Wrestling

In this undated photo provided by WWE, Inc., "Mean" Gene Okerlund interviews Rocky "Soul Man" Johnson. Johnson, a WWE Hall of Fame wrestler who became better known as the father of actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, died Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. He was 75. (WWE, Inc. via AP)
January 15, 2020 - 9:10 pm
Rocky "Soulman" Johnson, a WWE Hall of Fame wrestler who became better known as the father of actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, has died. He was 75. WWE issued a statement on Johnson's death Wednesday night. Johnson and Tony Atlas became the first black world tag team champions in WWE history when...
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FILE - In this Dec. 5, 2019 file photo, actor Dwayne Johnson poses for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film 'Jumanji The Next Level', in central London. Johnson will revisit his younger years in a new NBC comedy series called “The Rock,” which is the retired pro wrestler's nickname. NBC said Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020 that it's ordered 11 episodes of the show inspired by Johnson, who will appear and also serve as an executive producer. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP)
January 11, 2020 - 1:10 pm
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Dwayne Johnson will revisit his younger years in a new NBC series, “The Rock,” which is the retired pro wrestler's nickname. The network said Saturday that it's ordered 11 episodes of the comedy inspired by Johnson, who will appear in each episode and also serve as an...
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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 - 1:19 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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This Nov. 20, 2019 photo shows actress Florence Pugh during a portrait session in Los Angeles. Pugh was named one of the breakthrough artists of the year by the Associated Press. . (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
December 16, 2019 - 12:58 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — By the end of 2019 on big screens across the globe, actress Florence Pugh will have body-slammed a famous wrestler in “Fighting with My Family,” screamed her lungs out after getting caught up in a violent Swedish cult in “Midsommar,” and tromped around New England in a Victorian...
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Alexander Volkanovski celebrates after defeating Max Holloway in a mixed martial arts featherweight championship bout at UFC 245, Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
December 15, 2019 - 2:48 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Kamaru Usman sent a bloodied, bleary Colby Covington spiraling to the ground for the second time. Usman then leaped on him and went to work on Covington's badly injured face, battering his dazed opponent with hammer fists until the referee mercifully intervened. Although he had to...
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FILE- In this May 27, 2011 file photo, a 3,000 pound anchor from what is believed to be the wreck of the pirate Blackbeard's flagship, the Queen Anne's Revenge, is recovered from the ocean where it has been since 1718, in Beaufort Inlet, in Carteret County N.C. The Supreme Court is wrestling with a modern-day dispute involving the pirate Blackbeard's ship that went down off North Carolina’s coast more than 300 years ago. The justices on Tuesday heard arguments in a copyright case over photos and videos that document the recovery of the Queen Anne’s Revenge, discovered in 1996. (Robert Willett/The News & Observer via AP)
November 05, 2019 - 1:17 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is wrestling with a modern-day dispute involving the pirate Blackbeard's ship that went down off North Carolina's coast more than 300 years ago. The justices on Tuesday heard arguments in a copyright case over photos and videos that document the recovery of the...
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Amanda Nunes smiles after victory over Holly Holm during their women's bantamweight mixed martial arts title bout at UFC 239 on Saturday, July 6, 2019, in Las Vegas. Nunes won by first-round knockout. (AP Photo/Eric Jamison)
July 07, 2019 - 2:31 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Amanda Nunes won in spectacular fashion. Jon Jones barely hung on. Both champions still emerged from UFC 239 with their belts around their waists. Nunes stopped Holly Holm late in the first round to defend her bantamweight title, and Jones squeaked out a split-decision victory over...
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Gable Steveson warms up before wrestling in an NCAA Big Ten tournament in Minneapolis, Minn, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019. Nationally-ranked University of Minnesota heavyweight wrestler Gable Steveson and a teammate have been arrested on suspicion of criminal sexual conduct. KSTP-TV reports that jail records show Steveson and Dylan Martinez were arrested Saturday night, June 15, 2019, at different times and places in Minneapolis. (Jerry Holt/Star Tribune via AP)
June 17, 2019 - 1:32 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A star wrestler for the University of Minnesota is shocked by his arrest on sexual misconduct charges, as he has nothing to hide and has been cooperating with investigators, his lawyer said Monday. Gable Steveson, 19, and teammate Dylan Martinez, 21, were arrested Saturday night...
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June 16, 2019 - 9:51 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Nationally-ranked University of Minnesota heavyweight wrestler Gable Steveson and a teammate have been arrested on suspicion of criminal sexual conduct. KARE-TV reports that an Athletics Department statement to the station confirmed the two men arrested were on the wrestling team...
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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump participate with Japanese Emperor Naruhito and Japanese Empress Masako during an Imperial Palace welcome ceremony at the Imperial Palace, Monday, May 27, 2019, in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 28, 2019 - 12:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Four days of fun and flattery in Tokyo are over for President Donald Trump. The sumo wrestling, golf and red carpet strolls give way to the same Washington stew of political, policy and legal snarls that Trump never completely left behind during his four days in Japan , judging by...
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