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Fraser-Pryce blazes to season's best in 100m in Paris

PARIS (AP) Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica has run a blazing 10.74 seconds for the fastest 100 meters in the world this year at the Diamond League meeting in Paris. The world and Olympic champion got a good start in lane five and led to the line on a hot Saturday evening. She was comfortably quicker than the previous season's best of 10.79, which both Fraser-Pryce and English...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Usain Bolt to attend Formula E race, but which is faster?

The FIA Formula E Series will be in London this weekend for a doubleheader that will bring it’s inaugural season to a close. Plenty of big names will be on hand during the event, including the fastest man on Earth: Usain Bolt. The 28-year-old Jamaican holds multiple sprint race world records, including an incredible 9.58-second run at the 2009 Berlin World championships. With the...
Via Fox Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Farah says he never doped; missed tests were 'mistakes'

LONDON -- Two-time Olympic champion Mo Farah says he's never taken performance-enhancing drugs and describes his two missed tests as "simple mistakes." The British distance runner missed two tests in the buildup to the 2012 Olympics, where he won gold medals in the 5,000 and 10,000 meters, according to the Daily Mail newspaper. The report came at a time when Farah's American coach...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Hampton alum Francena McCorory fastest 400m time in 2015

(Twitter)The 2016 Summer Olympics may be a year away, but Francena McCorory is already making noise on the track. The Hampton alum and Olympic Gold Medalist just put up the fastest 400m time of any woman this year, running a  49.86 in the Diamond League in New York on Saturday. .@theREALMcCorory (49.86) takes the Women's 400m! #AGPNYC
Via HBCU Gameday
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Usain Bolt called the 'neighbor from hell' over crazy parties

When Usain Bolt isn’t setting world records and working on maintaining his reputation as the fastest man alive, he apparently likes to have a good time. According to some of his neighbors in Jamaica, Bolt’s propensity for partying has become an issue. The Daily Mail reports that Bolt has developed a reputation in Kingston for...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
28 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
May 13, 2015  |  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
May 06, 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

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
October 21, 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

Oscar Pistorius reportedly involved in altercation at a bar

Oscar Pistorius was involved in an altercation with another man at a bar in South Africa over the weekend. According to Pistorius, clothing company big wig Jared Mortimer aggressively accosted him and started the dust-up. Mortimer claims Pistorius was drunk and sparked the exchange by insulting his friends and South African President Jacob Zuma. As […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

A very pregnant Alysia Montano runs the 800m, and no she didn’t win by a belly

Five-time national champion Alysia Montano, 34-weeks pregnant, ran the 800 meters race on  Thursday in the U.S. Track and Field Championships, finishing in 2 minutes, 32.13 seconds – only 35 seconds slower than her personal best of 1:57.34 in 2010, reports the AP, via USA TODAY Sports. I guess we should say it’s a good thing she didn’t win a close race, which spares us a potential...
Via Low Brow Sports
June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Boston Marathon winner Keflezighi preps for another feat in Atlanta

Meb Keflezighi made history in becoming the first American man to win the Boston Marathon in 31 years. Now, he's looking to pull off another feat in the country's largest race. He will be the last runner to start Atlanta's Peachtree Road Race on July 4 and attempt to pass as many of the 60,000 participants as possible -- with a goal of 22,500 -- all to raise money for charity. "Since...
Via Fox Sports South
June 25, 2014  |  Discuss
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