GYMNASTICS

IG reviewing FBI’s handling of Nassar

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department’s inspector general is investigating how the FBI handled sexual abuse allegations against former USA Gymnastics national team doctor Larry Nassar, a person familiar with the matter said Wednesday.

The investigation comes amid allegations that the FBI failed to promptly address complaints made in 2015 against the once-renowned gymnastics doctor. Nassar is now serving decades in prison after hundreds of girls and women said he sexually abused them under the guise of medical treatment when he worked for Michigan State and Indiana-based USA Gymnastics, which trains Olympians.

USA Gymnastics contacted the FBI about the allegations in July 2015 but it took months before the agency opened a formal investigation. At least 40 girls and women said they were molested over a 14-month period while the FBI was aware of other sexual abuse allegations involving Nassar.

GOLF

Spieth looking to avoid extra week off

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. — Easily overlooked in golf this week is that other “cup,” the one more about finances than flags.

Jordan Spieth sure hasn’t forgotten about the FedEx Cup.

One year after he was in the mix for the $10 million bonus until the final hour at East Lake in Atlanta, Spieth is simply trying to make sure he has a tee time at the Tour Championship. He is No. 27 in the FedEx Cup, and only the top 30 move on to the finale in two weeks.

He’s still inside the top 30 from the 70-man field at Aronimink who hope to advance to East Lake.

WNBA

Storm 94, Mercury 84

SEATTLE — Sue Bird made 5 of 6 shots in the final 6 minutes as Seattle overcame an 11-point first half deficit and advanced past Phoenix to the finals for the third time in franchise history.

Bird’s scoring spurt was part of an 18-6 run where she combined with Stewart to score all the points that finally gave Seattle control.

SPEEDSKATING

Viktor Ahn retires from short-track skating

MOSCOW — Olympic speedskating great Viktor Ahn is retiring from the sport.

The South Korean-born Russian short-track speedskater, who is 32 years old, is the most decorated athlete in his sport in Olympic history.

Ahn won three gold medals while competing for South Korea in 2006 as Ahn Hyun-soo. He then won three more in 2014 for Russia as Viktor Ahn after switching allegiance following conflicts with the South Korean coaching staff.

MLS

Beckham’s Inter Miami still lacks stadium

LONDON — David Beckham’s Major League Soccer team will be called Inter Miami.

The former Manchester United midfielder wants the club to start playing in 2020 but it lacks a stadium after years trying to find a site in Miami.

The club’s full name is “Club Internacional de Futbol Miami.”

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