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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 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 […]

Joaquim Rodriguez seals second triumph in Catalunya

BARCELONA, March 30 (Reuters) – Joaquim Rodriguez won the Tour of Catalunya for a second time on Sunday when the Team Katusha rider defended his slender overnight lead to pip fellow Spaniard Alberto Contador of Tinkoff-Saxo into second. Champion in 2010, home favourite Rodriguez had a four-second lead going into the last and shortest of […]

2014 U.S. Open Wrestling National Championships on Universal Sports

  The semifinals of the Asics U.S. Open Wrestling National Championships will air LIVE on Universal Sports on Friday, April 18 at 10 PM ET, followed by the finals on Saturday, April 19 at 10 PM ET LIVE. Van Stokes will call the action, along with Jake Herbert, Nick Garone and Jason Bryant. Below is […]

NFL’s DeMarcus Ware: “It’s not just a run for me.”

NFL star DeMarcus Ware (Red Bull Content Pool) Football star DeMarcus Ware had a frightening accident on the field in 2009 — severely spraining his neck after slamming headfirst into a lineman. After a few anxious moments, the immobilized player was placed on a stretcher and carted off the field. At the time, it was unknown […]

Seven Ways to Get Fit This Year

Well-rested legs are strong legs. Hit the hay early for a better ride the next day. By Ben Delaney (Courtesy of Bike Radar) Does anyone actually stick to new year’s resolutions? As much as we’d all like to just ‘be faster and fitter’ this year, a vague goal like that is never going to be […]

Importance of Short Term Goals for Swimmers

By Olivier Poirier-Leroy (Courtesy of SwimSwam) When a swimmer is asked about their goals the answer is invariably something long term and epic – Win the olympics. Win 9 gold medals at World Champs Beat every single one of my brother’s club records And so on… Yet ask the same swimmer what their goals are […]

Training & Recovery: Race To Recovery: Shin Splints

Universal Sports brings you Race To Recovery, injury prevention tips and techniques for endurance athletes. Podiatrist/Surgeon James Wang gives tips on how to prevent shin splint injuries and what steps to take toward recovery.

USA Eagles Qualify for IRB Rugby World Cup 2015

MARIETTA, Ga. – The Men’s Eagles scored three tries in eight minutes in a 32-13 win against Uruguay Saturday at Fifth Third Bank Stadium at Kennesaw State University to qualify for the IRB Rugby World Cup 2015. Both teams entered the second leg of the RWC Qualifier even after last weekend’s 27-27 draw at Estadio Charrua […]

Run As One: Marc Fucarile, Survivor

Boston native Marc Fucarile stood near the finish line on Boylston Street with a group of friends at the 2013 Boston Marathon when, for a moment, time seemed to stop still. He was severely injured and lost his right leg in the blasts. As the days in the hospital grew, Marc found comfort from the team that surrounded him, and overwhelming messages of support from across the country motivated him to move forward in his recovery efforts. Now, Marc is intent on showing his son and others that even with an injury you can still lead an active life.

2014 FIS World Cup Alpine Skiing: Slalom Final: Schild 3rd

Marlies Schild (AUT) takes 3rd in the final and 3rd in the final Slalom rankings, getting two wins out of six races and missing two to injury.

2014 Indoor Track and Field Championship: Pole Breaks during Women’s Pole Vault

Nikoleta Kiriakopoulou (GRE) escapes injury during the Women’s Pole Vault event when her pole breaks mid-vault.

2014 FIS World Cup Alpine Skiing: Kvitfjell: Bank Crashes

Ondrej Bank (CZE) crashes hard in the Super G, injurying his leg and has to be taken off the course.

2014 Orlando Swimming Grand Prix: Ryan Lochte interview

American swimmer Ryan Lochte talks to Rowdy Gaines about the tough weather conditions thats been going on lately and his plans on returning to the water after rehabbing his knee injury.

Wanted: America’s next winter sports superstar

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/JOSHUA LOTT (Reuters) – The absence of injured skier Lindsey Vonn and the shock dethroning of snowboarder Shaun White have created a gaping hole for a new American sporting superstar to fill and grab sponsors’ gold from Sochi. The Olympics give huge exposure to athletes from beyond America’s staple sports of basketball, football and baseball, but […]

Pikus-Pace says silver makes the pain worth it

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/MURAD SEZER (Reuters) – An elated Noelle Pikus-Pace called her Olympicskeleton silver “as good as gold” on Friday and announced her retirement for the second time after bouncing back from injury, family trauma and the disappointment of just missing a medal four years ago. The 31-year-old American missed the 2006 Olympics when she broke her right leg […]

Injured skater Plushenko retires from Games, overshadows men’s hockey

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/LUCY NICHOLSON (Reuters) – Russia’s flamboyant figure skater Yevgeny Plushenko pulled out of the Winter Olympics through injury on Thursday in a shock twist that immediately deflated home fans pumped up by an opening victory for their beloved men’s ice hockey team. At the Iceberg Skating Palace, there was disbelief when the announcement came over the […]

‘America, we did it!’ Christensen leads US sweep

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/DYLAN MARTINEZ (Reuters) – Joss Christensen led a United States podium sweep in spectacular fashion to win the first Olympic gold medal in men’s slopestyle skiing at the Sochi Games on Thursday. Another bumper crowd at Extreme Park were treated to a thrilling display of acrobatics as the freestyle skiers pushed their routines to the limits […]

White out of slopestyle as Sochi opening nears

  PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/MIKE BLAKE (Reuters) – The Sochi Olympics were dealt a blow two days before the opening ceremony when American snowboarding star Shaun White pulled out of the slopestyle event due to safety concerns, highlighting the real dangers athletes face in extreme winter sports. The news came as organizers scramble to deal with teething problems […]

Olympic champion Morgenstern badly injured

  CREDIT: REUTERS/KAI PFAFFENBACH (Reuters) – Three-times Austrian Olympic ski jump champion Thomas Morgenstern is in hospital with a serious head injury and a damaged lung after a fall in training, the International Ski Federation (FIS) said on Friday. An Austrian Ski Federation statement said Morgenstern’s injuries were not life-threatening. The 27-year-old lost his balance […]

Factbox: Reaction to Vonn missing Sochi Olympics

(Reuters) – Lindsey Vonn’s decision to pull out of next month’s Sochi Olympics because of a knee injury left a big hole in the U.S. ski team and brought an outpouring of support on Tuesday. Here is some of the reaction to her announcement: “It’s hard to swallow that @lindseyvonn won’t be competing in Sochi, […]

2013 Alpine Skiing World Cup: Val d’Isere: Marchand-Arvier crashes hard

Women’s Downhill, Marie Marchand-Arvier (FRA) crashes out hard, and appears to have hurt her arm. But reports she she has escaped serious injury.

2013 Alpine Skiing World Cup: Val d’Isere: Vonn out

Women’s Downhill, with boyfriend Tiger Woods looking on, Lindsey Vonn (USA) who has been slowly coming back from injury, again seems to push herself too hard and aggravates her right knee.

Lysacek unable to defend Olympic title

(Reuters) – Olympic men’s champion Evan Lysacek has abandoned hopes of defending his title in February’s Sochi Olympics after failing to recover from a hip injury. The 28-year-old tore the labrum in his left hip in August and despite aggressive treatment and physical therapy, he has been unable to regain full fitness. With his doctor warning that […]

2013 Rugby Varsity Match: Oxford vs Cambridge: Great Tackle

Near the end of the first quarter, Jack Baker for Cambridge was down with a injury getting looked at, as the action came back his way, he jumps up to make the tackle.

Countdown Conversation: Kevin Pearce

During this week’s Countdown Conversation Jenny Cavnar caught up with former US snowboarder Kevin Pearce. Pearce was a front-runner going into Vancouver before suffering a traumatic brain injury while training. “The Crash Reel” comes out in theaters December 13th.

Universal Sports Update: Lysecek Out Of Games

Evan Lysecek will miss the Sochi Games because of a hip injury.

2013 FIS Skiing World Cup: Lake Louise: Ford top American in Downhill

Wearing the 56 bib, Julia Ford finished 22nd in the race with a time of 1:58.51. Ford’s American Teammate Lindsey Vonn returned to competition after spending 10 months away due to an injury.

Universal Sports’ 13 in ’13: No. 1

 No. 1: Lindsey Vonn Comes Back From Season Ending Injury to Defend Downhill Titles Universal Sports Staff Picks: Did you miss a day of “13 in ’13″? CLICK HERE to view all previously released 2013 moments. When Lindsey Vonn tore the ACL and medical collateral ligament in her right knee in February, skeptics questioned whether she could ski at […]

2013 FIBT Skeleton World Cup: Calgary: Antoine 7th

With last season his return from injury, Matthew Antoine (USA) hopes for bigger things this season, but a poor second run drops him from 4th place to finish 7th to start the season.

Lindsey Vonn: The Return: Full Length Exclusive Interview With Universal Sports

Universal Sports Network presents Lindsey Vonn: The Return, an exclusive, in-depth personal interview with the most decorated skier in U.S. history.

In this 30-minute special, Veteran sportscaster Steve Porino and Vonn talk candidly about everything from her history of injuries, depression and media scrutiny, to overcoming adversity, breaking records and retirement. They also relive last February’s serious crash at the world championships, and talk openly about what Vonn describes as the worst injury she’s ever come back from and her rapid, yet grueling, road to recovery in her quest to defend her Olympic gold medal in the downhill.

Lindsey Vonn: The Return: An In-Depth Interview only on USN

Universal Sports Network will present Lindsey Vonn: The Return, an exclusive, in-depth personal interview with the most decorated skier in U.S. history this Friday, November 15, at 7 PM ET. A sneak-peak of Friday’s special will air on this week’s Countdown to Sochi on Wednesday, November 13, at 8 PM ET.

In the 30-minute special, Veteran sportscaster Steve Porino and Vonn talk candidly about everything from her history of injuries, depression and media scrutiny, to overcoming adversity, breaking records and retirement. They also relive last February’s serious crash at the world championships, and talk openly about what Vonn describes as the worst injury she’s ever come back from and her rapid, yet grueling, road to recovery in her quest to defend her Olympic gold medal in the downhill.

10 Reasons To Countdown To Sochi with US

Featuring the most compelling stories leading up to the Winter Games, “Countdown to Sochi” airs every Wednesday from October 30 to February 5 at 8 PM ET only on Universal Sports Network. The 15-week show will showcase Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls through exclusive interviews and profiles, and will also have extensive coverage of winter sports […]

Universal Sports Update: Lysacek’s Return

American figure skating star Evan Lysacek is still hoping to bonuce back from injury and compete in the Sochi Games.

2013 Alpine World Cup: Soelden: American Miller 19th in Giant Slalom

5 time Olympic Medalist, Bode Miller (USA), made his return to the snow after taking a year off due to an injury. Miller finished with a 2:02.79, and has the most World Cup wins for an American male.

Universal Sports Update: Vonn holds off

American Alpine skiing star Lindsey Vonn has decided not to ski at the start of the 2013-2014 World Cup season, as she is still recovering from injury.

Lindsey Vonn Delays Return to Alpine World Cup

(Reuters) – Olympic champion Lindsey Vonn will skip the opening race of the Alpine Ski World Cup this weekend, giving herself more time to get back in shape after a major knee injury last season. “I feel that I need more training before I start racing again… which means the Soelden race is not on […]

Universal Sports Network Unveils Extensive Multi-Platform Coverage of 2013-2014 FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup

LOS ANGELES (October 22, 2013) – Universal Sports Network will present extensive multi-platform coverage of the 2013-2014 FIS Alpine Ski World Cup season both on air and at Television coverage begins this Saturday, October 26, at 6 AM with a season preview show followed by live coverage from Soelden, Austria, at 6:30 AM ET […]

2013 Swimming World Cup: Doha: Jeanette Gray wins 100m Fly

Jeanette Ottesen Gray (DEN) won with a time of 56.74, easily beating swimmers Li Tao (SIN) and Katinka Hosszu (HUN). Gray suffered a shoulder injury earlier this year but has looked impressive so far this season.

Wilson Kipsang Breaks Marathon World Record In Berlin

REUTERS – Kenyan Wilson Kipsang made the most of the notoriously flat and fast Berlin streets to smash the marathon world record by 15 seconds en route to taking the title on Sunday. The 31-year-old Kipsang clocked a time of two hours, three minutes and 23 seconds to better the previous mark set two years […]

2013 UCI Championship: Elite Women: Crash and Smash

Katarzyna Niewiadoma (POL) loses control of her bike and crashes into a barrier, then to add insult to injury Jolanda Neff (SUI) smashes into her from behind, both would rejoined the race.

Universal Sports Update: Kim Yu-Na drops out

Due to a foot injury, Figure Skating star Yu-na Kim (KOR) will not be competiting in the Grand Prix season this year.

Equinox Tips: The Adhesive Advantage

The practice of sports taping is booming. Could you benefit?   Monday, August 19, 2013 | Wendy Schmid for Q by Equinox When Kerri Walsh Jennings spiked her way to Olympic gold in 2008, the vibrant-blue patches she wore on her shoulder made headlines around the world. Since then, the practice of sports taping has been kept […]

Equinox Tips: Step Up Your Cyling

    Tuesday, September 17, 2013 | Richard Moore, Q by Equinox Geraint Thomas is the double Olympic gold medal-winning cyclist who in the summer of 2013 astonished the world with his performance at the 100th Tour de France. He didn’t win. But in an event that is renowned as the ultimate test of endurance and […]

Chris Horner Wins Vuelta; Becomes Oldest Grand Tour Winner

By Alasdair Fotheringham MADRID | Sun Sep 15, 2013 (Reuters) – American Chris Horner, nicknamed ‘Grandpa’ by his peers, created more than one landmark when he won the Tour of Spain on Sunday at the age of 41. Horner is the first rider from the United States to win cycling’s third Grand Tour. Andy Hampsten […]

Lindsey Vonn: Back On The Mountain

Less than seven months after a severe knee injury, Lindsey Vonn (USA) was back on the slopes in Portillo, Chile. She hopes to be back in racing form for the World Cup, starting in late November and the Olympic Games in Sochi, starting Feburary 2014.

2013 FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix: Finals: Italy’s Noemi Signorile injured

While playing against the USA, Italian player Noemi Signorile injured her right ankle when she landed awkwardly on it in the 2nd set. It is uncertain how serious the injury is at this point but she is expected to be out for the rest of finals play.

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