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Ex-MSU president awaits judge's trial ruling in Nassar case

Jul. 23, 2019 6:33 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, Mich. (AP) — A judge may not rule for months on whether a former Michigan State University president stands trial for allegedly lying about her knowledge of allegations against Larry Nassar. A state prosecutor and an attorney for Lou Anna Simon gave closing statements in her preliminary exam...

Simone Biles takes gold medal at US Classic gymnastics

Jul. 20, 2019 11:45 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Simone Biles had a lot to feel good about, even with some rare missteps that were quickly forgotten in her latest climb atop another podium. What mattered most to the world's top gymnast was keeping things moving forward, which Biles did. Biles won the U.S. Classic on Saturday night...

Biles hungry to keep edge as the world's top women's gymnast

Jul. 19, 2019 5:18 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Simone Biles is always about taking it a step forward. Often, it's a huge leap. With the Olympic Games in Tokyo just over a year away, the world's best gymnast believes her top-flight routine can always use a new wrinkle to stay ahead of her competitors. Such as tweeting out video of...

Former UCLA gymnast Ohashi to make pro debut at Aurora Games

Jun. 26, 2019 10:25 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Former UCLA gymnast Katelyn Ohashi will perform in the inaugural Aurora Games, an all-women's sports and entertainment festival. It's the first professional competition for the 22-year-old Ohashi, who finished college with 11 perfect 10s. She helped UCLA win the 2018 NCAA team...

Michigan State OKs independent probe of handling of Nassar

Jun. 21, 2019 2:01 PM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University on Friday authorized what officials said would be an independent investigation into the handling of sexual assault complaints against now-imprisoned former sports doctor Larry Nassar, the school's latest attempt to rebuild trust with his victims and the...

How the Larry Nassar scandal has affected others

Jun. 21, 2019 1:08 PM EDT

Michigan State University's authorization Friday of what officials said will be an independent investigation into the handling of sexual assault complaints against now-imprisoned former sports doctor Larry Nassar is the latest development stemming from the case. Numerous people have been charged, fired or forced...

European Games struggle for attention as Belarus hosts

Jun. 20, 2019 12:01 PM EDT

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Shrunken in size and struggling for attention, the European Games open Friday as host Belarus seeks to shed its reputation as one of the continent's most isolated countries. Memories of the lavish inaugural event in Azerbaijan four years ago — the opening ceremony alone cost...

Michigan bills add mandatory reporters after Nassar scandal

Jun. 19, 2019 5:22 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan House voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to add athletic trainers and physical therapists to the state's list of mandatory reporters of child abuse and neglect, trying again to push through legislation inspired by the Larry Nassar scandal after efforts last term stalled due...

USA Gymnastics revamps Safe Sport policy amid abuse scandal

Jun. 19, 2019 3:03 PM EDT

USA Gymnastics is overhauling its Safe Sport policy in hopes of providing better protection for athletes and clearer guidelines for coaches, parents, trainers and club owners on what constitutes abuse. The organization released the new policy on Wednesday after consulting with a wide spectrum of people inside and...

Ex-Michigan State dean guilty of neglect in handling Nassar

Jun. 12, 2019 4:24 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A former dean who had oversight of now-imprisoned sports doctor Larry Nassar at Michigan State University was found guilty Wednesday of neglect of duty and misconduct in office but acquitted on a more serious criminal sexual conduct charge. William Strampel, the ex-dean of the College...