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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

Universal Sports is your destination for comprehensive coverage of the 2013 World Women’s Curling Championships. Get LIVE online streaming and on-demand access to all events listed below, as well as free post-event highlights, photo galleries, and more. (All times ET — subject to change) Is the 2013 World Women’s Curling Championships available for purchase/PPV Online? […]

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.

Rolland is surprise downhill gold medallist

France’s Marion Rolland speeds down the course on his way to win the women’s downhill at the Alpine skiing world championships in Schladming, Austria, Sunday, Feb.10, 2013. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno) By Manuele Lang SCHLADMING, Austria, Feb 10 (Reuters) – France’s Marion Rolland used her knowledge of the course to snatch a surprise downhill gold medal […]

Svindal joins ski greats with second downhill win

Norway’s Aksel Lund Svindal speeds down the course on his way to win the men’s downhill at the Alpine skiing world championships in Schladming, Austria, Saturday, Feb.9, 2013. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati) By Manuele Lang SCHLADMING, Austria, Feb 9 (Reuters) – Aksel Lund Svindal joined an illustrious group on Saturday when he became world downhill champion […]

Javier Fernandez (ESP) claims historic gold medal

Gold medallist Javier Fernandez of Spain poses during the award ceremony for the men’s skating at the European Figure Skating Championships in Zagreb, January 26, 2013. (REUTERS/Antonio Bronic) Courtesy of isu.org The competition at the ISU European Figure Skating Championships 2013 concluded in Zagreb, Croatia on Saturday with the Men’s and Ladies Free Skating. Javier […]

Bobrova, Soloviev (RUS) dance to gold

Gold medallists Ekaterina Bobrova and Dmitri Soloviev of Russia pose during the award ceremony for the ice dance competition at the European Figure Skating Championships in Zagreb, January 25, 2013. (REUTERS/Antonio Bronic) The 2013 ISU European Figure Skating Championships continued in Zagreb, Croatia on Friday with the Ladies Short Program and the Free Dance. Adelina […]

Volosozhar, Trankov (RUS) skate to Pairs gold

Winners of the overall pairs competition pose with their medals on the podium at the European Figure Skating Championships in Zagreb, January 24, 2013. Seen are from (L-R) silver medallists Aliona Savchenko and Robin Szolkowy of Germany, gold medallists Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov and bronze medallists Stefania Berton and Ondrej Hotarek of Italy. (REUTERS/Antonio […]

Bobrova and Soloviev (RUS) capture lead in Short Dance

Russia’s Ekaterina Bobrova and Dmitri Soloviev perform during the ice dance short dance program at the European Figure Skating Championships in Zagreb, January 23, 2013. (REUTERS/Antonio Bronic) Courtesy of isu.org The 2013 ISU European Figure Skating Championships opened in Zagreb, Croatia on Wednesday with the Short Dance and the Pairs Short Program. Ekaterina Bobrova/Dmitri Soloviev […]

Universal Sports announces “Winter Bowl” lineup with 30 hours of coverage

Men’s World Cup Skiing at the Famed Hahnenkamm in Kitzbühel Headlines 30 Hours of World-Class Winter Sports Action Universal Sports Network announced its on-air schedule for this weekend’s “Winter Bowl” programming lineup. From Friday, January 25 through Sunday, January 27, Universal Sports will air 30 hours of premier winter sports action from around the globe, […]

Rebensburg wins foggy Super-G in Cortina

Germany’s Viktoria Rebensburg speeds down the course on her way to clock the fastest time in the first run of an Alpine ski World Cup women’s Super G, in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Marco Trovati) By Patrick Lang CORTINA D’AMPEZZO, Italy, Jan 20 (Reuters) – Germany’s Viktoria Rebensburg made the most […]

Vonn back on top in Cortina

Chasing history, @lindseyvonn wins the @fisalpine World Cup Women’s Downhill for her 58th World Cup victory! Congrats!! http://t.co/yQrlNkgf — Universal Sports (@universalsports) January 19, 2013 By Patrick Lang CORTINA D’AMPEZZO, Italy, Jan 19 (Reuters) – Lindsey Vonn returned to her winning ways after a self-imposed Christmas break when she dominated the Cortina d’Ampezzo downhill for […]

Innerhofer wins Wengen downhill

Italy’s Christof Innerhofer speeds down the course on his way to win an Alpine Ski World Cup men’s downhill, in Wengen, Switzerland, Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013. (AP Photo/Shinichiro Tanaka) By Manuele Lang WENGEN, Switzerland, Jan 19 (Reuters) – Christof Innerhofer boosted his world championship hopes when he became the first Italian in 16 years to […]

Frenchman Pinturault wins Wengen super-combined

By Manuele Lang WENGEN, Switzerland, Jan 18 (Reuters) – France’s Alexis Pinturault made the most of his all-round talent to clinch his third World Cup race in a men’s super-combined in Wengen on Friday. The 21-year-old, one of the most exciting prospects to emerge in the sport in recent years, outclassed his rivals in the […]

Extraordinary Hirscher wins in Adelboden

Austria’s Marcel Hirscher speeds past a gate on his way to win an alpine ski men’s World Cup slalom in Adelboden, Switzerland, Sunday, Jan.13, 2013. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati) By Manuele Lang ADELBODEN, Switzerland, Jan 13 (Reuters) – Austria’s Marcel Hirscher won his third World Cup slalom in succession on Sunday, fighting back from the disappointment […]

McKennis leaves Vonn chasing shadows in St. Anton

By Patrick Lang ST ANTON, Austria, Jan 12 (Reuters) – Alice McKennis underlined the depth of American alpine skiing as she eclipsed her more celebrated compatriot Lindsey Vonn to claim her maiden World Cup downhill victory in St Anton on Saturday. While all eyes were on Vonn who was making her comeback following a three-week […]

Ligety wins Adelboden at last

By Manuele Lang ADELBODEN, Switzerland, Jan 12 (Reuters) – A last-gasp mistake by arch-rival Marcel Hirscher handed American Ted Ligety his first victory in the Adelboden classic giant slalom on Saturday. Ligety clinched his 15th top spot in the discipline in a combined time of two minutes 28.67 seconds. The world champion owed his fourth […]

Kowalczyk makes it 4 in a row

Justyna Kowalczyk of Poland reacts after crossing the finish line to win the ladies’ FIS Tour de Ski after the 9km free final climb pursuit start from the lago di Tesero track to Cermis, in Val di Fiemme, January 6, 2013. (REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo) Poland’s Cross-Country Skiing super star Justyna Kowalczyk makes it 4 FIS Tour […]

2013 UCI Cyclo-Cross World Cup: Elite Men’s – Roma (REPLAY)

The next round of the UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup will be held in Rome, Italy. (Full event replay)

Tour de Ski gap closes on Kowalczyk

TOBLACH, Italy (Jan. 3) – Poland’s Justyna Kowalczyk remained in the Tour de Ski lead with a comfortable win in the 15k freestyle pursuit, but the field closed the gap with Sweden’s Charlotte Kalla 23.3 back and Therese Haug of Norway 28.7 back. Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) dropped from fifth to eighth, but is now just […]

Randall untouchable in Tour win

VAL MUESTAIR, Switzerland (Jan. 1) – American Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) was absolutely untouchable on New Year’s Day, leading qualifying by nearly five seconds and winning each of her three heats by huge margins to claim her second victory in three Tour de Ski starts in the freestyle sprint at Val Muestair. The win boosted Randall […]

2012 Full Event Replays

(Photo by Friedemann Vogel/Bongarts/Getty Images) Looking for the link to a full event replay? Find it below by month … Note: BendBroadband, DIRECTV, DISH and Hawaiian Telcom subscribers can log in and view all of these full event replays for free by accessing the (SIGN-IN WITH CABLE/SAT PROVIDER) button above. Authentication, or verification, is the […]

Kowalczyk gaps field to take Tour lead

OBERHOF, Germany (Dec. 30) – Poland’s Justyna Kowalczyk made a big statement in Sunday’s 9k classic pursuit stage two of the Tour de Ski, posting a 41.4 second win over Norway’s Therese Johaug and moving into a commanding lead in her bid for a fourth straight Tour title. Tour de Ski leader Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) […]

Reichelt and Paris win Bormio downhill

By Patrick Lang BORMIO, Italy, Dec 29 (Reuters) – Hannes Reichelt and local favorite Dominik Paris were joint winners in the closest finish to an Alpine skiing World Cup downhill, with only 0.02 seconds separating the top four in Bormio on Saturday. Austrian Reichelt and Italian Paris both had the time of one minute and […]

Yearender: Armstrong case sends shockwaves, Britain rules

By Julien Pretot PARIS, Dec 28 (Reuters) – The Lance Armstrong scandal left a huge gap in cycling’s record books and further tainted the sport in a year when Britain experienced Olympic bliss in the wake of Bradley Wiggins’ Tour de France title. Armstrong was banned for life and stripped of his record seven Tour […]

Warm weather no concern for Oberhof

Courtesy of http://www.fiscrosscountry.com With just two days to go until the start of the 7th edition of the Viessmann FIS Tour de Ski presented by Craft Sportswear in Oberhof, Germany, the weather is yet again a major story. After days of above seasonal temperatures, the stadium is showing the wear of days of warm wind […]

 
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