Gymnastics

FILE - In this April 9, 2019 file photo, former Michigan State University president Lou Anna Simon appears in court in Charlotte, Mich. A judge has dismissed criminal charges Wednesday, May 13, 2020 against Simon arising from the Larry Nassar sexual assault scandal. Simon was ordered to trial last year on charges that she lied to police about her knowledge of a sexual misconduct complaint against Nassar. Nassar was a campus doctor and now is serving decades in prison.(Matthew Dae Smith/Lansing State Journal via AP, File)
May 13, 2020 - 5:09 pm
DETROIT (AP) — A judge dismissed criminal charges Wednesday against former Michigan State University President Lou Anna Simon, who was accused of lying to investigators in 2018 as they tried to learn what she knew years earlier about sexual assault complaints involving Larry Nassar. Simon last year...
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FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2018, file photo, Larry Nassar, former sports doctor who admitted molesting some of the nation's top gymnasts, appears in Eaton County Court in Charlotte, Mich. A judge dismissed criminal charges Wednesday May 13, 2020 against former Michigan State University President Lou Anna Simon arising from Nassar's sexual assault scandal. Simon was ordered to trial last year on charges that she lied to police about her knowledge of a sexual misconduct complaint against Nassar, who was a campus doctor and now is serving decades in prison. (Matthew Dae Smith/Lansing State Journal via AP, File)
May 13, 2020 - 1:47 pm
A judge’s dismissal of criminal charges against former Michigan State University President Lou Anna Simon is the latest development from the Larry Nassar sexual assault scandal that has rocked the school. Simon was ordered to trial last year on charges that she lied to police about her knowledge of...
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In an otherwise empty ballpark, a grounds crew member continues to keep the Seattle Mariners' field in playing shape as the ballpark goes into its seventh week without baseball played because of the coronavirus outbreak Monday, May 11, 2020, in Seattle. A person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press that Major League Baseball owners have given the go-ahead to making a proposal to the players' union that could lead to the coronavirus-delayed season starting around the Fourth of July weekend in ballparks without fans. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
May 12, 2020 - 7:15 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The California Collegiate Athletic Association has suspended all fall sports for the upcoming year, the league announced on Tuesday. The NCAA Division II conference currently has 13 members but will lose one with...
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Staff members attend to the horse Face Time Bourbon after Sweden's Bjorn Goop won the Grand Prix d'Amerique trotting race at the Vincennes racetrack, outside Paris, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu)
May 04, 2020 - 7:04 pm
The Latest on the effects of the new coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh and his wife, Sarah, are donating $100,000 to United Way for Southeastern Michigan to support its COVID-19 community response fund. “We stand with families feeling the brunt of this...
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April 29, 2020 - 11:03 pm
Former U.S. Olympic coach Maggie Haney has been suspended for eight years by USA Gymnastics for verbal and emotional abuse of athletes. USA Gymnastics confirmed the penalty in a statement Wednesday. The decision came after two months of hearings that included Olympic champion Laurie Hernandez...
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FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2020, file photo, Oregon guard Sabrina Ionescu, front, drives to the basket past Colorado guard Lesila Finau during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Boulder, Colo. Ionescu and Iowa wrestler Spencer Lee shared the Sullivan Award on Wednesday night, April 29, as the country’s top amateur athlete. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
April 29, 2020 - 10:26 pm
Oregon women’s basketball star Sabrina Ionescu and Iowa wrestler Spencer Lee shared the Sullivan Award on Wednesday night as the country’s top amateur athlete. They are the third co-winners in the 90-year history of the Amateur Athletic Union award, following Coco Miller and Kelly Miller in 1999...
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FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2019, file photo, Oklahoma gymnast Maggie Nichols reacts after her routine on the uneven bars in the Perfect 10 Challenge at the Bart and Nadia Sports Experience in Oklahoma City. Nichols' gymnastics career came to an abrupt end last month due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The world championship gold medalist and NCAA champion's legacy however, extends far beyond the floor. Nichols played a key role in exposing the abusive behavior of disgraced doctor Larry Nassar.(AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)
April 18, 2020 - 11:53 am
The end was supposed to include one last run at perfection. One final salute to the judges. One lingering wave to a packed arena followed by a group hug with her Oklahoma teammates, preferably atop the podium at the NCAA women's gymnastics championships. Instead, the end of Maggie Nichols'...
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FILE - In this Oct. 4, 2017, file photo, the New England Patriots customized Boeing 767 jet rests on the tarmac at T.F. Green Airport, in Warwick, R.I. The Patriots private team plane is expected to land in Boston on Thursday, April 2, 2020, returning from China with more than one million masks to help control the spread of the coronavirus. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
April 02, 2020 - 8:42 pm
The Latest on the effects of the new coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: Major League Soccer has extended its training moratorium through April 24 because of the coronavirus outbreak. Team facilities are closed to players and staff — except for players requiring treatment that cannot...
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FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2019, file photo, Simone Biles of the United States gets ready to perform on the uneven bars in the women's all-around final at the Gymnastics World Championships in Stuttgart, Germany. Biles is pressing on to the 2021 Olympics. While she's confident her body will be fine next summer, she is concerned about the mental toll of another year of training. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader, Fle)
April 01, 2020 - 12:56 pm
There's a large whiteboard calendar on a wall inside the massive gym owned by Simone Biles' family that outlines every major gymnastics event of the year, the 2020 Olympics included. When the Tokyo Games were officially postponed to the summer of 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, one of the...
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U.S. forward Megan Rapinoe celebrates after scoring against Canada during the second half of a CONCACAF women's Olympic qualifying soccer match Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, in Carson, Calif. The U.S. won 3-0. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
March 29, 2020 - 1:12 pm
Visa has told its global roster of Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls their sponsorships will be extended into 2021 after the Tokyo Games were postponed, providing some financial certainty amid the disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The credit card giant's Team Visa scheme features 96...
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