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2013 FINA World Championship: Women’s Springboard: He Zi wins

After winning silver in the Olympics, He Zi (CHN) crushed it with two 80 plus dives, winning by 27.15 points and finally claiming gold.

Sherone Simpson Fails Drug Test

(Reuters) – Jamaican Olympic relay silver medalist Sherone Simpson said on Sunday she had tested positive for a stimulant at last month’s national championships. Simpson, 28, was a member of the Jamaican team that finished second in the 4×100 relay at last year’s London Olympics. She finished equal second in the 100 meters at the […]

Tyson Gay Fails Drug Test; Pulls Out Of Racing While Awaiting B Sample Test

By Gene Cherry RALEIGH, North Carolina | Sun Jul 14, 2013 (Reuters) – Tearful former double sprint world champion Tyson Gay said on Sunday he had tested positive for a substance he could not identify and was pulling out of next month’s world championships in Moscow. Gay, who had the year’s fastest 100 metres time […]

Campbell – Brown Suspended By Jamaican Track Federation

By Kayon Raynor KINGSTON | Tue Jun 18, 2013 6:10pm EDT (Reuters) – Jamaica’s twice Olympic 200 meters champion Veronica Campbell-Brown was suspended by her national federation on Tuesday following a positive test for a banned diuretic at a meeting last month. “The Jamaican Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) can now confirm that a case concerning […]

2013 US Swimming Grand Prix: Elizabeth Beisel interview

Rowdy Gaines talks to Olympic medalist Elizabeth Beisel (USA) about her life after the Olympics.

Olympic Medals Revealed

(Reuters) – The Sochi 2014 Olympics medals got their first public airing on Thursday with organizers unveiling the prizes for Russia’s first ever Winter Games and Paralympics. With eight months to go until the opening ceremony, a record 1,300 medals were manufactured with the Russian city hosting more events than any previous Winter Olympics. Depending […]

Universal Sports Update: Sochi Games

After the tragedy at the Boston Marathon, Winter Olympics Sochi Games organizers promises high security.

Fraser-Pryce Runs Year’s Fastet 100m; Jeter Hurt At Diamond League Shanghai

(Reuters) – Olympic 100 metres champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce eased to victory on a damp evening at the Shanghai Diamond League meeting on Saturday while world champion Carmelita Jeter was stretchered off the track after finishing third. As low clouds settled around the stadium for the evening meet, the Jamaican sprinter pulled away from her American […]

Maurice Clarett Playing In Sevens Tournament

The Columbus Dispatch reports today that former Ohio State and Denver Broncos running back Maurice Clarett will be participating in the Ohio Rugby Sevens Invitational in Mechanicsburg, Ohio on May 25th. He will be playing for the Columbus affiliate of Tiger Rugby, who incidently will be responsible for picking the 2016 USA Rugby Sevens Olympic […]

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 […]

2013 Rumble On the Rails: USA vs Iran: Dlagnev vs Ghasemi

Just like he did in the Olympics, and at the World Cup, Komeil Ghasemi (IRA) defeats Tervel Dlagnev (USA), stealing the first period and help Iran beat Team USA 6-1.

Ohno rules out Sochi, says career is over

Bronze medallist, US Apolo Anton Ohno, shows the number 8 as he celebrates his eighth Olympic medal at the end of the Men’s 5000 m relay short-track final at the Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver, during the 2010 Winter Olympics on February 26, 2010. (AFP PHOTO / ROBYN BECK) By Julian Linden NEW YORK, April 24 […]

Johnny Spillane retires

<small.Nordic combined skier Johnny Spillane of the United States poses with his silver medals for the cross-country individual NH/10 km, the cross-country individual LH/10 km and the cross-country 4 x 10 km relay in the NBC Today Show Studio at Grouse Mountain on February 26, 2010 in North Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images) […]

Jeptoo keeps her feet for Kenya, Kebede takes men’s win

By Alison Wildey LONDON, April 21 (Reuters) – Priscah Jeptoo took advantage of a fall by Ethiopia’s Olympic champion Tiki Gelana to give Kenya their third successive victory in the women’s race at the London Marathon on Sunday. Ethiopian Tsegaye Kebede made up for missing out on the Olympics and destroyed Kenyan hopes of retaining […]

2013 London Marathon: Men’s race: Kebede wins

Ethiopian Tsegaye Kebede made up for missing out on the Olympics and destroyed Kenyan hopes of retaining the men’s title by overhauling 2011 winner Emmanuel Mutai in the closing stages to win in two hours six minutes and four seconds.

Farah odds on for early shower in London

Mo Farah (GBR) defeats Galen Rupp (USA) to win the mens 10,000m final, 27:30.42 to 27:30.90, during the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY By Alison Wildey LONDON, April 18 (Reuters) – Not even odds of 25-1 can persuade double Olympic champion Mo Farah to abandon his carefully laid […]

Kiprotich wants to be inspiration in London

Stephen Kiprotich (UGA) celebrates after winning the men’s marathon during the London 2012 Olympic Games at The Mall. Mandatory Credit: Leo Mason-USA TODAY Sports By Alison Wildey LONDON, April 17 (Reuters) – Stephen Kiprotich, who overcame childhood illness and the might of the Kenyans on his way to winning marathon gold at the London Olympics, […]

Champion Kipsang plots London win for Kenya

By Alison Wildey LONDON, April 17 (Reuters) – London Marathon men’s champion Wilson Kipsang plans to work with his Kenyan colleagues on Sunday in a bid to keep the title in the east African country. Kenya have won all but one of the last nine men’s London marathons, with 2010 being the odd year out […]

Blake may miss two meetings through hamstring injury

By Kayon Raynor KINGSTON, April 16 (Reuters) – Jamaica’s world 100 meters champion Yohan Blake could miss the Jamaica International Invitational on May 4 and the Shanghai Diamond League meeting a fortnight later because of a hamstring injury, his coach Glen Mills said on Tuesday. Mills told Reuters that the right hamstring injury sustained by […]

Isinbayeva to launch season in Shanghai in May

Yelena Isinbaeva (RUS) competes in the women’s pole vault during the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports MOSCOW, April 11 (Reuters) – Pole vault world record holder Yelena Isinbayeva will make her first appearance of the season at next month’s Diamond League meeting in Shanghai, the Russian athletics […]

2013 World Men’s Curling Championships: Men’s Bronze & Gold Medal Games & Medal Ceremony

This event is a qualifying event for the 2014 Winter Olympics, awarding points to countries based on performance at the worlds.

2013 World Men’s Curling Championships: Men’s Playoff Game #2 & Semifinal

This event is a qualifying event for the 2014 Winter Olympics, awarding points to countries based on performance at the worlds.

2013 World Men’s Curling Championships: Men’s Playoff Game #1

This event is a qualifying event for the 2014 Winter Olympics, awarding points to countries based on performance at the worlds.

2013 World Men’s Curling Championships: Sweden vs. Denmark, Switzerland vs. Japan, Canada vs. Sweden

This event is a qualifying event for the 2014 Winter Olympics, awarding points to countries based on performance at the worlds.

Olympic champion Eaton wants decathlon in Diamond League

April 3 (Reuters) – Olympic decathlon champion Ashton Eaton wants the multi-discipline event to be included in the Diamond League series. The decathlon, made up of 10 different track and field disciplines, features mainly in major championships because competition takes place over two days. “I believe decathlon should have a hand in the Diamond League […]

2013 World Men’s Curling Championships: Norway vs. Sweden

This event is a qualifying event for the 2014 Winter Olympics, awarding points to countries based on performance at the worlds.

2013 World Men’s Curling Championships: Victoria, BC: Denmark vs. Norway

This event is also a qualifying event for the 2014 Winter Olympics, awarding points to countries based on performance at the worlds.

Bolt wins 150-meter race at Copacabana beach

Jamaican Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt (C) leaps ahead of Brazil’s Bruno de Barros (L) and Ecuador’s Alex Quinonez to win the “Mano a Mano Men’s 150 metres” challenge on Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, March 31, 2013. (REUTERS/Sergio Moraes) CLICK HERE to watch the race Usain Bolt won his first sprint of the […]

Oxford gain revenge by eclipsing Cambridge in Boat Race

LONDON, March 31 (Reuters) – Oxford buried memories of their painful defeat 12 months ago as they surged past Cambridge to win the 159th University Boat Race by almost two lengths on a chilly and windy River Thames on Sunday. Last year Oxford felt they had been robbed of the win after Cambridge won a […]

2013 World Men’s Curling Championships: Victoria, BC: Featured Game

This event is also a qualifying event for the 2014 Winter Olympics, awarding points to countries based on performance at the worlds.

2013 ISU Speed Skating Single Distance Championship: Fatkulina becomes 1000m champ

As Russia marches towards the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, things look good as Olga Fatkulina gets a championship win for the home crowd by .27 seconds in the Women’s 1000m.

2013 World Women’s Curling Championships: Riga: Gold Medal

This event is also a qualifying event for the 2014 Winter Olympics, awarding points to countries based on performance at the worlds.

2013 World Women’s Curling Championships: Riga: Bronze Medal

This event is also a qualifying event for the 2014 Winter Olympics, awarding points to countries based on performance at the worlds.

2013 World Women’s Curling Championships: Riga: Semifinal

This event is also a qualifying event for the 2014 Winter Olympics, awarding points to countries based on performance at the worlds.

2013 World Women’s Curling Championships: Riga: Playoff

This event is also a qualifying event for the 2014 Winter Olympics, awarding points to countries based on performance at the worlds.

2013 World Women’s Curling Championships: Playoff

This event is also a qualifying event for the 2014 Winter Olympics, awarding points to countries based on performance at the worlds.

2013 World Women’s Curling Championships: Canada vs. China, Canada vs. Japan

This event is also a qualifying event for the 2014 Winter Olympics, awarding points to countries based on performance at the worlds.

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 […]

2013 World Women’s Curling Championships: Riga: Canada vs. Switzerland

This event is also a qualifying event for the 2014 Winter Olympics, awarding points to countries based on performance at the worlds.

2013 World Women’s Curling Championships: Riga: Canada vs. Germany

This event is also a qualifying event for the 2014 Winter Olympics, awarding points to countries based on performance at the worlds.

2013 World Women’s Curling Championships: Japan vs. USA

This event is also a qualifying event for the 2014 Winter Olympics, awarding points to countries based on performance at the worlds.

2013 World Women’s Curling Championships: Canada vs. Sweden

This event is also a qualifying event for the 2014 Winter Olympics, awarding points to countries based on performance at the worlds.

Bolt to run 100m in Rome’s Golden Gala

March 19 (Reuters) – Six-times Olympic champion Usain Bolt will run the 100 meters at Rome’s Golden Gala meeting on June 6, organizers said on Tuesday. The Jamaican world record holder has already announced appearances in the 200 at Oslo’s Bislett Games on June 13 and at the Paris Golden League meeting on July 6 […]

2013 World Women’s Curling Championships: Italy vs. Canada

This event is also a qualifying event for the 2014 Winter Olympics, awarding points to countries based on performance at the worlds.

2013 World Women’s Curling Championships: Riga: USA vs. Canada

The 2013 Titlis Glacier Mountain World Women’s Curling Championship will be held at the Volvo Sports Centre in Riga, Latvia from March 16 to 24. It marks the first time that Latvia has hosted the World Women’s Championship. This event is also a qualifying event for the 2014 Winter Olympics, awarding points to countries based on performance at the worlds.

2013 World Women’s Curling Championships: Riga: Canada vs. Denmark (3/17)

This event is a qualifying event for the 2014 Winter Olympics, awarding points to countries based on performance at the worlds.

Davis and White reclaim ice dance crown

By Steve Keating LONDON, Ontario, March 16 (Reuters) – Americans Meryl Davis and Charlie White capped a perfect season by reclaiming the ice dance title from Canadians Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir at the figure skating world championships on Saturday. While the title will change hands, it will not go far with the good friends […]

2013 World Women’s Curling Championships: Riga: Scotland vs. Canada (3/16)

This event is a qualifying event for the 2014 Winter Olympics, awarding points to countries based on performance at the worlds.

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 […]

Chan channels home support for record score

By Steve Keating LONDON, Ontario, March 13 (Reuters) – Canada’s Patrick Chan took full advantage of home ice to deliver a record-smashing short program and stake his claim for a third straight figure skating world championship crown on Wednesday. Chan had not performed like a world champion this season but looked every inch a gold […]

Russian duo top German rivals in short program

By Steve Keating LONDON, Ontario, March 13 (Reuters) – Russia’s Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov took a step towards ending the reign of four-time world champions Aliona Savchenko and Robin Szolkowy by grabbing the lead after the pairs short program on Wednesday. Beaten into second place by the German duo at the previous two world […]

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 […]

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 Speed Skating Short Track World Championships: Women’s 500m: Meng wins

Wang Meng (CHN) finished with a time of 43.718, beating out yesterday’s 1500m winner Park Seung-Hi. Meng won the gold medal at the 2010 Olympics in the 500m.

Blake to run at opening Doha Diamond League meeting

March 4 (Reuters) – Jamaica’s 100 meters world champion Yohan Blake is the first high-profile athlete to sign up for the opening Diamond League event in Doha, organizers said on Monday. The meeting on May 10 in Qatar is the first of the 14 Diamond League fixtures. “This will be my first time in Qatar […]

 
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