Gymnastics

Morgan Hurd practices on the balance beam during a training session at the U.S. Gymnastics Championships, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, in Boston. The mandate to change the culture within USA Gymnastics will take years. Yet there are small signs at the U.S. Championships that the process has already begun under new high performance director Tom Forster, from quiet chats during the middle of meets to impromptu phone calls of encouragement. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
August 17, 2018 - 5:15 am
BOSTON (AP) — The pep talk was short and to the point, a reminder to reigning world gymnastics champion Morgan Hurd that all was not lost. The 17-year-old had just fallen on beam at the U.S. Classic last month, ending any serious chance she had at making a serious run at Simone Biles in the Olympic...
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FILE - In this Sept. 12, 2015, file photo, U.S. gymnast Kyla Ross poses at the Karolyi Ranch in New Waverly, Texas. Olympic gold-medal winning gymnasts Kyla Ross and Madison Kocian say they are among the sexual abuse victims of disgraced former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar. Ross, who won gold as part of the “Fierce Five” at the 2012 Olympics, told The Associated Press the abuse began when she was 13 and continued throughout her career. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
August 16, 2018 - 9:23 am
BOSTON (AP) — Madison Kocian and Kyla Ross watched the women they won Olympic gold with step forward one by one over the last 18 months to detail their abuse at the hands of disgraced former USA Gymnastics national team doctor Larry Nassar. The more their Olympic teammates talked, the more Kocian...
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August 16, 2018 - 6:19 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Elena Shushunova, a Soviet gymnast who won the women's all-around gold medal at the 1988 Seoul Olympics, has died. She was 49. The Russian Gymnastics Federation said Shushunova "died suddenly" on Thursday. Russian media reported she had complications from pneumonia. Shushunova scored...
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Simone Biles practices on the floor during a training session at the U.S. Gymnastics Championships, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
August 15, 2018 - 10:34 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Simone Biles is not here to save gymnastics. Or at least USA Gymnastics. The reigning Olympic champion understands how bumpy of a ride it has been for her sport's national governing body since she stepped off the podium in Rio de Janeiro two years ago, a fourth Olympic gold medal...
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Italy's Matteo Trentin celebrates winning the Men's Road Race on day eleven of the 2018 European Championships in Glasgow. Sunday Aug. 12, 2018. (John Walton/PA via AP)
August 12, 2018 - 1:52 pm
GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Italian cyclist Matteo Trentin sprinted to gold in the men's road race at the European Championships on Sunday as three-time world champion Peter Sagan quit with 84 kilometers (52 miles) left. Spearheading a leading group of five, Italian teammate Davide Cimolai set up...
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Members of the Russian team hold up their gold medals after placing first in the men's artistic gymnastics team finals at the European Championships in Glasgow, Scotland, Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018. From left, Nikita Nagornyy, David Belyavskiy, Nikolai Kuksenkov, Dmitrii Lankin and Artur Dalaloyan. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)
August 11, 2018 - 1:17 pm
GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Nikita Nagornyy kept his nerve during the last high bar exercise to help Russia win the men's team gymnastics final at the European Championships on Saturday. A day after Russia badly struggled on the apparatus in qualification, Nagornyy avoided risks in an unspectacular...
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FILE - In this Nov. 22, 2017, file photo, Dr. Larry Nassar appears in court for a plea hearing in Lansing, Mich. A judge who sentenced Nassar to prison for molesting girls will hold a hearing on a request that she disqualify herself from his appeal of the sentence. Judge Rosemarie Aquilina will hear arguments in her Lansing courtroom Friday, Aug. 3. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
August 08, 2018 - 3:14 pm
CHARLOTTE, Mich. (AP) — Attorneys for imprisoned sports doctor Larry Nassar have appealed his other sentence for sexually assaulting women and girls who sought treatment for injuries. The Lansing State Journal reports that the former Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics doctor's attorneys...
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FILE - In this Nov. 22, 2017, file photo, Dr. Larry Nassar appears in court for a plea hearing in Lansing, Mich. A judge who sentenced Nassar to prison for molesting girls will hold a hearing on a request that she disqualify herself from his appeal of the sentence. Judge Rosemarie Aquilina will hear arguments in her Lansing courtroom Friday, Aug. 3. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
August 03, 2018 - 4:14 pm
DETROIT (AP) — A Michigan judge who held an extraordinary hearing before sentencing sports doctor Larry Nassar to prison for sexually assaulting female athletes refused to disqualify herself from the case Friday if higher courts send it back to fix any errors. Ingham County Judge Rosemarie Aquilina...
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Poland's Gabriela Janik on the floor during the gymnastic competition within the European Championships in Glasgow, Scotland, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018. ( Jane Barlow/PA via AP)
August 02, 2018 - 2:22 pm
GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Taking place between the Rio and Tokyo Games, Italian swimmer Gregorio Paltrinieri is hoping for some Olympic feeling at a new European multi-sport event. Often struggling to gain much interest on a European level, swimming and six other sports have brought their stand-...
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Olympic champion Simone Biles competes on the vault during the U.S. Classic gymnastics competition Saturday, July 28, 2018, in Columbus, Ohio. The U.S. Classic is Biles first competition since the 2016 Games. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)
July 28, 2018 - 11:26 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The jitters were obvious and unmistakable. A step out of bounds on floor exercise. A hop back on vault. An uncharacteristic slip off the uneven bars. Simone Biles needed them. Maybe deep down, the Olympic gymnastics champion wanted them too, if only to help her figure out...
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