INDIANAPOLIS | Staring at an uncertain future after the departure of several sponsors, USA Gymnastics faces a steep climb as it tries to regroup in the wake of the sexual abuse scandal that has rocked the national governing body of the sport. The loss of corporate partners is a financial blow to the organization, which had total revenues of $34.4 million and net assets of just over $3 million in 2016, according to Internal Revenue Service documents. USA Gymnastics received nearly $3 million from the USOC last year, a figure that fluctuates annually between Olympic cycles.
STAMFORD, Conn. | The XFL is set for a surprising second life under WWE leader Vince McMahon. McMahon announced the return of the much-maligned league that spawned He Hate Me and flamed out in 2001 after one wild season.
MOBILE, Ala. | Baker Mayfield and Josh Allen are getting plenty of looks from the pros this week. Mayfield, college football’s top player, and Allen, a potential No. 1 overall draft pick, are competing at the Senior Bowl’s North practices in front of NFL coaches, scouts and executives.
MONTREAL | It took one of Jonathan Drouin’s best games of the season to stop Colorado’s 10-game winning streak. Drouin had a goal and two assists, and the Montreal Canadiens ended a long run of surprising success for the Avalanche with a 4-2 victory Tuesday night.
SAN VIGILIO DI MAREBBE, Italy | Mikaela Shiffrin doesn’t need to look at social media to see what people are saying about her. After failing to finish two straight races with next month’s Pyeongchang Olympics rapidly approaching, the overall World Cup leader knows what her critics are thinking.
WASHINGTON | Quarterback Colin Kaepernick and Texans defensive end J.J. Watt are among the five finalists for the NFL Players Association’s Byron “Whizzer” White Award. The award annually recognizes players for exceptional community service in their team cities and hometowns. Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton, Eagles defensive end Chris Long and Broncos linebacker Von Miller are the other finalists.
DENVER | Jamal Murray scored a career-high 38 points, including a three-point play in the final minute, and the Denver Nuggets beat the Portland Trail Blazers 104-101 on Monday night. Nikola Jokic had 16 points and 12 rebounds, and Will Barton hit four free throws in the final 10 seconds to secure the win and spoil Jusuf Nurkic’s return to Denver.
TORONTO | Blake Comeau scored the go-ahead goal with 7:43 left and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-2 on Monday night to extend their winning streak to 10 games.
MELBOURNE, Australia | Even by Australian Open standards, back-to-back shockers have resulted in a most unexpected quarterfinal. The season-opening Grand Slam has a tendency to be unpredictable, but losing six-time champion Novak Djokovic and fifth-ranked Dominic Thiem within a few hours on Monday leaves Hyeon Chung and Tennys Sandgren playing for a spot in the semifinals.
CORTINA D’AMPEZZO, Italy | Lindsey Vonn wants to regain the downhill gold medal at the Olympics so desperately that she has been willing to sacrifice much of the World Cup season to achieve her goal. With the start of the Pyeongchang Games 2 1/2 weeks away, Vonn is dedicating so much time to testing equipment for the games this week that she may skip an Alpine combined race in Lenzerheide, Switzerland, on Friday.