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New suit claims Ohio State doc raped wrestler, abused minors

Nov. 8, 2019 10:14 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The latest federal lawsuit against Ohio State over two decades of alleged sexual abuse by a now-deceased team doctor means nearly 300 men are listed plaintiffs in the matter. Forty-three plaintiffs filed a new case Thursday, including a wrestler alleging Richard Strauss raped him and...

Ex-MMA fighter and another man guilty in murder plot

Nov. 7, 2019 8:19 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — A former Cuban Olympic wrestling champion and pro mixed-martial arts fighter has been convicted of helping to arrange the killing of a South Florida interior designer. The Miami Herald reports 48-year-old Alexis Vila Perdomo was found guilty Thursday of conspiracy to commit murder. He faces up...

Hawkeyes out to break Penn State's grip on wrestling titles

Nov. 5, 2019 4:03 PM EST

Iowa's wrestling team enters the season looking as if it is in the best position to end Penn State's run of national titles. The Hawkeyes bring back all six of their 2019 All-Americans, including NCAA 125-pound champion Spencer Lee, and two-time All-American Michael Kemerer returns at 174 after missing last...

Justices struggle with copyright case involving pirate ship

Nov. 5, 2019 2:18 PM EST

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 Queen...

Case dropped against Ohio coach accused of ignoring hazing

Oct. 25, 2019 8:21 AM EDT

FRANKLIN, Ohio (AP) — The case against a youth wrestling coach in Ohio accused of knowing about hazing among wrestlers but not stopping it has been dismissed because of difficulties getting witnesses to testify. The Hamilton-Middletown Journal-News reports that one alleged victim was reluctant to testify...

Hastings College adding men's volleyball, women's wrestling

Oct. 21, 2019 12:11 PM EDT

HASTINGS, Neb. (AP) — Hastings College is adding men's volleyball and women's wrestling teams to its athletic program beginning in 2020-21. The school will increase its sports offerings to 26 teams, and all will be affiliated with the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics and Great Plains...

North Carolina Republicans return for session likely end

Oct. 20, 2019 4:46 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina General Assembly could soon be done wrestling with legislation this year, but that doesn't mean they'll pin down a broad budget law or path forward on Medicaid expansion. Lawmakers return Monday following a roughly 10-day break. Senate leader Phil Berger said his...

Boxer Fury set for WWE fight vs Strowman in Saudi Arabia

Oct. 11, 2019 5:00 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tyson Fury says his dream is about to come true. A "lifelong WWE fan," the former unified world heavyweight champion will fight Braun Strowman at a pay-per-view Crown Jewel event in Saudi Arabia on Oct. 31. WWE made the announcement at a news conference in Las Vegas on Friday. "It is...

Former wrestling coach sues an Idaho college over firing

Oct. 10, 2019 12:30 PM EDT

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) — A former North Idaho College head wrestling coach has filed a lawsuit against the school in federal court after he was fired. Pat Whitcomb's lawsuit claims discrimination, reputation harm, retaliation and misconduct, the Coeur d'Alene Press reported . Whitcomb ran the wrestling...

Correction: Election 2020-House-Nevada-Rodimer story

Oct. 8, 2019 4:49 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — In a story Oct. 4 about a former wrestler running for Congress in Nevada, The Associated Press reported erroneously that realtor Zachary WalkerLieb was running in the Republican primary. WalkerLieb dropped out of the race. A corrected version of the story is below: APNewsBreak: Wrestler...