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How the Larry Nassar scandal has affected others, 2019 January 17

Michigan State University's governing body on Thursday accepted interim president John Engler's resignation , but said it would be effective immediately rather than next week. It's the latest development stemming from the sexual assault investigation of now-imprisoned gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar.

Engler took over at the school on a temporary ...

Georgian wrestler stripped of 2012 Olympic silver for doping, 2019 January 17

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) - A freestyle wrestler from Georgia has been stripped of his 2012 London Olympics silver medal after testing positive for an anabolic steroid.

Oral turinabol was found in Davit Modzmanashvili's sample in a reanalysis program using new testing methods, the IOC said on Thursday.

Modzmanashvili was disqualified ...

Former hockey Olympian Lyndsey Fry giving back in Arizona, 2019 January 17

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Lyndsey Fry could have continued playing hockey. She had a stellar collegiate career, a degree, an Olympic silver medal placed around her neck, so playing professionally was a logical next step.

The grueling rehab from hip surgery it would take to get back to an elite ...

Bob Costas exiting longtime home at NBC Sports, 2019 January 17

LOS ANGELES — Bob Costas, who stepped down as NBC's prime-time Olympics host two years ago, has left the network's sports division altogether.

NBC Sports said Wednesday that Costas parted ways with his longtime employer, providing no further details.

A representative for Costas didn't immediately respond to a request for ...

How the Larry Nassar scandal has affected others, 2019 January 16

Michigan State University's governing body plans to name a new interim president following resignation of interim President John Engler - the latest development stemming from the sexual assault investigation of now-imprisoned gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar.

A special board meeting is scheduled for Thursday, amid criticism over comments Engler made about ...

Zubkov among 4 Russian bobsledders banned for Olympic doping, 2019 January 16

MOSCOW (AP) - Five years after the Sochi Olympics, the man who carried the Russian flag at the opening ceremony has been banned for doping at those games.

Alexander Zubkov, already stripped of two Olympic gold medals, was among four Russian bobsledders banned Wednesday until December 2020 for their part ...

Tuesday Sports in Brief, 2019 January 16

NBA

NBA teams piled up the points like they hadn't done in 35 years.

Three teams scored 140 points Tuesday night, with the Golden State Warriors setting an NBA record by pouring in 51 during the first quarter of their victory over Denver.

The Warriors went on to a 142-111 ...

Takeda corruption probe sullies 2020 Tokyo Olympics and IOC, 2019 January 15

TOKYO (AP) - Tsunekazu Takeda, the president of the Japanese Olympic Committee and a powerful IOC member, again denied corruption allegations against him, suggesting on Tuesday that any guilt was with others at the Japanese body.

Takeda read a seven-minute prepared text and then took no questions from hundreds of ...