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How to Turn the Local Park into Your Gym
April 8th, 2014 at 3:28 AM
During the winter, those of us who are more fitness-inclined see ourselves spend less and less time exercising outside and more and more time exercising at the local gym or in our home workout spaces. With a treadmill at home (Fitness Warehouse is a reliable provider), you can burn calories...

United States Skier Ted Ligety Captures Gold in Giant Slalom
February 20th, 2014 at 10:04 AM
After completing his second run in the giant slalom on Wednesday, Ted Ligety made Olympic history by becoming the first American to win gold in the event. Ligety, who was the overwhelming favorite to win the gold, finished with a time of 2:45:29 in the two-run combined event. Steve Missillier and...

United States Men’s Hockey Clobbers Slovakia 7-1
February 13th, 2014 at 7:47 AM
Photo Credit: ***PHOTO1*** Rarely does one see a complete game from any team in any sport, but Team USA's 7-1 drumming of Slovakia was just that. The United States went off in the second frame a minute after Slovakia tied it up at 1 on a blown offside call. Tomas Tatar's...

Erin Hamlin Helps USA End Drought in Luge, Takes Home Bronze
February 12th, 2014 at 3:10 PM
If someone were to ask when the last time the United States won a medal in singles luge, that answer would be tough considering they never have, until now. Erin Hamlin won the first American medal in the sport since it was introduced to the Olympics 50 years ago.  "It's amazing,"...

Injuries Hampering Members of Men’s USA Hockey Team
January 15th, 2014 at 2:42 PM
***PHOTO1*** With the Sochi Games just 23 days away there are still several question marks amid USA Hockey's men's team. The injury bug infests NHL locker-rooms with regularity and does not discriminate. It bites MVPs and grinders and even Olympians. USA Hockey head coach Dan Bylsma knows this but  that did...

FightClub.com, Now the Official Fantasy Football Game of Sports Media 101; Sign-Up Free, Win Big
September 28th, 2013 at 6:51 AM
Sports Media 101 Inc. is proud to announce an official, and exclusive, fantasy football partnership with FightClub.com. FightClub offers weekly fantasy football games suited for both the novice and professional fantasy football player, encompassing NFL football and NCAA football. Sign-up is free and all new participants receive an immediate $5 credit. Additionally,...

2013 U.S. Open Men & Women Series Preview
July 25th, 2013 at 7:02 AM
With Andy Murray's big win at Wimbledon, the tennis world wrapped up its short grass-court season. Now, the men and women are working towards the summer's U.S. Open Series, which culminates in New York on Aug. 26. As they volley, lob and spin from one blue hard court after another,...

Boston Bombing Suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Indicted on Multiple Counts
June 27th, 2013 at 12:36 PM
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the 19-year-old suspect caught after the Boston Marathon bombings, faces a 30-count indictment by a federal grand jury for use of weapons of mass destruction and killing a total of four people.  ***PHOTO1*** Seventeen of the charges carry the possibility of the death penalty while the others carry the...

President Obama on Boston Marathon Bombings: “American People Refuse to Be Terrorized”
April 16th, 2013 at 9:26 AM
***PHOTO1*** In an 11:30 AM ET press conference on Tuesday, U.S. President Barack Obama spoke harrowing and reassuring words regarding Monday's Boston Marathon bombings. "Given what we now know about what took place," Obama said in his brief statement, "the FBI is treating it as an act of terrorism. Any time bombs...

Boston Marathon Explosions Kill 2, Injure Over 100, Shock the World
April 15th, 2013 at 3:13 PM
Two explosives went off within 30 seconds of each other at the Boston Marathon this afternoon just before 3:00 PM. It has been reported that the authorities are treating the investigations of these bombs and third fire at Boston's JFK Library as if they are related, however it is unknown...

Explosions Rock Boston Marathon; 20-30 Reported Injured, Several Fatally
April 15th, 2013 at 12:41 PM
Two explosions, which went off in quick succession, injured upwards of 30 people -- some fatally -- at the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday afternoon. ***PHOTO1*** Several onlookers reported a horrific scene following the explosions, including grave details about the remains of several bodies. The Boston Police Department has...

Paralympic Star Oscar Pistorius Charged with Murder
February 14th, 2013 at 6:11 PM
***PHOTO1*** Oscar Pistorius's girlfriend, model Reeva Steenkamp was found by police shot to death at Pistorius's home this morning. Pistorius, a Paralympic Champion from South Africa, was arrested and will be held overnight in waiting of a Friday morning bail hearing.  The athlete had his legs amputated at the knee as...

Olympic Games Basketball 101: U.S. Women Pass Toughest Test, Beat Australia in Semis
August 10th, 2012 at 1:38 PM
The U.S. women's basketball team earned a hard-fought 86-73 victory on Thursday over their international rival, Australia, to advance to the finals in London. The win was their 40th straight in Olympic competition, and the Americans will shoot for their fifth straight Olympic gold. Australia controlled the tempo of the game...

Olympic Games Track and Field 101: Bolt Goes ‘Double-Double’, U.S. Men Add to Medal Count
August 10th, 2012 at 1:14 AM
***PHOTO1*** In case anyone had any doubt, Usain Bolt indeed completed the first ever Olympic track ‘double-double’ on Thursday night, earning the 200-meter gold with a time of 19.32  to go with his 100-meter gold from Tuesday. Bolt also took gold with world-record times in both events at the 2008 Beijing...

Olympic Games Water Polo 101: U.S. Women Upgrade to Gold in Fourth Olympiad
August 9th, 2012 at 11:52 PM
***PHOTO2*** The U.S. women's water polo team finally justified their reign as the top nation in the sport, winning their first gold medal in Olympic competition with an 8-2 victory over Spain on Thursday night in London. American center back Maggie Steffens was the star of the match, matching Spain's total goal...

Olympic Games Soccer 101: U.S. Women Avenge World Cup Defeat, Take Gold from Japan
August 9th, 2012 at 1:59 PM
***PHOTO1*** The 2011 World Cup loss left the U.S. women's soccer team in emotional shock and shambles. According to captain Abby Wambach, there was an insatiable team desire to not only dominate the following Olympics, but get that win back from Japan. Both opportunities presented themselves on Thursday night, and the...

Olympic Games Women Soccer 101: U.S. WINS!!!! SWEET REDEMPTION as GOLD is EARNED!
August 9th, 2012 at 1:52 PM
London- Around this time last year, the U.S. Women's soccer team experienced a bitter defeat to Japan in the final of the World Cup at Wembley Stadium.  This year after a thrilling match, which was both physical and tactical on both sides, the U.S. experiences sweet redemption.  More than that...

Olympic Games Track and Field 101: Allyson Felix Finally Gets Her “Baby”, Usain Bolt Breezes to 200M Final
August 9th, 2012 at 1:32 PM
***PHOTO1*** As the final week of Olympic competition wraps up, athletes from around the world take advantage of years, even decades, of hard work in events that last could last as little as 10 seconds. Fortunately for some U.S. athletes, that hard work culminated in a trip to the medal stand. In...

Olympic Games Volleyball 101: Treanor and Walsh Earn Three-Peat on the Beach in All-American Final
August 9th, 2012 at 11:50 AM
***PHOTO2*** Kerri Walsh and Misty-May Treanor completed an Olympic beach volleyball three-peat on Wednesday in London, defeating fellow countrywomen Jenny Kessi and April Ross in the prime-time championship match 21-16, 21-16 for their third gold medal. The match was contested in the first set, but not close in the second. Walsh and...

Olympic Games Volleyball 101: U.S. Men’s Team Ousted in Quarters
August 9th, 2012 at 11:00 AM
The U.S. men's volleyball team suffered a 3-0 quarterfinal defeat to Italy on Wednesday in London, ending the squad's medal hopes for these Olympics after winning gold in Beijing in 2008. After the U.S. led 18-15 midway through the first set, the momentum slowly began to swing into the Italians' favor....