Women's wrestling

A man looks at a Tokyo 2020 countdown clock displaying the current date and time outside Tokyo Station, Wednesday, March 25, 2020, in Tokyo. Not even the Summer Olympics could withstand the force of the coronavirus. After weeks of hedging, the IOC took the unprecedented step of postponing the world's biggest sporting event, a global extravaganza that's been cemented into the calendar for more than a century. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
March 25, 2020 - 10:21 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Carolina Hurricanes are asking full-time employees to take vacation or personal days off next week with limited operations due to the coronavirus. In an interview with The Associated Press, team president and...
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FILE- In this Feb. 1, 2019, file photo, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum stands in Cooperstown, N.Y. On Saturday, March 14, 2020, the hall said it will close to the public beginning Sunday at 5 p.m. due to the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink, File)
March 16, 2020 - 7:29 pm
The Latest on the coronavirus outbreak's effect on sports around the world (all times local): 7:15 p.m. WrestleMania in Tampa, Florida is down for the count. The WWE's annual wrestling extravaganza -- often called the Super Bowl of wrestling -- will not be held at the home of the Tampa Bay...
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Faithful watch Pope Francis deliver the Angelus prayer on a giant screen, in St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Sunday, March 8, 2020. Italy's Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte announced a sweeping coronavirus quarantine early Sunday, restricting the movements of about a quarter of the country's population in a bid to limit contagions at the epicenter of Europe's outbreak. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
March 08, 2020 - 1:24 pm
ROME (AP) — The Latest on the coronavirus outbreak (all times local): 6:15 p.m. A cruise ship is being held off the coast of Florida on Sunday awaiting test results on whether two crew members have contracted the new coronavirus. The Miami Herald reports that the Regal Princess was supposed to dock...
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CORRECTS CITY TO GREENSBORO- This photo provided by North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) shows Heaven Fitch, center, Luke Wilson, left, and Hunter Fulp, right, and Brandon Ropp, far right, after the state wrestling championships in Greensboro, N.C, on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020. NCHSAA said on its website that Fitch of Uwharrie Charter became the first female to win one of the association's individual state wrestling championships. She won the 106 pound (48 kg) weight class at the 1A division on Saturday. (North Carolina High School Athletic Association via AP)
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February 27, 2020 - 7:08 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A female wrestler has made history by winning a state high school wrestling championship in North Carolina. The North Carolina High School Athletic Association said on its website that junior Heaven Fitch of Uwharrie Charter became the first female to win one of the association...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016, file photo, United States' Helen Louise Maroulis celebrates after winning the gold medal during the women's 53-kg freestyle wrestling competition at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Maroulis was one of the most celebrated Olympians in 2016 when she became the first American to win a gold medal in women’s wrestling, and she was expected to be one of the faces of the sport in Tokyo in 2020. She still might be if she’s able to qualify. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, File)
January 02, 2020 - 2:19 pm
Helen Maroulis was one of the most celebrated Olympians in 2016 when she became the first American woman to win a gold medal in wrestling. She was expected to be one of the faces of the sport in Tokyo this year. She still might be if she can qualify. That’s far from a certainty after a tumultuous...
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FILE - In this June 24, 2015, file photo, Chris Jericho arrives at the NBCUniversal New York Summer Press Day event at The Four Seasons Hotel in New York. Backed by billionaire Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shahid Khan and his son Tony, new promotion All Elite Wrestling is set to make its debut on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, on TNT. The company wants to give WWE a run for its money and has already signed big stars Chris Jericho and Cody Rhodes to make an instant splash. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
October 01, 2019 - 2:33 pm
Cody Rhodes met a woman at the airport who traveled from Austria to attend a professional wrestling event he promoted called "All In." The woman told Rhodes she was a lapsed fan, recently becoming hooked again on wrestling events outside the WWE bubble. Rhodes says he's met plenty of these fans —...
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President Donald Trump presents the "President's Cup" to Tokyo Grand Sumo Tournament winner Asanoyama, at Ryogoku Kokugikan Stadium, Sunday, May 26, 2019, in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 26, 2019 - 10:29 am
TOKYO (AP) — President Donald Trump watched sumo wrestling with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Sunday, becoming the first American leader to do so. Trump, who is on a four-day state visit to Japan, presented a special U.S.-made trophy to the winner. Some key facts about sumo, which is deeply...
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FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2018, file photo, Alabama head coach Nick Saban celebrates after overtime of the NCAA college football playoff championship game against Georgia, in Atlanta. Alabama already is the first team to win five AP titles in a span of less than 10 years. Winning a sixth against Clemson will left the Crimson Tide even further above other top college football dynasties and into the conversation for best runs in all of college sports. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
January 07, 2019 - 4:40 am
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — With five national championships in the past nine seasons, Alabama already has accomplished something never done before in the AP poll era that began in 1936. Winning another crown Monday night against Clemson would lift the Crimson Tide even further above other college...
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FILE - In this March 29, 2015, file photo, Brock Lesnar makes his entrance at Wrestlemania XXXI in Santa Clara, Calif. WWE is set to hold its Crown Jewel event Friday, Nov. 2, 2018, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The lucrative deal with Saudi Arabia has prompted fans and politicians to criticize WWE's decision to continue with the event. (AP Photo/Don Feria, File)
October 30, 2018 - 3:02 pm
WWE is set to hold its Crown Jewel event Friday in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. That's a nondescript way to describe a spectacle — headlined by major stars including The Undertaker and Brock Lesnar — that WWE would usually blitz fans with bombastic hype to promote. Bigger! Badder! And usually with an...
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FILE - In this Aug. 18, 2017, file photo, WWE Superstar Alexa Bliss is seen at the WWE 2K18 SummerSlam Kickoff Event in New York. Bliss ditched her skimpy two-piece ring gear that helped make the former WWE champ one of the more alluring wrestlers in the company for a full bodysuit. Performing for the first time in the United Arab Emirates, where strict rules apply to how much of the body a woman can bare in public, Bliss wasn't about to risk offending a nation that was set to have WWE female wrestlers fight on the same card as the men. (Adam Hunger/Invision for 2K Games/AP Images)
October 23, 2018 - 4:46 pm
Former WWE champ Alexa Bliss ditched her skimpy two-piece ring gear for a full bodysuit. Performing for the first time in the United Arab Emirates, where strict rules govern what women wear in public, Bliss wasn't about to risk offending a nation set to have WWE female wrestlers fight on the same...
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