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Ted Ligety Suffers Left Wrist Injury

Ted Ligety (AP Photo/Shinishiro Tanaka) Click here for the full 2014-2015 FIS Alpine Ski World Cup viewing schedule. Olympic champion Ted Ligety suffered an injury to his left wrist while training today at Vail’s Golden Peak. According to U.S. Ski Team Medical Director Kyle Wilkens, Ligety suffered a left wrist carpal dislocation. He underwent surgery with U.S. […]

Marc Gini suffers knee injury

Days before the World Cup slalom in Levi Finland, another Swiss – Ski skier has been injured. Marc Gini fell during Sunday’s slalom training in Sweden hurting his right knee. On Monday,  Gini flew back to Switzerland and was examined on Tuesday morning at the Balgrist University Hospital in Zurich. An MRI revealed a fracture […]

Aksel Lund Svindal Out After Soccer Injury

Skier Aksel Lund Svindal (L) on crutches after tearing his Achilles tendon while playing soccer (REUTERS/Dominic Ebenbichler) Click here for the 2014-2015 FIS Alpine World Cup viewing schedule. Oct 19 (Reuters) – World downhill champion Aksel Lund Svindal is likely to miss the entire Alpine skiing season after tearing his Achilles tendon while playing soccer. The […]

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 […]

Hat Trick for Steven Nyman in Val Gardena

Steven Nyman after winning in Val Gardena (REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini) Click here for the full 2014-2015 FIS Alpine Ski World Cup viewing schedule. By Patrick Lang VAL GARDENA, Italy, Dec 19 – American downhiller Steven Nyman demonstrated his love of Val Gardena’s Saslong piste with his third career victory at the Italian resort on Friday. In his 13 […]

Adrian Peterson Considers Pursuing Olympic Dream

Adrian Peterson (REUTERS/Tom Lynn) Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson’s season-long suspension has been upheld by NFL-appointed arbitrator Harold Henderson, the league announced Friday. Peterson was suspended for the rest of the season by commissioner Roger Goodell on Nov. 18, after Peterson failed to attend a disciplinary hearing regarding his alleged violation of the NFL’s personal […]

Tough set-back for Iliano

Swiss freestyle skier Frederick Iliano has suffered another ACL rupture in his left knee. Just like last year, when his season came to an early end due to an heavy knww injury, the young Flims resident’s contest winter is once again over before it actually began. Despite several weeks of intense on-snow preparation, his left […]

Universal Sports Podium: USA Sweeps!

Team USA sweeps the podium in the Ladies’ Downhill at Lake Louise. Lindsey Vonn wins in only her 2nd race back from a long injury layoff.

2014 Alpine Skiing World Cup: Lake Louise: Vonn’s 2nd race

Lindsey Vonn returned for her second race during the 2014 Alpine World Cup in Lake Louise, after rehabilitating an injury that previously prevented her from competing. Vonn proved her strength after finishing the run with a final time of 1:50:48.

Universal Sports Reviews: Lake Louise: Women’s Downhill #1

Steve Schlanger and Aj Kitt talk about the big news of the day, Lindsey Vonn returing from injury and getting into the top ten.

Lindsey Vonn Finishes 8th in Comeback Race

Click here for the full 2014-2015 FIS Alpine Ski World Cup viewing schedule. LAKE LOUISE, Alberta, Dec 5 (Reuters) – Lindsey Vonn finished eighth at the season-opening women’s World Cup downhill on Friday. Almost a year after her last World Cup showing, the four-times World Cup champion finished 0.85 seconds behind Slovenian winner Tina Maze. “I think […]

2014-15 Alpine World Cup: Lake Louise: Lindsey Vonn On Her First Race Back

Alpine Skier Lindsey Vonn (USA) talks about how it feels to be back racing after taking time off due to injury. Earlier in the day, Vonn took eighth place in the Women’s Downhill, her first race after being out of competition for several months.

USN’s 2014 Holiday Gear Guide

Universal Sports Network presents a list of essential gear that will keep endurance athletes on track during their 2015 (and beyond) training. Bring joy to your favorite athletes this holiday season with great products from brands like Budstraps, TYR and Mio. Budstraps   Clip. Go. BudStraps allow you to simply clip your earbuds around your neck for a run, […]

Lindsey Vonn Targets Top-Five Finish in Comeback Race

Lindsey Vonn (Erich Spiess/Red Bull Content Pool) Click here for the full 2014-2015 FIS Alpine Ski World Cup viewing schedule. By Seth Rubinroit Lindsey Vonn plans to make her much-anticipated return to the FIS Alpine World Cup on Friday. She has not competed since her knee injury on December 21, 2013. “I am sure I am going to be […]

Universal Sports Interviews: Alice Mckennis

Alpine Skier, Alice McKennis (USA) returns to the World Cup after suffering an injury to her knee in March 2014. She talks about getting back on the slopes, for the training runs, in Lake Louise.

Nicole Hosp Claims First World Cup Win Since 2008

Nicole Hosp (Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports) By Manuele Lang ASPEN, Colorado, Nov 30 (Reuters) – Austrian veteran Nicole Hosp upset the younger slalom favorites, including world and Olympic champion Mikaela Shiffrin, to take her first World Cup skiing victory since 2008 on Sunday. Revived by this year’s Sochi Olympics, where she won a silver […]

Hosp takes first World Cup skiing win since 2008

Photo Credit: Erich Schlegel-USA TODAY Sports (Reuters) – Austrian veteran Nicole Hosp upset the younger slalom favorites, including world and Olympic champion Mikaela Shiffrin, to take her first World Cup skiing victory since 2008 on Sunday. Revived by this year’s Sochi Olympics, where she won a silver and a bronze after years fighting injury, the 2007 […]

World Cup 2014-15 Season Preview

With just less than one week to go until the start of the 2015 World Cup season in Ruka (FIN), let’s take a look at some of the athletes to watch. It’s always difficult to judge success based on early season competitions in a World Championship or Olympic year. However, with a number of FIS […]

2014 NHK Trophy is Coming

Polina Edmunds (Jay Adeff/U.S. Figure Skating) Click here for the full 2014-2015 figure skating viewing schedule. Ten U.S. athletes will compete at 2014 NHK Trophy, the sixth event of the 2014 International Skating Union (ISU) Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series, Nov. 28-30, in Osaka, Japan. Ladies Gracie Gold, the 2014 U.S. champion and Olympic […]

Female Athletes Make Bobsled History

Elana Meyers Taylor (Christof Koepsel/Bongarts/Getty Images) Click here for the full 2014-15 FIBT Bobsled and Skeleton World Cup viewing schedule. Team USA garnered 10 medals in Calgary’s North American Cup, and another historic milestone was reached today when American Elana Meyers Taylor (Douglasville, Ga.) and Canadian Kaillie Humphries became the first women to medal in […]

2014 IAAF Athletes of the Year Announced

Pole vaulter Renaud Lavillenie (L) and shot putter Valerie Adams with their 2014 IAAF Athletes of the Year (REUTERS/Eric Gaillard)  Read about the 2014 USATF Athletes of the Year, Meb Keflezighi and Jenny Simpson. Pole vaulter Renaud Lavillenie (France) and shot putter Valerie Adams (New Zealand) were named the 2014 IAAF Athletes of the Year at the 2014 […]

USA Bobsled & Skeleton National Team Named

Steven Holcomb (AP Photo/Mike Groll) Click here for the full 2014-15 FIBT Bobsled and Skeleton World Cup viewing schedule. USA Bobsled & Skeleton announced the 23 bobsledders and 11 skeleton athletes to represent the United States on the 2014-2015 World Cup and Intercontinental Cup tours. “There is a wealth of talent on this team, which is […]

Olympic Sports Notes

UniversalSports.com presents Olympic Sports Notes, a one-stop-shop for the latest in Olympic Sports related news. Check back often for updates. Friday, November 14, 2014 OLYMPICS ALPINE SKI – MIKAELA SHIFFRIN: FROM ONE BREAKTHROUGH TO THE NEXT LINDSEY VONN – GOPRO TRAINING VIDEO FROM Wednesday SPEED SKATING – US LONG TRACK SPEED SKATERS READY TO REBOUND […]

Veterans’ Day Encore Presentation of Warrior Games: The Fight Continues

Universal Sports will air an encore presentation of Warrior Games: The Fight Continues throughout the day on Veterans’ Day, Tuesday, Nov. 11.  Tune in to Universal Sports Network, November 11 @ 3:00am, 2:00pm, 8:00pm and 11:00pm. All Times Eastern. More than 200 wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans competed in seven sports (archery, cycling, shooting, […]

Alpine Team Named at Copper Mountain

2015 U.S. Alpine Ski Team (USSA/Sarah Brunson) Click here for the 2014-2015 FIS Alpine World Cup viewing schedule. The sun was shining down on Center Village today where a huge crowd congregated for the 2015 U.S. Alpine Ski Team to be introduced during Nature Valley First Tracks at Copper Mountain on November 8. The energy […]

NHL participation at 2018 Winter Games still uncertain

(Reuters) – The participation of National Hockey League players at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics remains on ice but officials hope to reach an agreement in time to avoid a repeat of the standoff before Sochi. National Hockey League players have competed at the last five Winter Olympics but were in doubt for this year’s […]

Lindsey Vonn Hopes to Return Early

Lindsey Vonn (Erich Spiess/Red Bull Content Pool) Click here for the full 2014-2015 FIS Alpine Ski World Cup viewing schedule. By Seth Rubinroit Lindsey Vonn believes she could return to racing sooner than expected. Vonn, who said she is “85 percent” back, is now considering a comeback in Aspen over Thanksgiving weekend, a week earlier than she previously stated. “I […]

Joshua Farris Withdraws from 2014 Cup of China

Click here for the 2014-2015 figure skating viewing schedule. Joshua Farris, the 2013 World Junior champion, has withdrawn from 2014 Cup of China due to injury. Cup of China is set for Nov. 7-9 in Shanghai. Due to a recurring right ankle injury, Farris was advised to continue recovery in preparation for the remainder of […]

Aksel Lund Svindal ruptures Achilles Tendon

Aksel Lund Svindal ruptured his left Achilles tendon during a physical training session in Sölden, Austria, Saturday afternoon. Aksel was immediately taken to a hospital in Innsbruck for closer examination. There it was determined that his Achilles tendon had ruptured and he was operated on shortly after. It is not certain how long Aksel’s rehabilitation […]

2014 Warrior Games

More than 200 wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans competed in seven sports (archery, cycling, shooting, sitting volleyball, swimming, track and field and wheelchair basketball) during the 5th annual Warrior Games in Colorado Springs, Colorado from September 28 through October 4. On October 22 at 8 PM ET/PT, Universal Sports Network premieres an original documentary, Warrior Games: […]

Simone Biles Named Sportswoman of Year

Simone Biles (L) and Nastia Liukin at the Women’s Sports Foundation’ gala (Mike Coppola/Getty Images) CLICK HERE to see Simone Biles defend herself against a bee attack on the podium! By Larry Fine NEW YORK, Oct 15 (Reuters) – American Simone Biles, who won four golds at last week’s world gymnastics championships in China, including the […]

Interbike 2014: BSX Insight – Training Technology

All serious athletes must train properly to avoid injury. During Interbike 2014, Universal Sports’ host Craig Hummer spoke with BSX Athletics about their latest product, which allows athletes to test their lactate threshold to find out if they are over-training.

Kohei Uchimura Wins Fifth All-Around Title

Kohei Uchimura at the World Artistic Gymnastics Championships (REUTERS/China Daily) Click here for the remaining 2014 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships schedule. Oct 9 (Reuters) – Japan’s Kohei Uchimura claimed a record-extending fifth consecutive men’s all-around title at the Gymnastics World Championships on Thursday. The reigning all-around Olympic champion totalled 91.965 points to finish 1.492 ahead of […]

Photos from Lindsey Vonn’s Return to the Snow

Lindsey Vonn is back on snow (Erich Spiess/Red Bull Content Pool) By Seth Rubinroit Lindsey Vonn skied for the first time in 10 months while training in Soelden, Austria last week. She plans to compete at Lake Louise in early December 2014 for the first time since knee injury on December 21, 2013. Below are pictures from her return to […]

‘Locksmith’ Dutt hones bag of tricks for Asiad gold

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/GRIGORY DUKOR/FILES (Reuters) – Touching feet is the traditional Indian way of showing respect to someone but, as his numerous opponents would vouch, if it’s on the wrestling mat and the outstretched arms belong to Yogeshwar Dutt, it normally means danger. The 31-year-old is one of the Indian freestyle wrestlers who have challenged the […]

USA Wins 2014 Basketball World Cup

Team USA defeated Serbia to win the 2014 Basketball World Cup (REUTERS/Juan Medina) By Larry Fine NEW YORK, Sept 15 (Reuters) – A spate of late withdrawals, a serious injury to Paul George and several marquee names missing appeared to put Team USA under a cloud for the 2014 Basketball World Cup and for future international competition. […]

Jordan Burroughs Wins Bronze Medal at World Championships

Jordan Burroughs (John Sachs/Tech-Fall) By Craig Sesker TASHKENT, Uzbekistan – Nobody is going to ever question the grit, moxie and heart that American star Jordan Burroughs displays whenever he steps on a wrestling mat. Competing with a heavily wrapped left knee, Burroughs capped a courageous performance by winning a bronze medal at the World Championships […]

Justin Gatlin Wins Sprint Double to Extend Undefeated Run

BRUSSELS, Sept 5 (Reuters) – American Justin Gatlin proved on Friday he is the speed king for 2014 with a sprint double victory at the Diamond League finals in Brussels to put him firmly on course to complete the year without defeat. Gatlin, unbeaten in 16 races coming into the finals in Brussels, set a […]

Injured Magnussen pulls out of Singapore invitational

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/JIM YOUNG (Reuters) – Injury has forced Australia’s dual world champion James Magnussen to pull out of Friday’s Singapore Swim Stars, a lucrative invitational meet where he was due to face Olympic champion Nathan Adrian of the United States. Magnussen, who won the 100 meters freestyle at the 2011 and 2013 world championships but […]

Contador leads Tour of Spain after Quintana crash

(Reuters) – Alberto Contador snatched the leader’s red jersey from Nairo Quintana at the Tour of Spain on Tuesday after the Colombian suffered a spectacular high-speed crash in the 10th-stage time trial. Tinkoff-Saxo rider Contador, a surprise entrant at his home race after he fractured a shin bone at the Tour de France in July, […]

2014 Vuelta a Espana: Stage 7: Motorcycle Runs Over Bike

The leader group was taking a seemingly easy turn, when suddenly the grip of the wheels starts slipping for Ryder Hesjedal. Adding insult to injury, the broadcast cycle ran over the bicycle.

 
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