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More questions for J&J vaccine boosters ahead of FDA review

Oct. 13, 2021 17:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration is wrestling with whether and when to offer another dose of the single-shot Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, while a new study out Wednesday raises the prospect that using a different brand as the booster might work better. ...

Major League Wrestling turns heads in primetime showcase

Oct. 06, 2021 12:01 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Alexander Hammerstone grimaced in pain as he kept a hand pressed on his championship belt against his right leg. The Major League Wrestling heavyweight champ suffered a gnarly sprained ankle early in a title match and gutted out the rest of the bout on one good wheel. ...

Mongolia-born sumo great Hakuho retires after knee injury

Oct. 01, 2021 03:59 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Mongolia-born Hakuho was famous for his diligent training that led him to be the sumo grand champion — or Yokozuna — with victories in a record 45 tournaments. He achieved 1,187 wins, an all-time record in sumo. But at 36 he has announced his...

COVID-19 cases on the rise among Phoenix homeless population

Sep. 30, 2021 14:29 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix's homeless population is wrestling with its own surge in COVID-19 cases and more medical workers are urgently needed, advocates say. A Phoenix hotel used to isolate and treat homeless people with the virus is nearly full these days, the Arizona...

Iowa becomes first Power 5 school to add women's wrestling

Sep. 23, 2021 15:22 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa announced Thursday it will become the first Power Five school to add a women’s wrestling program and it will begin competition in the 2023-24 season. “Being the first is huge,” Iowa men’s wrestling coach Tom Brands said. “Being the...

Q&A: Khan ready for AEW to take New York, wrestling by storm

Sep. 21, 2021 15:49 PM EDT

Tony Khan loved professional wrestling so much growing up, he mapped storylines and wrote scripts for his own imaginary company. He had wrestlers as friends and friends who worked in wrestling. Oh, and he had money, enthusiasm and entrepreneurism, too. The son of a...

West Virginia Folklife Digital Archive honors state heritage

Sep. 19, 2021 09:04 AM EDT

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Folklife Program, a project of the West Virginia Humanities Council, has created a new digital archive of West Virginia heritage called The West Virginia Folklife Collection. The collection is hosted digitally by the West...

Trae Young back at MSG — this time playing a wrestling heel

Sep. 11, 2021 01:36 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Trae Young was back at Madison Square Garden. Once again, he played the heel. Atlanta's star guard made a surprise appearance at "WWE Friday Night SmackDown," returning to the arena where he led the Hawks to an NBA playoff victory...

Steveson signs NIL deal with WWE, will wrestle for Minnesota

Sep. 09, 2021 14:58 PM EDT

Olympic gold medalist Gable Steveson has achieved his childhood dream of signing with World Wrestling Entertainment — with a twist. The WWE announced Thursday that it has signed Steveson to a deal that will allow him to join the WWE roster and return to the University...

Mississippi-based EPW Wrestling to make television debut

Sep. 04, 2021 00:07 AM EDT

BOONEVILLE, Miss. (AP) — With the lights low, the chairs vacant and the ring empty, the nondescript metal building that houses Booneville-based EPW Wrestling seems almost … to be frank … unexciting. But while the building might not look like much at 9:30 on a...