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Despite being born with dwarfism, a condition that prevents him from ever growing taller than 4 feet, 8 inches, Cedar Crest junior Bailey Pennypacker is a key member of the school's wrestling team. (Pat Huggins/Lebanon Daily News via AP)

Wrestler fights off physical limitation, thrives on the mat

Jan. 18, 2020 11:28 AM EST

LEBANON, Pa. (AP) — With its significant physical and mental challenges, wrestling is not a sport for the faint-hearted. Nor, it would seem, is wrestling a sport for someone who stands just 4 feet, 5 inches tall and won't get much bigger because of dwarfism, a condition that limits the growth of a person....

FILE — In this Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018 file photo Zimbabwean Deputy President Constantino Chiwenga is seen with his wife Marry, right, upon arrival for the inauguration ceremony of President Emmerson Mnangagwa, at the National Sports Stadium in Harare.  Marry Chiwenga has been charged with attempting to kill her husband and has also been charged with money laundering and fraud. (AP Photo/Wonder Mashura, File)

Zimbabwe gripped by drama of vice president's nasty divorce

Jan. 17, 2020 7:16 AM EST

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Black magic, drug addiction, attempted murder and a wrestling match over luxury cars and overseas properties. Zimbabwe is riveted by the explosive charges being made in the divorce of First Vice President Constantino Chiwenga and his wife Marry. A glimpse of the luxurious lives of...

Actor, wrestler Dave Bautista to lead Florida pirate parade

Jan. 17, 2020 4:08 AM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Actor and professional wrestler Dave Bautista will join a Florida pirate invasion as the grand marshal for the 2020 Gasparilla Pirate Fest. Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla, which organizes the event, announced Thursday that the “Guardians of the Galaxy” star and six-time WWE...

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Wrestler Rocky Johnson, Dwayne Johnson’s father, dead at 75

Jan. 16, 2020 1:28 AM EST

Rocky "Soulman" Johnson, a WWE Hall of Fame wrestler who became better known as the father of actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, has died. He was 75. WWE issued a statement on Johnson's death Wednesday night. Johnson and Tony Atlas became the first black world tag team champions in WWE history when...

Man charged with recording boy in school locker room

Jan. 13, 2020 3:25 PM EST

CHELMSFORD, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man arrested over the weekend for allegedly video recording a teenage boy in a state of undress in the locker room during a wrestling tournament was held on $2,500 bail at his arraignment Monday. David Menard, 54, of Waltham, was charged Saturday with possession of...

In this recent photo, 14-year-old Cyan Smith, left, and 17-year-old Samantha Neff attend wrestling practice at Rock Hill High School in Rock Hill, S.C. (Tracy Kimball/The Herald via AP)

Girls wrestling team blazes trail for sport's future

Jan. 12, 2020 12:01 AM EST

ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — On one side of the wall, a Rock Hill High School wrestling practice seems to look and sound like it always has. A whiteboard details the afternoon’s practice plan to the minute. A small but mighty amplifier plays John Mayer. Pairs of boys’ wrestlers, wearing baggy...

FILE - In this Dec. 5, 2019 file photo, actor Dwayne Johnson poses for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film 'Jumanji The Next Level', in central London.   Johnson will revisit his younger years in a new NBC comedy series called “The Rock,” which is the retired pro wrestler's nickname. NBC said Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020  that it's ordered 11 episodes of the show inspired by Johnson, who will appear and also serve as an executive producer.  (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP)

The Rock to revisit younger years in new NBC comedy series

Jan. 11, 2020 2:11 PM EST

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Dwayne Johnson will revisit his younger years in a new NBC series, “The Rock,” which is the retired pro wrestler's nickname. The network said Saturday that it's ordered 11 episodes of the comedy inspired by Johnson, who will appear in each episode and also serve as an...

Priest removed after taking photos of high school wrestlers

Jan. 6, 2020 12:01 PM EST

WALNUTPORT, Pa. (AP) — A Roman Catholic priest in Pennsylvania has been removed from ministry as a precaution after he was seen taking photos of high school wrestlers without their knowledge, the Diocese of Allentown said. Monsignor Thomas Derzack was not dressed in clerical attire when he was seen taking...

U-Mary All-American wrestler also excels in engineering lab

Jan. 6, 2020 1:02 AM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Whether it’s on the wrestling mat, or engineering lab, Phillip Springsteen stands out. The University of Mary senior, an All-American wrestler, is plenty capable of flexing his brain as well. Springsteen has won 77 percent of his matches for the Marauders, including a...

Inspirational wrestler with cerebral palsy

Jan. 3, 2020 10:18 PM EST

MILLVILLE, N.J. (AP) — In the dark, sweat-scented wrestling room at Millville High School, each of the Thunderbolts work their way through grueling practices. Even if the energy tank is close to empty, each athlete continues to fight through the workout because they know better than to be caught slacking...