In women’s Discus, Stephanie Brown Trafton wins the title and gets to defend her gold medal from Beijing. Reese Hoffa wins men’s Shot Put, and heads to his third Olympics. And Marquise Goodwin wins the Men’s long jump and heads to London as well.
The television commercial that depicts Michael Phelps digging into a gigantic sub sandwich has another meaning besides, “Swimming works up a serious appetite. The ad also serves as a hint on not biting off more than you can chew, which illustrates his dilemma at the U.S. Olympic Swim Trials in Omaha, Neb. The most decorated […]
By Gene Cherry EUGENE, Oregon, June 23 (Reuters) – Former Olympic champion Justin Gatlin took a confident step forward on his comeback trail, breezing through the first round of the men’s 100 meters in an eye-catching 9.90 seconds at the U.S. athletics trials on Saturday. Gatlin, who won gold at the 2004 Athens Games but […]
David Lekuta Rudisha (R) of Kenya leads a pack of athletes in the 800 meters men’s Olympic trial race at the Nyayo National Stadium in Nairobi, June 23, 2012. The race is the last chance for the athletes to qualify for the 2012 London Olympics. (REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya) NAIROBI, June 23 (Reuters) – World 800 meters […]
They are staging a sequel of sorts to “Fast Times at Ridgemont High.” Call it “Fast Times at High-flying Eugene, Ore.” Instead of Spicolo and Stacy and Rat, characters in the stoner movie that toasts its 30-year anniversary this year, the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials features Tyson and Justin and Carmelita and […]
One of the most anticipated events leading up to the Olympic Games is the U.S. Team Trials for Track & Field. Starting June 22, the largest National Championship track meet in the world will determine which athletes represent the U.S. in London.
FILE – This June 2, 2012 file photo shows United States’ Justin Gatlin winning the 100-meter event at the Prefontaine Classic athletics meet in Eugene, Ore. Now 30 and eight years removed from his last Olympic trials, Gatlin’s all business as he steps to the line this weekend. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File) By Gene […]
Rosters for several U.S. Olympic sports are determined by results from competitions known as trials. They usually are as nerve-wracking for the participants as being on trial. Qualifying for the team can be as joyous as getting acquitted. Meet some athletes for whom their trials was more trial and less error as they earned an […]
Wilson Kiprop and Moses Masai react after placing first and second in the Kenyan Olympic Trials 10,000m in 27:01.98 and 27:02.25 at the 2012 Prefontaine Classic press conference at the Valley River Inn. (Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-US PRESSWIRE) By Gene Cherry EUGENE, Oregon, June 1 (Reuters) – Wilson Kiprop never imagined he would be Kenya’s […]
In the CONCACAF Olympic Soccer Qualifying Trials, Team USA lost in a bloody and close game that went down to the final seconds. Even though the final score was 3 – 3, it was a must win game for the USA.
Michael Phelps (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo) By Steve Ginsburg WASHINGTON, April 15 (Reuters) – The news that Michael Phelps was returning to the pool with an eye toward possibly participating at the 2016 Summer Olympics was greeted with a big yawn by fellow swimmers. While Phelps’s un-retirement did indeed create a flurry of excitement in social […]
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 […]
PHOTO CREDIT: John Sachs/Tech-Fall Colorado Springs, Col. and Los Angeles, Calif. – USA Wrestling and Universal Sports Network announced today a partnership to broadcast a series of Olympic-style wrestling competitions in the U.S. The multi-year deal gives Universal Sports exclusive TV rights to the Freestyle World Cup, U.S. Open, U.S. World Team Trials and additional USA […]
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 […]
Universal Sports Network Presents 84 Hours of LIVE Multiplatform Coverage of 2013 Vuelta a España from August 24 to September 15 Coming in September is “Bikenado” – A Month of Cycling Events From Around the Globe Los Angeles (August 21, 2013) – Universal Sports Network will air 84 hours of exclusive LIVE multiplatform coverage […]
Universal Sports presents a robust schedule of world-class cycling events from around the globe in September 2013 as part of its “Bikenado” programming. Launching a month-long, daily onslaught of cycling this Labor Day weekend are the UCI Mountain Bike World Championships in South Africa followed by the Grand Prix de Plouay, Tour of Alberta, Tour […]
By Gene Cherry Sun Jul 14, 2013 (Reuters) – Jamaica’s former world 100 meters record holder Asafa Powell said on Sunday he had tested positive for a banned stimulant at last month’s national championships. “I will confirm that a sample I gave at the National Trials in June earlier this year has returned “adverse findings”, […]
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