Gymnastics

FILE - In this April 23, 2010, file photo, UCLA gymnastics coach Valorie Kondos Field, right, congratulates a member of her team after they won the NCAA gymnastics championships, in Gainesville, Fla. Longtime UCLA women’s gymnastics coach Valorie Kondos Field’s 29th season leading the Bruins will be her last. Kondos Field says she is retiring next spring to explore other pursuits, ending a remarkable run in which she’s led UCLA to seven national titles. (AP Photo/Phil Sandlin, FIle)
September 20, 2018 - 10:01 am
Valorie Kondos Field nearly quit while she was behind. Nearly. Her first year as the women's gymnastics coach at UCLA in 1991 didn't go as planned. Neither did the second. Frustrated, she found herself preparing to tell senior associate athletic director Judith Holland that Holland's unusual move...
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FILE - In this April 23, 2010, file photo, UCLA gymnastics coach Valorie Kondos Field, right, congratulates a member of her team after they won the NCAA gymnastics championships, in Gainesville, Fla. Longtime UCLA women’s gymnastics coach Valorie Kondos Field’s 29th season leading the Bruins will be her last. Kondos Field says she is retiring next spring to explore other pursuits, ending a remarkable run in which she’s led UCLA to seven national titles. (AP Photo/Phil Sandlin, FIle)
September 20, 2018 - 9:59 am
Longtime UCLA women's gymnastics coach Valorie Kondos Field is making her 29th season her last. Kondos Field says she is retiring next spring to explore other pursuits. Her decision ends a remarkable run in which she's led the Bruins to seven national titles, including a narrow victory over...
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FILE - In this Jan. 31, 2018, file photo, Larry Nassar appears for his sentencing at Eaton County Circuit Court in Charlotte, Mich. Lawyers rushed to meet a Monday, Sept. 10, deadline to file lawsuits against Michigan State University to qualify for $75 million set aside for more victims of Nassar. (Cory Morse /The Grand Rapids Press via AP, File)
September 11, 2018 - 2:57 pm
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A woman says she was drugged and raped by Larry Nassar when he was a medical student in 1992 but that police at Michigan State University refused to investigate. A lawsuit was filed Monday, a deadline for certain legal claims against Michigan State. After medical school,...
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September 05, 2018 - 2:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department's inspector general is investigating how the FBI handled sexual abuse allegations against former USA Gymnastics national team doctor Larry Nassar, a person familiar with the matter said Wednesday. The investigation comes amid allegations that the FBI had...
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September 04, 2018 - 9:10 am
Kerry Perry has resigned as president of USA Gymnastics. The announcement Tuesday came days after the United States Olympic Committee questioned the direction of the organization under Perry's leadership. Perry has struggled to outline a clear path forward during her nine months on the job. She...
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FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2018, file photo, Larry Nassar, a former doctor for USA Gymnastics and member of Michigan State's sports medicine staff, sits in court during his sentencing hearing in Lansing, Mich. Michigan State University said Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, that the NCAA has cleared it of any rules violations in the Nassar sexual-assault scandal. Nassar pleaded guilty to assaulting girls and women while working as a campus sports doctor for Michigan State athletes and gymnasts in the region. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
August 31, 2018 - 7:42 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — USA Gymnastics has parted ways with recently hired coach Mary Lee Tracy because Tracy tried to contact Aly Raisman, one of Larry Nassar's most outspoken victims. Only three days after being hired as the program's elite development coordinator, Tracy posted on social media Friday...
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FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2018 file photo, Larry Nassar, former sports doctor who admitted molesting some of the nation's top gymnasts, appears in Eaton County Court in Charlotte, Mich. Numerous people have been criminally charged, fired or forced out of jobs in the wake of the scandal involving once-renowned gymnastics doctor, Nassar, who is serving decades in prison for molesting athletes and for child pornography crimes. (Matthew Dae Smith/Lansing State Journal via AP, File)
August 24, 2018 - 1:06 am
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University's former head gymnastics coach is the latest person to be charged in the wake of the sexual abuse scandal surrounding ex-sports doctor Larry Nassar. Kathie Klages is accused of lying to an investigator in June, when she denied that witnesses told her...
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August 23, 2018 - 11:54 am
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Former Michigan State gymnastics coach Kathie Klages was charged Thursday with lying to police amid an investigation into the school's handling of sexual abuse complaints against former sports doctor Larry Nassar. The charges were announced by special independent counsel Bill...
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Simone Biles competes on the balance beam at the U.S. Gymnastics Championships, Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
August 20, 2018 - 12:24 am
BOSTON (AP) — The color choice wasn't a coincidence. It was a statement. One Simone Biles felt compelled to make even as the organization she competes for struggles to find a compassionate and compelling message to sexual abuse survivors. The Olympic champion designed the leotard she wore while...
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Simone Biles competes on the balance beam at the U.S. Gymnastics Championships, Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
August 19, 2018 - 10:23 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Olympic champion Simone Biles easily won her fifth US women's gymnastics title Sunday night, winning all four events as well as the all-around in a dominant performance that showcased the ever-widening chasm between Biles and the rest of her sport. The 21-year-old posted a two-day...
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