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Saturday Sports: Gymnasts Testify On Larry Nassar's Abuse

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 07:58:44 -0500

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with ESPN journalist Howard Bryant about the emotional testimonies against the former doctor of the USA Gymnastics team. How did the abuse remain hidden for decades?



Sexual Assault Survivor Speaks Out Against Former USA Gymnastics Doctor

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 01:21:00 -0500

Rachael Denhollander was the first woman to file a criminal complaint against former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar. She will be the last survivor to speak at his sentencing hearing in Michigan.



Tell Us: Are You Still Watching The NFL?

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 18:41:53 -0500

The past few NFL seasons have been mired in controversy, from findings about concussions and brain damage to injustice protests and domestic violence. Have you changed how you watch as a result?



USA Gymnastics Severs Ties To Karolyi Ranch Where Olympians Say They Were Abused

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 20:14:00 -0500

Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles, who is training for the 2020 Tokyo Games, said on Monday it would break her heart to return to the training facility where she says she was abused.



USA Gymnastics Says They Will No Longer Use The Karolyi Ranch Training Center

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 18:57:00 -0500

On Thursday, USA Gymnastics announced they will stop using the Karolyi Ranch — the site of many of the atrocities committed against Olympians by Larry Nassar, the team's former doctor.



Repeated Head Hits, Not Just Concussions, May Lead To A Type Of Chronic Brain Damage

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 10:01:00 -0500

Scientists believe they have solid evidence that repeated direct hits to the head can cause the degenerative brain disease seen in some athletes, even if there are no signs of concussion.



Russian Athletes Withdraw From Competition When Drug Testers Arrive

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 07:00:00 -0500

More than 30 athletes who were to compete at the Siberian Indoor Championships last weekend suddenly pulled out of the event claiming various illnesses.



Even Dale Earnhardt Jr. Skids And Rams Tree In Snowstorm

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 19:21:41 -0500

Despite being one of the world's best drivers, the former NASCAR fan favorite lost control of his car on one of North Carolina's icy roads. He had just been helping someone else out of a ditch.



North Korea's Olympic Hopefuls Include A Pair Of Figure Skaters

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 11:58:00 -0500

Pair skaters Ryom Tae Ok, 18, and Kim Ju Sik, 25, qualified last year for the Winter Games. They'll learn this weekend whether they'll compete in Pyeongchang.



North And South Korea's Warm Relations Over Ice Hockey

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 11:06:30 -0500

When North and South Korean athletes march out to the opening ceremony at next month’s Winter Olympics, they’ll do so under a single flag. And the two nations will field



North And South Korea Find Common Ground For Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 10:02:00 -0500

North and South Korea will form a unified woman's hockey team and will march together in the opening ceremony at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.



North Korean Athletes Will March With South Koreans At Pyeongchang Olympics

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 07:46:00 -0500

The two countries will also form a unified women's hockey team to compete in the Winter Olympics in February. The North will send a cheering squad to support its delegation.



Protesting Is Uncomfortable. Should It Be Easier?

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 06:00:00 -0500

This week on Ask Code Switch, a question from a Florida high school student who wants to know how to fight against injustice without antagonizing his teachers.



Decision By Minnesota Vikings Crushes Hopes Of Las Vegas Gamblers

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 05:03:00 -0500

After the Vikings' last-second TD, they were supposed to attempt an extra-point kick, which would have covered the 5 1/2-point spread. The team decided instead to end the game without a kick attempt.



Banana Drama Gets Much Attention At Australian Open

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 06:53:00 -0500

CoCo Vandeweghe was fined by a referee for refusing to take to the court before she had a chance to eat her banana. Denis Shapovalov could not seem to peel a banana right during a break in his match.