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DES MOINES, Iowa (Sporting Alert) – Brianna Rollins signed off Saturday’s third day of action at the U.S. Track & Field Championships with a sizzling 12.26 seconds (+1.2 m/s) to win the women’s 100-meter hurdles – flashing to a new American record at Drake Stadium. Rollins had looked very impressive in the early rounds, but her winning time in the final came as a surprised to everyone, including the runner herself. “I just came out…

DES MOINES, Iowa (Sporting Alert) – A number of finals are set for day three at the USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Drake Stadium on Saturday. USATF.TV Webcasting Schedule 2013 USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships and Junior Track & Field Championships All times Eastern June 22nd – 7:30am to 7pm (Only field events from 4-7pm) TV LIVE Coverage 4-5 p.m. on Universal Sports, LIVE 5-7 p.m. on NBC Sports Network Amongst the events…

Des Moines, IA (Sporting Alert) — Jeremy Wariner’s decline over the 400m hit another low at the U.S. Track and Field Trials on Thursday after he finished last in his heat and posted the slowest time of all the starters. Wariner, a 2004 Olympic Games gold medallist from Athens, Greece, had been struggling this season and he posted 48.04 seconds for last place in his heat, which was also the slowest time for the entire…

Des Moines, IA (Sporting Alert) — Day 1 of the USA Track and Field Trials get underway on Thursday as several of the country’s top male and female athletes go in search of places on the World Championships team this summer. USATF.TV Webcasting Schedule 2013 USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships and Junior Track & Field Championships Live Results All times Eastern June 20th – 11am to 10:25pm Of course the main attention will come from the…

EUGENE, Ore. (Sporting Alert) — Allyson Felix set a new personal best of 21.69 to win the women’s 200m at the U.S. Olympic trials to pick the team for the London Games on Saturday. The two-time world champion flashed off the corner and took the lead into the straightaway to batter a very strong field to become the third fastest American ever over the dis “I am so happy to be on this team,” said…

EUGENE, Ore. (Sporting Alert) — Sanya Richards-Ross stayed on course to land the 400/200 double after winning her semi-finals of the women’s 200m at the U.S. Olympic Trials in Eugene. Richards-Ross, who has already landed the 400m title, sizzled to the fastest time of the day and the second quickest time this year, at 22.15 to take the second semi-final heat. LSU’s national champion Kimberlyn Duncan crossed the finish line behind her in 22.37 to…

EUGENE, Ore (Sporting Alert) — Justin Gatlin continued his excellent form this season with another victory, this time producing a personal best to win the U.S. Olympic trials 100 metres on Sunday. Watch the video of Justin Gatlin beating Tyson Gay The 2004 Athens Olympic champion stopped the clock at 9.80 seconds to take the win over Tyson Gay, who raced home second in a seasonal best time of 9.86secs. The biggest surprise, however, was…

EUGENE, Oregon (Sporting Alert) -– Justin Gatlin was the fastest qualifier from the heats in the men’s 100 metres at the U.S. Olympic Games trials at Hayward Field on Saturday. The 2004 Olympic Games champion clocked 9.90 seconds to win his heat in the quickest time on the evening and defeated World Indoor finalist Trell Kimmons (10.11). Also moving into the semis is American record holder Tyson Gay, who took heat 4 in a time…

EUGENE, Ore. (Sporting Alert) — LaShawn Merritt leads all qualifiers from the preliminary round of the men’s 400 metres at the U.S. Olympic trials in Eugene on Friday. The reigning Olympic champion posted 45.36 seconds to take heat 1 of the first round races, beating Bryshon Nellum (45.58) and prep star Aldrich Bailey (45.59). Defending national champion and recently crowned NCAA gold medal winner Tony McQuay of Florida, was on top of heat 2 with…

NEW YORK (Sporting Alert) — American speedster Tyson Gay has admitted that Usain Bolt “is on fire” at the moment, which makes him a very tough man to beat at the London Olympic Games this summer. Gay returned to action at the adidas Grand Prix Saturday night after being out for almost a year with a hip injury that forced him to do surgery. The 2007 world sprint champion clocked 10.00 seconds to take the…

MIAMI, FL — Tyson Gay will open his season over the 100 metres dash at the 2012 adidas Grand Prix in New York on Saturday. The American record holder who has been hit by a series of injuries, will take part in the “B” section of the Diamond League event, which means he will not be going up against Jamaican world champion Yohan Blake. “I am nervous (about the race) because I have high expectations…