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Mississippi sues Favre, wrestlers, over welfare misspending

May. 09, 2022 18:24 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Department of Human Services on Monday sued retired NFL quarterback Brett Favre and three former pro wrestlers along with several other people and businesses to try to recover millions of misspent welfare dollars that were intended to help some of the poorest...

WWE Hall of Famer accused in Florida DUI crash that killed 1

May. 09, 2022 10:00 AM EDT

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...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of May 1-7

Apr. 25, 2022 09:26 AM EDT

Celebrity birthdays for the week of May 1-7: May 1: Singer Judy Collins is 83. Actor Stephen Macht (“Suits,” ″General Hospital”) is 80. Singer Rita Coolidge is 77. Singer-bassist Nick Fortuna of The Buckinghams is 76. Actor Dann Florek (“Law and Order: SVU”) is 71....

'Jackass' star Knoxville trades stunts for WrestleMania bout

Apr. 01, 2022 13:59 PM EDT

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. The stunt man knows how to absorb a beating -- and the “Jackass” star had the shattered bones and concussions to prove it. But as for dishing...

Gophers' Steveson wins Hodge again as top college wrestler

Mar. 28, 2022 14:32 PM EDT

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...

Steveson repeats as NCAA champ, retires; Penn St team winner

Mar. 19, 2022 23:09 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Olympic gold medalist Gable Steveson of Minnesota successfully defended his heavyweight title in his final college match, Cornell's Yianni Diakomihalis became a three-time champion and Penn State completed a dominating run through the NCAA tournament Saturday night. ...

Penn St closes in on title, sends 5 wrestlers to NCAA finals

Mar. 18, 2022 23:41 PM EDT

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. The Nittany Lions had 108 points after the semis. Michigan, trying for its first title 45 minutes...

Penn State leads Sun Devils entering NCAA wrestling quarters

Mar. 17, 2022 23:00 PM EDT

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...

Penn St favored to regain title in NCAA wrestling tournament

Mar. 16, 2022 16:44 PM EDT

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. The tournament at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit runs Thursday to...

Olympic gold medalist Steveson looks to repeat as NCAA champ

Mar. 15, 2022 14:51 PM EDT

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. He drew a standing ovation at the Big Ten Tournament after he was...