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Texas Senate restores key part of child sexual abuse bill

May. 21, 2019 8:34 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas Senate has passed a bill that would give child sexual abuse victims more time to sue in civil court after restoring a key provision that allows them to take on institutions. Senate lawmakers approved the legislation unanimously on Tuesday after former Olympic and U.S....

Lawyers for some Nassar victims want settlement investigated

May. 17, 2019 3:24 PM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Lawyers representing victims of imprisoned former sports doctor Larry Nassar who came forward more recently with allegations of sexual assault are seeking an investigation into Michigan State University's $500 million settlement with victims. The Detroit Free Press reports the...

Bullying probe calls for sensitivity training for WADA

May. 16, 2019 5:23 PM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — The culture of bullying and harassment collided with the Olympic universe after two strong-voiced women in the World Anti-Doping Agency received back-to-back rejections over the span of 48 hours. Among conclusions from an investigation into one of those episodes was that WADA leaders need...

Michigan State asks alumni if it's done enough post-Nassar

May. 15, 2019 12:04 PM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University wants to know how alumni think it's doing after a scandal involving imprisoned former sports doctor Larry Nassar. The Detroit Free Press reports Wednesday that alumni were emailed a survey asking about communications from the East Lansing school and if...

Arrest warrants issued for defrauding Nassar victims' fund

May. 14, 2019 12:09 PM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Prosecutors have issued arrest warrants for seven people accused of defrauding a victims' counseling fund Michigan State University established in the wake of a sex abuse scandal involving a former sports doctor. Ingham County prosecutors issued the warrants Tuesday. The...

Gymnasts testify; lawmakers won't name abuse bill lobbyists

May. 13, 2019 7:29 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Former U.S. national team gymnasts backing a Texas bill that would allow victims of sexual abuse more time to sue in civil court on Monday urged the state's lawmakers to restore a key provision allowing those individuals to sue institutions. A push to expand the statute of limitations...

Suit against USA Gymnastics seeks help for abused gymnasts

Apr. 30, 2019 10:08 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A new lawsuit seeks to protect potentially thousands of abused gymnasts who might not have known about a deadline for filing claims against USA Gymnastics in the embattled group's ongoing bankruptcy. USA Gymnastics filed a Chapter 11 bankruptcy petition in December in an effort to reach...

USA Gymnastics' director of sports medicine lasts just 1 day

Apr. 30, 2019 8:43 PM EDT

Edward Nyman's appointment as the first full-time director of sports medicine and science at USA Gymnastics lasted just one day. The embattled organization announced it had removed Nyman on Tuesday, barely 24 hours after naming him to the position. USA Gymnastics cited an unspecified conflict of interest as its...

Gold medalist Jordyn Wieber to lead Arkansas gymnastics

Apr. 25, 2019 12:30 PM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas has hired Olympic gold medalist and former world all-around champion Jordyn Wieber as head coach of its women's gymnastics team. Athletic director Hunter Yurachek announced the hiring Wednesday. Wieber, who just finished her third season as a volunteer assistant coach at...

2020 Olympic gymnastics trials heading to St. Louis

Apr. 23, 2019 12:47 PM EDT

The 2020 U.S. Olympic men's and women's gymnastics team trials are heading to St. Louis. USA Gymnastics announced Tuesday the trials will be June 25-28, 2020, at the Enterprise Center, home of the NHL's St. Louis Blues. Making the announcement 14 months in advance is a signal that USA Gymnastics is optimistic it...