MyKayla Skinner Clarifies Olympic Gymnastics Team Remarks

On Wednesday, the former Olympian posted a short video to her Instagram Stories in which she claimed her recent comments about Team USA had been “misinterpreted.” “A lot of the stuff that I was talking about wasn’t always necessarily about the current team, because I love and support all the girls that made it, and … Read more

SZA shows off gymnastics skills in a friendly handstand contest with Simone Biles

LOS ANGELES — SZA might be known for hit songs like “Kill Bill” and “Snooze,” but the R&B star unveiled another impressive skill beyond music that drew high praise from gymnastics superstar Simone Biles. The multiple Grammy winner showed off her nimble athletic abilities during a friendly handstand contest with Biles during an NBC promo … Read more

Simone Biles secures third trip to the Olympics after breezing to victory at U.S. trials

MINNEAPOLIS — Simone Biles is heading back to the Olympics. So are some of her friends. The gymnastics superstar earned a third trip to her sport’s biggest stage by cruising to victory at the U.S. Olympic trials on Sunday night, posting a two-day all-around total of 117.225 to clinch the lone automatic spot on the … Read more

Gymnast Skye Blakely pulls out of Olympic trials following Achilles injury

MINNEAPOLIS — Skye Blakely’s bid to make the U.S. women’s Olympic gymnastics team is over. The 19-year-old will miss the U.S. Olympic trials after suffering a right Achilles injury during training on Wednesday. USA Gymnastics confirmed the injury Thursday, just over 24 hours before the women’s trials begin. Blakely arrived at trials as a heavy … Read more

Simone Biles cruises to 9th national title and gives Olympic champ Sunisa Lee a boost along the way

FORT WORTH, Texas — There used to be a time when Simone Biles would find “beauty in the blindness” ahead of the Olympics, reveling in not knowing what she didn’t know. That was eight years ago. Back when she was still just a teenager. Still kind of “ditzy.” Those days are long gone. The evidence … Read more

Skye Blakely ‘shut down’ after the 2021 Olympic trials. A mental coach helped bring her back

FORT WORTH, Texas — Skye Blakely didn’t want to hear it. Just like most teenagers whenever their parents offer to help. Stephanie and Steven Blakely approached their youngest daughter twice in the aftermath of the 2021 Olympic trials — a meet that ended with the 16-year-old’s left elbow requiring surgery, ending any shot she had … Read more

Skye Blakely ‘shut down’ after the 2021 Olympic trials. A mental coach helped bring her back

FORT WORTH, Texas — Skye Blakely didn’t want to hear it. Just like most teenagers whenever their parents offer to help. Stephanie and Steven Blakely approached their youngest daughter twice in the aftermath of the 2021 Olympic trials — a meet that ended with the 16-year-old’s left elbow requiring surgery, ending any shot she had … Read more

‘Lord of the Rings: The Hunt for Gollum’ in development with Andy Serkis to direct and star

Andy Serkis is going back to Middle-earth to play Gollum in two new “Lord of the Rings” films. Warner Bros. Motion Picture Group’s Michael De Luca and Pam Abdy said Thursday that Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens, the Oscar-winning team behind the “Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit” trilogies, will produce and … Read more

Georgia Godwin ruled out of Paris Olympics with ‘extremely heartbreaking’ Achilles injury

Top-ranked Australian gymnast Georgia Godwin is out of the Paris Olympics after suffering a serious Achilles injury during training. A seven-time national champion, Godwin was preparing for this week’s Australian titles when she suffered the heartbreaking blow, which has ended her hopes of competing in a second Olympics. The 26-year-old was an integral part of … Read more