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FILE - In this March 23, 2019, file photo, Iowa's Spencer Lee, left, celebrates his win over Virginia's Jack Mueller (not shown) in their 125-pound match in the finals of the NCAA wrestling championships in Pittsburgh. Lee has been voted the winner of the Dan Hodge Trophy as the most dominant college wrestler in the nation. Lee received 52 of a possible 57 first-place votes,  WIN magazine announced Monday, March 30, 2020.  (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

Iowa's Spencer Lee wins Hodge Trophy after dominant season

Mar. 30, 2020 2:42 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Spencer Lee of Iowa has been voted the winner of the Dan Hodge Trophy as the most dominant college wrestler in the nation. Lee received 52 of a possible 57 first-place votes, WIN magazine announced Monday. The Hodge is considered the top honor in college wrestling. Lee was 18-0, won...

IS militants riot in eastern Syria prison, some escape

Mar. 29, 2020 6:42 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State militants rioted inside in a prison in northeastern Syria, wrestling control from guards on an entire floor in the facility while a number of prisoners managed to escape, a Syrian Kurdish official said Sunday. Mustafa Bali, a spokesman for the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic...

Deputies: Teen wrestling champ stops kidnapping of children

Mar. 27, 2020 4:49 PM EDT

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A 16-year-old wrestling champion helped stop a kidnapping and assault near Las Cruces, New Mexico, by pinning a man to the ground until deputies arrived, authorities said. Mayfield High School student Canaan Bower was being lauded as a hero after controlling suspect Daniel Arroyo...

FILE - In this March 12, 2020, file photo, goals used by the NHL hockey club Nashville Predators are stored in a hallway in Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. The Ottawa Senators announced late Tuesday night, March 17, 2020, one of their players has tested positive for COVID-19, has mild symptoms and is in isolation. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

The Latest: Hurricanes ask employees to take time off

Mar. 25, 2020 10:43 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Carolina Hurricanes are asking full-time employees to take vacation or personal days off next week with limited operations due to the coronavirus. In an interview with The Associated Press, team president and general manager...

Hulk Hogan sex tape lawsuit reaches confidential settlement

Mar. 22, 2020 4:01 AM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Pro wrestler Hulk Hogan has settled a lawsuit against a talk show host and two others he’d accused of taking part in leaking video of him having sex and using racist language. The Tampa Bay Times reported that the full details of the settlement aren't known. The lawsuit...

In this March 7, 2020 photo, Bayou Independent wrestler Barrett Brown holds Frankie Thomas in a chokehold during a wrestling event at the West Monroe Civic Center in West Monroe, La. (Nicolas Galindo/The News-Star via AP)

Bayou Independent Wrestling steeped in Southern tradition

Mar. 21, 2020 12:03 AM EDT

MONROE, La. (AP) — When the doors opened, a little boy with blond hair sprinted to the front row and threw his whole body across four seats. He looked around for confirmation, then ran for a different set of chairs. Being close to the action matters at Bayou Independent Wrestling. "If you're sitting in the...

FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2018, file photo, New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, right, makes a catch next to Buffalo Bills defensive back Phillip Gaines during the second half of an NFL football game in Orchard Park, N.Y. Gronkowski, the retired Patriots tight end, is set to host WrestleMania in April from WWE's performance center. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes, File)

Gronk gone wild! Gronkowski set to host WrestleMania

Mar. 18, 2020 7:51 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Gronk is going to WrestleMania. Rob Gronkowski, the retired New England Patriots tight end, is set to host WrestleMania in April from WWE's performance center. The WWE's annual wrestling extravaganza — often called the Super Bowl of wrestling — was originally scheduled for...

Wrestler finds serenity in the chaos of his art

Mar. 17, 2020 12:05 PM EDT

INDIAN ORCHARD, Mass. (AP) — Isaiah Mejias’ laugh starts in his belly. It rumbles through the back of his throat and jumps an octave. His whole face embraces the high-pitched sound as his eyes squint and his lips pull back into a wide smile. A laugh so cherubic it initially sounds out of place...

In this Tuesday, March 10, 2020 photo, Ron Weiser poses in his office at McKinley Associates, the real estate investment company he founded, in Ann Arbor, Mich. Weiser, the chairman of the University of Michigan's governing board and one the school's largest donors said he was molested by a campus doctor when he was a college wrestler in the 1960s.  (David Guralnick/Detroit News via AP)

University of Michigan official says doctor molested him

Mar. 12, 2020 1:00 PM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The chairman of the University of Michigan's governing board who is also one of the school's largest donors said he was molested by a campus doctor when he was a college wrestler in the 1960s. Ron Weiser said he is speaking out about the matter because he wants other victims of Dr....

Iraqi workers spray disinfectant as a precaution against the coronavirus in the shrine of Imam Ali in Najaf, Iraq, Sunday, March 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Anmar Khalil)

The Latest: 2 in Congress self-quarantine over virus contact

Mar. 8, 2020 10:25 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — The Latest on the coronavirus outbreak (all times local): 3:15 a.m. Two members of Congress, Sen. Ted Cruz and congressman Paul Gosar, say they are isolating themselves after determining they had contact at a political conference with a man infected with the coronavirus. Cruz says he had brief...