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2014 New York City Marathon Preview

Meb Keflezighi and Tatyana McFadden (REUTERS/Mike Segar) By Seth Rubinroit Runners to watch at the 2014 New York City Marathon on Sunday, November 2: Meb Keflezighi Meb Keflezighi will be running his first marathon since April, when he became the first U.S. male runner to win the Boston Marathon in three decades. Keflezighi will be motivated after struggling […]

Rugby: Team USA prepares to take on the New Zealand All Blacks

The USA Eagles arrived for their first day of training on a practice pitch just outside of downtown Chicago. The squad began preparation for one of the greatest challenges in USA Rugby history, taking on the New Zealand All Blacks on American turf this Saturday.

Mikaela Shiffrin Wins Season Opener

Mikaela Shiffrin (REUTERS/Dominic Ebenbichler) Click here for the full 2014-2015 FIS Alpine Ski World Cup viewing schedule. By Manuele Lang SOELDEN, Austria, Oct 25 (Reuters) – Olympic slalom gold medallist Mikaela Shiffrin shared her first World Cup giant slalom victory with defending champion Anna Fenninger in a closely contested opening race of the season on Saturday. It […]

Audi FIS Ski World Cup: Big Season Opening ahead in Soelden

It is ‘go time’ for the 2014/15 Audi FIS Ski World Cup this weekend in Soelden (AUT) as the new season traditionally gets underway with two giant slaloms on the Rettenbach glacier. In the past weeks, Soelden has been hit by warm temperatures but the hard work put in by the Organising Committee to preserve […]

Neureuther to skip Soelden

Germany’s best technical racer, Felix Neureuther, will skip the World Cup season opener in Soelden, Austria, in order to focus on the first slalom of the season in Levi, Finland. Neureuther has suffered back pain for several months, and his start in Soelden was already questionable after he had to take time off from training […]

USN Presents “Warrior Games: The Fight Continues” Premiering October 22 at 8 p.m. ET

Universal Sports Network Original Production Warrior Games: The Fight Continues Premieres This Wednesday, October 22 at 8 p.m. ET Encore Presentations of Two-Hour Special Featuring Servicemen and Women to Highlight 2014 Veteran’s Day Programming LOS ANGELES (October 20, 2014) – Universal Sports Network will present the documentary-style special Warrior Games: The Fight Continues this Wednesday, […]

Aksel Lund Svindal ruptures Achilles Tendon

Aksel Lund Svindal ruptured his left Achilles tendon during a physical training session in Sölden, Austria, Saturday afternoon. Aksel was immediately taken to a hospital in Innsbruck for closer examination. There it was determined that his Achilles tendon had ruptured and he was operated on shortly after. It is not certain how long Aksel’s rehabilitation […]

Aksel Lund Svindal Out After Soccer Injury

Skier Aksel Lund Svindal (L) on crutches after tearing his Achilles tendon while playing soccer (REUTERS/Dominic Ebenbichler) Click here for the 2014-2015 FIS Alpine World Cup viewing schedule. Oct 19 (Reuters) – World downhill champion Aksel Lund Svindal is likely to miss the entire Alpine skiing season after tearing his Achilles tendon while playing soccer. The […]

2014 Warrior Games

More than 200 wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans competed in seven sports (archery, cycling, shooting, sitting volleyball, swimming, track and field and wheelchair basketball) during the 5th annual Warrior Games in Colorado Springs, Colorado from September 28 through October 4. On October 22 at 8 PM ET/PT, Universal Sports Network premieres an original documentary, Warrior Games: […]

Ryan Lochte Helps “Make-A-Wish” Come True

Erik (L) racing Ryan Lochte (Courtesy of Make-A-Wish) By Seth Rubinroit 15-year-old Erik is determined to swim in the 2020 Olympics, and he is not going to let cystic fibrosis stop him. To help him accomplish his goal, Make-A-Wish granted Erik’s wish of a training session with 11-time Olympic medalist Ryan Lochte. Lochte jumped into […]

Biles Poised to Leap into Rio Spotlight

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/CHINA DAILY (Reuters) – Her training headquarters is a small warehouse in Spring, Texas, but bigger things are expected for petite gymnast Simone Biles, who is on track to become a darling of the 2016 Rio Olympics. The powerfully-built 4-foot-9 American is back from Nanning, China, where last weekend she won four world championship gold […]

One month to go & Levi is getting ready

Thanks to below zero temperatures in Northern Finland the snow making on World Cup Levi’s race course started Tuesday evening under the beautiful Northern Lights. The weather conditions for the upcoming days look promising which should allow for consistent snow making. At the moment, besides the Levi Black the training slopes are also under snow […]

USA Rugby Eagles Win Bowl at Gold Coast Sevens

Click here for the 2014-2015 schedule of rugby matches on Universal Sports. GOLD COAST, Queensland – The Men’s Eagles Sevens staved off a second-half comeback from France Sunday at Cbus Super Stadium to win the match, 31-15, and the Bowl at Gold Coast Sevens. Zack Test kicked off the festivities with the match’s first try […]

Nanjing Athletes Pledge for a Brighter Future

In the spirit of the Youth Olympic Games, during the closing ceremony of Nanjing 2014, the 3,800 athletes pledged to become ambassadors both on and off the field of play, while encouraging those around them to embrace the Olympic values and help inspire a generation. Included for the first time in Olympic history, the athletes’ […]

Simone Biles Wins Women’s All-Around Title

Gold medalist Simone Biles (center) on the podium after the women’s all-round final (REUTERS/China Daily) Click here for the remaining 2014 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships schedule. Oct 10 (Reuters) – American Simone Biles led from start to finish to retain the women’s all-around title at the Gymnastics World Championships in Nanning, southern China on Friday. Biles, […]

Photos from Lindsey Vonn’s Return to the Snow

Lindsey Vonn is back on snow (Erich Spiess/Red Bull Content Pool) By Seth Rubinroit Lindsey Vonn skied for the first time in 10 months while training in Soelden, Austria last week. She plans to compete at Lake Louise in early December 2014 for the first time since knee injury on December 21, 2013. Below are pictures from her return to […]

Magnificent Mary wins boxing gold for India at Asian Games

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/KIM KYUNG-HOON (Reuters) – M.C. Mary Kom gave India’s battered boxing team something to celebrate when she won the women’s flyweight gold medal at the Asian Games on Wednesday. Kom came from behind to beat Kazakhstan’s Zhaina Shekerbekova on a split decision in the 51-kilogram division. Her win provided India with its first […]

Lindsey Vonn Returns to the Snow

Lindsey Vonn in 2013 (Photo by Stanko Gruden/Agence Zoom/Getty Images) By Seth Rubinroit Lindsey Vonn skied for the first time in 10 months while training in Soelden, Austria on Wednesday. “I am told that things went well,” USSA Alpine Director Patrick Riml said to SkiRacing.com. Vonn has not raced since December 21, when her knee gave out on the […]

Amy Van Dyken Discusses Power of Sport

Amy Van Dyken (REUTERS/Craig Hospital) By Brandon Penny CHICAGO — Amy Van Dyken-Rouen understands the power of sport. The power of sport changed the swimmer’s life when it propelled her to six Olympic gold medals at the 1996 and 2000 Games. Fourteen years later, the power of sport changed her life again, but in ways […]

Gulf states strike athletics gold, North stun South

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/JASON REED (Reuters) – Bahrain and Qatar struck more Asian Games athletics gold on Monday as their policy of cherry-picking top African talent continued to pay off, while North Korea stunned the South with a late winner in their women’s soccer semi-final. Mohamad Al-Garni and Maryam Yusuf Jamal added their names to the growing […]

2014 Berlin Marathon: Men’s Race

Dennis Kimetto (KEN) is the first runner to ever break a marathon under 2:03 hours with a total time of 2:02:57, beating out his training partner Emmanuel Mutai (KEN).

Afghan beach volleyball grows with the Games, says coach

(Reuters) – Afghanistan’s beach volleyball teams have missed out on the reward of a new car after finishing out of the medals at the Asian Games, but they are happy with the experience, media exposure and ill-fitting sunglasses they found in South Korea. While a loss to Indonesia confirmed their exit from the tournament on […]

Hagino sets sights on Olympics after conquering Asia

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/TIM WIMBORNE (Reuters) – Showing no sign of fatigue or weariness after his grueling schedule, Japan’s Kosuke Hagino provided another glimpse on Wednesday of why he could be the man to take over from Michael Phelps as swimming’s ultimate ironman. Hagino captured his fourth gold medal at the Asian Games by winning one of […]

Team USA Roster for FIVB Women’s Indoor Volleyball World Championships

CLICK HERE for the schedule to watch the FIVB Women’s Indoor Volleyball World Championships LIVE online. By Bill Kauffman  COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Sept. 17, 2014) – The U.S. Women’s National Volleyball Team, ranked second in the world and holding a 22-6 record in 2014, announced today its 14-player roster for the upcoming FIVB Volleyball Women’s World […]

‘Locksmith’ Dutt hones bag of tricks for Asiad gold

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/GRIGORY DUKOR/FILES (Reuters) – Touching feet is the traditional Indian way of showing respect to someone but, as his numerous opponents would vouch, if it’s on the wrestling mat and the outstretched arms belong to Yogeshwar Dutt, it normally means danger. The 31-year-old is one of the Indian freestyle wrestlers who have challenged the […]

USA Gymnastics Team for 2014 World Championships

Simone Biles (Charles LeClaire/USA TODAY Sports) INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 17, 2014 – Reigning U.S. and world all-around champion Simone Biles of Spring, Texas/World Champions Centre, and 2012 Olympic team gold-medalist Kyla Ross of Aliso Viejo, Calif./Gym-Max, headline the seven-woman U.S. Team that will compete in the 2014 World Championships, schedule for Oct. 3-12 in Nanning, China. […]

USA Wins 2014 Basketball World Cup

Team USA defeated Serbia to win the 2014 Basketball World Cup (REUTERS/Juan Medina) By Larry Fine NEW YORK, Sept 15 (Reuters) – A spate of late withdrawals, a serious injury to Paul George and several marquee names missing appeared to put Team USA under a cloud for the 2014 Basketball World Cup and for future international competition. […]

Women front and center of Japan’s Asian Games team

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/ISSEI KATO (Reuters) – Japan heads to the Asian Games with the team’s top two symbolic leadership roles filled by women for the first time in what may mark a growing focus on women’s sports in its traditionally male-dominated society. Giving the roles of captain and flag bearer to women at the could be […]

Apolo Ohno Prepares for Ironman Kona

 Michael Phelps (L) and Apolo Anton Ohno (REUTERS/Mike Segar) By Steve Ginsburg WASHINGTON, Sept 6 (Reuters) – Apolo Ohno made a career of frenzied, 40-second bursts around the track so the speedskating champion knows his crusade to join the exclusive Ironman fraternity is daunting. It is also downright frightening, admits the eight-time Olympic medalist, who will […]

Sprint king Adrian unafraid of Phelps

Photo Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports (Reuters) – As the reigning Olympic champion in the 100 meters freestyle, Nathan Adrian knows what it is like to hunt and be hunted in the water. Two years ago, at the London Olympics, the American was chasing Australia’s world champion James Magnussen for the gold medal in swimming’s blue-riband […]

Countdown to Rio 2016 Paralympic Games

Tatyana McFadden (Photo by Martin Hunter/Getty Images) COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The United States Olympic Committee joins the global Paralympic Movement in celebrating the two-year countdown to the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, Sunday, Sept. 7. With the Opening Ceremony to be held Sept. 7, 2016, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, will become the first South American […]

Hardy retracing her roots after stormy few years

(Reuters) – After years of turbulence, Jessica Hardy has gone full circle, returning to the event that launched her rocky swimming career. Once the world’s premier female breaststroke swimmer, the American has set her sights on regaining her mantle after a choppy few years when everything seemed against her. Hardy qualified for the 2008 Beijing […]

Carl Lewis Named Full-Time Track & Field Coach at Houston

Carl Lewis at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic games (AFP/Getty Images) Legendary Track & Field star and ten-time Olympic medalist (nine gold; one silver) Carl Lewis will join the Houston Cougar Track & Field coaching staff as a full-time member for the upcoming 2014-15 season, head coach Leroy Burrell announced. Lewis, who served as a […]

Triathlons test the mettle of the middle-aged athlete

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/NOAH BERGER (Reuters) – Triathlons, the swim-bike-run races of varying lengths, are scaling the bucket lists of many middle-aged athletes, according to U.S. fitness experts. Multi-tasking, ego-boosting, and far from cheap, the competitions cater to different levels of fitness while rewarding endurance over speed, and cardiovascular versatility over single-minded focus. “It’s not about who […]

USN’s 2014 Endurance Gear Guide

Universal Sports Newtwork presents a list of essential gear that will keep endurance athletes on track during their Summer 2014 (and beyond) training. Take a look at some of our favorite products from brands like The Feed, High Sierra, Asics and Timex.  Pro Box by The Feed   If you’re looking to take your nutrition game to […]

Usain Bolt Ends 2014 Season Early

Usain Bolt (REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett) Aug 24 (Reuters) – World record holder and six-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt has decided to end his 2014 season and will not compete in the 100 meters in Thursday’s IAAF Diamond League Final in Zurich, organizers said on Sunday. The decision, which Bolt’s manager Ricky Simms confirmed to Reuters, came […]

Lolo Jones Ends Track Season Early

Lolo Jones (Dustin Snipes/Red Bull Content Pool) By Seth Rubinroit Lolo Jones will take a break from track and field, she announced on her Facebook page. It has been a busy year for Jones. In February she competed at the Winter Olympics in bobsled. By the spring she had quickly lost more than 20 pounds and […]

Phelps confident of getting back to his best

Photo Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports (Reuters) – Michael Phelps’ comeback to competitive swimming has been anything but smooth sailing. A series of rare defeats have illuminated the enormous challenge he faces getting back to the top. For a man who re-wrote the Olympic record books, those losses could have been enough to persuade him to […]

Yao Ming Named Ambassador for 2014 Youth Olympic Games

Yao Ming (Photo by Eric Gay/Pool/Getty Images) Click here for the schedule of the Youth Olympic Games on Universal Sports. The Chinese basketball legend will share his advice and experience of international competition with the next generation of young athletes, while inspiring young people around the world to get active and embrace the Olympic values. Yao […]

Release the Beast: Recovering with a Trail Run

Brooks Beasts’ coach Danny Mackey talks about following up a hard training day with a team recovery day, including running soft surface trails. On recovery days, Mackey says he prefers to use minutes over miles, so the team stays focused on running “easy.” The Beasts enjoy these trail runs usually twice a week, which help the athletes utilize different muscle groups.

Michael Phelps Seeks Motivation From Butterfly Defeat

Michael Phelps, left, and Ryan Lochte (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) Aug 8 (Reuters) – Crestfallen Michael Phelps says his narrow defeat in the 100 metres butterfly final at the U.S. National Championships in California on Friday will serve as motivation to not get beaten again. Tom Shields edged out the 18-times Olympic gold medalist by […]

Mark Cavendish to Return from Injury

Mark Cavendish (AP Photo/Gian Mattia D’Alberto) Click here for USN’s 2014 cycling schedule LONDON, Aug 6 (Reuters) – Mark Cavendish will return to action in this month’s Tour de l’Ain stage race in eastern France having recovered from the shoulder injury he sustained in the Tour de France opening stage, his team said on Wednesday. […]

Michael Phelps Signs Endorsement Deal With New Swimsuit Company

Michael Phelps and Bob Bowman (Courtesy of Aqua Sphere) Michael Phelps is expected to race at USA Swimming’s Phillips 66 National Championships on Wednesday, August 6, at 9 PM ET LIVE on Universal Sports. VISTA, Calif. (August 5, 2014)— Aqua Sphere, the premier swimming equipment manufacturer for fitness and recreational swimming, aquatic exercise, and triathlons, […]

August 5 Marks Two-Year Countdown To Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Shutterstock) COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The United States Olympic Committee joins the global Olympic Movement in celebrating the two-year countdown to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Tuesday, Aug. 5. To commemorate the two-year milestone, the USOC is sharing thoughts from some of its top 2016 Olympic hopefuls, distributing sport storylines and qualification […]

Usain Bolt Plans to Retire in 2017

Usain Bolt (REUTERS/Phil Noble) By Sam Holden GLASGOW, Aug 2 (Reuters) – Six-times Olympic champion Usain Bolt has repeated his intention to continue competing until the world championships in 2017 after winning relay gold at the Commonwealth Games on Saturday. The world’s fastest man had planned to retire after the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic […]

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 […]

Release the Beast: Middle Distance For the Long Run

Two-time olympian and world silver medalist Nick Symmonds talks about being a team member of the Brooks Beasts. Symmonds runs approximately 60-70 miles a week during training and relies on his Brooks Ravenna 5 to stay light on his feet.

Kemar Bailey-Cole Steps Out of Usain Bolt’s Shadow

Kemar Bailey-Cole (Andrew Winning/Reuters) By Michael Hann (Reuters) – Usain Bolt’s training partner Kemar Bailey-Cole took advantage of the Olympic champion’s absence to coolly grab 100 meters gold at the Commonwealth Games on Monday but Veronica Campbell Brown failed to seal a Jamaican double. With the six-time Olympic champion and world record holder Bolt only […]

Bolt Says His Best is Yet to Come

 Photo Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports (Reuters) – Six-time Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt and his coach Glen Mills believe the Jamaican sprinter can run even faster as he targets the 2015 world championships and the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro. It has been five years since Bolt set the 100m world record […]

Six Senior U.S. Titles Won At 2014 USA Gymnastics Championships

PHOTO CREDIT: John Chang The 2014 USA Gymnastics Championships at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Ky., wrapped up with the finals in junior and senior trampoline, senior rhythmic gymnastics and junior and senior acrobatic gymnastics. The final six senior champions are: rhythmic gymnastics, all-around – Jazzy Kerber of Highland Park, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics […]

Trayvon Bromell and Mary Cain Highlight 2014 IAAF World Juniors

Trayvon Bromell (Kirby Lee/USA Today) Click here for the complete 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships television schedule. By Parker Morse Trayvon Bromell, one of USA’s top hopes for a gold medal at the IAAF World Junior Championships, Oregon 2014, has been running fast for a long time this season. Starting with a 10.01 100m at […]

Mike Friday Appointed Men’s Eagles Sevens Head Coach

Mike Friday (Twitter: @LSFCOfficial) BOULDER, Colo. – USA Rugby announced Friday Mike Friday will become the next Men’s Eagles Sevens head coach, replacing Matt Hawkins. Friday will work alongside National Development Director for the Men’s Eagles Sevens Alex Magleby and Assistant Coach Chris Brown while continuing his duties at London Scottish for the 2014-15 Greene […]

Catching Up with Olympic Gold Medalist Mikaela Shiffrin

Olympic Gold Medalist Mikaela Shiffrin (Sarah Brunson/U.S. Ski Team) By Seth Rubinroit As Mikaela Shiffrin prepared to walk down the red carpet at the ESPYS, she took a deep breath and reminded herself to stand up straight and keep her shoulders back. “I am more nervous here than I am up on the mountain,” Shiffrin […]

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 […]

 
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