Martial arts

Stipe Miocic, left, and Daniel Cormier pose during a news conference for UFC 226, Thursday, July 5, 2018, in Las Vegas. The two are scheduled to fight in a heavyweight title fight Saturday in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
July 06, 2018 - 7:19 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — According to Daniel Cormier, true UFC superfights have much in common with cartwheel kicks, flying knee knockouts or inverted rolling triangle chokes. Everybody in mixed martial arts loves to talk about them. Plenty of people try to make them happen. And almost nobody actually...
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Stipe Miocic, left, and Daniel Cormier pose during a news conference for UFC 226, Thursday, July 5, 2018, in Las Vegas. The two are scheduled to fight in a heavyweight title fight Saturday in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
July 05, 2018 - 9:58 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Max Griffin isn't proud of his reaction after he heard UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway dropped out of his fight against Brian Ortega with apparent symptoms of a concussion. "To me, we're fighters," said Griffin, a UFC welterweight. "We always have a concussion, you know?"...
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FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2018, file photo, Stipe Miocic gestures after a win over Francis Ngannou during a heavyweight championship mixed martial arts bout at UFC 220, in Boston. Miocic will get the biggest paycheck of his career at UFC 226 for the biggest test of his fighting life against light heavyweight champ Daniel Cormier.(AP Photo/Gregory Payan, File)
July 04, 2018 - 9:08 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Stipe Miocic has been the UFC's heavyweight champion for more than two years, calmly dominating the most tumultuous division in mixed martial arts during a record three title defenses. Yet deep in his core, the longest-reigning heavyweight champ in UFC history has embraced the fact...
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FILE - In this June 9, 2017, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers fan Jordan Phillips poses for a photo in front of a poster featuring Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James, before Game 4 of the basketball's NBA Finals between the Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors, in Cleveland. The four-time NBA MVP announced Sunday night, July 1, 2018, that he has agreed to a four-year, $154 million contract with the Los Angeles Lakers. (AP Photo/David Dermer, File)
July 02, 2018 - 8:38 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James jerseys in assorted colors hung inside the Cavaliers team shop, their retail price slashed by 40 percent. Eight years ago, some of them were still smoldering in the streets. The day after James announced he is leaving Cleveland as a free agent for the second time since...
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June 14, 2018 - 7:22 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Mixed martial arts star Conor McGregor is due in court for a hearing on charges stemming from a backstage melee that was caught on video. He's expected to be joined in Brooklyn on Thursday by friend and co-defendant Cian (KEE'-uhn) Cowley. Video showed what appeared to be McGregor...
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DJ Linderman, left, fights Arnold Adams during the Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship event Saturday, June 2, 2018, in Cheyenne, Wyo. The night was promoted as the first sanctioned bare-knuckle fighting in more than a century. (Jacob Byk/Wyoming Tribune Eagle via AP)
June 03, 2018 - 2:00 am
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The first ever state-sanctioned bare-knuckle boxing match got a bloody ending Saturday night — and a big response from a raucous crowd. Arnold Adams, a 32-year-old MMA heavyweight, pounded ex-UFC fighter D.J. Linderman's face into a bloody mess in front of 2,000 rowdy fans at...
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FILE - This Aug. 22, 2008, file photo shows Steven Lopez, right, celebrating with his brother and coach Jean after defeating Azerbaijan's Rashad Ahmadov in a bronze medal match for the men's taekwondo -80 kilogram class at the Beijing 2008 Olympics in Beijing. Two-time Olympic champion Steven Lopez complained to the U.S. Olympic Committee that he was subject to an ``institutionalized witch hunt'' designed to undermine his success _ a piece of Congressional testimony offered by USA Taekwondo to undercut the notion that the organization was unwilling to discipline its top athletes for sex-abuse and other cases. Lopez is currently under suspension while the U.S. Center for SafeSport investigates a case against him. His brother and coach, Jean, has been permanently banned for sexual misconduct. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)
May 22, 2018 - 3:10 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two-time Olympic champion Steven Lopez complained to the U.S. Olympic Committee that he was subject to an "institutionalized witch hunt" designed to undermine his success — a piece of Congressional testimony offered by USA Taekwondo to undercut the notion that the organization was...
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