Frenchman Wins World Judo Championship

Teddy Riner of France won the gold medal in the over-100-kilogram category at the world judo championships in Astana, Kazakhstan, defeating Ryu Shichinohe of Japan in the final. Riner, 26, became the first judoka to win eight world titles, seven of them coming in the over-100-kilogram class. He is unbeaten in 95 bouts, his last loss coming in September 2010 when he dropped a points decision to Japan’s Daiki Kamikawa in the final of the open-category division at the world championships Read more [...]

Holly Holm, a Top Boxer, Will Be Ronda Rousey’s Next Opponent

Photo Ronda Rousey, right, needed only 34 seconds to beat her last opponent, Bethe Correia, this month. Credit Matthew Stockman/Getty Images The mixed martial arts superstar Ronda Rousey announced Friday that her next opponent would be Holly Holm on Jan Read more [...]

Money, Lust and Kung Fu: Shaolin’s ‘C.E.O. Monk’ Is Under Fire

Photo Students practicing kung fu at the Shaolin Tagou School, one of the private academies near the Shaolin Temple in Dengfeng, China, in November 2014. Credit Adam Dean for The New York Times DENGFENG, China — Incense drifting through ancient cedars. Saffron-robed monks, limbs a blur of movement, making quick work of imagined enemies. Read more [...]

Ronda Rousey’s U.F.C. Dominance Evokes a Young Mike Tyson

Photo Ronda Rousey is 11-0 in her career, and 5-0 since joining the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Credit Jae C. Hong/Associated Press Ronda Rousey spends some of her time posing for magazine covers, filming television ads and movies, sitting for interviews, winning awards and generally continuing a rapid ascent to sports superstardom. Read more [...]

The YouTube Brawler Kimbo Slice Tries an M.M.A. Comeback

Photo Kimbo Slice in an Elite XC fight league match in 2008. Credit Rich Schultz/Associated Press It seems like an eternity ago in the fast-maturing world of mixed martial arts , but there was a time when a man named Kimbo Slice was the most talked about fighter in the country. Slice made his reputation in the early 2000s, appearing in unsanctioned street fights that were taped and uploaded to the Internet in the days when seeing a video on your computer still seemed really neat Read more [...]

U.F.C. Penalizes Two of Its Fighters

U.F.C. Penalizes Two of Its Fighters - NYTimes.com HTTP/1.1 302 Found Date: Sat, 20 Sep 2014 17:08:04 GMT Server: Apache Set-Cookie: NYT-S=deleted; expires=Thu, 01-Jan-1970 00:00:01 GMT; path=/; domain=www.stg.nytimes.com Set-Cookie: NYT-S=0MlPRQZ6i4JiDDXrmvxADeHHd3Rz1lHFXAdeFz9JchiAIUFL2BEX5FWcV.Ynx4rkFI; expires=Mon, 20-Oct-2014 17:08:04 GMT; path=/; domain=.nytimes.com Location: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/20/sports/ufc-penalizes-two-of-its-fighters.html?partner=rssnyt&emc=rss&_r=0 Content-Length: 0 Cneonction: close Content-Type: text/html; charset=UTF-8 HTTP/1.1 200 OK Server: Apache Cache-Control: no-cache Content-Type: text/html; charset=utf-8 Transfer-Encoding: chunked Date: Sat, 20 Sep 2014 17:08:04 GMT X-Varnish: 704774749 704767615 Age: 110 Via: 1.1 varnish X-Cache: HIT X-API-Version: 5-5 X-PageType: article Connection: close 002030 NYTimes.com no longer supports Internet Explorer 8 or earlier. Read more [...]

Medieval Weapon Finds Modern Appeal

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