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ATHLETICS: World lead for Coleman, McLaughlin runs down Muhammad in 400 m hurdles...

There was a buzz about this year’s Bislett Games, in front of a sold-out crowd at Oslo’s famed Bislett Stadium … and it was American teen Sydney McLaughlin whizzing down the final straightaway in the 400 m hurdles. This was the much-anticipated showdown between the 19-year-old McLaughlin, the world leader from 2018, and Rio Olympic […]
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ATHLETICS Preview: Coleman vs. Gatlin and Muhammad vs. McLaughlin highlight sold-out Bislett Games

You knew track & field was in trouble a couple of years ago when the stands were hardly filled at the Bislett Games in Oslo (NOR), one of the showpiece events in the sport. So last Friday’s announcement was welcome news: “For the first time in our 54-year history there is no tickets left for […]
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ATHLETICS Panorama: Gong stars in Nanning, takes world lead away from Ealey

One of the shocks of the Shanghai Diamond League meet was American Chase Ealey’s victory in the women’s shot over reigning World Champion Lijiao Gong of China. But that was only round one. At the new IAAF World Challenge meet in Nanning (CHN) on Tuesday, Gong was in better form, getting out to 19.84 m […]
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ATHLETICS: Lyles edges Coleman in 9.86; six world leads in sensational Shanghai Diamond...

This is more like it! The much-anticipated Diamond League meet in Shanghai delivered with fabulous head-to-head competition and six world-leading marks: ● Men/100 m: 9.86, Noah Lyles (USA) and Christian Coleman (USA) ● Men/5,000 m: 13:04.16, Yomif Kejelcha (ETH) ● Men/400 m hurdles: 47.27, Abderrahmane Samba (QAT) ● Men/Javelin: 87.55 m (287-3), Andreas Hofmann (GER) […]
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ATHLETICS Preview: Coleman vs. Lyles and Samba vs. Benjamin and a lot more...

The 2018 World Championships in Doha (QAT) are a long way off, but this week’s second Diamond League meet has a heavyweight feel to it. The track inside the Shanghai Stadium has been resurfaced and there are more than a dozen thrilling match-ups on paper. The most anticipated: Men ● 100 m: When he’s been […]
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LANE ONE: Who’s the best? The IAAF is down to its top five...

Apart from the doping, politics, suspensions and court cases, there was some pretty good sport taking place in 2018. The awards are starting to be announced and one of the best of the year-end awards programs is the Athlete of the Year awards in track & field, presented annually in a big gala in Monaco, […]
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ATHLETICS: Coleman and Barega historic in Brussels Diamond League

Two stunning performances took last Friday’s IAAF Diamond League Final at the AG Memorial Van Damme in Brussels from noteworthy to historic: ∙ Christian Coleman of the U.S. exploded from the blocks and was never challenged on the way to the world’s fastest 100 m time in three years in 9.79, a lifetime best and […]
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ATHLETICS Preview: Baker vs. Coleman in Diamond League Final in Brussels

The IAAF Diamond League schedule will conclude with the AG Memorial Van Damme in Brussels (BEL) on Friday, with 15 events to be held and $1.6 million in prize money up for grabs. As with the Weltklasse im Zurich meet on Thursday, the Diamond League Finals are the best-paying meets outside of a major championship, […]
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ATHLETICS: Coleman & Miller-Uibo win Birmingham showdowns

The last IAAF Diamond League meet prior to the finals at the end of this month proved to be less than hoped for in terms of marks, but it featured two great sprint races in which American Christian Coleman and Shaunae Miller-Uibo of the Bahamas shone brightest. The men’s 100 m saw Coleman, who has […]
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Final “regular-season” Diamond League meet comes to Birmingham Saturday

Will 100 m co-world leader Noah Lyles be smiling after Saturday’s meet in Birmingham?TSX EXTRA – for August 17, 2018: The IAAF Diamond League season is coming to a close in August and the final “regular-season” meet is tomorrow in Birmingham (GBR) at the Muller Grand Prix. It’s the final opportunity to qualify for the […]
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Final “regular-season” Diamond League meet comes to Birmingham Saturday

TSX EXTRA – for August 17, 2018: The IAAF Diamond League season is coming to a close in August and the final “regular-season” meet is tomorrow in Birmingham (GBR) at the Muller Grand Prix. It’s the final opportunity to qualify for the big-money finals in Zurich (SUI) and Brussels (BEL) at the end of the […]
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The days of being anonymous are over: Russia 2018’s legacy will be the...

TSX HEADLINES – for July 16, 2018: The 2018 World Cup in Russia is over and except for French fans waiting to buy shirts with two stars on them, the memory is already fading. But there will be a legacy from Russia 2018, worn around the necks of future spectators in World Cups and likely […]
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The days of being anonymous are over: Russia 2018’s legacy will be the...

TSX HEADLINES – for July 16, 2018: The 2018 World Cup in Russia is over and except for French fans waiting to buy shirts with two stars on them, the memory is already fading. But there will be a legacy from Russia 2018, worn around the necks of future spectators in World Cups and likely […]
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Remember when 108,000 came to see a track meet at Stanford?

TSX HEADLINES – for July 11, 2018: There was a time when track & field was a higher-profile part of the American sports scene. Like when 108,000 spectators invaded Stanford Stadium in 1960 for the U.S. Olympic Trials and saw five new or tied world records as the American team was selected, just about this […]
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Remember when 108,000 came to see a track meet at Stanford?

TSX HEADLINES – for July 11, 2018: There was a time when track & field was a higher-profile part of the American sports scene. Like when 108,000 spectators invaded Stanford Stadium in 1960 for the U.S. Olympic Trials and saw five new or tied world records as the American team was selected, just about this […]
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Will Ashton Eaton and Jackie Joyner-Kersee’s world records be buried in Berlin?

TSX HEADLINES – for June 1, 2018: Two of the most cherished world records in track & field are Ashton Eaton’s decathlon mark of 9,045 points and Jackie Joyner-Kersee’s 7,291 points in the heptathlon. But those records may be short-lived, thanks to two rising stars whose focus is on the European Championships in Berlin’s Olimpiastadion […]
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Will Ashton Eaton and Jackie Joyner-Kersee’s world records be buried in Berlin?

TSX HEADLINES – for June 1, 2018: Two of the most cherished world records in track & field are Ashton Eaton’s decathlon mark of 9,045 points and Jackie Joyner-Kersee’s 7,291 points in the heptathlon. But those records may be short-lived, thanks to two rising stars whose focus is on the European Championships in Berlin’s Olimpiastadion […]
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German athletes demand 25% of IOC revenue because Olympic sports are irrelevant

TSX HEADLINES – for May 30, 2018: An open letter to International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach from the Athletes Commission of the German National Olympic Committee was posted last week and asked for 25% of IOC “profits” to go directly to athletes. Bach, himself an Olympic gold medalist from Germany in 1976, will have […]
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German athletes demand 25% of IOC revenue because Olympic sports are irrelevant

TSX HEADLINES – for May 30, 2018: An open letter to International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach from the Athletes Commission of the German National Olympic Committee was posted last week and asked for 25% of IOC “profits” to go directly to athletes. Bach, himself an Olympic gold medalist from Germany in 1976, will have […]
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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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