Martial arts

FILE - In this Sept. 12, 2014, file photo, Floyd Mayweather Jr. poses on the scale during a weigh in for a fight against Marcos Maidana in Las Vegas. Mayweather Jr. said Wednesday, June 14, 2017, he will come out of retirement to face UFC star Conor McGregor in a boxing match on Aug. 26. Mayweather, who retired in September 2015 after winning all 49 of his pro fights, will face a mixed martial arts fighter who has never been in a scheduled 12-round fight at the MGM Grand arena. The fight will take place in a boxing ring and be governed by boxing rules. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
June 14, 2017 - 7:13 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Floyd Mayweather Jr. will come out of retirement to meet UFC star Conor McGregor in an Aug. 26 boxing match that will feature two of the top-selling fighters in the world. The two fighters both announced the fight Wednesday, after months of speculation about whether Mayweather...
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FILE - In this Sept. 12, 2014, file photo, Floyd Mayweather Jr. poses on the scale during a weigh in for a fight against Marcos Maidana in Las Vegas. Mayweather Jr. said Wednesday, June 14, 2017, he will come out of retirement to face UFC star Conor McGregor in a boxing match on Aug. 26. Mayweather, who retired in September 2015 after winning all 49 of his pro fights, will face a mixed martial arts fighter who has never been in a scheduled 12-round fight at the MGM Grand arena. The fight will take place in a boxing ring and be governed by boxing rules. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
June 14, 2017 - 6:03 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Floyd Mayweather Jr. said Wednesday he will come out of retirement to face UFC star Conor McGregor in a boxing match on Aug. 26. Mayweather, who retired in September 2015 after winning all 49 of his pro fights, will face a mixed martial arts fighter who has never been in a...
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FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2016, file photo, Conor McGregor gestures toward fans while working out at Madison Square Garden in New York. McGregor has come to an agreement with UFC that has moved a proposed fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. closer to reality. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
May 18, 2017 - 11:37 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Conor McGregor has come to an agreement with UFC that has moved a proposed fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. closer to reality. UFC President Dana White said he reached a deal with McGregor , MMA's biggest star and lightweight champion, and will now start negotiations on a mega fight...
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FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2016, file photo, Conor McGregor gestures toward fans while working out at Madison Square Garden in New York. McGregor has come to an agreement with UFC that has moved a proposed fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. closer to reality. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
May 18, 2017 - 11:37 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Conor McGregor has come to an agreement with UFC that has moved a proposed fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. closer to reality. UFC President Dana White said he reached a deal with McGregor , MMA's biggest star and lightweight champion, and will now start negotiations on a mega fight...
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This undated booking photo provided by the Hawaii Department of Public Safety shows Tashii Brown, known to them as Tashii Farmer-Brown. He was released from state custody in January, 2016, according to the department. Court records show he was sentenced to five years in prison in 2010 for assault. Brown, unarmed, died early Sunday, May 14, 2017, outside The Venetian in Las Vegas, after a police officer grabbed him in a neck hold, a much-criticized law enforcement technique to subdue people. Brown became unconscious and died, despite efforts at CPR. (Hawaii Department of Public Safety via AP)
May 17, 2017 - 10:57 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas police officer used a stun gun seven times and a mixed martial arts chokehold to subdue an unarmed man who died after a foot chase through a casino over the weekend, authorities said Wednesday. Officer Kenneth Lopera thought the man had tried to carjack a pickup truck...
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Iranian national basketball team players Shadi Abdolvand, left, and Ayrin Artoonian attend an interview with The Associated Press in Tehran, Iran, Thursday, May 4, 2017. Basketball enthusiasts around the world said a decision to allow players to wear religious headgear in competition will encourage more people to play the sport because it gives participants the right to practice their faith and focus on playing ball. Abdolvand said basketball will change in Iran because younger players will be encouraged to "pursue their goals." (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
May 04, 2017 - 5:54 pm
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Basketball enthusiasts around the world said a decision to allow players to wear religious headgear in competition will encourage more people to play the sport because it gives participants the right to practice their faith and focus on playing ball. The unanimous...
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FILE - In this July 15, 2015, file photo, Ronda Rousey arrives at the ESPY Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Rousey announced her engagement to fellow MMA fighter Travis Browne on April 20, 2017. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
April 21, 2017 - 7:49 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Forget the octagon, Ronda Rousey is buzzing about a ring after announcing her engagement to fellow MMA fighter Travis Browne. Rousey flashed the diamond and made the announcement in a paparazzi video shared by TMZ Sports . Browne says in the video that he popped the question...
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