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Oklahoma State athletes Ferrari, Rodriguez injured in crash

Jan. 25, 2022 18:53 PM EST

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. Ferrari tried...

Wrestling coach out amid assault charge involving minor

Jan. 24, 2022 20:37 PM EST

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...

Ngannou keeps belt, Figueiredo reclaims title at UFC 270

Jan. 23, 2022 02:56 AM EST

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Francis Ngannou retained his UFC heavyweight title with a surprising display of superior grappling in a unanimous-decision victory over previously unbeaten Ciryl Gane at UFC 270 on Saturday night. Deiveson Figueiredo also beat Brandon Moreno by unanimous...

Rey Mysterio flying high as cover star for WWE 2K22

Jan. 20, 2022 11:44 AM EST

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. “It’s a...

AP PHOTOS: Bejeweled camels wrestle for victory in Turkey

Jan. 18, 2022 02:30 AM EST

SELCUK, Turkey (AP) — Black-eyed Nirvana and Mr. Isa, two male camels from the western Aydin province of Turkey and wearing colorful saddles, circled the grounds with their owners and then wrestled fiercely as thousands cheered. They were competing as part of 80 pairs or 160...

Portugal ponders how to hold election amid omicron surge

Jan. 05, 2022 10:42 AM EST

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. Around 400,000 people are currently in...

ACLU: Ref failed to accommodate deaf wrestler in title match

Dec. 29, 2021 11:47 AM EST

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. ...

WA wrestling tourneys linked to dozens of COVID-19 cases

Dec. 15, 2021 16:45 PM EST

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. The Department of Health, along with local health jurisdictions in...

Man dies after being run over by truck near Springfield

Dec. 14, 2021 16:46 PM EST

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...

Former pro wrestler Lee Rosser finds his niche as a chef

Dec. 05, 2021 00:09 AM EST

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — It doesn’t matter if Lee Rosser is cutting up lemons on a sidewalk outside of the Banneker Community Center or handing out appetizers during the grand reopening of the Lilly Library on the Indiana University campus — he’s putting on a production. ...