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Sam Mikulak wins second men's title at U.S. gymnastics championships

  Sam Mikulak isn't much on regret. It's just not his thing. So there was no pep talk necessary after the easygoing Mikulak stumbled through the opening round of the U.S. men's gymnastics championships on Friday. He blew it. He knew it. And he knew he had a chance at redemption in Sunday's final. "I guess I get over things pretty easily," Mikulak said....
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Sam Mikulak rallies for US gymnastics title

PITTSBURGH (AP) Sam Mikulak successfully defended his U.S. men's gymnastics title Sunday, rallying past Jake Dalton in the final rotation to cap a dramatic comeback. The three-time NCAA champion began the day in fourth place but surged past Dalton and former national champions John Orozco and Danell Leyva with six nearly flawless routines. Mikulak had a two-day total of 180...
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OLYMPIC ATHLETES DRESS UP FOR THE 2014 GOLDEN GLOBES

Olympic athletes will soon don their red, white and blue at the Winter Games in Sochi, but ski goggles, skates, and snow suits were nowhere in sight last night. A variety of winter and summer athletes turned out for the Golden Globe Awards. They hit the red carpet in designer fashions, before celebrating at the “Gold Meets Golden” party. The second annual “Gold Meets Golden”...
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January 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Gold medalist Ross headlines American Cup field

Olympic women's gymnastics team gold medalist Kyla Ross and Olympic men's gymnastics bronze medalist Danell Leyva highlight the field for the 2013 American Cup. The eight-man, eight-woman field will also feature U.S. men's Olympic team member Jake Dalton and U.S. Olympic alternate Elizabeth Price. The competition will also include Olympic men's all-around silver...
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January 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Mazeika shaping 'team-first' philosophy

HOUSTON -- This latest moment of truth for the U.S. men's gymnastics team is a byproduct of patience and precision, planning and philosophy. With each corresponding step during his remarkable run of success as national team coordinator, Kevin Mazeika, owner of Mazeika Elite Gymnastics in Houston, considers his growth central to the development of the program he has been commissioned...
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July 28, 2012  |  Discuss

US veteran Horton left out running for all-around

National champion John Orozco and Olympic trials winner Danell Leyva will compete in all six events when men's team qualifications begin Saturday. The U.S. lineup, announced Friday, means two-time Olympic medal winner and team captain Jon Horton will not be eligible for the all-round competition at the O2 Arena. Horton finished third in the all-around at the 2010 world championships...
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July 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Pink carpet least of the issues for gymnasts

To go for the gold, gymnasts at the O2 Arena will first have to navigate the pink. Acres and acres and acres of it. The competition floor at the gymnastics venue is awash in yards of eye-popping pink fabric. Imagine the inside of the world's largest Barbie Dreamhouse and you get the idea. ''It's definitely a little bit in your face,'' British men's...
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July 25, 2012  |  Discuss
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