Wrestling

June 20, 2020 - 11:29 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — UFC heavyweight contender Curtis Blaydes dominated Alexander Volkov with wrestling Saturday night, earning his fourth consecutive victory in a suffocating unanimous decision. Featherweight Josh Emmett won a unanimous decision over Shane Burgos in a thrilling joint performance...
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May 23, 2020 - 11:30 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Hana Kimura, a Japanese pro-wrestler who appeared in the latest series of the popular reality show “Terrace House,” has died. She was 22. Her organization Stardom Wrestling confirmed Kimura's death on Saturday. It said details are still largely unknown and the group was cooperating in...
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FILE - In this June 28, 2015 file photo, WWE wrestler Shad Gaspard arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of "Terminator Genisys" at the Dolby Theatre on in Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Police Department says a body found on Venice Beach early Wednesday, May 20, 2020 is that of former World Wrestling Entertainment pro Shad Gaspard. He went missing in the water while swimming with his son last weekend. (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP, File)
May 20, 2020 - 2:57 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The body of former World Wrestling Entertainment pro Shad Gaspard was found early Wednesday on Los Angeles' Venice Beach, after he was caught in a rip current last weekend, police said. Patrol officers were flagged down around 1:25 a.m. by a person reporting that a body had...
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FILE - In this June 28, 2015, file photo, WWE wrestler Shad Gaspard arriving at the Los Angeles premiere of "Terminator Genisys" at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. The former World Wrestling Entertainment pro remained missing Tuesday, May 19, 2020 after being swept out to sea while swimming with his young son over the weekend off Southern California, police said. Gaspard's 10-year-old son Aryeh was rescued and several other swimmers made it out of the water safely after they were caught in a rip current Sunday afternoon at Venice Beach in Los Angeles. (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP, File)
May 19, 2020 - 8:01 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former World Wrestling Entertainment pro Shad Gaspard was still missing Tuesday after he was swept out to sea in Southern California last weekend while swimming with his young son. Gaspard's 10-year-old son, Aryeh, was rescued and several other swimmers made it out of the water...
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May 13, 2020 - 6:29 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Lawyers for XFL owner Vince McMahon argued in court filings Wednesday that the wrestling magnet was justified in firing league CEO Oliver Luck last month just before the football operation shut down. Luck filed a federal lawsuit last month over his April 9 termination,...
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May 13, 2020 - 2:33 am
TOKYO (AP) — A 28-year-old sumo wrestler died on Wednesday from the coronavirus. The Japan Sumo Association confirmed the death and identified the wrestler as Shoubushi, whose real name was Kiyotaka Suetake. The association said he died of multiple-organ failure. He is reported to have been the...
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Henry Cejudo, right, punches Dominick Cruz during a UFC 249 mixed martial arts bout, Saturday, May 9, 2020, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
May 10, 2020 - 1:47 am
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Kicks, punches and grunts echoed through the empty arena. Coaches, commentators and camera clicks resonated like never before. Blood, sweat, swollen eyelids and face masks signaled the return of UFC, the first major sporting event to resume since the coronavirus shuttered...
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May 01, 2020 - 8:04 pm
DETROIT (AP) — A former wrestler who claims he was sexually assaulted by a University of Michigan sports doctor waited too long to file a lawsuit, the school said Friday as it asked a judge to dismiss the case. The university said it believes Dr. Robert Anderson assaulted athletes, and it wants to...
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FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2020, file photo, Oregon guard Sabrina Ionescu, front, drives to the basket past Colorado guard Lesila Finau during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Boulder, Colo. Ionescu and Iowa wrestler Spencer Lee shared the Sullivan Award on Wednesday night, April 29, as the country’s top amateur athlete. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
April 29, 2020 - 10:22 pm
Oregon women’s basketball star Sabrina Ionescu and Iowa wrestler Spencer Lee shared the Sullivan Award on Wednesday night as the country’s top amateur athlete. They are the third co-winners in the 90-year history of the Amateur Athletic Union award, following Coco Miller and Kelly Miller in 1999...
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A trailer set up near a satellite truck to transmit wrestling broadcasts is parked outside the WWE Performance Center Tuesday, April 14, 2020, in Orlando, Fla. Florida’s top emergency official last week amended Gov. Ron DeSantis’ stay-at-home order to include employees at the professional sports and media production with a national audience, if the location is closed to the public. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
April 15, 2020 - 2:47 pm
STAMFORD, Conn (AP) — WWE started releasing professional wrestlers on Wednesday in budget cuts related to the coronavirus pandemic. The moves came even with the company allowed to continue to run live TV shows in Florida after Gov. Ron DeSantis deemed WWE an essential business. Pro sports were...
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