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LANE ONE: Is the FINA Champions Swim Series the way forward, or a...

The first edition of the FINA Champions Swim Series has now been completed, with three meets and more than $2 million in prize money distributed to the competing athletes. Was it worthwhile, or a waste of time (and money)? It seems to me they were both, but that there is a major flaw in the […]
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SWIMMING: King sweeps Efimova, but Flickinger and Hosszu also claim world leaders in...

The final day of the final stop in the inaugural FINA Champions Swim Series in Indianapolis saw three world-leading swims, and further confirmation that Lilly King owns the women’s breaststroke events: ● King completed a sweep of the 50-100-200 m Breaststroke swims, beating Russian Yulia Efimova for the third straight time, winning the 100 m […]
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SWIMMING: King out-touches Efimova twice, plus two more wins for Sjostrom in Champions...

There aren’t a lot of well-known feuds in world-class swimming, but the Rio rivalry between breaststroke stars Lilly King of the U.S. and Russia’s Yulia Efimova is one that even fans outside of the sport know well. And they matched up twice on the first day of the final leg of the FINA Champions Swim […]
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SWIMMING Preview: Sjostrom looking for second straight five-sprint sweep in final FINA Champions Swim...

The third and final leg of the inaugural FINA Champions Swim Series comes to the IUPUI Natatorium in Indianapolis, Indiana on Friday and Saturday...

SWIMMING: Lazor lights up King, moves to no. 2 all-time U.S. in Tyr...

The story of the second and third days of the Tyr Pro Swim Series in Bloomington, Indiana has been Indiana star Lilly King, who set world-leading marks in the 50 and 100 m Breaststroke events. But on day four, she got Lazored. The gold medalist in the 2018 FINA World Short-Course Championships in the 200 […]
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SWIMMING: She’s the King: Lilly King swims world-leading 50 m Breast at Tyr...

With her NCAA career at Indiana now completed, Olympic and World champ Lilly King has time for events like the Tyr Pro Swim Series in her home pool in Bloomington, Indiana. And she took advantage this week with her second world-leading mark on Saturday. She led from the start to post a 30.03 mark, easily […]
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SWIMMING: Indiana’s King posts world leader in Bloomington, while Adrian returns for fourth...

While the focus heading into the Tyr Pro Swim Series meet in Bloomington was the return to competition of Nathan Adrian, an Indiana star actually stole the headlines. In her professional debut, ex-Indiana star Lilly King – swimming in her home pool – won the 100 m Breaststroke in a world-leading 1:05.68, the only best-in-the-world […]
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SWIMMING Preview: Nathan Adrian returns to the pool in Tyr Pro Swim Series...

The feel-good story of the 2019 swimming season will come this week at the Counsilman Billingsley Aquatics Center at Indiana University with the return of five-time Olympic gold medalist Nathan Adrian for the fourth leg of the Tyr Pro Swim Series. Adrian, now 30, disclosed in January that he had been diagnosed with testicular cancer, […]
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Sensational NCAA Track & Field Championships introduces the next generation of stars

TSX HEADLINES – for June 11, 2018: The just-completed NCAA Track & Field Championships were one of the most memorable, thanks to an astonishing 90 minutes on Friday with three collegiate records set. Michael Norman, Rai Benjamin, Cameron Burrell, Chris Nilsen, Aleia Hobbs, Lynna Irby,Sydney McLaughlin, Keturah Orji and Maggie Ewen are just some of […]
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Sensational NCAA Track & Field Championships introduces the next generation of stars

TSX HEADLINES – for June 11, 2018: The just-completed NCAA Track & Field Championships were one of the most memorable, thanks to an astonishing 90 minutes on Friday with three collegiate records set. Michael Norman, Rai Benjamin, Cameron Burrell, Chris Nilsen, Aleia Hobbs, Lynna Irby,Sydney McLaughlin, Keturah Orji and Maggie Ewen are just some of […]
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The future of Olympic sport isn’t on television, or is it?

TSX HEADLINES – for May 16, 2018: Your beautiful new, flat-screen television is about to become useless for watching Olympic sports. The move to online streaming is picking up steam. NBC is in on it in cycling, track & field and other sports and the exploding FloSports network now has two dozen sports on offer […]
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The future of Olympic sport isn’t on television, or is it?

TSX HEADLINES – for May 16, 2018: Your beautiful new, flat-screen television is about to become useless for watching Olympic sports. The move to online streaming is picking up steam. NBC is in on it in cycling, track & field and other sports and the exploding FloSports network now has two dozen sports on offer […]
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How hard is it to make a living as an Olympic-sport athlete?

PALM DESERT, June 30, 2017 – One of the issues most prominent in Hungarian swim star Katinka Hosszu’s screed against FINA, the aquatics governing body, is that unless you’re one of the top five athletes in your event, you can’t make a living at your sport. Is that really right? We did some checking and […]
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It’s Good to be the King!

PALM DESERT, Aug. 9, 2016 – Lilly King’s pulsating win over the reigning World Champion Yuliya Efimova of Russia in the women’s 100 m breaststroke was one of the highlights of Monday’s action at the Games of the XXXI Olympiad. The Sports Examiner has you covered for Tuesday’s 14 finals in eight sports: Our unofficial […]
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