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Athletes warily embrace progress as USA Gymnastics evolves

The dread was familiar. The fear too. They gripped MyKayla Skinner shortly after she decided to return to elite gymnastics last summer. Skinner wasn’t worried about recapturing the skills that …

Simone Soars: Biles named 2019 AP Female Athlete of the Year

They’re called “Simone Things,” a catchall phrase for the casual ease with which Simone Biles seems to soar through her sport and her life. The irony, of course, is that …

UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 13, 2019

Simone Biles sets all-time medals record at gymnastics worlds

Simone Biles set the all-time record for most medals by any gymnast at the world championships by winning the balance beam and floor exercise Sunday.

Another day, another record for Simone Biles

Simone Biles has won the women’s vault competition at the gymnastics world championships to tie the record for most world medals by any gymnast.

6 pack; Simone Biles soars to 6th US gymnastics title

Simone Biles soared to her sixth U.S. women’s gymnastics title, rebounding from an atypically sloppy performance on opening night to put on a show in the finals. Biles put together …

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 9, 2019

Simone Biles leads U.S. Championships despite somewhat off night

Simone Biles is comfortably ahead after the first night of the US women’s gymnastics championships even if she wasn’t particularly pleased with her performance. Biles posted a score of 58.650, …

Simone Biles blasts USA Gymnastics: ‘You had one job … and you couldn’t protect us!’

Four-time world champion and Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles apologized for the tears that filled her eyes Wednesday.

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.

American Simone Biles becomes first woman with four world all-around titles

Simone Biles is still the best even when she’s not at her best. The 21-year-old star has won her fourth world all-around championship in Qatar. She survived a series of …

UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 27, 2018

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 …

Biles bothered by new USA Gymnastics CEO’s anti-Nike tweet

Olympic champion Simone Biles is upset about an anti-Nike tweet from USA Gymnastics interim president and CEO Mary Bono. Bono was appointed Friday to hold the position while USA Gymnastics …

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 …

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 …

U.S. Olympic champ Simone Biles says she was abused by team doctor

Olympic gymnastics champion Simone Biles says she is among the athletes sexually abused by a now-imprisoned former USA Gymnastics team doctor. Biles won four gold medals and five overall at …

Simone Biles shares goofy video after wisdom teeth surgery

Biles posted the video on Twitter on Thursday. She appears on a recovery room bed with gauze in her mouth, yelling something incomprehensible and pretending to drive a car.

UPDATED: Wed., March 1, 2017

‘DWTS’: Charo takes over; Simone Biles lucks out

When “DWTS” returns March 20, Olympic gold-medal gymnast Simone Biles should have the edge. She lucked out in the partner department: She is paired with nice-guy Sasha Farber.

Biles wins floor exercise for record-tying 4th Olympic gold

Simone Biles put the finishing touches on one of the greatest Olympics by a gymnast, capturing her fourth gold of the games with a showstopping performance in the floor exercise …

Simone Biles dominates vault to win third gold in Rio

Simone Biles spent Sunday morning in the warm-up gym thinking not of history but perfection.

Tim Dahlberg: Time to start talking about Simone Biles as best in history

The first one was for the team. This one was a little more personal. The next three for Simone Biles could be for the record books.

Tim Dahlberg: Simone Biles and the ‘Final Five’ have more show left

There were smiles and hugs all around, even a celebratory chant. Winning gold felt good – awfully good – even if everyone in the arena knew this U.S. gymnastics team …

Simone Biles heads to Rio in search of golden moment on world stage

The greatest gymnast Mary Lou Retton has seen is a wonder.

Biles, Douglas headline U.S. women’s gymnastics team

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Simone Biles wouldn’t let herself believe it. Not until she heard from national team coordinator Martha Karolyi, even if the Olympic dream she had been chasing …

Simone Biles earns record 10th world championship gold medal

The five medals Simone Biles spent the better part of a week so easily collecting at the world gymnastics championships will join the nine others she’s captured in a safe …

U.S. women roll to 3rd straight world gymnastics title

The U.S. women’s gymnastics team won its third straight world title on Tuesday night, going nearly mistake free to easily grab the gold and state a case as the heavy …

Simone Biles successfully defends all-around title at U.S. Classic gymnastics meet

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. – Simone Biles successfully defended her all-around title in the Secret U.S. Classic on Saturday night, continuing a run of victories for the reigning world champion. The …

Simone Biles rolls to American Cup title in home state

Simone Biles led from the start in a record-setting win Saturday at the American Cup gymnastics event in Arlington, Texas. It was her first competition since taking a second straight …

Biles comes home for American Cup

Simone Biles is coming home. The two-time world champion gymnast headlines the field for today’s American Cup (NBC, 10 a.m.). The invitation-only event will be held at massive AT&T Stadium …

American Biles wins more gymnastics gold

NANNING, China – Simone Biles of the United States capped her dominance at the gymnastics world championships on Sunday, winning gold medals on the balance beam and the floor exercise …