Latest Gymnastics News

Accomplished college gymnast dies after training accident

Nov. 11, 2019 4:41 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — An accomplished gymnast at Southern Connecticut State University has died following a serious spinal cord injury suffered in a training accident. Melanie Coleman, 20, of Milford, Connecticut, was training Friday at New Era Gymnastics in Hamden when she was injured, said her mother,...

Hungarian mayor in orgy video resigns despite re-election

Nov. 6, 2019 5:50 AM EST

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — A prominent Hungarian mayor caught on video taking part in an orgy says he is resigning despite being re-elected last month. Zsolt Borkai, a former Olympic champion gymnast and mayor of the western city of Gyor since 2006, said Wednesday that he is resigning effective Friday, to...

Gymnastics coach charged with taking indecent liberties

Oct. 30, 2019 11:10 AM EDT

MANASSAS, Va. (AP) — A former top gymnastics coach has been charged with taking indecent liberties with a teenage athlete he was coaching. Prince William County Police said 47-year-old Sergio Galvez of Clifton, Virginia, was arrested Monday without incident. Police said the sexual abuse happened between...

Ex-Michigan State president to stand trial; trustee quits

Oct. 28, 2019 6:09 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A judge on Monday ordered former Michigan State University President Lou Ann Simon to stand trial on charges that she lied to police about her knowledge of a sexual misconduct complaint against now-imprisoned sports doctor Larry Nassar. The ruling came the same day the school revealed...

Bregman 2-run homer breaks postseason slump but Astros lose

Oct. 24, 2019 1:50 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The chants of "M-V-P!, M-V-P!" still break out from the crowd each time Alex Bregman comes to the plate at home for the Houston Astros. And the cheers got louder when Bregman hit a towering two-run homer in the first inning of Game 2 of the World Series on Wednesday night. After that, there...

The Latest: Nats dominate Astros, take 2-0 World Series lead

Oct. 24, 2019 12:29 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the World Series (all times local): 11:10 p.m. Stephen Strasburg outdueled fellow ace Justin Verlander, overcoming a shaky start to give the Washington Nationals a 12-3 victory Wednesday night and a commanding 2-0 lead in the World Series. Kurt Suzuki hit a tiebreaking homer in...

Actresses, gymnast named grand marshals of 2020 Rose Parade

Oct. 15, 2019 3:22 PM EDT

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Actresses Rita Moreno and Gina Torres and Olympic gymnast Laurie Hernandez have been named grand marshals of the 2020 Rose Parade. Tournament of Roses President Laura Farber announced the grand marshal selections Tuesday, saying each exemplifies the theme of the 131st Rose Parade,...

After record world medal haul, Biles a face of 2020 Olympics

Oct. 14, 2019 8:43 AM EDT

STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Next stop Tokyo for Simone Biles. With Usain Bolt and Michael Phelps both retired since the last Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, the U.S. gymnast will be the face of the games for much of the world. In gymnastics, no one else comes close. Biles won five of the six gold medals at last...

Orban's party suffers major losses in Hungary's local votes

Oct. 13, 2019 6:33 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Prime Minister Viktor Orban's dominant right-wing Fidesz party suffered large losses in Sunday's local elections in Hungary. Opposition candidates won the mayoral race in Budapest, the capital, and were also projected to win in 10 of the country's 23 largest cities. In 2014, the...

Simone Biles sets all-time medal record at gymnastics worlds

Oct. 13, 2019 11:46 AM EDT

STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Everyone counts Simone Biles' medals except Simone Biles. Winning her 24th and 25th world championship medals in beam and floor Sunday put the United States gymnast top of the all-time medal charts for the championships. Biles won five gold medals this week. If she can repeat that...