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GYMNASTICS: Biles wins All-Around in Stuttgart; two wins for Carey in Baku

A nice weekend for the U.S. women with victories in both FIG World Cups, including two impressive wins for Jade Carey in the Apparatus World Cup in Azerbaijan. But the focus of the gymnastics world was on a rare appearance by Olympic and World Champion Simone Biles in an All-Around World Cup in Stuttgart, Germany, […]
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GYMNASTICS Preview: Simone Biles headlines Stuttgart All-Around World Cup, with an Apparatus World...

Two gymnastics World Cup events are on tap this weekend, an Apparatus-only event in Azerbaijan and an All-Around World Cup in Stuttgart (GER) featuring a 4-foot, 8-inch superstar from Texas. ● FIG Apparatus World Cup in Baku This is the third FIG World Cup this season, beginning on Thursday. Qualifications will continue through Friday and […]
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GLOBETROTTING: Hanyu, Ledecká rise above it all in a year when world sport needed...

by Phil Hersh (For 28 years the Olympic Games specialist for the Chicago Tribune, Hersh is one of the true experts in the field and...

LANE ONE: The top Olympic-sport stories of 2018, part I: Thrills, yes, but...

As the calendar runs out on 2018, it’s worth looking back at the stories that were the most compelling, the most exciting and the most gut-wrenching over the course of the year. We’ve identified our top 10 stories of the year in Olympic sport, with today’s edition profiling nos. 10-6: 10. Cycling: Britain sweeps the […]
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GYMNASTICS: Historic Worlds for Simone Biles ends in Doha

The 2018 FIG World Championships in Doha (QAT) will be remembered for many things, not least of which is the first time this event has been held in the Middle East. But after a year off, American Simone Biles returned to author one of the most outstanding performances in the long history of the event: […]
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GYMNASTICS: Biles makes history with fourth world All-Around title

With the team competition over and a fourth straight World Championships gold medal for the United States secured, it’s now Simone Biles’ opportunity to re-write the record book for herself. She got an excellent start at the FIG World Championships in Doha (QAT) with her fourth All-Around title, a new record for the Worlds, where […]
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GYMNASTICS: U.S. women win fourth straight Worlds team title

For the fourth straight time, the United States women’s gymnastics team won the Team All-Around title at the FIG World Championships, being held in Doha (QAT) and in utterly dominating, historic fashion. Not only did the U.S. team of Simone Biles, Kara Eaker, Morgan Hurd, Riley McCusker and Grace McCallum won the overall title, but […]
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GYMNASTICS: U.S. men & women advance to World Champs Team Finals

The teams who entered the 2018 FIG World Championships in Doha (QAT) had one goal above all others: qualify for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. With the fields now set for the men’s and women’s Team finals coming up on Monday and Tuesday, Russia and China look set, with the U.S. dominating the women’s […]
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GYMNASTICS: Russia leads first men’s qualifying group at World Champs

The 2018 FIG World Championships are underway at the Aspire Dome in Doha (QAT), with the men’s team qualifying competition. After the first four groups out of 10, Russia leads at 258.402, followed by the Netherlands (245.663) and Switzerland (245.186). The remaining men’s groups will compete on Friday. The top individuals in the All-Around so […]
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GYMNASTICS Preview: Biles and Uchimura return to World Champs

The gymnastics world essentially took a year off in 2017, with a World Championships which did not include a team competition and many of...

LANE ONE: Mary Bono resigns from USA Gymnastics; Translation: “Who needs this !@#$...

The world’s no. 1 women’s gymnastics team is now part of a worldwide laughing stock as Mary Bono, hired as the interim Chief Executive of USA Gymnastics last Friday (12th), resigned on Tuesday. The seven-term California representative was herself a gymnast in her youth, but her appointment by the USA Gymnastics Board was met with […]
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GYMNASTICS: Biles and McCusker lead U.S. World Champs team

USA Gymnastics announced that its women’s team for the 2018 World Championships in Doha (WAT) will include Olympic and World Champion Simone Biles and reigning World Champion Morgan Hurd after a one-day Team Selection competition in Sarasota, Florida. The six athletes named to the team are Biles, Kara Eaker, Hurd, Grace McCallum, Riley McCusker and […]
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U.S. Anti-Doping in 2017: 9,936 tests, just 84 reported cases

TSX HEADLINES – for August 20, 2018: The United States Anti-Doping Agency issued its 2017 report and the details were remarkable: 9.936 tests and just 84 came back either with a violation or an initial adverse finding that is still being resolved. That’s a problem rate of 8/10ths of 1 percent, which is pretty good. […]
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U.S. Anti-Doping in 2017: 9,936 tests, just 84 reported cases

TSX HEADLINES – for August 20, 2018: The United States Anti-Doping Agency issued its 2017 report and the details were remarkable: 9.936 tests and just 84 came back either with a violation or an initial adverse finding that is still being resolved. That’s a problem rate of 8/10ths of 1 percent, which is pretty good. […]
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GYMNASTICS Preview: U.S. Championships to select American Worlds team in Boston

The competition gets serious now with the selection of the American team for the 2018 World Championships, taking place at the USA Gymnastics National Championships at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts (USA). The defending gold medalists from the 2017 Nationals: Men: All-Around: Yul Moldauer Floor Exercise: Yul Moldauer and Eddie Penev Pommel Horse: Alex […]
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Did you see that a Swedish teenager set an American record in the...

TSX HEADLINES – for August 17, 2018: One of the greatest pole vaulting competitions of all time came at the European Championships, with three men vaulting at the magical 6-meter mark and two clearing it. Then an 18-year-old competing for Sweden won the event at 6.05 m (or 19-10 1/4), not only setting his third […]
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Did you see that a Swedish teenager set an American record in the...

TSX HEADLINES – for August 17, 2018: One of the greatest pole vaulting competitions of all time came at the European Championships, with three men vaulting at the magical 6-meter mark and two clearing it. Then an 18-year-old competing for Sweden won the event at 6.05 m (or 19-10 1/4), not only setting his third […]
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The IAAF shows an iron hand to Russia on doping … and it’s...

TSX HEADLINES – for July 30, 2018: The president of the International Olympic Committee said he was ready to welcome Russia back into the Olympic Movement. The International Association of Athletics Federations – the IAAF – said not so fast. At its Council meeting last week, the IAAF’s task force on the Russian issue maintained […]
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The IAAF shows an iron hand to Russia on doping … and it’s...

TSX HEADLINES – for July 30, 2018: The president of the International Olympic Committee said he was ready to welcome Russia back into the Olympic Movement. The International Association of Athletics Federations – the IAAF – said not so fast. At its Council meeting last week, the IAAF’s task force on the Russian issue maintained […]
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The top stories of 2018 – part I: More tumult? More cheating?

TSX HEADLINES – for Jan. 1, 2018: If the problems of 2017 weren’t enough, more are coming in 2018. But there will be highlights, too. Will Simone Biles make a triumphant return to gymnastics? What about her teammates? Can anyone get close to the U.S. women at the FIBA World Cup in Spain in September. […]
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