Martial arts - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Martial arts Vegas police: Martial arts chokehold used in deadly chase LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas police officer used a stun gun seven times and a mixed martial arts chokehold to subdue an unarmed man who died after a foot chase through a casino over the weekend, authorities said Wednesday. Officer Kenneth Lopera thought the man had tried to carjack a pickup truck with two people inside before the officer fired the stun gu... Thu, 18 May 2017 02:58:00 GMT 2017-05-18T02:58:00Z Miocic 2nd UFC heavyweight defense is rematch vs. Dos Santos DALLAS (AP) — Stipe Miocic prefers trying to avoid any extended talk about the possibility of matching some UFC heavyweight history, much like sidestepping a jab aimed for his jaw. Miocic will try Saturday night to become only the fifth UFC heavyweight fighter to defend his title twice. To do so, he will have to beat former champion and fourth-ranked Junior Dos Santos, who d... Fri, 12 May 2017 06:53:00 GMT 2017-05-12T06:53:00Z Alvarez vows to put McGregor beating behind him at UFC 211 PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Eddie Alvarez was punished like a crash test dummy against Conor McGregor. Alvarez's moment of a lifetime in the main event on one of UFC's biggest cards was such a lopsided defeat, the lightweight fighter could not bury his sorrow. With his wife and close friends packed in a van headed from New York to his Philly home, the weight of t... Thu, 11 May 2017 18:49:00 GMT 2017-05-11T18:49:00Z International basketball celebrates vote to allow headgear Even as basketball's popularity soared around the world, not everyone believed they could get in the game. A ban on headgear by the sport's governing body meant choosing between play and prayer, a rule that wasn't about religion but felt as if it were to some groups. That ended Thursday with a unanimous vote to allow headgear, a change ... Fri, 05 May 2017 02:11:00 GMT 2017-05-05T02:11:00Z The Latest: Trump makes brief stop in North Korea meeting WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on tensions on the Korean Peninsula (all times local): 5:10 p.m. The White House says President Donald Trump did not attend the entire meeting with senators who gathered to discuss the crisis in North Korea. An administration official says Trump attended only the first five minutes of the ... Wed, 26 Apr 2017 21:19:00 GMT 2017-04-26T21:19:00Z Ronda Rousey announces engagement to fighter Travis Browne LOS ANGELES (AP) — Forget the octagon, Ronda Rousey is buzzing about a ring after announcing her engagement to fellow MMA fighter Travis Browne. Rousey flashed the diamond and made the announcement in a paparazzi video shared by TMZ Sports . Browne says in the video that he popped the question under a waterfall in New Zealand last week. ... Fri, 21 Apr 2017 18:11:00 GMT 2017-04-21T18:11:00Z Review: Admit it, Brad Paisley is really good at country Brad Paisley, "Love and War" (Arista Nashville) When you can namecheck the UFC and Zebco fishing reels in the lead track to your 11th studio album, "Love And War," you are probably Grammy Award-winning country music machine Brad Paisley and you can do no wrong. Paisley is the salve when someone throws a curveball at country. He's that d... Tue, 18 Apr 2017 15:34:00 GMT 2017-04-18T15:34:00Z Johnson could match UFC record with 10th title defense in KC KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Demetrious Johnson had just finished an open workout on a muggy spring afternoon when the UFC flyweight champion was asked about the impressive haul of title belts he has amassed over the years. Did that ever set off a diatribe. In rant that was half-serious, half-joking, the man nicknamed "Mighty Mouse" pointed out he only has one... Fri, 14 Apr 2017 20:58:00 GMT 2017-04-14T20:58:00Z Jon Jones as confident as ever while serving latest UFC ban BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Jon Jones vows he's done with the drama — both legal and drug-related — that has sidetracked the last three years of his UFC career. Three months from completing a yearlong doping ban, Jones said Friday he is focusing solely on reclaiming the light heavyweight title he's lost twice due to suspensions. "I used to do ... Sat, 08 Apr 2017 00:55:00 GMT 2017-04-08T00:55:00Z No Bones about it: Cormier, Johnson set for UFC rematch The promotional ads for UFC's return to upstate New York for the first time in nearly 22 years feature light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier with the belt over his shoulder on one side and challenger Anthony Johnson on the other side. Cormier-Johnson II has been hyped as one the promotion's more anticipated rematches of late, but make no bones about i... Fri, 07 Apr 2017 06:33:00 GMT 2017-04-07T06:33:00Z WWE flexes sports entertainment muscle at WrestleMania The World Series never would have a 52-year-old pitch in Game 7. But Major League Baseball doesn't have a dead man like the Undertaker. Could a 50-year-old NBA star return after a 13-year layoff and become the MVP in the Finals? No, but the NBA didn't sign Bill Goldberg. Imagine a hot NFL prospect, a No. 1 draft pick,... Sat, 01 Apr 2017 15:50:00 GMT 2017-04-01T15:50:00Z Ex-MMA fighter guilty of 29 felonies in kidnap, beating case LAS VEGAS (AP) — The former mixed martial arts fighter known as War Machine was found guilty Monday of kidnapping, beating and sexually assaulting his porn actress ex-girlfriend over several months in 2014, and of beating her male friend when he found them together in her bedroom. Nevada jurors deadlocked on two attempted-murder counts against Jonathan Pa... Tue, 21 Mar 2017 11:54:00 GMT 2017-03-21T11:54:00Z Woodley edges Thompson, keeps belt in dull fight at UFC 209 LAS VEGAS (AP) — Although the sequel had nowhere near the drama of the original, both fights ended with Tyron Woodley's hands on the UFC welterweight belt. Woodley retained his 170-pound title with a desultory majority decision over Stephen "Wonderboy" Thompson at UFC 209 on Saturday night. Alistair Overeem also stopped Mark Hunt in the... Sun, 05 Mar 2017 06:55:00 GMT 2017-03-05T06:55:00Z Nurmagomedov weight issues scrap UFC 209 bout with Ferguson LAS VEGAS (AP) — Khabib Nurmagomedov's UFC interim lightweight title bout with Tony Ferguson was canceled Friday after Nurmagomedov was hospitalized due to problems making weight. One of the most anticipated bouts of the year was scrapped one day before UFC 209 at T-Mobile Arena. Nurmagomedov was taken to Sunrise Hospital and Medical Ce... Sat, 04 Mar 2017 04:51:00 GMT 2017-03-04T04:51:00Z I'm back: Former UFC champ Georges St Pierre ends retirement Former UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre says he is ending his three-year absence from mixed martial arts. St. Pierre confirmed his plans Saturday with a video posted on his Facebook page and official Twitter feed. The video ends with St. Pierre looking into the camera and saying: "It's official. I'm back." The Canadian star ... Sat, 18 Feb 2017 22:57:00 GMT 2017-02-18T22:57:00Z 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 the 39-year-old Lesnar's decision Wednesday. Lesnar returned from a 4½-year MMA absence last July to beat Mark Hunt at UFC 200, but the result was overturned after Lesnar fa... Wed, 15 Feb 2017 15:46:00 GMT 2017-02-15T15:46:00Z De Randamie crowned 1st featherweight champ at UFC 208 NEW YORK (AP) — Germaine de Randamie clocked Holly Holm after the bell in one round, then a second, and got nothing more than a warning from the referee. De Randamie kept those pivotal points on the scorecard, and slapped a UFC championship belt over her shoulder. The 32-year-old Dutch kickboxer shook off Holm's clinching and won by una... Sun, 12 Feb 2017 07:29:00 GMT 2017-02-12T07:29:00Z Holm tries to avoid one-hit wonder status at UFC 208 NEW YORK (AP) — Holly Holm is already the answer to a trivia question as the first fighter to dominate and defeat Ronda Rousey. Her leap from obscurity to instant celebrity landed her on daytime talk shows and chatting with late-night hosts and made her — oh so briefly — the most talked about fighter in UFC. She's trying these days to a... Fri, 10 Feb 2017 20:56:00 GMT 2017-02-10T20:56:00Z A peek into Keanu Reeves' stunt training for 'John Wick 2' LOS ANGELES (AP) — To play a character rumored to have once killed three men in a bar with a pencil, Keanu Reeves went through three months of "John Wick boot camp": intensive training in martial arts, gun work, fight choreography and stunt driving. Action propels the story in "John Wick: Chapter 2," in theaters Friday, with Reeves reprising his role as t... Thu, 09 Feb 2017 17:31:00 GMT 2017-02-09T17:31:00Z No Fights 'til Brooklyn: Holm, Silva headline UFC NY return NEW YORK (AP) — Anderson Silva strode onto the stage toward his opponent, extended his hand and went for the hearty shake. He flashed a wide smile and threw his arm around Derek Brunson. Brunson slapped Silva on the back, they laughed, hugged and mugged for the cameras. Silva and Brunson seemed more amped for a night on the town than a few rounds in the c... Wed, 08 Feb 2017 21:49:00 GMT 2017-02-08T21:49:00Z Chan Sun Jung has 1st round KO of Bermudez in return to UFC HOUSTON (AP) — After a 3 1/2-year absence from the UFC, Chan Sun Jung looked like he never left. The South Korean featherweight, who left the UFC in 2014 to serve his two-year mandatory military service in his home country, knocked out Dennis Bermudez in the first round at UFC Fight Night 104 Saturday night. Jung delivered a right upper... Sun, 05 Feb 2017 06:22:00 GMT 2017-02-05T06:22:00Z Retire or fight back? UFC stars offer advice to Ronda Rousey LAS VEGAS (AP) — Ronda Rousey is taking time off to ponder her future after her 48-second loss in her comeback fight at UFC 207. Amanda Nunes thinks Rousey must retire. Jon Jones believes Rousey should fight again. The UFC's biggest names offered strong opinions about Rousey's future Saturday, a day after Nunes punche... Sun, 01 Jan 2017 02:50:00 GMT 2017-01-01T02:50:00Z Holloway takes interim featherweight title at UFC 206 TORONTO (AP) — Max Holloway has his belt, and now he's going on the hunt. The garrulous Hawaiian scored a knockout over Anthony Pettis 4:50 into the third round for the interim featherweight championship in the co-main event at UFC 206 on Saturday night. It was the first time a UFC belt was on the line for just one fighter. It became an... Sun, 11 Dec 2016 07:57:00 GMT 2016-12-11T07:57:00Z 3 UFC champions join attempt to form fighters association LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former champions Georges St. Pierre, Cain Velasquez and T.J. Dillashaw are taking on the UFC in an attempt to form a mixed martial arts fighters association. Current UFC fighters Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone and Tim Kennedy also announced their participation Wednesday in an organizing effort led by the five fighters and advised by Bjorn Rebney, the former CEO o... Wed, 30 Nov 2016 23:56:00 GMT 2016-11-30T23:56:00Z Boston police officer, MMA fighter appeals desk duty ruling BOSTON (AP) — Sean "The Cannon" Gannon's claim to fame was a bloody, bare-knuckle fight he had with another mixed martial arts fighter. His day job as a Boston police officer hasn't been quite as action-packed. For the past decade, Gannon has been restricted to desk duty because police officials say his cognitive abilities have been affected by concussion... Wed, 30 Nov 2016 05:19:00 GMT 2016-11-30T05:19:00Z