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Merritt Wishes U.S. Selection Process Was Similar To Jamaica’s

MIAMI, FL - Men's 110m hurdles world record holder Aries Merritt says the Jamaican selection system would have been perfect for Kendra Harrison. "For her not to be on the team is tragic."
Via World-Track.org
1 day ago

Usain Bolt, Justin Gatlin in war of words over 'disrespect'

We’ll learn in a few weeks’ time whether Justin Gatlin will pay a heavy price for poking the bear that is Usain Bolt. The rival sprinters have engaged in a low-intensity war of words ahead of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, according to Agence France Presse. A hamstring injury prevented Bolt from competing at Jamaica’s Olympic trials, but he received both a medical...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Farah dominant, Fraser-Pryce sluggish in final pre-Rio races

LONDON (AP) Mo Farah cruised to victory in the 5,000 meters and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce fell short in a sluggish sprint on Saturday in contrasting fortunes for the Olympic champions in their final races before heading to Rio de Janeiro. Back on the London track where he became a double Olympic champion four years ago, Farah dominated the field to finish 15 seconds ahead of fellow...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Usain Bolt says CAS ruling on Russian doping ban will "scare a lot of people" and "send a strong message"

LONDON (AP) Usain Bolt says CAS ruling on Russian doping ban will ''scare a lot of people'' and ''send a strong message''
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Chaunte Lowe gets the party started

Chaunte Lowe breaks it down and pulls out all the moves in the heat of competition. From backflips to low dips, Lowe celebrates with a new dance move after every jump.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Top international individuals in the Rio Olympics

Top international individuals in Rio.
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Top U.S. individuals in the Rio Olympics

Top U.S. individuals in Rio.
15 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Erik Kynard advances to Rio Olympics, jumping 7-6 in Olympic trials

Kynard won easily in Eugene.
Via The Oregonian
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Trials: Clement, Robinson, Tinsley to Rio in 400m hurdles

Kerron Clement, Byron Robinson and Michael Tinsley finished top three to claim the U.S. 400m hurdles spots in Rio after Johnny Dutch hit a wall near the finish.
Via CSN Chicago
16 days ago

WATCH: Matthew Centrowitz and Andrew Wheating advance to 1,500-meter finals

Matthew Centrowitz and Andrew Wheating advance to 1,500-meter finals
Via The Oregonian
18 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Matthew Centrowitz, Andrew Wheating advance in Olympic trials 1,500 prelims

Matthew Centrowitz, Andrew Wheating advance in Olympic trials 1,500 prelims
Via The Oregonian
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Double the fun? Merritt moves on in quest for Olympic double

EUGENE, Ore. —€” LaShawn Merritt considers his 200-meter races to be more of a lark than anything else.Think of the possibilities if they ever become a serious pursuit.Already qualified for the Olympics in his "real" race, the 400, Merritt pulled away for an easy victory in the opening round of 200-meter qualifying at the rain-soaked U.S. Olympic Trials on Thursday, posting...
Via Associated Press
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Lolo Jones live-tweets her first Tinder date

Professional athletes, they’re just like us. And that means some may turn to dating apps like Tinder when they’re looking for love. Such is the case for track star Lolo Jones, who on Thursday live-tweeted what she said was her first Tinder date. First tinder date. — Lolo Jones (@lolojones) July 7, 2016 I'm a few mins late to arrive ( bc that's what girls do in the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Oscar Pistorius sentenced to six years in prison

Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to six years in a South African prison on Wednesday for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Pistorius, who was found guilty of murder last year, was described as a “fallen hero” by Judge Thokozile Masipa. “Our courts are courts of law, not courts of public opinion,” Masipa said during the ruling. “He’s a fallen hero, he has lost...
Via Larry Brown Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Russia fighting track and field ban as Rio Olympics approach

Russia’s track and field athletes are running out of time to clear their names. The International Association of Athletics Federations decided to uphold Russia’s ban from track and field events on Friday in Vienna, according to Sky News and the BBC. Russia is accused of widespread doping in an effort to win at all costs, and the IAAF determined Russia hasn’t met the conditions...
Via NESN.com
June 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Pistorius walks sans prosthetics at murder sentencing hearing

Once-famed, now infamous South African track star Oscar Pistorius has been known to have a flair for the dramatic. He upped the dramatics again on Wednesday, as he faced sentencing for the murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentine’s Day of 2013. This time, Pistorius decided to walk in the courtroom without his prosthetic legs as he pled his case for a lighter sentence...
Via The Comeback
June 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Nike sues world indoor 800-meter champ over move to New Balance

If world 800-meter champion Boris Berian is able to compete in this summer’s Rio Olympics, he’ll be training, competing and living in Nike gear, the same as all U.S. track and field athletes thanks to a sponsorship deal that runs through 2040. However, he’d prefer to be wearing New Balance shoes for the Olympic trials and the Games themselves, but Nike is suing to keep him...
Via The Comeback
June 08, 2016  |  Discuss
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