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USA Curling: CEO prioritized athlete safety as head of NWSL

Oct. 04, 2022 15:42 PM EDT

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — USA Curling says CEO Jeff Plush “acted in accordance with prioritizing the safety of athletes” during his tenure as leader of the National Women's Soccer League, where an investigation uncovered years of systemic emotional abuse and sexual misconduct. The...

Ex-coach's Nassar-related conviction will not be reinstated

Sep. 21, 2022 19:40 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Michigan Supreme Court turned down an appeal Wednesday and won't reinstate the conviction of a retired Michigan State University gymnastics coach who was accused of lying to investigators about campus sports doctor Larry Nassar. The state attorney general's...

Judge signs off on fund for U-Michigan doctor's victims

Sep. 16, 2022 19:53 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A judge on Friday signed off on a fund for more than 1,000 people who said they were sexually assaulted by a University of Michigan doctor, an order that allows victims to start collecting a portion of a $490 million settlement negotiated with the school. “The...

More coaches named in South Carolina cheerleader abuse suit

Sep. 16, 2022 18:00 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A lawsuit alleging the rampant sexual abuse of underage athletes at a competitive cheerleading gym in South Carolina has been amended to name six more coaches as defendants and three more accusers. The accusers — now seven female and two male — say in the...

Judge asked to approve fund for U-Michigan doc's victims

Sep. 15, 2022 15:55 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Attorneys representing sexual-assault victims of a former University of Michigan sports doctor are asking a judge to approve a settlement fund, a key step in a $490 million deal between the school and more than 1,000 people. The settlement between the school and...

Today in History: September 15, Birmingham church bombing

Sep. 15, 2022 00:05 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, Sept. 15, the 258th day of 2022. There are 107 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 15, 1963, four Black girls were killed when a bomb went off during Sunday services at the 16th Street...

Michigan State U. leader on hot seat; retirement urged

Sep. 14, 2022 13:35 PM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The president of Michigan State University, who was hired in the wake of the Larry Nassar sexual assault scandal, acknowledged a "moment of uncertainty" on campus amid tension with the school's governing board and some calls for his departure. Samuel...

Cheerleaders sexually abused by coaches in SC, lawsuit says

Sep. 02, 2022 11:41 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Multiple cheerleading coaches in South Carolina — including a coach who recently killed himself — sexually abused at least six boys and girls and provided them with drugs and alcohol, a federal lawsuit alleges. A “coven of sexual predators” surrounded...

Skepticism and hope as USA Gymnastics enters post-Nassar era

Aug. 19, 2022 18:10 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The blue and red flames of the new logo USA Gymnastics unveiled this week are designed to symbolize rebirth. They might as well double as a metaphor for the self-inflicted damage the organization has endured for the better part of a decade. The Larry Nassar...

FBI open to settling claims by gymnasts abused by Nassar

Jul. 28, 2022 16:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI has reached out to attorneys representing Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles and other women who were sexually assaulted by Larry Nassar to begin settlement talks in the $1 billion claim they brought against the federal government, according to three people familiar with...