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2021 Notebook: For athletes, mental health took center stage

Dec. 22, 2021 22:48 PM EST

THE BACKGROUND: It was the year that mental health took a prominent position in the sports world — led by two female athletes, Simone Biles and Naomi Osaka. Biles, the American gymnastics superstar, earned her seventh Olympic medal and second in Tokyo with a third-place finish in...

Mental health among athletes spotlighted in tumultuous 2021

Dec. 22, 2021 09:57 AM EST

Simone Biles understands now that she was struggling long before she arrived at the Tokyo Olympics, where the unofficial face of the Games and one of the greatest gymnasts of all time was unable to force a smile and push her way through on the world's biggest stage. Biles had...

Veterans fill 2021 sports year with memorable moments

Dec. 20, 2021 16:26 PM EST

Not even Father Time could get one over on Tom Brady. Cementing his argument as the NFL's greatest quarterback, Brady switched teams and kept winning, leading the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to a 31-9 win over the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl 55. Brady's seventh Super...

On road to 5th Olympics, White finds the risk is worth it

Dec. 13, 2021 12:45 PM EST

COPPER MOUNTAIN, Colo. (AP) — One of Shaun White’s greatest fears is finding himself upside-down above a halfpipe with no idea where he’s going to land. Time and again over two decades, he has decided the risk is worth it. As he embarked this month on the quest...

Forster, leader of U.S. women's gymnastics team, resigning

Dec. 08, 2021 22:06 PM EST

U.S. women's gymnastics high-performance director Tom Forster is stepping down at the end of the year. USA Gymnastics announced Wednesday night that Forster will leave his position on Dec. 31. Forster, who took over the program in June 2018, helped the U.S. women win gold at the 2018...

Regroup, reset: Biles to rest after trailblazing tour

Nov. 08, 2021 09:35 AM EST

There's a video interlude during the “Gold Over America Tour” that Simone Biles spent the fall headlining where she offers advice to the audience of predominantly young women on how to deal with adversity. “Regroup, reset, and everything will be just fine," she...

Hu wins horizontal bar, Uchimura shines at gymnastics worlds

Oct. 24, 2021 12:53 PM EDT

KITAKYUSHU, Japan (AP) — China’s Hu Xuwei upstaged Tokyo Olympic champion Daiki Hashimoto of Japan to win the horizontal bar gold medal on the final day of the 50th artistic gymnastics world championships on Sunday. Hu received 15.166 points to edge Hashimoto by just...