• Swimming: Kitajima legacy still pushing Peaty
    Reuters

    Swimming: Kitajima legacy still pushing Peaty

    By Rod Gilmour BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Last August in Rio, Adam Peaty's coach Mel Marshall compared the wait of watching her charge swimming away with the Olympic 100 meters breaststroke gold to that of giving birth. The 6ft 3in (1.91 meter) powerhouse is unfazed - "there's nothing like the

  • NASCAR's Earnhardt Jr. headed to NBC broadcast booth in 2018
    The Associated Press

    NASCAR's Earnhardt Jr. headed to NBC broadcast booth in 2018

    Dale Earnhardt Jr. will have a new way to voice his racing opinions next season - on television. NASCAR's most popular driver will join NBC Sports Group's coverage of stock car racing next year and there may be more options once he climbs out of the car for good. The agreement with NBCUniversal

  • Iron Lady seizes the moment at swimming world championships
    The Associated Press

    Iron Lady seizes the moment at swimming world championships

    With Katie Ledecky getting the night off, Hungary's Iron Lady seized the moment Monday at the world championships. Katinka Hosszu lived up to her country's enormous expectations with an electrifying victory in the 200-meter individual medley, spurred on by a flag-waving, foot-stomping crowd

  • Swimming - 'Iron Lady' Hosszu thrills home crowd by striking gold
    Reuters

    Swimming - 'Iron Lady' Hosszu thrills home crowd by striking gold

    By Rod Gilmour BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Katinka Hosszu, roared on by her home crowd, held on to secure Hungary's first gold medal at the 2017 world swimming championships after a thrilling women's 200 meters individual medley final on Monday. The Olympic champion's biggest threat after two