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Bono resigns as USA Gymnastics president after 4 days

Oct. 17, 2018 12:50 AM EDT

When former California Congresswoman Mary Bono took over as the interim president for USA Gymnastics last week, she pointed to the opportunity to "reconnect" with a sport she loved growing up. The connection lasted all of four days. Bono stepped down on Tuesday, saying she felt her affiliation with the embattled...

Biles bothered by new USA Gymnastics CEO's anti-Nike tweet

Oct. 14, 2018 8:14 AM EDT

Olympic champion Simone Biles is upset about an anti-Nike tweet from USA Gymnastics interim president and CEO Mary Bono. Bono was appointed Friday to hold the position while USA Gymnastics searches for a permanent successor to Kerry Perry, who resigned under pressure from the United States Olympic Committee in...

50 years after fists: Who would listen, who would care?

Oct. 14, 2018 1:58 AM EDT

Two men stood together, utilizing the worldwide platform that only the Olympics can provide, to call attention to the struggle they shared with fellow Americans during a divisive, seemingly intractable period in their country's history. In 1968, sprinters Tommie Smith and John Carlos raised their black-gloved...

Ex-lawmaker Mary Bono hired as USA Gymnastics interim CEO

Oct. 13, 2018 9:59 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — USA Gymnastics has hired former Congresswoman Mary Bono as interim president and chief executive officer. The organization announced the move Friday. Bono will hold the position while USA Gymnastics searches for a permanent successor to Kerry Perry, who resigned under pressure from the...

Izzo says he never tried to cover up sex assault allegations

Oct. 11, 2018 6:48 PM EDT

ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — Michigan State coach Tom Izzo insisted Thursday he was never part of an effort to cover up allegations of sexual misconduct within the school's athletic department. The Hall of Famer said the idea that he would be involved sickens him. Izzo said the low point in his life was an ESPN...

AP FACT CHECK: Larry Nassar claims abound in governor's race

Oct. 11, 2018 4:26 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Serial sexual abuser Larry Nassar is in prison, but that hasn't kept the former sports doctor from having a role in Michigan's race for governor. Democratic former county prosecutor Gretchen Whitmer and Republican state Attorney General Bill Schuette have sparred in recent weeks over...

Ohio State's bill for sex misconduct inquiry: $1.5M so far

Oct. 5, 2018 11:06 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University has been billed about $1.5 million and counting for the investigation into a team doctor accused of sexual misconduct against scores of athletes and other young men decades ago. Most of that cost is for Perkins Coie, the Seattle-based law firm hired to...

Kavanaugh allegations join debate over campus investigations

Oct. 1, 2018 12:51 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Choking back tears, she testified that he sexually assaulted her. Defensive and angry and also choking back tears, he swore that he did not. The dramatic Senate testimony last week by Christine Blasey Ford and Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh came as Education Secretary Betsy DeVos...

Kavanaugh case unfolds as DeVos readies sexual assault rule

Sep. 30, 2018 4:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Choking back tears, she testified that he sexually assaulted her. Defensive and angry and choking back tears, he swore that he did not. The dramatic Senate testimony last week by Christine Blasey Ford and Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh came as Education Secretary Betsy DeVos...

Retired psychologist loses license in Larry Nassar scandal

Sep. 28, 2018 1:13 PM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A retired psychologist has agreed to give up his license after being accused of failing to report assault allegations against Larry Nassar back in 2004. Michigan regulators said Friday that 79-year-old Gary Stollak didn't contest the allegation that he violated state law by...