Former U.S. Olympic gymnastics coach dies by suicide after he was charged with human trafficking and sex crimes – CBS News

A former U.S. Olympic Gymnastics coach died by suicide Thursday after he was accused of physically abusing dozens of his young female athletes and committing at least one sexual assault, Michigan’s attorney general said. John Geddert, 63, was expected to turn himself in Thursday afternoon. “My office has been notified that the body of John Geddert was found late this afternoon after taking his own life,” Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel said in a statement. “This is a tragic end to a tragic story for everyone involved.” Michigan State Police said…

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How Michigan basketball solved Iowa star center Luka Garza and the Hawkeyes’ offense – Detroit Free Press

Orion Sang   | Detroit Free Press Show Caption Hide Caption Michigan basketball’s Hunter Dickinson takes us inside matchup with Iowa’s Luka Garza Michigan basketball’s Hunter Dickinson speaks to the media after the 79-57 win over Iowa on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021. Michigan athletics, Detroit Free Press Juwan Howard prides himself on being a defensive-minded coach.  So even though Michigan basketball won at Ohio State on Sunday, Howard wasn’t wholly pleased with his team’s performance, considering the Wolverines allowed a season-worst 87 points and 1.30 points per possession.  Normally, Howard shows…

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Reporters overheard Tom Wilson and Evgeni Malkin’s expletive-filled ‘chat’ after Tom’s late hit on Mark Jankowski – Russian Machine Never Breaks

Tom Wilson was whistled for a two-minute interference minor in the Capitals’ 5-2 win over the Penguins on Thursday. Wilson was penalized after delivering a late hit to Penguins’ forward Mark Jankowski. The Capitals screamed from the bench in frustration that officials made a call while the Penguins were furious with what they thought was another dirty hit by Wilson. Penguins center Evgeni Malkin skated over to the penalty box while Jankowski struggled to get up and exchanged words with Wilson. So what did they say? Malkin “just came over…

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Brooklyn Nets’ Kyrie Irving happy to push discussion for Kobe Bryant as NBA’s logo – ESPN

1:22 AM ET NEW YORK — One day after posting on social media that he would like to see the NBA logo changed from Jerry West’s silhouette to Kobe Bryant’s, Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving reaffirmed his stance and said he is OK if he’s a leader of the conversation. “We want to set a standard and precedent, like this is excellence,” Irving said Thursday, after the Nets defeated the Orlando Magic 129-92. “Kobe Bryant. Logo. Yes. Needs to happen. I don’t care what anyone says.” In an Instagram post…

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Steelers land franchise QB in new NFL Network mock draft – Steelers Wire

By Curt Popejoy | February 26, 2021 12:15 am It is not at all out of the question for the Pittsburgh Steelers to select a quarterback early in the 2021 NFL draft. Despite the reports that Ben Roethlisberger will be returning to the team this season, the front office recognizes there needs to be a plan for his successor. But former NFL general manager and current NFL Network analyst Charlie Casserly is just getting the hopes of Steeler Nation up too far with his new one-round mock draft. Casserly has…

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Tiger Woods moved to Cedars-Sinai to continue recovery after crash – NBC News

LOS ANGELES — Tiger Woods was moved to another hospital Thursday to continue his care and recovery after a rollover crash left the golf star with serious leg injuries. Woods, 45, was transferred to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center “for continuing orthopedic care and recovery,” Dr. Anish Mahajan, interim CEO of Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, said in a tweeted statement. Woods underwent emergency surgery at Harbor-UCLA shortly after the single-car crash Tuesday morning in southwest Los Angeles County. Doctors inserted a rod into his right leg, and pins and screws were used to…

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Frank Reich says building confidence in quarterbacks about going back to basics – NBC Sports

Getty Images Because a trade to acquire Carson Wentz won’t be official until the start of the new league year next month, Indianapolis Colts head coach Frank Reich can’t talk specifically about the team’s next starting quarterback. But when Reich is asked about how to build up confidence in a quarterback, it’s pretty clear the subject at hand. During his meeting with reporters on Thursday, Reich said the process of building confidence in quarterbacks, and players in general, is to start from the bottom. “That’s a great question and a…

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Royal Beating: Knicks pounce on Kings, move up to 5th spot – Empire Sports Media

Derrick Rose bloomed again as a starter. Immanuel Quickley regained his swagger. Alec Burks was a killer in the fourth quarter. The backcourt trio took turns in presiding over the New York Knicks‘ royal beating of the Sacramento Kings, 140-121, on Thursday night in front of a limited but loud and animated home crowd. The 2,000 fans who showed up had so much fun as the Knicks threw a party that rocked The Garden. They serenaded Julius Randle and Immanuel Quickley with M-V-P chants and went nuts when Frank Ntilikina,…

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Recap: Denver Nuggets are their worst enemy down to the final second, lose 110-112 to Washington Wizards. – Denver Stiffs

The Denver Nuggets hoped to get some payback against a Washington Wizards team that beat them just a week ago in the waning moments but it wasn’t meant to be. Despite big performances from Nikola Jokic, Jamal Murray and Michael Porter Jr.; Bradley Beal, Russell Westbrook and Denver’s own ineptitude proved to be too much. 10 offensive rebounds given up, 18 turnovers committed and one mind numbingly bad end game sequence later and the Nuggets once again lose to Washington. Wizards take it 112-110. Offense was few and far between…

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Michigan State tops Ohio State for second straight top-5 win – MLive.com

EAST LANSING – After shooting poorly, fouling often and playing sloppy with the ball, Michigan State still found itself with a chance at its second win over a top-five opponent in a span of three days. It finished the game with a mostly crisp final two minutes to complete a stunning six-day span. The Spartans came back from nine points down in the second half to beat No. 4 Ohio State, 71-67, on Thursday night at the Breslin Center. After traveling to Indiana last week with a record one game…

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