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Despite paralysis, swim star Van Dyken in good spirits at Denver hospital

(Reuters) – Olympic swimming champion Amy Van Dyken said she was excited to be starting her new life on Wednesday as she arrived partially paralyzed at a hospital near her hometown of Denver for specialist treatment after severing her spine in an all-terrain vehicle accident. Van Dyken, 41, whose six gold medals make her one […]

5 Storylines of the Arena Grand Prix at Santa Clara

Michael Phelps (Mike Lewis/OlaVistaPhotography.com) By Mike Gustafson This weekend, hundreds of the best swimmers around the country flock west and converge in Santa Clara, California. The Arena Grand Prix at Santa Clara commences on Thursday, featuring numerous Olympians, NCAA veterans, post-graduates, club swimmers, high schoolers, and age groupers from all over the world. Huge names […]

U.S. Olympic Committee Narrows List Of Cities To Four For Potential U.S. Bid For 2024 Olympic And Paralympic Games

Image Courtesy United States Olympic Committee BY: UNITED STATES OLYMPIC COMMITTEE  COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington, D.C., were today identified by the United States Olympic Committee as candidates for a potential U.S. bid to host the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.“We’re extremely pleased with the level of interest U.S. cities […]

Previewing USA Rugby vs. Canada

USA Rugby Men’s Eagles (Michael Lee/USA Rugby) SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Men’s Eagles are in Northern California this week looking to reverse a recent trend of Canadian dominance on the rugby pitch. Canada took all three of the two teams’ meetings last year, including a two-leg IRB Rugby World Cup 2015 Qualifier series win in […]

Interview: Sal Masekela on the Mavericks Invitational

By Seth Rubinroit The Mavericks Invitational is the world’s premier, high adrenaline big wave surfing contest. Two dozen of the world’s bravest and best surfers gather annually at the legendary Mavericks surf break just 20 minutes south of San Francisco and compete in waves reaching more than 30 feet, in what many consider the toughest big wave conditions in […]

Blaine Scully Scores Hat Trick But Eagles Lose Pacific Nations Cup Opener

Blaine Scully (Sam Rubinroit/Universal Sports) CARSON, Calif. – Blaine Scully scored three tries Saturday at StubHub Center, but the Eagles could not rebound from a quick, second-half attack from Japan in a 37-29 loss in their first match of the 2014 IRB Pacific Nations Cup. Scully almost opened his account in the seventh minute of […]

Olympian Dotsie Bausch to Call Inaugural La Course by Tour de France on Universal Sports

Image Courtesy of Dotsie Bausch By: Emily Frare Olympic silver medalist and Universal Sports Network cycling analyst Dotsie Bausch has signed on to call the inaugural La Course, also known as the first women’s Tour de France, airing LIVE on Universal Sports Saturday, July 27 at 7:30am ET. Bausch will provide commentary and perspective from the […]

USOC Considering Boston, LA, SF and DC for 2024 Olympics

By Seth Rubinroit The U.S. Olympic Committee is considering four cities for a possible U.S. bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics: Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington D.C. “We’re extremely pleased with the level of interest U.S. cities have shown in hosting the Games,” said USOC CEO Scott Blackmun to TeamUSA.org. “Boston, LA, […]

USA Eagles Host Japan in Pacific Nations Cup

USA Eagles (Michael Lee/USA Rugby) By Chad Wise CARSON, Calif. – The USA Eagles will look to bring a winning brand of rugby to Southern California June 14, when Japan crosses the Pacific Ocean for the Eagles’ opening match of the 2014 IRB Pacific Nations Cup. StubHub Center previously hosted the Eagles’ Pacific Nations Cup match […]

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 […]

Olympic Champions Meryl Davis and Charlie White Will Sit Out 2014-15 Season

Meryl Davis and Charlie White (Courtesy of U.S. Figure Skating) Olympic ice dance champions Meryl Davis and Charlie White announced they will not compete in the 2014-15 figure skating season. “We’re so grateful for the support we’ve received through this truly amazing year in our lives,” Davis and White said. “Trying to stay in the […]

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 […]

USA Men’s Eagles Suffer Painful Loss Against Scotland

HOUSTON, Texas – The Men’s Eagles lost two players to injury in the first 20 minutes of Saturday’s match against Scotland at BBVA Compass Stadium, a 24-6 loss in front of 20,001 fans. Shalom Suniula, starting his first match for the Eagles, got the game started with the kickoff and Blaine Scully nearly won it […]

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 […]

2014 Men’s Volleyball World League: USA vs Bulgaria 1: top scores

Check out the best scores from the first match between USA and Bulgaria, with big hits, a smack in the face, blocks and a lively rally.

Coach Mike Tolkin Selects Squad for USA Rugby’s Summer Series

USA Rugby Men’s Eagles (Michael Lee/USA Rugby) CLICK HERE for the complete 2014 Universal Sports rugby schedule.  BOULDER, Colo. – Men’s Eagles Head Coach Mike Tolkin has selected 40 players for the upcoming Denver Camp ahead of the Summer Series, in which the Eagles will face IRB Rugby World Cup 2015 pool rival Scotland and […]

Diamond League Rome Features Speedy Lineup

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 […]

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 […]

Kelly Slater Goes to Fiji as ASP World No. 1

Kelly Slater (Photo by Jason Childs/Getty Images) (CLICK HERE for complete schedule and to watch LIVE online) Eleven-Time ASP World Champion Kelly Slater is the new ASP World No. 1 following the Billabong Rio Pro, marking the first lead switch since Gabriel Medina took poll position at Snapper Rocks. While there have been whispers that […]

Universal Sports Network to Air Inaugural La Course by Le Tour de France

NOTE: USN will be rebroadcasting the inaugural La Course event on the following dates/times: July 31 @ 1:00amET August 2 @ 5:30pmET August 3 @ 1:30amET August 4 @ 10:30amET & 11:00pmET August 5 @ 1:00pmET August 6 @ 6:00amET August 8 @ 3:30pmET August 14 @ 12:00pmET ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Universal Sports Network announced a new partnership with Amaury Sports Organization (A.S.O.) to […]

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 […]

Blake back in form, leads Jamaica to 4×100 relay title

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/MIKE SEGAR (Reuters) – Olympic silver medalist Yohan Blake made it a perfect trip to the inaugural IAAF World Relays as he anchored Jamaica to a triumphant run in the 4×100 meters relay on Sunday. A night after leading a Jamaican team to a world record in the 4×200 relay, Blake brought his countrymen home […]

Bouhanni makes it three stage wins at Giro

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/SULTAN AL HASANI (Reuters) – Frenchman Nacer Bouhanni claimed his third victory in this year’s Giro d’Italia when he won the 10th stage with another perfectly timed sprint on Tuesday. The FDJ.fr rider was set up by team mate Sebastien Chavanel in a finale also marked by a another massive crash in the […]

Team USA Rosters Announced for 2014 IAAF World Relays

Sanya Richards-Ross (Kirby Lee/USA TODAY Sports) INDIANAPOLIS — Team USA’s roster is set for the inaugural IAAF World Relays Championships, contested Saturday and Sunday, May 24-25 at Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium in Nassau, Bahamas. A total of 55 athletes comprise the relay pools that will represent the red, white and blue at the event, which airs […]

2014 Diamond League: Shanghai: Xie wins 110m hurdles

Wenjun Xie (CHN) gets a win for the home crowd, beating David Oliver (USA), who was 3rd, and Pascal Martinot-Lagarde (FRA) by .03 at 13.23.

Michael Phelps Advances to Finals of 100m Butterfly

Michael Phelps (Mike Lewis/OlaVistaPhotography.com) Michael Phelps raced in the preliminaries of the 100m butterfly and the 200m freestyle at the USA Swimming Grand Prix stop in Charlotte. He earned a spot in the 100m butterfly finals, which can be seen tonight (May 16) on Universal Sports at 6 PM ET LIVE. Coverage from Charlotte continues Saturday at 6 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Michael Phelps to Continue Comeback at Arena Grand Prix at Charlotte

Michael Phelps (Reuters/Jeff Haynes)  Click HERE to watch Michael Phelps’ comeback race.  UPDATE: Ryan Lochte has scratched from the Charlotte Grand Prix. COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Olympic gold medalists Michael Phelps (Baltimore, Maryland), Ryan Lochte (Daytona Beach, Florida) and Allison Schmitt (Canton, Michigan), who have combined to win 39 career Olympic medals, are expected to […]

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 […]

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 […]

Oldest Living Olympian Passes Away

By Seth Rubinroit Walter Walsh, who lived the longest life of any Olympian ever, passed away on Tuesday at the age of 106. He was just six days short of his 107th birthday. Walsh displayed his marksmanship skills as a G-Man in the FBI. He was involved in numerous high-profile cases, shooting and killing gangster […]

Rio Olympic preparations ‘worst’ ever : Coates

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/ISSEI KATO Attending an Olympic forum in Sydney, Coates told delegates that construction had not commenced on some venues, infrastructure was significantly delayed and water quality was also a major concern two years out from the Games. He warned, however, that there was no “plan B” to find another host. “I think this is a worse situation than […]

2014 Boston Marathon: Finish Line Camera

As part of Universal Sports Network’s coverage of the 2014 Boston Marathon, the public will be able to view the LIVE marathon finish line web camera for the first time on USN.  Watch your favorite runners as they complete the legendary race in real-time (or post-race on-demand). 

2014 Boston Marathon Preview Show: Boston, MA

In addition to the highly anticipated race, Universal Sports will air a special Preview Show from the finish line on Boylston Street featuring analysis of the elite field and live interviews on Saturday, April 19, from 4 to 6 p.m. ET. Features live interviews with Meb Keflezighi, survivor Heather Abbott, first responder Lucas Carr, Larry Rawson and more.

 

Actor and Boston Native Michael Chiklis to Voice Opening of 2014 Boston Marathon on Universal Sports Network

Michael Chiklis (Courtesy of @MichaelChiklis) LOS ANGELES (April 18, 2014) – This Monday, the world will run as one with the City of Boston for the 118th running of the Boston Marathon. Actor Michael Chiklis will lend his voice to the opening sequence of Boston’s epic event airing on Universal Sports Network on April 21, […]

2014 El Gouna International Squash Open: El Gouna, Egypt: Men’s Final

The El Gouna International returns to the 2014 calendar for the third time. Famed for its unique international flavor, luxury facilities and natural beauty, El Gouna is a fitting location for this PSA World Series event which promises to deliver a spectacular week of squash from the world’s top players.

2014 Boston Marathon Finish Line Web Camera

As part of Universal Sports Network’s coverage of the 2014 Boston Marathon, the public will be able to view the LIVE marathon finish line web camera for the first time on USN.  Watch your favorite runners as they complete the legendary race in real-time (or post-race on-demand).  Starting at 10:30 am ET on Monday, April 21, visit http://www.universalsports.com to see the finish […]

2014 U.S. Open Wrestling National Championships on Universal Sports

  The semifinals of the Asics U.S. Open Wrestling National Championships will air LIVE on Universal Sports on Friday, April 18 at 10 PM ET, followed by the finals on Saturday, April 19 at 10 PM ET LIVE. Van Stokes will call the action, along with Jake Herbert, Nick Garone and Jason Bryant. Below is […]

Universal Sports Presents: Spirit of Boston Tribute

Universal Sports presents a special Boston Tribute event that will honor runners and spectators who were affected by last year’s Boston Marathon bombings, including those who lost their lives, survivors, medical personnel, and first responders.

2014 Boston Marathon on USN TV Facts

Boston Marathon (AP Photo/Stew Milne) LOS ANGELES (April 10, 2014) – Universal Sports Network, the exclusive national television and digital media home of the Boston Marathon, will provide LIVE television and online coverage of the 118th Boston Marathon on “Marathon Monday,” April 21, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET. In addition to the […]

Michael Phelps Expected to Return at Arena Grand Prix at Mesa

Michael Phelps (Michael Madrid-USA TODAY Sports) COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Olympic gold medalists and world record holders Michael Phelps (Baltimore, Md.), Ryan Lochte (Daytona Beach, Fla.) and Katie Ledecky (Bethesda, Md.) are expected to headline a star-studded field for next week’s Arena Grand Prix at Mesa, slated for April 24-26 at the Skyline Aquatic Center. […]

2014 National Lacrosse League: St. Paul, MN: Buffalo Bandits at Minnesota Swarm (CANADA VIEWERS)

The Buffalo Bandits (8-6) visit the Minnesota Swarm (3-12) at Xcel Energy Center on Saturday, April 12. For Buffalo, the second-place Bandits will look to clinch at least one home playoff game while Minnesota tries to stay alive in the postseason race in the East Division. 

2014 National Lacrosse League: St. Paul, MN: Buffalo Bandits at Minnesota Swarm (US VIEWERS)

The Buffalo Bandits (8-6) visit the Minnesota Swarm (3-12) at Xcel Energy Center on Saturday, April 12. For Buffalo, the second-place Bandits will look to clinch at least one home playoff game while Minnesota tries to stay alive in the postseason race in the East Division. 

Mo Farah Races Into Unknown Territory

(Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images) Watch Mo Farah race at the London Marathon on Sunday, April 13 at 4 AM ET LIVE on Universal Sports and online. LONDON, April 8 (Reuters) – Like many of the 30,000 who will toe the line at the London Marathon on Sunday, Mo Farah will do so with a certain amount […]

Watch National Lacrosse League Online April 26th

The National Lacrosse League announced that Universal Sports Network will broadcast seven NLL games over the remainder of the 2014 regular season. The NLL “Game of the Week” will be showcased live on UniversalSports.com in addition to airing on Universal Sports Network later in the week. “We are proud to be partnering with Universal Sports Network to showcase […]

Ideal Food Intake and Nutrition Planning

  Your fitness questions answered (Courtesy of Cycling News) Food intake, nutrition planning Hi All, Could you please advise best food intake regime prior and post exercise, I’m about to hopefully start shedding approximately 50kgs through both cycling and boxing. I’m currently working nightshift from midnight until around 8:30am and I plan to train after work then […]

Seven Ways to Get Fit This Year

Well-rested legs are strong legs. Hit the hay early for a better ride the next day. By Ben Delaney (Courtesy of Bike Radar) Does anyone actually stick to new year’s resolutions? As much as we’d all like to just ‘be faster and fitter’ this year, a vague goal like that is never going to be […]

What Not to Eat When You’re Training

 Pasta is a good high GI option, but don’t overdo it (Courtesy of Bike Radar) Many cyclists don’t realize what a huge part their diets play in their training and racing. It’s a cliché, but when it comes to sports you are what you eat. And if you’re out there cycling every day, you really can’t afford to get […]

6 Ways to Take Your Swimming to the Limit

By Olivier Poirier-Leroy (Courtesy of SwimSwam) It’s hard work chasing our goals. Not only does it require investing a lot of effort, with countless hours in and out of the pool, but it also requires us to suspend our fears. The fear of failure, fear of success, fear of looking bad. In actuality, doing the […]

Olympic Champion Kenenisa Bekele Will Run Paris Marathon

 Kenenisa Bekele (JOHN THYS/AFP/Getty Images) Three-time Olympic champion Kenenisa Bekele (ETH) is scheduled to make his marathon debut at the Paris Marathon on Universal Sports on Sunday, April 6 at 2:30 AM ET LIVE. Fellow Ethiopian Abdullah Shami has the fastest personal-best marathon time in the field (2:05:42). Bekele holds the world record in both […]

2014 ITU World Triathlon Series Schedule

Date Location Broadcast Time (ET) LIVE Online Time (ET) 4/6 Auckland: Women 7:00 AM – 4/6 Auckland: Men 7:00 PM  – 4/26 Cape Town: Women 6:00 PM – 4/27 Cape Town: Men 6:00 PM – 5/17 Japan: Women 12:00 PM – 5/17 Japan: Men 2:00 PM – 5/31 London: Men (Sprint Distance) 2:00 PM – […]

USA Eagles Qualify for IRB Rugby World Cup 2015

MARIETTA, Ga. – The Men’s Eagles scored three tries in eight minutes in a 32-13 win against Uruguay Saturday at Fifth Third Bank Stadium at Kennesaw State University to qualify for the IRB Rugby World Cup 2015. Both teams entered the second leg of the RWC Qualifier even after last weekend’s 27-27 draw at Estadio Charrua […]

IAAF World Half Marathon Championships

Zersenay Tadese (ERI) will race for an unprecedented sixth individual title at the 2014 IAAF World Half Marathon Championships. Click HERE to watch the race online Saturday, March 29, at 7:30 AM ET LIVE, or tune in to see the race on television on March 29 at 7 PM ET on Universal Sports. In the women’s competition, […]

 
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