Martial arts

This undated booking photo provided by the Hawaii Department of Public Safety shows Tashii Brown, known to them as Tashii Farmer-Brown. He was released from state custody in January, 2016, according to the department. Court records show he was sentenced to five years in prison in 2010 for assault. Brown, unarmed, died early Sunday, May 14, 2017, outside The Venetian in Las Vegas, after a police officer grabbed him in a neck hold, a much-criticized law enforcement technique to subdue people. Brown became unconscious and died, despite efforts at CPR. (Hawaii Department of Public Safety via AP)
May 17, 2017 - 10:57 pm
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...
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This undated booking photo provided by the Hawaii Department of Public Safety shows Tashii Brown, known to them as Tashii Farmer-Brown. He was released from state custody in January, 2016, according to the department. Court records show he was sentenced to five years in prison in 2010 for assault. Brown, unarmed, died early Sunday, May 14, 2017, outside The Venetian in Las Vegas, after a police officer grabbed him in a neck hold, a much-criticized law enforcement technique to subdue people. Brown became unconscious and died, despite efforts at CPR. (Hawaii Department of Public Safety via AP)
May 17, 2017 - 9:27 pm
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...
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FILE - In this Sept. 10, 2016, file photo, Stipe Miocic speaks during a post fight press conference after his knockout win over Alistair Overeem, from the Netherlands, in a heavyweight title bout at UFC 203, in Cleveland. Miocic finally gets his chance for revenge, and this time he is defending his world heavyweight title for the second time. (AP Photo/David Dermer, File)
May 12, 2017 - 2:53 am
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,...
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Iranian national basketball team players Shadi Abdolvand, left, and Ayrin Artoonian attend an interview with The Associated Press in Tehran, Iran, Thursday, May 4, 2017. Basketball enthusiasts around the world said a decision to allow players to wear religious headgear in competition will encourage more people to play the sport because it gives participants the right to practice their faith and focus on playing ball. Abdolvand said basketball will change in Iran because younger players will be encouraged to "pursue their goals." (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
May 04, 2017 - 5:54 pm
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Basketball enthusiasts around the world said a decision to allow players to wear religious headgear in competition will encourage more people to play the sport because it gives participants the right to practice their faith and focus on playing ball. The unanimous...
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April 15, 2017 - 11:01 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Demetrious Johnson joked earlier this week that the UFC owes him nine more title belts, one for each time "Mighty Mouse" has successfully defended his flyweight championship. Well, now Dana White and Co. owe him 10. Johnson picked apart Brazilian challenger Wilson Reis...
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April 15, 2017 - 10:27 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Demetrious Johnson picked apart Wilson Reis before catching him in an armbar and forcing him to submit Saturday night, retaining his UFC flyweight title for the 10th time to match longtime middleweight king Anderson Silva's record for consecutive defenses. Johnson (26-2-1)...
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April 15, 2017 - 10:25 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Demetrious Johnson picked apart Wilson Reis before catching him in an armbar and forcing him to submit Saturday night, retaining his UFC flyweight title for the 10th time to match longtime middleweight king Anderson Silva's record for consecutive defenses. Johnson (26-2-1)...
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FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2015, file photo, Demetrious Johnson celebrates after defeating John Dodson in a flyweight title mixed martial arts bout at UFC 191 in Las Vegas. Johnson will again defend his flyweight title against Brazilian Wilson Reis in the main event at Sprint Center, the first time the UFC has ventured into Kansas City.(AP Photo/John Locher, File)
April 14, 2017 - 4:58 pm
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,...
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Daniel Cormier, left, battles Anthony Johnson during a light heavyweight mixed martial arts bout at UFC 210, early Sunday, April 9 2017, in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)
April 09, 2017 - 2:08 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — With a vicious choke, Daniel Cormier forced Anthony Johnson into submission and retirement. Cormier's next title challenger? Pick a fighter outside of the cage. Cormier easily defeated "Rumble" Johnson for the second time in two years, using a rear naked choke to retain the...
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Thiago Alves punches Patrick Cote during a welterweight mixed martial arts bout at UFC 210, Saturday, April 8, 2017, in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)
April 09, 2017 - 1:04 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Daniel Cormier beat Anthony Johnson for the second time, using a submission victory to retain the light heavyweight championship in the main event of UFC 210 on Saturday night. With tears in his eyes, Johnson announced his retirement inside the octagon, saying "it's time for me...
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