The Americas team finished in second place at the 2014 IAAF Continental Cup with 390.0 points, behind Europe’s 447.5. Highlights from Marrakech, Morocco: Francena McCorory won the women’s 400m title, capping a tremendous 2014. McCorory crossed in 49.94 to take the crown, scoring a crucial eight points as Team Europe had taken a substantial lead halfway […]
Lashawn Merritt (REUTERS/Ruben Sprich) Watch the IAAF Continental Cup on Saturday and Sunday, September 13-14, at 9 PM ET on Universal Sports or watch LIVE online. Bernard Lagat was one of the stars of the last IAAF Continental Cup, winning both the 3000m and 5000m in Split. At this year’s edition in Marrakech in 13-14 […]
In the Men’s 110m hurdles, Pascal Martinot-Lagarde (FRA) secured the Diamond earlier this season, wins the final as well at 13.08 seconds. His only blemish this season is failing to win the European Championship.
BRUSSELS, Sept 5 (Reuters) – American Justin Gatlin proved on Friday he is the speed king for 2014 with a sprint double victory at the Diamond League finals in Brussels to put him firmly on course to complete the year without defeat. Gatlin, unbeaten in 16 races coming into the finals in Brussels, set a […]
In the Women’s 400m hurdles, Kaliese Spencer (JAM) secured the Diamond earlier this season and just proves her dominates winning final as well at 54.12 seconds, by .42. Spencer has now won four of the Five Diamond Leagues.
Queen Harrison (USA), the Diamond League leader in the Women’s 100m hurdles, tumbles in the final race of the season, and Dawn Harper-Nelson (USA) cruises to victory, scoring enough points to win her third straight Diamond.
PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/RUBEN SPRICH (Reuters) – Botswana’s Nijel Amos repeated his CommonwealthGames win over Olympic champion David Rudisha in the men’s 800 meters at the Weltklasse meeting in Zurich on Thursday. Amos surged down the home straight to win while Rudisha, who tried to attack from the back, did not have the legs to catch him […]
In the Men’s 400m hurdles, Cornel Fredericks (RSA) surprises the field with a win, holding off Michael Tinsley (USA) who managed enough points to win the Diamond over two-time winner Javier Culson (PUR) by four points.
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 […]
PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/ARND WIEGMANN (Reuters) – Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad was stripped of the 3,000 metres steeplechase gold medal after performing a shirtless celebration down the final straight at the European Athletics championships on Thursday. The Frenchman, well clear of the rest of the field, pulled off his vest as he came around the final bend, put it […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
From left: Jamie Anderson, Lolo Jones and Mikaela Shiffrin (Joe Faraoni/ESPN Images) By Max Meyer The ESPYS were held Wednesday on a hot, sunny day in Los Angeles, which meant that the Winter Olympians were supposed to be out of their element. Yet on the red carpet at L.A. Live, they looked like naturals. Jamie Anderson […]
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 […]
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, […]
Yohan Blake (Reuters/Phil Noble) (Reuters) – Yohan Blake’s injury troubles hit a new low as he pulled up during the 100 meters at Friday’s Diamond League meeting in Glasgow. Blake’s race ended after 60 meters with the Jamaican clutching his hamstring in obvious pain as his compatriot Nickel Ashmeade went on to win in 9.97 […]
(UPDATE JULY 12): Lolo Jones managed to finish second in the women’s 100m hurdles in Glasgow on Saturday just two days after her gruesome injury. By Seth Rubinroit Lolo Jones received stitches on her right leg on Thursday, according to her Twitter account. She is in Glasgow for the IAAF Diamond League, and still plans on […]
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 […]
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 […]
Fans in Eugene are excited about the 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships (Twitter: @Oregon14WJC) Los Angeles (July 1, 2014) – Universal Sports Network will air 13 hours of premier track & field action from the 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships in Eugene, Ore., from Wednesday, July 23 through Sunday, July 27. The biennial International meet […]
(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 […]
PHOTO CREDIT: KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/GettyImages Los Angeles (June 30, 2014) – Universal Sports Network will air exclusive national television coverage of the IAAF Diamond League from Lausanne, Switzerland on Thursday, July 3, at 2 p.m. ET LIVE, and Paris, France on Saturday, July 5, at 2 p.m. ET LIVE. In addition, UniversalSports.com will live stream both races […]
Oregon Track and Field (Twitter: @OregonTF) EUGENE, Ore. — Track Town is title town. Fueled by three individual national champions on Saturday, Oregon won its first team title at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships since 1984. The Ducks needed 24 points entering the day to secure the title after winning the […]
By Max Meyer Allyson Felix won her first Diamond League race since her return from injury, capturing the 200m on Wednesday, June 11, in Oslo. The American sprinter ran 22.73 seconds, edging out Great Britain’s Jodie Williams by .24 seconds. Felix suffered a torn hamstring at the 2013 World Championships, and looks to be well […]
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 […]
Men’s 100m: Justin Gatlin looked dominant, winning the 100m in 9.91 seconds on June 5 at the IAAF Diamond League from Rome. He has not lost a race in 2014 after collecting wins in Tokyo (10.02 into a -3.5 m/s headwind), Shanghai (9.92), Beijing (9.87) and Eugene (wind-assisted 9.76). Gatlin scored his third win in Rome after winning […]
Justin Gatlin (Scott Olmos-US PRESSWIRE) The 34th edition of the Golden Gala Pietro Mennea is shaping up to be a star-studded meeting with one of the best fields ever. Watch on Thursday, June 5th at 2 PM ET LIVE on Universal Sports. Each of the 18 disciplines (nine men events and nine women events) feature […]
UPDATE (May 21): Just three days after running the fastest 100m of 2014 at the Shanghai Diamond League meeting, Justin Gatlin improved his world lead to 9.87 seconds in Beijing. Veteran American sprinter Justin Gatlin set the fastest 100 meters time of the year on Sunday (May 18) at the Shanghai Diamond League meeting. Gatlin […]
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 […]
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 […]
PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/FABRIZIO BENSCH (Reuters) – Title-holders Ashton Eaton, Ryan Whiting and Bernard Lagat headline a powerful U.S. team mixing youth and experience for next month’s world indoor championships in Poland. Eaton will target his world heptathlon record in the March 7-9 championships at Sopot, while 39-year-old Lagat will bid for his third consecutive and fourth […]
Featuring the most compelling stories leading up to the Winter Games, “Countdown to Sochi” airs every Wednesday from October 30 to February 5 at 8 PM ET only on Universal Sports Network. The 15-week show will showcase Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls through exclusive interviews and profiles, and will also have extensive coverage of winter sports […]
LaShawn Merritt of the U.S. races to win during the men’s 4×400 metres relay final of the IAAF World Athletics Championships at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow August 16, 2013 file photo. Credit: Reuters/Lucy Nicholson (Reuters) – American LaShawn Merritt eased to victory in the 400 metres as one of several newly-crowned world champions to shine […]
Rome, Italy – 6 June 2103 (Reuters) – Usain Bolt’s defeat by Justin Gatlin in the 100 metres at the Rome Diamond League meeting on Thursday is unlikely to cause the Olympic champion too much concern ahead of August’s world championships. American Gatlin, bronze medallist at the London Games after a four-year doping ban, ran […]
(Reuters) – Olympic 100 metres champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce eased to victory on a damp evening at the Shanghai Diamond League meeting on Saturday while world champion Carmelita Jeter was stretchered off the track after finishing third. As low clouds settled around the stadium for the evening meet, the Jamaican sprinter pulled away from her American […]
By Gene Cherry March 5 (Reuters) – After perhaps the greatest year ever by a high hurdler, world record holder Aries Merritt has visions of conquering another barrier. The American Olympic champion, whose whirlwind 2012 brought him every major hurdles title and the outdoor world record, believes running under his top mark of 12.80 seconds […]
By Iain Rogers BARCELONA, Nov 23 (Reuters) – After Aries Merritt set a world record of 12.80 seconds in the 110 meters hurdles in September he changed his PIN codes to the faster mark he is targeting next year. “My numbers have all been changed and it is a number faster than 12.80,” the 27-year-old […]
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (Nov. 8, 2012)- The U.S. women’s bobsled team has a goal of finishing 1-2-3 at the 2014 Sochi Games, and the talented squad proved they are on track by earning silver and bronze in today’s World Cup season opener at Mount Van Hoevenberg. Jazmine Fenlator (Wayne, N.J.) and Olympic hurdler Lolo Jones […]
This July 26, 1952 file photo shows Milt Campbell, center, of Plainfield, N.J. getting set to clear the final hurdle to make him the winner in the fifth heat of the 110-meter hurdles event in the Olympic decathlon at Helsinki, Finland. Campbell, who became the first black to win the Olympic decathlon in 1956 and […]
This Oct. 5, 2012 file photo shows Lolo Jones competing in the U.S. women’s bobsled push championships n Lake Placid, N.Y. Jones says she’s still planning to compete in hurdles at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics. Only now, a trip to the 2014 Sochi Games may come first. Jones was one of 24 athletes […]
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 […]
Mo Farah of Great Britain during the Samsung Diamond League 2012 Aviva Birmingham Grand Prix at Alexander Stadium on August 26, 2012 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images) Aug 26 (Reuters) – Sleep-deprived double Olympic champion Mo Farah was almost caught napping during the two-mile race at a Diamond League meeting in Birmingham, […]
Jamaica’s Usain Bolt (C) celebrates after winning ahead of his compatriot Warren Weir (R) and Netherlands’ Churandy Martina in the men’s 200m race during the Athletissima Diamond League meeting in Lausanne August 23, 2012. (REUTERS/Denis Balibouse) LAUSANNE, Aug 23 (Reuters) – Olympic champion Usain Bolt ran 19.58 seconds for victory in the 200 metres at […]
Mohamed Farah (GBR) celebrates after winning the gold in the men’s 5000m final during the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports) LONDON, Aug 21 (Reuters) – Britain’s double gold medalist Mo Farah will lead a glittering cast of 42 London Olympic medal winners, including 16 champions, when he races over […]
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 […]
Xiang Liu (CHN) kisses a hurdle after competing the men’s 110m hurdles heats during the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. (Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports) BEIJING, Aug 14 (Reuters) – Former Olympic champion Liu Xiang wants to return to competition after crashing out of the 110 meters hurdles heats at the London Games last […]
Usain Bolt (JAM) wins the gold in the men’s 200m final during the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. (Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports) By Alan Baldwin LONDON, Aug 12 (Reuters) – The London Olympics were packed with sporting highlights, personal dramas and emotional highs and lows. Here are 20 golden moments from the Games. […]
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