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LANE ONE: The NCAA is on the way to creating a new 1%:...

After losing some rounds in court battles that did not deliver any clear decisions, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) has formed “a working group to examine issues highlighted in recently proposed federal and state legislation related to student-athlete name, image and likeness.” What does that mean? U.S. District Court judge Claudia Wilken ruled in […]
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ATHLETICS Panorama: Richardson explodes with 10.75 world leader and World Junior Record!

LSU frosh Sha’Carri Richardson made a smooth transition from high school to collegiate track, going from a prep best of 11.28 two years ago to 10.99 going into the NCAA Championships in Austin, Texas. But on Saturday, she rocketed into world-class and contention for the World Championships in Doha with a stunning 10.75 victory in […]
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LANE ONE: The most interesting U.S. athletes and team to watch in 2019?

There will be plenty of off-the-field antics to follow in 2019, like doping and the continuing fallout from the Larry Nassar scandal, but how about on the field? Actually, this should be a pretty interesting year. Looking ahead, here are five athletes, events or match-ups to look forward to as the year progresses: 5. Athletics: […]
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ATHLETICS: Why did Allyson Felix have a bad 2018? Good reason!

If you wondered why Allyson Felix was absent from the track for most of 2018, the answer is she was pregnant. In a lengthy “as told to” post on the ESPNW site, Felix shared with ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne that “So when I ran a 51-second 400 at a race in Poland on June 8 and […]
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ATHLETICS: Remember Allyson Felix?

What’s happened to Allyson Felix? We didn’t see much of the six-time Olympic gold medalist in 2018; she ran just five times between late April and mid-June, with very modest results: 11.30 in the 100 m and 51.35 in the 400 m. But she has a plan and noted it a couple of days ago […]
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New bills of athlete’s rights are popping up like it’s 1791!

TSX HEADLINES – for June 18, 2018: Is everyone suddenly trying to be James Madison? The principal author of the famed U.S. Bill of Rights back in 1791 is being emulated by the International Olympic Committee and the World Anti-Doping Agency, which have introduced what are essentially athlete “bills of rights.” The IOC has the […]
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New bills of athlete’s rights are popping up like it’s 1791!

TSX HEADLINES – for June 18, 2018: Is everyone suddenly trying to be James Madison? The principal author of the famed U.S. Bill of Rights back in 1791 is being emulated by the International Olympic Committee and the World Anti-Doping Agency, which have introduced what are essentially athlete “bills of rights.” The IOC has the […]
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Thanks to Larry Nassar, being a coach or a team doctor is going...

TSX HEADLINES – for May 25, 2018: The House sub-committee hearing on the sexual abuse of Olympic athletes on Thursday painted a picture of a new day in the U.S. Olympic community for coaches and others who work with athletes. Although fairly slow and ponderous for most of the time, the discussion heated up in […]
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Thanks to Larry Nassar, being a coach or a team doctor is going...

TSX HEADLINES – for May 25, 2018: The House sub-committee hearing on the sexual abuse of Olympic athletes on Thursday painted a picture of a new day in the U.S. Olympic community for coaches and others who work with athletes. Although fairly slow and ponderous for most of the time, the discussion heated up in […]
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TSX Weekend Fab Five: Three weeks of World Championships drama

The Sports Examiner’s best Olympic-sport performances of the weekend includes a look back at the astonishing World Championships in track & field in London and what American athletes accomplished over the past three weeks in the prime Olympic sports of swimming and track: => No. 5: Mo Farah and Usain Bolt These two track & […]
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EXTRA/Four more U.S. medals, but no fairy-tale farewells for Farah & Bolt

PALM DESERT, August 13, 2017 – Sure, the United States women’s 4×100 m relay team won gold at the IAAF World Championships, but the day featured two great champions who did not fulfill the hopes of their fans. Mo Farah finished second in the 5,000 m, with American Paul Chelimo winning the bronze, and Usain […]
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EXTRA/Phyllis Francis’ 400 m win even shocked her!

PALM DESERT, August 10, 2017 – A crazy day of track & field, held in a heavy rain in London, ended with surprise finishes in the women’s 400 m and men’s 400 m hurdles. In both cases, the Olympic champions from Rio went down to defeat, including a shocking finish to the women’s 400 that […]
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Allyson Felix: Yes to Tokyo in 2020!

PALM DESERT, Feb. 28, 2017 – Six-time Olympic gold medalist Allyson Felix announced at last night’s Los Angeles Sports Awards that she is planning to compete in Tokyo in 2020. She had told news media last summer that she 2016 Games in Rio would be her last, but at 31, she says has a lot […]
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Allyson Felix once again the toast of Los Angeles

PALM DESERT, Jan. 16, 2017 – There’s no doubt that Allyson Felix is one of the great track & field athletes of our age. And that her 2016 season, riddled with injury, was her most challenging. But she ended it with gold medals in Rio and she will be honored as the Sportswoman of the […]
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Redemption in Zurich for Allyson Felix?

PALM DESERT, Sep. 1, 2016 – Allyson Felix won two gold medals and a silver in Rio, but never got to compete in her favorite event, the 200 meters. Tonight at the Weltklasse Zurich meet, she gets a showdown with Rio 200 champ Elaine Thompson of Jamaica, silver winner Dafne Schippers of the Netherlands, plus […]
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Lane One leads to Gold!

PALM DESERT, Aug. 20, 2016 – The U.S. women’s 4×100 m relay team was relegated to the tight turns of lane one for the final after yet another American relay snafu in the heats. But Tianna Bartoletta, Allyson Felix, English Gardner and Tori Bowie were more than equal to the challenge, winning in 41.02, the […]
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