Latest Women's gymnastics News

Michigan State president faces ouster amid Nassar fallout

Jan. 16, 2019 1:36 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Michigan State University's Board of Trustees will seek to oust interim President John Engler if he doesn't resign amid criticism of comments he has made about victims of imprisoned ex-sports medicine doctor Larry Nassar, a trustee said Wednesday. Brian Mosallam told The Associated Press...

Report: Michigan pays Faehn $15,000 for 4 days before firing

Jan. 15, 2019 4:06 PM EST

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The University of Michigan reportedly will pay a former USA Gymnastics executive $15,000 for four days' work as a coaching consultant for its women's team before her dismissal. Michigan athletic department spokesman Kurt Svoboda told the Detroit Free Press on Tuesday that the...

Michigan ends relationship with former USA gym exec Faehn

Jan. 13, 2019 10:03 PM EST

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The University of Michigan ended its relationship with former USA gymnastics executive Rhonda Faehn on Sunday, three days after she agreed to work as a coaching consultant for the women's team. "I have come to the conclusion that it is not in the best interest of the University of...

Michigan hires former USA Gymnastics executive Rhonda Faehn

Jan. 12, 2019 6:46 PM EST

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The University of Michigan hired former USA Gymnastics executive Rhonda Faehn as a women's gymnastics coaching consultant, announcing the move Saturday after The Michigan Daily reported the hire earlier in the day. USA Gymnastics parted ways with Faehn as senior vice president in...

World gold medalist McCallum headlines American Cup field

Jan. 10, 2019 2:56 PM EST

Grace McCallum is getting a showcase at the American Cup. The youngest member of the U.S. women's gymnastics team that won a gold medal at the 2018 world championships headlines the field for the annual exhibition, which will be held March 2 at the Greensboro Coliseum in North Carolina. The 16-year-old McCallum...

Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman breaks elbow in fall on stairs

Jan. 10, 2019 11:46 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman says she is recovering from a broken elbow suffered in a fall on the stairs. Raisman in a Twitter post says "I survived two Olympic Games and 19 years of gymnastics without ever breaking a bone ... the stairs got me ... I fell and broke my elbow." She also posted a...

Ode to Sports: Bosox, Bama rise; gymnasts stand tall

Dec. 31, 2018 3:38 PM EST

No more timeouts, see off the year, Offer a toast and close the show With champagne flutes or cans of beer — 2018 ... time to let go. ___ FIRST QUARTER Who wrote this law? By whose decree College football means SEC? Bama turns from Hurts to Tua, Saban's tribe sings hallelujah. In court, young gymnasts...

Scandal and justice: #MeToo reached the sports world in 2018

Dec. 31, 2018 3:17 PM EST

One by one they came forward, more than 150 in all. Fearful yet defiant. Vulnerable but resolute, buoyed by the hope of catharsis and the promise of justice. Standing in a Michigan courtroom last January, women and girls sexually abused by Larry Nassar confronted the former Michigan State University and USA...

AP top sports story of '18: Nassar abuse, gymnastics turmoil

Dec. 24, 2018 11:33 AM EST

The depths of Larry Nassar's depravity began to emerge some 15 months before the calendar flipped to 2018 — when reports of his sexual abuse first appeared in newspaper stories that would eventually lead to a trial and, ultimately, to the doctor's imprisonment. But it was January 2018, the month when more...

Lawyer: Michigan State hampered probe of its Nassar dealings

Dec. 21, 2018 5:41 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — A special prosecutor on Friday accused Michigan State University of stonewalling his investigation into the school's handling of the sexual abuse scandal involving disgraced former sports doctor Larry Nassar and called for "top-down cultural change" at the school. Bill Forsyth released a...