120 Nassar victims urge Michigan State board to fire Engler

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A letter signed by 120 sexual abuse victims of former sports doctor Larry Nassar on Tuesday urged Michigan State University's governing board to oust interim president John Engler, saying he has reinforced a "culture of abuse" at the school.

  • Written by By ALICE YIN , Associated Press

Aussies undeterred by opening loss at the World Cup

SAMARA, Russia (AP) — Far from being discouraged about a heartbreaking opening loss to France, Australia is confident going into another tough World Cup match against Denmark.

  • Written by By ANNE M. PETERSON , AP Sports Writer

The Fastball Paradox: With velocity up, fastballs on decline

NEW YORK (AP) — Over five seasons as ace of the Pittsburgh Pirates, Gerrit Cole threw one of the game's hardest, heaviest fastballs, and he threw it often. The pitch helped him make millions of dollars. It put him in contention for major awards. Hitters swung through it again and again, and Cole seemed content not to mess with a good thing.

  • Written by By JAKE SEINER , AP Sports Writer