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Football, basketball players not only athletes who could cash in with NIL

INDIANAPOLIS — That “free” education NCAA athletes get has never really been free, and the costs are greater for some athletes than others.As the possibility of athletes being able to profit off their “name, image and likeness” becomes more likely,...

Alise and Sam Willoughby are athlete-coach power couple

CHULA VISTA, Calif. — It started off as a routine warm-up on an Olympic training center track that two-time BMX world champion Sam Willoughby had ridden around 700 times over four years.Willoughby remembers losing his balance and flipping his...

Chief says figure skating does not have sexual abuse problem

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Last March, the U.S. Center for SafeSport delivered a chilling assessment of sexual abuse in the sport of figure skating, saying it discovered “a culture in figure skating that allowed grooming and abuse to go unchecked for too...

US women bringing most of their World Cup squad to Olympic qualifying

Carli Lloyd is getting a new start with the new U.S. women’s coaching staff.Lloyd, who made no secret of her unhappiness at being a backup during last summer’s World Cup, appears likely to regain her old starting role, at...

How could coronavirus impact Summer Games?

The Summer Olympics in Tokyo are still more than five months away, but as the coronavirus continues to spread in China, there are questions about whether the global health emergency might ultimately impact the Games.Tokyo 2020 CEO Toshiro Muto...

Alysa Liu wins second straight title at figure skating championships

GREENSBORO, N.C. — A year ago, Alysa Liu became the youngest U.S. women’s figure skating champion in history at the age of 13. At 4-7, she was so short she needed a helping hand from the two women she defeated...

Will the Lakers have five players on Team USA?

LOS ANGELES — The Lakers might have more Olympians than All-Stars.LeBron James and Anthony Davis were among 44 finalists to play on the U.S. men’s basketball team for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. So were veterans Dwight Howard and...

Richard Callaghan, U.S. figure skating coach, has lifetime ban reduced

U.S. figure skating coach Richard Callaghan, who led Tara Lipinski to the 1998 Olympic gold medal and Todd Eldredge to the 1996 world championship, had his lifetime ban for alleged sexual misconduct involving a minor reduced to a three-year...

USOPC CEO says whistleblower lawsuit has ‘gross misrepresentations’

U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee CEO Sarah Hirshland wrote in a letter to the U.S. Olympic community Friday evening that she has “sincere concern about the gross misrepresentations” that Bill Moreau, the USOPC’s former vice president of sports medicine,...

Olympic taekwondo champ Steven Lopez accused of abuse by sixth woman

A sixth woman has come forward to allege that Olympic taekwondo champion Steven Lopez sexually assaulted her, possibly after she was drugged, according to an article published Saturday by The Daily Beast.Audrey-Ann LeBlanc, a Canadian taekwondo athlete, told The Daily Beast...

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