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CURLING Preview: Hasselborg and Schuster headline World Mixed Doubles Champs in Norway

Maybe curling is getting TOO popular. That’s one conclusion you could draw from the 2019 World Mixed Doubles Championship, getting ready to start on Saturday...

WRESTLING Preview: Powerful U.S. team in Argentina for Pan American Champs

The United States wrestling teams – men’s Freestyle, men’s Greco-Roman and women’s Freestyle – have full squads in Buenos Aires (ARG) for the 2019 Pan American Championships to defend their team titles in all three disciplines. The U.S. dominated the Freestyle competitions last year, winning the men’s title over Cuba, 230-130 and the women’s title […]
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ATHLETICS Panorama: “GoSydGo” takes off in Los Angeles with a 49.83 relay leg!

Originally created as an alternative to the Texas Relays, the Rafer Johnson-Jackie Joyner-Kersee Invitational at UCLA’s Drake Stadium has been the site of some...

THE BIG PICTURE: Howman pushing for more innovation in doping control

When David Howman talks, people in the sports world should listen. The former Director General of the World Anti-Doping Agency is increasingly critical of the standard testing program now in place, which still relies primarily on taking urine samples. Reuters reported on his Monday remarks to a conference of the Partnership for Clean Competition in […]
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ATHLETICS: Cherono outsprints Desisa, Degefa runs away with Boston Marathon win

The weather was brutal at the start, but fine at the finish for Kenya’s Lawrence Cherono and Ethiopia’s Worknesh Degefa at the 123rd Boston Marathon on Monday. The women started first and much attention was focused on two-time World Champion Edna Kiplagat (KEN), who was the 2017 Boston winner. But after running with the pack […]
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ICE HOCKEY: Finland makes history, but U.S. wins bizarre final in shoot-out, 2-1

In a strange and even surreal final in front of a screaming home crowd in Espoo, Finland appeared to win the IIHF World Championship...

CYCLING: Gilbert moves into elite company with sprint victory at Paris-Roubaix

Belgium’s Philippe Gilbert is no stranger to success. At 36, he has won more than six dozen races in his professional career, including the...

ATHLETICS: Two world leaders in Grenada Invite, but Gatlin pulls up in 200...

The third Grenada Invitational always finds drama and this year’s meet focused all of the attention on the final event, the men’s 200 m. Comebacking Andre De Grasse (CAN) and 2017’s 100 m world champ Justin Gatlin of the U.S. were supposed to be the dramatis personae, but it didn’t turn out that way. Off […]
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ATHLETICS Preview: Strong field and better conditions for 123rd Boston Marathon on Monday

The weather was the story of the 2018 Boston Marathon, run in cold, wet and windy conditions hardly suited for racing, but which produced memorable champions in Yuki Kawauchi (JPN: 2:15:58) and Des Linden (2:39:54). The situation looks a bit better for Monday for the 123rd running of this race, with temperatures projected in the […]
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SWIMMING: Andrew stuns Kalisz in 200 m Medley on final day of Tyr...

“That hurt so bad; I have a massive headache. I didn’t expect that at all.” Neither did anyone else, as 19-year-old Michael Andrew dominated not the 50 m sprint races he’s famous for, but the 200 m Medley, defeating superstars Chase Kalisz and Caeleb Dressel on the final day of the third Tyr Pro Swim […]
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FIGURE SKATING: Tennell leads U.S. to fourth World Team Trophy title in Fukuoka

A solid performance from Bradie Tennell helped the United States to another victory in the ISU World Team Trophy competition, ending Saturday in Fukuoka,...

SWIMMING: Dressel back to dominant with four wins (so far) at Tyr Pro...

After seven gold medals at the 2017 FINA World Championships, there seemed like nothing Caeleb Dressel couldn’t do. Then came a motorcycle accident last June that almost caused him to miss the U.S. Nationals, the meet which principally selected the U.S. team for the 2019 World Championships. That contributed to what Dressel called “just a […]
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FIGURE SKATING: Chen & Zhou go 1-2 twice to help U.S. into World Team...

“We knew we were strong going in and we wanted to fight together as a team and to show how strong we are.” That comment...

SWIMMING: World leader for Ledecky, PR for Smith in 800 m Free headlines...

The third leg of USA Swimming’s Tyr Pro Swim Series in Richmond, Virginia showcased some of the world’s best swimmers in the middle of a hard training time. And it showed. The marks were good, but not great compared to the world’s top marks as most of the other important swimming nations are in the […]
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ICE HOCKEY: U.S. women blank Japan, face Russia in Worlds semis

The U.S. women’s hockey team continued its march toward a 19th straight World Championships final with a 4-0 shutout of Japan in its quarterfinal...

FIGURE SKATING Preview: Strong U.S. team looks to be favored in World Team Trophy...

The sixth World Team Trophy competition will be held this week to finish off the 2018-19 international figure skating season, but outside of Tokyo...

ICE HOCKEY: U.S. women rocket through Group A, start playoffs on Thursday vs. Japan

The four-time defending World Champion U.S. women finished the round-robin action in the 2019 IIHF World Championships in Espoo (FIN) as the definite favorites...

SWIMMING Preview: World leaders Ledecky and Flickinger headline Tyr Pro Swim Series 3

The third leg of the Tyr Pro Swim Series comes this week in Richmond, Virginia and the Collegiate School Aquatic Center, beginning on Wednesday (10th) with the 800 m Freestyles and following with full programs from Thursday through Saturday. When we last left the Tyr Pro Swim Series in Des Moines, Iowa in early March, […]
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ATHLETICS Panorama: Ten more world leaders, including 21.91 m (71-10 3/4) for Tom...

As the outdoor season gets going, there are plenty of new, outdoor world-leading marks, but hardly any to really be excited about. Of 10 outdoor leaders over the last weekend, the best was a victory for Commonwealth Games champion Tom Walsh (NZL) in the Australian Nationals in Sydney, reaching 21.91 m (71-10 3/4). Good, but […]
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STAT PACK: Results for the week of 1-7 April 2019

The Stat Pack: a summary of results of international Grand Prix, World Cup and World Championships events, plus U.S. domestic events and Pan American championships events of note. In this week’s issue are reports on 16 events in 11 sports: ● Artistic Swimming: FINA World Series ● Athletics: IAAF Race Walk Challenge ● Badminton: BWF […]
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