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Lolo Jones' 'Dancing With the Stars' performance was pretty awful

Outspoken Olympic hurdler and bobsledder Lolo Jones debuted on "Dancing With the Stars" Monday night with a Cha Cha alongside partner Keo Motsepe and deservedly earned very low marks.  No doubt Jones has the athleticism for the Cha Cha but she looked as stiff and uncomfortable as kids at a middle school dance. In the post-dance recap, she called her own performance "...
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5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide, faces up to 15 years

PRETORIA, South Africa — A South African judge on Friday found Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide in the shooting death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp and declared him not guilty of murder. Prosecutors said they were disappointed by the ruling but would decide on whether to appeal only after sentencing. Judge Thokozile Masipa said there was not enough evidence to support...
Via NESN.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Oscar Pistorius not guilty of premeditated murder

Oscar Pistorius was found not guilty of premeditated murder on Thursday morning. A South African judge ruled that the six-time Paralympic gold medalist did not intentionally shoot and kill his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp last year but could still be convicted of culpable homicide. Pistorius shook and wept as Judge Thokozile Masipa delivered the verdict. “Clearly […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Judge Rules Track Star Oscar Pistorius Not Guilty Of Premeditated Murder

Oscar Pistorius appeared to have a large pile of evidence going against him, but apparently not enough. Pistorius was found not guilty of premeditated murder in an South African court on Thursday. The double-amputee track and field star was charged with murder after shooting his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, to death. Pistorius claimed it was an accident, thinking it was an intruder...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

World-record holder Kipsang to run NYC Marathon

NEW YORK (AP) World-record holder Wilson Kipsang will make his New York City Marathon debut in November. The Kenyan set the mark of 2 hours, 3 minutes, 23 seconds in Berlin last year. The announcement Wednesday sets up a showdown with countryman Geoffrey Mutai, the two-time defending champion and course-record holder in New York. Mutai ran the fastest marathon in history in 2:03...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Gatlin ends season undefeated with win in Rieti

  American sprinter Justin Gatlin finished the season undefeated by winning the 100 meters in 9.83 seconds at the IAAF world challenge meeting Sunday. Gatlin won all 18 races he entered this year. ''My season ends now. I need to rest,'' Gatlin said. ''The crowd gave me a lot of energy.'' Two finals were held and former world record holder Asafa Powell...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Gatlin ends season undefeated with win in Rieti

RIETI, Italy (AP) American sprinter Justin Gatlin finished the season undefeated by winning the 100 meters in 9.83 seconds at the IAAF world challenge meeting Sunday. Gatlin won all 18 races he entered this year. ''My season ends now. I need to rest,'' Gatlin said. ''The crowd gave me a lot of energy.'' Two finals were held and former world record...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Gatlin wins 100 at Van Damme, extends unbeaten run

BRUSSELS (AP) Justin Gatlin ran the fastest 100 meters of the year at the Van Damme Memorial to extend his unbeaten streak to 17 races, finishing with a personal best of 9.77 seconds to beat fellow American Michael Rodgers. Clean out of the blocks, Gatlin never looked back and may have had an better time if he had not already started spreading his arms as he crossed the line, 0...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Race for the ages? 103-year-old sprinter wants to run against Bolt

Call the race of the centuries: The world's fastest centenarian, 103-year-old Hidekichi Miyazaki, wants to run against world's fastest man Usain Bolt in the 100-meter dash.  "I'd love to race Bolt," Miyazaki told Agence France Presse during a recent Japan Masters Athletics competition in Kyoto.  He's certainly earned his place at the starting line. Born...
Via Fox Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

103-Year-Old Runner Wants to Race Usain Bolt

Usain Bolt is plain and simply the fastest man on the planet. The world-record holder is intimidating to pretty much any opponent he faces on the track. One man who isn’t intimidated by the Jamaican? 103-year-old Japanese runner Hidekichi Miyazaki aka Golden Bolt. The world record holder for fastest 100-meter run by a centenarian would like a shot at his fellow Bolt brother. After...
Via BlackSportsOnline
14 days ago  |  Discuss

103-Year-Old Man Wants To Race Usain Bolt

Hidekichi Miyazaki is 103-years-old and his goal is to challenge Usain Bolt to a foot race. Remarkably, Miyazaki only started taking up sprinting eleven years ago, at the age of 92. In that time, he’s come a long way. His 29.83 second time in the 100-meter dash earned Miyazaki a world record for sprinters over 100 years of age. His reputation has also got him one of the best nicknames...
Via Next Impulse Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Usain Bolt ends injury-plagued season early

ZURICH (AP) Usain Bolt has decided to end his injury-plagued season early, having competed in just three races in 2014. Organizers for Thursday's Diamond League meeting in Zurich said Sunday that Bolt had withdrawn from the event's 100-meter race and will not compete again this season. The decision comes a day after Bolt won a 100 race in Warsaw, Poland, clocking 9.98 seconds...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Jamaica's Carter, Allyson Felix win at Stockholm meet

STOCKHOLM -- Nesta Carter of Jamaica was the only sprinter to dip below 10 seconds as he won the men's 100 meters at the DN Galan Diamond League meet on Thursday. Carter clocked 9.96 to beat Keston Bledman of Trinidad and Tobago, who finished in 10.09. Britain's Chijindu Ujah was third in 10.10 on a chilly track in Stockholm. Olympic champion Allyson Felix beat U.S. teammates...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Carter wins 100 meters in Stockholm meet

STOCKHOLM (AP) Nesta Carter of Jamaica was the only sprinter to dip below 10 seconds as he won the men's 100 meters at the DN Galan Diamond League meet on Thursday. Carter clocked 9.96 to beat Keston Bledman of Trinidad and Tobago, who finished in 10.09. Britain's Chijindu Ujah was third in 10.10 on a chilly track in Stockholm. Olympic champion Allyson Felix beat U.S. teammates...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Sprinter Gatlin still tripped up by checkered past

Justin Gatlin hasn't felt this lean or this quick or even this hungry - he's cut way back on cheeseburgers and chocolate - in quite some time. Using a shorter, more compact stride, the American sprinter is off to an 11-0 start in 100-meter races this season, although none have been against a certain person named Usain Bolt. Yet, no matter how many events Gatlin wins or how...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

'Emotionally drained' Lolo Jones ends her track season early

Olympian Lolo Jones has put an early end to her track-and-field season.  The 32-year-old hurdler and bobsled star announced on her Facebook page that her Winter Olympics stint as a bobsledder had left her "emotionally drained" and that she would skip her last three hurdling races in Europe.  Jones became one of just a handful of athletes who have competed at both the...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Usain Bolt wins 100-meter race on Rio beach

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) Usain Bolt won a 100-meter race set up on a Rio de Janeiro beach with a time of 10.06 seconds on Sunday. Bolt cruised to victory on the four-lane track at Leme beach, easily beating Mark Lewis-Francis of Great Britain, Jefferson Liberato Lucindo of Brazil and Wallace Spearmon of the United States. Bolt said he felt ''sluggish'' and that his final...
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August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Bolt expects to run under 10s in Rio beach event

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) Usain Bolt expects to run under 10 seconds in a 100-meter race set up on a Rio de Janeiro beach this weekend. Bolt says Sunday's race is ''going to be a test'' to see where he's at with his preparations this season. He will be competing against three other sprinters in the ''Mano a Mano Challenge'' on a track at Leme beach...
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August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Mo Farah wins 10,000m at Euros, erasing health worries

Olympic and world champion Mo Farah won the 10,000 meters at the European Championships on Wednesday, erasing any worries about his health and setting him up for another long-distance sweep. Farah led a British one-two as Andy Vernon swept past Turkey's Ali Kaya in final meters to claim silver. After skipping the Commonwealth Games because of a tooth infection and stomach ailment...
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August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Mo Farah says he was hospitalized for 4 days

  Olympic champion Mo Farah says an infected tooth and a subsequent stomach ailment forced him to be hospitalized for four days ahead of the Commonwealth Games, hampering his preparation for this week's European Championships. The British distance runner told the BBC he had a tooth taken out which left him with an infection. He said that after a training run for the Commonwealth...
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August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Farah says he was hospitalized for 4 days

ZURICH (AP) Olympic champion Mo Farah says an infected tooth and a subsequent stomach ailment forced him to be hospitalized for four days ahead of the Commonwealth Games, hampering his preparation for this week's European Championships. The British distance runner told the BBC he had a tooth taken out which left him with an infection. He said that after a training run for the...
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August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Farah, Schippers look for big Euros medal hauls

ZURICH (AP) Britain's Mo Farah wants to underscore his status as the pre-eminent long-distance runner of his age with another 5,000-, 10,000-meter double at the European Championships. Dafne Schippers wants to evoke memories of her Dutch compatriot Fanny Blankers-Koen by winning a sprint triple at the six-day event opening Tuesday. Farah has been unbeaten at the Euros since...
Via AP on Fox
August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Usain Bolt Having a Good Time With the Ladies at the Club (Photos)

Usain Bolt hit multiple clubs last night in London and looks like he had a pretty good time I would say. FLIP THE PAGES FOR MORE PHOTOS OF BOLT’S NIGHT ON THE TOWN…
Via BlackSportsOnline
August 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Lolo Jones Really Needs Help With Her Twitter Game

Thank God I woke up. Having a nightmare. I had no abs. I was going into shock. Murder me in a dream but never no abs it was too much — Lolo Jones (@lolojones) August 4, 2014 Lolo Jones took to Twitter to tell of a nightmare she had last night where she had no […] The post Lolo Jones Really Needs Help With Her Twitter Game appeared first on Diehardsport.
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August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Lolo Jones shares terrible nightmare about abs

We all have nightmares. Nightmares are pretty much a guaranteed evil in life right along with taxes and wet socks.For Lolo Jones, her worst nighmare was realized last night after having a dream where she didn't have her signature rock-hard abs. Apparently, she was absolutely terrified.Thank God I woke up. Having a nightmare. I had no abs. I was going into shock. Murder me in...
Via Bush League Chronicle
August 04, 2014  |  Discuss
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