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USA Gymnastics is making another bid to start over in the wake of the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal. The organization, which has been through three presidents and faces more than 100 lawsuits related to Nassar's actions and USA Gymnastics' failure to protect victims, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in what the board of directors described as a step forward.
Accountability went from platform to downfall for Winston Moss on Tuesday. Moss, a longtime assistant coach under Mike McCarthy with the Green Bay Packers whose official title was associate head coach/linebackers coach, was fired Tuesday in the aftermath of a tweet that drew attention because it called for the team's next coach to hold Aaron Rodgers accountable.
SEATTLE -- Chris Carson rushed for a touchdown and Justin Coleman returned a fumble 29 yards for a score, both in the final three minutes, as the Seattle Seahawks defeated the visiting Minnesota Vikings 21-7 Monday night, Dec. 10. Sebastian Janikowski kicked two field goals as the Seahawks (8-5) won their fourth in a row and extended their lead in the race for the NFC's first wild card to 1 1/2 games over the Vikings (6-6-1). Minnesota lost for the third time in four games.
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- Jason Zucker scored power-play goals less than a minute apart as the visiting Minnesota Wild defeated the Vancouver Canucks 3-2 Tuesday night, Dec 4. Zach Parise also scored for the Wild, who went 3-for-3 with the man advantage. Goaltender Devan Dubnyk made 29 saves for Minnesota, which snapped a season-high three-game losing streak. Josh Leivo and Tyler Motte scored for Vancouver, which has won just once in its past 13 games (1-10-2). The Canucks' Anders Nilsson stopped 25 shots but dropped his sixth consecutive start.
PHILADELPHIA — Carson Wentz threw for two touchdowns, Darren Sproles rushed for another and the host Philadelphia Eagles defeated the Washington Redskins 28-13 on Monday night, Dec. 2. Wentz was 27 of 39 for 306 yards with one interception as the Eagles (6-6) won their second in a row. Philadelphia climbed into a second-place tie with the Redskins (6-6), one game behind the Dallas Cowboys (7-5) in the NFC East.
MINNEAPOLIS — Karl-Anthony Towns recorded 24 points, 11 rebounds and three steals to help the Minnesota Timberwolves recover from a 19-point, first-half deficit to post a 103-91 victory over the visiting Houston Rockets on Monday night, Dec. 3. Andrew Wiggins scored 16 points for Minnesota, which won for the fifth time in the past six games. Taj Gibson added 15 points and 11 rebounds, Jeff Teague had 14 points and seven assists, Robert Covington scored 13 points and Dario Saric added 12 off the bench.
The NHL Board of Governors is expected to approve Seattle's bid to become the league's 32nd franchise on Tuesday, Dec. 4. The team would begin play as early as the 2020-21 season, depending on the availability of its renovated downtown arena. "Seattle's one of the fastest-growing cities in the country," NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said recently. "It gives us a geographic balance. It creates a nice geographic rivalry with Vancouver. I know Vancouver's particularly excited about the possibility.
PITTSBURGH — Rookie Michael Badgley kicked a 29-yard field goal with no time left Sunday night, Dec. 2, to give the visiting Los Angeles Chargers a 33-30 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers. At the game's end, Badgley missed a 39-yard attempt and had a 34-yard try blocked, both with no time left, but the Steelers were offside both times.
GREEN BAY, Wis. — The Green Bay Packers fired head coach Mike McCarthy on Sunday, Dec. 2, hours after the team fell to 4-7-1 with a 20-17 home loss to the Arizona Cardinals.
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Brothers Kaleb and Andre Wesson combined for 31 points to lift No. 16 Ohio State over the visiting Minnesota Golden Gophers 79-59 on Sunday night, Dec. 2, in the Big Ten Conference opener for both teams in Columbus, Ohio. Kaleb Wesson scored 14 of his 15 points after intermission, with most of the damage coming early in the half before he picked up his third foul at the 15:01 mark.