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 By WILL GRAVES    Sports    April 17, 2022

Five Alive! Oklahoma rallies to claim 5th national title

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Oklahoma captured its fifth NCAA women's gymnastics title, rallying from last after the first rotation to the top spot at the end behind a stellar performance from junior Ragan Smith. The Sooners posted a team score of...

 
 By WILL GRAVES    Sports    April 17, 2022

Five Alive! Oklahoma rallies to claim 5th national title

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Oklahoma captured its fifth NCAA women's gymnastics title, rallying from last after the first rotation to the top spot at the end behind a stellar performance from junior Ragan Smith. The Sooners posted a team score of...

 
 By WILL GRAVES    Regional    April 15, 2022

Olympic champ Lee, Florida star Thomas shine at NCAAs

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — This is why Sunisa Lee kept her promise and came to Auburn. And why Trinity Thomas endured at Florida. To compete on the podium with their sport stopping to watch. To celebrate with their teammates under the lights. To... Full story

 

USA Gymnastics, USOPC reach $380M settlement with victims

The legal wrangling between USA Gymnastics and the hundreds of victims of sexual abuse by former national team doctor Larry Nassar, among others, is over after a $380 million settlement was reached. The fight for substantive change within the...

 
 By WILL GRAVES    Sports    August 4, 2021

Biles returns to Olympic competition, wins bronze on beam

TOKYO (AP) — Simone Biles isn't going home with a fistful of gold medals. A mental block — one brought on by exhaustion or stress or something the American gymnastics star still can't quite grasp — that forced her to pull out of four Olympic...

 
 By WILL GRAVES    Sports    August 1, 2021

Jade Carey's long road to the Olympics ends with gold

TOKYO (AP) — Jade Carey traveled the world for a spot in the Olympics. Germany. Qatar. Azerbaijan. Australia. A lot of long flights. A little bit of jet lag. One unrelenting vision of what could be possible. She wasn't going to let a little thing...

 
 By WILL GRAVES    Sports    July 30, 2021

Sunisa Lee takes gold in women's gymnastics final

TOKYO (AP) — An American finished atop the podium in the women's Olympic gymnastics all-around, just like always. Sunisa Lee became the fifth straight American woman to claim the Olympic title on Thursday, edging Rebeca Andrade of Brazil in an...

 
 By WILL GRAVES    Sports    July 29, 2021

EXPLAINER: How 'the twisties' stopped Simone Biles cold

TOKYO (AP) — Maybe Simone Biles made soaring through the air look too easy. It's not — a fact she and other gymnasts who constantly negotiate with the laws of physics have long understood. Every leap, no matter how routine, requires an innate sen...

 
 By WILL GRAVES    Sports    July 28, 2021

Biles withdraws from gymnastics final to protect team, self

TOKYO (AP) — Simone Biles arrived in Tokyo as the star of the U.S. Olympic movement and perhaps the Games themselves. She convinced herself she was prepared for the pressure. That she was ready to carry the burden of outsized expectations. Only,...

 
 By WILL GRAVES    Sports    July 23, 2021

'This can be me': Black participation rising in gymnastics

TOKYO (AP) — There's a phenomenon that happens every time Simone Biles appears on a screen inside Power Moves Gymnastics & Fitness. As if flipping a switch, the young women of color on the gym's competitive team spring to life, fueled by the jolt...

 
 By WILL GRAVES    Sports    April 19, 2020

More than Swag: Nichols leaves indelible mark on gymnastics

The end was supposed to include one last run at perfection. One final salute to the judges. One lingering wave to a packed arena followed by a group hug with her Oklahoma teammates, preferably atop the podium at the NCAA women's gymnastics championsh...

 

'I cried on the truck': Fatigued NY workers forge ahead

Josh Allert's days are a blur and a battle. His mental and physical stamina are constantly put to the test as the 22-year-old emergency medical technician transports coronavirus patients around New York. He is burdened by the push-and-pull between...

 
 By WILL GRAVES    Sports    April 3, 2020

'Prime' time? TE Ebron eager to start over with Steelers

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Eric Ebron isn't worried about Ben Roethlisberger's surgically repaired right elbow. The same goes for Ebron's balky ankle, which the newly signed Pittsburgh Steelers tight end said had "a whole lot of mess" in it before getting...

 
 By Will Graves    Sports    August 11, 2019

Biles leads US Championships despite somewhat off night

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The competition isn't the judges. Or the rest of the field. Or even the sport she's dominated for the better part of a decade. Simone Biles conquered all of them long ago. What drives Biles is the voice in her head, the one...

 

USA Gymnastics files for bankruptcy after sex-abuse scandal

USA Gymnastics is turning to bankruptcy in an attempt to ensure its survival. The embattled organization filed a Chapter 11 bankruptcy petition on Wednesday in an effort to reach settlements in the dozens of sex-abuse lawsuits it faces and to avoid i...

 

Kerry Perry quits as president of scandal-hit USA Gymnastics

USA Gymnastics turned to an outsider when it tasked Kerry Perry to steer the embattled organization through the fallout of the Larry Nassar scandal. Perry, who had no background in the sport when she was hired as president and CEO last November,...

 

Olympic gymnasts Ross and Kocian: we were abused by Nassar

BOSTON (AP) — Madison Kocian and Kyla Ross watched the women they won Olympic gold with step forward one by one over the last 18 months to detail their abuse at the hands of disgraced former USA Gymnastics national team doctor Larry Nassar. The...

 

Olympic star Raisman files suit against USOC, USA Gymnastics

Aly Raisman spent months urging the U.S. Olympic Committee and USA Gymnastics to get serious about taking a long hard look into how Larry Nassar's abusive conduct was allowed to run unchecked for so long. Frustrated by what she considers a lack of...

 

College gymnastics offers catharsis in wake of Nassar furor

The message for a sport in crisis needed to be sent. One that pushed the narrative surrounding the highest reaches of American gymnastics away from a Michigan courtroom and toward the young women who laid their pain bare for the world to hear. One...

 

Rudolph has 5 TD passes, No. 9 Oklahoma St. beats Pitt 59-21

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mason Rudolph's message to the rest of the Oklahoma State offense was simple. Playing half a country away from home against a Pittsburgh team that took the Cowboys to the wire a year ago, Rudolph didn't want to leave anything to c...

 

No. 9 Cowboys take air show east to Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Oklahoma State's offensive playbook can get complex. It just didn't look that way last year when the Cowboys faced Pittsburgh. The game plan during a taut 45-38 victory over the Panthers seemed to be pretty simple: send wide recei...

 

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