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Advisers to help Michigan State deal with sexual misconduct

Aug. 19, 2019 10:20 PM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University President Samuel Stanley Jr. has appointed two people to advise him on dealing with relationship violence and sexual misconduct. The East Lansing school announced Monday psychology professor Rebecca Campbell and MSU Police Lt. Andrea Mumford will...

USOPC proposes more athletes on board as part of overhaul

Aug. 19, 2019 6:21 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee is taking steps designed to help athletes in the wake of Olympic sex-abuse scandals, proposing an increase in their numbers on its board and a recasting of its mission statement to include the job of promoting their well-being. These changes are part...

Inaugural Aurora Games ready to kick off in Albany, NY

Aug. 18, 2019 10:36 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — When former UCLA gymnastics coach Valorie Kondos Field was asked to be part of the inaugural Aurora Games, she jumped at the chance. Celebrating the female athlete is right up her alley. "The thing that really struck me is that we do celebrate these high-level athletes so infrequently...

Michigan State agrees to protect patients in deal with feds

Aug. 12, 2019 5:53 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University has agreed to better protect patients from sexual assaults, including following a chaperone requirement for sensitive medical exams, to resolve a federal civil-rights investigation into Larry Nassar's abuse of young gymnasts and other athletes under the guise...

Sex misconduct complaints against Calif. doctors up sharply

Aug. 12, 2019 3:28 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The number of complaints against California physicians for sexual misconduct has risen 62% since fall of 2017 — a jump that coincides with the beginning of the #MeToo movement, according to a newspaper investigation published Monday. A Los Angeles Times analysis of California...

How the Larry Nassar scandal has affected others

Aug. 12, 2019 1:08 PM EDT

Michigan State University's agreement Monday to resolve a federal civil-rights investigation related to now-imprisoned former sports doctor Larry Nassar is the latest development stemming from the case. Numerous people have been charged, fired or forced out of their jobs during the investigations into the...

New USA Gymnastics president points to 'positive trajectory"

Aug. 8, 2019 4:55 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Li Li Leung wants Simone Biles to speak up whenever, however and wherever the Olympic gymnastics champion sees fit. It's a freedom that Leung, USA Gymnastics president and chief executive officer, stressed isn't reserved for the sport's biggest star. If the embattled organization...

Biles on USA Gymnastics' failures: 'You couldn't protect us'

Aug. 7, 2019 5:43 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The mix of rage, disappointment and grief are still there. Just under the surface. And while Simone Biles tries to stay focused on the healing process more than 18 months after the Olympic gymnastics champion revealed she was among the hundreds of athletes abused by disgraced sports...

Ex-dean with oversight of Larry Nassar gets 1 year in jail

Aug. 7, 2019 1:34 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A former Michigan State University dean with oversight of now-imprisoned sports doctor Larry Nassar was ordered Wednesday to serve up to a year in jail after being convicted of neglect of duty and misconduct in office that stemmed from claims he sexually harassed students. William...

The Latest: Ex-dean with oversight of Larry Nassar sentenced

Aug. 7, 2019 11:33 AM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on the criminal case of William Strampel, a former Michigan State University dean who had oversight of now-imprisoned sports doctor Larry Nassar (all times local): 11:32 a.m. A judge has ordered a former Michigan State University dean who had oversight of now-imprisoned...