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MOSCOW, Russia (Sporting Alert) — Usain Bolt said United States would have had to be 10-metres ahead on the final exchange to prevent his Jamaican team from winning the men’s 4x100m gold medal at the just concluded IAAF World Championships in Moscow, Russia. Bolt, the triple world and Olympic gold medallists, made the comment after learning that American sprinter Mike Rodgers claimed that the U.S. poor baton exchange on anchor threw away the top podium…

DES MOINES, Iowa (Sporting Alert) – Tyson Gay blazed to a wind-aided 9.75 seconds to win his semi-finals of the men’s 100m dash at the USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships on Friday. Gay’s time was assisted by a +2.4 m/s following wind. Justin Gatlin came home second in the heat in 9.89, with Michael Rodgers (9.90) and Isiah Young (9.93) also booking spots in tonight’s final. Charles Silmon had earlier booked his spot by…

(Sporting Alert) — Jeremy Wariner struggles continued this season, following another below par performance over 400 metres at an IAAF World Challenge Meeting in Rabat on Sunday. The American who won gold in the discipline at the Athens Olympic Games in 2004, only managed to produce a time of 46.06 seconds for fifth place behind fellow countryman LaShawn Merritt, who crossed the finish line first in 45.22. Wariner, who has a seasonal best of 45.35,…

ROME, Italy (Sporting Alert) — Justin Gatlin handed Usain Bolt a defeat in the men’s 100m dash at the IAAF Diamond League Meeting in Rome, Italy on Thursday. The American won in 9.94 seconds with the Jamaican Bolt, struggling over the last 30 metres taking second in 9.95. Reigning World 400m champion Amantle Montsho was also in good winning form after improving her world-leading mark to 49.87secs to take the women’s one lap event. The…

ROME (Sporting Alert) — Usain Bolt will be on a mission when he takes the track for the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Rome on Thursday night. Watch Live on UniversalSports @ 2:00 PM ET Click here to watch it in the Track & Field section This live event is free to BendBroadband, DIRECTV, DISH and Hawaiian Telcom subscribers (based on your package); events will be streamed to our iPad app(download here) 2013 Diamond League: Viewer’s Guide ——————————- ————————————- The…

DOHA, Qatar (Sporting Alert) — Amantle Montsho, Justin Gatlin, David Rudisha, Abeba Aregawi, Brittney Reese and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, were all among the winners at the IAAF 2013 Diamond League opener in Doha on Friday night. A battling Montsho of Botswana powers past Allyson Felix in the home straight to win the women’s 400m dash in a new world-leading time of 49.88secs, improving her own previous world best of 50.14. Felix, who was suffering her first…

DOHA (Sporting Alert) — American sprinter Justin Gatlin is warning Usain Bolt that he will not have his own way this season and he must expect a “good dogfight” in the sprints at the World Championships in Moscow in August. Haven’t we heard this before? The American sprint sounded warning last summer as well, but was well beaten by Bolt and his training partner Yohan Blake. Still, Gatlin, the 2004 Olympic champion over 100m, remains…

ASHLAND (souraiders.com) – Three weeks after its first meet of the 2012 season, the nationally-ranked Southern Oregon cross country program returns to competition Saturday at the Stanford Invite. Southern Oregon has ranked first in every NAIA men’s cross country poll this season, and the Raiders backed it up in their first competition when they won the team title and Eric Avila (Chula Vista, Calif./Bonita Vista) earned the individual crown at the Humboldt State Invitational on…

LONDON (Sporting Alert) — Usain Bolt strolled into the final of the men’s 100 metres dash on Sunday at the London Olympic Games after winning his semi-final heat very convincingly. The defending champion and world record holder ran the opening half of the race before slowing down to a jog, while looking around as he crossed the finishing line in an impressive 9.87 seconds. American Ryan Bailey, who ran 9.88secs in his heat on Saturday…

PARIS (Sporting Alert) — World Record holder David Rudisha predicted a fast time and that he did to win the men’s 800m at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Paris on Friday. The Kenya superstar clocked a storming meeting record and world-leading time of 1:41.54 to lowered his own world-leading mark of 1:41.74 with his winning run that separated him by over four-seconds from the field. There was no one near the world champion, as…

EUGENE (Sporting Alert) — Newly crowned American 100 metres champion Justin Gatlin has told Usain Bolt and his fellow Jamaican countrymen that they will be pushed aside at the London Olympic Games. Gatlin has been in fantastic form this season – running undefeated so far – as he raced to a personal best to win the 100m at U.S. trials over the weekend. The 2004 Olympic gold medallist ran a new personal best of 9.80…