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Report urges new board, funding model for US Olympic system

Jul. 19, 2019 2:22 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A report examining the U.S. Olympic system urges a move away from the "money for medals" funding system and a reconfigured board of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee that would give more power to athletes. The document was requested by the USOPC and was delivered this week by a...

APNewsBreak: USOC admin costs rise after Nassar scandal

Jul. 3, 2019 1:08 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The U.S. Olympic Committee's administrative costs more than doubled in 2018 over the previous year as it dealt with a $5.2 million investigation into its handling of the Larry Nassar sex-abuse cases and paid a $2.4 million severance to its former CEO. The payments to the Ropes & Gray law...

California gas tax rises another 6 cents a gallon Monday

Jun. 29, 2019 11:40 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's nation-leading gas prices are set to climb even higher Monday, when the state gas tax increases another 5.6 cents a gallon. It's the latest increase from a 2017 law designed to raise about $5 billion a year for road and mass transit programs. A 12 cent-per-gallon...

ESPN anchor Bob Ley retires after 40 years with network

Jun. 26, 2019 7:30 PM EDT

Bob Ley, a fixture at ESPN since the network's launch 40 years ago, has decided to step away. The 64-year-old Ley announced his retirement Wednesday. He said during a phone interview that he made the decision late last month and started calling close friends and colleagues Tuesday with the news. Ley had been on...

College professor suspended due to sex harassment complaints

Jun. 25, 2019 12:18 PM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan State University physiology professor who was suspended after more than half a dozen women accused him of sexual harassment has returned to work at the school that has been beset by allegations of sexual misconduct in recent years. Robert Wiseman, who teaches at the...

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...

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...

Nassar judge, Olympians back USOC oversight push in Congress

Jun. 17, 2019 7:14 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The judge who sentenced former sports doctor Larry Nassar to prison and a group of Olympians are backing an effort to create a commission to look into the operations of the U.S. Olympic Committee. Michigan Judge Rosemarie Aquilina joined the athletes and Colorado's U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette in...