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Qualifying for 2016 Olympic Golf Team

Tiger Woods (Tommy Gilligan/USA TODAY) By Seth Rubinroit Golf will return to the Olympic Games in 2016 for the first time since 1904, with up to 60 of the world’s best golfers competing for Olympic gold. The Olympic field of 60 male and female golfers will be determined by the following qualification system, according to […]

Diamond League Glasgow Preview

Carmelita Jeter (Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports) By Max Meyer Glasgow is the ninth leg of the 2014 IAAF Diamond League. This is the first time since 1968 that Glasgow will host the Diamond League, as the meet is usually held in London. Here are the top events to watch on Friday and Saturday. Friday at 2 PM ET LIVE on […]

IOC Has to Explain Merits of Games Better, says Bach

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/DENIS BALIBOUSE (Reuters) – The International Olympic Committee (IOC) must do a better job of explaining the merits of hosting the Games to cities considering an application, IOC President Thomas Bach said on Wednesday. Only three cities – Oslo, Almaty in Kazakhstan and Beijing – were confirmed as official candidates to host the […]

Defense team closes case in Pistorius murder trial

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/SIPHIWE SIBEKO (Reuters) – Oscar Pistorius’ lawyers wrapped up their defense of the Olympic and Paralympic track star on Tuesday, bringing the dramatic murder trial of one of the world’s best-known athletes closer to conclusion. Judge Thokozile Masipa adjourned the court until August 7 to allow the legal teams to prepare closing arguments, due […]

Prosecutor seeks to cast doubt on Pistorius’ ‘vulnerability’

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/JEROME DELAY/POOL (Reuters) – A South African prosecutor sought on Monday to cast doubt on the defense’s portrayal of Oscar Pistorius as a vulnerable person, a day after a leaked video showed the Paralympic star calmly re-enacting the night he killed his girlfriend. Pistorius, who had his lower legs amputated as a baby, is […]

2014 Diamond League: Paris: Tinsley wins Men’s 400m Hurdles

Michael Tinsley (USA) takes first in the men’s 400m Hurdles with a season-best time of 48.25. His top awards include silver in the London Olympics and the Moscow World Championships.

2014 Diamond League: Paris: Soi wins Men’s 5000m

Edwin Soi (KEN) wins the Men’s 5,000m with a World Leading Record this year of 12:59.82. He previously won Gold in the Beijing Olympics for the same event.

2014 Diamond League: Paris: Parchment wins Men’s 110m Hurdles

Hansle Parchment (JAM) wins the Men’s 110m Hurdles in 12.94, making it the world-best time this year. He previously won the bronze for the same event at the London Olympics.

Justin Gatlin Defeats Tyson Gay in Gay’s Comeback Race

(Reuters) – Former world 100 meters champion Tyson Gay finished second behind fellow American Justin Gatlin on his return to competition after a one-year doping ban at the Lausanne Diamond League meeting on Thursday. Gatlin, the 2004 Athens Olympics gold medalist who was later banned for four years for doping, clocked a season’s best 9.80 […]

Olympian and War Hero Louis Zamperini Dies at 97

Louis Zamperini (AP Photo/Paul Wagner, File) (Reuters) – Louis Zamperini, an American prisoner of war in World War Two and Olympic runner whose life inspired the book and upcoming feature film “Unbroken,” has died at age 97, Universal Pictures said in a statement. Zamperini died after a 40-day bout with pneumonia, his family said in […]

2014 USA Bobsled & Skeleton Athlete Award Recipients

Elana Meyers and Lolo Jones (Photo by Christof Koepsel/Bongarts/Getty Images) COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (June 30, 2014)- Eleven USA Bobsled & Skeleton athletes were honored for their 2013-2014 season accomplishments in Colorado Springs on Saturday evening at the seventh annual gala awards dinner. The gala concluded a four-day national team camp at the Olympic Training Center. […]

Pistorius had no mental disorder at time of shooting: report

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/PHILL MAGAKOE/POOL (Reuters) – Oscar Pistorius, the South African sprinter on trial for murder for shooting his girlfriend, was not suffering from a mental condition at the time she was killed, a psychiatric report said on Monday. Pistorius, who competed in the 2012 London Olympics and Paralympics, has admitted to shooting dead his […]

IOC urges ‘sustainable’ Tokyo Games, lauds venue review

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/YUYA SHINO (Reuters) – International Olympic Committee vice president John Coates has urged Tokyo to ensure plans for the 2020 SummerGames avoid wasteful construction and welcomed talk of reviewing or possibly scaling back venues. Japanese officials, led by Tokyo governor Yoichi Masuzoe, said earlier this month that rising labor and construction costs were forcing the Japanese capital to rethink […]

Matt Hawkins Steps Down as Men’s Eagles Sevens Coach

Matt Hawkins (Martin Seras Lima/USA Rugby) CHULA VISTA, Calif. – Following a program review, Matt Hawkins will step down as head coach of the Men’s Eagles Sevens Thursday, USA Rugby announced. Hawkins took over as head coach ahead of the 2013-14 IRB HSBC Sevens World Series and led the Eagles to a combined 14-2-34 record in […]

IAAF will not appeal Gay’s one-year doping ban

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/RUBEN SPRICH (Reuters) – The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) will not appeal the one-year ban handed down to Tyson Gay for doping which has put the United States’s second-place finish in the 4×100 meters relay at the 2012 London Olympics in jeopardy. Gay, the world’s joint second fastest man, was banned for […]

2014 USA Track and Field Outdoor Championships

Sanya Richards-Ross (Leo Mason-USA TODAY Sports) Universal Sports will broadcast the USATF Outdoor Championships on Saturday, June 28, at 6 PM ET and Sunday, June 29, at 3 PM ET LIVE. CLICK HERE for the complete schedule.  The USATF Outdoor Championships return to “Sac-Town” for 2014. The 2014 USATF Outdoor Championships will bring the nation’s best […]

Phelps continues building on return with third in 200 IM

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS (Reuters) – Michael Phelps continued his return to competitive swimming with third place in the 200 meters individual medley at the Arena Grand Prix at Santa Clara on Sunday. Phelps, competing in the 200 medley for the first time since taking gold at the 2012 London Olympics, showed early flashes of that […]

Carolina Kostner to Sit Out 2014-15 Season

By Max Meyer Olympic figure skater Carolina Kostner will sit out for the entire 2014-15 competitive figure skating season, according to posts on her social media accounts. Kostner won a bronze medal at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. The 27-year-old Italian also won a bronze medal at the World Championships this March, which was her […]

Asafa Powell and Sherone Simpson Have Bans Lifted Pending Appeal

Asafa Powell (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) (Reuters) – Jamaican sprinters Asafa Powell and Sherone Simpson can resume competition pending the outcome of their doping appeals, the Court of Arbitration for Sport said on Wednesday. Former 100 meters world record holder Powell and Athens Olympics relay champion Simpson were banned 18 months in April after testing positive […]

2015 U.S. Freestyle Skiing Team Nominated

 Hannah Kearney (Reuters/Mike Blake) PARK CITY, UT (June 16) – Two-time Olympic medalist and World Champion Hannah Kearney (Norwich, VT) headlines a talent deep group of 36 athletes nominated to the 2014-2015 U.S. Freestyle Ski Team for aerials and moguls. The 2015 season is highlighted by World Cup stops in both Lake Placid, NY and […]

Olympic Speed Skater Eddy Alvarez Signs With Chicago White Sox

Eddy Alvarez (Kyle Terada/USA TODAY Sports) By Max Meyer Olympic silver medalist Eddy Alvarez signed a minor league contract with the Chicago White Sox, according to a post on his Instagram account. Alvarez, a short-track speed skater, won the silver in the 5,000m relay at the Sochi Olympics. The 24-year-old played college baseball in 2011 […]

2014 Women’s Intercontinental Water Polo: Final: USA vs Australia

After losing to USA in the Olympics, Australia was able to pull off a decisive victory in the Intercontinental Finals.

Rising Costs Force Review of Tokyo 2020 Venue Plans

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building (Reuters/Yuya Shino) (Reuters) – Rising labor and construction costs are forcing a review of Tokyo’s venue plans for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games and could lead to a scaling back of facilities, Japanese officials said on Wednesday. The review will include all 10 venues that Tokyo plans to build for the […]

Former Olympic Champion Amy Van Dyken Severs Spine in Accident

Amy Van Dyken at the 1996 Summer Olympic Games (AP Photo/David Longstreath) (Reuters) – Former Olympic swimming champion Amy Van Dyken is recovering in a hospital after severing her spine in a quad-bike accident, her family said in a statement on Monday. The family said Van Dyken crashed her all-terrain vehicle on Friday night and […]

Diamond League from Oslo Offers Intriguing Storylines

Allyson Felix (Kyle Terada/USA TODAY Sports) Below is a preview of the top races and runners to keep an eye on at IAAF Diamond League from Oslo on Wednesday, June 11 at 2 PM ET LIVE on Universal Sports: Women’s 200m: Reigning Olympic Champion Allyson Felix will be looking to put an injury-plagued 2013 behind her […]

Michael Phelps and Missy Franklin Expected to Headline Arena Grand Prix at Santa Clara

Missy Franklin (Rob Schumacher/USA TODAY Sports) COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Olympic gold medalists and world-record holders Michael Phelps (Baltimore, Md.) and Missy Franklin (Centennial, Colo.) are expected to highlight a star-studded field for next week’s Arena Grand Prix at Santa Clara, the final stop of USA Swimming’s 2013-14 Arena Grand Prix Series. The four-day meet […]

Park City Will Host 2019 FIS Freestyle Ski & Snowboard World Championships

  Arielle Gold (Sebastian Marko/Red Bull Content Pool) Park City, Utah (USA) was unanimously elected as host of the 2019 FIS Freestyle Ski & Snowboard World Championships. Park City was the only place which bid for the 2019 FIS Freestyle Ski & Snowboard World Championships. It had previously hosted the ski and snowboard events in […]

Jordan Burroughs Wins Championship at World Team Trials

Jordan Burroughs (Richard Mackson/USA TODAY Sports) By Craig Sesker MADISON, Wis. – Olympic gold medalist Jordan Burroughs is one of the most talented wrestlers this country has ever seen. He’s also one of the most mentally tough athletes in U.S. history. That was evident when Burroughs overcame a very determined effort by the talented David […]

WADA will not appeal sprinter Gay’s one-year ban

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/DENIS BALIBOUSE (Reuters) – The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) will not appeal banned American sprinter Tyson Gay’s controversial one-year doping ban, it said on Tuesday. The global agency said the ban, which has been widely criticized in Europe as too lenient, was “compatible with the World Anti-Doping Code.” Gay, the world’s joint second fastest […]

Tony Martin Looks For Historic Third Victory in Tour of Belgium

By Max Meyer Edited by Caroline Bolter Tony Martin, member of Team Omega Pharma-Quick Step, will attempt to make history at this week’s Tour of Belgium cycling race starting May 28th. No cyclist has ever won the five-day event more than two times, yet Martin is aiming for his third straight win, after winning the 2013 Tour of Belgium […]

Lawsuit by Gay’s ex-coach ‘baseless’: USADA

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/DENIS BALIBOUSE (Reuters) – A lawsuit filed by Tyson Gay’s former coach Jon Drummond, who claims he was falsely accused of supplying the sprinter with performance-enhancing drugs, is ‘baseless’, the United States Anti-Doping Agency said on Thursday. The lawsuit comes as USADA is seeking a lifetime ban against Drummond for supplying the joint […]

Records Could Tumble At Inaugural World Relays

Yohan Blake (Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports) By Gene Cherry May 21 (Reuters) – Olympic and world champions will gather in the Bahamas this weekend for a special global meeting that has no field events or individual competitions but the promise of world records and rich cash prizes. The inaugural IAAF World Relays are all about speed […]

Phelps set for second meet of his comeback

Photo Credit: Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports (Reuters) – Michael Phelps will take another small step in his comeback to competitive swimming when he competes in two races on Friday but this time he will do it without the presence of his friend and greatest rival. The 28-year-old Phelps competed for the first time since retiring after […]

Katie Ledecky Announces College Decision

By Seth Rubinroit Katie Ledecky made a verbal commitment to swim for Stanford University after she graduates from high school in 2015. “I am very excited about the educational opportunities that will be available to me at Stanford and to swim for its great NCAA program under the leadership of coach Greg Meehan and assistant coach Tracy Duchac,” Ledecky […]

South African court orders Pistorius to undergo mental evaluation

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/DANIEL BORN/POOL (Reuters) – A South African court on Wednesday orderedOlympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius to undergo evaluation for mental illness – a move which could determine whether he lacked criminal capacity when he shot dead his girlfriend. The prosecution had asked for the evaluation after a psychiatrist told the court on […]

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 […]

South African prosecutor asks for Pistorius mental evaluation

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/CHRIS COLLINGRIDGE/POOL (Reuters) – A South African prosecutor asked on Tuesday for Oscar Pistorius to be sent for a mental evaluation after a psychiatrist told the Olympic and Paralympic track star’s murder trial he had an anxiety disorder. Prosecutor Gerrie Nel argued he wanted to prevent the 27-year-old sprinter, who faces life in prison if […]

Ryan Lochte Scratches from Charlotte Grand Prix

Ryan Lochte (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa De Olza) By Braden Keith, courtesy of SwimSwam.com American swimming superstar Ryan Lochte has scratched out of the Charlotte Grand Prix this weekend, which was set to be his first as a member of the home team. The news first broke with a Tweet from the USOC to a fan, who was […]

Record Coverage Planned for 2015 Alpine World Ski Championships

Ted Ligety and Mikaela Shiffrin (Doug Haney/U.S. Ski Team) VAIL/BEAVER CREEK, CO (May 12) – American ski racing fans will have unprecedented coverage of the International Ski Federation’s 2015 Alpine World Ski Championships in Vail/Beaver Creek as the result of a media partnership announced by the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association, NBC Sports Group and […]

Komissarova appeals for financial help to continue treatment

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/MIKHAIL KLIMENTYEV/RIA NOVOSTI/KREMLIN (Reuters) – Russian freestyle skier Maria Komissarova, who suffered a broken back during a training session at the Sochi Olympics, is appealing for financial help to continue her treatment and rehabilitation. “I am training in a clinic in Spain and the doctor gave me a 90 percent chance that I would be able […]

2014 Rugby Sevens World Series: England: Zack Test interview

United States Captain Zack Test talks about the end of the season, winning the Shield and getting ready for the Olympics.

No plans to move Rio Games, says IOC

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/RICARDO MORAES (Reuters) – London has not been approached about the possibility of staging the 2016 Olympics due to delays in Rio de Janeiro, the IOC said on Friday in pouring cold water on English media reports that the Games could be moved. “There is not a shred of truth in that,” an International […]

U.S. plans for 2024 Games to gain traction with NBC deal

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/MATHIEU BELANGER UPDATE MAY 14: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is “seriously assessing the viability of an Olympic bid for New York City” for the 2024 Olympics, according to the Financial Times.  (Reuters) – Minutes after NBC Universal secured a long-term deal on Wednesday to broadcast the Olympics, the focus shifted firmly on the chances of a U.S. […]

UCI and IOC agree qualification quotas for Rio 2016

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/JOSE MIGUEL GOMEZ (Reuters) – Two athletes per nation will be allowed to compete in the men’s and women’s individual Sprint and Keirin at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, a change from London 2012 when just one in each event was permitted. Team GB were forced to pick between the world’s top-two sprint specialists, Jason […]

Alpine skiing-Injured Komissarova to continue treatment in Spain

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/MIKHAIL KLIMENTYEV/RIA NOVOSTI/KREMLIN (Reuters) – The Russian freestyle skier Maria Komissarova, who suffered a broken back during the Sochi Winter Olympics, is set to continue her treatment in Spain. Komissarova, who was left paralyzed from the waist down after a fall during training on Feb. 15, had already spent two months in Germany undergoing a series of […]

Witness Feared Pistorius Might Shoot Himself

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/IHSAAN HAFFEJEE/POOL (Reuters) – A defense witness in the murder trial of South African track star Oscar Pistorius told the court on Monday she feared the double amputee would shoot himself with the gun he used to kill his girlfriend on Valentine’s Day last year. Carice Viljoen and her father Johan, the manager […]

Olympic Relay Medals in Jeopardy after Tyson Gay’s Ban

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/DENIS BALIBOUSE (Reuters) – The International Olympics Committee (IOC) will have the final say on whether Tyson Gay’s 4×100 meters relay team mates will be stripped of their London Games medals in the wake of the sprinter’s doping ban, the IAAF told Reuters. Gay received a one-year suspension on Friday after testing positive for a banned anabolic […]

Doping-Blake ban reduced to four-and-a-half years

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/JUAN CARLOS ULATE (Reuters) – Jamaican 400 meter runner Dominique Blake’s six-year ban for a second doping offence has been cut to four-and-a-half years on appeal, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) said in a statement on Monday. CAS said it had reached its decision “in view of some mitigating factors” although […]

IAAF Diamond League Begins in Doha

LaShawn Merritt (REUTERS/Petr Josek) Ten reigning or former Olympic Champions, plus 25 more Olympic Games medalists are poised to compete at the IAAF Diamond League kick-off meeting in Doha on May 9 at 12 PM ET on Universal Sports.  The IDL Doha 2014 will also feature 25 current or former World Champions as well as […]

U.S. sprinter Tyson Gay suspended one year for doping

 PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/DENIS BALIBOUSE RALEIGH, North Carolina – Former world double sprint champion Tyson Gay has been suspended for one year after testing positive in 2013 for a banned anabolic steroid, the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) said on Friday. Gay has also returned the silver medal he won with the U.S. 4×100 meters relay team […]

Signs all encouraging for Phelps in comeback

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/ALY SONG (Reuters) – He did not win any gold medals or set any world records but Michael Phelps ticked all the boxes he needed in his comeback to competitive swimming. Only time will tell whether Phelps will stick with his comeback and swim at the 2016 RioOlympics and possibly add to his mind-boggling […]

USA Rugby Roster Announced for Final Stops of IRB Sevens World Series

CLICK HERE for the latest Rugby Sevens viewing schedule.  CHULA VISTA, Calif. – The Men’s Eagles Sevens will depart for Glasgow Saturday for the eighth stop of the IRB HSBC Sevens World Series – Emirates Airline Glasgow Sevens. Head Coach Matt Hawkins has made two changes to the squad from Tokyo Sevens and Cathay Pacific […]

Australian Olympic Medalist on Drugs Possession Charge

  PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/CHRISTINNE MUSCHI (Reuters) – Australian former Olympic swimmer Geoff Huegill has been charged with drug possession by police in Sydney after being arrested at a horse racing meeting at the weekend. Huegill, who won a medley relay silver and a 100 meters butterfly bronze for Australia at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, was charged with his wife on […]

2014 Mesa Swimming Grand Prix: Clary wins Men’s 400m Individual Medley

In the Men’s Medley 400m, Tyler Clary, who got Gold in the 200m backstroke at the London Olympics, takes 1st with a total time of 4:19.00.

Rowdy Gaines Discusses Michael Phelps’ Comeback

Rowdy Gaines (Seth Rubinroit/Universal Sports) Click HERE to watch Michael Phelps’ comeback race.  By Seth Rubinroit Racing for the first time since retiring after the 2012 London Olympics, Michael Phelps made a statement, recording the fastest time in the 100m butterfly heats and then finishing second to Ryan Lochte in the 100m butterfly finals at USA Swimming’s […]

 
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