CANONSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A former Pennsylvania high school wrestling champion shot by police following a domestic violence call has been charged with aggravated assault and other...
CANONSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Authorities in Pennsylvania are investigating the police-involved shooting of a former high school wrestling champion following a domestic violence call.
All-stars wrestling coach accused of ignoring hazing
FRANKLIN, Ohio (AP) — A youth wrestling coach in Ohio has been charged after investigators say he knew about hazing among teammates and didn't stop it.
Burroughs, Askren to face off in charity wrestling match
NEW YORK (AP) — Five-time world champion Jordan Burroughs will wrestle mixed martial arts star Ben Askren in a charity match next month.
Burroughs and Askren, a 2008 Olympic wrestler, will...
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — When Indonesians vote in presidential and legislative elections next week, they'll be wrestling with choices affecting their country's future, and ballots as big as...
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's transit agency blamed the organizers of WWE's Wrestlemania event Monday for lengthy train delays at MetLife Stadium that left some fans standing in the rain for...
Spectator charged with assaulting WWE star Bret Hart
NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities say a spectator faces assault and trespassing charges after tackling wrestler Bret "The Hitman" Hart while he was giving a speech during the WWE Hall of Fame ceremony...
Penn State wrestler Bo Nickal wins Hodge Trophy
Penn State's Bo Nickal has been named this year's winner of the Hodge Trophy, awarded annually to the nation's top wrestler.
Wrestling publication WIN Magazine announced on Monday that...
PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The head of the Small Business Administration, Linda McMahon, is stepping down from the role and will help President Donald Trump's re-election effort, he said...
Broad Street Bullies: UFC set to hit Philly for 3rd time
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Justin Gaethje took a peek at the Philadelphia Flyers ice that covered the arena floor and recalled a time on that spot when he let a chance at wrestling triumph slip...
School officials say wrestlers’ dance was insensitive
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Administrators at a Rapid City high school say they don't anticipate the wrestling team will face heavy discipline for imitating a traditional dance to American Indian...
Nolf, Nickal, Cassar win NCAA titles for Penn State
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jason Nolf and Bo Nickal came to Penn State after the Nittany Lions had already seized control of college wrestling. The dynamic duo helped them tighten their grip.
PITTSBURGH, Pa. (AP) — Five Penn State wrestlers will compete for individual NCAA championships on Saturday night knowing they already are team champions. Again.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Penn State rolled through the first two sessions of the NCAA Wrestling Championships on Thursday and is poised to capture its eighth team championship in nine seasons.
Penn State seeks 8th NCAA wrestling title in 9 years
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.
Lena Headey’s first wrestling match
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EAST HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A retired professional wrestler who once faced off against Hulk Hogan has announced a run for mayor in his Connecticut town.
Professional wrestler King Kong Bundy dies at age 61
GLASSBORO, N.J. (AP) — King Kong Bundy, the 6-foot-4 (193-centimeter) professional wrestler best known for facing Hulk Hogan in WrestleMania 2, has died. He was 61.
Restraining orders dropped by fighting parents
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — A couple and a third parent cited for fighting at a youth wrestling tournament in the Fox Valley have agreed to drop their restraining orders against each...
Ben Askren retired nearly 18 months ago. He was content to end his mixed martial arts career as one of the best fighters never to compete in the UFC.
Teen falls through gym roof onto wrestling mat during match
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A teenager fell through a skylight at a Florida high school gym and crashed onto a wrestling mat, shocking spectators as wrestlers were competing.
In Bolivia, a new generation of wrestlers in bowler hats
EL ALTO, Bolivia (AP) — A new generation of athletes is coming to one of the world's more colorful sporting spectacles: the fighting cholitas of Bolivia, who take to a wrestling ring in the...
Ex-pro wrestler ‘Sunny’ hit with 6th drunken driving charge
SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) — A former pro wrestler known as "Sunny" in the ring has been arrested on her sixth charge of drunken driving.
Police say 46-year-old Tamara Sytch, of Middletown,...
Wrestler with cerebral palsy gets a triumphant win by pin
LIVINGSTON, Mich. (AP) — Kanton DeClercq was helped out of his wheelchair and taken to the circle in the center of the wrestling mat.
When the referee's whistle blew, the fifth-grader from...
Southern’s Ashley Knapp takes serious approach to wrestling
HARWOOD, Md. (AP) — Ashley Knapp says she feels like one of the guys as a member of the Southern wrestling team.
Only thing is, she's not a guy. The only female member of the team just...
Woman wrestling with her dogs dies after they attack
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say a 52-year-old woman in South Carolina has been killed after she was wrestling with her dogs in her front yard and they started to attack...
Dwayne Johnson goes indie with ‘Fighting With My Family’
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Believe it or not, Hollywood executives told Dwayne Johnson "no thanks" when he pitched his latest movie.
It was an unusual rejection for the industry's reigning box...
Athletes prep for first girls wrestling tournament
MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — Samirah Price "learned moves without even knowing it," rolling around on the living room floor with her four older brothers. She refined her technique watching American Olympians Jordan Burroughs and Cary Kolat on YouTube, trying to replicate what she saw.
Man rises through ranks in pursuit of wrestling dream
ERIE, Pa. (AP) — Paul Bilbo struts into the room with well-coiffed hair, polished fingernails and flashy clothes on his 6-foot 9-inch, 250-pound frame, and people may think it's an act to gain attention. And they would be right, if he's heading toward a wrestling ring in the center of that room.
Student sues school over handling of alleged sexual assault
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) — A former student at a Massachusetts high school has sued the school, saying officials mishandled an alleged sexual assault on a bus by another student.
The Daily Hampshire Gazette reports that the lawsuit says officials at Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School in Northampton didn't investigate the assault, and instead blamed the then 15-year-old plaintiff.
AP Photos: Centuries-old Indian pole wrestling goes global
MUMBAI, India (AP) — Is it gymnastics? Is it yoga? Is it even a sport?
Picture a person climbing a coconut tree. Now imagine the person twisting, turning, rotating and practicing yoga postures, all while firmly gripping the tree with the thighs. Mallakhamb is this and more.
Mallakhamb is a traditional training exercise for wrestlers in India, and its name comes from the words malla, meaning wrestler, and khamb, or pole.
Wisconsin judge tosses wrestler’s suspension, worrying refs
MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Wisconsin judge overturned a high school wrestler's suspension for unsportsmanlike conduct after the student's parents took legal action, worrying referees and the state's athletic association that officiating decisions could be undermined by courts.
Cornell wins 17th consecutive Ivy League wrestling title
ITHACA, N.Y. (AP) — No. 10 Cornell won its 17th straight Ivy League wrestling title Saturday with an impressive 34-7 win over No. 19 Princeton.
The streak for the Rob Koll-coached Big Red (11-2) is the longest by any school in any sport in conference history. They are 5-0 in the league this season and have won 88 straight Ivy matches dating to the 2001-02 season.
Princeton trying to end Cornell’s wrestling reign in Ivy
PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — Coach Chris Ayres has taken Princeton from possibly the worst Division I wrestling program to a national ranking.
His goals are lofty and the next one within reach is winning the Ivy League title.
Dwarf event ban draws support, breadth concerns at hearing
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A proposed statewide ban on risky dwarf events - including dwarf tossing and potentially also wrestling - drew support at a public hearing Thursday along with questions about its breadth.
At least five people with dwarfism showed up to the hearing, with several telling the committee that "dwarf tossing" events — sometimes held as promotions at bars and strip clubs — contribute to a culture of mockery and bullying directed toward those with the condition.
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Carmel wrestlers who used weight-loss suits forfeit matches
CARMEL, Ind. (AP) — Eight members of Carmel High School's wrestling team have forfeited matches after the suburban Indianapolis school reported that they wore banned weight-loss suits during practices.
The Indianapolis Star reports that the school informed the Indiana High School Athletic Association that several students had used the suits, which are commonly known as "sauna suits."
AP PHOTOS: Camels wrestle in traditional Turkish event
SELCUK, Turkey (AP) — Braveheart, Crazy Hasan, The Conqueror and Black Diamond were among the furry, hump-backed contestants in this year's annual sporting showdown in Turkey: camel wrestling.
Astros outfielder has Spider-Man-themed Georgia wedding
JEKYLL ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — You didn't need much of a Spidey sense at Houston Astros outfielder Josh Reddick's wedding to realize that the ballplayer has an affinity for a certain web-slinging superhero.
KTRK-TV reports Reddick married Georgette 'Jett' Elkins at the Jekyll Island Club Resort on Saturday during a Spider-Man-themed wedding.
Juneau students choose Huskies as mascot for combined teams
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — High school athletic teams in Juneau are getting a new mascot for three sports.
The football, wrestling and tennis teams draw athletes from all three Juneau high schools.
The Juneau Empire reports students chose Huskies as the mascot for combined teams. They also considered the Ravens, Miners or Phoenix.
Georgian wrestler stripped of 2012 Olympic silver for doping
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — A freestyle wrestler from Georgia has been stripped of his 2012 London Olympics silver medal after testing positive for an anabolic steroid.
Oral turinabol was found in Davit Modzmanashvili's sample in a reanalysis program using new testing methods, the IOC said on Thursday.
Modzmanashvili was disqualified from the 120-kilogram freestyle class and faces being banned by the United World Wrestling governing body.
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3-time Olympic champion Yoshida retires from wrestling
TOKYO (AP) — Three-time Olympic wrestling champion Saori Yoshida retired officially on Thursday, saying it's time for the next generation of Japanese wrestlers to feature at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
The 36-year-old Yoshida, who also won 13 consecutive world championships, spoke before a packed news conference at a hotel in central Tokyo.
"I realize I have done everything I can as a wrestler and it's now time to let the next generation of wrestlers take over," Yoshida said.