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Dani Moreno Wins Stage 4; Vincenzo Nibali Regains Overall Lead

By Alasdair Fotheringham FISTERRA, Spain | Tue Aug 27, 2013 1:57pm EDT (Reuters) – Italian Vincenzo Nibali had completed the fourth stage of the Tour of Spain on Tuesday and pedaled four kms back to his Astana team bus for a shower before he learned he had moved into the race lead. A late split […]

2013 FIVB Beach Volleyball Grand Slam: Moscow: Top 5 Scores from medal matches

Check out the best spikes, saves, rallies, and blocks from gold medal game Brazil vs Germany and bronze medal game Spain vs Italy.

Vincenzo Nibali Takes Overall Lead At Vuelta

By Alasdair Fotheringham ALTO DO MONTE DA GROBA, Spain | Sun Aug 25, 2013 8:30pm BST (Reuters) – Favourite Vincenzo Nibali seized the lead in the Vuelta a Espana on Sunday’s first mountain top finish as Ireland’s Nicolas Roche clinched a solo stage victory and moved into second overall. After overnight leader and Astana team […]

USN Presents “Bikenado” along with the 2013 Vuelta a España

  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 […]

2013 FIE Fencing World Championship: USA wins Sabre Bronze

In the Women’s Team Sabre Bronze Medal match, USA defeated Italy with a final of 45-30. USA lead 10-0 after the first 2 rounds going but Italy fought back to make it a close game in the 3rd. The USA won the closing rounds to get the victory.

USN’s new TV Show: 2013 Interbike

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 […]

2013 FINA World Championships: Men’s Water Polo: Top 5 scores from the gold and bronze medal matches

Check out the top plays from Croatia vs Italy (bronze) and Hungary vs Montenagro (gold), as these teams battled it out on the final day of competition.

2013 FINA World Championships: Men’s Water Polo: CRO vs ITA in bronze medal match

Croatia defeated Italy with a final score of 10-8. Croatia lost several players throughout the course of the game due to foul outs and red cards but was ultimately able to walk away with their 3rd consecutive World Championship bronze medal.

Sun Yang Wins 800m Freestyle; Missy Franklin Wins 200m Freestyle

(Reuters) – Sun Yang broke down in tears after claiming the second of a possible three distance golds with victory in the 800 metres freestyle and American teenager Missy Franklin captured her third title of the world swimming championships on Wednesday. Olympic champion over 400 and 1,500 metres in London last year, Sun followed up […]

Chris Froome Wins 2013 Tour de France

By Julien Pretot PARIS | Sun Jul 21, 2013 (Reuters) – Chris Froome won the 100th edition of the Tour de France on Sunday to become the second British champion in successive years. Froome was untroubled on the 21st and final stage of the three-week race, a 133.5-km ride from Versailles to Paris and an […]

Universal Sports Update: More trouble for Powell

Track star Asafa Powell (JAM), who recently tested postived for a controlled substance, is now under investigation in Italy for possibly violating the country’s anti-doping policy.

Matteo Trentin Wins First Professional Stage; Chris Froome Retains The Yellow Jersey

By Julien Pretot LYON, France (Reuters) – Italy’s Matteo Trentin snatched his first professional victory and gave the Omega Pharma-Quick Step team their fourth Tour de France win this year when he claimed the 14th stage at the end of a long-range breakaway on Saturday. Trentin outsprinted breakaway companions Michael Albasini of Switzerland and American […]

Peter Sagan Wins Stage Seven; Impey Retains Yellow Jersey

By Julien Pretot ALBI, France | Fri Jul 5, 2013 5:53pm BST (Reuters) – Peter Sagan thrashed his rivals in the fight for the green jersey when he won the seventh stage of the Tour de France after a fine tactical move by his Cannondale team on Friday. Sagan outsprinted German John Degenkolb and Italian […]

Quiet Day Two At Tour de France; Jan Bakelants Wins First Stage Of His Career

By Julien Pretot AJACCIO, France | Sun Jun 30, 2013 12:15pm EDT (Reuters) – Belgian Jan Bakelants, a last-minute inclusion in the RadioShack-Leopard Tour de France roster, rode his luck to win the second stage by one second and take the overall leader’s yellow jersey on Sunday. Bakelants powered away from a six-man late breakaway […]

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 […]

Gatlin Runs 9.95, Beats Bolt At The Golden Gala In Rome

Rome, Italy – 6 June 2103 (Reuters) – Usain Bolt’s defeat by Justin Gatlin in the 100 metres at the Rome Diamond League meeting on Thursday is unlikely to cause the Olympic champion too much concern ahead of August’s world championships. American Gatlin, bronze medallist at the London Games after a four-year doping ban, ran […]

2013 Diamond League: Rome: Women’s 100m hurdles : Harper Nelson wins 2013, Rome, Italy, IAAF Track and Field Diamond League, In the Women’s 100m, Dawn Harper-Nelson (USA) (2008 Olympic champ) get her second win of the season at 12.65 seconds, followed by her teammates Lolo Jones, Virgin

2013 Men’s Volleyball Grand Slam: Corrientes: ITA beats BRA in bronze medal match

After winning the 1st set 21-13, Italy’s Paolo Nicolai and Daniele Lupo beat Brazil’s Bruno Schmidt and Pedro Salgado in their second set with a score of 22-20. Brazil hoped to rally in the second set, but failed to stay focused after a controversial call.

Vincenzo Nibali Takes Home Pink Jersey

BRESCIA, Italy, May 26 – As soon as Vincenzo Nibali took to the saddle of a racing bike he began to represent Italian cycling’s dream of a future world champion. Sunday’s Giro d’Italia victory fulfilled the hopes of a nation that had been waiting and watching since Nibali won the Tour of Spain in 2010 […]

Vincenzo Nibali Wins Stage 20; Overall Victory All But Assured

(Reuters) – Italy’s Vincenzo Nibali all but sealed overall victory in the Giro d’Italia after battling through a snowstorm and sub-zero temperatures to take his second stage win of the race deep in the Dolomite mountains on Saturday. His helmet, bike and race clothes caked in snow, Nibali raised first his right arm and then […]

Giro’s Stage 19 Canceled Due To Heavy Snow

(Reuters) – Heavy snow forced Giro d’Italia organisers to call off Friday’s mountainous stage 19 from Ponte di Legno to Val Martello and the route for the next day’s stage was re-designed. Saturday’s stage includes far fewer descents to ensure another day of mountain racing is not lost but it will still finish on the […]

Overall Leader Vincenzo Nibali Wins Stage 18 Time Trial

(Reuters) – Italy’s Vincenzo Nibali took a major step towards overall victory in the Giro d’Italia on Thursday after powering to his first stage win during this year’s race in an individual uphill time trial. Nibali more than doubled his overnight advantage over his closest overall pursuer, Australia Cadel Evans, from one minute 26 seconds […]

Giovanni Visconti Wins His Second Stage Of The Giro d’Italia

VICENEZA, Italy (Reuters) – Italian Giovanni Visconti recorded his second stage win of the Giro d’Italia on Wednesday to give his Movistar team their third straight victory and their fourth overall in the 2013 race. His compatriot Vincenzo Nibali retained the overall lead as the race reached its crucial final three mountain stages. Visconti, who […]

Vincenzo Nibali On Course To Win Giro

REUTERS – Benat Intxausti of Spain won the 16th stage of the Giro d’Italia on Tuesday, and favourite Vincenzo Nibali retained the overall lead as the race entered the final week. Intxausti won in a time of 5 hours, 52 minutes, 48 seconds, along the hilly 238 kilometres from Valloire, France, to Ivrea beating Tanel […]

Giovanni Visconti Grinds Out Win In Weather Shortened Stage 15

COL DU GALIBIER, France (Reuters) – Italian Vincenzo Nibali successfully contained his rivals’ attacks on the Giro d’Italia’s toughest high mountain stages on Sunday to take a big step towards overall victory. Nibali finished seventh in the stage, won by compatriot Giovanni Visconti, to retain the overall lead one minute 26 secones ahead of Australia’s […]

Mauro Santambrogio Wins Stage 14 Of Giro

(Reuters) – Italy’s Mauro Santambrogio won the 14th stage of the Giro d’Italia, a mountain top finish after a 163-kms ride on Saturday. Santambrogio beat compatriot Vincenzo Nibali, who came second in the same time and extended his overall lead after his rivals lost ground. Colombian Carlos Betancur was third, nine seconds off the pace […]

Cavendish Wins Successive Stages

CHERASCO, Italy, May 17 – A series of small but challenging climbs late on Friday’s stage of the 2012 Giro d’Italia could not stop Britain’s Mark Cavendish taking his fourth stage win and second in two days. Italy’s Vincenzo Nibali remained overall leader but it was sprinter Cavendish who stole the show again after compatriot […]

Wiggins Drops Out Of Giro

(Reuters) – A sick Bradley Wiggins withdrew from the Giro d’Italia on Friday to ensure he would be back to full strength for the Tour de France which starts on June 29. Pre-race favourite Wiggins and defending champion Ryder Hesjedal of Canada both pulled out of the Giro prior to the 13th stage citing illness. Wiggins, who […]

Cavendish Wins Stage 12, Wiggins Fades

(Reuters) – Britain’s Mark Cavendish racked up the 100th win of his career on stage 12 of the Giro d’Italia on Thursday but Bradley Wiggins’s hopes of overall victory were in tatters when he lost time on the main bunch. Tour de France champion Wiggins, who has been suffering from a chest infection, was dropped in the […]

Stage 11: Vincenzo Nibali retains the overall lead

May 15 (Reuters) – Lithuania’s Ramunas Navardauskas gave Garmin-Sharp a boost with a solo summit finish win on stage 11 the day after team leader Ryder Hesjedal lost all hope of repeating last year’s overall Giro d’Italia success. Navardauskas, who was part of a long-distance break of 20 through the Dolomite mountains, shed his closest […]

Rigoberto Uran Wins Giro d’Italia Stage 10, Nibali Keeps Lead

By Alasdair Fotheringham ALTOPIANO DEL MONTASIO, Italy (Reuters) – Colombian Rigoberto Uran moved into third place overall after capturing a solo victory in the Giro d’Italia’s first summit finish on Tuesday. Italian Vincenzo Nibali strengthened his overall lead after dropping Britain’s Bradley Wiggins and the Netherlands’ Robert Gesink on the final climb. Sky rider Uran […]

Vincenzo Nibali Holds Overall Lead At Giro

FIRENZE, ITALY (Reuters) – Pre-race favourite Bradley Wiggins endured another difficult day on a rain-lashed ninth stage of the Giro d’Italia although defending champion Ryder Hesjedal suffered most, dropping to 11th overall. Britain’s Wiggins, who crashed on a descent on Friday, remained fourth overall, one minute and 16 seconds behind leader Vincenzo Nibali despite for […]

Alex Dowsett wins Giro stage eight, Nibali leads

(Reuters) – New Giro d’Italia race leader Vincenzo Nibali took an important step towards possible victory on Saturday by limiting his losses to favourite Bradley Wiggins in a time trial won by Wiggins’s British compatriot Alex Dowsett. Movistar rider Dowsett had a three-hour wait before all the favourites had finished and he could be sure […]

Wiggins crashes, Intxausti takes lead, Hansen wins stage

Benat Intxausti of Spain wears the pink jersey of the overall leader as he sprays sparkling wine on the podium after completing the seventh stage of the Giro d’Italia, Tour of Italy cycling race, from Marina San Salvo to Pescara, Friday, May 10, 2013. Australian rider Adam Hansen won the hilly and rainy seventh stage […]

Peerless Cavendish times it right again in Giro

Britain’s Mark Cavendish celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the sixth stage of the Giro d’Italia, Tour of Italy cycling race, from Mola di Bari to Margherita di Savoia, Thursday, May 9, 2013. (AP Photo/Gian Mattia D’Alberto) By Alasdair Fotheringham MARGHERITA DI SOVOIA, Italy, May 9 (Reuters) – Britain’s Mark Cavendish captured […]

More chaos at Giro as German Degenkolb wins stage five

John Degenkolb of Germany celebrates on the podium after winning the fifth stage of the Giro d’Italia, Tour of Italy cycling race, from Cosenza to Matera, Wednesday, May 8, 2013. Degenkolb sprinted to victory on the fifth stage of the Giro d’Italia, following a crash near the finish, as Italian Luca Paolini retained the overall […]

Wiggins loses time as Battaglin leads Italian 1-2-3

Britain’s Bradley Wiggins, center, pedals in the pack during the fourth stage of the Giro d’Italia, from Policastro Bussentino to Serra San Bruno, Italy, Tuesday, May 7, 2013. Enrico Battaglin of Italy sprinted to the stage victory, while compatriot Luca Paolini retained the overall leader’s pink jersey. (AP Photo/Fabio Ferrari) By Alasdair Fotheringham SERRA SAN […]

Paolini in pink after stage win as Hesjedal attacks

Italy’s Luca Paolini crosses the finish line to win the third stage of the Giro d’Italia from Sorrento to Marina di Ascea, Italy, Monday, May 6, 2013, and gain the pink jersey of leader of the race. Paolini, who rides for Katusha, broke away toward the end of the final descent to complete the 222-kilometer […]

Team Sky takes stage two as Wiggins gains time on rivals

Sky team cyclists pedal on their way to winning a team time trial, in the second stage of the Giro d’Italia, in the southern Italian island of Ischia, Sunday, May 5, 2013. Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins powered the Sky team to victory and moved into second place overall, while his Italian teammate Salvatore […]

Cavendish sees pink with awe-inspiring sprint in Giro

British standout Mark Cavendish celebrates as he wins the opening stage of the Giro d’Italia in a sprint in Naples, Italy, Saturday, May 4, 2013. Cavendish, who rides for the Omega Pharma-Quick Step team, finished in 2 hours, 58 minutes, 38 seconds on the circuit in downtown Naples, which featured a long, flat finishing straight. […]

Queen Yuna reigns supreme at worlds

Gold medal winner Kim Yuna of Korea celebrates with fans after the ladies free skating at the ISU World Figure Skating Championships in London, Ontario, March 16, 2013. REUTERS/Fred Thornhill By Steve Keating LONDON, Ontario, March 16 (Reuters) – South Korean Kim Yuna capped her comeback season with a magical victory at the world figure […]

Kim not perfect but good enough at worlds

By Steve Keating LONDON, Ontario, March 14 (Reuters) – Kim Yuna felt her short program at the world figure skating championships on Thursday deserved a perfect score and while the judges did not agree they still gave the Olympic champion top marks. Making a comeback after nearly two years on the sidelines, the South Korean’s […]

Hirscher has hand on cup after race is cancelled

Slovenia’s Tina Maze, left, and Norway’s Aksel Lund Svindal pose with their trophies after winning the alpine skiing super-G overall World Cup in Lenzerheide, Switzerland,Thursday, March 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Armando Trovati) By Manuele Lang LENZERHEIDE, Switzerland, March 14 (Reuters) – Austrian Marcel Hirscher was assured his second Alpine skiing overall World Cup on Thursday after […]

No place like home for champions Virtue and Moir

By Steve Keating LONDON, Ontario, March 12 (Reuters) – Olympic and world ice dance champions Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir will enjoy home ice advantage this week as they defend their world championship crown but the Canadians will do their best to try and pretend they are somewhere else. Having grown up in Ilderton, just […]

Second straight Tirreno victory for Nibali

By Alasdair Fotheringham SAN BENEDETTO DEL TRONTO, Italy, March 12 (Reuters) – Home rider Vincenzo Nibali won the Tirreno-Adriatico race for the second year running after finishing 12th in Tuesday’s seventh and final stage. Britain’s Chris Froome and Alberto Contador of Spain, likely contenders for the Tour de France title later in the year, finished […]

Skaters chase world gold with eye on Sochi

By Steve Keating March 11 (Reuters) – Precious medals, valuable momentum and coveted Olympic berths will all be on the line this week at the world figure skating championships with skaters looking to lay down their markers ahead next year’s Sochi Winter Games. London, a southern Ontario university town just north of Detroit, will provide […]

2013 World Women’s Curling Championships Viewer’s Guide

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2013 FIS Alpine World Cup: Kranjska Gora: Men’s SL1 & SL2

Geographically, Kranjska Gora is positioned near Slovenia’s border with both Italy and Austria in the north-west of Slovenia, covering an area of 256.3 square km.

2013 FIS Alpine World Cup: Kranjska Gora: Men’s SL1 & SL2 (mobile)

Geographically, Kranjska Gora is positioned near Slovenia’s border with both Italy and Austria in the north-west of Slovenia, covering an area of 256.3 square km.

2013 FIS Alpine World Cup: Kranjska Gora: Men’s GS1 & GS2

Geographically, Kranjska Gora is positioned near Slovenia’s border with both Italy and Austria in the north-west of Slovenia, covering an area of 256.3 square km.

2013 FIS Alpine World Cup: Kranjska Gora: Men’s GS1 & GS2 (mobile)

Geographically, Kranjska Gora is positioned near Slovenia’s border with both Italy and Austria in the north-west of Slovenia, covering an area of 256.3 square km.

Italian Innerhofer keeps Austrians at bay in Garmisch

Italy’s Christof Innerhofer celebrates after winning an alpine ski men’s World Cup downhill race in Garmisch Partenkirchen, Germany, Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati) By Manuela Lang GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany, Feb 23 (Reuters) – Italian Christof Innerhofer secured his third World Cup downhill win of the season when he held off a trio of Austrians […]

American Ligety wins third gold in Schladming

United States’s Ted Ligety speeds down the course on his way to win the men’s giant slalom at the Alpine skiing world championships in Schladming, Austria, Friday, Feb.15, 2013. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati) By Brian Homewood SCHLADMING, Austria, Feb 15 (Reuters) – Ted Ligety became the first male skier for 45 years and only the fifth […]

2013 Rugby Six Nations: Round 2: Scotland’s top score

Stuart Hogg makes it 27-3 whicha all but ends the game for Italy.

2013 Rugby Six Nations: Round 2: SCO vs ITA

Scotland dominates Italy from start to finish 34-10, as both have a 1-1 record now.

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