• Wrestler, 11, finds silver lining after health problems ended competitive career

    by Kevin Carmody sports@gazette.com -
    Updated: 49 min ago

    Imagine that you had the talent, passion, skill and determination to succeed at a sport. Then, it was taken away. It might devastate you to keep competing. "That would be heartbreaking," said Spenser Mango, a two-time Olympian Greco-Roman wrestler Friday while watching competition...

  • Beijing Winter Olympics bid highlights skiing, hockey growth

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    CHONGLI, China (AP) — Clad in neon-green from head to toe, Chinese snowboarder He Qiang is part of a growing cohort of middle-class enthusiasts in a country with little tradition of winter sports but that is now seeking to host the 2022 Winter Olympics. The 28-year-old escapes his...

  • Amy Van Dyken returns to broadcast booth after ATV accident

    Associated Press
    Updated: 22 hr ago

    BERKELEY, Calif. — Six-time Olympic gold medalist swimmer Amy Van Dyken has returned to work as a broadcaster with the Pac-12 Networks nearly eight months after an all-terrain vehicle accident left her paralyzed from the waist down. Van Dyken flew into the Bay Area from Arizona on...

  • USA Table Tennis picks new chairman

    Joe Paisley
    Updated: Thu, Jan 29, 2015

    The Board of Directors of USA Table Tennis elected Peter Scudner as its new chairman for the next two years. Scudner, who returns to the position he held from 2008-12, succeeds the outgoing Michael Baubin, who completed his two year term. Scudner is a senior vice president/wealth...

  • Sochi hockey team thriving a year after Winter Olympics

    Updated: Wed, Jan 28, 2015

    SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Many Russians laughed when Sochi was selected to host the 2014 Winter Olympics. Not only was Sochi one of the warmest places in Russia, it also had no history of winter sports. But against all odds, Sochi now boasts a professional ice hockey team and a steady...

  • Dave Schultz wrestling tourney in Colorado Springs this week is big international step

    By JOE PAISLEY joe.paisley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Jan 28, 2015

    This week's Dave Schultz Memorial Invitational cannot be overlooked by a U.S. women's national wrestling team eager to take that final step. The freestyle squad, which includes many who live in the area or train at the Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center, has placed third at the...

  • Curling seniors battle for U.S. titles

    Joe Paisley
    Updated: Mon, Jan 26, 2015

    Curl Mesabi, an eight-sheet curling club in the heart of Minnesota curling country, is set to host the 2015 USA Curling senior national championships this week. The competition gets underway Wednesday in Eveleth, Minn., featuring eight women's and 20 men's teams. The...

  • Jason Brown wins first US skating title, holding off Adam Rippon

    By RACHEL COHEN AP Sports Writer
    Updated: Mon, Jan 26, 2015

    GREENSBORO, N.C. - Monument's Jason Brown won his first U.S. title, holding off Adam Rippon thanks to his big lead after the short program. Joshua Farris, skating last for The Broadmoor Skating Club, had a chance to overtake Brown on Sunday, but one of his triple-jump combinations...

  • Yoga, wrestling can't slow Ben Provisor enough in Colorado Springs as U.S. team dominates at Pinto Cup

    by KEVIN CARMODY sports@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Jan 26, 2015

    Next time, maybe Ben Provisor won't combine yoga with wrestling. Not in the same day, anyway. The 2012 Olympian had just enough to hold off his competitor from Kazakhstan for a 3-2 decision, one of nine victories by American wrestlers at the Jack Pinto Cup - The Springs at the...

  • Broadmoor duo and engaged couple Alexa Scimeca, Christopher Knierim win U.S. pairs figure skating title

    By RACHEL COHEN AP Sports Writer
    Updated: Sat, Jan 24, 2015

    GREENSBORO, N.C. - The Broadmoor Skating Club's Alexa Scimeca and Christopher Knierim won their first pairs title at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships. Scimeca and Knierim, who are engaged to be married, totaled 210.49 points, a record for the event, to beat Haven Denney and...

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