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Jan 21

Judge in former Olympic doctor Larry Nassar case has also acted a part psychologist for his abuse victims

Scott Olson/Getty Images(LANSING, Mich.) — During the days-long sentencing hearing of former Olympic doctor Larry Nassar, Michigan Judge Rosemarie Aquilina has acted as both a psychologist and jurist to the parade of tearful victims telling her stories of horror and sexual abuse. She has patiently listened and has shown compassion from the bench in Ingham …

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Jan 20

Olympic star Aly Raisman in court to face abuser Larry Nassar

ABC News(LANSING, Mich.) — Olympic gymnastics star Aly Raisman showed up in a Michigan courtroom Friday to face down Larry Nassar, the former doctor who molested her and scores of other elite female athletes. Raisman, 23, appeared in Ingram County Circuit Court in Lansing and took a seat in the courtroom gallery, just feet away …

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Jan 19

Minnesota Vikings fans donate more than $150,000 to Saints punter Thomas Morstead’s charity

Moussa81/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW ORLEANS) — After his team’s loss to the Minnesota Vikings in the NFL playoffs, New Orleans Saints punter Thomas Morstead has learned how “ridiculous” Vikings fans are. Through Thursday morning, Vikings fans had donated more than $150,000 to Morstead’s “What You Give Will Grow” charity, the latest in a string of NFL fan bases …

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Jan 19

USA Gymnastics cuts ties with Karolyi Ranch training facility

Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images for Hilton(NEW YORK) — USA Gymnastics on Thursday announced that it will cut ties with the Karolyi Ranch, the training ground for the country’s elite gymnasts and one of the sites where former team doctor Larry Nassar sexually assaulted gymnasts. “It has been my intent to terminate this agreement since …

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Jan 19

Scoreboard roundup — 1/19/18

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) —  Here are the latest scores from today’s sports events: NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION Final  Cleveland     104  Orlando    103 Final  Philadelphia   89  Boston      80 Final  Houston       116  Minnesota   98 Final  Portland      100  Indiana     86    NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE Final OT  New Jersey     4  Washington      3 Final SO  Columbus       2  Dallas          1 Final OT  Philadelphia   3  Toronto         2 Final  Boston         5  N-Y Islanders   2 Final  St. …

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Jan 19

Toddler swings baseball bat like a star slugger

Leah Willig(LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga.) — Asher Willig isn’t even two-years-old yet and he’s already a bit of a baseball phenomenon — to his family and to those watching his batting videos anyway. From the living room to the batting cage, Asher, 22 months, has a knack for swinging a bat. “This little babe’s been obsessed with …

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Jan 19

Olympic gymnastics star McKayla Maroney demands justice against Larry Nassar

Tim Clayton/Corbis via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — She was not present in the courtroom but Olympic gymnastics star McKayla Maroney’s words rang powerful and clear to the former doctor she says molested her at the age of 13. Maroney, a multiple Olympic gold medalist and member of the famed “Fierce Five” at the 2012 London …

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Jan 19

Molestation victim’s coach lashes out at ex-Olympic doctor Nassar in court: ‘Go to hell’

ABC News(INGRAM COUNTRY, Mich.) — Thomas Brennan planned to stand in silent support Wednesday at the side of a gymnast he once coached as she faced down in a Michigan courtroom the man who molested her when she was a young girl — former Olympic doctor Larry Nassar. But when Nassar, sitting just feet away …

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Jan 18

Dying Jacksonville Jaguars fan gets tickets to championship game

33ft/iStock/Thinkstock(JACKSONVILLE, Fla.) — A longtime Jacksonville Jaguars fan with stage 4 cancer will get to see his team play this weekend when the New England Patriots host the Jaguars. Eric “Mitch” Mitchell, 50, was told by his doctors that he has about four months to live, ABC affiliate WJXX reported. His dream is to see …

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Jan 18

Washington State quarterback Tyler Hilinski found dead from apparent suicide: Police

Chris Coduto/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The Washington State University quarterback who started in the Holiday Bowl last month was found dead in his apartment Tuesday from an apparent suicide, police said. On Tuesday at about 4:30 p.m., police officers in Pullman, Washington, responded to an apartment after a player missed football practice, the Pullman Police …

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