Latest Gymnastics News

A final bow for 'Miss Val,' UCLA's Kondos Field to retire

Sep. 20, 2018 10:01 AM EDT

Valorie Kondos Field nearly quit while she was behind. Nearly. Her first year as the women's gymnastics coach at UCLA in 1991 didn't go as planned. Neither did the second. Frustrated, she found herself preparing to tell senior associate athletic director Judith Holland that Holland's unusual move to hire a head...

Michigan State trustee's son denies any Nassar cover-up

Sep. 13, 2018 3:47 PM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The son of a former Michigan State University athletic director said it's a "fabrication" that his father would have covered up a rape allegation made against Larry Nassar in 1992. Pat Perles told ESPN that allegations in a lawsuit filed Monday against MSU seem to be aimed at...

Warrant details sex allegations against gymnastics coach

Sep. 12, 2018 1:46 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — An arrest warrant for a gymnastics coach facing sex abuse charges in Texas and Oklahoma alleges he put his hands inside girls' leotards. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports the Oklahoma warrant accuses 51-year-old Skipper Glenn Crawley of molesting 8- to 10-year-old girls as they...

Woman sues Michigan State, says Nassar raped her in 1992

Sep. 11, 2018 4:04 PM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A woman has filed a lawsuit against Michigan State University, saying she became pregnant after she was drugged and raped by Larry Nassar when he was a medical student in 1992 but that campus police refused to investigate. The lawsuit was among dozens filed to meet a Monday...

Monday deadline looms for claims in $75M Nassar settlement

Sep. 10, 2018 6:32 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Lawyers rushed to meet a Monday deadline to file lawsuits against Michigan State University to qualify for $75 million set aside for more victims of Larry Nassar. Dozens of lawsuits have been filed in the past week, including one on behalf of 21 Jane Does who said they were sexually...

Coach accused of sex abuse in Texas facing Oklahoma charges

Sep. 6, 2018 8:20 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A Texas gymnastics coach jailed after being accused of sexually assaulting three girls in Fort Worth is facing similar charges in Oklahoma. The Dallas Morning News reports Skipper Glenn Crawley was charged Thursday by authorities in Tulsa, Oklahoma, with 10 counts of lewd...

Trainer who worked with Nassar arrested at Texas airport

Sep. 6, 2018 5:20 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Authorities in Texas have arrested a former sports medicine trainer charged in connection to Larry Nassar, the former sports doctor who admitted to molesting gymnasts for years. The Walker County district attorney's office says Debra Van Horn was detained Thursday morning by Homeland...

Larry Nassar loses another bid for new sentence in Michigan

Sep. 6, 2018 3:17 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, Mich. (AP) — Another Michigan judge has rejected Larry Nassar's request for a new sentence in one of his three criminal cases. Eaton County Judge Janice Cunningham found no grounds to give the convicted sports doctor a new hearing Thursday. He was sentenced to at least 40 years in prison for...

Inspector general reviews FBI handling of Nassar allegations

Sep. 5, 2018 4:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department's inspector general is investigating how the FBI handled sexual abuse allegations against former USA Gymnastics national team doctor Larry Nassar, a person familiar with the matter said Wednesday. The investigation comes amid allegations that the FBI failed to...

Kerry Perry quits as president of scandal-hit USA Gymnastics

Sep. 4, 2018 5:28 PM EDT

USA Gymnastics turned to an outsider when it tasked Kerry Perry to steer the embattled organization through the fallout of the Larry Nassar scandal. Perry, who had no background in the sport when she was hired as president and CEO last November, stressed her focus would be "on creating an environment of...