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COVID-19 sweeps away matriarch in flood-ravaged mid-Michigan

Jun. 29, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

MIDLAND, Mich. (AP) — With floodwaters rising and his wife hospitalized with COVID-19, Kevin Hennig feared the worst — missing critical moments with her. “I was worried about the bridges and the roads washing out, and I wouldn’t be able to get to her,” he said. He hurried to the...

Rutgers wrestling gets up 2x Big Ten champ as grad transfer

Jun. 26, 2020 1:12 PM EDT

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Two-time Big Ten Conference wrestling champion Sebastian Rivera has enrolled at Rutgers as a graduate transfer. Rivera, who graduated from Northwestern this past season, is immediately eligible to participate for Rutgers and will have one season of eligibility remaining. Regarded as...

Curtis Blaydes stifles Volkov in UFC heavyweight bout

Jun. 20, 2020 11:30 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — UFC heavyweight contender Curtis Blaydes dominated Alexander Volkov with wrestling Saturday night, earning his fourth consecutive victory in a suffocating unanimous decision. Featherweight Josh Emmett won a unanimous decision over Shane Burgos in a thrilling joint performance during the...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Jun. 17, 2020 10:48 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Pennsylvania’s newspapers: Ebensburg flag flap regretful Altoona Mirror June 16 It was disappointing that a Confederate flag — a flag whose existence is rooted in hatred, division and national upheaval — was allowed to undermine the...

In this May 14, 2020, photo, local wrestler El Universitario holds some of his homemade face masks, in Laredo, Texas. One local luchador is using his fame in the ring and his skills as a tailor by trade to bring to life some pride for the Mexican Lucha during the COVID-19 pandemic. El Universitario - which he prefers to be identified as to protect his true identity from the public - is doing this by making customizable face masks of legendary Mexican wrestlers Blue Demon, El Santo and Mil Mascaras. (Cuate Santos/The Laredo Morning Times via AP)

Local Texas luchador spreads love of sport with face masks

Jun. 15, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

LAREDO, Texas (AP) — One local luchador is using his fame in the ring and his skills as a tailor by trade to bring to life some pride for the Mexican Lucha during the COVID-19 pandemic. Local wrestler El Universitario — which he prefers to be identified as to protect his true identity from the...

People wait in line at one of a few in person voting places during a nearly all-mail primary election Tuesday, June 9, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

The Latest: Rodimer wins GOP House primary, will face Lee

Jun. 12, 2020 12:08 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on Nevada's primary election (all times local): 9:05 a.m. Former professional wrestler Dan Rodimer has won a six-way Republican primary for a Las Vegas-area U.S. House seat. Results released Friday show the former professional wrestler defeated former state treasurer Dan...

State wrestling tournament moving to Baton Rouge

Jun. 7, 2020 11:37 AM EDT

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Louisiana's high school state wrestling tournament is moving from north Louisiana, where it's been held for the past five years, to the state's capital. The Louisiana High School Athletic Association last week said it will move the event from Bossier City to Baton Rouge next...

Omaha police investigating wrestling-move death as homicide

Jun. 3, 2020 8:41 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Police in Omaha are investigating the death of a man at the hands of another man who was using a wrestling move called a “half nelson” to subdue him. Officers were called to a home near midtown Omaha on Friday for a report of assault, police said Wednesday in a news...

In this May 25, 2020 photo, former pro wrestler Jimmy

Welding and wrestling: The life of ‘King Cobra’ Jimmy Kimble

May. 30, 2020 12:08 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — From his office chair in the back-right corner, Jimmy Kimble leaned back and peered through the window into the spacious Republic Services welding complex in South Memphis. The tool-covered warehouse has been his kingdom for most of his life — 55 years to be exact. Friday the...

Young Indiana wrestlers find ways to stay fit amid pandemic

May. 24, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

GREENWOOD, Ind. (AP) — From the comfort of his living room, Greenwood wrestler Eli Ross is able to get in shoulder and bicep workouts without the benefit of weights. Ross has filled two milk jugs with water, another two with sand and two more with rocks. The makeshift setup is one of the methods used by...