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Mark Cavendish to Return from Injury

Mark Cavendish (AP Photo/Gian Mattia D’Alberto) Click here for USN’s 2014 cycling schedule LONDON, Aug 6 (Reuters) – Mark Cavendish will return to action in this month’s Tour de l’Ain stage race in eastern France having recovered from the shoulder injury he sustained in the Tour de France opening stage, his team said on Wednesday. […]

Yohan Blake’s Injury Woes Continue in Glasgow

Yohan Blake (Reuters/Phil Noble) (Reuters) – Yohan Blake’s injury troubles hit a new low as he pulled up during the 100 meters at Friday’s Diamond League meeting in Glasgow. Blake’s race ended after 60 meters with the Jamaican clutching his hamstring in obvious pain as his compatriot Nickel Ashmeade went on to win in 9.97 […]

Allyson Felix Wins First Diamond League Race Since Injury

By Max Meyer Allyson Felix won her first Diamond League race since her return from injury, capturing the 200m on Wednesday, June 11, in Oslo. The American sprinter ran 22.73 seconds, edging out Great Britain’s Jodie Williams by .24 seconds. Felix suffered a torn hamstring at the 2013 World Championships, and looks to be well […]

Olympic champ Van Dyken posts picture of herself smiling after injury

(Reuters) – Olympic swimming champion Amy Van Dyken said on Tuesday she was “doing great” and posted a photo to social media showing her smiling in the hospital four days after severing her spine in a quad-bike accident. “Doing great today,” she said on Twitter. “Making progress. First day I sat up. Thank you all […]

Reid Priddy Suffers Season-Ending Injury

COLORADO SPRINGS – Three-time Olympian Reid Priddy announced that he would be missing the rest of the 2014 season after suffering an injury during FIVB World League in Bulgaria. “Regretfully, the 2014 season was cut short for me due to the awkward landing I made in Bulgaria on Saturday night,” the Richmond, Va., native said. […]

Devastated Vonn out of Sochi Games with injury

CREDIT: REUTERS/ROBERT PRATTA (Reuters) – Olympic downhill champion Lindsey Vonn, one of the biggest attractions in winter sport, will miss next month’s Sochi Games because she requires surgery on her injured knee. The 29-year-old American broke the news on her Facebook page on Tuesday. “I am devastated to announce I will not be able to compete in […]

Universal Sports Network: Lindsey Vonn on her Injury and Recovery

Lindsey Vonn talks with Universal Sports about her injury and recovery after taking a nasty fall during the 2013 World Championships in Schladming.

Universal Sports Update: Lysacek Injury

American skating star Evan Lysacek will miss Skate America due to injury.

Blake may miss two meetings through hamstring injury

By Kayon Raynor KINGSTON, April 16 (Reuters) – Jamaica’s world 100 meters champion Yohan Blake could miss the Jamaica International Invitational on May 4 and the Shanghai Diamond League meeting a fortnight later because of a hamstring injury, his coach Glen Mills said on Tuesday. Mills told Reuters that the right hamstring injury sustained by […]

Hoefl-Riesch overcomes hip injury to win Levi slalom

Winner Maria Hoefl-Riesch of Germany competes in the women’s slalom at the FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Levi in Kittila, November 10, 2012. (REUTERS/Heikki Saukkomaa/Lehtikuva) By Patrick Lang LEVI, Finland, Nov 10 (Reuters) – – Germany’s Maria Hoefl-Riesch battled through the pain barrier to secure her 24th World Cup victory in the Levi slalom on […]

Chemmy Alcott to comeback at scene of injury

Rescue workers tend to British skier Chemmy Alcott after she crashed in the Women’s Downhill thrid training of the FIS Ski World Cup in Lake Louise, Canada, December 2, 2010. (BILL HALLIWELL/AFP/Getty Images) Courtesy of fisalpine.com Fearless British alpine racer Chemmy Alcott has revealed she will make her comeback to competitive skiing at the scene […]

Injury-prone Radcliffe loses lottery funding

British athlete Paula Radcliffe competes in the half-marathon challenge of the Vienna City Marathon on April 15, 2012 in Vienna. (DIETER NAGL/AFP/Getty Images) LONDON, Oct 15 (Reuters) – Paula Radcliffe has had her funding cut by UK Athletics after she missed the London Olympics and last year’s World Championships because of injury. The 38-year-old marathon […]

Injury ends Powell’s season, agent says

Jamaica’s Asafa Powell kneels and rests his head on his hand after the men’s 100-meter during the athletics competition in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics, London, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) By Gene Cherry LONDON, Aug 7 (Reuters) – Jamaican former 100 meters world record holder Asafa Powell’s season is […]

Hesjedal joins list of injury withdrawals

By Mark Meadows TOMBLAINE, France, July 7 (Reuters) – Giro d’Italia champion Ryder Hesjedal was among a string of injured riders to quit the Tour de France on Saturday following a series of nasty crashes. In total 17 riders have so far withdrawn after a brutal first week at the world’s greatest race, with FDJ-Big […]

Gymnast Sloan out of U.S. trials with elbow injury

Bridget Sloan practices on the balance beam during the 2012 USA Gymnastics Olympic Team Trials at HP Pavilion. (Kyle Terada-US PRESSWIRE) By Mark Lamport-Stokes SAN JOSE, California, June 29 (Reuters) – Former world all-around champion Bridget Sloan had her Olympic hopes dashed on Friday when she pulled out of the U.S. gymnastics trials after spraining […]

Usain Bolt Races on the Beach in Rio

Usain Bolt runs on Copacabana beach (REUTERS/Sergio Moraes) By Seth Rubinroit Usain Bolt ran his first 100m race of 2014, winning with a time of 10.06 seconds. The race took place on Sunday on Copacabana beach in Rio de Janiero. Bolt missed the beginning of the 2014 season while recovering from a foot injury. He returned […]

Amy Van Dyken to be Released from Hospital

(AP Photo/David Longstreath

Yao Ming Named Ambassador for 2014 Youth Olympic Games

Yao Ming (Photo by Eric Gay/Pool/Getty Images) Click here for the schedule of the Youth Olympic Games on Universal Sports. The Chinese basketball legend will share his advice and experience of international competition with the next generation of young athletes, while inspiring young people around the world to get active and embrace the Olympic values. Yao […]

Aussie breaststroker Sprenger pulls out of Pan Pacs

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/ALBERT GEA   (Reuters) – World 100 meters breaststroke champion Christian Sprenger has withdrawn from for this month’s Pan Pacific swimming championships in his nativeAustralia because of a shoulder injury. Sprenger unsuccessfully battled through the pain at the recent Commonwealth Games and has opted to miss the Pan Pacs on medical advice with […]

USA Rugby Misses Out on Semifinals at Women’s Rugby World Cup

Click here for the schedule of IRB Women’s Rugby World Cup matches on Universal Sports. PARIS, France – Two tries by the Women’s Eagles may have been the difference in Saturday’s match at IRB Women’s Rugby World Cup 2014 that saw New Zealand win, 34-3. Two tries were taken away from the Eagles – tries […]

Kemar Bailey-Cole Steps Out of Usain Bolt’s Shadow

Kemar Bailey-Cole (Andrew Winning/Reuters) By Michael Hann (Reuters) – Usain Bolt’s training partner Kemar Bailey-Cole took advantage of the Olympic champion’s absence to coolly grab 100 meters gold at the Commonwealth Games on Monday but Veronica Campbell Brown failed to seal a Jamaican double. With the six-time Olympic champion and world record holder Bolt only […]

Bolt Says His Best is Yet to Come

 Photo Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports (Reuters) – Six-time Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt and his coach Glen Mills believe the Jamaican sprinter can run even faster as he targets the 2015 world championships and the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro. It has been five years since Bolt set the 100m world record […]

2014 Fencing World Championship: M Team Epee: Bronze Match

With the Swiss team ace, Max Heinzer, out due to injury in the semi-final, reserve Peer Borsky steps in to anchor the team and has the match of his life putting up 10 points defensive points helping the Swiss claim Bronze over Russian 23-21.

2014 Race Unlikely Between Usain Bolt and Justin Gatlin

Usain Bolt (Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports) (Reuters) – Usain Bolt will return to Rio de Janeiro next month to run a special 100 meters on the beach, he said on his website on Sunday, but the Jamaican world record holder is now unlikely to race against Justin Gatlin this year. The six times Olympic gold […]

Olympians at the 2014 ESPYS

From left: Jamie Anderson, Lolo Jones and Mikaela Shiffrin (Joe Faraoni/ESPN Images) By Max Meyer The ESPYS were held Wednesday on a hot, sunny day in Los Angeles, which meant that the Winter Olympians were supposed to be out of their element. Yet on the red carpet at L.A. Live, they looked like naturals. Jamie Anderson […]

Diamond League Monaco Preview

Allyson Felix (Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports) Tune in to IAAF Diamond League from Monaco Friday, July 18 at 2 PM ET LIVE on Universal Sports. Click here for the full IAAF Diamond League schedule.  By Mike Rowbottom Monaco’s IAAF Diamond League meeting on Friday (18) has much to live up to this year after 2013’s […]

Alberto Contador Holds Out Hope For Vuelta

(Reuters) – Alberto Contador flew to Madrid a day after crashing out of the Tour de France to receive treatment on his broken shinbone and faces a race against time to regain full fitness for next month’s Vuelta. The Spaniard, a Tour winner in 2007 and 2009, crashed during the 10th stage on Monday but […]

Heavy crash ends Contador Tour de France hopes

CREDIT: REUTERS/JACKY NAEGELEN (Reuters) – Spain’s Alberto Contador pulled out of the Tour de France on Monday after crashing heavily during the 10th stage and injuring his knee. The double Tour champion fell on the descent from Le Petit Ballon and spent several minutes being treated by race doctors, blood dripping from his right knee. […]

2014 Diamond League: Glasgow: Rudisha wins 800m

In the 9th Diamond League meet, Olympic Champ David Rudisha (KEN) returns from injury and crushes the field by 2.31 second with a time of 1:43.34, equaling the world leading time.

2014 Diamond League: Glasgow: McCorory wins 400m

In the 9th Diamond League meet, the indoor champ Francena McCorory (USA) gets the win at 49.93, beating fellow American Sanya Richard-Ross who has been coming back from injury, by .46 seconds.

Lolo Jones Gets Stitches Two Days Before Race

(UPDATE JULY 12): Lolo Jones managed to finish second in the women’s 100m hurdles in Glasgow on Saturday just two days after her gruesome injury. By Seth Rubinroit Lolo Jones received stitches on her right leg on Thursday, according to her Twitter account. She is in Glasgow for the IAAF Diamond League, and still plans on […]

Diamond League Glasgow Preview

Carmelita Jeter (Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports) By Max Meyer Glasgow is the ninth leg of the 2014 IAAF Diamond League. This is the first time since 1968 that Glasgow will host the Diamond League, as the meet is usually held in London. Here are the top events to watch on Friday and Saturday. Friday at 2 PM ET LIVE on […]

2014 Diamond League: Paris: Vlasic win’s Women’s High Jump

Blanka Vlasic (CRO) sustained injuries limiting her from competing and preventing her from winning. This is the 1st Time Vlasic has cleared 2 meters since her injury

Bolt seeks exemption to compete at Commonwealth Games

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/JEFF HAYNES (Reuters) – Six time Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt has made himself available for the Jamaican relay teams at next month’s Commonwealth Games, providing organizers with a potential boost for the multi-sport event’s profile. Bolt has not competed at all this season due to injury and has asked for a medical exemption […]

World No. 1 Gwen Jorgensen Headlines Field in Chicago

Gwen Jorgensen (Janos Schmidt/ITU) This weekend, the long awaited debut of Chicago on the ITU World Triathlon Series schedule will come to fruition. It is the only U.S. stop on the 2014 ITU World Triathlon Series circuit. Universal Sports Network will broadcast the elite women’s race Saturday, June 28, at 1:30 PM ET LIVE and […]

Caydee Denney and John Coughlin Will Sit Out 2014-15 Season

Caydee Denney and John Coughlin (Courtesy of U.S. Figure Skating) COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (June 24, 2014) – Caydee Denney and John Coughlin, the 2012 U.S. pairs champions, announced today they will not compete in the 2014-15 figure skating season as Denney continues to rehabilitate a right ankle injury. “After a lot of therapy, I am […]

Asafa Powell and Sherone Simpson Have Bans Lifted Pending Appeal

Asafa Powell (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) (Reuters) – Jamaican sprinters Asafa Powell and Sherone Simpson can resume competition pending the outcome of their doping appeals, the Court of Arbitration for Sport said on Wednesday. Former 100 meters world record holder Powell and Athens Olympics relay champion Simpson were banned 18 months in April after testing positive […]

Amy Van Dyken Moves to Hospital in Colorado on Road to Recovery

Amy Van Dyken (AP Photo/David Longstreath) By Max Meyer Gold-medal winning Olympic swimmer Amy Van Dyken is on to her next chapter in her road to recovery after suffering a severed spine in an all-terrain vehicle accident on June 9. Van Dyken will be flying from Scottsdale, Ariz. to Colorado, where she will be recovering at […]

Previewing USA Rugby vs. Canada

USA Rugby Men’s Eagles (Michael Lee/USA Rugby) SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Men’s Eagles are in Northern California this week looking to reverse a recent trend of Canadian dominance on the rugby pitch. Canada took all three of the two teams’ meetings last year, including a two-leg IRB Rugby World Cup 2015 Qualifier series win in […]

USN’s 2014 Endurance Gear Guide

Universal Sports Newtwork presents a list of essential gear that will keep endurance athletes on track during their Summer 2014 (and beyond) training. Take a look at some of our favorite products from brands like High Sierra, Asics and Timex.    Aggro Backpack by High Sierra   • Large, multi-compartment design. • Fully padded CUSHION-ZONE […]

2014 Diamond League: Oslo: Felix wins 200m

Allyson Felix (USA) still working her way back from injury gets the win, in her first trip to Oslo, at 22.73 seconds, beating Jodie Williams (GBR) by .24 seconds.

Diamond League from Oslo Offers Intriguing Storylines

Allyson Felix (Kyle Terada/USA TODAY Sports) Below is a preview of the top races and runners to keep an eye on at IAAF Diamond League from Oslo on Wednesday, June 11 at 2 PM ET LIVE on Universal Sports: Women’s 200m: Reigning Olympic Champion Allyson Felix will be looking to put an injury-plagued 2013 behind her […]

Wallabies’ ‘Captain’s Curse’ Strikes Moore

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/JASON O’BRIEN (Reuters) – The Wallabies captaincy is fast becoming the most unwanted job in world rugby after Stephen Moore, the latest player to be given the role, was ruled out for the rest of the season after suffering a serious knee injury against France. Named Australia’s new skipper less than a week ago, […]

USA Men’s Eagles Suffer Painful Loss Against Scotland

HOUSTON, Texas – The Men’s Eagles lost two players to injury in the first 20 minutes of Saturday’s match against Scotland at BBVA Compass Stadium, a 24-6 loss in front of 20,001 fans. Shalom Suniula, starting his first match for the Eagles, got the game started with the kickoff and Blaine Scully nearly won it […]

Coach Mike Tolkin Selects Squad for USA Rugby’s Summer Series

USA Rugby Men’s Eagles (Michael Lee/USA Rugby) CLICK HERE for the complete 2014 Universal Sports rugby schedule.  BOULDER, Colo. – Men’s Eagles Head Coach Mike Tolkin has selected 40 players for the upcoming Denver Camp ahead of the Summer Series, in which the Eagles will face IRB Rugby World Cup 2015 pool rival Scotland and […]

Blake back in form, leads Jamaica to 4×100 relay title

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/MIKE SEGAR (Reuters) – Olympic silver medalist Yohan Blake made it a perfect trip to the inaugural IAAF World Relays as he anchored Jamaica to a triumphant run in the 4×100 meters relay on Sunday. A night after leading a Jamaican team to a world record in the 4×200 relay, Blake brought his countrymen home […]

2014 IAAF World Relays: Jamaica wins 4x100m

After Arnaud Remy (FRA) pulls himself out of the race (injury), Yohan Blake powers Team Jamaica to the win at 37.77 and Great Britain was 2nd, .27 seconds back. Team USA DQ’d in the heats.

Justin Gatlin Runs Fastest 100m In 2014

UPDATE (May 21): Just three days after running the fastest 100m of 2014 at the Shanghai Diamond League meeting, Justin Gatlin improved his world lead to 9.87 seconds in Beijing. Veteran American sprinter Justin Gatlin set the fastest 100 meters time of the year on Sunday (May 18) at the Shanghai Diamond League meeting. Gatlin […]

2014 Diamond League: Shanghai: Williams-Mills wins 400m

As American star Allyson Felix returns to the track after an injury, she finishes 5th, while Novlene Williams-Mills (JAM) chased down Amantle Montsho (BOT) at the line to win by .06 seconds at 50.31.

Michael Phelps Advances to Finals of 100m Butterfly

Michael Phelps (Mike Lewis/OlaVistaPhotography.com) Michael Phelps raced in the preliminaries of the 100m butterfly and the 200m freestyle at the USA Swimming Grand Prix stop in Charlotte. He earned a spot in the 100m butterfly finals, which can be seen tonight (May 16) on Universal Sports at 6 PM ET LIVE. Coverage from Charlotte continues Saturday at 6 […]

Phelps set for second meet of his comeback

Photo Credit: Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports (Reuters) – Michael Phelps will take another small step in his comeback to competitive swimming when he competes in two races on Friday but this time he will do it without the presence of his friend and greatest rival. The 28-year-old Phelps competed for the first time since retiring after […]

Allyson Felix Returns to the Track

Allyson Felix (Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports) Three Olympic gold medallists and two world champions are among the latest cluster of international stars added to the already glittering line-ups for the 2014 Shanghai Diamond League meeting, which can be seen on Universal Sports on May 18 at 8 AM ET LIVE. US hurdler Aries Merritt, multi-medalled […]

Ryan Lochte Scratches from Charlotte Grand Prix

Ryan Lochte (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa De Olza) By Braden Keith, courtesy of SwimSwam.com American swimming superstar Ryan Lochte has scratched out of the Charlotte Grand Prix this weekend, which was set to be his first as a member of the home team. The news first broke with a Tweet from the USOC to a fan, who was […]

Race To Recovery: Achilles Tendonitis

This week we head to D.I.S.C. Sports & Spine Center to get recovery tips on the common injury of Achilles Tendonitis. Dr. Gary Brazina, MD FACS, Orthopedic Surgeon talks about the special care needed to prevent further injury down the line.

Training & Recovery: Race To Recovery: Preventing Concussions

This week, we head back to D.I.S.C. to speak with Neurological Spine Surgeon, Dr. Robert S. Bray, Jr., about the importance of head injury prevention. Many athletes don’t realize that cumulative minor head injuries have a long-lasting effect.

 
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