Universal Sports’ Shellene Cockrell talks with Steve Porino and Doug Lewis. They discuss which althetes to watch during the World championships, including Lindsey Vonn, Tina Maze, Mikaela Shiffrin and more.
Universal Sports’ Shellene Cockrell talks with Steve Porino and Doug Lewis about Schladming. They discuss which athletes to watch during the World championships, including Lindsey Vonn, Tina Maze, Mikaela Shiffrin and more.
By Manuele Lang ARE, Sweden, Dec 20 (Reuters) – Slalom world champion Marlies Schild crashed in training for an Alpine ski World Cup race on Thursday, injuring ligaments, the Austrian team (OSV) said. Schild flew home to Austria from Sweden immediately, the team added without giving any more details about the extent of the injury. […]
Gold medalist Yuriy Bilonog of Ukraine, silver medalist Adam Nelson of USA (L) and bronze medalist Joachim Olsen of Denmark celebrate on the podium during the medal ceremony of the men’s shot put event on August 20, 2004 during the Athens 2004 Summer Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in the Sports Complex in Athens, […]
Gold medalist Sandra Perkovic (CRO),center, silver medalist Darya Pishchalnikova (RUS), left, and bronze medalist Yanfeng Lion the podium for the women’s discus during the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. (Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports) MOSCOW, Nov 8 (Reuters) – World discus champion Darya Pishchalnikova could face a life ban from the sport if she […]
Lindsey Vonn of the U.S. clears a gate during the first run of the World Cup Soelden Women’s Giant Slalom race on the Rettenbach glacier in the Tyrolean ski resort of Soelden, October 27, 2012. (REUTERS/Dominic Ebenbichler) Audi FIS Alpine World Cup champion Lindsey Vonn’s (Vail, CO) bid to ski against the men was formalized […]
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 […]
Kenyan Riders’ team members pose for a photograph at their camp in Iten, Rift Valley province of Kenya April 2012. Fascinated by the notion of turning the world’s most gifted long distance runners into kings of the saddle, Nicholas Leong packed up his life in Singapore and moved to Kenya’s Rift Valley. It mattered little […]
Team Argos Shimano rider Yukihiro Doi (C) of Japan cycles during the 13th stage of the Tour of Spain “La Vuelta” cycling race between Santiago de Compostela and Ferrol, August 31, 2012. (REUTERS/Miguel Vidal) PARIS, Sept 26 (Reuters) – Argos-Shimano, a team with a Japanese co-sponsor and rider, withdrew from cycling’s Tour of Beijing on […]
Radioshack-Nissan rider Daniele Bennati (L) of Italy crosses the finish line to win the 18th stage of the Tour of Spain “La Vuelta” cycling race between Aguilar de Campoo and Valladolid, September 6, 2012. (REUTERS/Miguel Vidal) By Alasdair Fotheringham VALLADOLID, Spain, Sept 6 (Reuters) – Italy’s Daniele Bennati of the RadioShack-Nissan squad ended a run […]
Ethiopia’s Mohammed Aman (C) celebrates as he won the men’s 800m race in front of David Rudisha of Kenya (R) during the Weltklasse Diamond League meeting in Zurich, August 30, 2012. (REUTERS/Ruben Sprich) By Brian Homewood ZURICH, Aug 30 (Reuters) – Olympic 800 meters champion David Rudisha suffered a shock defeat at the Weltklasse diamond […]
Christian Taylor of the U.S. jumps to win the men’s triple jump at the Stockholm Diamond League in Stockholm August 17, 2012. (REUTERS/Christine Olsson/Scanpix) STOCKHOLM, Aug 17 (Reuters) – Olympic women’s 400 meters champion Sanya Richards-Ross won her first race since the London Games and Yuliya Zaripov clocked the year’s fastest time in the women’s […]
United States’ Ashton Eaton leads in the men’s decathlon 1500-meter during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics, London, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012. Eaton won the gold medal for the event. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus) By Alison Wildey LONDON, Aug 9 (Reuters) – Ashton Eaton deservedly took the unofficial title of the […]
USA gymnast Shawn Johnson (left), Bart Conner and Nadia Comaneci pose with United States first lady Michelle Obama for a picture during the Let’s Move Event at U.S. Ambassador’s Residence. (Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports) By Pritha Sarkar LONDON, July 29 (Reuters) – “So English,” Shawn Johnson exclaimed as she eyed a platter of juicy sausages […]
Jordyn Wieber (USA) cries after her last routine during the women’s qualifications during the London 2012 Olympic Games at North Greenwich Arena. (Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports) By Clare Fallon LONDON, July 29 (Reuters) – The United States outclassed defending Olympic champions China to set the pace in the women’s gymnastics qualifying round on Sunday but […]
Team USA celebrates after the medal ceremony at the Baseball Stadium in Olympic Park during the Sydney Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia on September 27, 2000. The USA defeated Cuba 4-0 to win the gold medal. Cuba took silver. (Photo by Jamie Squire /Getty Images) Previous features: Modern Pentathlon | Steeplechase | Synchronized Swimming | […]
Will equestrian Anky van Grunsven of the Netherlands and Italian fencer Valentina Vezzali become the first non-Americans to win gold in individual events — for four straight Olympics? (Photo by AFP/Getty Images) By Mike Tierney, Special to Universal Sports The Anky and Valentina Show. That is not the latest animated TV sit-com, but a potential […]
After leaving Bryan Clay behind at Trials, can the USA’s big two in the decathlon — Ashton Eaton and Trey Hardee – give America the chance to still claim majority rule on the podium? (Photo by Getty Images) By Mike Tierney, Special to Universal Sports They had a dream. U.S. decathletes and friends Bryan Clay, […]
Michael Phelps, left, celebrates with his mother Debbie, center, and sister Hilary after the medal ceremony for the men’s 200-meter individual medley at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials, Saturday, June 30, 2012, in Omaha, Neb. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) By Julian Linden OMAHA, Nebraska, July 2 (Reuters) – Michael Phelps has dropped the 200 meters […]
Usain Bolt (C) runs during the men’s 200 meters semi-final at the Jamaican Olympic trials in Kingston city, June 30, 2012. (REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado) By Steve Keating KINGSTON, Jamaica, June 30 (Reuters) – Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake sauntered through their 200 meters semi-finals on Saturday to set up another rematch and an explosive finish to […]
U.S. gymnast Sam Mikulak (R) gets a hug from a teammate after it was announced he would only compete on one apparatus, the pommel horse, at the U.S. Olympic gymnastics trials in San Jose, California June 30, 2012. (REUTERS/Mike Blake) By Mark Lamport-Stokes SAN JOSE, California, June 30 (Reuters) – Sam Mikulak faced an anxious […]
Galen Rupp (R) and Bernard Lagat finish in the men’s 5,000 meters final at the U.S. Olympic athletics trials in Eugene, Oregon June 28, 2012. (REUTERS/Steve Dipaola) By Gene Cherry EUGENE, Oregon, June 28 (Reuters) – Galen Rupp ran down favorite Bernard Lagat to win a spine-tingling 5,000 meters and secure the first men’s long […]
World record holder Usain Bolt, left, runs ahead of countrymen, from right, Mario Forsythe, Jacques Harvey and Kimmari Roach to win the 100m quarterfinal heat of the Jamaica’s Olympic trials in Kingston, Jamaica, Thursday, June 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Collin Reid) By Steve Keating KINGSTON, Jamaica, June 28 (Reuters) – Usain Bolt, Yohan Blake and Asafa […]
Who will light the Olympic cauldron at the opening ceremony? Perhaps David Beckham? Sebastian Coe? Queen Elizabeth? (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images) By Mike Tierney, Special to Universal Sports There are few secrets anymore, but Olympics organizers past and present have managed to keep the identity of the flame-lighter at opening ceremonies unrevealed until the […]
Justin Gatlin (R) celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the men’s 100 meter final ahead of Tyson Gay (L) and Michael Rodgers at the U.S. Olympic athletics trials in Eugene, Oregon, June 24, 2012. (REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson) By Gene Cherry EUGENE, Oregon, June 24 (Reuters) – Justin Gatlin is back. So is Tyson […]
American swimming legend Mark Spitz poses with the new Sports Illustrated Magazine featuring Olympic champion swimmer Michael Phelps on the cover at the Hyatt Resorts “Vacation Training Camp” competition August 20, 2008 at Grand Central Station in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images for Catalyst Public Relations) By Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES, June […]
U.S. decathlete Ashton Eaton sets a new world record as he crosses the finish line in the men’s decathlon 1500m at the U.S. Olympic athletics trials in Eugene, Oregon June 23, 2012. (REUTERS/Mike Blake) By Gene Cherry EUGENE, Oregon, June 23 (Reuters) – Ashton Eaton set a glittering decathlon world record at the U.S. Olympic […]
By Gene Cherry EUGENE, Oregon, June 23 (Reuters) – Former Olympic champion Justin Gatlin took a confident step forward on his comeback trail, breezing through the first round of the men’s 100 meters in an eye-catching 9.90 seconds at the U.S. athletics trials on Saturday. Gatlin, who won gold at the 2004 Athens Games but […]
Decathlete Bryan Clay grabs last hurdle in decathlon 110m hurdles at the U.S. Olympic athletics trials in Eugene, Oregon, June 23, 2012. (REUTERS/Steve Dipaola) By Gene Cherry EUGENE, Oregon, June 23 (Reuters) – Bryan Clay’s chances of defending his Olympic decathlon title ended on Saturday after a sequence of events, including a temporary disqualification, left […]
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