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Former Michigan State gymnastics coach Kathie Klages testifies, Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, in Lansing, Mich., during her trial where she faces two counts of lying to police. A jury on Friday found Klages guilty of lying to police when she denied that two teen athletes told her of sexual abuse by sports doctor Larry Nassar in 1997, nearly 20 years before he was charged.  She faces up to four years in prison. (Matthew Dae Smith/Lansing State Journal via AP)

How the Larry Nassar scandal has affected others

Feb. 14, 2020 6:39 PM EST

A former Michigan State University gymnastics coach was convicted Friday on charges that she lied to police when she denied that two teen athletes told her of sexual abuse by sports doctor Larry Nassar in 1997. It's the latest fallout from the scandal that has rocked the school. Kathie Klages, 65, was found...

Former Michigan State University women's gymnastics coach Kathie Klages listens to prosecutor's opening statements Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, in Ingham County Circuit Court Judge Joyce Draganchuk's courtroom at Veterans Memorial Courthouse in Lansing, Mich.  Klages is charged with lying to investigators in connection with sexual assault complaints against sports doctor Larry Nassar. (Matthew Dae Smith/Lansing State Journal via AP)

Gymnast says she was pressured to skip Nassar complaint

Feb. 11, 2020 6:34 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A woman testified Tuesday that she reported abuse by sports doctor Larry Nassar in 1997 but backed off and even apologized after being pressured by a Michigan State University gymnastics coach. Larissa Boyce said Kathie Klages warned her that any complaints about Nassar could cause...

Ex-gymnastics coach gets 50 years in prison for sex assaults

Jan. 24, 2020 7:57 PM EST

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A former gymnastics coach was sentenced Friday to 50 years in prison for sexually assaulting young female gymnasts in North Texas and Oklahoma. Skipper Crawley, 53, of Kemp, Texas, pleaded guilty in a Tarrant County state district court in Fort Worth to four counts of aggravated...

Laurie Hernandez trains with other USA gymnasts in Indianapolis, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. Hernandez, a two-time Olympic medalist, and other veterans in the USA Gymnastics elite program have praised the organization for taking steps to become more accountable and transparent in the wake of the Larry Nassar scandal. (AP Photo/Teresa Crawford)

Athletes warily embrace progress as USA Gymnastics evolves

Jan. 24, 2020 2:46 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The dread was familiar. The fear too. They gripped MyKayla Skinner shortly after she decided to return to elite gymnastics last summer. Skinner wasn't worried about recapturing the skills that made her an alternate on the 2016 U.S. Olympic team. A standout college career at Utah not...

Agnes Keleti, former Olympic gold medal winning gymnast, poses for a photo with two of her Olympic medals at her apartment in Budapest, Hungary Wednesday Jan. 8, 2020. Although she turned 99 on Thursday, even a 9-year-old would have a hard time keeping up with Agnes Keleti's irrepressible energy and enthusiasm. Keleti is the oldest living Olympic champion and a Holocaust survivor. She won 10 medals in gymnastics — including five golds — at the 1952 Helsinki Games and at the 1956 Melbourne Games. (AP Photo/Laszlo Balogh)

Agnes Keleti, the oldest living Olympic champion, turns 99

Jan. 9, 2020 6:44 AM EST

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Although she turned 99 on Thursday, even a 9-year-old would have a hard time keeping up with Agnes Keleti's irrepressible energy and enthusiasm. Keleti is the oldest living Olympic champion and a Holocaust survivor. She won 10 medals in gymnastics — including five golds...

The Shriners Hospitals for Children float rides the 131st Rose Parade route in Pasadena, Calif., Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020. The theme of this year's parade is

Floats, marching bands hit the streets for 131st Rose Parade

Jan. 1, 2020 5:10 PM EST

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — After a flyover by a B-2 stealth bomber, marching bands and floral floats took to the streets under mostly sunny California skies as the 131st Rose Parade drew hundreds of thousands of spectators on New Year's Day. Among the fanciful floats was an award-winning entry from the...

File-This Oct. 8, 2019, file photo shows Simone Biles of the U.S. performs on the vault during the women's team final at the Gymnastics World Championships in Stuttgart, Germany. Biles is the 2019 AP Female Athlete of the Year. She is the first gymnast to win the award twice and the first to win it in a non-Olympic year. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader, File)

Simone Soars: Biles named 2019 AP Female Athlete of the Year

Dec. 26, 2019 5:20 PM EST

They’re called “Simone Things,” a catchall phrase for the casual ease with which Simone Biles seems to soar through her sport and her life. The irony, of course, is that there’s nothing casual or easy about it. Any of it. The greatest gymnast of all time and 2019 Associated Press...

FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2018, file photo, Larry Nassar listens during his sentencing at Eaton County Circuit Court in Charlotte, Mich.  Michigan's attorney general on Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2019,  described as “inadvertently misleading” a statement from her communications director this week that her office has suspended a nearly two-year-long criminal investigation into Michigan State University's handling of complaints against the now-imprisoned serial sexual abuser.   Attorney General Dana Nessel said in a written statement Wednesday that the investigation was ongoing.  (Cory Morse/The Grand Rapids Press via AP, File)

Michigan AG: Nassar investigation not suspended after all

Dec. 25, 2019 2:03 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's attorney general on Wednesday said her communications director's statement announcing the suspension of a nearly two-year criminal investigation into Michigan State University's handling of complaints against serial sexual abuser Larry Nassar was “inadvertently...

FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2018 file photo, Larry Nassar, former sports doctor who admitted molesting some of the nation's top gymnasts, appears in Eaton County Court in Charlotte, Mich. A spokeswoman said Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2019 that Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel has suspended a nearly two-year-long investigation into Michigan State University's handling of complaints against now-imprisoned serial sexual abuser Larry Nassar. It is unclear if or when the investigation will resume.  (Matthew Dae Smith/Lansing State Journal via AP, File)

AG suspends investigation of Michigan State over Nassar

Dec. 24, 2019 5:29 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — State Attorney General Dana Nessel has suspended a nearly two-year-long criminal investigation into Michigan State University's handling of complaints against now-imprisoned serial sexual abuser Larry Nassar, a spokeswoman said Tuesday. The probe, which began under Nessel's...