Women's wrestling

A woman enters to attend the "Greatest Royal Rumble" event in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia, Friday, April 27, 2018. A previous WWE event held in the ultraconservative kingdom in 2014 was for men only. But Friday night's event in Jiddah included both women and children in attendance. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
April 28, 2018 - 5:05 pm
JIDDAH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi sports officials are apologizing after images of scantily clad women appeared on big screens during a world wrestling event held in the kingdom, which hosted women and children for the first time. The Saudi General Sports Authority apologized in an online statement...
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World Wrestling star Rusev is greeted by fans during his match of the "Greatest Royal Rumble" event in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia, Friday, April 27, 2018. A previous WWE event held in the ultraconservative kingdom in 2014 was for men only. But Friday night's event in Jiddah included both women and children in attendance. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
April 28, 2018 - 1:35 am
JIDDAH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Women and children were on hand to watch World Wrestling Entertainment Inc.'s "Greatest Royal Rumble" in Saudi Arabia. A previous WWE event held in the ultraconservative kingdom in 2014 was for men only. But Friday night's event in Jiddah included both women and children...
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April 27, 2018 - 12:49 pm
JIDDAH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Women and children were on hand to watch World Wrestling Entertainment Inc.'s "Greatest Royal Rumble" in Saudi Arabia. A previous WWE event held in the ultraconservative kingdom in 2014 was for men only. But Friday night's event in Jiddah included both women and children...
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March 20, 2018 - 9:30 am
YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — Eastern Michigan University plans to drop softball, men's swimming and diving, women's tennis and wrestling at the end of the spring season due to budget cutbacks. The Ypsilanti school announced the planned athletic cuts Tuesday, saying the reduction in sports to 17 from 21...
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March 01, 2018 - 3:36 am
TOKYO (AP) — A senior official of the Japan Wrestling Federation has been accused of harassing four-time Olympic wrestling champion Kaori Icho by interfering with her training. Kyodo news agency reported Thursday that a person close to the matter lodged a complaint against Kazuhito Sakae by...
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February 22, 2018 - 3:59 am
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January 31, 2018 - 6:02 pm
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In this Jan. 27, 2018 photo, Midland University's Leilani Camargo-Naone, right, wrestles Missouri Valley College's Alyssa Cantu during a bout at the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference championships in Fremont, Neb. Leilani Camargo-Naone represents Midland's best chance for a national title. The sophomore from Wai'anae, on the west side of Oahu, is ranked No. 4 in the nation at 191 and was the only Midland wrestler to win a conference championship. She's 61-9 with 40 pins in her career. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
January 31, 2018 - 2:29 am
FREMONT, Neb. (AP) — Welina Tong tried wrestling for the first time six years ago and loved the sport so much she was willing to move 4,000 miles from her home in Hawaii to the snowy plains of Nebraska to compete. She's not alone. She and two other women from the Aloha State are competing this...
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FILE - In this Dec. 30, 2016, file photo, Ronda Rousey stands in the cage after Amanda Nunes forced a stoppage in the first round of their women's bantamweight championship mixed martial arts bout at UFC 207 in Las Vegas. The former UFC champion Rousey could soon make the move to WWE. She’s met with WWE executives and has seemed excited about the possibility of becoming a wrestler. Rousey may not debut at one of WWE’s signature events this weekend in Philadelphia because she’s filming a movie in Colombia. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
January 29, 2018 - 4:48 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ronda Rousey stayed silent as she pointed from the ring toward the WrestleMania logo that hung in the rafters. Without saying a word, the MMA great made clear she was signaling her wrestling debut at WWE's signature event. Rousey wants her WrestleMania moment — and she'll get...
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January 29, 2018 - 3:52 pm
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