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USA Gymnastics files for bankruptcy

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 12/06/18, 10:59 am

USA Gymnastics filed for bankruptcy Wednesday in an effort to fight the loss of its Olympic status. The U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) announced in November it no longer wanted USA Gymnastics to oversee Olympic team training and selection because of its mishandling of numerous sexual abuse claims against team doctor Larry Nassar, who is in jail, effectively for life, after being found guilty of multiple charges of molesting young athletes under the guise of medical care.

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Ohio State coach Urban Meyer to retire

by Mickey McLean
Posted 12/04/18, 11:32 am

Ohio State University officials announced Tuesday that head football coach Urban Meyer will retire after his team plays Washington in the Rose Bowl on New Year’s Day. Meyer’s highly successful tenure at the Columbus, Ohio, school was overshadowed this year by controversy and criticism related to his handling of domestic violence accusations against a now-fired assistant coach.

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A rivalry is born

Sports | After a fierce battle with an American challenger, Magnus Carlsen retains his World Chess Champion title
by Emily Belz
Posted 12/03/18, 04:08 pm

Twenty-six-year old Fabiano Caruana, born in Brooklyn, used to play chess at Manhattan's Marshall Chess Club when he was so little that the club stacked books on a chair for him to reach the table. Grown men remembered losing to the then-8-year-old boy.

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