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The Rose Bowl pregame weather has been about as crummy as the seven combined losses for Stanford and Wisconsin. It's never good to make Dick Butkus, who made the game-clinching interception for Illinois in the 1964 game, slog through drenching rain...
During the presidential campaign, Joe Biden insisted that paying your taxes is a patriotic duty. No, scratch that. He said that supporting a tax hike was the American thing to do. "It's time to be patriotic," he told America's putative tax slackers....
The Fabulous ForumUFC runs the biggest live event in its history Saturday night from Toronto. The sold-out show will be attended by approximately 55,000 fans and is headlined by a UFC welterweight title fight between Georges St. Pierre and Jake Shields. Also......
The Fabulous ForumUFC hall of famer Randy Couture all but announced his retirement on Tuesday night via his official Twitter account, but told the Times heâd be willing to hold out for bouts against either UFC light heavyweight champion Mauricio âShogunâ Rua......
L.A. Times Olympics BlogA police officer escorts a man shielding a child and two other civilians trying to reach safety after police intervened in an April 2007 gun battle between drug traffickers in the Morro da Mineira shantytown of Rio de Janeiro, where......
L.A. Times Olympics BlogThe International Olympic Committee has made two more ill-advised decisions regarding the program for the Summer Olympic Games. Today the IOC executive board went along with a recommendation from the International Cycling Union to dump what some call...
Todd Martin reveals his MMA rankings by weight division. Heavyweight 1. Junior Dos Santos 2. Alistair Overeem 3. Cain Velasquez 4. Fabricio Werdum 5. Daniel Cormier 6. Frank Mir 7. Josh Barnett 8. Antonio Silva 9. Fedor Emelianenko 10....
BURBANK — With a cinder block for a right hand, a laundry list of memorable victories, an easy grin and an honest, down-to-earth personality, Dan Henderson has built a lofty fan base in mixed martial arts and a legendary resume. Next up for...
The International Olympic Committee dropped wrestling as a Summer Games sport on Tuesday, meaning that effective with the 2020 Games, freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestling won't be a part of the festivities after being in every Summer Olympics since 1896....
Jeff Blatnick, who overcame cancer to win a gold medal in Greco-Roman wrestling at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, died Wednesday. He was 55. Blatnick died of complications from heart surgery, USA Wrestling said on its website, citing a report...
Tales of Masked Men Friday, Sept. 28, 10 p.m., PBS Here in the United States, we have a pretty strong appetite for spectacle. And we've got our share of ritualized violence. We've been known, on occasion, to hold simplified dualistic moral...
It is only something that he thinks about every 5 minutes. Standing on the 1992 Olympic wrestling mat in overtime, facing the man considered to be the best in the world, Doland native Dennis Koslowski had a moment of hesitation. In the finals, I...
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