age of 41. Horner is the first rider from the United States to win cycling’s third Grand Tour. Andy Hampsten […]

Wrestling Reclaims Its Spot In The 2020 Olympics

By Karolos Grohmann BUENOS AIRES | Sun Sep 8, 2013 2:10pm EDT (Reuters) – Wrestling completed an unprecedented comeback on Sunday, reclaiming its spot in the 2020 Olympic Games after beating bids from rivals squash and baseball/softball in an International Olympic Committee vote. An iconic Olympic sport, wrestling featured in the ancient Olympics as well […]

Summer 2020: Tokyo

By Ossian Shine BUENOS AIRES | Sat Sep 7, 2013 (Reuters) – Tokyo was awarded the 2020 summer Games on Saturday, beating Istanbul in a head-to-head vote after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe had addressed the International Olympic Committee in person to allay fears over the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant. The Japanese capital won the right […]

Michael Matthews Wins Stage 5; Nibali retains overall lead

By Alasdair Fotheringham | Wednesday, August 28, 2013 12:58 p.m. CDT LAGO DE SANABRIA, Spain (Reuters) – Australian Michael Matthews recorded a stage win in the first week of his maiden Grand Tour on Wednesday after a chaotic bunch sprint finish to the fifth stage of the Tour of Spain. The 22-year-old Orica GreenEdge rider, […]

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.

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 […]

USN Presents “Bikenado” along with the 2013 Vuelta a España

  Universal Sports Network Presents 84 Hours of LIVE Multiplatform Coverage of 2013 Vuelta a España from August 24 to September 15  Coming in September is “Bikenado” –  A Month of Cycling Events From Around the Globe Los Angeles (August 21, 2013) – Universal Sports Network will air 84 hours of exclusive LIVE multiplatform coverage […]

2013 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour: Berlin: Men’s Best Scores

Check out the best scores from a head block, to great rally to a ball that is still live, all from the Men’s medal matches.

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

Podium 360 Premieres Thursday, August 8 at 7:30 PM ET on Universal Sports Network

Los Angeles (August 1, 2013) – Universal Sports Network announced its new original sports program, Podium 360, will premiere Thursday, August 8, at 7:30 PM ET. Podium 360 is a monthly, half-hour highlight show that will feature an action-packed and comprehensive review of the most exciting stories, races and victories of the world’s best Olympic […]

Universal Sports Network and NBC 2013 IAAF World Championships Broadcast Schedule

Los Angeles (July 19, 2013) - Universal Sports Network and NBC will air 46 hours of premier track & field action from the 2013 IAAF World Championships in Moscow, Russia from Saturday, August 10 through Sunday, August 18. The broadcast team of Ato Boldon, Tom Hammond, Lewis Johnson and Dwight Stones will call the action from […]

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 […]

Universal Sports Network and NBC Present the 2013 FINA World Championships

Los Angeles (July 11, 2013) – Universal Sports Network and NBC will air 70 hours of premier pool action from the 2013 FINA World Aquatic Championships in Barcelona, Spain, from Saturday, July 20, through Sunday, August 4, in the world championships for diving, swimming, synchronized swimming and water polo. Universal Sports kicks off coverage on […]

Marcel Kittel Wins Stage 12 Of Tour de France; Chris Froome Retains Yellow Jersey

By Julien Pretot TOURS, France | Thu Jul 11, 2013 6:22pm BST (Reuters) – German Marcel Kittel claimed his third victory on this year’s Tour de France when he pipped Mark Cavendish on the line to take the 12th stage on Thursday. Kittel, who won the first and 10th stages, stayed behind the Briton’s wheel […]

2013 Diamond League: Paris: Men’s 110m hurdles: Merritt wins

Olympic champ Aries Merritt (USA) gets his first big win of the season at 13.09 seconds, beating the likes of David Oliver (USA) (who was 3rd), Ryan Brathwaite (BAR), Jason Richardson (USA), and the returning Dayron Robles (CUB) who was 9th.

Mark Cavendish Sprints To His 27th Career Stage Victory

By Julien Pretot MARSEILLE, France | Wed Jul 3, 2013 2:25pm EDT (Reuters) – Mark Cavendish’s love affair with the Tour de France continued as the Briton moved closer to the all-time stage-win record with a perfect sprint finish on Wednesday. The Omega Pharma-Quick Step rider was led out by his team mates in the […]

Australian Simon Gerrans Uses Well Timed Sprint To Win Stage Three

CALVI, France (Reuters) – Two days after getting embarrassing exposure at the Tour de France when their bus caused mayhem, Australian team Orica-GreenEdge were in the limelight for a good reason when Simon Gerrans won the third stage with a well-timed sprint on Monday. Australian Gerrans beat pre-stage favourite Peter Sagan of Slovakia and Spain’s […]

2013 FEI Nations Cup: Aachen Preview

Dont miss out on LIVE jumping from Aachen for the 5th Leg of the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup™ Jumping 2013 Season. Coverage starts at 19:25 CEST LIVE onFEITV.org

2013 USA Rugby: Great try from USA vs France

With the USA down by 11 points, Erica Cavanaugh put together an impressive run to keep the USA’s hopes of victory alive.

Universal Sports Presents “Scrum Saturday” on June 8

Los Angeles, CA (June 6, 2013) – USA Rugby Rising, a new, six episode original docu-series by Universal Sports, debuts  this Saturday, June 8, with back-to-back airings of the first two episodes at 7:30 and 8:00 PM ET. Immediately following the series premiere, Team USA takes on Ireland in a high-stakes international test match at […]

More chaos at Giro as German Degenkolb wins stage five

John Degenkolb of Germany celebrates on the podium after winning the fifth stage of the Giro d’Italia, Tour of Italy cycling race, from Cosenza to Matera, Wednesday, May 8, 2013. Degenkolb sprinted to victory on the fifth stage of the Giro d’Italia, following a crash near the finish, as Italian Luca Paolini retained the overall […]

Johnny Spillane retires

<small.Nordic combined skier Johnny Spillane of the United States poses with his silver medals for the cross-country individual NH/10 km, the cross-country individual LH/10 km and the cross-country 4 x 10 km relay in the NBC Today Show Studio at Grouse Mountain on February 26, 2010 in North Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images) […]

2013 ITU Triathlon World Cup Series: San Diego WTS Men’s Race

One of just eight International Triathlon Union (ITU) World Triathlon Series events around the globe in 2013, the second edition of the Omegawave World Triathlon San Diego will feature an Olympic-caliber elite field competing on a historic course adjacent to the birthplace of the sport. Live streaming coverage begins with the Women’s Race on Friday, April 19th at 6:30pm ET, followed by the Men’s Race on Saturday, April 20th at 7:00pm ET.

2013 ITU Triathlon World Cup Series: San Diego WTS Women’s Race

One of just eight International Triathlon Union (ITU) World Triathlon Series events around the globe in 2013, the second edition of the Omegawave World Triathlon San Diego will feature an Olympic-caliber elite field competing on a historic course adjacent to the birthplace of the sport. Live streaming coverage begins with the Women’s Race on Friday, April 19th at 6:30pm ET, followed by the Men’s Race on Saturday, April 20th at 7:00pm ET.

Boston champion McFadden a shining example in London

Tatyana McFadden of the U.S. smiles as she poses for a portrait with the Boston Marathon trophy after winning the women’s wheelchair division of the 117th Boston Marathon in Boston, Massachusetts April 15, 2013. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi By Alison Wildey LONDON, April 19 (Reuters) – Boston Marathon wheelchair champion Tatyana McFadden fled the city after Monday’s […]

Farah odds on for early shower in London

Mo Farah (GBR) defeats Galen Rupp (USA) to win the mens 10,000m final, 27:30.42 to 27:30.90, during the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY By Alison Wildey LONDON, April 18 (Reuters) – Not even odds of 25-1 can persuade double Olympic champion Mo Farah to abandon his carefully laid […]

London race security under review after Boston blasts

LONDON, April 16 (Reuters) – The London Marathon will go ahead as planned in the British capital this Sunday despite the bomb attack on the Boston race which killed three people and wounded more than 100, police and officials said on Tuesday. Sports Minister Hugh Roberston said he was confident of security arrangements for the […]

Elite field at April 12 press conference

BOSTON, MA – John Hancock Financial will present its elite team of 32 international marathon runners from 11 countries to the media on Friday, April 12th at 10 AM at the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel in Boston. All credentialed media will have the opportunity to interview elite athletes during the event. The 117th running of […]

Storylines and news for the 2013 Boston Marathon

Courtesy of BAA.org BOSTON – With less than one week remaining until the 2013 Boston Marathon on Monday, April 15, 2013, the Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) and principal sponsor John Hancock Financial are prepared for the 117th edition of the world’s oldest annual marathon. The top finishers will receive $806,000, a prize purse supplied by […]

 
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