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Frenzied month for American sprinter Justin Gatlin

Within a matter of days this month, Justin Gatlin had an Olympic relay silver medal stripped, shattered his personal-best mark in the 100 and missed a meet in Beijing over a misunderstanding. His reaction to each was rather straightforward: He'll chase after more medals. No real time for ruminating, as Gatlin's focus is strictly on closing the gap with Usain Bolt, who's getting stronger...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Usain Bolt runs to easy 200m win at cold, wet Golden Spike

  Usain Bolt won the 200 meters race at the Golden Spike meet on Tuesday, as the Jamaican star prepares for the world championships after a season marred by injuries. Facing rain and cold at the IAAF World Challenge event, Bolt came out of the bend slightly ahead and breezed unchallenged to victory, crossing the finish line in 20.13. The six-time Olympic champion improved on his...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Usain Bolt wins 200 at cold, wet Golden Spike meet

OSTRAVA, Czech Republic (AP) Usain Bolt won the 200 meters race at the Golden Spike meet on Tuesday, as the Jamaican star prepares for the world championships after a season marred by injuries. Facing rain and cold at the IAAF World Challenge event, Bolt came out of the bend slightly ahead and breezed unchallenged to victory, crossing the finish line in 20.13. The six-time Olympic...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Usain Bolt getting back into shape ahead of worlds

OSTRAVA, Czech Republic (AP) Usain Bolt says he is not worried by Justin Gatlin's fast times and is using this season to get into shape ahead of the world championship in Beijing after his injuries last season. The Jamaican great was talking on Sunday in the eastern Czech city of Ostrava two days before he runs the 200 meters at the Golden Spike meet there. The six-time Olympic...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Bracy wins 100 meters in Beijing after Gatlin withdrawal

BEIJING (AP) Marvin Bracy clocked 9.95 seconds to win the men's 100 meters at the World Challenge Beijing meet Wednesday, a day after American teammate Justin Gatlin withdrew from the event. Bracy beat Mike Rodgers by four hundredths of a second, with Chinese sprinter Su Bingtian taking third in 10.06 at the Bird's Nest, which will also host the world championships in August. Gatlin...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Oliver wins hurdles in Shanghai; retired Liu Xiang honored

SHANGHAI (AP) Defending world champion David Oliver won the men's 110-meter hurdles at the Shanghai Diamond League meet on Sunday, but it was recently retired Chinese hurdler Liu Xiang who got the biggest ovation of the night. Liu became one of China's most celebrated athletes when he won the hurdles gold at the 2004 Athens Olympics. He retired a month ago at the age of 31 due to...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Triple jump world champ Tamgho having surgery

DOHA, Qatar (AP) Triple jump world champion Teddy Tamgho was set for surgery in Qatar on Saturday and is a big doubt to defend his title in August after rupturing his Achilles tendon in the season-opening Diamond League meet. The Frenchman described his injury on Twitter after pulling up clutching his foot in the competition in Doha on Friday. He said surgery would be at the Aspetar...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Gatlin runs 9.74 to win 100 at Diamond League opener in Doha

DOHA, Qatar (AP) Justin Gatlin lived up to the pre-season hype, winning the 100 meters in world-leading 9.74 seconds at the Diamond League opener on Friday for a personal-best time and a new meet record. There was clear daylight between the American and his chasers, with U.S. relay teammate Michael Rodgers second in 9.96 and Keston Bledman of Trinidad and Tobago third. Jasmin Stowers...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

God Has Lolo Jones’ Back in the Dating Game

If you are Christian, funny, attractive, and most importantly, a gentleman, Olympic athlete Lolo Jones needs you in her life ASAP. Jones took to Instagram on Thursday to reveal things didn’t quite work out with her last man, despite him having three of the four qualities listed above. Jones’ caption: I asked God why didn’t it work out with the guy I liked? He was a Christian...
Via Busted Coverage
15 days ago  |  Discuss

IAAF: Shobukhova doping case to be settled in the next week

DOHA, Qatar (AP) The IAAF expects a resolution ''very quickly'' in the doping case of three-time Chicago Marathon champion Liliya Shobukhova. IAAF spokesman Nick Davies says the Russian's case should be settled ''in the next week or so'' after a hearing at the Court of Arbitration for Sport was canceled without explanation last month. Shobukhova was banned for two years for suspicious...
Via AP on Fox
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Bolt to run at season-ending meeting in Brussels

BRUSSELS (AP) Usain Bolt will run at the season-ending Memorial Van Damme Diamond League meeting on Sept. 11. Bolt, the world record-holder in the 100 and 200 meters, will decide after the world championships in Beijing in August which event he will contest in Brussels. It will be Bolt's seventh appearance in Brussels, where he has posted five wins - four in the 100 and one in the...
Via AP on Fox
15 days ago  |  Discuss

U.S. 4x100m relay team stripped of Olympic silver medals

According to NBC Sports, the U.S. Olympic 4x100m relay team has been stripped of its silver medals by the International Olympic Committee. This is no surprise following Tyson Gay’s failed drug tests in the summer of 2013. Per the NBC Sports report: “As expected, following USADA’s decision in the Tyson Gay case, the IOC today confirmed that the U.S. team has been disqualified...
Via Sportsnaut
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: U.S. loses silver for Tyson Gay doping

Report: U.S. loses silver for Tyson Gay doping
Via Philly Sports Live
16 days ago  |  Discuss

World 1,500 meter champ Kiprop 'offended' by doping link

DOHA, Qatar (AP) Two-time 1,500-meter world champion Asbel Kiprop says the Kenyan athletics federation's decision to suspend and investigate his management company has unfairly linked him to doping. Kiprop said Wednesday he was ''offended'' to read his name in media reports about doping after the Italian company that represents him, Rosa & Associati, was suspended in April from...
Via AP on Fox
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Gatlin wants to 'dominate on a higher level' in 2015

DOHA, Qatar (AP) Guess who Justin Gatlin saw soon after arriving in Doha for the start of the Diamond League season? Yep, Usain Bolt. It was only a poster of the Jamaican in a shopping mall, but it's another reminder - as if Gatlin needs any - of what his season is all about. The posters and pictures of track's No. 1 star actually help his focus, Gatlin said Wednesday, because he...
Via AP on Fox
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Injured Lavillenie withdraws from Diamond League opener

DOHA, Qatar (AP) Pole vault world record-holder Renaud Lavillenie has withdrawn from the season-opening Diamond League meet in Doha after injuring his shoulder while running in a 4x100-meter race for his club in France. A statement from Diamond League organizers on Tuesday said Lavillenie hurt his shoulder when he fell at the finish line running the anchor leg in Lyon on Sunday...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Olympic champ Gebrselassie retires from competitive running

Haile Gebrselassie isn't going to stop running, he's just going to stop racing. The 42-year-old Ethiopian great, a two-time Olympic champion at 10,000 meters and a multiple world-record holder at distances up to the marathon, announced his decision to retire on Sunday after competing in the Great Manchester Run. And to underline his desire to keep going, he ran the 10-kilometer course...
Via AP on Fox
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Gebrselassie gives up competitions, won't stop running

Haile Gebrselassie isn't going to stop running, he's just going to stop racing. The 42-year-old Ethiopian great, a two-time Olympic champion at 10,000 meters and a multiple world-record holder at distances up to the marathon, announced his decision to retire on Sunday after competing in the Great Manchester Run. And to underline his desire to keep going, he ran the 10-kilometer course...
Via AP on Fox
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Gatlin eager for showdown with Bolt in August at worlds

Justin Gatlin ruled the track last season in a very Usain Bolt-like fashion: 18 wins in 18 races. Impressive and all, but comes with a tiny caveat: Bolt never lined up in the lane next to Gatlin last summer. The Jamaican world-record holder took time off to heal nagging injuries since there were no major meets. Now bring on the planet's fastest sprinter, though their first 100-meter...
Via AP on Fox
18 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Olympian uses javelin to pull out daughter's tooth

Bryan Clay is finding new ways to use his old equipment now that he’s retired. Clay is a decorated U.S. Olympic athlete who specialized in the decathlon. He’s a 2008 gold medal winner, and he’s now retired. He’s apparently spending his downtime doing a little dentistry work. On Tuesday night, Clay tweeted this video of him using a javelin to remove one of his daughter’s...
Via NESN.com
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Usain Bolt will run again at Golden Spike meet in May

  Usain Bolt will compete again at the Golden Spike in the Czech city of Ostrava in May. Organizers say the Jamaican great will run the 200 meters on May 26 at the meet, which is part of the IAAF world challenge series. They say it will be his only European meet in the first part of the season. The six-time Olympic champion will race for the seventh time at the meet, and returns...
Via AP on Fox
April 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruce Jenner: "For all intents and purposes, I am a woman"

ABC Breaking US News | US News Videos Bruce Jenner gave an interview to ABC’s Diane Sawyer that aired Friday night in which he described himself as a woman. The former Olympic star said in the interview that this would be his last one as Bruce now that he is transitioning into his new identity...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Usain Bolt: Gay's reduced doping ban sends wrong message

LONDON (AP) Usain Bolt says American sprint rival Tyson Gay got off lightly and should have been kicked out of the sport for doping. Gay received a reduced one-year suspension in 2013 after testing positive for a steroid at the U.S. championships. He got the lighter penalty because he provided evidence to the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency that led to an eight-year ban for coach Jon Drummond...
Via AP on Fox
April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Meb Keflezighi, Hilary Dionne Combine For Special Finish At Boston Marathon

Even when he isn’t crossing the line first, Meb Keflezighi still manages to turn in an unforgettable finish. The last few miles of the race didn’t go as planned for the defending Boston Marathon champ, but Keflezighi still found a way to make the end of the race special for him and for a female runner. Keflezighi caught up to elite women’s runner Hilary Dionne down the final...
Via NESN.com
April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Semenya wins national 800 title, targeting world champs

STELLENBOSCH, South Africa (AP) Caster Semenya reclaimed the South African 800-meter title Saturday and said she's injury-free and looking to qualify for the world championships. The former 800 world title-holder and 2012 Olympic silver medalist won in 2 minutes, 5.05 seconds in Stellenbosch, near Cape Town, making her move on the last corner and pulling away from the field through...
Via AP on Fox
April 18, 2015  |  Discuss
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