The USA Women’s National Rugby Team (Twitter: @USARugby) BOULDER, Colo. — The Women’s Eagles have been selected for the IRB Women’s Rugby World Cup 2014. In total, 26 players will have the chance to represent the U.S.A. in Paris for the prestigious tournament. Additionally, four players will accompany the team to Paris as reserves. “It […]
After a false start, Pascal Martinot-Lagarde (FRA) gets his third straight Diamond League win with a world leading time of 13.06, winning by .07 seconds over Sergey Shubenkov (RUS). David Oliver was 4th, 13.23.
Louis Zamperini (AP Photo/Paul Wagner, File) (Reuters) – Louis Zamperini, an American prisoner of war in World War Two and Olympic runner whose life inspired the book and upcoming feature film “Unbroken,” has died at age 97, Universal Pictures said in a statement. Zamperini died after a 40-day bout with pneumonia, his family said in […]
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 […]
Alysia Montaño (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) By Seth Rubinroit Nothing stops Alysia Montaño. 34 weeks into her pregnancy, the five-time U.S. outdoor champion ran the 800m at the USA Track and Field Outdoor Championships on Thursday. Her due date is August 13. “I’ve been running through my entire pregnancy,” Montaño told reporters after her race. “I just knew […]
PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/RUBEN SPRICH (Reuters) – The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) will not appeal the one-year ban handed down to Tyson Gay for doping which has put the United States’s second-place finish in the 4×100 meters relay at the 2012 London Olympics in jeopardy. Gay, the world’s joint second fastest man, was banned for […]
Sanya Richards-Ross (Leo Mason-USA TODAY Sports) Universal Sports will broadcast the USATF Outdoor Championships on Saturday, June 28, at 6 PM ET and Sunday, June 29, at 3 PM ET LIVE. CLICK HERE for the complete schedule. The USATF Outdoor Championships return to “Sac-Town” for 2014. The 2014 USATF Outdoor Championships will bring the nation’s best […]
Gwen Jorgensen (Janos Schmidt/ITU) This weekend, the long awaited debut of Chicago on the ITU World Triathlon Series schedule will come to fruition. It is the only U.S. stop on the 2014 ITU World Triathlon Series circuit. Universal Sports Network will broadcast the elite women’s race Saturday, June 28, at 1:30 PM ET LIVE and […]
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. […]
Some of the items that Gwen Jorgensen packs (gwenjorgensen.com) By Max Meyer The next ITU World Triathlon Series stop is in Chicago, and that means another road trip for Gwen Jorgensen. The American triathlete has been on a roll this year, winning the USOC’s female Athlete of the Month for May after victories in Yokohama and London. […]
(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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 (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 […]
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 […]
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 (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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 (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 […]
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 […]
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 (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 (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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 (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 (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 […]
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 (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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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).
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.
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, […]
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.
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 […]
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 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.
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 (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. […]
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.
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