Wrestling

Brock Lesnar Tells UFC He is Retired From Competition
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar has informed the mixed martial arts promotion that he is retired from competition.
The UFC confirmed Lesnar's decision Wednesday.
The decision doesn't affect Lesnar's professional wrestling career, where he has spent …
4-year Bans for Steroid Use By Iran, Azerbaijan Wrestlers
VEVEY, Switzerland (AP) — The governing body of wrestling has imposed four-year doping bans on athletes from Iran and Azerbaijan.
United World Wrestling says a ban on Bashir Babajanzadeh took effect from Aug. 31. Two weeks earlier, the Iranian had competed at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, los…
Mongolia’s Olympic Wrestling Protest Gets Public Backing
 
ULAAN BATAAR, Mongolia (AP) — A skin-baring protest by a pair of Mongolian wrestling coaches at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics has struck a chord back home in their landlocked Asian nation.
Mongolian media and the public reacted angrily to the decision to award victory to Uzbekistan's Ikhtiyor Navruzov…
Former Professional Wrestler Dusty Rhodes Dead at 69
STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — WWE says Virgil Runnels, a former professional wrestler known by his fans as Dusty Rhodes, has died. He was 69.
The company says Runnels died Thursday, but a spokesman declined to say where or how he passed away, saying the family had not authorized the release of that in…

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