By Manuele Lang WENGEN, Switzerland, Jan 18 (Reuters) – France’s Alexis Pinturault made the most of his all-round talent to clinch his third World Cup race in a men’s super-combined in Wengen on Friday. The 21-year-old, one of the most exciting prospects to emerge in the sport in recent years, outclassed his rivals in the […]
In 2010, the biggest of the old hills at Chaux-Neuve (FRA) was restructured and transformed into a modern HS118 hill. It was officially inaugurated during a Nordic Combined World Cup in 2011. (Full event replay)
ZAGREB, Jan 4 (Reuters) – Mikaela Shiffrin was crowned a snow queen at 17 when she clinched the classic floodlit slalom in Zagreb on Friday. The American teenager, who celebrated her maiden World Cup victory last month in Are, dominated both runs to win in two minutes and 1.73, leaving all her rivals far behind. […]
By Julien Pretot LONDON, Dec 12 (Reuters) – Last year’s Giro d’Italia winner Michele Scarponi has been handed a three-month retroactive ban for visiting banned sports doctor Michele Ferrari, his team said on Wednesday. Lampre team media officer Andrea Appiani told Reuters in a text message that Scarponi’s ban started on Oct. 1, meaning that […]
Nicole Hosp (AUT) finished with a time of 2:02.64, .88 seconds out of first. Hosp Had an impressive first run that placed her 7th at the start of the second round. Her fellow countrywoman Zettel finished third.
After a string of impressive runs, Lindsey Vonn’s luck unfortunately ran out. Vonn was sitting in fourth place after her first run, but met trouble during the second run, losing control of her skies and knocking herself out the competition.
By Manuele Lang ST MORITZ, Switzerland, Dec 7 (Reuters) – Tina Maze showed off her vastly improved all-round skills to win a super-combined event for her third victory of the Alpine ski World Cup season on Friday. The Slovenian giant slalom world champion was fastest in both legs of the event with a combined time […]
Courtesy of http://www.isu.org With the conclusion of the sixth and last qualifying event of the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating 2012/13, the six finalists in each category have been determined. 24 skaters/couples from nine ISU members have qualified and will compete at the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final in Sochi (RUS) December […]
Courtesy of http://www.isu.org Yuko Kavaguti/Alexander Smirnov (RUS) win Pairs Short Program Russia’s Yuko Kavaguti/Alexander Smirnov won the Pairs Short Program followed by Meagan Duhamel/Eric Radford of Canada and Cheng Peng/Hao Zhang of China. Peforming to „The Blue Danube“, Kavaguti/Smirnov completed a level-four triple twist, a side by side triple toeloop and throw triple loop. The […]
Workers assemble the finish line for the New York City Marathon in New York’s Central Park, Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012. The New York City Marathon is on Sunday, with many logistical questions to be answered. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) By Larry Fine NEW YORK, Oct 31 (Reuters) – The New York City Marathon, one of the […]
Tour de France director Christian Prudhomme speaks to the media at the A.S.O. (Amaury Sport Organisation) headquarters in Issy-Les-Moulineaux near Paris, October 22, 2012. Lance Armstrong was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles and banned for life on Monday after the International Cycling Union (UCI) ratified the United States Anti-Doping Agency’s (USADA) sanctions […]
Wu Peng (CHN), middle, and Michael Phelps (USA), left, and Sebastien Rousseau (RSA) after the 200m butterfly finals of the Charlotte UltraSwim Grand Prix at the Mecklenburg County Aquatic Center. (Sam Sharpe-US PRESSWIRE) May 12 (Reuters) – Michael Phelps was given another reminder of how far he has to go to get back to his […]
The lights go on at the official opening of the London Olympics stadium, inside the Olympic park, London, May 5, 2012. (REUTERS/Paul Hackett) By Alan Baldwin LONDON, May 5 (Reuters) – The Olympic stadium, the beating heart of the Games when the world’s greatest athletes come to London in 82 days’ time, was formally opened […]
2012, Sochi, Russia, FIS World Cup Alpine Skiing, Kostelic wins the final SC of the season and secures the World Cup victory, defending his title for last season, but injuries his knee in doing so. (Watch the full event at UniversalSports.com)
2012, Sochi, Russia, FIS World Cup Alpine Skiing, Miller (USA) was in 4th after the Downhill, but had to pull out because of a possible knee injury in the slalom, he finishes 16th in the Combined. (Watch the full event at UniversalSports.com)
CHERASCO, Italy, May 17 – A series of small but challenging climbs late on Friday’s stage of the 2012 Giro d’Italia could not stop Britain’s Mark Cavendish taking his fourth stage win and second in two days. Italy’s Vincenzo Nibali remained overall leader but it was sprinter Cavendish who stole the show again after compatriot […]
(Reuters) – Britain’s Mark Cavendish racked up the 100th win of his career on stage 12 of the Giro d’Italia on Thursday but Bradley Wiggins’s hopes of overall victory were in tatters when he lost time on the main bunch. Tour de France champion Wiggins, who has been suffering from a chest infection, was dropped in the […]
It was another sprint finish as Peter Sagan (Cannondale) got his first stage win of the year, as well as his 9th career stage win in the Tour of California. Meanwhile Janier Acevedo (Janis) maintained his GC lead by 12 seconds.
By Alasdair Fotheringham ALTOPIANO DEL MONTASIO, Italy (Reuters) – Colombian Rigoberto Uran moved into third place overall after capturing a solo victory in the Giro d’Italia’s first summit finish on Tuesday. Italian Vincenzo Nibali strengthened his overall lead after dropping Britain’s Bradley Wiggins and the Netherlands’ Robert Gesink on the final climb. Sky rider Uran […]
FIRENZE, ITALY (Reuters) – Pre-race favourite Bradley Wiggins endured another difficult day on a rain-lashed ninth stage of the Giro d’Italia although defending champion Ryder Hesjedal suffered most, dropping to 11th overall. Britain’s Wiggins, who crashed on a descent on Friday, remained fourth overall, one minute and 16 seconds behind leader Vincenzo Nibali despite for […]
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, […]
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (May 8, 2013) – The U.S. Women’s National Volleyball Team will renew a long-standing series with Japan this summer as the two teams take part in the inaugural USA Volleyball Cup with three matches scheduled for the Southern California market in July. The USA Volleyball Cup series opens July 10 in San […]
Emerging from the excitement of the highly successful London 2012 Olympic Games, the 2013 ITU World Triathlon Series visits eight cities in four continents as the world’s top triathletes compete head-to-head to be crowned the 2013 ITU World Champion.
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 […]
Britain’s Bradley Wiggins, center, pedals in the pack during the fourth stage of the Giro d’Italia, from Policastro Bussentino to Serra San Bruno, Italy, Tuesday, May 7, 2013. Enrico Battaglin of Italy sprinted to the stage victory, while compatriot Luca Paolini retained the overall leader’s pink jersey. (AP Photo/Fabio Ferrari) By Alasdair Fotheringham SERRA SAN […]
Sky team cyclists pedal on their way to winning a team time trial, in the second stage of the Giro d’Italia, in the southern Italian island of Ischia, Sunday, May 5, 2013. Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins powered the Sky team to victory and moved into second place overall, while his Italian teammate Salvatore […]
British standout Mark Cavendish celebrates as he wins the opening stage of the Giro d’Italia in a sprint in Naples, Italy, Saturday, May 4, 2013. Cavendish, who rides for the Omega Pharma-Quick Step team, finished in 2 hours, 58 minutes, 38 seconds on the circuit in downtown Naples, which featured a long, flat finishing straight. […]
The organization of the race announce the teams that have been selected to participate in the 2013 Vuelta a España that will take place from August 24th to September 15th and will begin in Vilanova de Arousa, Pontevedra (Rias Baixas) 2013 UCI ProTeams. AG2R La Mondiale (Fra) Astana Pro Team (Kaz) Blanco Pro Cycling (Ned) […]
<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) […]
By Alison Wildey LONDON, April 21 (Reuters) – Olympic champion and pre-race favorite Tiki Gelana’s hopes of taking the London Marathon title on her debut came to an inglorious end after a collision with a wheelchair athlete on Sunday. Gelana, who on paper was the fastest woman in the field, cut across the wheelchair competitors […]
By Alison Wildey LONDON, April 21 (Reuters) – Priscah Jeptoo took advantage of a fall by Ethiopia’s Olympic champion Tiki Gelana to give Kenya their third successive victory in the women’s race at the London Marathon on Sunday. Ethiopian Tsegaye Kebede made up for missing out on the Olympics and destroyed Kenyan hopes of retaining […]
With just days to go to the opening of the Rolex FEI World Cup™ Jumping 2012/2013 Final at the Scandinavium Arena in Gothenburg, Sweden, there is already a sizzle of excitement. This most treasured series will end its 35th season in the place where it all began when Austria’s Hugo Simon was crowned the very first champion back in 1979 on Gladstone. And this year’s Final line-up is a spectacular one, including London 2012 individual Olympic gold medalist Steve Guerdat from Switzerland amongst a host of other stars. A total of 39 riders from 17 countries will be chasing the crown of crowns that is the Rolex title, and they all start out on equal terms on the opening day. They have emerged from 16 qualifying leagues around the globe and represent a myriad of continents and cultures, but they all have one thing in common – their horsemanship has secured their place amongst the elite of the sport, providing them with a unique opportunity to demonstrate their talent on the greatest indoor stage on the world circuit…
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
By Kayon Raynor KINGSTON, April 16 (Reuters) – Jamaica’s world 100 meters champion Yohan Blake could miss the Jamaica International Invitational on May 4 and the Shanghai Diamond League meeting a fortnight later because of a hamstring injury, his coach Glen Mills said on Tuesday. Mills told Reuters that the right hamstring injury sustained by […]
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 […]
Two explosions went off near the finish line of the 117th Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013. (Photo by David L. Ryan/The Boston Globe via Getty Images) BOSTON (AP) — Two bombs exploded in the packed streets near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday, killing three people and injuring more than 130 […]
By Scott Malone and Tim McLaughlin BOSTON, April 15 (Reuters) – Ethiopia’s Lelisa Desisa and Kenya’s Rita Jeptoo won the men’s and women’s Boston Marathon on Monday, continuing African runners’ dominance in the sport. The results underlined both the strength and rivalry of those two nations’ running programs, said Kenyan runner Wesley Korir, who finished […]
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