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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.

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!

German former champ, Italian athlete test positive for drugs in Sochi

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/MICHAEL DALDER/FILES (Reuters) – Germany’s two-time Olympic cross-country skiing champion Evi Sachenbacher-Stehle and Italian four-man bobsleigh member William Frullani were thrown out of the Sochi Olympics on Friday after testing positive for drugs. Sachenbacher-Stehle, who was competing in the biathlon in Sochi but did not win a medal, tested positive for the stimulant methylhexanamin with the second sample […]

Protest group crashes Russia’s Olympics party, Norway strike gold

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/SHAMIL ZHUMATOV (Reuters) – Members of Russian protest group Pussy Riot crashed the Sochi Olympic party on Tuesday when they were detained at a police station, briefly diverting the world’s gaze from snowboarders and skiers who braved thick fog and rain to race. Five group members were among those held for around three hours […]

Canada, Germany strike winter gold, Russia basks in skating glory

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/MARKO DJURICA (Reuters) – Canada and Germany added to their gold medal hauls at the Winter Olympics on Monday, while Russia basked in the afterglow of its first title of the Games after the team figure skating victory captivated the host nation. The inaugural team event, decided at a packed Iceberg Skating Palace in Sochi on […]

Hoax threats before games play on Sochi security fears

CREDIT: REUTERS/ALEXANDER DEMIANCHUK (Reuters) – At least five European countries’ Olympic committees and the United States received letters in Russian on Wednesday making a “terrorist threat” before the Sochi Games, but Olympic chiefs said they posed no danger. Despite the assurances, the letters to committees in Italy, Hungary, Germany, Slovenia and Slovakia briefly caused alarm and underlined nervousness […]

Universal Sports Update: Aksel Lund Svindal wins Men’s Super G

Aksel Lund Svindal wins Men’s Super G in Val Gardena, Italy.

2012 Alpine World Cup: Tarvisio: Lindsey Vonn Wins Super G

March 6, 2012: Lindsey Vonn wins the Super G event in Tarvisio, Italy.

2011 Alpine World Cup: Cortina d’Ampezzo: Lindsey Vonn Wins Super G

January 23, 2011: Lindsey Vonn wins the Super G event in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy.

2011 Alpine World Cup: Cortina d’Ampezzo: Lindsey Vonn Wins Super G

January 21, 2011: Lindsey Vonn wins the Super G event in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy.

Universal Sports Network Unveils Extensive Multi-Platform Coverage of 2013-2014 FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup

LOS ANGELES (October 22, 2013) – Universal Sports Network will present extensive multi-platform coverage of the 2013-2014 FIS Alpine Ski World Cup season both on air and at Television coverage begins this Saturday, October 26, at 6 AM with a season preview show followed by live coverage from Soelden, Austria, at 6:30 AM ET […]

2010 Alpine World Cup: Cortina: Lindsey Vonn Wins Super G

Lindsey Vonn wins the super G event in Cortina, Italy on January 22nd 2010.

2010 Alpine World Cup: Cortina: Lindsey Vonn Wins Downhill

On January 23rd, 2010 Lindsey Vonn won the women’s downhill event in Cortina, Italy.

2009 Alpine World Cup: Tarvisio: Lindsey Vonn Wins Super G

February 22, 2009: Lindsey Vonn wins the super g event in Tarvisio, Italy.

2008 Alpine World Cup: Cortina d’Ampezzo: Lindsey Vonn Wins Downhill

January 19, 2008: Lindsey Vonn wins the downhill event in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy.

2008 Alpine World Cup: Sestriere: Lindsey Vonn Wins Downhill

February 9, 2008: Lindsey Vonn wins the downhill event in Sestriere, Italy.

2007 Alpine World Cup: San Sicario: Lindsey Vonn Wins Super G

January 28, 2007: Lindsey Vonn wins the super g event in San Sicario, Italy.

2013 UCI Road Cycling World Championships: Men’s Elite Road Race (mobile)

The Championships will consist of 12 events for elite, under-23 and junior cyclists. It will be the 86th Road World Championships, the 13th in Italy and the first time that the event will take place in Tuscany. This event airs Sept 29 @4:00amET. 


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