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DENVER | USOC files to remove itself as defendant in Nassar lawsuits

DENVER  — The U.S. Olympic Committee is trying to remove itself as a defendant in lawsuits filed by gold medalists McKayla Maroney, Jordyn Wieber and Aly Raisman, three of the gymnasts who sued the federation and others for their roles in the Larry Nassar sex-abuse scandal. In motions filed in court, the USOC acknowledges it … Continue reading DENVER | USOC files to remove itself as defendant in Nassar lawsuits

US Postal Service unveils Mister Rogers postage stamp

PITTSBURGH /March 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —It was a beautiful day to honor Mister Rogers with a postage stamp. The U.S. Postal Service on Friday released a stamp featuring Fred Rogers, the gentle TV host who entertained and educated generations of preschoolers on “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.” The stamp pictures Rogers in his trademark cardigan along with … Continue reading US Postal Service unveils Mister Rogers postage stamp

Ratings slide a bit for NBC; the West Coast has advantage

NEW YORK/February 16, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Highlights from media coverage of the Pyeongchang Olympics: RATINGS: If the ratings were an Olympic race, NBC slipped a few seconds off its pace on Wednesday. The Nielsen company said 19.2 million people watched competition in prime time on NBC, the cable network NBCSN and through streaming services, down 8 … Continue reading Ratings slide a bit for NBC; the West Coast has advantage

Coach accused of molesting female gymnasts in Missouri

WASHINGTON, Mo. /February 7, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — A volunteer gymnastics coach in Missouri is accused of inappropriately touching three young female gymnasts, and police are concerned there are more victims. David Schneider, 41, of Washington, Missouri, was charged Tuesday with three counts of child molestation. The children alleged that Schneider touched their genitals while working … Continue reading Coach accused of molesting female gymnasts in Missouri

Michigan State AD Mark Hollis may have tenuous hold on job

EAST LANSING, Mich/January 25, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Mark Hollis has built a reputation as an innovative athletic director at Michigan State over the past decade. He is now facing open calls for his ouster in the wake of the Larry Nassar sex abuse scandal. His legacy may crumble as part of the fallout . A day … Continue reading Michigan State AD Mark Hollis may have tenuous hold on job

USA Gymnastics ends agreement to train at Karolyi Ranch

INDIANAPOLIS /January 18, 2018(AP)(STL.News) — USA Gymnastics is ending its long relationship with the Karolyi Ranch. The organization announced Thursday it has terminated its agreement to have the ranch outside of Huntsville, Texas, serve as the National Training Center. The decision came three days after Olympic champion Simone Biles expressed dismay at having to attend camps … Continue reading USA Gymnastics ends agreement to train at Karolyi Ranch

AP FACT CHECK: Trump says USA itself at risk of closing.

WASHINGTON/January 18, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— No, the United States is not at risk of shutting down this week, as President Donald Trump suggested Thursday. Neither is the entire government, for that matter. Trump said on his way into Pentagon meetings: “If the country shuts down, which could very well be, the budget should be handled a lot … Continue reading AP FACT CHECK: Trump says USA itself at risk of closing.

After outcry, Mark Wahlberg donates $1.5 million film fee

January 13, 2018(AP)(STL.News) —NEW YORK (AP) — Following an outcry over a significant disparity in pay between co-stars, Mark Wahlberg agreed Saturday to donate the $1.5 million he earned for reshoots for “All the Money in the World” to the sexual misconduct defense initiative Time’s Up. Wahlberg said he’ll donate the money in the name of … Continue reading After outcry, Mark Wahlberg donates $1.5 million film fee