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Best scores from USA vs Italy, World League Volleyball

Check out the best spikes, aces, rallies, blocks, and a great saves from USA vs Italy, during the 2012 FIVB Men’s World League Volleyball game in France.

USA beats Italy in World League Volleyball

After being swept by Italy in week 1, the USA rallied back to sweep Italy with set scores of 30-28, 28-26, and 25-22, during the FIVB Men’s World League Volleyball. The USA now stands 2-2.

Best hits from USA vs Italy Rugby

In a high powered physical game with two red cards, check out all the painful hits and Italy wins 30-10.

USA loses two players and Italy wins

Both USA centers, Andrew Sunlula and Paul Emerick get red cards for dangerous hits, and Italy goes on to win 30-10, during the Rugby World Cup Pre-Match, USA vs Italy.

International Rugby: USA vs. Italy (Replay)

The USA Men’s National Team, nicknamed the Eagles, has a long and storied history. Watch them take on Georgia on June 16 from Glendale, Colorado (9pm ET), and Italy on June 23 from Houston, Texas (8:30pm ET). (Full event replay)

2012 Women’s Volleyball Grand Prix: USA vs Italy

Team USA is now 4-0, beating Italy in Pool play 27-25, 25-20, and 25-17. The American’s seemed to gain steam as the game went on.

2012 Women’s Volleyball Grand Prix: USA vs Italy: Top 5 scores

Check out the best rallies, blocks and spikes, as USA remains undefeated in the tournament.

2012 Volleyball World League: Italy dominates USA

In the first weekend Italy finishes 3-0, beating the Americans in straight sets, 25-16, 25-20, and 25-16, Team USA is now 1-2.

2012 Vollyball World League: Best scores in USA vs Italy

Check out the best rallies and coolest scores, as Italy dominated the defending Olympic champs in the first weekend.

Former track great Phinney turns to road success in Italy

BMC rider Taylor Phinney of the U.S. celebrates as he wears the lead rider’s pink jersey on the podium after winning the opening time trial of the Giro d’Italia in Herning May 5, 2012. Phinney was quickest over the 8.7 km time trial through the streets of Herning in Denmark. The 95th Giro d’Italia starts […]

2011 Rugby World Cup: USA vs. Italy highlights

Sept. 27, 2011: Watch the highlights from the Rugby World Cup match between the U.S. and Italy.

2011 Rugby World Cup: Italy vs. Russia highlights

Sept. 20, 2011: Highlights from the Rugby World Cup match between Italy and Russia.

2011 Rugby World Cup: Australia vs. Italy highlights

Sept. 11, 2011: Watch highlights from the Rugby World Cup match between Australia and Italy.

Lindsey Vonn Nears History

Click here for the full 2014-2015 FIS Alpine Ski World Cup viewing schedule. VAL D’ISERE, France, Dec 20 (Reuters) – Lindsey Vonn’s stunning revival continued when she clinched her second victory in four races in a women’s downhill on Saturday to move within sight of the all-time record of World Cup wins. Back in action two weeks […]

Pope Wishes Rome Luck on Olympic Bid

Pope Francis (REUTERS/Giampiero Sposito) VATICAN CITY, Dec 19 (Reuters) – Pope Francis on Friday wished Rome luck for its bid to host the 2024 Olympics, which may include some events in the Vatican, but then joked that he would not be around to enjoy them. Francis, who turned 78 on Wednesday, improvised the comment at […]

Hat Trick for Steven Nyman in Val Gardena

Steven Nyman after winning in Val Gardena (REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini) Click here for the full 2014-2015 FIS Alpine Ski World Cup viewing schedule. By Patrick Lang VAL GARDENA, Italy, Dec 19 – American downhiller Steven Nyman demonstrated his love of Val Gardena’s Saslong piste with his third career victory at the Italian resort on Friday. In his 13 […]

Nyman sets pace in 1st Saslong DH training

PHOTO CREDIT: Nathan Bilow/Agence Zoom/Getty Images VAL GARDENA/GROEDEN, Italy – Steven Nyman (USA) has lived up to his reputation as a Val Gardena/Gröden specialist. The two-times winner (2006, 2012) is the only racer who clocked a time below 2 minutes (1:59.98 min). He is followed by Kjetil Jansrud (NOR, +0.16 seconds’’) and – a little […]

U.S. Seen as ‘Clear Favorite’ to Land 2024 Olympics

U.S. will bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics (Shutterstock) By Larry Fine Dec 16 (Reuters) – Prospects of the Summer Olympics returning to U.S. soil look good, according to domestic sports business experts who rate the United States as the early favorite to host the 2024 Games. The United States on Tuesday became the […]

U.S. Will Bid to Host 2024 Summer Olympics

Carl Lewis at the Los Angeles Olympic Games in 1984 (AFP/AFP/Getty Images) By Rory Carroll REDWOOD CITY, California, Dec 16 (Reuters) – The United States will bid for the 2024 Olympics, seeking to host the Summer Games for the first time since 1996, the country’s Olympic committee said on Tuesday. Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston and Washington are […]

Rome Will Bid to Host 2024 Olympic Games

Colosseum in Rome (Shutterstock) ROME, Dec 15 (Reuters) – Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi launched a bid on Monday to bring the 2024 summer Olympic Games to Rome, presenting it as a boost for the country as the capital reels from a corruption scandal and the economy flounders. Italy is the second country after Germany […]

2014 Luge Team Relay World Cup: Lake Placid: Team Germany wins

In the first relay race of the season, the dominating Germanys, featuring Natalie Geisenberger, Felix Loch, with Toni Eggert and Sascha Bencken get the win over Italy by .660 seconds with a new track record at 2:34.886.

Existing Olympic Sports Could Lose Events

By Ossian Shine MONACO, Dec 8 (Reuters) – The most powerful figures in world sport were frantically drawing lines in the sand in Monaco on Monday, seeking to protect their sports from an Olympic axe set to be swung to make room for new spectacles. No sooner had the proposal to scrap a limit of […]

2014 World Swimming Championship: USA wins 4x200m Free

In the Men’s 4x200m Freestyle short course, Tyler Clary anchored Team USA for the win at 6:51.68, edging Italy by just .12 seconds, in a very tight race.

Natalie Coughlin Aims for Fourth Olympics

Natalie Coughlin is aiming for her fourth Olympic Games in 2016 (REUTERS/Jeff Haynes) Click here for the full 2014-2015 swimming viewing schedule. By Matthew Tufts At age 32, Natalie Coughlin isn’t your average Olympian. Most of her friends have jobs where they are stuck in an office all day. Coughlin, conversely, is up in time for the […]

Germany plans doping law with prison terms for offenders

(Reuters) – The German government on Wednesday will unveil a draft bill that foresees jail terms and stiff fines for top athletes, coaches and managers who use or acquire banned substances, in an effort to crack down on drug users in elite sports. The draft bill will still need to be discussed in parliament and […]

FIVB calls for release of jailed Iranian protestor

(Reuters) – Volleyball’s governing body (FIVB) has called for the release of an imprisoned Iranian-British woman who took part in a demonstration at a match in Tehran against a ban on females attending some men’s sporting events. Ghoncheh Ghavami, 25, was sentenced to a year in jail on Nov. 2 for spreading anti-state propaganda, Iranian […]

Alberto Contador Wins Prestigious Velo d’Or

Alberto Contador (AP Photo/Paulo Duarte) Click here for highlights of Alberto Contador winning the 2014 La Vuelta a España. PARIS, Oct 29 (Reuters) – La Vuelta a España champion Alberto Contador has won the prestigious Velo d’Or award as the best rider of 2014. Spaniard Contador, who was already crowned in 2007, 2008 and 2009, beat Tour […]

Tour de France Organizers Unveil 2015 Route

Vincenzo Nibali celebrates his overall victory at the 2014 Tour de France (REUTERS/Jerome Prevost) By Julien Pretot PARIS, Oct 22 (Reuters) – Wind, cobbles, punchy climbs, a handful of grueling mountain-top finishes, almost no individual time trial — Tour de France organizers have designed one of the most exciting courses for the 2015 race, which will […]

USA Women’s Volleyball Wins World Championship

USA Volleyball (Courtesy of FIVB) MILAN, Italy (Oct. 12, 2014) – Team USA made history on Sunday,  beating China 3-1 (27-25, 25-20, 16-25, 26-24) and winning the first world championship gold medal for the U.S. Women’s program at the FIVB World Championship at the Mediolanum Forum in Milan. The U.S. Women had never before won gold at […]

Costs and bidding process scare off European hopefuls

(Reuters) – What do European cities Stockholm, Oslo, Krakow, Lviv, St Moritz and Munich have in common? They have all turned down or pulled out of bidding for the Winter Olympics in 2022 and triggered alarm bells at the International Olympic Committee. The withdrawals, with Oslo pulling out as recently as last week, have highlighted […]

Team USA Roster for FIVB Women’s Indoor Volleyball World Championships

CLICK HERE for the schedule to watch the FIVB Women’s Indoor Volleyball World Championships LIVE online. By Bill Kauffman  COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Sept. 17, 2014) – The U.S. Women’s National Volleyball Team, ranked second in the world and holding a 22-6 record in 2014, announced today its 14-player roster for the upcoming FIVB Volleyball Women’s World […]

Dylan van Baarle Wins 2014 Tour of Britain

LONDON, Sept 14 (Reuters) – Dutchman Dylan van Baarle won the Tour of Britain title after a trouble-free final stage through the streets of London on Sunday. The 22-year-old Van Baarle took a 10-second advantage over Poland’s Michal Kwiatkowski into the final 88.8km circuit race after the earlier time trial. Garmin-Sharp rider Van Baarle, who […]

Spanish ace Contador is king of Vuelta’s queen stage

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/JACKY NAEGELEN (Reuters) – Alberto Contador moved closer to a third Tour of Spain title by winning Monday’s 16th stage while his closest domestic rivals cracked in the final climb. Britain’s Chris Froome was second in the 160.5-km mountain trek, the Vuelta’s ‘queen stage’, after the Team Sky rider’s late acceleration helped the pair […]

Justin Gatlin Wins Sprint Double to Extend Undefeated Run

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 […]

2014 Vuelta a Espana: Stage 3: Matthews interview

Michael Matthew (ORICA) talks about getting the stage win and wins in France and Italy this year as well.

Ledecky sets world record in 400 meters freestyle

Photo Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports (Reuters) – American teenager Katie Ledecky set a world record in the 400 meters freestyle at the U.S. National Championships in Irvine, California on Saturday, while Michael Phelps struggled home in sixth in the 100m backstroke. The 17-year-old Ledecky clocked 3 minutes, 58.86 seconds to better the previous record of 3:59.15 […]

Mark Cavendish to Return from Injury

Mark Cavendish (AP Photo/Gian Mattia D’Alberto) Click here for USN’s 2014 cycling schedule LONDON, Aug 6 (Reuters) – Mark Cavendish will return to action in this month’s Tour de l’Ain stage race in eastern France having recovered from the shoulder injury he sustained in the Tour de France opening stage, his team said on Wednesday. […]

2014 Beach Volleyball World Tour: Klagenfurt: Men’s Best Scores

Check out the best scores from the Men’s medal matches, featuring some great rallies, awesome defense and quick shots as Brazil takes Gold, Italy Silver and Australia Bronze.

FIVB World Grand Prix Preview

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The U.S. Women’s National Volleyball Team will be in search of its sixth FIVB World Grand Prix title as Team USA opens the tournament’s first of three preliminary round weekends Aug. 1-3 in Ankara, Turkey. The Americans begin the 2014 edition on Aug. 1 versus No. 6 Russia at 6 a.m. […]

Vincenzo Nibali Wins 2014 Tour de France

Vincenzo Nibali (Reuters/Jerome Prevost) (Reuters) – Vincenzo Nibali became the first Italian to win the Tour de France since the late Marco Pantani on Sunday, dominating his rivals on all terrains as his main rivals crashed out of a superb three-week race. While Italy celebrated its seventh Tour winner, a jubilant France hailed its first […]

Peerless Nibali all but seals Tour with stage win

 PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/JEAN-PAUL PELISSIER (Reuters) – Vincenzo Nibali proved once again he has no serious rivals in the Tour de France when he powered to victory in the final mountain stage on Thursday, all but securing his maiden title in impressive fashion. The Italian, looking to become the sixth man to win all three grand […]

2014 Fencing World Championship: M Team Foil: Bronze Match

Last years defending champs Italy had to settle for Bronze this season, as they crush Russia 45-29, even newly crowned champ Alexey Cheremisinov (RUS) couldn’t help much.

2014 Fencing World Championship: W Team Foil: Gold Match

Lead by two time champion Arianna Errigo, Italy wins their third straight team championship (17th total) defeating Russia 45-39.

U.S. Men’s Team Wins FIVB World League Gold Medal

U.S. Men’s National Team (Courtesy of FIVB) By Tyson Rodgers COLORADO Springs, Colo. (July 20, 2014) – The U.S. Men’s National Team defeated the world’s No. 1 Brazil 3-1 (31-29, 21-25, 25-20, 25-23) on Sunday, to clinch the FIVB World League gold medal for a second time in the team’s history. “It’s unbelievable, I am […]

2014 Fencing World Championship: W Team Sabre: Bronze Match

Fuel by two time World Champ Olga Kharlan, who scored ten points in the final round to give the win to Ukraine, 45-42 over Italy

USA Fencing Team Travels to Senior Worlds

Miles Chamley-Watson (Nicole Jomantas/USA Fencing) (Colorado Springs, Colo.) – The USA Fencing Team had one of its most successful Senior World Championships in 2013 and Team USA’s medalists will be back for more in Kazan, Russia from July 15-23. Individual preliminary rounds will take place from July 15-17 for athletes ranked outside the top 16 […]

IOC President Discusses Brazil’s Preparations for 2016 Rio Games

Brazil is hosting the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Rio Games (Shutterstock) By Stephanie Nebehay LAUSANNE, Switzerland, July 9 (Reuters) – Brazil has presented an “encouraging report” about preparations for the 2016 Rio Games but vigilance is needed to ensure venues are ready, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Wednesday. IOC President Thomas […]

Tour de France Stage Winner Denied Kiss from Podium Girl

By Seth Rubinroit Cyclists who win a stage of the Tour de France stand triumphantly on the podium, positioned between two attractive podium girls. Upon being handed a prize, such as a stuffed animal or flowers, the cyclist kisses the podium girls on the cheek. Or at least that is what is supposed to happen. […]

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 […]

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 rider was set up by team mate Sebastien Chavanel in a finale also marked by a another massive crash in the […]

2014 FIVB Men’s Club World Championships: Belo Horizonte, Brazil: Semifinals

Hosts and current FIVB Volleyball Men’s Club World Championship title holders Sada Cruzeiro, automatically qualify for this year’s event. Sada Cruzeiro, who were silver medallists in the 2012/2013 Brazilian Super League, also finished second to Italy’s Trentino in the 2012 FIVB Volleyball Men’s Club World Championship held in Doha, Qatar.

2014 Beach Volleyball World Tour: Fuzhou: Best Men’s Scores

In the season opener, check out the best scores from the medal matches as Italy claims gold, Brazil settles for Silver and the Netherlands gets the Bronze.

2014 Rugby Sevens World Series: Hong Kong: Try Fail

As the match came to a close with Japan defeating Italy, gaining core team status, Hashino was about to score the final try, but the ball slips out of his hands- duho!


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