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WWE's McMahon says he is retiring amid misconduct probe

Jul. 22, 2022 20:01 PM EDT

World Wrestling Entertainment impresario Vince McMahon announced Friday he is retiring amid an investigation into alleged misconduct involving the flamboyant showman who turned a small wrestling company into a worldwide entertainment business. In a brief statement issued by WWE,...

2021 NCAA wrestling champ Ferrari no longer with Oklahoma St

Jul. 13, 2022 13:59 PM EDT

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — A.J. Ferrari, an NCAA champion with Oklahoma State who suffered season-ending head and leg injuries in a vehicle collision this past season, is no longer with the program. The school announced his departure Wednesday, but did not provide details. But court...

Report: WWE boss McMahon's hush cash bill over $12 million

Jul. 09, 2022 19:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The longtime World Wrestling Entertainment impresario Vince McMahon agreed to pay more than $12 million over the past 16 years to suppress allegations of sexual misconduct and infidelity, the Wall Street Journal reports. The amount is significantly larger than what...

Vince McMahon will step down during WWE misconduct probe

Jun. 17, 2022 11:11 AM EDT

Vince McMahon is stepping down as CEO and chairman of WWE during an an investigation into alleged misconduct involving the longtime leader and public face of the organization. McMahon will continue to oversee WWE’s creative content during the investigation, World Wrestling...

No angst about college athletes cashing in at 1st NIL summit

Jun. 14, 2022 20:00 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Almost a year into the NIL era in college sports, there has been much angst about booster-funded collectives, million-dollar quarterback recruits and the need for federal legislation to regulate how athletes monetize their fame. Nick vs. Jimbo, in fact, has been the story of the...

Pro wrestler Jeff Hardy facing DUI, other charges in Florida

Jun. 14, 2022 09:01 AM EDT

DELAND, Fla. (AP) — Pro wrestler Jeff Hardy is facing driving under the influence and other charges after being arrested in Florida, authorities said. Hardy, 44, was pulled over by a state trooper early Monday after the Florida Highway Patrol received calls about an impaired driver...

Japan toughens defamation penalties after wrestler's suicide

Jun. 13, 2022 03:24 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s parliament approved tougher penalties for criminal defamation Monday in a move prompted by a bullied wrestler's suicide and that is raising free speech concerns. Parliamentary deliberations on toughening the defamation law began in January after Hana Kimura...

AEW continues to thrive after celebrating 3rd anniversary

Jun. 08, 2022 15:00 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — All Elite Wrestling continues to thrive with compelling matches while attracting new fans three years after making its debut. The upstart professional wrestling circuit kicked off a busy summer schedule by returning to Las Vegas for its “Double or Nothing”...