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2012 Diamond League Rome: Felix Sanchez wipes-out in hurdles

In the final meters, Felix Sanchez (DOM) pulls up and goes down hard, missing a shot at the podium, luckily he walks away.

2012 Diamond League Rome: Spencer wins 400m hurdles

Kaliese Spencer takes the win and the Diamond League lead as fellow Jamaican Melaine Walker faded to 8th, Lashinda Demus (USA) was 2nd.

2012 Diamond League Rome (REPLAY)

The Compeed Golden Gala will be the third leg of the 2012 Samsung Diamond League and the first meeting in Europe after Doha and Shanghai. The names of the stars who will take part include Usain Bolt, Asafa Powell and Christophe Lemaitre! (FULL EVENT REPLAY)

Refreshed Bolt ready to speed up in Rome

Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt wears his shoes during a training session at the Foro Italico stadium in Rome, May 29, 2012. The real Usain Bolt will make a return appearance at Rome’s Diamond League meeting on Thursday, according to the Jamaican sprinter who got tongues wagging last week when he failed to break 10 seconds […]

2011 Diamond League Rome: Harper wins 100m hurdles; Lolo hurt

Dawn Harper wins the women’s 100m women’s hurdles at the Diamond League Golden Gala, while Lolo Jones pulls up lame after a strong start.

2011 Diamond League Rome: Reese wins long jump

American Brittney Reese wins the women’s long jump competition with a jump of 6.94 meters at the Diamond League Golden Gala.

2011 Diamond League Rome: Vlasic wins women’s high jump

Blanka Vlasic wins the women’s high jump at the Diamond League Golden Gala in Rome.

2011 Diamond League Rome: Felix blows away field in 400m

American Allyson Felix routs the rest of the field in the women’s 400m at the Diamond League Golden Gala meet in Rome.

2011 Diamond League Rome: Knight wins women’s 200m

American Bianca Knight wins the women’s 200m at the Diamond League Golden Gala, while a fatigued Allyson Felix settles for fourth.

2011 Diamond League Rome: Crash wreaks havoc on women’s 1500m

Several runners take a spill in the final turn of the women’s 1500m at the Diamond League Golden Gala in Rome.

2011 Diamond League Rome: van Zyl wins 400m hurdles

L.J. van Zyl takes first place with a dominant run in the men’s 400m hurdles at the 2011 Diamond League Golden Gala in Rome.

2011 Diamond League Rome: Bolt nips Powell, Lemaitre in men’s 100m

Usain Bolt launches a late comeback to edge countryman Asafa Powell in the men’s 100m at the Diamond League Golden Gala in Rome.

Mariel Zagunis and Kendal Williams Earn USOC’s Athlete of the Month Honors

Trayvon Bromell and Kendal Williams (Christian Petersen/Getty Images) COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Top performances throughout July earned Mariel Zagunis (Beaverton, Oregon) and Kendal Williams (Jacksonville, Florida) Athlete of the Month recognition, while the U.S. Women’s National Goalball Team received Team of the Month honors, the United States Olympic Committee announced today. Zagunis captured the silver […]

Ten Years On, Athens 2004 Gives Greece Little to Cheer

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/YANNIS BEHRAKIS (Reuters) – It was billed as a chance to transform Greece’s image abroad and boost growth but 10 years after the country hosted the world’s greatest sporting extravaganza there is little to celebrate at the birthplace of the modern Olympic Games. Many of the once-gleaming Olympic venues which crackled with activity have […]

Italy opens murder probe into Pantani’s death a decade later

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/PAUL HANNA/FILES (Reuters) – An Italian court is investigating the 2004 death of Marco Pantani after his mother presented evidence and analysis to the tribunal that she says shows he was murdered. The 34-year-old Pantani, who won the Tour de France in 1998, was found dead in a hotel suite in the beachside resort […]

Glasgow revels in Bolt buzz and warm glow

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/ANDREW WINNING   (Reuters) – The Glasgow Commonwealth Games proved to be much more than just ‘Friendly’ as Scottish culture, sport and six-times Olympic champion Usain Bolt combined to create a memorable 11-day event. The success of the Games was assured with the golden seal of approval from Bolt, the world’s most recognisable athlete, […]

Australians head home to face U.S. challenge at PanPacs

 PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/JIM YOUNG (Reuters) – Two years on from a disappointing Olympic campaign, Australia’s swim team head into next month’s showdown with the United States at the Pan Pacific Championships with confidence following a record medal haul at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games. The Australians, who won just one gold medal at the 2012 Olympics, earned […]

Team USA Wins Most Medals at IAAF World Junior Championships

Members of Team USA at the IAAF World Junior Championships (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images) By Seth Rubinroit Team USA led all countries with 11 gold medals at the 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships in Eugene, Oregon. The U.S. recorded 206 points, easily defeating the next closest country, Kenya (82 points). The 21 combined medals for […]

U.S. Beach Volleyball Teams Sweep in Long Beach

Phil Dalhausser/Sean Rosenthal and April Ross and Kerri Walsh Jennings (Courtesy of FIVB) By Seth Rubinroit U.S. beach volleyball teams swept the gold medals at the ASICS World Series of Beach Volleyball on Sunday in Long Beach, CA. It was the only stop of the 2014 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour in the United States. Women: April Ross […]

Vincenzo Nibali Wins 2014 Tour de France

Vincenzo Nibali (Reuters/Jerome Prevost) (Reuters) – Vincenzo Nibali became the first Italian to win the Tour de France since the late Marco Pantani on Sunday, dominating his rivals on all terrains as his main rivals crashed out of a superb three-week race. While Italy celebrated its seventh Tour winner, a jubilant France hailed its first […]

2014 Junior Track and Field World Championships: USA wins Men’s 4x100m Relay

Jalen Miller, Trayvon Bromell, Kendal Williams, and Trentavis Friday of the USA Men’s team take gold in the 4x100m in 38.70.

Americans Claim Gold and Silver in World Juniors 100m

Trayvon Bromell, left, and Kendal Williams at the IAAF World Junior Championships (Christian Petersen/Getty Images) By Parker Morse Kendal Williams of the host USA ran 10.21 to win the men’s 100m final at the end of the second day of competition at the IAAF World Junior Championships, Oregon 2014. Williams led a US 1-2 sweep, as […]

Diamond League Monaco Preview

Allyson Felix (Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports) Tune in to IAAF Diamond League from Monaco Friday, July 18 at 2 PM ET LIVE on Universal Sports. Click here for the full IAAF Diamond League schedule.  By Mike Rowbottom Monaco’s IAAF Diamond League meeting on Friday (18) has much to live up to this year after 2013’s […]

Mo Farah Confirms He Will Compete at Commonwealth Games

Mo Farah (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY) (Reuters) – Double Olympic and world champion Mo Farah confirmed he will be fit to take part in this month’s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow after recovering from abdominal pains. The 31-year-old, who is due to represent England in the 5,000m and 10,000m, pulled out of last weekend’s Diamond League meeting […]

10 Teens to Watch at 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships

The scene in Oregon (Twitter: @Oregon14WJC) Click here for the TV schedule on Universal Sports Network. The best young athletes from nearly 200 countries will soon be on their way to Eugene for the 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships, which begin in exactly one week’s time on July 22. As featured in the latest edition of SPIKES, […]

2014 Diamond League: Glasgow: Ahye wins 100m

In the Non-Diamond League event, Just when it looked like Shelley-Ann Fraser-Pryce (JAM) was going to get the win, Michelle-Lee Ahye (TRI) stromed through to get the win at 11.01, winning by .09 seconds. Carmelita Jeter (USA) was 6th.

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 […]

Team USA Roster for IAAF World Junior Championships

Trayvon Bromell (Kirby Lee/USA TODAY) INDIANAPOLIS — Record-setting high schoolers and NCAA champions highlight Team USA’s 89-member roster for the 8th IAAF World Junior Championships, scheduled for July 22-27 at Historic Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon. The roster includes eight individual medalists from 2013 IAAF World Youth Championships, four NCAA champions and seventeen athletes with […]

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 […]

U.S. Figure Skating Announces 2014-15 Team Envelopes

Gracie Gold (U.S. Figure Skating) COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (June 27, 2014) – U.S. Figure Skating announced today the athletes that will compose the A, B, C and D (developmental) team envelopes for the 2014-15 season. The envelope level is primarily determined by the athlete’s performance in international and U.S. Figure Skating qualifying competitions during the […]

Eugene Will Host 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships

Fans in Eugene are excited about the 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships (Twitter: @Oregon14WJC) The gun goes on the 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships at the historic Hayward Field stadium in Eugene, USA, in exactly one month’s time and some of the top teenage athletics talents in the world have already been showing their form this summer. […]

Galen Rupp Sets U.S. 10,000m Record

  Galen Rupp (Kirby Lee/USA TODAY Sports) The IAAF Diamond League continues from Rome Thursday, June 5, at 2 PM ET LIVE on Universal Sports. CLICK HERE for Diamond League highlights. (Reuters) – American Olympic silver medalist Galen Rupp ran the year’s fastest 10,000 meters to break his national record at the opening session of […]

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 […]

2014 Alpine Skiing World Cup Finals: Downhill: Crashes

On a surprisingly difficult course, 7 of the 25 skiers failed to finish, with Otmar Striedinger (AUT), Romed Baumann (AUT) and Georg Streitberger (AUT) all getting tossed in the air and crashing down hard.

2014 UCI Track Cycling World Championships: Cali, Colombia: Day #5 Final Session

The 2014 UCI Track World Championships will take place from February 26th to March 2nd in the Cali Velodrome, Cali, Colombia.

2014 UCI Track Cycling World Championships: Cali, Colombia: Day #4 Final Session

The 2014 UCI Track World Championships will take place from February 26th to March 2nd in the Cali Velodrome, Cali, Colombia.

2014 UCI Track Cycling World Championships: Cali, Colombia: Day #3 Final Session

The 2014 UCI Track World Championships will take place from February 26th to March 2nd in the Cali Velodrome, Cali, Colombia.

2014 Diamond League Viewing Schedule

Air Date Episode Title Broadcast Time (ET) Online Time (ET) 5/09 Diamond League Doha: Doha, QA 12:00 PM 12:00 PM 5/18 Shanghai Diamond League: Shanghai, CN 8:00 AM 8:00 AM 6/05 Golden Gala: Rome, IT 2:00 PM 2:00 PM 6/11 Bislett Games: Oslo, NO 2:00 PM 2:00 PM 7/03 Athletissima: Lausanne, CH 2:00 PM 2:00 […]

2014 UCI Track Cycling World Championships: Cali, Colombia: Day #2 Final Session

The 2014 UCI Track World Championships will take place from February 26th to March 2nd in the Cali Velodrome, Cali, Colombia.

2014 UCI Track Cycling World Championships: Cali, Colombia: Day #1 Final Session

The 2014 UCI Track World Championships will take place from February 26th to March 2nd in the Cali Velodrome, Cali, Colombia.

2014 Cyclocross World Championships: Men’s Elite Preview

Men’s Elite Preview Courtesy of Cyclocross Magazine (link is http://www.cxmagazine.com/) Last year at this time, cycling fans from all across the globe were arriving in Louisville, KY, ready to ring cowbells and cheer for their favorite racers as they took the stage for the 2013 Cyclocross World Championships. It marked an important event in the […]

2014 FIS Skiing World Cup: Wengen: Baumann crashes

Austrian Romed Baumann crashed in his downhill run after he lost his ski going into a turn. Baumann slid into the fences hard but was able to later get up and ski down the hill

Train Like A Champion: Ski Jumping

Would we really send our correspondent Nick Gismondi off a ski jump? Find out in this week’s Train Like a Champion when Nick learns what a day is like for women’s ski jumper Jessica Jerome.

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 […]

Russians Dominate Synchronized Swimming

(Reuters) – Russia underlined their total dominance in the synchronised swimming programme at the world championships on Saturday by completing a sweep of all seven gold medals with victory in the free combination team event. After winning all seven titles at the previous world championships in Shanghai two years ago and six out of seven […]

Sun Yang Wins 800m Freestyle; Missy Franklin Wins 200m Freestyle

(Reuters) – Sun Yang broke down in tears after claiming the second of a possible three distance golds with victory in the 800 metres freestyle and American teenager Missy Franklin captured her third title of the world swimming championships on Wednesday. Olympic champion over 400 and 1,500 metres in London last year, Sun followed up […]

Asafa Powell Fails Drug Test

By Gene Cherry Sun Jul 14, 2013 (Reuters) – Jamaica’s former world 100 meters record holder Asafa Powell said on Sunday he had tested positive for a banned stimulant at last month’s national championships. “I will confirm that a sample I gave at the National Trials in June earlier this year has returned “adverse findings”, […]

Usain Bolt Believes He Is Back

(Reuters) – Olympic champion Usain Bolt believes he is getting back to his best after the Jamaican trials gave him a confidence-boost in the build-up to next month’s world championships in Moscow. The world record holder won the 100 metres at last month’s trials to secure his place at the worlds, having been given a […]

Usain Bolt Headlines The Bislett Diamond League, Runs Year’s Fastest 200m

(Reuters) – Olympic champion Usain Bolt responded to last week’s surprise sprint defeat in Rome by storming to a world-leading time of 19.79 seconds over 200 meters at the Bislett Diamond League meeting on Thursday. The Jamaican world record holder, surprisingly beaten over 100 meters by American Justin Gatlin in Italy, streaked away from the […]

2013 Diamond League: Oslo: Men’s 200m: Usain Bolt wins

After his upset during last week’s Diamond League in Rome, and with no serious challengers during this week’s Diamond League in Oslo, Usain Bolt (JAM) managed to pull off a meet record in the 200m at 19.79 seconds. So far, all four Men’s 200m races have been won by Jamaican team members.

Universal Sports Update: Usain Bolt Is Good To Go

Usain Bolt says he’s back to 100% after an injury and ready to race the 100m in the Rome Diamond League.

Warrior Games: The Final Results

By Mike Tierney, Special to Universal Sports Ever wonder about the translation of “Semper Fi,” the motto associated with the few, the proud, the Marines? It is a Latin phrase that means “always faithful” — not, as followers of an annual Paralympics-styled sports festival for armed services members might guess, “kicking butt at the Warrior […]

2013 Boston Marathon (mobile)

Forty elite athletes from 14 countries invited for 117th running on April 15. Reigning champions Wesley Korir and Sharon Cherop, both of Kenya, return to defend their titles, but will be fiercely challenged by a talented international field of Olympians, World Marathon Majors champions of Chicago, New York City and Boston, and multiple global marathon winners of Amsterdam, Barcelona, Brussels, Cologne, Daegu, Dubai, Eindhoven, Frankfurt, Johannesburg, Hamburg, Houston, Istanbul, Krakow, Los Angeles, Milan, Rome, St. Paul, Soweto, Toronto, Turin and the U.S. Olympic Trials. The pre-show for this event begins 4/15 @9:00amET/6:00amPT and the race begins @ 9:30amET/6:30amPT.

2013 Boston Marathon

Forty elite athletes from 14 countries invited for 117th running on April 15. Reigning champions Wesley Korir and Sharon Cherop, both of Kenya, return to defend their titles, but will be fiercely challenged by a talented international field of Olympians, World Marathon Majors champions of Chicago, New York City and Boston, and multiple global marathon winners of Amsterdam, Barcelona, Brussels, Cologne, Daegu, Dubai, Eindhoven, Frankfurt, Johannesburg, Hamburg, Houston, Istanbul, Krakow, Los Angeles, Milan, Rome, St. Paul, Soweto, Toronto, Turin and the U.S. Olympic Trials. The pre-show for this event begins @9:00amET/6:00amPT and the race begins @9:30amET/6:30amPT.

2013 Boston Marathon Elite Runner Press Conference

John Hancock Financial will present its elite team of 32 international marathon runners from 11 countries to the media at the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel in Boston. Reigning champions Wesley Korir and Sharon Cherop, both of Kenya, return to defend their titles, but will be fiercely challenged by a talented international field of Olympians, World Marathon Majors, and multiple global marathon winners of Amsterdam, Barcelona, Brussels, Cologne, Daegu, Dubai, Eindhoven, Eldoret, Frankfurt, Johannesburg, Hamburg, Houston, Istanbul, Los Angeles, Milan, New York City, Paris, Porto, Rome, Shanghai, St. Paul, Soweto, Toronto, Turin, and the U.S. Olympic Trials.

 
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