Martial arts

Ultimate fighting star Conor McGregor, center, is escorted by New York Court Police officers after a hearing at the Brooklyn Criminal Court, Friday, April 6, 2018, in New York. McGregor is facing criminal charges in the wake of a backstage melee he allegedly instigated that has forced the removal of three fights from UFC's biggest card of the year. Video footage appears to show the promotion's most bankable star throwing a hand truck at a bus full of fighters after a Thursday news conference for UFC 223 at Brooklyn's Barclays Center. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
April 06, 2018 - 10:26 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Cocksure and uncouth, Conor McGregor was never afraid to defy authority. He dressed in fur coats and swung chairs at news conferences, reaped the riches of his dalliance with boxing, and demanded his boss cut him an ownership stake in the MMA promotion that made him one of the sport...
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UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway gestures while responding to reporters' questions during Media Day for UFC223, Thursday, April 5, 2018, at the Barclays Center in New York ahead of his upcoming lightweight title fight against Khabib Nurmagomedov. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
April 06, 2018 - 8:00 pm
UFC has a main event for its New York return. Al Iaquinta, a winner of five straight bouts, will step in and fight in the main event of UFC 223 on Saturday after two other challengers were forced to drop out. Iaquinta has agreed to fight Khabib Nurmagomedov in a lightweight bout at Barclays Center...
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Ultimate fighting star Conor McGregor, left, is led by an official to an unmarked vehicle while leaving the 78th Precinct of the New York Police Department, Friday, April 6, 2018, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. McGregor is facing criminal charges in the wake of a backstage melee he allegedly instigated that has forced the removal of three fights from UFC's biggest card of the year. Video footage appears to show the promotion's most bankable star throwing a hand truck at a bus full of fighters after a Thursday news conference for UFC 223 at Brooklyn's Barclays Center. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
April 06, 2018 - 6:21 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on the New York arrest of ultimate fighting star Conor McGregor (all times local): 5 p.m. Mixed martial arts star Conor McGregor has been arraigned on felony criminal mischief and other charges following a backstage melee at a New York City event. McGregor answered, "Yes...
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FILE - In this Aug. 25, 2017, file photo, Conor McGregor, center, stands next to Floyd Mayweather Jr., center left, during their weigh-in the day before their boxing match in Las Vegas. McGregor hit the headlines for the wrong reasons on Thursday, April 5, 2018, after being stripped of his UFC lightweight title. UFC president Dana White revealed at a press conference ahead of Saturday's card at the Barclays Center in New York that McGregor's 155-pound championship will be up for grabs, with the Irishman having not fought in the Octagon since winning his belt in November 2016. McGregor delivered a brief and to-the-point reaction on Twitter before later gatecrashing the UFC 223 media day, sparking chaotic scenes. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
April 05, 2018 - 10:22 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Conor McGregor was involved in a backstage melee after a news conference for UFC223, and video footage appears to show the promotion's biggest star throwing a hand truck at a bus full of fighters , injuring at least one scheduled to compete Saturday. Video showed McGregor with a...
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April 04, 2018 - 7:22 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Conor McGregor's run as UFC lightweight champion is set to end. The long-expected move that McGregor would lose his 155-belt was officially announced by UFC President Dana White at a press conference for Saturday's pay-per-view card at Barclays Center. McGregor has not fought for...
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South Korean popular girl band Red Velvet arrives at a hotel in Pyongyang, North Korea, Saturday, March 31, 2018. From aging crooners to bubbly K-Pop starlets, some of South Korea's biggest pop stars flew to North Korea on Saturday for rare performances that highlight the sudden thaw in inter-Korean ties after years of tensions over the North's nuclear ambitions. (Korea Pool via AP)
March 31, 2018 - 6:16 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — From aging crooners to bubbly K-Pop starlets, some of South Korea's biggest pop stars flew to North Korea on Saturday for rare performances that highlight the sudden thaw in inter-Korean ties after years of tensions over the North's nuclear ambitions. The concerts in...
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Brian Ortega, top, finishes off Frankie Edgar with a series of punches during their featherweight mixed martial arts bout at UFC 222 on Saturday, March 3, 2018, in Las Vegas. (Benjamin Hager/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP)
March 04, 2018 - 2:09 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Brian Ortega needed less than one round at UFC 222 to do something never done before. After becoming the first person ever to knock out Frankie Edgar, there's no telling what this surfing Californian could do next. Ortega stopped the former UFC champion on a devastating uppercut...
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February 11, 2018 - 2:34 am
PERTH, Australia (AP) — Yoel Romero beat Luke Rockhold by knockout in the third round of their scheduled middleweight interim title bout Sunday, the main card highlight of UFC 221 at the Perth Arena. But Cuba's Romero was ineligible to claim the interim title when he missed the weight at Friday's...
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Members of the combined Koreas women's hockey team walk from the Kwandong Hockey Centre to the training center to practice prior to the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Friday, Feb. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
February 09, 2018 - 10:26 am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): 12:20 a.m. A united Korea stole the show at the opening ceremony, and a united Korean hockey team will be in the spotlight on Saturday at the Pyeongchang Olympics. North and South Korea marched together on...
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North Korea's Ryom Tae Ok, top, and Kim Ju Sik, perform during a Pairs Figure Skating training session prior to the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
February 06, 2018 - 7:25 am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — A giant national flag. A smiling angel. The dictator's pop diva. And a dozen women added to a South Korean hockey team to form the Koreas' first-ever joint Olympic team. Yes, North Korea is again stealing the show in pre-Olympic media coverage, although none of its 22...
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