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USA Gymnastics files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

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Published on December 07, 2018 with No Comments

USA Gymnastics has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the wake of former team doctor Larry Nassar’s sexual abuse coming to light.Board Chair Kathryn Carson announced that the national governing body for gymnastics has filed a voluntary petition for bankruptcy protection after several meetings since the board of directors was appointed in June to determine how to move forward after Nassar’s abuses. “Critical to this effort are reaching resolution with the survivors of Larry Nassar’s abuse and putting the safety and well-being of our athletes at the forefront of all that we do,” Carson said. “This has been a challenging time, but we feel confident we are moving in the right direction, and we are taking the necessary steps to rebuild the organization and meet our responsibilities to our athletes and members, the survivors and the entire community.”The news came the same day the U.S. Olympic Committee began the process of decertifying USA Gymnastics as the governing body of the sport meaning it would no longer be in charge of the sport at the Olympic level. She added a search is underway for a new CEO “who has the experience and leadership skills to build on our efforts to date, help us to continue to restore confidence in USA Gymnastics, and execute a clear vision for a successful future

“Shaw may be back for Boxing Day Test”

Young opener Prithvi Shaw is recovering fast from his ankle injury and might return for the Boxing Day Test in Melbourne, said India coach Ravi Shastri shared with media at Adelaide. The 19-year-old from Mumbai was ruled out of the opening Test after hurting his left ankle while trying to take a catch at the deep mid-wicket boundary during India’s practice match against Cricket Australia XI last week. “It was heartbreaking to see him go down the way he did but the good thing is he is recovering well. He has started walking, maybe if we can get him running by the weekend, that will really be a good sign,” said Shastri. “Being young, he might recover quickly, we will take a call as we go close to Perth,” he added.

 Broncos WR Sanders reportedly has torn Achilles

Denver Broncos receiver Emmanuel Sanders sustained a torn Achilles tendon during practice. Sanders was helped to the locker room by trainers after falling to the ground on a pass play near the end of the open portion of practice. A two-time Pro Bowl selection, Sanders leads the Broncos (6-6) with 71 receptions and 868 yards in 12 games this season. In addition to reeling in four touchdown passes, the 31-year-old also has rushed and thrown for a score in 2018.Sanders has collected 535 catches for 7,024 yards and 37 touchdowns in 127 career games with the Pittsburgh Steelers andBroncos. He was a third-round selection of the 2010 NFL Draft by the Steelers.

1003 players could go under hammer for 70 spots

That too by a new auctioneer

A total of 1003 players have registered themselves for the 70 spots available in the eight IPL franchises for the upcoming mini-auction of the 12th edition of Indian Premier League on December 18 in Jaipur.While the newest addition are players from the northeastern states, Uttarakhand  and Bihar, there will also be 232 overseas players, who have thrown their hat in the ring. There are 800 uncapped players with 746 being Indians.Among the foreign players, 35 Australians have registered themselves while 27 players are from Afghanistan. The highest number of players registered — 59 — are from South Africa while USA, Hong Kong and Ireland have one player each in the initial list. Another notable development will be the absence of auctioneer Richard Madley, who became a regular feature during the IPL auctions over the years. Hugh Edmeades, described as an independent fine art, classic car and charity auctioneer, will be the new gavel master.With over 30 years of experience at auction company Christie’s, Edmeades will be replacing Madley, whose absence from this edition has not been specified in the BCCI release.

Serena, Nadal confirmed for Australian Open

Serena Williams will make her return to the Australian Open for the first time since winning in 2017 when eight-weeks pregnant, it was confirmed on Thursday, with virtually all the world’s top 100 players due at Melbourne Park. That includes injury-prone Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray. Williams returned from giving birth to her first child to reach the 2018 Wimbledon and US Open finals, but suffered upset losses in both to leave her stuck on 23 major wins. Australian Open organisers said she was among the entries for the opening Grand Slam of the year as she attempts to equal Margaret Court’s record of 24.

Badminton official banned for life

Badminton’s world body has banned for life and fined Mauritian former council member Raj Gaya after a hearing over alleged misuse of funds, including money intended for an Olympic athlete. The Badminton World Federation (BWF) said in a statement that Gaya had been fined $50,000 by its ethics hearing panel following an investigation that started in June last year. The charges against Gaya stated that grants or funding intended for the Mauritius Badminton Association (MBA) had been diverted into personal bank accounts and used “for his own benefit”.



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