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Usain Bolt Headlines The Bislett Diamond League, Runs Year’s Fastest 200m

(Reuters) – Olympic champion Usain Bolt responded to last week’s surprise sprint defeat in Rome by storming to a world-leading time of 19.79 seconds over 200 meters at the Bislett Diamond League meeting on Thursday. The Jamaican world record holder, surprisingly beaten over 100 meters by American Justin Gatlin in Italy, streaked away from the […]

2013 Diamond League: Oslo: Men’s 200m: Usain Bolt wins

After his upset during last week’s Diamond League in Rome, and with no serious challengers during this week’s Diamond League in Oslo, Usain Bolt (JAM) managed to pull off a meet record in the 200m at 19.79 seconds. So far, all four Men’s 200m races have been won by Jamaican team members.

Universal Sports Update: Usain Bolt Is Good To Go

Usain Bolt says he’s back to 100% after an injury and ready to race the 100m in the Rome Diamond League.

Warrior Games: The Final Results

By Mike Tierney, Special to Universal Sports Ever wonder about the translation of “Semper Fi,” the motto associated with the few, the proud, the Marines? It is a Latin phrase that means “always faithful” — not, as followers of an annual Paralympics-styled sports festival for armed services members might guess, “kicking butt at the Warrior […]

2013 Boston Marathon (mobile)

Forty elite athletes from 14 countries invited for 117th running on April 15. Reigning champions Wesley Korir and Sharon Cherop, both of Kenya, return to defend their titles, but will be fiercely challenged by a talented international field of Olympians, World Marathon Majors champions of Chicago, New York City and Boston, and multiple global marathon winners of Amsterdam, Barcelona, Brussels, Cologne, Daegu, Dubai, Eindhoven, Frankfurt, Johannesburg, Hamburg, Houston, Istanbul, Krakow, Los Angeles, Milan, Rome, St. Paul, Soweto, Toronto, Turin and the U.S. Olympic Trials. The pre-show for this event begins 4/15 @9:00amET/6:00amPT and the race begins @ 9:30amET/6:30amPT.

2013 Boston Marathon

Forty elite athletes from 14 countries invited for 117th running on April 15. Reigning champions Wesley Korir and Sharon Cherop, both of Kenya, return to defend their titles, but will be fiercely challenged by a talented international field of Olympians, World Marathon Majors champions of Chicago, New York City and Boston, and multiple global marathon winners of Amsterdam, Barcelona, Brussels, Cologne, Daegu, Dubai, Eindhoven, Frankfurt, Johannesburg, Hamburg, Houston, Istanbul, Krakow, Los Angeles, Milan, Rome, St. Paul, Soweto, Toronto, Turin and the U.S. Olympic Trials. The pre-show for this event begins @9:00amET/6:00amPT and the race begins @9:30amET/6:30amPT.

2013 Boston Marathon Elite Runner Press Conference

John Hancock Financial will present its elite team of 32 international marathon runners from 11 countries to the media at the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel in Boston. Reigning champions Wesley Korir and Sharon Cherop, both of Kenya, return to defend their titles, but will be fiercely challenged by a talented international field of Olympians, World Marathon Majors, and multiple global marathon winners of Amsterdam, Barcelona, Brussels, Cologne, Daegu, Dubai, Eindhoven, Eldoret, Frankfurt, Johannesburg, Hamburg, Houston, Istanbul, Los Angeles, Milan, New York City, Paris, Porto, Rome, Shanghai, St. Paul, Soweto, Toronto, Turin, and the U.S. Olympic Trials.

Elite field at April 12 press conference

BOSTON, MA – John Hancock Financial will present its elite team of 32 international marathon runners from 11 countries to the media on Friday, April 12th at 10 AM at the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel in Boston. All credentialed media will have the opportunity to interview elite athletes during the event. The 117th running of […]

Boston Marathon updated 2013 Elite Field

Courtesy of http://www.baa.org BOSTON, MA, January 15, 2013 – In its 28th year as principal sponsor of the Boston Marathon, John Hancock Financial today announced the elite field for the 117th running of the Boston Marathon on April 15. A complete field list follows. EDITOR’S NOTE – As of March 13, John Hancock has updated […]

FAQ: Watching Live Events

HOW DO I WATCH THE 2014 BOSTON MARATHON? If your television provider is Cox, DirecTV, Dish Network, Time Warner Cable, Verizon FIOS, Bend Broadband, Brighthouse, GCI,  or Astound / Wave Broadband, you will be able to view the Boston Marathon on television as part of a free preview of Universal Sports Network.  (Universal Sports is not currently […]

2013 Samsung Diamond League Viewer’s Guide

Universal Sports is your destination for comprehensive coverage of the 2013 Samsung Diamond League. Get LIVE online streaming and on-demand access to all events listed below, as well as free post-event highlights, photo galleries, and more. (All times ET — subject to change) Is the 2013 Samsung Diamond League available for purchase/PPV Online? Universal Sports […]

2013 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships: Val di Fiemme: Team Ski Jump: Team USA gets 6th place

Sarah Henderson was the best skier for the USA finishing with score of 130.7 and 138.8. Heanderson and her teammates, Jessica Jerome, Peter Frenette, and Anders Johnson, finished with a score of 938.4.

Yates and Kenny win golds for Britain in Minsk

MINSK, Feb 22 (Reuters) – Britain won two gold medals in quick succession as Simon Yates claimed his first major title in the points race and Jason Kenny took the keirin crown at the world cycling championships on Friday. The British team, who collected seven of the 10 golds on offer at last year’s London […]

Australia avenge Olympic defeat, Hammer wins fifth title

MINSK, Feb 20 (Reuters) – Australia got a measure of revenge for losing the Olympic gold to Britain by beating their arch-rivals in the men’s team pursuit final at the world track cycling championships on Wednesday. The Australian quartet of Glenn O’Shea, Alexander Edmondson, Michael Hepburn and Alexander Morgan completed the 4,000 meters at the […]

Ligety’s risk strategy nets second gold

By Manuele Lang SCHLADMING, Austria, Feb 11 (Reuters) – American Ted Ligety’s risky strategy earned him the super-combined title on Monday and his second gold medal of the alpine skiing world championships. Seven years after winning the discipline’s Olympic crown in Sestriere, Ligety proved he was more versatile than ever, clinching victory in a combined […]

2013 UCI Cyclo-Cross World Cup: Elite Men’s – Roma (REPLAY)

The next round of the UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup will be held in Rome, Italy. (Full event replay)

2012 Full Event Replays

(Photo by Friedemann Vogel/Bongarts/Getty Images) Looking for the link to a full event replay? Find it below by month … Note: BendBroadband, DIRECTV, DISH and Hawaiian Telcom subscribers can log in and view all of these full event replays for free by accessing the (SIGN-IN WITH CABLE/SAT PROVIDER) button above. Authentication, or verification, is the […]

Yearender: Armstrong case sends shockwaves, Britain rules

By Julien Pretot PARIS, Dec 28 (Reuters) – The Lance Armstrong scandal left a huge gap in cycling’s record books and further tainted the sport in a year when Britain experienced Olympic bliss in the wake of Bradley Wiggins’ Tour de France title. Armstrong was banned for life and stripped of his record seven Tour […]

Lochte first ever with 7 medals at the FINA World Swimming Championships (25m)

Ryan Lochte of USA poses with his Gold medal after winning the Men’s 200m Individual Medley on day three of the 10th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) at the Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Sports Complex on December 17, 2010 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images) Courtesy of http://www.fina.org Ryan Lochte […]

Alpine World Cup: Men’s Beaver Creek Downhill Results

Dec 2 (Infostrada Sports) – Results from the World Cup Beaver Creek, CO, Men’s Downhill FOR THE 2012-2013 FIS ALPINE WORLD CUP STANDINGS: CLICK HERE Results Name Run 1. Christof Innerhofer (Italy) 1:41.69 2. Aksel Lund Svindal (Norway) 1:41.92 3. Kjetil Jansrud (Norway) 1:42.19 4. Florian Scheiber (Austria) 1:42.29 5. Dominik Paris (Italy) 1:42.54 6. […]

Alpine World Cup: Men’s Beaver Creek Super G Results

Dec 2 (Infostrada Sports) – Results from the World Cup Beaver Creek, CO, Men’s Super G FOR THE 2012-2013 FIS ALPINE WORLD CUP STANDINGS: CLICK HERE Results Name Run 1. Matteo Marsaglia (Italy) 1:14.68 2. Aksel Lund Svindal (Norway) 1:14.95 3. Hannes Reichelt (Austria) 1:15.38 4. Ted Ligety (U.S.) 1:15.42 5. Werner Heel (Italy) 1:15.56 […]

Alpine World Cup: Men’s Beaver Creek Giant Slalom Results

Dec 2 (Infostrada Sports) – Results from the World Cup Beaver Creek, CO, Men’s Giant Slalom FOR THE 2012-2013 FIS ALPINE WORLD CUP STANDINGS: CLICK HERE Results Name Run 1 Run 2 Overall 1. Ted Ligety (U.S.) 1:13.49 1:12.10 2:25.59 2. Marcel Hirscher (Austria) 1:14.27 1:13.08 2:27.35 3. Davide Simoncelli (Italy) 1:14.59 1:13.07 2:27.66 4. […]

Motivated Hoy ready to listen to his body

By Justin Palmer LONDON, Nov 27 (Reuters) – In the months that followed Chris Hoy becoming Britain’s most successful Olympian, he has been coveted at civic receptions, saluted during open top bus rides, flown in fighter jets and received the Freedom of the City of Edinburgh. Away from the track distractions have passed in a […]

Alpine World Cup: Lake Louise Men’s results – Downhill and Super G

(Infostrada Sports) – World Cup Lake Loiuse Men’s Downhill and Super G results: Results Name DH Time Name SG Time 1. Aksel Lund Svindal (Norway) 1:48.31 1. Aksel Lund Svindal (Norway) 1:34.96 2. Max Franz (Austria) 1:48.95 2. Adrien Theaux (France) 1:35.81 3. Klaus Kroell (Austria) 1:48.97 3. Joachim Puchner (Austria) 1:35.86 3=. Marco Sullivan […]

Alpine World Cup: Soelden men’s giant slalom results

Oct 28 (Infostrada Sports) – Results from the World Cup Soelden Men’s Giant Slalom after run 2 on Sunday. FOR SOELDEN WOMEN’S GIANT SLALOM RESULTS: CLICK HERE FOR THE 2012-2013 FIS ALPINE WORLD CUP STANDINGS: CLICK HERE Results Name Run 1 Run 2 Overall 1. Ted Ligety (U.S.) 1:18.52 1:17.50 2:36.02 2. Manfred Moelgg (Italy) […]

Dramatic finish of the Great Wall as Francesco Gavassi claims victory

Francesco Gavazzi wins stage 3 of the Tour of Beijing. (Graham Watson) Courtesy of tourofbeijing.net Italy’s Francesco Gavazzi (Astana) won stage three of the Tour of Beijing, in a close uphill sprint finish at the Great Wall on Thursday. Tony Martin (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) retained the lead but he was put under strong pressure by […]

French centenarian wins 100 km cycling challenge

French centenarian Robert Marchand cycles in an attempt to establish a record for the fastest 100-year-old to cover 100 km (62 miles) at the outdoor Tete-d’Or Velodrome track in Lyon September 28, 2012. Marchand, who turns 101 on November 26, has been training every day for months in hopes of crossing the finish line in […]

Hawking, Pistorius open London’s Paralympics

A general view of the Olympic Stadium during the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Paralympic Games, August 29, 2012. (REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth) By Tom Pilcher LONDON, Aug 29 (Reuters) – Wheelchair-bound physicist Stephen Hawking and South Africa’s ‘Blade Runner’ Oscar Pistorius were among the luminaries on hand for the opening on Wednesday night of the […]

Gap closes but Rodriguez holds Vuelta lead

Astana Pro Team rider Fredrik Kessiakoff of Sweden cycles during 11th stage of the Tour of Spain “La Vuelta” cycling race, a 39.4-km individual time trial between Cambados and Pontevedra, August 29, 2012. (REUTERS/Miguel Vidal) By Alasdair Fotheringham PONTEVEDRA, Spain, Aug 29 (Reuters) – Race leader Joaquim Rodriguez had compatriot Alberto Contador breathing down his […]

Pistorius aims to turn Olympic journey into Paralympic gold

Oscar Pistorius (RSA), middle, competes in the men’s 400m semifinals during the 2012 London Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. (Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports) By Tom Pilcher LONDON, Aug 28 (Reuters) – Oscar Pistorius has learned from his Olympic experience at the London Games and will use it to his advantage at the Paralympics, the South […]

Alistair Brownlee wins gold, brother third

Britain’s Alistair Brownlee celebrates after winning in the men’s triathlon final during the London 2012 Olympic Games at Hyde Park August 7, 2012. (REUTERS/Jorge Silva) By Steve Downes LONDON, Aug 7 (Reuters) – Alistair Brownlee became the first Briton to win a medal in an Olympic triathlon when he took gold with an emphatic front-running […]

Phelps goes out a winner as U.S. wins relay

Michael Phelps (USA) competes in the men’s 4x100m medley relay final during the London 2012 Olympic Games at Aquatics Centre. (Michael Madrid-USA TODAY Sports) By Julian Linden LONDON, Aug 4 (Reuters) – Michael Phelps ended his incredible Olympic career on the perfect note on Saturday, winning his 18th gold medal for the United States in […]

U.S. women’s medley relay gold

AUSA swimmer Dana Vollmer (left), Rebecca Soni (center), and Missy Franklin (right) celebrate as they win the gold medal setting a new world record at 3:52.05 in the women’s 4x100m medley relay final during the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre. (Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports) LONDON, Aug 4 (Reuters) – American teenager Missy […]

Soni breaks 200m breaststroke world record

United States’ Rebecca Soni reacts to her record-setting finish in the women’s 200-meter breaststroke swimming semifinal at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa De Olza) LONDON, Aug 1 (Reuters) – Rebecca Soni reclaimed the world record she lost at the […]

Franklin wins 100m backstroke gold

United States’ Missy Franklin starts in the women’s 100-meter backstroke swimming final at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Monday, July 30, 2012. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn) LONDON, July 30 (Reuters) – Missy Franklin lived up to her billing as the next big thing in women’s swimming when […]

Vollmer of the U.S. wins women’s 100m butterfly gold

By Julian Linden LONDON, July 29 (Reuters) – Dana Vollmer ended a lifetime of frustration and battles with her health to win the 100 meters butterfly gold medal in world record time at the London Olympics on Sunday. The American, swimming like a woman possessed, powered her way through two laps of the Aquatic Centre […]

30 Reasons To Watch: #12

Will Japanese equestrian Hiroshi Hoketsu make it to the starting line of his 13th Olympics, at age 71 – becoming the second oldest Olympian ever?  (Photo by AP) By Mike Tierney, Special to Universal Sports Most athletes from Hiroshi Hoketsu’s generation took their ride into the sunset long ago. He is still riding, at 71, […]

Unsung Sports: Modern Pentathlon

Andrei Moiseev of Russia shoots during the Combined Running/Shooting during the modern pentathlon World Championships at Ippodromo di Tor di Quinto on May 11, 2012 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Paolo Bruno/Getty Images) By Mike Tierney, Special to Universal Sports The name of modern pentathlon brings to mind an old joke: Why do they call […]

30 Reasons To Watch: #15

Will British cyclist Chris Hoy become a national hero — and enhance his credentials to someday move into the famous house on Downing Street, occupied by the Prime Minister — by matching his 3 golds in Beijing? (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images) By Mike Tierney, Special to Universal Sports Few movie-goers were affected more by […]

Lochte unfazed by challenge of tackling Phelps

Ryan Lochte (R) and Michael Phelps check their times after swimming in their men’s 200m individual medley during the U.S. Olympic swimming trials in Omaha, Nebraska, June 29, 2012. (REUTERS/Jeff Haynes) By Julian Linden OMAHA, Nebraska, July 5 (Reuters) – Ryan Lochte is either a man on a mission or a masochist. The London Olympics […]

U.S. trials ‘weird’ for retired Johnson

USA Gymnastics Olympian Shawn Johnson (left), USA Gymnastics president Steve Penny (center), and P&G vice president of North American operations & marketing Jodi Allen (right) address the media in a press conference announcement during the 2012 USA Gymnastics Olympic Team Trials at HP Pavilion. (Kyle Terada-US PRESSWIRE) By Mark Lamport-Stokes SAN JOSE, California, July 2 […]

Phelps to swim seven events in London

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 […]

2012 USA Olympics Track and Field Trials: Lance Brooks wins Men’s Discus

On his last throw Lance nails the Olympic standard, and wins the trials. Jarred Rome and Jason Young, who made the standard earlier will join Lance in London.

Bolt v Blake showdown a taste of what awaits in London

Yohan Blake and Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrate victory and a new world record in the men’s 4×100 meters relay final during day nine of 13th IAAF World Athletics Championships at Daegu Stadium on September 4, 2011 in Daegu, South Korea. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images) By Steve Keating KINGSTON, June 27 (Reuters) – Usain […]

Berens looking to kick butt in Omaha

Ricky Berens waves to the crowd before the men’s 100m freestyle final during the 2012 Charlotte UltraSwim Grand Prix at Mecklenburg County Aquatic Center on May 13, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images) By Phil Minshull, Special to Universal Sports Ricky Berens’ famous butt-baring episode at the 2009 World Championships will […]

Sutton ready to risk the wrath of British swim fans

Chloe Sutton competes in the women’s 1500m freestyle during the 2012 Charlotte UltraSwim Grand Prix at the Mecklenburg County Aquatic Center on May 10, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images) By Phil Minshull, Special to Universal Sports Swimmer Chloe Sutton could end up as one of the most unpopular winners in […]

Never a dull moment for swimmer Pellegrini

Italy’s Federica Pellegrini reacts after winning the women’s 200m freestyle final at the 14th FINA World Championships in Shanghai in this July 27, 2011 file photo.(REUTERS/Christinne Muschi/Files ) By Mark Meadows LONDON, June 11 (Reuters) – Love triangles, panic attacks and gold medals – life is never dull for Italy’s best-known sportswoman Federica Pellegrini. The […]

Bolt made to work for win in Oslo

Usain Bolt (L) and Asafa Powell of Jamaica celebrate after Bolt won the men’s 100m at the IAAF Diamond League athletics meeting at Bislett Stadium in Oslo June 7, 2012. Powell came in second. (REUTERS/Heiko Junge/Scanpix) By Victoria Klesty OSLO, June 7 (Reuters) – Jamaica’s world record holder Usain Bolt blamed a new type of […]

American Johnson retires from competition

FILE – In this Aug. 20, 2011, file photo, Shawn Johnson competes on the balance beam during the final round of the U.S. gymnastics championships in St. Paul, Minn. Johnson announced her retirement from competitive gymnastics Sunday, June 3, 2012, four days before the start of the U.S. championships because of repeated setbacks with her […]

Wind blows Liu’s world record hopes

Liu Xiang (C) of China leads David Oliver (L) and Jason Richardson of the United States over the last hurdle in the men’s 110m hurdles at the Prefontaine Classic Diamond League track meet in Eugene, Oregon June 2, 2012. (REUTERS/Steve Dipaola) By Gene Cherry EUGENE, Oregon, June 2 (Reuters) – Liu Xiang sent an ominous […]

Bolt sets year’s fastest time for 100

Usain Bolt (L) of Jamaica competes in the men’s 100 meters event at the Golden Gala IAAF Diamond League at the Olympic stadium in Rome, May 31, 2012. (REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi) ROME, May 31 (Reuters) – Olympic champion Usain Bolt clocked a season’s best of 9.76 seconds to win the 100 meters at the Rome Golden […]

Phelps unconcerned after being beaten for second successive day

Wu Peng (CHN), middle, and Michael Phelps (USA), left, and Sebastien Rousseau (RSA) after the 200m butterfly finals of the Charlotte UltraSwim Grand Prix at the Mecklenburg County Aquatic Center. (Sam Sharpe-US PRESSWIRE) May 12 (Reuters) – Michael Phelps was given another reminder of how far he has to go to get back to his […]

Full event replays

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Viewer’s Guide: 2012 Diamond League

Universal Sports is your destination for comprehensive live coverage of the Diamond League track and field events. Get LIVE and on-demand access to all post-Olympics events, as well as free post-stage highlights, photo galleries, and more. Are post-Olympics Diamond League events available for purchase/PPV Online? Universal Sports will air Diamond League events both on-air and […]

‘Crazy’ Boonen claims fourth Paris-Roubaix

Belgium’s Tom Boonen, center, reacts on the podium with French cyclist Sebastien Turgot, right, who took second place, and Italy’s Alessandro Ballan, left, who was third, after the classic cycling race Paris-Roubaix in Roubaix, northern France, Sunday April 8, 2012. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler) By Julien Pretot ROUBAIX, France, April 8 (Reuters) – Tom Boonen unleashed […]

 
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