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Ryan Bader, right, knocks out Fedora Emelianenko during their mixed martial arts heavyweight world title bout at Bellator 214 on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019, in Inglewood, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
January 26, 2019 - 10:59 pm
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Ryan Bader stopped Fedor Emelianenko just 35 seconds into the Bellator Heavyweight Grand Prix finale Saturday night, becoming the first Bellator fighter to hold two championship belts simultaneously. Bader (27-5) floored the vaunted Russian heavyweight with a left hook from...
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January 02, 2019 - 1:55 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Eugene "Mean Gene" Okerlund, who interviewed pro wrestling superstars "Macho Man" Randy Savage, The Ultimate Warrior and Hulk Hogan and became a ring fixture in his own right, has died. He was 76. World Wrestling Entertainment announced Okerlund's death on its website Wednesday...
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FILE - In this Dec. 19, 2018, file image taken from a video provided by SNJTODAY.COM, Buena Regional High School wrestler Andrew Johnson gets his hair cut courtside minutes before his match in Buena, N.J., after a referee told Johnson he would forfeit his bout if he didn't have his dreadlocks cut off. A lawyer for Johnson is suggesting the impromptu hair cut was due in part to the referee’s tardiness. (Michael Frankel/SNJTODAY.COM via AP)
December 24, 2018 - 2:10 pm
BUENA, N.J. (AP) — A lawyer for a high school wrestler whose dreadlocks were cut off after a referee told him to lose the hairstyle or forfeit minutes before his match is suggesting the impromptu hair cut was due in part to the referee's tardiness. Buena Regional High School wrestler Andrew Johnson...
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December 22, 2018 - 3:47 pm
An Olympic champion wrestler has reached out to a New Jersey high school wrestler who had his dreadlocks cut off minutes before his match after a referee told him to lose the hairstyle or forfeit his bout. Jordan Burroughs, a 2012 Olympic gold medalist and four-time world champion, postedand spoke...
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FILE – This undated file photo shows a photo of Dr. Richard Strauss, an Ohio State University team doctor employed by the school from 1978 until his 1998 retirement. Twenty-nine more plaintiffs have joined one of the two lawsuits filed against Ohio State University by alumni who say they were victims of sexual misconduct by Strauss during the two decades he worked there. Counting the allegations added Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, the lawsuits allege more than 20 school officials and employees, including athletic directors, knew concerns about Dr. Richard Strauss but didn't stop him. .(Ohio State University via AP, File)
November 14, 2018 - 9:04 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Alumni who say they're victims of sexual misconduct by an Ohio State University team doctor allege more than 20 school officials and staff, including two athletic directors, knew of concerns about how the physician treated young men but didn't stop him. The list of such...
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Police investigators work the scene of a shooting, Friday, Nov. 2, 2018, in Tallahassee, Fla. A shooter killed one person and critically wounded four others at a yoga studio in Florida's capital before killing himself Friday, officials said. (Tori Schneider/Tallahassee Democrat via AP)
November 04, 2018 - 3:38 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A yoga student is being lauded as a hero for wrestling with a gunman who entered a yoga studio in Florida and began firing. Joshua Quick spoke to ABC's Good Morning America on Sunday and said he grabbed Scott Paul Beierle's gun after it jammed, and hit him. Tallahassee...
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FILE – This undated file photo shows a photo of Dr. Richard Strauss, an Ohio State University team doctor employed by the school from 1978 until his 1998 retirement. The list of Ohio State officials said to have known of alleged sexual abuse by Strauss has continued to grow, based on interviews of former students and student-athletes, and lawsuits filed on their behalf, in July and August 2018. The doctor's death in 2005 was ruled a suicide. (Ohio State University via AP, File)
August 11, 2018 - 1:47 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Several former students and student-athletes at Ohio State University have described sexual abuse they suffered at the hands of Dr. Richard Strauss, who worked at the university from 1978 until he retired in 1998. Interviews with Strauss' victims and lawsuits filed on their...
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GOP chair Buddy Burkhardt, left, shakes the hand of Glenn Jacobs after early results showed Jacobs winning the mayoral race, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, in Knoxville, Tenn. Republican Jacobs, who is also the WWE wrestler known as Kane, defeated Democrat Linda Haney. (Caitie McMekin/Knoxville News Sentinel via AP)
August 03, 2018 - 3:08 pm
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A former WWE wrestler known as Kane has won a "no-holds-barred, last-man-standing" round, this time in the political ring. Glenn Jacobs went by Kane in the WWE. Now the 6-foot-8, 300-pound Republican has the title of Knox County Mayor. Jacobs runs an insurance and real...
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Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Richard Burr, R-N.C., shakes hands with New Knowledge Director of Research Renee DiResta, left, at the conclusion of a hearing on foreign influence operations and their use of social media on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018. Graphika founder and CEO John Kelly, right, watches. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
August 01, 2018 - 11:54 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators wrestling with how to counter Russia and other foreign influence operations heard Wednesday from experts who said that not only did Russia continue its influence campaign after the 2016 presidential election, it "stepped on the gas." Experts testifying before the Senate...
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July 30, 2018 - 5:39 am
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities say former World Wrestling Entertainment star Brian Christopher Lawler has died after attempting suicide in his jail cell. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says the 46-year-old son of WWE Hall of Fame wrestler Jerry "The King" Lawler was found hanging in his...
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