ORMOND BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A World Wrestling Entertainment Hall of Famer is accused in the DUI death of man in a traffic crash earlier this year, authorities said.
Tamara “Sunny” Sytch was arrested Friday night at the Hard Rock Hotel in Daytona Beach, according to a social media post by the Ormond Beach Police Department.
Johnny Knoxville once landed on his head and almost died after he was struck by a bull, attacked by a yak and almost blown up on a rocket.
NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — Olympic gold medalist and two-time NCAA champion Gable Steveson of Minnesota has been named repeat winner of the Dan Hodge Trophy as the top college wrestler.
WIN magazine on Monday announced Steveson had received 49 of 59 first-place votes from a panel of retired coaches, a representative from each of the national wrestling organizations, media members, past winners and fans.
DETROIT (AP) — Penn State moved closer to its ninth NCAA wrestling championship in 11 years Friday night, widening its lead in the team race as five of its six semifinalists advanced.
DETROIT (AP) — Penn State led the team race after two rounds of the NCAA wrestling championships Thursday, with six of its nine wrestlers moving to the quarterfinals.
The Nittany Lions will head into Friday with 27.5 points, 5 1/2 ahead of Arizona State, which had five of its seven wrestlers advance.
DETROIT (AP) — Penn State is favored to win its ninth team championship in 11 years at the NCAA wrestling championships, with Michigan and defending champion Iowa projected to be the Nittany Lions' top challengers.
Gable Steveson knew his life had changed after he won Olympic gold. The Minnesota star remains shocked by how wrestling fans have celebrated him this season during what has amounted to a college farewell tour.
Scott Hall, professional wrestling’s “Bad Guy” who revolutionized the industry as a founding member of the New World Order faction, has died. He was 63.
WWE announced his death Monday night and aired a tribute video on its flagship “Raw” program.
LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — An 18-year-old Las Cruces man who was hailed as a hero for helping thwart a 2020 attempted kidnapping and assault has died in a motorcycle crash, police said.
Canaan Bower was killed Wednesday when his motorcycle collided with a car making a turn, police said Thursday in a statement.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Black Missouri school children no longer could be discriminated against for wearing natural hair under a bill advanced Monday in the state Legislature.
The measure is aimed at helping kids who wear protective hairstyles such as afros, braids and twists to school.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa's fund-raising campaign for a new wrestling training facility next to Carver-Hawkeye Arena has gone past the $25 million mark, the athletic department announced Wednesday.
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A Virginia high school senior who was born with no right leg and a left leg that ends at the middle of his thigh took home a state wrestling championship, surprising everyone but himself.
It didn't go exactly as planned, but those involved in setting up the Bout at the Ballpark wrestling event at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas — home of Major League Baseball’s Texas Rangers — deemed the event a success and a step forward for the sport.
BEIJING (AP) — NASCAR and pro wrestling are not sports at the Winter Olympics.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky lawmakers on Tuesday continued wrestling with a long-running challenge — how to get police officers assigned to every school campus, an issue intensified by a 2018 school shooting.
Nebraska would sell alcohol at the Big Ten wrestling championships in March if university regents approve a policy revision at its meeting next week, opening the possibility of booze being available at Cornhuskers football games.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A junior world champion and U.S. Olympic trials finalist is the first member of the Iowa women's wrestling program's inaugural signing class.
Coach Clarissa Chun on Thursday announced Kylie Welker of Franksville, Wisconsin, as her first recruit.
Becky Lynch may have met her match for her toughest foe yet. Bianca Belair and Liv Morgan? Nah, defeated and dumped down the depth chart. Ric Flair? Not quite, largely because it’s a one-sided, old man yelling-at-the-clouds rivalry on the Nature Boy’s part.
NEW YORK (AP) — In last year's “The Suicide Squad,” John Cena's Peacemaker is a jingoistic, bigoted superhero. Transferring the DC Comics character to a TV series spinoff gave writer-director James Gunn a forum to hold the flawed character to the light in these days of political divide.
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma State wrestler A.J. Ferrari and runner Isai Rodriguez were in fair condition after their car overturned following a collision on Monday night. Rodriguez was flown by helicopter to a hospital, according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.
VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — The wrestling coach at a Vancouver, Washington, high school is out after his arrest on suspicion of felony assault involving a minor.
According to a probable-cause affidavit, Clark County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called to Jess Pritchard’s home on Jan.
Rey Mysterio used to fight with his young son for bragging rights when they played wrestling video games together.
The WWE high-flying superstar has plenty to boast about now — he's on the cover of the WWE 2K22 video game set for a March 11 release.
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Authorities in Portugal are wrestling with a conundrum: how to hold a general election scheduled for Jan. 30 amid a surge in COVID-19 cases that is confining hundreds of thousands of potential voters to their homes.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union is urging the Nebraska School Activities Association to revise its bylaws and discipline a referee whom it said failed to accommodate the communication needs of a deaf high school wrestler, potentially costing him a state championship.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Nearly 100 COVID-19 cases — including several identified as the omicron variant — have been linked to recent high school wrestling tournaments, said health authorities in Washington state.
SPRINGFIELD, Neb. (AP) — A 19-year-old man died when he was run over by his pickup truck as he wrestled with another man in the road, authorities said Tuesday.
Gage Nech, 19, of Gretna, was killed early Sunday in Springfield, the Sarpy County Sheriff's Office said in a news release.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Through clouds of billowing dust, two men circle each other warily before one plunges forward, grabbing his rival’s clothing and, after a brief struggle, deftly tackling him to the ground.
Maybe it was that heavyweight wrestling title he won in high school in Bloomington, Illinois, that caught the eye of Arkansas coach Sam Pittman, who gave defensive tackle John Ridgeway the chance of a lifetime.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — One of the best moments of Clarissa Chun’s wrestling career was qualifying for the 2012 U.S. Olympic team at Iowa’s Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
Now, as the coach of Iowa’s new women’s wrestling program, Chun has the chance to add more special memoris in a familiar spot.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Two-time Olympian Clarissa Chun has been named coach of the new Iowa women's wrestling program, athletic director Gary Barta announced Thursday.
Iowa announced in September it would become the first school in a Power Five conference to start a women's wrestling team.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa wrestler Spencer Lee always is focused on what’s next, a constant pursuit for more.
His coach, Tom Brands, hopes Lee’s teammates are watching.
“My message to them right now would be start to compete with your teammate a little bit,” Brands said.
YORK, Pa. (AP) — Adeline Gray said she’s seen the situation arise too often.
A young girl who wants to try wrestling but is discouraged by those around her — whether it be family, friends or other athletes.
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — The RAC is no more, at least the name.
Rutgers and Jersey Mike’s Subs announced Wednesday they have reached a multi-year agreement to make the sub sandwich franchise an official naming rights partner of Rutgers Athletics.
CHESHIRE, Conn. (AP) — Vaccinated high school athletes in Connecticut will not have to wear masks while competing during the upcoming winter season, the state organization that oversees high school said Friday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration is wrestling with whether and when to offer another dose of the single-shot Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, while a new study out Wednesday raises the prospect that using a different brand as the booster might work better.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Alexander Hammerstone grimaced in pain as he kept a hand pressed on his championship belt against his right leg. The Major League Wrestling heavyweight champ suffered a gnarly sprained ankle early in a title match and gutted out the rest of the bout on one good wheel.
TOKYO (AP) — Mongolia-born Hakuho was famous for his diligent training that led him to be the sumo grand champion — or Yokozuna — with victories in a record 45 tournaments. He achieved 1,187 wins, an all-time record in sumo.
PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix's homeless population is wrestling with its own surge in COVID-19 cases and more medical workers are urgently needed, advocates say.
A Phoenix hotel used to isolate and treat homeless people with the virus is nearly full these days, the Arizona Republic reports.
TOKYO (AP) — Sumo great Hakuho is retiring at the age of 36, marking the end of an era in Japanese traditional sport.
The Mongolian-born Yokozuna, or grand champion, Hakuho has won a record 45 tournaments, including 16 perfect victories, which is also a record.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa announced Thursday it will become the first Power Five school to add a women’s wrestling program and it will begin competition in the 2023-24 season.
“Being the first is huge,” Iowa men’s wrestling coach Tom Brands said.
Tony Khan loved professional wrestling so much growing up, he mapped storylines and wrote scripts for his own imaginary company. He had wrestlers as friends and friends who worked in wrestling. Oh, and he had money, enthusiasm and entrepreneurism, too.
ATLANTA (AP) — Trae Young was back at Madison Square Garden.
Once again, he played the heel.
Atlanta's star guard made a surprise appearance at "WWE Friday Night SmackDown," returning to the arena where he led the Hawks to an NBA playoff victory over the New York Knicks.
Olympic gold medalist Gable Steveson has achieved his childhood dream of signing with World Wrestling Entertainment — with a twist.
The WWE announced Thursday that it has signed Steveson to a deal that will allow him to join the WWE roster and return to the University of Minnesota to defend his college heavyweight wrestling title.
SOMERTON, Ariz. (AP) — It’s a Thursday evening in Somerton, Arizona, and parents and students packed inside a middle school gym are roaring for the school’s wrestling team at decibels that test the eardrum.
Brock Lesnar and Becky Lynch's return to World Wrestling Entertainment during SummerSlam isn't the only reason the company is feeling momentum going into the fall.
Last Saturday's card at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas was the highest-grossing SummerSlam ever, according to the company.
Bill Goldberg was seemingly retired, dabbling in acting and far removed from the days of his reign as undefeated champion in WCW or WrestleMania winner for WWE.
He entertained millions of wrestling fans -- just never in the ring for the son born after his heyday.
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's public schools will require COVID-19 vaccinations for student-athletes and coaches participating in “high-risk” sports including football, volleyball, basketball, wrestling, lacrosse, rugby and bowling, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Friday.
CHIBA, Japan (AP) — Kyle Snyder didn’t get the second straight Olympic gold he sought.
However, United States wrestling still made a statement at these Games.
The Russian Olympic Committee’s Abdulrashid Sadulaev defeated Snyder 6-3 in the men’s freestyle 97-kilogram final on Saturday.
CHIBA, Japan (AP) — With 10 seconds remaining, Gable Steveson trailed in the biggest wrestling match of his life by three points.
When the clock hit zero, he was an Olympic gold medalist.
Steveson was losing to Georgia’s Geno Petriashvili 8-5 with time running out.