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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....
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...
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...
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....
For much of his storied sports career, two-time Olympic medalist Rulon Gardner was a slave to the scale. He used rigorous, hours-long workouts to keep his weight in check and relied upon old-school wrestling tricks — like exercising in a sauna ...
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......
This column on John Wooden, written by the late Jim Murray, was originally printed in the Aug. 10, 1972 edition of the Los Angeles Times. You picture the man who is, demonstrably, the world's greatest basketball coach, and there comes to view a guy...
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...
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....
Solomon Fleckman, an all-American at Lehigh University in 1992, has been named head wrestling coach at Blair Academy in New Jersey. Fleckman will replace Charles Danhof, who had served as an interim coach for the 2012-13 season following the...
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