wrestling

Eldis Sula
October 07, 2019 - 12:12 pm
No wrestling match quite builds anticipation like Hell in a Cell. A level of brutality above the steel cage matches of yore, Hell in a Cell upped the ante since it was introduced to the WWE (then the World Wresting Federation) in 1997. The constraints of Hell in a Cell’s closed-ceiling cage...
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Gymnast Luna Fernandez from Argentina jumps during a practice session in Lima, Peru, Wednesday, July 24, 2019. The Pan American Games begin July 26 and run through Aug. 11. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
July 24, 2019 - 9:21 pm
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Preliminary competition in the Pan American Games kicked off Wednesday in what has been branded as the largest sporting event in Peru's history. Nearly 7,000 athletes from 41 countries will compete in the games, which formally get under way with the opening ceremony on Friday. The...
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Amanda Nunes smiles after victory over Holly Holm during their women's bantamweight mixed martial arts title bout at UFC 239 on Saturday, July 6, 2019, in Las Vegas. Nunes won by first-round knockout. (AP Photo/Eric Jamison)
July 07, 2019 - 2:31 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Amanda Nunes won in spectacular fashion. Jon Jones barely hung on. Both champions still emerged from UFC 239 with their belts around their waists. Nunes stopped Holly Holm late in the first round to defend her bantamweight title, and Jones squeaked out a split-decision victory over...
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Gable Steveson warms up before wrestling in an NCAA Big Ten tournament in Minneapolis, Minn, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019. Nationally-ranked University of Minnesota heavyweight wrestler Gable Steveson and a teammate have been arrested on suspicion of criminal sexual conduct. KSTP-TV reports that jail records show Steveson and Dylan Martinez were arrested Saturday night, June 15, 2019, at different times and places in Minneapolis. (Jerry Holt/Star Tribune via AP)
June 17, 2019 - 1:32 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A star wrestler for the University of Minnesota is shocked by his arrest on sexual misconduct charges, as he has nothing to hide and has been cooperating with investigators, his lawyer said Monday. Gable Steveson, 19, and teammate Dylan Martinez, 21, were arrested Saturday night...
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June 17, 2019 - 10:39 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — In a story June 16 about the arrest of two University of Minnesota wrestlers on suspicion of criminal sexual conduct, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the school's athletics department identified the men when it released a statement saying it had suspended two...
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This 1992 image made from video provided by WBNS-TV, shows Dr. Richard Strauss. A report released on Friday, May 17, 2017, found that the now-dead Ohio State team doctor sexually abused at least 177 male students from the 1970s through the 1990s, and numerous university officials got wind of what was going on over the years but did little or nothing to stop him. (WBNS-TV via AP)
May 18, 2019 - 4:56 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An attorney preparing a lawsuit against Ohio State University on behalf of more than 50 former athletes who claim they were sexually abused by a team physician told The Associated Press on Saturday that most of those clients were football players from the school's storied...
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In this image made from video taken on Saturday, May 11, 2019, The Silver King, right, talks to the camera with fan Mark van der Enden at the Roundhouse in London. A fan of a wrestler and actor who died after collapsing on stage mid-performance in London shared the moment he got to meet his idol earlier that afternoon. Cesar Cuauhtemoc Gonzalez Barron, also known by his wrestling title of Silver King, died of a suspected heart attack at the Roundhouse in London's Camden on Saturday night, promoters said. (@estefyunvin via AP)
May 12, 2019 - 5:50 pm
LONDON (AP) — A well-known Mexican wrestler who co-starred in the film comedy "Nacho Libre" died in London after he collapsed during a match that a witness described as so elaborately staged it wasn't immediately clear something seriously was wrong. Cesar Cuauhtemoc Gonzalez Barron, who wrestled...
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FILE - In this March 5, 2016, file photo, Penn State's Cael Sanderson yells during a 141 pound weight class match during the Big Ten Wrestling Championships in Iowa City, Iowa. Penn State is poised to send out another senior class as four-time national champions, and cement its status as the pre-eminent collegiate powerhouse of the past decade. (AP Photo/Matthew Holst, File)
March 20, 2019 - 3:21 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Penn State is poised to send out another senior class as four-time national champions and cement its status as the college powerhouse of the past decade. The Nittany Lions (14-0) are the prohibitive favorites to claim the team title at this weekend's NCAA Championships for the...
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This image provided by the WWE shows professional wrestler King Kong Bundy. Promoter and longtime friend David Herro says Bundy, whose real name was Christopher Pallies, died on Monday, March 4, 2019. The 6-foot-4 (1.93 meters), 458-pound (208-kilogram) wrestler made his World Wrestling Federation debut in 1981 and was best known for facing Hulk Hogan in 1986 in a steel cage match at WrestleMania 2. (WWE via AP)
March 05, 2019 - 9:49 am
GLASSBORO, N.J. (AP) — Professional wrestler King Kong Bundy has died at age 61. Promoter and longtime friend David Herro says Bundy died Monday. Herro posted on Facebook : "Today we lost a Legend and a man I consider family." The cause of death and other details were not disclosed. Bundy, whose...
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Jon Jones, right, fights Anthony Smith in a light heavyweight mixed martial arts title bout at UFC 235, Saturday, March 2, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
March 03, 2019 - 2:31 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Even Jon Jones realizes any discussion of his long-term future in the UFC is tempered by the fact that Jones hasn't been able to stay in the cage and out of trouble for any lengthy stretch in the past seven years. But after two dominant wins in nine weeks, Jones (24-1) has settled...
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