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Scott Olson/Getty Images(LANSING, Mich.) -- Unburdening guilt she's felt for allowing former Olympic doctor Larry Nassar to treat her daughter, a mother stood in a Michigan courtroom on Tuesday and unleashed her anger on the physician she says hurt her "most precious gift."

The mother, Anne Swinehart, also blasted some media outlets for casting blaming on parents like her for missing signs of the assaults Nassar concealed while treating their children -- even while many of them were in the examination room as they were taking place.

"I cannot speak for what my daughter is going through. I can only speak for what I am experiencing," Swinehart said in Ingham County Circuit Court in Lansing shortly after her 15-year-old gymnast daughter, Jillian, gave her victim impact statement on the sixth day of Nassar's sentencing hearing.

"I took my most precious gift to you and you hurt her physically, mentally and emotionally. And she was only 8," Swinehart said, breaking into tears. "I will never get rid of the guilt that I have about that experience. I know that it is not my fault. It is the fault of Dr. Nassar. It is the fault of every institution that listened, but did not act."

She recalled the agony she felt when her daughter told her of the perverted acts Nassar perpetrated on her "hundreds of times" under the pretense of conducting legitimate medical procedures to treat her injuries.

"I cannot help but think how did I miss the red flags? How is it that I misinterpreted your intent so wrongly?" she told Nassar. "I wanted my daughter to get better, to achieve her dreams to participate in and succeed in the sport she loved. Instead, by trusting you, I watched her sink into a girl who is sad and humiliated and afraid to trust."

Swinehart said that even after Jillian told her of Nassar's inappropriate treatments, she tried to rationalize the doctor's procedures.

She said she seethes at the thought that Nassar assaulted her daughter "while I sat there in your office, in your home."

"I thought that you were massaging my daughter to help her sore, broken body, and the whole time you were assaulting her," Swinehart said. "To look back and remember her grimacing in pain and to now know that it was not a knotted muscle to cause that ... how can a mother ever forgive. The burden that I will carry from this is bigger than any sentence that you are facing."

She took aim at media outlets that have publish stories "shaming and blaming" parents for not figuring out what Nassar was doing to their children.

"Trust me, you would not have known," she said.

Nearly 140 victims have given statements or had statements read on their behalf in the days-long hearing, all asking Judge Rosemarie Aquilina to give Nassar the maximum punishment.

Among the victims who have spoken in court are Olympic gymnastic stars and medalists Aly Raisman, Jordyn Wieber, McKayla Maroney and Jamie Dantzcher. All have accused the USA Gymnastics Association, the U.S. Olympic Committee and Michigan State University -- where Nassar was a sports medicine doctor for more than 20 years -- of knowing about the serial assaults for years, but doing nothing to stop them.

Nassar pleaded guilty in November to sexually assaulting seven girls, but Aquilina is allowing many more victims to speak in court. Nassar faces 40 to 125 years in prison when Aquilina finally sentences him.

He has already been sentenced to 60 years in prison after pleading guilty to federal child pornography charges and has been accused of sexual misconduct by more than 125 women and girls in civil lawsuits.

"Larry, my coaches and USA Gymnastics turned the sport I fell in love with as a kid into my personal living hell," Mattie Larson said as she gave her victim impact statement Tuesday.

A former US National Team gymnast, who earned a silver medal in team competition at the 2010 World Championships, Larson, 25, said Nassar began molesting her when she was 14.

"I simply cannot get myself to consider you as a real doctor," she told Nassar.

She recounted how Nassar once cleared her to participate in gymnastics only for her to later learn from another doctor that she had a fractured leg.

"You’re priority should have been my health, yet your priority was solely to molest me,” she said.

Brianne Randall also spoke and said Nassar sexually assaulted her in 2004 when she was 17. She said she immediately reported him to the Meridian Township, Michigan, Police Department and even submitted to a rape kit.

"You had audacity to tell [police] I misunderstood the treatment because I was not comfortable with my body," Randall told Nassar. "Sadly, they took your word instead of mine."

Angela Povilaitis, the assistant attorney general of Michigan, told Judge Aquilina that the Meridian Township Police Department paid to fly Randall to Michigan from her home in Seattle so she could face Nassar in court.

"I wasn't afraid of you then," Randall told Nassar, "and I'm sure as hell not afraid of you now."

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Courtesy Ann Marie Varela(NEW YORK) -- Callie Quinn hopes the Twitterverse can make her prom dreams come true.

The 17-year-old high school senior doesn't have a date for the prom, so she asked her beloved New York Mets to help out.

"I didn't have a date prom and all my friends were getting dates," Callie, who lives on Staten Island, told ABC News. "So I thought, 'You know what? I'm just going to reach out and see what happens.'"

The lifelong Mets fan asked her team to be her date in a private message.

The team's response? They invited Callie to Citi Field, their home stadium in Queens, for prom photos but under one condition -- she has to get 500,000 retweets of that initial tweet.

"Let's do this," the Mets official Twitter account responded. "You get 500K RTs and we'll invite you to Citi Field on 5/18 to take your prom pics on the field before the game. We'll have a few players say hello and jump in some of those pics. Think you can do it? #CalliesMetsProm."

The New Dorp High School senior posted the exchange to the world on Jan. 19, hoping for the best. As of Tuesday afternoon, she had reached more than half of her goal -- over 340,000 retweets.

"I think it's amazing the amount of support she's getting," said Ann Marie Varela, Callie's mom.

Callie comes from a family of Mets fans, and even her middle name, Shaye, was given to her in honor of the old Mets' home field, Shea Stadium, Varela added.

Both Callie and her mom are thrilled the tweet has already reached so many people.

"I think it's awesome that everyone is rallying around it," Callie said. "My notifications have been going crazy."

If Callie reaches her goal, the Mets said they will invite her on the field before the May 18th home game for prom photos with some of the players.

"We're very optimistic that she going to reach this goal and we are looking forward to meeting with this passionate fan down the road," a Mets spokesperson told ABC News.

Callie is hoping to meet one of her favorite players, pitcher Noah Syndergaard. In fact, Syndergaard was among the Mets players, like pitcher Jerry Blevins and shortstop Matt Reynolds, to retweet Callie.

Other Mets, including newly acquired first baseman Adrián González and pitcher Josh Smoker, not only retweeted Callie, but called on others to support her goal as well.

Callie has also garnered the support of celebrities like actor William Shatner, who has shared Callie's post on Twitter a few times.

"The William Shatner [retweet] is crazy," said Varela. "We are all joking that he's her biggest fan."

Even singer and actor Donnie Wahlberg -- despite being a Boston Red Sox fan -- chipped in.

Even the Mets' official mascot, Mr. Met, used his Twitter account to spread the word about Callie's goal.

Though her prom is on May 25th, Callie has started looking into orange and blue prom dresses but said that she hasn't made any final decisions yet.

"I was planning on getting a blue one and that was before the Mets prom idea," said Callie. "So now I know I have to get one."

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Nick Cammett/Diamond Images/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The military group American Veterans (AMVETS) says the NFL has rejected its full-page Super Bowl program ad that contained the hashtag "#PleaseStand." The ad, with the picture a color guard holding the American flag, also included a call to donate $20 to AMVETS.

The ad jumps right into the controversy surrounding NFL players kneeling during the National Anthem, originally stoked by San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick prior to last season and recharged after inflammatory comments by President Donald Trump last September.

In a letter sent to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Monday, AMVETS National Commander Marion Polk wrote that "freedom of speech works both ways." Polk goes on to say, "We respect the rights of those who choose to protest," but "imposing corporate censorship to deny those same rights to those veterans who have secured it for all is reprehensible."

Goodell said in a letter to teams in October that the NFL believes everyone should stand for the anthem, but added, "We also care deeply about our players and respect their opinions and concerns about critical social issues."

The NFL released a statement on Monday, saying they did not accept the ad due to it making a "political statement."

"The Super Bowl program is designed for fans to commemorate and celebrate the game, players, teams, and the Super Bowl. It has never been a place for advertising that could be considered by some as a political statement," NFL Vice President of Communications Brian McCarthy said in the statement.

McCarthy says AMVETS submitted the "Please Stand" ad (with no hashtag) last Wednesday. McCarthy says the NFL approved other tag lines, such as "Please Honor Our Veterans" or "Please Stand for our Veterans," but the organization did not respond and the program went into production without the AMVETS ad.

McCarthy says the NFL delayed printing of the program specifically to wait for a response. It was only after the program had gone into production that the group asked to add the hashtag, he said.

McCarthy says the NFL will continue to salute service members during the Super Bowl with "on-field moments that will be televised as part of the game."

In the letter to the NFL commissioner, Polk writes that "veterans are good for more than just military aircraft flyovers, photo opportunities during halftime, or props to sell camouflage-style NFL apparel."

Trump told people at a campaign rally in Alabama last September that owners should say, "Get that son of a b---- off the field right now" if they "disrespect the flag." He returned to the topic multiple times on Twitter during the NFL season, repeatedly criticizing players who kneeled and blaming declining NFL ratings on the controversy.

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Patrick Smith/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Super Bowl LII is set, with the Philadelphia Eagles facing off against the New England Patriots on Sunday, Feb. 4, in a rematch of the 2005 Super Bowl that the Patriots won 24-21.

Here's what you need to know:

Patriots set their sights on victory after 2017's historic comeback

This will be the 10th Super Bowl appearance for the Patriots, setting a new NFL record, according to ESPN. After winning the Super Bowl last year, New England is the first team since the Seattle Seahawks to get to back-to-back Super Bowls. They're also looking to be the first team to win back-to-back championships since they did it themselves in 2004 and 2005.

Last year, the Patriots overcame a 28-3 deficit against the Atlanta Falcons to win Super Bowl LI 34-28 in overtime, the largest comeback in Super Bowl history. Quarterback Tom Brady dominated in the second half of the game and broke several Super Bowl records, including pass attempts, pass completions and passing yards.

If the Patriots win this year, Brady would be the oldest starting quarterback to win a Super Bowl, overtaking current record-holder Peyton Manning. Brady would also be the first NFL player in history with six Super Bowl rings.

Eagles looking for their first Super Bowl win

The Eagles are 0-2 in the Super Bowl and are making their first appearance in the championship game since their 2005 loss to the Patriots.

Quarterback Nick Foles' journey to this year's Super Bowl hasn't been easy. He was named the Pro Bowl offensive MVP in 2014 while he playing for the Eagles, according to sports site SB Nation. He spent just one more year in Philadelphia before being traded to the now-Los Angeles Rams, where he underperformed. He was eventually benched in place of Case Keenum and released after the Rams drafted Jared Goff.

After a stint with Kansas City, Foles made his return to the Eagles and is now looking to be the 10th backup quarterback in NFL history to lead his team to a Super Bowl victory, Sports Illustrated reported.

The Eagles are the biggest Super Bowl underdogs since 2009, according to ESPN.

Super Bowl LII will take place on Feb. 4 at 6:30 p.m. ET on NBC at the U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Justin Timberlake will perform at halftime for the third time in his career.

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Scott Olson/Getty Images(LANSING, Mich.) -- Describing herself as possibly the last of more than 100 victims molested by former Olympic gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar, a 15-year-old girl confronted the disgraced physician in a Michigan courtroom on Monday and said he will live in infamy like Jack the Ripper or the Son of Sam.

Emma Ann Miller stood at a podium in Ingham Circuit Court in Lansing and recounted her memory of being molested repeatedly by Nassar, who she said carried out his perverted acts not only in his examination room at Michigan State University, but also in a storage room.

"My last treatment was in August 2016. A week later, he was let go by MSU," Emma said about Nassar, who had served as the university's sports medicine doctor for more than 20 years. "I'm possibly the last child he will ever assault."

She said MSU sports medicine is still sending her mother bills "for appointments where I was sexually assaulted."

Standing next to her mother, Leslie Miller, Emma spoke out on the fifth day of Nassar's sentencing hearing, in which 144 girls and women have been asked to give victim impact statements.

Nassar faces a sentence of 40 to 125 years, when Judge Rosemarie Aquilina eventually rules on his punishment. Angela Povilaitis, the assistant attorney general of Michigan, told Aquilina at the start of court on Monday that 99 victims had already spoken or had their statements read.

The judge has said she will allow all victims who ask to address the court to speak no matter how long it takes. Among those who have already spoken in court are Olympic gymnastics stars and medalists Aly Raisman, Jordyn Wieber, McKayla Maroney and Jamie Dantzcher. All have accused Michigan State University, the USA Gymnastics Association and the U.S. Olympic Committee of knowing about Nassar's serial assaults for years, and have demanded leaders of the organizations resign.

As the latest batch of victims were speaking in court, USA Gymnastics announced that three members of its board of directors resigned on Monday, including Chairman Paul Parilla and Vice Chairman Jay Binder. The group's treasurer, Bitsey Kelly, also resigned.

"We support their decision to resign at this time. We believe this step will allow us to more effectively move forward in implementing change within our organization," Kerry Perry, president and chief executive officer of USA Gymnastics, said in a statement. "As the board identifies its next chair and fills the vacant board positions, we remain focused on working every day to ensure that our culture, policies and actions reflect our commitment to those we serve."

In court, Emma said she and her mother have known Nassar from the time she was born and that the doctor once served as a father figure to her, a thought she said now repulses her.

"I have never wanted to hate someone in my life, but my hate towards you is uncontrollable," she said, speaking directly to Nassar, who was seated in the witness box next to the the judge. "Larry Nassar, I hate you! I will work on forgiving you as I know that is what God wants. But at this moment, I will leave forgiveness up to him."

She suggested that Nassar could start to redeem himself by writing down in detail how many times MSU, the USA Gymnastics Association and others responsible for protecting athletes could have stopped his serial assaults instead of turning a blind eye to numerous complaints dating back to the 1990s.

"Do the right thing for us," Emma said. "Be honest. Try to help us. Tell us who knew what and when."

She asked the judge to consider the victims who have committed suicide because of Nassar's abuse and give him the maximum sentence.

"A 40-year minimum sentence is not long enough and it doesn't send the right message," Emma said.

She said she realizes that Nassar will likely spend the rest of his life in a federal prison, where he will be "fed, he will be clothed and he'll be provided actual medical treatment."

"But don't be too excited Larry," she said looking at Nassar, "you will probably never ever talk to a woman again except for one holding a gun, a Taser and a billy club, which is a good thing."

"He has forever identified his name with child sexual abuse," she added. "His legacy as a 'medical god' has been poisoned by his sickening desire to molest children. Long after the Olympic gymnast doctor fades into a trivia fact known only by us or a Jeopardy contestant, the word Nassar will be permanently associated with child sexual abuse, kind of like Jack the Ripper, Son of Sam and Lee Harvey Oswald."

Nassar pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting seven girls in November. He has already been sentenced to 60 years in prison after pleading guilty to federal child pornography charges. He has been accused of sexual misconduct by more than 125 women and girls in civil lawsuits.

Several other victims spoke on Monday, as well.

Kamerin Moore, who drove miles overnight to confront Nassar. She said she began seeing Nassar for treatment at the age of 10 when she suffered an injury performing gymnastics. She said Nassar molested her shortly after her father died and he was serving as a father figure. She said Nassar once asked her if he could videotape himself doing the treatment on her and she said no.

Moore said Nassar also molested her brother, after he injured his shoulder while doing gymnastics. She said Nassar put acupuncture needles near her brother's genitals to treat his shoulder.

Presley Allison, like many other victims, said her mother was in the room when Nassar began abusing her at the age of 14.

Clasina Syrovy sobbed at times as she gave her statement. She asked Nassar, "What relationships did you form with presidents, higher-ups ... that they stood by you and swept this all under the rug. Guess what, they're not standing behind you now."

Crying, Syrovy added, "Why didn't they listen?"

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) --Here are the latest scores from today's sports events:
    
   NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION
 Final  Orlando      103  Boston        95
 Final  L.A. Lakers  127  N-Y Knicks   107
 Final  Brooklyn     101  Detroit      100
 Final  Indiana       94  San Antonio   86
    
   NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE
 Final OT  Philadelphia   2  Washington    1
 Final  Vegas          5  Carolina      1
 Final  Winnipeg       1  Vancouver     0
 Final  San Jose       6  Anaheim       2
 Final  L.A. Kings     4  N-Y Rangers   2
    
   TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL
 Final  (2) Virginia    59  Wake Forest   49
 Final  (23) Michigan   62  Rutgers       47
 Final  (25) Miami      86  NC State      81

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Here are the latest scores from today's sports events:
    
NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION

 Final  Oklahoma City  148  Cleveland      124
 Final  Chicago        113  Atlanta         97
 Final  New Orleans    111  Memphis        104
 Final  Miami          106  Charlotte      105
 Final  Philadelphia   116  Milwaukee       94
 Final  Houston        116  Golden State   108
 Final  Minnesota      115  Toronto        109
 Final  Utah           125  L.A. Clippers  113
 Final  Portland       117  Dallas         108
    
NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE

 Final  Philadelphia    3  New Jersey    1
 Final  Dallas          7  Buffalo       1
 Final SO  Winnipeg        2  Calgary       1
 Final  Colorado        3  N-Y Rangers   1
 Final  Boston          4  Montreal      1
 Final  Carolina        3  Detroit       1
 Final  Toronto         4  Ottawa        3
 Final  Nashville       4  Florida       3
 Final  Arizona         5  St. Louis     2
 Final  San Jose        2  Pittsburgh    1
 Final  N-Y Islanders   7  Chicago       3
 Final  Minnesota       5  Tampa Bay     2
 Final  Edmonton        5  Vancouver     2
    
TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL

 Final  (1) Villanova         81  UConn             61
 Final  (3) Purdue            87  Iowa              64
 Final OT  Oklahoma St.          83  (4) Oklahoma      81
 Final  (5) Duke              81  Pittsburgh        54
 Final  (6) West Virginia     86  Texas             51
 Final  Houston               73  (7) Wichita St.   59
 Final  Iowa St.              70  (8) Texas Tech    52
 Final  (10) Kansas           70  Baylor            67
 Final  (11) Xavier           73  (19) Seton Hall   64
 Final  (12) Cincinnati       86  East Carolina     60
 Final  (13) Gonzaga          75  Santa Clara       60
 Final  (14) Arizona          73  Stanford          71
 Final  (15) North Carolina   80  Georgia Tech      66
 Final  (16) Arizona St.      81  California        73
 Final  (17) Auburn           79  Georgia           65
 Final  Florida               66  (18) Kentucky     64
 Final  (20) Clemson          67  Notre Dame        58
 Final  (21) Tennessee        70  South Carolina    63
 Final  (22) Ohio St.         67  Minnesota         49
 Final  Kansas St.            73  (24) TCU          68

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Scott Olson/Getty Images(LANSING, Mich.) -- During the days-long sentencing hearing of former Olympic doctor Larry Nassar, Michigan Judge Rosemarie Aquilina has acted as both a psychologist and jurist to the parade of tearful victims telling her stories of horror and sexual abuse.

She has patiently listened and has shown compassion from the bench in Ingham County Circuit Court, often complimenting the bravery of the young girls and women who have come before her to speak. At times, she has encouraged them to be strong and not allow what happened to them to destroy their lives.

When Olympic star Aly Raisman finished giving her statement on Friday and the courtroom broke out in applause, Aquilina was the first to tell her, "That was well deserved."

"I'm an adult. I'm listening. I’m sorry it took this long, but I assure you that all of the words that you and your sister-survivors have said and will say are being considered for sentencing," Aquilina told Raisman.

While Aquilina has yet to say what sentence she will impose on Nassar, she has not been shy about expressing her contempt for him as he sits in the witness box next to her.

On Thursday, she slammed Nassar for trying to weasel out of attending the hearing by writing her a letter saying listening to the victims has been mentally taxing. Aquilina dismissed Nassar's note as "delusional."

"You may find it harsh that you are here listening," she said. "But nothing is as harsh as what your victims endured for thousands of hours at your hands."

Mick Grewal, a Michigan civil and criminal attorney who represents 50 of Nassar's victims in a civil case, called Aquilina "a great judge."

"She's always been very empathetic and sympathetic," Grewal told ABC News. "I think what she's doing here has actually been quite amazing to watch."

Grewal said he's had cases in Aquilina's courtroom and she's "always been fair."

He said that in the Nassar case, it's been very helpful for the victims to be allowed to come to court and face the man who abused them.

"I don't think she's being a therapist. She's not doing it for therapy. She's trying to help them get through this. She's assisting them," Grewal said. "I think a little humanity being shown by Judge Aquilina is going a long way."

Aquilina was elected to the 30th Circuit Court for Ingham County in 2008, after serving as a judge for four years in the 55th District Court in Michigan.

Before becoming a judge, she served for 20 years in the Michigan Army National Guard and made history in 1986 by becoming its first female JAG officer.

She is also the 59-old-old single mother of five children.

An adjunct law professor at Western Michigan University—Thomas M. Cooley Law School and Michigan State University College of Law, Aquilina published her first novel last year, a crime thriller titled "Triple Cross Killer."

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Here are the scores from Friday’s sports events:

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION

Toronto 86, San Antonio 83
Brooklyn 101, Miami 95
Washington 122, Detroit 112
Memphis 106, Sacramento 88
Phoenix 108, Denver 100
N.Y. Knicks 117, Utah 115
L.A. Lakers 99, Indiana 86

NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE
OT Florida 4, Vegas 3
Montreal 3, Washington 2
Anaheim 2, L.A. Kings 1

TOP 25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL
(9) Michigan St. 85, Indiana 57

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ABC News(LANSING, Mich.) -- Olympic gymnastics star Aly Raisman showed up in a Michigan courtroom Friday to face down Larry Nassar, the former doctor who molested her and scores of other elite female athletes.

Raisman, 23, appeared in Ingram County Circuit Court in Lansing and took a seat in the courtroom gallery, just feet away from the Nassar.

Initially, a prosecutor was expected to read a statement from her. But her presence at the hearing indicated she might address Nassar directly.

Nassar pleaded guilty in November to sexually assaulting seven girls, but Judge Rosemarie Aquilina is allowing many more victims to speak in court.

The disgraced doctor has already been sentenced to 60 years in prison after pleading guilty to federal child pornography charges. He has been accused of sexual misconduct by more than 125 women and girls in civil lawsuits.

Among the young women who say they were molested by Nassar are Olympic medalists McKayla Maroney, Gabby Douglas, Jamie Dantzscher and Simone Biles.

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