Martial arts

FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2005 file photo, film producer Raymond Chow speaks to The Associated Press in an interview in Hong Kong. Film producer Raymond Chow, who introduced the world to Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan and even brought the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to the big screen, has died in Hong Kong it was announced on Friday, Nov. 2, 2018. He was 91. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu, file)
November 02, 2018 - 9:29 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Legendary Hong Kong film producer Raymond Chow, who introduced the world to Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan and even brought the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to the big screen, has died at age 91. Hong Kong' secretary for commerce and economic development, Edward Yau, said in a statement...
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Israeli Culture and Sport Minister Miri Regev, 2nd right, kisses the International Judo Federation President Marius Vizer, with the presence of Mohamed Bin Tha'loob Al Derai, President of UAE Wrestling Judo & Kickboxing Federation, 1st left, during the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Judo tournament in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
October 27, 2018 - 10:18 am
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Israel's sports minister attended an international judo competition that began Saturday in the United Arab Emirates as three Israeli players received medals and had their country's flag displayed on a screen. It's a significant change from last year, when UAE...
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Khabib Nurmagomedov, right, is held back by referee Herb Dean after fighting Conor McGregor, bottom, during a lightweight title mixed martial arts bout at UFC 229 in Las Vegas, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. Nurmagomedov won the fight by submission during the fourth round to retain the title. (AP Photo/John Locher)
October 07, 2018 - 12:36 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A few seconds after Conor McGregor tapped Khabib Nurmagomedov's arm and submitted to the champion's choke, Nurmagomedov climbed the cage and leaped at the men in McGregor's corner, setting off a prolonged brawl inside and outside the octagon. A seminal moment in mixed martial arts...
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Conor McGregor holds up belts during a news conference for the UFC 229 mixed martial arts bouts Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, in Las Vegas. McGregor is scheduled to fight Khabib Nurmagomedov on Saturday in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
October 05, 2018 - 5:56 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The last time Conor McGregor was in a UFC cage, he was merely the biggest star in the history of mixed martial arts. In the 23 months since, the loquacious Irishman has become exponentially richer and much more famous. With his boxing loss to Floyd Mayweather as the catalyst,...
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Conor McGregor speaks during a news conference for the UFC 229 mixed martial arts bouts Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, in Las Vegas. McGregor is scheduled to fight Khabib Nurmagomedov on Saturday in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
October 04, 2018 - 5:17 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Khabib Nurmagomedov wasn't about to wait around for a tardy Conor McGregor, who arrived at what was supposed to be their final prefight press conference together to find the UFC lightweight champion already gone. No worries, they'll meet soon enough when it really matters for both...
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FILE - In this July 7, 2016, file photo, mixed martial arts fighter Jon Jones reacts as he speaks during a news conference in Las Vegas. Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones should be eligible to fight by late October after completing a 15-month suspension for a doping violation. The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018 announced the length of Jones’ ban for his second violation of the UFC’s anti-doping policy. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
September 19, 2018 - 6:51 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones is eligible to return to competition by late October after completing a 15-month suspension for a doping violation. The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency on Wednesday announced the length of Jones' ban for his second violation of the UFC's...
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FILE - In this July 21, 2015 file photo, United States' Steven Lopez celebrates winning a bronze medal by defeating Venezuela's Javier Medina in the men's taekwondo under-80kg category at the Pan Am Games in Mississauga, Ontario. The U.S. Center for SafeSport has on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, permanently banned the two-time Olympic taekwondo champion for sexual misconduct involving a minor. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, File)
September 08, 2018 - 6:10 am
DENVER (AP) — The U.S. Center for SafeSport has permanently banned two-time Olympic taekwondo champion Steven Lopez for sexual misconduct involving a minor. The center has been investigating Lopez for about four months and made his ban permanent Thursday night. He can appeal. He was suspended in...
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Sharice Davids addresses her supporters at Breit's Stein and Deli in Kansas City, Kan., Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018. Davids, a Democrat, is running for a seat in Kansas' 3rd Congressional District. (Luke Harbur/The Kansas City Star via AP)
August 08, 2018 - 11:30 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Sharice Davids shattered the mold for a congressional primary winner from ruby red Kansas on Wednesday, becoming the state's first Native American and gay nominee for Congress. The 38-year-old attorney and activist prevailed in a close six-candidate Democratic primary Tuesday...
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Henry Cejudo, left, kicks Demetrious Johnson during their UFC flyweight title mixed martial arts bout at UFC 227 in Los Angeles, Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
August 04, 2018 - 10:05 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Henry Cejudo ended Demetrious Johnson's nearly six-year reign as the UFC flyweight champion Saturday night, earning a split-decision victory in a stunning upset at UFC 227. T.J. Dillashaw also defended his bantamweight title with a vicious first-round stoppage of former champ...
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