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Stowers stuns stacked field to win 110m hurdles at Drake Relays

  The field for the women's 110-meter hurdle race at the Drake Relays was so stacked that hometown favorite Lolo Jones' late scratch was barely noticed. All those stars couldn't touch unheralded Jasmin Stowers - who likely won't be an afterthought much longer. Stowers blew past a field that included 2012 Olympic gold medalist Dawn Harper-Nelson and Queen Harrison, winning Saturday...
Via AP on Fox
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Stowers stuns field to win 100 hurdler at Drake Relays

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) The field for the women's 110-meter hurdle race at the Drake Relays was so stacked that hometown favorite Lolo Jones' late scratch was barely noticed. All those stars couldn't touch unheralded Jasmin Stowers - who likely won't be an afterthought much longer. Stowers blew past a field that included 2012 Olympic gold medalist Dawn Harper-Nelson and Queen Harrison...
Via AP on Fox
4 hours ago  |  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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Usain Bolt: Tyson Gay reduced ban 'the stupidest thing I've ever heard'

LONDON -- Usain Bolt believes Tyson Gay should have been thrown out of the sport for doping, calling his American rival's reduced ban for cooperating with investigators "the stupidest thing I've ever heard." Gay received a backdated one-year suspension last year after testing positive for a steroid at the 2013 U.S. championships. He was given the reduced penalty because he provided...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Still possessing record, Radcliffe ready for final marathon

LONDON (AP) In front of Buckingham Palace, Paula Radcliffe will cross the finish line and bid farewell on Sunday. After dragging her injury-ravaged feet through the streets of the British capital, the 41-year-old Radcliffe will be done with marathons. With no more training camps or grueling running schedules, Radcliffe will devote more time to combatting doping in sport and looking...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  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
5 days ago  |  Discuss

For Boston winner Meb Keflezighi, a year of thanks

BOSTON (AP) Ever since Meb Keflezighi won last year's Boston Marathon, the first race after the finish-line bombings and the first win for an American man in more than 30 years, fans have been gravitating to him wherever he goes. It hasn't been the usual victory lap. ''It's not even `Congratulations.' It's `Thank you,''' he said last week as he reflected on his cathartic victory...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Bolt wins 100 meters exhibition race in Rio

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) Usain Bolt won a 100-meter exhibition race Sunday in Rio de Janeiro, running a slow time of 10.12 seconds. The six-time Olympic gold medalist said he'd hoped to run under 10 seconds. The exhibition was staged on a track set up at a horse racing venue in central Rio. Bolt holds the world record of 9.58 and hopes to add three more Olympic golds next year at the Rio Olympics.
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  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
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Flanagan, Linden lead US hopes for Boston women's win

BOSTON (AP) The American men ended their slump when Meb Keflezighi won the Boston Marathon in 2014, a cathartic victory that allowed the ''Star-Spangled Banner'' to play over Boylston Street one year after bombs exploded there. This year, the U.S. women are hoping to end a drought lasting 30 years. ''The marathon gods blessed Meb with that run. It was electric,'' said Shalane Flanagan...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Bolt: 'At my best, it's ... almost impossible to beat me'

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) Usain Bolt has a few goals left before he retires: He wants to break his own 200-meter world record and do it by running under 19 seconds. Bolt says ''that's one of my biggest goals'' as he looks ahead next year's Rio de Janeiro Olympics. He set the record of 19.19 seconds in 2009. The six-time Olympic gold-medal sprinter is in Rio to run an exhibition race over...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Usain Bolt in Rio: 'I'm excited now that it's getting closer'

  Usain Bolt walked into a small gym at the base of Rio de Janeiro's Mangueira favela on Thursday, took three shots on the basketball court - at least one from 3-point range - and made all three. That bodes well for next year's Olympics where the six-time gold-medal sprinter will try to add three more in Rio. Bolt says ''this will be my last Olympics, but I am definitely looking...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Bolt in Rio: 'I'm excited now that it's getting closer'

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) Usain Bolt walked into a small gym at the base of Rio de Janeiro's Mangueira favela on Thursday, took three shots on the basketball court - at least one from 3-point range - and made all three. That bodes well for next year's Olympics where the six-time gold-medal sprinter will try to add three more in Rio. Bolt says ''this will be my last Olympics, but I am...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Meb Keflezighi Excited To Defend His Title In 2015 Boston Marathon

At one point in Meb Keflezighi’s career, people wondered whether he was too old to compete. But now, the 39-year-old runner is returning to the 2015 Boston Marathon as the defending champion. As the first American man to win in Boston since 1983, Keflezighi’s popularity in the US skyrocketed after the 2014 race. Keflezighi told For The Win’s Nina...
Via NESN.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Arsenal's Hector Bellerin is sort of, kind of faster than Usain Bolt

Arsenal's Hector Bellerin is sort of, kind of  faster than Usain Bolt
Via Fox Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

2004 Olympic hurdles champ Liu Xiang confirms retirement

BEIJING (AP) Former Olympic champion hurdler Liu Xiang has confirmed his retirement more than two years after his last race, citing age and injuries. The 31-year-old Liu says on his microblog on Tuesday the decision is sad and painful, but felt he had no other choice after years of nagging injuries. The Shanghai native hasn't competed since withdrawing at the London Olympics in...
Via AP on Fox
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Former Olympic champion hurdler Liu Xiang to retire

  A Chinese newspaper says the country's former Olympic champion hurdler Liu Xiang plans to announcement his retirement next week following nagging injuries. The Shanghai native has not competed since withdrawing at the London Olympics in 2012 after rupturing his Achilles tendon. He pulled out of the 2008 Beijing Games with a similar injury. The 31-year-old Liu became one of China...
Via AP on Fox
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Kenenisa Bekele out, Geoffrey Mutai in for London Marathon

LONDON (AP) Ethiopian distance-running great Kenenisa Bekele has pulled out of next month's London Marathon because of an Achilles tendon injury. Bekele, a multiple Olympic and world champion on the track, had been scheduled to make his debut in the London race on April 26, but picked up the injury to his right Achilles while competing in the Dubai Marathon in January. He says he...
Via AP on Fox
March 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Molly Huddle, Leonard Korir win NYC Half titles

NEW YORK (AP) Upstate New York native Molly Huddle won the women's race at the NYC Half on Sunday. Kenya's Leonard Korir, who attended nearby Iona College, was the men's champion. Huddle, from Elmira, New York, tied the course record with a time of 1 hour, 8 minutes, 31 seconds on the 13.1-mile run through Manhattan. Kenya's Joyce Chepkirui was second in 1:08:42, and defending champ...
Via AP on Fox
March 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Renaud Lavillenie triumphs at 4th straight European indoors

PRAGUE (AP) Renaud Lavillenie proved his class again by winning a fourth straight pole vault title at the European Indoor Championships on Saturday. The Frenchman vaulted 5.75 and 5.90 meters to leave behind the field. He cleared a year-best 6.04 at his second attempt for the championship record. Then he tried 6.17, 0.01 higher than the world indoor record he set a year ago, but...
Via AP on Fox
March 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Two-time Olympic champ Mo Farah runs fastest indoor 2-mile ever

Double Olympic champion Mo Farah ran the fastest ever indoor time over two miles at the Birmingham Grand Prix on Saturday in his first race of 2015.
Via Fox Olympics
February 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Farah runs fastest ever indoor time for 2 miles

BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) Double Olympic champion Mo Farah ran the fastest ever indoor time over two miles at the Birmingham Grand Prix on Saturday in his first race of 2015. Farah put aside a Twitter row with a British teammate in the build-up to the race to cross the line in 8 minutes, 3.40 seconds. The time eclipsed Kenenisa Bekele's world best of 8:04.35 at the same meeting seven...
Via AP on Fox
February 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Mo Farah trashes fellow runner: Taylor Swift is probably faster

Great Britain’s Mo Farah is one of the best distance runners in the world. He has two Olympic gold medals, three World Championship gold medals, and five European Championship gold medals among the honors he’s received. That didn’t stop countryman Andy Vernon from taking a shot at him over the competition Farah would be facing...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Yelena Isinbayeva: Only another gold medal left to achieve

MOSCOW (AP) Yelena Isinbayeva wants one more Olympic gold medal to crown her pole vault career.
Via Fox Olympics
February 12, 2015  |  Discuss
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