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Simone Biles is a force to be reckoned with—in competition, and on Twitter. After once again upgrading her gymnastics program by nailing a vault no woman has ever performed during the USA Gymnastics team selection camp last Thursday, on Saturday she took a moment out of her busy schedule to clap back at an…

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Simone Biles admitted even she was curious how she'd respond in her return to competition following a two-year break.

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From the first club basketball teams to gold medal winners in Olympic track and field, the story of African-American women’s involvement in sports is one of both adversity and accomplishment. Here is just a taste of what these women have achieved in a handful of sports over the past century. 1891 James Naismith invents basketball […]

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When I first started covering Michigan State football and basketball for the Detroit Free Press in the late 1990s, one of the ways I got to know people on my beat was by attending the football coach’s radio show, which was broadcast live every week at a local bar. It was work, but it didn’t […]

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Simone Biles landed red-hot on the world’s radar during the 2016 Olympics. The 19-year-old walked away from her first Olympics with five medals, four of which were gold. Biles tied the record for most medals won by an American gymnast in a single Olympics, prompting comparisons to Michael Phelps and Usain Bolt. But the young […]

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We all came to know Olympic gold medalist Laurie Hernandez and her infectious smile at this year’s Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro. She was a member of the “Final Five” for the U.S. women’s gymnastics team. After her Olympic success — and before she hugged Beyoncé at the MTV Video Music Awards — I […]

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If it was up to Aly Raisman, the U.S. would be credited with gold medal A. and gold medal B. in the floor exercise finals Tuesday. Not because Raisman thinks she’s the best. Quite the contrary. “I think it was after all-around and before floor, [teammate] Laurie Hernandez was like, ‘If you get silver again, […]

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Simone Biles’ golden run in Rio is picking up steam. The 19-year-old superstar added a third gold medal to her haul Sunday, easily capturing the women’s vault final. Biles, who helped the “Final Five” to team gold and dominated the all-around competition last week, averaged 15.966 on her two vaults Sunday to become the first […]

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Simone Biles already owned three consecutive world titles and four U.S. national championships before she arrived in Rio. At 19, she already has a floor exercise move named after her that no other women in the world can throw, the surest sign in gymnastics that you’re a sport-changing force. Former Olympic all-around champion Mary Lou […]

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Martha Karolyi, the U.S. women’s gymnastics national team coordinator since 2000 and overseer of the American Olympic team’s transformation into a world power, is an exacting taskmaster. She talks about perfection as if she’s never heard the axiom about perfection being the enemy of good. But Tuesday, even Karolyi, a woman with 54 years in […]

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As the U.S. women’s gymnastics team prepares to take the floor in Tuesday’s team all-around final in Rio de Janeiro, 5,000 miles away Robert Andrews will be triple-checking the Wi-Fi connection in his Houston home. A sports psychology coach who works with U.S. gymnasts Simone Biles and Laurie Hernandez, as well as a handful of […]

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Gabby Douglas won the Olympic all-around title in 2012 as a 16-year-old, then took a two-year break from the sport after London to pursue endorsements and other opportunities. Now she’s back — with a reality TV show and a Barbie doll in her likeness — and she’s hoping for a chance to defend her all-around […]

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An ESPN The Magazine collaboration. Periodically, the whump of sinew against gym equipment echoes through the cavernous World Champions Centre in Spring, Texas. High-octane pop music blasts from all sides. “All right, let’s see if we can find the ground,” a coach yells, clapping as a young female gymnast readies herself to run. The gymnast […]

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If strong is beautiful — and it is — how perfect is it to have two Olympic athletes on the cover of a major fashion magazine that targets teenage girls? That the athletes are Gabby Douglas and Simone Biles, both pint-sized, muscled-up, amazing gold medalists who are black — that’s a potential game-changer for a […]

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Gabby Douglas’s historic run at the 2012 Olympics in London may be over, but interest in the world-class gymnast is just beginning.

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LONDON (AP) - Gabby Douglas failed to add to her medal haul, finishing seventh on balance beam after a fall. Still, she'll leave the games with two gold medals, including the all-around title, gymnastics' biggest prize.

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LONDON (AP) - After bobbling and wobbling her way across the balance beam this summer, the bubbly 16-year-old promised she'd get things cleaned up in time for the Olympics...

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NORFOLK, Virginia (AP) - Court records show that the mother of Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas filed for bankruptcy earlier this year in Virginia...

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OPINION - Gabrielle Douglas re-wrote the record books yesterday, by becoming the first African-American gymnast ever to win the Olympic gold as an individual...

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LONDON (AP) - Make it a pair of Olympic gymnastics gold medals for Gabby Douglas, who added the all-around title Thursday to the one she won with the U.S. team two nights ago at the London Games...

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theGRIO REPORT - Despite having already won a gold medal and preparing for tonight's individual competition, Gabby Douglas seems to be getting more Twitter mentions about her hair, rather than her athletic abilities...

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At 16, Kennedy Baker is a rising star. A third place finish at the 2012 Secret U.S. Classic followed by an eighth place finish at the 2012 Visa Championships sealed her spot at the 2012 Olympic Trials...

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