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KINGSTON, Jamaica (Sporting Alert) — Olympic silver medallist Shelly Ann Fraser-Pryce easily won the women’s 200m title at the Jamaica National Championships on Sunday, while Olympic bronze medallist Warren Weir blasted to a personal best to win the men’s race. Fraser-Pryce easily won the women’s event in 22.13 seconds after taking charge of the event coming off the curve. Training partners Sherone Simpson, who ran 22.55 and Anneisha McLauglin, 22.58, crossed the finish line behind her as…

KINGSTON, Jamaica (Sporting Alert) — Reigning World 100m champion Yohan Blake has withdrawn from this weekend’s Jamaica Athletics Administration Association (JAAA) Senior Championships and will concentrate on being ready for the World Championships in Moscow, later on this summer. Blake, who doesn’t need to qualify for Moscow over the 100m because he’s the defending champion in the discipline, had planned to earn a spot in the 200m from the trials, but a setback due to an…

KINGSTON, Jamaica (Sporting Alert) — Asafa Powell could miss another World Championship after the former world 100m record holder pulled up at a local meet in Jamaica on Saturday night. Powell, who missed the 2011 World Athletics Championship in Daegu with a groin injury, suffered another hamstring injury at the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) All-Comers Meet at the National Stadium in Kingston, racing over 100m. The Jamaican sprinter confirmed that it is the same…

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…

KINGSTON (Sporting Alert) — The following are results from the elite events at the 2013 Jamaica International Invitational track and field meeting, which took place at the National Stadium in Kingston on Saturday night. The meeting, which showcase several of the world’s best athletes in both running and field events, was also without several superstars who are recognised both locally and globally. Amongst them were six-time Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt and his training partner…

PHILADELPHIA (Sporting Alert) – Olympic 100-metres champion Shelly Ann Fraser-Pryce anchored a Jamaican 4x100m sprint quartet to victory at the 2013 Penn Relays at Franklin Field on Saturday. The sprint quartet of Sherone Simpson, Kerron Stewart, Anneisha McLauglin and Fraser-Pryce clocked 42.42 seconds to seal the win and end the United States’ dominance in this event at the Penn Relays. Getting the baton slightly behind Jeneba Tarmoh of USA Red, Fraser-Pryce turned on the burners…

PHILADELPHIA – The following are the tentative starting teams for the 2013 edition of USA vs. The World that were released on Friday night. USA vs. The World  live on NBC from 1-3 p.m Penn Relays Live Streaming on Penn Relays TV The Penn Relays, which is the world’s oldest and largest relay carnival, once again hosts the marquee event, which brings track and field supporters from all over the world every year at Franklin…

KINGSTON, Jamaica (Sporting Alert) — Usain Bolt was beaten over 400 metres at the UWI Track and Field Invitational held at the UWI/Usain Bolt Track in Mona on Saturday. The triple Olympic gold medallist ran 46.44 second to improve on his seasonal best, but had to settle for second place behind Nicholas Maithland, who won the race in 45.79secs. Bolt, who will seek to repeat his performances from the London Olympics this summer at the IAAF World Championships where he…

KINGSTON, Jamaica (Sporting Alert) — Warren Weir and Yohan Blake beat training partner Usain Bolt in his season opener over 400 metres at the Camperdown Classic at the National Stadium in Kingston on Saturday. The trio who swept the 200m in London last summer, did not run head-to-head, but Weir and Blake both posted faster times than the two-time sprint double Olympic champion. Bolt clocked 46.71seconds to easily win his heat, but Weir, who won…

BRUSSELS, Belgium (Sporting Alert) -– Olympic champion Aries Merritt of USA blasted to World record in the 110m Hurdles at the Memorial van Damme in Brussels, the final leg of the 2012 Samsung Diamond League series on Friday. After showing promises all season, Merritt rocketed from the gun and put down a brilliant display on his way to shattering the old mark with a stunning 12.80 seconds performance. Merritt’s eye-popping performance lowered the old mark…

Lausanne, Switzerland (Sporting Alert) – Olympic sprint double champion Usain Bolt returns to competition on Thursday night at the IAAF Diamond League Lausanne – Athletissima 2012 Event – in Lausanne, Switzerland. DIAMOND LEAGUE LAUSANNE – ATHLETISSIMA LIVE ON UNIVERSAL SPORTS: Event starts: August 23 2012 @ 2:00 pm ET The Jamaican sprinter who became the first man to repeat his sprint double feat at successive Olympic Games in London earlier this month, will race over the 200m,…

MIAMI (Sporting Alert) – His superb performances at the just concluded London 2012 Olympic Games continue to be overshadowed by speculations that the world’s fastest man, Usain Bolt is on dope. Following the comments made by American legend Carl Lewis about Bolt and his fellow Jamaicans performances at the Games, CBSChicago.com columnist, Dan Bernstein add his say in the debate, claiming that “Usain Bolt Is Probably Doping.” He writes: “Anyone wasting words extolling the greatness…