June 24, 2013 |
DES MOINES, Iowa - Mentally, Tyson Gay is now in a good place. Physically, too. That's the healing power of running fast at nationals. Once and for all, Gay put to rest any questions about his surgically repaired hip as he completed the 100-200 sprint double yesterday at the USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, winning the 200 meters in 19.74 seconds. It is the fastest time in the world this season. Gay also beat Justin Gatlin in the 100 on Friday in a season-leading time of 9.75.
April 27, 2013 |
Allyson Felix enjoyed tremendous success on the ultimate world track and field stage last year, winning three gold medals at the London Olympics. So it would be reasonable for her to want to relax a little this year and maybe skip the Penn Relays. But that's not part of the mind-set for the 27-year-old Californian. It's a World Championship year, it's the start of the outdoor track season. And it's the Penn Relays, and there's no other place where Felix would rather be. "I love the Penn Relays," Felix said Friday at a news conference one day before the annual USA vs. The World races at Franklin Field.
April 25, 2013 |
Six of the seven women who won gold medals for the United States in the 2012 Olympic relays will compete Saturday in the USA vs. the World races at the Penn Relays, USA Track and Field announced Tuesday. Allyson Felix, who ran the second leg in the 4x100-meter and 4x400-meter relays in London, is coming to Franklin Field, seeking to add to an incredible record that has seen her be a part of 13 victorious relay teams for the United States at the carnival over the last eight years.
November 13, 2012
Novak Djokovic recovered from early breaks in both sets to beat Swiss star Roger Federer , 7-6 (6), 7-5, Monday for the ATP Finals championship in London. It was the top-ranked Serb's second title in the year-end tournament for the top eight players in the world. He also won in 2008. COLLEGES: Under the football postseason system that begins in 2014, a spot in the marquee bowls will go to the best team from a group of five conferences: Big East, Mountain West, Conference USA, Sun Belt, and Mid-American.
August 17, 2012
Late Show With David Letterman (11:35 p.m., CBS3) - Zach Galifianakis ( The Campaign ); former Army Sgt. Valerie Brown; musician Allen Stone. The Tonight Show With Jay Leno (11:35 p.m., NBC10) - Jason Statham; Allyson Felix; the Offspring perform. The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson (12:35 a.m., CBS3) - TV host Julie Chen; actor Chris Messina.
August 12, 2012 |
LONDON - By the time Allyson Felix was done with her part, her third gold medal of the Olympics was all but hanging around her neck. Staking the U.S. team to more than a 2-second lead at the halfway point Saturday night, then watching Sanya Richards-Ross bring home the blowout victory, Felix added the 4x400-meter relay gold to the titles she won earlier in the 4x100 relay and 200-meter sprint. "By the time I got the stick," Richards-Ross said, "it was basically a victory lap. " The United States finished in 3 minutes, 16.87 seconds - good for a 3.36-second rout over Russia, the biggest margin in the final of the long relay at the Olympics since East Germany beat the United States by 3.58 seconds in 1976.
August 9, 2012
LONDON - In the biggest competition of her life, long jumper Brittney Reese cost herself a precious attempt. "I messed myself all up," Reese said. "I was too busy cheering for Allyson Felix. " That's how much people like Felix, who finally completed her personal quest for a gold medal in the 200 meters here Wednesday night. The fresh-faced 26-year-old from Los Angeles really is just that nice. Maybe too nice. Maybe that was the problem in Athens and Beijing, where she took silver instead of gold.
August 9, 2012 |
LONDON - No more heartbreak for Allyson Felix. No more silver, either. Denied twice on the world's biggest stage, Felix won the Olympic gold medal she's been yearning for, taking the 200 meters Wednesday night to fill the last, and biggest, hole in her otherwise stellar resume. Felix won the race in 21.88 seconds, topping Jamaica's Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, who won the 100 4 nights earlier, by .21 seconds. American Carmelita Jeter added bronze to go with her silver in the 100 meters.
August 4, 2012 |
LONDON - Allyson Felix is not Marion Jones, which is good in obvious ways and not so good in other ways. We know now that Jones' incredible performance in Sydney was just that - not credible - because of performance-enhancing drugs. Felix remains free and clear of suspicion. But it's a little like baseball. We know Barry Bonds and Mark McGwire cheated. We're pretty sure Sammy Sosa did, too. The Steroid Era is gone, and it took those mind-blowing 60- and 70-home run seasons with it. Jones was the Bonds of her sport's own Steroid Era. She was even implicated by the same investigation into Victor Conte's Balco lab. But even if we can't really respect her larger-than-life performances, we can still miss the thrills and excitement.
July 3, 2012 |
EUGENE, Ore. - It will be remembered as the most anticipated race never run: the runoff that turned into a walk away to conclude the U.S. track trials. Jeneba Tarmoh conceded the final Olympic spot in the 100 meters rather than meet training partner Allyson Felix at the starting line on Monday to break a third-place tie. She notified USA Track and Field early in the day of her intention to withdraw from the evening race, not specifying why she was stepping aside. In an e-mail sent through her agent to USATF, Tarmoh said: "I understand that with this decision I am no longer running the 100m dash in the Olympic Games and will be an alternate for the event.