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No sweat: Liukin creates upbeat approach at USA Gymnastics
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- The Italian beach outside their hotel beckoned to the group of American teenage girls, many on their first major international assignment as seniors for the U.S. women's national gymnastics team....

Smith vaults to early lead at US gymnastics championships
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Ragan Smith looks ready to lead the next wave of U.S. women's gymnasts....

Ex-Vanderbilt football player gets minimum 15 years for rape
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A former Vanderbilt University football player received the minimum sentence of 15 years in prison on Friday for the dorm room rape of an unconscious female student....

Moldauer out to early lead at US gymnastics championships
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Yul Moldauer always believed the time would come when he would be part of the group at the forefront of the U.S. men's gymnastics program....

Olympic rowing champion selected in New Zealand cycling team
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- Two-time Olympic rowing champion Hamish Bond has been selected in the New Zealand team to compete at the World Road Cycling Championships in Bergen, Norway next month....

Golden glow gone amid scandal, USA Gymnastics faces change
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- On the floor of the Honda Center, the USA Gymnastics championships are imbued with a sense of normalcy and routine. Of tumbling runs and coaching tweaks. Of blaring music and chalk dust. Of leaps and leotards. Of the search for who's next....

Tampa teams dedicate funds for Confederate monument removal
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- The three major professional sports teams based in the Tampa Bay area say they have "dedicated funds" to help remove a Confederate monument from the city....