Honda Pedrosa 5th On Day One In Mugello As Marquez Escapes Serious Injury After Crash

Honda Pedrosa 5th on day one in Mugello as Marquez escapes serious injury after crashThe first day of free practice for the Italian GP was both productive and dramatic for the Repsol Honda Team.

The track was still wet in the morning session and with just 14ºc track temperature both Dani Pedrosa and Marc Marquez began the session on wet option tyres. However, towards the end of the session a dry line began to appear and both riders went out on the soft option slick tyres for the final 10 minutes with Marc taking the fastest time of the session (1'54.797) and Dani in 8th (1'56.534).

Yamaha Frossard Facing Fresh Injury Concern

Yamaha Frossard facing fresh injury concernMonster Energy Yamaha’s Steven Frossard will learn the extent of an injury to his right knee after an accident while training yesterday. The luckless 26 year old fell while negotiating a corner after a mini-whoops section at a private track in southern France and it was only upon resuming his training session in preparation for his home Grand Prix next weekend that Frossard felt discomfort in his right leg.

Soccer: Mizuno Out For Up To 8 Weeks With Knee Injury

Soccer: Mizuno out for up to 8 weeks with knee injuryVentforet Kofu's Koki Mizuno will be sidelined for up to two months with a knee injury, the J-League first-division club said Thursday.

The former Celtic midfielder sustained damaged ligaments in his left knee in a 2-1 win over Jubilo Iwata on May 3 and was told by doctors he would need between six to eight weeks to make a full recovery.

Soccer: Tokyo Midfielder Vucicevic Sidelined With Knee Injury

Soccer: Tokyo midfielder Vucicevic sidelined with knee injuryFC Tokyo midfielder Nemanja Vucicevic will be out of action for four weeks due to a knee injury, the J-League first division club said Saturday.

The 33-year-old Serbian damaged ligaments in his right knee after coming off the bench midway through the second half of Wednesday's 0-0 draw away to Oita Trinita in the Nabisco Cup.

Soccer: Nagatomo Could Be Out For Month With Knee Injury

Soccer: Nagatomo could be out for month with knee injuryInter Milan have confirmed that Japan defender Yuto Nagatomo has suffered a knee ligament tear and reports out of Italy suggest he could be out for around a month.

Nagatomo set up the equalizer for Inter Milan in Sunday's 1-1 derby draw with AC Milan but hobbled off the pitch in the second half with a left-knee injury.

Soccer: Kagawa Out For Up To 4 Weeks With Knee Injury

Soccer: Kagawa out for up to 4 weeks with knee injuryManchester United's Japan international midfielder Shinji Kagawa will be sidelined for up to four weeks after a left knee injury forced him to miss the second half of the midweek win against Braga in the Champions League, United boss Alex Ferguson said Friday.

Tennis: Nishikori Retires From Barcelona Quarterfinal With Abdominal Injury

Tennis: Nishikori retires from Barcelona quarterfinal with abdominal injuryKei Nishikori was forced to retire in the first set of his quarterfinal match at the Barcelona Open on Friday due to an abdominal injury.

Playing against ninth-seed Fernando Verdasco of Spain, the 22-year-old Nishikori lost an early break and appeared to be suffering from pain on his left side. He tried to continue after courtside treatment from a physical therapist, but ultimately had to retire while trailing 4-2.