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Women's martial arts
August 20, 2016
Is that a kick? Taekwondo fighters devise new ways to score
Taekwondo may be best known for its flashy and acrobatic kicks, but the electronic scoring system used at the Olympics ...
August 20, 2016
The Latest: China defeats Serbia for women's volleyball gold
The latest on the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro (all times local): 12:05 a.m. MEDAL ALERT: China rallied from one set down to ...
August 19, 2016
The Latest: Bolt celebrates by throwing the javelin _ Really
The Latest on the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro (all times local): 1:45 a.m. How did Usain Bolt celebrate winning ...
August 16, 2016
Brazil's Robson Conceicao wins historic boxing gold at home
Robson Conceicao couldn't step up onto a medal podium without thinking about where his climb began. His mind is never far ...
August 14, 2016
Israel basking in success in its "national sport" of judo
Forget the handshake that wasn't — Israel is delighted with something much more unusual: international athletic success.
August 12, 2016
Day 7 of Rio Olympics: Ledecky outshines Phelps
Katie Ledecky even upstaged Michael Phelps at the Olympics on Friday. Ledecky set a world record by winning the women's ...
August 10, 2016
Japan sweeps judo golds at Rio Olympics in middleweights
Japan swept the judo gold medals at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics on Wednesday, taking the top spot in both men's and women's ...
August 09, 2016
Ghana's 1st female judoka makes history despite loss
When Hungarian-born Szandra Szogedi stepped onto the judo mat at the Rio Olympics on Tuesday, she made history — for Ghana.
August 08, 2016
The Latest: April Ross baffled by Zika taunts
The Latest from the 2016 Summer Olympics at Rio de Janeiro (all times local): 1:15 a.m. American beach volleyball player ...
August 06, 2016
On 1st day of judo at Rio Games, Argentina and Russia win
It was a day of surprises on the first day of the judo competition at the Rio Games. In the women's division, the first gold ...
August 03, 2016
You're in! Baseball/softball, 4 other sports make Tokyo cut
Baseball and softball are returning to the Olympics in 2020, while skateboarding, surfing, karate and sport climbing are ...
August 03, 2016
Ghana's first-ever female judoka getting ready for Rio Games
When Hungarian native Szandra Szogedi steps onto the judo mat at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, she'll be making history as the ...
July 31, 2016
Saudi Arabia doubles female Olympic athletes from 2 to 4
Saudi Arabia will send four women to the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, doubling its female participation after two women competed ...
July 11, 2016
UFC sold for $4 billion, White stays on to run promotion
In less than 16 years, the UFC has grown from a money-losing company in a widely reviled sport into a global entertainment ...
July 08, 2016
Miesha Tate's perseverance rewarded with UFC 200 star role
Until this year, Miesha Tate seemed destined to spend her career in Ronda Rousey's shadow. She persevered for several years ...
June 01, 2016
The Latest: IOC still hopes for MLB players in Tokyo
The Latest on the IOC executive board meetings in Lausanne (all times local): ___ 8:50 p.m. The IOC is still hoping that ...
April 14, 2016
New York becomes last state to remove ban on pro MMA fights
New York ended its ban on professional mixed martial arts — the last hold-out in the nation — opening the cages for major ...
March 06, 2016
Diaz beats McGregor, Tate takes title from Holm at UFC 196
With a pair of rear naked chokes that finished two celebrated champions, Nate Diaz and Miesha Tate both accomplished the ...
March 05, 2016
The Latest: Bloodied Diaz chokes out McGregor at UFC 196
The Latest on UFC 196 (all times local): ___ 10:01 p.m. Nate Diaz has beaten Conor McGregor by submission in the second round
March 04, 2016
Albuquerque gym gets attention for training top MMA fighters
A sign at the entrance of Jackson Wink MMA Academy boasts that behind its doors "walk the greatest fighters in the world.