Michigan sports doctor facing key hearing in assault case

MASON, Mich. (AP) — A sports doctor who treated female gymnasts at Michigan State University and through USA Gymnastics faces a key hearing Friday to determine if he will go to trial on sexual assault charges. The allegations do not involve an athlete; Dr. Larry Nassar is accused of assaulting a girl at his home between 1998 and 2005.

  • Written by ED WHITE , Associated Press

Shortstop Zack Cozart one of Reds' last remaining holdovers

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Shortstop Zack Cozart expected to be manning the middle of the Cincinnati Reds' infield with veteran Brandon Phillips for the sixth straight season. Instead, the second baseman has been traded, and Cozart knows he could be next.

  • Written by GARY SCHATZ , Associated Press

Sarah Jane Smith takes 1-stroke lead at Australian Open

ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — Sarah Jane Smith shot a 6-under 67 in tough, windy afternoon conditions Friday at Royal Adelaide to take a one-stroke lead after two rounds of the Women's Australian Open.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS