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Oscar Pistorius sentenced to five years in prison

Track and field star Oscar Pistorius on Tuesday was sentenced by a South African judge to five years in prison for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Judge Thokozile Masipa cited “gross negligence” after the double-amputee shot Steenkamp multiple times through a bathroom door in the 2013 death. In September, Pistorius was found not guilty of murder but still faced these...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Gatlin fails to make list of finalists for award

MONACO (AP) Facing a backlash over his doping past, American sprinter Justin Gatlin has failed to make the list of finalists for the IAAF world athlete of the year award. Gatlin, undefeated in the 100 and 200 meters this season, was among the original 10 nominees for the prize. But, after a two-week voting process, he was not among the three finalists announced Friday. Gatlin served...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Kenya's Kipchoge wins Chicago Marathon

CHICAGO (AP) Eliud Kipchoge won the Chicago Marathon on Sunday to lead a 1-2-3 finish for Kenyan men. Kipchoge pulled away over the last two miles for his first major marathon victory, finishing in 2 hours, 4 minutes, 11 seconds. He was followed by Sammy Kitwara in 2:04:28 and Dickson Chumba in 2:04:32. Ideal conditions - sunny skies and 46-degree temperatures - greeted the runners...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Up for track honors, Gatlin shrugs off critics

Justin Gatlin is far more interested in winning races than popularity contests. Still, the American sprinter with a doping history doesn't quite understand the backlash over his nomination for track and field athlete of the year. Gatlin went undefeated in the 100 and 200 meters this season, a year that didn't include a major meet and one in which Usain Bolt chose to give...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Gatlin to OSU Track Athlete: Your Mom Gives Best Blow Jobs

I am so confused by this story on The Big Lead. Oklahoma State 1500m runner Vegard Olstad post an innocent IG about his mom sending him chocolate and Gatlin leaves this comment. I am not sure if Gatlin was high on drugs (he has been suspended a few times or what), but it was a pretty mean thing to say about the kid’s mom who if from Norway by the way.
Via BlackSportsOnline
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Coe 'big problems' with Gatlin on IAAF shortlist

LONDON (AP) IAAF vice president Sebastian Coe says he has ''big problems'' with the track and field governing body including doping-tainted sprinter Justin Gatlin on the athlete of the year short list. The American athlete has served a four-year doping ban, leading to Olympic discus champion Robert Harting asking to be removed from the 10-strong short list. Asked...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Olympic champion Harting objects to Gatlin

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) Olympic discus champion Robert Harting says he wants to be taken off the short list for the athlete of the year because it also contains Justin Gatlin, an American sprinter who has been convicted of doping. Gatlin and Harting were among the 10 athletes nominated by the IAAF for the annual award. Gatlin has served a four-year doping ban. Harting tells Spiegel...
Via AP on Fox
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Usain Bolt sports lederhosen, parties the oom-pah-pah out of Oktoberfest

Injury may have forced Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt to end his track-and-field season early, but it's hasn't put the cork on his fun.  The reigning Olympic champion brought his high spirits to Munich, where the fastest man in the world was seen wearing lederhosen, imbibing the local brew, and wholeheartedly embracing the annual German beer-soaked booze-apalooza known as...
Via Fox Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

How Lolo Jones Got Lean After Bobsledding

Lolo Jones is going to get an Olympic medal. It’s just a matter of time. In 2008, the track star from Iowa by way of Louisiana State University narrowly missed
Via Stack
22 days ago  |  Discuss

103-Year-Old Japanese Sprinter Wants To Challenge Usain Bolt To A Race

Photo Credit: @889BrilaFM/Twitter One of the fastest centenarians in the world, Japanese man Hidekichi Miyazaki is challenging Usain Bolt to a 100-meter dash. Known as ‘Golden Bolt’ in Japan, Miyazaki holds the world record for racers over 100-years-old in the 100m at 29.83 seconds via the Japan Masters Athletics competition. Miyazaki’s dream is to one day be able to race the...
Via Blog Surface
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Three-time US 200m champ Spearmon gets 3-month doping ban

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Three-time U.S. 200-meter champion Wallace Spearmon has received a three-month suspension for using a banned substance at a meet earlier this summer. The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency determined Spearmon was not trying to enhance his performance by taking a medicine used to treat asthma, but that he failed to apply for a therapeutic-use exemption before using...
Via AP on Fox
September 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Spearmon gets 3-month doping ban

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) Three-time U.S. 200-meter champion Wallace Spearmon has received a three-month suspension for using a banned substance at a meet earlier this summer. The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency determined Spearmon was not trying to enhance his performance by taking a medicine used to treat asthma, but that he failed to apply for a therapeutic-use exemption before using...
Via AP on Fox
September 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Lolo Jones felt 'embarrassed,' 'unlovable' after voted off 'Dancing with the Stars'

Lolo, get a grip. It's just a dancing show. There isn't even a prize at the end! Olympian Lolo Jones was the first contestant voted off the new season of "Dancing with the Stars" on Tuesday after struggling with her routine the previous evening. Following the results show, the U.S track and field and bobsled star posted an over-the-top, gut-wrenching message on...
Via Fox Sports
September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Lolo Jones Feels Unloved & Wants You to Stop Teasing Her, But….

Lolo Jones was predictably terrible on Dancing With the Stars and once you combine that with her being very unlikable she was voted off the show. Lolo being the drama queen she is says she feels unloved and is tired of people teasing her. “I joined the other competitors upstairs and I couldn’t force a smile on my face. I felt like vomiting and in between the other dances I went...
Via BlackSportsOnline
September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Lolo Jones eliminated from 'DWTS' after one performance

Lolo Jones hoped she had found something she could win in “Dancing With The Stars,” but that was far from the case. The track star turned bobsledder struggled mightily in the first episode of the latest season of the celebrity dance competition, and she was the first competitor eliminated on Tuesday night. Jones knew she was in trouble after struggling through the first dance...
Via NESN.com
September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

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 "...
Via Fox Sports
September 16, 2014  |  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
September 12, 2014  |  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
September 11, 2014  |  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...
Via NESN.com
September 11, 2014  |  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...
Via AP on Fox
September 08, 2014  |  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...
Via AP on Fox
September 07, 2014  |  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...
Via AP on Fox
September 05, 2014  |  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
September 02, 2014  |  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
September 02, 2014  |  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
September 02, 2014  |  Discuss
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