Rio Olympics

Sixteen reigning Olympic and World Champions confirmed for Doha DL

DOHA, Qatar – With just one week to go, the line-up of global superstar athletes that will feature in the Doha 2017 Diamond League promises to be one …

Olympics

Shane Tusup In Hungarian Spotlight After Yelling “I’ll Kill You” At Coach Darren Ward

<b>Shane Tusup</b>, the American coach of Hungarian <b>Katinka Hosszu</b> and whose poolside antics have been a part of his wife and charge’s passage to the podium …

Olympics

Get ready to Push the Boat Out - just two weeks to go!

by Susie Nation-Grainger today at 10:05 am 13-21 May 2017<p>Push the Boat Out © Paul Wyeth / RYA<p><b>The countdown to RYA Push the Boat Out is ON with just</b> …

Sailing

See the Futuristic Architecture of Brazil's Past

Cathedral of Brasília (framework) designed by Oscar Niemeyer.<br>Dmitri Kessel—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images<p>1 of 14<p>As all eyes turn to Rio de …

Architecture

Dutch moving on (quickly) from Rio 2016 >> Scuttlebutt Sailing News

Hyères, France (April 26, 2017) – Afrodite Zegers and Anneloes van Veen (NED) were unstoppable on day two of Sailing’s World Cup Series Hyères, …

Olympics

FINA Proposes Changes in Olympic Lineup, What Does This Mean?

Photo Courtesy: The Japan Times<p><i>By Katie Lafferty, Swimming World College Intern.</i><p>At the last long course World Championships, held in Kazan, Russia in …

Olympics

Olympian shares touching moment she discovers she's won a medal 9 years later

For professional athletes, there's nothing like the sweet moment of Olympic victory. British heptathlete Kelly Sotherton shared a video of her Olympic moment with her Twitter followers... nine years after the Games.<p>In the video, Sotherton discovers that she has been upgraded to the heptathlon …

Humor

Two-time Olympic gold medallist rower James Cracknell among Tory candidates to fight for Brentford and Isleworth seat

Two-time Olympic gold medal winning rower James Cracknell is among the front-runners to become the Tory candidate for the seat of Brentford and …

World Politics

Muguruza confirmed to play at Birmingham grasscourt event

LONDON (Reuters) - Former Wimbledon runner-up Garbine Muguruza will prepare for this year's Championships on the Birmingham grass courts after confirming she has entered June's Aegon Classic on Tuesday.<p>The Spanish player, beaten by Serena Williams in the 2015 Wimbledon final, is one of four current …

No. 1 prospect Samantha Brunelle, No. 1 dunker Francesca Belibi invited to USA Basketball trials

Samantha Brunelle, the No. 1 prospect in the espnW HoopGurlz Terrific 25 for the 2019 class, and Francesca Belibi, who made national headlines this …

USA Basketball

‘Dancing with the Stars’ controversy: Was Heather Morris robbed, or did she deserve to go? [POLL]

“Dancing with the Stars” is a competition where arguably the best dancer was just eliminated. Actress <b>Heather Morris</b>, best known for playing …

Entertainment

101-year-old woman wins 100 metre sprint

Man Kaur, a 101-year-old Indian woman, racked up her 17th gold medal this week at the World Masters Games in Auckland, New Zealand, completing the 100 metre sprint in one minute 14 seconds.<p>Truth be told, she was the sole competitor in the race, with no other runners coming forward to take part in …

Sailing

Tirico takes over for Hammond on NBC's horse racing coverage

Mike Tirico is taking the reins from Tom Hammond as a host of NBC's Triple Crown horse racing coverage.<p>Tirico adds the job to his recently announced duties as host of the network's prime-time Olympics coverage starting next winter in South Korea.<p>Hammond has accepted a reduced role after covering …

Sports

Thiem beats Edmund to reach 3rd round in Barcelona

Fourth-seeded Dominic Thiem of Austria cruised to a 6-1, 6-4 victory over Kyle Edmund of Britain to advance to the third round of the Barcelona Open …

Sports

Emmick piles up first-place finishes for Southeast Warren girls

Elise Emmick ran to five first-place finishes as the Southeast Warren girls ran at Wayne and Eddyville-Blakesburg while the boys competed at …

Des Moines

3-Time Danish Olympian Lotte Friis Announces Retirement

By Braden Keith on SwimSwam Danish Olympic medalist <b>Lotte Friis</b> has announced her retirement from competitive swimming, calling it a career via her …

Swimming

British Sailing Team at World Cup Hyères - Day 1

by Lindsey Bell, RYA today at 6:55 pm 23-30 April 2017<p>Ben Cornish on day 1 at World Cup Hyères © Richard Langdon / British Sailing Team<p><b>Ben Cornish</b> …

Sailing

Anthony Joshua vs Wladimir Klitschko undercard: A look at the card featuring Katie Taylor and Scott Quigg

<b>Everyone is talking about the huge heavyweight showdown between Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko on Saturday but the big men aren’t the only</b> …

Boxing

Carlisle leads Warren County schools with 11 Drake Relays events

Carlisle leads all Warren County schools with 11 qualifying events for the Drake Relays with Indianola following with seven and Norwalk five.<p>Carlisle …

Team USA

Penn men will try to repeat in Relays' Championship of America

In dominating the Penn Relays since winning its first Championship of America race in 1955, Villanova and coach Marcus O'Sullivan are accustomed to …

Philadelphia

Athletics: Bekele was not wearing 'Breaking2 shoes', say Nike

LONDON (Reuters) - The running shoes that Kenenisa Bekele blamed for his struggles in Sunday's London Marathon were not the revolutionary new model designed for use in the Breaking2 attempt on a sub-two hour marathon, manufacturers Nike said on Tuesday.<p>Track superstar Bekele was on world record …

Marathons

Adam Peaty: Olympic champion in GB World Championships team

<b>Olympic champion Adam Peaty is in a 29-strong British Swimming team for this year's World Championships in Hungary.</b><p>The 100m breaststroke world record holder, 22, will defend his title when the championships start on 14 July.<p>Fellow Rio 2016 medallists Jazz Carlin, James Guy, Stephen Milne, …

40th NSW State Championship at Speers Point Amateur Sailing Club

by Jenny Sorensen today at 8:44 pm 14-16 April 2017<p>Tasar NSW State Championship © Beth Morley / www.sportsailingphotography.com<p>Congratulations goes …

Sailing

The boxer who refuses to cash in on beating a champion

<b>Mihai Nistor was the last - and only - fighter to knock out world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua. But while Joshua now earns millions, Nistor survives in his Bucharest apartment, still an amateur on a modest income. Why has he spurned boxing's riches?</b><p>He sits alone on a park bench, surrounded …

Boxing

Olympic pole vaulter Shawn Barber comes out as “gay and proud”

World champion and Olympic pole vaulter Shawn Barber has come out as gay.<p>Taking to Facebook on Monday 24 April, the Canadian sportsman shared a brief …

Record motorcycle jump attempt before Talladega race on May 7 canceled

Alex Harvill’s attempt at a world record motorcycle jump before the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway on May 7 has been canceled.<p>According to Monster Energy, the 24-year-old rider sustained a foot injury this week practicing for the planned 425-foot ramp-to-ramp leap …

Sports

Olympic champion Germany heads Women's WCup qualifying draw

Olympic champion Germany has been drawn in a 2019 Women's World Cup qualifying group with Iceland, Czech Republic, Slovenia, and the Faeroe …

Europe

'All I do is ride a bike': Olympian Laura Kenny tells of 'huge honour' as she receives CBE alongside her husband Jason

Laura Kenny, the four-time Olympic champion, said "all I do is ride a bike" as she spoke of the "huge honour" at being made a CBE alongside her husband Jason during a ceremony at Buckingham Palace yesterday.<p>The 25-year-old cyclist, who is expecting her first child, said "nothing compares" to being …

Cycling

Even sports news in North Korea is bizarre

President Xi Jinping said he hopes all sides will "refrain from taking any action that will aggravate tensions on the Peninsula." Video provided by Newsy Newslook<p>War games, whether in the form of military strategizing or parading nuclear weaponry as a show of force, are not really games at all, …

Korean Peninsula

Russian heptathlete stripped of Beijing 2008 bronze

BERLIN (Reuters) - Russian Olympic heptathlete Tatiana Chernova was stripped of her 2008 Beijing Games bronze medal on Monday after she tested positive to banned substances in re-tests of her sample.<p>Chernova's 2008 sample tested positive for anabolic steroid turinabol as did the sample from the …

Summer Olympics