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USA's Frank Aniello Molinaro (R) competes with Iranian Meysam Nasiri (L) during the 65 kg category final match at the World Wrestling Cup Final in the western Iranian Kurdish-majority city of Kermanshah on February 17, 2017. Iran won the tournament in five out of eight weight categories following three days …

Saudis Apologize for ‘Indecent’ Images at Wrestling Event

JIDDAH, Saudi Arabia — Saudi sports officials are apologizing after images of scantily clad women appeared on big screens during a world wrestling event held in the kingdom, which hosted women and children for the first time.

Turkey's Taha Akgul, right, competes against Iran's Komeil Nemat Ghasemi, left, during the men's 125-kg freestyle wrestling gold medal match at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

Iran’s Resigned Wrestling Chief Criticizes Government

The resigned head of Iran’s wrestling federation has asked the country’s diplomats to take responsibility and support athletes who refuse to compete against Israelis, the semi-official ISNA news agency reported Saturday.

Turkey's Taha Akgul, right, competes against Iran's Komeil Nemat Ghasemi, left, during the men's 125-kg freestyle wrestling gold medal match at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

Iran Protests Ban On Wrestler Who Boycotted Israeli Opponent

TEL AVIV — Iran’s wrestling federation announced Saturday it will protest a decision to ban one of its contenders and the national coach for deliberately throwing a match in order to avoid fighting an Israeli opponent.

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WWE Gets Its First Arab Female Wrestler

A Dubai TV personality will soon debut as the first female Muslim wrestler for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), a report says.

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Watch: Patriots’ Gronkowski Jumps Into WrestleMania 33 Ring

New England Patriots star tight end Rob Gronkowski made an appearance at Sunday’s WrestleMania 33. Gronkowski jumped into the ring after Jinder Mahal threw a drink at him while he was in the stands cheering on his friend Mojo Rawley during

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Watch: John Cena Proposes to Nikki Bella at WrestleMania

John Cena had a memorable WrestleMania 33 moment. Following their mixed tag team victory over The Miz and Maryse Sunday, Cena proposed to girlfriend of five years, Nikki Bella. She said yes to the 16-time world champion. Cena later tweeted out

USA's Kyle Frederick Snyder celebrates after winning against Azerbaijan's Khetag Goziumov in their men's 97kg freestyle final match on August 21, 2016, during the wrestling event of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Carioca Arena 2 in Rio de Janeiro. / AFP / Toshifumi KITAMURA (Photo credit should read …

Iran Lifts Ban on U.S. Wrestling Team

Iran has lifted a ban on U.S. wrestlers, allowing them to take part in the Freestyle World Cup later this month in the Iranian city of Kermanshah, Iranian media reported on Sunday.

Kyle Frederick Snyder of the United States celebrates after winning gold over Khetag Goziumov (not pictured) of Azerbaijan in the Men's Freestyle 97kg on Day 16 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Carioca Arena 2 on August 21, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Iran Bans Travel of U.S. Wrestlers to Freestyle World Cup

Iran on Friday banned U.S. wrestlers from participating in the Freestyle World Cup competition this month in response to President Donald Trump’s executive order forbidding visas for Iranians, according to an official IRNA news agency report.