Gymnastics

Simone Biles of the U.S., right, laughs with Morgan Hurd of the U.S. during qualifying sessions for the Gymnastics World Championships at the Aspire Dome in Doha, Qatar, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
October 29, 2018 - 3:39 pm
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Tom Forster remembers the old days, when the American women's gymnastics program would head to international events and come home with little more than a good story to tell while watching Russia and Romania make trip after trip to the medal stand. No gold. No glory. Nothing. That...
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Simone Biles of the U.S. salutes fans after performing on the vault during qualifying sessions for the Gymnastics World Chamionships at the Aspire Dome in Doha, Qatar, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018. A bout with a kidney stone did little to slow down Simone Biles, as he reigning Olympic champion easily posted the top all-around score of 60.965 during the early portions of qualifying at the 2018 world championships on Saturday, easily clearing the field and leaving little doubt that she remains atop the sport. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
October 27, 2018 - 4:00 pm
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Simone Biles spent a portion of the night before her return to world championships in the emergency room. The sensation she chalked up to the usual pre-meet stress evolved into searing agony that at times left her crawling on the floor. When a CT scan revealed a kidney stone —...
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FILE - In this Aug. 19, 2018, file photo, Simone Biles competes on the uneven bars at the U.S. Gymnastics Championships, in Boston. Biles is focused on seeing how high she can soar. She is aware of the significant influence she wields in the sport still struggling from the fallout of the Larry Nassar sex abuse scandal. And she wants USA Gymnastics to take ownership of its issues and do what is right. She also wants her teammates competing at the world championships this weekend to be pushed in the right direction. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
October 26, 2018 - 1:58 am
Simone Biles wants to get this out of the way first. She didn't return to gymnastics to appease anyone. Not her sponsors. Not her family. And not the organization she represents. This "comeback" — a word the Olympic champion isn't really a fan of — is about curiosity and self-respect. To see how...
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FILE - In this Aug. 18, 2018, file photo, Sam Mikulak competes on the rings at the U.S. Gymnastics Championships, in Boston. The U.S. men's gymnastics team brings a slew of new faces to the 2018 world championships and a new role as decided underdogs. Reaching the podium and locking up a spot in the 2020 Olympics will be a long shot for a group that includes five-time national champion Sam Mikulak.(AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
October 25, 2018 - 2:54 pm
Sam Mikulak is done trying to search for the right words to say. It wasn't always that way. For long stretches in his career, the best American gymnast of his generation felt the need to project an air of Southern California cool, a persona he cultivated throughout an uneven international career in...
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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. In a statement late Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, the Walker County district attorney's office in Huntsville, Texas, said that former USA Gymnastics president Steve Penny has been arrested after a Texas grand jury indicted him, alleging he tampered with evidence in the sexual assault investigation of now-imprisoned gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar. Penny now awaits extradition to Texas. (Matthew Dae Smith/Lansing State Journal via AP, File)
October 18, 2018 - 1:53 pm
The Texas indictment of former USA Gymnastics President Steve Penny for allegedly tampering with evidence is the latest fallout from the sexual assault investigation of now-imprisoned gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar. Numerous other people have been criminally charged, fired or forced out of their...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, June 5, 2018, file photo, former USA Gymnastics president Steve Penny invokes his right under the Fifth Amendment not to answer questions during a Senate Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, Insurance, and Data Security, on Capitol Hill in Washington. In a statement late Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, the Walker County district attorney's office in Huntsville, Texas, said that Penny has been arrested after a Texas grand jury indicted him, alleging he tampered with evidence in the sexual assault investigation of now-imprisoned gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar. Penny now awaits extradition to Texas. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
October 18, 2018 - 12:32 am
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Former USA Gymnastics president Steve Penny was arrested Wednesday after a Texas grand jury indicted him, alleging he tampered with evidence in the sexual assault investigation of now-imprisoned gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar. In a statement issued late Wednesday night, the...
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FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2011, file photo, then-Rep. Mary Bono, R-Calif., listens at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington. Former California Congresswoman Bono announced her resignation Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, as the interim president at USA Gymnastics after just four days on the job. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)
October 17, 2018 - 12:50 am
When former California Congresswoman Mary Bono took over as the interim president for USA Gymnastics last week, she pointed to the opportunity to "reconnect" with a sport she loved growing up. The connection lasted all of four days. Bono stepped down on Tuesday, saying she felt her affiliation with...
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FILE - In this Aug. 19, 2018, file photo, Simone Biles competes on the uneven bars at the U.S. Gymnastics Championships in Boston. Biles is upset about an anti-Nike tweet last month from USA Gymnastics interim president and CEO Mary Bono. Bono was appointed Friday, Oct. 12, to hold the position while USA Gymnastics searches for a permanent successor to Kerry Perry, who resigned under pressure from the United States Olympic Committee in September after spending nine months on the job. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
October 14, 2018 - 8:14 am
Olympic champion Simone Biles is upset about an anti-Nike tweet from USA Gymnastics interim president and CEO Mary Bono. Bono was appointed Friday to hold the position while USA Gymnastics searches for a permanent successor to Kerry Perry, who resigned under pressure from the United States Olympic...
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FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2011, file photo, then-Rep. Mary Bono, R-Calif., listens at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington. Former California Congresswoman Bono announced her resignation Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, as the interim president at USA Gymnastics after just four days on the job. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)
October 13, 2018 - 9:59 am
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — USA Gymnastics has hired former Congresswoman Mary Bono as interim president and chief executive officer. The organization announced the move Friday. Bono will hold the position while USA Gymnastics searches for a permanent successor to Kerry Perry, who resigned under pressure...
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FILE - In this Aug. 19, 2018, file photo, Simone Biles competes on the floor exercise at the U.S. Gymnastics Championships in Boston. The four-time Olympic gold medalist and three-time world all-around champion headlines the six-woman group Team USA will send to the world championship later this month in Doha, Qatar. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
October 12, 2018 - 3:01 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Olympic gymnastics champion Simone Biles is ready to take on the world again. The four-time Olympic gold medalist and three-time world all-around champion headlines the six-woman group Team USA will send to the 2018 world championship in Doha, Qatar later this month. The world...
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