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University to pay $1.6M to students assaulted by employee

Sep. 21, 2021 17:33 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — San Jose State University has agreed to pay $1.6 million to 13 female student-athletes whose complaints about being sexually assaulted by an athletic trainer were mishandled by the university, federal prosecutors said Tuesday. The payment is...

Biles: FBI turned 'blind eye' to reports of gymnasts' abuse

Sep. 15, 2021 20:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles told Congress in forceful testimony Wednesday that federal law enforcement and gymnastics officials turned a “blind eye” to USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar’s sexual abuse of her and hundreds of other women. ...

Alabama guard Burnett to miss season with knee injury

Sep. 08, 2021 12:59 PM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama transfer guard Nimari Burnett will miss the season after having surgery on his right knee. Coach Nate Oats said Burnett had successful surgery Tuesday, performed by Dr. Lyle Cain of Andrews Sports Medicine at St. Vincent’s Hospital in...

Auburn's Flanigan has Achilles surgery, out 12-14 weeks

Sep. 07, 2021 18:28 PM EDT

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Auburn guard Allen Flanigan has had surgery to repair a right Achilles injury and is expected to be out 12-14 weeks. Auburn announced Tuesday that Flanigan sustained a non-basketball injury. He could miss the first several weeks of the season after...

Injuries and rehabs have Giants at less than 100% for season

Sep. 01, 2021 19:34 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants used free agency and the draft to fill holes in the lineup and to give Joe Judge a better chance in his second season as coach. They gobbled up playmaking receiver Kenny Golladay, veteran tight end Kyle Rudolph and...

Twins' Maeda has season-ending Tommy John surgery

Sep. 01, 2021 18:27 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Twins right-hander Kenta Maeda had season-ending Tommy John surgery Wednesday in Dallas, the team said. The 33-year-old right-hander from Japan was placed on the 10-day injured list Aug. 24 with right forearm tightness. Texas Rangers...

Jets' Curry has rare blood disorder, hopes to play in 2022

Aug. 25, 2021 14:26 PM EDT

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — New York Jets defensive end Vinny Curry announced Wednesday he has a rare blood disorder that required his spleen to be removed. The 33-year-old Curry wrote in posts on Twitter and Instagram that Jets team doctors discovered the disorder last...

Spence drops out of Pacquiao fight with eye injury; Ugás in

Aug. 10, 2021 22:17 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Errol Spence Jr. has dropped out of his pay-per-view fight with Manny Pacquiao on Aug. 21 because of a retinal tear in his left eye. WBA welterweight champion Yordenis Ugás will step in to face Pacquiao at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on the same...

Expanded playoffs means more games and ... more injuries?

Aug. 09, 2021 15:30 PM EDT

Few college football coaches know the mental and physical grind that comes with navigating a long postseason better than Chris Klieman. The Kansas State coach was formerly at FCS juggernaut North Dakota State, whose teams routinely compete for national titles in a...

US BMX rider Fields released from Tokyo hospital after crash

Aug. 04, 2021 20:30 PM EDT

MISHIMA, Japan (AP) — BMX rider Connor Fields was released from St. Luke's International Hospital in Tokyo on Thursday, five days after a horrific crash in his semifinal race at the Tokyo Olympics left him with a brain bleed and other injuries. Dr. Jonathan Finnoff, the...