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Sober or bright? Europe faces holidays during energy crunch

Nov. 26, 2022 13:28 PM EST

VERONA, Italy (AP) — Early season merrymakers sipping mulled wine and shopping for holiday decorations packed the Verona Christmas market for its inaugural weekend. But beyond the wooden market stalls, the Italian city still has not decked out its granite-clad pedestrian streets with twinkling...

Iowa's Spencer Lee puts pedal to metal going for 4th title

Nov. 07, 2022 12:45 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The focus of Iowa's Spencer Lee is so narrow, he doesn't even risk driving over the speed limit. Lee, who missed almost all of last season after having surgeries on both knees, is back for a sixth year to chase a fourth NCAA national title, a feat no one has...

Williams, Lawler among Memphis sports hall of fame inductees

Oct. 19, 2022 04:01 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Former NFL running back DeAngelo Williams and professional wrestler Jerry “The King” Lawler are among 27 athletes and coaches chosen for enshrinement in the Memphis sports hall of fame. An induction ceremony Thursday will mark the first for the hall since...

College wrestler saves teammate from grizzly bear mauling

Oct. 18, 2022 15:26 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A college wrestler from a small Wyoming school helped his teammate survive a grizzly mauling over the weekend by trying to wrestle the massive bear off his friend, eventually drawing a more brutal attack to himself. The men are crediting their bonds as...

LA schools to pay $52M in suit over coach sex assaults

Oct. 12, 2022 23:04 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lawyers for children who were sexually assaulted by a high school wrestling coach have settled a lawsuit with the Los Angeles Unified School District for $52 million, they announced Wednesday. Attorneys for more than a dozen children and their families announced...

Former UFC champ Cormier considers leap to WWE, eyes Lesnar

Oct. 09, 2022 14:13 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Daniel Cormier got physical as a guest WWE referee. He used a fist to the throat to pin Seth Rollins against the steel cage, and he issued a stern warning not to mess with the former MMA great. After the match held inside a Fight Pit, Cormier chilled backstage...

EXPLAINER: Favre, other sports figures in welfare fraud case

Oct. 03, 2022 14:55 PM EDT

Mississippi's largest public corruption case, in which tens of millions of dollars earmarked for needy families was misspent, involves a number of sports figures with ties to the state — including NFL royalty Brett Favre and a famous former pro wrestler. At the center, though, is...

Japanese wrestler and politician Antonio Inoki dies at 79

Oct. 01, 2022 01:37 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — A popular Japanese professional wrestler and lawmaker Antonio Inoki, who faced a world boxing champion Muhammad Ali in a mixed martial arts match in 1976, has died at 79. Inoki brought Japanese pro-wrestling to fame and pioneered mixed martial arts matches between top...

Mississippi agency ex-leader pleads guilty in welfare fraud

Sep. 22, 2022 19:49 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A former director of Mississippi's welfare agency pleaded guilty Thursday to federal and state charges in a conspiracy to misspend tens of millions of dollars that were intended to help needy families in one of the poorest states in the U.S. — part of the largest public...