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Former referee Paul Stewart wants women officiating in NHL, 2018 December 13

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Paul Stewart has a very big goal for the next stage of his already lengthy hockey career, and that's helping women follow in his footsteps by officiating in the NHL.

Stewart, being inducted Wednesday night into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame , said Katie Guay ...

Christine Blasey Ford introduces Sports Illustrated award to Larry Nassar's accuser, 2018 December 12

In a video statement, Christine Blasey Ford presented former gymnast Rachel Denhollander as Sports Illustrated's Inspiration of the Year at the magazine's annual "Sportsperson of the Year Awards" on Tuesday. 

Blasey Ford, giving her first public statement since testifying against then-Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh in September, said she was ...

2-time Olympic champion Northug to retire from his sport, 2018 December 12

OSLO, Norway (AP) - One of Norway's greatest cross-country skiers says he is retiring from the sport.

Petter Northug, a two-time Olympic gold medalist and 13-time world champion, says he had "some fantastic years," adding there will be "no comeback."

The 32-year-old Norwegian had not done well in recent competitions ...

Monday Sports in Brief, 2018 December 11

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DENVER (AP) - The U.S. Olympic Committee has fired chief of sport performance Alan Ashley in the wake of an independent report that said neither he nor former CEO Scott Blackmun elevated concerns about the Larry Nassar sexual abuse allegations when they were first reported to them.

The 233-page ...

Analysis: Report lays blame, but what's needed are solutions, 2018 December 11

DENVER (AP) - The report was every bit as thorough as it was cringe-worthy.

And yet, when it was all picked apart and combed through, there wasn't much new there.

The 233 pages of details about how Olympic leaders and the FBI responded - or didn't - to sex-abuse allegations ...

Olympic champion's name removed from banned list, 2018 December 11

DENVER (AP) - Olympic taekwondo champion Steven Lopez won arbitration Monday in a sexual-misconduct case and had his name removed from the U.S. Center for SafeSport's banned list.

Lopez was permanently banned in September for sexual misconduct involving a minor. He has denied the allegations.

This marks the first case ...

Ex-sailing chief questions voting on class for 2024 Games, 2018 December 10

The former head of sailing's governing body has joined other sailing officials in questioning the results of a vote to add a mixed-gender offshore class to the 2024 Olympics.

Paul Henderson of Toronto, who also is a former member of the International Olympic Committee, said in a letter to World ...

How the Larry Nassar scandal has affected others, 2018 December 10

The U.S. Olympic Committee's firing of chief of sport performance Alan Ashley is the latest development stemming from the sexual assault investigation of now-imprisoned gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar.

An independent report released Monday said neither Ashley nor former CEO Scott Blackmun elevated concerns about the Nassar allegations when they were ...