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Simone Biles sets record by picking up 13th world gymnastics championship gold

Simone Biles made history by picking up her record 13th career gold medal at the world gymnastics championships when she cruised to victory in the vault final on Friday.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 30, 2018, 11:39 a.m.

Still golden: Simone Biles, Americans roll at world championships

The juggernaut led by Simone Biles keeps right on rolling. The Olympic champion led the U.S. women’s gymnastics team to gold at the world championships. The Americans captured their fourth …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 27, 2018, 8:52 p.m.

Olympic champion Simone Biles fights through kidney stone at gymnastics world championships

A bout with a kidney stone did little to slow down Simone Biles. The reigning Olympic gymnastics champion easily posted the top score during the early portions of qualifying at …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 18, 2018, 10:54 a.m.

Another gymnastics official faces charge in Nassar fallout

The Texas indictment of former USA Gymnastics President Steve Penny for allegedly tampering with evidence is the latest fallout from the sexual assault investigation of now-imprisoned gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar. …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 17, 2018, 9:33 p.m.

Ex-USA Gymnastics head indicted in Texas on tampering charge

Former USA Gymnastics president Steve Penny has been arrested after a Texas grand jury indicted him, alleging he tampered with evidence in the sexual assault investigation of now-imprisoned gymnastics doctor …


Olympic star Simone Biles leads Team USA at world championships

Olympic gymnastics champion Simone Biles is ready to take on the world again. The four-time Olympic gold medalist and three-time world all-around champion headlines the six-woman group Team USA will …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 11, 2018, 1:05 p.m.

Woman sues Michigan State, says Larry Nassar raped her in 1992

A woman says she became pregnant after she was drugged and raped by Larry Nassar when he was a medical student in 1992 but that police at Michigan State University …


Kerry Perry quits as president of scandal-hit USA Gymnastics

USA Gymnastics turned to an outsider when it tasked Kerry Perry to steer the embattled organization through the fallout of the Larry Nassar scandal. Yet too often during her nine …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 18, 2018, 4:24 p.m.

Sam Mikulak cruises to 5th U.S. gymnastics title

Sam Mikulak soared to his fifth US men’s gymnastics title, rebounding from a sluggish performance in the opening round to leave little doubt that he’s back following an Achilles injury …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 17, 2018, 8:29 p.m.

Simone Biles electrifies on 1st day of US gymnastics championships

Simone Biles hardly looks like someone who took two years off. The reigning Olympic gymnastics champion put on a show during the opening night of the US Championships, stringing together …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 16, 2018, 7:59 p.m.

Sam Mikulak leads after first day of U.S. gymnastics championships

Sam Mikulak is back in his usual spot at the U.S. men’s gymnastics championships. The four-time champion overcame a pair of miscues on high bar and pommel horse to post …


Olympic gymnastics champion Simone Biles triumphs in return to competition

Olympic gymnastics champion Simone Biles picked up where she left off in her return to competition, winning the U.S. Classic on Saturday night with relative ease following a nearly two-year …


UPDATED: Tue., July 24, 2018, 8:20 p.m.

Senator to U.S. Olympic Committee, USA Gymnastics: Take legal responsibility for abuse

A senator called on the U.S. Olympic Committee to cease efforts to be dropped as a defendant in sex-abuse lawsuits filed by gold-medal gymnasts. Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut …


UPDATED: Sun., April 22, 2018, 10:36 p.m.

Martha Karolyi sidesteps responsibility in Nassar scandal

Former USA Gymnastics national team coordinator Martha Karolyi says she feels for the sexual abuse victims of a former national team doctor serving decades in prison but added she doesn’t …


Winter sports 2017-18 high school all-league teams

The Spokesman-Review winter sports 2017-18 high school all-league teams as voted on by league members.


State gymnastics: Ferris’ Jessica Harpel completes strong weekend showing at 4A championships

Jessica Harpel, a senior from Ferris, placed third in Friday night’s all-around competition with a score of 37.6 and qualified for three individual event finals. In Saturday’s finals at the …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 17, 2018, 10:45 p.m.

State gymnastics: Ferris’ Jessica Harpel, Mead’s Zella Conley have strong all-around showings in 4A finals

Mead senior Zella Conley, still working her way back to peak form after seriously dislocating her right ankle in December, was just happy to be ready to compete at the …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 11, 2018, 3:16 p.m.

Gymnastics regionals: Zella Conley helps Mead wins title

Zella Conley placed or shared first in every event and led Mead to the championship at the 4A regional championship at University HS on Saturday.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 1, 2018, 11:05 p.m.

Nassar victim who complained in 2004 gets apology from cops

A woman whose assault complaint against Larry Nassar was dismissed without charges being filed in 2004 accepted an apology years later Thursday from a Michigan police chief who said, “We …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 27, 2018, 9:53 p.m.

Michigan attorney general vows to find out who knew what at Michigan State

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette lashed out at Michigan State University for allowing sexual abuse by Larry Nassar, and he took a shot at the school’s governing body. The aspiring …


Gymnastics: Carly Hattenburg leads Mt. Spokane to 2nd-place finish at 3A Districts

Roundup of Friday’s prep gymnastics action from across the region.


Gymnastics: Zella Conley leads Mead to GSL qualifying championships title

Roundup of Wednesday’s preps gymnastics action from across the region.


U.S. Olympic Committee announces investigation amid scandal

The chief executive officer of the U.S. Olympic Committee has announced an independent investigation intended to determine how the sexual abuse attributed to former USA Gymnastics sports doctor Larry Nassar …


NCAA looking into how Michigan State handled Larry Nassar case

The NCAA is examining how Michigan State University handled the case of sports doctor Larry Nassar, who faces prison time for sexually assaulting Olympic gymnasts and other young female athletes. …


3 board members quit USA Gymnastics as more victims speak

USA Gymnastics announced the resignations of three key leaders Monday while more women and girls told a judge about being sexually assaulted at the hands of a sports doctor who …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 19, 2018, 11:32 p.m.

Paul Newberry: After Larry Nassar, still a battle to protect athletes

The testimony out of Michigan is horrific and heart-wrenching. One by one, dozens of gymnasts have bravely recounted the sexual abuse they suffered at the hands of disgraced doctor Larry …


Olympic gymnast abused by ex-doctor wants him to suffer

An Olympic gold medalist has confronted in court her former doctor who pleaded guilty to multiple sexual assaults. Aly Raisman warned Larry Nassar on Friday that the testimony of the …


USA Gymnastics ends agreement to train at Karolyi Ranch

The long relationship between USA Gymnastics and the Karolyi Ranch is over. The organization announced Thursday it has terminated its agreement to have the ranch outside of Huntsville, Texas, serve …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 18, 2018, 10:29 p.m.

Gymnastics: Pam Styborski places fifth all-around and leads University to a first place finish

Roundup of Thursday’s prep gymnastics action from across the region.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 17, 2018, 10:17 p.m.

Gymnastics: Sophia Van Wormer’s all-around honors leads Cheney to victory

Roundup of Wednesday’s gymnastics action from across the region