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Top USOC executive fired in wake of searing report on Nassar scandal

sportpoint/iStock(NEW YORK) — A top official at the United States Olympic Committee was fired on Monday over his delayed response to the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal. The USOC fired Alan Ashley, its chief of sport performance, in the wake of a searing report that claimed he failed to protect victims after learning of allegations against Nassar, who molested young …

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Son launches campaign to fulfill his dying father's wish of attending Super Bowl

Courtesy Lisa Skinner(ATLANTA) — One Georgia son is trying to fulfill his father’s dying wish to go to the big game. Steven Skinner, a loving father of four children and husband to his wife of 32 years, is battling for his life after being diagnosed with glioblastoma, an incurable type of brain cancer. The 56-year old Navy veteran, who lives …

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New report details how USOC, USAG failed to protect athletes in Larry Nassar sex abuse case

sportpoint/iStock(NEW YORK) — A report by the law firm Ropes and Gray shows two of the top US Olympic Committee executives failed to act after learning about abuse allegations against former USA Gymnastics national team doctor, Larry Nassar. The report says former CEO Scott Blackmun and Chief of Sport Performance Alan Ashley were told about allegations of Nassar’s abuse by …

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'Sports Illustrated' names Golden State Warriors 2018 Sportsperson of the Year

Stacy Revere/Getty Images(OAKLAND, Calif.) — Sports Illustrated announced its selection for 2018 Sportsperson of the Year, and it’s not a person at all — it’s an entire team. The sports publication named the Golden State Warriors as this year’s top “Sportsperson.” “Three titles in four years, and now another: 2018 [Sports Illustrated] #Sportsperson of the Year recipients. Congratulations, [Warriors]!” read …

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Report: Lakers seeking to acquire Trevor Ariza from Suns

Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The Los Angeles Lakers are reportedly trying to add Phoenix Suns small forward Trevor Ariza to their roster. Citing league sources, ESPN reports both teams are in talks and are looking to involve a third team that would take Lakers guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope as part of a larger deal. In return for trading Ariza, the …

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How Aly Raisman defines 'being strong' since becoming advocate for sexual abuse survivors

ABC/Image Group LA(NEW YORK) — Olympic gold medal gymnast Aly Raisman said she has a new definition of strength after becoming an advocate over the last year for survivors of sexual abuse. “When I was training, strength to me was about being mentally strong … and you obviously have to be very physically strong as well,” Raisman said. “I also …

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Scoreboard roundup — 12/9/18

iStock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Sunday’s sports events: NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONNew Orleans 116, Detroit 108Milwaukee 104, Toronto 99San Antonio 110, Utah 97Charlotte 119, NY Knicks 107 NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUEVancouver 6, St. Louis 1Winnipeg 7, Philadelphia 1OT Boston 2, Ottawa 1Montreal 3, Chicago 2SO Anaheim 6, New Jersey 5Edmonton 1, Calgary 0Vegas 4, Dallas 2 NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUECleveland …

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Scoreboard roundup — 12/8/18

iStock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Saturday’s sports events: NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONDallas 107, Houston 104Indiana 107, Sacramento 97Atlanta 106, Denver 98Brooklyn 112, N.Y. Knicks 104Cleveland 116, Washington 101Boston 133, Chicago 77L.A. Lakers 111, Memphis 88Portland 113, Minnesota 105Miami 121, L.A. Clippers 98 NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUEPhiladelphia 6, Buffalo 2L.A. Kings 5, Vegas 1N.Y. Islanders 3, Detroit 2Tampa Bay 7, …

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