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FILE - Connecticut Sun guard Yvonne Anderson, left, drives against New York Liberty forward Natasha Howard, right, in the second half during a WNBA basketball game, Tuesday, May 17, 2022, in New York. Yvonne Anderson understood that making a WNBA roster as an undrafted rookie was going to be tough and getting that chance a decade after she left college would be even tougher. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

Perseverance paying off for older rookies in the WNBA

Canadian athletes, parents call for culture change in sports

Scales should be banned from children’s gyms. Parents should be permitted to watch. Rules of acceptable behavior should be posted on gym walls with a toll-free line...
Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic walks off the court after the team's loss in Game 5 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series against the Golden State Warriors in San Francisco, Wednesday, April 27, 2022. The Warriors won the series. (AP Photo/Jed Jacobsohn)

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Former Canadian gymnastics coach Dave Brubaker arrives at a courthouse with his wife Elizabeth Brubaker in Sarnia, Ontario, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019. A former member of the Canadian national gymnastics team wrote a public letter accusing the country's 2016 Olympic coach of climbing into bed and pressing his body up against her, reaching his hand underneath her shirt and trying to talk her into exposing her breasts. The letter by Abby Pearson Spadafora, 38, revealed the latest in a long series of allegations of sexual, emotional and physical abuse by coaches Dave and Elizabeth Brubaker, who have been banned by Gymnastics Canada. (Mark Spowart/The Canadian Press via AP)

Canadian gymnast tells of sexual, emotional abuse by coach

A former member of the Canadian national gymnastics team wrote a public letter accusing the country’s 2016 Olympic coach of inappropriate and unwanted touching.

FILE - At left, Chellsie Memmel is shown during the final round of the U.S. gymnastics championships, Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011, in St. Paul, Minn. At right, Alicia Sacramone waves to the crowd during the women's senior division at the U.S. gymnastics championships, Sunday, June 10, 2012, in St. Louis. USA Gymnastics is turning to two of its most-decorated athletes to help guide its women's elite program. Alicia Sacramone Quinn and Chellsie Memmel, teammates on the 2008 U.S. Olympic team that earned silver in Beijing, are part of the new leadership paradigm within the organization. (AP Photo/File)

USA Gymnastics tabs Sacramone Quinn, Memmel for top posts

USA Gymnastics is turning to two of its most-decorated athletes to help guide its women's elite program.

Olympic champion Marcell Jacobs talks with his fiancee Nicole Daza and his son Antony as he receives a massage at a training center in Rome, Monday, May 23, 2022. This year could be more memorable for Jacobs than his breakout 2021 when he sprinted from virtual unknown to Olympic 100-meter champion then added another surprising gold at the Tokyo Games with Italy's 4x100-meter relay team. Jacobs tells The Associated Press that "winning these next two big events would mean winning everything there is to win in athletics."(AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

AP Interview: Olympic champ Jacobs wants to win 'everything'

ROME (AP) — Marcell Jacobs already won another gold medal at the world indoors. He'll likely get a huge reception at Rome’s upcoming Diamond League meet.

FILE - Yusra Mardini and Tachlowini Gabriyesos, of the Refugee Olympic Team, carry the Olympic flag during the opening ceremony in the Olympic Stadium at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan, Friday, July 23, 2021. The Olympic Refugee Foundation and the refugee Olympics team are the winners of this year’s Princess of Asturias Award for sports, the Spanish foundation that organizes the prizes said Wednesday, May 25, 2022. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

Refugee Olympic team awarded prestigious Spanish prize

MADRID (AP) — The Olympic Refugee Foundation and the refugee Olympics team are the winners of this year’s Princess of Asturias Award for sports, the Spanish foundation that organizes