AG probing Michigan State's role in Nassar case...Orioles to move Machado to shortstop...Shiffrin on losing streak

January 27, 2018 - 1:10 pm

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette (SHOO'-tee) is conducting an investigation into how much Michigan State University officials knew about claims of sexual abuse by patients of disgraced sports doctor Larry Nassar. Schuette told reporters today that "a full and complete investigation of what happened at Michigan State from the president's office down is required." The announcement comes a day after athletic director Mark Hollis retired amid sharp criticism of the school's response to the allegations. School president Lou Anna Simon resigned Wednesday.

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Roger Federer is aiming for his 20th Grand Slam singles title when he meets No. 6-seeded Marin Cilic (CHIHL'-ihch) in the Australian Open final Sunday. The 36-year-old defending champion has an 8-1 career record against the 29-year-old Croatian player. The one loss was in the 2014 U.S. Open, when Cilic beat him in straight sets for his only Grand Slam trophy.

BALTIMORE (AP) — Manny Machado will start at shortstop for the Baltimore Orioles this season — if he isn't traded. Manager Buck Showalter says the two-time Gold Glove winner at third base will move to shortstop in 2018 following the retirement of shortstop J.J. Hardy. The Orioles have entertained trade offers for the 25-year-old, who becomes a free agent after this year. He's been an All-Star in half of his six seasons with Baltimore.

LENZERHEIDE, Switzerland (AP) — Overall World Cup leader Mikaela Shiffrin is on a five-race losing streak after starting the year with a five-race winning streak. The American placed seventh today in the final giant slalom before the Pyeongchang (PYUHNG'-chahng) Olympics.

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The IOC says it has invited 169 Russian athletes to compete at the Pyeongchang Olympics. That confirms the team size announced Thursday by the suspended Russian Olympic Committee. The IOC said its vetting involved "intensive weeks of work" and "detailed consideration of each athlete." The "Olympic Athlete from Russia" team will compete in neutral uniforms. If they win gold, the Olympic flag will be flown and the Olympic anthem will play.

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