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Wednesday’s Sports in Brief

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Once-renowned gymnastics medical doctor Larry Nassar listened silently as a prosecutor deemed him “probably the maximum prolific serial infant intercourse abuser in history” and a choose sentenced him to a long time in prison for molesting a number of the game’s top athletes, capping a great hearing in the course of which extra than one hundred fifty women and women defined his abuse.

“I simply signed your death warrant,” Judge Rosemarie Aquilina informed Nassar, who became sentenced to forty to one hundred seventy-five years for molesting younger woman athletes underneath the guise of giving medical remedy.

Many faced Nassar face to face within the Michigan courtroom, describing abuse in his domestic, at his Michigan State University workplace and whilst he labored for the game’s governing frame, USA Gymnastics, which also trains Olympians.

GYMNASTICS SEXUAL ASSAULT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Once-renowned gymnastics physician Larry Nassar listened silently as a prosecutor deemed him “likely the maximum prolific serial child intercourse abuser in records” and a judge sentenced him to decades in prison for molesting a number of the game’s top athletes, capping a first-rate hearing in the course of which greater than one hundred fifty women and ladies described his abuse.

“I just signed your demise warrant,” Judge Rosemarie Aquilina informed Nassar, who became sentenced to forty to a hundred seventy-five years for molesting younger lady athletes under the guise of giving scientific remedy.

Many faced Nassar face to face in the Michigan court docket, describing abuse in his domestic, at his Michigan State University workplace and whilst he labored for the game’s governing frame, USA Gymnastics, which additionally trains Olympians.

NEW YORK (AP) — Chipper Jones, Jim Thome, Vladimir Guerrero and Trevor Hoffman were elected to the baseball Hall of Fame.

Designated hitter Edgar Martinez came close after a grass-roots campaign to reinforce him. Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens, both tainted by means of the steroids scandal, edged up but again fell some distance quick.

Jones and Thome made it fifty-four players elected of their first yr of eligibility through members of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America.

Jones became an 8-time All-Star 1/3 baseman for the Atlanta Braves. Thome hit 612 domestic runs, placing him 8th at the profession listing, and performed in most cases for the Cleveland Indians.

Guerrero changed into elected in his 2nd attempt. The nine-time All-Star slugger performed 1/2 his career with the Montreal Expos.

Hoffman turned into selected in his 1/3 yr. The former San Diego Padres closer had 601 saves, 2nd all-time to Mariano Rivera’s 652.

OLYMPICS

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Seeking to avoid “terrible surprises” approximately beyond doping via Russian athletes when they compete on the Pyeongchang Olympics, IOC President Thomas Bach defined why invitation rules ought to be strict.

Bach told reporters in a convention name that best clean athletes with “now not the slightest doubt or suspicion” approximately them have to visit the video games that open Feb. Nine. It is the primary Winter Games for the reason that doping-tainted Sochi Olympics in 2014.

“The final invited listing will encompass smooth athletes so that neither Russia nor the Olympic movement will have to face any terrible surprises,” the International Olympic Committee leader said.

Six-time quick-music speedskating gold medalist Viktor Ahn is among several high-profile Russians blocked from competing in South Korea by an IOC panel that is assessing each athlete’s checking out history and capability forensic evidence.

MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin dismissed talk of an Olympic boycott on Wednesday notwithstanding some of Russia’s pinnacle athletes being barred from competing on the Pyeongchang Games.

Several of the country’s pinnacle medal hopes, such as six-time quick-music speedskating gold medalist Viktor Ahn, have been barred from next month’s video games amid the united states of America’s ongoing doping scandal, which has already forced Russia to compete underneath an impartial flag.

Asked whether the Kremlin might don’t forget a boycott in mild of the new regulations, Dmitry Peskov, spokesman for President Vladimir Putin, said “right now it is important to avoid words like ‘boycott.'”

HOCKEY

NEW YORK (AP) — The NHL has suspended Boston forward Brad Marchand five video games without pay Wednesday for elbowing New Jersey’s Marcus Johansson in the head at some stage in the Bruins’ win over the Devils the previous night time.

The hit befell with 1: fifty-nine left within the 0.33 length of Boston’s 3-2 win and knocked Johansson out of the game. There becomes no penalty referred to as on the play.

In saying the suspension, the league’s branch of player safety dominated Marchand’s hit became now not protective or unintentional.

The Bruins’ megastar has previously been suspended fined instances and fined three instances in his nine-12 month’s career. He will forfeit $373,475.60 in revenue.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Police have issued a warrant for a suspect in remaining weekend’s capturing death of a North Carolina college football player.

A news release from Winston-Salem police Wednesday stated warrants it received charge 21-yr-old Jakier Shanique Austin with murder and possession of a firearm on educational assets.

Austin is wanted within the fatal capturing of Winston-Salem State University soccer player Najee Ali Baker during a celebration outside an activities center at Wake Forest University early ultimate Saturday.

Police also said a 16-12 months-antique became arrested and is charged with ownership of a handgun by a minor, assault by way of pointing a gun and possession of a firearm on academic assets. He is jailed without bond within the Forsyth County jail. It’s not recognized if he has a legal professional.

TENNIS

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — Serena Williams is returning to match play for the first time since the delivery of her first toddler.

Williams became many of the entries released for the BNP Paribas Open, which runs March five-18 on the Indian Wells Tennis Garden.

It could be the two-time champion’s first match after 14 months off. Her daughter was born in September.

Williams reached the semifinals in 2015 and the finals in 2016 after returning to the event that she had boycotted for years.

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