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FILE - In this July 1, 2019, file photo, Dr. George Tyndall, 72, listens during his arraignment at Los Angeles Superior court in Los Angeles. The U.S. Department of Education said Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020 it found systemic failures in the University of Southern California's handling of allegations of sexual abuse by a longtime campus gynecologist and ordered the school to overhaul its procedures for preventing sex discrimination, conduct a formal review of how employees responded and allow compliance monitoring for three years. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)

US finds failures in USC's treatment of gynecologist claims

Feb. 27, 2020 9:20 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The U.S. Department of Education said Thursday it found systemic failures in the University of Southern California’s treatment of allegations of sexual abuse by a longtime campus gynecologist and ordered the school to overhaul its procedures for preventing sex discrimination and...

CORRECTS CITY TO GREENSBORO- This photo provided by North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) shows Heaven Fitch, center, Luke Wilson, left, and Hunter Fulp, right, and Brandon Ropp, far right,  after the state wrestling championships in Greensboro, N.C, on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020.  NCHSAA said on its website that Fitch of Uwharrie Charter became the first female to win one of the association's individual state wrestling championships. She won the 106 pound (48 kg) weight class at the 1A division on Saturday.  (North Carolina High School Athletic Association via AP)

Female wrestler wins North Carolina high school championship

Feb. 27, 2020 7:11 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A female wrestler has made history by winning a state high school wrestling championship in North Carolina. The North Carolina High School Athletic Association said on its website that junior Heaven Fitch of Uwharrie Charter became the first female to win one of the association's...

College hoops corruption witness testifies in NC agents case

Feb. 26, 2020 5:44 PM EST

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. (AP) — A cooperating witness from the federal corruption investigation into college basketball testified Wednesday against a former college football player charged with violating North Carolina’s sports agent laws nearly a decade ago. Louis Martin “Marty” Blazer III...

Former AD, All-American center Dick Tamburo dies at 90

Feb. 26, 2020 5:10 PM EST

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Dick Tamburo, an athletic director at three major schools and an All-American center at Michigan State, has died. He was 90. Michigan State announced that Tamburo died Monday. A native of New Kensington, Pennsylvania, Tamburo served as the athletic director at Texas Tech, Arizona...

Andy Hrovat during an interview about his experience with doctor who has been accused by several former students of molesting them during medical exams at the University of Michigan. The interview was conducted at his attorneys firm on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020 in Denver. (AP Photo/John Leyba)

Wrestler adds to abuse allegations against university doctor

Feb. 26, 2020 1:25 PM EST

ANN ARBOR, Michigan (AP) — An Olympic wrestler has accused a University of Michigan doctor of touching him inappropriately during medical exams at the school and said the physician's reputation for such conduct was well known among his teammates. Andy Hrovat, who competed for the U.S. in the 2008 Summer...

Minnesota investigating ex-hockey assistant sex allegations

Feb. 25, 2020 9:26 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The University of Minnesota says it is investigating allegations that a former men's hockey assistant sexually abused players more than 30 years ago. The move comes after The Athletic reported on sexual abuse allegations against former assistant Thomas “Chico” Adrahtas...

Michael Center, former men's tennis coach at the University of Texas at Austin, runs from federal court in Boston, Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, after being sentenced in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Ex-coach gets 6 months in college scam, runs from courthouse

Feb. 24, 2020 5:19 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The former men's tennis coach at the University of Texas at Austin sprinted away from a scrum of reporters and his own lawyers Monday after he was sentenced to six months in prison for taking a $100,000 bribe as part of a sweeping college admissions scam. Michael Center collapsed into his...

K.C. Sandstrom, left, talks with Judy Lehman before a spring training baseball game between the Oakland Athletics and the San Francisco Giants, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020, in Mesa, Ariz. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Friendly to Fiers: A's pitcher gets cheers in spring game

Feb. 23, 2020 5:27 PM EST

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Oakland Athletics fan K.C. Sandstrom was sitting down the right field line watching his team warm up while armed with a small dry-erase board, a marker and a statement written in all caps. “MIKE FIERS FOR PRESIDENT” It's been a tumultuous few months for Fiers, the current...

Ohio legislation would make assaulting referees a crime

Feb. 23, 2020 4:39 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Assaulting a referee would become a crime punishable by a fine and community service hours, under legislation pending in the Ohio House. The latest version of the bill would make an assault on referees before, during or after a sporting event, or in retaliation for their decisions, a...

FILE- In an undated photo provided by the Bentley Historical Library at the University of Michigan, Dr. Robert E. Anderson is shown. The president of the University of Michigan has apologized to

University of Michigan officials told of abuse decades ago

Feb. 22, 2020 11:08 AM EST

ANN ARBOR, Michigan (AP) — University of Michigan officials were warned more than four decades ago that one of its doctors was fondling patients during medical exams, but he continued working there despite a demotion and went on to allegedly abuse again as a physician with the school's athletic department,...