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Hillary Clinton puts Laurie Hernandez, Roberto Clemente in same speech sentence

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Hillary Clinton mentioned Olympic champion Laurie Hernandez among nine Hispanic stars — from civil rights activists to Gloria Estefan while speaking at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute on Thursday.

“Today, as you know, we’re in the midst of Hispanic Heritage Month,” the presidential candidate said (at the 5:30 mark here). “In classrooms across America, children will study Dolores Huerta, Cesar Chavez, Julian and Joaquin Castro, Justice Sotomayor, Roberto Clemente and Laurie Hernandez, Gloria Estefan and Lin-Manuel Miranda and countless others.”

Hernandez, 16, might have missed the name drop as she was performing at the first stop of a post-Olympic USA Gymnastics tour in Spokane, Wash., on Thursday night.

Her star has skyrocketed in the last year. Hernandez was barely on the Olympic radar at the start of summer 2015. Still a junior gymnast, Hernandez won the P&G Championships all-around title that August and then moved up to the senior ranks at the start of 2016.

Hernandez finished second to Simone Biles in the all-around at the U.S. Olympic Trials in July. She was a candidate to compete in the all-around at the Rio Games, but Biles, Aly Raisman and Gabby Douglas filled the three available qualifying spots. Hernandez’s minor abdominal injury may have made the difference in the selection.

No matter, Hernandez went on to take balance beam silver. She may be destined for more medals if she competes at the 2017 World Championships, given Raisman and Biles are going to be taking significant time off, and it’s unknown if or when Douglas will return.

Hernandez, who turned professional before the Rio Games, is currently competing on “Dancing with the Stars.”

Other names in Clinton’s speech sentence have Olympic sports ties. Estefan’s “Reach” was an official song of the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, and she performed at the Closing Ceremony. She also performed at the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Games Closing Ceremony.

Then there’s Clemente. Before he became a Hall of Fame baseball player, the Puerto Rican was a javelin prodigy, such a throwing talent that there was talk he could make the 1952 Olympic team at age 17, according to Sports Illustrated.

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White, Kim lead Olympic snowboard team; gold medalist left off

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The 26-member U.S. Olympic snowboard team was named Tuesday, headlined by Shaun WhiteKelly Clark and Chloe Kim.

White, Clark and Kim — as well as Olympic medalists Jamie Anderson and Lindsey Jacobellis — automatically qualified for the team earlier this season.

The biggest news Tuesday was in the omissions. The following snowboarders failed to make the PyeongChang roster:

Hannah Teter — 2006 Olympic halfpipe champion
Seth Wescott — 2006, 2010 Olympic snowboard cross champion
Nate Holland — Seven-time X Games snowboard cross champion
Alex Deibold — 2014 Olympic snowboard cross bronze medalist

Teter, Wescott, Holland and Deibold all competed in Olympic qualifiers, but none ranked among the top four Americans in their events this season.

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The full U.S. Olympic snowboard team:

Halfpipe
Kelly Clark — 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014 Olympian
Arielle Gold — 2014 Olympian
Chloe Kim
Maddie Mastro
Ben Ferguson
Chase Josey
Jake Pates
Shaun White — 2006, 2010, 2014 Olympian

Kim is the gold-medal favorite. White is among the favorites along with Scotty James of Australia and Ayumu Hirano of Japan. The U.S. women could sweep the podium.

Big Air/Slopestyle
Jamie Anderson — 2014
Jessika Jenson — 2014
Hailey Langland
Julia Marino
Chris Corning
Red Gerard
Kyle Mack
Ryan Stassel — 2014

The U.S. women could sweep either the big air or slopestyle podium, too. The U.S. swept the first Olympic slopestyle titles in Sochi with Anderson and the now-retired Sage Kotsenburg. Big air makes its Olympic debut in PyeongChang.

Snowboard Cross
Faye Gulini — 2010, 2014
Lindsey Jacobellis — 2006, 2010, 2014
Rosie Mancari
Meghan Tierney
Nick Baumgartner — 2010, 2014
Jonathan Cheever
Mick Dierdorff
Hagen Kearney

Jacobellis is a five-time world champion and 10-time X Games champion but owns just one Olympic medal, and it’s a silver. She finished second and then won the next two World Cups to start this season to clinch her fourth Olympic berth.

Parallel Giant Slalom
A.J. Muss
Mike Trapp

The U.S. last earned an Alpine snowboarding medal in 2006 and isn’t favored to make the podium in PyeongChang.

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Larry Nassar to receive sentence Wednesday

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A judge said a Michigan sports doctor who assaulted Olympic gymnasts and other female athletes will get his sentence Wednesday, the seventh day of an extraordinary court hearing.

More than 150 women and girls have talked in court about being molested by Larry Nassar or had their statements read by others. Judge Rosemarie Aquilina will hear a few more Wednesday before sentencing Nassar in Lansing, Michigan.

He faces a minimum prison term of 25 to 40 years for assaulting victims with his hands. Nassar worked for Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics, which trains the best gymnasts.

An 18-year-old, Emily Morales, said she believes in forgiveness. She looked at Nassar and asked him to apologize. He did. She replied with, “Thank you.”

Also Tuesday, 2010 World Championships silver medalist Mattie Larson described being sexually assaulted by Nassar and gave an unflattering portrayal of the Karolyi training ranch in Texas.

Larson said the ranch was very isolated (full video here).

She called it the “perfect environment” for Nassar and abusive coaches “to thrive.” USA Gymnastics last week said the ranch would no longer serve as the national training center.