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Olympic champ Lysacek out of nationals

Olympic champion Evan Lysacek's comeback is delayed again. Lysacek has withdrawn from the upcoming U.S. Figure Skating Championships because of a slow recovery from surgery on a sports hernia. The national federation made the announcement Friday; the event begins Jan. 25. The 27-year-old Lysacek had the surgery in November. He has been training with coaches Frank Carroll and...
Via AP on Fox
January 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Michelle Kwan marries Clay Pell

Olympic medalist figure skater Michelle Kwan and Clay Pell, a grandson of the late Sen. Claiborne Pell, have married in Rhode Island.
Via Fox Olympics
January 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Evan Lysacek healthy, eyeing 2 medals in Sochi

Another three weeks, and Evan Lysacek might have been a competitor at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships instead of a spectator. The reigning Olympic champion said Sunday he's fully recovered from November surgery to repair a torn abdominal muscle and is already able to do some of his triple jumps. ''I'm glad to be here - with mixed emotions, of course,'...
Via AP on Fox
January 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Harlem Skating features Hamilton, Lysacek

Figure Skating in Harlem celebrates its 16th anniversary Monday with a gala featuring Olympic champions Scott Hamilton and Evan Lysacek. Figure Skating in Harlem is the only organization in the country that combines the power of education with the grace and discipline of figure skating. It offers academic and fitness programs to girls in the area. Guests at Central Park's Trump...
Via AP on Fox
April 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Lysacek expects to compete in Sochi

The optimism and confidence oozing out of Evan Lysacek are worthy of an Olympic champion. He hopes to make that a two-time gold medalist next year at the Sochi Games. Even though Lysacek hasn't competed since winning at the Vancouver Olympics in 2010, he believes - make that expects - to be representing the United States in 10 months. ''I don't want to come back...
Via AP on Fox
April 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Johnny Weir provides dizzying look at what spinning on skates looks like (video)

Figure skaters probably don’t receive as much praise as they deserve for the amount of athleticism, skill and talent that is required to pull off even the most benign of moves that they routinely perform, on skates, no less. Johnny Weir provides some perspective on what spinning at a dizzying rate looks from a first [...]The post Johnny Weir provides dizzying look at what spinning...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
May 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Lysacek to return to competition at Skate America

Olympic champion Evan Lysacek will return to competition for the first time since Vancouver at Skate America. That Lysacek drew Skate America when the Grand Prix assignments were handed out Monday was no surprise. He'd hoped to make his return there last year, only to be sidelined by a torn abdominal muscle. The injury required surgery and also forced him out of the U.S. Figure...
Via AP on Fox
June 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Sasha Cohen has no qualms showing off the goods on Instagram (pics)

We have been longtime fans of U.S. Olympic figure skater Sasha Cohen here at the Sportress for many years — I mean, she’s a remarkable athlete, right? So, it was with great glee that we greeted happening upon her Instagram account. It is abundantly clear that not only does Miss Sasha Cohen have an amazing [...]The post Sasha Cohen has no qualms showing off the goods on Instagram...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
June 05, 2013  |  Discuss

GIFterpiece Theatre: Sasha Cohen, Hump Day GIFs

Via Guyism
June 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Olympic figure skater Sasha Cohen’s Instagram photos are winning the web

Sasha Cohen's highly decorated Olympic figure skating career pales in comparison to her dominant, bikini-clad Instagram account pictures.
Via Gamedayr
June 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Dallas Cowboys Position Preview: Running Back

This is the third post in my ongoing series reviewing the Dallas Cowboy’s roster position by position. Might as well just call this a position preview of DeMarco Murray and his unheralded, unproven backups, but that’s neither here nor there. Evaluating last year’s ground game as a whole is pretty laughable. As I’ve said many times, there’s a reason Romo had to chunk it...
Via Football and Futbol
July 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Lysacek enters International Classic

Olympic champion Evan Lysacek is expected to compete for the first time since winning the Vancouver gold medal in the International Figure Skating Classic. The second edition of the event will be held Sept. 11-15 in Salt Lake City and will feature more than 70 athletes representing nearly 20 countries. Lysacek hoped to end a personal hiatus last season, but was not healthy enough...
Via Fox Sports
July 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Lysacek begins long climb toward Sochi

It's been more than three years since Evan Lysacek skated off with the gold medal in Vancouver. He hasn't competed since. Yet, with the next Olympics 6 1-2 months away, Lysacek is taking aim at defending his title, something no male figure skater has done since Dick Button did it in 1952. Lysacek embraces the idea of making history embraces being back on the ice in any...
Via Fox Sports
July 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Lysacek begins long climb to Sochi

It's been more than three years since Evan Lysacek skated off with the gold medal in Vancouver. He hasn't competed since. Yet, with the next Olympics 6 1/2 months away, Lysacek is taking aim at defending his title, something no male figure skater has done since 1952.
Via Fox Olympics
July 24, 2013  |  Discuss

NBC to air Kerrigan interview during Olympics

A new documentary on former Olympic figure skating rivals Nancy Kerrigan and Tonya Harding that includes an exclusive interview with Kerrigan will air during NBC's Winter Olympics coverage in February. Mary Carillo will interview both women on the 20th anniversary of their dramatic showdown at the 1994 Lillehammer Olympics. NBC's program will air three months after ESPN...
Via Fox Sports
July 27, 2013  |  Discuss

This Sasha Cohen pic may give someone a heart attack

Via Guyism
August 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Olympic champion Lysacek's comeback delayed again

Olympic champion Evan Lysacek's comeback is again being delayed by injury. Lysacek was to compete later this week at the International Skating Classic, his first event since winning gold at the Vancouver Games. But he withdrew Monday, citing a slight abdominal tear. A similar injury forced Lysacek out of Skate America last year, and he eventually had sports hernia surgery. ...
Via AP on Fox
September 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Lysacek withdraws from competition

Olympic champion Evan Lysacek's comeback is again being delayed by injury. Lysacek was to compete later this week at the U.S. International Skating Classic, his first event since winning gold at the Vancouver Games. But he withdrew Monday, citing a slight abdominal tear. A similar injury forced him out of Skate America last year, and he eventually had sports hernia surgery....
Via AP on Fox
September 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Bandwagoners, Hipsters, and Gas Station Jerseys: Why San Francisco Sports Fans Are The Worst

  I love the Bay Area, we are the hub of progressive values, great food and beautiful weather (Unless you live in the Richmond district of San Francisco). The Bay Area is also known for its historic sports franchises; from the Say Hey Kid Willie Mays and the San Francisco Giants to the Mad Bomber Daryle Lamonica and the Oakland Raiders. I’m sure back in the good old days there...
Via Bay Sports Report
September 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Weir won't skate at Sochi

Three-time U.S. champion figure skater Johnny Weir will not be competing at the Sochi Olympics, likely bringing an end to his amateur career. U.S. Figure Skating confirmed Tuesday that Weir did not register for the qualifiers for the national championships, where the Olympic team will be selected. The deadline to register was Sept. 1. Weir also is not eligible for a bye into nationals...
Via AP on Fox
September 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Lysacek has torn labrum, will miss Skate America

Olympic figure skating champion Evan Lysacek has a torn labrum, and will miss next month's Skate America. Lysacek was initially diagnosed with an abdominal tear after a fall in August. But he says he continued to feel pain, and further tests revealed the tear. He says that meant more time off the ice, which will prevent him from competing at Skate America, which is Oct. 18-20...
Via AP on Fox
September 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Lysacek has torn labrum

Olympic figure skating champion Evan Lysacek has a torn labrum, and will miss next month's Skate America. Lysacek was initially diagnosed with an abdominal tear after a fall in August. But he says he continued to feel pain, and further tests revealed the tear. He says that meant more time off the ice, which will prevent him from competing at Skate America, which is Oct. 18-20...
Via AP on Fox
September 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Weir retires, joins NBC for Sochi

Three-time U.S. figure skating champion Johnny Weir has retired and will join NBC for its coverage of the Sochi Games. Known as much for his outlandish costumes and statements as for his strong skating, Weir spent 16 years in the sport, going to two Olympics. He will begin his broadcasting career on Sunday during the network's coverage of Skate Canada. Weir won the 2004, '...
Via AP on Fox
October 23, 2013  |  Discuss

NBC adds Johnny Weir, Tara Lipinski and Tanith Belbin for Sochi Olympics

NBC is beefing up their booth for the Sochi Olympics by adding figure skaters Johnny Weir, Tara Lipinski as well as ice dancer Tanith Belbin to their broadcast team. Weir and Lipinski will serve as figure skating analysts for NBC while Belbin will work as a reporter for NBC Olympics’ Sports Desk and The Olympic Zone. Jim Bell, Executive Producer of NBC Olympics, commented...
Via Awful Announcing
October 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Lysacek doing double, triple jumps in practice

Olympic figure skating champion Evan Lysacek says he's doing double and triple jumps in practice as he tries to come back from injury in time to defend his title in Sochi. The American tore the labrum in his left hip in a fall on a quad in training Aug. 21. He hasn't competed since winning gold in Vancouver in 2010, sidelined last year by a torn abdominal muscle. His doctors...
Via AP on Fox
October 28, 2013  |  Discuss

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