FROM US FIGURE SKATING:
DENNEY AND COUGHLIN WITHDRAW FROM 2014 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
(3/20/14) - Caydee Denney and John Coughlin, the reigning U.S. pairs bronze medalists, have withdrawn from the 2014 ISU World Figure Skating Championships due to an injury to Denney's right ankle. The World Championships will take place March 24-30, 2014, in Saitama, Japan.
Denney, 20, sustained the injury Wednesday in practice and is expected to resume training in 8-12 weeks.
Felicia Zhang and Nathan Bartholomay, first alternates to the U.S. World Team, have accepted an invitation to the World Championships. The Florida-based duo most recently placed 12th at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games after winning the U.S. silver medal in January.