After record world medal haul, Biles a face of 2020 Olympics
STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Next stop Tokyo for Simone Biles.
With Usain Bolt and Michael Phelps both retired since the last Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, the U.S. gymnast will be the face of...
Simone Biles sets all-time medal record at gymnastics worlds
STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Everyone counts Simone Biles' medals except Simone Biles.
Winning her 24th and 25th world championship medals in beam and floor Sunday put the United States gymnast...
Another day, another record for Simone Biles
STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Another day, another record for Simone Biles.
In a week where she's written even more history than she usually does, the U.S. gymnastics star won her 23rd world...
Simone Biles wins 5th all-around title at gymnastics worlds
STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — There was only one way for Simone Biles to finish off yet another dominant world championship performance. She dropped the mic.
Biles sets record as US wins world gymnastics team gold
STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Simone Biles won a record 21st medal at the world gymnastics championships on Tuesday as the United States retained its women's team all-around title.
US gymnast Sunisa Lee caps emotional 2 months with gold
STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — As Sunisa Lee heard the national anthem play for her first world championship gold medal, her thoughts were back home in Minnesota.
Gymnastics body says risk affected Biles dismount grading
STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — The International Gymnastics Federation said on Friday that risk played a role in how it graded Simone Biles' new beam dismount, a decision which has frustrated the U.S....
Biles aims to write more history at gymnastics worlds
STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Simone Biles has already written her name into gymnastics history many times over. A few more times won't hurt, though.
Defending world champ Biles leads US women’s gymnastics team
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Simone Biles is heading to Germany to try to become the most decorated female gymnast in world championship history.
Biles headlines the six-woman U.S. team that will...
Brother of gymnast Simone Biles pleads not guilty to murder
CLEVELAND (AP) — The brother of Olympic gymnastics champion Simone Biles has pleaded not guilty to murder and other charges in a shooting that left three men dead at a 2018 New Year's Eve party in...
Simone Biles ‘aches’ for victims after brother charged
CLEVELAND (AP) — Olympic gymnastics champion Simone Biles says she's struggling with the arrest of her brother who was charged in a shooting that left three dead.
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Simone Biles soars to 6th US gymnastics title
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The choice was entirely hers. Only there really wasn't of one for Simone Biles to make.
Sure, she could have taken her triple-twisting double-flip (aka "the...
Biles leads US Championships despite somewhat off night
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The competition isn't the judges. Or the rest of the field. Or even the sport she's dominated for the better part of a decade. Simone Biles conquered all of them long...
New USA Gymnastics president points to ’positive trajectory”
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Li Li Leung wants Simone Biles to speak up whenever, however and wherever the Olympic gymnastics champion sees fit.
Biles on USA Gymnastics’ failures: ‘You couldn’t protect us’
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The mix of rage, disappointment and grief are still there. Just under the surface.
And while Simone Biles tries to stay focused on the healing process more than 18...
Simone Biles takes gold medal at US Classic gymnastics
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Simone Biles had a lot to feel good about, even with some rare missteps that were quickly forgotten in her latest climb atop another podium.
Biles hungry to keep edge as the world’s top women’s gymnast
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Simone Biles is always about taking it a step forward. Often, it's a huge leap.
With the Olympic Games in Tokyo just over a year away, the world's best gymnast...
World, Olympic champ Biles to compete in Germany in March
World and Olympic gymnastics champion Simone Biles will make her 2019 debut at a World Cup meet in Germany in March.
Biles hasn't competed since the 2018 world championships in Doha, Qatar, where she won five medals, including four golds. That pushed her overall world championship medal total to 20, tied for the most ever by a female gymnast. The 21-year-old headlines the field for the meet in Stuttgart on March 16-17.
Serena voted AP Female Athlete of the Year for 5th time
She showed up in Paris wearing a black catsuit, a reminder that nobody can command the Grand Slam stage quite like Serena Williams.
She reached the finals at Wimbledon and the U.S. Open, proving again how well she can play no matter how little she practices.
Williams didn't win those or any other tournaments, which in every other situation might have made for a forgettable year.
Raising the roof on 2020 Tokyo Olympics gymnastics venue
TOKYO (AP) — Attention Simone Biles: They're building a venue in Tokyo where you can add to the four Olympic gold medals you won in Rio de Janeiro.
The 2020 Olympic gymnastics venue is halfway completed and should be finished by this time next year.
On Wednesday, engineers raised a massive timber roof section, one of five curved sections that will top out the 20.5 billion yen ($180 million) building, which designers describe as being shaped like a wooden bowl.
Biles wraps up remarkable worlds with 4th gold medal
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Simone Biles returned to training last November wondering if she could ever return to the form that made her an Olympic champion.
She doesn't wonder anymore. Neither does anyone else.
Biles sets record by picking up 13th world championship gold
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Simone Biles made history by picking up her record 13th career gold medal at the world gymnastics championships when she cruised to victory in the vault final on Friday.
Yet it's the silver she captured on uneven bars that the Olympic and world champion may cherish more.
For years Biles viewed bars with a mixture of skepticism and scorn. There was a point in time she admits she would have been OK with taking a "chainsaw" to every bars set in the country.
Biles, not at exquisite best, wins 4th all-around at worlds
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Simone Biles attempted to smile but her eyes betrayed her. She was angry, paying little attention to the gold medal around her neck, the one that made history.
Yes, winning never gets old. It's just not why she does this.
Still golden: Biles, Americans roll at world championships
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Relaxed, relieved and with the gold medal the U.S. women's gymnastics team flew halfway across the globe for secured, Morgan Hurd needed a break. So the 17-year-old hopped on the back of Simone Biles and went for a brief ride, the two teammates laughing all the way.
While the scene lent itself to an easy metaphor, that's not the reality.
Heavy mettle: Young US team eyes gold at world championships
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Tom Forster remembers the old days, when the American women's gymnastics program would head to international events and come home with little more than a good story to tell while watching Russia and Romania make trip after trip to the medal stand.
Biles fights through kidney stone at world championships
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Simone Biles spent a portion of the night before her return to world championships in the emergency room. The sensation she chalked up to the usual pre-meet stress evolved into searing agony that at times left her crawling on the floor.
When a CT scan revealed a kidney stone — one she nicknamed "the Doha Pearl" — the reigning Olympic gymnastics champion grabbed her stuff and discharged herself from the hospital, telling the staff she'll deal with the pain later.
Simone Says: Biles ready to soar at World Championships
Simone Biles wants to get this out of the way first. She didn't return to gymnastics to appease anyone. Not her sponsors. Not her family. And not the organization she represents.
This "comeback" — a word the Olympic champion isn't really a fan of — is about curiosity and self-respect. To see how far she can go. What boundaries she can push. How good she really is. That's all.
Biles bothered by new USA Gymnastics CEO’s anti-Nike tweet
Olympic champion Simone Biles is upset about an anti-Nike tweet from USA Gymnastics interim president and CEO Mary Bono.
Bono was appointed Friday to hold the position while USA Gymnastics searches for a permanent successor to Kerry Perry, who resigned under pressure from the United States Olympic Committee in September after spending nine months on the job.
Olympic star Biles leads Team USA at world championships
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Olympic gymnastics champion Simone Biles is ready to take on the world again.
The four-time Olympic gold medalist and three-time world all-around champion headlines the six-woman group Team USA will send to the 2018 world championship in Doha, Qatar later this month.
McCusker close to Biles in bars, and that will have to do
BOSTON (AP) — Riley McCusker came within one-tenth of a point on the uneven bars of preventing a Simone Biles sweep at the U.S. gymnastics championships.
With the Olympic champion turning in another dominant performance, that will have to do.
"Second to Simone is kind of like being first," McCusker said after taking silver in the bars and third overall Sunday night at nationals. "Simone's amazing, and she's in another league, almost."
Biles dresses “for the survivors” while winning 5th US title
BOSTON (AP) — The color choice wasn't a coincidence. It was a statement. One Simone Biles felt compelled to make even as the organization she competes for struggles to find a compassionate and compelling message to sexual abuse survivors.
USA Gymnastics president: mediation with Nassar survivors
BOSTON (AP) — The legal portion of the Larry Nassar scandal at USA Gymnastics may soon be over.
USA Gymnastics President Kerry Perry said representatives for both the organization and athletes who were abused by Nassar — a former national team doctor who abused hundreds of women under the guise of medical treatment — met last week. Perry called the mediation talks "not only productive but continuing to move us down the path of resolution."
Reigning world champ Hurd best of the rest at US gymnastics
BOSTON (AP) — Reigning world champion Morgan Hurd manages to be impressed by Simone Biles without being intimidated by the gap between the Olympic gold medalist and the rest of the women at the U.S. gymnastics championships.
Biles electrifies on 1st day of US gymnastics championships
BOSTON (AP) — Simone Biles didn't come back after a two-year break from gymnastics to just win. That's not really what it's about for the Olympic champion. She's won enough — more than enough really — during her career. And she's got the medals to prove it.
Amid turmoil, USA Gymnastics takes small steps forward
BOSTON (AP) — The pep talk was short and to the point, a reminder to reigning world gymnastics champion Morgan Hurd that all was not lost.
Progress slow for USA Gymnastics in wake of Nassar scandal
BOSTON (AP) — Simone Biles is not here to save gymnastics. Or at least USA Gymnastics.
The reigning Olympic champion understands how bumpy of a ride it has been for her sport's national governing body since she stepped off the podium in Rio de Janeiro two years ago, a fourth Olympic gold medal around her neck and the world at her feet.
‘Old man’ Mikulak (he’s 25) back for 5th US gymnastics title
BOSTON (AP) — If Sam Mikulak didn't already get the message from the twinge in his back during a dismount last week, he could certainly figure it out from looking around the field at the U.S. gymnastics championships.
"I definitely feel like I'm getting older," the four-time American champion said after practice at the new Boston Garden on Wednesday.
Olympic champ Biles triumphs in return to competition
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The jitters were obvious and unmistakable. A step out of bounds on floor exercise. A hop back on vault. An uncharacteristic slip off the uneven bars.
Simone Biles needed them. Maybe deep down, the Olympic gymnastics champion wanted them too, if only to help her figure out whether she was truly mentally ready to return to the sport she's dominated for a half-decade.
Olympic champ Biles focused on future, not legacy in return
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Simone Biles wasn't bragging. That's never really been her thing. Her tone was confident but not cocky. Sincere without the swagger.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Simone Biles is ready to let the world in on her comeback.
The reigning Olympic champion gymnast will return to competition for the first time since winning four gold medals in the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro when she competes in the U.S. Classic in Columbus, Ohio, on July 28.
Biles took time off after earning a record-tying five medals overall in Brazil, but returned to training last fall with new coach Laurent Landi.
South Dakota gymnast strives to be elite athlete
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — With a spring floor beneath her feet, Danielle Sievers calculates her next run before performing a set that only one gymnast before has ever successfully landed in competition.
A double flip with a half twist. Better known as "The Biles."
Named after 2016 Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles, the skill is officially known as a double layout with a half twist, and it's a difficult one to master.
Gymnastics exec says she was told to keep quiet about Nassar
WASHINGTON (AP) — The former president of USA Gymnastics refused to answer questions Tuesday from a Senate subcommittee about how he handled allegations of sexual abuse by former team doctor Larry Nassar, and another former executive sat next to him and asserted that her former boss instructed her and others to keep quiet about athletes' claims.
New Australia coach reflects on USA Gymnastics abuse scandal
GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) — Mihai Brestyan was shocked and angry when he discovered one his star athletes was among the victims in a sexual abuse scandal that plunged USA Gymnastics into crisis.
Brestyan, a long-time coach of six-time Olympic medalist Aly Raisman, is preparing Australia's women's team for the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, where he spoke about the scandal.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Simone Biles is back on the U.S. women's gymnastics team.
The Athlete Selection Committee at USA Gymnastics named Biles to the senior national team Thursday after reviewing training video of the reigning Olympic champion and five-time Olympic medalist.
Rhonda Faehn, senior vice president for women's gymnastics, said the selection committee was "very encouraged" by the video submitted by Biles.
Simone Biles says she wishes Larry Nassar got ‘like 3,000 years’ in prison
Olympic gymnast Simone Biles praised the "hero" judge who presided over Larry Nassar's recent criminal sentencing for sexual abuse -- but she did have one complaint.
"I wish she would have just given him like a crazy number, like 3,000 years or something. But other than that, she was a boss and she was absolutely amazing," Biles said of Judge Rosemarie Aquilina, who sentenced Nassar last week to 40 to 175 years in prison.
Biles says she battles trust after Nassar abuse
Five-time Olympic medalist Simone Biles says she still has a hard time trusting people after being sexually abused by Larry Nassar, the former Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics doctor.
Biles appeared on NBC News' "Megyn Kelly TODAY" on Wednesday where she opened up about going back to school, a Lifetime movie about her that will air Saturday, and the abuse by Nassar.
Simone Biles: Waiting to hear from USOC about sexual abuse
NEW YORK (AP) — Simone Biles met the new president of USA Gymnastics but hasn't heard from the U.S. Olympic Committee regarding the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal.
The four-time gold medalist at the Rio Olympics is among those who say they were sexually abused by Nassar, a former team doctor for the governing body for American gymnastics.
USA Gymnastics president Kerry Perry spoke with Biles at her gym in suburban Houston, where she is training for the 2020 Tokyo Games.
Sports impacted by sexual abuse cases
The fallout continues from disgraced doctor Larry Nassar's molestation of young athletes within USA Gymnastics, including the resignation of the governing body's entire board of directors. Several sports have been impacted by sexual misconduct and abuse cases involving authority figures and children in the past decade. Among them: