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Movie Review: Foxcatcher - You'll want to wrestle with this movie

Marshall Fine | Posted 01.13.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

When I saw Bennett Miller's Foxcatcher at the Toronto Film Festival in September, I wrote that "Miller, in my estimation, has jumped into the class ...

Wrestling Is Back!

AP | STEPHEN WILSON | Posted 11.08.2013 | Sports

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Wrestling, a sport as ancient as the games themselves, is back in the Olympics after seven months in limbo and even mo...

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William Baldwin | Posted 07.30.2013 | Sports
William Baldwin

This shot over the bow of wrestling from the IOC could be the wakeup call we have been waiting for. Never before have I witnessed more outrage, more passion, and more interest for our beloved sport.

From a High School Gym to Grand Central Station: The Olympic Spirit Is Alive

Caryn Brooks | Posted 07.19.2013 | Sports
Caryn Brooks

The fight for wrestling includes the fight to keep the Olympic spirit alive in the unlikeliest of places, such as the gym where Jacob Curby practiced and competed as a teen at Lyons Township High School in LaGrange, Illinois.

GOP Gov Urges Governors To Help Reverse 'Crazy' Olympics Decision

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 02.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Republican governor of Iowa is campaigning to get his gubernatorial colleagues from around the country to join his effort to overtur...

U.S. And Iran Agree .... On Wrestling

AP | By NASSER KARIMI and BRIAN MURPHY | Posted 04.21.2013 | Sports

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The caretakers of the Olympics may have inadvertently accomplished what has eluded diplomats: Galvanizing Iran and the U.S. on a...

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Len Berman | Posted 04.15.2013 | New York
Len Berman

"King" Felix Hernandez is now the salary king. The Seattle Mariners have locked up their star pitcher for seven years for $175 million, the largest pitching contract in baseball.

Goodbye Wrestling: How the IOC Betrayed Its Olympic Soul

Sandip Roy | Posted 04.15.2013 | Sports
Sandip Roy

The decision to drop wrestling as an Olympic sport is about a committee snubbing its nose at a sport that has drawn young people of less than privileged backgrounds, from small towns and villages, with little fancy equipment.

Report: Wrestler Stripped Of Olympic Medal

AP | STEPHEN WILSON | Posted 01.06.2013 | Sports

Nearly three months after the closing ceremony, another Olympic athlete has been stripped of a medal for a doping violation at the London Games. The ...

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David Crisanti | Posted 10.23.2012 | Sports
David Crisanti

If that sort of sporting challenge against geopolitical foes is what it takes to get you back in to the Olympic spirit, then you need to pay attention to Olympic wrestling. The U.S. is one of the best teams, and our top rivals are an expanded axis of evil.

Varner Gives U.S. Two Olympic Wrestling Golds

AP | LUKE MEREDITH | Posted 08.12.2012 | Sports

LONDON -- Cael Sanderson spent the past seven years teaching Jake Varner how to be a world champion – and he was there Sunday when Varner joined...

The Stupid Reason Our Second-Best Wrestler Represents Team USA at the London Olympics

Russ Belville | Posted 09.30.2012 | Sports
Russ Belville

In order for Team USA to stay atop the medal count in the London games we must showcase the best athletes the United States has to offer. So why is it that we are sending our second best competitor in the women's 72 kg weight class? Allow me to explain.

A Greco-Roman Wrestler's Olympic Promise

BSU at the Games | Conor Hockett | Posted 08.01.2012 | College

When Ben Provisor was a freshman on the wrestling team at Stevens Point High School in Wisconsin, goal cards were handed out to everyone during a prac...

Failed Drug Test Ends Olympic Dream For U.S. Wrestler

AP | LUKE MEREDITH | Posted 06.29.2012 | Sports

DES MOINES, Iowa -- U.S. wrestler Stephany Lee has been suspended for a year and will give her up spot on the Olympic team after testing positive for ...

Iraq Women Wrestlers Spark Controversy

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A new women's wrestling team in Diwaniya, Iraq, south of Baghdad, is sparking controversy with the countries more traditionally religious and conserva...